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Monday, April 25, 2016

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10:38pm MDST

The 'Dark Web' Is Becoming More Popular For Web Users Who Wish To Remain Anonymous

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 minutes ago
Privacy is growing more popular. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) *Joon Ian Wong, Quartz*: *A million people now access Facebook on the “dark web” every month* The number of people accessing Facebook via the “dark web” now stands at 1 million per month, the tech giant announced today (April 22). Facebook has maintained an “Onion” site that resides on the Tor network, which forms part of the so-called dark web, for about a year and a half. This is the first time the company has revealed details about its presence in this shadowy corner of the internet. Tor preserves users’ privacy by disguisin... more »

Why Is the Progressive Left Helping the Elite Elect Hillary?

Hillary’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It Charles Koch Prefers Clinton to a GOP Presidency - Likes Bill TooAs Elizabeth Warren has stated, personnel is policy. President Obama staffed his administration at its highest levels with former bankers and corporate lawyers. The Attorney General and the head of the criminal division came from and returned to a corporate law firm representing

What Pieces Of The GOP Will Be Left Post-Trump For The Kochs To Pick Up?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 38 minutes ago
Trump is fuming-- or something. Kasich and Cruz and ganging up on him and Republican primary voters better not buy into it... or else. Or else what? Or else, he'll disappear and no more free comedy routines from him any more. Yesterday, at a rally in Maryland, he said, "They fight like hell for six months, and they're saying horrible things, the worst things you can imagine. And then one of them loses, one of them wins. And the one who loses says, 'I just want to congratulate my opponent. He is a brilliant man, he'll be a great governor or president or whatever.'" Then the threa... more »

Top U.S. Intelligence Director Blames NSA Leaker Edward Snowden For The Spread Of Encryption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) testifies at a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept:* *Spy Chief Complains That Edward Snowden Sped Up Spread of Encryption by 7 Years* THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on Monday blamed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for advancing the development of user-friendly, widely available strong encryption. “As a result of the Snowden revelations, the onset of commercial encryption has accelerated by seven years,” James Clapper said during a break... more »

‘Dirty Bomb’ First Responders Sponsored By Interpol Are Being Trained In Nevada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Blaze*: *Foreign ‘Dirty Bomb’ First Responders Sponsored by Interpol to Begin Training…in Nevada* In just a few months, the first wave of foreign first responders will set foot in Nevada to begin training on how to deal with disasters that can stem from the use of weapons of mass destruction. Project Mercury, which will train first responders from Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization, is expected to cost the U.S. Department of Defense $500,000, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Only a “small contingent of foreign first responder personnel” ... more »

Odessa Massacre Memorial Statement Support Growing

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
*Neo-Nazis burning the Trades Hall in Odessa, Ukraine on May 2, 2014. The massacre killed well over 50 people.* *Statement of Solidarity’ with 2nd anniversary May 2 memorial in Odessa delivered to Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., followed by press conference* Report by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25 Today Ana Edwards, representing the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), and Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and now prominent peace activist, delivered a Statement of Solidarity with Odessa to the Embassy of Ukraine in Washi... more »

Opposition Grows to Liberal AGs Targeting Global Warming Skeptics

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Global Warming, Climate Change, Environmentalists] The opposition to investigations targeting global warming skeptics is growing as newspapers, scientists and red-state attorneys general come out against liberal prosecutors looking to silence those they believe to be misleading the public on climate science. "Climate change campaigners argue... more »

Obama Administration Issues New Mandates for Medicaid Private Insurance Plans

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Hole torn in a dollar bill with medicaid text] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is setting new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, now the main source of coverage for millions of low-income people. The rules issued Monday address insurers operating as Medicaid middlemen in 39 states. Each... more »

Ohio Prosecutor: Hundreds of Pot Plants Grown Where 8 Were Killed

ANN SANNER at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine (L) listens as Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader (R) addresses the media, hesitating briefly before saying that his county is small and he knows the family, at a press conference in Piketon, Ohio, on Friday, April 22, 2016. Reader stated that multiple victims were killed in an execution style shooting and that the shooter is still at large.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-hou... more »

"In the Inbox"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"In the Inbox" From: Coordinator of Volunteer Services "We have a young man, thirty-six, on hospice who has a very young child. They want someone to help him do a life review and perhaps put some pictures together for he and his wife so the child will know him. Call me if you are willing to do this." The next time, friend, your life seems too hard, check your Inbox. - Jose Orez

"Be What You Would Seem To Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Be what you would seem to be- or, if you'd like it put more simply- never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise." - Lewis Carroll, "Alice In Wonderland"

Climate Models Fail Again, Didn’t Predict CO2 Would Green the Western US

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Arid Region, Lone Tree, Nature, Outdoors, Desert Landscape] A new study just gave people another reason to be skeptical of climate models relied upon by scientists to predict the future impacts of global warming. Climate models have long predicted man-made global warming would cause the Western U.S. to... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Journey”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Journey”* “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began... more »

Why Is America Failing At Promoting Democracy In Other Countries?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Street protest calling for Sharia in Maldives. Wikimedia *Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy:* *Why Is America So Bad at Promoting Democracy in Other Countries?* There’s no quick, cheap, or military-based way to bring peace to places like Afghanistan, Yemen, and Iraq. It’s time we changed our approach, and we can start at home. If you’re a dedicated Wilsonian, the past quarter-century must have been pretty discouraging. Convinced liberal democracy was the only viable political formula for a globalizing world, the last three U.S. administrations embraced Wilsonian ideals and made democra... more »

Why Remaking The Chinese Military Is A Dangerous Risk For President Xi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Jeremy Page: Wall Street Journal:* *President Xi Jinping’s Most Dangerous Venture Yet: Remaking China’s Military* *The Chinese leader’s plan to revamp the armed forces, a milestone in the nation’s emergence from isolationism, faces hurdles at home* BEIJING—China’s stock market was swooning. Investors were panicking. Yet when Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke that first Monday in January, he didn’t address the global angst about the world’s second-largest economy. Clad in an olive-green Mao suit, he was talking instead to Chinese troops about another challenge that consumes his t... more »

Val Demings Isn't Even In Congress Yet And She's Already Violating Campaign Finance Laws

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The race for the redistricted FL-10 Orlando-area congressional district is good news for Democrats. The district is now so blue that incumbent Republican Daniel Webster has fled south and east to a rural, open red seat nearby. The GOP is virtually abandoning FL-10. The DCCC saw it as an opportunity to shove another of their worthless and corrupt no-account order-takers and went to war against the two legitimate candidates, state Senator Geraldine Thompson and former Florida Democratic Party chairman Bob Poe, two progressives whose independence and incorruptibility are anathema to ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Let’s not forget the Armenian genocide ‘midst the warm glow #AnzacDay

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
In recent years it has become routine to praise Turkey’s participation and assistance in Anzac ceremonies at Gallipoli Cove, to write glowing editorials about these erstwhile enemies having formed a “friendship under arms,” and (just occasionally) to wonder at Turkey’s apparently genuine eagerness to help raise the Anzac legend into some prominence. One reason today's Turkey participates so willingly in all the modern myth-making around the invasion of their country is this: because 'tis better for their modern nation to be thought to have been born in bravery midst the furnac... more »

John Key finds another new tax - #LandTax

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*"Some experts have declared that it is necessary to tax the people until it hurts. I disagree with these sadists."* ~ Ludwig Von Mises, from his essay ‘*Defense, Controls, and Inflation’* For a Prime Minisister elected on a platform of “no new taxes,” your ever-popular leader has been very good at discovering new ways to steal from you: - GST increase from 12.5% to 15% - GST on items purchased online from overseas - Capital gains tax on houses sold after owning for less than two years - Increased taxes on KiwiSaver - The 2012 ‘Paperboy’ tax ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 25 , 2016 ) Overview For Monday ( 1. Markets In Focus - General Trend In Markets Still Positive Since February Lows , Crude News For The Day , Bonds News - Fed Meeting Upcoming / Emerging Market Bond Performance , Pound On A Tear . 2 UK Items - Brexit , BHS Files For Administration (11,000 Jobs At Risk ) , TTIP Not A Good Deal For UK- Says UK Gov't Report. 3. Refugee Crisis Items To Consider . 4. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets....... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago We have seen two very different markets in 2016, before and after Feb 11. $SPX NEW POST: https://pensionpartners.com/beta-rotation- and-the-tale-of-two-markets-in-2016/ … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6m 6 minutes ago ICYMI: China Is Hoarding Crude At The Fastest Pace On Record even as demand is slowing down http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-2 5/one-chart-shows-where-worlds-record-surplus-oil-has-gone … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Saudi Arabia won't easily kick its #Oi... more »

Snow Alert As UK Braces For Arctic Blast

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The UK is set to shiver this week. While the world celebrates the first month of spring, Britons are set to experience winter all over again. The Met Office is warning of a blast of Artic air hitting parts of the country, with wintry showers in Scotland and the north and up to four inches of snow in some places and temperatures of -5C . The Daily Express reports: Coastal regions and exposed communities are braced for chilling 60mph gales with hail, snow and thunder threatening to pile on the misery. Local authorities have put gritters back out on the roads amid warnings for icy condi... more »

Six Month Old Baby Left Brain Damaged After Receiving 8 Vaccine Doses

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A Texas mother is speaking out against the horrific injuries her six month old daughter sustained after being given 8 vaccine doses during a routine visit to the doctors surgery. After receiving vaccines for DTap/Hib/IPV, hepatitis B, pneumococcal Prevnar 13, and the oral Rotavirus vaccine, Cerenity suffered several major health problems which eventually led to her becoming permanently brain damaged. Prior to the vaccines Cerenity was a perfectly healthy happy baby with normal physical and cognitive development. Shortly after receiving the eight vaccinations, her entire personality...more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Can New Orleans live with water? City pays to research its capacity for green infrastructure*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*CBS News*: *Why is President Obama sending more troops to Syria?* President Obama will send up to 250 additional military personnel inside war-raved Syria to work with opposition forces trying to defeat ISIS. The president delivered the news in Hannover, Germany while visiting a major industrial trade fair. One group of militias fighting ISIS in Syria said they're happy to get more troops, but also need more weapons. The president's decision expands the American military footprint in Syria,m from 50 commandos to 300 -- something the president has been very reluctant to do. But th... more »

Oregon Bakers Appeal Ruling, $135,000 Fine for Declining to Prepare Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Cake

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Aaron and Melissa Klein Oregon Bakers_900] (Updated to include quotes from First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel Ken Klukowski.) Aaron and Melissa Klein are fighting back against a ruling that could cost them $135,000 for refusing to bake a cake. On Monday, attorneys with First Liberty filed... more »

A Day After Obama Announces New Troops to Syria, He Warns ‘It’s a Mistake’ to Send Troops to ‘Overthrow the Assad Regime’

Russ Read at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 03: U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference, the day after Republicans gained 60 seats in the House of Representatives in midterm elections, in the East Room of the White House November 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. As of Tuesday morning, the Republican party had won 239 seats in the House, giving the GOP control of the chamber for the first time since 2006. The power shift could jeopardize Obama's legislative plans for the next two years.] Within the span of one day, President Barack Obama warned against sending ground troops to Syria... more »

Elephant Dies From Exhaustion After Carrying Tourists For 15 Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An investigation has been launched into the death of a female elephant called Sambo, who collapsed and died at a roadside in Cambodia while carrying tourists in blistering heat. Sambo was between 40-45 years old and had been carrying tourists in cruel conditions for 15 years of her life. Theladbible.com reports: Photos of the animal originally appeared in a Facebook post belonging to the account of Yem Senok. A loose translation of the post reads “Alas elephant in the Angkor area is used to serve the tourist transport services fell to dead air.” According to reports, the elephant c... more »

Cruz Puts Fiorina on VP Short List While Trump Mocks Kasich Eating Habits

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the presidential nomination race (all times local): 4:04 p.m. A top Ted Cruz aide says the campaign has identified a “short list” of possible vice presidential candidates. A spokeswoman for Carly Fiorina swiftly confirmed... more »

Congress Complains Navy Trying to Force Gender-Neutral Uniform Changes

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Navy - 900] Congress is putting the brakes on Navy Secretary Ray Mabus's attempted switch to gender neutral uniforms in the service, alleging Mabus is trying to circumvent Congress and unilaterally implement the changes. Congress is working to delay the requirement to purchase new... more »

World News Briefs -- April 25, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A Kurdish gunman runs across a street in Tuz Khurmato during clashes between Shi'ite militia and Kurdish gunmen, Iraq. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic *Reuters*:* Kurds and Shi'ites clash in northern Iraq despite ceasefire* Clashes between Kurdish and Shi'ite Turkmen fighters in an Iraqi town late on Monday cut the main road from Baghdad to the north for the second day in a row and threatened to undermine a ceasefire agreement reached by military leaders a day earlier. The violence in Tuz Khurmatu, 175 km (110 miles) north of the capital, is the latest and most severe flare-up of tensions ... more »

State Police Tracking Social Media To Monitor Flint Water Crisis Talk

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Police in Michigan have been using online surveillance to monitor social media comments made about the Flint water crisis, according to emails released by Governor Rick Snyder’s office. The emails reveal that there had even been an attempt to press charges against one man over a Facebook post in which he criticized the governments handling of the crisis. RT reports: Although being reported by Michigan Live only now, the revelation initially came from an April 15 document dump by the administration of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. The governor promised to release emails related to t... more »

Think Tanks, Oligarchs and NGO's: Destroying Humanity, Society and More

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* Jay Dyer @ Jay's Analysis* with *Patrick Henningson* @ *21st Century Wire* "Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire invited me on the Sunday Wire to discuss the steering and planning committees of the global order, and in particular the Atlanticist establishment. We cover the fake humanitarian agenda, organizational cover, how RAND shaped the new world, as well as the green/climate scam. From there, we cover the 28 pages of the 9/11 report as a red herring distraction and how Trump and the political theatre is shaping up.* A killer interview you must hear!"* *Indeed, a killer i... more »

Russia Says ‘Global Catastrophe On Its Way’, Deploys Thousands Of Troops

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russia has ordered an acceleration of troop movements in the Eastern Military District following reports that a global catastrophe is on its way. Around 25,000 troops have been deployed since the 19 April, 2016, in a “drill framework” designed not to arouse fears in the general population. Troops have been told to be on full alert for a possible mega-earthquake any day now, should the Pactific Plate begin to fracture. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Doctor-Scientist Mehran Keshe this past year, this report continues, had warned about this catastrophe saying that North and South America... more »

Smart Meters Cause Tidal Waves Of Mysterious Illnesses

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Growing numbers of people from around the world have begun reporting numerous health problems associated with an increased amount of wireless radiation from devices, including smart meters. According to the EMF Safety Network, the digitized electric meters are causing mysterious health issues amongst huge numbers of people, and have recommended reducing exposure to them as much as possible. The EMF website states, “Utilities claim smart meters are safe, and compare them to cell phones. However, cell phones, cell towers, wi-fi and other wireless devices can also affect your health. ... more »

UN Warns World Must Prepare For Coming Catastrophic Natural Disasters

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The world is woefully underprepared for the inevitable natural disasters that are about to strike, according to the UN’s head of disaster planning. Robert Glasser has warned that in the coming years the world should expect to see a dramatic rise in droughts, floods, earthquakes, and other potentially catastrophic natural disasters, and unless the international community ramps up efforts to prepare for these events – humanity may not survive the oncoming onslaught. Theguardian.com reports: Robert Glasser, the special representative of the secretary general for disaster risk reductio... more »

Thousands Of Activists Storm Washington, D.C. Amid Media Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Thousands of activists descended on Washington, D.C. over the weekend in a show of mass civil disobedience against the influence of money in politics. More than 5,000 peaceful activists arrived on the Capitol from across the country, including hundreds of protestors who had marched from Philadelphia. Despite the huge turnout, the corporate controlled mainstream media failed to cover the weekend-long event, despite the loud and clear message from thousands of Americans that they were sick of the corruption rife in politics and in the election process. Whowhatwhy.org reports: In a sh... more »

ISIS Destroys Historical Dominicans Church In Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
ISIS have reportedly destroyed the historical Clock Church inside the provincial capital of the Nineveh Province (Mosul) on Monday. The terrorists detonated several explosives to destroy the historical church which was established by the Dominican Order in 1872, according to Iraqi news reports Fars News reports: No photos or video footage has been released to confirm this report, however the church has been the target of terrorist attacks in the past. Earlier reports also said that the ISIL terrorist group has destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul. The struc... more »

The Obamamessiah turns people off!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
Sky News report http://news.sky.com/story/1684878/sky-poll-obamas-eu-warning-counterproductive something that the Obamamessiah worshippers at the BBC just won't be able to understand. 'Barack Obama's intervention to encourage Britons to vote to stay in the EU appears to have been counterproductive, a Sky Data Snap Poll reveals. Prior to his visit to the UK, the US President's support for Britain's EU membership appeared to be a positive for the Remain campaign. More people were attracted to vote Remain as a result of his support than were put off (25% to 17%, with 57% saying he... more »

What Will Be President Obama's Middle East Legacy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Saudi King Salman (R) walk together following their meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 20, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Patrick Smith, The Fiscal Times*: *The Mideast Mess Obama Will Leave Behind* What a dismal week in the Middle East for the Obama administration. In the course of a couple of days, the partial ceasefire in Syria began to fray, the peace talks in Geneva turned stony, and the Saudis pointedly cold-shouldered President Obama when he arrived in Riyadh for talks with King Salman. After what was likely Obama’s las... more »

Should The Media Start Pretending They Think Trump Supporters Are Knowledgeable And Intelligent?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Journalistic no-no* A friend of mine was incredulous the other day when I pointed out to him that Trump won a majority of New York voters with college degrees. He said in South Carolina Trump lost badly among Republicans with college degrees and New Yorkers voted for him across demographics because of state pride and because of hatred for Ted Cruz. But the fact remains, plenty of Republicans with college educations are voting for Trump in the primary. It shakes the theory that only morons could be possibly be susceptible to his carnival barker messaging and the hateful, bigoted non... more »

Cops Told To Prosecture Users Who Criticise Flint Water Crisis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A new report reveals that the Michigan State Police department have been ordered by the government to monitor the social media accounts of anybody discussing the Flint Water Crisis. According to MLive, comments that expose or criticise the negligent contamination of Flint’s water supply with lead are to be labelled as “subversive” and put onto a watch list so that authorities can pursue possible criminal proceedings against that user. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: One of over 127,000 emails released by Gov. Rick Snyder’s office shows one man’s allegedly threatening Facebook po... more »

Leading Scientist Says Everything, Including Our World, Is An Illusion

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The world that humans see around them is nothing more than a very convincing illusion, according to one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists. Donald Hoffman, a scientist at the University of California, claims that people are being tricked into believing their own reality, and what they see around them is nothing more than a facade that enables humans to get through their daily lives without having to deal with the “hidden matrix” that lurks behind everything. Hoffman says that when you see something that you think is solid, such as a red tomato, you cannot be sure that when... more »

Proof Of Geoengineering Discovered In New York Via New Images

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An abnormal wave pattern was detected via microwave imagery taken over the New York area on April 21, 2016, that appears to show Geoengineering (weather manipulation) in action. On the map below, the unusual wave pattern affected the weather in the area, pushing air outwards causing a vortex. The source of this pattern appears to be from a focused directional high powered microwave transmitter, such as HAARP – used to manipulate the weather. Smokeymirror.com reports: Much like something the military funded HAARP project was researching and subsequently using some years ago. HAARP w... more »

What BHS says about British Capitalism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
On global capitalism in Lenin's day, the Bolshevik leader had this to say: "Imperialism is an immense accumulation of money capital in a few countries ... hence the extraordinary growth of a class, or rather, of a stratum of rentiers, i.e., people who live by “clipping coupons”, who take no part in any enterprise whatever, whose profession is idleness ..." If only the money men of 21st century Britain remained excrescences on the economy, of directing their stooges to invest capital and growing fat off the labour and talent of others. At the risk of being wistful, this ideal-typical... more »

Hersch: "I Don't Understand What the President is Doing"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the U.S. presence in the country. This comes just days after the Obama administration announced 217 more troops would be sent to Iraq to help in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. As the U.S. expands its presence in Iraq and Syria, Democracy Now speaks with the legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who has just published a new book titled "The Killing of Osama bin Laden." In the introduction, Hersh writes: "It’s now evident, fif... more »

Flint watch: A basic question concerning Flint!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016Such questions rarely get clarified:* In this morning's New York Times, Monica Davey discusses last week's criminal charges concerning events in Flint. To read her report, click here. Charges were filed against three public workers. In this passage, she describes the charges which have been lodged against two "state water regulators:" DAVEY (4/25/16): *Charges against Mr. Prysby, 53, and Mr. Busch, 40, include misconduct in office,* accusing them of knowingly misleading federal and county officials about whether the water was safe, as well as conspiring to ...more »

April 25: A bad day.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
A few days ago, the Irving press had a commentary by Gwynne Dyer. It was the most alarming commentary I have ever seen. In it, Dyer says that climate change does not come in a steady growth all over the world. It spreads unevenly. And it may grow in spurts rather than in steady, monthly changes. He adds that we are very close to the point at which it will continue changing whether we stop our carbon emissions or not. He adds that the time we have is short, and it may already be too late to react to it. Now, Gwynne Dyer is a commentator of world repuation. He gathered the informati... more »

Federal Wiretap Allegedly Captured Boston Mayor Saying He Threatened Companies for Seeking Non-Union Contracts

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh] An ongoing federal probe has targeted Boston Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh for allegedly threatening companies that sought to hire nonunion workers, according to reports Sunday. Before becoming mayor, Walsh served as secretary-treasurer for the Boston Metropolitan District Building Trades Council.... more »

On the 30th Anniversary, a Look at the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in Numbers

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: This 1986 file photo depicts an aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine showing damage from an explosion and fire in reactor four on April 26, 1986 that sent large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown.] CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) -- Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they’re still unk... more »

Is Saudi Arabia A Good Ally?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted upon his arrival at King Khalid International Airport for a summit meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 20, 2016 © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *Emma Ashford, War On The Rocks: **Saudi Arabia is a Good Ally? Get Real* President Obama’s awkward recent visit to Saudi Arabia reopened debate over whether the Kingdom is a good U.S. ally or not. Certainly, there is no shortage of commentators arguing in favor of a stronger U.S.-Saudi partnership, calling for Obama to reassure the Saudis and arguing that the alliance is vital to U.S. national security. ... more »

Ron Paul: We Need To Recalibrate Our Relationship With Saudi Arabia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Former U.S. Representative Ron Paul has warned that the special U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship is about to come to an abrupt end once the secret 28 pages of the 9/11 Report are released to the public. The report will show the Saudi regime’s involvement on 9/11, which is something the public and government will never be able to forgive. Ron Paul says that for decades the US and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship whereby the Saudis sell cheap oil to America in exchange for U.S. protection of the Saudi monarchy. However, that entire relationship is falling apa... more »

Saudi 9/11: Obama To Release Part Of Secret 28 Pages

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
President Obama is set to release some parts of the secret 28 page document that was classified in the 9/11 report. There is speculation the documents may reveal a Saudi connection to the terror attacks that killed over 3,000 people in 2001. The Independent reports: The former head of a bi-partisan committee that investigated the attacks that left more than 3,000 people dead and published its findings, said he believed the Obama administration would make a decision on the issue by June. The unreleased documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol building in Washing... more »

Gaia Portal: Dictations of Spirit within each and every Hue-Being are heard

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
*Dictations of Spirit within each and every Hue-Being are heard* by ÉirePort Dictations of Spirit within each and every Hue-Being are heard. Fallacies removed, sordids are cleansed. Progressions continue as Higher Consciousness is recognized. Release comes... now. ÉirePort | April 25, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-ya

Investigation Exposes ‘Potentially Fatal’ FDA Failures and Cronyism, Wins National Award

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: FDA - 900] Clinical trials conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are riddled with poor oversight and potential conflicts of interest, a lengthy investigation by the non-profit watchdog Project on Government Oversight (POGO) found. POGO recently won the Society of... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 9 hours ago
*Sooner or later we will all have to come to grips with the collateral psychic damage we have wrought in the Middle East with our Drone assassinations on both innocent victims as well as the perpetrators themselves ~ for chaos reins on both sides when accountability ends: Allen L Roland, PhD* *“If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.” ~ Paulo Coelho* Post-Traumatic Stress is a byproduct of combat duty for both the hunted and the hunter ~ *but nowhere is that more visible and intense then in Drone warfare when terror ... more »

Snow Day!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago

An amendment is to be granted unless it would have been struck under R 21 intially

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
*Spar Roofing & Metal Supplies Limited v. Glynn,* 2016 ONCA 296: [43] The respondent's submission is in effect a submission that the court should consider the merits of the factual and legal basis for the proposed amendment at the pleading stage and not at a later stage of the proceedings. That is not the law under r. 26.01. As stated in Todd Archibald, Gordon Killeen & James C. Morton, *Ontario Superior Court Practice, 2016 Edition* (Markham, ON: LexisNexis Canada, 2015), at p. 1151: The amended pleading must be legally tenable. It is not necessary to tender evidence to... more »

Saudi Arabia Plans To Overhaul Its Military And On How It Buys Its Military Equipment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, attends a cabinet meeting in Riyadh to approve a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030. Saudi Press Agency via Reuters *Bloomberg*: *Saudi Arabia to Overhaul Military in Plan for Life After Oil* * Plan includes setting up holding company for military industry * Military company to be offered later in an IPO, prince says Saudi Arabia’s plans to overhaul every corner of its economy won’t spare the military. The kingdom will put its armaments industry under a holding company as it prepares for a post-oil era. Part of tha... more »

Hybrid ‘Ketchup And Chips’ Plant On Sale At Morrisons Supermarket

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Morrisons supermarket chain in the UK is launching a new hybrid plant that can grow both potatoes and tomatoes. The TomTato better known as the ‘Ketchup and Chips’ plant is designed for confined spaces will go on sale at Morrisons on Monday and is GM free. The Star reports: Answering the prayers of chips fans, the incredible multi-tasking plant grows fresh tomatoes and potatoes in one pot at the same time. Above the ground the plant will produce an abundance of cherry tomatoes, while white potatoes will grow below. The move comes as Britain’s gardens are getting smaller as an increa...more »

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says The Universe Is A Computer Simulation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Celebrity astronomer and American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says that our universe is very likely a simulation within a simulation, making instantaneous time travel a possibility. The director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City and a promoter of scientific ideas, Neil deGrasse Tyson, believes that the main laws of physics are yet to be discovered and gives his understanding on the physical universe and the role of thought, imagination and creation. Scientists gathered at the most recent Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate held at the ... more »

A Humble PSA

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago

Restoring Conventional Deterrence in Europe: How to Climb Out of the Joint Security Trap

Jeffrey Stacey at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
Russia is currently riding high on the geostrategic landscape, despite a trove of domestic economic woes that stem partly from Western sanctions. But Vladimir Putin has successfully wagged the dog and distracted Russians from this by illegally annexing Crimea by force, occupying eastern Ukraine with a proxy force upheld by Russia, and successfully keeping the […]

Retraction count for Shigeaki Kato climbs to 39

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
We’ve found another retraction for Shigeaki Kato, number seven on our leaderboard. Our count for Kato has now risen to 39; we added five retraction notices to our count for Kato last month. These notices follow an investigation at the University of Tokyo, where Kato used to work, which found 43 papers contained “likely altered or forged materials,” […] The post Retraction count for Shigeaki Kato climbs to 39 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Turkey Claims To Have Killed Over 860 Islamic State Fighters Since January

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Turkish artillery guns. AFP Photo *RUDAW:* *Turkey has killed 860 ISIS members since January: military source* ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A Turkish military source claimed that Turkey’s airstrikes and artillery bombardments have killed more than 860 members of the Islamic State (ISIS) this year. Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency quoted an unidentified source as saying that since January 9, Turkey has killed 370 ISIS members using artillery fire and a further 492 using airstrikes. Additionally, it reportedly bombed ISIS headquarters and weapon depots. The source claimed that Turkey... more »

Kasich watch: Five years ago, Kasich made a mistake!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016Maddow wants you to hate him for it:* Five years ago, in May 2011, John Kasich, governor of Ohio, made an embarrassing mistake. Kasich's mistake was so utterly trivial that virtually no one discussed it at the time. Two Fridays ago, Rachel Maddow used the trivial, five-year-old event as her first example in a poisonous display which she described as "our child's treasury of John Kasich engaging with women voters." Five years later, Kasich's embarrassing, trivial error was dealt to us the rubes as part of a poisonous portrait of Kasich. We were being taught h... more »

Satire: “Koch Brothers Consider Purchasing First Democrat”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Koch Brothers Consider Purchasing First Democrat”* by Andy Borowitz WICHITA (The Borowitz Report)— “Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists who have spent decades acquiring a world-class collection of Republicans, revealed over the weekend that they are considering purchasing their first Democrat. “We’ve always bought Republicans, and our father bought Republicans before us,” Charles, the elder Koch, said. “They’re bred to be obedient, and they respond to simple commands.” He said that he and his brother had considered acquiring a Democrat only after determining th...more »

Dear Future Generations: Sorry

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 11 hours ago

Opposing racism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I have spent my life opposing racism. Until my dying day I will be opposed to racism in any form." Jeremy Corbyn “I’ve fought extremism all my life” Sadiq Khan I’ve always been a strong campaigner against racism and fascism in all its forms. Malia Bouattia. All these people are spending their lives fighting racism and extremism, so there's nothing to worry about. Move along. Daily Politics. “In 2011 she claimed, for example, that Birmingham University had become something of a Zionist outpost” said Jo Coburn, introducing a short clip of Malia Bouattia addressing the ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
The "Golden Rule", baby. Whoever has the gold makes the rules, don'tcha know?


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that- it's all illusion. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown and it's plain sailing. Everything is unknown- then you're ahead of the game. That's what it is. Right?" - John Lennon

"Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: * *The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State"* By John W. Whitehead “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.” - George Orwell, "1984" "In past ages, those who dared to speak out against tyranny—viewed as an act of treason—were blinded, castrated, disfigured, mutilated, rendered mute by having their tongues cut out of their heads, and ultimately crucified. In the American police state, t...more »

5,000 cernettes with \(750\GeV\) may be found in the LHC trash bins each year

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
The excess of the diphoton events whose invariant mass is apparently \(750\GeV\), the decay products of the hypothetical new "cernette" particles, is arguably the most convincing or most tantalizing existing experimental hint of the Beyond the Standard Model physics at the LHC right now. I estimate the probability that a new particle (or new particles) exists in that region to be 50%. Nude Socialist just posted an interesting story Hacking the LHC to sift trash could help find a mystery particle about a possibly clever idea to dramatically increase the sensitivity of the LHC to the... more »

Saudi Coalition In Yemen Are Claiming To Have Killed 800 Al Qaeda Fighters In Recent Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW*: *Saudi-led Arab coalition says more than 800 al Qaeda fighters killed in Yemen* Yemeni government forces backed by Arab allies have killed more than 800 al Qaeda members, a Saudi news report says. The militants were reportedly killed in an offensive on one of the group's strongholds. The reported deaths came during an attack on the southeastern port city of Mukalla, which had been held by al Qaeda for the past year, the Saudi-led coalition said on Monday in a statement published by the official Saudi news agency SPA. "The operation resulted... in the death of more than 800 ... more »

Oil Production Trends

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood We had a bit of a debate last week about the outlook for oil production and reserves. I don’t hold any particularly strong views either way on this subject, but thought it might be helpful to look at past trends. http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html As we can see, annual growth […]

UPDATED: Obama Ordering 250 Additional Special Forces to Syria

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*UPDATE: April 25, 2016* Seymour Hersch is "horrified" about Obama sending in 250 Special Forces to Syria...but in his new book* "The Killing of Osama bin Laden" *he's still lying about OBL and 9/11. Copied from "Organizing Notes" blog. You know, folks...after thinking about what Hersch said in the video linked above...I have begun to suspect he's "horrified" because he's thinking that the 250 Special Forces are an assassination squad to take out the Syrian leadership class...like they did (and Hersch refers to this) in Iraq. If so, it is indeed an unacceptable escalation of the co... more »

Exposing Waste and Mismanagement at the Department of Homeland Security

Rep. Scott Perry at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: DHS - 900] Now more than 10 years old, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) no longer can blame its continued program failures, employee misconduct, and lingering management challenges on "growing pains." Since its inception, DHS has faced significant obstacles, including consolidating 22 pre-existing... more »

A Look Ahead: Coming to the Philadelphia Crossroad

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Senator Sanders telling Andrea Mitchell he will campaign until the last primary vote is counted; also, that's its on Clinton to convince his supporters she's offering policies they can vote for.* *by Gaius Publius* Earlier I said I wanted to take a "look ahead" at what's likely to occur in the next few months and also in the next few years, since we're clearly at a major crossroads in the nation's (and the world's) future. In particular: I want to start taking a look ahead, not in a long essay but in chunks. "Ahead" means what happens at the Democratic convention, what those outc... more »

Paper: Droughts, Heat Waves NOT Getting Worse As Alarmists Predicted

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Global Warming Illustration - 900] Climate scientists and environmentalists have claimed for years droughts and heat waves were getting worse because of man-made global warming, but those predictions have not come true, according to a new study. "Evidence that droughts have become more prevalent on... more »

Appeals Court: QB Tom Brady Must Serve ‘Deflategate’ Penalty

LARRY NEUMEISTER at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Tom Brady - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with...more »

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond: 'Britain Not Ruling Out Sending Troops to Libya'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Newsweek*: *Britain Not Ruling Out Sending Troops to Libya* British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that he could not rule out sending troops to Libya if requested to do so by the Libyan government, but that any deployment would need to be approved by Parliament. Western powers are backing a new Libyan unity government, hoping it will seek foreign support to confront Islamic State militants, deal with migrant flows from Libya to Europe and restore oil production to shore up Libya's economy. "It wouldn't make sense to rule anything out because you never know how t... more »

NATO Moves To Block Libyan Migrant Route To Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Migrants and refugees: the routes to Europe ©Kun TIAN, Thomas SAINT-CRICQ (AFP) *Middle East Eye*: *Italy says NATO 3 months from Libya naval mission to stop migrants* *The Libya mission is set to be approved by alliance leaders at a Warsaw summit on 7 July, Italy's defence minister said* NATO is three months from launching a naval mission off Libya under a controversial plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe and begin mass repatriations, Italy said on Monday. The advanced state of preparations was revealed by Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti as l... more »

Spring Cleaning and Smoothies!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Kuwait To DNA Test And Tag Everyone, Even Tourists

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Kuwait is about to become the first nation in the world to conduct total mandatory DNA tagging which will apply both to their own citizens as well as tourists. All visitors to Kuwait will have to submit to a DNA test and be tagged before they’re allowed to enter the Persian Gulf state. According to Kuwaiti officials, the forced DNA tagging will only be used for “criminal security purposes” and won’t affect people’s personal freedom and privacy… Traveller 24 reports: In a world first, Kuwait wants to DNA “tag” everybody in, as well as entering the country with the new DNA legislation... more »

C225, or Exploting Grief to Attack Abortion Rights Bill

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
Double-plus good fetus freak MP Cathay Wagantall's private member's bill C225, or The Exploiting Grief to Attack Abortion Rights Bill has its first hour of debate on May 2. Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), which opposes the bill, is calling on similar right-minded people to send letters to our MPs asking them to oppose it too. Here's a sample letter to cut and paste from. There are many reasons to oppose it, but the main one is that is a "personhood" bill. From the sample letter: Bill C-225 is almost identical to Bill C-484 (“Unborn Victims of Crime Act”), a 2008 bi... more »

‘Lax’ State Department Ignores Watchdog’s Orders to Toughen Disciplinary Rules

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Jim Waurishuk - 900] U.S. Department of State officials are ignoring multiple recommendations from their agency's independent watchdog to toughen employee disciplinary policies. The State Department Office of Inspector General (IG) reported Friday that when its investigators did a follow-up review nine months after their original... more »

Afghan President Puts Taliban Peace Talks On Hold

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan December 31, 2015. REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI *Washington Post*: *Afghan president sets aside peace bids and vows harsher fight against Taliban* KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stepped back Monday from attempts to engage Taliban insurgents in peace talks, vowing that Afghanistan will instead “execute” enemies of the state and undertake preparations for an extended war. In a speech that signaled a significant shift in policies, Ghani left open the prospect for dialogue with Taliban fighters w... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
Is that it? Is that all that ya got? Sure looks to be that way - thus you do not yet know Emancipation!! *O(+> Lives.* *Somebody once told him that* *He would take Prince through the ringer* *Let him go down as a washed up singer* *Ain't that a bitch? Thinkin' all along that he wanted to be rich,* *Never respected the root of all evil and he still don't to this day,* *Bury him face down, let the motherfuckers kiss ass* *Okay..?*

Turning Rebellion into Money

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"They said we'd be artistically freewhen we signed that bit of paperthey meant 'Lets make a lotta mon-eean' worry about it later!'Oh-have we done something wrong?Oh-Complete Control--even over this song!"* "In 1977, the Clash signed a *$200,000 contract* (a fortune by punk standards) with one of the largest corporations in the world-CBS. It might seem odd for CBS to feed hands that would bite, but the label rationalized that the potential for profit was there (Jaffee, p. 26). The deal also meant Clash "*product*" would be widely distributed throughout the world.. The Clash... more »

Turkey Bars Entry To Foreign Journalists Without Explanation

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Turkey has started refusing entry to foreign journalists without giving any explanation for its actions. Over the past few days a Greek photojournalist on assignment for the German tabloid Bild and an American journalist have both been denied entry and sent home from Istanbul. RT reports: Giorgos Moutafis, 38, was denied entry to Turkey after landing in Istanbul on Saturday and was sent back to Athens. He was kicked out of the country less than an hour after German Chancellor Angela Merkel had left, having visited a refugee camp in Gaziantep, the newspaper pointed out. He intended to... more »

To Answer Dr. Miller's Question

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Yesterday as I was listening and on hold during the second hour of The War Report, James Miller asked the rhetorical question that many have asked over the past 15 years regarding the blindness of educators to the realities of the school privatization agenda. One school administrator in Buffalo, I think, had Dr. Miller particularly puzzled. This young man was able to identify a number of the corporate reforms going around around him such as charters, corporate curriculum, and corporate professional development, but he could not seem to wrap his head around the prospect that public... more »

Economics paper retracted due to “extensive changes”

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
An article has been retracted from a proceedings of an economics conference after the publisher identified errors in several parts of the study. The retraction follows criticism from a Romanian blogger, who contacted the journal about several issues, and posted communications she received about the paper, “Sustainability of Social Enterprises: A Discourse Analysis.” It was part […] The post Economics paper retracted due to “extensive changes” appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Hillary To Billionaire 'Climate Denier' Koch Brother: "Not Interested In Your Support" A biologist has a radical plan to save the Earth - Edward O. Wilson, "Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life" In Shocking Finding, The Bank Of Japan Is Now A Top 10 Holder In 90% Of Japanese Stocks ‘Scientists Can Now Make Lithium-Ion Batteries Last a Lifetime’ * * Using gold. Here Come the Unregulated GMOs Children of Sydney’s Business and Political Elite Attend School That Bans Screens in Classrooms Norway’s $860 Billion Fund Drops 52 Companies Linked to Coal Where di... more »

Obama Back Tracks & Sends More Troops to Syria

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Barack Obama confirmed plans to increase the American troop presence in Syria by deploying an additional 250 personnel, bringing the total to 300. He said the troops would help drive out the Islamic State terrorist group. It's obvious to me that the US war team has determined that Russia's intervention in Syria was done much to stabilize the situation there. That was not in the plan. The goal as always been regime change in Syria. Thus Obama announces more troops in Syria to ensure that chaos returns to the beleaguered people there. For more on the real story about what is goin... more »

Why It’s So Hard to Fire Federal Executives — This Law Group Helps Bad Apples

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Bad Apple in Government Building Hall - 900] The Senior Executives Association (SEA) represents members of the federal Senior Executive Service (SES), the highest-ranked career managers who are paid between $150,200 and $205,700 annually. In return for the generous compensation, the more than 7,000 career SESers in federal departments...more »

What Do You Stand For?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Author, Feminist, Teacher and Scholar, Bell Hooks, says: "I can no longer be a Hillary Clinton supporter!"

Prince Tortured For Lack Of Sleep Before Death

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Prince spent the last week before his death awake and physically drained. According to revelations by loved ones, the legendary artist was working for ‘154 Hours Straight’ before he died. Perez Hilton reports: While we won’t have a lot of the answers until the singer’s autopsy results come in, we are still learning a few details about what circumstances may have triggered the 57-year-old’s death. We already know about the report that Prince overdosed on Percocet days before his death, as well as the Grammy winner’s alleged drug dealer talking about the rocker’s addiction, but now we... more »

TEPCO to Dismantle Exhaust Stack Measuring an Estimated 25 Sieverts an Hour at Base: A HIGHLY LETHAL Dose

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
TEPCO to dismantle top of exhaust stack at Fukushima plant due to fractures. April 26, 2016, The Mainichi, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160425/p2a/00m/0na/024000c [excerpted] Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) will begin dismantling the upper section of the joint exhaust stack for the No. 1 and 2 reactors of its Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant in fiscal 2018, company officials announced on April 25 during a meeting with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). NRA officials had advised TEPCO to disassemble the structure due to fractures in its pillars that increased the... more »

'Run For Your Life' Against Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Tonight's photo by Waniya Locke Running out of Eagle Butte on Monday morning, running toward Lower Brulé, South Dakota.   Runners made it to Eagle Butte, South Dakota and received a warm welcome on Sunday, after running across Standing Rock. Photo today by Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Lakota. Eagle Butte runners on Monday, April 25, 2016 By Joye Braun . Near Eagle Butte

U.S. Begins Deploying F-22s To Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. begins F-22 fighter deployment to reassure NATO allies facing Russia* The United States began its biggest European deployment of F-22 fighters with a visit to the Black Sea in an exercise aimed at beefing up military support for NATO's eastern European allies who say they face aggression from Russia. President Barack Obama promised in 2014 to bolster the defenses of NATO's eastern members which were spooked by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and the Kremlin's use of pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. A U.S. KC-135 refueling plane flew with... more »

Cleveland Settles Lawsuit Over Tamir Rice Shooting for $6M

MARK GILLISPIE at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Tamir Rice mother - 900] CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation... more »

Climate change lobby wants to kill free speech

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/climate-change-lobby-wants-to-kill-free-speech-l975jdxp8 Matt Ridley writes in the Times: The editor of this newspaper received a private letter last week from Lord Krebs and 12 other members of the House of Lords expressing unhappiness with two articles by its environment correspondent. Conceding that The Times’s reporting of the Paris climate […]

Norwegian F-16s Machine-Guns Control Tower By Mistake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Norway's Air Force F-16 fighters © Ints Kalnins / Reuters *The Local:* *Norwegian F-16 machine-guns control tower by mistake* A Norwegian fighter jet on a training exercise jet mistakenly machine-gunned a control tower with three officers inside, who survived unhurt, the military said on Sunday. Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway's west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon, which is capable of firing up to 100 rounds a second. "An investigation has been opened," Captain Brynjar Stordal, a spokesman for... more »

EINSTEIN'S OWN WORDS: About that fast train and those two lightning strikes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016Prelude—A review of our story so far:* You have to feel sorry for us the people, what with our inquiring minds and our endless desire to learn! For exactly one hundred years, we've been told that a certain "thought experiment" helped Albert Einstein form his revolutionary special theory of relativity, which he presented to the world in 1905. We've been reviewing the logic behind that famous thought experiment in our series of reports about "the culture of incoherence." Let's review the basic history, as we've pursued it so far: In 1905, at age 26, Einstein... more »

Security In Iraq Apr 15-21, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Fears of an Islamic State spring offensive subsided the third week of April. The number of incidents and casualties both went down after a two-month spike. On the other hand, the government was still marching through Anbar. After a two month rise in violence, it decreased the third week of April. The number of incidents went from 144 the first week of the month, to 141 the second, to 124 the third. The number of incidents had been going up since February, but it looks like April will have a lower total given the dip from April 15-21. That seems to have forestalled fears that IS w... more »

World News Briefs -- April 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Obama sends more forces to Syria to build on gains over Islamic State* President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since the civil war there began, saying he would dispatch 250 special forces soldiers to help local militia to build on successes against Islamic State. The new deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to about 300. While the total U.S. ground force is still small by comparison to other American deployments, defense experts said it could help shift the momentum in Syria by giving more Syrian fi... more »

US Plan To Deploy More Troops To Syria Will Worsen Crisis Iran Warns

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
As Iran pledges to continue support for the Syrian government, they have also warned that a US plan to deploy more troops to Syria will worsen the crisis. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday: “We have announced from the start of the Syria crisis that any foreign intervention in Syria without coordination with its government will further escalate the crisis“ Press TV reports: President Barack Obama will announce plans on Monday to send up to 250 more military personnel to the war-torn country, US administration officials have said. This would bring to 300 the total number of ... more »

Engineer: Paper plagiarized my thesis — badly

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
An engineering journal has published a statement by a researcher alleging that a 2015 paper in the same journal plagiarized his thesis — and was so poorly done it “should not have been published.” In the “counterstatement” to the 2015 paper, Christian Siep of the Rostock University in Germany said the paper — about the development of a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) […] The post Engineer: Paper plagiarized my thesis — badly appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Anti-Drone ‘Death Ray’ May Be Installed In British Airports

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A military-grade drone-killing ‘death ray’ that is reportedly capable of destroying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from up to 6 miles away could soon be in use in UK airports. The hi-tech ‘death ray’ is among counter-measures being considered that could be used to disable drones flying near British airports. Police chiefs are looking at the aggressive measure following a suspected drone collision with a passenger jet at Heathrow last week. The incident led to a drone ban over London and Windsor during US President Barrack Obama’s UK visit. RT reports: The AUDS Anti-UAV Defence Sys... more »

Turkey Says It Has Deported 3,300 Suspected Jihadi Fighters

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Iraqi Shiite tribesmen brandish their weapons as they gather to show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 17 2014, in the southern Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf. Fighting erupted at the northern approaches to Baghdad Tuesday as Iraq accused Saudi Arabia of backing militants who have seized swathes of territory in an offensive the UN says threatens its very existence.] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has deported more than 3,300 foreigners suspected of links to jiha... more »

Surprise: I’m a Millennial, and Don’t Feel Entitled. Thank My Parents.

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: millennials- 900] I'm a Millennial, and I'm not entitled. But many of my generation feel they are. I recently had a disturbing conversation with a young man finishing up college. He said he had witnessed one of the most "degrading" things in... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN*: *Obama announces an additional 250 special operations forces to Syria* (CNN)President Barack Obama announced Monday an additional 250 special operations forces will be sent to Syria in the coming weeks in a speech in Hannover, Germany, in an effort to stem the influence and spread of ISIS. "Just as I approved additional support for Iraqi forces against ISIL, I've decided to increase U.S. support for local forces fighting ISIL in Syria, a small number of special operations forces are already on the ground in Syria and their expertise has been critical as local forces have dr... more »

Pivoting Right Always Comes Very Naturally To Hillary Clinton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I'm so old I remember when the Hillary Clinton I've come to despise beyond reasonableness was blaming Bernie for Sandy Hook during the New York primary. Look, New Yorkers are overwhelmingly anti-gun-- and, it worked. I literally heard a first-time Bernie contributor saying "I want my $27 back"-- without a trace of irony-- while she snarled and foamed at the mouth during the debate about guns. The Pennsylvania voters she's wooing for tomorrow's primary, however, aren't quite so anti-gun, so-- always the craven opportunist-- she pivoted back to a distinctly Bernie-like position on ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Boston Leftists obsessed with race in their schools* *Boston Latin school is a highly selective school. So few blacks can make the grade there. What else is new about black educational limitations? Why obsess about the inevitable? But the race-obsessed Left cannot let it go* When some black students spoke out about their sense of isolation within Boston Latin School this year, it should have surprised exactly no one. Black students have been disappearing from Boston Latin School since racial quotas were first challenged in court two decades ago. Though a minority recruiting ... more »

Fetus Cookies Are Just Part of the Left’s Campaign of Terror

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: fetus cookies] There is more than one kind of terrorism. The most obvious variety covers acts of violence that target civilians, which Muslim jihadists commit hundreds of times a year throughout the West. The primary goal of such acts is not so... more »

Why Atheists Are ‘Fools’

Matt Barber at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Outer Space, Stars, Planets, Night Sky, Galaxy, Astronomy, Nature, Intelligent Design] They say there are no atheists in the foxhole. Maybe there are a few, but there are fewer when death is certain. And none once the final curtain falls. God's Word declares, "The fool hath said in his heart 'there... more »

Trump’s GOP Senate Critics Fact Check His Foreign Policy

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, and committee chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham and McCain are assembling a harsh critique of Donald Trump’s worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of his most provocative foreign policy positions.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate’s leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump’s w... more »

No, Julia Roberts, Nature Does Need People

John Murdock at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Climate Change, Christians, Christianity, Cross] Over images of austere but awesome landscapes, the stern Gaia-like voice of Julia Roberts intones, "I don't really need people, but people need me." With a strong assist from CNN, the "Nature is Speaking" campaign from Conservation International reached millions... more »

Donald Trump And His Missing Billions

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump’s worth is not as huge as he claims. Forbes magazine has estimated Donald Trump’s wealth to be a mere fraction of what he purports it to be. The Donald is not happy that the established magazine responsible for revealing the worth of the wealthiest among us, has reduced his worth to just over a third of its estimated value. The Billionaire businessman and Republican Presidential front-runner thinks that the establishment is out to make him look bad and as poor as possible. Independent Journal Review reports: In fact, when the billionaire real estate mogul turned in his ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The greatest false prophets of all time* *Organic Fertilizer Is Great at Killing Bees* *There have been huge Greenie panics about recurrent deaths among bees. They are all sure that modern insecticide and fertilizer usage is the cause. But could it be that "organic" farming is the real culprit?* A given of the organic agriculture movement is that organic growers don’t use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, like organophosphates and glyphosate (RoundUp). All that fear-mongering about pesticides is only possible because environmental groups only test for the synthetic kind... more »

EDF shares tumble on plan to raise cash to help fund Hinkley Point

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/04/25/edf-shares-tumble-on-plan-to-raise-cash-to-help-fund-hinkley-poi/ From the Telegraph: EDF shares dropped more than 7pc on Monday as investors reacted to its plan to sell €4bn (£3bn) of new shares to help it finance the building of the Hinkley Point nuclear plant. The French energy giant, which is 85pc-owned by the French state, announced […]

There Was A Reason For the Judge's Scorn

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
In the wake of the Duffy verdict, Michael Harris writes, we should know what was going on in the minds of the RCMP and the prosecutors. He lists a number of questions. For example: - Did the Commissioner of the RCMP or his staff have any communications from the PMO regarding the Duffy case, and if so, will he make them public? - Did the Commissioner of the RCMP or his staff communicate with the Minister of Public Safety or his staff about the Duffy case? If so, did he offer or receive any advice and will he release those communications? - Will the Commissioner of ... more »


Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 16 hours ago
She smoked her cigarette Like a german cabaret singer With strangely angled limbs, Her head thrown back Dietrich style. Irregular angles, With wrist and hand counterbalanced By the crook of her arm. Art deco personified As a human reference point, Forming an oblique shape As smoke trailed Around her neck In a wispy imitation Of a necklace.

Philip Hammond: Britain Cannot Rule Out Sending Troops To Libya

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says that he can not rule out a combat role for British troops in Libya. British ground troops, supported by the Air Force and Navy, may go to Libya to take action against ISIS in the future, Hammond said, just days after telling MPs that no such plans were in the works. RT reports: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond made his remarks in a Telegraph interview on Sunday. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are seeking to turn Libya into a “bolthole” for launching attacks on mainland Europe or Western ships at sea, Hammond argued. “It wouldn’t make ... more »

White House Set to Release Secret Pages From 9/11 Report

DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 30: Carie Lemack, who lost her mother Judy Larocque in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, holds a copy of the 9/11 Commision Report during a press conference November 30, 2004 in Washington, DC. The press conference, sponsored by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee and the 9/11 Commission Caucus, was held to discuss attempts to overcome opposition with the Republican leadership to intelligence reform legislation. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chap... more »

Interview: How America Can Win the War Against the Global Jihadi Movement

Genevieve Wood at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Gorka_book_defeating_jihad] America has been at war since Sept. 11, 2001, but many Americans question whether we are winning. In his new book, Defeating Jihad, national security expert Sebastian Gorka makes the case that this is indeed a winnable war but that...more »

President Obama Was Not Fazed By The Saudi 'Snub'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Anthony Bubalo, Real Clear World/Lowly Institute*: *Obama Shrugs at Saudi Snubs* There has been a lot of parsing of yesterday's reputed snub of President Obama by King Salman of Saudi Arabia. It certainly was a snub. In 2009 the late King Abdullah greeted Obama off the plane during the US President's first to the Kingdom; yesterday King Salman sent the Governor of Riyadh to welcome the US President while he received his Gulf counterparts a few hundred metres down the runway. The reasons for the snub are pretty obvious too. Saudi impatience with Obama personally has grown exponen...more »

Australia And New Zealand Mark Anzac Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Julia Zorthian, Time*: *The 100-Year History Behind Anzac Day* *Australia and New Zealand first observed the day on April 25, 1916* For a century now, in the dark hours before daybreak each April 25, Australians and New Zealanders have gathered at dawn vigils to commemorate those who served and died in wars. The memorial day shared by both nations occurs on the anniversary of the Anzac forces landing in Gallipoli in 1915, at the onset of World War I. But the observance does not mark a decisive victory. Rather, Gallipoli was a prolonged failure for the Allies. *Read more* .... *... more »

Target Has Declared War on Gender. Should We Boycott?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: US-ECONOMY-TARGET] Should we boycott companies that support LGBT activism? Well, if we decided to boycott every company that did, it would be almost impossible to live and function in America today. We'd just about have to switch off our computers, turn... more »

Delegate Math: How Tuesday Could Be Waterloo for Sanders, or Turnaround Time

Hope Yen at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton walk on the stage at the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton can’t win enough delegates on Tuesday to officially knock Bernie Sanders out of the presidential race, but she can erase any lingering honest doubts about whether she’ll soon be the Democr... more »

"How Long Before Global Financial System Fails?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"How Long Before Global Financial System Fails?"* By Egon von Greyerz "The global economy already turned down in earnest in 2006, but with a massive worldwide printing and lending program the world has had a temporary stay of execution. But the effect of this fabricated money has now come to an end. And what else would you expect? To print money that has no value or to lend money that doesn’t exist can never create wealth or save anybody. The downturn will soon start to accelerate and eventually lead to a total failure of the financial system and sovereign defaults. But no one mus... more »

U.S. Launches Targeted Cyberattacks Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Admiral Michael Rogers is commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. PHOTO: MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS *New York Times:* *ISIS Targeted by Cyberattacks in a New U.S. Line of Combat* LONDON — The United States has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer-network attacks that are now being used alongside more traditional weapons. The effort reflects President Obama’s desire to bring many of the secret American cyberweapons that have been aimed elsewhe... more »

Why This Small Iraqi Town Became A Breeding Ground For Jihadists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Peter Schwartzstein, Quartz:* *The perfect recipe for making jihadis was developed in this small Iraqi town* No matter where you turn when covering ISIL’s two years of terror in Iraq and Syria, one name repeatedly crops up: Tal Afar. The town, with an estimated 200,000 residents when ISIL (a.k.a. the Islamic State), captured it two years ago, is perched on the dusty plains of northern Iraq, just shy of the Syrian border. Its native sons are thought to have taken a lead role in massacring Yazidis in nearby Sinjar during the summer of 2014. When ISIL seized the Mosul Dam for 12 day... more »

Obama Says New U.S. Troops in Syria Will Be Essential

[image: U.S President Barack Obama speaks in front of the European Union Flag at the Hannover Messe Trade Fair in Hannover, Germany, Monday April 25, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Germany.] HANNOVER, Germany (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment to Syria of an additional 250 U.S. special operations forces to assist local troops who are trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists, significantly broadening the American presence in... more »

Why Peace Will Not Be Possible In Iraq After The Islamic State Has Been Defeated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Displaced Sunni people fleeing the violence in Ramadi, cross a bridge on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 24, 2015. *Anand Gopal, The Atlantic*: *The Hell After ISIS* Even as the militant group loses ground in Iraq, many Sunnis say they have no hope for peace. One family’s story shows why. Falah sabar heard a knock at the door. It was just before midnight in western Baghdad last April and Falah was already in bed, so he sent his son Wissam to answer. Standing in the doorway was a tall young man in jeans who neither shook Wissam’s hand nor offered a greeting. “We don’t want you here,”... more »

Major New Complaint Submitted To BBC Over Climate Bias

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A major new and serious complaint has been sent to the Director General of the BBC, regarding the Corporation’s persistent bias in reporting of climate change issues. The complaint is a massive 163 pages long, and is a joint submission from ten complainants. In addition, there are several technical annexes, […]

The Economy: "Nine Meals from Anarchy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Nine Meals from Anarchy"* by Jeff Thomas "In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky. The key here is that, unlike all other commodities, food is the one essential that cannot be postponed. If there were a shortage of, say, shoes, we could make do for months or even years. A shortage of gasoline would be worse, but we could survive it, through mass transport, or even walking, if necessary. But food is different. If there were an ... more »

"Sign Over The Gates of Hell...

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Sign over the gates of Hell: "Doesn't mean you're a bad person." ~ Robert Brault

Trump Bristles at Historic Cruz-Kasich Alliance

STEVE PEOPLES & Will Weissert at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] BORDEN, Ind. (AP) -- Donald Trump says an extraordinary collaboration between Ted Cruz and John Kasich aimed at unifying the anti-Trump vote in some remaining primaries is a desperate move by “mathematically dead” rivals. Such collusion would be illegal in... more »

How The British, French, And Americans Overcome Their Military Cultural Differences

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Defense News*: *UK, US and France Recognize Militaries' Cultural Differences* *Trilateral Meeting Provides Examples of Areas the Allies Can Better Coordinate* PARIS — An open dialogue about cultural and technological differences among allies is key to having effective command and control, a British Royal Air Force (RAF) officer has said. Air Vice Marshal Paul Atherton said he came to this conclusion during Griffin Strike, a large Anglo-French exercise held in Britain. “Awareness is key and dialogue is the tool to fix it,” he said April 21 at a conference about the future of air ... more »

KMT to bash DPP with pork

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*This is what Taiwan needs: more recycling bikes* The KMT has found the first major issue it can use to bash the DPP with, with the Veep warning the DPP that permitting US pork imports would land it in hot water: Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday denounced President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for not caring about citizens’ health. Wu noted that when Tsai was Deputy Premier, she failed to impose a ban on US beef when an outbreak of mad cow disease occurred in the US. According to Wu, it is now even more challenging for Tsai to lift the ban on US pork imports containing ractop... more »

American Volunteers Fighting Alongside The Kurds Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. volunteer John Cole (C), 23, carries his assault rifle at a checkpoint in Makhmour, Iraq April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah *Reuters*: *U.S. volunteers seek adventure fighting Islamic State alongside Kurds* Towering over his Kurdish partner at a checkpoint in northern Iraq, U.S. volunteer John Cole cuts an unusual figure on the road to the newest front in the war against Islamic State. Seven feet (2.1 meters) tall and holding his assault rifle upside down, Cole is among a relatively small band of Westerners who have made their own way to Iraq to take up arms against the m... more »

Iraqi Shiite And Kurdish Militias Trade Fire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
A Kurdish man walks in front of burned vehicle during clashes with Shia militiamen in Tuz Khurmatu, April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic *Asharq Alawsat:** Iranian and Hezbollah Militias Fight against the Kurds of Iraq* Kirkuk- Yesterday evening fierce clashes fired up once again across Tuz Khormato, the central city located in the Saladin Province, Iraq. The multi-ethnic city, comprising both Kurds and Turkmen, is overwhelmed with militias. The rounds of fire exchanged last evening were between the Shi’ite Turkmen Popular Mobilization Forces and armed Kurdish Peshmerga Forces.... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Solar plane pilot says stop in Silicon Valley will link flight to area's pioneering spirit. https://t.co/A8jDiRFpiX pic.twitter.com/TTdy2kdoeY — AP West Region (@APWestRegion) April 23, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Globemaster Glow Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing prepare to drop soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division during a mass tactical exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2016. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Queen


Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://reality348.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/21-the-weather-sphere-powering-the-winds/ Erl Happ has the latest chapter up, this time discussing the role of the upper atmosphere in determining jet stream patterns. Wind is air in motion flowing from areas of high to low surface pressure. Movement in the air involves the displacement of low density air with […]

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Army Assault Drill-900] U.S. Army soldiers conduct a simulated air assault operation in Grafenwoehr, Germany, on April 18, 2016. Thank you to these soldiers for serving our nation overseas.

How to Make a Living From a 1.5 Acre Market Garden

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This perhaps more intense than may be truly necessary but it makes a very valid point. human labor smartly applied can produce a viable income from intensive growing methods from a small acreage. That income still depends on careful planning which is a hallmark of industrial agriculture as well. This is still not easy at all and needs to be well taught. What would make this even better is if we had a dozen such operators comparing notes.We are not using chickens here for weed management which i suspect means that round up could be in use. However one and a half acres lends it... more »

Ascended Masters?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
New age thought comes across as an undisciplined attempt to produce a fresh spiritual movement and as such must be seriously vulnerable to evil spirits per se. That this has in fact happened is thus no particular surprise. Since most of us have serious difficulty accepting the existence of evil spirits in the first place, this is hardly surprising. What this rejection of traditional spiritualism generates is a naive approach to the valid aspects of spiritual practice and from that an enticement to experiment in the bizarre. This item informs regarding the historic... more »

Ahools & Other Flying Cryptids

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This is an update collection of reports on both the pterodactyl and giant bats. There are actually comparatively few such reports, no least because there are few collectors either. Yet we have seen enough to satisfy ourselves that these and several other flying cryptids surely exist but are otherwise rare. That means we rely on the lucky few who do see something then having the determination to share the observation with someone who will simply not dismiss them. Likely in these particular examples, there actually exist hundreds of legitimate sightings wi... more »

Did Butter Get a Bad Rap?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Butter sucumbed to a marketing effort put on by the vegetable crowd. It was based on self serving science and promotional lies to grab market share. This took place over sixty years ago. Now the science has begun to catch up and hte bunkum is been flushed. Now it turns out that data confirming a higher death rate among corn oil users was simply omitted in the published work. The corporate world continues to treat science as malleable which is obviously very dangerous.. *Did Butter Get a Bad Rap? * *Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers uneart... more »

Scientism Leads Eventually To Medical Monotheism - A Quotation from Sayer Ji

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Scientism leads inevitably to medical monotheism: the belief that there is only one true and right way to prevent and treat disease, and that all disbelievers are intrinsically inferior and treated as either insane, uneducated or as heretics to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. * by *Sayer Ji*

Thousands Of Africans Rise Up Against Monsanto

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
On the 21st May this year thousands of South Africans will unite in various cities throughout the country, to protest Monsanto’s attempts to force GMOs on the population. The March Against Monsanto movement is an anti-GMO, pro-organic campaign held in more than 500 cities across the globe – which aims to spread awareness of the harmful effects of genetically-modified foods and the toxic poisonous herbicides that are used to grow them. Veteranstoday.com reports: “The FDA has placed the interest of a handful of biotechnology companies ahead of their responsibility to protect public h... more »

Russian Kid Claims He Is From Mars, Says That All Humans Live Forever

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Russian boy named Boriska attracted worldwide attention a few years ago when he claimed that he was actually from the planet Mars. Boris Kipriyanovich, or Boriska, was born on January 11, 1996 in the city of Volzhsky. According to his mother, since he was four years old he used to visit a nearby mountain in order to fulfil his energy needs. Pravdareport.com reports: Boriska’s parents, nice, educated and hospitable people, are worried about their son’s fascinating talents. They do not know how others will perceive Boriska when he grows up. The say that they would be happy to consu... more »

FDA Bans Electroshock Therapy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are finally banning the outdated and controversial electroshock therapy, for use on children with autism. On Friday the FDA proposed the ban on the use of electrical-shock therapy to treat children at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Boston. The facility treats school children diagnosed with autism, developmental delays and various psychiatric problems. Sputniknews.com reports: The shock therapy is commonly used on children who are prone to hurting themselves or others. It involves shocks sent through electrodes placed on the skin. The... more »

USDA Refuse To Pay For Cows Poisoned By Pesticides

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is refusing to pay compensation to two Idaho families who say a pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned their cows. The USDA told the families to file a lawsuit if they wish to claim compensation, an act that could bring farmers to bankruptcy and risk the $70 million potato pest eradication program in Idaho. AP reports: The Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) was discovered in 2006, threatening Idaho’s $900 million potato industry. The next year, the USDA began treating infected fields with methyl bromide. The treatment reduced the... more »

Safe Splash Swim School Review

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
Water has never been my friend. As a kid I almost drowned twice. One of the near experiments I don't remember because I was too little, the other, every scary moment under the water is seared into my brain. It was more than 20 years ago, but I get sick to my stomach just thinking about it. That was the moment I truly walked away from the water. I never really learned to swim and didn't spend much time in the pool after that. When my daughter was born, I sound found I had a little fish on my hands. She couldn't get enough of the water. We lived in South Texas where it is very, very... more »

Musical Interlude: Melanie, “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Melanie, “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgrCtZKkgqI ○ "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." ~ George Bernard Shaw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Cataloged as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 7 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work. Above and left of the Bubble's center is a hot, O-type star, several hundred thousand times more luminous and around 45 times more massive than the Sun. A fierce stellar wind and intense radiation from that star has blasted out the structure of glowing gas against denser material in a surrounding molecular cl... more »

Weekly Dinner Menu 14

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu] Not sure what to make this week? We have you covered with these gorgeous recipes! Check out the meal plan before. [image: Hostess Image] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Liz On Call – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Steak Salad with Nectarines and Spiced Pecans[image: Steak Salad with Nectarines and Spiced Pecans] Monday Baked Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Roll [image: Bacon-Cheeseburger-egg-roll-1] Tuesday Fiery Shrimp Tacos [image: Fiery-Shrimp-Tacos] ...more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Yanni, “World Dance” - https://www.youtube.com/

The Daily "Near You?"

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

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