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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8 March - Blogs I'm Following

English: US Navy barge transports approx. 1 mi...English: US Navy barge transports approx. 1 million liters of water to aid cooling efforts at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following tsunami damage see also http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=59318 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Japan Nuclear power plants map. sourc...English: Japan Nuclear power plants map. source : http://www.insc.anl.gov/pwrmaps/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Helicopter is decontaminated for radi...English: Helicopter is decontaminated for radioactivity following humanitarian operations over Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Combined results of 211 flight hours ...English: Combined results of 211 flight hours of aerial monitoring operations and ground measurements made by DOE, DoD and Japanese monitoring teams. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: State and events of Fukushima I nucle...English: State and events of Fukushima I nuclear power station reactor 1 during accidents, March 11 to 14, 2011; measurements as published by Tepco: http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/index-e.html → http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/f1/images/csv_level_pr_data_1u-e.csv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Personal Transformation Key to Beating Stage IV Cancer: Survivor

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 minutes ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - By changing her entire view on life, she was able to beat cancer. The post Personal Transformation Key to Beating Stage IV Cancer: Survivor appeared first on Waking Times.

TEPCO Externalizes Costs - Japan Taxpayers Pay for Fukushima Disaster

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 minutes ago
The Fukushima accident was catastrophic and the costs are being externalized, although TEPCO (and GE) bear direct responsibility for the disaster. In north east Honshu, property owned by generations of families was devalued or made uninhabitable by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. As of December 2014, six municipalities contaminated by the March 2011 explosions remain closed because of radiation contamination and more than 120,000 people are still living in temporary shelters, many of which are located in areas with radiation hot spots exceeding the standard of 5 millisieverts a yea... more »

How Turkey 'Played' The EU Over The Migrant Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
*Matthew karnitschnig, Politico:* *How Turkey held the EU for ransom* Accepting the Turkish terms on migration raise fears of a dangerous precedent Shopping in a Turkish bazaar is never wise for the novice. The EU learned that lesson the hard way when it discovered the carefully crafted refugee deal it believed it had sold to Turkish leaders in the run-up to Monday’s summit turned out to be little more than the beginning of the negotiation. Turkey made Europe a counter offer early Monday that six months ago would have prompted EU negotiators to get up and walk out. To European ey... more »

DSCC Wants To Shove A Republican Lite Corporate Shill Down The Throats Of Iowa Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 minutes ago
With hyper-partisan Republican obstructionism kicked up into full gear, several Senate incumbents who looked relatively safe, no longer are. Most Americans want the Republicans to go through the process of giving the president their advice and consent on his Supreme Court nomination rather than just declaring that they will not-- under any circumstances-- even consider *anyone* he nominates. And no incumbent previously deemed "safe" by the insiders is more likely to feel the sting of public anger on that than 82-year old Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. New pol... more »

Syria's Implosion Will Bring Down The Whole Region

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 47 minutes ago
*Islam's gift to the world is perpetual war.* *An excerpt from, "ISIS uses Nazi tactics to train youths to become 'more lethal, brutal, better fighters' - report," RT, March 6, 2016:* *Islamic State jihadists use children, trained as soldiers, executioners and suicide bombers from an early age, to become “more lethal fighters than themselves,” a major study has warned. * . . *The UN-endorsed report, entitled “Children of Islamic State" and compiled through a study of the group’s propaganda as well as reports from trusted sources, will be published in Parliament on Wednesday. * Of... more »

Republican People’s Party Sues Turkish Government For Aiding ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The Turkish opposition party has filed a criminal lawsuit against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of directly supporting ISIS. The Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) have filed a criminal complaint on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Chief Hakan Fidan and other officials on charges of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization.” Hurriyetdailynews.com reports: CHP Deputy Chair Bülent Tezcan filed the complaints about Erdoğan, Davutoğlu, Fidan, Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan, Interior Ministe...more »

North Korea Says They Have Developed Mini Nuclear Weapons

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Kim Jong-un has announced that North Korea have successfully developed a miniature nuclear warhead on Wednesday. South Korea’s Yonhap news Agency says that Jong-un described the warhead as “a very great warhead that is designed in a reasonable structure that enables an instantaneous thermonuclear reaction using our own style of mixed explosives.”. Washingtontimes.com reports: He called it a “tremendous” achievement and said the North had realized a “standardized” design, a term that would imply serial production. North Korea has issued a number of belligerent statements in the past...more »

Erdogan Seizes Control Of Another Turkish Newspaper

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The Turkish government under President Erdogan’s orders have seized control of another newspaper in Turkey, in a further blow to free speech and independent media in the country. The crackdown comes amid widespread censorship of independent press critical of Turkish regime, and comes days after Erdogan’s government seized control of Zaman daily. The Cihan news agency posted a note on its website late on Monday saying that an Istanbul court would appoint an administrator to run the agency. Businessinsider.com reports: France’s foreign minister said the decision to seize control of Z... more »

Top U.S. General Wants More U.S. Soldiers For Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN*: *Top U.S. general recommends more troops for Iraq and Syria* Washington (CNN)A top general said more U.S. troops will be needed to retake key areas from ISIS and has sent recommendations outlining that request up the chain of command. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, pointed to the need for "additional capability" to retake the ISIS stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, as well as Raqqa, Syria, the de facto capital of ISIS's self-declared caliphate. "Clearly there are things that we will want to d... more »

the old dark house

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
The Old Dark House

Rusty Musician

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 hour ago
I first heard about the Edmonton Symphony's "Rusty Musician" program through a concert program I picked up back at the start of the year when I was in the city to watch a performance. Immediately, I found myself intrigued. The "Rusty Musician" programs provides an opportunity for adults who have played a standard orchestral instrument in the past and who have either set it down or perhaps don't play in a professional capacity, the opportunity to work with and receive instruction from professional orchestra musicians. A week of instruction (with the option of private instruction a... more »

FBI Under Criminal Investigation In LaVoy Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
An FBI agent is under investigation after being caught lying about firing at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum twice, with authorities saying that the agent may have had help from four other FBI agents in covering up the incident and falsley claiming that the FBI did not shoot at LaVoy. All five FBI agents are part of an elite national unit and are under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, led by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Oregonlive.com reports: The remarkable disclosure came as a team of local investigators released findings that two state troopers shot Finicum th... more »

A Powerful Speech By Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. On Changing U.S. Relations In The Middle East

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Someone tell this child that respecting your allies is diplomacy 101.* *An excerpt from, "America's Persian And Arabian Wars," by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Middle East Policy Council, March 4, 2016:* *What's worse – the interests of Israel and the United States now clash on a growing list of issues. Iran, the security architecture of the Persian Gulf, and the imperative of cooperation with Turkey are at the head of the list.* But US-Israeli differences now prominently include relations with Islam, which Israel has sought to demonize, a task in which it has had enormous help... more »

All Is Quiet And Calm Right Before The Next Big Event - Episode 913b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*ISIS's attacks in the West are planned and executed by NATO intelligence agencies. * *An excerpt from, "UK Terror Chief: Enormous ISIS Attacks to Target ‘Western Lifestyle’" by Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, March 7, 2016:* In comments today British counter-terror chief Mark Rowley warned that ISIS is preparing to launch “enormous and spectacular” attacks on Britain, with paramilitary-trained fighters preparing to attack “western lifestyle targets.” Previously, British officials had indicated that ISIS’ focus was to inspire attacks on a small scale by random people with knives, but th... more »

Only a Communist Would Hide Behind a Mask - Superheroes During the Red Scare

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
I'm currently working my way through James Patterson's *Grand Expectations*, covering the history of the United States from the end of World War II and Watergate. Currently I'm in the 1952 presidential election, though the book isn't 100% sequential - for example, it covered the end of the Korean War before diving into the 1952 election. One thing I'm finding fascinating is the multiple facets of American life in the late 1940s and early 1950s. On the one hand, we see the United States enjoying prosperity which, to our eyes, is hard to believe. But that assumes you were white. A... more »

Iran Conducts Third Missile Test, White House Defers to UN

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Sardar Mohamad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.] The White House intends to defer to the U.N. in response to Iran's third missile launch violation since the signing of the Iran deal last July. Maj. Gen. Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said... more »

Kyle Odom who shot Pastor Tim Remington in Coeur d' Alene captured...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*claimed the pastor was a martian and a member of “an ancient civilization from Mars” from a Facebook account associated with Odom.* Martian Lives Matter! *“Things are not what they appear to be. The world is ruled by ancient civilization from Mars. Pastor Tim was one of them, and he was the reason my life was ruined. I will be sharing my story with as many people as possible. I don't have time right now, they are chasing me. I shot Pastor Tim 12 times, there is no way any human could have survived that event. Anyway, I have sent my story to all the major news organizations. I have... more »

U.S. Official: Islamic State 'War Minister' Possibly Killed In Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Senior Islamic State leader, Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen. REUTERS/US. DEPARTMENT OF STATE *Reuters*: *Islamic State's de facto 'minister of war' possibly killed: U.S. officials* A red-bearded Islamic State commander described by American officials as the group's de facto minister of war may have been killed in an air strike in Syria on Friday by the U.S.-led coalition, several U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, ranked among the most wanted militants under a U.S. reward program that offered up to $5 million... more »

Germany First to Develop Humane Alternative to Live Chick Shredding

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Vic Bishop - *The shredding of living male chicks will end in 2017, making it the first nation to stop this cruel practice. The post Germany First to Develop Humane Alternative to Live Chick Shredding appeared first on Waking Times.

Campaign Latest: Trump Wins Primaries in Michigan, Mississippi

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii vote for nominees (all times Eastern Standard Time): 9:30 p.m. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says that his wins in Tuesday’s primary elections are proof that... more »

IRONY: How OPEC Is Now Guzzling American Oil, in One Chart

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: US OPEC - 900] For the first time in recent history, low oil prices have ensured OPEC countries purchased more from Americans than they sold. The American trade deficit with OPEC countries has flipped, according to data from the Census Bureau. The primary reason for... more »

The Democrat’s Archie Bunker

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaking at a town meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.] It was the “excuse me” that echoed around Democratic politics. In their intense Flint, Michigan, debate, Bernie Sanders pointedly said to Hillary Clinton in the heat of one exchange, “Excuse me, I’m talking.” Sanders has an $18 trillion unicorns-dancing-on-rainbows spending... more »

Disagreement and Unpreparedness Are Halting the Liberation of Mosul From ISIS

Russ Read at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: U.S. Army Soldiers attached to Heavy Company, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment take cover behind their vehicle after hearing small arms fire in the distance in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 17, 2008.] Every party fighting the Islamic State, from the U.S. to Iranian-backed militias, recognizes that Mosul must be liberated, but internal disagreement and an unprepared ground force is delaying plans to retake the city, reported the Wall Street Journal Sunday. The... more »

Is The Islamic State Invincible?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters in military vehicles parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *Hassan Hassan & Michael Weiss, BBC*:* Islamic State: An invincible force?* In June 2014, so-called Islamic State (IS) took over the Iraqi city of Mosul. Within weeks, the organisation had swept through large swathes in Iraq and Syria, seizing a territory the size of the United Kingdom. The territory IS controls has shrunk in the two years since a US-led multinational coalition launched an air campaign on its positions, first in Iraq and then Syria. ... more »

How To Replace Taliban Dan In Central Florida-- Why Not Leave It To Floridians?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*2 excellent candidates for FL-10-- so the DCCC anointed a conservative* With Daniel "Taliban Dan" Webster decamping from his Orlando area base in Florida's 10th CD for whiter climes further north and west, it looks increasingly like whichever Democrat wins the primary will be the next congressmember. The DCCC has decreed that the much-disliked Val Demings is their candidate, despite the fact that their are two other very credible choices, much-loved state Sen. Geraldine Thompson, a civil rights icon, and also highly respected former Florida Democratic Party chairman Bob Poe. One of... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Bittersweet”

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

Earth Days

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
Paradise or Oblivion

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic view shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. *Click image for larger size.* The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Centra... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Defeat"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Defeat"* by Paulo Coelho "Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: ‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveller. Your sap is in my sap, we are one thing.’ Does a man who spent years preparing to climb the highest mountain in the world feel defeated on reaching that mountain and discovering that nature has cloaked th... more »

Aurora - "Conqueror" Live on Skavlan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
Title: AURORA "Conqueror" Live on Skavlan. Source: Skavlan. Date Published: February 19, 2016.

Jim Valvano, "Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special. I just got one last thing... I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.” -... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* “Seeing”* by Chet Raymo “Elizabeth Bishop has a poem about a sandpiper, a tiny shore bird scurrying forward and reverse with the lick and ebb of the tide. It was not the sandpiper I thought of today as I walked the beach, but the sand with which the Bishop's bird is seemingly obsessed. The last two lines of the poem: "The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray, mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst." Everyone sees the sandpiper. Who could not? Those fluttering feet. The delicate engine of its controlled frenzy. But who sees what the sandpiper sees, the ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* “Seeing”* by Chet Raymo “Elizabeth Bishop has a poem about a sandpiper, a tiny shore bird scurrying forward and reverse with the lick and ebb of the tide. It was not the sandpiper I thought of today as I walked the beach, but the sand with which the Bishop's bird is seemingly obsessed. The last two lines of the poem: "The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray, mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst." Everyone sees the sandpiper. Who could not? Those fluttering feet. The delicate engine of its controlled frenzy. But who sees what the sandpiper sees, th... more »

The most dangerous man

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out...without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. H. L. Mencken

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Boulazac, Aquitaine, France. Thanks for stopping by!

Paul Craig Roberts - The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism" by Paul Craig Roberts, March 8, 2016:* Throughout the Western world the financial system has become an exploiter of the people and a deadweight loss on economies. There are only two possible solutions. One is to break the large banks up into smaller and local entities such as existed prior to the concentration that deregulation fostered. The other is to nationalize them and operate them solely in the interest of the general welfare of the population. The banks are too powerful currently for either solution to... more »

Roswell Slides - Is This Still a Thing?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 4 hours ago
There are some things that I believe have been resolved and then something happens and I realize that the issue isn’t dead. I believed that after the placard in front of the mummy had been “deblurred” by so many in so many locations that it proved that the Roswell Slides showed an unfortunate child who had died several hundred years ago (I still refuse to post more pictures… it seems to be disrespectful). I would have thought that when the documentation showing the excavation of that child, seen first as he was first uncovered and later on display in a museum, that any question woul... more »

Bernie Sanders and the Inequality Gimmick

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
"Whenever you see the inequality gimmick at work, you can be sure that the goal of the speaker is not to end hardships or remedy injustices, but to smash the successful." ~ Don Watkins NB: Buy Watkins’s new book: Equal Is *Un*fair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality. [image: Capture] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

U.S. Vice President Biden Arrives In Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Biden arrives in Israel to talk billions in military aid — and patch things up* JERUSALEM — Vice President Biden arrived in Israel on Tuesday to patch up, again, relations between the Obama White House and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a very public and deeply partisan spat over the Iran nuclear deal last year. The vice president will meet with Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday when the two will work to advance long-running talks between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office over a new multibillion-dollar, 10-year military-aid package. T...more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 8 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Crude Oil Related Items For Today. 2. JGB Keeps Collapsing - New Record Lows for JGB Complex. 3.China Items Of Note. 4. ECB- Draghi Watch Begins ) Europe In Focus ( 1. EU-Turkey Talks - The Morning After Reactions & News. 2. Greece Items Of The Day - Refugee Related News , Troika Items , Greece Told To Reclaim State Aid To Farmers. 3. Daily Brexit Items.)

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Overview...... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago Gundlach on an oil rally: "are you kidding me with these inventories" *Jennifer Ablan* ‏@jennablan 1h 1 hour ago Jeff Gundlach:Unless oil rallies another $10 a barrel or more, "a lot of companies are going to go under, which will kill the banking system *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Crude Chaos As Cushing Inventories Rise For 6th Straight Week http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-0 8/crude-chaos-cushing-inventories-rise-6th-straight-week … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h3 hours ago Commodit... more »

Human Cost of War in Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*"Syria would be fully under ISIS control if not for Russia – Serbian president" (Source: RT). * *Title: Human Cost of War in Syria. Source: Luke Doherty OP. Date Published: March 8, 2016. Description:* Main Speakers: Dr Leïla Vignal, Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre of the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. Dr Vignal lived and worked in Damascus and her research and personal knowledge of the country have led her to engage in the study of the current Syrian crisis. fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P shares reflections based on a r... more »

Busted for Peace at Beale AFB

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
*Outside the Wheatland gate at Beale AFB this morning* Seven of the 11 activists who gathered at the Wheatland gate of Beale AFB, California around 6:00 am this morning were arrested for protesting the Global Hawk drone mission of the base. At 7:15 the group was handcuffed and taken inside the base for processing where we were each cited for trespassing on a federal installation and released about 90 minutes later. Just prior to being arrested the seven of us blocked a long line of morning incoming traffic for about 20 minutes before crossing over the white line onto base proper... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Simon Shuster, Time:* *Why Europe’s Migrant Deal With Turkey Could Lead to More Anguish* *Deal depends on Turkey's willingness to stop people smuggling and the refugees's desire to return to Turkey* The plan isn’t perfect. It is expensive, messy and loaded with moral and political compromises. If finalized and implemented, it would still leave hundreds of thousands of refugees stranded in countries where they have no desire to settle. Inevitably, it would also require local officials to use coercion, and the police to use force, in moving migrant families against their will. But... more »

Nancy Reagan to Be Laid to Rest Close as Possible to Husband

JOHN ROGERS at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ronald Reagan's Tomb at sunset] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Just as she was always by his side in life, former first lady Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest just inches from President Ronald Reagan’s side when she is buried Friday in a hillside tomb... more »

Lawmakers Seek Geoengineering Disclosure for Rhode Island

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Lawmakers join efforts to bring answers to questions about the sky. The post Lawmakers Seek Geoengineering Disclosure for Rhode Island appeared first on Waking Times.

F-35, IT edition

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 5 hours ago
The latest fun from the plane that just refuses to work is that the radar sometimes fails and needs to be rebooted. There are rumours that Lockheed Martin are proposing to install a direct line to their tech support in all production F-35s.

Apple Computers Are Not Immune To Ransomware Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The first ever ransomware attack on an Apple computer has been uncovered. Huffington Post Canada reports: Security firm Palo Alto Networks reported Sunday that a form of ransomware had infected Transmission, a BitTorrent installer that works on the Apple operating system. This marked the first time that ransomware had successfully attacked Apple’s Mac computers, Palo Alto’s threat intelligence director Ryan Olson told Reuters. Ransomware is a cyber threat that infects a system, encrypts its data and asks people to pay ransoms in order to retrieve it, Reuters reported. Palo Alto disco... more »

Richard O’Brien: Trans “Women” Are Still Men, Mutilated

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Best known as the creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Richard O’Brien, 73, is stirring up controversy by joining Dame Edna Star Barry Humphries and feminist icon Germaine Greer by making what some transgender rights activists are calling anti-trans commentary. Could they all be right? While we should all be tolerant of those who wish to identify as a different gender, being born and raised as a man and then getting a sex change to call oneself a woman and expecting society to see one as such is unfair to genetically born women as it undermines not only the challenges real wome... more »

World News Briefs -- March 8, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea leader Kim says country has miniaturized nuclear warhead: KCNA* North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country has miniaturized nuclear warheads to be mounted on ballistic missiles as he inspected the work of nuclear workers, the North's KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday. "The nuclear warheads have been standardized to be fit for ballistic missiles by miniaturizing them, he noted, adding this can be called true nuclear deterrent," KCNA said. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* WFP says serious food shortages in Falluja, *besieged by Iraqi army.* Syria ... more »

More Contrived Grass Roots/ Petition Signing Opposition to Turkey- Zaman/Gulen/CIA

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
My oh my. It's funny to watch (as in humorous) the NATO alt media outing themselves in their push for regime change in Turkey. * Stumbled across this today: Kick Turkey out of NATO**Y*ou see there is a petition at change.org demanding the suspension of Turkey from NATO*. Yah, because NATO is such an** "honourable auspicious organization" So revered globally. Me being obnoxiously facetious.* *"Why kick Turkey out of NATO?* Because: - Turkey just shut down the largest Turkish newspaper using tear gas, water canons and brutality" *And I'm supposed to sign this petition, why?* B... more »

Russia Warns North Korea To Tone Down Nuclear Strike Rhetoric

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia has warned its ally North Korea to stop threatening “preventive nuclear strikes” against others as it could leave the door open for an international military intervention based on the legal ground of the right to self defense. The Guardian reports: The Russian foreign ministry statement, which follows a North Korean threat to “annihilate” the US and South Korea, also criticises Washington and Seoul for launching the largest joint military drills yet to be held on the peninsula. “We consider it to be absolutely impermissible to make public statements containing threats to del... more »

"Right in Front of You: The Impossible Dream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Right in Front of You: The Impossible Dream"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Maybe you are using a desire you can't fulfill to distract you from truly engaging the blessings you already have. When it comes to the things we want, there always seems to be an endless list. No matter how many times we get something off that list, we add new things to replace it. In life, this drama of wanting and getting and wanting is all part of the dance. The things we want motivate us to get up and get them. And yet, at the same time, we can torment ourselves with our wanting, especially when we... more »

FBI Agents Investigated Over Shots Fired During Standoff

STEVEN DUBOIS at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Shootout scene - 900] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- FBI agents involved in the traffic stop that led to the killing of one of the armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge are under investigation for not disclosing they fired shots that missed rancher Robert... more »

Trump Adviser Boosted Obamaphones, Said Entitlement Foes Hate the Poor

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Former Ben Carson for President campaign Manager Barry Bennett speaking with the Associated Press at Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's campaign headquarters in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is being advised by a political consultant who has worked to expand the fraud-ridden Obamaphone welfare program and suggested entitlement program opponents hate the poor. Trump adviser Barry Bennett was hired by telephone companies who profit...more »

The Green Whitewash of "No Excuses:" Part 2

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
Find Part 1 here. The excerpt below is from Chapter 16 of *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through No Excuses Teaching*. JH --> In the KIPP schools and the schools that emulate the KIPP Model, whether they are regular public or charter, we find the arbitrary separation of cultural factors from socioeconomic class continues to draw attention away from the effects of poverty and discrimination on school performance. This, in turn, encourages the kinds of depersonalized crustiness among KIPP staff who are focused only on behaviors and attitudes that improve measurable test results. The... more »

The Slow Death of the Tory Party

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
After months of tedious Labour infighting, the moment for its long hoped-for eclipse by Tory party divisions has finally arrived. So-called blue-on-blue action is doing a good job of exposing Tory idiocy on all sides of the referendum debate. Ministers - particularly those on the leave side - are wonderfully showing up their stupidity. And last but not least the bumbling, amiable mask Boris Johnson has hidden behind for too long has slipped and the face of an unprincipled chancer is daily in the press and politics programmes. Unfortunately, I don't believe this will be enough to r... more »

Pensioner Blows Cover On Two Israeli Agents In Northern Germany

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Two suspect looking undercover agents were confronted by police after their cover was blown by an elderly woman. The secret agents were working on behalf of the Israeli security services when their vehicle got stuck in mud and their actions drew the attention of a retiree. The pensioner called the police after questioning the agents and suspecting their story. The armed agents told police they were there to observe the transfer of a German Type-212 diesel submarine which was purchased by the Israeli navy. CNS News reports: Police in Neumuenster were alerted Dec. 17 to “suspicious peo... more »

French Journalist Arrested After Exposing Israeli Link To Paris Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Investigative journalist Hicham Hamza was detained by French police last month after exposing Israel’s role in orchestrating the Paris Attacks on November 13, 2015. Police charged Hamza with “violating judicial secrecy,” and have threatened him with potential prison time for a photo Hamza published online. Below is a translation of Hicham Hamza’s article describing his arrest: Detained by police for investigating the attacks in Paris An independent journalist and founder of the investigative website Panamza, I was detained for seven hours by police about an article in which I revea... more »

Computer Programmer Testifies He Was Hired To Rig Elections

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A video has been released of computer programmer Clinton Eugene Curtis testifying under oath in front of the U.S. House Judiciary claiming that he was hired by authorities to help rig the outcome of U.S. elections. Curtis told the court in 2000 that he was hired by Congressman Tom Freeny to build prototype software that would allow authorities to push the results to a 51/49 outcome if needed. Activistpost.com reports: One thing in US history is consistent throughout every single election cycle — allegations of voter fraud. These allegations, however, are not the ramblings of a kook... more »

Kasich Isn’t the Adult in the Room When He Fails to Challenge Trump

Ryan Huber at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Republican U.S. presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks as he participates in a discussion with Javier Palomarez, president & CEO of theÊUnited StatesÊHispanic Chamber of Commerce, at the Newseum October 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.] John Kasich appeals to voters longing for a kinder, gentler brand of politics. In a primary cycle that has at times degenerated into juvenile vulgarity, some voters appreciate Kasich's refusal to participate in the mudslinging. But is Kasich's approach as... more »

Retired U.S. Army General Message To Donald Trump: 'The Military Is Not His Palace Guards'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *‘The military is not his palace guards,’ retired three-star general says of Donald Trump* Retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says he had “a visceral response” to some of the rhetoric Donald Trump unleashed during the most recent Republican debate. But the statement that really concerned him, Hertling told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Monday, came when Trump told debate moderator Bret Baier that there’s no way U.S. service members would refuse to follow his orders. “They won’t refuse,” Trump said during Thursday’s debate on Fox News. “They’re not going to refuse me, b... more »

Is Mr. Trump A Bad Man?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Monday morning, the Newster, clumbsily misreading Romney's intentions through the prism of his own blind ambition, went on *Fox and Friends* to declare Romney would never be the GOP nominee because of the anti-Herr Trumpf speech he gave. Gingrich, who has been sucking up to Trumpf the way he always sucks up to wealthy people who might write him a check, missed the point of Romney's speech: 1- to save the GOP and the nation from Trumpf (and an authoritarian and fascist turn) and 2- to help prepare the ground for a Paul Ryan nomination. Republican fat-cats were buoyed by Herr Trumpf... more »

Better Business Bureau Gives Trump’s Claims About Trump University a Failing Grade

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this March 7, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Concord, N.C. Can Trump really make good on his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal migration? What’s more, can he make Mexico pay for it? Sure, he can build it, but it’s not nearly as simple as he says. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)] The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is rejecting Donald Trump’s explanation in last Thursday’s GOP presidential debate as to why his now-in-litigation Trump University was upgraded to an A rating b... more »

Feds Paid $709,000 to Academic Who Studied How Glaciers are Sexist

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: glaciers - 900] Academics at the University of Oregon have determined that glaciers and the science that studies them are deeply sexist. "Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies... more »

Gold King Mine Investigators Secretly Ordered to ‘Stay Clear’ of EPA’s Negligence

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Entrance to the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado.] A Department of the Interior manager refused to say who ordered agency investigators to "stay clear" of the Environmental Protection Agency's negligence when it spilled 3 million gallons of mine waste into drinking water, according to internal emails. The Bureau of... more »

France Puts 2,000 People Out of Work in the Name of Green Energy

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Power Plant] France is turning away from nuclear power in favor of solar and wind power schemes to fight the specter of global warming. Segolene Royal, France's environmental minister, announced Monday the government will start shutting down the Fessenheim nuclear reactor in Alsace by the end of... more »

March 8: It's not the economy, stupid. It's the economic system.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-revenue-kpmg-secret-amnesty-1.3479594 The link above is a story that's two years old. It's just been revived. An offshore tax haven has been running a scheme for millionaires to avoid paying income tax. This is only one among many of such offerings all over the world. This one is relatively small time because Canadian involvement amounts to just $30,000,000 or so. But there are many such banks, and their holdings are in uncounted billions. Nothing will happen to any of the people involved in this. Nothing has happened so far because the Harp... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: John Denver, "I Want To Live"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
John Denver, "I Want To Live" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQs_4yljUOQ

Canada To Give ‘Free Money’ To All Citizens Later This Year

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The government in Canada have announced a new scheme that will offer citizens unconditional free cash, regardless of their work status. The trial will initially be conducted in Ontario, and is intended to mirror similar schemes in Finland and the Netherlands in which the government give citizens a regular monthly allowance. The “basic income” scheme is intended to help people cover living expenses such as food, transportation, clothing, and utilities regardless of their background or job status. Techinsider.io reports: It’s a radical idea, and one that has been around since the 196... more »

Scientists Detect Radiation Leak At Florida Nuclear Power Plant

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
High levels of radiation have been found in water near a nuclear power plant in Miami, Florida – a study released by the Mayor’s office reveals. Water samplings from December and January have found 215 times higher than usual tritium levels in water near the Turkey Point nuclear power plant, and authorities have admitted that they aren’t yet sure whether this poses an immediate risk to members of the public. Miamiherald.com reports: The study comes two weeks after a Tallahassee judge ordered the utility and the state to clean up the nuclear plant’s cooling canals after concluding th... more »

Journalists In Turkey Protest Censorship Of Independent Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Journalists in Turkey clashed with authorities in protests against a government-orchestrated take-over of Turkish newspaper Zaman earlier this week, as a mass crackdown on independent media in Turkey has been implemented by Erdogan’s administration. The Turkish government have said they will shutdown or take over any media that is critical of government policy. The Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Murat Emir has criticised the crackdown as illegally stifling free speech and independent media. Todayszaman.com reports: Expressing that the media in Turkey faces new attacks every... more »

US Navy Admit to Conducting Electromagnetic Warefare Drills In Washington

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The US Navy has been secretly conducting electromagnetic warfare drills on public roads in Washington state for the last five years, newly obtained Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents reveal. The documents reveal emails between the Navy and the US Forest Service that admit mobile electromagnetic warfare emitters have been in use in public areas since 2010 for training purposes. Truth-out.org reports: In one of the 2012 emails, Navy contractor Gerald Sodano explained that the Navy “utilized EW [electronic warfare] ranges outside the local vicinity.” But he went on to say tha... more »

UFO Spaceship Spotted Near Sun By NASA Observatory

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A team of UFO experts have spotted UFOs travelling around the sun in video footage released by the Solar Heliospheric Observatory. The video, released a few days ago, shows images with mysterious green objects flying around the sun. UFO experts have said that they believe these UFOs are harvesting energy from the sun, controlling how much of its energy is released to Earth. Dailymail.co.uk reports: ‘I heard in a news story about 6-7 years back about two Russian scientists that discovered that there were numerous UFOs around the sun at the same time, 24 hours a day, every day,’ repo... more »

Scientists Can Now Upload Knowledge To Your Brain, Just Like ‘The Matrix’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A team of scientists in California have unveiled a new type of Matrix-style learning that allows people to upload knowledge directly to their brains. The scientists from HRL Laboratories say they have conducted experiments in which they transplanted the knowledge of trained pilots into the brains of beginners and then successfully tested them in flight simulators afterwards. Independent.co.uk reports: The technique is similar to that seen in 1999’s The Matrix, in which the protagonist, Neo, learns Kung Fu in a matter of seconds after the knowledge is uploaded directly into his brai... more »

Maria Sharapova’s Drug Manufacturer Says Treatment Not Normal

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova’s 10-year prescription of the drug meldonium which cost her a failed drugs test is not normal. Meldonium’s normal course of treatment is four to six weeks according to its Latvian manufacturer and is meant for people with chronic cardiovascular problems. Sports Fan reports: The five-time Grand Slam champion said on Monday she failed a doping test at the Australian Open in January for meldonium, which became a banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency code this year. The former No.1 said she had taken meldonium, a heart medicine which imp... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is it's hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely 'cause almos... more »

Atheists Sue Texas School District for Prayers Before Meetings

Casey Harper at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: people praying - 900] An activist atheist group is suing a Texas school district for holding prayers before school board meetings. The American Humanist Association (AHA) filed a brief Monday with the Fifth Circuit Court to stop a motion of dismissal from the Birdville... more »

The Economy: “These Trendy Stocks Have Reached Crackpot Valuations”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“These Trendy Stocks Have Reached Crackpot Valuations”* by Bill Bonner AIKEN, South Carolina – “We’ve been reading your feedback in the Diary mailbag… So many questions. So many doubts. We wish we had time to respond to all of them. But it would be impossible. All we can do is read… try to learn… and apologize for all our many shortcomings. After all, we’ve been married for more than 30 years; saying “I’m sorry” comes more readily than a cough. Tomorrow, we will tell you about our trip to Charleston, South Carolina, for the weekend. For today, we stick with money… *Financial Fore... more »

"How It Really Is, But Not For You"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

More NASA Lies: NASA Caught Making A Monkey Out Of All Of Us!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
I have long said that NASA has been lying its ass off to all of us for decades now... They never ever sent anyone to the moon, and their Mars rover missions are a bunch of horse crap.... I have also long suspected that many of their other space missions are also full of frauds and inconsistencies as well... But I have never questioned the possibility of their International Space Station and whether or not their missions to that machine floating in Low Earth Orbit have been also fraudulent.... But something came my way just last week that has forced me to call into question NASA agai... more »

Report: GOP Leaders Met With Elon Musk, Tim Cook to Discuss Stopping Trump

Blake Neff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.] Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and several other tech titans held a private retreat with GOP leaders over the weekend where the main topic was how to stop Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the Huffington Post reports....more »

US Commander in Africa Says Libya Is a Failed State

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, discusses the Defense Department's response to Ebola during a news conference at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2014.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Libya is a failed state, according to the top U.S. general in Africa, who said that foreign fighters, weapons and illegal migrants are flowing through the oil-rich North African country, supplying the conflicts in Syria and Iraq... more »

Al-Shabab Denies That This Weekend's U.S. Drone Strike In Somalia Killed 150 Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Voice of America*: *Analysts See Long Fight Ahead Against Al-Shabab* NAIROBI - The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike against al-Shabab in Somalia last Saturday killed more than 150 militants. Analysts say the strike was a major coup but that African Union troops in Somalia still have a long fight ahead of them. In an interview with VOA, Somali presidential spokesman Daud Aweys applauded the airstrike. He said Somalia was aware of the operation and contributed intelligence. “We think that this was a significant victory not only for Somalia but also for the entire region as we face t... more »

Dairy, oil, iron, rubber, steel, malinvestment

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Oil prices are historically low, and oil producers are struggling to cope. Dairy prices are historically low, and dairy farmers are struggling to cope. These two stories are both in the news this morning. These two stories are not unrelated. The price of *all *commodities are at historical lows, not just these, and the reason for all is the same: the creation in the last seven years of counterfeit capital at record rates. This is what “stimulus season” finally wrought: an avalanche of malinvestment creating a mountain of over-supply. See, here’s the thing. While many were worry... more »

American "Justice System" "deals" with the Freddie Gray case

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
Lt. Brian Rice, left, and Officer Garrett Miller two of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, leave the Maryland Court of Appeals on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland Court of Appeals heard the oral arguments in five cases related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) The above two officers were, if my recollection is correct, the "bicycle policemen" who (without due cause) chased and apprehended Freddie Gray. After they caught him, *they threw him to the ground and bent his legs back... more »

King Salman's Private Nukes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*The raising of his right hand suggests that King Salman is a fan of Hitler, which means President Barack Obama is a supporter of Neo-Nazis who possess nukes. It sounds ridiculous but this is the logic of the anti-Trump media.* *An excerpt from, "The nuclear Near East!" By Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, March 7, 2016: * *On the 15th February 2016, Saudi analyst Dahham Al-’Anzi affirmed in Arabic on Russia Today that his country has been in possession of an atomic weapon for two years, in order to protect Arabs, and that the major powers know this.* The declarations of Saudi ... more »

"Surely, You Did Something..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"It's 3:23 A.M. And I'm awake because my great great grandchildren won't let me sleep. They ask me in dreams, *'What did you do while the planet was plundered?What did you do when the earth was unraveling?Surely you did something when the seasons started flailing?As the mammals, reptiles and birds were all dying?Did you fill the streets with protest?When democracy was stolen, what did you do once you knew?Surely, you did something...'"* - Drew Dellinger

"Not Only..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

"In Defense of Clear Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"In Defense of Clear Thinking"* by Butler Shaffer "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." ~ Herbert Spencer "My academic life in college was largely spent studying what were then referred to as the "liberal arts." History, geography, economics, philosophy, art, literature, music, psychology, and the genuine sciences, were among the various subject areas we considered essential to becoming mature, self-directed, learned individuals. We also studied one or more foreign languages, not simply to help us navigate our trips to o... more »

Trump University Truth + Glenn Beck Claims Trump Is Hitler!

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Donald Trump should take pride in the fact that the racist media is attacking him.* *Title: Trump University Truth. Source: Donald J. Trump for President. Date Published: March 7, 2016. Description: * The facts on Trump University the media and lying politicians choose to ignore. Irresponsible and dishonest. *Title: Glenn Beck Claims Trump Is Hitler! Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 8, 2016. Description: * Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler during an interview Sunday with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week... more »

Health Law Fines Double for Many Uninsured at Tax Time

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call from the Oval Office, Monday, June 8, 2009.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama’s health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday. Among its customers who owe a penalty... more »

BREAKING: We continue our struggle to have nice things!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016We're returning to Einstein on Monday:* Thanks to the Blows, the Marshalls, the Kings and the Taubs, it becomes increasingly clear—we actually *can't* have nice things. Tomorrow, we'll return to Amanda Taub's attempt to say that over half the people in the U.S. are "authoritarians." (Forty-four percent of white Americans are "*high* authoritarians!" So says Professor Taub, behaving much like the easily frightened people she describes in her endless Vox piece.) Next Monday, we'll return to our award-winning seminar on The Culture of Incoherence. For those w... more »

Iran Threatens To Walk Away From Its Nuclear Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Iran Threatens to Walk Away From Nuke Deal After New Missile Test* Islamic Republic breached international agreements by test-firing ballistic missiles Iran on Tuesday again threatened to walk away from the nuclear agreement reached last year with global powers, hours after the country breached international agreements by test-firing ballistic missiles. Iran’s most recent ballistic missile test, which violates current U.N. Security Council resolutions, comes a day after the international community’s nuclear watchdog organization disclosed that it is pro... more »

China Wants To Build More Global Bases

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A PLAN ship operating in Africa in March of 2015. Reuters Photo *Reuters:* *China hints more bases on way after Djibouti* China hinted on Tuesday that it was planning more global bases following the setting up of its logistics center in Djibouti, what the Horn of African country's government calls a military facility that will be China's first overseas. China plans to use it to support is anti-piracy operations in the waters off the strife-torn nations of Somalia and Yemen. Beijing has been keen not to call it a military base, but state media increasingly uses this language to ref... more »

Apache Stronghold 'Jane Sanders to visit Oak Flat: March 13, 2016'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Photo Apache Stronghold defending Oak Flat Jane Sanders, wife of Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to visit Oak Flat on Sunday, March 13, 2016

Washington Is Repeating False Saudi Claims Regarding Yemen

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Source: CNN aka Pravda. * To the Saudis, the Houthis are nothing more than an "Iranian" proxy. To the hypocritical regimes of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, the Kurds are carrying out a "Zionist/Western" project whose gains against ISIS are helping to partition the fanciful "Muslim Ummah." To ISIS terrorists, Assad is a "Russian/Iranian" puppet with no popular constituency or army of his own. Do any of these cry babies bother to investigate the grievances, histories, track records, and alliances of their enemies before spouting their bullshit propaganda? And why the hell is Wash... more »

“Is There No Limit to the Government Abuse Americans Will Accept?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Is There No Limit to the Government Abuse Americans Will Accept?”* by Free-Man’s Perspective “Any student of history learns that people will put up with horrific government abuse before they do anything about it. And so I’ve been watching for years, waiting to see how much abuse the Western world, and Americans in particular, will accept from government before they admit that they’re being abused. In dark moments, I’ve even wondered whether this time was different, whether the natural human reaction against pain had somehow been eliminated. People in the past have rebelled against... more »

Foreign imports Are good

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*[image: auckland]* *Trade is not a trade-off, explains David Boaz* It’s not just trade’s oppinents who have much to learn. Too many advocates of trade liberalisation don’t really understand the case for free trade either. Consider this sympathetic interview on NPR with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the chief negotiator of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: *NPR: Froman argues the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will give U.S. industries more access to foreign markets. Granted, there’s a trade-off. Other nations get more access to the U.S. for their products. Fro... more »

Sanders is an anti-science pinko commie socialist

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
Jenny Splitter is a self-described "mom, writer, storyteller, science advocate, and feminist" but she wrote a widely read text asserting that Bernie Sanders Isn’t Pro-Science (and Neither Are Most Progressives). Because leftwingers love to liquidate their own renegades, you should agree that this is a rather bold blog post. She starts with Sanders' tweet “For those of us who believe in science, you simply cannot ignore what the scientific community is saying almost unanimously.” and quickly tells you that he is actually anti-science because he is anti-nuclear, anti-GMO-foods, a sup... more »

Popular paper by famous longevity researcher gets mega-correction

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A highly cited paper by a well-known scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who studies longevity could have aged better: The ten-year-old paper has earned its second correction. It’s one of multiple papers by lead author Leonard Guarente that have been questioned on PubPeer. Guarente has already retracted one, and plans to address another. Guarente’s work […] The post Popular paper by famous longevity researcher gets mega-correction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

ISIS Is Being Driven Out Of Ancient Palmyra

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Syrian government forces have made rapid progress in liberating eastern parts of the Homs province and have forced ISIS militants and their families to evacuate from the ancient city of Palmyra . Alalam reports: “The Takfiri terrorists have launched an evacuation operation in Palmyra and are rapidly transferring their families from the city to al-Sakhanah East of Homs or to Raqqa province,” the sources said. A report said earlier today that the Syrian Army, with the Russian’s massive air support, have driven the ISIS terrorists back from more strongholds in the Western part of the a... more »

The Syrian Ceasefire Is A Farce: Al Nusra (More US Paid Mercenaries) In Syria Lob Shells Into Turkey, Hoping For Turkey To "Respond" By Returning Fire And/Or Invading Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
Yes, the Ceasefire that is right now supposed to be holding in Syria has turned into a facade... The criminal US/Israeli/NATO cabal have indeed been using this respite in the fighting to fully rearm and redeploy their mercenary (terrorist) forces... They have also used this respite to shuffle their fraud "terrorists" around and have had the gall to have their "ISIS" forces change their "flag" and have them renamed "Al Nusra" forces! Yes, the dirty tricks by these criminals never cease to amaze me... But now they are trying another dirty trick to get the 'ceasefire' to end and to use... more »

Campaign watch: Margaret Sullivan gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016Concerning the state of the campaign coverage at the glorious Times:* How empty, how worthless is campaign coverage at the New York Times? This Sunday, Margaret Sullivan asked and answered that very question. Here's what makes that interesting: Margaret Sullivan is the New York Times' public editor! Sullivan started by listing complaints she has received from readers. One example: “We really want to be *informed*,” one Times reader had told her (his emphasis). Instead, Sullivan said the reader had described the famous newspaper's campaign coverage as “easy... more »

If You Squeeze It, You Get Lemon Juice: The Continuing Saga Of The POS F35 Lightning II - Flying Blind: F-35's Radar Software Fails In The Air

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 10 hours ago
I have been asked why I continue to put up articles about the atrocious failure known as the Lougheed Martin F35 Lightning II fighter aircraft... I will state again that it is tantamount when you consider the absolutely outrageous amount of US taxpayer money that has been devoted to this program that will produce a "next generation" fighter aircraft for the US military that is nothing but a dud or as is commonly called a "lemon"...... The TRILLIONS of dollars that are going to be spent on this program could conceivably be instead injected into the US economy and the US infrastructur... more »

Introducing a new site...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
A new site has just been launched: I'd urge you to check it out. (I've added it to our sidebar for easy access). The point of the site is to collate specific examples of BBC bias *vis-à-vis* the EU referendum, and use them in evidence against the BBC. The people behind the site are those meticulous folk at News-Watch. Having the close ear of leading politicians and campaigners, they will be bending those very ears over the coming months, making sure that all examples of clear bias on the BBC's part are taken forward. They need our help though. There's a very easy to use form ... more »

Potato peelings, anti-migrant sentiment and the Nazis

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Kate Adie. "The second world war ended over 70 years ago, and only those of a certain age still remember its events at first hand in Germany, and that includes those who worked at the extermination camps at Auschwitz and of course the survivors of the Holocaust. Of the thousands of Germans who worked at the death camps, only some of the senior figures were ever prosecuted. But now there are several trials being held in Germany, of lower ranking officials such as guards accused of being accessories to mass murder. They and their surviving victims are in their 90s, and as Jenny Hill’... more »

US Building Two Air Bases in Kurdish-Held North Syria?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*New Best Friends? US Building Two Air Bases in Kurdish-Held North Syria* For several days now, alternative news sites like Sputnik have been warning that the US is building a military airbase in the "Kurdish held" area of Northern Syria. Read the following report from Sputnik and I will have my thoughts and comments to follow: The construction of two US air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria is under way, according to Kurdish media. © AFP 2016/ Mursel Coban, Depo Photos, File Kurds Receive No Official Invitation to Join Next Round of S... more »

China Will Not Budge On Its Claims In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New York Times:* *South China Sea Buildup Brings Beijing Closer to Realizing Control* HONG KONG — When the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis and four other American warships sailed into the South China Sea last week for what were described as routine exercises, the message was clear: The United States is the dominant military power in the region and plans to keep it that way. But numerous Chinese naval ships were operating nearby, the United States Navy said, noticeably more than in past years. A Chinese officer told the state-run news media that the ships were there to “monitor, ...more »

Is Clinton "Inevitability" Building the Trump Phenomenon?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*"Democrats Might Have a 2016 Turnout Problem" (source; click to enlarge) * *by Gaius Publius* I've alluded to this before, but I want to say it up front. Trump may or may not be fading (lately), but in general, Republican turnout has been higher than usual and Democratic turnout lower overall. Why? This is my hypothesis, which I would love to see data-tested. If you're one of these guys, a self-style independent who has simply had it with the way things are, and your goal this election cycle is to say, f-ck this sh-t, and you're looking for a place to park a primary or caucus vote... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Chinese Hackers Break Into NY Fed, Steal $100 Million From Bangladesh Central Bank One Venezuelan's Angry Rant: Six Stories From A Socialist Apocalypse Iran Billionaire Who Pioneered "PetroGold" Sentenced To Death GOP Leaders, Tech Execs Plot Against Trump At Secret NeoCon Island Meeting Will Russia End Up Controlling 73% of Global Oil Supply? "It's Our Damned Duty": Merkel, Turkey Make Last Ditch Effort To Save EU At Key Summit Boeing to Nuke Germs Defiant Kim Jong Un Orders Nuclear Arsenal To Be On 'Standby' Nearly 2,000 legal cases opened for insulting Tu... more »

The Green Whitewash of "No Excuses": Part 1

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Elizabeth Green has an undergraduate social studies degree from Harvard (Class of 2006) and a Masters from the prestigious Columbia School of Journalism. She ran a blog called Gotham Schools for a number of years and wrote for the New York Sun. When Bill Gates' people and the Walton clan decided a few years back that they needed an education outlet that could be counted on to spin education news to suit the demanding critics at the New Schools Venture Fund, they put some millions behind a new outfit called *Chalkbeat*, and Elizabeth Green was tapped as its Editor-in-Chief. Eliza... more »

Cecilia Colomé : ¡Bienvenidos al siglo de la astronomía de ondas gravitacionales!

Cecilia Colome at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
La detección de LIGO es la medición más precisa jamás realizada en la historia de la humanidad y marca cinco hitos para la física. El sonido de dos agujeros negros colisionando. Imagen de ligo.caltech.edu. Por Cecilia Colomé | The Rag … finish reading Cecilia Colomé : ¡Bienvenidos al siglo de la astronomía de ondas gravitacionales!

Schedule 'The Waters Connect Us' Gila River March 11 -- 13, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Native Icons Headline 'The Waters Connect Us' on Gila River Indian Community, March 11 -- 13, 2016 Debra White Plume, Lakota, Louise Benally, Dine' of Big Mountain, Acoma Pueblo Poet, Author and Professor Simon Ortiz

U.S. Army Soldiers Secure Crashed Spy Plane In Kurdish Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A U.S. army surveillance aircraft crash landed in fields outside the town of Kawrgosk in northern Iraq and was immediately surrounded by American troops who came to its rescue. The crash happened on March 5 in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan and involved the army’s newest work in progress, an aircraft which is capable of accurately tracking surface targets in most weather conditions with near perfect accuracy. The manned spy plane uses multi-intelligence airborne intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (AISR) system and could be used by quick reaction teams and special forces on the bat...more »

Netanyahu’s Office Disputes US Surprise at Canceled DC Trip

DANIEL ESTRIN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Netanyahu - 900] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel on Tuesday disputed a White House claim that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “surprised” the Obama administration by canceling a planned visit to Washington, saying that the White House knew Netanyahu was considering not coming. Netanyahu had... more »

Obama Admin Releases Stunning New Numbers on Gitmo Detainees

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: John McCain - 900] The Obama administration just admitted the number of released Guantanamo Bay detainees suspected of returning to terrorist activities has doubled from July 2015 to January 2016. According to a biannual report released by the Office of the Director of National... more »

IPR and Innovation 32, More on the panel on property rights, ALF 2016

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
Reposting this report by Yogi Nair, a summary of the panel discussion on property rights. ----------- *Event report –Protecting Yourself Against Daylight Robbery – Current Challenges to PropertyRights* (Session sponsored by the Property Rights Alliance) Saturday, 20 February 2016, Asia Liberty Forum 2016 Chair: Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia (holding the microphone in this photo) Speakers (left to right, photo) – Lorenzo Montanari, Property Rights Alliance, USA – Barun Mitra, Liberty Institute, India – Kriengsak Chareonwongsak, Instit... more »

Turkish Government Seize Control Of Another News Agency

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Turkish government has seized control of another news agency just days after the seizure of the popular opposition newspaper Zaman. The Cihan news agency reported on its website on Monday that the operation had been carried out on the orders of a state prosecutor and that a court in the city would designate its current administrator’s replacement. The repressive move comes after criticism from European officials over Turkeys crackdown on opposition media. RT reports: The news agency Cihan is believed to be close to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a foe of Turkish Preside...more »

U.S. Air Force Secretary: 'Nineteen US Airmen Have been Killed Since The Start Of Bombing Campaign Against The Islamic State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *Nineteen US Airmen Killed in Bombing Campaign Against Daesh* US Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said that the US Air Force has lost 19 airmen so far in its air campaign against Daesh. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Air Force has lost 19 airmen so far in its air campaign against the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, US Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told a press conference. *"We lost 19 airmen, eight of whom were due to enemy activity," James told reporters on Monday. The air campaign against Daesh "is taking its toll on our airmen [and] our ... more »

Will These 11,000 Soldiers Save Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Afghan elite soldiers stand in formation at the School of Excellence, where Afghan commandos and Special Operations soldiers receive training on Feb. 27 at Camp Morehead Afghanistan. (Tim Craig/The Washington Post) *Washington Post:* *These are the 11,000 soldiers who might save Afghanistan* CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan — Sgt. Jawed Hazara, with an elite Afghan army commando unit, chugged an energy drink, grabbed his M-4 assault rifle, and hopped into the driver’s seat of a military pickup truck. The 24-year-old was directing a convoy of commandos on night patrol in the southern out... more »

Pentagon's Military Plan Against The Islamic State In Libya Has Been Presented To The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
An oil storage tank in northern Libya's Ras Lanouf region was set ablaze following attacks launched by ISIL in January. AFP *New York Times*: *Pentagon Plan to Fight ISIS in Libya Includes Barrage of Airstrikes* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has presented the White House with the most detailed set of military options yet for attacking the growing Islamic State threat in Libya, including a range of potential airstrikes against training camps, command centers, munitions depots and other militant targets. Airstrikes against as many as 30 to 40 targets in four areas of the country would ... more »

Hillary on Outsourcing

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
It depends on when you ask. If you are interested in reviewing the 2004 furor over outsourcing, click here (published version).

Toronto defence lawyer to be tried again for drug smuggling

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
http://m.thestar.com/#/article/news/crime/2016/03/07/toronto-defence-lawyer-to-be-tried-again-for-drug-smuggling.html Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

Business Bureaucracy 11, SEANET workshop on business-friendly regulations

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
I am reposting this short summary of the SEANET meeting in Kuala Lumpur, a day after the 4th Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) ended. ------------ SEANET Workshop: Business-friendly regulations 21 February 2016 Following the three-day Asia Liberty Forum organised by ATLAS Network, the Centre for Civil Society and the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), the Southeast Asia Network for Development (SEANET) held a workshop for think tank and business leaders, and academicians from around the world. The focus of the workshop was the development of business-friendly regulations i... more »

Whistleblower removed from Macchiarini’s Lancet author list

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Last week, The Lancet honored a co-author’s request to remove his name from Paolo Macchiarini’s seminal 2011 paper, which described the first transplant of an artificial trachea seeded with autologous stem cells but has since come under fire. On March 3, the journal posted this notice: The Lancet has been contacted by Dr KH Grinnemo […] The post Whistleblower removed from Macchiarini’s Lancet author list appeared first on Retraction Watch.

GREETINGS FROM BABEL: Josh Marshall refuses to say their names!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016Conclusion—A very good column, he says:* Incomparably, we have a suggestion. We want to suggest that you should feel sympathy for a wide range of decent young people. For purposes of specificity, we want you to picture a single well-intentioned young person. It could be a young man or a young woman. This decent young person is 23, or maybe 26. Politically, he or she identifies as a progressive or as a liberal. Most likely, he or she is a Democrat, or a Democrat-leaner. Also, and this is key, he or she reads TPM. He or she thinks of TPM's founder, 47-year-o... more »

Thousands Fined For ‘Disrespecting The Police’ In Spain

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Under the controversial ‘gag law’ Spanish police have raked in nearly €1 million from fines for disrespecting the police. The repressive Spanish public security law makes it harder for the public to demonstrate and has been nicknamed the ‘gag law’. The legislation also puts restrictions on journalists reporting on the police. Under the law “lack of respect” for a police officers is also punishable with fines. The Local.es reports: Data from the Spanish Interior Ministry obtained through a petition by El Diario shows that police fined 6,217 people as of this January for showing “lack ... more »

Iran Test-Fires Ballistic Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC:* *Iran 'conducts new ballistic missile tests'* Iran has launched several ballistic missiles from silos across the country as part of a military exercise, state media say, defying US pressure. The Revolutionary Guards said in a statement that the tests demonstrated the country's "deterrent power" and "ability to confront any threat". In January, the US imposed sanctions targeting Iran's missile programme in response to the last round of tests. UN experts said those tests had violated a Security Council resolution. *Read more* .... *More News On Iran Test-Firing Ballistic Mis... more »

Rep. Mark Meadows: House Panel Demands Accurate Numbers on Visa Overstays

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Mark Meadows - 900] A House watchdog committee has demanded that the Department of Homeland Security produce accurate statistics on the persons who each year stay in the United States longer than their visas allow, some of whom conceivably pose a threat of... more »

Study: Renters’ Rise Extends Beyond Big US Cities to Suburbs

JENNIFER PELTZ at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this Monday, March 17, 2014, file photo, a woman walks across the street from the Venn on Market apartment and condominium building in San Francisco. The number of renters grew faster on the outskirts of the nation�s 11 most populous cities than within them between 2006 and 2014, New York University's Furman Center real estate think tank and bank Capital One found in a report released Tuesday.] NEW YORK (AP) -- In the American imagination, suburbs are places to buy a house and put down roots. But a growing percentage of suburbanites rent, according to a new study. About ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An MQ-1B Predator from the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from Balad Air Base in Iraq. *Voice of America:* *US to Release Information on Drone Strikes* WASHINGTON — The United States is promising more transparency on the country’s sometimes-controversial use of drones to strike at terrorist targets. White House Counterterrorism advisor Lisa Monaco announced Monday the administration will release an assessment in the “coming weeks” of both combatant and civilian casualties due to drone and other counterterrorism strikes dating back to 2009. “We know that not ... more »

No Prison For Man Who Molested 6 Year Old Daughter With Cancer

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
There was public outrage when a Marion County judge decided not to send a convicted child molester to prison, but experts have said that however controversial this may seem it is not uncommon. Jeremy Schwer a father-of-two from Indiana was spared prison time at the request of his estranged wife after pleading guilty to repeatedly molesting their daughter who was six years old at the time and stricken with cancer. But in this case the financial consequences to his family outweighed everything else. He sexually abused the child in hospital as she endured chemotherapy and radiation to ... more »

Preparations For Mosul Underway In Iraq But Battle Maybe Far Off

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The first moves for the liberation of Mosul have begun in Iraq. Troops have moved north into Ninewa province. A security operation in Salahaddin and Anbar to cut Islamic State supply lines is underway. The battle for the city however may be still a far ways off. Three Iraqi army brigades are being moved into Ninewa province for the Mosul operation. That started with troops from the 16thDivision in October. Then in Februarytwo more brigades from the 15th Division arrived. These soldiers are going to the Makhmour district, which is now the headquartersof the Ninewa Operations Comma... more »

A response by McGill Professors to Principal Suzanne Fortier’s condemnation of BDS

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 14 hours ago
A response by McGill Professors to Principal Suzanne Fortier’s condemnation of BDS As McGill professors committed to justice and equity, we strongly disagree with Principal Suzanne Fortier’s official response on behalf of the university administration to the recent Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) motion in support of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and

Meet the College President Taking on ‘Ideological Fascism’

Rob Bluey at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Everett Piper (R) sits with Glenn Beck on his set during the Conservative Political Action Committee on March 4, 2016.] Campus protests swept the nation last fall, costing some college presidents their jobs. But at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Everett Piper didn't cower and quit. He stood up to what he calls "ideological fascism." Piper, the university president, received the Kirkpatrick... more »

Ready to geek out on retraction data? Read this new preprint

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
There’s a new paper about retractions, and it’s chock-full of the kind of data that we love to geek out on. Enjoy. The new paper, “A Multi-dimensional Investigation of the Effects of Publication Retraction on Scholarly Impact,” appears on the preprint server arXiv — meaning it has yet to be peer-reviewed — and is co-authored […] The post Ready to geek out on retraction data? Read this new preprint appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *US Naval Strike Group Defies China's Territorial Claims in Western Pacific* According to US Navy, US naval strike group John C. Stennis completed routine operations in the South China Sea. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US naval strike group John C. Stennis completed routine operations in the South China Sea, challenging territorial claims by China in what the United States and other nations consider international waters, the US Navy said in a press release on Monday. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 8, 2016* U.S. aircraft carrier patrols ... more »

U.S. Navy Makes It Easier To Pass Its Fitness Tests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
At sea aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aug. 7, 2002 -- Chief Petty Officer Selectees work out during morning physical fitness training with Chief Petty Officers on the bow of George Washington. The Washington battlegroup is on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Photographer's Mate Joseph Dorey *The Telegraph*: *US navy to give overweight sailors a second chance at fitness tests* Sailors who fail the Navy's body fat test are allowed to be given a second chance under a new, less stringe... more »

Will Swansea Bay Sneak In Through The Back Door?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/06/meet-the-man-who-wants-to-be-britains-first-tycoon-of-tides/ Dear little Emily reports in the Telegraph on the latest attempts to smuggle the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon in through the back door: After filling out most of the page with no more than a puff piece, she gets to the nitty gritty: […]


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*It's all one swell little club ~Library Chronicles* *Stunning Jimmy Graham trade one of Saints' best moves in 2015 ~Mike Triplett, ESPN* *As chefs and fishermen convene for Slow Fish, a different sort of seafood festival surfaces in New Orleans ~Ian McNulty, N.O. Advocate*

Israeli Leader Proposes Building Higher Walls In al-Quds

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Israel’s opposition leader plans to separate Palestinian districts in the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) from the Jewish areas with higher walls and checkpoints. Under Isaac Herzog’s proposal, 28 Palestinian neighborhoods would be separated from Jewish districts and settlements in the city by miles of new concrete barriers and smart fences. Press TV reports: The plan, if implemented, would transform al-Quds into sectarian cantons linked with tunnels. “They will put us behind a wall and say that 200,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem need a special permit to visit al-Aqsa Mosque. T... more »

Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Trays

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
If you haven't guessed yet, we are all about St. Patrick's Day in this house. We usually celebrate with an all green meal, but this year, I want to go rainbow style! I wanted to help my kids love eating their fruits and veggies this year with these fun and adorable snack trays. They are really easy to make, they just require a little cutting time and refrigeration until you are ready to serve. I have included a list of what I serve on my trays and other ideas in parenthesis below. Vegetable Tray: *Red*- Cherry Tomatoes (red peppers) *Orange*- Carrots (squash, red peppers) *Yello... more »

She Had an Abortion at 15. How It Changed Her Life.

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken January 25, 2013, these women held signs that told people they regretted their abortions near the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.] Nona Ellington was 15 years old when she found out she was pregnant. A victim of rape, Ellington felt alone, ashamed and desperate for help. After a free pregnancy test came back positive, showing that Ellington was five weeks pregnant,... more »

A Progressive Plan For Moving Forward-- This Is Why We Contribute To Political Campaigns

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Wall Street's most dependable-- and best paid-- lackey in Congress is so secure in his Senate seat-- Republicans aren't running anyone against him; there's no primary opponent; I'll bet anyone the WFP endorses him-- that, according to the *New York Post*'s Nicole Gelinas, he's already enabling another Wall Street bailout (instead of having gallows built to line Broad Street from where it becomes Nassau Street down to Exchange Place). "Remember when," she reminiscences," after the 2008 financial meltdown, both parties really wanted to end "too big to fail"-- it’s just that they cou... more »

Can They Do That? Great Wall of Trump Faces Great Hurdles

MATTHEW LEE & ALICIA A. CALDWELL at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 4, 2016 photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Sunland Park, N.M.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Can Donald Trump really make good on his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal migration? What’s more, can he make Mexico pay for it? Sure, he can build it, but...more »

How Single Women are Changing the Landscape of Politics

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Single Women - 900] Republicans and Democrats are finding that their respective demographics are changing, says Stream Associate Editor Anika Smith in her article Don't Underestimate Single Women Voters published in Christianity Today’s her.meneutics section. She notes the growing trend of American women staying single much... more »

Polygamous Towns in Utah, Arizona Under Fire for Civil Rights Violations

JACQUES BILLEAUD at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, Charlene Jeffs, left, the former sister-in-law of Warren Jeffs, church leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sect, talks with with U.S. Justice Department attorney Sean Keveney, as they leave the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. District Court together after her day of testimony during a federal civil rights trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line in Phoenix.] PHOENIX (AP) -- A jury verdict against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah for discriminating against nonbelievers now puts the futu... more »

Russia, West Differ on UN Report on Iran’s Nuclear Program

GEORGE JAHN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)] VIENNA (AP) -- Russia and the West overcame differences to strike a landmark nuclear deal with Iran but are now divided on how well the U.N. atomic agency is reporting on whether Tehran is meeting its commitments. Western nations want... more »

Violence On The Factory Farm: How Not To Feed The World

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 15 hours ago
Image: Animal Equality Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF, CounterPunch Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* The amount of meat humans eat is immense. In 1965, 10 billion livestock animals were slaughtered each year. That number is now over 55 billion. Factory farming is the fastest growing method of animal production worldwide. While industrialised nations dominate this form of farming, developing countries are rapidly expanding and intensifying their production systems. *Violence on the farm* A new virtual reality film project by Animal Equalit... more »

U.S. State Department: 'We Take North Korean Threats To Use Nuclear Weapons Seriously'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. REUTERS/KCNA *Reuters*: *U.S. takes North Korea nuclear threats seriously: State Department* The U.S. State Department said on Monday the United States took North Korean threats to use nuclear weapons seriously and urged Pyongyang to halt its provocations, including testing nuclear devices and long-range rockets. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country last week to be prepared to use nuclear weapons at any time and to be ready to carry out a pre-emptive attack, state media reported. His comments came as U.S. and South Korean forces cond... more »

Third Catholic Teacher Admits To Sexually Abusing Students In Spain

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
In a deepening of one of Spain’s biggest paedophile scandals, a third teacher at a Barcelona school run by a Roman Catholic order has confessed to sexually abusing students. The abuse took place at a Marist school in Les Corts, a Barcelona neighbourhood where a total of three teachers have admitted sexually abusing children. Local.es reports: The man, who is in his 70s and was identified only by his initials A.F., can be heard in the video recorded with a hidden camera apologising to one of the victims he abused in the 1980s. “I don’t know why I did it…it was like a child’s game,” h... more »

Donald Trump Linked To Racist Mobster At Trump Plaza Casino

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump’s relationship with a notorious mobster has raised questions about the businessman-politician and his dodgy past. The Republican presidential front-runner lavished gifts to a hateful mobster who used to frequent his gambling joint in Atlantic City and intimidate women and minority employees. Trump’s casino was fined $650,000 for catering to the racist mobster and now Trump denies directly knowing the man. Sputnik reports: The daughter of Robert LiButti, a mobster affiliated with John Gotti, has come forward with new details of the Republican presidential front-runner’s ... more »

Abortion Showdown in Texas: We Need to Pray

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: BP abortion - 900] The battle over abortion has returned to the Supreme Court, and there's one thing we should all be doing right now: Praying! In 1973, Roe v Wade paved the way for more than 50 million legal abortions. But do you... more »

White House Bristles at Netanyahu’s Canceled Visit to US

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on March 6, 2016. / AFP / POOL / ABIR SULTAN (Photo credit should read ABIR SULTAN/AFP/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A “surprised” White House bristled Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled a trip to Washington. The U.S. insisted that President Barack Obama had offered a meeting but was turned down. Netanyahu had been expected... more »

The Parable of the Prodigal Son Is Not an Ad for Liberal Give-Away Schemes

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: The Prodigal Son] This past Sunday, the pastor read us Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son. It is one of the most arresting, uplifting, and hopeful passages of the New Testament -- when you understand it correctly. But like pretty much everything else... more »

Fact Check: Trump Overstates Rubio’s Absenteeism in Senate

DONNA CASSATA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a campaign rally in Sanford, Fla., Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] EDITOR’S NOTE: An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the whole story. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump charges that Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio is the worst Senate delinquent in years, perhaps... more »

Special Elections Could Determine Control of Kentucky House

ADAM BEAM at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, left, campaigns with Republican House candidate Phillip Pratt in Georgetown, Ky., Monday, March 7, 2016. Voters on Tuesday are electing four state representatives in a series of special elections created by resignations and two strategic appointments by new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)] GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) -- The fate of the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats is in the hands of a few thousand Kentucky voters in four House districts scattered throughout the state. Those voters will choose... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*School Lunch Food Nannies: Starved of Common Sense?* The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, championed early on by Michelle Obama and signed into law in 2012, was supposed to get America’s school children to eat better by improving the food choices in school lunch programs. Like many well-intentioned government programs, however, this one has had negative consequences that its advocates didn’t anticipate. The healthy options don’t sit well with many kids, leading to a significant portion of lunches getting thrown out—an increase of 56 percent, according to one study. The blan...more »

Defying US Sanctions Iran Test Fires Ballistic Missiles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Iran test fired several long range ballistic missiles in an ongoing military drill in different parts of the country on Tuesday. The test was intended “to show Iran’s deterrent power and also the Islamic Republic’s ability to confront any threat against the Revolution, the state and the sovereignty of the country,” according to a statement by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. The US has imposed missile-related sanctions against Tehran over the testing of the new intermediate-range Emad ballistic missile. RT reports: The Revolutionary Guard and the Iranian media did not specify which ... more »

Fallen Tree Derails Train in California; at Least 9 Injured

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this image provided the Alameda County Fire Department, first responders work the scene after a car of a commuter train plunged into Alameda Creek after the train derailed Monday, March 7, 2016, in Alameda County, Calif., about 45 miles east of San Francisco. Crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said. (Aisha Knowles/Alameda County Fire Department via AP)] SUNOL, Calif. (AP) -- The front car of a commuter train plunged into a swollen creek after a fallen tree reporte... more »

It’s Desperation Time for the GOP Establishment

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite -- Jeb Bush -- never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Hooray! A study that comes to a logical conclusion about warming* *Warming causes more rain! Who woulda thunk it? The journal article is "More extreme precipitation in the world’s dry and wet regions". The findings run counter to the usual Warmist claim that dry regions will get drier* The latest climate predictions show that both wet and dry places will experience more rainfall in the future The study was carried out by Dr Markus Donat and his team at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Using a combination of observations and climate models, Dr Donat found that extr... more »

Generation Y Gets The Short End

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
https://tw.news.yahoo.com/ Yesterday, the *Guardian* reported on a study which has concluded that, across the world, Generation Y is getting shafted: A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations. A Guardian investigation into the prospects of millennials – those born between 1980 and the mid-90s, and often otherwise known as Generation Y... more »

New Study Finds That Outbreaks Of Multiple Tornadoes Becoming More Common

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160229/ncomms10668/abs/ncomms10668.html As we all know, global warming makes everything worse, and now there is another junk study out which tries to persuade us that we are getting more tornadoes when there is an outbreak. ABSTRACT Tornadoes cause loss of life and damage to property each year in the United […]

Embargo Lifted, Iranian Oil Reaches Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The tanker Monte Toledo delivered a shipment of Iranian oil to the refinery of Compañía Española de Petróleos, in Algeciras, a southern Spanish port near Gibraltar, on Sunday. Credit Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg *New York Times*:* Embargo Lifted, Iranian Oil Reaches Europe* Iranian oil attained a new level of restored legitimacy Monday, with word that a tanker anchored near a Spanish refinery had begun off-loading the first shipment for Europe’s consumption since the lifting of a 2012 European Union embargo. Shana, the official news service of Iran’s Oil Ministry, said the tanker, the... more »

Is A U.S.-China War Really Possible?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *Harry J. Kazianis, National Interest:* *Hell Cometh to Earth: Is a U.S.-China War Really Possible?* Is a war between the United States and the People’s Republic of China really possible? On the surface, the idea seems quite silly. Washington and Beijing sport two-way trade equal to over a half a trillion dollars. China holds trillions more in U.S. debt... more »

Michigan in the Spotlight in Tuesday’s Primary Contests

JULIE PACE & DAVID EGGERT at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken November 8, 2008, Michigan residents stood in line to vote in the presidential election at a polling precinct station in Warren, Michigan.] LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump faces a test of his durability with white, working-class voters in Michigan, the first industrial state to vote in the 2016 primaries and the biggest prize among four states casting ballots Tuesday... more »

Two Books I'm Reading

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 17 hours ago
A friend hepped me to *The Devil in the White City* by Eric Larson. It's about the building of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893; and Larson shows how it was a snap-shot of the times. For instance; the world's first Ferris Wheel was designed for it as US-American engineers' response to the Eiffel Tower that wowed the world at the Paris World's Fair of 1889. Also, while I've read fairly extensively about the Pullman Strike of 1894, I'd never thought about how the drawing of thousands of workers and craftsmen to build the Fair in 1892-93 contributed to the pressures that made the strike... more »

Tory Minister Claims Some Homeless People ‘Choose To Sleep Rough’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Charities have condemned a a senior Tory minister who claimed that some homeless people are actively choosing to sleep rough. During a debate about homelessness on Monday, Communities Minister Baroness Williams said some rough sleepers made a free and conscious decision to be without a bed. Hard to imagine that anyone would choose to sleep in a doorway in sub zero temperatures or even choose a communal bin on a cold or wet night. The Huffington Post reports: Quizzed on why homelessness had quadrupled under the Conservatives two consecutive terms in government, the communities minist... more »

Will We Accept God’s Good Gifts or Seek Emptiness Instead?

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Mostly Empty Roman Cistern - 900] I was looking through books at a newsstand at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. The year was around 1989 or so. A traveler dressed in "California creative" attire pointed me toward the rack of adult magazines, and said, “You...more »

Gaia Portal: Phasings of Illumined Align

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
Phasings of Illumined Align [image: gaia_energy1]Force lines collapse for hu-manity. Creation storms blanket the unawakened. Masters of true abundance are recognized, and followed. Phasings of illumined align.

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Thirst"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Thirst"* "Another morning and I wake with thirst for the goodness I do not have. I walk out to the pond and all the way God has given us such beautiful lessons. Oh Lord, I was never a quick scholar but sulked and hunched over my books past the hour and the bell; grant me, in your mercy, a little more time. Love for the earth and love for you are having such a long conversation in my heart. Who knows what will finally happen or where I will be sent, yet already I have given a great many things away, expecting to be told to pack nothing, except the prayers which, with this thirst, I am sl... more »

Advisers To U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Are Urging Him To Get Out Of The Republican Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*CNN:* *Some Rubio advisers say get out before Florida* Washington (CNN)A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say. Rubio himself is "bullish" on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would damage him politically in both the short- and long-term. Publicly, the campaign is maintaining they are still a contender in this race, touting a Sunday win in Puerto Rico'... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet: On Good and Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Prophet: On Good and Evil"* "Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil. For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house. And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles yet sink not to the bottom. You are good when you strive to give of yourself. Yet y... more »

"At Every Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“At every moment of our lives we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.” - Paulo Coelho

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Has Cancelled His Trip To Meet President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem March 6, 2016. REUTERS/ABIR SULTAN/POOL *Reuters*: *Israel's Netanyahu declines offer to meet with Obama: White House* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an offer to meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House later this month and canceled his trip to Washington, the White House said on Monday. Netanyahu's decision to nix his U.S. visit marked the latest episode in a fraught relationship with Obama that has yet to recover from their deep differences o... more »

The Moment A Russian Leader Realized Communism Sucks Monkeyballs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I know when Gorbachev had his Come to Jesus moment somewhat earlier and that was nicely arranged for him in Canada. I suspect that everyone woke up and made sure every leader thereafter got the same treatment. No one likes the taste of ashes in ones mouth. In the end, they all lost the faith and finally understood that no price was too costly to see this nonsense off. . *The Moment A Russian Leader Realized Communism Sucks Monkeyballs* *Mockarena COTR* *February 21, 2016 08:34pm* * http://www.chicksontheright.com/the-moment-a-russian-leader-realized-communism-sucks-monk... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 8, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Mortar Fire-900] A U.S. Marine fires an 81mm mortar system during a Feb. 21, 2016, exercise on California’s San Clemente Island. Thanks to Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans for capturing this image!

Glyphosate Ruining Your Gut And Triggering Autoimmune Disease

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I was subjected to the fundamental lie about Roundup in 1964 or there abouts. We carefully read the label and took the chemical back unopened. Apparently the legal double talk warned my father not to trust Monsanto at all. This was the only time we actually rejected a chemical. That makes it over fifty years of lying until a judge finally called them on it. It now turns out that this chemical is profoundly problematic and that is added to recent reckless behavior in the promotion of the product itself to goose the sales volume. I think that we will be exposed to a now dev... more »

Filmmaker Reveals the Truth About Subliminal Messages

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A curious thought. we the people sort of know what type of society that we want. I suggest that so called subliminal advertising is been wasted on simple commercial objectives and regardless need to be fitted into society's objectives as well. Such choices then need to be made openly and adjudicated using the rule of twelve and constantly monitored. The same rules as apply to educational curricula need to be thought out and applied. We are along way from getting it all right but we are also in far too much real ignorance.. *Filmmaker Reveals the Truth About Subliminal Me... more »

GMOs have been 'Catastrophic' for US Agricultural Exports, says Canadian Alfalfa Exporter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: GMOs] Just why in hell do we need roundup ready alfalfa at all? This plant is a hardy deep rooted perennial that is more than capable of strangling competitors. Are we that sensitive to minor weed issues? I would consider alfalfa as my friend in any organic program because it is ideal for conditioning a seed bed as green manure. What ever we may think about roundup, what i do object to is the steady creep of untested protocols using this product at best driven by the needs of salesmen and least likely the needs of agriculture. That is my rant for the day. O... more »

Goodby Nancy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A live well lived and truly influential. It was clearly felt in the White House simply because she did not allow anyone to abuse her husband's time and energy. She is a model for women during an age when such a model is ill accepted. Yet both men and women need to understand that one and one is always three in terms of both cost and output. That is why a family is even economically successful. She is very much a reminder of what is possible for both men and women. Most pleasing it that she particularly lived to see her husband's reputation steadily rise in the years after ... more »

POWERFUL Meme Reveals HARD TRUTH About Muslims and Islam

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Radical Islam is no religion any more than NAZISM was Christianity or for that matter Arian PAGANISM. That a large constituency within our own society actually stands up to support these whores is first astonishing and really insane. As insane as your sixteen year old daughter dashing of to Syria to fight Jihad and expecting a good outcome other than an awfully painful and humiliating way to commit suicide. These same whores, where they stand up today in support of NAZISM would be hounded into jail. That they choose to support barbarism at all makes you ... more »

Vaccines, Dead Doctors, and Depopulation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What i find most chilling here is that we would not know about this science had these doctors not died suddenly. Now we take notice and it is disturbing and conforming to a real conspiracy that must be out of hand when deliberate federal harassment is deemed insufficient. Is *CANCER *cured? If so, how long has it been cured? This may be reflecting a massive criminal conspiracy whose scale is mind boggling and yes someone knows and is now desperately attempting to protest the gig. That is because Blow back will be a bitch when six billion people discover their loved ones die... more »

DNA Discovery Unearths 'Unknown Chapter in Human History' in Europe 15,000 Years Ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
13900 years ago or so, we had the Pleistocene Nonconformity. To date the available evidence is establishing that a comet impacted the Northern Ice sheet. That alone was huge.b It is my additional contention that this was deliberate and served to shift the thin upper crust riding on the liquid carbon interface thirty degrees south through Hudson Bay. I projected the likelihood of impact evidence in 2005 and published here in 2007. It is only in the past two years that the evidence has emerged to support that part of my conjectures. The DNA evidence confirms two events. T... more »

Canada Has Sold Its Last Gold Reserves

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
© Shannon Stapleton / Reuters *RT*:* Canada’s golden age is over* Canada has used up all of its gold reserves. For the first time since 1935 the country is out of gold. The volume of gold reserves in Canada has declined steadily over the past 50 years. In the mid-1960s, Canada’s gold reserves exceeded 1,000 tons. By 1985, half had been sold. In 2015, the reserves were down to three tons and now the country has no gold left. According to Finance Department data, Canada sold 41,106 ounces of gold coins in December and another 32,860 ounces of gold coins in January. The remaining 21... more »

Russian And U.S. Military Analysts: U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are 'Floating Graveyards'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
© Photo: Wikipedia/U.S. Navy *Sputnuik*: *America's Newest Aircraft Carrier: A '$15 Billion Floating Graveyard'?* If worst comes to worst, Russia's latest hypersonic missiles could make the America's newest aircraft carrier design, the Ford class, a 'floating graveyard', says journalist and military analyst Sergei Ischenko. Later this year, the US Navy plans to accept the USS Gerald R. Ford, the most expensive and advanced warship ever put to sea, into service. Eventually, Ford-class carriers may replace all ten of the Navy's Nimitz-class carriers, starting with the USS Enterprise... more »

Fun fact - Gary related

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Today is Gary Numan's birthday, he'll become 58. It will be Gary Oldman's birthday on the 21st March, he'll also become 58. This means that Gary Numan is older than Gary Oldman...

dream - Dream School - Modular Dorm Orphanage

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
*it felt like this...*there wasn't a straight line in the place. It was either a VERY EXCLUSIVE country private school or it was a buried school underground or it was a floating school in deep space... I can't be sure which as the dream (for the purposes of vivid recollection) started during a School Play. But it was no ordinary school play, nor no ordinary school stage. It was all hydraulic, or was moving in some way. The play might have been about being on a boat or ship and the waves were rocking the boat, and/or only the seats were moving, or both. Sound effects of the creaking... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Lawmakers worry new B-21 bomber will be another F-35 money pit https://t.co/B3iCeObjqI via @AirForceTimes pic.twitter.com/zU7c70ZTHo — Phillip Swarts (@PFSwarts) March 7, 2016

15 Of The Best Photos Of The F-35 From 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *These are the 15 best photos of the F-35 from 2015* Lockheed Martin's F-35 has had a busy 2015. In November, the plane tested its onboard cannon aerially for the first time. This came months after the plane first successfully fired its cannon in June. Successes such as these led the Marine Corps to declare, in July, that the F-35B was ready for combat. *Read more *.... more »

When Bernie Was Growing Up Congress Had An Amazing Congressman, A Democratic Socialist From Harlem Named Vito Marcantonio

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday Little Marco triumphed in the Republican primary in Puerto Rico. Although only 36,393 people voted, he won an impressive 73.8% and all 23 delegates, despite being the self-appointied senatorial spokesperson against Puerto Rican bankruptcy in the name of robotic Austerity. He probably won because he was the only Republican who campaigned there and because, unlike Cruz, he's somewhat popular among Hispanics. Rubio is anything *but* a champion of Puerto Ricans. The last Member of Congress who really was, was a Democratic Socialist from Harlem named Vito Marcantonio, one of... more »

An Iranian Billionaire Has Been Sentenced To Death For Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *Iran billionaire Babak Zanjani sentenced to death* Billionaire Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, justice officials say. He was arrested in December 2013 after accusations that he withheld billions in oil revenue channelled through his companies. He denies the allegations. Zanjani, 42, was convicted of fraud and economic crimes, a judiciary spokesperson said at a press briefing. One of Iran's richest men, Zanjani was blacklisted by the US and EU for helping Iran evade oil sanctions. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: This is why th... more »

A Farewell to Nancy Reagan...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
loved by Ronald.

Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Warns On The Growth Of A New Stalinism In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *Gorbachev Sings! And Denounces New Stalinism* *Who knew the Soviet Union’s great reformer, who just turned 85, could sing? Watch a (surprisingly smooth) sampling of his talent.* MOSCOW — We did not know that the man who changed the world could also sing. At Mikhail Gorbachev’s 85th birthday party last week, many jaws dropped in surprise as he crooned of love and peace. Russians had no idea that their former president and the great reformer of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1986 to 1991, who brought the wind of freedom into the country ...more »

Sen. Mike Lee: DC Politicians are Trying to Take Advantage of Flint Crisis

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Gov. Rick Snyder listens to a question after attending a Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News reported Friday that Valerie Brader, Snyder's senior policy adviser and deputy legal counsel, and chief legal counsel Mike Gadola expressed concerns about Flint's water in October 2014, nearly six months after Flint had begun using the river water to save money.] The Virginia Tech professor who discovered toxic lead levels in Flint's drinking water said he finds a federal aid bill for... more »

Issues Abound in Rio, but US Olympic Committee Goes Full Steam Ahead

EDDIE PELLS at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this May 24, 2012, file photo, Scott Blackmun discusses an agreement between the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee at the SportAccord conference in Quebec City. Once they get to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, American athletes could be faced with virus-spreading mosquitoes, virus-infested water and the prospect of competing against at least two countries, Russia and Kenya, that are under investigation for top-to-bottom doping conspiracies.] BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Once they get to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, American athletes could b... more »

Who’s the Outsider? GOP Establishment Fears Loss of Standing

JULIE PACE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs at a campaign rally in Concord, N.C., Monday, March 7, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders in Washington have spent years casting tea party allies and hardliners in Congress as merely a restive minority, a fringe element to be tolerated. Now, with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz rising to the top... more »

Ukraine News Updates -- March 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*:* Violence Increases in Eastern Ukraine* The United States has noticed an increase in fighting in Eastern Ukraine, a Department of Defense official told VOA. Despite an agreement for a ceasefire in 2015, about 430 Ukrainian armed forces have died, said Michael Carpenter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Ukrainian government soldiers are battling Russian-backed military forces. The pro-Russian forces have carried out hundreds of attacks in eastern Ukraine in the last week, according to one NATO military leader. Carpenter told VOA that the fighting in Ukraine is fueled... more »

Wind power, flattened mountain ridges, collapsed towers

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
Nabas wind farm, Aklan, near Boracay. About 2 kms. long of mountain ridges "planted" with huge wind turbines. Road construction stage before the wind turbines were erected. All trees removed, jagged ridges flattened and widened, so that lots of huge trucks -- cement mixers, 18-wheeler haulers carrying steel and wind blades, cranes -- can pass. Below, I took this photo last January 01, 2016, on a boat leaving Caticlan port, Aklan, going to Roxas, Oriental Mindoro, on our way back to Manila. A single conventional power plant can be built in just one area. Wind towers have to be bui... more »

Washington College Students Demand Power to Fire Police Who Microaggress Them

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A Western Washington University Police vehicle parked on campus.] Student activists at Western Washington University (WWU) have published a formidable list of demands, ordering the creation of a new college dedicated to social justice as well as the formation of a student committee with the power to fire faculty... more »

Peyton Manning Retires from Pro Football, Quotes 2 Timothy 4:7

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Peyton_Manning_2014 - 900] After 18 years in pro football, Peyton Manning is saying goodbye. On Monday, the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback held a press conference in Englewood, Colorado, to tell his fans and supporters that he’s wrapping up his Hall of Fame-worthy career.... more »

Native Protesters Halt Utah Senate over Genocide Deniers

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photos copyright Michael Orton. Thank you to Michael Orton for allowing Censored News to publish his photos. Breaking news from the Utah Senate. Native Americans halt Senate over Senate genocide denier Sen. Todd Weiler. Weiler blocked efforts to rid Utah of Columbus Day and insulted Indigenous Peoples as he denied the history of Columbus and genocide. Read article at

US Building Two Airbases In Syria As The 'IS' Morphs Into The 'FSA' - Episode 912b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Sources say the chief architect of Washington's Syria policy is Mr. Dress Up.* *Title: US Building Two Airbases In Syria As The 'IS' Morphs Into The 'FSA' - Episode 912b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 7, 2016. Description: * FBI has new plan to spy on high school students. US declares Venezuela a threat and extends the sanctions. South Korea and the US initiate the largest war drills to provoke North Korea.Turkey sets up a false flag and has the terrorist shell Turkey, which they wanted to blame on the Syrian Kurds. US now building two airbases in the Northern part of ... more »

Australia Navy Seizes Fishing Boat Loaded With Weapons En-route To Somalia (Or Yemen)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Weapons including AK-47 assault rifles and rocket launchers were found aboard a small stateless fishing boat bound for Somalia on February 27. Royal Australian Navy *NBC:* *Australia Navy Finds 2,000 Weapons on Somalia-Bound Fishing Dhow* More than 2,000 weapons including assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and mortar tubes were found hidden under nets aboard a small fishing boat bound for Somalia, American and Australian officials said Monday. A team from Australian frigate HMAS Darwin discovered the cache last month some 195 miles off the coast of Oman. The U.S. ... more »

Does Herr Trumpf Deserve A Second Look?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I yesterday's *NY Times* Maureen Dowd referred to Herr Trumpf as "a master of bling and bluster" and admits she's flown on Herr Force One. "No one," she wrote, "is more shocked at how far, how fast, Trump has come than Trump. Watching him morph into a pol in real time and wriggle away from the junior-varsity G.O.P. chuckleheads trying to tackle him is hypnotic. He’s like the blond alien in the 1995 movie *Species*, who mutates from ova to adult in months, regenerating and reconfiguring at warp speed to escape the establishment, kill everyone in sight and eliminate the human race..... more »

Former U.S. Presidents Explain Why the Presidency is Now Irrelevant

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - Americans are scrambling to make sense of the candidate being pimped out to us by the establishment. The post Former U.S. Presidents Explain Why the Presidency is Now Irrelevant appeared first on Waking Times.

Open letter to woman everywhere

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
You may be what is considered hot or not but it does not really matter in the end cause every woman is the most beautiful\ creation on this earth cause they give birth and mother and fathers will always fall in love Men love women thats a statement that will be true untill the earth drops into the sun or gets anhilabet by the superblast of supernova The only thing that really matter is how much your man loves you. I have loved a girl who by chance and lucky me was an undiscovered supermodel for over thirty years and she still shine and If I could change the tone of this beautiful discus... more »

Quote of the Day: On capitalism and inequality

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“’' ‘Has capitalism contributed to economic inequality?’ ‘You bet it has,’ says Yaron Brook. ‘How?’ ‘Capitalism has allowed the creators of wealth to keep it.’ "* ~ Yaron Brook in a debate this week on Capitalism and Inequality (Video here. Yaron Brook highlights at 0:43:15, 1:06:25, 1:13:18, 1:20:56, 1:25:30, 1:45:30 and 1:55:40.) [Hat tip For New Intellectuals] , Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

12 celebrities who wallow in hypocrisy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: MRC-report] It’s no sin to live palatially, not if you’ve earned it. It is rank hypocrisy however to maintain that others hunker down while you’re living high on the hog yourself. A new report shines a bright light on the high-energy lifestyles of 12 “celebrity environmentalists who very noisily demand low-energy lifestyles for others in the name of “saving the planet.” *The 12 celebrities chosen to highlight in this report are: Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Harrelson, Julia Roberts, James Cameron, Al Gore, Arianna Huffington, Ian Somerhalder, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Sometimes galaxies form groups. For example, our own Milky Way Galaxy is part of the Local Group of Galaxies. Small, compact groups, like Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87) shown above, are interesting partly because they slowly self-destruct. Indeed, the galaxies of HCG 87 are gravitationally stretching each other during their 100-million year orbits around a common center. The pulling creates colliding gas that causes bright bursts of star formation and feeds matter into their active galaxy centers. * Click image for larger size.* HCG 87 is composed of a large edge-on spiral galaxy ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"True life mastery is more a function of knowing what to want, than knowing how to get what you want. Anyone can get stuff, but it usually takes an old soul to choose their stuff wisely." "What?" The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" www.tut.com

Chet Raymo, “The Fire In The Head”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Fire In The Head”* by Chet Raymo “I've been here in the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland now for two months. During that time I have drifted 4 millimeters farther from my primary home in Massachusetts. Four millimeters, about the thickness of the flashdrive of my computer. The Atlantic widens. Europe and North America drift apart. Out there on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge lava oozes up from below and fills the cracks where the crust is ripped and pulled asunder. Four millimeters. Not something you'd notice, not in a summer, not in a lifetime. But run the film in reverse and in 200 millio... more »

"Just Once..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"But because truly being here is so much; because everything here apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all. Once for each thing. Just once; no more. And we too, just once. And never again. But to have been this once, completely, even if only once: to have been at one with the earth, seems beyond undoing." - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 7 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. 2 Year Yields - Comparing Key Benchmark Bonds. 2. NYSE Irrational Exuberance Continues . 3. China To Go For Growth Over Reforms This Year - Reforms Next Year ? What's The Point Of A Bubble Watch When Gov't Won't Pop It ? 4. Europe A dying Currency Under NIRP ? 5. Crude Still Ripping Along - Up 44 % In Past 16 Trading Sessions. 6. Draghi Watch For Thursday With Markets Expecting Much From The ECB. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. EUCO 28 & Turkey Talks On Migration / Refugee Crisis. 2. Greece Items Of The Day - Point Of Emphasis - GR & EG Meeting. 3. Brexit News De Jour. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago 2-year yields... Switzerland: -1.03% Germany: -0.55% Japan: -0.22% US: +0.91% *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago NYSE: New 52-week highs outnumbered New 52-week Lows by over 15x today, highest since last April. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago #China's leaders emphasizing growth over reforms this year but put economy on bubble watch. http://on.wsj.com/1U4wGES *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago CBK: Neg rates could ... more »

Mexican President Nieto Compares Donald Trump To Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Mexican president compares Trump rhetoric to Hitler and Mussolini* * Peña Nieto warns that ‘strident’ words have led to ‘very ominous situations’ * President says Mexico will not pay for proposed border wall Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto has said that comments by US presidential candidate Donald Trump have damaged relationships between the two countries, and compared Trump’s “strident” tone to those of fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. In his most outspoken comments so far on the GOP frontrunner, Peña Nieto also denied that Mexico would c... more »

Petronas Huffs and Puffs Bullshit, Idle Threats from an LNG Company that Was Walking Away from British Columbia Anyway

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Assembled by Grant G* Well, the Petronas news today was no surprise to The Straight Goods, in fact it was expected... Petronas has issued a phony ultimatum to Justin Trudeau.. _______________ *CALGARY • Malaysia’s Petronas is frustrated that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate-change priorities are introducing new uncertainty for its proposed $36 billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project* *Pacific NorthWest LNG project in northern British Columbia and has threatened to walk away if it doesn’t get federal approval by March 31, according to a source close to the project.* *... more »

Canadian Trends: The Great Deflation and What Comes Next- Must Read!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Canadian Trends: Non-partisan trends and commentary for critical thinkers.* *The Canadian Trends Blog is run by Richard Fantin. * *Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for eQube gaming systems.* While Richard writes from a Canadian persepctive, his post below, has a farther reach then just Canada. I'll add some additional information, including relinking older posts that are relevant. *Canadian Trends blog is linked in the sidebar at the right.* *Febr... more »

Dana Perino: To Win Millennials, ‘Conservatives Should Not Cede Any Ground’

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Dana Perino] If conservatives don't engage with the huge millennial generation, they will miss an opportunity to shape the future of the nation through those younger voters, Dana Perino, co-host of The Five on Fox News Channel, says. "There's like 83 million of... more »

Feds Spend $1.4 Million Studying How Global Warming Will Harm ‘Ficticious’ Fishing Towns

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: School of Bigeye Trevally Fish, Fishing Industry, Underwater, School of Fish] Ever wonder how global warming will affect fishing communities that don't actually exist? Probably not, but the federal government gave university academics funds to research it anyway. Researchers with Yale, Rutgers and Princeton recently published a study examining how "fictitious... more »

Nelson Report: responses to Xi's comments on Independence

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: AndrewAllison_DSC01400] *On the Nantou 6, a great little way to avoid a section of the odious 14* Several people respond to Xi's comments on Taiwan independence.... *+++++++++++++++* CHINA/TAIWAN/US...we noted last week what Loyal Reader Richard Bush characterized as the "ritual salt throwing and foot stomping" period of a sumo match...senior players in Beijing and Taipei laying down rhetorical markers in preparation for how they will attempt to deal with each other once Tsai Ing-wen is sworn-in as president, this Spring. More, of course, will be forthcoming, and the latest ... more »

Canadian Dies In Car Crash After Posting ‘Don’t worry I won’t speed’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Canadian boxer died in a car crash with three friends in Dubai after splitting his rented Ferrari in two on impact with a lamppost. Cody Nixon, 24, from Toronto posted an online photo of himself and a sport car with the caption: ‘Just landed into Dubai and picked up the Ferrari! Don’t worry, I won’t speed’. Mail Online reports: Dubai Traffic Police Chief Colonel Saif Al Mazroui said the investigation said the man had managed to fit four people into the sports car, which was designed for only two. Mr Nixon trained at the Motor City Boxing Club and represented Ontario in the Canadia... more »

Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Admits Failing Drugs Test

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced at a press conference on Monday that she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. The BBC reports: The Russian, 28, tested positive for meldonium, a substance she has been taking since 2006 for health issues. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, is provisionally suspended from 12 March pending further action. “I did fail the test and take full responsibility for it,” said Sharapova, who won the Wimbledon title as a 17-year-old in 2004. “For the past 10 years I have been given a medicine called mildronate by my family doctor and a few da... more »

Back To Step One? ISIS Terrorists Are Defecting To The "FSA" To Get Around The Ceasefire

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
200 ISIS terrorists defected & joined FSA in Azaz in order to fight YPG. Now they are ''moderate'' rebels. pic.twitter.com/xjbfDpqgu1 — Hamza Hemze حمزة‎ (@sergermed) March 6, 2016 *An excerpt from, "Syria: Phantom "Rebels" Return from the Dead" by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report, March 7, 2016:* The BBC had dressed up a terrorist commander in FSA regalia for an interview - but included footage of the commander in the field operating under clearly terrorist banners. *It was but an individual example of what it appears the West is doing now on a much larger scale - playing ... more »

Dealing With Depression & Anxiety Naturally with 3 Powerful Steps - David Whitehead

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Dealing With Depression & Anxiety Naturally with 3 Powerful Steps - David Whitehead. Source: David Whitehead - Truth Warrior. Date Published: March 7, 2016. Description: * Dealing with depression can be completely debilitating and frustrating. In this short video I can really only scratch the surface, but I talk about what worked for me. Please also check out the links below and make this a personal study. I wish you all the best.

Is Trump Dropping in Michigan? Rubio Edging Closer in Florida?

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Michigan Primary - 900] Tuesday’s primary in Michigan is set to have a dramatic finish. In the past 48-hours or so, Donald Trump’s once comfortable lead in Michigan has grown not-so-comfortable, according to a new Monmouth University poll out Monday. Said Patrick Murray, director... more »

Most Oil Isn’t Used to Make Gas, Here’s What the Rest Does

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Oil Rig, Fracking Drill Rig, Gasoline, Crude Oil, Oil Industry, Natural Gas] A mere 46 percent of oil is used to make gasoline, while the rest goes to help make a variety of other useful products. Life Without Oil? pic.twitter.com/FeDqRdPRpk — Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) March 7, 2016 The other 54 percent of oil is used... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 7, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer *Peter Van Buren, Reuters:* *Time for a new Sykes-Picot Agreement to fix the Middle East* It’s time to renegotiate the contract that put the Middle East together. The “contract” is the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided up most of the Arab lands that had been under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The world that document created exists now only on yellowed maps, and the issues left unsettled — primarily the need for separate Sunni, Shi’ite and... more »

Tank Kills Motorist In Norway During Major NATO Exercise

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A tank collided with a car in rural Norway on Monday, killing one person. The tank was involved in a major NATO military exercise in rural Nord Toendelag County in central Norway when it collided with a car as it crossed a country road. The BBC reports: The crash happened on Monday in Nord Troendelag county, 700km north of Oslo. Photographs show the concertinaed car surrounded by debris on the road next to the undamaged tank. About 15,000 troops from Nato and partner countries are in Norway taking part in the Cold Response exercise. The 50-tonne tank involved in the accident was a N...more »

Bloomberg Says ‘No’ to Third-Party Bid for White House

JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the C40 cities awards ceremony, in Paris. Bloomberg, the billionaire former three-term mayor of New York City, has decided against mounting a third-party White House bid in 2016.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that he will not run for president as an independent -- a move that would have roiled this year’s already extraordinarily unpredictable presidential campaign. The billionaire, who...more »

Another Dr Smith case

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
The Court of Appeal for Ontario today set aside a guilty plea holding the accused was forced into the plea though innocent by the risk of wrongful conviction. Some might ask how rare is this type of powerful plea inducement? R. v. Shepherd, 2016 ONCA 188: Setting Aside the Guilty Plea [13] It is firmly established that this court has jurisdiction to set aside a guilty plea entered at first instance. This jurisdiction extends to proceedings in which the plea, on its face, is voluntary, informed and unequivocal and entered in proceedings in which the appellant has counsel. In... more »

Understanding Roma in the Criminal Justice System

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Does the English criminal justice system discriminate against the Roma? Well, of course it does, would be the right-on answer. Haven't years of experience with the police, the courts, the prisons shown us that the whole thing is institutionally, irredeemably racist? As with most things once you scratch the happy official reality and dig a bit deeper than most radical critiques one finds a messy, complex situation that requires nuance and a bit of tact to address. At the first University of Derby Sociology Research Seminar Series last Wednesday, Phil Henry took us on a guide of this ... more »

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