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Monday, April 11, 2016

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Wnętrze kabiny transportowej samolotu transpor...Wnętrze kabiny transportowej samolotu transportowego C-17 Globemaster III na ILA 2006 The inside of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane; photo taken at the ILA 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Thirteen C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fly ove...Thirteen C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fly over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia during low level tactical training Dec. 20, 2005. These C-17 planes are assigned to the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
Night Boarding Paratroopers board and position their gear inside an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft before participating in a night jump at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 31, 2016. Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena

Sometimes Voters Just Want Straight Talk, Especially On Something As Important As Fracking

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 45 minutes ago
Hillary's on shaky ground whenever she gets backed into a corner regarding progressive issues. She's a conservative corporate Democrat trying to pretend she's a progressive for the sake of a primary fight with someone who is and a Democratic electorate that more and more frequently identifies as progressive and liberal. Her deceptive attacks on him as a gun-coddler and her absurd claims that Wall Street and Big Pharma and other of the most toxic special interests in the country, are opposing her, are party of a well-thought-out campaign strategy of obfuscation and deceit. Her car... more »

Venezuela Is Now In Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
*Zero Hedge*: *"It's Pure Chaos Now; There Is No Way Back" - Venezuela Morgues Are Overflowing* When we previewed Venezuela's upcoming hyperinflation, which in January was predicted to be 720% and as of this moment is likely far higher... ... we said "This Is What The Death Of A Nation Looks Like" and said "there is no good news in any of the above for the long-suffering citizens of this "socialist paradise" which any minute now will be downgraded to its fair value of "socialist hell." Subsequent news that Venezuela was now openly liquidating its gold reserves while its president... more »

A Growing Islamic State Presence In Bosnia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
*John Dyer, VICE News*: *The Black Flag in the Balkans: The Islamic State's Links to Bosnia* The German magazine Der Spiegel recently reported that the Islamic State is finding fertile ground for its ideology in rural Bosnia. Der Spiegel reports that in some tiny, remote villages in the country's north, residents practice Sharia law and fly the militant group's black flag. 'In some remote villages, the black flag of IS is flown..." the article says. "The Sarajevo public prosecutor responsible for terrorism investigations admits that there are places in the northern part of the c... more »

The U.S. Military Is Using Bombs At A Rate That Is Faster Than What Can Be Replaced

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
Aviation ordinancemen organize 1000 pound MK-83 JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) bombs on their racks on the flight deck of the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier in this archival photo taken in the northern Persian Gulf March 18, 2003. Credit: Paul Hanna/Reuters *PRI*: *The US is dropping bombs quicker than it can make them* *Ongoing air wars in Middle East have caused an unexpected dip in the Pentagon’s stockpile of air-to-ground munitions — and Washington has been slow to address the supply problem.* The Pentagon has had months to deal with it. “We're expending munitions faste... more »

X22Report: US Preparing A Major Offensive Push In The Middle East

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*ISIS and NATO are joined at the hip. * *Title: US Preparing A Major Offensive Push In The Middle East - Episode 942b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: April 11, 2016. Description:* United Health Care leaves Obamacare. Yatzenyuk resigns and Biden says Ukraine is a complete success. US corporate media pushing that Putin is ready for a spring offensive in Ukraine, which means the US and Ukraine are ready to push the offensive. Iran receives the S-300 missile defense system from Russia. Turkey sneaks 100 special op teams into Syria 4 days ago. Ceasefire breaking down, peace talks no... more »

Fiction Review: 11/22/63

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
"I have never been what you'd call a crying man." - Opening line of *11/22/63* Hulu recently aired a miniseries based on Stephen King's *11/22/63* and with me geeking out in a superhero game set in the late 1950s, I've recently relistened to the audiobook version of the novel. The novel tells the story of Jake Epping, an English teacher in Maine of 2011. He's recently divorced with no children, mid-30s. Jake is a patron of Al's Diner, home of the insanely low-priced FatBurger. On the last day of school Al calls Jake at his school. Jake is a bit puzzled, as while they were on good... more »

How is the IRS Auditing Churches? Group Demands Answers

Mariana Barillas at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: IRS, Internal Revenue Service, Taxes] A nonprofit legal organization that advocates freedom of religion is demanding the Internal Revenue Service explain how it audits churches. "The freedom of religion is too important to ... allow an administrative agency with enormous power like the IRS to... more »

Democrats Rig Primary System for Hillary

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Bernie Sanders wins Wyoming but Hillary Clinton nets more delegates.Joe Scarborough: It is a system rigged against voters.Watch more: http://on.msnbc.com/1qDlp3J Posted by Morning Joe on Monday, April 11, 2016

Stanford Students Reject Western Civilization by a 6-to-1 Margin

Blake Neff at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Stanford, United States - October 10, 2011: Students walk underneath a covered walkway at the Stanford University campus on their way to classes. Originally established in 1891, the university has over 15,000 students.] An effort by a group of Stanford University students to restore a Western civilization class requirement has been decisively rejected by the student body, with voting results released Monday showing it mustering less than 15 percent support. The ballot initiative was promoted... more »

With UN Envoy in Damascus, ISIS Takes Syrian Town From Rebels

ALBERT AJI & BASSEM MROUE at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Friday, April 8, 2016 and provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, a Russian serviceman checks for mines in Palmyra, Syria. Russian combat engineers arrived in Syria on a mission to clear mines in the ancient town of Palmyra, which has been recaptured from Islamic State militants in an offensive that has proven Russia’s military might in Syria despite a drawdown of its warplanes.] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants recaptured a vital border crossing in northern Syria and shot down a government warplane in the country’s west Monday a... more »

Deportations from Kenya to China: you're asking the wrong question

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*Longtime and well known expat Donovan Smith, who is part of the Compass Magazine team and is also the ICRT central Taiwan news man, enjoys the 149A below Caoling. * LOL. Concerns were raised among Taiwan observers when eight Taiwanese acquitted of fraud in a trial in Kenya were handed over to Chinese authorities this week. In 2011 Philippines sent a group of fraudsters off to China. It took months of negotiation to get them back. Most of the discussion has focused on the sovereignty issue, and warning that this is ZOMG A BIG DEAL with REPERCUSSIONS for the incoming Administration... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. The comet, discovered in 2000, underwent a 100-fold outburst just a week before it passed a mere 14 lunar distances from Earth late last month. The comet was captured here last week at about magnitude 6- just bright enough to be seen by the unaided eye- passing in front of the distant globular star cluster M14. *Click image for larger size.* Comet 252/P LINEAR is one of a rare group of comets that vacillate between the Earth and Jupiter every 5 years. How the comet will evolve from here is unknown, but hopes run high that it will remain a... more »

Chet Raymo, “Roofs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Roofs”* by Chet Raymo "It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies, if the poet did not speak so much from under a roof, or the saint dwell there so long." Good advice, Mr. Thoreau. I came here to this island for its unobstructed sky. Built a house called Starlight House. I'm no poet or saint, but I settled in to nurse what slender gifts I have. The sky has not disappointed. Except occasionally. We have just come off a rare four-day string of cloudy days, and the celestial bodies have been... more »

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“You know, my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression. There comes a time, my friends, when people get tired of being plunged across the abyss of humiliation, where they experience the bleakness of nagging despair. There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life's July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November. There comes a time.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Economic Collapse Is Erupting All Over The Planet As Global Leaders Begin To Panic”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Economic Collapse Is Erupting All Over The Planet* * As Global Leaders Begin To Panic”* By Michael Snyder "Mainstream news outlets are already starting to use the phrase “economic collapse” to describe what is going on in some areas of our world right now. For many Americans this may seem a bit strange, but the truth is that the worldwide economic slowdown that began during the second half of last year is starting to get a lot worse. In this article, we are going to examine evidence of this from South America, Europe, Asia and North America. Once we are done, it should be obvious ...more »

Brazil's Congressional Committee Votes To Impeach President Dilma Rousseff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Brazil's congressional committee votes in favour of impeaching Dilma Rousseff* President suffers damaging setback as committee sets stage for full vote in lower house of Congress later this week. Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff began a week that could make or break her administration with a bruising defeat in a Congressional impeachment committee. After a bad-natured and at times chaotic debate, the members on the committee voted 38 to 27 to proceed with a motion to remove the Workers’ party leader from office for puffing up government accounts before the 2014 ... more »

Why Should Marijuana Legalization Be An Election Issue In Congressional Races?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
If you follow this blog, you may be aware that I stopped using drugs in 1969-- December 1, 1969, to be precise... in my VW van at the Ganda Singh Wala border crossing parking lot between Pakistan and India. Last year, suffering from the side effects of massive chemotherapy treatments, I reluctantly decided to try to cope with the pain and other side effects by using marijuana again, which my doctor approved of. I tried marijuana oil and it immediately allowed me to sleep without pain and to eat (after losing over a quarter of my body weight). Without sleep and food, your body can'... more »

Top Scientist Confirms New Planet Might Impact Earth Soon

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
An American scientist has confirmed that a mysterious new planet, known as Planet Nine (also called Planet X or Nibiru), could harm earth in the coming months due to its alarming approach towards our planet. Planet Nine was first discovered by NASA in 2005, and was confirmed by the California Institute of Technology this January. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Adding to Russia’s fears about this mysterious planet was the secret NASA information about it supplied to Federation authorities by NASA computer expert Lloyd Albright (in 1999) and US astronaut and Navy Captain Lisa Nowak (in 2... more »

2016 MTV Movie Awards Jam Packed Full Of Illuminati Symbolism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
In this video, media analyst Mark Dice looks at the illuminati secrets and symbols on display at this years 2016 MTV Movie Awards. According to Dice this years ceremony was jam-packed full of symbolism, including the introduction of a bisexual hero named Halsey, as well as reams of ‘feminist propaganda’. Mark Dice doesn’t mince his words when exposing mainstream media and celebrities, and in this video he claims that the MTV awards show celebrated beastiality as part of a social engineering experiment on the youth. Dice says that MTV included “simulated sex” with animals, marking a ... more »

Scientist Discover ‘Superhero DNA’ Lurking In Some Humans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A study of almost 600,000 people has found that some people have natural born ‘superhero DNA’ that enables their bodies to cancel out genetic disease. Out of the 600,000 people who took part in the study, 13 of them were found resistant to debilitating diseases. BBC News reports: Experts said the approach, published in Nature Biotechnology, was “fascinating” but that it was still early days. Errors in our code of life – our DNA – can cause disease. Large numbers of studies have tried to understand these mutations by looking at people who become ill. But the international team of re... more »

CDC Warn Zika Virus ‘Much Scarier Than We Initially Thought’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The CDC have acknowledged that America could still see an epidemic of the Zika virus in the coming months, admitting that they have completely underestimated the severity of the outbreak. Dr. Anne Schuchat from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that “most of what we’ve learned is not reassuring,” adding that “everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought.” This is the U.S. government’s most strongly worded warning to date about the Zika virus, which has infected 346 people so far in the United States. Usatoday.com repo... more »

Police Arrest Man Who Attempted To Assassinate MH17 Witness

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Police have arrested a man who is suspected of attempting to assassinate the chief expert witness in the MH17 investigation. Ukraine’s most senior forensic scientist, Oleksandr Ruvin, was shot in the leg last year in an attempted assassination attack due to his knowledge on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines crash. Independent.co.uk reports: In a short statement, the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said the country’s chief military prosecutor, Anatoliy Matios, would hold a briefing later on Monday “regarding the arrest of the killer who attempted to murder the chief expert on the c... more »

It Is Now Illegal To Wear An Anonymous Mask In America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Police in America have begun cracking down on people who are caught wearing the Anonymous mask in public, arresting them without due process. The most recent case of a man harassed and arrested by the police for sporting an Anonymous mask happened in the House Gallery, during the Maricopa County hearing over suspected election fraud. As can be seen in the video below, two officers approached the peaceful man who merely had the mask resting on top of his head. The first arresting officer can be seen kicking him to get him out of his chair. Zerohedge.com reports: Bystanders went to th... more »

Study Finds Antibacterial Soaps Are Bad For Your Body

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A recent study into the affects of hand-washing has found that people who use popular antibacterial soaps are at greater risk from infections than people who use traditional soap. Scientists have found that scrubbing your hands with bacteria-destroying soap may increase the risk of infections, alter the gut microbiome and encourage bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Arstechnica.com reports: There are specific circumstances in which those antimicrobials can be useful, civil engineer Patrick McNamara of Marquette University in Milwaukee told Ars. Triclosan, for instance, may... more »

Feds Leave Dangerously Polluted Superfund Sites Uncleaned for DECADES

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Fadrowski Drum Disposal EPA Superfund Site in Franklin, Wisconsin.] Americans often wait years or even decades before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begins cleaning up the nation's most seriously polluted sites that threaten public health, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. These most polluted places -- commonly...more »

Turkey Demand Germany Arrest Comedian Who Insulted Erdogan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Turkey has put pressure on Germany to arrest and prosecute a comedian who insulted Turkish President Erdogan on live TV last month. Turkey’s ambassador in Berlin sent a diplomatic note to the Foreign Ministry asking them to launch a criminal investigation into ‘crimes’ commited by comedian Jan Böhmermann who read out a satirical poem allegedly ‘insulting’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a 31st March TV show. Dw.com reports: Böhmermann, an award winning comedian and host of late-night talk show Neo Magazin Royale, added gas to a diplomatic spat between Germany and Turkey over free... more »

April 11: A change of pace

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
Instead of the Irving press, let's begin with the world press stories that I'm quite sure won't be in the Irving press. _________________________________________________________________ For those who thought I was exaggerating when I wrote bout those who are in ecstasy with the belief that the world will end any day now, try the sweetheard pastor below. And, of course, his villains are them there Muslims while us Christians, who have killed them by the millions, are the ones who will be saved. "God works in mysterious ways...." http://www.alternet.org/grayzone-project/aipac-sp... more »

Boston Globe Runs A Front Page Detailing A Future Donald Trump Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *The Boston Globe is going to extraordinary lengths to stop Donald Trump* Virtually every editorial board in the country has opined — repeatedly — about the dangers that Donald Trump presents to the United States and the world if he is elected president this fall. On Sunday, the Boston Globe’s Opinions section took the “stop Trump” movement to a whole new level: publishing a satirical front page of what the country might look like under a President Trump. Deportations. Trade wars. New libel laws targeting the media. A decidedly dark vision of Trump’s America. ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Sam Heller, VICE News*: *Syrian Fighters Say the Ceasefire Is Getting Shakier and Shakier* Syria under the ceasefire that began last month is a less violent place — but it's still at war. Just a strange, halfway war. Most of the country's front lines are quiet, thanks to the internationally-sponsored cessation of hostilities that remains in effect nationwide among all parties, except for the Islamic State group and the al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front. Yet fighting has continued to rage on a handful of key fronts, and some now fear that a battle south of Aleppo, Syria's biggest ci... more »

World News Briefs -- April 11, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Yemen truce strained by reports of air strikes and fighting* A truce aimed at ending more than a year of war in Yemen appeared to be largely holding on Monday, although residents said fighting was still going on in parts of the country. The U.N.-brokered ceasefire is meant to precede peace talks in a country that has become the face of rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It seemed to be holding up despite "pockets of violence", U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in New York. Artillery fire, gun battles and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition were reported acros... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Round Lake, Illinois, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Now here is an exhibition, hosted at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York, that I would *loooooove* to get to! Well, technically, would love to have *got* to. (I wonder where all the models ended up?) More info here. [Hat tip Architettura Organica] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 11 , 2016 ) Overview - Top Items For Monday ( 1. Is Crude Oil About To End Longest Downtrend In History ? 2. Currency News De Jour - Gauging Various Currencies VS USD ( YTD ) , Emerging Market Currencies Have Strongest Rally In Five Years - From February Lows For 2016 . 3. US Credit / Leveraged - Against Considerable Improvement From February Lows , Emerging Market Debt ( In USD ) - At An All-Time High. 4. Global Equities - Familiar Theme - US/ Mexico / Russia Closest To All-Time High , Bouncing From February Lows. 5. Libya Political Travails In Focus. 6. Syria Battlefield Reports . ) Europe In Focus ( Greece Debt Talks Status , Economic Data , Refugee Situation. 2. Ukraine Political Situation - Yats Resignation Set To Be Presented To Rada Tuesday , Successor Still Up In The Air. 3. Italy In Focus - Refugee Situation , Bank Bailout Fund . 4. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Overview...... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago Crude close to ending its longest downtrend in history. What has it done in the past following long downtrends... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago All higher vs. US Dollar YTD: Brazilian Real Japanese Yen Russian Ruble Swiss Franc Euro Chinese Yuan *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago Strongest rally in over 5 years for Emerging Market Currencies... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago US Credit continues to improve, leveraged loans... more »

Nestle hustles to bottle Columbia River Tribes water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
NESTLE MEETING IN CASCADE LOCKS Columbia River Tribes Not Notified of Today's Meeting April 11th 2016 (CASCADE LOCKS, OREGON) By Kayla Godowa-Tufti     Censored News During 2015, the heat picked up and the water in the Columbia River was the warmest on record. Various species were threatened by the temperature increase, with high mortality rates found in some species

As We Shift : They are Gone!

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
I love us. We have found a way to squish what is perhaps THE MOST MONUMENTAL EVENT OF OUR CURRENT TIMELINE, seamlessly into a random April weekend. Sandwiched between Friday and Sunday – the “owners” and “negative energy consumers” who supported them, LEFT THE PLANET. They were given a choice. As of yesterday, this planet is no longer held by them. On Sunday there was a deep sense of calm and family members mentioned it. Today, peace and quietude accompanied it; this was seen in the adults and children I work with. I see it everywhere I look. I feel it within. What follows i...more »

Congress Is About to Take a (Tiny) Bite Out of Costly Healthcare Fraud. Why So Little?

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Healthcare Fraud - 900] Each year, hundreds of billions of dollars are lost in the sieve that is the federal government. Whether it’s the more than $130 billion in improper payments, an estimated $98 billion in Medicare and Medicaid fraud, the blind eye turned towards the... more »

Mississippi Governor Explains Why He Signed Religious Liberty Law

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Phil Bryant] In an interview with The Daily Signal, Gov. Phil Bryant, R-Miss, explains what his state's new religious liberty law does and doesn't do. While many opponents of the law say it will harm Mississippi's economy, Bryant paints a different... more »

A New ISIS Offensive Could Be Imminent and Coalition Forces Are Spread Dangerously Thin

Russ Read at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: SYRIA-TURKEY-IRAQ-US-CONFLICT] Operations against the Islamic State have made some significant progress taking back swaths of territory, but with Iraqi troops spread thin, there persists legitimate concern that ISIS may once again go on the offensive. Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), backed by U.S. air and... more »

Former Indian Spy Chief: "Pakistan has a Balochistan obsession"; Russian Report Documents Turkey's Arms Shipments To ISIS; Western Elite's Crusade Against Secular Nationalists Is In Line With ISIS's Genocidal Aims

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Full Spectrum Terrorism: NATO in the air and ISIS on the ground. Both transnational death cults will be destroyed intellectually, politically, and militarily, but not before they unleash even more mass carnage, genocidal terrorism, and destruction in the name of Islam and humanitarianism. * *An excerpt from, "Q&A: ‘Pak is having a rough time in Balochistan…’" By Namrata Biji Ahuja, Deccan Chronicle, April 9, 2016: * *Pakistan has a Balochistan obsession. It is not recent; it’s an old thing. They have a serious problem in Balochistan. I do a lot of Track II dialogue and I met some... more »

Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri-King of Clubs & Nawshirwan Mustafa- Gorran Party

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
* This is some kind of strange. * *Let's look at this latest news: Video suggests aide to Iraq's Saddam may still be alive * *hattip anonymous * * Izzat Ibrahim al douri- April 7/2016* Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the most prominent member of Saddam’s Baathist regime to escape death or captivity following the invasion of 2003, featured in a video sent to the Saudi Arabia-owned Al-Arabiya television channel. He read out a statement to the camera while wearing military uniform and his characteristic red, bushy moustache, making identification instant. *He made no reference to Islam... more »

"John Oliver Shows Why Your Credit Report Is A Total Nightmare"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"John Oliver Shows Why Your Credit Report Is A Total Nightmare"* When they get it wrong, YOU pay the price. by Ed Mazza "John Oliver is giving credit reporting companies a taste of their own medicine. On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver found that a quarter of credit reports have a mistake in them, and 1 in 20 have serious errors — including cases of mistaken identity. Consumers have in some cases had to fight for years to prove they’re NOT another person (or in some cases, that they’re not dead); and all the while, these errors can make it difficult to buy a car or a home, get a j... more »

Will the Vatican Really Host Pro-Abortion, Anti-Marriage Socialist Bernie Sanders? Help!

John Zmirak at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a town hall event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, February 20, 2015.] Normally I don't stick around to talk to folks after church. For reasons you'll see, I prefer a "surgical strike" approach to the sacraments, which sees me into an Uber as the closing hymn still echoes. But last night my... more »

Sophia Love:A Legend for Our Time from Green Beings

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Posted by American Kabuki *The following is a post from Sophia Love's paid newsletter, posted here by permission of Sophia. This is a subscription service of Sophia's, and is not usually posted to her or my blog. You can read this and other similar communications from a diverse group of ETs in the universe by subscribing to her newsletter at this link on Sophia Love's Blog. * *From Sophia's Newsletter:* *This conversation took place in March of this year. It includes an interesting approach to what we would call "justice" on Earth today. It's not one we've seen demonstra... more »

Al-Nusra Front Deploys Around Aleppo For Major Offensive

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Up to 10,000 al-Nusra Front terrorists have deployed near the Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of a major offensive, according to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Along with ISIS, al-Nusra is not party to the six-week old ceasefire being monitored by Russia and the US, and remains a legitimate target. Sputnik reports: “According to our intelligence, about 8,000 al-Nusra Front militants have been deployed south-west of Aleppo, while up to 1,500 militants have been deployed north of the city,” Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Monday. “It is known that a large-scale offensiv... more »

Fed Judge Allows Activists to Argue Global Warming Violates Constitutional Rights

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: 11-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez –with Earth Guardians – from Boulder, Colo. discusses climate change and why it is so important for his generation to act now.] A federal judge recently ruled in favor of environmental activists suing the government for not doing enough to fight global warming. The judge denied motions to dismiss claims by activists that global warming violated their constitutional rights. Not only did Judge... more »

Liberals’ Double Standard on Bathrooms, Boycotts and Religious Freedom

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Bruce Springsteen attends the The Promise: The Makin Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town premiere during the 5th Rome International Film Festival on November 1, 2010 in Rome, Italy.] If it wasn't for double standards, some liberals would have none at all. That seems to be the lesson from the past few weeks, where liberals have displayed three distinct forms of hypocrisy. Liberal governors and mayors signed travel bans... more »

The Statue of Alfred Russel Wallace

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Bronze statue of Wallace" The Alfred Russel Wallace Website: * The statue was donated by the Memorial Fund to London's Natural History Museum, where it was unveiled by Sir David Attenborough on the 7th November 2013 - the 100th anniversary of Wallace's death. It has been installed outside the Darwin Centre 2 building (which contains many of Wallace's insect specimens) near the wildlife garden. A video of the unveiling can be seen HERE and photographs HERE. BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' reported on the event and the broadcast can be heard HERE. *Title: David Atte... more »

great seascram

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
we do not go need to go to sea anyymore to seek fortune and that something we and the wales can both ageree

The Global Economic Fear Index Is At An All-Time High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Luke Kawa and Julie Verhage, Bloomberg*: *This Fear Gauge Just Hit an All-Time High* But it's not without skeptics. While the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has continued moving lower following its February surge, suggesting that some calm has returned to the markets, Credit Suisse Group AG's Fear Barometer just hit a new high. The index, which measures the opportunity cost of buying protection against a decline in stocks, usually sees increases like this due to higher demand for "puts," or options which give investors the right to sell equities, and lower... more »

Afghanistan' Opposition Parties Are Furious At US Sec. of State John Kerry's Comments On Unity Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Afghan opposition groups angry at Kerry comments on deadline* Afghan opposition politicians reacted with anger to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's weekend declaration that the 2014 deal setting up President Ashraf Ghani's national unity government would allow it to serve a full five-year term. Kerry's comments followed U.S. concern at mounting political tension in Kabul, where opposition groups have been pressing for a constitutional loya jirga, or special assembly, to decide the future of the government later this year. Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of the Senate... more »

‘Hire Some New Redactors': How US Hinders Records Requests

JACK GILLUM at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Cuban Twitter - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government’s once-secret “Cuban Twitter” program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act. The government didn’t have copies of the... more »

"How the European Union actually works" - a World at One primer

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
A blast from the past Radio 4's *The World at One *began a new series this lunchtime, seeking to explain "how the European Union actually works" and "make it all clearer" to its listeners (as Martha Kearney put it). And the first talk came from Anand Menon, professor of European Politics at King's College, London. His task today was "to explain the institutions" of the EU. As he was introduced as a non-partisan expert, listeners would doubtless have been listening for the facts, and nothing but the facts. Is that *all* they got? Here's Prof. Menon's first talk in full: People... more »

David Daleiden on the Battle for Life Against Planned Parenthood: Pray for Courage

Anika Smith at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: David Daleiden, a defendant in an indictment stemming from a Planned Parenthood video he helped produce, speaks to the media after appearing in court at the Harris County Courthouse on February 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Daleiden is facing an indictment on a misdemeanor count of purchasing human organs, and along with defendant Sandra Merritt, is charged with tampering with a governmental record. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)] Last year I met David Daleiden, the investigator behind the Center for Medical Progress videos exposing Planned Parenth... more »

so hard to forget highscool though we shoud

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Cause you know everthing at eienting and if momma and poppa agere you will be the cnterrly]de degree and its mb beebv ben that way throughort recorded time why do that men alaway\ have to rise when women *IMH are the best pricsz.

So, what’s socialism Bernie? Part 2: Class warfare against harmony of interests

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: 12698449_10153549048263935_6550642303584163621_o[6] (1)] New voters are flocking to old-school anti-capitalists. But do they really *know* what they’re being asked to imbibe? And what the windbags demand they oppose? (And why does socialism appeal to so many?) Explaining it to an Argentine audience in 1959, Ludwig Von Mises explained that the right way to begin understanding socialism versus capitalism is to understand it as *slavery versus freedom* – and *class warfare against a natural harmony of interests*. ------------------------------ Here’s the important point... more »

Eve of Destruction

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

How Beltway Insiders Like Chuck Schumer Are Stinking Up The Democratic Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
The internet has freed grassroots campaign contributors from having to contribute money through the extraordinarily corrupt Beltway campaign organizations-- the DCCC, the DSCC and the DNC-- by making it easy and convenient for anyone to contribute directly to a candidate of his or her choice without going through establishment gate-keepers with suspect agendas of their own. The establishment, which has been apoplectic at the loss of power inherent in grassroots candidates being able to fund without them, struck back with a systematic campaign of undermining the new model. The DCCC... more »

Hundreds Arrested At ‘Democracy Spring’ Sit-In At The US Capitol

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Hundreds of “Democracy Spring” protesters have been arrested on the steps of the US Capitol. Thousands of activists arrived in Washington DC, after a ten day, 140-mile (225km) march from Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell, in protest against corruption in politics. Starting today, April 11th, thousands of Americans will sit-in on the US Capitol in Washington, DC in what will be the largest act of civil disobedience this century. According to Russia Today the protest appears to have broken the record for the number of people arrested at the US Capitol. Arrests being lined up in front of a... more »

Is Washington Getting Ready To Throw Saudi Arabia Into The Ash Heap of History?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Saudi Arabia is being sacrificed. ISIS is the new and more exciting game in town. With full U.S., British, Israeli, Qatari, and Turkish support, its momentum will sweep aside Saudi rulers and revive medieval fantasies of an Islamic Caliphate dominating the majority of the Muslim world. * There are signs that U.S. support for the House of Saud is ending. And the reason is not because Washington has suddenly grown a conscience. More nefarious motives explain why Washington has decided to finish off Saudi Arabia now that it no longer serves any useful purpose in the regional order in... more »

Afghan Soldiers Desert And Are Now Joining The Ranks Of The Taliban In Helmand Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN:* *Afghan soldiers desert as Taliban threaten key Helmand capital* Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Sometimes you know a war's going badly when your enemy is right in front of you. About 3 miles outside the southern city of Lashkar Gah, Afghan soldiers can see a white flag. It's not one of surrender -- quite the opposite. The flag belongs to the Taliban, and shows exactly how close the militant group is to the capital of Helmand province. Despite Afghan government assurances that the army can hold and retake ground, the strategic province that hundreds of NATO troops -- who have been... more »

Sudan's Darfur Region Votes In Referendum Over State Unification. Rebels Are Boycotting The Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Reuters: *Sudan's Darfur votes on political future, rebels cry foul* Darfur residents began voting on Monday in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity, a poll Sudan says will settle an issue at the heart of the long-running conflict. The Sudanese government's decision to split Darfur into three states in 1994 helped fuel discontent that erupted into fighting in 2003. Rebels and the large Fur tribe said the break-up allowed Khartoum to dive and rule them. Sudan, which later split Darfur further into five states, has presented this week's vote ... more »

Brazil Congressional Commission Expected To Recommend Impeachment Of The President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Chicago Tribune/Bloomberg:* *Brazil deploying troops, barricades before impeachment votes* Brazilian security forces are deploying thousands of troops and erecting barricades in the capital city of Brasilia this week to prevent violent clashes as Congress holds key votes on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. The city's rare state of alert reflects concern that the country's polarized political climate will reach a fever pitch in coming days. Authorities on Sunday enlisted the help of inmates from a nearby prison to set up metal barriers that will separate the hundreds ... more »

Ukraine To Get A New Government After The Resignation of The Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*RFE: Volodymyr Hroysman:* Ukraine's Likely Next Prime Minister Is Loyal Poroshenko Ally The man identified by Ukraine's outgoing prime minister as his successor, Volodymyr Hroysman, is a 38-year-old loyalist of President Petro Poroshenko who was thrust onto the national scene after the Euromaidan unrest that toppled a government. Hroysman's meteoric rise from mayoral upstart to speaker of a notoriously obstreperous parliament was fueled in part by perceptions that a relative outsider with little political baggage could unite rival lawmakers, but it also prompted questions about ... more »

New York’s $15 Minimum Wage Called ‘Too Much, Too Fast’ for Small Business Owners

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Supporters gather on April 4, 2016 to watch as California Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new $15 minimum wage law.] "I think most business owners' gut feeling is: 'It's not going to be good,'" Rod Dion, who owns a small business in Albany, N.Y., said of New York's new law hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour. "I think... more »

Covering (and not covering) 'What British Muslims Really Think'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
It is telling that the BBC News website - unlike the websites of pretty much every UK newspaper and both ITV and Sky News - *didn't *have an article about *What British Muslims Really Think* *until* that BBC Trending piece came along. All it had (as far as I can see) was a short clip from this morning's *Victoria Derbyshire *programme. Even yesterday and today's 'The Papers' blogs didn't mention it. That said, Trevor Phillips was on *Today *this morning (beginning at 01:18:17 - i.e. quite early on, at around 7.18 am) and was given the chance to expand on his points by Sarah Monta... more »

The Truth About The "War" In Syria: US, UK, Turkey Special Forces Aiding ISIS In Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
For the last several YEARS I have been stating what should be obvious to everyone... That the war in Syria is for nothing more than to destroy that nation and to have the peaceful and popular government of Bashar al-Assad overthrown.... It is also part of the diabolical "Greater Israel" project that calls for the destruction of all of the psychotic and criminal state of Israel's neighboring nations.... Israel has always wanted full hegemony over the entire Middle East and to see every single Arab nation destroyed or to be subjugated under its control... The psychotic Israelis care no... more »

Dennis Skinner Booted From Parliament For Labelling PM ‘Dodgy Dave’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Labour Member of Parliament Dennis Skinner was thrown out of the House of Commons today for calling Prime Minister David Cameron ‘Dodgy Dave’. The 84-year-old MP for Bolsover used commoners’ language in the house that compelled Speaker John Bercow to banish him from the chamber for the rest of the day. Dennis Skinner did not follow establishment rules and code of honor. The former miner and the man who represents the common man tried to give up on political correctness, as is the norm these days in modern politics. He failed miserably forgetting that he speaks from the heart of the ... more »

Truth

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I think I have idendifed next to Tony Robbins evey elemet needed for succecss. This crew seems to have completely foucusd on the bullshit. There is truth in every measure, that does not mean the whole lie is a truth just because they got the simple part.

Mysteries of the Pineal Gland Ignored by Mainstream Science and Research

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Why is scientific research into the 'Seat of the Soul' still in its infancy?

Warning: White People Singing Rihanna Could Cause ‘Microaggressions’

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Rihanna attends Black Girls Rock! 2016 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on April 1, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.] You can't be singing Rihanna's Umbrella if you happen to be a white fella -- fella. That's what kids learned during a lesson on "privilege" and “microaggressions” in a human relations theory class at the University of Oklahoma. Ah, yes. There's nothing quite... more »

Revisiting 'Argo', Hollywood's CIA-Supported Propaganda Fable

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 9 hours ago
Through his dogged pursuit of declassified government documents, VICE News reporter Jason Leopold has revealed that the CIA was directly involved in the production of Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning, propaganda fairy tale Argo. Argo, along with other productions like an episode of Bravo's Top Chef , the USA Network series Covert Affairs; and CIA-related documentaries on the History Channel and

Listen to the sound of your own voice

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Listen to the sound of your own voice cause if you look at anyone who has risen like a phoniw they had done tha effectivly against all odds but the greatest of them saw low hanging fruit Yahoo had humans searching Google brought in programming and what will happen to humanity when demcracy is decisted by the hive mind? This world is a pretty fuck up place with injustice everywhare I say to evreyone do not get caught up in this place cause their is no solution their are ideas and their are amoboese but any culture or gorverment that can not rise on its own we can give no help and in the c...more »

Fury Over Cameron’s Tax Affairs -More Than 100K Call For Snap Election

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told MPs that David Cameron doesn’t recognize the intensity of the public outrage over his tax affairs His remarks come as more than 130,000 people have, at the time of writing, signed a petition calling for a snap general election. The prime minister was on the defensive in Parliament on Monday over his past offshore investments and his own government’s failure to crack down on tax avoidance. RT reports: Corbyn attacked the PM for failing to grasp the widespread rage felt across the UK at revelations of industrial-scale tax avoidance in the wake of six y... more »

Cable clowncar watch: Joe and Mika rant and yell!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016Dumbness, Wyoming style:* Over the weekend, Wyoming's Democratic Party held its caucuses. As is often the case with caucuses, it's hard to tell what happened. The official reporting looks like this, but as far as we know, these are *not* total votes: *Results of the Wyoming Democratic caucuses * Sanders: 55.7% Clinton: 44.3% As noted, those percentages don't seem to be percentages of total votes. The New York Times reports it like this: "Vote totals for the Wyoming Democratic Party are state convention delegates won." According to the Times, therefore, th... more »

U.S., Goldman Sachs Reach $5 Billion Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

Eric Tucker at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Settlement Bank Money Gavel - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department announced a $5 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the sale of mortgage-backed securities leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The deal announced Monday resolves state and federal probes into the sale of... more »

Federal Court: Catholic Hospitals Can Hold to Pro-Life Principles

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Trinity Health Catholic Hospitals Abortion - 900] A national Catholic health care system isn’t violating the law by refusing to conduct abortions, a federal court has ruled. On Monday, a U.S. District Court in Eastern Michigan rejected the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and its Michigan chapter’s... more »

California Woman Marks 70 Years Working for Same Hospital

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Talk about a loyal employee: Elena Griffing has started her 70th year working for the same San Francisco Bay Area hospital. Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center spokeswoman Carolyn Kemp says the facility has celebrated... more »

Satire: “Clinton Campaign Accuses Sanders of Trying to Win Nomination”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Clinton Campaign Accuses Sanders of Trying to Win Nomination”* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— “The war of words between the two Democratic camps heated up over the weekend, as the Clinton campaign accused Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders of “blatantly attempting to win the Democratic nomination for President.” Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Clinton campaign spokesman Harland Dorrinson said that Sanders’s actions in the past few weeks “left little doubt as to what his true intentions are—namely, to be the Party’s nominee.” “He’s been raising money, he’s b... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Where Martine Croxall leads BBC Trending follows...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
And bang on cue, here's *BBC Trending *just a few minutes ago*...* Mocking tweets based on Trevor Phillips's Channel 4 report abound. *BBC Trending *gives us, among others, Baroness Warsi and...I kid you not!...Mo Ansar (yes *that *Mo Ansar). And 'for the sake of balance' the BBC article quotes one...yes one!...supportive tweet for Trevor Phillips...and guess who they quote?: The phrase "BBC dog-whistle" springs to mind. And, just in case some people failed to hear the 'BBC dog-whistle' loudly enough, Tommy R's tweet is prefaced by this classic piece of 'impartial' reporting... more »

Israeli PM Netanyahu Admits That Israel Has Carried Out Dozens of Air-Strikes In Syria Since The Start Of The Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem April 10, 2016. REUTERS/GALI TIBBON/POOL *Reuters*: *Netanyahu: Israel has carried out dozens of strikes in Syria* Israel has launched dozens of strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday, acknowledging for the first time such attacks against suspected arms transfers to Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas. Though formally neutral on Syria's civil war, Israel has frequently pledged to prevent shipments of advanced weaponry to the Iranian-backed group, while stopp... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- April 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 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 c... more »

Paper on GI cancers linked to AIDS pulled for errors that upped tumor incidence

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Gastroenterology has retracted a 2012 article on GI cancers associated with AIDS after the authors, from the National Cancer Institute, acknowledged that a “programming” error led them to overestimate the incidence of the tumors. The paper, “Increased Risk of Stomach and Esophageal Malignancies in People With AIDS,” received a significant amount of attention when it first […] The post Paper on GI cancers linked to AIDS pulled for errors that upped tumor incidence appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Parliament To Discuss Elton John In Celebrity Threesome Scandal Debate

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Lawyers for Elton John and husband David Furnish have launched an aggressive campaign to silence media outlets from naming the famous pair in an attempt to prevent details of their celebrity threesome scandal from going viral online. Despite this, a British MP has reportedly said he is planning to break the Court of Appeal injunction and will use the protection of parliamentary privilege in order to “out” the famous pair. The National Enquirer originally exposed David Furnish’ extramarital affair last week when it ran the headline, “Elton John Betrayed by Cheating Husband!” on its f... more »

Ivanka and Eric Trump Won’t Be Voting for Their Father in NY

Jill Colvin at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump] ROCHESTER, New York (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s children may be among their father’s most loyal cheerleaders. But only one of his three oldest children will be able to vote for him in next Tuesday’s Republican primary in... more »

The Economy: “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“After Emergency Federal Reserve Meeting Today, Obama and Biden* * to Meet with Yellen. **Rumor: Martial Law Discussions for Banking Failure”* by U.S. Reporter Apr 11, 2016, Last modified 13:40 - “Rumors swirling say "Martial Law discussions over a banking system failure" are the reasons President Obama and Vice President Biden are to meet with Fed. Chair Janet Yellen today after the Federal Reserve's Emergency Meeting this morning. In the history of the United States, it has never before taken place that both the President AND Vice President meet "unexpectedly" with the Federal Re... more »

Where I'll Be

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 10 hours ago
I am giving several public lectures this week. Here are the locations and links to relevant information, in case you are in the area and interested in attending: - Tuesday: University of Delaware - Wednesday: Drexel University - Thursday: Bloomsburg University

“Yes, the Dollar Should Be Backed by Gold…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Yes, the Dollar Should Be Backed by Gold…”* by Bill Bonner BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - "What if you were appointed to head the Fed? In your first week on the job, what would you do? The question was not exactly serious. Neither was the answer. We'd call in sick. *Drying Winds, Hungry Cattle: *We are on our way to the family ranch in northwestern Argentina. We’ll spend a couple of days in Buenos Aires… then fly up to Salta. From there, it’s a six-hour drive, up and over the mountains, on dirt roads – stopping by a cattle ranch to inspect some of our animals – until we finally reac... more »

Martine Croxall in the Nile

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Martine Croxall, on her high horse again *If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must have missed Martine Croxall doing the papers late last night. Her comments about Trevor Phillips’s “What Muslims really think” articles were pure BBC. Denial is absolutely not just a river in Egypt.* *Sue**, Is the BBC biased?* Yep. Martine Croxall's BBC News Channel paper reviewers were describing the Trevor Phillips/'What British Muslims Really Think' story in the *Daily Mail *last night, when Martine decided she had a point to make ... more »

Narrative watch: The Washington Post calls Sanders all wet!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016You won't see these questions addressed:* We were struck by the featured editorial in Saturday's Washington Post. In Sunday's featured editorial, the editors said that Candidate Trump is all wet about several topics. But uh-oh! On Saturday, they said the same thing about Candidate Sanders concerning the Panama Papers and the Panama trade deal. Are the editors right in what they said? We have no idea. That said, their editorial ran under this headline: "The Panama Papers prove Mr. Sanders was wrong about a trade pact with Panama" As they closed their review... more »

Supermassive Black Hole

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Supermassive Black Hole* MS*N* comes up on my desktop when I go onto Windows 7, otherwise I would never go to the website. I refuse to download Windows 10 as my old laptop might crash. *IMO,Windows 10 is a stalking horse for a "pay as you surf" Internet. They are creating *"levels" or echelons of the Internet that we will have to pay a premium to access sites we now take for granted. Anyhoooooooo... MS*N* really is a shape shifting compendium of useless "newzlite" information and disinformation. Take yesterday for instance...there was another story about scientists discovering a "... more »

Is Jesus the Meanest Person Who Ever Lived?

James Robison at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Jesus Praying Pleading in the Garden - 900] Today anyone with convictions concerning basic principles essential to freedom, security and human flourishing are ridiculed and attacked by those who continually cry out for tolerance. The only thing not to be tolerated is what others see as intolerance. In... more »

Swedish Report: Only 34% of Refugees Can Support Themselves After 15 Years

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Swedish refugees - 900] A new report by the Swedish parliament shows just 34 percent of refugees can support themselves after living in the country for 15 years. The report is an interpretation of various statistics from a number of government agencies. It shows... more »

Stormageddon Baby Onesie

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
This post is sponsored. All craft ideas and general geeky love is my own. If you are a Doctor Who fan, then you have probably seen the episode. Closing Time features Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and James Corden (The Late Late Show with Jame Corden) as Craig. Craig has a small son Alfie, that he is caring for while his girlfriend is away for the weekend. In one of my favorite Doctor Who scenes of all time, Craig introduces The Doctor to his baby as Alfie, The Doctor listens to the baby for a moment and then announces that he speaks baby and the baby prefers to be called Stormaged... more »

The 8 Obamacare Co-Ops Most Likely to Fail This Year

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Cohen - 900] Eight of the 11 remaining Obamacare health insurance co-ops appear likely to fail this year, according to an analysis of financial documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Twelve of the original 23 federally-financed co-ops have already collapsed. The... more »

Israel’s Gaza War Was ‘Disproportionate’ Says Bernie Sanders

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has called for a more “balanced” US Middle East policy, describing Israel’s war in the Gaza Strip in 2014 as “disproportionate.” In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the US Democratic presidential candidate said :“Was Israel’s response disproportionate? I think it was” adding “I think that we will not succeed to ever bring peace into that region unless we also treat the Palestinians with dignity and respect, and that is my view” Press TV reports: In early July 2014, Israel waged a war on the Gaza Strip. The 50-day offensive ended on August 26 with a truce that took... more »

12 Nuclear Realities Whose Names Must Not be Spoken

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Excellent article: 12 Nuclear Realities Whose Names Must Not Be Spoken by James Heddle http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/08/12-nuclear-realities-whose-names-must-not-be-spoken/

A Look Ahead: Neither Party Can Win Without Winning Independents

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Party identification is way down. Neither party can win without winning independents (source; click to enlarge)* I want to start taking a look ahead, not in a long essay but in chunks. "Ahead" means what happens at the Democratic convention, what those outcomes may be, what happens in the general election, and furthest out of all, what happens in 2017 and beyond. So this will be a series of sorts. I think the first main point is this: *1. Clinton, if she is the nominee, must win Sanders supporters or risk losing to the Republican, whoever that is.* Everything in this analysis ... more »

Rockets Fired From Syria Hit Turkish Border Town

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Rockets fired from Syria have landed on Turkish territory, injuring several people according to a local media report. At least four people were injured when five rockets hit the in the southeast border town of Kilis, Anadolu news agency reported. RT reports: The rockets are believed to have been fired from a region in Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants, the Daily Sabah reported.This is yet to be confirmed by authorities. The Turkish artillery retaliated by shelling the positions inside Syria from where the rockets were fired, it added. #Kilis kent m... more »

Good! In the USA, 18-29 year-olds seriously divided about 'climate change'.

JS at Climate Lessons - 12 hours ago
Source: A parent confessesTales of youngsters at school growing weary of relentless 'global warming' alarmism appear occasionally, but are the brainwashing efforts of immoral, ill-informed, or irresponsible campaigners nevertheless succeeding? Not as much as they might like. At least in the USA, according to a recently published survey from the Harvard Institute of Politics. This was a survey of people 18 to 29 years old - in other words those who have spent their entire lives under the shadow of the CO2 Frenzy, and during almost all of whose lives, the overall global warming tre... more »

Seven papers flagged earlier for fake reviews now retracted by Elsevier

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Elsevier has now retracted the seven papers it flagged in October as being affected by fake peer reviews. If you’re not keeping track, we are: We have logged a total of about 300 retractions for fake peer review, in which some aspect of the peer-review process becomes compromised — for instance, in the case of the […] The post Seven papers flagged earlier for fake reviews now retracted by Elsevier appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Terror Attack In Southern Russia Results In All 3 Attackers Blowing Themselves Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A vehicle of the Russian armed forces blocks the way in a settlement of the Novoselitsky district, where a local police station was recently attacked, in Stavropol region, southern Russia, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko *Reuters:* *Three men blow themselves up outside police station in southern Russia* Three men blew themselves up outside a rural police station in southern Russia on Monday after trying to gain entry to the building as part of an unsuccessful attack, Russian investigators said in a statement. The attack took place in Novoselitskoe, a village in Russia's ... more »

It Is Now Compulsory To Microchip Dogs In UK…Will Humans Be Next?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
It has now become compulsory for dogs to be microchipped throughout the United Kingdom. Dog owners in the U.K. have a just a few weeks to comply and should local authorities catch dogs without a microchip, the owners could face a fine of up to £500. But as the Daily Sheeple point out, if it’s such good idea, why must it be mandatory?: The government in the United Kingdom has just claimed further ownership of your dog. In a new law, the Crown has granted her subjects the privilege to own a dog but only if the beast is microchipped. That’s right, microchipping dogs is now mandatory t... more »

Is the MSM news real?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*probably not.* Acknowledging the fact that what you are reading, and in a new wrinkle, seeing with your own eyes, is being manipulated in order to propagandize the public, is a good start to remaining sane in an ever more increasingly insane world. It's not just the MSM news that is lefty propaganda, but it is also the "entertainment" on TV, and the sludge coming out of Hollywood. When people indulge in entertainment that promotes homosexuality, adultery, and a plethora of other sexual sins, they are being propagandized. Bernie Suarez has an interesting and valuable article pos... more »

Russia Begins Delivering The First Part Of S-300 Defense System To Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 defense system* Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defense system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear program. The S-300 surface-to-air system was first deployed at the height of the Cold War in 1979. In its updated form it is one of the most advanced systems of its kind and, according to British security think tank RUSI, can engage multiple aircraft and ballistic missiles around... more »

New Studies Give More Proof Organic Foods Far Superior for Health & Wellness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Three major reasons why organics are way better.

Wreaths and Planters

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Treasury Secretary Lew Says U.S. Retreat from Global Economic Stage Would be Mistake

MARTIN CRUTSINGER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Lew - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday that Americans have reaped significant benefits from the international architecture put in place after World War II and the United States would be making a serious mistake to retreat from its... more »

Holy Bible on List of ‘Challenged’ Books at Libraries

HILLEL ITALIE at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: banned books - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it... more »

Accelerating Decline of World's Coral Reefs

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Over the last few years, the die off of coral reefs has accelerated rapidly. Scientists interviewed for the article below attribute the recent acceleration as beginning in 2013: *Innis, Michelle (2016, April 9). Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists. New York Times.* http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/world/asia/climate-related-death-of-coral-around-world-alarms-scientists.html?emc=edit_th_20160410&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000 Scientists say the global bleaching is the result of an unusual confluence of events, each of which raised water temperatures ... more »

Samsung Holds A Patent On Smart Contact Lenses With Built In Camera

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Samsung has been granted a patent for smart contact lenses with built-in cameras that can project images directly into your eyes. According to a Samsung-focused tech blog called SamMobile, the patent application was filed in South Korea back in 2014. The patent includes a contact lens equipped with a display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement. The contact lens uses the antenna to link up to a smartphone, which processes the image sent into the eyes. Mashable reports: A built-in camera and sensors are controlled by blinking. Embedded antennas then beam ... more »

Immaculate Conception – A Dark Side Deception

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Some seriously devious force has played a very dark and yet quite brilliant trick on mankind.

World News Briefs -- April 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Yemen cease-fire begins ahead of crucial talks* Sporadic gunfire, explosions and accusations greeted the first day of a U.N.-brokered cease-fire agreement Monday in war-weary Yemen. The Associated Press described the cease-fire as "mostly holding," but both sides accused the other of breaches. The cease-fire is a precursor to peace talks, scheduled to begin next week in Kuwait, aimed at ending a brutal humanitarian crisis in one of the world's poorest countries. Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi blamed Iran-backed Houthi militias for violent clashes Mond... more »

Warrior Empress of Austeria

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Before she became a progressive for purposes of collecting votes, Secretary Hillary Clinton traveled the globe for the purposes of collecting a record number of frequent flyer miles in the service of banks and multinationals. Reading a blog-post by her staunch surrogate Paul Krugman the other day, about how those crazy Republicans try to sell such bogus products as "expansionary austerity" for the masses in order to jump-start economic growth, I was reminded of the time in 2011 when Hillary Clinton went to Greece and compared austerity to life-saving chemotherapy. As if that rhetor... more »

The Man Who Became a Woman Then a Dragon

Michael Brown at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Baby to Man to Woman to Dragon - 900] I've said it before and I'll say it again: If perception is substituted for reality, there is no end to the social madness that follows. You do not just have a man being named Woman of the Year. You do... more »

Researchers: Newer Type of Ransomware Is Harbinger of Danger

TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: hackers - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- An unusual strain of virus-like hacker software that exploits computer server vulnerabilities -- without requiring human interaction -- is a leading example of a new generation of “ransomware,” according to a new report by Cisco Systems Inc.... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Kamov Ka-52 (archive) © Yuri Smityuk/TASS *TASS*: *Russia's Alligator combat helicopter made its debut in Syria in early April — source* The source said that the Ka-52 helicopter was equipped with the L370 Vitebsk jamming system that proved effective against terrorists' man-portable air-defense systems MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Russia's Kamov Ka-52 ('Hokum-B') helicopter has made its combat debut in Syria, according to a Russian defense industry source. "Both Mi-28N and Ka-52 combat helicopters have started to make combat sorties in Syria. Mi-28N was used for the first ti... more »

The Price Of Oil Is Impacting Military Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Irina Slav, OilPrice.com*: *How The Oil Crisis Has Impacted Military Spending* A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has revealed that most of the world’s nations hiked their military budgets last year, marking the first increase in spending since the 2008 crisis. It seems that the only ones not taking part in this military spending hike are some of the world’s biggest oil producers. While the United States is still the country with the largest military budget at $596 billion spent in 2015, this figure was actually a decline ... more »

U.S. Navy Officer Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin Accused of Passing Secrets To China (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Edward Lin at a 2008 naturalization ceremony in Hawaii. REUTERS/U.S. NAVY/SARAH MURPHY *Reuters*: *U.S. Navy officer charged with spying, possibly for China, Taiwan* A U.S. Navy officer with access to sensitive U.S. intelligence faces espionage charges over accusations he passed state secrets, possibly to China and Taiwan, a U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, identified the suspect as Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin, who was born in Taiwan and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen, according a Navy profile article written abou... more »

Nuclear Hypocrisy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry puts his arm around Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after they and fellow G7 foreign ministers laid wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. Reuters * Washington is all about show - not substance. John Kerry makes a false pilgrimage to Hiroshima at the very same moment that the Pentagon is building new generations of nuclear weapons and deploying 'missile defense' systems throughout Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Guam, Philippines and in other countries in the Asia-Pacific. All these systems a... more »

Video of Chuck Grassley’s Town Hall Tells Different Story Than ‘Misportrayal’ in Media

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Chuck Grassley] The mainstream media coverage said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, faced intense opposition back home for his stance of no hearings and no votes for a Supreme Court nominee, but a town hall video shows a different picture. "We want to... more »

Collapse Of Iraq’s Kurdish Oil Economy

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is built upon an oil dependent economy just like the rest of Iraq. For years that appeared to pay off, but disputes with the central government, and the collapse in petroleum prices has put that all in jeopardy. The region has become dependent upon a pipeline to Turkey that is constantly being bombed by Kurdish insurgents and broken into by oil smugglers. It is also failing to meet its marks in pre-set deals with oil traders. All together that is putting the regional government deeper and deeper into debt, and several of its major producers ... more »

Neuroscientist in Serbia set to notch 7th retraction amid investigation

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Amidst an ongoing investigation by the University of Belgrade in Serbia into allegations of duplication by neurobiologist Lidija Radenović, a journal is planning to retract another one of her papers. Radenović has already racked up six retractions; Elinor Ben-Menachem, the chief editor of the journal, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, confirmed her journal is planning to retract one paper co-authored […] The post Neuroscientist in Serbia set to notch 7th retraction amid investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

RETURNING TOMORROW: The culture of incoherence!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016Preview—One hundred years later:* Starting tomorrow, we'll return to our ongoing study of the academic/journalistic/publishing phenomenon we've memorably dubbed "the culture of incoherence." In this week's reports, we'll extend our study of last November's hour-long Nova program, Inside Einstein's Mind. After this week, we'll proceed to several weeks of rumination about the later Wittgenstein, king of the search for coherence. At that point, we'll return to our perusal of Einstein-made-easy best-sellers and broadcasts. Concerning this week's course of study... more »

Ravitch Labels Sanders Remarks "Dreadful and Petulant"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When Clinton lost the Wisconsin primary, her campaign devised a new strategy as they headed toward New York: paint Sanders as unqualified to be President. The next day she launched the new smear tactics. From WaPo: Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Wednesday questioned whether her rival in the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), is qualified to be president. "I think he hadn't done his homework and he'd been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn't really studied or understood," Clinton said in an interview on MSNB... more »

Rocker Bryan Adams Jumps on Springsteen’s E-Street Bandwagon, Boycotts Mississippi

Jonathan Witt at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bryan Adams live in the Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany, on June 3, 2007] ABC News reports that “Canadian rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state’s new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.” Fox News & Commentary host Todd...more »

Study: Fracking Has No Net Impact on Average Property Values, Despite Green Claims

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: A natural gas drill rig near homes in Colorado. The Rocky Mountains are in the background.] Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has no impact of property values, according to a study published last week by Ballotpedia.org, a web encyclopedia which tracks legislation and elections. "When it comes to the proximity of active oil or gas wells, there is no definitive evidence... more »

British Submarines Set To Resume Arctic Patrols

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
British attack submarines are preparing to return to the Arctic for the fist time in almost a decade. The Royal Navy suspended Arctic patrols in 2007, following a fatal incident where two sailors were killed during an exercise. The Sunday Times reported that UK navy officers are set to undergo training to navigate below ice and break through ice covers on a US submarine before being deployed to the Arctic Activity in the resource-rich area has started to heat up, with interest coming from a number of nations, including Russia. RT reports: Anti-submarine warfare patrols by the US and ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*The latest temperature data from Switzerland* *It's got hotter in Switzerland. From the early C20 to the early C21 it warmed more than twice as much as the rest of the world. An average implies a range so that is not particularly surprising and the authors do not venture an explanation. So all we have is a warning not to generalize from Swiss data. The Warmists undoubtedly will, though* Emerging trends in heavy precipitation and hot temperature extremes in Switzerland S. C. Scherrer et al. Abstract Changes in intensity and frequency of daily heavy precipitation and hot tem... more »

Carter Optimistic About More Military Cooperation With India

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Ash Carter, Ashton Carter] MORMUGAO PORT TRUST, India (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave an optimistic assessment Monday that the U.S military will be able to move ahead with agreements to cooperate more with India on aircraft carrier and other technology. Speaking aboard... more »

Kerry Makes Gut-Wrenching Visit to Hiroshima Site of A-Bomb

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk after offering wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese. (Kyodo News via AP)] HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- A gut-wrenched John Kerry said Hiroshima’s horrible history should teach ... more »

How Right-Wing Opportunists In Pennsylvania Are Using Trump For Their Own Crackpot Schemes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Trump is way ahead of Cruz and Kasich among Pennsylvania Republican voters. Early yesterday, Fox released a new poll showing that likely Pennsylvania GOP primary votes for April 26's Super Tuesday are looking like this right now: *•* Trump- 48% *•* Kasich- 22% *•* Cruz- 20% Hard to believe that after the intense spotlight that's been shining on Trump lately, he can still muster that kind of support, even among Republicans. Friday Trump opened a campaign office in tiny suburban Clarks Summit, an all-white suburb northwest of Scranton in NEPA. Only 8 members of Congress have endor... more »

Trump is right: UnFreedom Tower is "disgusting"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump is right: The new World Trade Center Tower 1, the UnFreedom Tower, is disgusting. According to the Daily Caller: "Trump trashed 9/11 Freedom Tower concept calling it 'junk, disgusting' Trump was criticizing the architecture. But what is REALLY disgusting is building a phony monument to "freedom" on the spot where freedom was blown to smithereens by the high perpetrators of the 9/11 inside job. Here is my 2013 Press TV article laying it out: UnFreedom Tower gives America the middle finger Unfreedom Tower casts a dark shadow over ‘Gulag America’ By Kevin Barrett, origina... more »

Schumann Resonance

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
On Apr 11, 2016, at 6:14 AM, Consciously Connecting wrote: My God! I have never see it look like this! BTW... sounds like you have been busy! Love too you Bill! Cindy Sent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android device *In a prior email:* On Apr 9, 2016, at 12:02 PM, Consciously Connecting wrote: There has been a real uptick in the harmonics lately. Especially noticeable for the past couple of weeks and lots yesterday and today (the white areas are real blasts!) http://sosrff.tsu.ru/?page_id=7 Sent from my MetroPCS 4G LTE Android device

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The Misguided Compassion of Social Justice Catholics* There are many reasons for the downfall of our urban public schools, but beyond the undeniable corruption of those sucking the system dry for financial gain, the greatest destruction to our schools, and more importantly to the individual children in those schools, is the misguided and dishonest compassion of Social Justice. Before going further, a distinction must be made between those who honestly believe in the Social Justice movement and those who use the movement for their own agenda, usually an agenda that leads to more p... more »

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Is In A Rush To Fix Everything That Is Wrong With The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Ryan Faith, VICE News*: *US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Wants to Fix Everything Wrong With the Pentagon* US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is racing against the clock to push some pretty far-reaching reforms in the Department of Defense. On the one hand, fundamental structural changes in the world's most expensive military are important, and ripples from these changes will be felt for years and decades to come. On the other hand, this stuff is boring as hell. But in Washington, it turns out that being boring is one of the best forms of camouflage available. Carter has fo... more »

To Counter China All Three U.S. Zumwalt Class Destroyers Will Be Assigned To The Pacific

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is underway for the first time conducting at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 7, 2015. The multimission ship will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works/Released) *Military.com*: *All Three Zumwalt Class Destroyers to Be Assigned to Pacific: Carter* All three of the new Zumwalt class of stealthy destroyers -- the Zumwalt currently undergoing trials ... more »

Texas School Teacher Arrested For Slapping And Mocking Pupil

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A 63-year-old high school math teacher from east Texas was arrested for assault after a video showed her repeatedly slapping a student around the head in class. KGW reports: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Mary Hastings, a teacher at Ozen High School near Beaumont, was arrested Friday on an assault charge. @pside_prince this. pic.twitter.com/ItIkgq9Pw1 — khay (@khay2you) April 8, 2016 According to a statement from the Beaumont Independent School District obtained by KHOU sister station KBMT, the conduct was substantiated by video viewed by BISD police and admini... more »

Daredevil Skier Risks Death To Win GoPro Video Competition

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Video footage captures a daredevil skier using death-defying stunts and a GoPro action camera to win extreme sport competition. Professional skier Léo Taillefer, 22, used breathtaking skills that allowed him to be named winner of GoPro’s February Line of the Winter competition. Contestants had to shoot the best action video while navigating the slopes of Val d’lsére in France. Daily Mail reports: The fearless daredevil recorded his moves to win the contest, which challenges skiers to capture the best raw GoPro footage as they make their way down the slopes. The video shows Léo effor... more »

Prank Caller Convinces Burger King Employees To Smash Up Restaurants

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A prank caller pretending to be from the fire department persuaded Burger King employees in Minnesota and Oklahoma to smash up their restaurants to stop the buildings from exploding. Mail Online reports: Posing as a fire department official, the caller convinced two outlets – one in Shawnee, OK, on Thursday; one in Coon Rapids, MN, on Friday – that there were perilously high levels of carbon monoxide filling up the buildings. The only way to save the place from exploding, they said, was to smash all the windows as quickly as possible. Passers-by in both cities looked on baffled as th... more »

Iran Tells The U.S. That Its Missile Program Is Not Negotiable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Iran to US: Missile program ‘not open to negotiation’* Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program is “not open to negotiation” with the United States, seemingly spurning an overture from Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry said Thursday during a visit to Bahrain that the U.S. and its regional allies were “prepared to work on a new arrangement to find a peaceful solution” to the dispute over recent Iranian ballistic missile tests. The missile tests are not covered by the U.S.-Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comp... more »

The Pentagon Does Not Know How To Stop A Russian Invasion of Eastern Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Ryan Faith, VICE*: *The US Army Doesn't Seem Real Sure It Could Stop a Russian Invasion of Europe* According to four US Army three-star generals, the US Army is in deep shit. Or at least, very close to it. As generals Michael Williamson, H. R. McMaster, Joseph Anderson, and John Murray told a Senate hearing on Army modernization this week, the Army has barely enough forces to meet a baseline planning scenario. That baseline is the ability to fight two major conflicts at the same time, winning in one theater while denying the enemy victory in the othe... more »

AP-GfK Poll: Clinton Has Edge Over Trump on Range of Issues

JULIE PACE & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a stark warning for Donald Trump as he eyes a possible general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the Republican businessman to handle a wide range of issues -- from... more »

Suit Claims Obama’s Environmental Protections for Grouse Driven by Politics, Not Science

SCOTT SONNER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE- This Nov. 5, 2015, file photo shows a parcel of U.S. Bureau of Land Management Land that the city of Sparks wants to acquire for a new veterans cemetery. The proposal is in jeopardy because BLM considers it sage grouse habitat. Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administration's sage-grouse protections say a trail of internal government documents shows politics was the driving force behind a pre-determined policy that flies in the face of its experts' own best science. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)] RENO, Nev. (AP) Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administra... more »

Panama Papers: UK’s Prime Minister Cameron Faces Parliament Grilling on Offshore Accounts, Taxes

JILL LAWLESS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: British Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London, Saturday Feb. 20, 2016. Cameron said Saturday a historic referendum on whether to stay in the European Union will be held on June 23. He spoke in front of 10 Downing Street after winning his Cabinet’s agreement to recommend that Britain remain part of the 28-nation bloc rather than strike out on its own. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)] LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron will face lawmakers’ questions about his tax affairs Monday -- and try to restore his government’s shaken re... more »

Keeping the Arabs Divided --Gowans blog

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 16 hours ago
From The Bannerman Report, written in 1907 by British prime minister Henry Campbell Bannerman: “There are people (the Arabs, Editor’s Note) who control spacious territories teeming with manifest and hidden resources. They dominate the intersections of world routes. Their lands were the cradles of human civilizations and religions. These people have one faith, one language, one history and

Stabbings and Shootings

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Before I say that Kevin Connolly has just filed a stinker of a report on the BBC news website, I’m going to try and be what the BBC claims it is: impartial. I’m going to imagine I am a reader with an average amount of knowledge of the Israel / Palestine conflict (not a lot.) I haven’t taken a particular interest in the recent ‘knife intifada’, but I’ve heard bits and pieces about it, and maybe seen the video that has been widely disseminated online. I come across Kevin Connolly’s report on the BBC website. The BBC is my trusted source of information. (!) Okay. Are we sitting comf... more »

New Orleans Footballer Will Smith Shot Dead In Road Rage Attack

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
American Footballer and Super Bowl winner for the New Orleans Saints, Will Smith, 34, was shot and killed by a driver in a possible revenge attack. Smith was driving with his wife when his car was rear-ended by his attacker who then pulled out a gun and started firing during an altercation over the accident. Smith’s wife was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg. The attacker, 28-year-old Cardell Hayes, is in custody on second degree murder charges. It has emerged that a former police chief who dined with New Orleans Saints star just hours before his death was named in a ... more »

Call of the East: A Romance of Far Formosa (1914)

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*A lifegiving meal of fatty pork with onions and milk tea, which has genuine healing powers. * Jonathon Benda alerted me to the existence of this book. The full text is on the net in the Internet Archive and at Project Gutenberg. The story is set in the Sino-French war of 1884-5, and one of the background characters is Dr Mackay, the famous missionary. "Then Keelung is in the hands of the French?" "Yes. That is if by Keelung you mean a strip of a few hundred feet wide around the harbour. But the hills all around that again are occupied by the Chinese." "Little difference that w... more »

North Korean Military Intelligence Officer Defects To South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Colonel in North Korea’s Spy Agency Has Defected to South, Seoul Says* SEOUL, South Korea — A colonel belonging to North Korea’s spy agency recently defected to South Korea, the South announced on Monday. He is one of the highest-ranking North Korean military officers known to have defected to South Korea in recent decades. The Defense and Unification Ministries of South Korea would only confirm that a colonel from the North’s General Bureau of Reconnaissance had recently defected, declining to provide further details. The South Korean news agency Yonhap, which... more »

Cruz Completes Sweep of All Colorado Delegates; Trump Focuses on Home State of New York

NICHOLAS RICCARDI at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Colorado Republican State Convention, in Colorado Springs, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Ted Cruz completed his sweep of Colorado’s 34 delegates on Saturday while rival Donald Trump angled for favor a half-continent away in New York’s all-important April 19 primary. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders picked... more »

Recent reading

Robert Grumbine at More Grumbine Science - 17 hours ago
I'm a bookaholic, I confess. I have far more books than are strictly needed. And I'm acquiring more essentially all the time. (The freebies available via google, ibooks, kindle, nook, and many other venues don't exactly slow down my acquisition.) On the other hand, I do eventually read them. From recent (-ish) reading: Hands on Meteorology by Zbigniew Sorbjan -- a book with something of everything for meteorology and middle school students (or older). Some history, some biography, and a substantial chunk of hands on meteorology. Plenty of experiments that you can do with mini... more »

Refugees Break Through Border Fence, Get Teargassed by Macedonian Police

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Macedonian Border Riot] The situation along Greece's border with Macedonia is getting out of control as Macedonia's border patrol is forced to launch teargas at desperate migrants to keep them out. Migrants have been stranded in the Greek city of Idomeni since Macedonia... more »

China Looks To Export Surplus Energy To Germany

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/why-is-china-building-1000-new-coal-power-plants-heres-why/ I suppose it was inevitable! China’s proposed investments in long-distance, ultra-high voltage (UHV) power transmission lines will pave the way for power exports as far as Germany, the head of the national power grid said on Tuesday as he launched an initiative for cross-border power connections. Exporting power […]

Cold fusion turns to hot legal battles: Rossi vs Industrial Heat

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
I haven't written about this particular scam for several years but Anthony Watts' blog has regained some sanity concerning the cold fusion in the fresh guest blog E-Cat crumbles: “Industrial Heat has worked for over three years to substantiate the results … without success” by Eric Worrall so it may be a good idea to recall the story and mention several rather predictable events that took place in recent days. Nuclear fusion cannot be "cold". This fact must be comprehensible to every good undergraduate student who has gone at least through the first semester of some nuclear phys... more »

"Why Do We Laugh?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy." - Bryant H. McGill

“Europe Bank Crisis Spreads: Italy Calls 'Last Resort' Meeting To Save Banks”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Europe Bank Crisis Spreads: * *Italy Calls 'Last Resort' Meeting To Save Banks”* by U.S. Reporter April 10, 2016, 5:33 Pm EDT- "As a last resort to ring-fence a massive €360bn pile of non-performing loans of Italian banks, Finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan has called for a meeting of minds in Rome on Monday. Padoan seeks a plan reminiscent of the Sareb bad bank structure in Spain, even though that plan blew up several times. The bad bank will require equity contributions, mostly from Italy’s banks, insurers and asset managers to build up a backstop fund. This approach is necessar... more »

People are Awesome

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago

Military Photo of the Day: Paratroopers over Fort Bragg

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Parachute Jump-900] U.S Army paratroopers conduct a field training exercise at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on April 5, 2016. Wow! Thanks to Staff Sgt. Jason Hull for capturing this magnificent image.

'Kill Ahmadis' leaflets found in UK mosque per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
What have we imported from the Indian sub continent? 'Leaflets calling for the killing of a sect of Muslims have been found in a south London mosque. Piles of the flyers, which say Ahmadis should face death if they refuse to convert to mainstream Islam, were displayed in Stockwell Green mosque.' Can you feel the cultural enrichment? More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35928848

9/11 Security Firm Held Meeting In Saudi Offices

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The company responsible for security at the World Trade Center buildings (Stratesec) before the 9/11 attacks held meetings prior to the attacks in offices leased by Saudi Arabia. The Securities and Exchange Commission suspected Stratesec’s CEO, Wirt D. Walker, of 9/11 insider trading – yet no investigation was made into the security firm or its links to Saudi Arabia. Washingtonsblog.com reports: Despite that documented suspicion and the SEC’s call for FBI investigation of Walker’s trades, neither the FBI nor the 9/11 Commission questioned Walker at all. Stratesec had security contr... more »

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Harvard University study funded by the National Institutes of Health (HIH) has revealed that children who drink water that contains fluoride have a “significantly lower” IQ than children who drink water with little or zero fluoride. The 32-page report concludes that people living in areas with highly fluoridated water are at greater risk from mental impairment than everyone else. A recent report from the U.S. National Research Council (NRC 2006) concluded that adverse effects of high fluoride concentrations in drinking water may be of concern and that additional research is warra... more »

U.S. Senator Claims 9/11 Attackers Had “Support Within The U.S.”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Former Florida governor and Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Graham has gone on national television in America saying that he believes the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. On Saturday, CBS News released a trailer for an upcoming episode in which Graham claims that 19 hijackers did not commit the attacks on September 11, 2001. “I think it’s implausible to believe that 19 people, most of whom didn’t speak English, most of whom had never been in the United States before, many didn’t have a high school education, could have carried out such a complicated task without some support from withi... more »

Israel Acquires Nuclear Submarines For Attack On Iran

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Professor Noam Chomsky has claimed that Israel have acquired nuclear submarines and are preparing to use them in order to attack Iran. In an interview with AcTVism Munich’s Zain Raza, Chomsky explained what happens to submarines Germany sends to Israel: “These dolphin class submarines that Germany is providing to Israel are instantly refitted in Israel to have nuclear weapons capacity, and that’s not aimed at defense of Israel. They are meant for attack, that’s what they are. And we know what attack they’re aimed for in the short run: an attack on Iran in the Gulf. That’s a terrible... more »

America Bans $100 Bill As Part Of Cashless Society Plan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Harvard economist and global elitist Larry Summers has demanded that the U.S. government “go after big money” by banning the $100 dollar bill in a move to completely get rid of cash from circulation. The former U.S. Treasury secretary and chief economist of the World Bank outlined the plans for a cashless society in a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, calling for the ban on 500 euro and $100 dollar bills to begin with. Wnd.com reports: “He’s been writing forcefully about that for the past six months,” said Patrick Wood, an economist and expert on the Trilateral Commission, tech... more »

FBI Warn Of Cyber Attack On Electrical Grid

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The FBI have warned that the U.S. is in danger of suffering from a cyber attack on its electrical grid – similar to the recent hacking attacks seen against Ukraine’s national power grid. Last month the DHS and FBI began a nationwide campaign to war electrical power companies on the dangers of a possible attack, which could take out the nation’s power grid. Freebeacon.com reports: The unclassified briefings are titled “Ukraine Cyber Attack: Implications for U.S. Stakeholders,” and are based on work with the Ukrainian government in the aftermath of the Dec. 23 cyber attack against the... more »

Japan Unveils Fingerprint Currency To Replace Cash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Japan have announced plans to unveil a program next year which will see the introduction of fingerprint currency that will eventually replace cash by the year 2020. The fingerprint currency system will force users to register their fingerprints and other biometric information at locations such as airports, and then when they wish to pay for a service they scan their fingerprint instead of using cash or cards. Pressfortruth.ca reports: The program is going to start with foreign tourists being able to verify their identity by scanning their finger rather than pulling out their wallet... more »

Hubble Telescope Find

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
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German Domestic Intel Chief: Islamic State Eyeing German Cities As Next Targets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Hans-Georg Maassen from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) looks on during an interview in Berlin, Germany Aug. 4, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH *IBTimes:* *ISIS Threat To Germany: Spy Chief Says Security Situation Is ‘Very Serious’ Amid Islamic State’s Attack Plans* Germany's security situation is "very serious" amid the Islamic State group's threat to attack the country, the head of the domestic intelligence agency (BfV) told a Sunday newspaper, according to Reuters. Hans-Georg Maassen reportedly said that despite concerns, authorities are stil... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
New front opens in war on superbugs: experts https://t.co/CZ1GkGb2t6 pic.twitter.com/aVdPvS1fzA — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 11, 2016 *WNU Editor:* This is going to impact all of us in the years to come.

Mercury To Pass In Front Of The Sun Next Month In Rare Event

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
At the beginning of May the planet Mercury is set to travel in front of the sun in a rare event that we will be able to see from Earth. The planet will not travel between our planet and the sun again for another three and a half years. Businessinsider.com reports: Here’s everything you need to know to watch. The transit of Mercury occurs when Mercury passes between the Sun and Earth, and happens around 13 or 14 times each century. This year the event kicks off on May 9 just after 7am EDT (9pm AEST, 11am UTC), with the planet taking around 8 hours to make its glorious way across the ...more »

CIA Director: No More Waterboarding Even If Ordered By Future President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*NBC:* *Director Brennan: CIA Won't Waterboard Again — Even if Ordered by Future President* CIA Director John Brennan told NBC News in an exclusive interview that his agency will not engage in harsh "enhanced interrogation" practices, including waterboarding, which critics call torture — even if ordered to by a future president. "I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I've heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure," Brennan said. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said that if elected president, he'd authorize the ... more »

15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl • Thunderclap

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago
*the abandoned city of Pripyat / Chernobyl nuclear plant in the back(Greenpeace)* ...The long-lived radionuclides released by Chernobyl means the disaster continues 30 years later. It still affects the lives of millions of people. Here are 15 facts you may not know about the disaster – *more: 15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl | Greenpeace International* Please speak out in solidarity with Chernobyl survivors and join us for a twitter thunderclap.

Tibor Machan: Contemporary liberalism, punishing what it finds objectionable

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
*In tribute to **our recently departed friend**, I thought I’d begin posting a few of the many columns Tibor Machan wrote for our ‘Free Radica’l magazine back in the day. Today, an old post about a threat that’s **increasingly topical** …* Many moons ago, when I would now and then check out the very popular TV comedy show M*A*S*H*, I noticed that whenever their rightwing villain Frank Burns (played by the late Larry Linville) acted badly, the good guys, lead by Alan Alda’s character, Hawkeye, had no compunction about physically assaulting him. They set traps that would clearly inj... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopter during its military operation in the neighborhood of central Syrian town of Al-Qaryatayn, liberated from the terrorists. © SPUTNIK/ MIKHAIL VOSKRESENSKIY

Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 »

NTU summer Asian arts program

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #144 A CONVERSATION WITH COMMANDER MALLIEUN OF THE DRACO-MAX OF THE SPHERE ALLIANCE

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

"Banking Crisis EXPLODES in Europe on a Sunday Afternoon: AUSTRIA ORDERS FIRST-EVER BANK "BAIL-IN"; TAKES DEPOSITORS MONEY FOR FAILED BANK"

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

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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