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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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The Art of The Steal: How The GOP Plans To Rob Trump of The Presidential Nomination

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 minutes ago
*An excerpt from, "Trump’s Fear of a ‘Brokered’ Convention" by Peter W. Dickson, Consortiumnews, March 9, 2016:* *The Republican establishment’s last-ditch battle to stop Donald Trump may come down to whether convention rules can be rewritten, as ex-CIA analyst Peter W. Dickson explains.* The spectacle of a deadlocked Republican convention and perhaps a nomination “bought” or brokered in Cleveland in July is a prospect that pundits have begun to take seriously as the primary and caucus contests have unfolded over the past month. It is a scenario that particularly threatens front-... more »

Is This A New Kind Of World War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 minutes ago
*From The BBC:* Five years after the peaceful uprisings against President Bashar al Assad peace talks aimed at solving the Syria conflict resume in Geneva later this week. The conflict has left more than 250,000 dead and half the population displaced. With four of the five members of the permanent UN Security Council members involved in the Syrian conflict the BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks is this a new kind of world war?

Musical Interlude: Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnCl1zWYl6k

Nominee To Head U.S. Central Command Wants To Review The Afghan Draw-down Plan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Army General Joseph Votel testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Votel’s nomination to be commander of the U.S. Central Command on Capitol Hill in Washington March 9, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Washington Post:* *Central Command nominee may push for additional revisions to Afghanistan exit* President Obama’s nominee to head U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday he would recommend extending the U.S. mission in Afghanistan if local forces don’t improve their record against the Taliban and other militants. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, who currently heads ... more »

"Confronting Genocide in North America and the Middle East" conference

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 hour ago
Conference held March 9th at McGill University and University of Lethbridge Hosted by NoLiesRadio and sponsored by False Flag Weekly News

NASCAR Faces Fallout After Chairman and Rookie Sensation Endorse Trump

JENNA FRYER at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott, accompanied by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, second from left, speaks at a Trump rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. France’s decision to personally endorse GOP front-runner Donald Trump has roiled a sport his family built from the ground up, threatening to undo a decade of work to broaden the its appeal among minorities and risking a break with the corporate sponsors that are its financial lifeblood.] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- When Br... more »

Top U.S. Military Commanders Give Testimony On The Current Wars In Africa And The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Army General David Rodriguez (C), commander of the US Africa Command, and Army General Joseph Votel (R), commander of the US Special Operations Command, wait with others for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. © Brendan Smialowski / AFP *RT:* *US generals to lawmakers: Libya a failed state, Iran a long-term threat* Three top US military commanders told the Senate that the struggle against terrorists in the Middle East and Africa is going well, while explaining their strategic priorities. However, the sea of Pentagon jargon contained ... more »

UN Agenda 2030 Revealed: They Want A One World Government

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The UN have unveiled their masterplan for the next 14 years – saying that they wish to implement global socialism and corporate fascism as part of their “Agenda 2030” plans. Part of their plans, officially dubbed “Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals,” aims to reduce inequality worldwide by forcing individual governments and citizens alike to share their wealth under the guidance of a one world government. Naturalnews.com reports: In simpler terms, Western taxpayers should prepare to be fleeced so that their wealth can be redistributed internationally as their own economies are c... more »

New World Order Unveil ‘Cashless’ RFID Monopoly Board Game

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Monopoly have announced a new version of its popular board game that will be completely cashless and which will feature RFID chip technology as well as scannable barcodes as part of a New World Order style “central bank” database. The makers of the game say the radical changes are supposed to reflect where society is heading, indicating that a cashless society where citizens’ data is stored in a central database is no longer in the realms of ‘conspiracy theory’. Activistpost.com reports: Monopoly presented its first digital versions in the post-2005 era beginning with cash replaced ...more »

Trump Is Crushing Rubio in His Own State By 23 Points

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Front runner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump is on course to win all 99 delegates in the Sunshine State, with a Fox News poll putting the billionaire businessman 23 points ahead of his nearest rival. The Fox News poll... more »

Only One Party Supports Voting, Jobs And Helping ALL People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*-by Tracy B Ann* When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I chose the treatment I felt had the least side effects. I declined Chemo, Radiation and a nasty drug called Tamoxofin. It may indeed help with breast cancer but it’s been proven to cause other types of cancer. Umm..., no thanks. I did consent to two surgeries though, I mean, I had a malignant tumour in my body, of course I wanted it out. During surgery blue dye was injected into me to trace the cancer. Had it spread anywhere? Particularly lymph nodes? Turns out it had, so 2 lymph nodes were removed and sent to pathology.... more »

Obama Narrowing List of Possible Supreme Court Candidates

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: From right to left, Judge Merrick Garland and Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Paul Watford of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In his search for a Supreme Court nominee, President Barack Obama is zeroing in on a small group of appellate court judges whose bipartisan credentials and traditional judicial pedigree the White House hopes will increase pressure on Republicans vowing to block whomever Obama nominates in an election year.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his search for a Supreme Court nominee, President Barack ... more »

Putin Deploys Ballistic Missiles Ahead Of ‘Imminent’ ISIS Attack on US/EU

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the deployment of all of Russia’s RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile systems, ahead of what the Russian Ministry of Defence say is an “impending” attack of the U.S. and Europe by ISIS militants. The RS-26 missiles are considered Russia’s “doomsday weapon”, packing in 1.2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads. They are capable of hitting targets throughout the U.S. with their 11,000 kilometer range. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: President Putin’s order to deploy this fearsome “doomsday weapon”, this report continues, is due to t... more »

Jim Carrey Describes His Spiritual Awakening

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Jim Carrey is most widely known as a successful film star and all round funny guy. But the video below show a very different side to Jim Carrey that most of the world rarely gets to see. Carrey comes across as a deeply insightful guy who has had a massive spiritual awakening, and his eagerness to to share his insights with the rest of the world is compelling. He talks candidly about his battle with depression, and how battling through the dark times enabled him to find strength, wisdom, and discover his spiritual side. Recorded in Los Angeles in 2012, he shares insights into the huma... more »

Tunisia Continues To Battle Against Militants On The Libyan Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Tunisian troops kill 10 militants near Libyan border after Monday raid* Tunisian troops have killed 10 Islamist militants around Ben Guerdan on the Libyan border after an Islamic State attack on Monday that killed at least 55 people. In military raids late on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning around the town, one soldier was also killed. Two of the militants were killed after being tracked to a construction site, the defence and interior ministries said. About 50 Islamic State militants launched a dawn attack on army and police posts in Ben Guerdan on Monday, Tunisi... more »

New Vibe for Latest Debate After Sanders’ Michigan Upset

NANCY BENAC & LISA LERER at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) show their support for him before his debate against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on the Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus on March 9, 2016 in Kendall, Florida. Voters in Florida will go to the polls March 15th for the state's primary.] MIAMI (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head into Wednesday night’s debate with a far different vibe than when they last squared off just a few days ago -... more »

Amnesty International Condemn Turkey For Shooting Syrian Refugees

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Amnesty International have expressed outrage at Turkey for routinely firing rounds of bullets at Syrian refugees, including children. According to reports, Ankara refused to allow wounded civilians from Syria enter their country, whilst Turkish border guards attacked refugees, forcing them to seek aid from illegal carriers. Pravdareport.com reports: “There have been many reports of incidents on the border. We collected information on this as early as 2014, when we received many reports of people being shot when they were trying to cross the border irregularly,” Amnesty International... more »

Student Senator Faces Impeachment for Conservative Beliefs

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Jacob Ellenhorn, Director of Public Relations of College Republicans, joins a panel in discussing California's education system at panel discussion hosted by the Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California on February 24, 2015.] There's a witch hunt underway for conservatives at the University of Southern California -- and Jacob Ellenhorn appears to be Public Enemy No. 1. Ellenhorn is a student senator at USC and president of the College Republicans. He is also... more »

Autopsy Report Reveals Whitney Houston And Daughter Were Murdered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A new autopsy report has revealed that both Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died under suspicious circumstances, as both were found with the exact same combination of drugs in their bodies and both were found face down in a bathtub. The murders resemble a ritualistic murder covered up by authorities, Vigilante Citizen notes. Vigilantcitizen.com reports: Whitney Houston’s last years were those of an ex-star who found herself at odds with the higher ups of the entertainment industry and who got stuck in its dark and toxic underbelly. As drug problems merged with... more »

US-NATO War on Eastern Ukraine Cranking Up Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Turkey and the Kiev puppet regime in Ukraine are being used as proxy forces for the US-NATO destabilization effort along the Russian border. This comes as pay back to Moscow for their efforts to support Syria which has been under unrelenting attack by the US-Saudi Arabia-Qatar-Turkey-Israel regime change program. It should be understood that the US and its war making allies are risking the big war with Russia. Russia has just decided to cut its military budget by 5% in 2016 - their total military expenditure will be less than $50 billion. When you add up all the various US mili... more »

Gnostic Media: Hans Utter-The [Secret] History of FM Radio, Part 2: Context & Networks

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
* Episode 245: Dr. Hans Utter returns to continue our investigational series into history of FM radio. With thanks to Jan @ Gnostic Media **Loved it!* *Citations:* *Chain-Links by Frigyes Karinthy* https://djjr-courses.wdfiles.com/local--files/soc180%3Akarinthy-chain-links/Karinthy-Chain-Links_1929.pdf *Connectivity of Random Nets by Ray Solomonoff and Antol Rapoport* http://world.std.com/~rjs/publications/50.pdf *Dr. Hans Utter's latest article*: www.gnosticmedia.com/txtfiles/HansUtter_DoWhatThouWilt.pdf *Additional info at Gnostic Media!* *If you missed Part 1....* You mig... more »

Saudi Arabia And Yemen's Houthi Rebels Enter Into Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Time*: *Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Are In Saudi Arabia for Peace Talks* The fighting to date has killed about 6,000 people, half of them civilians Representatives from the northern Houthi rebel movement travelled into neighboring Saudi Arabia this week to conduct talks on ending Yemen’s war, Reuters reported citing two officials. The meeting appears to be the most serious bid to end the conflict that ignited when the Houthis drove Yemen’s government from the capital, Sana’a, in Feb. 2015 triggering a Saudi-led military intervention a month later. Iran suggested Tuesday it may send mili... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Why is this galaxy so thin? Many disk galaxies are actually just as thin as NGC 5866, pictured above, but are not seen edge-on from our vantage point. One galaxy that is situated edge-on is our own Milky Way Galaxy. Classified as a lenticular galaxy, NGC 5866 has numerous and complex dust lanes appearing dark and red, while many of the bright stars in the disk give it a more blue underlying hue. The blue disk of young stars can be seen extending past the dust in the extremely thin galactic plane, while the bulge in the disk center appears tinged more orange from the older and redde...more »

US Deploys B-2 Bombers Towards North Korea Amid Escalating Tension

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The U.S. have dispatched three B-2 stealth bombers to the Asia-Pacific region amid escalating tensions with North Korea. U.S. Strategic Command announced the deployment on Wednesday morning, but said the exact destination of the bombers were a secret. Townhall.com reports: The deployment was announced Wednesday by U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. nuclear forces. B-2 bombers are capable of launching nuclear as well as conventional weapons. They are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Strategic Command said the bombers will conduct training with the Aus... more »

Petition For Jerry Springer To Host Republican Presidential Debates

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Someone has launched a petition for Jerry Springer to moderate the GOP presidential debates, with 800 signatures already gathered. Sputnik reports: The petition was created by Donald Buchanan of Cleburne, Texas, following the last GOP debate where candidates name called and essentially argued over their penis size. The information for the petition simply asks: “Do you or do you not want to see Donald Trump throw a chair at Marco Rubio?” Nearly a thousand people do. The talk show host is known for his guests coming to blows and throwing fists or chairs, which, would not be a shocking... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 9 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. S&P 500 Data - Q4 Sales , S&P Operating Earnings and Y over Y Earnings. 2.Global Equities 200 Day MA & YTD Data. 3.Draghi Watch - Big ECB Meeting On Monetary Policy Set For Thursday. 4. Brazil's Lula Charged With Money Laundering. 5.China Items For Today. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Poland Constitutional Court Conflict Updates. 2. Refugee Crisis . 3. Brexit. 4. Spain - Budge Deficit Blues , Rajoy Hasn't Done His Homework Over Past 4 Years - Says EC ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Overview ..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 26m 26 minutes ago S&P 500 Q4 sales growth by sector. Health Care/Consumer Discretionary leading, Materials/Utilities/Energy lagging. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 33m 33 minutes ago With 98% of companies reported, S&P 500 sales down 3% year-over-year, the 4th consecutive YoY decline. $SPX *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 46m 46 minutes ago S&P Operating Earnings down 14% YoY, also declining for a 5th consecutive quarter. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 48m 48 m... more »

Chet Raymo, “Time and Constancy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Time and Constancy”* by Chet Raymo “I spent a lot of time in my grandmother's house when I was a little kid, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. A big house, on 9th Street (now Martin Luther King Boulevard) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, filled with Grandma, Aunt Nellie, my mother's seven younger sisters, and her brother, the youngest of all, only two years older than me. I could draw a detailed architectural plan of that house from memory. On the mantle in the living room was a big ornamental clock that you wound with a key in one of two holes in its face, one for the clockwork, one ... more »

US Support Of Israel Breeds Terrorism: Expert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
American political analyst Richard Forer has said that he believes the US government to be “cultivating the seeds of terrorism” by giving Israel unconditional support which, in turn, allows groups such as ISIS to thrive. Speaking with Press TV, Forer noted that US Vice President Joe Biden’s vow to protect Israel at all costs, and his “deep and personal” friendship with Netanyahu means that America is aligning itself with ethnic cleansing policies and abuse of international law. Presstv.com reports: “If the United States is really a great friend to Israel, instead of supporting Isra... more »

"Simply No Answers..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

The King is Gone, But he's a Federal Narcotics Agent

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*President Nixon with Special Agent Presley in the Oval Office,* *January 1970* 1 Dear Mr. President. First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and 2 I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have n... more »

Is Rubio Dropping Out Before Florida if Polls Don’t Improve? ‘Yes,’ Say Donors. ‘No,’ Says His Staff.

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spekas at a campaign rally in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)] A civil war has erupted within the Marco Rubio campaign, with some donors suggesting he drop out before Florida’s primary and his paid staff urging the Senator to stay the course. This, according to Fox Business Network. Earlier in the... more »

Trump: Cashing in on a century of fetid ideas

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Trumpx] Okay now, a question for you for a bonus point: What’s the connection between the minimum wage, the idea of “race suicide,” of all those racist responses to the refugeee crisis (“they’re oubreeding us!”), and to the rise and the appeal of that man pictured above. Got it yet? To give you one big clue from which you might get all the rest, I’ll let Leonard Thomas explain the first part of it (from his recent highly-recommended book* Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era*), beginning with the rise of turn-of-the-centur... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic*:* Iran’s Message on a Missile* *The country has test-fired several long-range missiles this week, which may be in violation of a United Nations resolution.* Iran has test-fired several missiles in the past two days that are believed to have the long-range capability to hit Israel, and at least one of rockets included a message in Hebrew that read, “Israel must be wiped out,” according to state media. After the first round of tests on Tuesday, U.S. officials suggested the action may have violated a United Nations resolution and said they would rai... more »

Cleveland Clinic Says First Uterus Transplant in US Fails

LAURAN NEERGAARD at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: uterus transplant - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation’s first uterus transplant has failed, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday, saying doctors had removed the organ. A 26-year-old woman received the transplant on Feb. 24 and seemed to be doing well, even appearing briefly at... more »

As Killings Persist, New Orleans Parade Says ‘Stop Violence’

MATT SEDENSKY at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 photo, brass band members march in an anti-violence parade in New Orleans. In a city torn by gun killings, New Orleanians turned to a cultural cornerstone to spread a message of non-violence: a second line parade, brassy but mournful, bringing together people touched by the pervasive murder rate.] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It bore trademarks of a classic New Orleans parade -- the blare of brass, the dipping and kicking of dance, the strutting of bodies moving in unison through the streets. But wearing no sequins or plumes,... more »

Baby Smuggled In Hand luggage On Air France Flight

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
French authorities are looking into the case of a woman who allegedly smuggled a baby on board an Air France flight. The small child aged between one and two years old was found hidden in carry-on luggage. The Evening Standard reports: The French company said in a statement the child was discovered on board the 1891 flight from Paris to Istanbul on Monday without a valid ticket. French website Planet.fr quoted a witness who said the child appeared to be about one or two years old. The passenger reportedly told the title: “The bag belonged to a woman sat near the back of the plane. “... more »

Watch The ‘Fall’ Of ISIS In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The video below shows a fanatical ISIS fighter falling off a truck after attempting to shoot an artillery gun. Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) and laughter can be heard on the video as the man fires off a few rounds of artillery before tumbling off the back of the truck and onto Syrian soil. The Mirror reports: In the clip, the truck reverses towards a man walking along the road with a firearm in his hand. The man sees the vehicle heading his way and jumps onto the back. He then grabs hold of the artillery gun and appears to start firing at houses, shouting “Allahu Akbar.” S... more »

7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - It takes a determined spirit to weed out all the brainwashing and programming we have taken on. The post 7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question appeared first on Waking Times.

Economists Weigh in on Obama’s Claim Financial Regulations are Working

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Obama2 - 900] Following his meeting with financial regulators Monday, President Barack Obama released a statement in defense of regulations, like Dodd-Frank, aimed at preventing another financial crisis -- a sentiment Treasury Secretary Jack Lew doubled down on at a Senate Appropriations hearing Tuesday. Meanwhile, several... more »

Mourners Pay Respect for Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

JOHN ROGERS at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Nancy Reagan's casket - 900] SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan began Wednesday as her casket was taken in a police-escorted motorcade up an empty freeway for a public viewing at the Ronald Reagan Presidential... more »

Air Force Vet Found Guilty of Trying to Join ISIS

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: An armed U.S. Marshal stands outside of a U.S. Federal court during the arraignment of Tairod Pugh, a former U.S. Air Force mechanic accused of attempting to join the terrorist organization ISIS, on March 18, 2015 in New York City. Pugh, 47 plead not guilty to charges of trying to enter Syria to join ISIS.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr was convicted Wednesday of federal charges. An anonymous jury in Brooklyn had begun deliberations Tuesday in the case... more »

Watchdog Report: Nearly 500 Fired Nuke Regulators Still Have ‘Unauthorized Facility Access’

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: NRC headquarters - 900] Nearly 500 terminated federal employees could gain "unauthorized physical access" to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) facilities because the agency didn't take back their security cards, according to a government watchdog. Of 1,452 terminated Personal Identity Verification cards, which NRC employees use... more »

KIPP Issues Smear in Reaction to New Book

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
The same day that my book was released the KIPP Foundation PR machine was ready with a false and deprecating statement about me and the contents of my book. It is a statement that tries to dismiss me, my research base, and the accounts of former teachers who gave so much to No Excuses schools before they came to realize their work would never be enough to satisfy corporate enterprises whose business model demands the exploitation of teachers and children to grow their enterprises and to reward their investors. Here is the statement posted on February 28 at the KIPP Foundation web... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 6 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* *Question of the Day* *Who Buys Bulletproof Sofas? * Paris preparing for once in 100 years flooding of the Seine River Study to mine social media to identify signs of mental illness Trump Deploys Plainclothes Guards To Crack Down On Protesters This is how hackers took down an entire power grid without breaking a sweat "Israel Must Be Wiped Off The Face Of The Earth": Iran Launches Missiles Inscribed For Netanyahu 'El Chapo' Guzmán's American daughter: 'My dad’s escape was an agreement' Italy isn't Greece — it's worse The number of people who need to be laid off ... more »

Severed Head Found Outside Amsterdam Cafe

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A severed head was found staring through the windows of the Fayrouz Shisha Lounge in Amsterdam at 7.30am on Wednesday. Police are checking to see if the head belongs to a headless body that was found in a burnt-out car earlier on the outskirts of the city. Belfast Telegraph reports: The car, found in the southeastern suburb of Amsterdam, was registered as stolen and had no number plates. It was found inside a blue bucket on the pavement and it was “turned so that his face looked through the windows”, according to Telegraaf. Detectives identified the body as 23-year-old Nabil Amzieb,... more »

World News Briefs -- March 9, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Biden: Iran under close watch amid reports of missile tests* JERUSALEM — Vice President Biden warned Wednesday that the United States would not hesitate to act against any “conventional” military activity by Iran outside of last year’s landmark nuclear deal, underscoring the Obama administration’s concern after apparent back-to-back missile tests by Tehran. The remarks by Biden, on a visit to reassure Israeli allies strongly opposed to last year’s nuclear pact, came as Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps reported the test firings of two ballistic missiles capable... more »

Mashable: Trump’s Victory Speech Promoted Fake Trump Products … Really

Stream Staff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A chef with the Trump National Golf Club arranges Trump steaks for a display prior to a scheduled news conference by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. Trump branded steaks, wine, and water were on display next to the stage. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)] Last night was a good night for Donald Trump, as he won three of four primaries -- even after Mitt Romney came out strongly against Trump and several of his businesses that Romney said were failures, frauds or both. Given the amount... more »

An Experiment about Page Views

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
A couple of days ago Rich Reynolds over at the *UFO Conjectures* blog put up a brief article that has something to do with Roswell. Apparently some of his readers took issue with his return to Roswell and made comment on it. Reynolds said that each mention of Roswell boosted the page views of the blog and he provided a screen shot to prove his point. There was a spike on it. And in the comments section, there was a post by Gilles Fernandez remarking that he had just posted to his website a rebuttal of one of Jaime Maussan’s expert’s latest comments on the Roswell Slides. I thought I... more »

Phoenix VA Employee Says Physicians Are Scheming to Keep Veterans Out of Appointments

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 08: Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire after reports of the deaths of 40 patients forced to wait for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital.] An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Phoenix hospital just revealed physicians are blocking off open time slots so they can retain easy schedules, effectively increasing wait times for veterans, some of whom have waited over 400 days...more »

House Budget Proposal Falls Short on Defense

Justin Johnson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Support Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), flown by 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment and led by a Special Forces Team, posture for a night air assault raid during the culminating exercise for the Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support in Guernsey, Wyoming.] House Republicans are trying to develop a budget that both is fiscally responsible and increases defense spending. Unfortunately, the latest proposal underfunds defense and overfunds wasteful domestic programs, and House Republicans are headed for a political... more »

March 9: Editors write headlines.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
Editors write headlines. At least, that's what they're supposed to do. They read copy to see that it's well-written and to determine precisely what the story is about. Then they write a headline to tell us what it's about. Today's front page headline is "Medical community calls for public discussion on pot". But that's not what the story is about. Just think - what does the term 'medical community' mean to you? Surely it means doctors, nurses, hospital staff in general.... But the story isn't about those. It's about drug store chains. They want to be the ones selling pot. The New... more »

The Reserve Bank’s war on capital

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
So the Reserve Bank just lowered interest rates to a record low – making the price of debt cheaper than ever before, opening a new front on the war on savers ( a war that all but demands those living off their income look for riskier and risker places from which to yield it) – and giving the lie to all those bullshit stories spouted about this being a “rockstar” economy. The Reserve Bank’s move is predicated wholly and solely on the notion that if the price of debt is lowered, then more will be borrowed, more will be spent, and the economy will therefore produce stable inflation... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Hazard, Kentucky, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Islamic State's 'Minister Of War' Was Trained By U.S. Special Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VICE News/Reuters:* *Before the US Tried to Kill the Islamic State's 'Minister of War,' It May Have Trained Him* The Pentagon is reporting that it may have killed Abu Omar al-Shishani, a foreign fighter that the US government says served as the Islamic State's "minister of war." A Chechen militant, who may have received some training from the US Special Forces nearly a decade ago, al-Shishani emerged as one of the Islamic State's most recognizable faces over the past two years, and his death has been falsely reported by the Islamic State's enemies multiple times. The Pentagon sa... more »

Herr Trumpf: "I'm Not A Settler"... He Is A Liar Though

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The point of watching Herr's Trumpf's statement above is really to show whomever doesn't already know, that he's either delusional or a bold-faced liar... or both. We'll get to the lies in a moment. But if you've been watching TV as much as Herr Trumpf does, you've seen the "settler" ads he subliminally referenced a couple times in his statement. You noticed, right? "And you know what? The United States should fight back also. We shouldn't just be settlers, we should fight back. And do what's right." Trumpf seems rattled by the traction that Trump-University-As-Scam seems to be... more »

Republican Donor Class Wealth Never Trickles Down

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough complained on Tuesday that the Republican Party was fracturing because it had advocated economic policies benefiting the richest Americans for the last 30 years with the promise that the wealth would “trickle down” to others — but it never did. Nice to see a conservative putting this issue on the table. Scarborough was a former Republican Congressman from conservative northwest Florida before he became a media talking head. The current disintegration of the Republican Party is leading to just a bit of honesty about who their policies have been servi... more »

The Debate Inside the Democratic Party Race

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
In the most shocking upset of the 2016 presidential campaign to date, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary. Sanders won 50 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 48%. During the campaign, Sanders focused heavily on his opposition to what he called "disastrous" trade deals like NAFTA which have hurt Michigan’s manufacturing sector. Opinion polls had projected Clinton would easily win the state by as much as 20 percent. Democracy Now speaks to professor Cornel West, who backs Sanders, and legendary civil rights activist and labor organizer D... more »

"7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand”* by The Libertarian Republic "Millennials. They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it? Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelin... more »

Illegal Immigrant Suspected of Killing 5 in Missouri, Kansas Captured

JIM SUHR at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Kan. Police Department on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 shows Pablo Serrano. Serrano is suspected of fatally shooting four people at his neighbor's home in Kansas before killing another man about 170 miles away in a rural Missouri house not far from where his truck was found abandoned.] KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Mexican national suspected of killing his neighbor and three other men at his neighbor’s Kansas home before killing another man about 170 miles away in Missouri was arrested early Wednesday, authorities said. Pablo Antonio... more »

Locals Unhappy With Brigg’s New “Clean” Power Plant

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Residents-anger-lorries-straw-litter/story-28753490-detail/story.html#1 The good citizens of Scawby Brook seem none too happy with their new “clean energy” straw burning plant! From the Scunthorpe Telegraph: RESIDENTS have expressed their anger at litter from straw lorries heading to the new Brigg Renewable Energy Plant. The straw-fired power station, […]

Quote of the Day: ‘Why the worst get on top’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*"We must here return for a moment to the position which precedes the suppression of democratic institutions and the creation of a totalitarian regime. “In this stage it is the general demand for quick and determined government action that is the dominating element in the situation, dissatisfaction with the slow and cumbersome course of democratic procedure which makes action for action's sake the goal. “It is then the man or the party who seems strong and resolute enough ‘to get things done’ who exercises the greatest appeal. "’Strong’ in this sense means no... more »

“But when was the last time that the police needed to do raids, armed or otherwise, on a brewery or a distillery?”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The armed standoff in Kawerau began with a police raid on someone growing marijuana. A peaceful drug attracting violence only because it has been made illegal. An armed standoff only begun because this harmless drug has been made illegal. Meanwhile, while the police ride helicopters to pluck harmless leaves from the countryside, they manage to resolve only 10% of the burglaries inflicted upon New Zealanders – 164 unresolved burglaries a day -- not because they can’t, but because they don’t want to. Why don’t they want to? Eric Crampton offers one reason: Priorities. *If it pu... more »

Did The GOP Establishment Just Enlist K-K-Karl Rove To Take Down Trump Starting With Planting The David Duke KKK Stories?

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 7 hours ago
BUSH's BRAIN I recently got in touch again with a political activist friend of mine, *plunger*, after about 10 or so years. I mentioned to him the David Duke endorsing Donald Trump stories in the "news" right before a primary sticking out like a sore thumb as far as some powerful people trying to take down Trump, and plunger said that tactic has Karl Rove written all over it. I would never have thought about that, because I would think, "Why would someone from the GOP, Karl Rove, try and take down a Republican - Donald Trump?" But it makes sense if the establishment GOP hired Rove ... more »

Polish Study Confirms Risk From Vaccines Far Greater Than Benefits

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Polish study conducted in 2012 confirms what many have been saying for a long time, that the risks from vaccines far outweigh any of their perceived benefits. Scientists at the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation at the Medical University of Bialystok compared a typical childhood vaccination schedule in Poland with those of other countries around the world. They then evaluated the adverse effects associated with the administration of multiple vaccines as well as how individual vaccines affect immunological development and responses. The study was published in the journal Progre... more »

Who's really running the country?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*and some other random stuff.* We're supposed to be a Representative Republic. We elect people in every state to go to Washington and represent us, because we're busy working, raising families, and just trying to have a life. We choose these people based on their being like-minded and claiming they'll do certain things. Since, due to the ugliness of the primary, I've disengaged myself from reading anyone who has picked their savior™, it has allowed my mind to wander aimlessly around the past 50 or so years. It occurred rather suddenly that it's been a very long time since the go... more »

Obama Fuel Economy Regs are Making Cars Far More Expensive

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: traffic jam - 900] New car prices fell rapidly during the 2000s until President Barack Obama imposed strict fuel economy standards as part of his global warming agenda. Since then, new car prices have dramatically increased. A recent report by the conservative Heritage Foundation... more »

Defense Officials: US Special Operations Forces Involved in Somalia Raid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*NBC News:* *U.S. Special Operations Forces Involved in Somalia Raid: Defense Officials* U.S. special operations forces participated in a military raid in southern Somalia overnight, defense officials told NBC News Wednesday. The raid comes just days after the Pentagon said a massive U.S. airstrike killed more than 150 members of the al-Shabab terror group in the east African nation. The al-Qaeda offshoot said Wednesday that foreign forces dropped in by helicopter had attempted to raid an al-Shabab-held town in southern Somalia overnight, according to The Associated Press. The mi... more »

The Economy: Bill Bonner, “Hang the Architects!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Hang the Architects!”* by Bill Bonner AIKEN, South Carolina – "The Chinese are going for broke… Iron ore prices are soaring. Bloomberg: "Iron ore soared the most ever after Chinese policy makers signaled their willingness to buttress economic growth, boosting the outlook for steel consumption in the top user and igniting speculation that some investors who’d bet against the market had been caught out." “The iron ore and steel markets have gone berserk – they’ve departed from fundamentals and are heavily driven by sentiment,” Zhao Chaoyue, an analyst at China Merchants Futures Co.... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Shakespeare at The Globe!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: 12772069_971862009535203_8627198372268233386_o] By the way, if you want to understand where modern theatre, and even modern drama, were born – or just to have a great night/afternoon/evening out – then get ye down to a small carpark at the back of Queen Street, where the world’s first and only replica of Shakespeare’s Second Globe Theatre has just ‘popped up.’* It’s called The Pop-Up Globe, logically: a full-scale, temporary working replica of the Second Globe Theatre wherein so many of Shakespeare’s finest plays were born and raised and worked into maturity. *“Shakesp... more »

Sample conversation at the traffic lights this morning

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Sample conversation at the traffic lights this morning: Him: So you don't think the rules apply to you then? Me: Excuse me? Him: No helmet. Where's your helmet? Me: You a policeman, are you? Him: The rules are there for a reason. Me: And yet, per kilometre travelled, there are more head injuries from walking and driving than there are on a bicycle. Does that give you a reason to wear a helmet then? Him: The rules apply to everyone. Me: But do you only do things because the rules tell you to? *[The lights change. Exeunt.]* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author... more »

Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Cracked Statue of Liberty - 900] Random thoughts on the passing scene: The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them -- as Republicans have saved them before. Will a Supreme Court without a single Protestant justice... more »

Campaign watch: "We know what all those Trump voters are like!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016In our view, a strange thing to say:* Why are people voting for Trump? In one very basic way, it's a strange type of question. At this point, we're talking about well over ten million people. (We base that on the percentage of Republican primary voters voting for Trump.) By normal standards, it's odd to look for one single answer to a question of that type, about that many people. That said, these aren't normal times. These are highly partisan times; the times are highly tribal. At times like these, we the humans will tend to offer extremely simplistic d... more »

The Majority of Refugees In Europe Are Not Syrian, But Muslims Of Other Nationalities

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*If you give into blackmail once, you will give in again and again until the blackmailer bleeds you dry.* The huge number of Muslim migrants from the Middle East and North Africa speaks to the failure of Muslim political elites to offer hope and prosperity to their populations. The ascendancy of political Islam in the Muslim world since the 1970s, a phenomenon that Washington has played a big part in expanding and exploiting for its own strategic aims, is an under-reproted contributing factor in this mass migrant wave. So the idea that the war in Syria is the only cause of Europe... more »

Trump Campaign Manager Accused of Roughing Up Female Reporter from Conservative Breitbart

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Godfather - 900] Donald Trump’s presidential bid again appears to being putting the bully in bully pulpit. This time Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowsky, is accused of forcibly yanking female reporter Michelle Fields out of the way and nearly knocking her to the floor... more »

The U.S. Military Is Using Vietnam War-Vintage Propeller-Driven Attack Planes Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*David Axe, Daily Beast*: *Why Is America Using These Antique Planes to Fight ISIS?* The U.S. military is testing out a dependable, rugged little vintage bomber as it battles elusive ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq. War was just an experiment for two of the U.S. military’s oldest and most unusual warplanes. A pair of OV-10 Broncos—small, Vietnam War-vintage, propeller-driven attack planes—recently spent three months flying top cover for ground troops battling ISIS militants in the Middle East. The OV-10s’ deployment is one of the latest examples of a remarkable phenomenon. The U... more »

Argentina: "The South is Being Visited by UFOs"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*Argentina: "The South is Being Visited by UFOs"* *By Andrea Pérez Simondini, Visión OVNI & CEFORA* We have a story to tell you. The newspapers have startled us today with a multiple sighting in the Punta Loyola, Santa Cruz (Argentina) area. It seems that the south has been surprising us with a series of observations which, we could say, require profound investigation. First, there was the 17 February sighting of a UFO intercepting the descent maneuvers of a private air ambulance flight in Rio Grande, reported by a renowned tour operator of the area, who was an "earwitness" to the ... more »

Child Sex Abuse On The Rise In Britain Says NSPCC

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A new survey by the NSPCC shows that the number of reported child sex abuse cases in Britain has risen by over 30 percent in the last year. A spokesman said that high-profile cases had “played a contributory factor” in encouraging people to come forward. The @NSPCC report shows a shocking increase in reporting of child sexual offences to the police https://t.co/Tw6iZ3peKr — NPCC (@PoliceChiefs) March 9, 2016 Press TV reports: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), using data in every UK police force, said more than 45,450 children were the victims ou... more »

Keeping tabs on 'Newsnight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Here is an updated list of all this year's *Newsnight *interviewees who have expressed their views on matters relating to the EU referendum on the programme: 5/1 Interview: *Ken Clarke*, Conservative (REMAIN) Interview: *Liam Fox*, Conservative (LEAVE) 13/1 Interview: *Alan Johnson*, Labour (REMAIN) 14/1 Interview: *George Osborne*, Conservative (REMAIN) 27/1 Interview: *Carl Bildt*, former Swedish PM (REMAIN) 29/1 Joint interview: *Lucy Thomas*, Britain Stronger in Europe (REMAIN); *Dan Hannan*, Conservative, Vote Leave (LEAVE) 2/2 Interview: *David Liddington*, Conservative (REM... more »

Obama’s Amnesty Loophole

Sen. Mike Lee at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: DACA - 900] Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on July 15, 2012, President Barack Obama promised the American people about his new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, "Now, let's be clear -- this is not amnesty; this is not...more »

Who Is The Crazy One?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*Muslim-Americans made the right choice by voting for Trump in Michigan. * The media's smearing of Donald Trump's image did not work in Michigan, where huge numbers of Muslim-Americans saw through the propaganda and voted for him. If Trump does become President, and fulfills his promises to defeat ISIS and make Washington more neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then he will go down as the most popular American leader in the Middle East in U.S. history. *An excerpt from, "Hating on Trump: It could be about Israel" by Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, March 8, 2016:* To be ... more »

Researchers’ productivity hasn’t increased in a century, study suggests

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Are individual scientists now more productive early in their careers than 100 years ago? No, according to a large analysis of publication records released by PLOS ONE today. Despite concerns of rising “salami slicing” in research papers in line with the “publish or perish” philosophy of academic publishing, the study found that individual early career researchers’ productivity has […] The post Researchers’ productivity hasn’t increased in a century, study suggests appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Muslims In Michigan Choose Their Next U.S. President, Bernie Sanders

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Bernie Sanders won the Michigan Primary on Tuesday night by beating his only rival Hillary Clinton in what the established media calls a shocking victory and the pollsters call the result of the century- one that did not tally with their outrageously wild predictions. Whichever way you want to look at it or ignore it, the fact is that Bernie Sanders is a true anti-establishment warrior and has medals to prove it. People have had enough of the established nonsense being peddled as political talking points while real and immediate hardships follow their life’s burden of having to brea... more »

Gas Explosion Destroys Buildings & Injures 9 Firefighters In Seattle

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Nine firefighters were injured when an apparent natural gas explosion destroyed two buildings in a Seattle neighborhood early on Wednesday morning. Two commercial buildings were leveled after the gas explosion south of Greenwood Avenue North at85th Avenue North. The cause of the blast, which was heard miles away from the site, is under investigation. RT reports: The explosion occurred around 1:45am Pacific time on Wednesday morning in the northern Greenwood neighborhood after fire crews responded to calls of a natural gas leak made 40 minutes earlier. The Seattle Fire Department sai... more »

Consecutive intermittent sentences improper

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
R. v. Clouthier, 2016 ONCA 197: [27] Section 732(1) of the *Criminal Code* describes the circumstances in which a sentence of imprisonment may be served intermittently. The subsection provides: 732 (1) Where the court imposes *a sentence of imprisonment of ninety days or less* on an offender convicted of an offence, whether in default of payment of a fine or otherwise, the court may, having regard to the age and character of the offender, the nature of the offence and the circumstances surrounding its commission, and the availability of appropriate accommodation to ensure ... more »

US Special Forces Captured The Islamic State's Chemical Weapons Chief. Has Provided Details On ISIS Use Of Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Islamic State operative says terror group has chemical weapons* *U.S. conducts airstrikes targeting ‘weapons production facility’* Defense officials said Wednesday that a chemical weapons expert for the Islamic State told investigators that the terror group has weaponized mustard gas into powder form and had planned to use the lethal substance against opponents in Iraq and Syria. The chemical weapons expert — described by Pentagon officials as a “significant” operative within the Islamic State, also known as ISIS — was captured last month by U.S. special forc... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
*"China syndrome" is a fanciful term that describes a fictional worst-case result of a nuclear meltdown, where reactor components melt through their containment structures and into the underlying earth, all the way to China* *.* *I**n today's **global **economic climate it means that China's over built managed economic boom fueled by margin buying and excessive debt has exposed its global illusion of prosperity, a**s well as a** commodity bubble** and the **threat of **a **worldwide** economic recession. This** looming financial **meltdown* *is* *potentially **more **ominous*... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
*What’s really going on in our legislature: Special interests addicted to greed ~**Lt. Gen. Russel Honore**, The Lens*

U.S. Military Spy Drones Are Flying Over The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Pentagon admits it has deployed military spy drones over the U.S.* The Pentagon has deployed drones to spy over U.S. territory for non-military missions over the past decade, but the flights have been rare and lawful, according to a new report. The report by a Pentagon inspector general, made public under a Freedom of Information Act request, said spy drones on non-military missions have occurred fewer than 20 times between 2006 and 2015 and always in compliance with existing law. The report, which did not provide details on any of the domestic spying missions, sai... more »

Doctors, Hospitals May Go Unpaid in Obamacare Co-Op Flops

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Mandy Cohen - 900] Federal health officials are seeking to deny medical reimbursements to doctors and hospitals that have served patients insured by failed Obamacare health insurance co-ops, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. Instead, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services... more »

Carly Fiorina Endorses Ted Cruz, Calls Hillary and Trump ‘Two Sides of the Same Coin’

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Fiorina Endorsing Cruz - 900] Former GOP candidate and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced Wednesday she is endorsing Sen. Ted Cruz for president. “Ted Cruz has stood up for our right to bear arms,” she declared at a Cruz rally in Miami. “He has fought for... more »

The Goal of the Neo-Liberal Consensus Is to Manage the Decline

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*"578,000 live homeless on any given night" (click to enlarge; source)* *by Gaius Publius* If you think of the country as in decline, as most people do, and you think the cause is the predatory behavior of the big-money elites, as most people do, then you must know you have only two choices — acceptance and resistance. Why do neo-liberal Democrats, like the Clinton campaign, not want you to have big ideas, like single-payer health care? Because having big ideas is resistance to the bipartisan consensus that runs the country, and they want to stave off that resistance. But that's ... more »

President Obama Tries To Lay The Groundwork For A Future Middle East Peace Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Obama with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel last year. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *New York Times*: *Obama Seeks to Pave Way to Mideast Deal After He Leaves Office* WASHINGTON — President Obama, resigned to his failure to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, is looking past his time in office and weighing a plan that would preserve at least the principle of a two-state solution for his successor to pursue. The White House is debating whether the president should lay down the outlines of an agreement, several officials said, perhap... more »

Iran Tests More Missiles Carrying The Message 'Israel Must Be Wiped Out'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iran tests more missiles, says capable of reaching Israel* Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying U.S. criticism of similar tests carried out this week. State television showed footage of two Qadr missiles being launched from northern Iran which the IRGC said hit targets 1,400 km (870 miles) away. Tests on Tuesday drew a threat of new sanctions from the United States. "The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 km is to be able to hit our... more »

Tories Force Through Plans To Cut Disabled People’s Benefits

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Accused of “overstepping their mark”, Peers in the House of Lords have reluctantly backed down in their battle with MPs over cuts to disabled people’s benefits. The cuts to benefits for sick and disabled people will now go ahead, after Lords were forced to back down in their opposition to Government plans. The Lords had defeated the government for a second time earlier this month again over the bill which proposed to cut £30 a week from the benefits of ill and disabled people who have been found unfit to work. One peer described today as a “black day for disabled people” as Lords we... more »

U.S. Wants To Base B-1 And B-52 Bombers In Australia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *US In Talks To Deploy B-1 Bombers, Expand B-52 Missions In Australia Amid Growing Tensions In South China Sea* The United States is in talks to increase the presence of long-range bombers in northern Australia as concerns over China’s military expansion grow in the Asia-Pacific region, local media reported Wednesday. Although Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne acknowledged that the U.S. Air Force will have larger presence in the country, she refused to comment on the deployment of the bombers. High-level discussions are in progress with Australia to have U.S. B-1...more »

Balkan Countries Close Their Borders To Deter Migrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Western Balkans countries close borders to migrants* Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia closed their borders to illegal migrants Wednesday, with Serbia expected to follow suit, according to media reports. The western Balkans route is the main route taken by migrants heading from Greece to northern Europe. The European Union announced its intention to close the route ahead of a meeting of leaders this week. European Council President Donald Tusk said 880,000 migrants entered it in 2015 and 128,000 in the first two months of this year. On Wednesday, Tusk tweeted: "Irregu... more »

Scientists: Global Warming Will Bring Rain to the Deserts

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Desert Rain - 900] Global warming will bring rain to the driest places on earth, according to a study published online Monday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change. "We found a strong relationship between global warming and an increase in rainfall, particularly in areas... more »

Trump Tells GOP: ‘Embrace’ Me

Steve Peoples & Julie Pace at The Stream - 11 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. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)] FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Hours after claiming three more victories, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called on his party’s mainstream wing to stop resisting his candidacy as his White House rivals embarked upon a weeklong march to block the...more »

Trump Recently Received Tax Credit for Middle Class Taxpayers

JEFF HORWITZ at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump5 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In three consecutive years, Donald Trump has received a property tax credit for people with incomes of less $500,000. The perk from the New York State School Tax Relief Program, known as STAR, was small -- only $302... more »

Snapchat, Seagate Among Companies Duped in Tax-Fraud Scam

MICHAEL LIEDTKE & SARAH SKIDMORE SELL at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles.] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tax-filing season is turning into a nightmare for thousands of employees whose companies have been duped by email fraudsters. A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies -- among them, the messaging service Snapchat and... more »

Court Ruling is Big Win for Obama, Bad News for For-Profit Colleges

Blake Neff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: gainful employment - 900] A federal appeals court handed a severe blow to for-profit colleges Tuesday, ruling in favor of an Obama administration rule that denies federal funds to programs whose graduates perform badly on the job market. The unanimous ruling, delivered per curiam... more »

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
Vancouver is setting for smart 98 episodes in which hundreds of B.C. baddies get their comeuppance. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 9, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

Cons can't help themselves

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 12 hours ago
Yep, you just keep doing what you're doing, Conservatives.  Crass, insensitive, completely oblivious to context and lacking in basic decorum: they still haven't figured out this lost them the last election.  Perhaps they've forgotten how to do politics any other way?  Popcorn?

China Building Orwellian Technology To Predict ‘Thought Crime’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Chinese government is developing Orwellian surveillance technology to predict crimes or terrorist attacks before they take place by tapping into the thoughts of its citizens. The Big Brother technology is known as ‘Predictive policing’ and was actually born in the United States, but China is poised to emerge as a leader in the field. Sputnik news reports: Data on where people go, who they see, what they look at online, at home and at work, any financial transactions they make and their hobbies will be analyzed and used by the government to spot any irregular behavioral patterns ... more »

Petronas is Out, Pacific NorthWest LNG In Prince Rupert Is Dead, Done, Kaput..PERIOD

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 12 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Good morning British Columbia, and the top of the morning to all, including the pathetic Christy Clark led BC Liberal Government.. Time for another Straight Goods LNG special report... I have covered the LNG scam for the last 3-4 years, every angle, nuance and development from far and wide.. 3 years ago there was LNG hype, brought on in part by the Fukushima nuclear disaster...LNG exporters jumped all over Japan and gouged the heck out of them..they nearly brought Japan to their knees, every big energy company swooped in and hovered like vultures... Japan u... more »

Journal bans 8 authors for plagiarism

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A medical journal has banned eight authors after discovering that they had published plagiarized work. We don’t see official author bans as often as we see plagiarism (occasionally, and all the time, respectively). That’s why we’re flagging this case, which is a little old — the International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health announced the ban in March 2015, […] The post Journal bans 8 authors for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

ISIS Shell Iraqi Village With ‘Poisonous Substances’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
ISIS have shelled a Kurdish-controlled village in Northern Iraq using “poisonous substances” according to a Kurdish official. Referring toan attack on the village of Taza, Kirkuk province governor Najmuddin Kareem told reporters: “There were poisonous substances in these shells. We don’t know what” A Syrian Kurdish group also reported that Islamist opposition fighters had used yellow phosphorous in a chemical attack on a mainly Kurdish residential district in the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday. RT reports: More than 40 people suffered from partial chocking and skin irritation af... more »

Lords on BDS

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
See-saw, Marjorie Daw went the up and down mini debates in the House of Lords, which have been triggered by the government’s plans to prevent local authorities from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel. NHS trusts, councils, universities, student unions, and other public bodies will be prevented from boycotting foods and products from Israel. The government believes that councils and similar bodies should be attending to local issues, not taking it upon themselves to play politics. A good number of MPs in both houses of parliament are ... more »

Carlos Santana

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago

GREETINGS FROM BABEL: The demonization that never ends!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016Twin servants to President Trump:* Charles Blow's recent column is so journalistically awful, in so many ways, that it ought to be taken to the Smithsonian, or perhaps to some underground site. Blow's column could be preserved at that underground site for the edification of the survivors. It would be part of an exhibit which was mounted beneath this title: *How bad "journalistic" performance became during the age before the deluge, during the age when the public discourse collapsed* Blow's column was bad in so many ways it would take a month to explore the... more »

Iraqi Officials: US Captured Top ISIS Chemical Arms Engineer

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA & SUSANNAH GEORGE at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Special Forces Operation - 900] BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group’s unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, two senior Iraqi intelligence officials told the Associated Press, the first known... more »

3 Days of Mourning for Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Begin

JOHN ROGERS at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 17, 2003 file photo, former first ladies get together for a group photo at a gala 20th anniversary fundraising event saluting Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center in Indian Wells, Calif. From left are Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three days of formal mourning and solemn ceremonies for former first lady Nancy Reagan are set to begin Wednesday. A small ceremony in the morning for family and friends in Santa Monica, California will be followed...more »

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Poses Beside Possible Nuke Warhead Mock-Up

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: A South Korean army soldier walks by a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with superimposed letters that read: "North Korea's nuclear warhead" during a news program at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea caused a new stir Wednesday by publicizing a purported mock-up of a key part of a nuclear warhead, with leader Kim Jong Un saying his country has developed miniaturized atomic bombs that can... more »

Study Finds Billions in Improper Medicaid Payments

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Medicaid payments] A new study finds that despite several reporting protocols designed to prevent fraud, Medicaid has doled out $161 billion in improper payments since 2008. Individuals falsifying information to meet qualification requirements, filing false claims and visiting multiple providers for the... more »

Jeff Bezos Company Planning Human Test Space Flights by 2017

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos stands next to a copper exhaust nozzle to be used on a space ship engine during a media tour of Blue Origin, the space venture he founded, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Kent, Wash.] KENT, Wash. (AP) -- Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said Tuesday during a tour of the venture’s research and development site outside Seattle. And Bezos said... more »

From My Inbox

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago

EU Postpones Vote On Monsanto’s ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Weedkiller

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The EU postponed a decision on whether to extend approval of the controversial weedkiller ingredient for another 15 years amid uproar that it may cause cancer. On Tuesday four EU states forced the delay of a vote to renew the licence for glyphosate -the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller ‘Roundup’- which has been found to be ‘probably carcinogenic’ Opposition to the relicensing also came from environmental groups, as well as an online petition that gathered 1.4m signatures. The Guardian reports: Italy joined France, Sweden and the Netherlands in opposing a new 15-year licence ...more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Poses Next To A 'Miniaturized Nuclear Warhead'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NBC*: *North Korea's Kim Jong Un Poses Next to 'Miniaturized Nuclear Warhead'* North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been pictured next to what state-run media claimed was a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of being used on a long-range missile. The photograph of Kim standing next to the silver spherical object ran in Rodong Sinmun, a newspaper of the ruling Workers' Party. It came after Pyongyang warned Monday of preemptive nuclear strikes targeting the U.S. and South Korea as a result of the the biggest-ever war games involving both countries. *Read more* .... *More News O... more »

World News Briefs -- March 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Refugee crisis: Slovenia, Croatia 'close Balkan route'* Governments of Slovenia and Croatia place new restrictions on entry, effectively closing doors to refugees. The Balkan trail from Greece to northern Europe used by refugees has been blocked after a string of nations slammed shut their borders. Slovenia and Croatia, two of the countries along the well-trodden route, said late on Tuesday that no refugees wishing to transit towards other countries would be allowed to enter. Serbia indicated it would follow suit. EU member Slovenia said that from midnight (23:00 G... more »

Iraq’s Oil Exports Flat For Last Three Months

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
After hitting an all time post-2003 high in oil exports at the end of 2014, the country’s foreign petroleum sales have leveled off for the last three months. Since December 2015 the country’s exports have remained relatively stable, while prices and revenues have dropped. In February2016 Iraq exported an average of 3.225 million barrels a day. That was slightly down from January’s 3.285 million. Bad weather was blamed for the dip, preventing tankers from docking in the country’s southern ports. Overall, since December the country has had at least 3.2 million barrels per month in ... more »

FBI Claim It Can’t Unlock ‘Killers’ iPhone Is ‘Bullshit’ Says Snowden

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Indicating that the FBI has the means itself, Edward Snowden dismissed claims that only Apple could unlock the San Bernardino shooters iPhone. Speaking via video link from Moscow to the Common Cause Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference, the NSA whistle blower said: “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone. Respectfully, that’s bullshit.” The Guardian reports: Snowden then went on to tweet his support for an American Civil Liberties Union report saying that the FBI’s claims in the case are fraudulent. The global technological consensus is agai...more »

It Ain't Over

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Despite beating all the odds and upsetting Hillary Clinton in Michigan, Bernie Sanders is still being pressured to leave the race. Why? Because those oh-so-accurate polls tell us that Bernie is behind in two state contests to be held next week. Plus, it is just too exhausting for the Empress in Waiting to keep up the populist pretense for very much longer. Have you looked at her lately? The woman looks very tired, and she is growing increasingly hoarse. "The sooner I can become your nominee," she rasped at a rally right before her ignominious defeat, "the more I could begin to turn ... more »

Authors retract striking circadian clock finding after failing to replicate

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The authors of a paper showing a “striking and unanticipated” relationship between light and temperature in regulating circadian rhythms are retracting it when the results couldn’t be replicated. After being contacted by another group who couldn’t reproduce the data, the authors failed to, as well. They “have absolutely no explanation for the discrepancies with the original […] The post Authors retract striking circadian clock finding after failing to replicate appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Reuters *FOX News:* *US reportedly considering stationing B-1 bombers in Australia, conducting more B-52 missions* The U.S. is reportedly in talks with Australia about housing long-range bombers that would be within striking distance of the South China Sea, a move that would increase the tensions between Washington and Beijing. Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, a spokesman for the U.S. Air Force, told Reuters Wednesday the deployments could include B-1 bombers and an expansion of B-52 bomber missions. However, Pickart noted that talks between the two countries were preliminary. *Read more... more »

Romney Makes Robocalls for Rubio and Kasich, But Did It Help?

Stream Staff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Voters in Tuesday’s primary states got a double dose of Mitt Romney. The 2012 GOP nominee was heard on robocalls in the four primary states urging voters to support Sen. Marco Rubio. Another Romney robocall in Michigan urged voters to support Gov.... more »

America Is Off Foreign Oil, No Thanks to Ethanol

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: gas oil ethanol] America is importing less oil than any time in the last 45 years, no thanks to costly federal support for ethanol. Federal programs such as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires gasoline sold in the U.S. to contain a certain amount... more »

Joe Biden Condemns Palestinians for Praising the Murder of an American Student in Israel

DANIEL ESTRIN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Police stand around the body of a Palestinian involved in a shooting attack in Jerusalem Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Israeli police say two Palestinian gunmen carried out shootings in Jerusalem and were shot and killed by police. One Palestinian man was shot and seriously wounded by the gunmen, police say. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday criticized Palestinians for a “failure to condemn” a stabbing spree that killed an American student and war veteran the day before, after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ political party po... more »

Is Ted Cruz as Tough as Donald Trump? Actually, Cruz is Tougher Where It Counts

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Durango Hills Community Center in Summerlin, Nevada.] A Donald Trump supporter told me she likes Ted Cruz but doesn’t believe he is tough enough to handle the powerful forces he’d face in the general election and asked me to convince her otherwise. Here is a summary of... more »

RIP Sir George Martin

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 15 hours ago
Arguably The Beatles were the greatest force for good exercised during the 20th Century. This only happened after George Martin signed them a*fter every other person in England had rejected them. *Then he produced The Beatles revolutionary sound. A great man in history and a case where a great man created history.

Agri Econ 23, Why forever Agrarian Reform should stop

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
I am reposting portions of a presentation by Dr. Raul Fabella made at UPSE in May 2014. I agree with his arguments -- the endless, forever extended deadline of agrarian reform (AR) or forced land redistribution should end. It is now 44 years since the Marcos AR program in 1972, longer if AR programs in the 50s and 60s by previous administrations are counted. Forever AR is a major source of uncertainty for agri business development and modernization. For instance, you buy and convert a 10 hectares low-productivity farmland, spend huge amount of time, years and money. When the land h... more »

RIP George Martin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Arguably The Beatles were the greatest force for good exercised during the 20th Century. This only happened after George Martin signed them a*fter every other person in England had rejected them. *Then he produced The Beatles revolutionary sound. A great man in history and a case where a great man created history.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*In Gentilly, Füd Bar will revamp the cafeteria for the modern era ~Todd A. Price* *Generations of Fishermen Share Love of Life’s Work ~FishLa.org*

Marco Rubio Has Always Been On The Road To Nowhere

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Trumpf couldn't have invented a better prop for himself* Last night was pretty brutal for Rubio. Last I checked he was in last place in Mississippi, struggling to stay above 5% of the vote, and totally shut out of any delegates. And in last place in Michigan-- by a lot, again, shut out of delegates. *•* Herr Trumpf- 36.5%-- 25 delegates *•* Cruz- 24.9%-- 17 delegates *•* Kasich- 24.3%-- 17 delegates *•* Rubio- 9.3%-- 0 delegates At least Rubio came in 3rd-- instead of 4th-- in Idaho and Hawaii, although, again, no delegates in either state. Obviously all those Nazis and white supr... more »

Flagstaff Council Unanimously Supports Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proposal

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Klee BenallyIndigenousaction@gmail.com Flagstaff Council Unanimously Supports Indigenous Peoples' Day Proposal Flagstaff, AZ -- More than 100 community members rallied outside Flagstaff City Hall then filled the council chambers to support a proposal for Indigenous Peoples' Day. After hearing strong testimony regarding injustices Indigenous community members face

American Tourist Killed During Stabbing Attack In Tel Aviv

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
An American tourist was killed and at least thirteen people including Russian tourists were injured in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa Port on Tuesday. According to reports, victims were stabbed at three locations during the 20-minute attacking spree which happened as the US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel for a two-day visit. RT reports: Five victims are in serious condition, while four sustained moderate injuries, and one was lightly wounded, Israeli media reported, citing Israeli emergency medical service. The Russian embassy in Israel has confirmed that two Russ... more »

Goodbye Mrs. Reagan

James Robison at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: JR BR Ronald and Nancy Reagan - 900] For those of us who witnessed what is often referred to favorably as "The Reagan Revolution," we have a deep sense of loss with the passing of Nancy Reagan. My wife Betty commented throughout the 1980 presidential campaign, at the... more »

Kasich Turns Sights to Must-Win Ohio to Keep Campaign Alive

KATHLEEN RONAYNE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich greets supporters after speaking during a watch party at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Yet to win a state and far behind in the delegate count, John Kasich turns to Ohio hoping high approval ratings and a robust get-out-the-vote operation will deliver him a victory in his home state next... more »

Israel and Freedom of Speech

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.newsbusters.org/ The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees every Canadian, "freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression," -- except, it would seem, when it comes to the State of Israel. That was certainly true during the Harper years. Gerry Caplan writes : Two years ago, for example, then-prime minister Stephen Harper insisted that Israeli policies should not be criticized, especially in public. To criticize Israel, he said, is to be guilty of “the new anti-Semitism. … It target... more »

Leprechaun Punch

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Leprechaun Punch is almost a rite of passage in Utah. I can't remember a single dance or "fancy activity" that didn't have a bowl. In fact, it is such a nostalgic things for so many Utahns, that I can't even tell you how many wedding receptions I have seen it at. It is simple, delicious and kind of like a root beer float. You will need: - Lime Sherbet - Sprite Growing up the flavor of sherbet changed depending on the event, but the drink is always a Lemon Lime Soda. Fill the bowl full of sherbet, usually 6-10 scoops is a good amount. Pour the Sprite or other Lemon Li... more »

Japan: Court Orders Closure Of Two Nuclear Reactors

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Japanese court has ordered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors due to safety issues. The order, made by the Otsu District Court came on Wednesday just days before the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima atomic disaster The reactors to be closed are Kansai Electric’s No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at Takahama plant on the coast of Fukui prefecture. The court sided with residents who had filed a lawsuit against the operation of the two reactors over safety reasons. The Guardian reports: The No 4 reactor was taken offline last month due to an unexpected technical glitch days after it rest... more »

Top U.S. General For Special Forces: The Pentagon Does Not Have A Plan For Long-Term Detention Of Captured Islamic State Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
In this photo reviewed by the U.S. Military, a guard leans on a fencepost as a Guantanamo detainee (L) jogs inside the exercise yard at Camp 5 detention center, at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, January 21, 2009.REUTERS/BRENNAN LINSLEY/POOL *SOCOM chief*: *US lacks plan for long-term detention of Islamic State fighters* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon does not have a plan for long-term detention of captured Islamic State fighters, despite more aggressive operations against the terrorist group in Iraq, Syria and now Libya, the top U.S. special forces commander told Congress on Tu... more »

Suspect in Idaho Pastor Shooting Arrested at White House

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In a Saturday, March 5, 2016 photo, Coeur d'Alene pastor Tim Remington leads the prayer, during the rally for Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was shot six times March 6 as he was leaving the Altar Church after Sunday services. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review, via AP)] COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded has been arrested by U.S. Secret Service agents after allegedly throwing items over the fence at the White House,... more »

Rubio Collects Zero Delegates in Tuesday’s 4 Primaries, Looks to Florida

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at a campaign rally in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)] FISH HAWK, Fla. (AP) -- Coming off what may be his worst night of the primary season, Marco Rubio’s make-or-break moment has arrived. And the Florida senator, a home-state underdog with a week to prove he belongs in the 2016 presidential... more »

Iran Fires 2 Missiles Marked With ‘Israel Must Be Wiped Out’

AMIR VAHDAT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a Qadr H long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran reportedly test-fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, a show of force by the Islamic Republic as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel.... more »

Trump Builds Lead, Cruz Wins Idaho and Sanders Surprises in Michigan

JULIE PACE & DAVID EGGERT at The Stream - 16 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. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)] LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Donald Trump’s easy victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii left his rivals with shrinking opportunities to slow his momentum in the Republican primaries and little indication that a flurry of intense efforts to undermine his credibility...more »

She is a Predestigitator

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Always magical Every day she does the impossilble. For every time I see her she can not be more beautiful Yet every day I see her again she has done the impossible. A dog will find that human that makes them the most comfortable it will curl up on their feet with a nirvanic pillow When I am near her I am transformed into that dog


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Working-class kids should be challenged, not tested* *Tests for four-year-olds will only entrench low expectations* Of all the controversial policy directives forced upon schools in recent years – and there have been many – plans to introduce ‘baseline assessments’ must win the prize for being the least popular of all. The image of little four-year-olds being yanked away from play, squeezed into school uniforms and corralled into taking formal tests just days after starting school is surely only something the most child-hating of Gradgrinds could support. Yet from this Septem... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Another coverup: NOAA Radiosonde Data Shows No Warming For 58 Years* In their “hottest year ever” press briefing, NOAA included a graph, which stated that they have a 58 year long radiosonde temperature record. But they only showed the last 37 years in the graph. Here is why they are hiding the rest of the data. The earlier data showed as much pre-1979 cooling as the post-1979 warming. I combined the two graphs at the same scale below, and put a horizontal red reference line in, which shows that the earth’s atmosphere has not warmed at all since the late 1950’s (Bigger graph he... more »

Israel must be wiped out

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
I was surprised to hear the headline in a news bulletin this morning. It went something like this: Iran has launched two ballistic missiles bearing the inscription “Israel must be wiped out” Which was odd, as the BBC usually plays down the existential threat Iran poses to Israel; rather, it's apt to portray it as merely something Israelis ‘claim.’ So, as I said, hearing a headline on the BBC (radio 4) phrased in such a way, i.e., emphasising that inscription, was quite a surprise. Earlier, the Today programme featured an interview with an exiled Iranian named Shirin Ebadi. *08... more »

How The Pause Was Made To Disappear

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/the-met-office-the-pause-2/ Once upon a time there was a pause. There was no secret or argument about this. Hundreds of scientists spent years trying to explain it. The Met Office even published the above 24 page paper in 2013, which stated: And this was exactly the situation […]

Facebook Suspends FrackNation Page For Telling The Truth About Fracking

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/07/facebook-shuts-down-page-for-telling-the-truth-about-fracking/ Dellers on greenies’ attempts to get Fracknation banned from Facebook: The Facebook page of FrackNation was suspended for 24 hours at the weekend after a series of complaints by activists who objected to the fact that it was telling the truth about fracking. Filmmaker Phelim McAleer has been […]

More Former Guantanamo Detainees Are Returning To The Militant Ranks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A soldier stands guard in a tower overlooking Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay naval base in a December 31, 2009 file photo provided by the US Navy. REUTERS/US NAVY/SPC. CODY BLACK/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Long War Journal:* *ODNI: 204 former Guantanamo detainees are confirmed or suspected recidivists* The number of former Guantanamo detainees confirmed or suspected of rejoining the jihad has grown to 204, according to a summary released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) yesterday. Nearly two-thirds of the jihadists, 128 in total, are at-large. The remaining 76... more »

A ruinous price will be paid for Britain’s scandalous failure in energy policy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/08/a-ruinous-price-will-be-paid-for-britains-scandalous-failure-in/ I have a lot of respect for Jeremy Warner, who, unlike many of his contemporaries, uses his critical faculties. He writes in the Telegraph: Energy policy in Britain has been a self-destructive mess for as long as I can remember, and by the look […]

IMF Warns Of A Global Economic Derailment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
The IMF nameplate is displayed on a wall at the headquarters during the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington. *BBC*:* IMF says world is at risk of 'economic derailment'* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the global economy faces a growing "risk of economic derailment" and must take steps to boost global demand. David Lipton, second in command at the IMF, outlined some of these risks in a speech to the National Association for Business Economics in Washington on Tuesday. "The IMF's latest reading of the global economy shows once a... more »

Obama on Trump and the Environment

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago

"I take one everywhere I take my penis"

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
"I even wear one in the bath"

Is Russia On The Verge Of Controlling The World's Oil Supply?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Russia-Insider *Rakesh Upadhyay, OilPrice.com*: *Will Russia End Up Controlling 73% of Global Oil Supply?* Russia has played a master stroke in the current oil crisis by taking the lead in forming a new cartel, but it’s a move that could spell geopolitical disaster. The meeting between Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela on 16 February 2016 was the first step. During the next meeting in mid-March, which is with a larger group of participants, if Russia manages to build a consensus—however small—it will further strengthen its leadership position. Until the current oil crisis... more »

Henrik Aa Uldalen - shattered faces - lonely eyes

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
here is the artwork of Norwegian *nee South Korean* self-taught figurative artist Henrik Aa Uldalen, especially his series on eyes...

How Vaccinated Kids Infect The Non-Vaccinated by Sayer Ji

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
How Vaccinated Kids Infect The Non-Vaccinated by Sayer Ji Green Med Info. 8 February 2015 *With the thousands of mainstream media articles blaming the non-vaccinated for disease outbreaks, this article will provide a necessary counterbalance by showing the vaccinated can (and do) infect the non-vaccinated... * A groundbreaking study published in 2013 in the journal *Vaccine* titled*, "Comparison of virus shedding after lived attenuated and ​pentavalent reassortant rotavirus vaccine*," referenced the fact that rotavirus vaccines contain live viruses capable of causing infe... more »

Ask Halawa: About Israel & the Jews

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/NPMiApP8dSo Some good historical facts here about 1948, facts that the 'journalists' at the institutionally anti Israel BBC would do well to learn.

Pentagon Shows-Off Its Micro-Drones That Can Create A 'Swarm'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Veil of secrecy lifted on Pentagon office planning ‘Avatar’ fighters and drone swarms* High over Alaska last summer, the Pentagon experimented with new, secret prototypes: Micro-drones that can be launched from the flare dispensers of moving F-16s and F/A-18 fighter jets. Canisters containing the tiny aircraft descended from the jets on parachutes before breaking open, allowing wings on each drone to swing out and catch the wind. Inch-wide propellers on the back provided propulsion as they found one another and created a swarm. The experiment was run by the sec... more »

“Bitchin’ Betty” Says Farewell: Beloved Voice Behind Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet Retires

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Inverse:** "Bitchin' Betty," the Voice of the F/A-18's Cockpit Warning System, Retires* *She's bossed around pilots every day for over 20 years. * “Bitchin’ Betty’s” real name is Leslie Shook, but many of the men and women whose lives she’s saved don’t know that. Shook has been on every flight the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter has flown since 1995, when the F-18 entered service — or at least her voice has. Fighter jets, like most airplanes, have pre-recorded emergency messages and command prompts to call a pilot’s attention to aspects of the plane more urgently than a blinking lig... more »

Germans are banning pork sausages

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
This information isn't quite new and I shouldn't have missed it almost a month ago. But I finally did notice it today and I was shocked: GERMANY BANS SAUSAGES: Pork banned in cafes and schools to 'not offend refugees' (Express) ------------------------------ *See also:* RT, Deutsche Welle, Punching Bag The story is simple: cafés and school canteens – for example a company cooking for hundreds of schools in Berlin – have eliminated sausages and pork in general from their menus. It looks like a "voluntary effort" not to offend the migrants and those who are doing so claim that it gives... more »

"A Hammer Blow..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Do as little harm to others as you can; make any sacrifice for your true friends; be responsible for yourself and ask nothing of others; and grab all the fun you can. Don't give much thought to yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow, live in the moment, and trust that your existence has meaning even when the world seems to be all blind chance and chaos. When life lands a hammer blow in your face, do your best to respond to the hammer as if it had been a cream pie." - Dean Koontz

"The Center Of Yourself..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Someday, sometime, you will be sitting somewhere. A berm overlooking a pond in Vermont. The lip of the Grand Canyon at sunset. A seat on the subway. And something bad will have happened: You will have lost someone you loved, or failed at something at which you badly wanted to succeed. And sitting there, you will fall into the center of yourself. You will look for some core to sustain you. And if you have been perfect all your life and have managed to meet all the expectations of your family, your friends, your community, your society, chances are excellent that there will be a bla... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 9, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Aircraft-900] U.S. Air Force MC-130J aircraft fly in formation off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, on Feb. 17, 2016. Thank you to Senior Airman Peter Reft for taking this breathtaking photograph!

Conservative Purists are Capitulating With Support of Trump

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Trump and supporters - 900] What a short, strange trip it’s been for Donald Trump’s conservative supporters. Ever since the Goldwaterite takeover of the GOP, the party has tried to convert voters to conservatism. This orientation has sometimes led it to follow a “better to... more »

US election 2016: Trump wins in Mississippi and Michigan per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-35760148 is interesting for not only its concentration on Trump rather than the shock win by Bernie Sanders. Read on and you'll find this link http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-35703300 to an article that asks 'How extreme are Trump and Cruz'. Oddly there doesn't seem to be a similar report asking how extreme Bernie Sanders is or how many questions of morality and legality are being asked of Hillary Clinton. One could be excused for thinking that the BBC had a pro Clinton and the Democratic party but anti Republica... more »

“The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism”* by Paul Craig Roberts “In the 21st century Americans have been distracted by the hyper-expensive “war on terror.” Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers’ burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign “threats,” such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict. The purpose of the... more »

Remembering the Women of Albuquerque's Mass Femicides

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Women's/Human Rights News Remembering the Women of Albuquerque's Mass Femicides By Frontera NorteSur Dr Irene Blea is one person who hasn't forgotten about the unsolved killings of 11 women and girls found murdered on Albuquerque's West Mesa in February 2009.  The author of a new novel based on the slayings, "Daughters of the West Mesa," Blea spoke about her book and the West Mesa case

The Pentagon's Foreign Military Aid Program Is Under Review

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon, Feb. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Clydell Kinchen *Politico*:* The Pentagon's secret foreign aid budget* The U.S. sends billions to foreign militaries each year. What do we have to show for it? Last month, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal, including thousands of pages on the nearly $600 billion request for the Pentagon. That money is earmarked for a wide array of projects—$1.8 billion in procureme... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
EU hopeful following migrant deal with Turkey that will see formal closure of Balkans route https://t.co/6OTY6riLje pic.twitter.com/C8SccVv44k — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 8, 2016

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Market Meltdown Already Underway- Gregory Mannarino"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Market Meltdown Already Underway- Gregory Mannarino"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says forget about the recent market rally, the markets “have nowhere to go but down.” Mannarino explains, “According to the charts, something big has already begun. This is not a ‘maybe this will happen,’ this has already started. The market averages have gained over the past few weeks, but we had an abysmal start to the year. The only reason we have seen this stock market rally is on speculation of crude oil. They will not allow crude oil to drop anymore becaus...more »

The F-35's Radar Does Not Work

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A recent Pentagon report has revealed a massive list of potentially lethal bugs still facing the jet. *Daily Mail:* *Problem with your $3.5bn fighter jet? Try turning it off and on again: Now the Air Force reveals troubled F-35's radar has software glitch that forces pilots to restart it constantly* * Jet is undergoing rigorous testing at California's Edwards Air Force Base * Radar system found to be unstable and crashes constantly It has so far cost over $3.5bn, and is eight years late. Hailed as the most expensive weapon in history, the controversial F-35 stealth fighter jet i... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A B-1B Lancer takes off on the first day of Red Flag 16-2 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 29, 2016. The Lancer is assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keven Tanenbaum

The Economy: “Italy Banks on Verge of Collapse; Too Big for Europe to Save - Crisis Looms as ‘Bank Runs Begin’"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Italy Banks on Verge of Collapse; * *Too Big for Europe to Save - Crisis Looms as ‘Bank Runs Begin’"* by Newsroom “The Italian banking system is a “leaning tower” heading toward collapse at literally any moment. And as Italy’s banks begin to go down like dominoes, it is going to set off financial panic all over Europe unlike anything we have ever seen before. I wrote about the troubles in Italy back in January, but since that time the crisis has escalated. At this point, Italian banking stocks have declined a whopping 28 percent since the beginning of 2016, and when you look at so... more »

Personal Transformation Key to Beating Stage IV Cancer: Survivor

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago
The Old Dark House

Rusty Musician

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.

Trump Wins Michigan, Mississippi; Cruz Wins Idaho, Fights Kasich for Second in Michigan

AP at The Stream - 1 day 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): 12:14 a.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential primary in Idaho, adding a seventh state... more »

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