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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

12 April - Blogs I'm Following

10:25pm MDST

Musical Interlude: Poco, “Rose of Cimarron”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Poco, “Rose of Cimarron” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiDNlCyHp0I

Navy Secretary Tells Marines to Get Used to Women in Combat

AP at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Ray Mabus] CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ talk with Marines on women in combat (all times local): 4 p.m. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is telling rank-and-file Marines to get used to having all combat positions... more »

South Koreans Go to the Polls, Likely to Reelect Conservative Government

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: President Park Geun-hye delivers the keynote speech during an economic policy meeting on December 27, 2013 at the Sejong Government Complex.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Koreans are voting in a parliamentary election that many predict will hand President Park Geun-hye’s conservative party a decisive win, despite frustrations over a sluggish economy. If Wednesday’s vote allows the ruling Saenuri Party... more »

Lots Want the New Tesla Electric Car, but They’re All Techies

TOM KRISHER at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: In this March 31, 2016 file photo, Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling of the Model 3 at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. More than 276,000 people pre-order the Tesla Model 3 in less than a week. Is it the “Tesla phenomenon,” or has the $35,000 electric car with a range of 200-plus miles taken finally taken the electric car to the masses.] DETROIT (AP) -- Demand for Tesla’s new Model 3 has been eye-popping, with consumers pre-ordering about $13.7 billion worth of the electric sedans nearly two years before they go on sale. Yet experts ar... more »

House GOP Releases Legislation to Reverse Puerto Rico’s Debt

MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Puerto Rico's Capitol in San Juan.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to reverse Puerto Rico’s spiraling economy, House Republicans on Tuesday released compromise legislation to create a tough new financial control board for the territory. Puerto Rico is struggling with $70 billion in debt, and its governor... more »

Flawed Poll on Trump Cited in Clinton Presidential Papers

CHAD DAY at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A rigged public opinion poll on Donald Trump and how President Bill Clinton planned to answer questions 17 years ago about the billionaire’s presidential aspirations were among the details included in papers released Tuesday by the Clinton... more »

Egyptians Are Outraged As Egypt Hands Saudi Arabia Two Disputed Red Sea Islands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Juan Cole, The Nation*: *Egyptian President Sisi Is Ridiculed for ‘Selling’ Islands to Saudi Arabia* Even members of the usually supine elite are horrified; the dictator’s move could provoke much more widespread opposition. Saudi King Salman’s state visit to Egypt this past weekend announced more than the fraternal Arab solidarity he advertised in his speech to the Egyptian parliament. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi’s agreement to cede two disputed Red Sea islands (Tiran and Sanafir) to the kingdom provoked outrage on Egyptian social media and a small demonstration in ... more »

A3 Newsletter: Broadening the Platform to Correct Past Injustices

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 2 hours ago
*A3 Newsletter, February 12, 2016: This is What Freedom Looks Like... Two Months of Liberation* *WATCH:* *Albert Speaks at Southeastern Louisiana University* What a joy it is to have Albert out of prison, after all these years of struggle, it is a rare and special treat to hear his voice on the phone each morning as we review the days schedule and events. In Albert's first month of freedom he stayed busy every day, obtaining identification papers, scheduling doctor and dentist appointments, visiting with family and supporters - every moment was occupied. Since the end of March... more »

PolitiFact Gets North Carolina Transgender Fight ‘Mostly Wrong’

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Transgender, Gender Identity, Transsexual] For the second time in four months, PolitiFact’s foray into the national fight over gender has crossed from fact-checking into promotion of gender-bending ideology. In December, PolitiFact declared it was “False” for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to say the Obama administration... more »

Senate GOP to Subpoena EPA Chief in Colorado Mine Spill, On Behalf of American Indians

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Entrance to the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to issue a subpoena to force the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to appear at a field hearing in Phoenix next week on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Laguna Indigo II (Aurora)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfvKD_SaQdQ

Economic News , Data & Views - ( April12 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Equities YTD (Local Currency - Winners & Losers So far For 2016. 2 Commodities Round Up Of Data. Energy Complex Has Largely Bounced Nicely Off February Lows - Except Laggard Natural Gas. Crude Finally Cross 200 MVA- Downtrend Since July 30th 2014 Comes To An End. 4. Paul Ryan Says " Count Me Out Of Consideration For 2016. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Ukraine Political News For Tuesday. 2. Refugee / Migration Top News Items. 3. Scandals De Jour. 4. Greece In Focus - Creditor Talks , Economy In Focus . 5. Spain Items For Tuesday - New Elections Looming , ISIS Risk ? )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Overview..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 31m 31 minutes ago Equities YTD (Local Currency)... Brazil: +20% Russia: +8% US: +1.5% Germany: -9% China: -15% Japan: -16% Italy: -19% *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 1h 1 hour ago At the February lows, Crude Oil was down 30% on the yr. Today: up 14%. Gasoline now leading all commodities YTD. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 1h 1 hour ago First time since July 30, 2014: Crude Oil closed above its 200-day moving avg. Longest downtrend in history ends. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner ... more »

MK Ultra? ‘Star Wars’ Star Moved To Psychiatric Hospital

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Hollywood is an odd place. Many times we see some of our favorite performers suddenly in “psychiatric holding” in order for them to recover from some mental illness. The darker truth, however, is that it could possibly be a “reprogramming” under the US government’s MK Ultra mind-control program. From Amanda Bynes to Britney Spears, the same pattern can be seen. Now, actor Jake Loyd, who played Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,’ has been moved from a jail cell to a psychiatric facility. TMZ reports: Jake’s been behind bars since June for taking cops on a chase that ... more »

CNN: Is Pope Francis “Obsessed” With Satan?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
In a rather strange article, CNN asks why Pope Francis “obsessed” with the devil. CNN reports: His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain “demon” are now legion. For Francis, the devil is not a myth, but a real person. Many modern people may greet the Pope’s insistence on the devil with a dismissive, cultural affectation, indifference, or at the most indulgent curiosity. Yet Francis refers to the devil continually. He does not believe him to... more »

Viral Video Catches California Sinkhole As It Opens

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A video was captured of a sinkhole opening in the middle of a California road. GeoBeats News reports: Sinkholes are bad enough when they open up in yards and in fields, but on Monday afternoon one formed in the middle of a Madera, California street, reports KCRA. Area police shared video of the void as it grew from a relatively small crack to a gaping chasm. Pieces of Schnoor Avenue continued to fold into a sewage line until a roughly 12 foot by 15 foot opening had formed. Authorities estimate the sinkhole is upwards of 20 feet deep and believe recent rains spurred the collapse. Clea... more »

Policeman Accidentally Detonates Grenade In Court

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
An officer from Pakistan accidentally pulled the pin from a live hand grenade to demonstrate to a judge in court how it worked, which then exploded in a courtroom, injuring five people – including the judge. GeoBeats News reports: There are certain things that are best not to demonstrate in a courtroom setting. Daily Pakistan is reporting that a police constable pulled the pin from a grenade and caused it to explode in a Karachi courtroom after a judge asked him how it worked. The officer reportedly thought the weapon had been deactivated since that is the standard protocol for such... more »

This List of Illnesses From Chemtrails Will Make You Sick

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Chemtrails are a widely debated phenomena: are they real? Are they just the talk of crazy conspiracy theorists? Regardless, people across the world who believe in them have one thing in common: severe illnesses and ailments that all seem to align with chemtrails. Global SkyWatch explains: People are reporting illnesses associated with chemtrail spraying in countries around the globe. Unexplained deaths of animals and plant life are occurring as well. This page provides you with an overview of the illnesses that are being experienced. It also contains information that you won’t hear ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Sometimes, if you wait long enough for a clear and moonless night, the stars will come out with a vengeance. One such occasion occurred at the Piton de l'Eau on Reunion Island. In the foreground, surrounded by bushes and trees, lies a water filled volcanic crater serenely reflecting starlight. *Click image for larger size.* A careful inspection near the image center will locate Piton des Neiges, the highest peak on the island, situated several kilometers away. In the background, high above the lake, shines the light of hundreds of stars, most of which are within 100 light years, ri... more »

Paulo Coelho, “The Fisherman And The Businessman”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Fisherman And The Businessman”* by Paulo Coelho “There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.” “Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” The businessman was astonished. “This is enough to feed my whole family,” the fisherman said. The businessman then asked, “So,... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Pot of Crickets?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“A Pot of Crickets?”* by Chet Raymo “Yesterday I quoted the poet Hayden Carruth on writers: "Our heads are full of language like buckets of minnows." A few hours later, I came across a similar expression expression: A head like "a pot full of crickets." It is, I think, a phrase most commonly used in Spanish-speaking countries- olla de grillos- for any confusing or cacophonous situation. I came across it in an essay by the Spanish writer/philosopher Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) called "My Religion" (1907). I can't say that I know much about Unamuno, but I was impressed by his essa...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Chinese Fighter Jets Seen On Contested South China Sea Island

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
(ImageSat International, www.imagesatintl.com) *FOX News*: *Chinese fighter jets seen on contested South China Sea island, evidence of Beijing's latest bold move* The Chinese military has deployed new fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea and bolstered their advanced surface-to-air missile system on the island, new satellite imagery provided exclusively to Fox News shows. The move is expected to escalate tensions in the region days before Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits the Philippines, where China’s recent provocative actions in the region are expected to b... more »

Airline Firm Pays A Lobbyist To Have A Sexual Relationship With The Chair Of The House Transportation Committee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Shuster and his lobbyist have red circles around their heads* Bill Shuster couldn't have turned out *not* to be corrupt. The Pennsylvania Republican is the antithesis of a values-driven political leader. He's a grubby deal maker whose father Bud Shuster suddenly resigned from Congress at a pique of anger with the GOP over his lucrative committee chair and his son Bill, a car salesman, inherited the deep red seat-- complements of shady backroom deals-- and, eventually the graft-producing committee chair his father was angry about being retired from. Pennsylvania's 9th CD is the left... more »

Undercover UK Cop Comes Clean: I Infiltrated Hippies To Bust LSD

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
During the height of the LSD craze in the 1970’s, a massive undercover operation in the UK aimed at dismantling one of the world’s most prolific LSD creation and distribution networks. The undercover job was called Operation Julie and lasted two and a half years. The job included police officers posing as hippies in rural Wales. VICE reports: The undercover op resulted in the seizure of £7.6 million [$10.8 million] worth of acid ($9.3 million in LSD crystals and $1.6 million in tabs) and 120 arrests, and has since been heralded as the event that kick-started the war on drugs in the ... more »

Glass Sphere May Revolutionize Way We Power Earth

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
This amazing new glass sphere energy conductor can operate on cloudy days and is 35% more efficient than solar panels. According to a report from Minds: It concentrates light by 10,000 times. Architect André Broessel was a finalist in the World Technology Network Award 2013. This video is going viral around the globe.

New paper online: Ethical Hazards in Monitoring and Addressing Patient Decision Capacity in Clinical Practice

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 3 hours ago
Just a little heads-up about a new research paper now being online (free to read and download). This one is lead by my Ph.D. student, Thomas Hartvigsson (presently visiting at Queen's University, Canada) and addresses aspects of his thesis topic about the normative roles of decision competence, for instance, in areas such as law or health care. Together with Gun Forsander, chief senior clinical consultant at a childhood diabetes clinic, we use studies made in the area of teenage diabetes care, to argue that patient educational interventions meant to monitor and promote patients' int... more »

FBI Director Defends Effort to Force Apple to Unlock iPhone as Way of Investigating the Problem

ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy,' on Capitol Hill, March 1, 2016 in Washington, DC.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday he was glad a court fight in California over access to a locked iPhone had ended because it “was creating an emotion around the issue that was not productive,” likening the... more »

April 12: Is the Irving press deliberately brainless?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
The Liberal and Conservative parties exist for one purpose - to get into power. Since 1867, both have followed that purpose by chasing for the support of big money. That goes from John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau. Even Pierre Trudeau held to that principle - if one can all it a principle. And it has paid off. Ever since 1867, the news media, mostly owned by big business for all of that time, have supported the Liberals and the Conservatives. The only exception I can think of was New Brunswick's R.B.Bennett who began as a traditional politician, but changed his policy radically as... more »

Was Saudi Arabia Behind 9/11?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Was Saudi Arabia Behind 9/11: These 28 Pages Have The Answer* *Is it sensitive Steve, might it involve opening a bit of can of worms, or some snakes crawling out of there, yes.* That's how the latest *"60 Minutes" segment* ended on Sunday. The comment was in reference to the final chapter of a Congressional investigative report into 9/11 that has been left out of the report due to it being classified. The congressional investigative report is a report that was completed and handed over to the 9/11 commission, who ultimately produced the final "official" report. The... more »

Is There A White House Double Standard When It Comes To Prosecuting Those Leakers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Obama during a news conference at the White House on April 5. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times *New York Times*: *Obama’s Latest View on Secrecy Overlooks Past Prosecution of Leaks* WASHINGTON — When President Obama defended Hillary Clinton’s email practices in a television interview over the weekend by saying, “there’s classified, and then there’s classified,” he was only repeating what critics of government secrecy have long contended: that most of what is classified is merely sensitive, a little embarrassing or perhaps a policy debate still in progress. But ... more »

Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter: I Hope Unborn Kids in Heaven Thank Me

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Robert Lewis Dear] A man accused of killing three at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic told police he hopes “aborted fetuses” would thank him “at the gates of [H]eaven,” according to court documents released on Monday. The documents show that Robert Dear also... more »

KurdIShIS: Face the Reality/Discard the Perception Managing Fiction

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
I’ve taken heat for my KurdIShIS theory- Yet the cooperation and collusion between Kurds and ISIS is undeniable. I've demonstrated multiple occurrences of collusion. So, to all the naysayers, here are two more articles demonstrating the symbiosis between the Kurds and ISIS. *Symbiosis: A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence. ... any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons or groups of persons* *Rudaw- Pay attention to the very limited details.* ERBIL, Kurdistan Region –* At least 150 Kurds from the Kurdistan Region have left the Islamic Stat... more »

Let Me Give You a Bomber.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Not only does the B-21 'new' stealth bomber not have a name - there is also no damn *$$$$* to pay for it. Guess the cost estimates - $500-$800 million each! But the war mongers go right ahead and build the hype anyway.......get the public excited so they'll ignore the price. Don't worry we can cut more social programs to pay for the planes. Why don't we just defund Social Security and Medicare? That should cover it...... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 12, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Blake Schmidt, Bloomberg:* *Brazil's Impeachment Showdown Is Unfolding Unlike Any Other* * Last time was in 1992 but president didn't have strong party * Political paralysis may end -- or it may get much worse More than a year after Brazilians began calling on Congress to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, consensus has built around the need to move forward. But agreement ends there. Her Workers’ Party wants to beat back those hoping to take away their election-day victory; her opponents are trying to oust her. The clash, due in the coming days, has brought security forces into th... more »

World News Briefs -- April 12, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Rousseff Accuses Brazil's Vice President of Coup and Treason* Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff accused her vice president of attempting to illegally overthrow the government, underscoring the depths of the bitterness that are convulsing the country days before an impeachment vote. Without naming him directly, Rousseff said in a speech on Tuesday that Vice President Michel Temer was guilty of a "betrayal of me and of democracy." The comments came a day after the media published a recording where the vice president discussed the outlines of a Temer administration in the...more »

Poll: Most Arab Youth Reject The Islamic State and Think It Will Fail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Arab youth survey 2016 results - graphichttps://t.co/UXPjVlnIGQ pic.twitter.com/6oJ3RmWOOw — The National (@TheNationalUAE) April 12, 2016 *VICE News*: *Survey Says Most Arab Youth Reject the Islamic State and Think It Will Fail* A new 16 country survey of Arab youth shows that support for the Islamic State is cratering — the majority of Arabs polled from ages 18-24 agree that the group is both a major threat, and will ultimately fail. The poll was conducted by ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller, a public relations firm which has kept tabs on Arab public opinion for the past eight years. L...more »

Did Intelligence Agencies Use Mossack Fonseca To 'Conceal' Activities?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
© Rodrigo Arangua / AFP *DW*: *Panama Papers indicate spies used Mossack Fonseca to 'conceal' activities* Secret agents from several countries, including intermediaries of the CIA, reportedly used the services of Mossack Fonseca law firm to hide their schemes. The claims are the latest in the Panama Papers leak. German newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" reported on Tuesday that "secret agents and their informants have made wide use of the company's services" and opened shell companies to conceal their activities wrote the newspaper. "Among them are close intermediaries of the CIA," t... more »

A Sociology of Sexist Trolling

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
Women with a public platform get more shit than their male counterparts. And now what's long been known through anecdote and, in some cases, unpleasant direct experience now has some numbers behind it. In a study of the 70m comments made on its site since 2006, *The Graun* has found that of the ten most abused writers, eight are women and the remaining two men are black. This is despite women and BME writers being underrepresented overall. Meanwhile, no prizes for guessing that the ten least trolled scribblers were all men. How to explain this? The first reflex is to blame it all ... more »

The Shaman Within: Channeling Universal Life Force to Heal Your Body

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Therese Wade* - We live in a sea of subtle energies. We can become conscious of them and learn to use them.

How Colleges Can Help Fix the Gender Pay Gap

Salim Furth & Anil Niraula at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: College Students, University Classroom, Studying] Women in the U.S. earn about 20 percent less than men, on average, mostly because they choose different occupations and tend to work fewer hours and years. Pundits and policymakers should not judge people's individual decisions. But in the area... more »

Supermassive Black Holes Mysteriously Align In Distant Universe

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A vast region of space in the distant universe is spinning in the same direction, stretching the laws of physics beyond their current limits. Astronomers at the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape have used deep radio imaging survey to capture radio waves emitted from jets of galaxies over a large volume of space in the distant universe. Researchers discovered supermassive black holes in a vast region of the distant universe, all spinning out radio jets in the same direction, implying a mysterious massive force is influencing their behavior that is not explain... more »

"One Day..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The canary began to sing again. The sun had struck it, and its throat and tiny breast had filled with song. Francis gazed at it for a long time, not speaking, his mouth hanging half opened, his eyes dimmed with tears. "The canary is like man's soul," he whispered finally. "It sees bars round it, but instead of despairing, it sings. It sings, and wait and see, Brother Leo: one day its song shall break the bars." - Nikos Kazantzakis

Mohawk Nation News 'The Cage'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/04/12/the-cage/ --

"Promises: As Good as Your Word"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Promises: As Good as Your Word"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We forget how powerful our words are and when we make promises it is up to us to make sure we keep our words sacred. Ever since human beings could speak to one another, they have been making promises and keeping them or not keeping them. Those who keep their promises are regarded as people of integrity, while those who don’t keep their promises are regarded as people who at best can’t be taken seriously and at worst can’t be trusted. Sometimes we forget how powerful our words are, and we use them haphazardly or unco... more »

Costly, Broken Wind Turbines Give College Whopping Negative 99.14 Percent Return on Investment

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Wind Turbines Repair, Wind Energy, Wind Power, Green Energy] Lake Land College recently announced plans to tear down broken wind turbines on campus, after the school got $987,697.20 in taxpayer support for wind power. The turbines were funded by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, but the... more »

Cruz Accuses Trump of ‘Threatening the Delegates’, Trump Accuses ‘Crooked Politicians’

SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz - 900] This story has been updated by AP with comments from Trump. ROME, New York (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasted rival Donald Trump in a radio interview Tuesday, accusing the Republican front-runner of being a bully, inciting violence and... more »

"Good Grief!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Linus: What's wrong, Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown: I just got terrible news. The teacher says we're going on a field trip to an art museum; and I have to get an A on my report or I'll fail the whole course. Why do we have to have all this pressure about grades, Linus? Linus: Well, I think that the purpose of going to school is to get good grades so then you can go on to high school; and the purpose is to study hard so you can get good grades so you can go to college; and the purpose of going to college is so you can get good grades so you can go on to graduate school; and the pur... more »

Life Expectancy Gap Widening Between Rich & Poor In US

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor Americans has been widening since the start of the century, according to new research. The study published by JAMA, found that the wealthiest men, outlive the poorest by nearly fifteen years Press TV reports: The average lifespans of men and women in the United States in the top 5 percent income group went up by over two years between 2001 and 2014, researchers found. But at the bottom 5 percent income bracket, life expectancy almost stagnated, the report discovered. “Between 2001 and 2014,” the researchers wrote, “life expectancy... more »

Ripples and Tides

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 7 hours ago
*Viv Forbes* *Another Issue of "Carbon Sense” April 2016. * *To subscribe click**: **http://carbon-sense.com/contact-us/* *Weather Ripples and Climate Tides.* Cartoons by Josh Every time a north wind blows hot air over Adelaide, some Chicken Little cries “Global Warming”. And when an El Niño predictably causes a hot year like 1998 or 2015/16, some sensation-seeking celebrity will trumpet “hottest year eevah”. They are watching short-term weather ripples and waves and ignoring the underlying climate tide. Daily, monthly and yearly temperature records will always be equalled or br... more »

Ever Watch A British Parliamentary Debate? The Beast Of Bolsover vs Dodgy Dave

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
When I was spending a lot of time in London on business for a few years, a friend of a friend was a Member of Parliament-- a gay Tory-- and he offered to take me to lunch in the Members dining room one day with the option of sitting in the visitors' gallery and hearing a debate. I gladly accepted .The day we picked just happened to turn out to be the day Margaret Thatcher decided to go join George H.W. Bush and go to war against Iraq. It wasn't a very lively debate and there was a sense of unrealness about what was-- in retrospect at least, being launched. One of the Members oppos... more »

How reassuring, not (part 2)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
This Blaze article http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/04/11/german-intelligence-chief-makes-surprising-admission-analysts-didnt-expect-terrorists-to-sneak-into-europe-with-migrants/ has a second, maybe even scarier revelation: 'The intelligence chief made another surprising admission – that some 70 percent of refugees entering Germany did not arrive with a valid passport and have been registered based solely on the information they provided. "I am concerned that we (the BfV) and our partner agencies may, in fact, have information about dangerous individuals saved in our database... more »

How reassuring, not (part 1)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
This Blaze article http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/04/11/german-intelligence-chief-makes-surprising-admission-analysts-didnt-expect-terrorists-to-sneak-into-europe-with-migrants/ contains two not very reassuring comments. The first is the headline revelation: 'The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said in an interview published Sunday that security officials had misjudged the Islamic State group's ambition to sneak terrorists into Germany under the guise of asylum seekers. In an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Hans-Georg Maassen, head of Ge... more »

The Economy: “Our Argentine ‘Ranch Rebellion’ Is Over… for Now…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Our Argentine ‘Ranch Rebellion’ Is Over… for Now…”* by Bill Bonner BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – "Not much action on Wall Street yesterday. The Dow sold off slightly. Gold and oil were up a bit. How about here in Argentina? *“Everything has changed. Everything.” *One of the analysts in our Buenos Aires office explained how the recent election of business mogul Mauricio Macri as president was an even bigger deal than we thought. “Two parties have ruled Argentina for the last 100 years. The Peronists… and the Radicals. They both had the same agenda more or less – more government cont... more »

100,000 Take To The Streets As Pro-Democracy Movement Sweeps France

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
For over a week, huge nocturnal protest gatherings have spread across France, rising in number and which must by now, be starting to panic the government. Among those gathered are parents with babies, students, workers, artists and pensioners….. Common Dreams report: A police crackdown will not deter France’s burgeoning Nuit Debout (or ‘Up All Night’) movement that has swept across the country in recent weeks as the unifying call for change sparked protests in over 50 cities this weekend. Riot police early Monday cleared the encampment in the Place de la Republique in central Paris ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Why Did the Dems Fail to Guarantee Verified Voting?  (Panama papers)

There's a phrase in the essay below which says that Obama and his prosecutors and regulators (very weak regulators) that he appointed lacked the will to try to make the fundamental changes or even insist on enforcing the already existing law on Wall Street perpetrators. I can't help but think this country is suffering from some type of PTSD from their personal financial catastrophes flowing

Sphere Alliance Messaage #147Breaking News..

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
[4/12/16, 10:49:21 AM] DENICE:* the energy here is all over the place* [4/12/16, 10:49:34 AM] DENICE: *I feel amazing tingles and at the same time deep anxiety* [4/12/16, 10:49:45 AM] DENICE: *this feels huge* [4/12/16, 10:49:55 AM] Terran: *Breathe in pure love... exhale all that is not..* [4/12/16, 10:50:00 AM] DENICE:* yes!* [4/12/16, 10:50:43 AM] DENICE: *it is definitely coming from the 'realms' :) (sun)* [4/12/16, 10:52:11 AM] DENICE: *how should we start?* [4/12/16, 10:53:05 AM] Terran: *I think Commander Mallieun wants to make a statement. That's my sense. We'll let ... more »

April 17: Stand With the Persecuted Sunday, a Call to Solidarity Between Domestic and Global Church

Ken Blackwell and Dr. Thomas F. Farr at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Stand With the Persecuted - 900] Last month, the United States formally recognized that ISIS is committing genocide against Middle Eastern Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria. What next? While steps must be taken to stop future atrocities from occurring, provide aid to those... more »

29 German Soldiers May Have Joined The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© Reuters *The Local:* *German soldiers 'may have joined Isis in Syria'* *At least 29 German soldiers have travelled to Syria or Iraq in recent years, an internal military report has found, with some believed to have joined terror group Isis.* The internal report from the military counter-intelligence service MAD, seen by DPA, also showed that 65 active soldiers are currently under investigation on suspicion of having Islamist sympathies. Since 2007, the Bundeswehr (German army) has identified 22 soldiers in its ranks as Islamists and relieved 17 of them from their duties. The re... more »

The Bible May Have Been Written Earlier Than Previously Believed

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found evidence suggesting that key parts of the Old Testament could have been written earlier than some scholars believe. Inscriptions found on pottery shows evidence of literacy among the population of an Iron Age fortress in Israel dating back 2,500 years. The researchers posted thier findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, where they revealed that 600 BCE pottery from the Arad citadel suggested that not only the elites in society were able to read. Premier Christian Radio reports: Using handwriting analysis technolo... more »

Social Justice Warriors are all about SJ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*until it moves in next door.* I think this is hilarious. From Fox News: *Low-income housing ordered to be integrated in Baltimore neighborhoods* Baltimore-area neighborhoods are locked in a heated battle over a new push to bring residents from poor parts of the city into the more affluent suburbs. The controversy surrounds government-subsidized Section 8 housing. With crime in the inner city soaring and many of Baltimore’s neighborhoods plagued by gang violence, there was a push to integrate those communities into neighborhoods in the surrounding county. The NAACP and others sued... more »

Did the DEA Just Admit that Cannabis Has Legitimate Medicinal Value?

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - A letter to lawmakers from the Drug Enforcement Agency hints at removing pot from the list of schedule I drugs.

Dissembling watch: Gabler, Chotiner and Maddow hold court!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016The Band said we're just being childish:* For years, Neal Gabler performed extremely well as a media critic on the defunct program, Fox News Watch. This morning, the new Salon reprinted a piece he wrote for BillMoyers.com. His piece critiqued mainstream press coverage of Candidate Clinton, dating all the way back to the 1990s. We saw our own frameworks again and again. That said, we were puzzled by this "quotation" from Sally Quinn: GABLER (4/121/6): The media never much liked the Clintons to begin with. In this election season of anti-elitism, one reason ... more »

Why so shy BBC?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
The BBC's current article on the UK political fallout from the Panama data leak/theft is interesting in not just it's relentless anti-Conservative message allied with pro-Labour talking points - that is no more than I would expect from the BBC. What is more interesting is what the BBC ignore. The Mail amongst others manage to report this: Jeremy Corbyn has been branded 'chaotic' and 'sloppy' after it emerged he failed to include thousands of pounds of income on his tax return. Aides to the Labour leader have confirmed he was receiving a pension from his time in local government wort... more »

Groundwater Pollution and a Thirsty Twenty-First Century

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Clean, fresh water supplies are shrinking globally due to climate change, waste, and pollution. The Atlantic recently described the impact of climate change on water supplies: Sam Kean. December 2015. The end of thirst. The Atlantic, http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/12/the-end-of-thirst/413176/ According to the United Nations, 1.2 billion people already suffer from severe water shortages, and that number is expected to increase to 1.8 billion over the next decade, in part because of climate change. Pollution is an equally pressing issue: China report sounds alar... more »

The Transcendental Journey from Organized Religion to Christ Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Soren Dreier* - The God Force doesn’t really care about religion or the ego.

GOP Senator: Harry Reid Won’t Let You See How The Government is Spending Your Tax Dollars

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: President Obama Holds Rally In Las Vegas With Harry Reid] A bipartisan bill that would expose each and every federal dollar to taxpayer scrutiny has the unanimous support of the House and 99 of 100 Senators, but it’s being held up by one man, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). And... more »

Gov’t Weather Reports Will No Longer Be Written in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: An Emergency Alert System (EAS) Required Monthly Test (RMT) transmitted in New Jersey on April 15, 2014 as shown on a television set.] Talk about government efficiency. The National Weather Service (NWS) has finally announced it will no longer be sending out weather reports using all capital letters -- a feat that's only taken the bureaucracy 20 years to complete. "Better late than... more »

Nearly 6,000 Refugee Children Are Missing in Germany

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Syrian Refugees] Nearly 6,000 refugee children who went missing in Germany last year have yet to be found. German newspapers obtained the numbers from the Interior Ministry to the German Parliament and published the report Monday, revealing 5,835 of the refugee children reported missing... more »

Hundreds Of Elderly Americans Protest At ‘Democracy Spring’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Hundreds of Americans, including many ‘elder-activists’ marched in support of political reform in Washington, DC, taking part in a sit-in and risking arrest as they pushed for fairer elections. Today was the second day of the Democracy Spring sit in at the US Capitol, as protestors, returned to demonstrate against money and corruption in politics. Multiple arrests have already been made, according to reports. RT reports: The sit-in comes one day after more than 400 people were arrested for participating in what has been been termed the “Democracy Spring” movement. The organization h... more »

Drone Footage Captures Syrian Army Battling Al-Nusra In Latakia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*RT:** Syrian Army repels Al-Nusra offensive in Latakia mountains (DRONE VIDEO)* After intense fighting with a conglomerate of Islamist militants, the Syrian army has managed to recapture positions in Latakia province’s Turkmen Mountains, that had been previously lost to terrorists’ attempt to secure the border with neighboring Turkey. Drone and ground footage of the offensive against Islamist factions led by Al-Nusra brigades and Turkmen militants in the north-eastern Latakia region, show fierce battles for control of the mountain tops. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor:* It looks l... more »

Singer and LGBT Activist Cyndi Lauper Says She’ll Play North Carolina Shows Because ‘People Will Need Us There’

Anika Smith at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: US singer Cyndi Lauper poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the 2016 Laurence Olivier Awards in London on April 3, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)] Cyndi Lauper, singer of such ’80s hits as “Time After Time” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” said today that she would play in North Carolina after the passage of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, a bill that restricts biological... more »

The North Atlantic Keeps Getting Colder

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sfc_daily.php?plot=ssa&inv=0&t=cur That cold blob in the North Atlantic just keeps getting bigger. A couple of months ago, it looked like this. The KNMI climate explorer gives us this time series for the area involved: http://climexp.knmi.nl/get_index.cgi For the last couple of years, SSTs have been tumbling and […]

Third Party Suspect

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*R. v. Salomonie,* 2015 NUCJ 05: [22] The law is fairly well settled. Evidence that a person other than the accused committed the crime is referred to in the authorities, variously, as either 'third party suspect evidence,' or, 'alternate suspect evidence.' [23] The third party suspect evidence may be direct evidence, as was the case in *R v Murphy*, 2012 ONCA 573, 292 CCC (3d) 122 *[Murphy]*, where the third party volunteered testimony that he, and not the accused, was the perpetrator of the crime. [24] The proposed alternate suspect evidence may also be circumstant... more »

Possible Lost Caravaggio Painting Found in Attic in France

SAMUEL PETREQUIN at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Caravaggio - 900] PARIS (AP) -- A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France. Eric Turquin, the French expert who retrieved the painting two years ago, says it is in an... more »

Trump Says He’s Open to Kasich, Rubio or Walker for VP. Kasich Response: ‘Zero Chance’

Toni Ann Booras at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate,Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, reacts as Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)] Republican front-runner Donald Trump is considering Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as possible running mates he said Monday. "Yes. I like Marco Rubio. Yeah. I could," Trump said in an interview with USA... more »

NYC Mayor, Hillary Clinton Taking Heat Over Comedy Skit

JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this April 9, 2016 file photo, Leslie Odum Jr., left, from the Broadway musical "Hamilton," presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, perform at the 94th annual Inner Circle Dinner in New York. Clinton and de Blasio have come under fire over their comedy skit at the show that some people feel was racially insensitive. Many in the room where it happened, which was filled with New York politicians, power brokers and reporters, laughed at the joke. But it soon made its way around social media and drew some scornful media c... more »

Do interventions to reduce misconduct actually work? Maybe not, says new report

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Can we teach good behavior in the lab? That’s the premise behind a number of interventions aimed at improving research integrity, invested in by universities across the world and even private companies. Trouble is, a new review from the Cochrane Library shows that there is little good evidence to show these interventions work. We spoke […] The post Do interventions to reduce misconduct actually work? Maybe not, says new report appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Syrian War News Updates -- April 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *As The Syrian Regime And Opposition Forces Announce New Operations, Civilians Continue to Be Killed During Syria’s Ceasefire* BEIRUT— It might seem pointless to ask for a death toll during a ceasefire, but the five-year conflict in Syria has gone through so many permutations that its complexities no longer fit the confines of conventional warfare, including what is generally understood as a ceasefire. But in this civil war, which courts fighters from every corner of the globe, a truce or ceasefire means a lower body count, not a break from fatalities. At the end of Feb... more »

Beverly Cleary Turns 100

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari.) *O*K, time for a palate cleanser. We need it during this sick, twisted election cycle. As some of you may know, children's book author Beverly Cleary turns 100 today. This is a big, hairy deal for anyone who grew up with Cleary's Ribsy, Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby books while growing up in the 50's, 60's and 70's. I first discovered Ms. Cleary during the mid-late 60's through those corrupt and collusive book clubs that shoehorned their order forms directly to our elementary school and made sure our teachers brow be... more »

Misapprehension of evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*R. v. A.F.*, 2016 ONCA 263: [19] However, it is not enough for the appellant to identify a misapprehension of the evidence in order to succeed. As Binnie J. stated in *R. v. Lohrer**,* 2004 SCC 80, [2004] 3 S.C.R. 732 at para. 2: The misapprehension of the evidence must go to the substance rather than to the detail. It must be material rather than peripheral to the reasoning of the trial judge. Once those hurdles are surmounted, there is the further hurdle (the test is expressed as conjunctive rather than disjunctive) that the errors thus identified must play an essential par... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago

Talking to a lawyer

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
Dealing with lawyers is not much fun – usually you only have to speak to a lawyer when there is a problem. There is a strong temptation is to assume the lawyer can take over and deal with everything for you. Unfortunately, that is not the case – the best lawyer is only as good as the information the lawyer has and that information comes from you. And even then it is you who makes the big decisions – you are the boss and the lawyer presents you with options and not answers. You have to remain fully involved at all times! That said, here are some pointers that can help make everyt... more »

Russian MoD: Mi-28N Gunship Crashed Near Homs In Syria. Both Pilots Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Ivan Rudnev / Sputnik *RT*: *Mi-28N gunship crashes near Homs, both pilots dead – Russian Defense Ministry* A Mil Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopter has crashed in Syria while performing a flight near the city of Homs, the Defense Ministry’s press-service reports. The ministry says the helicopter was not shot down. “On April 12 at 01:29 msk a helicopter of Russian Air Force helicopter was involved in an accident, and two crewmen have died,” the ministry said. Reports from the crash site indicate the helicopter didn’t come under fire, the press service added. A rescue operati... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A brief history of the US nuclear arsenal. pic.twitter.com/op6QakW0n7 — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 12, 2016

Any Fix for Sex-Selective Abortion Would Be Discriminatory, Unethical, and Futile

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 10 hours ago
Well, now at least we seem to have some decent research on sex selective abortion in Canada. Previous studies indicated that it might be happening in "some communities," but there were quibbles about methodology. This seems solid. It’s the clearest evidence yet that abortion is being used to help parents have a son. A study has found that some Indian-born immigrants to Canada are selectively aborting female fetuses if they have already had two daughters. The researchers say, however, that action may not be necessary as the incidence is low, and the practice is likely to go away on ... more »

Public school watch: Some kids take Algebra 1 in eighth grade!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016What happened to "grade level standards:"* In his latest column for the Washington Post, Jay Mathews discusses a fact we didn't know: Under the Common Core curriculum, students don't take Algebra 1 until they're in the ninth grade. Or something! Here's how he actually puts it: MATHEWS (4/11/16): In Scarsdale, as well as many parts of the Washington area, few topics grab more parental attention than middle school accelerated math. But now, the nation’s biggest school reform, *the Common Core State Standards, suggests those families restrain their ambitions ... more »

Ken O'Keefe Exposes 9/11 in 2016--Must Watch

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
Ken OKeefe Exposes 9 -11-01 in 2016* This guy is one of the greatest truthers ever! Watch as he explains the dynamics behind 9/11 and then describes the geostrategic fallout. He describes the psychopaths behind the mass murder atrocity and aftermath and how they have underground bunkers to go and save themselves when WWIII nuclear war (that they want to happen) finally occurs. ***Thanks to WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM for this link.

‘Count Me Out': Paul Ryan Rules Out Being Drafted for President at GOP Contested Convention

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., addresses reporters at the Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, ruling himself out of the Republican presidential race once and for all. The statement comes after weeks of speculation that Ryan could emerge as the GOP nominee if there's a contested Republican convention.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday definitively ruled out a bid for president this year, insisting that the party's choice should emerge from the group of candidates who pursued the GOP nomination. "Count me ... more »

Brussels Authorities Charge 2, Detain 3 Others Over Attacks

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Belgium authorities - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Two men have been charged with offenses related to the Brussels bombings, and three others have been detained in Brussels in connection to the Paris attacks, Belgian authorities said Tuesday. The Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office said the... more »

Green energy dropping out of mix in developing world

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.scidev.net/global/energy/news/green-energy-developing-world-renewable-energy.html From Sci Dev Net: Developing countries that already have a high share of renewable energy in their power mix are unlikely to grow this share further due to skyrocketing demand for cheap electricity, a report warns. The study by intergovernmental organisation the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says […]

Reich: The Problem Isn't That Sanders Doesn't Know How to Break Up the Banks; It's That He Does

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs. Why isn't he in prison? Friends in high places, a great many of them (source).* *by Gaius Publius* I've been wanting to write for a while about all the reasons the bipartisan Establishment — the people at the top running the "big game" that makes them all rich and keeps them in power — can't ever let Bernie Sanders get control of the Executive Branch of government. There are quite a few reasons, including the fact that people like Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, would certainly be prosecuted and most likely jailed for fraud. But one ... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
[4/12/16, 11:34:53 AM] Terran: *Do you know if any group "LEFT" as Sophia's post said?* [4/12/16, 11:35:27 AM] DENICE: *I don't have that data.* [4/12/16, 11:35:32 AM] Terran: *Someone contacted her. I have noticed the more reticent ones contact her because she knows me and HTJ.* [4/12/16, 11:35:44 AM] Terran: *Does Stan X have any data on that?* [4/12/16, 11:36:40 AM] *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. YES. INDEED. THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW "MULTIDYNAMIC" "POLICY HOLDERS" THAT HAVE "STEPPED" DOWN. * *THERE ARE NO LONGER "MULTIDYNAMIC" CONTROLLERS HOLDING UP THE "SHOW". * *DATA COLLECTORS. STAN... more »

Jeremy Corbyn's tax return

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
First we discovered that Jeremy Corbyn submitted his last tax return late, now we learn that it may have been incorrect as well. 'Jeremy Corbyn has been branded 'chaotic' and 'sloppy' after it emerged he failed to include thousands of pounds of income on his tax return. Aides to the Labour leader have confirmed he was receiving a pension from his time in local government worth thousands of pounds in 2014-15. Mr Corbyn, who turned 65 in May 2014, was also getting the state pension of around £6,000 a year. However, neither streams of income appeared on the return he published yes... more »

Liza Minelli Ex David Gest Found Dead In Hotel Room

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Ex-husband of Liza Minelli and legendary film producer David Gest has been found dead in a London hotel room. E! News reports: His granddaughter, Stephanie Davis, took to Twitter to mourn his death. “My heart is broken. Grandad has gone. Last to get photo with him,” she tweeted. “We made plans and im gutted I won’t see you again.” Gest was scheduled to go on tour throughout the United Kingdom, putting on 24 shows alongside Dina Carroll, Russell Tompkins Jr. and Freda Payne. The tour was titled David Gest Is Not Dead But Alive With Soul, a joke about the fact that some of his Celebri... more »

New Genomic Tree Of Life Is Full Of Microbes

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Scientists have unveiled a new ‘Tree of Life’ showing the diversity of life on earth through the evolution of living things and their interrelationships. The new tree was created using genetic data collected in recent years. The researchers found a group of bacteria that are so diverse genetically that they represent half of all the diversity of bacteria on the planet. PRI reports: Humans tend to think of themselves as a pretty important branch on that tree. Certainly we think of animals and plants as being the most dominant and abundant forms of life. But a new model proposed for t... more »

El Nino Continues To Decline

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ A quick update on the ENSO situation, with El Nino conditions continuing to rapidly diminish. Most of the warm water has been pushed right back to the South American coast, and now a huge mass of cold water has built up beneath the surface. Once […]

As The Islamic State Loses Territory In Iraq, Worries Are Growing On What Happens Next

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel, and Phil Stewart, Reuters*: *As Islamic State is pushed back in Iraq, worries about what's next* As U.S.-led offensives drive back Islamic State in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network. One major worry: not enough money is being committed to rebuild the devastated provincial capital of Ramadi and other towns, let alone Islamic State-held Mosul, the ultimate target ... more »

One Third Of Iraqis Believe The U.S. Supports The Islamic State And Other Terror Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. Reuters *ABC News*: *One Third of Iraqis Think US Supports Terrorism, ISIS* Despite the United States spending billions of dollars and spilling American blood in the fight against ISIS, as many as one third of Iraqis believed as recently as last fall that the U.S. “supports terrorism in general or ISIL [ISIS] specifically,” according to a recent U.S. State Department report. Forty percent of the country said the U.S. is purposefully “working ... more »

Panama Papers: Spy Agencies Used Mossack Fonseca To Hide Activities

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Intelligence agencies from several countries, including intermediaries of the CIA, used the services of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to “conceal” their activities, according to German media Citing leaked documents, the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) said that both “secret agents and their informants have used the company’s services” “Agents have set up shell companies to conceal their activities” the newspaper reported, adding that there were CIA mediators among them. Earlier this month the newspaper published online materials based on 11.5 million documents from ... more »

Update: Bloomberg Reports Italy's Refugee Arrivals Double in Just a Month

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
h/t anonymous commenter: AnonymousApril 12, 2016 at 8:33 AM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-12/eu-urges-nations-to-accept-refugees-as-italy-sees-arrivals-spike *Italy sees a big spike in arrivals..... Readers here already knew this was happening. * March 30th- NATO Op: Destroy Culture, People & History via Chaos- Moved to Italy *In plain talk: The United Nations and the NGO’s choose, by simply refusing, to get involved with the right of return of ethnically cleansed persons, under the deal made with Turkey.* *This has nothing to do with Turkey not abiding by the ... more »

A Look At The Growing U.S. Military Involvement In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Marine’s Death in a Secret Iraqi Base Reflects a Quietly Expanding U.S. Role* WASHINGTON — On a Saturday morning three weeks ago, American radar detected rockets headed for a secret fire base of about 100 Marines in northern Iraq. As warning sirens blared, a 27-year-old staff sergeant on his fifth combat tour rushed the Marines under his command to a bunker. One rocket missed the Marines, but another exploded near the staff sergeant, Louis F. Cardin, while he was still outside. He was seriously wounded in the chest and died within the hour. Less than 12 hours l... more »

North Korea Is Starting To Unveil More Details On Its Arms Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at a rocket warhead tip after a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missile, at an unidentified location in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA/Files *Reuters*: *Declassified: Secretive North Korea lifts veil on arms program* Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despit... more »

The Afghan Taliban Are Vowing “Large-Scale Attacks” Signalling The Start Of A Spring Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Taliban announce start of spring offensive in Afghanistan* The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan's Western-backed government from power. The announcement of the start of "Operation Omari", named after the late Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, came just days after Secretary of State John Kerry visited Kabul and reaffirmed U.S. support for a national unity government led by President Ashraf Ghani. "Jih...more »

Bill Clinton Was Right in His Smack Down of Black Lives Matter Protesters

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Clinton - 900] Bill Clinton trespassed against the cardinal rule of contemporary Democratic politics, which is that Thou Shalt Not Contradict Black Lives Matter Protesters. Clinton’s lapse came at a Philadelphia rally last week. When demonstrators inveighed against the 1994 crime bill signed... more »

When it takes a village to write a paper, what does it mean to be an author?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
We have seen plenty of projects unravel due to disputes over authorship, so we know this is a crucial issue in publishing. And the more authors are involved, the more issues can arise. So what happens when there are hundreds – or even thousands of authors on a single paper? Spencer Klein, a senior scientist […] The post When it takes a village to write a paper, what does it mean to be an author? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

German soldiers 'may have joined Isis in Syria': May have?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Link* Let’s call this Germany obfuscating for the fact that their troops are part and parcel of ISIS/Daesh army- No different then the British soldiers driving around in Toyotas, dressed like ISIS. Recall? *SAS dress as ISIS fighters in undercover war on jihadis- Humour?!* *“At least 29 German soldiers have travelled to Syria or Iraq in recent years, an internal military report has found, with some believed to have joined terror group Isis”.* *At least* (*number being admitted*) *29 German soldiers*, but, of course you know it’s more. Then it is further claimed that military cou... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Iran Releases Video Showing Arrival Of First Russian S-300 Missile System "It's Pure Chaos Now; There Is No Way Back" - Venezuela Morgues Are Overflowing Monsanto's Willing Executioners Austria Just Announced A 54% Haircut Of Senior Creditors In First "Bail In" Under New European Rules Scientists are developing graphene solar panels that generate energy when it rains Samsung just patented a contact lens with a built-in camera The Navy has its own Area 51 — and it’s right in the middle of the Bahamas CIA invests in skincare line that collects your DNA Keystone oi... more »

ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER: Reviewing the problem we hope to address!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016Part 1—This week's dramatis personae:* What did Albert Einstein say in 1916, in Chapter 9 of a short, famous book? The famous book bears this title: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory. It was Einstein's attempt to explain relativity to non-specialist readers. Einstein had propounded the special theory of relativity in 1905, when he was 26. In 1915, he presented the general theory of relativity. One year later, he tried to explain this scientific revolution in his brief, famous book. To peruse that book, click here. Last November, Nova presente... more »

Child Bombers Used by Boko Haram Increases 10-Fold

MICHELLE FAUL at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: child fleeing Boko Haram] KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday.... more »

VA Exec Tasked With Cleaning Up Book-Cooking Scandal Manipulated Data in Old Job

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Phoenix VA Medical Center] Soon after Americans learned that dozens of veterans had died while waiting for appointments to get needed healthcare at the Department of Veterans Affairs Phoenix hospital, agency officials said Deborah Amdur, who until then was running a VA hospital in Vermont,... more »

7 Ailments That Could Be Treated By The Lemon, Salt, And Pepper Trio! by Toni

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 13 hours ago
7 Ailments That Could Be Treated By The Lemon, Salt, And Pepper Trio! by Toni The Healthiest Alternative.com 10 April 2015 People have been using natural ingredients to soothe and treat various health conditions for thousands of years. Some of these ingredients can be found in every’s person kitchen, including lemon, salt, and pepper. Salt is great at moving water out of the body’s tissues, which can lower both inflammation and pain caused by inflammation. Lemon juice and the peel are also beneficial because of the antioxidant content and the way it cuts through congestion.... more »

World News Briefs -- April 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NBC*: *Brazil Congressional Committee Recommends Impeaching Dilma Rousseff* BRASILIA — A committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress voted Monday to recommend the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who faces charges of breaking budget laws to support her re-election in 2014. A vote in the full lower house is expected to take place on Sunday. If two-thirds vote in favor, the impeachment will be sent to the Senate. If the upper house decides by a simple majority to put Rousseff on trial, she will immediately be suspended for up to six months while the Senate decides her fat...more »

Almost 6,000 Refugee Children Missing In Germany

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Nearly 6,000 refugee children were recorded as missing in Germany in 2015. A new report carried out by the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper stated this week that 5,835 unaccompanied refugee minors vanished in Germany last year with as many as 555 of them under the age of 14. The majority of unaccompanied minors were from Afghanistan, Syria, Eritrea, Morocco and Algeria. Press TV reports: German Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth confirmed media reports that the government had recently informed parliament about the disappearance of nearly 6,000 refugee children. Dimroth added t... more »

Cancer researcher earns 3 more retractions following NIH misconduct investigation

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A researcher formerly based at the National Cancer Institute has earned three new retractions following an investigation that found she committed misconduct. In May of last year, Stephanie Watkins, who now works at Loyola Medicine, earned two retractions, which mention a review by an investigation committee at the National Institutes of Health. Two of the new notes, published in Cancer […] The post Cancer researcher earns 3 more retractions following NIH misconduct investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Security In Iraq, Apr 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Violence remained high in Iraq at the start of April 2016. The Islamic State picked up its attacks in March, and that carried over to April. On the other hand, the government took most of Hit in Anbar, while the new operation in Makhmour, Ninewa continued to flounder. From April 1-7, 2016 there were 144 incidents in Iraq. That compared to 183 incidents the first week of March, 168 the second, 130 the third, and 135 the fourth week. On average there were 19.2 attacks per day in January, 18.9 in February, 21.4 in March, and 20.7 in April. IS has historically launched a spring offen... more »

Shutting Down The Blog Until The End of Spring

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 14 hours ago
*Thank you for visiting. Photo source.* *Ludwig Uhland - Faith In Spring* The gentle winds are awakened, They murmur and waft day and night, They create in every corner. Oh fresh scent, oh new sound! Now, poor dear, fear not! Now everything, everything must change. The world becomes more beautiful with each day, One does not know what may yet happen, The blooming doesn't want to end. The farthest, deepest valley blooms: Now, poor dear, forget the pain! Now everything, everything must change. *William Blake - Spring* Sound the flute! Now it's mute! Bird's delight, Day and n... more »

On Springsteen’s North Carolina Boycott, Let’s Disagree With Dignity and Respect

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: US singer Bruce Springsteen performs during a campaign rally for US President Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio, on November 5, 2012.] You wouldn’t think a North Carolina bill telling biological males to stick to the men’s restrooms would cause a national stir, but it has. Blame the big corporations boycotting the state over the bill. Or blame the Boss. After Bruce Springsteen... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Hokie Gajan, beloved former Saints player, scout and WWL sports anchor dies at 56* *Bob Dylan's paintings to appear at the New Orleans Museum of Art ~Doug MacCash *

Finance Officials: Another Recession May Be Coming

Paul Wiseman at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Economy Display Stock Market Charts - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. “Growth has been too slow for... more »

Angry Voters Return EU ‘Propaganda’ Leaflets Back To Downing Street

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Voters are returning their pro-EU leaflets back to Downing Street after it emerged that the Government is spending nearly £10 million of the tax payers money on a propaganda blitz. Angry taxpayers across the country are already returning EU “propaganda” leaflets in protest against David Cameron’s decision to post them out to every home in Britain at their own expense. The Daily Express reports: UKIP leader Nigel Farage has called on the public to return leaflets saying: “I hope millions of those who receive Government’s pro-EU booklet return to sender, back to Downing Street. That’s... more »

Mark Levin on the State of Conservatism in 2016

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mark Levin - 90000] Radio show host and conservative stalwart Mark Levin sat down with The Daily Signal to talk about the state of the conservative movement during this tumultuous election season. Levin tells me how he believes conservatives can redirect the current... more »

Conservatives Are Still Working Across The Aisle To Wreck Social Security

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
As the Republican Party has, over the past 3 decades moved further and further right, a certain kind of conservative Democrat unenamored of a progressive world view, has moved in into to fill the void on the center-right that the GOP has abandoned for their more and more commonplace, Hate Talk Radio-driven extremism. Conservatives have always loathed Social Security and have tried to stop it and undermine it since it was first proposed. Ayn Rand Republicans like Paul Ryan are convinced from their adolescent adventures with her books that Social Security and other social safety net... more »

Court Upholds Utah’s Polygamy Ban in ‘Sister Wives’ Case

Lindsay Whitehurst at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: PROVO,UTAH - APRIL: This is family photo released 15 May, 2001, by the defense of Utah polygamist Tom Green (Top-red tie), shows Green with is family of five wives and some of his 29 children in April 2000. The photo was presented to the jury by the defense 15 May as evidence. Green is on trial for polygamy and criminal nonsupport and also faces a charge of child rape stemming from his relationship with one of his wives when she was 13. The practice of having many wives was abandoned by mainstream Mormons a century ago as a condition of Utah statehood. The modern Church of La... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Finally—A College President Finds a Backbone* Anthropologists have apparently uncovered a university president who has a backbone, because he is threatening a mob of demanding student crybullies with expulsion: Ohio State’s Michael Drake. Eric Owens of the Daily Caller has the story: Ohio State Swiftly Ends Students’ ‘Occupation’ With Promises Of Arrest, Expulsion Students at Ohio State University who attempted to occupy the area outside of president Michael V. Drake’s office late Wednesday night experienced a surprise — and a taste of the cruel, real world — when a sen... more »

Leonard Peltier nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for seventh time

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Contact:  Peter Clark International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Leonard Peltier nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for seventh time Native American activist Leonard Peltier has again been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and for the seventh time.  "Despite numerous barriers, my uncle has made remarkable contributions to humanitarian and charitable causes," stated Kari Ann

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Russian servicemen prepare a Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet at Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, Syria (AFP Photo/Paul Gypteau) *AFP*: *Fewer Russian jets on ground in Syria but Moscow still key to fighting* Hmeimim air base (Syria) (AFP) - Around a dozen Russian warplanes stand on the tarmac at the Hmeimim base inside government-held territory on Syria's Mediterranean coast. Nearby the giant radar of an S-400 air defence system -- the most modern in Russia's arsenal -- whirs non-stop. A month ago Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the West by ordering the "m... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Would global warming increase both flooding AND drought?* That is the prediction that Warmists are attached to. But it runs counter to basic physics. Warming should cause more evaporation off the oceans which will in turn fall as rain. So more flooding would be a reasonable expectation during warming. So how is warming supposed to cause drought too? The short answer is "models" but leaning on them is leaning on a broken reed. A more substantial answer is that warmer weather will not only evaporate water off the seas but also off the land. So you may have an initial dryin... more »

Discovery: Ancient Inscriptions Suggest Hebrew Bible Older Than Many Believed

DANIEL ESTRIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Letters inscribed on pottery, known as ostracons, which were unearthed in an excavation of a fort in Arad, Israel, and dated to about 600 B.C. shortly before Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem, are seen in Israel Museum in Jerusalem Tuesday, April 12, 2016. A Tel Aviv University team determined that this famous hoard of ancient Hebrew inscriptions was written by at least six different authors. Although the inscriptions are not from the Bible, their discovery suggests there was widespread literacy in ancient Judah at the time that would support the composition of bibli... more »

As Attacks Subside, Jerusalem Tries Returning to Normal

Daniel Estrin at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jerusalem Israel back to normal - 90000] JERUSALEM (AP) -- One of Jerusalem’s most popular Palestinian hummus joints, Lina, used to serve about 100 Israeli diners a day -- the majority of its clientele. But after the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence last fall, the place saw business... Continue reading *“As Attacks Subside, Jerusalem Tries Returning to Normal”* at *apnewsarchive.com*.

Alfredo Lasagna Rollups

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Lasagna noodles are kind of an outlier in the world of noodles — they're used for one dish. Don't get me wrong, lasagna is wonderful. Even Garfield approves. But what if you could do something more with those long, fat noodles? That's where these Alfredo Lasagna Rollups come in. They are perhaps the most decadent and rich dish I have ever prepared. They're also rather involved, so make sure you've got some time to dedicate to preparation. But it will be worth it. Promise! *INGREDIENTS* 8 lasagna noodles 2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded) 1 package bacon, baked and crumbled 2 ... more »

Netanyahu Admits Israel Carried Out Airstrikes Inside Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time that Israel has launched airstrikes inside Syria. He said that Israel has carried out “dozens” of attacks in Syria to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining weapons. “We act when we need to act, including here across the border, with dozens of strikes meant to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining game-changing weaponry,” Netanyahu said adding that Israel was acting on other fronts as well, “nearby and far away, but is doing it in an intelligent manner.” RT reports: The prime minister failed to specify what kind of strikes Israel ... more »

Krugman Backlash

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 16 hours ago
It's when even the Clinton-leaning Huffington Post publishes a listicle called *The Internet's 10 Best Responses to Paul Krugman's Hit Piece: 'Sanders Over the Edge,' *that you realize just how badly and deservedly the Times columnist's professional reputation has been damaged. In case you've forgotten that nasty column published on Friday -- described by some critics as "Peak Krugman" -- the Nobel Bank Prize winner went on a demented tear, calling both Bernie and his supporters petulant, angry, purist, cultish, insubstantial, and vague. He also displayed a shocking ignorance of ho... more »

"At Such A Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny." - Paulo Coelho

Politics: "The Problems Are Unfixable"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"The Problems Are Unfixable"* by James Howard Kunstler “The mystery is at last revealed: why does the field of candidates for president score so uniformly low in trust, credibility, likability? Why are there no candidates of real substance, principle, and especially of real charm in this scrim of political basilisks? (Surely there are many people of substance and principle elsewhere in America — they just don’t dare seek the job at the symbolic tippy-top of this clusterf**k of faltering rackets.) The reason is that the problems are unfixable, at least not within the acceptable ter... more »

Social Commentary: "Wages of Sin"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Wages of Sin"* By Chris Hedges “When Plato wrote "The Republic," his lament for a lost Athenian democracy, he did not believe democracy could be recovered. The classical world, unlike our own, did not see time as linear. Time was cyclical. It inevitably brought decay and eventually death. This true for both individuals and societies. And in his "Republic," Plato proposed that those who attempted in the future to create the ideal state carry out a series of draconian measures, including banning drama and music, which diverted the citizen from performing civic duties and instilled ... more »

One People Roundtable: Apr 12, 2016

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
Welcome to this weeks One People Round table Discussion. This week Lisa and D covered a list of ongoing insanity in the world, Including: -the financial collapse that is underway, (with D's comments about the "RV" and the "cash in" groups), -the Baal (or not baal) archway in London,- but not New York, -more fall out from the panama papers - and the wild ride that this past week has been- emotionally, mentally, energetically and physically. Our Friend Duncan O'Finioan was suppose to join us to dig into the topic of sliding and crashing timelines/dimensions, and the issue of magic.... more »

Navy Secretary Pushes Case for Women in Combat to Resistant Marine Leaders

ELLIOT SPAGAT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has squared off against Marine Corps leaders who resisted recruiting women for all combat jobs. On Tuesday, he takes his case to a broader audience at Camp Pendleton, California. Marine Corps leaders... more »

Obama Administration Stirs Fear on Zika, Asks for Nearly $2 Billion to Fight It

LAURAN NEERGAARD at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Aedes aegypti mosquitoes sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil's Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials say, as they urge more money for mosquito ... more »

North Korea Resurrects Abraham Lincoln to Knock Obama

Hyung-Jin Kim at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Lincoln monument] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has tried warnings of nuclear attack and racist diatribes to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama. Now it’s turning to Abraham Lincoln. North Korea’s state media have constructed an imaginary letter from the 16th... more »

Putin Plays Up Russia-US Cooperation in Space

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: International space station NASA__900] MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has highlighted Russia’s cooperation with the United States in space, despite all of the difficulties the two countries face on Earth. Putin spoke by video link with astronauts from both countries aboard the... Continue reading *“Putin Plays Up Russia-US Cooperation in Space”* at *apnewsarchive.com*.

NASA: Kepler Space Telescope ‘Stable’ After Emergency

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
NASA engineers declare Kepler space telescope ‘stable’ a few days after the spacecraft slipped into Emergency Mode (EM). Scientists were surprised when the planet-hunting probe went into EM last week, putting the next phase of its mission to study the Milky Way into jeopardy. NPR reports: Kepler, which is currently nearly 75 million miles away from Earth, placed itself into Emergency Mode sometime in the middle of last week. But it wasn’t until a scheduled contact on Thursday that mission engineers discovered the problem. That led NASA to declare a wider emergency, giving the mission... more »

DARPA Wants To Buy Your Weapons Ideas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*FOX News: **DARPA wants your weapon ideas, offers cash prizes* If the zombie apocalypse hits, are you the person in your neighborhood who can turn everyday objects into a weapon? If so, then your country needs you. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is inviting you to demonstrate your MacGyver skills and use them to help keep your fellow Americans safe. And you have five days left to propose your innovation. The agency will be awarding hefty cash prizes to patriotic Americans who can turn everyday items, like consumer electronics and model airplanes, into weapo...more »

Most Voters Say ‘Meh’ — at Best — on the Presidential Field

LAURIE KELLMAN & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most American voters say “meh” -- at best -- about the 2016 field of presidential candidates in both parties. That’s according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which shows that a majority of Americans believe none of... more »

Archaeologist Claims Bosnian Rock Is The World’s Oldest Man Made Sphere

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A giant spherical rock could be proof of a lost European civilization, according to an archaeologist. Semir Osmanagic discovered the strange stone sphere in Podubravlje village near Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He claims the round boulder with a radius of between four and five feet (1.2 to 1.5 metres) is the world’s oldest man-made stone sphere, pointing to an advanced lost civilization in Europe some 1500 years ago. Daily Mail reports: Controversial archaeologist Semir Osmanagic made the sensational claims in a forest at Podubravlje. He has previously hit the headlines for ... more »

The Former Founder Of Blackwater Now Wants His Own Private Air Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
One of the Thrush 510G being modified at Airborne Technologies’ hangar in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Prince owns at least 25 percent of the company. *The Intercept:* *ECHO PAPA EXPOSED* *Inside Erik Prince’s Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force.* ON A CRISP SATURDAY in November 2014, a black Mercedes SUV pulled onto the tarmac of an Austrian specialty aviation company 30 miles south of Vienna. Employees of the firm, Airborne Technologies, which specialized in designing and equipping small aircraft with wireless surveillance platforms, had been ordered to work that weekend ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“Have you ever noticed that there's really only one thing you can do to unquestionably change the scenery in your life? Physically move through it. Everyday there's something new to do, huh?” “To the fast lane,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows (Born Star)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows (Born Star)” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogldA2Gxl3g

Commons Speaker John Bercow Gags MPs Revealing Ménage à Trois

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
House of Commons speaker John Bercow has banned Members of Parliament from using their Parliamentary privileges to reveal details of a “celebrity threesome” couple. An injunction was taken out by the ménage à trois to keep the details of the alleged infidelity secret. The Telegraph reports: The Telegraph reported today that an MP was planning to use parliamentary privilege to reveal the names of the mystery couple – whose identities have already been widely circulated on the internet and in American publications. But a spokesman for the Speaker’s Office said this morning that Mr Ber... more »

Turkish PM: Damascus Will ‘One Day Be Liberated’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed that the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Raqqa, Homs and Damascus will “one day be liberated” from the control of the Syrian government. Hurriyet Daily News reports: “One day, God willing, Aleppo, Raqqa, Homs and Damascus will be free,” Davutoglu said on April 11 in a speech in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa. Aleppo, Homs and Damascus are all under the control of the Bashar al-Assad regime, while Raqqa is held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Davutoglu was attending a ceremony to award Şanlıurfa with a War of ... more »

Hillary Clinton: Assad, Iran And Russia Created ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton blames the Syrian conflict on all the wrong actors. The former Secretary of State blames president Assad, Iran and Russia for creating their own nemesis, ISIS. The takfiri terrorists have been rampaging through Iraq and Syria chopping Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian and Russian affiliated heads among others, with the financial, spiritual and military backing of their Gulf supporters and their western allies, including Turkey. Hillary Clinton’s appraisal of the Syrian conflict is a serious concern for all. “You cannot be serious,” as former Worl... more »

Humans are the smartest animals

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*Differences between species aren't precise but may be way too obvious* P.Z. Myers has continued his tirade against the suggestions that the intelligence of humans could increase due to genetic modification. In his new text, On the absurdity of *g*, he attacks the very notion of the IQ or *g factor*. *Animals may be smart. I've actually seen cooler videos on IQ tests that some apes, monkeys, and even rodents, could have passed, but I can't find them. Despite the cuteness of these smart animals, we know that most humans would beat them in these – and especially other – tasks. When ... more »

Donald Trump Furious With Colorado GOP Leaders

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has condemned Colorado’s process for selecting GOP delegates after Ted Cruz received all 34 without a popular vote. Some Republican voters have resorted to torching their registration papers in protest. Russia Today reports: Instead of a statewide primary, Colorado Republicans elected their delegates at a state convention on Saturday, following the precinct caucuses on March 1. The change, adopted last August by the state’s party leadership, put the selection process in the hands of “party insiders and activists” while leaving some 9... more »

The Longing In Me

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Hiking into the Sunset - 900] The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through was a longing. These things... more »

A Closer Look At The U.S. Navy's Drone Ship (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *'These will be everywhere': We spent the day with the US Navy's drone warship that might change naval combat* PORTLAND, Oregon — The Pentagon is about to realize its dream of having a drone warship to hunt foreign stealth submarines. Meet the ACTUV (Antisubmarine warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel) — a crewless, 140-ton, 132-foot-long robotic ship unveiled in Portland's Willamette River on Thursday. "This is a big, big, deal," Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said. "It looks like a Klingon Bird of Prey," he added, admiring the vessel's narrow bow... more »

The Chinese Military Wants To Have Its Own DARPA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
China’s fifth-generation medium fighter jet, the Shenyang J-31, or Fighter Hawk, now in development. Danny Yu/Wikimedia Commons *China Topix*: *China to Create Defense Technology Research and Development Unit to Modernize Military* One of the salient points of China's 13th Five Year plan unveiled at National's People Congress was President Xi Jinping's promise that in next five years the country would invest heavily in science & technology. Beijing is planning to create a research and development unit to spearhead the modernization of its military defense technology. China's succe...more »

China Reacts With Anger At G7 Statement On East And South China Sea Disputes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Xinhua*: *China voices dissatisfaction with G7 foreign ministers' statement on sea disputes* BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) issued a statement that touched upon disputes in the East and South China Seas. "We urge the G7 member states to honor their commitment of not taking sides on issues involving territorial disputes," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in response to the statement issued by the foreign ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan ... more »

U.S. Military To Monitor 190 Bases That Are Most At Risk For The Zika Virus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Pentagon monitoring 190 bases most at risk for Zika* WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will monitor installations in 27 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico for mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus, according to a Pentagon memo. Hoping to ward off spread of the potentially dangerous virus among troops and military family members, senior defense officials in March instructed installation managers to increase surveillance for certain mosquito species and to eradicate them in housing areas, near child-development and youth centers, around barrack... more »

Gratitude Is An Attitude That........Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago

ER=EPR isn't Everett-Copenhagen duality

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Susskind's new paper may be funny but it's surely dumb* The last hep-th paper today is a rather hi-tech paper by Suvrat Raju that explains a reason why the 2015 "Born rule" pro-firewall paradox by Marolf and Polchinski attempting to find a problem with the state dependence in quantum gravity isn't really a paradox. MP have argued that a very low-energy, sub \(kT\) excitation in the CFT may create a big change near the event horizon of the AdS black hole which shouldn't be possible in statistical physics. Raju shows – by a highly quantitative analysis of AdS correlators – that no gr... more »

(Goldman Sachs Fined $5.1 Billion for Minor Infractions)  Who's Aware of World Economic Collapse Erupting All Over the Planet?

Goldman Sachs Slammed With $5.1 Billion Fine For “Serious Misconduct” Tyler Durden April 11, 2016 (ZEROHEDGE) Hot on the heels of Wells Fargo’s $1.2 billion settlement, Bloomberg reports that Goldman Sachs will pay $5.1 billion to settle a U.S. probe into its handling of mortgage-backed securities involving allegations that loans weren’t properly vetted before being sold to investors as

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Guard Tower-900] U.S. Marines conduct drills in South Korea on March 28, 2016. Thank you to these Marines for serving our country overseas.

How not to get asked back onto the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
After that interview James Quarmby is unlikely to be asked back by the anti Conservatives BBC. 'James Quarmby, a specialist in tax planning and wealth structuring at Stephenson Harwood, challenged on the Today programme the use of the word trust, rather than fund: "Can you do me a big favour and not ever use the term offshore trust again in relation to this investment," he said to John Humphrys.' More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35997087

Majority Of Muslim Students Think Brussels Terrorists Are 'Heroes' Say Teachers

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Despite the BBC's honeyed words of reassurance, the proportion of European based Muslims who support Islamic terrorists is not necessarily tiny. 'Teachers working in the predominantly Muslim districts of Molenbeek and Schaerbeek in Brussels have reported that "90 percent of their students, 17, 18 years old" called the Islamist terrorists who attacked Paris and Brussels "heroes". The revelation came in an article in theNew York Times, wherein Steven Erlanger spoke to a Belgian policymaker who relayed the information from Belgium.' More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/... more »

Squad X Is A Pentagon Program To Equip Its Front-Line Soldiers With The Latest Battlefield Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency rendering of proposed developments for Squad X Core Technologies. Courtesy of U.S. military *David Axe, Reuters:* *What is Squad X, and how much will it change the U.S. Army?* The U.S. military has launched a program to equip its front-line soldiers with the latest battlefield technology. The Squad X initiative would give an Army or Marine Corps squad new computerized weapons, the latest smartphone-style communications and even easy-to-use robot helpers. The program aims to help the troops "have deep awareness of what's around them, detect... more »

'Newsnight' on sovereignty

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
A full review of last night's *Newsnight *special on sovereignty and the EU referendum will follow over the next day or so, but here are some initial points... - Evan Davis's opening report from the 'micronation' of Sealand - a disused WW2 Maunsell naval platform in the the North Sea, just outside British waters - featured a balance of 'talking heads' but was heavily skewed towards Remain in Evan Davis's commentary, beginning with using Sealand's sovereignty as a starting point [something I'll try and spell out at a later date]. - Tellingly, Evan Davis made it very clear during... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Panama squirms as #PanamaPapers scandal keeps expanding https://t.co/jdU1zmSPr4 pic.twitter.com/ZFCUDwhppG — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 11, 2016

President Obama: “There’s Classified And Then There’s Classified”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Obama’s ‘classified’ comments strike nerve* *President Obama’s latest defense of Hillary Clinton has struck a nerve with both the GOP and government leakers such as Edward Snowden.* The president’s comments — “there’s classified and then there’s classified” — suggested some classified information is more sensitive than other classified information, uniting in scorn critics across the political spectrum. To advocates for government transparency, the remarks stunk of duplicity by suggesting that federal classification rules are arbitrary and don't apply to the Democrat... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #145 A Breakthrough?

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
by American Kabuki Denice sent me flurry of SMS messages on my phone tonight, which might be a confirmation of Sophia's post before this particular post. * I don't know who the "They" are in Sophia's post.* I will let you know as soon I now something. I don't have details, and am cautious until I know more. I have not seen Denice this excited in a long time. I spent most of the day and early evening clearing out a central Texas briar patch. They have weeds here that are like a combo of ivy, a climbing ficus, and rosebush thorns... my arms and hands look like I have put my arm... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Round Lake, Illinois, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
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The Global Economic Fear Index Is At An All-Time High

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

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