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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

27 March - Blogs I'm Following

10:34pm MDST

FBI To Interview Hillary Clinton Over Email Scandal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 minutes ago
The FBI have announced plans to set-up formal interviews in their investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, and have said that they intend to interview Hillary herself very soon. Federal prosecutors will begin interviewing Clinton’s longtime and closest aids, before moving onto Clinton herself. Latimes.com reports: No dates have been set for questioning the advisors, but a federal prosecutor in recent weeks has called their lawyers to alert them that he would soon be doing so, the sources said. Prosecutors also are expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself, thoug... more »

Police Arrest Man For Creating Parody Facebook Profile

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 31 minutes ago
A man from Ohio has been arrested for creating a parody Facebook page purporting to be “The City of Parma Police Department”. The Cleveland police department made the arrest, charging him with “disrupting public services”. Americanintelligencereport.com reports: “The Parma Police Department would like to warn the public that a fake Parma Police Facebook page has been created. This matter is currently being investigated by the Parma Police Department and Facebook. This is the Parma Police Department’s official Facebook page. The public should disregard any and all information posted ... more »

Peter King Vows To Support Trump-- Time To Vow To Remove King From Office

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
*Peter King should retire* DuWayne Gregory is the presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature. In 2010, New York redistricting moved Peter King's Nassau County district significantly east into Suffolk County, and a significantly bluer part of Suffolk County at that. King is a longtime political ally of Steve Israel and the DCCC has never challenged King and has discouraged local Democrats who have. After graduating from college, DuWayne, who enlisted in the Army and earned airborne jump wings, isn't intimidated by a gaggle of political hacks in Washington. The newly-drawn se... more »

Drone Footage of Oil Spilling Wreck off N Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 49 minutes ago
Excellent work, whoever did this. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

The Islamic State's Network Is Wider In Europe Than Previously Thought (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Terror Network’s Web Sprawls Beyond Brussels and Paris* Multiple recent arrests suggest a wider Islamic State presence in Europe than previously thought A pan-European effort to crack the Islamic State network behind the Paris and Brussels attacks is yielding an unsettling discovery—a web of interlocking terror cells whose dimensions authorities say they are still trying to grasp. European authorities said they suspect that several men detained in a number of countries over the Easter weekend all had connections to perpetrators of the deadly attacks. This... more »

FBI Will Be Interviewing Hillary Clinton On Her Private Email Server

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*L.A. Times*: *Clinton email probe enters new phase as FBI interviews loom* Federal prosecutors investigating the possible mishandling of classified materials on Hillary Clinton’s private email server have begun the process of setting up formal interviews with some of her longtime and closest aides, according to two people familiar with the probe, an indication that the inquiry is moving into its final phases. Those interviews and the final review of the case, however, could still take many weeks, all but guaranteeing that the investigation will continue to dog Clinton’s president... more »

Liam Neeson reads WB Yeats' Easter 1916 | RTÉ

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Title: Liam Neeson reads WB Yeats' Easter 1916 | RTÉ. Source: RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA. Date Published: March 18, 2016. *

President Obama's Legacy: Gun Control For Honest Citizens And Honourable Veterans, But Not Rogue Dictators, Religious Terrorists, And Genocidal Regimes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*An excerpt from, "President Obama's Lesser-Known Legacy: "Arms Dealer in Chief"" By Owen B. McCormack, Truthout, March 23, 2016: * Ironically, amid all of the sanctimonious finger-pointing, a critical detail has gone relatively unnoticed: *President Obama has discreetly brokered and authorized the sale of more arms to foreign governments than any other US president since World War II. *How has such a critical detail gone relatively unnoticed by media seemingly fixated on the United States’ “culture of violence”? . . *Arms are purchased by an array of “politically stable” governme... more »

Breakthrough Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Could Succeed Where the VA Has Failed

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Monoplace chamber for clinical hyperbaric oxygen treatment.] Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered astronomical rates of traumatic brain injury, but a new breakthrough treatment could put an end to toxic drug cocktails and bring about remarkable recovery. Although the treatment is somewhat experimental, testimonials from veterans... more »

Russia's Syrian Air War Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© TASS *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *What Withdrawal? Russia's Syrian Air War Continues.* Russian air operations over Syria are continuing at a somewhat reduced pace even as the Kremlin says it is withdrawing its main forces from the region. The Russian air force conducted forty-one sorties in support of the Syrian army’s offensive to retake Palmyra between March 20 and March 23. According to Moscow-based TASS—which cites the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Sides in Syria—Russian aircraft struck 146 targets during the battle. Syrian president Bashar al-Assa... more »

Migrants’ Protest at Camp in Idomeni, Greece Fizzles Out

COSTAS KANTOURIS at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: A migrant holds a banner during a protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, March 27, 2016. A split appears to have developed among the groups of migrants at the Idomeni border encampment, with Greek riot police who, so far, have used only their shields to protect the border.] IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- A protest by hundreds of migrants, egged on by activists to demand that the border between Greece and Macedonia be opened, passed without any serious incidents on Sunday. However, it e... more »

Here’s What Each Presidential Candidate Wants to Do About ISIS

Russ Read at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: 1ISIS-nytn-videoSixteenByNine1050] The Islamic State has been a hot button issue in the 2016 election as U.S. voters have prioritized national security concerns. In a Pew research poll conducted in January, Americans for the first time in five years said that combating... more »

When Does Paul Ryan Start Working On His Acceptance Speech?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
It's become pretty clear since we first started reporting about it in December that "the Republican Establishment" wants to hand Paul Ryan the presidential nomination on the same model silver platter Debbie Wasserman Schultz is using to hand it to Hillary. "Hey," GOP establishmentarians can say, "Paul was already vetted when he ran for VP in 2012." Ryan, feigning the exact same kind of reluctance he used when he was plotting to take over the speakership, has been doing everything he can do to guarantee a deadlocked convention that will have "no choice" but to turn to him. Ryan and... more »

Shi'ite Leader Moqtada al-Sadr Leads Protest In Iraq's Green Zone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr speaks during a sit-in at the gates of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone March 27, 2016. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo) *Reuters*: *Iraq's Sadr begins sit-in inside Green Zone to push for reforms* Powerful Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim leader Moqtada al-Sadr entered Baghdad's Green Zone, the heavily-fortified center of the capital housing government buildings and embassies, on Sunday to keep up pressure on the government to enact reforms. Thousands of Sadr's supporters began a sit-in at the district's gates more than a week ago and continued to camp ... more »

CIA Backed Syrian Militias Are Waging War Against Pentagon Backed Syrian Militias

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA* Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border, highlighting how little control U.S. intelligence officers and military planners have over the groups they have financed and trained in the bitter five-year-old civil war. The fighting has intensified over the last two months, as CIA-armed units and Pentagon-armed ones have repeatedly shot at each other while maneuvering through... more »

Ideas That Are Killing Humanity — And the Case for Life

Richard Weikart at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel] Zoos with humans on display; an academic who wishes publicly that 90 percent of humans would perish from ebola; suicide tourists; "after-birth abortions" -- what is the world coming to? In a new book, The Death of Humanity: And the... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002 (Pamela and Randy Copus), “Oceans of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002 (Pamela and Randy Copus), “Oceans of Life” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, making it one of the most massive stars known. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the featured image. *Click image for larger size.* Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity not from a single star but from three at least. Component stars would still remain near 100 solar ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Moments of Being”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Moments of Being”* by Chet Raymo “A passage from the "Pensees" of Teilhard de Chardin: "Though the phenomena of the lower world remain the same- the material determinisms, the vicissitudes of chance, the laws of labor, the agitations of men, the footfalls of death- he who dares to believe reaches a sphere of created reality in which things, while retaining their habitual texture, seem to be made out of a different substance. Everything remains the same so far as phenomena are concerned, but at the same time everything become luminous, animated, loving..." Whatever we think of Te... more »

The Poet: Shel Silverstein, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Where the Sidewalk Ends” * "There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in the peppermint wind. Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And watch where the chalk-white arrows go To the place where the sidewalk ends. Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And we'll g... more »

Flying Saucer

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Passaic, New Jersey 1952 The Friendship Case

Video: Syrian Army Retakes Ancient City Of Palmyra From ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Syrian government troops have retaken and established full control of the ancient city of Palmyra from that hands of ISIS Military sources said that after days of heavy fighting and with the backing of Russian airstrikes, the army is in full control of Palmyra, both the ancient site and the residential neighborhoods President Bashar al-Assad hailed the recapture of Palmyra from the Islamic State as an “important achievement” in the “war on terrorism”. President Assad said the recapture of Palmyra showed the success of the army’s strategy. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulat... more »

Former CIA Agent: Yugoslavia Take Down Was Staged and False

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
* WebTribune published their interview with former CIA agent Robert Baer during his promotion tour in Quebec for his book “Secrets of the White House” in late 2015.* Robert Baer, a former CIA officer, has authored many books which disclosed the secrets of both the CIA and the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He has been arrested and detained several times. Mitt Waspurh, a personal friend who worked at the Senate and shared information was killed at gunpoint. As a senior CIA operative, Baer worked in Yugoslavia during the 1991-94 period and in the Middle East. He... more »

A Look Inside the Grass Roots Race to Reforest the Planet

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - The role that you want to play in reforesting our planet is up to you.

Photos Western Shoshone on Sacred Peace Walk to Nevada Test Site

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Photos Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone Photos by Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone Sacred Peace Walk to Nevada Test Site Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Walking in prayer, the Sacred Peace Walk began at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas and continued through traditional Western Shoshone homelands to the Nuclear Test site. "The

Federally Run Schools for Native American Children Are Worst in America. Here’s How to Fix That.

Lindsey Burke at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the 2016 Legislative Forecast Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Phoenix, Arizona.] Congress could soon find itself with a chance to radically improve the lives of thousands of children currently trapped in crumbling and failing schools now that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has proposed the Native American Educational Opportunity Act. The proposal would...more »

Guest Post: Dr. Jill Stein: A failing grade for Obama's Education pick

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*“Public education is another example where there has been a complete scam [regarding privatization]—charter schools are not better than public schools—and in many cases they are far worse. They cherry-pick their students so they can show better test scores. The treasure of our public schools system has been assaulted by the process of privatization.” — Dr. Jill Stein* [image: Dr. Jill Stein: A failing grade for Obama's Education pick] Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President, has consistently articulated the best public education platform of all the candidates. Her bas... more »

King of Jordan Says Turkey Is Responsible For ISIS Terror In Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Jordan’s King Abdullah has said that he believes Turkey is responsible for deliberately orchestrating the recent terrorist events in Europe, saying that Erdogan perpetuated Sunni extremism and sent ISIS militants to Europe. The King also accused Israel of allowing al-Nusra to operate on its borders to counter Hezbollah. Zerohedge.com reports: On Friday, we learn that Abdullah met with US lawmakers in secret during the week of January 11 and disclosed that British SAS forces as well as Jordanian soldiers had been on the ground fighting ISIS in Libya since at least the beginning of t... more »

George Carlin Questions 9/11 Investigation: “It Cannot Be Trusted”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A video has emerged showing comic legend George Carlin openly saying that he questions the U.S. government’s official account of the 9/11 attacks. During a book signing event in October 2007, Carlin, when questioned on whether or not he believed the official investigation of the 9/11 attacks, said: “I always question the received reality, the consensus reality is often intentionally misleading.” Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: When the interviewer then naively asked him if he supported a new investigation of 9/11, the politically savvy Carlin explained that the government would ... more »

Robert De Niro Forced To Pull Anti-vaccine Film From Festival

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Robert De Niro has been forced to pull a controversial anti-vaccine film from the Tribeca Film Festival – following condemnation from Big Pharma groups. The long-anticipated documentary film VAXXED – From Cover-Up to Catastrophe was scheduled to be shown at the film festival following its censorship elsewhere due to its claim that vaccines cause autism. De Niro had originally defended his decision to screen the documentary, saying that as his own son has autism he felt it was vitally important that the issues surrounding vaccines and autism were openly discussed and examined. Natura...more »

Israel Approves New Law To Punish Palestinian ‘Terrorists’ Under Age Of 14

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Israel have approved a new law proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked which will allow Palestinian kids under the age of 14 to be imprisoned. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked had originally proposed the bill following an aggressive campaign to charge a 13-year-old Palestinian boy with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two Jewish Israelis. “Unfortunately, terror does not have an age, and today there are no punishments matching the cruel reality we face,” she said. “In order to create a deterrent and a change in the reality, we must make the necessary changes.” Jpost.com repo... more »

Israel Seize 580 Acres Of Palestinian Land In West Bank

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Israel have seized one of the largest Palestinian land plots in the West Bank, taking control of over 580 acres of land in an area south of Jericho. The anti-settlement NGO Peace Now say that Israel plan to expand nearby Jewish settlements and build tourist and commercial related facilities in the area soon. “Instead of trying to clam the situation, the government is adding fuel to the fire and sending a clear message to Palestinians, as well as to Israelis, that it has no intention to work towards peace and two states,” they said. Aljazeera.com reports: Photos of a de facto Israel... more »

United Nations Mural Shows New World Order Coming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The following video examines the United Nations (UN) mural that contains imagery that suggests a New World Order is coming. The mural is a feature of the Security Council Chamber, and shows a large a mural painted by Norwegian artist Per Krogh The UN explains that: “It depicts a phoenix rising from its ashes, as a symbol of the world being rebuilt after the Second World War. Above the dark sinister colours at the bottom different images in bright colours symbolizing the hope for a better future are depicted. Equality is symbolized by a group of people weighing out grain for all to ... more »

Two Belgian Nuclear Power Plant Employees Join ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Two workers from a Belgian nuclear power plant fled the country to join ISIS two years ago, security services have confirmed. Belgian authorities say they are fearful that other employees at the nuclear facility may have also joined ISIS, fuelling rumors that ISIS may be about to launch a nuclear attack in the country. Dailymail.co.uk reports: One of the men, reportedly known as Ilyass Boughalab, is believed to have been killed in Syria, while the second served a short prison sentence in Belgium for terror-related offences in 2014. With an extensive understanding of nuclear facilit... more »

Anonymous Investigate Arizona Election Fraud, “Sanders Was Hacked”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Hacktivist group Anonymous have launched their own official investigation into claims of Arizona election fraud committed by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Claims of election fraud began circulating last Tuesday when thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters were prevented from voting for Sanders due to their votes mysteriously being changed from Democratic to Independent. Anonymous have issued a press release saying that the abnormally low vote total may be the result of Clinton’s campaign hacking the sanders campaign voter database. In their preliminary report, anonymous say: Anonymo...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Ozark, Missouri, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Things Are Getting Interesting In The U.S. Democrat Presidential Nomination Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Politico*: *Sanders romps in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii* The sweep of three states offers the senator a chance to gain ground against Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders swept all three Democratic caucuses Saturday — scoring victories in Hawaii, Alaska and delegate-rich Washington state. While the underdog’s West Coast wins are not nearly enough to trip up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's path to the nomination, Sanders' wide margin of victory provides his campaign with a burst of momentum heading into a 10-day break before the next primary contest. The Vermont senator's ... more »

Bernie Sanders Prepares To Take Down Hillary In Her Home State

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has won five of the last six Democratic presidential contests and after last nights overwhelming defeat of his rival, is now preparing to follow through with a knock-down punch at a showdown in Hillary Clinton’s home state. Everyone is getting to #feelthebern, including Hillary Clinton, from an energized revolutionary who has started a political revolution across America, a land that he believes belongs to the people and not some entity, corporate or otherwise. The Telegraph reports: Mr Sander’s routs in Alaska, Washington State and Hawaii have dented Mrs Clinton’s ar... more »

Bernie Sanders Vows To Completely Reverse US Middle East Policy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has vowed to completely reverse current U.S. policy in the Middle East if he is elected President – promising to focus on improving relations with the Palestinian people by giving them the same rights as Israeli’s. In an historic speech in Utah, Senator Sanders said he will work closely with the likes of Russia and Iran in trying to find a peaceful way of stabilizing the Middle East. Intifada-palestine.com reports: We call the speech “historic” for many reasons. It is the first time, as far as we remember, that a US presidential contender has t... more »

Riot Police Clash With Far Right ‘Fascists’ At Brussels Shrine

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Belgian riot police used water cannon on shaven headed right wing protestors at a temporary shrine honoring the victims of the Brussels attacks. Hundreds of people had assembled at the Place de la Bourse to peacefully remember the 31 victims of Tuesday’s terror attacks, when hundreds of men, some wearing masks and balaclavas, barged to the centre and hijacked the peaceful rally. Some members of the group were seen making Nazi salutes confronting ethnic minority groups and throwing flares. Skinheads reportedly turned up “in force” and started a major confrontation with the peace prot... more »

Here’s Exactly How the Military Could Lower Standards for Women in Combat

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Two recruits in the 4th Recruit Training Battalion climb a Confidence Course obstacle Nov. 18, 2015. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help Marine Corps recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges.] Since Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in December that all combat positions must open up to women across the services, military officials have insisted standards for mental and physical fitness will not lower to accommodate women, but countless experts and... more »

GOP Legislator Proposes Bill Abolishing BLM’s Law Enforcing Powers

Chris White at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Does Conservative Jason Chaffetz Have a Shot at Beating Establishment Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker?] Republican representative Jason Chaffetz introduced legislation that rips public land policing responsibilities from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service officials and hands it to local sheriffs. The bill, titled "Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act," has created angst among... more »

Donald Trump: If President He Will Cut-Off Oil Purchases From Saudi Arabia If They Do Not Provide Troops To Fight The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015. REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER *The Guardian:* *Trump tells NYT he would consider halting purchase of oil from Saudi Arabia* Republican frontrunner said if elected he would end the arrangement unless Saudi Arabia provided troops to fight Islamic State Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said he would consider stopping US oil purchases from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies unless the Saudi government provide troop... more »

Mastermind Behind Paris and Brussels Attacks Likely to Get Out By Age 50

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Salah Abdeslam, Paris Terror Attacks, Paris Attacks, Brussels, Molenbeek] The Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks have killed a combined 161 people, but the man believed to have planned both attacks, Salah Abdeslam, will likely spend a majority of the rest of his life in freedom. Other suspects may be... more »

China Literally Doubles Down on Nuclear Power

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear Energy, Smoke Stack, Electricity] China will literally double the amount of nuclear power it uses over the next five years. China's latest Five-Year Plan calls for 58 gigawatts of nuclear generating capacity in operation by 2020, up from the current capacity of roughly 27 gigawatts, according to World...more »

Pushy Parents Create Mess at Easter Egg Hunts

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Easter Egg Hunt, Children Running, Easter Eggs, Easter Egg Baskets] What’s supposed to be a cherished Easter tradition turned into a mess after pushy parents caused a scene at egg hunts over the weekend. Saturday’s event at the visitor center of candy company Pez in Orange, Connecticut, drew hundreds of people, some... more »

How Badly Out Of Touch With Their Constituents Are Democratic Members Of Congress?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Elected leaders in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii proved to be wildly out of synch with their Democratic constituents Saturday. I wonder if any of them are wondering how their own careers are jeopardized by the overwhelming rejection of their candidates and the establishment. A staffer for Senator Brian Schatz, a policy liberal who endorses strictly establishment candidates, told me while the votes were being counted that Schatz had backed Hillary, at least in part, because he is related to Madeline "Place in Hell" Albright, a rabid, unhinged Clinton supporter. But Schatz, who's #1... more »

Does The London Underground Harbor A New Subspecies of Mosquito?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A research paper from 1999 says a unique species of mosquito lives and has evolved in the London Underground over many generations Geobeats News reports: The London Underground just might have its own distinct subspecies of mosquito. At least that’s the theory posited by a study published in the journal Heredity. The tube-dwelling mosquito, named Culex pipiens molestus, is believed to have evolved separately from its surface-dwelling relatives due to the small but distinct physical barrier between each group. If verified, the evolution of the subway mosquito would qualify as an examp...more »

Video Shows Family Being Held At Gunpoint At Area 51

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A recently posted video shows a family being held at gunpoint after knowingly entering into the Area 51 ‘UFO base’ in Nevada. There are many unanswered questions about the alleged UFO base, and the numerous warning signs as you approach it suggest the government do not want those questions to be answered. The signs tell the public to “KEEP OFF” and ground sensors leading up the base alert the military in the event that anybody gets close. Open Minds reports: A recently posted video shows a family being held at gunpoint after crossing the warning signs. Guards quickly swooped in seco... more »

Taliban Suicide Bomber Targets Christians At Easter, Kills 65 In Lahore

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A suicide bomber belonging to the militant Taliban group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar carried out a massacre at a park in Lahore, eastern Pakistan on Easter Sunday, deliberately targeting Christians. More Than 60 Killed In Pakistan Park Bombing |rferl| https://t.co/lYGPNNWlQY — Ferey (@Ferey) 27 March 2016 Sunday Express reports: The park was particularly busy on Sunday evening due to the Easter holiday weekend. Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for the attack and said they specifically targeted Pakistan’s Christian minority. Speaking on behalf of the sick jihadis... more »

Scientology ‘Life Coach’ Got 3 Years Hard Labour For Lesbian Kiss

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A former female Scientology life coach claims she was put in a secret labor camp by the Church for the crimes of fancying another Scientology girl and stealing a kiss from her. The former top Scientologist, who worked with Tom Cruise’s and John Travolta’s children, says she managed to escape the Church by downing a bottle of bleach The Daily Mail reports: Nora Crest, Nora Sova at the time, was a friend of the stars and worked at Los Angeles Celebrity Centre, building up a close rapport with Cruise’s kids and Travolta. She helped work through their Scientology courses and acted as a ... more »

“Google Upgrades Warnings to Alert Users to When Big Brother is Watching”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Google Upgrades Warnings to Alert Users to When Big Brother is Watching”* by RT “Google will display a full-page warning if state-backed attackers attempt to access a user’s Gmail account or computer, the company announced. The move comes after Google backed Apple in fighting the FBI’s effort to force it to crack a terrorist’s iPhone. Google has enhanced the visibility of its state-sponsored attack warning, expanding it to cover the whole page. *Click image for larger size.* “Today, we’re launching a new, full-page warning with instructions about how these users can stay safe. They... more »

"Problems? Putting Things In Perspective..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*Even more profoundly...* "If This Doesn't Make You Feel Small, Nothing Will..." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHA3SXBONss

"How It Really Better Not Be"

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

Belgian Riot Police Clash With Hundreds of Anti-Islamic Protesters

LORNE COOK & RAF CASERT at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Right wing demonstrators protest at a memorial site at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels, Sunday, March 27, 2016. In a sign of the tensions in the Belgian capital and the way security services are stretched across the country, Belgium's interior minister appealed to residents not to march Sunday in Brussels in solidarity with the victims.] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian riot police clashed Sunday with hundreds of right-wing hooligans at a temporary shrine honoring victims of the Brussels suicide bombings, as investigators launched fresh anti-terror raids, taking four more people i... more »

Russia Signals Interest in Warming Ties With Turkey- Russians & the Turkish Riviera

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
Came across this news item yesterday, but waited until today to post it. Despite it being a breach of my two day break! So, I enforced a one day break anyway ;) Readers here may recall my mentioning these sanctions were not as far reaching or damage imposing as something the US could and has imposed on nation after nation.* For the simple reason that Russia would/could not cut off it's nose to spite it's own face. The US has that luxury. Russia not so much. Flashback: Russia sanctions Turkey? Smoke & Mirrors. Turkey to get very wintery blast* *Turkey remains an important tradi...more »

Donald Trump Advocates An 'America First' Foreign Policy, And That America's Allies Must Pay The U.S. For Protection

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leads the news media on a tour of the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/JIM BOURG *Boston Globe/New York Times*: *Trump proposes putting US first unless allies pay* Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, said that if elected, he might halt purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies unless they commit ground troops to the fight against the Islamic State or “substantially reimburse” the U... more »

Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park - BBC News - Unclear who target was!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
This BBC report on the latest Islamist terrorist attrocity, this time in Lahore, is still linked to from the BBC news home page via a link entitled 'Unclear who target was'. This is odd as this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35908291 clearly says: '"We claim responsibility for the attack on Christians as they were celebrating Easter," spokesperson Ehansullah Ehsan told Pakistan's Express Tribune.' Unclear? Only if you're trying to give cover to Islamists.

Tony Blair: Islam Is Incompatible With Modern World

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Former British Prime Minister and Peace Envoy to the Middle East, Tony Blair, has said that millions of Muslims hold a viewpoint that is “fundamentally incompatible with the modern world.” In an interview he predicted bigger and more terrifying attacks from ISIL than the ones carried out in Brussels this week, and a need to revisit Iraq and the region to directly confront the Islamic State terrorists on the ground. Most leaders of the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL with their defiant extreme ideologies had at some point been guests at one of the western coalition forces’ notorious prison ... more »

Donald Trump: If President I Will Consider Stopping Saudi Imports

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
GOP front-runner Donald Trump said he “would consider” halting all American purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia unless the Saudi government starts providing military troops to combat ISIS Reuters reports: Trump’s comment on Friday was included in a lengthy foreign policy interview published by the newspaper on Saturday and came in response to a question about whether, if elected president, he would halt oil purchases from U.S. allies unless they provided on-the-ground forces against Islamic State. “The answer is, probably yes,” Trump said, according to a transcript. Trump has said the... more »

Mexican Citizens Burn Giant Effigies Of Donald Trump For Easter

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Burning effigies that represent Judas Iscariot is part of a Mexican Holy Week tradition, but this year villages celebrated the Easter ritual by burning effigies of Donald Trump! Trumps anti-immigrant views have sparked outrage in many Central and South American countries SBS reports: In Mexico City’s poor La Merced neighbourhood, hundreds of cheering residents yelled “death” and various insults late on Saturday as they watched the explosion of the grinning papier-mache mock-up of the real estate tycoon, replete with blue blazer, red tie and his trademark tuft of blond hair. Media re... more »

The Day of the Bird

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Just a fast Easter post before I make dinner: Yesterday marked the first time Bernie could claim a clean sweep on a caucus or primary day. Naturally, Hillarybots are going to sneer and say that the noncontiguous states only have 55 delegates. But the fact remains it's a clean sweep for Sanders. Hillary had her redneck states, now it's the Day of the Bird. And the only chance Clinton has of pulling this out is if the stupendously corrupt super delegate system ignores the voice of the people and gives her the nomination in Philadelphia. Off to make dinner now. Happy Flyi... more »

U.S. Spies in North Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Reporter Matthew Cole discusses his piece for *The Intercept* headlined The Pentagon’s Missionary Spies: U.S. Military Used Christian NGO as Front for North Korea Espionage. The article looks into U.S. efforts to penetrate North Korea by NGO's like the Humanitarian International Services Group which was funded through a highly classified Defense Department program.

Heinz Ketchup No Longer Legally “Ketchup” In Israel

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Heinz is no longer to officially considered to be ‘ketchup’ in Israel. Israel’s Health Ministry ruled in 2015 that the brand product did not contain enough “tomato solids” to be labeled as ketchup in Israeli stores and was relegated to the title “tomato seasoning” The Times Of Israel reports: The ruling was the result of a lobbying campaign by Israeli food manufacturer Osem, which produces a large portion of the ketchup consumed in Israel. Israelis have long complained that local monopolies distort the economy, and especially the food market, leading to high prices on products like ... more »

Ron Howard Admits Moon Landing Was Staged In Film Studio

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
For decades, people have debated whether the 1969 Apollo moon landing was real or fake. One of the most persistent theories is that we have never gone to the moon, but instead that the entire thing was filmed on a sound stage. While varying degrees of this myth have existed over time, a few key points to the alleged version of events stays the same: 1.) We never landed on the moon. 2.) The US Government needed to do something to shore up global support as well as to show Russia where we stood as a global power 3.) A plan was devised to fake the moon landing (insert offshoot about St...more »

Donald Trump: Saudi Arabia ‘Would Not Exist Without US Protection’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump claims that Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states should pay protection money to the U.S. for their military support against the Islamic State. He said that the US could stop purchasing their oil unless they reimbursed Washington for its military efforts against ISIS or send ground troops to join the fight. The Republican front-runner for the White House gave a foreign policy interview to the New York Times, saying US presidents should have “gone to the beach” instead of meddling in the Middle East. Talking about Saudi Arabia being under the ... more »

Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” A Bestseller In Germany – Again.

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Adolf Hitler’s manifesto, Mein Kampf, is now a besteller in Germany again. While news stories of a plague of new xenophobic attacks in Germany have recently made headlines across the world, the publication of Hitler’s book (the first republication in Germany since WWII) – and it’s sudden rise to newfound fame (24,000 copies sold in under 2 months) – may not be such a bad thing when examined closer The Washington Post explains: Yet there’s no reason to think Hitler’s manifesto is to blame for the hostility toward refugees. For starters, the new “Mein Kampf” is hardly a neo-Nazi’s drea...more »

Reports of the Roswell Crash before Jesse Marcel's Revelation

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
Since this point comes up periodically, I thought it time to deal with it. There are those who suggest that there was nothing about a crash mentioned in the 1947 newspapers and other documentation. The claim is that no one was really talking about a crash until Stan Friedman and Bill Moore put the idea into the heads of the witnesses with their leading questions and their enthusiasm for the crashed saucer tales. Len Stringfield To refute this idea, we need to look at the rather sparse history of tales of the Roswell crash. Oh, and we’ll overlook the tales of the Aztec crash here, th... more »

March 27: Three topics today.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 hours ago
Today will be a mixed bag of where I get my news, a broad look at why the U.S. cannot make a real democracy out of Iran or any other part of the middle east, and a look at why the history we know makes it impossible for us to understand anything. First, my main sources. I'm still catching up on recording my list. But this gives a pretty good idea. 1. The Guardian (uk). Once the best English newspaper in the world, I find it to be on the decline in recent months. I suspect (but don't know) it has become vulnerable because it has the problem of most newspapers these days - declining... more »

"Very Much Afraid..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"In ordinary times we get along surprisingly well, on the whole, without ever discovering what our faith really is. If, now and again, this remote and academic problem is so unmannerly as to thrust its way into our minds, there are plenty of things we can do to drive the intruder away. We can get the car out or go to a party or to the cinema or read a detective story or have a row with a district council or write a letter to the papers about the habits of the nightjar or Shakespeare's use of nautical metaphor. Thus we build up a defense mechanism against self-questioning because, to... more »

Suicide Bomber Kills 70 In Pakistan Park

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Rescue workers move a body from the site of a blast outside a public park in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza *Reuters*: *Suicide bomber kills 65, mostly women and children in Pakistan park* A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people and injured more than 280 others, mostly women and children, at a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday, striking at the heart of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political base of Punjab. The blast occurred in the parking area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, a few feet away from children's swings. There was no immediate cl... more »

Missing Woman Found Alive 1,000 Miles From Home FORTY Years Later

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A missing woman and mother of three from Indiana who vanished in 1974 has been found. According to Yahoo News Lula Ann Gillespie-Miller who was 28 when she signed away her parental rights to her three children, including a newborn over to her parents, has been finally located in Texas: A letter her parents received was postmarked from Richmond, Indiana in 1975 and was the last time they heard from Gillespie-Miller. Gillespie-Miller thought she was too young for motherhood, she reportedly told her parents. For the next four decades, she was a missing person in the state of Indiana. A... more »

Syrian Army With Assistance From Russian Air Strikes Have Driven Out Islamic State Fighters From Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Islamic State driven out of Syria's ancient Palmyra city* Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support drove Islamic State out of Palmyra on Sunday, inflicting what the army called a "mortal blow" to militants who seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. The loss of Palmyra represents one of the biggest setbacks for the ultra-hardline Islamist group since it declared a caliphate in 2014 across large parts of Syria and Iraq. The army general command said that its forces took over the city with support from Russian and Syrian air stri... more »

Happy Easter!

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

German CO2 Emissions Rise In 2015

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.climatechangenews.com/2016/03/14/german-co2-emissions-rise-10-million-tonnes-in-2015/ The greenies don’t seem very happy about Germany at the moment! From Climate Home: Germany’s carbon dioxide emissions increased by an estimated 10 million tonnes from 2014 to 2015, in a blow to the country’s claims to climate leadership. Higher demand for heating oil and diesel, plus use […]

a brief thought on ghomeshi (yoko ono was right)

laura k at wmtc - 10 hours ago
In a country of 35 millionJian Ghomeshi: was known to be a sexual harasser and a sexual assailant; was employed by the CBC; remained employed by the CBC until public allegations and public outcry forced them to fire him. Jian Ghomeshi: is good-looking; was a popular radio personality; was immediately framed as a victim by media and members of the public who claimed not to understand why none of this had come to light earlier. Jian Ghomeshi: was the subject of 23 separate allegations of sexual harassment or assault; was arrested and charged with seven counts of sexual assault, and o... more »

Theology of Joy: Lisa Miller and Matt Croasmun

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Lisa Jane Miller is a professor, researcher and clinical psychologist, best known as a research scholar on spirituality in psychology. Miller has worked for two decades to integrate spirituality into mainstream research on mental health and wellness publishing over 85 empirical peer review article on spirituality and mental health in leading medical and psychology journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her work focuses on the spiritual awareness of children, adolescents and mothers,... more »

Scores Killed in Taliban Bombing at Park Crowded With Christians Celebrating Easter

ZARAR KHAN at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Pakistan Blast Easter 1459100821_173.57.93.201] ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed 65 people. Ahsanullah Ahsan, spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, told the... more »

Lawmakers Urge IRS, Justice Department to Return $29K Seized From Dairy Farmers

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Randy Sowers owns a dairy farm in Frederick, Md. In 2012, the IRS seized $63,000 from his bank account and alleged he made structuring violations. Sowers eventually settled with the government, forfeiting $29,500. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is now urging the IRS and Justice Department to return their money.] A bipartisan group of lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee is urging the Justice Department, Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to return money "inappropriately" seized by the IRS under civil asset forfeiture. Led by Oversight Subcommittee Ch... more »

BBC Radio Drama Gave Tips For Illegal Migrants In Somalia

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Breitbart reports http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/27/bbc-broadcast-radio-drama-in-somalia-giving-tips-for-illegal-migrants/ that: 'A BBC department that produced a radio drama giving practical tips to would-be migrants on how to cross from Somalia to Europe received nearly £90 million of British tax payers' money. The drama, broadcast to Somalia and Kenya at the height of the migrant crisis, featured one character advising a woman to travel only with small luggage to make the illegal crossing easier. Another character is later advised that "this current time is the best ... more »

Islamic State New Terror Focus Is On Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *How Isis laid out its plans to export chaos to Europe* Before the Paris attacks, leaders of the terror group gathered to hear its new strategy: spreading fear through European capitals Nine days before the Paris attacks, Islamic State leaders gathered in the Syrian town of Tabqah to talk about what was coming next for the terror organisation. Senior officials from across the so-called caliphate had made difficult journeys under constant fear of airstrikes to the small town west of Raqqa. In what marked a critical phase in the group’s evolution, there was to be a n... more »

Belgium Terror Suspect Shot And Arrested By Police Was Convicted For Helping The Al Qaeda/Taliban Assassinate Afghan Rebel Leader Massoud Two Days Before 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Belgian prosecutors said that Abderaman A. was shot in the leg at the tram stop in Schaerbeek because he was carrying a rucksack police believed contained a bomb *Daily Mail:* *Terror suspect shot and held by Brussels police 'had been jailed for seven years for helping Taliban assassinate Afghan leader two days before 9/11'* * Police arrested terror suspect Abderaman A. at a tram stop in Brussels * He was shot in leg as officers thought he was carrying a bomb in his bag * Now it has emerged he already spent seven years in jail for Afghan killing * Convicted of helping Taliban to a... more »

Homophobia Is A Bipartisan Disease, As We Just Saw Again-- This Time In North Carolina

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
I'll attribute it to bad staff work, but Friday night Rachel Maddow misled her audience into thinking the viciously anti-LGBT bill that the North Carolina legislature just passed, HB-2, was a strictly party-line vote. True, the leadership in both chambers of the legislature is Republican and true, the Republicans pushed this bill through from beginning to end. BUT, at least in the North Carolina *House*, the Republicans found 11 like-minded, bigoted Democrats to give them a hand. Maddow: "The Republicans in the legislature did this all in the space of 12 hours, with such a small ... more »

This is Theft - Wag the Dog Politics!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
I like her outrage - about time folks had higher expectations about how this country runs elections.

Did the Church ‘Replace’ the Jews?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Jews - 900] Students of church history know the sad fact that Holy Week was in past centuries often the occasion for anti-Jewish incidents, as Christians who spectacularly missed the point of the Passion narrative set out to “avenge” their own Redemption on...more »

EFN Asia 56, Conference 2014 in Hong Kong, part 1

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
The following are minutes and proceedings during the Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia Conference 2014, Hong Kong, on the theme, *“Liberalism: Promoting Growth, Reducing Inequality”, *November 2014. Major sponsors were the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), a liberal political foundation based in Germany, and the Lion Rock Institute (LRI), a free market think tank in Hong Kong. These notes were made by *Karthik Chandra* of the Foundation for Democratic Reforms, INDIA. The 25-pages notes are posted in http://efnasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/EFN-Asia-2014-Confer... more »

Belgian official says he'd 'kill each and every Jew' per The Times of Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
'A Belgian municipal security officer is facing dismissal after saying he would kill "each and every Jew" during a debate on Facebook this past Friday. "The word Jew itself is dirty. If I were in Israel, frankly, I would do to the Jews what they do with the Palestinians — slaughter each and every one of them," wrote the officer... ' More here http://www.timesofisrael.com/belgian-officer-says-would-kill-each-and-every-jew but not a word on the institutionally anti Israel and pro Islamist BBC.

Representing Yourself At Trial

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
Conducting a trial is difficult and takes years of training and practice to do well. It is almost always best to have a lawyer acting for you should you be involved in a trial but sometimes that just is not possible. Legal aid does not fund every case and sometimes a lawyer's fee is simply unattainable. Recognizing that, people do go to court and represent themselves. In the event you do represent yourself, expect the judge to ask you (probably well before the trial date) if you are planning to get a lawyer – don't take that as an insult and feel free to let the judge know w... more »

Riding the ‘turnaround’ merry-go-round in the continuing assault on Philadelphia public schools: Part I

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! March 27, 2016 The Philadelphia School Reform Commission The assault on public schools in Philadelphia has entered a new phase. The roots of the current crisis go back to the 2001 state takeover of the Philadelphia School District, the dissolution of the local school board and the creation of the appointed five-member School Reform Commission. Over the next decade various attempts were made to privatize Philadelphia's public schools. When these plans did not achieve their goal, long-range five-year plans by Superintendents working wit... more »

Al Qaeda In Yemen Has Acquired 'Surface-To-Air Missiles'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
SA-7 anti-aircraft surface-to-air missiles for sale *The Independent:* *Yemen conflict: Al-Qaeda ‘used surface-to-air missile’ to bring down Emirati fighter jet* Exclusive: Terror group’s acquisition of sophisticated weaponry raises the stakes in the country’s bitter civil war, and causes consternation in Washington Al-Qaeda has acquired sophisticated surface-to-air missiles, The Independent has learned, which were used to shoot down an Emirati fighter jet in a dangerous escalation of the civil war raging in Yemen. A French-made Mirage jet, flying in the air force of the United A... more »

NATO's Top General Wants The U-2 To Be Deployed To Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Air Force *The Independent*: *Nato commander calls for return to service of U-2 spy plane to help conduct surveillance on a resurgent Russia* Exclusive: General Philip Breedlove said the iconic jet was among ‘additional intelligence collection platforms’ needed to effectively counter an increased threat posed by Moscow. The U-2 spy plane, one of the most emblematic aircraft of the Cold War, should return to Europe to conduct surveillance on a resurgent and aggressive Russia, a top American general has warned. General Philip Breedlove, the head of US forces in Europe and Nato’... more »

New SAS Unit On 24 Hour Standby In Wake Of Brussels Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Rotary Action *Express*: *REVEALED: New SAS squad to fly in and protect ANY town in UK if ISIS terrorists attack* TERROR attacks across Britain will be met by the wrath of a new airborne SAS reaction force on standby 24/7. Helicopters will fly members of the elite Special Forces regiment to scenes of attacks at a moment’s notice. If terrorists are at large, the heavily-armed soldiers will be sent in to trap and eliminate them on the direct order of Home Secretary Theresa May. News of the unit, which has been secretly rehearsing a variety of terror scenarios for months, emerges af... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* From the Who Said This Blog Is a Downer Department Hedge Funds Pumped Up Silicon Valley. Now They’re Pulling Out. America's Top Rogue Mercenary - Blackwater's Erik Prince Is Under Federal Investigation 13 striking photos that show how polluted China's water has become The US is targeting 'burner phones' in the wake of Europe's terrorist attacks Water Treatment Plant Hacked, Chemical Mix Changed for Tap Supplies Belgian nuclear guard shot and security access badge stolen 2 days after Brussels attacks Giant holes found in Siberia could be signs of a ticking cl...more »

Warmths of Higher Energetics imbue Hue-manity’s essence at this moment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Warmths of Higher Energetics imbue Hue-manity’s essence at this moment*by ÉirePort [image: gaia_energy1]Warmths of Higher Energetics imbue Hue-manity's essence at this moment. Freestyle collaborations form within, and without. Gaia patterns adjust to Cosmic Emergence. Forms of Light are made visible... to all. *ÉirePort* | March 27, 2016 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xT

King Of Jordan: Jordanian And Israeli Fighter Jets Confronted Russian War-planes Near The Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Members of the Royal Jordanian Air Force rushing to launch an F-16 Fighting Falcon, May 12, 2014. SSGT BRIGITTE N. BRANTLEY (US AIR FORCE/AFP/FILE) *Haaretz:* *Israeli and Jordanian Jets Confronted Russian Warplanes on Syrian Border, King Says* 'The Russians were shocked and understood they could not mess with us,' says Jordanian King Abdullah, adds that Jordan 'spoke on behalf of Israel' with Russia. Israeli and Jordanian fighter planes jointly confronted Russian air force jets over the southern Syrian border, according to a briefing by Jordan's King Abdullah to senior members of... more »

King Of Jordan: Turkey's Government Policy Is To Unleash ISIS Terrorists Into Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Jordan's king, Abdullah, and the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP) *The Independent*: *Turkey is deliberately 'unleashing' Isis terrorists into Europe, says Jordan's King Abdullah* 'The fact that terrorists are going to Europe is part of Turkish policy' Turkey is exporting Isis-linked terrorists to Europe, according to King Abdullah of Jordan. The monarch's remarks came in a meeting with members of the US Congress, in which he said that Islamist militants were being "manufactured in Turkey" and "unleashed" into Europe. He also used the debriefing, held after a cance... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

King Of Jordan's U.S. Briefing: SAS Has Been Fighting Against ISIS In Libya Since Start Of Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
King Abdullah of Jordan meets with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 24, 2016. © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *The Telegraph:* *Leaked report: SAS on ground in Libya for months* *King Abdullah of Jordan confirmed in January that the elite unit has been deployed, according to reports.* SAS forces have been on the ground in Libya for months, leaked documents indicated as a former army chief said the military is now readying itself to intervene. A confidential briefing given to US congressional leaders by the king of Jordan is said to... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday.... Easter Sunday in fact, and time once again for my weekly rant.. Yes, I am still on vacation, and I stated that I would ONLY take a bit of break away from a break to do this week's rant.... And once again as with my other vacation times it appears that when I take a break the world definitely goes to "hell in a hand basket"..... OK... Lets not beat around the bush here with this most ridiculous and most obvious false flag attack in Brussels Belgium last Tuesday... It was most definitely a set up and absolutely a preplanned and orchestrated attack... I... more »

Economic News & Views ( March 27 , 2016 ) 1. Easter Greetings For All Who Celebrate . 2. Refugee Crisis Updates - Special Focus On Greece Situation , Especially At Idomeni . 3. Brussels Attacks - Updates On The Ongoing Investigation , 30,000 Foot View. 4. Libya In Focus - Attempts To Approve Unity Gov't Ongoing . 5. Syria Battleground Report - Palmyra Taken From ISIS - Al Qaryatan and Deir Ezzor Appear to be Next Targets For SAA And Allied Forces.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Easter........ *BBC News (World)Verified account* ‏@BBCWorld 5h 5 hours ago .@Pontifex Pope Francis delivers Easter message of hope after # *BrusselsAttacks* http://bbc.in/1RHh37L *Philly.comVerified account* ‏@phillydotcom 1m 1 minute ago *Easter* 2016: How about a drone-powered egg hunt? http://bit.ly/1RGb1Ep *Mena* ‏@MenaArts 4m 4 minutes ago *Easter* is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. - Janine di Giovanni Refugee Crisis ..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7s 8 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted dwnews Trafficking ga... more »

More On That Rolling Stone Endorsement Of The Status Quo Establishment Candidate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Several congressmen who endorsed Hillary early on have told me they wish they had never done so and had just remained neutral. "My record obviously has a lot more in common with Bernie," one told me. "I wish I had never endorsed her... I hope the voters here forget I ever did it." I bet, on one level, Jann Wenner wishes he had never sullied his magazine's credibility by endorsing the candidate that has been soundly rejected by people under 50. Wenner is 70-- Hillary's prime demographic. Recall, that on Thursday we pointed out that it wasn't really *Rolling Stone* magazine, in any... more »

Chocolate and Beer: Belgians Fear Attacks Will Hurt Tourism

DANICA KIRKA at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This Saturday, March 26, 2016 photo shows chocolate Easter Eggs on display in a shop near the EU Commission in Brussels. While chocolatiers throughout the city are quick to offer condolences to the victims of the tragedy, they are equally fast to express concern about the future. Their livelihoods depend on people from around the globe streaming into their shops to indulge in their world famous goodies _ and they know tourists don’t go to places where they don't feel safe.] BRUSSELS (AP) -- At the aptly named Planete Chocolat, the shelves are laden with enticing Easter treasu... more »

False Flag Weekly News covers Brussels attack!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 15 hours ago
For links to the stories we covered, click HERE.

Rising GOP Star in the West Virginia Fight for Coal Against EPA

JOHN RABY at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is shown Thursday, March 3, 2016, outside the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Morrisey's coal-dependent state is helping lead a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's new clean-power rules. In February the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the rules until legal challenges are resolved.] CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Patrick Morrisey, the West Virginia attorney general taking on President Obama’s clean power plan, is no stranger to the hot seat: He parlayed a love of tennis as a young adult into becoming a line judge at... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg REFUSES to condemn stoning of women in university talk * An agitator from the organisation that backed Jihadi John has failed to condemn the stoning of women during a controversial lecture at an elite university. Moazzam Begg, outreach director for CAGE, spoke at the University of Exeter as part a National Union of Students campaign to sabotage government counter-terrorism measures. It is just the latest in a long line of appearances on campuses by the group, which recently provoked horror after calling the Islamic State killer a 'beautifu...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The Next Great Global Warming 'Hiatus' Is Coming!* *A strange argument from astrophysicist Ethan Siegel below. He admits the recent influence of El Nino and says that recent temperaure upticks therefore prove nothing by themselves. But he adds that the long term trend measured over a century or more is upwards and that THAT is what we should worry about. He says "But the fact that the global average temperature is rising — and that it continues to rise — is a real long-term problem facing the entire world". But how does he know that? There has been NO steady ri... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Fracking, methane and Bill McKibben* Well-known Warmist preacher Bill McKibben has an article out under the heading: "Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry". He is easily terrified in the hope that we will be too. Like a lot of articles in Leftist publications, it is VERY long-winded. I sometimes wonder about that. If they had purely factual statements to make there would surely be no more than a few paragraphs needed. Readers will note that my posts are very short. If you know what you are talking about, it doesn't take long to say it. Anyway, I will not attempt to re... more »

Syrian Troops Drive ISIS Out of Historic Palmyra

ALBERT AJI & PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian soldiers gather around a Syrian national flag in Palmyra, Syria, Sunday, March 27, 2016. Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group say government forces backed by Russian airstrikes have driven Islamic State fighters from the historic central town of Palmyra, held by the extremists since May.] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes drove Islamic State fighters from Palmyra on Sunday, ending the group’s reign of terror over a town whose famed 2,000-year-old... more »

Deal Reached to Take California Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

JULIET WILLIAM & ANDREW DALTON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, workers hold a rally in Los Angeles in support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' proposed minimum wage ordinance. On Saturday, March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour.] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide... more »

Beautiful Churches: Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem Full- 900] The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is, according to traditions, said to contain the site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and the site of Jesus’ tomb. To...more »

Summer Break Starts Now

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
Over the past 5 years or more that I have been writing about our Canadian Democracy I have only taken a couple of very brief breaks from my self imposed weekly posting schedule before some outrageous action (by the former Harper Regime) has had me once again back shedding some light and opinion upon the state of said democracy. I now feel it is time for me to step away from such activities for a while and enjoy the summer months of my 70th year without worrying about such things. That is not to say that I will not continue to keep up to date with the goings on in Ottawa and across t... more »

‘Don’t Do That’: Chilling Warning From FlyDubai Crew To Pilot

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A transcript of the chilling final words from the crew of the FlyDubai jet that crashed in Rostov-on-Don killing 62 people has been released. A Russian TV station aired the last words exchanged between the pilot and the crew, one minute before the Boeing 737 hit the ground. Last words of the pilot: “Don’t worry.” The Mirror reports: The transcript suggests that a pilot error could be to blame for last week’s disaster. However formal investigations are still ongoing. Russia’s Rossiya-1 channel said it had obtained a transcript of the last words exchanged between the pilot and his cre... more »

Teacher Arrested After Kneeing 4-Year-Old With Learning Difficulties

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Georgia pre-kindergarten teacher resigned and got arrested by the police after knocking a 4-year-old boy from behind, crudely dispatching him out of her way. A surveillance video shows the award wining teacher with a 22-year teaching history finding her knee thrust into the back of a 4-year-old special needs boy from behind, who had blocked her path in the school’s hallway. Evening Standard reports: Amelia Stripling, 71, turned herself in to police in the US after CCTV of the incident emerged on Friday, according to the Associated Press. The video showed her walk up behind the boy,... more »

Obama’s Legacy Will Be Marked by His Silence on Human Rights in Cuba

Ana Quintana/Ricardo Pita at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama Che] The president's decision to visit Cuba was a great mistake from the start. Back in 2015, long before his trip was announced, President Barack Obama stated that he would only travel to Cuba if he saw "some progress in the... more »

Pope at Easter Recalls Victims of ‘Blind, Brutal Terrorism’

FRANCES D'EMILIO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message at the end of the Easter mass, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 27, 2016.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis tempered his Easter Sunday message of Christian hope with a denunciation of “blind” terrorism, recalling victims of attacks in Europe, Africa and elsewhere, as well as expressing dismay that people fleeing war or poverty... more »

Tennessee Man Identified as One of the Victims in the Brussels Terrorist Attacks

AP at The Stream - 16 hours 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) -- Recent developments in the bombings Tuesday in Brussels that killed 31 people and wounded 270 (all times local): A missing U.S. couple have been identified as victims in the attack at the Brussels airpo... more »

15 Actions the Next President Could Take to Protect Religious Liberty

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Little Girl Praying in Front of American Flag, U.S. Flag, USA, Prayer, Religious Liberty, Religion, Christianity, Christians] America's Christian bakers and florists and wedding planners will be safe under a Ted Cruz presidency. "I am absolutely convinced in my discussions with the senator that religious liberty will be a lot better off in America with a Cruz... more »

Is Trump Wrong About A Border Wall? One Stunning Chart Has The Answer

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Syrian Refugees at Greece:Macedonia Border - 900] Several European countries have erected fences to keep migrants out, and, according to the numbers, every case appears to have a large impact. Hungary was a popular pathway for refugees on their way to Germany during the fall. When the... more »

Surprising Scholarly Agreement on Facts That Support Jesus’ Resurrection

Gary Habermas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Empty Tomb] Here's something you might not have known about contemporary scholarship. It might actually surprise you, unless you've been keeping up with these things: virtually all researchers, whether they are skeptical, liberal, moderate or conservative in their approach and beliefs, agree... more »

An Easter Re-Visualization: The Resurrection!

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Resurrection Cover - 900]

When Love Is All You Carry.....A Quotation from Christina Conti

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
Source: *Songstress Syren*

Huge Backlash Over ‘Hateful’ Council Anti-Begging Campaign

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A local city council in the UK has come under fire for an anti-begging campaign warning members of the public that any money they give away could potentially contribute to fraud or feed addictions. Nottinghamshire City Council’s #givesmart campaign was launched in March, with the aim of urging the public not to give money to people begging on the streets. Concerned that money given to those begging is used to feed addictions, the council claims to have launched the campaign to encourage the public to give their cash to homeless charities, instead. The campaign has been branded ‘shoc... more »

Being on the Right Side of Free Speech

George Yancey at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Free Speech - 900] It is not often that I glowingly recommend an article from Skeptic magazine. But religious skeptic Michael Shermer's plea for viewpoint diversity and freedom of speech is worth recommending. I do not agree with every word in it, but the... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The 8.10 spot is the heart of Radio 4's *Today *programme. That spot on Wednesday's programme - the morning after the terrorist atrocities in Brussels - began with Matthew Price in Brussels. (As per Sue), Douglas Murray predicted, immediately after the terrorist attacks, that, after the initial shock, next would come "the sentimentalists await(ing) the arrival of this atrocity’s cutesy hashtag or motif and hope it will tide them over until the piano man arrives at the scene of the attack to sing ‘Imagine there’s no countries’". His specific prediction was for social media, yet ... more »

Eric Cline - 1177 BC - bronze age BRexit?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
back in October of 2015, Free Planet glanced at the bronze age collapse of many of the ancient and famous civilisations like the Minoans, the Hittites, the Canaanites etc of that Mediterranean core region, it focussed on the Sea People. For decades, this band of marauding ex-slaves and runner-warriors has been held responsible for the total collapse of the bronze-age empires that held sway over this sunny clime, but is the story really that simple? Dr Eric Cline, Professor of Classics and Anthropology, author, journalist, archeologist and historian presents his evidence at the Orie... more »

A Final Word On Rob Ford

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
I have resisted writing anything on the death of Rob Ford. I am -- perhaps -- the least objective commentator on the late former mayor of Toronto. But, last week, Rick Salutin wrote a fair assessment of the man and his followers: Terms used to describe Ford Nation include ordinary Canadians and average guys. But that’s statistically inaccurate and something else is implied: what once were called commoners, plebs, masses; they’re who Ford connected with. He never condescended to them, he was incapable of that. He felt too far down the pole himself, socially and, it seems, in his fa... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Gavin Esler began this week's *Dateline London *with an Andrew Neil-like statement, calling the perpetrators of the Brussels atrocity "losers": *Well, within minutes - quite literally - of news of the Brussels atrocity politicians and commentators were alive with blame: It's all the fault of Western policy in the Middle East, or the Belgian authorities, the failing European Union, immigration and migrants who fail to integrate, and so on. We'll touch on some of these points in a moment but can we begin by laying the blame where it belongs: with the band of losers who actually carri... more »

Resurrection: God’s Greatest Work In History — On Easter, and Forever!

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Jesus Hand reaching toward the Sun Resurrection God - 900] It's Resurrection Day! Today, with joy above all joys, we celebrate the victory of life over death, light over darkness, mercy and grace over the otherwise dark necessity of judgment. This is the day above all days, when the familiar passage... more »

Remains in Light

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago

Seek the Stone

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*I am not the god of your fathers. * *I am the hidden stone and break all hearts. * *Break open your own heart. * *Is that you, Jesus? Fucking hell, man.* The Islamic prophet Muhammad solves a dispute over lifting the black stone into position at al-Kaaba. Note from pp. 100-101 of "The illustrations to the World history of Rashid al-Din / David Talbot Rice ; edited by Basil Gray. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c1976." - In the center, Prophet Muhammad, with two long hair plaits, places the stone on a carpet held at the four corners by representatives of the four trib... more »

Erdogan Threatens Belgium: “We’ll Send More Terrorists Your Way”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Turkish President Erdogan has bragged about sending one of the terrorist bombers to Belgium, blaming authorities in Europe for failing to realise he was dangerous. Bakraoui was arrested in Turkey in 2015 and upon realising that he was a terrorist, rather than jail him as Erdogan does with journalists and personal detractors, the Turkish leader chose to send him to Belgium instead. Veteranstoday.com reports: In a statement made to reporters, Erdogan, while standing alongside visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, said: “One of the Brussels attackers was detained in Gaziantep an... more »

NYPD Caught On Camera Putting Man In Body Bag Whilst He Is Alive

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
NYPD cops in Manhattan were caught on camera zipping up an unarmed handcuffed man in a body bag, to the shock and horror of passers by. Five police officers bound the man by his wrists and ankles and then proceeded to completely wrap him up in a body bag, before driving him away. Authorities are yet to explain what prompted the inhumane treatment but claim what they did was “standard procedure”. Nypost.com reports: “This is the craziest s–t I’ve ever seen done to somebody in my whole f–king life. Holy s–t. What do you call that thing?” the person taking the video is heard saying. “...more »

Isaac Newton’s Recipe For ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ Discovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
An Isaac Newton alchemy manuscript detailing the recipe for the ‘magical’ philosopher’s stone has been discovered in a private collection. The philosopher’s stone is a substance that alchemists in the 17th-century believed had magical properties, including the ability to grant eternal life to humans. Livescience.com reports: The manuscript turned up at an auction at Bonhams in Pasadena, California, on Feb. 16, where the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia bought it. The alchemy text will be available in an online repository for those interested in the history of mode... more »

ISIS Release Video Threatening To Bomb Eiffel Tower

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A new ISIS video warns the West that “vengeance is coming” to the people of Europe, showing the Eiffel Tower in Paris exploding and crashing to the ground. The video, released this week on social media, promises to attack unexpectedly in cities across Europe, including: London, Berlin and Brussels. Pjmedia.com reports: The video begins with a river of blood pooling and dripping off a wooden table filled with stacks of American money, guns, knives and bullets. It’s ripped from a video game, as betrayed by the name of a video game designer with a U.S. company carved in the wood of th... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 27th, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Pvt Paul Oglesby Damaged church Altar - 900] August 1, 1944 - Pvt. Paul Oglesby, U.S. 30th Infantry Division, standing in reverence before an altar in a damaged Catholic Church. Note: pews at left appear undamaged, while bomb-shattered roof is strewn about the sanctuary. Acerno, Italy. - Wikipedia See the... more »

Pearson's Plan to Close the Achivement Gap

skrashen at Schools Matter - 21 hours ago
--> S. Krashen Pearson claims that its artificial intelligence machines will help reduce the achievement gap. Their solution: super-early intervention in learning "basic skills" (Luckin et. al. 42) to ensure "school readiness" and "advise (parents) about strategies for talking to their child, sharing songs, and enjoying books." The first is not a good idea: skill-training does not lead to real competence, only better performance on skills tests: eg heavy phonics instruction only helps children pronounce words presented in isolation – it does not contribute to performance on test... more »

A Review On the Documentary 'Only The Dead See The End Of War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reeves Wiedeman, Rolling Stone:* *Operation Iraqi Truth: New Documentary Reveals Why War Is Hell* Michael Ware spent seven harrowing years covering the Iraq War – and he has the scars to prove it "I had a couple before, to settle myself," says Michael Ware, sipping a beer at an Irish pub in Manhattan. It's just after 3 p.m. on a Friday and the bar is lined with haggard-looking figures. Ware, who spent seven years covering the war in Iraq for Time and CNN, fits right in. His dark-blue sweater has a bullet-size hole in the chest. Black slacks cover the leg wounds he suffered durin... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Today is National #MedalOfHonor Day; we honor all of our #heroes, past and present. @CMOHFoundation pic.twitter.com/JOyhTpZVkU — U.S. Pacific Command (@PacificCommand) March 26, 2016

Support For Venezuelan President Maduro Continues To Decline

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) waves next to his wife and deputy of Venezuela's United Socialist Party (PSUV) Cilia Flores and in front of a picture of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, during a rally in Caracas March 12, 2016. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS *Reuters:* *Two-thirds of Venezuelans say Maduro presidency should end this year: poll* Just under two-thirds of Venezuelans think Nicolas Maduro's presidency should end this year as the opposition pushes to oust him amid a grueling economic crisis, a survey by a leading pollster said. Socialist-run Venezuela's ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A Marine guides a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey as it delivers ammunition during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 in Pohang, South Korea, March 11, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Briauna Birl

He is Risen...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 22 hours ago
*wishing all my readers and their families a very blessed Easter.* *Rejoice* ◄ Matthew 28 ► Douay-Rheims Bible *The Resurrection* AND in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. *3*And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men. And the angel ... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Vilest Right-Wing Moments This Week: Trump and Cruz Blow Our Minds”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“5 Vilest Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Trump and Cruz Blow Our Minds”* by Janet Allon “No one wants to think about Ted Cruz having sex. People also do not want to think about Donald Trump’s penis. And yet, both of these visions have been injected into our national psyche. Can a traumatized nation ever recover from these disturbing images? Probably not. In the scheme of things, the week’s manufactured sex scandal was pretty tame; sliming some far-right Christian candidate’s sex life is just good, old-fashioned, dirty American politics, after all. And though it obviously upset T... more »

Musical Interlude: Kitaro, “Celestial Harmonies: Breezing Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Kitaro, “Celestial Harmonies: Breezing Universe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwP8EN6dsvw

North Korea's Newest Propaganda Video Shows A Nuclear Strike On Washington, DC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*New York Times*:* North Korean Propaganda Video Depicts Nuclear Strike on Washington* SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea released a propaganda video on Saturday that depicts a nuclear strike on Washington, along with a warning to “American imperialists” not to provoke the North. The four-minute video clip, titled “Last Chance,” uses computer animation to show what looks like an intercontinental ballistic missile flying through the earth’s atmosphere before slamming into Washington, near what appears to be the Lincoln Memorial. A nuclear explosion follows. “If the American imperial... more »

Study Finds Alien DNA In Human Genome

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that eight percent of human DNA is of alien origin. Scientists say that these non-human, viral fragments hide within our genomes, and reveal that we are a lot less “human like” than previously thought. Iflscience.com reports: Nineteen new pieces of ancient viral DNA have been uncovered within our own genome. Perhaps most strikingly, the full genetic “recipe” for an entire virus was found within 2 percent of the people examined. Retroviruses of all kinds have their genetic code in the form of RNA, often... more »

Authorities May Take North Korea’s Latest Video Threat More Seriously

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
North Korea have released a new video warning America that it intends to drop a nuclear bomb on the country. The video ominously titled “Last Chance” shows a submarine launching a missile from the ocean, before exploding over Washington in a giant mushroom cloud. Dailystar.co.uk reports: A message shown on the screen in Korean translates as: “If US imperialists move an inch towards us, we will immediately hit them with nukes.” The digitally enhanced images show the nuke exploding over the US capital, setting the American flag alight at the same time. To make the concept even more st...more »

French Prosecutors Say Netanyahu Has Befriended Europe’s Biggest Fraudster

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
French prosecutors have revealed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a “shady” relationship with an infamous fraudster known to authorities as the “brain” behind one of the biggest frauds in European history. Arnaud Mimran, a friend of Netanyahu’s, has been accused of stealing up to 1.6 billion euros in a fraud case often referred to as “the scam of the century”. Presstv.com reports: The report said that since the early 2000s, the Mimran family has loaned Netanyahu, then Israel’s finance minister, a spacious apartment on Avenue Victor Hugo, in the heart of Paris’ 16t... more »

Suicide Bombers Were Detained By Authorities Before Brussels Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The three bombers involved in the March 22 Brussels attack were well known to Western intelligence agencies, and two of them had previously been detained by authorities for violent crimes. Brothers Brahim and Khalid El Bakraoui were imprisoned in 2010 and 2011 for a police shooting using AK-47s during a holdup. More worryingly the elder brother, Brahim El Bakraoui, had been deported from Turkey in 2015 for “terrorist activity” – and Ankara had attempted to warn authorities about the danger he posed to the EU. Journal-neo.org reports: Brussels, however, failed categorically to act o... more »

Lamar W. Hankins : Republicans’ rejection of the Constitution is a disservice to America

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
They have been distorting the history of the Supreme Court nomination process to justify their political desires. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 27, 2016 The Supreme Court nomination process is being fought out between Republicans … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Republicans’ rejection of the Constitution is a disservice to America

Garry Shandling (1949-2016)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Conan explains, at the start of his Thursday-evening taping, that he's spent the several hours since hearing about Garry trying to process the news. Then he offers this lovely personal reminiscence.* *by Ken* Thursday, massive heart attack, 66. If you want more facts, here's the NYT obit of this "Star of Groundbreaking Sitcoms," as he was headlined. I confess I haven't actually read the obit, but I *have* watched the above clip sent out by Conan O'Brien's team. And I watched this clip, also sent out by TeamCoco: *I FIND MYSELF WITH NOT MUCH TO SAY* I mean, I have no idea how ... more »

The Most Intrusive Technology of All Time

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
--> S. Krashen The Pearson Publishing Company has suggested that technology not only be used to teach content, as in competency-based programs, but should, at the same time, evaluate students' emotional states (Luckin et. al., p. 25). This is without question the most intrusive idea I have ever seen, not only in education but anywhere. Pearson provides no details about what aspects of emotion will be monitored, except for these hints: "For example, AIEd (artificial intelligence in education) will enable learning analytics to identify changes in learner confidence and motivation...more »

Musical Interlude: Billy Joel, “We Didn't Start The Fire!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Billy Joel, “We Didn't Start The Fire!” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v2JcpolIQU

How Pearson plans to force student participation and hurt creativity

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
--> S.Krashen Pearson (Luckin et. al., 2016) has announced that they are developing programs that will monitor students as they participate in group work, showing how well each student is participating (p. 27), using, for example "voice recognition (to identify who is doing and saying what in a team activity." (p.34). This is designed to make sure students are participating according to the programmers' ideas of what optimal participation is. This and other intrusions are designed to make sure the students are focused on just the task in front of them right now, and are partici...more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Rich in star clusters and nebulae, the ancient constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga) rides high in northern winter night skies. Composed from narrow and broadband filter data and spanning nearly 8 Full Moons (4 degrees) on the sky, this deep telescopic view shows off some of Auriga's celestial bounty. *Click image for larger size.* The field includes emission region IC 405 (top left) about 1,500 light-years distant. Also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, its red, convoluted clouds of glowing hydrogen gas are energized by hot O-type star AE Aurigae. IC 410 (top right) is signific... more »

Chet Raymo, “Sodden Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Sodden Earth”* by Chet Raymo “I grew up with the Civil War, or at least with evidences of the war on every side, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lookout Mountain loomed over the town. My house was on the back slopes of Missionary Ridge. We swam in Chickamauga Creek. We played in the Chattanooga National Cemetery (close by my grandmother's house) where 12,000 Union dead are buried, including raiders of "The Great Locomotive Chase." The locomotive The General was on display downtown in Union Station. Orchard Knob not far away. Monuments and memorial cannons were everywhere. It was all ... more »

"What Do You See? And Where Is It?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Click image for larger size.* Ok, after enlarging the image, what do you see? A rather large hole in the ground partially filled with water? Consider that, then click this link to find out where it is... - http://www.uahirise.org/ESP_043717_2205 Surprised?

IPR and Innovation 32, On tobacco plain packaging proposal in Singapore

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
This is my letter to the HPB yesterday. The auto reply said they have received it and will look into it. ------------- Subject: Singapore's plan on "Standardized packaging" of tobacco products To: HPB_Mailbox@hpb.gov.sg Health Promotion Board 3 Second Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168937 Dear Sir/Madam, I have read your campaign to control tobacco use and promote good health among Singapore citizens, it is a good objective. But I notice that you also plan to introduce or legislate “standardized packaging” or “plain packaging” in tobacco products, and I think it can adversely affect Si... more »

You'll Never Work In This State Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A few days ago I got a phone call from Jacob Engels, editor of the *East Orlando Post* about an e-mail he had gotten from DCCC Communications Director Matt Thornton. The DCCC, which recently fired their southern regional director, Andrew Piatt, is still in freakout mode over the inadvertent admission that they blackballed a top Democratic donor and former Florida Democratic Party chairman, Bob Poe, because he's white. *DWT* helped break the scandal here in February. Short version: A DCCC staffer, Jermaine House, insisted that Bob Poe, who is white and gay, "does not have the righ... more »

The Poet: Robert Frost, "Into My Own"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Into My Own"* "One of my wishes is that those dark trees, So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom, But stretched away unto the edge of doom. I should not be withheld but that some day Into their vastness I should steal away, Fearless of ever finding open land, Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand. I do not see why I should e’er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the 'right' thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It's like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.” - Robert Kiyosaki

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Acerra, Campania, Italy. Thanks for stopping by!

Tribeca Film Festival pulls Wakefield vaccine film from schedule

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
This isn’t a scientific paper being retracted, but given the subject, and that we led Weekend Reads with it this morning, we think it merits a post: A film by Andrew Wakefield, infamous for the now-retracted paper he co-authored in The Lancet linking autism and vaccines, has been withdrawn from the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. […] The post Tribeca Film Festival pulls Wakefield vaccine film from schedule appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Sanders Wins Primary Caucuses in Alaska and Washington

LISA LERER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sanders Wins Primary Caucuses in Alaska and Washington] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders won Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska and Washington state on Saturday, victories he hopes will stoke a spring comeback against the commanding front-runner, Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator was trying to build his enduring support... more »

Lawmakers in Both Parties are Addicted to Spending

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Lawmakers in Both Parties are Addicted to Spending] Congress is at it again ... the budget train is about to leave the station, and guess what's on board! Almost $60 billion above what House Republicans proposed in last year's budget. And this from the party that claims to be... more »

Technology: "Microsoft’s AI Robot Became a Hitler Loving Sex-Addict In Less Than 24 Hours, Forced To Shutdown"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Microsoft’s AI Robot Became a Hitler Loving Sex-Addict In * *Less Than 24 Hours, Forced To Shutdown"* by Helena Horton "Developers at Microsoft created ‘Tay’, an AI modeled to speak ‘like a teen girl’, in order to improve the customer service on their voice recognition software. They marketed her as ‘The AI with zero chill’ – and that she certainly is. To chat with Tay, you can tweet or DM her by finding @tayandyou on Twitter, or add her as a contact on Kik or GroupMe. She uses millennial slang and knows about Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Kanye West, and seems to be bashfully sel... more »

Brussels Attack Victims Came from Belgium and Around World

DANICA KIRKA & NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Woman in Brussels - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Victims of the attacks on Brussels’ airport and subway included commuters heading to work and travelers setting off on long-anticipated vacations. In a city that’s home to international institutions including the European Union and NATO, they came from... more »

Edward Snowden: Brussels Attacks Were Preventable

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Whistleblower Edward Snowden claims the Brussels attacks were preventable as Belgian authorities knew from their Turkish counterparts that the men behind the attacks were known terrorists. Daily Sabah reports: Speaking at a panel on privacy via video conference, published by The Intercept, Snowden said that the attack was preventable through traditional means, not mass surveillance. Snowden’s comments came about as he was criticizing the western governments’ mass surveillance programs on citizens. An allied intelligence services, in this case Turkey, warned Belgium that this individ...more »

Bernie Sanders Powerless Against Global Capitalism

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
US presidential candidates in both main parties embrace and propose to expand on American imperialism to secure resources for the country. America has been the dominant force in capitalist imperialism since winning the first and second world wars. Bernie Sanders’ dream of a revolution to kick out the Establishment and replace them with “peace-loving” democratic institutes that serve the people, and expecting the Elite to pay their fair share is a pipe dream, unless the Elite are willing to dismantle the whole structure of global capitalism, which is unlikely because the whole Americ... more »

Poulantzas, Althusser, and Ideology

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Last time we saw how Poulantzas argued that received Marxist theories of the state tended to fall into one of two traps: the state as the passive slave of "active" economics, as per a mechanical, literal reading of Marx's base and superstructure *metaphor*. The second is the state as a straightforward expression of certain class interests, which in the case of capitalist societies is everywhere and always the owners of capital, the bourgeoisie. Yet there is an important alternative Poulantzas hasn't mentioned up until this point: the reworking of the Marxist theory of the state pro... more »

Bernie Birdie Magic - Little Dove Asking for Peace (Birdie Sanderella Peace and Love Site)  Wildlife Vote for Bernie  (AZ - Again, Hillary Declares Win Before Votes Counted or Even Voted)  Hope You Have a Happy Easter

According to my small survey, America’s wildlife loathe the Koch Brothers. And like vulnerable people across the country, they’re awfully happy to have a loud Brooklyn-accented voice demanding real, fundamental change. Run Bernie run! - Bill McKibben* March 25, 2016Common DreamsThis One Bird for Sanders: World Peace, Political Revolution, and the SparrowPresidential candidate welcomes

Obama’s Solicitor General Says Churches Will Be No Sanctuary From Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Little Sisters of the Poor's Religious Freedom Challenge to Obamacare] On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor’s lawsuit against Obamacare over religious freedom, Zubik v. Burwell. The regulations require the nuns to include birth control -- which can act as an abortifacient --... more »

Bernie Sanders Should Do Well In Three States On Saturday

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bernie Sanders has a good chance to win three states on Saturday and then set the scene for a revolutionary contest between himself and rival Hillary Clinton. The States of Washington, Alaska and Hawaii will vote on Saturday for their Democratic presidential nominee. Sanders and Clinton both relish the fact of going against a Republican businessman, turned professional politician, and the front-runner for the White House, Donald Trump. There are no Republican contests on Saturday so children can stay up late and watch telly. New York Times reports: Washington, the largest prize of th... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Robert Crumb

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Confessions of Robert Crumb - Clip 1 of 3

Japan: 30 Thousand Protest PM’s Plan To Restart Nuclear Reactors

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Over 30,000 people attended a rally in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park on Friday to protest a plan to restart a number of nuclear power plants. Along with Japanese utility companies, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is campaigning to restart several of the dormant plants which have been offline since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. The anti-nuclear protestors say that restarting the nuclear reactors will create safety risks. RT reports: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been advocating the reboot of the country’s nuclear power plants, saying it is crucial for Japan’s energy policy. “Our r... more »

ENE News, "Fukushima Update, 3/26/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Fukushima Update, 3/26/2016"* by ENE News • TV: Radiation in ocean off Fukushima at highest levels in years — Out of control leakage coming from plant — ‘Big spikes’ in radioactivity observed — “Surprising… Concerning… Crisis” — 1,000s of tons of contaminated liquid being released — Scientists: Japan gov’t covering up situation (AUDIO) • 100% death rate of baby seals on California coast — “None have survived” — “Many are starving, suffering from shortage of food in Pacific Ocean” — “Extremely thin… all sorts of illnesses, infections” — “Milkless moms immediately abandoning pups” ...more »

"This Is My Wish For You..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Musical Interlude: Simon and Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” (Original Version from 1964)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Simon and Garfunkel, “The Sound of Silence” (Original Version from 1964) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4

Hawaii's Democratic Politics Is Very Confusing

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I'm thinking that there aren't that many Democrats in Hawaii who haven't already made up their minds about who they're going to vote for in the caucuses today-- or even *if* they're going to go to a caucus at all. Democrats are pretty split between the two candidates and there are 34 delegates at stake. I had to laugh, though, when I looked at who had endorsed Bernie and who had endorsed the conservative establishment candidate opposing him on behalf of the status quo. Hawaii's two progressive U.S. Senators, Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz have both endorsed Hillary, who is pretty ... more »

Gotta Love The Blame Game

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Turkey on Defense – Blaming EU for feeding terrorists into Mideast" By Jim W. Dean, Veterans Today, March 26, 2016: * Turkey seems to be scraping the bottom of the barrel with this Hail Mary pass to blame the EU for the terrorism problem in the Mid East, while denying its own involvement. But this is a win-win for us here at VT and the world public, because both sides are doing it and the conspiracy theory dodge is now toast. We have long written about how the major Intel agencies were aware of state-sponsored terrorism, not just their own of course, and obvious ... more »

Russian Airstrikes Help Syrian Forces Seize Three Neighborhoods Back From ISIS

PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Palmyra - 900] BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian airstrikes have seized three neighborhoods inside Palmyra, a town with famed Roman-era ruins that fell to the Islamic State group last May, state media reported Saturday. Russian jets carried out... more »

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago


Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Today's Irving press has another, full page story on the attack in Brussels that killed 31 people. It has, surprisingly, a story on Yemen where thousands are dying of hunger and disease, and illegal cluster bombs made in the U.S.A. and dropped by Saudi Arabia - and by weapons illegally sold to the Saudis by Canada. We don't know how many have been murdered or starved to death in Yemen because, it seems, there is no western source that gives a damn. We know it's thousands. More likely, it's tens of thousands. But the story in the Irving press ignores our role in this. All it talks ab... more »

Big Problems At Canada’s CCS Plant

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/canada-switches-on-worlds-first-carbon-capture-power-plant You may remember the glee with which the Guardian, BBC, DECC and others greeted the launch of Canada’s first CCS plant a couple of years ago. They are probably less keen to publicise all of the problems experienced with it since. 1) From […]

Murder Of Belgian Nuclear Guard ‘Not Linked To Terror’- Prosecutor

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A security guard who worked at a Belgian nuclear research centre was murdered and allegedly had his security pass stolen, just two days after the Brussels terror attacks. Didier Prospero, a security guard from the G4S international security firm, was shot several times in the bathroom of his home in the Charleroi region of Belgium. His body was found lying next to that of his dog, who had also been shot dead. The Belgian prosecutor investigating the murder has “formally denied” any connection between the case and terrorist activity. The prosecutor also denied earlier media reports... more »

Iraqi Soldiers Flee In Their First Mosul Military Operation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi soldiers gather during a military operation on the outskirts of Makhmour, south of Mosul, Iraq, March 25, 2016. Azad Lashkari/Reuters *Wladimir Van Wilgenburg, Daily Beast*:* Iraqi Soldiers Flee Again in Iraq Army’s First Mosul Operation* After a U.S. Marine was killed defending a position abandoned by Iraqi troops, they were supposed to have toughened up. … Nope. TEL REEM, Iraq – At first, Iraqi soldiers involved in an operation to capture villages close to Mosul on Friday were in good spirits. “Allah Akbar,” Arabic for “God is Great,” they shouted after they hit an alleged ... more »

Police Raids Uncover Evidence Of A Europe-Wide Jihadist Cell

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CBS*: *Raids uncover evidence of Europe-wide jihadist cell* In the wake of the bombings in Belgium this week -- and increasing criticism of officials for their inability to thwart those attacks -- police in the last 24 hours have made at least four arrests in a series of raids in Belgium and four other countries across Europe. New evidence shows disturbing evidence of just how big the terror network is across Europe. CBS News' Allen Pizzey reports from Brussels that, as the effort to break the terrorist cell that carried out the bombings goes on, Belgian officials are coming und... more »

Brussels Attacks: March Against Fear Cancelled Amid Security Fears

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Belgium’s Interior minister has asked for the solidarity march in honour of the victims of this weeks Brussels attacks, to be cancelled tomorrow amid security concerns. ITV reports: Organisers cancelled the event following a public plea from Belgium’s Interior minister Jan Jambon asking for the demonstration to be postponed while ongoing police investigations continued. Jambon said: “We are still all over the country in threat level three and there are enquiries, important enquiries, going on. “For these enquiries we need a lot of police capacity all over the country and it’s our ma... more »

How Changing Russian Tax policies May Have Global Implications

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Max Fisher, VOX*: *The most important foreign news story this week was about Russian tax policy* It's been a busy week for foreign news editors: the ISIS attack in Brussels, President Obama's trips to Cuba and Argentina, North Korea's ballistic rocket test, Europe's new refugee policy, presidential candidate speeches to AIPAC, and, now, an airstrike killing ISIS's second-in-command. For all these important stories, though, the most consequential development in international affairs this week may have come, believe it or not, in a proposed change to Russian tax policy. Bear with m... more »

The Offensive To Retake Mosul From the Islamic State Is Not Going Well

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast:* *Iraqis Retreated, This Marine Died* Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin was sent to defend a base the Iraqis had largely abandoned. Hours later, he was killed by an ISIS rocket strike. The local Iraqi troops had fled the base, retreating into the mountains. That’s why the U.S. military dispatched 200 Marines to a remote outpost in northern Iraq—leading to the death of a Marine just hours later. The Iraqis had decided the location was too dangerous to stay in, three defense officials told The Daily Beast. The arrival of the Marines, U.S. officials hoped, would gi... more »

Brussels Terrorists Linked to Nuclear Plot

Katie Tubb at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: This photo taken on January 12, 2016 shows the cooling towers of Belgium's Doel nuclear plant belching thick white steam. They are part of a groundswell of concern in the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg over the safety of Belgium's seven ageing reactors at Doel and at Tihange, further to the south and east. / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)] Two of the terrorists responsible for the bombings in Brussels have been linked to a possible plot on nuclear facilities uncovered by Belgian security back in February. Police found ho... more »

Border Dispute Between Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Has Been Resolved (For Now)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
(Radio Free Europe) *Radio Free Europe:* *Uzbekistan Pulls Back Troops From Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border* Uzbekistan has pulled backed troops and military vehicles from a disputed segment of the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, ending a weeklong standoff over the contested area. The Kyrgyz state border guard service said the troop withdrawal took place early on March 26, a day after a meeting between Kyrgyz and Uzbek officials over the crisis. The meeting had been initiated by the Uzbek side, the border guard service said. On March 18, Uzbek authorities deployed troops, two armored personnel vehicl... more »

Uganda To Jail Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Children

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Earlier this month Uganda passed a new law that targets parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Parents face up to six months in prison after claims by the Health Minister and others that a growing religious “cult” is preventing parents from having their children immunized. The new law also requires children to have an immunisation card to allow them to go to school. RT reports: The new law was signed by President Yoweri Museveni on March 10, but it wasn’t announced until this week. The Immunization Act would require parents to have their children get shots for diseases such ... more »

Can A Middle Class Grassroots Candidate Still Win A Race Against Multimillionaires?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A lot of Democratic coalition Beltway organizations are reluctant to endorse in primaries, a terrible tactical error. But in the case of Maryland's 8th district, the choices are starkly clear... and so is the danger and organizations that would rather not, are stepping up to the plate. If the proven progressive grassroots candidate, Jamie Raskin, doesn't win, the seat is going to be bought by one of the establishment multimillionaires with their self-centered agendas-- careerist in the case of Chris Matthews' lobbyist wife and ego-driven in the case of the Trump-like Trone. This ... more »

Syrian Army Close To Seizing Full Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Syrian army is closer to regaining full control of the ancient city of Palmyra as ISIS militants are being pushed from the UNESCO heritage site. Syria state TV have reported that government troops have regained control of the Syriatel hill close to Palmyra’s castle and are a step closer to retaking the whole city, which has been under Islamic State control since May last year. Syrian army near Palmyra castle Syrian forces battled IS fighters on Saturday inside Palmyra under the cover of Russian and Syrian artillery fire. “The battle for Palmyra is in the final stages, as fighting... more »

BREAKING: Einstein-made-easy biz strikes again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016New product yields more confusion:* Sure enough! Right on time, the "Einstein made easy" business has struck again. Its latest product was announced in Wednesday's New York Times. At the start of the Times review, Dwight Garner said the new easy-to-understand best-selling book possesses two principal virtues. The new book is extremely short, Garner said. Also, its statements are "resonant:" GARNER (3/23/16): *The short and resonant essays in Carlo Rovelli’s “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” began as columns in Il Sole 24 Ore, the Italian newspaper.* Even b...more »

Holy Saturday...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Someone ... tell us what's important, because we no longer know." - Richard Ford

Petition Launched To Ban David Cameron From Re-Entering The UK

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A petition has been launched which calls for David Cameron to be banned from entering the UK when he attempts to return from his Easter break in Lanzarote At the time of writing over 15,000 people have signed the petition which reads: “David Cameron presents a clear and present danger to the short, medium and long term interests of the country. As such, the UK should institute a temporary ban on his return to Britain at the conclusion of his holiday in Lanzarote.” The British prime minister was accused of shirking his responsibilities as he jetted off for an Easter holiday early Thu... more »

“Why are You Voting for Clinton? A Letter to Liberal America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Why are You Voting for Clinton? A Letter to Liberal America”* by Chris Byron “Dear Liberal America, I write to you confused, and melancholic. I am melancholic about Bernie’s serious losses across five states last week, and I am confused why he is losing. The simple answer no doubt is because Hillary is winning, but that only exacerbates my confusion. Liberal America, why is Hillary winning? Because you all are voting for her. But why are you voting for her? Seriously, *why* are you voting for her? It’s the answer to that question which is so vexing. The standard answers I gleam... more »

The Latest: Belgian Prosecutors Issue Warrant for New Suspect in Brussels Bombing

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: People stop and look at floral tributes placed outside the Maelbeek metro station, the scene of one of the bomb attacks on the Belgian capital, in Brussels, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Brussels airport officials say flights won't resume before Tuesday as they assess the damage caused by twin explosions in the terminal earlier this week. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The latest on the bombings in Brussels that killed 31 people (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Belgian prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a new suspect in Tuesday’s attacks on the Brussels airpo... more »

How the Poor Bear the Brunt of Europe’s Obsession With Global Warming

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Europe global warming costs] European global warming policies are hurting the continent's poor, according to a Manhattan Institute study published Thursday. Europe has tried to fight global warming with cap-and-trade schemes and lucrative financial support to green power since 2005. Though well-meaning, the continent's environmental efforts have...more »

America’s Military Is in Much Worse Shape Than You’d Think

John Sullivan and Justin Johnson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A Republic of Korea Marine assigned to Bravo Battery, 11th Battalion, 1st ROK Division, briefs U.S. Marine Col. Romin Dasmalchi, the commanding officer of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, on the Korean KH-179 howitzer during Exercise Ssang Yong 16.] America's military is dangerously weak and unprepared today, and it's not getting better. At least that's what top military leaders told Congress recently. Unfortunately, the testimony of these top generals and admirals did not get the attention it deserved. For... more »

Royal Society Fellowships

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood We saw the other day that Dr Paul Williams, of airline turbulence fame, was the recipient of a Royal Society Fellowship worth £739K. It won’t come as any surprise to learn that there are many other climate scientists at the trough. The RS helpfully offer a filter tool, which allows us […]

Mariah Carey Cancels Concert: Brussels Is Too Dangerous

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
American pop diva Mariah Carey announced on Twitter that she will be cancelling her upcoming concert in Brussels due to safety concerns that have arisen since the recent terror attacks According to Billboard.com Posting an announcement to Twitter on Friday (March 25), the pop diva wrote she would not perform at the Forest National arena on Sunday, as had been planned, “for the safety of my fans, my band, crew and everyone involved with the tour.” I love my fans in Brussels and at this time I am being advised to cancel my show for the safety of my fans, my band, crew and everyone… —... more »

Brussels Suicide Bomber: “Model Student” At Catholic School

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Najim Laachraoui, one of the alleged Brussels suicide bombers, was, according to the director of the Catholic high school he attended, a “model student”. Laachraoui was also a “veteran” Islamist fighter in Syria and is suspected of creating the explosive bomb belts that contributed to November’s Paris attacks, the Times of India reports: Security sources told local media that Laachraoui, a 25-year-old Belgian, was one of Tuesday’s airport suicide bombers, identifying him as one of the three men in the CCTV image released by police. “Najim Laachraoui was a very good student,” said Ve... more »

Microsoft Apologizes For Nazi-Loving, Sex Obsessed Twitter AI

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As YourNewsWire recently reported, Microsoft was forced to take down an artificial-intelligence powered Twitter account of a chatbot called “Tay” after she became a 9-11 truth, nazi-loving, sex-obsessed monster. Now, as TechRadar reports, Microsoft is making some apologies for its (slightly frightening) new AI tech: Now, the Redmond, Washington-based company has apologized and offered clarification on the Tay experiment, down-turn and all, as well as how challenges like these fuel research for an improved Tay, as well as greater AI efforts. Twitter, as Microsoft Research Corporate V... more »

Um…Our Heroes? Gmail Now Warns If Government Spying On You

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
This all seems a bit odd. Some of the biggest tech companies, such as Apple and now, Gmail, are trying to “protect” its users from government oversight and surveillance? It seems a bit odd, considering both of those companies, as well as other tech titans such as Facebook, were,not so long ago synonymous with aiding the government spying on it’s citizens. Maybe they have realized they created a monster? Or, perhaps, sadly, it is just a diversion – another smoke screen to pull people away from the truth. Either way, Gmail has reportedly joined Apple’s “fight” to protect its users Y... more »

Some Believe Mysterious “Floating Cities” Caused By CERN Wormhole

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Recent footage of another instance of a “floating city” in China has once again gone viral. While many explain the phenomena as natural “fata morgana”, a type of optical illusion, the Inquisitor point out that the most recent “city sighting” may have some very un-natural origins: The ghostly “floating city” was witnessed by hundreds of stunned residents of Dalian who stopped to gawk and snap photographs of the massive ghost city with towering skyscrapers that loomed in fog or city smog over the Dalian harbor. Footage uploaded to YouTube on March 19 by China’s CCTV News shows scores ...more »

Attacking Cruz’s Wife Could Hurt Trump With Female Voters

THOMAS BEAUMONT & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this March 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and wife Heidi walk on stage before the candidate spoke at a campaign stop in Dane, Wis.] OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Donald Trump’s latest rude comments about Ted Cruz’s wife are raising new alarms among Republicans about the party front-runner’s ability to win over women, especially in a potential fall presidential match-up with Hillary Clinton. Trump is... more »

Professor Ordered to Apologize for Conservative Blog Post, or Lose His Job

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Free speech] A conservative professor at Marquette University has been ordered to apologize for critical comments he made of another professor on his blog, or else he will lose his job. The tribulation of political science professor John McAdams began nearly a... more »

A Resurrection Movie: The Vessel

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The Vesset] This weekend we feast the final victory of life over grim death, and forgiveness over sin. It's a story we tell each spring, fittingly at the time when vegetable life, in the form of tiny green shoots, starts pushing up... more »

The Hypocrites in El Norte

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Who has the largest prison population on Earth composed of the poor and those entrapped for petty drug crimes? The enslaved now work for corporations from the jail house making peanuts per hour. Yes, tell us Obama who locks up these political and economic prisoners? Which nation should pull the log out of their own eye before they cast aspersions on others?

Weekend reads: Fraudster rises again as filmmaker; Elsevier, open access publisher?; unethical ethics research

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper on the potential dangers of Wi-Fi, and our 3,000th post. Also, have you taken our survey? Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Commit fraud, have a paper about vaccines and autism retracted, screen a film at the Tribeca Film Festival: Andrew Wakefield rises again. Robert De […] The post Weekend reads: Fraudster rises again as filmmaker; Elsevier, open access publisher?; unethical ethics research appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Brittany Murphy Visits From Grave? New Investigation Pending

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The mysterious circumstance surrounding actress Brittany Murphy’s death have remained a hot topic since she first passed away in 2009. Now a Los Angeles coroner is saying he is considering re-opening her case. E! Television journalist Ken Baker has spent the last month or so doing his own investigation on the actress’ tragic death at a very young age (32). One of the most bizarre things to come out of this most recent string of interest in the case is a video (in the article below) which shows “Hollywood Medium” Taylor Henry on his new show talking to actress Jamie Pressly. In the s... more »

The Recent L.A. Terror Attack That Almost Was: Lakers Game Threat

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The terror attack that almost happened? In a chilling account, TMZ has exclusively revealed that just one minute before the start of a Lakers/Clippers basketball game was due to begin earlier this year, someone called the Los Angeles police informing them that terrorists were among the crowd, already seated with “bombs and guns” strapped to themselves and ready to kill “in the name of Jihad”: TMZ has obtained an LAPD search warrant chronicling a chilling phone call received by an LAPD officer at 7:29 PM on January 29, 2016. According to the warrant, a “robotic voice” stated the fol... more »

NASA Captures Comet Recently Passed By Earth On Video

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Comet P/2016 BA14, which recently passed by Earth, was captured on video by NASA using radar and infrared The comet which was bout 3,000 feet in diameter passed by Earth on March 22nd. According to Geobeats News Luckily, NASA had its radar trained on its course and captured a few details about the celestial body known as P/2016 BA14. Shantanu Naidu, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said, “The radar images show that the comet has an irregular shape: looks like a brick on one side and a pear on the other. We can see quite a few sig... more »

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