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Thursday, April 28, 2016

28 April - Blogs I'm Following

10:33pm MDST

Two Flint Water Investigators Found Dead

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 minutes ago
Two Flint Water employees who were due to give important evidence to investigators preparing a lawsuit against the water company were both found dead in the space of a week this month. Water Treatment Plant Foreman, Matthew McFarland, and the woman leading the suit, Sasha Avonna Bell, were both found dead within days of eachother. Vigilantcitizen.com reports: The Flint water crisis began exactly two years ago, on April 2014, when Flint changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River – to which officials had failed to apply corrosi... more »

U.S. Senator Demands Answers About F-35’s Close Air Support Role

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
*POGO*: *Senator Demands Clarification About F-35’s Close Air Support Role* One of the central issues in the debate over retiring the A-10 has been whether or not the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be an adequate replacement to perform the close air support mission. The program office has issued a number of conflicting statements on the issue. And in this week’s Senate Armed Services Committee update on the F-35 program, the most heated exchange came when Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sought clarification about conflicting statements made by Air Force leaders regarding the mission a... more »

Doctors Now Prescribing Music Therapy for Many Serious Conditions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 minutes ago
Working with music is a repetative physical therapy also known as a discipline. Small wonder that mind and body tresponds positively to this stimulus. More correctly it is plausibly the most effective way of delivering such therapy. It is one thing to prescribe a series of Light exercises having no other point and to prescribing instrument practice which is self rewarding outside health issues. Throw in listening applications centered on either passive meditation or contemplative meditation and we understand why many do use background music to enjoy meditation. All this suppor... more »

Industry Whistleblower Claims This is What’s Really Killing Honeybees

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 minutes ago
This is an extremely important story as it makes clear that our choice of mobile frequencies are seriously harmful to the health of bees in particular. The science said so and was then suppressed by industry with the expected PR campaign. Way more interesting is that my work regarding the multiple aspect conjecture for all lifeforms generally including even our own is confirmed by the bees themselves. This is so unexpected. The bees directly communicated with a number of natural advocates. Thus we have the conjecture put forward directly by the bees themselves. I had alread... more »

The Pathology Of Conservatism Goes The The Bathroom With Denny Hastert And Mark Foley

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
When Florida Republican Mark Foley was caught molesting underage male pages, the establishment circled the wagons around their likable colleague and made sure he wasn't charged with years of raping underage boys but just with sending naughty electronic messages. For their own reasons, Rahm Emanuel, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, John Shimkus and Denny Hastert, all conspired to make sure Foley would never be tried for rape-- and, please keep in mind, that these weren't ancient cases beyond the statute of limitations, but cases in which young boys were still complaining about pain when... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Zero Degrees Zero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 47 minutes ago
Liquid Mind, “Zero Degrees Zero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQhIkogN0Ts

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 53 minutes ago
"The combined light of stars along the Milky Way are reflected by these cosmic dust clouds that soar some 300 light-years or so above the plane of our galaxy. Dubbed the Angel Nebula, the faint apparition is part of an expansive complex of dim and relatively unexplored, diffuse molecular clouds. Commonly found at high galactic latitudes, the dusty galactic cirrus can be traced over large regions toward the North and South Galactic poles. *Click image for larger size.* Along with the refection of starlight, studies indicate the dust clouds produce a faint reddish luminescence, as int... more »

"All That Is Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 57 minutes ago
*Please do click image for larger size.* "You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Western Governments Caught Funding Anti-Putin TV Channel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 57 minutes ago
A newly released financial report reveals that a Ukraine based anti-Putin TV station is almost entirely funded by North America and Europe. The anti-Russian Kiev-based station Hromadske.TV was set up to spread anti-Moscow propaganda and has nearly a dozen western government agencies financially supporting it, according to a 2015 report. Forbes.com reports: Who are they? They are the Canada International Development Agency (CIDA); the Embassy of The Netherlands in Ukraine; another Canadian charity called the Ukrainian World Foundation; independent DC-based Pact World; the U.S. Embas... more »

Do You Have Aspartame Poisoning?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 57 minutes ago
Aspartame is marketed as a diet product in many foods and beverages due to the fact that it allows food manufacturers to avoid using sugar, replacing it with an artificial substitute that they claim tastes like sugar. However, the chemical sweetener consumed by millions worldwide is not an affective diet product at all. It can make you gain wait, and worst of all may be doing your health a lot of damage. Wakingscience.com reports: The woman in this story, who remains anonymous, is the sister of a writer who was featured on Rhonda Gessner’s blog. We hope her story will serve as a wa... more »

Emma Thompson Protests Fracking, Ignoring Court Injunction

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 57 minutes ago
British actress Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie have broken a court injunction by occupying a piece of land in Lancashire in protest to government’s plans to allow fracking on the site. The two actresses showed their support for locals who opposed the fracking plans, and filmed a parody of the popular BBC show the Great British Bake Off earlier on Wednesday. ITV News reports: The site, leased by fracking firm Cuadrilla, has been transformed by Greenpeace volunteers into a film studio inspired by the popular TV show, complete with a white marquee, vintage utensils, and bunting. ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Sanctus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 59 minutes ago
*“Sanctus”* by Chet Raymo “Early in Claire Messud's new novel, “The Woman Upstairs”, the narrator asks herself and others whether they would rather be able to fly or be invisible. I suspect most who visit this blog would prefer to fly. Me too. Until lately. More on that later. For now I want to ask a less frivolous question, one more likely to split down the middle: Do you prefer, as a matter of personal taste, Romanesque or Gothic? Gothic aspires, Romanesque inspires. Gothic soars. Romanesque hunkers. Gothic seeks to let go of the earth. Romanesque grips like a barnacle. Gothic f... more »

Bill Oakey : METRO | Truth or consequences: Prop. 1 and the ridesharing debate

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
The $2 million-plus special-interest ad campaign marks a new low in deceit and outright falsehoods. By Bill Oakey | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2016 AUSTIN — With early voting already underway for the May 7 election, some of … finish reading Bill Oakey : *METRO* | Truth or consequences: Prop. 1 and the ridesharing debate

False Flag Weekly News off the air this week

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 hour ago
False Flag Weekly News, the only weekly news show focusing on false flags and the mega-deceptions that rule our world, won't be broadcasting this week. No, I didn't have another fight with Jim Fetzer. No, I haven't started fighting with Tony Hall. Nor is Tony fighting with Jim. Actually we all get along fine! But unfortunately our producer, Allan Rees, is temporarily indisposed...so we expect to be back next week, God willing, with a whole lot of stories too important for the mainstream to honestly cover. Meanwhile, here are some of the stories we would have covered this week. *US... more »

Trump Take-Over Of US Media Complete

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
According to a report from the Russian Security Council, American leaders have been left in a state of “shock” after learning of Donald Trump’s successful take-over of one of the last US media giants that remained, until now, free form any “Freemasonic influence”. The Kremlin say that the Freemasons have used Trump and the 2016 US Presidential election to initiate a complete take-over of the country in what is being referred to as a coup d’etat. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: In this new report though, Federation intelligence analysts state that Trump’s Freemasonic forces, this past M... more »

The Growing Drone Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Reaper drones at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. One is armed with two 500-lb bombs. Source: GlobalPost *James Bamford, Foreign Policy*: *Terrorists Have Drones Now. Thanks, Obama.* 86 countries have drones, 19 of them armed. Now ISIS wants them too. Is it too late to stop the unmanned arms race? Hanging in an atrium of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, home to the Wright brothers’ plane and the Mercury capsule that first carried an American into space, is a Predator drone with the tail number 3034. Like the other vehicles on display, it made history by launc... more »

Israel Did 9-11: What's Behind The "Saudis Did 9-11" Lie?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
It puzzles me to this day that people still do not get it... The worse "terrorist" attack ever conducted on the United States on September 11th, 2001 was absolutely 100% done by the Israelis and their agents operating in America...THAT is absolutely true and has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt..... However, thanks to the power of the Jew spew media and the Jew run government in the United States, most Americans are still stupidly believing the horse crap that it was done by "19 A-rrrabbbbss using "boxcutters"". Recently, with the US Government, realizing that the American... more »

Kocherlakota on Trump

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 2 hours ago
Narayana writes a column titled *Trump Starts Making Economic Sense*. Seems to be a minority view among economists.

What We Learn When Bible-Quoting Trump Supporters Spew F-Bombs

Michael Brown at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Anger, Angry, Pain, Screaming, Mad, Rage] It's one thing when non-religious supporters of Donald Trump attack their candidate's detractors in the most profane and vile way. It's another thing when Bible-quoting, professing Christians do the same. Yet this is a phenomenon I see with increasing frequency.... more »

Obama Says He Saved Planet From ‘Great Depression.’ Actually, He and Uncle Sam Probably Mucked Things Up.

Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Obamacare] Any mere mortal who claims to have "saved the world" is generally fitted for a padded room. Though I would never make such a suggestion about President Obama, I was somewhat startled when I read the President words when he... more »

Iran Calls on UN to Help With U.S. Court Asset Award

MICHAEL ASTOR at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14, 2015 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which began on January 15.] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the U.S. government over a Supreme Court ruling that allows nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets to be paid to victims of terrorist attacks for... more »

A Look At The Afghan-Taliban Three Years After The Death Of Its Leader

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Photo*: A file photo of the man believed to be Mullah Omar. *Catherine Hirst, The Interpreter*: *The Taliban three years after Mullah Omar* This month marks the three year anniversary of the death of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the infamous, one-eyed cleric who led the Taliban for more than sixteen years. Omar was a fascinating figure on many fronts. Famously reclusive and enigmatic, no Western journalist ever met him and he wasn’t seen in public after 2001. Under his rule, a stringent formulation of Shariah Law was implemented in Afghanistan, including amputation for theft and stonin... more »

Even George Washington Agrees, Two Party Election Politics is a Sham

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - When it comes to political parties, even George Washington was a critic.

Brother, Others Related to San Bernardino Shooters Arrested

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Members of the media stand outside the home of Syed Raheel Farook, the elder brother of San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, after the FBI served a warrant to the location, in Corona, Calif., Thursday, April 28, 2016. Syed Raheel Farook was arrested with two others Thursday in what prosecutors say was a marriage scheme to fraudulently allow one of them to remain in the United States.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage fraud scheme involving a... more »

藤坪溪Bridge: Then and Now

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
This famous bridge was completed in 1907 and carried trains across a valley in Miaoli until destroyed in the great 1935 earthquake. Today it is the famous Longteng Broken Bridge, a tourist trap on one of the area's many pretty roads. Don't miss the ride there if you're biking in Miaoli. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Nazi March in Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Around 100 members of the civil wing of the far-right Azov Battalion held a torchlit march through the streets of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the formation of Ukraine's SS division, which fought for the Nazis against the Soviet Union in World War II.

The U.S. Is Bringing The 'Big Guns' For The Assault On Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Photo credit: U.S. Army *The Cable/Foreign Policy*:* A Look at the U.S. Rockets About to Rock ISIS in Mosul* American warplanes have dropped over 40,000 bombs on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since August 2014. And while the planes get all the credit for taking out an estimated 20,000 Islamic State fighters and helping Iraqi forces retake the cities of Ramadi, Hit, and Tikrit, two little-noticed U.S. precision rocket and artillery systems have also launched hundreds of strikes against terrorist positions — with more on the way. Since March 2015, the U.S. Army’s Paladin self-... more »

16 US Service Members Have Been Disciplined Over The Afghan Bombing Of A Hospital In Kunduz

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Pentagon disciplines 16 for deadly attack on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan* The Pentagon has disciplined 16 service members for mistakes that led to the deadly airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last fall, but no one will face criminal charges, The Times has learned. The punishments follow a six-month Pentagon investigation into the disastrous Oct. 3 attack, which killed 42 medical staff, patients and other Afghans, and wounded dozens more at the international humanitarian aid group's trauma center in Kunduz. ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters in military vehicles parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic:* *ISIS and the ‘Loser Effect’* *Could the Islamic State's recent failures signal its demise?* In 2014, ISIS racked up a series of stunning successes as it pushed through Iraq and Syria, gaining momentum and new recruits with each victory. But in recent weeks, Syrian government forces liberated the city of Palmyra from ISIS, signifying a broader retreat for the extremist group over the past year. Can ISIS survive the lab... more »

Boehner: #NeverCruz

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I've always found that establishment politicians are much more relaxed when they're being interviewed outside the strictures and confines of the Beltway and that it makes the interviews more likely to produce something worthwhile and unexpected. Wednesday evening John Boehner was the guest speaker at Stanford University, far from DC and far from Ohio and he was interviewed by a history professor, David Kennedy, rather than a jackel journalist. His responses were far more interesting than anything you'd expect to hear from him on the useless Sunday morning gab-fests. He called Bern... more »

NASA Finds New Use for Old Asteroid-Hopping Spacecraft

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Asteroid Exploration - 900] A group of NASA scientists and engineers announced Monday the asteroid exploration mission of the Dawn spacecraft could be extended. Dawn was launched in 2007 and started exploring the large asteroids of Vesta and Ceres in 2011. The team operating the craft... more »

More Than 1,000 Quakes in Kyushu Since April 14, 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
Number of earthquakes exceeds 1,000 in Kumamoto area. THE ASAHI SHIMBUN. April 28, 2016 http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201604280024.html [Excerpted] More than 1,000 earthquakes with an intensity of at least 1 on the Japanese scale of 7 have hit Kyushu since the seismic activity started on April 14, the Japan Meteorological Agency said April 28....

The Energy Collective keeps going downhill

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 4 hours ago
The site administration for The Energy Collective is not doing its job.  Perhaps it is not competent to do its job.  Regardless, a simple matter like users unable to log in should be responded to and fixed quickly, right? Not really.  I'm logged into Wordpress, but on TEC I get this: So, it claims I'm NOT logged in, but when I click the login link I get this: Two complaints to support@

The World According to Trump

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] WASHINGTON -- Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven’t had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. As... more »

China Plans to Build 20 Floating Nuclear Reactors in Disputed Territory

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: South China Sea] China plans to build 20 floating nuclear reactors in the South China Sea, likely to strengthen its claim to the valuable and disputed region, according to announcement's by state media early this week. China has claimed more than 80 percent of the... more »

Refugee Baby Serbia Merkel in Transit Across Europe

DUSAN STOJANOVIC at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Baby Serbia - 900] KRNJACA, Serbia (AP) -- She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa. Serbia for the country where she was born just a few days ago, Merkel for the leader of Germany, where... more »

Bidinotto on Trump & Hillary, & America

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Author Robert Bidinotto explains that Trump and Hillary truly do represent who, and what, Americans now are… AS I WITNESS the slow, gradual, resigned acceptance within the Republican Party of Donald Trump (and within the Democrat Party of criminal Hillary Clinton and socialist Bernie Sanders) by more and more people -- people who, during a more civilised moment just months ago, would NEVER have tolerated the likes of such creatures -- I am reminded how a culture becomes corrupted, then lost. The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- a thoughtful, pre-Clintonian Democrat and ch...more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 28 , 2016 ) Overview For Rainy Thursday ( 1. Global Equities Suffer Setback Today , Gov't Bond Yields Fall After BOJ Disappoints. 2. Oil News De Jour. 3. Quick Hits For Europe - Greece - Creditor Talks , Refugee Situation , Deflation - Germany & Spain In Focus , Brexit Items. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets....... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 1h1 hour ago Dow plunges 1.2%, biggest percentage decline since Feb11 as Carl Icahn said he is worried about #China. *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 23s 24 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Optimum Group Tough day at the office..... fred walton added, *Optimum Group* @Optimumfingroup ‘Europe's main stock markets sank, with sentiment hit hard by failed #Doha talks & the subsequent #oil price slump’ http://ow.ly/4n66Wo *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 15h 15 hours ago Govt bond yields around the globe drop like... more »

Corrupt Democratic Party Primaries Exposed Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Few words necessary here - just look at the numbers in Delaware (Joe Biden's home state).......who does this benefit?

I Like This Place

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
A couple of years ago MB and I rented a cabin on the ocean in New Harbor, Maine for a week. Our friend Marian from around Boston joined us for a couple days. We took a ferry boat one morning out to nearby Monhegan Island and spent the day walking around the fishing and artist community. While passing through one section of woods we saw a film crew at work. Marian said she thought one of the people with the crew was the actor Treat Williams....MB and I said, "Who the hell is Treat Williams?" It turns out Marian was right all along and the film in the trailer above looks like an ... more »

If You Squeeze It, You Get Lemon Juice: More Reports On The Abysmal Shortcomings Of The F35 Lightning II Fighter Aircraft Program

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
To this day, I still cannot figure out why the US government has not suspended and/or outright scrapped the Lougheed Martin F35 "fighter plane" program... The facts have been coming out that clearly show that this plane is an unmitigated disaster and would be suicide for any fighter pilot to actually fly into combat..... As a prime example of the F35's massive failings, I have been reading more and more reports about the horrific software failings for this POS's onboard computers recently.... The software in the onboard computer of this plane is so faulty that it would crash while a... more »

The Poet: Lynn Ungar, “Hawks”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Hawks”* “Surely, you too have longed for this- to pour yourself out on the rising circles of the air to ride, unthinking, on the flesh of emptiness. Can you claim, in your civilized life, that you have never leaned toward the headlong dive, the snap of bones, the chance to be so terrible, so free from evil, beyond choice? The air that they are riding is the same breath as your own. How could you not remember? That same swift stillness binds your cells in balance, rushes through the pulsing circles of your blood. Each breath proclaims it- the flash of feathers, the chance ... more »

Abroad, Some See Trump as Danger, Others as Mystery

JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Trump - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The world is fascinated by Donald Trump, just as blindsided as many Americans are about his rise and nearly at a loss to understand what he would do as president. Foreign-policy elites around the globe speak of... more »

Assistance Requested

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
I need to raise $700 in the next 7-10 days. I've got my daughter's graduation coming up soon and really need to make that trip. I promised her 3 years ago I'd make her College Graduation. She doesn't completely understand why Dad has been gone the last 3 years, and its pretty hard to explain except in person. Very proud of what she has done, and the adult woman she has become. I am indeed fortunate to have such a fine daughter. I love her very much. If you can help with the trip by donating tot he blog it'd be greatly appreciated, Even small donations add up given the au... more »

Ed Deform

Susan O at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
NOTE: This letter appeared in the *New Republic*, November 9, 1992. Look at how relevant it would still be if it had appeared yesterday. Ed deform remains constant. School Drill To the editors: As a longtime teacher I've seen a lot of loony advice offered up from the media, but "Back to School" (September 28) is definitely my choice for the fruitcake award. You offer the solution to the nation's educational woes: restrict toilet trips by fourth-graders from certain socio-economic areas.an d hire drill sergeants whose sole qualification seems to be organizing desktops and bathroom... more »

Russian App ICQ Messenger Gaining Popularity In Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Iranian youth are falling in love with a Russian instant messaging app that is also gaining popularity in the Arab world. ICQ Messenger was the original instant messaging service that set the trend for today’s applications. Originally it was developed in Israel and later was acquired by the Mail.ru Group. Igor Ermakov, the head of the Instant Messaging division at Mail.ru, gave an interview to Sputnik Persia about the app and its popularity among Russian, Iranian and Arab youth. Sputnik reports: First it was the Telegram instant messaging service and now it is ICQ that is gaining ma... more »

World News Briefs -- April 28, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria conflict: Aleppo in 'catastrophic' state says UN* The UN says the situation in Syria's city of Aleppo is catastrophic, after dozens of people were killed in attacks on targets including a hospital Air strikes on and around the Medecins Sans Frontieres-backed al-Quds hospital killed at least 27 people, while more than 30 died in other attacks. UN envoy Jan Egeland said the next days would be vital for the humanitarian aid lifeline for much of Syria. The violence has left a partial truce hanging by a thread. UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura warned the cessation o... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Monheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Thanks for stopping by!

Politics: David Stockman, “Anything Trumps Hillary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Anything Trumps Hillary”* by David Stockman “It’s all over except the shouting. That is, the primary election season effectively ended last night and now the actual shouting match between Hillary and The Donald begins. This will surely be the most entertaining election in US history, and probably the most pointless, too. After all, Hillary wants to use government to make Government Great Again. And Trump promises to use government to make America Great Again. But government doesn’t make anything great, including itself. It is a necessary evil that always and everywhere is driven ... more »

The Roswell Report - Case Closed... Maybe Not

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
Here’s something that I don’t believe anyone has commented on. *The Roswell Report – Case Closed *document issued through the Air Force and written by Captain James McAndrew is based on lies, and if that is the case, then the document is flawed and unreliable. You might well ask, “What do you mean?” First, in explaining that anthropomorphic dummies were responsible for the reports of bodies involved with the Roswell crash, McAndrew relies on statements Jim Ragsdale. Photo copyright by Kevin Randlemade by our old pal, Jim Ragsdale. In fact, this becomes quite important in proving th... more »

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer In The Flesh’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has called Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz “Lucifer In The Flesh.” “I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life,” Boehner said about Cruz in a talk at Stanford University’s CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday. Salon reports: Last year, before stepping down, Boehner appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and called Cruz a “jackass” and a “false prophet.” Boehner was responding to Cruz’s shutdown stunt last year, in which he stood on the Senate floor and accused his colleagues of a gr...more »

April 28: Journalism 101

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
It's a standard practice that the banner headline for Section A of a newspaper deals with the major story of the day. And the major story of today is - wait for it - a new middle school is to be built in Dieppe. There was actually another and bigger story. So I checked the lead headline for Canada &World to find it. "Minister says province may review rules for prosthetic eye coverage." No, that didn't seem to be it. Then I found it on B3. "Study: Canada won't meet international climate vows." These are the vows made to reduce emissions by 80% over the next 29 years. Well, we didn... more »

Victor A. Lowe, 81, Philosophy Professor - NYTimes.com

Eduardo Cantoral at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Victor A. Lowe, 81, Philosophy Professor - NYTimes.com: "Victor A. Lowe, professor emeritus of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, died of pneumonia Nov. 16 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore . He was 81 years old and lived in Baltimore." 'via Blog this'

Paris Terror Suspect Salah Abdeslam Whistled And Jeered At By Extremists Upon His Arrival In Prison

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam is BOOED by radicalised inmates at his prison - because he did not go through with his suicide bombing* * Alleged extremist spent first night in Fleury-Mérogis prison on Wednesday * The 26-year-old was whistled and jeered by extremist lags upon his arrival * Reaction was provoked by his supposed failure to detonate suicide vest * Arrested over November's attacks in French capital which killed 130 people The man accused of being the logistics chief behind the Paris terror attacks was booed by radical Muslim inmates after arriving in j... more »

Russian MiG-31 Jet Intercepts US Spy Plane In Russia’s Far East

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Last week a Russian Air Force MiG-31 jet intercepted a US surveillance plane near Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East, flying within 15 meters of the aircraft. Kamchatka is Russia’s main military hub in the Pacific with several military bases located there, along with a major naval base. Washington downplayed the incident and said the maneuver was carried out in a “safe and professional” manner. Russia Today reports: The MiG-31 (NATO code name Foxhound) is a Soviet-design supersonic interceptor, the world’s fastest aircraft in service today. It got to within 15 meters of a US surveillanc... more »

Electing A Better Congress-- Part Of Bernie's Revolution Hillary And Bernie Should Embrace

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
I've never seen as many self-funders running for House seats with million dollar checks from their own accounts as I'm seeing this year. We looked into it a couple weeks ago and I'm sure everyone knows by now that David Trone's $12 million didn't buy him anything but second place. As of the April 6 FEC deadlines, he had spent $9,026,748 of the $9,968,000 he had self-funded. He's announced he was putting in around 3 million since then. In the same race, Chris Matthews ran his lobbyist wife and she put up $500,000 from her piggy bank and raised a fortune from people who wanted to be... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Tear the House Down'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Post navigation ← Previous TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN Posted on April 28, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. April 27, 2016. The “house of torture”, Indian Affairs, is a criminal organization. Back in 1969 the Liberal government of Canada decided to do away with Indian Affairs by removing their obligations, budget, protections and liability. Rather than freeing us and returning all our

Frontera NorteSur: Canada told to clean up its mining act abroad

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Photo: Goldcorp protest in Toronto Latin American NGOs Ask Canada to Clean Up its Mining Act Abroad By Frontera NorteSur Republished with permission at Censored News A network of environmental and human rights activists from the Americas and Europe is appealing on Canada's new prime minister to promote legislative and administrative reforms aimed at Canadian mining companies operating

Brent Bozell Urges Conservative Leaders to Renounce Their Trump Endorsements, Says Trump is Veering Left

John Zmirak at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Longtime conservative activist Brent Bozell, III (his father ghost-wrote The Conscience of a Conservative for Barry Goldwater) has issued a public call to longtime friends and allies who endorsed Donald Trump earlier in the campaign to retract their support --... more »

Baltimore Police Shoot Teen Who Had Replica Gun

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A 14-year-old boy was shot by Baltimore police who said they believed he was holding a firearm. The police department defended the shooting saying the officers had little option but to pursue the boy when they saw him walking down the street with what looked like a deadly handgun. The boy suffered what police called non-life-threatening injuries. The weapon turned out to be a replica handgun. RT reports: The incident took place on Wednesday around 4pm, after two plainclothes officers from the Baltimore Police Department saw a young male with a handgun, Police Chief Kevin Davis said ... more »

NASA Caught Faking Tech Delays in Space Station Communications

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - What exactly is NASA covering up here?

New York Times Reporter: Libya As The ‘Cornerstone Of A Hillary Clinton Doctrine’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:** NYT: Aides Viewed Libya as the ‘Cornerstone of a Hillary Clinton Doctrine’* White House correspondent for the New York Times Mark Landler was asked about Hillary Clinton’s role in Libya, and said how some of Clinton’s aides saw Libya as the “cornerstone of a Hillary Clinton doctrine” in an interview Tuesday on CNN. The terrorist attack that occurred while Clinton was secretary of state in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Landler was asked whether Clinton was responsible for what occurre... more »

Transcript of the Ted Cruz Porno Movie

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
By now, I'm sure you know that one of the hottest news items on the intertubz these days is that Ted Cruz's twin, Searcy Hayes, has agreed to do a sex tape for $10,000. What you may not know is that they've already done principle photography and location scouting (most likely in a model apartment in Gulfport, MS with sparse furnishings that look oddly static and lifeless that no one in real life actually buys). In fact, the much-anticipated sex tape is already in production and will no doubt finish the arduous and lengthy post-production process by sundown. Never let it be... more »

World Leaders Are Scared Of A 'President Donald Trump'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
‘Surely it won’t happen’: world leaders express shock, disbelief and dread at the mere thought of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters *The Guardian*: *President Trump fills world leaders with fear: 'It's gone from funny to really scary'* Most of the world seems to agree a Donald Trump presidency is a disturbing possibility that would inflict unthinkable damage, Guardian reporters found. Dangerous, foolish, irrational, scary, terrifying, irresponsible, a clown, a disaster. These are just some of the words used to describe the prospect o... more »

France 24 TV-Crew Unexpectedly Come Across A Team Of U.S. Coalition Special Forces In Syria (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Firearm Blog:* *Coalition SOF in the Wild, Syrian edition* In a recent broadcast by a channel called France 24, French reporters in Syria unexpectedly came across a coalition special operations unit, coordinating air strikes and working with Kurdish YPG units in the fight against Daesh in Shaddadi (northern Syria). Somewhat untypical of these types of units in going this long without realizing that a video crew was at work directly behind them. But we saw this in the early parts of the invasion of Afghanistan with a film crew capturing SAS operators in a firefight. *Read mor... more »

Was Syria The Islamic State's Biggest Oil Customer?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A youth works at a makeshift oil refinery in Syria that, according to its owner, gets crude oil from Islamic State-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq. *Newsweek:* *ISIS's Multimillion-Dollar Oil Deals With Assad Regime Uncovered In U.S. Special Forces Raid* The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad has negotiated multimillion-dollar oil deals with the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), new documents retrieved from a U.S. raid against the radical Islamists’ oil chief have revealed. A U.S. special forces raid on ISIS’s oil minister—known by his nom de guerre Abu Sayyaf—in May 2015 saw t... more »

Washington Insider John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer,’ Rush Limbaugh and Cruz Respond

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz Pointing US Flag - 900] Former Speaker of the House John Boehner called Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the Flesh.” Boehner made the devilish comment while discussing the current presidential candidates at a Stanford University event Wednesday night. “I have... more »

Attempt to Send Religious Liberty Bill Straight to the People Fails in Missouri

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: St. Louis Archway, Missouri, Skyline] A measure that attempted to take the power away from Missouri lawmakers and give it to the people to decide how to handle the marriage and religious liberty debate died in committee Wednesday after three Republicans voted against it. "It... more »

The Secret Service Is Building a Taller Fence to Keep Out Intruders

Steve Birr at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: White House Fence] The Secret Service is planning to add an additional five feet to the White House fence and a bolstered concrete foundation in response to the recent rash of fence jumpers breaching security. The Secret Service is still awaiting formal approval... more »

Lightning Strikes Heathrow Bound Planes

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A British Airways plane travelling from Prague to London’s Heathrow airport was struck by lightening and the moment was captured on film by a photographer. Joe reports: Footage recorded on the ground by photographer Aled Rhys Jones captured the moment the plane was struck by lightning just after 8pm. Aled Rhys Jones YouTube video: A number of passengers flying into London reported lightning strikes on Twitter on Wednesday evening, but there were no reports of any damage to any planes affected. Speaking to Mashable, a British Airways spokesperson confirmed that the flight from Prague... more »

1955 Jaguar D-type Racer

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

How Do We Be?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
We've lost how to be walking down street white boy avoids eyes black girl looks down I say hello anyway the boy responds the girl lights up like a star People living inside themselves human beings wondering what life is for? Who are we? Economy and environment collapsing around us consumer lifestyle capitalist grinding of Mother Earth all add up danger ahead Do we know how to live without cars electric food stores hospitals? How do we be?

Prosecutors: 3 Connected to San Bernardino Shooter Arrested

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: This July 27, 2014, photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and Syed Farook, as they passed through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A U.S. magistrate has ordered Apple to help the Obama administration hack into an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in San Bernardino, Calif. The ruling by Sheri Pym on Feb. 16, 2016, requires Apple to supply highly specialized software the FBI can load onto the phone to cripple a security encryption feature that erases data after too many unsuccessful unlocking attempts. Federal prosecutor... more »

US Senator Says Guantanamo Detainees Learn of Their Release Before Congress Does

Russ Read at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, Gitmo] Sen. Jerry Moran accused the Obama Administration Wednesday of notifying detained terrorists at Guantanamo Bay of their releases before Congress, which he claimed is a violation of the law. Moran's accusation came during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on defense... more »

Departing editor watch: The New York Times scolds those people down there!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016As we say, not as we do:* As a general matter, we haven't been fans of the New York Times editorial page under Andrew Rosenthal, who will soon be leaving his post. We thought yesterday's featured editorial provided a good example of the "Rosenthal drift." Starting in its first paragraph, the editorial scolded North Carolina for its deeply regressive, restrictive voting law: NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL (4/27/16): Late Monday, a federal district judge upheld *one of the most regressive and restrictive voting laws in the country—a 2013 North Carolina law that el... more »

Russia Launches Soyuz Rocket From New Cosmodrome

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Russia conducted the first ever rocket launch from its brand new Vostochny cosmodrome. On Thursday, a Soyuz 2.1a rocket blasted off from the civilian cosmodrome in Russia’s far east, on the 51st parallel north in the Amur Oblast. Three scientific research satellites were successfully boosted into orbit by a Soyuz 2.1a rocket after a first attempt was aborted a day earlier by an automated safety control system at the last minute. RT reports: The lift-off took place at 5:01am Moscow time (2:01am GMT) and some 8 minutes 44 seconds into the flight the Volga upper stage carrying three sa... more »

Where Do Pro-Choice Catholic Democrats Like Joseph Biden and Nancy Pelosi Come From?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Biden] When a large group of highly educated people who have dedicated themselves to an organization with firm doctrines, strict rules, and stern demands -- such as the Catholic Church -- lose their faith in those doctrines, rules and demands, what... more »

Politics: “The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul”* by Fred Reed “I love it: Donald Trump’s campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption as fetid as those of Latin America. It is better entertainment than Vaudeville. The frantic scramble to rig the primaries, change the rules, and thwart the voters–anything to defend their cozy entanglement of political tapeworms–makes absurd any pretense of democracy. This morning in the Drudge Report: “Trump Highest Number of Republican Voters in History.” Who do the Republicans want to get rid of? Trump. On the same page ...more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Daniel Kobialka, “Gift Of Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Daniel Kobialka, “Gift Of Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wenoMlUgqCM

Mohawk Nation News 'The Agenda'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
THE AGENDA Posted on April 27, 2016 Mohawk Nation News Please post and distribute. MNN. April 27. 2016. When bar lawyer Aaron Detler was physically removed from Six Nations by the men as per the kaia’nere:kowa, it signaled the beginning of the end of colonialism. The ball will roll from Six Nations to every onkwe’hon:weh community on ono’ware:keh. Nobody can stop it! Colonialism is a

Authors in 2014 peer review ring lose 4 more papers each for “compromised” review

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A journal is pulling additional papers authored by twin brothers for peer review issues. After retracting three papers by Cheng-Wu Chen earlier this year for “compromised” peer review, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries is now pulling four more by Chen for the same reason — and four others by his twin brother, Chen-Yuan Chen, who was a […] The post Authors in 2014 peer review ring lose 4 more papers each for “compromised” review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Confusion reigns: Are these four retractions for compromised peer review, or not?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
The Open Automation and Control Systems Journal has published five items this calendar year — and all of those are retraction notices. That’s what we’re sure about. Now to what we’re not clear on in this story, which is one of a growing number of cases we’ve seen in which so-called “predatory” publishers are starting […] The post Confusion reigns: Are these four retractions for compromised peer review, or not? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"Absurdities, Atrocities..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

Thom Hartmann: Seymour Hersh, “Bin Laden- A Prisoner of War. It Was a Hit...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*Seymour Hersh, * *“Bin Laden- A Prisoner of War. It Was a Hit...”* By Thom Hartmann Apr. 27, 2016. “Seymour Hersh joins Thom for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds. " I'm joined by one of America's most important journalists - legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. Mr. Hersh has broken some of the most important stories of the past half century- and his revelations about the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib prison quite literally changed the course of American and world history. He's also won numerous awards for his work- including the Pulitzer Prize- and is also the au...more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
As they say, Hilly, it ain't over till it's over... - http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/breaking- fbi-is-ready-to-indict-hillary-rodham-clinton/ Bon Appétit!

"Certifiably Insane..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“Americans are now certifiably insane. They are crazy. They are suffering a mass psychosis. They have lost their own ability to discern right from wrong.” - Joseph Farah "That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane." - Erich Fromm

Is Sadiq Khan continuity Ken Livingstone?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/hTb6dWuB3D8 Hmmm

Reagan's 11th Commandment

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein.) "*I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life*." - former House Speaker John Boehner, April 27, 2016 *W*hen former President Ronald Reagan handed down his dictum of, "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican," no one realized that people like Ted Cruz would require a codicil. In other words, "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican*" "*Ted Cruz, excepted, of course." Yesterday at a Town Hall, former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Super Tans) actually called Ted Cruz "Lucife... more »


Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Roger Harrabin – BBC Environment Analyst This blog made a false allegation that Roger Harrabin has financial links with extreme green groups. This allegation was first made in the Mail on Sunday, who were forced to withdraw it after a legal challenge from Mr Harrabin. We accept that […]

Five Of Six Air Force F-35 Fighter Jets Could Not Take Off During Testing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
An F-35 Lightning II taxis to the parking ramp Nov. 11, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Timothy Boyer *Clay Dillow, Fortune*: *Only One of Six Air Force F-35s Could Actually Take Off During Testing* *Software glitches continue to dog the nation’s newest fighter jet.* Five of six Air Force F-35 fighter jets were unable to take off during a recent exercise due to software bugs that continue to hamstring the world’s most sophisticated—and most expensive—warplane. During a mock deployment at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, just one of the $10... more »

The Islamic State Is Now In The 'Selling Fish To Car Business' To Raise Funds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A flag belonging to the Islamic State fighters is seen on a motorbike after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters: **Islamic State turns to selling fish, cars to offset oil losses: report* Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, making up for lower oil income after its battlefield losses, Iraqi judicial authorities said on Thursday. Security experts once... more »

Rupa Huq defends Naz Shah

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Tbic19-XfZ4 What's interesting is the way that the defence that she did this before she was an MP, albeit less than a year before is seen as an acceptable defence by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. I don't think they'd be so relaxed about a Conservative or UKIP MP saying something even when at university, but that's the hypocrisy you expect from the left. Oddly the BBC interviewer didn't pick up Rupa Shah on her remark about clicking on like or share. Naz Shah typed "the Jews are rallying", that seems to be the phrase that the BBC and the Labour Party are keenest t... more »

CDC Admits Flu Shots Fail Half the Time

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 10 hours ago
Posted 4/26/2016 By Barbara Loe Fisher *To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references* Americans have never been big fans of flu shots. During the 2009 “swine flu” influenza A pandemic, only about 40 percent of adults bothered to roll up their sleeves. 1 Last year, flu vaccine rates were still just 47 percent for adults but pediatricians had vaccinated 75 percent... more »

Hitler was a Zionist

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Today the BBC finds itself in the most unusual situation it has ever been catapulted into. It has been propelled onstage, in front of an expectant audience, but doesn’t know what for. Rabbit in headlights. If there was one occasion for popcorn, this is it. It’s an explosion in slow motion. Well, it started rumbling quietly last night when “Two Jewish Peers” were dragged on to Newsnight to discuss Naz Shah and antisemitism in the Labour party, and to ensure that ‘legitimate criticism of Israel’ continues to be ‘nothing to do with antisemitism’. Lord Levy is already tainted by ass... more »

Invented fact watch: Donald J. Trump has invented a fact!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016The New York Times makes it official:* Donald J. Trump is one step closer to making it into the White House. We say that because the rising star has invented an important fact. Confirmation of his invented fact appears in today's New York Times. The invented fact is announced at the top of the front page of this morning's hard-copy Times. It appears in paragraph 2 of a news report about Candidate Trump's foreign policy speech. The front-page report was written by Mark Landler and, inevitably, the hapless Ashley Parker. This is the way their report begins, ... more »

Who Are The Real Sexual Predators?

Cara Elizabeth Ramsey at Liz – Day By Day - 11 hours ago
The right wing has been on the warpath against transgender people using the bathroom of their expressed gender, as opposed to the gender assigned at birth. In that entire discussion, I’ve seen the conservatives find one single incident in Canada several years ago where a man pretended to be transgender to get into a women’s homeless […]

U.S. Special Forces Have Crippled The Islamic State Network Responsible For Terror Attacks In Europe And Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A F/A-18C Hornet of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251) is catapulted off the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier in the Gulf, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/HAMAD I MOHAMMED *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Mail*:* U.S. Special Ops Kill 40 ISIS Operatives Responsible for Attacks From Paris to Egypt* *Delta Force and Navy SEALs have crippled the group’s ability to recruit foreign fighters and put pressure on the network responsible for striking Europe and Africa.* As the self-proclaimed Islamic State trumpets its global terrorist campaign, U.S. special ope... more »

Russian Jet Intercepts U.S. Spy Plane In Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A MiG-31 fighter jet © Vitaliy Ankov / Sputnik *Washington Free Beacon*:* Russian Warplane Flies Within 50 Feet of U.S. Spy Plane in Asia* *Latest aerial encounter occurred near new Russian missile sub* A Russian MiG-31 jet flew within 50 feet of a U.S. surveillance aircraft in Northeast Asia last week, Moscow’s latest aerial saber-rattling against American ships and planes, according to defense officials. “On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in international airspace was intercepted by a MiG-31 Russian jet in the vicinity ... more »

Morning Joe: "That campaign's not over. That campaign continues."

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
.@JoeNBC on @BernieSanders campaign: That campaign's not over. That campaign continues. https://t.co/eyUCCYbFxb — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) April 27, 2016 *by Gaius Publius* Short and sweet. Play the video above (be sure to unmute the sound and ignore the framing in the crawl), then listen to the great point made by Joe Scarborough after the Sanders portion. Scarborough contrasts the end of most campaigns with this phase of the Sanders campaign. Most campaigns die a quiet death in a little room surrounded by friends. Not this one. Scarborough recognizes the signs. This campaign ... more »

California Reservoirs Getting Back To Normal

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/4/0/pcp/6/3/1895-2016?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1895&lastbaseyear=2016&filter=true&filterType=binomial Precipitation in California over the last six months has been just above average. This is the most important part of the year, as more than 80% of annual rainfall comes between October and March. As a result, water levels are close to average in most of the major […]

Lebanese Army Kill Senior ISIS Leader Near Border

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A leading ISIS terrorist was killed by the Lebanese army on Thursday during operations in the country’s north-east border with war-torn Syria. A second senior Islamic State fighter was also killed and another terrorist arrested. The Lebanese army operation was targeting terrorist “key points” along the border. International Business Times reports: Nayef Shaalan, who also was called Abu Fouz, was the leader of the extremist group aka either ISIL or ISIS in the border town of Arsal, long a stronghold of the militant group. During clashes with the Lebanese army on the outskirts of Arsal... more »

Plan "C" ("C" as in Chaos/Catastrophe)

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Plan "C" - Nuclear Armageddon to* *cancel the US Presidential Election?* There's a race going on. Not just the US presidential race.... or the race between the US and Russia to consolidate power bases in the Middle East and throughout the world. In fact, I see it as a merging of these two races...with unpredictable results. Today, Syria, one of the last remaining democracies on the face of the planet, reacted to the US unilateral announcement that it intended to put "250 soldiers - boots on the ground" in northern Syria. In fact, Russia has reported that 150 of these US soldiers h... more »

After 25 Years of Education Reform, NAEP Results Down

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Since Ronald Reagan began the war on public education, school has become an increasingly unpleasant and miseducative place to learn and to work. With the coming of corporatists' NCLB and RTTT, children have learned less and suffered more, humane teachers have been run out of the profession, and we now have corporate know-nothings in charge of schools where learning needs are the most severe. Is there anything to recommend another 30 years of testing, segregation, and corporate control? Please let me know if there is. Here is a useful overview of the latest NAEP results for 12th g... more »

U.S. Vice President Biden Makes A Surprise Visit To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *Biden makes surprise trip to Iraq* (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden landed in Iraq Thursday for an unannounced trip. While in Iraq, Biden will meet with political leaders and is "focused on encouraging Iraqi national unity and continued momentum in the fight against ISIL," according to a White House statement, using a different term for ISIS. "The Vice President will also be discussing steps the international community can take to promote Iraq's economic stability and further regional cooperation," the statement continued. "He will also have an opportunity to thank US diplom... more »

World News Briefs -- April 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*:* Biden makes unannounced trip to Iraq, his first since 2011* BAGHDAD — Vice President Biden arrived here Thursday at a moment of intense political turmoil for Iraq and its prime minister, who is fighting to hold onto his office amid a paralyzing political crisis, a weakened economy, and a grinding war against the Islamic State. Biden’s trip, kept secret prior to his arrival, is his first to the country since late 2011, when he came to Baghdad to mark the withdrawal of the last American troops from the country. He arrived around midday aboard a military cargo pl... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 28, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov *Sputnik:* *Bear and Dragon: Russia, China to Intensify Joint Military Drills in 2016* Russia and China will hold "many more" military drills in 2016 than last year. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of international military exercises between Russia and China will be increased in 2016, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday. *“We assess the level of Russian-Chinese contacts on both the government and military levels as high. This year we will hold many more exercises and events than last year,” Shoigu said during a meeting with Chinese Defense... more »

The Sun Phone Hacking Lawsuits Given Green Light By High Court

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Rupert Murdoch’s popular trash tabloid The Sun could face civil lawsuits. A High Court judge in London has ruled that victims who claim that their phones were hacked by News Corp journalists working at the Sun tabloid can now pursue those claims for the very first time. Hacking Inquiry reports: Commenting on the judgement handed down today at the High Court enabling – for the first time – scores of hacking claims to be made against The Sun, Dr Evan Harris, Joint Executive Director of Hacked Off, said: “This is another bad day for the Sun and especially for the Chief Executive of New... more »

Connecticut History Teacher Named U.S. Teacher of the Year

MICHAEL MELIA at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: This April 2016 photo released by the Waterbury Public Schools shows Jahana Hayes in Waterbury, Conn., a history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School who was selected as the National Teacher of the Year announced Thursday, April 28, by the Council of Chief State School Officers. She will be recognized by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Tuesday, May 3.] HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut high school history teacher chosen as the National Teacher of the Year on Thursday says she was surrounded by poverty, drugs and violence as a child but imagined other... more »

Jeremy Bowen's written a book on The Six Day War

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
It seems that Jeremy Bowen wrote a book on the Six Day War. Reviews are as you'd expect, here's a few: '*1.0 out of 5 stars*Jeremy's prejudices, masquerading as history, surrounded by a false halo of "respected BBC ME correspondent". ByMr. Roger Edenon 30 July 2015 Format: Kindle Edition If you want the facts read history Professor Oren's book. Jeremy wasn't there, yet is able to quote Israeli Generals verbatim in the heat of battle. Of course if you believe, as does Jeremy, that Nasser consistent threatening to wipe out Israel since 1948, (apparently, according to Nasser himself, h... more »

Jeremy Bowen at it again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen blocked me from following his Tweets so I was surprised to see the above one on my Twitter Feed. 'Killed', no context, it looks as though Jeremy Bowen hasn't changed whilst I was banned. There was a part 2 tweet... Being totally independent Jeremy Bowen then Tweeted the Israeli claims that the Palestinians reject... Didn't he? Oh he didn't, how odd. I'd complain to the BBC but since the release of the Balen Report we know there's little point. Maybe Jeremy Bowen could chat it all out with Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Ken Livingstone - they should h... more »

Stuff is All Clumped Up and Stuff

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
With most modern candidates for high office protecting and serving the interests of the plutocrats regardless of their party, it can become a real challenge for the mainstream media to detect even an inch of ideological space between them. In the last yawn of a presidential campaign, for example, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were in basic agreement about Social Security (*tweak it*) and foreign policy. (*war, terror, yay!*). Romney had a particularly hard time disowning himself from the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare, a/k/a Romneycare. Readers might remember that I called ... more »

Syria Slams Deployment Of US Troops As Blatant Aggression

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Syria has strongly condemned the United States for the deployment of troops on its soil, saying that the move amounts to aggression and a gross violation of national sovereignty. Russian media revealed on Wednesday that the first batch of US army personnel, including 150 soldiers and officers, had arrived safely to the Kurdish controlled Rumeilan Military Airport in northeastern Syria. Press TV reports: A Syrian Foreign Ministry official on Thursday called the reported deployment of 150 US troops to Rumeilan airport east of Syria as “an unacceptable and illegal intervention” which c... more »

There’s a Multi-Million Dollar, ‘Homeland Security’ Fund for Protecting ‘Party Buses’ From Nonexistent Threats

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: party bus2 - 900] House Republicans are funneling millions of dollars in "homeland security" funds to buses that take people on tours for bachelorette parties and other private events, even though no one thinks terrorists have any interest in targeting the shuttles. The Department... more »

Biden Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq to Try to Settle Political Crisis

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Followers of Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr wave national flags as they gather in front of the heavily guarded Green Zone, ahead of a scheduled parliament session to press for a vote on a new government, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters arrived there early on Tuesday to join others who have been holding a sit-in since two weeks ago, snarling traffic in huge parts of the Iraqi capital. Many protesters are waiving Iraqi flags and playing songs praising al-Sadr. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Vice Pre... more »

Capitol Memorial Day Concert for Military to Headline Beach Boys, Idol Winner

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Beach Boys - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Beach Boys will be the headliners for this year’s Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Producers announced plans Thursday for the concert, which honors America’s service members and veterans. For the 11th... more »

Neuroscience journal retracts expression of concern 15 years after investigation

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Here’s something we don’t get to write about often: A journal has retracted an expression of concern (EOC) more than 15 years after issuing it. What took so long? Apparently, the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN) just recently learned about a review carried out by the author’s previous institution, which concluded that she had not […] The post Neuroscience journal retracts expression of concern 15 years after investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

EINSTEIN'S OWN WORDS: How to assess two (or more) lightning strikes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016Part 3—In search of simultaneity:* How did Albert Einstein explain "special relativity" in his own brief book, the one aimed at general readers? You're asking a very good question! The book was published one hundred years ago, in the year 1916. Last November, the PBS program Nova worked directly from its pages as it explained the "mind-blowing" significance of special relativity during an hour-long broadcast. Nova described a "brilliant thought experiment," a chain of reasoning Einstein described in Chapters 8 and 9 of his brief book. In 2007, Walter Isa... more »

"Enough's enough now" - Too much about antisemitism in the Labour Party?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Jake Wilde (@Jake_Wilde) tweeted at 3:22 PM on Thu, Apr 28, 2016: Here's the footage of Jeremy Corbyn refusing to talk to the press about today's antisemitism row @jimwaterson https://t.co/QcTbhvbqtm (https://twitter.com/Jake_Wilde/status/725691746181627904?s=03)

Hezbollah Says Israel Is Training Saudi Forces

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The deputy chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement has said that Israel is training Saudi military forces under the framework of clandestine relations between the two countries. The senior official, Sheikh Naim Qassem told Lebanese media that Dozens of Saudi military officers are being trained after secret contacts developed into military cooperation. He said that the secret relations between Riyadh and Jerusalem led to the Saudi decision, as part of the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Press TV reports: “The Saudis are c... more »

Labour Party Suspends Ken Livingstone After Hitler Remarks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The Labour party has suspended Ken Livingstone “for bringing the party into disrepute” after MPs accused him of antisemitism and making offensive comments about Hitler supporting Zionism. The former mayor of London and veteran politician said that the accusations of antisemitism were part of a campaign against the Labour leader. “Frankly, there’s been an attempt to smear Jeremy Corbyn and his associates as antisemitic from the moment he became leader. The simple fact is we have the right to criticise what is one of the most brutal regimes going in the way it treats the Palestinians” ... more »

Slavoj Žižek

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago

How can Jews vote Labour again?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Sam Gad Jones (@samgadjones) tweeted at 3:17 PM on Thu, Apr 28, 2016: The @FT's @robertshrimsley on the anti-semitism that is poisoning Labour's electoral chances https://t.co/FRX6TNkFdu https://t.co/DLVlGey2sR (https://twitter.com/samgadjones/status/725690426787766272?s=03)

The Economy: "Why Real Reform Is Now Impossible"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Why Real Reform Is Now Impossible"* by Charles Hugh-Smith "The endless bleating of well-paid pundits in the corporate media about "reform" is just more circus. It's difficult for well-meaning pundits to abandon the fantasy that meaningful reform is possible. Indeed, a critical function of the punditry and corporate media is to foster the fantasy that the status quo could be reformed if only we all got together and blah blah blah. As I explain in my new book "Why Our Status Quo Failed and Is Beyond Reform," real structural reform would trigger the collapse of the status quo. (As a... more »

New Armenia Protests, Same US-Backed Mobs

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*April 27, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Another day, another protest in Armenia. And if we were to simply believe the Western media regarding this 'other protest,' we might get the impression that the Armenian people are upset with Russian policy and "Putinism." In reality, the protests are led by the same verified US-proxies exposed at the height of the "Electric Yerevan" protests mid-2015 which sought to undermine and overthrow the current government of Armenia in favor of a pro-Western political front more to Wall Street, London, and Brussels' liking. *Image: Davit Sanasaryan ... more »

Dog poo + pedophilia + Facebook = $65,000

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago
Dog poo + pedophilia + Facebook = $65,000 How many ways is Facebook giving humanity marching orders, let me count the ways. What if Facebook was evil? I am very parinoid about such devices. As the boss said ” All men want to be rich (how sexist boss). rich man want to be king, and the king is never satisfied until he rules everything” Lord Acton said ” Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” The power of Facebook to know everthing about humans and use that information to manipulate the artifical world we have created is really in play. We are going to need leg... more »

Dog poo + pedophilia + Facebook = $65,000

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
How many ways is Facebook giving humanity marching orders, let me count the ways. What if Facebook was evil? I am very parinoid about such devices. As the boss said ” All men want to be rich (how sexist boss). rich man want to be king, and the king is never satisfied until he rules everything” Lord Acton said ” Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” The power of Facebook to know everthing about humans and use that information to manipulate the artifical world we have created is really in play. We are going to need legions of terrific internet Lawyers in the ... more »

‘Pervasive Army’ of Gov’t Lawyers Hits 25,000 Strong, Costs Staggering $26.2 Billion

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: gavel and money - 900] A "pervasive army" of more than 25,000 federal lawyers have raked in $26.2 billion from U.S. taxpayers since 2007, according to a new report by the non-profit government watchdog Open The Books. "Today's federal government is protected by a pervasive... more »

Does Mother Nature Know What She is Doing?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Julian Spalding* - What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.

Former House Speaker Gets 15 Months In Prison For Sex Abuse Cover Up

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Former Republican House speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months behind bars on Wednesday for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached decades ago. The federal judge called Hastert a “serial child molester,” and fined him $250,000 as well as ordering him to participate in a sex offender program. Press TV reports: Hastert was not charged with sex crimes because the statute of limitations had passed, giving him a sort of immunity. However, he admitted for the first time on Wednesday that h... more »

Iraq’s Parliament Confirms Some Of Abadi’s New Cabinet

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The deadlock in parliament between opponents and supporters of Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar Abadi was temporarily overcome when lawmakers were able to create a quorum and vote on a partial list of the premier’s new cabinet. On April 26, 170-180 members of parliament met, confirmed that Salim Jabouri was still the speaker, and approved five new ministers submitted by Abadi. Those were Ali Ghani al-Mubarak for Health, Hassan al-Janabi for Water, Wafa Jaffar al-Mahadawi for Labor, Abdul Razaq Al-Aysa for Higher Education, and Ali Dishar for Electricity. Over one hundred MPs had been c... more »

Gabaix to Harvard

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
I just heard the wonderful news that Xavier Gabaix will be joining the faculty of the Harvard economics department. Welcome, Xavier! *Addendum*: Here is his most recent paper, "A Behavioral New Keynesian Model."

High Mountain Tea Plantations destroyed by government...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
[image: AlishanDM_DSC01790] *High mountain tea on the flank of Alishan.* Clarissa Wei (@dearclarissa) is emerging as a strong voice on environmental and social issues in Taiwan. Her latest piece discusses how the government is destroying high mountain oolong tea farms above 2500 meters in an environmentally-oriented move... High mountain agriculture can be quite destructive; it erodes the landscape and causes harmful pesticides and fertilizers to contaminate water sources and the land. The additives also strip the soil of moisture, rendering it completely useless in a matter of deca... more »

What is True?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
What is true about Chernobyl's legacy? I offer two competing accounts. The first account describes Chernobyl as a "wildlife wonderland": *Karin Brulliard. April 26, 2016. 30 years after Chernobyl disaster, camera study captures a wildlife wonderland. The Washington Post * https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/04/26/30-years-after-chernobyl-disaster-camera-study-captures-a-wildlife-wonderland/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_evening Anecdotal reports of wildlife doing well in the ruins of Chernobyl have been controversial. Some scientists argue that the disaster has taken a deleteriou... more »

Chinese President Xi Jinping: China Will Not Permit War On The Korean Peninsula

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with guests after delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the fifth regular foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing 28 April, 2016. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/KYODO NEWS/POOL *Reuters*: *China won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula: Xi* China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, which would be to no one's advantage, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian foreign ministers on ... more »

UK Labor Party suspends MP who said Israel 'should be relocated to America,' compared Israel to al-Qaeda

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
She should have apologized to America and al-Qaeda UK Labor Party MP Naz Shah has been suspended, despite her groveling apologies, for anti-Israel Facebook posts from years ago. No free speech for opponents of genocideOnce again the Rothschild Zionist bankers, who rule the West, and much of the rest, from their perch in the City of London, have sent a clear message: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FREE SPEECH. IF YOU SPEAK OUT FORCEFULLY AGAINST THE GENOCIDE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE, YOU WILL NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN. The Jerusalem Post reported: In the Facebook post, in question, rev... more »

United Nations: North Korea Facing Serious Food Shortages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Cultivating a field in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Photo: FAO *DW*: *UN FAO reports drop in North Korea food production* *North Korea's food production has fallen, the UN reports. The Food and Agriculture Organization warns that it expects worsening hunger as the country continues to receive below-average rainfall.* In 2015, North Korea produced about 5.4 million tons of food, including cereals, soybeans and potatoes, down from the 5.9 million tons it produced in 2014, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. That is the first drop since 2010, t... more »

Another North Korean Missile Test Failure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *North Korea launches missile; test fails* (CNN)North Korea fired a mid-range "Musudan" missile but it "seems to have failed," a South Korean Defense Ministry official says. The missile was fired around 6:10 a.m. local time on Thursday (5.40 p.m. Wednesday ET). The military cannot confirm exactly when the missile exploded, but that it "crashed shortly after it was launched," the official said. The official, who was unnamed, added that further details were unavailable but that the military is in the process of investigating. It is the second ground-based Musudan launch that... more »

'Run for Your Life' Runners Defending Sacred Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Jasilyn Charger Photo by Demaris Mexican 19 Runners, including Ihanktonwan from Marty Indian School Photo courtesy Faith Spotted Eagle Today! April 28, 2016: Yankton runners running to Santee, Nebraska!  Sponsored by Brave Heart Society Run For Your Life: NO DAPL A Relay Run In Opposition of Dakota Access Pipeline By Run for Your Life Censored News Update: 'Run for Your


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* This Is The End: Venezuela Runs Out Of Money To Print New Money Sweden On High Alert After Reports ISIS Militants Enter Country To "Target Civilians" The FBI is close to getting new authority to hack computers almost anywhere — even overseas China Is Building An Army Of Worker Robots Trump And Hillary Refuse To Explain Why They Both Share The Same Address In Delaware These Birds May Rival Chimps In Their Intelligence Trump Supporters Spend a Day With a Muslim Columnist Resigns After Being Banned From Writing About Sheldon Adelson Think the journalist knew that A... more »

Geneva Rejects Demand To Remove Photo Accusing Erdogan Of Killing Teen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Earlier this week, Turkey demanded the removal of a photo from an exhibition in Switzerland. The photo claims that Erdogan, who was Prime minister at the time, was directly involved in the murder of a teenager during anti-government protests in 2013. The demand has been rejected. The Vice Mayor Guillaume Barazzone told Swiss media: “Geneva will not allow any country to be influenced in this matter. Geneva and Switzerland stand for freedom of expression“ RT reports: Place des Nations in front of the UN Office, where the exhibition is being staged, is a good example of this freedom as...more »

U.S. GDP Growth Slowed to 0.5 Percent Rate in 1st Quarter

Martin Crutsinger at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: mannequins in fashion shop display window] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy inched forward at the weakest pace in two years from January through March, as consumer spending growth slowed, business investment plunged and exports declined further. The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic... more »

Should You Trust Hillary On Corporate Trade Agreements Like TPP?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Raise your hand if you think Hillary's "adoption" of Bernie's positions of *anything* is more than just soon-to-be-abandoned primary posturing with no significance regaring her adminisration's future policy agenda. Now go put on a dunce cap and sit in the corner. Sure, she no longer publicly insists that the TPP is the "gold standard" of trade agreements, but there are indications that she's never really changed her mind about the horrible treaty she helped negotiate. Ironically, Trump will hammer her if she backs away from the flip-flop Bernie's campaign forced her to make. So it... more »

Skinny Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
I love Key Lime Pie. There is something about the tangy and sweet together that makes it one of my favorite treats. Since I am working hard on living a healthy life, I want to be able have my favorite treat without sacrificing what I am working towards. This smoothie is the perfect combination, all the flavor and not the crazy amount of calories. You will need: - 1 cup Key Lime Greek Yogurt - 2 Bananas, peeled, sliced and then frozen - 3/4 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk - ice - a graham cracker - light whipped cream (omit this if you are going for super healthy) ... more »

Paper linking fecal transplants to obesity in rats retracted for faked data

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A paper linking the fecal microbiome to obesity has been retracted after it became clear that one of the co-authors faked some of the data. The 2014 paper in Diabetes — which found that rats given fecal transplants from obese mice were more likely to become obese themselves if given a particular diet — was pulled after after an institutional investigation found […] The post Paper linking fecal transplants to obesity in rats retracted for faked data appeared first on Retraction Watch.

UN Envoy Urges Both US And Russia To Save The Syrian Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*NYT:* *U.N. Envoy Prods U.S. and Russia to ‘Revitalize’ Syria Cease-Fire* GENEVA — The United Nations special envoy for Syria closed two weeks of talks with warring parties on Thursday without setting a date for the next round, and he urged Russia and the United States to “revitalize” a collapsing cease-fire. After briefing the United Nations Security Council by video link from Geneva late Wednesday night, the envoy, Staffan de Mistura, told reporters that he hoped to reconvene the indirect negotiations he has been mediating in Geneva sometime in May. But he made it clear that gl... more »

Global Warming Crusader John Kerry’s Family Trusts Invest Heavily in Fossil Fuels

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry puts his hand to his ear while listening to a reporter's question at the State Department in Washington. Kerry faces skeptical senators when he appears before a Republican-led panel just a day after the United States and Russia agreed on a new cease-fire for Syria. Kerry is scheduled to testify Feb. 23 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee amid nagging questions over enforcement of the truce and how violations of the agreement will be handled. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)] Despite Secretary of State John... more »

The Eric Walsh Test: Now Even the Weaker ‘Freedom of Worship’ Standard is Threatened

George Yancey at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Dr. Eric Walsh] I bow to nobody as a protector of religious freedom and a critic of Christianophobia in our society. But I have done so with two caveats. First, I do not like to hear American Christians talk about being "persecuted." A... more »

FBI: We Won’t Disclose How We Accessed San Bernardino Shooter’s Locked iPhone

Eric Tucker at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: iPhone 5c, Apple] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it lacks enough “technical information” about the software...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Xenophobia in Connecticut: Plan for a Chinese academy stirs opposition* WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A year ago, the leaders of this quiet suburb found themselves faced with an unusual — and highly lucrative — proposition. A Chinese company wanted to build an international academy in town, then funnel hundreds of students from the academy into local public high schools, where students would pay thousands in tuition to the district. Local officials saw a potential windfall of private money and an antidote to the schools’ declining enrollment. As radical as the proposition was, it quickly... more »

Syrian Airstrikes Hit 'Doctor's Without Borders' Hospital In Aleppo Killing 27 Including The City's Last Pediatrician

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Reuters: *Air strikes hit Aleppo hospital, at least 27 killed: Observatory* Air strikes hit a hospital in a rebel-held area of Syria's Aleppo and killed at least 27 people, including three children and the city's last pediatrician, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. A new wave of aerial bombing on Thursday on rebel-held districts of the city killed at least 30 more civilians, a rescue worker said. The Observatory put the toll at least 20. In government-held areas, rebel mortar shelling killed at least 14 people, the Britain-based Observatory and Syria's stat... more »

Afghanistan Turning To Russia For Help

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Afghan First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum (left) meets with Chechnya's Ramzan Kadyrov in Grozny on October 5. *VOA*: *Snubbed by US, Afghan Warlord Looked to Russia* For decades, Afghanistan’s Abdul Rashid Dostum has been a powerful player in the remote north of the restive country. As an army general and warlord, he aligned himself with America’s CIA when the Taliban was in power and helped the U.S. oust the militant group in 2001. But now as Afghan vice president, Dostum is trying to show he remains a power broker. Last fall, he visited Chechnya and reportedly solicited ar... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Munshi nails it again* *Jamal Munshi is a very bright and very skeptical climate scientist. He must have tenure or wouldn't get away with it. His latest paper is a new study of radiocarbon levels -- which shows that the increase in atmospheric CO2 is NOT the result of human activity. Beat that!* Dilution of Atmospheric Radiocarbon Co2 by Fossil Fuel Emissions Jamal Munshi Abstract: Post bomb period data for 14C in atmospheric carbon dioxide from seven measurement stations are available in small samples up to and including the year 2007. They do not support the theory tha... more »

Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Southwestern France

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled the southwestern French city of La Rochelle on Thursday morning. The Central French Seismic Office said it was strongest quake in mainland France since April 2014. The quake hit at 08:46 local time and caused buildings to shake, but there have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage. France24 reports:The epicentre was between La Rochelle and the popular tourist town of Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime region. A number of schools and other buildings in La Rochelle have been evacuated, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or s... more »

After Hostage Beheading, Is Philippines Facing ISIS Threat?

Jim Gomez at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: This image made from undated militant video, shows Canadians John Ridsdel, right, and Robert Hall. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday, April 25, 2016, in the southern Philippines belongs to Ridsdel, who was taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2015. (Militant Video via AP Video) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT] MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed... more »

Sanders Campaign to Lay Off Hundreds of Staffers

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a rally at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign said Wednesday it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary Clinton through the June primaries and into the...more »

Trump’s Talk of ‘Woman’s Card’ Draws Backlash

BILL BARROW at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)] ATLANTA (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman’s card” has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. “If fighting for... more »

Principals in Troubled Detroit Charged With Kickbacks

Corey Williams at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Detroit night] DETROIT (AP) -- A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 -- ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even...more »

In a Secular Society, Christians Must Find a Better Way to Get Out Our Message

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: God and Politics1 - 900] LOUISVILLE -- Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don’t seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate’s personal faith. Otherwise, more of them might support the... more »

China Now Has Weaponized Security Guards

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Newsweek*: *China Unveils Weaponized Robot Security Guard* An autonomous robot security guard equipped with weapons and intelligent video analysis equipment has been unveiled in China. The AnBot is China’s first “intelligent security robot,” according to state newspaper People’s Daily, and was developed by the National Defense University. The 1.49-meter, 78-kilogram machine has a top speed of 11 mph (18 km/h), as well as “sensors that mimic the human brain, eyes and ears,” the article stated. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I can easily more advanced versions in the years to com...more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 28th April)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 16 hours ago
Legal aid cuts have led to surge in DIY defence, wasting time and costing more A new report, Justice Denied, suggests that a combination of legal aid cuts, complex bureaucracy and inadequate support and information for defendants have led to a surge in people appearing in court without a lawyer. In one example given to the charity behind the report, Transform Justice, an unrepresented

Earth Interview: something for the classroom, or the kitchen, wall?

JS at Climate Lessons - 16 hours ago
Source: Bishop Hill Readers here will enjoy the cartoon - another fine one by Josh ( http://cartoonsbyjosh.com/) It could also help your children realise what a one-sided view the mass media has been deliberately promoting (the BBC for example) , and that by itself could help them cope better with stress from the alarmism that has been pushed at them all their lives. And perhaps encourage some to look into it for themselves - the best way to reduce their anxiety. Some backround reading: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/04/27/nasa-carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth-study-f... more »

Prosecutors: ISIS Ordered Moroccan-Born Italian Resident to Attack Rome During Holy Year

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Vatican City Rome - 900] MILAN (AP) -- Italian prosecutors say an Islamic State fighter had ordered a Moroccan-born man living in Italy to carry out attacks in Rome during Holy Year. Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told reporters Thursday that investigators intercepted the communication to... more »

South Korea: Suspected Intermediate-Range North Korean Missile Crashes

Hyung-Jin Kim at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A TV screen shows a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 10, 2016. North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks. The report of the North Korean...more »

House Committee Votes to Require Women to Register for Draft

Richard Lardner at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: House Committee Votes to Require Women to Register for Draft] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. In... more »

So, You Want to Be a Liberal Arts College Professor: Life in the Liberal Arts edition (Part I)

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
[Note: This is the first of two guest posts on life in the Liberal Arts Colleges from Sarah Stroup and Amy Yuen, both Associate Professors of Political Science, Middlebury College] Job market season is fast approaching, but information about those jobs can be scarce. For those on the market, just starting a liberal arts job, […]

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Stephen Harper has disappeared. And, Andrew Cohen writes, his legacy is disappearing as quickly as he did: Stephen Harper was a failure in power. He created nothing lasting. Of prime ministers since 1945 who served a full term or more, his is the thinnest record. Harper took on none of the big social issues – abortion, gay marriage, capital punishment – which animated his loyalists. He championed no constitutional reform and established few innovative programs. He proposed no new national initiatives – museums, pipelines, high-speed rail – or declared a *projet de société.* W... more »

UK Greenhouse Gas Trends

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/provisional-uk-greenhouse-gas-emissions-national-statistics Provisional data published by DECC at the end of March suggest that UK GHG emissions fell to 497.2 MtCO2e in 2015, a reduction of 38% from 1990 levels. In other words, we are already close to the 40% cut agreed by the EU as their 2030 target under the […]

SNOWDEN - Official Movie Trailer

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*Published on April 27, 2016* Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, a... more »

Welcome to Earth Time-lapse Video by Luc Bergeron

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*Published on February 13, 2013* Time-lapse footage from 179 different and beautiful places around the planet. More: http://www.youtube.com/user/zapatou https://twitter.com/zapatou http://www.facebook.com/zapatou Song: Wolf - First Aid Kit

Hey, Church — It’s Time To Rise and Shine!

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Rise and Shine] Have you ever been woken abruptly by an "act of God"? I have, more than once. Years ago I was a single guy living in Pasadena, California. I'd had a horrible week. I went to bed on Saturday night feeling... more »

Police Unveil Scary Riot Control Dalek That Electrocutes Protestors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A Chinese university have unveiled new Dalek style robots that are designed to electrocute unruly members of the public if they do not comply with orders given to them within 10 seconds. Looking like something from the Doctor Who TV show, the Dalek’s are designed to help police keep members of the public in check during riots or protests by giving them an electric shock. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Its makers said the AnBot is a breakthrough in low cost robotics and surveillance and could play a key role in the future of China’s attempts to crush terrorism and public dissent. Robotics ... more »

Email Reveals Michigan Official Faked Lead Tests 8 Years Ago

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A recently leaked email from 2008 reveals that an official from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) attempted to fake the results of lead tests conducted on the Michigan water supply, in order for the water to be declared safe for public consumption. Adam Rosenthal tried to artificially lower the lead count numbers in an official report, so that the community would not have to be notified about the danger drinking water posed to their health. Truthdig.com reports: The email was sent in response to a test result that showed one home’s lead levels were ten times th... more »

Mushroom Cloud Filmed At Area 51, After Clinton Promises Disclosure

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A huge mushroom cloud was recently filmed at Area 51 by a couple of passers by who spotted the large plume of smoke from the mysterious top-secret US military airbase – thought to be the home of UFOs and aliens. Jimmy and Jackie posted a video to YouTube, which shows a plume of dark smoke rise from the UFO base as they drive towards it. Express.co.uk reports: When they reached the main gate, which has warning signs not to cross, there was another group of four people watching the smoke who were being monitored by a white security jeep parked up on a hill. Some conspiracy theorists c...more »

Barack Hussein Obama: "I'm the First Kenyan-American to be President of the United States"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Odd that it's fine for Barack Hussein Obama to say that he's a Kenyan American but somehow racist for Boris Johnson to do so.

Anti-quantum zealots don't even get that QM is a physical theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Their peabrains are also incapable of understanding the word "No"* Maybe it's just because I have increased the frequency with which I write about the foundations of quantum mechanics and people send me various stuff. But the amount of anti-quantum misconceptions that I have been exposed to in recent weeks was higher than ever before. At the end, almost all if not all of these people just aren't willing or able to even *consider* the possibility that the assumptions of classical physics are wrong. It must sound surprising to an open-minded student who hasn't faced any serious obst... more »

Schools Told To Spy On Students And Report ‘Troublemakers’ To Police

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Schools throughout the U.S. have been instructed to monitor their students on social media and report any unruly or “troublemaker” students to the police. Authorities say that social monitoring software known as Snaptrends is being used to prevent cyberbullying, suicide and violence amongst students – but critics say the “safety argument” is being used as a cover to allow for the mass surveillance of students outside of school. Reason.com reports: The chairman of the school board in Orange County (Fl.) was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel as saying the use of of the software to snoop... more »

Hungary PM Bans ‘Islamisation’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has officially banned ‘Islamisation’ from Hungary in order to protect the country’s culture and language. Orban said the government opposes mass migration because it dilutes the principles of the Hungary constitution. Metro.co.uk reports: These comments follow the country’s decision to build a razor-wire fence last year to stop migrants from entering its borders. Orban said in order to be able to protect the citizens of Hungary they must know who wants to come in and why. In other words, we have the right to choose whom we wish to live together... more »

Victim Of Psychotronic Weapon Says Her Brain ‘Was Fried’ Using It

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A former employee from the Dominican directed energy directorate (INFOTEP) responsible for developing the country’s psychotronic weapons arsenal, has come forward and revealed that she became the victim of her own weapons. A psychotronic weapon is a mind control device that allows the user to torture another person, track their movements or control their mind. Abreureport.com reports: Today, thousands of INFOTEP-trained agents are deployed throughout the Caribbean, primarily working in tourist resorts, where much like an intelligence agency hacking cell phones, the brain of foreign... more »

US To Supply Turkey Long-Range Rockets To Use Against Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The US have confirmed they will be supplying advanced rocket launcher systems to Turkey in order to allow the Turkish regime to launch a military assault in Syria against the Assad regime. On Tuesday the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that the US has agreed to supply them with the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HMIARS), a truck mounted rocket launcher used by the U.S. during the Iraq invasion. Sputniknews.com reports: The announcement lends credence to fears that the rockets will be turned against the Assad government. Turkish officials state that the long-range ro... more »

Media Watchdog Says Israeli Media Is Officially Government Propaganda

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A Washington media watchdog has downgraded Israel’s press to “partly free” in its annual report, accusing the Israeli regime of using media outlets to spread propaganda to the public. The report cited the “growing impact” of the tabloid right-wing newspaper Israel Hayom, saying the newspaper was nothing more than a mouthpiece for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Timesofisrael.com reports: The Freedom House ranking, released Wednesday, gives Israel 32 points on a 100-point scale — where a higher number represents more restrictions on press freedom — just above Italy, at 31 points,...more »

China Successfully Tests A Hypersonic Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Image*: Wikipedia *IBTimes*: *China successfully tests 7,000 mph DF-2F hypersonic missile says Pentagon source* China has conducted a successful test flight of its hypersonic DF-2F missile, capable of speeds of up to 7,000 mph (11,000 kph) according to sources within the US Pentagon. If confirmed this would be the seventh successful flight of the DF-2F, and comes just days after Russia successfully flew its own hypersonic test missile. The test missile was tracked by US satellites being launched from the Chinese site at Wuzhai and skipped along the top of the earth's atmosphere ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Trump currently has around a 400 delegate lead on Cruz. The GOP convention rules, explained: https://t.co/zBCj9gHn6Q pic.twitter.com/O36bRZfMGs — Gerard Baker (@gerardtbaker) April 28, 2016

On The Ukraine Front Lines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Photo*: Makar, 46, a staff sergeant involved in training the men of Ukraine's 58th Brigade, poses for a portrait in Avdiivka, Ukraine. Photo by Pete Kiehart *Jack Losh, VICE News*: *When War Becomes Routine: A Week with Ukraine’s Weary-Eyed Soldiers* The mercenary thought that he had left the battlefield for good before war slunk back into his life, unwelcome and unforeseen. Retirement had suited Makar. This soldier-of-fortune turned to civilian life following two decades in various martial tribes. Several years in the Soviet Army; a stint in an elite, Ukrainian police unit follo... more »

Photo Gallery

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, carry an injured soldier during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2015. The exercise tested the soldiers' abilities to successfully conduct a mission, complete the objective and rapidly evacuate casualties. *From Business Insider*: *21 award-winning shots from military photographers*

DARPA Wants Smarter And Faster Armoured Vehicles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Endgadget:* *DARPA is developing smarter, faster armored vehicles* *The GXV-T will fight smarter than today's troop transports, not harder.* In response to ever-more dastardly IED technologies, America's personnel carriers have become lot more resilient over the past few decades. However the ability for armored transports like the MRAP to take a direct blast comes at the cost of their speed, maneuverability, fuel economy, development and construction costs. That's why DARPA has just awarded contracts to eight institutions for their help in developing a next-generation people move... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: EOD Divers-900] U.S. Navy sailors from EOD Mobile Unit Five swim with Sri Lanka navy divers during a joint exercise off the coast of Guam on April 13, 2016. While working with a wounded U.S. Navy veteran on a forthcoming book called Fire... more »

Animal Communicators Prove it’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is more evidence supporting human animal mind to mind communication. This has been hard to observe mostly because most of us are mental chatterboxes and are unable to listen at all let alone develop the skill. Quelling the mind and then visualizing a message is a good start but even that is a talent developed by meditation. We will be riding dolphins yet. It also occurs to me that horse back riding will become a lot safer once we add mind to mind communication to the equation. Better yet our gut sentience is likely able to naturally link to the same level in a horse all... more »

ISIS Sex Slaves Reveal The True Horror Of What Is Going On Over In The Middle East

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Girl Silhouette - Public Domain] The crime of human slavery continues and we generally do little about it although most is kept out of the developed world with just enough showing up to remind us. The Middle East has again descended into barbarism and what we are calling failed states. For the victims it is the deluge. Yet we apologize for this. What is worse is that it will become far worse because the oil industry is ending. Civilization will find itself in retreat during the transition. All this may lead to a true confrontation that forcibly reforms this world in the... more »

On patriotism and putting “country first”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
I came across this quote on patriotism that seems relevant this afternoon. *He was by nature a gentleman … A refined humanity constitutes the character of a gentleman. He was the true friend of his country, as far as it is possible for a statesman to be so. But his love of his country did not consist in his hatred of the rest of mankind. [Emphasis mine.]* No, this is not Fox News praising Donald Trump today for putting “America First” by means of trade bans and building border walls. This is William Hazlitt praising statesman Charles James Fox two centuries ago, a man with “an... more »

Paul Craig Roberts, "World War III Has Begun"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"World War III Has Begun"* by Paul Craig Roberts "The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage? Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS- *B*razil, *R*ussia, *I*ndia, *C*hina, and *S*outh Africa. • Eric Draitser provides some details of Washington’s assault on Russia... • of Washington’s attack on South Africa... • and of Washington’s attack on Brazil. • My column on Washington’s attack on Latin American independence. Brazil and South Afric... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Along the High Ridges”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Deuter, “Along the High Ridges” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoiMTeKC08

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“This huge ball of stars predates our Sun. Long before humankind evolved, before dinosaurs roamed, and even before our Earth existed, ancient globs of stars condensed and orbited a young Milky Way Galaxy. Of the 200 or so globular clusters that survive today, Omega Centauri is the largest, containing over ten million stars. Omega Centauri is also the brightest globular cluster, at apparent visual magnitude 3.9 it is visible to southern observers with the unaided eye. *Click image for larger size.* Cataloged as NGC 5139, Omega Centauri is about 18,000 light-years away and 150 light-y... more »

Simply Information's Status Report on Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 hours ago

Quote of the Day: On young people buying houses in Auckland–or trying to

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“…the broader point is that having a tiny number of individuals making extraordinary sacrifices to enter the housing market is still a huge departure from historical norms. Previously most people bought houses, because most people could. But prices are currently at an historical high relative to incomes. The fact that young people buying houses in Auckland is such a singular event that it is newsworthy is a signifier of the problem in of itself.”* ~ Danyl McLauchlan, from his post 'Chart of the day, kids are too busy watching plasma TVs over Skype to make charts edition' Co... more »

Democrats In Name Only

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It was pretty awesome that Democratic primary voters in PA-07 (the suburbs south and southwest of Philly) so thoroughly rejected the DCCC-recruited candidate Tuesday and voted massively for Elizabeth Warren-wing local progressive Mary Ellen Balchunis. Local Delaware County Democrats were as pissed off about DCCC heavy-handed interference as Democrats are all over the country. And in PA-07 they expressed that by voting 51,525 (73.8%) for Balchunis to 18,276 (26.2%) for the DCCC's wealthy handpicked outsider, Bill Golderer. The DCCC helped Golderer raise $375,402 and he was able to ... more »

Hall of Barbarous Tribes

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
This is from the 1916 Taiwan Exhibition in Taipei, Japan (source). Serendipitous hits while searching: Japan Focus has an excellent review of the experiences of aboriginal tour groups in Japan during the colonial era. The amazing Paul Barclay's PHD thesis on ethnographic mapping of Taiwan under Japan is available online. Some good pics and excellent discussion of development and art in the Japanese era in Modernity in Agony. Below is a shot of the midway from that exhibition. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for e... more »

F-22 Raptor Doing The Welsh Mach Loop (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Watch F-22 Raptors Doing Awesome Flybys in the Welsh Countryside* It was the Raptor's first visit to the world-famous Mach Loop There is a place in Wales called the Mach Loop, a long, narrow valley where combat aircraft regularly practice low-level flying. A mecca for military aviation buffs, there are perches along the side of the valley where enthusiasts go to watch planes zoom by—some flying lower than the sightseers out watching some of the fastest planes in the world do their thing. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Impressive.

DC Mayor Breaks With Obama to Support GOP-Backed School Choice Bill

Steve Birr at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser] Republicans in the House of Representatives are set to vote on a controversial school choice bill for the District this week, which pits the Democratic mayor and D.C. Council against President Obama. The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR) gives... more »

Is Restarting The F-22 Raptor Production Line A Good Idea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
US air force F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters are to be based in Europe. Photograph: US air force/Reuters *Robert Farley, The Diplomat*: *Could Restarting F-22 Raptor Production Ever Be a Good Idea?* Is there a good reason to restart production of the F-22? Without export prospects, maybe not. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives commissioned a study on resuming production of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The F-22 completed its production run in 2011, after a controversial decision by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to curtail the fighter in favor of simpler, less ex... more »

U.S. Senator John McCain: F-35 Is 'A Scandal And A Tragedy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN: John McCain*:* F-35 is 'a scandal and a tragedy'* Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain slammed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's troubled history Tuesday, saying it "has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance." The development of the Joint Strike Fighter, a fifth-generation stealth jet, has been beset by spiraling costs and schedule delays. The program's price tag is nearly $400 billion for 2,457 planes -- almost twice the initial estimate. McCain, an Arizona Republican, called the cost overruns "disgraceful" and noted that the F-35 progr... more »

Is America Enabling Bad Behaviour From Its Allies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky, VOX*: How America enables its allies' bad behavior* It is satisfying and certainly trendy to complain about America's allies. President Barack Obama unloaded on them recently in an interview with the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, calling them "free riders" who rely on the US for security but refuse to pay back. The commentariat has piled on, with a special focus on det... more »

Don’t Ask for Freedom – Live It!

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - We have such magnificence to be manifested, but it must be set free.

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 27 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. FOMC - Usual Market Manic Behavior On FOMC Statement Day , Redline Comparison Between Current And Past Statement , Nuggets Of Emphasis. 2. Markets In Focus - Bonds , NIRP , EURO / USD Cross Today . 3. Asia Items This Evening - Japan & China In Focus. 4. Europe Quicks Hits - Brexit Item - Obama Pep Talk To UK on Staying the EU Course Results In Bump Up For Leave In Recent Poll , Greece Bailout Snags , Macedonia Odd Item , Ukraine Gas Bills Rise After Deal For IMF Aid , Austria Moves Forward With Border Control Plans. 5. Odds & Ends From Around The Globe. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
FOMC..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago FOMC statement redline comparison http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-2 7/hawkish-fed-removes-global-risk-alert-sees-gradual-rate-hikes-appropriate … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago US stocks rise as Fed reassures on gradual rate path, economy. Dow ends up 0.3% *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago FOMC managed to confound mkt participants w/only rhetorical changes in statement.Rate hike expectations barely moved *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago FED REMOVES R... more »

The persistence of #edreform despite evidence of failure

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
NAEP results are yet again indicating that strict reforms, as current high school seniors have experienced a near-lifetime of initiatives that count as education “reform,” from NCLB to RTTT, have failed. Mountains of evidence are collecting, but education reform programs, like scripted curricula in all subjects, persist for two reasons, in my estimation. One, educational change […]

Lila Garrett Is A Los Angeles Progressive Icon-- Want To Guess What She Thinks Of Hillary?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The Hillary-wing of the Democratic Party* A gaggle of professional pols in the L.A. area who identify themselves as progressives-- and sometimes vote in Congress as though they are-- are Hillary surrogates. Some are pretty slimy and none are especially trusted or even respected any longer, if some once were. They're just there, clawing their way up the political ladder like any other conventional careerist politician. Lila Garrett, on the other hand, is not a politician. But she is a mainstay of the progressive movement in Southern California. A screenwriter and KPFK radio host, sh... more »

Fisking a land-tax looney

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I argued Tuesday that any land tax introduced however presently circumscribed will see the shackles come off bit by bit until it there willl be no escape from the grey ones for any land-owner (When they came for foreign land-owners …”). Already, not less than twenty-four hours after the trial balloon was afloat Gareth Bloody Morgan had already started blowing his own trumpet for the across-the-bloody-board imposition of the ten percent (or more) land tax on *every single land owner in the country*. (Not caring what this would do to cash-flow poors land-owners; or what it would... more »

10:07 a.m.

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m. * *He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson of Chanhassen."* *"It's been 7 hours and 13 days..."* *"I was workin' part time in the 5 and Dime *[10] *- my boss was Mr. McGee.* *He told me 7 Times that he didn't like my kind,* *'Cuz I was just too leisurely..."* *"On tha 1st day, God made the sea,* *And on the 7th Day - He made me."* *"All 7 and we'll watch them fall,* *They stand in the way of love,* *And we will smoke them all,* *With their intellect and their savior-faire* *No one in the whole universe* *Will ever compare* *I am y... more »

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato Cancel North Carolina Concerts

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Recording artist Nick Jonas (L) and honoree/singer Demi Lovato attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.] Former Disney stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have decided to cancel their joint North Carolina concerts in protest of the state’s recent HB2 law. Announced Monday in a set of Twitter posts, the duo said, “After much thought and... more »

Iranian Man Self-Immolates On Pacific Island Refugee Centre

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An Iranian man set himself on fire on Wednesday in protest at being kept in a refugee detention centre by the Australian government on the small island community of Nauru. Four other refugees also reportedly attempted suicide during a visit by UN officials to the immigration detention and offshore asylum processing center in the South Pacific. Human rights groups have long criticised the policy and conditions in the camps. Buddhist monk self-immolation The New Arab reports: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton revealed the 23-year-old would be air-lifted from the Pacific island to hosp... more »

Chet Raymo, “Speaking of Water…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Speaking of Water…”* by Chet Raymo “How many water molecules- H2O- are there in the world's oceans? This is the kind of time-wasting calculation I love doing, but I will leave it as an exercise for one of you. Look up the mass of a proton in grams. A water molecule has essentially the mass of 18 protons (hydrogen=1, oxygen=8 protons + 8 neutrons; remember, this is an order of magnitude calculation). A cubic centimeter of water has (by definition) a mass of one gram. Divide for the number of water molecules in a cubic centimeter of water. How many cubic centimeters in the ocean... more »

Scientists: Human Life Begins With a Bright Flash of Light

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Zinc Flash of Light Egg Fertilization - 900] The connection between light and life is as familiar as the first verses of Genesis. That does not make the news Tuesday out of Northwestern University in Chicago any less astounding. Scientists there have proven and captured on film for... more »

The Elevator

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*And if DeElevator tries 2 break u down - Go Crazy.* *Put ur HANDS UP!!* L.A. Reid Says Prince Thought Elevators 'Were the Devil', Finds Friend's Death 'Haunting' by Jackie Willis 11:48AM EDT, April 22, 2016 Prince's friend L.A. Reid is pretty "spooked" that the 57-year-old musician was found dead in an elevator. The music executive revealed on *CBS This Morning* on Friday that Prince did not like elevators and pointed out that he even included the lyric, "Don't let the elevator bring us down," in the 1984 song, "Let's Go Crazy." [image: AdTech Ad] *EXCLUSIVE: Prince's Ex-... more »

Yeah, he's right

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
At a panel to mark this year's Intellectual Property Day, the founder of hitREC●rd, Jospeh Gordon Levitt, said *I think the way that we figure out how intellectual property is going to work today — and especially how it’s going to work moving into the future — will be a huge part of us succeeding as a human race. I’m glad we’re dedicating a day re: intellectual property — I think it’s well worth talking about.* And you know what? He's right. [Hat tip.Adam Mossoff] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Palestinian Hamas militants guard an anti-Israel rally organized by the Hamas movement in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Feb. 26, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) *Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor*: *Has the countdown to next Hamas-Israel war begun?* Israel and Hamas have been escalating their war of words, which observers on both sides fear could turn into violence. Gaza has yet to recover from the destruction of the last war with Israel in the summer of 2014, when more than 178,000 houses were destroyed or damaged, which makes any upcoming war between Israel and the Palestinia... more »

Marion County (Fla.) School Board: Only Girls in Girls Locker Rooms

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Girl in locker room - 900] Students must use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds with their biological sex, Florida’s Marion County School Board voted Tuesday night. As The Daily Caller reports, the 4-to-1 vote “overturned a policy created by the district’s superintendent, which allowed students... more »

South Korea’s Olympic Athletes To Wear Zika-Proof Outfits In Rio

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
South Korea’s Olympic athletes should be protected from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this years Olympics. South Korea’s Olympic committee has unveiled the country’s Zika-Proof outfits, consisting of long-sleeved shirts and pants impregnated with mosquito-repellent chemicals The athletes will wear their new outfits during ceremonies, training and at the athletes’ village in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Medical Express reports: The committee said it couldn’t make changes to the uniforms worn during competition because of strict rules and performance concerns, although athletes wil... more »

What is Our Political Strategy Now?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Barring some unforeseen miracle from the heavens these will be the mainstream choices in America during next November's election. Bad and bad..... I won't pull the lever for either of them. Some will vilify me, and others like me, for trying to put "Trump into the White House". What about the Supreme Court they will scream? I will be voting for Jill Stein from the Green Party. She is solid on all the issues and gives me a chance to give my vote to someone who actually earned it and represents what I truly believe in. I am not about to spend my entire adult life working for pe... more »

World News Briefs -- April 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Parties in struggling Syria talks unclear on date of next round* The United Nations said on Wednesday no date had been set for the next round of Syria peace talks, contradicting a report quoting Russia's deputy foreign minister as saying talks would resume in Geneva on May 10. U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura is struggling to keep the peace process alive after the main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) left formal talks last week. The HNC said on Wednesday that it was up to the United Nations to say when peace talks would resume, but that it would not t... more »

april 28: national day of mourning

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Across Canada, April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on their jobs. The image of the canary reminds us that, not so very long ago, a tiny yellow bird was the only safety device mine workers had against some of the terrible dangers of their workplace. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees are often the canaries in the coal mine for the public, putting themselves on the front line of public safety every day. Just yesterday, members of CUPE Local 1989 in the quiet Port Credit library faced a trauma and a public emergency. None of them was... more »

House Of Representatives Passes Bill Strengthening Online Privacy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that will restrict government access to public communications held in electronic storage. The Email Privacy Act would strengthen email and data privacy stored in the cloud. PC World reports: The Email Privacy Act would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House on Wednesday voted 419-0 to pass the legislation and send it to the Senate. The bill, with 314 cosponsors in the House, would update a 30-year-old ...more »

Same old story watch: Trump reads foreign policy speech!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016Like Candidate Bush before him:* Understandably, Kevin Drum is rolling his eyes about the foreign policy speech delivered by Candidate Trump. Drum's post starts like this. We include Drum's italics: DRUM (4/27/16): I kinda sorta listened to Donald Trump's foreign policy speech this morning. You know, the one we were all looking forward to because it was *written by an actual speechwriter* and would be *delivered via teleprompter.* That's Trump being presidential, I guess. So how did Trump do? That depends on your expectations. For a guy who never uses a ... more »

Wild Weather At Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Fukushima Daiichi seems to be having some wild weather today. Here is a pdf of images: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rm3435v1wjjkw40/April%2028%202016.pdf?dl=0 Selected examples:

April 27:

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/climate-change-fossil-leap-economy-pipelines-1.3551585 This is an interesting opinion piece from CBC news. It caught me eye on several points. One was the unique way of presenting the case. Another was the irony of the style. The reference to premier Notley who wants to keep pumping oil because it, duh, creates jobs, is a painful reminder of how far the NDP has fallen in priorities and basic intelligence. (Why did she remind me of Cardy?) Finally, it reminded me of the utter failure of Moncton city councils to prepare for the future. It is extremely ... more »

The Poet: Frances Dana Gage, “Dare To Stand Alone”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Dare To Stand Alone”* “Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true, And "dare to stand alone;" Strive for the right whate'er ye do, Though helpers there be none. Nay, bend not to the swelling surge Of popular sneer and wrong; 'Twill bear thee on to ruin's verge, With current wild and strong. Stand for the Right! Humanity Implores, with groans and tears, Thine aid to break the fest'ring links That bind her toiling years. Stand for the Right!- proclaim it loud- Thou'lt find an answering tone In honest hearts, and thou no more Be downed to stand alone!” - Frances Dana Gage, 1869

Here below I have stacked three of Paul Craig Roberts' recent blog posts, all on the theme of how the U.S. is driving Europe do the U.S.'s will at the expence of their freedom, wealth, and safety. I strongly suggest that you click on the link provided in the first one. It's a real eye opener!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
------------------------------ ------------------------------ *Washington Is Forcing Its European Vassals To Accept 2nd Wave of Immigrants * ------------------------------ April 23, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. Washington Is Forcing Its European Vassals To Accept 2nd Wave of Immigrants The Obama Regime forced the EU to accept millions of refugees from Washington’s failed wars in the Middle East and Africa. Now the Obama Regime is forcing the EU to accept millions of refugees from its failed policy in Uk... more »

Gentrification And Racial Injustice... In Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Dear (White) Liberal San Franciscan, *- by Denise Sullivan* I regret to inform, you missed it: The final day of celebration for the St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church on Fillmore Street was Sunday. Aside from its usual meditation on "A Love Supreme" and a service to deliver the wisdom in its creator's words, there was even a bit of time that day reserved to remember Prince, a kindred spirit and sound messenger of love who transitioned last Thursday. But really, there is no need to cry for the Coltrane Church: Going strong for nearly 50 years, it will continue to thrive in ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill*: *Fears grow about rising US troop levels in Middle East* Fears are growing in Congress about the deeper U.S. involvement in the Middle East. The latest flashpoint is President Obama’s decision this week to send an additional 250 special operations troops to Syria, where they will support forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The decision follows a separate move to increase the number of troops in Iraq and as the Pentagon and White House struggle to withdraw troops as scheduled from Afghanistan, where the Taliban — and a nascent ISIS presence — a... more »

Donald Trump Lays Out His Foreign Policy Goals If He Is Elected President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Donald Trump, Laying Out Foreign Policy, Promises Coherence* WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump, fresh from a string of resounding primary victories in Eastern states, promised a foreign policy on Wednesday that he said would put “America first,” castigating President Obama and Hillary Clinton for what he described as Middle East missteps that disillusioned the nation’s allies and emboldened its rivals. Mr. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, pledged a major buildup of the military, the swift destruction of the Islamic State and the re... more »

Is U.S. - Russian Cooperation On Syria About To End?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
John Kerry (right) expressed his concerns to Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters: Brendan Smialowski) Washington Post: U.S.-Russia cooperation frays as Syria truce falls apart Barely two months after the United States and Russia joined together to forge a partial cease-fire in Syria, cooperation between them, including on a long-term political solution to that country’s civil war, is rapidly eroding. Russia this week accused the administration of “appeasing” its regional partners by ignoring the presence of terrorists among opposition forces it backs in the fight against S... more »

Pentagon Will Not Provide Details On How It is Waging Cyber Warfare Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Cyber attacks are being launched in order to overload or manipulate IS's communications. Reuters: Rick Wilking *Wall Street Journal:* *Pentagon Won’t Give Islamic State Clues on Cyber Strategy* *‘I’m not interested in giving them any advantage,’ says Adm. Mike Rogers, head of U.S. Cyber Command* WASHINGTON—The Pentagon is being careful not to reveal the precise ways it is targeting Islamic State through the use of expanded cyber weaponry, concerned that any clues could help the terror network avoid future attacks. Adm. Mike Rogers, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Secur... more »

What It's Really Like To Fight For The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VICE News:* *What It's Really Like to Fight for the Islamic State* VICE News has obtained footage taken from the headcam of an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq. The clash took place about 30 miles north of Mosul. Unlike IS propaganda, which often presents sweeping battlefield victories, the video shows chaos, panic, and the fighters retreating. VICE News shows the grim reality of an IS foot soldier. *Update*: Watch Islamic State fighters attack Kurdish positions in a U.S.-made Humvee (Washington Post) *WNU Edit... more »

Venezuela Institutes A Two Day Work Week Due To Its Energy Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:** Venezuela declares a 2-day workweek because of dire energy shortages* In a desperate attempt to save electricity, drought-stricken Venezuela has introduced a new concept to the workplace calendar: the five-day weekend. President Nicolás Maduro will furlough the country's public employees — who account for a third of the labor force — for the bulk of the week, so they can sit through rolling blackouts at home rather than in the office. “The public sector will work Monday and Tuesday, while we go through these critical and extreme weeks," he said on his regular p...more »

Adaptability or Compliance? Modular Weapons and the Rules of International Law

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
As many who read this blog will note, I am often concerned with the impact of weapons development on international security, human rights and international law. I’ve spent much time considering whether autonomous weapons violate international law, or will run us head long into arms races, or will give some incentives to oppress their […]

Labour Party Member who agrees with Naz Shah comments: 'I can't be antisemitic I'm a Marxist and Marx was a Jew'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
https://audioboom.com/boos/4491053-labour-party-member-who-agrees-with-naz-shah-comments-i-can-t-be-antisemitic-i-m-a-marxist-and-marx-was-a-jew/embed/v4?image_option=full&link_color=%2355ACEE&source=twitter_card&utm_campaign=detailpage&utm_content=card&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Oh good grief

Maddow watch: John Kasich and the elderly neighbor!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016Another disgusting offense:* Rachel Maddow's cable show has descended into the mire. The corporate star who fronts the program now typically spins her viewers throughout the bulk of the week. She avoids almost all matters of substance. Instead, she has descended to the world's oldest, ugliest play. Persistently, she teaches us liberals that we should learn to loathe Those People, The Others, the ones Over There. Routinely, she offers highly selective presentations to help us learn to loathe more fully. Not uncommonly, she simply misstates basic facts t... more »

Has Ted Cruz lost his mind?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*what does he know that we don't?* That is all.

"The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man Who Defied Hitler And the Nazis by Refusing to Salute"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man * *Who Defied Hitler And the Nazis by Refusing to Salute"* by Jay Syrmopoulos "Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr. *Click image for larger size.* "In what can only be described as one of the most iconic photos of World War II, a lone m... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Politics: “Hillary: Wall Street's Golden Girl”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Hillary: Wall Street's Golden Girl”* By Pepe Escobar “So it's a go for Zeus to launch the thunderbolt. Neo-Athena- minus the wisdom- Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Goddess of War, Empress of the Perma-Smirk, will finally have her shot at the U.S. presidency. After the Battle of New York, she's on top on number of votes; number of states; number of pledged delegates; number of superdelegates. It seems as inevitable as death and offshore accounts. "I don't think she's going to be indicted"; thus spoke Donald Trump to Fox News in relation to Servergate. "The Democratic Party is go... more »

"No Way To Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Never shy away from opportunity and wholehearted living. Never be fearful of putting yourself out there. The courageous may encounter many disappointments, experience profound disillusionment, gather many wounds; but cherish your scars for they are the proud emblems of a truly phenomenal life. The fearful, cautious, cynical and self-repressed do not live at all. And that is simply no way to be in this world." - Anthon St. Maarten

“Is This Making Kids Dumb?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Is This Making Kids Dumb?”* by Bill Bonner “Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time? When the sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine.” – “Desperado,” The Eagles GUALFIN, Argentina – "No major meltdown in the stock market yesterday. Au contraire, stock prices generally moved up. But our focus this week is on the real, the concrete – things that matter. Like cold feet. We have only a few days more at the ranch; we have to pay attention to them. And there is so much to pay attention to! *Everything Matters: *“I read that kids today spend nearly eight hours a day on their cellpho... more »

Sea of doom

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*Dateline London*'s Alex Deane on Laura K:

Great minds...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Someone else seems to have noticed the same thing...

White House In Lockdown After Object Is Thrown Over Fence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The White House has been locked down amid fears a suspicious package was hurled over the fence. It is the second lock down in less than 24 hours when an intruder breached security at the north lawn of the presidential residence by leaping over the fence. President Obama is believed to be inside the White House. The Mirror reports: The security alert was activated after a package containing papers and a phone was thrown over the fence, according to CNN. The Secret Service, which protects the president and the White House, was reportedly checking for any possible threats in the area f...more »

Catholic Schools to Host Pro-Abortion Speakers at Commencements

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Catholic college - 900] At least 10 Catholic colleges are hosting commencement speakers or honoring individuals this year who are publicly opposed to Catholic beliefs on abortion and marriage. Although these universities technically subscribe to the church's prohibition of abortion and same-sex marriage, students at... more »

State Department Announces Plans to Circumvent US Law in Order to Advance Climate Agenda

Brett Schaefer & Steven Groves at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Kerry and Kirby - 900] State Department spokesman John Kirby announced that the Obama administration plans to circumvent U.S. law in order to advance its climate agenda. This should come as no surprise, as the president has already circumvented the Constitution through not submitting what... more »

What Will Be China's Diplomatic Cost For Its South China Sea Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese oil rig Haiyang Shi You 981 (C) is seen in the South China Sea, off the shore of Vietnam in this May 14, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Minh Nguyen/Files James Goldrick, Lowy Institute, Real Clear Defense: *Beijing's South China Sea "Land Creation"* *At What Cost?* China's leadership faces difficult decisions in the South China Sea. China is at some risk of achieving what it sees as a military success at the price of losing the peace. There is increasing evidence that its land creation (for they are not 'reclamation') activities in the South China Sea are developing a network ... more »

China Dismisses Pentagon's Report On 'Freedom Of Navigation'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CCTV:* *China dismisses Pentagon report on freedom of navigation* BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday urged the United States to show respect for other countries' sovereignty and security. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the statement at a regular press briefing when asked to comment on an annual freedom of navigation report released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on April 25. According to the DoD Freedom of Navigation Report for the Fiscal Year 2015, the U.S. military conducted "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries and region... more »

Prince Harry Says ‘Arse’ During Live BBC Interview

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Prince Harry said ‘Arse’ live on air during Chris Evans’ Radio 2 breakfast show. The Prince who is fifth in line to the royal throne uttered the word on behalf of injured servicemen and women, for lack of a better word. The Independent reports: While “arse” might not even constitute a swear word for most of us mere mortals, Prince Harry has still created a little controversy for uttering this profanity. The 31-year-old Prince was caught off guard while speaking to Top Gear host Chris Evans about the forthcoming Invictus Games. “It is epic amounts of fun, and it’s for everyone,’ the ... more »

U.S. Double Standards May Lead To WW3 Says Iran’s Defense Minister

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Iran’s defense minister has slammed the United States for adopting double-standards in policy to defend their interests. He also accused them, Saudi Arabia, and Israel for propping up terrorist groups Speaking at the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS), Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said that such double standards may finally lead to a new world war. Press TV reports: For the sake of safeguarding its own interests, Washington is employing “double, multiple standards on the main issues associated with the disruption of safety and stability,” Dehqan said, adding,... more »

Ted Cruz Taps Carly Fiorina to Serve as Running Mate

Scott Bauer & Steve Peoples at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has chosen Fiorina to serve as his running mate.] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina -- a woman who he said has repeatedly “shattered glass ceilings” -- to serve as his... more »

Belgian Minister: Muslims Will ‘Very Soon’ Outnumber Christians in Europe

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Cross, Church, Christians, Christianity, Crescents, Mosques, Muslims, Islam, Sunrise, Sunset] Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens believes practicing Christians in Europe will be outnumbered by devout Muslims "very soon." Geens made the remarks Monday during a European Parliament debate on terrorism. Geens warned about the rapidly declining number of Christians attending church... more »

EPA Continues to Implement Global Warming Plan Supreme Court Said It Couldn’t

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: EPA Gina McCarthy] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are moving ahead with a key part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) despite the Supreme Court issuing a stay against the agency's global warming plan in February. The EPA submitted a proposal to the... more »

"The greatest broadcaster in the world" in action

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
*That* exchange on this morning's *Today* 02:39.15: *Nick Robinson*: A last word on an organisation that you used to be in charge of...You were chairman of *this *organisation, of course, which you generously called "the greatest broadcaster in the world", the BBC. There are people on* your* side of the argument, who are in favour of remaining in the EU, who - to paraphrase them - say the BBC's bending over backwards to produce balance in this argument and doing so in a way that does *not *produce the facts. *Lord Patten*: Well, I think the BBC has an extremely difficult job. It's... more »

From the Christian Cross to Mobile Phone Towers – A Brief History of Mind Control

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Julian Rose* - Just what exactly is it that is being sacrificed?

BBC: 1 in 6 People on BBC Will be Gay or Disabled by 2020

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Radio - 900] BBC, the world's largest broadcasting company by number of employees, is striving to have a workforce where one in six is gay, lesbian or disabled by 2020. Half the workforce, both on- and off-screen, have to be women. The number... more »

Another Study Shows Fracking Isn’t Poisoning America’s Water

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Anti-fracking demonstration outside New York Governor Cuomo's office on October 9, 2012.] Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas has essentially no effect on local water quality, according to a study published Tuesday by scientists at the University of Texas Arlington. The researchers collected and analyzed private well-water samples in Texas four times over... more »

Einstein grad student admits cooking data, settles with Office of Research Integrity

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
One Friday in January, graduate student Meredyth Forbes was reviewing material for her dissertation with her mentor when she decided to make a confession. She “burst out with a statement that some of the data was fabricated,” said Edward Burns, research integrity officer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where Forbes worked. It was, Burns told Retraction Watch: a spontaneous, unsolicited, admission […] The post Einstein grad student admits cooking data, settles with Office of Research Integrity appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Genetically Modified Crops: The Trouble Is In The Soil

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
The fundamental argument is that industrial cropping methods steadily denature soils until it becomes unusable. We are not there yet and GMOs are actually a way to postpone that day.. Salvaging those soils will mean a full return to organic methods augmented with biochar amendment in particular. I make the argument that we cannot start soon enough and will need access to human labor in particular to optimize the organic protocol. That will provide a mainstay for my economic redevelopment that ends poverty and provides a healthy life way for all humanity. The process has begu... more »

You Know the Benefits of Meditation – But What Are the Pitfalls?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
.I do meditate but not nearly as much as i would like and i came to it all only several years ago when i began seeing confirmation of clear benefits. I am definitely a late adopter. And i have zero ambition to cancel gravity by this means. I have learned that it takes about fifteen minutes for the mind to properly settle down. Then you are really meditating. It also helps to do contemplative meditation before you start. Once you have mastered the process which can takes some time, just enjoy what comes. The inner sun is real and so is light and yes white ligh... more »

The Amazingly Simple and Cost-Effective Way to End Homelessness — for Good

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is turning out to be far more effective than anyone imagined. Note here that this a necessary solution for those who are clearly unemployable and just as obviously unable to navigate any of the services available. If you have a basket of mental issues, there is no magic. So stop acting as it is these folks fault that they are part of the lower third of human functionality. What is startling is just how cost effective this has become. That alone supports ongoing political support from all those folks truly embarrassed by the phenomena. Something that works well... more »

A Tax on Income Attacks Life Itself

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Through the income tax, the government can be informed regarding the financial activities of every citizen and can of course snoop as it wishes. That is trouble enough but quite rightly it makes general surveilance possible if only because it provides a starting point. It is an enabler. I still think we want that but in a digestible form . That is a hard problem to set up. . *A Tax on Income Attacks Life Itself* *Our lives and liberties are unsafe so long as it exists* - *Jeffrey Tucker * *Friday, April 15, 2016* * https://fee.org/articles/a-tax-on-income-attacks-... more »

My Press TV "Face to Face" interview on 9/11 truth

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Regular Truth Jihad Radio guest Martin Hill just posted this interview alongside the "Three Little Pigs Jew Scene" which I discuss at minute 6:55. I point out that the evil vizier in Aladdin – the first Disney project after the company was acquired by Zionist Jew Michael Eisner – is an Arab Muslim stereotype based on the Jewish fuller brush man character in the Three Little Pigs:

Annexing Mosul, Destroying Iraq & Collapsing Mosul Dam (Making way for Badush): Part 2

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Finally, the second half of* *Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too! * *Additional Background: 2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing* *You may need to read the two relinks if you have not already. And you really should read all the way to the end. I saved the **pièce de résistance for the end!* *A quick review:* Everyone has to realize that what is set to happen in Mosul has *zero to do with ‘fighting ISIS’ *and everything to do with *birthing the ‘new middle east’*. Ash Carter has stated quite clearly. *“The U.S. plan to accele... more »

Trump Vows to Put ‘America First’ in Foreign Policy

JILL COLVIN & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him.] (Eds: Updates with additional details.) WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare formal policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to put American s... more »

Police: Prince Was Murdered

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Police have reportedly launched a murder investigation into Prince’s death with insiders believing it is ‘extremely likely’ the star was killed in eerily similar circumstances to Michael Jackson. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED Detectives are looking into whether Prince was over-prescribed pharmaceutical drugs as a way of causing his death. They have put a crack team of investigators in place and are refusing to rule out a criminal homicide charge. ‘He was definitely killed, we just have to find out who did it,’ said a police insider. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES CONFIRMED His heirs decided to crem... more »

Video Shows The Grim Reality Of Life As ISIS Soldier

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Vice News has obtained footage claiming to show ISIS fighters involved in a fatal battle with Kurdish Peshmerga 30 miles outside of Mosul. The headcam footage was recovered from an ISIS fighter’s helmet and finishes with the man getting shot and martyred. Talk and Purpose reports: As VICE rightly points out, the ISIS propaganda wing, comprised of a growing collective of sympathetic media outlets, is prudent in how it represents the group’s battlefield prowess on the internet. Official videos, of which there are hundreds — maybe thousands — typically, if not always, depict ISIS in a ... more »

High Court Seems Poised to Overturn Conviction of Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)

SAM HANANEL at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Robert McDonnell - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed poised to overturn the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges and place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws. Justices across the ideological spectrum expressed... more »

‘Black Womyn’ Complain, Get Dinner Canceled After It Invites Non-Blacks

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Gates_at_Pomona_College - 900] A dinner event at Pomona College intended to be open to all non-white women was canceled after it was denounced by black women at the school for not being black-only. The so-called "Dinner for the Sistahs" event was to be held last... more »

Ahead of Key U.N. Ruling Tensions Rise In the South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Storm clouds gather over South China Sea ahead of key U.N. ruling* BEIJING — A summer storm is brewing in the South China Sea. Evidence appears to be mounting that China is pondering another bout of island-building in the sea, and the United States is already on alert. Twice last week — and again on Tuesday — the U.S. Pacific Command said it sent warplanes close to Scarborough Shoal, a triangular chain of coral reefs, sand and rocks just off the coast of the Philippines. In Beijing, the response was sharp. The shoal is the latest point of friction between Chin... more »

F-22 Pilots Say They Are Not Being Deployed To Eastern Europe To 'Provoke' Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Two US F-22 Raptor fighters have been flown to Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania to deter Russian agression. REUTERS/Toby Melville *Reuters:* *'We're not here to provoke,' say U.S. jet pilots on Putin's doorstep* For the squadron of U.S. fighter pilots standing on the runway of an air base in Romania, the mission is clear: show that the United States is ready to flex its military muscles if needed, and don't provoke the Russians. Two advanced F-22 U.S. fighters flew to the base on the Black Sea on Monday for the first time since Washington beefed up military support for NATO'... more »

Russian S-300 Delivery To Iran Is Ahead Of Schedule

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT*:* Russian deliveries of S-300s to Iran ‘ahead of schedule,’ arms export official says* Iran is receiving its first deliveries of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems well ahead of schedule, and Tehran is in talks with Moscow about the purchase of other weaponry, Russia’s top arms export official said. Russian deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran are going as planned, the head of Russia's federal arms exports service, FSVTS, told journalists on Tuesday. “I would even say that we’re well ahead of schedule,” Fomin was quoted by TASS as saying. “Hopefully, everyth... more »

Sanders Fighting to End of Primary; "Can't Snap" Fingers & Tell Supporters to Back Clinton

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Bernie this morning on ABC, clearly and toughly stating his case, and why he'll take it all the way to the... https://t.co/58CM9NSrSs — Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 24, 2016 *by Gaius Publius* I don't want this point to get lost. It was made in a longer piece I recently did, but it's important as a stand-alone. After the New York primary, Bernie Sanders took a day off and appeared, to me at least, to take a moment to get his feet back under him (I like the athlete metaphor since he is one). Then he came back strong with these two messages: - I'm fighting until the last vote ... more »

Hubble Telescope Spots New Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA’s Hubble Space telescope has found a previously unseen moon around the dwarf planet Makemake. The very bright dwarf planet lies beyond the planets of the Solar System in the Kuiper Belt, catching the last rays of the sun, after which lies the vast void of outer space that contains 99.9999… % of the universe. Science Focus reports: Warm spot mystery Named after the creation god of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island, Makemake (pronounced mah-key mah-key) has puzzled scientists as to why despite infrared readings showing a bright and cold surface, the dwarf planet frequently sho...more »

Scientology Leader Threatens To Sue His Father Over New Tell-All Book

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientology leader David Miscavige is engaged in a new war with his 80 year old father over a new tell- all book. The book exposes internal Scientology leadership struggles between founder L. Ron Hubbard and current leader David Miscavige and alleges poor living conditions and violence at the organization’s California headquarters. Ron Miscavige’s highly anticipated memoir entitled ‘Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me’, is due to hit stores next week. RT reports: Among the allegations in the book is that David “seized power” from Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. ... more »

French Agent Orange Film

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The film trailer is easily understood by anyone even if you don't speak French. The legacy of US use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War still haunts the people and the environment. Thanks to my friend André Bouny for his work in France on this issue for many years. Visit his web site *here*


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Norway Offers Refugees Cash To Leave The Country No Energy Recovery In Sight: Freeport Fires 25% Of Its Oil And Gas Workers Major UK Pension Fund Slashes Benefits As Funding Crisis Spreads Seymour Hersh: Saudis Paid Pakistan to Hold bin Laden To Prevent U.S. Interrogation Vertical Gardening Eight Times as Productive Carlyle Group beats expectations, profit drops 79% German Nuclear Power Plant Confirms It Was Infected With Computer Viruses Venezuela Economy Literally Grinds To A Halt As Maduro Orders "Five Day Weekend" For Public Workers And... Cash-Starved IS... more »

$15 Minimum Wage Sends California Businesses Fleeing

Connor D. Wolf 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.] California businesses are already starting to move out of state less than a month after lawmakers raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to reports Monday. California beat New York by a couple hours April 4 to become... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood headlines Wednesdays at the Square and much more from da NOLA DEFENDER * *Levees.Org founder is featured in this film 'Only New Orleans.' Free screening today 1225 N. Rampart Street at 2:15p *

Warning Graphic Content!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The United States Air Force and CIA assassinate targets in residential areas, at FUNERALS and WEDDINGS and routinely murder children, mothers and entire families. They do this in countries we have no declaration of war with or a recognized combat zone. This video was made at Creech Air Force base where pilots have commanded drones that have executed many children. At the annual SHUT DOWN CREECH protest (2016), the EEK TEAM (environmentally evolved Kids) performed what may be the pinnacle of "Die-Ins", the execution of a funeral procession. The number of funerals targeted by Cr... more »

Suspicious Fires

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*CN Rail Trestle Bridge on fire near Mayerthorpe, Alberta* Glancing through the news headlines this morning...I had to get to RT before finding out about the huge railway trestle fire in Alberta. It wasn't in the Canadian media headlines and so I went back to the CBC and found it on the back pages. When I was in my early 20's and then later on when I was raising my two sons...I travelled Canada coast to coast by train. I've done it five times in all. In the 1990's, I took my sons when they were pre-teenagers so they could appreciate the vastness and beauty of Canada. It is truly ... more »

Naz Shah!

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Naz Shah. What can I say? The Daily Politics tackled this issue. They were baffled. Where does it all come from, they wondered, not once mentioning the Muslims. “How are these things not picked up during the selection process? asked Liam Fox. Andrew Neil said: What’s going through someone’s mind when you post “Let’s not forget that everything Hitler did was legal” “I don’t know - some of the things you see on social media...” said Lisa Nandy. “It’s like something from the Ku Klux Klan” continued Neil. “Adolf Eichmann suggested in 1940 that all Jews should be deported from Germ... more »

Popular Science top 10 for 2016

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Poplular Science used to be about my favorite magazine.

Avett BrothersAin't No Man

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Updated: I incorrectly said Avett Brothers were an Austin band, the are in fact from NC. -AK* Love this song... great lyrics too... "Ain't No Man" or is a song by *The Avett Brothers* that was premiered at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona on March 13, 2016. The song features the full 7-piece band in a predominantly vocal soul-inspired song with Bob on bass guitar, Mike on drums and Tania on tambourine. *Lyrics* *Ain't No Man* *By * *Avett Brothers* Ain't no man that can save me There ain't no man that can enslave me Ain't no man or men that can change ... more »

Note Left Next To Bodies Of Muslim Couple Murdered In California

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Muslim couple were found shot to death at their home in California on Sunday with a chilling message left behind by the killer that read, “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.” Police believe the suspect or suspects where familiar with the couple and are looking for their son to eliminate him from their inquiries. Fox News reports: San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said Tuesday the bodies of Shamima Rabbi, 57, and Golam Rabbi, 59, were discovered at around 2 p.m. Sunday in their Quimby neighborhood home. The Los Angeles Times reported that police were called to check out the home af... more »

Triggered by radio 4

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Lots of people listen to the radio while they work. They can take their minds off the here-and-now and lose themselves in whatever the BBC streams into their brain. They’re aiming for a kind of mindlessness. (the opposite of mindfulness.) Anyway, I wasn’t exactly working while I listened to radio 4 for an hour or so yesterday morning, but I felt I was being bullied. Jane Garvey and some other voices were speaking to me, confiding in me almost conspiratorially, as if I were their friend. They were telling me what I should think, and to demur would be objectionable. Before Woman’s... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1HcpOtAYhc

"Your Credo..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.” - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn ○ “Biology says that we are who we are from birth. That our DNA is set in stone. Unchangeable. Our DNA doesn't account for all of us though, we're human. Life changes us. We develop new traits. Become less territorial. We start competing. We learn from our mistakes. We face our greatest fears. For better or worse, we find ways to become more than our biology. The risk of course is that we can change too much to... more »

Police Robots: Human lives matter

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
[image: Anbot China Police Robot]It Its only the logical development.

Research assistant fired for using student’s thesis in a paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
A research assistant at King Saud University (KSU) has lost his job after he used material from a student’s thesis without permission or attribution in a paper. Lakshmana Krishnappa was terminated after a disciplinary committee considered his case last November, the vice dean for postgraduate training and research at KSU told Retraction Watch. In April of last year, […] The post Research assistant fired for using student’s thesis in a paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Democracy in Saudi Arabia?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) tweeted at 1:45 PM on Fri, Mar 25, 2016: I asked the Saudi ambassador to the UN why he supports democracy in Syria but not in Saudi Arabia - @AJUpFront clip: https://t.co/bblCAHCdZS (https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/713361161161408512?s=03)

Never Again, Fear and Faith in Paris

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I meant to watch “Never Again. Fear and Faith in Paris” last night, but unfortunately I fell asleep. Never mind. I watched it this morning on iPlayer. It started promisingly. The first part included rather sympathetic treatment of the current wave of antisemitism in France, seen from the perspective of French Jews. Mother and daughter. Fearful in Paris Professor Andrew Hussey, author of “The French Intifada” was featured as the film’s resident expert. I hadn’t heard of Prof. Hussey so I searched for a few reviews of his book. The Guardian’s critic David A Bell, didn’t seem to... more »

"Stories Of Despair From The Forgotten People That The U.S. Economy Has Left Behind"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Stories Of Despair From The Forgotten People * *That The U.S. Economy Has Left Behind"* by Michael Snyder "There is so much economic despair in our country today, but if you have a good job and if you live in a good neighborhood you might not ever encounter it. There really are “two Americas” in 2016, and they are getting farther and farther apart with each passing year. On the one hand, you have lots of people smiling in New York City these days because of the stock market boom, and property values have soared to ridiculous levels in San Francisco because of the tech bubble. Bu... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Economy: Greg Hunter, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Gregory Mannarino

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"John Williams: Dollar Panic Coming" * By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Economist John Williams has long predicted the $16 trillion in U.S. dollar assets held outside of America will be sold in a panic. The time draws near for that scenario to unfold, and Williams explains, “When people start selling the dollar, or dollar denominated assets, you will see the value of the plunge. We have had a remarkable rally in the dollar since mid-2014, and it is up over 30%. It is going to be going down by more than that, and we are going to be headed to new lows. We have the waffling of the F... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"ZINGER ALERT: When life hurts. When it baffles and confuses. When it doesn't quite seem to work. These are just signs from Me, as if I were tapping on your shoulder or whispering in your ear, trying to point out that something important, something really, really important, is being misunderstood. And when ignored the tapping may just get louder and louder and louder. This Note is just in case, one day, something doesn't make sense. You know, for a friend." "Warm hugs," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

“Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion”* by George Musser "This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein’s creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes infects even scientists. It opened up a universe that never ceases to surprise — black holes, the big bang, dark energy, gravitational waves — jolting us out of the grooves of thought that we fall into all too easily. Yet the... more »

John Kirby: Why Boots On The Ground Are Not Really Boots On The Ground

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
US troops are in Syria and the Pentagon has sent 250 more despite repeated promises to the contrary. President Obama confirmed plans to dramatically increase the American troop presence in Syria by deploying the additional 250 personnel, saying that the troops would help drive out ISIS. But according to the US State Department spokesman John Kirby, those soldiers wearing boots in Syria aren’t actually “boots on the ground.” Russia Today reports: In 2013, Obama promised not to put any “American boots on the ground in Syria.” The president repeated that claim in a September 2014 inter... more »

Trump Swept, But It’s Not in the Bag. The Left Just Wants You to Think It Is.

John Zmirak at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump Godfather - 900] Donald Trump has swept the "Acela Primary," winning large margins in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland. His delegate haul (which is still uncertain) brings him closer to the magic number needed to clinch the nomination on a first... more »

Responding to Christians Who Oppose the Target Boycott

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Target Shopping Cart Building - 900] As the call to boycott Target continues to gain momentum, with almost one million people signing the boycott pledge on the American Family Association's website in barely a week, other Christian voices are counseling against the boycott. Carmen Fowler Laberge,... more »

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