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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

19 April - Blogs I'm Following

English: An MV-22 Osprey vertical-lift aircraf...English: An MV-22 Osprey vertical-lift aircraft is refueled before a night mission in central Iraq. Français : Des membres d'équipage ravitaillent en carburant un Boeing-Bell V-22 Osprey avant une mission nocturne dans le centre de l'Irak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: VMM-162 MV-22 Osprey on the tarmac in...English: VMM-162 MV-22 Osprey on the tarmac in Iraq on April 1 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marine Corps Air Station FutenmaMarine Corps Air Station Futenma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
10:38pm MDST

Margins of victory

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 seconds ago
With nearly all precincts declared... It appears Hillary Clinton has beaten Bernie Sanders in New York, achieving around 58% and winning by a margin of about 16%, and that Donald Trump has beaten Ted Cruz and John Kasich there, achieving around 60% and winning by a margin of about 20% over his two rival combined. The story is leading the BBC News website at the moment and the language used in its main report is interesting. Despite, it seems, achieving a bigger % of the vote and winning by a great margin, Donald Trump is merely said by the BBC to have "won" and that he "looks set ... more »

One People Show: April 19th 2016

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 2 minutes ago
The One People Round table Discussion today was the kick off of the 24 hour gathering across the world. With all the talk across the main stream and alternative media of April 19th being a very symbolic and "charged" day, we decided to gather together- online and in physicality- to "hold the space" and the intention of Peace and Transparency. During this weeks show Dani did a special report on the Arch of Triumph that was being unveiled in London on the morning of the 19th. We discussed Time and Shifting realities, the financial fuckery that is currently being seen, the Shangh... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
*Osprey Guidance * A Marine prepares to guide MV-22 Osprey aircraft before takeoff at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan, April 17, 2016. The aircraft will be used to support relief efforts following a devastating earthquake near Kumamoto, Japan. The crews and aircraft are assigned to the Marine Medium Tilitrotor Squadron 265, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins

Huffington Post Censors Vaxxed Documentary, Fires Journalist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
In a surprising show of censorship, the Huffington Post newspaper has fired one of its journalists and pulled an article he wrote about anti-vaccine film Vaxxed: From Cover-up To Catastrophe. Veteran contributor Lance Simmons wrote a review of the controversial film, drawing attention to the fact that the film offered compelling evidence that vaccines may cause autism. As reported by Truth Barrier website, Simmons felt it important to keep the public informed about the massive government failure to protect the health of its citizens in relation to vaccinations: I saw a premier of V... more »

Putin Endorses Trump Saying He Understands Saudi Arabia Problem

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
President Vladimir Putin has endorsed Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he hopes Trump becomes the next U.S. President so that the Saudi Arabia problem can be finally dealt with. Speaking at an annual international forum in Vladivostok, Putin criticised Obama’s foreign policy, saying that Russia will not tolerate Washington’s provocative expansion in the Baltic Sea – warning that Russia is fully prepared to defend itself. The Russian leader heaped praise on Trump, saying that the presidential candidate has a good understanding of the threat of terrorism in the Middl... more »

North Carolina; I Would Totally Vote There

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 38 minutes ago
*Andy Millard battling it out with an increasingly weird Patrick McHenry* *by Tracy B Ann In a perfect world there would be nourinals and it wouldn't matter who usedwhat bathroom.* I would have to go to the bathroom before I left my house to vote though, just in case. I don’t wait in line for bathrooms, I use whatever is available and I don't read “stick figure” too well. If I were to vote I’d have a lot of good choices. May 12th is the deadline to register for voting in the June 7th Congressional Primary. One thing I like about John McNeal, candidate for the 2nd congressional d... more »

The FBI Needs Hackers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 38 minutes ago
*New York Times*: *F.B.I. Tells Panel It Needs Hackers to Keep Up With Tech Companies* WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. defended its hiring of a third-party company to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in last year’s San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting, telling some skeptical lawmakers on Tuesday that it needed to join with partners in the rarefied world of for-profit hackers as technology companies increasingly resist their demands for consumer information. Amy Hess, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s executive assistant director for science and technology, made the comments at a... more »

Spesifikasi dan Harga Mobil Toyota Sienta Terbaru 2016

Blogpangembanbonton at Yaya Blog's - 48 minutes ago
Spesifikasi dan Harga Mobil Toyota Sienta - Apakah sekarang ini anda mempunyai keniatan atau keinginan untuk membeli mobil keluarga yang memiliki tampilan yang fresh dan nyaman untuk dikendarai. Kami rasa mengunjungi situs ini merupakan langkah yang sangat tepat, pasalnya kami akan memberikan informasi mengenai mobil keluarga terbaru dari pabrikan toyota yaitu mobil toyota sienta. Dimana mobil

Metallica Manager Says YouTube Has Killed Music

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 56 minutes ago
The manager for the band Metallica has told a BBC Radio 4 documentary that he thinks YouTube has essentially killed the music industry. Peter Mensch, manager of groups such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica and Muse referred to YouTube as “the devil”, complaining that the site’s business model ensures that people working in the industry do not get paid. BBC News reports: He said the site’s business model, in which artists make money by placing ads around their music, was unsustainable. “If someone doesn’t do something about YouTube, we’re screwed,” he said. “It’s over. Someone... more »

Deaths From Ecuador Earthquake Rise to 507, Rebuilding Could Cost $3 Billion

AP at The Stream - 58 minutes ago
[image: Relatives mourn around the coffin of Kexly Valentino who died in the earthquake, in Montecristi, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)] MANTA, Ecuador (AP) -- The latest on the deadly earthquake in Ecuador (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Ecuadorean authorities say the death toll from the weekend earthquake has risen to 507. The Attorney General’s Office says 499 of the dead have... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Incredible Potential of Unexpectedness”* by Chet Raymo “The Jesuit scientist/mystic Teilhard de Chardin imagined what he called a "noosphere" (from the Greek word for "mind") as the next stage of terrestrial evolution- an envelope of pure human thought embracing the planet. This would be the inevitable result of human progress on a spherical Earth of finite surface area. We rub up against each other. We are stimulated by proximity. Railroads and airplanes extend the range of our interaction. Better still (he wrote), "thanks to the prodigious biological event represented by t... more »

"The Hound In The Kennel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Hound In The Kennel"* by John James "In my experience most of us take whatever frightens us or makes us uncomfortable and push it out of sight. This puts it into the unconscious. It does not disappear, but just lies in waiting like a faithful hound until let out. Meanwhile the conscious part can go on living as if nothing had happened. But as Carl Jung pointed out so perspicaciously, the hound keeps howling from the depth and thereby influences all that we do. So we can’t go on as before. We may try to carry on as always, but in truth everything we do is influenced by the un... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec...more »

Transpicuous News: Arch of Triumph?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 hour ago
Yesterday I recorded a special TN report during The One People Show about the replica of Arch of Triumph from Palmyra Syria that was unveiled in London UK. VERY interesting stuff my friends!! The Arch of Ba'al, the Arch of Triumph, the history of "Triumphant" arches, Janus the god of all gods and the god of time, portals, arches, beginnings & endings, Lucifer, and just who was Jesus anyway? Yea.... VERY interesting stuff!! ... And then this morning.... I had a chance to look at the new coverage of the Unveiling of the "Arch of Triumph" in London, and yea.... I was seriously un...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Hurst, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Cuban President Raul Castro: The U.S. Is 'The Enemy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*FOX News*: *Cuba officials call Obama's visit an ‘attack,’ Raul Castro labels U.S. as 'enemy'* Weeks after President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, officials from the Communist island have ramped up their attacks on the U.S. On Monday, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called Obama's visit "an attack on the foundation of our history, our culture and our symbols." "Obama came here to dazzle the non-state sector, as if he wasn't the representative of big corporations but the defender of hot dog vendors, of small businesses in the United States, which he isn't," Rodriguez said... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*More flooding possible as thunderstorms hit Houston area again ~Chron.com*

Donald Trump Vctory Speech New York Primary...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 2 hours ago
*think what you will.*

Another Bucket List Setting - Colonial America

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
“That there is a Devil, is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.” - Cotton Mather, *On Witchcraft* I'm trying my luck with a superhero campaign right now, something I've really wanted to do for ages. We've seen the evolution of Port Henry as a place for adventure and over the next few months we'll see how good a place it really is for adventure. While I'm not actively planning another game (I'm just starting this one folks), currently being in the Historic Triangle of Virginia (Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown) reminded me of another g... more »

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister: Described The 9/11 Twin Towers Attack As ‘The September 11 Accidents’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Sweden’s deputy PM sparks outcry after describing the 9/11 Twin Towers attack as ‘the September 11 accidents’* * Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister called 9/11 attacks 'the accidents' * Asa Romson made comments in interview on resignation of minister * Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan had compared Israel to Nazi Germany * Praised Kaplan's work in 'tough situations like the 11 September accidents' Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister has come under fire after branding the September 11 terror attacks 'accidents'. Åsa Romson made the comments during an interview on Tuesday, regardin... more »

Clinton, Trump Win Big in New York, Sanders Insists He’s Still In it, Cruz Turns to Pennsylvania

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheer at her New York primary campaign headquarters, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in New York.] NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state’s primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 10:35 p.m. A top adviser to Bernie Sanders says the senator still has a... more »

Religious Group Sues San Francisco Over Open-Air Urinal

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, passengers who exited a San Francisco MUNI streetcar walk past an outdoor urinal across from Dolores Park in San Francisco. A religious organization is suing the city of San Francisco to remove the open-air urinal that it calls unsanitary and offensive to the senses. The San Francisco Chinese Christian Union filed a civil complaint on Thursday, April 14, 2016, demanding the city remove the concrete circular urinal from the iconic Dolores Park.] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A religious organization sued the city of San Francisco to remove an open-air... more »

Weapons of Mass Distraction: Media, Advertising & Social Programming

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman* - Manipulation of thought and behavior is now a part of daily life.

"We Are, Perhaps..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.” - Lewis Thomas

Fidel Castro Gives Rare Speech Saying He Will Soon Die

MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Fidel Castro is applauded by his brother, Cuba's President Raul Castro, right, and the second secretary of the Central Committee, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, left, during the closing ceremonies for the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Fidel Castro formally stepped down in 2008 after suffering gastrointestinal ailments and public appearances have been increasingly unusual in recent years.] HAVANA (AP) -- Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro delivered a valedictory speech Tuesday to the Communist Party that he put in power a... more »

"Stop Being So Greedy, And So Selfish..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Stop being so greedy, and so selfish. Realize that there is more to the world than your big houses and fancy stores. People are starving and you worry about oil for your cars. Babies are dying of thirst and you search the fashion pages for the latest styles. Nations like ours are drowning in poverty, but your people don't even hear our cries for help. You shut your ears to the voices of those who try to tell you these things. You label them radicals or Communists. You must open your hearts to the poor and downtrodden, instead of driving them further into poverty and servitude. Ther... more »

We must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
Tom Harris, the Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) has placed the following Advertisement in the Washington Examiner this week. It applies equally to Australia where the loony left want to cover the country with Wind Turbines.

North Korea's Leader Kim Jong Un Is More "Risk-Tolerant, Arrogant And Impulsive" Than His Father

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes as he arrives to inspect a military drill at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA *Reuters*: *North Korea's Jong Un more aggressive than father: U.S. general* North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un appears more "risk-tolerant, arrogant and impulsive" than his father as he forges ahead with military programs that have left even China - Pyongyang's top ally - feeling frustrated, a top U.S. general said on Tuesday. Army General Vincent Brooks, who is Pres... more »

Both Parties' Grassroots Strive To Clean Up The Corruption. Pennsylvania Republicans Have A Shot A Week From Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*There oughta be a law... oh, there are several* Last week we looked at how the Airline industry-- through their trade association-- chipped in to buy Pennsylvania Republican Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee a sexual relationship with a lady lobbyist. Over the weekend, that was one of the main topics in a rancorous GOP primary debate between the embattled Shuster and teabagger Art Halvorson. Keep in mind that Shuster expects voters to believe that although he admits he has sex with airline lobbyist Shelley Rubino, she doesn't lobby him ... more »

"A Look at the Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"A Look at the Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns"* by Emma Niles "Monday was the deadline for filing federal tax returns. The presidential candidates are also making tax-related headlines, as four of the five have already released their 2014 tax returns to the public. The takeaways? Bernie Sanders (who has made headlines for his low income compared to the rest of the 2016 candidates) pays the least, thanks to significant deductions. The Clintons, on the other hand, pay a 35.7 percent tax rate (compared to the average national rate of 14.7 percent). Yahoo Finance reports: *Clic... more »

"Predator And Prey..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"It's natural. Nature is dark and light, birth and death. Everything and its opposite. And in nature there are predators and prey. The hunters and the hunted. The heartbreakers and the heartbroken. The beautiful thing is that Nature lets us choose which we want to be. Most people never make the choice though because they don't even know they have it." - Lynn Weingarten "Lions are born knowing they are predators. Antelopes understand they are the prey. Humans are one of the few creatures on Earth given the choice." - Patrick H.T. Doyle "The leopard in the zoo wanders to the edge of ... more »

Chaotic New York Primaries As Thousands Claim Election Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Voters have described scenes of complete chaos during Tuesday’s New York primaries, as people say they are being turned away from polling stations, and have reported seeing broken machines not allowing them to cast their vote. In Brooklyn residents at PS 73 in Bushwick reported that despite waiting in line since 6 a.m. in the morning, workers told them that they couldn’t access the keys to the facility and so wouldn’t be able to vote. “You can’t vote nor cast any type of ballot. They (the keys to the building) are in a locked box and no one has the key,” voter Torsha Childs wrote o... more »

President Obama To Visit Three Important (And Unhappy) Allies This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport prior to departure from Kingston, Jamaica en route to Panama City, Panama, April 9, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) *Michael Crowley, Politico*: *Obama's big damage-control tour* *Visiting three major allies, the president is likely to face as many jeers as cheers.* President Barack Obama will drop in on three of America’s most important allies this week, possibly for the last time. But he isn’t expecting an adoring reception in any of them. The U.S. relationship with all three nati... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 19 , 2016 ) Tuesday Items To Ponder ( 1. Wall Street Hits 2016 Highs , High Yield Spreads Hit 2016 Lows , Emerging Equities Up 20% Since January Lows , Credit Riding the Good Feelings Vibe Too - Happy Days Are Here Again. 2. Saudis To Borrow 10 BN From UFJ / HSBC & JPM- First International Debt Issuance In 25 Years. 3. Dutch Parliament Votes Against Revoking Earlier Approval For EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. 4. Refugee Crisis Updates. Greece In Focus - Creditor Talks , Economy , Domestic Politics , Protests. 5. Odds & Ends - Merkel's Popularity Fades After Comdian Bow To Turkey , Katy Bar The Door - Citizens Want Out Of EU , Libya Political Items De Jour , Deadly Kabul Blast As Spring Campaign Of Taliban Commences , Another Round Of Oil Production Rumors For All - OPEC Chatting Up June Talks - Because April Talks Went So well , 30 Year JGB Falls To Record Low Yield Of 0.335 %. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Overview....... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Wall Street closed at 2016 highs. Dow rises 49.44 points (0.27%) to 18,053.60 as oil rebounds. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 13m 13 minutes ago "Don't call it a comeback. I've been here for years." - S&P 500 (today's press conference on the new all-time high) *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 55m 55 minutes ago US High Yield Spreads at new YTD low of 646 bps. Peaked on Feb 11 at 887 bps. Cycle low was in June '14 at 335 bps. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 ho... more »

Quote of the Day: Racism versus individualism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
“Racist ideas are formed by an overall attitude of collectivism, that group identity matters more than individual identity, action and choice. … Among other things, a racist thinks the way he or she does because of an erroneous assumption that you can determine a person’s character [not by their individual actions or choices but] by the colour of their skin or racial ancestry. Unchosen genetic characteristics have nothing to do with individual character, and therein lies the error of racial prejudice… “The only way to convince a racist to stop being racist is to promote indi... more »

Dozens Of Earthquakes Strike As Japan Warns Southern Island May Split

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Over the last 2-days we have been hit by dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater, and scientists have warned that the unusual number of earthquakes is a warning of something catastrophic about to occur in Japan. On Saturday Japan’s southern island of Kyushu was hit by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, and then on Saturday night a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. As the world is focussed on the most recent and largest quake in Ecuador, scientists have warned that what has happened and continues to happen in Japan is far more dangerous. Theeconomiccoll... more »

Bombshell: Arizona Secretary Of State Admits Election Fraud Took Place

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Arziona’s Secretary of State, Michele Reagan, has confirmed that election fraud took place during the Arizona primaries on March 22. During explosive testimony given at the Arizona state capitol in Phoenix, Reagan confirmed that election fraud had indeed taken place when asked about the deliberate tampering of voter registrations before the primary election took place. USuncut.com reports: Thousands of voters were given provisional ballots, which aren’t actually counted, due to their party registration mysteriously showing up in the system as “independent” or “no party declared.” R... more »

North Korea Asks West To Help Prevent Cataclysic Volcanic Eruption

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
North Korea have reached out to the West and asked them for help in preventing a potentially cataclysmic volcanic eruption from occurring, after one of world’s most dangerous volcano’s began rumbling again recently. Mount Paektu, a 9,000 foot volcano on the border between China and North Korea, last erupted in 946 AD – causing one of the world’s largest eruptions in the last 2,000 years. According to a 2010 study, that same volcano is about to blow again, which is capable of “rapidly producing catastrophic, explosive eruptions in the foreseeable future.” Vice reports: Those rumbles... more »

Authors Claim Turkey’s Leader Erdogan Runs ISIS On Behalf Of NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A group of authors claim they have evidence that proves ISIS were created by NATO and then handed over to be militarily led by Turkey, in order to destabilize the Middle East and allow Western leaders to dominate the region. According to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, ISIS began as a rebel group under the US occupation of Iraq which then grew as they ravaged Libya and Syria. Saudi Arabia and Turkey funded the group so they could fulfil the orders coming from the US to fight proxy wars, in order to acquire oil, gas, and land for the West. According to the Amazon book descript... more »

Iran And Russia Hold Talks To Unite Against ‘Western Terrorism’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has called on Eurasian countries to join forces and unite against “western terrorism” which he says is a deliberate ploy to create instability in the Middle East. Speaking at the Eurasia parliamentary meeting in Moscow on Tuesday, Larijani said, “If we have strong solidarity, we can stand against the West’s unfair behaviors“. Farsnews.com reports: He also referred to the US attempts to foment insecurity and crisis in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, and said, “The US has created the problem of terrorism.” Noting that the US uses terrorism as an ... more »

Study Finds Cold and Flu Drugs Shrink The Brain And Lowers IQ

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Scientists have announced that commonly used cold and flu medications, purchased over-the-counter, may cause memory loss, a decline in IQ and a shrinking of the brain. According to a new study, popular medications used to treat colds, flu, hay fever, allergies, and heartburn all contain anti-cholinergic drugs – which can negatively alter the brain in the person taking them, with effects lasting up to a month after being used. Medications such as Zantac, Night Nurse and Nytol are among a huge list of drugs that may result in adverse reactions. Dailymail.co.uk reports: The drugs bloc... more »

(un)happy equal pay day

laura k at wmtc - 5 hours ago
Today is Equal Pay Day in Ontario. Why? It's the day that, if you're a woman, your earnings have finally caught up with what men were paid *the previous year*. Women doing the same or equivalent work still earn, on average, 30% less than their male counterparts. The higher up the food chain a woman works, the greater the gap in pay. Ontario’s highest paid women earn an average of 37% less than the highest paid men, translating into a whopping $64,000 less in annual average earnings. “Over the course of a working lifetime, these pay gaps can grow into a mountain of lost earnings,” ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Sami Tousafzai, Daily Beast*:* In Kabul, the Taliban Don’t Care Who They Kill* The Taliban were anxious to strike in the Afghan capital, and the bomb went off near the Defense Ministry—but much nearer a taxi stand. Maryam Jan’s voice was shaking almost uncontrollably as we spoke on the phone. The truck bomb that hit the center of Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Tuesday morning was “huge, very huge,” said the 27-year-old journalist. “I haven’t seen and felt such a huge blast in my whole life in Kabul,” she said. “I was near the spot with my 4-year-old daughter and she turned mute f... more »

Portuguese Court: Parents ‘Faked’ Madeleine McCann Disappearance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral, who accused the parents of Madeleine McCann of lying about the kidnapping of their daughter, has won his appeal against a libel suit brought against him by Kate and Jerry McCann. The former police chief had been ordered to pay Madeleine’s parents €500,000 in April last year after they successfully sued him for libel after he claimed they had faked their daughter’s abduction. However, a new 16-page judgement has overturned the original decision, saying that his claims that they faked their daughters abduction is not a lie. Dailymail.co.uk reports: ... more »

Obama Concedes To Blackmail, Slams 9/11 Bill Against Saudi Arabia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
President Barack Obama has sided with Saudi Arabia over the families of 9/11 victims. In an interview with CBS This Morning president Obama condemned legislation that would have allowed family members of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to hold the Saudi ruling family accountable in U.S. courts. Sputnik reports: On Tuesday, President Obama took to the morning cable news circuit to reiterate his vow to veto legislation allowing victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack to sue Saudi Arabia, arguing that it would expose the United States to similar lawsuits. “If we op... more »

New Marist Poll: Majority of Americans Believe the Obama Administration is ‘Unfair’ to Little Sisters of the Poor

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Little Sisters - 900] A new Marist Poll found that the majority of Americans -- by a 20-point margin -- believe that the Obama administration has been unfair in its treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers who object... more »

As We Shift - The Master Stroke

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
The Master Shift If you click on link above, or *HERE*, you'll be led to a soundcloud page of a recording with the name of this posting. It was received on April 15th, 2016. I apologize in advance for the imperfect quality of the recording, but the message is a beautiful and powerful one and meant to be shared and experienced. Please enjoy! With so much love, ~Sophia PS Sign up for my newsletter here.

This Takes the Cake: Whole Foods Releases Video Indicating Anti-Gay Cake a Fake

Blake Neff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Whole Food Market's flagship store at their World Headquarters in Austin, Tx.] Whole Foods Market has issued a very strong response to a lawsuit alleging an employee decorated a cake with an anti-gay slur, saying it has proof the claim is a hoax and that it will file a counter-suit. Pastor Jordan... more »

Ben and Jerry’s Founders Arrested in Massive Protest at DC Capitol

Steve Birr at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ben & Jerry's, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Bernie Sanders Supporters] The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were arrested Monday at the U.S. Capitol as part of the Democracy Awakening rally, a protest against big money in politics and other liberal causes. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were arrested... more »

NATO General Secretary Calls for ‘Political Dialogue’ in Response to Russia’s Simulated Attack on US Ship

Russ Read at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: NATO Gen Sec - 900] A NATO official's answer to Russia's recent harassment of U.S. ships and aircraft is more "political dialogue," according to statements just one day before NATO and Russia are set to meet for the first time in two years. Representatives from NATO... more »

EPA Chief Won’t Attend Hearing to Answer for Harming Navajos in Mine Blowout

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Gold King Mine - 900] Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy won't be attending an Arizona field hearing on Earth Day about how the agency-caused mine blowout harmed Navajo tribal members living along the San Juan River. McCarthy told senators Tuesday she won't be attending... more »

Donkeys to Descend on Philadelphia Ahead of Democratic Convention

KRISTEN DE GROOT at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: An example of one of dozens of fiberglass donkeys that will be positioned around the city ahead of the Democratic National Convention is shown, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Philadelphia. Fifty-seven of the painted donkeys, representing each U.S. state, territory, Washington, D.C., and Democrats Abroad will be displayed from July 1 to Sept. 5 throughout Center City, where most convention events outside the Wells Fargo Center are to take place. Local artists will paint them with iconic images from each location.] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donkeys will be dispatched around the city th... more »

World News Briefs -- April 19, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Syrian talks appear doomed as air strike kills dozens in market* Syrian peace talks appeared all but doomed on Tuesday after air strikes killed about 40 people in a crowded vegetable market in rebel territory, with the opposition saying a truce was finished and it would keep out of negotiations indefinitely. A monitoring group said it believed the strike on the market in Maarat al-Numan in Idlib province was the deadliest single attack since a partial ceasefire took effect on Feb. 27. The main opposition HNC described the attack as a "dangerous escalation" which reinf... more »

America’s Largest Health Insurer Pulls Out of Most Obamacare Exchanges

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: UnitedHealth Group - 900] America's largest health insurer UnitedHealth Group said Tuesday it plans to pull out of the majority of Obamacare exchanges after taking a financial hit under the Affordable Care Act. The health care giant warned in November it was re-evaluating its participation in the... more »

White House Outraged at Delay to Confirm First Ever Gay Army Secretary

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Fanning - 900] White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest complained Monday about the hold a senator has placed on the nomination of the first openly gay Army secretary, Eric Fanning. Earnest said the reason GOP Sen. Pat Roberts placed the hold on the nomination process... more »

The Stream’s Tom Sileo Wins Marine Heritage Award

Stream Staff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A photo of Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells hangs from the bleachers of the Spayberry High School football stadium in Marietta, Georgia.] The Stream's own Tom Sileo has won the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s (MCHF) General Oliver P. Smith Award for his article “The Protector: Honoring LCpl. Skip Wells, Killed in Chattanooga.” According to MCHF’s website, The General Oliver P. Smith Award... more »

Illegal Border Crossings to EU Down 90 Percent, Thanks to Fence

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A migrant man shouts slogans during a protest at the fence at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thousands of migrants protested at the border and clashed with Macedonian police.] The refugee influx to the European Union has halted drastically since Macedonia fenced off its border to Greece in February, according to EU's border service Frontex. Just 4,930 people entered Macedonia from Greece illegally in March -- a 90 percent decline... more »


Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kpmg-canada-revenue-agency-receptions-conferences-1.3540285 The story above appeared yesterday on CBC news. It has not yet appeared in the Irving press. No story. No commentary by Norbert. (and this goes well beyond lattes. Take a look at those menus. Take a look at the booze.) And all for our income tax people to have a mutual kissup with millionaire tax-avoiders and their buddies in the 'tax industry' - which means non-tax paying. This has been going on for at least five years. And, right now, a kiss up tax settlement is being worked out with millio... more »

US Sending More Troops & Apache Helicopters To Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The US is to deploy 217 troops and Apache helicopters to Iraq as part of operations against ISIS, according to US defense officials. In Iraq #SecDef announces accelerants to defeat #ISIL. List includes expanding advise & assist efforts to help Iraqi forces liberate Mosul — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) April 18, 2016 The new force will consist mostly of Army special forces RT reports: The rest will include teams of trainers and advisers to be embedded with Iraqi security forces fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), meaning US advisers will be stationed near the ba... more »

AK Extended Update April 19, 2016

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*A copy of Michelangelo's David, Piazza del Vecchio, Florence* *Piazza del Vecchio (the square Castle in the middle, Palazza del Vecchio was the * Medici castle), *a copy of Michelangelo's David is in front, the original has been moved to another gallery for safe keeping. (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE) * Thought I'd catch you all up on my journeys. Its been a long road over many weeks and 5 different addresses. Whew! I left the Alps February 20th (I think - the days are blurring one into the other - but that seems correct from looking at the calendar). Took the train to Florence a... more »

Did Human Limbs Evolve From Fish Gills?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scientists have shown that human limbs may have evolved from the same gene structures found in the gills of cartilaginous fish such as sharks, skates and rays. Victorian era German anatomist Karl Gegenbaur proposed the idea a century ago but no fossil evidence came to light to back his claim. The Daily Mail reports: The discovery could shed light on the origin of jawed vertebrates – the group of animals that includes humans. Unlike other fish, cartilaginous fish have a series of skin flaps that protect their gills. These flaps are supported by arches of cartilage, with finger-like a... more »

President Assad’s Party Wins Majority In Syrian Election

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Syrian parliamentary election on Tuesday was a vote of confidence by the people for their government. Syria’s ruling Ba’ath Party and its allies won the majority of the votes according to official results with 5,085,444 voters casting their ballots out of a possible 8,834,994 eligible voters. Press TV reports: The Syrian electoral commission announced late Saturday that the National Unity coalition, comprising the ruling party and its allies, had won 200 of the 250 seats at the People’s Assembly (Majlis al-Sha’ab). “Out of 8,834,994 eligible voters, more than five million cast t... more »

Are There Too Many Government Secrets?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Bloomberg editorial: **Too Many Government Secrets Make the U.S. Unsafe* “There’s classified, and then there’s classified,” President Barack Obama said in a recent interview. Unfortunately, he’s right: The U.S. government classifies vast amounts of material as secret, top secret and the like, much of it with no relevance to national security. This isn’t just a bureaucratic waste of money and a blow to the democratic ideal of government transparency. Overclassification makes the U.S. less secure, in that it distracts intelligence agencies from protecting actual life-and-death secr... more »

The L.A. Times, The Greed-Obsessed Billionaires And The Evisceration Of Public Education

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*-by Ellen Lubic* Why does the *L.A. Times* hate and deride real teachers and public schools, but love and support Eli Broad and his billionaire partners in their privatizing takeover? In the last few days, the *L.A. Times* has published misleading information on the California Appeals Court decision this week denying the lower court ruling in the Vergara lawsuit, wherein a few carefully chosen students were urged to press a lawsuit to terminate teachers without due process and to change the law pertaining to what they call tenure. Also this lawsuit would serve to weaken teachers... more »

Sept. 11 Families Upset by White House Effort to Derail Bill

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: SAUDI-US-ROYALS-DIPLOMACY-OBAMA-SALMAN] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they are “greatly distressed” that the Obama administration is working to derail legislation giving them the right to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role... more »

The World Is Rediscovering the Medical Benefits Of Psychedelic Plants

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Steven Maxwell* - Where pharmaceuticals are failing, exotic plant-based psychedelics seem to be succeeding.

Report: Feds Using Blog Posts, Informal Docs to Skirt Regulatory Process

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama answer a question about the recent attack in Brussels during a join news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016.] Federal agencies are increasingly using informal guidance documents, memoranda and blog posts to create rules and skirt the formal regulatory process, and Congress must stop them, a new Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) white paper finds. The federal government has no... more »

Author: Famed Atheist Christopher Hitchens Was Contemplating Christianity Before His Death

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: At the Shakespeare Theatre (at the Landsburgh) Washington types debated the theme: "Was Henry the V's invasion of France justifired." In photo, panelist Christopher Hitchens was a participant. (Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)] The famed atheist writer Christopher Hitchens was contemplating converting to evangelical Christianity before his death, according Christian author and friend Larry Alex Taunton. Taunton details his conversations with sharp-tongued wit in his new book, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul... more »

ISIS Executes 250 Women For Refusing ‘Sexual Jihad’ In Mosul

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
ISIS militants have executed 250 women for refusing to engage in ‘sexual jihad’ with their fighters since Iraq’s largest city Mosul fell into their hands in early June 2014. Under the pretext of Shariah law women are forced to submit to sexual slavery through temporary marriage otherwise they could face harsh penalties for refusing. Abna24 reports: A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul, Said Mamuzini, said that life is too hard for the women in Mosul due to the ISIS strict rules imposed on them. ISIS began selecting women of Mosul and forced them into marrying its mi... more »

China Warns Its Female Government Workers To Be Aware of Foreign Spies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
China has used a 16-cartoon poster to order female government workers not to talk to 'handsome and romantic' Western foreigners in case they are spies *Daily Mail*: *China orders female government workers not to talk to 'handsome Western foreigners' because 'they are probably spies after state secrets'* * 'Dangerous Love' campaign was launched by officials to educate staff * Aims to warn workers about keeping classified information confidential * Message is told through cartoon-style pictures featuring Westerner David * David woos worker Xiao Li before persuading her to give him in... more »

The Pentagon Plans To Deploy Underwater Drones In South China Sea

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Pentagon has announced plans to launch underwater drones near the Spratly archipelago in what is a clear indication that the US has no intention to back down in the South China Sea, Washington has been expressing outrage over the past year over a series of land reclamation projects by Beijing in the highly contested region…of which the US has no claims. Sputnik news reports: In a show of opposition, the Pentagon has conducted several provocative actions in the region, including Navy patrols within the territorial limits of those islands and surveillance flights through Chinese a... more »

Here Is An Insight On How A Hard-Core Russian Security Official Sees The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russian President Putin with Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin. Kremlin.ru *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Russian Security Chief Makes Putin Seem Tame* General Alexander Bastrykin, who runs the Russian equivalent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has provided a rare insight into the thinking of President Vladimir Putin's select circle of siloviki, or security men. His vision, published in the weekly Kommersant Vlast, includes Chinese-style Internet censorship and the elimination of "fake democracy" to ensure that Russia can defend itself. The ima... more »

Donald Trump’s Jet Is Not Registered To Fly

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Billionaire businessman and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been flying around on his campaign trail in an unregistered aircraft that makes its insurance invalid. The Donald failed to pay the $5 registration fee back in January and has been using his sleek Cessna jet for several months on his campaign stops in places like Sioux City, Iowa, and Jackson, Mississippi without bothering with legal requirements to register the plane. CNBC reports: Records kept with the Federal Aviation Administration show the aircraft’s registration lapsed on Jan. 31. Laura J. Brown, a sp... more »

Drones Banned Over London & Windsor For Obama’s Visit To See Queen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Drones will be banned from large parts of London and Windsor while Barack Obama visits the Queen this week. Although the US president is renowned for his extensive use of military drones in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, the unmanned aerial vehicles will be banned from airspace over London and Windsor during his official visit to the UK on Thursday. RT reports: The ban comes after a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) hit a passenger plane at Heathrow Airport on Sunday. UK authorities banned the use of drones in the capital while Obama meets members of t...more »

Printable Planner Stickers and Pina Colada Fudge!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ&list=RD_dc-tRfKjuQ

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"You're our favorite, Hilly! Who owns ya, baby? Who's yer daddy?"

Canadian PM Trudeau explains quantum computing

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Last Friday, Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau visited the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. As you know, the place employs many physicists as well as numerous "physicists" similar to Lee Smolin. Even though Trudeau was elected for his being a doll of a sort, the "physicists" at the Perimeter Institute had the opportunity to ask questions to someone who had some idea about things. So one member of the audience has exploited the opportunity (I hope that the question-and-answer wasn't staged but it could have been) and asked Trudeau to explain quantum computing. Physicists l... more »

The Economy: “China Launches Yuan-Denominated Gold Benchmark”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“China Launches Yuan-Denominated Gold Benchmark”* by U.S.Reporter “China launched its yuan-denominated gold benchmark on Tuesday in Shanghai as it seeks to secure more sway in the pricing of the precious metal. The Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price (code: SHAU), is the quote for trading of 1kg, 99.99 percent purity bullion, denominated in the Chinese yuan and derived from multiple rounds of trading. The benchmark was set at 257.97 yuan per gram on Tuesday, the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) said in a statement. The benchmark also lays the foundation for shifting bullion trading in Shang... more »

NEJM quickly corrects disclosure statement, errors in diabetes paper

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
After publishing a paper about neuropathy in diabetic patients last week, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) immediately corrected it after editors learned of errors and some missing disclosures within the article. The notice explains that the sole author of the paper, “Diabetic Sensory and Motor Neuropathy,” reported incorrect doses for several medications, and […] The post NEJM quickly corrects disclosure statement, errors in diabetes paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Chernobyl On The Hudson Causing a Massive Spike in Thyroid Cancer

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Rich Travis* - America's most dangerous power plant is causing a shocking rise in thyroid cancer.

Russia Has Abandoned U.S. Military Agreement Over Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Russia is no longer cooperating with the U.S. by keeping to an agreed flight safety protocol over the skies of Syria, according to new analysis The U.S. has accused Russia of abandoning a memorandum of understanding agreement after starting its air campaign in Syria by allowing its warplanes to carry out “simulated attacks” on American jets. The U.S. views the Russian action of sending two Su-24 strike aircraft to within 30ft of one of its destroyers in the Baltic last week as “aggressive” and “unsafe” while Russia views the recent deployment of U.S. combat jets near Syria as a thre... more »

Pulitzer watch: The data we see and the data we don't!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016A well-deserved prize for the Post:* It happens every spring. Yesterday, we granted a favorable review to Farah Stockman's front-page report in the New York Times about reactions to the 1994 crime bill. We even praised Stockman for her skill at kissing ascot. Sure enough! That very same day, Stockman was awarded a Pulitzer prize. In this morning's New York Times, the award is reported as shown below. Michael Grynbaum did the report. Can you spot a pattern here? GRYNBAUM (4/19/16): Two other newspapers besides The Times won two prizes apiece. *Farah Stockma...more »

The Outrageous Campaign Against Exxon Mobil

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Exxon mobil - 900] It’s not easy to make one of the world’s biggest fossil-fuel companies a sympathetic victim, but a collection of state attorneys general, led by Eric Schneiderman of New York, has managed it. They have launched a campaign against Exxon Mobil... more »

Tax Day & Election Day

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
- I was up early this morning to catch a ride with Mary Beth who travels the 45 minutes to Portland for work each day. I was invited to speak at the Tax Day news conference held there at 11:00 am. Since we left home at 7:00 am I had some time on my hands. After going to Portland's iconic Becky's Diner for breakfast I went to a local coffee shop and pulled out my computer for a couple hours of work before the event began. Martha Spiess did a nice job of organizing the news conference and Maine public radio and one TV station came out to cover the event wh... more »

Amnesty International Releases Video On The Impact Of Barrel Bombs On Syrian Cities (Disturbing Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *Watch: Barrel Bombs Rain Down on Syria's Besieged Daraya* A disturbing new video from the local government in Daraya shows the frightening impact of barrel bombs that have been decimating Syrian cities. Shot by the Local Council of Daraya City and released through the international human rights organization Amnesty International, the video shows the ferocious barrel bombs raining down from airplanes and helicopters onto buildings, reducing them to smoke and rubble. The Syrian government primarily uses barrel bombs in areas where it claims there are terrorists and rebe...more »

The Economy: “A Tearful Farewell at the Ranch”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“A Tearful Farewell at the Ranch”* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – "When we checked yesterday, the Dow was moving up toward 18,000. Meanwhile, U.S. corporate earnings were sliding. North American shipping volumes were falling. China was borrowing at 10 times the U.S. rate… and its economy was still slowing. Japan was in cuckoo land. And the IMF was joining it, calling for more negative interest rates. And one luxury condo development in the U.S. is giving buyers a free membership in a private-jet chartering club. Bloomberg has the story: “In the hope that buyers have not becom... more »

The Latest: Trump’s Jet Flying With Expired Registration

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in New York cast their ballots in the state’s primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 2:45 p.m. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is flying in a jet with expired... more »

The Wolf of Wall Street and Regulatory Capture in Finance

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Over the weekend my husband and I watched *The Wolf of Wall Street*. I thought the acting was excellent. The ending was of course naïve given the real world realities of Wall Street’s sustained and routine disregard for risk and externalizations of their myriad costs. Wall Street culture has been explored effectively in books, news coverage, blogs, and film. No surprises there. What is surprising to me that nothing is done to fix the problems since Wall Street effectively runs the US economy and much of the global one through its ownership of stocks and bonds and overlapping corp... more »

Syria War News Updates -- April 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Men inspect damaged shops after an airstrike on a market in the town of Maarat al-Numan in the insurgent stronghold of Idlib province, Syria April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah *Reuters:* *Air strike on market kills around 40 in opposition-held northwest Syria* Air strikes on a vegetable market in opposition-held northwest Syria killed around 40 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, a rebel commander, rescue worker and war monitor said. It was not clear if the air strikes were carried out by Syrian or Russian war planes that have been deployed to Syria to support Syrian Preside... more »

Atmospheric CO2 Is Rising Off the Chart — Spikes Above 409 ppm on April 10

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Preliminary weekly (red line), monthly (blue line) and daily (black points) atmospheric CO2 averages at Mauna Loa for the last year (my annotation; source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* I've likely said too many times to count that (1) the degradation in our climate won't be either linear or gradual; and (2) most estimates of the rate of decay are wrong to the slow side, too conservative. The rate of increase in atmospheric CO2 is turning into a prime example. This is what decadal changes in atmospheric CO2 has looked like through the last half-century (source): Decade A... more »

Up to 3,500 Gallons Of Nuclear Waste Leaks At Hanford Site

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A leak in a massive nuclear waste storage tank at the Hanford Site in Washington state has expanded significantly. Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste leaked at the Manhattan Project-era storage tank over the weekend. The expanded leak was first detected after an alarm went off at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on Sunday. On Monday workers were preparing to pump the waste out of the troubled area and try to determine why the leak became worse. RT reports: It’s unclear exactly how much waste spilled out, but estimates place the amount at somewhere between 3,000 and 3,500 gallo... more »

Survivor’s Boston Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Agonizing Ecstasy

WILLIAM J. KOLE at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Adrianne Haslet - 900] BOSTON (AP) -- She laughed. She wept. She walked. She ran. For amputee Adrianne Haslet, the Boston Marathon was a grueling 10 1/2 -hour odyssey. But she finished. And Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer who lost her left leg in the 2013... more »

Poland Honors Warsaw Ghetto Fighters

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Warsaw ghetto uprising - 900] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland’s president on Tuesday led state ceremonies honoring the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, young Jews who took up arms to fight against the Nazi German occupiers during World War II rather than be transported... more »

"Arch of Triumph" Destroyed by ISIS, Recreated (in Under 6 months) And On Tour

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
I find the speed with which the *"Arch of Triumph*" was recreated and put on display unbelievable! Suspicious, entirely suspicious! Of course I'm referencing the infamous Arch that was allegedly 'destroyed' by ISIS. *As opposed to being stolen for the benefit of and then sold to some elite person? * *Which is much more likely.* *Link* *The "Arch of Triumph," located in the historic town of Palmyra, was destroyed by ISIS in October, after militants captured the city last spring.* The* Arch of Triumph* was destroyed less then six month ago and by golly there is a life size marble ex... more »

The Lesson of Libya

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Why was Libya Leader Murdered by West?* The above video explains why Muammar Gaddafi, popular long time leader of the African state of Libya was violently murdered in October, 2011 by a terrorist mob....on the orders of then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a related but unanticipated blowback...US Ambassador to Libya, Stevens was also murdered by a mob. According to writer, William Enghdal, quoted in the above recent report....Gaddafi was planning on launching a Libyan dinar currency--backed by gold. This was planned to eventually become a pan-African currency. This plan... more »

Report: Russia Now Threatening U.S. Warplanes Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Dmitri Vinogradov *The Telegraph:* *Russia 'breaks' military deal with America and threatens US warplanes over Syria* Russia has broken an agreement with the US by allowing its warplanes to carry out “simulated attacks” on American jets over Syria, according to a new analysis. Last week, the US accused Russia of “aggressive” and “unsafe” manoeuvres after two Su-24 strike aircraft flew within 30ft of an American destroyer in the Baltic. Across Europe, Russian fighters and bombers have been intercepted while probing the air defences of Nato countries. The US and Russia h... more »

The End of the Alien Autopsy

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
Spyros Melaris We have discussed the Alien Autopsy on many occasions, and there is very little more to say. It is an admitted hoax with the advocates clinging to the nonsense that although there was a lot of faked footage added to clarify the situation; the point is that it was supposedly mixed with the real autopsy footage. This argument makes no sense. If you have footage of a real alien autopsy, why would you contaminate it with footage that you created? This is a story that is little more than fantasy and no way to verify any of it because the alleged witnesses are unidentified.... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #149 A heads up on Goldman Sachs... Goldman Sachs revenue slumps to lowest in more than four years

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
A screen displays the ticker symbol and information for Goldman Sachs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo *AK NOTE: **I got this message thru Denice from Commander/Ambassador Mallieun, decided to wait until the news was out so I am not affecting markets with inside data, there may be other news to follow:* *On Apr 17, 2016, at 8:06 AM, Denice wrote:* *COMMANDER TERRAN. IN A PRIVATE COMMUNICATION TO YOU I SHARE A JUBILANT MESSAGE. * *THE GRAND RELEASE OF DATA FLOWS SWIFTLY.* *HERE IS A RIDDLE FOR YOU. WATCH FOR ... more »

Protect Medicine Lake Rally - Today, April 19 in Sacramento

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Protect Medicine Lake Rally - April 19 in Sacramento Please help protect the Medicine Lake Highlands in Northern California, sacred to five distinct Indigenous Nations, from power plants, drilling and fracking. Come to a rally and court hearing on April 19, 2016 at the US District Courthouse at 501 I Street #4, 200, Sacramento, California. People will gather at 12:00 noon in front

Obama hasn't even READ the 28 pages! Jersey girls horrified

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 12 hours ago
*The Jersey Girls' struggle to find out who really killed their husbands on 9/11 is documented in the film *9/11: Press for Truth*. * In June 2009, five months after taking office, President Obama gave his famous "Cairo speech" to the world's 1.7 billion Muslims – the vast majority of whom believe 9/11 was an inside job. Alluding to the fact that most Muslims are 9/11 truthers, Obama said: *I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women and children from America... more »

Marine Corps Plan Says Women Won’t Have to Do Any Pull-Ups

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Marines Female Pull-Up - 900] The Marine Corps has proposed a new fitness plan for females that does not require them to do any pull-ups to meet physical standards. While female Marines will strongly be incentivized to do those pull-ups to achieve a high score,...more »

North Korea Warned Not To Conduct A 5th Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance during his visit to the newly built Mindulle Notebook Factory in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 19, 2016. KCNA/ via REUTERS *VOA:* *US, Asian Allies Warn North Korea Against 5th Nuclear Test* SEOUL—The United States, Japan and South Korea held senior level diplomatic talks Tuesday to discuss joint measures that could be taken if North Korea continues to defy the United Nations Security Council resolution banning its nuclear and ballistic missile development. T... more »

President Obama Reveals The One Question That Every World Leader Is Now Asking Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
CBS *CBS*: *Obama reveals the one question every world leader asks him* Efforts to solve the five-year Syrian civil war reached a new roadblock Monday when opposition representatives pulled out of the talks in Geneva. Increased fighting in Syria in recent days indicates a possible crumbling of the partial cease-fire, brokered by the United States and Russia in February. On Monday President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone about the crisis. "Is there a coming together in terms of ideas about peace and the ceasefire and who can do what to make Syria a bette... more »

New York, New York...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*an interesting day ahead.* I plan on skipping most of it. Heading off for a haircut and some shopping. No internet. No worrying. Just a peaceful day. And I wish for you to have a peaceful day also. Remember when entertainers honored their fans by dressing up and actually singing? Now these no-talent punks dress like slobs, show up late to their own shows, and dishonor their fans by cancelling concerts to make a political statement. This is what a real entertainer looks like.

Is it worth suing?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Sometimes things happen in life that give rise to a legal claim but are not worth pursuing. Let's suppose you bought a tin of beans from a store and when you opened the can the beans had turned rancid. The store refuses to refund your money. Technically you have a valid legal claim but if your loss was the price of a can of beans only then you would be foolish to proceed with a statement of claim. Suing over a few dollars is silly. The can of beans example is obvious but even larger cases can be financially too small or too uncertain to make a law suit worthwhile. That's largely ... more »

Alert: Hackers Can Spy On You Just By Knowing Your Phone Number

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
All that hackers need to listen in on your phone conversation or to read your text messages or to track your movement is your smartphone number. The Daily Mail reports: They can do this by exploiting a flaw in a global telecom network called Signal System 7 (SS7) that helps phone carriers across the world route calls and texts. Now, a 60 minutes investigation has revealed just how easy it is to exploit this vulnerability, and according to experts, all phones are at risk. The program sent an iPhone to congressman Ted Lieu, a member of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on In... more »

Dinosaurs Were In Decline Before Meteor Impact

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Dinosaurs had lost their ability to evolve and were in decline millions of years before a meteorite smashed into the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and finished them off. New scientific research suggests that a long-standing theory about the demise of the dinosaurs might be wrong. Scientists have long believed that dinosaurs were wiped out by a cataclysmic event some 66 million years ago when a six mile wide meteorite or comet smashed into the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. The energy created by the impact briefly boiled the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in fires, tsunamis, earthquakes a... more »

Two more retractions bring total to 9 for neuroscience duo

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
After the first author admitted to fraud, his colleagues have retracted a 2013 paper in the Journal of Neuroscience, as well as a 2015 book chapter about working memory. The retractions come as part of a backstory of pulled papers authored by psychologist Edward Awh and his former graduate student David Anderson when he was based at the University […] The post Two more retractions bring total to 9 for neuroscience duo appeared first on Retraction Watch.

When Fiction Becomes Fact , The Latest Work By John Kaminski

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
As a Canadian, I am deeply troubled in my day to day dealings with people, especially in the simple fact that most Canadians are absolutely clueless and oblivious to what is really happening in our sick world.... I have long sought to tell it exactly like it is, and to inform people of the real truths when their heads are being filled by the bullshit coming out of the Jew spew media propaganda talmudvision.... It is always an uphill battle.... But what is happening in Canada with the brainwashing of people is NOTHING in comparison to the horrific brainwashing and dumbing down that I ... more »

Now thats Marketing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Map showing where to go to see your favorite movie shoots. Great idea, execution is lacking.

Concern As River Near Yellowstone National Park Starts Boiling

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Last month the Shoshone River, near Yellowstone National Park, suddenly and without warning started boiling. The river changed color and started to emit a sulfuric odor on March 25th. Geologists and other experts believe that a portion of the river located near Cody, Wyoming had started to boil and that a new Yellowstone vent opened up. The boiling river has cooled down, at least for now. However, earthquake activity in and around the Yellowstone supervolcano is reportedly increasing. Inquisitr reports: As Mysterious Universe reports, the boiling river near Yellowstone runs just eas... more »

A News Round-Up On The The Israeli - Hamas Tunnel War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Hamas terror tunnel leading into Israel, exposed by IDF, April 18, 2016 / Courtesy IDF *Jewish Press*:* Israel’s ‘Iron Mole’ Offers Technological Solution to Terror Tunnels, Boosting IDF Deterrence* Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday announced a new technological breakthrough in Israel’s effort to locate Hamas underground terror tunnels. Speaking after the announcement of the discovery of a terror tunnel reaching 90 feet into Israel from the Gaza Strip, Netanyahu boasted that the breakthrough had occurred only days earlier, making it a light-speed pace between pointing out the nee... more »

A WEEK IN THE LIFE: Steve Kornacki forced to recite!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016Part 2—What the staffers wrote:* Last Monday, April 12, a certain major cable news star enjoyed a much-deserved day of rest. Steve Kornacki took her place on her eponymous cable news show. As such, he was forced to read the politically-careful drivel concocted by the major star's horrible staff. Poor Kornacki! As a company man, he was even forced to read this at one point: "All right. We have a big update tonight on a story we've been following closely on this show. It concerns one of the great Washington D.C. scandals of modern times." To which great Was... more »

The Origin of Economic Failures and Depressions

Len Hart at The Existentialist Cowboy - 13 hours ago
The Origin of Economic Failures and Depressions*by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy* Forbidden Planet is a class Sci-Fi tour de force staring Leslie Nielson, Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis. Released in 1956, it holds up surprisingly well against Star Wars, the Star Trek series and even the most recent digital entries into the genre. The story of Dr. Morbius, re-discovering the technological marvels of a lost race of Krell on the distant distant planet Altair, is updated Shakespeare: The Tempest! Forbidden Planet excels in special effects, but it's enduring fascinations is to be ... more »

Yet another yawn

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
And Samira Ahmed's interview with James Stephenson ended with this question: *Briefly. Two-and-a-half months to go. Are you worried about fatigue? Not just in terms of the audience but also for yourselves?* Mr. Stephenson didn't think so.

"Mishal Husain will be looking into migration"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
That edition of Samira Ahmed's *Newswatch *included an interview with James Stephenson, News Editor for BBC News and Current Affairs (the man who has just made anti-UKIP Jasmine Lawrence his deputy). During the interview he said that the BBC will be broadcasting more EU referendum-related programmes like *Europe: Them or Us *over the coming weeks, and that "Mishal Husain will be looking into migration". Wonder if that's anything to do with the BBC's *World on the Move Day *- an all-day, multi-platform 'event' focusing on migration that will fill the BBC's airwaves on 16 May? The B... more »

Another yawn

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Just another example of 'the BBC yawn'... Here's how Samira Ahmed began the *Newswatch*'s section on the BBC's EU referendum coverage last Friday: *If you've already had it up to here with the build-up to June's referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, beware! The official campaign has only just started.*

Vice President Biden: U.S. Feels 'Overwhelming Frustration' With Israeli Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. feels 'overwhelming frustration' with Israeli government - Biden* U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday acknowledged "overwhelming frustration" with the Israeli government and said the systemic expansion of Jewish settlements was moving Israel toward a dangerous "one-state reality" and in the wrong direction. Addressing the J Street lobby group in Washington, Biden said despite disagreements with Israel over settlements or the Iran nuclear deal, the United States had an obligation to push Israel toward a two-state solution to end the conflict between Israelis a... more »

Utah Governor to Sign Anti-Porn Law Today

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: porn] Utah is poised to become the first state to formally recognize what many marriage counselors and pro-family groups say are the harms of pornography. Governor Gary Herbert is expected to sign both a resolution today acknowledging the addictive harms of...more »

Origins Of Iraq’s Ethnosectarian Quota System

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq’s ethnosectarian quotas are a mainstay of the country’s political system. There are arguments going on about it right now as Prime Minister Haidar Abadi is unsuccessfully trying to name his own ministers without having to follow them. Most people blame the American Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) for institutionalizing the quotas when it put together the Iraqi Governing Council based upon sect and ethnicity, which was then duplicated in the interim government led by Iyad Allawi and every administration afterward. What is far less known is that the opposition to Saddam c... more »

Judge Refuses To Jail Teenager Who Stabbed Paedophile

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A UK Judge has refused to jail a teenager for stabbing the paedophile who abused her as a child and has even offered to pay her court fine. At Bradford Crown Court yesterday, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC told the 15-year-old schoolgirl: “It would be a disgrace to send a survivor like you to prison”, despite the fact she had attacked the 56 year old man in his own home. The girl was 14 when she used a large kitchen knife to stab the man who had sexually assaulted her when she was eight-years-old. The Mail Online reports: And he refused to impose a mandatory victim surcharge on th... more »

How did two papers on same gene with different authors, publishers, end up with identical retraction notices?

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Here’s an interesting case: We’ve found two retracted papers that describe the same gene, and both have nearly identical retraction notices. What’s unusual is that the two papers don’t have any authors in common, and appeared in two different journals published by two different companies. The cause of both papers’ demise: Plagiarism, and use of unpublished data […] The post How did two papers on same gene with different authors, publishers, end up with identical retraction notices? appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Journalist sentenced to two years in prison for helping Anonymous No Deal: Doha Talks End Without Agreement The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses To Release Her Wall Street Transcripts Saudi King And Princes Blackmail The U.S. Government: What Happens Next Beverly Hills plans to use driverless cars for public transport The IMF shuts down rumors of a secret G-20 meeting to 'take down' the dollar Riot erupts in Cairo after policeman kills man over cup of tea Another European city will experiment with giving people unconditional free money Uganda's only cancer trea... more »

Judge Ignores Federal Law and Allows Sandy Hook Gun Case to Proceed

Hans von Spakovsky at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bushmaster AR-15 found at Sandy Hook Elementary School] There is no doubt that what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 12, 2012, was a horrible event and a terrible tragedy for the parents of the children murdered by Adam Lanza, a mentally disturbed young man. But... more »

Israeli Girl Discovers Ancient Egyptian Amulet In Time for Passover

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Neshama Spielman, 12 years old and from Jerusalem, holding the amulet bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler, Thutmose III.] JERUSALEM (AP) -- A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an initiative... more »

World News Briefs -- April 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Obama Calls on Putin to Help Reduce Violence in Syria After Peace Talks Stall* WASHINGTON — President Obama had “an intense conversation” with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday in which he expressed concern on the eve of his visit to the Middle East and Europe about the fragile Syrian peace talks and increased violence in Ukraine, White House officials said. In a strongly worded statement, the White House said that Mr. Obama had urged Mr. Putin to use his influence with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to press him to stop attacks against opposit... more »

Second ISIS Drone Shot Down In 24 Hours Over Anbar

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
ISIS militants are using drone warfare more widely in Iraq and Syria as the group comes under increasing military pressure from all sides. The Iraqi army in western Anbar has shot down its second ISIS unmanned aerial vehicle during the past 24 hours, according to a senior commander. Abna24 reports: The commander of Anbar Operations Command, General Ismail al-Mahalawi, said in a press statement that the Iraqi soldiers shot down an ISIL UAV by medium and light weapons over al-Ameriyat, 23 km South of Fallujah. “This was the second ISIL drone that has been shot down by the army in Anba... more »

Memphis Smells the Coffee After the Pot Boils Over

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
With 45 cash-sucking corporate charters in operation, and with tens of thousands of children placed into penal school environments with no oversight, and with thousands of experienced teachers replaced by untrained temps, and with hundreds of millions of dollars poured into local and out-of-state charter businesses with nothing to show for it, and with dozens of communities disrupted by school closures, and with parents and teachers ready to burn down the Board of Education, the Shelby County school administration has finally admitted what we have been saying for a long, long time. ...more »

Presidential Front-Runners Flip-Flop on Abortion

Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken January 25, 2013, these women held signs that told people they regretted their abortions near the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.] The recent Wisconsin primary was a serious setback for the front-runners of both parties. Donald Trump's momentum toward the 1,237 delegates needed for the Republican nomination was slowed by Ted Cruz's victory, and Hillary Clinton lost yet again to Bernie... more »

Five Dead in Record Houston Flood

MICHAEL GRACZYK & NOMAAN MERCHANT at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Margarita Uribe, left, and her husband, Juan Juarez, wade through floodwaters as they evacuate their flooded apartment complex Monday, April 18, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)] HOUSTON (AP) -- As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation’s fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least five people dead, Houston’s mayor said there was no immedia... more »

Can Bernie Pull It Off Today? The Whole Establishment Is Gunning For Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I'm sure Trump gets a million voters at every rally he does, by 28,000 was pretty impressive for Prospect Park, as 27,000 had been in Washington Square Park. Today's the day of reckoning for New York Democrats. There are no independents voting today to steer them away from making a tragic error. It's all up to New Yorkers. Are they going to pick a selfless man of the people or a ruthless, grasping, self-serving life-long elitist? It shouldn't be a difficult choice. But the Real Clear Politics average bespeaks badly of what the result may be. Hillary has maintained a double digit ... more »

Swedish Minister Who Compared Israel to Nazi Germany, Resigns

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Sweden’s minister for housing and IT has announced he is stepping down following a week of controversies including the emergence of footage where he compared the treatment of Palestinians by Israel to that of the Jews by the Nazis. Mehmet Güner Kaplan recently come under fire for his alleged ties to Islamic organisations and Turkish ultranationalists. The pressure increased over the weekend when Swedish media published seven-year-old footage of him comparing Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians to the Nazis persecution of the Jews. Known as a passionate advocate of an independ...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Rich eccentric takes on a racist university* *The pro-Jewish and anti-Asian admission policies of Harvard are grotesque and Ron Unz has done good work in exposing them. As Harvard was pro-Nazi in the '30s it is perhaps some justice that Jews are now favoured there. But there is NO justice in keeping a low cap on Asian student numbers.Ron Unz's attempt now to get on the Harvard Board of Overseers is an obvious next step towards pushing Harvard towards racial justice so the powers that be are very keen to block him. And the opposition to him is very "ad hominem". His ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces participate in a training exercise as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter observes at the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service Academy on the Baghdad Airport Complex, July 23, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/CAROLYN KASTER/POOL *Bloomberg*: *U.S. Troops Get Closer to Iraqi Front Lines After Obama Move* * Adding 217 troops brings force to 4,087, Pentagon says * It doesn't change `basic elements' of strategy, Earnest says President Barack Obama’s approval of Pentagon efforts to intensify the U.S. effort in Iraq may matter less for the small contingent of troops be... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Could climate change lead to more food? Increased carbon dioxide could help wheat, rice and soybeans grow more efficiently* *This study very cautiously states the bleeding obvious but it is a nice change to see the modellers getting closer to reality -- after the barrage of one-eyed Greenie claims that global warming will create food shortages* Bringing drought and increased temperatures, climate change has been widely portrayed as a force that will leave staple food crops struggling in many areas where they are grown today. But a new study has shown that increasing levels of... more »

Highlights of the Supreme Court Oral Argument on Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Elizabeth Slattery at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Immigration Supreme Court] The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case brought by Texas and 25 other states challenging the Obama administration's attempt to give legal status and work authorizations to more than four million illegal immigrants. At the argument, the justices... more »

Man Suspected of Plotting ISIS Attack on US Capitol Appears Competent to Stand Trial

Dan Sewell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - This Jan. 14, 2016, booking file photo made available by the Boone County Jail in Burlington, Ky., shows Christopher Lee Cornell on the anniversary of his arrest by FBI agents who said he bought weapons for an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Cornell, a suburban Cincinnati man, the beard and long hair he had when arrested gone, has been calling himself again by his birth name and appears competent to stand trial on charges that he plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, according to testimony Monday, April 18, 2016. (Boone County Jail via A... more »

Brazil President Defiant After Impeachment Vote, Says She Won’t Quit

JENNY BARCHFIELD at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a press conference about her impeachment process, at Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Monday, April 18, 2016. President Rousseff appeared on the verge of losing office after a congressional vote to impeach her and signs suggested only tenuous support for her in the Senate, which will decide whether to remove her amid a political and economic crisis. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)] BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Expressing outrage over the congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff says ... more »

Video: What Hillary Clinton Really Represents

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
In the following video Abby Martin explores the former secretary of States close ties to Wall Street and large multinational corporations to reveal how the Clinton’s multi-million-dollar political machine operates. Hillary Clinton is not a candidate of the people….. she has been preparing for the role of CEO to ‘Big Money’ interests. (scroll down for video) teleSUR reports: Digging deep, Abby 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 inst... more »

Justice For Omar Khadr

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Trudeau government recently announced that it would not pursue the appeal of Omar Khadr's release on bail. That's a good first step, Gerry Caplan writes. But there's more that needs to be done. Consider the history: The Afghan firefight in which an American soldier was killed was actually his first and only battle. Mr. Khadr himself was badly wounded. There is at least a reasonable possibility he did not kill Sgt. Christopher Speer at all. Under the Geneva Conventions, which govern the rules of war, soldiers who kill other soldiers in battle are not committing crimes. Otherwis... more »

Recycled Airplane Crafts

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
I love to create with my kids and our favorite kind of creation is recycling old bottles and other things from around our house. We love to make something fun or useful out of a used up bottle of lotion or toilet paper roll. While our city does take recyclables, they can't take everything, and reusing containers in crafts is not only fun, but it keeps things out of landfills. The best part of recycled airplanes and rockets is that after you are done playing with them, as long as you used markers or washi tape to create them, you can toss them in the recycling bin for an extra dos... more »

!0 Health Benefits Of Dandelion Root by Diane Herrington

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
Click on the image to make it more readable10 Dandelion Root Health Benefitsby Diana Herrington Real Food For Life, 4 June 2012 The dandelion Root is a very economical herb considering that it is a weed that most of us dig and get rid of! I have been eating it for years. Dandelion is a great spring tonic for our bodies; it helps the transition from winter to the warmer season, by nourishing and balancing the blood so it will flow better and keep us cooler in the summer season. *10 Health Benefits of Dandelion Root:* 1. Widely recognized as a liver tonic as it nourishes the liver... more »

Aftershocks Rattle Japan as Deaths From Quakes Rise to 45

MARI YAMAGUCHI at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: People line up for rations in Kumamoto, Japan Tuesday, April 19, 2016. About 100,000 evacuees from a pair of powerful earthquakes in Japan have been enduring chilly weather, some sleeping outdoors or in their cars. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT] MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) -- Japan’s southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock Tuesday and searchers found a woman’s body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to 45. More than 100,000 evacuees, some... more »

Immigrant Kids Placed With Adults Who Are in U.S. Illegally

Amy Taxin at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Immigration_Customs_900] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally, federal data reviewed by The Associated Press show. The government... more »

Dozens Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Security Agency

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Taliban Flag] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Armed militants in Afghanistan staged a coordinated assault on a government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attack, including... more »

Standoff Halts Traffic, Work for Hours at California Capitol

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: California Capitol Mall streetview - iStock_000047091824_900] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A vehicle covered in scribbled writing blocked traffic across from the California Capitol on Monday, stopping traffic for hours, leading police to close nearby businesses and disrupting some government operations as officers tried to talk to... more »

Afghan Security Agency Targeted By Suicide Bomber. Dozens Killed And Hundreds Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Kabul Explosion Leaves Dozens Dead and Hundreds Hurt* KABUL, Afghanistan — Hundreds of people were wounded and dozens were killed on Tuesday in central Kabul, as a huge explosion struck during the morning rush hour. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul’s police chief, Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi, said 28 people, most of them civilians, had been killed. But that number was expected to rise, as health officials said 327 people had been wounded. The blast happened in a crowded area, near several government offices and a busy bus stop. Sediq Sediqqi...more »

Only psychopaths may want to remove Golan Heights from Israel

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
John Kerry and similarly incredible aßholes have created a significant fraction of the havoc in the Middle East in recent years. The success of Daesh, the most dangerous and fanatical Islamist movement of recent centuries (no, these losers haven't beaten the evil of Prophet Mohammed yet), may be partly blamed on the illogical or irresponsible U.S. support for various radicals in recent 15 years or so. Despite many efforts, the map of the territory once known as "Iraq and Syria" looks extremely chaotic – and the most evil and fanatical controllers of large areas happen to remarkably ... more »

Appeals Court Upholds $1B NFL Concussion Settlement

MaryClaire Dale at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: NFL, National Football League] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history. The decision released Monday comes... more »

Leaked Documents Show That One In 10 Islamic State Recruits Are Willing To Be Suicide Bombers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
CTC report reveals diversity of fighters in the Islamic State. Get to know them: https://t.co/m3fVDwWPc5 #InsideIS pic.twitter.com/0uUyfw3FM2 — CTC at West Point (@CTCWP) April 18, 2016 *Daily Mail:** Leaked ISIS recruitment files reveal a 70-year-old, a beekeeper and a drug dealer are among its volunteers - but only one in 10 are willing to be suicide bombers* * Files reveal the bizarre personal circumstances and professions of fighters * A beekeeper and a former hashish dealer were among those to volunteer * The leaked documents of 22,000 ISIS fighters first surfaced in March * S... more »

A Russian - Ukraine Prisoner Swap?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
© Alexei Nikolsky/TASS *DW: **Putin and Poroshenko discuss possible prisoner swap* The Kremlin says the fate of a Ukrainian pilot jailed in Russia and two Russians tried in Ukraine have been discussed by both leaders. Poroshenko has previously mooted a prisoner swap. Moscow said the topic came up in a phone call between the two leaders Monday, the same day two Russians were sentenced to 14 years in prison for fighting in Ukraine's rebel east (court hearing pictured). Their jailing follows the conviction of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, who last month was found guilty in conn... more »

Keeping tabs on 'Newsnight' (update)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Regular readers yma (or may not) be wondering whatever happened to *ITBB*'s *Newsnight *survey, which has looked at every Brexit-discussing interview on *Newsnight* since the start of the year so to try and determine, once and for all, if the programme has a pro-EU bias - especially in light of this June's EU referendum. I left off about three weeks ago (since 29 March) when the list of guests showed (Remain/Leave-wise) the following 'balance': *28* Pro-Remain *17 *Pro-Leave *7 *Questionable What's happened since (*not* counting last night's EU special, as that will be included ... more »

President Obama Is Getting Ready To Travel To The Middle East To Reassure Allies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the door of Air Force One as he ends his visit to Cuba, at Havana's international airport, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA *Reuters*: *With alliances strained, Obama seeks to reassure Gulf states on Iran* President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a familiar message: the United States will not abandon its Gulf allies in their struggle against Iran, a regional power they fear is seeking to undermine their security. Tired of what they see as a reduced commitment to old U.S. allies, riled by comments Obama made about... more »

"I think Israeli buses catch fire quite often"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Here's veteran BBC reporter Hugh Sykes reacting on Twitter to the latest terrorist atrocity:


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
*The Times *has a dramatic lead story today. A leaked Home Office report has found that Muslim chaplains appointed by the Ministry of Justice routinely distribute Islamist hate literature in British prisons. According to Andrew Norfolk, the paper's splendid chief investigative reporter: The findings will heighten concerns about over-representation among Muslim prison chaplains of clerics from the Deobandi sect, a conservative and traditionally anti-British movement founded 150 years ago in colonial south Asia. Deobandi seminaries produce 80 per cent of UK-trained Islamic schola... more »

President Obama Comments On The 9/11 Report's 28 Classified Pages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*CBS*:* Obama weighs in on 28 classified pages of 9/11 report* President Obama on Monday said the director of national intelligence will soon complete a review of 28 pages of a redacted congressional report on 9/11 that a number of current and former lawmakers, U.S. officials and victims' families want declassified. In an interview with CBS News' Charlie Rose, the president was asked if he has read the 28 pages. "I have a sense of what's in there. But this has been a process which we generally deal with through the intelligence community and Jim Clapper, our director of national ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: April 19, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Marine-900] A U.S. Marine provides security as amphibious assault vehicles pass below during an exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California on March 29, 2016. Thanks to Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero for capturing this image!

President Obama: 'Mosul Will Fall By End Of Year'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CBS*: *Obama expects progress in battle against ISIS in Mosul by end of year* President Obama on Monday suggested the administration will achieve significant progress in the battle to take back Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by the end of the year. "My expectation is that by the end of the year, we will have created the conditions whereby Mosul will eventually fall," Mr. Obama said in a wide-ranging interview from The White House with CBS News' Charlie Rose. "As we see the Iraqis willing to fight and gaining ground we must make sure that we are providing t... more »

Heavenletter #5624 - Be an Alchemist

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
*Heavenletter #5624 Be an Alchemist* *April 18, 2016* God said: Everything you choose in life is your choice. Here's what I mean: If you are sad, you chose sadness. If you can choose sadness, you can choose happiness. Your life is based on your choices. Under all circumstances, you have choices to make. Your experience and the world itself may tell you that under certain circumstances, you can only be unhappy. To believe that or not believe that is also a choice you make. If you can choose anger, you can choose peace. You may say you can't help anger. You may say you do not choo... more »

Heart Shaped Sunspot lets loose...

        AMERICAN KABUKI at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
*Space Weather News for April 18, 2016* http://spaceweather.com https://www.facebook.com/spaceweatherdotcom *SOLAR FLARE UPDATE:* NOAA forecasters say that a CME hurled into space by today's M6.7-flare might deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on April 20th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras during a possible G1-class geomagnetic storm. BIG SUNSPOT ERUPTS: Surprise! Quiet sunspot AR2529 isn't so quiet, after all. The heart-shaped active region erupted on April 18th (00:39 UT), producing a strong M6.7-class solar flare and shortwave radio blacko...more »

A Commentary On Syria`s Future

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Kobani, Syria. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times *Thanassis Cambanis, New York Times*:* Syria’s Future: A Black Hole of Instability* BEIRUT, Lebanon — NOOR, who is a commander in a pro-government militia near Damascus, thinks that President Bashar al-Assad will prevail in Syria’s civil war. But even so, he thinks it will take his country a generation to recover. “After we finish this war, we’ll spend another 10 years cleaning up the thugs and warlords on our own side,” he told me when I met him in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, in an apartment ove... more »

INCONCLUSIVE best UFO sightings

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 22 hours ago

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 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 »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 c... more »

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

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

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 Going Into Today’s New York Primaries

JULIE PACE & JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Is Monsanto's glyphosate the true cause of sensitivity to glutenous foods?

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