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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, March 28, 2016

28 March - Blogs I'm Following

10:53pm MDST

Al Jazeera America Brought Down by Cheap Oil

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
[image: People walk into the offices of Al Jazeera America, a cable news channel that debuted in August 2013, in New York City.] Al Jazeera, an OPEC-backed news outlet, will be laying off hundreds of employees and shutting down its U.S. branch as cheap oil continues to crunch the Qatari government's budget. Al Jazeera announced 500 layoffs Sunday, building on the news group's... more »

Not All Countries Freak Out About Healthy Eating Alternatives-- Take Holland

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 53 minutes ago
I'm thinking about going to Paris this summer. What I'd like to do is rent a house or an apartment in the city and then take a side-trip to Bordeaux, Périgueux, Limoges and the Dordogne Valley to see the caves in the region. It's the only part of France I've never visited and friends tell me it's not-to-be-missed. But Roland wants to visit Amsterdam. He loves Amsterdam-- and especially our friends there-- but I lived there for 4 years and visiting someplace you know in such a workaday way isn't really a vacation. And, after all, no place is as good as it used to be, right? I lived... more »

America - Land of the 'Exceptional Democracy'.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
Extreme Voter Outrage In ArizonaWay beyond mad, voters were extremely outraged at the Arizona Election Fraud Hearing. Posted by Let The Madness Begin on Monday, March 28, 2016 Voter reaction in Arizona.....

Transpicuous News: Ba'al, Brussels, and Bank Holidays?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 hour ago
Good afternoon everyone! Here is this weeks Transpicuous News Report for March 29th, 2016. T'would seem that TN's new time slot is now Tuesday morning/Monday evening, right before The One People's Roundtable Discussion. For the UnFuckers, you can join TN in the live audience as you have been for the past few weeks, and perhaps we'll open it up for questions and answers..... This weeks short report take a brief look at the Brussels False Flag "terrorist attack", "Ba'al in the Square", Various interesting financial indicators in the US this past week, and the world standing up and... more »

Donald Trump: Japan And South Korea Could Have Their Own Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Voice of America*: *Trump’s Asia Security Criticisms Set Off Talk of Nuclear Arms Race* SEOUL—Donald Trump, the front-running U.S. presidential candidate for the Republican Party, is not winning a lot of friends among America’s key allies in Asia after criticizing their contributions to regional security and suggesting they develop their own nuclear arsenals. In an interview with The New York Times, the Republican front-runner called for a complete reassessment of longstanding U.S. security pacts with Japan and South Korea. Trump has in the past criticized both Asian allies as “... more »

CIA-Backed Syrian Rebels Are Not Really Fighting Pentagon-Backed Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Photo credit: Kurdishstruggle *Sam Heller, War On The Rocks*: *Are CIA-Backed Syrian Rebels Really Fighting Pentagon-Backed Syrian Rebels?* The Los Angeles Times’ contention Sunday that “in Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA” is basically incorrect. This is complicated, but bear with me. The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are not a monolithic force. Like nearly every other faction in Syria, they’re spread across an archipelago of enclaves nationwide. The SDF units clashing with Syrian rebels reportedly supported by the CIA are not ... more »

A Look At How The Syrian Revolt Became Armed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami, Daily Beast*: *How the Syrian Revolt Became Armed* *An exclusive excerpt from a new history of the conflict, Burning Country*. The Bashar al-Assad regime has burned Syria with artillery, Scud missiles, barrel bombs and sarin gas. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, it has committed “the crimes against humanity of extermination; murder; rape or other forms of sexual violence; torture; imprisonment; enforced disappearance and other inhuman acts.” Assad is responsible for the lion’s share of the violence, but criminal and auth... more »

The Question of Quantum

Jarrod Hayes at Duck of Minerva - 2 hours ago
Tough as it is to follow Charli’s excellent post on terrorism, somebody has to do it and so I might as well. If this past ISA is any indication, quantum is a big deal. The panel on Alex Wendt’s new book linking quantum mechanics to the social sciences was standing room only (from what I […]

Journalists Preparing Report Outlining Russian President Putin's Wealth And Connections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Kremlin Press Service *Fiscal Times*:* Putin Plays Defense in Advance of Corruption Report* The Kremlin on Monday took the unusual step of issuing a sort of “pre-buttal” in advance of the publication of an international group of investigative journalists’ report on the personal finances of Russian President Vladimir Putin, his family, and close friends. Putin spokesperson Dimitry Peskov said the Kremlin has received a set of questions from reporters leading the Putin administration to believe that “another media falsehood disguised as a sample of objectivity is due within days.” ... more »

Musical Interlude: Elton John, “Your Starter For”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Elton John, “Your Starter For” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdKwjXrhFJg

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 28 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1.China In Focus - Special Situations , Financial Sphere Troubles & Games , Microsoft Made Special Gov't Approved Version Of Windows Ten For China ! 2. Items From Land Of The Rising Sun - Japanese Retail Sales Fall 2.3% M/M - Most Since 2010. Japan Feb Labor Force Participation rate 59.3%, vs Jan 59.7%, Number employed decreases by 580K 3. Fog Of War - Brussels Attacks: 'Fight The Westerners' Text Sent To Youths In Molenbeek. CIA-Backed Rebels Now At War With Pentagon-Armed Fighters In Syria's Aleppo. 4. Soft US Data - Major Driver For US Markets , On Easter Monday. USD sell-off + several Q1 GDP downgrades across Street - As Per (Citi) Troubles in US Oil Patch Brewing Too. . 5. Saudi Arabia Continues To Feel Heat From Falling Oil Prices - Oil Revenue As % Of Total Revenue Continues To Fall Sharply. 6. Central Bank Policy Actions in March... Easing: ECB, Norway, Taiwan, Indonesia Tightening: Colombia, South Africa. 7. Libya In Focus . 8. Iraqi parliament gives Prime Minister al-Abadi three days to unveil new cabinet. 9. Syria Items De Jour. 10. Rousseff Impeachment Looming ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Overview...... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 14m 14 minutes ago Today in tales of circumventing China's capital controls- swiping credit cards 800x to buy $3.6M worth of insurance. http://www. bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2016-03-28/swiping-cards-800-times-way-to-beat-china-s-money-outflow-curbs … *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 11h 11 hours ago Microsoft built a special mainland government-approved version of Windows 10 for China !!?? *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 12h 12 hours ago China Yurun Food 1068.hk subsidiary company Nanjing Yurun in default risk *Haidi Lun 伦... more »

Sign The Petition To Allow GOP Convention Goers To Shoot Each Other

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Paul Ryan figured it out before most Republicans did-- and way before Trump began threatening to provoke a riot if the Republican Establishment steals the nomination from him at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland in July. Ryan moved quickly to have guns banned from the arena, even though Ohio is a proud open-carry state, where homicidal Republicans can go to a bar and get drunk and shoot everyone in it. The theory is that everyone in the bar is safer if they all have guns. But not at a Republican convention. We looked at it closely back in early February once it became obvious-- ... more »

Ralph Ring

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The southern part of Orion, the famous constellation and mythical hunter, appears quite picturesque posing here over a famous volcano. Located in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa, the snow-peaked Teide is one of the largest volcanoes on Earth. *Click image for larger size.* In this composite of exposures taken from the same location one night last month, the three iconic belt stars of Orion are seen just above the peak, while the famous Orion Nebula and the rest of Orion's sword are visible beyond the volcano's left slope. Also visible in the long duration sky im... more »

Chet Raymo, "What Does It All Mean?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"What Does It All Mean?"* by Chet Raymo "A good friend tells me via e-mail that she is reading Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." I read the book for a second time two years ago, in the new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. It's one of those novels I had to read twice - once in middle age (I would not have had the patience in youth) and once in settled maturity. In middle age, it was all about Anna, and passion, and doubt. In old age - for me at least - it's about Levin, settled, happily married, enjoying as much intellectual peace as might be possible in this bi... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Evidence”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Evidence”* “Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function - to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especia... more »

“All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Oh, The Humanity! “Watch An Entire Irish Pub Sing ‘Mr. Brightside’ In Moving Send-Off For Dead Friend”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Watch An Entire Irish Pub Sing ‘Mr. Brightside’ * *In Moving Send-Off For Dead Friend”* by Lee Moran “Mourners in Ireland celebrated the life of a local farmer by seriously rocking out to “Mr. Brightside“ by The Killers. A video uploaded on Friday shows everyone attending a wake at Falvey’s Bar in Killorglin, County Kerry, emotionally belting out the smash hit. Brian O’Sullivan stands on the counter to pay a moving tribute to Ger “Farmer” Foley, who had cystic fibrosis and died last week at the age of 45, reports the Irish Mirror. “Ger is salt of the earth, he will never be repla... more »

Is Islam compatible to Europe?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
"Protesters chanting far-right slogans disrupted a peaceful remembrance for terrorism victims on Sunday in central Brussels. A police spokesman said the protesters were soccer hooligans." (*Source: The New York Times*). *Title: Is Islam compatible to Europe? Source: Initiatives Of Change. Date Published: May 26, 2015. Description:* Many in Europe think that Islam is not welcome in Europe, but are afraid to say this out loud. The profiled British Imam Ajmal Masroor believes that it is the Muslim's responsibility to both listen to and respond to this. How can we bridge the growing c... more »

“The Fall and Decline of the English Language”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Fall and Decline of the English Language”* by A. Barton Hinkle “Among the many factors adduced to explain the rise of Donald Trump, the most important has been left unnoted: the devolution of the English language. Evidence of that devolution lies everywhere. On a recent Monday, for instance, the Drudge Report ran this headline: "Suspect preplanned to interrupt Dayton rally..." You know a suspect is serious when he not only plans an interruption, but preplans it. "Preplan" is one of those redundancies, like "added bonus" or "general vicinity" (or "annoying newspaper columnist... more »

March 28: there's distasteful--and there's disgusting.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
de Adder, who does cartoons for the editorial page of the Irving press, is a fine artist. He is weaker as a political cartoonist. And, in today's cartoon, he is distasteful. Manneken Pis is a small, bronze statue of a little boy urinating into a small basin at his feet. It stands in Brussels. And that is de Adder's cartoon for the day. Oh, the little boy is urinating onto a terrorist. I have no objection to a cartoon of a little boy urinating. (I know they do it, and even have a memory of being a little boy and doing it.) My objection is that this has nothing to do with the terror... more »

Photo of the Day: Occupying Oak Flat

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Photo by Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache Censored News On March 17, Shane Norte and Kooper Indigenize Curley throw their Oak Flat signs below Da'Wus'ii'Teel (Apache Leap) as they continue to occupy Chi'Chil'Bulilda'Giteel (Oak Flat) for over a year in Arizona.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*New Orleans Saints unveil website highlighting 50 seasons of Saints football*

FBI Cracks Into iPhone Without Apple’s Help, Withdraws Legal Action

Tami Abdollah & Brandon Bailey at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: iPhone 5c, Apple] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.’s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the... more »

‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ Helps Make-A-Wish

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Jonathan Goldsmith, left, works on a public service announcement with Jamie Heath of Barre, Vt., Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Make-A-Wish Vermont office in Burlington, Vt. Goldsmith, who appeared for nine years as the "Most Interesting Man in the World," in Dos Equis beer commercials, will star in public service announcements for Make-A-Wish Foundation Vermont. The Mexican beer brand recently dropped the 77-year-old for a younger replacement, who will appear in commercials later this year.] BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The former “Most Interesting Man in the World” who appeared ... more »

After Brussels Ministers Demand European Patriot Act

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Ministers in Germany and Europe are demanding that more authoritarian powers are granted to government’s across the continent following the Brussels terrorist attack – saying that Europe needs its own version of the Patriot Act. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said that security across Europe needs tightening up and intelligence agencies, police, and the military need to be given more power to combat terrorism. “The most important preventative is information. We must exchange the information that exists”, de Maizière told broadcaster ZDF. He complained that there were still “s... more »

Interpol Issue Dirty Bomb Alert In Belgium As Nuclear Scientist Murdered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Interpol have issued a “red notice” arrest warrant against two German Federal Intelligence Service agents who they say are connected to a plot to launch a dirty bomb attack in Belgium in the coming weeks. The agents are suspected of importing ‘highly radioactive’ debris from the FlyDubai plane crash and of killing Brussels atomic plant worker Didier Prospero two days after the Brussels attack. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, the circumstances leading to these “critical actions” undertaken by the FSB were begun earlier today when the Port of Vladivostok reported... more »

9/11 WTC Tower Had Power Turned Off For 36 Hours Weekend Before Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A former data center worker who worked at one of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings before the 9/11 attacks has come forward with bombshell information that suggests explosives were planted in the buildings in the weeks prior to the attacks on September 11, 2001. Scott Forbes was employed by Fiduciary Trust Company International, located on the 97th floor of the South Tower at the WTC complex. He says there were some very strange events in the weeks leading up to the attacks, including; a complete power down of the building for over 36 hours, and mysterious ‘engineers’ doing wo... more »

AP Explains: Violence Against Christians in Pakistan

KATHY GANNON at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Pakistani nuns hold candles during a vigil for victims of Sunday's deadly suicide bombing in a park, Monday, March 28, 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing at least 70 people.] ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The suicide bombing in the city of Lahore on Easter underscores how Pakistan’s Christian minority has become an easy target for the country’s Islamic militants, although Musli... more »

Hundreds of Stanford Students Want Western Civilization Requirement Back

Mariana Barillas at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Stanford, United States - October 10, 2011: Students walk underneath a covered walkway at the Stanford University campus on their way to classes. Originally established in 1891, the university has over 15,000 students.] Some millennials might be spurring a comeback of Western civilization at one of the nation's premiere universities. Stanford University students will vote April 7 and 8 on whether to reinstate a two-quarter Western civilization requirement after the success of a campus-wide... more »

It’s Open Season on People of Faith in Georgia

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: The seal of the state of Georgia hangs behind Gov. Nathan Deal as he speaks during a press conference to announce he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday, saying, "I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia." (AP Photo/David Goldman)] Georgia's Republican governor stunned the state's religious community Monday by vetoing legislation that would... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Jeff Wayne, “War of the Worlds”, Full Album

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Jeff Wayne, “War of the Worlds”, Full Album - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st24-6JQos8

The Daily "Near You?"

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

USGS Warn 7 Million Americans At Risk From Fracking Induced Earthquakes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The U.S. Geological Survey (UGCS) have warned that up to 7 million American citizens are at risk from both natural and “induced” earthquakes, caused by fracking. UGCS published an earthquake hazard map showing the areas where Americans are most at risk. Washingtonpost.com reports: The list of places at highest risk of man-made earthquakes includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio and Alabama. Most of these earthquakes are relatively small, in the range of magnitude 3, but some have been more powerful, including a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in 2011 in Oklah... more »

Organic Wine In California Found Contaminated With Monsanto’s Glyphosate

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Following the report showing that 14 beers tested positive for glyphosate in Germany, a new set of results from the Microbe Inotech Lab in St.Louis has revealed that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller has made its way into organic wine produced in California. 10 different wines from various vineyards contained the cancer-causing chemical glysophate – with levels ranging from 0.659 ppb in organic to 18.74 ppb in conventional wine. Ecowatch.com reports: The wines tested came from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. The brand names of the wines were not revealed, and ... more »

Eerie UFO Footage Shows Aliens Knew About 9/11

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Video evidence of a purported UFO has surfaced showing alien spacecraft flying near the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2001. A series of YouTube videos by Australian Phil Young suggest that aliens worked in conjunction with elements within the U.S. government to orchestrate 9/11. Clapway.com reports: LARGE BLURRY UFOS SAW 911 Somewhere out there, a society of out of focus aircraft are terrorizing Earth and are responsible for 911. Either that, or the footage that Philip Young has showed it utter junk. Why is it that when it comes to getting conspiracies ... more »

Satire: "Media Unimpressed as Sanders Barely Gets Seventy Per Cent of Vote"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Media Unimpressed as Sanders Barely Gets Seventy Per Cent of Vote"* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— "Bernie Sanders failed to impress major media outlets over the weekend as he barely managed to win seventy per cent of the vote in three western primaries. The major cable networks briefly mentioned Sanders’s vote tallies in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii but noted that he ran out of steam well shy of eighty per cent. “There’s no point in sugarcoating it,” one analyst put it. “Rough night for Sanders.” According to one cable executive, Sanders needs to “put up some ... more »

Is Jeremy Corbyn an Effective Leader?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
According to his many detractors inside and out the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn is perceived to be an ineffective opposition leader. Quite apart from his politics, the standard line is he just isn't very good at the business of opposing. As I'm someone who unfashionably believes in the utility of thinking about things critically, it is reasonable to state that assertions (Jeremy's no good) have to be backed up by evidence (here's why Jeremy's no good). So let's have a look. John Woodcock widely-trailed article sees him take Jeremy to task for 'the list' (the providence of which is ... more »

Psychology: "Why Smart People Are Better Off With Fewer Friends"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*Why Smart People Are Better Off With Fewer Friends"* By Christopher Ingraham "Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart. That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the "British Journal of Psychology." Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University dig in to the question of what makes a life well-lived. While traditionally the domain of priests, philosophers and novelists, in recent years survey researchers, economists, biologists and scientist... more »

Israel Urge All Citizens To Evacuate Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Israel have urged all citizens travelling in Turkey to evacuate “as soon as possible” following intel of an impending ISIS attack. An upgraded travel advisory warning predicts a follow-up attack to the March 19 suicide bombing in Istanbul. A statement by the Israeli counter-terrorism bureau said there is a “high concrete threat” that ISIS will attack Turkish tourist attractions. Yahoo News reports: “It has been decided to upgrade the existing travel warning vis-a-vis Turkey from a basic concrete threat to a high concrete threat, and to reiterate our recommendation to the public to ... more »

Bizarre Donald Trump Tombstone Appears In New York’s Central Park

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A bizarre Donald Trump tombstone has appeared in the middle of Central Park this Easter holiday weekend, with the date of his death left blank. The tombstone is inscribed: Made America Hate Again, and as yet nobody has come forward to take credit for the prank. Zerohedge.com reports: As part of Trump’s blistering, unconventional and very unexpected rise to the top of the Republican presidential nominee ranks, he has seen his share of threats – some serious, most in jest – to both his person, and in some cases his life. Apocryphally, some commentators have predicted that a Trump pre... more »

If You Were A Candidate, Would You Want A Gaggle Of Corrupt DC Lobbyists Like Haley Barbour Raising Money For You?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Why is our government such a mess? Follow the money* By 2008, no one considered reactionary Georgia Blue Dog John Barrow an actual Democrat. He was voting for the toxic Republican agenda more consistently than a dozen Republicans were! That year progressives in Georgia felt they had finally found a candidate who could beat him in a primary, highly respected and accomplished state Sen. Regina Thomas, once Deputy Majority Whip of the Georgia House and in synch-- unlike Barrow-- with every issue Obama was presenting to the American people. When Obama stabbed her in the back and endors...more »

A Back Stabbing Obama, Cannot Face His Intended Target- Erdogan

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Before I get into this latest news from Washington Post- * *I wish to thank the main stream media for prepping the 'bad Turkey' narrative. I wish to thank the so called alt media, also. You all did your jobs well. You have created the needed hostile bias, in the masses, for yet another nation to be destroyed. Thanks to you we will have more environmental destruction, resource waste, death, family destruction, ethnic cleansing and weaponized refugees. * * You have sold the NATO agenda well. You have promoted the expansion of Israel. And Sykes Picot 2.0. * * I can't do these things...... more »

Sen. John McCain Can’t Beat the Democrat, So Why is He Still in the Race?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: John McCain - 900] Senator John McCain, Arizona’s senior senator and one of the most moderate Republicans in Congress, is going to turn 80 this year, but still insists on running for reelection. This despite polls showing he will lose the general election to his Democrat challenger, Congresswoman... more »

Man Shot by Police After Drawing Weapon at US Capitol

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Law Enforcement and rescue vehicles are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016, after a U.S. Capitol Police officer was shot at the Capitol Visitor Center complex, and the shooter was taken into custody.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Capitol Police officers say a man was shot by police after drawing a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint. He was taken to the hospital. A female bystander also sustained minor injuries. Chief of Police Matthew R.... more »

Scientists Find No Evidence Polar Bears are Undergoing a ‘Climate Crisis’

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Polar bears - 900] A new study by Canadian scientists once again debunks the notion polar bears are currently being harmed by global warming. Researchers with Canada's Lakehead University found "no evidence" polar bears are currently threatened by warming. "We see reason for concern,... more »

Sociopaths in Science

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Last night I was reading Jacob Darwin Hamblin's excellent Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism. I strongly recommend the entire book. Last night I was focusing on Hamblin's historical account of debates occurring in the 1950s over whether or not atmospheric testing was impacting the weather. Hamblin demonstrates that US meteorologists adamantly rejected the idea that atomic testing could have caused the highly unusual weather patterns in 1955 and 1956 despite considerable evidence suggesting potential impacts. In the early 1960s, scientists working with ... more »

Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown Happened 37 Years Ago

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Monday marked the 37th anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the first major nuclear power plant emergency to rattle the U.S. and the world. On March 28, 1979, a minor incident at a nuclear power plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania quickly turned into a major nuclear accident with the world holding its breath as the reactor core went into meltdown. Incredibly the fictional film “The China Syndrome” starring Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas and Jack Lemmon was released depicting the exact scenario just days before the accident, which added more fuel to the nuclear meltdown ...more »

Tibor Machan, 1939-2016

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Very sad this morning to hear of the passing of Tibor Machan, a philosopher and friend who some of you may remember from his visits to New Zealand as a thoughtful man, a warm conversationalist, and a masterful and articulate presenter able to teach knowledgably on almost any topic. Tibor was one of life's true gentlemen, and he was, in a way, an inspiration for me starting this blog. Hosting him, we noticed that when Tibor had a thought or found a new argument, he would immediately disappear to begin writing it down--emerging soon as a polished piece of prose, then appearing in a ... more »

Brussels Terrorists Searching For Radioactive Isotopes For Dirty Bomb

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An expert in nuclear security has told the a Russian news agency that the Brussels terrorists were probably searching for radioactive isotopes for dirty bomb production rather than planning a terrorist act at a nuclear power plant Tass reports: “The terrorist group that committed the terrorist acts in Paris and Brussels showed interest in the Belgian nuclear facilities most probably for the purpose of gaining access to highly radioactive isotopes for creating a radiological explosive device, the so-called dirty bomb, rather than exploding a nuclear power plant,” the expert said. All... more »

Photos Memorial Land Defenders Caceres, Garcia, Wolverine, 43 Students

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Photos by Sharon Kravitz 'Say Their Names' Published with permission at Censored News Vancouver BC .

Trump Grilled By Dean of Wisconsin Conservative Talk Radio

JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Dec. 2, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. In television news, a telephone interview is usually frowned upon. Yet Donald Trump's fondness for them is changing habits and causing consternation in newsrooms, while altering traditions of political access.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump tangled with the dean of a conservative Wisconsin talk radio on Monday, enduring a harsh grilling as he prepared to campaign in the state ahead of its upcomin... more »

Why This Governor Opposes a Bipartisan Bill to Subsidize Solar Energy

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Maine Gov. Paul LePage greeted three teachers from China who will teach in Maine schools in the Cabinet Room of the Maine Statehouse on Aug. 22, 2011.] Maine Gov. Paul LePage is fighting a bipartisan proposal designed to boost solar power development in the state by a factor of 12, arguing that it would benefit only the wealthy. At a business expo Thursday in central Maine, LePage, a... more »

It's a Failure

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
The Pentagon fights the CIA...in Syria! Different militias backed by the two U.S. war-making departments have apparently started fighting each other...all at the American taxpayer's expense. For more on this RT is joined by former CIA officer Ray McGovern

Donald Trump Borrowed Money From Wall Street Banksters

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump’s relationship with Wall Street bankers comes under scrutiny. Something that the main stream media failed to do when president Obama was running for office claiming that he wasn’t taking money from Wall Street lobbyists. Wall Street On Parade reports: Five days ago, the Washington Post ran an article that was headlined “Why the rise of Donald Trump has even Wall Street worried.” It quoted an anonymous source who stated that “I can’t find connective tissue between the financial sector and Trump.” Similarly, eight days ago the Wall Str... more »

The CIA's Brilliance

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*You've got to give credit where credit is due. * *An excerpt from, "Scientology & the CIA" By Mark Hackard, Espionage History Archive, February 27, 2016: * In 1989 in London former CIA officer Miles Copeland’s memoirs, *The Game Player*, were released, in which he told of a scheme set into action during the early-mid 1950s by his colleague Bob Mandelstam. The scheme was called “Occultism in High Places.” * Its idea was simple: since some leaders and heads of governments had the habit of consulting with astrologers and other occult advisors, American intelligence officers were to... more »

Screen Time Reward Tokens

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
- *“This post was sponsored by Nintendo as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”* As a parent, I think it can be easy to demonize technology. All of our kids have thrown a tantrum or two about a game they wanted to play. It is easy to feel frustrated and want to cut it out of your life. I have tried to cut it out completely more than once and it has led to fights and hurt feelings. I have decided instead of focusing on my frustrations, I wanted to embrace technology. Find ways to bring it in... more »

Who are the free traders?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 9 hours ago
Paul Krugman has an odd column today, suggesting that if you are a free trader, the Democrats are historically a better bet for you. He writes, When I say that Republicans have been more protectionist than Democrats, I’m not talking about the distant past, about the high-tariff policies of the Gilded Age; I’m talking about modern Republican presidents, like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Reagan, after all, imposed an import quota on automobiles that ended up costing consumers billions of dollars. And Mr. Bush imposed tariffs on steel that were in clear violation of international... more »

Georgia Governor Caves to Big Business, Vetoes Religious Freedom

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal speaking at a GAGOP event at the Dekalb Peachtree Airport on November 3, 2014.] Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal has caved to pressure from big business and special interests and vetoed a very modest religious liberty bill. This shows the lack of courage of many in the political class, and also highlights the extreme nature... more »

Our Capitol is Turning into Tombstone

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
There was a shooting at the US Capitol earlier this afternoon that placed the entire Hill on lockdown. The shots originated at the Capitol Visitor's Center and one policeman suffered a minor injury while the shooter has been apprehended. You have to wonder how many Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats (hereafter referred to as NRA fucksticks) on Capitol Hill right now are honestly thinking to themselves that this mayhem is all worth it to protect our second amendment rights. So, go ahead, Trump, go look at your fucking fine print. I'm sure that bringing guns to the RNC ... more »

U.S. Capitol & White House On Lockdown

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The U.S. Capitol and White House were put on lockdown following a “potential security threat.” There were reports of an active shooter. Members of Congress and the tourists who were visiting the building were told to shelter in place. @AP_Politics@NewsandRecord Gunshots reported in U.S. Capitol visitors center, workers in Capitol told to “shelter in place”: Senate sources — Lex Lopez (@Sox2112) March 28, 2016 No one is allowed to enter or exit any of the buildings in the congressional complex. Anyone outside is being advised to “seek cover immediately,” according to local media rep...more »

Jolly To Antarctica To Save The Planet!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the “You could not make it up department”! http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/destination-of-the-week/17-indian-explorers-spellbound-by-antarctica/ Reblogged from Sunshine Hours: Students set sail to save the world! … university students, techies, researchers, executives and greens with a common cause to save earth from ill-effects of greenhouse emissions, rapid urbanisation, excess consumption of natural resources […]

Russia Questions British Silence Over ISIS Defeat In Palmyra

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Russian embassy in the UK has tweeted the UK foreign office asking why they have failed to address the retaking of Palmyra from ISIS militants. The recapture of the ancient city on Sunday by the Syrian government was made possible with the help of Russian airstrikes. Liberation of Palmyra a major victory over ISIS.Wonder why @UKagainstDaesh & @foreignoffice keep silent about it pic.twitter.com/BNRPKPZXeN — Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) March 28, 2016 RT reports: Calling the retaking a “major victory over Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL],” the embassy tweeted that t... more »

One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
This is an excellent approach to producing a huge amount of tomatoes on a single hill. Four productive plant with ample controlled watering ensures full growth. those same plants would demand at least four times more space and would typically want to sprawl which limits the amount of fruit. It also looks easy to adopt as well. Be sure to get plenty of sunlight. Add in Straw bale potato growing and we have another controlled production protocol. *One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes* James Bryan had a bright idea that resulted in something brilliant. Gardeners and repurpos... more »

Officials Say Brussels Terror Cell Is Too Large to Wipe Out

Geoffrey Ingersoll at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken on Saturday, March 26, and made available on Sunday, May 27, 2016, Italian Police arrest a man, kneeled at right, in the southern city of Bellizzi, near Salerno, Italy. Police identified the man detained as Djamal Eddine Ouali, an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the recent terror attacks in Paris. According to police he was sought under a European arrest warrant for alleged involvement in a network in Brussels which makes false documents, including those used by extremists implicated in the Paris and Brussels attack... more »

Every Remaining Candidate’s Position on the Common Core

Blake Neff at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Common Core Candidates - 900] Common Core hasn't turned out to be the big-time 2016 issue some predicted, but the issue keeps popping up at the state level, and with another wave of standardized test boycotts possibly on the way, it could still influence some primary... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“Time to Sell the Family Home?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Time to Sell the Family Home?”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – “Another indecisive week in the markets... China did not blow up. Energy company debt did not melt down. And investors did not panic in the face of a slowing world economy, falling corporate earnings, and central bank absurdities. This morning, all seems well. But nothing fails like success. Throw a lot of money at any market, and you are asking for trouble. Today, readers are urged to check their real estate holdings. *Tide of Money: *Last year, more than one-third of the houses sold in Vancouver went to Chinese buyers.... more »

"Huge Changes Coming April 1st - More Signs Banks Have Begun 'Tightening The Screws'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Huge Changes Coming April 1st-* * More Signs Banks Have Begun 'Tightening The Screws'" * World On Edge As Insiders Warn: 'Get Out While You Still Can' And 'Try To Hold On To What You Already Have' By Stefan Stanford "A notice recently received by Susan Duclos from her bank that we see published below was likely the same notice that a Steve Quayle reader described in a recent SQAlert. Telling her that her 'credit limit' had been changed to a 'credit access line' by a bank owned by JP Morgan Chase & Co., most people who received the notice probably thought nothing of it. However, t... more »

Hillary's Hideous Honesty

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
You can take the woman out of the authoritarian New York Times, but you can't take the authoritarian New York Times out of the woman. Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor ever to be hired and fired by the Paper of Record, has a new gig writing a bi-weekly column on politics for the centrist *Guardian*. That is neoliberal code for writing a bi-weekly press release for Hillary Clinton. In Monday's offering, Abramson touts Hillary's "shocking honesty". Clinton's problem is not corruption, Abramson claims. Her problem is a lack of transparency about her own innate decency. ... more »

Western Leaders Silent After Syrian Army Defeat ISIS In Palmyra

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
David Cameron like other Western leaders has remained silent after ISIS suffers its biggest military defeat in more than two years, following the recapture of Palmyra by Syrian government forces. The Russian embassy in the UK has even publicly questioned why the British government has failed to address the retaking of Palmyra from ISIS militants. If the bad guys have been removed, why are they not celebrating? Isn’t that what they wanted? Is it because it was the Syrian army, along with Hezbollah from Lebanon, the Iranians, and the Russians who finally drove the terrorists out of t... more »

Media Fakery, Numerology & Coincidence Theory in Brussels Terror Theatre

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - It feels as though we are living through another season of Homeland, or 24.

Campaign watch: Covering Candidate Trump is fun!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016So says the New York Times:* We're not sure when we've seen more bad journalism than we've seen in the past four days. It's like they have no basic skills at all. We'll get to as much of this mess as we can in the next few days. That said, we thought we'd start with one exchange that made the analysts howl. It involved remarks by Ashley Parker of the New York Times. When it comes to political coverage, does any other major new org have such a fatuous culture? On yesterday morning's Mediabuzz, Howard Kurtz interviewed three media sources about the recent wife...more »

White House Adds Fun Run to Annual Easter Egg Roll

KEVIN FREKING at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and the Easter Bunny wave from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016, to participants on the South Lawn during the annual White House Easter Egg roll.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Calling the moment bittersweet, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of children to the South Lawn of the White House Monday morning for the final Easter Egg Roll of his presidency. The egg... more »

Ethics committee asks journal to retract paper about controversial growth-stunting treatment

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A journal has retracted a paper on a controversial course of treatment used to stunt the growth of disabled children, at the request of the human research ethics committee at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. The paper described the so-called Ashley Treatment — explored last week in the New York Times — in which disabled […] The post Ethics committee asks journal to retract paper about controversial growth-stunting treatment appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Wake up...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*you're being manipulated.* Do the people who have already picked their savior™ really believe it is beneficial to the cause of defeating Hillary to hurl disdain and insults toward the people who have chosen a *different* savior™ The MSM, internet trolls, and public opinion polls are all working in tandem and logging in tons of overtime to manage your attitude and responses. Is it so hard to believe that Cruz really didn't know some super PAC was behind the picture of Melania Trump being posted in order to sway voters in Utah? Conversely, is it so hard to believe that Trump was *... more »

Happy Easter

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago

Adjournment of a civil trial

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*Turbo Logistics Canada Inc. v. HSBC Bank Canada,* 2016 ONCA 222: [18] The applicable principles are well understood. They were expressed by this court in *Khimji v. Dhanani* (2004), 69 O.R. (3d) 790, per Laskin J.A. dissenting, but not on this point, at para. 14: A trial judge enjoys wide latitude in deciding whether to grant or refuse the adjournment of a scheduled civil trial. The decision is discretionary and the scope for appellate intervention is correspondingly limited. In exercising this discretion, however, the trial judge should balance the interests of the plaintiff,... more »

Fragrant Recall

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
<> <> <> I lay my pulse on the soft swell of your belly. Your taste drips from my tongue. I watch your spine bend like the horizon. Orchid lips open petal sweet in pink flush. I rise upon your heady fragrance. <><><> <><> <>

Campaign watch: Kristof says press corps empowered Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016Big cable star says that's nuts:* In yesterday's New York Times, Nicholas Kristof stated the obvious. The upper-end press corps, "television in particular," has empowered Candidate Trump. By now, almost everyone has noticed this fact. Here's the way Kristof started: KRISTOF (3/17/16): Those of us in the news media have sometimes blamed Donald Trump’s rise on the Republican Party’s toxic manipulation of racial resentments over the years. But *we should also acknowledge another force that empowered Trump: Us.I polled a number of journalists and scholars, and...more »

North Korea Simulates Nuclear Attack on DC ‘If Imperialists Provoke Us’

Steve Birr at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 18, 2016.] North Korea released a propaganda video Saturday depicting a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C., claiming the dictatorship will launch nuclear missiles if provoked by "American imperialists." The video, ominously titled Last Chance, shows numerous recordings of missile launches from submarines and various... more »

Glitch-O-Rama and the Leaking Matrix

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Every awake and activated soul on this planet is a glitch in the matrix.

The Economy: "New Legislation Permits Authorities to Freeze Accounts and Use Them For Bail-ins"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"New Legislation Permits Authorities to * *Freeze Accounts **and Use Them For Bail-ins"* by Phoenix Capital Research "The world will soon be facing a tsunami of defaults on bad debts. This will include municipal or local government defaults, governments “defaulting” on promises they’ve made to the people (Social Security, Medicaid), a default on the social contract between society and politicians such as the one in Cyprus (a default on the notions of private property and Democracy), stealth defaults on debts in the form of inflation and finally, of course, outright sovereign defaul... more »

Lawsuit Challenges North Carolina Anti-Discrimination Law

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Gavel on LGBT Flag - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Opponents of a new North Carolina law blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules and requiring transgender students to use bathrooms assigned to their biological sex wasted little time challenging the measure, filing a federal lawsuit... more »

Conflicting EPA Regulations Could Cause Puerto Rico Blackouts

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: power grid] Puerto Rico is caught between conflicting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that could shut down the island's power grid next month, making blackouts a serious possibility. The U.S. territory was attempting to comply with EPA emissions standards by transitioning from the island's... more »

Argentina: The Modesto (Cota) Coleman Case (CE-3, 1992)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Argentina: The Modesto (Cota) Coleman Case (CE-3, 1992)* *By Silvia Pérez Simondini* One of the most significant cases in Argentinean ufology took place on October 16, 1992 in Victoria, Province of Entre Rios. Its protagonist was Modesto Colman (Cota, to his friends), a man of great valor, a cattleman, but also the caretaker of a field adjacent to his own “chacra” (farm) whose owner was a butcher surnamed Spíndola. One night, Cota forgot to shut the mill on the field, and the time being 22:30 hours more or less, he went back to take care of this oversight, taking the opportunity ... more »

Mikey Censors Inconvenient Truths

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/mikey-doesnt-like-it/ Tony Heller has found that Mikey Mann is censoring inconvenient truths: After attacking me with a bunch of BS, Michael “An Embarrassment To The Profession” Mann has deleted my response. He can’t win a debate, so he censors. (31) Michael E. Mann – Another must-read from Greg […]

Did we know we were lying? Of course we did.

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Mug shot of Jeffrey Dahmer taken immediately after his 1991 arrest by the Milwaukee Police Department* *by Gaius Publius* Short and impossibly ugly. To lack a conscience is to lack any inner sense of what's right and wrong. In extreme situations, the medical condition is described as psychopathy or sociopathy. Jeffrey Dahmer (pictured above) was conscienceless. He trapped, killed and ate people without remorse. He caused great harm because it pleased him to do so. Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 men and boys. Richard Nixon, John Ehrlichman and the team around them did much worse. Ehrlic... more »

Research: TV is Intellectually and Socially Dumbing Down Young Children

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Even more good reasons to turn off your TV, or better yet, get rid of it.

ISIS Kidnap, Torture Then Crucify Catholic Priest On Good Friday

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Islamic Sate in Yemen allegedly crucified a Catholic priest on Good Friday. Father Tom Uzhunnallil was abducted from a retirement home where four nuns were shot dead among 16 killed on March 4 during a raid by ISIS gunmen. The Independent reports: There were fears of the Islamist group’s intention to kill Tom Uzhunnalil, who was believed have been kidnapped, after rumours circulated online suggesting he may be crucified around the holy festival. Mr Uzhunnalil is believed to have been taken from a retirement home in Yemen during an attack by Islamic extremists on 4 March. The gro... more »

Five Deadly Terror Attacks Which Failed To Grab Media Attention

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The terror attacks in Paris and Brussels have rightly caused huge outrage across the world, but as millions in the West took to social media to share their anger and grief, there are numerous other attacks across the globe that go largely unreported in the mainstream media. The list below complied by RT highlights just five that have been largely forgotten: NIGERIA – Over 80 killed, children burned to death On January 30, Boko Haram terrorists killed 86 people after they attacked a village in northeast Nigeria. The assault took place on the outskirts of the city of Maiduguri, which i... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Busy with Easter celebrations today. Blogging will return later this evening.

World News Briefs -- March 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN*: *Pakistan bombing: Suspects, arms seized after attack on Christians kills 69* Lahore, Pakistan (CNN)Security forces, hunting for suspects in the deadly Easter Sunday bombing targeting Christians in a Lahore park, raided locations in three cities overnight and arrested suspected terrorists, a military spokesman said Monday on Twitter. No details were given on who had been arrested or what role -- if any -- they may have played in the bombing, which killed at least 69 people, a local government spokesman told CNN. Twenty-four children were among the dead, according to Punjab... more »

Fidel Castro to Obama: We Don’t Need Your ‘Presents’

MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Castro - 900] HAVANA (AP) -- Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that “we don’t need the empire to give us any presents.”...more »

EFN Asia 57, Conference 2014 in Hong Kong, part 2

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
Continuation of notes made by *Karthik Chandra* during Conference 2014. The full 25-pages notes are posted in http://efnasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/EFN-Asia-2014-Conference-Report.pdf ---------- Day 1, November 6, 2014 Opening Key Note Address: “Economic Growth and Income Inequality” *Dr. Razeen Sally* The National University of Singapore (NUS) • As liberals, we always face this rather fundamental issue of why at all should we bother to address the issue of income inequality. • Such inequality has two facets: inequality of outcomes (a “collectivist approach” of typical social... more »

Three-Year-Old Randomly Beheaded In Front Of Mother In Taiwan

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A three-year-old girl riding a bicycle was randomly attacked by a man from behind who proceeded to behead her in front of her helpless mother outside a subway station in Taiwan’s capital Taipei. Police have arrested a man following the attack according to local media The Mirror reports: According to reports, the man grabbed the girl from behind and decapitated her with a cleaver as she rode on her balance bike down the street with her mum. The mother, who was taking the girl to see her grandfather, desperately tried to prevent the attack but could not save her daughter. People nearby... more »

New California Poll: Trump, Cruz in Statistical Dead Heat Among Likely Voters

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken March 19, 2016, Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.] Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump holds a narrow lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in California, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times statewide poll released Sunday. The results show Trump polling at 37 percent, with Cruz following at 30 percent and Ohio Gov.... more »

How does an abstract get published without any of the authors knowing?

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Thrombosis Research has removed an abstract after all seven authors authors listed did not know that it had been submitted for publication. We’ve seen many instances of some authors not being in on a submission, but a case in which all of the authors are in the dark? That’s new to us. A spokesperson for Elsevier, the journal’s […] The post How does an abstract get published without any of the authors knowing? appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 12 hours ago
*Like a Phoenix from the ashes, Bernie Sanders rises from mainstream media marginalization and Clinton's Arizona vote suppression trickery to score major victories in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii but the momentum and excitement is just beginning and even mother nature wants on the Bernie express: Allen L Roland, PhD* *It ain't over till it's over ~ Yogi Berra* *As Robert McChesney says on The Read News ~ " **He's **still getting massive support. People are just learning about Bernie Sanders in large parts of the country. It's their first introduction to him. And ... more »

Pan-European FBI Needed To Counter Terror Threat – Ex-Brussels Mayor

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Francois-Xavier de Donnea, former Minister-President of the Brussels region, former mayor of the city and Belgian politician, discusses security in and around Brussels following the terrorist attacks and how to contain radicalism in the European capital. He believes there is a need to work more on an international basis in Europe, saying some kind of European FBI should be established and suggests having a single police and intelligence organisation, working for the whole of the European Union. It looks like the steps towards a New World Order are being justified one by one..all par...more »

My Tribute to Mother Angelica, Daughter of the Risen Savior

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A EWTN banner showing Mother Angelica (R) hangs on the media tent beside the satellite truck at the March for Life event in 2012.] Like millions, the death of Mother Angelica has moved me deeply. I join my own voice to the throngs who, over the coming days, will share how this courageous woman of God, faithful bride of Christ and beautiful religious sister,... more »

Lindbergh Enjoyed The Weather In 1938

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Broadlands Talking of warm March weather in the past, Broadlands finds this delightful comment in Charles Lindbergh’s Wartime Journal, written on April 3rd, 1938: “Wonderful weather since we landed last month. Was beginning to become enthusiastic about the weather in England until Anne read in the morning’s Observer […]

The Unknown Story Of US Outreach To Iraq’s Shiite Militias, Interview With Richard Welch

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
During the Surge it was well known that one of the winning strategies employed by the United States was to reach out to different insurgent groups and try to get them to turn on the Islamic State. That eventually led to the Sahwa. What is far less known was that the Americans also had a series of talks with Shiite armed groups as well that were opposed to the occupation. The Force Strategic Engagement Cell (FSEC) did much of this work. Richard Welch is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who was the chief of staff of the FSEC. This is an interview with Welch to discuss the little known at... more »

Duckworth Urges No Grading for Her Failed Character Interventions

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When the world found out that psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman, had met with CIA and Pentagon reps following 9-11 to provide information on how learned helplessness might boost interrogation results, he was quick to deny that he had any inkling that his methods would ever be used for torture. As Jane Mayer has written, Professor Seligman says he has no idea why he was called in from his academic position in Pennsylvania, to suddenly appear at this CIA event. He just showed up and talked for three hours about how dogs, when exposed to horrible treatment, give up all hope, and becom...more »

What Katie Did

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Mark Wilson is a Met Office forecaster. Reviewing the progress of storm Katie, he said: “The maximum gust speed recorded was 106 miles per hour at 5am on the Needles on the Isle of Wight. The Needles is a very exposed site and regularly records the strongest UK gust speeds. The […]

Greg Hunter, “Criminal Bankers Control US Government Push War- Paul Craig Roberts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Criminal Bankers Control US Government, Push War- Paul Craig Roberts”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, contends it is no accident why bankers do not get jail time for constantly committing fraud by stealing documents and committing fraudulent, criminal insider trading and market manipulations. Dr. Roberts explains, “Look at Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. They claim they stole documents, and we are determined to destroy them. One of them is hiding out in Russia, and one of them is hiding...more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“Think not of "how," whether in terms of logistics, people, or inspiration, but of the end results you dream of. The end, in thought, combined with action in its general direction, will always create the necessary circumstances, serendipities, epiphanies, ideas, and discoveries necessary to bring about the desired manifestation. The end result forces the "hows" that yield the manifestation, just as long as you keep physically moving. The hard part is done for you. Your part is the easy part: Think and let go. Knock on every door and turn over every stone. Do not insist upon the pat... more »

"Anything Can Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

Serbia: Thousands Protest Against Joining NATO & EU

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Thousands of people took to the streets of Belgrade on Sunday in protest against the government’s recent cooperation agreement with NATO and attempts to gain Serbian membership in the European Union (EU). A deal which was signed in February, guarantees diplomatic immunity and freedom of movement throughout Serbia for NATO troops. The protest was the second public demonstration this week. A similar protest was held on March 24th, coinciding with date the NATO bombing campaign began 17 years ago. RT reports: The troops are to uphold peace and stability in the region in exchange. “We t... more »

On The Terror and Feeding of Trolls: Or, Why I Aim to be an Equal-Opportunity Non-Reporter of DAESH-Inspired Terrorist Incidents

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
I was among those last week, after hearing about the events in Brussels, who tweeted or Facebooked in solidarity with Belgium… but also in solidarity with civilians killed in Ankara, Baghdad, Yemen, later that week Cote d’Ivoire and (as of yesterday) in Lahore, Pakistan and (again) Baghdad. I took some flak for this on Twitter and in […]

It's the Corruption, Stupid

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Given that Bernie Sanders has won five out of the last six Democratic primaries (and possibly lost in Arizona because of massive voter suppression) rumors of his political demise have been rather exaggerated. He even won by huge margins in Hawaii, the home state of Hillary-supporter Barack Obama. But delegate-rich New York, which votes next month, is really the do-or-die state for Bernie. He plans to barnstorm the state as the Brooklyn native versus the Native Stepdaughter, a/k/a the once and future carpetbagger (Arkansas by way of Illinois and D.C.) and presumed nominee. If the re... more »

Neuroscience journal retracts paper for lack of “scientific soundness”

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
An unusual article that considered the concept of change from a systems perspective — including change in medicine, economics, and decision-making, for instance — has, well, changed from “published” to “retracted.” After commenters on PubPeer called the 2014 paper “gibberish” and even suggested it might be computer-generated, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience retracted it, noting it “does not meet the […] The post Neuroscience journal retracts paper for lack of “scientific soundness” appeared first on Retraction Watch.


bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016Prologue–One hundred years of confusion:* In 1905, at age 26, Albert Einstein began a revolution. Ten years later, in 1915, he presented the work which is now described as the general theory of relativity. For the past hundred years, journalists, professors and science writers have been trying to explain what he discovered, invented or said. Late last November, Nova launched the latest attempt. The PBS org aired an hour-long program, Inside Einstein's Mind, timed to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the general theory. To watch the entire program, c... more »

Hung Hsiu-chu ascends to the KMT Throne

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Collage (which appears to consist of pictures of herself) Hung sent around after her victory.* As was easily predictable, reactionary mainlander former presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu was elected to the KMT Chairmanship with 56% of the vote, defeating her Taiwanese rival from Chiayi, Huang Min-hui, who had the backing of party elites. The election was a by-election held to fill the seat left vacant when former Chairman Eric Chu stepped down after the KMT's devastating defeat in the 2016 Presidential election. Hung won because she had the support of the "iron votes", the Deep ... more »

How Open Borders in Europe Pose a Terror Threat in the U.S.

Russ Read at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this image taken October 25, 2015, an inflatable boat filled with refugees and other migrants approaches the north coast of the Greek island of Lesbos. Turkey is visible in the background.] Free movement across borders within the European Union aided the perpetrators of the Brussels and Paris terror attacks, and some experts warn terrorists could take advantage of unchecked travel across borders to carry out attacks in the United States. While U.S.... more »

Trump Ready to Visit Wisconsin, But Cruz Has Head-Start

THOMAS BEAUMONT at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This March 24, 2016, file photo shows Republican Presidential candidate U.S. Senator Ted Cruz making a stop at the Armory restaurant in downtown Janesville, Wis.] OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) -- Donald Trump is planning to make his first campaign visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, where the upcoming Republican presidential primary could mark a turning point in the unpredictable GOP race. But rival Ted Cruz has gotten... more »

Mother Angelica, the Nun Who Shaped the American Catholic Church, Dies at 92

David Mills at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mother Angelica, shown March 2, 1999, was both Mother Abbess of the Lady of Angels Monastery in Irondale, Ala., as well as chairman of the board of the Eternal Word Television Network. Angelica was a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire.] Mother Angelica, the nun who created the television network EWTN and shaped the Catholic Church in America in the late twentieth century as much as any bishop or priest, died yesterday, on Easter Sunday. The Franciscan nun stood for an... more »

Man Arrested After Arriving With Multiple Guns at Large Baptist Church in Memphis

Stream Staff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Bellevue Baptist Memphis__1459169990_173.57.93.201] Memphis’s News Channel 3 reports that “a man is undergoing a mental evaluation after being taken into custody at Bellevue Baptist Church Easter morning.” According to the report, police said church security spotted the armed man and took him into custody without... more »

DC Liberals Unite With Conservatives to Push Education Bill That Promotes Charters and Vouchers

Steve Birr at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this image, Speaker Paul Ryan prepares for a speech on March 23, 2016, in Washington D.C.] A legislative initiative aimed at protecting charter schools in Washington, D.C., is gaining bipartisan support from conservatives in Congress, the District's Democratic mayor and the liberal-dominated D.C. Council. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is attempting to guide a bill... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* "Forgotten Sandlot" Or "The Next Dubai"? This Tiny African Nation Is Now A Geopolitical Hot Spot Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students? 23% Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed De Niro Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Doc From Tribeca Syrians Armed By The CIA Are Fighting Syrians Armed By The Pentagon This Is What's Happening To People Who Live Near The Worst Gas Leak In US History Hawaii May Become First State In US To Decriminalize All Drugs In New Video, North Korea Threatens To "Slap" America With Giant Nuclea... more »

What's He Doing Here, Ma..?

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*He Shouldn't Be Here, Mum... I told you, I Wanted Him to Never Have to Go Through Seeing Me Like This...* 25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Two-seat fighter-bomber Su-32 © Sergey Subbotin / Sputnik *RT: **Russian arms in demand after Syria campaign* The $500 million Russia spent on the military operation in Syria may soon pay off for the Kremlin, reports business daily Kommersant, as Moscow expects $6-7 billion worth of new arms contracts. According to the newspaper’s source, close to military exports and technical cooperation, potential customers are looking to buy the weapons proved in action. These are armaments in the inventory of Russian military or already bought by another country. "In Syria, we achieved two go... more »

Remember Odessa Crimes by Neo-Nazis Supported by U.S.

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
A Ukrainian 'Maidan' Nazi activist confesses to mass murder in Odessa at the Trades Union Hall on May 2, 2014. On that day over 50 unarmed and innocent citizens (including a pregnant woman) were burned alive, shot, and clubbed to death by marauding nationalists from the Right Sector. Journalists of the website "Golos Pravdy" have published this video in which one of the activists of the Maidan, Vitalij Ustimenko confessed to intentionally burning the inhabitants of Odessa on May 2, 2014. The confession video was sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine but there has... more »

Five Year Old ‘Sex Offender’ Investigated By Police In Austria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A five year old preschooler in Austria has been accused of sexually assaulting a three year-old girl by the toddler’s parents. The prosecutor referred the case to the child services after dropping the police investigation. RT reports: Parents of a 3-year-old girl reported a sexual assault of their daughter to the police after her fellow 5-year-old kindergartener allegedly put a Lego brick in her panties. The parents, apparently outraged by such conduct, went straight to police, alleging a “sex attack” and several “other incidents” as compelling evidence, Austrian Krone newspaper rep... more »

No Paragons Of Virtue

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
We in the West were appalled by what happened in Brussels last week. But Chris Hedges reminds us that war promotes depravity on all sides. And, most certainly, our hands are not clean: The Christian religion embraces the concept of “holy war” as fanatically as Islam does. Our Crusades are matched by the concept of jihad. Once religion is used to sanctify murder there are no rules. It is a battle between light and dark, good and evil, Satan and God. Rational discourse is banished. And “the sleep of reason,” as Goya said, “brings forth monsters.” Flags, patriotic songs, a deificati... more »

Global Agribusiness, Dependency And The Marginalisation Of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming And Agroecology

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 15 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF, Global Research *Don't take free content on the web for granted. This article took 12 hours to put together. Please read this. I could not continue to produce these articles without public support.* Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be useful to consider a selection of relevant literature to see what it says about the role of organic farming, how this model of agriculture impacts farmers ... more »

DNA May Now Be Stored In “Synthetic Fossils” Thousands of Years

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Scientists in Switzerland have developed a method to “write” huge amounts of DNA information and a new way to store it. According to Reuters, the researchers plan to store the DNA information in “synthetic fossils” which could potentially survive thousands of years: In past centuries, books and scrolls preserved the knowledge of our ancestors, even though they were prone to damage and disintegration. In the digital era, most of humanity’s collective knowledge is stored on servers and hard drives. But these have a limited lifespan and need constant maintenance. Scientists from ETH Zu... more »

Republicans Can't Pass A Budget Now-- Imagine How Much Worse It Will Get If Trump Or Cruz Is The Nominee!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
In theory, when Miss McConnell and Senate Budget Committee chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) get bogged down trying to get a budget through the Senate, they can blame Bernie, at least in the Budget Committee-- he's the Ranking Democrat-- and Democratic Senate leaders Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer. Budget Committee members, like ritually obstructionist Chuck Grassley, Pat Toomey, Ron Johnson and Kelly Ayotte whine about the Democrats blocking their crackpot schemes for cutting Social Security and Medicare in the guise of "a budget." That's how the Senate works... or doesn't. So bo... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*British headteachers tell staff to use pink ink when they are marking because it is ‘less aggressive’ than red so children will not feel like a failure * Teachers have complained about a ‘ridiculous’ marking system which forces them to use pink ink for negative comments because it is ‘less aggressive’ than red. The bizarre system is being implemented by some headteachers who believe pink is a softer colour which will make children feel less like failures. Many are also making staff use up to six different coloured pens to give different types of feedback to pupils as part of a ‘... more »

Christians Must Unite Now Against LGBT Bullies and Their Allies

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1Showing_your_pride_-_DC_Gay_Pride_Parade_2012_(7356403050)] The mayor of San Francisco has banned all publicly-funded city employees from traveling to North Carolina. The NFL is threatening to block Atlanta, Georgia from hosting a future Super Bowl. The NBA is threatening to relocate next year's All Star game... more »

Catching up: Huadu + links =UPDATED=

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*The Cross-Strait restaurant outside Changbin, where Taiwan is served on a platter daily.* Last week spokesman extraordinaire J Michael Cole wrote a rather odd piece for the China Policy Institute claiming that Beijing now faces 2 independence camps in Taiwan. The piece blew up a dismissive term used by some Taiwan independence types (=Taidu) for independence types who are willing to accept independence under the ROC label (=Huadu) into a full blown political camp. Ben Goren and I pointed out Cole's error in a follow on piece at CPI. Although the piece is creative, it posits a fal... more »

More Evidence Of Mysterious Ninth Planet Near Edge Of Solar System

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Scientists have found more evidence of a ninth planet sitting at the edge of our solar system. Objects have been spotted moving around unusually at the edge of our solar system. And according to one of the scientists who has argued that the hidden planet exists, the best explanation for the strange orbits is the huge mysterious Planet Nine The Independent reports: In January, a pair of scientists argued that they had found another planet, based on calculations using objects at the distant end of our solar system. By studying the orbit of six objects in the Kuiper Belt – a mysterious ... more »

Fools And Their Money

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://uk.news.yahoo.com/forecasters-dial-down-record-easter-232200077.html Fools and their money! Yahoo reported a couple of weeks ago: Gamblers hoping to cash in on record temperatures this Easter may be disappointed. With large parts of the UK enjoying sunshine at the weekend and some places having their warmest day so far this year, bookmaker Coral […]


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Medical researchers embrace open access to research data* *Will Warmists follow suit? Not likely* Warmist "scientists" regularly disgrace themselves by refusing to make publicly available their raw research data. What was once a routine courtesy has been destroyed by Warmist crookedness. But the recent uproar in the social and biological sciences about unreplicable findings makes the issue more critical than ever. It is clear that researchers regularly sift through their data and report only the bits that they like for whatever reason. And from a statistician's viewpoint the... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*A vegan who loves nukes* *There is a HUGE rant by Geoff Russell on "New Matilda" about global warming being caused by farm animals. It bemuses me to see how many words the Green/Left usually take to make their points and this is an example of that. The article seems to go on forever. The Green/Left must be boiling with rage to pour out so many bile-filled words. And despite all those words absolutely nothing is said about how humans have evolved to be omnivores and that any attempt to take meat off our dinner tables would be so widely and strongly resisted as to mak... more »

Baby Shower Diaper Roses

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesatKroger http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV There is nothing more exciting then welcoming a new baby into your circle of friends or your family. I love throwing baby showers and help my loved one get ready for the most exciting time in their life. I have made plenty of diaper cakes in my time, but I have been looking for something new and different for baby showers. These diaper roses have the same kind of fun presence as a time diape... more »

Volcano Erupts in Southwest Alaska; Sends Ash 20,000 Feet

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: The Pavlof volcano erupted on May 18, 2013. The Pavlof volcano is located in the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge.] ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air. The agency says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of... more »

The U.S. Prepares To Track Russian Submarines In the North Atlantic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
NATO forces conduct an anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea off the coast of Norway in May 2015. The Pentagon plans to upgrade the Keflavik Naval Air Station in Iceland to counter Russia's growing military presence in the North Atlantic. Marit Hommedal/NTB Scanpix via Reuters *CSM*: *Why does the Pentagon want to refurbish a base in Iceland?* *The $21.4 million in upgrades are designed to equip the station with reconnaissance planes that will patrol the North Atlantic for Russian submarines.* REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — When the United States closed the Keflavik Naval Air Station in ... more »

Argentina: An Apparition in Venado Tuerto

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: VISION OVNI and Planeta UFODate: March 27, 2016* *Argentina: An Apparition in Venado Tuerto* *By Andrea Pérez Simondini* This Easter Weekend, many people took off in different directions to enjoy their scant summer holidays. Victoria, in the province of Entre Rios, was no exception, nor was the Museum [Museo del Ovni] which was visited by hundreds of people interested in the subject, some skeptics and others having had experiences with the subject. One of them was Charly, as we shall call him. It's a lovely thing to see a person retell an experience in a fully natural w... more »

President Obama Has Turned-Down A One-On-One Meeting With Turkish President Erdogan At This Week's Nuclear Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
President Barack Obama walks along the Colonnade at the White House with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Dec. 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) December 7, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Wall Street Journal*: *Turkish President Faces a Cool Reception in U.S. Visit* Obama turns down one-on-one meeting with Erdogan at nuclear summit, reflecting concerns about key ally’s crackdowns on dissent, Kurdish insurgents When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last traveled to Washington, for a state visit in 2013, President Barack Obam... more »

The Latest: Belgium: 4 Wounded Have Died, 35 Victims in All

AP at The Stream - 17 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) -- The Latest on the March 22 attacks in Brussels at the airport and on the subway system (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Belgian health minister says four of those wounded in the suicide bombings last week... more »

Death Toll from Easter Bombing in Pakistan Reaches 70, Pakistan Begins Three Days of Mourning

ZARAR KHAN & KATHY GANNON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Pakistani Christian women mourn the death of Sharmoon who was killed in a bombing attack, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, March 28, 2016. The death toll from a massive suicide bombing targeting Christians gathered on Easter in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore rose on Monday as the country started observing a three-day mourning period following the attack. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)] LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- The death toll from a massive suicide bombing targeting Christians gathered on Easter in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore rose to 70 on Monday, underscoring the ability... more »

The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar : Week of Thunder from James Clair Lewis

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*The Gaian Dragon I Ching Calendar* *Thunder!* *WAKE UP!* *Recognize the Block. Hear the Thunder. Maintain the Meditative state of mind. Allow for a Decrease. Hold onto Gentleness. Be open to Influence.* *Stir up Enthusiasm. Assert Control. Be the source of Abundance. Create a Return. * *Establish a Following. Simply Bite Through* *A Shock need not be a disaster* *The Image* *Lightning strikes!* *Think about your attitudes.* *Speak your Mind.* *Learn to change.* *The Inside* *The Dragon thinks before it acts. Wait for the opening before you make your move. Supreme Good For... more »

Does The U.S. And Its Allies have Enough Bombs To Fight A War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
DoD *Foxtrot Alpha*: *U.S. Allies 'Borrowing' Munitions To Drop On ISIS As U.S. Stockpiles Are Also In Question* There is a lot of political talk right now about the U.S. carrying the weight militarily for its allies, including NATO. One actual example of this is the recurring situation where, even in lower-intensity conflicts, our allies run out of guided air-to-ground munitions to drop on the enemy. Well, it has happening once again over Iraq and Syria, and the U.S. has stepped in like always as the big bomb and missile sugar daddy. But are even U.S. stockpiles up to the Pentago... more »

16 U.S. Navy Ships Are Still Contaminated With Radiation After Fukushima

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2011) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct a countermeasure wash down on the flight deck. Sailors scrubbed the external surfaces on the flight deck and island superstructure to remove potential radiation contamination. Ronald Reagan is operating off the coast of Japan providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas A. Groesch/Released) *Zero Hedge*: *Five Years After Fukushima, 16 U.S. Cleanup Ships Are Still Contaminated With... more »

Your Hearts Have The Key To Your Liberation - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*Your minds have been infected by darkness, yet your hearts have the key to your liberation. For, the heart is the center of your being and the seat of your greatest power to create.* *Look to your hearts for inspiration, look to your hearts for direction, look to your hearts for love and direct that love first back to yourselves and then out to others.* *For, the heart has the healing power to heal all ills and confusions of the mind. For, the mind often tends toward mischief, whereas the heart tends toward healing. The healing of human bodies, emotional distress, mental disord... more »

Chocolate Bark and Printables!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Last week almost 200 links were dropped into the Get It Together with Bloggers Get Social! We were absolutely thrilled that this link up received so much support. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing ne... more »

Buy My Book or I'll Waterboard You

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
Just kidding. As some of you may know, my newest novel, *Gods of Our Fathers*, got two nibbles on St. Patrick's Day. One is an agent in N. Hollywood and the other a New York-based agency. The former asked for the entire manuscript. The latter, the first three chapters. Maybe I'm just Charlie Brown about to finally kick that football but I'm letting myself get cautiously optimistic that this book will get some competent representation and it'll finally put me on the map. After all, if Lyndsay Faye can get a trilogy of novels about the early NYPD published and a high-powered... more »

Mahmoud’s £8 million Palace and other deserving causes

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Did you know you were contributing to Mahmoud Abbas’s £8million palace? No, neither did I. Nor did I know that I was contributing to the wages of murderers, including Amjad and Hakim Awad, the Palestinian cousins who killed Ehud and Ruth Fogel and three of their children in an unimaginably bloodthirsty manner. I know OMG the Daily Mail is not the most reliable source, and I understand that it puts a sensationalist spin on any gossip, rumour or scandal it lays its hands on, but this isn’t the first time I’ve heard murmurings about this, and I’m glad at least *someone* has managed to... more »

\(Z\gamma\): excess near \(375\GeV\) in new and old ATLAS and CMS data

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Happy Easter! I hope that your Jesus has been resuscitated as in every year and the Israeli readers have passed over whatever they had to. Czechs shouldn't forget that we're living in a leap year. According to some (but not all) authorities, because it's a leap year in 2016, girls should whip the boys today instead of the prevailing setup (a way to guarantee an equality of sexes). *L*adies and *g*entlemen, it's a femdom Easter. ;-) *The music is from Nightwork's hit In sweatpants, move your balls to the right side.* But Easter Monday is just another day in experimental particle ... more »

Happy Flying Zombie Jesus Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 20 hours ago
This is a scaled down version of what we usually have for Easter. Since Mrs. JP is still seriously under the weather, it was up to yours truly to make dinner himself. Baked ham with pineapple chunks, mashed potatoes, corn, Brussels sprouts and a fine Reisling. What did you have?

Feynman and the EPR positronium experiment

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
After a struggle that lasted a month or two, I understood that a very different quantum framework of physics was needed when I was 16 or 17. During that struggle, I was trying to complete a program outlined by Einstein – to describe all atomic phenomena using a model that was basically a classical field theory of a sort. I had various tricks to explain the quantization of the charge in terms of topological invariants – elementary particles were solitons (especially skyrmions, and they were wormholes of various topologies before that). But to explain the hydrogen atom, I needed to st... more »

Chinese Military Will No Longer Be Permitted To Conduct Business With Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Soldiers from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march ahead of the opening session of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at Tiananmen Sqaure in Beijing, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON *Reuters:* *China military to end paid-for services within three years* China's military will end so-called paid for services within the next three years, state media said on Monday, the latest move to modernize the armed forces amid a reform and anti-corruption push. The People's Liberation Army announced the move in November, meaning non-core activities such as ... more »

What Yemen Looks Like After A Year Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Siobhan O'Grady, Passport/Foreign Policy*: *This Is What Yemen Looks Like After a Year of Airstrikes* Hospitals and schools, decimated by airstrikes, lie in piles of rubble on the ground. Children who once played in Sanaa’s bustling streets now tread carefully through the Yemeni capital’s gutted neighborhoods, living in constant fear of being bombed again. For the past year, Saudi Arabia, with support from Britain, France, and the United States, has bombed what it claims is exclusively Houthi rebel targets. But in reality, the Saudi government has contributed to a humanitarian d... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 28, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Airman in Afghanistan-900] A U.S. Air Force airman protects Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Thank you to this brave airman for her service to our country.

AAUP acknowledges: harassment hysteria ruins freedom of speech

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
The New York Times and others have mentioned a Thursday report by AAUP: Professors’ Group Says Efforts to Halt Sexual Harassment Have Stifled Speech AAUP, the American Association of University Professors, has almost 50,000 members in 500 local campus chapters and 39 state organizations. It was founded in 1915 as a feel good organization that also wants to advance academic freedom. Surprisingly, they have noticed that the hysteria directed against the alleged "sexual harassment" has also been indefensibly targeting the "sexual speech", even in courses whose very purpose is to stu... more »

Father Crispi

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This collection is extremely important because it reflects two historical realities. The first is the global extent of the Sea Bourne Bronze Age civilization from at least 3000 BC through 1259 BC. The second is the huge extent of Amazonian agricultural civilization in this same time period and extending through Contact in 1492. This supported the extensive Andean civilizations and made river access possible as well as overland mountain routes. I compare it to the massive Minoan collection from Lake Superior. That some junk was slipped in is no surprise, the real surprise is h... more »

Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Began in an Effort to Gain Stature

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I have no doubt that Trump began planning for this run a decade ago. For him, it meant planning a complete management transition for all his business interests while at the same time advancing his public profile through his reality TV show. Had reality TV not existed, he would have used a similar TV platform. That is why i was not particularly surprised when he did start the process. He was the only true outsider with both public recognition and competence able to run. Better he put himself in position to run as well and that was pretty clear. Michael Bloomberg is his only... more »

Are Plants More Intelligent Than People?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I find this a difficult question. Any given plant means nothing yet the possibility of a group consciousness is very meaningful. It has given rise to the myth of the Green Man and from all that we have turned around and determined and discovered the real existence of the spirit of the Green Man. Such an entity should at least match consciousness of a human spirit. By the way, a million acres of amazon forest is around 1500 square miles of forest or a block of land that is thirty miles by fifty miles. The Amazon happens to be 2,700,000 sq miles. That is around half of one pe... more »

best of wmtc, 2015 edition

laura k at wmtc - 22 hours ago
I barely wrote at all last year, but my editor and partner managed to find a few (possibly) worthy of a best-of post. Thus, this page has been udpated. I miss blogging. I love my job and I love leading our union. I love having a steady paycheque, too! But I miss my old life. #CantHaveEverything #StopWhining #YesIKnowItsAFirstWorldProblem

From Id to Ego to Superego : Milestones in Spiritual Growth

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*"I AM THAT I AM"* *"I YAM WHAT I YAM"* *(and that's all that I am)* *"I AM HE, AND HE IS ME"* *(and we're altogether, googookichu)*

The Swoon Thesis

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*Pilate marvelled if he were already dead...* *Mark 15:44* *Why would they not even bother to attempt breaking his legs...?* If we to find the actual specifics of what really was said to have occurred in connection with the Crucifiction by working directly from the facts as related by the canonic gospels, it's quite apparent that whatever measure of agony and torment he was forced to endure, simply experiencing that alone wouldn't possibly have been cause enough for him to really be dead from what he went through over the span of a single Friday. The Gospels are clear on this - Chri... more »

The Christ Principle

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*How many?* How many what? *How many men did you kill in Korea?* Thirteen, maybe more. *What was it like to kill a man?* You don't wanna know. Now close it up. *Walt! Walt! What're you doing? What're you doing, huh?* Relax. You can't get out of there. *You let me out right now. You fucking let me out or I'll fucking kill you!* Shut the fuck up! You want to know what it's like to kill a man? Well it's goddamn awful, that's what it is. The only thing worse is getting a medal of valour for killing some poor kid that wanted to 'just give up, that's all.' Yeah, some scared little ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The Dark Web Is Too Slow and Annoying for Terrorists https://t.co/FXsDfCxXFF pic.twitter.com/zEcN3oO9yP — Defense One (@DefenseOne) March 28, 2016

(UNC Going to Final Four!)  World Class Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake  (Some Garry Shandling Love)

UNC Going to Final Four! World Class Journalist Spills the Beans, Admits Mainstream Media is Completely FakeRecently, Dr. Ulfakatte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job.He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these

Japan's Radar Post Near The Disputed East China Sea Islands Now Operational

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
BBC *Reuters*: *Japan opens radar station close to disputed East China Sea islands* Japan on Monday will switch on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of disputed islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing. The new Self Defence Force base on Yonaguni is at the western extreme of a string of Japanese islands in the East China Sea, 150 km (93 miles) south of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu in China. "This radar station is going to irritate China," said Nozomu Yo... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Javelin Rocket * U.S. Army Spc. Fernando Jimenez, right, engages a target with a Javelin shoulder fired anti-tank missile during a live-fire as part of Exercise Rock Sokol at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia, March 9, 2016. Jimenez is a paratrooper assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Exercise Rock Sokol is a bilateral training exercise focused on small-unit tactics and building on previous lessons learned, forging the bonds and enhancing readiness between the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and Slovenian armed ... more »

U.S. Air Raids And Drone Strikes Continue In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Suspected U.S. air strikes in Yemen kill 14 militants: residents, medics* ADEN (Reuters) - Air raids killed 14 men suspected of belonging to al Qaeda in southern Yemen on Sunday, medics and local residents said, in one of the largest U.S.-led assaults on the group since a civil war broke out a year ago. The air strikes took place as fresh signs emerged that tensions were easing between the Iran-allied Houthis who control most of northern Yemen and Saudi-led forces after a year of fighting that has killed more than 6,200 people. Residents in southern Yemen said an airc... more »

Two Belgium Nuclear Plant Workers Have Joined The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Two Belgian nuclear power plant workers have joined ISIS leading to fears the jihadis have the intelligence to cause a meltdown disaster* * Two workers from a nuclear power plant in Doel fled to Syria to join ISIS * One was 'killed in Syria' and another served time for terror offences in 2014 * Security guard at a Belgian nuclear research facility murdered in Charleroi * Officials say killing is being treated as a criminal act rather than a terror act * Nuclear power plants are known to be targets for the terror network behind the Brussels bombings Belgian securit... more »

FBI To Interview Hillary Clinton Over Email Scandal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Passaic, New Jersey 1952 The Friendship Case

Video: Syrian Army Retakes Ancient City Of Palmyra From ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Photos by 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. "

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

Lindsey Burke at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ...

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