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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

30 March - am - Blogs I'm Following

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Eels in Myth and Solar cycles

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 minutes ago
[image: Chung_46_29] *Looking forward to roads like this soooonnnnn...* From Eels and Humans, Tsukamoto and Kuroki (Eds.) Freshwater eels (Anguilla spp.) are an important food resource and support large-scale aquaculture in some oriental countries. Taiwan’s climate is ideal for eel stocks living in the wild and for aquaculture. Indeed, the country’s aquaculture industry, which was initiated in the 1960s and peaked in the early 1990s, contributed greatly to Taiwan’s economic development at the time, though much of that production has since been transferred to mainland China. Despite ... more »

"Be Curious..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago
"Children, be curious. Nothing is worse (I know it) than when curiosity stops. Nothing is more repressive than the repression of curiosity. Curiosity begets love. It weds us to the world. It's part of our perverse, madcap love for this impossible planet we inhabit. People die when curiosity goes. People have to find out, people have to know." - Graham Swift

If Fracking Causes Earthquakes And Politicians Take Bribes To Approve Fracking In Earthquake Zones.. What Then?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
The map above is from *National Geographic* and it shows the likelihood of human-induced earthquakes for 2016. That's not a way of tracking a team of obese volleyball players. It's all about fracking. Anyone even tangentially involved with allowing fracking in California should be subject to the... severe punishment, especially if they've accepted money from Oil and Gas interests, in return for their acquiescence, the way Governor Jerry Brown and oily state Senators Ricardo Lara and Isadore Hall have. Oklahoma is getting the most attention-- who ever heard of earthquakes in Oklahom... more »

Foreign Adoptions by Americans Lowest Since 1981

DAVID CRARY at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Jennifer and Eric Sands of Illinois, right, accompanied by their adopted daughter Joy, 12, left, smile as their adopted son Issaac, 12, center arrives from Congo at Dulles International Airport, in Dulles, Va. The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 12 percent last year to the lowest level since 1981, according to new State Department figures. Even with the decline, Ethiopia was No. 2 on the list, followed by South Korea, Ukraine, Uganda, Bulgaria, Latvia and Congo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)] NEW YORK (... more »

Xi's visit to Czech Republic: protests and positives

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*The First Foundation is thataway.* Czech Taiwan and China security expert Michal Thim just posted this to Facebook ++++++++++++ Toward the end of the video (on Youtube), a Chinese woman (I will leave her possible affiliations to everyone's own considerations) tells a Czech citizen that he is not "welcome here". Here means Prague, and she is a part of large group of Chinese "volunteers" who moved around in a buses, ostensibly to welcome Chinese President in Prague, and confronted protesters, especially those who were holding Tibetan flags. In some places they obstructed view with... more »

Fed Foresees Gradual Rate Hikes, Yellen Says. Wall Street Rallies

MARTIN CRUTSINGER & CHARLES SHEEHAN at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses an Economic Club of New York luncheon, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the Fed still envisions only a gradual pace of interest rate increases in light of global pressures that could affect the U.S. economy. Her comments spurred a rally... more »

Department of Justice Brings Asset Forfeiture Back From the Dead

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: federal charges, dylann roof, justice department Loretta Lynch] The Department of Justice said Monday that it is restarting a program allowing local police to seize assets under federal law and pocket the proceeds. Budget cuts last year forced the DOJ to halt the program, but now with new... more »

David Kilcullen and Robert Manne + David Kilcullen: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*"Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror" By David Kilcullen (2016). * *Title: David Kilcullen and Robert Manne. Source: WheelerCentre. Date Published: August 3, 2015. Description: * David Kilcullen is one of the world’s most informed voices on military strategy, guerrilla conflict and terror, and the author of the forthcoming June Quarterly Essay on Islamic State. Australian-born, but now based in Washington DC, Kilcullen has twenty-five years of experience as a student and researcher of counter-terrorism and conflict zone ethnography. After serving as an... more »

Laws

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous: Edmund Burke, 1777

Ivan Koop Kuper : METRO | Saying goodbye to Mike Condray and remembering Liberty Hall

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
Thanks to Condray and crew, Houstonians were treated to many an unforgettable evening of history-making performances. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | March 30, 2016 HOUSTON — On Bruce Springsteen’s 1998 multi-album box set of miscellaneous recordings, … finish reading Ivan Koop Kuper : *METRO* | Saying goodbye to Mike Condray and remembering Liberty Hall

Here Is California’s Economic Future After Huge Minimum Wage Hike

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Protesters call for a $15 minimum wage during a Black Lives Matter march on December 3, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.] California lawmakers and labor leaders are cheering a new deal that, if passed, raises the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, making the Golden State the first state in the country to do so. But labor experts are already... more »

#AFL : Top 10 moments from the long weekend

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
It’s never a bad long weekend when you’re there *live* to see around half of your sport’s top-ten highlights. Enjoy. I know I did: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Yaqui Long Walker Miguel Gomez Walks On

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago

Sensational libertarians and solar power in the Visayas

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
I dislike irresponsible, sensational, alarmism journalism. And this article exactly belongs to that category, and it's from The Libertarian, sus ginoo. "Blackouts across the Philippines", when? what month and day? http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/solar-power-caused-blackouts-across-the-philippines-and-its-going-to-get-worse/ The article said, *“Solar power is wrecking the electrical grid in the Philippines, and the blackouts are only going to get worse, according to reports by power grid operators published Monday.* *Data from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP)... more »

FDA Bombshell: Vaccines Cause Autism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The FDA have openly admitted for the first time that vaccines cause autism, in a revealing document on their website. The document shows an insert sheet for the Tripedia vaccine, and explicitely states that the vaccine may cause “idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea“. Naturalnews.com reports: I’ve also posted a detailed video explanation of the side effects of this vaccine as well as the massive vaccine damage cover-up that continues to be pu... more »

US Gov Admit CIA Militias Fighting Pentagon Militias In Fake Syria War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The LA Times have uncovered evidence that both CIA and Pentagon-backed militias in Syria have been ordered to fight each other, exposing the fake U.S. war in the region. According to the article: 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 contested territory on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, U.S. officials and rebel leaders have confirmed. In mid-February, a CIA-armed militia called Fursan al Haq, or Knights of Righteousness, was run out of the town of Marea, about... more »

US Military Evacuate Civilians And Dependants From Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The U.S. government have ordered an immediate evacuation of families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel in Turkey, following intelligence that suggests ISIS might attack the country. The State Department and Pentagon both said that American staffers at the U.S. consulate in Adana, the Incirlik air base, and two other locations must all evacuate immediately. AP.org reports: In a statement, the military’s European Command said the step “allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region.” The orders cover t... more »

NATO Jets Follow Russian Defense Plane In Deliberate Provocation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russia have accused NATO of military provocation after NATO fighter jets followed Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu’s plane over the Baltic Sea this week. Shoigu was heading towards Kaliningrad over neutral waters when his plane was shadowed by a group of NATO fighters from 2 kilometers behind. RT.com reports: The NATO jets did not approach the defense minister’s plane, which was escorted by several Su-27 fighter jets, according to pool correspondents of RIA Novosti, TASS and Interfax, who were on the same plane as the defense minister. The correspondents identified the planes... more »

Arizona Representative Admits To Election Fraud Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Citizens from Arizona have called for an official investigation into voter suppression after last weeks primaries revealed that thousands of votes were deliberately trashed. U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego has confirmed to angry citizens that “voter suppression happened” during a press conference last week. The primary elections were a mess – people lined up for up to 5 hours, polling stations were deliberately low in number as compared to previous years, and news outlets and Arizona state officials declared Hillary Clinton as the winner early on – despite the fact that only a s... more »

North Korea Warn Citizens To Prepare For Famine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
North Korea have warned its citizens to brace themselves for a possible famine and extremely severe economic hardship in the comings months. State-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun published an editorial saying that the “the road to revolution is long and arduous,” warning citizens that they may have to go “on an arduous march, during which we will have to chew the roots of plants once again,” in reference to the famine in the 1990’s which killed 3 million people. Time.com reports: Rodong Sinmun called for a “70-day campaign of loyalty” and reportedly demanded that the North Korean peopl... more »

Study: Government Surveillance Brainwashes Citizens To Censor Themselves

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A new study published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly has confirmed that widespread government surveillance causes members of the public to self-censor and police each other. The study looked at the effects on dissenting opinions online after citizens were reminded of government surveillance. Disturbingly it found that nearly all participants suppressed their real thoughts and feelings. Activistpost.com reports: From the Washington Post: The “spiral of silence” is a well-researched phenomenon in which people suppress unpopular opinions to fit in and avoid social isol...more »

Trump Campaign Manager Arrested For Beating Up Reporter

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has been arrested and charged with battery, following an incident earlier in the month in which he allegedly assaulted Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. The Jupiter Police Department have confirmed that they formally charged Lewandowski on Tuesday morning following allegations that he assaulted Fields outside of a March 8 press conference at the Palm Beach Country Trump National Golf Club. Patch.com reports: Fields told police she tried to ask Trump a question as he exited the ballroom following his speech. She held up her cellp... more »

Port Henry - Under Construction

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
"When you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax." - Robert Moses The fact that I absolutely love maps probably explains why I'm in the process of building a map for Port Henry, home of our superhero game, with far more detail than is required. As a kid, the first things that got my attention in *The Hobbit* were the excellent maps. I studied New York City subway maps so much that to this day when I visit New York and get asked for directions on the subway I can accurately send them on their way (I stay up to date - I really want to live long e... more »

Sens. Cruz, Lee Accuse Justice Department of Favoring Abortion Clinics Over Churches

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this July 21, 2015 file photo, Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, talk during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled 'Oversight of the Administration's Misdirected Immigration Enforcement Policies: Examining the Impact on Public Safety and Honoring the Victims.'] Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah are accusing the Justice Department of pursuing "frivolous prosecutions" against the pro-life movement and having, according to the senators' offices, "what appears to be an exceptionally heavy bias" in favor... more »

Putin Declares War On Zionist Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the public that there is an information war going on at the moment, and says that for the past two years the Zionist media controlled by the West has done its best to demonize him to the public. Responding to a 2014 Telegraph article entitled, “Europe should punish Vladimir Putin, not the City of London,” Putin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said: “They say that Russia has a bad public image. Do you know who else now has a bad image – the United States. We are currently in a state of information warfare with the trend-setters in the informa... more »

Trump and Clinton: Censoring the Unpalatable

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
By John Pilger A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One. This is drivel, of course; Hillary Clinton leaves a trail of blood and suffering around the world and a clear record of exploitation and greed in her own country. To say so, however, is becoming intolerable in the land of free speech. The... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way. About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized early on as a spiral nebula and is actually one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. Since the galaxy's disk is inclined to our line-of-sight, long telescopic exposures often result in an image that evokes a strong sense of depth. The effect is further enhanced in this sharp image from a small telescope by galaxies that lie beyond the gorgeous is... more »

Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
By John Pilger A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One. This is drivel, of course; Hillary Clinton leaves a trail of blood and suffering around the world and a clear record of exploitation and greed in her own country. To say so, however, is becoming intolerable in the land of free speech. The 200... more »

Hillary, Aides Must Choose: Tell Email Truth or Risk Jail By Lying

Mark Tapscott at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and some of her closest aides have to decide whether to tell the truth or lie to the FBI about her use of a private email and home-brew server to do official business. "This... more »

Judge Finds Evidence of ‘Wrong-Doing and Bad Faith’ in State Department Response to Clinton Email Requests

Hans von Spakovsky at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Judge Royce C. Lamberth speaks at the University of the District of Columbia's David A. Clarke School of Law 2012 Orientation.] In a second loss in less than two weeks, a federal court has once again ruled against the Obama administration, this time in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) tussle with Judicial Watch over the Clinton email fiasco. Previously, on March... more »

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "And Yet..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"And yet, though we strain against the deadening grip of daily necessity, I sense there is this mystery: All life is being lived. Who is living it then? Is it the things themselves, or something waiting inside them, like an unplayed melody in a flute? Is it the winds blowing over the waters? Is it the branches that signal to each other? Is it flowers interweaving their fragrances or streets, as they wind through time?" ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited — but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the deat... more »

better call saul or the kardashians if you want a perfect facebook life

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 3 hours ago
None of that really matters. Turth

"We All Know..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“We all know that something is eternal. And it ain’t houses and it ain’t names, and it ain’t earth, and it ain’t even the stars... everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d be surprised how people are always losing hold of it. There’s something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being." - Thornton Wilder

US & Turkey Are Now Implementing The Next Plan, And Something Big Is About To Happen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Title: US & Turkey Are Now Implementing The Next Plan, And Something Big Is About To Happen - Episode 931b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 29, 2016. Description:* After the Belgium false flag the intelligence community reports that Belgium has too much freedom to fight terrorism. Brazil's government is falling apart. France says its urgent for the unity government to take over Libya. ISIS is now flowing into Lebanon from Syria. US still wants Assad removed. US and Turkey planning the next event, all citizens are ordered to leave Turkey immediately. US pushing for more sec... more »

Candy

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

fun

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
I have a lot of family from around the world visiting us this week. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Is It Fair To Blame The Disintegration Of The Republican Brand On Trumpy The Clown?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Right-wing nut Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) made an interesting observation on Twitter yesterday. He reminded his 4,000 followers that Trump is a disaster and can't even poll above the Republican registration in California. He was referring to the new USC/*L.A. Times* poll that shows Hillary beating Trump in a head-to-head 59-28%. Not only is Trump failing to make any headway among Democrats or Independents, he's likely not even locking up Republicans! Both McCain and Romney took 37% of the vote and even the weak 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate, Neel Kashkari, won 40%. And remem... more »

Gender, Rank and IR: Missing Role Models

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Last week, I asked a question online that was asked of me and then I asked at the ISA two weeks ago: Can you name women of color working in the US or Canada who do IR and are full professors? At the ISA, folks could only name one or two. On twitter and facebook […]

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Doubt..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the handmaiden of truth. Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge; it is the servant of discovery. A belief which may not be questioned binds us to error, for there is incompleteness and imperfection in every belief. Doubt is the touchstone of truth; it is an acid which eats away the false. Let no one fear for the truth, that doubt may consume it; for doubt is a testing of belief. The truth stands boldly and unafraid; it is not shaken by the testing, for truth, if it be truth, arises from each testing stronger, more secure. He that would silence ... more »

Oregon Commission Recommends Removing Judge Vance Day Over Same-Sex Marriage Objection

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Judge Vance Day YouTube - 900] The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability investigated Marion County Judge Vance Day last year for deciding he could not in conscience perform same-sex weddings and therefore would not perform any weddings. Although he is not required to perform weddings at... more »

Is The News From The Mainstream Media Fake?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: "We All Lie For The CIA"* With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte 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 facts: *I’ve been a journalis... more »

Trump Defends Campaign Manager Charged With Battery, Threatens to File Charges Against Reporter

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Aug. 25, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski watches as Trump speaks in Dubuque, Iowa. Florida police have charged Lewandowski with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)] Donald Trump is standing by his man, offering a full-throated defense of campaign manager and accused batterer Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski was arrested and charged with “simple battery” in Florida Tuesday morning for allegedly grabbing and shoving forme... more »

Tense Commuters, Politicians: No More ‘Normal’ in Brussels

RAF CASERT & JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Brussels' Mayor - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgium’s justice minister pleaded Tuesday for critics of Belgium’s intelligence failures to focus on the hunt for those behind last week’s Brussels attacks and November’s massacre in Paris. Investigators say they are still looking for at least... more »

Quote of the Day: On success

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*"People always ask me the secret of my success. It's not really a secret at all. It's simply this: start early and work hard. That's it." * ~ composer Philip Glass, paraphrased from the biographical film 'Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts' . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Constitutional Lawyer: Dem AGs Are Trying to Silence Global Warming Skeptics With Prosecution

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: David B. Rivkin, Jr. speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] A prominent constitutional lawyer has fired back against Democratic attorneys general pledging to investigate oil, coal and gas companies for not being alarmist enough about how global warming will impact their finances. "We should all be concerned when state prosecutors... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 29 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Fed Chief Yellen Had Center Stage Today and She Was Dovish For Days - Next Fed Hike - Maybe 2017 . 2. Currencies In Focus - Real, Ruble, Yen, Euro, Franc All Higher Vs. The US Dollar So Far In 2016 . 3.Global Equities - Around The Horn. 4. Crude Oil News De Jour - Oil Inventory Data - API. 5. Brazil Gov't Set To Topple As PMDB Will Leave Governing Coalition. 6. Egypt Air Hijack - Definitely the Oddball Story Of The Day And It Didn't Even End Badly. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee Crisis News Of The Day. 2. Greece Items Of Note - Non Refugee Crisis. 3. Ukraine Political and Corruption Crisis Continues. 4. Nigel Farage - "Europe Is Burning " )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Overview...... Asia Updates....... As news comes through.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3m 3 minutes ago Japan Crude Imports From Iran More Than Double in Feb.: MOF *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 49m 49 minutes ago Japanese Industrial Production Crashes Most Since 2011 Tsunami http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-2 9/japanese-industrial-production-crashes-most-2011-tsunami … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 55m 55 minutes ago JAPAN FEB. INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT FALLS 6.2% M/M, Nikkei should soar on this news From Earlier...... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h ... more »

How Fasting Can Help You Live Longer

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - What really happens to your body when you fast?

When femicide is justified by men who feel their "honour" has been soiled.

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 6 hours ago
The first post of an informal series, illustrating how and when all the elements of the legal system do work and justice is served. Dorothy Woods. Police officers meticulously collected evidence to document a complicated investigation in a rigorous, professional manner. Here's an interesting series of posts, following the release of her accused killer - *presumed innocent as the legal system goes, and this feminist agrees* - on bail after he was charged. The Crown proceeded with skill, compassion and due diligence. The defendant's lawyer attempted to impugn the integrity and the ... more »

Belgian Imams Refuse to Pray for Souls of Non-Muslim Victims of Brussels Attacks

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
These are the type of mentally backward scum that Belgian authorities have invited into their great country over the years. The orthodox teachings of these Saudi-funded clerics negatively affect social cohesion in a multicultural society and prevent the mature spiritual development of individuals. This partly explains why so many European Muslim youth are joining ISIS and slitting the throats of innocents in Syria. They don't even have the political intelligence to only target regime soldiers, they target anyone who stands opposed to their rigid rules. They are lost and being led b... more »

Thousands Protest As Japan Embraces Militarism

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Thousands protested outside the parliament building in Tokyo against Japan’s controversial ‘war legislation’ that allows the military to take part in armed conflicts oversees. The governments new security law marks a historic departure from Japan’s decades-long pacifism that endured since the end of ww2. Common Dreams reports: The controversial “war legislation,” a package of bills that passed parliament in September and took effect on Tuesday, reinterprets Article 9 of the country’s Constitution, which renounced war as a means to settle international disputes following World War II... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic*:* Brazil’s Deepening Political Crisis* The PMDB, Brazil’s largest political party, has left the ruling coalition, raising the odds President Dilma Rousseff will be impeached. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), Brazil’s largest political party, has left the ruling coalition, raising the odds that President Dilma Rousseff will be impeached. The centrist party’s decision to quit the government immediately, a step that was taken Tuesday at the party’s national leadership meeting in Brasilia, came a day after Tourism Minister Henrique Ed... more »

World News Briefs -- March 29, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) talks to Vice President Michel Temer at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, in this March 2, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/Files *The Guardian:* *Brazil president closer to impeachment as coalition partner quits* *Dilma Rousseff’s hopes of seeing out her four-year term took a major hit when the PMDB voted to leave the governing alliance: ‘This is her D-Day’ says analyst* President Dilma Rousseff’s hopes of seeing out her term of office have received a potentially fatal blow after the biggest party in the Brazilian congress vot... more »

Brussels Bombing Bullshit...The One Question I Need Answered. + Brussels Bullshit Bombing Images...Amazing Coincidence

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
The world is being hoodwinked. *Title: Brussels Bombing Bullshit...The One Question I Need Answered. Source: Peekay Truth. Date Published: March 29, 2016.* *Title: Brussels Bullshit Bombing Images...Amazing Coincidence. Source: Peekay Truth. Date Published: March 25, 2016.*

University of Cincinnati Cover Up Pro Fracking Study

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Bloke Down The Pub http://freepressstandard.com/university-of-cincinnati-study-finds-frackings-bad-rap-is-not-supported/ Apparently it is not only Mikey who wants to hide the truth from the public. Read on: A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati in Carroll and surrounding counties determined hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has no effect on groundwater in […]

Astonishingly, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Isn't In Prison Yet

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
You don't hear Snyder's name mentioned much any more as a plausible running mate for any like-minded Republicans-- he'd be perfect for Kasich-- but Michigan Governor Rick Snyder still isn't in prison or, as far as I know, even charged with a crime. And you know what that means: when they get away with it and there's no accountability, it grants permission for Republicans to just keep on poisoning the children of the poor and powerless. For Hillary, the criminal behavior in Flint was a quickly abandoned campaign issue. For Rubio it was an opportunity to try to deflect blame from the... more »

Was ‘Trump 2016’ Prophesied 3 Centuries Ago?

Matt Barber at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Crafty - 900] Why would millions of Americans rally behind a Republican presidential candidate who, according to almost every poll right now has a miniscule chance of winning the general election? It's simple. America's mood is revolutionary -- like, in an Emancipation Proclamation kind of way.... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Things Celtic”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Things Celtic”* by Paulo Coelho *"A Celtic Prayer"* "May God give you… For every storm, a rainbow, For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise, And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer." • *"An Old Celtic Blessing"* "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand." • *"History of The Claddagh Ring"* "The C... more »

Four Critical Messages for the Masses

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - Are you still a socially engineered advocate for the control system?

Unreasonable Verdict

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
*R. v. McCracken*, 2016 ONCA 228: [23] The question for an appellate court assessing an unreasonable verdict argument is whether, on the whole of the evidence, the verdict is one that a properly instructed jury, acting judicially, could reasonably have rendered: *R. v. Biniaris*, 2000 SCC 15, [2000] 1 S.C.R. 381, at para. 36; *R. v. Yebes*, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 168, at p. 186. The reviewing court is required to “review, analyse and, within the limits of appellate disadvantage, weigh the evidence”: *Biniaris*, at para. 36. [24] The issue is not whether the reviewing court would... more »

March 19: The Irrational Norbert Cunningham

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
I use the word irrational as a sort of kindness - though that makes me something of a hypocrite because I don't feel any kindness. Norbert Cunningham has a column today in which he admits that David Suzuki was right all along. Climate change is happening, and it's happening even faster than Suzuki thought. In other words, Norbert and his newspaper have been wrong every step of the way. And his gods in the oil industry have been misleading us into disaster to keep their profits up. And you know what? It's all David Suzuki's fa... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Not enough time, *$*hillary, not enough time... *“Fiat justitia, ruat caelum.”* "Let justice be done though the heavens fall."

"Decisions..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them." - Mhairi McFarlane

"From Democracy to Pathocracy: The Rise of the Political Psychopath"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"From Democracy to Pathocracy: * *The Rise of the Political Psychopath"* By John W. Whitehead “Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this... That a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to swallow — but it does explain a great many things, shamelessly deceitful political behavior being one.”—Dr. Martha Stout, clinical psychologist and former instructor at... more »

UN Commission: Falkland Islands Lie In Argentinian Waters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Falkland Islands in Argentinian waters, United Nations rules* The ownership of natural resources found in the islands' waters could now be under threat The United Nations has expanded Argentina's maritime territory to include the waters surrounding the Falkland Islands. This decision by the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf was welcomed by Argentina, and gives the country fresh impetus in its continued claims to the British overseas territory. It will increase the size of Argentina's territory in the South Atlantic by 35 per cent, but membe... more »

Song: Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan | extra 3 | NDR

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago

'Good fences make good neighbours'? Not according to Tom Heap

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Quentin Letts's "hunky" Tom Heap Like Quentin Letts of *The Daily Mail, *I do like a bit of *Countryfile *on a Sunday night. I really do. (And, like Quentin, I ignore all sneerers about the programme). So I didn't really want to go to town on *Countryfile *regular Tom Heap over his pro-EU-biased *Costing the Earth *edition on the possible consequences for the environment of a British exit from the EU... But it was *so* biased I felt it *had *to be done. (*News-watch*'s David Keighley had also written a powerful critique of it - and he's escalated the matter well beyond the blogosp... more »

Messages

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Anna Holligan There's something I heard on Radio 4 the other day that's been worrying me. I'm not a foreign reporter and I can only guess how foreign reporters might feel when confronted with something harrowing, but I've also become deeply cynical when a BBC reporter seems to be using something harrowing to make a point. I was listening to this week's *Sunday *on Radio 4 and heard BBC reporter Anna Holligan being interviewed about the terrorist attacks in Brussels. As the discussion neared its close she began spontaneously talking about an experience she'd had this past week. S... more »

Still keeping tabs on 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Dan, Emily and Lord Regular readers (bless you) will know that I've been monitoring *Newsnight *since the start of the year to try and determine, once and for all, if they have a pro-EU bias - especially in light of this June's EU referendum. I left it a couple of weeks ago or so (on the 8th March) with a list of guests showing (Remain/Leave-wise) the following 'balance': *28* *Pro-Remain* *17 Pro-Leave* *7* *Questionable * What's happened since? Well, this is the follow-up list: 10/3 Joint interview:* Angus Dalgleish*, scientist (LEAVE), *Khuloud Al-Jamal*, scientist (REMAIN) 11... more »

Still keeping tabs on 'The World Tonight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Here's a riveting post... ...especially for those of you who have been panting with anticipation for my latest 'Keeping tabs' post on the EU referendum coverage from Radio 4 grown-up answer to *Newsnight*: *The World Tonight. * So, what happened last week? I think this music might set the mood for what's to come.... Given the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Tory splits following the resignation of IDS, the conviction of Radovan Karadžić, Donald Trump saying something that didn't hit the spot with some people, the recapture of Palmyra, etc, the EU referendum rather slipped from fo... more »

Why Does This Water Tower Anger Atheists?

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Broken Arrow Water Tower - 900] The city council in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was in a bit of a pickle. The city was in the middle of a growth spurt and needed high ground to build a one-million gallon water tower. But the property they needed was... more »

CIA Director Was In Moscow Early This Month To Discuss Syria (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
CIA Director John Brennan pauses while speaking at the Overseas Security Advisory Council's (OSAC) 30th annual briefing at the State Department in Washington November 18, 2015. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *RFE*: *Reports: CIA Chief Discussed Fate Of Syria’s Assad In Moscow Talks* Russian news reports said the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) held talks in Moscow earlier this month on the fate of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. RIA-Novosti and Interfax cited a spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow as saying on March 28 that John Brennan also “also reiterated the U.S. ... more »

Campaign watch: Drum all in on Hillary Clinton!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016We can't help considering his source:* Last evening, Kevin Drum went all in on Hillary Clinton. His headline was a direct quotation, but he didn't put it in quotes: "Hillary Clinton Is Fundamentally Honest and Trustworthy" Is Hillary Clinton fundamentally honest and trustworthy? We're not sure how to answer that question. Beyond that, we're not sure that that's the sensible question you ask about major politicians. That's especially true in the case of *this* major politician. The question will be repeatedly asked about her, but it won't be asked about anyo... more »

NATO Warns Europe To Prepare For War With Russia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
NATO’s top commander has warned Europe to beef up its air defenses over the Baltics in anticipation of a Russian invasion. Tensions between NATO and Moscow has gradually worsened since the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation on 18 March 2014. Currently there are just eight jets patrolling the skies over the Baltics and NATO commanders think that the numbers are not sufficient to deter a Russian attack in Europe. The alliance is asking its European allies to prepare as a deterrence against a possible conflict, even though the preparation itself might be construed as an aggr... more »

California To Delay BPA & Chemical Warnings On Canned Food

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
California has decided that, in order to protect the poor, it will delay the implementation of state-required safety warnings on canned food. The state argues that stores and shoppers in lower-income areas may be scared away from tinned food which for some is the only available source of fruits and vegetables California officials are worried that ultra-specific labels warning about BPA and other poisonous chemicals placed on metal cans may cause many to run the other way. Fox News reports: Instead, the state on May 11 will require stores to post general warnings at checkout counters ... more »

Politics/The Economy: "Are We Becoming a Nation of Silver-Haired Crooks?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Are We Becoming a Nation of Silver-Haired Crooks?"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – “Ike and Dick Sure to Click” was an exciting election slogan. Their Democratic opponents, Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver, had their snazzy campaign jingle, too: “Adlai and Estes… They’re the Bestes.” Surely, the men behind these slogans had their private hungers and perversions. But they kept them to themselves. The 1956 presidential election campaign was a dull affair. Google “Adlai Stevenson's wife,” and you will get only the barest biographical information. But Google “Melania Trump” or “Heidi ... more »

The United Nations Is Crossing A Red Line In Libya, Seeks To Conquer The Divided Nation In The Name of Eliminating ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*The United Nations, like ISIS, has enslaved and raped civilians under its care in many peace-keeping missions across the world. It is also engaged in drug, human, and sex trafficking. * *An excerpt from, "Libya - Tribes, Militia, Interests And Intervention - by Richard Galustian" Moon of Alabama, March 29, 2016: * *It is something that had never happened in any country since the formation of the United Nations. The UN has, without an election, created unilaterally its own government for a country, and then immediately recognized it. *The Government of National Accord, the GNA for ... more »

Russia Withdraws Some Of Its Attack Helicopters From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Two of the aircraft returning home are MI-24 attack helicopters, like this one pictured at the Hmeimim airfield in Syria late last year. *Radio Free Europe*: *State Media Says Three Russian Attack Helicopters Return From Syria* Russian state media report that three heavy attack helicopters have left Moscow's Hmeymim airbase in Syria for Russia. Two Mi-24 and one Mi-35 helicopters left the base onboard the heavy Antonov-124 transport airplane along with their flight crew and technical staff, news agencies reported on March 28. State TV channel Rossiya-24 showed a Russian officer at... more »

Russian Special Forces Are Shaping The Fight In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *How Russian special forces are shaping the fight in Syria* The troops that recently recaptured Palmyra, Syria, from the Islamic State included Syrian, Iranian and Hezbollah forces. And on Monday, Russian officials said there was another group that contributed to the victory: Russia’s elite special forces, also known as Spetsnaz. Russian troops are nothing new to the Syrian ground war. Since their arrival in September, the Russians have used naval infantry to secure a key port in Tartus and the perimeter of an airfield in Latakia. But Russian special forces oper... more »

Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : METRO | Deep in the heart of Texas: The guns of August

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Mass shootings of the innocent are commonplace now. But Charles Whitman, the Texas Tower sniper, shocked the nation’s psyche. By Jeff Shero Nightbyrd | The Rag Blog | March 29, 2016 With introduction by Thorne Dreyer On August 1, 1966, … finish reading Jeff Shero Nightbyrd : *METRO* | Deep in the heart of Texas: The guns of August

Justices Seem to Seek Compromise in Little Sisters Birth Control Case

Mark Sherman at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Little Sisters of the Poor, Little Sisters v. Burwell, birth control mandate, contraceptives mandate, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A seemingly divided Supreme Court is exploring a possible compromise ruling in the dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control. The justices on Tuesday directed both sides in the case that was argued... more »

Garland Holds First Meeting With GOP Senator, Kirk of Illinois

ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Merrick Garland - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Mark Kirk became the first Republican senator to meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, complimenting President Barack Obama’s pick Tuesday as “one of the most eminent jurists in the country” and criticizing GOP leaders’ refusal... more »

Discredited Western Leaders And Their Racist, Sectarian Allies Lament ISIS's Loss of Palmyra At The Hands of Syrians And Russians

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*ISIS is invincible no more. Washington is exceptional no more. * Vladimir Putin The Great has checked the evil ambitions of the Sultan of Turkey, the Caliph of ISIS, the King of Arabia, and the Imam of Washington. This is revenge for the victims of the Taliban in Afghanistan who were brought to power by these evil, anti-human, and destructive forces in the 1980s. This is revenge for Mother Russia. History will thank Putin for his vision, fearlessness, and determination to wipe out terrorism in all its forms anywhere on the planet. *An excerpt from, "Palmyra's Liberation Greeted W... more »

Synthetic Organism Created In Lab To Understand Nature of Life

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
File this one under scary. A group of Frankenstein-like scientists have announced the creation of a synthetic organism that has been stripped to its most basic state of being. The organism has the fewest genes required to multiply and live, something scientists say may help reveal “big insights” on the nature of life itself Post Guam reports: Genome research pioneer J. Craig Venter called the bacterial cell his research team designed and constructed the “most simple of all organisms.” While the human genome possesses more than 20,000 genes, the new organism gets by with only 473. “...more »

MOHAWK NATION NEWS: 'GARIWIIO' IS NATURAL REALITY

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/03/29/gariwiio-is-natural-reality/

UVA Illegal Immigrant Group Demands ‘Xenophobes’ Be Barred From Student Government

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: The Rotunda building at the University of Virginia.] A conservative member of the University of Virginia's (UVA) student government is being targeted for impeachment after he helped block university recognition of an illegal immigrant group, and then proceeded to use the term "illegal immigrants" on Facebook. DREAMers on Grounds... more »

Federal Policy Proposals Would Deter the Development of Revolutionary New Biologic Drugs That Fight Cancer

Alden Abbott at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: FDA - 900] Developing effective treatments for cancer involves a lot more than just the science -- it's economics, too. March 6 marked the one-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s approval of Zarxio, a revolutionary 21st-century medicine used to save... more »

Thousands Flee Mosul As Iraqi Army Advances On ISIL City

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Thousands of civilians have started to flee from the city of Mosul as Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters advance on ISIL’s de facto capital in northern Iraq. This is hoped to be the final l assault in the battle to retake Mosul from the terror group Albawaba reports: That includes the key target of Makhmur which lies around 70 kilometres southeast of Mosul. After bitter battles it was one of about eight villages which were retaken after they had been seized by Daesh. Thousands of Iraqi families have fled to the village from Mosul desperate to escape the rule of Daesh. They are... more »

Russian Arms Sales Hitting New Records

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Visitors walk near exhibits, which are on display at the Army-2015 international military-technical forum in Kubinka, outside Moscow, Russia, in this June 17, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files *Reuters*: *Putin: Russian arms exports hit $14.5 billion in 2015, more than planned - agencies* Russia's arms exports totaled $14.5 billion last year, more than originally planned, Russian news agencies quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying on Tuesday. The total portfolio of foreign orders for Russian arms has exceeded $56 billion, Putin told a meeting of the presidential ... more »

Brazil's Coalition Government Is Facing Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*France 24*: *Impeachment looms as coalition partners set to quit Brazil government* Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s main coalition partners appeared set to quit her government on Tuesday, in a move that would deepen the country’s political crisis and push her closer to impeachment. Leaders of the country's largest party, the centrist PMDB, were meeting in the capital of Brasilia to decide whether to stay or to leave the embattled left-wing leader’s government. But top party members, including Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer, signalled a split was imminent. "It will be... more »

U.S. - Turkey Relations Are 'Strained' As Turkey's President Erdogan Travels To Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *Reuters:* *Biden to host Turkey's Erdogan as ties with U.S. show strains* Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will have a bilateral meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Washington this week, but a senior U.S. official declined to say whether formal talks with President Barack Obama were planned. Erdogan will be among more than 50 world leaders attending a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Thursday and Friday. There has been intense speculation in ... more »

Partial transcript, Inside Einstein's Mind

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*Nova, PBS, November 2015* Last November, Nova presented an hour-long program, Inside Einstein's Mind. Starting at the nine-minute mark, the program attempts to explain the thought experiment which led to "special relativity" in 1905. Below, you see the transcript of that chunk of the program. In that part of the program, Nova offers a brief account of the world of physics Einstein inherited. The program then describes a thought experiment which leads us to a series of "metaphysical statements." The thought experiment involves a man on a railway platform; a woman moving past on a... more »

‘Do Your Job': The Left Just Got Its Very Own Version of Kim Davis With NC’s Attorney General

Casey Harper at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: North Carolino Attorney General Roy Cooper, Transgender Bathroom Law] North Carolina's attorney general will not defend the state's contentious transgender bathroom law, saying he believes it should be repealed because it is discriminatory, the Associated Press reports. The American Civil Liberties Union partnered with other LGBT advocacy groups to file a lawsuit Monday against the... more »

Journalist Missing In China After Criticizing President Xi

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Famous Chinese columnist Jia Jia, has been missing for a number days according to his lawyer and family. His disappearance is due to a recently published open letter in a Chinese-state run publication which called for China’s President Xi to resign according to Hong Kong media The International Business Times reports: Jia’s wife said he last contacted her from the airport on Tuesday night to say he had gone through security and customs clearance for boarding a flight to Hong Kong. The anonymous letter titled “loyal Communist Party members, which severely criticised President publish... more »

Alan Moore 2

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

Alaska’s Mount Pavlof Volcano Erupts, Flights Cancelled

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Pavlof Volcano in southwest Alaska erupted Sunday afternoon sending plumes of ash 3,700 feet high and 400 miles inland across Alaska prompting the cancellation of dozens of flights. In a new release late on Monday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said that the intensity of the eruption had “declined significantly.” The Star reports: Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes, is 1005 kilometres southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, the finger of land that sticks out from mainland Alaska toward the Aleutian Islands. The volcano in the 8,261-foot (or 2518-met... more »

BPA Is Now Officially Linked To Premature Birth

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The chemical Bisphenol A, or as it is more commonly known – BPA, is a plastic-based chemical used in the building and coating of many food containers. The chemical has long connected to heart disease and type 2 diabetes new research shows there is another danger to BPA exposure. TechTimes reports: It suggests that higher concentration of the chemical in the blood may increase risk for preterm birth among pregnant women. For the new study, which was published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, researchers analyzed the blood samples of pregnant women and the amniot... more »

Bird Flu-infected Ducks Discovered In South Korea

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Hopefully, this will remain an isolated case. Bird flu has been found in ducks belonging to a South Korean poultry farm – the first case of the dangerous flu in 4 months Yahoo News reports: The case involved a strain known as H5N8, the same type of influenza that occurred last November. All 11,604 ducks at the infected farm in the city of Icheon, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Seoul have been slaughtered, the official said. South Korea had resumed poultry meat exports to Hong Kong for the first time in nearly two years after it was declared an Avian Influenza-free nation, the agr... more »

The Latest Mars Photo Conspiracy: UFO Hunter Sees Fossilized Fish

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Mars is ripe with mystery. In the last year, people have claimed to see everything from a “reptilian” to a Star Wars spaceship. Now there’s been a new sighting. A UFO enthusiast has claims to have spotted a “fossilized fish” in an image recently released by NASA GeoBeats News reports: As NASA continues to explores Mars through its rovers, believers in extraterrestrial life keep pointing out discoveries of their own. Scott C. Waring of UFO Sightings Daily says he’s found a fossilized fish on Mars. In an image of the Martian surface recently released by NASA’s Curiosity rover, the sur... more »

Jason VanHorn - The Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 11 hours ago
*Title: ISIS, Terrorism & Refugees: A Teach In. Source: Calvin College. Date Published: December 15, 2015. Description:* Our hearts break with news of massacres in Paris and Beirut. We are inundated with stories of terror, violence, and hatred around the world. Refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries are desperate to find safe haven, while America and other nations struggle with how to respond. What's happening and how did we get here? And what can we do about it? In our teach-in on December 3, 2015, Calvin College faculty gave brief talks offering their expertise in respo... more »

What I've Been Reading Recently

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 11 hours ago
It's been a while since I last did one of these, so here's what I've read since late December. Knock yourselves out. *The Commissariat of Enlightenment* by Ken Kalfus *My Ear At His Heart* by Hanif Kureishi *The Namesake* by Jhumpa Lahiri *Black Juice* by Margo Lanagan *State, Power, Socialism* by Nicos Poulantzas *One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest* by Ken Kesey *Death and the Penguin* by Andrey Kurev *Penguin Lost* by Andrey Kurev *Thunderbird* by Jack McDevitt *Marx's Theory of Crisis* by Simon Clarke *Washington Square* by Henry James *Reclaiming the F Word* by Catherine Redfern and Kris... more »

Campaign watch: Sex, wild statements and audiotape!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016That massive, massive, massive Democratic turnout in Idaho:* We're forced to report that it happened again. Last Wednesday night, a certain major cable star burned up two-thirds of her nightly program with sexy, SALACIOUS AUDIO featuring Alabama's Governor Bentley. (It was "huge national news," this major TV star said.) Bentley was audiotaped while he spoke on the phone with his apparent girl friend. (This woman is described as his "mistress" by our big cable star.) Our big cable star let us enjoy the SALACIOUS AUDIO, which isn't really all that salacious... more »

Airline Co-pilot Arrested After Drinking Before Flight

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A co-pilot for American Airlines has been arrested for attempting to fly a plane from Denver to Philadelphia while under the influence of alcohol AOL reports: Police at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport twice had the man, in his 50s, blow into a breathalyzer, and each time his readings came back above the legal limit, said Michael Conway, a spokesman for the facility. The Federal Aviation Administration, which prohibits pilots from flying with blood alcohol content higher than .04, said in a statement it was investigating the case. Airport police did not give the pilot’s name or the ... more »

Is Trump Losing Even Ann Coulter? ‘Our Candidate is Mental!’

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Trump - 900] Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has been a fierce supporter of Donald Trump, ferocious to the point of attacking critics of the billionaire with an intensity that would make Trump look like Ben Carson. But even Coulter has grown frustrated with Donald Trump’s... more »

North Korean Nuclear Threats Spotlight US Missile Defense

Robert Burns at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by the Defense Department's Missile Defense Agency, taken Jan. 28, 2016, shows a long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As North Korea rattles its nuclear saber and threatens to bomb the U.S. at “any moment,” a nerve-jangling question hangs in the air: If North Korea did launch a nuclear-armed missile at an American city, could the Pentagon’s missile defenses shoot it down beyond U.S. shores?] WASHINGTON (AP) -- As North Korea rattles its nuclear saber, threatening to bomb the U.S. at “any moment,” a nerve-ja... more »

Concerns about image manipulation? Sorry, the data were lost in a flood

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Lost your data? Blame nature. Microchimica Acta has retracted a paper about water-soluble quantum dots after the authors couldn’t provide back-up for a figure that contained signs of manipulation. The reason, the editor told us: The corresponding author said the raw data were lost in a flood in Sri Lanka. The journal asked the authors for […] The post Concerns about image manipulation? Sorry, the data were lost in a flood appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Jimmy Carr's First Major TV performance

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/comBd342DN4

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

US Orders Diplomatic, Military Families Out of South Turkey

MATTHEW LEE & LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: John Kerry - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to “increased threats from terrorist groups” in the country. The two agencies said dependents of... more »

U.S. Orders Military And Diplomatic Families Out Of Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Six U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, are seen at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, after being deployed, in this Air Force handout picture taken Aug. 9, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/U.S. AIR FORCE/SENIOR AIRMAN MICHAEL BATTLES/HANDOUT *CNN*:* Pentagon orders military families out of Turkey due to ISIS threat* Washington (CNN)The U.S. military has ordered military family members to evacuate southern Turkey, primarily from Incirlik Air Base, due to security concerns, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Family members will also be evacuated from facilities in Izmir and Mugla,... more »

Today Is Vietnam Veterans Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*This Ain't Hell:* *Vietnam Veterans Day* Today has been designated as Vietnam Veterans Day. The Vietnam War used to be the longest war in our history until the media decided to call the war against terror our longest war. The war in Vietnam lasted from November 1955 until April 30, 1975, when Saigon collapsed. 3.4 million Americans served in the theater and 2,594,000 served in Vietnam and off it’s shores between 1965 and 1973. They were 9.7% of their generation. Only 38% of draftees served in Vietnam. 47,378 of the US military died in hostile actions. One nurse was KIA. 17,539 w... more »

The Greater Evil?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*SSA (Syrian National Army) fighting to* *free Palmyra from "Daesh" (ISIS)* This past Easter holiday weekend, the papers and the Internet were full of stories about the Syrian army re-taking the ancient city of Palmyra from the Western proxy army ISIS. They accomplished this through the support of the Russian airforce and Russian ground-to-air logistics experts. Apparently one Russian logistics expert became a posthumous hero by calling in a Russian air strike on himself when he found himself surrounded by ISIS proxy mercs. When the victorious Syrian army surveyed the priceless hi... more »

Donald Trump’s Nuclear Policy Is ‘Proliferation Amid Isolationism’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s nuclear policy is totally dangerous for America, its allies and its enemies. It could break up a defense structure that was put together after the second world war to maintain peace and security and stop nuclear arms proliferation after the U.S. detonated two nuclear bombs on Japan to bring that war to an end. The structure although not modern or fair has managed to stop nuclear wars from starting for over seventy years. Donald Trump’s foreign and nuclear polices would isolate America within a physical and imaginary wall, while the ... more »

El Nino Update

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood There are signs that the El Nino is now rapidly declining, according to this week’s NWS update. SST anomalies have been declining since mid January, but the pace seems to have accelerated in the last week. Compare with the situation in January: The change […]

How to Kill an Industry

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/396/ressort/companies-markets/article/how-to-kill-an-industry A devastating analysis published last week by Handelsblatt on Germany’s Energiewende: “It was a dark, dark day for us,” said Felix Kusicka, the mayor of Biblis, a small town on the eastern bank of the Rhine. For decades, the town’s main employer was a 2500-megawatt nuclear plant that […]

U.S. Expanding Military Role In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Americans are sending in more troops to Iraq and expanding their area of operation within the country. That was recently highlighted when a U.S. marine was killed in Ninewa, which led to the revelation of a firebase being set up in the province. This larger involvement is meant to help the Iraqi forces expand their offensive capabilities to clear out Anbar and Ninewa governorates. The idea of sending U.S. forces to more bases in Iraq has been talked about for months. Back in June 2015 when 450 soldiers were being sent to the Taqadum base near Ramadi in Anbar, Reutersreported ... more »

The Rebellion Will Not Go Away

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Income of Americans age 20-24 since 1979 compared to other age groups (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* The Sanders- and Trump-led (for now) political rebellion is not going to go away. There are only two questions going forward: - Will it remain a *political* rebellion, one that expresses itself through the electoral process, or will it abandon the electoral process as useless after 2016? - Will it be led by *humanitarian populism* from the left, or *authoritarian populism* from the right? Why is this rebellion permanent, at least until conditions ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters: **Pakistan detained more than 5,000 after Easter bombing killed 72* Pakistan has rounded up more than 5,000 militant suspects, then released most of them, in the two days since a suicide bomber killed at least 72 people in a park in Lahore at Easter, a provincial minister said on Tuesday. Investigators were keeping 216 suspects in custody pending further investigation, said Rana Sanaullah, a state minister for Punjab province from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party. Details of the sweeping raids aimed at anyone suspected of violent Islamist extremism came as the... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers ride on a 203mm self-propelled howitzer during an annual training session, which is based on a scenario to defend or retake islands in Japanese territory, near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo. REUTERS/YUYA SHINO *Reuters*: *Japan public divided as laws easing limits on military take effect* Laws loosening the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution on its military took effect on Tuesday as surveys showed the public remained divided over a change that allows Japanese troops to fight overseas for the first... more »

Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager Arrested For Hurting Journalist

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been arrested and charged with battery for intentionally hurting Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at a campaign event in Florida. Russia Today reports: The altercation at a Trump rally in Jupiter, Florida, on March 8 left Fields with a bruised arm after Lewandowski grabbed her. @TheRickWilson Portion of the Jupiter police report justifying the battery charge against @CLewandowski_ #NeverTrump pic.twitter.com/yBx73QlNJl — David Mullin (@RD_Mullin) March 29, 2016 “Lewandowski grabbed [Michelle] Fields’ left arm with his right ha... more »

Tied 4-4 After Scalia’s Death, High Court Gives Unions a Win

Sam Hananel at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this 2013, photo provided by Center for Individual Rights, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County, Calif., public school teacher, poses for a portrait. A tie vote from the Supreme Court means public sector unions in about half the states can continue collecting fees from workers who choose not to join. The justices on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether public employees represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share" fees covering collective bargaining costs even if they are not members. (Greg Schneider/Courtesy of the Ce... more »

EgyptAir Hijacker Is Arrested As Hostages Are Released

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
After a standoff that lasted nearly six hours, a man has been arrested over the hijacking of an EgyptAir plane that landed in Cyprus. Seif Eldin Mustafa emerged from the aircraft with his hands in the air and is now in the custody of Larnaca Airport authorities, who will question him about his actions. Egyptian Streets reports: Official sources at EGYPTAIR declared the release of all the hostages and the arrest of the hijacker. #EgyptAir — EGYPTAIR (@EGYPTAIR) March 29, 2016 Videos of the plane on the runway showed the remaining hostages fleeing from the plane in two groups. The fir... more »

EFN Asia 58, Conference 2014 in Hong Kong, part 3

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 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 (Photo, from left: Ken Scholand, moderator; Andrew Work, Barun Mitra, Thitinan Pongsudhirak) Case Study of Hong Kong in IPRI *Michael Wong & Andrew Work* Lion Rock Institute (LRI) • Hong Kong enjoys a special status and unique advantages. HK has legacy property rights regime rooted in the British colonial system and adds to it the economic dynamism from the ... more »

EgyptAir Plane Hijacked To Cyprus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *EgyptAir hijacker identified; overtook plane because of ex-wife, officials say* (CNN)An Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir flight over his ex-wife, forcing the plane to land in Cyprus, officials said Tuesday. Authorities identified the hijacker as Egyptian national Seif El Din Mustafa, presidential spokesman Alaa Yousuf said. Earlier, Yousuf identified the hijacker as an Egyptian-American dual citizen with a different name. The Airbus 320 had at least 81 people on board, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said. By midday Tuesday, many of the passengers had been released. But... more »

A Look At The Laws That Guides The US Intelligence Community

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*David R. Shedd, Daily Signal:* *What Guides the US Intelligence Community* For more than 30 years, every president has used Executive Order 12333 to provide both organizational and implementation direction to the intelligence community. This executive order, which was first signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has directed the intelligence community to collect and provide information to the president using all available legal means under the U.S. Constitution and in accordance with the president’s national security priorities. The objective of Executive Order 12333, and i... more »

Green Europe Lets Its Poor Freeze To Death

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://notrickszone.com/2016/03/29/europe-lets-its-citizens-to-freeze-to-death-40000-dead-in-winter-2014-as-energy-poverty-explodes/#sthash.VLVnKbST.jr0M4Zho.dpbs NoTricks has details of a documentary film to be aired tonight on European television station ARTE. The documentary presents how Europe’s electricity prices are spiralling out of control, and the horrible consequences this is having on the continent’s citizens. The situation, we are discovering, is far more disturbing […]

Known knowns, known unknowns, unknown unknowns and the propagation of antisemitic disinformation

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
We can’t write about everything the BBC doesn’t report. We’d be here all day. But there’s one thing that the BBC hasn’t reported that I think is worth mentioning, because it’s in the Times, the Independent and the Express. Not that that’s a very good reason, but it concerns the Labour party and antisemitism, topics I think the BBC is interested in, especially if it can find a way to sensationalise them. Like, putting it on The Big Questions. Having it on the Daily Politics. Getting Laura Kuenssberg to tell us what to think about it. The Express has: *Labour rocked by antisemitic... more »

Trump Campaign Manager Charged with Battery, Trump Questions Alleged Victim

Steve Peoples & Terry Spencer at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - -In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski listens at left are Trump speaks in Palm Beach, Fla. Florida police have charged Lewandowski with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)] FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida police have charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter. After examining the evidence, Jupiter, Florida, police determined that probable cause... more »

Disheartened By the Choices for President? Take Heart. Your Other Country Is a Grand Monarchy

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Christ's Tomb, Jesus Christ, Resurrection, Easter Sunday] I take an unexpected and ironic sense of comfort that the new low of this Presidential campaign, Trump's apparent use of his National Enquirer lackeys to smear Ted Cruz, occurred just at the beginning of the Easter weekend. It is beyond doubt... more »

It’s Time for Christian Players in the NFL to Threaten a Boycott

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: football players - 900] If you are a Christian player in the NFL, it's time for you to say to the league, "Stop making us pawns in the culture wars. Enough is enough." It's time for you to threaten a boycott if the NFL continues... more »

Wisconsin’s Walker Backs Cruz as Trump Heads to State

SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Scott Walker - 900] BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the endorsement of Wisconsin governor -- and former GOP rival -- Scott Walker Tuesday as all five candidates converged on his state ahead of its key primary. Walker said on Milwaukee... more »

Full Uncut Interview With ‘VAXXED’ Producer On ABC World News

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The following video shows the the full uncut interview that ABC World News conducted with Del Bigtree producer of the “VAXXED” documentary. The film has now been ‘censored’ by Robert De Niro and the Tribeca Film Festival. ABC News used only a few seconds from this interview, intentionally cutting out about 99% to assure that the segment they aired remained favorable to pro-pharma initiatives. However Del, using his cell phone, released the remainder of the interview, which is more than 10 minutes in length. Watch to find out what big pharma didn’t want you to see… Youtube video by t...more »

Alert! Very Heavy Emissions this Morning at Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Very heavy emissions this morning at the Fukushima webcam when I checked this morning. No rain is visible and streets are dry at the Futaba intersection. Not sure what is happening but beware down-winders!

Pertussis Microbe Outsmarts the Vaccines As Experts Argue About Why

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 14 hours ago
*Posted: 3/29/2016 * *By Barbara Loe Fisher* *To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.* For the past decade, Americans have been subjected to dire warnings that B. pertussis whooping cough cases are on the rise and it is the fault of parents who don’t vaccinate their children. 1 2 3 That myth actually goes back to the early 1980’s, 4 when parents of DPT vaccine injured children in the U.S. were... more »

Mystery conflict between authors fells molecular bio paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A journal has pulled a paper about tools to knock out a key transcription factor because of a conflict between the authors. The retracted article is “Generation of Knock down Tools for Transcription Factor 7-like-2 (TCF7L2) and Evaluation of its Expression Pattern in Developing Chicken Optic Tectum,” published just last year in MicroRNA. We’ll get right to […] The post Mystery conflict between authors fells molecular bio paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Balkanising Syria is Not Plan B, it's Plan A

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*March 29, 2016* (Maram Susli - NEO) - Last month, US secretary of State John Kerry called for Syria to be partitioned saying it was “Plan B” if negotiations fail. But in reality this was always plan A. Plans to balkanize Syria, Iraq and other Middle Eastern states were laid out by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a 2006 trip to Tel Aviv. It was part of the so called “Project For a New Middle East”. This was a carbon copy of the Odid Yinon plan drawn up by Israel in 1982. The plan outlined the way in which Middle Eastern countries could be balkanized along sectaria... more »

IS Planning 'Imminent' Attack On Jewish Schools - No surprise there but there's a little piece of information in this Sky report that I haven't seen reported on the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
This paragraph is something that I have not seen reported on the BBC and doubt that I will... For on the BBC all refugees are cuddly, innocent doctors, engineers etc. 'Turkey has absorbed close to three million refugees and there is strong evidence that several members of the Paris and Brussels cell, who have European origins, had travelled to Syria for training and then been smuggled back, hidden in the waves of refugees seeking safety in Europe.' The truth is something that the institutionally pro immigration BBC is just not interested in. http://news.sky.com/story/1668482/i... more »

Surviving on the Battlefield in the Information War

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*March 29, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - There is undoubtedly an information war raging. There are intentional liars, people who witlessly repeat these lies, poor research, and opinions spun to look as if it is research. To sort the ever increasing amount of information from disinformation, there are a few simple methods people can use. But above all, people must personally dedicate themselves to following the truth no matter where it brings them, having the courage to accept a reality that may not necessarily mesh with their current perception. The inability to do this will ren... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Secret Service Denies 44,000 Signatories Right To Bear Arms At RNC Convention US Drops Case Against Apple After FBI Successfully Hacks Terrorist's iPhone One Third Of UK Children Spend Less Time Outdoors Than US Prison Inmates Capitol On Lockdown For Second Day As Police Investigate Suspicious Package Worth their weight in gold? Platinum forming bacteria China 'rounds up overseas dissidents' relatives' over letter *Scientists Create Tiniest Life Form Yet, Not Sure What It Is * The World’s Largest Fish Are Missing These are the 5 biggest risks to a breakup of th...more »

THE LATEST ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN: Did Nova enroll us in fantasy camp?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016Part 1–Its first attempt to explain:* At the 90-second mark, Nova's latest broadcast about Albert Einstein builds on its nugget statement. The hour-long PBS program, Inside Einstein's Mind, first aired last November. It was scheduled to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of Einstein's "general theory of relativity." To watch the entire program, click here. If you choose to watch the program, this is what you'll see: In the program's first 1:15, Nova's narrator offers an overview of what is to come. Almost surely, that overview will be hard for most vi... more »

Party of the Death Penalty

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*The Ruiguang Industry road, one of the prettiest in Taiwan.* The horrific murder of a four year old girl in front of her mother two days ago has once again brought the death penalty to the fore. The poor child was beheaded in a senseless, entirely random act of violence by a mentally ill man. This was followed by two more apparently random attacks (FocusTw). The media sadly jumped on the attack of the little girl, sensationalizing it as clickbait and a ratings driver, a feeding frenzy that probably helped create the atmosphere for the two other random attacks. A vigilante mob beat... more »

From Philadelphia Austerity and Flint Poisoning of Children

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Parents all over the country are angrily attending meetings trying to save their public schools from being handed over to corporate reform school operators who grind their children into grit inside penal testing factories. Could there ever be a better example of a total lack of empathy than the one witnessed in this three minute clip from a meeting in Philadelphia, where corporate shill, Mark Gleason, compares Philadelphia's manufactured crisis with the one in Flint, MI. You could never guess that Mr. Gleason's sympathies would come to rest with the corporate bureaucrats of Michig... more »

Elder Of Ziyon reports that an Egyptian news site reports that Jews are slaughtering children for blood for matzah

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
http://elderofziyon.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/egyptian-news-site-reports-that-jews.html I doubt that the institutionally anti Israel BBC would ever report this sort of blatant anti Semitic slur

Israel Forced To Withdraw Settler Extremist As Ambassador To Brazil

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Israel has been forced to withdraw their nomination of a settler leader as ambassador to Brazil. Brazil rejected the nomination of Dani Dayan months ago due to his leadership role in Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Telesur reports: Netanyahu said in a brief statement Monday that Dayan would instead serve as consul general in New York, a post that focuses on Israeli outreach to U.S. Jews and business sectors. Meanwhile, Dayan dismissed the notion that his reassignment was bowing to Brazilian pressure. “I don’t think that we folded. There was no choice,” Day...more »

Report: The IRS Isn’t Doing Enough to Protect Your Sensitive Information

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: New York City field office for the IRS.] The Internal Revenue Service's security controls aren't strong enough to protect taxpayers' personal information, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Monday. The nonpartisan government watchdog said while the agency has taken strides to improve ensuring sensitive information... more »

Egypt Plane Drama Ends: Hijacker Arrested, Passengers Freed

MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS & HAMZA HENDAWI at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police officers stand guards by the fence of the airport as a hijacked EgyptAir aircraft is seen after landing at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus Tuesday, March 29, 2016.] LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) -- An Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane during a routine domestic flight to Cairo and forced it to land on the island of Cyprus on Tuesday has surrendered and was taken into custody after he... more »

Brussels Suspect Played Key Role in 9/11 Preparations

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Soldiers control an access to Brussels airport, on March 29, 2016 in Zaventem, one week after the Islamic State attacks in Brussels. / AFP / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)] One of the terror suspects detained during the raids in Brussels played a role in al-Qaida's preparations for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. Abderrahmane Ameroud surrendered to police Friday after getting shot in the leg at a train...more »

Lumpy bump

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
What do we think of the recent dramatic and lavish productions on TV? Let’s talk about The Night Manager. Everybody else is. It has caused quite a stir. An interesting thread on Harry’s Place, and Nick Cohen’s article in Standpoint Magazine explore John le Carré’s politics as well as his writing style, his (irr)relevance to present-day global politics, his attitude to the West and possible antisemitism. Did you spot his cameo performance? I did. The Alfred Hitchcock moment. There’s no doubt that it was a gripping series, a feast for the eye, fast-paced and full of suspense. The p... more »

Son sees dead father in case report, requests retraction

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Authors have retracted a case report describing a surgery to remove gallstones in a patient with Crohn’s disease after learning they’d mixed up two cases, and instead reported on a patient who had died 21 days after the procedure. We were alerted to this story by La Repubblica, and contacted by the son of the patient […] The post Son sees dead father in case report, requests retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Carly Fiorina answers for Ted Cruz in Wisconsin...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*am I the only one who finds this encounter with the press bizarre?* From YouTube: In a Ted Cruz press conference in Wisconsin, Carly Fiorina, an endorser of Ted Cruz, calls Donald Trump a "a serial philanderer" while responding to a question on Ted Cruz’s marriage.

Anti-Christian Violence Threatens Fabric of Pakistani Society

Lisa Curtis at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Pakistani residents light candles to pay tribute to the victims of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Karachi on March 28, 2016. Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families. / AFP / ASIF] Terrorists in Pakistan have targeted Christians in an Easter day attack. A suicide bomber detonated at a park in Lahore, where many Christian families were celebrating the holiday. Media reports indicate that half of the nearly 72 killed in the suici... more »

Christians Who Humbly Serve the Suffering: The Melody of Love, the Persistence of Grace

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Kate Eberstadt Project Hutto- 900] A few months ago, a young American woman named Kate decided to organize a choir in a refugee camp. To do so, she went to Germany, as a visiting guest artist at the American Academy in Berlin. She settled down... more »

Tony Blair: West Must Prepare To Send Ground Troops To Crush ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The Infamous war criminal Tony Blair believes that ground troops should be considered in the fight against ISIS. He said that Britain and its western allies must be prepared to send ground troops to “crush” ISIS or risk a terror attack in Europe of “such size and horror” that draconian security measures would have to be introduced. Blair also thinks that David Cameron would be ideal to lead the fight against Islamism within Europe if he wins the EU referendum The Guardian reports: In a lengthy article on the Brussels bombings, the former prime minister said local forces could be use... more »

In 2016 Which Political Party Commands The Loyalty Of Working Class Voters?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Nick Confessore's early Monday *NYTimes* feature, How the GOP Elite Lost Its Voters To Donald Trump, was destined to be the most read political article of the day. Its underlying premise is very much like the one Thomas Frank has expounded in his awesome new book, Listen Liberal-- What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People, except a GOP version. In fact they're remarkably similar. Frank talks about how the Democratic Party abandoned its working class roots for a wealthy professional class. Confessore outlines how the Republican elites have basically done the same thing, opening... more »

The Size of Batman; does it matter?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
From the Economist, must be serious.

The Greatest Trilogy Ever?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Arguably the Mars colonisation opus by Kim Stanley Robinson is the greatest trio ever written. As a devoted consumer of meaty science fiction I became completely immersed in this world. Now its coming to the screen.(January 2017) Yahooo! Cant wait.

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Here’s a FEMA map that actually delivers good news for New Orleans ~Bob Marshall, The Lens*

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Racial aspects tinge Mass. charter debate* When the campaign to create more charter schools kicked off with a State House rally last fall, black and Latino charter school parents gave emotional testimony about the importance of the schools to their families. Political operatives at the rally agreed, saying that bringing high-quality education to urban areas is the civil rights issue of our time. But when charter school opponents formally launched a campaign of their own on the State House steps two weeks ago, the first speaker was the president of the New England Area Council of ... more »

The Latest: Hijacker of Egypt Plane Arrested in Cyprus

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation Sharif Fathy speaks during a press conference at the Ministry headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, March 29, 2016.] CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the hijacked EgyptAir plane that has landed in Larnaca in Cyprus. (all times local): 2 p.m. A Cyprus foreign ministry official says the hijacker of the EgyptAir plane that was diverted to Cyprus has... more »

Obama Seeing China Leader as South China Sea Tensions Rise

MATTHEW PENNINGTON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Nov. 30, 2015, President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Le Bourget, France. President Barack Obama will be meeting with Asian leaders in Washington this week as fears grow that long-smoldering tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea could flare into conflict. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will be meeting with Asian leaders in Washington this week as fears grow that long-smoldering tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea risk flaring into conflict. World lead... more »

With Echoes of 2008, Sanders Vows to Fight as Path Narrows

LISA LERER & KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign stop Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)] MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- If there’s anyone who understands how Bernie Sanders feels right now, it might just be Hillary Clinton. Sanders is sweeping Western states but is struggling to overcome Clinton’s significant lead with the delegates who ultimately will... more »

Conservative Radio Hosts Catch Trump Off Guard in Pivotal Wisconsin

THOMAS BEAUMONT & SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks in Vandalia, Ohio. Trump wants to win the White House in November. House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to save the Republican Party for the future. Those goals put Trump and Ryan increasingly at odds over both tone and substance as the billionaire businessman barrels toward the GOP presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)] ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) -- Donald Trump is trying to defy convention yet again in the 2016 race for president -- this time, by winning an election in ... more »

Mars:Game of Thrones Treatment

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago
Arguably the Mars colonisation opus by Kim Stanley Robinson is the greatest trio ever written. As a devoted consumer of meaty science fiction I became completely immersed in this world. Now its coming to the screen.(January 2017) Yahooo! Cant wait.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Arctic sea ice reaches a record low: Scientists say 'disturbing' data points to a long-term trend in global warming* *Arrant nonsense. Arctic temperatures increased FAR more than global temperatures. So this is a local effect, not a global one. It is Arctic-specific with no demonstrable relevance to CO2 emissions or the alleged effects of CO2 emissions. Since CO2 emissions were in fact flat overall in 2015 and into 2016, it is DEMONSTRABLE that they did not cause the Arctic warming. Non-change doesn't cause change. The warming could have been caused by oscillations in ocean c... more »

Designer Babies Could Remove The Need For Sex & End Genetic Diseases

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Using skin cells, parents may soon be able to choose their designer babies with agreeable traits and features. Within 20 years sex could just become a pastime as women use non-invasive medical procedures to choose their desirable baby with a fine tuned DNA free from genetic diseases, according to a Stanford geneticist. Daily Mail reports: An expert on the ethics of genetics at Stanford University has claimed humans may be on the cusp of a monumental change in the way we breed, using laboratories rather than the bedroom to create children. Professor Hank Greely argues that couples wil... more »

Not On His Father's Terms

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
There are those who claim that Justin Trudeau became prime minister because of his name. And, in his first months in office, I find myself comparing him -- unfavourably -- to his father. Lawrence Martin argues that, in many ways, Justin is not his father's son. And that is all for the better: In fact, the case could well be made that Justin Trudeau is a more complex individual than his father, deeper in terms of his range of emotions and vulnerabilities, broader in terms of of his interests and relationships. The father tended to limit his reading to non-fiction. Justin, while havi... more »

Capitol Returning to Normal Day After Intruder Is Shot

ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: The suspect's face was digitally altered by the Washington Post at the request of the Washington D.C. Fire and EMS Department. First responders transport the person believed to be the suspect in a shooting at the U.S. Capitol complex Monday, March 28, 2016, in Washington. Visitors and staff were shut in their offices and told to "shelter in place." The shooting unfolded with Congress on recess and lawmakers back in their districts. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via AP)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Capitol complex was set to return to normal Tuesday, a day after police sa... more »

MedStar Paralyzed as Hackers Take Aim at Another U.S. Hospital

JACK GILLUM & DAVID DISHNEAU & TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: A woman walks out of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Monday, March 28, 2016. Hackers crippled computer systems at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., on Monday, forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. The FBI said it was investigating whether the unknown hackers demanded a ransom to restore systems. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was crippled by a virus that shuttered its computers for ... more »

South Korea Says North Korea Fired Short-Range Projectile

KIM TONG-HYUNG at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: North Korean defectors, now living in South Korea, prepare to release balloons carrying propaganda leaflets denouncing recent North Korea's nuclear test, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on March 26, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. The leaflets also denounce the North Korean government for human rights situation. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea fired a short-range projectile from an area near its eastern coast on Tuesday in what appears to be another weapons test seen as a response to ongoing military drills between Washington and S... more »

Three Ways Obamacare’s Insurance Regulations Could Cost You

Drew Gonshorowski at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Obama sunshine week - 900] The price tag for the Affordable Care Act includes not only the additional tax dollars spent on expanding Medicaid and providing new subsidies for exchange coverage, but also the costs imposed, in the form of higher health insurance premiums, by... more »

Supreme Hypocrisy in Washington

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: U.S. Supreme Court Bench, Justice Antonin Scalia] If there is one thing that is bipartisan in Washington, it is brazen hypocrisy. Currently there is much indignation being expressed by Democrats because the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to hold confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court,... more »

The News is Fake

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
Everthing is fake, reality is what humans make it. Therefore our greatest dreams could be realized if only we thought properly.

The News is Fake

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Everthing is fake, reality is what humans make it. Therefore our greatest dreams could be realized if only we thought properly.

Controversies of the Sino-Czech ties

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
China's president Xi Jinping chose four European countries for his visit: Czechia, Britain, Germany, and France. His 2+day visit to my homeland that began yesterday is viewed as a hint that Czechia was chosen as a Central and Eastern European hub for China to grow its plans in Europe – and to rebuild the Silk Road. *This is how you have to bow to the Asian leader if you're just a rank-and-file Czechoslovak billionaire living in a subsidized Stork's Nest.* In reality, it seems that the Chinese-Hungarian cooperation remains more genuine than the Chinese-Czech ties. But the Chinese a... more »

Treasure Hunters Dig For Nazi Gold Train In Poland

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A train filled with looted Nazi gold is allegedly hidden in a secret tunnel in Poland. Treasure hunters are planning to resume their search for the train that was left behind by the Nazis at the end of World War 2 as they retreated back to Berlin in the face of an advancing Red Army. The tunnel was discovered last year and local residents are pressing for the search to continue, which could be within days. Daily Star reports: And with the hunt being called off in December, there is hope it will soon commence after an agreement was made with Poland’s railway company PKP. Locals have i... more »

Stratfor's Second-Quarter Global Intelligence Forecast 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Stratfor*: *Global Intelligence, Second-Quarter Forecast 2016* *OVERVIEW:* It's tempting to blame Syria for all the geopolitical intrigue that will characterize the second quarter of 2016. It is the scene of a protracted civil war, the source of Europe's migrant crisis and a major complication in Turkey's struggle with the Kurds. But in truth, Syria is merely a pawn in a larger game played by more powerful countries, each with its own designs in the Middle East. Chief among them is Russia, which recently withdrew most of its troops from Syria. The military drawdown will not funda... more »

Was There A 'Tear Down This Wall' Moment In Cuba?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
President Obama, the First Lady, Malia, and Sasha greet dignitaries upon arrival in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Fabio Rafael Fiallo, Real Clear World*: *Obama's 'Tear Down This Wall' Moment in Cuba* Weeks before President Obama's arrival in Havana, uneasiness was already perceptible in the ranks of the Cuban government. For sure, President Raul Castro knew how much his regime could benefit from a historic event that would signal, better than anything else, the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. He was no less aware, however, of the r... more »

U.S. Succeeds In Unlocking San Bernardino Gunman's iPhone Without Apple's Help Thereby Ending Court Battle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. succeeds in cracking Apple's iPhone, drops legal action* The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption unresolved. The abrupt end to a confrontation that had transfixed the tech industry was a victory for Apple, which vehemently opposed a court order obtained by the Justice Department that would have required it to write new software to get into the iPhone. "Fro... more »

Trump Scrambles as Delegates Choose Cruz

STEVE PEOPLES & STEPHEN OHLEMACHER at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads the press around on a tour after a campaign press conference at the at the Old Post Office Pavilion, soon to be a Trump International Hotel, in Washington, DC on Monday March 21, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- He is the Republican Party’s undisputed front-runner, yet Donald Trump’s White House aspirations may now depend on a messy fight for delegates he is only now scrambling to address. Trump’s campaign on Monday vowed to pursue legal... more »

Egyptian Plane Hijacked to Cyprus, Most Passengers Released

MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS & HAMZA HENDAWI at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: A bus carrying some passengers from a hijacked EgyptAir aircraft drives by the plane at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The EgyptAir plane was hijacked on Tuesday while flying from the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria to the capital, Cairo, and later landed in Cyprus where some of the women and children were allowed to get off the aircraft, according to Egyptian and Cypriot officials. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)] LARNACA, Cyprus (AP) -- An Egyptian man hijacked an EgyptAir plane Tuesday and forced it to land in Cyprus, where most passengers... more »

Minnesota Teacher Suspended for Bashing Cross-Dressing, Welfare

Blake Neff at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Brian White Jr - 900] An intern principal in St. Paul, Minn., has been placed on leave after activists complained about allegedly offensive remarks he made on Facebook. Brian White Jr., an intern principal at John A. Johnson Elementary School, was suspended by St. Paul School... more »

Afraid Of The Truth, Mikey?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Now you see it! And now you don’t! https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMannScientist/posts/1054762811246587?comment_id=1058011380921730&comment_tracking={%22tn%22%3A%22R3%22} Mikey Mann has disappeared my inconvenient comment, just as he did with Tony Heller’s yesterday. This is the graph he does not want his dopey little followers to see: https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/mikey-censors-inconvenient-truths/

Heavy Infighting Among Al-Nusra And ISIS In Damascus Countryside

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A senior ISIL commander has reportedly been killed during intense infighting between the al-Nusra Front and ISIS terrorists in al-Qalamoun, north-east of the Syrian capital Damascus. Fars News reports: Abu Azam, an ISIL field commander, and his men were killed in Jaroud al-Jarajir area in Al-Qalamoun. The al-Nusra Front captured several ISIL-controlled military positions in these clashes. Almost the entire range of extremist and terrorist groups are supported by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with their key commanders and leaders being Saudi nationals. ISIL, Al-Nusra and other extremist g... more »

Chief ISIS Executioner: Brussels Was ‘Just a Taste’ of What We’ve Got for Europe

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Brussels - 900] The Islamic State's chief executioner has pledged in a video that the terrorist attacks in Brussels are "just a taste" of more horrors soon to come. The 34-year-old Hicham Chaib features in a new ISIS propaganda video, in which he declares... more »

Massive Fire Engulfs Skyscrapers In UAE

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A huge blaze has engulfed at least two residential high-rise towers in the Swan area of the city of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emergency services have brought the fire “under control.” Russia Today reports: Social media users posted images and footage of the fire late Monday showing bright yellow flames engulfing a building with chunks of burning debris falling to the ground. There have been no reports of casualties so far. Local media reports that residents are being evacuated to safety. Brigadier Saleh Saeed Al Matroushi, Director of Ajman Civil Defence, told Gulf Ne... more »

Two More Books

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 19 hours ago
I recently finished *Mount Pleasant* by Don Gilmor. Somebody was giving it away in a cardboard box outside their house. I live on Mount Pleasant Avenue, so I figured "what the hell." It's a decent look at a middle-aged man's midlife crisis. It's a nice portrayal of the vicissitudes of the Rosedale set. And "Occupy Toronto" makes a presence. I could identify with everything about the guy except his background and the fact that he had a nice house to sell to get himself somehow out of his debt crisis. I'm also trying to read *Imperial Reckoning: the untold story of Britain's gulag in... more »

PDF Download: Eckhart Tolle, "The Power Of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“The Power of Now” (Excerpt)* by Eckhart Tolle • "Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. • Is it not possible to attract only positive conditions into our life? If our attitude and our thinking are always positive, we would manifest only positive events and situations, wouldn't we? Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to b... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Remember Now”; "Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment Is All We Have"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
2002, “Remember Now” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq4qjI8VVzg *"Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment Is All We Have"* by Debbie Woodbury “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” - Eckhart Tolle “Last December, a member of my husband’s networking group suffered a massive heart attack. John was at the group’s morning meeting and had just given a “spotlight” talk - wherein members talk about themselves so other members get to know them and their business. He finished his talk, left the room and crashed to the... more »

Hijacked EgyptAir Flight MS181 Lands In Cyprus

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
An EgyptAir domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked on Tuesday and has landed in Cyprus. The plane was hijacked by a passenger, who said he had a suicide belt and forced the pilot to land in Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. There were reportedly 56 passengers and crew members on board the plane. @airlivenet What a timing! The idiot got full media attention all over the “observable twuniverse” 🐦📺 — KLM Windsor (@Laurence_MM) March 29, 2016 The lone hijacker reportedly wanted to talk to his estranged wife in Cyprus, and the Cypriot president has said the hijack is not a ter... more »

How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is truly interesting. I have been working on the conjecture that our p rocessor establishes memories by leaping back in time to the event itself and then experiencing the event a second time. Let us call these true memories. Their interpretation may change but the core should remain constant. I do think memory interpretation is way more important not least because it is happening in the background unseen. I also suspect that we also train our minds to dismiss memories as unimportant. These naturally create windows into which an imagined memory can be c... more »

Great Tits First Non Human Language With Syntax.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Interesting and unexpected suggesting this must appear far more extensively as well and that we simply have been unable to recognize it. Add in our knowledge that the animal kingdom generally depends on image sharing as a key communication tool and it may become possible to construct an image - signal language to allow direct communication. Imagine imagines for foods such as *S*eed, *F*ruit, *H*awk,* M*an. Imagine actions such as ### scatter, ^^ come here, # safe. Thus the sentence *H###, **F*^^ are very useful messages heard at a distance and understood better as you appr... more »

Popular Asthma Drug Fraudulently Marketed by Pharma Companies: Whistleblowers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Let it be said that these industries were set up during the Second world War and are now long in tooth. In fact they have been with us seventy years and have passed through generations of research and management rollovers. This has led to revolving doors between regulators and regulated effectively allowing the whole system to protect only the regulated. The money is now huge, the quality is plunging and unethical practice is natural as human nature takes its course. In this case the FDA did their job but the company chose to ignore all that and sold around the restri... more »

Putin Congratulates Assad On Defeating ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on defeating ISIS in the city of Palmyra. The Syrian army reclaimed the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS militants who had captured the city last May. Independent.co.uk reports: “Assad highly valued the help Russian air forces have provided and underlined that such successes as regaining Palmyra would have been impossible without Russia’s support,” Dmitry Peskov said,according to Reuters. Regaining the ancient city has been widely viewed as a victory over the terror group after they captured the ca...more »

Belgium Frees Brussels Terror Suspect

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Belgian prosecutors have been forced to release a suspect they had charged with last week’s Brussels attack, saying that they didn’t have enough information to allow them to continue detaining him. The man, known as Faycal C., was thought to be one of the terrorists involved in the bombings last week. Yahoo News reports: His home had been searched but no weapons or explosives had been found. “The evidence which led to the arrest of the man named as Faycal C has not been backed up by the ongoing investigation. As a result, the person has been freed by the investigating magistrate,” ... more »

Bernie Sign-on  (Real Delegate Count?)  Bernie Sanders Wins Over 70% of Votes in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii  (Managerial Burnout)  Trump Virus No Surprise

Friend - You have to see this "Wall Street Journal" headline from late last week: "Hillary Clinton Begins Shift to the General Election" Unfortunately for the Clinton campaign's plans, voters got in the way. We've won six of the last seven contests, and took 82% of the vote in Alaska, 73% in Washington, and 70% in Hawaii. Here’s the truth: the Clinton campaign and their allies in

Study Finds Scented Candles Are Dangerous To Human Health

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
New studies suggest that scented candles pose a major risk to human health – and researchers have warned that breathing in the toxic fumes from these household products is more dangerous than smoking a packet of cigarettes. As reported in The Daily Mail, scented candles, aerosols, gels and plug-in air fresheners change the structure of our DNA due to the industrial chemicals contained within – increasing the risk of lung damage, tumors, hormonal damage, asthma, and birth defects. All of these products contain industrial chemicals which can, among other things, transform the structur... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 29, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Army Training-900] A U.S. Army soldier crawls through an endurance obstacle course at Fort Jackson in South Carolina on March 23, 2016. Thank you to this soldier for volunteering to protect our nation.

Saudi Arabia Is Losing Oil-Market Share

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Financial Times:* *Saudi Arabia loses oil market share to rivals in key nations* World’s largest oil exporter suffers setback amid low prices Saudi Arabia lost market share in more than half of the most important countries it sold crude to in the past three years, even as the kingdom increased output to record levels. The world’s biggest oil exporter lost ground to rivals in nine out of 15 top markets between 2013 and 2015, including China, South Africa and the US, according to an analysis of customs data. Saudi Arabia set itself a goal in late 2014 of maintaining its crude mark... more »

Who Really Discovered America?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Here is another writer tackling our favorite vexing question. The loss of Atlantis created a huge hole in human history that has been heavily discounted when what is properly called for is some overstatement. Most scholarship has relegated Atlantis to a mere lost city not much bigger than Bronze Age Minos. The evidence to hand argues for a global progenitor civilization or culture centered safely on Islands in particular comparable to the similar British Empire. During the Bronze Age, land based empires were difficult to establish and sustain. This actually remained lar... more »

Wii U Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
[image: Enter to win a Wii U Bundle!] Hello lovely people, can you believe March is over already? I can't, sheesh! But I can believe it's time for a HUGE giveaway, because I'm SO excited to share this prize with you! This month I've teamed up with Angie of My So-Called Chaos to offer a fun giveaway for a Wii U prize pack! One lucky winner will take it home! How fun is that? Angie talks about how some of her fond memories revolve around playing Nintendo, so we're thinking that you can make your own memories with Nintendo if you win this Wii U! Or you can just take the cash, we wont j... more »

Watch Russia's 'Terminator's' In Action

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Sputnik:* *Deadlier Than Terminators: WATCH Russia's Unique Robotic Tank in Action* The Russian Defense Ministry has unveiled a unique video highlighting the battlefield abilities of the one-of-a-kind Uran-9 robotic tank, Zvezda TV channel reported. The latest in a long line of military robots made in Russia, the Uran-9 unmanned ground combat vehicle is loaded with a machine gun, a 30mm cannon that fires 350 to 400 rounds per minute, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and a battery of supersonic guided missiles. According to the developers, Uran-9 will not be treated as a weapon syste... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un gives valuable decorating guidance to workers and peasants, with highest quality fabrics. pic.twitter.com/rOYdjyzZNC — DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) March 28, 2016

Fidel Castro Lectures President Obama After His Cuba Trip

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Fidel Castro Criticizes Barack Obama’s Efforts to Change Cuba* MEXICO CITY — Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, offered a critical response on Monday to President Obama’s recent visit to his country, declaring that despite the warming relations between the two Cold War enemies, “we do not need the empire to give us anything.” In a long and digressive letter titled “Brother Obama” published in Granma, the official Communist Party newspaper, Mr. Castro struck a discordant note with the country’s political class, including his younger brother Raúl Castro,... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Syrian Army fires a Russian-made Uragan (Hurricane) rocket near Palmyra on March 21. (Sputnik/Mikhail Voskresenskiy)

Can North Korea Actually Detonate A Nuclear Device On U.S. Soil?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
REUTERS/KCNA *Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast:* *North Koreans Just Threatened to Nuke D.C.—And They Can Actually Do It* Pyongyang put out a video suggesting the strike would come from a submarine. More likely: in a suitcase. On Friday, a North Korean propaganda outlet released a four-minute video showing an American flag in flames—and a submarine-launched warhead detonating near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. “If the American imperialists provoke us a bit, we will not hesitate to slap them with a pre-emptive nuclear strike,” the video’s Korean-language subtitles said. “T... more »

ASU Hosts Clyde Bellecourt, American Indian Movement!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Dear Professor/Student/Community Leader, ASU Project Humanities invites you and your students to join us for a lecture by Clyde Bellecourt, founder and Director of the American Indian movement. Clyde Bellecourt was a major figure in the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 and played a founding role in an ongoing Indian School System, Legal Rights Center, and the

Standing Rock Spirit Camp to Block Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
NOW! Spirit Camp going up to Block Dakota Access Pipeline! March 29th, 2016 Spirit Camp Press Contact: Media contact personnel, Dakota Kidder, rsrtgrassroots@gmail.com, 701-329-9311. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Tribal Historic Preservation Office Section 106, LaDonna Bravebull Allard, 701-854-8645. French translation by Christine Prat/Censored News http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?

Al Jazeera America Brought Down by Cheap Oil

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


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