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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Theodore Roosevelt steals the anti-trust issue...Theodore Roosevelt steals the anti-trust issue from the Democrats, 1904 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ministers back down on rule ‘gagging’ scientists [The Guardian]
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Simply Information's Status Report on Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 38 minutes ago

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

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 48 minutes ago
*“…the broader point is that having a tiny number of individuals making extraordinary sacrifices to enter the housing market is still a huge departure from historical norms. Previously most people bought houses, because most people could. But prices are currently at an historical high relative to incomes. The fact that young people buying houses in Auckland is such a singular event that it is newsworthy is a signifier of the problem in of itself.”* ~ Danyl McLauchlan, from his post 'Chart of the day, kids are too busy watching plasma TVs over Skype to make charts edition' Co... more »

Democrats In Name Only

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

Hall of Barbarous Tribes

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

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *Watch F-22 Raptors Doing Awesome Flybys in the Welsh Countryside* It was the Raptor's first visit to the world-famous Mach Loop There is a place in Wales called the Mach Loop, a long, narrow valley where combat aircraft regularly practice low-level flying. A mecca for military aviation buffs, there are perches along the side of the valley where enthusiasts go to watch planes zoom by—some flying lower than the sightseers out watching some of the fastest planes in the world do their thing. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Impressive.

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

Steve Birr at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser] Republicans in the House of Representatives are set to vote on a controversial school choice bill for the District this week, which pits the Democratic mayor and D.C. Council against President Obama. The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR) gives... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
US air force F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters are to be based in Europe. Photograph: US air force/Reuters *Robert Farley, The Diplomat*: *Could Restarting F-22 Raptor Production Ever Be a Good Idea?* Is there a good reason to restart production of the F-22? Without export prospects, maybe not. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives commissioned a study on resuming production of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The F-22 completed its production run in 2011, after a controversial decision by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to curtail the fighter in favor of simpler, less ex... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CNN: John McCain*:* F-35 is 'a scandal and a tragedy'* Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain slammed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's troubled history Tuesday, saying it "has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance." The development of the Joint Strike Fighter, a fifth-generation stealth jet, has been beset by spiraling costs and schedule delays. The program's price tag is nearly $400 billion for 2,457 planes -- almost twice the initial estimate. McCain, an Arizona Republican, called the cost overruns "disgraceful" and noted that the F-35 progr... more »

Is America Enabling Bad Behaviour From Its Allies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted upon his arrival at King Khalid International Airport for a summit meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 20, 2016 © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Jeremy Shapiro and Richard Sokolsky, VOX*: How America enables its allies' bad behavior* It is satisfying and certainly trendy to complain about America's allies. President Barack Obama unloaded on them recently in an interview with the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, calling them "free riders" who rely on the US for security but refuse to pay back. The commentariat has piled on, with a special focus on det... more »

Don’t Ask for Freedom – Live It!

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - We have such magnificence to be manifested, but it must be set free.

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

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
FOMC..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago FOMC statement redline comparison http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-2 7/hawkish-fed-removes-global-risk-alert-sees-gradual-rate-hikes-appropriate … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago US stocks rise as Fed reassures on gradual rate path, economy. Dow ends up 0.3% *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 4h 4 hours ago FOMC managed to confound mkt participants w/only rhetorical changes in statement.Rate hike expectations barely moved *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago FED REMOVES R... more »

The persistence of #edreform despite evidence of failure

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 4 hours ago
NAEP results are yet again indicating that strict reforms, as current high school seniors have experienced a near-lifetime of initiatives that count as education “reform,” from NCLB to RTTT, have failed. Mountains of evidence are collecting, but education reform programs, like scripted curricula in all subjects, persist for two reasons, in my estimation. One, educational change […]

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*The Hillary-wing of the Democratic Party* A gaggle of professional pols in the L.A. area who identify themselves as progressives-- and sometimes vote in Congress as though they are-- are Hillary surrogates. Some are pretty slimy and none are especially trusted or even respected any longer, if some once were. They're just there, clawing their way up the political ladder like any other conventional careerist politician. Lila Garrett, on the other hand, is not a politician. But she is a mainstay of the progressive movement in Southern California. A screenwriter and KPFK radio host, sh... more »

Fisking a land-tax looney

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I argued Tuesday that any land tax introduced however presently circumscribed will see the shackles come off bit by bit until it there willl be no escape from the grey ones for any land-owner (When they came for foreign land-owners …”). Already, not less than twenty-four hours after the trial balloon was afloat Gareth Bloody Morgan had already started blowing his own trumpet for the across-the-bloody-board imposition of the ten percent (or more) land tax on *every single land owner in the country*. (Not caring what this would do to cash-flow poors land-owners; or what it would... more »

10:07 a.m.

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
*"He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m. * *He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson of Chanhassen."* *"All seven and we'll watch them fall,* *They stand in the way of love,* *And we will smoke them all,* *With our intellect and our savior-faire* *No one in the whole universe* *Will ever compare* *I am yours now and, you are mine,* *And together we'll love through all* *Space and time, so don't cry.* *One day all seven will die."* Ten is the number of The Christ Consciouness, Man created in the living image of God, perfected. *1* is Man, or Adam, for he was created to ... more »

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato Cancel North Carolina Concerts

Stream Staff at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Recording artist Nick Jonas (L) and honoree/singer Demi Lovato attend the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.] Former Disney stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have decided to cancel their joint North Carolina concerts in protest of the state’s recent HB2 law. Announced Monday in a set of Twitter posts, the duo said, “After much thought and... more »

Iranian Man Self-Immolates On Pacific Island Refugee Centre

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
An Iranian man set himself on fire on Wednesday in protest at being kept in a refugee detention centre by the Australian government on the small island community of Nauru. Four other refugees also reportedly attempted suicide during a visit by UN officials to the immigration detention and offshore asylum processing center in the South Pacific. Human rights groups have long criticised the policy and conditions in the camps. Buddhist monk self-immolation The New Arab reports: Immigration Minister Peter Dutton revealed the 23-year-old would be air-lifted from the Pacific island to hosp... more »

Chet Raymo, “Speaking of Water…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* “Speaking of Water…”* by Chet Raymo “How many water molecules- H2O- are there in the world's oceans? This is the kind of time-wasting calculation I love doing, but I will leave it as an exercise for one of you. Look up the mass of a proton in grams. A water molecule has essentially the mass of 18 protons (hydrogen=1, oxygen=8 protons + 8 neutrons; remember, this is an order of magnitude calculation). A cubic centimeter of water has (by definition) a mass of one gram. Divide for the number of water molecules in a cubic centimeter of water. How many cubic centimeters in the ocean... more »

Scientists: Human Life Begins With a Bright Flash of Light

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Zinc Flash of Light Egg Fertilization - 900] The connection between light and life is as familiar as the first verses of Genesis. That does not make the news Tuesday out of Northwestern University in Chicago any less astounding. Scientists there have proven and captured on film for... more »

The Elevator

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*And if DeElevator tries 2 break u down - Go Crazy.* *Put ur HANDS UP!!* L.A. Reid Says Prince Thought Elevators 'Were the Devil', Finds Friend's Death 'Haunting' by Jackie Willis 11:48AM EDT, April 22, 2016 Prince's friend L.A. Reid is pretty "spooked" that the 57-year-old musician was found dead in an elevator. The music executive revealed on *CBS This Morning* on Friday that Prince did not like elevators and pointed out that he even included the lyric, "Don't let the elevator bring us down," in the 1984 song, "Let's Go Crazy." [image: AdTech Ad] *EXCLUSIVE: Prince's Ex-... more »

Yeah, he's right

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
At a panel to mark this year's Intellectual Property Day, the founder of hitREC●rd, Jospeh Gordon Levitt, said *I think the way that we figure out how intellectual property is going to work today — and especially how it’s going to work moving into the future — will be a huge part of us succeeding as a human race. I’m glad we’re dedicating a day re: intellectual property — I think it’s well worth talking about.* And you know what? He's right. [Hat tip.Adam Mossoff] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Palestinian Hamas militants guard an anti-Israel rally organized by the Hamas movement in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Feb. 26, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Suhaib Salem) *Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor*: *Has the countdown to next Hamas-Israel war begun?* Israel and Hamas have been escalating their war of words, which observers on both sides fear could turn into violence. Gaza has yet to recover from the destruction of the last war with Israel in the summer of 2014, when more than 178,000 houses were destroyed or damaged, which makes any upcoming war between Israel and the Palestinia... more »

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

Stream Staff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Girl in locker room - 900] Students must use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds with their biological sex, Florida’s Marion County School Board voted Tuesday night. As The Daily Caller reports, the 4-to-1 vote “overturned a policy created by the district’s superintendent, which allowed students... more »

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

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
South Korea’s Olympic athletes should be protected from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this years Olympics. South Korea’s Olympic committee has unveiled the country’s Zika-Proof outfits, consisting of long-sleeved shirts and pants impregnated with mosquito-repellent chemicals The athletes will wear their new outfits during ceremonies, training and at the athletes’ village in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Medical Express reports: The committee said it couldn’t make changes to the uniforms worn during competition because of strict rules and performance concerns, although athletes wil... more »

What is Our Political Strategy Now?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Barring some unforeseen miracle from the heavens these will be the mainstream choices in America during next November's election. Bad and bad..... I won't pull the lever for either of them. Some will vilify me, and others like me, for trying to put "Trump into the White House". What about the Supreme Court they will scream? I will be voting for Jill Stein from the Green Party. She is solid on all the issues and gives me a chance to give my vote to someone who actually earned it and represents what I truly believe in. I am not about to spend my entire adult life working for pe... more »

World News Briefs -- April 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Parties in struggling Syria talks unclear on date of next round* The United Nations said on Wednesday no date had been set for the next round of Syria peace talks, contradicting a report quoting Russia's deputy foreign minister as saying talks would resume in Geneva on May 10. U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura is struggling to keep the peace process alive after the main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) left formal talks last week. The HNC said on Wednesday that it was up to the United Nations to say when peace talks would resume, but that it would not t... more »

april 28: national day of mourning

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
Across Canada, April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on their jobs. The image of the canary reminds us that, not so very long ago, a tiny yellow bird was the only safety device mine workers had against some of the terrible dangers of their workplace. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees are often the canaries in the coal mine for the public, putting themselves on the front line of public safety every day. Just yesterday, members of CUPE Local 1989 in the quiet Port Credit library faced a trauma and a public emergency. None of them was... more »

House Of Representatives Passes Bill Strengthening Online Privacy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that will restrict government access to public communications held in electronic storage. The Email Privacy Act would strengthen email and data privacy stored in the cloud. PC World reports: The Email Privacy Act would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House on Wednesday voted 419-0 to pass the legislation and send it to the Senate. The bill, with 314 cosponsors in the House, would update a 30-year-old ...more »

Same old story watch: Trump reads foreign policy speech!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016Like Candidate Bush before him:* Understandably, Kevin Drum is rolling his eyes about the foreign policy speech delivered by Candidate Trump. Drum's post starts like this. We include Drum's italics: DRUM (4/27/16): I kinda sorta listened to Donald Trump's foreign policy speech this morning. You know, the one we were all looking forward to because it was *written by an actual speechwriter* and would be *delivered via teleprompter.* That's Trump being presidential, I guess. So how did Trump do? That depends on your expectations. For a guy who never uses a ... more »

Wild Weather At Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Fukushima Daiichi seems to be having some wild weather today. Here is a pdf of images: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rm3435v1wjjkw40/April%2028%202016.pdf?dl=0 Selected examples:

April 27:

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/climate-change-fossil-leap-economy-pipelines-1.3551585 This is an interesting opinion piece from CBC news. It caught me eye on several points. One was the unique way of presenting the case. Another was the irony of the style. The reference to premier Notley who wants to keep pumping oil because it, duh, creates jobs, is a painful reminder of how far the NDP has fallen in priorities and basic intelligence. (Why did she remind me of Cardy?) Finally, it reminded me of the utter failure of Moncton city councils to prepare for the future. It is extremely ... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Dare To Stand Alone”* “Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true, And "dare to stand alone;" Strive for the right whate'er ye do, Though helpers there be none. Nay, bend not to the swelling surge Of popular sneer and wrong; 'Twill bear thee on to ruin's verge, With current wild and strong. Stand for the Right! Humanity Implores, with groans and tears, Thine aid to break the fest'ring links That bind her toiling years. Stand for the Right!- proclaim it loud- Thou'lt find an answering tone In honest hearts, and thou no more Be downed to stand alone!” - Frances Dana Gage, 1869

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

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 8 hours ago
------------------------------ ------------------------------ *Washington Is Forcing Its European Vassals To Accept 2nd Wave of Immigrants * ------------------------------ April 23, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. Washington Is Forcing Its European Vassals To Accept 2nd Wave of Immigrants The Obama Regime forced the EU to accept millions of refugees from Washington’s failed wars in the Middle East and Africa. Now the Obama Regime is forcing the EU to accept millions of refugees from its failed policy in Uk... more »

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Dear (White) Liberal San Franciscan, *- by Denise Sullivan* I regret to inform, you missed it: The final day of celebration for the St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church on Fillmore Street was Sunday. Aside from its usual meditation on "A Love Supreme" and a service to deliver the wisdom in its creator's words, there was even a bit of time that day reserved to remember Prince, a kindred spirit and sound messenger of love who transitioned last Thursday. But really, there is no need to cry for the Coltrane Church: Going strong for nearly 50 years, it will continue to thrive in ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 27, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Fears grow about rising US troop levels in Middle East* Fears are growing in Congress about the deeper U.S. involvement in the Middle East. The latest flashpoint is President Obama’s decision this week to send an additional 250 special operations troops to Syria, where they will support forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The decision follows a separate move to increase the number of troops in Iraq and as the Pentagon and White House struggle to withdraw troops as scheduled from Afghanistan, where the Taliban — and a nascent ISIS presence — a... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Donald Trump, Laying Out Foreign Policy, Promises Coherence* WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump, fresh from a string of resounding primary victories in Eastern states, promised a foreign policy on Wednesday that he said would put “America first,” castigating President Obama and Hillary Clinton for what he described as Middle East missteps that disillusioned the nation’s allies and emboldened its rivals. Mr. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, pledged a major buildup of the military, the swift destruction of the Islamic State and the re... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
John Kerry (right) expressed his concerns to Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (Reuters: Brendan Smialowski) Washington Post: U.S.-Russia cooperation frays as Syria truce falls apart Barely two months after the United States and Russia joined together to forge a partial cease-fire in Syria, cooperation between them, including on a long-term political solution to that country’s civil war, is rapidly eroding. Russia this week accused the administration of “appeasing” its regional partners by ignoring the presence of terrorists among opposition forces it backs in the fight against S... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Cyber attacks are being launched in order to overload or manipulate IS's communications. Reuters: Rick Wilking *Wall Street Journal:* *Pentagon Won’t Give Islamic State Clues on Cyber Strategy* *‘I’m not interested in giving them any advantage,’ says Adm. Mike Rogers, head of U.S. Cyber Command* WASHINGTON—The Pentagon is being careful not to reveal the precise ways it is targeting Islamic State through the use of expanded cyber weaponry, concerned that any clues could help the terror network avoid future attacks. Adm. Mike Rogers, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Secur... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VICE News:* *What It's Really Like to Fight for the Islamic State* VICE News has obtained footage taken from the headcam of an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq. The clash took place about 30 miles north of Mosul. Unlike IS propaganda, which often presents sweeping battlefield victories, the video shows chaos, panic, and the fighters retreating. VICE News shows the grim reality of an IS foot soldier. *Update*: Watch Islamic State fighters attack Kurdish positions in a U.S.-made Humvee (Washington Post) *WNU Edit... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Post:** Venezuela declares a 2-day workweek because of dire energy shortages* In a desperate attempt to save electricity, drought-stricken Venezuela has introduced a new concept to the workplace calendar: the five-day weekend. President Nicolás Maduro will furlough the country's public employees — who account for a third of the labor force — for the bulk of the week, so they can sit through rolling blackouts at home rather than in the office. “The public sector will work Monday and Tuesday, while we go through these critical and extreme weeks," he said on his regular p...more »

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

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 8 hours ago
As many who read this blog will note, I am often concerned with the impact of weapons development on international security, human rights and international law. I’ve spent much time considering whether autonomous weapons violate international law, or will run us head long into arms races, or will give some incentives to oppress their […]

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

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
https://audioboom.com/boos/4491053-labour-party-member-who-agrees-with-naz-shah-comments-i-can-t-be-antisemitic-i-m-a-marxist-and-marx-was-a-jew/embed/v4?image_option=full&link_color=%2355ACEE&source=twitter_card&utm_campaign=detailpage&utm_content=card&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Oh good grief

Maddow watch: John Kasich and the elderly neighbor!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016Another disgusting offense:* Rachel Maddow's cable show has descended into the mire. The corporate star who fronts the program now typically spins her viewers throughout the bulk of the week. She avoids almost all matters of substance. Instead, she has descended to the world's oldest, ugliest play. Persistently, she teaches us liberals that we should learn to loathe Those People, The Others, the ones Over There. Routinely, she offers highly selective presentations to help us learn to loathe more fully. Not uncommonly, she simply misstates basic facts t... more »

Has Ted Cruz lost his mind?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*what does he know that we don't?* That is all.

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man * *Who Defied Hitler And the Nazis by Refusing to Salute"* by Jay Syrmopoulos "Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But, conscience ask the question, is it right? And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr. *Click image for larger size.* "In what can only be described as one of the most iconic photos of World War II, a lone m... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Yerevan, Armenia. Thanks for stopping by!

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Hillary: Wall Street's Golden Girl”* By Pepe Escobar “So it's a go for Zeus to launch the thunderbolt. Neo-Athena- minus the wisdom- Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Goddess of War, Empress of the Perma-Smirk, will finally have her shot at the U.S. presidency. After the Battle of New York, she's on top on number of votes; number of states; number of pledged delegates; number of superdelegates. It seems as inevitable as death and offshore accounts. "I don't think she's going to be indicted"; thus spoke Donald Trump to Fox News in relation to Servergate. "The Democratic Party is go... more »

"No Way To Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Never shy away from opportunity and wholehearted living. Never be fearful of putting yourself out there. The courageous may encounter many disappointments, experience profound disillusionment, gather many wounds; but cherish your scars for they are the proud emblems of a truly phenomenal life. The fearful, cautious, cynical and self-repressed do not live at all. And that is simply no way to be in this world." - Anthon St. Maarten

“Is This Making Kids Dumb?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Is This Making Kids Dumb?”* by Bill Bonner “Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time? When the sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine.” – “Desperado,” The Eagles GUALFIN, Argentina – "No major meltdown in the stock market yesterday. Au contraire, stock prices generally moved up. But our focus this week is on the real, the concrete – things that matter. Like cold feet. We have only a few days more at the ranch; we have to pay attention to them. And there is so much to pay attention to! *Everything Matters: *“I read that kids today spend nearly eight hours a day on their cellpho... more »

Sea of doom

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
*Dateline London*'s Alex Deane on Laura K:

Great minds...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Someone else seems to have noticed the same thing...

White House In Lockdown After Object Is Thrown Over Fence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The White House has been locked down amid fears a suspicious package was hurled over the fence. It is the second lock down in less than 24 hours when an intruder breached security at the north lawn of the presidential residence by leaping over the fence. President Obama is believed to be inside the White House. The Mirror reports: The security alert was activated after a package containing papers and a phone was thrown over the fence, according to CNN. The Secret Service, which protects the president and the White House, was reportedly checking for any possible threats in the area f...more »

Catholic Schools to Host Pro-Abortion Speakers at Commencements

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Catholic college - 900] At least 10 Catholic colleges are hosting commencement speakers or honoring individuals this year who are publicly opposed to Catholic beliefs on abortion and marriage. Although these universities technically subscribe to the church's prohibition of abortion and same-sex marriage, students at... more »

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

Brett Schaefer & Steven Groves at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Kerry and Kirby - 900] State Department spokesman John Kirby announced that the Obama administration plans to circumvent U.S. law in order to advance its climate agenda. This should come as no surprise, as the president has already circumvented the Constitution through not submitting what... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Chinese oil rig Haiyang Shi You 981 (C) is seen in the South China Sea, off the shore of Vietnam in this May 14, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Minh Nguyen/Files James Goldrick, Lowy Institute, Real Clear Defense: *Beijing's South China Sea "Land Creation"* *At What Cost?* China's leadership faces difficult decisions in the South China Sea. China is at some risk of achieving what it sees as a military success at the price of losing the peace. There is increasing evidence that its land creation (for they are not 'reclamation') activities in the South China Sea are developing a network ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CCTV:* *China dismisses Pentagon report on freedom of navigation* BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday urged the United States to show respect for other countries' sovereignty and security. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the statement at a regular press briefing when asked to comment on an annual freedom of navigation report released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on April 25. According to the DoD Freedom of Navigation Report for the Fiscal Year 2015, the U.S. military conducted "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries and region... more »

Prince Harry Says ‘Arse’ During Live BBC Interview

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Prince Harry said ‘Arse’ live on air during Chris Evans’ Radio 2 breakfast show. The Prince who is fifth in line to the royal throne uttered the word on behalf of injured servicemen and women, for lack of a better word. The Independent reports: While “arse” might not even constitute a swear word for most of us mere mortals, Prince Harry has still created a little controversy for uttering this profanity. The 31-year-old Prince was caught off guard while speaking to Top Gear host Chris Evans about the forthcoming Invictus Games. “It is epic amounts of fun, and it’s for everyone,’ the ... more »

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

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Iran’s defense minister has slammed the United States for adopting double-standards in policy to defend their interests. He also accused them, Saudi Arabia, and Israel for propping up terrorist groups Speaking at the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS), Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said that such double standards may finally lead to a new world war. Press TV reports: For the sake of safeguarding its own interests, Washington is employing “double, multiple standards on the main issues associated with the disruption of safety and stability,” Dehqan said, adding,... more »

Ted Cruz Taps Carly Fiorina to Serve as Running Mate

Scott Bauer & Steve Peoples at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has chosen Fiorina to serve as his running mate.] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina -- a woman who he said has repeatedly “shattered glass ceilings” -- to serve as his... more »

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

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Cross, Church, Christians, Christianity, Crescents, Mosques, Muslims, Islam, Sunrise, Sunset] Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens believes practicing Christians in Europe will be outnumbered by devout Muslims "very soon." Geens made the remarks Monday during a European Parliament debate on terrorism. Geens warned about the rapidly declining number of Christians attending church... more »

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

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: EPA Gina McCarthy] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are moving ahead with a key part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) despite the Supreme Court issuing a stay against the agency's global warming plan in February. The EPA submitted a proposal to the... more »

"The greatest broadcaster in the world" in action

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
*That* exchange on this morning's *Today* 02:39.15: *Nick Robinson*: A last word on an organisation that you used to be in charge of...You were chairman of *this *organisation, of course, which you generously called "the greatest broadcaster in the world", the BBC. There are people on* your* side of the argument, who are in favour of remaining in the EU, who - to paraphrase them - say the BBC's bending over backwards to produce balance in this argument and doing so in a way that does *not *produce the facts. *Lord Patten*: Well, I think the BBC has an extremely difficult job. It's... more »

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

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - Just what exactly is it that is being sacrificed?

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

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Radio - 900] BBC, the world's largest broadcasting company by number of employees, is striving to have a workforce where one in six is gay, lesbian or disabled by 2020. Half the workforce, both on- and off-screen, have to be women. The number... more »

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

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Anti-fracking demonstration outside New York Governor Cuomo's office on October 9, 2012.] Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas has essentially no effect on local water quality, according to a study published Tuesday by scientists at the University of Texas Arlington. The researchers collected and analyzed private well-water samples in Texas four times over... more »

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

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
One Friday in January, graduate student Meredyth Forbes was reviewing material for her dissertation with her mentor when she decided to make a confession. She “burst out with a statement that some of the data was fabricated,” said Edward Burns, research integrity officer at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where Forbes worked. It was, Burns told Retraction Watch: a spontaneous, unsolicited, admission […] The post Einstein grad student admits cooking data, settles with Office of Research Integrity appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Genetically Modified Crops: The Trouble Is In The Soil

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
The fundamental argument is that industrial cropping methods steadily denature soils until it becomes unusable. We are not there yet and GMOs are actually a way to postpone that day.. Salvaging those soils will mean a full return to organic methods augmented with biochar amendment in particular. I make the argument that we cannot start soon enough and will need access to human labor in particular to optimize the organic protocol. That will provide a mainstay for my economic redevelopment that ends poverty and provides a healthy life way for all humanity. The process has begu... more »

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

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
.I do meditate but not nearly as much as i would like and i came to it all only several years ago when i began seeing confirmation of clear benefits. I am definitely a late adopter. And i have zero ambition to cancel gravity by this means. I have learned that it takes about fifteen minutes for the mind to properly settle down. Then you are really meditating. It also helps to do contemplative meditation before you start. Once you have mastered the process which can takes some time, just enjoy what comes. The inner sun is real and so is light and yes white ligh... more »

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

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
This is turning out to be far more effective than anyone imagined. Note here that this a necessary solution for those who are clearly unemployable and just as obviously unable to navigate any of the services available. If you have a basket of mental issues, there is no magic. So stop acting as it is these folks fault that they are part of the lower third of human functionality. What is startling is just how cost effective this has become. That alone supports ongoing political support from all those folks truly embarrassed by the phenomena. Something that works well... more »

A Tax on Income Attacks Life Itself

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 11 hours ago
Through the income tax, the government can be informed regarding the financial activities of every citizen and can of course snoop as it wishes. That is trouble enough but quite rightly it makes general surveilance possible if only because it provides a starting point. It is an enabler. I still think we want that but in a digestible form . That is a hard problem to set up. . *A Tax on Income Attacks Life Itself* *Our lives and liberties are unsafe so long as it exists* - *Jeffrey Tucker * *Friday, April 15, 2016* * https://fee.org/articles/a-tax-on-income-attacks-... more »

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

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 11 hours ago
Regular Truth Jihad Radio guest Martin Hill just posted this interview alongside the "Three Little Pigs Jew Scene" which I discuss at minute 6:55. I point out that the evil vizier in Aladdin – the first Disney project after the company was acquired by Zionist Jew Michael Eisner – is an Arab Muslim stereotype based on the Jewish fuller brush man character in the Three Little Pigs:

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Finally, the second half of* *Gearing up for the Annexation of Mosul. Destroying Iraq & Maybe Mosul Dam too! * *Additional Background: 2007: Iraqi Mosul Dam Seen In Danger of Collapsing* *You may need to read the two relinks if you have not already. And you really should read all the way to the end. I saved the **pièce de résistance for the end!* *A quick review:* Everyone has to realize that what is set to happen in Mosul has *zero to do with ‘fighting ISIS’ *and everything to do with *birthing the ‘new middle east’*. Ash Carter has stated quite clearly. *“The U.S. plan to accele... more »

Trump Vows to Put ‘America First’ in Foreign Policy

JILL COLVIN & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him.] (Eds: Updates with additional details.) WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare formal policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to put American s... more »

Police: Prince Was Murdered

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Police have reportedly launched a murder investigation into Prince’s death with insiders believing it is ‘extremely likely’ the star was killed in eerily similar circumstances to Michael Jackson. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED Detectives are looking into whether Prince was over-prescribed pharmaceutical drugs as a way of causing his death. They have put a crack team of investigators in place and are refusing to rule out a criminal homicide charge. ‘He was definitely killed, we just have to find out who did it,’ said a police insider. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES CONFIRMED His heirs decided to crem... more »

Video Shows The Grim Reality Of Life As ISIS Soldier

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Vice News has obtained footage claiming to show ISIS fighters involved in a fatal battle with Kurdish Peshmerga 30 miles outside of Mosul. The headcam footage was recovered from an ISIS fighter’s helmet and finishes with the man getting shot and martyred. Talk and Purpose reports: As VICE rightly points out, the ISIS propaganda wing, comprised of a growing collective of sympathetic media outlets, is prudent in how it represents the group’s battlefield prowess on the internet. Official videos, of which there are hundreds — maybe thousands — typically, if not always, depict ISIS in a ... more »

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

SAM HANANEL at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Robert McDonnell - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed poised to overturn the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges and place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws. Justices across the ideological spectrum expressed... more »

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

Blake Neff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Gates_at_Pomona_College - 900] A dinner event at Pomona College intended to be open to all non-white women was canceled after it was denounced by black women at the school for not being black-only. The so-called "Dinner for the Sistahs" event was to be held last... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Storm clouds gather over South China Sea ahead of key U.N. ruling* BEIJING — A summer storm is brewing in the South China Sea. Evidence appears to be mounting that China is pondering another bout of island-building in the sea, and the United States is already on alert. Twice last week — and again on Tuesday — the U.S. Pacific Command said it sent warplanes close to Scarborough Shoal, a triangular chain of coral reefs, sand and rocks just off the coast of the Philippines. In Beijing, the response was sharp. The shoal is the latest point of friction between Chin... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Two US F-22 Raptor fighters have been flown to Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in Romania to deter Russian agression. REUTERS/Toby Melville *Reuters:* *'We're not here to provoke,' say U.S. jet pilots on Putin's doorstep* For the squadron of U.S. fighter pilots standing on the runway of an air base in Romania, the mission is clear: show that the United States is ready to flex its military muscles if needed, and don't provoke the Russians. Two advanced F-22 U.S. fighters flew to the base on the Black Sea on Monday for the first time since Washington beefed up military support for NATO'... more »

Russian S-300 Delivery To Iran Is Ahead Of Schedule

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*RT*:* Russian deliveries of S-300s to Iran ‘ahead of schedule,’ arms export official says* Iran is receiving its first deliveries of Russian-made S-300 air defense systems well ahead of schedule, and Tehran is in talks with Moscow about the purchase of other weaponry, Russia’s top arms export official said. Russian deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran are going as planned, the head of Russia's federal arms exports service, FSVTS, told journalists on Tuesday. “I would even say that we’re well ahead of schedule,” Fomin was quoted by TASS as saying. “Hopefully, everyth... more »

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

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Bernie this morning on ABC, clearly and toughly stating his case, and why he'll take it all the way to the... https://t.co/58CM9NSrSs — Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 24, 2016 *by Gaius Publius* I don't want this point to get lost. It was made in a longer piece I recently did, but it's important as a stand-alone. After the New York primary, Bernie Sanders took a day off and appeared, to me at least, to take a moment to get his feet back under him (I like the athlete metaphor since he is one). Then he came back strong with these two messages: - I'm fighting until the last vote ... more »

Hubble Telescope Spots New Moon Orbiting Dwarf Planet Makemake

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
NASA’s Hubble Space telescope has found a previously unseen moon around the dwarf planet Makemake. The very bright dwarf planet lies beyond the planets of the Solar System in the Kuiper Belt, catching the last rays of the sun, after which lies the vast void of outer space that contains 99.9999… % of the universe. Science Focus reports: Warm spot mystery Named after the creation god of the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island, Makemake (pronounced mah-key mah-key) has puzzled scientists as to why despite infrared readings showing a bright and cold surface, the dwarf planet frequently sho...more »

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

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Scientology leader David Miscavige is engaged in a new war with his 80 year old father over a new tell- all book. The book exposes internal Scientology leadership struggles between founder L. Ron Hubbard and current leader David Miscavige and alleges poor living conditions and violence at the organization’s California headquarters. Ron Miscavige’s highly anticipated memoir entitled ‘Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me’, is due to hit stores next week. RT reports: Among the allegations in the book is that David “seized power” from Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. ... more »

French Agent Orange Film

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
The film trailer is easily understood by anyone even if you don't speak French. The legacy of US use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War still haunts the people and the environment. Thanks to my friend André Bouny for his work in France on this issue for many years. Visit his web site *here*


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Norway Offers Refugees Cash To Leave The Country No Energy Recovery In Sight: Freeport Fires 25% Of Its Oil And Gas Workers Major UK Pension Fund Slashes Benefits As Funding Crisis Spreads Seymour Hersh: Saudis Paid Pakistan to Hold bin Laden To Prevent U.S. Interrogation Vertical Gardening Eight Times as Productive Carlyle Group beats expectations, profit drops 79% German Nuclear Power Plant Confirms It Was Infected With Computer Viruses Venezuela Economy Literally Grinds To A Halt As Maduro Orders "Five Day Weekend" For Public Workers And... Cash-Starved IS... more »

$15 Minimum Wage Sends California Businesses Fleeing

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Supporters gather on April 4, 2016 to watch as California Gov. Jerry Brown signs the new $15 minimum wage law.] California businesses are already starting to move out of state less than a month after lawmakers raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to reports Monday. California beat New York by a couple hours April 4 to become... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 12 hours ago
*Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood headlines Wednesdays at the Square and much more from da NOLA DEFENDER * *Levees.Org founder is featured in this film 'Only New Orleans.' Free screening today 1225 N. Rampart Street at 2:15p *

Warning Graphic Content!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
The United States Air Force and CIA assassinate targets in residential areas, at FUNERALS and WEDDINGS and routinely murder children, mothers and entire families. They do this in countries we have no declaration of war with or a recognized combat zone. This video was made at Creech Air Force base where pilots have commanded drones that have executed many children. At the annual SHUT DOWN CREECH protest (2016), the EEK TEAM (environmentally evolved Kids) performed what may be the pinnacle of "Die-Ins", the execution of a funeral procession. The number of funerals targeted by Cr... more »

Suspicious Fires

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*CN Rail Trestle Bridge on fire near Mayerthorpe, Alberta* Glancing through the news headlines this morning...I had to get to RT before finding out about the huge railway trestle fire in Alberta. It wasn't in the Canadian media headlines and so I went back to the CBC and found it on the back pages. When I was in my early 20's and then later on when I was raising my two sons...I travelled Canada coast to coast by train. I've done it five times in all. In the 1990's, I took my sons when they were pre-teenagers so they could appreciate the vastness and beauty of Canada. It is truly ... more »

Naz Shah!

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Naz Shah. What can I say? The Daily Politics tackled this issue. They were baffled. Where does it all come from, they wondered, not once mentioning the Muslims. “How are these things not picked up during the selection process? asked Liam Fox. Andrew Neil said: What’s going through someone’s mind when you post “Let’s not forget that everything Hitler did was legal” “I don’t know - some of the things you see on social media...” said Lisa Nandy. “It’s like something from the Ku Klux Klan” continued Neil. “Adolf Eichmann suggested in 1940 that all Jews should be deported from Germ... more »

Popular Science top 10 for 2016

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Poplular Science used to be about my favorite magazine.

Avett BrothersAin't No Man

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

Note Left Next To Bodies Of Muslim Couple Murdered In California

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A Muslim couple were found shot to death at their home in California on Sunday with a chilling message left behind by the killer that read, “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy.” Police believe the suspect or suspects where familiar with the couple and are looking for their son to eliminate him from their inquiries. Fox News reports: San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said Tuesday the bodies of Shamima Rabbi, 57, and Golam Rabbi, 59, were discovered at around 2 p.m. Sunday in their Quimby neighborhood home. The Los Angeles Times reported that police were called to check out the home af... more »

Triggered by radio 4

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Lots of people listen to the radio while they work. They can take their minds off the here-and-now and lose themselves in whatever the BBC streams into their brain. They’re aiming for a kind of mindlessness. (the opposite of mindfulness.) Anyway, I wasn’t exactly working while I listened to radio 4 for an hour or so yesterday morning, but I felt I was being bullied. Jane Garvey and some other voices were speaking to me, confiding in me almost conspiratorially, as if I were their friend. They were telling me what I should think, and to demur would be objectionable. Before Woman’s... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1HcpOtAYhc

"Your Credo..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.” - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn ○ “Biology says that we are who we are from birth. That our DNA is set in stone. Unchangeable. Our DNA doesn't account for all of us though, we're human. Life changes us. We develop new traits. Become less territorial. We start competing. We learn from our mistakes. We face our greatest fears. For better or worse, we find ways to become more than our biology. The risk of course is that we can change too much to... more »

Police Robots: Human lives matter

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
[image: Anbot China Police Robot]It Its only the logical development.

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

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A research assistant at King Saud University (KSU) has lost his job after he used material from a student’s thesis without permission or attribution in a paper. Lakshmana Krishnappa was terminated after a disciplinary committee considered his case last November, the vice dean for postgraduate training and research at KSU told Retraction Watch. In April of last year, […] The post Research assistant fired for using student’s thesis in a paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Democracy in Saudi Arabia?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) tweeted at 1:45 PM on Fri, Mar 25, 2016: I asked the Saudi ambassador to the UN why he supports democracy in Syria but not in Saudi Arabia - @AJUpFront clip: https://t.co/bblCAHCdZS (https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/713361161161408512?s=03)

Never Again, Fear and Faith in Paris

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
I meant to watch “Never Again. Fear and Faith in Paris” last night, but unfortunately I fell asleep. Never mind. I watched it this morning on iPlayer. It started promisingly. The first part included rather sympathetic treatment of the current wave of antisemitism in France, seen from the perspective of French Jews. Mother and daughter. Fearful in Paris Professor Andrew Hussey, author of “The French Intifada” was featured as the film’s resident expert. I hadn’t heard of Prof. Hussey so I searched for a few reviews of his book. The Guardian’s critic David A Bell, didn’t seem to... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Stories Of Despair From The Forgotten People * *That The U.S. Economy Has Left Behind"* by Michael Snyder "There is so much economic despair in our country today, but if you have a good job and if you live in a good neighborhood you might not ever encounter it. There really are “two Americas” in 2016, and they are getting farther and farther apart with each passing year. On the one hand, you have lots of people smiling in New York City these days because of the stock market boom, and property values have soared to ridiculous levels in San Francisco because of the tech bubble. Bu... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"John Williams: Dollar Panic Coming" * By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Economist John Williams has long predicted the $16 trillion in U.S. dollar assets held outside of America will be sold in a panic. The time draws near for that scenario to unfold, and Williams explains, “When people start selling the dollar, or dollar denominated assets, you will see the value of the plunge. We have had a remarkable rally in the dollar since mid-2014, and it is up over 30%. It is going to be going down by more than that, and we are going to be headed to new lows. We have the waffling of the F... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"ZINGER ALERT: When life hurts. When it baffles and confuses. When it doesn't quite seem to work. These are just signs from Me, as if I were tapping on your shoulder or whispering in your ear, trying to point out that something important, something really, really important, is being misunderstood. And when ignored the tapping may just get louder and louder and louder. This Note is just in case, one day, something doesn't make sense. You know, for a friend." "Warm hugs," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

“Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion”* by George Musser "This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein’s creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes infects even scientists. It opened up a universe that never ceases to surprise — black holes, the big bang, dark energy, gravitational waves — jolting us out of the grooves of thought that we fall into all too easily. Yet the... more »

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

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
US troops are in Syria and the Pentagon has sent 250 more despite repeated promises to the contrary. President Obama confirmed plans to dramatically increase the American troop presence in Syria by deploying the additional 250 personnel, saying that the troops would help drive out ISIS. But according to the US State Department spokesman John Kirby, those soldiers wearing boots in Syria aren’t actually “boots on the ground.” Russia Today reports: In 2013, Obama promised not to put any “American boots on the ground in Syria.” The president repeated that claim in a September 2014 inter... more »

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

John Zmirak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Godfather - 900] Donald Trump has swept the "Acela Primary," winning large margins in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland. His delegate haul (which is still uncertain) brings him closer to the magic number needed to clinch the nomination on a first... more »

Responding to Christians Who Oppose the Target Boycott

Michael Brown at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Target Shopping Cart Building - 900] As the call to boycott Target continues to gain momentum, with almost one million people signing the boycott pledge on the American Family Association's website in barely a week, other Christian voices are counseling against the boycott. Carmen Fowler Laberge,... more »

30th Female to Try Marine Infantry Officer Course Falls Far Short

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Marines infantry training - 900] The 30th female Marine to attempt the service's demanding Infantry Officer Course (IOC) just flunked out, making it to day 11 out of a total of 84. The name of this female Marine officer has not been released, though she said she...more »

Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy is Neither Realist, Pacifist, nor Liberal. He’s a Foreign Policy Progressive.

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
I have a new article up this morning at Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, responding to those who have previously tried to classify Bernie Sanders as a “pacifist” (Krauthammer who calls his view “part swords-into-plowshares utopianism, part get-thee-gone isolationism”) or alternatively as a “realist” (Katrina vanden Heuvel , likening Sanders’ to Obama vis a vis Clinton’s […]

Catholics and Protestants Unite to Defend Kids From Playground Discrimination

Casey Harper at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: tire playground - 900] The Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Missouri Catholic Conference have teamed up with a Christian preschool that claims the state is discriminating against their kids. The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley, is expected to go before... more »

More Than A Million Are Destitute In 21st Century Britain

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
In Britain’s first study into destitution, it has been found that over a million people across the UK are living in such severe poverty they cannot afford to keep warm, stay clean or buy food. More than three-quarters of destitute people reported going without meals and more than half were unable to heat their home. The shocking new report revealed that 1.25 million people were destitute in Britain during 2015, 312,000 of which were children RT reports: The report, which was commissioned by UK charity the Joseph Rowntree Trust (JRT), used a new method to measure the scale of extreme...more »

AFT Leads Privatization Efforts

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When charter schools first appeared on the educational horizon, Albert Shanker supported the idea. By the early 1990s, Shanker had awakened to the fact that charter schools were going to be the primary tool in the corporate tool box for privatizing public education and crushing the teaching profession and unions. See this post for excerpts of Shanker's writing on the subject of charters. Under Randi Weingarten, the AFT has re-written history to leave out Shanker's opposition to charter schools. This is from AFT's website in 2016, which needs updating--there are now 7,000 charter... more »

EINSTEIN'S OWN WORDS: On first looking into what Einstein said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016Part 2—Chapter 8, one hundred years later:* Exactly one hundred years ago, Albert Einstein wrote a brief book aimed at general readers. If you enjoy doing math in your head, you already know the year in question. Einstein's brief book appeared in 1916, bearing this title: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory To peruse that brief book, just click here. Our hardback edition bears this claim, right on ITS front cover: A CLEAR EXPLANATION THAT ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAND By "anyone," the publisher may have meant this: "Anyone except you and your friends... more »

Prince’s Life of Faith

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince's publicist has confirmed that Prince died at his home in Minnesota, Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was 57.] Among the many remembrances of Prince since the passing of the music legend, there was a particular one of note Sunday, at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in the Minneapolis suburb of Saint Louis Park. It came in the form... more »

Watchdog Probe Into Freemasons Link To Hillsborough ‘Police Cover-Up’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Freemasonry has been linked to the allegations of a police cover up over the Hillsborough disaster that left 96 football fans dead. Accusations that South Yorkshire Police peddled lies to the media, changed more than 250 officer accounts and may have been influenced by freemasons, are all being considered by an investigation in the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy. The Independent Police Complaints Commission IPCC, the UK police watchdog, said that after the inquests ended yesterday, it can now fully focus on its hunt for wrongdoing. The Inquest jury concluded that the 96 Live... more »

Strawberry Cream Cake

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
When I asked my 2-year-old for a completely pink birthday party, I was naive to think it didn't apply to the cake as well. When we went to the story for ingredients she informed me it need to be pink and strawberry. This cake is both of those things. It has a mild and sweet strawberry taste that is delicious without being overwhelming. If you were to pair a strawberry cake mix with strawberry cream pudding, I think it would be too much, but this combination is perfect! For the Cake: - 1 package pink Ducan Hines Pink Velvet cake mix - 1 small box instant strawberry ... more »

Biologist critiques own paper, journal retracts it — against her wishes

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The journal Evolution has retracted a 2007 paper about the roles of the different sexes in searching for mates, after the same author critiqued the work in a later paper. The case raises important questions about when retractions are appropriate, and whether they can have a chilling effect on scientific discourse. Although Hanna Kokko of the University […] The post Biologist critiques own paper, journal retracts it — against her wishes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Hush-Money Case

MICHAEL TARM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, for his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)] CHICAGO (AP) -- Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case... more »

The Fluoride Wars: Loving Cancer and Loving Lower IQ

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - It’s no surprise that the corrupt US government looks the other way.

Obama Calling For German Military Support To Fight Russia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
President Obama has asked NATO ally Germany to actively deploy troops along NATO’s eastern borders, raising the fear of an invasion by Russia. The West is afraid of a Russian invasion of Europe based on Russia’s annexation of Crimea. NATO is expanding eastwards because of it, giving the Russian’s a legitimate reason to fear an invasion. Russia saw the Ukrainian conflict from the start as an attempt by the west to destabilize the region and encroach upon Russian interests. Russia annexed Crimea as a counter measure to western encroachment and put up its guards by drawing a red line in...more »

Trump And Clinton Share A Delaware Tax Loophole Address

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
They may not agree on everything, but it turns out that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do have one in common…..a tax haven inside the United States. Both presidential candidates have an affinity for the same two-storey office building in Wilmington, Delaware and both refuse to explain why they share that same address. The unassuming building has become “famous for helping tens of thousands of companies avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in tax through” in what is known as “Delaware loophole” The Guardian reports: The receptionist at 1209 North Orange Street isn’t surprised that... more »

Senate’s First Spending Bill Expected to Advance Without Major Conservative Policy Rider

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Shasta Lake Hydroelectric Plant] While Senate leaders are hoping to earn final passage on a $37.5 billion energy and water spending bill this week, the legislation lacks amendments pushed by conservatives and boosts spending above President Barack Obama's budget request. One of those amendments... more »

But Him, They Saw Not

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
*Sheila E appears fairly upbeat.* Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however impossible, must be the truth. The State would *not* allow the family to incinerate his remains before establishing whether or not he was murdered - that's impossible. So, that didn't happen. *"**But their eyes were holden that they should not know him....* *A**nd when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.* *And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had ... more »

Will Bernie Have An Impact Even If American Voters Elect A Status Quo Candidate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday Bernie drew 43.6% at the polls in Pennsylvania and John Fetterman, the Senate candidate who had endorsed him and was running on his platform, drew a mere 19.3% of the vote (better than most polling had been predicting but still less than half of Bernie's voters). In Maryland Bernie took just 33.3% of the vote, while Donna Edwards only got 38.8%. Although Donna and Bernie were running on a similar progressive package of issues and values, she had endorsed Hillary. And Maryland was *not* one of the states that Schumer forbade Bernie to "interfere" with. Although this is b... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Mature student, 61, awarded £750 compensation after claiming her university creative writing course was ‘sex obsessed'* *She stood up against the "modern" way to teach English* A university has been ordered to pay £750 in compensation to a mature student who complained that her creative writing course was too 'sex obsessed'. Mother-of-two Angie Marynicz, 61, from Pencader near Carmarthen in West Wales complained the way her creative writing course was being taught was 'very worrying' because of the focus on sex. She had her initial complaint about the course's 'peculiar obse... more »

Gun Rights Are Human Rights, Guaranteed by Natural Law

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: gun control - 900] In arguing for the wisest public policy proposals to bind our fellow citizens, we must look to the broad vision of human flourishing and the common good that we draw from our Christian heritage. Doing so prevents us from lapsing... more »

French Prosecutor: Key Paris-Attacks Suspect Moved to France

ELAINE GANLEY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Salah Abdeslam, Paris Terror Attacks, Paris Attacks, Brussels, Molenbeek] PARIS (AP) -- Paris-attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month, was transferred Wednesday to France so he can appear before investigating judges who will decide how to charge him, the French prosecutor’s...more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
I am with my accountant this morning. For those who may not know, in Canada our income tax filing date is at the end of April. I am going to learn how much my sorry ass is owned by the government within the hour. Blogging will return after 12:00 EST. Military and Intelligence news Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00EST and 18:00EST respectively.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Percentage of Americans Who Identify as 'Environmentalists' Down 36 Points Since 1991* A Gallup poll released on Friday shows that the number of Americans who identify as environmentalists has dropped 36 points, from 78 percent in 1991 to 42 percent in 2016. There has also been a decline in Americans expressing concern about environmental problems, such as pollution. The Earth Day poll is conducted annually by Gallup. The polling firm cites the politicization of environmental issues as one possible reason for the decline, highlighting the growing partisan gap in those who identif... more »

Math Scores Slip, Reading Flat for 12th-Graders in ‘Nation’s Report Card’

Jennifer C. Kerr at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: students] WASHINGTON (AP) -- It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors -- they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses. Scores... more »

An Albatross For A Long Time

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The Conservative Party of Canada is in a bad place. Even Conservative cheerleader L. Ian MacDonald admits that -- as a recent EKOS poll suggests that those who call themselves Conservatives wish that Stephen Harper would rise again from the ashes: There is no chance — none at all — of the Conservative party turning to Harper to lead it again. For that matter, there’s no sense out there that Harper would even accept a draft, in the highly unlikely event that one were to develop. And none of his potential replacements look like good bets: Peter MacKay recently accepted a partners... more »

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Proposes Law Punishing Hecklers on College Campuses

EMERY P. DALESIO at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Free Speech - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina’s college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities. Lt. Gov.... more »

Christian Student Group Files Lawsuit, Claims Unconstitutional Targeting by State University

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Religious Liberty Censored - 900] A Christian student group is filing a lawsuit against what its lawyers say was unconstitutional targeting of their free speech at North Carolina State University. In a press release, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) claims that Grace Christian Life’s efforts to... more »

David Cameron on antisemitism in the Labour Party

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
SussexFriendsIsrael (@SussexFriends) tweeted at 0:17 PM on Wed, Apr 27, 2016: Watch: @David_Cameron at #PMQ's 'Perhaps if you could deal with the anti-Semites in your party we'd listen to you' https://t.co/JBCvEnjHJs (https://twitter.com/SussexFriends/status/725282623048830976?s=03)

Senior officials say on average there is one arrest a day of Syria-linked terror suspects in the U.K

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
This WSJ article http://www.wsj.com/articles/two-british-men-sentenced-to-life-for-terrorism-plot-1461345390 has an interesting headline but an even more worrying second line: 'Two British Men Sentenced to Life for Terrorism Plot Senior officials say on average there is one arrest a day of Syria-linked terror suspects in the U.K' ONE ARREST A DAY!

Jeremy Corbyn's weasel words on Naz Shah

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Guido Fawkes has Jeremy Corbyn's weasel words http://order-order.com/2016/04/27/corbyn-statement-on-naz-shah/ ' CORBYN STATEMENT ON NAZ SHAH "What Naz Shah did was offensive and unacceptable. I have spoken to her and made this clear. "These are historic social media posts made before she was a Member of Parliament. "Naz has issued a fulsome apology. She does not hold these views and accepts she was completely wrong to have made these posts. "The Labour Party is implacably opposed to anti-Semitism and all forms of racism."' My comment related to 'fulsome', really? Also if she d... more »

Iran’s New Plainclothes Morality Police Draw Concerns, Criticism

NASSER KARIMI at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Mideast Iran Morality_perr] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup makes sure to... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Marine in Cavern-900] U.S Marine Staff Sgt. Dylan M. Worrell observes the terrain at the bottom of a cavern while recently training at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. Wow! Thanks to Cpl. Janessa Pon for taking this amazing photograph.

(Election Stealing? Why Bernie May Have Actually Won New York)  The Endgame of 2016's Anti-Establishment Politics  (Starhawking Brings Immiseration to Most Women in the Privilege Game)

North Carolina's Voting Laws Are Conspicuously Suppressing the Vote Charles Pierce "Esquire" 26 April 2016 And yet they were just upheld by a Bush-appointed judge. I keep thinking that all this village chattering about how everyone must come together and back Hillary in the election next November is akin to asking for people who are militantly against supporting certain political positions (

Labour's disgusting antisemitism per The Telegraph

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/04/27/labours-disgusting-anti-semitism/ deserved wide readership. Here is the beginning of the piece: 'The word is overused, but the details of Naz Shah's Facebook postings are shocking. That anyone, in Britain in 2014, should gleefully spread material discussing the (presumably forcible) transportation of Jews from Israel is troubling enough. That the person concerned was only months later elected to the House of Commons is truly disturbing. Even today, her actions exposed to the public, the best Ms Shah can offer is... more »

Politics: “The Awful Lull”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“The Awful Lull”* by Jim Kunstler “Spring unfolds at last in all its loveliness and Hillary sits back in repose like the matriarch of toads with a clear path to her toadstool throne, having swallowed the mouse-king Sanders. (She forgets that there are millions more mice under the thatched grass, including new mouse-kings awaiting.) And Trump with his bullfrog smile now casts his baleful eye on the two remaining gnats circling his lily pad. Yes, this magical week when the world bursts into leaf and flower, the life of our nation seems like a fairy tale. Weeks from now when we’re u... more »

Sweden On High Alert For Possible ISIS Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Security services in Sweden have been put on high alert in connection with a potential terrorist attack threat from ISIS. Intelligence officials say that several ISIS militants arrived in Sweden recently in order to carry out attacks on civilian targets in Stockholm. “Right now we’re gathering information and intelligence and coordinating with our national and international partners,” security police (Säpo) press spokesman Simon Bynert told the TT news agency. Oikotimes.com reports: He added that Säpo is also cooperating with the national police service. “That means we’re sharing th... more »

Mysterious Virus Hits Ukraine, 20 Soldiers Dead And 200 Hospitalised

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A mysterious deadly virus has hit Ukraine, killing 20 soldiers and hospitalising 200 people, in what is thought to be an ‘accidental leak’ from a U.S. laboratory in the country. The virus, nicknamed ‘California flu’, is immune to all medicines and originates from a U.S. lab near the city of Kharkov. Newstarget.com reports: “More than 20 Ukrainian soldiers have died and over 200 soldiers are hospitalised in a short period of time because of new and deadly virus, which is immune to all medicines,”Donbass News International reported. The report stated further: Donetsk People’s Republi... more »

Watchdog Says Freedom Of Press Is Dead As Western Propaganda Rules

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A new report reveals that journalistic integrity has deteriorated at such a rapid pace in the West in the last year that most of what is printed in any newspaper is propaganda. According to a report by advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, world press freedom has declined rapidly in 2015. 180 countries were ranked on indicators such as independence, self-censorship, the rule of law, transparency and abuses – and nearly all failed. The World Press Freedom Index saw a sharp decline across nearly all countries, according to secretary general Christophe Deloire. Capitalfm.co.ke repor... more »

This Is What Might Start World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Forget about ISIS – the real threat of World War 3 won’t begin on the battleground using conventional military equipment, but rather it will start in cyberspace, according to former member of the United States House of Representatives, Allen West. Townhall.com reports: Tuesday the 26th of April is recognized as World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. According to the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, here are the major impacts of IP for America: – Incentivizes innovation and creativity, – Creates 40 million jobs, drives 2/3 of our GDP, and ¾ ... more »

Clinton Shuts Down Pro-Bernie Sanders Facebook Groups Using Child Porn

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has spent over $1 million dollars in trying to close down various pro-Bernie Sanders Facebook groups, employing an army of professional trolls to post explicit sexual content (including child porn) and promote hate speech on the groups pages. The organised effort to flag these groups to Facebook for closure resulted in at least eight Bernie Sanders pages being closed down within 15 minutes of each other. Progressivearmy.com reports: All fingers point to Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC “Correct The Record,” headed by long Clinton ally, David Brock. Last Thursday the grou... more »

UK Police Unlawfully Used Stun Guns On 407 Children Last Year

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Hundreds of British children were tased by police using stun guns between January 2014 and November 2015 according to a new report by police watchdog StopWatch. The group found that 407 were stunned by police who used 50,000 volts to temporarily incapacitate them, with 57 incidents involving minors under the age of 14 years old. RT.com reports: The international law in relation to their use, which the UK has been signed up to since 1990, has been violated as a result of the practice, according to the watchdog organization. Chastising your kids is child abuse. But the police can beat... more »

UK Police Questioned Over Claims Freemasons Orchestrated Hillsborough

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Police in the UK are to face an investigation over whether the Freemasons influenced a massive cover-up at the time of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 in which 96 people were crushed to death at a football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium. Families of victims say that officers who belonged to the secret society were promoted into positions of power and influence, despite being unqualified for the jobs, including match commander David Duckenfield. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Duckenfield told the fresh inquests he had been a Freemason since 1975 and... more »

9/11 and Saudi Arabia

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This Independent piece http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/finding-discussion-and-narrative-regarding-certain-sensitive-narrative-matters-saudi-arabia-911-11-a6999091.html is rather interesting... 'Twenty-eight secret pages of a report locked away in a room in the Capitol in Washington lie in the centre of a crisis between America and Saudi Arabia which threatens to have severe and widespread repercussions. The US Congress is considering legislation which would enable the families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, presented by the West a... more »

White House To Sign Largest Military Deal In History With Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The U.S. is planning on giving Israel the largest military assistance package in its history, according to a White House spokesperson. An official from the Obama administration told Reuters, “We are prepared to sign an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Israel that would constitute the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history“. Ynetnews.com reports: The statement came hours after 83 US senators sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to reach a military assistance deal with Israel. “In light of Israel’s dramatically rising defense challenge... more »

Drug Price Control 43, Mar Roxas and the Cheaper medicines law of 2008

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
During the 3rd and final Presidential debate last Sunday, Sec. Mar Roxas said, *"Alam mo, Karen, sa kasaysayan ko, binangga ko mga malalaking interes. Pharmaceutical industry, cheaper medicine law, banking industry..."* Then a friend reposted a comment from someone attacking the Secretary saying, "You (Mar) lied by proclaiming you are instrumental in cutting the prices of medicines. On July 2009, there was a Senate press release.... *"...Authors of the Cheaper Medicines Act in the House or Representatives urged Roxas to support the move to reinstate provisions on automatic price r... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #156Thor Announces Energy Changes Riggolt does a "Touch N' Go"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
April 26, 2016, Terran: *Can we chat in a bit? I stopped at WHATABURGER after a trip to Lowes for PVC fittings. But heading home.* Denice: *Yes would like a chat. Was trying to fall asleep and Mallien is here and is crooning old songs from another realm. Very deep and soothing singing. I am actually hearing the voice and music... not just thoughts. * 😄 Terran: *Mallieun is singing to you? Lol* Denice: *I don't know if it is his voice or a song he is playing. It was neat.* Denice: *I decided to control my dreams tonight. so I invited Mallieun into them.* Denice: *Don't know... more »

Tiny Moon Discovered Orbiting Dwarf Planet at Edge of Solar System

MARCIA DUNN at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: An undated photo provided by NASA and made by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet, after Pluto, in the Kuiper Belt. This is the first discovery of a companion object to Makemake. The moon, provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2, is more than 1,300 times fainter than Makemake. (NASA via AP)] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake. The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a tiny, dark moon circling the dwarf planet on the frozen fringes of ou... more »

Why Kids Who Play Outside Are Smarter, More Creative and Better Adapted To The Challenges of Real Life by L.J. Devon

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Why kids who play outside are smarter, more creative and better adapted to the challenges of real life by L.J. Devon Natural News, 26 April 2016 (NaturalNews) Somewhere deep inside every one of us, *beating as natural as a heart's pulse*, is innocence and goodness. Somewhere deep inside, our inner child desires a sense of freedom, to take up the calling of who we are, to build something of our own, to explore the unknown, to be unique. Somehow along the way we've been instructed to follow along, to get in line, to learn a certain way. As our childhood innocence and desire ... more »

Czech nuclear watchdog: a trip to Chernobyl is safe for you

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*A more exciting tourist destination than most others* Yesterday, on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, the chairwoman of the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety Dr Dana Drábová gave an interview for the left-wing daily Právo and the news server Novinky.cz. *A trip to the forbidden zone in Chernobyl? Why not, it won't hurt, claims nuclear physicist Drábová* The areas contaminated after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant have turned into founts of wisdom, claims Dana Drábová in the Tuesday's interview for the Právo daily. She is the chairwoman of the State Bu... more »

Daniel Hannan's speech in the Spectator Brexit debate

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
Listen to Daniel Hannan's speech in Spectator Brexit debate by The Spectator #np on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/spectator1828/daniel-hannans-speech-in-spectator-brexit-debate Daniel Hannan, the best Prime Minister this country never had... Yet?

Malia Bouatti on Channel 4 News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
https://youtu.be/6eyI4Eo05zc Malia Bouatti on Channel 4 News neatly evading answering whether she has a problem with Israel's existence and oddly being able to condemn Israeli actions but not that of the Palestinians. Look carefully, is that a smile playing across her lips as she squeezes another point past the Channel 4 interviewer?

Sphere Alliance Message #155 Riggolt's Yellow Submarine "Sweetie" is Seen!

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
By American Kabuki Sunday April 24th, 2016 *This took place **on Sunday night** from the view of the 2nd Story deck of the house which has a good view of the night sky. This is truly a milestone event, we were not able to see Riggolt's ship when I was in the Italian Alps, the realms were not yet aligned. This means there's been a huge shift of energies bringing the inner-grated Spheres and the Earth Sphere into alignment. There was no date time stamps on this as it was done over cellphone SMS messages not Skype.* Denice: *How are u?* Terran: *Bright ship going over!* Denice: ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
C-130H practices air drops/landing on a dirt airstrips as part of a joint exercise between #USAF & Army at Fort Drum pic.twitter.com/NqWqGnEzdb — Warfare Worldwide (@WarfareWW) April 26, 2016

The A-10 and the F-35 Will Finally Face Off

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The F-35, left, and the A-10 will be compared in close-air support head-to-head, military officials say. (Photos by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force) *Fiscal Times:* *Top Gun? The A-10 and the F-35 Will Finally Face Off* Think of it as the high-stakes, high-flying dogfight that everyone from military pilots to members of Congress has been waiting for. The venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II jet will take on the high-tech F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in “comparison testing” later this year to determine which platform can best support U.S. ground forces, a top U.S. Defense Department told th... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station. View from Pripyat.

US election 2016 and the BBC's use of language is revealing again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The start of this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-36147183 uses similar language to a report from last week. 'Donald Trump has won presidential primaries in all five US states that voted on Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton triumphed in four out of five.' Donald Trump wins all five primaries but Hillary Clinton triumphs... It's about mood setting and narrative establishing. It's about pushing the Hillary Clinton campaign. It's about BBC bias.

Powers of Court in Small Claims Court

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 23 hours ago
Hervieux v. Huronia Optical, 2016 ONCA 294: [4] R. 12.02 provides as follows: 12.02 (1) The court may, on motion, strike out or amend all or part of any document that, (a) discloses no reasonable cause of action or defence; (b) may delay or make it difficult to have a fair trial; or (c) is inflammatory, a waste of time, a nuisance or an abuse of the court's process. (2) In connection with an order striking out or amending a document under subrule (1), the court may do one or more of the following: 1. In the case of a claim, order that the action be stayed or dismis... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lin-a2lTelg

Islamic State Having Trouble Recruiting Foreign Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A flag belonging to the Islamic State fighters is seen on a motorbike after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad recaptured the historic city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate in this handout picture provided by SANA on March 27, 2016. REUTERS/SANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters*:* Fewer foreign fighters joining Islamic State: Pentagon* The number of foreign fighters joining the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria has decreased sharply in the past year to about 200 a month, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday. That is a drastic decline from about a year ago... more »

Trumph president

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
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“A tax on the value of a site is really a tax on productive potential”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
John Key’s proposed land tax would take money out of the hands of would-be home builders at precisely the time when more homes need to be built. The godfather of land taxes was a fellow called Henry George, who it’s fair to say was *single-minded* on the topic. (Ahem.) In his bio of Henry George in *The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, *economist Charles Hooper makes this very criticism of the idea: *George was right that other taxes may have stronger disincentives, but economists now recognise that the single land tax is not innocent, either. Site values are created, not i... more »

In The Wake Of Trump... How Bad Will The Destruction Be?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Bruce Bartlett was a Kemp guy who went on to work for Reagan and Bush I in policy positions that pushed the GOP's economics. During the Bush II term he strayed firther and further from Republican Party party line and helped write Bush II out of the conservative movement. Last year he started warming to the idea of a Trump run for the presidency as a way to cure what ails the GOP. "I love Donald Trump," he wrote at the time, "because he exposes everything about the Republican Party that I have frankly come to hate. It is just filled with people who are crazy, and stupid, and have a... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

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

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. *Click image for larger size.* This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the... more »

"True Friends..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives." - Paulo Coelho

Chet Raymo, "What Does It All Mean?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"What Does It All Mean?"* by Chet Raymo "A good friend tells me via e-mail that she is reading Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." I read the book for a second time two years ago, in the new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. It's one of those novels I had to read twice - once in middle age (I would not have had the patience in youth) and once in settled maturity. In middle age, it was all about Anna, and passion, and doubt. In old age - for me at least - it's about Levin, settled, happily married, enjoying as much intellectual peace as might be possible in this bi... more »

Paulo Coelho, "Killing Our Dreams"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Killing Our Dreams" by Paulo Coelho "The first symptom of the process of our killing our dreams is the lack of time. The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the Good Fight. The second symptom of the death of our dreams lies in our certainties. Because we don’t want to see life as a grand adventure, we begin to think of ourselves as wi... more »

"That Dreadful Universal Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The more one analyzes people, the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful universal thing called human nature.” - Oscar Wilde

April 25: Today's feature - The Pope

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
I never thought it would come to this. Though born into the United Church of Canada, I was raised by a Scottish mother who, in her turn had been raised a fearsomely Presbyterian of that glum and severe Presbyterianism of the highlands. He was also a lay preacher who could make a saint feel guilty. I no longer have any conventional, religious beliefs. I do, however, have a belief in many principles expressed in the scriptures. Thus my long disagreement with so many of our clergy who speak within safe limits. The preach about being saved and going to heaven. And that's safe. Some ... more »

Is this maybe where #optout is going?

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 1 day ago
I look at stories like this, and I wonder if this is the natural evolution of the test opt-out movement? I take it that anti-test activist groups tout themselves as very pro-public schools, painting them as venerable democratic institutions that endeavor to promote wholesome, American values and with the potential to restore justice. But can […]

Pentagon Now Using The Israeli 'Roof Knock' Tactic To Warn Civilians When Bombing ISIS Targets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises during an air strike in Ramadi city, December 26, 2015. Picture taken December 26, 2015. REUTERS/STRINGER *CNN:* *Pentagon adopts Israeli tactic in bombing ISIS* Washington (CNN)The U.S. has adopted a unique Israeli battlefield tactic in its fight against ISIS: exploding a missile above a building to warn civilians inside that it's about to be bombed. Israeli forces have widely used the so-called knock-on-the-roof operations in Gaza attacks in recent years to try to get civilians out before they are hit. The first public revelation of the U.S. using a "knock operation"... more »

Can't Vote for Hillary

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
So instead of succumbing to the pressure from the media talking heads, the young woman stands her ground and says she will vote for Jill Stein from the Green Party. I'm with her.

Tell Them.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Tell Russia and China to get rid of their nukes Tell them Tell North Korea too and tell Iran they can't have nukes either Tell the American people that the Pentagon is the 'force for good' tell them again and again and again Tell them that 'freedom' is coming (freedom to liberate oil, natural gas, minerals, water, good soil for GMO production) tell them freedom has a price Tell them to stay quiet if they value their lives keep your nose buried in the dollar keep your mouth shut and you will live Otherwise tell them they'll pay a heavy price for resisting the pirate freedom ship

Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found a 16th Century Conquistador’s Cross — And Not Just Any Conquistador

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Discovery of the Mississippi by William H. Powell (1823–1879) is a Romantic depiction of de Soto seeing the Mississippi River for the first time. It hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda.] Pieces of a wooden post presumed to be a 16th Century Christian cross from a Spanish conquistador's expedition have been discovered at Parkin Archaeological State Park in northeastern Arkansas, The Archaeological Conservancy announced last week. Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando... more »

Exit Polling: Trump, Clinton Draw Support of Usual Voters and Others Across All Demographic Groups

CHAD DAY & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: People cast their votes at a polling station inside the Enoch Pratt Free Library's central library branch in Baltimore, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Maryland voters have many choices and deeper impact than in recent elections as they make their choices about who should run for president and pick candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)] Updated with Clinton’s victory in Connecticut and new survey data. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump attracted a broad coalition of Republican voters as he won presidential primary elections in Connecticut, Maryland and P... more »

Top U.S. Intelligence Official: Islamic State Has Sleeper Cells Throughout Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*:* Top U.S. intelligence official: ISIS has cells in UK, Germany, and Italy* Washington (CNN)America's top intelligence official, James Clapper, said Monday that ISIS has clandestine cells in the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, comments that come as President Barack Obama concludes an overseas visit where he asked Europe to contribute more to the fight against ISIS. When asked by a reporter if ISIS had British, German and Italian underground cells like the ones that carried out the deadly March terrorist attacks in Brussels, Clapper, the director of national intelligence, ... more »

Are Europeans Getting Ready To Overthrow The Status Quo?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The U.S. isn't the only country in the world where voters are frustrated by a rigged system enforcing the political and economic status quo. While timid and unimaginative Democrats seem to be backing away from Bernie's political revolution and embracing the craven and corrupt centrist their party establishment insists on and while Republicans grapple with the nightmare of Trump's incoherent, ego-driven negativity, voters in other countries are also sniffing around the edges in search of fixing something they know doesn't work for them. Sunday's presidential election in Austria eli... more »

Afghanistan Peace Talks Have Collapsed Even Before Starting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Taliban: we don’t care if Kabul attends peace talks* The group says it has already launched spring attacks against Afghan forces and it is gaining ground in the offensive. A senior member of Afghan Taliban has said that the group is not interested if Afghan government officials are attending the Pakistan talks on stuttering peace process with Kabul. "We don't care if Kabul participates in the meeting, as we already launched our spring offensive and are getting successes against them," Reuters news agency quoted a Taliban official as saying The comments on Tuesday f... more »

Trump Wins All Five Primaries, Gets Much Closer to Locking Up Nomination

CALVIN WOODWARD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donald Trump swept all five Republican primaries Tuesday, a commanding showing across the Northeast that kept the Republican front-runner on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. His rout was a blow to rivals who are running... more »

Coal Company Sues EPA to Stop a Regulation That Will Close More Coal Plants

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Coal_mine_Wyoming - 900] The Environmental Protection agency may be headed into federal court to once again defend its controversial mercury rule from a legal challenge -- being brought, this time, by the coal company Murray Energy. Murray Energy sued EPA over its mercury... more »

How copyright helped make Shakespeare popular

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 800px-Title_page_William_Shakespeare's_First_Folio_1623] Title page of First Folio, 1623. Copper engraving by Martin Droeshout. A little-known fact: Nearly half-a-century after his death, Shakespeare was hardly a thing at all. His plays were hardly given; his popularity, if any, on a par with playwrights now barely known, and deservedly so. What changed things, you’ll be surprised to hear, was the very thing needed to underpin investment in his works. In a word: *copyright.* Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate explains: *The crucial historical moment for the development o... more »

White Collar Crime Epidemic And Our Lovely Political Elites

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Saturday we asked if equal justice is ever possible with the kind of gigantic and growing economic inequality that disgraces America today. We were especially looking at the way our Wall Street fat-cats go unpunished no matter the scope of their criminal behavior, primarily because they pay off the corrupt conservatives from both rotten-out Beltway party establishments. A friend sent me a post from the University of Chicago buisness school's blog, *Pro-Market* from last month that looked at the same question. And, like us, they went to Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jesse Eisin... more »

The Bladder

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*"The bust, too--there in the Stratford Church. * *The precious bust, the priceless bust, the calm bust, the serene bust, the emotionless bust, with the dandy moustache, and the putty face, unseamed of care--that face which has looked passionlessly down upon the awed pilgrim for a hundred and fifty years and will still look down upon the awed pilgrim three hundred more, with the deep, deep, deep, subtle, subtle, subtle, expression of a bladder."* *- Mark Twain*

Head Of Germany's BND (Foreign Intelligence Agemcy) Has Been Fired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President of the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) Gerhard Schindler arrives for a security cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE *DW:* *Media report foreign intelligence agency BND's chief Schindler to be 'replaced'* Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency chief is to be replaced prematurely, according to German media. The 63-year-old Gerhard Schindler has faced parliamentary grillings over his handling of the NSA affair. Germany's ARD public television network and the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) newspaper said T... more »

Mediterranean diet score in stable heart disease, and, more thoughts on Ramsden et al.

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
This news article that made the rounds yesterday demonstrates how confirmation bias keeps the diet-heart hypothesis afloat. *Healthy eating key to heart disease* After 3.7 years' follow-up, a heart attack, stroke or death - termed a major adverse cardiac event - had occurred in 10.1 per cent of the participants. Such events occurred in 7.3 per cent of the people in the highest Mediterranean-diet bracket, 10.5 per cent in the next bracket down and 10.8 per cent in those who ate smaller quantities of the healthier foods. "After adjusting for other factors that might affect the resul... more »

Pro-ISIS Group Hacks Michigan Church’s Website, Threatens to Enslave Its Women

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: hacked site - 900] A teenager searching online for a church's phone number discovered its website appeared to have been defaced by pro-ISIS hackers, when an Islamic State recruitment video took over her screen. The words "You have been hacked by the United Cyber Caliphate"... more »

Academics Suggest This Orwellian Tactic to Turn Conservatives Into Global Warming Alarmists

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: No Planet B Global Warming Activists - 900] A new study by Oregon State University (OSU) psychologists have come up with a new tactic for turning skeptical conservatives into full-blown global warming alarmists: frame the debate in terms of patriotism. OSU academics found conservatives were more amenable to... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Ignoring the Lessons of Chernobyl* The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, the two countries most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, used the meltdown's 30-year anniversary on Tuesday to make political statements. It looks like neither of them -- nor Russian President Vladimir Putin -- has drawn the right conclusions from the tragedy, which probably hastened the Soviet Union's demise. Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up on April 26, 1986, as its operators were testing a new generator. The explosion itself only killed one per... more »

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