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Thomas Paine

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Monday, April 18, 2016

18 April - Blogs I'm Following

11:45pm MDST

INCONCLUSIVE best UFO sightings

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 minutes ago

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
In Marines' new fitness plan, pullups for women won't be mandatory https://t.co/5VOxvGuhxf — Camp Pendleton (@MCIWPendletonCA) April 18, 2016

Money Monster

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 36 minutes ago
“…I’m telling you THE WHOLE THING IS RIGGED!! They literally control the information” “It is not a computer’s fault. There are human fingerprints all over this…” Follow The Money! *Storyline* In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the ... more »

Whitehouse: Saudi Arabia Funded Al Qaeda on 9/11

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 43 minutes ago
Following threats of economic sanctions against America from the Saudi royal family, the Obama administration have hit back by announcing that the original source of funding for Al Qaeda in the run-up to the 9/11 attacks came from the Saudi regime. The stunning admission follows a serious deterioration in relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, after the Whitehouse announced plans to declassify 28-pages from the 9/11 report that implicates Saudi Arabia as having a role in orchestrating the September 11 attacks. Zerohedge.com reports: As Politico reports, Obama’s deputy nationa... more »

Former US Senate Candidate: Israel Orchestrated The 9/11 Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 43 minutes ago
Former U.S. Senate candidate Mark Dankof has said that he has proof that Israel orchestrated the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., during a television interview with Iranian TV recently. Commenting on the Saudi’s role in supporting the 9/11 attacks, Dankof told the broadcaster that Israel were the chief player in organising the attacks. “When we get to 9/11, there are series of clues and series of explanations that have been provided for us; they really get in the bottom of the fact that it was Israel that was the chief player in calling up 9/11,” he told Press TV on Saturday. Breitbart.co... more »

Future Soldiers Will Be On Hover-Boards

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 45 minutes ago
*Defense Tech*: *Imagine if This Guy on a Hover Board Was a Soldier on a Battlefield* A flying platform able to lift a person as high as 10,000 feet and race over land or water at high speeds could have huge military implications. For one, future airborne troops may not just fall from the sky, they might leap back into the air. The so-called Flyboard Air is still undergoing testing by Zapata Racing of France — the folks who just a few years ago came out with the Flyboard, which allows people to perform incredible over-water acrobatics via a hose and powerful jet stream of water. ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Kiowa Covey* Thirty-two OH-58D Kiowa Warriors conduct a flyover over Fort Bragg, N.C., 2016, during the final stateside flight of the aircraft, April 15, 2016. The aircraft are assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment. The OH-58D has been a mainstay in the area's skies for more than 25 years. DoD photo by Kenneth Kassens

US Patent: Nervous System Manipulation Via Personal Computers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Your television and computer monitor have been able to manipulate your nervous system for at least the last 15 years, according to a US patent. Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors US Patent #6,506,148 says: “Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient...more »

Government Officials Admit To Economic False Flag Operations

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Various government officials have come forward recently and admitted that economic false flag events have been orchestrated by the elite in order to justify economic reforms. Recently, two officials from the International Monetary Fund said they needed the “threat of an imminent financial catastrophe” in order to force Greece into accepting severe austerity. Washingtonsblog.com reports: For example, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Japanese central bank officials admitted that they kept Japan’s economy in a deflationary crisis to promote “structural reform” which would ... more »

Louise Benally Video: Save the Chaco from Fracking

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Save the Chaco Video by Louise Benally in Dineh language https://youtu.be/Gl35u52xO8g

2016's Sorry Batch Of Self-Funders Are All Crooked Conservatives, As Usual

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Money always buys access-- the Trones and you-know-who* A week from tomorrow Maryland's wealthiest wine and beer distributor, David Trone of Total Wine and More, is likely to come in 3rd in a primary contest for the seat in the DC suburbs Chris Van Hollen is giving up to challenge Donna Edwards for the open U.S. Senate seat. Recent polls show progressive and labor champion Jamie Raskin ahead with wealthy lobbyist Kathleen Matthews second and Trone and half a dozen other Democrats battling it out for third. During this cycle Trone has given the DNC $231,500 while his wife June was w... more »

Drones, Lasers, Hypersonic Weapons Will Be The Key Weapon Systems In The Future

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Dayton Daily News*:* Drones, lasers, hypersonic weapons will be ‘game-changers’ * WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Air Force Research Laboratory work on key technologies in hypersonic air vehicles, directed-energy weapons and autonomy, or human-machine teaming, will be “game-changers” in a renewed Pentagon push to counter new threats around the globe, according to a top military commander. Scientists and engineers at Wright-Patterson have developed an unarmed “cruise missile-like vehicle” that reached five times the speed of sound in tests, and have explored pairing drones wit... more »

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “The Story In Your Eyes” ft. The Quartetto Euphoria

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Justin Hayward, “The Story In Your Eyes” ft. The Quartetto Euphoria - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E07uYLMcSoc

NASA Feed Captures ‘Horseshoe UFO’ Before Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
NASA abruptly ended a live ISS stream recently when a horseshoe shaped UFO suddenly appeared on a video that thousands of people were watching. The strange U-shaped object came into view on the horizon of the International Space Station, shortly before NASA cut the transmission. Mirror.co.uk reports: The mysterious UFO was first spotted by Scott Waring of UFO Sightings Daily as he watched the live stream. He then passed the footage on to alien hunter Tyler Glockner who uploaded the video to is YouTube channel secureteam10 . Narrating the video, Tyler said: “When you play this foota...more »

Obama Asks For Putin’s Help In Bringing Peace To Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
President Barack Obama has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help de-escalate the fighting in both Syria and Ukraine. The White House have confirmed that due to the increase in shelling along the front line in eastern Ukraine, along with the Syrian cease-fire nearing complete collapse – the U.S. president made an urgent call to Putin in order to find a solution to the problems. ABC News reports: The Syrian opposition announced it was suspending its participation in United Nations-brokered talks in Geneva, while rebel groups inside Syria declared a major offensive against gov... more »

Ron Paul Bombshell: All US Elections Are Rigged

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Ron Paul has told a national television station that he believes the entire American electoral system to be rigged, in order to keep independent thinkers from taking positions of power. The former Texas congressman said “I see elections as so much of a charade,” adding that elections are rigged and claiming that “so much deceit goes on“. Mintpressnews.com reports: Paul is no stranger to the twisted rules of the American presidential horse race. He ran for the highest office as a Libertarian in 1988, and in 2008 and 2012 as a Republican. He arguably came closest to the nomination in ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“At the top right, large spiral galaxy NGC 1055 joins spiral Messier 77 in this sharp cosmic view toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. The narrowed, dusty appearance of edge-on spiral NGC 1055 contrasts nicely with the face-on view of M77's bright nucleus and spiral arms. Both over 100,000 light-years across, the pair are dominant members of a small galaxy group about 60 million light-years away. *Click image for larger size.* At that estimated distance, M77 is one of the most remote objects in Charles Messier's catalog and is separated from fellow island universe NGC 1055 by at ... more »

Chet Raymo, “At Home In An Infinite Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“At Home In An Infinite Universe”* by Chet Raymo “They are questions that bedeviled thinkers for thousands of years: Is the universe infinite or finite, eternal or of a finite age? It is certainly hard to imagine a universe that extends without limit in every direction, or a universe without a beginning or end. It is equally difficult to imagine a finite universe; what is beyond the edge? Or a beginning or end in time; how can something come from nothing? how can what is cease to be? The problems are so intractable philosophically that their resolution has generally been left to ... more »

The Poet: William Blake, “The Land of Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Land of Dreams”* “Awake, awake my little Boy! Thou wast thy Mother's only joy: Why dost thou weep in thy gentle sleep? Awake! thy Father does thee keep. "O, what land is the Land of Dreams? What are its mountains, and what are its streams? O Father, I saw my Mother there, Among the lillies by waters fair. Among the lambs clothed in white She walked with her Thomas in sweet delight. I wept for joy, like a dove I mourn - O when shall I return again?" Dear child, I also by pleasant streams Have wandered all night in the Land of Dreams; But though calm and warm the waters wide, I co... more »

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give yo... more »

“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Valley of Despair: Seeds of Light”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Even in our darkest times, there are seeds of light within ourselves, we need only call them forward. Anyone who has walked through the valley of despair and come out the other side knows that even in that darkness, seeds of light can be found. Often their tendrils reach out of the gloom and into the daylight alongside the journeyer who emerges from that deep sorrow. When we find ourselves in a place of despair, it can help us to know this, so that we don’t give up. We can stop, take a deep breath, and remind... more »

Putin To Support Palestine’s Efforts For Middle East Settlement

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia intends to fully support Palestine’s efforts in establishing a settlement deal with Israel. Speaking with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbad in Moscow, Putin said that he wishes to lend his support to the Palestinians as they enter tough negotiations with the Israeli regime. “We will support your efforts aimed at making more effective steps needed in order to reach constructive dialogue,” the Russian President said on Monday. Presstv.ir reports: The Russian president also said he would like to talk about regional problems as we... more »

Schools Matter: Riding the 'Turnaround' Merry-Go-Round in the Continuing Assault on Philadelphia Public Schools - Part III

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
North Carolina legislators are moving rapidly to start an Achievement School District even as one fails in Tennessee.

Remembering The Chernobyl Disaster 30 Years Later

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*USA Today*:* Chernobyl Disaster 30 Years Later* On April 26, 1986, an explosion destroyed reactor No. 4 at Chernobyl's Vladimir Illyich Lenin Nuclear Power Station in the former Soviet Union. Thirty years later, five million people live on heavily contaminated lands and hundreds of thousands of people are sick or suffering. USA TODAY traveled to this still-scarred area to share stories of those living in the shadow of the world's worst nuclear catastrophe. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I was in China when the Chernobyl disaster hit .... sighhh .... can`t believe its been 30 yea... more »

Dramatic Rescue Amid Rubble Gives Ecuador Hope for Survivors

[image: Ecuador Earthquake] MANTA, Ecuador (AP) -- Rescuers pulled three people out alive Monday after they had been trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center that was flattened by this weekend’s powerful earthquake on Ecuador’s coast. Televised... more »

Report: Department of Veterans Affairs Staff Across Country Put Veterans’ Claims In Shredding Boxes

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 08: Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire after reports of the deaths of 40 patients forced to wait for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital.] The Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general just released a disturbing report, showing that staff at six different regional offices had totally disregarded policy and scheduled documents involved in benefits claims for shredding. For years, there have been allegations of veterans'... more »

Kenya Mess: What's the next step?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*Mountain roads of Taiwan. * Nobody does irony like the KMT. Yesterday KMT legislators warned that.... “We must not let Taiwan descend into a haven for fraudsters, nor see it become a major export of swindlers to the world,” she said. “The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the New Power Party have been shouting empty slogans about human rights and jurisdiction, but in the end, it is our society that pays a huge price,” she said. Yes, we must not let Taiwan become a haven for fraudsters, like it was for those guys connected to the old Green Gang in 1949. As a friend noted, it's... more »

Russia And China See The Deployment Of U.S. Missile Systems In Asia As A Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors are launched during a successful intercept test on Sept. 10, 2013, at an unspecified location. (Defense Department photo) *Sputnik*: *Planned US Missile Defense Units in Asia-Pacific Threaten China, Russia* *Russia sees the deployment of the US missile defense system units in the Asia-Pacific region as threat.* MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The planned deployment of units of the US missile defense system in the Asia-Pacific region poses a threat to China and Russia and undermines global security, Russian Deputy Defense Minister An... more »

Half of France’s Military Patrol the Streets to Prevent Another Terror Attack

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, Storm] The streets of Paris are flooded with thousands of soldiers as half the French military is deployed to protect the country from further terrorist attacks. French President Francois Hollande immediately put the country in a state of emergency after the... more »

Very Important Health News: Disturbing Report By Researchers Finally Confirms That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
I have been in periodic pitched battles with some trolls that have come in and tried to spew their lies and false rhetoric every time I post an article showing the TRUTH about Cancer and how the entire "disease" is absolutely nothing of the sort.... It seems that some persons who absolutely does not want people to find out that they have all been lied to about Cancer, and that the "treatments" are absolutely the worse therapy possible for anyone who gets this "disease", have been trying their utmost to shut me down and shut me up about Cancer itself..... But again, I will not publi... more »

Where do we really stand on ‘climate change’?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
An atmosperic physicist from MIT explains. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

The Real Clinton Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates. This episode chronicles the Clinton's rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world's biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive "Hillary Doctrine" while Secretary of State. Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she's the US Empire's choice for its next CEO.


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

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

China Publicly Lands A Military Aircraft On A Disputed Island In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC State media says China lands first military plane on Spratlys reef @AFP pic.twitter.com/5fyvUg2MsZ — AFPgraphics (@AFPgraphics) April 18, 2016 *BBC*: *China lands military plane on disputed South China Sea reef* China has landed a military aircraft on one of its manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea. It is thought to be the first time China's military has publicly admitted to landing a plane on the artificial island, known as Fiery Cross Reef. State media said the plane evacuated three injured workers from the reef. China and several of its neighbours are l... more »

Test Of Survival Skills: Is Your Worldview Adaptable? Does It Need To Be?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-by emorej a Hong Kong* *QUESTION:* How many of the following did you predict? 1. USSR splintering-- to the shock of every stripe of Communist & anti-Communist. 2. China’s billon+ population discarding the substance of Communist ideology. 3. Wall St.’s house-of-cards freefalling -- & its post-rescue rebuilding with bigger cards. 4. Climate tipping twice as fast as consensus predictions. 5. Refugees from Syria’s small population triggering unmanageable political dominoes. 6. Jeb Bush’s billion dollars buying only serial humiliation by political Lilliputians. 7. Outpolling of ... more »

Clinton, Trump Seek to Quiet Critics in New York Primaries

JULIE PACE & JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Clinton and Trump - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- From a car wash in Queens to a hockey arena in Buffalo, both parties’ presidential candidates spread out across New York Monday in a final quest for votes, a surreal scene for a state that hasn’t... more »

Geopolitics: "Putin Orders Russian Troops To Seal Border Between Syria and Turkey"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Putin Orders Russian Troops To Seal Border Between Syria and Turkey"* Post by U.S. Reporter "In a shocking move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops inside Syria, to seal the Syrian border with Turkey. This is going to cause HUGE trouble. Turkey has been profiting by allowing oil, stolen from Syria by ISIS terrorists, to be smuggled into Turkey via convoys of oil tanker trucks. Once the tankers arrive in Turkey, the oil is slightly refined, re-packaged to look legitimate, then sold cheap on the open market. This theft and smuggling nets ISIS about $100 Mi... more »

A Decade of Military Exports to Saudi Arabia 2003-2013

Alison at Creekside - 4 hours ago
Appalled at both the size of the new military contract with Saudi Arabia and the Libs ham-fisted defence of it, Canadians have been pretty focussed on those weaponized LAVs. Yet we have been supplying the Kingdom with Item 2-10 - aircraft, drones, and components "specially designed or modified for military use" - continuously since 2004 when a $900K start-up contract was followed up in 2005 with a $10M contract. Was this longterm contract also enacted as "a matter of principle" or does it fall more into the "if we don't someone else will jobsjobsjobs" category? Data collected fr... more »

Kobe Bryant’s ‘Bag Of Air’ Reaches $15,000 On Ebay

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A bag purporting to contain air from Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game reached a bid of $15,000 on an eBay auction. Kobe Bryant played his last game of a 20-year NBA career on Thursday helping the Lakers beat the Jazz 101-96. Kobe scored 60 points and a career high record of 50 field goal attempts. The Daily Dot reports: But if you weren’t at the game, there is still a chance to breathe the rarified air that Bryant exhaled during his finale. No, literally. You can buy and then breathe the air. Air from Kobe’s last game for sale on eBay. 😀 pic.twitter.com/AqkJ6GyJUN — Powers Autographs ... more »

"Never, Never..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be 'unseen'. There's no 'going back' to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist... why would you want to?" - Dave Sim "To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, ... more »

The Funniest Thing in the War of Terror So Far

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
EXCLUSIVE: ‘IRA and ISIS working together to launch CAR BOMB CAMPAIGN on Britain’ http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/661374/IRA-and-ISIS-working-together-to-launch-CAR-BOMB-CAMPAIGN-on-Britain *The IRA and ISIS are working together, according to UKIP's Northern Irish leader* David McNarry, the chair of the Northern Irish branch of Ukip, revealed to Express.co.uk a growing partnership between the two terrorist groups in Ireland which he labelled "extremely worrying." He said: "I’ve spoken to security people, some old timers. What they were most interested in was how ISIS was develop... more »

This Secular Psychologist Emptied Out This Massive Convent Long Before Katy Perry Bought It for Herself

John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Katie Perry] There’s a lovely little complex in Los Angeles that used to be a convent, and the story of how it was emptied of nuns by foolish leaders following trendy secular ideas is a cautionary tale for every Christian. Deeded to... more »

April 18:"National NDP Should Heed Cardy...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Armchair Socialism Won't Fly." Wow! I saw that headline on Norbert Cunningham's column and thought, oh, I can have fun with this. But no such luck. Norbert not only doesn't know what he's talking about; he doesn't even know the meaning of capitalist, socialist or pragmatic. In fact, his column is nothing but and ignorant rant and second-hand drivel. For openers, Norbie, capitalist does NOT mean someone who avoids taxes by putting his money in a tax haven. And it does NOT mean someone who spends his life sucking at the government teat for bailouts, interest-free loans, and other ... more »

Yemen Peace Talks Have Been Postponed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters*: *Yemen peace talks delayed by fighting despite announced truce* Talks to end a civil war and Saudi-led intervention in Yemen will not begin on Monday as planned, the warring sides said as fighting persisted despite an announced ceasefire. Delegations representing Yemen's Houthi group and the party of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh - Saudi Arabia's main antagonists - have yet to head to Kuwait for the peace talks, citing heavy combat and Saudi-led air operations. "There's no point in going to Kuwait if there's no respect for the ceasefire,... more »

Good Morning America: Ted Cruz Fields a Question From a Gay Republican About the Man and His ‘Husband’

Stream Staff at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz2 - 900] Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz sat down with a live audience on Good Morning America Monday, a day ahead of the New York primary, to discuss his position on issues ranging from passing a flat tax to abolishing the IRS. One exchange... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 18 , 2016 ) Overview - Top News For Monday ( 1. Oil After Doha - Geopolitics , Supply & Demand And the View Moving Forward. 2. Refugee Crisis - Key Global Updates To Consider. 3. Libya Political Updates. 4. Greece Updates - Creditor Talks , Collective Actions Against Further Austerity. 5. Odds & Ends - Syria Truce End Called By Syria Armed Opposition , Earthquake Items - Ecuador And Japan , Iraq , Brazil , Saudis & ISIS. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Overview..... Oil Post Doha Meeting Fiasco .... *Christopher Johnson* ‏@chris1reuters 2h 2 hours ago #Saudi #oil minister #Naimi "had no authority to decide on anything" in #Doha - #*Venezuela* http://reut.rs/26b1Os8 *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 3h 3 hours ago Aiming at #Iran, #SaudiArabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mixes #Oil With Politics http://bloom.bg/1Sq5GS0 #DohaTalks Jason Bordoff *Tony Addison* ‏@TonysAngle 5h 5 hours ago 5 questions after collapse of #*DohaTalks* to freeze oil output (inc. would a deal have made any difference?) @humenm http://o... more »

Organization Opens Center in Poland Amid Jewish Revival

VANESSA GERA at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hillel International] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A major Jewish organization opened its first chapter in Poland on Monday, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have been recently fleeing Western European...more »

Bolton: Forget Obama, UK Should Go for Independence and Exit the EU

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: John Bolton, CPAC 2016, Conservative Political Action Conference] Britain should regain its national independence from the European Union, according to former United Nations ambassador John Bolton and former UK cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith. Bolton made the remarks at an event on economic reform held at the American... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Marina Koren, The Atlantic*: *Brazil's Impeachment Battle* *The country's lower house voted Sunday to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, setting the stage for a vote in the Senate.* After months of legal fighting and a weekend of heated debate, the lower house of Brazil’s Congress has voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff over allegations she hid federal budget troubles while campaigning for her second term two years ago. An hours-long voting process ended Sunday night with 344 of the 513 members of the Chamber of Deputies backing impeachment, two votes beyond the ...more »

Future Soldiers Will Be On Hover-Boards

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Defense Tech*: *Imagine if This Guy on a Hover Board Was a Soldier on a Battlefield* A flying platform able to lift a person as high as 10,000 feet and race over land or water at high speeds could have huge military implications. For one, future airborne troops may not just fall from the sky, they might leap back into the air. The so-called Flyboard Air is still undergoing testing by Zapata Racing of France — the folks who just a few years ago came out with the Flyboard, which allows people to perform incredible over-water acrobatics via a hose and powerful jet stream of water. ... more »

Obama Quietly Using Highway Funds to Push Global Warming Policies

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: highway bill] Obama administration officials are about to release regulations that could force states and cities getting federal transportation funding to cut carbon dioxide emissions. White House officials convinced the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a rule forcing fund recipients to... more »

The calculated cruelty of Australia’s offshore detention camps

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
This should surprise no-one: Australia’s offshore detention centres are intended to discourage applications for Australian refugee status. “The conditions of detention at the Manus Island Offshore Processing Centre appeared to be calculated to break the spirit of those detained in the Manus Island Offshore Procession Centre.” So says the affidavit of a Medical Doctor formerly employed there, who “was considerably distressed at what I saw, and I recall thinking that this must be similar to a concentration camp.” (Those opposed to recognising the rights of refugees should realise... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Kiowa Covey* Thirty-two OH-58D Kiowa Warriors conduct a flyover over Fort Bragg, N.C., 2016, during the final stateside flight of the aircraft, April 15, 2016. The aircraft are assigned to the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment. The OH-58D has been a mainstay in the area's skies for more than 25 years. DoD photo by Kenneth Kassens

Breakthrough in Kansas-Missouri Border War

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 7 hours ago
Via @goodjobsfirst, we learned Friday that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback had made a major response to Missouri's proposed jobs truce in the Kansas City region. As regular readers may recall, studies have shown that more than $200 million has been spent moving jobs back and forth across the state border in the Missouri and Kansas counties surrounding Kansas City. This is to create 0 new jobs. Despite this being perhaps the country's second-largest border war after the New York City area, Governors Jay Nixon (D-Missouri) and Brownback (R-Kansas) in December 2012 both told *New York Ti...more »

Scientist Who Found Gluten Sensitivity Now Says it Doesn’t Exist

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Is Monsanto's glyphosate the true cause of sensitivity to glutenous foods?

Syrian Rebels Announce New Battle Against Government Forces

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
In a move that has undermined the ceasefire deal, Syrian rebels declared a new battle against government forces on Monday. Sign of escalating violence is also threatening to derail U.N.-led peace talks. The rebel groups, which included factions fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army and powerful Islamist Ahrar al-Sham, said in a statement they would respond “with force” against any government forces that fired on civilians. Meanwhile, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is preparing to supply Syrian rebels with more powerful weapons should the six week old ceasefire ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 18, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters: **Syria peace talks near collapse as opposition declares pause* Syrian peace talks came close to collapse on Monday, with the mainstream opposition announcing a pause in talks at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, although it agreed to keep its negotiating team in the city. The Western-backed opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said in a letter to rebel fighters that government military advances meant a ceasefire was effectively over and it was calling a postponement in the talks. Rebels, who accuse the government of breaking the ceasefire to try to rec... more »

President Obama And President Putin Have Intense Phone Call On Ukraine And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Reuters/RIA Novosti) *The Hill*: *Obama phones Putin, but doesn't bring up jets buzzing US ship* President Obama spoke by phone on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss a series of thorny international issues. But Obama did not raise the issue of Russian military jets that buzzed a U.S. Navy ship last week in the Baltic Sea. The two leaders had a “rather intense discussion” about the civil war in Syria and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “... more »

9 Charts You Need to See for Tax Day

Romina Boccia at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Filing Taxes,1040 Tax Forms, Income Tax, Refund, Tax Day] Tax Day is here. As Americans all across the country finalize their tax filings, let's take a look at where all those tax dollars go. Here are 9 charts from Heritage's "Federal Budget in Pictures" covering federal spending, taxes, and debt:... more »

Establishment Senators Push GOP Unity Ahead of Conservative Values

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bob Corker] The Senate is often referred to as a "club" -- a term that certainly fits. The nickname was reinforced last week by a behind the scenes account of GOP senators who view their "club" as a pretty exclusive place. Basically, conservative ideas,... more »

Claim: DNC Losing Corporate Sponsors Thanks to Trump

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: US Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump waves after addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016.] The Democratic party is losing corporate sponsors for its convention this summer, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump might be to blame, according to Monday reports. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a critical step in the party picking a... more »

Senior ISIS Operative Killed in US-Kurdish Joint Operation

Robert Burns at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Special Forces Operation, Military Exercise] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and Kurdish officials say their forces carried out a joint assault in northern Iraq that killed an Islamic State leader. The operation was publicly announced Monday by the Kurdish Region Security Council. It identified the targeted... more »

VIDEO Leonard Peltier 'I Will' Clemency Campaign Part 8

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
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Revolution In The Village

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Glick, bad news* *-by David Keith* I taught calculus in college. I really love mathematics. However, the word "Math"-- referred to by the Hillary-bots as #math-- now causes a painful nausea in me. Simply saying that math-- what these folks are too dumb to understand is more simple arithmetic than math-- proves Bernie has no chance at the nomination is silly and should be a dis qualifier for future employment (in the Democratic Party…I’m sure there will be a home for these stooges in the GOP after their Cleveland gun fight or at the Emily’s List Tribunal in the Beltway). A mature... more »

Public school watch: Factors which undermine low-income kids!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016Our dogma is one such factor:* Do teachers sometimes short-change low-income kids by holding "low expectations?" Presumably, yes. Teachers sometimes short-change high-achieving kids the same way, even in leafy suburbs. We have a lot of teachers. They do all sorts of things. That said, teachers can also undermine low-income kids through irrational expectations and unwise academic demands. We'll grant you this—we liberals rarely mention this fact. Dating to time immemorial, we have much preferred the happy-talk scenario, in which low-income kids are secret ge...more »

Israeli Military Theorist: Women in Combat Has Serious Repercussions

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Female Soldiers, Women in Combat, Israel Defense Forces, Military] Israeli military theorist Martin van Creveld pointed out in a recent blog post that although women in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) are lauded as prime, successful examples of females in combat, the reality is they lower the prestige of the... more »

Tax Time: More Than 5M Racing to Get Returns in By Midnight

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: IRS - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Millions of taxpayers were facing a midnight deadline to file their tax returns, while millions of others were asking for a six-month extension. The filing deadline on Monday was delayed three days beyond the traditional April 15... more »

Houston Area Submerged After 16 Inches of Rain in 24 Hours

MICHAEL GRACZYK at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Houston flooding - truck - 900] HOUSTON (AP) -- More than a foot of rain fell Monday in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways, forcing the closure of schools and knocking out power to thousands of residents who were urged... more »

Romney Suggests Cruz Or Kasich Should Drop Out To Stop Donald Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has warned his party that Donald Trump would secure this year’s presidential nomination if both Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich stay in the race after tomorrow’s New York primary. Business Insider Reports: In a preview of his interview with David Gregory for his podcast, “The David Gregory Show,” Romney insisted that stopping Trump depends on whether both Cruz and Kasich continue campaigning. “I think that Mr. Cruz and Mr. Kasich divide the vote, and that makes it easier for Mr. Trump to win the... more »

Ludwig von Mises's 9 Best Tax Quotes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Since the Panama Papers everyone is an expert on tax. Or are they? Here are the nine best quotes from Ludwig von Mises on taxation that suggest ‘maybe not’: 1. "Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists." Source: *Defense, Controls, and Inflation* 2. "If the present tax rates had been in effect from the beginning of [the last] century, many who are millionaires today would live under more modest circumstances. But all those new branches of industry which supply the masses with articles unhear... more »

EAGLE PASS: Native Groups Lead Action Against Dos Republicas Coal Mine

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Native Groups Lead Historic Action Against Dos Republicas Coal Mine By Matt Johnson and Olka Forster Censored News EAGLE PASS, Texas -- Native American Groups gathered for a historic rally and march to protest the open-pit coal strip mine in Eagle Pass, Tex. The protesters called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  to rescind the mine’s permit, halt expansion and protect the

Promotion for BBC News Channel anti-UKIP tweeter

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Well, here's a thing (with a firm tip of the hat to *Biased BBC*)!... Do you remember Jasmine Lawrence (known at the BBC as Jasmine Williams), the BBC News Channel editor who was taken off election duties for the BBC and forced to delete her Twitter feed during the 2014 local elections after tweeting the following to the world (in breach of the BBC's editorial guidelines)?: *#WhyImVotingUkip – to stand up for white, middle class, middle aged men w sexist/racist views, totally under represented in politics today— * *Jasmine Lawrence (@journomummy) May 21, 2014* Well, James Stephenso...more »

Most Censored in Indian Country April 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
O'odham battle the US Border Patrol, militarization and encroachment Censored News through the years The news in Indian country remains censored and distorted, as reporters stay home and plagiarize, and fail to show up to cover news stories. Censored are issues that conflict with the agenda of media owners and the US government. By Brenda Norrell Censored News Censored News has

More U.S. Troops And Apache Helicopters Being Deployed To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN:* *U.S. sending more troops, Apaches to Iraq* (CNN)U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday the United States will send 217 additional troops to Iraq to serve as advisers and trainers. They will also offer aviation support and provide force protection, Carter said, during an unannounced visit to Iraq. The U.S. will additionally provide Army Apache attack helicopters -- something the U.S. had been pushing for months in the face of resistance from the Iraqi government. The new forces, which will raise the U.S. troop presence in Iraq to more than 4,000, will be allo... more »

"Watch The Titanic Sink In Real Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Watch The Titanic Sink In Real Time"* by Ed Mazza "The Titanic struck an iceberg late at night on April 14, 1912, and sank some 2 hours and 40 minutes later, early on the morning of April 15- and thanks to this animated recreation, you can watch the whole thing unfold in real time. This simulation includes the iceberg strike, the ship coasting to a halt in the North Atlantic about 20 minutes later, lifeboats being lowered into the water and even scenes of flooding in the interior corridors. Along with showing the ship sinking in real time, the simulation has captions describing wh... more »

Syria Accuses Israel Of Working With ISIS, Al-Qaeda In Golan Heights

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Syria’s permanent representative to the U.N. and chief government peace negotiator Bashar Jaafari has accused Israel of cooperating with ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorists in the Golan Heights. Ja’afari made the accusation in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent comments that the Golan Heights captured from Syria in 1967 is part and parcel of an ancient Jewish land, historically belonging to the modern state of Israel, and being better off for it. Russia Today reports: Bashar Ja’afari made the accusations after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on S... more »

Dancing Donald Trumps Banned From School Talent Show

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Dancing Donald Trumps - 900] In recent days, we have seen students across the fruited plain suffer near psychotic breaks at the mere mention of the words "Donald Trump." So you can imagine the hysteria that ensued when a trio of gyrating 11-year-olds donned giant... more »

Paul Craig Roberts is just one year younger than me and we both took 4-year degrees from technical universities, mine from Carnegie Tech, his from Georgia Tech. We both took 6 years to get our PhDs, mine in Physics from Brown University, his in Economics from the University of Virginia ...after spending his last year in Oxford. After being a post doc I became a midlevel government employee at the Naval Research Laboratory and Washington, DC, whereas he began as a member of Congressional Staff (also DC) and rose to Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy under Ronald Reagan. At the time I scoffed at Reagan as being a movie actor rather than what it takes to be President of the USA. However, PCR has made the point that Reagan may be the only American President ever to stop a war, rather than start one. And PCR, being an academic had many university appointments and took part in many high-level think tanks, where he met face-to-face all of the neocons that are today pushing for an all-out war with Russia and China …which if it reaches an exchange of nuclear weapons would likely kill us all. For this reason, dear reader, please read my re-post below of PCR’s latest blog and mention it to your friends, because they will never hear of it from the despicable “mainstream media” (who PCR terms “presstitutes”).

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 10 hours ago
------------------------------ *How The American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind’s Hopes For Peace — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ April 18, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. How The American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind’s Hopes For Peace Paul Craig Roberts When Ronald Reagan turned his back on the neoconservatives, fired them, and had some of them prosecuted, his administration was free of their evil influence, and President Reagan negotiated the end of the Cold War with Soviet ... more »

Embedded With The Russian Military In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*DW*: *Embedded in Syria - on the road with the Russian military* The war in Syria is dominating the headlines. But foreign observers do not dare to venture into the country on their own. DW correspondent Juri Rescheto takes a journey through Syria accompanied by Russian troops. It is black, dark and loud. Emergency lights and searchlights are switched off. Cell phones and laptops are prohibited. We are speeding toward the ground, in a steep, winding trajectory. In the end, we land softly as a feather. "The Russians know what they're doing," goes through my mind, and the thought a... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"The Economy: All The Good, And Other, News"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Economy: All The Good, And Other, News"* by CP *"First, all the good news about the economy:* *... Moving right along, the other news:* *"What Did Fed Chairman Yellen Tell Obama?"* by Dr. Ron Paul "This week, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a hastily arranged secret meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. According to the one paragraph statement released by the White House following the meeting, Yellen, Obama, and Biden simply "exchanged notes" about the economy and the progress of financial reform. Because the meeting was held behind clo... more »

Feds should compensate for hypothetical hostile Saudi transactions

LuboÅ¡ Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
The L.A. Times printed a sensible story about the threats by the powerful men in Saudi Arabia who dislike a new bill passed by the U.S. Congress. The bill removes the immunity from some folks – Saudi politicians seem to be the most likely targets – who could be found responsible for some damages on 9/11. Saudi Arabia could sell up to $750 billion in U.S. assets, America was told, and that could be very bad, we're encouraged to believe. Now, I find it a matter of basic justice that the people who demonstrably participated at the preparation of "things like 9/11" must be held respons... more »

CawRANT Events #22

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #22* Its a beautiful Spring Morning on the West Coast and I'm itching to get out into my garden and put it in order for spring planting. The rain was so relentless over the past months it has seriously gone to weed. It's harder to write when the weather is nice and so, if I'm not posting as much...I hope my reader(s) with bear with me and just picture me out in my garden pulling weeds. But right now...it's time for a *RANT!* *First some updates on some Canadian stories I've been following:* Firstly, The Leviathan II capsizing was in the news again last week. App... more »

Who'd be a gay air steward?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
This Mail report http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3545977/Air-France-resumes-flights-Iran-IGNORING-petition-gay-crew-feared-executed-despite-allowing-stewardesses-opt-wearing-headscarf.html is intriguing. 'Air France has resumed flights to Iran after ignoring pleas gay crew who feared they could be executed. A petition launched last week complained that it was 'inconceivable' gay cabin staff should have to travel to a country where homosexuality is illegal. But on Sunday, the airline recommenced flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Tehran - the first since 2008 - havi... more »

New York AG Tried to Cover Up Activist Involvement in Exxon Probe

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: A protester holds a sign outside of the ExxonMobil annual shareholders meeting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center May 28, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. A total of 19 resolutions will be voted on today by shareholders.] Democratic attorneys general met behind the scenes with environmental activists during a meeting to discuss ways to go after oil giant ExxonMobil for allegedly misleading the public about global warming. And then they tried to cover it up. The Daily Caller News Foundation... more »

Fluoride Now Linked to Neurotoxicity Pandemic and Development of the A-Bomb

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Why are they still poisoning public water with this toxic chemical?

Chart: U.S. Produces More Energy Than Ever Before

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: natural gas - 900] America is producing more energy than ever before thanks to a boom in oil and natural gas, according to a Monday report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). American oil production increased by 8 percent and natural gas increased by... more »

Mistakes lead to retraction, correction of cancer papers by pair

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A series of mistakes have caused a pair of cancer researchers based in China to retract one paper and correct another. The retraction stems from a duplication of figures in a paper about the molecular underpinnings of colorectal cancer, which the editor of the journal told us he believed was caused by honest error. The […] The post Mistakes lead to retraction, correction of cancer papers by pair appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Syrian War News Updates -- April 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Syria rebels declare new offensive on government* Several Syrian rebel groups have announced a new offensive against the government in a move they said was a response to ceasefire violations from the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. The groups, which included factions fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army and Ahrar al-Sham, said in a joint statement on Monday that they would respond with force to any army units that fired on civilians in what they called a fresh "battle". The statement was sent to the Reuters news agency by Mohamed Rasheed, a spoke...more »

Volunteers Save Stranded Orca In British Columbia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A young orca that found itself beached on some rocks was saved by a team of volunteers and researchers in Hartley Bay, on the North coast of British Columbia. The volunteers managed to keep the ocra alive by keeping it cool for eight hours until high tide (scroll down for video) According to Minds.com, the group responded to a call from a colleague about the beached orca which had became stranded during low tide: “She cried often, which tore at our hearts, but as the tide came up there were many cheers as this whale was finally free,” said a Facebook post from the group The Cetacean ... more »

A Likely Scenario at the GOP Convention?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*or nonsense? What do you think?* Where I read this is of no importance. Just tell me what you think. Thank you in advance. There will be a first ballot. Sometime in the second ballot, there will be revelations about Ted Cruz about his ineligibility, crimes and adultery. This group of non-Trump conduits of the GOPe will not vote for Mr. Trump, and some of the Trump voters will be blackmailed, and being plants, will defect to "anyone but" on the second ballot. This is where the conditioning will appear, as a candidate is going to appear. It is not going to be anyone who has run ... more »

OPEC's Credibility Takes A Hit With The Collapse Of The Doha Oil Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters:* *Botched Doha deal undermines OPEC credibility, oil prices tumble* SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a meeting by major exporters in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output, leaving the credibility of the OPEC producer cartel in tatters and the world awash with unwanted fuel. Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were blamed for the failure, which revived industry fears that major government-controlled producers will increase their battle for market share by offering ever-steeper discounts. "OPEC's cre... more »

There Are Some Who Want To Impeach Donald Trump After He Is Sworn In As President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
US Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump. (Reuters / Brendan McDermid) *Darren Samuelsohn, Politico:* *Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office?* *It's highly improbable, but law scholars and political junkies are speculating about it.* Doonald Trump isn’t even the Republican nominee yet. But his incendiary rhetoric, most notably about killing the families of terrorists and bringing back torture, has critics on the right and the left discussing the most extreme of countermeasures at an unusually early point in the race. ... more »

UPDATE: The culture of incoherence!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016Looking ahead to next week:* Doggone it. Last Friday, we ran into a bit of a miscalculation. We set out to summarize Walter Isaacson's take on Einstein's famous "thought experiment"—the thought experiment which led to the special theory of relativity. Summarizing Isaacson's presentation took longer than we anticipated. For today, we thought we'd list the key takeaways from his presentation. Isaacson was trying to explain Einstein's thought experiment about the two lightning strikes and the fast-moving train. Last November, Nova reviewed the same material, of... more »

Nestle Water Battle: Warm Springs Tribal Members Speak Out

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
NESTLE WATER BATTLE CONTINUES  Tribal members speak out at City Council meeting By Kayla Godowa-Tufti Censored News CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon -- On Monday April 11 a meeting took place at the Cascade Locks Town Hall and members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs of Oregon arrived on short notice in traditional longhouse dress to fiercely defend the waters of our home,

Britain’s New Libya Plan Shrouded in Secrecy

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
British prime minister David Cameron has come under renewed pressure to reveal details of possible UK military action in Libya after it emerged that a number of British special forces troops had already been operating in the country since January. EU ministers are holding a special meeting on Monday evening to discuss sending police and border forces to the North African country. The British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond also paid an apparent unannounced visit to Tripoli in a show of support for the country’s new UN-backed government. Press TV reports: Some 1,000 British troops m... more »

Is There A Politician In Either Party As Devious As Debt Trap Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Long before she was ever appointed DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was widely considered one of the most dishonest and sleazy players in American politics. Watch, in the video above, how she extolled the virtues of debates... and then refused to answer a question from a reporter about why she is refusing to debate her primary opponent, Tim Canova. She's a reprehensible character who disgraces the entire concept of democratic government. (Please consider contributing to Canova's grassroots campaign to defeat her. Bernie supporters can do it here and Hillary supporters can do i... more »

Disgraced Clinton Donor Got $13M in State Dept. Grants Under Hillary

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Clinton and Yunus - 900] Hillary Clinton's Department of State awarded at least $13 million in grants, contracts and loans to her longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus, despite his being ousted in 2011 as managing director of the Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank amid... more »

Bernie Sanders Backers Throw Cash At Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: I just had to post this. It is priceless. And not surprising .... the Democrat establishment is up in arms. As one who loves political chaos when it is deserved .... this election season .... with Trump, Cruz, Sanders, Clinton .... it is becoming a classic.

IRS Demands Your Money, But Won’t Answer Phone Calls for Tax Filing Help

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: waiting on the phone] Internal Revenue Service officials are quick to take your money, but don't expect help filing tax returns when you need it. Taxpayers calling the IRS for filing help likely waited long periods before receiving assistance -- that is, if their... more »

US Congress Threatens To Seize Saudi Assets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Headlines that have recently hit the media say that the Saudis are threatening to sell off assets worth hundreds of billions of US dollars if the congress passes the 9/11 report. But according to a report by Moon of Alabama, it is not the Saudis who are making threats, it’s actually congress who are threatening to seize Saudi U.S. assets: It is the U.S. Congress that is threatening to lift the immunity of nation states in front of U.S. courts: The Senate bill is intended to make clear that the immunity given to foreign nations under the law should not apply in cases where nations a... more »

Are America's Allies Deserting President Obama?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Andrew Kelly/Reuters *Greg Jaffe and Griff Witte, Washington Post*: *A cold-eyed view of allies has left Obama with few overseas friends* For someone who preaches the importance of diplomacy and outreach, even to longtime enemies, President Obama can be awfully tough on his friends. In recent months, he has offended most of the United States’ Persian Gulf allies. “All I need in the Middle East is a few smart autocrats,” he joked privately, according to a recent profile in the Atlantic magazine. Publicly, he has said he “weeps” for Saudi and Kuwaiti children. The United States’ Eur... more »

KIPP Hands Agassi's Real Estate Company Million Dollar Profit on Building

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
While KIPP was building up its enrollment at KIPP Philadelphia, it was paying rent with public dollars to Andre Agassi's real estate company, which was renovating the building. When the renovation is completed, KIPP will buy the building from Turner-Agassi Charter School Investment Fund for $9.2 million, which will provide Agassi's investors over 9 percent return on their investments. This is a 9 percent return without risk. Wonder why charters are big business? Meanwhile, one of the KIPP franchises in Memphis has raised a little over four thousand dollars for a library (minus li... more »

"Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes Are Watching Every Move You Make"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Saint or Sinner, Government Eyes* * Are Watching Every Move You Make"* by John W. Whitehead "The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what [government officials] do: that's why they re called public servants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we re called private individuals. This dynamic - the hallmark of a healthy and free society - has been radically reversed. Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less abo...more »

"The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses To Release Her Wall Street Transcripts"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses To Release Her Wall Street Transcripts"* by Mike Krieger “It was pretty glowing about us,” one person who watched the event said. “It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a rah-rah speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.” – From the post: "What Clinton Said in Her Speeches – “She Sounded More Like a Goldman Sachs Managing Director” We’ve seen bits and pieces emerge from Hillary Clinton’s infamous $225,000 speech to Goldman Sachs in October 2013, but an article published by the Huffingt...more »

Israeli Police: Explosion on Jerusalem Bus ‘Terror Attack’

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bus explosion - 900] JERUSALEM (AP) -- A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a “terror attack,” raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago.... more »

U.S. to Send More Troops, Apache Helicopters, to Iraq’s Front Lines

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives Monday, April 18, 2016, in Baghdad and is greeted by Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, top U.S. Commander for the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Baldor)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in... more »

Plant scientist Voinnet’s correction count grows to 22

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
We have found another correction for high-profile plant scientist Olivier Voinnet, bringing his total count to 22. Voinnet, who works at ETH Zurich, also has seven retractions, a funding ban, and a revoked award. Voinnet’s most recent corrections involve problems with figures; the same issue is cited in this latest correction notice, for “Competition for XPO5 binding between Dicer mRNA, […] The post Plant scientist Voinnet’s correction count grows to 22 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Sleeping beauty: attempts for peace between thirders and halfers are inconsistent

LuboÅ¡ Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
At the end of March, the Quanta Magazine, by its article Why Sleeping Beauty Is Lost in Time (by Pradeep Mutalik), has joined those who argue that both widespread answers to the Sleeping Beauty problem, \(P=1/2\) and \(P=1/3\), are correct and they answer two different questions. The halfers (such as your humble correspondent) do care about the "background" of events while the thirders (which includes fans of the radical anthropic principle and Boltzmann Brains) don't. Such a reconciliation could sound "nice" except for one problem. The "framework" that implies \(P=1/3\) just can'... more »

Something Strage is Going on at Fukushima Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
I'm not sure what is going on but there are bolts of light that are moving diagonally upwards from off-screen on cam 1 and there is a police car with its lights on at the Futaba intersection. It was difficult to get screenshots but I was able to capture a few. They don't reflect the extent of these bolts of light, their energetic movement or directionality. The lines were moving Diagonally upwarrds like laser beams. They capture your attention. The screen tends to get reddish in the area after the bolts of light go through. The TBS cam is DOWN.

Apocalypse Now – Falling Idols and Spiritual Adversaries

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - In a time of revelation, things come to light that can rock our world.

Millions Poisoned By Arsenic Laced Water In Bangladesh

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Poisonous water is causing a major health crisis in rural Bangladesh. Around 20 million people are suffering from what is being called the largest mass poisoning in history as they continue to drink arsenic-laced water, twenty years after the deadly toxin was discovered in the supply According to human rights watch the local governments have allowed the issue to be pushed to the back-burner, with nepotism and poor governance contributing to the current state of the water in Bangladesh. The Guardian reports: Latest estimates suggest 43,000 people in Bangladesh die each year from arse... more »

Were The 9/11 Attacks Coordinated By CIA And Mossad?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Israeli spy agency Mossad both played crucial roles in the “sophisticated intel operation” that was the 9/11 attacks in New York, according to founder of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth, James Henry Fetzer The “highest levels” of the U.S. government are implicated in covering-up Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks, and the extent of the cover-up went far beyond hiding 28 pages of a congressional report on 9/11 which was released in 2002. Press TV reports: Pointing to investigations by case agents interviewed at the Joint Terrorism Task... more »

After Being Found Alive Afghan Soldiers Are Told That They Have To Return Their 'Burial Money'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Nine of Noor ul-Haq’s 10 children at their home in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. His eldest son, Zia, 23, center, traveled to Kabul to collect what he was wrongly told was his father’s body. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times *New York Times*: *Found Alive, Soldiers Are Told: You Owe Us for Burials* BEHSUD, Afghanistan — The first time Noor ul-Haq died, his Afghan Army outpost was completely cut off by the Taliban on a bleak southern battleground. Hundreds of insurgent fighters swept in, and all that was left for the government to do was ship the corpses home. His wife... more »

UN Report: Civilian Deaths Down In Afghanistan But Casualties Are Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Civilian Casualties in Afghan War Are Unabated in 2016* KABUL, Afghanistan — With nearly 2,000 civilians killed or wounded and more than 80,000 people displaced this year already, the Afghan conflict continues to affect lives in record numbers, the United Nations said on Sunday. The report came as fighting raged across several provinces. For a third day, government forces repelled Taliban attacks across several districts of Kunduz and were trying to prevent the insurgents from taking the provincial capital, as they did in the fall. The United Nations mission in... more »

The Ahmadi, mainstream Muslims and the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The general BBC reaction to Channel 4's *What British Muslims Really Think *has proved that the corporation still has a serious bias problem when it comes to covering these kinds of story. And, yet, as Sue wrote recently, programmes like Owen Bennett-Jones's *The Deobandis *show that the BBC *isn't *a complete monolith in this respect. Zoe Conway's report from Glasgow on this morning's *Today *(from 02:31:47) also struck me as marking another step forward. She looked into mainstream Muslim attitudes towards Ahmadi Muslims (the Ahmadiyya community) in the wake of the murder of sho... more »

Sanders Wants to Let 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] NEW YORK (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is backing legislation that would let Americans sue Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The bill is opposed by the Obama administration. But’s important to families of 9/11 victims, some... more »

What a modern leader looks like

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
[image: trudeau] For those that missed it he understands the basics of quantum physics. Choleric leaders pretend to not understand what they know. Basically let love rule, don't sweat what people want to do, worry about making society work.

Scientific Sainthood Today

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 14 hours ago
The wuwt site has a post on "Three Little Known Scientists Who Changed Our World View of Climate". I was shocked to find the scientists being lauded included Alfred Wegener, the discoverer of past continental drift, and Milutin Milankovitch, who theorized that periodic variations in the Earth's orbit and axial tilt are responsible for ever-repeating, dramatic changes in the "global climate", between global "ice ages" and warm "interglacials". My response: *The fundamental assumptions of all of the earth and life sciences, including continental drift and Milankovitch cycles, have bee... more »

A WEEK IN THE LIFE: Substantive topics need clarification!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016Part 1—How many did Maddow discuss:* On the front page of today's New York Times, a fascinating news report adds a bit of context to a recent debate. The report was written by Farah Stockman. It's her first report since leaving the Boston Globe for the Times. (For better or worse, Stockman really knows how to kiss ascot. We refer to her recent column, "My love letter to Boston," which was published upon her departure from the land of the bean and the cod.) Stockman's front-page news report concerns attitudes about the 1994 crime bill among younger and older...more »

World News Briefs -- April 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Ecuador’s president expects ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll* PEDERNALES, Ecuador — Ecuador’s president predicted Monday a “considerable” rise in the death toll from a massive earthquake whose tally already includes at least 350 lives amid flattened villages along the country’s Pacific coast. President Rafael Correa tried to lift spirits by saying the country will overcome “these very difficult moments” but also added a sobering message that the full extent of Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude quake was still unknown. The death toll would “surely rise, and in a ... more »

Fake Zika Virus Science Back In The News

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
US health officials warned last week that the Zika outbreak could have more of an effect on the United States and called for additional funding to combat the virus. In fact they now want $1.9 billion to fight the “war against Zika”. To back their case, after months of scientific study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that there was now enough evidence to clearly establish that the Zika virus causes microcephaly in the newborn offspring of infected mothers. Their report was published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Jon Rappoport asks is it about... more »

China Aborts 23 Million Per Year as Part of Government Policies That Persist

Reggie Littlejohn at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: China one-child policy] Forced abortion, sterilization and other abuses were still commonly used to enforce China's population control policy through 2015, the U.S. State Department has confirmed. In addition, the number of abortions in China appears to be a staggering 10 million higher than... more »

Security In Iraq Apr 8-14, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Violence remained high in Iraq during the second week of April 2016. That was due to two causes. First, the Iraqi forces continued their march through Anbar, with two lesser operations in Kirkuk and Ninewa. At the same time, the Islamic State appears to be launching a mini-spring offensive. It is nowhere near as large as its previous ones, but there are more attacks than usual. There were 141 incidents from April 8-14, 2016 in Iraq. That was just the same as the previous week when there were 144. Baghdad was the most violent province as usual with 64 incidents, followed by 19 in ... more »

Communications researcher loses two book chapters, investigated for plagiarism

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A researcher who studies how others communicate is struggling with his own communications: Peter J. Schulz has lost two book chapters for misappropriating the work of others, and is under investigation by his university. Although the publisher believes the errors were unintentional, the retractions have prompted it to stop selling the books altogether. Schulz now has a total of […] The post Communications researcher loses two book chapters, investigated for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Edward Lin, a native of Taiwan, speaks about his path to American citizenship at a naturalization ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 3, 2008. SARAH MURPHY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Washington Times*: *Officials fear accused Navy spy Edward Lin told China about U.S. reconnaissance aircraft* A Navy officer has spent eight months in the brig as a captive of U.S. counterintelligence agents, but to hear officials tell the spy tale, they know few details about what he provided to China’s communist regime or Taiwan's government. To be sure, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Chieh-L... more »

The Greatest City in the World

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
[image: A Toronto Hydro worker installs a wireless hub device at a street light in 2006 for the OneZone project. The Wi-Fi service was initially free, but once subscribers had to pay $30 a month for the service, or $10 a day, or $5 an hour, demand dropped off.] A Toronto Hydro worker installs a wireless hub device at a street light in 2006 for the OneZone project. The Wi-Fi service was initially free, but once subscribers had to pay $30 a month for the service, or $10 a day, or $5 an hour, demand dropped off. Don't confuse greatest with best, although they are not mutually exclusive... more »

NPE Offers Platform (Again) for NEA and AFT

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
This year when Anthony Cody "interviewed" AFT and NEA vice-presidents at the latest NPE talkfest in Raleigh, he only appeared to be the imperious judge looming far above the witnesses. Cody's job was a tough one, in fact: he had to appear skeptical of the official stories being spun by the corporate unions' TURN-supporting officers, while offering opportunities for AFT and NEA to say anything they wanted without being challenged. As you listen to the "interview," you will come to understand why The Union Reform Network loves both of these individuals and why they have been sent int... more »

Some 'curate's egg' BBC coverage

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Fraser Nelson of the *Spectator *has rather hotly called out George Osborne over his "deceptions": *So having established 1) a means of dressing up an increase as a decrease and 2) a bogus conflation of GDP with household income he comes up with his grand deception:- * *‘Britain would be permanently poorer if we left the European Union, to the tune of £4,300 for every household in the county. That’s a fact everyone should think about as they consider how to vote.’ * *It’s not a fact: it’s an invention. * He's not impressed with the Chancellor at all, to put it mildly: *As a Eur... more »

The Fate of Tesla May Hinge on Two Amateur Rare Metal Producers

Chris White at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 1elon-musk-portrait-e1399572239766] Tesla Motors wants mining companies that have never produced highly combustible lithium to provide the electric vehicle maker the material necessary to make its lithium ion battery. A report from Financial Post states that Tesla and two companies, Pure Energy Minerals Limited... more »

Brazil's Lower House Votes To Impeach President Dilma Rousseff -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Congressional vote moves Brazil's Rousseff closer to impeachment* Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff suffered a humiliating loss when the lower house of Congress voted to impeach her on Sunday, leaving her almost certain to be forced from office months before the nation hosts the Olympics. Fireworks lit up the night sky in Brazil's megacities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after the opposition comfortably surpassed the two-thirds majority needed to send Rousseff for trial in the Senate on charges of manipulating budget accounts. The floor of the lower house w... more »

Japan: Two Aftershocks One Measuring 5.3 Shake Kumamoto

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Two aftershocks, one measuring a magnitude of 5.3 have hit Kumamoto prefecture in Japan, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) The aftershocks followed just days after two deadly earthquakes struck the region, killing at least 42 and injuring more than 1,000 others. RT reports: A tsunami warning has not been issued, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The aftershocks measured 3.9 and 3.4 on the Japanese scale, according to the country’s Meteorological Agency. Each had a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The US Geological Survey (USGS) put the first aftershock at a magnitude ... more »

Police seizure of penis swab legitimate incident of arrest

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago
*R. v. M.T*. 2016 NUCJ 09: [42] The common law has long permitted the warrantless seizure from a suspect of fingerprints, swabs for gunshot residue, and finger nail scrapings as incident to a lawful arrest. Save for the fact that a penile swab requires exposure of the genital area, there is little to distinguish that procedure from the others I have just mentioned. The taking of a penile swab is a quick procedure, the body is not penetrated so there is no interference with bodily integrity, and very little force is applied. If the swab is taken in private in conformity with Go... more »

CET Temperature Trends In April

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Continuing on from my earlier post on CET temperature trends. If we look at seasonal trends, we find that the largest increases in maximum temperatures have come in spring and autumn. Much smaller ones have occurred in summer, and winter trends have changed little at all. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/actualmonthly If […]

Hillary And The Damage Done... In Down Ballot Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Is it fair to point out that Hillary used anti-gay demonology as a tool to reach her goals? You be the judge by watching the video of her above sticking to her conservative principles and keeping in mind what she told an NPR audience just before she turned 50: "I feel like my political beliefs are rooted in the conservatism that I was raised with... I'm very proud that I was a Goldwater Girl." Ever since Bernie started raising money for 3 outstanding progressive women running for Congress-- Zephyr Teachout (NY), Lucy Flores (NV) and Pramila Jayapal (WA)-- he Hill-bots have been o... more »

California's Poison Wines

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
A study has revealed that 10 popular California wines contain traces of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed-killer Roundup. Even organic wines were affected. RT America’s Brigida Santos joins Simone Del Rosario to break the study down.

Iran Unveils Their Own Home-Made Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Tiam tank unveiled on 13 April along with the Bahman seen in background. Source: IRNA *IHS Jane's 360:* *Iran unveils Tiam tank* *The Iranian Ground Forces revealed new vehicles on 13 April including the Tiam tank, which appears to be a fusion of US and Chinese tanks.* The Tiam's hull is that of a M47M, a variant of the US M47 that uses the engine from the M60A1 tank. The M47M was produced in Iran from the early 1970s and Iran unveiled a modified version called the Sabalan in April 2014. The Sabalan was armed with what looked like a 105 mm L7-type rifled gun instead of the ori... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Now it’s war on the wiggas* *Cultural appropriation is re-racialising campus life* Forget frat boys, transphobic feminists and Twitter trolls — the latest victims of modern PC madness are the wiggas. Those well-bred kids who like to don a do-rag, blast Fetty Wap and, worst of all, grow dreadlocks have been getting it both barrels of late. Canadian popster Justin Bieber has recently found himself in the firing line. After unveiling his new dreaded fringe at the IHeartRadio awards last week, he’s been accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ – the mortal modern crime of daring to stray... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
* Socialism at work in Venezuela* *First no toilet paper, now no phones and TV: Cash-strapped Venezuela faces yet more shortages in day-to-day basics. Other countries with little or no oil provide well for their people so blaming Venezuela's problems on the oil price is just an evasion. It is brainless government attempts to keep prices low that have caused the shortages* Venezuela faces yet more shortages in day-to-day basics as the global drop in oil prices causes a cash crisis in the country. People in the South American nation have already suffered daily, unscheduled water ... more »

In Praise Of The Supreme Court

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Last week, The Supreme Court issued three more landmark decisions. The first two decisions struck down more of Stephen Harper's tough on crime agenda. Tom Walkom writes: On Friday, the court unanimously swept aside provisions of the former Conservative government’s Truth in Sentencing Act that limited a judge’s ability to give credit for time served in pretrial detention. In a second decision that same day, the majority struck down another Conservative law that required a minimum sentence of at least one year for previously convicted drug traffickers. In both cases, the top court... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Pity the Warmists: "Powerfully Cold La Niña" Coming At Us Like An Express Train …Could Set A New Record!* *Schneefan (snow fan) at German climate science critical site wobleibtdieerderwaemung.de here presents the latest analysis of the current ENSO, which shows a powerful La Niña in the works* Based on an array of data, Schneefan tells readers to expect a La Niña already early in the second half of this year and that there are signs it may turn into a Super La Nina – one that could persist until part way into 2018. The consequence, he writes: "With a delay of 4 to 5 months, glob...more »

Poll: Americans Angry at Federal Government, Happy at Home

TAMMY WEBBER & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: neighborhood] CHICAGO (AP) -- All that talk of an angry America? An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that most Americans are happy with their friends and family, feel good about their finances and are more or less content at work. It’s government,... more »

Fighting Christians, the Tomb of Jesus, and a Relationship Miracle

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: The edicule containing the Tomb of Christ, with doors closed while sacristans work inside.] The shrine around the tomb where the crucified Body of the Savior of the world was laid to rest has been falling into dangerous disrepair for many decades. It could collapse at any minute. How could Christians let such an... more »

Military Photo of the Day: April 18, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Soldiers-900] U.S. Army soldiers conduct a training exercise at Fort Polk in Louisiana on Apr. 10, 2016. Thank you to these brave soldiers for their service to our nation.

First Production Models Of Russia's T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank Will be Starting In 2017.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Russia's Dangerous T-14 Armata Tank: Ready for War Next Year?* The Russian Ground Forces are set to take delivery of the first production models of the T-14 Armata main battle tank starting in 2017. The Russian army has taken delivery of twenty pre-production version of the tank for operational testing—which is currently under way just outside Moscow at Kubinka. The first operational T-14 unit is likely to be stood up in Siberia with a unit that performed particularly well during the invasion of Crimea according to a source. “Test of the Armat... more »

U.S. Vows To Respond 'Strongly' In The Event Of Another North Korean Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A Central Committee meeting is held to mark the 104th birth anniversary of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), April 14, 2016. *Reuters*: *U.S. pledges 'strong response' in event of another North Korean nuclear test* The United States will respond strongly in the case of a further North Korean nuclear test, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, days after the North's failure to launch what the United States believes was an intermediate-range ballistic missile. North Korea condu... more »

This Is Why The Iraqi City of Mosul Will Not Be Liberated From The Islamic State Under President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Jackson Diehl, Washington Post*: *The saddest piece of Barack Obama’s legacy* Shortly after the fall of Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, to the Islamic State in June 2014, a delegation of senior officials from Iraqi Kurdistan visited Washington with a troubling question: From where, they asked, would the force come to retake the city? The Iraqi army was too shattered, and the Kurds were too weak, and outside powers such as Turkey and the United States were unwilling to commit ground forces. A lot has happened in the nearly two years since then. Among other things, the Obama ad... more »

Can The A-10 Be Replaced?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A-10 Thunderbolt II. NORTHROP GRUMMAN. *Motley Fool: **Who Will Replace the A-10 Warthog?* About a half-dozen companies think (or hope) they know the answer. *The A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog is "the only airplane in the Air Force specifically designed for close air support."* -- CNN *"The A-10 is the best CAS platform mankind has ever designed."* -- Foxtrotalpha *It's "an unstoppable commercial Learjet with a full-automatic cannon in its nose and an iron bathtub surrounding the cockpit."* -- Mother Jones And now the Air Force wants to replace it. *Retire and replace? Or replace, ... more »

A Look At Why The Russian Islandar Missile Is An Effective Weapon (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*RT:* *Bunker reduced to smoking hole from 200km: Russia shows Iskander missile launch (VIDEO)* The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of the Iskander-M tactical missile launcher test-firing a cruise rocket. The footage was shot during an exercise at the Kapustin Yar rocket test range in the Astrakhan region on Friday last week, the ministry said in a statement. “The site of a simulated underground enemy command point, located some 200km from the launch position, was turned into a smoking hole,” the ministry said, describing the result of the strike shown on the video.... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Ecuador quake toll at 272, 'certain to rise' https://t.co/qiHctdzyGX pic.twitter.com/jdBlbPXCN7 — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 18, 2016


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
I have to say, I listened to Nick Robinson and Norman Smith's 6.30 am preview of George Osborne's big announcement about the huge economic costs of leaving the EU with growing astonishment. After a very detailed, uncritical exposition of what the Chancellor would say, Nick and Norman began discussing how effective such big 'killer' arguments (as George Osborne's 'Why would you want to be poorer?' question) can be - as Norman said they *were* during the Scottish referendum. And then Norman Smith turned to the Leave side and, putting on a less upbeat tone of voice, gave a very br... more »

The Latest Study on Human - Pet Bonding Says You May Be Under a Spell by Valerie Burke

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
The Latest Study on Human - Pet Bonding Says You May Be Under a Spell By Valerie Burke Green Med Info. 5 April 2015 *Do you melt when you look into your dog’s eyes? Does your cat have you wrapped around her little fuzzy paws? You’re not alone! New science unlocks the mysteries of human-animal bonding and how our animal companions manipulate us into loving them—for our good and theirs.* People have a long history of living and bonding with domesticated animals. A recent genome study concluded that dogs may have been domesticated as far back as 34,000 years ago.[1] Today, our... more »

Nude Donald Trump Painter Flees U.S. Fearing Violence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The artist responsible for the nude painting of Donald Trump, portraying him with small genitals, has fled the U.S. after receiving threats of violence from supporters of the Republican presidential front-runner. News Hub reports: Ilma Gore’s work, ‘Make America Great Again’, is up for sale with a price tag of £1 million (NZ$2.5 million). It’s currently being displayed at the Maddox Gallery in London, after galleries in the US refused to show it due to security concerns. “The reaction, especially in the UK, has been incredibly supportive. Everywhere apart from America has been great... more »

In Quake-Devastated Ecuador, Loss Piles Up Amid the Rubble

ALLEN PANCHANA at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: EL CARMEN, ECUADOR - APRIL 17: Two people look on after an earthquake struck Ecuador on April 17, 2016 in El Carmen, Ecuador. At least 235 people were killed after a 7.8-magnitude quake. (Photo by Edu Leon/LatinContent/Getty Images)] PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (AP) -- It was supposed to be a family reunion to celebrate a young relative’s start of college. But the gathering ended in tragedy when a collapsing building crushed 17-year-old Sayira Quinde, her mother, father and toddler brother... more »

Obama’s First Farewell Tour Starts with Damage Control

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Obama Assuring Allies] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder of this president’s uneven ties to allies,...more »

Justices Hear Dispute Over Obama Immigration Actions

MARK SHERMAN at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments Monday to allow it... more »

US Forces Deliver Aid to Japanese Quake-Hit Areas; 42 dead, 1000+ Injured

MARI YAMAGUCHI, EMILY WANG at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Residents wrap themselves in blankets as they take shelter outside the town hall of Mashiki, near Kumamoto city, southern Japan, after the earthquake early Friday, April 15, 2016. Rescuers in southern Japan were searching for trapped residents in at least two dozen collapsed houses after a powerful 6.5 earthquake struck Thursday evening with a force that knocked out power and water and swept people off their feet.] MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) -- U.S. airlifts were delivering water, bread, ready-to-eat food and other emergency supplies Monday to a remote area of southern Japan stric... more »

Fight Looms After Brazil’s Lower Chamber Approves Impeachment

[image: Anti-government demonstrators burn a Workers Party flag after the lower house of Congress voted to impeach Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The measure now goes to the Senate. Rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget to maintain spending and shore up support. (AP Photo/Joedson Alves)] BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- For the second time in under a quarter century, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to open impeachment proceedings against a democratically elected leader, dealing a devastating blow to Pr... more »

Huge Crack Appears On Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A huge crack running for 100m (328ft) has opened up along a section of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. It was said to be over a metre deep on April 12th and appeared between Bowleaze Cove and Redcliff Point at Preston near Weymouth. People have been urged to stay away from the popular clifftop beauty spot a as the soil is very unstable. This area is well-known for landslips due to its geology of permeable limestone over impermeable clay. The movement has been going on for several years but this latest slip has happened quickly. Strange sounds reports: Thousands of tonnes of earth have... more »

Hong Kong Gets New US-backed Party

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*April 18, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Hong Kong saw the formation of a new "political party," headed by 19 year-old student Joshua Wong - a young man with no experience and no explanation as to who is funding him or backing him politically. The party, called "Demosisto," was described by the BBC in their article, "Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong forms political party," as demanding "self-determination" for Hong Kong - an ambition pushed primarily by US and British interests, not the people of Hong Kong. The BBC would report that: *Mr Wong was a leading figure in the so-... more »

Sometimes it's not the BBC that's guilty

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
The *Daily Mail* has a classic BBC-bashing story today, *Can't hear mumbling actors? You've tuned your set wrong, says TV chief: BBC producer claims viewers are partly to blame for not being able to hear*. The offending 'BBC producer' told Radio 2 listeners: *I actually think a lot of it is people’s televisions, that they’re not tuned necessarily the right way. I don’t know whether it’s bass or tone, or whatever it is, but there is some of that going on.* The *Mail *names the guilty party as "BBC chief Nicola Schindler". Check her out though and it turns out (a) that the *Mail *ha... more »

Oil Price Falls After Qatar Oil Producers’ Meeting Collapses Without Agreement

AP at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Oil Barrels, Toxic Waste, Oil Industry] Crude oil prices have taken a hit from the failure of oil-rich countries to reach an agreement Sunday on freezing production. U.S. crude oil fell $2.20 to $38.16 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down... more »

Down Your Farm, with Mark Mardell

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
The *World at One'*s Twitter feed has been busy promoting part of yesterday's *The World This Weekend. *Three plugs, all with the same message - "Brexit: UK's EU Commissioner warns subsidies for farmers could be cut if Britain leaves" - plus a link, have gone out within the past 24 hours. Of course, they *could *have sent three out with the same picture of cows and the same link but with the message: "Brexit: UK's Farming Minister says idea government would cut farming subsidies if Britain left EU is 'for the birds'". But they didn't. The programme contained interviews with Lord... more »

Bound By ‘Oughts’? God’s Grace Gives Freedom

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: oughteries] Someone once told me he knew why so many Christians look so miserable. "They are all suffering from the hardening of the ‘oughteries’. They never feel they’ve done as much as they ought to have done." I was going to... more »

Roseanne Barr tells it like it is re: BDS

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Wurt3bbYQos I don't agree with Roseanne Barr politically but on the BDS and Israel she is spot on. Do watch the whole video.

The Poet: Henry Austin Dobson, “The Paradox Of Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“The Paradox Of Time”* "Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go; Or else, were this not so, What need to chain the hours, For Youth were always ours? Time goes, you say?- ah no! Ours is the eyes' deceit Of men whose flying feet Lead through some landscape low; We pass, and think we see The earth's fixed surface flee- Alas, Time stays,- we go! Once in the days of old, Your locks were curling gold, And mine had shamed the crow. Now, in the self-same stage, We've reached the silver age; Time goes, you say?- ah no! Once, when my voice was strong, I filled the... more »

Inheritance Tax is easily avoided by the extremely wealthy. They don't even need to hide their wealth offshore, they can do it in plain sight.

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 22 hours ago
In April 2016 the "Panama Papers", a vast document leak revealing offshore tax dodging, reminded us how extremely helpful British law is to the very wealthy around the world.  However, one of the biggest and most exclusive UK tax loopholes of all isn't hidden offshore. It is here in plain sight right in front of you in good old Blighty, and it relates to Inheritance Tax (IHT). We don't

Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, "Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Hans Zimmer, "Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU ○ “In the time of your life, live- so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“NGC 7841 is probably known as the Smoke Nebula, found in the modern constellation of Frustriaus, the frustrated astrophotographer. Only a few light-nanoseconds from planet Earth, The Smoke Nebula is not an expanding supernova remnant along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, though it does look a lot like one. Instead it was created by flash photography of rising smoke. * Click image for larger size.* The apparently rich starfield is actually composed of water droplets sprayed from a plant mister by an astrophotographer grown restless during a recent stretch of cloudy weather in Swe... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Way Things Are"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Way Things Are"* by Chet Raymo "Any global tradition needs to begin with a shared worldview - a culture-independent, globally accepted consensus as to how things are. From my perspective, this part is easy. How things are is, well, how things are: our scientific account of Nature, an account that can be called The Epic of Evolution. The Big Bang, the formation of stars and planets, the origin and evolution of life on this planet, the advent of human consciousness and the resultant evolution of cultures - this is the story, the one story, that has the potential to unite us, b... more »

"Heaven Knows..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that." - E.B. White, in "Charlotte’s Web"

Russia Warns Huge Megaquake About To Rip Through America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Putin has deployed Russian troops in the Eastern Military District to prepare for what could be a series of devastating earthquakes and tsunamis to hit the Kamchatka peninsula over the next two weeks. He has also issued a warning that a much bigger ‘megaquake’ could strike the United States northwestern Pacific Ocean region in the coming weeks too. The deployment was prompted by an “urgent warning” sent to the Security Council over the weekend by scientist Mehran Keshe, who warned that the 5.8 earthquake that struck the Kingdom of Tonga signalled that the Pacific Plate is... more »

Possible Precursor Eruption Detected At Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists have raised the threat level at Alaska’s Cleveland volcano from yellow to orange after detecting a low-level eruption on Saturday morning – sparking fears that the rumble could be a precursor to a bigger eruption. Jessica Larsen, with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, said scientists had not seen evidence for ash in satellite images. KTVA.com reports: “We detected an explosion using infrasound equipment, which basically senses air pressure and it can detect explosions from really far away, like in remote volcanoes like Cleveland,” said Jessica Lar... more »

American Trust In The News Media Is At An All Time Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Chicago Tribune:* *Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.* Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. ... more »

Putin: Russia Warns It Will Restore Istanbul Back To Christianity

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stark warning to the government of Turkey, saying that if they do not leave Syria alone he will restore Istanbul to Christendom. Addressing a delegation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Putin began by reiterating that nothing can severe the alliance Russia has with Ukraine, despite efforts by the ruling junta in Kiev. “Rising neo-Fascism in Ukraine is like the infectious Gangrene which can spread across the European continent , and we, the people of the Russian Federation and descendents of the Soviet Union , we are determined to stop t... more »

US Government Report Admits Poisoning Drinking Water Of Millions

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a shocking report that says drinking water across the United States is being knowingly contaminated with dangerous poisons by the federal government. According to the GAO, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect underground drinking water supplies from oilfield contamination, and been grossly negligent in allowing companies to dump wastewater into aquifers – putting the health of millions of citizens at risk. Offthegridnews.com reports: The report blasts the EPA for its oversight in California, where, since ... more »

Giant ‘Alien’ Sphere Found In Bosnia Baffles Scientists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A very large and unusual ‘alien’ sphere has been discovered on the outskirts of Zavidovici, Bosnia, by archaeologist Semir Osmanagich. According to Osmanagich the rock, which has a radius of between four and five feet, may possibly be over 1,500 years old and could even be “the oldest stone sphere made by human hands“. Yahoo News reports: Like any mysterious sphere uncovered in nature — and there are others — Osmanagich’s is proving divisive. Osmanagich, who also goes by Sam, has been “researching prehistoric stone ball phenomenon for 15 years,” according to a post he wrote on the ... more »

Russian Scientist Unveils Evidence Of Advanced Ancient Civilisation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Is it possible an ancient civilisation capable of shaping stones using advanced power tools existed in the distant past? Could this civilisation have predated all known cultures associated with megalithic sites around the world to this day? According to a Russian researcher the answer is most definitely “yes”: That’s the conclusion of Andrej Sklyarov, a Russian researcher who – like Christopher Dunn – has a background in mechanical engineering and inspected various tool marks and other peculiar features exhibited in stonework currently attributed to cultures who are said to have fab... more »

FBI: Absolutely Nothing Found On San Bernardino’s iPhone

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The FBI have announced that there is absolutely nothing of interest on the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists, two weeks after unlocking the device. The agency had hoped to find information which would have led them to foreign terrorists left on the iPhone 5C belonging to Syed Farook. “For the FBI to competently investigate a mass murder that happened in the United States, we believed we had to use all lawful tools to find out whether there was evidence on that phone that either shed more light on what these two killers had done,” FBI Director James Comey told ... more »

Drone Crashes Into Passenger Jet At London Heathrow

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A busy passenger jet was hit by a drone as it came to land at Heathrow Airport in London on Sunday. The object struck the front of a British Airways (BA) plane flying from Geneva, just after lunchtime. The pilot managed to land the plane and bring all 132 passengers to safety at Heathrow Terminal 5 Mirror.co.uk reports: A Met Police spokesman said they were investigating and no arrests had been made. They refused to say whether or not the incident was terror related. The spokesman said: “At approximately 12:50hrs, on Sunday, 17 April, a pilot on an inbound flight into Heathrow Airp... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Angel Opportunity* The Blue Angels lead solo, Navy Lt. Ryan Chamberlain, and opposing solo, Capt. Jeff Kuss, get into position below performer Rob Holland for a photo opportunity during Wings Over South Texas 2016 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, April 7, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ian Cotter

Drone Strikes Passenger Jet While Pilot Prepared To Land At London's Heathrow Aiport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*:* British Airways Airbus carrying 137 people is struck by a DRONE as pilot prepares to land at Heathrow* * An object hit the front of the plane as it approached Heathrow's Terminal 5 * Pilot aboard flight from Geneva called police to report collision 'with drone' * Police investigation launched but no one arrested as enquiries continue * It's thought item was too small to appear on air traffic control radar screens British Airways Airbus carrying 137 people is struck by a DRONE as pilot prepares to land at Heathrow. An object hit the front of the plane as it approache... more »

Is Bill Clinton's Presence On The Campaign Trail Helping Hillary-- Or Hurting Her?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A day or two ago, Bill Clinton insinuated-- in his snide way-- that Bernie supporters might go on a rampage and shoot every third person on Wall Street, hitting a lot of Clinton attack themes they're always inserting into the zeitgeist about Bernie and his supporters. His wife can't win the presidency-- if the Democrats are stupid enough to nominate her-- without those millions of Bernie supporters... and this kind of attack makes it less likely for more and more of them that they'll take the lesser-of-two-evils bait if she *is* the nominee. Bernie isn't going to support the #Ber... more »

Speeches a Problem? NY Coming Up!  (Dan to Afghan?)  Even Porn Sites Now Boycott NC  (Possibility of a Democratic Wave?)  A World War Has Begun

The speeches themselves are an example. Why any politician with presidential ambitions would get within five miles of the people who wrecked most of the economy and stole the rest of it in the 2000s is its own answer. The reason is that politics is money now, and that's where the easy money is. For myself, I think there isn't a damned thing in any of those speeches that should cause HRC a

Hillary Wants to Experiment with the Lives of Poor Children

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
*Sequester "poor" children in boarding schools?...Again?* by Daun Kauffman @ Lucid Witness Native American students at the boarding school Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pa. in 1884. Hillary Clinton spoke briefly, about a week ago, on a wide range of educational topics with Newsday editors on Long Island. The detailed, public video and transcript are posted HERE. (The “Education” portion of the Newsday video runs from minute 40:40 to minute 51:15). Clinton claimed to support “National Standards” in education and a “Common Core”. She supports “Public Charter ... more »

Are 1,000 British Soldiers About To Be Deployed To Libya To Fight The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *UK could deploy up to 1,000 troops to Libya in bid to fight growing ISIS threat and migrant smuggling crisis* * Defence chiefs will pave the way for British military intervention in Libya * British troops would be part of a 6,000 strong, Italian-led task force * Around 100 British special forces troops are already in Libya helping to protect its current leadership and advising local forces Defence chiefs will pave the way for British military intervention in Libya during high-level talks in Europe in the coming days. Air Vice Marshal Edward Stringer will fly to Rome t... more »

Did The U.S. Cover-Up Saudi Arabia's Role In 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
United Airlines Flight 175 flies low toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center, shortly before slamming into the structure. The north tower burns after an earlier attack by a hijacked airliner in New York City, on September 11, 2001. (Reuters/Sean Adair) *Paul Sperry, New York Post*: *How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11* In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom. That’s quite an ... more »

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Give Up The Golan Heights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg*: *Netanyahu Says Israel Will Never Withdraw From Golan Heights* * Israeli leader marks statement with cabinet meeting on plateau * `Time that the international community recognized reality' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said publicly for the first time that Israel will never pull back from the Golan Heights, the strategic plateau it captured from Syria almost 50 years ago. Underlining the message, Netanyahu made the declaration at a weekly cabinet meeting that he convened at Ma’ale Gamla, a Golan settlement, instead of his office building in Jerusalem. “It is time ... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "A Poet's Voice XV, Part Four""

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Poet's Voice XV, Part Four""* by Kahlil Gibran “You are my brother, but why are you quarreling with me? Why do you invade my country and try to subjugate me for the sake of pleasing those who are seeking glory and authority? Why do you leave your wife and children and follow Death to the distant land for the sake of those who buy glory with your blood, and high honor with your mother's tears? Is it an honor for a man to kill his brother man? If you deem it an honor, let it be an act of worship, and erect a temple to Cain who slew his brother Abel. Is self-preservation the first... more »

As the legal system grapples with overseas gangster crimes, the Minister of Justice produces unprofessional KMT screed

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Stop in. Have a drink.* The Taipei Times reported on the bizarre and revealing complaint of Minister of Justice, which she acknowledged, had been written largely by herself.... A statement issued by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) late on Saturday has further fueled conflict between lawmakers and Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪), with netizens accusing Luo of treating the ministry’s Web site as her personal Facebook page. The netizens were quite right, in their way, but then so was Luo. “As you all know, cross-strait ties are complicated. It is not like the other side [of t... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Proceeding To Impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Have Been Approved

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Brazilian congressmen Siba Machado (centre R, red tie) of the ruling Workers Party, and Vitor Valim (centre L) struggle while arguing during the debate leading up to the vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Nilson Bastian, Brazil's Lower House of Congress/Handout via Reuters *Reuters*: *Brazil's Rousseff loses crucial impeachment vote in Congress* Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a decisive impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end... more »

Iranian President Rouhani Vows To Defend Muslim Countries Against Terrorism And Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters) *i24 News:* *Iran vows to defend Muslim world against Israel as S-300 missile parts unveiled* *Iran vows to protect Muslim countries who "face danger from terrorism or Zionism"* Iran revealed parts of its new Russian-made S-300 missile defense system during its National Army Day parade on Sunday, as President Hassan Rouhani vowed to defend Muslim countries against terrorism and Israel, the Associated Press reports. According to pictures published by the semi-official ISNA news agency, S-300 missile tubes and the radar equipment were sho... more »

A New Nuclear Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Topol-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile.(RIA Novosti / Syisoev) *New York Times*: *Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War* The United States, Russia and China are now aggressively pursuing a new generation of smaller, less destructive nuclear weapons. The buildups threaten to revive a Cold War-era arms race and unsettle the balance of destructive force among nations that has kept the nuclear peace for more than a half-century. It is, in large measure, an old dynamic playing out in new form as an economically declining Russia, a rising Ch... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The What If's..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Only worry about what you absolutely know about,' Mr. Worthington said to me, putting my mind back where it belonged. 'That's the key. Worrying about anything else is just a waste of time and emotion. I know that seems obvious but honestly, the more information you have, the less your imagination can run away with you so the secret is to find out as much as you can about what your particular problem is....and you'll be amazed at how this simplifies things. You no longer have to worry about the what ifs." - Kate Lynch

"The Optimism of Uncertainty"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Optimism of Uncertainty"* by Howard Zinn "In this awful world where the efforts of caring people often pale in comparison to what is done by those who have power, how do I manage to stay involved and seemingly happy? I am totally confident not that the world will get better, but that we should not give up the game before all the cards have been played. The metaphor is deliberate; life is a gamble. Not to play is to foreclose any chance of winning. To play, to act, is to create at least a possibility of changing the world. There is a tendency to think that what we see in the ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Will Hillary's Campaign Survive The Mossack Fonseca Panama Papers Scandal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The very first time I heard about the Mossack Fonseca scandal in Panama, my immediate reaction was, that there with this many elite criminals there are bound to be plenty of Clinton connections. A few days later, we did a post about the contrast between her support for the Panama "free" trade deal which led to the scandal and Bernie's prescient and well documented opposition based on the money laundering Panama is so infamous for. Then came the revelations about the involvement of the crooked lobbying firm closest to the Clintons, the Podesta Group, the head of which, John Podest... more »

Julian Assange

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies

Russian Fighter Jet Barrel Rolls US Plane Over Baltic Sea

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Russian SU-27 fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane, barrel-rolling on top of it over the Baltic Sea, according to the US military. But why is the US flying spy missions off the Russian coast? CNN reports: The incident Thursday occurred when a Russian jet “performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers” as it flew within 50 feet of the U.S. aircraft’s wing tip, Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said in a response to a question from CNN. The Russian Su-27 began the barrel roll from the left side of the U.S. RC-135 and w... more »

Oil Meeting In Doha Collapses After Producers Cannot Agree To Freeze Oil Production.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Major Oil Exporters Fail to Agree on Production Freeze* DOHA, Qatar — Officials from 18 oil-producing nations failed on Sunday to reach a deal to freeze oil production at current levels. The officials, who represented most of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as well as Russia, seemed to head into the meeting full of confidence that a deal to stabilize the oil markets could be reached. Instead, the talks dragged into the evening before Qatar’s energy minister, Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada, told a news conference that the group had been unable t... more »

Make Certain You Arrive at Docking Bay 94 at Least Two Hours Early

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
"We'll leave as soon as you're ready. Docking bay 94." - Han Solo "To ensure you make it to your gate in time, please plan to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight." - TSA It occurs to me that the Evil Galactic Empire isn't too horrible when it comes to port security. Though when one things about it, in the United States airline security was very minimal until the 1970s, which brought metal detectors into use. Again in the 1980s security increased with the Lockerbie bombings, requiring that the only baggage that could be checked in was baggage that accompanied a passenge... more »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff On The Brink Of Being Impeached (Live)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil impeachment backers take strong lead in Congress vote* Supporters of the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took a commanding lead in a ballot in the lower house of Congress on Sunday that could hasten the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's biggest economy. With 272 votes cast, 210 members of Congress had voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment and 62 voted against or abstained. The Datafolha polling group projected Rousseff's defeat. Rousseff's opponents needs votes from 342 of the 513 members of the chamber to sen...more »

Obama Administration to Transfer Nine Guantanamo Terrorists to Saudi Arabia

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 27: U.S. military personnel stand at fenced recreation areas inside the U.S. military prison for 'enemy combatants' on October 27, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Although U.S. President Barack Obama pledged in his first executive order last January to close the infamous prison within a year's time, the government has been struggling to try the accused terrorists and to transfer them out ahead of the deadline. Military officials at the prison point to improved living standards and state of the art medical treatment available to detainees, but the... more »

The Sickening Hypocrisy of Starbucks and Apple

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tim Cook, Apple] She was only 17 years-old when she died. Her father cut out her tongue and burned her alive. What was her crime, and why did this man kill his own daughter in the most horrific imaginable way? He was a... more »

Nuclear Deal Allows Iran’s Special Forces Leader to Travel and Coordinate With Russian Leaders

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Qasem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force of Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC).] The infamous leader of Iran's Quds force flew to Moscow on Friday to discuss furthering military cooperation with Russian military and political leaders. Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was once banned from international travel because his group trains and finances terrorism, is now free... more »

Canadian Prime Minister Awes International Media With Grade-School Knowledge of Physics

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a media availability on the middle class tax cut on December 9, 2015.] The international media fawned over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his supposedly intelligent remarks at a press conference Friday about quantum computing, which according to many outlets, makes him more than "just a pretty face." But in reality, Trudeau seeded... more »

April 17: Pot-pourri

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Ah, Sunday, a day to sleep in without shame. Then, I went through pile of old papers to find one I had forgotten about - though it's kind of important. A small group of Israeli 'businessmen' have, for some time, been buying up large quantities Palestinian land which they sell to Israelis who then use it to creat illegal settlements The paper I discovered is a print-out from Haaretz by Chaim Levinson, dated Feb. 1, 2016. The headline is "Almost all West Bank land deals for illegal settlements forged, investigation finds." It seems that whenever the Israeli government tried to evac... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Uber says gave U.S. agencies data on more than 12 million users Children Carry Out One-Fifth of Boko Haram Suicide Attacks: U.N. Report: DNA from beauty products draws interest of the CIA The Plan to Send Featherweight Robotic Spacecraft to the Nearest Star at One-Fifth of the Speed of Light Hungary Issues Sovereign Bonds Denominated In Yuan: Another Nail In US Reserve Currency Status? Police Unleash Teargas After Massive Migrant Brawl Erupts At Paris Train Station Hundreds detained as Indian caste protest turns violent The 'scariest man on earth' says oil ca... more »

Wisconsin Plans to Appeal Right-to-Work Block

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Right_to_Work_states] The Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to request Monday that a recent court decision to block a statewide right-to-work law be put on hold. Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Foust ruled Apr. 8 that right-to-work is unconstitutional. Wisconsin Attorney General... more »

Iran's Forgotten Kurds Step Up the Struggle- So The Media Promotion Begins

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Flashback August 07/2015*: *P5+1 is a distraction. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border* The seeds of an Iranian destabilization are being sown- All the while the destruction of Turkey by Kurdish forces is on full display, for those with eyes to see. *Briefly:* There is a pattern of moving the destabilization agenda along: Tunisia to Libya, after Egypt, Libya to Syria, Syria to Turkey- Turkey to Iran- Heading eventually towards the Russian border- The situation is fluid, clearly. One occurrence sets up the next one or two, building off of each situation... more »

Did Bible Verse Predict String of Recent Quakes, Volcano, & Foam?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Many people online are engaging in heated debate over a bible verse that some argue is a direct reference to the recent string of violent earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, the subsequent volcano eruption, and even the mysterious “earthquake foam” flooding Japanese streets. The bible verse in question is Psalm 46:3, and reads as follows: …Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad th... more »

Infants Bought And Sold At ‘Baby Farm’ Hospital

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Police have raided a private hospital in central India where unwanted newborns were sold and swapped for £1,000. The babies, born out of rape or wedlock were being delivered at a private hospital and then sold for adoption police said. Metro reports: Two of the babies have now been rescued by police from the 30-bed Palash Hospital in the Gwalior district. Prateek Kumar, from the ASP crime branch, told Times of India: ‘Three others have been sold to childless couples in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh’. Police raided the hospital on Saturday night following a tip off about trafficking... more »

U.S. Military Joins Relief Efforts Following Japan Quake That Killed 41+ and Left 180,000 Homeless

MARI YAMAGUCHI at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: People walk near a fallen tree and house damaged by an earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan Sunday, April 17, 2016. After two nights of earthquakes, flattened houses and triggered major landslides in southern Japan, 91,000 people had evacuated from their homes, according to a Kumamoto prefectural official. (Ryosuke Ozawa/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT] MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) -- Eleven people remained missing Sunday in southern Japan from two powerful earthquakes that killed at least 41 people, as the U.S military announced it was preparing to join ... more »

Bizarre Foam Covers Japanese Streets After Earthquake

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The devastating set of huge earthquakes that struck Japan last week is having an unexplained side effect: copious amounts of a mysterious foam-like substance is covering the streets. According to FOX News: Twitter users began posting photos of the unexplained foam shortly after the tremors receded. 地震で地下から泡は出るわ(福岡天神) ラウンドワン上のピンは落ちてくるわ コンビニの中はグッチャグチャになるわ 大変やな……地震ってあんまり経験してないから気おつけとこ、皆さんもお気をつけて pic.twitter.com/5lQNuyK0Sd — ロキア (@R0KlA) April 15, 2016 Some have speculated that an underground pipe had burst, although the origin is still unclear. 天神が謎の泡、、? pic.twitter.com/H4YP8KFcWp — TA... more »

British Airways Plane Hit By Drone At Heathrow

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A British Airways pilot has reported his plane being struck by an object believed to be a drone as it approached London Heathrow airport on Sunday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Police. The BBC reports: The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board. After landing, the pilot reported an object – believed to be a drone – had struck the front of the Airbus A320. Aviation police based at Heathrow have launched an investigation. Police said no arrests have been made. If confirmed,... more »

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Never Withdraw From The Golan Heights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Israeli Prime Minister has said that Tel Aviv will never withdraw from the Golan Heights, an area captured from Syria in 1967. Benjamin Netanyahu claims the strategic plateau bordering Syria has been in Israeli hands “since antiquity” and will forever stay that way. RT reports: While the UN-led peace talks on the future of war-torn Syria take place in Geneva, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the first-ever cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights to declare that Tel Aviv will not take a single step back from the annexed region. “It is time that the international ... more »

Saudi Arabia’s Role in 9/11 ‘Deliberately’ Covered Up At Highest Levels

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The “highest levels” of the U.S. government are implicated in covering-up Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks and it’s all to preserve diplomatic relations with the oil-rich Kingdom. The extent of the cover-up goes beyond hiding 28 pages of a congressional report on 9/11 which was released in 2002 according to The New York Post : In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom. That’s quite ... more »

Poll: Just 6 Percent of Americans Trust the Media, Want Media to Get Their Facts Right

CAROLE FELDMAN & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Reading the News, Newspaper, Digital Media, Commute] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot... more »

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