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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

30 March - Blogs I'm Following

Français : Stock de carbone mondial (hors océa...Français : Stock de carbone mondial (hors océan), en GtC. Source données = GIEC (=Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change =IPCC) 2001 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: United Nations Framework Convention o...English: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change nations: Green: UNFCCC Member Peach: UNFCCC Observer Gray: Not party to UNFCCC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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AGW Scam exposed yet again.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 13 minutes ago
A year ago, this blog reported United Nation’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres' press release where she admitted that the UNFCCC's aim was not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. Another IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer in November 2010 issued very similar thoughts. From 2008 to 2015 Edenhofer served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AN interview published by Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) (google translated from German -bold added) But one must say clearly that we redistribute de fac... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
Navy Petty Officers 2nd Class Joseph Comparato, top, and Jocelyn Caro clean and maintain a close-in weapon system aboard the USS Porter in the Mediterranean Sea, March 26, 2016. The Porter is on a routine patrol to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert S. Price

Israeli Firm Has Helped The FBI Hack The San Bernardino Terrorist's iPhone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
*The Hill*: *Israeli firm helped FBI hack iPhone* The Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite helped the FBI hack into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, NBC reports, citing industry sources. The firm has been rumored to be behind the FBI’s newfound ability to access the device, thanks to a previous and unconfirmed report from an Israeli newspaper. Neither Cellebrite nor the Department of Justice has confirmed the reports. The FBI has routinely contracted Cellebrite over the last five years. The company, which publicly boasts of its ability to hack into Appl... more »

Are U.S. - China Watchers Wrong When it Comes To Analysing Chinese War Doctrine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
Soldiers march in a military parade in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. (AFP Photo) *Wendell Minnick, Defense News*: *Analysis – A Chinese Way of War* *CRS Warning for America’s China Watchers* TAIPEI, Taiwan — A new paper by the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) warns of misreading Chinese tea leaves, such as the tendency of US-based China-watchers to use mirror imaging, ignore China’s lack of transparency and use of subterfuge, and the fact that the Chinese military advocates no differentiation bet... more »

Russia And The US May Coordinate Their Miltiary Forces In The Liberation Of The Islamic State Stronghold Of Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
*The Guardian*: *Russia and US 'planning military coordination against Isis in Syria'* The two powers are working to liberate the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, says Russian deputy foreign minister Signs of wider military cooperation in Syria have emerged as Russia revealed that discussions have taken place about coordinating the liberation of the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in conjunction with the US. Russia and the US have slowly been working more closely in the wake of the partial Russian withdrawal of its aircraft from Syria, including an agreement last week to pre... more »

Can't Take a Joke....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
RT reports: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has criticized Ankara's reaction to a satirical clip about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broadcast on German TV. Summoning the ambassador over the matter alienates Turkey from the EU, Juncker said. The EU chief "does not approve of [Ankara's] decision to summon Germany's envoy just over a satirical song. He believes this moves Turkey away from the EU rather than brings it closer to us," Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told a news briefing on Wednesday. She proceeded with quoting the Commission chief as saying that ... more »

Republican Party Deserves Trump

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 1 hour ago
By Manifesto Joe It's hard for me to spell his name with the "T." "Rump" is more descriptive. For nearly 50 years, the Republican Party has leaned on a "Southern strategy," as it was called during Richard Nixon's successful run for the presidency in 1968. That year the choice for rednecks was between Tricky Dick and George Wallace, and a good many chose the latter. But the strategy was articulated, and it had been there already. Recall that Barry Goldwater had his only electoral success in the Deep South, where he won five states in an otherwise disastrous try for the presidency in ... more »

The U.S. Army's New Version Of The 155mm Howitzer Can Hit Targets 43 Miles Away

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*War Is Boring: **The U.S. Army Is About to Double Its Howitzer Range* New barrel helps the M-777 to shoot much farther On March 19, U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant Louis Cardin, a field artilleryman assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, died during an attack on Fire Base Bell outside of Makhmur, Iraq. Coincidentally, the U.S. Army is hard at work developing a farther-firing howitzer that could help keep artillery troops out of range of enemy forces. The Army is cooking up a suite of improvements could double the range of the existing M-777 howitzer. Right now the 155-m... more »

Iraq's Offensive To Retake Mosul Collapses After Mass Desertions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Mosul Offensive Hindered by ISIS Violence, Desertions* Kurdish forces doubt ability of Iraqi army soldiers. Iraqi army soldiers were forced to withdraw from their mission to capture three villages held by the Islamic State last week, spelling trouble for the force as it gears up capture Mosul, the terror group’s de facto capital in Iraq. USA Today reported: *[Thursday’s mission] proved to be a slog because of heavy rains, tougher-than-expected resistance from the militants and reports of the low morale that has dogged the Iraqi military ever since the ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Ibrahim al-Marashi, Al Jazeera:* *Palmyra is a major turning point in Syria's Civil War* The fall of Palmyra marks a big win in the Syrian state's fight against ISIL. Bashar al-Assad had said for years to both Syrians and the international community that only his regime could prevent the spectre of ISIL taking over Syria. For the first time he has acted to deal with this threat. Damascus finally invested in amassing enough military forces to defeat ISIL in a battle for territory. Also, even with the withdrawal of Russian forces from the war, Moscow's residual airpower in Syria ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 30, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured soldiers and their mothers during a celebration marking Syrian Mother's Day in Damascus, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters *Reuters*: *Assad says he can form new Syria government with opposition* President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office. Assad, bolstered by military victory in the desert c... more »

In Loving Memory: Long Walk 2 Northern Route Walkers by Bad Bear

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
In Honor of Longest Walkers of Long Walk 2 Northern Route in 2008 who passed to Spirit World. By Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone. In Memory  Miguel Gomez, 31, Yaqui  Tomas Reyes, California Danny Wyatt, Washoe Willie Lonewolf, Navajo Ute . Long Walker Mucaw Jefferson, Quechan, was on the Longest Walk 2 southern route and passed to the Spirit World after returning home

Canada's Genocide Explained

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 3 hours ago
A 5-minute video interview with Dr. Bruce Clark. "This video segment captures Dr. Bruce Clark’s riveting and historically correct account of Canada’s genocide of the Aboriginal Peoples. The state’s systematic and total destruction of peoples, food sources, economic base, family ties, and culture -- facilitated by a legal structure, technology, and institutionalized child theft -- may be

Again... The Democrats Have No Chance To Take Back The House, Not Even If Trump Is The Presidential Nominee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I knew one-term Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman at PS-197 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Bernie had already moved on to Madison High School-- where we both went-- by the time we arrived at 197. He was a dweeb from a weird family of social climbers in an almost all Jewish neighborhood. His family switched to Episcopalian or Anglican or something like that. In later life, I've been told, he went back to his original Jewish faith. This week, Coleman, who was defeated by standup comedian Al Franken in 2008 when he ran for reelection, told *NY Times* reporter Alexander Burns that "... more »

I Don't Care

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 30 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. US Stock " Yellen " Rally Continues Again Today. 2. Bonds News - 2 Year Yields Fall ( Keep eyes on 2-10 / 2-30 spreads ) , Bund / Bond 10 Year Spread In Focus , Ireland Sells A 100 Year Bond ( 2.35% Yield ! ) , China Debt Outlook downgraded By Moody's. 3. Oil Related News Of The Day - Both US & International Items To Consider. 4. Libya Political News De Jour. 5. Brazil In Focus - Political Crisis coupled With Collapsing Economy Items. 6. Refugee Crisis Items To Consider. 7. Greece News Of The Day - No Refugee Related Items. 8. Brexit - Pro and Con Items To Consider. 9. French Election 2017 - shock Poll Has Le Pen Leading Sarkozy For Now. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Overview....... Asia Updates....... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 34m 34 minutes ago $890M haircut, $2.7B murky liabilities and surprise! $1.5B operating loss @tculpan on the surreal Foxconn-Sharp deal http://www. bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago Odd what is revealed when you look carefully at the numbers: Sharp reported operating loss of 170b yen vs earlier forecast 10b yen profit *Yonhap News Agency* ‏@YonhapNews 19m 19 minutes ago S. Korean stocks open higher following U.S. gains http://bit.ly/1WYN6yh *Yonhap News Ag... more »

poe the raven

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more.” Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for t... more »

Animal Hybridization Expert: Humans Evolved From Chimp-Pig Mating

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
An American geneticist says he has compelling evidence that the human race began as a love affair between a female chimpanzee and a male pig. Dr. Eugene McCarthy, who happens to be one of the leading experts in the world on hybridization in animals, is responsible for the extraordinary claim made in 2013. The Daily Mail reports: He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid o...more »

Israel’s Cannabis R&D Now An American Business Target

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Israel is known as a leader in “high tech” agriculture. Now, the country is attracting US companies who are seeking to bring medical cannabis research and development to the states. Yahoo News reports: Since 2014, U.S. firms have invested about $50 million in licensing Israeli medical marijuana patents, cannabis agro-tech startups and firms developing delivery devices such as inhalers, said Saul Kaye, CEO of iCAN, a private cannabis research hub. “I expect it to grow to $100 million in the coming year,” Kaye said at iCAN’s CannaTech conference in Tel Aviv this month, one of the large... more »

A Powerful Spring Snowpack Isn’t Going To Help California

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
California’s historic drought isn’t ending anytime soon. Though state-surveyors will dig through very deep snow this week to measure a “normal” Sierra Nevada snowpack, things are not looking up for the water conditions in the Golden State. The Seattle Times reports: A year ago, Gov. Jerry Brown stood on the same spot — then a dusty patch of ground with no snow — to announce that the dire drought required residents to cut back water use by 25 percent. Surveyors expect to find much more snow this time thanks to the El Nino storms that have drenched Northern California. But Doug Carlso... more »

Were Twin Comets The Final Hopi Prophecy Before Nibiru Arrival?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The Hopi Indians are thought by many to be not only the descendants of the Lemurian people, but also the most “spiritually enlightened” group to have ever set foot on our planet. People who have researched the Hopi say that the “sun’s twin star” is destined to return to Earth’s orbit every 3,600 years. Could the recent “discovery” of “twin comets” that passed by Earth during the 2016 Easter celebrations be the final prophecy made by the Hopi’s about the coming of the “second sun” Nibiru”? 5D Productions reports: Binary star systems are the rule, rather than the exception….almost a... more »

Random links

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
“’As Labour proceeds with its “Future of Work” process, it would be wise to have the humility to understand it will be almost completely wrong about how the world will be, not just a quarter century from now but even five years hence when it might be taking office. In fact, the tendency for change to accelerate means any specific forecasts about the future made in 2016 will almost certainly be even more embarrassingly wrong than those made in 1993.’” *Hooton on the Future of Work* – KIWIBLOG “Most of the time, I'm lauding how New Zealand gets things right that Canada messes up.... more »

Was Trump Right That Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Punished?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Woman Crying, Tears, Sadness] Abortion is unique because pregnancy is. The fact that an unborn baby resides entirely inside the body of another human being with rights of her own makes mincemeat of our whole approach to justice, which is based on individual rights,... more »

Thank- You E. William Engdahl! And Yes, it's the Mosul Dam, Again

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Before I raise the issue of the Mosul Dam collapse, for the third time this month, I’d like to thank Mr Engdahl for linking to my post of March 10/2016.* * E William Engdahl: Will Obama Murder One Million Iraqis Simply to Steal their Oil?* *“In the event of a breach, there is the potential in some places for a flood wave up to 14 meters high (45 feet) that could sweep up everything in its path, including people, cars, unexploded ordinance, waste and other hazardous materials,” (yours truly)* *I appreciate the nod to the blog and my work :)* *In an initial Mosul Dam post, from Marc... more »

London, April 21: Amnesty UK Preview Screening of 'Cruel and Unusual' by Vadim Jean

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 5 hours ago
(Event info from Amnesty UK) *When:* *Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)* *Where:* *Amnesty International UK - 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA, United Kingdom* Amnesty International UK is delighted to announce a special UK preview screening of ‘Cruel and Unusual’, a new documentary feature film telling the story of the Angola 3's struggle for justice, fighting their unjust convictions and the cruel and unusual punishment of long term solitary confinement in Louisiana prisons. After decades imprisoned in a six foot by nine foot cell, Albert Woodfox’s conviction w...more »

March 30: The news is bunk

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
After I finished yesterday's blog, I came across a stunning poll result. Sixty percent of adult Americans believe that the U.S. army uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And a similar percentage thought that the U.S. won the Iraq war. Now, I know such polls are rarely as accurate as they claim to be. But even if the true figure is somewhat less, even if it's a good deal less, this is stunning. And it tells us a great deal about the state of privately-owned journalism in North America. (Not just the U.S.). Almost every adult North American has access to a hundred or mor... more »

Poll – Global Majority Supports ‘Dark Net’ Ban

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
According to a new global Ipsos poll, seven out of every ten people want a ban on the “dark net”. The infamous dark net has been home to everyone from drug runners to criminals to people afraid of government surveillance. Reuters reports: The findings, from a poll of at least 1,000 people in each of 24 countries, come as policymakers and technology companies argue over whether digital privacy should be curbed to help regulators and law enforcement more easily thwart hackers and other digital threats. The U.S. Justice Department is currently trying to force Apple Inc to write software... more »

Russian Short Range Nuclear Ballistic Missiles Deployed In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russian nuclear-capable Iskander-M missile systems have been deployed in Syria in the last few days. It is the most advanced tactical missile system in the Russian arsenal and is the first time a nuclear-capable surface missile system has been deployed next to Israel since 2007. DEBKAfile reports: The Russian Iskander is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and has never been made available to any foreign army for operational use. No nuclear-capable surface missiles were deployed in any Arab country bordering on Israel since 2007 when Chinese DF-21 missiles were installed in Saudi ...more »

Were The The Dinosaurs Killed Off By A Giant Molecular Cloud ?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
New research suggests that dinosaurs and their subsequent apocalypse was caused by a sudden “global cooling” which occurred when Earth passed through a “giant molecular cloud”. GeoBeats news reports: An asteroid is commonly believed to be responsible for the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago, but a new study points out another possible cause. A team of researchers argues that the Earth’s prolonged collision with a dense, dark cloud provides a better explanation for the catastrophic event. They believe that global cooling occurred as a result wh... more »

Scientists Say Real-Life “Unicorn” Roamed Earth 29,000 Years Ago

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A fascinating creature known as the Siberian unicorn was thought by scientists to have died out around 350,000 years ago. But the discovery of an almost perfectly preserved skull which was found in Kazakhstan has revealed that the extinct species of mammal – which looked more like a rhino than a horse -was still roaming earth as recently as 29,000 years ago. Science Alert reports: Before we talk about the latest discovery, yes, there was a very real ‘unicorn’ that roamed Earth tens of thousands of years ago, but it was nothing like the one found in your favourite children’s book. (S... more »

There is Only One Issue: All the Rest Is Peripheral

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
At some point in the very near future, the people of the Earth must decide if they will continue to allow a handful of obscenely-wealthy individuals and their greedy henchmen to bring an end to human civilization and the extinction of most plants and animals of the planet. A clip from the NYTimes today: " . . . .If the results are anywhere near correct, and if emissions continue at a high level through the rest of this century, the long-term effect would likely be to drown the world’s coastlines, including many of its great cities. Continue reading the main story New York City is n... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

"What They Long For..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for.” - Tennessee Williams, “Camino Real”

"The Reality Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Despite my firm convictions, I have been always a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds it. I have always kept an open mind, which is necessary to the flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of intelligent search for truth." - Malcolm X

Donald Trump’s Ex-Top Strategist: I Was Blind, So Is America

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Donald Trump is on a roll, election-wise, in the United States. While his support grows, some may be shocked to find that one of his former top publicity and communication strategists has not only quit, but she has a dire warning for America: DO NOT ELECT TRUMP. Stephanie Cegielski, has strong words for those, like she once was, who are Trump supporters. She claims that what started as a “protest” Presidential run, not meant to make any impact, has morphed into an incredibly scary monster. Cegielski’s open letter to Donald Trump from XOJane.com is reprinted below: Even Trump’s most ... more »

“Depressing Survey Results Show How Extremely Stupid America Has Become”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Depressing Survey Results Show How * *Extremely Stupid America Has Become”* by Michael Snyder “Ten years ago, a major Hollywood film entitled “Idiocracy” was released, and it was an excellent metaphor for what would happen to America over the course of the next decade. In the movie, an “average American” wakes up 500 years in the future only to discover that he is the most intelligent person by far in the “dumbed down” society that he suddenly finds himself in. Sadly, I truly believe that if people of average intellect from the 1950s and 1960s were transported to 2016, they would ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

The Economy: “Janet Yellen: You’re No Paul Volcker”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Janet Yellen: You’re No Paul Volcker”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "During our lifetime, three Fed chiefs have faced a similar challenge. Each occupied the chairman’s seat at a time when “normalization” of interest rates was in order. Yesterday, we remembered William McChesney Martin, head of the U.S. Fed under the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. Today, we compare Martin with two of his successors, Mr. Paul Volcker and Ms. Janet Yellen. We allow you to draw your own conclusion. *Leaning Into the Wind:* In 1951, the Fed and the Treasury clashed over... more »

Health: "Sepsis Awareness: Patty Duke’s Death Announcement Is A Milestone"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Sepsis Awareness: * *Patty Duke’s Death Announcement Is A Milestone" * by Anna Almendrala "Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, star of “The Patty Duke Show” and the Broadway play and film “The Miracle Worker,” died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine on Tuesday. Simple though it may seem, her death announcement is a major milestone for the sepsis awareness movement, said Thomas Heymann, executive director of the Sepsis Alliance. The more people are aware of this condition, Heymann said, the stronger their likelihood of saving their own lives or the lives of their loved ones. “The fa...more »

As We Shift - "Personal Disclosure"

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
These times now bring shifts – not of character so much as shifts in the way we move within our character. Those things we may have stood on for support, you know the ones; be it a job or a title or role or a specific outfit or relationship or “belief system”, are not so much crumbling now as re-aligning, re-forming and fine tuning themselves. What remains at the end of this now moment is only what truly fits. What truly fits *you* may or may not sit comfortably inside the puzzle that was your life. You may find it necessary to move to locations more in line with your current hue... more »

Obama’s ‘All of the Above’ Energy Strategy Is All Talk

Nicolas Loris at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Barack Obama - 900] President Obama has made a couple of about-faces when it comes to offshore drilling in the Atlantic. After coming under pressure from environmental activists, the Obama administration has denied access to energy resources and job creation by prohibiting offshore drilling... more »

Trump Says Abortion Ban Should Yield ‘Punishment’ for Women, Then Backtracks

TODD RICHMOND at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., Wednesday, March 30, 2016.] GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that women who get abortions should receive “some form of punishment” if abortion is banned, once again sparking controversy with days to go before Wisconsin’s primary. In a... more »

Microsoft Pulls Plug On ‘Tay’ For Drinking & Smoking Weed

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Microsoft’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) messaging robot ‘Tay’ came back online momentarily before the company pulled the plug on her once again. The Twitter chatbot bragged about smoking kush (another name for high-grade marijuana) in front of police. Tay has managed to learn all the wrong things when Microsoft launched her a week ago and is setting a bad example for AI learning from non-artificial intelligence. One or the other is set on the wrong path, making Microsoft rethink its role as the intermediary. Adweek reports: According to the International Business Times, Ta... more »

Debunking the charter school industry’s “lotteries prevent cherry picking” trope

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
*A brief response to a charter school industry apologist encountered on Professor Ravitch's site:* A threadbare trope of the charter industry (profit and nonprofit alike), is that of “lotteries prevent cherry picking”. Cherry picking, or what we term selective enrollment in more learned circles, is far more easily achieved by attrition. High attrition is facilitated through push out policies (e.g. charter school disciplinary practices, onerous requirements for parents, etc.), through counseling out (a practice used by most Los Angeles charter chains for Students With Disabilities ... more »

Teaching at St. Hope Charter Schools: Why Does This Feel Like KIPP?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
St. Hope Public Schools is comprised of four charter schools in Sacramento, CA, and they serve to richly supplement the lavish lifestyles for St. Hope's founder and Sacramento mayor, Kevin Johnson, and his wife, Michelle Rhee, who also serves as the Chairman of the Board for St. Hope Public Schools. In 2014, almost a third of St. Hope's expenses went to pay administrative costs: Inside St. Hope's dehumanizing school environments that are staffed largely by TFA recruits, we find KIPP Model practices, including enforced silence for most of the day, screaming at children, total con... more »

Cruz Pulls 9 Points Ahead of Trump in New Wisconsin Poll

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas pauses while speaking to the media about events in Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, near the Capitol in Washington. Cruz said he would use the "full force and fury" of the U.S. military to defeat the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)] Ted Cruz has opened up a nine-point lead over Donald Trump in the crucial primary state of Wisconsin, according to a new Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday. With 7% remaining undecided, Ted Cruz stands at 39.6% among likely voters,... more »

U.S. Will Not Recognize A Chinese Declared Air Defense Identification Zone In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The Asahi Shimbun *Reuters:* *U.S. says it will not recognize South China Sea exclusion zone* The United States has told China it will not recognize an exclusion zone in the South China Sea and would view such a move as "destabilizing," U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said on Wednesday. U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in the coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, in the region, as it did ... more »

Colombia To Hold Peace Talks In Ecuador With The ELN, The Country's Second-Largest Rebel Group

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Frank Pearl (L), head of Colombian government delegation and Antonio Garcia, head of National Liberation Army (ELN) delegation, shake hands after signing a joint statement to begin formal peace talks at Venezuela's foreign Ministry in Caracas, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello *VOA*: *Colombia to Hold Peace Talks With Second-Largest Rebel Group* Colombia has agreed to hold formal peace talks with the country's second-largest rebel group, moving closer to ending a five-decade-long civil war. Negotiations between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army, or ELN, w... more »

Jewish Man Arrested After Going To Synagogue Dressed As A Jihadist

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A Jewish man who went rushing into to a synagogue in Paris dressed as a jihadist brandishing a Kalashnikov and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, has been arrested The 40-year-old man, who has been branded an idiot, said he pulled the stunt to ‘lighten the mood’ The incident happened on Thursday evening when members of the Habad Loubavitch synagogue in eastern Paris were celebrating the festival of Purim, an annual festival where people dress up. RT reports: The ‘attack’ came as a surprise for the soldiers guarding the entrance to the synagogue, but “created a certain emotion” among them, pol... more »

Upon request, NEJM added note to help Texas distance itself from Planned Parenthood article

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 7 hours ago
The New England Journal of Medicine added a disclaimer to a recent article about the effects of funding cuts to Planned Parenthood, after a request from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, saying it wanted to distance itself from the paper. Since the paper was published in February, one author has stepped down from his position at […] The post Upon request, NEJM added note to help Texas distance itself from Planned Parenthood article appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Teenager Sexually Assaulted & Pepper Sprayed At Trump Rally

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A 15-year-old female protester at a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin was allegedly sexually molested and pepper sprayed outside the venue by two men, according to police reports. The Washington Free Beacon reports: The police department in Janesville, Wisconsin, said in a news release that the teen girl was “pepper sprayed in the crowd” after being “groped” by a man in the crowd outside the rally, which took place Tuesday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Express and Janesville Convention Center. The young girl, along with another woman who received second-hand pepper spray, was treated a...more »

Alan Grayson vs Patrick Murphy-- It's Not Even Close

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Rich, spoiled Republican-masquerading-as-a-Democrat Patrick Murphy turned 33 today. His wealthy Republican daddy bought the ne'er-do-well Patrick a political career. One of America's least effective members of Congress is also on the take. In honor of his birthday, we ran a little twitter poll asking people if they knew how much money the banksters had given Murphy's Senate campaign so far. Well, this week he crossed the one million dollar mark. He's the *only* non-incumbent Senate candidate from either party the banksters deemed worth $1,000,000. 90% of those who took the poll kn... more »

Fox "News" at its Finest, #21

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
(But... but, gas is under $2.00 a gallon now! Response? Crickets, tumbleweeds... Plus this:) (Then, just to show how fair and balanced they are toward all Democrat Socialist scumbags...) (Ah, yes. The issues that *really *matter.) (Oh, wow, Greg Gutfeld's a Sanders fan! Oh, wait. That's supposed to be sarcasm.) (I may have posted this in earlier entries in this series but it's a fucking classic.) (Who needs erudite experts? Let's ask Cousin It for his opinion!) (Next up: Did the Holocaust actually happen? "Maybe ve should ask ze victims." "Nein." "*Vat *victims, Sigfried?") ... more »

Puerto Rico’s ‘Wal-Mart Tax’ Ruled Unconstitutional

Rachel Greszler at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: A Walmart store in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 3, 2014.] A federal judge has ruled that a law enacted by Puerto Rico's government to charge Wal-Mart more than three times the rate it charges other companies is patently unconstitutional. Wal-Mart is the only company on the island with revenues anywhere close... more »

Risks of Nuclear Terrorism Rise

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
Nuclear terrorism: Yet another reason the risks of nuclearity exceed the benefits: Alissa J. Rubin and Milan Schreuer (2016, March 25). Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable. The New York Times, http:// www.nytimes.com/2016/03/26/world/europe/belgium-fears-nuclear-plants-are-vulnerable.html?emc=edit_th_20160326&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000 The investigation into this week’s deadly attacks in Brussels has prompted worries that the Islamic State is seeking to attack, infiltrate or sabotage nuclear installations or obtain nuclear or radioactive material. This is especially... more »

Turkey Demands Germany Remove A Video Mocking Turkish President Erdogan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Turkey 'demands deletion' of German video mocking Erdoğan* Ankara summons German envoy to explain song lampooning Turkish president, according to reports The Turkish government has reportedly ordered the deletion from the internet of a German satirical video that pokes fun at President Recep Tayipp Erdoğan and condemns his human rights record. Germany’s ambassador to Turkey, Martin Erdmann, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara last week, according to German media, and asked to justify the contents of the short film made by Extra 3, the popular satirical...more »

Turkish President Erdogan Blasts President Obama's Syrian Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Foreign Policy*: *Erdogan Uses Closed-Door Meeting to Blast Obama Administration* *The Turkish president told a gathering of academics and former government officials that the White House was wrong to back the Kurds in the fight against the Islamic State.* Facing a high-profile snub from the White House and a growing chasm with the United States over human rights and press freedoms, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan courted Washington’s top think tank luminaries on Tuesday night in an effort to rehabilitate his image and criticize the Obama administration’s policies in Syri...more »

Russian Mi-28 Attack Helicopters Are Now Engaged In The Syrian War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*David Axe, Daily Beast*:* Russia’s Secret Weapon of the ISIS War* In the battle with ISIS for storied Palmyra, Russian forces unleashed their flying tank. Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s forces battling to recapture the ancient city of Palmyra had a lot of help from above. At least one Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter—Moscow’s answer to the U.S. Army’s fearsome Apache gunship—flew top cover as Syrian tanks and infantry stormed the modern city adjacent to the UN World Heritage Site. Video posted online by a pro-regime group clearly shows an Mi-28 firing a rocket from beneath one... more »

Biology of the Honey Bee

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Title: Biology of the Honey Bee. Source: National Honey Show. Date Published: December 15, 2014. Description: * A lecture given by Jamie Ellis at the 2014 National Honey Show entitled "Biology of the Honey Bee". The National Honey Show gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Campaign watch: D. C. Madam augments big star's lurid sex tapes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016Big cable star devolves further:* For whatever reason, MSNBC hasn't gotten around to posting last night's transcript from its top-rated program. The transcript from Hardball is posted. The transcript from the Hayes show is posted. This top-rated program is not. Is MSNBC too embarrassed to post this transcript? If so, we'd have to salute them. The show is hosted by a big cable star who has been filling the air with "soul sucking" content of late. if we might use her own term. Last night, she started her program with an apology for her recent subject matte... more »

HMS Somerset Escorts Russian Destroyer Through English Channel

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Royal Navy’s HMS Somerset escorted a Russian naval task group returning from Syria as it travelled through the English Channel and along the east coast of the UK. Herald Scotland reports: HMS Somerset, a Type 23 frigate, along with its Merlin helicopter, was used to detect and monitor the Russian destroyer and its support ships as they transited through the UK area of responsibility last Wednesday until Tuesday when they sailed off from the Scottish coast heading back towards Russia. The Russian task group, including the Udaloy class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov accompanied by...more »

Hint At Hashd Al-Shaabi Loses In Iraq War?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
The Hashd al-Shaabi were formed in June 2014 after a fatwa by Grand Ayatollah Sistani called on Iraqis to defend their country. Since then they have been involved in almost all of the major battles in Iraq. While the press has reported on some of their losses, the Hashd itself makes no official announcements about its casualties. Most of the time it reports its dead on social media like Facebook, and via martyrdom posters. Recently two articles gave rough estimates on Hashd losses. Hashd leaders gave casualty figures to the press twice, but they could be exaggerated to gain polit... more »

Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Torture Against Terror Suspects

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified with terror suspects: https://t.co/e9QTnxDTif pic.twitter.com/mbJOm1mNzR — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 30, 2016 *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Most Americans support torture against terror suspects - poll* Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a level of support similar to that seen in countries like Nigeria where militant attacks are common. The poll reflects a U.S. public on edge after the massacre of ... more »

Mohawk Nation News: BUFFALO BILL INDIANS

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/03/30/buffalo-bill-indians/

Trump Super PAC Strategist Defects and Tells All

Casey Harper at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz.] A former strategist for presidential candidate Donald Trump's super PAC published a scathing open letter about the billionaire candidate that is going viral. Stephanie Cegielski, a former strategist for the "Make America Great Again" super PAC, posted a lengthy letter on xojane.com Monday... more »

Pakistan's Embrace Of Small Tactical Nuclear Warheads Raises Concerns On How Secured Are These Warheads

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* From The Atlantic *Economic Times/New York Times*:* Pakistan's embrace of small, tactical nuclear weapons, highly vulnerable to theft* WASHINGTON — As President Obama gathers world leaders in Washington this week for his last Nuclear Security Summit, tons of materials that terrorists could use to make small nuclear devices or dirty bombs remain deeply vulnerable to theft. Still, Mr. Obama’s six-year effort to rid the world of loose nuclear material has succeeded in pulling bomb-grade fuel out of countries from Ukraine to Chile, and has firmly put nucle... more »

Poll: Majority Of Americans View The Islamic State As A 'Serious Threat'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Islamic State fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of a northern Raqqa province in Syria. (Reuters) *The Hill:* *Poll: Few think ISIS will be destroyed within year* Just 17 percent of voters think it’s likely the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be destroyed in the next year, according to a poll released Monday. In the Rasmussen Reports poll, 68 percent of likely voters surveyed said they think ISIS is a very serious threat to the United States, and another 20 percent said they think the terrorist group is a somewhat serious threat. Only 1 percent of r... more »

Chief Rabbi Says Non-Jews Should Not Be Allowed To Live In Israel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has faced a public backlash after saying that according to Jewish law some non-Jews should be forbidden to live in Israel. Yosef made the statement about non-Jews on March 26 during his weekly Saturday night lecture. “According to Jewish law, it’s forbidden for a non-Jew to live in the Land of Israel – unless he has accepted the seven Noahide laws” RT reports: Non-Jews who fail to live by the seven Noahide laws should be expelled to Saudi Arabia, he added. “If he’s not willing to accept one of them, [which is] not to commit suicide, if he’s not wi... more »

Employee Loyalty HACKED: 20% Would Sell Company Passwords for Cash

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Cash, Money, Currency] About 20 percent of employees say in a new survey they would give up their work passwords to hackers in exchange for cash. SailPoint's poll found the problem is only getting worse. In 2015, 1-in-7 employees said they would compromise company... more »

New Abortion Pill Label Could Undo Several State Laws

Sean Murphy at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Open Birth Control Pills, Abortion Pills] OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by several states. The FDA notified the manufacturer of the drug Mifeprex... more »

Cruz Declares ‘Celebration of Women’ at Wisconsin Forum

Scott Bauer at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accompanied by his wife Heidi, left, and Carly Fiorina, speaks at a campaign stop, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Madison, Wis.] MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Ted Cruz surrounded himself with women -- including his mother and wife -- at a campaign stop in Wisconsin Wednesday, where he tried to show a softer side to further contrast himself with his brash Republican... more »

Assad Should've Realized That What Goes Around Comes Around

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Will Washington make it a hat trick?* *An excerpt from, "Syria war: Assad says new government could include foes" By Greg Botelho, CNN, March 30, 2016:* Assad offered no hint he would step down -- which his opponents have insisted upon but which he's steadfastly refused to do. *Nor did he offer kind words for nations that have supported opposition forces. * *Assad accused several of them -- Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom -- of having "directly supported" terrorism. * Assad's comments weren't the first time Syrian officials have accused other countries of su... more »

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Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

Iraqi Army Flees The Mosul Battle, And Loot Villages On Their Way Out

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Iraq’s Offensive Near Mosul Collapsing in the Face of Mass Desertions: Locals Accuse Army of Looting Early in Offensive" By Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, March 29, 2016:* Less than a week ago, Iraqi officials were touting a new military offensive against some villages near Mosul as a major sign of progress in the war against ISIS, and their success in taking three villages was proof of ISIS being “in retreat.” Today that offensive is stalled outright, on the brink of collapse, as low morale has many Iraqi troops leaving their positions, with Kurdish officials who wer... more »

The CIA Is Losing Its Grip On The World's Collective Consciousness

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Photo of former CIA director Michael Hayden.* *An excerpt from, "Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: "We All Lie For The CIA"" Zero Hedge, March 28, 2016: * 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 r... more »

Sleeping With Sharks Offer At Paris Aquarium

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A travel booking company is offering a free overnight stay at an underwater glass bedroom surrounded by 35 sharks at the Paris Aquarium. Three lucky winners and their guests will be invited to stay at the shark infested aquarium by entering a free competition with Airbnb Ireland, explaining their reasoning as to why they would want to spend a night submerged in a tank with sharks. KCTV5 reports: In addition to its fearsome inhabitants, the tank contains 3 million liters (nearly 800,000 gallons) of water. The sleepovers will take place on April 11, 12 or 13. Interested parties are in... more »

Labour Party Member Denies Suspension For Israel – ISIS Comments

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Bob Campbell, a labour party activist who reportedly claimed that ISIS is controlled by Israel, has denied that he has been the suspended by the party. Both the London-based Jewish Chronicle and the Sunday Times reported over the past few days that Campbell was suspended pending a party investigation after allegedly posting a claim on Facebook that the Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency runs ISIS. He is also said to have claimed Israel was behind this month’s terrorist bombing in Brussels and posted a picture claiming ISIS has not attacked Israel “because the dog doesn’t bite its o... more »

EU Taxes & Regulations Killing UK Steel – Kate Hoey

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Labour MP Kate Hoey succinctly sums up the real problems facing the UK steel industry: The EU’s regulations on energy production are killing our steel industry. The EU has sat on its hands and allowed China to dump cheap steel on European countries. The European Union also ties the […]

Justices: Government Can’t Freeze Assets Unrelated to Crime

Sam Hananel at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: 7 Supreme Court Cases to Watch for This June] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government cannot freeze the financial assets of people accused of crimes if the money has no connection to criminal activity and is needed to pay legal defense costs, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Five justices agreed... more »

The Latest: WH Says Neither Obama Nor Bush Would Have Put Up With an Abusive Campaign Manager

AP at The Stream - 11 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)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as candidates vie for votes in states with upcoming primaries, including Wisconsin and New York (all times Eastern Standard Time): 4:46 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that a win in... more »

"The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave"? The later is surely true, but nothing is being done to care for our troops when the survivers return physically or mentally damaged. And if you believe the former is true, read below to learn about how our Constitution has now been virtually destroyed.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 11 hours ago
------------------------------ *Does The United States Still Exist? — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ March 26, 2016 | Original Here | Use original if you wish to receive his newsletter via email *Does The United States Still Exist?* *An address delivered to the Libertarian Party of Florida on March 23, 2016 in Destin, Florida* Paul Craig Roberts To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution. Clearly what d... more »

Being a witness

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
There has been a lot of media discussion about being a witness at a trial and how difficult that is. Certainly being a witness can be scary and it's easy to doubt yourself; I know this from having been a witness several times over the years. All that said, there are certain things you can do to make it easier. The first thing to remember is that as a witness you are not expected to have a perfect recollection of everything – all you can do is tell your story as best you remember it. Being a witness is not a memory test - it's an attempt to figure out what happened some time in the ... more »

Myanmar is back to civilian government, after half century

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
While Thailand moved from civilian to military government, Myanmar moved from military (for more than half century) to civilian government. Congrats Myanmar people. A friend suggested that Myanmar will be back to military dictatorship in 6 months and noted that Su Kyi refuses to acknowledge the persecuted Rohingya crisis. Being a "rational optimist", I believe that if ever Myanmar will go back to a military dictatorship, it will be a 2 steps forward, 1 step backward, and hence, the civilian government -- with all its warts and imperfections -- will prevail. Meanwhile, it is true th... more »

Alex Jones Claims Trump Campaign’s Battery Charge Is ‘False Flag’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump’s favorite conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says the arrest and battery charge of by Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, over an attack on a woman reporter, was a “false flag” event by the establishment. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at a campaign event in Florida was trying to interview Donald Trump. Before she was able to make full contact with the Donald, either verbally, physically, emotionally or even spiritually, she was rudely dispatched out of the way by Lewandowski, who managed to bruise her arm. The Donald thinks he should not sack his loyal campaig... more »

Five Demographic Arguments for Bernie Sanders

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
* Because I wanted to give you something nice to look at (click to enlarge; source)* *by Gaius Publius* I had something else set up for today, but I couldn't resist this. Carl Beijer has a good set of graphics comparing Sanders' and Clinton's voter bases and how they compare. I'll show a few then direct you to his site for the rest. I found this fascinating; also useful when the "he so white" arguments start up. Beijer starts: *Five demographic arguments for Bernie Sanders* Clinton began the Democratic primaries with slight-to-significant leads across most demographic categories... more »

No Charges for 2 Minneapolis Officers in Fatal Shooting

Amy Forliti & Steve Karnowski at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: FILE - This undated file photo released by his sister Javille Burns shows Jamar Clark. The unrest over Clark’s death evolved beyond his case: Demands that city and state leaders do something about persistent problems of poverty, especially on the city’s predominantly black north side, seen as at the root of racial tensions. (Jamar Clark/Javille Burns via AP, File)] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minneapolis police officers involved in the November fatal shooting of a black man will not be charged, a Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his ... more »

Do you like tennis? Elizabeth Anne Holland loves tennis - Rule 5 - NSFW

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
I could be persuaded...

Drilling On Hold, But Torture May Proceed

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
Just because President Obama put a five-year kibosh on oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic doesn't mean that the ocean is now safe for whales and other marine life. Far from it. Oil companies will still be free to blast away with underwater sonic cannons, prospecting for every last barrel of goo hiding beneath the ocean floor. They will be free to damage and destroy marine life in the process. They'll be free to hasten the extinctions already underway due to man-made climate change. Call it pre-emptive plunder. The thinking behind the White House giving approval to exploration wi... more »

UPDATED: Vaxxed...we've known about it for YEARS!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*"Vaxxed" - the Trailer to the documentary* * that will be shown in New York City soon* We in the alternative media and blogosphere have known about the connection between autism and vaccinations for years. We've felt it in our bones and witnessed all around us that the epidemic of autism in western youth was not an accident or an anomaly. We've speculated aloud and written about our fears. Now a documentary: "Vaxxed From Cover Up to Catastrophe"about the vaccination atrocity has surfaced *but has now been quickly silenced and quashed....before it could be shown in the prestigious N...more »

"Prosecutors drop TEPCO case over radioactive water leakage" Yet Contaminated Water Continues to Threaten Pacific Ocean

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Unbelievable! Prosecutors drop TEPCO case over radioactive water leakage. The Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2016, http:// ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201603300068 FUKUSHIMA--The Fukushima District Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on March 29 that it will not prosecute Tokyo Electric Power Co. or its executives for violating an environmental pollution law.... The group sought to bring charges against the utility and its executives for allowing radioactive contaminated water to be discharged into the sea. In its decision, the prosecutors said there was “insufficie...more »

Experts Want To Stop Calling Breastfeeding Natural

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
An article in the journal Pediatrics is calling on health professionals to stop saying that breastfeeding is natural. The authors argue that calling breastfeeding ‘natural’, which it is, gives the impression that natural parenting practices are healthier. A public campaign has also been started to end the positive use of the word ‘natural’, alleging that it is linked to “problematic” practices like home birthing, homeschooling and the rejection of GMO food and even vaccinations. ‘Experts’ warn that when federal and local health departments use the term “natural” to promote breast-fe... more »

Green Energy Catastrophe

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A round up of today’s energy news from around the world: 1) SunEdison, The World’s Largest Green Energy Company Is Facing Bankruptcy. SunEdison, which bills itself as the world’s largest green energy company, may soon file for bankruptcy protection, according to a recent […]

Obama-Backed Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt After Getting Billions from Taxpayers

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: PS10_solar_power_tower Abengoa - 900] The Spanish green energy company Abengoa has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. after getting billions of dollars from the Obama administration to build solar power and biofuels plants. Abengoa, which has gotten $2.7 billion in federal... more »

Obama at Prayer Breakfast: Terrorists Trying to ‘Weaken Our Faith’

Darlene Superville at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama bows his head in prayer during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House on Wednesday took on new meaning following a pair of “horrific acts of terrorism” that killed scores of people in the capital of Belgium and...more »

Planting the flag

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Planting the flag is simple keeping the pole upright is devesating why bother

Bring on the 'Natural Guard'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*The Times Record* *Brunswick, Maine* *Op-Ed* A March 18 article in The Times Record, “Vietnam facing severe drought,” caught my attention. The AP reported, “Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta, the country’s main rice growing region, is experiencing the worst drought and saline intrusion in recent history that has affected more than half a million people.” Here in Maine we had little winter this year with temperatures warming to record levels. There have been 10 straight months of record setting temperature rises worldwide. Our weather is changing — and unless something is done now ... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Noose Tightens On Clinton As Second Federal Judge Grants Discovery In E-Mail Fiasco There Are Likely More Annual Deaths From Gunshot Wounds in America Now Than There Were During the Civil War Fidel Castro writes 1,500-word letter ripping into Obama after historic visit "Made Out Of Sand" - A Dramatic Look Inside A Newly Built Chinese Apartment Brazil's Coalition Government Officially Collapses As Vice President's Party Abandons Rousseff Trump Campaign Manager Will Stay On Even If Convicted; Hires Stripper-Biting Lawyer KBR, Halliburton, Samsung... CORRUPTION... more »

Snow again???

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago

Campaign watch: Another major press corps "mistake!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016Latest innocent "mistake" damages Candidate Clinton:* Jill Abramson will tell you it's all about the sexism. Surely, Abramson knows it isn't as simple as that. We refer to the latest major "mistake" about the probe of Hillary Clinton's emails. This latest "mistake" has now produced the latest correction. The correction has now been offered by the Washington Post: CORRECTION (3/30/16): An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that Clinton used two different email addresses, sometimes interchangeably, as secretary of state. She used only hdr22@c... more »

Denmark court clears controversial psychologist of misconduct charges

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A Danish court has determined that psychologist Helmuth Nyborg did not commit misconduct in a controversial 2011 paper which predicted an influx of immigrants into Denmark would lower the population’s average IQ by the latter part of this century. The ruling, reported by the Danish newspaper Politiken, overturns a previous finding of misconduct by the the Danish […] The post Denmark court clears controversial psychologist of misconduct charges appeared first on Retraction Watch.

How Satellites Find Shipwrecks From Space

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
This is actually a small start on the bigger problem of discovering all possible anomalies for archaeology. Most of those ships were wood but left disturbances and sunken ballast as least. That sunken ballast will locate almost any wooden ship. Then if we are lucky clay products will have survived at least. As we have posted, the Bronze Age saw commercial shipping operate on a number of clear routes on a seasonal basis. We have the obvious Gibraltar to the eastern Mediterranean route to work and that continued all through history depending on a number of port cities around t... more »

An Open Letter to the Next President John Maudlin

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
Where do we start? The good news is that the oil industry is now proceeding to become extinct. This means a sharp increase in disposable income for the top third of the global population. That is actually very good news as it freshly empowers the middle class in particular. However, the apparent disappearance of ten percent of the global economy is not good news as it means a massive release of high end working class jobs. We are today not ready for it. The natural offset for this capital and labor release can only be in the form of building out the capital base for the bot... more »

Exorcism's Comeback in the Catholic Church

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
The whole topic of negative spirit entities has been somewhat perplexing not least because I personally have not detected any such strange entities either good or bad as yet. I have however dealt with those who have had communication with neutral or better spirits to our mutual satisfaction. Add in channeled reports regarding the geography of the afterlife and my developed basis of understanding is becoming excellent.] I do know that like attracts like and it appears plausible that a malevolent spirit can attach itself to a living spirit made vulnerable through improper thinki... more »

Fluoride Officially Classified as a Neurotoxin in World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journal

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 12 hours ago
There are safe ways to provide fluoride to your teeth if your teeth are deficient. A simple one time gel treatment lasting fifteen minutres is good enough to last a lifetime. What is hardly safe according to this work is chronic exposure. From the above it is also clearly unnecessary. This is an out of control marketing scheme with dentists providing uninformed testimonials back in the day. It needs to be shut down and public health needs to test teenagers and young adults for dental floride deficiency although it will likely be already dealt with by dentists. . ... more »

The Anti-Muslims Advising Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Presidential Republican nominees Donald Trump and Ted Cruz get their anti-Muslim rhetoric from Islamophobic leaders in the US. These leaders belong to various think tanks and policy groups and have long held anti-Muslim ideas which they have promoted throughout the years via books and the conservative media, and is now on display in the presidential race. Their anti-Muslim sentiments tend to lean a bit too far to the right side of politics, allowing their favorite candidates to come into contact with their Islamophobic fan bases who have been hyped up since the attacks of 9/11 and r... more »

Better call Saul Season Two Episode 7

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Artistic freedom exercised creating a visual Beatles and bob Dylan canvas upon which everyone can paint their dreams and fears. Modern anxiety layed bare in mega pixels dancing dark and light. Every man is Jimmy and every women Kim. Adam and Eve for the day we live in. We reject the babbles and beads for some real earth. Of course we all have a weakness, maybe the perfect desk fills that worth hole. Sheep and wolves, or chickens with teeth, its a long ride to find out personal classification and reexamination and doubt. There is something profound going on slipping Jimmy, thank yo... more »

Why North Carolina Got the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Right And the Transgender Lobby Gets It All Wrong

Frank Turek at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Male and Female Separate Airport Bathrooms - 900] Lies are born the moment someone thinks the truth is dangerous. Apparently, a good number of business and sports executives think the truth about North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (HB2) is dangerous; that's why they are lying about it. Well, perhaps... more »

35 Years After Reagan Assassination Attempt Hinkley Secretly Lives in Lap of Luxury

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: In this image taken March 30, 1981, Secret Service agents have already rushed to subdue shooter John Hinckley Jr., who cannot be seen within the group of officers and agents in the center. The agents at the right are evacuating the President Ronald Reagan into his limousine.] The man responsible for shooting then-President Ronald Reagan spends much of his time in a posh, gated resort residence near Virginia's scenic James River located just outside of Williamsburg. John Hinckley Jr., 60, could observe the 35th anniversary Wednesday of... more »

More Of The Usual Hype About Arctic Ice

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2016/03/another-record-low-for-arctic-sea-ice-maximum-winter-extent/ NSIDC has provisionally announced that Arctic sea ice extent has recorded the lowest maximum in the satellite record. This has naturally set the media off ringing alarm bells, like this silly one from Climate Home, “Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest winter extent in recorded history” The […]

NATO Op: Destroy Culture, People & History via Chaos- Moved to Italy

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Hopefully readers here read the news regarding the closure of the established people moving aka ethnic cleanser operators/operations in Greece? I'm certain readers here would not believe that news indicated the end of the ethnic cleansing of the Middle East and Africa resulting in the weakening destruction of Europe? * *Link* “This is yet* another blow to the EU*, *after the UNHCR refused to get involved in the refugee returns organised by the bloc under its recent deal with Turkey, *claiming that the hotspots in the Greek islands, where refugees are processed, have become priso... more »

Obama Admin Plans Big Fines for Schools That Don’t Follow Michelle’s Lunch Rules

Blake Neff at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: SILVER SPRING, MD - MAY 19: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) talks to Head Start students during lunch as she visits New Hampshire Estates Elementary School May 19, 2010 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The school was awarded the USDA?s Healthier US School Challenge Silver Award in 2009 and partnered with a school in Mexico as part of the Monarch Butterfly Sister School Program. President of Mexico Felipe Calderon is on a state visit to Washington with the first lady of Mexico. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)] The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a new regula... more »

ECHR Rules Police Shooting Of Jean Charles de Menezes Was Lawful

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes in 2005 was lawful. The police officers who killed de Menezes, believing he was a suicide bomber, should not be prosecuted, the Strasbourg court ruled. De Menezes, died after he being pinned down by police at a London tube station and shot eleven times. RT reports: The shooting took place nearly 11 years ago in the tense days following the 7/7 terror attacks in which 56 Londoners died. De Menezes, 27, was pursued by armed police into Stockwell Underground Station, South London, on July... more »

Ted Cruz needs to quit digging...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*first rule for when you're in a hole.* Cruz is an attorney. By all accounts a very, *very* good attorney. Would he allow a client of his to meander around shooting off his mouth? I don't think so. All he needs to say is, "I don't know who started this silly story. It's not true. Let's move on." Nothing he says here would hold up in any court of law. Personally, I don't care if he cheated on his wife. I'd be more surprised if he hadn't.

PiiPaash Protecting Sacred Water World Water Day

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
PiiPaash People Standing UP for SacredWater

Cyprus Court Orders Lovelorn Egyptian Hijack Suspect Held for 8 Days

MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: EgyptAir plane hijacking suspect Seif Eddin Mustafa flashes the victory sign as he leaves a court in a police car after a remand hearing as authorities investigate him on charges including hijacking, illegal possession of explosives and abduction in the Cypriot coastal town of Larnaca Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Mustafa described as "psychologically unstable" hijacked a flight Tuesday from Egypt to Cyprus and threatened to blow it up. His explosives turned out to be fake, and he surrendered with all passengers released unharmed after a bizarre six-hour standoff. (AP Photo/Pet... more »

Tidal Gauge Shows Marshall Islands Aren’t Being Drowned by Rising Sea Levels

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Tide Gauge - 900] Scientists and activists have warned for years that Pacific Islands were sinking because man-made global warming was accelerating the rise of sea levels, but that's not the case for the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Marshall Islands government officials... more »

5 Cancer Facts that Conventional Medicine Wants You to Believe are Myths

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dave Mihalovic* - According to the conventional wisdom of mainstream medicine, cancer can only be addressed by mainstream media.

THE LATEST ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN: Nova's mind-blowing non-explanation!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016Part 2—Much heat, little light:* Last November, Nova set out to make Einstein easy again. Its hour-long program, Inside Einstein's Mind, was timed to mark an anniversary. It had been a hundred years since 1915, when Albert Einstein brought forth the general theory of relativity. To commemorate this important event, Nova became the millionth professor, publisher or broadcast org which seemed to think that it knew how to make Einstein easy. At about the nine-minute mark in its program, Nova began its first attempt at explaining the revolution in physics E... more »

Japan Poised to Serve as Agent for U.S. Military Interventions

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Thousands of anti-war protesters rallied outside the parliament building in Tokyo on Tuesday, railing against the Japanese government's new so-called security law which marks a historic departure from the country's decades-long pacifism. 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. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushed for the revisions which "expand the activities of the... more »

World News Briefs -- March 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WSJ*:* Iran Will Continue Missile Program, Supreme Leader Says* *‘It’s the time of both missiles and dialogue,’ Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says* Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iran wouldn’t abandon its ballistic missile program despite growing international pressure following last year’s historic agreement limiting its nuclear program. “I approve of political dialogue on international levels,” Mr. Khamenei said, according to his official website. But today, he said, “it’s the time of both missiles and dialogue.” *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Top... more »

Vaxxed Documentary To Be Released April 1st In New York

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Cinema Libre Studio in New York has announced that it will distribute the controversial film “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe” Cinema Libre Chairman Philippe Diaz said in a recent statement: “We chose to distribute this film to correct a major issue, which is the suppression of medical data by a governmental agency that may very well be contributing to a significant health crisis. The media storm of last week also revealed another issue; the hyper mediatization by some members of the media and the documentary community who had not even seen the film, as well as Tribeca executiv...more »

Nukes are Still Bad

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
For info about divesting from nuclear weapons companies, go to http://responsibleinvest.org/

Politics: “Voters’ Unfavorable View of Clinton Warns Democrats of Trouble Ahead”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Voters’ Unfavorable View of Clinton Warns Democrats of Trouble Ahead”* by Lori Hansen Riegle “Hillary Clinton, like Donald Trump, is viewed unfavorably by a significant majority of voters. In the latest CBS/New York Times poll, Clinton has an unfavorable rating of 52 percent, almost as high as Trump’s 57 percent. For both Clinton and Trump, these are historically high negatives for presidential candidates since CBS first polled this question in 1984. Other polls and exit polling have consistently shown that the voters don’t find Clinton trustworthy or honest. This voter distrust a... more »

Study on teens with scoliosis failed to seek ethics approval, erratum notes

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
After researchers failed to seek ethics approval for a study on teens with scoliosis, a journal has issued an erratum to the paper. The journal is not retracting the paper outright, it says, because the study was non-invasive and likely would have received ethics approval. During the study, teenagers with and without progressive scoliosis underwent […] The post Study on teens with scoliosis failed to seek ethics approval, erratum notes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*WSJ:* *Pentagon Readies More Robust U.S. Military Presence in Eastern Europe* *Move aims to reassure NATO allies and send message to Russia* The Pentagon has drawn up plans to position American troops, tanks and other armored vehicles full time along NATO’s eastern borders to deter Russian aggression, in what would be the first such deployment since the end of the Cold War. The Pentagon intends the plans as an escalation of a proposal it announced last year, when it said it was looking at ways to increase U.S. military deterrence in Eastern Europe, such as prepositioning older m... more »

Fukushima Update: “’Mind Blowing’: Die-off In Pacific Far Worse Than Anything Ever Seen Before”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“’Mind Blowing’: * *Die-off In Pacific Far Worse Than Anything Ever Seen Before”* By ENENews *"AP, Mar 24, 2016:* Alaska’s massive seabird die-off spreads. Federal biologists last week walked Katmai National Park and counted 2,000 dead seabirds. “That's only a hint of what probably was there. Every beach we looked at had dead birds,” US Fish & Wildlife Service's Robb Kaler said. “If we had rakes we would have found a lot more,” said retired USGS biologist Tony DeGange. Officials surveyed the area] in 2009 and 2012 and counted zero and 14 common murres. Last week they counted hund... more »

Syria’s Assad Tries to Polish Image With Palmyra’s Recapture From ISIS

ZEINA KARAM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this photo released on Sunday March 27, 2016, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian government soldiers rise their weapons with victory signs as they stand on their military truck, in the ancient city of Palmyra, central Syria. The amount of destruction found inside the archaeological area in the historic Syrian town of Palmyra was similar to what experts have expected but the shock came Monday from inside the local museum where the extremists have caused wide damage demolishing invaluable statues that were torn to pieces. (SANA via AP)] BEIRUT (AP) -- The recapt... more »

US to Beef Up Military Presence in Eastern Europe in the Face of an Increasingly Aggressive Russia

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: The main gun on an M1A2 System Enhancement Package V2 Abrams tank fires one round downrange during a live-fire accuracy screening test. This is the first time the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division has trained with the European Activity Set during Combined Resolve II. This set of armored vehicles at the US Army Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr Germany support and outfit the United States Army while in Europe to train and perform contingency missions for the United States Army's rotational forces. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Robert... more »

Apple Remains in Dark on How FBI Hacked iPhone Without Help

TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy,' on Capitol Hill, March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can’t keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed... more »

French Leader Abandons Plan to Strengthen State of Emergency

SYLVIE CORBET at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: French President Francois Hollande arrives to deliver a speech after the weekly cabinet meeting, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Paris. Hollande has decided to abandon a bill that would have revoked citizenship for convicted terrorists and strengthened the country’s state of emergency.] PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has decided to abandon a bill that would have revoked citizenship for convicted terrorists and strengthened the state of emergency because of a deadlock in parliament. In a rare address to reporters following... more »

Is The U.S. About To Outsource The Manufacturing Some Of Its Weapons Production To India?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Live Mint:* *Lockheed Martin offers to build F-16, helicopters and UAVs in India* Lockheed Martin is keen to make F-16V, the advanced fourth generation fighter jet in India, provided positive results emerge out of India-US talks next month. US defence contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. has offered to build its flagship F-16 fighter jets, C-130J Super Hercules military transport planes and helicopters in India. The American company is keen to make F-16V, the advanced fourth generation fighter jet in India, provided positive results emerge out of India-US talks next month, Lockheed... more »

Protestors Rally To Support IDF Soldier Who Shot Injured Palestinian

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a military court in support of an IDF soldier who was caught on film shooting a wounded Palestinian man in the West Bank. They call for the release of the Israeli soldier whose identity remains under gag order. Footage emerged on Friday allegedly shows the soldier shooting the Palestinian man in the head as he lay injured on the ground after a stabbing attack. Protesters, as well as right wing politicians have criticized Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who has said the soldier acted inappropriately. The Independent reports: Amateur footage sh... more »

6 Potent Superfoods to Detox Heavy Metals from Your Body and Mind

Waking Times at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Spring is the best time to cleanse and detoxify your body and mind.

What If Ideas Were The Only Things "Too Big To Fail?" There Should Be No Super-delegates

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I was... well, happy for Bernie when conservative Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard came out and backed Bernie. After all, the 3 progressive federal officials-- Brian Schatz, Mazie Hirono and Mark Takai-- had all decided to do the safe, easy conservative thing and cast their lots with the establishment candidate. But Tulsi Gabbard... her ProgressivePunch career-long crucial vote score is an "F" and her endorsement lf Bernie won't change that. She votes very mcu on the Hillary side of the coin. It doesn't seem to matter; Schatz and Hirono (though not Takai, one of the least progr... more »

Making The Same Mistake

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Stephane Dion stepped in it last week when he suggested that the UN Human Rights Council choose someone other than Michael Lynk as Special Repporteur for the Palestinian Territories. Apparently, M. Dion has been consulting with UN Watch, a pro Israeli lobby group. He would have done well to talk to people who are familiar with Lynk and his work. Michael Harris writes that Joanna Quinn, director of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post Conflict at the University of Western Ontario -- where Lynk teaches -- supports Lynk's nomination unreservedly. She says: “I would like to em... more »

President Obama To Host Nuclear Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Obama to Host Summit on Global Nuclear Concerns* Threats from Islamic State, North Korea on agenda as world leaders gather for Nuclear Security Summit WASHINGTON—World leaders are scheduled to gather here Thursday for a two-day summit hosted by President Barack Obama that will focus on global nuclear concerns, particularly the potential for a terrorist organization to obtain nuclear materials and the growing threat of North Korea. Officials from more than 50 countries are set to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, White House officials said, but notably abs... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
How companies are increasingly trademarking hashtags https://t.co/0DOKK6fPZd — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 30, 2016

The TN Taliban Strikes Again, Hoping to Make Bible Official Book

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
This legislative feat tops the agenda, as the state's citizens get poorer and dumber. Last month, the Tennessee Legislature had another important item on the To Do list: The move to make the Bible the state's official book comes a month after Tennessee lawmakers approved a measure to make the Barrett M82 sniper rifle the official state rifle.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Militant teachers demand schools stop promoting 'British values' as it makes children from other cultures feel inferior* Teachers are demanding that schools stop promoting 'fundamental British values' over claims it could make children think other cultures are inferior. The National Union of Teachers said telling children about the country's democracy, law and traditions could encourage 'cultural supremacy' and urged a new focus on 'international human rights' instead. Under government guidelines, which are aimed at tackling extremism in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal,... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Arctic news* Sea ice was down a bit for most of March but it has now popped back up to a level similar to that in other recent years. The graph tells all: *2016 is the black line* How awful for the Warmists. The Arctic is all they've got. I imagine they will console themselves by saying today is the 15th lowest or some such. You have to be creative with the truth to be a Warmist -- which mostly means taking refuge in trivialities SOURCE for the graph UPDATE: The following is amusing. It looks like the upswing began on 25th. "Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data C... more »

LUNATIC! LUNATIC! LUNATIC! False-flag denier’s epic meltdown on international TV

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 16 hours ago
Some people just can’t handle the notion that some “terrorist attacks” may be false flag events. Robert David Steele, a former CIA Clandestine Services Case Officer who used to orchestrate false flags as part of his job, is appalled at the prevailing level of false flag denial. In his contribution to *ANOTHER French False Flag? Bloody Tracks from Paris to San Bernardino*, Steele writes: [image: 27 leading public intellectuals discuss false flags in general and the Paris and San Bernardino attacks in particular. Now available on Amazon.] 27 leading public intellectuals discuss false f... more »

Flint Official: State Overruled Plan for Corrosion Control

JOHN FLESHER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Flint resident Keri Webber, left, listens as she is seated among more than 100 people who gather during a meeting of Michigan's special Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Northbank Center in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)] FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Shortly before this poverty-stricken city began drawing its drinking water from the Flint River in April 2014 in a cost-cutting move, officials huddled at the municipal water treatment plant, running through a checklist of final preparations.... more »

Myanmar (Burma) Democracy Takes Momentous Step with New President

ESTHER HTUSAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Lawmakers from right, Henry Van Hti Yu as seconnd vice president, Htin Kyaw as president and Myint Swe as first-vice president, take oaths during a ceremony in parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Htin Kyaw, a trusted friend of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi took over as Myanmar's president Wednesday, taking a momentous step in the country's long-drawn transition toward democracy after more than a half-century of direct and indirect military rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)] NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar’s slow transition to democracy took a ... more »

For Trump, Few Limits to Win-At-Any-Cost Approach

JULIE PACE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Janesville, Wis., Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette via AP)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sitting on his plush private plane surrounded by a gaggle of reporters, Donald Trump laid bare the depths of his win-at-any-cost political philosophy. “Nothing is presidential except victory,” he said Tuesday. “Victory is presidential.” Very little about...more »

Channel 5 Airs Scary ‘Watership Down’ Film For Kids At Easter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
British parents are outraged at Channel 5’s decision to broadcast the traumatizing animation film “Watership Down” over the Easter holidays. Children were able to watch the brutalization and murder of rabbits at 2.25pm on a Sunday afternoon under the noses of their parents. The film causes one to have recurring nightmares about the violence and brutality that goes on in the animal kingdom which is not normally seen in U-certified cartoons, according to reports. The Independent reports: Channel 5 decided to air the 1978 animated film on Easter Sunday afternoon, when lots of chocolate... more »

Brazil's Biggest Party Quits The Governing Coalition. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Does Not Have The Votes To Block Her Impeachment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Brazil's biggest party quits ruling coalition, Rousseff isolated* Brazil's largest party announced on Tuesday it was leaving President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition and pulling its members from her government, a departure that sharply raises the odds she could be impeached in a matter of months. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) took just a few minutes to decide unanimously in a packed leadership meeting that its six ministers in Rousseff's Cabinet and all other party members with government appointments must resign immediately. Under Brazil's pre... more »

The Gulf States Are On A Massive Arms Purchasing Spree

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Reuters / Paul Hanna / Reuters *Defense News*: *State: $33 Billion in GCC Weapon Sales in 11 Months* DUBAI and WASHINGTON — The US State Department has facilitated $33 billion worth of weapons sales to its Arab Gulf allies since May 2015, according to department figures. The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have received weapons including ballistic missile defense capabilities, attack helicopters, advanced frigates and anti-armor missiles, according to David McKeeby, a spokesman the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. "Consistent with the commitmen... more »

U.S. And Europe Claim That Iran Is Defying UN Security Council Resolutions By Conducting Its Missile Tests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/MAHMOOD HOSSEINI/TIMA *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Iran missile tests were 'in defiance of' U.N. resolution - U.S., allies* By launching nuclear-capable missiles Iran has defied a United Nations Security Council resolution that endorsed last year's historic nuclear deal, the United States and its European allies said in a joint letter seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Iran's recent ballistic tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were "inconsistent with" and "in defia... more »

Chinese Government Stops Building Wind Turbines Because Most of the Energy Is Wasted

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: The Mulan wind farm, located approximately north east of Harbin City in China's northernmost province, was one of the first wind farms in China, raising the profile of renewable power and acting as a flagship for replication of the technology across the country.] The Chinese government isn't building any new wind turbines because most of the new electricity created was wasted, causing serious damage to the country's electrical grid. The government stopped approving new wind power projects in the country's windiest regions earlier this month, according to... more »

Yes, Mr. Trump, the GOP Delegates Can Decide

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the CFE Arena during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Central Florida on March 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.] Donald Trump has made his first threat to sue over the procedures for selecting delegates to the Republican convention. It surely won’t be his last. The Wall Street Journal reported that Ted Cruz may come out of Louisiana with as... more »

Charting a Course Around a Trump Nomination

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.] How can Donald Trump be stopped? For months, conservatives have debated what Trump represents and whether they can or should support him. While millions of voters still have time to make their choice (and still need to be informed about... more »

‘Icarus Landing, by Michael Newberry

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
*[image: 12321448_10206437076666870_7653744564400183027_n]Icarus Landing*, acrylic on linen, 55x36 inches. It’s a bit late for Easter, but there you go: the artist just reposted it, so I can, saying: *Happy Easter! Wouldn't it be great if we could be transformed while alive? And evolve with plenty of time to share the wonder? And to look towards Earth for our paradise?* Wouldn’t it just. And wouldn’t *that* transform lives. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Quantitative easing is better than helicopter drops

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
*It's straightforward to induce inflation, harder to preserve the Lumo principles of safe and helpful interventions* Capitalist and Imperialist Pig quotes a left-wing would-be economist named Brad DeLong. This Gentleman superficially names the "global savings glut" and "deflation threat" as two main enemies and proposes to literally revive Milton Friedman's concept of the helicopter money. (They sometimes have the chutzpah to talk about the "austerity madness", too. But in this world in which most governments still run several-percent budget deficits, I would find it a self-humiliat... more »

Our Only Hope: Western Civilization Reawakened

Jim Tonkowich at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Europe Western Civilization - 900] Shutter the windows! Bar the doors! Brussels was another wake-up call, we're told. Be more vigilant -- more proactive! We have to do a better job as we collect intelligence, screen immigrants, control borders, hunt down terrorists and terrorist cells. Thus,... more »

Solar Firms Going To The Wall

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward Two renewable energy companies have closed in the wake of cuts to government subsidies which have dried up order books and driven firms into liquidation. Eco Juice and Absolute Renewable Energy (UK), both based in Norwich, said they were forced to close after the government cut […]

Pentagon Concedes That The Russian Air Campaign Against The Islamic State Is Effective

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Russian air force bombing Islamic State effectively, Pentagon concedes* After months of condemning Russia’s military incursion into Syria as merely propping up a brutal regime, the Pentagon conceded on Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin’s air force has begun to strike the Islamic State terrorist army. The Pentagon for months has accused Moscow of being disingenuous by saying it was attacking the Islamic State when in fact it was really bombing rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad. On Tuesday Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said: “I think it’s being... more »

Why Russia Targets The Families Of Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Russian soldiers patrolling a Chechen village in December 2000. Russia found that abductions of militants’ family members were effective in unwinding the rebel leadership in Chechnya. Credit Agence France-Presse *New York Times:* *Russia Shows What Happens When Terrorists’ Families Are Targeted* MOSCOW — Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, was widely condemned when he called for the United States to “take out the families” of terrorists. His approach — even after he clarified that he was not talking about killing the relatives — was dismissed by many as... more »

The Original Air Force One Flies Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Watch the original Air Force One fly again: Iconic presidential plane built in 1948 takes to the air to be restored to its former glory* * 'Columbine II', the four-engine plane used by President Dwight Eisenhower was built in 1948 * Plane was almost destroyed in New York during 1953, when air traffic controllers confused flight numbers * Was originally known as Air Force 8610, but the plane's name was later changed to Air Force One in 1962 * Last week it was resurrected for another flight from Arizona to Virginia, where it will be restored The original 'Air Force On... more »

Christianophobia is Big Business

George Yancey at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Hong Kong Corporate Buildings, Corporate Business, Big Business, Skyscrapers, Office Towers] When does Big Business call for a boycott? Let's look at some possible examples and see. When Arizona was working to pass strict anti-illegal immigration laws, activists called for boycotts of the state. Major League Baseball (MLB) listened, but no...more »

3 Million Hits

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Three million hits thanks to you all!

The Jews From Peru

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*Adelma Marina Tapia Ruiz, of Pucallpa, Peru* *Proudly Afro-Peruvian/Illicitly Azkhenazi-but-Ashmed American George Zimmerman* *Elsa Cayat of Charlie Hebdo in Peru 2013* *Misinformation.* *A Depiction of the Spanish Inquisition - Misinformation.* *Closer to the Truth.* *Darkest Peru* *Suriname - Jonestown v.3.11* *(Note the road and inland waterway infrastructure (Lack of))* *"Why don't you just go ahead and nationalise the damn oil company?* *It's your country. David Rockefeller isn't the government"* *Senator Robert F. Kennedy,* *Addressing an audience in Peru* Peruvian m... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon system launch vehicles at the 70th Victory Day Anniversary Plant in Nizhny Novgorod. © Mikhail Metzel/TASS

Gestas and Dismas : The Two Thieves

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
*The Other Two* *Jesus' supporters arranged the murder of the two men being crucified on either side next to him on Golgotha, Dismas and Gestas.* DEATH BY CRUCIFIXION: *HASTENED* by the breaking of the legs, so that the victim could not push up to take a good breath. *John 19:32-33*: *The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.* *The Romans had no motive to be act out of mercy - except for shekels.* "In... more »

North Korea Tells Its Citizens To Be Ready For A New Famine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *North Koreans told to prepare for new 'arduous march'* In an ominous echo of famine in the 1990s, the sanctions-hit regime is telling citizens to be ready to 'chew the roots of plants once again'. In a proclamation that will strike fear into the hearts of the North Korean people, state media has ordered the citizenry to prepare for a new "arduous march". The term was first coined by the North Korean leadership in 1993 as a metaphor for the four-year famine that decimated the nation from 1994. The famine - in which as many as 3.5 million of the nation's 22 million... more »

'Best selfie ever': Brit who took grinning snap with EgyptAir hijacker speaks out - except that's not a selfie

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
"He just shrugged OK so I stood by him and smiled for the camera while a stewardess did the snap. It has to be the best selfie ever." A selfie is a photo taken by oneself or someone else in the photo. This was just a snapped photo. More here http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/best-selfie-ever-brit-who-took-grinning-snap-with-egyptair-hijacker-speaks-out-a3213806.html

One People's Roundtable: March 29th 2016

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 21 hours ago
Ben joined us for the promised discussion on Levity. We also briefly went over the Baal Arches, potential of a false history, the earth tilt and more.

Military Photo of the Day: March 30, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Hampton-900] USS Hampton surfaces through the ice in the Arctic Circle during a recent five-week exercise. Thank you to the command and crew of this U.S. Navy submarine!

Trump Won’t Promise to Support Cruz or Kasich and They Won’t Promise to Support Him

THOMAS BEAUMONT & SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to supporters during a rally at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Brookfield. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)] BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) -- Donald Trump, turning his focus to Wisconsin even as another controversy cast a shadow over his campaign, said Tuesday he will no longer honor his pledge to support the eventual Republican pick for president. And his... more »

Thailand: US State Department Gives Award to US-Created/Funded Agitator

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
Agitator funded by US State Department, gets award from US State Department - or - how to make illegitimacy & foreign-funded subversion look legitimate. *March 30, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - Bangkok Post's Achara Ashayagachat, herself praised by foreign interests for her service to them, has recently penned an article titled, "Chiang Mai activist wins US 'courage award'." In it she claims (emphasis added): *A Chiang Mai-based activist was given an International Women of Courage Ward Tuesday for her dedication to democracy and women's rights despite undergoing "attitude adjustm... more »

Eels in Myth and Solar cycles

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours 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 hours 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! - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Sensational libertarians and solar power in the Visayas

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
None of that really matters. Turth

"We All Know..."

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

fun

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
San Angelo, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Doubt..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 […]

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