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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

21 May - Blogs I'm Following

11;20pm MDST

Texas Butterflies

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 47 minutes ago

A Look At How Saudi Arabia Is Transforming Kosovo Into A Radical Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
New York Times *Carlotta Gall, NYT*: *How Kosovo Was Turned Into Fertile Ground for ISIS* Extremist clerics and secretive associations funded by Saudis and others have transformed a once-tolerant Muslim society into a font of extremism. PRISTINA, Kosovo — Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds of young bearded men make a show of kneeling to pray on the sidewalk outside an improvised mosque in a former furniture store. The mosque is one of scores built here with Saudi government money and blamed for spreading Wahhabism — the... more »

Are Politics Involved In The Naming Of U.S. Navy Ships?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
*Washington Times*: *Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved* Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The naming followed... more »

The U.S. Navy Is Going All In On Unmanned Technologies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
The X-47B on the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 10, 2013. US Navy Photo *Mark Pomerleau, Defense Systems*: *The Navy has seen the future and it's filled with drones* U.S. Naval forces are going all in on unmanned technologies. As evidence, look no further than two recent appointments: retired Marine Gen. Frank Kelley as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems and Rear Adm. Robert Girrier as Director of Unmanned Warfare Systems in the newly established N99 directorate, which will oversee development of the Navy’s unmanned air, surface and un... more »

Top U.S. General Makes Secret Trip Into Syria To Meet U.S. Special Operations Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
Gen. Votel meeting with Syrian Anti ISIS leaders inside Syria today. *CNN:* *Top U.S. commander completes day-long secret visit to Syria* (CNN)Gen. Joseph Votel, commanding general of U.S. Central Command, completed a secret several-hour-long trip to northern Syria to visit several locations where there are U.S. special operations forces and meet with local forces the U.S. is helping train to fight ISIS. CNN was the only television news team to accompany him. The visit to northern Syria occurred during a trip to other countries in the region. It comes amid an effort by the U.S. mil... more »

EgyptAir Flight 804 Crash -- News Updates May 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
*Daily Mail:* *Were EgyptAir passengers alive for three minutes as plane burned? Experts say flight data 'points towards a bomb' as first pictures emerge of MS804's wreckage and search teams 'discover black box'* * The first pictures of the mangled wreckage from EgyptAir flight 804 have emerged from the crash site * Investigators confirm smoke alarms were sounding on board EgyptAir Flight MS804 before it crashed into the sea * Experts say the leaked data indicates that the plane crash was caused by an on-board bomb or 'incendiary device' * Hundreds of mourners gathered to offer pr... more »

U.S. Oficials Are Claiming That Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Has Been Killed In A U.S. Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
*CNN*: *Taliban leader Mullah Mansour likely killed in airstrike, U.S. officials say* Washington (CNN)Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was likely killed in an airstrike in Pakistan on Saturday, two U.S. officials told CNN. One of the officials said the strike occurred around 6 a.m. ET Saturday morning in a remote area of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, southwest of the town of Ahmad Wal. Mansour was the target of the strike, and a second adult male combatant traveling with him in a vehicle also was likely killed, the official added. U.S. officials are still assessing... more »

Should The U.S. Create A 'Foreign Legion'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
Photo of Army Parade in Rome, 2 june 2007, Festa della Repubblica Italiana. Wikipedia *Steven Metz, WPR*: *Why the United States Should Consider Creating a Foreign Legion* In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama campaigned for president promising to extricate the United States from its grinding wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His administration, Obama hoped, would be known for domestic programs rather than war-fighting. Unfortunately America’s adversaries had different intentions. Obama has now been at war longer than any other U.S. president. A case can be made that America’s ongoing milit... more »

These World War II Soldiers Achieved The Impossible

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 51 minutes ago
*LOLWOT:* *10 Heroic World War II Soldiers Who Achieved The Impossible* World War 2 was one of the most devastating conflicts throughout the entire human history. Millions upon millions of people died, disease spread without mercy, and the destruction was on a level no country could fathom at the time. The only good thing to come from the war is the heroics of men and women who braved everything and risked it all to stand against tyranny and evil. The following ten soldiers managed to achieve the impossible, and they ended up becoming famous for their triumphs. We definitely couldn... more »

Cornelius McGillicuddy IV Eyes His Old Ft. Myers House Seat; Stumbles Over Puerto Rico

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Best dressed Connie and Mary* This is a post about what's been happening politically in FL-19, one of the 3 or 4 Florida congressional districts being most savagely impacted by global warming. The hurricane-ravaged district, where salt water is seeping into the groundwater as the Gulf rises, starts down south around Turtle Island, works its way up through Naples, past Bonita Bay to Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It includes most of Lee County and half of Collier County. At just 28%, it's the congressional district with the lowest share of registered Democrats. Obama lost to Romney 61-3... more »

Kick Ass

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
Kick-Ass Trailer

I Am Back... Thank You Everyone For Your Support And Patience

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I am back.... I had to spend the last few days doing so much work and errands that I had to put this blog on temporary hold... I also of course took care of my better half while she has been recovering from the auto accident she was involved in two Fridays ago.... Yes, it has been a hectic last few days... With my mate basically laid up with some back pain, I had to take care of all business, family, and personal work and put any writings at this blog on hold..... I also spent the last three evenings going to different automobile dealerships looking for a replacement for our vehicle... more »

Dipshit Donald

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 4 hours ago

Do Nuclear Accidents Generate a "Garden of Eden" for Wildlife?

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Do Nuclear Accidents Generate a "Garden of Eden" for Wildlife? - YouTube Published on May 21, 2016 This lecture was recorded May 19th,. 2016 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California ----------------------------------------­---------------------------- Given increasing energy needs related to global development, and the specter of climate change related to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, there is an urgent need for large scale energy production that does not involve the production of greenhouse gasses. Nuclear energy is one possible solution that has been embrace... more »

The Revolution

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Benefits of Soaking Your Feet in Apple Cider Vinegar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
It is amazing how the enthusiasm for apple cider vinegar keeps rolling on. In the end, it is really the vinegar of choice for therapies calling for ingestion and that usually is called for as a counter to over indulgence. Then it is really good for you. Generally though diluted as a drink is a simple way to use it. The Roman soldiers actually got a daily ration of wine vinegar in order to add to their water or the other way around. That at least suppressed pathogens from local creek water on the march. Considering that they covered twenty miles every day on the m... more »

As Obama's Presidency Winds Down, Mothers in Federal Prison Hope for Compassion

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
[image: 2016 0508m] There is a subset of the prison population in which leniency is clearly indicated. All need a creditable sponsor such as a religious leader in order to allow pardons to be granted in the volumes truly required. It is bone easy to pick a case. It is a nightmare to responsibly choose ten thousand cases and that is surely what is needed. Thus sponsorship needs to be legislated into existence along with a tracking system that establishes sponsor success regarding recidivism. Rather obviously this can open the door to corruption and the threat... more »

Donald Trump, the Centrist, has Attracted an Army of Disaffected Patriots

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
Radical Centrist is the proper label that describes most of us. So called left or right positions are seen as radically wrong headed at the least and symptomatic of immature thinking. At least Conrad Black is in the remarkable position to actually judge the Donald on his past behavior and I am impressed. I am also impressed on his brilliant development of his campaign. It was ultimately genius but also forced the Donald to assume the role of a accomplished actor playing Archie Bunker. Do not imagine this is ever easy for an Ivy league educated person. As one who cannot help bu... more »

Ex-spy Chief: White House Ignores Elephant in the Room

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 4 hours ago
[image: (Mandel Nagan/AFP/Getty Images; Photo Illustration by Jens Almroth/Epoch Times)] Well maybe. The present political structure is unsustainable and will dominate decision making there. At the same time, imitating military expenditures will never be enough to make them competitive anytime soon. Sooner or later the sheer wastefulness will start to grate when it is also so unnecessary. It is better to position ourselves to assist in the change to superior political structure and to develop an active working alliance that respects each others national inter... more »

NRA Suckers Fall For Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Yesterday the NRA endorsed Trump, who they are very aware once said, "I support the ban on assault weapons." Watch him slightly modify his stand-up routine for the gun-nuts. Trump changed his tune and is now singing the kinds of lies the NRA chieftains love, like how Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the SecondAmendment. She doesn't'o one does. Herr Trumpf 2 weeks ago: ""Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Hillary Clinton wants to take your guns away, and she wants to abolish the Second Amendment." PolitFact's ruling on Trump's bullshit: We found no evidence of... more »

Election Commentary roundup

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*Reuters called her a China-weary leader. So true. It also referred to her "Democratic People's Party". *sigh** Lots of media commentary, but on Twitter, Eric Hundman summed it up nicely: it's all about Tsai's election, but every title contains the word *China*... Still, Jon Sullivan, Taiwan expert and media researcher at the U of Nottingham observed that the media reporting seemed to improve. I concur. Major media outlets such as NYTimes, AP, and WaPo all turned out good reports. Even BBC's report was very sympathetic. There's a lot more knowledge out there, reporters and editors ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 5 hours ago
*Some pretty pictures of snow and ice that allegedly prove global warming* *I am not going to reproduce any of the pictures as it is just typical Leftist cherry-picking. You can pick pictures to show almost anything. It is statistics you need if you are to generalize. And, overall, polar ice has been INCREASING.So how come all the pretty pictures? Mainly because glaciers are always changing -- mostly in response to precipitation. Glaciers that are getting more snowfall than usual will be advancing and glaciers getting less will be retreating. And there are alwa... more »

May 21: Well, I never - a rich man who doesn't pay taxes!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/past-returns-prove-trump-has-paid-zero-income-tax-in-previous-years/vi-BBti925?ocid=spartandhp A man has made so much money he can finance his own run for president and have his own private jet. But he didn't make enough to pay any income taxes. And this is a man that a public, angry at such excesses, is turning to for leadership. The Irving press didn't have the story; but we will seldom see a more iimportant one. This could well destroy Trump's chances even of getting the nomination.And, leaving the angry with a choice of just Hillary Clinton, ... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #159Ezekial/Ezekiel merged with the Membrane

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
*Ezekial and the membrane* *Note: this data is very preliminary. Its not often I get direct messages within the dream state but this one was very clear and loud. * *I have felt since I first heard about the membrane being a living entity, that it was a neutral entity, created solely so that the illusion of separation from Source could be experienced as part of the WHAT-IF experiment that originated in the Original Garden. I could be wrong in that assessment, but since it is already in voluntary retreat and disengaging, that's not the behavior of an entity that seeks to maintai... more »

How Can I Know Who I Am, When I Am All This?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Mary Rivas* - The ancients saw their universe as multiple, with consciousness existing in myriad of layers.

In Swing State Suburbs, White Women Are Skeptical of Trump

BILL BARROW & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken May 7, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Washington. Donald Trump faces a struggle proving himself to white, suburban women, who could be crucial in the November general election.] WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he’ll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the idea of voting... more »

United Methodists Repeal Previous Endorsement of Roe v. Wade

Jeff Walton at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: First United Methodist Church] Portland, OR -- United Methodists have taken major steps toward affirming the sanctity of all human life during their denomination's quadrennial General Conference meeting this week in Portland, Oregon. On the final day of the May 10-20 gathering, delegates voted... more »

Magic Mushrooms Finally Being Accepted As Viable Treatment For Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Michael Forrester* - First cannabis and now magic mushrooms are slowly being introduced back into the vocabulary of medical scientists.

The Real, Honest-to-Goodness Date of the Aztec UFO Crash (Maybe)

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
It is now time to consolidate all the information we have gathered about the date of the Aztec UFO crash. It began when it was claimed that the date had been identified and agreed to by all the various UFO researchers for a long time. That didn’t seem to be right to me so I decided to take a look into it. Yes, in my book, *History of UFO Crashes*, I said the date was March 25, 1948. I had gone through some of the literature on the subject and like everyone else; I liked the precision of having a single date for it. I also noted that this was a hoax, one that I believed everyone in t... more »

Investigators: Smoke Detected on Egypt Jet Just Before Crash

HAMZA HENDAWI & RAPHAEL SATTER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[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 »

Finger Lickin Good?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago

GMO Safety and GMO Chemical Safety Confounded

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
CLARIFYING ISSUES It is important to separate out two issues when it comes to GMOs: 1. Safety of genetic modified products 2. Safety of chemicals used widely on the majority of GMO products. Most GMOs on the market are Round-Up ready. While there are considerable uncertainties associated with studying the safety of genetic modification techniques, there are fewer uncertainties in applying classical laboratory testing procedures to evaluate the safety of the chemicals that are widely and extensively used on the GMO crops that we consume in the US. IS ROUND-UP SAFE? This week my ...more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
And talking about News-watch, while I've been somewhat out of action in recent days, David Keighley has been busy keeping plently of fire, all firmly focused on the BBC's EU referendum coverage... ...and he's posted a methodically-detailed article about an edition of Jeremy Vine's show on BBC Radio 2 - an edition that he, from listening to it, thinks is the most biased thing about the EU referendum he's heard yet from the BBC (and he's heard a lot). Indeed, he's finding it hard to imagine *anyone* that could possibly bemore biased. This was Wednesday's edition of the Jeremy Vine... more »

How Many End Of The Republican Party Articles Will We See Over The Next Year?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Trump isn't as "un-Republican" as people sometimes paint him. Like the House Republicans, Trump seems to have agreed to making repealing Dodd-Frank, a bill meant to protect Americans from Wall Street excesses. "Trump told Reuters in an interview Tuesday that he will produce a plan that’s 'close to a dismantling' of the 2010 financial regulation law that came in response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis." Trump doesn't expect voters to judge him based on policy as much as on entertainment value and some kind of patina of "strength." He's disdainful of policy and doesn't seem to hav... more »

Pilots Claim They Saw UFO With Green Lights Near Istanbul Airport

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Two Turkish pilots claim that they saw a UFO with green lights pass over their plane as they approached Atatürk Airport in Istanbul on May 19th Russia Today reports: The “flying-saucer incident” took place around Silivri district of Istanbul on Thursday. The plane heading from the western Turkish resort town of Bodrum to Istanbul was flying at around 5,100 meters at the time of the sighting. “An unidentified object with green lights passed 2 to 3,000 feet (600 to 900 meters) above us. Then it disappeared all of a sudden. We are guessing that it was a UFO,” the two pilots told the Ai... more »

Pyramid Lake: Eagle Staff Run and Honoring Warriors of 1860

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson and Buck Sampson Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE NATION -- The Eagle Staff War Memorial Run recounted the Pyramid Lake War of 1860. The nine mile run on Friday, May 20, 2016, ended with a feed for the people.  Buck Sampson said, "It was the Eagle Staff War Memorial Run for the War Between the Calvary

Lightning Kills Four Elephants In Northern Sri Lanka

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Four elephants, including two calves, were killed by lightning in northern Sri Lanka earlier this month Officials called it one of the worst wildlife tragedies to hit the country in years. The Economic Times reports: A female elephant, aged about 25 years, and two of her calves, aged 10 months and two years, and an eight-year-old female were found dead Sunday just outside the Wilpattu wildlife sanctuary, an official said. “Villagers from neighbouring areas alerted the authorities and we carried out autopsies,” .. Local villagers in Mahavilachchiya, 250 kilometres (156 miles) north of... more »

China Is Not Feeding Africans Human Corned Beef Says Official

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
China denies claims of selling canned human meat labelled as corned beef to Africa. After rumours on social media made tabloid headlines, the ambassador was forced to deny claims that companies in China were marinating dead human bodies and then packaging them as corned beef to be sent to Zambia. i News reports: Yang Youming, the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia, was not impressed. “Today a local tabloid newspaper is openly spreading a [rumour], claiming that the Chinese use human meat to make corned beef and sell it to Africa,” he said, Xinhua news agency reported. Meat rumours are ‘ma...more »

The compas of live

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
do you even know what degree its good for you in the northern]\ laTITUES but we know where you l;ve and hoestlyl we are comming for yoj lazy bear hunting fur wearig love life do not start talking about sustainablityh to me you artic love life th compass is all fucked we are al;l gioubg tio di so calibrate well

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Thousands March Against Monsanto As Bayer Takeover Looms

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
More than 400 demonstrations took place around the world with people voicing their anger at US biotech Monsanto. The company is facing a possible takeover from big pharma company Bayer. The German pharmaceutical and chemical corporation, is reportedly considering a bid for the agrochemical and biotechnology corporation, Monsanto. RT reports: “The whole world hates Monsanto!” read the banners among a throng in Paris, marching to the sound of a drum band. #Tomorrowland https://t.co/wPLLCrfz55 RT JuanMazaCalleja: Paris: People gathering to protest against #Monsanto, #… pic.twitter.co... more »

Calling Bullshit

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
Fat finger discount on history, Ugly dont sell, At least they did not blame the dog.

Steve Steve Steve Steve

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
Shirley you can be serious once in a while and why why not is it because of all your history days and all the love that has fallen in your forest without you ever taking an axe or a saw in hand the long harvest walks in your land with fire and shrooms in the roots and moss it sinks so deep around your feet with every step and the smell is so fresh it defies temperature.

Think Tank

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
· Think Tank T " *1)An organization that attempts to use creativity and higher levels of cognition to help to make the world a better place.2)A place where neo-conservatives remove their brains and place them in a pot of boiling water. The results are then eaten just before the participants go on talk shows. Sometimes the hosts are even brought a small plate of the delicacy before the taping, to help them concentrate*" - · think tank

Some News Some Maipulation, no pictures of the invisibel hand

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Oil Oil everywhere and water oily. Have humans no outlet to get mad anymore?

BBC One 'News at Six' (yet more)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
When we last left our monitoring of which side's angle comes first in either the headlines or the whole bulletin on BBC One's News at Six (EU referendum-wise), the tally stood at a hugely imbalanced *14 *for Remain and *3* for Leave. In the week since we've seen: 15/5 *Leave *"Boris Johnson compares the EU to Hitler, saying both wanted a single European state. His critics say the comments are offensive". 16/5 *Remain *"The Chancellor George Osborne has said the economic debate over whether Britain should stay in the EU is over. Speaking at Stanstead Airport Mr Osborne said an exi... more »

Breaking news...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
For fans of stats, here's another thing I've been monitoring this year regarding the BBC's EU referendum coverage: ...namely the BBC Breaking News Twitter feed (followed by nearly 23 million people). All I set out to do was the count the number of Remain-helpful and Leave-helpful tweets sent out by BBC Breaking News. Here's what I've got so far, complete with every tweet sent out about the EU referendum from BBC Breaking News... For you to check my findings for yourself (and please call out any ones you disagree with - and you might disagree with a fair few of them), I will col... more »

World on the Move

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
It's one of the pleasing features of the *Spectator *that it has some regular columnists who *aren't *typical *Spectator *writers. Their Radio columnist Kate Chisholm always reads to me as if she'd be much more suited to writing for the *Guardian* or the BBC. Her views are invariably impeccably *bien pensant *(as her fellow *Speccie *columnist Rod Liddle might say) and she's nothing if not *strongly* pro-BBC to boot. It was hardly surprising, therefore, to read her hymning the BBC's praises in her latest column: Monday’s ‘World on the Move Day’ on Radio 4 was a bold challenge to ... more »

Retired U.S. General Odierno Says Islamic State Was Avoidable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: Here is an easy prediction .... this debate is going to go on for a long time.

ISIS Leaders Using Fake Identities To Leave Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
ISIS security forces and senior leaders are seizing civilian identity documents from residents in Raqqa to use for leaving the besieged de-facto Islamic State capital and Syria. Fars News reports: “The ISIL forces, under different pretexts, order the civilians in Raqqa to deliver their identity documents to the groups’ officials and tell them that the Hasaba (the ISIL monitoring system) will call them later to give their identity cards back,” Sheikh Mohammad al-Daham said, adding, “But this is a big lie and Hasaba gives the documents to the senior officials of the terrorist group to ... more »

Vaccinations, Autism....and whaaaaa?! Retro-Viruses!!!!????

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Robert Kennedy Jr on the connection* *between vaccinations and autism* *(BTW don't call it "child autism"* *It lasts your whole life and never goes away* *it is responsible for destroying whole generations* *of families **with grief, expense, stress,* *and lost potential!)* The truth about the vaccine/autism connection is coming out of the woodwork. Now even some official reports have been allowed to slip through the ziofascist media filter...that support the longstanding claim that mercury (thimersol) in vaccinations causes autism...DUH! So much anecdotal evidence supports this...t... more »

dandielion lawn

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
my dandelion lawn is going to get me killed hit men from monsanto do not like my flavour of green its nothing to whine about just natural selection

Budget and staff cuts have doubled prison suicides and assaults

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 11 hours ago
Fee, Chris and KJ work out what's behind it all... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Gove's prison reform cannot undo the harm already inflicted by cuts In the 12 months leading up to March 2013 there were 52 self-inflicted deaths in custody, three years later there were 100 – an increase of 92%. In 2012 there were 23,158 incidents of self-harm and three years later there were 32,313 – an increase of 39%

A U.S. - Vietnam Alliance Against China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Vietnamese soldiers in September during a parade observing the 70th National Day in Hanoi. President Obama will visit Vietnam on Sunday. Credit Kham/Reuters New York Times: *Why Might Vietnam Let U.S. Military Return? China.* CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam — The ghosts of the Vietnam War have finally faded at the strategic port of Cam Ranh Bay. More than 40 years ago, United States forces left this massive base where Marines landed, B-52s loaded up for bombing raids, and wounded American soldiers were treated. Now, some Vietnamese say they are yearning for the American military to return. ... more »

U.S. Ignores Russia And Sends M1A2 Abrams Tanks Close To Their Border

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Despite growing tensions between the West and Moscow, American M1A2 Abrams tanks have been deployed in Georgia within miles of the Russian border. Russian troops controlled the region up until 2001. NBC News reports: The symbolic deployment of the Army’s largest weapon system to this former Soviet republic was part of Exercise Noble Partner which has involved hundreds of American, British and Georgian troops and runs through Thursday. Designed to bring the Georgian military closer to NATO, the drill comes at a time of growing tension between the Western alliance and the Kremlin. Th...more »

Maybe The Zika Virus Has Already Destroyed The Minds Of House Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Tuesday we looked at how miserably Paul Ryan had failed in attempts to protect the American public from the Zika virus epidemic. Since then, whine wasn't busy trying to pass laws making homophobia legal, the House passed an inadequate Zika funding bill that is less than a third of what's needed and just half of what the Senate passed. 3 especially bad right-wing Democrats-- Jim Costa, John Garamendi and Kyrsten Sinema-- chipped in their votes so Ryan could claim his Zika failure is "bipartisan.") Three Florida Republicans-- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Vern Buchanan and Carlos Curbelo-- ... more »

A Banner Year For Opium Growers In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*IBDLive/BDLive:* *Afghan opium farmers celebrate bumper poppy harvest* NAQIL — Lashes swished and whirled through the air in a burst of celebration around a sea of opium poppies, as farmers in a southern Afghan village rejoiced over a bumper harvest with a traditional rope game. Hundreds of farm labourers from across the Pashtun heartland, many of them Taliban, congregated last month in Naqil in Uruzgan province for the most lucrative time of the year — the poppy harvest. After labouring all day in the torpid heat, extracting milky opium resin from swollen green pods, they broke ... more »

Can Venezuela Be Saved?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reynaldo Trombetta, The Guardian*: *Venezuela needs Nicolás Maduro’s allies to make him see reason* In Venezuela, newborn babies are dying at obscene rates. In the first three months of 2016, more than 200 died in hospitals in Caracas, Cumaná and San Cristóbal. Doctors and parents blame power outages, damaged incubators and shortages of medicines. Many Venezuelans, myself included, also blame the government of Nicolás Maduro. In the last three years, the “heir” of Hugo Chávez has led the country into a maelstrom of anarchy and annihilation that one would expect only of a nation ...more »

Former PM Says Israel Is Drifting Toward fascism Under Netanyahu

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Former Israeli Prime minister Ehud Barak has said that Israel is drifting toward fascism under Benjamin Netanyahu. He also said that the current government “needs to be brought down.” RT reports: Barak, who led the country for over a decade in the 1990s and later served as defense minister under Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu, was commenting on the latest government reshuffle made this week by his former boss. Netanyahu decided to replace Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with Avigdor Lieberman, the controversial chair of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, instead of forming a c... more »

Man Stranded In Open Water Fights Off Sharks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A Florida man found himself alone and stranded in the Atlantic Ocean having to fend off sharks. Randy Fales got separated from his boat while spear fishing in Florida and found himself in open water with sharks and a GoPro camera capturing the event. Metro reports: The 68-year-old was spear fishing in Florida next to a boat his family were sat in, when a line became detached and they drifted apart. When the experienced diver surfaced he found himself in nothing but open sea and things quickly got worse Within minutes he noticed an eight foot shark circling beneath him, and it was jo... more »

Prince Andrew ‘Stood To Make £4m By Fixing Deal In Kazakhstan’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Prince Andrew is facing calls for an inquiry after claims that he acted as a fixer in a multi-million deal in Kazakhstan. Leaked emails reveal that the Queen’s son was allegedly in line for nearly £4 million in commission from a murky deal in the oil-rich country, while also working as a special trade envoy for Britain. He used his royal status to help kickstart the £385million venture on behalf of Greek and Swiss clients. The Mail Online reports: Anti-monarchy campaigners last night called for an inquiry. And former Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker said: ‘Prince Andrew’s continuing ... more »

Last Whites of the East End

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
*BBC 1 on Tuesday 24th at 10:45 pm* One to watch: Last Whites of the East End. A programme about the changing nature of the East End, and ‘white flight’. It looks as though it has managed to tackle this subject without being ‘racist’. (Prop up your eyelids, it doesn’t finish till 11:45)

Trending in the usual direction

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Here's an exchange from an earlier comments thread: That's spot-on. Anisa Subedar's BBC Trending article was headlined Muslim woman's cheeky selfie with anti-Islam group goes viral and reported the "friendly" social media response to "hijab-wearing Zakia Belkhiri" and her "cheeky selfies" in front of a "far-right anti-Islam group protesting outside an Islamic lifestyle event she was attending in Belgium". And, yes, Anisa's Twitter feed does indeed express the views described: And, yes, she is a 'freelance journalist' who seems (from her Twitter feed) to exercise her 'freel... more »

McCloskey on Growth

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
A great article in today's *Wall Street Journal*.

Can Cleveland Keep the Peace During Republican Convention?

MARK GILLISPIE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: This Thursday, March 17, 2016 photo shows Cleveland Police walking with pedestrians as they patrol the area in downtown Cleveland. City officials have been coy about their plans for handling convention protests, saying only they are prepared for “challenges” and are working to free up jail cells, while activists have warily eyed the city’s acquisition of riot gear. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland managed to avoid the kind of violent confrontations between police and protesters seen in Missouri and Baltimore after police killed black residents, but will it b... more »

Portland School Board Bans Materials That Denies Climate Change

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Portland Public Schools board have unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating any doubt about climate change and its causes in schools. The school board is planning to ban all textbooks and other materials that denies the existence of man-made climate change Is it right to completely stop students from learning about scientific evidence that contradicts the orthodox climate change narrative? Activist Post reports: Although the topic is still being heavily debated within the scientific community, young and impressionable students will now only receive the politically ... more »

Will The Next War In The Middle East Be Between Israel And Hezbollah?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Hezbollah funeral for one of its fighters killed in Syria. (YouTube/Channel 4 News) *Aaron David Miller, CNN*: *The next war in the Middle East?* (CNN)The death in Syria last week of Mustafa Badriddine, Hezbollah's top operational commander in Syria, automatically and inevitably raised the fear of another confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah. After all, Lebanese media close to Hezbollah had been quick to accuse the Israelis of killing its storied terror operative. Hezbollah soon suggested that Israel was not, after all, responsible. Instead, it announced that its man was k... more »

China's Newest Spy Drone Is Now Operational In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Alert 5 *David Axe, Daily Beast*: *China’s Giant Spy Drone Stalks Foreign Warships* The simmering South China Sea dispute is getting closer to boiling over—with Beijing’s fighter jets buzzing U.S. spy planes and now sightings of a high-tech new surveillance drone. China has dramatically escalated its military expansion into the disputed waters and airspace of the South China Sea. Deploying ships, jet fighters, and, reportedly, a high-tech surveillance drone, Beijing is moving quickly to cement its claims on strategic islands, while also forcefully rebuffing America’s own military ... more »

Captain Of Britain's Newest Aircraft Carrier Sends A Warning To The Country's Enemies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The carrier weighs 72,000 tons and is 932 feet long, making it the largest Royal Navy ship ever built *Daily Mail*: *Enemies will 'think twice' about war with Britain when biggest ever Royal Navy ship sets sails in 2020, says the captain of the 72,000-tonne vessel* * Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth weighs 72,000 tons and is 932 ft long, part of a £6.2billion international project * Captain Simon Petitt says it will be the most 'potent' weapon against ISIS when it finally goes into service in 2020 * Next year it will take F-35B Lightening II stealt... more »

Russian Military Analyst: 'U.S. Navy's Newest Destroyer Is Just A Giant Wash-tub'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Sputnik*:* Idea That US's New Destroyer is 'Invisible' is a 'Fairy Tale for Fools'* The builders of the USS Zumwalt, the US Navy's new next-generation super-destroyer, have promised that the ship would be nearly invisible to enemy radar. Military analyst Viktor Baranets told Sputnik that this simply isn't the case. The USS Zumwalt destroyer, set to be officially handed off to the US Navy on Friday at a ceremony in Bath, Maine, has already been touted as the best thing since sliced bread. The ship, set to become the largest and most advanced destroyer in the Navy's fleet, has bee... more »

U.S. Navy Takes Possession Of Its Newest Destroyer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). US Navy Photo *Defense News*: *US Navy Takes Ownership of Stealth Destroyer Zumwalt* WASHINGTON — Shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works formally delivered the stealth destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) to the US Navy Friday, marking a turnover of ownership from the ship’s status as a private vessel to become a government-owned warship. “Today represents a significant achievement for not only the DDG 1000 program and shipbuilding team but for t... more »

The Worst Army Ever

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: Your comedy for today.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Best Warrior Competition competitor scales across a cable line. Today's Frontline Photos: https://t.co/0aina8GB6H pic.twitter.com/9t4Mk32ZIj — ArmyTimes (@ArmyTimes) May 21, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A US serviceman fires a weapon during the Noble Partner 2016 joint military exercise at the Vaziani training area outside Tbilisi, Georgia. May 14. © AFP 2016/ VANO SHALAMOV

Makeover Coming for Food Nutrition Labels

[image: Food pyramid - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings. Michelle Obama... more »

Federal Judge Upholds Virginia Voter Photo ID Law

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: iStock_voter id laws texas voter fraud__1438859166_70.119.142.63] 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 »

China’s 2020 Energy Strategy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Oldbrew http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=22972 Oldbrew reminds me that China unveiled their energy strategy and targets for 2020 back in November 2014. These help to give a fill some of the gaps of our understanding of their 2030 plans. This was how Xinhuanet reported it: China has issued […]

CDC Reports 279 Pregnant Women With Zika In U.S.

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that health officials are monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women infected with the Zika virus across the U.S. and its territories. RT reports: Health officials are keeping tabs on 157 pregnant women who have been infected within the 50 US states, the CDC said on Friday. That is more than three times higher than the CDC previously reported on May 11, when it said that 48 pregnant women in the US had the virus. Even taking that surge into account, the areas most at risk are in US territories such as Puerto Rico, where 122 pregnant... more »

‘Safe And Nutritious’ Genetically Modified Salmon Approved In Canada

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The sale of genetically modified salmon has been approved by Canadian health authorities, making it the first genetically altered animal to be allowed for consumption in the country. As Health Canada does not believe there are any health and safety risks, there will be no special labeling requirements for the new product. However, Canadian activist groups are concerned about the decision and are calling for mandatory labeling of all genetically modified foods produced in the country. RT reports: The AquAdvantage salmon cultivated by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies is des...more »

BREAKING: Einstein gets made even easier!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016Hawking talks down to the rubes:* We're in an undisclosed location in the New York countryside, marveling at the journalistic issues raised by Ashley Parker's front-page report in the New York Times. Perhaps we'll discuss that on Monday. For today, we'll issue our latest "beige alert" about the latest pseudo-attempt by PBS to make Einstein easy. We refer to the new six-episode series, Genius by Stephen Hawking. The series debuted last Wednesday night. Has anyone ever been willing to con the public to the extent that Hawking was willing to do in its ridiculou... more »

CDC: Violation Found in 80 Percent of Pool Inspections

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The CDC said in a press release on May 19, 2016, that at least one violation was uncovered in nearly 80 percent of public pool and hot tub inspections in five states. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)] ATLANTA (AP) -- A government survey has found at least one violation in nearly 80 percent of public pool and hot tub inspections from 2013 in five states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it analyzed more than... more »

New Proposed Defense Budget Will Drastically Cut National Security Council’s Bloated Staff

Russ Read at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., left, speaks with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2016, as the Senate winds up its week . The Armed Services panel is moving to complete work on the military's budget, the National Defense Authorization Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] The final text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will cut the size of the National Security Council (NSC) from over 400 employees to just 150 for fiscal year 2017. The provision intends to curb the exponential... more »

Feds Diverted Millions to ‘Slush Fund’ That Fuels Liberal Activist Groups, Says Congressman

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Foreclosure Home For Sale Real Estate Sign in Front of Beautiful Majestic House.] Department of Justice officials diverted millions of dollars slated for victims of the 2008 housing meltdown to politically favored third parties, including "left-wing radical groups," according to the chairman of a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee. Rep. Sean Duffy, a... more »

I am a folky who needs to headbang

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Why does the flight of doves not make me cry and why am I so sick of Mufard and Sons no explanatins human penatrations

I died for the greater good

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Hey superhero no you did not you died to wonder why the next President will be the lier manipulator total control freak power Hungary with no electronics to back her up Clinton or Trump the bankrucpy theif Thats what war brings there is no glory only death for no reason and I hope the world will puke next time there is a flyby.

I got solutions for eveything

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
First of all we have to curtail expolding populations who are culturaly accomidated with a handout. Thats not like putting out ratfood instead give rat LS42. If humans know two children will survieve unless they are game of thrones gods they will survive. Taking the name forward is totally pointless, as history does not remeber most names at all. The world has a footprint. We are the 6th civilization to realize that scientificaly. Herr Malthous did it in his mind a long time ago and he was centruiris off Which all you fucking ego misters should realize, in time your forgotten. Second ... more »

Weekend reads: Grim outlook for PhDs; “stealth research;” more sexual harassment

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a discussion of why science has bigger problems than retractions, and a look at what happened when a journal decided to get tough on plagiarism. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “Historically, mentors have taught their trainees that hard work that results in solid scientific findings will ultimately be rewarded. […] The post Weekend reads: Grim outlook for PhDs; “stealth research;” more sexual harassment appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Maui Stops Purchase And Use Of Monsanto’s Roundup

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The State Department of Transportation on Maui have just agreed not to spray Monsanto’s Roundup along its roadways. According to Maui Mama, all purchases of the glyphosate-based, carcinogenic weed killer have been halted and the department is about to change the signs on all of their spray trucks to say “Certified Organic Herbicide.” Natural Blaze reports: Beyond Pesticides has also agreed to teach county workers how to make the switch from the health-damaging Roundup chemical applications to a non-toxic solution, FREE OF CHARGE. The county of Maui has yet to take the offer to heart... more »

Vietnam Frees Jailed Dissident Catholic Priest Ahead of Obama’s Visit

Grant Beck at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Friday May 20, 2016 photo released by the Catholic Archdiocese of Hue, Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, right, prays as he is welcomed back by Archbishop Tadeo to his parish in Hue, Ha Nam province, Vietnam. Vietnam granted early release from prison to Ly who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture before U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on an official visit late Sunday night. Ly has been serving an eight-year prison term since March 2007 after being convicted of spreading propaganda against the state. (Catholic Archdiocese ... more »

Trump-Clinton Syndrome

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
When Alan Freeman was the *Globe and Mail *correspondent in Washington, nobody paid attention to Canada. Suddenly, he writes, that has all changed: Over the past week, major U.S. news outlets like *The New York Times*, CNN and *The Washington Post* haven’t been able to get enough of Canada. And that was before Thursday’s meltdown on the Commons floor. In recent weeks, major American media outlets have run stories on the Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada’s transgender anti-discrimination legislation, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau’s plea for more staff help, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Time to Shut Down the Federal Department of Education* *Kids went to school and learnt their lessons quite well for centuries before there was a Federal Department of Education* The Department of Education was created under President Carter in 1979 under the same misguided pretense that has driven much of the growth of our massively bloated federal government — that if there is something we really care about, we should give more money and power to Washington bureaucrats. It would be good news if the Department of Education just wasted the money it gets from our hard-earned taxes.... more »

Shocking Video Shows Georgia Sheriffs Taser Handcuffed Man To Death

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A shocking video has emerged online showing two Georgia sheriff’s deputies as they taser a handcuffed man to death. According to the victim’s family, the two officers Samuel Smith and Joshua Sepanski, have faced no punishment and are still working at their department. RT reports: The footage came from the body camera of one of the two Coweta County deputies who violently subdued Chase Sherman, a 32-year-old Florida man, as he was sitting in the back of a police car, leading to his death in November of 2015. After realizing Sherman was dead, both Smith and Sepanski reacted frantically...more »

Census Releases 15 Fastest Growing Cities and Five are in This Business-Friendly State

Casey Harper at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rippled State Flag of Texas] The U.S. Census released data on the fastest growing cities, and there is definitely a trend. The data lists the top 15 fastest-growing U.S. cities with more than 50,000 people from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015. Georgetown, Texas topped the list, earning... more »

Group That Helped Sell Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal Also Funded NPR, Other Media

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ben Rhodes - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the... more »

The Trump-Sanders Two-Step

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Hands Raised - 900] The upshot of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena is that both parties are moving to the left. Sanders’ and Trump’s styles and affects are very different -- the rumpled, oddball lecturer in Socialism 101 vs. the boastful, power-tie-wearing business... more »

‘Dan Snyder Wins’: WaPo Columnist Rolls Over, Admits Defeat in Redskins Name Debate

Casey Harper at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 29: Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder looks on prior to the start of a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/ Getty Images)] After a new poll revealed that 9 out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins team name, a Washington Post editor is trying to come to grips with crusading for a group that didn't want his help... more »

The Catholic Left Makes a Sneaky Case for Voting Hillary

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Blank Stressed Worried Caught - 900] Earlier this week, Jason Jones called out Democrat activist Robert Christian for trying to muddle the pro-life movement, by claiming that every issue from climate change to "empowering women and girls" was just as much a "life issue" as Democrat... more »

Kim Davis as a Prophetic Sign? Pope Again Affirms Conscientious Objection as a Right

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Papal audience] On Tuesday, Pope Francis gave a wide-ranging interview to the French newspaper LaCroix. Included were some salient words Francis offered in response to this question: "In a secular setting, how should Catholics defend their concerns on societal issues such as euthanasia... more »

Economic News & Views - ( May 21 , 2016 ) Overview For Saturday ( 1. Greece In Focus - Ahead Of The Critical May 24th Meeting Of Greece & The EG , Debt Relief Formulations / Concepts and First Review Completion Rounding Into Shape. 2. EU In The News - EU Commenting On Turkish Parliament Decision Lifting Immunity For Certain MPS , Juncker Threat To UK On Brexit , EU Failure To Fulfill Transfers From Greece And Italy To Rest Of The EU , EU- Turkey Mud-Pie Gets Worse As Turkey's Gaming The System By Dumping Expensive Or Low Value Refugees On EU While Keeping Highly Valued Refugees , Legal Basis For EU-Turkey Deal May Be Scuppered Anyway. 3. UK Referendum - Both Points Of View. 4. Odds & Ends . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Greece ..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 23s 23 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted The Greek Analyst Press for debt relief - US Treasury Secretary leans on Germany'.... fred walton added, *The Greek Analyst* @GreekAnalyst US Treasury’s Lew Presses #Germany to Find “Meaningful Debt Relief” for #Greece, writes @takanakaWSJ. http://www.wsj.com/articles/treas urys-lew-presses-germany-to-find-meaningful-debt-relief-for-greece-1463800165 … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4m 4 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted Yannis Koutsomitis D.R could involve buying out portion of IMF loans t... more »

Bernie Should Continue Fighting For What He Believes In And Not Buckle To The Pressure From The Forces Of Hell

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Never mind that Clinton-- *literally* wondering if her rival might get assassinated-- stayed in the 2008 primary 'til the bitter end, hoping for a miracle that would hand her, not Obama, the nomination. Now her camp is growing increasingly hysterical and over-the-top about Bernie's determination to stay 'til the end. The chances of her being unable to run for some non-electoral reason are certainly more likely-- see FBI-- than was the chance of Obama being assassinated. Hillary Clinton today cited the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign to exp... more »

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Poisons 92 Children In Peru

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
More than 90 children at an elementary school in Northern Peru became violently ill when a plane fumigating nearby fields released weed-killer on Tuesday The children along with teachers suffered a range of symptoms including extreme vomiting after being exposed to glyphosate, a known carcinogen. Sputnik news reports: Reports stated that 92 school children and 3 teachers were exposed to the dangerous herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in US biotech giant Monsanto’s best-selling product, Roundup. A health official in the municipality of Nepena said at a news conference that ... more »

Congress Warming to Idea of Medical Marijuana for Veterans

DAN ELLIOTT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo , front, makes a point while Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., looks on during a House Veterans Affairs subcommittee field hearing on VA hospitals and prescription drugs for veterans Friday, May 20, 2016, in the State Capitol in Denver. The House subcommittee heard from three Colorado-based VA officials during the field hearing. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)] DENVER (AP) -- Congress is showing an increased willingness to let VA doctors talk to veterans about medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, although final approval is far from certain. The Hous... more »

America’s Instructive Humiliation in the South China Sea

David Goldman at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Chinese military - 900] "Let us admit it fairly, as a business people should: We have had no end of a lesson: it will do us no end of good," wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1902 after the Boers humiliated the British Army in the first round... more »

News Flash, Feminists: Women Can Ask for Raises

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Princess Bride - 900] This week, the American media collectively freaked out about many things, including the release of Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee list, the tenacity of plucky socialist Bernie Sanders -- not to mention the increasing vexation he visits upon the Hillary... more »

Children’s Pastor Among 32 Arrested In Sex Trafficking Sting

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced on Friday that authorities had arrested 32 men in a Knoxville human trafficking operation. Among those arrested was Jason Kennedy the pastor of a children’s ministry. He has since been fired from his job at the Grace Baptist church in Karns and is charged with human trafficking and patronizing prostitution. Zubin Parakh, a volunteer creative pastor at the Lifehouse Church in Oak Ridge was also arrested. RT reports: Kennedy, 46, and Parakh, 32, were caught in a three-day operation in which undercover agents posted ads on Backpage.com, a... more »

Official Number of Pregnant Women With Zika Jumps Under New Counting Method

MIKE STOBBE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is counting cases. In a change announced Friday, May 20, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive, regardless of whether they had suffered symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of pregnant women in... more »

Army Says It Doesn’t Intend to Eliminate ‘Man’ From Job Titles

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Female Soldier - 900] An Army spokesman confirmed Friday the service has no immediate plans to remove the word "man" from military job titles. What this means is that traditional job titles like "infantrymen" and "crewmen" will remain the same, even though women are... more »

US Rejects Russia’s Call For Join Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The U.S. Defense Department has rejected Russia’s proposal of conducting joint airstrikes against ISIS terrorists in Syria from next week. “We do not collaborate or coordinate with the Russians on any operations in Syria,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters on Friday, explaining that Washington and Moscow have separate military objectives. Press TV reports: Davis said that the US and Russia are pursuing separate military objectives, claiming that “Russian operations are supporting and enabling the (Bashar al-) Assad regime and our focus is solely on degrading... more »

Drafting Women Into Combat Doesn’t Enhance Equality. It Courts Disaster.

Jude Eden at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Startled taken aback Women - 900] This week the House Rules Committee neutralized the "Draft Our Daughters" amendment put forward by Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and passed by both Republicans and Democrats in last month's markup of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The language requiring... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Wana Ridge, the Battle of Okinawa

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: US Marines Wana Ridge - 900] Two Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment during fighting at Wana Ridge during the Battle of Okinawa, May 18, 1945. On the left, Davis Hargraves (1925-) provides covering fire with his M1 Thompson submachinegun as Gabriel Chavarria (on... more »

Towards a Broader Perspective on Ocean Acidification Research

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Ocean Acidification (OA) is a misnomer. Oceans are alkaline. The pH of the world’s oceans varies between 7.5 and 8.3 — the acid zone starts below ‘neutral’ pH7. For an explanation of OA, see Jo Nova: The Chemistry of pH and "acidification." ICES Journal of Marine Science have issued an entire journal devoted to a review of all the papers published re Ocean Acidification: Volume 73 Number 3 February/March 2016 The review is conducted by Editor Howard I. Browman - Institute of Marine Research, Marine Ecosystem Acoustics Disciplinary Group, Austevoll Research Station, 5392 Store... more »

EgyptAir Plane Flew Through Military Drill Before Dissapearing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
EgyptAir Flight MS804’s flight path took passengers directly through an area where the military were conducting active training exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, new reports suggest. The flight path took a route directly through the Phoenix Express 2016 joint naval drills shortly before it disappeared. American Everyman reports: “This year’s exercise control group will be hosted at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) located in Souda Bay, Greece, but training will take place throughout the Mediterranean to include North African nations’ territorial ... more »

Talking 'bout The Edge of the World

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*- by Denise Sullivan* I'm a beach person. Maybe it goes back to when my people came here by boat, in the early 20th Century, and set up business at the water's edge. Born on an avenue named after the sea, the story goes my parents met at San Francisco's public beach and I took some of my earliest steps there. Of my not-so-many teenage accomplishments, I took most pride in holding what I think was the land speed record of 30 minutes by Mustang, from high school parking lot to Sunny Cove in Santa Cruz. As an adult, I've lived life either blocks away or on a bus line to the water. B... more »

How to Use Your Brain’s ‘Delete’ Button

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - The brain has a unique way of re-setting and reformatting itself. Knowledge is power.

The Shellfish Thing

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

Wearing Sunglasses Indoors

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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. Works every time. In any situation. 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, yo... more »

Lawyers Accuse Saudi Arabia Of 9/11 Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Lawyers representing family members of 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, instead, a ... more »

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

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 day 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 rates have 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 s... more »

China Caught Supplying Canned Human Meat To Africa

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day ago
School children in Paris will be subject to mandatory drug testing in the classroom after the Île-de-France regional council approved measures to conduct marijuana drug tests on 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 academic... more »

The Pentagon Has A Plan To Keep Its Military Satellites Safe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*New Orleans area sinking assisted by industry groundwater use ~Mark Schleifstein*

The Hillary Video You'll Never See On MSNBC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Power of Intention”

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

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

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

Oh Well..."

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

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