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Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Nation's Oldest Black Newspaper Comes Down Against The Corrupt Establishment-- Endorses Bernie And Joe Sestak

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
The *Philadelphia Tribune* started publishing in 1884 and today it's the oldest continually publishing African-American newspaper in the country. The paper is and has always been a steady and reasonable voice for black equality in southeastern Pennsylvania. It reaches over 620,000 black readers weekly. And they're calling on their Pennsylvania readers to vote for Bernie on Tuesday. Although the editors acknowledge that Hillary would also be better than Trump or Cruz, they came down on the Bernie side, writing that he "offers an inspiring message and bold vision for America without...more »

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Reveals Hillary Clinton’s Agenda

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 32 minutes ago
If you want a great example of how Hollywood subliminally implants political propaganda into mainstream thinking then look no further. In this Independence Day: Resurgence trailer, the President of the USA gives a morale boosting, rousing speech to the masses true to the Independence day template. So what’s new? What’s new is that the president is a woman, not dissimilar in appearance to Hilary Clinton. The movie is released the same year as the DNC primaries and eventual presidential election. Furthermore it’s a Fox Production and Fox is a major sponsor of the Clinton campaign. Abo... more »

Israel Find 9/11 Truth An ‘Existential Threat’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 32 minutes ago
The current media frenzy over Saudi Arabia’s role in the 9/11 attacks is a huge distraction from the real perpetrators of the tragedy, Israel – according to political analyst Mark Glenn. Glenn says that the debate about Saudi’s involvement on September 11, 2001, distracts people from Tel Aviv’s involvement, which he says would endanger their very existence if the public found out the truth. Presstv.com reports: “I believe that the entire operation is one that is rooted in distracting people away from what the truly problematic elements are with regards to 9/11,” Glenn said. “Let’s ... more »

Meteor Narrowly Misses New York, Causes Mini Tsunami

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 32 minutes ago
New York narrowly missed being struck by a meteor on Saturday night, which subsequently caused a small 90 foot tsunami to occur. Due to the fact that the tsunami occurred in very deep water – nobody noticed. Some experts have criticised the government for seemingly not knowing that the meteor was at risk of striking a populated city – which could have had devastating consequences. Intellihub.com reports: A 2.6 meter DART II discus buoy operated by the National Data Buoy Center was triggered into “event mode” after receiving a sharp data spike then a rippling effect from abrupt tsun... more »

9/11 Investigation Says 156 People Witnessed Explosions At WTC

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 32 minutes ago
Witness testimony given to the official 9/11 investigation reveals that 156 people gave oral accounts to authorities saying that they witnessed bombs being exploded at the World Trade Center buildings on the day of the attack. Retired university professor Graeme MacQueen uncovered the eyewitness accounts after trawling through 12,000 pages of oral accounts given by Fire Department employees in the months after 9/11. The statements given by witnesses reveal that many saw or heard explosions at the twin towers, supporting the theory that the buildings collapsed due to a controlled de... more »

BBC Claims MH17 Was Shot Down By Ukrainian Fighter Jet

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 32 minutes ago
A new BBC documentary has claimed that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 may have been shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet -and not as a result of a Russian missile as claimed by the mainstream media. On BBC Two show, ‘The Conspiracy Files: Who Shot Down MH17?‘, witnesses discuss seeing the aircraft being shot down by a fighter jet which subsequently led to 298 passengers and crew losing their lives as they travelled from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Mirror.co.uk reports: The web page for the documentary states: “There are eyewitness accounts of other aircraft seen flying next to MH17 ...more »

Bernie Sanders Says America Needs New 9/11 Investigation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 32 minutes ago
Bernie Sanders has called for a fresh new 9/11 investigation to get to the “root cause” of what happened on September 11, 2001. In an interview aired on Sunday, Sanders said he supports Senate legislation that will allow families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments, such as Saudi Arabia, for their involvement in the 9/11 attacks. “I think there’s a lot about Saudi Arabia that we don’t fully understand. And I want to get to the root cause of it,” Sanders told NBC News. “The root of what Saudi Arabia has done.” Politico.com reports: Remarking that there is “some evidence — and... more »

Yorkshire Ripper Faces New Trial Over Additional Murders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is to face a new trial for previously unaccounted for murders before he was arrested in 1981. A cold case police investigation uncovered at least 13 additional attacks carried out by the ripper during his serial killing spree in the 1970’s. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Now, it has emerged police have already visited at least two women who survived unsolved violent attacks that were carried out during the time when Sutcliffe was at large. A relative of one of the women told The Sunday Mirror: ‘Police knocked on the door and told her she was on a list of ... more »

White House May Release Part Of The 9/11 Report That Is Still Classified As Top Secret

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Esquire:** The White House Is Likely Going to Release a Secret Chapter from a 9/11 Investigation* ​*The classified pages purportedly implicate Saudi Arabia.​* President Barack Obama has been under pressure to release 28 pages of a secret chapter from a joint congressional inquiry into the attacks on September 11, 2001. The chapter in question investigated potential links between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 attackers. According to reports, the Obama Administration will release the pages soon. "The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger a... more »

FBI Threaten To ‘Leak’ Clinton Email Report

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The FBI have threatened to leak their reports into the Hillary Clinton email scandal due to the fact that the Department of Justice (DoJ) have “stonewalled” their investigation at every opportunity, according to US Senator Chuck Grassley. Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, hinted during a meeting at Des Moines A.M Rotary Club that the reports the FBI may leak to the public could be devastating to Hillary’s chances of becoming President. Zerohedge.com reports: In practically laying out the next steps in Hillarygate, Grassley said “an anonymous and unauthorized rele... more »

Pot-Growing Found at 3 Scenes in Ohio Shootings That Claimed 8 Lives

ANN SANNER at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: This aerial photo shows one of the locations being investigated in Pike County, Ohio, as part of an ongoing homicide investigation, Friday, April 22, 2016. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple crime scenes in rural Ohio, and at least most of them were shot to death, authorities said. No arrests had been announced, and it's unclear if the killer or killers are among the dead.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The slayings of eight family members in rural southern Ohio were sophisticated, planned executions, authorities said Sunday, as they also revealed that several marijua... more »

Harvard Administrators May Have Investigated Conservative Student Bloggers

Blake Neff at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Harvard Law School Sign - 900] Student activists at Harvard Law School (HLS) attempted to use the FBI to track a blog critical of them, while school administrators tried to find the identities of its authors, according to recently leaked emails. In recent months, activists have... more »

Q: But what were the ANZACs fighting *for*, Grandad?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*Today it all seems so inevitable. But why were ANZAC troops fighting in Turkey? What were they hoping to achieve? And why is this botched battle considered part of the “birth” of our nations?* *From last year’s **Countdown to Anzac Day** here at NOT PC comes this blog’s answer to those questions.* * * * * *Did you know that Australian and New Zealand soldiers embarking in November 1914 on ships towards Britain thought they would be fighting for Britain on the Western Front, not fighting in Turkey to gift Constantinople to Russia --against whom for decades New Zealanders and ... more »

Austrian Election: Right-Wing Freedom Party With Its Anti-Immigrant Stance Tops Presidential First Round

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*AFP*: *Austrian government in shock as far-right triumps* Vienna (AFP) - Austria's government was licking its wounds Monday after a historic debacle that saw the opposition anti-immigrant far-right triumph in a presidential ballot two years before the next scheduled general election. According to preliminary results, Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) came a clear first with 36 percent of the vote, while candidates from the two governing parties failed to even make it into a runoff on May 22. The result means that for the first time since 1945, Austria will not have a pre... more »

China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Steve Levine, Defense One/Quartz*: *How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History* China’s outsized latticework of global infrastructure is said to be rooted in a fierce competitiveness learned from 19th-century America. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun famously never set on the British empire. A commanding navy enforced its will, yet all would have been lost if it were not for ports, roads, and railroads. The infrastructure that the British built everywhere they went embedded and enabled their power like bones and ve... more »

The Rise And Fall Of The Islamic State’s Oil Man

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Islamic State oil man Abu Sayyaf, shown in an undated photograph seized in a U.S. military raid in Syria, counts cash. He was the terror group's No. 2 oil executive in Syria, where he built a profitable network of traders and wholesalers who bought stolen crude. *Wall Street Journal*: *The Rise and Deadly Fall of Islamic State’s Oil Tycoon* *A document trove tells how Abu Sayyaf ran the terror group’s operations; approving expenses for slaves, dodging U.S. airstrikes.* Islamic State oil man Abu Sayyaf was riding high a year ago. With little industry experience, he had built a net... more »

Is Hillary Really The Lesser Of Two Evils? Absolutely

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The video above is an example of how the Democratic Establishment is going to try to shove their corrupt, hawkish Wall Street puppet down the electorate's throat (if they can get around Bernie). Forget about how awful Hillary is-- forget there is no case for her other than the symbolic case that she's a woman-- and just focus on what an incompetent, ignorant doofus Trump us. And he is. He's worse than her. Worse than her in every way. There's isn't a single way he's better than her, as terrible as she is. What does that say about our system? Republican Beltway hack A.B. Stoddard p... more »

Lessons from Libya...continued

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*Gold is the primary valuable of nations looted* *by protection racket International Banksters* It feels like spring fever...this urge to leave my laptop and get out into the warm air and budding greenery. I haven't been posting much in the past few days and it's like pulling teeth to get me to sit down at my computer these days....but some interesting information has crossed my desk that I want to share. The post I did last week on Libya sparked some reader interest. James from *"Winter Patriot" *blog communicated to me his views on the international 'currency wars', as I like to... more »

Gun-Toting Immigration Foe Wins Austrian Presidential Vote, Sets Up Run-Off Election

Blake Neff at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Austrian presidential election] An opponent of increased Muslim immigration who is famed for carrying a gun everywhere he goes has triumphed in the first round of Austria's presidential election. Norbert Hofer is the nominee of the Freedom Party, a populist right-wing political party that... more »

Remembering The Armenian Genocide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *George Clooney attends remembrance service in Armenia after leading calls for the world to recognise the massacre of 1.5m of its people a century ago as genocide* * George Clooney joined service at Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan * Actor has called for events of 1915 to be recognised globally as genocide * Armenians say Ottoman Empire killed 1.5m of its people from April, 1915 * But modern-day Turkey strongly disputes claims events were a genocide George Clooney has attended a remembrance service at the Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan, a century on from the... more »

Will U.S. - Iranian Ties Continue After President Obama Has Left Office?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Iran at the White House in Washington, Jan. 17, 2016. Obama signed an executive order lifting sanctions on Iran related to its nuclear program after Tehran fulfilled requirements under a nuclear agreement with world powers. (photo by REUTERS/Yuri Gripas) *Laura Rozen, Al-Monitor*: *Can US, Iran maintain ties after Obama?* WASHINGTON — As Secretary of State John Kerry flies back from Saudi Arabia to New York for his second meeting this week with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on April 22, some US officials and outside ... more »

The Inconsistencies of White Nationalism: a farce which must be put to sleep

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 4 hours ago
Over recent years, Nationalism in Europe has descended into White Nationalism. I say descended, because the now dominant variation of Nationalism is one which has come about because of fear-mongering, defeatism and fantasist delusions. Globalists have long called Nationalism a reactionary ideology borne of hate and fear. This propaganda has been swallowed by liberals who love to believe that anyone who doesn't embrace a world without borders must be a 'hater', but it hasn't had much impact upon ordinary people who want to live inside their own borders, immersed in their own cultur... more »

Does President Obama Want To Go To Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks following his participation in the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser *Politico*: *White House: Obama unlikely to visit Iran* President Barack Obama is unlikely to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran before leaving office, one of the president's top national security aides said Thursday. “I think the trip to Cuba was probably enough in terms of, you know, breaking a longstanding taboo," deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters at a news bri... more »

Yemeni Forces With Saudi Backing Launch Major Offensive Against Al Qaeda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Washington Post: **War in Yemen takes a major turn with offensive against al-Qaeda* SANAA, Yemen — Signaling a major shift in Yemen’s grinding civil war, Saudi-backed forces Sunday appeared to mount a large-scale offensive to drive militants aligned with al-Qaeda out of their strongholds in the country’s south. The coordinated attacks on strongholds held by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, known as AQAP, would be a first for the coalition dominated by Saudi Arabia, which began launching airstrikes and then ground attacks last year against Shiite r... more »

250 U.S. Special Operation Forces Are To Be Deployed To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama plans to send 250 more U.S. troops to Syria: U.S. officials* U.S. President Barack Obama plans to send 250 more military personnel to Syria, increasing the U.S. presence on the ground there to about 300 troops to help fight Islamic State militants, a U.S. official said on Sunday. The deployment will come on top of 50 special operations forces whom Obama deployed to Syria last year, two U.S. officials said. One official said the announcement would come in a speech Obama plans to give in Hanover, Germany, on Monday. The decision, first reported by the Wall Street ... more »

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Military Intimidation Over Incident In Baltic Sea

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Last week’s confrontation between Russian fighter jets and a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea has taken the shine off the U.S. Navy’s aura of invincibility. Russia Insider reports: Russia Warns US Military: ‘We Will Take All Necessary Measures’ If you were wondering what the immediate U.S. response would be to the embarrassing incident that took place in the Baltic Sea last week between Russian fighter jets and a U.S. destroyer, the answer is absolutely nothing. In case you missed it, the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) was conducting flight operations with a Polish helicopter when the two... more »

Now Clinton Urges Britain To Remain In European Union

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has now stuck her oar into the Brexit debate, throwing her weight behind President Obama who advises that Britain should remain within the European Union (EU). No. 10 welcomes latest backing ahead of 23 June referendum Obama has already drawn an angry response for telling the British people that they would be better off remaining within the Union. He has also threatened them with loss of American trade if they dare vote to leave Breitbart reports: But former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is not one of those critics. Rather, sources close to her campaign say she ... more »

Israel Releases Youngest Ever Prisoner – 12 Year Old Palestinian Girl

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Israeli authorities have released their youngest prisoner, a 12-year-old Palestinian girl convicted for plotting an attack on a West Bank settlement with a knife. The school girl was detained in February and allegedly confessed to an attempted stabbing attack in a plea bargain with Israeli military prosecutors. The Telegraph reports: There were 438 Palestinian minors imprisoned for security-related offences in February 2016, up from 170 last September, according to Israel Prison Service figures quoted by Israeli daily Haaretz. The figures came out as a 12-year-old Palestinian girl ... more »

$15 Minimum Wages Would Be the Highest in the World

Kristiana Mork at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Supporters gather on April 4, 2016 to watch as California Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new $15 minimum wage law.] Leaders in New York and California signed legislation earlier this month that will raise the states' minimum wages to $15 an hour, a rate higher than any other state's in the nation, and every other nation in the world. "Today's... more »

Teen Shoots 2 Outside Prom Before Cop Kills Him

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Teen Shoots 2 Outside Prom Before Cop Kills Him] ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man opened fire with a high-powered rifle outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said... more »

Clinton’s Foreign Policy Still Wreaking Havoc in Libya Years Later

Russ Read at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 900] As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton's support tipped the scales that led to the Obama administration's Libyan intervention, resulting in the death of Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown in the Battle of Sirte in 2011. Almost five years later, the race for the... more »

Is Russia The New Champion Of The Middle East Kurds?

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Kurdish endurance and success in the fight against ISIS terrorism in Iraq and Syria is putting the U.S., an old ally of the stateless Kurds in the Middle East, in a pickle. Moscow’s influence in the region and the Kurdish desire for self governance could pivot the alliance from the U.S. toward Russia. It could also give Moscow a permanent lever in Syrian domestic politics and a lever against Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sputnik reports: “The Russian government says it has sent troops to fight alongside Kurdish units in northwestern Syria and is providing weapons to Iraqi Kurds in a tactic t... more »

"All The Dragons..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that somethi... more »

"Quite Insane..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music." ~ Angela Monet

"The Same Goal..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence, in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song- but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.” - Pablo Neruda

Midday Musical Interlude: Yanni, “World Dance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Yanni, “World Dance” - https://www.youtube.com/

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Grans, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Robert Frost, “Acceptance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Acceptance”* “When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud And goes down burning into the gulf below, No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud At what has happened. Birds, at least must know It is the change to darkness in the sky. Murmuring something quiet in her breast, One bird begins to close a faded eye; Or overtaken too far from his nest, Hurrying low above the grove, some waif Swoops just in time to his remembered tree. At most he thinks or twitters softly, 'safe!’ Now let the night be dark for all of me. Let the night be too dark for me to see Into the future. Let what will ... more »

Letter from Managua: The working life

paul at Paying attention - 6 hours ago
Our house has a room for a servant. Well, not a room really. More like a cell. Nine feet long, less than six feet wide. There’s a single bed and sink, toilet and shower. A small window high up on one wall, three hooks to hang clothes. We don’t have a ‘chica,’ the term generally used for the woman - usually young - who cleans the house, cooks meals and looks after the children. Better a bad job than no job In Honduras, Rosa came once a week to clean. Often, she brought her children. On cleaning days, I tidied the house before they got there and then went to buy soft drinks for her and a... more »

Republicans Move to Crush Influence of Obama’s National Security Council

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, speaks about his plans for DoD and acquisition reform at the Center for Strategic & International Studies on March 23, 2015.] Angered by executive overreach into matters of foreign policy, House Republicans have proposed legislation to crush the authority of the White House's National Security Council. In the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the annual defense budget bill, House Committee on Armed... more »

Schumer's Jihad Against Joe Sestak Is Making Many Senate Democrats Nervous

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Tuesday is primary day in Pennsylvania. It looks like Trump will defeat Cruz and Kasich massively and that Clinton will chalk up a narrower victory over Bernie-- unless there's a massive turnout, in which case Bernie will chalk up a narrow victory over her. But many people are taking the presidential results for granted and are more interested in the Democratic Senate primary pitting former Congressman Joe Sestak-- an Admiral who is the highest-ranking military officer ever elected to Congress-- against machine boss hack Katie McGinty. Blue America has been raising money for Brad... more »

You’ll Soon Be Able To Log In Using The Sound Of Your Skull

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Forget old fashioned passwords, fingerprint sensors or even iris scanners, biometric security has something new in the pipeline…the sound of your skull. Yes, you will soon be able to login with your noggin! Researchers at the University of Stuttgart, the University of Saarland and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Germany have come up with a new alternative for password entry, by listening to the unique sound of the skull. Science Alert reports: Scientists in Germany are working on a system that can identify the way your skull vibrates in reaction to an ultrasonic signal, ... more »

Hacker Rewarded For Findng A Hack On Facebook Server

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A professional hacker was rewarded by Facebook for finding a security vulnerability on one of their servers that stole the usernames and passwords of staff members. A paid hacker made his way into a Facebook server only to find out that it was already hacked by another paid hacker, who had installed malware, siphoning off usernames and passwords to a remote computer. The hacker was rewarded $10,000 and his talents were appreciated by the world’s largest social network. Beta News reports: Orange Tsai managed to compromise a Linux-based staff server and found there was already a piece...more »

The Internet Makes the World Small...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
...and it also tends to make the minds on it even smaller. After blocking his IP Address when his stalking again reached epic proportions on, appropriately, April Fool's Day, it seemed I'd finally shaken this parasite off my butt for good. But this is Joseph David Chadwick we're talking about here, a professional shit bird and jailbird who hasn't held an honest job since getting booted out of the Army almost a decade ago. He's a "man", and I'm forced to resort to strictly biological terms as the ordinary criteria of what comprises a man's character is, tragically, lacking ... more »

Egypt: US Removes Sinai Troops & Israeli Fighter Jet Intercepts Egyptian Passenger Plane

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Two news items that caught my eye:* *Israeli fighter jets intercept EgyptAir passenger plane* CAIRO: Egypt’s Ministry of Aviation announced in a statement Saturday that an *Egyptian passenger plane was intercepted by Israeli fighter jets and escorted to Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.* Air Saini’s flight number 214 was escorted by the Israeli jets due to * “Cypriot air traffic controllers’ delay in sending the data of the Egyptian plane to the Israeli authorities,*” according to the statement. Yedioth Ahronoth has reported that the Egyptian plane was escorted by the Israeli A... more »

Trump's Convention Manager Paul Manafort...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*has clearly been around the block a few times.* Soprano's eat your heart out and keep your horses locked up. This is my first encounter with Paul Manafort live. He's wearing a pink tie. His hair is carefully coiffed. He is very amused by Chris Wallace. *O mangiar questa minestra o saltar questa finestra*

Qamishili: Contradictory Narratives

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
So much for Kurdish and Reuters news stories that Kurds are getting the territory in Qamishili. More of the usual contradictory claims- Obviously, my view is that the PKK backed terrorists group YPG have NO claim on Syrian territory. *Reuters: *Pay attention to the words/language employed as SOHR presents the Kurdish side on the story, only. *"A copy of the truce agreement seen by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "each side will keep the territory under its control". Kurdish authorities and media said this meant territory taken from government control would not be retur... more »

Turkey Detain Dutch Journalist Over Erdogan Tweet

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Police in Turkey detained a Dutch columnist over a tweet she posted that was deemed ‘critical’ of Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Ebru Umar a well know journalist of Turkish origin, was arrested at her home in Kusadasi, a resort town in western Turkey, early on Sunday and brought before a judge. A political storm erupted last week over reports that the Turkish consulate had requested that Turkish organisations in the Netherlands to forward emails and social media posts that insult Erdoğan or Turkey. RT reports: On Saturday, the Turkish police detained her at the resort of Kusadasi a... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Syracuse Showdown Sept. 20, 2016'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
SYRACUSE SHOWDOWN SEPT. 20, 2016 Posted on April 24, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Apr. 24, 2016. Jones v. Parmley #98CV374 [FJS][GHL]: The rotino’shonni [Iroquois Confedracy] pro-se plaintiffs of the incident that happened on Onondaga Territory on May 18, 1997 are ready to go to trial. Attached will be the “Orders on Motions” we are expected to prepare without lawyers. Get

Body Found In Burnt Out Motel Where 4 FBI Agents Were Shot And Wounded

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The body of Orlando Collins, 28, was discovered in a burnt out room at the Country Club Motel in Topeka, Kansas, where earlier FBI agents and members of the U.S. Marshal Task Force Service had come under fire in a shootout with the fugitive. Two Deputy U.S. Marshals and an FBI agent were wounded, the FBI have confirmed. Following the gun fight a fire started in the hotel room which then spread throughout the entire building. 13WIBW reports: After firefighters put out the blaze, which destroyed the motel, a body was found in the room where Collins was believed to be. Authorities have ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Poor Poor Quebec'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
POOR POOR QUEBEC Posted on April 24, 2016 please post & distribute. MNN. Apr. 24, 2016. Quebecers arrived here uninvited with nothing. We took pity on them and helped them survive. They started torturing and killing to steal everything from us. They want us to forget all this. Quebec tax collectors: “Wow! Their war canoe got us!” In their system notorious child murderer Karla

"That One Chance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"You get that one chance; and damn it, you've got to take it! If there's one lesson I know I will take with me for eternity, its that there are those things that might happen only once, those chances that come walking down the street, strolling out of a café; if you don't let go and take them, they really could get away! We can get so washed out with a mindset of entitlement– the universe will do everything for us to ensure our happiness– that we forget why we came here! We came here to grab, to take, to give, to have! Not to wait! Nobody came here to wait! So, what makes anyone th... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“5 Despicable Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *The Shamelessness of LePage and Trump Just Stuns”* by Janet Allon "Donald Trump got oh-so-presidential this week. Being presidential for Donald Trump consists of insulting Harriet Tubman (as, gasp, politically correct), imitating call center workers with Indian accents, and magnanimously suggesting his fellow Republican reality show star, Caitlyn Jenner, should get to use whatever bathroom she wants. Whoa. Impressive. That last one earned NBC’s comment that Trump is "LGBT-friendly," apparently revealing an extremely low bar at the netw... more »

Andrew Marr v Huw Edwards

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I have to say from reading the comments from Grant & Co. at *Biased BBC * today I guessed (before catching up with it) that Theresa May had experienced quite a grilling from Andrew Marr this morning. With one exception (a newbie who wrote that "Andrew Marr was excellent in interviewing Theresa May") *no-one *talked about Andrew Marr or BBC bias, simply about how poorly Theresa May had done. *That* was my clue. Andrew Marr's first question - "If we stay in the EU will immigration go up or down?" - was the sort of question 'people like us' wanted asking, and he asked her it. And he ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 24 , 2016 ) Overview - Sunday Quick Hits ( 1. Refugee Crisis Updates - Europe , Middle East and Africa In Focus. 2. Brexit - Pros and Cons , Sifting through Fog / Fear / Facts. 3. Greece Items Of Note - Non Refugee Items To consider . Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
Refugee Crisis...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 38s 39 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Chris Stephen The G5 meeting will focus on the power vacuum in the Middle East and its impact on mass migration into Europe. fred walton added, *Chris Stephen* @reportingLibya #Libya Obama + key EU leaders to discuss ISIS + migrant smuggling in Libya at meeting Monday, Hannover. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr /24/migration-crisis-obama-and-eu-leaders-to-discuss-naval-patrols-in-libya … *Sima Diab* ‏@SimaDiab 4m 4 minutes ago Sima Diab Retweeted Patrick Kingsley The l... more »

Makes Yourselves Half Black Like Me

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
KKK has large rally at Stone Mountain, police in riot gear protect them. Blacks have large rally in Ferguson, police in riot gear beat them. — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) April 23, 2016 So, President Barry has finally gotten around to mentioning the Black Lives Matter movement on the international stage but in doing so, he had to say something predictable: He said during a Town Hall in London they "can't just keep on yelling” about the issues they want to change (like the Teabaggers he refused to criticize during their chaotic and often violent Town Halls in the summ... more »

Prince Cremated In Secret Memorial Service

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A private memorial ceremony was held on Saturday for music legend Prince who died aged 57. His ashes have been stored in a place that is to remain secret. Family and friends paid their respects to the pop superstar at the Minneapolis studio complex where his body was found collapsed in an elevator on Thursday. A Prince spokeswoman said, “Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.” Inside Edition reports: Yvette Noel-Schure gave no further information about where or when the cremation occurred, nor did she reveal where the ashes would be placed. ... more »

An alternative take on 'Newsnight' in the Shetlands

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Here's a different take to mine on Katie Razzall's second *Referendum Road *report on *Newsnight*, from David Keighley at *News-watch*: *MORE NEWSNIGHT BIAS:* Newsnight continued their series *EU Referendum Road* on Friday night with a visit by reporter to the Shetland Isles, the UK’s most northerly outpost. The full transcript is below. As with her previous report, it heavily favoured the ‘remain’ side – although not so obviously. The ‘in’ case was articulated by two figures: the managing director of a local green energy company, and a woman, who it was said had been passio... more »

North Korea Claims Its Submarine Ballistic Missile Test Was A 'Great Success'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*:* North Korea says submarine ballistic missile test 'great success'* North Korea said on Sunday a submarine-launched ballistic missile test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a "great success" that provided "one more means for powerful nuclear attack". The launch is the latest in a recent string of North Korean demonstrations of military might that began in January with its fourth nuclear test and included the launch of a long-range rocket the next month. The tests have increased tension on the Korean peninsula, angered ally China and trig... more »

Michelle Obama talks about bathrooms at commencement speech in Mississippi...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*at historically black college Jackson State. * Just for a moment imagine someone saying "historically white college." Just wanted to get that out of the way first. Here you have a bunch of black kids who have managed to wend their weary way through a college curriculum and are setting out into the world. Do you really think they care about where people go to the bathroom? But life is not good for the Obama's if they're not spewing out nonsense and creating yet another victim class, including themselves. "And then there's the countless times when that language gets personal and ... more »

For many people the greatest songwriter of our times...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
And talking about 'bias by labelling'... Here's our Andy on another of his guests this morning: *And still on the theme of politics we're going to hear from one of modern music's true legends - for many people the greatest songwriter of our times: Paul Simon. * As they might still say on exam papers: Discuss.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Not the best placing of your hands there, Toby And, also from the *Andrew Marr *show introduction, here's another of those inconsistent 'labelling' things... *Well, President Obama continues to dominate the papers today, and here to review them are the journalists Toby Young, who definitely won't be heeding the President's advise when it comes to the EU referendum, and Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Time,...* And if, like me, you were waiting for Andy to tell us where Gillian Tett of the pro-EU *FT* stands in advance of us hearing her, well, it never came. She's... more »

"No, we can't"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Mr. Marr (at the very start of his programme this morning): *President Obama's message to Britain. Is it friendly, wise advice or an offensive and bullying threat? Either way, can we simply perhaps ignore the U.S. president? * *No, we can't.* Well, we'll see about that, Andy!


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Straying onto the still-rather-underused "...and any other matters that take our fancy" part of our blog's title... The closing feature on *The World This Weekend *was very interesting: Mark Mardell visiting the Wellcome Collection's THIS IS A VOICE exhibition. If you've got a spare four or so minutes, I'd recommend you listen to it - if only to hear the sound of the human voice massively speeded up. And what *does *the sound of 19 people's voices sound like when massively speeded up (if you can't be bothered to listen)? Uncannily like bird song. Bird song itself fascinates me, and... more »

"None other than Margaret Thatcher"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
To quote David P. from an earlier comments section about Nick Robinson's *Europe: Them or Us, Part Two*: *I'm finally watching this now, and I see that this episode's theme is "It's Thatcher's Fault!" A whole lot of energy placing blame squarely on her shoulders, and painting her in a rather bad light. Nobody said it outright, but the subtext was that Thatcher handled it all badly and was a bit of a hypocrite. Nice touch showing Nigel Lawson describing one speech as xenophobic. It possibly even caused her downfall. * *I find it curious that Robinson's approach is to convince Right... more »

How Did We Turn Success In Afghanistan Into Defeat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Josh Martin, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, Mi-17 aerial gunner, provides rear security on a Mi-17 helicopter, Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31, 2014. Martin, a Rapid City, S.D., native, is deployed from the 55th Rescue Squadron, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The 438th AEAS and Afghan Air Force have combined efforts to train with about 300 Afghan commandos with the 8th Commandos Kandak. The training will enable Afghan helicopter aircrews to work seamlessly in support of ground forces in combat. Ver... more »

So What's So Wrong With Florida Schumercrat Patrick Murphy?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Last week *Politico*, the Miami Herald, and the *Sunshine State News* all seemed to turn on Wall Street's (and, therefore Chuck Schumer's) handpicked candidate for the open Marco Rubio Senate seat. The *Miami Herald* reported that "In mid-December, Thomas Murphy gave $200,000 of his own money to 'Floridians for a Strong Middle Class,' and then on March 31, Thomas Murphy’s Miami-based construction company-- Coastal Construction Group-- shelled out $300,000 to the super PAC. The $300,000 donation was revealed Friday when the super PAC’s quarterly financial disclosure was made availa... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Yes it is Sunday... And therefore time again for my weekly rant... First and foremost, I will again state that I have never liked nor been a great "fan" of Prince Roger Nelson's "music".... When the album "Purple Rain" came out way back in the 1980's, I looked at it as being a load of trash and not as "great" as many were proclaiming at the time... I have always been a rock and roll lover and to me, this infatuation with Prince did not make any sense.... To me the guy was a midget and a freak..... And to me all this sudden mourning for an "artist" that to many... more »

3 Battle Scenes Hollywood Actually Got Right

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *These Are The 3 Battle Scenes Hollywood Actually Got Right* It’s easy to spot a bad battle scenes in a war movie, but finding a good one can be tough, so we asked an expert. When it comes to war movies and combat scenes, there are some things that bring the fourth wall crashing down, at least for military personnel and veterans. Phrases like “lock and load,” and “get some,” or unnecessary commands such as “hold the line,” are just a few. You can also add improper weapons handling, messed-up uniforms, and when a small unit leader says things like “listen her... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Triumph Is…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Triumph Is…"* by Paul Rosenberg "I’m betting that most of my readers can complete this phrase. The problem is, it isn’t quite true. Edmund Burke, its supposed source, was a good man, but that doesn’t make the saying true. Here’s the complete passage, in the form most of us know: "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Yes, there is a time when good men and women must stand up for what’s right, even when it involves risk, but that moment comes only after evil has already been well established and is powerf...more »

7 Inspirational Stories of People Who Beat Their Cancer with Cannabis Oil

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
* Sherrie Hurd * - Amazing stories of survival thanks to the use of cannabis oil.

Moscow Is Booming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The landmarks of the former Soviet capital are still there, but the face of the city is changing. It now has more square footage of shopping malls than London or Paris. And the grand communist boulevards have been augmented by pedestrian zones. Reuters *Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp, Spiegel Online*: V*ibrant, Noisy and Booming: Welcome to the New Moscow* *Moscow was long in the hands of criminals and the nouveau riche. Today, Europe's biggest metropolis is undergoing rapid change. It is becoming more open and more cosmopolitan, despite Putin's nationalism.* In his company's ... more »

Getting Jiggy for the Seven

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Not often a remake makes my pulse rate advance. If you watch the original magnificent seven its charming but so dated only fans of the actors would love it. This looks absolutely fabulous. H/T J&J Productions

“The Real Hillary Clinton”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“The Real Hillary Clinton”* By Lila Garrett “Recently in the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton supporters have complained vociferously that Bernie Sanders is being too critical. In reality, he’s been far too polite. He’s obviously uncomfortable insulting his opponent, shooting from the hip, using sarcasm instead of facts. Clinton’s comfort zone is all of that. Her sarcasm slops over the brim, and facts vanish like so much fairy dust. She dismisses the effective Sanders, with the solid progressive agenda, as a dreamer, while she, the proud warrior, paints herself as the pragma... more »

"Ask Yourself..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves- or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.” - Ayn Rand "Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely." - Adam Michnik

Equivocation You Can Believe In

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
You may have heard that while our lame duck president has been abroad wining, dining, golfing and making trade and weapons deals with kings, queens and oligarchs, he also took the time to chide the Black Lives Matter movement here at home. Young people having the audacity to show up at campaign fundraisers and rallies to call out the Clintons for their racist rhetoric and the mass incarceration rates they spawned through their crime bill should "stop yelling," admonished Barack Obama. No matter that the current president happened to be speaking at a town hall for young Britons, a... more »

Former U.S. Commander Of SOCOM Hits-Out On The Growing Politicization Of The Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Photo:* Ret. Adm. William Harry McRaven. Wikipedia *William H. McRaven, Special to The Tampa Tribune:** A warrior’s career sacrificed for politics* When I was a young boy my father, a veteran of World War II and Korea, schooled me on the downfall of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur, he explained, had overstepped his authority and shown blatant disrespect for the civilian leadership of the country. President Harry Truman relieved him of his command, and MacArthur retired soon thereafter. Civilian rule of the military was one of the most fundamental principles of the armed forces.... more »

Turkey Shoot: Erdogan Policing Europe's Media

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is on a media rampage. His corrupt government, known to have been sheltering and funding ISIS with stolen Syrian oil, is now locking up and throwing out any domestic or international media that dares report on his government's outrageous actions. British MP George Galloway told Sputnik: "This Erdogan regime has begun to go from bad to worse and it’s difficult to see where it will all end, but effectively, Turkey is no longer capable of being described as a democracy." In recent days Erdogan has also deported German and Russian journalists ... more »

Why the money is in advertising

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Thinkaboot it, most start ups that havemade billions are only new ways to advertise, new ways to gather eyeballs. I want a pair. Nikon has branded me.

Mark Mardell gets a glimpse of President Obama again

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
*You shout me forth * *In acclamations hyperbolical...* Here's a flavour of what you missed if you didn't listen to this week's *The World This Weekend...* We got Mark Mardell saying this of the Obama intervention: *The UK part of his farewell tour wouldn't even count as a long weekend, but it might prove the most important 50 hours in the referendum campaign so far. Here was one of the most popular and powerful politicians in the whole world pulling no punches. * We then got to hear an interview between Huw Edwards and Barack Obama (with no interruptions, naturally). Then came ... more »

Zapatistas' Statement: 'Cowardly Betrayal of Indigenous Community of San Francisco Xochicuautla'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
San Francisco Xochicuautla, Lerma, State of Mexico – July 8, 2015 – From June 18 to July 7, 2015 the indigenous community of San Francisco Xochicuatla, Lerma was besieged by workers of the company “Autovan S. A de C. V”, who are permanently guarded by state police—staff of the state government and ministerial police. Joint Declaration of the CNI and EZLN on the cowardly betrayal of the

Niger Has Become A Key U.S. Counter-Terrorism Partner In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Ryan Lenora Brown and Belinda O'Donnell, Foreign Policy:* *The Un-Freedom Agenda* *The rise of ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram has turned Niger from a backwater into a key U.S. counterterrorism partner. So why is it becoming more authoritarian?* JOHANNESBURG and WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Feb. 9, authorities in Niger arrested a woman they claimed was a threat to national security. She wasn’t a military officer plotting a coup, a populist leader inciting unrest, or even an opposition politician challenging the president. Far from it, Hamsou Garba is one of Niger’s better-known singers,... more »

Dutch Journalist Arrested in Turkey for A Critical Tweet On Turkish President Erdoğan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan *The Guardian:* *Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticising Erdoğan* Ebru Umar taken from her home in western Turkey to face prosecutors over tweets deemed critical of president A Dutch journalist was arrested early on Sunday at her home in Turkey for tweets deemed critical of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, according to her Twitter account. “Police at the door. No joke,” wrote Ebru Umar, a well-known atheist and feminist journalist of Turkish origin. Umar recently wrote a piece critical of Erdoğan for the Dutch daily M... more »

The U.S. Navy SEAL's Survival Book Is A Success

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*:* A Navy SEAL’s Survival Handbook Takes Off* For those traveling abroad without weapons or body armor, ‘100 Deadly Skills’ gives tips on surviving the worst It’s hard to tell if Clint Emerson’s survival handbook, “100 Deadly Skills,” is meant to be sincere or tongue-in-cheek. The retired Navy SEAL provides instructions for hot-wiring a plane, disposing of a corpse with jet fuel, and making body armor from books and duct tape. In truth, the book is a bit of both. And that appeal as a novelty gift and a practical guide to the apocalypse has made it a stealth suc... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* FBI May "Leak" Clinton Email Probe If DOJ Blocking Continues From One Extreme To Another: Record Oil Shorts Are Now Record Oil Longs Valued At $16 It Sold For $68 Million "In 7200 Seconds" - The Inside Story Of Vancouver's Wildest Property Deal This Is How FEMA Trains Texas Police To Deal With Riots, Conduct Mass Arrests Halliburton Fires One Third Of Global Staff: "What We Are Experiencing Today Is Unsustainable" Virginia Governor Allows Convicted Felons To Vote In Boost To Hillary's Election Odds Turkey's Erdogan Goes Full-Dictator: Arrests Dutch Journalist For ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Construction of @Krymsky_bridge is going well, progress visible on @astro_tim's photo from the #ISS orbit #Crimea pic.twitter.com/edOxa7uml8 — Rus Embassy in RSA (@EmbassyofRussia) April 22, 2016

The Conversation - NOT

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 15 hours ago
Post by Anthony Cox Tyrants and fundamentalists have a defining quality. They are intolerant of criticism. Islam killed its critics at Charlie Hebdo and brave individuals like Ayaan Hirsi Ali are under permanent death threat because of their truth telling about Islam. Alarmists are not at the stage of Islam; yet. But they censor, censor, and censor; alarmists accuse sceptics of insanity, of mental disorder; they want to jail sceptics, lock up sceptics, sue sceptics; Judges want to use the law to stop sceptics; Gore and 17 democrat US state A-Gs are going to sue Oil companies to fin... more »

Anzac Day: 25th April, 2016

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 15 hours ago
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.Lest we forget.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
This photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ryan P. Kierkegaard was named Michel duCille Photo of the Year in the 2015 Visual Information Awards Program. See more of the year's best military photography by clicking the award category links below.

U.N. Syrian Envoy: 400,000 Syrians have Been Killed In The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Foreign Policy*: *Syria death toll likely as high as 400,000: UN envoy* Staffan de Mistura stressed that figure was a personal estimate, but said official UN figure of 250,000 was two years out of date The death toll from Syria's civil war could be as high as 400,000, the UN envoy said on Friday, in what would be a major revision of casualty figures. Speaking during a press conference in Geneva – where parties to the conflict are holding fraught talks – Staffan de Mistura stressed that the figure was based on his own personal estimate, but said the UN's current figures are out o... more »

US Lobbyists Meddling in Thailand a Concern For All Of Asia

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*April 24, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Thailand-based newspaper Bangkok Post in its article, "Yingluck denies Thaksin's involvement," refers to ousted, US-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra, removed from power in 2006 by a military coup after nearly two terms in office trampling the rule of law and the lives and livelihood of the Thai people, and claims that he has extensively relied on foreign lobbyists in a bid to return to power. During this struggle to return to power, he has placed a series of proxies in his place, most notably his own brother-in-law Somchai Wongsawat who s... more »

No Tolerance for Religious Tolerance: Denying True Coexistence

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Coexist bumper sticker - 900] You've seen those ridiculous "Coexist" bumper stickers, right? You know, the ones where the word is spelled out using religious symbols from Christianity, Islam, Paganism, Gay rights, Judaism, and so on? I call it ridiculous because, as someone once wrote:... more »

Beautiful Churches: Notre Dame du Haut in France

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Notre Dame Du Haut - 900] This chapel was completed in 1954 in Ronchamp, France. It is a prime example of Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier's work. Notre Dame du Haut attracts 80,000 visitors a year. To learn more about the church and its history, click here.

One in Five American Families Don’t Have a Single Person Working a Job

Casey Harper at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Working Class, Working Man, Greasy Hands, Grease, Dirty] Newly released government data reveals that in a fifth of U.S. families, not a single person has a job. The Washington Free Beacon reports that in 19.7 percent of American families, no one is employed, based on data from the Bureau of Labor... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
There was an interesting piece from Alan at *Biased BBC* a couple of days ago concerning an article Anita Anand has written for the BBC News website about the Koh-i-Noor diamond. In the BBC piece "BBC broadcaster and author" Anita questioned the legality and the "clear immorality" of the UK's possession of the British crown jewel and outlined a black-and-white version of how we came into possession of it that makes us look very bad indeed. (She's presently working with William Dalrymple, whose history *The Last Mughal *I can see presently see on a bookshelf in front of me. That ... more »

Will 2016 Mark The End Of Fred Upton's Destruction Of Planet Earth-- That's Up To Michigan Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
When Earth Day rolls around and you're running against an incumbent who's been named "Earth's No. 1 enemy in Congressman," you remind your district's voters why. Environmental champion Paul Clements is up against hereditary multimillionaire and forever Congressman Fred Upton (the enemy of the planet, year after year after year, not just because of his votes but because of what he prevents, as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, from being dealt with by Congress-- like Climate Change. But Paul reminded Southwest Michigan voters that "it's not just enough to beat ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*No "safe spaces" for men?* *Feminists are very righteous about providing "safe spaces" for women only and lots of universities now have such places. But if we can have women-only places why not men-only places?The motivation for such unjust arrangements is truly weird. They want women to get closer to men because that will reduce sexual harassment? How improbable can you get?It's just feminist hate. They want to take away from men a facility they enjoy. Freud would probably call it "penis envy"* HARVARD SEEMS poised to take a major step toward cracking down on sexual as... more »

Safe Schools

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 15 hours ago
Just remember what those who oppose the Safe Schools program have said in public - then hastily scrubbed it, as it revealed too much about them. You'll find they quote one Dr Joseph Berger a lot. But not these revealing words of his. I suggest, indeed, letting children who wish go to school in clothes of the opposite sex -- but not counseling other children to not tease them or hurt their feelings. On the contrary, don't interfere, and let the other children ridicule the child who has lost that clear boundary between play-acting at home and the reality needs of the outside world. ... more »

Trump is Mistaken: Hitting Back ‘Twice as Hard’ Really Isn’t the Way to Win

Lael Arrington at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Machiavelli Jesus - 900] If leaders treat people with contempt, insulting and belittling them, and violating their dignity, can it ultimately serve their best interest? Can it best serve the people who follow him or her? Can leaders hit others back hard and win both power... more »

Daughter Says Father Made Threats Day Before Fatal Georgia Shootings

JONATHAN LANDRUM 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)] ATLANTA (AP) -- The daughter of a northeast Georgia man suspecte... more »

Small Government Billionaire Charles Koch: ‘It’s Possible’ Clinton Could Be Better Than a Republican, But …

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Charles Koch] Billionaire Charles Koch, long a target of liberal groups and Democratic politicians, says “it’s possible” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could be a better president than another Republican. Koch’s comments, made to ABC in an interview set to... more »

Peter Preston wants the BBC to take his side

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
I see that Peter Preston of the *Guardian/Observer *is calling on the BBC to stop being so 'fair and balanced' and start getting onside with "Project Calm Rationality" instead. He also wants pro-Leave guests (such as Dan Hannan) to be introduced with 'health warnings' (such as that he's never "negotiated a trade deal, as opposed to writing leaders for the Telegraph") and for the BBC to play the 'authority' card by not "pretend[ing] that the accumulated weight of the IMF, OECD, Bank of England, White House, NFU, TUC, CBI and IFS can somehow be wiped away when Chris Grayling demands...more »

"This is the strangers’ case; And this your mountanish inhumanity"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The *Mail on Sunday* has the following: The piece quotes Tory MP Peter Bone saying: *They've gone out of their way to find a piece of writing which fits the Left-wing establishment's pro-immigration agenda and it's a shame.* *You'd have thought they could at least have found something which was published under Shakespeare's name for a start.* Only later in the piece does it emerge that the passage was chosen by Gregory Doran, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, rather than by the BBC. That said, the BBC *was *responsible for broadcasting the same speech on *News... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The lying never stops. Now krill are being used to push Warmist nonsense* *If you read carefully below, you will see that it's only warming in the Western Antarctic that is at issue. So if the warming is due to climate change why is the much greater bulk of the rest of Antarctica remaining stable and even gaining glacial mass? Easy. The Western Antarctic warming is NOT due to climate change. It is now well-known that there is extensive vulcanism at both poles -- localized in the South mainly in the Western Antarctic. It is subsurface volcanoes that are causing the localised ... more »

Rod Liddle sticks up for the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
From the *Sunday Times*:

The Cervantes/Shakespeare conspiracy theory

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 16 hours ago
I barely scratched the surface of Cervantes/Shakespeare conspiracy theories in yesterday's 4/23/16 400th anniversary deathday tribute to the two greatest geniuses of Western literature. So let's pick up where we left off. One of the most popular theories (among Muslims, anyway) is that both authors were secret Muslims. Shakespeare's real name, according to one interpretation, was *ash-Shaykh al-Kabeer *meaning – no, not the shaykh of beer, that would be *haram* – but rather The Great Shaykh. And that is certainly plausible, since we know that anyone who says Shakespeare was No Gre... more »

In Science, ‘The Debate Is Over’ Means They are Tired of Doing Science

George Yancey at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Science, Mad Scientist] Because I became involved in a small way once with a controversy over research in same-sex parenting, I occasionally receive research articles on this topic. Such was the case a few weeks ago when this item crossed my path. I... more »

N Korea Claims Successful Test of Submarine-Fired Missile

KIM TONG-HYUNG at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A South Korean man watches a TV news program showing images published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper of ballistic missile that North Korea claimed to have launched from underwater, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 24, 2016.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a “dagger of destruction.” South Korea couldn’t immediately confirm... more »

Yes, Terrorists are Setting Their Sights on Our Southern Border

James Carafano at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: immigration] According to press reports, a man arrested as part of an Islamic State (ISIS) group in Minnesota claimed he wanted to setup a pipeline to funnel terrorists into the U.S. through Mexico. The story rekindles concerns over the security of... more »

Victim of AGs’ Climate Change Inquisition Fights Back

Hans von Spakovsky at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: global warming_climate gate_open atmospheric society] The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has launched a fierce counter-attack against Claude Walker, the attorney general for the Virgin Islands, who recently served a subpoena on CEI demanding documents related to CEI's research on global "climate change." On April 20,... more »

Links for a lazy Sunday

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
Feeling lazy today. Enjoy some links.... - *WAY COOL*: Photos of Taiwan from 1969 on Flickr - Taiwan Communique shuts down after decades of work serving the pro-Taiwan community. Well done, everyone. - More Taiwan fraudsters picked up, based in Uganda, but arrested in China. - Student activists call for timeline to change pro-China curriculum. DPP can't afford to drag its feet. - DPP plans to pivot the economy towards ASEAN and south - Growth to be anemic this year again. 6-3-3! - Josh Ellis with stunning pix of a lovely lake in Miaoli. - Cycling: Drew... more »

IPCC's Devil Leader

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 16 hours ago
Source: WUWTCliff Richards sang Devil Woman. She's just a devil woman With evil on her mind Beware the devil woman She's gonna get you She's just a devil woman With evil on her mind Beware the devil woman She's gonna get you from behind With a few more years, he could have sung of the *IPCC's Devil Leader Rajendra Pachauri*: He's just a devil leader With evil on his mind Beware the IPCC leader He's gonna get you He's just a devil leader With evil on his mind Beware that devil leader He's gonna get you from behind Have you heard much from the Australian ... more »

Iodine –A Miracle Mineral For Your Brain, Body & Spirit

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Mary Rivas* - More researchers are rediscovering what effects iodine has on the body.

Israel’s Gay Eurovision Entrant Says He Was Humiliated At Moscow Airport

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Israel’s entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Hovi Star, claims he was humiliated for his sexuality by immigration officials in Russia. On a recent visit to Moscow to promote his Eurovision Song Contest entry, Made of Stars, border control officials at the airport tore up his passport and laughed at him for being gay. Hovi Star broke the news after other Eurovision entrants witnessed the homophobic attack and reported it to the media. The Times of Israel reports: Hovi Star, an openly gay performer, told a Maltese television station about the incident that took place in an airpor... more »

Camille Paglia: Navel-Gazing About Gender While the World Burns

Carolyn Moynihan at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Camille Paglia - 900] Camille Paglia, an American college professor and social critic, is one of a kind: a feminist who objects to almost every form of feminism known to womankind; a sexual radical who believes in complete freedom of sexual expression, yet a...more »

Rouhani: Iran Stopped Spread Of Terrorism In Region

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has claimed credit for hindering the spread of ISIS terrorism and stopping radicals taking control of Iraq and Syria. RFE/RL reports: Hassan Rohani made his comments April 23 in Tehran at a United Nations-sponsored event. The IS group evolved in part from the remnants of Al-Qaeda’s network in Iraq after it was defeated by U.S. forces. The extremist Sunni group has slaughtered those groups it believes violate its strict interpretation of Islam, including Shi’a, who it considers to be apostates. If it wasn’t for Iran, Rohani said, “[Islamic State milita... more »

That's No Accident

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Despite what happened in Edmonton two weeks ago, progressivism is finding new life across the country. Ed Broadbent, Michal Hay and Emilie Nicolas point to a string of issues which are now front and centre in Canada: Across the country, the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage is picking up steam. In Toronto and Montreal, Black Lives Matter and Montréal Noir are successfully pushing for public consultations and independent inquests in recent police shootings and are raising awareness about persistent systemic anti-black racism. Meanwhile, Indigenous rights activists have followed ... more »

Booker & The CCC’s Plans To Blow Us All Up!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/does-the-committee-on-climate-change-want-to-blow-us-all-up/ Booker follows up my piece last week on the recent loopy plans to convert the city of Leeds to hydrogen. Some publicity has alighted on the latest brilliant idea from the “greenies” as to how we can comply with the Climate Change Act by “decarbonising” our […]

Far Better Than Worldly Success: To Have Jesus Christ and Be Found Faithful to Him

Ruth Graham at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: upwardpointing] Here in America we tend to think "big" is better, bigger is best, biggest is even better than best! The larger the crowd, the more important we think people are. We focus on the size of houses, cars and bank accounts; and... more »

Lord Sugar on Sadiq y

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
In a piece that the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC will not be reporting, Lord Sugar takes Sadiq Khan and Jeremy Corbyn apart 'the lunatics have truly taken over the asylum'...

U.S. Trade Policy:  Populist Anger or Out-of-Touch Elites?  (Secrets of TTIP and TPP)  Hillary Clinton’s Support Base As Bogus As US Democracy  (Marquis de Sade and Modern Bankers) Max and Stacy Pounce!

Bernie’s Donation Windfall: Sanders’ Campaign Has Raised $182 Million, Eclipsing Hillary Clinton’s Total Sanders had a $720,000 edge at the end of March, CNN reports. . . . Federal Election Commission filings indicate Sanders’ campaign has out-raised Clinton’s “by at least 50%” every month this year — and in so doing, steadily reeled in Hillary’s more than $30-million head start. _ _ _ _ _ _

"M3.2 Surface Quake 'Foreshock' Off San Francisco"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"M3.2 Surface Quake 'Foreshock' Off San Francisco"* by Newsroom "A magnitude 3.2 earthquake has struck near San Francisco... the largest quake in over a year; and at a depth of Zero KM and Zero Miles! Surface Quake! Very rare! Foreshock to a bigger one? A "surface quake" only takes place when the stress on a tectonic plate is so tremendous, the plate begins to bulge UPWARD! That bulge causes the surface to snap; hence a "surface quake." The fact that this has taken place seems to indicate a very severe stress on the Pacific Tectonic plate. If that stress continues to cause the pla... more »

Gaia Portal: Processes of alluvial alignments call forth the embattled

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
*Processes of alluvial alignments call forth the embattled* by ÉirePort Processes of alluvial alignments call forth the embattled. Stalwarts in Light bearings continue the forward movement. Hamlerites continue. *[I have no idea what a hamlerite is... -AK]* Crystalline features are strangthened in all. ÉirePort | April 23, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-y9

Explaining the Election of Malia Bouattia

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 21 hours ago
What to make of the election of Malia Bouattia to the presidency of the National Union of Students? Well, the political establishment are pretty clear about the opinions every right-thinking person should have. "Malia Bouattia's election as NUS president proves deeply divisive", says *The Graun*. "Disaffiliation threat could leave NUS facing a financial blackhole", *The HuffPo* writes. And eager to stir things up, the increasingly tabloid *Telegraph* reckons Malia's election "sends a dark message to Jewish students". Sounds serious. In my younger days, I was often of the view that ... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a2JtNQublQ

Mike Philbin - 33rd Dichotomy Painting - Hulk Smash

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
33 Dichotomies Redux: *siege warfare is the name of this game...* Got up this morning and realised that *now that I finally have a decent set of three 3-colour images *(yesterday's abstract inspiration) I could go ahead and destroy the first set of three flaglike 22" x 18" 3-colour paintings I did back in February - never liked them. They were just doing nothing. I quickly realised I had the opportunity to complete the border-breaking set begun with these three paintings in around February or January... I had to UNTHINKY LIKE A DEMON and really leave it down to 'pure artistic ... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: US Army Medical Treatment for Kids in Vietnam - 900] Second Lieutenant Kathleen M. Sullivan treats a Vietnamese child during Operation MED CAP, a U.S. Air Force civic action program in which a team of doctors, nurses and aides travel to Vietnamese villages, treat the sick and teach villagers the... more »

Can a biologist deepen the foundations of quantum mechanics?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*In this case, it doesn't look so to me.* I have finally found fifteen minus to devour "biologist of perception" Donald Hoffman's thoughts in the Quanta Magazine, The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality It seems to me that he just says that the reality doesn't exist and natural selection punishes those who see the truth or the reality. Do you see anything more well-defined, a more convincing argument, or an entirely new additional idea in the article that isn't summarized by the previous sentence? At several places, he suggests that he defends this "reality doesn't exist" viewpo... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #154A Flyover by Riggolt and CompanyA Conversation with ThorBlue Avians Nature of Dreams Pleiadian Dwarf Monks (Ewoks)

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
[4/20/16, 9:28:11 PM] Terran: *Denice did Riggolt just fly low over lake LBJ? It definitely was a ship!* [4/20/16, 9:28:31 PM] Terran: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. WE QRE FLYING LOWER AND LOWER. YOU SEE US. THERE ARE 40 CRAFTS OVER YOU LOCATION. NOW. FEEL ME. WE DO PULL THIS 'VEIL' DOWN TOGETHER. RIGGOLT. OUT.* [4/20/16, 9:28:52 PM] Terran: *I saw one of you!!!! Good job!!!!* [4/20/16, 9:29:10 PM] Terran:* I am near a large bridge on a big lake south east of where I live. Biggest town in the area. At a restaurant with an outdoor view. Just follow the water!!!!* [4/20/16, 9:29:33 PM] Terra... more »

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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 hipster. 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 ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

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

"The Limits Of Tyrants..."

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

Water Table Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

A.A : The Spear-Shaker

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

This week in Real Change™

Alison at Creekside - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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