Thomas Paine

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

23 April - Blogs I'm Following

10:35pm MDST

Sphere Alliance Message #153 Followup conversation with Commander Mallieun of the Dracomax,Status of Orion Draco and Chinese Dragons,A Short Conversation with Thor

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 minutes ago
[4/23/16, 8:50:08 PM] Terran: *Greeting and Jubilations Commander Mallieun!* [4/23/16, 8:50:16 PM] DENICE: *I also had another "feeling" today that is hard to put into words. but the 'newly discovered' chainmail -- because everything already 'is' -- is a huge 'jump/shift' in the quantum.* [4/23/16, 8:50:34 PM] Terran: *Yes it is* [4/23/16, 8:50:58 PM] Commander Malleiun: *OH MY FRIEND COMMANDER TERRAN. A COMPLETE PLEASURE TO HAVE THIS MOMENT AND MORE. MALLIEUN.* [4/23/16, 8:52:15 PM] Commander Malleiun: *COMMANDER TERRAN. SO VERY MUCH TRANSPIRES IN OUR REALMS. AND YES. WHAT I "... more »

A-10s To Be Deployed To The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
Deadly force: A line up of A-10s at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Planes of this type will arrive in Kuwait for combat operations next week *National Interest:* *Get Ready, China: Lethal A-10 Warthogs are Patrolling the South China Sea* The U.S. Air Force’s venerable A-10 Warthog has been a lot of things. A Cold-War Soviet tank-killer. A slow-flying escort for rescue helicopters. A heavily-armed counter-insurgency plane. Even a specialized hunter of rotorcraft. Now add “maritime patrol plane” to the twin-engine attacker’s resume. That’s because the Pentagon has sent four A-... more »

The Ramones-- 40 Years Ago Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 35 minutes ago
I had dinner with my old friend Danny Fields today. You may know him as the guy who discovered Iggy and the MC5 or as manager of the Ramones or as the guy from the movie, Danny Says, that came out last year. I met Danny 50 years ago. I was still a teenager, in college, and he was ten years older and working in the music buisiness and seemed very much the ideal, cool adult. I had booked an unknown band I had met at a tiny club in New York over the summer to play my school in September, The Doors. I went to see them at the club every night for a couple weeks while they were in New Y... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“A waning crescent moon, early morning twilight, and Al Hamra's city lights on the horizon can't hide the central Milky Way in this skyscape from planet Earth. Captured in a single exposure, the dreamlike scene looks southward across the region's grand canyon from Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain), near the highest peak in Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula. Mist, moonlight, and shadows still play along the steep canyon walls. *Click image for larger size.* Dark rifts along the luminous band of the Milky Way are the galaxy's cosmic dust clouds. Typically hundreds of light-years distant, they ob... more »

President Obama: 'I Saved The World From Great Depression'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. President Barrack Obama is reflected in a mirror as he takes part in a Town Hall meeting at Lindley Hall in London, Britain, April 23, 2016. REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH *The Guardian:* *Barack Obama tells young people that progress is possible* US president tells audience in London to reject pessimism and that change requires struggle, discipline and compromise Barack Obama has urged young people to reject pessimism and interact with those who have different beliefs if they want to make changes in the world. On the final day of his last visit to Britain as US president, Obama told ... more »

Growing U.S. Concerns On The Growth Of The Islamic State In The Sinai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An Islamic State terrorist holds a flag with the group's insignia.. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Washington Post*: *U.S. military chief pays a visit to Cairo as the Sinai militancy intensifies* CAIRO — Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the top U.S. military officer, made his second trip to Egypt in two months this weekend, a visit that underscored growing concern about Islamic State-linked militants and ongoing efforts to address friction in the countries’ military partnership. During his overnight stay in Cairo, Dunford met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and Lt. Gen. Mahmoud H... more »

No One Knows How To Respond To China's Territorial Grab In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
(Click on The Image To Enlarge) *Bill Pwell, Newsweek*: *'Great Wall of Sand' Military Buildup Vexes China's Allies, Enemies* It was no coincidence that the leak came just a week before Defense Secretary Ashton Carter set forth in April on a high-profile trip to Asia, which would include a helicopter flight to a U.S. aircraft carrier sailing through disputed waters in the South China Sea. According to a detailed account in the Navy Times, the U.S. Pacific Command’s chief, headquartered in Honolulu, has become increasingly agitated not just by China’s boldness in installing militar... more »

A Week in the 18th Century: Visiting Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances. That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation. Text of the Lee Resolution, taken by the Virginia Convention in Williamsburg. P... more »

An Analysis On China's First Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CSIS*: *How does China's first aircraft carrier stack up?* The entry of China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, into service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) attracted considerable attention from both the Chinese press and military observers around the world. For some, the Liaoning was a symbol of China’s global power; for others, it represented a significant first step toward a more muscular and assertive Chinese navy. Originally built as a “heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser” for the Soviet Navy, the ship was laid down as the Riga and renamed the Varyag in 1990.... more »

Saudi Arabia Admit They Helped Create ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Saudi Arabia have admitted that they created ISIS in response to the U.S. support for the Da’wa – the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq – in a stunning admission that has gone virtually unreported in the mainstream press. As Saudi-U.S. relations continue to deteriorate amid threats to de-classify 28-pages of the official 9/11 report, the FT have written an article that reveals yet another blow to diplomatic relations between the two countries. As US President Barack Obama arrives on a valedictory visit to Saudi Arabia this week, that 70-year-old bargain looks frayed ... more »

Weather Channel Founder Says Global Warming Theory Is False

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman has spoken out against climate change politics, saying that the science behind man-made global warming is complete junk. Coleman wrote a rebuke in USA Today to Bill Nye “The Science Guy” – who recently suggested that climate change deniers should be sent to jail. In his op-ed, Coleman says that “science has taken a back seat at the UN,” and urges politicians to “get out of the climate debate“: On this Earth Day 2016, there is a great deal of frenzy about how our Earth is going to become uninhabitable, as the civilized activities of man al... more »

Chief HPV Scientist Admits Vaccines Are A Deadly Scam

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Dr. Diane Harper, one of the leading experts on HPV vaccines, has spoken out about the ‘deadly effects’ the vaccines have on those who take it. Dr. Harper was responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies for Gardasil and Cervarix, which secured approval for their use on the public. During a speech at the 4th International Conference on Vaccination, she decided to come clean to the public about the dangers of receiving the HPV vaccine – saying that she could no longer sleep at night. Healthlogics.press reports: The following is an excerpt from a story ... more »

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Says Monsanto GMOs “Are Awesome”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” should probably think about changing his name to Bill Nye “The GMO Guy” after it emerged that the TV science celebrity suddenly changed his skeptical stance on GMOs after he met with a number of Monsanto representatives in 2015. For a number of years Bill Nye had expressed concern on the safety of GMOs, and had publicly expressed skepticism on GM agriculture and its negative effects on ecosystems. In a 2013 video called “Eyes of Nye”, he urged the US government to label all GMO products, saying “let’s farm responsibly, require labels on our foods and let’s...more »

The Real Axis Of Evil Revealed: Turkey And Saudi Arabia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The real axis of evil has emerged in the Middle East – and it isn’t Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, or any of the places the West would like the public think of as “dangerous. The “new” axis of evil in in fact Turkey and Saudi Arabia – according to Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. Slavoj claims that Europe should stop trying to solve the problems in the Middle East by taking in millions of refugees. Pravdareport.com reports: According to him, while Europe pays for the crisis, such countries as Qatar, the UAE, or the Saudi Arabia just watch from the sidelines and keep their doors ... more »

Nuclear Experts: Multiple Cases Of Gargantuanism Reported At Fukushima

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
According to experts in Japan, a large number of cases involving ‘gargantuanism’ have been reported in animals and plants close to the Fukushima nuclear plant. In an interview with Coast to Coast, Arnie Gunderson, a nuclear engineer who visited the disaster zone in Japan, says that scientists have detected “a lot of cases in the vegetables of something called gargantuanism. Shows up in the second generation and especially the third.” In the video below, Linda Moulton Howe (reporter) says: “Remember when [Arnie Gundersen] was referencing the gargantuanism — it appears to be increasi... more »

German Press Revolt Against Erdogan’s Tyrannical Attack On Free Speech

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Journalists in Germany have accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of behaving like a tyrannical “coward”, amid Turkey’s ongoing attacks against freedom of the press. Turkish authorities have cracked down on journalists, activists, and anyone outspoken against their brutal regime in both Turkey and across Europe – incarcerating anybody who dares to speak out against Erdogan. The current trial of four Turkish academics, who simply signed a petition that denounced military operations happening in the southeastern regions of Turkey, is an example of the Turkish government’s fa... more »

"I Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge- myth is more potent than history- dreams are more powerful than facts- hope always triumphs over experience- laughter is the cure for grief- love is stronger than death.” - Robert Fulghum

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"The Limits Of Tyrants..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." - Frederick Douglass Endurance indeed...

April 23:Obama Humiliates Britain. God Save the Queen.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/obama-uk-eu-trade-1.3550150 Obama's talk to Britain yesterday about the importance of Britain staying in the European Union wasn't a chat. It wasn't advice. It wasn't an old friend speaking. It was blunt threat. 'Stay in the EU or we will destroy British trade.' For all of Britain, and for all the world to hear a whole nation getting a spanking That was a threat and a humiliation. Britain is, supposedly, a sovereign nation. That is, it makes its own laws. But what they heard was "you are not a sovereign nation. You are a colony of the U.S. And you will ... more »

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile From Submarine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
North Korea fired a ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula on Saturday evening, according to reports from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff. The missile was fired from a submarine at 6:30 p.m. local time, and flew around 19 miles. CNN.com reports: One U.S. official said Saturday the launch “was provocative but not a threat to the U.S. and the missile was fired away from South Korea and Japan.” But another U.S. official noted that after previous launch attempts by Pyongyang that didn’t appear to be successful, this one seems to have gone much better. “North... more »

Can The Corrupt Democratic Establishment Buy Off Bernie's Movement?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
If Bernie loses the nomination, will he go the way of Howard Dean, who currently makes his living as pharmaceutical lobbyist and works as a commentator for MSNBC pushing Hillary. Has Dean lost the respect and admiration of his former followers? Well... well DFA (now Democracy for America but originally Dean For America) asked it's members to vote on an endorsement for president this year, Dean wrote an impassioned letter for his corrupt, conservative, lesser-of-two-evils candidate but something like 9 out of 10 DFA members ignored his letter and voted for Bernie, who DFA endorsed ... more »

What Will Hillary Do To Earn The Votes Of Bernie's Revolution?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
A couple of days ago, Mark Halperin, one of TV-PoliticalWorld's hackiest hacks, asked Bernie's campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, if Bernie would remain "a Democrat." What's a Democrat? A party registration? A package of values and principles? But, yeah, said Weaver, Bernie will remain a Democrat whether he wins or loses the primary. But what Halperin and the rest of the ones like him all want to know is if Bernie will "deliver" "his" voters to Hillary if she gets the nomination. LOL. I suppose there are some Bernie supporters-- maybe many-- who will have no problem either embracing H... more »

Trump Says He’s ‘Not Toning It Down,’ Drawing Barbs from Hillary

Jill Colvin & WIll Weissert at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump pointing Skyward- 90000] BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he’s not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party’s front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning. “You know,... more »

Russian Tanker On Fire In Caspian Sea, One Crew Dead

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A fire has broken out on a Russian oil tanker in the Caspian Sea. The Russian Emergency Ministry is preparing an amphibious firefighting aircraft to extinguish the fire as the ship drifts in Turkmenistan’s territorial waters. Russia Today reports: A source told RIA Novosti that the ignition source is believed to be on the deck of the vessel. The Palflot-2 vessel in distress is currently drifting in Turkmenistan’s territorial waters some 800 kilometers from Russia’s nearest port, Astrakhan. Ten crew members have been evacuated from the ship by another Russian vessel, emergency agency ... more »

ISIS Smuggles Priceless Artifacts to Israel and Into Europe

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
The video released on Friday by the Arabic section of Sputnik news agency and taken by one of Mosul's residents showed how the ISIL dug the tunnel near the walls of the ancient city of Nineveh to take the antiquities out of the region. - Tunnel- Still from Sputnik video* Video at Link* The eyewitness who took the footages of the tunnel said that the ISIL smuggles the ancient artefacts every day, adding that the tunnel is equipped with electrical lamps using a generator. Also, Amer Abdullah al-Jomaili, a professor at Mosul's university, revealed that 25 pieces of the antiquities h... more »

North Korea Will Halt Nuke Tests ‘If US Stops South Korea Drills’

Eric Talmadge at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong answers questions during an interview, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)] NEW YORK (AP) -- North Korea’s foreign minister said Saturday in an interview with The Associated Press that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea. He... more »

Brain-Controlled Drone Race Previews Future Tech

Jason Dearen at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this April 16, 2016 photo. a University of Florida student uses a brain-controlled interface headset to fly a drone during a mind-controlled drone race in Gainesville, Fla. For more than a century science has been able to detect brainwaves, but recent advances in cheaper equipment like the electroencephalogram, or EEG, headsets worn by the drone racers is moving the technology out of the lab. (AP Photo/ Jason Dearen)] GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Wearing black headsets with tentacle-like sensors stretched over their foreheads, the competitors stare at cubes floating on comput... more »

based on a true story

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
The Real Travis Walton

Water Table Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
[image: Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table Giveaway] *Welcome to the Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table Giveaway!* Now that the warmer weather has arrived and summer is right around the corner, it is time for some fun in the sun! The Step2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table offers a fantastic way for your kiddos to practice their motor skills while having a blast in cool, refreshing water. In addition to the two activity pools and waterfall, kids can enjoy the 11-piece accessory kit toys including cups, figurines with diving board, a dolphin, a fish, a starfish spinner, and a shove... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Lackland recruits Korean War 1951- 900] In early 1951 USAF recruits arrived by the train load, more than doubling the population of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. - Wikipedia

Publicist: Prince Cremated, Celebrated in ‘Private, Beautiful Ceremony’

JEFF BAENEN & Kevin Burbach at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: (Exclusive Coverage) Prince performs during his 'Welcome 2 America' tour at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2011 in New York City.] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince was cremated and celebrated afterward in a small, private service by a group of his “most beloved” family, friends and musicians, his publicist said Saturday. Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar’s...more »

Britain Remembers Shakespeare 400 Years After His Death

JILL LAWLESS at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Members of the public wear William Shakespeare masks during a parade marking 400-years since the death of the playwright in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Saturday April 23, 2016. The legacy of Shakespeare, who is buried in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church, will be brought to life by a host of actors, dancers and theatrical extras, including local schoolchildren and the public who are gathering to mark the anniversary of the bard's death.] LONDON (AP) -- If all the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect. The playwright died 400 years ago Saturday, but remains the... more »

Obama’s Global Warming Plan to Cost Poor Americans $44 Billion, Raise Taxes By 166%

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 file photo, US President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday, April 22, 2016, in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule.] President Obama's global warming plan would cost America's poorest families billions annually, according to a report published Thursday by the Manhattan Institute. The study... more »

patriotism and nationalism

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

A.A : The Spear-Shaker

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*"It’s important to note the idea that the Stratford man’s name was Shakespeare is false. * *His actual name was Shaksper (pronounced shack spur). * *There is no evidence that his name was ever pronounced or spelled as Shakespeare."* Known in Mythology as Pallas Minerva, Athene, or Athena, which means Virgin. She was the Goddess of Wisdom, War and the Liberal Arts and Sciences; was produced from Jupiter's brain without a mother. The olive, the emblem of peace, belongs to her. She is usually represented as wearing a helmet, her right hand holding a speare to strike at a serpent... more »

ISIS Thugs Hack To Death University Professor In Bangladesh

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A university professor was killed by a gang of ISIS sympathizers as he walked to work in northern Bangladesh. AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, who was a professor of English at Rajshahi University, was attacked from behind by a gang with machetes and died on the spot from his injuries. The Daily Mail reports: The attackers used sharp weapons and fled the scene immediately, according to deputy police commissioner Nahidul Islam. ISIS have claimed responsibility for the horrific attack. The attack was similar to recent killings of atheist bloggers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh by radical Is... more »

North Korea Fires Submarine-Launched Missile

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
North Korea launched what appeared to be a ballistic missile from a submarine off its northeast coast on Saturday, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry. Sky News reports: South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew for about 19 miles (30km). A typical submarine-launched ballistic missile has a range of nearly 200 miles, it added. North Korea has recently launched a number of missiles and artillery shells into the sea in an apparent response to joint US-South Korea military drills and sanctions over a nuclear test and a rocket launch carried out by Pyongyang. It ... more »

The Economy: “US Taxpayer Is Now A Major Counterparty To Wall Street Derivatives”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“US Taxpayer Is Now A Major Counterparty To Wall Street Derivatives”* by Pam Martens and Russ Martens “According to a study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in March of last year, U.S. taxpayers have already injected $187.5 billion into Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two companies that prior to the 2008 financial crash traded on the New York Stock Exchange, had shareholders and their own Board of Directors while also receiving an implicit taxpayer guarantee on their debt. The U.S. government put the pair into conservatorship on September 6, 2008. The public has been le... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

This week in Real Change™

Alison at Creekside - 8 hours ago
TRADE : Trade minister Chrystia Freeland ‘comfortable’ with decision to approve Saudi arms deal “I’m supportive and I’m comfortable with the decision of our government,” she said. HEALTH : Pharmacare vetoed as costly "Pharmacare is too costly and will not be introduced in this Parliament, says Health Minister Dr. Jane Philpott." "Canada is the only country in the world with a medicare system that excludes prescription drugs as if they are not part of the health-care system." "Pharmacare for all Canadians could save up to $11.4 billion a year by decreasing drug costs and reducing... more »

Chasing our tail: The Zika ‘emergency’ and stalled U.S. Congressional appropriations

Maryam Z. Deloffre at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
On April 13th, the Centers for Disease Control reported 358 travel-associated Zika virus disease cases in the U.S. spanning 40 states and the District of Colombia. The U.S. territories of American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico reported 471 locally acquired cases and 4 travel-associated cases. Since Zika is primarily transmitted by the […]

When shall we four (plus Thomas Kielinger) meet again?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
This may well be a TL;DR post, but sometimes it's only right to spell things out at length - especially when something is quite so biased a piece of BBC broadcasting as this. So please belt yourselves in, and off we go!...... ****** It was a funny old *Dateline London *today. Naturally, the main topic of conversation was the coming of President Barack Obama to England's green and pleasant land. And, yes, his Countenance Divine did indeed shine forth upon our clouded hills - and the *Dateline *panel were almost unanimously agreed on that. That nice Ned Temko thinks Mr. Obama's in... more »

"What Will They Stand?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*That'll be the day!* *"What Will They Stand?"* by Mr. Morphed "But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit." - Sir Josiah Stamp "The big question is, "what will they stand?" It goes both directions as we are us and they are them. They, as in them, as in the Big Group of self-appointed rulers, as in the policy makers, as in the owners of the world. We, as in us, as in serfs, as in tax payers, as in slaves, as in the poor down trodden, as in the miserable worthless eaters. T... more »

Iceland Plans To Create Its Own Money

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Iceland was certainly up for jailing their bankers, will they now get away with creating their own money? The government of Iceland is considering removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank. Can’t see commercial banks in the western world being too happy with this somehow. Blacklisted News reports: Back in 1914, the Bradbury Pound was introduced by the UK government as an ’emergency measure’ to bolster a failing economy. It was a huge success. The banking elite were unhappy, however and panicked – before managing to wrestle control of t... more »

Germans Protest Obama's Trade Deal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Thousands of protesters have come out onto the streets of Hannover, Germany to say 'No' to the controversial TTIP US-EU trade deal. Many in Germany fear it will reduce consumer protection and undermine workers’ protection. I highly recommend watching this video. The spokesman at the end does an excellent job of explaining European opposition to TTIP.

The Death Of Prince Rogers Nelson: The Best Explanation (So Far) On What Actually Caused His Demise

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I had to take yesterday off (again) to take care of some personal business.... But for the last two days I have seen everyone I know and my colleagues getting into conversations about the untimely and sudden death of 57 year old Prince Rogers Nelson, in Chanhassen Minnesota, on Thursday morning....I have been asked over and over again about my take on his death and what actually caused him to pass away so suddenly, and I figured I would put out at least ONE article at this blog to cover my thoughts... First, I do want to make everyone aware that I was and have never been a great "fa... more »

Puzzling: Charles Krauthammer Misses the Point of NC Bathroom Legislation

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: transgender - 900] Charles Krauthammer, conservative syndicated columnist and commentator for Fox News, is "puzzled" by the need for any law to limit opposite-sex use of public bathrooms. In this news segment Krauthammer said, “To me, what’s puzzling here, I really don’t understand. This... more »

8 Strategies For Men To Combat Gender Bias

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
This is a guest post by Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham (@kgcunnin), Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. Foreign Policy recently published our article on women and the tenure process in International Relations. The article centers on the challenges women face and offers some suggestions on how to manage them for pre-tenure […]

Sphere Alliance Message #152THE SENS-U-US 3rd EXPANSION OF SOURCE

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
By American Kabuki [4/22/16, 1:47:46 AM] *HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: for the last "36 hours"....flooding and integrating love within all i am...wanna spin it while i continue?...consciously, i mean, since u are already doing it...* [4/22/16, 1:49:01 AM] Terran: *Sure. I'll do something small like all of I AM don't want to do something too large... LOL...* [4/22/16, 1:49:52 AM] Terran: *Btw the energies this AM were AWwwwwesome!!!!!* [4/22/16, 1:50:55 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: *every One/thing...all... is within me...within * *u...within all...we use the vehicles/bodies as the in... more »

Why the Minimum Wage Is Bad at Reducing Poverty

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
The problem with minimum wage is rather simple It represent exactly half of the solution. Any donkey knows that setting an arbitrary price without been prepared to both buy and sell at that price is essentially meaningless. Setting the price of oil at seventy dollars a barrel means i must buy all available production at that price. otherwise i am joking and will simply be ignored and worked around by market participants. Thus what has happened, legislators have gone along with the part that cost nothing and actually thus meaningless.. It is a political fig leaf. We are goi... more »

How To Do Complete Body Sugar Detox, Lose Weight And Improve Your Health

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
This appears to be a worthy diet plan whose purpose is to shut down any access to sugar successfully. I also like it as an ongoing regime as well and many obvious substitutions apply. We live under a food regime which has made sugar almost impossible to avoid. It has actually become absurd and many foods not needing sugar have been adjusted upward with sugar. Sugar is an additive sneak thief that we need to ultimately shut down. Tasting it rarely is enough. there is plenty of excellent sweeteners now available and honey and fruit provide far safer ways to consume sweetened ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Blogging will return late tonight.

Donald Trump’s New Campaign Adviser Is A Man Of Mystery

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s new campaign adviser is helping him look more presidential. The man of mystery comes with a bag of tricks that is going to make the Donald a more palatable candidate for the White House regardless of his past. At a recent private meeting at a beachside Florida resort, the kingmaker who in the past has helped dictators, African tyrants and Ukrainian kleptocrats, impressed senior Republican officials with a PowerPoint presentation outlining Trumps’ path to the White House. The Telegraph reports: “The part that he’s been playing is no... more »

Gay Turtle Is Discriminated Against In Turkey

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Homophobia seems to be rife in Turkey, at least towards a gay turtle. Watch people refusing to buy a pet from a shop in Istanbul once they realize he is gay. Gay Star News reports: This is what happens when people are so blindly homophobic, they believe being gay is an illness, not ‘normal’, and could even be ‘contagious’. Even if it’s a turtle. And turtles aren’t exactly the easiest pets as they need specialist care. Launched by Amnesty International and TBWA Istanbul, the #GayTurtle project mocks the absurdity of homophobic attitudes. In the video, an employee tells shoppers the ... more »

Sacrifice and Tribute

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
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Here Is What It Would Take To Get The F-22 Production Line Going Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
F-22 production. Photo: Lockheed Martin *Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One:* *Want More F-22s? Here’s What That Would Take* Congress is inquiring about restarting the Raptor production line, cold for almost five years now. U.S. lawmakers have asked the Air Force about the possibility of restarting production of the F-22 Raptor fighter jet, an endeavor that would be far more complicated than signing a check and flipping the lights back on. In its review of the 2017 defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee asked service leaders to look into what it would take to ... more »

German Politician Detained For Citing ‘Insulting’ Poem About Erdogan

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The head of the Berlin branch of Germany’s Pirate Party was arrested for “insulting a representative of a foreign state” when he quoted a line from comedian Jan Boehmermann’s satirical poem about Erdogan. German police arrested Bruno Kramm as he conducted a “literary analysis” of the Boehmermann’s poem in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin, during a rally in support of the comedian, according to the Morgenpost newspaper RT reports: The politician cited a couple of lines from the now-infamous piece that landed Boehmermann in hot water, namely, “Kicking Kurds, beating Christians,”... more »

Steve's big Adventure

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Its like Pee Wee's but without a bicycle. Also it includes my wife and the only theatre is a home one. The sense of adventure cultivated by being a voracious reader as child and permanently ingrained in my being by travelling the world burns wickedly. This is our common DNA. A subject poorly tackled but visually satisfied in the remake of Point Break. The set piece of my dream is a 58 foot, 11 inch floating cocoon generically called a 575 Oyster. If I was to pick from the litter today I would be on cloud 9, the 11th hull delivered, in cherry. USD $1.4 million ex works Spain Vat E... more »

The Taliban Are Still Touting Their Bergdahl Swap As A Huge Victory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Long War Journal:* *Taliban touts Bergdahl swap as key ‘achievement’* The Taliban says the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders in 2014 was a major “achievement” in its war against the West and its allies. The claim was made in a lengthy video released on the Taliban’s official website, Voice of Jihad, earlier this month. Footage from the exchange is shown early on in the production. The scenes include Bergdahl as he is about to be transferred to American forces and the five Taliban leaders being warmly greeted after their arrival in Qatar. Screen shots ... more »

Incompetent Climate Science: Balancing Large, Opposing "Effects", All False

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 11 hours ago
In the current insane atmosphere over supposed "global warming" -- due primarily to a long-nurtured, dogmatic incompetence in all the earth and life sciences, not just climate science (which explains why the wider science community has not, as a whole, been able to recognize and repudiate climate science's utter failure), and the "expert" incompetence elevated now to a political crisis of the first order, by an opportunistic, revolution-minded political party in power (so outrageous that I, a professionally and personally dispassionate physicist, know them as the Insane Left) -- th... more »

A WEEK IN THE LIFE: Rachel Maddow's Hannityism!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016Bad facts and "grown-ass white men:"* It's very hard to describe the morass into which the Maddow Show has descended. The intellectual illness which now lies at its core pervades every minute of every hour. It's hard to describe a moral illness which is so vast and pervasive. But these are a few basic markers: The Maddow program avoids one important topic after another. This includes substantive and political topics. Instead, the program teaches us to loathe The Others. In the process, we're treated to two type of facts: We're treated to facts which are g... more »

NHK Pushes State Control of Information About Status of Nuclear Power Plants in Wake of Earthquakes

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Japanese media "encouraged" to report exclusively "official" news when it comes to status of nuclear power plants after earthquakes, according to this Mainichi account excerpted below. Professor Hiroyoshi Sunakawa was quoted as saying this move to rely exclusively on official reporting would have a "chilling" effect: NHK president: Nuclear power reports after quakes shouldn't stir up needless alarm. April 23, 2016 The Mainichi Japan, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160423/p2a/00m/0na/009000c "Ongoing reporting on nuclear power plants should be based on official announcement... more »

State Of The Races-- Wisconsin Senate Contest And Presidential Head-To-Heads

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
To be honest, Wisconsin voters have had feeling of buyer's remorse for some time and there really wasn't any smart money on far right extremist Ron Johnson ever being reelected. Real Clear Politics average of polls for the Wisconsin Senate seat have Russ Feingold leader with 5.7% with 13 polls going back a year. Feigned was ahead in every single one of them. The newest poll was released yesterday by Wisconsin Public Radio and it shows Feingold ahead 51-41%-- a pretty difficult 10 point climb for Johnson, who is currently sinking, not gaining. The poll checked approval numbers for ... more »

Search Goes on for Whoever Shot 8 Ohio Relatives in the Head

KANTELE FRANKO at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Ohio shooting - 900] PIKETON, Ohio (AP) -- A day after eight members of one family were found dead with gunshots to the head at four properties in rural southern Ohio, authorities on Saturday continued the scramble to determine who targeted that clan and...more »

Pentagon Admits That It Has Killed 20 Civilians And Wounded 11 More In Recent Airstrikes In Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The US military has carried out nearly 12,000 air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014. US Air Force *Washington Post*: *U.S. military doubles the number of civilians it admits killing in anti-ISIS fight* The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged killing 20 civilians and wounding 11 more in recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, more than doubling the number of civilian fatalities it has admitted causing in the military campaign against the Islamic State. The nine errant airstrikes occurred between Sept. 10 and Feb. 2, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. Six of the strikes occu... more »

Hillary Clinton Supporters Must Have Their Heads Buried In The Sand

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
If you are a Hillary Clinton supporter then you have either your head buried in the sand or are ignorant of Karma (the laws of cause and effect). Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton dominated the last CNN presidential debate by being allowed, with the help of the presstitute media, to gain the upper hand. The debate was orchestrated by so called neutral moderators in favor of Clinton rather than her only rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was shut out, tripped and drowned by a torrent of craftily orchestrated questions. There is a reason for the obvious biased reporting. Th... more »

2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post 2007* AT THE MOSUL DAM, Iraq -- The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of an imminent collapse that could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, possibly killing thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country, according to new assessments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other U.S. officials. Even in a country gripped by daily bloodshed, the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the Mosul Dam has alarmed American officials, who have concluded that it could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul un... more »

Free Stuff = Free Society

hygiecrat at hygiecracy - 12 hours ago
originally published on CounterPunch Waiting in line to get into the Bernie Sanders rally in Brooklyn the other day, an interesting conversation about the relationship between colleges and democracy caught my ear. Corey, who was more than a little skeptical about the economic feasibility of Bernie Sanders’ platform, was saying that it didn’t make sense for a society to provide free college. Free college, he maintained, would benefit the youth at the expense of everyone else. That’s just not true at all, his interlocutor, Ramona, responded. It makes perfect sense. Not only is an edu... more »

Face Down (Just Like Elvis)

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Ain't it kinda funny when ya see The Dawn..?* "Dead like Elvis, check, check, 1 2, check You know what he's sayin'? Face down, face down Somebody once told him that He wouldn't take Prince through the ringer Let him go down as a washed up singer Ain't that a bitch? Thinkin' all along that he wanted to be rich Never respected the root of all evil and he still don't to this day *Bury him face down, let the motherfuckers kiss ass, okay* Face down, face down Told 'em he wanted to sing a song About a black child goin' buck wild And they just laughed in his face Talk to your lawyer but... more »

Japan Successfully Completes Its First Stealth Fighter Jet Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN:* *Japan's first stealth fighter jet test: 'extremely stable'* (CNN)Japan joined the exclusive stealth jet club Friday with the successful test flight of its first radar-evading aircraft -- a prototype called the X-2. The test pilot described the flight as "extremely stable," according to manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The twin-engine jet -- painted in the national red and white colors -- took off from Japan's Nagoya airport and completed various test maneuvers including climbing, descent and circling. It then touched down at Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Gifu Ai... more »

Striking Rise in Suicide Rate Among Middle-Aged Whites

Mike Stobbe at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: depression - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in... more »

How Christianity Helped Create Our American Democracy

Arthur Milikh at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Alexis de Tocqueville] Alexis de Tocqueville, in his masterful work, Democracy in America, taught that religion is necessary for a healthy political order. As I argue at greater length in a new First Principles essay, American democracy, according to Tocqueville, owes both its... more »

‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill Would Make Attacks on Police Hate Crimes

Casey Harper at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Police - 900] A new Louisiana "Blue Lives Matter" bill would make attacks on police officers a hate crime. Bill HB 953 would change the state's hate crime law to include law enforcement and firefighters. It comes after a string of attacks against officers... more »

Sixteen Teens Confess to Pope Francis

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Sixteen teenagers have gotten an unexpected opportunity to confess sins to Pope Francis. The pontiff made a surprise appearance late Saturday morning in St. Peter’s Square, where thousands of Catholics faithful, ranging in age from 13... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Flint mother one of first to sue over water shot to death Denver Schools To Arm Guards With Military-Style Rifles 47% Of Americans Can't Even Come Up With $400 To Cover An Emergency Room Visit These SEC Insider Emails Reveal Why No Bankers Have Gone To Jail TRUMP AIDES CAUGHT ON TAPE: IT'S ALL AN ACT! Chinese Air Pollution Levels Decrease In Large Cities, Increase In Small Cities Why Thousands Of Pagans Are Standing Up For The Environment "It's Time To Be Patriotic" - Venezuela To Cut Off Electricity Four Hours A Day Iran city hits suffocating heat index of ... more »

And show'd thee all the qualities o' the isle/The fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile (plus the breweries)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
The UK's most northerly fish & chip shop Having given Katie Razzall's first *Referendum Road *report, from Cornwall, such a heavy 'thumbs down' for pro-EU bias last week, I'm glad to say that her second report in the series, from the Shetland Islands, was much better. The Shetlands were chosen by the programme because they were one of only two places in the UK to vote against staying in the Common Market in 1975. The report sought to find out if opinions have changed there over the past 40 years - especially given that the Shetlands are no longer anywhere near so reliant on the (lar... more »

Mother Investigated For Letting Her Children Play In Backyard

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A Canadian mother is understandably upset after being investigated by Child and Family Services simply for letting her children play in their backyard in Winnipeg. Earlier this month, Child and Family Services (CFS) investigated Jacqui Kendrick conducting a “well being check” following a report that her three children, aged two, five and ten, were seen playing unsupervised in her fenced-in backyard. CTV news reports: Kendrick told CTV Winnipeg she’s always either with her kids or looking in on them from her living room windows. She says she feels “completely comfortable” letting h... more »

Meet the First Woman in the Military to Head Combatant Command for North America

Russ Read at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Air Force Gen - 900] Pending confirmation, Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson will become the first woman ever to head one of the nine combatant commands of the U.S. military. As the potential new commander of forces in North America, Robinson will be charged with...more »

Trump Campaign Shifts Left on Public Image, Taxes and Men in Women’s Restrooms

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Despite NY Win, It Was a Bad Week for Trump] Despite his big win in New York on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a pretty bad week. But will it matter? It should -- and just might. During an NBC “Today” show town hall Thursday, the host... more »

President Obama Threatens The U.K. On Trade Issues If They Vote To Leave The EU

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Obama infuriates the Brits as he threatens to send UK 'to the back of the queue' if they vote to leave the European Union* * President Obama sparked fury by pressuring UK to stay in the EU and telling its citizens their nation's stranding would be diminished if it leaves * A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama warned today * London Mayor Boris Johnson accused him of making an 'incoherent' and 'inconsistent' argument because the U.S. would never give up sovereignty * EU agreement allows for the free flow of citizens across member nation... more »

Hands Off the Ladies’ Rooms

Mona Charen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: No Unisex Transgender Separate Toilets - 900] If it concerns sex in any way, you can be sure that our culture will fixate on it and manage to defy common sense with hyperventilating indignation. Same-sex marriage roiled the waters for decades, but now that the Supreme Court... more »

Nomination Rules for GOP Convention May, or May Not, Let in an Outsider

Alan Fram at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this April 22, 2016, photo, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus, left, speaks with Sharon Day, RNC co-chairman and National Committeewoman for Florida, during the general session of the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting, in Hollywood, Fla. In a background briefing for reporters, GOP officials shed light on a curious anomaly: Under current party rules, a candidate doesn’t have to be nominated in order to receive votes from delegates when the convention holds its roll call, or roll calls, for president.] In a background briefing for reporte... more »

NY Times Columnist Wants Even Less Catholic Guilt Over Sex, Never Mind the Body Count

Maggie Gallagher at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: run to death] Pope Francis reminds us of the Joy of Love, and in the New York Times, journalist Timothy Egan rejoices because he thinks that means the crushing load of Catholic guilt has been lifted: I can't tell you how many Catholics... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, April 16 to April 23, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, April 16 to April 23, 2016"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) April 23, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. The number of Cities over 1,000 CPM DOUBLED in this edition of YRTW: from 15 Cities to 30 Cities. There is no way to recover from these kinds of exposures. There is no medicine and there is no cure. Millions now p... more »

"The Deadliness of Certainty"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Deadliness of Certainty"* by Kathleen Parker "Freud recognized that human beings have a sex drive and even a death drive. Is it possible that we also have an aphorism drive? We do seem attracted to pat answers and pithy summation- especially from our politicians. It isn't enough to be wise or effective; one must be quotable. In fact, aphorism is the oldest written art form, according to aphorism expert and author James Geary ("The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism"). Before famed aphorists Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker and Woody Allen put the party in repartee, ... more »

Give him this money and these notes, Reynaldo

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As you might expect from the BBC, the initial main focus of today's BBC News article announcing the public's selection of JMW Turner to replace Adam Smith on the £20 note lies with the debate over 'gender diversity' - i.e. whether there are enough women on British bank notes. The last seven paragraphs, however, *do* turn to the question of why Turner might be a good choice (as the public evidently thinks he is). In contrast, Sky News's equivalent article doesn't discuss the 'gender' question at all. At the end of the BBC's article the corporation's Arts Editor Will Gompertz adds... more »

Economic News & Views ( April 23 , 2016 ) Overview For Saturday ( 1. UK Referendum , Brexit , Obama Political Involvement Items. 2. Libya Updates For Saturday - Focus On Politics ( Domestic & International ) . 3. EU-Turkey Deal - "Merkel In The Middle" , Associated Concerns. 4. Greece Update - H/T Manos Giakoumis -- Q1 Final Budget Execution Figures - check the estimated savings and revenues data . 5. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Cast of The Color Purple & Jennifer Hudson - Purple Rain tribute to Prince...... UK........ *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 11s 11 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge No one really took that show seriously , did they ? fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge One Day After Threatening The UK, Obama Plays Golf With David Cameron http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-2 3/one-day-after-threatening-uk-obama-plays-golf-david-cameron … *SputnikVerified account* ‏@SputnikInt 1h 1 hour ago .@BarackObama urges British youth to reject isolationist ca... more »

Weekend reads: Peer review, troubled from the start; how to survive as a whistle-blower

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured news that one in 25 papers in a massive screen includes inappropriate image manipulation, and of the eighth and ninth retractions for a neuroscience team. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Think peer review used to be hassle-free? Turns out, it was “troubled from the start,” historian Alex Csiszar writes […] The post Weekend reads: Peer review, troubled from the start; how to survive as a whistle-blower appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Iraq's Army Is Short Of Everything

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Iraqi troops abandoning their weaponry, stripping off their uniforms and fleeing after Islamic State's takeover of Mosul in June 2014. Photo: AFP *Washington Post:* *U.S. visit highlights obstacles to an Iraqi offensive on Mosul* BESMAYA, Iraq – At this bleak and dusty military outpost south of Baghdad, soldiers from Iraq’s 9th Armored Division say they are ready to fight the Islamic State. Just give them the right weapons. Maj. Mohamed Abdul Kareem al-Kadhim, one of about 1,200 Iraqi soldiers undergoing training here, said he and his fellow troops have already received M16 rifles... more »

Video: River Erupts Into Flames Near Fracking Site In Australia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A river near a fracking site in Queensland, Australia exploded into flames after a coal seam gas (CSP) protester sparked a kitchen lighter above the water surface. Footage uploaded by Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham shows huge flames erupting from methane gas bubbling to the surface of the Condamine River. He shared the video on his website and social media accounts to highlight his party’s concerns about fracking and the extraction of coal seam gas. (Scroll down for video) via GIPHY RT reports: The video shows the New South Wales Greens MP ignite the fire on the Condamine river and ... more »

China's Spies Have Been Busy In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Crew aboard the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move a U.S. Navy Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean on April 14, 2014. Amin Yu, an Orlando, Florida, resident, was charged in an 18-count indictment for conspiracy to illegally export systems, components and documents to China on April 21, related to the development of underwater drone technology. MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS PETER D. BLAIR/U.S. NAVY/REUTERS *Business Insider*: *2 Chinese nationals charged for plots to smuggle aviation, submarine compone... more »

Returning Home is a Mixed Blessing for Victims of Radical Muslim Group Boko Haram

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Boko Haram girls - 900] YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- “Bring Back Our Girls,” say the placards in the park and the tweets read around the world. But for thousands of girls and women who’ve escaped Boko Haram’s clutches, the message they’ve sometimes encountered at homecomings... more »

Red Sea islands swindle: Middle Eastern people betrayed by their corrupt Zionist-puppet leaders

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 15 hours ago
*Below is my interview conducted today with Quds News Agency, to be published soon in Farsi.* *-Kevin Barrett* *What is your opinion about a recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and Egypt over the Tiran Island? How do you consider the Israeli gain from the deal? * Once again the Egyptian, Arab, and Muslim people have been betrayed by their leaders. Israel is using its close relationships with the rulers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to steal these key strategic outposts in the Red Sea. By handing over the islands to the Ibn Saud crime family, whose status as lieutenants of the Roths... more »

South Korea Reports That North Korea Has Tested A Ballistic Missile Fired From A Submarine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a ballistic rocket launch in Pyongyang on March 11. U.S. and South Korean officials believe the North has developed nuclear weapons that threaten Japan and South Korea. NORTH KOREA'S KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY (KCNA)/REUTERS *New York Times*: *North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile From Submarine, South Says* SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired what was believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Saturday, according to the South Korean military, which did not say whether the apparent test launch had been a suc... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*"Renewables" are alone enough?* *The bright-eyed Warmist guy below -- Mark Diesendorf -- is triumphant in thinking that he has shown that there is no need for hydrocarbon-fuelled baseload power stations. What he argues below (in summary) has some logic in that although renewable power sources have very uneven availability by themselves, a whole network of renewable sources is more reliable. So if everything is interconnected, you might be able to get power from solar cells when the wind isn't blowing and vice versa. Because it does happen that all renewable sour... more »

Is Equal Justice Ever Possible With Such Gigantic Income Inequality As We Have In The U.S.?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Remember that horrific story-- about a decade back-- about cops in New Orleans shooting unarmed civilians running for their lives from the Hurricane Katrina flood waters? In 2007 5 white police officers were indicted for opening up with shotguns and AK-47s on two families of black people on the Danziger Bridge looking for shelter from the deadly storm. Four people were severely wounded and 2, included a handicapped man, were murdered. The New Orleans Police Department worked to cover up the criminal behavior of their officers but eventually the murderous cops were found guilty and... more »

Is Now The Time To Bury Lenin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin in the Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow © Oleg Lastochkin / Sputnik *RT*: *RIP after 92 years? Majority of Russians want Lenin’s body buried poll shows* About 60 percent of Russian citizens think Vladimir Lenin’s body should be taken from the Red Square Mausoleum and properly buried. However, 52 percent of respondents view the current situation as ‘normal’ or even ‘good’. According to the latest research conducted by the government-owned pollster VTSIOM on the eve of the Bolshevik leader’s birthday (April 22), 60 percent of Russians support the ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*EDUCATION ROUNDUP FROM AUSTRALIA* *Three current articles below* *Teach for (some of) Australia* *The credentialism idiocy is keeping able people out of teaching. Requiring a 4 year teaching degree before you can teach is chrome-plated imbecility. It's not long since a one-year diploma was deemed adequate. And I successfully taught in Australian High Schools for two years without one second of teacher training. My students got excellent exam results too* Over the past few months, attention has been drawn to low entry standards for teacher education courses in Australian unive... more »

Obese People & Smokers Are ‘Soft Targets’ For NHS Savings

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The Royal College of Surgeons say that growing numbers of obese people and smokers are being denied operations as they become “soft targets” for an NHS which has become desperate to save money. According to evidence, they found that patients were being refused hip and knee replacements and a range of other procedures in more and more parts of England. They found that 34 per cent of the 200 health commissioners have one or more policies on body mass index (BMI) level or smoking status which prevent overweight patients or smokers being referred for routine surgery. The surgeons said ... more »

Independent Day II Resurgence Trailer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: Wow .... 20 years since the first movie. The time certainly flies.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Young Prince George stays up late to greet Obamas https://t.co/15WfJEmAZ4 pic.twitter.com/zODlte4t6s — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 23, 2016

Officials: 5 People Dead in 2 Shootings in Georgia

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This undated photo provided by courtesy of WRDW/WAGT Augusta and Columbia County Sheriff's Office shows shooting suspect Wayne Anthony Hawes. Georgia authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left multiple people dead has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Captain Andy Shedd with the Columbia County Sheriff's office says 50-year-old Hawes' body was recovered Saturday by authorities in his northeastern Georgia home. (WRDW/WAGT Augusta/Columbia County Sheriff's Office via AP)] APPLING, Ga. (AP) -- A man suspected of shooting and killing fiv... more »

"Mind Shackles"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Mind Shackles"* by Mr. Morphed "One commodity is in short supply these days, thinking. Humans all have an identical organ in their cranium but the use of it swings from the barely to weird to outlandish. Something to consider is the difference between the brain and the mind. Don't spend too much time on this though, as it will drive one towards the deep end. The brain absorbs information and stores it in different locations, while the mind collects this information and life's events into a mishmash with jumbled feelings and births a personality. This is what creates an individual... more »

Here's How The U.S. Army’s Top Rangers Decide Who’s The Best

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein, left, comforts his overwhelmed teammate, Capt. Robert Killian, after they finished the three-day Best Ranger Competition in first place at Fort Benning, Georgia, April 17, 2016. DoD photo by Katie Lange *DoD Live:* *60 Brutal Hours: How Army’s Top Rangers Decide Who’s Best* If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to win a 60-hour competition with nonstop physical challenges, this photo about sums it up. Most of you have done rucks and runs and obstacle courses during your military careers, but imagine doing 14 of those in a row over t... more »

Trump Rails Against ‘Rigged’ Nomination System While Courting the Ones Who Created It

Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Del. As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Trump was busy railing against them. “The system is all rigged,” Trump told supporters at a rally Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)] HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) -- As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Donald Trump was busy railing against them. “The system is all rigged,” Tr... more »

Protests, Uncertainty Face Obama Free Trade Efforts in Germany

FRANK JORDANS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama Assuring Allies] BERLIN (AP) -- When President Barack Obama opens the world’s largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he’ll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He’ll also be trying... more »

John Humphrys: Was Mahomet inspired with a dove?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
It must be one of those 'confirmation bias' things.... Some people are in an absolute frenzy about John Humphrys's interview with Sadiq Khan on* Today *this morning, and some people aren't. Some people are vociferously complaining about it (hurling around words like "offensive", "bigoted", "partisan", "objectionable", "unpleasant", "rude", "disgraceful", "disgusting", etc), while others are saying *absolutely nothing *about it. What happened was that John Humphrys gave Sadiq Khan a strong grilling. He pressed him on why he continued to share platforms with extremists* after *be... more »

Eight Family Members Massacred In Ohio ‘Execution Style’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Eight members of the Rhoden family were gunned down at their homes and at different locations in Pike County, Ohio on Friday. Three children survived the massacre, but two others are among the dead, including a 16-year-old male victim. Police do not know how many gunmen were involved but are warning that the suspect or suspects are armed and dangerous. RT reports: The surviving children are 4 days old, 6 months old, and 3 years old, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said during a Friday afternoon press conference. The victims and survivors are all members of the Rhoden family. Read... more »

China Plans To ‘Rove’ On Mars By 2020

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
China is working on a mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020 aiming to become a global aerospace power by 2030. China’s National Space Administration envisages a joint China-US cooperation on a Mars rescue mission, as depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster “The Martian,” where the agency saved both NASA and Matt Damon from an awful situation. Shanghai Daily reports: Announced in January, the Mars voyage will attempt to recreate the success of the United States’ Viking 1 mission that landed a rover on the Red Planet four decades ago. “What we would like to do is orbit Mars, make a la... more »

If the Vatican Goes Pacifist, What’s Next: Universal Celibacy?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: peace - iStock_000003092444_Large] In case you haven’t been following it, the Vatican just sponsored a conference of Christian pacifists -- shortly after inviting pro-choice socialist Bernie Sanders to address a meeting on economics and culture. This news should cheer anyone who thinks that... more »

Regret Is Everywhere

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Kellie Leitch tearfully regretted this week that she had had anything to do with the "barbaric practices" snitch line. And, when Mike Duffy ran afoul of Stephen Harper, he too regretted his decision to go to work for the man: “The sad truth is I allowed myself to be intimidated into doing what I knew in my heart was wrong out of a fear of losing my job and out of a misguided sense of loyalty,” Duffy told his fellow senators. “… This kind of politics is not why I came to the Senate of Canada. It’s not why millions of Canadians voted for the Conservative party. It’s not the Canadia... more »

One refugee child who wasn't a child

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
'A South Sudanese high school student faces possible deportation from Canada after lying about his age. Jonathan Nicola said he was 16 when he came to Canada late last year on a student visa - but the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board says he is, in fact, 29. Nicola's real age was discovered when he applied for a US visa. A fingerprint scan found he had given 1986 as his year of birth in a previous application.' More here http://news.sky.com/story/1683973/school-basketballer-held-after-found-to-be-29 but probably not on the pro unfettered Islamic immigration BBC.

Huge Lake Spotted Lurking Beneath The Antarctic Ice

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Satellite imagery has revealed evidence of an enormous lake buried beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet. Gizmodo reports: The first hints of the lake, presented at the European Geosciences Union Meeting in Vienna this week, include a series of mysterious linear grooves, which appear to cut across more than 600 miles (1000 kilometers) of Princess Elizabeth Land, toward the eastern coast of Antarctica. According to the researchers who spotted the features in satellite imagery, some of them may represent the outflow from a long, ribbon shaped lake that covers nearly 400 square miles (... more »

Climate Tricks 52, Counting temp. change only from the end of LIA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
This month proves to be the hottest month of the year almost always. Generally cloudless sky although there are days that the clouds would be staying for a few hours. The consolation is that this big El Nino of 2015-2016 will end soon, when it touches the threshold 0.5 C temperature anomaly. Bloomberg produced this drama story, Earth's Temperature Just Shattered the Thermometer. Haha, the earth is 4.6 B years old, and the UN and others' baseline is the past 140+ years only? Clever starting point because that was also the end of the little ice age (LIA). Global temp has no way to go... more »

Syrian Elections Confirm West's Worst Fears

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*April 23, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Despite Syria's ongoing conflict, life in many parts of the nation goes on. Syria's election schedule is no exception. The last parliamentary elections before the latest held this month were in 2012. Since these elections are held every 4 years, the recent elections were far from a "political stunt" to bolster the legitimacy of the current government, but instead represented the continuity of Syria's ongoing, sovereign political process. Attempts to undermine the credibility of the elections have become the primary objective of US and Euro... more »

Surprised About the Catholic Church's Avoiding Its Obligations to Residential School Victims?

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 18 hours ago
So, it's like this: The Canadian government released Catholic groups from an obligation to try to raise $25-million for aboriginal healing so that it could hold the groups to other promises they made in the historic 2007 residential schools agreement, a draft of their agreement reveals. In return for paying $1.2-million for healing programs, the 50 Catholic entities wanted to be released from any and all of their obligations under the residential schools settlement agreement, government officials told The Globe and Mail. But what are we to expect? This institution is infamous for i... more »

"This feels like it could be a very big moment indeed"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Back on the subject of the BBC One *News at Six, *Laura Kuenssberg gave her BBC Political Editor's view of the Obama intervention: *Well Clive, this feels like it could be a very big moment indeed because, in the last few minutes, basically what's happened is: the most powerful politician in the world has said that David Cameron is right in the European Union debate and his rivals are wrong.* *Now, President Obama when asked why it was any of his business insisted he wasn't interested in fixing any votes but, frankly, if Downing Street had written the script for him it could hard... more »

Still Voting for the Entrenched Elites/Bankster Friends?  SUCKERS!  (Voting for Power Elites Can Get You Killed Early)  Iceland To Stop Letting Commercial Banks Create Money  (Plutocracy Kicks Ass/Ass Metric Through the Roof - Redacted Tonight)  Good-bye, Sweet Prince

Eagles' Joe Walsh Cancels Concert After Finding Out It Is Tied to the Republican National Convention Israeli News Program Pulls Back The Curtain On Beloved General’s Sordid Past UK Spies On Citizens More Than Suspects How Zac Goldsmith Imported Donald Trump’s Politics Into Britain Across Nearly All Demographics, Thirty-Year Trend Shows Increasing Numbers of People Living in the United

Obama speaks. Mute wonder lurketh in men's ears (according to Newsnight)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
To mark today's 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, last night's *Newsnight *began each of its sections with a quote from the Bard, performed by actress Akiya Henry. To introduced its coverage of the Obama intervention in the Brexit debate, editor Ian Katz chose a passage from *Henry V*. In the play, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Ely are discussing how wonderful Henry is, and the selected passage comes from the Archbishop's most lavish outpouring of praise to the new king: *Turn him to any cause of policy,The Gordian knot of it he will unloose,Fam... more »

BWorld 55, FIT-All, renewables and elections 2016

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld yesterday. The increase in feed in tariff-allowance (FIT-All) has been approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) recently. As a result, Meralco and all other distribution utilities nationwide will be collecting 12.40 centavos per kWh of electricity consumption starting this month. The amount is higher than higher than 4.06 centavos/kWh that was collected in 2015. Even consumers from Mindanao -- an island not connected to the Visayas and Luzon grids -- will pay this FIT. If Mindanao consumers are spared of this additional charge, the FI... more »

A tweet about Sima Kotecha

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago

Gushing and Gloating

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
*...let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp,* *And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee...* When I wrote yesterday (in a comment) that the main report on yesterday evening's BBC One *News at Six* by John Pienaar felt "gushing" to me, I think I'd now add "gloating" too. Here is a transcription of exactly what the BBC's deputy political editor told the BBC One audience about President Obama's visit to Britain. I suspect David Cameron will be feeling almost as grateful to John Pienaar as he did to Barack Obama after *this *piece of 'candied' reporting. He stressed the "friendship" b... more »

Actually, "Neoliberalism" Is Awesome

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Of course it is. It has delivered, flawed as it is. Please understand that. Otherwise i have two concerns. The first is that it needs to be accelerated by ending global poverty which will serve to strip out core imbalances. We need as much more of all this as we can get. The second it that we have power elites everywhere attempting to establish rents through secret dealings and that is generally unacceptable. Best practice tells me that all such advantages need to be phased out at a fixed rate of five to ten percent per year. The whole idea is contrary to free tradeth... more »

175 nations signed, Paris climate insanity hasn't come to force yet

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Era of consumption without worries is just getting started* Vladimir Lenin would celebrate a birthday yesterday so a couple of his true heirs – who want to cripple the world economy for much of the 21st century, much like their guru did 100 years earlier – gathered in New York to sign the insane Paris climate treaty. It's a treaty in which the green activists in every nation invent an arbitrary five-year plan and they help their comrades in other countries to enforce this nation-specific anti-industrial terror on everyone else. They schedule a new convention each five years where t... more »

Bombshell Revelation: Ted Cruz Family Linked To JFK Assassination

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Ted Cruz is about to become embroiled in yet another scandal, as evidence has emerged that his father may be connected to the JFK assassination. Rafael Cruz was good friends with Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who is blamed for shooting former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Jezebel.com reports: “The Enquirer has the disturbing photographic evidence that was buried in secret U.S. government filed, with Rafael Cruz, now 77, palling around with the man who murdered America’s 35th president!” the press release for the issue reads—before clarifying that the “bombshell evidence” is a photo o... more »

UN Orders Saudi Arabia To Stop Using Torture To Extract Confessions

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The United Nations torture committee has condemned Saudi Arabia’s torture program, calling on the Saudi regime to stop imposing physical punishments, including flogging and amputations, in order to extract fake confessions from prisoners. The UN says it is concerned with the abuse of bloggers, activists and human rights lawyers who are facing a hellish experience at the hands of the brutal Saudi regime in their prison system. Presstv.ir reports: “Has Saudi Arabia taken steps to prohibit… corporal punishments, such as flogging and amputation of limbs, which are in breach of the conv... more »

Judge Allows Former Detainees To Sue CIA For Torture

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A U.S. District Court Judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against CIA military psychologists who developed the government’s infamous torture program, under direction of former President George W. Bush. Judge Justin Quackenbush’s decision to allow former detainees to proceed with their case is a huge step forward in holding the American government accountable for its controversial torture program – which resulted in the torture of at least 119 men between 2002 and 2008. Yahoo News reports: The ACLU filed the lawsuit last October on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian a... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Click HERE for all the links to today's stories.

As We Shift - Filling The Empty

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day 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 »

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