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Friday, April 22, 2016

22 April - Blogs I'm Following

10:34pm MDST

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 minutes ago
Fighters of a special operations unit of the Chechen Republic's Ministry of the Interior during a drill near the North Pole. April 18. © SPUTNIK/ VALERIY MELNIKOV

Supreme Court To Rule On Elton John Celebrity Threesome Scandal Case

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 15 minutes ago
Lawyers for Elton John and David Furnish have pleaded with the Supreme Court to extend a Court of Appeal decision to ban the British press from publishing details about the celebrity threesome scandal the pair are currently embroiled in. The couple have argued that the need for the gagging order is greater now than it was just weeks ago, as media outlets in the UK have criticised the pair for stifling free speech and setting a dangerous precedent for freedom of the press. After hearing arguments from the couple’s lawyers, Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court, said jud... more »

What It's Really Like To Be A Spy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics:* *Former CIA Agent Reveals What It's Really Like to Be a Spy* *Rule #1: Learn to live a lie.* The complex life of a CIA officer is unveiled in this fascinating AMA on Reddit, which reveals an existence that is both terrifying and amusing, but never boring. Names, places, and timelines are redacted, but that doesn't lessen the impact of his words, as it's easy to assume his involvement in a number of covert operations that have shaped our recent history based on the information he can share. His answers are often sprinkled with humor and compassi... more »

What Do Voters In North Carolina Want?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
*Not these two* Elon University released a general election poll that should make Democrats sit up and take notice. Short version of the hypothetical North Carolina match-ups: *•* Hillary beats Trump- 45.1% to 38.9% *•* Bernie beats Trump- 50.8% to 37.7% *•* Cruz beats Hillary- 43.8% to 41.2% *•* Bernie beats Cruz- 49.3% to 38.8% Democrats have to be crazy to ignore independents (over 40% of the general election electorate) by nominating Hillary Cruz, who independents just hate, not just in North Carolina, but everywhere. There is some good news for Democrats in other sections of ... more »

The Economy: “The 21st Century Greater Depression”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 43 minutes ago
*“The 21st Century Greater Depression”* by Paul Majchrowicz “I became interested in the question of how an organization whose business plan is theft can go bankrupt during the Enron debacle. I was well aware that many companies are forced into bankruptcy so that the executives can loot the pension plan and that this has been an accepted business practice for many decades; out of fashion now that there are no pension plans to loot. However, the thefts were made possible by junk bonds that destroyed companies that otherwise were going concerns providing real products and services tha... more »

What CERN did, that you couldn't see!!!!!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 52 minutes ago
HOLY FLYIN' FUCK ON A STICK!!!! I finally was able to get into the hard drive off my computer that crashed two months ago and get my bookmarks- including the back door hack into CERN. This back door allows me to see the data from the live stream going back for 7 days, while the public feed only allows you to see for approx 24-36 hours. For the past few days I've been watching CERN Very closely, and have noticed a few anomalies on the public feed, so I finally made a big effort to get my old links..... and what I just saw on CERN through the back door feed stretched out from 7 days ... more »

Those "Chinese" Taiwanese

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*An old farmer removes snails from his irrigation ditches.* A friend writes me... "[my wife] has had her DNA analyzed. It is really interesting. Each haplogroup is atypical for Taiwan and Fujianese. The Maternal marker is probably ethnic Yue. The paternal marker is probably Pazeh or Hoanya. [Wife]'s paternal grandmother is very closely related to indigenous Cambodians (Hmong). Possibly ethnic She people who were Hakkacized in Fujian, or from Sundaland. Fujian people and Taiwanese people mixed with Austronesian peoples from all over SE Asia. I can't wait for the first real accessib... more »

April 22: The best (and worst) Irving paper ever.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 hour ago
It looked like a normal day as I turned to the Opinion and Commentary sections of the Irving press. The editorial was yet another half-baked one about reviving downtown by opening a former jail as a tourist attraction. It's not an old jail - not unless you consider the 1980s the Middle Ages. And the writer still hasn't caught on. If we want to revive downtown, we need people living there - especially older people in walking distance of the stores on Main St. We need buildings that can house people as well as shops and offices. And those buildings also have to supply recreation. No... more »

Does The U.S. Navy Need 12 Aircraft Carriers To Meet Today's U.S. National Security Needs?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world’s largest naval station. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott, and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg *Mike Conaway, Special to Defense News*: *12th US Aircraft Carrier Necessary In Increasingly Dangerous World* The US Navy aircraft... more »

"The Fellowship of Those Who Bear The Mark of Pain..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Fellowship of Those Who Bear The Mark of Pain-Who Are The Members of This Fellowship?"* “Those who have learned by experience what physical and emotional pain and anguish mean are a community all over the world. They are united by a secret bond. One and all, they know the horrors of suffering to which mankind can be subjected. One and all, they know the longing to be free from pain. He who has been delivered from pain must not think he is now free again and can live his life just as he did before. Having come deeply to know pain and anguish, he must help to take a stand agai...more »

Guatemala Masses Troops On Belize Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*BBC*: *Belize-Guatemala border tensions rise over shooting* Tensions between Guatemala and Belize over a border dispute have risen sharply after a shooting incident in which a Guatemalan teenager died. Guatemala says the 13-year-old boy was attacked by Belizean soldiers. Belize says its troops shot in self-defence after coming under fire. Belize also accuses Guatemala of "amassing" troops along the border. Guatemala's claim to parts of territory governed by its neighbour dates back to when Belize was a British colony. The Guatemalan teenager was shot dead on Wednesday near the Sar... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten (Black Holes and Quasars)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten (Black Holes and Quasars)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__7eSgBbxoQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"The glare of Alpha Centauri, one of the brightest stars in planet Earth's night sky, floods the left side of this southern skyscape. A mere 4.3 light-years distant, Alpha Centauri actually consists of two component stars similar in size to the Sun, locked in a mutual orbit. Much smaller and cooler, a third member of the same star system, Proxima Centauri, lies outside this field of view. * Click image for larger size.* Still, the telescopic scene does reveal often overlooked denizens of the Milky Way's crowded galactic plane that lie beyond the glare of Alpha Centauri, including a ... more »

"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are criticized or attacked it is important to not take it into our heart space. One of the most difficult challenges in life is learning not to take things to heart and hold on to it. Especially when we’re younger, or if we’re very sensitive, we take so much of what comes our way to heart. This can be overwhelming and unproductive if it throws us off balance on a regular basis. When we are feeling criticized or attacked from all directions, it becomes very difficult for us to recover ourselv... more »

Chet Raymo, "Lessons"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Lessons" by Chet Raymo "There is a four-line poem by Yeats, called "Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors": "What they undertook to do They brought to pass; All things hang like a drop of dew Upon a blade of grass." Like so many of the short poems of Yeats, it is hard to know what the poet had in mind, who exactly were the unknown instructors, and if unknown how could they instruct. But as I opened my volume of The Poems this morning, at random, as in the old days people opened the Bible and pointed a finger at a random passage seeking advice or instruction, this is the poem that p... more »

Democrats Spent Millions On Gwen Graham-- Aside From Twisted Bragging Rights, Got Less Than Nothing For The Efforts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Gwen Graham is a Florida Blue Dog with the lowest ProgressivePunch score (27.45)-- by far-- of any Democrat in Congress, from anywhere. Her voting record is so right-wing voting that 5 conservative Republicans-- Mark Sanford (R-SC), Tom Massie (R-KY), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Justin Amash (R-MI) and Walter Jones (R-NC)-- have voted in favor of progressive legislation more frequently than she has. It's not just that her record is graded an "F," with the exception of Texas Blue Dog Henry Cuellar (Bush's favorite Democrat) none of the worst Democrats in the House have records anywhere n... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
ISIS Targets Destroyed By American Air Strikes | Graphiq *Riyadh Mohammed, Fiscal Times:* *Is This the Beginning of the End of the Islamic State?* Just as the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS is making real progress on the ground, political chaos in Iraq is threatening to undermine those hard-fought gains. Iraq’s ongoing political crisis is reaching another turning point. This week, several ministries are under siege in Baghdad by demonstrators who are trying to break into the heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the American embassy and the Iraqi national government. Iraq now ha... more »

NY-22... Just Doomed

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Richard Hanna is an old fashioned conservative multimillionaire who hasn't served long in Congress but has had enough of it's pointless, hyper-partisan dysfunction. He's retiring and doesn't seem to regert that he won't be enmeshed with his Republican congressional colleagues in the future. He's not going to the convention and he told a local paper that "The Republican Party is not capable of nominating anyone who is electable nationally." He refused to vote for Trump, Cruz or Kasich on Tuesday, saying "I can't support a candidate who doesn't support women's health care... I think... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Politics/Satire: "Trump Reassures Supporters That He Still Opposes Women Who Were Born Women"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Trump Reassures Supporters That He Still * *Opposes Women Who Were Born Women"* by Andy Borowitz NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— "After rattling many of his supporters by expressing tolerance toward transgender people, the Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump clarified on Friday that he still opposes women who were born women. “The media has, per usual, tried to blow my words out of proportion,” Trump said on the Fox News Channel. “Just because I happen to think transgender people deserve our understanding in no way means that I feel that way about women who were born women.” ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'My Name Is Nobody' (Terrence Hill & Henry Fonda)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* It's been years since I saw this movie. It still has its magic.

Trump’s Latest Reversal: Won’t Eliminate National Debt in 8 Years After All

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump4 - 900] Remember when politicians waited to get elected before backtracking on their promises? In his latest policy change, Donald Trump backed away from his vow to eliminate the national debt by the end of his second term in office. Trump had...more »

Thought For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Andy Critchlow, Reuters*: *Saudi U.S. selloff threat not to be trifled with* Saudi Arabia rarely jokes about money. So investors can’t easily dismiss a threat that the kingdom will dump its American assets if the U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue it for damages. Though a fire-sale would be devastating, it suggests the alternative – an Iran-style freezing of assets – would be an even worse outcome. The warning to Washington lawmakers that the kingdom would sell its U.S. securities portfolio to prevent it from being seized was delive... more »

Prince’s Death: No Evidence of Suicide or Foul Play, Sheriff Says

JEFF BAENEN &AMY FORLITI at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: A woman takes the flowers her child was holding to place at the Prince star and memorial at First Avenue Friday, April 22, 2016, in Minneapolis where he often performed. The pop super star died Thursday at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- There were no obvious signs of trauma on Prince’s body when he was found unresponsive at his home in suburban Minneapolis, and suicide isn’t suspected in the musician’s death, the local sheriff said Friday. Carver County Sheriff... more »

Religious Liberty Bill Inches Forward in House After 10 Months

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Does Conservative Jason Chaffetz Have a Shot at Beating Establishment Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker?] After more than 300 days, a bill to safeguard religious liberty in the marriage debate appears to be gaining momentum in committee. The legislation has attracted 164 co-sponsors since it was referred in June to the House Oversight and Government... more »

Economic News , Data & views ( April 22 , 2016 ) Overview - TGIF Round-Up ( 1. Markets Still Enjoying Sugar High & Risk On Run - Global Equity Indices Total Return in Local & US Currencies . Credit & Bonds Items Of Note - NIRP Highlight , Crude Still On Fire From Feb Lows . 2. Greece - Creditor Debt Talks Items , IMF Seems To Be Caving Again , 2. Spain - Journalists Strike In Protest Of Massive Layoffs. 3.Brexit Items For Friday - Obama Thrusts Himself In UK Referendum On EU . 4. Ukraine In Focus . 5. Libya Political News For Friday. 6. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets........ Who the let the (market) dogs out ????? *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 23m23 minutes ago Average Global Equity Returns YTD... In US Dollars: +5.4% In Local Currency: +2.1% Brazil leading in both... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 31m 31 minutes ago Leveraged Loans are now less than 1% away from surpassing their all-time highs from last May. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 33m 33 minutes ago CCC High Yield bonds continue to rally in vertical fashion. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 5h 5 hours ago The... more »

FFWN: Is 9/11 cover-up unraveling?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 5 hours ago
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As We Shift - Filling The Empty

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
What is there to do? without the wonder of the very young… the fiery indignation of the newly adulted… the perpetual greed of the deeply aggressive… there is an empty empty’s need filling choose carefully your contents flowers grow only from likeminded seeds as do weeds. Over and over, again and again the statement is made: *This end has not been written.* With pen in hand you write today. What is it you wish to say? Say that. Then say it again. Say it loud. As the top most controllers have left the planet, the process of removal continues; there are many layers. This goes on ... more »

Keep in Mind This Earth Day That Trees are NOT Going Extinct

Chris White at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Single leafless tree in front of mountain jungle - 900] It's important to remember on Earth Day that it's unlikely trees are going extinct, despite recent concerns made by green researchers. Environmentalists and conservationists helped spur a grassroots campaign in the 1970s helping to create Earth Day, in part over concerns... more »

175 States Sign Landmark Paris Deal on Climate Change

EDITH M. LEDERER & CARA ANNA at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: John Kerry1 - 900] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, holding... more »

Analysts Claim This Earth Day Could Usher in ‘Green Energy Poverty’

Chris White at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Deflated Globe - 900] Analysts claim the Earth Day signing of the Paris climate summit agreement will disproportionately hurt the poor and eventually create a type of "green energy poverty." The December climate summit agreement, which seeks to create regulations aimed at cutting power... more »

Prince Warned Of 9/11 Attacks In 1998 And Predicted His Own Death

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A bootleg recording of a Prince concert recorded in Germany on December 23, 1998 has surfaced in which the late singer makes reference to Osama bin Laden and “the terrible event that is about to happen in America.” The recording appears to show Prince predict the 9/11 attacks, some 3 years before they actually occurred. The video has been mysteriously and inexplicably removed from YouTube multiple times. Rinf.com reports: The sudden and untimely death of pop legend Prince (57) has sent shock-waves around the world, and while information is still emerging, I have uncovered something ... more »

Rupert Murdoch’s Vice Magazine Attacks Conspiracy Theorists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Rupert Murdoch owned publication, Vice magazine, has launched a war against conspiracy theorists in its latest issue this April 2016. According to Vice, a former conspiracy theorist who claims the world of conspiracies is a big “cult”, represents the entire world of alternative media which they say needs to be shut down. Stephanie Wittschier told Vice Magazine that “truthers” (or conspiracy theorists) are dangerous nazi’s who want to lure people into joining their dangerous cult. According to the Vice.com hit-piece: The 35-year-old German was deep into the conspiracy theory scene f... more »

China Tests World’s Most Powerful Missile, Capable Of Hitting London

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
China has successfully tested a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destroying London and other European cities in just 30 minutes. The long-range nuclear ballistic missile, called the Dongfeng-41, is thought to the world’s most powerful to-date and can carry up to 10 warheads over a distance of 7,450 miles – making it capable of destroying several cities at once in just 30 minutes flat. Mirror.co.uk reports: This would mean Beijing could destroy the whole of London – which is slightly more than 5,000 miles from the Chinese capital – or wipe out any city in the West. Pentagon so... more »

CDC Warn Of Mass Tuberculosis Outbreak In United States

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have warned that a potential tuberculosis epidemic could hit America due to the surge of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border. According to the CDC, some of the illegal immigrants who have made it onto U.S. soil have been confirmed as having TB, swine flu, and some of them have been diagnosed as having Dengue. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: The internal warning was: “We might as well plan on many of the kids having TB.” It was included in June 2014 email guidance from environmental health scientist Alari... more »

World News Briefs -- April 22, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.N. envoy calls for major Syria meeting to save truce and peace talks* The U.N. special envoy for Syria called on Friday for an urgent meeting of ministers from major and regional powers to sustain the threadbare truce in Syria, as well as troubled peace talks and humanitarian aid efforts. "Yes we do need certainly a new ISSG at ministerial level," envoy Staffan de Mistura said, referring to the International Syria Support Group which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union, Iran, Turkey and Arab states. De Mistura compared the apparently stalled polit... more »

Idaho Values...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*on full display.* After successfully fighting a fire for over 12 hours, the all volunteer fire department of Bonners Ferry (just north of us), had a little celebration. Chief Patrick Warkentin, wearing the kilt, leads his men in a merry dance. God bless them for all their hard work. Bonners Ferry will never be the same...

Turkey Demands EU Countries Report Anyone Who Insults Their Leader

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Turkey have issued orders to various European countries, including the Netherlands, that it should report any “derogatory” or “defamatory” remarks made about its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a move that many European leaders have condemned as entirely fascist. According to an email sent out by Ankara’s consulate in Rotterdam, anyone caught insulting Erdogan should be reported immediately to Turkey so that they can be “dealt with” by the Turkish regime. Washingtonpost.com reports: This email, uncovered by Dutch news organizations Thursday, has sparked anger in the Netherlands, ... more »

ISIS Insider Reveals Plans To Infiltrate U.S. Via Mexico Border

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An ISIS insider has told U.S. prosecutors that the terrorist organisation has plans to infiltrate America by entering via the Mexican-U.S. border, allowing militants from Syria to execute attacks on U.S. soil. Gules Ali Omar, one of the men accused in Minnesota of trying to join ISIS, informed the Islamic State about the route it could take so that militants could carry out attacks on America. Foxnews.com reports: The document, filed Wednesday, is one of many filed in recent weeks as prosecutors and defense attorneys argue about which evidence should be allowed at the men’s trial, ... more »

Prince Had Thousands Of Songs Stashed In Secret Vault

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Prince, the acclaimed musician had two thousand unreleased songs stored in a secret vault at home. The legendary singer-songwriter, who sold more than 100 million records during his career, died at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57. The Daily Express reports: But it can be revealed the pop legend’s Paisley Park estate is home to a vault of thousands of unreleased tracks. It is known the vault includes a never-released song call Moonbeam Levels, which he recorded on July 6 1982. Prince’s sound engineer Susan Rogers described the track as “unbelievably beautiful” and claimed it wa... more »

US Government Lobbied To Legally Declare Non-Obese People A Minority

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A powerful lobby group claiming to represent over 31% of American voters has organised rallies in Washington this week to formally ask Congress to recognise non-obese people as a minority group in America. 40,000 people gathered in Washington, 20,000 in Los Angeles and 15,000 in New York to voice their support of the Alliance to Make US Healthiest organisation in granting rights for non-overweight Americans. Worldnewsdailyreport.com reports: The Alliance is officially launching its nationwide campaign of action called “Thin Lives Matter”, mobilizing its supporters for what is descr... more »

Israel Accuse Russia Of Firing At Aircraft

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Russia of firing at two Israeli military aircraft flying over Syria, and has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to address it’s coordination efforts with Israel in Syria. The Kremlin have responded by calling the Israeli regime delusional, saying “In this case, Israeli press reports are far from reality.” Yahoo News reports: But Netanyahu, in remarks published by Israeli reporters whom he briefed by phone on his talks on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said “there have been problems” regarding Israeli militar... more »

Hollywood Conservative Group ‘Friends of Abe’ Dissolving … Is Trump the Reason?

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 29: Actor Jon Voight smiles while going over his speech before a get-out-the-vote rally with U.S. Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle and U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at The Orleans October 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recent polls show Angle four points ahead in her race against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) who is seeking his fifth term. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)] The Friends of Abe are going their separate ways. In an abrupt and surprising announcement Thursday, the fabled -- if secretive -- organization of Hollywood c... more »

Replica Of Palmyra’s Temple of Bel Entrance Erected In London

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A replica of a two thousand year old Syrian arch which was destroyed by ISIS in the ancient city of Palmyra, has been erected in London’s Trafalgar Square. The arch represents the entrance to the Temple of Bel which was founded in AD32. The temple was consecrated to the Mesopotamian god Bel and formed the centre of religious life in Palmyra The 15-feet-high (4.6-metre-high) replica was officially unveiled by mayor Boris Johnson on Tuesday afternoon, and will be on display in the UK capital for three days. Sky news reports: The 20ft replica arch was carved out of Egyptian marble in I... more »

Fascists in Ukraine Continue with Attacks

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
A Leftist politician in ‪‎Ukraine‬ was attacked today by Azov battalion fascist paramilitaries for speaking out against the "ATO" - the war against the Russian speaking citizens in Eastern Ukraine (Donbass). When the representative of the "Union of Leftists" Vasyl Volha arrived in Zaporizhia he was met with a storm of criticism by nationalists in the city. Volha was not allowed to hold a proper news conference. He was surrounded and given 10 minutes to make a statement and leave "in good health". He said that the ATO needs to stop and that the Ukrainian leadership have become ri... more »

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for Pastor Fired by State for Sermons Warns: These Firings Are Going to Get Worse

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Dr. Eric Walsh - 900] Dr. Eric Walsh, a a public health expert with multiple advanced degrees, who served on President Obama's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, was fired from a new position he had just accepted at Georgia's Department of Public Health (DPH) to be... more »

The U.S. War Against The Islamic State Has Cost $7 Billion (And Counting)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times*: *The Cost of the War Against ISIS: $7 Billion and Counting* The war against the Islamic State has now cost American taxpayers more than $7 billion, a figure that could increase dramatically as the U.S. prepares to send 200 more troops to Iraq to help fight the extremist network. As of March 15, the price tag for 568 days of war was $6.8 billion, with an average cost of $11.5 million per day, according to a Defense Department report released on Tuesday. If the daily tab has held steady since then, another $402.5 million... more »

Global Bankster Mafia Caught Rigging Markets to Destroy Middle Class

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The illuminati were amateurs when it comes to stealing from the middle class.

Scientists In Japan Given Approval To Modify Fertilized Human Eggs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scientists in Japan have been given the green light to start modifying fertilized human eggs. A government bioethics panel said they are only allowing the technique to be used for basic research purposes, They said they could not approve the clinical use of modified fertilized human eggs, citing risks of editing errors and the currently unknown impact on offspring…..so there won’t be any designer babies created any time soon…hopefully. RT reports: The editing of genomes has already been used for plants, human body cells and animals, but there have been debates about the ethics of lo...more »

McAfee: We All Lose If We Give Up on Privacy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Interview with John McAfee, cyber security expert, inventor, entrepreneur, and creator of McAfee antivirus.

Obama: North Carolina Law Requiring Men to Stay Out of Women’s Bathrooms Should be Overturned

DARLENE SUPERVILLE & KEVIN FREKING at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Britain Obama - 900] LONDON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called on Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people. Obama... more »

Flint watch: Maddow's cartoonized version of Flint!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016The things you were never told:* On Wednesday, three individuals were charged with crimes stemming from their alleged conduct in the Flint water mess. That evening, Rachel Maddow reported these charges. In the passage shown below, she continued to build her cartoonized version of what happened in Flint. Can you spot a few thumbs on the scale? MADDOW (4/20/16): Today, these first charges, it turned out they were brought by the state attorney general * in a big, splashy press conference,* with tons of media there, the state attorney general himself making th... more »

Tribe President: Navajo Still Suffering 9 Months After EPA Gold King Mine Spill

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Entrance to the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado.] An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-caused disaster polluted the Navajo Nation's water supply -- a critical part of the community's livelihood and spirituality -- and critics say the agency abandoned the Native American victims in the aftermath. The EPA spilled 880,000 pounds of... more »

Russia Has Successfully Tested A Hypersonic Glide Vehicle That Can Deliver Nuclear Or Conventional Warheads

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have successfully launched an RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) intercontinental ballistic missile from the Baikonur space center. © Sergey Kazak / Sputnik *RT:* *Hypersonic warhead for future ICBM successfully tested in Russia – report* Russian Strategic Missile Forces have conducted a successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, testing a hypersonic cruise vehicle, Interfax reported, citing a source familiar with the issue. The test launch was performed Tuesday using an RS-18A strategic ballistic missile (UR-100N, NATO designation SS-19 ... more »

Be Happy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
thats the biggest challage for the human race

Harriet Tubman, Freedom Fighter

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Harriet Tubman 20 Dollar bill - 900] Harriet Tubman was literally a freedom fighter. The “Moses” of the Underground Railroad liberated herself and dozens of others from slavery over the years in a biopic-worthy life of bravery and idealism. She has now been selected to eventually replace... more »

China Denies Massing Troops On The North Korean Border Amid Reports of North Korea Preparing For A Fifth Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China denies reports of massing troops at North Korea border* China's Defense Ministry on Friday denied reports that Chinese troops were massing on the North Korean border, ahead of a possible fifth North Korean nuclear test, saying its deployments there were normal. The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said earlier this week that China had sent 2,000 troops to the border, a story picked up by Russian and Iranian news outlets, among others. The decision was made ahead of the expected testing of North Korea's fifth nuclear device, the rep... more »

U.S. To Buy Iranian Nuclear Materials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *U.S. to Buy Material Used in Iran Nuclear Program* *Deal to purchase heavy water from Tehran aims to protect broad accord reached in July* WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is buying 32 tons of heavy water, a key component in atomic-weapons development, from Iran in an effort to safeguard its landmark nuclear agreement with the country, according to senior American officials. The Department of Energy’s impending purchase was driven by U.S. concerns that Iran doesn’t have the capacity yet to quickly reduce its stockpile of the material as required under t... more »

Great appliances do not make life

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
they only are salt and pepper

R.I.P. Choppers

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Oh...dear...God, will it never end? First Victoria Wood, then Prince, now...

Why is the Government Installing Mysterious Boxes On Utility Poles?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - All around the nation, mysterious technology is being installed in our cities and neighborhoods.

Twining vs Roswell

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
There are those who believe that Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining’s letter of September 23, 1947, closes the door on the Roswell crash. They cite the line about the lack of crash recovered debris as proof that there was no crash because all the testimony gathered from so many of the officers in Roswell and Fort Worth pointed to Wright Field as the destination of the crash debris. If such was the case, then Twining had to know because he was the commander there and since he mentioned the lack of crash debris, it must not exist. Stan Friedman has countered this by claiming that th... more »

Purple Rain Purple Rain I only want to see you one more time again in the rain

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Rain falls like an eraser from heaven and over time it will wipe everything out drop by drop and as it beats against my forehead can I remember your name forever and how we discovered what was wet and what was shiny and how two skins could slide in the right atmosperich condition when the rain was purple pinker and blue in fact more colours than patented they were all real all true

Woman In Leading Flint Water Crisis Lawsuit Shot Dead

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A woman who was involved in a lawsuit over the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan was found shot to death in her home along with another woman. Police found the bodies of two women inside a townhouse on Tuesday, where they also found a one-year-old child unharmed. Both women were shot, and have been identified as Sasha Bell and Sacorya Reed. The child was taken into protective services. Sasha Bell was one of the first of a growing number of people to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint water crisis after claiming that her child had been lead poisoned. Police say... more »

Yemen Peace Talks Have Begun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Warring Yemen parties disagree on peace talks agenda* Yemen's warring factions failed to agree on an agenda for U.N-backed peace negotiations in Kuwait on Friday after their first direct meeting but the effort will continue, participants said. The talks in Kuwait, which opened late on Thursday, bring together the Iran-allied Houthi movement and its General People's Congress (GPC) party allies with the Saudi-backed government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The talks seek a solution to a conflict which has killed more than 6,200 people, triggered a humanita... more »

Former Afghan Police Officer Admits Killing Americans In Kabul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Abdul Saboor told a press conference that he had no regrets over his actions *BBC: **Afghan attacker admits killing Americans in Kabul* *A former Afghan police officer has admitted killing two American advisers inside the interior ministry in the capital, Kabul, in 2011.* Abdul Saboor was arrested this week in his hometown of Salang north of Kabul. Presented to the media, he said he had no regrets and was "proud" of his actions. "I don't care if I die for it," he said. He said that he had shot the advisers from close range using an official pistol. The incident was among several ... more »

You Are the Solution

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Wes Annac* - With all of the chaos surrounding us, you may wonder if peace is even possible.

Chemtrails, Terraforming, Transhumanism and You

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Zen Garnder* - These are questions we should be asking when investigating these programs.

Russian Drone Breaks World Flight Time Record

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An advanced Russian drone (UAV) has set a new world record for flight duration in open areas. Sputnik reports: A world record for flying in natural weather conditions has been broken by a state-of-the-art octocopter made by the Russian company NELK, the Russian newspaper Izvestia reported. Российский беспилотник бьёт мировой рекорд по длительности полета (+ФОТО, ВИДЕО) Октокоптер https://t.co/sBEAW7SLqI pic.twitter.com/u9zYh1D6XK — Русская Весна (@Rusvesna1) April 22, 2016 The new record was set during the drone’s test flight in the town of Chernogolovka in the Moscow Region, which ... more »

Romania Kicked Out Of Eurovision 2016 For Not Paying Bills

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Romania has been ejected from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest for owing $16m in unpaid bills to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The poor and underdeveloped central European country will not be able to compete with its richer European neighbors this year because state broadcaster Televiziunea Romana (TVR) failed to settle the debt that dates back to 2007. TVR YouTube video: Bangkok Post reports: Romania was to be represented at the event by Ovidiu Anton with his English-language song, “Moment of Silence”, but the entry will now be forced out of the lineup. “It is regrettab... more »

A WEEK IN THE LIFE: "Our child's treasury of John Kasich!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016Part 5—Cable's dumbest week ever:* Monday, April 11, 2016 dawned both clear and cold. (Presumably, this was true somewhere. On occasion, we'll follow modern cable news practice, replacing balanced presentations of fact with familiar, novelized formats.) As that Monday dawned clear and cold, liberals and progressives found themselves confronted by a wide range of issues, concerns, inventions and substantive topics. Candidates Clinton and Sanders were locked in a war for the state of New York. Below, you see just a few of the questions which were involved in ... more »

BBC apology (2)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Further to another earlier post, the BBC has also apologised today for that Radio 4 'comedy' programme last night that joked about the Queen's sex life and her going to the toilet:

BBC apology (1)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Further to an earlier post about the imam David Cameron said “supports IS” (Islamic State), the BBC has apologised today to Suliman Gani, on Andrew Neil's behalf: Andrew Neil misspoke, apparently.

During Confirmation Hearing Incoming NATO Commander Says 'It’s Time To Give Russia A Taste Of Its Own Tactics'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Top U.S. commander says it’s time to give Russia a taste of its own tactics* President Obama’s pick to command all U.S. forces in Europe said Thursday that all options — including military force — should be considered as Washington weighs its response to recent Russian aggression against American forces operating in eastern Europe. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti’s testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee came barely a week after Russian fighter jets and attack helicopters repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer on patrol in the Baltic Se...more »

Isaeli Paper: Russian Forces In Syria Fired At Least Twice On Israeli Military Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 21, 2016 (Courtesy) *Reuters*: *Russian forces in Syria fired on Israeli military aircraft: newspaper* Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek improved operational coordination with Moscow, Israel's top-selling newspaper said on Friday. The unsourced report in Yedioth Ahronoth gave no dates or locations for the incidents nor any indication Israeli planes were hit. Russia mounted its military in... more »

These 7 Predictions From The Original Earth Day Were Way Off | The Daily Caller

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard. So this […]

Ex-Clinton Staffer Again Refuses to Testify Before Congress

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a point during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for the former Hillary Clinton staffer who set up her private email server says his client still won’t appear before Congress. Two Senate committees had renewed their request to question Bryan Pagliano about the server... more »

Earth Day: 5 Uplifting Facts About the Environment Alarmists Don’t Want You to Know

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Greenpeace - 900] Many media outlets inundate the Internet every Earth Day with lists of environmental threats facing the world, ignoring the immense environmental progress that has actually been made. This Earth Day, The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look at the uplifting... more »

US Paying Iran $8.6 Million for Reactor Heavy Water as Part of Nuke Deal

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: John Kerry - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is buying 32 metric tons of Iranian heavy water, a key component for one kind of nuclear reactor, to help Iran meet the terms of last year’s landmark nuclear deal under which it agreed... more »

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights of 200K Felons

ALAN SUDERMAN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Terry McAuliffe - 900] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- More than 200,000 convicted felons will be able to cast ballots in the swing state of Virginia in November under a sweeping executive order Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday. The Democrat said restoring the rights of... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Pitiful Chiefs'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Pitiful Chiefs Mohawk Nation News www.mohawknationnews.com MNN. Apr. 21, 2016. Our communities are privately owned by corporations called band and tribal councils. These corpo chiefs are created by the occupiers. The bankers are the shareholders of every municipality in the Corporation of CANADA, including INDIAN reserves. The band/tribal council’s job is to provide ever growing

Most Americans Agree With Bernie Sanders Stance On Israel

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has criticized Israel’s heavy handed approach to the Palestinians. During last weeks CNN Democratic primary debate Sen. Bernie Sanders came out in defense of the downtrodden Palestinians bringing their plight to the attention of the media. “Bernie Sanders just shattered an American taboo on Israel,” according to a headline. The Washington Post reports: Some writers have pitched this as a “watershed moment” in Democratic Party politics. For the political class, perhaps it is. But public opinion surveys show that Sanders’s views are repre... more »

A tweet from Hugo Rifkind

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago

Questions of Character & Fairness

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Is it unfair to Clinton to put this picture here? Does it question her character to show it?* *by Gaius Publius* I had something else lined up for today, but I wanted to follow up briefly on a recent piece I did — "HillaryWon New York, But Her Image Is Underwater" — which looked at the Washington Post's evaluation of the state of the Clinton campaign following her New York win. That piece contained this paragraph, which we quoted (my emphasis): Clinton’s image is at or near record lows among major demographic groups. Among men, she is at minus 40. Among women, she is at minus nin... more »

New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
*.* This discovery is actually very important. What it means is that ordinary people were taking it upon themselves to learn to read and write in Judea just before the Exile in 586 BC. This means that the support was in place to acquire all forms of scriptures for later compilation. Considering that core components of the Early texts are likely directly extracted and translated from a long lost Bronze Age corpus including an actual history of the initial settlement in Mesopotamia some several thousands of years earlier under Noah it is necessary for a literate culture to both e... more »

Former Teacher Speaks of Experience at Memphis KIPP High School

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Schools Matter: KIPP Denies Access to KIPP Schools: Former Teacher...: Update March 24, 2016: My new book on "No Excuses" KIPP Model schools is now available from Rowman & Littlefield and online ... more »

A rant v the man from the FT

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
On the same theme, *More or Less* on Radio 4 covered the Treasury's Brexit figures this week. It introduced Fraser Nelson of the *Spectator*'s denunciation of George's Osborne's "misleading" £4,300 figure as "a rant", before bringing Chris Giles of the (pro-EU) *FT* on to give a full-length analysis of the Treasury report. (Unlike Fraser's brief bit, the FT *man*'s contribution *wasn't *introduced as "a rant".) Chris Giles called the report "serious" *and *biased" yet "overall, a serious and cogent piece of economic analysis". He said that any such Treasury model like that *would... more »

Report: Russian Forces Fired At Israeli Jets In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Russian forces in Syria fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, according to Israel’s top-selling newspaper. In their unsourced report on Friday, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily gave no dates or locations for the incidents nor any indication on whether the Israeli planes were hit. Asked about the alleged incidents, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “In this case, Israeli press reports are far from reality.” Press TV reports: Separately, Israel’s Channel 10 TV said a Russian warplane approached an Israeli warplane off the Mediterranean coast of Syria last week but that ther... more »

World News Briefs -- April 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Gulf News/AFP:* *Yemen peace talks resume in Kuwait* *Rebel delegation wants political transition before disarming and vacating territories* Kuwait City: Delayed peace talks aimed at ending 13 months of conflict in Yemen resumed on Friday, a day after UN mediators finally managed to get warring sides to the table. The United Nations hopes negotiations — which were originally due to begin on Monday — will put a stop to fighting across Yemen that has killed more than 6,800 people and driven 2.8 million from their homes since March last year. The talks resumed on Friday afternoon,... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *WATCH: B-52 Stratofortress drops its first bombs on the Islamic State* The B-52 Stratofortress bomber, designed and first fielded to deliver nuclear strikes on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has dropped its first bombs on the Islamic State, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. A contingent of B-52H Stratofortresses that arrived at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar this month began bombing around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday. It is the bomber’s first deployment to the Middle East since the Persian Gulf War. The huge aircraft is an iconic symbol of Ame... more »

Britain’s NCA Chief Suggests Therapy Instead Of Jail For Paedophiles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Paedophiles could be spared jail and given counseling instead due to the massive volume of online child abuse images and scant resources, according to Britain’s National Crime Agency NCA chief Lynne Owens said the scale of the challenge facing undercover cops is so great, that it requires a radical re-think. RT reports: She said undercover investigators could approach offenders looking at low-level child abuse images online and ask them to seek help from charities. The program is bound to be controversial, however, as it would rely on appealing to the conscience of pedophiles. The ... more »

Obama Breaks Promise to Call Armenian Killings ‘Genocide’

Josh Lederman at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Armenians_marched_by_Turkish_soldiers,_1915 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is declining to call the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, breaking a specific promise he made when he ran for president. Obama says in a statement marking Armenian Remembrance Day that the massacre... more »

Obama’s Violating the Constitution by Not Submitting Paris Climate Treaty to Senate

Mike Kelly & Mike Lee at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] Today at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of over 130 nations will sign the Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement that was negotiated in Paris last December. According to President Obama,... more »

At Least 8 Dead in ‘Execution-Style’ Shootings at 4 Locations in Ohio; No Arrests Made

Kantele Franko at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Lt. Michael Preston, of the Ross County Sheriff's Department speaks to the media on Union Hill Road that approaches a crime scene, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Pike County, Ohio. Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along the road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear. The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Ci... more »

Wisconsin Students March to Support Alleged Cop-Killing Advocate

Blake Neff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: UW-Madison - 900] Hundreds of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison launched a protest action Thursday, blocking major streets in order to show support for a student who allegedly called for killing police officers. The protests were sparked by the recent arrest of Denzel... more »

The BBC's Head of Statistics is nobbled again (by the BBC)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Crikey! Anthony Reuben (Head of Statistics at the BBC) has been nobbled again. After having has his piece questioning the UN Human Rights Council's dodgy figures over civilian deaths in Gaza doctored by the BBC, he's now had his *Reality Check* article on George Osborne's dodgy £4,300 a year claim doctored too - the one where he described George Osborne's claim 'killer' assertion that families would lose £4,300 a year from Brexit as "not true". As per *Guido Fawkes*, Mr. Reuben's verdict that the Chancellor's claim was "not true" has now been edited out of existence. And it's been... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

"The Real Damage..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don't want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It's the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you'll keep it under contr... more »

Excellent Analysis of US-Japan Nuclear Relations

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Yuki Natsui. Axiomatizing the Atom: Implications for US-Japan Relations http://www.dianuke.org/28759-2/ February 17, 2016 on Dianuke.org, published previously by the author at: http://unificity.blogspot.jp/ 日本語版 (A Japanese summary of this article is available at this link):「原子の公理化: 日米関係の裏の意味」 MEANWHILE, the nuclear arms race is re-invigorated: William Broad and David Sanger (April 16, 2016) . Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War. The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/science/atom-bomb-nuclear-weapons-hgv-arms-race-russia-china.html?l... more »

Author dispute retracts paper suggesting NSAIDs curb growth in rats

Katherine Mintz at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The corresponding author asked the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics to retract an article that found popular pain medicines can curb growth in rats, in light of an unresolved authorship dispute. The article, “Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Cause Inhibition of the Growth Plate in Cultured Rat Metatarsal Bones,” details preliminary results that indicate nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may reduce growth […] The post Author dispute retracts paper suggesting NSAIDs curb growth in rats appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Lawsuit: Former FDA Chief Suppressed Danger of Deadly Drug for Sake of Personal Profit

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: HHS 2014 Budget Press Conference] Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, her hedge-fund executive husband, and Fortune 500 giant Johnson & Johnson colluded to enrich themselves by failing to warn the public about a "deadly" antibiotic, a federal racketeering lawsuit claims.... more »

Facebook Changes News Feed Algorithm By Timing Read Articles

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Facebook has made changes to how its News Feed works by taking into account how long a person looks at an article. The world’s largest social network has tweaked its algorithm to ensure that users receive content they actually want to read and to reduce clutter popping up on News Feeds. The real motivation may be ad revenue, but it’s always pushed as more relevant content. Beta News reports: The most recent update to the feed algorithm will take into account not only which news articles people click on, but how long they spend reading them. This will help Facebook to not only determ... more »

"Life Expectancy Declines for White Americans": But its all their own fault

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
American longevity is declining: Betsy McKay, (2016, April 20). Life Expectancy Declines for White Americans. The Wall Street Journal, A3. "Life expectancy fell for the US white population in 2014 and remained flat for all population groups combined, according to data released Wednessday by the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention, showing how increases in death rates from suicides, drug overdoses, and related causes are threatening an important measure of health and prosperity." White Americans born in 2014 are expected to live to 78.8 years, as compared to 78.9 years for th... more »

Douglas Murray and James Rubin on Barack Obama's pro-Remain pitch to the British public

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
For those of you who enjoy a really good debate (and both participants seemed to relish the fight), here's something from around noon on the BBC News Channel today. (Naturally, I thought Douglas Murray won). *Annita McVeigh*: Douglas, first of all: That's absolutely nothing tentative in what the President's saying. He's very much asserting his right to make comments on the EU referendum, and he does have that right, doesn't he? *Douglas Murray*: Yes, of course he does. I mean, he's head of state of one of our most important allies. I have to say though I did have a slight grin... more »

Chelsea Clinton: Gun Control Opportunity on Supreme Court With Scalia Gone...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*because gun control works so well.* Make no mistake about this - if Hillary Clinton is elected president they *will* come for your guns. *Year to date stats from Chicago, home to the strictest gun laws in the country: * Shot & Killed: *153* Shot & Wounded: *874* *Total Shot: 1027 * Total Homicides: *175*

The Conservative and News-Breaking Judicial Watch Kicked Out of Pulitzer Consideration — ‘Not Real Journalists’

Mark Tapscott at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - APRIL 18: Administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, Mike Pride announces the 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners at the Columbia University in New York, USA on April 18, 2016.] Judicial Watch has been kicked out of the Pulitzer Prize contest, although the non-profit government watchdog has broken key stories this year in the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the controversy over the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya. "Does the Pulitzer Prize have... more »

Venezuela To Cut Electrical Power For 4 Hours A Day Starting Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC*: *Venezuela cuts power for four hours a day to save energy* Venezuela is introducing power cuts of four hours a day from next week to deal with a worsening energy crisis. The cuts will last for 40 days as the country struggles under a severe drought limiting hydroelectric output. It is the latest setback to Venezuela's economy which has been hit by a sharp fall in the price of its main export, oil. The country's main brewer, Polar, also says it will stop production because it has no dollars to buy grain abroad. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: It is when I read news reports ... more »

President Obama Pushes Toxic TTIP Deal During UK Visit

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
According to the British NGO, War on Want, the real reason why Obama wants Britain to stay in the EU is to impose the TTIP deal on Europe They warn that the US President is currently in the UK to force the “toxic” Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal on Britain, a move which would allow US firms to demolish the state health system and more… Obama penned an opinion column in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper where among other things he outlined why he believes Britain should remain in the European Union (EU). RT reports: The British NGO has branded Obama’s official v... more »

Reactions to NPR's Interview with NEA Prez

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
by Jim Horn From my reading NPR's interview with NEA president, Lily Eskelsen, in the wake of the ESSA passage, some of NEA’s positions and priorities are made disturbingly clear. First and foremost, it is clear that NEA’s aggressive marketing of ESSA continues with the same bubbly and unrelenting intensity, entirely unaltered by either factual reading or studied interpretation of the ESSA testing and privatization plan. It is clear, too, that NEA wants more data, rather than less, in a dashboard of information that it hopes will replace the testing thermometer. Eskelsen boas... more »

Donald Trump is Not Your Protector: A Warning to Conservative Christians

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump at Today Show - 900] Donald Trump has presented himself as a protector of conservative Christians and as the best friend Christians will ever have. He has held up his mother's Bible and pledged to bring Christ back into Christmas. But when the rubber meets... more »

Brexit: Boris vs Barack. Will Obama join the EU?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
The full text isn't known yet but it's been leaked that Obama will try to intervene into the British June 23rd referendum about the kingdom's departure from the European Union. (The Daily Telegraph honored Obama by offering him some room on the prestigious enough Page 20 today.) Barack Obama will claim that Britain is a weak loser who doesn't have a chance to survive for a week away from Angela Merkel's and Jean-Claude Juncker's breasts. It's important for the strength of Britain to shut up and become an obedient servant of the bureaucracy in Brussels. Without the leadership of Merk... more »

Catholic University Receives Major Funding for Business School, Launches New Institute for ‘Human Ecology’

Anika Smith at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Caldwell Hall CUA - 900] This week, The Catholic University of America announced gifts unprecedented in the school's history: $47 million to expand the university's School of Business and Economics and launch a separate Institute for Human Ecology. A record $15 million donation to Catholic from... more »

These 7 Predictions from the Original Earth Day Were Way Wrong

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: A small section of the estimated 20,000 person crowd which attended Philadelphia's Earth Day observance sits shoulder to shoulder, April 23, 1970.] Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first... more »

Sadiq Khan shared platform with five Islamic extremists per London Evening Standard

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
It doesn't matter how much the BBC cover-up for Sadiq Khan, the truth keeps creeping out. Of course by running cover for Sadiq Khan the BBC are doing their best to ensure that he is elected London Mayor in two weeks time. Here's something that the pro Labour Party BBC won't be reporting... 'Labour's candidate for Mayor of London took part with an activist who has threatened "fire throughout the world", a supporter of terror group Hamas, a preacher who backs an Islamic state and a Muslim leader accused of advocating attacks on the Royal Navy if it stopped arms being smuggled into ... more »

Portland Tax Day News Conference

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
April 19 Tax Day news conference in Portland, Maine. In my words I made one factual mistake. I said space technology is costing $100 million per year, I meant to say $100 billion per year. Thanks to Martha Spiess for organizing the news conference and inviting me to participate. The event was covered on Maine Public Radio and one Portland TV station. I really believe in doing Tax Day events. It is a time when people are thinking alot about where their hard earned tax dollars are going. On April 15 when we handed out flyers in Brunswick at the post office my opening line was "... more »

Neoliberalism Kills

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
In his weekend Vatican speech, Bernie Sanders called for a sweeping moral and anthropological study of the increasingly anti-social U.S. political system and record global wealth inequality. This can't come a moment too soon, because Americans have become so desperate that they are killing themselves in record numbers. You might not know this unless tragedy has struck you personally. When you turn on the TV, all you hear about are the fortunes of a handful of very rich people vying for public office, or the latest terrorist attack. Suicide makes the headlines only when the guy is we... more »

Poll: Should there be a statute of limitation on retractions?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
With PubPeer and other online resources (such as PubMed Commons and our comment section), it’s never been easier for readers to raise public suspicions of published papers. But what should we do when we learn about potential problems in papers that are decades old, and all of the authors are deceased? That’s the question we’re asking […] The post Poll: Should there be a statute of limitation on retractions? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Little Sisters, Other HHS Mandate Opponents: The Government Conceded to Us, It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Little Sisters of the Poor - 900-0000] An attorney representing the Little Sisters of the Poor and others against Obamacare’s abortifacient, contraceptive and sterilization mandate say the government has essentially conceded defeat in the four-year battle. Last week, both sides responded to the Court’s question of whether the... more »

Stop Indoctrinating Children with Eco-Junk! 'Subsidy Sam' turns up to fight the good fight.

JS at Climate Lessons - 15 hours ago
Cartoons by Josh Josh has the story at Bishop Hill: ''Subsidy Sam' was written by Lyndsey Ward to counter the shameless pro-wind propaganda allowed in schools. Lyndsey asked me to help out with a cartoon and I was only too happy to oblige. Today 'Subsidy Sam' made it into The Press and Journal, a Scottish newspaper' On her the Facebook page, Wind Energy's Absurd, Lyndsey writes: 'This short story has been written to counter the shameless wind propaganda that is allowed into our schools to influence young minds with no effort to show the other side. Here at Wind Energy's Absurd we ha... more »

Truths about Trade

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
Alan Blinder has a great column in today's *Wall Street Journal*.

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Japan faces fresh earthquake panic as 6.1 magnitude tremor hits coast near Fukushima nuclear plant "We Are Taking Them To The Cleaners" - State Street Caught Stealing From Clients With Up To 1,900% Markups Europe's Inevitable Intervention In Libya Will Add 1.3 Million Barrels To The World Oil Glut Cash-Strapped ISIS Is Killing Its Own Fighters To Sell Their Organs Saudi Arabia Admits To John Kerry That It Created ISIS... But There Is A Twist Lloyds is cutting 600 jobs and closing 21 branches In The Future, 'Brainprints' Could Replace Fingerprints Hackers sto... more »

Man Charged With Felony Robbery For Filling McDonald’s Cup With Soda

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A McDonald’s customer in Springdale, Arkansas was arrested on robbery charges after pouring $1.49 worth of soda into an empty water cup. 18-year-old Cody Morris refused to return the fizzy sugary drink to the restaurant’s manager and was later arrested at a bowling alley. 4029 TV reports: The manager told police he tried to stop the suspects from driving away, but he was hit by their car, according to the report. The manager for the McDonald’s at 520 S. Thompson St. called police Monday to report a robbery, according to the report. The manager told police 3 people went through the ... more »

Donna Edwards And The CBC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Although the Congressional Black Caucus's 501 (c)(4) has some CBC members on it, the board is primarily a gaggle of sleazy Beltway corporate lobbyists and consultants, not quite as bad as the notorious CBC PAC board, but not on the side of the angels by any stretch of any imagination. Conservative Democrat Angela Rye is on both boards. Wednesday morning the Bernie-hating Rye (of Impact Strategies), blasted "white progressives" on her Twitter account for pointing out that the CBC is a virtual vacuum cleaner for bribes from many of the worst corporate interests in Washington. Accord... more »

The Perfect Lemon Bundt Cake

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
My mom and I have turned into cake baking machines. We want to find the perfect cake for each flavor. This lemon cake is amazing. This isn't just the best lemon cake I have ever had, it might be the best cake I have ever had. It has the perfect texture and its delicate lemon flavor is a perfect match for the frosting. I dream about this cake. I tried to convince my daughter she wanted this cake for her birthday this week, but alas, it isn't pink so it didn't make the cut. ;) For the Cake: - 1 package lemon cake mix (I like the Duncan Hines Mix for these cakes) - 1 small b... more »

Time to ‘Go Galt’ on the Public Schools

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: public school - 900] On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia ruled that a local school district must teach their students that up is down, right is left, 2 + 2 = 5, and that Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus serve as... more »

UK Leaders for British Exit from the EU: Obama Should ‘Butt Out’ of Discussion

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: President of the United States Barack Obama smiles as he trots down the steps of Air Force One at Stansted Airport, England, Thursday, April 21, 2016.] LONDON (AP) -- Campaigners for a British exit from the European Union reacted angrily Friday to U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for the U.K to stay in the bloc. In an article for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Obama said that... more »

Our Own Mickey Mantle

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper pumps his fist as he takes a curtain call after he hit a grand slam during the third inning of an baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Washington. This was Harper's 100th home run of his career. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)] WASHINGTON -- We all have our ways of marking the seasons. I know it’s spring when in early April I start my morning by skipping The Washington Post front page and going right to the sports section. It’s not until I’ve... more »

Does your EU vote count? Any more than your UK one does?!

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 15 hours ago
Chris and KJ work themselves up over the EU referendum... OUR RELATED STORIES: Election 2015: more voters swung left than right. It was the constituency boundaries wot won it! Osborne's 2016 budget protects the wealthiest while the most vulnerable suffer Department of Health consultation embarrassingly shows public strongly against Tory plans for NHS Our NHS is expensive? Comparable

The Pentagon Wants To Build Lasers To Counter Chinese And Russian Hypersonic Strike Vehicles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Vice Adm. James Syring told a House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces hearing that he lacks the funding to counter hypersonic missile threats but that money has been requested in the current defense authorization bill to deal with the threat. (Department of Defense) *Washington Times*: *Pentagon to counter hypersonic missiles with lasers* *The U.S. is moving to counter Chinese and Russian hypersonic strike vehicles using lasers, the director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency revealed last week.* But Vice Adm. James Syring told a House Armed Services subcommitte... more »

FBI Director: Hillary Email Investigation Could Stretch Past DNC Convention

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
FBI Director James Comey takes a question from a reporter during a news conference at the FBI office in Boston, Massachusetts November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder *NBC:* *FBI Director: Democratic Convention Not a Deadline in Clinton Email Investigation* FBI Director James Comey says the forthcoming Democratic National Convention does not represent a deadline for finishing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails. Asked about the case today at a security conference in London, he said, "Somebody asked me if the Democratic National Convention is a hard stop or a key date for... more »

He Stands Naked

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Mr. Justice Charles Vaillancourt understood how Stephen Harper's PMO worked. And he didn't mince words: “Damage control at its finest,” administered with “ruthless efficiency,” he called it. “The political, covert, relentless unfolding of events is mindboggling and shocking. The precision and planning of the exercise would make any military commander proud.” They ran up quite a score -- 0 to 31. No runs, no hits, and one error after another. But, in pronouncing judgement on Harper's PMO, Vaillancourt was also passing judgement on Stephen Harper. Michael Harris writes: Up until y... more »

Leading Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Blesses Marijuana Kosher For Passover

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky from Israel has given his approval for the use of medical marijuana during passover. The leading living authority in Haredi Jewish society has examined the marijuana plant and considers it beneficial. Under normal circumstances the herb is considered to be a member of a religiously restricted group of foods. Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, considered a “leading living ultra-Orthodox halachic authority,” by the Times of Israel, ruled that marijuana is kosher for Passover and pronounced a blessing over the plant’s leaves. Sputnik reports: During the eight...more »

Tubman Replacing Jackson on the $20 a Deeply Symbolic Move

DEEPTI HAJELA & ERRIN HAINES WHACK at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Harriet Tubman 20 Dollar bill - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn’t even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. To this day, the 66-year-old songwriter pokes him in the face whenever... more »

Merkel, EU Officials Head to Turkey to Prop Up Troubled Pact to Control Migration Flood

Lorne Cook and Dominique Soguel at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 file photo of a Syrian refugee as she hangs clothes to dry on a barbed-wired fence at a camp for Syrian refugees in Islahiye, Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials plan to travel close to Turkey’s border with Syria in hopes of promoting a troubled month-old agreement to manage a refugee crisis that has left hundreds of thousands stranded on the migrant trail to Europe. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union offici... more »

F.B.I. Paid Hackers $1.3 Million For Unlocking San Bernardino Terrorist's iPhone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
FOX News: *James Comey: FBI spent over $1 million to unlock San Bernardino attacker's iPhone* The FBI paid a non-governmental third party over $1 million for technology that allowed the agency to unlock an iPhone 5C that belonged to San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook, according to a remark made by FBI director James Comey at a moderated discussion in London on Thursday. When asked exactly how much his agency shelled out for the technology, Comey told the audience at the Aspen Security Forum, “a lot.” He added the figure is “more than I will make in the remainder of this job – which... more »

39% is not a majority: fair voting now

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
Will you sign a declaration to make Canada more democratic? Declaration of Voters' Rights And some myth-busting about proportional representation: A ranked ballot is not a voting system. How will anything get done? Is proportional representation constitutional? Read and share!

Locals In Peru Force US Company To Scrap $5 Billion Mining Project

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Activists in Peru have forced the second-largest gold mining corporation in the world, Newmont, to abandon its $5 billion Conga copper and gold mining project. Indigenous Peruvians say the conga mine project, which was intended to replace the nearly-depleted Yanacocha gold mine nearby, threatens the local environment At the forefront of the local resistance was Máxima Acuña de Chaupe, a 47-year-old grandmother who lives off a plot of farmland in Peru’s northern Cajamarca region, an area that would have been used by Newmont to drain a nearby lake to collect mining byproducts. Having ... more »

U.S. Army Wages War Against Soldier's Bad Habits

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Col. Deydre Teyhen, left, director, Health and Wellness for the Office of the Surgeon General, and her deputy, Col. Tawanna McGhee, right, discuss the benefits of better nutrition with Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Inf. Div., and Fort Riley commanding general. When it comes to food, Teyhen wants the Army to make the healthy choice the easy and convenient choice. (Photo: Maj. Fredrick O. Williams/Army) *Army Times*: *Army looks to outsmart soldiers' bad habits* You wouldn’t think that moving the salad bar to the front of the chow hall and moving the dessert bar back 10 feet wo... more »

For Real? Trump Campaign Promises, ‘You’ll See a Real Different Guy’

STEVE PEOPLES & THOMAS BEAUMONT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Trump Green - 900] HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump’s senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see “a real different guy” soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party’s presidential nomination. “When he’s out on the... more »

Blast Causes Massive Blaze At Chemical Facility In Eastern China

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A powerful explosion struck a storage facility housing hazardous chemicals in China’s Jingjiang province on Friday, causing a huge ongoing blaze. A plume of black smoke has been rising from the storage reservoir engulfed in flames. RT reports: The factory stores chemicals and petrol. China’s media outlet 163.com says there are a total of 42 reservoirs at the oil processing facility where the explosion occurred. There have been no immediate reports about any injured or dead in the incident so far. According to photos published on social networks, a huge column of dense smoke is risin... more »

"Kinship..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept us safe among them... The animals had rights - the right of man's protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man's indebtedness. This concept of life and its relations filled us with the joy and mystery of living; it gave us reverence for all life; it made a place for all things in the scheme of existence with equal importance to all." - Chief Luther Standing Bear

Complaints From Both Sides

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Good grief! The *Guardian *is reporting a 'new analysis' from a Zurich-based organisation called Media Tenor which 'shows' that the BBC's "EU coverage has been far more often negative than it has positive"... ...and *Newsweek *adds its claim (which the *Guardian *skips) that the BBC "treats Assad better than the EU": *Tenor’s presentation said the media’s portrayal of the EU over the long term is likely to have serious consequences for those campaigning for Britain to stay in the EU, suggesting that “reporting about the advantages of EU membership come too late and will not convin... more »

Hung digs in her reactionary heels

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*The Rift Valley* Is new KMT Chairman Hung Hsiu-chu bringing in young talent, technocrats, and practical politicians who can make the KMT powerful again? Is she going to Taiwanize the KMT? So far, things look grim if you're pro-China, and sweet if you're pro-Taiwan. This week she made far-right ideologue Alex Tsai head of the KMT's central policy committee (TT).... Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Alex Tsai (蔡正元) was yesterday appointed director of the KMT’s Central Policy Committee, becoming the first non-lawmaker to take up the key role of coordinator between th... more »

Honest but maybe not the ideal best man's speech

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/yRdTlf-9hng David Mitchell with a few home truths

"Earth Day, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, * *and I'm not sure about the former." * *- Albert Einstein* *"Do you give a damn?!"*

Snapping Turtle Grace

Sherri Gragg at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Snapping Turtle on Road - 900] "Do you like it here?" I asked my 17-year-old daughter. We were in New Orleans for a few days on a college tour. "Yes," she said. "I do." The light in her eyes told me it was true. "I couldn't... more »

Agenda? What agenda?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Peter Whittle, UKIP When the BBC chooses an angle on a story they can stick to it tenaciously. Here's another example of something we discussed yesterday, from this morning's *Today* (just before 7 o'clock): *Sarah Montague*: A quick final word please on the tone of the campaign so far. *Peter Whittle (UKIP London mayoral candidate)*: Yes? *Sarah Montague*: Here you are, the UKIP candidate...I think you're third in the polls, ahead of the Liberal Democrats. *Peter Whittle*: We are indeed. Yes. *Sarah Montague*: The accusations of racism are between...There have been accusat... more »

Lawyer John Dixon bastardizes SUSY in two new papers

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*CERN: CMS releases the open data from 2.5/fb of 2011 collisions. I hope that you have 100 spare TB on your hard disks. ;-) Also, Christopher Nolan's brain melted 45 minutes after he began to talk to Kip Thorne, Time Magazine reported while praising Thorne's contribution to LIGO. Let me emphasize that Nolan's brain meltdown wasn't due to any global warming.* Two of the new hep-th papers today were written by John Dixon who offers Gmail as his affiliation (well, so would I right now, but many more people would know who I am): Canonical Transformations can Dramatically Simplify Supers... more »

Prince: Speaker of Dangerous Truths, Silenced By The New World Order

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
It’s a sad day. We have lost Prince, one of those rare, fearless people, an advocate for truth, prepared to stand up to the powers that be and expose them for what they are. Prince knew the score. He famously walked around at the Grammys with SLAVE written on his cheek to protest against the terms of his contract with a multinational corporation. He told us we were all becoming slaves living on a New World Order slave plantation. He went on mainstream TV and told millions about the chemtrail agenda. He was fighting the good fight. But who was Prince Rogers Nelson behind the scenes... more »

'Inside Science' and the EU

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Adam Rutherford As expected, Radio 4's *Inside Science *covered the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report on the influence of EU membership on UK science. The report didn't specifically recommend In or Out and added some negative points about EU regulation, but it was *overwhelmingly* positive about the UK's EU membership as regards science and argued that Brexit would mean a loss of influence. I expected the programme to reflect that (as that's what the report says) and, yes, Adam Rutherford (the *Guardian *journalist who presents *Inside Science*) did give a ... more »

R.I.P. Prince

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
You'd have to be pretty curmudgeonly to complain about the BBC devoting so much time to the memory of Prince - a significant cultural figure if ever there was one. Plus, given that Prince was so assiduous in getting rid of all *YouTube* videos of his music, it's a rare treat to be reminded of so many of my old teenage favourites in one go. (Not heard *Darling Nikki *yet though.) Anyhow, this very rare *YouTube* video featuring Prince is great fun. Prince's style and showmanship had me grinning from ear to ear (only metaphorically-speaking though as I've not had any plastic surgery... more »

The Queen Says ‘Four More Icons Must Die’ In 2016

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The Queen ‘completely killed the vibe’ at her own birthday party yesterday when she was overheard telling guests that ‘four more icons must die’ in 2016 in order for the Illuminati to shepherd humanity towards the next phase of their sick and twisted masterplan. ‘2016 is a very special year. It will go down in history as annus celebrity horribilus,’ the Queen said with an evil grin, according to a Windsor Castle insider. The lavish black tie birthday dinner was hosted by the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle. Seventy-one guests were invited, including senior royals, close friends and... more »

Prominent Scientist Warns Mega Earthquake Will Hit US This Weekend

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A prominent US geologist has warned that a powerful mega earthquake is due to strike the U.S. this weekend, due to the fact that a full moon this Friday is set to occur at the same time the San Andreas Fault is showing signs of earthquake activity. Jim Berkland, a former US Geological Survey (USGS) scientist, once predicted the Loma Prieta quake, and has confirmed that mega quakes often occur during a new moon or full moon due to their gravitational effects on the Earth. Berkland decided to go public with his latest fears following the eight recent earthquakes that struck along sout... more »

Russia Deploy 50,000 Troops To EU Border Amid Fears Of ISIS Invasion

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Russia have deployed 50,000 police and National Guard forces to the oblasts along the western border with the EU, ahead of an oncoming assault of ISIS militants from Turkey. According to a Federal Security Services report, thousands of highly trained Islamic terrorists are going to launch an attack in Europe due to Turkey allowing an unprecedented flood of millions of Syrian migrants through their borders. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, this historic catastrophe currently looming over the EU began yesterday (19 April) when an ultimatum was issued to European ... more »

California Earthquake Fears Rise As Sidewalks Open Up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Residents in California have reported that sidewalks are opening and lifting up from the ground, as the force that caused the recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan has now begun affecting California. Experts have warned that pressure from the Pacific Tectonic plate threatens to crush the west coast of America. According to photographs submitted by a resident in Palm Springs, California is about to suffer a very large earthquake in the next few days. Theprepperdome.com reports: These photos, posted by the homeowner who lives about ten minutes outside Palm Springs, CA, show what’s ... more »

Flint Water Employee Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A Flint Water Department employee was found dead under suspicious circumstances earlier this week. Matthew McFarland, 43, was found dead at his home in Otter Lake, with police and the Flint Water Department refusing to give a reason for his death amid an ‘ongoing investigation’. Wnem.com reports: There were no signs of foul play in McFarland’s death, police said. Police have not released the cause of death. The Lapeer County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy, but the results did not show an immediate cause of death, police said. The examiner’s office will perform addit... more »

Dutch Make It Legal To Insult Heads Of State

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Dutch lawmakers are to abolish an old law in the Netherlands that makes it a criminal offence to insult foreign heads of state, in an attempt to prevent Turkish leader Erdogan from going on a rampage prosecuting Dutch citizens. Justice minister Ard van der Steur confirmed to Parliament that citizens are now free to insult public officials as much as they wish. Dutchnews.nl reports: Earlier this week, MPs from the two Dutch liberal parties VVD and D66 called on the government to scrap the law, following Turkey’s attempt to prosecute a German comedian. Similar legislation in Germany ... more »

Luke Rudkowski Reveals Truth Behind 28-Page 9/11 Report

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Luke Rudkowski exposes the truth behind the push by the establishment to release the 28-page classified 9/11 report in this excellent video. Luke discusses recent geopolitical moves around the petrodollar and how there is a much bigger agenda at play. Luke examines why the U.S. have chosen now to threaten Saudi Arabia with information that everybody was already aware of. Why is this happening now? What else is the elite hiding if they’re willing to release this information to the public?

Melanie Phillips on Sadiq Khan

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'... Khan has been sustained, indulged and encouraged by the Labour party. They winked at his questionable attitudes because he belongs to what is, for many of them, an untouchable victim group. If he becomes Mayor, it will be the Labour party beyond Corbyn that is to blame.' More here http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/columnists/157158/khan-mayor-beware The BBC have played a clever game with their coverage of this London mayoral election. They've not given it as much prominence as they have to previous contests. This has enabled them to minimise the amount of reporting of ...more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/22/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/22/2016"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The President was in Saudi Arabia in what the White House claims was a trip to “clear the air.” I really don’t know how you clear the air with the friction between the U.S. and the Kingdom. There is ISIS, which the Saudis are funding along with the U.S, but that’s changing because it appears the U.S. is increasing its attacks on ISIS. There is the bi-partisan Senate bill that will release the missing 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report that supposedly implicates Saudi Arabia. It will also allow the families if th... more »

Super Rich Give Millions to Hillary/New Dems Via Loophole  (NY Voting Fiasco Just Warm-Up to Nov. Vote?)  Uncovering an Unjustified Ethnic Cleansing of Voter Rolls from Ohio to Florida to Texas  (Purge Them?)  Instead of Purging Them, We Should Be Enfranchising Them

Nothing to see here. (Billionaires Give $12.3M To Dems & Hillary Via Joint Fundraising Committee Loophole) Move along. Sing "la la la" if it helps. By February, Clinton had netted about $26.9 million through joint fundraising committees, according to Bloomberg Politics’ Bill Allison, while Bernie Sanders brought in just $1,000.(Will) Tucker (of "Open Secrets") wrote that his analysis of

Bizarre: Niagara Falls Turned Purple On Day Prince Died

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Niagara Falls ‘coincidentally’ turned purple on the day that music legend Prince died at the age of 57. A picture of the majestic Falls was posted by Canadian travel company @CanoeTravel, who had stated that the reason for the tribute was Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. With Prince’s death having occured that morning, people assumed the purple Niagara Falls was to commemorate Prince’s hit song “Purple Rain.” Consequenceofsound.net reports: The account incorrectly stated that Elizabeth’s birthday is the reason for the tribute, as clearly some mystical power has conspired to turn Mo...more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Airman and Daughter-900] A U.S. Air Force airman is embraced by his daughter after returning to Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina on April 13, 2016, after a six-month deployment. What a touching photograph. We are so grateful that this service member...more »

Sadistic Capitalism: Six Urgent Matters for Humanity in Global Crisis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Peaceful protesters join in a general strike in Oakland, CA, November, 2011.] Here we go again. Let us blame Capitalism. When that no longer works we blame Mexicans. What the globe needs now is a method to use to absorb all the capital floating around. Done properly it can absorb all the poor as well. The global system is under pressure only because we have not established a market protocol that absorbs the poor or more correctly once fully evolved the vast majority of the population. I have said that it can be done and that i can do it. However it demand... more »

Mysterious giant sphere Unearthed in Forest Divides Opinion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
That ball does look like geology hard at work. What we sadly lack is a convincing natural process to form this object at this scale. The best explanation that i can see is for human intervention and serious sophistication in the cementing chemistry. We do have evidence of just that in this era. Thus presuming that a team is making up a clay based slurry every day ti mostly produce molded blocks for larger structure, it is no leap for them to simply roll up a layer every day starting with a small shaped ball. That at least explains the motive energy to roll up ... more »

Top-Secret Bases in Antarctica

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A curious report. It establishes that the USA maintains a known refueling base close by the south pole which is not such a bad idea. The so called secret base is close by. Thus we have an ongoing USA presence easily supporting any secret research and all that. So What! More interesting is the light objects darting about the mountains several times. Firstly this is not obviously rational behavior but plausibly biological behavior conforming to similar sightings worldwide. In short UFOs yes but alien UFOs no. I have developed this biological conjecture based on known biolo... more »

Why Alzheimer's Patients can't Recognize Loved Ones

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Researchers have discovered that our innate holistic processing abilities are impaired by Alzheimer's disease] The take home is that the holistic approach fails. Learning then to focus on a narrower aspect can overcome this problem, I suggest wearing the same jacket with an unusual color scheme to assist the victim. No sense been complicated. A unique color for every family member works surely and the jackets may even be kept at the location. Also knowing that only one aspect of mind has been blocked is much easier to accept for all as well. This can b... more »

Ultrasound makes for Palm-based Computer Displays you can Feel

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Researchers at the University of Sussex are working to augment palm-based displays by adding tactile sensations ...] Why not design a system using brain wave reading to operate a palm sensitive output system readily read by the display. More specifically, you think of what you wish to write, this is read out of your brainwaves and then sent to your hand to provide to the display. Your reaction to the output then determines corrections and deliberate insertions and deletions. What its intriguing with such an scenario is that it fully engages mind and hands to produce c... more »

Mossack Fonseca: The Nazi, CIA And Nevada Connections... And Why It's Now Rothschild's Turn

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Uniform Slaves by R. Ayana]* Discussing the murky world of hiding and protecting money is more speculation that fact and the figures bandied about are often double counted many times to impress the unwary. The purpose is always the same and that is to separate legal ownership in one jurisdiction from local threat. Mostly the money and certainly the assets remain largely where they can be used best. There is no demand for a chain of franchise pizza parlors in Grande Cayman nor will there be. However forcing litigants to fly there slows down most to a snails pace. ... more »

LSD's Impact on the Brain revealed in Groundbreaking Images

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is actually very promising but also scary. It is really a very powerful tool that needs to be carefully applied and mastered. Otherwise it may well bite. Considering the advances been seen elsewhere we can be rather optimistic though. Full speed ahead needs to be the order of the day because we now have plenty of wonderful monitoring protocols. I do think brain disease is far more curable than has been anticipated and that is good news.. *LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images * *First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given research... more »

Has China’s Coal Use Peaked?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I personally consider coal in particular and then oil to be essentially a dead duck. All that is on the basis of technologies in the pipeline and known technology that can easily replace all grid power sources. All this technology is fuel less. However, the present energy dispensation will also be continued as long as possible by all vested interests. Coal can be extended for decades until real competition arrives and makes its economic cas felt. We have already experienced this with the advent of natural gas plants in hte USA On the other hand China has enough already built... more »

Why Schools Don’t Learn

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Change will come, but not soon. we have had experiments but limited success. Sorry folks, it is just that way. Success will come when we learn to integrate properly with a biology of learning. The objective of such proto units of study should be local mastery inside the unit and no transition unless that is achieved. You do not get on the team until you can and do catch the ball consistently and yes instinctively. That is a reasonable demand as well. Better by separating out proto units for mastery you limit no one and naturally bounce into other units as individuals are ... more »

European Pterosaurs?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The first witness obviously froze from shock. what is important however is the description of the flight motion which appears different than we expect. The aerodynamics of the pterosaur has been controversial and a combination of glide and a lift change that allows one to climb back up is worth considering. The wings may be a combination membrane and feather system as well with the feathers accounting for little of the loading. These creatures are globally distributed and until they are recognized publicly we will see only rare reports. No one knows who to tell. We are as cl... more »

539 AD and 1014 AD . . . Tsunamis from Hell

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This date is likely the same as the 536 AD date noted in European records. We have fuzzy dates outside classical sources and some of those are controversial. In the event this is the source of Justinians Plague and ended Roman power in Western Europe. What really hits hard though is that massive comet or asteroid tsunamis are not rare at all. The potential cost is also catastrophic. That means that we need to globally alter our coastal arrangements in a planned transition likely to take a full century. As my approach to resolving poverty and also terraforming Terra itself en... more »

Is Hillary Clinton "Qualified?"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The lady has a track level of bad judgement. Worse it is dominated by political considerations of the moment have zero relationship to local tactics. She really lost me when it was disclosed that she failed in the middle of an ongoing firefight to immediately send in a team on standby to counter the Benghazi attack. Not from any fear of casualties either in the middle of a confused situation but from political considerations of the moment. That is not even a subaltern's goof. The USA has had a long series of weak judgement calls from its presidents including an occasion... more »

Reining in CEO Pay: Market Discipline at the Top

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a phenomena that i saw emerge during the past fifty year and all driven by short term thinking at the corporate level. The universal idea out there is that brokers should dictate corporate strategy. That inevitably means taking risks to juice near term performance and running when failure looms. Supposedly short term results are an indicator of long term performance when it is nothing of the kind. All Kodak had to do was to bet the farm on electronic photography. All AT&T had to do was to accept price cutting and lead the pack to eliminate competition while rapidl... more »

The End Of The American Empire

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Not quite of course although the glaring ineptitude of the NSC has been on display for a long time naturally abetted by weak incumbents since 2000. We are about to get a President who can think for himself and is used to taking real risks to get his way. Night can change to day rather swiftly. It should be apparent to all that every other country seems to largely get things right with rare lapses. That usually meant allowing the USA to do its own thing while staying far away. In the meantime, we are about to absorb the shock of China going through a massive restructuring and ... more »

Scientist Finally Discover Why Eating Red Meat Causes Cancer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I posted on this earlier and we now have specific confirmation that 'certain' cheeses are not at risk. I suspect that means most but not all but no one has said that yet.. Not all cheeses are fully fermented and we simply do not recognize that at all. Who asked? The big take home is that we enjoy beef and pork occasionally but know that it is triggering inflammation which will take time to fully subside. It certainly explains the serious difference between vegetarians and chronic meat eaters in terms of heart problems and cancer in particular. A daily Big Mac is a really ba... more »

A Time Bomb is Hidden beneath the Panama Papers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: John McAfee] It is been demonstrated that data security is essentially impossible. There are simple reasons for this but mostly because all data must be shared. The act of sharing allows leakage and security gaps unless your entire universe is closed and that may be possible in isolated situations but certainly not possible in commercial environments. The best protective strategy has been to use codes that simply cost too much to break. Yet even that is plausibly hackable and i can assure you that Hilary is not the only security dodger out there to o... more »

What I Learned from Teaching English in North Korea With Suki Kim

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I think that we can not imagine just how twisted a lifetime of this type of education actually leaves the student. The outcome is a profoundly useless human asset unable to respond to changing conditions. I am sure that they can be trusted with a repetative task but little else. They would all need extensive retraining. It is also an explanation of the ongoing student backwardness experienced in China as well and the rest of SE Asia for that matter. Recall we only meet the very best with a rare connected exception. They are the ones who can adapt. Yet this is surely the w... more »

Francis’ Message Calls on Church to Be Inclusive

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
If I have learned anything regarding the catholic church and its magisterial succession of popes during my lifetime it is this. The church gets it right on the most fundamental issues. For that reason it continues to thrive while most of its detractors face wilting memberships. Yes it is human but that merely explains the long torturous path taken to arrive at truth in the face of change. I contend that the time has come for the Church to throw its christian blanket over all so called errant children and allow all the denominations to come back into the Catholic family. Issue... more »

Your Food, Thoroughly Poisoned

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The case against roundup simply gets worse. This is the first independent reports that picks up on infertility. I have suggested that this is the prime suspect regarding persuasive decline in sperm count over the past six decades. I have also linked it circumstantially to the amphibian dieoff. It is an excellent candidate and i now also assert that Monsanto surely has criminal knowledge and has continued to suppress that knowledge with blantant lies. Tens of thousands of farmers have died from rare cancers and no one has understood that this is anomalous. ... more »

Eggs Fly in Iceland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: A view from inside the Parliament building in Reykjavik, Iceland on Monday, where demonstrators threw eggs and other objects in protest of revelations contained in the so-called 'Panama Papers' about Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. (Photo: Ásta Helgadóttir /@asta_fish/Twitter)] What this portends is what i have been expecting. The advent of full financial disclosure. It will be the only way in which criminal enterprise itself can be stifled that does not harm anyone else. And by the way diverting a portion of a sales margin to a low tax jurisdiction is not ... more »

LENR in Norway

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This tells us that LENR is slowly but surely entering mainstream physics. Excellent work here and again we see an improved understanding. Other projects claim to be much further along that this group but no matter. What matters is dozens of groups sharing knowledge and advances. It is never easy and this one has been as hard as they come. We are locking up deuterium in crystalline structures and inducing close contact. That us actually a pretty hard way to go about it. However for science mavens, let me present one key element. The coulomb barrier is a mathematical con... more »

Chilling Giant Sloth Encounter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an excellent confrontation report of the male Giant sloth. again an armed man in his den was not worth it. It knew that the man was not going to shoot unless it moved against him so he took off instead and fast enough to ensure no pot shots either. One of our earliest reports found a couple literally torn apart in a cabin close by the creature's likely den with interaction between discoverers and this creature. Not only is this creature not afraid of us, it also stalks and ambushes us when it can. We now have several consistent eyeball confrontations in which the ob... more »

The Myth of Primitive Communism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Let us tackle this as it is important for the future of mankind. First there is no such thing as a primitive culture. What we do have is what can be described as the Natural Community modified by imposed adjustments of various levels of success. That Natural Community is alive and well even in the urban environment in the form of Virtual Communities limited by the human brain and human time. So let us now define or better describe that Natural community. This is supported by extensive anthropology work among resource rich non literate societies. Thus more of the mathematics a... more »

Georgia’s “Secret” Volcanic Range

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
. For reasons that escape me, this string of volcanoes has never received proper publicity and academic recognition. Yet every school child should know and have at least a field trip to remember. How better to teach geology? The mineral occurrences are at least known but missed out on the big exploration binges so far as i know. This was likely the result of title issues and poor government policies not unlike the current situation in the USA today. Modern technology will change all that but lower grades will likely leave this mineral distri...more »

Hillary Clinton Is Fundamentally Honest and Trustworthy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The truth is that your necessary inner circle will not follow you unless this is true. Step away from those rules and you will be the hotshot with one friend. When i evaluated venture capital presentations what i looked out for was a leader with a cohesive team of long standing as in years of association. What i avoided was the ego maniac sociopath who had zero friends. They always had the best stories of course. Trump is long proven as an effective corporate leader while Hilary has never walked that walk and she needed to. Both are trustworthy, but that is not really the issue... more »

In Any Future Conflict In Europe Russia Will Outnumber, Outrange, And Outgun NATO

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*David A. Shlapak and Michael W. Johnson, War On The Rocks:* *Outnumbered, Outranged, and Outgunned: How Russia Defeats NATO* When asked two weeks ago in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee whether the Army was “outranged” by any adversary, U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley said: “Yes … the ones in Europe, really Russia. We don’t like it, we don’t want it, but yes, technically [we are] outranged, outgunned on the ground.” Given Russia’s aggression in the Ukraine, this is sobering testimony. But is it accurate? Unfortunately, yes: Nearly two years of ex... more »

Ever Wondered What Life On The Battlefield Is Like?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*RT:* *Intense GoPro footage captures Syrian Army fighting jihadists* Ever wondered what life on the battlefield is like? RT’s video agency Ruptly has released GoPro footage of Syrian Army troops allegedly doing battle with Al-Nusra Front extremists in the northeast of Latakia in Syria on Wednesday. The Syrian Army is trying to liberate the area, which is believed to be under the control Al-Nusra. It is a strategically important location, as it links the three regions of Latakia, Idlib and Hama. Control in the area would also help the Syrian Army to halt supply routes between the... more »

An Ode to Kerala Video - Time lapse Photography by Lovell D'souza

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*Published on May 10, 2014* Despite the fact that that Kerala has been made into a concept — a 'God's own Country' to be bottled, packaged, repackaged and sold to spend-happy honeymooners from India and tourists across the globe. Despite all the travel clichés, must-do lists and wellness holiday fads involving Ayurveda, Kalaripayattu and Kathakali. Despite all the marketing genius in their tourism campaigns, there's a wild, untamed quality to Kerala's beauty. View the entire post here: http://happyfeet.us/kerala/an-ode-to-... Locations: Alappuzha backwaters, Devikulam Tea Estate... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
#ZUMWALT (DDG 1000) at sea this morning off the Maine coast. These are real pics, folks. pic.twitter.com/9kRr7QqOMl — Chris Cavas (@CavasShips) April 21, 2016

The A-10’s GAU-8/A In Action (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Hat Tip:* Alert 5

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jets are pictured after arriving from Syria, at an airbase in Krasnodar region, southern Russia, in this March 16, 2016 handout photo by the Russian Ministry of Defence. REUTERS/Russian Ministry of Defence/Olga Balashova/Handout via Reuters

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

UPDATED 4/22/16: Sphere Alliance Message #151 Japan Earthquake NOT a Nuke, The Red and Green Dragon Societies promise "to make the make the Earth Tremble"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*New data at bottom -AK* *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.* *UPDATED 4/22: * On Apr 22, 2016, at 11:53 AM, Americani Kabuki wrote Denice: *Can you ask Stan X if the Japan... more »

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

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Who was the Singer known as “Prince”? Is he in form on an sphere now? *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. THE ONE/PRINCE IS AN ESSENCE THAT ORIGINATES IN THE ANDROMEDAN COMPLEX. * *THE ESSENCE FROM THE "PRINCE" FORM IS IN A RESTFUL STATE. * *THE ONE/PRINCE IS ALSO IN FORM ON THE NEPTUNE KNOWN AS AL-KASY/ALCASY, A TEACHER OF MAGNIFICENT PROPORTION. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X. END.* Read more »

Friday Morning Ramble: 22.04.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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