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Friday, May 20, 2016

20 May - Blogs I'm Following

The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mediterannean beach as seen from mt. CarmelMediterannean beach as seen from mt. Carmel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
North Israeli coastal plain, IsraelNorth Israeli coastal plain, Israel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
עברית: Tel Shikmonaעברית: Tel Shikmona (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
10:27pm MDST

The Shellfish Thing

Spike EP at News Spike - 51 minutes ago
*Hexaplex trunculus* is a medium-sized species of sea snail was found on the north part of Israeli coastal plain near Tel Shikmona Leviticus 11:9-12King James Version (KJV) 9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: 11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their fl... more »

U.S. Submarines Still Dominate The World's Oceans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *This Is How the U.S. Navy's Submarine Force Dominates the World's Oceans* Though Russia continues to develop and build newer and ever more capable nuclear attack submarines such as the Project 885M Yasen-class, the U.S. Navy continues to maintain its technological edge by incrementally improving its Virginia-class attack boats. “I think we have a very focused program called the acoustic superiority program to make sure that we in fact keep our technological lead—our acoustical advantage—and that's a focus of every one of our developmental prog... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
*“We started talking Red and Blue,” * *Prince said. * *"So here’s how it is: you’ve got the Republicans, and basically they want to live according to this.” * *He pointed to a Bible. * *And then on the opposite end of the spectrum you’ve got blue, you’ve got the Democrats, and they’re, like, * *‘You can do whatever you want.’ * *Gay marriage, whatever. * *But neither of them is right.”* Purple does not exist in nature - it is the product of mixing together (alchemically), *The Red and The Blue :* *Communism + Capitalism* *Republican + Democrat* *Man + Woman* *= PURPLE* ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
*Gemini* *Art Official Age* *Artificial Cage*

Wearing Sunglasses Indoors

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago
Maintain Eye Contact and Try to Establish Empathy Based on Mutual Trust Just try to act NATURAL. DO NOT BEHAVE AS THOUGH YOU MIGHT BE GUILTY OF SOMETHING !! Look the World square in the eye, and whatever you do, try not to flinch. The wearing of dark eyeglasses or shades in contemporary Western esotericism represents a direct and deliberate inversion of the Masonic hoodwink, or blindfold - rather than being in a room full of strangers in an unfamiliar place, none of whom or which you are able to see, whilst they are all able to see you, you carry around with you your own person... more »

Lawyers Accuse Saudi Arabia Of 9/11 Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Lawyers representing family members from the 9/11 victims have accused Saudi Arabia of orchestrating a huge cover-up in their role in the attacks and of “whitewashing” history. Saudi Arabia has been lobbying members of Congress by distributing an odd white paper that details its “counter-terrorism efforts”, in a bid to convince American lawmakers that they had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks. Presstv.com reports: Riyadh is providing “more whitewash than white paper,” lawyers for the family members said in a statement on Friday, following the Politicoreport. “It is, inst... more »

Man To Fly Plane Into Building To Settle 9/11 Conspiracy Debate

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
American businessman, Paul Salo, has decided to “recreate” the 9/11 attacks by purchasing a Boeing 747 and crashing it into the side of a building at 500 mph in Thailand. Salo says the 9/11 reconstruction is aimed at confirming or debunking the 9/11 conspiracy theory that the twin towers were brought down by controlled demolitions. Paul Salo explains: “We’re going to purchase a 747 or equivalent aircraft that’s about to go out of service, we’re going to fill it full of jet fuel, we’re going to purchase a building that’s about to be torn down in the countryside… and we’re going to c... more »

Texas Parents Are Refusing To Vaccinate Their Kids En Masse

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Parents in Texas are protesting in huge numbers against the vaccination industry, and refusing to have to vaccinate their children en masse. Denton County vaccine exemption rate has soared to 78%, according to data from The Immunization Partnership. Truthkings.com reports: In neighboring Tarrant County, they’ve had more than 4,000 exemptions filed in the past year and a half. According to Dallas / Fort Worth affiliate Fox4, an emergency meeting was called by The Immunization Partnership in hopes of preventing the vaccination rates from going sub-90%. “By empowering immunization sta... more »

China Caught Supplying Canned Human Meat To Africa

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Reports coming out of Zambia suggest that China may be routinely shipping canned human meat and selling it under the label of “corned beef” in Africa. Chinese officials have strongly denied the reports. Mirror.co.uk reports: In the media reports, an unnamed Zambian woman living in China reportedly issued warnings to Africans not to eat corned beef. She claimed that dead human bodies were being collected and marinated before being canned and labelled as corned beef for human consumption . But the statement, issued by the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, Yang Youming, blames people spre... more »

U.S. School Bans Students From Denying Climate Change

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A school in Portland, Oregon has completely banned its students from learning about scientific evidence that contradicts the orthodox climate change narrative. A school board has decided to ban all reading material that denies the existence of man-made climate change. Activistpost.com reports: Although the topic is still being heavily debated within the scientific community, young and impressionable students will now only receive the politically correct side of the issue. ‘Man is causing climate change, no questions asked.’ From the Portland Tribune: In a move spearheaded by enviro... more »

20 Million Salmon Die Off In Chile

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Citizens in Chile are demanding the Chilian government respond to a growing public health crisis, as over 20 million fish have been found dead recently. This seasons “red tide” is caused by the algal bloom which turns the waters red and renders seafood poisonous, has been the most devastating red tide in the countries history. Ecowatch.com reports: Reuters reported in March that the deadly bloom has decimated 15 percent of Chile’s salmon production putting the total economic blow from lost production at around $800 million. The government has declared an emergency zone in the south... more »

France To Mandatory Test All Students For Marijuana

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
School children in Paris will be subject to mandatory drug testing in the classroom after the Île-de-France regional council approves measures to detect marijuana consumption among students. The new rules will allow authorities to conduct swab tests to detect cannabis and breathalyzer tests to detect whether students have consumed alcohol. Vice News reports: Addressing the regional council Thursday, Agnès Evren, the region’s vice-president who is also in charge of education, said that cannabis was “a major cause of school dropout, lack of motivation, concentration issues, and acade... more »

The Pentagon Has A Plan To Keep Its Military Satellites Safe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Space fence testing facility in New Jersey. (Lockheed Martin) *FOX News:* *How the Air Force's 'space fence' will keep American satellites safe* Good fences make good neighbors, which is why the United States is building a space fence. But the first thing to understand about the space fence is that it’s not actually a fence — it’s radar. And when it’s operational, pulsing up from an atoll in the Pacific, it will be able to track objects in space that are softball-sized, the Air Force says. The purpose? To keep track of space debris, but also for deterrence, in order to keep U.S. ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 3 hours ago
*New Orleans area sinking assisted by industry groundwater use ~Mark Schleifstein*

The Hillary Video You'll Never See On MSNBC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The video above is a good example why so many dedicated progressives are wondering if they can ever, under any circumstances, vote for Hillary Clinton. When they hear her on NPR saying "I feel like my political beliefs are rooted in the conservatism that I was raised with... I'm very proud that I was a Goldwater Girl," they worry what kind of a president she would make. No serious progressive would ever consider voting for Trump, of course-- he's a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, a sociopath and someone clearly suffereing from an advanced case of narcissistic personality disor... more »

U.S. Secret Service Shoot Armed Man Near White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Secret Service shoot an armed man outside the White House and leave him in critical condition - while Joe Biden is at work inside * * Armed man was shot at a Secret Service checkpoint one block west of the White House at around 3pm on Friday * He was shot once in the stomach after brandishing a gun and failing to drop it after repeated orders from agents * The suspect, said to be a man in his 20s, was rushed to hospital where he remains in a critical condition * President Obama was not at the White House and was playing golf but VP Biden was rushed to a secure area *... more »

Mosul: it's Precarious Dam & an Earthquake? CENTCOM/ DOD. Baghdad Protests, Again

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
* If you’ve read here over the past few months then you should understand why I keep coming back to the subject of Mosul Dam. Today we’re all going to look at some information and images left by a very helpful commenter. I've added additional info and will relink all previous posts regarding Mosul Dam* AnonymousMay 19, 2016 at 4:21 PM It almost appears as if the Mosul dam is being prepared for demolition as the* dam's concrete footwall has been reduced to rubble and the concrete erosion caps cut into pieces in recent months.* *This image is from Time.com* An employee operates an ... more »

Professor Explains How Legislators Are Using Feminist Logic to Stop Abortions

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: pregnant woman - 900] While attempting to argue it's "bad for women" to ban abortions on the basis of sex, pro-choice Professor Carol Sanger actually ends up explaining why it's logically inconsistent for feminists to oppose the bans. Legislators in eight states have already banned abortions... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Enemies'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*From YouTube:* Belorussia, summer 1942. The war has moved on, far off to the east. The life of a small town where the German authorities of the region have set themselves up is getting back to "normal". The Germans study Russian, flirt with the local girls, the women wash their clothes and feed them. They have to carry on somehow... But suddenly the teenage son of the film’s heroine decides to run away to the partisans and blows up a German train so that they could accept him. He gets caught and the Germans have to execute him in order "to teach others a lesson". That’s the order ... more »

Oklahoma Gov. Vetoes Bill Criminalizing Performing Abortions

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: National Governors Association chairwoman Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) speaks at the National Press Club January 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Gov. Fallin and Gov. Hickenlooper delivered the annual 'State of the States' address prior to taking questions. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)] In a somewhat surprising move given her staunch pro-life posture in the past, Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would make it a felony for physicians to perform abortions. Had it become law, the measure would have... more »

The Poet: John O’Donohue, “For The Time Of Necessary Decision”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”* “The mind of time is hard to read. We can never predict what it will bring, Nor even from all that is already gone Can we say what form it finally takes; For time gathers its moments secretly. Often we only know it’s time to change When a force has built inside the heart That leaves us uneasy as we are. Perhaps the work we do has lost its soul Or the love where we once belonged Calls nothing alive in us anymore. We drift through this gray, increasing nowhere Until we stand before a threshold we know We have to cross to come alive once more. May we ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Power of Intention”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Power of Intention”* by Brandon West "What is the power of intention? Moreover, what does it mean to connect to the power of intention? In this article we will not explore what intention is exactly, because I don’t believe anybody can really know that. However, we can most definitely use intention and experience it directly for ourselves which is what you will gain from reading this article. Carlos Castaneda described intention as follows based off of the description he was given by his teacher, Don Jan: “He said that in the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable fo... more »

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
○ "Still, being fragile creatures, humans always try to hide from themselves the certainty that they will die. They do not see that it is death itself that motivates them to do the best things in their lives. They are afraid to step into the dark, afraid of the unknown, and their only way of conquering that fear is to ignore the fact that their days are numbered. They do not see that with an awareness of death, they would be able to be even more daring, to go much further in their daily conquests, because then they would have nothing to lose- for death itself is inevitable." - Paul... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Why should we cherish "objectivity", as if ideas were innocent, as if they don't serve one interest or another? Surely, we want to be objective if that means telling the truth as we see it, not concealing information that may be embarrassing to our point of view. But we don't want to be objective if it means pretending that ideas don't play a part in the social struggles of our time, that we don't take sides in those struggles. Indeed, it is impossible to be neutral. In a world already moving in certain directions, where wealth and power are already distributed in certain ways, neu... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

“How the Deep State's Cronies Steal From You”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How the Deep State's Cronies Steal From You”* by Bill Bonner DUNMORE EAST, Ireland – “We came down the coast from Dublin to check on our new office building. For this visit, we wanted to stay somewhere different than we normally do. So we chose a small hotel on the coast, called the Strand Inn. It is an excellent place for seafood and soda bread on a rainy day. Later, you can go to the bar, get in your cups, and sing sad songs about dead Irish heroes. Ireland has a literate, educated population. It is pleasant… pretty… and has a low corporate tax rate. So, we are expanding here. ... more »

ENE News Fukushima Update, May 20, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Expert: Billions of pieces Fukushima nuclear fuel have spread pretty much everywhere. “It’s truly frightening…wherever there’s cesium, there’s plutonium.” Atomic bomb had one pound of uranium, Fukushima had hundreds of tons. TV: “Abundant quantities” of plutonium are being found (VIDEO) *Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 3, Feb 24, 2016:* "*Maggie Gundersen, *Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast host: One of the things that you’ve talked about and [environmental scientist Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE] have talked about is internal radiation exposures and hot particles. What’s t... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/20/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/20/2016"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Saudi Arabia is in deep financial trouble, and that spells financial trouble for the U.S. Let’s connect the dots. Shall we? The Senate just passed a bill that releases 28 secret pages from the 9/11 Report, and it also allows the families to sue the Kingdom if it was involved in the attack. Saudi has threatened to dump U.S. assets if this becomes law. Some people say they would never do that because it would hurt them. I say, they may be forced to sell U.S. Treasuries and other assets because they need the money. Th... more »

Musical Interlude: André RIeu, “Conquest of Paradise”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
André RIeu, “Conquest of Paradise”, Soldatenchor Amsterdam Arena 2009 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G2MCGmypaY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if you have, you probably have never seen it as dusty as this. Perhaps the most famous star cluster on the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars from even the depths of a light-polluted city. With a long exposure from a dark location, though, the dust cloud surrounding the Pleiades star cluster becomes very evident. *Click image for larger size.* The featured exposure took over 12 hours and covers a sky area several times the size of the full moon. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades... more »

Chet Raymo, “Stars In Our Eyes”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Stars In Our Eyes”* by Chet Raymo “The hot, dense surfaces of stars emit light in every part of the visible spectrum, from deep red to violet. The part of the spectrum that is the brightest depends on the star's temperature. Cooler stars appear red (their temperature is the same as the red burner on your stove). The hottest stars appear bluish. Our Sun, with a middling surface temperature of about 6000 degrees C, is brightest in the middle part of the spectrum and appears yellow to the eye. But all the colors are there, as you see when sunlight is refracted through raindrops and... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Boyceville, Wisconsin, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Well..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"In real life no argument has a really neat and conclusive ending, least of all a discussion ranging over vast and varied fields. The end of this one must be inconclusive for the deepest philosophical reasons, but it must also be so because human behavior and artistic truth demand it. The two men in a pub, or on a seat in a garden - it is no longer quite clear where they are - become aware of the time, and they have to end abruptly on the sort of note real people always come back to: 'Oh well, I dunno." - Denis Diderot Graphic: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) "Two Men in Discussion"

"Experiences Shape Your Reactions- No Wrong Response"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Experiences Shape Your Reactions- No Wrong Response"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "There is no such thing as a right or wrong response to any given situation as we all come to it with our own experience. Our view of the universe is largely determined by our experiences. It is when we are caught off guard by the spontaneity of existence that we are most apt to respond authentically, even when our feelings do not correspond with those of the multitude. Events that arouse strong emotions with us or are surprising in nature can be disquieting, for it often is in their aftermath tha... more »

"How It Really Is, And Better Be"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Hilly, if there's any Justice at all left in this country the only surrendering will be *you* at a Federal prison after your indictment and trial... ◆ *"Ex-AG Mukasey - Hillary Disqualified From Holding Fed Office: * *The Reason Is Clear In U S Code Title 18 Section 2071" * "Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton's private email server illegal, it "disqualifies" her from holding any federal office, such as say, President of the United States". "If you do this or that bad thing, you've essentially disqualified yourself as be... more »

"America Goes Away: Fred Left Behind in Mexico"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"America Goes Away: Fred Left Behind in Mexico"* by Fred Reed "Mail arrives in my inbox all the time, telling me that by going to Mexico I have sold out, fled, abandoned the United States. I’m a coward and a traitor, just like Lord Haw Haw, and Kim Philby, and probably hate America more than Barack Obama does. It is is irrational. They think that just because I went to Mexico, I left the US. They don’t understand. I didn’t leave the United States. It left me. It was a bait-and-switch operation. I signed on to one country, and they slipped another in under me. I want my money back.... more »

The Science that Ties Severe Depression to Your Coming Spiritual Awakening

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Is depression simply a disease as many psychiatrists and doctors would have us believe?

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ray Sanchez, CNN*: *EgyptAir Flight 804: What's next in the search* (CNN)The clues as to what happened to EgyptAir Flight 804 are few. For the moment, authorities have recovered a human body part and part of an aircraft seat, according to the Greek Defense Ministry. Parts believed to have come from the Airbus A320 were discovered Friday in the waters of the Mediterranean north of the coastal city of Alexandria, according to the Egyptian military. And there are personal belongings of the 66 people who are presumed to have perished when the Cairo-bound flight disappeared from radar... more »

World News Briefs -- May 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Tears for the victims of MS804: Dead pilots' fathers and fellow air crew gather to mourn the 66 killed in EgyptAir disaster – as search teams find severed arm, luggage and two-mile oil slick in the Med* * Hundreds of mourners gathered to offer prayers for victims of EgyptAir flight which crashed in the Mediterranean * Father of the co-pilot was overwhelmed by messages of condolence as imam led emotional service for the missing * Captain's father collapsed with grief at another vigil in his home city near Cairo where doomed jet was due to land * Heartbreaking details b... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
NATO is discussing plans to bolster troop numbers ahead of possible Russian aggression *Daily Mail*: *NATO assembles its biggest military build-up since the Cold War as more troops are deployed in eastern Europe to deter Russia * * NATO set to puts more troops into eastern European member states * Troops could be deployed on rotation in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria * John Kerry said NATO was building a 'robust' defensive eastern flank NATO foreign ministers have been finalising the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War in the... more »

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin Guzman To Be Extradited To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers at a hangar belonging to the office of the attorney general in Mexico City, Jan. 8, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY (Henry Romero/Reuters) *Washington Post*: *Mexico approves extradition of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to U.S.* MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, a decision aimed at delivering one of the world's most notorious criminals to the U.S. justice system to face a vast array of drug traff... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 20 , 2016 ) Overview For Friday ( 1. Markets & Market Moving News : S&P 500 Trends - All Time High One Year Ago , All Time Total Return 1 Month Ago , Bonds and Credit Data Of Note , Crude Oil Items For Friday ; 2. French Protests Continue - New Target Appears French Refineries ; 3. EU- Turkey , Deal Under Major Stressors , Erdogan Continues Frantic Pace Of Seizing Total Control In Turkey ; 4. Greece Items of Note - Creditor Talks , Refugee / Econ Migrants News Of The Day ; 5. Iraq - Bloody Green Zone Protests As Tear Gas & Live Rounds Used On Protesters ; 5.Venezuela On The Edge Of Toppling Over , Food Scarcity Becoming Major Concern , Food Riots Already Occurring. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 43m 43 minutes ago S&P 500 hit its all-time price high a year ago and all-time total return high 1 month ago. Global Equities YTD... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 47m 47 minutes ago HYG outflows all time high *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago We'll only know in hindsight, but what if the secular low in yields has already occurred? 10-yr low: July 2012. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 4h 4 hours ago Spanish 2-Yr Yields hit an all-time low today of -0.09%... more »

Johnny Depp Acts Weird Like Donald Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Johnny Depp explains on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” how he learned to speak like the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. “He Speaks Real Weird,” says the multiple Oscar and Golden Globes Award nominated actor. The Daily Caller reports: On Friday, Depp told Ellen on her show that it was difficult to learn how to speak like Trump for the biopic he did about the candidate for “The Art of the Deal: The Movie” by Funny or Die productions. “I just thought it sounded like fun and I figured I could suss out how he speaks,”he said. “It was difficult. He speaks real w... more »

I Spy an Indigo Bunting! And Other Fine Feathered Friends.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*As I'd mentioned the song birds are back!!!* *New birds I have seen while woods walking* *Yellow Rumped Warbler- Myrtle* *Both male and female together a few weeks back :)* *Indigo Bunting- Only the male (today)- he's beautiful* In the same area as the Indigo Bunting... *Rose Breasted Grosbeak- Male only* A few weeks back- *Eastern Bluebirds* *Saw a small group of these birds, both male and female:* *In a world full of insanity- Woodswalking, bird watching, foraging & herb gathering keeps one sane, grounded and connected to reality.* * (Images are borrowed because we al... more »

Female Security Guard Escorts Man Out of Women’s Restroom — Then Gets Arrested for Assault

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: restroom sign - 900] A female security guard who was arrested for assault Wednesday after removing a man who identifies as female from the women’s restroom of a Giant grocery store in Washington, D.C. pleaded not guilty during her first court appearance Thursday morning.... more »

10 Years On, Gore Says His Film Lowballed Global Warming Threat. Facts Say Otherwise.

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Al Gore - 900] Former Vice President Al Gore told The Hollywood Reporter his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth actually underestimated how serious global warming would be -- despite all the patently false predictions he made in the film. "I wish the film had... more »

Lidia Isac - Falling Stars

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Only 51 weeks until the Eurovision Song Contest! Ah, what a fantastic event this year's competition was. "Quality" isn't a word you often see parsing Eurovision, but it has come a long way since the unlistenable 80s and there were many solid entries. Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Bulgaria, even jolly old Blighty threw something good into the mix. Sadly, one that didn't make the cut is *Falling Stars* from Moldova's Lidia Isac. In retrospect my favourite from this year's crop, it's an Ibiza-friendly poppy dance tune with a few trancey undertones. Perfect for sharing on an otherwise blog-f... more »

May 20: Slim pickings in the news today

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
Despite 'tough' government regulations, oil spills on a grand scale are quite common. And, even with a cleanup, the damge from them lasts for years. Amazing how most of our eagle-eyed news media (especially the Irving ones) can miss something like 90,000 gallons of oil on the loose. http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/90000-gallons-of-oil-spilled-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-last-week-and-no-one-is-talking-about-it/vi-BBtfx6L?ocid=spartandhp In fairness, though, Irving did catch today's biggest story. A new breakfast restaurant is opening in town. (Eat your heart out, New York Times). As... more »

Heading to NYC

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
- MB and I are on the train heading for New York City. We'll be attending the annual Left Forum where I will speak in two different workshops - on the Situation in Ukraine (organized by UNAC) and the other called 'Just Transition' about the need to convert the war machine to peaceful and sustainable production. Also while there I will be interviewed by John Pilger for his new film and possibly another interview with Russian TV. During the past week I've done one Russian TV interview via Skype and a radio interview from Riga, Latvia. Russian TV-5 wanted... more »

Trump Bags NRA Endorsement, Slams Clinton for ‘Heartless’ Gun Restrictions

Julie Pace at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association convention, Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Donald Trump on Friday slammed Hillary Clinton as “heartless” for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves. He also challenged Clinton to follow his lead... more »

Bronze Age Sword - British Leaf - Greek Xiphos

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 6 hours ago
*British or Greek?* so, what's that image of the glowing elven sword got to do with my so-called *search for the ancient Welsh nations via Mediterranean traders/invaders in the middle of the first millennium before Christ i.e. 500 B.C. *or so... What's the connection, and why that scene from that *Total European War* film series Lord of the Rings and/or The Hobbit? This goes back to my continued investigations into the Coelbren alphabet that seems to have travelled from Turkey via Etruria and Portugal and on up to Wales.... it involves the contention that, "People of a certain race... more »

The Noahic Covenant

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
*“The rainbow is a true sign of magic, it exists in both worlds at once!”* *Douglas Monroe* It's in his will, I read it, he shot to kill, he said it *For those who know the number* and don't call *Fuck all y'all* 9 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, *Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.* 2 *And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.* 3 *Every moving thing that liveth... more »

Canary in the room

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Talking of The Canary, I listened to David Aaronovitch’s “The Briefing Room” having seen that the editor of the Canary was on the programme talking crap about the evils of Zionism. They’re discussing it on H/P as well. Go there now if you’d like to see a wide variety of opinions on the programme. I just thought the 28 minutes was too short. No time to be of much consequence. Although David Hirsh refuted the forced sterilisation story, it hung in the air - and lingered there. I had to look it up to remind myself what had happened. It’s precisely the kind of story that Israel-b... more »

Father Fights Off Carjacker Trying To Steal Car With Toddler Inside

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A father fought off a knife-wielding carjacker who was trying to drive off with his car and three-year-old son . The incident which happened at an Aldi supermarket car park in Manchester was caught on CCTV footage Independent.ie reports: Tahir Mehmood, 35, had popped into Aldi and was returning with a bunch of flowers when he saw his wife and five-year-old child outside his car and the carjacker in the driver’s seat. But his youngest son, aged three, was still in the back seat. Mr Mehmood dashed to the car and dived in the front passenger seat. The car thief pulled out a knife and ... more »

Sufficiency of reasons in a civil case

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
Dovbush v. Mouzitchka, 2016 ONCA 381: [20] Trial judges are called upon to make difficult decisions, often in difficult circumstances. They preside as the particular dynamics of the trial unfold. Inadequate reasons therefore pose a particular challenge for appellate review. [21] On the one hand, as Rothstein J. noted in *F.H. v. McDougall*, 2008 SCC 53, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 41, at para. 99, "an appeal court cannot intervene merely because it believes the trial judge did a poor job of expressing herself. Nor, is the failure to give adequate reasons a free standing basis fo... more »

Dianne Feinstein And Joe Manchin Will Teach Bernie How To Be A Democrat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Just before Harvey Milk was assassinated by a right-wing freak at the end of November, 1978 I had been spending a lot of time with him at his camera store, next door to my business partner's record store, Aquarius, on Castro Street. Harvey didn't have enough foul stuff to say about a fellow Supervisor Dianne Feinstein who was, along with the murderer, Dan White, the persona who represented the Republican interests on the Board. Harvey told me many times why he could never trust her. And she was the greatest beneficiary of the assassinations that November. A not especially well-kn... more »

Brewery Creates Edible Six Pack Rings To Save Ocean Wildlife

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A small craft brewery from South Florida has designed a new packaging for beer that should help feed ocean wildlife instead of killing them. necn reports: Saltwater Brewery, in Delray Beach, says the six-pack rings are also 100 percent biodegradable and compostable and are made with byproducts from the beer-making process, including barley and wheat remnants. The company created a video to showcase the six-pack rings, which went viral when it was posted on social media and picked up by news outlet Now This News. That video garnered over 50 million views in three days. The plastic s... more »

House Rejects Amendment That Would Have Curtailed Religious Freedom

Ryan Anderson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: US President Barack Obama listens to King Felipe VI of Spain speak during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House September 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are visiting Washington in an effort to reinforce the American-Spanish relationship.] On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to reject the Maloney Amendment. The Maloney Amendment would have ratified President Barack Obama's executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as "discrimination" on the basis of sexual orie... more »

Armed Person Shot by Secret Service Officer on Street Outside the White House

Ben Nuckols at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: White House - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A uniformed Secret Service officer shot an armed person on a street outside the White House, a U.S. law enforcement official said Friday. The White House was placed on a security alert after the shooting, which occurred...more »

PLOS editors discussing authors’ decision to remove chronic fatigue syndrome data

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
After PLOS ONE allowed authors to remove a dataset from a paper on chronic fatigue syndrome, the editors are now “discussing the matter” with the researchers, given the journal’s requirements about data availability. As Leonid Schneider reported earlier today, the 2015 paper was corrected May 18 to remove an entire dataset; the authors note that […] The post PLOS editors discussing authors’ decision to remove chronic fatigue syndrome data appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Bernie Sanders says their business plan is fraud. But Bernie's a "socialist" nut. What do you think? Don't miss how the banks are still extracting (legally or illegally) unreported billions from the taxpayers. Will a Hillary versus the Donald debate address this continuing financial fraud? House Republicans Rig Hearing to Block Consumers from Going to Court _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The U.S.

Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans Passes Congress

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives took action to increase military veterans’ access to medical marijuana on Thursday. US lawmakers have passed a measure to allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients in states that have legalized it. Marijuana can help with conditions like PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Up to one in five veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq experience PTSD each year and 30 percent of Vietnam vets have suffered from the disorder at some stage, according to VA stats. The Independent reports: ... more »

Top U.S. General: Egypt Is Waging War Against 1,000 ISIS Fighters In The Sinai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An image posted to social media purportedly shows militants of the ISIS affiliate in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Al Arabiya *VOA:* *Egypt's Military Battling IS in Sinai, US General Says* Egypt’s military is carrying out operations against Islamic State fighters in the Sinai Peninsula, according to the top U.S. general. “The Egyptians are taking the fight to the Islamic State right now,” General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a small group of reporters Thursday aboard a military aircraft en route from Brussels to the United States. Dunford said he was lookin... more »

Video Shows Hezbollah Forces Being Sent To The Front Lines Near The Iraqi City Of Fallujah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Threat Matrix*: *Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy heading for Fallujah* A YouTube account linked to Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH or Hezbollah Brigades), a US-designated terrorist organization and Iranian proxy, has uploaded a video showing a large convoy of its rocket launcher systems being sent to the front lines near Iraqi city of Fallujah. The Hezbollah Brigades has been involved in several operations within Anbar province in western Iraq. Last April, a month before the Islamic State took over the provincial capital of Ramadi, KH sent its troops to take part in operations near ... more »

Zapatistas Statement on Aggression Against Alvaro Obregon, Oaxaca

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
It should come as no surprise that once the exploiters, the profiteers, saw the profits that would come from solar and wind energy -- that the corporations would continue their exploitation, beatings, murders and rapes under the guise of 'clean energy." -- Censored News JOINT COMMUNIQUE BY THE CNI AND EZLN ON AGGRESSION AGAINST THE COMMUNITY OF ÁLVARO OBREGÓN, OAXACA NATIONAL INDIGENOUS

Prince's YouTube Channel

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
Prince's personal/official YouTube Channel looks like this. And hosts no videos. Nothing suspicious about that, and nothing to see here. Move along.

What Caused EgyptAir Plane Crash? A Look at Likely Scenarios

KARL RITTER at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: EgyptAir - 900] STOCKHOLM (AP) -- While nothing can be ruled out yet, what’s known about the erratic behavior of EgyptAir flight 804 before it crashed suggests the cause was human rather than technical, or potentially a combination of both, aviation experts told...more »

Russia Proposes Joint Airstrikes On Syria Rebels With The U.S. Led Coalition

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*RT*: *Russia proposes US-led coalition to strike Syrian terrorists with Moscow – def minister* Moscow suggests that the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria should fly joint missions with Russia in Syria, the defense minister said. The US has issued a lukewarm response to the proposal. “Taking such a step would help the progress of the peace settlement in Syria. Of course such measures have been agreed with the Syrian Arab Republic. Yesterday we started negotiating these measures with our colleagues in Oman and Geneva,” Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ... more »

Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: Cheerleader For US Aggression, Pushing The World To The Nuclear Brink

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 9 hours ago
Global Research, RINF, Countercurrents, CounterPunch Michael Fallon is British Defence Secretary. He is adept at making the types of statements that epitomise the pro-neoliberal, militaristic rhetoric that people in the UK have become tired of. Following Jeremy Corbyn being elected as leader of the Labour Party in Britain, he stated: "Labour are now a serious risk to our nation's security, our economy's > security and your family's security. Whether it's weakening our defences, > raising taxes on jobs and earnings, racking up more debt and welfare or > driving up the cost of livi... more »

Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Central Australia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Australia some 460 kilometers southwest of the town of Alice Springs in the country’s Northern Territory. The quake hit at 18.14 UTC. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers. The USGS originally reported the earthquake as being magnitude 6.2 There have not been any reports of casualties or destruction so far. Prelim M5.9 earthquake Northern Territory, Australia May-20 18:14 UTC, updates https://t.co/XUgTdsbr7V — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) May 20, 2016 The Joint Australian T...more »

Works Launched to Restore Jesus’ Tomb in Jerusalem

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Jesus' tomb - 900] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. The works are the first in almost two... more »

Dutch university ordered to pay economist after she was accused of plagiarism

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
A court in the Netherlands has fined Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) 7,500 euros to compensate for “immaterial damage” to an economist accused of plagiarism. Karima Kourtit, a researcher at VU, has been at the receiving end of anonymous complaints to her institution accusing her of plagiarism and her professor, high-profile economist Peter Nijkamp, of duplication (i.e. self-plagiarism). […] The post Dutch university ordered to pay economist after she was accused of plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Another Day, Another Protest In Kiev

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Members of the Ukrainian interior ministry's "Azov" battalion attend a protest against local elections in eastern Ukraine under the Minsk peace agreement, in Kiev, Ukraine, May 20, 2016. © Gleb Garanich / Reuters *RT:* *1,000s of Ukraine nationalists vow to oust Poroshenko administration over Donbass elections (PHOTOS)* Thousands of nationalists are protesting in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev. The demonstrators are threatening to oust Ukrainian MPs and Petro Poroshenko’s administration if Kiev allows elections in Donbass. According to Kiev police, an estimated crowd of ... more »

Interview With Director Laura Waters Hinson on the Painting Protestant ‘Mother Teresa of Algeria’

John Murdock at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Many Beautiful Things Main - 900] Laura Waters Hinson makes films that get noticed. Her debut effort As We Forgive won a Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards. Dog Days, a documentary on immigrant street vendors was recently broadcast nationally. And just a few days... more »

NATO Foreign Ministers Conclude Their Two Day Meeting In Brussels -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
DW: *NATO to seek fresh talks with Russia ahead of alliance summit* *A "broad agreement" amongst NATO ministers has been reached to meet with Russia before the alliance's July summit. The talks will seek to avoid "misunderstandings" as NATO considers a military buildup.* Foreign ministers from NATO's 28-member alliance are willing to try a second meeting with Russia, announced NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday. "We have agreed on the message of dialogue and defense... based on that, there was broad agreement yesterday that NATO should convene a new meeting of the ...more »

Sen. Cotton: Obama Not Calling Felons ‘Felons’ is a ‘Crime Against the English Language”

Casey Harper at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Jail Prison Hands - 900] The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it will no longer call criminals "felons" because it is too hard on them emotionally, but one Republican senator has something to say about that. Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton spoke to a small gathering at a... more »

Where Did All Of Iraq's Oil Money Go?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Luay al-Khatteeb, National Interest*: *Corruption in Iraq: Where Did All the Money Go?* *Officials have pilfered funds that could have been spent fighting ISIS.* Once again, the subject of illicit financial flows from kleptocratic regimes is in the international spotlight, this time in the form of the “Panama Papers.” What is surprising is the level of shock at something that should have been obvious. For a long time, many financial institutions turned a blind eye to nefarious PEPs (politically exposed persons) and not just in Switzerland, as we see now with big names such as HSB... more »

Authors retract non-reproducible Cell paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
Authors have retracted a paper from Cell after they were unable to reproduce data in two figures, compromising their confidence in some of the findings. The authors revisited their experiments after another lab was unable to replicate their data, about proteins that may play a role in lung cancer. The first author told Nature News in 2013 that […] The post Authors retract non-reproducible Cell paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Tokai-Based Nuclear Material Control Center in Japan Used as "Relay Point in Cyber-Attack"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Since details are missing, its hard to really understand exactly what happened here. Regardless, this story should raise concern about nuclear cyber-security: Nuclear center waits over a year to report cyber-attack.THE ASAHI SHIMBUN. May 19, 2016, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201605190028.html Computer hackers infiltrated a server installed at a facility that oversees handling of plutonium and other nuclear materials, but the breach was not reported for over a year because officials thought it wasn’t serious. The government-affiliated Nuclear Material Control Center acknowl... more »

American Hero General Boykin Fired — And Now Rehired — Following Transgender Bathroom Joke

Stream Staff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.)] Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin has now been rehired at Hampden-Sydney College after he was fired following an LGBT campaign to remove him over a joke. In the wake of President Obama’s executive order last Friday pressing public schools to open... more »

Oh, Yes, PLENTY Of Fundamental Differences

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Vice president Biden, a full-on corporate shill and establishment careerist since the beginning of time, was traveling in Ohio yesterday when he reassured anyone who might be reassured by something he says that he's "confident that Bernie will be supportive if Hillary wins, which the numbers indicate will happen. So I'm not worried. There's no fundamental split in the Democratic Party." No fundamental split... that will be the message you hear over and over and over from the Democratic Establishment and their media puppets, hoping to reassure themselves and everyone else that the... more »

Iraqi Protesters Storm Baghdad's Green Zone. 3 Killed With Scores Injured

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Anti-government protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone in Iraq May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily *Reuters*: *Security forces fire on protesters in Baghdad's Green Zone* Security forces fired tear gas and live bullets on Friday at protesters who stormed into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, according to a Reuters witness and live video. Witnesses said dozens of people were injured. The protesters included supporters of powerful Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and people from other groups who are displeased with the government's failure to approve anti-corruption r... more »

Israeli Defense Minister Quits Citing Policy Differences With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Israel defense chief quits, warns of "extremist" rise under Netanyahu* Israel's defense minister resigned on Friday, saying the nation was being taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved to replace him with a far-right politician in an effort to strengthen his coalition. Political sources say Netanyahu has offered long-time rival Avigdor Lieberman the defense portfolio, a post crucial for a country on a perennial war footing. The Defence Ministry also runs civil affairs in the occupied West Bank, where Palestinians ... more »

‘Suspicious Car’ Explodes Outside ITV Studios

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Bomb disposal officers carried out two controlled explosions outside ITV’s Southbank studios. The ITV building was evacuated after police discovered a suspicious white car parked outside at 11.20am on Friday morning. The Daily Express reports: The studios are where popular shows such as This Morning and Loose Women are filmed, and is a popular area for tourists. Pictures from the scene show a bomb squad robot searching the boot of the vehicle. Staff at ITV were told to move to one side of the building while the controlled explosions were carried out. ITV’s Loose Women was interrupt... more »

The Suppressed Medical Technology Of Royal Raymond Rife

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Dr. Royal Raymond Rife may very well be the father of holistic cancer research. Born in 1888, Royal Raymond Rife was an American inventor known for his belief that he could observe and render inert a number of viruses which he thought were causal factors in several diseases, most notably cancer. His Rife machine can destroy infectious organisms, viruses, bacteria and fungus and has been used to eliminate more than 50 different microorganisms including cancer, tuberculosis, strep and leprosy. Holistic Cancer Research reports: Rife began research cancer in 1922, but it took ten years ... more »

trying to prove a point

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Does anyone have more difficlty than me for proving what is obvious or is is just univeraal

Narrative Uber ALL

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
hey writers we know no beautiful words are going to placate us we know its all bullshit and we want to be given a decent wage at the bullshit factory' or you will be living shit

Alien Abductin without anal probes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Like Pearl harbour she launched a first strike or maybe considering the situation it was more a probe nevertheless a simple poke broke down all of my defences Super carrier Steve was sailing along an ageing target and wham bam no thank you man you hit him with a broadside of sex and drugs Just to be clear the drugs were real the sex empemeral and just out of reach unless time changed and I was a traveller Now baby looking back I want to Analise and I know all the facts we should never have met it was both to our detriment but the little crack in the space time continuum we explicated we...more »

Arbos know best

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
If you believe in science which is a loaded statement right from the start because more accuartly it should be stated do you believe in math if it can be mathimatical proven its likely reality' but the proof keep changing nevertheless we know they are on the right course Humans are now proven to be mathamacticaly programable and its a way to control the species way cheaper and more effective than slavery but the model and the thought process have the same geniss and why would any human want to enslave another excpet they had no idea how to love a natrual pyso I see a future where there is... more »

El Nino Update

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Today I want to take a slightly different look at current ENSO conditions, and concentrate on subsurface temperature anomalies along the equator: This is the latest situation: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ Despite positive, albeit weakening, anomalies on the surface, below the surface a huge pool of cold water has been building […]

Portugal Powers Itself for Four Straight Days with 100% Renewable Energy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - Portugal is the most recent nation to prove that renewable energies are the future.

Collective melt-down

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
In the interest of balance, I bring you another perspective on Paul Mason and his extraordinary class-warrior outburst on last night’s Question Time. "The Canary" “Economist, journalist and film maker Paul Mason appeared on BBC Question Time on Thursday night, liberated from all impartiality rules for the first time since leaving *Channel 4 News* earlier this year. It made for explosive viewing, and right-wing pundits were not happy about it.” Liberated from impartiality rules. Right wing pundits. Social media. OMG The Daily Mail....... ........Breath of Fresh Air. As you can se... more »

“Swivel-eyed crazy”

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I was just about to compose a shell-shocked rant about Paul Mason’s extraordinary outburst during last night’s Question Time, but I see OMG The Daily Mail has done it for me. In a sidebar, a brief reference to the BBC: “Dismissed as a 'revolutionary marxist' by George Osborne, Paul Mason's left-wing leanings were no secret during his decade long career at the BBC.” Toby Young and William Cameron Tweeted: I wonder if anyone from the BBC will have anything to say?

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Air Crash -- News Updates May 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Severed arm, luggage and a two-mile oil slick are found by MS804 search crews: Horror for relatives as the discovery of EgyptAir jet debris dashes hopes their loved ones may have survived* * EgyptAir flight MS804 carrying 66 people vanished from radar over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo * Egyptian army discovered wreckage 180 miles north of the city of Alexandria and is hunting for jet's black boxes * Heartbreaking details beginning to emerge about passengers and crew feared dead on board doomed Airbus A320 * Air hostess Samar Ezz Eldin had posted an i... more »

Libya War News Updates -- May 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Dan Lamonthe, Washington Post:* *Who in Libya will the U.S. send weapons to? It’s complicated, says a top general.* BRUSSELS — The top U.S. general overseeing American military operations in Africa said Tuesday that while Washington is considering sending weapons to Libya to fight the Islamic State, doing so will require taking cues from a fledgling unity government that is still struggling to establish support at home. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, told a handful of reporters here that Libya’s internal politics still make it difficult to determ... more »

Facebook, Mommy Bloggers, and Dependence on Tech...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*otherwise known as clearing up the tabs.* I have a very bad habit of storing stuff in tabs. It makes me a bit crazy to see all those open tabs. It seems a reformed *Mommy blogger has quit and posted a rather epic rant.* She could have done more good if she'd refrained from flinging about the "F" word, but such is the internet now. I used to frequent Mommy blogs that focused on decor and such. I don't anymore, for many of the reasons Josie Denise, the Mommy blogger of the rant, outlined. I started to lose patience when all the decor sites started to call a bunch of crap sittin... more »

School in Twin Astronauts’ Hometown Renamed in Their Honor

DAVID PORTER at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Retired astronaut Scott Kelly, right, speaks while standing next to his astronaut twin brother Mark Kelly during an event renaming the elementary school they attended, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in West Orange, N.J. Pleasantdale Elementary School was renamed the Kelly Elementary School during the ceremony.] WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey school is so proud of two of its most famous alumni that it’s taking their name. The Pleasantdale Elementary School in West Orange will now be known as the Kelly Elementary School,... more »

Fight for $15 Prepares to March to McDonald’s Gates

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Fight for $15 - 900] The Fight for $15 movement announced plans Thursday to march on McDonald's corporate headquarters in opposition to the company and low wages. McDonald's has been accused on numerous occasions of taking advantage of workers by paying them low wages. The... more »

Jay Richards Talks Obamacare, Little Sisters and the Link Between Religious and Economic Liberty

Jay Richards at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Cato Institute - 900] Stream Executive Editor Jay Richards appeared May 18, 2016 on the CATO Institute Daily Podcast and discussed Obamacare, the Little Sisters and the link between religious and economic liberty. You can enjoy the podcast here.

Two-Parent Families Get Subsidized Housing by Posing as Single Mothers

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Poor housing - 900] Adult men are almost as common a sight in housing projects as women, even though data show that virtually every subsidized apartment is occupied by low-income women whose poverty status is based on being single mothers with no man. They can... more »

Knifeman Stabs Four Women In Hampton Supermarket Car Park

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Four women were stabbed at a supermarket in a leafy neighborhood of London on Friday morning. One woman is fighting for her life after raising the alarm at 10.45am when a crazed knifeman targeted women at random at Sainsbury’s car park in Hampton, west London. The Mirror reports: Scotland Yard confirmed a man in his 60s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. Officers found three women with knife injuries in the car park and a fourth female victim at a nearby house – and is now fighting for her life in hospital. The man was arrested in dramatic scenes after a Tase... more »

Top U.S. General: Agreement For U.S. Troops In Libya Could Be Reached ‘Any Day’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Agreement that could lead to U.S. troops in Libya could be reached ‘any day’* ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The U.S. military’s top general said Thursday that the Libyan government is in a “period of intense dialogue” that could soon lead to an agreement in which U.S. military advisers will be deployed there to assist in the fight against the Islamic State. “There’s a lot of activity going on underneath the surface,” said Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We’re just not ready to deploy capabilities yet because there hasn... more »

Was The Fix In For Denmark To Buy The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
F-35Cs of VFA-101 and F-18 Super Hornets in flight near NAS Fallon in September 2015. Wikimedia *Defense News*: *Boeing Disputes Denmark’s F-35 Evaluation* WASHINGTON — Boeing is challenging the Danish government’s recommendation that Denmark select Lockheed Martin’s F-35 for its next-generation fighter fleet, claiming that the Danes used flawed data to determine the cost of each plane. Boeing Vice President Debbie Rub told a Danish parliamentary committee in a private hearing Thursday that the recommendation that Denmark buy 27 F-35s to replace its aging F-16 fighter fleet was ba... more »

Is a Sexually Transmitted Yeast Infection Making People Mentally Ill?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
I have thought for many years that a significant amount of mentally symptomatic individuals were dealing with some form of invasive infection, fungal or otherwise. Most likely what has happened here is that an unknown biological factor has produced the problem while also disturbing the yeast biology which is not particularly decisive on its own. It may even be a fungal or a virus or a cat virus as i have also speculated upon. What is important today is that we have biological marker attached to schizophrenia and we really need to track it down. Maybe this is also a great test ... more »

Study Suggests Free Will Is An Illusion?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This has diddly squat to do with free will but is an excellent demonstration of our subconscious at work which can see slightly across time when necessary. Free will entails actual human cognition carried out in our brain however informed or not by the subconscious. Otherwise this is good work that allows us to refine our knowledge of subconscious capabilities. considering that our subconscious is quite able to take over all our involuntary muscles and send us rocketing up a tree or even bye the bye to allow us to do a time slip in order to avoid sudden death in a head on as has... more »

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
This is more on this topic. The process is well described here. Initial work eliminated all the physical aspects in seventy five percent of the mice tested. That happens to be huge and whatever else is done such as improving diets, actually cleaning up the damage is the first priority because that allows the brain to heal properly without working around damage. I predict that Alzheimer will be completely curable inside five years and preventable thereafter. The same protocols should also be highly efficacious for Parkinson's and for PTSD. *New Alzheimer’s treatment ... more »

10 Modern-Day Sightings Of Reptilian Humanoids

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
I have carried several detailed reports on reptilians on this blog and here we have another collection. I do not find many of them too convincing but here they are. That 1934 report is important at the end because it peals things back before a key report in Sci Am. I now know that earlier reports actually exist and then likely inspired the work in Sci am. These are robust human sized creatures who are apparently working in our economy somehow or the other while also responsible for Men in black reports and likely similar stories. We are looking for large men dressed inappropriat... more »

Snowden Says Destruction Of Secret CIA Torture Report Was No Mistake

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Following the recent ‘revelation’ that the CIA had accidentally destroyed their only copy of a top secret report on torture, exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was quick to point out that the spy agency never does anything by mistake. The agency’s internal watchdog told Congress that the electronic copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,700-page report and a hard disk were both mistakenly destroyed last year. RT reports: The comprehensive Senate torture report could be what was needed to really drive the point home about America’s use of torture and its true effectivenes... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
LIVE BLOG: Join us for the latest developments on #EgyptAir. https://t.co/ropznmJsk2 pic.twitter.com/LF767YftSo — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 20, 2016

Short Explanation Of Islamic State’s Bombing Campaign In Iraq’s Baghdad

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Baghdad is currently facing a wave of bombings by the Islamic State. That is due to two factors. 1st IS is losing on the battlefield and is turning towards more insurgent and terrorist attacks in response. The capital has been the main victim of this shift. At the same time, it is the time for the annual spring offensive, which has been going on since 2004. That has always been characterized by more bombings, especially in Baghdad. May 2016 isn’t even over yet and there have already been as many car bombings in the governorate since August 2015, and as many suicide bombers as April... more »

Boulder Students for Life Score a Win Against Campus Censorship

Mike Adams at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Freedom of Speech Thought - 900] When people think about the war on campus free speech they often think about the concept of the Heckler's Veto. There are many examples of hecklers attempting to negate free speech by simply shouting and drowning out the speaker. At... more »

To Love, as Jesus Did, the Supposedly Unlovable

Anna McCarthy at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Stripper Shoes Fishnet Club - 900] A while back I was asked by a group of pastors’ wives to go with them to strip clubs. That sentence alone sounds strange. But hang with me. At first I was a little hesitant. And not for reasons you... more »

Moscow Suggests US-led Coalition Strike ISIS In Syria With Russia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Russian Defense Minister has proposed that the US-led coalition fighting against ISIS in Iraq and Syria should fly joint missions with Russia in Syria. Sergey Shoigu told journalists: “Taking such a step would help the progress of the peace settlement in Syria. Of course such measures have been agreed with the Syrian Arab Republic. Yesterday we started negotiating these measures with our colleagues in Oman and Geneva,” referring to a US center for peace negotiations based in the Jordanian capital and the city in Switzerland, where UN-backed peace negotiations are under way. RT ... more »

Structural biology corrections highlight best of the scientific process

Jeffrey Perkel at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
If you need evidence of the value of transparency in science, check out a pair of recent corrections in the structural biology literature. This past August, researchers led by Qiu-Xing Jiang at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center corrected their study, first published in February 2014 in eLife, of prion-like protein aggregates called MAVS […] The post Structural biology corrections highlight best of the scientific process appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Words, Words, Words

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Young Mr.Trudeau is starting to get under my skin. It isn't the Kabuki Theatre the other day in the House that bothers me. It's the announcement that the Liberals plan to contest the class action lawsuit which veterans brought against the Harper government. Tasha Kheiriddin writes: The vets claimed the Tories were discriminating against combatants in modern-day conflicts, such as Afghanistan, by offering them lump-sum payments, rather than the life-long pensions paid to veterans of older conflicts, such as the Korean War. The issue cost the Conservatives support among veterans’ gr... more »

Whistleblower Nurse Warns Of Forced Flu Shots In US Hospitals

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A whistleblower nurse has described her experience inside a hospital that has taken orders to unknowingly force vaccinate patients with the flu shot. In the video below she describes how The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has redefined the term “Biologics” being used in hospital consent forms to include vaccines. “Since the Affordable Care Act came out, we are now – as nurses – required to ask every single patient when they come to the hospital if you’ve had your flu vaccine or your pneumococcal vaccine. If you say no to either one of those, in the computer, an order will generate ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* A tiny firm at the center of one of Wall Street's ugliest lawsuits just landed a spot advising Monsanto on a huge deal Intelligence official warns of wave of planned ISIS attacks in France Bayer is making a move for Monsanto Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them Greek Pipeline Breakthrough To Challenge Russian Gas Dominance In Europe Malvinas War 2.0? - Independent Audit Confirms The Falkland Islands Are A Billion-Barrel Basin In other words, enough to keep the world going for eleven (count 'em) days. EU... more »

Super Skinny Future

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Profile of luxury condo's in NYC Urban legend has it that in many parts of Hong Kong the vertical population densisty would make it impossilble for all the residents to fit into the horziontial streets if they shal all choose to go there at the same time. If your living in a luxury condo this is a good thing and a great life style.

Dong Energy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
[image: DONG-4] Beats EXXon for me.

Israel still Jewish?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Wile Netanyahoo CoyoteIsrael lives in the toughest neighbourhood in the world. The deserve a very wide latitude. I just wonder what is too far. One must wonder how wierd the world evaniligist, Hassdic Jews and Wahbists live in. Wierder still its the same world.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Finishing up on a project right now. Blogging will return at 11:00 EST. World News Briefs and Military Intelligence News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

Antisemitism enquiry, a Labour of love

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
The enquiry into antisemitism is getting more and more absurd and surreal. This subject is loosely related to the BBC, because the BBC’s hostility to Israel is partly responsible for facilitating the expanding acceptability of antisemitism. Antisemitism even seems to be trending amongst eternally immature people with a penchant for the keffiyeh. We used to talk about ‘dinner party’ antisemitism, which of course has been culturally appropriated by the Muslims*. Apparently dinner party *Islamophobia* is the grievance du jour, and implicit and explicit antisemitism has moved on. ... more »

House Republicans Take A Stand: For Bigotry Against LGBT Families

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Paul Ryan needs to understand bigotry is not wonky* Sean Patrick Maloney, a New Dem from New York's Lower Hudson Valley (parts of Orange, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties) has two functions in Congress: to slavishly serve the interests of the Wall Street banksters and to push LGBT equality; he's a gay conservative. Generally speaking, he's one of the most right wing Democrats in Congress, except where it comes to bills relating to his own sexuality. Kyrsten Sinema is even worse, but Maloney is, in general, pond scum. Wednesday night around 1am, though, he was awesome... fo... more »

Egyptian Military Finds and Has Confirmed Debris From Crashed Airliner

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Reuters The Egyptian military *found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris *from an EgyptAir jet floating in the Mediterranean, Cairo said on Friday, confirming that the plane had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. The navy said it had found* the debris about 290 km (180 miles) north of the coastal city of Alexandria* and was sweeping the area in search of the plane's black box recorders. * RT*: Location of Plane Debris- Note the proximity of Cyprus and Israel? Recall the UK/US sovereign military base mentioned in yesterdays post? Think about Israel i... more »

India Plans To Divert Major Rivers To Tackle Drought

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
India is set to divert water from its rivers to tackle sever droughts. The Indian government is pushing ahead with the ambitious and expensive engineering project, despite strong opposition from lawmakers, environmentalists and it’s neighbor, Bangladesh. The minister of water resources Uma Bharti said that transferring water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas is now her government’s top priority. Environmentalists have opposed the project and argue it will invite ecological disaster but the Supreme Court has ordered its implementation. RT r... more »

Al Qaeda Goes to Syria: How to Build an Emirate Overnight

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
*May 20, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Let's try a thought experiment. Suppose you want to create your own army in say, Syria. You live in Pakistan. You are also a listed terrorist organization allegedly being hunted by multiple nations around the world including both the United States and the EU. How do you suppose you "move" to Syria and build your army or even something as grand as an "emirate?" With what money? With what political support? How do you pass the various borders between Pakistan and Syria to even arrive in your new "emirate?" Like a narrative of a Saturday morning c... more »

Do you ever wonder why Paul Craig Roberts refers to Hillary Clinton as "Killary"? Well read this. This artical was composed by Michael Collins, a friend of mine who writes factual articals on places and people that most U.S. readers would not learn about from the so-called "mainstream media".

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 15 hours ago
------------------------------ What about violence from the Clinton campaign? Posted on May 18, 2016 by Michael Collins *By Michael Collins (Creative Commons 4.0)* Some rough housing at a Democratic Party convention in Nevada over the weekend shocked party leaders and the mainstream media. The official custodians of propriety demand that Sanders control his followers and denounce their actions. The double standard on this issue is simply appalling since the Clinton campaign represents failed policies that got 350,000 killed and future plans (the “no fly zone” for Syria) that will ... more »

3 Things Texas is Doing to ‘Defy’ Obama’s Transgender Directive

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Girl in locker room - 900] The Obama administration's directive that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice will not stand in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said. "We are going to look at every pathway to resist...more »

Hero Gen. Jerry Boykin Fired By College for Telling the Truth About Transgender Ideology

Peter Wood at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.)] Lieutenant General William "Jerry" Boykin (Ret.) has fallen, one of the first casualties of the Restroom Wars. General Boykin, one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force (which he later commanded) also led the Green Berets and... more »

EgyptAir Crash: French Investigators Question Paris Airport Crew

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mideast Egypt Plane] CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A French judicial official says French aviation investigators have begun to check and question all ground staff at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport who... more »

Federal Employees Give to Dem Campaigns Ten Times More Than to GOP

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: DNC RNC Democrat Republican] Federal workers at the departments of State, Treasury, Justice and Health and Human Services have given at least 10 times more in campaign contributions to Democrats than Republicans so far in the 2016 election cycle. Department of Treasury workers made... more »

Alert! Dakota Access Pipeline Begins Digging, Support Resistance

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Support resistance at Sacred Stone Camp on Standing Rock in Cannonball, North Dakota. Dakota Access Pipeline has started digging -- without a permit. Sacred Stone Camp, Dakota, Lakota and Nakota, are calling on warriors to join them in the resistance. Protect sacred water. URGENT Pipeline Construction in Progress! Call-Out for Support of Resistance No Dakota Access in Treaty Territory

Military Photo of the Day: A Tribute to Fallen Navy SEAL Charles H. Keating IV

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Navy SEAL Memorial] Friends, family and teammates paid tribute to Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Charles H. Keating IV during a May 12, 2016, memorial in Coronado, Calif. Keating was killed in action in Iraq on May 3. All of us at The... more »

The Darker Side of LGBT Theology: From Queer Christ to Transgender Christ

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rainbow flag cross] There is a darker side to LGBT theology, a side that goes far beyond seeking to legitimize same-sex relationships in the name of the Lord. It is a side that seriously perverts the Scriptures and creates a Jesus in its own... more »

Trump Helps Chris Christie Pay off His Campaign Debt

JILL COLVIN & MICHAEL CATALINI at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Trump Christie] LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, delivered a thank-you gift Thursday to the man who arguably risked the most to endorse him: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Trump held a fundraiser that he claimed... more »

Paris Attacks Suspect Abdeslam Refuses to Answer Questions

PHILIPPE SOTTO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Salah Abdeslam, Paris Terror Attacks, Paris Attacks, Brussels, Molenbeek] PARIS (AP) -- The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November’s Paris attacks refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges, and the session ended abruptly. Salah Abdeslam’s lawyer, Frank Berton said his client invoked... more »

As 1st Debris Found From Egypt Plane Crash, No Clue on Cause

MAGGIE MICHAEL & PAISLEY DODDS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 video image released by the Egyptian Defense Ministry, an Egyptian ship searches in the Mediterranean Sea for the missing EgyptAir flight 804 plane which crashed after disappearing from radar early Thursday morning while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo. The Egyptian army said Friday, May 20, 2016 that it has found wreckage of the missing Airbus 320 (290 kilometers) north of the city of Alexandria, Egypt. Logo in top left corner of the Egyptian Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/Egyptian Defense Ministry)] CAIRO (AP) -- Search crews ... more »

Chelsea Manning Appeals ‘Unprecedented’ 35yr Prison Sentence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Chelsea Manning has filed an appeal against her conviction for passing more than 700,000 documents to Wikileaks in 2010 which landed her with a 35-year prison sentence under the Espionage Act. On Thursday lawyers for the whistleblower called her conviction “grossly unfair and unprecedented” arguing that “no whistleblower in American history has been sentenced this harshly.” The Intercept reports: Manning was convicted of six counts of espionage by a military court in 2013 and is currently serving a 35-year sentence in military prison. In January 2010, while serving as an Army intell... more »

Eyeing Senate, Clinton Directing Money to 2016 Battlegrounds

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton, seeking a governing coalition if she wins the White House, is pumping millions of dollars into key battleground states at the heart of her presidential map and Democrats’ quest to regain control of the Senate.... more »

Mr. Hands

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
Come on, don't look at me like that. You knew this was inevitable.

Re-entry Plan

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 17 hours ago
When I saw a seagull flying by yesterday with a giant stick lodged in its tail feathers I had a feeling it could be a rather surreal day. And indeed that is how it turned out as we learned about the re-entry plan for Fort McMurray. After the fire's recent spread and a few set backs I wasn't expecting to hear any good news any time soon. Needless to say, news of this plan gave me a welcome boost. This news was sweetened even further upon learning through a website put out by the municipality that my home sustained no serious structural damage. The smoke will be another issue I'm sure... more »

BREAKING: A mission of national import!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016No fish today:* We're off on a mission of national import. We'll do no posting today. We recommend that you spend twelve minutes watching that sad Morning Joe tape. See yesterday's post. If you prefer "What, us worry?" tales, we'll recommend this instead, from Slate: "Trump Leads Clinton in a New General Election Poll. You Still Don’t Have to Worry." We liberals! When it comes to matters like these, we never seem to be *fully* alive until we're asleep in the woods.

Dear Millenials: I feel your pain. You will feel joy, too!

Real History Lisa at Real History Blog - 17 hours ago
Dear Millenials: Here's what I learned on my first political campaign, whose campaign I joined in 1991 because he said money in politics IS the problem, and to make his point, he refused to accept more than $100 from any one person. He had an 800-number, the equivalent of the fund-raising machine of Bernie Sanders nowadays: 1. The Democratic Establishment HATES populists. (So do the Republicans,

Why China Will Continue To Rely On Coal

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t oldbrew There was a guest post on WUWT by Larry Kummer a couple of days ago, “Britain joins the shift from coal, taking us away from the climate nightmare”, which appeared to be announcing the early death of King Coal. It was triggered by the continuing decline of coal […]

National Energy Board Ok's Trans Mountain Pipeline

Alison at Creekside - 18 hours ago
You're shocked, I'm sure. National Energy Board presser in Calgary today, Robert Steedman : "The NEB recommends that the Government of Canada find the Trans Mountain expansion project to be in Canada's public interest. ... The project would not likely cause significant environmental effects." The Texas-based Kinder Morgan twinned pipeline will run from Alberta to Burnaby and Burrard Inlet BC, increasing tanker traffic by 600%. Here is the Kinder Morgan pipeline in the community of Burnaby in 2007, sending geysers of crude 12 meters into the air for half an hour before spilling i... more »

May 19: The Death of a News Medium

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 18 hours ago
(I am very late in starting this one because I was feeling unwell, most of the day. But there is no need to send expensive gifts. Large cheques with a get well soon note on them will be quite adequate.) The modern, cheap daily newspaper appeared in the late nineteenth century (at a cost of a cent or two). Most of them were never much good because two factors drove them. One factor was they were owned by the wealthy who, from the start used them to put forward what the wealthy wanted put forward. The other factor was to feed the ambitions of the owners. Often, both happened at the ... more »

Washington Turning Up the Pressure on Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
*Putin Is Being Pushed to Abandon His Conciliatory Approach to the West and Prepare for War* By Alastair Crooke (The Huffington Post) BEIRUT — Something significant happened in the last few days of April, but it seems the only person who noticed was Stephen Cohen, a professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University. In a recorded interview, Cohen notes that a section of the Russian leadership is showing signs of restlessness, focused on President Vladimir Putin’s leadership. We are not talking of street protesters. We are not talking coups aga... more »

Confederate Flags Are Now Restricted At U.S. National Cemeteries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
A Confederate battle flag flies at the grave of L.S. Axson, a soldier in the Confederate States Army in the U.S. Civil War © Brian Snyder / Reuters *The Hill*: *House votes to restrict Confederate flag in national cemeteries* The House approved a Democratic proposal on Thursday to limit the display of the Confederate flag in national cemeteries. The amendment to a spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and military construction projects passed 265-159. A total of 158 Republicans opposed the amendment from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), while 84 Republicans join... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Fast-Rope Prep U.S. and Australian sailors prepare to fast-rope from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during Exercise Tricrab off the coast of Guam, May 10, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Doug Harvey

The U.S. Is Stuck In Iraq Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Peshmerga soldiers rehearse urban tactical movement at a training base near Irbil, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2016. Peshmerga soldiers attend a six-week infantry basic course that will help improve their tactical knowledge to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. There are six Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve training locations: four building partner capacity sites and two building specialized training sites. Army photo by Spc. Jessica Hurst *Kevin Reagan, Scout/The National Interest*: *Essay: US Military is Stuck in Iraq Again* The United Stat... more »

U.S. Urged Iraqi Troops To Stay On The Front Lines Instead Of Returning To Baghdad To Protect The City Of Suicide Car Bomb Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of the northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014. Militant Islamist fighters held a parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. Reuters *Military.com*: *US Commanders Talk Iraqis out of Pulling Troops Back to Baghdad* U.S. commanders talked the Iraqi government out of pulling troops from the field to defend Baghdad against suicide attacks coming from ISIS-held Fallujah and... more »

U.S. Adds The Islamic State In Yemen, Libya, And Saudi Arabia To Its Terror List

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
ISIS released still pictures purporting to show massive parade of their militants in the city of Sirte, Libya *CNN*: *US adds ISIS in Yemen, Libya, Saudi to terror list* Washington (CNN)The U.S. added ISIS affiliates from Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen to its list of designated terrorist organizations on Thursday. The move means these groups are being formally listed as designated terrorist organizations, a reflection of the changing assessment of the threat they pose. In the past, U.S. officials have indicated that they saw the groups in Libya, Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... more »

Klára Samková's talk: Should we be afraid of Islam?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
When I studied in detail, I found the well-known attorney's lecture for the ambassadors of the Muslim countries and other guests in the Czech Parliament much better than I expected (even though "stronger" than the type of language that I would naturally use), so here's a translation. There are many references to things like physics, some of them a bit silly, but they make the text more appropriate for this blog, anyway. *Dear guests,* [May 18th, 2016] thank you for the invitation and the opportunity to give a speech. Today's conference is supposed to help to answer the question whet... more »

Britain housing the world

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'A BULGARIAN family of nine who targeted Britain's soft welfare system have been given a council house just three weeks after arriving here.' More here http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/345462/Migrant-family-of-nine-target-Britain-and-get-house-and-benefits-in-32 weeks but not on the pro unlimited immigration BBC where every immigrant is a desperate but fully qualified doctor...

Is enough being spent on the NHS? Asks BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
The BBC manage to report the underfunding crisis in the NHS without mentioning a key demand factor, can you guess what? '... the increase is just a fraction of what the health service actually needs, given it is grappling with issues like the ageing population, obesity and the cost of new drugs. ' Yes, the BBC ignore immigration... You can read the BBC article here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35653455 but not the whole story.

What Would Our Grandparents Think?

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obama - 900] Please join me on a whirlwind tour around the zany world of modern leftism. Many stops are available, so the following ones were just the first ones I saw. Seeing as President Obama and his fellow leftist ideologues can’t permit... more »

What Happened To #NeverTrump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A Koch candidate? Maybe... I guess Romney and the other GOP Establishment anti-trymp die-hards can vote Libertarian in November and see if they can use a Gary Johnson/Bill Weld ticket as the honorable protest that could Nader Herr Trumpf. Apparently, after being turned down flat by Paul Ryan, John Kasich, Jeff Bezos and Ben Sasse, Romney has given up on finding an anti-Trump third party ticket of his own. Mitt Romney has ruled out an independent bid for president and is not actively recruiting any more potential candidates to do so at the moment, though he remains hopeful someon... more »

EgyptAir’s Fate and Ours

Mona Charen at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.] EgyptAir Flight 804 -- carrying 66 people, including three children -- departed from Paris on Wednesday night. Just before it was scheduled to land in Cairo, it appears to have made a 360-degree turn before plunging 9,000 feet and disappearing... more »

Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Climatology Good Biology Bad - 900] Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al Gore started making millions by claiming that anyone who disagreed with his apocalyptic prophecies was... more »

US-Polaris 1 vs. The Hezrou Demon: Sample Icons Combat

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
My group was discussing a bit about how to make Icons combat a bit more comic-like. It's not so much a matter of house rules as making full use of the rules as written. What I decided to do was a mock combat of one of the PCs vs an Icons-adapted Herzou Demon. - US-Polaris 1 drawing by Stephen Pennsi - Herzou image from Pathfinder wiki US-Polaris 1 is a space probe launched in 1957 that was "upgraded" by mysterious aliens. It has telekinetic abilities, albeit subject to burnout. The demon has a nasty bite, some great armor, and a chaos blast that does both damage and dazzl... more »

The Alt-Right's "Demographic Nightmare" Is... Texas 2016

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The Lone Star State Is Majority Minority Already *Guest post by Scott Sumner* There is a growing strand of thought on the conservative “alt-right” that worries about demographic change, especially changes triggered by immigration. The percentage of Americans who are non-Hispanic white is projected to fall from 62.2% in 2014 to only 43.6% in 2060. The alt-right seems to have two worries about this: - A growing minority population they say, especially Hispanics, will lead to American becoming poorer, more like a third world country. - Non-whites are more likely to s... more »

Terrorism Suspected in Crash of Egyptian Jet; 66 Feared Dead

[image: This August 21, 2015 photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. Egyptian aviation officials said on Thursday May 19, 2016 that an EgyptAir plane with the registration SU-GCC, traveling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos. Meanwhile, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he has ordered an "urgent investigation" into crash. Sadek instructed the National Security Prosecutor to open an "extensive investigation" in the incident.] CAIRO... more »

Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Nice work except that organics do oxidize and become colored and present yield is a miserable one percent. Do not get excited about seeing this for sale soon. However thay are on a good track and it may surprise us. A moderate jump in yield and real longitivity will allow a huge market to be served that is already installed. If it can actually pick up much of the spectrum that damages organics as well, they may kill two birds with one stone.. *Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors * * http://www.arch2o.com/transparent-solar-panels-will-turn-wi... more »

This One Number Foretold Donald Trump’s Rise

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
What rings home here is that the slight decline of the medium income is in the face of plenty of number games to keep those numbers up and that is not enough. Far too many families are not happy. It also explains the stagnation of housing markets as well. If the Middle class were expanding dynamically the income base would show a rise. Thus we have added 13,000,000 new workers and have not increasded family incomes. That was not 13,000,000 new families and much of that new income went to sustain family incomes which still fell. Thus it is actually much worse than thought. Of... more »

The Secret History of Three Obnoxious Weeds

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is rather importent. i had always suspected that pig weed was far too closely related to amaranth to be an accident. This work that we have been reporting on has firmly linked South Americans with the South Eastern USA and it follows that their food grains came as well. We are actually talking about Amaranth, Chia seeds and Quinoa run wild and actually all such plants produce lambs quarters which happens to be the immature plant. We used to harvest a patch just when they had produced their second set of leaves for a superior green to both spinach and chard. We are now c... more »

Kingdom-busting Volcanoes Linked to the rise of the Roman Empire

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: Cleopatra] This is an extremely interesting observation and also serves to explain the unusual climate that brought Joseph to power back in the Bronze Age over a millennia and a half earlier. The first thing to do then is to locate a nearby nasty volcano that would impact the Ethiopian highlands while not necessarily been noticed elsewhere. As it turns out one of the top ten and the only one in Africa is located in the Republic of Congo directly west of Ethiopia. The ash cloud would certainly envelope those same highlands as they are naturally down wind. At the same t... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Mosquito control officials say New Orleans actively fending off the Zika virus ~Bob Marshall, The Lens* *Arpents, Ligas, and Acres ~Richard Campanella, Know Louisiana* Google Earth image of False River area showing French long lots, American township-and-range, and English metes-and-bounds at upper right. *Courtesy of Richard Campanella*

Tort of Conversion

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Tran v. Chung, 2016 ONCA 378: [23] The tort of conversion involves "a wrongful interference with the goods of another, such as taking, using or destroying these goods in a manner inconsistent with the owner's right of possession": Boma Manufacturing Ltd. v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, [1996] 3 S.C.R. 727, at para. 31. The tort is of one of strict liability and so it is no defence that the wrongful act was committed without intent: Boma, at para. 31. Even if the claimant is negligent with respect to its chattel, the wrongdoer will not be able to contest liability on the bas... more »

Federal Judge Upholds Virginia Voter Photo ID Law

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Voting Booths, Voters, Elections, America] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday upheld Virginia’s 2013 law requiring voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls. The Virginia Democratic Party sued state elections officials, saying the photo ID requirement unconstitutionally suppresses voting... more »

Edward Snowden: The CIA ‘Never Destroys Something By Mistake’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Edward Snowden. PHOTO: REUTERS *The Independent*: *Edward Snowden warns CIA ‘never destroys something by mistake’* Former NSA contractor responds to reports inspector general's office destroyed their only copy of a 6,700 page report on advanced interrogation techniques Edward Snowden has responded to reports the CIA inspector general’s office “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a comprehensive Senate 'torture report' with a stinging rebuttal: “When the CIA destroys something, it's never a mistake.” An intelligence agency was quoted by Yahoo News as saying CIA inspector gen... more »

21 Conservative Democrats Vote With The GOP Against Closing The Guantánamo Gulag

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Wednesday night the House passed the 2017 Defense Authorization Act 277-147, most Democrats voting against it, although most of the Blue Dogs and New Dems voted with the GOP for passage, despite a paragraph that got added in the dead of night by Oklahoma City wing-nut Steve Russell that allows federal contractors to fire employees for *being* gay. That was just one of the reasons most Democrats objected to the bill. Earlier Jerry Nadler had offered an amendment that most Democrats did like-- to remove funding prohibitions on the closure of the Guantánamo gulag-- but that failed 1... more »

Dry Erase Scrabble Menu

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Scrabble Crafts are one of my absolute favorite things to make. They are easily quick to pull together and they have such a cute factor! Earlier this week, I did a live Facebook video with my daughter showing how to make five of our favorite Scrabble Crafts. Right after we finished the video we started getting requests for written instructions for the projects, so here is the first one! You can find the original video at the end of the post if you would rather watch! This Dry Erase Scrabble Menu is one of my VERY favorite Scrabble project, probably only second to this Name Scrabbl... more »

Google Honors Bin Laden Supporter With Google Doodle

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Yuri Kochiyama Google Doodle - 900] Yuri Kochiyama was a Japanese-American who was placed in an internment camp as a young adult during World War II and went on to a lengthy career as an activist. Kochiyama died in 2014, but Thursday's Google Doodle honors her on... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Munshi on the warpath again* *I am a great admirer of the work of Jamal Munshi. He really hits Warmists where it would hurt if they were real scientists. As it is, of course, neither evidence nor logic is really of interest to them.In the paper below, he hits at the most basic assertion of Warmism: That fossil fuel emissions influence the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.I have read the full paper and have no quarrel with its theory or methodology. I am however a little uneasy at the criterion used for statistical significance. He uses the more severe standard emanating f... more »

Donald, Hillary and the Bernie Factor

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sanders Clinton Trump - 900] WASHINGTON -- Among the abundant ironies of this election cycle, there is this: We are now in the eighth year of the most liberal administration since Lyndon Johnson’s. The primary elections reveal a national mood of anxiety, apprehension and anger,... more »

Is This Hillary Clinton's Future Secretary of State (Or National Security Adviser)?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Victoria Nuland, U.S. Embassy, Georgia *Philip Giraldi, The American conservative, The American Conservative*:* Clinton’s Hawk-in-Waiting* If Hillary wins the White House, expect Victoria Nuland to be at her side. The other day, a question popped up on a Facebook thread I was commenting on: “Where is Victoria Nuland?” The short answer, of course, is that she is still holding down her position as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. But a related question begs for a more expansive response: Where will Victoria Nuland be after January? Nuland is one of Hil... more »

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