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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

21 April - Blogs I'm Following

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10:26pm MDST

If Character Matters New Dem Darren Soto Will Never Be A Florida Congressman

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 26 minutes ago
Recently, Wall Street's congressional branch, the New Democratic Coalition, a grouping of corrupt right-of-center Democrats called the New Dems, released a list of candidates they have vetted and found Republican-lite enough and prone enough towards the corruption the group thrives on to endorse. No one was in the slightest bit surprised to find Florida state Senator Darren Soto's name on the list. We've been warning Democrats in the Orlando area since back in December that Soto is bad news-- unless you're the NRA, in which case Darren Soto is your kind of candidate. Oddly, Soto a... more »

U.S. Air Force Drop Goes Wrong .... Terribly Wrong. Results In 'Raining Humvees'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
*RT*: *Cloudy with a chance of Humvees: Military vehicles plummet from sky in failed air drill (VIDEO)* It was raining Humvees last week when a US Army training exercise at Hohenfels military base in Germany went wrong. Three military vehicles detached from their parachute systems and crashed violently to the ground. An airborne drill at Hohenfels – the main headquarters of the US Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center – went wrong when C-130 Hercules tactical airlifters began to put HMMWV (Humvee) military off-roaders on the ground. As a result, three improperly-fastened ve...more »

More Images Of A T-90 Tank That Was Hit By A U.S.-Made Missile In Syria Have Surfaced

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 29 minutes ago
Southern #Aleppo: #Nusra captured a T-90 tank from #Assad forces in #Al_Eis 3 days ago. #Syria pic.twitter.com/RDRlcgaQNh — WorldOnAlert (@worldonalert) April 19, 2016 *Defense Tech*:* More Images Surface of Damaged Russian Tank in Syria* More images purporting to show a damaged Russian-made T-90 tank in Syria are surfacing on social media. On Tuesday, the Twitter account WorldOnAlert posted the following tweet and stated the vehicle was captured on or around April 16 in the town of Al-Eis near southern Aleppo by militants affiliated with the Al-Nusra Front, also known as al-Qaed... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #151 Japan Earthquake NOT a NukeThe Red and Green Dragon Societies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 59 minutes ago
*Ben Fulford wrote: Red and Green Asian secret societies under new leadership promise to “make the earth tremble” Are these two societies out of unity with the Draco Max? * *Was it a nuke that triggered the recent Japan quake?* *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. THE RED AND GREEN ASIAN SECRET SOCIETIES ARE ALIGNED WITH THE DRACO/ORION NOT YET IN UNITY WITH THE DRACOMAX. * *IT WAS NOT A "NUKE" THAT TRIGGERED THE JAPAN QUAKE. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X. END.*

The Paris Agreement: When is a treaty not a treaty?

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 hour ago
Tomorrow is Earth Day, and there is a push in the climate community to encourage states to sign and ultimately ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change. With each of the last 11 months having been the hottest months on record and 93% of Australia’s Great Barrier reef experiencing “coral bleaching” from record-breaking hot ocean temperatures, […]

Musical Interlude: Epic Goodnight, “Lucid Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Epic Goodnight, “Lucid Dream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie_dGEAv04k

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Comet C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS) poses for a Messier moment in this telescopic snapshot from April 18. In fact it shares the 1.5 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th century comet-hunting astronomer's famous catalog. Outward bound and sweeping through northern skies just below the Big Dipper, the fading visitor to the inner Solar System was about 18 light-minutes from our fair planet. *Click image for larger size.* Dusty, edge-on spiral galaxy Messier 108 (upper right) is more like 45 million light-years away. A planetary nebula with an aging but intensely ... more »

"Amazing Interactive Space Map Lets Users Navigate The Galaxy In Incredible Detail"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Amazing Interactive Space Map Lets Users* * Navigate The Galaxy In Incredible Detail"* By Ellie Zolfagharifard "If you ever need a reminder of just how tiny we are relative to the universe, then take a look at this. The interactive Google map called *‘100,000 Stars’*, provides a spectacular fly-through of our galaxy. Taking users on an inspiring journey, it reveals, in incredible graphic detail, the vast distances which lie between our home and alien planets. Zooming out provides a dizzying look at the galactic plane and the Milky Way, which is home up to 400 billion stars - the ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Out Of Eden”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
* “Out Of Eden”* by Chet Raymo “The Maori of New Zealand imagined the original man with his head planted firmly in the earth, an ocean issuing from his mouth, in his groin a gum tree, clouds on his feet. What are we to make of this upside-down Adam? No head-in-the-clouds this fellow. His tattooed noggin is fixed in the soil like a tuber. Arms spread like an ocean-going outrigger canoe. Heart and lungs smoldering in the hearth of his chest. Only the soles of his feet keeping the sky from crushing him out. Looks good to me. Humankind as integral to nature. Earth, water, fire, air. T... more »

More Great "holes in annual data"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
from Alaska: Alaska officials have canceled the state’s computer-based standardized testing for the year, citing repeated technical problems that were interrupting students’ exams, throwing schools into chaos and threatening the validity of results. “I don’t believe under the circumstances that the assessment we were administering was a valid assessment,” Susan McCauley, interim commissioner of the state education department, said in an interview Tuesday. “Validity relies on a standardized assessment condition, and things were anything but standardized in Alaska last week.” The ca... more »

"The Moral Imperative..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative, was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act." - Barbara Hall

EPA Head Admits Clean Power Plan Wouldn’t Impact Global Warming

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks as Food Bank of Eastern Michigan President and CEO Bill Kerr listens in Flint, Mich. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show McCarthy warned in September that the Flint water crisis could "get very big very quickly." McCarthy responded Sept. 26 to messages notifying her that the city's water had high levels of lead and that it had been detected in the blood of some children. McCarthy is scheduled to testify Thursday March 16, 2016, before a U.S. House committee looking i... more »

The Global Warming/Climate Change Fraud: Alberta Canada Residents Are About To Be Fleeced By The Scam Of "Carbon Taxes"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
Everyone with two brain cells to rub together should know by now that the entire "Climate Change" aka "Global Warming" fear mongering is a sham.... It is so surprising to still see the rejects from clown college that are promoting this fraud out there trying their best to still convince a more skeptical audience that we must do something to "stop the planet from overheating" when we find more and more evidence every year that the planet is absolutely NOT about to overheat, but in fact is about to enter a long cooling trend.... But as a Canadian, I have long been worried about what t... more »

Election 21, Duterte and the Australian, US Ambassadors' comment on rape joke

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 2 hours ago
Here is one news report when the Australian Ambassador, then US Ambassador to the Philippines, briefly commented on that "rape joke" by Duterte. *"US Ambassador Philip Goldberg echoed the statement issued by Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, who criticized Duterte for saying that he should have been the first to rape Jacqueline Hamill, an Australian missionary who worked in Davao City.* *“Rape and murder should never be joked about or trivialized. Violence against women and girls is unacceptable anytime, anywhere,” Gorely posted on her Twitter account on Monday.* *“I can only a... more »

Why Russian President Putin Must Step Back From Permitting His Fighter Jets To Conduct Close Encounters With U.S. Ships And Planes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft making a very low pass close to the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in this picture taken April 12, 2016 and released April 13, 2016. REUTERS/US NAVY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Peter Apps, Reuters:* *Commentary: Why Vladimir Putin should rein in his 'Top Guns'* In the movie Top Gun, there is a running gag in which hotshot fighter pilot "Maverick" - played by Tom Cruise - insists on repeatedly "buzzing" U.S. Navy control towers in his F-14 Tomcat. Every time he achieves so... more »

Great Barrier Reef Hysteria.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 2 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* The alarmists never rest. Despite UNESCOgiving the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) a clean bill of health alarmist scientists have increased their doom and gloom propaganda. Members of the James Cook University centre for excellence for coral reef studies, Andrew Baird and Terry Hughes have declared the reef has been all but destroyed by man-made global warming. When professor Hughes advised his students of the parlous state of the GBR there wasn’t a dry eye in the lecture theatre. This current bleaching has been a bad one. The El Niño which has caused it was as big as the ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #150 The Singer Prince R.I.P. 1958-2016

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago

Friday Morning Ramble: 22.04.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Thought for the week: *“Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money --- only for wanting to keep your own.”* ~ Joseph Sobran *A few other things I ran out of time to yak about with you this week. Things like …* ANZAC Day…! - *Countdown to Anzac Day* - *Q: But what were the ANZACs fighting *for*?* - *Q: So why were Britain and NZ at war with Turkey at all?* - *Q: So why was WWI so calamitous?* - *The Day Classical Liberalism Died* - *The Horsemen of non-apocalypse* - *War and Peace* - *Lest we forget* - *“...the... more »

Video on the I-Beam

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
Although I do not wish to get involved in a long discussion about the nonsense of the Alien Autopsy, I had mentioned that the word, “video” in a stylized form appeared in the tent footage. Without taking a great deal of time on this, I found a photograph, published in *Roswell Alien Autopsy* by Philip Mantle, and published Noe Torres at RoswellBooks.com, which I mention in case anyone wishes to see the evidence about the film laid out carefully and precisely. First is the whole picture that appears in the book. It shows the I-beam with the word on it, together with other bits and p... more »

The Black Vault and MJ-12

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
John Greenewald of Black Vault fame has posted this to various UFO sites and I post it here for the convenience of the readers. John wrote: I wanted to share with you all something that took quite a few years to complete. I chased after the FBI Files for all of the alleged members of MJ-12. What I found interesting beyond the fact that they pretty much all had files – many of them (or portions thereof) were destroyed at some time in the past. Some of the dates, you can argue were around the time the MJ-12 documents originally surfaced, and began gaining traction (though, of course... more »

U.S. Air Force Does Not Want To Disclose How Much The B-21 Bomber Will Cost

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Source: U.S. Air Force *Bloomberg*: *Air Force Says Disclosing Bomber's Secret Cost Would Aid Enemies* * Contract value said to give clues to plane's weight, payload * Release of U.S. contract award to Northrop sought by McCain The Air Force won’t make public the contract value of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s winning bid for the B-21 bomber, saying that would make it “decisively easier” for U.S. adversaries to determine the stealth aircraft’s range and weapons payload. There is a “strong correlation between the cost of an air vehicle and its total weight,” Randall Walden, director of ... more »

A Few Minutes Of Prince Recollections

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Once I worked on a Jesuit-owned radio station and I played the above version of "Let's Pretend We're Married" and was told I'd be suspended if I ever played it again. So I did-- every time I went on the air for a year. They only suspended me once though. I bet YouTube takes the clip down within days-- if not hours. I was shocked when I heard Prince had died today. I was more shocked to hear he was 57. I always though of him as 40 years younger than that. I didn't know Prince well, but no one working at Warner Bros in the '80s didn't know something about the mythical Prince. Actua... more »

President Obama Arrives In London To Argue The Case For Britain To Stay In The EU

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One as he arrives at Stansted Airport near London, Britain, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls *Reuters:* *Obama arrives in London on mission to persuade UK voters to stay in EU* U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in London on Thursday with a mission - to persuade British voters not to ditch membership of the European Union in a referendum that Washington fears could weaken the West. His visit is a welcome one for Prime Minister David Cameron, leading the "In" campaign, but has drawn scorn from those arguing that B... more »

The Prince

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq and maybe Mosul Dam

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
Oh, did I say* the annexation of Mosul?* Why yes, yes I did clearly say *“Gearing up for the annexation of Mosul”.* *Complete with ethnic cleansing*. *As the US led NATO terror organization continues on with Sykes Picot 2-* *Was realizing how the taking of Mosul will bring this most recent NATO episode in Iraq full circle and signal the final blow to Iraq- Using the Fall of Mosul to ISIS in 2014 as the starting point-* *June 11/2014 The fall of Mosul. Who benefits and who does not. Updated!* *Nearly two years ago I opened that post with these thoughts:* * " So, I'm reading on the... more »

big breasts not the solution

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
if only she was lying by me with a life jacet because her breasts so beautiful did not provide adeqate flotation \ for global warriming we need a smaller breast appoach to save this movie

April 21: Enough!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Canada ranks fourteenth out of sixteen comparable nations for its reduction of greenhouse emissions. The U.S., not suprisingly, is last. The reality is that after all these decades of conferences and promises and talks, nothing has been done. And the clock is ticking. There's a lesson in that for the Dominic Cardys of this world. There is no point whatever in having a new political party if it's going to have the same, failed policies as the two major parties. Dominic Cardy thinks it unwise to have a more ambitious programme on climate control than the other, two parties? Okay. So w... more »

why is my iinterent so all tower

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
ya I a svd lolts of menthy buy noty down side if there is any expt beig beig bobi liker love iiker bake not cooked

"Using Our Own Minds: The Ultimate Authority"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Using Our Own Minds: The Ultimate Authority"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Input from experts is valuable but our own sense of the truth is ultimately the most important. To a certain degree, we rely on other people’s accounts of reality to inform us of the nature of the universe. For example, we can’t all be molecular physicists, but we can benefit from taking their findings to heart. In the same way, we often look to teachers, various leaders, and gurus to tell us about the path to enlightenment and the nature of the realm of spirit. While this input from experts is undeniab... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Amman, Al Balqa', Jordan. Thanks for stopping by!

The Economy: "Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar? Geopolitical Moves 'Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony'“

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Is This The End Of The U.S Dollar?* * Geopolitical Moves 'Obliterate U.S Petrodollar Hegemony'“* by Mac Slavo "It seems the end really is nigh for the U.S. dollar. And the mudfight for global dominance and currency war couldn’t be more ugly or dramatic. The Saudis are now openly threatening to take down the U.S. economy in the ongoing fallout over collapsing oil prices and tense geopolitical events involving the 9/11 cover-up. The New York Times reports: "Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ w... more »

George Carlin, "The American Dream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*VERY STRONG Language Alert!* George Carlin, "The American Dream" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-14SllPPLxY

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Nick Paton Walsh, CNN:* *Analysis: Afghanistan must recognize Taliban are winning* (CNN)It is a war of perception, you repeatedly hear: that the perception the Taliban are winning means the Taliban are winning. There is some logic to this thesis, which is often heard from government and other Afghanistan officials in Kabul, in that those on the fence head to the winning side of the insurgency. Yet it begins to fall apart when the mantra overtakes the grasp on reality. The Taliban do look a lot like they are winning. It is a grotesque slow grind, their pursuit of victory. Tuesday... more »

Jewish Family Makes Claims to Prized Passover Manuscript

DANIEL ESTRIN at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Passover Manuscript - 900] JERUSALEM (AP) -- The grandchildren of one of the earliest Jewish victims of the Nazis are laying claim to a jewel of Israel’s top museum: the world’s oldest illustrated Passover manuscript. The descendants of a German Jewish lawmaker say the... more »

Rest In Peace Sweet Prince

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Purple Rain

Me I connect with you

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
I connect to you like no human has ever breached that wall I connect to you like elemental and thats something special I have no way to measure this connection so I will just label it special and love you appropriately

Turkey Wants To Curtail Freedom Of Expression In Netherlands

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
President Recep Erdogan’s critics on social media in the Netherlands are to be reported to Turkey’s General Consulate in Rotterdam, according to Dutch media. Russia Today reports: Ankara’s office has reportedly emailed a number of Turkish organizations in the European country, urging their employees to warn the consulate of any “insulting” messages received via personal online accounts. Turkey’s Consulate General to Rotterdam asks Turks in Netherlands to be informer about people who insult Erdogan! pic.twitter.com/JwfDSdVget — Celil (@csagir2015) April 21, 2016 According to the lett... more »

Is Hillary Clinton The Future Of The Democratic Party? (A Serious Question-- Not A Joke)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Michael Lind's *NY Times* assertion a few days ago that Trumpism and Clintonism are the future will be looked back on as one of the silliest and most just plain wrong statements of the 2016 election cycle. Both isms are political dead ends, no matter how loudly he insists "Trumpism represents the future of the Republicans and Clintonism the future of the Democrats." If Trumpism is the future of the Republican Party, the party will be as dead as the Whigs-- which thrived during the 1830s, '40s and '50s and elected 4 presidents-- in 2 or 3 cycles. The 4 colossally failed Whig presi... more »

AP Investigation: Firms That Paid for Clinton Speeches Have US Gov’t Interests

Stephen Braun at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Jan. 27, 2014, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans. An Associated Press review finds that most companies and groups that paid for speeches by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lobbied federal agencies. More than one-third are government contractors. Their interests would follow Clinton to the White House should she win election this fall. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- It’s not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democra... more »

PH as 4th biggest shipbuilding nation in the world

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
I saw this article, I shared in my fb wall, and soon, more than four dozen other people including some friends, have re-shared it. People look for good news and they find it, they gladly share. http://www.dk-export.dk/nyt-og-presse/nyheder/$5-billion-maritime-business-in-the-philippines/ Shipbuilding is very energy-intensive. Hence, we need more power capacity, cheaper energy that are available 24/7. I saw Tsuneishi shipbuilding plant in Balamban, Cebu, around 2002 when I joined the UPSE-PDE study tour in Cebu. Not for "ordinary" workers there, required medium to high-skilled lab... more »

Tidal wave standing

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
That's the future that is our present everything we always believed in has fallen down We see that the superheros are just us behind gold curtains and good communications Every talent is comprised or they get a horse head in their bed to let them know on on on no matter what with the show This whole system is breaking down like the ice caps melting it goes slowly drip by drip until it all crashes down and the waves that emanate are to big to be ignored by the holi poli because they still recognise the condition wet World fucked up beyond belief in ways that no war can cure there is ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 21, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama reaffirms U.S. to deter aggression against Gulf Arabs* President Barack Obama pledged to "deter aggression" against Gulf Arab allies increasingly concerned about Iran's influence in the region but did not shy away from raising sensitive issues in talks aimed at addressing recent strains in U.S.-Gulf ties. Obama's visit to Riyadh to meet Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders was aimed at allaying fears in Saudi Arabia and its neighbors that Washington's commitment to their security had diminished. The president also hoped to use his fourth and probably final trip... more »

Macedonia's Political Crisis Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *EU, Macedonia Political Crisis Talks Canceled* *Delay in solving political tensions could destabilize Balkan nation* BRUSSELS—A European Union-led mediation effort to end Macedonia’s political crisis was canceled on Thursday, threatening a further round of protests and political infighting that EU officials have warned could destabilize the country. The EU had invited the leaders of Macedonia’s four main government and opposition parties to a meeting in Vienna on Friday to seek a way out of the latest political tensions. The stalemate began last week when P... more »

Commonly Used Medicines Tied To Brain Changes, For the Worst!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Not for the better folks!* *So please be sure to keep gulping down all those pharmaceuticals...* *When your cognitive function worsens the drug companies can keep making money, treating the symptoms their meds delivered to you! Win/Win for them. (You all know I'm being facetious, right?)* And for what it's worth- I practice that which is preached here- Or I wouldn't be preaching it! Can't even tell you all when it was I last took an aspirin! *Link* *Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked t... more »

The Empire is fallen and I dont know how to behave!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
That's the future that is our present everything we always believed in has fallen down We see that the superheros are just us behind gold curtains and good communications Every talent is comprised or they get a horse head in their bed to let them know on on on no matter what with the show This whole system is breaking down like the ice caps melting it goes slowly drip by drip until it all crashes down and the waves that emanate are to big to be ignored by the holi poli because they still recognise the condition wet World fucked up beyond belief in ways that no war can cure there is ... more »

Former Obama Adviser: We Should Have Just Bombed Assad When We Had the Chance

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Assad - 900] President Barack Obama's former foreign Middle East adviser said in an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that the United States should have launched an assault against Syria back in 2013 for its use of chemical weapons. Philip Gordon, who served as an... more »

Video Of First B-52 Airstrike Against ISIS In Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Pentagon has released a video showing a B-52 bomber eliminating ISIS targets in Iraq. While the US and its coalition partners have waged war on ISIS from the air and the ground, only recently did the legendary B-52 bomber join the fight Business Insider reports: The first video released from the Combined Joint Task Force’s Operation Inherent Resolve shows a departure from the B-52’s carpet bombing strategy of old. Instead, this video shows precision munitions hammering individual targets. The footage below shows a B-52 hammering a ISIS weapon’s storage facility near Qayyarah, Ir... more »

Harriet Tubman Lands on the $20 Bill. Big Media Hides Her Gun Totin’ Christian Zeal

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill - 900] When the elite-driven push to put a woman on some of our currency started, the ideas flew fast and furious. One New York Times columnist had the nerve to suggest that eugenicist and anti-black racist Margaret Sanger be put on... more »

Trump: Transgender People Should Use Whichever Bathroom They Choose

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose, wading into one of the most contentious issues in politics and opposing many in his party.... more »

The Last Original PG Tips Chimpanzee Has Died

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Choppers who was the last of the original PG Tips chimpanzees has died at Twycross Zoo. She was 48 years old and famous for her role as Ada in adverts for a popular tea brand that were broadcast in the 70’s and 80’s Choppers had been left psychologically scarred by her spell in the limelight and had to endure time in rehab to help her mix with other chimps The BBC reports: The zoo said the “much-loved” ape had signs of heart and liver failure and the decision to put her to sleep was made on Wednesday. In 2014, the zoo told the BBC the use of apes on television had been wrong and Cho... more »

Hillary Clinton Won New York, But Her Image Is Underwater

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Reuters Five-Day Tracking Poll through April 19, showing Sanders leading Clinton since early April (source; click to enlarge). Notice that Sanders also led Clinton through most of March, when she was banking all those Deep South delegates.* *by Gaius Publius* That's not my headline at the top of this piece; it's the Washington Post's. The piece I'm about to quote tries to make a couple of points, one of which is that Clinton has now basically won the nomination with a lead that in "all likelihood" will be "insurmountable." We'll see about that after the last person votes — in Ju... more »

Get Goldsmith!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The* World Tonight*'s Andrew Hosken followed up David Cameron's criticisms of Sadiq Khan in the House of Commons by interviewing Suliman Gani, the 'ISIS-supporting' Muslim cleric mentioned by the PM. Even before that interview began Andrew Hosken told Radio 4 "there's not a huge of evidence at all" that Mr Gani supports Islamic State, thus pretty much dismissing the PM's charge from (before) the word go. During the interview, Mr Gani sounded like moderation itself. He said: that he's never campaigned against homosexuality merely against same-sex marriage (just like some Christian... more »

Slightly shaky narrator watch: Professor Dershowitz and the crime bill!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016What he said in real time:* This Monday night, we happened to catch Professor Dershowitz chatting with Don Lemon. Mainly, they were discussing free speech, on campus and elsewhere. At one point, though, the thoughtful professor said this: DERSHOWITZ (4/18/16): *As an liberal Democrat, I wrote against the crime bill in 1994 and 1995. It was a disaster and I was opposed to it* then and I'm glad there's a debate about it. Just don't stop other people from expressing different views. We're not saying that statement is wrong. We just thought you might like to ... more »

Fake Student Jailed For Conning Parents Out Of £250k

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A court in Truro, Cornwall has sentenced a fake student to jail for defrauding her parents out of £250,000 for a pretend degree course at an elite UK university. Nicola Boardman spent the money her parents gave for her education on drugs, weddings and holidays while maintaining a pretense of studying for exams. Devon and Cornwall Police The Week reports: Nicola Boardman, aged 34, told her parents, Frank and Marilyn, that she needed the money for research projects, rent and travel while studying towards a PhD in social sciences at Oxford University. “There were no interviews, no scho... more »

Japan: Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits Fukushima

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck close to the nuclear power plant at Fukushima which was previously destroyed in 2011 by an earthquake and Tsunami The quake struck 62 km from Namie, Fukushima, at 8:19 AM eastern US time, on April 20, 2016 The Japanese Earthquake Center and US Geological Survey have both reported the quake Superstation95 reports: The Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power plant saw three reactors meltdown and explode in March, 2011. Clean-up of the radiation continues to this very day, with spent fuel still remaining in some damaged fuel pools. If those pools are further...more »

Music Legend Prince Passes Away

[image: Prince - 900] CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) -- Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis,... more »

Great New Article From Whitewraithe: I'm Not Mad; I'm Pissed Off!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Yes, Whitewraithe is back... She is starting her new job shortly and has her computer back up... Over the last few days, she has been pouring out a wealth of new articles over at Pragmatic Witness (www.whitewraithe.wordpress.com) and they are indeed worth reading.... But one article in particular caught my eye, and I want to share it here with all of my own readers.. .This one is entitled: "I'm Not Mad, I'm Pissed Off!" and is indeed worth reading... I have it here and of course my own thoughts and comments to follow: “I’m not mad; I am pissed off!” April 20, 2016 / Whitewraithe / ... more »

First choice

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
As per an earlier comment... Stop the presses! You really couldn't make it up. The first 'talking head' on tonight's BBC *News at Six* main report? Yes, Nadiya from 'Great British Bake Off'... ...before any members of the public, before Prince Charles...

Is The American Empire Of Debt About To Collapse?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
**I had to take yesterday to run a few errands and catch up on other business... It does appear that even when I miss ONE day, there is so much trouble happening all over the planet and people expect my input... I am always playing a game of "catching up" so bear with me...* I put out an article last week alerting everyone to the simple fact that the Chinese have had enough of the US dollar's dominance in the world as the world's only "reserve currency" and have themselves launched a brand new Yuan backed fully by China's massive Gold reserves.... This "Gold backed" Yuan is also, un... more »

Commentaries And Analysis On President Obama's Trip To The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
US President Barack Obama (R) meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington Sept. 4, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Gary Cameron) *Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin, L.A. Times*: *Obama’s gulf gambit: More military aid to allies could ease regional rifts with Iran* RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama said Thursday he is “concerned” about whether Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi can hold onto power, and he urged America’s Arab allies in the Persian Gulf to bolster Sunni support for the beleaguered Iraqi leader. Obama’s comments... more »

Israel Confirms Palestinian Man Was Behind Bus Bombing

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: bus bombing - 900] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday confirmed that a 19-year-old Palestinian man carried out a bus bombing in Jerusalem this week, as the Islamic militant group Hamas praised the man as a “martyr” for the attack. Police identified the... more »

Weirdness watch: How weird is the Rachel Maddow Show?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016Last night's first eight minutes:* How weird is the Rachel Maddow Show? Consider the way the program's host burned away her first eight minutes last night. Maddow started in a familiar way. "We've got a big show tonight," she said. "There's a lot going on today in the news. There's a lot going on in politics." Maddow listed a few of the things which were going on in the news. She then burned the next eight minutes ignoring those newsworthy topics. She started in one of her typical ways, discussing something she can't explain—and talking about someone's mu... more »

"Sorry to royalists about Queen round. R4 rescheduled, that ep meant to go next week"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I usually always listen to programmes before posting about them, but in this case I'm going to make an exception.... Wherever I look on social media tonight - whether it be on Twitter or at *Biased BBC* - I'm seeing something of a rare consensus (from Left and Right) about one particular BBC Radio 4 programme: David Baddiel's *Don't Make Me Laugh.* N*o one* seems to have liked it. Some just found it deeply unfunny; others found it grossly distasteful; while most found it be both deeply unfunny *and *grossly distasteful. On the day of the Queen's 90th birthday, the programme apparen... more »

Pink and Turquoise Paper Crane Little Girls Bedroom

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
I am excited to start the tour of our new house on the blog today. I have never loved any room in my house enough to post it before, but after we moved I made it a goal to love each room in my house. Today we are starting with my girls room. Why paper cranes? From an earlier post: I have always had a secret goal of folding 1,000 cranes in my life. It was a goal that I shared with a childhood friend of mine. We grew up and grew apart and I forgot about the goal, but she didn't. She wanted to have 1,000 cranes at her wedding but it didn't end up happening. When she unexpectedly pa... more »

Czechia considers its own space agency

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
According to Space News, Czech deputy prime minister Pavel Bělobrádek (Whitebearded Paul, Christian Democrats, the smallest coalition party – here is why the party isn't larger, those 16% thought that they were asked about Godly Karel Gott) impressed his hosts at the Kennedy Space Center by an excellent idea almost no one in our homeland has heard yet: Czechia should establish its own space research center. At €15 million per year, Czechia's contributions to ESA belong among 3 post-communist countries' funds above €5 million. *Czechia was the third country to land humans at anothe... more »

President Obama Wraps Up A Summit With Gulf Arab Leaders In Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Problems mount for Obama in Syria, Iraq* The Obama administration confronted setbacks Thursday in its efforts to defeat the Islamic State, with reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to support President Bashar Assad as a truce collapsed, and President Obama acknowledging that political paralysis in Iraq is impeding U.S.-led efforts to defeat the militant group. As Mr. Obama wrapped up a summit with Gulf Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, fighting raged across Syria as government forces and rebels geared up for more war. “We’ve been conce... more »

Exclusive: Congresswoman Tells The Stream It’s Time for StemExpress to Come Clean

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: StemExpress, Buyer of Aborted Babies, Says It Will Fight Congressional Subpoena] The Chairwoman of the House’s Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has fired back at the CEO of StemExpress, which the committee is investigating for allegedly profiting off of fetal tissue and the body parts of unborn babies. "I am appalled... more »

Dance to the Tune...or else

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Dance jump when Mr. Big orders you dance to his tune it's the sound of 'freedom' to steal the sound of gunfire bombs bursting in air thru the night his flag is still there Say, by the way, can you see what is really going on? The oligarchs in Washington say there will be no BRICS no multi-polar nothing no competition against their brand corporate capitalism Dance if you want to live to survive to stay in power dance and say yes big daddy is in charge Mr. Big rules yes yes I surrender to your bully power yes I give up Then we wake up yes turns to a firm resolute determined no Keep... more »

Raw files help fix 2003 figure by heart researcher accused of fraud

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A researcher accused of misconduct by an anonymous Japanese blogger has corrected a 2003 paper in Circulation Research, after providing a university investigation with the original source files. Allegations of fraud have dogged Shokei Kim-Mitsuyama for years, and even caused him to step down from his position as editor in chief at another journal. However, Kim-Mitsuyama and his […] The post Raw files help fix 2003 figure by heart researcher accused of fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Happy 90th, Queen Elizabeth!

Martin Benedyk & Jill Lawless at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - Britain's Prince George stands on foam blocks during a photo shoot for the Royal Mail in the summer of 2015 in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in London for a stamp sheet to mark the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The image features four generations of the Royal family, from left, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.] WINDSOR, England (AP) -- Fate unexpectedly made her queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon. Queen Elizabeth II turned 9... more »

A health warning that should be given

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
I've noted before the terms that EU pensions are paid on, that they can be forfeit if the recipient doesn't support the EU. Surely in the run up to the EU referendum whenever someone who is (or will be) receiving a pension from the EU (Peter Mandelson, Neil Kinnock, Nick Clegg etc.) are asked for an opinion on the EU, in the interests of openness it should be made clear that they are (or will be) reciving an EU pension and that this pension may be forfeited if they say anything detrimental about the EU. Indeed one could argue that in the current climate of financial transparency... more »

White House Raises Concerns That Russia And the Syrian Army Are Preparing For A Major Offensive In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) attends a meeting of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, April 21, 2016. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin via Reuters *Reuters*: *White House concerned by Russia's military moves in Syria* The United States said on Thursday it was concerned about reports that Russia is moving more military equipment into Syria to bolster President Bashar al-Assad, with a truce in tatters and peace talks in meltdown. A U.S. official separately said Russia has been repositioning artillery to northern Syria - a move that may suggest the Syrian ... more »

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets Russian President Putin In Moscow To Discuss Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, April 21, 2016. Alexander Nemenov, Reuters *Bloomberg*:* Netanyahu Seeks Putin's Assurance Over Syria in Moscow Visit* * Kremlin trip follows declaration that Israel will keep Golan * Asks Putin to help keep sophisticated weapons from Hezbollah Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow seeking closer military cooperation in Syria to ensure Russia’s force reduction there doesn’t leave Israel’s northern frontier vulnerable to the Iranian-backed He... more »

The Singer Prince Is Dead At 57

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*TMZ*:* PRINCE Dead At 57* The artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57. Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning. Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. The singer -- full name Prince Rogers Nelson -- had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Enjoyed his music for ... more »

U.S. Drone Strikes Now Outnumber Warplane Strikes In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
US Air Force ground crew in Kandahar secure weapons to an MQ-9 Reaper drone after its return from a mission. Photograph: Reuters *The Guardian/Reuters*:* US drone strikes outnumber warplane attacks for first time in Afghanistan* *US Air Force data shows unmanned aircraft released 56% of bombs and missiles deployed in 2015, and the trend is rising.* Drones are firing more weapons than conventional warplanes for the first time in Afghanistan and the ratio is rising, previously unreported US Air Force data for 2015 show, underlining how reliant the military has become on unmanned air... more »

China Is Becoming A Major Exporter Of Military Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *China Exporting Military Drones Worth Millions Of Dollars* China exported military drones worth hundreds of millions of dollars to over 10 countries, state-run media said Thursday. The Asian powerhouse also plans to sell unmanned aircraft capable of launching laser-guided bombs. Chinese drones “have bigger payloads, which means they can carry more weapons” than their rivals, Shi Wen, chief drone designer at the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics, told the China Daily newspaper. Shi did not name the countries that bought the drones, the numbers of drones sold or th... more »

A Useful Gift for Every New Teacher This Spring

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
I hope you will give a gift this Spring that could save a new teacher's future career from being sabotaged by a life-changing negative experience in a KIPP Model "no excuses" charter school. Or if you know someone who is thinking about enrolling a child in one of these schools, please buy her this book. Or if your school board is contemplating bringing a KIPP Model school to your town, send them a link to this post. Twenty percent discount still applies. Use code RLEGEN16 at R&L or at any online bookstore. Please ask your college library to buy it, too. Cambridge College and ... more »

Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism And Neoliberal Dogma In India

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 10 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF, Global Research Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this *I could not continue to produce these articles without public support. Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar is a senior Indian journalist. He is also a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. The Cato Institute has a strong association with the billionaire Koch brothers (who have links to the pro-GMO lobby) and describes itself as a public policy research organisation dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and pe... more »

A Tribute to Prince

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
Growing up in the 1980s, there were huge pop megastars. There was Madonna, Michael Jackson, and there was Prince. Madge and Jacko were total tabloid favourites. Madonna for her colourful private life and ceaseless assaults on hypocritical sexual conventions. Michael for his eccentric behaviour which, as we know, later took a darker turn. And there was Prince, whose aloof and controlled persona who managed the trick of object-of-media-fascination but without having his life splashed across the front pages. Of the three, he arguably preferred to let the music do the talking, and the i... more »

College Prof: I Can’t Write Recommendations for People Who Like Guns

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: concealed carry - 900] An article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education features a professor stating that she doesn't want to write letters of recommendation for students who are gun enthusiasts. The column, published anonymously by a woman using the pseudonym Myrtle Lynn Payne,... more »

Camp brings opponents of water development project in Nevada

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Sage Grouse Activists Gather to Oppose SNWA “Sacred Water, Sacred Forests” Camp Brings Opponents of Water Pipeline and Pinyon-Juniper Treatments to Spring Valley By Max Wilbert greatbasin@deepgreenresistance.org Spring Valley, Nev. (May 28) – Deep Green Resistance, an organization opposing the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA) proposed groundwater development

Legendary Musician Prince Dies At 57

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Singer-songwriter Prince has died at the age of 57 Prince’s publicist confirmed the legendary musician died at his home in Minneapolis this morning The Purple Rain singer’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park home, where his recording studio is located. Paramedics were called out at 9.43 this morning and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality. A forensics team and a medical examiner are at the scene, according to Fox 9 Prince had been hospitalized six days ago with flu symptoms. He was aboard his private flight when he fell ill, forcing it to... more »

Teenager Passes Driving Test After Hitting And Killing A Deer

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A UK teenager managed to pass his driving test and get a full license despite killing a deer during the exam. The Independent reports: Tom Lo, 17, was driving around 40mph when the deer ran in front of his car near Fingringhoe, Essex. Although he slammed on the emergency break, the deer was killed in the collision. After the examiner checked the car for damage – only a cracked number plate – Mr Lo was allowed to continue the test. He told the Evening Standard: “I had so many things going on inside my head. I thought have I failed my test? Has the deer died? It was crazy when it hap... more »

Taxation is Theft and 3 Other Truths the State Must Hide From You

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - The powers-that-be can't survive unless they keep you in the dark

Midday Musical Interlude: John Lennon, “Nobody Told Me”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
John Lennon, “Nobody Told Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBCdlBrgEmE Strange days, indeed...

Through the Ladies’ Room Looking Glass: We Are All Transgender Now

John Zmirak at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Transgender, Gender Identity, Transsexual] Instead of lagging behind the inexorable march of Progress, as too many Christians did on the issue of same-sex marriage, maybe it’s time to jump on board the train to Transgendia. In this happy land, unfettered by “bios” or “logos,”... more »

Harvard Law Student Evokes Nazi-Era Slur, Asks Israeli Politician Why She is ‘So Smelly’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Israeli politician - 900] A student at Harvard Law School provoked outrage after asking a visiting Jewish Israeli politician why she was "so smelly." The student's identity remains unknown despite using the slur in a public forum. Tzipi Livni is a former Israeli foreign minister and... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Has American Thinker been taken over by a zombie attack?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*another example of media bias and outright silliness.* It seems someone named Marilia Duffles penned an article that was accepted by American Thinker for publication. In this article, she, with nothing in her background to suggest expertise, has called Trump a psychopath and compared him to Mussolini and Ted Bundy. She admits that Trump is not a full-blown psychopath who kills people, but displays many of the traits of a psychopath. So do I. And so do you. American Thinker tells us that Ms Duffles is a contributor to The American Spectator and The Financial Times, a former scien... more »

"Capitalism and the Minimum Wage: 'I Got Mine, Screw You.'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Capitalism and the Minimum Wage:* * 'I Got Mine, Screw You.'”* by Fred Reed “To understand the arguments of capitalists against the minimum wage, follow the money. In all the thickets of pious reasoning about the merits of capitalism and the market, and of freedom of contract, and of allowing this marvelous mechanism to work its magic, and of what Adam Smith said, the key is the dollar. The rest is fraud. Carefully ignored is the question that will be crucial in coming decades: What to do about an ever-increasing number of people for whom there is no work. There is of course muc... more »

Monkeys Crossed The Ocean 21 Million Years Ago To Reach North America

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Monkeys accomplished a monumental task of migration eons before the two American continents joined together 3.5 million years ago. Scientists believe that monkey mariners resembling today’s capuchins crossed a hundred miles of open ocean some 21 million years ago to get from South America to North America. Japan Times reports: Scientists said on Wednesday they reached that conclusion based on the discovery of seven little teeth during excavations involving the Panama Canal’s expansion, showing monkeys had reached the North American continent far earlier than previously known. The t... more »

CET Minimum Temperature Trends In April

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/actualmonthly I’ve already looked at April maximum temperature trends, and we see a similar uptick in minimums since the 1980s. So let’s do the same analysis. There have been 310 days with minimums over 8C since 1878, which roughly equates to the tenth percentile. Analysis of these show that […]

The Clinton's

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
"What do you have to forget or overlook in order to desire that this dysfunctional clan once more occupies the White House and is again in a position to rent the Lincoln Bedroom to campaign donors and to employ the Oval Office as a massage parlor? You have to be able to forget, first, what happened to those who complained, or who told the truth, last time. It's often said, by people trying to show how grown-up and unshocked they are, that all Clinton did to get himself impeached was lie about sex. That's not really true. What he actually lied about, in the perjury that also got him... more »

China Tests A New Long-Range Ballistic Missile Capable Of Hitting The U.S. In 30 Minutes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*South China Morning Post*: *China test-fires missile that can reach all of US, American media reports* The Washington Free Beacon website, quoting unnamed Pentagon officials, says a DF-41 – with a range of 12,000km – was launched on April 12, just ahead of US defence chief Ash Carter’s regional visit China test-fired one of its newest intercontinental ballistic missiles last week amid rising tensions ­between Beijing and Washington over the South China Sea, US ­media reported on Wednesday. News website Washington Free Beacon, quoting unnamed Pentagon officials, reported that a D...more »

3 Officials to be Tried for Flint Water Crisis: ‘This is Just the Beginning’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - 'This is just the beginning,' says the US attorney general's office.

Chinese President Xi Assumes The Role Of 'Commander In Chief'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects the joint battle command center of the Central Military Commission on April 20, 2016. [Photo: Xinhua] *BBC:* *China's Xi Jinping takes commander in chief military title* China's President Xi Jinping has taken on a new military title, in his latest move to exert greater control over the armed forces. Mr Xi is now commander in chief of the military's Joint Operations Command Centre. State media showed him visiting the centre wearing camouflage fatigues. China's foreign policy has become increasingly assertive in recent years, especially on its c... more »

World News Briefs -- April 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for during a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 21, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Reuters:* *Obama reaffirms U.S. to deter aggression against Gulf Arabs* The United States will deter and confront aggression against Gulf Arab monarchies, who continue to have concerns about threats from Iran, President Barack Obama said after meeting their leaders to iron out strains in their alliance. Obama came to Saudi Arabia hoping to allay Gulf states' fears over Iranian influence and encourage them to douse sectarian t... more »

A WEEK IN THE LIFE: The Candide of major cable news stars!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016Part 4—It's the best of all worlds Over Here:* Is a $15 minimum wage a good idea? A $15 *federal* minimum wage? Like you, we don't have the slightest idea how to answer that question. In part, that's because we get our "news" from "The Carrot Top of Cable News Stars," as she's now often described. Last week, this major star performed her show from Tuesday through Friday night. On Tuesday night, she opened her week by killing a whole lot of time, and a lot of brain cells, with a pair of numbing segments about Phyllis Schlafly, 91, who ceased to be a signifi... more »

Parliamentary Watchdog Will Not Be Investigating Cameron’s Tax Affairs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The tax affairs of British Prime Minister David Cameron will not be investigated by the parliamentary standards watchdog, after it emerged he had profited from an offshore trust. The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Kathryn Hudson, announced she has decided not to investigate the matter but her office refused to give a reason why. ‘Dodgy Daves’ tax affairs came under scrutiny after the Panama Papers leak revealed his late father ran an offshore investment fund. RT reports: After initially refusing to comment on the disclosures, Cameron eventually admitted he benefited from ... more »

Mike Philbin - 33rd Dichotomy Painting - abstract inspiration

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
I've been a busy lad this year, four months of renovated artistic desire and 33 abstract left-right two-three-colour paintings under my belt. The previous three, 100 cm by 30 cm, *#28 #29 #30* The final three, 80 cm by 60 cm, *#31 #32 #33* These later works are more restrained than the first few dozen. Not sure if all future paintings will be this sedate. I'm feeing good about this final batch, it's like I've found my stride... more »

What Thaw, Obama? Cuban Pro-Reform Economist Fired For Engaging Americans

ANDREA RODRIGUEZ at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Perez - 900] HAVANA (AP) -- One of Cuba’s most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations. The dismissal of Omar Everleny Perez adds... more »

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling Over ‘Unacceptable Conduct’ After Analyst’s Politically Incorrect Facebook Post

Stream Staff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: 070909-N-5319A-003 BALTIMORE (Sept. 9, 2007) - Fire Controlman 1st Class John Michael Broughton shakes hands with Boston Red Socks pitcher Curt Schilling before an Orioles-Red Sox game at Camden Yards. Broughton is assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho (RELEASED)] ESPN fired former Red Sox pitcher and baseball analyst Curt Schilling Wednesday, citing his “unacceptable conduct” after Schilling shared a meme about the transgendered bathroom laws on Facebook. The network released... more »

Authors retract, replace highly cited JAMA Psych paper for “pervasive errors”

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Authors have retracted a highly cited JAMA Psychiatry study about depression after failing to account for some patient recoveries, among other mistakes. It’s a somewhat unusual notice — it explains that the paper has been retracted and replaced with a new, corrected version. The study, which included 452 adults with major depressive disorder, concluded that cognitive therapy […] The post Authors retract, replace highly cited JAMA Psych paper for “pervasive errors” appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Parliamentary group warns that global fossil fuels could peak in less than 10 years "This Is Catastrophic" - Thousands Of Gallons Of Radioactive Waste Leak At Nuclear Site Intel Fires A Massive 12,000 Workers, 11% Of Its Entire Workforce, As It Misses Q1 Sales, Guides Lower Ben And Jerry Explain Why They Were Arrested At The Capitol Largest U.S. Health Insurer Is Done With Obamacare: UnitedHealth To Exit Most State Exchanges *Scientists Have Created A Fuel Cell That Runs On Urine -- Yep, Urine* Additional Evidence Of Mind-Boggling Fraud Emerges from The New ... more »

World Weed Day Celebrated Peacefully In Hyde Park

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Thousands converged on Hyde park throughout Wednesday to celebrate World Weed Day. Police made 23 arrests for cannabis related offences. The day went by peacefully as protesters against the criminalization of marijuana enjoyed a day of sunshine under a cloud of haze. London24 reports: The annual event is organised by the campaign group Norml-UK, who describe themselves as “a non-partisan organisation seeking to reform British cannabis laws and to gain recognition for the rights of cannabis consumers in the UK”. One Twitter user posted a picture of a sniffer dog, saying he had seen t... more »

Curt Schilling was an Open Conservative at ESPN. That is Radical. And They Fired Him For It.

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: ESPN analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling joins Conan O'Brien on Conan in February of 2012.] The Washington Post is reporting on the "radicalization" of Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher who pitched two winning games in the 2004 World Series, and later became a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN. Radical? Apparently so.... more »

Trump Spending Big on New Ads in Pennsylvania, Indiana

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 2:33 p.m. For the first time in more than a month, Donald Trump is spending big on television. The Republican presidential candidate who handily won... more »

Space Command Propaganda

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
This video shows how space technology plays a fundamentally key role in all Pentagon military operations these days. The cost of tying all these space and ground-based systems together is beyond imagination. The profits for the corporations doing 'space technology business' is what the industry claims will be the 'largest industrial project in human history'. How can Congress afford to pay for all of this? Only one answer - destroy social programs including Social Security and Medicare. You want to help defeat Star Wars? Fight to maintain social progress back home.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. REUTERS/US Navy *Daily Mail:* *'We will respond with all necessary measures': Russia issues chilling warning to America days after its fighter jets buzzed US Navy warship on NATO exercise in the Baltic Sea just 70 miles from Kaliningrad* * Russian SU-24 attack planes made n... more »

American Weapons Can Now Be Found Everywhere In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
ISIS firing from a captured US Humvee. *Business Insider/The American Security Initiative Foundation*: *The world is awash in American weapons, but what good has it done?* In 1984, tensions were ratcheted up in the Middle East as Iranian F-4 jets flew into Saudi airspace. Alarmed over this encroachment by its regional antagonist, Saudi Arabia deployed F-15s and two of Iran’s planes were shot down. Fortunately, the incident never erupted into a war, and today it’s been all but forgotten. But what remains remarkable is the origin of the weapons involved: the Saudi F-15s, the Irania... more »

Former Cold War Soviet Pilot: 'Russia More Aggressive Today'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A Russian Su-24 fighter jet buzzes the USS Donald Cook, a guided-missile destroyer, on April 12 in the Baltic Sea. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Sipa USA/Newscom) *Daily Signal*: *Former Soviet Fighter Pilot: Russian Jets ‘More Aggressive’ Than During Cold War* KYIV, Ukraine—As the NATO-Russia Council prepared to meet for the first time in almost two years, U.S. and Russian officials traded barbs over who’s to blame for a recent spike in military tensions. The ambassadorial level meeting set for Wednesday at alliance headquarters in Brussels was to be the first time the format, which comprise... more »

Russian General On Recent Incidents Involving Russian Warplanes And U.S. Ships And Planes: ' We Do Not Send Memos'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft makes low pass close to the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. Reuters *Russia Beyond The Headlines*: *Russian general: ‘We never send notes to the U.S. State Department’* General Pyotr Deinekin, former chief of the Russian air force, talks about the latest incidents involving Russian warplanes and U.S. ships and aircraft. Two incidents involving Russian aircraft have occurred in the Baltic Sea over the last week. First, two Russian Su-24 bombers flew close to the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook, and later a Su-27 jet... more »

U.S. Rules For Cyberwarfare Are Still Unclear

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image From Extreme Tech *NPR*: *Rules For Cyberwarfare Still Unclear, Even As U.S. Engages In It* When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in Iraq for a surprise visit this week, he came armed with this news: More than 200 additional U.S. troops are headed to that country. They'll join the fight to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. As that battle unfolds on the ground, a parallel war against ISIS is unfolding in cyberspace. U.S. officials have confirmed to NPR that over the past year, the cyber campaign has taken off. They describe an escalation in operatio... more »

New U.S. Rules Of Engagement Permit More Civilian Casualties In The Air Campaign Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike on Oct. 23, 2014. US military forces focused airstrikes on the area to turn back Islamic State forces. Credit: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters *USA Today:* *New rules allow more civilian casualties in air war against ISIL* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly aggressive fight against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to interviews with military officials and data. Since last f... more »

Washington’s Fake War On ISIS ‘Relocates’ To Libya

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Libya is one place that the sponsors of ISIS believe Russia can’t get them… Of all the possible explanations for the Islamic State’s “move” to Libya, the only one that makes any real sense is that they are being relocated there by their foreign sponsors because it is believed they are “out of reach” of the Russian-led coalition that has been truly fighting them in Syria. According to New Eastern Outlook: In 2011, a NATO coalition led by the United States used its own engineered regional campaign of political destabilization, the “Arab Spring,” as a pretext to militarily intervene in ... more »

School Board Proposes Closure of 2 KIPPs

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Shelby County Superintendent, Dorsey Hopson, has proposed closing a number of charter schools in Memphis. Among them are two KIPP schools. . . . .The recommendation to close nine schools comes a week after an informal proposal that the district shutter up to 10 schools in order to help close a budget gap and avoid cuts to programs that keep students in the district. Hopson recommended closing Northside and Carver high schools and Messick Adult Center and revoking six charters: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Middle School, KIPP Collegiate High ... more »

Iraq Displacement Continues To Outpace Returns And Will Only Get Worse

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) recently reported that the number of displaced in Iraq climbed again from 3.3 million to 3.4 million. While cities like Tikrit have been touted as success stories of people going back to their homes, continued military operations are driving out more families. The IOM counted3,418,332 displaced in Iraq from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016. That was an increase from the 3,320,844 reportedin late February. Anbar, 1,486,866 people, and Ninewa, 1,125,414, accounted for 76% of all the internal refugees in the country. The cause of... more »

BBC’s Coverage Of The Queens Birthday Is ‘Out Of Touch With Reality’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The BBC’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday is “out of touch with reality,” according to the anti-monarchy group Republic. The group accuses the publicly funded broadcaster of ignoring corruption in its ‘gushing’ celebration of the royal family and failure to meet its own objectivity standards, which require “fair, balanced and proportionate” coverage. RT reports: Republic, which campaigns for the abolition of the monarchy, accuse the BBC of ignoring the “corruption and abuse of position” by the royals. Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 on Wednesday. Her birthday comes at a t... more »

Georgetown Students ‘Disappointed’ in Catholic School for Hosting Planned Parenthood Head

Toni Ann Booras at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: cecile richards2 - 900] WASHINGTON -- Pro-life activists and Georgetown University students railed against an appearance by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university Wednesday. Students from pro-life campus group Georgetown Right to Life and pro-life advocates from... more »

North Korea May Be Preparing Another Nuclear Test

Bruce Klingner at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 18, 2016.] South Korea announced that it is monitoring increased activity indicative of another nuclear test at North Korea's Punggyi nuclear test site. The South Korean Ministry of Defense commented that Pyongyang has the capability to conduct its fifth nuclear test anytime....more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Attawapiskat Affliction'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
ATTAWAPISKAT AFFLICTION Posted on April 20, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. APR. 21, 2016. Let’s look at ourselves. Ono’ware:geh great turtle island is our birthright till we die.Indian Affairs has been continuously using the religious indoctrination for mind control of our children at Attawapiskat. These are the same institutions that murdered 70,000 of our children in the

Britain Is Blindly Sleep-Walking Into An Orwellian Surveillance State

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Britain is sleep-walking into an Orwellian surveillance state according to a new survey which suggests most people are either unaware of or not interested in the far-reaching implications of the government’s Investigatory Powers (IP) Bill A broadband comparison site, Broadband Genie, conducted a poll which revealed the widespread confusion many Brits are experiencing with respect to the legislation known as the ‘snoopers charter’ which is soon to be implemented. The bill allows UK law enforcement bodies unprecedented access to the peoples online activities. RT reports: It will all... more »

How could the UK cope outside of the EU?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
How could the UK cope outside of the EU is a question sometimes posed by supporters of the REMAIN campaign. It's a good question, after all: The UK is the world's 5th largest economy The UK is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council The UK is a member of the G7 The UK is a founder member of NATO and one of the biggest contributors to NATO The UK is a member of the the Commonwealth of Nations It's a mystery how the UK would cope if it left the EU.

Hillary Proposes Boarding Schools for the Poor: KIPP is On It

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Clinton loves testing, Common Core, segregated charter schools. A new idea emerged during an interview last week: boarding schools. The boarding school idea has been pursued by the billionaires behind the KIPP movement in Camden, New Jersey. In fact, another Republican, Chris Christie supported a bill allowing KIPP and their patrons to build dorms so that its students would be under 24-hour control: The KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, which plans to open as the state's first Renaissance school in 2014 in Camden, is trying to load up its toolbox in anticipation of its debut. A bill... more »

How Odious A Character Is Chuck Schumer? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Like me, Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders are both graduates of PS-197 and James Madison High School in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. There isn't much else, though, that Schumer and Bernie have in common. Bernie is a life-long progressive and reformer. Schumer has never had a reformist moment in his miserable political life. Bernie went from serving as mayor of Burlington to being Vermont's independent House member in 1990. He had to fight both corrupt conservative Republicans and corrupt conservative Democrats to win and keep his House seat. He started the Congressional Progr... more »

Obama, Gulf Allies Have Tense Meeting in Saudi Arabia Over ISIS and Iran

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and ADAM SCHRECK at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Obama in Saudi Arabia] RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- President Barack Obama met Thursday with top officials from six Arab nations in a push to coordinate efforts in the conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and to press Gulf allies to step up their... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*The fabricated rape scare gets even more shrill* *To a Leftist scaremonger, even an unwelcome kiss is "rape". Successful prosecutions don't enter into it* The statistic claiming 1-in-5 women are raped on college campuses is an oft-repeated but easily dispelled myth. The figure is diminished by the fact most of the evidence is manipulated and stretched to make rape occurrences appear more common than they actually are. Sadly, that’s not stopping a anti-campus rape propaganda group from launching “Unacceptable Acceptance Letter,” a campaign highlighting higher education’s suppose... more »

Welsh Council Cracks Down On Pooing In Public

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Wrexham council in Wales has introduced a tough new regime on pooing in public. For the first time in the UK anyone caught doing a number-two in a public place could face a penalty of up to £1,000. The Mirror reports: The poo prohibition is part of a wider effort to stamp out anti-social behaviour near Rhosddu Park and Rhossdu Cemetery in Wrexham. To mark the launch of the crackdown, warning signs asking members of the public to behave themselves have been put up. But its the ban on pooing that has left eyebrows raised as one hilarious sign depicts a character ‘having a number two’... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Blatant and dishonest propaganda from Bill Nye* So Bill Nye, the elementary “Science Guy” (we prefer the more accurate phrase “Science Lie”), is taking on Patriot Post contributor and veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi. Posing with a fabricated hard copy of a Post publication in his latest video, Nye responds directly to Bastardi’s November column, “Some Questions for Bill Nye Six Years After Our ‘O'Reilly Factor’ Debate.” Nye’s challenge? “Mr. Bastardi, I will bet you $10,000. I predict that the year 2016 will be among the top ten hottest years ever recorded. … I’ll take it up a... more »

Mass Murderer Anders Behring Breivik Wins Lawsuit For ‘Inhuman Treatment’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of a human rights lawsuit against the government for “inhuman treatment.” Right-wing extremist Breivik massacred 77 people in Norway in 2011 and now enjoys a cushy life in prison with all the mod cons. He sued the government after his arrest for violation of his human rights. An Oslo court ruled in his favor on Wednesday on one of two claims, upholding his rights under the European Convention on Human Rights that prohibits degrading treatment of prisoners. His other alleged human rights violation claim was rejected. The Ind... more »

U.S. Supreme Court: Families of ’83 Beirut Bombing Can Receive $2 Billion

Mark Sherman at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - This Oct. 23, 1983 file photo shows the aftermath of the bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The Supreme Court upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion. The court on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, ruled 6-2 in favor of relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut and victims of other attacks that courts have linked to Iran.(AP Photo/Jim Bourdier, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for families of victims of the 1983 Mari... more »

Half-mile Tunnel Found on U.S.-Mexico border, Ton of Cocaine Seized

ELLIOTT SPAGAT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Border Patrol Special Operations Supervisor Cesar Sotelo looks on in front of the entrance to a tunnel leading to Mexico from a lot along the border, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in San Diego. Officials announced the recent discovery of the nearly half-mile-long tunnel Wednesday, along with seizure of more than a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana was seized. Six people were arrested. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. authorities said Wednesday that they discovered a cross-border tunnel that ran a half-mile from a Tijuana house equipped with a large elevat... more »

New Pipelines Don't Make Sense

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
"Tidewater." For the oil industry, that's Nirvana. Get Canadian oil to tidewater, the barons say, and our economic future will be rosy. But that argument no longer holds water -- or oil. Eugene Kung writes: A number of years ago this argument may have been true, especially when you ignore the economic, environmental and social costs not captured by market prices (which economists call "externalities"). But we live in a different world today. Oil prices have plummeted and are forecasted to stay low for some time. The U.S. is now a major producer of oil that is cheaper than that fr... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Source: Witnesses in Will Smith shooting to testify before grand jury ~Ramon Antonio Vargas, N.O. Advocate*

The Economy: "Central States Pension Fund To Cut Retiree Benefits July 1 Or Go Broke"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Central States Pension Fund To Cut Retiree Benefits July 1 Or Go Broke"* by Newsroom "The Central States Pension Fund handling retirement benefits for current and former Teamsters truck drivers, is applying to CUT BENEFITS or face going broke. A dark storm is brewing in the world of private pensions, and all hell could break loose when it finally hits. The Central States Pension Fund, which handles retirement benefits for current and former Teamster union truck drivers across various states including Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, and Minnesota, and is one of the... more »

"Don't You Think?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” - Richard Bach, “Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah” “If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we’ve destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don’t you think that we might see each other once or twice?” - Richard Bach, “Jon... more »

3 Officials Charged in Flint Water Crisis; More Predicted

Mike Householder & Ed White at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Defense attorney Mark Kriger, left, goes over charges with his client, state Department of Environmental Quality employee Stephen Busch, before an arraignment Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Flint, Mich. Two state employees facing charges related to the Flint water crisis are accused of refusing to order chemical treatment that could have prevented the release of lead in old plumbing. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT] FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Flint water crisis has become a criminal case, with two state reg... more »

Trump, Cruz Shift Fight to Wooing RNC, GOP Officials

STEVE PEOPLES & THOMAS BEAUMONT at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidates, businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argue a point during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit.] HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- The messy fight for the Republican presidential nomination is shifting to a luxury seaside resort in south Florida as Donald Trump and chief rival Ted Cruz quietly court party leaders ahead of another set of high-stakes... more »

Pennsylvania GOP Presidential Delegate Chase Adds to Mystery

MARC LEVY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Stephen Decatur High School, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Berlin, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)] HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania, long an afterthought in presidential primary stakes, may emerge as a key player in crowning this year’s Republican presidential nominee. Pennsylvania will send a whopping number of delegates to July’s unsettled Republican National Convention who,... more »

The Celtic Tiger Lives

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Enda Kenny - 900] DUBLIN -- They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks. According to Wikipedia, between 1995 and 2000, the long-dormant Irish economy took off, expanding by... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 21st April)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 17 hours ago
Tory MPs queue up to batter their own government's forced academies plan A dozen rebels turned publicly on David Cameron for forcing all schools to become academies by 2020. It made an embarrassing spectacle in the House of Commons - where Tory MPs joined a Labour campaign against the "rushed" and "flawed" plan. The Prime Minister still won the day after nearly 300 of his MPs blocked Labour's

A Look At The U.S. Navy Women On The Front Lines In The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*WTKR/CNN:* *More female Sailors deploying to Persian Gulf* More female sailors are deploying to the Persian Gulf to fight in the war on terror. One of those women has the vital job of coordinating the fight in the air as a pilot on the USS Harry S. Truman. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin boarded the aircraft carrier and talked with the lieutenant commander about if the latest terror attacks has affected her mission. This is the U.S. Navy’s front line of the war on terror in the Persian gulf. Lieutenant Commander Kate Batten deployed two weeks after the Paris terror attacks and her resolve ... more »

The USS Harry S. Truman Has Sets A U.S. Navy Record For Dropping Bombs Against Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is seen Dec. 25, 2015, transiting the Gulf of Oman. J. M. Tolbert/U.S. Navy *Virginia Pilot*: *USS Harry S. Truman sets Navy record for dropping bombs against Islamic State* Aircraft flying from the Norfolk-based carrier USS Harry S. Truman have set a Navy record for the amount of bombs used in the fight against the Islamic State group, highlighting how U.S. military efforts in the region have intensified in recent months. The Navy said aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 7 had dropped 1,118 pieces of ordnance through Friday, surpassing a... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
These Annie Leibovitz portraits are quite the birthday gift for the rest ofus #happybirthdayyourmajesty pic.twitter.com/hkQKKV1qsQ — ES Magazine (@ESMagOfficial) April 21, 2016 *WNU Editor*: I always tease bug my mom about the Queen. My mother was born exactly one day before the Queen, and I always tell her that if she had waited just one more day .... she may be Queen today. :)

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry: Iran Has Only Received $3 Billion Since Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at U.N. headquarters in New York City, April 19, 2016. *RFE:* *Kerry Says Iran's Cash 'Windfall' From Nuclear Deal Only $3 Billion* Iran has recovered only around $3 billion of frozen assets so far since signing its nuclear deal with world powers, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said. U.S. Republicans and other opponents of the deal often warned that Tehran would reap a huge "windfall" from the return of money long frozen under U.S. sanctions. "Remember the debate over how much money ... more »

Picture of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Ammunition Transfer* The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower conducts an ammunition transfer with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, April 13, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Mai

The UK’s House of Commons Unanimously Recognizes ISIS Assault on Christians as Genocide

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: UK MPs Unanimously Recognize ISIS Assaults Against Christians, Others as Genocide] The United Kingdom’s House of Commons unanimously passed a motion Wednesday, moving to label ISIS’s actions against Christians and other religious minorities as genocide. Tabled by Member of Parliament (MP) Fiona Bruce, the motion also calls upon the British government... more »

Fired for Preaching: Georgia Dumps Doctor Over Church Sermons

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Eric Walsh - 900] Bi-vocational pastors be warned -- what you say from the pulpit on Sunday could get you fired from your public sector job on Monday. Dr. Eric Walsh, a renowned public health expert who also serves as a lay minister, has... more »

One in 25 papers contains inappropriately duplicated images, screen finds

Cat Ferguson at Retraction Watch - 18 hours ago
Elisabeth Bik, a microbiologist at Stanford, has for years been a behind-the-scenes force in scientific integrity, anonymously submitting reports on plagiarism and image duplication to journal editors. Now, she’s ready to come out of the shadows. With the help of two editors at microbiology journals, she has conducted a massive study looking for image duplication […] The post One in 25 papers contains inappropriately duplicated images, screen finds appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Vote Bernie Sanders

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
"Clinton not only rubber-stamped major weapon deals with 20 countries that donated to her and her husband’s philanthropic arm, the Clinton Foundation, but also approved nearly double the amount of arms sales to those same 20 countries as the State Department of George W. Bush’s second term." "Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure — derived from the three full ... more »

Secunder Kermani, Sadiq Khan and Zak Goldsmith

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
I see that Secunder Kermani's report on the London mayoral election on last night's *Newsnight *was unusually well-received by the Corbynistas on Twitter. (Not one of them accused him of being a 'Tory'!) And no wonder as his report wasn't at all helpful to Zak Goldsmith's campaign. In fact, it struck me as being a distinctly one-sided intervention by *Newsnight *in a key election battle. The report focused on claims of Conservative Party 'Islamophobia' over their questioning of Sadiq Khan's links to Islamic extremists, and reinforced those claims by: - Showing various Labour... more »

New York Primary Fixed To Ensure Hillary Clinton Win

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The New York Primary elections this week were deliberately fixed in order to ensure that establishment politician Hillary Clinton received the nomination, according to political activist Kazembe Balagun. “People are pretty much sick and tired of the status quo and they want something completely different,” Balagun told radio show Loud & Clear. “The fact of the matter is that neither of the establishment candidates, Trump or Clinton, offer any real solutions…“ Sputniknews.com reports: While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders provides some with hope for change, New York’s needlessly comp... more »

Alien Wormhole Captured On NASA ISS Live Stream

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A mysterious beam of green light shooting out from the Earth was captured on a live NASA video stream recently, leaving some stunned viewers suggesting they may have witnessed “time-travelling aliens”. The green light, which was hundreds of miles wide, was seen on a live broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. In the video, a UFO emerges just above the Earth’s horizon, followed by the giant green beam. Some viewers of the stream have suggested that the ‘energy beam’ originated from a UFO leaving the ocean, whilst others think that it could be a ‘wormhole’ us... more »

US Government Approve World’s First Marijuana Patent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
US officials approved the first-ever marijuana patent on August 4, 2015 for a plant containing large amounts of THC – the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Patent No. 9095554, “relates to specialty cannabis plants, compositions and methods for making and using said cannabis plants and compositions derived thereof,” according to the document. Vice News reports: “There is a real need for cannabis varieties for potential medical use that produce modulated THC concentrations and varying concentrations of other pharmacologically active substances,” the patent says. “There is als...more »

(Democracy Awakening?)  Bernie Defeated by Dirty Tricks Campaign? Goes On Picking Up Hundreds of Delegates, As Usual, While Gently Deflecting Me-ism Critiques  (Ben and Jerry Arrested Saying Risk It All/Put Your Body On the Line!)  How American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind’s Hopes For Peace  (Zelikow Don't Know?)

Bernie Sanders | This Campaign Was Never About Me Sanders writes: "I believe that more than ever. We still have a path to the nomination. The truth is that if we stand together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We can bring hope to the political process. We can make real change." In short: Sanders won the majority of counties (42 out of 63) in New York. He won all of upstate

Man Made Epidemic Movie Trailer

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
A JOURNEY TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE AUTISM EPIDEMIC *To view the movie trailer, please click on the link provided below:* *Man Made Epidemic Movie Trailer Link*


Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
EINE REISE AUF DER SUCHE NACH DEN URSACHEN VON AUTISMUS *Den Film-Trailer zu sehen:* *http://de.man-made-epidemic.com*

China: Don't Date Foreigners

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
Lots of people forwarding this "anti-foreigner" stuff from Beijing. Foreigners are spies! Don't date them! A complete English translation can be found here. I just want to note this: most of you are getting these posters all wrong. Its way worse than *don't date foreigners*. These are not warnings against dating foreigners (that may call to mind xenophobic campaigns of old). These are warnings that the women who date foreigners will be regarded as security risks. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links... more »

Former WWE Legend Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer Dead From Possible Overdose

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
WWE wrestling legend Joanie ‘Chyna’ Laurer was found dead in her southern California home on Wednesday night, aged 45. A statement posted on her Twitter account informed the public of Chyna’s death. “It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero,” the statement read. “Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her.” TMZ reports that Chyna may have died from a possible drug overdose, as LAPD have launched an investigation: We... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“It's so tempting to look at your present life situation, at whom you're with, at where you work, at what you have and have not, and think to yourself, "This was obviously meant to be... I'm here for a reason." And to a degree, you'd be right. But you are where you are because of the thoughts you used to (and may still) think, and so you are where you are to learn that this is how life works- NOT because it was meant to be. Don't give away your power to vague or mysterious logic. Tomorrow is a blank slate in terms of people, work, and play, because it, too, will be of your making.... more »

Musical Interlude: Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Lf2qtNTUc

"It would have been unneighbourly"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
I thought the following was a particularly interesting section from the second episode of Nick Robinson's Europe: Them or Us. The 'takeaway message' from it (for me) was that it was the Blair government's fault that such huge numbers of new EU citizens flooded into the UK to that Labour government's (apparent) complete surprise. Other EU countries chose *not *to allow such influxes into their countries - and we *could *have done the same. Even the Polish government didn't expect us to allow it. So it wasn't the EU's fault; it was our own incompetent government's. *NICK ROBINSON... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Parachute Dive-900] U.S. Air Force airmen free fall with the American flag at 9,000 feet over Gilliam, La., before a re-enlistment ceremony on April 5, 2016. Wow! Thank you to Todd Falkenberry for taking this amazing photo.

First B-52 Strike Against The Islamic State In Iraq Is Being Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force B-52 (R) flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji *AFP*: *US ups pressure on IS with first B-52 bomber strike* Washington (AFP) - The US Air Force for the first time deployed a B-52 bomber against the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Wednesday as it ramps up a 20-month campaign to smash the jihadists. The bombing mission, in which a hulking B-52 destroyed a weapons storage facility south of Mosul, comes the same week that Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Baghdad and announced extra US troops, cash and equipment ... more »

6 Reasons Why Most Scientific Research is Fake, False or Fraudulent

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 21 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Industry fraud and out right greed have ruined the credibility of scientific research.

4-20... Will California Finally Just Legalize Marijuana? Ted Lieu Thinks So

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Californians voted-- 5,382,915 (55.6%) to 4,301,960 (44.4%)-- to legalize medical marijuana in a *1996* proposition written by an old friend and coworker of mine, Dennis Peron. Our state was the first to do so, although half the states in the union have followed suit, blue states like New York and Massachusetts, red states like Alaska and Arizona and purple states like Nevada and New Hampshire. A coalition of interest groups in California backing legalization of marijuana completely-- from the California Medical Association and the state NAACP to NORML and the California Cannabis ... more »

Common Core Education: Surveillance and Sexualization of Children

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 21 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - If you want your child to have your values, don’t throw him or her away to the State.

Harvard worships its radical, 1930s-style anti-Semites

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
First, a lighter story. After a century, America will be placing a woman on a banknote ($20) again. By inspiring a currently successful Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton finally managed to save his life on the $10 bill. About eight other women (!) including my great grandmother Lucretia Motl will be squeezed to various places of new banknotes. She was born as a slave, escaped, and helped others to escape. She changed her name later and I have forgotten both names. Sorry, I have no plans to memorize either name. Her escape maneuvers and liberation were "good things" but they were... more »

IGN - Mirror's Edge Catalyst - first twelve minutes of in-engine footage and gameplay

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
when the Dice-developed EA-published game MIRROR'S EDGE made its debut in 2008 (at the peak of the EGFC or Engineered Global Financial Crisis) Free Planet revelled in the stark-utopian backdrop to some quite innovative gameplay hopes and wishes. Ultimately, it was a flawed first prototype masking as a corporate product that needed a few more iterations down the development pipeline to be truly finished. Taking example maybe from a Shigeru Miyamoto-era Nintendo's brutally long-term development cycle where only the core elements from an initial full gameplay prototype are finessed ... more »

Still not sure whether climate change is real? Come to Nicaragua

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 23 hours ago
Without irrigation, small farmers in dry regions like Terrabona, Nicaragua wouldn't have had any crops in the last 3 years.A dry summer in Canada means our lawns turn brown. A dry summer in parts of Nicaragua means dead livestock and families on the edge pushed into full-on disaster. It's been during these last four-plus years living and working here in Central America that I've gone from being passingly interested in the concept of climate change as a potential future threat, to being fully engaged and very alarmed by the impact that it's having right now in countries li... more »

Why Ted Cruz Is Even Scarier Than Donald Trump

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 1 day ago
*By MARC McDONALD* I've always thought Bill Maher is one of the most astute observers of U.S. politics and society. But recently, he said something that I have to strongly disagree with: that, as bad a GOP nominee as Ted Cruz would be, he'd actually be preferable to Donald Trump. I suppose it's a moot point, as Hillary Clinton would likely defeat either candidate. But if I had to choose, I'd take Trump as president over Cruz any day. Trump is a bigot and he's said a lot of outrageous things on the campaign trail. But frankly, Cruz scares the hell out of me far more than Trump. If y... more »

The Red Arches of Babylon

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Edited: 6:02 4/21/16 to add: *Holy shit! the Empire State Building was also lit up with red lights on the 20th!!! ...... for three nights? Interesting folks!!* Well Well Well.... it just keeps getting more and more interesting. As I reported two days ago in the "TN: Arch of Triumph" and the TN report "To Ba'al or not to Ba'al" we've reviewed all the Arch of Ba'al/Triumph details as they've come up. After publishing each of them I've wondered just how much more crazy this can get.... .... and I wasn't disappointed when last night I saw a picture of the "Arch of Triumph" in Trafal... more »

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gov't Mule, "Soulshine" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA

President Obama Wants To Meet Iranian President Rouhani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Reuters) / Reuters *Washington Free Beacon*:* Report: Obama Seeks Meeting With Iranian President* President Barack Obama has sent two letters to senior Iranian leaders in recent months requesting a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, according to Persian language reports recently translated by a Middle East research organization. “President Obama asked to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in two secret letters sent in late March to both Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Presi... more »

Clinton on Track to Capture Democratic Nomination

LISA LERER & HOPE YEN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Flanked by supporters, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, second from left, celebrates after winning the New York primary election, Tuesday night, April 19, 2016, in New York.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton can lose every remaining primary in the coming weeks and still clinch the nomination. With Clinton’s double-digit win in New York and more than two dozen new superdelegates joining her camp, rival Bernie Sanders... more »

April 20, 2016: Inventing an unreal world.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
One of the old stunts in a journalist's bag of tricks to get a party leader to criticize his own party. It's so old that even the slowest-witted of politicians usually know enough never to fall for it. But Dominic Cardy walked right into it as loudly and proudly as if he were leading a circus parade when he was questioned by the Irving press. Much of the press across Canada - and Maclean's Magazine - has been shedding crocodile tears over the quarrel within the NDP. But one should notice that not one of them has supported the NDP, not ever, not in its whole 50 plus years of existen... more »

“Let’s Try Giving Out Free Cash”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: bernanke-helicopter] Central bankers are desperate. Since their 2008 bust, they’ve been pedalling ever since to keep their phoney-baloney money-creation-balls in the air, and only the headline writers have been convinced their stimulunacy has done anything better than simply stave off the inevitable. And now, with the central banks quietly creaking into “negative interest rate mode,” the signal of a virtual white flag for their failed economic theories, the only lever they have in their armoury left to pull is the simple one of printing money and giving it away. As Jus... more »

How Your Gut Microbiome Influences Your Mental and Physical Health

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Supporting your microbiome is critical to your health and wellness.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. *Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic ... more »

Trump Criticizes Delegate System; Clinton Looks to Pennsylvania

KEN THOMAS & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Clinton-Trump3 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton, the nearly unstoppable Democrat, and Republican front-runner Donald Trump accelerated Wednesday toward the Northeast primaries on an increasingly direct path to presidential nominations after trouncing party challengers in New York. Clinton, now 81 percent of... more »

"The Human Condition"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Human Condition"* by Meanings of Life "Man remains largely unknown of himself. What are we, in our innermost recesses, behind our names and our conventional opinions? What are we behind the things we do in our lives, behind what we see in others and what others see in us, or even behind things science says we are? Is man the crazy being about whom Carl Gustav Jung spoke ironically, when he demanded a man to treat? Is man the Dr. Jerkyll that contains in himself a criminal Mister Hyde, and more than a personality, and contradictory feelings? Are we the result of our dreams, as... more »

"Regret: The Weight of the Past"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Regret: The Weight of the Past"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere we go. It drains our energy, leaving less available for life in the present because we are constantly feeding an old issue. This attachment can cause illness the same way watering a dead plant creates decay. We know that something new and beautiful can grow in its place if we only prepare the soil and plant the right seeds. We also know that we create our lives from our thoughts, so dwelling on the past may actually recreate a situation i... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Leaf and the Cloud"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "Flare, Part 12"* "When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consider the orderliness of the world. Notice something you have never noticed before, like the tambourine sound of the snow-cricket whose pale green body is no longer than your thumb. Stare hard at the hummingbird, in the summer rain, shaking the water-sparks from its wings. Let grief be your sister, she will whether or no. Rise up from the stump of sorrow, and be green also, like the diligent leaves. A lifetime isn't long enough for the beauty of this world and the responsibilities of your life. Scatter your f... more »

"'A Dog’s Prayer" Will Leave You In Tears"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"'A Dog’s Prayer" Will Leave You In Tears"* By Paul Morris "Dogs are perfect angels who have been put on Earth in order to show us that there really is such a thing as goodness in this beautiful world. With all of the wars, and hatred, it’s our lovable best friends who will always be around to kiss us and love us whenever we’re feeling down. A dog doesn’t judge you based on how much money you have, or what kind of car you drive, or what clothes you wear; a dog loves you unconditionally. The only thing that’s bad about dogs is that for us, they’re there for a small portion of our ... more »

With The Ceasefire Collapsing All-Out-War Is Returning To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises after an airstrike in the rebel held area of old Aleppo, Syria April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail/File Photo *The Economist:* *Syria’s peace talks and partial ceasefire are both breaking down* *A suffering country drifts back into war* HOW long is a piece of string? That is about as good an answer as there is to the question of when the partial “cessation of hostilities” in Syria will be deemed to have been broken. The fighting has abated to a surprising and welcome degree since the ceasefire came into force on February 27th; but violations are now on the increa... more »

Cronyism in Niue and National

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I may be mistaken, but I haven’t seen anyone so far ask the obvious question about the management contract allegedly gifted by the McCully-appointed Niue Tourism Property Trust to Earl Hagaman’s Scenic Hotel Group just after Hagaman had made a substantial donation to the National Party. That very obvious question is this: why is the NZ Government (or a NZ-government appointed board) in any position to granting management contracts for hotels in Niue? Indeed, why is the government in the position of granting management contracts anywhere, ever, at all. Yes, yes, the obious ans... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The Economy: "Chinese Quietly DIVESTING from US Stocks & Equities"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Chinese Quietly DIVESTING from US Stocks & Equities"* What do foreigners know that Americans do not? Post by U.S.Reporter "The Chinese move, ranging from individual investors to corporate entities, into overseas real estate, particularly in West Coast cities in the US, in Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, but also in trophy cities in Australia, New Zealand, and some other countries, has become legendary. More recently, Chinese companies, supported by state-owned banks and PE firms, have pushed into global M&A on a large scale, including in the US, buying companies lock, stock, a... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H. L. Mencken And so they shall...

Canadian Terror Patsies' trial end leaves unsettling questions

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Canadian Patsies Korody and Nuttall in Court - Artist Drawing* *The Vancouver |Sun *has finally printed an update to the trial I was following regarding the CSIS - coached would-be terrorists...mental health and addiction plagued couple Amanda Korody and John Nuttall. I present *Vancouver Sun* Reporter Ian Nuttall's latest report...with my comments and thoughts to follow: Ian Mulgrew: Terror trial end leaves unsettling questions, but unlikely to the point of police misconduct The Canada Day terror plot trial has wrapped up, except for final submissions on whether the RCMP entra... more »

Why Are The Oil Sheikhs Hiding Their Money?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pete Souza/White House *Maajid Nawaz, The Hill:* *Obama in Saudi Arabia: What Do These Oil Sheikhs Have to Hide?* A look at the Panama Papers revelations shows how insecure the Middle East’s absolute leaders have become. LONDON — On Thursday, President Barack Obama will meet with the kings and emirs of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Saudi Arabia. And of the many things they may talk about (Iran, Syria, Yemen, al Qaeda, and ISIS, not to mention oil prices and the efforts by U.S. lawyers and politicians to blame the 9/11 attacks on the Riyadh royals), it’s doubtful they will do muc... more »

The Corruption Around Presidential Libraries Is A Bigger Deal Than You Probably Think It Is

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I don't know if Anthony Clark reads *DWT* or not. He's an author and the former legislative assistant for Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO). He responded to a tweet of mine yesterday implying that Obama's coddling of the Saudi murderers may have something to do with a quest for funds for his presidential library. I don't know if that's actually something Obama is doing. But I do know that he's been endorsing conservative candidates in Senate races tied to funds for his library. How do I know? A top Biden staffer was dismayed enough to mention it. I was dismayed enough myself to hav... more »

Navajos Protest Peabody Coal 'Pay Up'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
By Narindrankura Nadine Censored News Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS at: http://www.denaisgazet.be/nieuws/navajo-protest-peabody-coal-moet-betalen ST LOUIS, MO -- There were 12 of us who traveled from Dził Yíjiin (Black Mesa) to the headquarters of Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri to demand justice for our homeland as Peabody declares bankruptcy. We stood in


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Explosive New Evidence Links Saudi Embassy To 9/11 Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Explosive new evidence has been released that directly connects the Saudi Arabia government to the 9/11 terror attacks, on the day that President Barack Obama arrived in Riyadh for an awkward meeting with the Saudi regime. The flight certificate belonging to Al-Qaeda bomb maker Ghassan Al-Sharbi has been discovered secretly hidden away in an envelope inside the Saudi embassy in Washington. The document, discovered by the FBI, offers compelling evidence that Saudi Arabia were involved in the orchestration of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Dailymail.co.uk reports: They were only ...more »

Mercury Detected In San Francisco Fog May Have Come From Chemtrails

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Traces of mercury have been detected in the fog around San Fransisco, with some experts claiming that the toxic metal may have originated from chemtrails being sprayed over the city. Mercury is a highly toxic poison which can cause mental issues such as depression and anxiety due to chemical imbalances in the brain as a result of exposure. Dcclothesline.com reports: Once again the mainstream media’s explanation for an important revelation might be lacking. However, that explanation is really just a translation of research from the University of California, Santa Cruz. An article fr... more »

Obama: Saudi Government Have No Legal Protection For 9/11 Crimes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Obama has announced that Saudi Arabia will be held fully accountable for any potential crimes they committed on 9/11, saying that the Saudi regime are not immune to prosecution. The classified pages of the 9/11 Commission report will “hopefully” be released soon, he said, but urged caution in pursuing legal action until all of the facts are known. RT.com reports: Obama, who flew to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, discussed in an interview with Charlie Rose his relationship with the Saudi regime and the controversially-classified 28 pages of the report, which some believe contain... more »

Elderly Man Sentenced To Death Over Marijuana Possession

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A 75-year-old disabled veteran has been sentenced to death due to a mandatory sentence involving marijuana possession. Lee Carroll Brooker grew marijuana plants in his son’s backyard in Alabama for his own medical use. When Alabama officials found out, they arrested Brooker, and sent him to prison for life without the possibility for parole. Vox.com reports: How did this happen? Jesse Wegman explained for the New York Times: [Brooker] said the plants were for his own medicinal use only — he suffers from multiple chronic ailments — and prosecutors did not dispute that. Remarkably, t...more »

Recent Earthquakes At Yellowstone Are ‘Significant’ Say Scientists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A worrying swarm of earthquakes have broken out near the Yellowstone supervolcano, near Virginia City Montana and Hebgen Lake. Scientists have warned that the earthquakes pose a significant risk of acting as a catalyst to something much bigger. Marygreeley.com reports: Hebgen lake is the location of the largest earthquake to strike the Intermountain West in recorded history, with a M7.5 showing up in 1959. The swarm is being caused by pressure coming from the West coast. No doubt the pressure is building off the coast, now pushing the craton edge to the East, causing a swarm at Yel...more »

Russia Prepares Military Response To ‘NATO Aggression’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Putin has announced that Russia is gearing up to take “all necessary (military) measures” to counter NATO aggression, and will not hesitate to use military force against incidents of “intimidation” such as the US naval destroyer that recently sailed close to the Russian border. Russia’s NATO Ambassador Alexander Grushko warned participants at a meeting of the military alliance, “This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia. We will take all necessary measures, precautions, to compensate for these attempts to use military force“. Presstv.com reports: On April 11, th... more »

Hitler at 127 - Why is he still the darling of White Nationalists?

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 1 day ago
Today is Hitler's birthday. Born in 1889, that would now make him 127. There will still be people who claim that he ran away to South America or lives in a secret base in Antarctica, but that is perhaps the least bizarre aspect of the obsession with the Austrian politician. Hitler's place in history is one of significance because he is hailed by some and hated by others. A politician who died (or at least left the public arena) in 1945 (72 years ago), but is still talked about as if he was alive, is quite something. But why? For globalisers and multicultists, Hitler is a figure o... more »

CawRANT Events #23

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*CawRANT Events #23 * Canada hints it may join US missile shield to ‘enhance national security’ *https://www.rt.com/news/340349-missile-shield-canada-usa/* *"Would a shift in policy in this area enhance Canadian national security and offer an avenue for greater continental cooperation?”* Sajjan said, as cited by Defense News. *“Or are there more effective areas in which to invest to better protect the North American continent?" *However, Sajjan added that the public and experts would be consulted regarding the issue, which has been sidelined since 2005, when the then-Prime Minis... more »

US Cops Bulk Up On Military Gear In Preparation For Mass Civil Unrest

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. government are gearing up for potential mass civil unrest across the United States by purchasing military-style riot gear for police departments across the country. According to Sandler Research, the demand for surveillance drones and riot gear to “handle large crowds and demonstrations (protests)” has risen significantly. Patriotrising.com reports: Riot control systems are expected to “generate revenues of over USD 3.5 billion by the end of 2020,” with North America being one of the primary growth areas for upgraded weapons due to “militarization of the police department ... more »

France Fines McDonalds $341 Million Dollars For Unpaid Taxes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
McDonalds have been fined $341 million dollars (300 million euros) for unpaid taxes in France after French authorities discovered that the fast food corporation had funnelled cash through Luxembourg and Switzerland as part of a huge tax avoidance scheme. French authorities have accused the fast food giant of taking advantage of a Luxembourg-based entity, McD Europe Franchising, in order to dump their profits and fool the government. Reuters.com reports: McDonald’s France declined to comment on developments in the ongoing French tax investigation, first reported in 2014. “McDonald’s... more »

U.S. Defense And National Security Officials Want The 9/11 Bill To Go Away

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Response: The Saudi Arabian government said it had nothing whatsoever to do with the September 11 attacks *Nancy Yousseff & Shane Harris, Daily Beast: **Pentagon: Don’t Sue the Saudis for 9/11* *They may have promoted al Qaeda’s poisonous ideology. But Saudi Arabia is too valuable an ally against today’s terrorism to allow ordinary Americans to make the kingdom pay.* There’s a major push in Congress right now for a bill that could hold the government of Saudi Arabia legally responsible for the 9/11 attacks. U.S. military and counterterrorism officials now leading the fights agains... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 20 , 2016) Overview For Wednesday - Things To Ponder ( 1. Brazil Ministers Step Down - Impeachment Bell Tolling Shortly. 2. Oil Jumps To 5 Month High , Dow Jones Closes At Year High On Back Of Oil Fueling The Rally In Risk . 3 Schauble Plays Grexit Gambit - External Deval Would Help Greece Recovery. 4. Zero Hedge Reports On Saudi Arabia -9-11 Connection " The Smoking Gun: "Document 17" Links Saudi Embassy In Washington To Sept 11 ". 5. Refugee Crisis / Border Security Items De Jour . 6. Greece News For today. 7. Visa Free Travel In EU - Turkey VS Ukraine )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview...... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 24m 24 minutes ago BRAZIL MINISTERS EDUARDO BRAGA, HELDER BARBALHO STEPPING DOWN *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago #Oil prices jump to 5mth high as US output slips & Iraq says #OPEC, others to meet on freeze http://bloom.bg/1WdzDE5 *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago Dow Jones closed at year high in tandem w/ #oil. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago Schäuble says external devaluation would help Greece recovery. (#Greece's appropriate rates would be at -12.7%) ... more »

Museum Gets Only Known Film of Louis Armstrong in Studio

ULA ILNYTZKY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In a June 21, 1971 file photo, Louis Armstrong practices with his horn at his Corona, New York home. The Louis Armstrong House Museum announced Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that it has acquired the only known film footage of the great jazz musician in a recording studio. While many audio recordings of Armstrong's music exist there has been no video of him working in a recording studio until now.] NEW YORK (AP) -- The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film footage of the great jazz musician in a recording studio -- following its discovery in a storage faci... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi King Salman after meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kevin Lemarque / Reuters *Peter Beinart, The Atlantic*: *Why Obama Should Veto the Saudi 9/11 Bill* It would be satisfying to watch terror victims haul billionaire princes into court. But what about the consequences? Bipartisanship has become so rare in Washington that pundits risk forgetting how lousy it can be. In 1964, Democrats and Republicans came together to overwhelmingly pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which authorized Lyndon Johnson to use force in Vietnam. The Defense of Marriage Ac... more »

World News Briefs -- April 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *As many as 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean, agency says* (CNN)As many as 500 migrants may have died when a large ship sank in the Mediterranean last week between Libya and Italy, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. On Tuesday, a U.N. team interviewed survivors of what could be one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the last 12 months. The 41 survivors -- 37 men, three women and a 3-year-old child -- were rescued by a merchant ship Saturday and taken to Kalamata, Greece. Those rescued include 23 Somalis, 11 Ethiopians, 6 Egyptians ...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *NATO Rebukes Russia Over Ukraine, `Dangerous' Armed Behavior* * U.S.-led alliance demands more Kremlin openness over war games * First meeting in two years replays tensions of the last one NATO scolded Russia for aggressive behavior that undermines Ukraine and magnifies the risk of accidental military confrontations elsewhere in Europe. The first meeting of the two sides since June 2014 was conducted in the same spirit as the last one, with the U.S.-led alliance warning that Russia is tearing up the post-Cold War map and the Kremlin standing its ground. “NATO and Rus...more »

U.S. Congress Now Examining On Restarting Production Of The F-22 Fighter Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lockheed Martin *The Hill:* *Congress looks into restarting the F-22 Raptor* Congress is looking into restarting production of the F-22 fighter jet, according to a defense bill proposal released Tuesday. The House Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee released its portion of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision to look into restarting production of the stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet. Production of the F-22 ended in 2009, at 187 aircraft — far less than the planned buy of 749, and an Air Combat Command requirement of 381 aircraft. Ho... more »

9/11 coverup czar Zelikow "doesn't know what the real story is"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Cornered rat?Philip Zelikow, a self-described expert in "the creation and maintenance of public myths," wrote the 9/11 Commission Report in chapter outline before the Commission even convened. Zelikow, architect of the Bush Doctrine of framing criminal wars of aggression as "pre-emptive wars," is the co-author of an astonishingly precognitive 1998 Foreign Affairs article speculating about the likely political and cultural consequences of a massive Pearl Harbor style event such as the destruction of the World Trade Center – a catastrophe that, he said, would split time into a dimly-... more »

A fistful of artwork

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 12993356_10154178701948982_3672823159099360012_n] Heh heh. [Pic by The Tiger Lillies. Hat tip Jesper Sundwall] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

From One Jew to Another: Bernie, Please Stop the Israel Bashing

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: An Israeli police officer examines a burned bus in Jerusalem, Monday, April 18, 2016. A bus exploded in the heart of Jerusalem Monday wounding at least 15 people who appeared to have been in an adjacent bus that was also damaged. The explosion raised fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago.] It is significant and disturbing that the most prominent Jewish presidential candidate in our nation's history is also one of our loudest critics of Israel. So, while I'm feeling the burn for Bernie, it's the burn of indignation, espec... more »

Dress Code Optional: First Naked Restaurant To Open In London

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new pop-up restaurant is to open in London this summer offering a truly liberating dinning experience where wearing clothes would be optional. Diners will enjoy a night out without any impurities: no chemicals, no artificial colors, no electricity, no gas, no phone and no clothes. International Business Times reports: The Bunyadi is set to open for three months from June 2016, with tickets available to would-be diners on a first-come first-serve basis. However, the nudity is non-compulsory, with two distinctive sections being planned – a “pure” section – or a naked, to be precise... more »

"Just Look At Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Just look at us. Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” - Michael Ellner

The tomb of Jesus

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
My holiday reading this year is Simon Sebag Montefiore's mighty tome *Jerusalem*. So this item from Radio 4's* Sunday* was right up my street... *William Crawley*: It's been known for many years that the historic site regarded by many as the tomb of Jesus is in serious need of restoration. It lies at the heart of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, but renovation work has been delayed for decades because of squabbles between the Catholic, Armenian, Greek Orthodox and other denominations who run the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Now, finally, an agreement has been reached... more »

"A World War Has Begun. Break the Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A World War Has Begun. Break the Silence"* By John Pilger "I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, "Where is that?" If I offer a clue by referring to "Bikini", they say, "You mean the swimsuit." Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit was named to celebrate the nuclear explosions that destroyed Bikini island. Sixty-six nuclear devices were exploded by the United States in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958- the equivalent of 1.6 Hiroshima bombs every ... more »

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