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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

5 March - Blogs I'm Following

10:36pm MST

Tim Canova Has A Progressive Vision For South Florida And For America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 35 minutes ago
Tonight Bernie won all 4 congressional districts in the Kansas caucuses. Statewide, the vote was 67.7% to 32.3% and he won 23 delegates to the conservative establishment candidate's 10. In Nebraska, Bernie took 55.1% to Clinton's 44.9%, 14 delegates for him and 10 for her. In Louisiana, Hilary won a name recognition primary in one of the most poorly educated states in the country and took 35 deluges to Bernie's 10. Down in South Florida, as far as I can tell, there were two things that inspired Tim Canova to run for the congressional seat that's been long held by entrenched corru... more »

Bernie Isn't Inevitable-- But Neither Is The Status Quo Establishment Candidate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 35 minutes ago
British journalists, presumably Jeremy Corbyn enthusiasts, seem a hell of a lot more excited about Bernie's political revolution that the corporate political journalists based in this country. But before we get into the work of a British journalist who's following Bernie around the country and reporting on his campaign for U.K. readers, one quick look at a decidedly *un*-corporate American perspective, from our old pal, Russ Baker from Who.What.Why. This week he reported on the role of the Clinton Machine and it's media allies in keeping the African American vote in a pre-ordained ... more »

Is U.S. Intelligence On Islamic State Strength In Libya Faulty?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
ISIL loyalists at the training at a camp in Libya which was struck by the Americans in February 2016 Photo: SITE *The Telegraph*: *US planning to strike Isil in Libya based on 'faulty intelligence'* Experts and officials believe that America's assessment of Isil's strength in Libya is overblown. The United States is basing plans for military intervention in Libya on faulty intelligence, Western officials and country experts have told the Sunday Telegraph. American intelligence agencies assess that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has doubled in size in Libya, with ... more »

The U.N. Pushes The Implementation Of A Peace Deal In Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
*Reuters*:* U.N. Security Council pushes peace deal implementation in Mali* The United Nations Security Council traveled to northern Mali on Saturday to push for implementation of a fragile peace deal aimed at ending a cycle of internal uprisings and allowing the government to combat the growing threat of Islamist militants. Tuareg rebels demanding autonomy for their northern homeland, the government and pro-Bamako militias signed the U.N.-backed accord last year, pledging to end decades of hostilities. Political analysts, however, say confidence has steadily eroded, slowing peace... more »

Christy Clark and Mary Polak, Corrupt and Morally Sick People Running A Deranged Corporate Owned Political Party

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 43 minutes ago
Stephen Grant, W5 Published Friday, March 4, 2016 4:00PM EST http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/b-c-residents-claim-water-at-risk-from-government-approved-landfill-site-1.2803970 *Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island is a pristine body of water that provides recreation, awesome views and clean drinking water to 12,000 people. But just up the hill from this slice of paradise is a contaminated landfill site that’s threatening the community’s way of life.* * In August of 2013 the B.C. government granted South Island Aggregates a permit to dump 100,000 tonnes of contaminated soil a year f... more »

Locating a Fictional Superhero City

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 53 minutes ago
Gotham City. Metropolis. Central City. Star City. Coast City. Opal City. DC Comics has a number of fictional cities in the United States. As a counterpoint, Marvel Comics tends to use real cities, though it does have its share of fictional nations such as Latveria and Wakanda. As I work out a superhero setting I have to confess to preferring the DC Comics method. I'm the type of person who likes "getting things right" and setting a game in a city can put me into a research loop. To be sure, it's a mental block on my part. It's one of the things I like about setting Call of Cthulh... more »

Are We Blundering Towards A World War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
(L-R, front) U.S. President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Reuters / Alexei Druzhinin) / Reuters *Michael T. Klare, The Nation:* *Are the Major World Powers Blundering Toward War?* The US, Russia, China, and others are playing a dangerous game of military provocation. That’s exactly how World War I started a century ago. Whether or not we have slid into a “new Cold War,” as claimed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Munich Security Conference on February 13, we certainly have entered a period of escalating provocation... more »

The White House To Release It's Playbook For The U.S. Drone Program.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
AFP Photo / US Air Force / AFP *CNN:* *Obama administration to release drone program 'playbook'* (CNN)The Obama administration told a federal judge on Friday it is ready to make public a so-called playbook for the U.S. drone program. The letter filed in court in New York comes following an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit. The letter says the the government would make redactions to protect the identities of government officials who make decisions on whether to capture a suspect terrorist or to add them to a list to be targeted for killing. The release of the Presidential Pol... more »

The Philippines Has Seized A North Korean Freighter To Enforce U.N. Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters:* *Philippines seizes North Korean cargo ship to enforce U.N. sanctions* The Philippines said on Saturday it had seized a North Korean freighter that was covered by harsher United Nations' sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear program. Manila will also deport the vessel's 21 North Korean crew and will await a U.N. inspection team from the United Nations, foreign ministry spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message. "In compliance with the United Nations resolution, the North Korean ship in Subic will be impounded and not allowed to leave port," he said. The 6,8... more »

The Taliban Have Rejected Participating In The Afghan Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Taliban says rejects 'futile' Afghanistan peace talks* The Taliban said on Saturday it would not take part in peace talks brokered by representatives of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States, casting doubt on efforts to revive negotiations. The Taliban, ousted from power in a U.S.-led military intervention in 2001, has been waging a violent insurgency to try to topple Afghanistan's Western-backed government and re-establish a fundamentalist Islamic regime. Following a meeting of the so-called Quadrilateral Coordination Group made up of representatives of t... more »

The End Of Press Freedom In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*VOX:* *The Latest Threat To Freedom In Turkey* *The government of Turkey has taken over a popular newspaper, raising fears of more crackdowns on dissent* An Istanbul court ordered the government takeover of Turkey’s top-selling newspaper Friday, triggering concerns from human rights groups and opposition leaders that freedom of press in the country has all but disappeared. The newspaper Zaman, and its English-language sister paper Today’s Zaman, were taken over by court administrators, confirmed Managing Editor Celil Sagir. Rumors had circulated in pro-government media for days ... more »

Is The Iraq Economy About To Collapse?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A worker adjusts the valve of an oil pipe at West Qurna oilfield in Iraq's southern province of Basra in this November 28, 2010 file photo.REUTERS/Atef Hassan/Files *The Independent: **Is it Isis or the economy that will ruin Iraq?* Jihad is still a threat to the people of Baghdad, but lack of oil revenue is inducing near-panic Islamic State prepares its murderous bombings with chilling care and attention to detail. Several months ago, the Iraqi security forces discovered a plan to bomb al-Khadamiya, an ancient quarter of Baghdad at the centre of which is one of the holiest Shia s... more »

Civilian Death Toll From Western Bombing Against ISIS 'Set To Reach 1,000 Within Days'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Smoke rises over Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014 (Reuters) *The Independent:* *Isis air strikes: Civilian death toll from western bombing 'set to reach 1,000 within days'* Cameron under pressure to update MPs on impact of RAF campaign in Syria and Iraq The civilian death toll from Western air strikes against Islamic State fighters is set to pass the 1,000 mark “within days”, independent monitors told The Independent on Sunday. The revelati... more »

A Look At How The Islamic State Is Training Children To Be Its Shock Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
An Isis video apparently depicting children in a training camp in 2015. Photograph: Isis *The Guardian*: *How Islamic State is training child killers in doctrine of hate* *At least 50 UK youngsters are growing up in the Isis ‘caliphate’, where education means watching videos of murders.* A new generation of Isis recruits is being developed in the Islamic State’s “caliphate”, indoctrinated with religious concepts from birth, and viewed by its fighters as better and purer than themselves, according to the first study of the exploitation and abuse of children as a means of securing t... more »

NATO's Expert On Communications: 'Russia Trying To Topple German Chancellor Merkel'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin *The Guardian:* *Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’* *Analysts at Nato centre claim to have found evidence of ‘information war’ over migration crisis with links to Vladimir Putin.* Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees, Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications has claimed. The attempt to provoke the removal of the German leader, who has been a strong supporter of sanctions against Vladim... more »

Are We All Extraterrestrials?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Rene’ Descartes* - We are in this physical world, but we are not from this world. The post Are We All Extraterrestrials? appeared first on Waking Times.

Ted Cruz Rally In North Idaho...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*over three thousand people with only a one day notice of event. * Fifteen hundred of us lucky ticket holders were inside, while sixteen hundred bravely stood outside. At least the rain had eased off. I arrived at the North Idaho Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene at noon and lined up in the rain. Thank goodness I own a bunch of umbrellas. The doors were to open at 1:00 pm and the event was to start at 2:00 pm, but Cruz landed at our airport about 2:15. It's a short trip to the fairgrounds, so Cruz was on stage by 2:30. *Bravely standing in the rain waiting for the doors to open at 1... more »

Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage: The Trump Before Trump

DAVID SHARP & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Before there was Donald Trump, there was LePage, a brash businessman with a blunt style who bonded with blue-collar workers in an economically lagging state that had been a reliable bastion of Democrats and moderate Republicans.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)] PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Before there was Donald Trump, there was Paul LePage, a brash businessman with a blunt style who bonded with blue-collar workers in an economically lagging state that prev... more »

Musical Interlude: André Rieu, “Kalinka”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
André Rieu, “Kalinka” André Rieu performing "Kalinka" live in his hometown Maastricht. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuF9N0VFcfk


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

"A Look From The Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Looking toward the south from an altitude of 400 kilometers, this stunning snapshot from orbit finds bright lights of Tokyo and cities across central and southern Japan, planet Earth shining upward through broken clouds. The spacefaring perspective was captured last July by astronaut Scott Kelly during his stay on board the International Space Station. *Click image for larger size.* Thin stripes of airglow follow the curve of the planet's dark limb, while beyond lie stars of the constellation Centaurus and the southern sky. Their solar panels extended, a docked Soyuz (bottom) and Pr... more »

"Or Else..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Either we are in the universe to inhabit the eternity of our souls and grow real, or else we might as well dedicate our days to shopping and kill time watching talk-shows." - John O'Donohue

“10 Myths About Your Purpose In Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“10 Myths About Your Purpose In Life”* by Elyse Santilli *"1. There is one definition of success. *And it involves an established career, large house, acceptable body shape, marriage and annual holidays. The truth is we all have our own unique path to walk in this life because what brings true meaning and satisfaction differs for all of us. Let go of the idea that there is a right way to live. Instead, commit to living, working, playing, creating, traveling, eating, loving and laughing in ways that feel right to you. *2. You should compare yourself to other people. *There is a say... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

March 5: Wow!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Section C Faith Page has a sermonette that IS a sermonette. It takes religion out of the churches and into the the streets of real life. That, I think, is what all of the world's great religious thinkers did. And it's what most churches don't do. I don't know who David Morehouse is. I have no idea what his Journey Church is (and I suspect I would not be interested in it.) But this is about the real world. And the real world and values in the real world are what a Faith Page sermonette should be about. This one goes right into the action with Donald Trump who has massive support fr... more »

Are You Awake? Or Just Informed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - The secret key to conscious awakening is that you’ll know it when you’ve found it. The post Are You Awake? Or Just Informed appeared first on Waking Times.

"Breaking! North Korea Calling-Up Army Reserves- Official Mobilization!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Breaking! North Korea Calling-Up Army Reserves-* * Official Mobilization!"* Developing very fast; check back for continuous updates. 2:13 PM eastern US time 5 March 2016 by Newsroom "With new United Nations Sanctions already hitting hard, North Korea is now officially Mobilizing Army Reserves for battle. Door-to-Door notification: "report for duty." "North Korea Re-Issues Warning: Will Take Pysical Actions In Response To Sanctions." "We will mobilize various means and ways to take strong and merciless actions, including physical means," - North Korean Government statement. North ...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Really?* • "Hillary Email Indictment Watch: State Department Staffer Given Immunity" • "Hillary’s National Security Crime Needs a Special Prosecutor" • "Rudy Giuliani: Hillary Can't Avoid Indictment in Email Scandal" *Time will tell how it really is...* *"Equal justice under the Law?"* *You or I, for these offenses, would be locked away for 10,000 years...* *More likely, as Richard Pryor said, * *"When you go down to the Justice Center that's just what you see. Just us."*

The Impending Economic Collapse Of The United States: Paul Craig Roberts On The Coming Collapse

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
It has been amazing how the Jew spew media in America has been able to fill the average American mind with so much fluff and bullshit these days, especially in regards to the American political circus, and I look at it as being done on purpose...These criminals in the media and their Jewish paymasters know full well that the days of American as a great power are now numbered due to the impending economic collapse, and they are trying their utmost to keep the American people in the dark about how bad their economic situation truly is... The American people will only find out once the... more »

Turkish President’s Son ‘On The Run’ After Russia Expose ISIS Collaboration

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Turkish President’s son Bilal Erdogan is reportedly ‘on the run’ in Europe after Russia issued a “kill order” against him following revelations that Bilal actively supports ISIS. Bilal has returned home to Turkey after texting his father Recep Tayyip Erdogan “Our security in Bologna has become a very sensitive issue both for the Italian and the Turkish government,” the Security Council report. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, upon the SC issuing this “kill order” against Bilal Erdoğan earlier today, the GRU notified their counterparts in Italy’s Agenzia Informaz... more »

FBI Orders High School Teachers To Report Anti-Government Students

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The FBI have launched a new program forcing high schools across America to report students that display “anti-government” or rebellious behavior to authorities. The program is an attempt to prevent future terrorists from manifesting, in the governments ongoing “war on terror”. The FBI are urging school teachers to report any “suspicious behavior” to authorities in their new guidelines entitled “Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools“. Sputniknews.com reports: “High school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies,... more »

Rothschild Bank Under Criminal Investigation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Baron David de Rothschild was indicted by French authorities last year after being caught embezzling huge sums of money from British pensioners. Now French authorities have announced plans to step up their case against him by closing down and investigating the entire Swiss branch of the Rothschild’s banking empire. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: According to Bloomberg, The Swiss unit of Edmond de Rothschild said it’s the subject of a French probe regarding a former business relationship managed by a former employee. “Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) SA is actively participating in... more »

Syrian Army Seize Israel And US-Made Weapons Destined For ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The Syrian army have seized two trucks loaded with US and Israel-made weapons destined for ISIS militants in Sweida, Syria. The troops say the weapons include 20 RPG shells, landmines, 90 anti-tanks, BKS machinegun boxes, and various types of ammunition. Sott.net reports: The cargos of militants’ weapons and ammunition, including RPG, landmines and various types of ammunition, were seized by the Syrian army in two separate operation in the Eastern and Northeastern deserts of Sweida province. The Southern province of Sweida, bordering Jordan, has since 2011 been one of the main spo... more »

US On High Alert As Russia Announce Huge Nuclear Missile Test

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia have announced plans to launch a series of nuclear missile tests from their nuclear-powered submarines – in an effort to ready their military in case of a nuclear war. The missiles will include the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile, one of the worlds most advanced and expensive weapons. Haaretz.com reports: The missiles will be fired by two Borei-class nuclear-powered submarines, the Yuri Dolgoruky and the Vladimir Monomakh, Izvestiya reported, quoting a source at the Northern Fleet’s headquarters. The Bulava entered service with the Yuri Dolgoruky in January 2013.... more »

Putin Deploys Trolls To Spread Digital Message

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin is on a mission to expand Russian ideology and is employing social media trolls to effect political change. The director of NATO’s strategic communications command in Riga, Latvia, says that the Russians are using modern propaganda methods to effect change in their favor and that Britain is not immune from the results. Jānis Sārts says that the Russians are in a digital information offensive against non-Russians. The Independent reports: Sitting at a long table in a conference room at the whitewashed Nato headquarters, Sārts cannot see the logic of Russia in... more »

Erdogan Shuts Down Independent Turkish Media As ISIS-Turkish Plot Unfolds

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is taking over independent media outlets in Turkey, in an effort to suppress growing dissent in Turkey among journalists who are attempting to report on Turkey’s support of ISIS. On Friday this week, the leading opposition newspaper Zaman was hijacked by Turkish authorities, followed by the disabling of another newspaper, Cihan News Agency, the very next day. Erdogan is desperate to hide the fact that the Turkish government have allowed a transit route for the U.S. to supply weapons to ISIS in order to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Rin...more »

Hillary Clinton Ordered Waco Massacre Leading To 76 Deaths

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
It was Hillary Clinton, not Bill, Janet Reno, Webb Hubbell, or Vince Foster – who ordered the Waco massacre in 1993 that led to the death of 76 Americans, including 21 children and two pregnant women. The Waco attack motivated Timothy McVeigh to launch the Oklahoma City bombings two years later on April 19, 1995. First Lady Hillary Clinton pressured Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster and Webb Hubbell to use military force in resolving the Waco standoff due to the saturated media coverage the standoff was receiving, distracting from her new health care reform (Hillarycare). Pol...more »

Turkey And Israel Begin ‘Normalisation’ Talks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Turkey and Israel are holding diplomatic talks in an effort to ‘normalise’ the relationship between the two countries, after relations deteriorated six years ago following the murder of 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists near the Gaza strip in 2010. Turkish newspaper Hürriyet says that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has confirmed that “Israel and Turkey will publish a statement about this in the coming days.” Ejpress.org reports: Turkey has repeatedly insisted on three conditions for normalisation: the lifting of the Gaza blockade, compensation for the Mavi Marmara victims and ... more »

Retro Collect Video Game Market, Doncaster

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Doncaster. Famous for the race course, Ed Miliband, and, um, that's it. Not that I'm particularly bothered. It was the idea of tooling up on digital artifacts of a certain vintage that drew comrade @alexdawson1978 and I to the West Riding of Yorkshire this day for the *Retro Collect Video Game Market*. Despite my status as an inveterate video game hunter, I had never been to a proper games market like this one. Car boot sales and one of North Staffordshire's *seven* (you heard that right) retro stockists are my preferred trawling grounds, so I didn't know what to expect. Would it ... more »

John Kane 'Ethnic Cleansing: But by who and for who?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Ethnic Cleansing; But By Who and For Who? The Farce of Blood Quantum Requirements! A picture of hypocrisy: Ray Halbritter, slayer of Redskins and protector of Bluebloods. By John Kane, Mohawk Censored News Photo below: John Kane . There is probably no greater threat of extinction to Native peoples than the measure of those people by the irrelevant, scientifically false and

ETS reform to quadruple refiners’ carbon costs, industry says

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/ets-reform-to-quadruple-refiners-carbon-costs-industry-says/ The next phase of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will nearly quadruple European refiners’ carbon costs to around 23 euro cents per barrel, up from six cents now, the head of the European refiners’ industry body said on Tuesday. He added to calls from other energy intensive […]

Anti-Semitism or an Academic Stunt, It Doesn’t Matter, Oberlin Professor Keeps Her Job

Stream Staff at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Joy Karega, Oberlin College professor] In what is either anti-semitism or an academic stunt -- or an attempt to find an excuse for anti-semitism she now regrets -- a junior professor at Oberlin College has upset the campus and gathered national attention for a series... more »

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Launches PR Blitz, Hoping to Negotiate with US

CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza, center, one of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman’s lawyers, holds a press conference outside the gates of the Altiplano maximum security prison to announce he would begin a hunger strike in protest over the drug lord's treatment inside the prison, near Toluca, Mexico state, Mexico, Friday, March 4, 2016. The once-secretive Mexican drug lord has launched a public relations blitz, calling on his lawyers and even his common-law wife to keep his name in the news. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)] MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The once-secretive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Ch... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Airbnb Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor in Tourist-Friendly New Orleans ~Rob Walker, NYTimes*

Referring To Herr Trumpf's Fans As "Life's Losers" Isn't Going To Win Them Over

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday Jim Webb, a sometime Democratic, but not really a Democrat, who flirted briefly with running for president as a Democrat, announced on *Morning Joe*-- he certainly went to the perfect venue-- that he would not be voting for Hillary Clinton if she wins the Democratic nomination, but that he is still open to voting for Herr Trumpf. His chief strategist, Mudcat Sanders, has also announced that he wouldn't be voting for Hillary either. They both feel she'll just be a continuation of Obama's policies, although neither talked about which Obama policies need to be changed. Durin... more »

The Latest on the Primaries: Cruz Gains on Trump, Sanders Beats Clinton But Doesn’t Gain

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens to a supporters at a caucus site, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Wichita, Kan., (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with voters in five states getting their say Saturday in nominating contests (all times Eastern Standard Time): 11:35 p.m. Ted Cruz won at least 64 delegates Saturday, making a small... more »

Turkish Police Forcibly Takeover Popular Newspaper

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Police in riot gear have taken over Turkey’s opposition newspaper Zaman in a midnight raid using tear gas and water cannons. Turkey’s highest-circulating newspaper is now under state control in another blow to press freedom in President Recep Erdogan’s Turkey. Business Insider UK reports: The government takeover of Today’s Zaman was evidently in response to Erdogan’s perception of the paper as a front for the Gülen movement — a social movement led by the Turkish scholar and preacher Fethullah Gülen that is openly critical of Erdogan’s government. Reporters Without Borders’ secretary... more »

B-52 Bombers To Fly Combat Missions Against ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The U.S. is to deploy the B-52 Stratofortress long-range strategic bomber to the Middle East to fight ISIS. The huge nuclear capable jet-powered bomber is made by Boeing and can drop 32 tons of conventional bombs simultaneously. Russia Today reports: The B-52s will replace several Rockwell B-1 Lancer supersonic strategic bombers, which had been striking terrorist positions near Kobani, Syria for several months and have now returned to their base in Texas, the Air Force Times reports. Defense officials also confirmed the information to Fox News. It has not yet been disclosed how many... more »

Paul Craig Roberts on the Coming Collapse

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Title: Paul Craig Roberts on the Coming Collapse. Source: American Free Press. Date Published: March 5, 2016. Description: * There aren’t too many scholars who have been on the inside of the highest halls of power and have the keen intellect to be able to dissect and explain the political and economic situation as it exists today. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of those individuals. Dr. Roberts served under President Reagan as the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Economic Policy, as the Associate Editor of The Wall Street Journal, a columnist for BusinessWeek, and Scripps Howard ... more »

Trump’s chumps

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Guest post by Suzuki Samurai* There are those who run the world (or try to), and others who make it run. The latter – the truckies, the mechanics, the farmers, the builders, the creators, the second-job-mum, and the small business owners – these are all the dwindling majority; a majority of middle-class grafters trying to make a better life for themselves. These folk are angry that they see their hard work made harder by the imposition of taxes, and ever-increasing rules getting in their way of their daily lives. They're angry because they see their hard-earned money given... more »

North Korea Tells Military To ‘Put Nukes On Standby For Firing’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
North Korea’s leader has ordered that the country’s nuclear weapons are prepared for use at any time and the military to be in “pre-emptive attack” mode. Citing growing enemy threats, Kim Jong-un made his announcement on Friday a day after the UN approved its harshest sanctions crafted by the US against the impoverished nation, marking a further escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula. Press TV reports: The official KNCA news agency said under Kim’s order, nuclear warheads must be “on standby so as to be fired at any moment.” He issued the order while supervising military exe... more »

Standing at Bath Iron Works

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
It was really cold today when 14 of us stood during our weekly Lenten Peace Vigil at the gates of Bath Iron Works (owned by General Dynamics) as the Saturday shipyard shift change happened at noon. Several of us got positive feedback today from workers about our signs that call for conversion of the shipyard to build rail, solar, wind turbines and hospital rescue ships. A worker told one of our folks, "I'd like to build those." Our message of a different vision - especially at this crucial time where we face the coming harsh reality of climate change - is steadily being endorsed... more »

Sen. James Lankford: Young Americans Are ‘Afraid of Faith’

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)] The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but the government increasingly tries to limit that right as only freedom of worship, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said in an on-camera interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC16. There is a big difference, he... more »

Zapatista Activities for 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO ZAPATISTA CONVOCATION FOR 2016 ACTIVITIES February 29, 2016 Considering: First: That the serious crisis that shakes the entire world, and that will only worsen, puts the survival of the planet and the entire population, including human beings, at risk. Second: That politics from above is not only incapable of coming up with and constructing

Brits for blasphemy

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The news about Mumtaz Qadri’s funeral in Pakistan was widely reported in the media and all over the internet. In case anyone missed, it, Qadri was executed in Pakistan or the murder of Governor Salman Taseer whose ‘crime’ was to campaign against Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. However, in Pakistan, they are very fond of their blasphemy laws, and they are very fond of people like Mumtaz Qadri, so they were up in arms at his ‘martyrdom’ . The crowds came out in force waving their arms in the air to show that they were literally up in arms as is their wont. Everyone in the media has had...more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Top General: Air Force Thunderbirds Are Too Male And Too White

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team performs stunts for the crowd during the open house and air show at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington on Sunday, May 22, 2011. (The Washington Times) *Washington Times*: *Air Force Thunderbirds too male, too white, top general warns* The Air Force’s vaunted Thunderbirds jet fighter aerobatics team is not diverse enough inside the cockpit. Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Short, commander of the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, said in an email last month that of 15 pilot applicants for three openings, 14 are white. He... more »

Oregon Voters Have A Progressive Alternative To Blue Dog Kurt Schrader-- Meet Dave McTeague

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
Kurt Schrader leads the Republican wing of the Democratic Party in the House, the much-depleted and defanged Blue Dogs. His constituents have long wanted to replace him with a real Democrat and Dave McTeague's late February decision to run has been widely hailed. The 5th district is considered a "swing district," although Obama won it against McCain 53-44% and against Romney 50-47%. It's centered on Salem, the state capital, and extends north as far as Milwaukie and Happy Valley south of Portland, including most of Clackamas County's population centers. The district also extends s... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Feb 27 to March 5, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Feb 27 to March 5, 2016"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) March 5, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. Twenty-four [24] cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week in Your Rad Weather. There are fifteen (15) cities between 900 and 999 CPM. Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out... more »

John Cale - Bowie and Trump

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

Women Fight ‘Tampon Tax’ In New York Court

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Women in New York have taken their “tampon tax” fight to court, suing over the taxation of feminine hygiene products. A group of women filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing New York of unlawfully taxing tampons and other feminine hygiene products. They accuse the state of double standards and gender discrimination and seek to bring an end to the “unlawful” tax and force refunds to five million women. RT reports: “A tax on tampons and sanitary pads is a tax on women. The Tampon Tax is irrational. It is discrimination. It is wrong,” the five plaintiffs ‒ Margo Seibert, Jennifer Moore, ... more »

Walls Saved The West (Or Why Trump The Magnificent Is So Popular In Europe)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*If the whole President thing doesn't work out, Trump could very easily create a new religion, label it "Trump Religion" and, at minimum, get over one million followers overnight. All the great con artists of history, whether they be founders of cults, political movements, or business empires, know you must sell big. * *An excerpt from, "Donald Trump in Europe: Republican front-runner labelled a racist, a clown — and a hero" by Nahlah Ayed, CBC News, March 5, 2016:* Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico may be ridiculed in North America. But in some parts of Europe, in so... more »

Meteorologist Trashes Jennifer Francis’ Extreme Weather Theory

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://edberry.com/blog/climate-physics/meteorology/a-warming-arctic-would-not-cause-increased-severe-weather-or-temperature-extremes/ We are all familiar with claims that global warming/”melting Arctic ice” is leading to more extreme weather. This is the theory, postulated amongst others by Dr Jennifer Francis, that a warmer Arctic acts to slow down the jet stream and create a meridional jet stream flow and weather blocking. […]

"The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism”* by Chris Hedges "College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now they are being made to pay. Their duplicity- embodied in politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama- succeeded for decades. These elites, many from East Coast Ivy League schools, spoke the language of values- civility, inclusivity, a condemnation of overt racism and bigotry, a concern for the middle class- while thrusting a knife into the back of the underclass ... more »

Boyfriend Uses Waterboarding On Girlfriend To Get Confession

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A jealous boyfriend is said to have used the torture technique of waterboarding to extract a false confession from his girlfriend. A young man allegedly became abusive after he witnessed his new girlfriend chatting online to another guy and decided to waterboard her to see if she would confess to infidelity. Metro reports: Dylan VanCamp, from Wisconsin, allegedly carried out the torture technique along with a string of violent and and abusive acts last year. The 22-year-old faces six charges including suffocation, stalking and battery. He is also accused of throwing a fork at his vi... more »

Why Millennials Lean Pro-Life

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken February 6, 2006, a pro-life group is symbolically gagged during a vigil in front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC. Photo by Ben Schumin on February 1, 2006.] Millennials lean more pro-life than the generation preceding them because of advances in medical technology and science, leaders in conservative media said Friday. Dana Perino, co-host of Fox News Channel's The Five, moderated the panel on the relevance of conservative... more »

SEXY CRACK [Doctor Who]

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/YsVMWn-xOKE It's been a while since I posted any Doctor Who stuff, here's an odd video...

Campaign watch: Colbert King doesn't want to generalize!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016Proceeds to throw A-bomb around:* It's important to understand one key point: The Washington Post's Colbert King doesn't want to generalize! More specifically, he doesn't want to generalize about the nation's Trump voters. We know King doesn't want to do that because he tells us so. He says so early in his weekly column in today's Washington Post: KING (3/5/16): A stipulation: *It would be unfair and dishonest to paint all Trump supporters with the same brush.* That heartfelt stipulation comes early in King's piece. But uh-oh! After presenting his stip... more »

4 Most Dangerous Toxins To Your Brain

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago

Decision-Maker Quiz to Find Teachers Who Know How to Act on Global Economy Imperatives

Susan O at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
by Susan Ohanian, who does not own a SmartPhone or participate in FaceBook This questionnaire, a survey of skills needed in today's education marketplace, facilitates an individual participant's ranking of eligibility for grants from: - Accelerated Reader - Achieve Inc - all4ed - American Federation of Teachers - Amplify - American Legislative Exchange Council - Annenberg Institute for School Reform - ASCD - Aspen Institute - Bellwether Education Partners - Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation - Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation - Brookings Insti... more »

U.S. Planning ‘Large Scale’ Operation In Libya Using Faulty Intelligence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Pentagon is drawing up plans for a large scale air assault on ISIS forces in Libya based on faulty and overestimated intelligence reports. Top Washington officials and analysts warn against military escalation in Libya, saying that it is based on overblown estimates of the Islamic State’s strength and would in fact add more fuel to the jihadists’ fire. They say it is reminiscent of the disastrous decision to invade Iraq in 2003 which was based on faulty intelligence. That decision consequently led to the birth of ISIS in the Middle East and its expansion into north Africa. The T... more »

U.S. Is Sending B-52s To Bomb The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Airstrikes On ISIS in Iraq and Syria | Graphiq *FOX News*: *US sending nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to ISIS fight* The United States is sending nuclear-capable B-52 aircraft to drop bombs on the Islamic State terror group, defense officials confirmed to Fox News Friday. The B-52 Stratofortress will start its first bombing campaign against ISIS in April, the Air Force Times reports. It's not clear how many B-52s or airmen will be involved. Officials say the aircraft will replace nuclear-capable B-1 Lancers hitting ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. The Lancers returned to home ba... more »

Content disabled.

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Cartoon on the CBC Website this morning* One of my posts was deleted from the CBC forums this morning "Content disabled." Here it is copied from my comment history: Flag - greencrow Guest - Rank 858 Can anyone please venture a guess as to why the CBC "disabled" this post of mine on another comments forum about Trump? Re: "As Trump keeps winning, winning, winning, Republican elites can only wince: Keith Boag" * I said: "Trump is a loose cannon on the Pirate Ship of the American Secret Government."* - 19 hours ago 15Likes You will note that prior to it being disa... more »

Ted Cruz in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho today...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*and I snagged my ticket moments after they became available yesterday. * I understand they were gone in just a few hours. It's very seldom anyone comes to North Idaho. Should be fun. From: KXLY COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The next round of voting and caucuses on Tuesday includes Idaho and Republican presidential hopefuls are making a final push to gain support, with Marco Rubio visiting Idaho Falls and Boise Sunday while Ted Cruz making a stop in Coeur d'Alene Saturday. At the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Friday volunteers were helping get things ready for Saturday's campaign rally... more »

England & Wales Precipitation Update For Feb 2016

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Met Office has now published the England & Wales rainfall data for February, (though for some reason there are no monthly totals yet for either January of February, only daily totals – surely they’re not afraid somebody might actually want to use them?) Far from the hype and naming […]

5 More States Poised to Hold Primaries and Caucuses Today

NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: state primaries and caucuses voting] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five more states are chipping in verdicts on the Republican and Democratic presidential contests in races largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday and the big contests still to come. Yet candidates eager to gather enough support to snag... more »

Countless ISIS Tunnels Discovered Under Liberated Kurdish Cities

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Kurdish forces in Iraq have discovered elaborate network of tunnels in towns and cities they have recaptured from ISIS. The jihadists used a network of tunnels in Iraqi Kurdish cities under their control and used them as escape routes and command centers. The tunnels have undermined the foundations of recaptured towns and cities. Russia Today reports: In the Yazadi city of Sinjar, recaptured by Kurdish Peshmerga militia from Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) last December, 70 tunnels have already been discovered. Wrath0fKhan YouTube video: “There is a tunnel under every alley, st... more »

Military Instructors From Turkey Gather Near Crimea To ‘Train Mercenaries’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Increasing its threat against Russia, Turkey is setting up a terrorist training camp in Ukraine. The deputy prime minister of Russia’s Republic of Crimea said on Saturday that Turkish military instructors, whose objective is to train mercenaries, have gathered in Ukraine’s southern region of Kherson, bordering Crimea. Sputnik news reports: “We have reliable information that a plenty of military instructors from Turkey have gathered in the Kherson Region of Ukraine. Currently, there are attempts to create there a site for training mercenaries for fighting in open terrain and urban en... more »

Debating the Ten Principles

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
In the new issue of the *Eastern Economic Journal*, David Colander critiques the Ten Principles in my favorite textbook and concludes they are insufficiently nuanced. Here is my response.

U.S. Senator John McCain Saves The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Col. Mark Anderson (Tail No. 188), 188th Fighter Wing commander; Maj. Doug Davis (Tail No. 639), 188th Detachment 1 commander; Col. Brian Burger (Tail No. 613), 188th Operations Group commander; and Capt. Wade Hendrickson (Tail No. 638) conduct a training mission Dec. 30, 2013, over Razorback Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch) *We Are The Mighty: **The last-ditch effort to kill the A-10 shot down by John McCain* Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh testified before the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee on March 3rd. He discussed the posture o... more »

I Know Nothing..........

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Vitaly Klitschko, the boxing champion who now serves as mayor of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, was quizzed in a recent Al Jazeera interview. Host Mehdi Hasan confronted him on abuses committed by Ukrainian troops. Klitschko seemed to know nothing......

Family of Former FBI Agent Missing in Iran Plans Florida Rally Over Lack of Obama Administration Action

TERRY SPENCER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this March 6, 2012 file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now, left, taken from the video, released by his captors in Washington during a news conference.] CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- The family of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nine years ago while on a CIA mission is holding a rally Saturday demanding that the U.S. government keep pushing for his freedom. Robert... more »

The Shy Assassins

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
The killers who maintain and act upon the White House Kill List are afraid that they might be killed if their identities ever become known. Therefore, lawyers for the Obama administration have requested that the individuals associated with drone strikes against Muslims be outfitted with the legal equivalent of a KKK hood for their own protection. Of course, they don't flaunt their depraved cowardice in quite that way. They've magnanimously dropped their previous claim of "attorney-client privilege," for instance. I suppose that granting Obama and other government officials "client" ... more »

Researcher Says Aliens Are Controlling The Sun According To ‘New Evidence’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A researcher claims that he believes UFOs are controlling the amount of the sun’s light and heat that is released to Earth. The ufologist has spotted what he claims to be numerous UFOs traveling around the sun this week in images sent back from the Solar Heliospheric Observatory. “People should know the truth that hides Nasa,” Russian ufologist Myunhauzen writes underneath his youtube video. The video ( below) was released to the public on 4 March and shows images of strange green glowing objects circling around a bright glowing ball of gas. And apparently this might not be their fi... more »

Israel Destroys Palestinian Homes Leaving Dozens Homeless

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The demolition of at least 41 buildings including an elementary school in a West Bank village, has left dozens of Palestinians homeless Israels recent destruction trend is one of the highest on record in the West Bank since 2009. RT reports: The latest demolition by the Israeli Civil Administration in Khirbet Tana, on the outskirts of Nablus city, “displaced ten families with 36 members, including 11 children, and affected the livelihoods of five additional families,” Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for occupied Palestinian territory said in a statement. ... more »

A new Ghostbuster is a female hep-ph physicist

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*LHC:* LHC started to wake up. Powering tests began today. According to the 2016 schedule, beam should return on Tuesday, March 29th (after Easter). Ghostbusters was a fun movie. It was released in 1984 and in Czechoslovakia, we weren't quite bombarded by all the new Hollywood production although we've seen many more Western movies than most Westerners imagine. I mostly knew Ghostbusters because of the Ghostbusters Commodore 64 game. The sound still makes me excited – C64's sound chip was unusually good. But it's funny what sort of games looked high tech 32 years ago. It seems to... more »

Remember When Paul Ryan Said He Was NOT Interested In Being Speaker?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Now he says he's not interested in running for president, not even to save his party-- not to mention his country-- from the monstrosity pictured just above. Thursday, with every bit of hype and brouhaha the Republican Party Establishment can still manage to muster, Ryan daddy-figure Mitt Romney kicked off a new phase in his reluctant candidate's sub-rosa campaign for the GOP nomination. This is worth watching if you haven't seen in already, perhaps even watching a second time if you already have: By late last year, anyone who ignores the Beltway pundits knew the GOP establishme... more »

Nelson Report on Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
Nelson Report on Taiwan. The first piece included in the report is "Taiwan Giving China the Jitters". The slant will be recognizable to anyone: Poor Put-Upon China! If only Taiwan would quit threatening Beijing with democracy, everything would be ok. It's crazy: since the election the international media has produced a slew of pieces claiming that Taiwan somehow upsets China, yet not a single piece centered on how Taiwan feels about China, or how Chinese threats to maim and murder Taiwanese and take their land "give Taiwanese the jitters." No, Beijing is not concerned about a possi... more »

"Ephemeral Teacher Swarms" aka Part-Time Temps

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
If you think that TFA is the only corporate game in town intended to de-professionalize teaching and crush public education, think again. The privateers have more schemes ready to launch as the TFA bubble loses gas, and here is just one of them from the CBE-based KnowledgeWorks, which is another Gates hothouse item that he hopes will grow to choke out public space. I suppose it is only appropriate that, as the planet dies from greed, poison, and neglect, some of our Ivy League under-employed and thoroughly positivized millennials should spend their days and earn their bread by c... more »

Ben Carson’s ‘Winning Formula’ for a Stronger America

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, March 4, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)] Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson preached cohesion among Americans, encouraging individuals to blend capitalism with compassion to create a "winning formula" that strengthens the nation. "Conservatives should not be ashamed of capitalism," Carson said Friday before a full house during the... more »

Harvard on the Verge of Dumping Historic Seal Due to Slavery Connections

Blake Neff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Harvard Law School Library] A committee at Harvard Law School (HLS) has recommended the school abolish its official seal because it is based on the coat-of-arms of a slave-owning family. HLS's current seal shows the school's motto, "Veritas," above a blue shield with three... more »

Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Would Cost Everyone Money and Hurt the Economy

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] Democratic 2016 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tax plan would result in Americans losing an average of 12.4 percent of their after-tax income in 2017, according to a study released by the Tax Policy Center (TPC) Friday. The Vermont senator's proposal includes historically... more »

Country-Gospel Singer Joey Feek Loses Her Battle With Cancer But Triumphs in Death

Stream Staff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Country-Gospel Singer Joey Feek of Joey & Rory Finally Loses Her Battle With Cancer] After a two-year battle with cancer, 40-year-old country gospel singer Joey Feek has gone to be with the Lord. She and her husband Rory sang as a duo under the name Joey & Rory. Feek was diagnosed with cervical cancer... more »

The U.S. Air Force Starts Planning A Sixth-Generation Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Northrop Grumman's sixth-generation fighter concept *Yasmin Tadjdeh, National Defense*: *Military Eyes Sixth-Generation Fighter * As key Air Force and Navy fighter jets — such as the F-22 Raptor and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet — face the end of their service lives in the 2030s, work is being done in earnest by the two services to field a new fighter. The sixth-generation fighter, as it has been called, is still largely conceptual. While the services have ideas about some requirements and industry has already begun distributing artist renditions of potential aircraft, a formal program i... more »

Roy Spencer Responds To RSS Pause Busting Adjustments

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.drroyspencer.com/2016/03/comments-on-new-rss-v4-pause-busting-global-temperature-dataset/ Dr Roy Spencer has published an early response to RSS’ new pause buster paper: Now that John Christy and I have had a little more time to digest the new paper by Carl Mears and Frank Wentz (“Sensitivity of satellite derived tropospheric temperature trends to the diurnal cycle […]

It Isn't Easy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://history.lbpsb.qc.ca/m5u1l2.htm This week, the prime minister and the premiers reached an agreement to put a price on carbon. It's been so long since the Prime Minister of Canada met with the country's other first ministers that Canadians may have forgotten how it's done -- and how difficult it is to get something done. That's because, Tim Harper writes, the participants each come to the meeting with at least one elephant: There was the Quebec decision to use a court injunction to force TransCanada to submit to provincial hearings...more »

Lawmaker Wants Paedophiles To Pay For Their Own Castration

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A lawmaker in Alabama wants paedophiles to be castrated before being allowed to leave prison. State Rep. Steve Hurst has been proposing that sex offenders be either chemically or surgically castrated since 2011 and now he says they should pay for the procedure themselves as well. RT reports: Hurst has filed legislation that would legally require offenders convicted of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12 to be surgically castrated before being released from prison. HB 365 is something of a passion project for Hurst, but this year he added an additional twist, requiring se... more »

Weekend reads: Replication debate heats up again; NEJM fooled?; how to boost your alt-metrics

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch was dominated by the retraction of “the Creator” paper, but we also reported on a scientist under investigation losing a grant, and a case brewing at a New Jersey university. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: The web was abuzz this week with discussions of challenges to the Reproducibility Project’s attempts […] The post Weekend reads: Replication debate heats up again; NEJM fooled?; how to boost your alt-metrics appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Economic News , Data & Views - Turkey & EU - In One Sentence - EU Is More Worried About Securing A "Deal With The Devil" Than Forcefully and Unambigously Condemning Turkey's Complete Destruction Of The Core Democratic Value Of Freedom Of The Press.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Shame The Devil Edition , When Will The EU Grow a Spine ...... Robin Trower "Shame The Devil " Turkey ........ *Today's Zaman* ‏@todayszamancom 5m 5 minutes ago #LATEST Trustees block access to Cihan news agency after #Zaman takeover *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 52s 52 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted The Daily Star EU more worried about securing a "Deal with the Devil" -than speaking about Turkey demolishing freedom of the press. fred walton added, *The Daily Star* @DailyStarLeb EU pressured to take stance over Turkish media righ... more »

Pope Shocked by Murderous Attack in Yemen That Killed 4 Nuns

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican says Pope Francis was “shocked and profoundly saddened” by a murderous attack at a home for the elderly in southern Yemen that killed 16 people, including four nuns. The Vatican secretary of state said... more »

Carson Spent Heavily on Consultants, Lightly on Campaigning

JULIE BYKOWICZ & CHAD DAY at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Friday, March 4, 2016, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer, who said Friday that he was ending his bid for the White House, raised $58 million, more money than any other GOP contender raised. But...more »

The Philippines Seize North Korean Cargo Ship

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Amid growing hostilities, the Philippines has impounded a North Korean cargo ship. The boat was seized following tough new UN sanctions introduced as a response to North Korea’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Speaking on state run radio on Saturday, the Presidential spokesman Manolo Quezon said that the 6,830-tonne vessel, Jin Teng ,would not be allowed to leave Subic port, north-east of the capital Manila, where it had been docked for three days. He also said the boats crew would be deported. The Guardian reports: It was the first reported case of the sanctions – the t... more »

Is The US Facing A ‘Fighter Gap’ With China And Russia In 15 Years?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times:* *Is the US Facing a ‘Fighter Gap’ With China and Russia?* The Air Force’s top general is warning Congress that one day soon the U.S. might not be able to keep pace with Russia and China when it comes to producing and fielding next-generation fighter jets. In two Capitol Hill appearances this week, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh sounded the alarm about the advancements Beijing and Moscow have made with their military aircraft, progress that threatens to erase Washington’s vaunted technological edge. Today, the U.S. has “couple thousand mo...more »

Extending school days and year will continue flux in DCPS

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 15 hours ago
The Chancellor of DC Public Schools is hell bent on transitioning the entire District, mainly vis a vis most beleaguered schools, to an extended day and school year. The Mayor and Chancellor recently announced a list of roughly ten schools who will be implementing an extended school year of 20 days. These schools are all […]

Trump’s GOP Rivals Spotlight His Emerging ‘Flexibility’ on Immigration

STEVE PEOPLES & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- With an eye on the general election -- and suddenly “flexible” on immigration -- Donald Trump has backed off from some of the hardline rhetoric that has fueled his presidential campaign, at least for the moment.... more »

Prosecutor: Unlocking iPhone Could ID Unknown Possible Third San Bernardino Attacker

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan takes a question at a news conference near the site of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Information contained in an encrypted iPhone could help finally answer whether there was a third assailant in the San Bernardino terror attack that killed 14 people, according to court papers filed by the county’s district attorney.... more »

Government Seizes Turkey’s Largest Newspaper, Sets Up Barricades

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Riot police enter the headquarters of Turkey's largest-circulation newspaper Zaman in Istanbul, Friday, March 4, 2016. The police raid came hours after a court placed it under the management of trustees on Friday. The move against the paper, which is linked to an opposition cleric, heightened concerns over deteriorating press freedoms in the country. (AP Photo)] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Police have erected fences and are standing watch in front of the headquarters of Turkey’s largest-circulation newspaper a day after it used tear gas and water cannons to storm the building and ... more »

Will Britain Vote to Leave the European Union? Sorting Myth From Reality

JILL LAWLESS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A cameraman films during a press conference of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT) UK automotive, focusing on Europe in London, Thursday, March 3, 2016.] LONDON (AP) -- Arguments and allegations are flying as Britons grapple with how to vote in a June 23 referendum on whether to stay in the European Union or walk away. Opponents say the 28-nation bloc is a bureaucratic behemoth... more »

UN Peacekeepers Accused Of Raping Children & Women In 21 Countries

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A report published by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indicates that UN peacekeepers have been accused of sexual abuse in various parts of the world. According to the recently published report, there were 99 allegations of sexual assault in 2015 against UN Peacekeepers in 21 countries and so far not one person has been prosecuted. Young children traded oral sex for food in war-zones while officials looked the other way. UN human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville admitted in May that it was possible that further inquiries would reveal even more unreported instances. Ac... more »

The Corruption Of Science

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t AC Osborn http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4705093.ece Hot on the heels of the RSS pause busting adjustments, themselves repeating NOAA’s own ones, Melanie Phillips has a thoughtful piece in the Times, which picks up on a statement by Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, “The case against science is straightforward: much […]

The Monetary System As Defined by The Venus Project....save

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*More information for those interested in taking a closer look:* *The Venus Project Homepage*

11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation by Margie King

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation by Margie King Green Med Info. 25 February 2016 *The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations.* Meditation used to be confined to the mysterious and ascetic world of Buddhist monks. But now *meditation is going mainstream*. Military programs incorporate meditation to treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Corporations offer meditation as part of their wellness programs.... more »

War, What Is It Good for? Absolutely Nothing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Tom Engelhardt, Tom Dispatch*: *War, What Is It Good for? Absolutely Nothing* It may be hard to believe now, but in 1970 the protest song "War," sung by Edwin Starr, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. That was at the height of the Vietnam antiwar movement and the song, written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, became something of a sensation. Even so many years later, who could forget its famed chorus? "War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing." Not me. And yet heartfelt as the song was then -- "War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker. War, it's got one fri... more »

Leader Urges Greece to Declare State of Emergency Due to Refugees

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Refugees stand before crossing the border from the Greek side to Macedonia at the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Saturday, March 5, 2016.] IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- A regional governor is asking the Greek government to declare a state of emergency for the area surrounding the Idomeni border crossing where thousands of migrants are stranded due to border restrictions along the route toward... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Boston schools are subservient to dietary myths* *There is no firm evidence that sugary drinks have anything to do with obesity, though a high total calorie intake can cause obesity* Sugary soft drinks and juices linked to bulging waistlines have all but disappeared from Boston’s public schools after a major push began years ago to banish the drinks, according to a study published Thursday that calls the city’s strict rules a model for the nation. Only 4 percent of Boston students have access to sugar-sweetened beverages, said researchers, who examined compliance with a 2004 poli... more »

Gaia Portal: Energies of the 'Cosmic Now' permeate Gaia planetary body

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
Energies of the ‘Cosmic Now’ permeate Gaia planetary body Transparencies near fulfillment. Heavens of earlier timelines are exposed and dissolved. Streams of Luminal flow are entered.

Supermoon, Eclipse & Asteroid All Happening On Same Day Next Week

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
On Tuesday March 8th there will be total eclipse of the sun, a super full moon and an asteroid will pass by very close to the earth. The supermoon coincides with a total solar eclipse and Asteroid’s TX68 earth flyby to create a sensational celestial event…or will it bring the end of the world? With these events happening within 24 hours of each other, many conspiracy theorists fear that the world is about to end. Doom mongers are not convinced it will miss our planet and fear we won’t be able to see it because it will be obscured by the sun. The Express reports: The looming event h... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*"Old sooty material"! A change off CO2* *Warmists are always telling us that Greenland ice is melting and it's all due to CO2 in the air. But below we read that "Old sooty material" in the ice is the culprit* Greenland's snowy surface has been getting darker over the past 20 years, absorbing more heat from the sun and increasing snow melt. That's the conclusion of a 30-year study of satellite data, which found that the darkening and melting have accelerated due to 'feedback loops'. The trend is set to continue, with the surface's reflectivity - or albedo - decreasing by as muc... more »

How NATO Will Disrupt Russian War Tactics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The Russian army’s Ratnik uniform kit. © SPUTNIK/ RAMIL SITDIKOV *Bret Perry, Defense One*:* How NATO Can Disrupt Russia’s New Way of War* Here are a few things the West can do against Moscow’s potent combo of special forces and electronic warfare The Ukrainian soldiers peered over the cold dirt edge of their trench. The artillery had abated, but the whine of a nearby spotter UAV promised its imminent return. In the distance, they could see camouflaged spetsnaz moving into position with suppressed Vintorez marksman rifles. Looking at his radio, a lieutenant dared to hope. “Aleksei,... more »

‘No End In Sight’ For Mutations & DNA Damage Caused By Fukushima

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A new report has been released by Greenpeace outlining the environmental and health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The reports also warns of long-term consequences lasting decades and possible even centuries. RT reports: Stressing there is “no end in sight” to the ecological fallout, the NGO says the impact in a number of areas will continue, which will include but not be limited to mutations in trees, DNA-damaged worms and butterflies, as well as radiation-contaminated mountain water tables. “The government’s massive decontamination program will have almost no impact o...more »

DREAMS ARE OUR SAFEWORD - what are these physical - places we visit every night

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
expanding the premise that 'the dream worlds we visit' every night are real, physical places, elsewhere in our universe. These places have their own complex physicality. Many times they involve cities or complexes of houses or rooms or streets that co-exist and evolve and mutate and grow and shrink - there are certain places we revisit or certain quests we rerun. They're dreams, right. Not real. But why should this only takes place during our dreams, at night, when we're sleeping? When we're unconscious? When we can't injury ourselves or our galactic neighbours? What if these wo... more »

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Denied Appeal, Sends Raging Text

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Oscar Pistorius has been denied an appeal of his murder conviction by a South African court. He was asked by a journalist about the court’s decision that could see him going back to prison for 15 years. The former Olympic sprinter and convicted murderer known as the “Blade Runner” showed his frustration by replying: “Have you no soul?” The Mirror reports: The Blade Runner was found guilty of murder in December after he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in their home on Valentine’s Day 2013. His legal team challenged the conviction, but yesterday South Africa’s highest court d... more »

Russia President Putin Earns High Marks For Handling The Russian Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Putin's Russia has threatened the US with a nuclear showdown over Crimea and the Baltic states(Reuters) *L. Todd Wood, Washington Times*: *Behind the Curtain: Putin’s financial wisdom* Russian President Vladimir Putin lived through the collapse of the Soviet Union, a fact often noted by pundits when attempting to offer a glimpse into his view of the world. However, Mr. Putin also lived through the Russian default and financial collapse of 1998, and both events have seared certain lessons into his psyche. The onetime KGB operative is often quoted as lamenting that “the collapse of... more »

Hubble Finds Furthest Galaxy From Earth

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
The Hubble Telescope has discovered the farthest galaxy ever seen to date. Galaxy GN-z11 existed a long long time ago, just 400 million years after the Big Bang, and it was far far far away. It is the earliest and most distance galaxy that has ever been observed by scientific instruments. What has replaced it and when will no doubt reveal itself in the future as more light-waves are captured through time. What the general state of affairs is at present all across the universe and omnipresently remains outside the bounds of present science, that is forever preoccupied with time and sp... more »

Deep Pacific Ocean Is Awash With Strange Sounds

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Researchers have lowered a microphone underwater and recorded ambient noises from the deepest known trench in the Earth’s seabed, the Challenger Deep in the western Pacific Ocean. The BBC reports: For the first time, scientists have obtained audio recordings from 7 miles (11km) below sea level in Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, south-west of Guam. They reveal a soundscape rich with the rumble of earthquakes, the deep moans of whales – and the mechanical whirr of ships. The recordings were made by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ... more »

Pentagon And Google Join Forces To Innovate For The Future

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is to head the Pentagon’s new Innovation Advisory Board. The board will consist of 12 members that would be hand-picked by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Eric Schmidt. The cosy relationship between Google and the government is worrisome, according to Wikileaks founder and whistle-blower Julian Assange. Sputnik reports: On Wednesday, the Defense Department announced that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt will head the Pentagon’s new Innovation Advisory Board. Consisting of 12 executives, the board will be handpicked by Schmidt and Defense Secretary As... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Brendan O'Neill has a very interesting piece at *Spiked *putting 'the progressive case for a Brexit'. Whatever your views on leaving or remaining, the opening section of his speech-turned-article makes a point about the BBC which merits sharing here: The Brexit camp has asked the BBC to do it one, pretty small favour in the run-up to the EU referendum: to differentiate between ‘Europe’ and ‘the EU’. To encourage its reporters to say ‘Europe’ only when they are referring to the vast continent we live in, and to say ‘the EU’ when they are referring to the Brussels-run union of 28 me... more »

A Tale of Two Programmes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
It's good to see that some BBC One viewers found the channel's reporting from Calais and the Greek-Macedonian border to be as biased as I found it to be last Monday. This week's *Newswatch *had a small chorus of complaints about it. The first concerned the report by Danny Savage, which I also took issue with : The reporter made a very big issue about a man in a blue coat being hit by a CS gas canister fired by the authorities. However, he completely failed to mention that the same man, moments before being hit by the canister, was hurling a missile *[actually, two missiles] *at t... more »

We Are Entering The Age of High Speed Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Malcolm Davis, The Strategist*: *To Mach 5 and Beyond* *The Age of High Speed Warfare* Of all the potentially transformational military technologies that will appear over the next 10 years, hypersonic strike weapons, and ultimately, hypersonic platforms, could radically transform future military operations as well as open up the prospect of cheaper and more responsive access to space. The United States, Russia (here and here), China (its programmes discussed below) and India (and here) as well as Australia (here and here) all have R&D projects aimed at developing hypersonic propu... more »

How The U.S. Army Influenced What Is Now Being Sold In Our Supermarkets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Matthew Zuras, VICE News*: *How the US Army Influences Almost Everything in the Supermarket* Someone—maybe Napoleon, maybe Alexander the Great—once said that an army marches on its stomach. And why shouldn’t it? Starving troops have more pressing priorities than winning battles. The US military knows this well, and it’s been spearheading food science research for well over a century in order to build the world’s most efficient army. But the countless innovations it’s developed are hardly confined to the canteen—in fact, we can find them in every supermarket in America, and even ... more »

Tramping against Trump - and Brexit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Last night's *Newsnight *was quite something. They really went after Hillary Clinton. First John Sweeney did a take-down of Hillary. He chucked everything he could at her: from Whitewater to the Clinton Foundation, rows over the money she gets for speeches, Sidney Blumenthal, Benghazi, her private email server, possible conflicts of interest among her advisors, her State Department emails, etc. Various anti-Hillary hacks and lawyers acted as his 'talking heads'. Then Emily Maitlis went to speak to Hillary-inclined voters in a small town in Louisiana. Her main 'talking head', how... more »

1 In 5 U.S. DoD Facilities Are Now In 'Failing Condition'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Federal News Radio*: *Nearly 1 in 5 DoD facilities now in ‘failing’ condition after years of maintenance cutbacks* The number of facilities that are so poorly maintained that they now meet the Pentagon’s definition of “failing” has more than doubled in just the past year, a result of conscious decisions to make building upkeep a low priority during a period of constrained budgets. At this time last year, the Pentagon reported that 7 percent of its facilities we... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 5, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: USS Texas Goofing Off - 900] “Gobs” and Guns. A scene aboard the U.S.S. Texas, just back from foreign waters, showing the “gobs” enjoying a little fun on the big guns. Ca. 1918. Underwood & Underwood. (War Dept.) Exact Date Shot Unknown - Wikipedia. “Gob” is slang... more »

Lost Tapes Reveal Apollo Astronauts Heard Unexplained ‘Music’ On Far Side Of The Moon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Most likely this sound was produced by their own equipment. Yet it was also never replicated either. It is plausible that a device on the moon was broadcasting and the alien operators, been taken by surprise shut down the hardware and then made sure there was no repeat. Or they entered a stray stream of magnetized particles and replicated the Saturn effect. It is now 57 years later and our explanations have not resolved it. If anything the alien question is becoming better supported. Too many good men have stepped forward to report such a presence to be ove... more »

Canada's Wild Rice Wars?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is just the beginning of wild rice. Canada has millions of acres of fresh water lakes, all needing directed husbandry and wild rice is a natural component and should be encouraged. For the same reason we need to encourage a virtuous fishing cycle that maximizes summer fish mass that is then harvested to allow remnant survival over winter. Yet all this needs governmental oversight and regulatory support. That allows it to be also commercially viable. Let us start with a marketing cooperative supported by government that actually licensees harvest grow areas and handle... more »

Fantasy North

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The north has fired imaginations for generations as well it should. It is the one place on Earth that is utterly unforgiving if you fail to prepare well and learn your life way. When the weather is against you, every error can be a death sentence. Other terrain areas are dangerous but survival is usually easily arranged. Not so in the north where you must put up fuel a half year ahead at a real expense in mobility. Yet the peoples were always robust as well. *Fantasy North* *The top of the globe has always meant fantasy, myth, adventure. What explains the ... more »

Extraterrestial Contacts With Peoples of the Americas

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an extremely important piece of information. This descibes contact that included sharing of information and the creation of a new alphabet as well as mathematics unusual to Europeans. Better yet we have a lot of the data. And yes we need to find the mathematics in order to compare it to Bronze age methods. Europeans by this time were using scopes to assist in surveying work and this altered the approach somewhat. Long accurate sighting lines allow infilling which was much more tricky with eyesight alone and short distances. Regardless, it all needs a system of sy... more »

Medal of Honor Recipient Wants To Go Back To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. during a White House ceremony, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers received the medal for actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian held hostage in Afghanistan in 2012. DoD photo by EJ Hersom *Matt White, Virginia-Pilot/Washington Post*:* Navy SEAL Medal of Honor recipient wants to go back to war. Why that's a rarity.* On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward Byers was awarded the nation's highest combat honor for his role in a hostage rescue mission. Byers is belie... more »

"What Everyone Should Know About Bicycles for Fun and Safety"

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 22 hours ago
Below are the front and back cover and a few interior pages from a booklet I found among her books called, "About Bicycles." My mom likely brought this home from an S&L in Davis then called Central California Federal Savings and Loan Association. I think this is the same institution that became Heart Federal and today is a branch of US Bank. The copyright on this booklet is 1965, though it says this is the 1973 edition. Most of "What's a bicycle good for?" still applies. I'm never certain what the value in publishing obvious information like that in this booklet. Of course, may... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
PHOTOS: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall tie the knot. https://t.co/gXij3L9P4J pic.twitter.com/UN81TF12Af — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) March 4, 2016 *WNU Editor:* I would never have predicted this relationship.

Losing Credibility: How Global Warming Harms Science

James Wanliss at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Science and faith - 900] If you go to church does that mean you are anti-science? Various sociological studies have, for decades, made this argument. The idea is that those who regularly go to church to worship God, and also believe the Bible is true,... more »

Divisions In Israeli Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Shay Hershkovitz, War On The Rocks*: *Israel's Intelligence Wars* On January 12, the spokesman of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) announced the resignation of Brig. Gen. Eli Ben-Meir as head of the Research Division due to differences of opinion with the chief of the Israeli Military Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi. According to several prominent Israeli media channels, the dispute revolved around disagreement on the way the Research Division should be managed — along with personal differences between the two senior officers. Such a situation is extremely rare, es... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago

Failure to preserve evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ef... more »

Growing Sense Of Despair In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Rambouillet, Picardie, France. Thanks for stopping by!

Bangladesh Considers Dropping Islam as State Religion

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 O'odham's traditional route. The fence at The San Miguel Gate, south of Sells, Arizona, went up at 10 a.m. yesterday. This fence restricted O'odham access to health care and stores on the northern side of

Syrian Ceasefire Largely Holding. Violations Are Being Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »
*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 ».

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