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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

13 April - Blogs I'm Following

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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field. Eight RPA reconnaissance squadrons will be redesignated as attack squadrons, and the Air Force has also authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay)

A Strategic Analysis Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
BBC *Dean Shumate, Small Wars Journal*: *What’s in a Name: A Strategic Analysis of The Islamic State* Introduction Since 2014, the international community has seen the spread of The Islamic State (IS) throughout Iraq, Syria, Libya, and parts of Afghanistan. IS has been referenced by many names, but which is correct? The current presidential candidates argue how IS grew and conquered territory the size of Israel. The Democrats state if the U.S. never invaded Iraq in 2003, there would be no IS; conversely, the Republicans argue if a residual force were left behind instead of comple... more »

It Doesn't Matter WHY Independent Voters Dislike Hillary, It Only Matters That They Do

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 35 minutes ago
Have you noticed that in state after state, polling starts in Hillary's favor and the more she and Bernie campaign, the closer than race becomes. The more Democratic primary voters see of her, the less they like her and the more they see of him, the more they like him. But, yes, in a lesser-of-two-evils race between Hillary and Trump, she can win. Probably the same holds true if the GOP puts up Cruz. Independents don't like her and they don't trust her-- and they make up over 40% of the electorate. They'll go for her over Trump, or they just won't vote. They embrace Bernie over Tr... more »

“Why younger people can’t afford a house”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 52 minutes ago
Dominic Frisby tells Guardian readers why younger people can’t afford a house. Three reasons: - money became too cheap - planning rules became too numerous, and - it’s in the interests of the political elite to keep them that way. This is not just true for the UK, but every place following their flawed prescription of town planning *plus* fractional-reserve banking. Which is to say, every developed country on the planet. *House prices [in the UK] have **risen by 10% in the last year* * …What that means is that the intergenerational wealth divide just rose by another 10% ... more »

Fifteen 9/11 Hijackers Were Saudi CIA Plants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Fifteen of the 9/11 hijackers were CIA assets hired by the U.S. government tasked with committing the attacks on September 11, 2001, in order further the U.S. and Israel agenda of destroying the Middle East. Former congressman Dr. Kevin Barrett claims the truth about these CIA sponsored Saudi agents may become public if the government decide to declassify the redacted 28-pages on the official 9/11 report. Barrett says the documents prove that Saudi Arabia had a leading role in the attacks, which were ultimately orchestrated by the U.S. government. Presstv.com reports: “It appears t...more »

Scientists Warn Human Cloning Will Lead To Black Market Terror

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Advancements in human cloning will lead to a scary black market problem, leading scientists warn. According to a report in the UK Express: While it remains illegal in most countries, including the UK, scientists have reached a point where they are able to clone human embryos on a grand scale. However, it is legal for scientists to follow certain therapeutic cloning procedures, if the sole purpose of it is to study cells. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 allows scientists to study the effects of therapeutic cloning – which is where a nucleus is taken from a cell and tr... more »

Bank Insider Says Panama Papers Leak Was a CIA Operation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A whistleblower working at the UBS bank in Switzerland has claimed that the Panama Papers leak was a CIA operation designed to embarrass countries such as Russia as part of a political propaganda campaign. Bradley Birkenfeld says the 11 million documents stolen from a Panamanian law firm should not be considered genuine. Cnbc.com reports: Instead, he said, the hacking of the Panama City-based firm, called Mossack Fonseca, could have been done by a U.S. intelligence agency. “The CIA I’m sure is behind this, in my opinion,” Birkenfeld said. Birkenfeld pointed to the fact that the poli... more »

I Really Doubt I Needed to Make a Map of Port Henry's Subway System...

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
The most amusing thing is it's actually still under development. The version I'm working on actually has rerouted some of the lines and given some thought to peak hours service. And I'll need to come up with street names. This probably isn't something that'll actually get any use in our campaign, it's more a function that I'm (1) having fun making a fictional city; (2) have a bit of break between game sessions; (3) love maps; and (4) had a career ambition of being a subway motorman once upon a time. One of my favorite things was going on trips to all sorts of interesting places wi... more »

Presidential Pardon In Macedonia On Wiretapping Scandal Results In Widespread Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Radio Free Europe*:* Demonstrations Continue In Macedonia After Presidential ‘Pardon' In Wiretapping Scandal* Protesters in Macedonia, angry about President Gjorge Ivanov's decision to halt prosecutions of officials linked to a wiretapping scandal, have broken into one of the president's offices. The demonstrators on April 13 broke windows of the street-level office in central Skopje that is occasionally used by Ivanov, storming into the building and ransacking rooms inside. Demonstrators also broke windows and clashed with police at the nearby Ministry of Justice, while another... more »

Tech for tots

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
The US Department of Education just tweeted support for a report from "Common Sense Kids Action": https://www.commonsensemedia.org/kids-action/our-initiatives/the-right-start-commission, a recomendation for "universal access to quailty early ed." I took a look. The major thrust: Create a "consumer's report" on tech-ed products. The group is supported by the Gates Foundation: http://www.scoop.it/t/bill-melinda-gates-foundation/?tag=Common+Sense+Media. I posted three comments to their tweet: (1) Worried about this: "quality" early childhood ed sometimes = too much academics, te... more »

Authorities Searching For Women Who Had Contact With Ebola

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Health authorities from Mali are looking for two women they believe left Guinea after having had contact with a person suffering from Ebola. According to ABC News: Dr. Keni Diarra, head doctor at the health center in Kenieba in the Kayes region, said Wednesday the two Guinean women came to Mali Sunday. He said they are suspected to be in Hamdallaye, a village in Kayes. The World Health Organization says there have been eight cases of Ebola and seven deaths since late February in Guinea, flare-ups that came months after the nation was declared Ebola-free. In Mali eight people were in...more »

Russian Leader Claims ‘Wrath Of God’ Event Is Coming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Russian religious leader Patriarch Kirill has issued a bizarre warning to the world urging people to begin immediate preparations for a “wrath of God” event to occur in the near future. This follows revelations that Western leaders are planning a mass satanic ritual to welcome in a mysterious new planet into our solar system that’s set to wreak havoc on Earth. As previously reported, the mysterious new planet heading towards Earth, known as Planet Nine, has worried Russian President Vladimir Putin so much so that he has created a National Guard force in order to safeguard Russians ...more »

White House Say They Will Declassify 9/11 Documents

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
U.S. Senator Bob Graham has confirmed that he has received a telephone call from the White House who say they will declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 documents that clarify Saudi Arabia’s role on the September 11 attacks. Graham said that Brett Holmgren, a senior policy adviser to the assistant to the president for Homeland Security, told him that the declassification review of the withheld 9/11 report will “soon be completed”. Tampabay.com reports: Graham, who asked the president to declassify the records more than two years ago, said he asked how soon he could expect a decision and w...more »

Scientists Shocked By Alignment Of Supermassive Black Holes

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A joint paper released by universities from South Africa shows a perplexing alignment of the jets of many black holes… and it has scientists on edge. GeoBeats News reports: A grouping of distant, massive black holes thought to be operating independently of each other may actually share a common thread. A new paper led by the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape, both in South Africa, suggests their jets are all aligned in the same direction. These entities are located millions of light years apart in an area of space known as ELAIS-N1. Andrew Russ Taylor, one of...more »

Russia Simulate Attack On US Warship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
US officials have confirmed that two Russian warplanes flew “simulated attacks” this week near a US warship stationed in international waters near Russia. Two unarmed Russian Su-24 fighter jets came extremely close to the USS Donald Cook that they created “a wake in the water”, US officials say. Sky News reports: The overflights are said to have occurred on Monday and Tuesday and were described by US officials as “more aggressive than anything we’ve seen in some time”. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the incident “raises serious safety concerns” and the US is “concerned...more »

Six Reasons Why We Might Be Aliens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Is it possible that mankind was brought to Earth as part of an alien experiment on evolution? The following list outlines reasons why humans may not be native to this planet, and may have been brought here by an extraterrestrial race who escaped a destroyed world. 1. Sunlight Humans, in contrast with other species, cannot sunbath for more than a given time per day without getting sunburned. This indicates that the human body was not designed for constant exposure to the sun. The same can be said for our eyes, our eyes are very sensitive to the sunlight around us and without being ta... more »

India Vows To Dismantle Monsanto’s Death Grip

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Monsanto has been exploiting cotton farmers in India, and now the country is vowing to continue regulating the GMO seed prices as well as protect its farmers. RT reports: Monsanto is being pushed by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept the dictated government price, as India expects to develop its own genetically modified (GM) cotton varieties early next year. In a move to break away from a dependency on American technological know-how in the genetic seed market, India has cut royalties paid by local firms for Monsanto’s seeds by more than 70 percent. The govern... more »

Turkish Leader Calls For “Death To Armenian Dogs”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The Deputy head of Sweden’s main Turkish association, Barbaros Leylani, has urged all Turks to kill “Armenian dogs” in a shocking speech given at Sergels Square. Leylani has been forced to resign in disgrace shortly after saying to the crowd, “let us show Sweden, Scandinavia and Europe what Turkey stands for. We do not like blood, but we can let the blood flow when it is needed.” RT.com reports: The organization has distanced itself from Lelyani’s comments, saying that its main goal is to work towards equal rights. Leylani issued an apology on Monday on the association’s website sa... more »

Cleveland Police Spend $20 Million Dollars On Riot Gear

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Cleveland police are spending over $20 million dollars on security equipment and tactical gear in preparation for the Republican National Convention this summer. Cleveland and Philadelphia, which will host the convention, were each given $50 million by the federal government to cover security costs associated with the convention. Cleveland have projected that $20 million of that money will go on security equipment and riot gear, with a further $30 million going on “personnel-related expenditures”. Vox.com reports: Philadelphia has not yet announced how it will use the money. In Mar... more »

One Man’s First-Hand Experience With Reptilians

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A man who has had some frightening experiences with reptilians has written his first-hand account and it is catching fire across the internet. We are producing it here in full for you to form your own opinion about his account: It was my great misfortune to be born into a family who were members of a religious sect comprised of some the most ignorant and narrow-minded bigots I have ever encountered – the Plymouth Brethen. As a result of continual daily brainwashing since the earliest age, I initially tried to fit the psychic and spiritual experiences which I had as a young child int... more »

Solid Commitment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Several ecological protesters put their feet in cement near the state palace of Istana Negara in Jakarta, Wednesday, in protest of plans by state-owned PT Semen Indonesia to develop a new cement factory in central Java. The nine women taking part in the protest have stated that they will not leave the site until they are met by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and their demands are heard.

The US-NATO Created Mess in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Ukraine slides into chaos as the prospect of all out war re-emergesby Leon Tressell The recent bout of in-fighting within the Kiev junta has been accompanied by warning’s from the IMF that Ukraine must do more to deal with the massive problems of corruption before it receives any more loans. The in-fighting between the various oligarchs and their political puppets within the Rada reflects the failure of crony capitalism to deal with any of the pressing economic, social and political problems facing Ukrainian society. The deepening political crisis within Ukraine reveals how the ... more »

Chemtrail Mercury Poisoning – One Woman’s Tale of Terror

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The following is one person’s horrifying account of her personal experience with mercury poisoning through chemtrails being sprayed constantly. This may be the most comprehensive information ever written on the health dangers of chemtrail poisoning as reported on GlobalSkyWatch.com. The author explains that if anything is gained by the reader, it is the following: Chemtrails cause symptoms that are identical to mercury poisoning. My experience with mercury poisoning from amalgam (“silver”) dental fillings is a perfect subset of chemtrail symptoms. I say subset because chemtrails ... more »

Pentagon Admits To Using 'Cyber Bombs' Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Channel 4 News *FOX News*: *US dropping 'cyber bombs' on ISIS, Pentagon official says* The U.S. has ramped up its fight against the Islamic State terror group's online capabilities, dropping so-called "cyber bombs" on the militants, a top Pentagon official said Tuesday. "Those guys are under enormous pressure. Every time we have gone after one of their defended positions over the last six months, we have defeated them. They have left, they have retreated," Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work told Reuters. Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave some explanation for the concept of "cyb... more »

Reasonable Doubt

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
Anyone charged with a criminal offence in Canada is presumed to be innocent. That is just a fancy way of saying that the prosecution must prove someone charged with a crime is guilty. If the prosecution does not prove someone is guilty that case against them fails and they must be acquitted. What proving someone guilty means is not immediately obvious. It could mean it is more likely than not that they committed the crime. Or it could mean they very likely did commit the crime. Or it could mean there is no reasonable doubt but they committed the crime. In Canada the last of... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 13 , 2016 ) Overview For Wednesday ( 1.South Korea's Ruling Conservative Party Suffers Defeat In Parliament , Parliamentary Majority Lost. 2. Despite Goomy Outlook - DAX and US Stocks Rip Today ! 3. Schauble Taking On All Comers , Greece , IMF , ECB - "Bring It On" . 4. Commodity Items Of Note - Energy XXI Said To File For Chapter 11 Thursday , Peabody Files For Chapter 11 Wednesday , India Becoming Guzzler Of Oil As Demand Jumps , Expectations Dampened For Output Freeze Deal At Doha , EIA Crude Stocks +6.63 MLN - And More News. 5. Brazil Sees Impeachment Drive Drawing Closer - 320 Lawmakers Back Impeachment. 6. Syria Has Parliamentary Elections Today. 7. Libya News De Jour. 8. Brexit Items - Cameron Not Leaving If UK Votes To Leave. 9. Ukraine In Focus As Groisman Looks Likely To Take PM Post. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Overview ....... Late Additions ...... *MineForNothing* ‏@minefornothing 3m3 minutes ago JAPAN'S 40-YEAR YIELD FALLS TO RECORD 0.405% *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 4m4 minutes ago big move: CHINA FIXES YUAN AT 6.4891 VS 6.4591 *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3m3 minutes ago CHINA WEAKENS YUAN REFERENCE RATE MOST SINCE JAN. 7 South Korea *The EconomistVerified account* ‏@TheEconomist 1m 1 minute ago Polls suggest *South Korea*'s ruling party has lost a majority. Disgruntled public, perhaps http://econ.st/1No2wXl *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 5m 5 minutes ago WON... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Harbingers of planetary change are recognized

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 3 hours ago
*Harbingers of planetary change are recognized* by ÉirePort Harbingers of planetary change are recognized. Electives are sought, and selected. Frequencis of Hue-Being mastery complete their functions. Full motion forward. ÉirePort | April 13, 2016 at 21:21 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-y2

Trump's Not The Only One Like That... Do You Remember Leona Helsmely? And There's Steve Wynn

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Remember Leona Helmsley? She had her moment of tabloid fame in the '80s. A crooked real estate agent whose real estate license was suspended, she married an elderly, rich real estate developer who owned the Helmsley Palace, right down the blocked from my NYC office. She was a billionaire who refused it pay contractors who worked for her and was eventually found guilty of tax evasion (and extortion). That's when she became infamous and a poster child for what Bernie refers to as "the millionaire and billionaire class." At the trial a housekeeper who worked at the Helmsley mansion in... more »

Pentagon Issues Warning On The Growing Strength Of Al Qaeda In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Long War Journal:** US military admits al Qaeda is stronger in Afghanistan than previously estimated* A senior US general in Afghanistan recently admitted the US military and intelligence services’ long-held belief that al Qaeda has only 50 to 100 operatives based in the country is incorrect, stating that number must be revised upward. Since 2010, US officials have claimed that al Qaeda has been “decimated” in Afghanistan and has maintained a consistent minimal presence of 50 to 100 operatives. For more than six years, The Long War Journal has warned that official estimate of al...more »

Big Brother and UFOs

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
I was channel surfing the other night and came onto a commercial for an upcoming program about a woman who had been abducted and murdered. What caught my attention was that they showed the woman using an ATM, walking in a mall, and later in her car and what looked like the arm of a man who had hidden in the backseat. In other words, her activities on that day had been documented to what I think of as a frightening extent. Nearly her every action was caught on video equipment; all used legally, all installed for safety, and putting all our lives under scrutiny. I’ve seen the same thi... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 3 hours ago
*Politically Incorrect to Talk Western Values on College Campuses, by PETE HOEKSTRA* *In a discussion with Ed Morrissey. Start transcript:* Morrissey: Is Western civilization ended at Stanford University? Is that what I'm reading here? Hoekstra: It ended a number of years ago when they, Stanford, eliminated a requirement that students have a requirement to study the history of Western civilization. And the good thing is now there's a group of students on campus who got a petition signed by, I think it was like roughly 350 of their peers, to have a vote on whether Western civiliza... more »

U.S. Navy Releases Photos And Videos On How Close A Russian Fighter Was To A U.S. Destroyer (Hint: It Was Very Close)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft makes a very-low altitude pass by the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) April 12, 2016, in the Baltic Sea near Poland. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. NAVY 6TH FLEET PHOTO/RELEASED *CBS:* *USS Donald Cook buzzed again by Russian jets in Baltic* *Last Updated Apr 13, 2016 2:55 PM EDT* Yet again Russian jets made provocatively close passes to an American warsh... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*:* Obama Considers Bigger Role in Syria, But Endgame Unclear* On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is to assemble his top national security officials at the CIA to discuss options to increase pressure on the Islamic State in Syria. With each additional step, he risks drawing the U.S. further into the conflict he has spent five years trying to avoid. The meeting of the National Security Council Principals Committee brings together some of the president’s top cabinet members, most of whom have been pressing Obama to allow them to do more to fight the Islamic St... more »

World News Briefs -- April 13, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*ABC News (Australia)*: *Syrian conflict: Government holds parliamentary elections as diplomacy struggles in UN peace talks* Syrians have voted in a parliamentary election in Government-held areas of the country in what voters called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, who is holding the poll in defiance of opponents seeking to oust him. The election has gone ahead independently of UN-led peace talks which re-started in Geneva on Wednesday, aiming to find a political solution to the five-year-long war. The Government said the election is being held on time in line wi... more »

The Awful Truth About “TeaTox” Detoxing

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
“Teatox” is a trendy new way millennials are trying to lose weight under the guise of “ridding the body of toxins”. Boo Tea is one of the newest teatox diet supplements being touted by celebrities and is also yet another example of a dangerous version of “tea-toxing”. A reviewer from YoungAndTwenty explains the risks and dangers of Boo Tea and Tea Tox in general” BooTea is a UK based company claiming to specialize in 100% natural health supplements. They also offer: Shakes, Multivits, Little Oats and a fitness plan. The Lowdown Over my few years of blogging I’ve gotten the change ... more »

SBA List & NRTL Just Backed Congresswoman Who Almost Killed an Abortion Ban

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Abortion Law, Judge's Gavel, Pro-Life] Two of America’s most influential pro-life groups have backed an incumbent Congresswoman who derailed a vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation -- just weeks after both groups attacked another Congresswoman, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), for her role in... more »

Azusa Now: 75,000 Pack the L.A. Coliseum to Pray for Revival

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Azusa Crowd - 900] This past Saturday, the historic L.A. Coliseum -- which has hosted Super Bowls and Summer Olympics, the Raiders and Rolling Stones -- witnessed nearly 75,000 people of faith gathered together to worship and pray for the “rain of revival” at Azusa... more »

‘Democracy Spring’ Organizer: ‘We Respect the H*** Out of’ Capitol Police

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Demonstrators practice civil disobedience at the Democracy Spring protest in Washington D.C. on April 13, 2016.] A spokesman for the group that organized a 10,000-person protest that has resulted in 500 arrests in Washington this week says Capitol Police “have been the model of professionalism and respect.” “The Capitol Police are the best-trained police forces, especially... more »

Musical Interlude: Joe South, "Walk A Mile In My Shoes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Joe South, "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" (1969) - https://www.youtube.com/

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qWFCocIfXI

Real money is not debt

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
In just a few short words, this brief comment captures the primary difference between commodity-backed money (“a specie-backed dollar note” for example), and today’s money (“a fiat-dollar note”) that is simply debt organised into currency. *A specie-backed dollar note is a receipt on unconsumed wealth, on savings. A fiat-dollar note is an IOU on yet-to-be-earned wealth, a debt.* Do you see the problem? *To act as an honest medium of exchange, money must be backed by *un*consumed wealth.* Why? *[**The system of debt-based money* *] is based on a confusion in thinking; that it ... more »

Neuroscience: This is Your Brain on LSD and It’s Actually Pretty Amazing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The first ever brain scans of people under the influence of LSD reveal a more unified, more complete brain.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. *Click image for larger size.* Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it ta... more »

“We are being silently poisoned by thousands of untested and unmonitored chemicals” The Case Against Glyphosate

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 4 hours ago
CounterPunch, RINF, Global Research, Countercurrents Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this *I could not continue to produce these articles without public support. On 13 April, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto's 'Roundup' formulation. Glyphosate was last year determined to be "probably carcinogenic" by the WHO, and the resolution calls for no approval for many uses now considered acceptable, including use in or close to public parks, playgrounds a... more »

Chet Raymo, "Dying"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Dying"* by Chet Raymo "I'm sure I have written here before about Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny worm - about the size of this letter i (without the dot) - that has become one of the most thoroughly studied animals in biology. Its habits are humble. It is nonpathogenic, noninfectious. It breeds prodigiously. It is transparent. It can be frozen and thawed alive. And heaven knows what else makes it the darling of the wormologists. More than anything else, it is about a simple an organism as you can find with a nervous system. C. elegans (of the dominant hermaphrodite variety; there... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Praying”* “It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” - Mary Oliver, “Thirst”

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "All Will Come Again"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"All Will Come Again"* "All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed, the trees towering and the walls built low. And in the valleys, people as strong and varied as the land. And no churches where God is imprisoned and lamented like a trapped and wounded animal. The houses welcoming all who knock and a sense of boundless offering in all relations, and in you and me. No yearning for an afterlife, no looking beyond, no belittling of death, but only longing for what belongs to us and serving earth, lest we remain unused." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"Here At Last..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"There have been times when I think we do not desire heaven but more often I find myself wondering whether, in our heart of hearts, we have ever desired anything else. You may have noticed that the books you really love are bound together by a secret thread. You know very well what is the common quality that makes you love them, though you cannot put it into words: but most of your friends do not see it at all, and often wonder why, liking this, you should also like that. Again, you have stood before some landscape, which seems to embody what you've been looking for all your life; ... more »

"Understanding All Sides: Owning Your Tendencies'

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Understanding All Sides: Owning Your Tendencies'* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Looking at only one side of our life can make us blind to the many other ways of looking at our situation. Whenever we examine our lives, we examine them from a particular side or angle. Most of us tend to favor one side over the others. For example, we may tend to look at things from an emotional perspective rather than a financial perspective, or we may prefer to think in terms of details rather than the big picture, or vice versa. To a certain degree, this is not a problem, and these tendencies ad... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Moyock, North Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Epstein to Senate: “[Your climate] actions will cause billions to suffer”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Now this is delightful. Alex Epstein, who you will have read about many times here at NOT PC, appeared in front of the US Senate yesterday to give testimony on behalf of fossil fuels, to explain to them that “[your climate] actions will cause billions to suffer” … He took ‘questions’ … … and invited at least one Senator to resign ... There were a few reports: *- Epstein’s opening testimony explaining how many Senators are making a catastrophic mistake by pushing for fossil fuel restrictions when we should be liberating all forms of energy—calls on them to cast ... more »

Home in NY, Trump Faces Questions, Meets with Megyn Kelly

Jill Colvin & Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tosses his coat during a rally at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.,Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)] NEW YORK (AP) -- After several difficult weeks that have called into question his front-runner standing, Donald Trump has arrived in friendlier territory: his home state of New York. Polls show Trump with a commanding lead in a state that... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
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As We Shift - Emergence

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
For the longest “time”, there’s been a wondering of just what it means to increase frequency/become enlightened/switch to another dimension. What does it mean right here on the ground, that place where we humans hang out. You see, in a very real way, many things have already shifted. Life is approached with wide open eyes and an attitude of giving. This is not to say all things are perfect, but that an awareness accompanies the days, as well as an acceptance. This past Sunday, when a massive change was experienced, something sort of jumped out at me. It is this: Consciousness ... more »

Why A Kurdish Enclave in Syria Is a Very Bad Idea- Syria Girl

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Maram Susli & Link **Though Maram Susli aka Syria girl has linked back to multiple sources, feel free to check the kurds label for literally hundreds of articles, over many years, bolstering the factual claims made regarding the Kurdish terrorists PKK/YPG etc., * *"A few simple reasons why PYD/YPG claims to federal autonomy and attempts to annex Syrian land are illegitimate, undemocratic, and could lead to genocide. * *1. Kurds are not a majority in the Area PYD/YPG are attempting to annex* The region of Al Hasakah, which the Kurdish Nationalist Party (PYD) and its military wing... more »

Duck Dynasty Star’s NASCAR Prayer Enrages Liberals

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Duck Commander, Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, CPAC] My good buddy Phil Robertson has drawn the ire of a bunch of Jesus-bashing, liberal lug nuts after he petitioned the Lord during a NASCAR invocation to put a "Jesus-Man in the White House." Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation... more »

CDC: Zika Definitely Causes Severe Birth Defects

MIKE STOBBE at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Zika virus - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally... more »

Outside Groups Deal Themselves In for GOP Delegate Game

JULIE BYKOWICZ at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- After burning through millions of dollars in a mostly failed attempt to sway Republican primary voters, big-money outside groups opposing Donald Trump have turned to a far smaller target audience: the delegates who will actually choose the... more »

Government Watchdog Questions Export-Import Bank’s $75,000 Lease of ‘Luxury’ Vehicle

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ex-Im Bank - 900] A new report from the Export-Import Bank's independent watchdog questions whether a five-year lease of a "luxury vehicle" that cost the agency more than $75,000 qualifies as "essential" to the bank's mission. According to an audit conducted by the Export-Import... more »

ISIS’ Next Attack Could Be With Chemical Weapons

Joshua Meservey at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: The head of Morocco's newly-formed judicial investigations agency, Abdelhak Khiame (R) gives a press conference on March 23, 2015 in Rabat. Moroccan authorities said on March 23 that a 'terrorist cell' they dismantled had brought in arms through the Spanish enclave of Melilla to carry out attacks for the Islamic State jihadist group. Khiame said the cell was made up of 13 members aged between 19 and 37, most of them without primary school education.] Earlier this month, Morocco's head of counterterrorism, Abdelhak Khiame, warned that the Islamic State (ISIS) is trying to buil... more »

April 13: A slow news day in the Irving press.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
This issue of The Saker has a very uncomfortable sense of bias in most of its stories. However, the first story on the site, about the explosion of a Russian civil airliner over Sinai with the deaths of all aboard, has an element that was not mentioned in most western news media. It brought us close to a nuclear war. It's not the first time this has happened. But our press rarely mentions it. And there's a lesson in it. Nuclear stockpiles do NOT deter war. In fact, as in this case, they can make war - and nuclear war - more likely. http://thesaker.is/russia-sitrep-april-12-2016-by-... more »

The Beast Is On The Loose In Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An Iraqi tank nicknamed “The Beast” is loose on the battlefields of Iraq, tearing down the countryside, looking for ISIS fighters, in the western city of Hit. A Twitter post on the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service’s account shows The Beast obliterating an ISIS car loaded with explosives. The Daily Caller reports: The ISIS car was approaching ICTS personnel outside Ramadi in Hit, Iraq, apparently loaded with explosives, ICTS said in a tweet describing the video. The car dodges fire from Iraqi Security Forces several times before exploding into bits when an Iraqi tank finally lands a r... more »

Russian Jets Create Dangerous Waves Around US Warship In Baltic

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The Pentagon is up in arms that two Russian jets flew dangerously close to a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea, creating a “wake” in the waters surrounding the warship. The two low flying Russian Su-24s performed a “simulated attack” that goes against military conventions in peacetime, according to the Pentagon. Sputnik reports: While sailing through the Baltic on Tuesday, the USS Donald Cook reported that Russian aircraft performed repeated flybys within 30 feet of the destroyer. Several of these passes were low enough to “create a wake in the sea waters surrounding the ship,” state... more »

Feds Waste Billions by Ignoring ‘Roadmaps’ to Savings

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: US Treasury - 900] Federal agencies are ignoring dozens of recommendations from a congressional watchdog that could save billions of tax dollars and help government programs achieve their intended purposes, according to a report made public Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office's annual duplication report found... more »

Bernie Protests Verizon Despite Being a High-Paying Loyal Customer

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders - 900] Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his campaign have paid six-figure sums for Verizon services despite protesting against the company, according to reports Wednesday. Sanders has denounced Verizon on numerous occasions during the election over an ongoing labor dispute. Workers... more »

Quote of the day: On progress-deniers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“I do believe that we have reached the stage at which it is a moral and scientific obligation to recognise a) **global poverty has been declining rapidly* *; b) that decline is largely due to increased economic freedom around the world. “People who are ignorant of these facts may be informed and forgiven. People who deliberately deny or avoid acknowledging these facts, after they have been informed, need to be confronted with the fact that through their denial of these facts they are perpetuating global poverty. “Despite all the flaws of free-market c...more »

The gender pay-gap myth

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Watch Amy Holmes and John Stossel bust the gender pay gap myth – starting at 6:42… *RELATED POSTS*: - *Questions For Those Who Believe that Women Are Underpaid* – Don Boudreaux, CAFE HAYEK - *Some thoughts on Equal Pay Day and the 23% gender pay gap myth* – Mark Perry, AE IDEAS . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Markus Schulz feat Ana Diaz - Nothing Without Me

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Pity the poor souls I'll find huddled in the classroom 9am tomorrow morning. Not only do they have to listen to me drone on for three hours about a select topic (Week 11: Sexual Harassment), *I am cruel enough to subject them to my music taste*. Each week I pick out a video and in a quick exercise they're invited to tease out the plot, specify how gender and sexuality is performed, and note anything else of interest. This was going to be tomorrow's choice but, meh, while it's a great song (my number four of 2012) the vid is a touch depthless. I'll park it here anyway.

Waiting For The Next 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Abraham H. Miller, Observer:* *The Next 9/11—Not If, But When* *If our memory of the World Trade Center is fading, the carnage of Paris and Brussels should serve as a fresh reminder* There will be another 9/11. Terrorism against a superpower like the United States is basically political theater. Terrorists revel in lots of cameras transmitting their images, talking heads bobbing long into the night, and many of us re-experiencing the drama by living in fear. If theater is what you seek, America is just the ticket, offering a big stage and providing an audience of infinite proport... more »

Report: President Obama To Decide Within 60 Days On Declassifying All 9/11 Documents (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Shane Harris, Daily Beast*: *Obama W.H. Making ‘Every Effort’ To Review Declassification of 9/11 Report’s Secret Pages* *The statement comes ahead of the President’s trip this month to Saudi Arabia.* By the end of President Obama’s term in office, the administration hopes to decide whether to declassify a controversial portion of Congress’ investigation into the 9/11 attacks, the White House said Tuesday. The so-called “28 pages,” which have never been publicly released, are said to implicate Saudi government officials and civilians in the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil... more »

Is This Man On A CIA 'Kill List'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Reaper drones at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. One is armed with two 500-lb bombs. Source: GlobalPost *Malik Jalal, The Independent*: *I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones* *Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family.* I am in the strange position of knowing that I am on the ‘Kill List’. I know this because I have been told, and I know because I have been targeted for death over and over again. Four times missiles have been fired at me. I am extr... more »

Pressure On Hillary To Pick A Progressive Running Mate Mounts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Rosie would have been the better choice* Few people outside the Beltway and San Antonio, where he was mayor, have ever heard of Julián Castro, the centrist Democrat Clinton picked as her running mate over a year ago. (It's supposed to be a surprise so... shhhhhhhhh.) Anyway, once she settled on Castro she asked him to get a tutor and learn to speak passable español-- he already had one, a Jewish lady from Laredo-- and she told Obama to give him some cabinet position to raise his stature. (His twin brother, Joaquín, is a New Dem congressman and vigorous Hillary surrogate.) They figu... more »

Syrian Official Rules out Assad Departure Ahead of Talks

ZEINA KARAM & ALBERT AJI at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Assad - 900] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let go of its dream of easing President Bashar Assad out of power in a transitional government, complicating peace talks that resumed Wednesday in Geneva on ending the...more »

Transparency is hard

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 7 hours ago
Lying about major arms deals to illiberal regimes. Dion, please resign. Trudeau, we expected this of your predecessor. If your hands were tied or your government were pressured by things we haven't seen, such as industry lobby pressure, petitions from other states, or something else entirely, explain it to us. That's called transparency. It's hard, I know.

The Economy: “Why ALL Central Planning Is Doomed to Fail…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Why ALL Central Planning Is Doomed to Fail…”* by Bill Bonner “We’re still thinking about how so many smart people came to believe things that aren't true. Krugman, Stiglitz, Friedman, Summers, Bernanke, Yellen – all seem to have a simpleton’s view of how the world works. They believe they can manipulate the future and make it better. Not just for themselves… but also for everyone else. Where did such a silly idea come from? After the Renaissance, Aristotelian logic came to dominate Western thought. It was essentially a forerunner of positivism – which is supposedly based on obje...more »

"How It, And She, Really Is"

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

"Watch Money..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion- when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing- when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors- when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you- when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice- you may know that your society is doomed.” - Ayn Rand

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Behind Baby Dolphin Deaths

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 has been linked to the shocking surge in stillbirths and baby dolphin deaths in the Gulf Coast. According to a new study, the dolphins inherited chronic illnesses as their mothers were exposed to oil. Researchers said the findings suggest the dolphins died in the womb or shortly after birth, and their lungs never had a chance to fully develop and inflate. The BP oil spill dumped 4.9 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf Coast over five months before it was capped and now six years on, the disaster is still claiming victims. RT reports: More t... more »

Think Tank Announces It Will Fight Government’s Demands to Turn Over Climate Change Documents

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: ExxonMobil, Exxon] The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank, will oppose a subpoena that demands documents related to its research on climate change and donor information, officials of the institute said in a Tuesday afternoon phone call. "We've been targeted... more »

Protesters Storm Presidential HQ In Macedonian Capital

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An anti-government protest in the Macedonian capital of Skopje has become violent, with police reportedly involved in clashes with demonstrators who stormed the president’s office. Demonstrators have now reportedly entered the president’s offices in the capital #Skopjepic.twitter.com/fZDO6sddNK — Balkan Newsbeat (@BalkanNewsbeat) April 13, 2016 The office of President Gjorge Ivanov is reported to be completely demolished. According to RT: The protest began Wednesday daytime and reportedly accumulated some three thousand people. After breaking through a police cordon, the crowds mov... more »

Unfortunately, Heavy Visible Emissions Renewed at Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Unit 1 and Unit 3 look like the sources but its hard to tell: This is really disappointing after significantly reduced (visible) atmospheric emissions with the activation of the frozen ice wall. Has the wall failed? Streets are wet at the Futaba intersection so perhaps the run-off is overwhelming efforts to divert the water. The flashing light I regard as a warning light is active:

US Blames Global Governance Crisis for Declining Human Rights

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: SWITZERLAND-UN-RIGHTS-COUNCIL] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States says human rights protections around the world declined last year -- the result of crackdowns by oppressive governments and abuses by violent extremists. That’s the conclusion of the State Department’s latest annual report on... more »

Capitol Hill Buzz: Republicans Want Answers on Visit to Iran

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: congressmen - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop us if you’ve heard this one. Three guys walk into … the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, D.C. They’re Republican congressmen and they did actually march into the office that represents Tehran’s only official government presence... more »

Spain Arrests Suspected Arms Dealer for Paris Attacks

CIARAN GILES at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: France attacks - 900] MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police have arrested a Frenchman suspected of supplying weapons to Paris attacker Amedy Coulibaly for use in the deadly January 2015 attacks in the French capital, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. A ministry statement said Antoine... more »

Bernie Sanders Gets First Backer in U.S. Senate

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at The Family Arena Monday, March 14, 2016, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)] Insurgent Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders finally has a supporter in the U.S. Senate. In a New York Times op-ed published this morning, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said that while “Hillary Clinton has a remarkable record” and... more »

The Democrats’ "10-Point Plan to Lose the 2016 Presidential Election"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
* High rollers at the big table. Only Sanders wants to break up the DC insider game (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* An essay with a title like "The Democrats' 10-Point Plan to Lose in November" (the actual title is longer) is certainly provocative. Turns out it's an excellent analysis. I referred to it once in an earlier piece — "Media Support May Have Set Clinton Up to Fail" — and focused on just the media-related comments. But I want to give you the bones of the whole below and invite you to read it through. Are the Democrats setting themselves up for failure? I... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 9 hours ago
*U.S. Army Soldiers on Patrol in Vietnam in 1966 / Wikimedia* *During the Vietnam War, as well as subsequent Wars, the U.S. military plied its servicemen with speed, steroids, and painkillers to help them handle extended combat ~ but this symptom oriented approach has only delayed the ravages of PTSD as well as the true extent of soul damage and suicidal ideation that occurs as the result of drug enhanced active duty combat: Allen L Roland, PhD* *"The Greek epics aren’t just war stories. They’re stories about the relationships between men, and the terror they felt in... more »

Cell Press flags two papers after author confesses to fraud

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Normally, when we see disputes over fraud allegations, it’s one author accusing another — but an unusual case at Cell has recently crossed our desk. The journal has flagged a paper after an author confessed to committing fraud himself — but the corresponding author is disputing that confession, citing concerns about the confessor’s “motives and credibility.” […] The post Cell Press flags two papers after author confesses to fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Assistant/associate professor watch: The '94 crime bill is very hot!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016So is the love of spin:* All of a sudden, the 1994 crime bill is very, very hot. So is the love of silly politicized spin. We're not sure when we've seen a matter of substance get spun in so many ways by so many spindrift people. In our view, the most ludicrous aspect of this pseudo-discussion involves the heavy focus on something Hillary Clinton said *on one occasion,* in 1996, *twenty years ago.* In today's featured editorial, the New York Times helps feed this remarkable frenzy through a traditional play: NEWS YORK TIMES EDITORIAL (4/13/16): Mrs. Clint... more »

The truth behind the slow loris pet trade and 'cute' tickling slow loris videos...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*personally, I've always thought tickling to be a form of abuse and aggression, no matter who is getting tickled.* I hated being tickled when I was a kid, and I still hate it. Now I see that people think that tickling a slow loris is "cute" when, in fact it's form of torture. A slow loris is not a pet. Neither is a "micro" pig or a monkey. *More:* UK Telegraph: *Slow lorises, marmosets and micro-pigs: the problem with exotic pet trends* International Animal Rescue: * The truth behind the slow loris pet trade *

What’s your poison?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Antisemitism in the Labour Party is in the news again. Unfortunately they’ll never be able to get to grips with it. It’s far too late. All they *can *do is retrospectively sack rogue members for tweeting stuff about Hitler or Jews’ noses and dismiss borderline fruitcakes for bleating about ‘the Jewish question’. That just demonstrates stupidity and ignorance, and *should be* *easy *to deal with, but I’m afraid it’s not the same thing as the insidious antisemitism that just won’t go away. There are far too many MPs (not all of whom are Labour MPs) who represent Muslim-heavy constit... more »

For What It's Worth - There's a Secret Civil War going on in the US - between the letter agencies and governmental institutions

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Kerry represents one faction in the US Institutional Civil War* The biggest untold story in the history of news media is, IMO,* the unreported civil war that has been raging in the United States--since the time of the JFK assassination--between the rogue globalist, ziofascist CIA mobsters and the rest of the government. *This battle to the death was likely begun long before then but, I would submit that John F. Kennedy's threat to break up and scatter the CIA* "to the four winds" *was the opening volley of this most dangerous phase. Witness this latest skirmish...as reported in RT... more »

Strong Earthquake Hits Myanmar, Sends Tremors Across India

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar (formerly Burma) on Wednesday. Tremors were felt in parts of India and Bangladesh. International Business Times reports: The earthquake’s epicenter was in Myanmar, but its effects were reportedly felt in nearby Indian cities, including Delhi, Patna, Guwahati and Dehradun. In addition to the tremors, power outages ensued in the Indian state of Assam, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as the United Kingdom’s Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are visiting. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their part...more »

1 In 5 U.S. Drone Flights Against The Islamic State Results In A Missile Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field. Eight RPA reconnaissance squadrons will be redesignated as attack squadrons, and the Air Force has also authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. N.B.) *Air Force Times*: *ISIS kill missions: 1 in 5 drone flights includes a missile strike* Nearly one in five of the Air Force's remotely piloted aircraft missions against the Islamic State involves st... more »

VIDEO: Rage Against Police in Quebec

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. . subMedia.tv April 2016, Montreal cops murdered Jean-Pierre Bony by shooting him with bullet to the head, for allegedly fleeing a drug raid. Jean-Pierre was unarmed His community took to the streets to express their rage. People attacked a police station and set several vehicles aflame. Later that week, police in the indigenous community of Lac-Simon murdered Sandy Michel, a

Zac Goldsmith on Sadiq Khan

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) tweeted at 5:13 PM on Wed, Apr 13, 2016: Shouting 'Islamophobia' to close down legitimate questions is dangerous and wrong. My words last night to Sadiq Khan https://t.co/W3ewKyVMQv (https://twitter.com/ZacGoldsmith/status/720283824911810560?s=03) The BBC are minimising coverage of the London mayoral election thus hoping their favoured candidate, the Labour Party one gets elected.

US Says Russian Planes Buzzed Navy Ship in Baltic Sea

ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, a Russian Su-24 bomber lands at Hemeimeem air base in Syria. U.S. officials say a pair of Russian Su-24 attack planes buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea multiple times on Monday, April 11, 2016, and Tuesday, April 12, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russian attack planes buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea multiple times on Monday and Tuesday, at one point coming so close -- an estimated 30 feet -- that they created wakes in the water... more »

Iran’s New Russian Air Defense System Could Give It a Dangerous Strategic Advantage

Russ Read at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: S-300 - 900] Speculation as to when Iran would receive its new Russian-made air defense system has been rampant since the finalization of the nuclear deal in Summer 2015, but it appears the Islamic Republic has received its first shipment of the long-awaited weapon.... more »

Judge Gives Texas ‘Affluenza’ Teen Nearly 2 Years in Jail

NOMAAN MERCHANT at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Affluenza - 900] FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck must serve nearly two years in jail, a judge ordered Wednesday. Ethan Couch, who turned 19 Monday, was making his first appearance... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Troops in Afghanistan-900] U.S. troops meet in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan during the spring of 2016. The debt we owe to our brave men and women serving in Afghanistan can never be repaid. Thank you so much to these warriors and their... more »

‘Nessie’ Found At Bottom Of Scottish Loch

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
After years of searching and years of trying to fathom the Loch Ness monster mystery, a surprising discovery was made this week – in the form of a decades-old, nine metre (30 foot) movie prop of the fabled Scottish monster ‘Nessie’. The model of the monster used in 1970 film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes was discovered at depth of 180 metres. “We have found a monster, but not the one many people might have expected,” Loch Ness expert Adrian Shine told the BBC News Scotland website. Using sonar imaging, a Norwegian technology company has been sweeping the he 230-meter (755ft) d... more »

F-22s Have Been Deployed To Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron sits alongside an F-15 Eagle at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, on 11 April. The Raptor's arrival marks the second time the US European Command has hosted such a deployment in its area of responsibility. Source: US Air Force *CNN*: *Air Force F-22s deploy to England* (CNN)The U.S. Air Force has deployed its top-of-the-line F-22 fighters to Europe for the second time in a year in a show of commitment to NATO allies, the U.S. European Command announced Monday. F-22 Raptors from 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in the ... more »

The Economy: "Janet Yellen Meets With Obama In Emergency Meetings As Crises Erupt Worldwide"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Janet Yellen Meets With Obama In Emergency * *Meetings As Crises Erupt Worldwide"* by Jeff Berwick "Janet Yellen, Barack Obama, and most other central bankers and finance ministers from around the world are behind closed doors preparing for something. Do you think it is for the good of the people? If so, it’ll be a first. The Credit Suisse Fear Barometer just hit an all-time high as reports circulated through the alternative media that Barack Obama discussed the imposition of martial law when he and Vice President Joe Biden met with Yellen on Monday in an “emergency meeting.” The... more »

An App That Could Effectively Replace The Contraceptive Pill

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist has created an app that is as effective as the oral contraceptive pill for birth control. The app monitors body temperature and gives the green light for sex when the time is right without the burden of an unwanted pregnancy. The contraceptive pill has been around since the 60s giving women their sexual freedom without the fear of a pregnancy. The new app could replace the pill that came with a lot of health warnings, only if one does not forget the time. The Tab reports: But the pill doesn’t work for everyone. Last week, The Tab published an intervi... more »

Syrian Elections For Parliament Denounced By Assad’s Enemies

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Syrians are heading to the polling stations to elect a new parliament as a new round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Geneva. President Assad’s opponents and Western powers have denounced the poll as illegitimate. The US has dismissed out of hand the Syrian poll to elect a new parliament saying it doesn’t reflect “the will of the people.” But in 2005 Washington welcomed voting in neighboring Iraq when the country was also gripped by war. RT reports: Voters on the territories occupied by terrorists can travel to the nearest polling station to cast their votes. Ballot boxes had to be... more »

The Economy: “China Says ‘No Dollars’ For New Yuan”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“China Says ‘No Dollars’ For New Yuan”* by U.S. Reporter “In a shocking move likely to crush the US economy overnight, China is refusing to make its new gold-backed Yuan, convertible from or to US Dollars. The new Yuan will be introduced next Tuesday, April 19.When the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to add the Yuan to the basket of world currencies used for Global Reserves and International Trade, they wanted China to make the Yuan more reliable as a currency. Since then, China has almost un-pegged its Yuan from the Dollar, allowing its value to fluctuate on world market...more »

How the Tea Party Embodies Jefferson’s Political Legacy

Carson Holloway at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Jefferson Memorial - 900] Thomas Jefferson was born 273 years ago today. It is fitting that we should use his birthday not only as an occasion of celebration, expressing our gratitude for his life, but also for reflection, trying to understand his massive contribution...more »

Not Too Big to Fail: Five Behemoth Banks Aren’t Prepared for Crisis, Feds Say

MARCY GORDON at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Banks - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators say five of the biggest banks in the U.S. haven’t worked out strong plans for how they might reshape themselves in case of failure, which could leave them unable to survive without another taxpayer bailout.... more »

Russian Fighter Jets Buzz A U.S. Navy Destroyer In The Baltic Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russia jets make 'simulated attack' passes near U.S. destroyer: U.S.* Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer on April 12 in international waters off Russia, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, describing it as one of the most aggressive acts in recent memory. The flight by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes was so close it created "wake in the water" and was followed by seven passes by Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter taking pictures of the USS Donald Cook, the official said, speaking on condition of anony... more »

U.S. Is Preparing A 'Plan B' To Supply More Powerful Weapons To 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels If The Ceasefire Fails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *US Prepares Plan B To Arm Moderate Rebels In Syria If Ceasefire Fails* The U.S. is preparing a Plan B to supply more powerful weapons to vetted moderate rebel factions in Syria who are fighting the Russia-backed regime, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing U.S. and other officials. The report said CIA and its regional partners have drawn up plans supply the rebel units with weapons systems that would help them to direct attacks towards Syrian regime aircraft and artillery positions. The Journal had reported in February that U.S. President Barack Obama’s se... more »

Syrian Cease-Fire Crumbling As Fighting Escalates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Syria’s Partial Cease-Fire Shows Signs of Crumbling* BEIRUT, Lebanon — A fragile and partial cease-fire in Syria is coming under new strains, with ground clashes and airstrikes intensifying as the government promises a new offensive and prepares to hold controversial parliamentary elections on Wednesday. France, one of the most outspoken international opponents of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, and Iran, his closest ally, both issued warnings that the partial cease-fire, which has lasted far longer than any other and has reduced the daily death toll signifi... more »

Top 3 Causes of the Autism Epidemic and What We Can Do About It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Amy L. Lansky* - What are the causes of the autism epidemic, and can we overcome fear and greed to solve this?

Privileged Harvard Students Making Demands Feel Guilty, But Not Guilty Enough to Quit

Andrew Kloster at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Harvard Law School Sign - 900] Where direct regulation does not change hearts and minds, America's universities have long used indoctrination. At Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, for example, student orientation now includes instruction in "privilege." If you aren't already aware, "privilege" is a term employed... more »

Gardening Products Giant to Stop Selling Insecticide Linked To Bee Deaths

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - A major victory for bees as one of the largest manufactures of garden products makes big changes.

Party Like It's 2016

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
The modern Establishment has been weirdly successful in getting Americans to believe that even though we live in an oligarchy, there's still enough democracy left to make sure that every vote counts. Not this year, though. Two upstart candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, are knocking that supposition for one big loop. Citizen-consumers are discovering that our "democratic" system has very sneaky, fail-safe ways of purging unwanted candidates from its private Duopoly. Of course, the outsiders are not being imprisoned or vaporized as they would be in blatantly totalitarian re... more »

Obama Must Decide Endgame In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
President Barack Obama is meeting his top national security officials at the CIA today to come up with a plan to deprive the Islamic State in Syria of land and power. The endgame in Syria is approaching as the fragile peace talks continue. President Obama must decide to either have a military plan for the total defeat of ISIS in the region, thus giving Kurds more power and angering the Turks, or to maintain the current Status quo. That is empowering Sunnis to rise up against other Sunnis who became radicalized and joined ISIS, to kill Shiites (Alawites), moderate Sunnis, Kurds, Syri... more »

DC court allows part of lawsuit against GW to proceed

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A DC court has denied part of George Washington University’s motion to dismiss a $8 million lawsuit by a biologist who claims his employer mishandled an investigation into his work. Last spring, GW filed a motion to dismiss the case, brought forward by Rakesh Kumar, who has three retractions. A judge has allowed the case to proceed, honoring parts […] The post DC court allows part of lawsuit against GW to proceed appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Civil War in the USA?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
The state of Chicago is dismal. Read it and weep.

Governors Urge Congress to Lift Food Stamp Drug Testing Ban

Connor Wolf at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Food Stamps Sign, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Welfare] Eleven governors urged congressional lawmakers in a letter released Tuesday to support a proposal that would give states the right to drug-test food stamp recipients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the food stamp program in coordination with state... more »

Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Attempt to Take Down Operation Choke Point

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: (L-R) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) walk together after a Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. The senators met in a closed-session in the Old Senate Chamber Wednesday evening to discuss the subjects of filibusters and presidential nominations. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)] Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah plan to introduce a bill today that attempts to unravel the Justice Department's controversial program Operation Choke Point, The Daily Signal has exclusively learned. "U... more »

DC Subway Chief Asks Congress for $300M Annually to Fix ‘Systemic Issues’

Ben Nuckols at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: An R160A E train boards and alights customers at 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Metro subway system in the nation’s capital is plagued by “systemic issues” with maintenance, chronic funding shortfalls and a lack of strong safety oversight, according to testimony submitted to Congress. Two House oversight subcommittees were set... more »

ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER: Einstein's eureka moment!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016Part 2—Isaacson sets the scene:* Just this once, just tell us the truth. Do you understand—if necessary, could you explain—the "mind-blowing" nugget conclusion from Nova's presentation of Albert Einstein's "brilliant thought experiment?" Tell the truth. We all know how to repeat script and cant, formulaics we may have received from academic authority figures. We can all learn how to recite standard bumper stickers. But in the case of the Nova broadcast, could you really explain this conclusion: "Simultaneity, and the flow of time itself, depends on how ... more »

Peabody is broke and Prine is still singing

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago
Mr Peabody is broke. Happy Seventieth John, could you have gotten a sweeter present. *“And Daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County“Down by the Green River where paradise lay?”“Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in askingMister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away”*


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 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 Peabody, World's Largest Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy; 8,300 ... more »

John Prine should write a song about this bankruptcy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Mr Peabody is broke. Happy Seventieth John, could you have gotten a sweeter present. *“And Daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County* *“Down by the Green River where paradise lay?”* *“Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking* *Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away”*

Blogger Defies Court Order And Names Celebrity Threesome

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A political blogger based in Ireland has published the identity of a celebrity involved in a high-profile threesome injunction. The Court of Appeal in London had granted an injunction against naming the famous celebrity in England and Wales. Metro reports: Judges referred to the man involved in the threesome only as ‘PJS’. The man is said to be ‘well-known’ in the entertainment industry, and it’s also been revealed that he is married with young children. His spouse – named as ‘YMA’ – is also famous in the entertainment business. Last night a blogger, based in Ireland but using US se... more »

How The Fight Over Fishing Rights Could Lead To A Naval Confrontation Or Even War In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
14 March 2016: Illegal fishing vessel the MV Viking is blown up in the waters of Tanjung Batumandi, Pangandaran, West JavaAdeng Bustomi/Antara Foto/Reuters *Keith Johnson and Dan De Luce, Foreign Policy:* *Fishing Disputes Could Spark a South China Sea Crisis* *Rivalries in the South China Sea are getting heated over a resource fight. But it’s more about fish than fuel.* The simmering maritime disputes and land grabs in the South China Sea have long been seen as a battle over its potentially vast undersea deposits of oil and natural gas. That’s not quite true: There is a sometimes... more »

Peabody Coal's 40 Year Holocaust for Navajos

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News As Peabody Coal declares bankruptcy, it is important to remember the lives lost to heartbreak, respiratory disease and cancer, the homes that were destroyed, and the aquifer and spring waters that were drained and poisoned. One elderly Navajo man laid down and died from heartbreak when he was relocated.  It was Peabody Coal and its attorney John Boyden that

Russia and China Increase Defense Spending While US Continues Cutting

Justin Johnson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Navy fighter jet - 900] Every year at this time, we see the same kind of headlines: "U.S. biggest military spender in the world." They're all based on the release of the global military spending database, an annual report compiled by the Stockholm International Peace... more »

Financial Whistleblower Claims Panama Papers Was A CIA Operation

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Bradley Birkenfeld is one of the most significant financial whistleblowers of all time, so you might think he’d be cheering on the disclosures in the new Panama Papers leaks. However, Birkenfeld is raising questions about the source of the information that is currently shaking political regimes around the world and believes the hacking of the Panama City-based firm, called Mossack Fonseca, could have been done by the U.S. intelligence agency It’s worth noting that CIA had intimate dealings with Mossack Fonseca Liberty Blitzkrieg reports: – From the CNBC article: Swiss Banker Whistl... more »

Kelebihan dan Kekurangan Yamaha Xabre 150 Lengkap

Blogpangembanbonton at Yaya Blog's - 14 hours ago
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What Will Become Of Iraq’s Hashd When The War is Over?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
There are around fifty different Hashd al-Shaabi groups in Iraq. They have different backgrounds and histories. A major question is what will become of them when the war with the Islamic State is over. Some will be disbanded and their men will return to their homes. Some will be integrated into the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Some however want to become an independent military-political force in the country. Many of the Iranian backed Hashd have made no secret that they wish to make their presence permanent in the country. A spokesman for the organization Ahmed al-Asadi told Al M... more »

Washington Governor Fires Psychiatric Hospital Chief After Escape

RACHEL LA CORTE & MARTHA BELLISLE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - This Nov. 18, 2015, file photo shows a sign near the main entrance of Western State Hospital, the largest psychiatric hospital in the state, in Lakewood, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, fired the head of a the state psychiatric hospital after an accused murderer escaped from the hospital last week. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)] OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday fired the head of a beleaguered state psychiatric hospital after a man who had been charged with murder escaped from the facility last week. The escape w... more »

Maine Peace Walk Update - Oct 11-26

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*Maine Peace Walk in 2014* Yesterday Russell Wray and I did the first drive of the next Maine Peace Walk route. The dates have slightly been adjusted to October 11-26 in order to better accommodate monks and nuns from the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order who will lead the walk. We will begin things on October 11 with a potluck supper hosted by the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island, Maine. The title of the 2016 walk is *Stop the War$ on Mother Earth*. Here is the daily schedule below. We are looking for churches for community suppers and floor sleeping in most of these co... more »

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Now Facing An Impeachment Vote In The National Congress

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Brazil coalition partners 'to vote for Rousseff impeachment'* Two former coalition partners of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff say they will vote for her impeachment over claims she manipulated government accounts. The Progressive Party (PP), which quit the coalition on Tuesday, says most of its 47 MPs would vote for the impeachment. The Republican Party (PRB) said its 22 members had been told to vote for it. The move comes weeks after the PMDB, the largest party in the the lower house, voted to leave the coalition. Ms Rousseff says her opponents are plotting a "coup". *... more »

BBC Editor Wants To “Help People To Take Collective Action On Climate Change”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Stewgreen http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/collegeofjournalism/entries/69da687a-d722-4921-9dfd-39c7bd078e9e The BBC Academy, which according to Wikipedia is an educational arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation which trains current and prospective broadcasting employees in the skills of the Broadcasting industry, in addition to training the corporation’s own staff and prospects, has this post up: For […]

Peer reviewer stole text for her own dentistry paper, says journal investigation

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Following a “thorough investigation,” the Journal of Conservative Dentistry (JCD) has retracted a paper after concluding that the first author stole the text from another paper when peer reviewing it for a different journal. The JCD decided that the 2013 paper about white spot lesions and inhibiting the growth of the bacteria Streptococcus mutans in the mouth is a “verbatim copy” […] The post Peer reviewer stole text for her own dentistry paper, says journal investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Desperately seeking moderate Muslims

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I’ve been trying to think of something to say about the second and final instalment of Owen Bennett-Jones’s programme about the Deobandis. While the first episode focused on their isolationist attitude and suggested that their religious ideas were less moderate as we had been led to believe, the broadcast aired yesterday on radio 4 was concerned with ... well, I’ll paste in the blurb: “In part two of The Deobandis, the BBC's former Pakistan correspondent Owen Bennett Jones reveals a secret history of Jihadist propagation in Britain. This follows the BBC's discovery of an archive ... more »

Bee-Killing Chemical To Be Phased Out By Major Pesticide Brand

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A top US manufacturer of lawn and garden pesticides said it plans to eliminate products containing the neonicotinoid class of chemicals, the use of which has been linked to a massive decline in honeybee population. To protect #bees & #pollinators, Ortho (of @MiracleGro) phase out of #Neonics https://t.co/rUHEuhhQi9 pic.twitter.com/J1bceapNrK — Allison Aubrey (@AubreyNPRFood) April 12, 2016 In an announcement on Tuesday, Ortho, a division of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, said that it will cease the use of neonicotinoid (“neonic”) ingredients imidacloprid, clothianidin and dinotefuran b...more »

Those Who Adapt

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The Leap Manifesto appears to be tearing the New Democratic Party apart. But, Tom Walkom writes, it's hardly a radical document. And a number of its recommendations are being advocated or implemented: Like Ottawa and virtually every provincial government, the manifesto calls for investment in clean energy projects. As Ontario has found with its windmill policy, this isn’t always a politically painless process. But except for the manifesto’s suggestion that, (as in Germany and Denmark) such projects be community-controlled, it is hardly novel. In fact, the Trudeau Liberals have alr... more »

World News Briefs -- April 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Surge of clashes in Syria on eve of Geneva peace talks* *Fresh offensive by Assad forces may threaten a truce that has largely held since February.* Syria's landmark ceasefire was threatening to fall apart after a surge of fresh fighting, especially in northern Aleppo province, just as peace talks were set to resume in Geneva on Wednesday. The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, who has said the negotiations will be "crucially important," was in Iran for talks with a key backer of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. This week's round of talks will be the second sin... more »

The New Dems Have A List Of The Next Batch Of Congressional Sell-Outs And Corporate Shills-- Their 2016 Endorsements

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday at this time, we looked at some of the so-called "Democrats" in Congress who are willing to sell out Social Security and Medicare and other programs that make up the safety net. Who *are* these people and why aren't they Republicans? Well, most of them are from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party, the Wall Street-owned New Dems or the shriveled Blue Dog caucus. And yesterday the Blue Dogs announced 9 more congressional candidates running as Democrats, who will be the next in line to vote with the Republicans and betray Democratic Party values and principles at ev... more »

Poll: Two-thirds of British Muslims Would Refuse to Tell Gov’t About a Terror Plot

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Britain Big Ben] A new poll has discovered that two out of three Muslims in Britain would not give the government any information if they knew details about a terror plot. These disturbing poll results seem to indicate the government's counter-terrorism program, named Prevent,... more »

Jean Hanna - Crayon on canvas - memories of Aleppo

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
Jean Hanna studied at the Faculty of Arts in Aleppo, Syria where now there is nothing but a savage corporate battlefield of profit vs patent. Jean paints in a wide range of artistic styles and currently works at Spacetoon TV. His solemn and poignant crayon on canvas works though, they're really special.

Hang Hillary Clinton for genocide

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 15 hours ago
A popular campaign slogan this election season is "Hillary for Prison." I find that profoundly offensive. Prison would be too good for her. Hillary needs to be tried, convicted, and hanged ... for genocide. Here is an extract from one of Hillary's emails made public by Wikileaks: “The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. … The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of ... more »

Israel Did 9-11: Ken O'Keefe Tells Exactly Who Is Responsible For The September 11th, 2001 Attacks

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 16 hours ago
After relaxing on Sunday afternoon and actually catching the end of the Masters Golf Tournament (without falling asleep first...) on Talmudvision, I decided to watch what the LIARS at CBS were going to spew to the American people through their propaganda "news show" called "60 Minutes" about the ridiculous notion that the Saudis were responsible for the September 11th, 2001 "terrorist" attacks on America..... And what I saw was an abomination of true justice and facts in that these liars are claiming that there are some "28 pages" of classified "information" claiming that Saudi Arabi... more »

Water With Unsafe Levels Of Lead Found In Hundreds Of US Schools

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Hundreds of schools across the Unites States have tested positive for unsafe levels of lead in their water over the past three years, according to a new report. RT reports: In fact, 278 schools violated the safety levels for lead created by the Environmental Protection Agency since 2013, the Associated Press reported, citing its analysis of government data. In the past year alone, 64 schools tested for unsafe water. About 90 schools had lead levels in the water that were at least double what the federal government considers acceptable, according to the data. The EPA states that lead... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*White House ‘Fact Sheet’ Says Climate Change Could Kill 27,000 Americans In Summer of 2100* *They know what will happen nearly a century hence? Sheer hubris* In a “fact sheet” issued by the White House in conjunction with a climate change report made public last week, one of the impacts of increasing temperatures is the deaths of thousands of American people over the course of one summer. “Extreme heat can be expected to cause an increase in the number of premature deaths, from thousands to tens of thousands, each summer, which will outpace projected decreases in deaths from ext... more »

Rep. Mark Walker: Liberals Exploiting Bathroom Bill Controversy for Political Gain

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bruce Springsteen] GREENSBORO -- A bathroom bill, a rock star and competing claims of privacy have catapulted North Carolina into the center of a national debate over transgender rights. And Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., says he knows why. The freshman legislator argues... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: Philippines, Vietnam to explore joint patrols in South China Sea - sources* Defense officials from the Philippines and Vietnam will meet this week to explore possible joint exercises and navy patrols, military sources said, shoring up a new alliance between states locked in maritime rows with China. Ties have strengthened between the two Southeast Asian countries as China's assertiveness intensifies with a rapid buildup of man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago, to which Vietnam and the Philippines lay claim. Both states are also on the receiving end of... more »

The BBC are shameless in their bias and bile

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Shock horror an unmarried heterosexual man has sex with an unmarried heterosexual woman. It's nearly as much of a scandal as that a man makes a modest investment and pays his tax correctly. This isn't about reporting news, this is about the BBC promoting the Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson strategy of continual mud-slinging in the hope of discrediting and undermining the democratically elected Conservative government. The BBC appear to have concluded that the David Cameron lead Conservative government are not actually going to do anything to curb them and so they have decided to u...more »

Power Plant In Gaza Forced To Close Due To Fuel Shortage

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A fuel shortage has forced the only power station in the Gaza Strip to shut down as the Palestinian territory suffers from nine years under Israeli siege. An official from the Gaza Energy Ministry, said on Tuesday that the power plant has been closed since Saturday night after it ran out of fuel. Press TV reports: Meanwhile, the United Nations said parts of the coastal sliver have been without power for 20 hours a day, compared to 12 hours previously. Reports blame fuel shortage on the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority ‘s recent removal of fuel tax exemption, demanding that the G... more »

New Study: ‘Sex-Selection Abortion is a Global Problem,’ Including in US

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: NANJING, CHINA - APRIL 12: (CHINA OUT) A girl drinks yogurt at an exchange hall on April 12, 2016 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Chinese shares swung to fall on Tuesday. Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.34% to 3,023.65 points, and Shenzhen Composite Index dropped 0.72% to 10,533.41 points. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)] In advance of a Thursday House hearing on a measure that would ban abortions based on gender, a pro-life group published new research, provided exclusively to The Daily Signal, that suggests that prenatal sex discrimination "occurs globally" an... more »

South Carolina Senators Press Transgender Bathroom Bill, Gov. Nikki Haley Unsupportive

SEANNA ADCOX at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Nikki Haley] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina bill addressing transgender people’s bathroom choices is up for discussion Wednesday, a week after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and state business leaders called the proposal unnecessary. People are expected to pack a Senate hearing... more »

Hillary: Common Core ‘Disastrous,’ But Don’t Give Up Yet

Blake Neff at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at the Knoxville School District Administration Office, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Knoxville, Iowa.] In a new in-depth policy interview, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Common Core's overall rollout has been "disastrous" but schools and parents shouldn't give up on it, and shouldn't allow kids to opt out of standardized tests. Clinton said... more »

Judge Rules Against Couple in China’s First Same-Sex Case

GERRY SHIH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: China Same Sex Marriage] CHANGSHA, China (AP) -- A judge ruled against a gay couple in China’s first same-sex marriage case that attracted several hundred supporters to the courthouse Wednesday in a landmark moment for the country’s emerging LGBT rights movement. The court in... more »

Syrians Begin Voting for New Parliament, Rubber Stamp for Assad Expected

ALBERT AJI at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Mideast Syria] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrians in government-controlled areas headed to polling stations Wednesday to elect a new 250-member parliament that is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar Assad. Voters began turning up shortly after the stations... more »

Baby Shower Bottle Flowers

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. **#NurseryMusts **#CollectiveBias* With so many friends and sisters-in-law pregnant right now, I have baby showers on the brain. I love creating decor that is not only cute, but will serve as a baby gift after the shower is over. My go-to decor is diaper cakes and roses, but I wanted to create something that was different and just as helpful for a new mom. These *bottle flowers* are so easy to make and bottles are a newborn essential, so you are helping the expectant mom cross... more »

Is Japan's 'Debt Bubble' About To Burst?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph*: *Olivier Blanchard eyes ugly 'end game' for Japan on debt spiral* Japan is heading for a full-blown solvency crisis as the country runs out of local investors and may ultimately be forced to inflate away its debt in a desperate end-game, one of the world’s most influential economists has warned. Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, said zero interest rates have disguised the underlying danger posed by Japan’s public debt, likely to reach 250pc of GDP this year and spiralling upwards on an unsustain... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 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 »

Is There A White House Double Standard When It Comes To Prosecuting Those Responsible For Intelligence Leaks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 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 »

Chapter one and Ted Fujita

Robert Grumbine at More Grumbine Science - 17 hours ago
Dr. Tetsuya Fujita, a.k.a. Ted, a.k.a. Mr Tornado was a meteorologist who spent most of his career at the University of Chicago. When I was in graduate school, I was down the hall from him and a friend (Eric) was one of his students. One day, Eric told me a Ted story. Dr. Fujita held up a book on fluid dynamics (one of the central subjects for studying meteorology) and said to Eric "See this book? I only know chapter one." (maybe it was 'use'. Been a few years.) At the time, I thought it was more than a little exaggerated. And it probably did have a fair amount of exaggeratio... more »

Libyan Unity Government Rejects Deployment Of British Troops

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The head of Libya’s new unity government has turned down the offer of Western troops to help eliminate ISIS in the North African state. The move may come as a shock to some in the British establishment who were expecting a request for UK troops now that the war-ravaged state’s UN-brokered unity government has assembled in Tripoli. RT reports: A UK government source told the Times on Wednesday the request had not materialized. The source felt the force structure being floated – an Italian-led brigade of 6,000 with a 1,000-strong British component – would exacerbate internal division...more »

Navy Secretary Says He Supports Drafting Women, Calls Women in Combat ‘Irreversible’

ELLIOT SPAGAT at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus speaks to Marines regarding women in combat during a speech at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)] CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus had a simple message for 1,500 Marines and sailors: The decision to let women compete for all military combat positions is as irreversible as earlier edicts to integrate blacks and allow... more »

Campaign Lies

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump describes how he was ready to punch a person who rushed the stage during an election rally earlier in the day, as he speaks to a crowd in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016.] If you took all the lies out of political rhetoric, how much would be left? Apparently even less than usual this year. The latest, and perhaps biggest, lie -- thus far -- is that Donald Trump was cheated out of delegates in... more »

Starnes: Bibles are Being Removed From Missing Man Tributes at VA Clinics and Military Bases. Why?

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: POW flag - 900] It really takes a special kind of low-life to desecrate a military display honoring prisoners of war and those missing in action. Over the past several months the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has waged a campaign to have Bibles removed...more »

Washington’s Bureaucracy Strikes Again

Sen. Mike Lee at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] If you want to understand the corruption, deceit and might-makes-right culture at the core of the federal government's dysfunction and disgrace today, look no farther than the two big stories out of Washington last week. On Monday, President Barack Obama's Treasury... more »

Creepy BBC Shows Jimmy Savile’s Child Sex Abuse Victims In CGI Disguise

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The BBC is accused of freaking out the nation after airing a documentary where the child sex abuse victims of celebrity pedophile Jimmy Savile were shown in disguise using computer generated imagery (CGI). The victims had bravely opted to tell their harrowing stories as part of Abused: The Untold Story, which was shown on BBC1 on Monday evening, but the CGI used to disguise them was branded ‘freaky’ and ‘unsettling’ by viewers The Daily Mail reports: But instead of shadowing the participants, or using an actor to portray their words, programme makers opted to conceal their identitie...more »

Ice May be Thawing Between Cruz, GOP Leaders

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Graham - 900] I wouldn’t say that the GOP is falling in love with Ted Cruz, but maybe it’s falling in like. In arguably the most improbable political season of our lifetimes, this fact has to rank high on the list of things... more »

Recalibrating the BBC’s scales – Part II

martin-j at tamplins entire - 17 hours ago
Given its legal obligation to remain impartial, a key feature of the BBC brand of impartiality is its effort to appear impartial. Its starting point, wisely enough, is an appeal to common-sense. Whenever possible, the BBC plays upon the audience’s understanding of even-handedness. To see this let’s return for a moment to domestic politics. One well-established political conception is that of a left and a right wing. Politics is visualised as a horizontal line, stretching from extreme left to extreme right, with all conceivable political viewpoints scattered at one point or another a... more »

Stephen Hawking & Billionaire Investor Unveil Interstellar Travel Plan

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Billionaire Russian philanthropist Yuri Milner with the help of Professor Stephen Hawking and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook are planning to send a tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. The light-propelled ‘nanocraft’ will travel to our closest neighboring star system at 20% the speed of light ‘sailing’ on laser rays. Times of Israel reports: Milner and Hawking are spearheading the “Breakthrough Starshot” team of scientists working on the bold research program to create a fleet of super-compact, ultra-light space vehicles or “nanocraft.” The goal is to send the light-propelled mini-space v... more »

Redacted 9/11 Report Reveals Saudi Involvement At Highest Level

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Co-Chairman of the 9/11 commission Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) took to the airwaves on Sunday, disclosing to the media that 28 pages redacted from the 9/11 Report incriminate high-ranking members of the House of Saud. President Obama is set to declassify the pages that contain the evidence. The Saudis were directly involved in the 9/11 attacks providing support and financial assistance to the hijackers. Sputnik reports: On Tuesday, Graham told the Tampa Bay Times that the White House called him to inform him that 28 redacted pages from the 9/11 Report were going to be declassified and ...more »

Thousands Of Red Crabs Creep Across The Depths Of The Pacific

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Video shows a giant swarm of red crabs clambering over each other on the floor of the Pacific as they migrate to better feeding grounds. A team of scientists captured the phenomenon as they surveyed the ocean floor, more than a thousand feet below the surface in low-oxygen waters, using a manned submersible off the coast of Panama. UPI reports: “When we dove down in the submarine, we noticed the water became murkier as we got closer to the bottom,” Jesus Pineda, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and lead scientist on the recent expedition, explained in a press relea...more »

Czech political elite, TRF beg the U.N., world: call us Czechia

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
The short name Czechia appears in 646 TRF blog posts (Google search). I estimate that 2 million viewers have seen the blog posts with this word but because many readers are regulars, this amounted to about 500,000 distinct persons. Given these numbers, your humble correspondent may very well be the single most intense user – individual user or institutional user – of this English word in the world. There are not too many Czechia-based outlets with a significant global reach so it's actually plausible that TRF has led the promotion of the term even by the overall influence. So I ... more »

Did The U.S. Intelligence Community 'Save' NASA's Space Shuttle?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
NASA *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *The Spies Who Saved the Space Shuttle* *Hidden behind NASA’s public drive into space was a second, shadowy government agency. And without it, the space shuttle might never have flown.* The rush to the Moon wasn’t the only space race during the Cold War. While the United States and the Soviet Union sprinted to get into orbit—and beyond—another contest was proceeding inside the U.S. government, cloaked in secrecy. At the same time that the USA was competing with the USSR to get into the solar system, NASA and the U.S. military were battling each othe... more »

Why Is No One In Washington Concerned That China is Buying-Up Key U.S. Companies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
© Stringer China / Reuters *Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times:* *China Is Buying Up US Companies — Does Anyone Care?* During the late 1980’s, Americans were in a tizzy during the wave of Japanese corporate and real estate acquisitions. Well, here come the Chinese and, in all likelihood, here comes the tizzy. When Americans think of China, here’s what comes to mind: * They’ve taken our jobs (see any Trump speech). * They’ve hacked our government and corporations. * They keep their currency artificially devaluated. * They can’t wait to do business in China. * They can’t wait to visit this b... more »

How China's Dredging Ships Have Upended The Geopolitical Balance In South-East Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Andrew Browne, Wall Street Journal:* *How China Upstaged U.S. With a ‘Great Wall of Sand’* *As verdict nears on Beijing’s territorial claims, Chinese dredging has altered geography of the South China Sea* SHANGHAI—Armed only with a set of revolving teeth, the Tian Jing Hao, Asia’s largest dredger, has pulled off a stunning naval upset. Under the noses of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, this Chinese vessel led a civilian armada that built almost 3,000 acres of land atop submerged reefs in the Spratly Islands, altering a strategic balance that has held since the great naval battles of Wor... more »

The West's Terrorist "Catch and Release" Program

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*April 13, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Virtually every suspect involved in recent Brussels bombing had been tracked, arrested, in custody - either by European security agencies or the agencies of their allies - but inexplicably released and allowed to carry out both the Brussels attack as well as the Paris attack that preceded it. So obvious is this fact, that the Western media itself admits it, but simply dismisses the obvious and deeper implications such facts pose by claiming it is merely systemic incompetence. The Wall Street Journal would admit that the recently arrested "... more »

Greg Hunter, “Clinton Email Server Greatest Intel Disaster in History”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Clinton Email Server Greatest Intel Disaster in History”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Former frontline CIA Officer Scott Uehlinger says Hillary Clinton clearly broke the law with her private unprotected server. Uehlinger explains, “What the Clintons rely on is most Americans don’t really understand the security procedures. So, they can throw up a lot of smoke and mirrors that confuses people and makes them think that this was not so much of a problem. But people in the military and people in the intelligence community understand this better, and certainly it is even worse tha... more »

The Economy: "Something's Wrong: Two More Closed-Door, Expedited Meetings of Federal Reserve”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Two More Closed-Door, Expedited Meetings of Federal Reserve”* by U.S. Reporter "After Monday's expedited, closed-door meeting of the Federal Reserve, Chair Janet Yellen met with Obama and Biden in an extraordinary meeting. Then, the fed called another, "expedited meeting" for Tuesday, April 12 to discuss a "Bank Supervisory Matter" and now, has called yet a THIRD closed-door meeting for Wednesday, 13 April, over "financial markets..." The calling of three, closed-door meetings of the federal reserve Board of Governors and an extraordinary meeting with the President AND Vice-Pres... more »

Endtime psychosis - Thomas Sheridan - Magic, Mythology and Megaliths

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
*how we made the universe* While artist Thomas Sheridan in his recent video (*Magic, Mythology and Megaliths*, featured below) contends that 'the ancient gods and monsters are nothing but representations of natural devastational phenomena' i.e. comets and tsunamis etc. And that's a valid argument. However, this video reinforces Free Planet's current contention that 'mythology' is just a way for The Ancients to remember (geographically) where they live, to their children's children. These 'dream journeys' or 'ancient stories' that we find in aboriginal-indigenous cultures and holy ... more »

This Israeli Air-Force Pilot Landed An F-15 With Only One Wing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty/Business Insider*: *Watch an Israeli air-force pilot land an F-15 with only one wing* The F-15 is an amazing aircraft that was designed to go head-to-head with the Soviet’s MiG-25 and was the top dog for years, most notably during Desert Storm where American and Saudi Eagles took it to the Iraqis in a big way. The F-15 has endured because its design was years ahead of its time, and a great data point behind that fact is the time Israeli pilot Zivi Nedivi landed his jet with only one wing. Nedivi had one of his wings sheared off in a midair collision with an A-4... more »

(100s Including Lee Camp and Cenk Uygur Arrested at Capitol)  Why Have the Dems Failed to Guarantee 2016 Verified Voting?  (Hillary Still Takes Wall St Felons' $$$$$$$?)  Panama Only Tip of Iceberg

One Forgotten Document Casts Embarrassing Light on Krugman’s “Sanders Over the Edge” Column Bernie and the Big Banks Why The Major Media Marginalize Bernie If Americans Elect Hillary President, the One Percent’s Control Will Be Complete_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Hundreds of #DemocracySpring activists chanting "Democracy Is Not For Sale, We're Not Too Old To Go To Jail" Sign reads: "I'm not dead yet. I

Big Mountain cattle return home after seizure

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Big Mountain cattle were brought home after seizure by BIA and Hopi rangers. Breaking News -- Peabody Coal filed for bankruptcy. Now who will pay for the cleanup and damages? Who will give back the lost homes, the lost years and the lost lives of Navajos on Black Mesa? http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/04/13/peabody-energy-coal-chapter-11-bankruptcy/82971246/ .

German hyper-realism - Philipp Weber - oil on canvas

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
for those of you who've been a) following and/or b) sharing my love of classical and modern photorealism, here's yet another new-found (for me) artist, a German photo-realist by the name of Philipp Weber. *Philipp Weber brings his models to life, releasing them from the artificiality and rigidity of the master image, going under their skin, exposing irregularities in apparent perfection and revealing aspirations and great dreams.* [source WEBER]

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram, UN says https://t.co/WlJgwtoaHb pic.twitter.com/Xp2u7RzlQr — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 12, 2016

Can Milner's Starshot reach Alpha Centauri?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
This blog post is all about Yuri Milner's breathtakingly audacious $100 million plan to send a probe to Alpha Centauri. Milner has presented the plan yesterday, exactly 55 years after Gagarin's pioneering flight (good morning, Major Gagarin; Milner was born 7 months later and named Yuri after Gagarin), and famous minds like Dyson and Hawking were assisting him. Mark Zuckerberg should also play a role, probably a financial one. The idea is just a little bit less breathtaking if you think that it's more like than not that the project will fail. But it could very well succeed, too! ... more »

Camp of the Sacred Stone Call to Action

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
CALL TO ACTION April 12. 2016 Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti Camp of the Sacred Stones CANNONBALL, North Dakota -- We the land and water protectors at the Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Oti, or Camp of the Sacred Stones who are standing in defense of Sacred Water in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, have learned that the Army Corp of Engineers has heeded the call of the First Nations

The Israeli Military Wants A Fleet Of Suicide Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Haaretz:* *IDF Interested in Buying Suicide Drones, Israel Aerospace Industries Exec Says* The executive says such drones, which carry grenades, have been sold to foreign armies but would not specify which. The Israel Defense Forces is interested in purchasing suicide drones, an Israel Aerospace Industry executive has said. The aircraft in question, developed by IAI, is a drone capable of carrying grenades or a camera that can be used by army units at the tactical level. The cost of the IAI product, which has been named Rotem, a Hebrew acronym for “attack and suicide drone,” can... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Strait Transit * The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey, foreground, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt, and the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group participate in a strait transit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, March 31, 2016. Navy photo by Seaman Casey J. Hopkins

Iraqis In The Besiege City Of Fallujah Are Facing Mass Starvation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOX*: *90,000 people are trapped in the ISIS-held city of Fallujah — and they’re running out of food* Fallujah was the first major Iraqi city captured by ISIS, initially seized back in January 2014. Today, the western Iraqi city is home to an estimated 90,000 people — who, according to a Friday report, are trapped and facing a serious risk of starvation. And it seems that America's allies in Iraq are at least partly to blame. That's according to Iraq Oil Report, a subscription journalism service that does granular reporting on Iraqi affairs. The story's lead reporter, Jamal Naji... more »

U.S. To Withdraw Some Of Its Troops From Its 'Peacekeeping' Role In The Sinai (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A general view shows Israel's border fence with Egypt's Sinai peninsula (R), as seen from Israel's Negev Desert February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *Reuters:* *U.S. reviewing Sinai peacekeeper mission, looks at automating jobs* The U.S. military said on Tuesday it has formally notified Egypt and Israel that it is reviewing multinational peacekeeping operations in the insurgency-wracked Sinai, including ways to use technology to do the job of some U.S. troops there. U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said using remote surveillance technology could eve... more »

No Republican Is Going To Win The White House In November, But Which One Will Do The Most Severe Damage Down Ballot?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Some say the presidential push that Paul Ryan is making now is actually to set him up for a 2020 run after this year's GOP Dunkirk (see video above, which I found on Donald Trump's Twitter feed yesterday). After all, Bernie would be 80 when he starts his second term and Hillary would be 74. I suppose Ryan could still be presented as a "fresh face," although I suspect 4 years as Speak will tarnish him unredeemable with his own base-- or make him anathema to independents. In recent days, we had far right pundit Charles Krauthammer predicting that the Republican Party would disinteg... more »

Musical Interlude: Poco, “Rose of Cimarron”

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

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