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Monday, May 16, 2016

16 May - Blogs I'm Following

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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 seconds ago
*Hornet Launch* An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 154 launches from the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, May 6, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr.

Kate Braun : This full moon is a time of high energy and power

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 minutes ago
Moon Musings: The Full Moon falls on Saturday, May 21, 2016, but can also be ovserved on Friday or Sunday. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2016 You may celebrate this month’s Full Moon on Friday, … finish reading Kate Braun : This full moon is a time of high energy and power

Do John Miller And John Barron Wear Wigs Too?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 29 minutes ago
Every time the media is talking about Trump's repulsive faux-reality world, they're ignoring the issues the presidential campaign should hinge on. And over the weekend two new characters, made-up John Miller and made-up John Barron were introduced into The Donald Show. Bad enough when it was just another example of the bloviating insecure old man with the wig perpetrating fraud in everything he touches. But it was even worse than that: *It turned out that "Mr. Barron" was Donald Trump's favorite alias. When this was revealed, Trump said, "What of it? Ernest Hemingway used a pen ... more »

The Restaurant That Russian Spies Once Favoured Reopens In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 29 minutes ago
The old Aragvi, opened in 1938, was the first and only Georgian restaurant in Moscow. After reconstruction, little of the original decor remained. It has nine dining areas, most of which are light and airy, with a bit of Soviet style and some 17th-century chic. Aragvi *AFP:* '*Soviet chic' restaurant favoured by KGB spies reopens in Moscow* Moscow (AFP) - Moscow's Aragvi restaurant, once the legendary haunt of KGB spies and cosmonauts, has reopened with its Soviet-era grandeur restored. The high-end eatery on the main Tverskaya street, which opened in 1938 at the height of Stalin's... more »

The Truth About False Flags, Propaganda and the Information War

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Bernie Suarez* - There are several processes and tactics used by intelligence agencies to manufacture consent for war.

Indigenous Community Police Bail out of Jail

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Frontera NorteSur News: Indigenous Community Police Bail out of Jail May 16, 2016 Politics News Indigenous Community Police Bail out of Jail After spending more than 32 months in jail, six members of an Indigenous community-based police force in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero bonded out of jail on Thursday, May 12. The six Mixtec men, members of the Regional Coordinator of

There Is An Asian Arms Race That Is Underwater

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A Japanese Soryu-class submarine. Japan had hoped to win the Australian navy contract with this boat. (Courtesy of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force) *Adm James Stavridis, Nikkei Asian Review* -- *Asia's arms race dives underwater* The ocean depths of the Pacific are becoming crowded in the latest stage of Asia's arms race, as the region's military powers rapidly increase their submarine fleets and deploy the very latest technology. Australia's decision to buy 12 highly advanced diesel-powered submarines from France's well-regarded defense contractor DCNS is the latest example. ... more »

Chemtrail and Geoengineering Programs Confirmed in Testimony at UN

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Christina Sarich* - Rosalind Peterson's testimony at the United Nations confirms what many of have long suspected.

Hillary Floating 2-for-1 Clinton Presidency

LISA LERER & CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: SCRANTON, PA - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Democratic vice presidential candidate U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) (L) , U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (C) and former U.S. President Bill Clinton listen in at a rally in support of Democratic presidential nomineee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) October 12, 2008 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. With family ties to Scranton, both Biden and Clinton have teamed up to rally supporters in Pennsylvania before moving on to campaign for Obama in battleground states. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)] HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The notion of a 2-for-1 Cli... more »

How Did Iran Treat The 10 U.S. Navy Sailors When They Were Seized Early This Year?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
US sailors being apprehended by Iran's Revolutionary Guards after investigations showed their patrol boats had entered Iranian waters unintentionally © Iran's revolutionary guards website / AFP *Washington Free Beacon: Congressman:* *Classified Details of Iran’s Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation* *Lawmaker says new details being withheld by Obama administration.* The classified details behind Iran’s treatment of several U.S. sailors who were captured by the Islamic Republic during a tense standoff earlier this year are likely to shock the nation, according to one member o... more »

At Odds with GOP, Obama Insists Senate Must Vote on Garland

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 16, 2016, during the Medal of Valor ceremony. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday he believes the Senate has a constitutional obligation to vote on a president’s nomination to the Supreme Court, staking out a position at odds with Republicans and some legal scholars. Obama made... more »

Luis Guerra : The Huichol deer repopulation project

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 3 hours ago
I learned that encroachment and poaching had decimated the deer population in Huichol land. By Luis Guerra | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2016 Artist and storyteller Luis Guerra was our guest on Rag Radio Friday, May 13, 2016. … finish reading Luis Guerra : The Huichol deer repopulation project

Excellent MUST SEE Video: "The Most Antisemitic Video Ever"!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I have been a most troubled NTS this last year, as again and again I have been watching the youth of today seem totally oblivious to the dangers that the criminal Jews pose to our planet... It seems that most of the young people today have their heads buried in their smart phones, sending text messages to their friends and not using any vocal communication at all, and are absolutely lost when it comes to the reality of the world around them.... I thought that they were in fact hopeless and that this next generation was going to be worse than the last one and lead to the eventual dow... more »

Meanwhile, on mainstream media this afternoon (and every afternoon) …

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
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The Dirty Secret Is That the F-35 Is Actually 3 Different Planes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *David Axe, National Interest*: *The F-35 Stealth Fighter's Dirty Little Secret Is Now Out in the Open* The U.S. Senate just confirmed what an Air Force general hinted at in February 2016 — and which should have been obvious for years to close observers of U.S. air power. The Joint Strike Fighter program is not developing one, common warplane for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps and the air arms of America’s closest allies. No, the Joint Strike Fighter is actually three different plane designs sharing a basic cockpit, engine and software and... more »

Are U.S. Frequent Flyer Reward Programs A Systemic Fraud?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The member of Congress who figures out a way to actually prevent telemarketers from bothering people-- if the Do Not Call list ever functioned, that's now a distant memory-- should get a bonus... or a Senate seat or a job as Vice President or something. I guess it's not as important as figuring out how to un-rig the system to lessen income inequality and institute Medicare For All but, let's face it, conservatives will never allow any of that so let's find something *everyone* can agree on-- like the death penalty for telemarketers. Or more accountable frequent flyer programs. Ac... more »

King of Debt Seeks Presidency

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*Guest post by Peter Schiff* During a lengthy interview on CNBC the week before last, Donald Trump, fresh from becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, came as close as any major presidential contender ever has to saying that America is not capable of repaying her debts in full, and that our path to economic recovery might involve some pain for our creditors. This moment of candor earned Trump almost as much condemnation as his earlier suggestions to ban Muslims from entering the United States. To many, the idea that U.S. debt obligations involved even the slightest risks... more »

US, Other World Powers Want to Arm Libyan Government

GEORGE JAHN & MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, and U.N. Libya envoy Martin Kobler, right, attend the ministerial meeting on Libya in Vienna, Austria, Monday May 16, 2016.] VIENNA (AP) -- In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya’s internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the... more »

U.S. And Allies Have Approved The Shipment Of Arms For Libya's New Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *U.S. and allies ready to help arm Libyan forces against Islamic State* VIENNA — Diplomats from 25 countries and international organizations, including the United States, said Monday that they are considering arming and training the new unity government in Libya so it can fight the spread of terrorist groups in the country and counter the smuggling of migrants to Europe. In a joint communique after a lengthy meeting on ways to rein in chaos in Libya, the diplomats said they would support Libya’s request to be exempted from a U.N. embargo that was put in place f... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Nick Danforth, New York Times:* *Could Different Borders Have Saved the Middle East?* THERE probably aren’t many things that the Islamic State, Jon Stewart and the president of Iraqi Kurdistan agree on, but there is one: the pernicious influence of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, a secret plan for dividing up the Middle East signed by France and Britain, 100 years ago this week. It has become conventional wisdom to argue, as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. recently did, that the Middle East’s problems stem from “artificial lines, creating artificial states made up of totally dist... more »

World News Briefs -- May 16, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A clothing shop displays its merchandise beside a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria, May 15, 2016. REUTERS/KHALIL ASHAWI *Reuters*: *U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers* The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fueling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.Some diplomats and analysts question whether the United States has misread Russia's desire to keep Assad in power. ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*NASA Maps Show How Fast New Orleans Is Sinking ~George Dvorsky, Gizmodo*

Mass Grave Of Thousands Of ISIS Victims Discovered In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A mass grave containing THOUSANDS of slaughtered innocent victims of the so called Islamic State has been discovered in northern Syria. The discovery came to light after Kurdish YPG forces recaptured the town of Suluk, 11 miles from the Turkish border and 30 miles from the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. ISIS militants blindfolded their victims and tortured them before throwing them over the edge of a ravine. The Daily Express reports: According to reports, armed forces stumbled across the bones and blood of thousands of men, women and children who are said to have been tortured and then... more »

Whose Academy Is It Anyway?

Annick T.R. Wibben at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
Recently there has been a lot of talk about one of those issues academics (at least in the U.S.) obsess about: how to get tenure and the job security as well as license to (supposedly) speak truth to power that comes with it. This round of conversations started when Stephen Walt gave some, rather generic, […]

New Harvard Study: Women Live Longer if They Go to Church

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: woman in church - 900] A new Harvard study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that women who regularly attend church services live longer. In the study, titled "Association of Religious Service Attendance With Mortality Among Women," researchers found that women who attended church more... more »

Erdogan: West More Concerned With Animal And Gay Rights

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Shame on those who in the West divert their sensitivity to the so-called freedoms, rights, and law shown in the debate over gay marriage away from Syrian women, children, and innocents in need of aid,"* Erdogan said. RT: allegedly quoting *from here*, which is Turkish media. If Ally is around and would like to translate that would be nice :) *Hammer meet nail!* *The West loves despicable identity politics. The West employs identity politics relentlessly as a divide to conquer method.* "Earlier this week, *Turkey’s president refused to bring his country’s anti-terror laws in line... more »

Bye Bye Barzani. Hello, Israel 2.0 aka Kurdistan

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Recall my prediction that Barzani will likely be out of power by years end?* *The news of Gorran leader coming back to Iraq, just a short time ago, made clear the end was near*. *Flashback:* *The end of Iraq is Nigh: Gorran Leader Nashirwin Mustafa returns from London* ** Kurdish Gorran Party & London, England- What is the connection?* * * Izzat Ibrahim Al Douri-King of Clubs & Nawshirwan Mustafa- Gorran Party* *Onto the Latest:* *Two Largest Iraq Kurdish Parties Unite Ahead of Upcoming Elections * The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Movement for Change (Gorran) ha...more »

(First Shots Fired)  Liars Out In Force (Wall Street Rocking Again - Cause You Gotta Sell Sumpin!)  Krugman Outed (Sad to Say) Along with NYT Touting Repeal of Glass-Steagall  (Drunken Monkeys Lash Our Out-of-Control Horsey?)  Dimon Slips That Buddy Is A Jerk? (WSJ Wants Contested Conventions) Trump Surrogate Threatens Obama?

Walgreens Partners With Big Pharma to Sell More Psychiatric Drugs The Art of the Double-Dealing Megalomaniac I know we have been (almost anxiously) awaiting the deep-sixing, shouty-media attacks on the billionaire-unblessed candidates for several months now (and, yes, I'm taking into account the outright ignoring of Bernie's massive wins and the thousands of Sandersnistas who come to his

Postmodern politics: It’s all about the narrative

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Commentators have called it the single most important story of the Obama years.” It is the story of the thoroughgoing ignorance of the Obama regime bolstered by the all-but complete incompetence of the American media.—on whose ignorance and stupididy the Obama White House relied. *Across the US, wherever people gather to talk national security, the hot topic for days now has been the New York Times Magazine’s big interview with Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s foreign policy guru-cum-salesman. Especially inside the Beltway, Mr. Rhodes’ pointed comments about his work—particularly ... more »

CNN: Watch the two New York Times "journalists" squirm while they lie about their Trump hit piece.

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*despicable people doing despicable things.* Earlier today *I** posted the video of one of the women misquoted in a obvious hit piece on Donald Trump* and his treatment of women that appeared in the New York Times on Sunday (5/15/2016) *Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved with Women in Public. * Now watch the two New York Times "journalists" responsible for the hit piece, Megan Twohey and wimpy pajama boy Michael Barbaro, squirm while they obviously lie about the whole thing. In their article, they tell the story of Trump's ex-girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane. But the 1990 e... more »

Twitter To Stop Counting Photos And Links In 140-Character Limit

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Twitter is about to stop counting images and URL links toward the 140-character limit. The social networking site is to announce changes to its 140-character limit in the the next two weeks, that would allow users to cramp more content into a single tweet, according to Bloomberg. Android Police reports: http://Pretty_soon.com http://this_tweet.com http://will_count.com http://as_0_letters.comhttps://t.co/bkyf0BQWS5 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 16, 2016 Right now, shortened links take up 23 characters. Removing this would free up several additional words per tweet. This would be appre... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 16 , 2016 ) Overview Fro Monday ( 1. Markets & Data - S&P 500 Q 1 EPS Update , Global Equities - YTD Returns , Sovereign CDS Spreads - Highest & Lowest Spreads , Commodities Updates - Movers & Shakers , Bond Market Oddity Regarding Global Yield. 2. Turkey & EU Deal - State Of Play , Sultan Erdogan Setting Up His Power Moves In Turkey. 3. Greece Coming Closer To Terms With Its Creditors To Close The First Review For Bailout Three - Related Items Of Interest . 4. Brexit Items De Jour. 5. Libya Political State Of Play - International And Internal Developments. 6. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets...... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 8m 8 minutes ago S&P 500: with 92% of companies reported, Q1 EPS down 1% over the past yr, the 6th consecutive YoY decline. $SPX *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 45m 45 minutes ago Equities, YTD Total Return Brazil: +20% Russia: +9% US: +2% UK: +.3% India: -1% Germany: -7% Japan: -13% China: -19% *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 1h 1 hour ago Highest and lowest sovereign CDS spreads... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 7h 7 hours ago Crude Oil: from down 29% YTD on Feb 11 to up 29% to... more »

3D Printed Bio-Glass Could Replace Damaged Cartilage

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Researchers have used 3D bioprinting to create a new material that could be used for cartilage implants. Researchers from the Imperial College London and the University of Milano-Bicohcca have 3D printed a shock-absorbing bio-glass that mimics all the properties of cartilage. The material is biodegradable, biocompatible and the cells demonstrate self-healing properties. The process to produce the material is far quicker and easier than lab-grown alternatives. 3ders reports: The development is a significant one because cartilage is an absolutely crucial tissue that is easily damaged,... more »

The Transgender Logic of Gender Fluidity Can Justify Absurdities

William M Briggs at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Gender Fluid Blurred Lines - 900] Gender, say some, is separate from sex. Few who say this seem to realize the absurdities that follow from this premise. First, let’s get clear on what we’re being told. You’re a man in the sense of sex if you... more »

Latest Public Access TV Show

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
My latest 'This Issue' public access TV show where I interview Lisa Savage, a long-time Maine educator and peace activist. She talks about military recruiting in Maine's schools, and her newly-organized Maine Natural Guard, which is raising awareness about the huge carbon bootprint of the Pentagon, the amounts of money spent on wars and weapons, and the lack of coverage of these wars and other real issues in our mainstream media. We also briefly discuss the situation in Palestine and the current Boycott, Divest, Sanctions campaign against Israeli apartheid. Lisa is always a great... more »

Monday Maunderings

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
You might be wondering why I stopped reposting my* New York Times* comments to this blog, as per reader requests. Quick answer: I don't comment nearly as much as I used to. For one thing, responding to the constant barrage of stories about Donald Trump's latest belch, Queen Hillary's daily crumbelievable a la carte wonk offering, or Barack Obama's self-referential legacy tour of glory was getting too depressing. And also too scary, given the downward spiral in the general quality of the allegedly moderated comments. Comment threads are getting nasty in this atavistic election seaso... more »

May 16, 2016: SPCA Finds Homes for Dogs.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
That is the lead story for today's Irving press. Who woulda guessed that's what the SPCA does? And - a vegetarian restaurant is opening in Moncton. And - a soldier at Gagetown is training to be a diving engineer (one who works under water.) This is the news YOU need to know. I note, too, that fully half the news stories in section A are by one reporter. And some of the regular reporters' names have disappeared. Has the Irving press been shedding reporters just as it recently shedded photographers?__________________________________________ The commentary page is made up of three c...more »

John Key’s 2017 trial balloon: Bullshit & jellybeans

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The National Party promised “significant” income tax cuts in their first term. We never got them. They never intended them. Instead, we got “stimulus” and “home insulation subsidies”—and excuses that didn’t add up. Promised again the next term, a few got a minor tax cut, “balanced” with a significant hike in GST for everybody in the country. (Despite a promise not to raise that at all!) The promise for the third term had been watered down to “no new taxes.” And already, only a short time in, that promise too has been well broken. So what are we to make of John Key “not ruling o... more »

Still Indispensable

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Paul Godfrey appeared before the Heritage Committee last week to ask the government for a hand. It was more than a little ironic that the publisher who would prefer to get government out of our lives was coming to it cap in hand. But, Tom Walkom writes, Canadian governments have been giving publishers hand outs for a long time: In his book *Making National News*, Ryerson University historian Gene Allen details the agonizing debates among publishers over the federal government’s handsome subsidy to their wire service co-operative, Canadian Press. The subsidy was required in part b... more »

Traditional Food Puts Chemotherapy To Shame, New Study Reveals

WTStaff at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - More research confirms that natural foods are a viable alternative to chemotherapy.

House Committee To Hold Impeachment Hearings for IRS Commissioner Over ‘Misconduct’ in Targeting Scandal Investigation

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: John Koskinen - 900] House Republicans have announced they will hold hearings to consider impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Koskinen has been accused of interfering with Congress’ investigations into the tax agency’s targeting of Tea Party and pro-life groups. "Despite repeated congressional efforts to... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity- much less dissent. " - Gore Vidal

“Selected Not Elected: Rothschilds Hold $100,000 A Plate Dinner Fund Raiser For Guess Who”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Selected Not Elected: Rothschilds Hold* * $100,000 A Plate Dinner Fund Raiser For Guess Who”* by Jay Syrmopoulos Washington, D.C. – "Providing even more proof that she is simply a puppet for the ruling oligarchy, on Thursday, Hillary Clinton attended a $100, 000-a-head fundraiser hosted by none other than Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent New York businesswoman, and supporter of Mrs. Clinton. The Rothschild banking dynasty is a family line that has been accused of pulling the political strings of many different governments through their control of various economic systems ...more »

"Watch Venezuela, Because Food Shortages, Looting And Economic Collapse Are Coming To America Too"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Watch Venezuela, Because Food Shortages, * *Looting And Economic Collapse Are Coming To America Too"* By Michael Snyder "The full-blown economic collapse that is happening in Venezuela right now is a preview of what Americans will be experiencing in the not too distant future. Just a few years ago, most Venezuelans could never have imagined that food shortages would become so severe that people would literally hunt dogs and cats for food. But as you will see below, this is now taking place. Sadly, this is what the endgame of socialism looks like. When an all-powerful government is...more »

"Biden and Warren: The Democratic Ticket in 2016?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Biden and Warren: The Democratic Ticket in 2016?"* by Robert Gore "Here’s an interesting speculation; reader comments welcome. What if the Democratic party comes to realize that Hillary Clinton is an albatross? Polls indicate that Bernie Sanders would do better against Donald Trump. If he is not the nominee, a few of his supporters will switch to Trump or Clinton, but many of them will stay home. Clinton, SLL recently argued, is a perfect set up for Trump’s unpredictability and personal attacks. She lacks natural political skills and is vulnerable on both issues and scandals. She... more »

"Truth And Enemies..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
○ ○ "The only faults considered grave are the following: not respecting the rights of one’s neighbor, letting oneself be paralyzed by fear, feeling guilty, thinking one does not deserve the good and bad which occurs in life, and being a coward. We shall love our adversaries, but not make alliances with them. They are placed in our way to test our sword, and deserve the respect of our fight. We shall choose our adversaries, not the other way around.” - Paulo Coelho ○

Greg Hunter, "Multiple Collapse Triggers Everywhere- V the Guerilla Economist"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Multiple Collapse Triggers Everywhere- V the Guerilla Economist"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “V” the “Guerilla Economist” fears another global financial collapse “every day and every night.” “V” explains, “Economically speaking, what I see is it’s not one event. There are multiple triggers everywhere. If Deutsche Bank goes belly up tonight that could send a cascade of bank failures throughout the euro zone, which will blow back right here through London to New York, and we will be in the absolute crap storm. We will be in the middle of it. It could happen at any time. If the ... more »

Musical Interlude: Jose Luis Rodriguez, "Himno a La Alegria"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Jose Luis Rodriguez, "Himno a La Alegria" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbQ1qg3DGXw

Musical Interlude: Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Two Steps from Hell, “Downstream” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Lf2qtNTUc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“In front of a famous background of stars and galaxies lies some of Earth's more unusual trees. Known as quiver trees, they are actually succulent aloe plants that can grow to tree-like proportions. The quiver tree name is derived from the historical usefulness of their hollowed branches as dart holders. *Click image for larger size.* Occurring primarily in southern Africa, the trees pictured in the above 16-exposure composite are in Quiver Tree Forest located in southern Namibia. Some of the tallest quiver trees in the park are estimated to be about 300 years old. Behind the trees ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Surrender To Facts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Surrender To Facts”* by Chet Raymo “I'm currently reading two books. One I found in the house when I arrived, presumably left by a previous visitor: Cheryl Strayed's "Wild", a young woman's attempt to sort out her messed-up life and grief for her mother's death by hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail, many hundreds of miles along the ridges of California's Sierra Nevada and Oregon's Cascades mountains. The other, my friend Douglas Christie's "The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology", grounded in Doug's extensive knowledge of the Christian monastic trad...more »

The Poet: Galway Kinnell, "Another Night in the Ruins"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Another Night in the Ruins"* "How many nights must it take one such as me to learn that we aren't, after all, made from that bird that flies out of its ashes, that for us as we go up in flames, our one work is to open ourselves, to *be* the flames?" ~ Galway Kinnell

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland. Thanks for stopping by!

"Do You Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Do you believe," said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do today, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?" "Do you believe," said Martin, "that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?" - Voltaire

“Scientists Can Now Identify Individuals Based on Brain Waves, and More Troubling Possibilities”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Scientists Can Now Identify Individuals Based on Brain Waves”* *‘Brain Print’s’ Astonishing Accuracy, and More Troubling Possibilities”* by Joseph P. Farrell No one likes talking about mind control, or mind reading, or thought manipulation technologies. After all, beyond the fact that they seem magical, almost unbelievable, no one likes to admit that human minds could be subject to manipulation and external influence; it violates a sense of our individuality and sovereignty that is deeply embedded in our culture. And the implications of such technology challenge our understandings... more »

"The First Refuge Of Scoundrels..."

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

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots." - Barbara Ehrenreich And if not Now, when? If not You, who?

Rightwing Nuthouse: 5 Worst Right-Wing Moments This Week: Trump and Shkreli Induce Gagging"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"*5 Worst Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Trump and Shkreli Induce Gagging"* by Janet Allon "We now know how Trump handles thorny and potentially embarrassing questions. He oh-so-presidentially hangs up on people who ask them and pretends not to be there when the inquirer calls back to restart the conversation. Faced with pretty damning proof that in the past the bizarrely egomaniacal and yet strangely insecure psychopath who is the presumptive Republican nominee has posed as his own publicist and phoned reporters to urge them to write flattering stories about him, Trump did what ...more »

The Gosford Glyphs - preDynastic Egyptian hieroglyphics - found in Australia!

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
Mike, what kind of crazy shit is this, "The Gosford Glyphs?" you're telling me these supposed hieroglyphics about two brothers of an early Pharoah are not some fakes crudely carved by some Australian Uni-kids out on a beer bender in the Aussie Outback? Well, when you compare them to the Standard Glyph Lists used by Ancient Egyptian Writing Experts, Interpreters and Academics, there's a lot that appears to be wrong with them - unknown shapes, shapes facing the wrong way, UFOs.... blah blah blah. As mentioned in an earlier post about Steve and Evan Strong, this is attested by the Eld... more »

Knocked Socks off need laundry

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I sweat and thats why socks are my best friemd for foot health and do not take your bipoids for granted my friend because many who survied a deathmarch owe living to their feet

Is A DCCC Endorsement For An Establishment Shill Worth Anything In A Primary? A DFA Endorsement Far More Meaningfiul

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Friday, the DCCC added 14 candidates to its "Red to Blue" program, primarily by moving mediocre candidates from their "Emerging Races" list, although the DCCC has also chosen sides in the crucial Syracuse, New York-area race in which it has previously been unable to pick between Colleen Deacon, a mediocre candidate backed by Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Steve Williams, the Steve Israel candidate. The really good candidate in this race, Eric Kingson, wasn't even considered by the DCCC, which is working furiously to undermine his campaign. The safely blue (D+5) district ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Paratroopers Over Georgia

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Parachutes] U.S. Army paratroopers land after jumping from a C-130 Hercules in the nation of Georgia on May 10, 2016. Thanks to Sgt. Daniel Cole for taking this spectacular photograph!

Bathrooms, Biology and Federal Overreach: Bad Ideas and Their Victims

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bathrooms - 900] The last two weeks have been, of all things, about bathrooms. First, the U.S. Department of Justice notified the state of the North Carolina that HB2, or the bathroom law, violated the Civil Rights Act. Now to be clear, HB2... more »

My Conservative Page Got Blocked by Facebook

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Facebook Removal Post Conservative PC - 900] I am the bad boy of Facebook. I earned that badge of honor back in 2013 when Facebook blocked my page and removed a message I had posted that invoked Paula Deen, the National Rifle Association and Jesus Christ. Here's... more »

Venezuela's Medical System Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals* BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. “The death of a baby is our daily bread,” said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital,... more »

President Obama: Put Nordic Countries ‘In Charge for a While’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*MRCTV*: *Obama: Put Nordic Countries ‘In Charge for a While’ Because ‘They Could Clean Things Up’* *Pres. Obama said that Nordic countries would make the world “more secure and more prosperous” if "we" would just let them run things.* Welcoming the leaders of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland to the White House on Friday, Obama said that, if “we” let Nordic countries control the world, that “they could clean things up”: *“So I really do believe that the world would be more secure and more prosperous if we just had more partners like our Nordic countries. There have be... more »

U.S. Treasury Discloses For The First Time That Saudi Arabia Holds $116.8 billion In U.S. Government Debt As Of March

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Image* from Dollar Photo Club *Bloomberg**: **U.S. Discloses Saudi Holdings of Treasuries for First Time* * Kingdom held $116.8 billion as of March, Treasury data show * Figures had been grouped with mostly OPEC nations since 1974 The Treasury Department released a breakdown of Saudi Arabia’s holdings of U.S. debt, after keeping the figures secret for more than four decades. The stockpile of the world’s biggest oil exporter stood at $116.8 billion as of March, down almost 6 percent from a record in January, according to data the Treasury disclosed Monday in response to a Freedom-of... more »

Is The U.S. Telling The Iranians To Keep Their Missile Tests Secret?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A ballistic missile is launched and tested at an undisclosed location in Iran in this handout photograph released by the official website of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps March 8, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/SEPAHNEWS.COM/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Washington Free Beacon*:* Iran: U.S. Encouraging Islamic Republic to Keep Illicit Missile Tests Secret* State Department declines to respond. A senior Iranian military commander claimed that U.S. officials are quietly encouraging the Islamic Republic to keep its illicit ballistic missile tests a secret so as not to raise concerns in the region, ... more »

Public schools: Motoko Rich's report to date!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016Further plans for the week:* In this morning's column, Paul Krugman tells us something we won't learn from watching cable news—or, most likely, from reading news reports in his own newspaper. Candidate Clinton proposed an ambitious plan last week! That said, nobody cares: KRUGMAN (5/16/16): In January, both Democratic candidates declared their support for a program that would provide 12 weeks of paid leave to care for newborns and other family members. And last week, while the news media was focused on Donald Trump’s imaginary friend, I mean imaginary spokesma... more »

Viewers disappear down giant plot-hole

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
I gave up on “Undercover” around the second epileptic fit, but my nearest and dearest stuck with it. The epilepsy turned out to be a coming and going affliction that came and went with neither explanation nor consequences. Viewers were already irritated by the untimely postponement of the final episode, due to some urgent luvvie ceremony. But we were told to expect an exiting ending. I couldn’t make head or tail of the plot, but I decided give the gripping reveal a try. Sheer disbelief sent me to sleep shortly after Nick unconvincingly broke his own arm, bloodlessly, by closing ... more »

Got Zombies on my Mind

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I am not the smartest of men or women who I universally adore most of the world lives on world power but the problem is everyone of them who has come to power has been a wicked hoe Not a real women like my mother, my wife or my daughter its the system imprinting upon us the truth though it all be lies I remain convinced that the Zombie celibration is a phsyk ops or at the very least a viral expression of how humanity views the future and there is no need for it be this way. You take the wealth of the world and divide it by the population and we would have one hell of a sustainable party

White House Dials Back Missile Defense, Just as Our Enemies Floor the Gas on Missile Tech

Russ Read at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: North Korea - 900] The system that protects the U.S. and its allies from enemy missiles may risk not having enough ordnance if the Obama administration's proposed defense budget is passed. The Aegis Standard Missile 3 IB (SM-3) will see a budgetary cut of $159... more »

House GOP Unveils $622M Measure to Combat Zika Virus

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo of aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. Congress is ready to act on President Barack Obama’s request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and other major health problems. Obama requested $1.9 billion three months ago for several purposes, including creating a vaccine for the disease, taking steps to control the mosquitoes that spread Zika and helping other countries battle the virus.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans have unveiled a... more »

Emails: Eco-Activists Plotted Oil Industry Lawsuits Long Before Anti-Exxon Stories Released

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: A protester holds a sign outside of the ExxonMobil annual shareholders meeting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center May 28, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. A total of 19 resolutions will be voted on today by shareholders.] Emails released as part of a lawsuit against a George Mason University climate scientist show environmental activists had been working behind the scenes to "hold fossil fuel companies legally accountable" for their stances on global warming long before stories were... more »

Norway Set to Launch Website Where 6-Year-Olds Can Change Legal Gender

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: transgender kids - 900] A proposed bill in the Norwegian Parliament would allow people to change their legal gender online within a matter of minutes. The bill is expected to pass with few objections when it goes to a vote this summer. Norwegians would... more »

Top ten love songs of Steve's long time

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Love its univerasal or so we all believe but in truth its not the reality cause Ramsy Bolton and his kind have never been born in love and for them its some kind of disease a weakness something they can kill away and feed to the dogs so hungry for failed emotion Did Hitler love Eva Braun with his one ball did he ever hit the hole? Consdier Joshph Stalin I imagine he loved a big man then there is Mao Tse Sing a guy who deflowered a thousand flowers that bloomed What everyone should realize if they have not already is your just as human as the queen or the next dicator its just you have not... more »

Publicly available data on thousands of OKCupid users pulled over copyright claim

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
The Open Science Framework (OSF) has pulled a dataset from 70,000 users of the online dating site OkCupid over copyright concerns, according to the study author. The release of the dataset generated concerns, by making personal information — including personality traits — publicly available. Emil Kirkegaard, a master’s student at Aarhus University in Denmark, told us that […] The post Publicly available data on thousands of OKCupid users pulled over copyright claim appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Durkin's "Brexit" movie has persuaded me

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
John Archer told us about a new movie by Martin Durkin, the man behind "The Great Global Warming Swindle" which I considered an excellent rebuttal to the global warming hysteria. The movie argues that the Britons should vote "Leave" in the coming Brexit referendum about the U.K. membership in the EU: I watched those 71 minutes at the 1.5 times normal speed, native speakers may almost certainly try the same thing (or faster). Aside from the British TRF readers, I recommend the movie to the Americans – 1/2 of TRF readers and a nation that seems deeply ignorant about the meaning of th... more »

Yankton to host government to government consultation on Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Faith Spotted Eagle YANKTON SIOUX/IHANKTONWAN TO HOST GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION WITH US ARMY CORPS ON BAKKEN PIPELINE/DAPL Friday, May 12, 2016 YANKTON SIOUX TRIBE CONTACT:Thomasina Realbird, Yankton Sioux Tribe (303) 673-9600Jason Cooke, Yankton Sioux Tribe Faith Spotted Eagle, Ihanktonwan Treaty Chair MARTY, South Dakota -- After two requests from the Yankton Sioux Tribe

Donald Trump Will Soon Be Receiving His National Security-Intelligence Briefings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*NPR*:* Donald Trump Is About To Start Getting Intelligence Briefings* Harry Truman had been vice president for only 82 days when Franklin Roosevelt died, so there was quite a lot he needed to learn when he became president in 1945. "He didn't even know the atomic bomb existed," historian David Priess said. "He didn't know about the Manhattan Project." Priess, a former CIA officer and author of The President's Book of Secrets, a history of the president's daily brief, said that experience made Truman resolve that no future president should come into office unprepared. So in 1952,... more »

U.S. Military Troop Strength (Graph)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. Military Troop Strength | InsideGov

U.S. Air Force Facing Severe Shortages In Pilots And Planes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *'Wiped Out': Air Force losing pilots and planes to cuts, scrounging for spare parts* EXCLUSIVE: It was just a few years ago, in March 2011, when a pair of U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers – during a harsh winter storm – took off from their base in South Dakota to fly across the world to launch the air campaign in Libya, only 16 hours after given the order. Today, many in the Air Force are questioning whether a similar mission could still be accomplished, after years of budget cuts that have taken an undeniable toll. The U.S. Air Fo... more »

Can The U.S. Army Fight A Major Conventional War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Members of Chad’s army trained with American Special Forces last year. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times *New York Times*: *Long Emphasis on Terror May Hurt U.S. in Conventional War, Army Chief Says* ARUSHA, Tanzania — When Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, stepped off his jet into the sunshine here on Sunday, it was the first time the Obama administration had sent its top Army officer to Africa for a high-level meeting to get the continent’s fledgling militaries in shape to deal with growing terrorist threats. As General Milley plunged into three days of talks wit... more »

The Pentagon Wants Its Space Agency To Wage War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Pentagon chief wants secretive space unit involved in fight against Islamic State* SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter sees a variety of missions for the Pentagon’s new, secretive space center — and that includes fighting the Islamic State. The Pentagon chief said Thursday that the new Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center established by the Defense Department last fall has a role not only in preparing for potential conflicts against rival countries, but in counterterrorism. The center was created after a years-long... more »

World News Briefs -- May 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Islamic State on the defensive, territory shrinking in Syria and Iraq: U.S. official* Islamic State has not gained significant ground since it took the Iraqi city of Ramadi a year ago, which it then lost in December, as the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has been helped by better intelligence and better equipped local forces, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday. Islamic State "is shrinking so they are very much on the defensive," Brett McGurk, U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy in the fight against Islamic State, told a news conference in Amman. Islam... more »

Singer Sinead O’Connor Found Safe After Going Missing In Chicago

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Sinéad O’Connor has been found safe, local police confirmed, after a desperate hunt was launched to find the Irish singer when she disappeared on Sunday from a suburb of Chicago. Reports say that she was located at a nearby hotel and has been taken to a local hospital (most likely against her will) The Police were called after O’Connor “left the Wilmette area” for a bicycle ride on Sunday morning at 6am and had not returned. According to TMZ, the Irish singer has been classified as “missing suicidal.” RT reports: According to a police statement, the singer left the area at 6 a.m. Su... more »

Cartoons for Terrorists

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 9 hours ago
I've been called a lot of things in my life but Saint Valentine was never one of them. A few weeks ago, my source on Twitter gave me the email address for a girl named Fiona in Idaho (aka "The *Other *Maine"). She was the one who'd broken off her engagement with Joe "Dave" Chadwick, the brain-damaged Iraq War vet whose insanity and bizarre behavior was so pronounced even from 6000 miles away, she'd decided to break off the engagement. Assuming, wrongly as it turned out, this girl could be reasoned with, I sent her an email, summarizing what her ex had been putting me t... more »

Police Leader Warns, Army May Be Brought In To Patrol British Streets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Army may have to be deployed on the streets of Britain to carry out routine policing duties because constables are reluctant to train as firearms officers. Chairman of the Police Federation, Steve White, said officers are not volunteering to carry guns because they fear being “hung out to dry” and treated like a suspect if they discharge their weapon. “If you cannot get police officers carrying guns then you are going to have to have the Army on the streets” White warned. The Telegraph reports: It could force the Government to call in troops to carry out day-to-day guarding and ... more »

"Virtue Signaling" Anti-Trump Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp slams Trump...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and, sad to say, it was rather embarrassing - for Huelskamp.* After doing a bit of due diligence on exactly who Tim Huelskamp is, I find the things he said rather weird. After perusing his website, I discovered that he and Donald Trump hold almost exactly the same positions on all major issues. Aside from his penchant for wearing golf shirts with jackets, which I really hate (it's ugly, guys - don't do it), he *seems* like a nice guy. Married, with four adopted children, active in his church, and upholding, to the best of his ability, conservative values. Of course, no one is r... more »

Mind your language

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Despite the media’s exasperating habit of picking up and running with *real* “gaffes” and inventing fake ones, I still think the BBC is making a brave effort to portray both EU campaigns even-handedly. To the best of its ability. The EU referendum has brought about some strange cross-party alliances, which supports the theory that there is but a cigarette paper’s difference between soft left Conservatives and centre-left (old) New-Labourites. Now the biggest divide seems to be between Corbyn’s hard left and all the rest. A good example of this was Lord (Norman) Lamont and Charles Cl... more »

Russia-ASEAN Summit: Posturing or Power Play?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*May 17, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Earlier this year, despite immense fanfare, the US-ASEAN Summit held in Sunnylands, California ended in a fizzle rather than a bang. Little of substance emerged from and admittedly "symbolic" summit, and the US even went as far as criticizing guests as they departed - lecturing them regarding "democracy" and "human rights." Coupled with this send-off designed to humiliate, was the US State Department's various funded media fronts operating in each respective ASEAN state, mocking and denigrating ASEAN leaders who have fallen from Washington's... more »

Failure to consider Aboriginal heritage an error regardless of distance from heritage

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
R. v. Kreko, 2016 ONCA 367: [18] Section 718.2 of the *Criminal Code* requires consideration of the principles of sentencing, including the following principle: (e) all available sanctions, other than imprisonment, that are reasonable in the circumstances and consistent with the harm done to victims or to the community should be considered for all offenders, with particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders. [19] As observed in *R. v. Gladue*, [1999] 1 S.C.R. 688, at para. 93(3), s. 718.2(e) is remedial in nature: it is intended to ameliorate th... more »

Error to confuse source of money with money

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
Andrade v. Andrade, 2016 ONCA 368: [46] In finding that Luisa had no money of her own the trial judge conflated "income from paid employment" and "money". He confused the question of whether Luisa had money with the *source* of her money, which at least in the early years was the paid employment of her adult children. He did not explain why or how, once the working children gave their paycheques to Luisa, the money remained "their" money. It was no longer their money because they made a gift of it to their mother, knowing she would use it to support the family. Luisa's bank a... more »

Barbaro watch: New York Times' latest gift to Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016Debasing encounter debunked:* Four years ago, Michael Barbaro wrote the New York Times' front-page profile of Candidate Romney's hairdresser. You might have thought it couldn't get dumber. Thinking that, you'd have been wrong. Yesterday, Barbaro was back on the Times' front page. This time, he was in charge of the Candidate Trump "debasing experience" watch. The Times had chronicled Candidate Trump's long history of demeaning behavior toward women. They opened their report with the incident detailed below, their apparent top example. That opening sentence is... more »

BBC Are A Disgrace – Professor David Campbell

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/is-chinas-use-of-coal-really-declining/ Another day, and another slice of global warming propaganda from the BBC, as Professor David Campbell explains: An episode of the BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth programme broadcast on 11 May and repeated on 12 May enthusiastically described the extremely vigorous growth of the Chinese solar energy […]

Granting Medal of Valor, Obama Says US Must Listen to Police

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Medal of Valor - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says police officers receiving the Medal of Valor demonstrate how loving one’s country means loving one another. Obama is bestowing the medal on 13 law enforcement officers in a ceremony in the East Room... more »

The Democratic Party Is Creating Its Own Disaster

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The Democratic Party is forcing Sanders voters to look at its real face and choose. Not the best move with November just months away (source; click to enlarge). * *by Gaius Publius* Short and simple. It looks like the Democratic Party is on the verge of creating the disaster it's trying to avoid — its own destruction. Unless Sanders is nominated — in which case, the Party will be reborn as what it no longer is — the Party in November will offer to the people its true self and ask for the people's support. That true self is expressed in the graphic above. That expression is, "I am... more »

Lasagna Bowtie Pasta

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
There are few dishes more satisfying than lasagna. At the same time, there are few dishes more time-consuming and frustrating to assemble than lasagna. I'll admit, as much as I enjoy cooking, I often fall into the laziness mentality and buy a frozen lasagna. Sure, it tastes mostly good, but I feel so guilty, knowing I really should make my own lasagna. Perhaps you're like me and dislike dealing with the large lasagna noodles. After all, they are highly temperamental. So, I'm always looking for a new take on lasagna that's less troublesome. I've shared a Mini Lasagna Cups recipe b... more »

Storm Troopers and Pineapples

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

The Fifth Carbon Budget & Domestic Heating

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Buildings account for 34% of the UK’s emissions on GHG, including their share of grid electricity. Much of this is for heating and presents a huge challenge if decarbonisation targets are to be met. This is what the Committee on Climate Change, (CCC), has to say about it: […]

Iran To Sue United States For 63 Years Of Sanctions

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Iranian parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill requiring the government to sue the US for the damage that the country suffered as a result of the hostile moves by the United States over the past 63 years. According to an IRNA news agency report, the Iranian parliament conducted a preliminary voting session in Tehran on Sunday Sputnik News reports: The bill calls on the government to take legal action against the US government in an international court. The vote followed the release of newly declassified documents containing details of the CIA-orchestrated ouster of ... more »

Killer Walking Dead Photo

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago

Seeds of Hope

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Woody Allen was so prescient.

Dairy journal retracts paper lacking co-authors’ consent

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A journal about dairy science has retracted a paper after learning that it was published without the consent of all its authors. An independent inquiry found no evidence of research misconduct, but nevertheless recommended that the institution — Curtin University in Perth, Australia — request to retract the paper. Here’s the retraction notice, published in Dairy […] The post Dairy journal retracts paper lacking co-authors’ consent appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Earthquake Update

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
NHK is reporting that the depth was around 40 kilometers and the 5.6 rating is on the Japanese scale out of 7 http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160516_32/ NHK also reports that the closest nuclear power plant is Tokai. NHK says that all is fine there. However, I reported approximately a week ago that NHK announced it would only report OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT comments on nuclear plant safety: Whose Narrative of Events Will the Media Report? NHK Reports Government Version Alone for Nuclear Plant Conditions http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/whose-narrative-of-events-will-medi... more »

Strong Earthquake Near Fukushima: Visible Emissions at Daiichi Are Up

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Strong Earthquake Shakes Japan North East of Tokyo: AP. UPDATE: A strong earthquake has shaken Tokyo and other cities in eastern Japan. The Asahi Shimbun, May 16, 2016, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605160068.html The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had an initial magnitude of 5.6 and hit Monday evening in southern Ibaraki prefecture, about 100 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. Perhaps that is why Fukushima looks so much worse today than yesterday, with very high atmospheric emissions visible on TEPCO cam 1:

Little Sisters, Religious Groups Win Partial Victory at Supreme Court

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, (C), of the Little Sisters of the Poor, walks up to speak to the media after aruments at the US Supreme Court, March 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. Today the high court heard arguments in Little Sisters v. Burwell, which will examine whether the governments new health care regulation will require the Little Sisters to change their healthcare plan, to other services that violate Catholic teaching.] The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled lower courts must reconsider the Obama administration’s abortifacient and contraceptive mandat... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
[image: The Giulia can be specced with a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic gearbox] I dont understand why Mercedes did not just slap a Chrysler badge on the B2000 made in Detroit? I also dont understand why Chrysler does not sell this car through its north American dealerships.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*VICE News*: *China Is Pissed About the Pentagon's New Report on Its Military Activity* China is not happy about a new Pentagon report, and has condemned it as a deliberate distortion that exaggerates Chinese military activity and their ramped up activities in the hotly contested South China Sea. In its annual report to Congress on Chinese military activity, released Friday, the US Department of Defense said that China's "investments in military and weaponry operations continue on a path to increase its power projection." *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -... more »

Beware Of China's 'Little Blue Men'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Defense World *Simon Tisdall, The Guardian*: *Little blue men: the maritime militias pushing China's claims* *Ostensibly civilian fishermen are ‘buzzing’ US navy ships and those of neighbouring countries with rival territorial claims* China is using large numbers of irregular maritime militias, dubbed “little blue men”, to assert and expand its control over an increasingly large area of disputed and reclaimed islands and reefs in the strategically important South China Sea, the Pentagon says. The militias, comprising hundreds of fishermen and motor boats mainly based on Hainan is... more »

China's Cultural Revolution Began 50 Years Ago Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*DW*: *Beijing carefully ignores anniversary of violent Cultural Revolution* It has been 50 years since the spark that touched off China's volatile period of mass collectives and student uprising. Beijing did not mark the occasion, and clamped down on social media discussions of the event. The Chinese media largely ignored a notable anniversary in the country's history on Monday as authorities continued to suppress discussion of some of the Communist Party's more violent chapters. Exactly 50 years ago, the party's Politburo met to launch what would become known as the Cultural Rev... more »

Donald Trump Believes It Is Unlikely That He Will 'Get Along' With British PM Cameron

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*ABC News Online:* *Donald Trump says unlikely to have a good relationship with British PM David Cameron* Donald Trump has said he is unlikely to have a good relationship with David Cameron due to the British Prime Minister's casting of the US presidential candidate as "divisive, stupid and wrong" for proposing a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. After Mr Trump's call for an entry ban on Muslims, Mr Cameron criticised Mr Trump in the British Parliament and suggested that Mr Trump, who is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would unite Britain ag... more »

Security In Iraq, May 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The high level of violence witnessed in April continued into the start of May 2016. That was due to a mix of Islamic State counterattacks against government offensives, and an increase in insurgent and terrorist incidents due to a new spring offensive by the militants. IS launched some devastating bombings and hit the south again as part of this new campaign, which hadn’t been done for months. There were 160 incidents from May 1-7, 2016 in Iraq reported in the press. Baghdad led the way with the most violence, but was actually lower than usual with 63 incidents. There were also a... more »

PREDICTIONS AND DENIGRATIONS: Charles Blow has been compared to Hitler!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016Part 1—The vermin Over There:* Charles Blow has never been the sharpest crayon in the box of 64. Not even at the box where he's housed, the glorious New York Times. (To distract yourself with all those colors, you can just click here.) Blow is also a "CNN contributor;" we assume that means he gets paid by CNN as well as by the Times. This may help explain why you'll never read a description of that entity's conduct in the columns he writes for the Times. Elsewhere, this would be described as a conflict of interest. At the Times, the assortment of moral and int... more »

A Fifth Of British Pensioners Over 75 Are Living In Poverty

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Twenty percent of pensioners over the age of 75 are living below the poverty line, according to a new report published by a charity group for the elderly. Research by Independent Age found that nearly a million older pensioners who lived through the Second World War were much more likely to live in persistent poverty than younger ‘baby boomer’ pensioners. The report suggests the income of those aged over 75 is, on average, £3,000 a year less than younger pensioners. RT reports: The report revealed some 950,000 older pensioners are living in poverty. On average, the weekly income of ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Immigration Records Reveal FBI Bombshell Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area UK Establishment Stunned As Over 300 CEOs Back Brexit: "Business, Not Government, Creates Wealth" Google has trained its AI to write creepy short stories PEER-TO-PEER LENDING MARKETS: The leading countries for alternative finance and the next high-growth markets How Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reinvented The Washington Post, the 140-year-old newspaper he bought for $250 million ICYMI: American Public Can't S... more »

"PM: Of Course Britain Could Survive Outside EU" So what changed David Cameron’s mind?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago

Susan Sarandon Slams Woody Allen Over Sex Abuse Claims

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Actress Susan Sarandon launched a blistering attack on Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival as allegations of sexual abuse have been renewed against the director. The outspoken actress says she has nothing good to say about the director accused of abusing his adopted daughter. Speaking at a panel discussing women’s issues in the film industry, Sarandon said that she believes that the Hollywood director had ‘sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that is right’. The Mail Online reports: Sarandon was asked what she thought of comments by Allen earlier this week that he had no... more »

Researchers decry study warning of low-carb diet risks

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Advocates of low-carbohydrate diet are voicing concern about a recent paper that suggested the diet could cause weight gain, contrary to previous research. One expert has even called for its retraction. The study, published in Nutrition & Diabetes in February, also found that the low-carb diet did little to prevent the progression of type 2 diabetes. […] The post Researchers decry study warning of low-carb diet risks appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Character Counts, and So Does Belief: An Interview with Hunter Baker, Candidate and Professor

David Mills at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hunter Baker posed] In a congressional district described as “the opposite of the district represented by Nancy Pelosi,” the seat opened by the retirement of the longtime Republican congressman has attracted a wide range of conservatives. One of them is a middle-aged political science professor... more »

Deadly Crossing on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Sharyl Attkisson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S.-Mexico Border Fence, US Border Patrol] Today on Full Measure, we have a report on "The Missing" -- the hundreds of illegal immigrants who cross the border, never to be seen alive again. Their remains are found in remote desert areas. For this story, I traveled... more »

NY Times Author Responds to Criticism After Arguing the Obama WH Misled on Iran Deal

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Iran to Ban U.S., Canadian Inspectors from Nuclear Sites] After getting criticized for a recent article arguing that the Obama Administration actively misled the public on the Iran nuclear deal, freelancer David Samuels has released a lengthy response. "I stand behind every single word I wrote,” Samuels said in... more »

The Professor Runs for Congress: Hunter Baker Leaves His Books to Defend Religious Freedom

David Mills at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hunter Baker posed] He's teaching classes, taking care of things, writing when he can . . . and running for Congress. When long-time Republican congressman Stephen Fincher announced his retirement from Tennessee's eighth congressional district -- a district described as “the opposite of... more »

A 13 Minute Education on Transgender Students

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Pour a cup of coffee and watch:

New York Times hit piece on Trump is a lie...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and the squeaky toy MSM echo chamber keeps spinning it.* *Trump's ex-girlfriend says she was misquoted by the NY Times* May. 16, 2016 - 6:17 - Former model Rowanne Brewer Lane discusses her past with Donald on 'Fox and Friends *"I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump." * *Once again - do not believe anything you read. * *More: *Daily Sheeple:* Dem Congressman: “It’s far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep”* Treehouse: *“Conservatives” Optimistic About Facebook Meeting To Discuss Censorship of Views…* Rebel: *Facebo...more »

Family and The Family

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*The Family* is a band formed by Prince, and one of the first signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. The band reformed as fDeluxe in 2009. *Members* *(St. Paul)* *Susannah Melvoin* *Miko Weaver* *Jellybean Johnson* *Eric Leeds* *Jerome Benton* *History* The band's origins started with the disintegration of The Time in 1984. Lead singer Morris Day had left the band to pursue a solo career and guitarist Jesse Johnson became the de facto band leader. Prince suggested restructuring the band with new member Paul Peterson to head the group, but Johnson opposed. However, l... more »

Black Conservatives Condemn Gender Identity ‘Edict’ By Obama Administration

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: All-Gender Restrooms Sign Red - 900] Members of the black conservative group Project 21 have condemned the Obama administration’s “edict” that schools allow boys and girls who identify as the opposite sex to freely use the bathroom and locker room of their choice. The administration issued... more »

Why So Many Catholics Get Economics Wrong — Despite What the Church Says

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Money] One extremely stubborn myth that persists about the Catholic Church is that its teachings are fundamentally hostile to business, private property, the profit motive, and other critical elements in the free market economy. You can't really blame clueless secular reporters, who wouldn't know the... more »

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Tokyo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit off the Japanese coast, just north of Tokyo, according to the Japanese national broadcaster NHK . Local news reports that the quake, which struck at around 9.25pm local time or 1.25pm GMT, was felt in the Saitama and Tokyo areas, where buildings were swaying. RT reports: Metro operations were briefly suspended on all routes in Tokyo, but services restarted four minutes later. An elevator maintenance firm in Tokyo said several elevators stopped in the metropolitan area due to the quake with commuters asked to “use emergency buttons,” according to NHK...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*FEDERALIZED EDUCATION: ARE CHILDREN STILL BEING LEFT BEHIND?* I have not lived a year of school in memory without standardized testing, nor have I experienced a strong individualized curriculum. A vast majority of students 20-years old and younger feel the same way, because we are the first generation to live completely under federal education governed by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which was signed into law in Jan. 2002. NCLB set up a system wherein, contingent on receiving federal funds, schools had to use test based accountability with the goal of ensuring students and teache... more »

No, The Republican Establishment Doesn't Have What It Takes To Save America From The Trump Menace

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Last week, Trump won Nebraska overwhelmingly-- 61.4% against Cruz's 18.4% and Kasich's 11.4%. Trump won every single country in the state, including the two biggest cities, Omaha and Lincoln. Over the weekend, the state Republican Party held it's state convention. Sen. Den Fischer's nephew, Sam Fischer introduced a resolution to reprimand Senator Ben Sasse for his outspoken attacks on Trump and for leading the anti-Trump movement. The resolution passed-- around 400 of the Republican officials and activists voting for it while, perhaps, a half dozen voted against it. Further north,... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Do Warmists actually think? Mismatch between CO2 and temperature changes* *It sometimes seems not. This post is a reaction to the generally correct statement in the excerpt below to the effect that CO2 levels have been rising steadily for a long time now. The problem is the second statement: That increased CO2 levels cause warming. In combination, those two statements are inconsistent with the evidence. In particular, warming levels behave quite differently from CO2 levels. The two are simply not correlated. They don't covary. And without correlation there is no caus... more »

George Osborne Calls Leave Campaigners ‘Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The British chancellor George Osborne has said that ‘Brexiters’ are so paranoid that they would accuse the media and politicians of faking the moon landing and covering up the loch ness monster. The Tory chancellor even shared a platform on Monday with his former rivals Ed Balls and Vince Cable to warn about the terrible dangers of leaving the EU. The Huffington Post reports: George Osborne has claimed the ‘Brexit’ campaign is so paranoid it thinks the moon landing was faked as he made a fresh warning of the deep economic cost of leaving the European Union. And in an extraordinary t...more »

Trump Says He Expects Poor Relationship With UK Leader

DANICA KIRKA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this May 3, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York.] LONDON (AP) -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he may have a poor relationship with Prime Minister David Cameron in light of the British leader’s criticism of Trump’s call for all Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the United...more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
Joseph of Arimathea. A robber and a thief in the night. Arimathea does not exist. This is some kind of code. It's actually *Flavius Josephus*, the courtly Jew historian of the Flavian Roman Emperors who wrote *The History of the Jewish Revolt*. The Gospels are an allegorical history of the Jewish revolt, intended to create a passive, peaceful and counter-revolutionary pro-Roman synthetic form of Judaism. Christ instructed Jews to pay their taxes. 28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." 29 A jar o... more »

Global Study Finds Gender Wage Gap Close to Zero

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: gender - iStock_000050540370_small] The gender wage gap is almost nonexistent in the developed world, according to a Korn Ferry Hay Group analysis of 33 countries around the globe. The study examined more than eight million employees across dozens of countries and found the pay gap between men... more »

Colombia's FARC Rebels Agree To Release Child Soldiers Under The Age Of 15 From Their Ranks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Colombia and FARC Rebels Reach a Deal to Free Child Soldiers* CARACAS, Venezuela — The Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group announced on Sunday that they had reached an agreement to release child soldiers from rebel custody, an important step in peace negotiations, which are in their final stages. The deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, could involve hundreds of children who were recruited to fight in Colombia’s long civil war, though no census of child solders has ever been taken. “One of the biggest horr... more »

Another U.S. Spy Plane Flying Near The Russian Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© Flickr/ Lance Cheung *Sputnik:* *US Surveillance Plane Reportedly Approaches Russian Border Over Baltic Sea* An RC-135V surveillance aircraft of the US Air Force came close to the Russian border, over the Baltic Sea, RIA Novosti reported citing Baltic Watch. The aircraft, side number 64-14844 and call sign ELGIN33, took off from the Mildenhall airbase in Britain and flew to the southern part of the Baltic Sea. According to the report, a Su-27 jet was scrambled to intercept the US plane. ​The Sunday flyover is the latest in a series of incidents with the RC-135 aircraft and Ru... more »

What kind of cabinet is this?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Michal Thim overlooks Taiho below Alishan* Solidaritytw pointed to this great Storm Media piece with a nifty infographic about the incoming Tsai Cabinet. I'll digest its points into text. *Percentage of women in the cabinet* -- the last five countries with low percentages of females in the cabinet: S Korea (11.8%), Japan (11.1%), Taiwan (10.8%), China (8.3%), and Saudi Arabia (5.9%). Yep, Taiwan is beating out the PRC and Saudi. Nothing to be said about this: it's just a colossal failure and an insult to all the women who worked to put Tsai into the presidency. *Age*: Average a... more »

South Korea, US, Japan Plan Joint Drills on North Korea Threat

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this file photo taken on Dec. 10, 2015, U.S. and South Korean army soldiers pose on a floating bridge on the Hantan river during a joint military exercise against a possible attack from North Korea, in Yeoncheon, South Korea. South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their first joint military training next month focused on cooperating to detect signs of missile launches from North Korea and trace missile trajectories, a Seoul defense official said Monday.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their first joint military tra... more »

The Spiritual Dangers of a Trump Presidency

David Marshall at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump3 - 900] For Christians rightly repelled by the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, with their unapologetic embrace of the culture of death, same-sex marriage and a host of other cultural ills, the questions is, should we take a best-of-a-bad-lot approach... more »

Sanders Supporters Call Foul, Throw Chairs at Dem Nevada Convention

MICHELLE RINDELS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Thousands of people gather at the Paris casino in Las Vegas for the Nevada State Democratic Convention on Saturday, May 14, 2016. They are picking delegates to send to the national convention in July.] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Democratic Convention turned into an unruly and unpredictable event, after tension with organizers led to some Bernie Sanders supporters throwing chairs and to security clearing the room, organizers said. Friction between Bernie Sanders’ supporters... more »

75,000 Evacuated From Manchester United’s Stadium for Fake Bomb, Mayor Wants to Investigate

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Spectators stand outside of Old Trafford stadium after today's final soccer match of the season between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth was abandoned due to a suspect package being found inside the stadium. Sunday May 15, 2016. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES] LONDON (AP) -- The mayor of greater Manchester on Monday demanded an inquiry into a security “fiasco” that saw Manchester United’s stadium evacuated after a fake bomb was left behind from a security training exercise. The discovery of the realistic-looking... more »

Unions, Medical Groups, Billionaire Enviro Push to Triple CA Cigarette Tax to $2.87 a Pack

ELLIOT SPAGAT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rising Cigarette Taxes May Help Finance Terrorism] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A well-financed campaign whose backers include billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said. The Save... more »

EPA Says Radiation spike Near Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Is ‘Natural’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say that the elevated gamma radiation levels around the Hanford site, America’s largest nuclear waste storage facility, is down to natural causes However a few inconsistencies have been found in the EPA’s claims as Russia Today’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has discovered: RT has reported extensively on the situation at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear storage facility since various leaks and injuries to workers were reported. An incident on May 5th covered by RT, when radiation levels in the area adjacent to the site skyrocketed, prompted a fed...more »

Hey, Frontier: Suspending Women For Breastfeeding Is Illegal

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
The story about Frontier Airline's treatment of female pilots who are breastfeeding and need to pump while at work wasn't very surprising to me, because employers still get the whole pumping-at-work thing wrong. Here's what the four pilots who just filed with EEOC say happened: "Rather than support me, company management questioned my parenting choices as well as my commitment to my career. They even questioned why I didn’t switch to formula,” pilot Shannon Kiedrowski said in a blog post about the complaint. Kiedrowski said she and the other pilots were put on unpaid leave at 32 w... more »

ATLAS: an amusing 2.1-sigma gluino-muon-multijet island excess

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
ATLAS released an interesting preprint Search for gluinos in events with an isolated lepton, jets and missing transverse momentum at \(\sqrt{s} = 13\TeV\) with the ATLAS detector in which gluino pairs were searched in final states with MET, many jets, and a single lepton. There were six signal regions. The last, sixth one, showed a mild but interesting excess. \(2.5\pm 0.7\) events were expected with a muon (thanks, Bill), but eight events were observed. The excess looks intriguing when it's visualized on Figure 6. The plot has two parts: The observed thick red exclusion li... more »

Facing Budget Hole, Oklahoma Moves Towards Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

SEAN MURPHY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Jennifer Parrott, a certified nurse practitioner, does charting at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Emergency Department, in Oklahoma City, Friday, May 13, 2016. Republican leaders in Oklahoma are moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from President Obama's new health care system.] OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole ... more »

Brexit Would Hit The Poor & Vulnerable Hardest Says David Cameron

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
According to David Cameron, the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK would be hit hardest by the economic consequences of leaving the EU. Leaving the union would be a “national error” Cameron wrote in an article for the Daily Mirror newspaper. He said leaving would see prices rise and threaten jobs, in a move that has been seen as an attempt to reach out to Labour voters. The BBC reports: The referendum takes place on 23 June, when voters in the UK will be asked whether they want the country to remain in, or leave, the European Union. With less than six weeks to go before pol... more »

The Mickey Finn

Spike EP at News Spike - 17 hours ago
*"My God, my God, why hast thou foresaken me..?"* 28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. *John 19:28-29* *When he had received the drink, Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."* (John 19:30) For a few seconds, at least, Jesus sucked the posca from the sponge. He didn't drink long enough to slake what must have b... more »

Those 'Brave' Nazis at it Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
A World War Two veteran has died after her sister, also a veteran, was attacked by nationalists. They threw a green dye at her during Victory Day celebrations in a city in central Ukraine. May 9 was the day that people throughout the former Soviet Union celebrated the defeat of Nazi German forces during the WW II invasion of Russia that cost more than 27 million lives. Ironically today the US-NATO, with German forces, are holding war games on Russia's border. See *here* for more on that provocative military exercise.

Chaos in the Democratic Party

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
This video is from the Nevada state Democratic Party convention yesterday. They were deciding on the final delegate count for the national convention - how many delegates would Clinton or Sanders get? (The last 5:30 minutes give the best explanation as to what actually happened.) As far as I can tell the Clinton forces pulled a couple of fast ones and changed the rules midstream and ended up giving Clinton more delegates than she actually earned to the national convention. The Sanders people obviously didn't like the dirty tricks. At some point a fight broke out and the police ... more »

Marc Mayrand on Election Reform and Referendum

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
Elections Canada CEO Marc Mayrand at PROC (Procedures Committee), excerpted : "With a majority government in place, as well as a fixed election date of October 21, 2019, there is an opportunity now to bring the electoral process, currently anchored in the 19th century, in line with contemporary Canadian expectations." On holding a referendum on choosing a new voting system as advocated by the Cons : "*The Referendum Act is outdated. It has not been changed since 1992*, which was the last time we had a national referendum. In that regard,* it is very much out of sync with the Ele... more »

Learning to Be Liked and (Yes) Disliked for the Right Reasons

Ron Corzine at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Praying for Loving our Enemies - 900] One of the major causes of unhappiness is trying to be like everybody else hoping that everybody will like you. There is a myth that says, "In order to be happy I must be accepted and approved by everybody." The... more »

Whatever Israel Does Is Part Of A Plan To Eradicate Palestine

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
The state of Israel was created on the back of the sufferings of Palestinians who were deceived by their Colonial rulers who allowed the Zionist state to take shape. Since its conception Israel has been on a path to eradicate Palestinian Arabs from their historical land and to expand its territory. Every step of the way Israel has acted as the victim instead of the aggressor. It does this to distract from the physical reality of its actions by focusing on the response from its victims, which like most cases of injustice is a sense of outrage and a lashing out. They take the Palestin... more »

Campaign Volunteers? Bob Poe Is Paying His $15/Hour-- An Actual Living Wage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
Florida's newly, court-ordered redistricted 10th district in the Orlando area is so much bluer than it was under the state legislator's gerrymandered boundaries that the Republican incumbent, Daniel Webster, packed his bags and moved to another, redder district. There are 4 Democrats appealing to Democratic primary voters for the nomination but, as they do, the DCCC has intervened on behalf of the least suitable and most conservative of the candidates. Instead, we'd like you to consider the most competent and progressive of the candidates, Bob Poe. Today, though, we want to tell y... more »

The lies told to Norway before they rejected EU membership

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/i-UbT0g9A8c Sound familiar? The REMAIN camp including the institutionally pro EU BBC have nothing but lies and fear.

U.S. Special Forces Have Been In Libya Since 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
An image which the Libyan Air Force has claimed shows US special forces in Libya (Libyan Air Force) *Washington Post*: *U.S. establishes Libyan outposts with eye toward offensive against Islamic State* American Special Operations troops have been stationed at two outposts in eastern and western Libya since late 2015, tasked with lining up local partners in advance of a possible offensive against the Islamic State, U.S. officials said. Two teams totaling fewer than 25 troops are operating from around the cities of Misurata and Benghazi to identify potential ­allies among local arm... more »

Drones Are Flooding The Skies Over Syria And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A female Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighter waits for a drone to land, in Sinjar, March 11, 2015. The drone had flown to check enemy positions near a site which had been hit by two Islamic State car bombs. *VOA:** Military Drones Flood War Skies Over Syria, Iraq* WASHINGTON — When an Iraqi soldier heard a buzzing sound overhead last month in Iraq’s Anbar province, he took aim and shot down what looked like a bird-sized model plane. After studying the device, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said it was a surveillance drone available for purchase on the Internet for less than $1,000 t... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
WSJ analysis of Trump’s assets pegs his 2016 income at about $160 million https://t.co/JnNMbDMCXf — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 15, 2016

After 50 Years Jesus' Baptism Site To Be Cleared Of Mines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN*: *Decades after war, churches near Jesus' baptism site to be cleared of mines* West Bank (CNN)On a sunburnt stretch of desert near the Jordan River, a weather-beaten Romanian Orthodox church waits for its first visitor in 50 years. The gated entrance has long since fallen apart, its marble column leaning toward the morning sun. The path to the church -- if it ever was a path -- is a thick quilt of shrubs and thistles. Despite being long abandoned, the church retains much of its historic beauty. A colorful mural of a scene from the Bible, half-visible above the entrance to ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Thirty-two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters prepare to takeoff and participate in a flyover above Fort Bragg, N.C., 2016, during the final stateside flight of the aircraft, April 15, 2016. DoD photo by Kenneth Kassens *WNU Editor:* The photo gallery for this picture *is here.*

On The Front Lines With Peshmerga Forces Facing The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Many of the peshmerga soldiers are middle aged or older. *Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal*: *With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS* GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. With a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and a curved dagger sheathed in his waist sash, peshmerga Col. Anwar Hassan watches his enemies through binoculars. Has... more »

Unearthly Adventure Comics #252 - The RetConQuest Part 1

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
With a cover-date of March 1958 and on newsstands in January of 1958, Unearthly Adventure Comics #252 continued the tales of the Unwanted (as some of the less welcoming newspapers of Port Henry had come to describe them). As with their first tale it had a high science fiction concept, introducing concepts such as time travel and paradoxes to the title. Based on the adventure of the same name written by Steve Kenson. Some text taken from that adventure. Adapted for the Port Henry Campaign. Cast of Characters - Robert Builder/The Atomizer - Reporter for the Port Henry Times-H... more »

Why Jonathan Merritt is Wrong on Conservative Christians and the Transgender Debate

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: No to Trans Activism - 900] I commend author and blogger Jonathan Merritt for reminding us that whenever we hear the words "homosexual" or "transgender," we are not just talking about issues, we are talking about people -- people created in God's image, yet fallen (like... more »

Mohawk Nation News ''Piggy Bank Democracy'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
PIGGY BANK DEMOCRACY Posted on May 15, 2016 Please post & distribute.  MNN. 15, 2016. A constitution is the will of a free people. The kaia’nere:kowa, the great peace, favors nature. It represents creation’s design for all living things to live in harmony with the natural world. Our title is based on us holding the land for the future unborn generations. They own all the assets and

Islamic State Fighter Pleads To His Captors To Execute Him So That He Could Go To Paradise On Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters search for ISIS militants in Tel Asqof, northern Iraq on May 4, 2016. Reuters *FOX News:* *Antsy ISIS militant orders his own killing so he can get to heaven on time* An Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq last week reportedly begged Kurdish troops to kill him right away because he didn’t want to be late for a 4 p.m. religious ceremony in heaven. Kurdish Peshmerga forces captured the militant after he and 49 others were sent out by ISIS for a suicide bombing attack in the Christian town of Tel Askuf coinciding with an Islamic holy day, according to Th... more »

An Inside Look At The U.S. War Against The Islamic Satte In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*ABC News*:* Defeating ISIS: An Exclusive Look at What's Next for U.S. Troops in Iraq* Major General Gary Volesky, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, has completed three tours of Iraq since 2004, but he says his latest deployment is a very different battle from the rest. “It is a different enemy,” he told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz from al Asad airbase in western Iraq. “This enemy that we are facing today, make no mistake, is out there to attack everyone. We saw it in Paris, we saw it in Brussels, we’ve seen it in California.” The new enemy, of course, is ISIS. Major Genera... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Meets Saudi Arabia's King Salman For Talks On Conflicts In Syria, Libya, Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Kerry meets Saudi king to discuss Syria before Vienna talks* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss the fragile truce in Syria, before broader talks with Russia, Iran and other countries in Vienna on Tuesday. Kerry has said he hopes to strengthen a "cessation of hostilities" agreement between Syrian government forces and rebels, which has been undermined by fighting in some areas, and to increase humanitarian aid deliveries to besieged areas. On Friday, he said the meetings with the king and the Saudi interior a... more »

“The aristocracy of pull”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Any Rand called it “the aristocracy of pull.” PJ O’Rourke points out that when legislation proscribes what is bought and sold, the first things to be bought will be the legislators. This, you should be aware, is modern government: [image: 13151424_10153688307475197_2110543502067367689_n] [Hat tip Peter Longfield. Cartoon by Wiley Miller.] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

The European Union is Anti-European

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Former London Mayor Boris Johnson received headlines around the world for saying “the European Union (EU) wants a superstate, just as Hitler did.” That at least was what one of the headline wirters reports. *The former mayor of London, who is a keen classical scholar, argues that the past 2,000 years of European history have been characterised by repeated attempts to unify Europe under a single government in order to recover the continent’s lost “golden age” under the Romans. “Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically,” he says. “The EU i... more »

Can Trump Save Renee Ellmers From The Far Right?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Renee Ellmers is probably wishing all she had to face this election cycle was last cycle's opponent, gay singling star and *American Idol* fave, Clay Aiken. She beat him 122,128 (59%) to 85,479 (41%). After the district was redrawn by court order it's still safely Republican but now she's in a battle royale with fellow Republicans George Holding (who was redistricted out of a safe seat) and big name teabagger Greg Brannon who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2014 and has major name recognition. The congressional primary was postponed until June 7 because of the new boundaries. The dist... more »

France To Pursue A Middle East Conference On The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict Despite Israel's Objections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:** Israel tells France it’s not interested in multilateral peace talks* JERUSALEM — French officials said Sunday that they will continue to press ahead with plans to host a multilateral Middle East peace conference later this year, despite hearing, in blunt language, that Israel doesn’t really like the idea. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to promote what diplomats are calling the “French Initiative,” a still evolving and admittedly vague diplomatic project that seeks to bring global attention to the ... more »

Security Blunder Results In Fans At United Manchester's Old Trafford Stadium Being Evacuated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*:* Manchester United bomb scare was caused by security blunder after dummy device was left in Old Trafford toilet BY MISTAKE* * Stands at Old Trafford dramatically evacuated after 'code red' alert because of 'incredibly lifelike explosive device' * Mobile phone attached to wiring said to have been discovered in toilets during Manchester United's final-day clash * Match was postponed for 45 minutes but staff later abandoned game altogether, sending away thousands of fans * Police and sniffer dogs deployed to ground, which has capacity for 76,000, and a controlled explosio... more »

Reforming The Pentagon's Promotion System Is Causing A Deep Rift Among Senior Military Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Military Times*: *Inside the Pentagon personnel feud that's roiled the military's most senior leaders* Internal Pentagon drama is strangling Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s signature initiative to make the military’s promotion system function more like a Fortune 500 company, leaving the controversial reform effort unlikely to succeed during the Obama administration's final months. The Defense Department's most senior military and civilian leaders have spent mont... more »

BBC Internal Review: We’re Too Christian, and We Need to Add Islam for Diversity

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: BBC Sign - 900] An internal review by the BBC has declared the news organization is far too Christian and needs to make way for more diverse news programming from an Islamic perspective. The BBC's head of religion and ethics, Aaqil Ahmed, has sent a report to... more »

CIA Played A Role In Nelson Mandela’s 1962 Arrest -Report

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A tip from a CIA agent led to the arrest of Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa in 1962 that resulted in the late leader spending 27-years behind bars. The revelations, made in the Sunday Times newspaper, are based on an interview with ex-CIA agent Donald Rickard shortly before he died. Shanghai Daily reports: The newspaper cited comments said to have been made by Donald Rickard, a former US vice-consul in Durban and CIA operative, to British film director John Irvin. Irvin’s latest film “Mandela’s Gun,” about the months before the anti-apartheid icon’s arrest, is due to be sc... more »

#AFL–top ten this weekend

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Here are the top ten moments from this weekend in the world’s most libertarian sport. You’re welcome. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.


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Weekly Menu No 17

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Let me plan your weekly dinner menu for you! All recipes are tested in our kitchens and are sure to please the pickiest of picky eaters.] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Liz On Call – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Recipe [image: Slow-Cooker-Balsamic-Chicken-Recipe] Monday Ham and Swiss Stromboli [image: Ham-and-Swiss-Stromboli-700x947] Tuesday Green Chili Pork Tacos [image: Pulled-Pork-Tacos.jpg] Wednesday Ham an... more »

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