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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

10 April - Blogs I'm Following

Baie James (à proximité de Chisasibi) / James ...Baie James (à proximité de Chisasibi) / James Bay (near Chisasibi) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Map showing the location of Attawapis...English: Map showing the location of Attawapiskat, a community on Attawapiskat River near James Bay in northern Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Attawapiskat First Nation of Communit...English: Attawapiskat First Nation of Community between Attawapiskat River over town. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 15 minutes ago
*Attawapiskat First Nation on remote James Bay* From the CBC Among the 2,000 citizens of Attawapiskat on remote James Bay, 101 people have tried to kill themselves, with one person dying, since September, according to the First Nation's chief. (CBC) *Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts* Chief Bruce Shisheesh desperate for mental health services after 11 attempts on Saturday night alone The chief and council for the Attawapiskat First Nation on remote James Bay have declared a state of emergency, saying they're overwhelmed by the number of att... more »

The Anti-Trump Conspiracy Outgrows 3-Ring Circus Status

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 minutes ago
Most normal people don't know who Mark Levin is, But in some ways he's even more of a GOP propaganda tool these days than Limbaugh is, especially as one moves closer to the fringes. He has the 4th most-listened to Hate Talk Radio show in the country-- tied with Glenn Beck. Levin has some credibility with Republicans because he was chief of staff for Edwin Meese, Reagan's Attorney General and is editor of the *Conservative Review* and president of the far right Landmark Legal Foundation, although he has a tendency to call anyone who isn't a neo-fascist a "moron" or a "puke." He ha... more »

Ceasefire Begins In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
*VICE News/Reuters:* *Tentative Ceasefire Begins in Yemen Amid Threats and Fighting* A tentative ceasefire began overnight in Yemen on Sunday, and both sides in the year-long conflict have said they are committed to the halt in hostilities despite deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it and mutual threats of retaliation if it is violated. The conflict between Yemen's Houthi rebels and Saudi-backed forces loyal to former Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has killed more than 6,200 people and triggered a humanitarian crisis in one of the Arab world's poorest countries. ... more »

New Martian Gravity Map Shows Strange Interior In Mars

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 31 minutes ago
A team of researchers have finally completed a highly detailed “gravity map” of Mars. According to GeoBeats News: NASA has spent years sending spacecraft and rovers to Mars in an effort to unlock some of the planet’s mysteries, and those efforts have paid off in a number of ways. Among them is the recent completion of a new, highly detailed gravity map. Antonio Genova, author of the paper describing the achievement, commented, “Gravity maps allow us to see inside a planet, just as a doctor uses an X-ray to see inside a patient.” This particular one has resulted in a number of insight...more »

Crazed Radioactive Wild Boars Terrorize Near Fukushima Site

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 31 minutes ago
We recently reported on mutations and DNA damage being caused to animals who live near the site of the Fukushima disaster. Now, new reports are surfacing about radioactive wild boars that are terrorizing locals who live near the nuclear site. According to the IB Times: Locals living near the now-defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant still have a hard time dealing with lingering effects of the 2011 meltdown. Adding to their woes is havoc caused by radioactive wild boars on the rampage, damaging private property and crops. According to reports, the population of boars in the r... more »

DNA Damage, Nuclear Mutations Now Seen In Fukushima Forests

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 31 minutes ago
Greenpeace has issued a warning to the world: the environmental impact from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is just starting to affect the animals living in nearby forests. The conservation group says that the leak will continue to cause DNA damage and nuclear mutations for many years to come. Yahoo News reports: The March 11, 2011 magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake off Japan’s northeastern coast sparked a massive tsunami that swamped cooling systems and triggered reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Radiation spread over a wide area and forced tens of thousands o...more »

Police State? Man Arrested For Being “Armed”… With Safety Pin

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 31 minutes ago
A man in Arizona who was protesting what is being called a “botched” presidential primary vote has been arrested on a felony charge. His crime? A state trooper claims a safety pin in the man’s pocket threatened him. NBC News reports: Jonathan McRae, 23, of Paulden, was arrested after he and other protesters were asked to leave the visitors gallery in the House of Representatives. Several protesters had moved to the gallery after the hearing ended in another part of the building, in anticipation of a House vote on a bill loosening restrictions on “dark money.” Police State Tactics Mc... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 42 minutes ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/

President Obama Will Be At The CIA's Headquarters On Wednesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza *Reuters*:* Obama to discuss Islamic State at CIA next week* U.S. President Barack Obama will convene a meeting of his National Security Council next week at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters to review the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Friday. The meeting, to be held on Wednesday, comes as the administration weighs a plan to increase the number of U.S. special operations forces deployed to Syria to try to advance recent gains against Islamic State. The top U.S. general, Joseph Dunford, chairman of ... more »

President Obama Admits That Libya Was The 'Worst Mistake' In His Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
*CNN*:* Obama admits worst mistake of his presidency* President Barack Obama said the worst mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. "Probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya," he said in a Fox News interview aired Sunday. This is not the first time in recent weeks he has talked about Libya and the NATO-led intervention which resulted in Gadhafi's death in October of that year, months after NATO first intervened. In a profile publish... more »

Rutherford Scholar: We Live In An “Electronic Concentration Camp”

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Are we living in an electronic concentration camp? John W. Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute released a chilling report that went mostly under the radar of both mainstream and alternative media. Whitehead believes that it’s not the militarized police killing unarmed citizens, the intrusive surveillance regime, or the corporations buying Congress that are most frightening. Instead, Whitehead says: “No, what has been most disconcerting about the emergence of the American police state is the extent to which the citizenry appears content to passively wait for someone else to solve ou... more »

Panama Papers Coverup? IRS Catches Fire, Closes Day After Leak

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Some people are taking issue with a very peculiar thing that may or may not be a coincidence. Just one day after the now infamous Panama Papers were released, the IRS headquarters caught on fire. Now it is closed all week for repairs. Was the IRS trying to hide something? The AP writes: The agency said in a news release Tuesday that Monday afternoon’s fire affected the air handling system. No one was hurt in the fire. The IRS says telework-ready employees are expected to telework from their approved location. Officials say tax returns are not processed at headquarters; taxpayers sh... more »

Government “Dirty Secret”: Jury Nullification To Be Made Public

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A large majority of U.S. citizens are completely unaware of a little thing called jury nullification. In essence, it gives members of a jury the power to throw an entire lawsuit out and acquit a criminal even if the state has done its job proving the defendant guilty. A good example of this would be if an older man was arrested and on trial for growing medicinal marijuana in his own backyard for personal use. Let’s say the man is facing 20 years in prison and a steep fine. Now, this is where it gets interesting… Usually if the state (or whoever is prosecuting the older man) proved to... more »

ZERO HEDGE:Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 hour ago
*I once worked for a company in San Diego that translated human languages using computers. A salesman working there told me during a lunch hour that he previously worked for a company in San Diego that was producing voice transformation devices using Neural Nets for the miltary that would enable any person, who knew the language of the target prtdon to create false voice print identical audio of the target human, if the neural net was trained to the vocal characteristics of the target human. This was being sold the military so they could disrupt command chains by having some im... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. M106, also designated NGC 4258, i... more »

NUT summer program

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*Scooter trippin' on the 169 this weekend.* NTU sent this around: Dear Colleagues in East Asian Studies, National Taiwan University is offering a unique "East Asian Performing Arts" summer program this July. We would be most grateful if you could encourage your students to apply at this link: http://goo.gl/JCyM7A For more information, please see below: This program offers an introduction to key forms of performing arts across East Asia. Over the course of two weeks, students will attend a series of lectures focusing on two intimately connected art forms—theater and music—to be gi... more »

Chet Raymo, “Surrender To Facts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Surrender To Facts”* by Chet Raymo “I'm currently reading two books. One I found in the house when I arrived, presumably left by a previous visitor: Cheryl Strayed's "Wild", a young woman's attempt to sort out her messed-up life and grief for her mother's death by hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail, many hundreds of miles along the ridges of California's Sierra Nevada and Oregon's Cascades mountains. The other, my friend Douglas Christie's "The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology", grounded in Doug's extensive knowledge of the Christian monastic trad...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

"Path to the Great Reset?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Path to the Great Reset?"* By Joe Withrow "Gold has been money for most of recorded human history. Industrial capitalism operated on a global gold standard up until the world wars shredded Europe’s economy. In 1933, President Roosevelt criminalized private gold ownership using an executive order, and the U.S. government forced citizens to sell their gold at a below-market valuation. This gold was melted down into bricks and shipped to Fort Knox where KPMG says it still sits to this day. The Bretton Woods Agreement was executed in 1944, which pegged the U.S. dollar to gold at $35...more »

Obama Promises Clinton Probe Will be Impartial, Says Hillary Was Careless in Handling of Emails

KEVIN FREKING at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: resident Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama exit Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Saturday, April 9, 2016, on return to Washington after attending fundraisers in California.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is guaranteeing that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails as secretary of state. Obama’s comments came during an appearance on Fox News Sunday,... more »

How The Longbow Changed Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Robert Bateman, Daily Beast*: *How the Longbow Ended Knights in Shining Armor* *Historians love watershed moments, and few in military history in the West were as important as the battle of Crecy in 1346.* Here is the short version: In the summer of 1346 the English kicked the snot out of the French in one of the most lopsided military victories of the Middle-Ages. It was the first of the major stompings of the French by the English in what is now known as the Hundred-Years War. At issue was who should rule most, if not all, of France: Edward III of England or Phillip VI of Fran... more »

Is The U.S. Capable Of Waging War In A Megacity?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Urban warfare is often among the most hard-fought. Syrian army soldiers inspect the site of a two bomb blasts in the government-controlled city of Homs, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on February 21, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters *Chad Serena and Colin Clarke, Reuters*:* A new kind of battlefield awaits the U.S. military – megacities* The nearly five-year civil war in Syria has exposed some of the difficulties that military forces have conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance against terrorists and insurgents in crowded urban environments.... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago
[4/8/16, 11:22:47 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: *all you do hyper accelerates all...the "what" you do determines the "rate" of hyper acceleration ;)* [4/8/16, 11:23:10 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: *(h)* [4/8/16, 11:26:50 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: *if u knew...really knew...that this was the final "pop" (with champagne included)...how would that influence the "what's" you choose to do do...feeeeeeel to do, but for whatever reason, choose not to do....* After pondering this question HTJ posed to me... and its a valid question... I decided that I needed to have a chat with the ... more »

It's tomorrow somewhere, so here's the answer to the question...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 2 hours ago
*from the last post.* *Answer: Mansfield bar * On June 29, 1967, Jayne Mansfield, an up and coming 34-year old film actress, was traveling to New Orleans from Biloxi, Mississippi, where she had been performing at a local nightclub. She was in the front seat of a 1966 Buick Electra along with the driver, Ron Harrison, and her boyfriend at the time, Sam Brody. Three of her five children were in the back seat asleep. At approximately 2:29 a.m., on U.S. Highway 90 east of the Rigolets Bridge, the Buick crashed at high speed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed behind... more »

Half of Long Island Students Opted Out of Testing Last Week

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
from the Wall Street Journal: The number of students who opted out of state tests in Long Island rose to more than 97,500 this week, according to tallies by test-refusal advocates—or about half of the students in grades three through eight. Long Island Opt Out, which has promoted the movement, said Friday it had volunteers cull numbers from officials and teachers in 124 districts this week. The group lacked data for six districts. The group said the boycott grew from last spring, when it said 82,492 Long Island students opted out of at least one of the three days of English langua... more »

How Speed, Steroids, And Painkillers Became 'Standard Gear' For U.S. Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*US Army, Wikipedia* *Lukasz Kamienski, The Atlantic*: *The Drugs That Built a Super Soldier* During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military plied its servicemen with speed, steroids, and painkillers to help them handle extended combat. Some historians call Vietnam the “last modern war,” others the “first postmodern war.” Either way, it was irregular: Vietnam was not a conventional war with the frontlines, rears, enemy mobilizing its forces for an attack, or a territory to be conquered and occupied. Instead, it was a formless conflict in which former strategic and tactical principles di... more »

These Are 8 Things That Veterans Can Never Get Rid Of

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Helmets, rucksacks and rifles belonging to U.S. Army Soldiers from the One Station Unit Training (OSUT) are arranged in line at a training site in Ft. Benning, Ga. March 9, 2012. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade *Task & Purpose:* *8 Things In The Back Of Every Veteran’s Closet* There are just certain things that veterans never get rid of. When you serve in the military, you inevitably collect a lot of memorabilia. By the time you separate or retire, you’ve basically got a closet full of military stuff. Some of it you just don’t need anymore — like sock garters … hopefully. But o... more »

Will RussiaAand China Become Strong Allies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Jacob Shapiro, Geopolitical Futures:* *Will Russia and China Become Allies?* *Summary: The idea that Russia and China are going to become close allies fails to account for the constraints and geopolitical imperatives of both countries. Neither can be content in a situation where the U.S. has untrammeled power in the world. But that does not change the geography that makes the interests of Beijing and Moscow so different. In this case, the enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.* The United States is the world's dominant power, and is without peer. But Russia and China ar... more »

Friends Who Die Before Their Time

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
The death of a friend is always hard. The death of a friend who died well before their time is even harder. I've seen too many people die of cancer in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. I've seen even more people whose lives were profoundly disrupted and probably shortened by aggressive cancers. Especially since Fukushima. Thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer top the list but there are many forms that have afflicted my friends. So many of these cancers likely derive from the chemical and radioactive pollution we generate with our risk-laden "defense," energy, chemical, and agricu... more »

U.S. Secretary Of State Kerry: 'No U.S. Apology For The Atomic Bombing Of Hiroshima'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN:* *John Kerry at G7: No apology for Hiroshima* Secretary of State John Kerry's arrival to Hiroshima for a G7 meeting with his foreign counterparts marks the first visit by a U.S. secretary of state to the city, where the U.S. became the only country to use a nuclear weapon during World War II. Looming over the two days of talks between Kerry and other G7 foreign ministers is the location itself, which was devastated when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city in August 1945. The bomb, which led to the end of World War II, killed 140,000 people. Three days later, the U.S... more »

Springsteen's Cancellation In North Carolina Tonight Represents A Vital All-American Tradition

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
"If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd have a lot to write about: high times on Wall Street and hard times on Main Street," Springsteen told his Madison Square Garden audience in 2009 as he brought out Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello for a powerful rendition of "The Ghost of Tom Joad," a song Springsteen wrote in 1995. That's it above. Tom Joad was a John Steinbeck character from *The Grapes of Wrath* (1939) about whom Woody Guthrie sang (below). There is a colossal battle for the soul of the Democratic Party raging right now. The music of Springsteen and Guthrie represe... more »

Green Subsidies Bill Perfectly Illustrates Washington’s Spending Addiction

Nicolas Loris at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Wind energy, clean energy technology, wind turbine, green energy] Christmas came early last year for green companies looking for Washington handouts after Congress passed legislation extending massive subsidies for wind, solar and other renewable energy companies. Now the Senate is attempting to ensure that Christmas comes again for these...more »

President Obama: 'Clinton Was Careless But She Never Jeopardized U.S. National Security In Email Case'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama says Clinton never jeopardized U.S. national security in email case - Fox* U.S. President Barack Obama said Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton never jeopardized national security in the handling of her emails as his secretary of state. Obama, in an interview broadcast on Fox News Sunday, said Clinton has recognized a carelessness on the email issue in which she used a private server for government business. "But I also think it is important to keep this in perspective," Obama said. "This is somebody who has served her country for four years as ...more »

Candidates — Even Trump — Shift to Delegate Hunt

LAURIE KELLMAN & LISA LERER at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., Wednesday, March 30, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions, with front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump driving for challenge-proof majorities against rivals who... more »

Health Experts Say Refugees Carrying Diseases Could Cause Massive Outbreak in Europe

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: HORGOS, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Migrants remonstrate with Hungarian police before they were hit with pepper spray, water cannons and tear gas at the Horgos border post on September 16, 2015 in Horgos, Serbia. Hungary has introduced tough new laws to administer the influx of migrants and has declared a state of emergency in two of it's counties close to the border.] The influx of over a million refugees with already-weakened immune systems into Europe has turned migrant camps into a cesspool of disease, and according to medical experts, that cesspool could engulf Europe in a wav... more »

U.S. Deploys B-52 Bombers to Middle East. First Time in 25 Years

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, *arrive at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Saturday, April 9, 2016. *The U.S. Air Force says it has deployed the bombers *to take part in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group. *It is the first time the Cold War-era heavy bombers will be based in the region since the 1991 Gulf War, when they operated from neighboring Saudi Arabia *This cannot be considered a good sign for the people of the area! * *Washington Times* *The U.S. Air Force has deployed B-52 long-ranger bombers to the... more »

The Tragedy of William Stark, who conclusively proved that eating crap will kill you, by a process of self-experimentation, in 1770, a fact which more people should pay attention to.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 3 hours ago
How did I not know about William Stark MD? Born in Birmingham of an Irish mother and a Scottish father, he studied philosophy in Glasgow and medicine in Edinburgh and at the University of Leiden before going to work as a doctor in London in 1765. "The person on whom these experiments are tried is a healthy man, about twenty-nine years of age, six feet high, stoutly made, but not corpulent, of a florid complexion, with red hair." However, the Doctor who attended his final hours writes "He was of a fair complexion, tall, of a thin make, and healthful." In 1769 Stark began a series ... more »

"The Will To Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The will to truth is enshrined in the mind. It is undeniable, inescapable, mutable only if one's humanity itself is rejected, itself muted. Yet the form of this truth, whether it be elaborate, simple, exclusive and regulatory or comprehensive and positive… this is a matter of aesthetics, taste. It is all inherently meaningless, the puzzle just as much as the pieces themselves, ephemeral. Yet more than this it is concrete, eternal, heavy and inescapable, a preponderous amalgam of things small and large, the actuality of which is imminent, the meaning of which is too great to acknow... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Banking Crisis EXPLODES in Europe on a Sunday Afternoon: * *AUSTRIA ORDERS FIRST-EVER BANK "BAIL-IN"; * *TAKES DEPOSITORS MONEY FOR FAILED BANK"* by U.S. Reporter April 10, 2016, 12:00 Noon EDT: "In a move which could trigger a collapse of European banks, Austria "Bailed-in" a failed bank; seizing depositor money to pay bank debts, leaving citizens broke. This could be the actual start of a complete systemic banking collapse in Europe as panicked citizens, seeing their fellow depositors wiped out in one fell swoop, start pulling their money out of the banking system. This has "DIS... more »

April 10: 2016: something a little different

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
I have a friend who is devoutly Christian. As a Christian, he believes in the concept of the "end times" when the world will come to an end, Jesus will return to earth, and the dead will rise, and all people living and dead will be judged, and sent to heaven or to hell. Some Christians I have known are almost hysterical with joy that the end times are here. All the signs they look for are here - the unending wars, the re-creation of Biblical Israel, nuclear weapons. And now, fer sure, fer sure, the fighting in the middle east. That's a big sign I have known some so hysterical with j... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 4 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Transgender People Burning at the Stakes as Modern-Day Heretics Let The Carpet Bombing Begin: U.S. Deploys B-52s In Fight Against ISIS Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television "Where Else Can I Put My Money?" - China Starts Arresting People As Crisis It Created Comes Full Circle War On Cash Escalates: Japan Starts Testing Fingerprints As "Currency" Hillary Reeling As Sanders Makes It Seven In A Row - Wins Wyoming Caucus U.S. Government Reveals 3,000 Ton Delivery Of Weapons To Al-Qaeda-Linked Syrian Rebels First Denmark, Now... more »

Expert: Obama Overtime Rule Is an Attack on Millennials

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Young Exhausted Women Working Late in Office, Small Businesses, Startups] Federal officials have worked to expand overtime to more workers, but their approach has the potential to disproportionately harm millennials. President Barack Obama has targeted overtime compensation as a key area in need of reform. The Department of Labor (DOL)...more »

World’s Wild Tiger Count Rising for First Time in a Century

KATY DAIGLE at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Tiger Cubs, Tigers, Tiger Population] NEW DELHI (AP) -- The world’s count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with some 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the...more »

Today on the Campaign Trail

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Presidential Countdown 2016, Election, Campaign, Presidential Candidates] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 4:07 p.m. Donald Trump is blasting a “corrupt” election system for complicating his path to the Republican nomination. Trump tells a crowd of thousands of...more »

Autism Awareness Month, 2016

Robert Grumbine at More Grumbine Science - 4 hours ago
A heads up that it's autism awareness month again. Autism hasn't changed much in the past year, so I don't have much new to say. My 2015 post covers what I have to say myself. In brief: people are people, including autistic people. People are all similar, because we're people. And people are all different, because we are people. All of this applies to autistic people too, no more, no less.

The winner of the summarise-Stefan-Molyneux competition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
I keep being sent “recommendations” to follow a fellow called Stefan Molyneux. I’m not sure why. He appears explicitly opposed to virtually everything I value. Mark Kormes describes for example a recent “podcast” by the creature on Donald Trump (who the Molyneux supports) and Objectivist opposition to his candidacy. As Mr Kormes says, the podcast is very revealing of his mentality *It's not pretty, and it's sad that this person has any influence at all. In summary, and as a TL;DR: the left is bad, so things the left thinks are wrong by definition and opposition to the left is g... more »

Reports: Panama Firm Usurped Name of Red Cross to Hide Money

RAPHAEL SATTER at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Mossack Fonseca, Panama Papers, Offshore Accounts] PARIS (AP) -- The law firm at the center of the Panama offshore accounts scandal routinely usurped the name of the Red Cross and other charities to help obscure the origin of millions of dollars in questionable funds, two newspapers... more »

The West's Tolerance For Wahhabism Must End

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*The government of England and other European governments have tolerated, and even promoted, Wahhabism in their societies for far too long. Their insane policies have encouraged the rise of ISIS and contributed to the spread of terrorism in the Middle East, North Africa, and, now, on their own continent. * *An excerpt from, "The Saudi Wahhabis are the real foe" By Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Politico, November 16, 2015: * So instead of invading Iraq, blowing up Jihadi John and individual terrorists, thus causing a multiplication of these agents, it would have been be easier to focus on... more »

Christine Ferguson - Other Worlds: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Cross-Cultures of Spiritualism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Title: Christine Ferguson - Other Worlds: Alfred Russel Wallace and the Cross-Cultures of Spiritualism. Source: Situating Science. Date Published: February 5, 2014. Description: * October 30, 2013 Dr. Christine Ferguson, University of Glasgow University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta A part of the Alfred Russel Wallace lecture series at the University of Alberta. In 1848, a young Alfred Russel Wallace arrived at the gate to the Amazon river in Pará, ready to embark on the exploration tour that would provide him with his first extended contact with non-Western indigenous peoples. T... more »

Quote of the Day: The leading cause of economic progress …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
“Economic progress is the leading manifestation of yet another major institutional feature of capitalism: *the harmony of the rational self-interests of all men*, in which the success of each promotes the well-being of all. The basis of capitalism’s harmony of interests is the combination of freedom and rational self-interest operating in the context of the division of labour, which is itself their institutional creation. Under freedom, no one may use force to obtain the cooperation of others. He must obtain their cooperation voluntarily. To do this, he must show the... more »

An Open Letter to Bruce Springsteen and His Band

Michael Brown at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this November 2, 2008 file photo, Singer Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa listen as then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Mall in Cleveland, Ohio.] Dear Bruce, As a resident of North Carolina since 2003, I read with interest that you decided to cancel your April 10th concert in Greensboro because of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. In your statement you explained... more »

Police hunt on-the-run child rapist from Rochdale paedophile gang

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
This news story beggars belief, what was the trial judge thinking? 'A child rapist jailed for 19 years for his role in a Rochdale paedophile gang has been on the run for more than four months and is feared to have fled to Pakistan. Choudry Ikhalaq Hussain, 38, was sentenced to imprisonment in his absence on Friday for rape, sexual activity with a child and conspiracy to rape. But Hussain, who was part of a 10-strong child abuse ring all of whom were of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage, absconded during his trial last November and police believe he is now in hiding abroad. Duri... more »

Science in The Martian

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
*The Martian* has two very unique features not shared by your average big budget blockbuster. First, it has Sean Bean in it and *his character lives*. Second, as a science fiction piece it is virtually alone in projecting forward a non-dystopian future in which scientific endeavour comes out smelling of roses. Before you read any further, this review is a touch spoilerific, so stay away if you're saving *The Martian* up for a rainy evening. That said, I don't think there's any need to dwell on the plot as it's not a particularly deep film. Set at some unspecified point in the near ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*The New Orleans Saints mourn the loss of defensive end Will Smith*

EU subsidises the CHINESE steel which is decimating British industry

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/eu-subsidises-the-chinese-steel-which-is-decimating-british-industry/#more-26620 Sometimes I really despair. From Tallbloke: BRITISH taxpayers have been forced to subsidise the very Chinese steel companies that are threatening 40,000 UK jobs, critics say. It comes after revelations that the European Investment Bank has given so-called “soft loans” to China of £80million as part of […]

Drink up. The gods want you to be happy.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Capture] Benjamin Franklin is supposed to have said that wine (or beer) is proof that the gods loves us and want us to be happy. Look at these photos, captured by Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti of his friends after 1, 2 and 3 glasses of wine, and you might understand him. You might also find it hard to deny that alcohol can be a force for happiness in this world. *He explains how his 3 Glasses project started as a joke with his friends, with the first images capturing the stress and fatigue after a full day’s work….* The best thing about alcohol being swiftlyan... more »

Belgian Jihadi Carried Toxic Material Used to Infect People with Fatal illnesses like Typhoid and Cholera per Pamela Geller

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
Some news about the Belgian Jihadi attack that you won't learn about from the protect the reputation of Islam at all costs BBC. ' "Belgian Suspect Ameroud Said to Have Carried Potentially Toxic Material," By Laurence Norman, Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2016: Authorities play down threat posed by material BRUSSELS—Belgian police sent an internal note around in recent days warning that a terror suspect arrested three days after the Brussels attacks was carrying material that could be used to infect people with fatal illnesses like typhoid and cholera, a police official confirmed.... more »

An everyday story of country folk?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Though I've listened to Radio 4 ever since I was a teenager I've never been an *Archers *fan. I've barely sat through an entire episode of it in the past thirty or more years, so I'm not really able to judge its overall trajectory. David Keighley, however, isn't just a long-time listener. He used to write blurb for *The Archers *in the early '80s. And his account of his falling-out-of-love with Radio 4's "everyday story of country folk" makes for an interesting read. His basic point is that *The Archers *abruptly turned into just another agenda-ridden, politically correct BBC o... more »

Gas Prices Jump By 8 Cents Over Past 3 Weeks, to $2.10 — and Range from $1.67 to $2.80

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Pumping Gasoline, Gas Station, Gas Prices] CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of gasoline has jumped by 8 cents over the past three weeks, to $2.10 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the hike is due to gas stations... more »

Fireworks Display Explodes At Temple In India Killing 106

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A huge fire broke out during a fireworks display at a Hindu temple in south India, killing at least 106 people and injuring 350 others. Kerala state government has ordered an official inquiry into the incident which happened early Sunday morning at the Puttingal temple in Paravoor, near Kollam. Asia Times reports: Retired justice Krishnan Nair will be in charge of the inquiry and the report will be submitted in six months. The crime branch will investigate a pending case related to fireworks filed by locals at Paravoor police station. TamilNadu Update News & Videos YouTube video: ADG... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Here's something you may have missed (as I did, until now)... Hold the presses! The BBC Editorial Complaints Unit (ECU) has actually ruled *against *a BBC website article: *The “sanitised narrative” of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing, bbc.co.uk: Finding by the Editorial Complaints Unit* *Complaint* *According to this online article, the rationale that the use of the A-bombs was intended to shorten the war and avoid an indefinite number of casualties “was constructed after the war, by America’s leaders, to justify what they had done”. The historian Antony Beevor complained that this s... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
"Penetration" by Ingo Swann - free pdf book

Unlike Trump's, Chris Larson's Concession Statement Inspires

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The media has been comparing Trump's boorish "concession" statement after Cruz beat him in Wisconsin with Hillary's more graceful-- albeit completely insincere-- tweet congratulating Bernie for his stunning 56.6- 43.1% victory, in which he beat her in 71 of the state's 72 counties. But there's a better statement to compare Trump's to, the one state Senator Chris Larson sent to his supporters after he was defeated in the race for Milwaukee County Executive. The contrast between Larson and Trump couldn't been starker. It isn't anodyne like Clinton's or offensive like Trump's and, un... more »

US Aircraft Spotted Dropping Arms to ISIS in Iraq

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Link & Link * *I don't doubt it! This wouldn't be the first time, or event the second or third time, I've seen this type of activity being reported on by the Iraqi media. * *Several Iraqi policemen claim they have seen US aircraft dropping weapons and munitions for Daesh terrorists in a region west of the Anbar province on Friday.* In a *video posted on Iraq’s al-Maaloomah news website *on Sunday, t*hey are purportedly heard saying that the American plane had also jammed their communication devices in the Hadisah Island district.* *"There is an American aircraft seen at four o’c...more »

Germany Proposes Sanctions if Tax Avoidance Havens Don’t Cooperate, Other News on Mossack Fonseca

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Mossack Fonseca, Offshore Accounts, Panama Papers] PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Germany’s finance minister says countries who don’t participate in... more »

Of Sodor and Man, the religious deathbed impulses of two Communist leaders, Pope Francis and the family, and Francis Asbury

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Up till that Jonathan Freedland interview I'd actually been rather enjoying this morning's *Sunday *on Radio 4... ****** The programme began, pretty much inevitably, with the *Panama Papers* story. This was dealt with though an interesting interview with someone the *Sunday *website called "Robert Paterson, Bishop of Soder and Man". Now, whoever writes the *Sunday *website blurb is notoriously prone to sloppiness (and keeps getting told off about it by someone on Twitter) and Bishop Robert's correct title is 'Bishop of Sodor and Man'. Though I live very close to the best port in ... more »

US Official: Kerry to Offer No Apology for Hiroshima

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second right, and France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, right, walk with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, second left, as they visit the Itsukushima Shrine during a cultural break in Miyajima Island from their G7 foreign ministers meetings in nearby Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday, April 10, 2016.] HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won’t say sorry for America’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. A U.S. official traveling with Kerry ruled out an apology ahead of Monday’s tour with... more »

Top Cartel Leader Appeared to Find Temporary Haven in Texas

DAVID WARREN at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: A March 23, 2016 photo shows the home of Southlake attorney Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, who was killed by a masked gunman in May 2013 in the parking area across from the Banana Republic in Southlake, Texas. The victim's Range Rover was parked in a spot across the street from the Southlake Town Center store. Federal court records say Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa was the acting head of a notorious drug cartel, a startling claim that if true serves as another instance of a top cartel leader found operating not in Mexico but rather in Texas.] DALLAS (AP) -- A man who was slain at an ... more »

Economic News & Views ( April 10 , 2016 ) Overview - Top Items For Sunday ( 1. Ukraine Prime Minister Announces Resignation To Be Presented Tuesday To The Rada - Parliament Will Have Thirty Days To Form A New Coalition Government. President Poroshenko Now Will Be In Full Focus With Panama Papers Disclosures A Serious Concern. 2. Refugee / Migration Crisis - Top Items To Consider. 3. Greece "Non Refugee Related " News - Bailout Talks With Creditors In Primary focus. 4. Italian Bank Travails. 5. Syria Battlefield Updates - Attack To Liberate Aleppo From ISIS and Other Combatants Looming. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
Ukraine....... 3 hours ago *Ukraine*'s prime minister offers cryptic reasons for sudden resignation: https://news.vice.com/article/ukrain e-prime-minister-arseny-yatseniuk-resigns-political-crisis?utm_source=vicenewstwitter … *Bloomberg* ‏@business 3h 3 hours ago MORE: Yatsenyuk's resignation gives Ukraine's parliament 30 days to form a new coalition government http://bloom.bg/1VK6qQV *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4h4 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Sputnik With Yats stepping down-battle for Prime Minister position could come down to two names : 1) Volodymir G... more »

Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, Casualties Reported In Pakistan

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A powerful earthquake has struck north-east Afghanistan close to the border with Tajikistan. Strong tremors were felt in Pakistan, Tajikistan and India, as far away as New Delhi, with reports of casualties and damages. RT reports: The quake had a depth of 210km and took pace 39km from the town of Ashkasham, Afghanistan, the USGS reported. The China Earthquake Networks Center first measured it at 7.3 magnitude, with various centers then putting the magnitude anywhere between that and the USGS’ measurement of 6.6. At least 2 people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan as a result of...more »

"How It Really Is"

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

FBI Director Explains Why He Puts Tape Over His Webcam

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: webcam] During a Wednesday speech on privacy at Kenyon College, FBI Director James Comey said he's anxious enough about the prospect of covert surveillance that he places tape over his computer's webcam. Sometimes ridiculed as a hokey and bizarre privacy measure... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
QUEBEC COPS KILL ONKWE’HON:WEH AT LAC SIMON Posted on April 10, 2016 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. 10 APRIL 2016. Protest in solidarity with Lac Simon Anishnabeg community on Monday in Montreal. We are presently mourning the April 6 murder of Jean-Pierre Bony, killed by a plastic bullet from the SPVM in Montreal North.Jean Pierre Bony murder.  On April 7 the

5 Things to Know About G-7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

MARI YAMAGUCHI at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Japan G7] HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries are meeting in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Sunday and Monday. Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier was to miss the first day sessions due to aircraft problems... more »

Identical Twin Couples Resort To Surgery To Tell Each Other Apart

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Identical twin brothers and their wives, who are identical twin sisters, are resorting to plastic surgery in order to tell each other apart. After several mix-ups the twin couples have decided to undergo facial surgery to make them look slightly different from each other The Independent reports: The two couples, from the Shanxi province in China, often find it difficult to tell which twin is their spouse and which is their in-law, leading to frustration and confusion. After several mix-ups, the couples are resorting to plastic surgery in order to differentiate their appearances, say ... more »

The Z-word

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
This morning's *Sunday *on Radio 4 discussed the concept of Zionism in the light of the Labour Party *anti-Semitism* row (though, oddly, the feature failed to mention the Labour Party). I'm still rubbing my eyes in disbelief at what I heard. Ed Stourton interviewed Jonathan Freedland of the *Guardian*. Startlingly, Jonathan said that he himself "almost never" uses the word 'Zionism' these days. Why? "Because it's so misunderstood that it's become almost functionally useless as a word". Why? Because some people will think it means he supports "what the Israeli government did ... more »

Soviet Aerial Reconnaissance and Roswell

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
Although I have hoped to avoid revisiting this suggestion, something that I looked into in the early 1990s, it has suddenly taken hold in several arenas. I suspect that part of the reason is that some of those who clung to Project Mogul now realize that it was not the culprit. The documentation for that conclusion is overwhelming. But this does not lead to the extraterrestrial (for some of you, please note this qualification) and if there is no alien visitation, then there must be a terrestrial explanation somewhere. As a preamble, let me note that I have done a great deal of resear... more »

US Serves Up Cyber Justice Against Foreign Hackers

Riley Walters at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hackers] A number of high-profile cases involving international cyberattacks on the U.S. have been unsealed for the public. The incidents, released by the Department of Justice, involve everything from hacking U.S. banks to online hoaxes regarding a terrorist attack, and hacking... more »

“The Panama Papers: Oozing Slime”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Panama Papers: Oozing Slime”* by Robert Hunziker “The Panama Papers, a one-year investigation by over 100 reporters worldwide (The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism) of offshore money hiding/laundering/taxation avoidance, is a cause célèbre of underhandedness seldom, if ever, revealed to the world’s public. It is comparable to lifting a rotting log in the woods and finding an active nest of millipedes, red worms, and cockroaches scampering about to escape the bright sunlight. They can’t stand the sunlight because darkness is their life. “It’s the biggest l... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“5 Unhinged Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Gov. Rick Scott Hits Stunning New Low”* by Janet Allon "Welcome to the right-wing gaff-o-sphere. Here are some low-points this week. *1. Some politicians make attack ads against political opponents. Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes them against, uh, constituents who dare criticize him. *In a video that quickly went viral, a woman named Cara Jennings confronted Scott in a Gainesville, Florida Starbucks for signing a bill cutting funding to Planned Parenthood and other providers of women’s healthcare. In response, he dissembled and denied a...more »

Former House Speaker Faces Prison Over Sex Abuse Cover Up

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Former Republican and Speaker of the House of Representatives could be jailed for six months for trying to cover up a $3.5 million payoff to one of five boys he allegedly molested when he was a high school teacher in Illinois. Dennis Hastert sexually abused at least four boys when he coached wrestling at Yorkville High School in a Chicago suburb from 1965 to 1981, federal prosecutors said. In documents which were released on Friday, prosecutors detailed the allegations against Hastert, the longest-running Republican speaker of the House, and the great lengths he took in order to cov... more »

An Update For April 2016

Cara Elizabeth Ramsey at Liz – Day By Day - 9 hours ago
I’ve not had a lot to write about here on my blog this year. Life as me is settling down quite nicely. There’s no change on the family front. My eldest son remains estranged, by his own choice. My youngest son remains distant. My daughter and I grow closer, or at least it feels that […]

Exclusive Update: Trump Closer To Choosing Kasich As VP

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Less than a month ago, we reported exclusive information from a source with close ties to the Donald Trump Presidential campaign who told us that Trump was planning on choosing competitor John Kasich as his running mate. In an article titled, Insider Reveals The Shocking Person Who Is Trump’s VP Choice, we wrote: YourNewsWire.com has exclusively learned from sources connected to the Trump campaign that Trump and his advisors allegedly have been having meetings as early as October, 2015 with one of his opponents – a person that Donald Trump feels will be the best bet for a running mat... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 10, 2016* Can the Islamic State be defeated without Kurds? -- Fehim Taştekin, Al-Monitor Syrian peace talks set to resume with few hopeful of progress -- Ian Black, The Guardian Why Women Put on the Suicide Vest -- Tobin Harshaw, Bloomberg Saudi Oil Gambit Moves to Phase Two -- Julian Lee, Bloomberg Analysis: Nuclear deal puts US between Iran and a hard place -- AP How Turkey's Reform Project Ended in Isolation -- Michael Werz, Spiegel Online Western Mistakes, Remade in China -- Adair Turner, Project Syndicate The world looks awa... more »

A Front Page from the Future?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 10 hours ago
*The Boston Globe* has some fun today, including with the paper a fake front page from the beginning of an imagined Trump presidency. You can see it here.

Iraqi Police Claim US Plane Dropped Arms For ISIS Militants

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Several Iraqi policemen claim to have seen a US aircraft dropping weapons and munitions for ISIS terrorists in a region west of the Anbar province on Friday. The police purportedly claimed that the American plane also jammed their communication devices in Hadisah Island. AlAlam reports: “There is an American aircraft seen at four o’clock in the morning on Friday over the Hadisah Island district of the Anbar province, delivering weapons and munitions to ISIS criminals,” one of the policemen says. “The plane proceeded to jam radar devices of the police regiment stationed in Hadisah Is... more »

Judge Who Ordered Electric Shock On Defendant Is Fined & Sentenced

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The sadistic judge who ordered the electric shock of a defendant in court has been fined and put on probation. Robert C Nalley, a former Maryland judge, was sentenced to anger management classes, a year on probation and was also hit with a $5,000 fine on Thursday. RT reports: Nalley pled guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law for ordering a deputy sheriff to shock a defendant during a 2014 criminal trial, SM News reports. The defendant was wearing a “stun cuff” on his ankle and fell to the ground screaming after he was shocked, as seen in the court video. Delvon King was ... more »

The BBC and half the story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
*The Mail on Sunday *reported another unpleasant development in the Labour anti-Semitism story this morning - the suspension of a Muslim Labour councillor from Luton called Aysegul Gurbuz over various anti-Semitic tweets. She's a 20 year old student at Warwick University, where she acts as an organiser for the Friends of Palestine society. The tweets include ones praising Hitler as the "greatest man in history", saying "Ed Miliband is Jewish. He will never become prime minister of Britain", and hoping Iran will use nuclear weapons and "wipe Israel off the map". In her defence, ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Syrian PM says Russia to back new Aleppo attack; opposition says truce near collapse* The Russian air force and Syrian military are preparing a joint operation to take Aleppo from rebels, the Syrian prime minister was quoted saying on Sunday, and an opposition official said a ceasefire was on the verge of collapse. With a U.N. envoy due in Damascus in a bid to advance struggling diplomatic efforts, the "cessation of hostilities agreement" brokered by Russia and the United States came under new strain as government and rebel forces fought near Aleppo. The ceasefire ca... more »

Despite Scott Walker And Paul Ryan, Democracy Is Still Alive And Kicking In Wisconsin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Great that Wisconsin state Rep. David Bowen, a DNC super-delegate, pledged his support to Bernie after Bernie's sweeping victory in his state last week. Bernie beat the establishment candidate 567,936 (56.6%) to 432,767 (43.1%) and won 71 of Wisconsin's 72 counties. Bowen, who is Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party mentioned on his Facebook page that Wisconsin "voters have decided by a 14 point margin that they desire the political revolution Bernie Sanders speaks about... I am honored to endorse the Senator and to work with the campaign in amplifying its message that ha... more »

Mark Mardell jets off to Lake Como

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I've mentioned before my envious feelings towards Mark Mardell. Quite how he manages to wangle so many licence-fee-funded trips to sunny locations is beyond me, but all credit to him for pulling it off so often! For this weekend's *The World This Weekend *he'd clearly wangled himself a trip to the shores of Lake Como in Italy for a few minute's worth of interviews with people attending a high-powered think-tank conference in a luxurious palace. Look at the picture above. That's where he's been (the lucky beggar)! The conference crowd talked tax avoidance, social inequality, "pop... more »

It's the nature o' th' beast

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I didn't need my blood pressure tablets for today's *The Big Questions. *No holders of unfashionable views were fed to the lions for once and there was no Verona-style brawling in the studio either. The programme discussed Shakespeare and the Bible and the panel featured lots of professors, including Professor Stanley Wells. Everyone treated everyone else respectfully and everyone enjoyed themselves. Intelligent, entertaining discussion followed - especially after people started forgetting the 'big question'. It was all very civilised. (Those lions must be feeling hungry, poor th... more »

Afghanistan 6.6 Earthquake Shakes Major Cities

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake that hit Afghanistan this morning was felt in a number of major cities across south-west Asia. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake initially measured as magnitude 7.1, struck close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT Epicenter of 7.1 quake was located at Koh Hindukash Region Afghanistan at depth of 236 km https://t.co/i6NaeHepwPpic.twitter.com/ZDr6wIWoac — Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) April 10, 2016 The USGS said the quake struck one of the most seismically-active regions on earth. The area is located where the India and Eura... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center left at back, begins the first working session of the G-7 Ministerial meeting with colleagues from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Britain at the Grand Prince Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan, April 10, 2016. *VOA:* *Kerry, in Japan for G-7 Meeting, to Focus on Global Security Threats.* HIROSHIMA, JAPAN—Global security threats are among the focal points for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other Group of Seven (G-7) foreign ministers who have launched a two-day meeting in Hiroshima, Japan. Kerry arrived in Hir... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes, it is Sunday again, and time again for my weekly rant... I have had many friends, colleagues, and even critics, out there asking why I have not posted as many articles at this site over the last while... And I will say it right out for everyone to see... I have been so busy these last few months that I have not had the time! I have been involved in some major projects with my work and so much to do with my personal life over the last while that this blog and its writings have fallen by the wayside.... And with so little spare time, I have not had a chance... more »

NATO Pushing "New Platforms with More Capability"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
An interesting example showing how NATO (using Canada) trains eastern European military forces to be aimed at Russia. In this case Romania is dragged into the coming steaming war kettle in order to take down Moscow. Toward the end of the video the key to the golden money chest is unveiled - the Romanian officer confirms that their meager national resources will be used to buy 'new platforms like the F-16... with more capability.' The weapons industry back in the USA will keep cranking, local communities will become further addicted to military jobs, and US and Romanian citizens ... more »

Did The White House Order Its Military Officials To Not Talk About China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Adm. Harry Harris, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, is pushing an aggressive plan to contest China's expanding island-building in the South China Sea. (Photo: MC2 Kegan E. Kay/Navy) *CNN*: *Military officials: White House didn't want public dispute on China* Washington (CNN)Senior military commanders are being dissuaded from publicly discussing Chinese actions in the South China Sea, multiple defense officials told CNN Friday. The White House has sought to cut down on any airing of differences between the Defense Department and the National Security Council on the sensitive issue... more »

U.S. Breaks Deal....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Despite concessions from the Department of Energy, South Carolina has no intention of dropping its lawsuit against the DOE for failing to build a nuclear waste disposal plant. The delay is also scuppering a deal the US made to treat Russia’s plutonium. Even Lindsay Graham is pissed.

Another Year Of Unrest In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a news conference in Kyiv on January 14. *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *Ukraine on Fire* *Activists are furious at Petro Poroshenko for not tackling corruption—while keeping offshore, tax-dodging accounts.* KIEV — A pile of car tires is a strong symbol in post-revolutionary Ukraine. It is associated with unrest, crowds on the streets, clashes between riot police and protesters and eventually lots of black smoke. This week, piles of tires appeared in front of the Prosecutor’s Office in Odessa and outside the Presidential Administra... more »

Ukraine Prime Minister Has Resigned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
I have taken the decision to resign as Prime Minister of Ukraine. On Tuesday, April 12 my request will be submitted to the Parliament — Arseniy Yatsenyuk (@Yatsenyuk_AP) April 10, 2016 *Reuters*: *Ukraine PM Yatseniuk resigns* Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tendered his resignation in a televised broadcast on Sunday and signaled support for parliamentary speaker and presidential ally Volodymyr Groysman to take over his post. Yatseniuk has resisted pressure to resign since surviving a no-confidence motion against his government in February, but Ukraine's political crisis... more »

Adolf Hitler’s House To Be Seized By Austrian Government

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be seized from its rightful owner by the Austrian government in an attempt to stop it being a focal point for Nazi sympathisers. The decision was taken after several years of discussion about how to prevent neo-Nazi interest, officials said. The BBC reports: Hitler was born in the house in the town of Braunau am Inn in April, 1889. The property has been leased from its owner by the government since 1972, and it was used for many years as a centre for people with disabilities. But it fell empty in 2011 following a dispute between the govern... more »

The CIA Is Now In The Cosmetics Business

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Twitter user @DC_Inno *The Intercept*: *BEAUTY SECRETS OF THE SPIES* *CIA’s Venture Capital Arm Is Funding Skin Care Products That Collect DNA* SKINCENTIAL SCIENCES, a company with an innovative line of cosmetic products marketed as a way to erase blemishes and soften skin, has caught the attention of beauty bloggers on YouTube, Oprah’s lifestyle magazine, and celebrity skin care professionals. Documents obtained by The Intercept reveal that the firm has also attracted interest and funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the Central Intelligence Agency. The previously un... more »

Rand Corporation: Terrorism is random, insignificant, has declined since 1970s

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
America's leading think tank says the so-called war on terror is a hoax. Since 9/11/2001, we have been living in a terrorized world of "heightened alerts" and "threat levels raised to orange." The war on terror has been used to double the US military budget, stage disastrous and illegal wars of aggression, and eviscerate the Constitution. But now the Rand Corporation tells us: *"Using the Global Terrorism Database, the researchers find an absence of clustering for terrorist events around trigger events since 1994, no increases in terrorism on significant dates, and a decline of ter... more »

Vengeance -- and More -- Drives "Unborn Victims" Law

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 14 hours ago
I said I had no more to say about the new “unborn victims” law proposed as a private member’s bill by double-plus good fetus freak Cathay Wagantall. But there have been developments. The bill (C225) has been deemed votable, which mean we will be subjected to a glurge-filled debate in Parliament on it. Like Ken Epp’s ill-fated C484, this “unborn victims law" is intended to and will, if passed, impact Canadian women’s right to autonomy by giving rights and status to fetuses. DAMMIT JANET! opposes C225 as does Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) (pdf). This bill, like other... more »

A New, Fascinating History of the Brutal but Brilliant Roman Empire

Michael Kirke at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Great Fire of Rome] We look back at the classical world and classical civilization with glasses that are a little too rose-tinted. Myths were at the foundation of that world -- myths about men as well as myths about gods. Myths are still at the... more »

Heavy Fighting Reported Between Islamic State Linked Militants And Philippine Soldiers With Heavy Casualties On Both Sides

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Philippine troops clash with Muslim rebels; 23 killed, 73 hurt* Philippine soldiers battled a group of about 120 Muslim rebels linked to Islamic State in a ten-hour assault on a southern island that killed 23 people, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Major Filemon Tan said the military attacked a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf rebels on the island of Basilan led by Isnilon Hapilon, an insurgent for whom the U.S. State Department has offered a bounty of up to $5 million. "I can confirm 18 soldiers were killed and 53 were wounded," Tan said, adding that five militants, includi... more »

“The End of the American Empire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“The End of the American Empire”* by Chas W. Freeman, Jr. “I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to note that one of our most charming characteristics as Americans is our amnesia. I mean, we are so good at forgetting what we’ve done and where we did it that we can hide our own Easter eggs. I’m reminded of the geezer—someone about my age—who was sitting in his living room having a drink with his friend while his wife made dinner. He said to his friend, “You know, we went to a really terrific restaurant last week. You’d like it. Great atmosphe... more »

British Prime Minister David Cameron Releases His Tax Records To Quell Protests Over His Family's Tax Affairs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *UK's Cameron releases tax records to calm Panama Papers storm* British Prime Minister David Cameron took the unusual step on Sunday of publishing his tax records to try to end days of questions about his personal wealth caused by the mention of his late father's offshore fund in the Panama Papers. Cameron's initial reluctance to admit that he had benefited from the fund caused a furor, compounding his problems when he faces a huge political fight to persuade Britons to vote to stay in the European Union in a June 23 referendum. The EU issue has split his Conservative ... more »

Christians, Religious Liberty and the Public Square: Getting a Place at the Table

George Yancey at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Businessman at Table, Job Interview] A recent Lifeway survey returned two seemingly contradictory results: An increasing number of Americans agree that religious liberty is declining, but an increasing number also agree that Christians complain too much. The authors of the research suggest this means that... more »

Krugman Over The Edge

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I wonder if I'll ever read anything by Paul Krugman again. I doubt it. As Matt Taibbi put so elegantly in *Rolling Stone* Friday, "he's been doing a lot of shovel work for the Hillary Clinton campaign lately" and what he's shoveling is destroying his own reputation. Krugman's "Sanders Over The Edge" piece in the *NY Times* Friday was an ugly character attack but what's turned so many former Krugman fans off was his bullshit about the causes of the crash. Sounding almost as pathetic as bank board of director Barney Frank-- who accepted $4,451,123 from the Finance Sector while work... more »

DARPA Unveils ‘Sea Hunter’: US Navy’s 130-Foot Anti-Submarine Drone

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The US military have christened a 130 foot drone warship that can operate autonomously hunting for submarines and mines at sea. “Sea Hunter” is a major advance in robotic warfare designed to cruise the ocean’s surface for two or three months at a time – without a crew or anyone controlling it remotely. The Washington Post reports: The oddly shaped ship is called Sea Hunter and is the centerpiece of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The christening marks a new step for the pr...more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

Brussels Bombers Were Planning To Hit Paris Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Mohamed Abrini admits to being 'man in the hat' at Brussels airport* The 31-year-old, also thought to have been involved in Paris attacks, made confession following arrest on Friday After nearly three weeks of frantic searching, Belgian authorities have announced they have finally arrested and identified the elusive “man in the hat” spotted alongside two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Brussels airport on 22 March. In a statement on Saturday evening, Belgian prosecutors said Mohamed Abrini, 31, the last identified suspect at large from the Paris attacks... more »

Erick Erickson Talks Religious Liberty Fights: ‘The Left Has Overreached’

Erick Erickson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: religious liberty - 900] Erick Erickson, former editor-in-chief of RedState, talks to The Daily Signal about religious liberty, Hollywood values, bathroom laws and why the coziness of big business with big government is causing problems for conservatives. The Daily Signal, Copyright 2016


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Will Smith, former Saints player, shot dead in New Orleans after apparent road rage incident* *Former teammates, colleagues react to Will Smith's death *


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*WCU: Western Communist University* Mike Adams The next time a college professor starts lecturing on the importance of a free and open marketplace of ideas beware. He’s probably going to offer a few platitudes before he throws in an awkward “but,” and then shows his true beliefs about free expression. As a general rule, you can ignore everything that comes before the word “but.” It is usually after he utters his first “but” that he really starts to show his ass. At Western Carolina University (WCU) the faculty senate recently showed its true colors on an important issue of academ... more »

Prosecutors: Group That Hit Brussels Planned France Attack

RAPHAEL SATTER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Police secure an area during a house search in the Etterbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Saturday April 9, 2016. The arrest Friday of six men suspected of links to the Brussels bombings, including the last known fugitive in last year's Paris attacks, raised new questions about the extent of the Islamic State cell believed to have carried out the intertwined attacks that left 162 people dead in two countries.] PARIS (AP) -- The attackers who struck Brussels on March 22 initially planned to launch a second assault on France, Belgium’s Federal Prosecution Office said Sunday. But... more »

Panama Papers: UK Prime Minister David Cameron Publishes Tax Returns in Effort to Defuse Row

SHAWN POGATCHNIK at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the Conservative party's spring forum in central London, Saturday, April 9, 2016. British Prime Minister David Cameron says he bungled his admission of his investment in an offshore fund revealed in the mammoth data breach at a Panama law firm.] DUBLIN (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron published his income tax returns for the past seven years Sunday in hopes of defusing criticism over his investment in an offshore trust run by his late father. Cameron became the first... more »

Boston Globe Prints Fake Front Page Envisioning Headlines Under a Trump Presidency

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This image shows a portion of a satirical front page of The Boston Globe published on the newspaper's website on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The editorial board of The Boston Globe used the parody to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. (The Boston Globe via AP)] BOSTON (AP) -- The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency. The newspaper has printed a satirical front page for its Sunday “Ideas” section. The... more »

3 Rescued Island Castaways Spelled ‘Help’ with Palm Fronds

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This photo released by U.S. Navy on April 7, 2016 shows two men waving life jackets as a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft discovered them on the uninhabited island of Fanadik. The three men were back to safety on Thursday, April 7, 2016, three days after going missing.] HONOLULU (AP) -- The men rescued in this tale of three castaways were not named Tom Hanks, or Gilligan, or Robinson Crusoe. Though they might as well have been. In a scene straight from Hollywood, or a New Yorker cartoon,... more »

Is Capitalism Set to Carve Up Florida’s Highly Subsidized Solar Industry?

Chris White at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Panels, Green Energy] Florida's heavily subsidized solar power industry is facing a possible existential crisis after a proposal was approved by the state's supreme court that would, if passed, dramatically curb the subsidies Florida doles out to people leasing solar panels. Free market... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Uncovering the Corporate Influence Over Climate Change* *An excerpt from a very elaborate "report" below. It depends entirely on content analysis, a notoriously shaky procedure. They collect documents issued by an organization and categorize them in terms of whether the documents support or oppose the global warming religion. But given past absurd content analyses from Warmists such as Naomi Oreskes and John Cook, we have to expect vast mis-categorization this time around too. Even if done honestly, content analysis is very difficult. I did a small bit of content anal... more »

U.S. Navy Officer Charged With Espionage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Virginia-Pilot*:* Navy officer charged with espionage in military court at Norfolk Naval Station* A Navy officer assigned to a patrol and reconnaissance group has been charged in military court with two counts of espionage, punishable by the death penalty under certain conditions. The lieutenant commander is being held at the brig in Chesapeake and appeared at the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing at Norfolk Naval Station on Friday, according to the Navy. The officer’s identity has not been released, and charge sheets detailing his alleged crimes were heavily redacted.... more »

Former US Navy SEAL Shooter In Osama Bid Laden Raid Charged With DUI In Montana

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Ex-Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill who says he killed Osama bin Laden charged with DUI* * Police arrested Robert O'Neill after he refused a breathalyzer test * The 39-year-old was asleep in a running car parked at a convenience store * Police said he appeared to be intoxicated and looked confused * He was charged with DUI but was released after posting $685 bond * O'Neill told police that he may have taken an Ambien used for insomnia * He told officers that he'd just flown into Butte, Montana, from overseas * O'Neill came forward in 2013 and claimed he killed the terrorist wit... more »

What is this called?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*It's Sunday. Let's take a break from politics. * If you know what the bar running across the back of truck trailers is called, simply indicate it in the comments with a "yes." Don't post the answer. If you *don't* know what it's called or, like me, never knew the thing had a name, just say "no." I'll post the answer tomorrow. Have a blessed Sunday.

New Global Nuclear Security Measures To Take Effect Next Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Tightened global nuclear security measure takes effect in May - officials* Starting in May more than 150 countries will be legally bound to strengthen their protection of nuclear facilities and to cooperate in finding and recovering stolen or smuggled nuclear material, security officials said on Friday. An amendment to the decade-old Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material was ratified after Nicaragua and Uruguay became the 101st and 102nd signatories, reaching the two-thirds of convention members required to make it legal. Yukiya Amano, the head of the... more »

“Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Know ‘Enough’ About Foreign Policy”? Who Does, Really?

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
On April Fool’s Day, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders did an interview with the New York Daily News, perceived by many to have been a botched performance. Yesterday, the New York Daily News followed up with a piece entitled “Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Know Enough About Foreign Policy, Pros Say.” (The ‘pros’ cited were not some representative […]

2016 Candidates Scoop Up Delegates in West, Bid for NY Love

KATHLEEN RONAYNE & NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, April 9, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is pointing to his growing string of statewide wins and Hillary Clinton to her still-commanding lead in the delegate hunt as the Democratic rivals jostle for momentum heading into New York’s big primary later this... more »

Massive Fire Kills More Than 100 in South India Temple Fire

ANNA MATHEWS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this image made from video, a flash from an explosion is seen from the ground during a fireworks show at a temple in Kollam, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, early Sunday, April 10, 2016. A number of people were killed and many more injured in a massive fire that broke out in a temple caused by fireworks that had been stored in the temple in preparation for the Hindu new year festival, according to an official.] THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AP) -- A massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in a Hindu temple in south India early Sunday, killing more than 100 p... more »

The Muslim community, I presume, really, you're thinking of?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Ah, one place where you can pretty much guarantee left-liberal bias during *The Andrew Marr Show *is during the weekly interview with a celebrity - and this week's edition certainly gave us some of that, with Helen Mirren giving us her view of the use of drones by Western governments (she's not a fan) and on so-called Islamophobia in the light of two of her recent films. The 'Islamophobia' angle, from what I can see, came directly from the mind of the BBC's Andrew Marr here. It appears to have been *his* choice to link the films theme - McCarthyism - with the present-day debate in ... more »

Bernie Sanders Wins Wyoming Caucus

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton to win the Wyoming democratic caucuses. The man of the people won the western state with 56 percent of the vote in a run-up to a major primary being held in New York next week. RT reports: We appreciate and thank the people of Wyoming so much for their support! https://t.co/5QKg7o5h9R — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 9, 2016 With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press reported that the Vermont senator won with 55,7 percent of the vote. While the Wyoming success was Sanders’ seventh win in a row, in reality, it did li... more »

No tax avoidance from 'The Andrew Marr Show'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
I have to say that I've not got much sympathy with people complaining that *The Andrew Marr Show *made the Cameron/tax story its main focus this morning. With all the Sunday papers in a complete front-page-and-ten-inside-pages frenzy about the story it would have looked* very *odd for Andrew Marr's programme to have simply looked away. With Jeremy Corbyn and Polly Toynbee on to attack David Cameron, and Iain Dale and Amber Rudd on to defend David Cameron, it wasn't as if the programme was leading a one-sided onslaught against the PM either - though Amber Rudd certainly got a much... more »

US Navy Rescues Castaways From Remote Uninhabited Pacific Island

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Three castaways were rescued from an uninhabited Pacific island after the US Navy spotted their ‘help’ sign made with palm leaves. 3 mariners safe after joint rescue by #USCG@USPacificFleet@US7thFleet@Amver More: https://t.co/g0j8k8f5eupic.twitter.com/DRcHyBApVQ — USCG Hawaii Pacific (@USCGHawaiiPac) April 9, 2016 ITV reports: After a large wave swamped their 9-foot skiff, the trio managed to swim nearly two miles at night to the remote island of Fanadik in Micronesia. Upon arrival, they built the help sign and waited to be rescued. Three days later, they were found. The coastguard ... more »

Yet Another Mild Winter! - Review 2015/16 + SO HOW OFTEN CAN WE EXPECT A COLD WINTER THEN? WE'VE JUST HAD 3 CONSECUTIVE MILD ONES! + Summer 2016

rss2009 at Global Cooling & New Ice Age UK - 17 hours ago
*Yet Another Mild Winter! - Review 2015/16* Firstly, may I apologise for the lengthy delay between website updates. Unfortunately, I suffered quite a significant back injury that required urgent surgery, and for which I am still in the recovery process (Please also see HERE). For the third consecutive year/winter we have now experienced yet another mild winter! An easy way out would be for me to say that these things sometimes just cluster together in this fashion, which they do, or that it's just the weather. However, I feel it is important to cover what I feel has happened and... more »

Circles of acquaintances

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
As Sarah AB points out at Harry's Place, Trevor Phillips says in his *Sunday Times *article: *Many people, however, are just unaware. Not long ago, I had an exchange with a leading newspaper columnist who airily assured me that he had many Muslim friends, and that they were integrating just as his Irish Catholic forebears did a couple of generations ago. He could not accept that his own circle of acquaintances — probably doctors, lawyers, journalists — might not be typical of the British Muslim experience.* Did Sally Hitchener and Iain Dale both miss that passage? Their anecdota... more »

Polly Toynbee and Jeremy Corbyn on Labour's anti-Semitism problem

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
The rest of the *Andrew Marr *paper review with Polly Toynbee and Iain Dale predominantly focused on David Cameron's tax affairs, though Labour's problems with anti-Semitism were also discussed, briefly: *Andrew Marr*: The Labour Party. I talked to John McDonnell about it last week on this programme, about the anti-Semitism problem, and he was very, very strong. He will have nothing to do with it, but it's a story that won't go away, isn't it? *Polly Toynbee*: It is. Of course, they should immediately fire *forever *and not keep taking them back. I mean, I think Labour doesn't se... more »

Vaxxed The Movie - A Review

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
We will not be silenced by corruption, greed and intimidation. We will support Dr. Wakefield's Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe documentary by pulling together and doing everything it takes to make sure the entire public sees this important documentary about CDC corruption, falsified data, the vaccine/Autism connection and media compliance with vaccine industry fraud. We're Awake, we're Pissed, and we're going to Put An End to the systematic destruction of our children through an ungodly vaccine paradigm. *www.vaxxedthemovie.com* *www.stopmandatoryvaccination.com* *Yout... more »

Too Much Power This Summer? Just Wait Till 2030!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/uk-will-have-too-much-electricity-this-summer-national-grid-forecasts/ As I reported yesterday: Britain will have too much electricity this summer due to the growth in wind and solar farms, National Grid has forecast, warning it could be forced to issue unprecedented emergency orders to power plants to switch off. Businesses will also be paid to shift […]

‘Me and Alex': Being Loved and Learning to Love as a Child of God

Shelly Duffer at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Woman and child reading Excited - 900] Knock, knock, knock. I knew who it was before I even got out of my office chair. It was Alex. For a split second I thought about not opening the door. We have new neighbors. They moved in about 4... more »

Distance and Death: Lethal Autonomous Weapons and Force Protection

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 18 hours ago
In 1941 Heinrich Himmler, one of the most notorious war criminals and mass murders, was faced with an unexpected problem: he could not keep using SS soldiers to murder the Jewish population because the SS soldiers were breaking psychologically. As August Becker, a member of the Nazi gas-vans, recalls, “Himmler wanted to deploy people […]

The BBC continues reacting to 'What British Muslims Really Think'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
*What British Muslims Really Thing *also came up during the paper review on the *Andrew Marr *programme, and credit is due to Andrew Marr for *not* downplaying the story and* not *going along with some of the deflection tactics employed by his two paper reviewers. Interestingly, Iain Dale ended up saying much the same as what Sally Hitchener said earlier on *BBC Breakfast* - that, anecdotally, the Muslims he speaks to in his daily life aren't like that. And Polly Toynbee simply tried to wish the Muslim problem away by saying it's a more general problem with older people and, very ... more »

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Cancer Cures Exposed! Natural Medicine Finally Revealed As THE Answer - A Notice From Green Med Info.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Cancer Cures Exposed! Natural Medicine Finally Revealed As THE Answer Green Med Info. 5 April 2016 *Natural cures for cancer not only exist, but have a huge body of scientific literature supporting them. Why don't more know about it? Both GreenMedInfo.com and Ty Bollinger's documentary, The Truth About Cancer, provide a powerful combination of awareness raising tools to help move the paradigm of cancer prevention and treatment out of the Dark Ages into a compassionate, natural, effective and affordable, root cause resolution approach. * GreenMedInfo.com's #1 health advoca... more »

Is God Dead? No, But Our Faith May be Ailing

Carolyn Moynihan at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Is God Dead? No, But Our Faith May be Ailing] Fifty years ago today Time magazine published its famous "Is God Dead?" cover, putting before the public in a dramatic way the burning question raised by certain theologians (and before them, certain philosophers) in the face of secularization in the... more »

Musical Interlude: Clannad, "Mystery Game"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Clannad, "Mystery Game" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIDzqVRFr5c

The BBC begins reacting to 'What British Muslims Really Think'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
The BBC is already reacting to *What British Muslims Really Think. * The first paper review on this morning's *BBC Breakfast *is, I suspect, going to be typical of what we see and hear about the programme over the coming days: *Naga Munchetty*: There is a Channel 4 documentary which is going to be on which is called *What British Muslims Really Think* and it's going to be on on Wednesday, and the programme presented by Trevor Phillips, the head of the Human Rights and Equality Commission, *was*, between 2006 and 2012, and some information has come out of it that will surprise lots... more »

What British Muslims Really Think

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
It again falls to Channel 4 to 'be brave' and do what the BBC has long been reluctant to do... This Wednesday Channel 4 will broadcast *What British Muslims Really Think *and there's a long piece about it in *The Sunday Times *today by Trevor Phillips from which I'll quote just a couple of paragraphs: *Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else, but with more modest dress sense and more luxuriant facial hair; any differences would fade with time and contact. Britain desperately wants to think of its Muslims a... more »

Military Photo of the Day: USS Cairo, 1862

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Uss Cairo - 900] USS Cairo 1862 Photographed in the Mississippi River area during 1862, with a boat alongside her port bow, crewmen on deck and other river steamers in the background. - Wikipedia

Houston: ‘Threatening Calls’ From Government Forced Us To Cancel ‘Vaxxed’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
If you don’t think there is a government agenda to silence the growing anti-vaccination movement then you might want to take a look at the damning paper trail that is starting to pile up. A new letter sent by the chairman of the Houston Film Festival shows that Robert DeNiro and the Tribeca Film Festival were just the first to be pressured (or should we say threatened?) not to show the film Vaxxed: From Coverup To Catastrophe. The following letter was sent to Philippe Diaz, Chairman of Cinema Libre, distributor of the film, on April 5, at 8:56 am. The situation has now escalated to ... more »

NASA Hacker Claims USA Has War Ships In Space

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
High-profile hacker Gary McKinnon claims to have some interesting information about the US Navy’s intergalactic operation – there is a top-secret fleet of “eight to ten” war ships in space, with around 25 “Non-terrestrial officers” on their books. Gary McKinnon is a British lifelong ufologist and computer expert, whose 2002 arrest for hacking into the US Navy and NASA systems was described as the ‘biggest military computer hack of all time.’ McKinnon claimed NASA’s security was so lax back then, he didn’t expect to get caught. He used a program called Landsearch to scan documents an... more »

Bernie Won Wyoming Today-- His 8th State In A Row

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The CNN anchor in the clip above told DFA executive director Charles Chamberlain to stop trying to talk about issues and just to get into the silly fight over whether what's-her-name is qualified or not, which CNN is loathe to give up on. Charles nailed it anyway by sticking to the contrast message and fending off the unrelenting CNN stupidity. I guess it's harder to sell ads if you talk about issues. Wyoming only has 23 precincts-- one for each county. Big state but few precincts for a caucus-goer. There were a lot of absentee ballots cast, many from nursing homes and that vote,... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What will become of these galaxies? Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In this case, however, the two galaxies are quite similar, each being a sprawling spiral with expansive arms and a compact core. As the galaxies advance over the next tens of millions of years, their component stars are unlikely to collide, although new stars will form in the bunching of gas caused by gravitational tides. *Click image for larger... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Water Pitcher"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Water Pitcher"* by Paulo Coelho "A legend tells of a man who used to carry water every day to his village, using two large pitchers tied on either end of a piece of wood, which he placed across his shoulders. One of the pitchers was older than the other and was full of small cracks; every time the man came back along the path to his house, half of the water was lost. For two years, the man made the same journey. The younger pitcher was always very proud of the way it did its work and was sure that it was up to the task for which it had been created, while the other pitcher ... more »

"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We are all capable of the best and the worst that humanity has to offer and knowing this allows us to find compassion. From time to time, we may all feel fed up with humanity, whether it’s from learning about what’s going on around the world, or what’s going on next door. There are always situations that leave us feeling as if people are simply not capable of behaving in a way that is coming from a place of awareness. Often it seems as if people are actually geared to handle things in th... more »


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The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
North Richland Hills, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, "The Far Field"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Far Field"* *I* "I dream of journeys repeatedly: Of flying like a bat deep into a narrowing tunnel Of driving alone, without luggage, out a long peninsula, The road lined with snow-laden second growth, A fine dry snow ticking the windshield, Alternate snow and sleet, no on-coming traffic, And no lights behind, in the blurred side-mirror, The road changing from glazed tarface to a rubble of stone, Ending at last in a hopeless sand-rut, Where the car stalls, Churning in a snowdrift Until the headlights darken. *II* At the field's end, in the corner missed by the mower, Where the turf... more »


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

US Should Drastically Change Its Policy Toward The Delusionary Pakistan - Husain Haqqani

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding" By Husain Haqqani (2013).* *An excerpt from, "Impossible to achieve uninterrupted talks with Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor" The Indian Express, March 18, 2016:* The former minister also said that whenever India has tried to make peace, that has been reciprocated with an attack. “There is nothing we want from Pakistan but peace,” Tharoor said, adding that they seem to want Kashmir and they will continue to do so. Tharoor noted that the core issue with Pakistan is not Kashmir but the nature of ... more »

The Economy: “A 'Tidal Wave' Is Coming That Will Throw The US Into Recession”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A 'Tidal Wave' Is Coming That Will Throw The US Into Recession”* by Bob Bryan “A tidal wave is coming to the US economy, according to Albert Edwards, and when it crashes it's going to throw the economy into recession. The Societe Generale economist, and noted perma-bear, believes that the profit recession facing American corporations is going to lead to a collapse in corporate credit. "Despite risk assets enjoying a few weeks in the sun our fail-safe recession indicator has stopped flashing amber and turned to red," wrote Edwards in a note to clients on Thursday. He continued: “W... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, April 2 to Apr 9, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, April 2 to Apr 9, 2016" * By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) April 9, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the Top nineteen (19) cities with recorded radiation highs exceeding 1,000 CPM that affected people for the past week in Your Rad Weather around the United States. Let’s get right to it. *All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation include Alpha, Beta, **Gamma, Neutron and X-Ray radiation. **Uncounted radiation, i... more »

Margaret Archer-- Nasty, Nasty

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I woke up yesterday at around 4am and fumbled around for the TV remote to get some light on in the room. And who should come up on my TV but BERNIE! What a happy surprise! He was chatting with the *Morning Joe * crew, most of whom were making an attempt to act like humans for a change. All nice! And then they started talking about how Bernie had been invited to speak at the Vatican on the morality of economics or something like that and I was thinking, "Oh, this is going to be a good day!" That didn't last long. Once I got downstairs to my computer, there was already a budding sca... more »

Top-Secret 9/11 Report Holds Vital Clues On Saudi’s Role In Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Government officials, members of Congress, and 9/11 victims are demanding that the government declassify a top-secret 28-page report that potentially spills the beans on Saudi Arabia’s role in the 2001 attacks. Bob Graham, the former Florida governor, Democratic U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, says that the public deserve to know the truth about the extent of Saudi’s role in the 9/11 atrocities. Cbsnews.com reports: Graham and his Joint Inquiry co-chair in the House, former Representative Porter Goss (R-FL) — who went on to be director of t... more »

NASA Admit To Spraying Americans With Poisonous Chemtrails

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA have admitted to spraying lethal chemtrails into our atmosphere – saying that lithium being sprayed into the Earths ionosphere helps to treat people with manic depression or bi-polar disorder. NASA personnel have come forward saying that lithium, along with other potentially harmful chemicals, are intentionally sprayed into our environment regularly. Wakingtimes.com reports: It is possible that many of NASA’s own employees aren’t even aware of the true motivations for carrying out such a project, ironically displaying the very behaviors that these chemicals/pharmaceuticals are... more »

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Not Guilty

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. prosecuted suspected Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – knowing that the evidence they had actually proved he was innocent. According to attorney John Remington Graham there was never probable cause to assume that Tsarnaev was guilty – but the government and media deliberately chose to ignore this fact in their hunt to blame somebody for the atrocity. Paulcraigroberts.org reports: The government of the United States has prosecuted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the knowledge that its evidence proves he is not guilty. On August 17, 2015, Paul Craig Roberts published an account of the a... more »

This Is Why FBI Director James Comey Puts Tape Over His Webcam

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
FBI Director James Comey has revealed that he routinely tapes over his laptop webcam in order to stop unknown entities from spying on him. The stunning admission implies that the FBI have the ability to hack into webcam’s belonging to members of the public – without their knowledge. Npr.org reports: FBI Director James Comey gave a speech this week about encryption and privacy, repeating his argument that “absolute privacy” hampers law enforcement. But it was an offhand remark during the Q&A session at Kenyon College that caught the attention of privacy activists: Comey admits he pu... more »

Real Life “Rosemary’s Baby” Video Goes Viral

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A video depicting a toddler on surveillance cam has gone viral, with the baby appearing to be possessed as it balances impossibly on his crib with red glowing eyes. Users have commented on how the toddler appears to be a real-life Rosemary’s Baby – in reference to the infamous Roman Polanski horror film in which a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is the antichrist. Huffingtonpost.com reports: Is the kid “possessed,” as the headline screams in the viral YouTube video? Is he just really acrobatic and emotional? Or is the lad and his co-conspirators pranking us in some ...more »

Snowden: Surveillance Is About Brainwashing, Not Terrorism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has revealed that the real reason the government uses mass surveillance on the public, is not to protect them from terrorism, but to brainwash them using social conditioning so that they can assert their control on the population. Responding to a question on the recent Panama Papers leak, which has implicated multiple public figures in mass tax evasion, Snowden said: “I signed up to defend my country,” he remarked about his decision to join the NSA. However the oath he took was to defend the constitution not the agencies of the government, or the... more »

Putin Says He Will Declassify Documents That ‘Expose Interesting Names’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to declassify a range of archival documents from 1930 – 1989 which he says will reveal some “very interesting names”. Putin said that as far as he knew, “these documents there are cases, excuse me, of snitches as well as the innocently repressed, with very interesting names, some documents will surprise society…“ Fort Russ reports: Yesterday’s Panamanian crib notes immediately received a fitting answer. Guys who are receiving grants from Soros Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, their owners, and other interested parties were thinkin... more »

The Latest: Sanders Wins Wyoming, But Delegates Evenly Split

NICHOLAS RICCARDI at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sanders Wins Primary Caucuses in Alaska and Washington] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Looking both East and West for support, Republican presidential candidates angled Saturday to pick up more delegates in Colorado while bidding for favor a half-continent away in New York’s all-important April 19 primary. On the... more »

CIA Team Up With Skincare Product That Collects Your DNA

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The CIA is funding a new skincare product that aims to collect human DNA in a very unconventional way. According to documents obtained by The Intercept, the agency are interested in claims made by by skincare company Clearista – who say that their beauty products remove a thin outer layer of skin. RT.com reports: But forget radiant skin and a youthful glow; the CIA is reportedly after Clearista’s ability to remove a thin outer layer of skin, revealing unique biomarkers that can be used for DNA collection. Described as “painless” on the Clearista website, the non-invasive procedure ... more »

Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi Escapes Human Control

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Contaminated water continues to defy human control at Fukushima (also at places such as Hanford): Contaminated water, fuel extraction stand in way of decommissioning Fukushima plant. The Mainichi, April 3, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160403/p2a/00m/0na/010000c With about five years having passed since the start of the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant disaster, nuclear workers still lack a method of treating the around 1,000 tanks of contaminated water stored on site, and the start of work to remove melted nuclear fuel from the plant remains at l... more »

Bruce Springsteen Cancels Concert in North Carolina to Protest Law Prohibiting Transgenders From Using Opposite-Sex Restrooms

JOHN CARUCCI at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Bruce Springsteen Cancels Concert in North Carolina to Protest Law Prohibiting Transgenders From Using Opposite Sex Restrooms] NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state’s new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation... more »

Gay Rights Aren’t Civil Rights. Not Even Close.

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Transgender Rights Gay Rights Change - 900] I grew up in the 60s. I was around for some of the most turbulent days -- and some of the turbulent events -- of the civil rights movement, and though I'm trying as hard as I can, I can’t remember... more »

Improved Economy and Restored Work Requirements Mean 500k Could Lose Food Stamps

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Food Stamps Sign, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Welfare] Hundreds of thousands of food stamp recipients are expected to lose their benefits in April with work requirements going back into effect in 22 states. The food stamp program has included work requirements since 1996, but were waived for many... more »

American Casino Baron Steve Wynn: No One Wants To Be Around Poor

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The elite of America seem to always say the most unsettling things. The most recent example of this comes from “beloved” Las Vegas casino baron Steve Wynn. Apparently, Wynn believes that rich people do not want to be near poor people. According to CNN: Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts, said during his company’s investor day presentation late Wednesday that wealthy gamblers who come to his high-end casinos don’t want the less fortunate hanging around with them. “Rich people only like being around rich people,” he said. “Nobody likes being around poor people, especially poor people.” Wyn... more »

The Secret Cursed South Pacific Island America Is Trying To Hide

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
I recently came upon the name “Palmyra atoll” by accident while researching satanic “hot spots” that are supposed to be in areas in the world that different religious groups believe are cursed by evil forces. The Palmyra atoll, however, was different. It wasn’t attached to any religious beliefs, but rather very strong cases from modern-day history that have led many people to believe there is an atoll in the South Pacific that has supernatural forces ruling over it. Once you know the name “Palmyra atoll”, a simple Google search unveils thousands of stories, articles, posts, and acco... more »

LSD Researchers: Drug Makes Future ‘Time Travel’ Possible

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
According to some of today’s top researchers time travel is possible …sort of. The research team at the University of Dundee and Imperial College London demonstrated recently that if you want to time travel into the future, you may be able to do so with the aid of LSD. The researchers say that LSD radically alters a person’s perception of time, which then allows those who ingest it to think about the future in new ways. Inverse recently reported some fascinating information on LSD time travel: The research team — which included David Nutt, Ph.D. and Robin L. Earhart-Harris, Ph.D, pr... more »

Disclosure? Clinton Sticking To Promise: US CAN Handle UFO Truth

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Last year, Hillary Clinton said that she would declassify government UFO documents in the United States. Now, numerous mainstream media outlets are reporting that Hillary Clinton and her chief of staff are adamant that not only will the US be able to “handle” the truth about UFO’s, but that Hillary Clinton intends to make the declassification of top secret UFO documents a “top priority” when she enters office. Headlines in the last 12 hours read like something out of an episode of “The X Files”: USA Today’s headline read: “Clinton campaign chairman: Americans ‘can handle the truth’ ... more »

Princeton Students Pictured Playing “Nazi Vs. Jews” Drinking Game

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Authorities working with Princeton University are investigating a photo shown on social media that shows students playing “Alcoholocaust” – a drinking game that pits “Jews vs. Nazis”. According to a report from The Times of Israel: The photo was shared on Snapchat, where one Princeton High School student captured it and wrote about it on her blog. It shows students playing a version of beer pong dubbed “Holocaust Pong” or “Alcoholocaust.” Students can be seen pouring beer into two sets of cups arranged in the forms of a Star of David and a swastika. The 17-year-old student who blogg... more »

Has Google Earth Accidentally Shown An Egyptian UFO Base?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An image of a strange V-shaped structure near Cairo, Egypt that can be seen on Google Earth is causing a debate online within the UFO community. While many think it may be a weird military base, others believe it might be a landing strip used by alien UFO’s. From a GeoBeats News report: UFO conspiracy theorists have been busy speculating about a mysterious landmark near Cairo that is visible on Google Earth. Based on the overhead image, the desert complex appears to consist mostly of a large V-shaped structure with six circular formations placed around it. A YouTube video uploaded by... more »

BBC World On The Move Day

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
So according to a BBC Media Centre press release (h/t David Keighley).... On 16 May the BBC "will host a day of special live coverage examining how the movement of people is changing the world we live in and how our economies develop." It will be an "all-day Today programme" and dominate that day's output on both Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. The BBC says "the discussion will impartially cover how migration is changing our world" and promises "a range of speakers from different sides of the arguments" to "set out the most important new ideas". But, looking at the press r... more »

Iran Is Sending Its Student Zealot Militia to Fight in Syria and Iraq

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran] Iran is bolstering its key ally Syria by sending a paramilitary force full of zealot student soldiers fiercely loyal to the Islamic Republic and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. A media group close to the Iranian government, Mehr News Agency, reported Tuesday... more »

Chart: Power Is a Lot More Expensive Under Obama

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Map Created By Daily Caller News Foundation using data from Energy Information Administration.] The average American's electric bill has gone up 10 percent since January, 2009, due in part to regulations imposed by President Barack Obama and state governments, even though the price of generating power has declined. Record low costs for generating electricity thanks to... more »

Viral Video Asks: Are The UFO’s Aliens… Or Time Travelers?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A video from 2012 may offer proof that UFO’s are not controlled by aliens – but by time traveling humans. Many believe that these time travelers have chosen to come to our world in this current period in order to warn us of something horrible that humanity is about to do to not only themselves, but to the entire planet. From the YouTube description: Unexplained aerial observations have been reported throughout history. Some were undoubtedly astronomical in nature: comets, bright meteors, one or more of the five planets that can be seen with the naked eye, planetary conjunctions, or ... more »

Strange Sounds From Sky Multiply In Last Month, Terrifying People

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
We have reported many times over the years about bizarre, trumpet-like or metallic-like sounds that began emanating from the sky starting in 2012. Since then, thousands of people from across the globe have posted videos of these bizarre sounds which seem to have no set point of origin. Many people believe this is a biblical prophecy being fulfilled – specifically, that of the “angels trumpets” being sounded as in Revelations. Others believe it is a sign of the Earth releasing gas and pressure in preparation for some cataclysmic event like an Earthquake. Still, others believe that the... more »

Egypt’s New Store Named & Designed After Adolph Hitler

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
We have previously reported about a store in India that bears the German dictator Adolph Hitler’s name, and now a new store simply called “Hitler” has opened in Cairo, Egypt. The owner of the store is defending the choice of name, which is located on what is called the “Champs Elysees” of Cairo. Israel Today reports: The front of the store bears Hitler’s name and even uses a swastika as its logo. Store owner Osama Farouk insisted in remarks to Gulf News that his decision to use such symbolism was innocent. “I adore the name and the logo, and decided to put them on the front of my sho... more »

Hidden Video Shows Charade of Ted Cruz’s Campaign Commercials

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
CNN re-released a video that shows all of the edited and cut footage from a Ted Cruz Presidential campaign commercial with his family. The footage was quietly uploaded by the Cruz campaign. The video shows numerous interruptions, awkward Cruz family encounters, and a strange high number of takes interrupted by a person coughing offscreen. CNN.com, who edited the behind-the-scenes Ted Cruz footage, explained that since campaigns “can’t coordinate with SuperPACs”, they “quietly” upload “hours” of this type of footage in order to comply. Ted Cruz’s Family “Values” Even in CNN’s heavily... more »

Dave, Panama, and the Press

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
As readers know, I'm not a politician and when I worked in politics, it wasn't at the spaddy level where you're actually listened to. Yet me, a lowly ex-bag carrier responsible for caseloads in an obscure constituency knows the first rule on resolving a political crisis is to wrap it up as quickly as possible. The longer a story is attracting headlines, the more it becomes a talking point in the broadcast media, and the greater the likelihood you and/or your party will suffer reputation damage. These basics have proven foreign to our beleaguered PM and his coterie of expensively c... more »

#PakTerrorGames: Mind-Games In India, Savagery In Baloch

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
Pakistan and Israel share many traits in common. Both are rigidly ideological states, both profess to rule in the name of religion, both claim national victimhood and use the victim card when faced with international criticism, both are led by elites that are *deeply racists*, both are staunch U.S. allies, both are creations of the evil British empire, both depend on Saudi Arabia and ignore its Wahhabi mission to convert all Muslims to religious extremism, both use U.S. weapons against indigenous peoples demanding their inalienable rights, both illegally obtained nuclear weapons, a... more »

The not completely crazy theory that Russia leaked the Panama Papers???

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*I had sworn off of this leak*. It looked* too contrived.* T*oo well timed,* in order *to distract *from the serious situation, the flare up of hostilities in Nagorno Kharabak .*Nagorno Karabakh or Why I'm ignoring the Panama Papers.* And also, too much like the usual smear Putin, without evidence, type of propaganda I’ve read time and time again. *So, you’re asking why? Why are you writing about the Panama papers, at all, if that’s the way you feel about their release?* *Let me tell you it all came down to this WP article- Headline above, sans question marks.* This Washington Pos... more »

The Latest: Hastert’s Lawyer Responds to Prosecution’s Abuse Claims

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges in his hush-money case in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune is citing unidentified law enforcement sources as saying at least four people have made "credible allegations of sexual abuse" against Hastert. In a Thursday April 7, 2016 story, the newspaper says it has determined the identities of three accusers, all men whose allegations stem from when they were teenagers and Hastert was their coach in Yorkville, Ill. (AP... more »

Media and Progressives Turn on Bernie Over Nuclear Power

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaking at a town meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.] The same progressives and media elites who typically fawn over presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders are now attacking him for his opposition to nuclear power, which they claim is an essential tool in the fight against global warming. Sanders's plan... more »

‘Migrant Hunter’ Arrested In Bulgaria for Capturing 23 Illegals

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ‘Migrant Hunter’ Arrested In Bulgaria For Capturing 23 Illegals] The infamous migrant hunter from Bulgaria was recently arrested when he captured 23 Afghanis who entered the country illegally. Dinko Valev and his citizen militia Organization for Protection of Bulgarians (OZBG) patrol Bulgaria's borders to Turkey looking for refugees who try to... more »

Happy Square Day!

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 1 day ago
It is 4-9-16.

Venezuelan Ambassador Comes to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
A Condor Lands on Eagle Hill THE VENEZUELAN AMBASSADOR COMES TO TYENDINAGA Kanenhariyo introduces the Ambassador of Venezuela to the sweet taste of maple sap Real Peoples Media Republished with permission Censored News TYENDINAGA – On Friday March 11th, 2016, His Excellency Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Canada, arrived in Tyendinaga Mohawk

Mohawk Nation News 'Condor and Eagle Join at Kahnawake'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
CONDOR and EAGLE JOIN AT KAHNAWAKE Posted on April 9, 2016 MNN. APR. 9, 2016. The Cuban diplomats came to see the kanion’ke:haka in kahnawake to exchange thoughts . It reminds us of the ancient Incan prophecy about the condor and the eagle joining again to rule the skies. The Cubans, Venezuelans and Bolivians have recently visited our territories in northern ono’ware:geh, great

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