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Monday, May 2, 2016

2 May - Blogs I'm Following

10:25pm MDST

Surrogacy Is Exploitation — Regulation Will Not Change That

Rachael Wong at The Stream - 1 minute ago
[image: Surrogate, Surrogacy, Pregnancy] From Baby Gammy's Australian parents being cleared of abandoning him in Thailand, to an altruistic surrogacy arrangement in Queensland turned sour, to a Victorian man pleading guilty to sexually abusing his surrogate twins, surrogacy continues to be a hot-button issue... more »

What the Fighting Over Gender Issues Is Really About

Michael Sherrard at The Stream - 46 minutes ago
[image: Jumbled Letters and Thoughts - 900] Do you ever wonder how rational people could think genderless bathrooms are a good idea? Are you confused about what is happening culturally? Does it make any sense to you that corporations are applying political and economic pressure to reform... more »

President Obama Spoof Retirement Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 47 minutes ago
*Daily Mail:** 'I can drink beer at 11.30am and Michelle won’t even know?' President Obama pokes fun at his retirement plans in hilarious spoof video* * Obama played spoof video about his retirement at Correspondents dinner * It showed him wondering what to do when he leaves the White House * He faces difficulty getting a driving license and using Snapchat on a cell * But he is given advice by ex-Speaker John Boehner, who tells him to relax He is set to leave the White House at the end of the year and speculation is mounting about what President Barack Obama will do when he leaves ... more »

The U.S. Tells Pakistan That They Will Have To Pay For The F-16s Themselves

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 47 minutes ago
Pakistani F-16 fighter jets fly past during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood *Reuters*:* U.S. tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16s itself* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of U.S. F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them. The U.S. government said in February it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N, as well as radar... more »

DCCC Blowing The Trump Advantage With Incomprehensible Recruitment In Latino-Rich Districts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 47 minutes ago
Trump has certainly been a catalyst for increased voter registration among Hispanics. A national poll of Hispanic voters indicates that Latino voter participation in November is going to break all records and that, overwhelmingly, it's because of animus towards Trump and the Republican Party. What Pete Wilson did for the California Republican Party in 1994 with his viciously anti-Hispanic Prop 187-- which basically made the GOP uncompetitive in most of California-- is what Trump is doing in congressional districts coast to coast. There are 30 congressional districts currently held... more »

DPP: 2 steps forward, 1.9 steps backward Redux

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
*When you absolutely, positively, have to cross that river.* *Many DPP leaders linked the goal of democratization directly to the issue of Taiwanese identity and the principle of self-determination (Hu and Chu 1992). Because this subethnic cleavage transcended socioeconomic strata, the DPP consider it an effective counterstrategy to the KMT's broadly based socioeconomic development program. It was also an issue that could unite* tangwai *members of different social and economic interests under a common cause.* -- Bruce Dickson Some of the cleavages within the DPP are starting to ap... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
, “An Ocean Apart” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfPONyDT_WQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Where is NASA's rover Curiosity going on Mars? Its geographical goals are on the slopes of Mount Sharp, whose peak is seen in the background on the right. A key scientific goal, however, remains to better assess when and where conditions on Mars were once suitable for life, in particular microbial life. To further this goal, Curiosity was directed to cross the rugged terrain of Nautkluft Plateau, visible in the featured image on the foreground left. *Click image for larger size.* Curiosity is crossing toward smoother uphill sites with rocks containing hematite and sulfates, sites t... more »

"Barbarians..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.” - Isaiah Berlin

Chet Raymo

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Learning”* by Chet Raymo “In the Preface to his lovely book “The Island Within”, about a wilderness island near his home on the coast of Alaska, Rick Nelson writes; "I have recorded my experiences, not as a teacher, certainly not as a thinker, but as a learner who loves his subject as deeply as he loves life itself.” I spent most of my adult life as a "teacher," and I suppose I've done my share of "thinking," but I'd like to think that those activities were means to an end: learning. Certainly, now in retirement I don't consider myself a teacher, and I'd rather ponder someone els... more »

Quote of the Day: How to study history

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
Today’s quote comes from a brilliant new novel just out this week by the author of *The Frankenstein Candidate*. I won’t spoil the story for you, but this astute observation on studying history comes near the climax (and gives you just a taste of the novel’s quality): *“History isn’t an Arts subject. It’s an analytical one. “History, said Aristotle, is less interesting than fiction, because fiction tells you what might be, what could be, while history tells us what was. Was he right? Maybe. “But we can ask why. And asking why makes history interesting. Why d... more »

Jesus the ‘Intolerant Bigot’

Matt Barber at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: jesus, christ, statue, christ crucified, crucifixion] "The Gospel of Christ doesn't care about 'tolerance.' It cares about truth." These words caused me to look up from my Bible Gateway app where I was reading along with selected scriptures. Matt Short, missions pastor at One Community Church in Lynchburg, Virginia,... more »

Michael Bloomberg Denounces Safe Spaces at Michigan, Gets Booed

Blake Neff at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: In this video screengrab, Michael Bloomberg gives the commencement address at the University of Michigan on April 30, 2016.] Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the commencement address at the University of Michigan Saturday morning, winning many cheers, and some boos, when he denounced the creation of "safe spaces" on university campuses. "The most important knowledge that you will leave... more »

Vice News Reports On The Ukraine War (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*VICE News:* *Shell-Shocked: Ukraine’s Trauma* It's been two years since pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine broke away from the rest of the country, triggering a war that has killed more than 9,000 people, displaced a million civilians, and left entire towns and villages in ruins. Ukraine's government was wholly unprepared for the conflict, and its armed forces had been hollowed out by years of mismanagement even before the fighting began. As a result, Kiev has relied on tens of thousands of inexperienced volunteers to fight the brutal civil war. The country's healthcare s... more »

"Tearing Down to Rebuild: Rethinking Complaining"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Tearing Down to Rebuild: Rethinking Complaining"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we spend all of our time complaining, we are in essence in constant destroy mode rather than building mode. We all know someone who has elevated the process of complaining to a high art. Sometimes funny, sometimes exhausting, these people have the ability to find a problem just about anywhere. In its more evolved form, complaining is simply the ability to see what’s not working, in one’s own life or in the external world, and it can be quite useful if followed to its natural conclusion—finding a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Marines Investigating Claim About Men in Iwo Jima Photo

SCOTT McFETRIDGE at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this Feb 23, 1945 file photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. The Marine Corps said Monday, May 2, 2016, that it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture. The Marines announced its inquiry more than a year after Eric Krelle, a toy designer from Omaha, Neb., and Stephen Foley, who works at a building supply comp... more »

The Just Death of bin Laden and the European Left’s Self-Condemnation

David Mills at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: The news ticker announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011 in New York City. Bin Laden has been killed near Islamabad, Pakistan almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and his body is in possession of the United States.] I'd forgotten I'd written anything about the killing till I saw an item on Facebook posted by the friend I had described in the article. My friend wrote "5 years ago tonight ... Justice” above a picture of New York... more »

Vermont Family to Keep Wood Duck After State Issues Permit

WILSON RING at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Kimberlee Stevens, of Middlesex, Vt., kisses Peep, a 3-year-old wood duck, at her home Monday, May 2, 2016. Stevens' dog found Peep when it was a chick and brought it home. Vermont wildlife officials tried to take Peep away from Stevens, but the state relented after a public outcry. Last week the state issued the family a permit to keep the duck.] MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) -- State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick. Earlier this year, a game warden... more »

Mysterious Bitcoin Founder Revealed. 5 Things Small Government Conservatives Should Know

Joe Carter at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Bitcoins] "Satoshi is dead." With those words, the mystery behind who created Bitcoin came to an end. Or maybe it didn't. Today Craig Steven Wright, a computer scientist with a doctorate in theology from Queensland, Australia, claimed to be the inventor of... more »

Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Early Morning Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging Group urges Forest Service to support Karuk Alternative to the Westside Project CONTACT: Kerul Dyer, kerul.dyer@gmail.com HD video and photos available for use at: Youtube: https://youtu.be/zwr_F4-cW6E Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/PhuuuWQeF8FPm89Q8 Please credit photo and video to Stop Westside Coalition SEIAD VALLEY,

Rising East - West Tensions In The Baltics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*RT:* *NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia - report* NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States. “The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by th... more »

What Would A Trumpist Foreign Policy Be Like? No One Really Knows... But There Are Some Unfortunate Clues

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Trump keeps going on TV and claiming that foreign policy experts have given his maiden foreign policy speech high grades. As with most of what Trump says, that isn't true. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Trump is a guy who doesn't understand the difference between a business negotiation and a negotiation with sovereign powers (watch the video of him up top on ABC's *This Week* yesterday. "One of the things that worries me," said Gates, "is that he doesn't appear to listen to people. He believes he has all the answers. That he's the smartest man in the room. I've worked ... more »

Study: Biggest Church Attendance Is in Asia and Africa — Not the U.S.

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Yoido_Full_Gospel_Church_2 - 900] Churches with the largest weekly attendance are located in Asia and Africa, a recent Leadership Network study shows. The study was led by Dr. Warren Bird, who’s been researching megachurches since 1991. Bird found that the biggest church attendance -- not... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Looking Rather Steamy

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
Fukushima is looking steam this morning: I don't know if the ice wall has anything to do with the level of steam visible but I did observe a DECREASE of the steam that coincided with the activation of the ice wall, as illustrated by my post from April 7, 2016: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/visible-fukushima-emissions-down.html The visible level of steam has been building back up recently. Is it because of leaks in the ice wall? I don't know.... Fukushima plant’s ice wall not watertight, says architect THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 28, 2016 at 18:45 JST http://www.asahi... more »

Leicester must be everyone’s new second team

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I don’t follow the no-hands game at all, but this story of one of sport’s greatest all-time upsets almost transcends sport: the story of one of soccer’s greatest-ever underdog clubs knocked off some of the highest-paid teams in the highest-paid league in the world – not just over one weekend, but 38! *The Guardian *calls it “The feel good sports story of the millennium.” They could be right. A team from nowhere who started the season as 5000 to 1 outsiders –whose preferred starting line-up this season cost an estimated £22m, more than 10 times cheaper than Manchester City's sta... more »

Sonic Booms Heard Across North England As RAF Scramble Fighter Jets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The loud bangs that were heard in the north of England on Monday evening were sonic booms from Typhoon jets scrambled to identify “an unresponsive civilian aircraft”, the RAF has said. Newcastle Airport confirmed that RAF aircraft escorted a flight operated with an Air France flight code, into the airport earlier this evening: “We can confirm flight AFR1558 from Paris, Charles De Gaulle was escorted into Newcastle Airport by RAF aircraft having lost communication with Air Traffic Control. The aircraft landed safely at 22:23” The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the explosive noises we... more »

The UN makes Taiwan Disappear Again

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
The UN *sigh*. The UN World Tourism Organization created this graphic, which was duly sent around by China Power at CSIS. Based on 2014 data, it is totally wrong -- the number 1 destination for Chinese tourists isn't even shown on this map, because in 2014 it was Taiwan, as J Michael Cole pointed out on Facebook. Somebody at CSIS should have noticed... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

How much does a retracted result pollute the field?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 4 hours ago
When a paper is retracted, how many other papers in the same field — which either cite the finding or cite other papers that do — are affected? That’s the question examined by a study published in BioMed Central’s new journal, Research Integrity and Peer Review. Using the case of a paper retracted from Nature in 2014, the authors […] The post How much does a retracted result pollute the field? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Venezuela Heading To The Brink Of Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Miami Herald:** Venezuela nearing total “collapse”* * A top International Monetary Fund economist says Venezuela could reach “total economic collapse” in 12-18 months * Judging from similar cases in Latin America, it’s hard to see how President Nicolas Maduro can finish his term in 2019 * Democracies in the region should collectively press Maduro to respect democratic rules, and avoid a military coup. A recent International Monetary Fund report that Venezuela will reach a 720 percent inflation rate this year — the highest in the world — has drawn a lot of media attention, but what... more »

Bill Bonner, "At The Ranch: “Our Left Arm Was Covered With Bruises and Blood”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Our Left Arm Was Covered With Bruises and Blood”* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – “What happened to you?” Elizabeth noticed that our left arm was covered with bruises and blood. “I don’t know. It could have come from working with the cows… or from when I rode the horse into quicksand.” By the time you read this, later today, we’ll be on our way back to civilization, or at least to France. We drive back to Salta… fly to Buenos Aires… and then to Paris. This year, we could only spend a few short weeks at the ranch. Our visit was squeezed in between various obligations – wedding... more »

"We Must Marvel..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"In our society, confidence leads to knowledge- which leads to power- which leads to pride- which leads to a fear of seeming ignorant- which constricts learning like an iron vise. We must understand that confidence is a blessing, for it is the embodiment of self-love, and through it we find the fuel for innovation and progress. We must realize that ignorance is merely the opportunity to learn more. And lastly, we must marvel rather than groan at the fact that there will always be more to learn... Only then will we be free of the intellectual prisons we have so readily caged ourselve... more »

Capitalism versus the Philosophers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Philosopher Stephen Hicks discusses how philosophers confront, or avoid, the issue of economic freedom. Stephen Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, Illinois, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Hicks is the author of *Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault*, which argues that postmodernism is best understood as a rhetorical strategy of far-left intellectuals and academics in response to the failure of socialism and communism. French intellectual entrepreneur G... more »

Putin Makes Sudden Law Enforcement Change

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin has carried out a major reshuffling of Russia’s law enforcement to grasp a stronger hold on power, according to a Financial Times report. In the sudden reshuffle, Putin dismissed eight senior law enforcement officials and promoted twelve others who are viewed as Putin loyalists Business Insider UK reports: The reshuffle was first announced on the presidential website on Saturday as an official decree. Among those promoted in the reshuffle, the FT notes, are Alexei Kudrin, who has been a longtime Putin confidant, as well as Igor Krasnov, an investigator into t... more »

Kiwi Freediver Breaks Own World Record

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
British born New Zealander William Trubridge has broken his own world record for diving to a depth of 400 feet in the Bahamas. The amazing feat was achieved in four minutes and 24 seconds with just a minor hiccup. A tag came loose on the athletes leg during ascent causing him minor concern and increased heart rate. The Daily Mail reports: William Trubridge, 35, achieved his 16th world record break at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, despite encountering problems on his way back to the surface. During his descent the diver managed to reach his target in two minutes and 15 seconds bu...more »

The Science isn't settled!

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
Note the lack of correlation between temperature and CO2In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to... more »

Left-Wing Psychiatrist Refutes Common Claim That Our Prisons are Stuffed With Harmless Pot Smokers

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Smoking Pot Marijuana - 900] Are masses of harmless Americans being locked up for simple drug possession, even just marijuana possession? This is a favorite talking point of many liberals pushing for sentencing reform, and even of libertarian Republicans such as Rand Paul. I have... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Osama bin Laden, left, with al-Qaeda's new leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in 2001. Bin Laden's death in 2011 was a symbolic defeat for the group, but it has continued to expand and strike allegiances with jihadist groups around the world. (Reuters) *Lucas Powers, CBC News*: *Al-Qaeda still 'very dangerous' 5 years after Osama bin Laden's death* *Extremist group is likely to outlast its rival ISIS, experts on terror groups say* Five years ago today, elite U.S. special forces soldiers raided a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and ended history's most intense manhunt. The death... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 2 , 2016 ) Overview For Monday ( 1. Markets - Yen / Nikkei Correlation Chart , Japan's Abe Sends Up Flare For Help To G-7 On "Flexible Budget Rules " . 2. S&P 500 Charts { S&P Sales Growth YoY & S&P Operating Earnings YoY. } 3. Draghi Explains NIRP Consequences to German Savers. 4. Spain - Journalist / Media Strikes , Political State Of Play. 5. Refugee Crisis / Economic Migration / Border Security - Items For Monday. 6. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets....... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 38m 38 minutes ago When you put all of your eggs into debasing your currency, you better make sure it keeps going down. $JPY $NIKK *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago ABE: G-7 MUST HELP WORLD ECONOMY WITH `FLEXIBLE' BUDGET RULES. Japan won't do anything without G-7/20 preapproval first *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 11h 11 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Pedro da Costa There's a sense of anxiety spreading in the public about the fact the BOJ is implementing these abnormal policies," fred walton ad... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "5 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: Fiorina Terrifies Children Nationwide"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"5 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: * *Fiorina Terrifies Children Nationwide"* Glenn Beck's Cheeto faceplant was not to be missed. By Janet Allon "The week was overflowing with right-wing idiocy mixed with a generous dollop of buffoonery. As Trump’s inevitability grew stronger, he launched his sexist Hillary-bashing campaign in earnest. He also very presidentially described John Kasich’s eating habits as “disgusting,” one of his favorite adjectives, and one we can expect him to employ frequently about Clinton if, say, she has the audacity to eat or have a body. Then there was Carl... more »

May 2: Double-talk in the news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
Elie Wiesel's story of his early childhood in the Buchenwald death camp, of how the people around him, including his own family, were starved, brutalized and murdered is the most moving book I have ever read. It's called "Night". The New York Times called it a 'terrifying book'. It's actually somehing even worse than that. That's why the story below, from "Haaretz" came as a shock to me. Unfortunately, the story doesn't tell us nearly enough to get the meaning of all this. One of the most terrible parts is Wiesel's reference to countries that knew what was happening to Jews long be... more »

Earth Like Planets Discovered Near Dwarf Star

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Astronomers have discovered three Earth-like planets orbiting in the “habitable zone” of a small and faint dwarf star, 40 light-years from Earth. Sputnik reports: Three exoplanets resembling Earth have been discovered orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star dubbed TRAPPIST-1, an international group of astronomers said in the interdisciplinary scientific journal Nature on Monday. We may have discovered the best place to search for life beyond the Solar System!#megascience #TRAPPIST #LaSilla https://t.co/Fzqyy0ecrl — ESO (@ESO) May 2, 2016 “We report observations of three short-period Eart... more »

Clinton Heads to Coal Country After Promising to Put Miners Out of Work

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to steelworkers in Ashland, Ky., on Monday, May 2, 2016.] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heads to coal country Monday to begin a two-day tour of the region just weeks after promising to "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." Clinton will travel through Kentucky, West... more »

China Detains & Harasses Parents Protesting Tainted Vaccines

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Angry Chinese parents who congregated at Beijing’s National Health and Family Planning Commission to protest a vaccine scandal that emerged in March, have complained of intimidation and arbitrary arrest by security officials. The citizens of China have demanded answers after an illegal vaccine ring was discovered by the government in April 2015, which had been operating since 2011 and had distributed $88 million worth of dangerous vaccines to the public. Dozens of parents whose children were harmed by the tainted or improperly stored vaccines have filed lawsuits in Beijing as protes... more »

Antisemitism, Facebook and the BBC

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
I must be getting old. Whenever I see Chris Cook on Newsnight I immediately think: why is that little boy pretending to be a reporter? People used to say the same thing about policemen - that they seem to be getting younger. Funny, you don’t hear that these days. (I suppose it’s because you hardly ever see policemen, except on T.V., when they’re either actors or middle aged men reading out statements following some kind of corruption scandal) I digress. It was interesting to see that Chris Cook has uploaded the full version of his interview with Howard Jacobson onto Facebook. (We sa... more »

For Accelerationism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
What does radical politics in the 21st century look like? The internet has projected onto a wider canvass a rerun of America's culture wars. Partying hard since the late 1980s, postmodern self-theorised subject positions face off against self-theorised subject positions in battles for recognition and cultural space *vis a vis* each other rather than those who hold economic and political power. Related to this is the resurgence of a radically-tinged liberal feminism, a movement so varied and inchoate that prominent activists can challenge sexism and male violence one day, and colle... more »

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*AFP*: *US launches bid to save Syria truce* Geneva (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country's second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was premature to promise success. The top US diplomat gave some of his most downbeat comments yet after meeting the United Nations ...more »

Zodiac Killer: "I am Most Definitely Not Ted Cruz"

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
The mysterious Zodiac Killer who terrorized northern California in the late 60's to early 70's finally broke a more than four decades-long silence by proclaiming on social media that, "I am most definitely not Ted Cruz." The as yet captured serial killer took to his social media accounts to fiercely denounce the internet meme that the junior Senator from Texas and Donald Trump's chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination and the Zodiac are one because, he claims "it tarnishes the legacy of the Zodiac." Zodiac, who always begins his rants with, "This is the ... more »

Watch: Ted Cruz Confronts Trump Supporter

Fox Business at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz with trump Supporters - 900]

Lakota Youth Battles Dirty Coal in Australia

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
U.S. Indigenous Youth travels to Australia to Call Attention to Climate Justice Joseph White Eyes, Cheyenne River Lakota By Indigenous Environmental Network Censored News SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia’s first Indigenous youth led climate network, SEED, hosted the 'Protect Country' Climate Justice Summit in Sydney April 29 -- May 2, 2016. This summit culminated in an

What’s Up With WhatsApp In Brazil? Judge Orders Outage

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
WhatsApp has been blocked across Brazil for three days. A judge has ordered the Facebook-owned chat service to be suspended from the internet after the popular messaging app refused to hand over encrypted data to the Brazilian government. CNET reports: This isn’t the first time WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion, has clashed with authorities in Brazil. In December, a judge ordered the shutdown of WhatsApp from the country for two days after not complying with a criminal investigation, but the ruling was overturned the next day. In March, a Facebook executive was ...more »

Review of Jay Mathews' "Work Hard, Be Nice"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
An earlier post linking my review to Jay Mathews' tribute to KIPP got lost in the ether somehow. So here is the link to "The KULT of KIPP: An Essay Reiew" published at *Education Review* in 2009.

Turkey To Be Given Visa-Free Travel To Europe (Plus Ukraine, Kosovo, And Georgia)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A Turkish Gendarme officer detains a man believed to be a smuggler as Syrian refugees who are prevented from sailing off for the Greek island of Lesbos by dinghies wait in the background near a beach in the western Turkish coastal town of Dikili, Turkey, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *The Telegraph*: *75 million Turks on course for visa-free travel in EU, despite not meeting key targets in refugee swap deal* Turkey is on course to be handed visa-free travel to the European Union for its 75 million citizens, despite not meeting a series of key targets. On Wednesday the European... more »

How Democrats Got To Where They Are Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
In her cautiously sympathetic review of Thomas Frank's hot new book, Listen Liberal-- What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People, Yale History Professor Beverly Gage wrote that his "most famous book, *What’s the Matter With Kansas?* (2004), argued that Republicans had duped the white working class by pounding the table on social issues while delivering tax cuts for the rich." In the new, it's the Democratic Party elites who have duped the working class-- white, black, brown and whomever. Liberals may be experiencing mixed emotions these days. The prospect of a Trump presidenc... more »

Original sin watch: Sanders supporter complains to Josh!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016Those People are dumb, genius says:* Josh Marshall has posted an email from a Sanders supporter who feels the game has been rigged against Sanders. This is his or her first example: EMAILER (5/2/16): I know you’re not in love with Hillary, I’ve read your site daily since you started and I know you have deep reservations about Hilary, so I’m not coming from a place of saying you’re in the tank for her. But I do think you ignore some huge factors. One is the degree to which all those super delegates picking Hillary early on and thereby making her the front runner... more »

Donald Trump Accuses China Of Trade 'Rape'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *Donald Trump Says China Must Not Be Allowed To ‘Rape’ The US* Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday likened America’s trade deficit with China to "rape," accusing the Asian nation of “the greatest theft in the history of the world.” Trump, who is currently leading the GOP nomination race by a wide margin, was speaking at a rally in Indiana ahead of the state’s critical, and potentially decisive, primary later this week. “We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing,” Trump said. “We're going to turn it around... more »

The Americans Are Coming! The Americans Are Coming!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN*: *Historic U.S. cruise docks in Havana* Havana (CNN)The first cruise in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba docked in Havana Monday. The Adonia's arrival in Havana marks the first stop on a historic, seven-day voyage that signals closer ties between the United States and its communist-run neighbor. The boat set sail from Miami on Sunday as salsa music played and protesters picketed nearby. Standing beside Cuban and American flags, the cruise manager touted the journey as "the beginning of a new era." *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Here is an easy prediction .... more »

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: US Is Main Enemy, ‘Zionist Regime’ A Close Second

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, August 30, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Hamid Forootan/ISNA *Times of Israel*: *Khamenei: US is main enemy, ‘Zionist regime’ a close second* *In meeting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad chief, Iranian supreme leader says ‘defending Palestine’ is ‘defending Islam’* Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday that the United States is the Middle East’s main enemy, with the “Zionist regime” a close second. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Sunday with the head of P... more »

Islamic State Attacks Are Increasing As They Lose Territory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
BBC *Reuters*: *Islamic State boosts attacks in response to territorial losses: IHS* Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm IHS said on Sunday. There were 891 attacks during the first quarter of 2016 in neighbors Iraq and Syria, more than in any three-month period since the militants' sweeping advance in mid-2014, IHS said in a new report. Those attacks killed 2,150 people, a 44 percent rise over the previous three months and the highest quarterly toll in ne... more »

Can Moqtada al-Sadr Take Down Iraq’s Government?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Khalid Al Mousily/Reuters *Michael Weiss and Abdulla Hawez, Daily Beast*: *How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq’s Government* Supporters of the powerful Shia cleric stormed Baghdad’s parliament, leaving legislators quivering in the basement and Iraq on the edge of political chaos. BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Hussain Jassim refused to leave the Green Zone, once considered the impenetrable citadel at the heart of Baghdad, until his leader Muqtada al-Sadr ordered him to do so. “We have entered parliament and we have broken it’s prestige in front of people because they are thieves, they dese... more »

The Flying Edsel

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
Lately, Michael Harris has turned his sights on military equipment -- its sale and purchase. When it comes to those Saudi armored vehicles, he says, there's a skunk in the woodpile. And a familiar stench is beginning to arise -- again -- over the F-35. Over at the Ministry of Defense, the word is that the purchase of the F-35 is still under consideration -- despite Justin Trudeau's promise that it was dead. Harris writes: This is an issue in which Justin Trudeau either earns his wings as a new type of politician, or he ditches in the same sea of double-talk that swallowed up his ... more »

Nationally Ranked School Counters Complaint of Transgender Discrimination

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Elementary Classroom, Teacher, Teaching, Students, Education] A nationally recognized charter school in Minnesota is fighting a complaint filed by the parents of a transgender kindergartner who allege the school enabled discrimination against their child. Nova Classical Academy administrators said they will deny the allegations, filed last... more »

‘Thank You for Your Service': How One Organization Is Looking Out for Military Kids

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Our Military Kids] Every Saturday, Jihee Ewart's three sons, Logan, Scott and Ryan fight for a spot in front of the computer in their Leesburg, Va., home, where they patch through a connection on Skype. Half a world away on a military base... more »

International Planned Parenthood Working Hand in Hand with the Coercive Population Control Machine in China

Reggie Littlejohn at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: China press conference - 900] A National Protest of Planned Parenthood was held Saturday, April 23. Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, spoke at the protest site in Concord, Calif., She detailed her conviction that, posturing as a champion of "choice" in the US, International Planned Parenthood's... more »

Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Denounce Hamas & Hezbollah

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The British Labour Party leader has rejected calls to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah while vowing to continue talking to the two groups. Jeremy Corbyn refused to denounce the groups in the wake of calls from Jewish leaders, the Israeli Ambassador and members of his own party to distance himself from those with anti-Semitic views. A statement from Corbyn’s spokesperson said he would continue to engage such groups, denying that doing so was tantamount to an endorsement. Press TV reports: On Monday, Israel’s opposition leader Tzipi Livni said that Britain should condemn “anti-Semitism fo... more »

Dresser Planter and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities for Toddlers

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 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 »

Weekly Dinner Menu #15

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 8 hours ago
Don't know what to fix this week? We have you covered with 7 great dinners and a dessert! [image: Weekly Menu Dinner Plan] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Hostess Image] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Liz On Call – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables [image: Beef-Stir-Fry-650x434] Monday Meatball Soup [image: Meatball-Soup-3] Tuesday Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese [image: buffalo-chicken-mac-and-cheese-1-500x1228] Wednesday Chicken Parmesan [image: Bertolli-Chicken-Parmes... more »

Labour’s Bank Holiday Timeline per Guido Fawkes - What connects these three?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Labour councillor Ilyas Aziz Labour councillor Salim Mulla Labour councillor Shah Hussain More details here http://order-order.com/2016/05/02/hat-trick-of-hate-labours-bank-holiday-timeline/ and links. Now if only I could work out what factors link these three... Labour Party members, yes. Labour Party councillors yes. But I think there's another common factor that I just can't put my finger on.

The might of the pen

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
May I recommend a recent article on Gatestone by Richard Kemp and Jasper Reid. Why? Because it covers all the bases, from A (for antisemitism) to Z (for Zionism.) It’s a must-read. Here are two excerpts that have particular resonance for this blog. Recognizing their collective inability to eliminate Jews from their historic homeland by force, the Arabs have waged a pernicious and all-pervading propaganda war to demonize the Jewish State. Their lies have included the blatant falsehoods that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are illegal under international law; that the Isra... more »

Was Prince Killed by the Illuminati for His Message of Love and Peace?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The ‘facts’ surrounding Prince Roger Nelson’s death are astonishing.

Pt 2 Iraq's Maidan Spring- Order out of Chaos/ Washington Must Decide!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
There will be a 3rd part. I'm trying to keep these to readable lengths :) *Very briefly reiterating:* The protests that occurred in Iraq a couple of days ago, we’re NOT new protests. Nor was this the first time the protests had taken place in and around the Green Zone. Protests have been taking place since at least March of 2016.* So, why did the war mongering media decide to report on these repeating protests, at this specific time?* *1.The US and company need the cover of chaos to create the new order2.The illusion of a central government in a unified Iraq is no longer necess... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

The Economy: "Very Big Correction for All Markets Coming- Alasdair Macleod"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Very Big Correction for All Markets Coming- Alasdair Macleod"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial expert Alasdair Macleod says the most important economic news concerns the U.S. dollar. Macleod explains, “I think the most important point is actually the dollar has turned. The panic move into the dollar by miners and producers of raw material was driving the dollar up. That has now ceased. China has now started buying those raw materials, base metals, oil and so on and so forth. So, the result is the commodity crisis is over. That, actually, is the biggest driver of the dol... more »

Christians' Hour

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
...with Giles Fraser If you've not read it yet, there's a thought-provoking piece by Theo Hobson at the *Spectator *making the case against the BBC that the corporation's heavy (left-liberal) secular bias makes it consign Christian voices "to the margins". The BBC, Theo argues, gives us evangelical feminism (*Woman's Hour*) and evangelical science (*The Infinite Monkey Cage*) - plus plenty of evangelical arts programmes too - but goes all 'anxious' and 'nervous' when dealing with religion. He wants the BBC to balance *Woman's Hour *(an hour for feminists) with, maybe, a *Christi... more »

Country Stars Plan to Continue Playing in North Carolina

NICOLE EVATT at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line pose with their award for group/duo in the press room at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at the Forum on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif.] INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians’ boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but... more »

Invention watch: Dowd spreads Trump's invented fake fact!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016The way elections are lost:* Yesterday, Maureen Dowd affirmed Donald Trump's invented fact. She did so in a column which appeared on the front page of the New York Times' Sunday Review. It was a very high-profile piece. This was part of her column: DOWD (5/1/16): The prime example of commander-in-chief judgment Trump offers is *the fact that, like Obama, he thought the invasion of Iraq was a stupid idea.* [...] You can actually envision a foreign policy debate between Trump and Clinton that sounds oddly like the one Obama and Clinton had in 2008, with Trump ... more »

Dreams, Timelines and Parallel Worlds

WTStaff at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Virtually one third of our lives are spent in the sleeping state.

CawRANT Events #23

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #23* It's another gorgeous sunny day on the West Coast. Only a few, occasional chemtrails criss-cross the sky. Yesterday was perfect for pulling the boat out of the water and giving it a thorough cleaning and hull painting. Back into the water today with a new prop. Should be out in the garden but blog duty calls...so time for a *RANT!* *Canadian News Update* I like to start with Canadian News first. There's an update *on the CN Railway Fire near Mayerthorpe, Alberta that I reported on last week. *The son of a former mayor of Mayerthorpe...who worked part time... more »

Ecologists pull paper on how climate change affects moths after model mixup

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Ecologists have retracted a paper published only months ago in Science Advances, after realizing that they had misinterpreted a climate model. The October paper examined the effects of climate change on populations of 155 species of British moths and butterflies. According to a press release from the authors’ institution, the University of York: Using data collected […] The post Ecologists pull paper on how climate change affects moths after model mixup appeared first on Retraction Watch.

NATO Starts Joint Military Drills With Estonia, Near Russian Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
NATO states are sending around 1,500 troops to participate in Estonia’s largest military drills which have been dubbed Spring Storm. Approximately 6,000 servicemen in total will be playing war games right on Russia’s doorstep despite Moscow’s repeated warnings of provocation. Russia Today reports: The country’s largest training exercise this year, comprising approximately 6,000 military personnel, including 1,500 allied soldiers, will run from May 2 to May 20, Estonian military said in a statement. The maneuvers are set to take place in Tartu, Võru and Põlva counties in Southeast Es...more »

The Oil Crises Of The 1970s

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Oil companies and other fossil fuel producers have been coming under increasing attack recently, whether subpoenas from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, or stranded asset threats from Mark Carney. They all have the same purpose, to discourage companies from investing further in developing oil resources and wind down […]

Iranian General: ISIS Is Fake, Designed To Smear Islam

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that the U.S. is using ISIS to tarnish the image of Islam. Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami believes that the U.S. led coalition against the Islamic State is completely fake. The Daily Caller reports: Salami said at a ceremony in Tehran the existence of ISIS is nothing more than a U.S. attempt to tarnish the reputation of Islam, which the West deems necessary because its own population is converting to Islam en masse, reports FARS News, an Iranian news agency with ties to the government. Salami noted in Br... more »

ASD Information Not on Basecamp Radar

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
‪Schools Matter: *ASD* Crosses Halfway Mark to Certain Failure ‪Dec 8, 2015 *...* Vanderbilt Peabody has just released a research paper that examines the awful performance of *ASD* schools in Memphis, Nashville, and ... ‪www.schoolsmatter.info ‪Schools Matter: *ASD* Schools Still at Rock Bottom ‪Apr 5, 2016 *...* Of the 11 Memphis schools that have been in the *ASD* the longest, all 11 are still in the bottom 10 percent — including three in the bottom 1 ... ‪www.schoolsmatter.info ‪Schools Matter: Memphis Schools Matter: Details on *ASD's* Rigged *...* ‪Jan 5, 2016 *...* Memphis ... more »

Cruz Fights for Indiana as Trump Eyes Knockout

THOMAS BEAUMONT & Steve Peoples at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Cruz rally - 900] OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) -- Ted Cruz’s conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP’s primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as... more »

Court Takes Child From Mother After She Mentions Chemtrails At School

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A Boulder, Colorado judge has removed a child from her mother’s care because the mother believes chemtrails are being sprayed into the atmosphere, court documents reveal. Boulder Judge D.D. Mallard told Becca Vandb that ‘99% of people would know those are just contrails,’ and said that she is ‘so immersed in a fringe subculture’ that ‘she is a danger to her daughter.’ ‘I can now only see my daughter with a social security worker standing over me taking notes, and the judge said this was so that if I mention chemtrails they would put a stop to that.’ Becca pointed out that there have... more »

The Nortorious Bettie Page

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
The Nortorious Bettie Page movie Bettie Page and Tempest Storm in Teaserama

Now thats a Jet Engine

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
[image: screen_shot_2016 04 28_at_11.00.52_am_1024] Its diameter is bigger than a 737 airplane. Engines are racing ahead but the planes seem to remain the same. Death to the tube!

Politico: Less than 1% of the Hillary Victory Fund Benefited State Parties

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Cenk Uygur explains what everyone knows but no one like Chris Cuomo can say out loud. "Of course she's corrupt. They're all corrupt because the system is corrupt." (Note: Cenk is way too kind to Cuomo in this clip, who's not that dumb. He's just well paid to appear so.) * *by Gaius Publius* According to Politico, of the $60 million raised by and for the Hillary Victory Fund, a PAC jointly controlled by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, less than 1% of the money raised ended up benefiting state Democratic parties. Why does this matter? Because Clinton has been touting fr... more »

Unearthly Adventure Comics #251 - Red Knight Over Port Henry

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 11 hours ago
With a cover-date of February 1958 and on newsstands in December of 1957, Unearthly Adventure Comics #251 is regarded as that title's first Silver Age entry. Generally considered to have been written in reaction to the recent Sputnik space launch, it featured exciting new characters such as a robot space probe and an atomic man. As a reminder to the mystical tales it was best known for in the 30s and 40s it also featured a mystical sorceress and an immortal descendant of Greek Titans. Cast of Characters - Robert Builder/The Atomizer - Reporter for the Port Henry Times-H... more »

Three Labour Party councillors suspended today, so far, but there's clearly no problem with antisemitism in the Labour Party

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Guido Fawkes http://order-order.com/ has now reported on three Labour Party councillors being suspended today. If one UKIP councillor is suspended for making a racist remark against Muslims then the BBC is casting aspersions that UKIP is institutionally racist. Three Labour Party councillors suspended for making what most would see as antisemitic remarks and the BBC are desperately trying to hold the line that these are isolated incidents and that the Labour Party doesn't have a antisemitism problem. There are local elections on Thursday the BBC will keep this matter as quiet a... more »

BBC (not) Trending

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
As pointed out in the comments section of another post, another intriguing editorial choice made by the BBC is to ignore the very widely-reported story about Ntokozo Qwabe, the man who began the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, gloating about doing "something so black and wonderful" and making a white waitress cry (which, I'm guessing, most reasonable people would agree is as clear a case of racist bullying as you could dread to hear). I first read about it at the *Spectator. *but the *Times, *the* Daily Mirror, *the* Independent *(twice)*, *the* Daily Mail*,* Metro, *the *Daily Expres... more »

More on the so-called shortage of computer science grads: Hal Salzman

skrashen at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
A petition to the US Congress, signed by Zuckerberg, Gates and others, for more computer science education is based on their claim of a huge shortage of computer science grads, which I have contested ( http://skrashen.blogspot.com/2016/05/are-there-really-500000-computer-jobs.html ) Hal Salzman (Rutgers University) sent me his conclusion, from his statement from his testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 25 February 2016 at the hearing on "The Impact of High-Skilled Immigration on U.S. Workers." http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3474CXX "Current g... more »

Baghdad Protesters Leave Green Zone But Vow To Keep Up Pressure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Iraq Protesters Leave Baghdad Green Zone on Cleric’s Order* BAGHDAD — After a day of sleeping, praying and even swimming in the Green Zone, the government citadel historically off limits to ordinary Iraqis, protesters began leaving Sunday evening on orders from the man who had sent them: Moktada al-Sadr, the influential Shiite cleric. In a statement issued from the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq, Mr. Sadr directed his followers to leave the Green Zone in an orderly fashion, to chant for Iraq and not a sect, and to help clean the space they had occupied. A... more »

Bernie Sanders To Fight On Till Convention

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders has made it clear that the fight for the nomination ain’t over till it’s over at the Democratic National Convention in July. Bernie Sanders was leading the race in delegates till the last Super Tuesday votes, when the lead went to Hillary Clinton. Up until that point Hillary was leading in total delegates if you count in the super delegates, something the biased media had been doing to falsely present the contest as over and Hillary the presumptive nominee. Besides all the shenanigans by the media and some voting irregularities ... more »

Mohawk Nation News: RED-X. SIX NATIONS SAGEOCITY

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
RED-X. SIX NATIONS SAGEOSITY Posted on May 2, 2016 Mohawk Nation News  MNN. May 2, 2016. The Mad Bear Women of the East sent Red-X from the 5th dimension to Osweken to help resolve some mysteries there. He arrived from the west where the sun never sleeps on his silver eagle and landed on the roof of the GREAT Building above HDI.Using rotino’shonni diplomacy, he asked “What’s this otah

El Nino Update

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Just a brief El Nino update. El Nino conditions have continued to weaken during April, with negative SSTs appearing in the East Pacific. Below the surface as well cold water is taking over. Most models are now predicting transition to neutral conditions by June, […]

Images From the Orthodox Easter

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken with long time exposure, Orthodox believers walk with candles during Easter midnight mass at a church in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 1, 2016.] Orthodox Easter was celebrated Sunday from Russia to Iraq, Macedonia to Manhattan. Sadly, the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection was marred in New York by a fire which destroyed the historic Serbia Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, only hours after the completion... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks To Extend Syrian Truce To Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times: **Talks Seek to Extend Fragile Syrian Truce to Northern City of Aleppo* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that negotiations were underway to extend a fragile cease-fire agreement in Syria to the embattled northern city of Aleppo, which has been nearly torn apart by a surge of violence in recent weeks. Mr. Kerry was in Geneva to meet with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem of Syria; Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia; the United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura; and other officials. “We’re getting closer ... more »

Virginia GOP Lawmakers to Sue Over Felons’ Voting Rights

Alanna Durkin Richer at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 23: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at a rally in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on Friday October 23, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans said that they have hired an...more »

Macchiarini did not obtain necessary ethics approvals, says Swedish Research Council

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini did not apply for the necessary ethics approval to perform the pioneering transplants he’s known for, according to the Swedish Research Council. Chief Legal Counsel Anna Hörnlund, who wrote a letter in this week’s The Lancet, says Macchiarini’s work needed to obtain ethical approval from one of six regional ethical review boards, as required by […] The post Macchiarini did not obtain necessary ethics approvals, says Swedish Research Council appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Growing List Of Celebrities Speaking Out About Chemtrails/Geoengineering

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Cassius Kamarampi* - Celebrities are using their notoriety to speak out about chemtrails.

Man Claiming To Be Bitcoin Inventor Steps Out Of The Shadows

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The true Satoshi Nakamoto has briefly stepped out of the shadows taking credit for Bitcoin before quickly retreating back into it. The creator of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has revealed himself to the world. Australian Craig Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous inventor of Bitcoin. The digital asset has unique properties that can revolutionize barter in the modern age of the internet and global trade. It comes with security features, decentralized control and a ledger system that should make unaccountability redundant. The latter is called the Block Chain, that has p... more »

Japan a dead nation walking

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
The horror the horror.

Visa free travel for Turkies

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
The Kurdish population of Turkey can now arrive at any Euro border and claim refugee status. Its insane.

This is how lefty libtards act...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*they just can't help themselves.* Foul, vile, and disgusting. *First up:* From Youtube: Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign and allied groups encourage and often pay for these kinds of so-called "protests." Note they are holding signs that say, "No Hate," while they shriek, "F--- Trump," in addition to a sign that says, "F--- You Puto." "Puto" means "f-ggot whore" in Spanish. Also notice the Mexican flag-waving. Another sign reads "Brown Pride." What would the media reaction be to a sign that said "White Pride"? Why is "brown pride" good but not white pride? The news media, whic... more »

NATO Wants To Set-Up A Cold War-Style Hotline With Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks on the phone onboard a helicopter in August 2015. Communication has broken down between East and West amid heightened tensions in Ukraine. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters) *Brian Stewart, CBC*: *Cold War-style hotline proposed as tension between East-West rises in Ukraine* NATO chief calls for Cold War-style hotline as fighting escalates with Russian-backed rebels. You can tell tension has risen to a very serious state of jitters when NATO feels the need for Cold War-style hotlines with Moscow to prevent sudden, armed clashe... more »

Spying On Russia's Pacific Submarine Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Click on Image to Enlarge* Image from FAS *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat:* *Russia Intercepts US Aircraft (Maybe) Spying on Moscow’s Newest Ballistic Missile Sub* *A Russian MiG-31 intercepted a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime patrol aircraft in Northeast Asia on April 21.* Russia scrambled one of its fighter jets to intercept a U.S. spy plane off the Kamchatka Peninsula on April 21 flying within 50 feet of the U.S. aircraft, Bill Gertz over at the Washington Free Beacon reports. “On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in internatio... more »

Labour Party Suspends Two Councilors For Anti-Israel Posts On Facebook

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Two labour party councilors have been suspended for comments deemed anti-Semitic that were posted on social media two years ago. A party source said an investigation will be carried out into the comments made by both men. Ilyas Aziz, a Nottingham City councilor and a Blackburn councillor, Salim Mullawas were both suspended after controversial comments were found on their Facebook pages. In a post, from 2014, Mr Mulla shared footage allegedly showing a Palestinian boy being arrested with a comment from the councillor saying: “Apartheid at its best. Zionist Jews are a disgrace to hum... more »

KIPP's Feinberg and Levin $alaries

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
The 2013 990s for KIPP Houston and KIPP Foundation show that no excuses non-profit charter schools can provide a fabulous level of personal income for the various chiefs in charge of these billion dollar enterprises. Don't feel bad for Mike Feinberg, who is paid much less by the KIPP Foundation than David Levin. Feinberg also pays himself out of KIPP Houston's account, which is the second chart below. Click to enlarge. Note: Richard Barth, who was paid $426,457 is married to Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America.

Better living through Chemistry

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
[image: The BMW i3 has been given an update to keep its range figures up with the ...] Now with 124 mile range on a single charge The BMW I3 is the car of the future you can buy today. We should double decker car trains traveling over 200kph replacing the morning commute. Cars like the I3 and E Smart would qualify and be charged along the way.

EINSTEIN'S OWN WORDS: Still hazy after all these years!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016Part 4—The case of the hundred-year fail:* Not to boast, but we constitute the target audience for Albert Einstein's brief book. The book appeared in 1916; it was aimed at general readers. In his preface, Einstein explained who the book was for. One hundred years later, we meet his basic criteria: "The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical a... more »

Southeast Asia Must Not "Compromise" With Terrorists and Traitors

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*May 2, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - So-called Thai "academic" Thitinana Pongsudhirak of Chulalongkorn University in a Bangkok Post op-ed titled, "Thailand lags as Myanmar gains ground," attempts to convince readers that Myanmar is an example for Southeast Asia to follow, while Thailand is in reverse. Thitinan's simplistic analysis is based on the most superficial metrics one can observe. Myanmar had "elections," so therefore Thitinan concludes functioning and fair "democracy" must exist. The US and Europe hailed the ascension of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to power, the... more »

Just one word:3D plastics

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
The Future. [image: The 3D printing used to simplify the Atlas robot (second from the left) has military applications]

Zerohedge: Another "Conspiracy Theory" Confirmed: ECB Finds Widespread Trading On Leaked Inside Information

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-02/another-conspiracy-theory-confirmed-ecb-finds-pervasive-trading-inside-information-a *Another "Conspiracy Theory" Confirmed: ECB Finds Widespread Trading On Leaked Inside Information * Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/02/2016 10:21 -0400 *"information of many macroeconomic announcements **is known by some market participants in advance* - European Central Bank Remember when it was merely another conspiracy theory that "some" traders "trade" (with zero risk) with the benefit of leaked material non-public information? As of moments ag... more »

Zerohedge: Deutsche Bank Has Systemic Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing And Sanctions Problems: UK Regulator

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Deutsche Bank Has Systemic MoneyLaundering, Terrorist Financing And Sanctions Problems: UK Regulator* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/01/2016 20:01 -0400 Just two days after Deutsche Bank fired the head of its "integrity committee", Georg Thoma who had been originally tasked with clearing up the bank's past scandals, because according to DB's vice chairman Alfred Herling, Thoma had been "overzealous" and "goes too far when he demands ever wider investigations and more and more lawyers come marching up", today the UK financial watchdog agency FCA announced that Germany's biggest ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Voice Of America*: *As Death Toll In Aleppo Grows, Kerry Reports Progress on Syria Cease-Fire* LONDON—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is “getting closer to a place of understanding” on restarting a cease-fire in Syria that includes the largest city, Aleppo, where the death toll from air strikes continued to mount Monday. Kerry met with his Saudi counterpart in Geneva early Monday in a bid to rescue a U.S.-Russian-brokered cease-fire that has nearly collapsed as Syrian forces pound Aleppo with air strikes, inflicting heavy civilian casualties. *Read more* .... *MIDDL... more »

Samsung Developing App to Connect Mothers to Their Preemie Babies

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Voice of Life] In a new video released Saturday, Samsung detailed the company's latest endeavor -- connecting mothers to their preemie babies. The initiative, called "Voice of Life," aims to boost healthy brain development in premature babies which, according to the company, face... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Puerto Rico Says Will Default Tomorrow, Begs Congress For Help "Or Else Crisis Will Get Worse" This man claims he invented Bitcoin ...and he seems to have proven it. 'We want out of this agony': What it's like to eat in a country that's on the verge of collapse Here's the real reason why photos of Bin Laden's body won't ever be shown 'Totally unrealistic': The international nuclear fusion reactor prototype project is a decade late and €4 billion over budget Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and al... more »

So, You Want to be a Liberal Arts College Professor: Life inside the Liberal Arts edition, Part II

Jon Western at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
[Note: This is the second of two guest posts on life in the Liberal Arts Colleges from Sarah Stroup and Amy Yuen, both Associate Professors of Political Science, Middlebury College] According to the 2014 TRIP survey, at least one in six IR faculty in the United States teach at a liberal arts college.[1] If you […]

Iraq and Syria’s Kurds’ Divergent Histories But Similar Futures? Interview With Journalist Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Wars in Iraq and Syria offered the opportunity for Kurds in both countries to create a level of autonomy for their areas. In the 1990s it was the Gulf War and the subsequent no fly zone that allowed for the creation of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In 2011 the Syrian war started, and Syrian forces started creating their own Rojava region. Ironically, the Syrian conflict has caused competition between Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish parties. To help explain these different histories and rivalries is journalist and analyst at the Jamestown Foundation Wladimir van Wilgenburg. Cur... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Ministry of Defense* *BBC*: *RAF strikes in Iraq and Syria have killed 996, MoD estimates* Nearly 1,000 members of the Islamic State group have been killed in RAF air strikes in Iraq and Syria in the last 18 months, figures suggest. In response to a freedom of information request, the Ministry of Defence estimated 974 "enemy combatants" had died since the UK bombing campaign started in Iraq in September 2014. A further 22 had been killed in Syria since air strikes began in December last year, it estimated. The MoD said no civilians had died. The figures cover the period from Sep... more »

NATO Prepares To Put Troops On Russian Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Amid escalating tensions, NATO is preparing to deploy approximately 4,000 troops to Russia’s western border Robert Work, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense announced the Western military escalation on Russia’s border, which he claims is in response to Russia conducting ‘extraordinarily provocative’ military exercises inside their own borders near the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Meanwhile, EUCOM Chief, U.S. General Philip Breedlove says that NATO’s European Command “needs to change” and has urged the military to get back to the business of war planning, a skil...more »

“5 Things You Should Know As Puerto Rico Confronts Its Next Unpayable Debt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“5 Things You Should Know As Puerto Rico * *Confronts Its Next Unpayable Debt”* by Daniel Marans "Puerto Rico owes its creditors $422 million on May 1, and the island will not be able to make the full payment, according to many experts. That is a relatively small portion of the $70 billion debt burden that Puerto Rico’s government owes its external lenders. But default will likely subject Puerto Rico to more lawsuits, even as Congress is still dilly-dallying on legislation that would give the island some relief. Here are five things you need to know about what’s going on in Puerto ... more »

Plant biologist’s paper pulled for falsification, three more questioned on PubPeer

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants has retracted a paper about using Darjeeling tea clones against abiotic stress for problems with one of the figures. The specific problem: “falsification/fabrication” of data underlying the figure, which the corresponding author — Sauren Das from the Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, West Bengal — couldn’t resolve. Das told us […] The post Plant biologist’s paper pulled for falsification, three more questioned on PubPeer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The same old story with the BBC News website

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
*Originally posted: 2:33 pm:* Thanks to *Guido Fawkes,* two more Labour councillors have been suspended today for anti-Semitic Facebook posts - Salim Mulla and Ilyas Aziz. One blamed ISIS and the Sandy Hook massacre on Israel and said, "Zionist Jews are a disgrace to humanity" while echoing Naz Shah's call for the Israeli population to be shifted* en masse *to the USA, calling it a "very easy solution"; the other also wanted Israeli Jews "relocated" to America, seems to believe that David Cameron is in hock to the Rothschilds, compares Israeli actions to those of Nazi Germany, a... more »

7 Sure Signs America Has Declared War on Our Faith

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: War on Christianity Burnt Cross - 900] Is there an increasing hostility to Christian values and religious freedoms in our country today? Here are seven representative examples, all from the last few weeks. Judge for yourself. 1. The NCAA announced that it will not hold any men's... more »

Who Sustains the Education Writers Association?

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
I know--it's like the Clinton say--just because you are taking a lot of money from people does not mean that your priorities and messaging are in any influenced by those folks with all that cash to hand out. Anyway, if you have ever wondered why education writers are so seemingly ignorant about and/or absent from privatization of education issues, follow the money to find out who keeps those checks coming in to EWA.

The Pakistani Doctor Who Assisted The CIA In Finding Osama Bin Laden Is Still In A Pakistani Jail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *Doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden still languishes in Pakistan jail* The doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden has been abandoned in his Pakistan prison cell by America, his supporters claimed on the fifth anniversary of the al-Qaeda leader's killing. Shakil Afridi was hailed as a hero by US officials after a fake vaccination campaign he ran allowed the CIA to pinpoint Bin Laden’s precise location, leading to the famous Abbottabad compound raid in May 2011. But the raid severely strained relations between Washington and Islamabad, where offi... more »

Alex Law: "There Is Nothing Wrong In Any Of Our Districts That Can't Be Fixed With What's Right In Our Districts"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The video just above is one of the best congressional campaign clips I've seen from anyone anywhere. Please watch it. June 7 is going to be another SuperTuesday, a congressional one. California, Iowa and New Jersey have red hot primaries pitting grassroots progressives like Lou Vince, Pat Murphy and Alex Law against establishment hacks like, respectively, Brian Caforio, Monica Vernon and Donald Norcross. South Dakota, New Mexico and Montana have primaries the same day but without the fiery contests. And Law's isn't the only congressional contest that needs to be watched in New Je... more »

Donald Trump Accuses China Of Raping America

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has compared the People’s Republic of China to a rapist and has vowed to turn the situation around. Referring to China’s high number of exports relative to the U.S., Trump said: “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country, and that’s what they’re doing” CNN reports: Trump has repeatedly accused China of manipulating its currency to make its exports more competitive on the global market and has claimed that China is “killing” the U.S. on trade. But Sunday marks the first time this campaign that Trump has used the term “rape” to r... more »

Massive Fire Engulfs Manhattan Serbian Orthodox Church

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A raging four-alarm fire tore through the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday night. Heavy reports: Easter was celebrated at the church on Sunday, according to its website. Services were held at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., with an Easter Luncheon in the Church Hall at 1 p.m. Fire officials said it is believed that no one was inside the building when the blaze began. The building, which opened in 1855, was formerly the Trinity Chapel until it was purchased from the Episcopal Diocese of New York by the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1940, according to the church’s... more »

CIA Live-Tweets The Osama Bin Laden Raid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
This @cia 's social media campaign is serioulsy inappropriate... and I'll leave it at that. pic.twitter.com/KgzifdjVk7 — Liri Andersson (@liriandersson) May 2, 2016 *Washington Post:* *CIA tweets U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden — five years later* Navy SEALs may have killed Osama bin Laden in a raid five years ago Sunday, but anyone following the CIA on Twitter might think it all just happened. In a deeply bizarre social marketing move Sunday, the agency “live-tweeted” the raid that led to bin Laden’s death — but it did so five years later. For anyone who may not b... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Watch Precious Snowflake Go Berserk At UMass Event On Political Correctness* On April 25, The American Enterprise Institute’s Christina Hoff Sommers, Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, and comedian/commentator Steven Crowder were part of a free speech event at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Of course, the topic of the discussion was political correctness on campus, which sent the cupcake brigade into a conniption fit. All I can say is God bless Campus Reform for capturing one of these precious snowflakes going absolutely berserk at the event. The clip is embedded for y... more »

Five Years Ago Osama Bin laden Was Killed In A U.S. Special Forces Raid

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN*: *Obama on bin Laden's death: 'The American people hadn't forgotten'* Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said he hopes that in Osama bin Laden's last moments, the master terrorist understood that the U.S. had come for him to avenge the deaths of 3,000 people on September 11, 2001. Obama and key members of his inner circle spoke to CNN's Peter Bergen about the raid that killed the mastermind of the attacks for the "Anderson Cooper 360°" special on Monday at 8 p.m. ET: "'We Got Him': President Obama, Bin Laden and the Future of the War on Terror." Bergen's exclusive intervi...more »

Is The Weapons Gap Shrinking Between US, Russia and China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Experts warn weapons gap is shrinking between US, Russia and China* Competitors like Russia and China are closing the advanced weapons gap with the United States, aiming to push the U.S. out of areas on their front doorstep. Experts say they're improving their ability to target U.S. aircraft and ships, pushing the U.S. military farther away from potential conflict zones and constraining its ability to use force in regions such as the Baltic Sea and the South China Sea. "Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. military has never really had to fight an enemy that ha... more »

The Rise of the Executive-Administrative State

Randy Barnett at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] In Jan. 2012, an interviewer from the Univision Spanish-language TV network asked President Barack Obama why he was continuing to deport illegal immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere. He replied that this was "because that's the law that's on the books... more »

Iran’s Ayatollah Tells U.S. to Get Out of the Persian Gulf

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran’s Supreme Leader criticized the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf region on Monday, saying American forces should go back to the Bay of Pigs, state media reported. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a group of teachers...more »

Why Do They Keep Wheeling Out Bill Nye?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Bill Nye, “The Science Guy” If anybody needs any reminding about how little Bill Nye knows about meteorological matters, just recall my post from February 2013: Following his disastrous debate with Marc Morano on the Piers Morgan Show a couple of months ago, Bill Nye was wheeled […]

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Some amusing Green/Left rage* *Andrew Lane is a graduate student at Arizona State University. He also has a business installing solar panels. So he has reason to be unhappy with those who question global warming. If skepticism took firmer hold, it would damage his business. So what does he do about that? Does he carefully examine the issues and then plan appropriately? No. In a typically Leftist way, he goes ballistic at Marc Morano, a prominent skeptic. Morano received the following messages from him. It is clearly hate speech and a violation of ASU speech codes. He co... more »

May Day Demonstrations Across EU & Turkey Erupt In Violence

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Thousands took to the streets around the world to mark International Workers Day on May Day with several demonstrations erupting into violence. Demonstrations which started peaceful turned violent with police deploying tear gas and water cannon. Tensions over the global economic slump fuelled the May Day riots and protests with trouble breaking out in various parts of Europe and Turkey. One man was reportedly killed in Istanbul as he was ran over by a police water cannon vehicle. The Telegraph reports: Police in Berlin arrested 57 people while around 50 officers were hurt as young d... more »

Japan: Sakurajima Volcano Awakens Suddenly With A Blast

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The Sakurajima volcano in Kyushu, Southern Japan erupted with a blast after an unusual ‘silent’ period in the wake of the island’s recent earthquakes. Sakurajima, which is located 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the Sendai nuclear plant, resumed activity and erupted again on April 30th with multiple explosions spewing ash high into the sky. Russia Today reports: Footage captured by University of Tokyo webcams situated around the volcano show explosions of ash rising more than 3,500 meters above the crater. The blast also caused fast-moving currents of hot gas and rock to slide down th... more »

Zerohedge: British "Spies" Among Thousands Of names Exposed Following Massive Leak At Largest Mid-East Bank

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 16 hours ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-01/british-spies-among-thousands-names-exposed-following-massive-leak-largest-mid-east- *British "Spies" Among Thousands Of names Exposed Following Massive Leak At Largest Mid-East Bank* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/01/2016 21:33 -0400 The Panama Papers leak was for appetizers. The real leak, one which took place quietly and under the radar a few days ago, and may have exposed far more wealthy and important individuals, was that of the Qatar National Bank - the Middle East's largest lender by assets - where a massive 1.5 GB data dump poste... more »

Police Arrest Anti-Capitalist May Day Rioters in Seattle

CHRIS GRYGIEL & CHRISTOPHER WEBER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: People march during an anti-capitalism protest Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Seattle. (Grant Hindsley/seattlepi.com via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT] SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering. At least nine people were arrested Sunday evening. Authorities said... more »

The Facts on Fetal Tissue Sales Don’t Lie

Marsha Blackburn at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Abortion Fetal Body Parts Accounts Selling - 900] Since the horrific videos were released last summer, there has been a lot of heated debate about the questionable business practices of abortion clinics and fetal tissue procurement organizations. One thing that everyone can agree on is that no one... more »

First US Cruise in Decades Arrives in Havana

MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: cuba cruise - 900] HAVANA (AP) -- The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War... more »

what i'm reading: every exquisite thing by matthew quick

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
I recently had the pleasure of reading an advance reading copy of *Every Exquisite Thing* by Matthew Quick. Quick - a/k/a Q - is the author of *The Silver Linings Playbook*, which I have not read, but now will. *Every Exquisite Thing* combines a few stock elements of youth fiction into something heartfelt, authentic, and compelling. I caught a little bit of *Eleanor & Park* and a little bit of *The Fault in Our Stars* poking through, but none of that stopped me from enjoying the book. Nanette O'Hare is a high-achieving student athlete whose future is all laid out for her to follow.... more »

Weather Channel Founder Slams Bill Nye – “A Pretend Scientist In A Bow Tie”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3567104/Climate-change-denying-Weather-Channel-founder-SLAMS-Bill-Nye-criticizing-skeptical-film-Climate-Hustle.html The new film, Climate Hustle, which is due to screen today in the United States, has not had much attention over here. From the Mail: Weather Channel founder John Coleman has attacked Bill Nye ‘the science guy’ for raining on his parade ahead of the release of […]

A brief reading of the report of the new Kevin Hall study

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 16 hours ago
Is the insulin theory of obesity over? Well I'd say it's over when people with diabetes using exogenous insulin to cover high-carb diets no longer have to worry about weight gain, and not before. But this is interesting research, and it proves if nothing else that Gary Taube's NuSci research initiative wasn't just set up to confirm his every thought.Kevin Hall discusses his new study here, with Yoni Freedhoff. This research contradicts two things - one, the metabolic advantage theory of ketogenic weight loss. It never made sense to me that wasting energy would make it easy to lose w... more »

Zerohedge: Australian Entrepreneur Craig Wright Reveals Himself As Bitcoin Crator "Satoshi Nakamoto"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Australian Entrepreneur Craig Wright Reveals Himself As Bitcoin Crator "Satoshi Nakamoto"* May 2, 2016 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-02/australian-entrepreneur-craig-wright-reveals-himself-bitcoin-crator-satoshi-nakamoto In what may be the biggest "self-outing" in years, overnight Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, revealing his identity to three media organizations - the BBC, the Economist and GQ. His admission ends years of speculation about who came up with the original ideas underlying the digita... more »

Puerto Rico Will Default On Its Debt Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *Puerto Rico says it will default on Monday* Puerto Rico is going to default. In a television address made Sunday, Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the island's Government Development Bank (GDB) will not make a $422 million payment due to its creditors by the end of business on Monday, according to Bloomberg. A Reuters report ahead of Padilla's address released on Sunday evening said the GDB was, "expected to skip at least the principal portion of its payment to hedge funds, credit unions and other bondholders." *Read more* ..... *WNU Edi... more »

'Run for Your Life' Arrives in Omaha!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
Photos courtesy Waniya Locke and Bobbi Jean, Run for Your Life Runners Defend Land and Water from Dakota Access Pipeline Update: Runners Arrive in Omaha! By Bobbi Jean Tunkasila brought us together to run and send a message to our people and across the world. We have one more day today to complete our journey. It amazes me how much all the prayers have brought us together

VW Emissions Scandal Being Used To Push Obama’s Electric Vehicle Agenda

Chris White at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Volkswagen] The political pressure Volkswagen has been under to dramatically ramp up their electric vehicles in response to the fuel emission scandal could end up destroying the company and making cars much more expensive, one environmental analyst claims. "Does Volkswagen have... more »

Sick-Out by Detroit Teachers Closes Dozens of Schools

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Detroit night skyline] DETROIT (AP) -- Dozens of Detroit Public Schools are closed for the day Monday, the district said, after the teachers union urged members to call in sick in a protest over funding issues. The move by the Detroit Federation of... more »

Puerto Rico Skips $370 Million Debt Payment

Maricarmen Rivera at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Puerto Rico] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn’t... more »

Mother and Daughter Lost in New Zealand Wilderness Survive by Prayer and Quick Thinking

NICK PERRY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Carolyn Lloyd, left, of Charlotte, N.C., and her daughter Rachel smile at Wellington Hospital in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, May 2, 2016. The American pair were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large “help” signs they had made from fern fronds. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)] WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting o... more »

Recent Reading

Robert Grumbine at More Grumbine Science - 17 hours ago
If you hadn't noticed last time I wrote about my reading, I enjoy reading old books, and books about old things. One of the interesting, to me, things about math/science/engineering is that it is incremental. Each generation builds on what the preceding generations learned or accomplished. Related truth is that I can read some of the best work from all people, across all of time. Books are my time machine. Richard J. Gillings, Mathematics in the Time of the Pharoahs, Dover Books. Ed. T. L. Heath, The Works of Archimedes, Dover Books. Tacitus, The Agricola and the Germania, Peng... more »

Dear friends, I came across this article last Thursday and the stock market continued its fall on Friday. What's going on? Well the market dropped greatly in January and only recovered in February because the big companies were buying back their own stocks. The only reason I can think of was to convince "mom and pop" that it is safe to invest again, whereupon the big companies could then buy back their stocks during a momentary drop and later sell them at higher prices thanks to "mom and pop's" investments. But the truth of the matter is that the U.S. government has been lying about the prosperity of the country. They claim that there is only 5% unemployment and that all who want jobs have found one. Big lie! Actually there is 23% unemployment. Moreover, about 50% of American "moms and pops" have no money to spare whatsoever. Playing the stock markets is out of the question for them. Ironically, the big corporations have bitten the government's lies hook, line, and sinker. So dear reader, you should bet against the Dow, Standard and Poors, and Nasdaq, or if that scares you, simply buy a few high quality gold and silver stocks, such as AEM, FNV and SLW (Look them up; they're up 50, 34, and 44% since last October and should continue to rise as other components of the stock markets collapse).

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 17 hours ago
------------------------------ *This Indicator Is Still Flashing A Bear Market Warning * The NYSE just released the margin debt numbers for March and, considering the rally in stocks we’ve seen, it wasn’t much of an uptick. In fact, the nominal level of margin debt remains well below its 12-month average. The 12-month rate of change, which is pretty tightly correlated with stocks’ same rate of change, is also still negative. Now this sort of a downtrend in margin debt doesn’t always lead to a bear market but let’s put it into some context. Not only is margin debt now in a downt... more »

Denmark Slashes Wind Power Subsidies to Curb Runaway Power Costs

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://stopthesethings.com/2016/05/01/denmark-slashes-wind-power-subsidies-to-curb-runaway-power-costs/ From Stop These Things: When the wind industry and its worshippers start chanting their mantras about the ‘wonders’ of wind, it isn’t long before they start preaching about the examples purportedly set by the Europeans; and, in particular, the Nordic nations. That the great wind power fraud was […]

Raging Fire Destroys Historic New York City Church

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Firefighters battle flames at the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. The church that was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshipers celebrated Easter. The fire that started at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St.... more »

When We’re in the ‘Hows’ of Life: Facing Impossible Situations

Ron Corzine at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: disappointed] Life is wonderful when we’re enjoying all the things that God has placed in and around us. It's not so much fun when we are facing impossible situations.An impossible problem or situation is when you wonder "How?" Not when, not... more »

BBC, media suddenly join TRF: Craig Wright created the Bitcoin

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
In December 2015, you could read my comments why I would bet: Sydney climate skeptic is the father of the Bitcoin At that time, lots of tech media mentioned the emerging evidence that Craig Steven Wright (*1970) created the world's most famous cryptocurrency but almost all of them were mostly skeptical and those who were not skeptical were sort of dismissed. Five months ago, Wright wasn't loudly boasting – and he wasn't even explicitly admitting – that he was the father of the Bitcoin. However, he didn't say "No", either, and the dominant theme in the newspaper articles was that ...more »

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New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship - - - - - - - Why Are We So Unhealthy? Our System Makes Us Sick & Keeps Us Sick The food/illness/healthcare system is not a conspiracy; it is a self-organizing system driven by the goal of maximizing profit and eliminating competition. The two are related, of course; the most effective way to maintain high prices

CIA Director: '28 Classified Pages' From The 9/11 Commision Report Is Inaccurate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The Hill:** CIA director: '28 pages' contain inaccurate information* CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a mistake because they contain inaccurate, un-vetted information that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. "This chapter was kept out because of concerns about sensitive methods, investigative actions, and the investigation of 9/11 was still underway in 2002," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He said information in the 28 pages hasn't been vetted or cor... more »

Heavenletter #5637 Nothing Else and Nothing Less

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
*Heavenletter #5637 Nothing Else and Nothing Less* May 1, 2016 God said: Strictly speaking, even as there are no dimensions in Eternity and Infinity, and there is no time and space, none at all, and spoken and written language can only go so far, there is, nevertheless, always more to come. There are greater heights to reach, and you do rise higher even as your feet are stuck to the ground or you are on your knees or the sun is too bright in your eyes. Heights are for you to reach, and depths as well. How deep you are and how high. You are like the Hub of the Universe, or We c... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Soldiers in Helicopter-900] U.S. Army soldiers conduct airborne operations from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over Brooksville, Fla., on April 23, 2016. Thank you to Ching Oettel for taking this remarkable photograph!

Not a Single White House Reporter Is A Republican

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
President Barack Obama gives a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, June 23, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) *Washington Free Beacon:* *Poll: Not a Single White House Reporter Is a Republican* *Sixty percent not registered to vote.* Not a single member of the White House press corps is a registered Republican, according to survey results recently published by Politico. Those results are buried in a story this week on President Barack Obama’s relationship with the press. An infographic posted in the story reveals that n... more »

GIZMODO: Hackers Who Got Caught by a Typo Were Trying to Take Over the World

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 22 hours ago
*Hackers Who Got Caught by a Typo Were Trying to Take Over the World (Updated)* http://gizmodo.com/bangladesh-bank-hackers-created-malware-to-target-the-g-1772834299 The hackers behind a large-scale Bangladesh bank hack went further than simply stealing money. Now it turns out that they created malware that could compromise the internationally used SWIFT payment system. BAE Systems researchers tell Reuters that the hackers who took the central bank of Bangladesh for a ride compromized the SWIFT system using malware. SWIFT has confirmed to Reuters that it’s “aware of malware targ... more »

Transpicuous News: Global Mayday & CERN pops the Weasel

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 22 hours ago
Well ..... what a week of complete fuckery my friends!!! Literally too much to list, but I've run through a couple of the highlights that really caught my attention and a couple of little bits and pieces that slipped through the cracks. The weekend was ushered in by CERN literally popping the "weasel", followed mass global uprising just in time for the end of the feast of Moloch on May Day. d NEWS LINKS: https://www.rt.com/news/341556-australia-carps-herpes-virus/ http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/google-lens-injection-patent-smart-device/ http://www.zerohedge.c... more »

Heidi Cruz Bombshell: “Ted Is An Immigrant”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Heidi Cruz dropped a bombshell during an Indiana campaign trail on Saturday, saying that her husband Senator Ted Cruz “is an immigrant”. “Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic,” Heidi Cruz said of her husband, an American citizen who renounced his Canadian citizenship even though he was born north of the American border. “He can unify this party.” “We have libertarians joining our cause. I have people every day from the Democrat Party telling me that they re-registered to vote for Ted as a Republican. Because they understand what he stands for, and he represents America.” Washingtone... more »

CIA Director Says 28 Pages In 9/11 Report Should Remain Classified

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
CIA Director John Brennan has said that the official 9/11 report is full of inaccuracies and unsubstantiated information. Brennan told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that releasing the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission report would be a huge mistake. “This chapter was kept out because of concerns about sensitive methods, investigative actions, and the investigation of 9/11 was still underway in 2002.“ Brennan said information in the 28 pages hasn’t been vetted or corroborated, and warned that people would use the information to unfairly attack Saudi Arabia. Thehill.com r... more »

Report: British Government Killed 10 Million Iranians In 1919

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A recently rediscovered document in the American Archives reveals that around 10 million Iranians died as a result of widespread famine between 1917-1919. The Iranian famine is barely mentioned by Western media or in the history books, probably due to the fact that it was caused by the British presence in Iran after World War I. Khamenei.ir reports: After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Britain became the main foreign power in Iran and this famine or–more accurately–‘genocide’ was committed by the British. The document in the American Archives, reporting the widespread famine and s... more »

Iran Considers Seizing US Ships Stationed In Persian Gulf

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A popular Iranian newspaper has called on the government to intercept US cargo ships stationed in the Persian Gulf in retaliation to America freezing Iran’s assets. Kayhan newspaper urged the government to take action, after Iran’s appeal to the UN to stop US violations of state immunity and seizure of assets fell on deaf ears. Presstv.com reports: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to ask him to intervene with his “good offices,” but the United Nations said it would intervene should both parties request it. Kayhan repudiated the... more »

A Dramatic Start to the Fire Season

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 23 hours ago
If you've followed the news today, you've likely heard about the forest fires threatening Fort McMurray. In order to assure friends and family I thought I'd do up a post here to their minds at ease. First off, I can say that I am perfectly safe. The fire that occurred in town was actually the closer of the two fires to my house (perhaps 4 to 5 kilometres away) but that fire is now under control. While it did lead to a closure of Highway 63 leading north out of town, between Thickwood and Timberlea,the highway has since been reopened. I actually passed right by the area on my way... more »

Sandy Hook Professor Sues College Insisting ‘Shooting Was A Hoax’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A disgraced former professor from the Florida Atlantic University is suing the university after they fired him for telling students that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting “was fake”. James Tracy claims his right to free speech was violated by the university, after they sacked him for promoting the Sandy Hook hoax theory. Tracy, an associate professor, filed the lawsuit on Monday, challenging the university’s “conflict of interest/outside activities” policy. Washingtonpost.com reports: The lawsuit also accuses the United Faculty of Florida, two of its officials and the Florid... more »

Osama bin Laden Voice Actor Reveals He Faked Propaganda Videos

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In an interview with the New York Times, a former ABC News intern reveals that he was responsible for “faking” Osama bin Laden’s accent, which the network used to dub over various bin Laden videos and broadcast to the world. The 22 year old intern worked on ABC’s program “Nightline”, and as soon as the September 11 attacks occurred he was asked by a producer to voice-over an English translation of bin Laden’s alleged “confession”. Nytimes.com reports: In hindsight, this was not something a rational brown male should’ve volunteered for so enthusiastically. My first time in the recor... more »

Jane Sanders Urges FBI To Hurry Up With Clinton Email Probe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, has urged FBI investigators to hurry up in disclosing their findings on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. During an interview with Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast” show, Sanders said “it would be nice” if the FBI sped up its investigation of the potentially illegal use of an email server when Clinton was Secretary of State. Zerohedge.com reports: “We said right from the beginning, right after the debate where he said, ‘enough of your damn emails,’ he also said, ‘there’s a process…it’s going forward,'” Jane Sanders said Thursd... more »

Sunday Song from Odessa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Made it into Odessa, Ukraine thru passport control without a question.....local support waiting for us to take us to hotel. Got some needed sleep. Today is the memorial at Trades Hall, not sure what to expect. Two US Senators promised to call State Dept on our behalf urging safe event..... Just noticed six busloads of police/Army outside our hotel at 7:30 am...... Regis and I went downstairs for breakfast with an Italian activist who also arrived last night....two of them from Italy here. Told us that two French were turned back at airport and we also heard that two Germans were t... more »

Taking Out The Blue America Billboard Truck Again-- This Time In Upstate New York

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The DCCC has a new trick to help their corrupt conservative candidates steal primaries. Although it hasn't been reported in the lazy Beltway media yet, we've been getting reports from around the country that Steve Israel and the DCCC have been counseling their anti-working family candidates to give up on trying to win on ideas, values and policies and to use dirty tricks instead. Recently "former" Republican Mike Parrish succeeded in knocking progressive Lindy Li out of her Pennsylvania primary race by tying her up in court with baseless petition signature challenges. Parrish's DC... more »

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