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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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English: Official photo of President Rousseff,...English: Official photo of President Rousseff, taken by official photographer, at Alvorada Palace on January 9th, 2011. Français : Photo de Dilma Rousseff, prise par un photographe officiel, dans le Palácio da Alvorada le 9 janvier, 2011. Português: Foto oficial da presidente Dilma Rousseff feita no Palácio do Alvorada no dia 9 de janeiro de 2011 pelo fotografo oficial. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Russia Gets Ready To Fight A 'Big War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 minutes ago
© Sputnik/ Valeriy Melnikov *Patrick ArmstrongSic Semper Tyrannis*: *Russia Prepares for a Big War: The Significance of a Tank Army* People who already understand how armies are put together should skip Part 1. Part 1. How armies are put together One of the things that I find irritating about battles in movie is that the director seems to think that battles are about getting an inchoate mass of soldiers together, giving a rousing speech and yelling "Charge!" That is absolutely not how it works nor ever has worked. Real armies are assembled out of groupings made from smaller grou... more »

Impeachment Proceedings Against Brazil's President And Vice President Are Moving Forward

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 minutes ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil congressional report favors impeaching President RousseffBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff moved closer to impeachment when a key member of a Congressional committee said on Wednesday there were grounds for the Senate to put her on trial for manipulating budget accounts in 2014 to boost her reelection prospects. Congressman Jovair Arantes told the 65-member lower house committee there were "minimal indications" that Rousseff had committed an impeachable crime, but that it was up to the Senate to judge the president. Arantes had been asked by the committee to...more »

The Republican Party's Grassley-McConnell Blockade Of The Supreme Court Continues

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 minutes ago
*Iowa Republicans obstructing the Supreme Court* If I was a senator, I'd be predisposed to vote against Merrick Garland. He's just too conservative. I wrote about it on the day President Obama nominated him. But I would have not the slightest reticence about speaking with him and examining him in an open hearing. Anything less is strictly anti-democratic, hyper-partisan obstructionism, disrespect for the Constitution and for the American voters who elected Barack Obama. If I remember correctly, Obama's approval rating is 53% (45% disapprove) whereas the Congress is barely in double ... more »

The Money Go-Round

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 59 minutes ago
The Panama Papers leak is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to global tax havens. I want to see some names of leading western politicians....why were they not released? The United States government is behind the recent tax avoidance-related leak known as the Panama Papers, in order to target Russia and President Vladimir Putin, renowned whistleblower group WikiLeaks claimed early Wednesday. WikiLeaks say the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project or OCCRP, "which targets Russia and (the) former USSR," receives funding from the U.S. Agency for Internationa...more »

Louise Benally: Big Mountain Terrorized as Peabody Coal Goes Bankrupt

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Benally Cattle Seized at Big Mountain US holds Dineh hostage with huge fees to release cattle By Louise Benally Dineh, Big Mountain Censored News We are asking you to take action. Big Mountain is under siege again because Peabody Coal is losing its income from coal mining, so it is pressuring the tribal government to attack its own people. We've been opposed to the mining since

Riding the ‘Turnaround’ Merry-Go-Round in the Continuing Assault on Philadelphia Public Schools: Part II

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
by Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! April 6, 2016 Part I of this series detailed how Mastery Charter is using the hostile takeover methods of the corporate world to takeover more Philadelphia Public Schools each year. But education deals with relationships between human beings, not the industrial products and natural resources of the corporate world. Thus, these hostile takeovers aggravate historic class and ethnic tensions (watch the video). Philadelphia schools have struggled for years with underfunding at the state level; now charters bring the added disparity in funding ... more »

Why Helen Clark will not be UN Secretary General

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
Why without a mirable will Helen Clark never become Secretary-General of the world’s most corrupt political organisation? Simply because it *is* the world’s most corrupt poilitical organisation, and those deciding the question don’t want someone knowing where their bodies are buried. Jim Rose expains it with a story told by (former Aussie PM) Bob Hawke: *Bob Hawke told us a story about a conversation he had with Margaret Thatcher on the candidature of [Hawke’s predecessor] Malcolm Fraser. Hawke said that Thatcher said do you really want Malcolm Fraser beating down you... more »

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, "My Silent Knowing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, "My Silent Knowing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f__Ml77XTQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Jupiter has auroras. Like near the Earth, the magnetic field of our Solar System's largest planet compresses when impacted by a gust of charged particles from the Sun. This magnetic compression funnels charged particles towards Jupiter's poles and down into the atmosphere. There, electrons are temporarily excited or knocked away from atmospheric gases, after which, when de-exciting or recombining with atmospheric ions, auroral light is emitted. *Click image for larger size.* The featured illustration portrays the magnificent magnetosphere around Jupiter in action. In the inset imag... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Sound And Fury”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Sound And Fury”* by Chet Raymo “Not so long ago, I mentioned here Himmler and Heydrich, two of Hitler's most terrible henchmen. A friend said to me: "If there's no afterlife, no heaven or hell, then those two diabolical creatures got away with it. Their fate was no different than that of any one of their victims, an innocent child perhaps." And, yes, if there is no God who dispenses final justice, then we are left with an aching feeling of irresolution, of virtue unrewarded, of vice unpunished. Heydrich was gunned down by partisan assassins, and Himmler committed suicide a fe... more »

The Poet: Kuroda Saburo"I Am Completely Different"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"I Am Completely Different"* "I am completely different. Though I am wearing the same tie as yesterday, am as poor as yesterday, as good for nothing as yesterday, today I am completely different. Though I am wearing the same clothes, am as drunk as yesterday, living as clumsily as yesterday, nevertheless today I am completely different. Ah... I patiently close my eyes on all the grins and smirks, on all the twisted smiles and horse laughs- and glimpse then, inside me one beautiful white butterfly fluttering towards tomorrow." - Kuroda Saburo

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Stanley Kubrick Moon Landing Set Up For Auction At Sotheby’s

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
An advance copy of a Sotheby’s Auction House brochure shown to Your News Wire suggests an enormous trove of Stanley Kubrick’s film props, accessories, and memorabilia, spanning five decades of work, is being prepared for auction in London. The items set to receive the most attention, not to mention the largest financial windfall for Sotheby’s and the heirs to the Kubrick estate, are 71 historical artefacts from the top secret moon landing film he directed as part of a joint NASA/CIA co-production in 1969. The space suit worn by Neil Armstrong during his epochal moon walk is already ... more »

BIA Hopi Rangers Seized Big Mountain Cattle

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
.                                                 April 6, 2016 Big Mountain Dineh Resisters to PL 93-531 434-607-7677 and 937-479-4214 Or Black Mesa Indigenous Support blackmesais@gmail.com                                                                                                                               April 6, 2016 – Big Mountain Dineh Bikeyah:  Today, there

"Summon Your Aliveness: Being Fully Present"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Summon Your Aliveness: Being Fully Present"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we live fully in the moment there is an aliveness that comes easily. When we are fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes easily when we are absorbed in work or play that we love, but it is available to us in every moment, and we can l... more »

Psychology: "The Kafka Effect"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"The Kafka Effect"* by Nick Tasler "A few years ago, researchers at the University of British Columbia brought two groups of study participants into their lab and asked them to read a short story. One group read an adaptation of a story by the great German author, Franz Kafka. "The Country Dentist" was a typically Kafkaesque story, meaning that its twists and turns made absolutely no sense—from the neighbor who kindly but inexplicably acts like a horse to the family who begs the dentist to pull a tooth from their toothless child. The second group of participants read a version of... more »

Does The U.S. President Now Have A 'Blank Check' To Wage War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
President Bush is seen here in 2008 with Democrat candidate Barack Obama. The Telegraph *Andrew J. Bacevich, War Is Boring:* *The U.S. President Has a Blank Check for Waging War* *How the United States became a prisoner of war and Congress went MIA* Let’s face it — in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land — otherwise considered sacrosanct — becomes nonbinding, subject to being waived at the whim of government authorities who are impatient, scared, panicky or just plain pissed ... more »

Grand Mufti Says Israel Are Using ISIS To Blackmail Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Syrian Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun has said that Israel continues to blackmail Syria by claiming that they can tell ISIS to stop attacking Damascus if the government make concessions to Israel in return. According to Hassoun, since the outbreak of the foreign-backed militancy, Israel has constantly offered deals to end ISIS’ terror campaign if Syrian officials agree to cut their ties to Hezbollah – indicating that ISIS and Israel are working very closely together. Alalam.ir reports: Since 2011, “we have been receiving unofficial offers to make a deal that would end it... more »

German Comedian Faces Prison After Insulting Turkish Leader

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A popular young German comedian may face a jail sentence of up to five years for insulting Turkish leader president Recep Tayyip Erdogan live on TV. Jan Böhmermann read out a self-penned poem on Thursday evening which mocked the President, and Turkey have threatened to press charges against the comic. Thelocal.de reports: He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public – that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear poem” which, among many i... more »

Brussels Bomber Worked In EU Parliament

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
One of the Brussels bombers who killed 32 people on March 22 had previously worked within the European Parliament six years earlier, an EU assembly spokesperson has confirmed. 25-year-old Najim Laachraoui worked as a cleaner in Parliament in 2009 and 2010, just a few years before helping suicide bombers in the Paris attacks last November and then blowing himself up at the Brussels airport attack a few months later. Curiously, Najim Laachraoui had also taken a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel shortly before the terrorist attacks. Reuters.com reports: In 2009 and 2010, “on...more »

"You Have Enemies?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

The Truth About the “Panama Papers”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*Guest post by Chris Campbell from Laissez Faire Books.* In case you’re not caught up: 11 million documents have been leaked, via an anonymous source, out of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. These documents reveal nearly a half a century of offshore tax evasions committed by a den of capitalist thieves, out to rob the public of their “hard-earned” plunder. Kidding. Really, the shadiest of the revelations come from actors of the State, those who siphon off tax money and stuff it away in Central America — not “greedy capitalists” trying to “hoard all the milk” from th... more »

Governor Faces Racketeering Suit Over Flint Water Crisis

AP at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Attorney Marc Bern speaks during a press conference announcing a racketeering lawsuit targeting Gov. Rick Snyder and other state and local officials over lead contamination of the city’s drinking water, in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, April 6, 2016. It accuses Snyder and others of hatching a “wrongful scheme” to reduce Flint’s indebtedness by stopping the impoverished city from buying treated Lake Huron water from Detroit, instead of “invoking time tested, well-honed federal bankruptcy protections for restructuring the debts of municipalities.”] FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Hundreds of r... more »

X22Report: It Has Begun, Counting down To The Next Event

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Title: It Has Begun, Counting down To The Next Event - Episode 938b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: April 6, 2016. Description: * Panama Papers is an intelligence operation. 1 in 4 college students want to crush the First Amendment. Netherlands voted down the proposal of the EU-Ukraine relationship. China announce trade sanctions against North Korea. Syrian opposition fires MANPAD that brings down a Syrian jet during the ceasefire. Obama pulling troops out of Sinai and moving them to another location. US ups military spending. The countdown has begun to the next event.

Soros Foundation Behind Fake Panama Papers Leak

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
As the corporate media has rushed to condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin following the Panama Papers leak, nobody has yet reported on the fact that the organisation behind the leak – the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) – is funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. According to CNN, “ICIJ [International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] and an international coalition of media outlets investigated the trove of papers, which allegedly reveal a clandestine network involving associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and business ti...more »

Hillary Clinton Says Newborn Babies Have ‘Zero Human Rights’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has lashed out against pro-lifers saying that not only do unborn children have zero “constitutional rights” – even babies just hours away from being born do not deserve to be treated humanely. On ABC’s “This View” program on Tuesday, Clinton said a child about to be born has zero constitutional rights because “that is the way we structure it”. Dailycaller.com reports: Co-host Paula Faris asked Clinton about her comments from NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday where she said, “the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.” Faris then asked Clinton, “At what poi... more »

US Government Says Mobile Homes Are Now Illegal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The U.S. government have announced plans to make it illegal for anybody to own a mobile home, or tiny house, without a special license – in a bid to eradicate offgrid living in America. Following on from local governments around the country criminalizing private rainwater collection, the federal government now want home owners to obtain a special license from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authority to verifiy that their home conforms to the same standards that recreational vehicles (RV’s) are required to have. Wakingscience.com reports: HUD is seeking to ... more »

How Bad Would A Nuclear Terror Attack Be?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Simulated effects of a 16-kiloton nuclear device detonated at Union Station in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wellerstein) *Keturah Hetrick, Defense One:* *How Bad Would A Radiological Terror Attack Be?* An interactive map shows a wide variation of outcomes for “nuclear terrorism.” When it comes to human health, all nuclear scenarios are not created equal. The Chernobyl disaster caused an estimated 16,000 cases of thyroid cancer, while the Fukushima power plant accident barely produced any. A dizzying number of variables go into understanding the damage that a particular nuclear or radio... more »

Russian President Putin Creates A New National Guard

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting, dedicated to the creation of a national guard at the Kremlin in Moscow. Kremlin Press Service *Mark Galeotti, In Moscow's Shadows*: *Putin’s new National Guard – what does it say when you need your own personal army?* The idea of creating a National Guard (NG) for Russia bringing together public security forces under a single command has been raised periodically and always abandoned for very good reasons, not least the lack of any apparent need to have a Praetorian Guard on steroids. In 2012, for example, I didn’t think it like... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Bethan McKernan, The Independent*: *The most incredible details from the Panama Papers investigation* Millions of confidential documents belonging to a secretive law firm servicing the world's wealthy were leaked on Sunday, exposing how the one per cent hide their money through offshore companies. The 'Panama Papers', as they have been dubbed, contain links to 72 current or former heads of state, dictators and other powerful clients of secretive Panamaian lawfirm Mossack Fonseca. The leak is being touted as the biggest in history - and the full range of potential consequences is...more »

The CIA Is Into Cooking

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Jason Leopold, VICE:* *The CIA Helped Produce an Episode of 'Top Chef'* What do the movies Argo and Zero Dark Thirty have in common with the novel The Devil's Light by Richard North Patterson; Bravo's Top Chef Covert Cuisine; the USA Network cable series Covert Affairs; the History Channel documentary Air America: The CIA's Secret Airline; and the BBC documentary The Secret War on Terror? They all received "support" from the CIA's Office of Public Affairs (OPA), the division that interacts with journalists and acts as the liaison with the entertainment industry. But the exact nat... more »

Electing Democrats Isn't The Solution-- Electing Progressives Is... Take California, For Example

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Bad news for conservative Democrat Cheryl Brown and his lobbyist buddies* Yesterday the Courage Campaign released its report card for the California legislature-- and if you're laboring under the delusion that a Democratic majority and a Democratic governor means everything's going to be hunky-dory... a look at the scores will soon disillusion you. There are too few Republicans in the legislature to matter-- although if you guessed that every single Republican was a failure... you would be exactly right. Of the 28 Republicans in the Assembly, all 28 scored an "F." And of the 14 Rep... more »

Zika Virus Now Causes Nerve Cell Infections, Worrying Scientists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Scientists have warned that serious brain and spinal cord infections may occur in people who have been exposed to the Zika virus, in a worrying new development. Investigators say that as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, those with the virus may also suffer from encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis. Yahoo News reports: Evidence that Zika’s damage may be more varied and widespread than initially believed adds pressure on affected countries to control mosquitoes and prepare to provide intensive – and, in some cases, lifelong – care to more patients. The newly suspected disorders can ... more »

New KMT Chair Hung makes a classic move

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
*Rice.* Solidarity.tw translated a UDN article on new KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu's appointments to positions within the KMT: Days after naming members of her campaign team to party posts (S.tw: see below), new KMT Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) tonight announced a second round of personnel appointments. She named a record seven people as KMT deputy secretaries-general: -Legislator Lin Teh-fu (林德福) (S.tw: KMT legislative caucus secretary-general, and deep-blue representative of Hung’s home district of Yonghe), -Taitung County Council Speaker Rao Ching-ling (饒慶齡) -Chiayi City Counc... more »

The schools Steve Barr made: Green Dot Charters post NINE of lowest fifty SAT scores

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
*"The lowest-performing, based on test scores, is the large Green Dot chain." — Los Angeles Times* [image: Steve Barr. Stand up to Green Dot's corporate charter-voucher racism.] Beleaguered Green Dot schools have dealt with charges of racism, embezzlement, poor performance, and even cheating. Green Dot Founder Steve Barr (below) created a mythology about his corporate charters that persists even today. Barr photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Corporate profiteer Steve Barr is in the news again. Now he is mulling a run at Los Angeles Mayor. Barr calls himself an ... more »

Nagarno Karabakh or Why I'm ignoring the Panama Papers.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
Lots of coverage on the Panama Papers, so, no need for me to add any more. *From the first day the news broke, it felt like a distraction. * The ultra rich hiding their money doesn't seem like anything new under the sun. That said,what's happening with Nagarno Karabakh? Now that looks to be where the action is! A new front in the war to remake the Middle East and the "Heartland" or "The World Island" *A theory originating with Mackinder and expanded upon by Brzezinski.* *This PDF may help a very little* Image borrowed from jay's analysis *Jay has a related article-Why Does The “War... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 6 , 2016 ) Overview For Today ( 1. Yen Continues Rise Against Dollar , Fed Minutes Don't Change Dovish View For Markets. 2. Global Manufacturers Have Worst Quarter in About 3 Years. 3.Pound Hit By Worst Ever Current Account Deficit. 4. Panama Papers To Impact BREXIT Vote - Cameron Effect . 5. Governor Of Puerto Rico Set To Impose Capital Controls To Preempt Bank Cash Run.) Europe In Focus For Wednesday ( 1. Dutch Referendum - Voters Vote "No" To EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. 2. Greece In Focus - Political Updates / Bailout Talks With Creditors / Refugee Situation. 3. Spanish Political And Financial Sector Updates. 4. Iceland Political Situation - PM Resigns ( Or Doesn't ) , New Prime Minister Appointed - New Elections Called . 5. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Overview....... Asia Thursday Morning...... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago It's Kuroda's daily broken record: KURODA: BOJ WILL CHECK RISKS, ADD STIMULUS IF NEEDED *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago KURODA: CORE CPI EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 0% FOR THE TIME BEING. It's not like Japan has had QE for 3 years or something *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 1h 1 hour ago Today's China bear is calling outright crisis by 2020 b/c Beijing's given up on deleveraging http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2016-04-06/china-faces-a-debt-crisis-or-does-it … *Simon... more »

FBI Caught Creating Fake College To Entrap Criminals

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The FBI have admitted that they created an entirely fake University in order to lure criminals who intended to obtain student or work visas illegally. The University of Northern New Jersey was set-up 2½ years years ago by federal authorities who used it to arrest 21 people on charges of conspiring to help 1,000 foreigners obtain illegal visas. Nypost.com reports: The defendants whose arrests were announced Tuesday knew the school was bogus, as did the foreigners, who pretended to be students there in order to stay in the U.S., authorities said. But they didn’t know it was set up as... more »

David Daleiden and the Pro-Choice Inquisition

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Inquisition_compressed] You’ve probably heard the old, lame feminist quip: "If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." The line is suitably grim to fit the feminist movement, and it has the added advantage of being false: Men cannot get... more »

Poll in Two States: One in Ten Americans Affected by Police Taking Their Property

Jason Snead at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Police search - 900] New polling data is shedding light on the widespread impact of pervasive property seizures under civil asset forfeiture laws. In both Utah and Florida, a substantial percentage of respondents -- nearly one in ten, in fact -- acknowledged that either they themselves... more »

A Battle Is Brewing Over Obama’s ‘Land Grabs’ in the Western US

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Barack Obama - 900] Republican lawmakers and ranchers relying on access to federal lands are gearing up to push back against the Obama administration's use of a century-old law to lock up millions of acres of public lands from development. The White House has used the... more »

Planned Parenthood CEO Speech at Catholic Georgetown Splits Students, Draws Fire

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Cecile Richards House Oversight Committee_900] A Georgetown student group’s invitation to have Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards speak at the Catholic university is causing a schism among students -- and drawn condemnation from leading Catholics. In March, The Lecture Fund invited Richards to speak and answer... more »

New York Times article: In the Mountains of Bolivia, by Michael Benanav

Carlos at Viva Bolivia - 5 hours ago
*Below is a New York Times article on Bolivia, perhaps the best every published in that paper on Bolivia, we look forward to more like this. It is by Michael Benanav, published on 23 March 2016, titled "In the Mountains of Bolivia: Encounters with Magic."* With a face as creased as a walnut shell and a smile as gleeful as it was toothless, 98-year-old Augustina Lamagril welcomed us into the small shop inside her adobe home. Rickety wooden shelves were stocked with sardines, cigarettes, beer, soda, kitchen utensils, light bulbs and other household goods. Beneath posters of the Vi... more »

You do not talk about Fight Club !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Fight Club trailer

Frontera Norte Sur: Easter Wars, Narco Negotiations and Tropical Tourism

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
April  6, 2016 Special Report By Frontera NorteSur Easter Wars, Narco Negotiations and Tropical Tourism As if the southern Mexican state of Guerrero didn't have enough troubles, an obscure force is stirring up a boiling cauldron even more. As the Holy Week/Easter holiday season that draws hundreds of thousands of Mexican tourists to Guerrero was picking up, a heretofore unknown group

World News Briefs -- April 6, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Executions Highest in 25 Years, Amnesty International Says* Despite a growing repudiation of the death penalty by governments around the world, at least 1,634 people were executed last year, the highest total in a quarter-century, Amnesty International said Wednesday in its annual report on capital punishment. The deaths represent more than a 50 percent increase over the 1,061 recorded in 2014 by Amnesty, a London-based rights group that has made abolition of the death penalty one of its signature causes. The group said almost 90 percent of the 2015 executions ... more »

Is North Korea Now Willing To Enter Into Talks With The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
President Barack Obama is briefed by Lt. Col. Ed Taylor as he views the DMZ from Observation Post Ouellette at Camp Bonifas, Republic of Korea, March 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) *Jonathan Broder, Newsweek*: *Dear Barack Obama, Kim Jong Un Wants to Talk* On a cold afternoon in February, several former American officials hurried to the Hilton hotel in Berlin, a city long known for its Cold War spies and intrigue. They had traveled there for a private meeting with senior representatives from North Korea, the most reclusive government in the world. Over the ... more »

Ted Cruz...Stalking Horse...or Trojan Horse?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Ted Cruz - Change agent for a North American Union* *...fronting for the Bankster Cabal* *As I feared....Ted Cruz won the GOP Wisconsin Primary last night*...thus edging the Republicans towards a "brokered convention". Trump came out and said today he believes that Cruz is just being "used" by the party to cause a "brokered convention"...at which time they will introduce* another more amenable candidate *to take the nomination from Trump. Kind of like a 'stalking horse'. It is amazing, with all his money, connections and experience, that Trump is essentially so politically naive.... more »

Two-Thirds of Germans Want Policy of Open Borders GONE

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Supporters of Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) hold banners during a demonstration called 'Patriotic's day' at Konigsufer square in Dresden, Germany on February 6, 2016.] Germans have finally had enough of the hundreds of thousands of migrants pouring across the country's borders without needing to show a passport. A new poll conducted by Ifop found that two-thirds of Germans want the open border policy, also known... more »

Heart Consciousness the Next Frontier in Brain and Neuroscience

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Dr. Fahad Basheer* - The heart communicates information to the brain and throughout the body via electromagnetic field interactions.


Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
ALL AND ANY CENSORSHIP IS WRONG. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. : :

Border Patrol Ignores Drug Smugglers Crossing Border Fence Into U.S.

ASTRID GALVAN at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, US Border Patrol] TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A widely seen video showing two suspected drug smugglers rapidly climbing a tall border fence -- within sight of three Border Patrol vehicles -- put on display for a global audience what the government says is... more »

Who Decides Level of Risk?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
Nuclear power's popularity has waned significantly in post-Fukushima Japan. Japanese citizens near nuclear power plants have used the court system to challenge efforts by the national government and nuclear industry to resume nuclear power plant operations. Recently a judge ruled that nuclear power constituted an acceptable level of risk: Court rejects appeal to halt operations of Sendai reactors April 6, 2016 THE ASAHI SHIMBUN http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201604060045.html MIYAZAKI--A high court here rejected an appeal by Kyushu residents seeking to shut down the only two... more »


Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Funny how the ancestors of immigrants can so easily forget their history and turn against the immigrant with bile and rancour as if they were to blame for all a nation's ills. As if all their true history can be consigned to some dim and dark cupboard where no one ever looks anymore. Where the truth can be shackled and hidden away the better to twist the myth. As if being a member of the human race is not enough you still have to join and subscribe to their tribe, their clan, their faith. What ever happened to one god. One faith. One human race?

What Does Mossack Fonseca Tell You About The Competence Of Bernie And Hillary-- Or Of Tim Canova And Wasserman Schultz?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Hillary was a big booster of the catastrophic Bush-Cheney decision to invade Iraq and disrupt the stability of the Middle East. Bernie was adamantly opposed. It turned out it be the worst American foreign policy decision in at least a century. And it is far from the only example of Hillary's instinctually bad, Republican-oriented decision-making in terms of foreign policy. Take a look at the video up top that shows her shilling for the terrible Panama Free Trade Agreement, juxtaposed with Bernie carefully laying out why that agreement was a terrible idea. It was her agreement and... more »

Iraq Puts Mosul Offensive On Hold

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Iraqi army’s effort to retake the northern city of Mosul from ISIS has been put on hold. The first phase of the campaign to liberate Mosul is running into difficulties as the army is short of men, training and tactics to be able to act independently from the more battle hardened Shiite and Kurdish militias. Reuters reports: Almost three weeks into the operation, Iraqi forces have retaken just three villages from Islamic State in the Makhmour area, which is set to be a key staging ground for a future assault on Mosul, around 60 km (40 miles) further north. The faltering start has ... more »

Idaho Governor Vetoes Bible-Related Public School Bill

KATHRYN HAAKE at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bible in School - 900] BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have expressly permitted the use of the Bible in public school instruction, calling the measure unconstitutional. “I have deep respect and appreciation for the Bible... more »

Pentagon: US May Set up More Small Outposts in Iraq

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: military outpost - Iraq - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon will consider opening more small military outposts that would provide artillery support and other aid to Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, a senior military... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

“Puppet On A String”: Hillary As President Would Be Catastrophic For The US And The World"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Puppet On A String: Hillary As President * *Would Be Catastrophic For The US And The World"* By Steven MacMillan *"Puppet on a String: *Clinton is the walking, talking definition of a political prostitute, completely controlled by special interests, Israel and the shadow establishment. Since the beginning of 2013, Clinton has received at least $21.7 million for 92 speeches she has given to private organizations and groups. This includes $225,000 from Morgan Stanley; $225,000 from Deutsche Bank; $225,000 from Bank of America; and $675,000 from the Goldman Sachs Group (for three sep... more »

Politics: "How DNC and 33 States Used Loopholes to Funnel Millions Into ‘Hillary Fund’"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"How DNC and 33 States Used Loopholes to Funnel Millions Into ‘Hillary Fund’"* By Alexandra Rosenmann "According to Counterpunch and Cenk Uygur, the host of Young Turks, the DNC and different states’ Democratic parties have long been funneling money into Hillary Clinton’s campaign, otherwise known as “laundering by the millions.” Counterpunch explains: "In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called the Hillary Victory Fund. The deal allowed many of h... more »

Foreign Policy Diary - Nagorno-Karabakh Standoff: geopolitical struggle in the Caspian Sea region

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
"Location explains Azerbaijan’s standing in the world. Situated on the oil rich Caspian Sea, the state is wooed by Western governments seeking an alternative to Russia as a source of energy imports. Israel is one such customer and in return sells large quantities of sophisticated weaponry to Azerbaijan, partly in exchange for oil." - *Robert Swift, "Azerbaijan: Israel’s secret Muslim friend" Jerusalem Post, November 2, 2015.* *An excerpt from, "Why the Armenian conflict should remain in the frozen status quo" By Kristin Cavoukian, The Globe And Mail, April 6, 2016: * With Nagorno-K... more »

April 6: What's going to happen in passionless New Brunswick

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
For those who have wondered why so few Americans were listed in the Panama Papers as tax evaders, here's why. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/06/panama-papers-us-tax-havens-delaware _________________________________________________________________ And here's the Trudeau government record on tax havens. Zip. http://ipolitics.ca/2016/01/22/a-clampdown-on-tax-havens-still-proves-elusive/ _________________________________________________________________ And aother example of Trudeau's casual approach. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/05/16/corporate-tax-havens-canada_n_729341... more »

The Economy: "Why Yellen Can Never Normalize Interest Rates"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Why Yellen Can Never Normalize Interest Rates"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "Yesterday, the Dow sold off – down 133 points. Oil traded in the $36 range. And Donald J. Trump lost the Wisconsin primary to Ted Cruz. Overall, world stocks have held up well, despite cascading evidence of impending doom. U.S. corporate profits have been in decline since the second quarter of 2015. Globally, 36 corporate bond issues have defaulted so far this year – up from 25 during the same period of 2015. Economists at JPMorgan Chase put the U.S. economy growth rate for the first quarter at 0.7% – do... more »

Will Oil Sanctions Push North Korea Push Over The Edge?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Charles Kennedy, Time/Oilprice.com*: *Oil Sanctions Risk Pushing North Korea Over the Edge* *Without oil and food, the unstable regime may take extreme steps* A new round of United Nations sanctions on North Korea has a lot of loopholes, and China is only enforcing those that hit at Pyongyang’s weapons-making capabilities. The rogue nation, that is once again making nuclear threats, is using its hostage population as a human shield in order to get Chinese oil and food. In January, Pyongyang conducted its forth nuclear test. In February, it launched a long-range rocket. In early M... more »

Government Seeks to Limit Questions in Clinton Email Case

MICHAEL BIESECKER at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for the State Department have asked a federal judge to limit the scope of testimony about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account as secretary of state. The government filed its response late Tuesday in...more »

Cruz Outmaneuvering Trump in Hand-to-Hand GOP Delegate Fight

[image: Cruz - 900] DENVER (AP) -- While the focus of the Republican presidential campaign shifts eastward to the New York primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is pivoting west, where he is quietly trying to chip away at Donald Trump’s lead in the race... more »

Major Union Makes Journalists Unknowingly Donate to Dems

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Journalists Blind Bias Journalism - 900] Journalists from some of the most renowned publications have indirectly contributed greatly to Democratic candidates, in a potential conflict of interest, due to being unionized, according to reports Tuesday. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has contributed to a list... more »

Iceland’s Prime Minister Now Says He Didn’t Resign

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
There seems to be some confusion in Iceland as prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is now denying yesterdays reports claiming he had resigned over the Panama Papers scandal. In a press release he said that his party’s vice-chairman has taken the office for an “unspecified amount of time.” Here’s the full email from Iceland’s government PR claiming prime minister did not in fact resign pic.twitter.com/4bap04OZBY — Richard Milne (@rmilneNordic) April 5, 2016 RT reports: “The Prime Minister has not resigned and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Progressive Party,” re...more »

Campaign watch: The press corps defends the press corps again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016Straw men v. Counselor Bruni:* As we mentioned last week, no code of silence matches the one maintained by the mainstream press corps. You do *not* criticize the press! Today, Frank Bruni casts himself in the role of defender of our most glorious guild. Once again, class traitor Nicholas Kristof seems to be the secret target of Bruni's irate defense. As quite a few other defenders have done, Counselor Bruni starts his spiel by setting up a straw man: BRUNI (4/6/16): The only way to discourage [the endless braying by Trump] is to ignore it: We can stop fee... more »

Trying To Repair The U.S. - Saudi Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Saudi King recieves U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (SPA) *Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*:* U.S. Scrambles to Repair Damaged Saudi Ties* U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will soon head to Saudi Arabia to discuss ways to increase cooperation in the war against the Islamic State. But there’s little indication he will be able to restore a vital relationship that's become riven with distrust in the last year, which would require him to reassure the Saudis on the very nature of the U.S. commitment to the kingdom and the region. Carter is... more »

U.S. May Pull Its Troops From Sinai Due To The Islamic State Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno awards coins for excellence to Soldiers during a visit to South Camp near Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt Sept. 21, 2012. Soldiers are deployed in the Sinai Peninsula in support of the Multinational Force and Observers. The MFO is an international peacekeeping force overseeing the terms of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. The MFO is currently comprised of troop formations from 12 different nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/Released) *CNN*: *First on CNN: U.S. mulls pulling troops from Sinai due to ISIS threat* Was... more »

Can I get a peace bond?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
If someone is harassing you it is possible, in some circumstances, to get what is known as a peace bond. That is a court order requiring that person to leave you alone and (usually) stay a specified distance away from you. The peace bond also requires more generally that the person bound by it keeps the peace and doesn't break the law. You can get a peace bond if you are afraid that another person will harm you, your partner (spouse or your common-law), your child, or damage your property. The other person could be anyone - a neighbour, an acquaintance or a family member. The peace... more »

Censored News wants access to Panama Papers data

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
(Image PBS) By Brenda Norrell Censored News Wikileaks countered the soft shoe approach of the Panama Papers and questions the motives of failing to expose US individuals involved in offshore accounts. Censored News wants access to the full set of data. No one who has the data now knows the secret players in Indian country. One man in a key trial in Indian country admitted lying under oath

First Syrians Leave for US Under Surge Resettlement Program

KHETAM MALKAWI at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: First Syrian family - 900] AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up “surge operation” for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday for Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled... more »

National Poo Museum Opens At Isle of Wight Zoo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A museum dedicated to poo has opened its doors to the public for the very first time in the UK, at the Isle of Wight Zoo. The National Poo Museum exhibits faeces from the animal and human kingdoms. ITV reports: The National Poo Museum has been created by members of the artist collective Eccleston George and features illuminated resin spheres to show off the different types of poo Various interesting facts are also hidden behind retro toilet lids which line the museum’s walls. The display also includes fossilised poo (coprolites) dating back 140 million years, a tawny owl pellet con... more »

WikiLeaks: US Government & Soros Funded Panama Papers To Attack Putin

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Wikileaks claims that Washington is behind the recently released Panama Papers, saying that the attack was ‘produced’ to target President Putin and Russia The whistleblowing organization said on Twitter that the Panama Papers data leak was produced by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), “which targets Russia and the former USSR.” #PanamaPapers Putin attack was produced by OCCRP which targets Russia & former USSR and was funded by USAID & Soros. pic.twitter.com/tgeKfLuROn — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 5, 2016 The “Putin attack” was funded by the US Agency f... more »

NY Times Editorial Board: SecDef Needs to Allow Transgenders in Military Post-Haste

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Ash Carter, Ashton Carter] The New York Times editorial board wrote an opinion piece Tuesday morning urging Defense Secretary Ash Carter to quit stalling and remove the military's transgender ban while the Obama administration is still in play. Carter announced in July, 2015, the... more »

A Modest Proposal for Speedier Justice

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 9 hours ago
What do you tell victims of crime when they find out that because of delays in the justice system they will not get their day in court? What do you tell a child temporarily removed from her home when she asks when she can go back and the answer is "when we can find a judge to decide"? These questions are just a few of many in a debate about access to justice in Ontario and Canada. Access to justice is a real issue affecting all Canadians from victims of crime to accused persons, children and families, the elderly, and the innocent. And, while we strive to improve access to justice, ... more »

Markos Moulitsas: "The Backup Nominee Is Joe Biden"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Markos Moulitsas says these are your Democratic choices unless Sanders wins the pledged delegate count (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo; source)* *by Gaius Publius* I didn't mean to do this twice, but events compel a few questions. Markos Moulitsas, a strong Clinton person, is apparently a strong anti-Sanders person as well. Either that or his friends-with-connections whispered something into his ear that he repeated out loud. Or both. *"The Backup Nominee is Joe Biden"* Note this brief exchange on his own site, Daily Kos. Moulitsas wrote a piece about how Bernie Sanders' camp... more »

Scientific misconduct and sexual harassment: Similar problems with similar solutions?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Today colleges and universities face a crisis of accountability in two domains: scientific misconduct and sexual harassment or assault. Scientific misconduct and sexual harassment/assault are obviously different, but the way they are reported, handled, and play out have many similarities. Michael Chwe at the University of California in Los Angeles has been thinking about this for […] The post Scientific misconduct and sexual harassment: Similar problems with similar solutions? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies at 79 of Pneumonia

KRISTIN M. HALL at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this Oct. 2, 2007 file photo, Merle Haggard poses at his ranch at Palo Cedro, Calif. Haggard died of pneumonia, Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Palo Cedro, Calif. He was 79.] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country giant Merle Haggard, who celebrated outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as Okie From Muskogee and Sing Me Back Home, died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday. Haggard’s manager, Frank... more »

The Regulation That Drastically Infringes Landowners’ Rights

Rachel Bovard at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Private Property Wetlands - 900] On March 30, the Supreme Court heard arguments in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. This case is one of a collection of land use cases that trickle into the Court from time to time, all representing the... more »

The Rise Of Radical Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr Is The Nightmare Scenario Facing Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Riyadh Mohammed, Fiscal Times:* *The Nightmare Scenario Facing Iraq – and the US* Just as the Iraqi government announced the beginning of the operations to liberate Mosul, the country’s second largest city, Iraq’s internal political turmoil threatens to reverse what has been achieved against ISIS. The Iraqi army launched an offensive 12 days ago to capture a group of villages south of Mosul. The battle of Mosul is being led by the Iraqi army’s 15th and 16th divisions; both are newly formed and contain a majority of Shiite soldiers. While Sunni tribes, Kurdish forces and U.S. air... more »

Top Iranian General: The U.S. Would Lose In A War With Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Major general Mohammad Ali Jafari, Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC, on January 20, 2016. (Mahmoud Hosseini/Wikimedia Commons) *Tasnim News Agency:* *Commander: Iran’s Armed Forces Powerful Enough to Confront US, Allies* TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Republic has shaped the structure of its military power proportionate to possible military threats posed by the US and its allies, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said. “For years, we have been building power on the presumption of a widespread war with the US and its allies, and have developed all our capacities and cap... more »

Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Continues To Hold

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*RFE:* *Nagorno-Karabakh Cease-Fire Holding* A fragile cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh appeared to be holding, despite claims of violations, as high-level meetings were held separately with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in an effort to defuse tensions. The diplomatic scramble comes after a tenuous truce was agreed on April 5, ending three days of intense fighting between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. The fighting, which has left more than 60 people dead, is the heaviest seen over the Azerbaijani territory in two decades. Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a... more »

Loch Ness Monster Spotted Surfacing In The Thames

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Scotland’s famous old Loch Ness monster, has escaped from its lock in the highlands and has been filmed swimming around hundreds of miles away in the river Thames, London. See for yourself the elusive old monster doing its usual disappearing act. You’d have to feel sorry for the creature, having come all the way to London only to find the Thames full of pollution Evening Times reports: The animal was apparently caught on camera while swimming through the Greenwich stretch of the Thames yesterday. A quick thinking onlooker shot some grainy footage of the apparent beast which bore a s... more »

It’s Religious Liberty vs. Gay Sharia in Dixie

John Zmirak at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: tyranny] Ever since Walmart pressured Arkansas to reject civil rights protections for Christians, and the #BoycottIndiana movement roped in huge companies like Apple, there’s been a confrontation brewing between Americans who demand the free exercise of religion, and big business lobbyists... more »

My Take On The U.S. Republican Presidential Nomination Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Tory Newmyer, Fortune*: *Cruz's Wisconsin Win Could Put Nomination Out of Trump's Reach* Trump now faces a steep climb to clinching the nomination before the convention. For once, Ted Cruz and the Washington professional class he claims to loathe agree on something: The Texas Senator’s win in Wisconsin represents a watershed moment in the Republican presidential sweepstakes. The candidate’s convincing Badger State victory — he romped over frontrunner Donald Trump statewide by roughly 15 points — raises the likelihood that the contest will tumble all the way into the national co... more »

My Take On The U.S. Democrat Presidential Nomination Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Glenn Thrush, Politico:* *Hillary Clinton has had enough of Bernie Sanders* *In an exclusive interview for POLITICO's 'Off Message' podcast, the former secretary of state compares Donald Trump to foreign demagogues and says she's not even sure her primary opponent is a Democrat.* SYRACUSE, N.Y. — There’s an unmistakable Groundhog Day quality to this spring campaign swing by Hillary Clinton: the chain-chugged Diet Dr Peppers, the pained rasp and crisp pantsuits — and the once-commanding lead undercut by an underdog near enough to nip at her sensible heels. Seventeen years ago, the...more »

China's Lighthouse On Disputed South China Sea Reef Now Operational

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA:* *China Opens Lighthouse on Disputed South China Sea Reef* China has begun operating a lighthouse on one of the artificial islands it built up in the South China Sea, a move that will likely further inflame tensions between China and its regional neighbors. State news agency Xinhua says the 55-meter-high lighthouse on Subi Reef was turned on Tuesday during a ceremony led by Chinese transportation officials. Subi Reef, part of the Spratly Island archipelago, is one of many once-submerged reefs that Beijing has transformed into islands that can support runways and other facili... more »

Pay to Play in BC with LNG and KBR

Alison at Creekside - 11 hours ago
On Friday March 18, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna signed off on environmental approval for the controversial Woodfibre LNG Project in Howe Sound, saying the project is "not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects". By Monday morning, Houston-based KBR had been awarded a multi-phased Front-End Engineering and Design contract for Woodfibre. Interesting choice. KBR describes itself as "a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries". You might better... more »

Rothschild: United States Is The World’s Biggest Tax Haven

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
As the Panama Papers reveal the extent of tax avoidance by the world’s elite, a Rothschild & Co executive has admitted that “America is the biggest tax haven in the world.” President Obama has said that tax avoidance is a major legal problem with people taking advantage of “poorly designed” laws that need to be overhauled, but according to a Rothschild bank, the U.S. is the number one destination for people and entities to park their cash – and business is booming. Zero Hedge reports: As Bloomberg, which first broke the story about Nevada’s use as a prominent tax haven early this ye...more »

Former Miss Arkansas: Hillary Is A Lesbian, Bill Wore My Frilly Nighty

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Former Miss Arkansas Sally Perdue, now Sally Miller, has claimed Hillary Clinton is a lesbian who “doesn’t like sex” but “does drugs” and “prefers female lovers.” Sally Miller had an affair with Bill Clinton in 1983 when he was governor of Arkansas. His bedside manner involved slipping into her frilly black nightgown and dancing around the bedroom, serenading her with his saxophone, smoking marijuana cigarettes, and snorting white powder produced from a lady’s make-up compact that he carried on his person. He was also partial to divulging potentially damaging secrets about his wife ... more »

Satire: “Trump Says He Will Sue Everyone in Wisconsin”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Trump Says He Will Sue Everyone in Wisconsin”* by Andy Borowitz MILWAUKEE (The Borowitz Report)— “In a sharply worded post-election threat on Tuesday night, the Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump said that he intended to sue the entire population of Wisconsin “for everything it’s worth.” In his terse remarks, Trump departed from the customs of political concession speeches by failing to congratulate the evening’s winner or thank his supporters, instead sternly warning the people of Wisconsin to “lawyer up.” “By the time my attorneys are through with you, I’m going ... more »

"Hope, Not Despair"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Life begins on the other side of despair." - Jean-Paul Sartre "Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair." - Rollo May "Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause." - Arthur Henderson *"You'll Never Walk Alone"*

“4 Truths About Suicide Loss”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“4 Truths About Suicide Loss”* by Naomi Cahill "March 16th was my brothers’ birthday. On that day, just as she had done for the past 43 years, my mother baked a banana cake, smothered it in vanilla icing, and placed a few candles on top; which my 6-year-old niece vied to blow out. There was singing and laughter, even a few balloons, but my brother was noticeably absent from the celebrations. You see, two and a half years ago my dependable, loyal, loving brother died by suicide. Two and a half years ago my life changed forever. I had just celebrated my own birthday, and went to bed... more »

Enenews and TEPCO cams Down

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Similar problem with the TEPCO cams. I can usually get the TEPCO website up with enough tries, but repeated attempts are not working right now (although, I could load the site this morning when I took a few screenshots). CAMS not working now: CAMS working this morning after several tries to get the site to load:

The ‘Consequences’ of Investigating the Abortion Industry Come Home to David Daleiden

Anika Smith at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 04: David Daleiden, a defendant in an indictment stemming from a Planned Parenthood video he helped produce, arrives for court at the Harris County Courthouse after surrendering to authorities on February 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Daleiden is facing an indictment on a misdemeanor count of purchasing human organs, and along with defendant Sandra Merritt, is charged with tampering with a governmental record. (Photo by Eric Kayne/Getty Images)] California DOJ agents have raided pro-life journalist David Daleiden's home and seized his recording materials, ... more »

Coalition Letter: Practically Nobody Wants Obama Involved in the New Education Law

Blake Neff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: ESSA - 900] A coalition of educational and lobbying organizations, including two major teachers unions, have sent a letter to the Obama administration begging it not to use the country's new education law as an excuse to craft new regulations. The Every Student...more »

Potential Tata Buyer’s Involvement In Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Thanks to Climanrecon and Stewgreen A potential buyer for Tata Steel in the UK believes he could take over all the business without mass job losses. Sanjeev Gupta, the head of the Liberty Group said he had "very encouraging" talks with the UK Government so far but there was still […]

Scotland generated most of its electricity from nuclear and fossil fuels in 2015

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/scotland-generated-more-than-half-of-its-electricity-in-2015-from-renewables/ Readers will recall yesterday’s post, Scotland generated more than half of its electricity in 2015 from renewables. I was kicking myself afterwards, as I should have more accurately titled it “Scotland generated most of its electricity from nuclear and fossil fuels in 2015”! I have a few […]

The Big 'Boogey Man'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Washington always needs a boogey man to justify a military empire consisting of 1,000 bases around the world and a Pentagon budget that consumes 54% of every federal discretionary tax dollar. Russia, spending 4.8% of the global total of military spending, is now defined by Secretary of War Ashton Carter as the #1 enemy of the US. This enemy creation propaganda is designed to spread fear in the hearts of the American people and NATO allies in order to get citizens to pony up even more *$$$* for the endless war machine. Here is something I wrote on this subject back in 2007 that I'... more »

Another Labour Party anti Semitism story

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'Labour's John McDonnell in anti-Semitism row over website that has carried 'tributes to suicide bombers' EXCLUSIVE: In 2014 Mr McDonnell linked from his own web page to a site that has carried "tributes" to suicide bombers. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell was today caught in his party's growing anti-Semitism storm after directing people to a website that has carried "tributes" to suicide bombers. Labour MPs reacted with fury after learning that in 2014 Mr McDonnell linked from his own web page to the site, which once carried sympathetic articles about at least two bombers. On... more »

Panama Papers Update: FIFA Ethics Judge Damiani Resigns Amid Probe

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Offshore accounts controversy - 900] LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local): 6:30 p.m. FIFA’s ethics committee says Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani... more »

Journal retracts groundwater pollution paper for plagiarism

Tracey Romero at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The journal Ecotoxicology has retracted a paper that described a way to analyze nitrates in groundwater after discovering the authors had lifted a substantial amount of material from three other papers. Here is the retraction notice for “Isotopic analysis of N and O in NO3 – by selective bacterial reduction to N2O for groundwater pollution:” […] The post Journal retracts groundwater pollution paper for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Any One of These Four Laws Could Put Hillary, Aides in Jail

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Clinton and Abedin - 900] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and key aides are vulnerable to three felony charges and one misdemeanor count under the Espionage Act because of the unauthorized transfer of classified documents to her private email server, former national security and law... more »

The "Panama" Papers = The PYJAMA Papers

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago

Pope Francis Blesses Eyes of 5-Year-Old Ohio Girl Going Blind

DANIELA PETROFF at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis - 900] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed the eyes of a 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight. Lizzy Myers and her family, including 3-year-old sister Michaela,...more »

Soros' global taxation dreams may be behind the Panama Papers exercise

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
After I read the 3rd article about the Panama Papers, I still didn't understand what the story was. Lots of documents about banking operations were stolen somewhere in Panama. They may contain many things. But what do they actually contain to make us interested? Perhaps a list of names of people who have used "tax heavens" to save some money on taxes. I could understand that there was a potential for a story. But was there already a story? A leader of Iceland is in trouble. That's one story I understand which could be great if Iceland weren't as populous as two Pilsens. Then I re... more »

Public school watch: What the new study is said to have said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016Familiar script, possible problems:* The web site of The Atlantic maintains an education section. In this recent post at that site, Melinda Anderson discusses a familiar literary genre—the book or film about the "savior teacher" in the urban school. In its modern form, this genre stretches back at least to the early 1960s. In the 1955 film, Blackboard Jungle, Glenn Ford was cast in the role of the hero teacher, but his unruly students were mostly white. In the genre's more common modern form, the hero teacher is supposed to work his or her magic with a gr... more »

Bernie Blowout in Wisconsin

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
He won Wisconsin by comfortable, if not yuge, double digits. And lacking its usual video feed of an empty Donald Trump podium, CNN had no choice but to air Bernie Sanders's victory speech (in Laramie, Wyoming) *almost* in its entirety. For those of you who missed it, here it is. Unscripted and un-TelePromptered, it's a keeper for the ages. Combined with this week's revelations of the global greedy gazillionaire money stash in Panama (are there any Clinton Foundation donors among the legions of tax-phobic hoarders?), here's hoping that April 2016 will go down as the time when the... more »

PayPal Scorns Conservative Americans While Embracing Cuban Communists

Michael Brown at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Paypal CEO - 900] In an act of extraordinary hypocrisy, PayPal, which last month announced its plans to expand into Cuba, has decided not to expand into North Carolina because the state is determined to keep its public bathrooms and locker rooms safe. PayPal... more »

Iraq’s Oil Exports Reach New Plateau

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraq’s oil industry has reached a new plateau. Since November 2015 it has been able to export over 3.2 million barrels a day. This has largely been due to the Oil Ministry offering two grades of crude and new infrastructure coming on line. Unfortunately, this is occurring when petroleum prices have collapsed. Iraq exported an average of 3.286 million barrels a day in March 2016. Since November 2015 the Oil Ministry has shipped 3.365 million barrels, 3.215 million in December, 3.285 million in January, and 3.225 million in February for an average of 3.275 million barrels a day. Th... more »

THE TRIBE IN THE MIRROR: Postponed for one day!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016It gets depressing to look:* We said we'd be looking at the tribe in the mirror every day this week. Given the small minor flaws of the tribe in question, it does get depressing to look. Why don't *you* look at the tribe in the mirror? Why does it have to be us? Tomorrow, in a Herculean effort, we'll force ourselves to proceed with our task. For today, it's on to other tasks. *Tribe watch:* To peruse three letters from our tribe, you can just click here. At issue—the front-page report in the New York Times about the states Candidate Sanders lost and th... more »

World News Briefs -- April 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Nagorno-Karabakh truce holds, but residents fear renewed violence* Elmira Bagiryan, a resident of a village at the epicenter of four days of fierce fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces, said on Wednesday the shooting had stopped but she was leaving anyway because she feared it could start again. The village of Talysh was briefly occupied by Azeri troops during four days of battles over Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region which subsided on Tuesday afternoon when both sides agreed a ceasefire. Russia said it had played a lead role in brokeri... more »

Does this scientific image look familiar? It’s from a catalog

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
There’s something strange about a 2008 paper on the role of nicotine receptors in promoting lung cancer: One of the western blot analyses looks like a version of an image from a commercial catalog. A commenter on PubPeer pointed out the similarities between an image in “Role of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in human non-small cell lung cancer proliferation,” which was published in Cell […] The post Does this scientific image look familiar? It’s from a catalog appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Scientism Out of Hand: ‘Creatorgate’ and the Sorry State of Science

Eric Metaxas at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: The Creator Text - 900] In his book, Darwin's Doubt, Dr. Stephen Meyer quotes Chinese paleontologist J. Y. Chen: "In China," Chen says, "we can criticize Darwin, but not the government; in America, you can criticize the government, but not Darwin." A couple of Chinese... more »

European Union Looks For a Better Way to Deal With Migrants. Will It Force EU Countries to Take on More Migrants?

RAF CASERT & ELENA BECATORS at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Migrants and refugees sleep as a man from Pakistan wrapped in a blanket watches a ferryboat leaving the port of the Greek island of Chios, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. On Monday, 202 migrants from 11 countries were sent back to Turkey from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios. The same day, 155 migrants were caught on the Aegean by the Turkish coast guard. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is looking into a fundamental reform of its migration policies, which have heaped pressure on some nations like Greece and Italy as over a million migrants a... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* JOHN McAFEE: A time bomb is hidden beneath the Panama Papers Chile's head of Transparency International resigns after being named in the Panama Papers America's Appetite For Organic Food Triggers Natural Farming Boom 'Front yard vegetable garden' war is on in Missouri Saudi Arabia Seeks To Use Soverign Wealth To Become Black Swan Sanctuary Shots Fired: Wikileaks Accuses Panama Papers' Leaker Of Being "Soros-Funded, Soft-Power Tax Dodge" Here Are Some Of The Americans In The "Panama Papers" California Gov. Signs Minimum Wage Hike: Admits It "Doesn’t Ma... more »

Raise your hands if you agree with me......

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Piers Corbyn's excitement at the prospect of his brother's "friends" attacking Israel: https://t.co/UhtWMllQWx pic.twitter.com/EyPrbHPq8E — Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) April 4, 2016 A series of tweets by Jeremy Corbyn’s meteorologist brother leave little doubt that Piers Corbyn is a staunch anti-Zionist with unmistakably antisemitic inclinations. When challenged over retweeting an antisemitic conspiracy theorist’s Tweet: “Isn’t it odd that ISIS has not touched Israel’s oil pipeline?” he pleaded that he only did so “to get an answer.” This response is eerily reminiscent of his brot... more »

Who is Behind The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 15 hours ago
*A: "Them."* *Pyjama Media.* *NeoConservatives never do or think anything even remotely original, and you can smell it on them from a mile away, swathed around a burning, purtid thirst for REVENGE - in 1990s, they were determined to force [Bill] Clinton from office in shame and disgrace in the non-existent Whitewatergate Scamdal as payback for the actions of Congressional Democrats 20 years earlier in the wake of Watergate. Because, you know - both cases were, like, EXACTLY the same...Neo-Con Turd Richard Miniter, and "friend", c.2002*It's not "*The Panama Papers*", it's "*The... more »

Wisconsin Is Part Of History Now-- What Next?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*authenticity matters* Bernie won a very healthy victory in Wisconsin last night, 563,127 (56.5%) to 429,758 (43.1%)-- and by a bigger margin that the polls and pundits predicted. Independents went for him overwhelmingly-- better than 70-30! He did really well with the kids-- voters under 50. Hillary did well with the elderly, especially with voters over 65. CNN exit polls showed Bernie evenly split the female vote with Hillary and trounced her with men. Wisconsin projected that the turnout was higher than in any presidential primary since 1980. Bernie took 47 delegates and 36 went ... more »

Germans Warned To ‘Stay Away From Windows & Not To Wave At Obama’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Police have warned residents in the German city Hannover to stay away from windows and not to wave at the US president in case they are shot by Obama’s secret service. The police have issued flyers to nearly 2,000 people living near the Congress Centre which is due to be visited by Obama on April 24. Obama will be meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the Hanover Messe, an industrial technology fair. The Mail Online reports: As well as keeping away from windows and waving, residents expecting visitors that weekend will have to register them with police a week beforehand. Peopl... more »

Inside the Bernie Sanders ‘Disaster’ Interview Clinton is Using to Fundraise

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the First in the South Dinner at the Charleston Mariott Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Charleston, S.C.] Democratic 2016 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders has recently gained momentum in the polls, but an interview with New York Daily News published Monday may have been just disastrous enough to give front-runner Hillary Clinton the ammunition she needs to take him down. Despite... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 6, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Fiscal Times*: *The Top 15 Military Spenders in the World* Global military spending increased to $1.7 trillion in 2015, with the U.S. being the biggest spender by a wide margin. A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows that military expenditures across the globe climbed by 1 percent from the previous year, the first such increase since 2011. The growth was driven by spending in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Oceania, and some states in the Middle East, according to the study. Overall, military expenditures were equal to 2.3 percent of the... more »

A Note to Conservatives Who Are Secular

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In God We Trust] The most profound thinkers in America are conservative. There are, of course, bright liberal and leftist thinkers, but I can’t think of one who approaches the depth and wisdom of the best conservative writers and thinkers. What liberal historian, for...more »

White House to Transfer Ebola Funds to Combat Zika Virus

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: White House Zika] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials say. Roughly 75 percent of the $600... more »

Obama Adminstration Unveils Stricter Rules for Brokers Giving Retirement Advice

MARCY GORDON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Regulators] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is unveiling rules that will require that brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers meet the stricter standard that now applies to investment advisers: They must act as “fiduciaries” -- trustees legally obligated to... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Satanic, Atheist Literature to be Distributed in Colorado Middle and High Schools* "The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities" (screen capture) News channel KJCT8 in Colorado is reporting that atheist and satanic groups are going to be circulating atheist, secular and satanic literature to middle and high school students in Delta County, Colorado. In December, Gideons made Bibles available for students at public schools in Delta County. That led to a student complaint, and led to secular groups such as the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Western Colorado Atheists and Freeth... more »

Hunter Kills Monster Alligator In His Cattle Ponds

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
An 800lb (360kg) alligator, suspected of feasting on cattle, was killed by a farmer in Florida. The 15-Foot reptile was one of the biggest, professional hunter Lee Lightsey, had come across on his alligator farm in 18 years. He needed a tractor to pull the huge creature from a cattle pond on his land. The BBC reports: Mr Lightsey and hunting guide Blake Godwin discovered the alligator in cattle ponds while supervising a guided hunt on Saturday. When the creature surfaced about 20ft (6m) away from them, they shot it. “Although this animal is huge I was not that surprised it existed,”... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*An amusingly projective attempt to psychologize climate skeptics* *Salty Jim from UCLA thinks AGW could not possibly be wrong so there must be something wrong in the heads of those who disbelieve. He is one of many preachers of that gospel but see what his particular explanation is. He says that we skeptics would be social outcasts if we accepted AGW. It has apparently not occurred to him that exactly that situation applies to himself. How long would he last at UCLA if he became a skeptic?Seeing your own faults and problems in others is as old as the hills. Sigmund Freud ... more »

David Daleiden’s House Raided Over Planned Parenthood Sting Videos

DON THOMPSON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: David_Daleiden - 900] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A pro-life activist who made undercover videos at Planned Parenthood clinics said in a social media posting that California Department of Justice agents raided his home Tuesday. Agents seized all video footage from his apartment, along... more »

Cruz’s Huge Win in Wisconsin Leaves Trump a Damaged Front-runner

JULIE PACE & JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves during a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump emerged from Wisconsin as a damaged front-runner following a crushing loss to rival Ted Cruz, deepening questions about the billionaire businessman’s presidential qualifications and pushing the GOP toward a rare contested convention fight.... more »

Panama Papers: Scrutiny on Top Officials Worldwide Increases in Offshore Leaks

JILL LAWLESS & DAVID McHUGH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: People gather to demonstrate against Iceland's prime minister, in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016. Iceland's prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson insisted Monday he would not resign after documents leaked in a media investigation allegedly link him to an offshore company that could represent a serious conflict of interest, according to information leaked from a Panamanian law firm at the center of an international tax evasion scheme. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson)] LONDON (AP) -- Iceland’s prime minister became the first major figure brought down by the leak of millio... more »

Obama Embracing His Role as the Anti-Trump

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- He won’t be on November’s ballot, but President Barack Obama is slowly embracing his role as the anti-Trump, taking on the Republican front-runner in ways that no other Democrat can. With Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders still... more »

Video Shows Liberated Town Of Al-Qaryatayn In Syria After ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russia Today reporter Lizzie Phelan visits the devastated town of Al-Qaryatayn in the Homs Governorate of Syria after it was liberated from Islamic State/ISIS terrorists. Syrian government troops and local militia took over the town after several days of heavy fighting. Russia Today reports: Al-Qaryatayn had been held by terrorist groups since late August. The liberation of the city proclaimed April 3 came days after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was pushed out of the ancient city of Palmyra, 100km (60 miles) to the east. The army expects Al-Qaryatayn to serve as a springbo... more »

Japanese PM Claims That US Presence In Japan Is ‘Necessary’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
US military bases that are stationed in Japan will not be relocated “within the foreseeable future” since the island country still needs security backing from the United States, the Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe has claimed In an interview with the WSJ, published on Tuesday, Abe said: “I cannot conceive of any situation within the foreseeable future when the US presence wouldn’t be necessary” RT reports: The statement came in response to a question on the possibility of the withdrawal of American troops from Japan – a move recently proposed by Republican presidential front-runne... more »

Spring Garden Mantel

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Since Easter was so early this year. I was left without something for my mantel in April. I wanted a spring theme but something that was very different than Easter. When I walked passed the dollar spot at Target the other day I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for. Between the dollar spot and the dollar store I was able to pull together a fun mantel full of garden elements. The old window is something that I had one hand. They are a pretty hot item so check thrift store and antique shops and you are bound to come up with something. The Let Love Grow sign comes from t... more »

Clinton Foundation Received Up To 3 Million From Fossil Fuel Giants

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The Clinton foundation took millions of dollars from fossil fuel giants, yet this past week Mrs Clinton snapped at a Greenpeace activist, claiming to be “sick” of such allegations. The former Secretary of State recently blew her top at an environmental activist who had dared ask if she would stop taking money from oil and other fossil fuel companies. “I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it.” However, Clinton reportedly received between $2.5 million and $3 million directly from major fossil fuel companies when she was running for president in 2008, and du... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter: Too Many Four Star Generals And Admirals In The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Ash Carter at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (Photo: Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz/DoD) *Washington Times:* *Ash Carter says U.S. military too ‘top heavy,’ aims to cut ranks of generals and admirals* Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday he plans to reduce the number of generals and admirals to counter a “top-heavy” command structure. Shrinking the top brass is one of a number of ideas for updating the sprawling Defense Department command structure as contained in the 30-year-old Goldwater-Nichols Act. Mr. Carter said there are too many four-star billets. “In the coming weeks ... more »

Gaia Portal: Fortification of Light Carriers continues, at quickened pace

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
*Fortification of Light Carriers continues, at quickened pace*by ÉirePort [image: gaia_energy1]Sterilizers of anarchical units inject into hu-being dark consciousness levels. Fortification of Light Carriers continues, at quickened pace. Egoic hormonals are harnessed for the benefit of all Gaia. Stereotypics are overridden. *ÉirePort* | April 6, 2016 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-y0

Trump, Clinton Come Home as New York Primary Actually Matters This Time

JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, talks with reporters while surrounded by a group of African-American religious leaders in New York, following a meeting with a coalition of 100 African-American evangelical pastors and religious leaders in a private meeting at Trump Tower. Hometown candidates Hillary Clinton and Trump have long eyed New York as a bulwark against their opposition. Now both need the state, that votes in the presidential primary on April 19, 2016, to provide a bounce-back victory after some disheart... more »

Comparison Of Industrial Electricity Prices In The EU

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/uks-crippling-energy-bill-for-industry/ I published this chart a couple of days ago, which showed how high electricity prices were for UK steelmakers. It prompted the question as to why Germany’s prices were not just as high, given their renewables agenda. The simple answer is that Germany does not pass on these extra […]

India Objects To President Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on March 31. PHOTO: REUTERS *Wall Street Journal:* *Obama’s Nuclear Remarks Upset India* *India takes exception to U.S. president’s suggestion it is moving in ‘wrong direction’ on nuclear* U.S. President Barack Obama’s advice to India and Pakistan to cut back their stores of nuclear arsenals has raised some hackles in New Delhi. Two days after Mr. Obama mentioned India’s nuclear program with Pakistan’s in the same breath as he urged both co... more »

Africa’s Petrostates Are Crashing Hard

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Luke Patey, Foreign Policy*:* Africa’s Petrostates Are Imploding* And that’s setting off a dramatic shift in the economic balance of power on the continent. Africa’s petrostates are crashing hard. A cool $115 in the summer of 2014, a barrel of Brent crude, the international pricing benchmark, now fetches below $40. And having failed to build massive foreign exchange reserves like Saudi Arabia or other Gulf monarchies, African oil exporters are now being forced to grapple with depreciating national currencies, mounting inflation, and deep cuts in government spending. Some of these... more »

Trusting God To See the Walls Fall

Christine Caine at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Jericho] I love the story of the wall of Jericho. The Israelites are so close to the Promised Land, there's just a wall in the way. Not just any wall, but an impenetrable force surrounding the entire city made of heavy... more »

U.S. Navy Speed Testing Its New Submarine-Hunting Robot Ships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Digital Trends:* *U.S. Navy’s sub-hunting drone ships will hit the open ocean this summer* Drones may known for their prowess in the skies, but thanks to some new developments at the U.S. Navy, they’ll soon be turning the open seas into their turf as well. A new video shows off an autonomous watercraft dreamed into reality from the men and women at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), all with the hopes of tracking submarines that haunt the depths of the ocean. The very first prototype is meant to demonstrate the potential of what will ultimately become a fleet... more »

Russian Arms Exports Are Expected To Increase This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The Su-35, the latest-generation Russian fighter. Image: JSC Sukhoi *Fred Weir, CSM*: *Battlefield as showroom: Russian arms gain new luster after Syria campaign* *Russia's brief but successful campaign in Syria has attracted international arms buyers, and could boost sales by $6 billion in 2016.* MOSCOW — There's nothing quite like a victorious war to change perceptions about a country. Russia's reduced-but-ongoing military intervention in Syria appears to have already accomplished several of its intended geopolitical goals. But it may also be yielding a surprise windfall: steppe... more »

The Indefinite Green John Hewson

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 20 hours ago
John Hewson, was federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia and Leader of the Opposition from 1990 to 1994. He led the Coalition to defeat at the 1993 federal election. (source: Wiki) As reported by Business Spectator in 2012, (link) Hewson became active in trying to raise capital for businesses and technologies in carbon abatement, building on his earlier career as an investment banker. John Hewson has now taken up the Chair of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, an initiative aimed at getting retirement and superannuation funds to pay more heed to the risks of climate cha... more »

How anti-science zealots work to manipulate and ruin curious kids, the future of the mankind

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
I was just reminded why I consider the self-organized religious sect of string theory critics to be despicable human garbage. It's not just string theory they hate. It's also the scientific curiosity, the smartest people, the smartest kids, and the future of science that they hate, too. In their 8392nd discussion thread on their well-known "Not Even Wrong" discussion forum where these individuals were impressing each other with the idea that a cosmological scenario can't be right because 5 of them said so (just to be sure, there is evidence that the Universe isn't a simulation, but ... more »

Panama Papers Limited Hangout Controlled Leak, Wikileaks: IMF Purposely Tanked Greece's Economy, & the REAL Unemployment Rate In The U.S.

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 21 hours ago
*PANAMA PAPERS* Going after the billionaires now: *GUARDIAN (limited hangout focusing only on Russia) What are the Panama Papers? A guide to history's biggest data leak* *Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results. In consequence the first major story, published today by the Guardian, is all about Vladimir Putin and a cellist on the fiddle. Why focus on Russia?* The leak is being managed by the grandly but laughably named “International Consortium of Investigative Journalists”, which is funded and or... more »

JP Morgan Begin Restricting ATM Withdrawals As Cash Ban Begins

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
As major banks across the United States prepare to make it much more difficult for customers to gain access to their own cash, JP Morgan have begun limiting cash withdrawals at ATM machines. Citing “criminal activity” as their excuse, the bank say that the withdrawing limits will affect all of their ATMs across the country: The bank said there doesn’t appear to be fraud involved. But partly due to heightened regulatory scrutiny, banks are paying more attention to large cash transfers that could be a sign of money laundering or other types of shady activity. Typically, the card-issu... more »

Chair-bound Granny Now Deadlifts 225 lb Weights In The Gym

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A 78-year-old grandmother who had been confined to a chair in recent years was recently filmed lifting 225 pound weights at her local gym whilst doing deadlifts. Shirley Webb from Illinois says she decided to switch her weekly exercise routine from mowing the lawn to lifting weights due to the fact that she had a hard time getting up from her chair, and had to hold on to a handrail in order to go up and down the stairs. 60abc.com reports: One day she simply decided to change her life and boost her strength. She has currently set the Illinois record for lifting 200+lb in weight and a... more »

Military Photo of the Day: April 6, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Air Force Rifleman-900] A U.S. Air Force airman shoots an M4 carbine during a marksmanship competition at Fort Stewart in Georgia on March 11, 2016. Thank you to this airman for his service to our nation!

Neuron Networks can Tackle Physical Brain Damage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is important. We presently know that most if not all brain damage involves tears creating scar making conditions or at least some form of physical barrier. It makes excellent sense to enter this potential void and inject a supportive gel able to accommodate regrowth. Full healing may remain impossible and also elusive, but substantial healing appears plausible as we often get that now. I am particularly thinking about PTSD but this work was able to envisage tackling Parkinson's and Alzheimer's which has similar damage but usually at a much smaller scale. All this is cr... more »

Final statement Albert Speer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Got this from Quora which is a question forum of some interest. It is startling just how young he was then. Yet every German was then drawn into the State's net and the ambitious rewarded of course. How could you escape it even if initially you wanted to. Then the day comes when your orders are criminal and you have no way home except by death. It is telling that all the great State dictatorships ultimately generate State crimes. Today the Chinese dictatorship cum Oligarchy is wrestling with the Falun Gong suppression used to harvest organs. The end game for the guilty w... more »

Is There A Russian - Iran Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Image: Kremlin.ru *Ari Heistein & Vera Michlin-Shapir, National Interest*: *The Russia-Iran Alliance is Weaker Than You Think* *Friends, or competitors?* The relationship between Russia and Iran has come to the fore because of their coordination on the battlefield in Syria. A recent article in the Daily Beast noted President Vladimir Putin’s “fondness” for Iran, while another from Al-Monitor argued that cooperation will extend beyond Syria as “Moscow will seek to expand its regional role through coordination with Iran and Hezbollah.” However, Russian-Iranian cooperation is not as ... more »

By massively inflating death toll, as Sanders suggests Israel killed 'over 10,000 innocents' in Gaza, he may get the BBC's approval

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC have been cheerleaders for Hillary Clinton from before this Presidential campaign began. Thus they have had to be negative about Bernie Sanders although his socialist views chime more with the BBC. With these recent comments about Israel fitting right into the BBC's views maybe he'll get a better press from the institutionally anti Israel BBC. 'Massively amplifying even Hamas's own figures, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders suggested Israel had killed "over 10,000 innocent" Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the war there in the summer of 2014, and said th... more »

Grandmother Refuses Unconstitutional DUI Checkpoint

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A recently uploaded YouTube video shows a brave grandmother filming herself standing up to cops in California by refusing to “show her papers” at an unconstitutional DUI checkpoint. Sobriety checkpoints (otherwise known as DUI checkpoints) are popping up throughout America and are used by police to examine passing motorists by detaining them for a brief period. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: A roadblock stop is quick, but it gives police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and a chance to peer into the vehicle for... more »

North Korea Threaten Attack ‘Bigger Than 9/11’ On United States

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
North Korea have threatened the U.S. with an attack that will kill more people than the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In a threatening article on state-run DPRK Today Kim Jong-un’s regime say they have weapons ready to launch at the White House, the Pentagon and other important US locations. News.com.au reports: “If three civilian aeroplanes’ attacks from 15 years ago resulted in 3000 deaths and brought a nightmare to life for the US, the outbreak of our final war will wipe the country from history, leaving no time [for them to] even regret or have nightmares about it,” the article reporte... more »

US Navy Spies Expose Nazi Ties To Aliens During World War 2

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
U.S. Navy spies embedded within the Nazi party during World War 2 say that the Nazi war effort was assisted by aliens and extraterrestrial technology. According to William Tompkins, an aerospace designer, Adolf Hitler had a secret agreement with representatives from a reptilian extraterrestrial race who helped the SS to develop advanced weapons. Exopolitics.org reports: In the interview, Tompkins discusses the Reptilian consultants helping the Nazis: They had, if you want to call them, “consultants”, who are Reptilian consultants assisting on all of these different things that it t... more »

Israel Demolish Seven Palestinian Homes In A Day

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Israel have demolished seven Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank over the last 24 hours in what is being referred to as “collective punishment” of the Palestinian people. Included in the demolished homes are three houses in Qabatiya belonging to families of three people who were gunned down by Israeli forces. Aljazeera.com reports: Overnight on Monday, Israeli forces destroyed the family homes of Ahmad Zakarneh, Mohammad Kmeel and Ahmad Abu el-Rub, who fatally shot an Israeli Border Policewoman near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. Four other homes were also razed in the Occupied ...more »

No Shit Sherlock - 'GP surgeries are reaching 'saturation point' and cannot cope with the rapidly rising population'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
'GP surgeries are reaching 'saturation point' and cannot cope with the rapidly rising population, a major study warns today. Family doctors are already stretched as far as they can go – and things are set to get worse, according to Oxford University analysis. The crisis has been caused by dramatic rises in numbers of pregnant women and young children – fuelled by migration – as well as in the elderly.' More here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3525515/GP-surgeries-breaking-point-Migrant-numbers-fuel-crisis-doctors-recruited-s-going-worse.html but not on the pro immigration... more »

Scott Simon: Dogs and their humans in the world of Gaya

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 22 hours ago
*Japanese era photo of Saisiyat hunters and their hunting dogs* As a lifelong dog lover, I was absolutely delighted, and then deeply moved, to read this article by anthropologist Scott Simon in American Anthropologist: *Real People, Real Dogs, and Pigs for the Ancestors: The Moral Universe of "Domestication" in Indigenous Taiwan* (Nov 2015) (link). This paper discusses the relationship between the Truku, dogs and pigs, and how state power in the form of colonial regimes and colonial modernity has impacted those relationships and the relationships between these three types of sapien... more »

Obama Tears Down Trump’s Border Wall Plan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
On Tuesday President Obama bluntly tore down Donald Trump’s proposal to force Mexico to pay for a border wall, slamming his plan as “half-baked”, counterproductive and downright “whacky”. Obama accused the Republican frontrunner of coming up with foreign policy ideas that have the potential to hurt the United States’ reputation around the globe. Yahoo News reports: In a memo obtained by the Washington Post, Trump said he would threaten to cut off money transfers from workers inside the United States — including U.S. citizens — to relatives in Mexico unless that country makes a one-t...more »

European Commission would like to hijack asylum policy

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Yesterday, media across Europe informed about a document of the European Commission, originally leaked to Die Welt, which shows that the European Commission – something that would be the EU government is the EU were a country – would like to strip all member states from their basic right to determine the immigration policies and grant asylum. All 28 national asylum offices would be turned into servants of a new EU-wide office that would have the right to change any decision in order to establish a "corrective fairness mechanism" – which means that the office could be directly used t...more »

Why Russia Is Embracing Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Topol-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile.(RIA Novosti / Syisoev) *Simon Shuster, Time*: *Why Russia Is Rebuilding Its Nuclear Arsenal* *Vladimir Putin skipped the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington last week—one more sign that Russia isn't interested in cutting its arms.* On Friday evening, at the end of the final nuclear security summit of his tenure, President Barack Obama took a swipe at his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for standing in the way of nuclear disarmament. Obama’s remark was pointed, calling out Putin by name, and it cast a rare bit of light ... more »

ISIS Uses Mustard Gas In Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
ISIS have reportedly carried out a chemical attack using mustard gas at a Syrian military airport in eastern Syria, according to television reports on Monday. “The terrorists fired rockets carrying mustard gas” and targeted an airbase in the south of Dayr al-Zawr city, Syria’s Ikhbariyah TV station have said. Muslimpress.com reports: The report did not disclose whether there were any casualties. Russia’s RIA Novosti, however, cited a military source as saying that “a number of soldiers were choking.” Last January, the Syrian army managed to drive back Daesh from several villages ne... more »

Ted Cruz! Renaissance Man, Literary Scholar and Legislator!

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
While taking a break from his strenuous legislative duties, Ted was inspired to share his deep love and passion for literature with the Senate... Ted Cruz Reads Green Eggs And Ham Ever ambitious, Ted eyes a possible new career should his Presidential ambitions fail... Ted Cruz Auditions For The Simpsons A truly gifted Renaissance man! Ask his mistresses... *;-)*

Musical Interlude: Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Tron Syversen, “Moonlight Reflections” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1EZ30fUHLA

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC Graphic showing major political figures linked with the Panama Papers pic.twitter.com/cVQq7zVAz4 — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 5, 2016

Saudi Arabia Is Now The World’s Third Biggest Military Spender

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender* Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place... more »

The Planned Leaked Panama Papers Are Being Used By The West To Push Specific Agendas

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Title: The Planned Leaked Panama Papers Are Being Used By The West To Push Specific Agendas - Episode 937b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: April 5, 2016. Description: * The planned leak of the Panama Papers was orchestrated to push different agendas. US contracting out drones flights to private corporations or mercenaries. Unity government is now pushing out the elected government in Libya. US And NATO ready to bring in ground troops to invade Libya. Azerbaijan is being used to start war in the region. The Syrian army is clearing Syria of the IS. ISIS warns of more false flags ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Raptor Approach * Two F-22 Raptors conduct approach training over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 24, 2016. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher

Have Democratic Voters Had Enough Of Corrupt Insiders From The Party's DC Establishment Rigging Primaries?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Today the House Ethics Committee tabled the spurious ethics charges Chuck Schumer cooked up against Alan Grayson to drive him out of Congress and make room for Wall Street's errand boy, pitiful Schumercrat Patrick Murphy. In fact, instead of investigating Grayson, the Ethics Committee has decided to investigate Murphy for directing one of his sleazy staffers to leak confidential information to the media during the Office of Congressional Ethics investigation. The corrupt Beltway Democratic Party Establishment feels itself under attack and is reacting ruthlessly to protect its powe... more »

Saudi Arabia Tries To Restrict Iran's Oil Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An oil tanker © Francisco Bonilla / Reuters *RT:* *Saudi Arabia preventing Iranian oil tankers from entering its waters – report* Riyadh is apparently taking steps to thwart Tehran’s return to the world oil market after the ending of Western sanctions. Iranian oil tankers are being stopped from entering ports in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, the FT reports, quoting shipping data. Due to these obstacles, by mid-April only about eight tankers will have sailed from Iran for Europe according to shipbrokers, the newspaper reports. The transported cargo is only 12 million barrels. After th... more »

Saudi Arabia Unveils Its Austerity Plans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Saudi man poses with Saudi riyal banknotes at a money exchange shop, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia © Faisal Al Nasser / Reuters *Daily Mail*:* Saudi Arabia unveils its AUSTERITY plans as the nation prepares to cope with tumbling oil prices… but insists it will NOT start taxing people’s incomes * * Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to raise $100bn a year * Non-oil income would come from subsidy cuts and new levies, he claims * Second-in-line to the throne also has plan for $2trillion investment fund * The Deputy Crown Prince said the kingdom must 'diversify its investments' S... more »

The Panama Papers Will Probably Lead To Deadly Purges In Some Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CBC*: *Panama Papers: How the release of the documents could lead to deadly political purges* Data reveals alleged links to family, friends of current and former dictators. Embarrassment, prosecution, political instability and murder — all possible ramifications, say some observers, of the leak of millions of confidential documents revealing the hidden offshore assets of billionaires, top government officials, celebrities and athletes. "I'd be stunned if insiders in the authoritarian governments that this has been leaked on are not caught up in purges and killed as a consequence... more »

Port Henry Opens for Business

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
We had our first game set in Port Henry last night - not a ton of details about the city played a large part as a lot of the game was taking Icons for a spin for the first time. However, our heroes did stop a vile communist villain from destroying the Port Henry Nuclear Power Plant from going kaboom and that's a good thing. *Unearthly Adventure Comics *#251 is in the record books. I have been getting a better idea of the city with an eye towards adventure opportunities. You can see the marked up map above, a bit different from the previous version. Some highlights: - I pushe... more »

Cruz, Sanders Look to Edge Out Front-Runners in Wisconsin

JULIE PACE & SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders hoped to turn the tables on their parties’ front-runners in Wisconsin Tuesday and emerge from the Midwestern battleground reinvigorated in their pursuit of the White House. Even with wins in... more »

Would Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton? Who would win if they face each other in the general election?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Here is a very careful analysis of electoral prospects. I will make it a lot simpler. Donald Trump is mobilizing the ignored core of the c onservative population who has felt left out for generations now. That provides a numbers advantage that must be met by an equal turn out of the so called progressive vote. It is not going to happen with Hilary. This early momentum is not going to go away either and it is overwhelming for the Democrats. Worse, the Republican race is essentially over save a skirmish or two. We now have a full assault landing on Hilary while she is wra... more »

Concussion Damage long-lasting, UBC Study Finds

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
*Areas of significantly reduced myelin in athletes with concussion two weeks after an injury.* The news regarding concussions is not getting any better. We are facing a complete overhaul of our sports industry before this is over. It takes a long time to recover damage and we know also that repetition sharply increases recovery times. Thus every significant concussion should lead to immediate benching for likely a good month. We also need to advance known healing protocols as soon as possible. that is what will allow earlier returns. Now just how are we going to remove co... more »

BC First Nations Restore Ancient Seafood Farms

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is an important revelation. It allows the creation of many natural communities along the coastline of the North West. Do note that i envisage a natural community of 150 individuals living in a modern multifamily structure and having facilities to support common activities producing individual and communal wealth and internally guided by the rule of twelve to manage internal credit. The surrounding country is best managed as an active forest with some growing areas. Thus having a massive population along the coast will support the continuing development of the forest as... more »

Transpicuous News: Panama Pandemonium

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 day ago
Welcome to the world of April 6th 2016- Pandemonium reigns in the fall out of the release of the "Panama Leaks" this week. Bigwigs are being outed, politicians are being screamed at and egged, and at least one government is being dissolved as a direct effect of the release of the Panama Papers. and the conspicuous absence of any American's being named has brought some screamin' clarity as to whom controls? the "International Consortium of Investigative Journalists"..... ... and of course, I'm rather pleased that a spot light is being shone on the political situation in Iceland, ... more »

"I'm Here"

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

John Kasich: The Candidate Who Wouldn’t Leave

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Republican U.S. presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks as he participates in a discussion with Javier Palomarez, president & CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, at the Newseum October 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.] There was an old Saturday Night Live fake movie trailer narrated by horror movie veteran Christopher Lee. John Belushi played a houseguest who couldn’t take a hint from a couple that just wanted to go to bed. The husband tells... more »

Cruz Win in Wisconsin Raises Odds of Contested Convention, Sanders Top Clinton

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Wisconsin head to the polls for the state’s presidential primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 11:45 p.m. Ted Cruz won most of the delegates in the Wisconsin primary, increasing...more »

Is The War Against The Islamic State Becoming Another Vietnam?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom COE) in Riga, Latvia, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/INTS KALNINS Leo Shane III, Military Times: *McCain: ISIS fight becoming another Vietnam* The U.S. fight against Islamic State militants risks becoming “another slow, grinding failure” like the Vietnam War, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman warned Tuesday. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been a frequent critic of the White House approach in the Middle East, but invoked his own past as a Vietnam ... more »

Charles Barkey Will Always Be A Republican At Heart... But A Weird One

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I don't know much about basketball but one of the perks of becoming president of Reprise is that I got the Lakers seats and season tickets that belonged to the company's founder. The company's founder was Frank Sinatra. The Coliseum had a best seat in the house. It wasn't Jack Nicholson's; it was mine. When the Laker Girls kicked, one of their feet came within a few inches of my nose. I even got to feel like I knew some of the Lakers players. I never got to know Charles Barkley though; never met the guy, even though we shared a birthday, February 20, albeit a few years apart. Bark... more »

Official Rescue of Tigers Underway at Thailand’s World Famous Selfie Temple

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Vic Bishop* - A huge win for animal rights activists who've been fighting exploitation of tigers for years.

Revealing and closing the achievement gap: Standardized testing does neither

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to the NY Times, April 5, 2016 "Big question on New York State Tests," (April 5) reports that one of the arguments in favor of a robust standardized testing program is to reveal achievement gaps. But we already know which children are doing poorly and we know what to do about it. Decades of research has revealed that the major cause of the achievement gap is the effects of poverty, including poor nutrition, lack of health care, and little or no access to books: the best teaching in the world will not help if children are hungry, ill, and have nothing to read. There is no evi... more »

Is Donald Trump's Antiwar Message Resonating With 'White America'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*J.D. Vance, New York Times*: *Why Trump’s Antiwar Message Resonates with White America* MY grandma — we called her Mamaw — loved her country. Born in eastern Kentucky coal country at the beginning of the Great Depression, she credited so much of the good in her life to America’s bounty. When I interviewed her about her life for a school project, she spent most of the time talking about World War II: her dad’s love letters from the Pacific; how her younger brother lied about his age in an effort to enlist. “We did it,” she told me, still beaming with pride more than a half-century... more »

Gov’t Subsidies Encourage Farmers to Use Land for Solar Panels, Not Growing Crops

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Solar Panels, Solary Power, Solar Energy, Green Energy] Farmers are taking advantage of lucrative subsidies and tax breaks from North Carolina, Georgia and the federal government to indulge in the risky business of replacing their crops with solar panels. Solar companies have installed solar panels on about 7,000 acres in pastures... more »

EPA Funded Attack Ads Against Farmers, and Congress is Furious

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: EPA - 900] Federal lawmakers are furious with the Environmental Protection Agency for funding billboards that accuse farmers in Washington State of polluting local waterways. A coalition of environmental groups and an American Indian tribe used EPA funds to put up two billboards as... more »

Gov. Bryant Stands Up to Liberal Bullying and Enacts Mississippi Religious Freedom Bill

Roger Severino at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant poses a question to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack who was the guest speaker at the National Governors Association Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, February 26, 2012.] Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, a law that guarantees religious freedom in the wake of last year's activist Supreme Court decision redefining marriage for the country. The Left, big business... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Is this the real world? Or is it just fantasy? The truth started with a dream- a dream that the spectacular Seljarlandsfoss waterfall in southern Iceland could be photographed with a backdrop of an aurora-filled sky. Soon after a promising space weather report, the visionary astrophotographer and his partner sprang into action. After arriving, capturing an image of the background sky, complete with a cool green aurora, turned out to be the easy part. The hard part was capturing the waterfall itself, for one reason because mist kept fogging the lens! Easy come, easy go- it took about... more »

Chet Raymo, “Beyond The Porch-light Of Language”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Beyond The Porch-light Of Language”* by Chet Raymo "The title of this post is another phrase from the poet Pat Boran. It struck me, I suppose, because of the way readers sometimes refer to this blog as "the porch." (I forget who first suggested the image; was it you, Theresa?) A lovely image, evoking friends in rocking chairs sipping ice tea or gin-and-tonics on a drowsy summer night. Out there in the darkness lightnin' bugs flash their sleepy semaphores. Somewhere afar off heat lightnin' illuminates the horizon. Our language drifts into the dark. We have words too for stars, for... more »

"Holding On..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We are fast moving into something, we are fast flung into something like asteroids cast into space by the death of a planet, we the people of earth are cast into space like burning asteroids and if we wish not to disintegrate into nothingness we must begin to now hold onto only the things that matter while letting go of all that doesn't. For when all of our dust and ice deteriorates into the cosmos we will be left only with ourselves and nothing else. So if you want to be there in the end, today is the day to start holding onto your children, holding onto your loved ones; onto tho... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( April 5, 2016 ) Overview - What Is Hot Today ( 1. Market Moving News - Stocks , Currency , Bonds in Focus. 2. Monetary Policy In The News . 3. Greek Bailout Review Updates. 4. EZ Data For The Day. 5. Crude News For Today. 6. Panama Papers Updates. 7. Refugee Crisis News For Tuesday. 8. Libya Political Updates. 9. Latest In Brazil Ongoing Political Crisis. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview....... "Hello Friend"....... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Stocks Fall Most Since February, Yen Surges to 2014 High. http:// washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=13 76-O54SRM6K50Z801-5B200PONPF0SGL8RUFKV24V5TC … *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 3h 3 hours ago The Dow and S&P 500 logged their worst one-day drop in a month http:// on.mktw.net/1RMa08s *Bank of island* ‏@Bankofisland 3h 3 hours ago *Europe* *Stocks* Fall Most in Six Weeks on Weak German Factory Data http:// bloom.bg/1SMTFCL via @*business* *Wal... more »

The Panama Papers Scandal: Geopolitics Of Corruption - George Soros And The "Panama Leaks"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Ever since the release last week of the "Panama Papers" I smelled a rat.... The timing of the "release" of these documents could not have come at a better time for the criminals in the US/Israel/NATO cabal, especially with their mounting losses and defeats in their vain attempt to destroy Syria... On top of that, we have the rising dissent in the United States, and ever where around the planet, as people are finally waking up to the criminality and blatant corruption of their own governments. And as well we have the gloomy world wide economic picture with full collapse definitely com... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Global Times editorial:* *Powerful force is behind Panama Papers* A huge leak of confidential documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm alleged to have been a facilitator of money laundering for its clients has shocked international public opinion. Over 11 million documents were passed to German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung by an anonymous source. These documents have been reportedly investigated by some 300 global journalists for a year. The Western media soon collected the most eye-catching information from the documents and leaders of non-Western countries have... more »

World News Briefs -- April 5, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters: **Iceland's leader resigns, first casualty of Panama Papers* Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson is to resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm which have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. The Panama Papers showed the premier's wife owned an offshore company with big claims on Icelandic banks, infuriating many in his country who joined mass street protests calling for him to resign. The more than 11.5 million documents, leaked fr... more »

Fighting terrorism: When is a war not a war?- Lies Canada's Government Tells

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Amazingly enough the Globe & Mail actually published an article, I found to be very thoughtful.* Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insist that Canada is not at war with the Islamic State. The two men are trifling with a very important word. *The question is, why are they doing it? * Perception management, very big in Canada. Trudeau no different then his predecessor and Stéphane Dion.... sheesh! There are probably hundreds of definitions of what war is, given that archeological evidence shows that armed conflict predates the existence of w... more »

Kurdish Gorran Party & London, England- What is the connection?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Keep it under your hat!* We’ve discussed the rather violent Gorran party, on several occasions, here at the blog. Gorran is the PKK affiliate party, challenger to KDP in the Iraqi Kurdish region. There is some misinformation around, seeming to originate with Israel, that Gorran is an Iranian supported party. If it is supported by anyone in Iran, it is Iranians who identify as kurds. *So, who are the real benefactors of Gorran? * A very vital clue may come from the fact that *the leader of Gorran, a man called Mustafa, has left Iraq for London. **Yes, the London that is in Engl... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
there is no second I feel some th*iing * elese when I talk to yo*u* *I am travelling to* someplace else every time I am within one meter of you time stops life stops and then you talk' and I try so hard to keep up with your read but I am still' so lost in the beautiful pages

Free Download: Joseph Chilton Pearce, “The Crack In The Cosmic Egg”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Crack In The Cosmic Egg”* New constructs of mind and reality. by Joseph Chilton Pearce "The classic work that shaped the thought of a generation with its powerful insights into the true nature of mind and reality. • Defines culture as a "cosmic egg" structured by the mind's drive for logical ordering of its universe. • Provides techniques allowing individuals to break through the vicious circle of logic-based systems to attain expanded ways of creative living and learning. The sum total of our notions of what the world is- and what we perceive its full potential to be- form a... more »

comfortaly numb

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
ye that is real

"The Universe Might Be A Giant Hologram. Cue The Existential Crisis..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Universe Might Be A Giant Hologram. Cue The Existential Crisis..."* by Macrina Cooper-White "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - "Sherlock Holmes" "Is the world around us really just a trick of the eye? Scientists have long believed the universe could be a giant hologram- a two-dimensional realm that only seems to be three-dimensional- and now a group of Viennese researchers have done the math to prove that such a scenario isn’t quite as far-fetched as it seems. The idea that the universe is a 3-D “projection” o...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"FBI Landmines Await Hillary Clinton"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"FBI Landmines Await Hillary Clinton"* Hillary Clinton will soon face questions from FBI director James Comey and federal prosecutors about her email scandal. by Bob McGovern *"Fiat justitia, ruat caelum."* "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." "Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton will have to be on her toes when she is finally grilled by federal prosecutors and the FBI about her email scandal because she could end up facing perjury and contempt charges if she missteps and gives the wrong answer. FBI agents are reportedly nearing the end of their investigation into ... more »

Destruction of Monuments and Memory in the Middle East: Erica Hunter

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya" By Jack Moore, Newsweek, March 4, 2015: * Armed with sledgehammers, chisels and a video camera, ISIS militants took their propaganda campaign to Mosul museum last month, destroying statues and artifacts, dating back to the ancient Assyrian and Akkadian empires, and posting the results online and in slow motion. The terror group’s impetuous destruction of statues and artefacts in Iraq’s second city, which it has controlled since its march across the Sunni-majority northern regions of Iraq last summer, has cau... more »

Department Of Justice Launches Inquiry Into Arizona Primary

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is launching an investigation into last month’s Arizona Democratic primary. Thousands of voters waited for long hours to cast their ballots even while Hillary Clinton was being declared the winner. 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding a revote in Arizona claiming their voting rights were infringed. Gawker reports: In a letter to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, the Justice Department said it was looking to find out if the county followed federal elections law during the March 22nd primary. Many voters repor... more »

Big Mountain Resistance Region, BIA-Hopi Impound Animals

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Louise Benally said 66 head of cattle were seized, including the Benally family's cattle. BIA Hopi Rangers want $27,000 to release them. Check back for updates. By NaBahii Keediniihii Censored News April 5, 2016 - Old Dams at Big Mountain - Images are a bit unclear as to what animals are being rounded up but its very likely horses. No immediate information came with

all the things I still dont know

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
After all this time you would think I got it all figured out but hmans are not like rings on trees you never know despite the age just how juvinle they are at heart

Genocidal Famine Policies To Control Populations: From The British Empire's Orchestrated Famines To Totalitarian Regimes And Now The Globalists' Wet Dream of Worldwide Mass Starvation

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people." - war criminal Henry Kissinger.* *An excerpt from, "Proving the Irish Famine was genocide by the British" By Niall O'Dowd, Irish Central, April 5, 2016: * The most significant section of Tim Pat Coogan’s book on the Irish Famine is not his own writing, but his printing of the United Nations definition of genocide. *“The Famine Plot”, published by Palgrave MacMillan, was released in America and Coogan should have been here to launch it but in a separate but equally confounding plot he was denied a visa... more »

DAHBOO77: Exposed! More Bombshell Proof That Soros Is Funding Chaos In Ukraine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Exposed! More Bombshell Proof That Soros Is Funding Chaos In Ukraine. Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: April 5, 2016. Description: * People begging in subway cars and trains – a familiar scene from 1990’s Russia, when millions of people where impoverished overnight by Western inspired economic shock therapy. Nor are destitute citizens of EU’s poorer countries like Bulgaria and Romania unfamiliar to Stockholm metro users since they could access the Shengen zone. Now it has come to the Netherlands – Ukrainians begging the Dutch to vote Yes in a referendum on EU-Ukraine asso... more »

Who Ignited The Latest Armenia-Azerbaijan War?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Why the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is a no-win situation for Moscow" By Vladimir Mikheev, Russia Beyond The Headlines, April 4, 2016: * Baku seems to have been emboldened by the gradual build-up of its armed forces, capitalizing on the steady flow of oil revenues. *Under the presidency of President Ilham Aliyev, which has lasted for more than a decade, the Caspian Sea state’s annual military spending has surged by almost 30 times. Last year, defense expenditures totalled some $3.6 billion – a figure that exceeds the entire Armenian state budget.* Since 2010, A... more »

April 5: The Greatest Story Never Told

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
https://www.icij.org/#_ga=1.162088828.1749684605.1459878751 Above is the website of the organization that broke the story of the Panama Papers. It's a branch of the Center for Public Integrity whose home page is below. https://www.publicintegrity.org/ I am a little concerned at the list of donors for these organizations. It includes, for example, the Rockefeller Foundation and similar types from families of questionable backgrounds. On the good side, it is a pretty full list of the donors. And some of its work has been pretty good. I am still a little suspicious about the material ... more »

Feds Set up Fake University, Arrest 21 in Bogus Visa Case

DAVID PORTER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Visa - 900] NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an “exceptional” education for foreign... more »

Obama Administration Pushed Release of ‘High Risk’ Bomb Makers From Guantanamo

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, Gitmo] The Department of Defense released two al-Qaida bomb experts Monday from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The two Libyan terrorists will go to the custody of the sub-Saharan African country of Senegal. Salem Abdu Salam Ghereby and Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu... more »

Feds Spend Over $700 Million on a Radioactive Waste Plant That Doesn’t Work

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Process pipe is installed inside of the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit in 2011.] The Department of Energy spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on a radioactive waste treatment plant that ended up breaking down because federal officials didn't bother to properly test the facility before construction was completed, according to a recent audit. Federal... more »

Thompson Gives Ravitch Credit for Opt Out Movement

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Following NPE's very late “call” for “a national opt,” it is not surprising to see the history of the opt out movement already being revised to give credit to education’s “American Idol,” Diane Ravitch. John Thompson writes at Huffington Post, Three cheers for the Opt Out movement! When the history of the collapse of data-driven, competition-driven school improvement is written, the parents and students of the grassroots Opt Out uprising will get much - or most - of the credit for driving a stake through the heart of the testing vampire. Of course, leaders like Diane Ravitch will be... more »

WhatsApp Provides End-To-End Encryption For Billion Users

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
WhatsApp is now providing end-to-end encryption in all their messages. One billion users worldwide will now be able to use the app knowing that their messages would be inaccessible to anyone except the recipient. The Facebook owned company believes that encryption leads to better security all around. From today all communications on the world’s most popular app would be secure. Even Whatsapp would not be able to see the real content of the messages sent between users. Windows Central reports: From Wired: This means that if any group of people uses the latest version of WhatsApp—whet... more »

So it goes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Goo Goo Dolls - City Of Angels Lyrics Artist: Goo Goo Dolls And I'd give up forever to touch you 'Cause I know that you feel me somehow You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be And I don't wanna go home right now And all I can taste is this moment And all I can breathe is your life Well sooner or later, it's over I just don't want to miss you tonight And I don't want the world to see me 'Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's meant to be broken I just want you to know who I am And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming All the moments of truth in your li... more »

Quote of the Day: “America did this to itself. That’s the bad news.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Trump blames America’s economic problems on China. But China did not force America to become a less economically free country. America did this to itself. That’s the bad news. “The good news is that America has the history and the grounding to restore greatness, i.e., prosperity, military security, and first and foremost, the preservation of individual rights.”It’s hard to imagine anything more optimistic or realistic than what lifted America to the greatness it once enjoyed. If only [America would] give it another chance.”* ~ Michael Hurd, from his article ‘Optimism Is M... more »

"Did You Ever..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Did you ever, when you were little, endure your parents' warnings, then wait for them to leave the room, pry loose protective covers and consider inserting some metal object into an electrical outlet? Did you wonder if for once you might light up the room? When you were big enough to cross the street on your own, did you ever wait for a signal, hear the frenzied approach of a fire truck and feel like stepping out in front of it? Did you wonder just how far that rocket ride might take you? When you were almost grown, did you ever sit in a bubble bath, perspiration pooling, notice a ... more »

The Poet: May Sarton, "Unison Benediction"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Unison Benediction" * "Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources, nothing less will teach the stiff hands a new way to serve, to carve into our lives the forms of tenderness and still that ancient necessary pain preserve. Return to the most human, nothing less will teach the angry spirit, the bewildered heart; the torn mind, to accept the whole of its duress, and pierced with anguish… at last, act for love.... more »

"Born In A Cage..."

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

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “The Royal Albert Hall Concert- The Tower”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “The Royal Albert Hall Concert- The Tower” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI8N2569jSg

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You go up to a man, and you say, "How are things going, Joe?" and he says, "Oh fine, fine— couldn't be better." And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn't be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.” - Kurt Vonnegut

The Economy: “Why Bankers HATE It When You Hold Cash”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Why Bankers HATE It When You Hold Cash”* by Bill Bonner "In an extraordinary turn of events, last week we were contacted by our local bankers. Since we were turned down for a mortgage in 1982 (our business finances were thought to be “too shaky”), we have had little truck with them. We pay cash. They mind their own business. But for the first time we can recall, not just one but three suits came to visit. Personable and intelligent, they were worried when they saw how much cash we were keeping on hand. No kidding. They came to visit to propose ways we could “put it to use.” *Too... more »

Super Aleste for the Super Nintendo

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Let's have a brief video game interlude. *Super Aleste*, or *Space Megaforce* if one hails from North America, is a stylish 1992 vertically-scrolling shooter developed by Compile. For retro game aficionados, they were a byword for quality shooters in the vintage era of eight and sixteen bit systems. Their *Aleste* series of games were known for fast, frenetic action, imaginative game play gimmicks, and superlative programming. This was a developer at the top of their game and knew how to make symphonies on the machines of the day. Naturally, *Super Aleste* is no different from its ... more »

DC Judge Overturns Own Opposition to $15 Minimum Wage

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Fight for $15 - 900] A District of Columbia superior court judge overturned his own ruling Monday, allowing advocates to get the $15 minimum wage on the November ballot. Superior Court Judge Maurice Ross initially ruled Jan. 29 that the ballot initiative be suspended. He... more »

South African President Zuma Survives Impeachment Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*:* South African president Jacob Zuma survives impeachment vote* Embattled leader rescued by ANC but position remains shaky as prominent figures join calls for him to resign The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has survived an attempt to impeach him after the African National Congress party gave him its backing. But his long-term future is still in doubt after a string of influential figures called on him to step down. The motion to unseat the president was launched by opposition MPs after the constitutional court ruled that he had ignored an order to repay stat... more »

Al Qaeda's 'Al-Nusra' Faction Is Showing Its True Colours In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Sam Heller, Daily Beast:* *Al-Qaeda’s Screwing up in Syria* Jabhat al-Nusra went to war with a popular Free Syrian Army faction in Idlib. Big mistake. Tensions between Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra and the mainstream opposition in Syria’s rebel north are at an all-time high. Eyes are on a standoff between al-Nusra and a popular rebel brigade in northwest Idlib province and, playing out in parallel, an ongoing anti-Nusra Twitter jeremiad by the son of the founder of modern international jihadism. Now Syrians in the liberated north are enga... more »

Keep Playing Baby

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
why keep on keeping on when you cant keep up thats a question that separates the men from the sheep no matter how beautiful The harder they fall the more Jesus is real its programming and I can not be coded No one can save me but me bottom line that's the mathematical result and it also tells me math is hard and I will never master it so just get over it and survive Everyone plays the lottery everyday not to the extreme of those who play or wish to play pro sports or be actors or politicians but we all compete for a few spots on this world we call work and now the fucking robots ar... more »

Panama's Mossack Fonseca Has Certainly Become Very Famous Over The Weekend... Here's Why

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I bet everyone inside Fortress Hillary in Brooklyn breathed a sign of relief when the Panama Papers of money launderers and assorted financial criminals started leaking and didn't show any Clintons, Mezvinskys or any of the other shady characters they've surrounded themselves with. I'm told, though, there's plenty more to come. The first political casualty seems to be Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, the right-wing prime minister of Iceland who had set up a secret company in the British Virgin Islands to shelter investments with his rich partner, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir, who he lat... more »

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