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Thomas Paine

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Monday, May 23, 2016

23 May - Blogs I'm Following

Members of the Alberta-based neo-nazi group Ar...Members of the Alberta-based neo-nazi group Aryan Guard stage a counter-protest, at an anti-racism rally. They are seen here on the Southwest corner of Kensington Road and 10 Street Northwest in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Austrian Voters Narrowly Decide Not To Revisit Their Country's Nazi Past By Electing Their Version Of Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 48 minutes ago
*DWT* readers weren't taken by surprise by the near win this weekend-- counting 700,000 absentee ballots flipped the final outcome today-- that would have put a neo-Nazi in Austria's presidential race. Sunday it looked as though Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer won 51.9% of the vote in a run-off with an independent backed by the Green Party, Alexander Van der Bellen, the two corrupt mainstream p[arty candidates having been eliminated in April. But after the absentee ballots were counted, the final result was 50.3% for Van der Bellen and 49.7% for Hofer. Voters were sick of the... more »

Crone proposes more blancmange for Auckland

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 57 minutes ago
Oh alright, mayoral candidate Crone’s chosen headline states “Crone proposes more transparency for Auckland.” But what does this alleged transparency amount to? Ephemera like “opening the books,” (something that is done anyway after every election), monthly report cards, something she calls an Independent Budgetary Office (who will apparently cook up cost-benefits analyses for the mayor). She says these things are “much needed” because there is “serious concern” around “the strength of advice” behind council’s large-scale multi-million dollar investments. There sure are plenty... more »

Duh! Health-cost inflation a reflection of rising health spending.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 57 minutes ago
In trying to demonstrate his credentials for a portfolo for whiche is wholly unqualified, Labour’s Grant Robertson argues that because health-cost inflation rises faster than all others measure of inflation, the Government should radically raise the health budget this year. This is simply absurd. Has this financial genius ever wondered about the main reason for health costs rising so rapidly? Has he considered for example that government is virtually a monopsony buyer in health – that is, virtually all the multi-billion-dollar spending in healthcare in New Zealand is undertake... more »

Ben Shapiro Fights Back Against College Campus Free Speech Crackdowns

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Ben Shapiro - 900] The censorship of free speech on a college campus has caused a legal fight to brew in California. A lawsuit filed Thursday against numerous staff at California State University-Los Angeles claims that the university discriminated against free speech by trying... more »

Clinton Reneges on California Debate

WILL LESTER at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Sanders and Clinton2 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state’s June 7 primary. Clinton and Sanders are competing aggressively in... more »

TSA’s Head of Security Operations Sent Packing

Alicia A. Caldwell at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: A K9 security officer and his dog walk through a terminal at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Chicago. The airport attack in Brussels highlights one of the most vulnerable stages of aviation security: the time travelers spend between the curb and the checkpoint.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. “Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA,” the House Committee on... more »

Jim DeMint: Why I Met With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

Jim DeMint at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Jim DeMint: Why I Met With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg] This election season has made many Americans even more cynical about our democratic system of government. There is clearly political upheaval underway in America and around the world. This massive disturbance of the status quo has been fueled in large... more »

Israel Did 9-11: Turnabout Is Fair Play As Saudis Are Now Blaming The US For The 9-11 Attacks!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
We have seen over the last month as the US Government released a totally bullshit report called the "28 Pages" that supposedly blamed the Saudi Arabian government for "financing" the supposed "terrorists" involved in the Israeli Mossad operation of September 11th, 2001 that murdered some 3000 innocent American civilians and plunged that once free nation into the perpetual "war on terror".... It is again a sad commentary to make here that the US government has been trying desperately to deflect the blame for the 9-11 attacks away from their Jewish masters and the Israeli Mossad agent... more »

The Egyptair Flight 804 Controversy: Some Of The Best Evidence (So Far) Of What Really Happened!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
**I figure it was about time I got back into writing articles at this blog.... I have been spending an enormous amount of time with other projects, family, work, etc etc... And of course this blog has been taking a back seat to all those other activities.... I have neglected so much that has been happening and I feel it is time to finally give my own two cents worth of current events...* We just witnessed another airplane disaster where Egyptair flight 804 suddenly 'disappeared' off of radar on its final approaches to its expected landing at Cairo Egypt last Thursday morning at 0030... more »

More Montessori, more child progress

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
New research confrirms that parents who send their children to a ‘Montessori school’ that attempts to have “some” of the Montessori system which they combine, somehow, with “the best” elements of other pedagogies are tryin to have their cake and eat it too – with their children being the ones to miss out. Not only do children not experiencing the full Montessori programme miss out on the opportunity for the ”big work” that integrates in their final year all the work they *would* have done in a fully-integrated Montessori programme (but haven’t been able to), but because the Mon... more »

20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

James Gattuso & Diane Katz at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama addresses the media in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room after meeting with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on July 6, 2015.] The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on... more »

The Red Hunt planned an October Carbon Tax

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
*The Hunt for Red October* *or* *The Red Hunt planned an October Carbon Tax* Greg Hunt has said that: “Bill Shorten has announced a massive new electricity tax – but he didn’t have the courage or the honesty to tell Australian families how much it will cost them.“ Greg Hunt didn’t have the honesty to tell the Australian populace that he introduced a carbon tax scheme, very similar to the Rudd/GillardRudd government’s scheme into parliament last October…AND it has been approved by the parliament and the Senate. Greg Hunt's Sneaky Electricity Tax starts the day before the ele... more »

How Active Will The Mafia Be In The Presidential Election This Cycle?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
John Catsimatidis interviewed two former GOP governors on his radio show yesterday, Jon Huntsman (UT) and George Pataki (NY). Huntsman said he'd support "the party's nominee," but said he has "concerns about some of the things he's said and his stylistic approach, but then I say OK, he has a unique opportunity to bring together constituents under the Republican banner that really have never joined before." So... another Republican putting party over country. Pataki told Catsimatidis he's not prepared to endorse Trump yet. He said he's "not overly concerned about things he’s said d... more »

‘The Tempest,’ by Aleah Chapin

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: Aleah-Chapin_The-Tempest_2013] In the tradition of and with a similar spirit to Auguste Rodin’s ‘She Who Was Once the Helmet-Maker’s Beautiful Wife,’Aleah Chapin paints strong older women. And she does it with a stunning technique. *These intimate, arrestingly realistic oil-on-canvas nudes focus on the shapes and patterns the women's bodies create as they interact and the emotions their movements convey. As a result, each gives voice to the personal histories its subjects share, from past pains and scars to moments of childlike happiness. The feelings that words so ofte... more »

Houma Native to Speak out at Shell Annual Meeting: Netherlands May 24, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Photo  Monique Verdin by Andy Cook Keep it in the Ground: Intervention from Gulf of Mexico Indigenous Delegate at Shell Annual General Meeting Photo opportunity outside the Annual General Meeting (AGM): Circustheater, Circusstraat 4, The Hague, The Netherlands, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9 am local time. For interviews with delegate contact: Suzanne Dhaliwal, UK Tar Sands Network  0044

ECUADOR: Palm Oil Companies Focus of First Case on Rights of Nature

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
A mass amount of dead fish piled together on the surface of the Chiquita River the same day, when that Los Andes Extractor threw its residual waste waters into the river after extracting the palm oil UPDATE: Constitutional-based civil suit of the ancestral communities Guadualito, La Chiquita, and Nature Dear Supporters, We write to you with an update about the


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 4 hours ago
*Top Scientist Resigns: 'Global Warming is a $Trillions Scam — It has Corrupted Many Scientists'* The following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Harold 'Hal' Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara. From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society Dear Curt: When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money f... more »

May 23: not a nice day

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
The big, front-page story in the irving press is that Moncton's mayor wants a solution to the car-booting issue. That's nice, even commendable. But it's scarcely a big story of the day. And it gets worse. Its companion on front page is a story that New Brunswick needs a new generation of truckers. Think about that. The world is going under to climate change. And our great need is a whole new generation of truckers so we can burn lots of fossile fuels for forty years to come. And the rest of section A doesn't get any better. The editorial left me hopelessly confused. "Celebrate Queen... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 23 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1.Puerto Rico Gets Caught In US Presidential Politics As Sanders Rejects House Of Representatives Deal , Puerto Rico Budget - No New Taxes Or Layoffs . 2. IMF Calls For Immediate Greece Debt Release. 3.Saudi 'Quietly " In Financial Distress - Contractors Facing Being Paid In IOUs. 4. Venezuela Crisis De Jour - Coca Cola Stops Making Coca Cola In Venezuela Because Of Sugar Scarcity. 5. China Lose Resolve to Revamp Currency - Everyone Confused And Running Quietly Scared. 6. Greece - Eurogroup Meeting Set For Tuesday - First Review Completion and Next Tranche / Debt Relief On Agenda , Privatization , Refugee Situation . 7. Brazil Political Corruption Crisis Escalates - Budget Minister Steps Aside . 8. Germany / Austria In the News , Various Items , Polling Data , Austria Election. 9. Turkey News De Jour. 10. Odds & Ends - MENA Top Items. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Dividend Master* ‏@DividendMaster 1h1 hour ago PUERTO RICO BUDGET WILL CONTAIN NO NEW TAXES NOR WILL THERE BE ANY LAYOFFS; EAT SHIT @GOP GRINGOS : GOV GARCIA *Reuters BusinessVerified account* ‏@ReutersBiz 2h 2 hours ago Bernie *Sanders* rejects House deal on *Puerto Rico*, calling it a concession to Wall Street. http://reut.rs/20s16C6 *Frances Coppola* ‏@Frances_Coppola 2h2 hours ago The full horror is here. IMF DSA on *Greece*, just released. http://www. imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2016/cr16130.pdf … *Kathimerini E... more »

Wings of Eagles

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Lake of Mummies

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Lake Natron has accrued some amount of notoriety for its purported ability to turn any living creature that comes into contact with it a “living fossil.” This effect, while being somewhat overplayed in the media, has some basis in fact. It is not an instantaneous effect, but rather a gradual process. Animals that die here have the tendency to become petrified statues over time, a rare preservation phenomenon caused by the unique chemical makeup of the lake, which encrusts the carcasses with layers of salt, sodium carbonates, and sodium bicarbonates. The carcasses take on a chalk... more »

Breaking Hearts in Timor

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*Local Artists to Play Benefit for Leigh “Little Queenie” Harris ~Sam D'arcangelo, offBeat*


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 5 hours ago
*Oliver Stone / Filmmaker* *Oliver Stone just gave the ultimate commencement address at the University of Connecticut and it was remarkable for both its candor and cold hard truth ~ for what the average college graduate of today will most likely be facing in our interconnected world is that the ultimate gift they are searching for may just be the act of finding themselves and making a difference: Allen L Roland, PhD* *"I am done with great things and big things and great institutions and big successes, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that wo... more »

Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Trial

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A Maryland police officer has been found not guilty on all charges relating to the death of Freddie Gray who died last year from injuries sustained while being transported under police custody in a van. Gray, a 25-year-old African American man, died a week after his arrest from injuries sustained while in police custody Edward Nero is the first of six officers charged to receive a verdict since Gray’s death sparked uprising in the city more than a year ago. Russia Today reports: The verdict was delivered on Monday morning by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecut... more »

UK Gov’t Buries Report on Islamic Extremism in Prison

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Prison Fence - 900] The United Kingdom's government buried a report showing the extent to which extremist Muslims have infiltrated and influenced the prison system, and just how afraid employees are to challenge them. The report, conducted by Ian Acheson, found there is a total of 120,000... more »

Putin Can Destroy Hillary Clinton’s Political Career

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The US Presidential election is turning into a game of high stakes poker as Trump ups the ante and Clinton hopes to limp over the line. But there may be a new active player in the game – his name is Vladimir Putin and he is holding the aces. The word from the Kremlin is that the cyber-intelligence department are sitting on over 10,000 of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Think this is a bluff? Let’s look at the facts. The Romanian hacker Guccifer (real name Marcel-Lehel Lazar) was interviewed by the New York Times in November 2014 from a Romanian prison where he was serving jail time. Th... more »

Some lessons to remember on Budget Week, so listen up

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Why do democracies fail? *“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always vote for the candidate promising the most benefits from the treasury…”* ~ Attributed to Alexander Tytler (unverified) You’ll hear all the ‘good’ reasons on Budget Week for looting… *"There is always good and sufficient reason for more and more taxes. Solomon's temple, the roads of Rome, the rearing of 'infant industries,' military ... more »

U.S. Continues to Destabilize Moldova - Confronted by Locals

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Vineyard of the Saker reports in part: Recently, Robert D. Kaplan, a former Stratfor *Chief* Geopolitical Analyst, and currently a senior fellow at the *Center for a New American Security* (CNAS) published a book “*In Europe’s Shadow*” where he lays out a plan to reunite Romania with “its lost province of Moldova.” US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland [who ran the 2014 coup in Ukraine] visited Moldova back in January, with the task to coerce Moldova’s government and its oligarchs to change the country’s Constitution provision of neutrality. Before ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Today is a national holiday in Canada. So in the spirit of being a Canadian I am off to a Bar-BQ. Blogging will return tonight .... unless I consume too many alcoholic beverages.

Turkey Is Threatening To Suspend Agreements With The EU

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, May 23, 2016. © Kayhan Ozer / Reuters *Ekathimerini/Reuters*: *Erdogan adviser warns Turkey could suspend EU agreements* Turkey could suspend all of its agreements with the European Union, including a customs union, if the bloc continues its "double standards" in talks with Ankara, an adviser to President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Speaking on state broadcaster TRT Haber, Yigit Bulut, who advises Erdogan on the economy, warned that if Europe... more »

Iranians Are Watching The U.S. Election Race Closely

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on January 14, 2016, and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on February 4, 2016. (AFP/DSK) *WNU Editor*: Apparently the Iranian public is interested in the U.S. Presidential election .... *Wild US election fascinates, worries Iran after nuclear deal* (AP). As for the Iranian leadership .... apparently they like Senator Bernie Sanders .... *Iran's Mullahs Love Bernie Sanders, Worry About Trump And Clinton* (Daily Caller). Hmmmm .... someone should tell the Mullahs that US Senator Bernie Sanders is Jewish.

North Korean Official: No Donald Trump - Kim Jong Un Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump posing for a photo after an interview with Reuters in his office in Trump Tower. REUTERS/KCNA HANDOUT VIA REUTERS/FILE PHOTO & REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON/FILE PHOTO *Reuters*: *North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader* U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a s... more »

U.S. Embassy In Venezuela Has Stopped Issuing First-Time Visas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A view shows the U.S. embassy building in Caracas March 4, 2015. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS *FOX News*: *U.S. Embassy in Venezuela halts new visas because of overwhelming demand* CARACAS, VENEZUELA – The U.S. Embassy in Venezuela has temporarily stopped scheduling appointments for first-time visa seekers because of the overwhelming demand, the consular office announced. The measure applies to all new tourist and business visas, for which an average of 1,800 applications were being filed daily. Officials at the embassy said they simply don’t have enough staff to serve that kind... more »

President Obama's 'New Way Forward'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer:* *Obama confronts past wars with new way forward* (CNN)President Barack Obama, who entered office vowing to end wars but who has now presided over U.S. military conflicts in a number of countries, arrives in Asia this week to confront aspects of America's wartime past. In a trip meant to further advance his Asia pivot, Obama is opting to embrace the historic symbolism of stops in Vietnam and Hiroshima, Japan — sites filled with complex moral lessons for an involuntary war president. Born 16 years after the Hiroshima atomic blast -- and hims...more »

A Discussin With All 12 Living CIA Directors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*48 Hours CBS:* *The Spymasters -- CIA In The Crosshairs* "48 Hours" Presents: How far should the CIA go to keep America safe? All 12 living CIA directors share their passionate disagreements about the agency's past, its current mission, and its future. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: A long video .... but for those who follow the CIA .... a must see.

White House Prepares To Publish Report On How Many Militants And Noncombatant Civilians Have Been Killed Since 2009

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Post: **The foggy numbers of Obama’s wars and non-wars* As the Obama administration prepares to publish a long-delayed accounting of how many militants and noncombatant civilians it has killed since 2009, its statistics may be defined as much by what is left out as by what is included. Release of the information was first envisioned three years ago this month, as part of strict new guidelines President Obama announced for the United States’ controversial use of drones and other forms of lethal force to battle terrorism abroad. Such operations, Obama said in a 2013 spee... more »

Did President Obama's Negative View On U.S. Engagement In The Middle East Produce The Disaster That Is Now Unfolding?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
President Obama meeting in the Oval Office in late August with his national security advisers to discuss strategy on Syria, in a photo released by the White House. Credit Pete Souza/White House *Fred Hiatt, Washington Post:* *Obama’s fatal fatalism in the Middle East* Surveying the wreckage of the Middle East and the fraying of Europe, President Obama understandably would like us to believe that no other policy could have worked better. The United States has tried them all, his administration argues: massive invasion, in Iraq; surgical intervention, in Libya; studied aloofness, in ... more »

The U.S. Drone Strike Against Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Crossed A Number Of 'Red Lines'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic:* *The Drone War Crosses Another Line* *America took an unprecedented step over the weekend.* Following the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in an American drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry remarked that “Peace is what we want” in Afghanistan. “Mansour,” he said, “was a threat to that effort.” Confirming Mansour’s death on Monday, President Barack Obama said the Taliban’s chief, who had held the position officially for less than a year, had “rejected efforts by the Afghan government to serio... more »

The U.S. Reluctantly Supports The Kurds In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Female fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) stand at attention at a military camp in Ras a-Ain January 30, 2015. Picture taken January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said *David Ignatius, Washington Post*: *The new coalition to destroy the Islamic State* The raw Sunni recruits in crisp camouflage uniforms, popping off rounds at the firing range at a U.S. training camp here, illustrate the dilemma for the United States as it seeks to form a strong military force to drive the Islamic State from its capital, Raqqah. The United States could try to build the Sunni army it wo... more »

World News Briefs -- May 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Iraq Begins Assault on Islamic State in Fallujah* Fallujah one of Islamic State’s most significant remaining strongholds in Iraq BAGHDAD—Iraqi forces have begun their assault on Islamic State in Fallujah, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said late Sunday, an operation that aims to evict the extremists from one of their last major territorial holdings in Iraq. “The moment of real victory has come, and Daesh has no option but to flee,” Mr. Abadi told state TV, using an Arabic acronym for the Sunni extremist group. The operation follows months of planning and ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 23, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Obama on Taliban leader's death: U.S. strike doesn't change military role in Afghanistan* President Obama said Monday he made the call to kill Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in Pakistan this week because the Taliban leader was specifically targeting U.S. troops and other personnel in Afghanistan. But the strike does not mean the U.S. is jumping back into regular combat operations in the region, Obama said during a news conference on a trip through Asia. “This does not represent a shift in our approach,” Obama said, emphasizing that the U.S. mission is to “help Afgh... more »

VA Secretary McDonald Compares Health-Care Lines to Disney

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken, Nov. 7, 2014, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks about his efforts to improve veterans services during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. McDonald told reporters on Monday, May 23, 2016, that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success because Disney doesn't either.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans criticized Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Monday after he compared wait times to receive VA health care to the hours people wait for rides at Disney theme parks. McDonald told reporters that the VA... more »

Graham Hancock - Lost Civilisation 10,500 BC - A species with Amnesia

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
*Where did our Clever Ancestors go?* in case you haven't already seen it, here's Graham Hancock delivering his full lecture A SPECIES WITH AMNESIA at the Megalithomania Conference in Johannesburg, March 13th-14th 2011 co-hosted by Michael Tellinger.

Off Duty Israeli Police Brutally Attack Palestinian Worker

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Two Israeli border police in plain clothes, viciously attacked a Palestinian worker outside a supermarket in central Tel Aviv worker on Sunday. The incident which was caught on security camera began when the man refused to show his ID to the off duty cops, because he didn’t know who they were Later the injured man, 19 year old Maysam Abu Alqian, who was lucky to survive, was accused of violence towards his attackers for biting an officer. Haaretz reports: The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Super Yuda supermarket on Ibn Gabirol Street, opposite the Tel Aviv municipality... more »

Saudi Arabia: U.S. Orchestrated 9/11 To Create Fake ‘War On Terror’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Saudi Arabia have issued a scathing attack on the U.S. government, accusing them of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks in order to justify an on-going “war on terror” in the Middle East. The Saudi press have hit back at the U.S. Senate’s vote approving a bill that allows the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi regime for their deaths. Al-Hayat daily newspaper published an article this week saying that the U.S. government planned the attacks on the World Trade Center in order to create a fake war on terror. Breitbart.com reports: The article, written by Saudi legal expert Katib al... more »

Police Given Power To Remotely Control Your Self Driving Car

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Police officers may be able to remotely control self-driving cars in the future, as part of crime fighting efforts being considered by the U.S. government. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are fast becoming a reality and prominent scientists such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Bill Gates all signed a letter urging the U.S. government to create new laws governing and restricting their use in the future. Naturalnews.com reports: In addition, authentication and encryption standards would be needed to restrict which people would be allowed to override the system. Furthermore, rules would h... more »

Do You Want To Be In A Party Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is The Head Of?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
My grandfather was a Socialist who loved FDR but distrusted the Democratic Party. He was my political mentor and he taught me how self-serving and corrupt New York's Democratic Party was. He told me they were better than the Republicans but that I should never trust them to do the right thing. Nothing's changed. A few weeks ago I ran a photo of myself-- age 16-- at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City in 1964. It was the cover of the *New York Daily News* and it shows me leading a pro-LBJ march. Hillary isn't in the photo, of course, since she was campaigning for Ba... more »

Harvard University: An Ancient Earth Hides Inside Our Planet

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Scientists from Harvard University say they have found evidence that an ancient Earth exists within our planet. According to a team of researchers, a previously unexplained isotopic ratio from within the Earth may be leftover material from an ancient Earth 4.5 billion years ago. The ancient Earth collided with a huge celestial body that eventually led to the creation of Earth’s moon, the scientists say. Ancient-code.com reports: The creation of Earth’s Moon and its origin are among some of the greatest scientific mysteries of science. While we are still unsure as to how the moon fo... more »

CIA Officially Admit Extraterrestrial Entities Roam The Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A wave of recently declassified documents proves that the CIA knew about and couldn’t explain the extraterrestrial phenomenon. According to reports, in the 1950’s over 100 UFO’s were witnessed, with the CIA labelling the sightings as “inexplicable”. Ancient-code.com reports: One of the greatest disclosure moments occurred in 2012 when Russian prime minister Dimitri Medvedev spoke out about aliens in a live interview which was aired simultaneously on five television channels. Soon after, the former president of Russia revealed to the public that upon taking charge at the Kremlin, ea...more »

Remains Of Ancient City Found In Antarctica

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An American television crew that have been missing for the last 14 years may have left behind video evidence of an ancient city in Antarctica, according to archaeologist Jonathan Gray. The Californian TV crew went missing in 2002 after filming a mission by U.S. Navy SEALs in Antarctica. According to Johnathan Gray, who runs Archaeology News Flash, the video left behind by the TV crew has been blocked by the U.S. government from being aired. “The U.S. government said it will seek to block the airing of a video found by Navy rescuers in Antarctica that purportedly reveals that a mass... more »

Eyewitnesses Report Military Helicopter Escorting Cigar UFO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Several eyewitnesses in Washington have reported seeing a military helicopter escorting a cigar-shaped UFO very close to ground level, at a place called Battle Ground. According to testimony in case 75344 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the incident occurred at 11:20 p.m. on March 21, 2016 and is one of numerous UFO sightings in the area over a period of several years. “I was in the backyard and heard this incoming Chinook helicopter flying near, close to the ground, very loud, and as it passed into view, just ahead of it was this dark moving craft,” one witness said.“Observin... more »

Russian Leader Says ‘Meteor’ In Chelyabinsk Was A ‘US Weapon’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Russian leader of the Liberal Democrat Party has accused the U.S. of using a new type of weapon on Russia, saying that the meteor that supposedly fell in the Urals on Friday was, in fact, a highly advanced weapon sent by the U.S. government as a warning to Russia. “You’re like some primitive tribe. What meteorite?” Zhirinovsky told members of the press, adding that “when something falls – it’s man-made. People are warmongers and provocateurs.” RT.com reports: Earlier in the week, US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly tried and failed to reach Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...more »

Hungarian Minister: Obama Deliberately Flooding Europe With Migrants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Hungarian prime minister’s chief of staff has accused President Obama of deliberately filling Europe with illegal immigrants in an attempt to orchestrate a migrant crisis. Janos Lazar told a press conference on Thursday that Obama is pushing for illegal immigration in Europe as part of a secret U.S. New World Order agenda. Dailycaller.com reports: “Not so long ago while visiting Europe, President Obama clearly spoke out in favor of the importance of migration, settlement and even the forced settlement [of migrants],” Lazar said at a news conference, adding Obama and the U.S. “ar... more »

7 Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Higher Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - What is it that holds most of us back on the path of personal evolution?

This Conservative Group Says Criminal Justice Reform Can Improve Public Safety and Save Taxpayers Money

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: handcuffs, jail, prisoners, prison] A growing conservative movement to reform criminal justice laws to both save money and improve public safety “began in Texas, as it often does in Republican states, with a view on the budget,” Right on Crime spokesperson Ken Cuccinelli told... more »

Baltimore ‘Prepared to Respond’ to Riots After Freddie Gray Officer Found Not Guilty

Casey Harper at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Protesters gather outside of a courthouse after Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, was acquitted of all charges in his trial in Baltimore, Monday, May 23, 2016.] Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake put potential protesters and rioters on notice after one of the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Officer Edward Nero, 30, not guilty of all... more »

Lions Killed To Save Suicidal Man In Chilean Zoo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Staff at a zoo in Chile were forced to ‘sacrifice’ two lions to save the life of a suicidal man who had stripped naked and entered their enclosure in front of aghast visitors. Crowds of shocked tourists, children among them, watched on as the 20-year-old man climbed a fence at the zoo in Santiago and threw himself into the lions pen. Warning: Disturbing Images Daily Record reports: Extraordinary images from the incident appeared to show the nude man grappling with the lions as visitors watched in horror. Staff were forced to intervene and took the decision to shoot dead two of the... more »

Quote of the Day: “Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*“We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child's spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself. That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendour during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.”* ~ Maria Montessori [Hat tip Marsha Enright] ,. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission ... more »

Context matters when replicating experiments, argues study

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
Background factors such as culture, location, population, or time of day affect the success rates of replication experiments, a new study suggests. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used data from the psychology replication project, which found only 39 out of 100 experiments live up to their original claims. The authors […] The post Context matters when replicating experiments, argues study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Fourteen Teachings of the Buddha

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

NATO Leaders Meet To Discuss and Plan for Second Attack On Libya

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*Ignoring the misleading headline and excluding most of the nonsense:* Looks to be a move to increase the weaponized migration into the EU Among other agendas of course To speed Gaddafi on his way to Hades, Nato and assorted pro-Western Arab states intervened in the Libyan uprising with an *unprecedented avalanche of air strikes. Nato admits to flying an extraordinary 26,500 individual sorties against targets in Libya in 2011. *Yet there have been only 3,933 Allied (non-Russian) air strikes in Syria against Daesh forces since bombing began in August 2014. In Iraq, there have been 8,4...more »

Centcom's Votel to Syria/ "Rojova" after Unannounced Visit to Iraq

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
Top US Commander Makes Secret Visit to Syrian Kurdistan This comes after his unannounced visit to Iraq, mentioned here: Mosul: it's Precarious Dam & an Earthquake? CENTCOM/ DOD. Baghdad Protests, Again *QAMISHLO*, Syrian Kurdistan,—* On a secret trip to Syrian Kurdistan, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to enter a war zone to check on his troops *and make his own assessment of progress in organizing Kurdish fighters and local Arab for what has been a slow campaign to push the Islamic State out of Syria. “I have responsibi... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
◆ Yeah, it's a joke, and it's on us...

“Why Hillary Clinton Is Sinking Faster Than The Titanic”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Why Hillary Clinton Is Sinking Faster Than The Titanic”* By Wayne Allyn Root "ABC, Fox News, and Rasmussen now have polls suggesting Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton nationally and for the first time during this campaign RealClearPolitics 'tracker' has Trump with a 0.2pt lead - the unofficial "death cross" of Clinton's campaign. Voters are putting their money where their polls are too as bookies odds of a Hillary victory in November are tumbling. Hillary's lead has gone as the blue line "death cross"-es below Trump's rising red line... I’ve predicted publicly for a year now ... more »

Health: "Revealed, The Five 'Hidden Killers' That Could Send You To An Early Grave"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Revealed, The Five 'Hidden Killers' * *That Could Send You To An Early Grave"* By Fiona Macrae "Loneliness and losing your sense of smell have been included on a list of ‘hidden killers’ that could deny you a long and healthy life. Broken sleep and difficulty in walking also appear on the list, compiled by Chicago researchers. Odd as it may seem, even something as seemingly innocuous as an arm broken in middle-age may affect the odds of dying years later. The researchers say these factors are just as important as obvious medical conditions such as weight, blood pressure and heart ... more »

Bill Bonner, "Bad News From the Ranch"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Bad News From the Ranch"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE, Maryland – "An alarming email came on Tuesday from our ranch in Argentina: “Bad things going on… We thought we had the originarios problem settled. Not at all. They just invaded the ranch.” *A Revolution Going On: *To bring new readers fully into the picture, Northwest Argentina, where we have our ranch, has a revolution going on. Some of the indigenous people – that is, people with Native American blood – believe they have a claim on the land, simply because their ancestors once lived on it. You can see easily what a slippery c... more »

“Getting What We Want Isn’t What We Really Want”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Getting What We Want Isn’t What We Really Want”* by David Cain "There was a fascinating piece in The New Yorker recently about a man who, in the 1960s, bought a motel just so he could spy on his guests. He had always been captivated by other people’s private moments, by how differently they behave when they think they’re alone. He admits he also wanted to see them have sex. The article is fascinating for many reasons (check it out here). But perhaps the owner’s most interesting discovery was that human beings are quite typically miserable on vacation. Alain de Botton has written ... more »

"Where Your Gaze Lingers..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that has nothing to do with you, this storm* is* you. Something inside you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sen... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VII: Reflection" (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Liquid Mind VII: Reflection" (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojsJONaD0RY (To recover from the previous post. *;-)*)

Musical Interlude: Outlaws, “Green Grass and High Tides”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Outlaws, “Green Grass and High Tides” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82OM5tzcrk *"*Make a joyful noise," the Good Book tells us. *OK!** Turn it up!* This'll do... lol

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these ancient 40-meter high pillars formed is yet unknown. *Click image for larger size.* The persistent photographer of this featured image battled rough terrain and uncooperative weather to capture these rugged stone towers in winter at night, being finally successful in February of last year. Utilizing the camera's time delay feature, the photogr...more »

Chet Raymo, "Care of Body and Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Care of Body and Soul"* by Chet Raymo "In the 1940s, the Medical Arts Building on McCallie Avenue in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was one of the tallest buildings in town. My father would park the green Ford (born in 1936, the same year as me) in the parking lot at back and my mother would whizz me up in the elevator to Doctor Starr's office on the fifth floor. This was at a time when doctors still made house calls for serious afflictions, but for minor ailments my mom insisted on dragging us downtown. The doctor probed my skinny chest with his cold-nosed stethoscope. He prodded my wh... more »

"As The Poets Remind Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"To survive as a human being is possible only through love. And, when Thanatos is ascendant, the instinct must be to reach out to those we love, to see in them all the divinity, pity, and pathos of the human. And to recognize love in the lives of others- even those with whom we are in conflict- love that is like our own. It does not mean we will avoid war or death. It does not mean that we as distinct individuals will survive. But love, in its mystery, has its own power. It alone gives us meaning that endures. It alone allows us to embrace and cherish life. Love as power both to re... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"407,000 Workers Stunned As Pension Fund Proposes 60% Cuts, Treasury Says 'Not Enough'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"407,000 Workers Stunned As Pension Fund Proposes 60% Cuts, * *Treasury Says 'Not Enough'"* by Michael Shedlock "Darkness falls upon Humanity, and faces become terrible things that wanted more than there was. All our days are marked with unexpected affronts- some disastrous, others less so but the process is wearing and continuous. Attrition rules. Most give way leaving empty spaces where people should be. And now as we ready to self-destruct there is very little left to kill, which makes the tragedy less and more... much, much, more." - Charles Bukowski "407,000 private sector wo... more »

Politics: “Send Out The Clowns”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Send Out The Clowns”* by James Howard Kunstler “In this decade of maximum peril, a prankish God delivers two maximally detested candidates to lead the faltering nation as events run ahead of all the convenient narratives. For instance: the idea that Republican “insiders” can block Trump’s path to the nomination. The insiders may be phantoms after all. For instance, the loathsome Koch brothers have already made their move onto Hillary’s side of the game-board. (What does THAT tell you? - CP) Trump won’t miss their campaign contributions for a New York minute (while Hillary might f...more »

"In That Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Our children will be born of our actions. Our accidents will become their destinies. Oh, the actions will remain. It is a simple matter of what you will do when the chips are down, my friend. When the fat lady is singing. When the walls are falling in, and the sky is dark, and the ground is rumbling. In that moment our actions will define us. And it makes no difference whether you are being watched by Allah, Jesus, Buddha, or whether you are not. On cold days a man can see his breath, on a hot day he can't. On both occasions, the man breathes." - Zadie Smith

Trump’s Seawall Is About His Business, Not Global Warming

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drives his golf buggy during the second day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland.] A Monday Politico article claims Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump could secretly care about global warming based on an application to build a seawall to protect a golf resort. In reality, this only shows Trump uses global warming alarmism to benefit... more »

Iraq Autopsy - Anatomy of a Murder

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*IRAQ - Anatomy of a Murder* As General Wesley Clark explained in his infamous video interview, now called *"Seven Countries in Five Years",* The US military industrial complex, from their fortress in the Pentagon, prior and post 9/11 planned and carried out the murder of the nation of Iraq. They used the false flag atrocity and lies about WMD as their premise to kill this country when the true reason was they were ridding the middle east of all sovereign, independent nations in preparation for ersatz Israel...from the Nile to the Euphrates. * "Bull in China Shop US General" aka W... more »

German prosecutors free all ecoterrorists from Schwarze Pumpe

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Recent immigrants from the Muslim world are not the only group that seems to stand above the law in Germany. During the weekend a week ago, there was a violent rally inside a power plant and a brown coal mine in East Germany, close to the Czech border. The events at the Schwarze Pumpe looked like this: *Some more videos* Both businesses had to be pretty much closed for the weekend. The fences were destroyed and the police action was costly, too. You may imagine that it would be very hard for these mostly worthless terrorists to pay for all the damages they have caused. At the... more »

Over Half of Every Tax Dollar You Give to Uncle Sam is Spent on This

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Are you aware of just how Uncle Sam is spending your tax money?

American ISIS Defector Traces Radicalization to One Particular Experience at Columbia University

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Columbia - 900] An American Islamic State defector turned FBI informant gave a rare interview Sunday about radicalization and life with ISIS. With the FBI's permission, a terrorist from a moderate Muslim family in New York City shared his story with NBC News...more »

Among The Candidates, Who's For War? Who's For Peace? How Can We Even Know? Take South Jersey...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
How do you know if a congressional candidate is more or less likely to support war and aggression? Well, generally speaking Republicans, and conservatives in general, are more likely to be willing to rush to war as an immediate option. Democrats often *claim* they stand for peace, but the claim is often hollow. In the presidential race we have a rabid, neocon hawk on the Democratic side and an unstable, unhinged and impulsive bully on the Republican side. In Congress, one way to know who stands for war and who stands for peace is by watching how Members vote on amendments brought... more »

New Vaccines Will Permanently Alter Human DNA

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Why is the government so maniacal about injecting vaccines?

Foreign Policy Salience and the 2016 Election: Evidence from the ANES Survey

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
With each passing week, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, makes statements that challenge the basic operating assumptions of U.S. foreign policy, whether it be through his nonchalance about a trade war with China, repudiation of alliance commitments to NATO and Japan, or honoring the countries’ debts. The question that emerges from this: does the American electorate […]

‘Not Guilty': Baltimore Officer Acquitted on All Charges in Freddie Gray Case

Stream Staff at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 1: (EDITOR'S NOTE: BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE) In this handout photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department, officer Edward Nero poses for a mug shot on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Officer Nero was arrested in connection with the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Gray's death was ruled a homicide and criminal charges have been filed. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side.] Baltimore police officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty by a... more »

United Methodists Repeal Previous Endorsement of Roe v. Wade

The Institute on Religion & Democracy at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Fiery Methodist Cross - 900] 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 to delete a... more »

Authorities Seize Tons Of Medical Aid For ISIS Coming From Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Authorities in Aleppo have reportedly seized a truck transporting 25 tons of medical supplies from Turkey for ISIS terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Syrian security forces confiscated the truck that belonged to the Turkish al-Yaman medical company as it was carrying $100,000 worth supplies in the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo. According to Syria’s official news agency SANA: A source in Aleppo said in a statement to SANA’s reporter that after monitoring and investigating al-Yaman, a Turkish medical company, the authorities seized a truck loaded with more than 25 tons of su...more »

“Lack of scientific contributions and novelty” fells math paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A journal apparently changed its mind about the uniqueness of a math paper, published last year. We’ll get right to the brief retraction notice: The paper: “AL-Watani manifold admitting semi symmetric metric connection” by Musa A.A. Jawarneh, which appeared in Pure Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 4, 2015, no. 1, 1-8 has been retracted from Pure Mathematical […] The post “Lack of scientific contributions and novelty” fells math paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Supreme Court Throws Out Death Sentence From All-White Jury

MARK SHERMAN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: This undated photo made available by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows Timothy Tyrone Foster. The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to Foster because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted Foster of killing a white woman. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday, May 23, 2016. The outcome probably will enable Foster to win a new trial, 29 years after he was sentence to death.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled decisively in favor of a death-row inmate in Georgia on Monday, chastising state prosecutors for imprope... more »

100 Feared Dead After Explosions Near Russian Military Bases In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
More than 100 people are feared dead after seven blasts targeted several locations in the Latakia province in Syria on Monday, according to media reports. ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attacks in Jableh and Tartuswhich which are close to two Russian military facilities. RT reports: Islamic State militants claimed the attacks saying via its news outlet, Amaq, that “gatherings of Alawites in Tartous and Jableh” had been targeted. The Alawites is the minority sect to which President Bashar Assad belongs. According to Ikhbariya TV, there were up to three explosions in the coa... more »

New Effort To Liberate Iraq’s Fallujah Underway

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
On May 23, 2016 Prime Minister Haidar Abadi announceda new operation to try to free Fallujah had begun. That would includea collection of 20,000 fighters from the Golden Division, the army, the Rapid Reaction Brigade, Sunni tribal fighters, and various Hashd elements. A government spokesman said that the U.S. was supporting the campaign as long as the Hashd stayed on the perimeter. The Hashd have been talking about freeing Fallujah for a year now. The Hashd originally tried to liberate the city in July2015, which contravened PM Abadi’s effort against Ramadi that started at the sa... more »

President Obama: 'Russia Uninterested in Further Reductions of Nuclear Weapons'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Andy Rain *Reuters*: *Obama Claims Russia Uninterested in Further Reductions of Nuclear Weapons* *Obama said that Russia is not interested in further dialogue aimed at reduction of the nuclear arsenals.* TOKYO (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Russia is not interested in further dialogue aimed at reduction of the nuclear arsenals. "I've tried to negotiate with Russians, and was able to get, when I first came to office, a START-II [Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty] treaty that reduced the stockpiles of Russian and US nuclear weapons. I think we can go... more »

Iranian Commander Boasts That Israel Can Be Destroyed 'In Under 8 Minutes'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The warning came just weeks after Iran claimed to have successfully tested 2,000km-range missiles capable of hitting Israel (Daily Mail). *Times of Israel*: *Iranian commander: We can destroy Israel ‘in under 8 minutes’* If supreme leader gives order, Revolutionary Guards ‘will raze the Zionist regime’ quickly, says senior adviser of elite al-Quds unit. A senior Iranian military commander boasted that the Islamic Republic could “raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.” Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said... more »

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Today's Multiple Deadly Bomb Attacks In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Blasts kill more than 120 in Syrian government-held cities: monitor* Bomb blasts killed scores of people in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous on Monday, and wounded many others in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases, monitors and state media said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in the Mediterranean cites that have up to now escaped the worst of the conflict, saying it was targeting members of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more... more »

Two Islamist Suicide Bombers Kill Scores Of Army Recruits In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC:* *Yemen conflict: IS suicide bomber kills army recruits in Aden* At least 40 people, most of them army recruits, have been killed in two bomb attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Yemeni city of Aden. In the first, a suicide bomber targeted young men queuing to enlist at the home of a senior army commander. Shortly afterwards there was a second blast at a nearby army base. Aden is serving as the temporary home of Yemen's government while it seeks to regain control of the capital, Sanaa, from the Houthi rebel movement. *Read more* .... *More News On Today's... more »

World Leaders Want to Know From President Obama If Donald Trump Has A Chance Of Becoming President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
CBS *New York Times:* *Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders* HANOI, Vietnam — Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” “I continue... more »

President Obama Lifts U.S. Arms Embargo On Vietnam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
CNN: *Obama lifts U.S. arms ban on Vietnam* Hanoi, Vietnam (CNN)President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam. In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper defense cooperation with the country and dismissed suggestions it was aimed at countering China's growing strength in the region. Instead, it was the desire to continue normalizing relations between the United States and ... more »

Norbert Hofer Of The Freedom Party Is Projected To Win The Austrian Presidential Election (Update: Left-Winger Vvan der Bellen Wins Austrian Presidential Election)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC*: *Austria presidential vote: Postal ballots to decide result* Postal ballots will decide Austria's presidential election after polling station results from Sunday's vote gave the far-right candidate a slender lead. Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party was slightly ahead of his rival, Alexander Van der Bellen, the interior ministry said on Sunday. If elected, Mr Hofer would be the first far-right head of state in the EU. A key campaign issue was Europe's migrant crisis, which has seen asylum-seeker numbers soar. About 90,000 people claimed asylum in Austria last year, equivale... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
#newsgraphic Taliban sources confirm death of leader in US drone strike @AFP pic.twitter.com/DFuoE9FY26 — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 23, 2016

Charter Solution Magnifies Segregation Problem

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
It is ironic that the ESEA, which was intended to break down school segregation, has been succeeded 60 years later by the latest version of the same legislation, now known as ESSA, which provides extra fuel to the segregation engine (charter schools). A clip from the summary of a new study by the GAO. Much more on this later: The percentage of K-12 public schools in the United States with students who are poor and are mostly Black or Hispanic is growing and these schools share a number of challenging characteristics. From school years 2000-01 to 2013-14 (the most recent data avail... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Wyoming GOP Law Criminalizes Collecting Evidence of Environmental Pollution on Public Land EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane Everything you need to know about 'Austria's Donald Trump' — the far-right candidate about to become president France Hit By Gas Shortages, Rationing After Refinery Workers Go On Strike A British company made thirsty concrete that swallows 880 gallons of water per minute Rare photos show life inside North Korea's top-secret military Mad About Rigged Elections? Mainstream Media Says "You" Are Th...more »

Meet the Moms Fighting the Government Over Their Children’s Bathroom Privacy

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Concerned mom - 900] CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A group of North Carolina parents are joining forces to fight the Obama administration over its policy that forces public schools to allow transgender students into restrooms, showers, and locker rooms that are opposite from their biological... more »

Tories Move Forward With Controversial Plan To Scrap Human Rights Act

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with a British Bill of Rights were outlined in the Queen’s Speech and slammed by human rights groups. During Wednesdays official state opening of parliament, Queen Elizabeth II announced the government’s plans to ditch the HRA. In her speech written by the Tory government, the Queen said: “Proposals will be brought forward for a British Bill of Rights” RT reports: Civil rights group Liberty described the move as “worthy of the Donald Trump campaign trail,” while Amnesty International UK urged the government to “leave the ... more »

Newt Gingrich Discusses Candidates with Maria Bartiromo...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*it's always interesting to hear Newt's opinions. *

Killing yourself to live the pounding sand metaphor

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Sand is not all beach.

Jeremy Corbyn Prepares To Call For Tony Blair War Crimes Trial

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is reportedly preparing to call for an investigation into Tony Blair for war crimes during the Iraq War in the wake of a long-awaited Chilcot report. The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war will publish a 2.6 million-word report on July 6, following seven years of analyzing evidence about how the British government acted before the 2003 invasion of Iraq and during the war. The Independent reports: During the Labour leadership election Mr Corbyn said he was convinced the Iraq War was illegal and that anyone who had committed a crime should be put on ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*The racket of colleges that accept poorly qualified students* *It sounds noble but just leaves the students with loads of debt and either no qualifications at all or qualifications of little use. Tertiary education is NOT for everyone. Admissions standards have a point* IT’S ONE OF THE MOST enduring selling points for the value of higher education: The best route out of poverty is through the college quad. Spend four years in college, and all that book learning, mind opening, and network expanding will help even the lowest-income student jump up several rungs on the economic la... more »

Big Science vs. Humanity: The Arrogant Dream of Constructing a Human Genome in the Lab

Douglas Axe at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: DNA molecules] Scientists have recently started talking about constructing a complete human genome from scratch -- out of raw chemicals. Understandably, concerns are being raised about the idea. As unsettling as the news is, though, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising. Big science is... more »

Creamy Chicken and Rice

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
I've done a lot of recipes over the years, and I've said that many of them are my favorite. But, for real, this Creamy Chicken and Rice recipe really just might be my favorite. Chicken and rice is one of the most basic, yet satisfying, meals out there. I've made many different versions, but there's something about this creamy recipe that puts it over the top. This dish is packed with flavor and feels much more elegant than a chicken and rice dish. OK, enough chit chat. Let's get down to the recipe. INGREDIENTS*Chicken Ingredients* - 3 Tbsp lemon pepper - 1 Tbsp paprika - ... more »

Topology, geometry in QG admit no operators, measurement

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
Santa Barbara's David Berenstein and his student Alexandra Miller published a paper Topology and geometry cannot be measured by an operator measurement in quantum gravity which is nice because they have used the LLM limit of Maldacena's AdS/CFT correspondence to rediscover something that the TRF readers know from about 10 blog posts and that has been refined into a more controllable paper form by Papadodimas and Raju. There can't be any linear operators in a theory of quantum gravity whose eigenvalues would correspond to the topological invariants of the space. I think that the adj... more »

Pensions Are A Promise-- A Promise Republicans Are Always Eager To Break

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I was somewhat surprised to see a bunch of fringy right-wing organizations, among them the Institute for Liberty, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, hold Republicans' feet to the fire over Vegas plutocrat and Trumpist Sheldon Adelson over the anti-Internet gambling earmark the GOP gave him in the Appropriations Bill in return for the millions of dollars he's spent on their political campaigns. They sent a letter to crooked Houston Republican John Culberson, chairman of the House Commerce Appropriations Subcommittee that reads, in part, "We,... more »

UN Warns That Yemen Is On The Brink Of Famine

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The UN has warned that severe food shortages across Yemen amid relentless Saudi attacks, has bought the war torn country “one step” closer to famine. John Ging, director of operations at the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), said that over 10 million Yemenis need basic healthcare and over 7.6 million “are severely food insecure” He added that this is “one step below the level of famine” on the international index of food insecurity. Press TV reports: “So it’s a very fragile situation, and it’s a huge number of people that are in that status,” Ging, ... more »

Kagan On Trump

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Robert Kagan has been a consistent neo-conservative voice for the last twenty-five years. From his desk at the Brookings Institution, he has advocated for a tougher, more militaristic American foreign policy. Successive Republican administrations have adopted his suggestions. That is why his take on Donald Trump is so interesting. In a recent column, "This Is How Fascism Comes To America," he writes: The entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singula... more »

A Reminder to Avoid the Culture of Death: ‘Mostly Dead is Slightly Alive’

Jim Tonkowich at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Certificate of Death - 900] The nation has crossed a great divide. We see it in our politics, in the redefinition marriage and family, in bathroom wars, and the redefinition of male and female. And surprisingly we see it in the attempt to redefine death.... more »

EPA Conducts Two Secret Meetings a Year to Decide How to Dole Out BILLIONS in Slush Fund Money

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency] Two internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committees secretly control how billions of dollars are spent, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. Congress appropriates about $1 billion annually for EPA's Superfund program, and the agency has accumulated nearly $6.8... more »

Obama Appoints Transgender Agenda Activist to Faith Council

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama All-Gender Restrooms - 900] President Obama has appointed the first gender identity advocate to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Barbara Satin, a male who identifies as female, was announced on May 12 along with other appointees to several White House... more »

Amnesty Finds Illegal UK-Made Cluster Bombs In Yemeni Village

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Amnesty International have found banned British manufactured cluster bombs in a Yemeni village which was targeted in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes. This has lead to calls for the UK to come clean on its weapon sales and military support to Saudi Arabia. In a statement on Monday, the UK-based rights group said that unexploded cluster bombs have turned northern Yemen into “minefields” for civilians. RT reports: The unexploded BL-755 cluster bomb is designed to be dropped from the UK-made Tornado aircraft used by the Saudi Air Force. It was found in a village in the north of the conf... more »

Patriotic Wreaths and Water Actives for Kids!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Peace Corps Coming to Vietnam for First Time

NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunday, May 22, 2016. The president is on a weeklong trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.] HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- The Peace Corps is at last coming to Vietnam. President Barack Obama is expected to announce Monday during his visit to Vietnam that the Peace Corps will be invited to establish operations in that country, the... more »

Is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg a Well-Intended Liberal With a Massive Blind Spot?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Deauville, France - MAY 26, 2011 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg participates to a conference about web technologies during the french G8 in the north of France with the Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Hiroshi Mikitani, founder of Rakuten, the Businessman in advertising Maurice Levy and the Orange CEO Eric Richard.] While Mark Zuckerberg's much-publicized meeting with conservative leaders last week has drawn varied responses, from Glenn Beck's overly fawning account to others who were positive but circumspect, what seems clear is that Zuckerberg genuinely wants Facebook to be viewed ... more »

Obama Lifts Decades-Old Arms Ban in His 1st Visit to Vietnam

FOSTER KLUG at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, May 23, 2016. The president is on a weeklong trip to Asia as part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.] HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place... more »

The First Stop on Obama’s Asian Tour Angers Big, Red China

JP Carroll at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obam, right, and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, toast during a State Luncheon at the International Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, May 23, 2016. Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling aim to Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region he's tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.] President Barack Obama arrived Sunday in Vietnam to discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as well as loosening a U.S. a... more »

Enemy watch: Post's Glenn Kessler returns to Tuzla!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016Bring back the Soviet Union:* We're on our way back to our sprawling campus, with full services to resume tomorrow. In the meantime, maybe it's time to bring back the Soviet Union. This thought came to mind as we read Glenn Kessler's new Washington Post Fact-Checker report, "Recalling Hillary Clinton’s claim of ‘landing under sniper fire’ in Bosnia." Kessler's report starts off like this. We'll highlight two points which "bring the eternal note of sadness in:" KESSLER (5/23/16): *One of our all-time great fact checks was The Fact Checker’s March 21, 2008, re... more »

Collapsing Socialist Venezuela Deploys Military, Tells Citizens U.S. Might Invade

JP Carroll at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro] The embattled socialist government of Venezuela has sent out troops to fight anti-government protesters and justified it by claiming the U.S. could invade the country soon. Venezuela has been dealing with widespread protests since Wednesday, a response to Socialist President Nicolas... more »

U.S. Veteran Seeks Asylum for Iraqi Man Who Saved His Life

JOHN ROGERS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This June 2015 photo provided by Spencer Millsap shows Chase Millsap, right, and the Captain, pose for a photo in Ankara, Turkey. After three tours of duty in warn-torn Iraq, including one that nearly took his life, Millsap returned to the United States to earn a master's degree in public policy and get on with a civilian life. For the past two years, the former Green Beret soldier has been fighting to get political asylum for his brother in arms, a man he simply calls The Captain, a soldier who fought alongside him during two of Millsap’s tours in Iraq.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ... more »

Editors say they missed “fairly obvious clues” of third party tampering, publish fake peer reviews

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
The editors of a journal that recently retracted a paper after the peer-review process was “compromised” have published the fake reviews, along with additional details about the case. In the editorial titled “Organised crime against the academic peer review system,” Adam Cohen and other editors at the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology say they missed “several fairly obvious […] The post Editors say they missed “fairly obvious clues” of third party tampering, publish fake peer reviews appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Obama: Taliban Leader’s Death a ‘Milestone’ for Afghan Peace

NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This photo taken by a freelance photographer Abdul Salam Khan using his smart phone on Sunday, May 22, 2016, purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan's border. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a U.S. drone strike.] HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Man... more »

Iraq Launches Attacks to Retake ISIS-Held Fallujah

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi military spokesman says the long-awaited military operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants "has begun." The spokesman for the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, says Iraqi forces retook several villages on the outskirts of the town of Makhmour, east of Mosul, on Thursday, March 24, 2016. (AP Photo, File)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime M... more »

Is NATO Really Preparing for War with Russia?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
*By Leonid Ivashov (General-Colonel, president of the Academy of Geopolitical Issues, International Journalism professor at **Moscow State Institute of International Relations) * One of the most important questions of our time is whether NATO is really preparing for an open war with Russia, and the alliance has already found the place where it starts, or is it a game of nerves, verbal and declarative, but, in fact, not dangerous fuss? This isn't horseplay, but serious preparations for war. And not only in the region of our North-Western borders, but along the entire perimeter of ... more »

Osiris - Robert Bauval - Jesus cult and the Osiris myth

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
*the golden capstone*you might think this early Osiris or Ancient Pyramid Mythology video from renowned egyptologist and conceptualist Robert Bauval is about the building of the great pyramids and their pagan worship. Well, it kinda is, but this is merely a pseudo-historical device to introduce the concepts of Christ or Jesus or post-Osiris one-godness or Your Entire Belief system be you catholic or protestant or gnostic or muslim... This video was made in a time before the pyramids were seen as some sort of Ancient Technology energy generater based around the splitting of water in... more »

A fascinating article on the odd number of planes 'crashing' at sea.

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The linked article ends: 'There is only one solution. Muslims cannot become pilots. Will the West get to that phase? No. As I said, only death-toll is the lesson number one that westerners will understand... ' If that offends you then please read the whole article for context, having done that are you still offended? Do you at least see why the article's author says that? The whole article is here http://shoebat.com/2016/05/22/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-muslim-kamikaze-egyptairs-flight-804-pilot-and-why-he-drowned-the-plane-in-the-sea/

The Real Energy Deniers

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 20 hours ago
*By Viv Forbes* *Geologist, grass farmer, mineral economist and founder of the Carbon Sense Coalition* *And* *Steve Hunter, Cartoonist* *May 2016* *To view this in your browser with all images:* *http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/energy-deniers.pdf* When man first appeared on Earth he had no implements, no clothes, no farms and no mineral fuels – his only tools were his brains, hands and muscles. Everything that enables mankind to live comfortably in a world where nature is indifferent to our survival has been discovered, invented, mined or created by our invent... more »

Harriet Harman showing her ignorance

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Sunday Politics London, 22/05/2016: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07bghpv via @bbciplayer Watch from the hour mark and see Harriet Harman show her ignorance of how tariffs work, the EU exporters could put tariffs on their exports to us if we leave the EU? Then near the end admit that she doesn't recognise any of the seven leading EU figures, she's a senior British politician, even I recognise two of them...

Elijah Wood: Hollywood Pedophile Scandal Worse Than Jimmy Savile

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood has claimed that Hollywood is immersed in a child sexual abuse scandal bigger than the Jimmy Savile scandal that rocked Britain recently. The former child actor claims that pedophiles are protected by the elite in Hollywood, and that abuse is still rife in the entertainment industry to this very day. Telegraph.co.uk reports: In an interview with the Sunday Times, Wood said he had been protected from abuse as he was growing up, but that other child actors had been regularly “preyed upon” at parties by industry figures. “You all grew up with Savile ... more »

Russia Prepares For NATO’s Declaration Of War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
NATO has deployed military personnel and weapons on the Russian border in readiness to declare war on Russia, according to Mike Billington, Asia editor for the Executive Intelligence Review. According to Billington Russia is making the necessary plans to fight World War 3, possibly as early as this summer. Presstv.com reports: Press TV has interviewed Mike Billington, from the Asia Desk of the Executive Intelligence Review in Leesburg, about Russia condemning NATO for granting membership to Montenegro. The following is a rough transcription of the interview. Press TV: It is pretty ... more »

Erdogan Is Preparing For Military Coup In Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Turkey is on the verge of a full military coup under Erdogan’s rule, experts have warned. The situation in Turkey is rapidly deteriorating. Private debt is spiralling out of control, tourism is at an all-time low and Turkey’s currency continues to decline. Syrian Free Press reports: The 2013 Gezi protests and corruption charges against the government, the 2014 presidential election and two general elections in 2015 have put the Turkish economy under stress. Turkey’s annual growth rate, which for 50 years had averaged 4.5%, remained at an average 3% in the past four years. Economist... more »

Obama To Disclose Truth About Aliens Before He Leaves White House

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
President Obama will give an historic speech to the entire world in which he will disclose the truth about aliens. According to alien disclosure lobbyist Steve Bassett, the White House is due to reveal the truth about aliens visiting the Earth before the end of 2016. Bassett, who also heads the Paradigm Research Group, has been campaigning the U.S. government to reveal the truth about aliens for over 20 years. And his campaigning, it seems, is about to pay off. Express.co.uk reports: There was an air of excitement about Mr Bassett as he arrived at the Daily Express offices in Londo... more »

Scientists Confirm ‘Alien Probe’ Will Pass By Earth In 2017

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Scientists have confirmed that in 2017 a mysterious ‘alien probe’ object will pass by the Earth, leaving them baffled as to its origin. Scientists studying the approaching object say its continued speed does not make sense due to the fact that it continues to move towards us at a varying speed, meaning that it accelerates and decelerates gradually. The mysterious object was originally discovered in November 1991 by astronomer James Scotti. Ewao.com reports: The object referred to as 1991VN is a mere 10 meters in diameter and has a heliocentric orbit spin past the edge of the Milky ... more »

Judge Hears Proof That U.S. Government Destroyed 9/11 Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Lawyers representing five men accused of aiding the 9/11 attacks have said the U.S. government secretly destroyed evidence relating to the attacks which could prove their innocence. On May 11, defense lawyers asked judge Col. James Pohl to shut the case down after classified evidence emerged of a government cover-up. Activistpost.com reports: Major Poteet also told the Times that the defense was first informed in February that Colonel Pohl would provide them with a “summary of a substitute” for the original, classified evidence. The defense requested Colonel Pohl to preserve the ev...more »

U.S. Protestors Thwart Nestle From Privatising Their Water

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Protestors in Oregon, USA, have successfully prevented Nestle from privatising their local water supply and selling it back to them for a profit. Residents passed a ballot initiative protecting the community’s water from greedy corporations attempting to use the water for commercial purposes. Blacklistednews.com reports: Blue yard signs bearing the words “Yes on 14-55: Our Water, Our Future” dotted lawns throughout Hood River County, Oregon, in the run-up to the primary election held on May 17. Just as many of these signs appeared to share a lawn with a Cruz or Trump yard sign as w... more »

Blackmail 2016

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 23 hours ago
The Democratic Party is sounding a lot like the House Un-American Activities Committee these days. HUAC was the star chamber convened in the late 1930s for the ostensible purpose of rooting out Communists and other subversives in government, the media, and the entertainment industry. It was finally disbanded in 1975 in the wake of the Watergate scandal. HUAC's main underlying agenda, however, was the dismantling of the New Deal. If proponents got smeared along the way, too bad. They were the collateral damage of the right wing counterrevolution.The public was supposed to be scared ... more »

“Get them early, said the Jesuits…”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
Get them early, said the Jesuits, and you can indoctrinate them for life. The modern-day mediocricy-mongers have learned that lesson well. A friend from North Melbourne sent me through this idiocy from their latest primary school newsletter: *You may have seen some important signs popping up around the school and playground as well as a concentrated amount in the Prep corridor. This is due to our busy sign makers who are concluding their Deeper Learning experience which focused on 'how signs and symbols communicate a message and keep us safe in our community.' We have had a bu... more »

NATO Deploys Largest Military Presence Since 1941 To Russian Border

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
NATO have deployed its largest military presence to the Russian border since 1941, according to Professor Stephen F. Cohen – a U.S. scholar of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University. “We have been watching for nearly a month a steady buildup of American and NATO forces along near Russia’s borders – on land, on sea and in the air,” he remarked on The John Batchelor Show. “There has been nothing like this on Russia’s borders, such an amassing of hostile military force, since the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.” Sputniknews.com reports: Russia has...more »

A Shift In U.S. Strategy In the Afghan War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
New York Times: *Taliban Chief Targeted by Drone Strike in Pakistan, Signaling a U.S. Shift* KABUL, Afghanistan — After months of failed Pakistani efforts to broker peace talks with the Taliban, an American drone strike against the leader of the Afghan militants signaled a major break with precedent as the United States circumvented Pakistan in an effort to disrupt the strengthening insurgency, officials said on Sunday. The Afghan intelligence agency said Sunday that the Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, had been killed in the strike in the restive Pakistani provinc... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Two-Man Tactics* U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Carlos Gomez and Canadian Army Cpl. Brett White-Finkle practice two-man firearm tactics during the 2016 Summer Quick Shot exercise in Azusa, Calif., May 17, 2016. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Torrey W. Lee

One Full Century After Sykes-Picot And The Middle East Is In Worse Shape Than Ever

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In the Arab world Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot are major historical villains at the heart, most say, of all that troubles the Middle East today. Most Americans would be hard pressed to tell you who either of them is or why their names are historically significant-- and that probably includes Donald Trump, candidate for president of a party that once took foreign policy and national security seriously. It's the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and Lebanese *Al Arabiya* journalist, Hisham Melhem explained it in language even Trump-- if not his followers-- could... more »

Iraq Begins Massive Assault On The Islamic State in Fallujah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC:* Iraqi Forces Begin Massive Offensive to Retake Fallujah Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that Iraqi forces had begun a military campaign to retake the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah. The offensive against the strategic city 41 miles west of Baghdad promises "a moment of great victory," Abadi said on state TV after midnight. Iraq's Joint Operation Command confirmed to NBC News that the offensive had begun. A senior security official said on condition of anonymity that 20,000 federal police soldiers were in action, with 15,000 more troops expected. Residents had been ... more »

Syrian Rebels Threaten To End Truce

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW*: *Syria rebels threaten to disrupt truce if Assad's forces continue fighting* *Militant groups in Syria have refused to abide by the truce unless government troops stop the violence within 48 hours. The statement comes after President Assad's army bombed rebel strongholds around Damascus.* Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) released a statement signed by around 29 rebel groups on Sunday, saying they would consider the ceasefire "totally collapsed" unless the Syrian government stopped bombarding their strongholds around Damascus within 48 hours. "We are giving the sponsors... more »

US Rejects Russian Proposal For Joint Air Strikes On Rebel Groups In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *US rejects Russia proposal for joint Syria air strikes* The US and Russia have been carrying out separate bombing campaigns in Syria. The United States has rejected a Russian proposal to carry out joint air strikes against armed opposition groups in Syria. "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. The US and Russia have been carrying out separate bombing campaigns in Syria, where a ... more »

President Obama Begins His Asian Trip With A 2 Day Stop-Over In Vietnam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times**:* *Arriving in Vietnam, Obama Aims to Lure It Away From China* HANOI, Vietnam — President Obama arrived in the steamy capital of Vietnam ahead of schedule on Sunday night to begin three days of meetings in hopes of luring yet another Southeast Asian country away from China’s tight embrace. He was greeted on the tarmac by a young woman in a long yellow dress who handed him a bouquet of flowers. Several second-tier Vietnamese officials shook the president’s hand before he climbed into his limousine for a quick trip to his hotel after nearly 24 hours of travel. Qui... more »

Fiction Review: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
*They are for me. *"Why?" he asked Pate. "What am I to them?" "A knight who remembered his vows," the smith said. Oddly, I've never gotten around to reviewing any of George R.R. Martin's *A Song of Ice and Fire* saga. With season six of HBO's *Game of Thrones* on the air I've been reading many things Westeros of late. The main saga is legendary for it's brutality. Main characters drop like flies. The reward for being honorable is often death. *A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms* shines a small ray of hope into the lands of Westeros. It takes place about a century before the events ... more »

Do immigrants steal jobs?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Since everyone wants to comment on American immigration, now matter how little they know about it, let’s destroy three popular myths … 1. that immigrants are a drag on economic actvity; 2. that imigrants steal wages; 3. that immigrants suppress wages: [Hat tip Jim Rose] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Politically-Driven North Carolina Boycott Hurts Locals, Businesses

ANNA GRONEWOLD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this May 19, 2016 photo, Kery Eller, left, Stephen Willard and Stephen Eller, right, take a smoke break outside the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. ,where they are setting up for a trade show. The three men work as stage hands with the local union of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Kery Eller estimates in the past two months he has lost nearly $3,000 he expected to earn working at shows that were canceled by artists protesting the state's bathroom law.] GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Stagehand Kery Eller doesn’t own any Bruce Springsteen alb... more »

The New Democratic Party

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Behold your new Democratic Party, people. This is what they really think of you and how they've always thought of you. In case you don't recognize her through the plastic surgery, Onassis sunglasses and the mob wife blouse, this is Sen. Barbara Boxer at the Nevada "Democratic" convention two Saturdays ago flipping off Bernie Sanders supporters. This is the same woman who claimed she was "fearing for (her) life" and was getting threats from Bernie bros. Gee, she doesn't look all that scared to me. She must have been putting on a really brave front, that poor little lady... more »

States Scramble Against Zika as Washington Fights Over Funding

LAURAN NEERGAARD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this photo taken April 12, 2016, Giraldo Carratala, an inspector with the Miami- Dade County, Fla. mosquito control unit, sprays pesticide in the yard of a home in Miami, Fla. Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need. With the money in limbo, it's all about shifting resources.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health ... more »

The NRA And The Blue Dogs... It's Complicated

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last December I wrote that Ben Ray Luján, Pelosi's pick to head the DCCC-- the guy who would be in charge of recruiting, training and electing House Democrats-- was still one of the conservative Democrats on the payroll of the gun lobbyists. As recently as 2005 there were *dozens* of House Democrats who routinely sided with the NRA and who solicited NRA contributions, mostly Blue Dogs and New Dems. Almost all of them have, since then, been defeated either in primaries-- gun nut Tim Holden (Blue Dog-PA) is a good example-- or in general elections where Democratic voters just refus... more »

Elephant Painting

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Elephant Swimming


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Warmists can be amusing: Lewandowski in particular* I have been posting about the Green/Left 6 days a week for many years, so you would think I would be suffering from burnout by now. But on the contrary, I often find the whole thing amusing. The stuff that Warmists come out with in great seriousness is often so silly that one has to laugh. And Stephan Lewandowski really is a lamebrain. Here he is He is a psychologist and has latched onto the old "ad hominem" Leftist idea that he can discredit conservative arguments by showing that conservatives are not right in the head. ... more »

131 Million People Have Been Charmed By This Happy Star Wars Fan

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Star Wars - 900] A woman’s joy in the simple things of life has broken a Facebook record — and provided an unintentional reward for her family. On Thursday, Candace Payne posted a video of herself excitedly putting on a mask of the Star... more »

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