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Friday, March 4, 2016

4 March - Blogs I'm Following

English: Official US Navy Photograph of an EA–...English: Official US Navy Photograph of an EA–6B Prowler aircraft, picture modified with notes. Photograph taken during chase flight. Photo is in the public domain as an unclassified work of the US Federal Government. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Two US Navy (USN) EA-6B Prowler aircraft fly a...Two US Navy (USN) EA-6B Prowler aircraft fly a refueling mission over Incirlik Air Base (AB) Turkey, in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
Four EA-6B Prowlers conduct an aerial refuel and formation flight near Marine Corps Station Cherry Point, N.C., March. 1, 2016. The flight was the first time in several years that all 4 EA-6B Prowler squadrons flew together. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jodson B. Graves

A Look At The Planes That Could Be Spying On You Right Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division is developing the 'Son of the Blackbird' (illustrated above). The engines will use a hybrid system to reach hypersonic speeds, enabling the aircraft to cross an entire continent in an hour. The air friction of this speed alone could melt steel, so the SR-72 is likely to be made of composite materials, similar to those used for space shuttles and missiles *Daily Mail:* *Spies in the sky: The top secret military technology found in covert planes that could be watching YOU at this very moment* * Famous Cold War spy plane the U-2 is still going st... more »

Keep Calm and Carry On: Christians in a Darkening Culture

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 36 minutes ago
[image: Winston Churchill - 900] It was 1939, just before the outbreak of what would come to be known as the Second World War. Hitler was on the move, the dominoes were starting to fall. The British government, facing what Winston Churchill would soon call... more »

The Color Bars-- Music For Bernie... And Beyond

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 36 minutes ago
Like me and Bernie, the Color Bars are from Brooklyn. They are Gerald Slevin, Dave Spelber, Sam Friend, Isaac Wynn, and John English and "The End of the Corporate Age" is a new song they released just a few days ago. They have 3 albums out already, *Prosopopeia*, *Kairos at Infinity* and *Making Playthings*. Their music is awesome; their art is awesome and their politics... Well, you can probably tell from the video up top. The first of the two below is "Paralysis a la Mode" from *Kairos At Infinity* (2012) and the second is "Eliza" from the earlier album, *Making Playthings*. ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"'Loving"', Excerpt* by Leo Buscaglia "Emotional detachment, maintaining our distance from others, is being prescribed as a solution for avoiding pain. Neglect and abuse of children and the aged is a growing problem. Social and religious institutions, which in the past helped to set standards of behavior and brought people together in companionship, are actively downgraded. Individualism, independence, and personal freedom are valued above love, commitment, and cooperation. Examining the complex nature involved in loving each other (the dynamic and ever changing nature of two or...more »

Is U.S. Dominance Declining In Asia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy/Handout Richard Javad Heydarian, National Interest: *The End of U.S. Primacy in Asia* *Washington is being outmaneuvered in the Pacific.* The world is steadily confronting the prospect of full-fledged Chinese domination in the world’s most important waterway, the South China Sea. Americ... more »

Iqaluit April 1936

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago

Failure to preserve evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
*R. v. Laing*, 2016 ONCA 184: [34] The leading case on the failure to preserve evidence is *R. v. La,* [1997] 2 S.C.R. 680, the principles of which are summarized in *R. v. Bero* (2000), 151 C.C.C. (3d) 545, 39 C.R. (5th) 291 (Ont. C.A.), at para 30. For present purposes, the key consideration is whether the DVD was lost as a result of what Justice Sopinka termed "unacceptable negligence". [35] The trial judge concluded that in order to establish that the standard of unacceptable negligence had been met, the conduct of the police would have to be such as to shock the c... more »

A Look At How The Islamic State Is Using Water As A Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*DW*: *'Islamic State' using water as a weapon* The terror group "Islamic State" has taken control of six of the eight major dams in Syria and Iraq. It is systemically exercising control by using water. The decline of "IS" now actually poses another kind of threat. An abundant water supply means life, but excess water or water scarcity can mean death. Grave concerns have arisen over the dams that the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) has strategically taken in northern Iraq and Syria. IS controls six of the eight large dams on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and is now continuously a... more »

RIP Joey Feek...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*you are an angel now.* a dream come true by Rory | Friday, Mar 4, 2016 My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry. Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior. At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying.. my precious bride breathed her last. And a moment later took her first breath on the other side.* read the rest * *This is a link to their site. The direct link to this post (the top post) has been ... more »

Yes, Willy Loman, It’s about Blamin’ & Framin’ Turkey & Saudi Arabia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
*And it has been for a good long while now.* *Got this message from Willy Loman:link to post and video from fake peace group* willylomanMarch 1, 2016 at 10:18 AM hi Penny. If you have a chance please check out my article today. its about exactly what you are writing here. A fake peace group is pushing regime change propaganda for Turkey, essentially blaming Erdogan for the entire 5 year CIA/NATO operation in Syria and it ends with praise of the glorious Kurds. They are now going all out. I would love for someone like yourself to take apart his Sunsteinesque cognitive infiltration eff... more »

Growing Sense Of Despair In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CNN:* *Ukraine crisis: Growing sense of despair* Ukraine's prolonged crisis and political stalemate are causing a growing sense of despair and isolation among millions living in the conflict zone, the United Nations warned in a report released Thursday. The fragile ceasefire is pierced daily by violations, while the number of conflict-related civilian casualties keeps climbing. "There is a terrible sensation of physical, political, social and economic isolation and abandonment among the huge number of people -- more than 3 million in all -- who are struggling to eke out a living ... more »

Little Chucky Schmucky Finds Another Race He Can Screw Up-- This Time In Iowa

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Patty and Chucky* The DSCC deemed Iowa a lost cause this cycle, despite the fact that Obama won the state in 2008 (54-44%) and 2012 (52-46%). So they didn't both recruiting a candidate and just shrugged their shoulders and ignored the 3 progressives who jumped in, legislators Tom Fiegen, Rob Hogg and Bob Krause. But when the incumbent, 82-year old Republican Chuck Grassley chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, threw a tantrum and said he will refuse to hold hearings on any nominee who President Obama nominates, regardless of their qualifications, public opinion in Iowa starte... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'When Trumpets Fade'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From Wikipedia*: When Trumpets Fade is a TV war film from 1998 directed by John Irvin, produced by John Kemeny and written by W.W. Vought. It is based on a true story of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest in Autumn of 1944 during World War II. A few days later, the Battle of the Bulge began, leaving the battle of Hürtgen Forest largely forgotten.

My Last Word on the Bermuda Triangle

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 4 hours ago
I was reading a story on the Internet about some mystery that had been solved and the writer felt the urge to mention that some mysteries might never be solved. He suggested as one of those the Bermuda Triangle, I will not go into the reasons that I believe the mystery there has been solved, but will supply a list of my postings that explain the point in detail. If any of you feel the need to revisit this, here is what I have said in the past: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2007/06/editorial-comment.html http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-bermuda-triangle-and-c-119.html h... more »

Taking Down A Corrupted And Failed Democratic Party Establishment... In Oklahoma

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Tom Guild is running for Congress in Oklahoma City and he was one of the very first Democratic candidates to have endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. We asked him to give us the run down of the Bernie win in his state Tuesday night. After to read his report, please consider contributing to both campaigns-- Bernie for president, Tom for Congress-- both on the same page. On March 1, 2016 the face of politics in Oklahoma changed for good. A Democratic Socialist Senator named Bernie Sanders ran roughshod over the Democratic Party Establishment that includes former governors, curren... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 4 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Commodities Continue Recovery From Early / Mid February YTD Lows . 2. Currencies - YTD vs. US Dollar. 3. Global Equities - Couple Of Useful Data Sets. ) Turkey ( 1. Turkey's Shutdown Today's Zaman - Freedom Of Press Once Again Under Siege In Turkey. Despite Turkey Brutal Treatment On Display Regarding Today's Zaman - EU Meeting With Turkey Still Going Forward On March 7th. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Spain Political Update - PSOE Loses No Confidence Vote. 2. Swiss Unveil Separate Path On Immigration - If No EU Deal Reached. 3. Refugee Crisis / Border Security. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Overview..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 9m 9 minutes ago Crude Oil: Up 38% in the past 15 trading days, largest 3-week gain since Aug '90 price shock (Iraq invaded Kuwait). *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 29m 29 minutes ago Commodities: 1) Gold @ 52-week high 2) Copper/Lumber improving 3) Crude: only down 2% YTD 4) Nat Gas @ 17-yr low *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 44m 44 minutes ago Currencies, YTD vs. US Dollar Higher: Yen, Real, Ruble, Canada/Aussie $, Euro Lower: Argentine/Mexican Peso, Pound *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOut... more »

March 4: On the last page...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
...there is an ad critical of privatization. It is one of, perhaps, four items in this paper worth reading. The front page headline is that the light snowfall we have had means that it cost us less this year to plow our streets. And that, kidding aside, it the biggest news in all of section A. For the editorial writer, the burning issue facing this city is our treatment of dogs. (I think). It's an editorial that wobbles and wanders so much, it can be hard to see what the point is. This writer has a brilliant future with Irving press. The commentary below the editorial is a spee... more »

What They Want You to Fear vs. the Real Threats We Face

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - What exactly is it that we are supposed to be most afraid of? The post What They Want You to Fear vs. the Real Threats We Face appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Dominique Soguel, CSM: *Without a Plan B, Syria truce is holding despite its flaws* *Both sides are alleging violations in the Syria truce, for which there appear to be no consequences. But overall the violence has been dramatically reduced.* ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Shortly after the cessation of hostilities came into partial effect in Syria a week ago, residents of Darayya, a besieged suburb of Damascus, staged spirited demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. It was a poignant reminder of the peaceful origins of a protest movement that mutated into the viciou... more »

Dr. Ben Carson Has a New Job: Getting Christians to the Polls

Stream Staff at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson My Faith Votes - 900] Dr. Ben Carson has a new job. It may not be the presidency, but it could prove as challenging as brain surgery. The famed neurosurgeon announced Friday that he is the new national chairman of My Faith Votes, a nonpartisan organization focused on... more »

Long-Term Unemployment Remains High Despite Strong February Job Gains

James Sherk at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: workers - 900] The Bureau of Labor Statistics' February jobs report showed continued growth in the labor market. The payroll survey reported that employers added 242,000 net new jobs last month. The payroll survey showed unemployment remaining unchanged at 4.9 percent. Even more... more »

Love Is Not Enough

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 5 hours ago
Following is the transcript for the 25th Dispatch From the Endocene, which can be heard at ExtinctionRadio.org 43 minutes in. The artwork is by Arthur Rackham, whose depiction of trees rendered them veritable sentient characters in his illustrations of fairy tales. Thanks as always Gene, and welcome Listeners, to the 25th Dispatch From The Endocene. The transcript and pertinent links will be found on my blog, Wit’s End, under the inspirational title, “Love is Not Enough”. Last fall, the organization Conservation International launched a glitzy campaign to save the world with a s... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Tweets on the GOP Debate: What Was She Thinking?

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] During Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate, Hillary Clinton tweeted some images that have some folks wondering, “What was she thinking?” In at least two tweets by the former Secretary of State, Hillary seems to draw a comparison between the GOP... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8VF7ND0oGk

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“NGC 134 is probably not the best known spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. Still, the tantalizing island universe is a clearly a telescopic treasure in southern skies. It shares a bright core, clumpy dust lanes, and loosely wrapped spiral arms with spiky foreground stars of the Milky Way and the more diminutive galaxy NGC 131 in this sharp cosmic vista. *Click image for larger size.* From a distance of about 60 million light-years, NGC 134 is seen tilted nearly edge-on. It spans some 150,000 light-years, making it even larger than our own Milky Way galaxy. NGC 134's warped ... more »

"A Precious Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity." - Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

Chet Raymo, “The Journey”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Journey”* by Chet Raymo "Here's a deep-deep sky map of the universe from the March 9, 2006 issue of Nature. The horizontal scale is a 360 view right around the sky; the vertical gaps at 6 hours and 24 hours are the parts of the universe that are blocked to our view by the disk of our own Milky Way Galaxy. The vertical scale - distance from Earth - is logarithmic (10, 100, 1000, etc.) measured in megaparsecs (a parsec equals 3.26 light-years). Across the top is the Big Bang, and the oldest and most distant thing we can see, the cosmic microwave background, the radiation of the... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Bangladesh Considers Dropping Islam as State Religion

Russ Read at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Bangladesh flag - 900] Bangladesh's government is considering removing Islam as the official state religion in response to several attacks on religious minorities by radical Islamists. The country's supreme court is hearing arguments on whether to drop the religion. Bangladesh is home to a massive... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Mouse And The Books"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Mouse And The Books"* by Paulo Coelho "When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living.” “Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor. “If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster... more »

Trump Reverses Position on Torture, Targeting Civilians

Robert Burns at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Macomb Community College, Friday, March 4, 2016, in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump retreated Friday from his promise that if elected president he would order the military to kill family members of militants who threaten the United States. Trump’s campaign issued a statement quoting him as saying he... more »

Even Warmed Up Satellite Temperature Data isn’t Close to What Climate Models Predicted

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: earth - 900] Newly updated satellite-derived temperature data shows much more warming in the bulk atmosphere than previous data, but shows the Earth's atmosphere is still cooler than most climate models predicted. "It's not that big a change, and it's still controversial and new," Chip... more »

World News Briefs -- March 4, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Arrest of Lula, hero to millions, in corruption probe stuns Brazil* Rising from a shoeshine boy to become Brazil's first working class president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is a hero to millions of Brazilians and the very face of change in Latin America's biggest country. His detention for questioning on Friday in a massive corruption probe may also make him a symbol for many Brazilians of another trend: the end of impunity for the nation's powerful. A 70-year-old metalworker and union leader who governed Brazil from 2003 until 2010, Lula presided over an economic boom... more »

The Poet: Walt Whitman, “O Me! O Life!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“O Me! O Life!”* “O Me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless- of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light- of the objects mean- of the struggle ever renew’d; Of the poor results of all- of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me; Of the empty and useless years of the rest- with the rest me intertwined; The question, O me! so sad, recurring- What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here-... more »

Donald Trump's "Liberal" Support

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
There is little Donald Trump can say to shock any more. Last night's implication that his underwear packs *something beastly* is a case in point. I must admit, it raised a chuckle here. As the Republican party takes a dark turn that won't end well for millions of Americans, *not least those supporting Trump*, sometimes laughter is the only response you can muster as all the rules about US politics is dumped in a skip, and for something more coarse, more dangerous to rise in its place. I would hope that Hillary Clinton, as the likely Democrat nominee would be able to crush Trump in ... more »

NATO's Destruction of Libya: Act II

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*The well-known forces who created ISIS are now using the terrorist group's presence in Libya as a political and moral justification for yet another illegal invasion of the country.* *An excerpt from, "Troops Trickle in as West Prepares for Libya War" by Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, March 3, 2016:* Last week, major French newspaper Le Monde reported that the French government is engaged in a “secret war” in Libya, and has deployed special forces already. The Pentagon has also talked about its own presence in Libya, and Britain is understood to have some special forces there as well. *... more »

The Mercury Locomotive 1936

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Building Steam Locomotives

Romney Doesn’t Get What’s Needed to Stop The Donald, But Cruz and Rubio Do

John Zmirak at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Mitt Romney-900] The Republican party is running out of ideas on how to stop Donald Trump. And it is running out of time. In three weeks, or even two, the race could be effectively over -- with Trump so far ahead in... more »

Supreme Court Puts Hold on Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: abortion clinic law - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that could force all but one of the state’s abortion clinics to close, a sign that a similar law in Texas also could be in peril. The... more »

Knife Found At O.J. Simpson’s Property

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Los Angeles police are testing a knife that was reportedly recovered from O.J. Simpson’s old property where he used to live at the time his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were killed in 1994. NPR reports: Capt. Andrew Neiman of the LAPD said in a press conference Friday that the knife had been in the possession of a now-retired police officer. The story of the knife’s origin is third-hand at best: Neiman says that the retired officer said that he had received it from a civilian who identified himself as a construction worker, and that the civilian said he found the weapon at ... more »

Monsanto To Sue California For Listing Roundup As A Toxic Chemical

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Monsanto is suing the State of California for deciding to include glyphosate, the main ingredient in its Popular weedkiller Roundup, on its Proposition 65 toxic chemicals list. California decided to tell the truth about the toxic chemical after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” back in March 2015. However, the biotech giant would prefer it if people didn’t know that glyphosate can ‘probably’ cause cancer. Anti Media reports: Researchers discovered “limited evidence” of a link between th... more »

Quote of the Day: Mencken nails it a century ago

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: 12670915_10153465538133379_6142491995180717178_n] [Hat tip Nathan Smith] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

U.S. State Department Syrian Ceasefire Hotline Is Staffed With Operators Who Cannot Speak Arabic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Internet and phone access was cut as fierce fighting was reported in Damascus (AFP: Pierre Torres, file photo) *The Independent*: *Syria civil war: Staff manning US ceasefire hotline ‘can’t speak Arabic’* State Department officials admit that volunteers fielding incoming phone calls had not all been ‘properly vetted’ It is the last thing the victim of an air strike needs to hear on phoning an official hotline to report an attack – someone on the end of the line who doesn’t speak their language. But the US State Department has admitted that its round-the-clock hotline service for... more »

Pittsburgh Man Admits To Robbing Bank With Sex Toy

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A man from Pittsburgh has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank and threatening bank tellers with a fake bomb made out of phone wires, duct tape and a sex toy! On Thursday, Aaron Stein pleaded guilty in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to charges of robbery, making bomb threats, making a fake bomb, aggravated assault and four counts of reckless endangerment. According to police a vibrator was used to construct the fake bomb. RT reports: Bruce Carsia, an attorney for the 36-year-old pretend-bomber, said that Stein was motivated to commit the June 15 robbery after he discovered that $9,0... more »

Gawker: Voicemail Hack Reveals a Donald Trump Chummy With Liberal Media Icons

Stream Staff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump-900] The news site Gawker is reporting it has “received an anonymous email with an attachment that purported to contain recordings from Donald Trump's voicemail inbox.” Among them are what sound like messages from liberal media celebrities. This follows a recent... more »

O'odham Cut Border Fence Restricting Traditional Route

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
All photos copyright Ofelia Rivas, O'odham in Mexico Do not repost without permission O'odham in Mexico cut the fence on the border today, Friday, March 4, 2016, which restricted their traditional route. The fence at The Gate, south of Sells, Arizona, went up at 10 a.m. yesterday and restricted O'odham access to health care and stores on the northern side of O'odham lands on the

Syrian Ceasefire Largely Holding. Violations Are Being Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Syria opposition says government mobilizes, casts doubt on talks* The Syrian opposition said on Friday the government was mobilizing forces on many fronts despite an agreement to cease hostilities, and cast doubt on whether peace talks planned for next week would take place. As rockets fired by government forces were reported to hit near the rebel-held town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, an influential rebel group said there could be no ceasefire while attacks continue. An unprecedented U.S.-Russian agreement that came into effect on Saturday has slowed the pa... more »

Eton Student Who Made Vile Child Porn Allowed To Use False Name In Court

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The former Eton student who was spared jail despite making and distributing vile child porn images, was allowed to use a false name in court to protect his wealthy family. Many had began to question whether Piccard, the son of a lawyer, would have received such a light sentence if he had not come from a privileged background… Andrew Picard, 18, who was found to have more than 2,000 pornographic images of children, some as young as 2-years-old being raped and forced to have sex with dogs, was reportedly allowed to use his Mother’s maiden name by the UK courts in order to protect his ... more »

Campaign watch: Drum reviews the Trump "health plan!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016As we wait for Godot:* For weeks and months, Candidate Trump has given us in this weary world an overview of his health plan. It would be terrific, the candidate said. Also, no one would die in the streets! (The candidate said he got a standing ovation every time he mentioned that second point. Did he *ever* get any such ovation? We're just asking, friend!) Trump has now released his "plan." Kevin Drum reviews it here. We're leaving you with one question. Will the New York Times *ever* subject this "plan" to a serious front-page review? We don't have the... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Role In Libya War Revealed

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The role presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton played as secretary of state in the 2011 military intervention in Libya is starting to unravel as more than 50 officials from the US, Europe, and Libya speak out. In a two part report for The New York Times many of those directly involved in the mission that overthrew the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, portray Clinton as a catalyst in the decision to go to war. Hillary Clinton with Libyan soldiers in October 2011 RT reports: Beginning in Spring 2011, NATO carried out a bombing campaign for seven months, leaving Libya a failed stat... more »

US House Panel Accuses Assad, Russia & Iran Of War Crimes In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The US House Foreign Affairs Committee is calling for an international tribunal on Syria having passed a resolution accusing the Syrian government, Russia and Iran of war crimes in Syria. The move on Wednesday comes despite a breakthrough agreement between the US and Russia on a Syrian ceasefire. RT reports: The document passed on Wednesday claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad is guilty of “widespread torture and rape,” and its forces “massacred civilians, including through the use of chemical weapons, cluster munitions, and barrel bombs.” Moscow is accused of... more »

World’s Poorest President Urges Public To Kick The Wealthy Out Of Politics

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Uruguayan President Jose “Pepe” Mujica, known as the world’s poorest President, has urged members of the public worldwide to kick out rich people from politics. Mujica, often described as the “world’s most humble president”, retired from office in 2015 with an approval rating of 70 percent. In an interview with CNN en Español this week the former Uruguay leader criticised world leaders for not truly representing the people. “We invented this thing called representative democracy, where we say the majority is who decides,” Mujica told CNN. “So it seems to me that we [heads of st... more »

BREAKING FROM BABEL: The New York Times finds Allentown!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016Will Maddow follow suit:* This morning, right on the front page, the New York Times has finally found Allentown. You might say the famous newspaper has located life outside Flint. Hard-copy headline included, this is the way Michael Wines began his news report, which carries a Cleveland dateline: WINES (3/4/16): *Beyond Flint, Lead Poisoning Persists Despite Decades-Old Fight* CLEVELAND—One hundred fifty miles northwest of here, *the residents of Flint, Mich., are still reeling from the drinking water debacle* that more than doubled the share of children wit... more »

Will China's South China Sea Claims Backfire?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Dennis C. Blair and Jeffrey W. Hornung, Washington Post:* *China’s self-defeating provocations in the South China Sea* China’s deployment of surface-to-air missile launchers to the largest island in the Paracels chain has led to a spike in alarmist analysis. China’s provocative act is being portrayed as a watershed indicator that it is bent on military dominance of the South China Sea. It is important to understand the facts and history to identify the true concerns. First, facts and history: Satellite images of Woody Island in the Paracels from early February showed the HQ-9 ai... more »

David Stockman On Trump

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*"The worst things in history have happened when people stop thinking for themselves and listen to other people and, even worse, start following other people. That’s what gives rise to dictators." - Donald J. Trump The Magnificent.* *An excerpt from, "The Trumpster Sends The GOP/Neocon Establishment To The Dumpster" by David Stockman, March 2, 2016: * *Yes, as a libertarian I shudder at the prospect of a man on a white horse heading for the White House, as Donald Trump surely is.* His rank demoguery and poisonous rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims, refugees, women, domestic victim... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zPqgQ67yo

The Queen’s Personal Doctor Publicly Condemns Big Pharma

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth’s former personal doctor, Sir Richard Thompson, has publicly slammed Big Pharma for what he calls their “criminal acts” in telling the public that their drugs are safe and effective whilst having zero evidence to support their dubious claims. Thompson was Queen Elizabeth II’s doctor for over 20 years, as well as the former-President of the Royal College of Physicians. According to an article in the Daily Mail he has publicly condemned pharmaceutical companies for making huge profits over the health of the public: Sir Richard said: ‘The time has come for a full and op... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Survey: You’ll Never Guess What Americans Are Most Afraid Of…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Survey: You’ll Never Guess What Americans Are Most Afraid Of…"* by Truthstream Media *Click image for larger size.* "Out of 88 potential horrors this batch of 1,500+ Americans were asked to rank in regard to their personal level of fear in 2015, you’ll never guess what the number one thing people are most afraid of in this country… Or perhaps you will. Americans are more afraid of their own corrupt government than ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ELSE including death, rape, murder, nuclear war, pandemics, terrorism, zombies, and even clowns. The survey can be found here. What an amazingly... more »

LAPD Investigates Knife Allegedly Found at OJ Simpson’s Brentwood Property

Christopher Webber at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson sits during a break on the second day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Los Angeles police are investigating a knife purportedly found some time ago at the former home of Simpson, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 1994 stabbing deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. (AP Photo/Ethan Miller, Pool, File)] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Detectives are investigating a knife purportedly found some time ago at the former home of O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of ... more »

Donald Trump Bails on Conservative Political Action Conference

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump4 - 900] Donald Trump has, at the last minute, cancelled plans to appear tomorrow at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference. The four-day political fest is currently underway at National Harbor outside Washington D.C. Trump’s campaign announced that instead he will be in Kansas... more »

The Economy/Politics/Life: "The Episcopalian’s Guide to Romance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Episcopalian’s Guide to Romance”* by Bill Bonner "It is only those who have never heard a shot, never heard the shriek and groans of the wounded and lacerated... that cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation." - William Tecumseh Sherman AIKEN, South Carolina – "The markets have been dull lately. U.S. stocks were up a bit yesterday… after being down a bit the day before. By contrast, the U.S. presidential primaries have been at least as exciting as a mud-wrestling match. The opponents slip up and slide out from one hold or another, none able to get a firm gri... more »

China Is Becoming A Major Drone Weapons Dealer For The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Wing Long UAV, Zhuhai International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, 2012. *CNBC:* *China: A rising drone weapons dealer to the world* The global market for military drones should hit $10 billion by the mid-2020s. When nine members of a Shiite militia battling the Islamic State in Northern Iraq were mistakenly killed by an Iraqi errant drone strike in January, the world was surprised the Iraqi military operates drones at all — much less drones capable of striking targets on the ground. What was even more disconcerting was the fact that the Iraqi drones were made in China, a ... more »

South Dakota Legislature Kills ‘Transgender Bathroom’ Bill

Stream Staff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: No Unisex Transgender Separate Toilets - 900] The South Dakota legislature’s attempt to protect children from sharing bathrooms and locker rooms with students of the opposite sex died on Thursday, when the state’s house of representatives failed to over-ride Republican governor Dennis Daugaard’s veto. The house voted... more »

Lilith : The Evil Ex-Wife & The Other Woman

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*Lilith * *John Collier * *1887* *The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, England* Genesis 1-3King James Version (KJV) 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 6 And God... more »

Heightened Emissions Persist

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Fire engine was still visible this morning but left at around 2:51 AM

Health: “Doctors Have Known For 12 Years They're Killing You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Doctors Have Known For 12 Years They're Killing You”* by Karl Denninger “This is one of the most-damning studies that has *ever* been brought to my attention. The "standard", if you have ever had a cardiac "event" or coronary artery disease, is to immediately place you on a statin (for the rest of your life) and, in most cases (exception: if you have ulcer issues) low-dose aspirin as a low-level anticoagulant. Here's the problem: It doesn't work because it's not targeting where the actual issue resides. This has now been known since 2004, when this study published; the study its... more »

There Is A Growing Demand For Counter-Drone Technologies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The Anti–UAV Defence System. Photograph: PR *Luke Penn-Hall, The Cipher Brief*: *The Rise of Counter-Drone Technology* Commercially available unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, appear to be changing the game in regards to aviation. The market for drones has been expanding rapidly, the applications of drones are growing more diverse, and the cost of the machines themselves is dropping. There are plans to try and use drones to revolutionize everything from shipping to border control, and the trend towards greater use of UAVs shows no sign of slowing. However,... more »

Thinking of House MD dream sequences... Following my Pulp Fiction post of this morning

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Posting the Pulp Fiction/House MD video this morning reminded me of this rather enticing scene of Cuddy's pole dance...


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Estonia is using the technology behind bitcoin to secure 1 million health records Internet trolls in the UK could go to prison for having a fake Facebook account Mercedes is replacing some of its robots with humans because they do a better job 'Super Lice' Are Now In 25 States In The Past Year, The U.S. Added 360,000 Waiters And Only 12,000 Manufacturing Workers Over 80% Of Jobs Added In January Were Minimum Wage Earners Scientists Use Ultrasound To Find Shark 'Maternity Ward' In The Bahamas German Banks Told To Start Hoarding Cash Monsanto Is Suing California F...more »

The Pentagon Wants No Drone Zones Around Their Bases

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*US News and World Report:* *Pentagon Demands ‘No Drone Zone’ to Protect Against Booming Threat* The military loves drones, but won’t tolerate them at its heavily fortified headquarters. The Pentagon is stepping up efforts to counter the use of drones on its campus, mirroring concerns across the federal government about how to cope with booming popular demand for the increasingly advanced and cheap technology. At the end of February, new “No Drone Zone” signs popped up around the military headquarters bearing a standardized logo promoted by the Federal Aviation Administration. T... more »

Corrupt Conservatives In Congress Pass A Bill Guaranteeing More Deadly Mercury Poisoning

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Yesterday we had some good news and some bad news when it come stop air pollution. The good news, surprisingly came from the Supreme Court. The bad new, unsurprisingly, from Paul Ryan and his corrupt conservatives in Congress. First the good news: Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a plea to block an EPA air pollution rule for power plants that was led by America's most toxic Governor, Michigan Republican Rick Snyder, best known for poisoning the children of Flint. He still hasn't been indicted or lynched. Michigan and the states backing Snyder sued the EPA for the right to have ... more »

Rents up! House prices up! Errr... Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon profits up! Who'da thought?!!

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 11 hours ago
Chris and a housebuilder CEO celebrate... SOURCE DAILY MAIL: Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey profits boosted 34% by Help-To-Buy, and average home prices hitting £230,000 The FTSE 100-listed housebuilder said sales were boosted by the Government's Help to Buy scheme, which offers an equity loan and a smaller deposit for buyers of newly-built homes. Taylor Wimpey said it sold 37 per cent of its

Republican Debate...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*what the hell did I just watch last night? * And why do I willingly submit to this torture? The elites will stop at nothing to make sure there is a brokered convention. Will the people go along? I hope not. *More: * Bunkerville: George Romney called Goldwater candidate Suicidal for GOP, Mitt any different with Trump? Virtual Mirage: Thoughts on Policy & the Situation John Kluge: An Open Letter to the Conservative Media Explaining Why I Have Left the Movement

Boko Haram Militants In Nigeria Are Starving

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The emaciated terrorists said more of their comrades want to surrender. NAIJ *New York Times*: *Boko Haram Falls Victim to a Food Crisis It Created* MORA, Cameroon — At first, the attack had all the hallmarks of a typical Boko Haram assault. Armed fighters stormed a town on the border with Nigeria, shooting every man they saw. But this time, instead of burning homes and abducting hostages, the fighters gathered cows, goats and any kind of food they could round up, then fled with it all. Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group terrorizing this part of the world, is on the hunt — f... more »

Would Asian Countries Go To War Against China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Hugh White, Interpreter:* *It’s time we talked about war with China* Whether Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull intended it or not, his new Defence White Paper has been widely interpreted as sending a clear message that Australia is willing to join our allies in using armed force if necessary to defend the 'rules based global order' from China's strategic ambitions in Asia. Moreover, most people apparently think that's a good message to send. So it seems wise to ask whether this message is really true. Would we go to war with China over any of the issues which now loom as tests of th... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 4, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Norway-900] A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter kicks up snow in Vaernes, Norway, on Feb. 22, 2016. Thanks to Cpl. Dalton A. Precht for capturing this image!

The Case Against Clinton

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*Hillary Clinton and Haim Saban in June 2015* The Greanville Post reports: *Hillary’s Secret Letter and the Whole Matter of Endless War and the Almost Complete Corruption of America’s Government* An almost perfect measure of the decay of democratic values in American politics is found in a letter from Hillary Clinton to Haim Saban, a wealthy American-Israeli and a major contributor to the Democrats. It is a letter whose only purpose is to elicit funds, ingratiating its author to the recipient by condemning the perfectly legitimate right of free people to choose boycotting Israel ov... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago

When misconduct strikes: A fictional tale

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Pernille Rørth is not your typical novelist. She was a scientist for 25 years and was also editor-in-chief of the EMBO Journal for five years. But now, she’s written a novel – Raw Data – about an incident of misconduct that forces a top lab in Boston to retract a prominent Nature paper. The novel […] The post When misconduct strikes: A fictional tale appeared first on Retraction Watch.

What Constitutes 'Free Speech'?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
We were shocked here at the Addams-Melman House to read a story in our local newspaper yesterday that reported our City of Bath was working on an ordinance adopting rules for mass gatherings. (See the article *here*) A quick review of those in our house made it clear we all felt that this ordinance was more than problematic for local activists who wish to exercise their constitutional rights of free assembly and free speech - emphasis on the word 'free'. The City of Bath wants to put a price tag on 'free speech'. First thing I did was to call the City Clerk to get a copy of the ... more »

Sen. Joni Ernst Warns ‘ISIS Present in All 50 States’

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Joni Ernst - 900] Speaking in front of a room filled with conservative grassroots activists, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, took on President Barack Obama's foreign policy strategy, arguing that the country needs to elect a new leader who is willing to confront the "real... more »

GREETING FROM BABEL: Basic facts you can't learn from Blow!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016Part 3—Contextually clueless in Babel:* Today, we plan to have naming of parts. We'll have naming of parts in this morning's report, then again in an afternoon post. This morning, we'll start with naming of parts concerning crime in Gotham. According to the leading authority, these were the numbers of murders in New York City in the early 1990s: *Number of murders in New York City, 1990-94* 1990: 2245 1991: 2154 1992: 1995 1993: 1946 1994: 1561 Last year, the number of murders was 345. That's still a lot of murders, of course, especially for the people killed... more »

Talking about Teaching in KIPP Model Schools: Interview with Sid Glassner

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Talking about the "No Excuses" Schools. Conducted on February 25:

China's Defense Budget To Rise 8%

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China's 2016 defense budget to slow in line with economy* China's defense budget this year is likely to rise at its slowest pace since 2010, in line with the decelerating economy and by a much lower figure than had been expected in military and diplomatic circles. Fu Ying, spokeswoman for China's parliament, said the figure would increase by about seven to eight percent from 2015, following a nearly unbroken two-decade run of double-digit budget increases. China's military build-up has rattled nerves around the region, particularly because China has taken an increasing... more »

Can the police enter and search my house?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
There's a knock on the door and someone from the police says they want to come in. What are your rights and what can the police lawfully do? Broadly put the police can enter your home if they have: a warrant that allows them to enter your home to arrest someone, a search warrant, or permission from you or from someone else in authority in your home. They can also enter your home in some urgent situations. It is important to remember that the police are there to make sure people are protected and justice is done. Cooperating with the police is a good thing. That said, your hou... more »

RSS Nobbled

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1998/to:2016/plot/rss/from:1998/to:2016/trend As we know, RSS have been a real thorn in the side of the climate establishment in recent years. Their satellite measured temperature trends have failed to back up claims of rising global temperatures and record years. This has also been a huge embarrassment to Carl Mears, who is […]

In Thursday’s Fox News Debate, Trump Spoke Like One Unfit to Serve as Commander in Chief

Marc LiVecche at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Soldiers war America] In the most recent Fox News Debate, Donald Trump proved himself unfit to lead our nation's military. When asked about General Michael Hayden's comments that American warfighters would refuse to carry out unlawful orders like the intentional killing of terrorists’ families... more »

Baathists Joining Al Qaeda In Iraq Was Not So Easy

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Much has been written about the role of Baathists within the Islamic State. Many of the group’s top commanders are former regime members. A chart made by Truls Hallberg Tonnessen for an August 2015 article in Perspectives On Terrorism labeled “Top leadership of IS 2010-2015 had eight of the thirteen figures being members of Saddam’s government. Joining the organization’s predecessor, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Al Qaeda in Iraq was not so easy as journalist Michael Ware informed PBS’ Frontline back in 2006. I had another contact with a Baathist commander, mid-ranking, who … was drifti...more »

Former Brazilian President Lula Detained In Corruption Probe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Brazil's ex-president Lula detained in anti-graft bust* Brazil's federal police detained former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for questioning on Friday in an investigation of a bribery and money laundering scheme that they said had financed campaigns and expenses of the ruling Workers Party. Police said they had evidence that Lula received illicit benefits from kickbacks at state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA in the form of payments and luxury real estate. His detention, part of a sweeping investigation that has ensnared powerful lawmakers and business executi... more »

The Metaphysics of Hollywood Magic & Spelling: Jay on Truth Frequency

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*I really enjoy Jay Dyer's work. * He was recently interviewed by Chris Geo on Truth Frequency Radio. *(I'm less familiar with Chris Geo, myself. Anyone here have anything to offer up regarding Mr Geo and his work?)* Readers here know that I'm very interested in the methodology behind how our perception in managed- How our society is ordered in the interests of the elites we allow to lead us. This society is most definitely not structured around, or in a way, that serves the masses! That should be quite obvious to us all? *"Chris Geo invited me on Truth Frequency Radio to discuss e... more »

Poll: Should “the Creator” paper have been retracted?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The scientific community has been abuzz the last few days after some readers discovered language mentioning “the Creator” in a PLOS ONE paper about hand biomechanics — hours after which, the journal promptly retracted the paper. But not everyone agrees with that decision. In one comment thread attached to the paper, a writer claiming to […] The post Poll: Should “the Creator” paper have been retracted? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Atoyac River In Mexico Vanishes Overnight

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Mexico’s Atoyac River disappeared overnight in the eastern state of Veracruz when a huge hole opened up in its riverbed Geologists believe that limestone in the ground is to blame. RT reports: Residents of the area say they heard a loud bang and felt the earth rumble on Sunday night. It was only the next day that they found out what happened. Llaman a “salvar” el río Atoyac. Agustín Mollinedo dijo que aún se conserva el nacimiento https://t.co/Vkinen4dg2 pic.twitter.com/J5CdTkDGZG — El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) March 3, 2016 “On Monday, we realized that water had stopped flowing,... more »

Police Brutality at Reach Partnership High in Baltimore

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Story here. Disturbing new footage shows a high school police officer violently slapping a Black student.More details here: http://attn.link/1TV7dh0 Posted by ATTN: on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

World News Briefs -- March 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea leader tells military to be ready to use nuclear weapons* North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday. The comments, carried by the North's official KCNA news agency, marked a further escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula after the U.N. Security Council imposed harsh new sanctions on the isolated state for its nuclear programme. North Korea, known for belligerent ... more »

Mocking the Predators: Guelph Report

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
40 Days of Preyers seems to be rather a fizzle in Canada this year. First, they're down to only 8 cities -- and a part-time vigil in Saskatoon -- from 15 in the fall last year. There's not much bragging on social media of huge turn-outs or of women successfully coerced convinced to turn around. And if a Québécois MNA is successful with her private member's bill, all such predatory demonstrations would be barred in Quebec. Shorter: Anti-choice is losing in Canada and they know it. We reported on one counter protest in Calgary. Now here's a report by pro-choice activist Wednesday ... more »

Repost: Is Turkey Heading to Partition?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*This is a repost from August 29/2015:* *For all who didn't read this last year. Or for new readers to the blog? * Is Turkey Heading to Partition? American Enterprise Institute *Well, well, well*. So let’s see I’ve been prognosticating the destabilization/destruction of Turkey for how long now? I had dropped hints through out the blog on many an occasion. But then finally in November 2014 I started solidifying my theory *Flashback nearly 10 months ago:* *Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey* *Followed immediately by:* *Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destr... more »

William Wilberforce

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
That he won is one of the great achievements. Recall that the mere threat of abolition was likely enough to secure the support of the south for the American Revolt. It really was an impossible challenge, yet no one could argue against the rightness of it all. What Wilberforce did though was change public opinion with his remarkable picture of the packing of a slave ship. With the public engaged, slave support withered away. Recall that Uncle Tom's Cabin did the same in the USA and triggered the Civil War perhaps a generation sooner. That slavery is still happening is shame... more »

7,000-year-old Settlement Found in Jerusalem

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is excellent news. The community up in the hills would be always just off the main trade routes and near to the sea as well. Thus it is a natural center to accumulate the best that was on offer at the time. This clearly establishes a reasonable earliest date for the related established agriculture of the area as well. We suspect that all that had a two thousand year prehistory bu was fully established everywhere by 7000 BP. Expansion out of the cradle for this agricultural tool kit took place over the next thousand years. Other agricultural tool kits were been develope... more »

Cannabis Oil Cures

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
I want to say something rather trivial. It is shocking just how effective cannabis oil is turning out to be as an anti cancer protocol while been otherwise completely harmless. Not prescribing it for all cancer patients is actually criminal malpractice. I do not expect it to resolve all problems but I do expect it to ameliorate most problems and that alone is a massive gain. Chemo rarely ameliorates anything and adds additional biological stressors as well. It is certainly not a true cure the moment you add in the ten year survival stats. Remission is far too ... more »

Alien Triangles?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is an excellent eye witness report. I have little doubt that we are looking and have been seeing a huge craft able to control gravity. These particular types of reports began emerging in the past ten years and have become much more common. The craft operate at night to prevent actual visuals and wasy too much speculation. This report, the pilot decide to have fun and turned on the running lights. We also heard the noise of the internal power plant that such a system will need. More to the point, this is a Craft made by us. All the extras beg just that and no alien... more »

Salvia Divinorum Meditation Training Protocol

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
We have a communication here which provides us with an extremely valuable protocol. Making progress on meditation is typically slow and obviously discouraging. In my own case, it has taken years to achieve sufficient progress to allow me to actually believe in what i was doing. Most folks simply lack the patience. Now we have a safe and credible protocol using a plant that is already known mostly for assisting in meditation and not necessarily for a drug high. I warn you though that the item below describes using a quid which will seriously impair the user. Do not use a q... more »

'Historic Settlement' Cheered as Harbinger of End to Toxic Pesticides' Harm

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
I have specifically posted two conjectures regarding the application of agricultural chemicals and Glyphosate in particular. Yet all need to be rigorously worked up because Roundup is merely the obvious culprit to check out. Those conjectures are: 1 That Glyphosate or other agent is absorbed through amphibian skins to produce the endemic global die off been experienced over the past half century. I suspect that Monsanto knows this. 2 That Glyphosate or other agent is consumed in our food and the exact same biological pathways have led directly to declining male fer... more »

Augmenting your World with a Pair of Earbuds

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
I had been looking for technology like this to arise for vision and it never occurred to me that all the same augmentation applies to sound and it is lilely technically easier and thus sooner. This will really place sound in the forefront of entertainment even more if that is possible. We can get excited about this because it means sculpting a completely novel listening environment. All good and very welcome. . *Here Active Listening review: Augmenting your world with a pair of earbuds * * Will Shanklin * * February 3, 2016 * *Gizmag reviews Here Active Listening earbuds, w... more »

How Scalia's Absence Will Affect Pending Supreme Court Cases

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
Here is an inventory of actions affected by Scalia's sudden death. Will not comment but do read through to see how much is truly affected. It is not minor. But then nothing reaching this level is minor either. .. *How Scalia's Absence Will Affect Pending Supreme Court Cases * * Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00 By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis * *Email * * http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/34865-how-scalia-s-absence-will-affect-pending-supreme-court-cases * *Demonstrators with the "People for the American Way" outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, February 15... more »

The Donald—–The Good And Bad Of It

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
Firstly, after all the noise, please recall that the Donald is a smart man completely at home in taking and effectuating calculated risks. He is a forward thinker. It is also reasonable to understand him as a keen strategist. He knows who his enemies are and he will not allow them to derail his agendas. Yet that also means knowing when to slide sideways to apply pressure. He is completely capable of making Washington work. What will not work is traditional lobbing unless it is his agenda and that means stripping the corporate oligarchs of a lot of influence. That is why ... more »

Scientists Successfully 3D Print a Functioning Human Ear

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
It took a while but we now have apparent deliverables. The ear is the obvious tester but there are many potential applications. It should make proper skin replacement possible as well. all good . *Scientists successfully 3D print a functioning human ear* *http://inhabitat.com/scientists-successfully-3d-print-a-functioning-human-ear/* *by Greg Beach* *Scientists have successfully printed a functional human ear that is ready for transplanting. This remarkable achievement was made possible by the recently debuted Integrated Tissue and Organ Printing System (ITOP) designed by a ... more »

Smudging Does A lot More Than Just “Clear Evil Spirits”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
The take home is important as it turns out that a herbal blend will actually improve air quality. That is good news and justifies usuage. So, go get your electronic version and power it up. This is also a good system for when you are close by a swamp as well. Takes a little thought but improving air quality is mandatory there in particular. . *Study Shows How Smudging Does A lot More Than Just “Clear Evil Spirits”* *November 26, 2015* * http://thespiritscience.net/2015/11/26/study-shows-how-smudging-does-a-lot-more-than-just-clear-evil-spirits/* *The practice of smudging ... more »

Chinese Honey Banned in Europe Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
I would simply ban the importation of pasteurized honey. That labels any container like a Fingerprint. It was never needed and it was a ruse to allow adulteration. That should allow the USA honey industry to rebuild as well I am growing weary of all forms of fraud. Now it is targeting countries and shifts into an act of treason . *Chinese Honey: Banned in Europe, Is Flooding U.S. Grocery Shelves. Here’s How To Know The Difference* *http://magazineforhealthy.com/2016/02/15/chinese-honey-banned-in-europe-is-flooding-u-s-grocery-shelves-heres-how-to-know-the-difference/* *The... more »

DONALD TRUMP: ‘They Will Kill Him Before They Let Him Be President’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
Now that Trump has won southern Carolina the pedal hits the metal. Today March 1st is Super tuesday and we can expect that we will see much of a repeat of South Carolina. After that it will be whether Rubio or Cruz fold. They are truly hoping to play last man standing in the hope of picking up anti trump support. The last ten years has seen the USA subsumed under a financial cabal that has everything to lose if they lose control. It may well go back an additional ten years as well but what happened in 2008 was outright treason. Their actions since has been about avoiding ... more »

We Have Found Gravitational Waves — Enter Astronomy’s New Era

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
We have certainly discovered what i wish to describe as the macroscopic gravitational effect. As it turns out, the net gravitational effect is scaled so low that a good analogy would be the net stickiness of water while looking at a tsunami. We have just measured a tsunami. It is even plausible that the gravitational effect is sub light scale by which i mean that it is less that the second dimension of a photon ribbon. Yet lining up particles allows this effect to be accumulated and it acts like the glue holding dark matter together as a non compressible fluid. Such a non ... more »

Prophets to Profits: The Corporate Takeover of Spirituality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
In practice, a viable business case allows for a broader marketing penetration for any spiritual movement. This brings a healthy audience and develops momentum and enthusiasm. There is nothing wrong with all that. That it remains difficult to do is also true. Traditional movements usually depended on one hard working teacher and his enterprise drove it. This always faded after his death as his immediacy disappeared. In the event the trappings of the spiritual path are products and they can be supplied and marketed as in Yoga pants. So what? That merely allows the compan... more »

What is the Zika Virus Epidemic Covering Up?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
The whole flap appears to be a public relations operation with no creditable science supporting it at all. To reassure, there is no epidemic. There is a virus and more correctly there are multiple viruses having occasional impact but never an epidemic. While scant comfort if your child is born with a small head or you wake up one morning paralyzed, it does not spread and is the result of a far too rich biological environment and resultant exposure. It is also thrown out there that excess exposure to pesticides could be responsible for a lot of damage as well. This is testab... more »

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
[image: Cannabis Marijuana Pot Bust] Let us spell this out in language even the blind dumb and stupid can understand. The Anti Marijuana campaign was launched just after alcohol prohibition ended in order to make work for the Government department tasked with enforcement. It was FRAUD, deliberate and with premeditation by informed perpetrators only interested in sustaining their paychecks from the top down. It then evolved into today's monster. The whole seedy history is worthy of any despotic monster you wish to drum up. That it happened and that it continues to damage med... more »

Ancient Submerged Cities: Rethinking Our Ancestry

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
The first issue that i have with all of this is that the dates are generally rubbish and best put aside. The second is our general lack of geological framework in time and space as well. Seismic country tends to do this all often and ground can be disturbed many times. This makes any form of dating tied mostly to the last known disturbance and well nigh useless. Our two obvious Bronze Age deep water constructs off Cuba and Japan happen to be also were the most vertical displacement is most likely. Thus presuming our Atlantean conjecture all holds up for 1159 BC, we have t... more »

Cold Weather Is a Bigger Killer Than Extreme Heat—Here’s Why

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is a sharp reminder that we need to respect cool and cold weather far more than we have. The body must work much harder. That Australia has ignored cold weather building codes is obvious. That they should not is not so obvious Universally all housing needs excellent insulation and internal heat control. Yet escaping the bad effects of summer heat is as simple as diving into a tub of even warm water. It is not so easy in winter.. *Cold Weather Is a Bigger Killer Than Extreme Heat—Here’s Why* *By Adrian Barnett | February 15, 2016* *Last Updated: February 15, 2016 6:51... more »

Red-Eyed Dogman in Illinois

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is another eye witness to our dogman cum Giant sloth. They where too taken by the eyes to note much else and then their feet did the talking and got them out of there. Do not imagine that they made a conscious decision to leave. They surely had the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. It is also confirmation that this creature is active in the winter as i expected. It would not be slowed down by the snow either and may even practice the art of disguising its tracks as well. It will not be unconscious of the potential problem. Do observe that the witnesses first instinct is t... more »

Northern Lights Take The Form Of A Phoenix Over Iceland!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is a wonderful shot to the northern lights. Enjoy this and the extra one below. SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: Symbolic Weather Phenomenon - Northern Lights Take The Form Of A Phoenix Over Iceland! February 26, 2016 - ICELAND - What do you reckon? Is this mesmerising image up there with the best recent pictures taken of the Northern Lights? Shot in Iceland, it shows what looks like a huge phoenix with wings outstretched rising in to the night's sky. It was captured by photographer Hallgrimur P. Helgason in Kaldársel, who said he had been shooting for an hour when the mythic... more »

Reverse Cavities Naturally

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This is a difficult protocol to take on as it eschews grains and nuts in particular and eliminates sugar. Again the struggle is to learn how. Vegetables along with meats and fermented milk products should work. That still leaves us the problem of substituting for nuts and breads somehow as we still need their convenience. I have generally found that to be the largest difficulty. We depend on hand breads. Otherwise plenty of excellent data here to use and apply. . *The Real Truth About Cavities. Use this Magical Tooth Powder to Reverse Cavities Naturally * *http://www.riseeart... more »

“Searching for Jesus” by Robert J. Hutchinson

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
I have been reading scholarship on the historicity of Jesus and the critical Gospels and writings that make up the New testament for years and am quite familiar with the corpus. This book is an excellent review of the extant corpus which has emerged through the last two centuries and does the added service of capturing recent work which has nicely restored the importance and also the timeliness of the New Testament in terms of events that took place. A number of statements can be made. 1 The resurrection may well have been physical if we accept the evidence of the Turin shr... more »

Apalache Creek Writing System Linked to Roanoke Colony Mystery

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
This work continues to move along rahter handily. we learn that a survivor of Roanoke made a setrious effort to leave inscribed headstones throughout the area of the largest native community, better described as an urban conglomeration. It worked and the headstones were collected. What has not happened is that the importance of this city has been ignored. A densely populated valley is observed with substantial stone works and a distribution conducive to intense gardening and haulage by manpower. At contact, this was the largest community in North America and ... more »

World Record Internet Data transfer rate almost 50,000 times faster than Broadband

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 15 hours ago
Data flow rates continue to climb as expected.It is long since sufficient for most users globally and that is what really matters. Just think it is plausibly possible to message almost everyone on this globe in a couple of minutes. That does not mean we are doing it but it is plausible. As posted in the past we are heading for the Holodec. This rapid improvement in flow is making that all possible. all good . *World record Internet data transfer rate almost 50,000 times faster than broadband * * COLIN JEFFREY* * FEBRUARY 12, 2016 * *Using advanced digital signal proce... more »

Ted Cruz begs Kevin for money

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 15 hours ago
Dear Ted Cruz, I wouldn't give you a red cent if my life depended on it. The rumor that you are a serial killer in disguise is an insult to serial killers. Sincerely Kevin Barrett

TPP And American Job Loss

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Every incumbent and candidate running for Congress pays lip service to jobs, jobs, jobs. But many of them support trade policies that send jobs, jobs, jobs to low-wage, anti-labor union hell holes abroad. Last June, fast track authority for the TPP narrowly passed in Congress, 218-209. 190 Republicans and 28 Democrats voted for it. Blue America is backing candidates campaigning against TPP supporters in both parties, namely *•* Tim Canova vs Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) *•* Lou Vince vs Steve Knight (CA-25) *•* Alan Grayson vs DeSantis and David Jolly (FL-Sen) *•* Carol Shea-Po... more »

Military Begins Recruiting for Female Navy SEALs

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter gestures during a news conference at the Pentagon to announce that he has ordered the military to open all combat jobs to women, and is giving the armed services until Jan. 1 to submit plans to make the historic change.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military services are already beginning to recruit women for combat jobs, including as Navy SEALs, and could see them serving in previously male-only Army and Marine Corps infantry units by this fall, according to new plans... more »

The Rise of the Sudden Trump Groupies

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, speaks during a news conference on Super Tuesday primary election night in the White and Gold Ballroom at The Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 1, 2016.] If there's one lesson America should learn from this never-ending, thrill-a-minute, laugh-a-minute, sob-a-minute 2016 primary season, it's this: Never go full Chris Christie. Poor Chris Christie. The increasingly unpopular New Jersey governor, with approval ratings now hovering around 27 percent,... more »

North Korea Ramps Up Propaganda, Issues Nuclear Threat

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: People walk by a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 4, 2016.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered his military to be ready to launch nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting Seoul and Washington that may not reflect the... more »

Oops! Trump Reverses Himself Again About H-1B Guest Workers

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] Update: The Trump campaign issued this statement regarding his comments in Thursday's debate: "Megyn Kelly asked about highly-skilled immigration. The H-1B program is neither high-skilled nor immigration: these are temporary foreign workers, imported from abroad, for the explicit purpose of substituting... more »

Teddy Roosevelt Still Hurts Farmers Today, Property Rights Advocate Joel Salatin Says

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pasture-based farmer Joel Salatin runs Polyface Farms in Swoope, Va. on March 26, 2015.] American farmers haven't had the benefit of operating under a free market system since the early 20th century, property rights advocate Joel Salatin says. A critical turning point came when President Teddy Roosevelt established the Food Safety and Inspection Service, he... more »

Passing of Justice O'Leary

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
Mr. Justice Dennis O'Leary has passed away. He was in his 90th year. He had a distinguished career as a litigator both civil and criminal in Hamilton, ran for the Liberal Party for the provincial legislature and was appointed to the Superior Court in 1973. He served on the bench until mandatory retirement. After that he served at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Review Board. His passing is a loss to Canada and the legal community everywhere.

Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt And Dead: The Role Of Agroecology In Resisting The Corporate Stranglehold On Food And Agriculture

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 16 hours ago
The Ecologist, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are becoming less diverse. There is a loss of plant and insect diversity, which threatens food security, soils are being degraded, water tables polluted and depleted and smallholder farmers, so vital to global food production, are being squeezed off their land and out of farming. ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *China Military Budget to Rise No More Than 8%, Slower Than Usual* BEIJING — As China’s economy slows, its military budget will rise by 7 percent to 8 percent this year, less than the double-digit increases that have been the norm for years, a senior official said on Friday. But the official, Fu Ying, a spokeswoman for China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, gave no sign that Beijing would soften its stance on disputes in the South China Sea, and she renewed China’s warnings to the United States not to intervene there. Ms. Fu declined to say exactly... more »

Capacity Market Footnotes

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood There are a few loose ends to tidy up from yesterday’s post, Capacity Market Auction For 2019/20. Small Scale Peakers I mentioned that there is about 2.0 GW capacity of new build small scale peakers, mainly diesel units, small gas turbines etc, which have submitted successful bids in […]

Senate Judiciary Chairman Gives Obama a Lesson on the Constitution

The Daily Signal at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Senate Chuck Grassley] Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to remind grassroots activists that it's not just President Barack Obama who gets to decide the next justice on the Supreme Court. "The Senate has its own... more »

Fox’s Megyn Kelly Grills Trump on Flip-Flops and Trump University Scandal

DAVID BAUDER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, FOX News debate moderators Chris Wallace, from left, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier wait for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines, Iowa.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump traded pleasantries Thursday in their first exchange since igniting a feud last summer then later had a tough back-and-forth over a legal case surrounding the... more »

The Group Fossil Free MIT Ends Months-Long Sit-in, MIT Refuses to Divest Oil Assets

Chris White at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Protesters march and rally at The White House as part of the Global Climate March on November 29, 2015, the weekend before the Paris climate talks.] Fossil Free MIT agreed to end its months-long sit-in for fossil fuel divestment after activists and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) administrator came to an agreement on global warming policies, which does not include purging the school of its... more »

Communities Sue Shell Over Chronic Oil Pollution in Nigeria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Shell could be forced to pay out millions in compensation to rural Nigerian communities hit by repeated oil spills in the Niger Delta region. Two legal actions have been brought against the British oil giant by UK law firm Leigh Day on behalf of the Ogale and Bille communities alleges that decades of uncleaned oil spills have polluted fishing waters and contaminated farming land. Two new legal actions launched against Shell over Nigerian oil pollution – see @LeighDay_Law for more info https://t.co/VJ0i1uhoj8 — amnestypress (@amnestypress) March 1, 2016 RT reports: The human rights la... more »

Bernie Sanders Demands High-Speed Internet For Americans

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has slammed low Internet speeds for users in the US by making a comparison between America and Romania. The US democratic presidential candidate tweeted on Wednesday that “High-speed Internet access is no longer a luxury. It’s crucial for rural America to be connected and do business with the rest of the world” Press TV reports: “Today, people living in Bucharest, Romania, have access to much faster Internet than most of the US,” he later wrote, adding, “that’s unacceptable and must change,” without explaining why he chose Romania for comparison. Sanders’ remarks arou...more »

Muslim Man Jailed For Stopping Daughter Taking Swimming Lessons

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Muslim immigrant from Bosnia has been sent to jail in Switzerland for refusing to allow his daughter to take swimming lessons at school. The man had insisted that a full body Islamic swimming costume would still have left parts of her daughter’s body visible to prying eyes. The Daily Star reports: Bosnian immigrant Emir Tahirovic, 40, had already come into criticism from school officials by insisting that his daughter wear a hijab. Education officials had tried to ban it but he fought them in court and eventually won permission. He also banned her from taking skiing lessons in the... more »

EU Mulls ‘Large-Scale’ Migrant Deportation Scheme

[image: Migrants shout slogans while blocking a railway during the protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Thursday, March 3, 2016.] ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Turkey is under growing pressure to consider a major escalation in migrant deportations from Greece, a top European Union official said Thursday, amid preparations for a highly anticipated summit of EU and Turkish leaders next week.... more »

Romney, McCain Say Trump a Danger, But Their Party’s Still Not Sure What to Do

STEVE PEOPLES & BRADY McCOMBS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Donald Trump greets then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after announcing his endorsement of Romney, during a news conference in Las Vegas. In an extraordinary display of Republican division, the Republican Party's 2012 presidential ticket took on its 2016 front-runner on Thursday, March 3, 2016, as Mitt Romney joined the escalating charge to stop Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- In an extraordinary display, the party’s most recent presidential nominees, Mitt... more »

Florida Adds "Financial Information" To List of Trade Secrets That Can Get You Tossed In Jail

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
Florida continues to be one of the worst states in the nation for employees. Zippo has passed so far in favor of employees this legislative session, but legislators thought, "Gee, Florida just isn't rotten enough for employees. Let's make it worse." So they added the very broad category of "financial information" to the list of trade secrets that, if taken, can land employees in jail. What is financial information? Anything with numbers on it, including the office pool on Mary Lou's due date? Only banking and accounting documents? Who knows? Did the Republican legislature think to d... more »

Rainbow Jello Cups

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
We have been making these fun rainbow cups since my sister got married more than a decade ago. Her husband's family used to make them and they are just so darling that we adopted the tradition. They are really easy to make but they do take quite a bit of set up time, so it is best to make them when you are going to be home all day. You will need: - A large tub of sour cream - 6 small boxes of Jello in all different colors - whipped cream - small cups - gold coins Dissolve your first box of Jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Separate the Jello in half, into two bo... more »

The Anthropocene and the End of Large Fauna? Will Political Scientists Show Up?

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
Geologists now say that humans have had such an impact on the earth that we have entered in to a new age, what has been termed the Anthropocene. On some level, this is a political statement, but on another level, it could be an observable layer in the physical surface of the earth that future […]

Fiction Review: The Sword of Shannara

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 17 hours ago
Capsule Review: Way too derivative of *Lord of the Rings *though with some interesting twists and it gets very interesting when Han Solo and Chewbacca show up. In my gaming groups in middle and high school Terry Brooks' Shannara were extremely popular. Looking back, it's a bit easier to see why. While taking much from Tolkien (especially in the first book, which I'll be discussing here) they were definitely much easier reads than Tolkien's *Lord of the Rings *novels, eschewing Elf songs that go on for pages. *The Sword of Shannara *is the tale of Shea Ohmsford, a half-elf adopted ... more »

CIA Director John Brennan: 'We Don't Steal Secrets'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
John Brennan and President Obama in the Oval office. The North Bergen native had a long CIA career and has served many presidents. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO *NBC:* *Former Spooks Criticize CIA Director John Brennan for Spying Comments* Former CIA officers are expressing exasperation over CIA director John Brennan's recent remark that "we don't steal secrets." "Is he joking?" John Sipher, who spent decades spying in sensitive overseas posts and retired in 2014 as a senior manager, wrote in a column published Wednesday on a national security web site, the Cipher Brief. In fact, Sipher and o... more »

Stuck In The Past

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
www.flickr.com/ Tasha Kheiriddin is bitterly unhappy. She confesses over at *ipolitics *that she yearns for the good old days: I never thought I’d say this, but I miss the Liberal party of the late 1990s. I miss Prime Minister Jean Chrétien telling APEC protestors to stick it in Vancouver. I miss Finance Minister Paul Martin balancing the books on the backs of the provinces, basically telling *them* to stick it too. I miss the *House of Cards* atmosphere that pervaded in party circles as Chrétien hung on to his leadership, fr... more »

Putin Urges Security Services To Lookout For ‘Color Technologies’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin has warned the internal security of the Russian state to be on the lookout for “foreign foes” who present a “direct threat to Russia’s sovereignty.” Putin has urged the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB- the organisation that came after the KGB) not to allow foreign influence in the upcoming September parliamentary elections in Russia. Foreign intelligence services usually instigate a so called “color revolution” in a country using social media tools to drain the lifeblood of the targeted nation in the name of democracy and western values, but in reality... more »

Edgar Davidson: Why you should not give a penny to Comic Relief (or Sports Relief which comes under its umbrella)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Edgar Davidson makes some good points here. I am very careful which charities I support for just this reason, mostly cancer and multiple sclerosis care and research in fact.

Will We Miss Our Moment In History — Our Chance to Love the Prodigal?

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Overjoyed Hugging young men - 900] I've known the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) since I was a child growing up in Scotland. It was told in somber tones, a warning of what could happen to the best of children from the best of... more »

Brazil Is Facing A Political And Economic Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil's Rousseff attacks leaks after corruption allegations* Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lashed out on Thursday at the leaking of testimony to the media after a newsweekly published allegations linking her and her mentor, ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to a giant graft probe roiling Brazil. The magazine IstoE reported that ruling party Senator Delcidio Amaral, a key legislative ally for Rousseff before he was arrested in November, allegedly tied the president and her predecessor to the scandal engulfing state oil company Petrobras in a 400-page stateme... more »

The Chinese Navy Wants Aircraft Carrier Battlegroups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*South China Morning Post:* *China plans aircraft carrier battlegroups to protect offshore interests* Battlegroups to also be deployed in East and South China seas, admiral tells state media China is building aircraft carrier battlegroups and plans to deploy them not only in the disputed East and South China seas, but also to protect the country’s overseas ­interests. Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, who served as a national political adviser and sits on the navy’s advisory board on cybersecurity, told the state-run Xinhua News Agency that building aircraft carriers served to “defend China’... more »

Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics""

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter can rap!

MEDITATE on a Free Planet of Creativity, Passion and Kinship

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
enough of this incessant 'thinky', I'm just going to MEDITATE on a Free Planet of Creativity, Passion and Kinship. That's all it needs; un-thought, non-plan, no-gain.

In A Direct Challenge To China The U.S. Is Sending A Carrier Strike Group Into The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier, is shown here Feb. 25 in the Philippine Sea. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dakota Rayburn/ U.S. Navy) *Washington Post:* *Navy aircraft carrier group moves into contested South China Sea* The U.S. Navy has dispatched an aircraft carrier and several ships accompanying it into the South China Sea in the last few days, a deployment of thousands of U.S. sailors to a region a top U.S. admiral said last week is increasingly militarized by China. The USS John C. Stennis, the carrier, arrived in the South China Sea on Tuesday... more »

The GOP — or Was It the GOPG-13 — Debate in Detroit

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidates, businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argue a point during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit.] The four remaining Republican candidates squared off again last night at Detroit’s beautiful, historic and rowdy Fox Theater. In a debate that may determine who will be the leader of the free world, the three top GOP candidates labeled each other... more »

The Chinese Plan To Confront The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Bloomberg*:* Inside China’s Plan for a Military That Can Counter U.S. Muscle* Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks a ‘tectonic’ shakeup of the world's largest fighting force. With a series of edicts, speeches and martial ceremonies, President Xi Jinping has over the past six months unveiled China’s biggest military overhaul since the aftermath of the Korean War. The plan seeks to transform the 2.3-million-member People’s Liberation Army, which features 21st-century hardware but an outdated, Soviet-inspired command structure, into a fighting force capable of winning a modern war. ... more »

Monsanto Sues California Over Claims That Roundup Causes Cancer

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Monsanto has filed a lawsuit against the State of California in a desperate attempt to hide the fact that their chemical herbicide Roundup causes cancer. Monsanto is complaining that California’s demand that they list glyphosate, the main chemical used in Roundup, as a possible “carcinogen” on its labelling will put people off from buying it. Alternet.org reports: Enacted by California voters via ballot initiative in 1986, Prop 65 prohibits any business from knowingly or intentionally exposing any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity ... more »

NASA Caught Using Green Screen To Fake Astronaut Footage

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A video has been leaked featuring George Bush Sr. visiting NASA which inadvertently shows British Astronaut Tim Peak standing in front of a blue screen with a grid pattern on it. The screen appears to be between him and a film set showing the ISS. This appears to be the first “behind the scenes” look at how the green screen is used when filming the “experiments” on the ISS, such as the water CGI shots, and other CGI overlay shots. A grid, or key points on a green screen is one way to do motion-overlay/image overlay in after effects. In order to have a correct reference on the 3d en... more »

Racist Hillary Needs To Be ‘Brought To Heel’

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
At a campaign stop in Minnesota, Hillary Rodham Clinton made friends with a young Somali-american female voter who dared to question her on her past racial comments regarding race and diversity policy. There is no doubt about the deleterious effects Clinton’s past comments and actions have had on the Black community. And yet again, here is another glaring example of how Ms. Clinton looses her ability to keep calm when confronted with her own dishonesty. Oh, how very presidential. Not. Hillary’s response to the young woman? “Why don’t you go run for something?” Watch Hillary Clinton’...more »

Amazon Secretly Removes Encryption Protection From All Its Devices

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
While the FBI and Apple continue to fight in court over encryption and public privacy, Amazon has discreetly disabled encryption on all of its products so that consumers are no longer able to protect their data on Android-powered devices. Amazon has ceased its support for device encryption on the latest version of Fire OS – an operating system used to power its tablets and phones – leaving them open for the government and hackers to easily access user data. Vice.com reports: In the past, privacy-minded users could protect data stored inside their devices, such as their emails, by s... more »

Former NASA Scientist Reveals 2016 Pole Shift Dates

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
It has been scientifically proven that the Earth undergoes a full geomagnetic reversal, or pole shift, around every 780,000 years. These reversals are usually slow, occurring gradually over longs spans of time. However, at the start of the 20th century that historical pattern appears to have been radically altered. All the nations that track this easily monitored data have validated each other’s scientific observations and data sets. Even NOAA has presented hard data which substantiates this ongoing geomagnetic shift. Hence, there is no mistaking the now generally accepted fact tha... more »

USDA Scientist: I Was Silenced When I Found Pesticides Caused Bee Deaths

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A USDA scientist claims that the U.S. government suspended him from his job as an entomologist due to the fact that he uncovered information linking worldwide bee deaths to the use of pesticides. Jonathan Lundgren claims that the U.S. Department of Agricultural Research Service attempted to suppress his research when he discovered that the overuse of pesticides in farming accounted for a loss of 42 percent of bees. Washingtonpost.com reports: As a USDA-ARS employee, Lundgren has run his own lab and staff for 11 years, wrote a well-regarded book on predator insects, published nearly ...more »

"Just when you think he can't get any weirder!"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
That thread on *Digital Spy *asking whether the BBC is biased against Donald Trump might be growing in length if anyone has been watching *BBC Breakfast *this morning. After Richard Gere had earlier described Mr Trump as "a bully" (having been asked for his views on the subject by Louise Minchin) the two in-studio *Breakfast *presenters then poured all their talent for scorn into their presentation of a short clip from the latest Republic Party presidential debate. Both put on incredulous voices, Jon grinned and Naga shook her head disapprovingly. It was all very theatrical. (The ... more »

Ghostbusters 2016 - new trailer arrives - I ain't afraid of no Mommies

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
*I ain't afraid of no Mommie*s Seriously, have a look at this, Sony've shamelessly rebranded the whole Ghostbusters NY-savers for the *mommies's*. That's what they'll call the 10s, the 2010s that is, they'll call them *The Mommies's*. When original geek-quartet Venkman, Stantz, Spengler (and Zeddemore) were running around in their nuke-packs cleaning up the streets of NY, Ghostbusters reflected a society of sacked corporo-gov employees turned entrepreneuers. This 1984 film can be said to have heralded the first snatched breaths of the DotCom Bubble. I just don't get who Sony are ... more »

U.S. Deploys Fleet Of Warships In South China Sea Face-off

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The U.S. Navy have dispatched a fleet of warships to the South China Sea in a show of its military might amid tensions with China over the disputed islands. The U.S. claim that China are attempting to militarize the region in order to guard the territory that the U.S. say China have no right to claim. Navytimes.com reports: The stand-off has been heating up on both sides. After news in February that the Chinese deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile battery to the Paracel Islands, U.S. Pacific Command head Adm. Harry Harris told lawmakers that China was militarizing the South C... more »

Florida Overhauls Death Penalty in Bid to Resume Executions

AP at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: death chamber - 900] TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida is overhauling the death penalty in a bid to resume executions after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state’s current sentencing law was unconstitutional. The Florida Legislature on Thursday sent to Gov. Rick Scott a... more »

NY Nuclear Reactor Taken Out by … Bird Poop

AP at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: birds on wire - 900] ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The operator of a nuclear power plant outside New York City says bird poop was the likely cause of a December shutdown. The Indian Point reactor safely shut down for three days starting Dec. 14 following... more »

Is Oil About To Become Worthless?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Huffington Post:** This Could Explain One Of The Biggest Mysteries Of Cheap Oil* *Why does Saudi Arabia keep pumping oil when prices are at a historic low?* The price of oil has crashed over the last year and a half. In the middle of 2014, a barrel of crude cost over $100. Now it's worth just over $30. Normally, such a collapse would lead OPEC to pump less oil. The idea is that less oil on the market helps keep prices up. But despite a historic fall in oil prices, the Saudi Arabian-led international oil cartel hasn't budged: The biggest step it has taken so far is offer to freeze ... more »

Musical Interlude: Joe Bonamassa, “Driving Towards the Daylight”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Joe Bonamassa, “Driving Towards the Daylight” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIlikUSTALo

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
We should be wary of sending more ground troops abroad. #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/8kCe4EK9PT — National Priorities (@natpriorities) March 4, 2016

Tim Scott: Congress Will ‘Use Every Weapon’ to Stop Obama Closing Guantanamo

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Sen. Tim Scott vowed Thursday that the Republican-led Congress will "stand strong and use every weapon in our arsenal" to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Scott, R-S.C., has been a leading opponent... more »

Trump Backers Shouldn’t Complain About How the Game Is Played

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 900] When losing to the star of a reality TV show, is it really so crazy to resort to reality-show tactics to defeat him? I’m not referring to Marco Rubio’s decision to fight fire with fire with Donald Trump and return... more »

North Korea, Upset at UN Sanctions, Makes Nuclear Threat

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: South Korean army soldiers ride a K-1 tank during an annual exercise in Yeoncheon, near the border with North Korea, Thursday, March 3, 2016. North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday, Seoul officials said, just hours after the U.N. Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on Pyongyang in two decades for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media report... more »

Our Galaxy is Gradually Dying, Bye Bye Milky Way

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The Milky Way Galaxy, our galaxy, which we are all a part of is going bye bye as it is now past middle age and closer to galactic death. The Milky Way immediately stopped birthing stars about eight billion years ago after forming a thick disk shaped like a saucer. This means that “quenching” can happen even before galaxies run out of gas. Once believed to be driven mostly by the amount of gas a galaxy has to build new stars with, it is now not clear whether life cycles of galaxies are determined by losses of their raw material abruptly when it is ejected by supernovae or a central bl... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/4/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/4/2016"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The attacks on Donald Trump come down to one simple fight. It’s “We the People” against “We the Criminal Crony Class.” Forget calling them the “establishment” because they are, in fact, a bunch of law breaking weasels in BOTH parties. Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders would be getting much the same treatment as Donald Trump if he would have done as well as Trump on Super Tuesday. Examples of the crony class include the law breaking bankers convicted of fraud with LIBOR, FOREX and mortgage fraud to the... more »

President Obama To Remain In Washington After His Term Has Expired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Bush is seen here in 2008 with Democrat candidate Barack Obama. The Telegraph *USA Today:* *Obamas to remain in D.C. after presidency so daughter can finish high school* President Obama cast some light on his post-presidency plans Thursday, telling lunch companions in Milwaukee that he plans to remain in Washington so that his youngest daughter can finish high school. "We're going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish. Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough," he said while eating lunch at a Milwaukee restaurant. Beyond that? "We haven't... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Jump Training * Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Jonas jumps out of a C-130 Hercules at 10,000 feet while flying over Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 2, 2016. Jonas, a noncommissioned officer in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape operations, is assigned to the 374th Operations Support Squadron. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka

China Says It Will Raise Military Spending by 7 to 8 Percent, Experts Say That Could Be Low

CHRISTOPHER BODEEN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 1chinamilitary] BEIJING (AP) -- China said Friday it will boost military spending by about 7 to 8 percent this year, the smallest increase in six years, reflecting slowing economic growth and a drawdown of 300,000 troops as Beijing seeks to build... more »

“Hillary Clinton's False Hopes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hillary Clinton's False Hopes”* by Andrew Napolitano “Surely, Hillary Clinton hopes for the happy conclusion to the maddening string of primaries and caucuses that have exhausted her. Surely, she hopes to be the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party this year. And surely, she hopes to be elected president. These hopes are realistic probabilities in her own mind. But if she is hoping for the end to her legal woes, that is a false hope—and she knows it. The relentless barrage of bad legal news for Clinton, which has been relegated to below-the-fold stories because of the pri... more »

Former U.S. Ambassador To Turkey Makes Anti-PYD Statements, Ignores Turkey's Support For ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Turkey has suffered for supporting ISIS and it will continue to suffer until it ceases to support terrorism in Syria. Ditto for Saudi Arabia in Yemen and Pakistan in Afghanistan.* *Title: Former ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone on Syria, PKK, PYD, ISIS and Turkish American relations. Source: Media Art. Date Published: March 3, 2016. Description: * Francis J. Ricciardone, former US ambassador to Turkey, vice President of the Atlantic Council and Director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East speaks on Turkish American relations, Syria, PKK, PYD and ISIS at the ATAA annua... more »

EU Wants To Give Cash Directly To The Migrants That Are Stuck In Greece

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Stranded refugees and migrants, most of them Afghans, are seen on Victoria Square in Athens, Greece, March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *Daily Mail*: *Migrants in Greece to be handed cash in envelopes to 'maintain their dignity' under £550million EU disaster fund * * Brussels acts despite dangers of giving taxpayer money to refugee camps * Aid plan is the first of its kind to provide humanitarian relief inside the EU * Money will be used to help charities provide medicines, blankets and food * Aid officials want migrants to have the option of buying things themselves Migran... more »

It’s Not Too Late to Stop Trump

Mona Charen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks at campaign stop, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Portland, Maine.] Mitt Romney made a compelling and urgent case for why the Republican Party’s soul is at stake in this election cycle. And speaking of Romney, his experience in 2012 illustrates why those who are shrugging that it is too late... more »

I Can't Sleep Nights, Worrying I'm Not Doing Enough For Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Progressive pundit Michael Tomasky has given his permission for Bernie to stay in the race *but* warned him that "if he wants to remain a major progressive leader in a Clinton presidency, it’s time to ratchet back his attacks on the presumptive nominee." Has Bernie been attacking her? I must've fallen asleep and missed it. "From here on in," write Tomasky, "Sanders ought to lay off the attacks on Hillary Clinton, the Goldman Sachs speeches and all the rest. Eventually, he’s going to lose. She’s going to win. He can do it in a way that burnishes his standing in the party he’s deci... more »

German Man Dead For Only One week Found ‘Mummified’

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Manfred Fritz Bajorat, a German sailer was identified from documents found on his yacht where his “mummified” body was also found. After an autopsy, it was declared that he had only been dead for about one week. The yacht named “Sayo,” was discovered by a fishermen in the southern Philippines, about sixty miles off the coast of Barabo. Bajorat was reported to have been sailing all over the world for twenty years. He apparently had not been seen since 2009, though a friend had reported hearing from Bajorat via Facebook in 2015. And while it is not clear exactly why or how Manfred Fri... more »

Jewish Teacher in France Fabricates ISIS Attack, Gets Arrested

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Zion Saadon, a 45-year-old Jewish Teacher living in the south of France, in Marseille, is the second Jewish teacher accused of lying to the police. He was arrested for claiming that ISIS militants attacked him in November of 2015, just days after the Paris attacks that left 130 dead. Zion Saadon was insistent on being a victim of rising anti-semitism in France after an overnight hospital stay. The alleged attack had no witnesses and forensic exams proved that Zion Saadon had in fact mutilated his own body with a knife. After a 3-month investigation, police decided to charge him with... more »

Russia Warns That The War In Yemen Is Going To Grind For A 'Very Long Time'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP:* *Russia warns of 'very long' war in Yemen* United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Russia warned Thursday the war in Yemen could grind on for a "very long time" because of the government's insistence on conditions for a ceasefire. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, speaking to reporters after a UN Security Council meeting on the Yemen crisis, told reporters he was concerned that prospects for peace talks were dim. "We hear that the government does not want to have a ceasefire until there is a comprehensive settlement," Churkin said. "This is a recipe for a very long conflic... more »

Inequality 30, Filipinos in Forbes' world billionaires

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Forbes released the world's top billionaires, and 11 of them are Filipinos. Reported in BusinessWorld yesterday: *1. Henry Sy -- the lone Filipino to crash Forbes’ top 100 richest -- placed 71st in the global rankings, up from 73rd last year, but his net worth dropped to $12.9 billion from $14.2 billion. His SM group owns SM Prime Holdings, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc. and SM Retail, Inc., all dominant players in their respective industries.* *2. John L. Gokongwei, Jr. Second at 270th place globally -- down from 254th last year -- is., chairman emeritus of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., whos... more »

Making a Buck Off Reading

Susan O at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
by Susan Ohanian MARCH IS NATIONAL READING MONTH Sound the trumpets! An e-mail announcement from the *Orlando Sentinel *invites me to Celebrate National Reading Month with them--and get "Up to 25% Off Select Books." A few minutes later I receive the same announcement from the *Chicago Tribune*, proof that I get mail from too many newspapers. Maybe I'm being petty to complain that I find it odd that this Celebration of Read... more »

This Graphic Shows All Of The Russian Navy's Submarines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Business Insider*: *This amazing graphic shows all of the Russian navy's submarines* Russia's submarine fleet is one of the most capable in the world, perhaps second only to that of the US. And it is only getting better. Although the subs are holdovers from the Cold War, Russia has been steadily investing in and modernizing its fleet in capabilities and range. Russian President Vladimir Putin has grand plans to modernize with the purchase of additional subs and the development and acquisition of new models. And Putin's plan has so far worked. Russian... more »

Bundy, 18 Others Indicted in 2014 Range Standoff in Nevada

LYNNE TUOHY & KEN RITTER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: New Hampshire state Rep. Susan DeLemus, right, leaves the Federal Courthouse with state Rep. John Burt after attending a hearing for her husband Gerald DeLemus Thursday March, 3, 2016 in Concord, N.H. DeLemus of Rochester, N.H. was arrested on allegations that he organized and led armed patrols and security checkpoints for several weeks after a tense armed confrontation in April 2014 near Cliven Bundy's melon farm and cattle ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada.] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal authorities rounded up 12 people in five states on Thursday, bringing to 19 the number of defend... more »

Walking the Razor’s Edge Toward Enlightenment

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. The post Walking the Razor’s Edge Toward Enlightenment appeared first on Waking Times.

Report: ISIS Making $25 Million a Month in Financial Racket

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 1,000,000 Iraqi dinars, the currency of Iraq.] Islamic State is raking in as much as $25 million a month by manipulating Middle Eastern money markets, according to financial experts. David Butter, a policy fellow at Chatham House, explained ISIS manipulates banking operations in order to bring in millions to... more »

9 Easy Ways To Get Your Name on a Government Watch List

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alice Jones Webb* - In the new America, it doesn't take much to get yourself on 'the list.' The post 9 Easy Ways To Get Your Name on a Government Watch List appeared first on Waking Times.

Two States That Are Working to Protect Religious Liberty

Sarah Torre at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Old Bible, Christianity, Christians, Religion, Word of God, Faith, Holy Scripture, Books] With state legislatures entering the busiest time of their legislative calendar, a number of states are considering Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA) that would protect citizens' fundamental rights from unreasonable and unnecessary government coercion. West Virginia and Georgia are among... more »

Does Trump Have a Health Care Plan? Does It Matter?

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Louisville, Ky. Even Republican health care experts say Donald Trump’s evolving ideas on this top issue don’t seem to amount to a plan.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump’s evolving ideas on health care do not amount to a full plan, and some proposals could mean new political and policy dilemmas for the Republican presidential front-runner and his party. One Trump idea -- allowing... more »

How Do Republicans Deal With the Aftertaste...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
...after they eat their own? Maybe that's why Mitt Romney smacks his lips 50 times a minute. The taste of Donald Trump's ankle must be driving him even crazier than he already is. Today, Romney delivered a speech at the University of Utah that was a masterpiece of delusion, projection and right wing bathos. Suddenly, all the things that Romney stood for during his almost invariable failure of public service is now a bad thing: Invading Iraq. Torture. Trump's bullying tactics. Killing children. Outsourcing US jobs overseas. Fear-mongering about Muslims. Flip-flopping. ... more »

PARIS Tribute to John Trudell March 7, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Committee in Solidarity with American Indians

How Important Is Disavowing Herr Trumpf

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Pete'n'Fred-- Trumpf enablers* As funny as it sounds to Democrats that Mitch McConnell is encouraging vulnerable Republican senators to make ads to save their own necks by running ads against Trumpf during the general election, Democratic candidates for Republican-held House seats are already reminding voters that the incumbents are, at the minimum, implicitly backing Trumpf by refusing to distance themselves from him and his hateful, divisive, anti-American rhetoric. Yesterday, Paul Clements, who's running against hereditary multimillionaire and job-outsourcer Fred Upton, a guy... more »

Russian Submarines Come To The Mideast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
B-237 Rostov-On-The-Don. Source : sevastopol.info *Micah Halpern, Observer:* *Underwater and Underhanded: Russian Submarines Come to the Mideast* Once again, Russia is upping the ante in the power game they are playing in the Middle East. Russians have deployed a fleet of submarines off the coast of Syria. And not just any subs. These are the quietest subs in the world. NATO has termed these Russian subs “Black Hole.” They are diesel electric powered and fire Tomahawk-style rockets from the sea. The subs are also known as Rostov -on- Don and the Russians have already used them ag... more »

Cancer Rates Soar To Scary Levels Near New York Nuclear Power Plant

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Authorities near the Indian Point nuclear power plant have said that cancer rates in the surrounding areas have soared to disturbing levels. Vicki Fox, teacher of social studies at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School close to the nuclear plant, revealed she has seen a rise in thyroid cancers among pupils and staff: “My name is Vicki Fox, I’m a middle school teacher at a school that is just a few miles from Indian Point… I really can’t tell you how many teachers and students I’ve met there over the years who are survivors of cancer — specifically thyroid cancer. I was talking about t... more »

EMP? Huge Blackout Across Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Syria has reported a widespread blackout across the entire country, with authorities currently scrambling to find out the cause of the outage. Experts say that the power was cut in all areas across the country and said a potential EMP attack could not be ruled out. By midnight officials had begun restoring electricity in some areas, but were still unable to determine the official cause. BBC News reports: In most parts of war-torn Syria, electricity is already available only two to four hours a day, if at all. However, nationwide blackouts are rare. Meanwhile, the UN’s special envoy... more »

USA Attempt To Avert World War 3 With North Korea, Impose Tough Sanctions

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. have announced harsh new sanctions against North Korea in a bid to avert World War 3 and prevent Kim Jong-un from firing missiles at America. The White House say the measures are intended to make it almost impossible for the communist regime to build or acquire nuclear weapons, but have admitted that the sanctions could provoke a world war. Dailystar.co.uk reports: The standoff started when the rogue nation conducted its first successful atomic bomb test in January. Soon after, the sinister socialist state warned its weapons could wipe out the whole US at once. And tensions...more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Divinere”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Divinere” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI8N2569jSg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The party is still going on in spiral galaxy NGC 3310. Roughly 100 million years ago, NGC 3310 likely collided with a smaller galaxy causing the large spiral galaxy to light up with a tremendous burst of star formation. The changing gravity during the collision created density waves that compressed existing clouds of gas and triggered the star-forming party. *Click image for larger size.* The featured image from the Gemini North Telescope shows the galaxy in great detail, color-coded so that pink highlights gas while white and blue highlight stars. Some of the star clusters in the g... more »

Chet Raymo, “Cranes or Skyhooks?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Cranes or Skyhooks?”* by Chet Raymo “In the late 19th century, an intractable problem bedeviled scientists. Geologists had convincingly demonstrated that the Earth was hundreds of millions of years old, and fossil evidence suggested that life had been around for most of that time. Which means the Sun must have been burning more or less steadily throughout the duration. Yet physicists and chemists could not provide any credible source of energy that would keep the Sun shining for all that time. Not gravitational contraction. Not chemical combustion or any other known chemical reac... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

Washington Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case of Florist Attacked Over Same-Sex Marriage

Casey Harper at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers, is being sued by the State of Washington for denying to service a gay wedding ceremony.] The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a grandma florist being sued for refusing to service a gay wedding. The court decided Wednesday it would hear the case of Barronelle Stutzman, who is being sued by... more »

Paul Ryan Rallies Conservatives to New Battle Plan for Fighting Poverty

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016.] House Speaker Paul Ryan called Thursday for a change of strategy in the nation's 52-year-old War on Poverty. The Wisconsin Republican said he wants to empower communities, not the federal government, to wage their own battles for economic opportunity. Ryan renewed...more »

Experts: “Eject Turkey From NATO Now”, As Ankara Provokes War With Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Experts are calling on NATO to eject Turkey from its membership over fears that Turkish authorities are deliberately trying to provoke a war with Russia. New York Post writer Benny Anvi warns that NATO’s very existence is under threat due to Turkey’s continual provocations: “Can anyone envision America — or anyone else in the alliance — rushing to Turkey’s aid in a military confrontation with Russia?” Anvi asks. Luxumbourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told Der Spiegal that “NATO cannot allow itself to be pulled into a military escalation with Russia as a result of the recent ten... more »

Morocco Foils ISIS Biological Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Moroccan Interior Ministry have said that they have thwarted a biological attack planned by ISIS militants. The successful apprehension of members of a suspected terrorist cell allowed authorities to dismantle the group before they carried out their planned attack. “Some of the seized substances (from the suspects) are classified by international organizations which specialize in health issues as falling within the category of biological weapons dangerous for their capacity to paralyze and destroy the nervous system and cause death,” the ministry confirmed. Presstv.ir reports: ... more »

Mysterious Radio Signals From Space Baffles Scientists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists have discovered a 10 millisecond-long “fast radio bursts”, coming from deep in space, and have been left baffled as to where it is coming from. A new study has revealed that these mysterious radio signals are sometimes sent out in a repetitive pattern – leading some experts to hypothesise that they may be encoded alien messages. Independent.co.uk reports: Scientists have heard a long, repeated sound from deep in space — and nobody is sure where it is coming from. The finding adds to other strange discoveries about the fast radio bursts that seem to indicate that there ma... more »

As We Shift - Breaking Free (What our Neighbors are Seeing and Saying)

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
This is Part II. Read Part I here. In order to appreciate the reasons for releasing them together, here is a bit of an introduction. These were back to back conversations, they were both visual, and they relate to each other, although they were held with different beings. This is not the first time I've had such topics introduced (the one you are about to read). They have been saying this sort of thing since last summer. I chose not not repeat it as I did not sense the urgency then. For some reason, now I do. Perhaps it is the astrological forecasting about Mar... more »

Donald Trump: Defender of the Faith?

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Supporters of Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.] WASHINGTON -- What happened to the evangelicals? They were supposed to be the bedrock of the Ted Cruz candidacy. Yet on Super Tuesday he lost them to Donald Trump. Cruz still did make a reasonably good showing, winning Alaska, Oklahoma... more »

China’s Wife Shortage

Shannon Roberts at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Chinese wedding2 - 900] Millions of Chinese bachelors feel crippled by the pressure to find a wife in a country where there a few to be found. So much so, they are going to ever more extreme lengths to secure one. It is understandably... more »

Kim Jong-un Orders North Korea's Nuclear Weapons To Be Readied For Launch 'At Any Time'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian: **North Korea: Kim Jong-un orders nuclear weapons readied for use 'at any time'* Leader reportedly tells military to adopt ‘pre-emptive’ posture after imposition of toughest UN sanctions to date. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has ordered his country to be ready to use nuclear weapons “at any time” in the face of a growing threat from enemies, according to official media. Kim also said the North should turn its military posture to a “pre-emptive basis” because enemies were threatening the state’s survival, the regime’s KCNA news agency announced on Friday. ... more »

When all the smoke clears and you see

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 1 day ago
The median family, before the little girl on the right broke her leg I’m just back in Nicaragua after a couple of weeks in Canada hanging out with my family, and going through one of those re-entry things where I’m suddenly reawakened to the many sad stories in Managua. Mostly, people cope down here, and with a smile on their face. But when you re-enter after two weeks of happy family time with all your healthy, well-fed and extremely well-tended grandchildren and their many friends, there can be this brief period where you see the place as it compares to where you just c... more »

A Hillary Clinton Presidency Will Mean Armageddon

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Every Syrian should be praying for a Trump presidency. If the wicked witch is elected she will ravage their country more than ISIS ever could and lay siege to everything that lives. * *An excerpt from, "Neocon Armchair Warhawks Panic Over Trump Foreign Policy" by Daniel McAdams, AntiWar.com, March 3, 2016: * So in Politico today, Michael Crowley writes that the “Neocons Declare War on Trump.” How do they propose to prosecute their war? As usual, with their well-known bravery. *They are planning a mass exodus from the Republican Party to support their sister-in-arms Hillary Clinton... more »

Scientist Explain Why Complaining Makes You ill

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A computer scientist has examined the ways in which complaining can physically affect the brain and the body, and has concluded that people who complain a lot tend to have an overall more negative experience in life. Author, scientist and philosopher, Steven Parton says that constantly complaining actually physically changes the structure of the mind and body. Wakingtimes.com reports: “Synapses that fire together wire together,” says Parton, which is a concise way of understanding he essence of neuroplasticity, the science of how the brain re-wires itself based on whatever it is re... m

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