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Thursday, March 24, 2016

24 March - Blogs I'm Following

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Fears That Kidnapped Priest Might Be Crucified By ISIS On Good Friday

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 minutes ago
A priest believed to have been kidnapped by ISIS militants may face execution by crucifixion on Good Friday, as reports on social media suggest the group plan mark the Christian holiday by mimicking the way in which Jesus died. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in his home on March 4, as gunmen killed 16 people at an old people’s home in Aden – a port city in Yemen. Mirror.co.uk reports: No group has come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnap of the priest, who was a member of the Silesian order in Bangalore, India, but a survivor said ISIS was to blame. Now reports shar... more »

Let’s Get This Straight: Trump Is No Reagan

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 28 minutes ago
[image: Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22, 2015.] “Ronald Reagan is dead, and he’s not coming back.” “I wish more conservatives could come to grips with this relatively simple fact. We are now in something like the fifth round of the pin-the-tail-on-the-next-Reagan game and it’s getting old. Catering... more »

Face It-- There ARE Democrats Who Identify Themselves As Progressives And Back Hillary Instead Of Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
Chris Byron wrote a politically correct open letter to "liberal" America, asking why they are voting for that wretched establishment candidate. I feel his pain. I asked a friend of mine, who I respect very much and who hasn't chosen between Hillary and Bernie, if there were any intelligent people supporting Hillary who aren't on her payroll. She assured me that there are. So there must be. They don't find their way to my twitter feed. That seems to be reserved for Hillary fans who are imitating Trump fans. Here's where Byron goes wrong, right off the bat in his open letter-- and i... more »

CURMUDGUCATION: What's So Bad About Competency Based Education?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 48 minutes ago
CURMUDGUCATION: What's So Bad About Competency Based Education?: Competency Based Education (or Proficiency Based Learning or Outcome Based Education) is the new rage, or perhaps the long-simmering pot tha... more »

Bill Whittle: American Fascists...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 49 minutes ago
*Look at the faces of these protesters and tell me it's not Satan at work:*

The Brussels Bombings and the People of God

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 1 hour 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.] (Below are thoughts I recorded the day of the Brussels bombings and shared on Facebook.) We dread days like this. We turn on the news and hear of another devastating terrorist attack, this one terrorist bombings in Brussels that killed... more »

Biden Claims ‘There Is No Biden Rule’ on Supreme Court Nominations

Kathleen Hennessey at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Georgetown Law School in Washington, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Biden is pointing to his years as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to cast Republicans' election-year Supreme Court blockade as a dangerous new escalation of partisanship. In a speech at Georgetown Law School, Biden, took credit for moving eight Supreme Court nominees through the committee and to a vote on the Senate floor.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to clear his name and tout his record on Supreme Court nominations, calling Republican bran... more »

Belgian Police Questioned Paris Terror 'Mastermind' Salah Abdeslam For Just One Hour Over Four Days Because He Was Too Tired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Revealed: Bungling Belgian police quizzed 'mastermind' Salah Abdeslam for just ONE HOUR over four days before Brussels bloodbath as he was 'too TIRED' * * Salah Abdeslam was questioned by police for just one hour in four days * Paris terror suspect arrested in Brussels last Friday and is now in custody * But he was only quizzed for one hour between arrest and Tuesday's attacks * He was 'too tired' to be questioned raising fears plot could've been stopped Belgian police questioned prime terror suspect Salah Abdeslam for just one hour between his arrest on Friday and t... more »

Donald Trump's Dangerous Use of Language

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*No human being is perfect. Donald Trump deserves praise, and criticism.* *Wikipedia: * Richard Malcolm Weaver, Jr (March 3, 1910 – April 1, 1963) was an American scholar who taught English at the University of Chicago. He is primarily known as an intellectual historian, political philosopher and a mid-20th century conservative and as an authority on modern rhetoric. . . *Weaver condemned modern media and modern journalism as tools for exploiting the passive viewer.* *Convinced that ideas, not machines, compelled humanity towards a better future, he gave words precedence over t... more »

Trump: Why Don’t Moderate Muslims ‘Report The Bad Ones’?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*Donald Trump needs to educate himself and choose his words more carefully.* *Title: Trump: Why Don’t Moderate Muslims ‘Report The Bad Ones’? Source: Secular Talk. Date Published: March 24, 2016. Description: * GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accused Muslims of intentionally declining to report suspected terrorist activity in a Wednesday interview on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.” “When they see trouble, they have to report it. They are not reporting it; they are absolutely not reporting it, and that’s a big problem,” Trump told host Piers Morgan.

On the Path to Sacred Justice

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 2 hours ago
Censored Story http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/03/rodriguez-uncensored-on-state-sponsored.html

North Carolina Repeals Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

Casey Harper at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Gov. Pat McCrory speaking at a press event about his 25-Year Vision for North Carolina on September 17, 2014.] North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill late Wednesday to overturn a bathroom ordinance that allowed men to use women's bathrooms. Charlotte's city council passed an ordinance to take effect April 1 that would allow people to use the... more »

Graphic Video Show An Israeli Soldier Shooting A Wounded Palestinian Attacker In The Head

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Graphic video appears to show Israeli soldier shooting Palestinian man in the head* A graphic video that appears to show an Israeli soldier shooting a wounded Palestinian man in the head, moments after the man had stabbed a different soldier, has put an already tense West Bank neighborhood on edge. A human rights volunteer took the video Thursday morning as he witnessed a stabbing attack near the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood in the southern occupied West Bank. He sent the video to the group B’Tselem, which published it online. The video begins moments after an Israel... more »

Sabotage In The North Carolina Democratic Primary? Where Else Is Hillary Doing This?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Aisha Dew with notorious Clintonite Debbie Wasserman Schultz* *-by SusanInIowa* Niko House is the President of North Carolina Students for Bernie Sanders. He worked as a paralegal in the U.S. Army doing investigative work, and is now going to UNC-Chapel Hill. He is 27 years old. He told his story to Ed Opperman of the Opperman Report and has posted videos online, detailing his claims about sabotage against the Sanders campaign by its paid North Carolina director whom he accuses of being a DNC mole working for Clinton, and by others in the campaign with Clinton connections. House w... more »

just say you love me...

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

"Joy, Shipmates, Joy..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth. Joy, shipmates, joy.” - Edward Abbey

Russian Special Forces Hero Killed Near Palmyra

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A Russian Special Operations Forces (SOF) officer was killed helping the Syrian army in the fight against ISIS and the battle for the ancient city of Palmyra. The hero officer fought to the death with ISIL militants during a target-designation mission when his position got compromised, according to a military spokesman at Hmeimim air base on Thursday. Sputnik reports: The officer’s name, rank and the date of the accident remain undisclosed. According to the spokesman, “the officer carried out a mission in Tadmor near Palmyra for a week, spotting crucial ISIL facilities and providing ... more »

Was Syria Cooperating Militarily With Turkey Against The PKK? I Would Say YES

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*Stumbled across this article, quite by chance*- from Jamestown Foundation *Written in 2010-* *Before the NATO destabilization of both nations began in earnest.* *And this is an anniversary post of sorts, also, as you'll find out at the end!* *Let's have a look back, keeping in mind all we know from then to present time:* *Recent media reports suggest that a new phase of Syrian-Turkish military cooperation has begun against Kurdish militants of the Parti Karkerani Kurdistan (PKK - Kurdistan Workers Party) in Syria.* However, a closer examination of the rapprochement between Damascus...more »

Belgium Intelligence And Security Forces Are Broken

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*John Lloyd, Reuters:* *The world’s spies agree Belgian intelligence is broken* The attack on Europe’s political capital on Tuesday has been widely blamed on bad intelligence; not just the dysfunctional separation of powers in Belgium, but on the lack of sharing of information among the many intelligence services of the 28 states of the European Union. The services in the former Communist states to the east were reconfigured after the collapse of the Soviet-backed regimes in 1990, but some still contain habits — and in a few cases personnel — from the days when they saw the West ... more »

Obama’s Ideological Holiday in Havana

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Barack Obama visits Cuba, Cuban President Raul Castro, Communist Cuba, Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays,] WASHINGTON -- The split-screen told the story: on one side, images of the terror bombing in Brussels; on the other, Barack Obama doing the wave with Raul Castro at a baseball game in Havana. On one side, the real world... more »

How Congress Protects Monsanto At California Taxpayers Expense

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Three California towns are currently suing Monsanto for poisoning San Francisco Bay with PCBs, chemicals known to cause cancer. Many involved in the lawsuit hope the court’s ultimate decision will make it easier for other cities across the US to hold companies, like Monsanto, liable for environmental damage. Until now, companies that cause long-term damage are rarely, if ever considered “at fault” by the US Government. If the towns from California win, it could set a new precedent for the rights of communities to hold manufacturers liable, even if the company didn’t cause a “direct ... more »

As We Shift - Words from a Council of Elders

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
*There are two conversations shared below. In this first one, I was woken up at 3AM. This took place on March 12, 2016.* *In the second, I asked a question. This took place on March 22nd, 2016 (10 days later). I feel these words are intended for a wider audience, hence this post.* *There are, as has been said by many others, pointers along the way, sort of like road signs, reminding us where we are headed and how far we have come and have still to go. It seems that these conversations may be viewed as such.* *On March 12, at 3AM I was woken up.* *“Is there someone who wants t... more »

March 24: Al Jazeera - the news champ?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
In the front page headline is a story about how moncton has squalid rooming houses full of bedbugs and lice, poorly heated, with people crammed into filthy rooms. One of them has 32 roomers, but only one toilet. (Baths are out of the question.) Now, the provincial government and the city are stepping in to establish regulations. I'm sorry to read that. As a regular reader of Norbert Cunningham, I know that government interference in anything is bad, that these decisions are best made by private business. And remember, these flophouse owners are enterpreneurs and 'corporate citi... more »

France Arrests Man in ‘Advanced Stages’ of Attack Plot

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, Storm] PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchman in the “advanced stages” of a plot to attack the country was arrested Thursday northwest of Paris and security forces locked down the area during a major search, France’s interior minister said. Bernard Cazeneuve said... more »

US Official Says Marines Expanding Combat Role in Iraq

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group, slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Marines operating out of a small outpost in Iraq provided artillery and targeting support for Iraqi troops Thursday, expanding the American combat role in the country as the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 24 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. General Overview On Commodities - While Still Way Below All-Time Highs For All Listed Commodities , 2016 YTD Returns Have Been Solid For Most Metals , Energy "Sans" Natural Gas . 2. Oil News Of The Day. 3. Russia Related Items Of Note. 4. 2 Year Bond - Nominal & Real Rates.) Europe In Focus ( 1. Greece News De Jour . 2. Refugee Crisis News For Thursday. 3. Brussels Attacks - Items For Today. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Overview...... Asia Update 3/25/16 ....... *Richard Baldwin* ‏@BaldwinRE 1m 1 minute ago Causes and consequences of *China*’s shadow banking http://www. voxeu.org/article/causes-and-consequences-china-s-shadow-banking … #*China* #ShadowBanking *Foreign PolicyVerified account* ‏@ForeignPolicy 7m 7 minutes ago *China* is getting serious about kicking its coal addiction. @KFJ_FP reports http://atfp.co/1T8bOwT *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago TOKYO MARCH CORE CONSUMER PRICES FALL 0.3% Y/Y From earlier...... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperf... more »

Monsanto Wins As USDA “Clears” Two GMO Corn Traits From Oversight

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) announced on Wednesday that it will no longer regulate a genetically-modified corn developed by Monsanto to resist its own herbicide dicamba. The move means that it can now be planted without permits or other additional regulatory oversight from the agency. According to Reuters: Monsanto and other agricultural chemical companies produce seeds with built-in resistance to their weedkillers so that spraying with the chemicals does not destroy crops. The corn line, known as MON87419, also resists glufosinate herbicide, the USDA said in a stateme... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Carol Matlack, Bloomberg*: *Brussels: Europe’s Jihadi Capital* *The haphazardly governed city failed to stem a radical presence in its slums.* The accused ringleaders of last November’s Paris terror attacks came from Brussels; so did the weapons used in an assault on a kosher supermarket in Paris last year. A Brussels resident killed four people at the city’s Jewish Museum in 2014; last August, a heavily armed man boarded a Paris-bound train in Brussels and tried to attack passengers before being overpowered. How did jihadism take root in a city that’s one of Europe’s safest and... more »

What is in Kerry's Briefcase?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Russia’s president is curious as to why US Secretary of State John Kerry has to carry his own luggage. Amused that there seems to be no one to help him, Putin cracked a joke, hinting that America’s top diplomat may have brought money “to haggle with.” *“But today when I saw the footage of you going down the plane and carrying your luggage I was a bit upset… On the one hand, it’s quite a democratic way of conduct, but on the other hand, I thought, probably, the situation in the United States is not that good. There is no one to assist the Secretary of State carry his luggage,”* ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"We Know Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace- business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me- and I welcome their hatred." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Indiana Governor Signs Fetal Defects Abortion Ban Into Law

ARIC CHOKEY at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Pence - 900] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down syndrome. Pence signed the measure just hours ahead of his deadline... more »

National Security Experts: Brussels Terrorist Attacks ‘Grave,’ ‘A Bit Embarrassing’

Kelsey Harkness & Leah Jessen at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Brussels police - 900] When twin explosions hit Brussels early Tuesday morning, killing at least 31 people and wounding at least 270 others, they exposed a dangerous intelligence gap right in the heart of Europe. Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium, also hosts the... more »

Republicans Worry Obama is Opening Door to New Iran Relief

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Royce - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is leaving the door open to new sanctions relief for Iran, including possibly long-forbidden access to the U.S. financial market, prompting increased concern from Republican opponents of last year’s nuclear deal. Rep. Ed Royce,... more »

Vatican Seeks to Calm Concern About Retired Pope Benedict’s Health

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Pope Benedict XVI waves to the people in front of Brixen Cathedral ahead of a sunday Angelus prayer on August 3, 2008 in Brixen, Italy. Pope Benedict spends his summer holidays during a fortnight at the Cusanus academy as his residence in Brixen.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is seeking to temper concern about Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s health after his longtime secretary said he was “like a candle that slowly and calmly goes out.” The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi,... more »

Critical Thinking Is Suppressed For Religious People

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
According to a study, critical or scientific thinking, operates on a different path in the brain than religious or supernatural thinking. Scientists say the opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. They found that critical thinking is suppressed in the brains of people who believe in the supernatural. The two paths are not reconcilable, however great religious scientists of the past somehow benefited from a balance between the two ways of thinking. The study does not delve into the possibi... more »

World News Briefs -- March 24, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*VOA:* *Iraqi Army Meets Stiff IS Resistance in Mosul Offensive* MAKHMOUR FRONTLINE, IRAQ - Iraqi forces have met with stiff resistance in the first step of their offensive to retake the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul. Some 4,000 Iraqi forces started their advance toward roughly 12 villages about 75 kilometers southeast of Mosul at 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The troops came from two directions, creating a pincer movement around the villages. By mid-afternoon they had seized four villages, but had not yet managed to control all the area. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* Syrian ar... more »

HC Unit solid geometry - Helium tetrahedron - Neon dodecahedron

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 6 hours ago
it's been a while since I thought about the HC (or Hertzan Chimera) Unit. The HC Unit cycles sinusoidally between Universal Equilibrium IN, CCW out, Universal Equilibrium IN, CW out... i.e. + 0 - 0 + 0 - 0 + 0 - 0 etc. Always the same cycle. HC Units link up in an unbroken looping chain to make atoms like this for HC12 +0-0+0-0+0-0. HC Units in atoms therefore acts as both a nuclear proton AND a nuclear neutron, the 'electron' being a result of the interactions of these cycling HC Units in the circular chain. Three HC Units together in this format +0- or 0+0 or -0+ or 0-0 are the (... more »

EPA Named in Blistering Report on Flint Water Crisis

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Flint_River_in_Flint_MIchigan - 900] The task force appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate what happened in Flint, Michigan has released a scathing 116-page report on how a failure of government at all levels allowed the city's drinking water to become contaminated with... more »

The Economy: “Welcome to the Fed’s Brave New World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Welcome to the Fed’s Brave New World”* by Mike Whitney "What do you think this chart means?" (The post-recession economy is worse than we thought, Fortune) "It means the U.S. economy is in the throes of the lousiest recovery since World War 2. “But how can that be”, you ask? “After all, hasn’t the Fed kept interest rates at zero for seven years while hosing down the entire financial system with more than $4 trillion? Yep, they sure have, but their so called monetary stimulus has failed to lift the economy out of the doldrums or produce the robust recovery that they promised. Inste... more »

Light At The End of The Syrian Tunnel?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
It is interesting that the *Assad regime and its Middle Eastern allies, ISIS*, *the Arab League*, *the United States*, *Turkey*, NATO, and *the comical Saudi-Turkish-led Syrian "mainstream" opposition* are all against the idea of federalism. They won't even entertain it as a possible political solution. They dismiss it out of hand as if federalism is worse than an ISIS caliphate. The so-called opposition wants Syria to be converted from a secular tyranny to a religious tyranny, and they act like the few sensible people championing federalism are the crazy ones. If they can come up w... more »

Yazidi Teen Who Escaped from ISIS Captivity Recounts Her Harrowing Experiences

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
Iraq failed its Ezidi population. It is a failed state, and a hopeless enterprise. Both *the corrupt Iraqi army* and *the corrupt Peshmerga* who only fight for salaries were nowhere to be seen when their presence was needed most. They fled numerous battlefields in regular clothes and left vulnerable civilians at the mercy of ISIS. Nobody at the top was held accountable. No cowardly officers and soldiers were executed for their desertions. They reacted like nothing happened. The only group that *showed up to save and defend the Ezidis was the PKK*, which is ludicrously designated as ... more »

If Cacti is Plural for Cactus, Is Jesi Plural for Jesus?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Well it's started. The Jesus impersonators. There will be many. A bit like Elvis that way. Many were planted long before the in-vitro versions I wrote about in a prior post. One wrote me yesterday. Interesting energy... Let me be clear. There will be no savior scripts in play. Those plans have been canceled as they do not free humanity to be I AM. You are not less than Source/I AM. You BE that. It's just the knowing and the experiencing that has yet to happen. Awareness can come in a moment as anyone who has had an NDE can tell you. Does not take centuries of karma. You w... more »

Ex-Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic Guilty of Genocide. Sentenced To 40 years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Radovan Karadžić sentenced to 40 years for Srebrenica genocide* Wartime leader of Bosnian Serbs found guilty of 10 of 11 charges at international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić has been found guilty of genocide over the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica and sentenced to 40 years in jail. The key verdict from a United Nations tribunal in The Hague was delivered 18 months after a five-year trial of Karadžić, accused of being one of the chief architects of atrocities during the 1992-95 Balkans war. The 70-year... more »

What Does Rolling Stone REALLY Think Of Hillary Clinton?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The Agenda Action Project explained in great detail why their members had chosen, by an overwhelming margin, to endorse Bernie for president. The head of APA, Erik Altieri, announced the endorsement yesterday, saying, that "Bernie Sanders' campaign has ignited a fire in this country that we are honored and humbled to stoke and grow until that warm light becomes a beacon of hope-- not just for the every citizen in this country, but for people around the world. Now is not the time to resign ourselves to the sidelines, now is the time to stand up and fight back. Enough is enough." H... more »

The NFL’s Bullying of Believers

Katrina Trinko at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: NFL, National Football League] Do you think a pastor who's against same-sex marriage should be forced to perform same-sex weddings? Do you believe that a religious college should be allowed to hire only people who agree with the religious beliefs of the college? Do... more »

Little Sisters to the Supreme Court: We’ll Have ‘Nun of It’

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: hqdefault] In a rare public appearance, a group of nuns stood before the Supreme Court Wednesday to rally against a provision in the Affordable Care Act that they believe forces them to violate their deeply-held religious beliefs. The provision, often... more »

Starting a Small Business Could Break This Federal Law

David Burton at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: small business - 900] When a company would like to sell stock, it must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission, unless an exemption applies, per the Securities Act. It's estimated by the Securities and Exchange Commission that registration costs $2.5 million dollars in... more »

Remembering Norman Borlaug, a Man Who Quietly Saved Hundreds of Millions of People

James Wanliss at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Norman Borlaug - 900] The twentieth century is remarkable for bloodshed and lives lost through the madness of men. Stalin and Mao created environmental ruin and starved around 40 million individuals. The Black Book of Communism details another 70 million lives lost through the action of Soviet "cooperatives,"... more »

Tallulah Bankhead

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

The Pen is mighter than the sword and the truth stronger than any writtten page

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
any word may fade away if the mother and father are not daft but with religion its the facts that are not real so parents stop spreading lies and it will make it easier for your children to realize the skygod dont car and for their actions they best beware

5 Pieces of Monsanto’s Corporate History We’re Not Supposed to Think About

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Do you know much about the world's most hated company? The post 5 Pieces of Monsanto’s Corporate History We’re Not Supposed to Think About appeared first on Waking Times.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Curiosity is the essence of human existence. 'Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?' I don't know. I don't have any answers to those questions. I don't know what's over there around the corner. But I want to find out." - Eugene Cernan

Belgium Terrorists Had Plans To Attack One Of Belgium's Nuclear Plants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Doel Nuclear Power Station near Antwerp. Wikipedia *Daily Mail*: *Brussels bombers DID plan to attack nuclear power station as police uncover 12 hours of footage jihadists filmed outside a plant director's home* * Investigators found 12 hours of footage filmed by the jihadi cell in Brussels * It included film of the Belgian nuclear power chief's home in Flanders * The ISIS terrorists are believed to have wanted to kidnap him to gain entry * It has now emerged the creators of the footage were the Bakraoui brothers * The footage was seized following the Paris terror attacks in Novembe... more »

Israeli Company Hacking iPhone for FBI - #NewWorldNextWeek

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Title: Israeli Company Hacking iPhone for FBI - #NewWorldNextWeek. Source: corbettreport. Date Published: March 24, 2016.

The Smoking Gun - the Role of PUFA in Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 8 hours ago
The smoking gun Public health experts are gradually accepting the idea that sucrose and fructose are, like alcohol, causes of fatty liver disease (non-alcoholic liver disease - NAFLD - and its inflammatory development, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis - NASH). After all, sugar is unnecessary and, like alcohol, the rogue macronutrient, associated with pleasure rather than nutrition. There’s little or no evidence that there is ever likely to be a health benefit from replacing starch or fat with sugar. Sugar was first equated with alcohol in a liver disease model by CH Best, co-discove... more »

Obama’s War on Coal is Driving up Energy Costs

Nicolas Loris at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: coal plant closing - 900] In June of 2013, former science adviser to the Obama administration Daniel Schrag told The New York Times: The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Rodriguez Uncensored on State Sponsored Violence: 'On the Path to Sacred Justice'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Photo: Justice for Oscar Grant Censored News shares this column by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, which has been censored elsewhere. On the Path to Sacred Justice By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez Once again I find myself among grieving families, among families who bleed and tremble when they speak, all the while insisting they are witnesses or survivors, not victims. All the

EU Ministers Seek More Access To Personal Data After Brussels Attacks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
In the wake of the Brussels attacks, European ministers are reportedly preparing to push through new legislation giving security agencies direct access to telecommunications and other online data. EU ministers are gathering in Brussels to discuss ‘policy’ in a push to combat terrorism. RT reports: According to a draft statement seen by the Financial Times, the ministers, who plan to hold an emergency meeting on Thursday, are planning to make it easier to access telecommunications data and other “digital evidence.” We are convinced of the need to … find ways, as a matter of priority,... more »

Mandatory GMO Labeling Isn’t About Putting Consumers First

Daren Bakst at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: nonGMO label - 900] Recently the Senate failed to pass legislation that would effectively mandate the labeling of genetically engineered food. That's a good thing. The Senate labeling bill that was voted out of the Senate Agriculture Committee prohibited states from imposing mandatory labeling... more »

Lawsuit couldn’t stop four retractions for diabetes researcher

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
Four expressions of concern in the journal Diabetes have turned into retractions for Mario Saad, a move which he had tried to stop with a lawsuit. Last August, a judge dismissed Saad’s suit against the American Diabetes Association, which publishes Diabetes, concluding that the expressions of concerns on the papers were not defamation, but part of an “ongoing […] The post Lawsuit couldn’t stop four retractions for diabetes researcher appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Belgium Terror Attacks -- News Updates March 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Web of terror: A list of 100 suspected terrorists was handed to Belgian authorities in the weeks before the Paris attacks yet little appears to have been done to track the key jihadi fanatics behind both atrocities *Daily Mail*: *The web of terror from Paris to Brussels: How blundering police missed chance after chance to smash network of jihadis who brought carnage to French capital then triggered bloodbath in Belgium* * List of nearly 100 Islamic militants given to authorities a month before Paris * Molenbeek is the Brussels district at the heart of the web of terror * Cell that ... more »

Nice Work If You Can Get It!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/climate-change-to-make-transatlantic-flights-longer-or-not/ You may recall the BBC report last month on a study which claimed that climate change would make transatlantic flights longer. Matt McGrath reported: Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study. Global warming […]

Blame game

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I don’t know how many Jeremy Corbyn lookie-likies I’ve seen recently, but it’s more than a few. One was disguised as a postman, one was a highways workman in a hi-viz gilet, one was an estate agent; goodness only knows how many more there are out there. Corby’d have no problem finding a body-double if things got nasty. Saddam used to have several, didn’t he? ******* Ever since we boycotted Peter Oborne by ditching the Telegraph in exchange for The Times I’ve had misgivings about their anti-Israel correspondent, Gregg Carlstrom. He shows his true colours on Twitter. One of the ugl... more »

The Economy: “Don’t Be Fooled… ‘Helicopter Money’ Is Already Here”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Don’t Be Fooled… ‘Helicopter Money’ Is Already Here”* by Bill Bonner "Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers That grow so incredibly high." – The Beatles, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” BALTIMORE – We’re drifting in fog. Have been for years. And what’s this? A vague silhouette… the outline of something… coming into focus. Yes… it’s the strange Isle of Peculiarities and Impossibilities. When it rains on this island, the water comes up from the ground. When the sun shines, you have to pu...more »

“If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead”* By Charles Hugh Smith "To paraphrase Ernest Hemingway: How did you lose your Republic? Two ways, gradually and then suddenly. The Romans experienced this when their Republic was extinguished by Empire. The erosion of the Republic was gradual: slowly but surely, the lower classes' representation in governance was curtailed; the Oligarchy of the wealthy and powerful cemented their privileges at the expense of the many; Oligarchs rose above the laws that were supposed to apply to all, and executive power was conso...more »

US Wants To Charge Iranian Hackers For Cyber Attacks On Banks, Dam

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
US President Barack Obama’s administration is expected to publicly blame cyber-hackers from Iran for the “coordinated campaign” of cyber attacks between 2012 and 2013 on some U.S. banks and a water dam in New York State, according to reports Triblive.com reports: The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against about a half-dozen Iranians, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter. It is one of the highest-profile U.S. indictments against a foreign nation on hacking charges. It follows a landmark 2014 case in which a grand j... more »

Chahta Shadow Warriors Message to Daughter of Berta Caceres, COPINH

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Bertha Zuniga, Neddie Katsitsiaiohne, Leadhorse Choctaw, USUBA Delegation of COPINH. Delegation of Chahta Shadow Warriors. Warrior Society Message to Bertha Zuniga and COPINH, on New Year's Day, March 19. Bertha Zuniga is the daughter of Berta Caceres assassinated in Honduras as she battled mega hydro dams and corporate destruction of the land, water and air. Photos and videos by Neddie

Moral self-assurance watch: The public says it isn't Trump's fault!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016We think of Sierra Thomas:* At Vox, someone commissioned a survey about the violence at Trump events. Vox's report about its survey was done by a scribe in her first year out of college. Presumably, that's good for Ezra's bottom line. But her report about Vox's survey is *very* poorly reasoned. For that reason, we'll start with Kevin Drum's account, which brings the eternal note of sadness in. Who does the public blame for the violence at Trump's events? According to the survey by Vox, the public doesn't blame Trump: DRUM (3/24/16): A few days ago I sugge... more »

Limpy goes to Cuba

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Obama and Castro "Handshake"?* Sometimes the blogging business is an embarrassment of riches. It's never that there's nothing to write about....it's trying to* make sense of the nonsensical and rationalize the irrational that's the hard part.* *Witness US President Barack Obama's foray to Cuba this past week.* The first US president to visit the *rare independent and sovereign nation* in, what, 88 years? Did the State Department give the man any briefing notes? Or, did they just tell him to "wing it". That's what it looked like when, within wailing distance from the US torture dung... more »

Climate Denier, Fox News Regular, Tied to Peabody Coal and others

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Lawyer Tormenting Scientists Revealed Working For Coal Company Submitted by Nick Surgey on March 18, 2016 - 12:52pm The Center for Media and Democracy PR Watch http://www.prwatch.org/news/2016/03/13062/chris-horner-revealed-counsel-coal-company-alpha-natural-resources Chris Horner, a DC-based lawyer, climate change denier and Fox News regular, is also being paid as a "Regulatory

Questions Grow About Why Authorities Couldn’t Stop Brussels Attacks

John-Thor Dahlburg at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Belgium Attacks, Belgian Soldiers, Brussels, Salah Abdeslam, Terrorists, Terrorist Attacks, ISIS, Islamic State] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgium’s interior minister and justice minister tried to resign Thursday ahead of an emergency meeting of European security chiefs held amid growing questions about why authorities couldn’t prevent deadly Islamic extremist attacks on Brussels despite increasing signs... more »

In Wake of Brussels Terror Attack, Anonymous Threatens ISIS Again

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
In a new video, the group Anonymous has threatened ISIS again. It comes in response to the claim made by terror group saying it was responsible for the recent terror attacks in Belgium: “Our freedom is once again under attack,” said a computerized voice in the latest video. “This cannot continue.” Yahoo news reports: The group goes on to explain that, following the Islamic State’s attack on Paris in November, it hit the terrorist organization hard, shutting down “thousands” of its Twitter accounts, stealing its money and its bitcoins, “severely punished Daesh on the dark net” and ha... more »

MH370: Investigators Say Mozambique Debris Likely From Plane

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The mystery of what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 continued as officials said two newly discovered pieces of debris found in Mozambique in Africa are from the doomed flight. The announcement was made on Thursday by Australian officials following the completion of an examination of the two pieces. CNN reports: “The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370,” said Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester. MH370 disappeared more than two years ago en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard. The pieces of... more »

A Look At The Islamic State's AMAQ News Agency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Bloomberg: **Bin Laden Sent Videotapes. Islamic State Runs a 24/7 News Agency* * Amaq news agency run from within Islamic State, analysts say * Terrorist group using encrypted platforms to communicate Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had to rely on video and audio messages recorded in remote hideouts and delivered to international television networks by supporters to claim responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Islamic State, today the preeminent terrorist threat to the West, sponsors its own Amaq news agency, producing dispatches on a 24-hour ... more »

Report: Two North Korean Militia Units Are Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat*:* Is North Korea Fighting for Assad in Syria?* *Two North Korean militias are fighting for Bashar al-Assad the Syrian opposition claims.* Two North Korean militia units are fighting alongside Syrian government forces a representative of a Syrian opposition delegation claimed in Geneva this week, according to TASS. Asaad al-Zoubi, a leading figure in the so-called High Negotiations Committee delegation, the Saudi-backed main opposition bloc, revealed the information amidst ongoing U.N.-sponsored peace talks on Syria in Geneva on Tuesday. “Two No... more »

Israeli Soldier Filmed Shooting Wounded ‘Palestinian Attacker’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An Israeli rights group has released a shocking video showing the moment an Israeli soldier appears to execute a wounded Palestinian as he is lies on the ground in Hebron The victim had reportedly been injured in retaliation for a stabbing attack before being cold-bloodedly shot in the head. An Israeli military spokesperson said that the soldier had been detained and an investigation into the incident had been opened. However, it was only two weeks ago that Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said that it was a religious duty for soldiers to kill armed Palestinians RT reports: The v... more »

Lawmaker Asks: Is EPA Trying to Cover up ‘Criminal Activity?’

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Gary Palmer - 900] Alabama Republican Rep. Gary Palmer suggested the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology look into the possible "criminal activity" being perpetrated by Environmental Protection Agency officials, citing recent agency "cover-ups." "Mr. Chairman, it may be in our best interest to hold a... more »

Brussels Bombing Psyop a Victory for the Ruling Elite and Global Police State

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Bernie Suarez* - The global police state is very clearly on the agenda of the U.S., NATO and the U.N. The post Brussels Bombing Psyop a Victory for the Ruling Elite and Global Police State appeared first on Waking Times.

Lethal Belgium Attacks Intensify British Debate Over Leaving the EU

GREGORY KATZ at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Belgium attacks - 900] LONDON (AP) -- The carnage in Brussels, accompanied by credible reports about a wider-than-expected network of Islamic State followers active in Europe, has sparked fresh debate in Britain about whether the island nation is made safer or more vulnerable by... more »

Syrian Forces Enter ISIS-Held Palmyra; Intense Clashes With ISIS

ALBERT AJI & SINAN SALAHEDDIN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Palmyra - 900] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, as an Iraqi military spokesman announced... more »

Serb Leader Karadzic Convicted of Genocide, Gets 40-Year Sentence

MIKE CORDER at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Karadzic - 900] THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A U.N. court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges Thursday and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia’s 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people... more »

Clarity watch: A pair of basic questions from Flint!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016The New York Times runs them together:* Many, many questions remain about what happened at Flint. Beyond that, a wide range of questions have gone unexplored about lead exposure in other locations. The truth is, no one at our big news orgs actually cares about any of this. They've gone through the motions concerning Flint and concerning lead exposure. As with almost everything else, the basic reporting is very poor. Consider an apparent conflation performed today by the New York Times' Julie Bosman. In a front-page news report, Bosman described the final ... more »

Markos Moulitsas: It’s Time for Sanders to Drop Out

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*It's as though one day the whole town assembled in the square, and all the nobles and officials took the stage and threw off their masks. What a sight for the people — masks rising high into the air like a flock of birds rising from a tree (source; click to enlarge). * *by Gaius Publius* Just passing this on. Markos Moulitsas, founder of Daily Kos and a Clinton supporter, sounds like he wants Sanders to leave the race now (note the text of the URL; my emphasis below): Bernie Sanders went further this primary season than some might have imagined at the outset, but despite his sign... more »

How Can a 'Peacenik' Vote for Clinton?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
In many states during this so-called primary season - where both mainstream political parties play their corporate shell game - the stories about voter suppression are growing by the week. During the latest round in the Arizona primary it was more than evident that the chest-thumping exceptional democracy can't, or doesn't intend to, organize fair elections. States like Florida, my old stomping grounds for 30 years, once again get a prize for maximum voter denial. My favorite story from the recent Florida primary was when a voter entered a polling station in Polk County (rural cen... more »

Syrian Government Forces Enter Ancient City Of Palmyra

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Syrian armed forces have entered Palmyra after fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists who have been controlling the ancient city since last year, state TV has announced. They said that government troops, backed by army air power, drove back ISIS militants and reached the heart of the city. The advance comes after the Syrian army and allied militia took control of several hills overlooking the city earlier this week. Press TV reports: Army forces have retaken control of Palmyra’s northern hotel district as well as the farms situated west of the city. Reports said earlier in the day that... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Itss a mess but we cant take that away from the reality of w hat we bomb GF35 best friend if yo want to kill the neighord and that is so demovrat and love I want to do it every time

Obama Official Says Closing Gitmo is Crucial to Security, Admits Detainees Killed Americans

Russ Read at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Lewis - 900] Officials from the Department of State and the Pentagon told Congress Wednesday that closing the detention facility housing suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay is the single most important step in countering terrorism abroad, despite admitting former detainees have killed Americans.... more »

Is Syria And Iraq Now Coordinating Their Attacks Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Chicago Tribune:* *Two battles to recapture Islamic State strongholds of Mosul, Palmyra underway* Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, as an Iraqi military spokesman announced the start of a long-awaited military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from IS militants. The advance on Palmyra, a UNESCO world heritage site, came after the troops managed this week to capture several hills and high... more »

Iraqi Officials Announce That The Military Campaign To Retake Mosul Has Begun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*US News And World Report*: *Iraqi Officials: Battle for Mosul Has Begun* Despite Iraqi claims of immediate successes, ‘Operation Conquest’ likely will be long and bloody. The long-awaited campaign to liberate Mosul from Islamic State group control reportedly began on Thursday, with Iraqi officials saying local forces had already seen some success in freeing towns around the periphery of Iraq’s second-largest city. “Operations to liberate areas surrounding Mosul launched today,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tweeted early Thursday. “First stage of our offensive has been sw... more »

Russia Is Using Israeli Drones In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Alaa Faqir/Reuters *David Axe & Patrick Hilsman, Daily Beast*: *Russia is Flying Israeli Drones Against Anti-Assad Rebels in Syria* *Military hardware from the Jewish State is helping Putin save Assad.* Russia’s sort-of-but-not-really withdrawal from Syria passed without the world noticing that it featured aerial technology from a surprising source —Israel, which provided the high-tech surveillance drones that apparently help the Russian warplanes find and strike their targets on the ground. The Russian air force acquired a number of 20-foot-long Searcher drones from Israel Aerosp... more »

Rise In Homelessness Is Proof UK At The ‘Mercy Of Housing Crisis’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The homeless crisis in the UK continues to grow with shocking new government figures showing that homelessness has rocketed in England since 2010. Data analyzed by homelessness charity Shelter show that 56,600 people accepted as homeless by councils in 2015 was 33% higher than in 2010. RT reports: The charity says that people losing their privately-rented homes is the single biggest cause of the crisis. Last year alone, around 17,000 families reportedly became homeless after being evicted from privately-rented homes. Shortage of housing, rising rents and shrinking housing benefit su... more »

Quit calling Trump supporters stupid...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*or low-information, morons, trailer trash, red-necks, ignorant, immoral, non-Christian, homophobes, xenophobes, and anti-family.* It's become rather tiresome. And it's certainly nonproductive. It makes no never mind if you support Cruz or Trump. One of them will be the nominee. We're supposed to be on the same side. Let's try acting like it. The other morning, after lighting up my computer, I did my usual perusal of the news. I always start with Drudge, and in the past, many other "news" sources. Those that have chosen their savior™ are off my reading list. I have better t... more »

Chemist fighting to keep PhD asks University of Texas to pay $95k in legal fees

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
After the University of Texas postponed a hearing to determine whether it should revoke a chemist’s PhD, her lawyer has filed a motion to stop the proceedings, and requested the school pay her $95,099 in lawyer fees and expenses. This is the second time UT has threatened to revoke Suvi Orr‘s PhD, following a 2012 retraction for a […] The post Chemist fighting to keep PhD asks University of Texas to pay $95k in legal fees appeared first on Retraction Watch.

AT MADDOW SHOW, IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE: Troubled star airs salacious tape!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016Interlude–Maddow's "huge national news:"* Unfortunately, there has been no lack of major news this week. We refer to events in Brussels, which bring major questions about security and international relations back center stage. The week has also featured President Obama's historic visit to Cuba, then to Argentina. Also, three states held primaries or caucuses Tuesday night. Because Rachel Maddow's self-ballyhooed heart aches for the children and adults of Flint, yesterday produced one more piece of big news. As Kevin Drum somehow managed to learn, "a task...more »

Russia General Admits That Russian Special Forces Are Operating In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*RT*: *Russian special forces active in Syria, give recon & targeting for warplanes, general confirms* Russia’s special forces are involved in the Syrian campaign and have helped with locating targets for Russian warplanes, the general who commanded the entire operation has confirmed in an interview. Col. Gen. Aleksandr Dvornikov is deputy commander of the Central Military District in Russia, and was selected to be chief of Russia’s campaign in Syria, which started in September last year. On Wednesday he spoke of previously undisclosed aspects of the operation in a rare interview ... more »

Richard Dewhurst - Giant Skeletons have been Unearthed at Mound Builder Sites - all over the world

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
*Pre-excavation view of the Adena Mound, located in Chillicothe, Ohio.* Did 9ft to 18ft Giants build the ancient burial mounds all over the USA and can you (seriously) have such enormous humans within a context of Darwinian Evolution? Well, yes, obviously; because (like dinosaurs and other giant species before them) they existed, and died, and their bones were found. In the case of Giants, they were buried within these man-made burial mounds, like they were 'important' or something. Let's not jump to rash conclusions though, let's not admit that humans and giants are the same gene l... more »

Opting Out Is a Form of Free Speech

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Massachusetts has always preferred the democratic sounding "school committee" to the corporate sounding "school board." The statement below reflects a deep democratic commitment. From the Amherst-Pelham, MA School Committee (posted by R. Rosa at Facebook): By law, students, in consultation with their families, have the right to opt out of state-wide standardized tests such as MCAS and PARCC. Consistent with prior practice, students along with their families, who choose to exercise a student’s right to opt out of these assessments—either by a statement or a note from parents or gua... more »

Syrian Forces Have Entered The Islamic State Held City Of Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Syrian state TV says government forces enter Islamic State-held Palmyra* Syrian state television said government forces fought their way into Palmyra on Thursday as the army backed by Russian air cover sought to recapture the historic city from Islamic State (IS) insurgents. A monitoring group said the fighting was still outside the city, after a rapid advance the day before brought the army and its allies right up to its outskirts. The Syrian army earlier this month launched a concerted offensive to retake Palmyra, which the ultra-hardline Islamist militants seized i... more »

Justice Dept. Charges Iranian Hackers in Cyberattacks on Dam

TAMI ABDOLLAH & ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: cyberattacks - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven hackers tied to the Iranian government were charged Thursday in a series of punishing cyberattacks on a small dam outside New York City and on dozens of banks -- intrusions that reached into American infrastructure and... more »

Scientists Say Shakespeare’s Skull May be Missing From Grave

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hamlet skull scene - 900] LONDON (AP) -- Archeologists who scanned the grave of William Shakespeare say they have made a startling discovery: His skull appears to be missing. The researchers used ground-penetrating radar to explore beneath the playwright’s tomb in Stratford-upon-Avon’s Holy Trinity Church.... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Brussels Suicide Bombers Planted Hidden Camera At Home Of Top Belgium Nuclear Official Rolling Stone is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president Here's why ISIS chose Belgium and Turkey for its most recent terrorist attacks 9 of the craziest things that will replace your phone's password How Cuba's Health System Became the Envy of the Third World 60 Million Chickens Are No Longer Monitored By Food-Safety Inspectors Why Oil Prices Are About To Plunge Again: 31 Million Barrels In Floating Storage Are Coming On Shore Peak Hypocrisy: Rockefeller Fund Divests Fossil ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *After Islamic State bombings, Belgium hunts suspect caught on film* Belgian police were on Thursday hunting for a third man filmed with two Islamic State suicide bombers at Brussels airport as evidence piled up that the same jihadist network was involved in the deadly Paris attacks last November. With pressure mounting on Europe to improve cooperation against terrorism, EU interior and justice ministers were to hold emergency talks on a joint response to Tuesday's bombings in Brussels, which killed at least 31 people and injured hundreds. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EA... more »

Video: Donald Rumsfeld Claims He Never Heard of WTC 7

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Most people know that there were three (not two) buildings which came down during the September 11 terror attacks. However, Donald Rumsfeld who was the secretary of defense at the time, says he had never heard of a third skyscraper coming down on 9/11. The cause of WTC 7’s complete collapse is a crucial point that has been raised by 9/11 conspiracy theorists, since the building was not struck by an airplane nor was was there any other apparent explanation for it’s total structural failure WTC 7 experienced free fall into its own footprint on the afternoon of 9/11 and was even repor... more »

Security In Iraq, Mar 15-21, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Security in Iraq remained relatively stable during the third week of March. Attacks were down from the previous two weeks, but casualties were relatively the same. Major fighting continued in Anbar, while protests in Baghdad led to a dip in attacks there. The Islamic State continued to probe the Kurdish lines in Kirkuk and Ninewa, while things were stalemated in Salahaddin. Attacks have gone down each week of March. After a high of 183 incidents the first week, they decreased to 168 the second week, and then 130 the third. As usual Baghdad led the nation with 58, then there were ... more »

Big Brother Bullies Little Sisters at the Supreme Court

Hans von Spakovsky at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Little Sisters - 900] The plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court and the courtroom itself were full of people you don't normally see at the court -- priests, ministers, and nuns of various religious orders. They were there Wednesday to hear the U.S. government... more »

Obama Adminstration Ramps Up Legal Fight Against Fracking

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking equipment seen in the photo. Fracking is gaining popularity as a technique to access liquified natural gas, but has raised questions of environmental side effects, including the incursion of fracking fluids and released gas into nearby ground water.] America is producing more natural gas than ever before due to hydraulic fracturing, even as the Obama administration continues its legal battle in federal courts to impose more rules on oil and gas drillers. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lawyers... more »

Professor Calling for Climate Skeptics Investigation Now Under Review for Squandering Millions

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Polar bear walking on ice floe surrounded by water.] A federal science agency is "seriously" interested in reviewing tens of millions in taxpayer-funded grants awarded to a university professor who wants President Obama to prosecute those who don't share the administration's view that mankind is changing the world's climate.... more »

Victim Families Mark 1 Year Since Doomed Germanwings Flight

ALEX TURNBULL at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Chairman and CEO of German airline Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr, left, and Thomas Winkelman, chief executive of Germanwings, arrive at a ceremony marking one year after the crash, Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Le Vernet, France. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a jet into the French Alps on March 24, 2015, while en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, killing all 150 people on board. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)] LE VERNET, France (AP) -- In a solemn day of remembrance, grieving families gathered on Thursday in a French Alpine village to pay homage to loved ones... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Masked Belgian police secure the area around the Palais de Justice courthouse in Brussels on Thursday. PHOTO: CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/REUTERS *Wall Street Journal:* *Number of Attackers, Key Details of Brussels Assaults Remain Unclear* Captured Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam’s lawyer says client no longer opposes transfer to France BRUSSELS—Investigators on Thursday were still trying to piece together key details of the bombings that killed more than 30 people at the Brussels subway and airport, as questions remained about how many attackers took part and whether there was more than one ... more »

Retractions rise to nearly 700 in fiscal year 2015 (and psst, this is our 3,000th post)

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
This is our 3,000th post, dear reader, and to celebrate we’re presenting you with a wealth of retraction data from fiscal year 2015, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The biggest take-home: The number of retracted articles jumped from 500 in Fiscal Year 2014 to 684 in Fiscal Year 2015 — an increase […] The post Retractions rise to nearly 700 in fiscal year 2015 (and psst, this is our 3,000th post) appeared first on Retraction Watch.

'Twas the Day of Teacher Ratings

Susan O at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
'Twas the day of teacher ratings and all through the school Every teacher was serving the Danielson rule. The checklists were marked by the leader with care, In hopes that Fed funds soon would be there. The students were nestled all snug with computers, Dreaming of Close Reading or maybe of Hooters. And Bill Gates with his money, and I with my debts Had just settled our brains from a long winter's fret, When out in the hall there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my desk to see the matter. Away to the door I flew like a flash, What I saw caused an eruption of rash. There to my wonderin... more »

The Odd Dream That Encouraged Adam LaRoche As He Walked Away from Baseball and $13 Million

Lael Arrington at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Drake the son of Adam LaRoche #25 of the Chicago White Sox points to the roof as it opens during batting practice before the start of MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 25, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.] "I had the strangest dream," my husband Jack told me at breakfast last Tuesday. "I dreamed I was walking with Adam down a long corridor headed to the field and he told me he was retiring from baseball. "It was... more »

Lionel Messi Blasts Ball At Real Madrid Fan, Breaks Her Wrist

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Barcelona football club’s little Argentinian player Lionel Messi packs a cannon for a left leg. A Messi shot at the Villarreal goal on Sunday went beyond the goal post and broke a spectator’s wrist, resulting in a 2-2 draw. Russia Today reports: The current Ballon d’Or holder fired a shot at goal in the 15th minute of the La Liga clash, but it flew over the bar and struck a member of the El Madrigal crowd. Shahin Bradosti YouTube video: The lady, named Raquel, was pictured in agony after copping the blow, and needed the help of stewards as she almost fainted while heading for medical... more »

Chocolate Flower Pretzels

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
Spring is here, although you wouldn't know it from the snow flurries outside of my window right now. We have been creating all week for Easter this weekend and I wanted to make a fun treat that the kids would enjoy. These easy little flowers come together in just minutes are would even work as cute table scatter on a table! You will need: - Snap Pretzels - White Melting Chocolate - Pastel M&Ms Place a handful of white melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate microwave in 30 second intervals stirring between each one ... more »

Why Rahm And Debbie Must Go-- Hold Your Nose Against The Aroma Of Entitlement

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Way past time to take out the garbage* in 2008 Rahm was forced-- after weeks of ongoing and intensifying outrage from the grassroots-- to fire a corrupt and arrogant Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chair of the DCCC's Red to Blue Program. One of her first official acts was to announce that she would not support three South Florida Democratic nominees, Annette Taddeo, Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia against her Republican allies, respectively, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart. She dragged poor Kendrick Meek into his dysfunctional cauldron of intrigue, which ev... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*UK: ‘You can’t force-feed students anti-Israel policies’* *Gabriel Dorey reports on UCLU’s undemocratic embrace of BDS* While we may have become accustomed to the authoritarian excesses of campus politics, some incidents still have the ability to shock us. There was a particularly maddening incident at University College London last week, when the student council pushed through a motion endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, with little support from the student body. The motion, which passed by 14 votes to four, called for UCL’s students’ union, UCLU, to... more »

North Korea Claims More Progress in Missile Development

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A man passes by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 24, 2016. North Korea said Thursday that it had successfully conducted a solid-fuel rocket engine test, which if confirmed would be a major step forward in boosting its missile attack capability against South Korea and the United States. The Korean letters on the screen read: "Kim Jong Un watches a solid-fueled rocket engine test." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Thursday that it had s... more »

Reports: Another Suspect in Brussels Subway Attack At Large

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Belgium's King Philippe, left, and Belgium's Queen Mathilde, third left, speak with police officers during a wreath laying ceremony at Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Belgian authorities were searching Wednesday for a top suspect in the country's deadliest attacks in decades, as the European Union's capital awoke under guard and with limited public transport after scores were killed and injured in bombings on the Brussels airport and a subway station. (Thierry Roge, Pool photo via AP)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- A second attacker is suspected of taking ... more »

The Spirit Of Humanity Reborn - A Guest Post by Christina Conti

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
Source: *Songstress Syren G+*

MoD Develop Gravity Scanner That Will See Through Walls

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A scientific breakthrough in a Ministry of Defence research project is paving the way for scanners that will one day be able see through walls and under the ground. The scientists including experts at the MoD’s Porton Down labs developed a new device that can detect tiny fluctuations in gravity. The gravity scanner which was revealed in a BBC Horizon documentary, can detect tiny changes in gravity, by using lasers to freeze atoms in position. The device could also lead to sensors that are immune to jamming or stealth technology designed to beat conventional systems like radar. RT ... more »

Prescient posts

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Craig and I are always complaining about the limitations of this website. One day we’ll get round to doing something about it. It seriously needs a re-jig I know. In the olden days (when Biased-BBC was magenta) one of the best features was the ‘unread comments’ facility. You could see, instantly, if anyone had added anything new, even to virtually defunct threads. None of that cumbersome scrolling through on the off-chance. HaloScan is defunct as well, which is a bit of a shame, because there was some good stuff on there, much of which is permanently down the memory hole. (AFAIK) ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick (‏@sarahinscience) makes a brave attempt to prove that February heat was caused by CO2* *There she is. Isn't she gorgeous? She looks fairly young -- which may be why she has stepped in where wiser heads have not. She works in the climate change department of an Australian university. There's good gravy in global warming for some.Old campaigners like James Hansen and Michael Mann have claimed the February temperature uptick as a sign of anthropogenic global warming. They admit that El Nino had something to do with it but just dismiss t... more »

Scientists Finally Capture An Exploding Star’s Shockwave

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Astronomers have finally captured something amazing, according to GeoBeats News. Recently, a group captured a dying star’s shockwave using optical wavelength: Astronomers have performed a great number of studies on collapsing stars, but capturing a photo of one at the moment it explodes has proven elusive. That changed recently, as an international team of astronomers searching through a wealth of data gathered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope found what they have long been seeking. The image shows the bright flash of the shockwave, or as astronomers call it the shock breakout, push...more »

US Veterans Using Marijuana To Combat PTSD, Despite Research

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Many states in the US are debating whether to classify marijuana as an effective way to combat post traumatic-stress disorder. However, according to a new report from The Southern for many United States veterans of war, there is no debate needed: They’re increasingly using cannabis even though it remains illegal in most states and is unapproved by the Department of Veterans Affairs because major studies have yet to show it is effective against PTSD. While the research has been contradictory and limited, some former members of the military say pot helps them manage their anxiety, ins...more »

Brussels Attacks Add Urgency to Boston Marathon Security

WILLIAM J. KOLE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this April 19, 2014 file photo, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans leaves the course after running in the 5-kilometer race in Boston in advance of Monday's 118th Boston Marathon. Evans, an avid runner, said Wednesday, March 23, 2016, he has no information suggesting the April 18 Boston Marathon might be targeted anew, but told The Associated Press in an interview that as a precaution he's canceling his own plan to run in the race. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)] BOSTON (AP) -- Boston’s top law enforcement official says the attacks in Belgium have added a sense of ur... more »

Once Forgotten, California Primary Could Sway 2016 Contest

MICHAEL R. BLOOD at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: California state flag] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Imagine Ted Cruz walking precincts in Haight-Ashbury, the hippie homeland in Nancy Pelosi’s district. Or Donald Trump stumping in Compton, the West Coast capital of hip-hop. In California, expect the unexpected. A possibly decisive presidential primary... more »

Federal Program in 3 US Cities to Combat Extremism Off to Slow Start

PHILIP MARCELO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Muslim, Christian, minority and government leaders fix their eyes on a laptop screen showing a video as part of a federal pilot program called Countering Violent Extremism, at Roxbury Community College in Boston. Seated at center right is Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. More than a year and a half after it was first announced, the federal effort in Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis to combat extremist recruitment has been slow to start. Few local programs have been directly created by the Countering Violent Extremism" pilo... more »

Blogger or Disqus have segregated the national discussions: a fix

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Update: I fixed the split by adding a command in the HTML source that re-internationalizes the canonical URLs that are served to Disqus. What should have been canonical is canonical again and the global TRF community is reunited. ;-) That's why I moved this blog post to the past. Either Disqus, the world's top web commenting company that has been running the platform for discussions on this blog for several years (after I migrated from Haloscan/JS-Kit/Echo by a difficult process), or Blogger, a company within Google, has changed something in the way how the URLs are transferred in... more »

my little girl Gia

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I googled expecting planet pictures and this is what I got so I went with it my little girl is six feet tall she could sweep you so hard into a hospital you would fall she loves me and hates me because I am so tall We fit together like Lego but not like plastic people age from different bricks mind games know no centre there is no steam available for download we write our own program daily and its a pleasure to observe long before the tomahawk reactor was ever conceived we sparked nuclear fission in a celestial laboratory creating a reality distortion field that Steve Jobs would love... more »

Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture ISIS-Held Mosul

SINAN SALAHEDDIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi military spokesman says the long-awaited military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants "has begun." The spokesman for the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, says Iraqi forces retook several villages on the outskirts of the town of Makhmour, east of Mosul, on Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo, File)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi mil... more »

US Says Some Gov’t Personnel in Brussels Unaccounted For

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In a photo taken on March 22, 2016, people gathered at memorials after the attacks in Brussels.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States says some government personnel in Brussels are unaccounted for since the deadly airport and subway attacks. State Department spokesman Mark Toner says the U.S. is still seeking to locate all its officials serving at...more »

Are You Ready for a Spiritual Revolution?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Wes Annac* - What role can we play in creating a new system out of the ashes of the old? The post Are You Ready for a Spiritual Revolution? appeared first on Waking Times.

Man Who Many Believe “Predicted” The Challenger Disaster Dies

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A man who spent most of the last thirty years full of guilt for not stopping the ill-fated explosion that brought the NASA Challenger space shuttle to a fiery end has died. Bob Ebeling, however, found some relief from his guilt just weeks prior to his death according to NBC WILX: Ebeling’s daughter Leslie Serna says her father died Monday at the age of 89 in Brigham City, Utah. She says her father was finally able to forgive himself. NPR reports Ebeling had been a booster rocket engineer at a NASA contractor during the 1986 launch. He tried to convince them to postpone it, saying th... more »

Clinton Says She, Not Trump, Is the One to Defeat ISIS

CATHERINE LUCEY & LISA LERER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about counterterrorism, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)] STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is doing what Republican rivals now say they took far too long to do: Taking Donald Trump seriously. In interviews and foreign policy addresses this week, the Democratic front-runner has worked to undercut Trump’s... more »

House Rep Calls Out Air Force on ‘Lack of Manpower’ Claim

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Former Pilot: It’s Pretty Simple, No A-10 Means More Dead Troops] GOP Rep. Martha McSally thinks the Air Force should spend less time playing the tuba and more time fixing the planes that keep soldiers alive. "We have hundreds of people playing the tuba and clarinet," McSally said at a House... more »

The F-35's Software Problems Are Still Unresolved

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet is seen in its hanger at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland October 28, 2015. REUTERS/GARY CAMERON *Bloomberg*: *Lockheed F-35's Cybersecurity Flaws Cited by Pentagon Tester* * Deficiencies `cannot be ignored,' Gilmore tells lawmakers * Latest estimate sets F-35 cost at $379 billion, GAO says Cybersecurity weaknesses in Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 are among “many unresolved deficiencies” hobbling the costliest U.S. weapons program as production of the fighter jet ramps up, the Pentagon’s top tester said. “The limited and in... more »

Hezbollah Leader Warns Israel That There Will Be No 'Red Lines" In Any Future Conflict, Including Striking At Nuclear Facilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaking to Al-Mayadeen TV. Credit: Screenshot. *JP Updates*: *Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens Israel’s Nuclear Facilities in Future Conflict* (JNS). Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has threatened to strike Israel’s nuclear facilities in any future conflict, in his latest war of words against the Jewish state. “It is our natural right to strike any target in occupied Palestine can deter the enemy, including nuclear reactors,” Nasrallah said in an interview with the pro-Hezbollah, pan-Arab satellite TV station Al-Mayadeen. Later, Nasrallah confi... more »

Walking Through Time

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 17 hours ago
I spent the remainder of my time in Calgary taking in some of the buildings that I didn't see of photograph during my previous trip. Calgary might have a large number of office buildings per square foot of its downtown core but it also sports some wonderful little historic gems as well. The number of buildings dating from the 1880's up to the end of WWI is actually quite impressive and I only wish I had had more time to see more of them as I know what little I say only began to scratch the surface. Knox United Church 1912 Central United Church 1904 Bank of Nova Scotia 1930 ... more »

Not A Comforting Thought

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The conventional wisdom seems to be that, if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off against each other in November, Hillary will win. Gerry Caplan isn't so sanguine. He writes: Hillary Clinton is perhaps the best-qualified candidate for the American presidency since Thomas Jefferson and she will lose to Donald Trump in November. Few candidates have had her experience, knowledge and competence to be president, which is also one of the Achilles heels that will bring her down. Ms. Clinton has for years been among the bright stars in that political establishment that so many Ameri... more »

Kerry in Moscow Urges Unity in Face of Brussels Attacks

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)] MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Thursday for countries to boost efforts to fight the Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq and beyond in the wake of this week’s deadly attacks in Brussels. In Moscow for... more »

Anonymous Opens Up Another Cyber Front Against ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Anonymous hacktivists have responded to Tuesday’s terror attacks on Belgium by ISIS by opening up another front in their ongoing cyber war with Islamic State terrorists. “we are anonymous, we are legion, we do not forgive, we do not forget, we are free. Expect us.” The Mirror reports: The message comes just a day after 31 people were killed in explosions as Brussels airport and at Maalbeek metro station. Wearing their trademark hood and mask, and speaking with a computerised voice the group tells listeners: “Our freedom is once again under attack “This cannot continue. Anonymous Ano... more »

Ancient Kapala Sanskrit Carved Skulls - Kris Kuksi - diversion into more primal carvings

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
I was looking for the latest artwork by Kris Kuksi, a truly mind-blowing artist I'd been a fan of from back in the Saatchi-daze prior to the immolation of their East London storage facilty, back in the Jake and Dinos Chapman nazi-ascendancy... I couldn't even remember Kuksi's name to begin with just that he incorporated Skulls and Tiny People in his mono-chrome'd sculptures. I did eventually find him, but I also stumbled across something a lot more fundamental to the TCP or Truly Creative Process. *Ancient Kapala Sanskrit Carved Skulls*

The Beauty of a Timely Word

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Words of Advice Glasses Paper Gold Script - 900] A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. -- Proverbs 25:11 Apples of gold in a setting of silver -- a treasured symbol of prosperity and favor during the time of Solomon. It was jewelry... more »

Colombian Government And FARC Rebels Miss Peace Deal Deadline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Colombian government, rebels miss deadline to reach peace deal* Colombian peace negotiators missed Wednesday's deadline for a final accord but talks will continue in Havana to end Latin America's longest war, representatives of the government and the FARC rebels said. The government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, had set a self-imposed March 23 deadline to reach a comprehensive pact. "In all honesty, we have to inform the public that at the moment there are still important differences... more »

More Revelations In Brazil's' Political Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Crisis in Brazil Widens With Report of Firm’s Payments to Politicians* RIO DE JANEIRO — In the latest twist to Brazil’s colossal corruption scandals, the country’s already beleaguered political establishment found itself under siege on Wednesday over revelations of payments made to figures across the ideological spectrum by the construction giant Odebrecht. The payments by Odebrecht, a company at the heart of graft scandals enmeshing the government of President Dilma Rousseff and some of her most prominent opponents, reflect the volatility of Brazil’s political ... more »

Arizona Shooter Sues Gabrielle Giffords Saying He Is MK-Ultra Victim

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The Arizona shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, has filed a lawsuit against U.S. politician Gabrielle Giffords and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, claiming that he has been the victim of the MK-Ultra project – the government’s mind control program where human subject are illegally experimented on by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Loughner is filing for $25 million in damages for what he claims caused him “emotional distress” five years after he shot and killed six people in Tuscon in January 2011. Tucson.com reports: Loughner said his head is “full of chips and this ev... more »

Top standard center-right party politicians look so close again

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Is an oligarchy threat helpful to remind the parties what they should stand for and against?* Yesterday in the afternoon, along with 348,000 viewers above 15 years of age, I spent more than four hours by watching the full live broadcast from the lower chamber of the Czech Parliament. A special session was dedicated to the Stork Nest affair of the finance minister and billionaire Mr Andrej Babiš. To make the story short, he admitted that he wanted to please his adult daughters – and the brother of his domestic partner – who have always loved horses. So he created a special farm for... more »

Tributes to the late Professor R M (Bob) Carter

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 20 hours ago
Dropbox *Fred Singer - *I feel so privileged to have known and worked with Bob and to have shared the panel talks last month in Paris. *“He died with his boots on.”* *Lord Christopher Monckton - *We will remember him. He was our clearest voice of truth. *James Delingpole - *We all loved Bob; we’re all going to miss him. He smiled as he fought and as Fred says he died with his boots on. What those of you who missed hanging with him in Paris last December should know is that he was on splendid form – hail, happy, looking like he was going to go on forever. Good old Bob with his da... more »

Taiwan Is Pushing Its Territorial Claims In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Wall Street Journal*: *Taiwan Cultivates an Argument for China’s Spratlys Claim* Officers on disputed land mass raise crops and animals to bolster assertion it is an island and not a rock ITU ABA, South China Sea—This tiny palm-fringed outcrop boasts a unique strategic asset in the escalating contest over the South China Sea. The Taiwanese coast-guard officers who live here call it the “Happy Farm.” While China builds artificial islands on the clumps of land it holds, and Vietnam and the Philippines look to the U.S. for help in defending their claim... more »

Belgium Is Nuts - It Is Giving Into Fear, Bans Jewish Celebrations For Safety Concerns

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
Belgium's leaders are sending the wrong message to terrorists, ISIS, its citizens, and the world. It's sad to see. *An excerpt from, "Purim cancelled in Brussels" By Kobi Nachshoni, Ynet News, March 23, 2016:* Following the attacks at the airport and subway station in Brussels Tuesday morning, the Jewish community has cancelled its Purim celebrations at the behest of the police. . . Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Head of the European Jewish Association, told Ynet that the decision to cancel the events was done at the request of the police due to the police's fear of additional terrorists ... more »


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is interesting. He is able to train bees to target a range of sources as well and this leads nicely to designer honey. I also think that the future will see beekeeping integrated into every organic farm operation as a matter of course. Successful organic cropping demands not just bees but also support for many other productive plants as well. Public interest is continuing to expand particularly as we come off sugar and obviously manufactured honey. This means that honey demand will be increasing steadily for decades and be seen as necessary for superior food products.. ... more »

Vaccine Delays Nicotine Effects in Mice Brains

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Following the positive animal testing, the researchers are now working to refine the vaccine in preparation ...] An interesting strategy that could work out. It could also apply to other addictive substances as well. Yet it also appears to be a slow acting protocol as it will need the allow for the slow dissapation of the active molecule targeted. In the end though all our strategies do essentially that. It is all about helping you stay quit while the body readjusts.. . *Vaccine delays nicotine effects in mice brains – could it help humans kick ...more »

Brown Cell-booster Flicks the Fat Switch

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is surely a switch and promising. It will be along time coming though. Controlling the brown/beige/white ration is a clearly valid objective as individuals become older and discover that their bodies are not so cooperative as when they were young. At least we now appear to have a pathway to follow... . *Brown cell-booster flicks the fat switch* *Nick Lavars March 10, 2016 * *The team carried out their fat-burning experiments on cultured human cells in the lab, where they found the technique worked in much the same way as in mice (Credit: Kyle May/Creative Commons).... more »

The Hungry Little Bacterium That Could Hold the Key to the World's Plastic Waste Problem

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is great news as the biological pathways are also understood and this can be then inserted in optimized agents to maximize the effect. We need all our plastics to rot in some form or the other and the sooner the better. Doing it all in a landfill is good enough but sorting and all that may well produce a better grade of bi product. It also shows that this basic sampling approach will successfully isolate useful biological solutions. Let us not stop there. We need these tools for all unnatural compounds that resist breakdown. Turning it into industrial processes is anot... more »

Russia threatens North Korea with Invasion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I do not think that this really means that Russia is making the threat real. Let us be ambiguous in the best style of diplomacy. Yet the arrival of several russian divisions would plausibly get China off its backside to perhaps resolve this whole inconvenience. Alternatively President Trump could send several Aircraft Carriers into the Sea of Japan to provide close air support for the motorcade of Dear Leader. Whatever the result i do think that negotiations to end the Korean War need to be reopened. Preferably on the Deck of a USA aircraft Carrier and broadcast globally while ... more »

Fukushima Keeps Fighting Radioactive Tide 5 Years After Disaster

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The hard learned truth regarding nuclear reactors is that the designs are all deeply flawed. Any such system needed to be built around a simple fail safe protocol that allowed immediate shut down however damaging. Such protocols have been designed but not used for other priorities. It is not entirely impossible. Forty reactors remain shutdown in Japan and that is because they really cannot be guaranteed as fail safe and that must be the new standard. Germany shut down theirs and as soon as better technology is accepted, the whole global industry must be shut down and then clean... more »

Edward Snowden: “Global Warming is an invention of the CIA”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Someone made this all up to push a global political agenda and a mythical conspiracy simply cannot generate the cohesion or money to engage in any such thing but can act as a cover. All this fits the CIA modus operandi. The CIA happens to have real secrets that would damage many people all over the world. That he has been circumspect speaks well of him and the situation he finds himself in. He obviously hopes to eventually be pardoned and by recognized as a true hero and certainly no opportunist. Better yet though, the use of the Global Warming meme as a CIA invention is c... more »

Maya Cocao

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I expect that this also works wonderfully with coconut milk. at the same time i rather doubt that the Maya had cinnamon or even nutmeg to work with as both come from SE Asia. The working blend was chili peppers and cocoa with whatever and it was meant to be hot spiced. So nice try but not quite yet. More pointedly, we all love chocolate but associate it with its historic combination with sugar. We do need to really get serious about testing a range of combinations as we now have a flood of new ingredients available. My own surprising discovery was to simply blend equal part... more »

Judge Jeanine Warns Treasonous GOP Elites – Revolution Is Coming, Be Very Careful

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have not wanted to say this but this is what a democratic revolution looks like. There is even a whiff of peripheral violence around it to remind the elites that the people are seriously angry. That some elites are actually contemplating real treason to prevent Trump from ever taking office is insulting as well. Trump's vote drawing power has only just begun to properly blossom. When it is turned on the democrats we will see every counter produce even greater voter support. He will roar into the presidency on a tidal wave of public support quite able to frigh... more »

How Thinking About Infinity Changes Kids’ Brains on Math

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Very interesting and the practical take home is that wee need to make math a game as much as possible so folks can engage and learn. Fortunately for us, math always had a necessary homework component. Here is a stupid idea. Have students do next day's homework instead of what is logically today's homework. This forces them to read the material and to attempt application before he confronts it is class. The teacher can then walk through the material as intelligent review and demonstrate only the more difficult question type. This approach may turn out to be highly effective s... more »

Lt. Colonel Talks about Investigating and Debunking UFO Sightings

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I love eye witnesses. They normally try to set the record straight and must be listened to. Often they are instead ignored by everyone instead. Yet the record is there when i come along. This pilot started off as a trained investigator!! It does not come any better. What he and another one hundred people saw was amazing. They saw a UFO repair job underway and the whole thing played out right in front of them in water beside a wharf. Every witness could have sworn an affidavit but at the time it was policy to deny it all. We have slowly gone from denial of any cover up to... more »

Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Image shows an old lady looking out of a window.]* This is huge. Yet it is been resisted. At least now the medical profession has stepped up to force the issue. It makes complete sense that all chronic diseases are likely driven by a foreign agency in the form of either a microbe or virus and yes, dormancy is critical. I personally treated myself with an obsolete antibiotic several years ago by applying the agent for a full three years rather than the typical two week application. The purpose was to eliminate nay background of dormant vectors in my body. I do not k... more »

Missing Farmers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What we have is around two dozen reports specifically about farmers in one of David Pilates book series titled 411 about missing folks in Rural America. This is a particular cluster and they are all similar. Better yet the exceptions conform to my own expectations and strengthen the underlying conjecture regarding their fate. In fact they provide our cleanest sample as no reasonable alternative cause is otherwise plausible. The good news is that we have so few over a century. However, that is also most likely because many others never found their way into a publication for the... more »

'Dilbert' Cartoon Creator Pays Tribute to Trump's Unique Persuasive Skills

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What this makes utterly clear is that the Donald is a brilliant persuader with an ample bag of tricks. That alone means that nothing about him is an accident. He intends to excite the press in order to dominate the news cycle. If they are calling him names, then they are not paying any attention to those other guys. The result has been to see all the others thrown back onto defending their home turf and getting zero attraction elsewhere where Trump cleans up. He really has taken the oxygen from the room. The real take home is that someone is going to write a long book on ... more »

Legalizing Weed Has Done What 1 Trillion Dollars and a 40 Year War Couldn’t

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Of course it has and the experience is proving much more positive than ever expected. The better news is that it has unleashed medical research and thje payoff there is rapidly emerging as well. I will never smoke anything. However i will consume juice and i will that way test out protocols to enhance my health and advance meditation. In the past such efforts were at best a proof of concept while now we can narrow it all down to safe beneficial protocols which is what most want. Essentially we are now on the road to sensible systems that access the benefits fully and mi... more »

The Celestial Snow White

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Behind all the sacred royal genealogies we appear to have Bronze Age Cosmology in fullest slender. This cosmology was preserved throughout the ages through folk tales with real cosmology to be revealed to initiates by masters. This culture was almost global in its extent and certainly a part of the old world and the Indo European Pantheon. Thus we learn how preliterate societies maintained cultural knowledge and the ongoing central role of masters or the literate few or even the ones who were tasked to simply remember. Parables were obviously the medium of choice as they wer... more »

Research Decodes Ancient Celtic Astronomy Symbols and Links them to Jungian Archetypes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I find it noteworthy that this symbol set is both simple and restricted yet universal from at least 3000 BC and likely much sooner until the conquest of Gaul by Caesar. What is noteworthy is that it did not travel significantly during the Atlantean Age and this strongly suggests that this set was proprietry to the Druids as our cross is pretty well reserved to Christianity. They are clearly not a language but can have spiritual meaning. Thus assigning them to the Druids makes sense and provides a geographic scope for them. Jungian archetypes is likely misplaced as an interp... more »

Field of Elixir

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What it taught here is an introduction to oriental stimulation of the bodies nervous system by focusing on the two large masses outside the brain. This also supports work on massaging the skin in highly sensitive areas such as hands and feet. None of this was ever supported by modern thinking but that is easily overcome by associating practices with known nerve centers. Practice needs to focus on low impact regimens that can be sustained for a period of time while developing mental focus as well. Considering how we are all trained early to think in terms of ... more »

Bernie Sanders' Anti-Foreign Crankery

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is all good politics even if it is economic suicide and outright stupid. That has not stopped the political pitch ever. I always like to share the imagined markups on the proverbial tee shirt, selling cost say $10.00. $1.00 to commission salesman. $1.00 to house margin $4.00 to sales discounts used to move product as it ages.. $2.50 wholesalers margin to pay for importing risk and all that. $2.00 taxes and tariffs. $0.50 to Chinese manufacturer to pay workers at $0.25 This is not one hundred percent correct but i went through numbers that were real a few times and this is not ... more »

Man Who Lived With Trump 50 Years Ago Drops Bombshell TRUTH… “I Was Aghast”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a powerful testimonial regarding Donald as youth. It also needed to be said and said loudly. The scions of the wealthy often find themselves living a way more disciplined life than their contemporaries simply because their parents get wise and understand temptation is your enemy. Let him play soldier instead of driving around in an unearned late model car. It obviously paid off and he went on to complete an undergraduate degree that was not a pushover either. That demanded all that discipline. I only wish all parents thought the same way. . *Peter Ticktin* * Man W... more »

Why Trump?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an excellent analysis that expands our understanding of the roots of both conservative worldviews and progressive world views. It is not simple and yet it underlies the apparent surface of politics. Read and understand. There is a lot that we have understood but not understood. The positions are all visible as ill understood factions and there is little real conflict between them. Just different paths to realize political success Trump is very much a conservative who will supports what works, however radical its history. Think about this for a moment. We would a... more »

Superfoods are Bullshit

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
For the past several years we have been subjected to advertising campaigns touting specific food stuffs that may or may not be useful or at least not harmful. Most are at least valuable in terms of adding variety to our diets and yes they all bring useful biologicals to the table that are welcome.What is also pretty obvious is that actual science will matter little to an ad exec. A rumor will do. So it is high time to exercise caveat emptor. Thus we have this item to share. At least our general skepticism was well founded and maybe we can go back to using common sense. Check ... more »

Should Desire be Curable?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Well yes! My reasoning is terribly simple. Love has long been understood to be a chemical protocol modulated by our biological systems independent of our consciousness. In fact it is so powerful that it will bend our consciousness to its direction. This is often rather undesirable and difficult to contain.. Fighting physical lust independent of rational choice is a problem often confronting both men and women. It certainly drives any number of unwelcome relationships better still born. Yet turning on this effect for a couple would be a powerful bonding driver as well... more »

Upright Canine Sightings: Otter Lake, PA / Niagara Region, Ontario

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This appears to be a rare sighting of the female Giant Sloth. The large hands are the long claws. The lack of a snout is characteristic of the female while the male does have a snout.* We have seen glimpses of this creature *among* our many reports on the giant sloth also called *D*ogman.* *Recall this creature is evolved from a lineage that uses insects for food. It makes complete sense for *th*e male to secure meat which is then cached in the earth close by the den allowing a crop of maggots to develop. The male may well *preferentially *eat fresh meat at the time it makes... more »

What Do We Know About CO2 and Global Atmospheric Temperatures?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 29: A woman stays in front of a model of the earth holding a thermometer as activists participate in the Global Climate March on November 29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The COP21 2015 Paris Climate Conference will begin on November 30, though due to the recent Paris terror attacks French police have banned activists from marching in Paris. Large-scale marches are instead taking place in other cities, including today in Berlin. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)] As it turns out it remains unclear that rising CO2 will raise temperatures and the ev... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 24, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Helicopters-900] Two U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews conduct a practice formation flight around the Hawaiian island of Oahu on March 4, 2016. Thanks to Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle for capturing this image!

6 Broken Obamacare Promises

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] The Affordable Care Act is six years old today, but there is little reason to celebrate. Here are six broken promises and lies made by President Barack Obama and his ally, Rep. Nancy Pelosi. D-Calif., about the law --... more »

Students in Voucher Program Much Less Likely to Commit Crimes, Study Finds

Kristiana Mork at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Wisconsin school choice - 900] Students who participated in a school choice program in Milwaukee were much less likely to face criminal charges or convictions than their counterparts in public schools, according to a new study. The study found that after males went through a school... more »

U.S. 'Reassessing' China's Participation In This Year's RIMPAC Naval Exercises In The Pacific

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
China took part in RIMPAC -- the largest international naval exercises in the Pacific involving some 20 countries every two years under US leadership -- for the first time in 2014 (AFP Photo/MC1 Shannon E. Renfroe) *AFP:** US 'reassessing' China's part in naval drill* Washington (AFP) - The United States said it is "reassessing" China's participation in a large naval drill in the Pacific this year, amid tensions with Beijing over maritime claims. China took part in RIMPAC -- the largest international naval exercises in the Pacific involving some 20 countries every two years under U... more »

U.S. To Charge Iranian Hackers For Cyber Attacks Against U.S. Banks And A New York Dam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. to charge Iran in cyber attacks against banks, New York dam - sources* The Obama administration is expected to blame Iranian hackers as soon as Thursday for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against about a half-dozen Iranians, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter. It is one of the highest-profile U.S. indictments against a foreign nat... more »

North Carolina Reins in Local Governments, Transgender Rule

GARY D. ROBERTSON at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: North Carolina lawmakers gather on the House floor for a special session Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. to consider stopping a new Charlotte ordinance set to take effect April 1 that gives protections to transgender people to use the restroom of their gender identity.] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina legislators decided to rein in local governments by approving a bill Wednesday that prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. The legislation, if enacted, would deal a blow to the LGBT movement... more »

ISIS Trains 400 Fighters to Attack Europe in Wave of Bloodshed

LORI HINNANT & PAISLEY DODDS at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: This image provided by the Belgian Federal Police in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 shows three men who are suspected of taking part in the attacks at Belgium's Zaventem Airport. The man at right is still being sought by the police and two others in the photo that the police issued were, according to a the Belgian Prosecutors, 'probably' suicide bombers. Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.] PARIS (AP) -- The... more »

EPA Chief: Climate Regs Meant to Show ‘Leadership’, Not Fight Global Warming

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy listens during the Chesapeake Bay Program's 2014 Executive Council Meeting at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.] Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted her agency's signature regulation aimed at tackling global warming was meant to show "leadership" rather than actually curb projected warming. McCarthy admitted as much after being questioned by Kentucky Republican Rep. David McKinley,... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Soft shoe diplomacy: Obama dances the tango at Argentine state dinner https://t.co/VkjQElzSw4 pic.twitter.com/PRPPhSU1CK — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 24, 2016

Are U.S. Defense Cuts Killing U.S. Troops?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Marines scour a Hawaiian beach in January, seeking evidence of a midair collision between two Marine choppers that killed 12. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read / via Reuters *Mark Thompson, Time:* *Is Tighter Pentagon Spending Killing Troops?* *Reduced training leads to increased fatalities, experts maintain* Ever since Congress and the White House put caps on federal spending starting in 2013, there have been calls to lift them for the Pentagon. The military’s pain has so become acute, both lawmakers and generals are now warning the cuts could kill more America... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Fighters of the Desert Falcons self-defense unit near the Syrian city of Palmyra. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY

Henry Mecredy : The Edsel tragedy

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Ford was able to command vast numbers of person-hours of labor but these creative efforts went entirely unmanifested in social good. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | March 24, 2016 The Edsel, a car introduced by Ford in … finish reading Henry Mecredy : The Edsel tragedy

Obamacare Mandate Would Make ‘Hypocrites’ of Catholic University, Its President Says

Mariana Barillas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President of The Catholic University of America John Garvey speaks during the announcement of the winning design for the furnishings for Papal Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during Pope Francis' visit, viewed on display at Catholic University's Miller Exhibition Hall in Washington, DC, June 2, 2015.] The head of one of the nation's most prominent Catholic universities said in an interview with The Daily Signal that Obamacare is at odds with the institution's mission by mandating coverage of contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs i... more »

Bernie (On Kimmel!) Is Fated to Defeat Hillary - Fair and Square  (Rahmbo and Deb Was Schtz Must Go NOW)  Americans Should Not Underestimate the Importance of this Election  (Forbes Yanks a Negative Article on JPMorgan While the Bank Pays for Content)

Yes, Bernie blew her away in Utah (imagine!) and Idaho, and we're hearing that the Dims who run Arizona did a number on their poor, trusting, foolish voters who were forced to wait up to five hours in line to vote in order to find out that their registrations had been changed to Independent, Libertarian and Republican(!). And, thus, they were excluded from being able to vote in the Democratic

Can North Carolina Democrats Replace Unpopular Obstructionist Richard Burr (R) With Deborah Ross (D)?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr isn't all that popular back home and he'll have to face the voters in November in a race against former state Rep. and former North Carolina head of the ACLU, Deborah Ross. Last week, each won their respective primaries, Burr with 437,136 votes (61.9%) and Ross with 445,772 votes (63.3%). As of the February 24 FEC deadline Burr had spent $2,693,982 on his race and Ross had spent $635,999 on hers. He has a massive $5,312,89 war-chest and she has about $5 million less. (I might add that the industry that has been most generous to Burr this cycle i... more »

Will Donald Trump Win The Republican Nomination For President?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* I have been looking at the current Republican delegate count and primary results .... *2016 Delegate Count and Primary Results* (New York Times). What's my prediction .... I have looked at what races are remaining .... did my own math and predictions .... and I cannot help but feel that Donald Trump will fall short by 20 to 30 delegates. If anyone has an opinion .... please be free to put it in the comments section. No need to make a comment on Hillary Clinton .... her nomination is a lock even though Bernie Sanders has exceeded expectations. *Update:* This* is inter... more »

Welcome to Port Henry

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
Our Icons campaign has a home city that actually has a name. We worked through a few possible names and came up with Port Henry. Our city occupies where, in the real world, can be found New Jersey's Great Bay. Though it is indeed a decent sized bay, it averages about five feet depth. It is one of the nation's best preserved wetlands so I feel a little guilty virtually draining and dredging much of it. To be honest, we didn't quite know what Port Henry was named for, it just sounded neat. It brought to mind Henry Hudson, though cities tend not to be named after a person's first na... more »

Come and Work with Us on Moral and Legal Responsibility and Agency!

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 1 day ago
The practical philosophy group at my department has for many years been working on building a research environment focusing broadly on *responsibility* as a topical theme. This theme encompasses all aspects of moral and legal responsibility and agency, and ranges from the applied and practice oriented (related to different areas and institutions), to the most general and fundamental issues in philosophy, moral and legal theory. It also contains openings for cross-disciplinary collaborations, e.g., with psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, law, politics and economics. Last year, th...more »

Pentagon Official Admits That The Release Of Guantanamo Detainees Has Led To American Deaths

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Soldiers attached to Joint Task Force Guantanamo walk through Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Tuesday *Washington Post*: *Pentagon official: Release of Guantanamo detainees has led to American deaths* A senior Pentagon official said Wednesday that the release of detainees from the U.S. military’s prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has led to American deaths, though he did not provide any specific examples. Paul Lewis, the Defense Department’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee under questioning that “unfortunately... more »

The Death Toll From Recent U.S. Air Strikes Have Yielded Higher Casualty Counts Than Usual

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber flies over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria against ISIL targets September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Handout *The Atlantic:* *American Airstrikes Become Deadlier* Recent U.S. attacks on terrorist camps in three different countries have yielded much higher casualty counts than usual. An American airstrike on an al-Qaeda training camp in southern Yemen killed at least 50 fighters on Tuesday, according to the Pentagon and local reports. “The attack took place as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) recruits queued for dinn... more »

Donald Trump 'is he so wrong?'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
I feel a little dirty admitting this, but I may be agreeing with Piers Morgan in The Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3504893/PIERS-MORGAN-comes-terror-isn-t-time-started-listening-seriously-Trump.html 'I spoke to Trump for 40 minutes. He was, as you'd expect, bombastic, defiant and self-congratulatory. Why wouldn't he be? He's ripped up every political rulebook to take this presidential race by storm, a scenario that is hardly going to deflate the ego of New York's most cock-sure billionaire tycoon. But he also spoke in more detail about his plans to combat ISIS and ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 23 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. 19 Miners Die In A Coal Mine Accident in N. China’s Shanxi Province Wednesday Evening . 2. Japan Goes Full Krugman: Plans Un-Depositable, Non-Cash "Gift-Certificate" Money Drop To Young People. 3. ISIS Sends 400 Specially Trained Fighters To Unleash "Wave Of Bloodshed" In Europe. 4. NIRP-Land - Negative Yields Matrix. 5. Russia Still Trying To Issue 3 BN Worth Of Foreign Bonds. 6. Doom loop unbroken: Default Probability Of Deutsche Bank And Germany Continue To trade in Lockstep. 7. UK's 5y Default Probability Jumps As Brexit Risks Has Risen After Brussels Terror Attacks. 8. Shanghai Accord: A Welcome Cease-Fire In The Currency Wars. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Brussels Attacks - Action Action Updates. 2. Refugee Crisis and Related Greece News. ) Libya Quagmire ( 1. GNA Still Based In Tunisia , Can't Get To Tripoli and Neither Can The UN Envoy Kobler. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview...... " Color My World " ....... Chicago *CCTVNEWS* ‏@cctvnews 32m 32 minutes ago #BREAKING 19 miners die in a coal mine accident in N. China’s Shanxi Province Wednesday evening (Xinhua) *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 29m 29 minutes ago Japan Goes Full Krugman: Plans Un-Depositable, Non-Cash "Gift-Certificate" Money Drop To Young People http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-2 3/japan-goes-full-krugman-plans-un-depositable-non-cash-gift-certificate-money-drop-yo … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 4h 4 hours ago ISIS Sends 400 Specially Trained ... more »

U.S. Intelligence: 100 Islamic State Sleeper Cells In Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Vocativ: **Beyond Brussels: ISIS Sleeper Cells Are Europe's New Reality* Why ISIS sleeper cells can lay low across Europe, and emerge to unleash terror undetected Four months of raids and arrests by Belgian counterterrorism officials could not stop the deadly blasts in Brussels that killed at least 31 people and left more than 270 injured on Tuesday. The attacks, claimed by ISIS and possibly plotted soon after the carnage in Paris unfolded last November, are the latest evidence of deepening jihadists networks in parts of Europe. They also reveal the severe limitations law enfor... more »

President Obama Defends His Islamic State War Strategy. Claims ISIS Is Not An Existential Threat To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Politico*:* Obama: I’m not underplaying terror threats* The president defends his decision to attend baseball game in Cuba, saying Americans cannot let terrorists ‘disrupt our societies.’ President Barack Obama on Wednesday fiercely defended his unwavering commitment to battling the Islamic State – a position he keeps finding himself in, this time because of a baseball game. Images of Obama doing the wave at a historic ballgame in Cuba with Raul Castro as the death toll mounted on Tuesday from deadly bombings in Brussels did not sit well with some. *Read more* .... *More News O... more »

Secretary Clinton-- Tear Down That Wall... Before The Donald Does!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Dorothy Reik,President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains* Tear down that wall of secrecy you are hiding those transcripts behind. The American people have a right to know what Goldman Sachs and other plutocrats felt was worth $225,000 a pop to hear. Was it assurances that no matter what you said on the campaign trail, once you got into office it would be business as usual? Thanks to the new petition sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, the people of the United States have an opportunity to demand the release of those transcripts. Folks, this is... more »

"They Live" is a Documentary !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The Archons

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DRDcGlSsE

The Art of Noise with Max Headroom

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures:* *The Cycle of Terrorism* Identifying terrorists requires a shift in intelligence methods. Summary The attacks in Belgium will set in motion an old cycle: massive alerts, terrorists going to ground, relaxing the alert, the re-emergence of the terrorist. Identifying terrorists consistently is almost impossible by existing means. The only strategy that might work is human intelligence – spies penetrating terrorist groups – but it is stunningly difficult. The choice is living with terrorism or adopting new strategies, as the old ones stop some ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Brothers Among 3 Brussels Suicide Attackers; Another Assailant Is Sought* BRUSSELS — Three suicide bombers — including two brothers — carried out the attacks on Brussels on Tuesday, the Belgian authorities announced on Wednesday, as they continued to hunt for at least one more assailant. The toll from the assaults stood at 31 dead and 300 injured. Investigators were urgently piecing together links between the attacks, on the Brussels Airport and on a subway car, to the November terrorist assaults that killed 130 people in and around Paris in November. The Islam... more »

EPA Execs Rely on Private Emails to Talk With Lobbyists

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Michael Goo of AJW Inc., is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in his Arlington office, January 15, 2016.] There is new evidence senior Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials routinely use private email accounts to conduct government business, this time to pass along information from an energy lobbyist. Michael J. Bradley, president and founder of an energy consulting firm... more »

Brussels Attack Looks Like Another False Flag. Here’s Why

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Tuesday’s terrorist attacks at a Brussels airport and metro station (coincidentally next to NATO and EU headquarters) has all the hallmarks of a false flag event – designed to further the New World Order agenda to push through Orwellian domestic laws, surveillance, and justify ongoing wars in the Middle East. Early research suggest there are four clues pointing to a false flag: the ‘convenient’ timing of the event, NATO’s involvement, the location, and the symbology around the attacks. Wakeup-world.com reports: Strangely enough (or not), I was just having the thought the day before ... more »

Utah Caucus Insider: Incompetence, Manipulation, and Ballot Stuffing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A voter from the Utah Caucus has claimed that officials and volunteers working at the Presidential Ballot are encouraging voter fraud to take place – with officials allowing unchecked people with no ID to stuff the ballots full of fake votes. According to a post on forum Godlikeproductions, the user says: We elected Precinct Officers, State Delegates, and County Delegates – the typical incompetence and ignorance of the rules you’d expect to see from volunteers, but all went somewhat smooth. …Then came the Presidential Ballot. Someone shows up with a stack of probably 250 ballots. Th...more »

CIA Agents To Troll Alternative Media Sites In Huge Propaganda Program

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The CIA are expanding an existing program that influences mainstream media outlets to promote fake propaganda stories, by having agents troll internet forums, social media, and website comment sections – in an effort to disrupt alternative media sites. In an expansion of Operation Mockingbird, the agency are now creating fake user accounts on various internet forums and social media channels, arguing politics with real users in an attempt to stifle and subvert genuine communications between users. Americanintelligencereport.com reports: According to RT news, agents have up to “10 f...more »

TSA Chief Flew To Brussels On Day Of Attacks To “Warn Government”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The head of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedly flew out to Belgium on the morning of the Brussels attack, in a desperate attempt to warn authorities before they took place. According to a bizarre Foreign Intelligence Service report coming out of Russia, Admiral Peter Neffenger flew to Brussels on Tuesday to try and warn of the ISIS attacks, but after landing he went to the wrong intelligence office an hour before the tragedy occurred. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this very complex report, of which we’re only able to report “selected... more »

World War 3 Has Begun – John Pilger

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In the last eighteen months the Obama administration have initiated the greatest build-up of military forces since World War two along Russia’s western frontier. Such a military build up hasn’t been since since Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. Australian journalist John Pilger says that World War 3 has already begun. The media just don’t know about it yet because, at present, it is a war of propaganda, lies and distraction. But that can change in an instant. RT.com reports: Ukraine – once part of the Soviet Union – has become a CIA theme park. Having orchestrated a coup in Kiev, Wa... more »

Israeli Intel Agents Ran Security At Brussels Airports During Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Israeli security firm with a shady past handled the security operations at Brussels airport, the scene of the terrorist attack on Tuesday. Security firm ICTS have a trouble history, managing services that ‘coincidentally’ happen to be the scene of some of the biggest terrorist incidents of recent times. ICTS security missed several of the 9/11 hijackers who flew out of Boston’s Logan airport on September 11th 2001. The same Israeli security team also handled security for London’s bus network during the 7/7 London bombings. Sott.net reports: The aviation and general security servi... more »

Belgian Government Knew Precise Details About Attacks, But Did Nothing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Belgian and Western authorities knew the details about the ISIS attack in Brussels on Tuesday, but failed to do anything about it. The Belgian security services knew precise details about the attack plan, which was formulated at the de-factor ISIS capital of Raqqa, in Syria. Haaretz.com reports: The security services knew, with a high degree of certainty, that attacks were planned in the very near future for the airport and, apparently, for the subway as well. Despite the advance warning, the intelligence and security preparedness in Brussels, where most of the European Union agenc... more »

Officials: Paris Bombmaker Among Dead in Brussels Attack

RAF CASERT & LORNE COOK at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Belgian police leave after an investigating in a house in the Anderlecht neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, one day after Tuesday's deadly suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and its subway system.] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The suspected bombmaker in the Paris attacks in November was one of two suicide bombers who targeted the Brussels airport, officials said Wednesday, in a new sign that both attacks are linked to the same cell of... more »

March 23: no title.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg/2016/03/trudeaus-first-budget-about-direct-investments-not-tax-gimmick#.VvHqAjZs8NA.gmail Above is a balanced analysis of the federal budget plans. It is neither for nor against. It tells us what is in the budget; and it tells us what the risks are. Now, compare this to the story in the Irving press on B2 "Experts skeptical Liberal plan will have desired effect." And who are these experts? There are two, count them, two. Both of them represent big money, and one of them is also a fraud. The first is an economic planner for a major bank.... more »

Teen Survives 3rd Attack – First Boston, Then Paris, Now Brussels

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A 19-year-old Mormon missionary from the US was injured in the Brussels terror attacks had, according to the Daily Mail, unbelievably survived both the Boston bombing and the Paris terror attacks of 2015: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the double blasts, which left at least 34 people dead including three of the terrorists and nearly 200 people injured. The State Department said Wednesday that at least 12 Americans have been injured in the attacks, including Mormon missionary Mason Wells, 19, his two colleagues, a U.S. Air Force officer and the serviceman’s five family members... more »

Note Left By Brussels Suicide Bomber Found On Computer In Trash Can

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
One of the Brussels suicide bombers allegedly left a note on a computer which was found in a trash can during an anti-terrorist raid, Belgium’s federal prosecutor said. Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said that Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who blew himself up at the Brussels’ Zaventem Airport on Tuesday, wrote that he felt increasingly unsafe, didn’t know what to do and feared going to prison. RT reports: Before the attacks Ibrahim left a note, where he wrote that he felt increasingly unsafe and feared landing up in prison. El Bakraoui said he was “in a hurry, doesn’t know what to do” ... more »

ISIS: Future Attacks Require No ‘Authorisation’ From Our Leaders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
ISIS have issued a statement following the attack in Brussels, saying that they intend to commit to further numerous small-scale attacks in Belgium and Europe – without the need for centralised coordination or authority from their leaders. ISIS say that individual militants and cells are now free to operate semi-independently – opening the gates for many more spontaneous attacks throughout Europe. Zerohedge.com reports: The thinking now is that ISIS cells have been given a certain amount of autonomy from central command in Raqqa and Mosul because, well, because there’s really no te... more »

Pentagon ‘Knew’ About Brussels Attacks In Advance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Pentagon have confirmed that they knew about the Brussels attacks in advance saying that they had foreknowledge that ISIS had planned to launch an attack on the city. Despite the intelligence the U.S. were still unable to prevent Tuesday’s tragedy. Three officials told Reuters that whilst the United States government knew the attacks were going to take place, they did not know exactly when or where they would occur. Israelnationalnews.com reports: The believed impetus for the strike was the arrest of Salah Abdeslam in Belgium last Friday. Abdeslam was the main suspect to have s... more »

FBI Chief Says He Is ‘Certain’ Hillary Clinton Broke The Law

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The FBI are showing signs of losing confidence in Hillary Clinton as investigations into her misuse of a private email server when she was Secretary of State uncover potential criminal activity. FBI chief, James Comey, has accussed the Presidential candidate of violating laws whilst handling classified government information through her private home server. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: The fact that Pagliano received immunity, experts have noted, could signal that a grand jury has already been impaneled, though it depends on the details of the agreement. Those details are presen... more »

Jeremy's List

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
1. Surely it's a fake. When Paul Staines and his gophers, not noted for accurate intel on matters internal to the Labour Party can pick out glaring mistakes, something doesn't add up. Either the people in Jeremy's office are utterly clueless, or that the list has an air of Grimsby Docks about it. 2. Jeremy says the list didn't originate from his people and he doesn't recognise it. Fair enough. However, if a shit list didn't exist I would, well, be a little bit disappointed. It's elementary politics to identify who your support is, who your enemies are, and the gradation of waverer... more »

Donald Trump Threatens To Spill The Beans On Mrs Ted Cruz

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The US Republican presidential race got even nastier on Wednesday when two main contenders exchanged cryptic tweets and Donald Trump threatened to ‘spill the beans’ on Senator Ted Cruz’s wife. A naked photo of Melania Trump set off the latest Republican presidential dispute on Twitter. Senator Cruz sent a Tweet to the Donald warning him to lay off his Mrs and to google his facts before launching cowardly attacks. The Independent reports: Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife! — Donald ... more »

Did Donald Trump “Predict” The Brussels Terror Attack?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Some people are saying that Donald Trump “predicted” the Brussels terror attack two months prior to the event! Outlets, like toprightnews.com, are pointing towards two key points which allegedly suggest Donald Trump actually “predicted” what was to come. The first piece of evidence is a New York Times article titled, “Donald Trump Finds New City to Insult: Brussels”. The second is a video where Trump mentions Brussels as a place where bad stuff is going on… But what is the truth? The NY Times piece, published January 27, 2016 – 55 days before the Brussels terror attack – said the fo... more »

Seeing Behind the Tragic Curtain

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Originally aired on BBC in 1992, 'Operation Gladio', the NATO sponsored terror network operating in Europe. In the context of the horrific killings in Brussels it might be worth while for people to watch this video. We know that professional 'law enforcement' types have long ago said that most criminals have a way of repeating their bad behavior over and over again. It's called 'modus operandi'. Who benefits from alleged Muslim terrorist bombings like the one in Belgium? Who created ISIS (which took responsibility for the attacks) in the first place and essentially funds it a... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Protests, few bids at Gulf lease sale ~Ken Stickney, The Advertiser* *Protesters crash federal oil and gas lease sale in New Orleans ~Jennifer Lorino*

Musical Interlude: Era, “Infinity Ocean”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Era, “Infinity Ocean” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ICpuRYTOA

House Conservatives to Leadership: It’s Not That Hard to Cut $30 Billion

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jim Jordan - 900] House conservatives don't mind getting creative to find a solution to the ongoing budget standoff. Alternative ways to achieve actual savings work, they explain, but promises of future spending cuts do not. At a gathering with reporters Tuesday, conservative leaders... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“In one of the brightest parts of Milky Way lies a nebula where some of the oddest things occur. NGC 3372, known as the Great Nebula in Carina, is home to massive stars and changing nebulas. The Keyhole Nebula (NGC 3324), the bright structure just above the image center, houses several of these massive stars and has itself changed its appearance. *Click image for larger size.* The entire Carina Nebula spans over 300 light years and lies about 7,500 light-years away in the constellation of Carina. Eta Carinae, the most energetic star in the nebula, was one of the brightest stars in th... more »

U.S., Some European Nations, Israel, Turkey, Qatar, And Saudi Arabia Must Accept Historical Responsibility For The Ideological Radicalization of Muslims Worldwide

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Photo source*. *An excerpt from, "Brussels attacks: How Saudi Arabia's influence and a deal to get oil contracts sowed seeds of radicalism in Belgium" By Leo Cendrowicz, The Independent, March 23, 2016:* *There are many reasons why Belgium has become a hotbed of radical Islamism. Some of the answers may lie in the implanting of Saudi Salafist preachers in the country from the 1960s.* Keen to secure oil contracts, Belgium’s King Baudouin made an offer to Saudi King Faisal, who had visited Brussels in 1967: *Belgium would set up a mosque in the capital, and hire Gulf-trained cleric... more »

Chet Raymo, “Living In The Little World”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Living In The Little World” * by Chet Raymo "My wisdom is simple," begins Gustav Adolph Ekdahl, at the final celebratory family gathering of Ingmar Bergman's crowning epic “Fanny and Alexander.” I saw the movie in the early 1980s when it had its U.S. theater release. Now I have just watched the five-hour-long original version made for Swedish television. Whew! But back to that speech by the gaily philandering Gustav, now the patriarch of the Ekdahl clan and uncle to Fanny and Alexander. The family has gathered for the double christening of Fanny and Alexander's new half-sister a... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "I Want A Lot"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"I Want A Lot"* "You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing and are raised to the rank of prince by the slippery ease of their light judgments. But what you love to see are faces that so work and feel thirst... You have not grown old, and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out its own secret." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Obama Doctrine : "Don't Do Stupid Shit".

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"Who exactly is in the stupid-shit caucus? * *Who is pro–stupid shit?"* *"The truth is, actually, Putin, in all of our meetings, is scrupulously polite, very frank. Our meetings are very businesslike. He never keeps me waiting two hours like he does a bunch of these other folks...* *He’s constantly interested in being seen as our peer and as working with us, because he’s not completely stupid. He understands that Russia’s overall position in the world is significantly diminished.*" *Obama’s theory here is simple :* *Ukraine is a core Russian interest but not an American one, so Russ... more »

Operation Midland: Westminster Paedophile Ring Inquiry Closed

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The investigation into claims that a Westminster VIP paedophile ring abused and murdered children in the 1970s and 80s has been closed by the Metropolitan Police. Operation Midland was closed after the last living suspect, former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor, was told he would face no charges. The inquiry that cost over £1.8 million ended without a single person being arrested. The Anti Media reports: According to the Met Police, no evidence was found that children were abused and murdered by an array of accused politicians that included former heads of the army and intelligence c...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"You Pretend..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"That life. This life. It looks as if you can have both. I mean, they're both right there, one on top of the other, and it looks as if they'll blend. But they never will. So, you take this thing. You take this thing you want, and you put it in a box and you close the lid. You can let your fingers trace the cracks, the places where the light gets in, the dark gets out, but the lid stays on. You don't look inside. You don't look at this thing you want so much, because you Can. Not. Have. It. So there's this box, you know, with the thing inside, and you could throw it away or shoot it... more »

Political Machines Steal Elections... It's What They Do-- And That Doesn't Just Mean The Evil Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
DNC Chair-- and congressional payday lender stooge-- Debbie Wasserman Schultz is certain that if she wound up on the witness chair in a court case she would be able to get away with her serial attempts to sabotage Bernie Sanders' campaign on behalf of her old crony, Hillary Clinton. How do I know? She was bragging about it to Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business News Monday morning. "There is just no shred of evidence to suggest that I’m favoring Hillary Clinton... I’m not doing a very good job wrapping up the nomination for her if I were favoring Hillary Clinton." But no one ever accu... more »

AP Report: The Islamic State Has Deployed 400 - 600 Fighters To Attack Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
European Fighters Joining Militant Groups in Iraq and Syria | InsideGov *WNU Editor*: The AP report is here .... *ISIS has sent 400 fighters to attack Europe, officials say* (AP). What's my take .... many Europeans have gone to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State. And while many of them have been killed, many have returned (or will return) back to their home countries. What they will do when they come back is what is making everyone give pause.

Obama: ISIS Not an Existential Threat to the US

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama answer a question about the recent attack in Brussels during a join news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016.] BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- The Latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to Argentina (all times local): 1:50 p.m. President Barack Obama says the Islamic State group isn’t an existential threat to the United States. He says groups like that... more »

Report: Obamacare’s HealthCare.gov Logged 316 Cybersecurity Incidents Recently

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: HealthCare - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government report says the web portal for health insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s law logged 316 security incidents during a period of about 18 months. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says none of the attempted... more »

U.S-Trained Pakistani Scientist Pervez Hoodbhoy On The Root of Muslim Backwardness: Scientific Education Is Not Valued In Islamic Culture

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
"I will not claim that this science phobia that we see is entirely due to textbooks, because there's a lot more to education than just textbooks. It's part of a national culture. And certainly we do not have a national culture that values science. We do not have science programs on television. We have a lot of political entertainment, to be sure, but not very much on science at all. We cannot differentiate, for the most part, between the path-breaking work done by Abdus Salam and the copy cat, reverse engineering done by the bomb makers. And, frankly, science is not considered eithe... more »

Erdogan: Brussels Bomber Was Caught In Turkey And Deported To Belgium

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that one of the terrorists behind the bomb attacks in Brussels that killed over 30 people, was caught in Turkey in June 2015, detained and later deported to Belgium. BREAKING: Turkey’s Erdogan: one of the Brussels attackers was caught in Turkey in June, deported to Belgium. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 23, 2016 Hindustan Times reports: “One of the Brussels attackers was detained in Gaziantep (in southern Turkey close to the Syrian border) and then deported” to Belgium, Erdogan told reporters in Ankara. Erdogan said that the Belgi... more »

Muslim Groups Condemn Cruz’s Call for Muslim Neighborhood Surveillance

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaking with supporters after the results of the 2016 Nevada caucuses at his caucus night party at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA in Las Vegas, Nevada.] GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz called Tuesday for deep surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, sparking panic among Muslims living in the United States. The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Cruz's remarks as unconstitutional and... more »

Screw politics - Screw finances - Screw godma

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
yeah, so, I'm a radical... but that's important, or else we're all in this shit together without knowing why. *WHY?* Well, it's true, isn't it? Why do we do what we do? Are we just servants of our masters; our position in society, our upbringing, our friends and relatives? What if we *ONE DAY* decided that we are going to live this life THE WAY WE WANT TO LIVE IT? What if we *ONE DAY* decided that we are going to be in the place WE WANT TO BE IN? What is we *ONE DAY* decided that this world is *FUCKED* and WE DESERVE BETTER? *Screw politics* *Screw finances* *Screw godma* Is ... more »

Dan Bacher: 'Is Brown Administration Official Admitting Delta Tunnels Plan Is Collapsing?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Klamath salmon Is Brown Administration Official Admitting Delta Tunnels Plan Is Collapsing?  by Dan Bacher  Photo of John Laird courtesy of California Natural Resources Agency. Censored NewsIn the video from a recent hearing in the California Legislature, it appears that a Brown administration official is admitting that financial support for Governor Brown’s controversial

Western Intelligence Knew That The Islamic State Were Going To Attack Brussels' Metro System And The Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click On Image)* *Haaretz:* *EXCLUSIVE: Belgian Intelligence Had Precise Warning That Airport Targeted for Bombing* Attack in subway likely also known in advance by Belgian and Western agencies; attack plan was formulated at de-facto ISIS capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The Belgian security services, as well as other Western intelligence agencies, had advance and precise intelligence warnings regarding the terrorist attacks in Belgium on Tuesday, Haaretz has learned. The security services knew, with a high degree of certainty, that attacks were planned in the very near future for t... more »

U.S. Presidential Candidates Discuss Brussels And What Should Be Done

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
New York Times: *Hillary Clinton Says She Is the Only Candidate With a Plan to Defeat the Islamic State* EVERETT, Wash. — Hillary Clinton portrayed herself on Tuesday as the only presidential candidate who has presented a detailed plan to defeat the Islamic State, which took responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Brussels earlier in the day. “I’ve laid out a very specific agenda for defeating ISIS, not just on the battlefield,” Mrs. Clinton said at an event with union members here. She went on to explain her plan to use Kurdish and Arab forces and American airstrikes to weak... more »

ISIS's Supply Chain Includes Companies From India, Turkey, And Nine Other Countries

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "7 Indian firms among those in Islamic State supply chain: EU study" By Sandeep Singh and Anil Sasi, The Indian Express, February 26, 2016: * *Seven Indian companies figure in a list of 51 commercial entities from 20 countries that, according to an EU-mandated study, are involved in the supply chain of over 700 components used by the Islamic State to construct improvised explosive devices (IEDs).* While four of the seven Indian firms denied having exported explosives or accessories to either Lebanon or Turkey, two confirmed that smaller suppliers of components suc...more »

Argentina: A Red Sphere Emerged at Punta Piedras

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: Diario Popularhttp://www.diariopopular.com.ar/notas/253189-una-esfera-rojiza-que-emergio-punta-piedrasDate: 03.22.2016* *Argentina: A Red Sphere Emerged at Punta Piedras* By Pachi La Fata Researchers of UFO-related phenomena refer to these events as "skywatches" - meetings held in various parts of the country to observe and investigate so-called UFO hotspots. The main goal is, of course, a direct experience with unidentified flying objects. Within this framewoerk, one of the most spectacular occurences happened in the locality of Punta Piedras, facing the River Plate ... more »

News Outlets Can Now Use Facial Manipulation Techniques On Politicians

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Stanford University have unveiled a new technique whereby mainstream media news outlets can alter the facial expressions during a supposed ‘live’ interview with a politician, in order to fool the masses. Though the tone of the video [below] is decidedly calm and monotone, the implications of what the researchers are saying is disturbing. It is not clear whether these techniques are already being used, or will be in the future. Either way, it should be considered an urgent wake-up call to anyone who watches the mainstream news … welcome to the world of facial manipulation. As descri...more »

Political Influence of AIPAC

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 1 day ago
The American Israeli Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the strongest and most influential political lobby in the USA. Some of its member, 18,000, met recently in Washington D.C. The Committee (AIPAC) extended its invitation to the five presidential candidates to attend their meeting and to express their political views towards Israel. The only candidate who did not attend the meeting was Senator Bernie Sanders. During his campaign, Senator Sanders criticized the Israel government policy towards the Palestinians. He called for an end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank and ... more »

The Corrupt American Congress

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 1 day ago
The month of March will be always remembered as the month the US invaded Iraq 13 years ago. Unfortunately, only one American politician, senator Cruz, stated publicly that the invasion of Iraq destabilized the Middle East region. He furthermore said that the removal of Saddam Hussein was a mistake because under his rule Iraq was stable. Senator Cruz and do not support him made a correct statement. However, he did not elaborate on the invasion, which led to the killing of more than one million Iraqi civilians, and the destruction of Iraq physically, economically and politically. It ... more »

What Matters - A Guest Post by Pam Bickell

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
Source: *Notes Along The Path Blog*

Trump Doubles Down on Trashing Cruz’s Wife, Heidi

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 21: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sits with his wife Heidi Nelson Cruz at the Religious Liberty Rally he was hosting on August 21, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier in the day Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) visited and spoke to guests at the Iowa State Fair. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)] In a move likely to confirm many in the belief that he shouldn’t be left alone with a smartphone, let alone a nuclear arsenal, Donald Trump again went after Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi on Twitter last night: "@Don_Vito_... more »

Obama Visits Argentina as It Works to Improve Economic Freedom

James Roberts at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama meets with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Casa Rasada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.] President Barack Obama has arrived for a state visit to Argentina. His trip to meet with President Mauricio Macri comes as Argentina is trying to grow its economic freedom. There is the grim situation facing Macri and his team. Argentina... more »

Brussels Bombers Were Actually Supposed to Be in Prison

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Khalid Bakraoui, Brussels Bombing, Belgium Bombing,] The El-Bakraoui brothers who were identified by authorities as suicide bombers in the Brussels attack Tuesday were both supposed to be serving jail sentences. Ibrahim El-Bakraoui, 30, was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2010 for a shoot out... more »

Report: Belgian Officials Had ‘Precise’ Warnings About Brussels Attacks

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Police and other emergency workers stand in front of the damaged Zaventem Airport terminal in Brussels on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Belgian authorities were searching Wednesday for a top suspect in the country's deadliest attacks in decades, as the European Union's capital awoke under guard and with limited public transport after scores were killed and injured in bombings on the Brussels airport and a subway station.] Belgian officials reportedly knew terrorists were planning to strike the airport and the subway in Brussels ahead of Tuesday's attacks, which left 31 dead and ... more »

Commentary on Trump's Economics

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
1. Alan Blinder 2. Jon Hartley and Glenn Hubbard I don't know any mainstream economist--right, left, or center--who has good things to say about the economic policy views of Donald Trump. But, somehow, I don't think this fact will deter his supporters.

Argentina: Woman Allegedly Visited by 14 "Extraterrestrials" at Home

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: Diario PopularDate: 03.14.2016* *Argentina: Woman Allegedly Visited by 14 "Extraterrestrials" at Home* *By Pachi La Fata - Diario Popular* A total of fourteen "extraterrestrials" appeared in the middle of the night, surrounding her bed. There she was, beside her sleeping husband. The "visitors" regarded her silently, but the protagonist was never scared. She tried to waken her spouse to have him witness what was happening before her very eyes, but the visitors cautioned her telepathically that he would remain asleep, as he was not yet ready. Then, the entities proceeded t... more »

President Erdogan Wants To Dismantle UN Security Council

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey proposes that the UN Security Council be dismantled and reformed to reflect a more “democratic” institution – with more Islamic representatives. Erdogan wants Islam to be more representative in the council’s chambers, even though the permanent members of the UN Security Council have their own Muslim citizenry. Russian analysts however do not agree with the president and say that his proposals will rupture the security structure that has successfully prevailed and stopped major global conflicts arising between superpowers since the end of the ... more »

Syrian Forces Hours Away From Capturing Ancient Palmyra From ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Syrian army is 850 meters away from retaking the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria which has been systematically destroyed by the Islamic State. The city has become encircled by Syrian troops aided by Russian helicopters targeting armored ISIS vehicles. China Xinhua reports: The Syrian force also used motorcycles in their attack on the IS in Palmyra due to the geographical nature of that area. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have approached the outskirts of Palmyra, following days of intense battles ... more »

Danny Glover's Secret Monkey Bread Recipe

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Danny Glover is sharing his dad's secret Monkey Bread recipe with us today. Check it out below! [image: post signature]

Midday Musical Interlude: James Horner, “Legends of the Fall- The Ludlows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
James Horner, “Legends of the Fall- The Ludlows” - https://www.youtube.com/

"Today Is Mine..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Today is mine. It is unique. Nobody in the world has one exactly like it. It holds the sum of all my past experiences and all my future potential. I can fill it with joyous moments or ruin it with fruitless worry. If painful recollections of the past come into my mind, or frightening thoughts of the future, I can put them away. They cannot spoil today for me.” - Alcoholics Anonymous

“Where the Wealth Was All Along”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Where the Wealth Was All Along”* by David Cain “I keep having this idea, not that I think it’s true, that when you die you appear in a talk show studio, and everyone is clapping. A host shakes your hand and asks you to sit down, and the both of you go over how you think you did. On a large screen, they play a long montage containing some of the more significant moments in your life. You and the host, along with the audience, look on as you make pivotal choices, overcome dilemmas, and meet the people who would become your friends and partners. The film includes a lot of personalit... more »

Man Refuses To Climb Down Tall Tree In Seattle

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Police and firemen have been unsuccessfully negotiating with a man to climb down from the top of a tall sequoia tree in downtown Seattle. Despite hours of coaxing, the bearded man is still perched near the top of the 80-foot (24-metre) tree refusing to give up his treetop shelter. Reporters and passers by have seen glimpses of the man appearing among the branches. At scene, where man has climbed to top of tree in downtown Seattle. @seattlefire appears to be attempting talks. pic.twitter.com/WVbTRdswHp — Evan Bush (@evanbush) March 22, 2016 KRQE reports: Authorities were alerted to a... more »

Protectors Shout Down Auction of New Oil Drilling Leases in Gulf

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Protectors Shout Down Auction of New Oil Drilling Leases in Gulf Watch video below: Gulf Coast Protector Cherri Foytlin  (Click arrow to watch)     Surround the Super Dome ACTION - March 23, 2016 - Federal land Oil/Gas Lease Sale     Video posted by Indigenous Environmental Network Wednesday, March 23, 2016 . From Rising Tide: Currently, hundreds of climate and social

Campaign watch: Rutenberg hammers CNN!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016Whitewashes his own New York Times:* A new era began in Monday's New York Times. Jim Rutenberg began his reign as the paper's new "media columnist," filling the chair which was once held by the late David Carr. Rutenberg started his reign exactly where he should have. His inaugural column carried this headline: "The Mutual Dependence of Donald Trump and the News Media" Rutenberg devoted almost 1700 words to that important topic. In the process, he presented some valuable information. He also showed the ridiculous way players like him play the game. Rut...more »

Paper calls water “a gift from God”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
A paper about using solar energy to make water potable has been flagged for citing God. The shout-out isn’t subtle; in fact, it’s the first sentence of the Introduction in “Solar still with condenser – A detailed review:” Water is a gift from God and it plays a key role in the development of an […] The post Paper calls water “a gift from God” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." - William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”

“Who’s Anti-American?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Who’s Anti-American?”* by Bill Bonner “Maryland! The Old Line bugle, fife, and drum, Maryland! She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb. Huzza! She spurns the Northern scum! She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come! Maryland! My Maryland!” – Maryland’s State Song BALTIMORE – “Yesterday, one dear reader wrote in to say we were “cynical” and “anti-American.” Today, we rise to defend our reputation… such as it is. *Guilty as Charged: *Cynical? Nah… We’d need a big dose of positive thinking and earnest optimism to be cynical. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, people who a...more »

U.N.: Yemen Cease-Fire To Start April 10. Peace Talks To Begin April 18

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A view of buildings destroyed during recent fighting in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz March 14, 2016. REUTERS/ANEES MAHYOUB *Reuters*: *Yemen fighting to halt April 10, peace talks start April 18: U.N.* The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning April 18, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Wednesday. There have already been several failed attempts to defuse the conflict in Yemen, which has drawn in regional foes Saudi Arabia and Iran and triggered a human... more »

"This Real Moron Thing..."

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

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Is In Moscow Having Talks On Syria And Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America:* *Kerry in Moscow to Push for Political Transition in Syria* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow to discuss the crisis situations in Ukraine and Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin. They are also likely to discuss Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, which Secretary Kerry called an assault against the Belgian people and against the very heart of Europe. A senior State Department official told reporters traveling with Kerry that the secretary views the Brussels attacks as part of the larger threat po... more »

In 5 Charts, How Obamacare Has Worked the Past 6 Years

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House on March 23, 2010.] Six years ago Wednesday, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Since then, Americans have seen their premiums increase, a dozen nonprofit insurers have closed their doors and the number of people on the... more »

Bloomberg’s Renewable Fantasyland

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-europe-at-a-clean-energy-crossroads/ Further to my last post. Liebreich, having described why the push to renewables in the EU has fallen flat on its face, then goes on to say: The tragedy of all this is that Europe lost its renewable energy mojo just as costs were plummeting to the point […]

Paul Craig Roberts, "The Establishment Can’t Control Trump Or Sanders"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Establishment Can’t Control Trump Or Sanders"* by Rory Hall, The Daily Coin "The public has learned that the political Establishment represents the 1% and they have no chance with any Establishment candidate, either Republicans or Democrats… They’re supporting them less for their stance on issues and more on the fact that maybe there’s a chance that they [Trump/Sanders] would do something for the 99%. Aside from the fact that Hillary Clinton is allowed to run for President rather than spend all of her time defending herself from criminal charges for treasonous political crim... more »

Help wanted

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*Evil greedy genius seeks teachers and scholars who are eager to sacrifice their current careers for substantial but temporary financial gains. Must have no hesitation in promoting teaching machines and tests that do not help children learn, but will result in enormous short-term profits for the testing and publishing industries. * *Two kinds of minions are especially needed:* *1. **Researchers who can write long and dense scholarly papers that obscure serous errors in statistical analysis and logic.* *2. **Classroom teachers who can represent my company to the public and s... more »

Bilingual education: What does the research say?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to the Daily News (Los Angeles), March 22, 2016. Ron Unz thinks that because of Proposition 227, which dismantled bilingual education in California, children are learning English better and faster ("Senate race to replace Barbara Boxer just got more interesting," March 21). This is not true for California, nor is it true for other states in which bilingual education was eliminated. Also, study after study has shown that children in bilingual programs do better in English reading than similar students in all-English "immersion" programs. In a recent analysis, Cal State San M... more »

Cancers of Convenience?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Former Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford passed away* *on March 21 at the age of 46 from cancer* Well known former politician, *Rob Ford**,* who for several years was the embattled, drug addicted mayor of Toronto (the Good) has passed away in hospital. Rob Ford, the Toronto city councillor who became the world's most famous mayor during a wild, scandal-filled term, is dead at age 46. The married father of two young children died after 18 months of treatment for *a rare and aggressive cancer first diagnosed in the midst of his 2014 bid to be re-elected mayor.* Ford would have turned 47 on Ma... more »

Officials Say Guantanamo Transfers Have Killed Americans

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Camp Delta Guantanamo Bay Cuba - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Obama administration official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to shuttering the facility. Testifying before the GOP-led... more »

Silence in the Storm: Central Banks Are Desperate | Helicopter Money: Global Central Banks Consider Distributing Money Directly To The People

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Great article... they really are VERY worried. -AK* http://sitsshow.blogspot.com/2016/03/Central-Banks-Are-Desperate-Helicopter-Money-Global-Central-Banks-Consider-Distributing-Money-Directly-To-The-People.html#more Wednesday, March 23, 2016 *Central Banks Are Desperate | Helicopter Money: Global Central Banks Consider Distributing Money Directly To The People* Central banks are supposed to be the great economic watchdogs. They claim to slow down bubbles by increasing interest rates, and stimulate the economy by lowering them. But the alleged benevolence of these institutions ... more »

Karl Denninger, “Keep Poking...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Keep Poking...”* by Karl Denninger “You know, the thing that looks like this? I'm sure there's nothing inside there. So are you, right? After all, nobody would so freaking stupid as to poke a full one of those with a stick repeatedly, despite the buzzing coming from it... right? There are those of you on the left that are trying to deny someone you don't like the ability to speak- those of you blocking roads and entrances, intruding on private property under false pretense, starting riots- you know who you are. Think long and hard folks, because it is people like Trump that have... more »

Tulsi Gabbard: Bernie Sanders Is the Commander in Chief We Need

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Bernie Sanders talks about his and Clinton's foreign policy differences with Chris Hayes. I've set the clip to end after the foreign policy discussion (about 10 minutes); listen to the rest if you want to hear him talk about Trump violence, his path to victory and his plan, if he wins, for the Democratic Party.* *by Gaius Publius* There's no other way to think about this. Hillary Clinton would be a more aggressive, "muscular" commander-in-chief than Obama. By a lot. I have two pieces on this, one from Sanders supporter Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; the other, from Clinton supporter Michell... more »

UN, Malawi Try Drones to Transport HIV Tests for Babies

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: drone - 900] JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Malawi and the United Nations children’s agency are experimenting with drones to speed up HIV testing for infants. Mahimbo Mdoe, a UNICEF representative in Malawi, says drones will solve the challenges that health workers face in reaching... more »

Islamic State About To Lose The Ancient City Of Palmyra To Syrian Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*:* Syria forces on brink of retaking iconic city of Palmyra from ISIS * * Syrian pro-government forces have advanced to the edge of the famed city * Regime forces launched an offensive to retake the city at the start of March * Moscow said it was flying up to 25 sorties a day to aid government forces Syrian pro-government forces have advanced to the edge of the famed ancient city of Palmyra today, a monitor said. The move is a major symbolic victory over the Islamic State jihadist group, who seized control of the city in May last year. The takeover sent shock waves ar... more »

US Airstrike Kills More Than 70 At An 'Al Qaeda Camp' In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Massive US airstrike in Yemen kills 'dozens' of people, Pentagon says* * Second mass-casualty strike the US military has undertaken this month * Two strikes have killed more than 200 people at ‘terrorist training camps’ A massive US airstrike in Yemen has killed what the Pentagon estimates is “dozens” of people, the second such mass-casualty strike the US military has undertaken this month. The two strikes, killing more than 200 people at what the Pentagon described as terrorist training camps, diverged so sharply from the previous years’ worth of relatively low-c...more »

“It Cometh from the Pit: And Hath a Knout”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“It Cometh from the Pit: And Hath a Knout”* by Fred Reed “Once upon a time there was a fairy kingdom that lived inside a place called The Beltway, and was surrounded on all four sides by a land called America. The Beltway was aligned with another kingdom called Manhattan, inhabited by disembodied heads that spoke from the walls of bars, and with with yet another closed kingdom called Hollywood, the abode of half-educated narcissists. These kingdoms were in eternal political syzygy, and spoke not with the people of the surrounding lands, of whom they knew nothing. The following is ... more »

Poll: Should there be a way to “self-retract” for honest error?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
This week in Nature, Daniele Fanelli at Stanford made an interesting proposal: Set up a system of “self-retraction” that makes it crystal clear when a paper is pulled for honest error, rather than misconduct. Fanelli, a whose work we have frequently covered, rightly notes that honest error represents a minority of retractions — around 20%. […] The post Poll: Should there be a way to “self-retract” for honest error? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Justices Divided on Little Sisters of the Poor Fight for Religious Freedom

Mark Sherman at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Nuns with the Little Sisters of The Poor, including Sister Celestine, left, and Sister Jeanne Veronique, center, rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, as the court hears arguments to allow birth control in healthcare plans in the Zubik vs. Burwell case. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the Supreme Court appeared deeply and evenly divided Wednesday over the arrangement devised by the administration to spare faith-based groups from having to pay for birth control... more »

Navy Tugboat Lost for a Century Found off California Coast

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: USS Conestoga - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday. The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in... more »

After Brussels: Profile, Protect, Prevent, Prefer

John Wohlstetter at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Emigration, Immigrants, USA] The carnage in Brussels adds the name of another great city to the list of Western cities targeted since 9/11 by Islamic terrorists in mass-casualty attacks. Brussels, March 22, 2016 follows close on the heels of San Bernardino (December 2,... more »

Little Sisters, Little Pills: It’s All About Power

Cathy Ruse at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Nuns from the Little Sisters of the Poor gather in New York September 24, 2015 as Pope Francis now heads to New York City. He is set to arrive and hold a prayer service at St. Patricks Cathedral.] Obamacare is before the Supreme Court again today. This time, eight justices will hear oral arguments over whether the Little Sisters of the Poor, Priests for Life, and other religious nonprofits should be forced to provide free contraception and abortion pill... more »

Post-Brussels Jitters: Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuation at Atlanta Airport

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Atlanta airport delta - 900] ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say passengers were evacuated from a terminal at Atlanta’s airport after a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package, but airport officials say operations have returned to normal. Atlanta police Officer D.T. Hannah said the package was... more »

Has Europe Underestimated The Islamic State Terror Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Police stand guard at Midi train station following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium. (Reuters) *Remi Benoit Piet, Special to Al Arabiya*: *Brussels attacks: How Europe is underestimating ISIS’s terror* ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks that caused the demise of at least thirty people and injured 200 more in Brussels on Tuesday, according to the Belgian Interior ministry. Twenty of them died in an explosion at the metro station Maelbeek, a few hundred meters away from the European Parliament, while at least ten were killed by suicide bombers at the interna... more »

Bloomberg On The Eclipse Of The European “Clean” Energy Sector

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-europe-at-a-clean-energy-crossroads/ A long but interesting piece from Bloomberg, but this section goes to the heart: ECLIPSE OF THE EUROPEAN CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR The grounding of the good ship Europe has had serious consequences for the clean energy industry. Europe pioneered large-scale wind and solar power. In 2010, despite surging […]

Those Other Terrorists

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
While the professional purveyors of paranoia are raking in the bucks and salivating over the Belgium terrorist attack and bitching about the president's failure to properly render his thoughts, prayers and revenge, Those Other Terrorists have received a silent slap on the wrist. If outrage has not ensued, it is because Those Other Terrorists are American troops. And as we all know, America does not do terror. It only fights terror. The American terrorism that shall not be named is of the state-sponsored variety. I am talking about the dozen or so unnamed pilots and military bureau... more »

AT MADDOW SHOW, IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE: Stop Rachel Maddow before she poofs more!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016Part 3–A low-IQ night in the life:* Last Tuesday evening, Rachel Maddow joined Brian Williams for many long hours of babble. In the current election season, the peculiar pair serve as co-hosts for MSNBC's "campaign coverage." Last Tuesday, they anchored the channel's endless, time-killing treatment of that day's primaries and caucuses. There was no Maddow Show that night. The next evening, the increasingly peculiar show returned to the air with a wide array of peculiar reports by its host. When the Maddow Show resumed last Wednesday night, it had an array... more »

Is The Islamic State Starting A Guerilla Warfare Campaign In Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast*: *Brussels Terror Attacks Bring Guerrilla War to the Heart of Europe* *Coordinated attacks on Brussels this morning may signal the start of an ISIS-led guerrilla warfare campaign in the West.* PARIS — As explosions rocked the airport and the metro in Brussels this morning, fears grew that the threat of terrorism is morphing into the threat of guerrilla war in Europe. The attacks, which killed more than 20 people, came four days after the arrest in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, a member of the terrorist cell that attacked Paris cafés, a sports stadi... more »

Brussels Terror Attacks -- News Updates March 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *'I don't know what to do. If I give myself up I'll end up in a cell': Suicide bomber left note in a bin before blowing himself up in airport - as police reveal 'the man in white' is STILL on run * * Najim Laachraoui - 'Man in White' - fled airport after he left a giant suitcase bomb - and is 'still at large' * Laachraoui was expert bombmaker who also made suicide vests for Paris massacres where terrorist killed 130 * Belgian brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui named as suicide bombers who struck in airport and Metro train * Mystery fourth terrorist caught on CCTV... more »

Pope Francis to Wash Feet of Refugees on Holy Thursday

Casey Harper at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pope Francis - 900] Pope Francis will wash the feet of refugees on Holy Thursday, a symbolic act that comes just days after Palm Sunday when he compared countries that won't accept refugees to leaders who allowed Jesus to be crucified. The ceremony, which commemorates how Jesus... more »

Je suis #

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Currently top of the “most Popular“ list in the Spectator’s sidebar is Douglas Murray’s article : “A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin...” Not the snappiest of titles but the illustration makes up for the lack of directness: It was a busy day in our household yesterday so we didn’t have much time to keep an eye on the BBC. When we did switch it on, we plumped for Sky. Lack of directness, in this case anyway, was not one of Sky’s shortcomings. BBC Watch was keeping an eye on the BBC website, where something funny was going on in the editorial ... more »

‘Outstanding’ oil flow produced by Gatwick Gusher

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/outstanding-oil-flow-produced-by-gatwick-gusher-a6945341.html News from the failed Independent, which will be guaranteed to make Geoffrey Lean’s hair stand on end! The Gatwick Gusher has produced the highest flow rates of any onshore wildcat well in the UK, matching the kind of levels normally seen in the North Sea, its majority owner […]

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *Manhunt Underway for Brussels Attacker* Belgian authorities continue searching for one of the men believed to be responsible for Tuesday's airport and metro bombings in Brussels, which killed at least 31 people and wounded 271 others. Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw confirmed that two brothers, Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, were the suicide bombers killed in the attacks. Khalid, 27, blew himself up on a metro train at the Maelbeek station, according to Van Leeuw. He said 29-year-old Ibrahim carried out one of the two suicide explosions at the airport. *Re... more »

Coup In Turkey? Neo-Cons Talk Coup & Partition- Juncker: No accession to EU for Turkey in next 10 years!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*This from the same man who made the case for the partitioning of Turkey!* *And the creation of Kurdistan- with it’s capital in Diyarbakir, not Erbil.* *Is Turkey Heading to Partition? American Enterprise Institute* *AEI’s- Michael Rubin** : American Enterprise Institute- **Total Neo - Con, everything for Israel & Zionists, think tank*. Michael Rubin is now talking about the potential for a coup in Turkey- And how the US will look the other way- Which they will, *since the US is 100 percent on board with destroying Turkey!* *Quoting the relevant section:* *So if the Turkish milit... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*KP posted this Ben Fulford article on his blog about Antartica: * https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/benjamin-fulford-3-22-16-something-strange-happening-around-antarctica-as-negotiations-for-new-financial-system/ [3/23/16, 7:32:38 AM] AK/Terran: Nabrac is all the activity in Antartica recently related to *Operation Santa Claus *or is it something else? [3/23/16, 7:47:15 AM] *TERRAN. THE ACTIVITY IS IN RESPONSE TO OPERATION SANTA CLAUS. THE "PROOF" IS IN THE "PUDDING" FOR ALL. NOW. NABRAC.* *[3/23/16, 7:58:56 AM] AK/Terran: **NABRAC, IS IT THEY JUST HAD TO CHECK OUT FOR T... more »

Man Commits Fraud, Escapes Jail Time Because He’s an Immigrant

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Food stamps - 900] A Massachusetts store owner was reportedly given a reduced sentenced with no jail time Tuesday in a food stamp fraud case because he is an immigrant. Julio Rodriguez used his position owning Bethania's Fish & Meat Market to trade benefits... more »

Ryan Slams ‘Ugliness’ in Politics Amid Trump-Driven Chaos

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Paul Ryan1 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday decried ugliness and divisiveness in American politics, delivering a veiled but passionate rebuke to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and the nasty tone of his campaign. “When passions flair, ugliness is sometimes... more »

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

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Muslim refugees - 900] 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 »

California Veggies & Fracked Water

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
A story about the Central Valley's Cawelo Water District where the drought is causing farmers to use recycled oil water to irrigate their crops. Watch what you eat. Profits trump health. Learn more at SpotlightCalifornia.com.

Poverty Solutions: Psychological Immunization and Neurological Alteration

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The "No Excuses" charter school operators prefer school locations in poor urban areas, rather than socioeconomically mixed areas. There are a number of reasons for preferring segregation: 1) cheap real estate deals for charter operators are easier to come by in the most depressed areas, as public schools are often combined or closed for performance or efficiency reasons, thus leaving empty buildings that can be leased or purchased cheaply; 2) heavy concentrations of students in nearby low-cost housing provide potential charter customers who do not require large outlays for transp... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Preliminaries are at an end, as Cosmic energetics prevail

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Preliminaries are at an end, as Cosmic energetics prevail* by ÉirePort Preliminaries are at an end, as Cosmic energetics prevail. Fortifications of Higher Densities allow binders, release of lower binder elements. *Free Energies are freed*. *Gaia mission nears completion.* ÉirePort | March 23, 2016 at 10:01 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xN

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
(Click on Image) Thirdway *Wall Street Journal:* *Military Setbacks, Financial Strains Pressure Islamic State in Home Territory* *But group claims responsibility for attacks in Brussels on Tuesday* Islamic State has lost territory in a string of military defeats in Syria and Iraq over the past several months and the group has also come under new financial pressure, according to U.S. and Western officials. But even after the battlefield setbacks and struggles to sustain salaries and perks for its fighters, Islamic State claimed the deadly terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, sugg... more »

Iraq’s Interior Minister: Fake Bomb Detectors Fiasco

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn recently interviewedIraq’s Interior Minister Mohammed Ghabban, and discussed the ADE-651 bomb detectors. The minister admitted that the 651s were a sign of the corruption within the government, which undermined the country’s security. Ghabban went on to say that officials who took bribes to buy the devices are blocking any investigation into the incident. Jim McCormick who manufactured the 651s was convictedof fraud over them in an English court in 2013. During his trial it was revealed that the 651s had no working parts. The antenna that was sup... more »

Biologist’s research under investigation in Sweden after being questioned on PubPeer

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
The University of Gothenburg in Sweden is investigating several papers co-authored by biologist Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson after they were challenged on PubPeer. Sumitran-Holgersson already has one retraction under her belt — of a 2005 Blood paper, after another investigation concluded the results “cannot be considered reliable.” Sumitran-Holgersson and her husband, co-author Jan Holgersson, did not sign the retraction notice. Both were […] The post Biologist’s research under investigation in Sweden after being questioned on PubPeer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

NC Lawmakers Return to Address Transgender Bathroom Measure

GARY D. ROBERTSON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tim Moore - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina lawmakers return to work in a special session Wednesday to consider stopping a new Charlotte ordinance set to take effect April 1 that gives protections to transgender people to use the restroom of their... more »

Two Excellent Reads on Nuclear Insanity

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
James Heddle, March 22, 2016 Plutonium Pie in the Sky: the Dangerous Delusion of New Nukes Counterpunch, http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/22/plutonium-pie-in-the-sky-the-dangerous-delusion-of-new-nukes/ [excerpted] Barak Obama began his presidency with the celebrated April 5, 2009 Prague Speech in which he stated “…clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons….” In practice Obama has not only re-invigorated nuclear weapons development, but embraced an ‘all of the above’ energy policy including heavy investmen... more »

Is There a Witness to the Resurrection? Yes!

William Lane Craig & Sean McDowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jesus' Resurrection Walking out of Tomb - 900] In the 2001 film The Body, Antonio Banderas plays Father Matt Gutierrez, a Jesuit priest sent by the Vatican to investigate the alleged bones of Jesus. Despite the confidence Vatican officials express, Father Matt feels unqualified for this critical task.... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 23, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Afghanistan-900] A U.S. Air Force airman prepares to guide a C-130J Super Hercules onto a taxiway as it leaves on a night mission from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Feb. 22, 2016. Today and every day, we are praying for our brave... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Mark Robinowitz, respected by Mike Ruppert, comes in at 30:00 talking about the election It's Official: Canadian Bank Depositors Are Now At Risk Of Bail-Ins Belgium Cancels All Air, Rail Traffic Into/ Out Of Brussels; Military Deployed Climate Scientist Makes Dire Warning About Sea Level Rise Carbon emissions highest in 66 million years, since dinosaur age Israel's Cellebrite Revealed As Company Helping FBI Hack iPhone Encryption Coal Isn’t Just Bad For The Air. It’s A Huge Water Waster. *Drillers Can't Replace Lost Output as $100 Oil Inheritance Spent - Bloomb...more »

This Is Our Realm

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - This is rightfully our world to peacefully dwell in, no matter what physical, spiritual or dimensional energies assail us. The post This Is Our Realm appeared first on Waking Times.

LHC: some new weak deviations from the Standard Model

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
ATLAS and CMS have released lots of papers in recent days. I will very briefly mention a few ATLAS graphs you may find interesting. In a search for \(ZZ\to\ell\ell qq \) resonances, Figure 4 shows a 2-sigma (locally) spread excess for \(m_H\sim 950\GeV\). Between \(450\GeV\) and \(750\GeV\), there is a comparably strong *deficit*. In a search for a CP-odd Higgs decaying as \(A\to Zh\to Zb \bar b\), you may see a 2-sigma excess on Figure 8 for \(m_A \sim 500\GeV\) and perhaps \(m_A\sim 280\GeV\), too. When they searched for heavy boosted top quarks, they saw signs of a more th... more »

The Simplest Reason to Support Bernie Sanders

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
I do not support Bernie Sanders for President because he will be able to accomplish even a fraction of the legislative agenda that he has already laid out. I am sadly realistic enough to know that fossil energy interests and Wall Street banksters will continue to control the U. S. House and Senate. Anyone who has read the science on global warming knows that we cannot wait for elections to decide our course of action to save the planet from greed, arrogance, and stupidity. My reasons, then, for supporting Sanders are based on what I believe to be his commitment to life, rather th... more »

Trump Can't Talk Policy So He Discusses His Deformed Penis With The Washington Post

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Months ago we wrote about an analysis of Trump's vocabulary shows that he's speaking at a 4th grade level-- which, I'm afraid to say-- helps explain the affinity of many of his fans and the emotionally childish reactions they express at his rallies. But it isn't only the vocabulary that aims low. The substance of his speeches-- stand-up routine is a better description-- are perfectly suited to the 4th grade vocabulary. There are observers who observed that he was faking it, a brilliant man strategically playing to an audience with few people with 3-digit IQs. The transcript from ... more »

Witnesses Describe Blood, Dust and Chaos in Brussels Attacks

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: People bring flowers and candles to mourn for the victims at Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing and wounding scores of people, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- More than two dozen people were killed Tuesday when bombs exploded in Belgium’s capital -- two at the main international airport and one on a downtown subway train near European Union headquarters. Witne... more »

The Enduring Image of Obama and Mass Murderer Che Guevara

John Zmirak at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obama Che] President Obama's visit to Cuba is many things to many people. To the far-left in America, it is a victory dance on the grave of Cold War anti-Communism, which once embraced the likes of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson... more »

Pope Leads Crowd in Silent Prayer for Brussels Attacks Dead

FRANCES D'EMILIO at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Wednesday called for “unanimous condemnation” of extremist attacks in Brussels and elsewhere and urged prayers to convert hearts “blinded by cruel fundamentalism.” At the end of his weekly public audience, the pontiff led... more »

The 2016 Budget

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
Reaction to yesterday's budget has been predictable. On the Right, Andrew Coyne writes that the budget is "one for the 1970's to address problems from the 1980's." On the Left, Andrew Jackson -- of the Broadbent Institute -- writes, "The Budget reinvests significantly and appropriately in many important programs broadly in line with the promises made in the Liberal platform." And former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page writes that the budget announces "big policy initiatives," but is "short on fiscal prudence." Page admits that some of the big promises have been kept. But h... more »

Top U.S. General: Military Has Serious Readiness Problems

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Dunford: Military Has Significant Readiness Problem Across the Board* Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers Tuesday that the United States military currently is not prepared or capable across all the service branches of addressing the threats facing the country. Dunford gave his assessment of the military’s readiness while testifying before the House Armed Services Committee alongside Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the fiscal year 2017 proposed defense budget. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Texas), chair of the committee,... more »

What Does A Military Designation Mean

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *How the U.S. Military Comes up with Designations for Its Missiles, Rockets, and Drones* Alphanumeric jumbles like AIM-9X may seem like gibberish or backronyms, but they actually pack in a ton of valuable information. ​ The U.S. military's rockets and missiles and drones have their popular names that you're familiar with—the Sidewinder, the Minuteman III, Trident II, etc. But their alphanumeric designations (AIM-9, LGM-30G, UGM-133A, respectively), are a little harder to wrap your head or your tongue around. They might seem utterly impenetrable, but they're ac... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*How ISIS came to CA* The FBI confirmed Thursday that a Nov. 4, 2015, attack at the University of California, Merced was inspired by the Islamic State group. Faisal Mohammad, 18, wounded four students in a knife attack before a campus police officer shot and killed him. Federal authorities now say Mohammad had ISIS propaganda on his laptop and other evidence proving he frequented the Islamic terrorists’ websites, the Associated Press reported. Law enforcement agencies initially said Mohammad’s attack was not terror-related despite the fact that he was found with an ISIS flag and a... more »

Remembering Col. Avery Kay The Father Of The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Zachary Cohen, CNN*: *Remembering the father of the A-10 Warthog* (CNN)The unmistakable roar of the A-10's powerful engines echoed throughout Arlington National Cemetery this month as four aircraft saluted retired Col. Avery Kay for the last time with a rare flyover of the historic burial site. Kay, 96, died on October 29 and was buried with full military honors. A highly decorated navigator who led some of the most dangerous bombing raids against Germany during World War II, Kay was also credited with launching the concept of the A-10 Thunderbolt, better known as the Warthog. D... more »

The Pentagon Has An Emergency Plan In The Event That The F-35 Program Is A Flop

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
F-35 and F-22. Photo from Military Photos And Photoshops *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *The Pentagon's Emergency Plan If the F-35 Doesn't Work* The United States government has sunk billions into the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The program is set to cost taxpayers almost $400 billion to develop and build 2,443 of the stealthy new jets for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. To ensure that the program is all but unkillable, Lockheed spread the work on the program around the country and around the globe. Indeed, the program brags about its economic impact... more »

He Is Risen Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
I love Easter. The spring flowers are just starting to come in, the sun is coming out again and we get to celebrate outside for the first time in a long time. While we do Easter Egg Hunts and baskets, I also want my children to know why we celebrate Easter in the first place, so I think it is important to have reminders like this printable around the house. Download it below. The printable prints on an 8.5x11 piece of paper and then has a border for you to trim down so it easily fits in an 8x10 frame. Printables in this post are for personal use and available to subscribers ... more »

Hostile Intent: Civilian Casualties and the Politics of Killing

Tom Gregory at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
The expectation that civilians should be protected from the worst excesses of war is traditionally viewed as a moral or legal restraint, moderating the kind of violence that can be inflicted on the battlefield. But the shift towards counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq and its emphasis on population-centric warfare called for a radical rethink in how civilian […]


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*The BS never stops: "New York and London could be underwater within DECADES"* *And pigs might fly. It's all just theory -- and all Warmist prophecy has been wrong to date so this will be too. Note that even Michael Mann does not believe this oneAnd the theory is extreme. It starts out: "Researchers claim the initial melting of the great ice sheets will put a cap of relatively fresh water on the ocean surfaces near Antarctica and Greenland"Maybe so but where is there any evidence of "melting of the great ice sheets"? It hasn't happened and Antarctic ice is in fact growi... more »

4 Signs the Brussels Terror Attacks Timed to Support the New World Order Agenda

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Makia Freeman* - The timing of the latest EU terror is awfully convenient for our overlords. The post 4 Signs the Brussels Terror Attacks Timed to Support the New World Order Agenda appeared first on Waking Times.

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