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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Message for Memorial Day Parade in Brunswick, Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 50 minutes ago
Japan Must ‘Renounce War Forever’ *Times Record (Brunswick, Maine)* *Op-Ed* By Bruce K. Gagnon The 2016 theme for the local Memorial Day Parade is “Remembering Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later.” This theme has many contemporary applications that I would like to address. After the surrender of the fascist Japanese government in 1945 a new constitution was written for Japan. On May 3, 1947, Japan’s postwar constitution went into effect. The progressive constitution granted universal suffrage, stripped Emperor Hirohito of all but symbolic power, stipulated a bill of rights, abolished ... more »

The Unseen Battle For The South China Sea (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*SKY News:* *Exclusive: Unseen Battle For South China Sea* Sky News visits the front line as China imposes itself on areas of the South China Sea claimed by five other countries. Technically, we are in international waters, but we are heading close to the Chinese-controlled Subi Reef, and the Philippines fishermen on board are frightened. The captain and his crew are up on deck keeping watch, anxiously scanning the horizon. Some of the men want to turn around. They are afraid of being intercepted, and rammed. Tensions in the region are high - and rising. China lays claim to mos... more »

Pressure Remains On SFPD and Mayor To Clean Up Their Acts Post-Suhr-- Medical Professionals Join Fight For Reforms

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*UCSF Do No Harm Coalition at City Hall in San Francisco* *-by Denise Sullivan* Following last Thursday's SFPD shooting of Jessica Williams in San Francisco's Bayview District, the campaign to Fire Chief Suhr succeeded when Mayor Ed Lee called for his resignation by day's end, while the push to reclaim the City by the Frisco 5 and their growing community of supporters, including medical professionals, remains in full force. "The guy is no longer the chief and it's our victory, your victory," said the Frisco 5's Maria Cristina Gutierrez. "It took the sacrifice," she said of SFPD's l... more »

Top Military Industrial Contractor Building a ‘Space Fence’ to Surveil Planet Earth

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Christina Sarich* - The Pentagon's top military industrial contractor will get billions to fence in planet earth.

A Look At The Turkey - Kurd War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Boys stand around a fire in Sur district where clashes have taken place between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/SERTAC KAYAR *Robert Worth, New York Times*: *Behind the Barricades of Turkey’s Hidden War* A simmering conflict with the Kurds threatens to consume an American ally and inflame an already-unstable region. On the morning of Oct. 29, 2014, a long convoy of armored vehicles and trucks rolled northward in the shadow of Iraq’s Zagros Mountains and crossed a bridge over the Khabur River,... more »

Study Says Geoengineering Not the Solution to Climate Change

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - Will government sponsored geoengineering projects save the planet from climate change?

Secret Life of the Human Pups

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 2 hours ago
Ah, the rich tapestry of human existence. Channel 4 has previously leered at dogging, and taken a voyeuristic peek behind the doors of exclusive sex parties. Polyamory, elderly sex workers, German brothels are also recent topics of late night tabloid telly. Who and what next? The commissioning editors must have thought long and hard before before coming up with ... human dogs. No, I'm not talking about dogs who want to be human (doesn't that encompass all dogs anyway?). It's the other way round. Human beings, *grown adults* acting and performing like canines in dog suits. This is a... more »

Gaia Portal: Partialities have sidelined, as Illuminaries flourish

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 2 hours ago
*Partialities have sidelined, as Illuminaries flourish* by ÉirePort Partialities have sidelined, as Illuminaries flourish. Stagnations averted for all, marshals are the protectors. Relinquished and vanquished find their constabularies. Feathers are emblazoned with the Fires of Insight. ÉirePort | May 25, 2016 at 07:07 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yC

Rebel Held Areas East Of Damascus Are Facing Starvation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Dan Wilkofsky and Ammar Hamou, VICE News:* *Assad's Army Just Captured a Key Breadbasket — And It Means 600,000 Syrians Could Starve* More than half a million people in rebel-held suburbs to the east of Damascus are facing imminent starvation, after the Syrian army broke through rebel lines last week, separating people from the agricultural land that was the area's breadbasket. The people of East Ghouta have survived a three-year siege thanks to produce grown in fields near their homes — and now that they have lost that territory they face a grim fate, similar to other besieged, ... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Turnbull's Tricky Treachery

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Following on from our previous post: The Red Hunt Planned an October Carbon Tax Malcolm Turnbull's agreement with the National's as reported by Simon Benson last September: (link) Nationals leader Warren Truss, who was reported to be privately seething at the change of Liberal leadership, said his party would work with Mr Turnbull — but at a cost. Critical to the Nationals’ endorsement of Mr Turnbull as PM was a pledge written into the agreement that *he would not change existing policy on climate change *or same-sex marriage. In other words, it locked Mr Turnbull into *a promise n... more »

What Will Russia Do Next In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Russia's Mariinsky Theatre orchestra performs at the amphitheatre in the Syria's historic city of Palmyra [Reuters] *James Denselow, Al Jazeera:* *Where next for Russia in Syria?* Russia has been able to call the shots because no other global power is willing to put as many chips on the table. A good means of predicting what Moscow's next steps in the Syria conflict is to listen to what Russian political and military leaders say and prepare for the opposite. While other actors on this most bloody of stages have been characterised by their preference for short-term tactics, the Russ... more »

Can Bernie Spread The Revolution Downticket?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Jonathan Clarke, Long Island Berniecrat* Bernie's endorsement of Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Lucy Flores (R-NV) and Zephyr Teachout (D-NY) has raised about $400,000 for each of them in about a month. His endorsement over the weekend of Tim Canova brought Tim $250,000 in the first 24 hours! Yesterday he endorsed 8 candidates for state legislatures. "I'm proud to announce," he wrote to his followers, "that I am endorsing seven progressive candidates for state legislatures across this country. These seven candidates-- activists, civil rights attorneys, and the children of immigrants-- wil... more »

South Carolina Bans Abortion at 20-Week Mark

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Protesters call for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to veto a bill that would outlaw most abortions in the state past 19 weeks, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Columbia, SC. The only exceptions would be to save the life of the mother or if the fetus cannot survive outside the womb. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The only exceptions are if the mother’s life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus... more »

How Conservative Are the 11 on Trump’s SCOTUS Short List?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Eid Stras - 900] Last week, Donald Trump issued his short list of potential SCOTUS picks, claiming they were conservatives who would follow conservative hero Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Trump said he worked with The Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization, and The Heritage Foundation... more »

Sacred Stone Camp: Human Shield Blocking Access to Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Sacred Stone Camp: Human Shield on Standing Rock in North Dakota is blocking construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which is threatening the water sources of the Dakota, Lakota and Dakota. More information: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/05/alert-dakota-access-pipeline-begins.html

Who Is Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhondzada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Sami Yousafzai, Daily Beast*: *The Taliban’s Cruel New Leader* Mullah Haibatullah Akhondzada was known as a hanging judge in Kandahar before rising to power over the last year, but he seems to be a favorite of the Pakistanis. Just before two American Hellfire missiles blew up the leader of the Afghan Taliban in Pakistan over the weekend, he was on the phone with other senior figures in the movement, one of them tells The Daily Beast, “Then we lost contact with him.” That Mullah Mansour was using a form of communication that American intelligence can monitor, and does, and which ... more »

May 25: God bless Moncton's economic leaders.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Let's see. Moncton wants to make its downtown core more active. One of the most active buildings in the downtown core is the public library. It's conveniently located for library users. The building is in good shape; it's cheap for the library; and it's well equipped. So, some genius says... "I know. Let's move it to the outer edge of anyhing that could be called a downtown core. Let's renovate an old school that we were told some years ago was beyond repair. We'll repair it at great expense; we'll go through the tremendous cost of moving a library, and setting up the new quarters ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 25 , 2016 ) Overview For Wednesday (1. Markets - Global Equities 62% Above Their 200-day Moving Average, 53% Positive YTD , Junk Bond Bonanzas - From Worst To Not As Bad As Before , 105th CB Cut Since 2015 - 2016 , NIRP For Wednesday , US Data Point For The Day - PMI Output Index Falls From 52.4% to 50.8% In May . 2. Greece - Creditors Deal - Analysis The Day After The "Deal". 3. Refugee Crisis News Of The day. 4. Spain Political Updates. 5. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & market moving news..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h2 hours ago Global Equities: 62% above their 200-day moving average, 53% positive YTD. S&P 500 <1% off its total return high. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 43m 43 minutes ago High Yield Energy spreads at new 6-month lows, more than cut in half from all-time wides on Feb 11 (1984 to 971 bps) *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 1h 1 hour ago Junk energy bonds ditch distressed label as #Oil gains. http:// bloom.bg/1Wjl1EU *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 4h 4 hours a... more »

What are the Occupied Palestinian Territories?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ukrcC1H5o&sns=em

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Masoud Popalzai, Euan McKirdy, Tim Lister and Tim Hume, CNN*: *Taliban's new leader 'natural choice' to unite group, say analysts* (CNN)The Taliban has named a senior religious cleric from its founding generation as its new leader, in a decision the Afghan militant group hopes will avoid succession disputes, analysts say. Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada was the "natural choice" to succeed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, who was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan Saturday, said Thomas Ruttig of the Afghanistan Analysts' Network. "He was already the senior deputy to Mullah Mansour... more »

House May Follow Senate, Advance Appropriations Bill That Spends More Than Obama Requested

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget are distributed by the Senate Budget Committee distributes on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 9, 2016. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)] The White House has threatened to veto the House's energy and water appropriations bill, which spends more than President Barack Obama requested, but contains provisions that restrict government power. This week the House will consider the $37.5 billion spending package,... more »

Clinton Foundation Got $100M From ‘Blood Minerals’ Firm

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: congo - 900] A little known Swedish-Canadian oil and mining conglomerate human rights groups have repeatedly charged produces "blood minerals" is among the Clinton Foundation's biggest donors, thanks to a $100 million pledge in 2007, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.... more »

New Cloud Formation Discovery May Lessen Warming Forecast

SETH BORENSTEIN at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: This Oct. 29, 2013 photo shows the CLOUD experiment simulation chamber at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) outside of Geneva, Switzerland. That’s where scientists have found a new natural process for cloud formation, which may scale back some of the more dire predictions about man-made global warming.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming. That’s because it implies that a key assumption for making such predictions is... more »

How Helping Puerto Rico Through Debt Crisis Became Personal for One Conservative

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho speaking with supporters of U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky at a campaign rally in Orem, Utah on August 29, 2015.] Puerto Rico made Rep. Raul Labrador, but the fact he was born there, and called it home until he was 13 years old did not inspire him to help the island with its debt crisis. In his five years as... more »

Puerto Ricans Need to ‘Clean Their Own House,’ Conservative Leaders Say

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A woman walks by a rundown building on Saturday July 04, 2015 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The historic area brings in many tourists. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)] Congress should not pass legislation to have taxpayers bail out Puerto Rico's economic crisis, or allow the United States territory to file for bankruptcy, reads a memo from conservative leaders. "Both steps are bad policy and both should be avoided,"... more »

Kicking the Habit: Adult Smoking Rate in US is Falling Fast

MIKE STOBBE at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: smoker - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more... more »

Pay to Play in BC with Spectra

Alison at Creekside - 6 hours ago
Six years ago the BC government decided not to bother doing its own environmental assessments any more because it was so much more efficient to hand that responsibility over to the industry-captured federal National Energy Board for rubber-stamping. That deal was called the Environmental Assessment Equivalency Agreement. In January the BC Supreme Court ruled that the BC government did not have the authority to pass off its constitutional obligations onto the NEB and found this agreement "invalid" as it served as an end run around the province having to consult BC First Nations over ... more »

2/64 Hapua St, by Claude Megson

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: 4] I’ve posted some of its beautiful Megson neighbours before (3/64, 54), and now that it’s on the market you can explore the inside of this smaller one-bedroom Megson townhouse/apartment that can still boast a mostly-original interior. [image: 5] This is one of those very small places that genius makes appear large (even though the furniture arrangement shown has confused lounge and dining spaces): simple things like viewshafts front to back, borrowed scenery, full-height French doors, exposed rafters, subtle changes in level and height, cunningly-placed storage, all... more »

World News Briefs -- May 25, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA*: *Raqqa Civilians Flee Airstrikes as Kurds, Jihadists Clash* GAZIANTEP, TURKEY—U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out intense airstrikes Tuesday on Raqqa, the de facto Syrian capital of the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said, continuing days of air-raids that appear to be aimed at demoralizing jihadist fighters before an offensive by Kurdish-led forces on villages to the north of the city. The airstrikes appear targeted mostly on IS defensive positions on the outskirts of the city. This may be to try to avoid civilian casualties, although civilian deaths have bee... more »

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *ISIS lets Raqqa residents flee city as offensive waged to north* (CNN)ISIS has let some residents of its so-called capital flee to the surrounding countryside as a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab forces pushes forward with an offensive to the north of Raqqa, one resident and an activist group tell CNN. The battle, announced Tuesday, is meant to retake that area, Kurdish officials said, but is likely to stop short of attempting to retake the beleaguered Syrian city. A resident of the nearby town of al-Bab said that in recent days, some residents of central Raqqa h... more »

Mike Philbin - Dichotomy Paintings - five new 60x60cm paintings

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
these five latest 60 cm x 60 cm stretched canvas abstracts have been in the making since the VERY FIRST PAINTING in this series, back in January of 2016. Why do I say that? Well, art (or writing) or any body of creative construction, is about narrative evolution and the tacit generation of syntax and grammar and some kind of reliable ruleset that relates to how the paint and canvas might interact. I must have painted (in my head) about seven versions of these new paintings, and in the end I just had to get rid of all that mind-game crap and confidently apply the colour to the can... more »

Dr Heather Lynn - archaeologist turns conspiracy researcher - 2013 excavations near ancienty city of Ur

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
*"So, did they find bones of giants @ Ur?"* The wiley interviewer pricks up his ears and asks *"So, did they find the bones of Giants?"* as his very first question on the discovery that a new site has been found near the ancient city of Ur. Writer, researcher, and archaeologist, Dr. Heather Lynn, suggests that there's some general Corporate Oil/Banking Conspiracy about the alleged backers of this particular expedition in 2013 as she investigates who is behind the latest Sumerian discovery near the ancient city of Ur. Erm, she was receiving Death Threats based on her investigation ... more »

We Know What’s Solving Poverty Around the World

Tori Whiting at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Poverty, Poor] For nations all around the world, as well as right here at home, lawmakers struggle with how to achieve economic and social progress. Data collected annually in the Index of Economic Freedom demonstrate that the principles of economic freedom have a... more »

Al Qaeda Takes On ISIS In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Two of the world’s largest terrorist groups who were once allies are now fighting for supremacy in Syria. Al Qaeda is heading to Syria to replace ISIS as the lesser of two evils. Raw Story reports: According to Ali Soufan, the CEO of strategic-security firm The Soufan Group, the brutal activities of ISIS — also known as ISIL — have led the Muslim world to view Al Qaeda more favorably. “What ISIS did made so many people in the Muslim world think, ‘Al Qaeda are the good guys. ISIS are the bad guys,’” said Soufan, adding that Al Qaeda wants use the “opportunity off of what ISIS did” to... more »

Science names new editor-in-chief

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
Science has a new editor-in-chief. As of July 1st, Jeremy M. Berg will be at the helm of the family of journals published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, replacing Marcia McNutt. McNutt is leaving to become president of the National Academy of Sciences. Berg, now associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning […] The post Science names new editor-in-chief appeared first on Retraction Watch.

New Candidate Alert In Florida-- Ileana Finally Has A Real Opponent

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Florida's 27th congressional district is a majority Hispanic district (almost 75%)-- in fact, of all the congressional districts with a GOP congressmember, the 27th is the one with the highest percentage of Hispanics anywhere in the country. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has been the Representative for decades-- since 1989-- ever since she drew her own district lines when she was a state senator. The district has changed demographically and it's no longer the red hellhole she meant it to be. In 2008, Obama won against McCain with 51% and in 2012 he beat Romney with 53%. The district stretch... more »

Some quotable quotes for Budget Day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Another Budget Day, another advance auction of stolen goods, another opportunity to post some classic thoughts and quotes on the nature of taxation:* "Taxation is a far greater an evil than theft. It is a form of slavery. If you cannot choose the disposition of your property, you are a slave. If you must ask permission to work, and/or pay involuntary tribute to anyone from your wages, you are a slave. If you are not allowed to dispose of your life (another way of defining money, since it represents portions of your time and effort, which is what your life is composed of) in t... more »

Toast?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
If the BBC gives up on you....you're.. Reverse engineering today's top headline in the BBC...I see that Hillary Clinton is on the verge of "suspending" her campaign. The BBC is reporting that those pesky e-mails are proving to be a serious complication to her campaign. The e-mails...which should have sunk her campaign long ago...were thus far ignored by virtually all the elite globalist neocon whathaveyous in the US. But they were always kept as an Ace up their sleeves...as a "kinder, gentler way of getting rid of Hillary" should the real reasons be insurmountable. The real rea... more »

The Most Important Corpses: Eastern Front Edition

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
I was on twitter talking with some folks about what Canada might promise at the Warsaw Summit, with the focus on who is going to provide the troops for the four battalions that will be based in the Baltics and Poland. The conversation went into a bunch of directions, so I had an epiphany while […]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Has No Plans To Go To Pearl Harbour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Politico*:* Japanese PM Abe: No plans to go to Pearl Harbor * President Barack Obama is going to Hiroshima this week, but his Japanese counterpart has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor as a reciprocal gesture. Although Obama will visit the Hiroshima on Friday becoming the first sitting commander in chief to do so more than seven decades after a nuclear bomb destroyed the city in an attempt to end World War II, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday during a joint press conference in Shima, Japan, that a trip to the Hawaiian harbor is not currently planned. *Read more *...... more »

Microsoft Backs Off Trying To Be Clever

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Technology giant Microsoft has done a U-turn on its underhanded policy that was forcing Windows users to unknowingly upgrade to version 10. A dodgy pop-up would periodically appear encouraging users to upgrade to the latest Windows 10. Users were angry that closing the annoying pop-up automatically scheduled an upgrade of their operating system without their consent. The BBC reports: Based on “customer feedback”, Microsoft said it would add another notification that provided customers with “an additional opportunity for cancelling the upgrade”. The pop-up design had been described...more »

20,000 Bees Swarm Over Car Looking For Their Queen

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A swarm of 20,000 bees descended on a grandmother’s car and followed her for two days after their Queen reportedly became trapped in the boot. The “brown splodge” that was covering the car was spotted by a passing National Park ranger who called in beekeepers to gather it up The Mirror reports: Hundreds of the insects had flown down onto the silver Mitsubishi Outlander, covering and entire side of the boot. A passing National Park ranger spotted the bizarre “brown splodge” parked outside a pub and called in two beekeepers to gather it up. The car’s owner Carol Howarth returned to dr...more »

Texas Fights Back, Sues Obama Over School Transgender Mandate

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Texas Ken Paxton Obama - 900] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Obama administration, saying that its directive that schools allow boys to use girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms and other sex-segregated facilities (and vice versa) is unconstitutional. "Our local schools are now in the crosshairs... more »

Public school watch: Professor spills beans on Common Core test!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016Why we can't have nice things:* How bad *were* those fourth-grade questions on that newly controversial Common Core test? In this morning's New York Times, Tamar Lewin tries, and doesn't try, to answer that basic question. Lewin is discussing a flap which has arisen about an ongoing national standardized test. Repeat—this particular national test is still being administered to students across the country. Despite this fact, a professor at Columbia got herself a snootful and posted some of the questions on line, making it very hard to evaluate students' per... more »

WWF partners with logging company destroying "Pygmy” land

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/11276 Anybody concerned that lottery funding is going to WWF might be even more alarmed about what they are up to in Cameroon. By coincidence, we have this report today from Survival International: A French logging company and official partner of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is deforesting a […]

Amason selling Google and Microsoft Robots

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
This is the end of humanity the Pope was right to protect the diddling Priests for the greater good at least it was still flesh confessor Now all the pillow talk has moved to the robot stage but what is to be told off the grid with the girl of my dream a nice little garden and total communication 24/7 what can you command me to believe? not a lot of passion in the programming

Tweel in the hood

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
[image: Michelin has announced the opening of its newest North American plant, which it says is the ...] No tweel no roll flat man. A man needs to roll sometimes maybe women feel that pull as well but I doubt it being woeman worry about birth overall its not a condemnation its a fact women are the mothers of this world so why have we so tragically abandoned them A lion has a pride and humans try to legislate against this but everywhere you see that failure still mostly love and intelligence uber allllllllllllllllllll survive and move the planet forward without the need for animal degr... more »

Federal Prison Rehab Program Reduces Sentences

CM at LILITH NEWS - 9 hours ago
*Federal Prison Rehab Program Reduces Sentences* According to studies and statistics, a large portion of the federal prison population suffers from alcohol and drug dependency. Many offenders have major alcohol and drug problems before they are arrested and convicted for their crimes. To address these problems and help rehabilitate inmates, the Bureau of Prisons initiated a drug treatment program over 20 years ago. Over the last two decades, the program has helped thousands of inmates to turn their lives around before they are released from prison. The Residential Drug Abuse Treatm...more »

Man Told To Remove Pond Because It Could Pose A Danger To Burglars

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Kevin Sheehan claims he has been ordered to remove a fish pond from his back garden in Oxfordshire over fears it could pose a danger to burglars. He said he was told by Sovereign Housing Association that the pond posed a ” possible risk ” to members of the public because it is not clearly visible from the other side of his garden fence. They told Mr Sheehan that the measure had to be adopted because ‘if someone breaks in they could fall in’. The Mirror reports: The structure, which is home to 80 fish, has a wall of concrete blocks surrounding it and the entire garden is surrounded b... more »

Japanese PM Abe 'Dresses Down' President Obama On Okinawa Murder

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Okinawa murder dominates talks between Obama and Abe* TOKYO — The brutal murder of an Okinawa woman, allegedly by a U.S. military contractor, dominated a meeting between the American and Japanese leaders Wednesday night, with President Obama expressing his “deepest regrets” to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the “tragedy.” The murder has reignited outrage in the southern island prefecture over the large American military presence there, with thousands of people protesting Wednesday outside the U.S. Air Force base where the contractor worked. “This is an unforgiv... more »

U.S. State Department Inspector General: Hillary Clinton Violated State Department Rules

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse* One of the two big dominoes in the Hillary Clinton email controversy toppled today: The State Department's inspector general released its report on the email practices of Clinton and a number of other past secretaries of state. (The other major domino is, of course, the FBI investigation into Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while serving as the nation's top diplomat.) The report, which you can read in its entirety here, badly complicates Clinton's past explanations about the serv... more »

A New Russian Spy Scandal (And It Is A Big One)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Frederico Carvalhão Gil was arrested this weekend in Rome. (Photo: Facebook/Frederico.CarvalhaoGil) *John R. Schindler, Observer*: *NATO’s Big New Russian Spy Scandal* *A Russian mole has been uncovered inside NATO intelligence. What does this mean for Western security?* Last weekend, in the latest development in the secret espionage struggle between Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin and the West, a major Russian spy was arrested in Italy. On Saturday, Frederico Carvalhão Gil, a senior intelligence official from Portugal, was picked up by Italian police along with his Russian intelligence ... more »

Murray Polner : BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
As civil wars go, this one is especially unforgiving and brutal, made worse by bitter historic ethnic, religious, and tribal rivalries, and proxy wars. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | May 25, 2016 [Syria Burning: A Short History … finish reading Murray Polner : *BOOKS* | Charles Glass’s *‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’*

Hillary Clinton: Weakest Dem Favorite Ever to Run for President

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton - 900] Hillary Clinton may be the weakest prohibitive favorite ever to run for the presidency. She is generally given strong odds of beating Donald Trump in the fall, yet she is tied with him in the early going as she struggles... more »

Sinkhole Swallows Up Cars In Florence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Dozens of parked cars were buried in a giant 182-metre-long sinkhole in old Florence, Italy. The sinkhole opened up after a water pipe burst underground early on Wednesday. Brisbane Times reports: The footpath collapsed on the Lungarno Torrigiani, a road alongside the Arno River that is not far from the famous Ponte Vecchio, part of the city’s historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence, wrote on Twitter that no injuries had been reported and that firefighters had been sent to the scene. According to The Associated Press, Nardella said the sinkh... more »

Demonization watch: Presidents Clinton and Obama!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016Were they treated alike or different:* This past Sunday, Isaac Chotiner moderated a discussion featuring Slate's Jamelle Bouie and the New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb. In a new post at Slate, Chotiner describes the session thusly: CHOTINER (5/25/16): The panel, “Race, Politics, and the Obama Presidency,” was initially intended as a look back at how the current president has discussed race during his two terms in office. But given the political earthquake that is Donald Trump...*we ended up talking primarily about the ways in which race has shaped this year’s conte... more »

State Of Emergency As 100,000 Bats Invade Australian Town

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An Australian town is in a “state of emergency” because it has been overtaken by a swarm of 100,000 bats. The bats arrived in the aptly named Batemans Bay, located to the south of Sydney bringing with them with an odour and screeching noise that is driving the town’s 11,000 residents ‘bat shit’ crazy. The grey-headed flying foxes are overrunning the town and the problem is so bad that they are on almost every surface and in every tree. The Independent reports: The noisy bats, commonly known as flying foxes, have caused power outages, kept tourists away and hit property prices in ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 10 hours ago
*Trump executive proposes a wall to protect Irish golf resort from coastal erosion* *This has got nothing to do with global warming. Sea level rises in Ireland are in fact on the low side. What IS true is that Western Ireland is exposed to the full force of big Atlantic storms -- and they do cause coastal erosion. And it is common to put in place structures designed to halt such erosion.To do so in politically correct Ireland does hoewever require a permit and that permit is required under legislation enacted out of global warming fears. It is not Trump who fears the effe... more »

CLOUD@CERN: global warming may have been due to decreasing aroma from trees

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Just a short report plus a collection of links (thanks to Steve from CERN). CLOUD, the experiment that measures the birth of clouds at CERN, has released new papers: Nature: Ion-induced nucleation of pure biogenic particles ------------------------------ Science: New particle formation in the free troposphere: A question of chemistry and timing ------------------------------ AP (a popular/politicized distortion): New Cloud Formation Discovery May Lessen Warming Forecast CLOUD has done lots of measurements of the processes that are needed to create clouds which, as many kids have no... more »

How should journals update papers when new findings come out?

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
When authors get new data that revise a previous report, what should they do? In the case of a 2015 lung cancer drug study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the journal published a letter to the editor with the updated findings. Shortly after the paper was published, a pharmaceutical company released new data showing the drug […] The post How should journals update papers when new findings come out? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

A Look At What Life Is Like On The US Treasury Blacklist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian:** 'A kind of death': life on the US Treasury blacklist* The United States in 2009 listed Kassim Tajideen as a financier of Hezbollah, the Iran-allied Lebanese party, leaving him shut out from banks with no legal redress. Put aside any image of a global terrorist in an Afghan cave or an armed camp in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Forget the triumphalism of an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander. Kassim Tajideen arrives in a Beirut restaurant wearing a flat cloth cap and chats over a lunch of spiced fish. The fact he can’t pay with a Visa card is one of the lesser disadv... more »

A Look At The Remaining Detainees Held At Guantanamo Bay

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A guard tower of Camp Delta is seen at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba September 4, 2007. Reuters/Joe Skipper *Thomas Joscelyn, **Long War Journal:* *Guantanamo Bay: The remaining detainees* *Editor’s note: Below is Thomas Joscelyn’s testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, on the remaining detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. For the PDF with footnotes, click here.* Chairman DeSantis, Ranking Member Lynch, and other members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I have been... more »

Top NATO General Says Russia Sees 'Compromise As Weakness'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RFE:* *NATO General Says Eastern Buildup Is Response To Russian 'Aggression'* The chairman of NATO's Military Committee, General Petr Pavel, told RFE/RL on May 24 that the alliance's planned buildup on its eastern flank is a direct response to Russian military actions in Georgia, Ukraine, and Syria. Pavel, a Czech general, told RFE/RL that "if there were no increases in Russian assertiveness demonstrated in actions in Georgia, in Ukraine, in Crimea, and in Syria, there would not have to be a reaction from the NATO side." He said NATO, and especially the alliance's easternmost me... more »

Five Pakistani Navy Sailors Sentenced To Death For Trying To Attack A US Warship With A Hijacked Navy Vessel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The September 2014 attack on PNS Zulfiqar had left one officer and three attackers dead. PHOTO: PPI *The Diplomat*: *5 Navy Officers Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Trying to Attack US Warship* The five officers allegedly tried to steal a Pakistani warship to attack a U.S. naval vessel. At least five officers of the Pakistan Navy received death sentences in a secret military trial for allegedly trying to hijack a Pakistan Navy vessel to attack a U.S. Navy refueling ship, Daily Pakistan reports. The officers were convicted of planning and orchestrating the September 6, 2014, at... more »

Haibatullah Akhundzada Appointed As The New Leader For The Afghan Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Taliban replaces leader killed in U.S. drone strike* KABUL — In a move seeking to end rifts within the Taliban, the insurgent group Wednesday named a new leader and confirmed the death of his predecessor last week in a U.S. drone strike. Haibatullah Akhundzada, a cleric and once the Taliban’s top judge, was a deputy under Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, who was killed in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on Saturday. His appointment could strengthen the divided group by easing infighting between Taliban factions. The Taliban also struck. The announcement was accompanied... more »

World News Briefs -- May 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S.-backed Syrian militias not preparing assault on Islamic State capital: spokesman* U.S.-backed Syrian militias are not preparing an assault on Islamic State's de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa at present, a militia spokesman said, indicating the limited scope of a new offensive in nearby areas where fighting raged on Wednesday. Movements by the fighters in the U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, and leaflets dropped on Raqqa urging its citizens to leave had given rise to speculation that they were about to attack the city. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Financial Times*:* China military budget hit by economic slowdown, says Xi Jinping* China’s economic slowdown, responsible for everything from falling luxury goods sales to steel plant closures around the world, has been officially blamed for another casualty — spending on the People’s Liberation Army. In remarks published in the PLA Daily, President Xi Jinping, who also chairs the Chinese Communist party’s Central Military Commission, linked slower growth to a lower than expected increase in the country’s military budget, which was formally approved in March. *Read more* .... ... more »

Russia - Ukraine Swap Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko released by Russia in prisoner swap* *Savchenko flies home from Russia in deal that sees release of two Russian servicemen by Kiev* A Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia since 2014 has arrived home following a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia. Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said a plane carrying Nadiya Savchenko had landed in Kiev. He went to the airport to meet her. She arrived from Russia in exchange for the release of two Russians held by Ukraine. Poroshenko is due to address the nation shortly. Dozens of journalists ... more »

Is Iran ‘Blackmailing’ The U.S. For Greater Nuclear Concessions?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Iran ‘Blackmailing’ U.S. for Greater Nuke Concessions* *Experts: Obama admin going above and beyond nuke deal to aid Iran.* The Obama administration is taking steps to aid and please Iran far beyond U.S. commitments under last summer’s nuclear accord, according to experts, who warned Tuesday during testimony on Capitol Hill that the White House is becoming “dangerously close to becoming Iran’s trade promotion and business development authority.” The Obama administration’s efforts to boost Iran’s economy and resurrect its financial sector are not require...more »

American Soldiers With Kurdish Fighters Inside Syria (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* I see two Americans (albeit briefly) in the above video, but the one that is talking (at the 0:40 mark in the above video) has a blunt message to the Islamic State .... and by the look in his eyes he means it.

What's In A Carrier Air Wing? (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*USNI News Video:* *What’s In A Carrier Air Wing?* This month USNI News goes into the detail on the roles of the aircraft on the U.S. aircraft carrier with Capt. Rich ‘Snap’ Brophy, the commander of Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) currently deployed on USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Western Pacific. When a U.S. carrier air wing deploys, it carries all of the aircraft it needs to not only fight other air threats but also strike ground targets, hunt for submarines, jam enemy radars and perform tasks as simple as bringing on food and supplies aboard for the crew of the carrier. *Rea... more »

Does The Pentagon Take Us For Fools?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Sputnik*: *Why US Officers Believe Pentagon Officials Take Them for a Fool* Serious tensions are simmering between "interventionists" and "America Firsters" in the US Army, American author Justin Raimondo warns. While the Pentagon and NATO officials are playing the game called "Chicken-Little, sky-is-falling," in claiming that Russia is harboring plans to invade Europe, other US military officers urge their counterparts "to stop waving the bloody red shirt," Ame... more »

How Long Does It Take For News Of A Terror Attack To Spread On Google

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daniel White, Time*:* Exclusive: How Long News of Terror Attacks Takes to Spread on Google* A chart shows the questions 13 different cities asked following the terror attacks in Brussels Over eight days in March, four separate terror attacks left over 150 people dead. Online, the world searched for information related to the incidents at varying speeds, according to search engine data exclusively shared with TIME. Google compiled international searches during the minutes that elapsed following terror attacks on March 22 in Brussels, on March 25 in Istanbul, on March 27 in the Pa... more »

Why Signal Intelligence Is Important

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Max Hastings, Daily Beast*: *How Bletchley Park Beat Cloak and Dagger* Spies on the ground during WWII were able to accomplish little in the way of intelligence gathering that made a difference. Codebreakers were another story entirely. The Second World War witnessed a huge expansion of the intelligence machines of every belligerent nation, so that secret service became the struggle’s growth industry. Never in the history of conflict had such vast resources been deployed by all belligerents to compile and assess information about their enemies. The overwhelming bulk was wasted, of ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*Ret. Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin wins the battle as the left wins the war on the American mind* Lt. General Jerry Boykin retired from the U.S. Army with the distinction of having led all Special Forces units in the Army. Boykin had survived the jungles of Vietnam, Columbia and Panama, along with untold number of missions around the globe. Yet, in his retirement, he was temporarily relieved of his teaching duties as the Wheat Visiting Professorship in Leadership at Hampden-Sydney College, a small private men’s school in southwestern Virginia due to the complaints of a few gay activist... more »

Rare Werewolf Cat Found In South Africa

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A Lykoi or “Werewolf Cat” has been found under a bush in South Africa. The rare kitten, one of only 35 in the world was found by the Tears Animal Rescue feral cat team hiding under a bush in Cape Town. Tears reports: The only naturally-born South African Lykoi or ‘Wolf Cat’ on record was discovered by the TEARS Animal Rescue Feral Cat team in The Company’s Garden in Cape Town. Part of a litter of six kittens taken to TEARS for sterilisation in March after the disappearance of their mother – a Short Haired Domestic tabby – the only strange-looking kitten in the litter has since been... more »

Chuck Schumer Is Still Trying To Ram Patrick Murphy-- Damaged Goods-- Down Florida Democrats' Throats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Please click on the picture to read the funny little ad* What a mess Wall Street's campaign to drag Patrick Murphy into the Senate has turned into! The Finance Industry has already poured more money into Murphy's campaign than into any non-incumbent running for the Senate from either party-- $1,403,150. But there are now so many campaign finance scandals that no one can keep up with them all-- although it does look like, at the minimum, Murphy's parents will be charged with some of the same criminal activities that Ami Bera's father is awaiting sentencing for. The even bigger scan... more »

Diplomat: Ma Ying-jeou's Legendary (Trade) Millions

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 12 hours ago
In the Diplomat today: When *The Economist* recently reported that Taiwan’s trade with China “ballooned” during the administration of outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou of the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT), it was repeating what has become a commonplace among writers on the cross-strait relationship. We are told that trade “boomed” under Ma (*Washington Post, Institutional Investor*), or “particularly since Ma” (East Asia Forum*, International Business Times*), or that since Ma cross-strait trade has “climbed more than 50 percent” (*New York Times*) and even “soared” (*Economist*). Inde... more »

Chellis Glendinning and Omar Alarcón Poquechoque : ESSAY / VIDEO | ‘Mirando el espejo’: A film-poem about roots and memory in Bolivia

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
Everywhere people are working to keep their cultural identities alive against the brutal but seductive assault of ‘modernismo.’ Mirando el Espejo (english subtitles) Omar Alarcón Poquechoque. Bolivie from Omar Alarcón Poquechoque on Vimeo. By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog … finish reading Chellis Glendinning and Omar Alarcón Poquechoque : *ESSAY / VIDEO* | *‘Mirando el espejo’*: A film-poem about roots and memory in Bolivia

China And Russia Expand Strategic Military Cooperation

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Russia’s Deputy Chief of General Staff met his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss strategic military cooperation. According to TASS: China was represented by Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission Admiral Sun Jianguo, Russia – by Chief of the Main Operations Department of the Russian General Staff Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy. “The sides exchanged their opinions on international and regional situation in the sphere of security, military reforms, as well as cooperation between the Armed Forces of the two countries, and ach... more »

Stay pending leave to appeal to SCC in a civil matter

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 12 hours ago
Livent Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche, 2016 ONCA 395: [4] This court discussed considerations on this kind of motion in *Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation*, 2014 ONCA 40. They are those set out in *RJR-MacDonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General)*, [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311 at 334: (1) whether there is a serious question to be determined on the proposed appeal; (2) whether the moving party will suffer irreparable harm if the stay is not granted; and (3) whether the balance of convenience favours a stay. [5] It has been held that these factors are not to be treated as wat... more »

Former McDonald’s CEO Warns Robots Cost Less Than Paying a $15 Minimum Wage

Connor Wolf at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Fast Food - 900] Former McDonald's President Ed Rensi warned Tuesday that replacing workers with robots is far less costly than hiring new employees at $15 an hour. Democratic lawmakers and advocates from across the country have fought to raise the minimum wage to... more »

Van Gough could have painted more with two ears

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Every word I speak or mor accualty type should in my mind be Van Goug thats my vanity' or maybe I looked at the stars under acid no matter what I have every day a beauiful starry niht that will last forverer and the painting would reverberat with shame for what we are doning and I a, sure Van Goghh would cut off his sconed ear if he knew the fregquenc y we know was anywhere near. Cnan we discuss how a crazy

Belief system is broken and we live on uncharted faith islands

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
we are all witness to historical events moving with speed so fast we do not even know if what is there is agreed everyting we know has failed priest fucking trust banks behaving like cowboys goverments goverments exisiting just for themselves yes that is natural but we know nw we need more thant monsanto to kill big weeds

Face book Sex Robots battle with Google while Amazon watches and sell to both sides

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
not a lot of passion in the programmingThis is the end of humanity the Pope was right to protect the diddling Priests for the greater good at least it was still flesh confessor Now all the pillow talk has moved to the robot stage but what is to be told off the grid with the girl of my dream a nice little garden and total communication 24/7 what can you command me to believe?

Duplicated data gets corrected — not retracted — by psych journal

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A psychology journal is correcting a paper for reusing data. The editor told us the paper is a “piecemeal publication,” not a duplicate, and is distinct enough from the previous article that it is not “grounds for retraction.” The authors tracked the health and mood of 65 patients over nine weeks. In one paper, they concluded that measures […] The post Duplicated data gets corrected — not retracted — by psych journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Paul Mason Vs Peter Taaffe

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
I missed this when it appeared on *The Daily Politics* back in April. What's interesting (or not) about the discussion between Paul and the eternal general secretary is how they talk past one another. Peter puts forward the arguments he's repeated for the last 52 years, and Paul trots out (forgive the useless pun) his networky/counterpower/Negri stuff and neither engages with the position of the other. If the left can't even properly talk to itself, how does it expect to persuade larger numbers to rally around its politics?

DARPA Teams Up With Mainstream Media to Push Microchips for Your Children

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Merging with machines does not make us Super Human, it makes us slaves.

Dubai Builds World’s First 3D-Printed Office

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A functioning 3D-printed office building opened in Dubai this week. The futuristic looking building took 17 days to print and 2 days to install, at a cost of US$140,000. Ubergizmo reports: According to a report from Reuters, it seems that the world’s first 3D printed office has been officially opened in Dubai. This 3D printed building will be part of Dubai’s plan to help come up with ideas and technology to help cut costs and save time, and it certainly has managed to do so as the office reportedly took under three weeks to complete. It also required less workers on site as it reall... more »

Inspectors Report: Clinton Email Use Broke Federal Rules

MICHAEL BIESECKER & BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Blank Stressed Worried Caught - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside... more »

A Nominal Number of Unkempt, Uneducated, Loud, and Mostly Fat Anti-Trumpers Cause Mayhem in Albuquerque...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*in an effort to shut down free-speech.* It's not working. Who in their right mind acts like this? *More:* Political Commentator: *New Mexico Riots: The Democrat Fish Rots From The Head Down! * Gateway Pundit: * VIOLENT ANTI-TRUMP MOB Waves Mexican Flag and Torches US Flag Outside Trump Rally * Weasel Zippers: *Leftist Riots Outside Trump Speech In Albuquerque, Attack Police With Rocks, Set Fires, Try To Storm Venue…* MOTUS: *Life’s Too Short For Fascists*

Neighborhood Bully - Bob Dylan

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Neighborhood Bully - Bob Dylan on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/101836593 Listen to the lyrics, they're very pertinent to how Israel is unfairly viewed.

Student Handcuffed & Charged For Stealing ‘Free’ Milk

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A student in Virginia was handcuffed and charged with stealing a 65-cent carton of milk, which he already had the right to take as he was on the school’s free lunch program. Police have charged the teen with larceny charges anyway, because he had allegedly “concealed” the milk. RT reports: After the May 10 incident, the student named Ryan was also suspended from Graham Park Middle School in Triangle, Virginia. That day Ryan, who is entitled to the school’s free lunch program, went back to the lunch line to get his milk, according to his mother Shamise Turk. Later, a Prince William C... more »

Music today

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Whats wearing; Mumford and Sons and Jimmy Buffet Whats endearing: The Stones, Pouges and 75 year old Zimmerman

Need a ten billion person life boat, life on mars

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Thats a scary specification its timeliine is ticking off and if the job is not complete on time no one will be left to pay the bill the greatest fraud/robbery of all time and as GWB reveealed the thinking in history we are all dead Alledegedly the momey spent on Iraq could have a million people living on Mars a one way trip but it would be a better life than the one on earth is that not alone a reason to eqip the freaks and fairys to take off into the sky never to return and provide an alternative to the slow burn?

Phone wants me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
lights are flashing and I feel the buzz my phone is trying to get some love and communication did I not just shut it off Nevermind there is a new picture of food on line but I prefer buildings why does no one ever post there but still I am transfixed by kittens and dogs that can talk and giant rodent guinua pigs meanwhile the world keeps spinning with quartaly plans and results reaching economies of scale and the last deriviate squezzed like lemon juice in the land of diminishing returns artifical juice not with standing we are looking at negative growth except for human maggots who are... more »

Tweels in the Hood

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
[image: Michelin has announced the opening of its newest North American plant, which it says is the ...] No tweel no roll flat man. A man needs to roll sometimes maybe women feel that pull as well but I doubt it being woeman worry about birth overall its not a condemnation its a fact women are the mothers of this world so why have we so tragically abandoned them A lion has a pride and humans try to legislate against this but everywhere you see that failure still mostly love and intelligence uber allllllllllllllllllll survive and move the planet forward without the need for animal degr... more »

The Cross Causes Offense: Georgia Town Removes Memorial Day Crosses After Realizing They Are Religious Symbols

Anika Smith at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Memorial War Veteran Crosses Military Service - 900] A small town in Georgia is taking down its Memorial Day display of crosses honoring soldiers from their community killed in combat because of a complaint over religious symbols on public property. The complaint came not from the families of... more »

Saddam: Iraq’s Fighting Spirit Would Defeat The US In 91 and 03 Wars

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*“[Iraq would put up] a heroic resistance and inflict such enormous losses on the Americans that they would stop their advance.” * *- Saddam Hussein, 2003* Saddam Hussein had no formal military training or combat experience, but he believed that he was a strategist. His main belief was that Iraqis possessed a martial spirit that manifested itself in the ability to take casualties. He thought that this toughness would allow Iraq to defeat the U.S. led coalitions in the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 invasion. Unfortunately for him, few of his soldiers were willing to fight for him lead... more »

Redneck NRA Musician Tells Iran’s Ayatollahs To Pray

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A member of the National Rifle Association of America has made a chilling video calling out the Ayatollahs in Iran. In the video a cowboy country singer and NRA representative warns the Iranian spiritual leaders to pray to god that they never have to face the great redneck Satan. The NRA has published a number of videos making statements against the liberal elites, Hollywood celebrities and feckless politicians accusing them of wanting to take away their rights to bear Arms and defend the land of the free. They have now turned their attention oversees, to the Ayatollahs in Iran, war... more »

Quebec Teen Discovers Ancient Mayan Ruins by Studying the Stars

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
First of this is a remarkable observation and hugely informs us that the whole tribal society organized a tract of land the size of France in terms of city locations in a manner untreated to agriculture, and topography as well to say nothing about commerce. That they would do this is surprising and that it was also done is more so as that takes some skill in measurement as well. That it also immediately informs as to locationjs of missing cities is additional confirmation although the mere isomorphic mapping between the star map and the site map makes that point completely cl... more »

The Arrogance of the Prom King

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
I am not sure just what Paul Ryan was thinking but what he needed to do was to bow gracefully to the will of the voters and if that left him with an untenable position to follow it with his resignation. Posturing after the fact begs logic of any kind. Now he has damaged his standing while Chris Christie has put himself in line for a possible Vice presidency which he will execute well with or without the abject cooperation of Paul Ryan. No one has ever seen a political rout like we have just experienced so perhaps we can forgive so many of the lately entitled their knashing of ... more »

Is Coconut Water Really Better Than Sports Drinks?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
Coconuts have been distributed around the globe for five thousand years but mostly during the Bronze Age. It is an excellent food store and otherwise handy plant to have access to. All this provides an ample supply of plants and we are now actually exploiting the water as well. I assume that the flesh is also used here green or not. I am not so sure that the water is worth the effort but it is now available. That is all to the good. coconut products are slowly working their way into our food chain not least as milk in order to prepare delicious curries and st... more »

This Water Bottle Refills Itself From Moisture in the Air

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
Right now what is described is what i expect from a refrigerator and large systems are now available in the market for some time. Ideal conditions are the tropics. I would like to see sixty percent humidity. On the other hand i see a small device and that suggests real success in design here. It may be possible to produce a device able to handle large volumes cheaply. That is potentially very good news. Solving this problem cheaply has been high on our list of necessary inventions and we are now much closer to a viable system for agricultural support. Recall ... more »

Pluto reconsidered: A planet? A comet? Or something else altogether?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
It appears to be neither, yet is holding onto its atmosphere. Like Mars, it is a planet on which a human base is plausible without going deep immediately. Better than that the richness of the apparent geology beg exploration.. Our steady exploration of the solar system is continuing to surprise us all. Our early guesses never came close. Going back is surely on and placing a base there looks good. Free energy will make it easy to accomplish. . *Pluto reconsidered: A planet? A comet? Or something else altogether? * * Astronomers studying the treasure trove ... more »

Is Your Heart Being Electromagnetically Distorted by Microwave Radiation?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
I am inclined to dismiss this as a meaningful threat as we are absorbing a wide range of radiation everyday. It is also clear that all information flow in our body is through a form of radiation just not microwave at all. Thus i think that em radiation is able to react with induced fields of the body but not necessarily affect them too significantly. Or any more than a flashlight battery can affect a flashlight battery. We are strong generators on our own and this fends off weaker fields. What it really means is that we do not want to spend time close by a transformer or othe... more »

Another Study Confirms the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
What impresses me most now is just how seriously medicine is taking all this. At the least meditation establishes intent to be healthy and that may well inspire your physical light body to act. Today science is operating on the consensus that such a spiritual body simply does not exist or alternately as i did that if it existed it existed as a minor component of our physical existence and should be largely dismissed. Bad mistake! The light body has an information density millions of times greater than any similar measure for our physical bodies. It is sufficie... more »

Mysteriously, our Genetic Code Stopped Evolving 3 Billion Years Ago

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 14 hours ago
[image: Interstingly, reseacrhers say that our Genetic Code could have developed to use up to 63 Aminoacids, but for some reason it stopped at 20.] Recall that we now understand that all this was outright engineered by light bodies working in the second tier of matter. It is quite plausible that evolving the system to take full advantage of the total number of amino acids was simply put on hold until we could execute ourselves. What remains remarkable is just how stable such a system can be. All good. *Mysteriously, our genetic code stopped evolving 3 billion year... more »

NATO Ready To Intervene In Libya If Requested By Unity Government

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday that the alliance is ready to intervene in the situation in Libya if the country’s Government of National Accord (GNA) files a corresponding request. However some countries are holding back on NATO, EU ambitions in Libya According to reuters: Europe’s bold intentions to support Libya’s new U.N.-backed government are faltering as France and Germany resist a bigger role to rebuild the failed state, scarred by the West’s 2011 air campaign to help topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Sputnik news reports: Earlier in the day, Renzi told the ... more »

Social Democracy: How Bernie Sanders’ Dream Turns into a Nightmare

Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Bernie Sanders Supporters, Millennials] When some Americans describe themselves as "socialists," not all of them have in mind the command economies that laid waste to the former USSR and Eastern Europe, or even the disaster presently unfolding in Venezuela. Despite the increasing absence of... more »

Stephen King, Lemony Snicket, Other Writers Protest Trump’s ‘Base’ Appeal

Stream Staff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Stephen King - 900] Citing their ability as writers to see “the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” a group of leading American writers declared that “as a matter of conscience, [we] oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald... more »

RESURGENCE OF THE MUSIC MEN: One, two, many music men!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016Part 2—It started with Matthews and Fineman:* Is Donald J. Trump a "music man?" That's a matter of judgment. Below, we'll describe the conduct of the original "music man," a professor named Harold Hill. Donald J. Trump may or may not be in Professor Hill's class. But last night, Howard Fineman seemed to offer an even tougher description of Trump on the Hardball "cable news" program. The gang had been discussing some of Trump's array of crazy semi-claims: the claim that the Clintons helped murder Vince Foster; the claim that Obama was born in Kenya; the cl...more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* China Is Executing To Plan: Foxconn Replaces 60,000 Workers With Robots That'll cut down on the suicides - on campus, anyway. 'Biodegradable' Plastics Are A Big Fat Lie Almost A Third Of 2015 Mass Shooting Deaths Linked To Domestic Violence SCOTUS Overturns Death Sentence Because Black Jurors Were Barred Grizzlies and polar bears are mating for an alarming reason Feds Probing Potential Insider Trading By Senator Bob Corker A sinkhole the length of a cruise ship swallowed an entire car park in Florence Here's The Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary Clint... more »

Just What The World Needs

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Bob Fife reports, in the *Globe and Mail*, that Stephen Harper will resign his seat before Parliament resumes in September: “He is not going to be there when the House returns in September,” one close associate said. “He has had some good conversations about what is next for him. … He has some board discussions happening and he’s looking at some options about setting up his own institute.” Apparently, the institute will focus on foreign policy: The institute is in its early stages of discussion, but friends say it won’t be academic or domestic-policy focused, such as the conserva... more »

What would Toby do?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Toby should be a superstar cause he tells it all with words unspoken or praise from the depths of hell I am looking for a boat someplace to keep my sailors soul totally a float with every whistle and bell and thats why I would\ be guided by what would toby do? Your Discovery, Moody and Hanse which is rabbit I believe are left behind and Oyster no longer the peral.

When Doctors Kill Patients to Harvest Their Organs

William M Briggs at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Meaning of Life] “How’s your headache, Mr Jones?” “Gettin’ worse, doc. Had it off and on all week.” “That’s what we expected. Good thing you came in last week for the organ scan I recommended. Let’s look at the chart. Well, we know... more »

Democrats Overcome GOP Opposition To Medical Marijuana In Veterans Hospitals

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The new NBC/*Wall Street Journal* poll dug into how independent voters view the two parties. It's just a snapshot in time but 23% of independent voters saw the Democratic Party positively and 37% saw them negatively. Pretty horrible. But it was far worse for the Republicans. Only 8% of independent voters have a positive view of the GOP, while a staggering 52% see the Republicans negatively. Knee-jerk, systemic Republican congressional obstructionism helps explain the numbers. Voters see the inability of the Republicans to deal with even things as basic as voting on a Supreme Court... more »

What I Actually Needed In My Hospital Bag

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
*Right after this little munchkin was born, I wrote a series of posts about having a baby and then in my sleep deprived state, I promptly forgot about them. I found them recently, so today, two years later, I bring you the first of those posts! * I think it can be so nerve wracking to pack for the hospital to have a baby. What do I actually need? What will I wish I had brought with me? Here is my list of what I brought with me to the hospital with commentary on whether or not I used the item and a list of the items the hospital provided for me. Things I packed and used - S... more »

Top General Urges Congress to Keep Visa Program for Afghans Who Assist U.S. Military

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: With the aid of an interpreter, the commander of the Afghan National Army's 1st Toli, 7th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps (left) discusses information gathering with a Soldier from U.S. Army Europe's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, during a combined patrol in Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2012.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Afghan civilians who assisted the American-led coalition as interpreters, firefighters and construction workers could be in serious danger if Congress cancels a program that allows them to resettle in the United States, accor... more »

The Trans Pacific Partnership. Canada And Imperial Globalization. Part I

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 17 hours ago
*The Trans Pacific Partnership. Canada And Imperial Globalization*. Part I Written by Robin Mathews A characteristic of Imperial Globalization is criminal manipulation of people and events for the profit of a few. It includes massive ‘ *disinformation’* about equality, benefits, social development, law, improved standards of living, etc. The disinformation is spread by *“authoritative*” news sources. In the hands of gigantic, wealthy, private corporations, globalization is a process which works to erase sovereign democracies and replace them with “*treatied”* sub-states, ... more »

Gov’t Report: Feds Spend Billions to Run Ancient Technology

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, an obsolete 8 and 1-half inch floppy disc is held in London. Congressional investigators say the government spends about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems. That includes platforms more than 50 years old in such vital areas as nuclear weapons and Social Security. One still uses floppy disks. (AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Fleet Week New York Gets Underway

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Fleet Week] USS Bataan sailors prepare to celebrate Fleet Week New York, which starts today. It is anticipated that nearly 4,500 sailors, Marines and coast guardsmen will participate this year. Happy Fleet Week, New York!

Suspect Arrested in Phoenix-Area Highway Shootings, Carjacking

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: police crime scene] PHOENIX (AP) -- Gunfire erupted around a northeast Phoenix-area highway that left one motorist hit, another wounded in a carjacking and a patrol cruiser struck by a bullet. Authorities said early Wednesday that a suspect had been arrested. The violence... more »

VA Chief: ‘I Deeply Regret’ Wait-Time Comparison to Disney

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Veterans Affairs] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park. “It was never my intention to suggest... more »

Five Arrested for Allegedly Netting $2 Million Posing as IRS Agents

ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: IRS, Internal Revenue Service, Taxes] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official... more »

Protests Turn Violent Outside Trump Rally in New Mexico as Anti-Trump Rioters Attack Police

JILL COLVIN & RUSSELL CONTRERAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A protester is removed during a speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- In one of the presidential campaign year’s more grisly spectacles, demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans... more »

Cosby Lawyers Outline Defense as Case Heads to Trial

MARYCLAIRE DALE & MICHAEL R. SISAK at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)] NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby’s lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor’s accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing. The defense Tuesday attacked the consistency...more »

Heart researcher faked 70+ experiments, 100+ images

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A former researcher at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago faked dozens of experiments and images over the course of six years, according to a new finding from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Ricky Malhotra, who studied heart cells, admitted to committing misconduct at both institutions, the ORI said in its […] The post Heart researcher faked 70+ experiments, 100+ images appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Leaked Tape Reveals Conspiracy To Oust Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*VOA:* *Did Brazil's Planning Minister Plot Against Rousseff?* Brazil’s planning minister resigned from office on Monday after a recording of him was made public. The recording appears to show Romero Jucá plotting the impeachment of now-suspended President Dilma Rousseff. He reportedly was talking with a former oil company official about how to stop a corruption investigation. Jucá denies the allegations. He claimed that the words he said were taken out of context. On Monday, the planning minister said he would temporarily resign from the acting government. He had been in office ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
CIA Honors Fallen in Annual Ceremonyhttps://t.co/bg2MngMSum Four stars were added to Memorial Wall.#inmemoriam pic.twitter.com/1Jipm4LaRs — CIA (@CIA) May 24, 2016

People’s Postcode Lottery Funding Goes To WWF & FOE

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public https://www.postcodelottery.co.uk/good-causes Many people play the People’s Postcode Lottery, which claims to have raised £118 million for charity in the UK, since starting up in 2005. Last year, according to their Annual Accounts, nearly £54 million was paid out to charities, some direct, and others via Postcode […]

TSA Chief Headed Back to Capitol Hill to Talk Airport Lines

ALICIA A. CALDWELL at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Airport Security] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Transportation Security Administration is heading back to Capitol Hill Wednesday to try to explain what his agency is doing to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have already snarled the fledgling... more »

ISIS Executes Own Leaders By Feeding Them To Dogs

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
ISIS is coming up with more gruesome ways to punish unruly members and instill terror and fear into others. The terrorist group is setting attack dogs on its failing commanders in order to gain obedience through fear of punishment (supposedly Islamic) from remaining members. The Daily Caller reports: Hasan Khala Hasan, a Peshmerga commander, relayed the new execution method to the AhlulBayt news agency. According to the commander, ISIS deployed the attack dogs because several leaders failed to fulfill their duties. ISIS tied these leaders to trees. The dogs proceeded to tear them t...more »

The Rise of Tart Cherry As A Medicinal Food by Linda Woolven & Ted Snider

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
The Rise of Tart Cherry As A Medicinal Food by Linda Woolven & Ted Snider Green Med Info. 18 May 2016 *Tart Cherries are one of nature's unsung healing agents, able to help the body recover naturally from a myriad of different ailments. * A Cherry on Top? The Rise of Tart Cherry Though proverbially, the *cherry* has always been on top, medicinally, it has always laboured near the bottom. While *bilberry* was accumulating studies on eye health, *hawthorn berries* were accumulating studies on heart health, *cranberries* were achieving fame for urinary tract health and... more »

Poland adopts limits on where wind farms can be built

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-poland-windfarm-idUSKCN0YE17V From Reuters: Poland has adopted a new law banning construction of wind farms close to dwellings and hiking project costs in a move which the industry says could hobble Poland’s move to renewables and away from coal. Wind farms must be built at a distance from housing of […]

Some news re deaths in Gaza that you won't find on the institutionally anti Israel BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'Amnesty International said Thursday Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel. Such deadly attacks on civilians on both sides constituted "a war crime," it said. The damning report urged armed Palestinian groups to end attacks on civilians in Israel and to protect those in the Gaza Strip from the effects of such attacks.' More here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3012589/Palestinian-rockets-killed-Gaza-civilians-war-Amnesty.html but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.

Higgs to mu-tau decays would encourage \(B-L\) SSM

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
While Egyptian airplanes keep on collapsing (President el-Sisi's foes have decorated the same aircraft with graffiti "we will bring this aircraft down" some two years ago!) and Erdogan keeps on blackmailing Europe (and proving the cluelessness of the politicians who wanted or want to promote Turkey into a key solver of Europe's problems), a new Turkish-Egyptian hep-ph paper looks unexpectedly sexy: Large \(BR(h \to \tau \mu)\) in Supersymmetric Models Hammad, Khalil, and Un analyze how compatible the simple enough supersymmetric models are with a possibly emerging result of the LHC ... more »

Watts Bar Unit 2 has gone critical

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 21 hours ago
Local article: Licensed reactor operators at Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Unit 2 project reached a major milestone at 2:16 a.m. EDT, Monday when the unit's reactor achieved its first sustained nuclear fission reaction. Also known as achieving "initial criticality," TVA says Unit 2 is now generating heat under its own power.... more »

Is Donald Trump Racist? Part I

Harry Jackson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] At first glance it would seem that the Republican Party is determined to ignore the minority vote this election year. After all, its presumptive nominee is a man with unprecedented unfavorable ratings among Blacks, Latinos and other communities of color.... more »

Egypt's Tourist Industry Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Sphinx: The group captured the majestic Sphinx monument from their perch atop Giza's Great Pyramid - the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis *Daily Mail:* *Not a visitor in sight at the Pyramids, as Egypt’s tourism trade freefalls: Normally bustling site is deserted and market stalls empty as fear keeps people away * * The World Travel and Tourism Council says Egypt is suffering badly * The EgyptAir crash came only six months after the Metrojet disaster * The Pyramids of Giza are 4,500 years old and a massive attraction * But tourist numbers from Europe, t... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Training Charge* Soldiers detonate the charge to a mine clearing line to remove an obstacle during their gunnery table training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May 19, 2016. Army photo by Maj. Randy Ready

Is Russia Conducting A Hybrid-War Against Turkey?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Institute For the Study Of War*: *Russia and Turkey Escalate: Russia’s Threat to NATO Goes Beyond Eastern Europe* *Key Takeaway:* Russia is waging a multi-front campaign against Turkey in order to weaken NATO in line with its strategic objectives. The use of a high-end Soviet-era MANPADS against a Turkish helicopter in southeastern Turkey on May 13, 2016 could indicate that Russia is providing meaningful military support to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) insurgency. The incident, if indeed a Russian escalation, is yet another Russian infringement of a sovereign NATO partner.... more »

NBC: Your Children Will Definitely Be Microchipped

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NBC News has continued its attempt to normalize the idea of microchips for humans, airing a report that claims children will be microchipped ‘sooner rather than later’ and that Americans will accept this because it will make their children ‘safer.’ The public will accept microchips as easily as they accepted barcodes on consumer items, the report says. Mother of three Steffany Rodroguez-Neely talks about how she briefly lost her daughter after she hid behind a rack of clothes in a department store – “Every parent’s nightmare when you can’t find your child.” “If it’ll save my kid, th... more »

Charter breach following discovery of evidence can lead to exclusion of evidence

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
In a remarkable decision - one some might question - the Court of Appeal for Ontario holds Charter breaches occurring AFTER the discovery of evidence can be such as to lead to that evidence being excluded. R. v. Pino, 2016 ONCA 389: [77] So, should it make a difference whether the s. 10(b) breaches occurred before or after the discovery of the evidence? I do not think so. In either case, the administration of justice could be brought into disrepute if the court condoned serious *Charte*r violations. [78] On this issue, I therefore conclude that the "evidence", the ... more »

June 18 'Christening' Protest in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Russian Coverage of Ukraine Workshop in New York

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
One Russian TV station covered the UNAC workshop I participated in during last Saturday's Left Forum event in New York City. We talked about the situation in Ukraine with emphasis on the May 2, 2014 massacre in Odessa by the neo-Nazis. Of course we had no coverage by any media from the US - mainstream or alternative. No surprise there. At the end of the news video the reporter mentions the Odessa Mothers Council petition calling for an international independent investigation of the May 2 massacre. You can sign the petition *here *

It's Only $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Supreme Court Allows Monsanto To Sue Farmers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Monsanto, allowing the agricultural giant to relentlessly pursue and sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto’s GM seeds. The ruling left in tact a federal appeals court decision to throw out a 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association that sought to prevent Monsanto from claiming patents on genetically-modified seeds. The suit would have prevented Monsanto from destroying the lives of thousands of farmers. RT.com reports: The group of plaintiffs, which included many individual American ...more »

China To Replace Dollar System With Gold Standard

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
China is silently preparing to replace the U.S. dollar system with a new gold standard, as Western currencies such as the Euro and Dollar plunge. The Chinese government have begun purchasing gold mines around the world in an effort to dominate the market. Veteranstoday.com reports: If we look more closely at all the steps of the Beijing government since the global financial crisis of 2008 and especially since their creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the BRICS New Development Bank, the bilateral national currency energy agreements with Russia bypassing the dollar,... more »

Putin Tells Merkel To Stop Shelling Donbass

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a heated telephone conversation with various European leaders recently, demanding that they end the attacks on settlements in Donbass. According to the Kremlin, Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to immediately end the attacks on settlements in Donbass from the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The four leaders discussed issues of a political settlement in southeastern Ukraine. “They noted the importance of strictly observing the ceasefire, improving the efficiency of t... more »

Abused Camel Bites Off Owners Head In Revenge

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A camel which was left out in the soaring heat by its owner got revenge by biting its owners head off in a village in Rajasthan, India on Saturday. It took 25 villagers over 6 hours to calm the angry camel down after the incident. The Times of India reports: Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. “The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body and severed ... more »

UK Government Green Light Yorkshire Fracking, Despite Protests

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
North Yorkshire County Council have approved a bid by Third Energy to start fracking operations, despite fierce protests from members of the public. The local government voted seven to four in favour of allowing the first fracking operation in England since a 2012 country-wide ban was lifted. BBC News reports: Hundreds of protesters attended a meeting in Northallerton to voice anger at the project, which had been recommended for approval. The council’s planning committee voted seven to four in favour. A number of objections from people opposed to the plans were heard over the course... more »

Geek Squad Employee Spied On Customers For The FBI

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An IT employee from Best Buy who worked in the companies ‘Geek Squad’ department was put in place by the FBI in order to spy on members of the public, a court has heard. The employee has become the central issue in a case involving a Newport Beach doctor facing child porn charges which came about as a result of the FBI plant at the company. The doctor’s lawyer says the FBI effectively recruited the employee to act as a spy for them, performing warrantless searches on electronic devices. Latimes.com reports: Since 2009, “the FBI was dealing with a paid agent inside the Geek Squad wh... more »

Four-Way Race for President Not Out of the Question

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] Could Bernie Sanders put Mitt Romney in the White House? I haven’t gotten my 2012 and 2016 wires crossed; I have a theory that’s slightly more realistic than a Donald Trump presidency seemed a year ago. As it stands now,... more »

That Lindsey Graham Magic

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Lindsey Graham has always had a tart tongue and he was one of the first of the Deep Bench Republican losers who hissed back at Trump (before dropping out of the race with approximately zero percent support... give or take. He must have been traumatized to see Trump win all 50 South Carolina delegates-- with 32.5%, 10 points higher than second-place finisher Marco Rubio. Trump won every congressional district in the state and every county except Charleston and Richalnd-- and they were both pretty close. Earlier Lindsey got fewer voters than Jim Gilmore's 12 votes in Iowa and just 7... more »

Describing economic collapse

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Some folk recently on a local Facebook group called ‘Anarkiwi’ were discussing socialism and how (and here I paraphrase a little just to make the point clear), libertarians have been very poor in describing the process of collapse of a socialist country (here, for example), and further: that the world’s more socialist countries are not even collapsing as we libertarians say they will. *I mean, NZ's a socialist country, right? And I'm not scavenging for food, in fact I just purchased and enjoyed a Moa Five Hop English ale at the local supermarket.* And who wouldn’t enjoy that? ... more »

Harvard Analyst Accuses Clinton’s Of Monumental Charity Fraud

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A financial analyst from Harvard University says he has evidence that the Clinton’s have committed the largest charity fraud in American history. Charles Ortel has investigated the Clinton Foundation, and his findings threaten to destroy Hillary’s bid in the Democratic nomination for President. Wallstreetonparade.com reports: In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose e... more »

The Syrian Army Is A Shell Of Its Former Self

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad get briefed before being deployed from the al-Sabaa Bahrat district to the old souk of Aleppo February 21, 2013. REUTERS/GEORGE OURFALIAN *Tom Cooper, War Is Boring*: *What’s Left of the Syrian Arab Army?* *Not much* The general impression is that the Syrian Arab Army remains the largest military force involved in the Syrian Civil War, and that — together with the so-called National Defense Forces — it remains the dominant military service under the control of government of Pres. Bashar Al Assad. Media that are at least sympathetic... more »

‘I Was Wrong': Three Words That Could Change Donald Trump’s Life

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)] Since my open letter to Donald Trump on August 27th, 2015, I've raised many concerns about his candidacy, feeling strongly that there were other Republican candidates who were far more qualified for the job. I urged voters to consider these... more »

(Don't Take this Election Unseriously)  The Fixers?  (Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud Ever Attempted:  Clintons')  Ever-Sharpening Di(a)mon(d)/Bloomberg Police State While Smugly Ill-Educating Lessers (and Being Awarded Obscene Bonuses After Failures)  Robin Hood Backwards  (Mortgage Fraud/Rigged Economy Back on Steroids)  Greater Systemic Risk Than Ever

“It Is Happening Again:” David Dayen on the Epidemic of Mortgage Fraud and the Rigged Economy that Sets It in Motion Earlier this week the "New York Times" featured a depressing story about homeless people living in the foreclosed and abandoned houses that still dot the landscape in Nevada, reminding everyone of that awful time just a few years ago when families all over the country lost

Smokers Should Lose Custody Of Their Kids, Says Nation’s Top Anti-Tobacco Lawyer

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Parents smoking] Parents who smoke around their kids should be challenged for custody, according to the country's leading anti-tobacco lawyer. John F. Banzhaf, a law professor at George Washington University Law School and founder of Action on Smoking and Health, touted the proposal Monday at the North... more »

Donald Trump Would Ask The U.S. Congress To Formally Declare War To Fight Terror

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Politico*: *Trump: I may ask Congress to formally declare war to fight terror* President Donald Trump would have no problem asking Congress for a declaration of war to fight terrorism, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in an interview that will air Monday evening. “It wouldn’t bother me at all doing that,” Trump said, according to a transcript of the interview. “We probably should have done that in the first place.” The real estate mogul said fighting terrorism isn’t the same as traditional war, noting that terrorists don’t wear un... more »

Cyprus Reconciliation Talks Break-Down Even Before They Start

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades speaks during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus April 7, 2016. REUTERS/YIANNIS KOURTOGLOU *Reuters:* *Cyprus president cuts short Turkey trip after protocol row* Cyprus's president canceled scheduled peace talks and cut short a visit to Turkey on Tuesday, his spokesman said, after a United Nations summit treated the rival Turkish Cypriot leader as a head of state. The protocol row underscored the sensitivity and complexity of the Cyprus conflict, a decades-old conundrum that generations of diplomats and an army of ... more »

Cuba to Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses

MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Private jeweler and electronics technician Gabriel La O repairs a mobile phone inside a government store where he rents work space in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Cuba says it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses by adding a category of small, mid-sized and “micro” private business to the Communist party’s master plan for social and economic development. The government currently allows private enterprise by self-employed workers in several hundred job categories. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)] HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legaliz... more »

Bernie's Never Taken Any Bribe Money From Trump-- But Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid And Hillary Clinton Sure Have

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Who was Trump talking about when he talked openly about bribing politicians? The two most corrupt Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, have always gotten Trump to write sizable checks to the DSCC-- $60,000 in 1998, $25,000 in 2002, $25,000 in 2004, $30,000 in 2008... What happened in 2006? Rahm Emanuel got him to give $20,000 to the DCCC-- and then-- literally, another $15,000 on the same day (June 19, 2006). And he gave the Schumer and Reid $7,500 for the DSCC 3 months later, up from the $5,000 checks he had given them in 2000 and 2005. Some of the corrupt Democrats, ... more »

Spaceman Spiff

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Spaceman Spiff

UPDATED: Egypt Air EA804: Baffle 'em with Bull$h!t

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE; May 25, 2016 *Good Post on the topic by Goon Squad which adds details and links. Two Canadians onboard the doomed flight. Here are their profiles. *Kinda like the Plane that flew into the Pentagon on 9/11* *except not so much. THAT pilot was waaaaaaaay * *better at the controls...considering his flight time exp.* * with big jets ("0" hrs.)* The mainstream media and particularly its flagstaff production, the *notorious *BBC, is working overtime to spread dysinfo regarding the tragic loss of Egypt Air flight EA804 that went down over the Mediterranean between Paris and Cair... more »

Charter Schools More Segregated w/Fewer Learning Opps

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Another page from the new GAO Report that reports the segregating and dumbing down effects of charters, when compared to neighborhood public schools and magnet schools. This shows the inequity with regards to advanced courses and gifted and talented programs. From Figure 7, p. 21:

A Pro-Choice Cause Celebre, Woman Convicted of Feticide Appeals Sentence

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: fetus - 900] An appeals court is considering whether to overturn the 2015 felony conviction of a 33-year-old woman who committed a late-term self-abortion, left her child to die when it was born alive and then lied about it when she went to... more »

US Seeking Death Penalty in Charleston Church Massacre Case

ERIC TUCKER & MEG KINNARD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Dylann Roof (R), 21, listens to proceeding with assistant defense attorney William Maguire during a hearing at the Judicial Center July 16, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday. “The nature... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Are SQUID the big winners from climate change?* *This is data-less speculation. I have read the original article (Global proliferation of cephalopods) and confirm that the researchers had NO data on global warming or ocean temperature in their study. What they examined was what fishermen have been catching and they found that catches have shown increasing percentages of cephalopoda as time has gone by. That is all they found. And ANY explanation of that is speculative. The obvious explanation would seem to be that bony fish are a more attractive catch so fishermen go... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 24 , 2016 ) Overview For Tuesday (1. Market Moving News - JAPAN’S ABE TO DELAY TAX HIKE, RULE OUT DOUBLE POLL , API - Oil Draw Data , US Market Action Today , ECB Continues Ramp Up Of Balance Sheet , Asia Evening News Updated As Released . 2 Eurogroup News For Tuesday - Greece First Review Updates , Tranche Size Under Discussion and Debt Relief Updates. 3. EU Turkey Deal Wobbling - Erdogan Strikes Back Verbally But Hasn't Gone Any Further Yet. 4. Europe Protests De Jour - Protests In Brussels ( Austerity ) & France ( Rebellion Over Labor Law Forced Through By Hollande ) Today. 5. Refugee Crisis Updates - Greece and Macedonia In Focus. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets and market moving news..... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 20m 20 minutes ago FTW: JAPAN’S ABE TO DELAY TAX HIKE, RULE OUT DOUBLE POLL: YOMIURI *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Inventory draw: -5.137MM Gasoline: +3.606MM Distillate: -2.922MM Cushing: -0.189MM *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Gold Drops, Oil Pops As Another Volumeless Buying-Frenzy Strikes Stocks http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-2 4/gold-drops-oil-pops-another-volumeless-buying-frenzy-strikes-stocks … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago #ECB ramps up bala... more »

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued Off The Coast Of Libya Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Migrants arrive by the Italian coastguard vessel Peluso in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, Italy, in this May 13, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/ANTONIO PARRINELLO *Reuters:* *Thousands of migrants saved in 23 rescue operations off Libya* Some 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast on Tuesday in 23 separate rescue missions, the Italian coastguard said in a statement. The coastguard said this meant more than 5,600 migrants had been rescued from various boats and dinghies in the southern Mediterranean in just two days, with every ship in the area being called on to help with the c... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Michael Semple, Special to CNN:* *Top priorities for successor to Afghan Taliban's killed leader Mansour* (CNN)In the year that he openly led the Afghan Taliban Movement, Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, who was killed by a U.S drone strike Saturday, proved to be a consummate political actor. After seizing power in a rapidly summoned conclave, he proceeded to consolidate his hold over the movement, deflect attempts by the pro-Taliban clergy (ulema) to question his authority, co-opt or eliminate dissidents, renew the Taliban's war strategy and defy all efforts to maneuver the Taliban int... more »

Musical Interlude: Guy Farley, “Drawing”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Guy Farley, “Drawing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOlTKEdzM54

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“That's not lightning, and it did not strike between those mountains. The diagonal band is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks- but located in Colorado, USA. Although each Spanish peak is composed of a slightly different type of rock, both are approximately 25 million years old. *Click image for larger size.* This serene yet spirited image composite was meticulously created by merging a series of images all taken from the same location on one night and early last month. In the first series of exposures, the bac... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "One Day"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"One Day"* "One day I will say the gift I once had has been taken. The place I have made for myself belongs to another. The words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want. Then I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives. And if my faith is good then we'll meet again on the road, and we'll be thirsty, and stop and laugh and drink together again from the deep well of things as they are." - David Whyte "Where Many Rivers Meet" "The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it ... more »

"Only One Question..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There's only one question that matters, and it's the one you never get around to asking. People are capable of varying degrees of truth. The majority spend their entire lives fabricating an elaborate skein of lies, immersing themselves in the faith of bad faith, doing whatever it takes to feel safe. The person who truly lives has precious few moments of safety, learns to thrive in any kind of storm. It's the truth you can stare down stone-cold that makes you what you are. Weak or strong. Live or die. Prove yourself. How much truth can you take?" - Karen Marie Moning

"The Biggest Fools on the Planet"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Biggest Fools on the Planet"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE, Maryland – "Readers reacted strongly to reports from the ranch. Many have clearly gone over to the enemy’s side – including some members of our own family. More on the insurrection at the ranch tomorrow… *Gassy Hacks and Big Quacks: *Today, we recall the “commencement” at the end of four years at the University of Vermont. The university itself is imposing and a little intimidating. The rest of the world works in warehouses or common office spaces. Academia labors in hallowed “halls” and prestigious “centers.” People in... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Midday Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

"The Responsibility They Evade..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If some men do not choose to think, but survive by imitating and repeating, like trained animals, the routine of sounds and motions they learned from others, never making an effort to understand their own work, it still remains true that their survival is made possible only by those who did choose to think and to discover the motions they are repeating. The survival of such mental parasites depend on blind chance; their unfocused minds are unable to know whom to imitate, whose motions it is safe to follow. They are the men who march into the abyss, trailing after any destroyer who... more »

The Economy: "Delinquent Debt At Levels Worse Than 2008: “Exact Same Thing Is Happening Again”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Delinquent Debt At Levels Worse Than 2008:* * “Exact Same Thing Is Happening Again”* by Michael Snyder "You are about to see more very clear evidence that a new economic crisis has already begun. During economic recoveries, business debt delinquencies generally fall, and during times of economic recession business debt delinquencies generally rise. In fact, you will see below that business debt delinquencies shot up dramatically just prior to the last two recessions, and the exact same thing is happening again right now. In 2008, business debt delinquencies increased at a very fri... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Drunk and delusional again Hilly? Even Americans aren't stupid enough to fall for this insanity. Right? Ummm... *right?* Fix things for yourselves pretty well though: “Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud Ever Attempted” Did the Clinton Foundation Have a Storefront Accountant Like Madoff? - http://wallstreetonparade.com/ Facts, not childish sound bite idiocy like "Fighting For Us"...

Politics: “Lower Away!”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Lower Away!”* by James Howard Kunstler “I hope you’re enjoying these horse latitudes of the political year, when the seas suddenly turn glassy and the Berning sun begins to roast all the diverse and inclusive hands on Hillary’s deck, who wait in anxiety for the first sign of a fresh breeze to push them toward landfall, while, meanwhile, full fathom five below the dead calm waters the leviathan Trump waits in his comfortable darkness, circling forward, circling back, solitary, malevolent, content in his bulking grievances, patiently waiting his moment to rise and smash his rival. ... more »

“Sleep Deprivation Increases Risks of Strokes, Heart Attacks”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Sleep Deprivation Increases Risks of Strokes, Heart Attacks”* by University of Warwick "New research from Warwick Medical School published in the European Heart Journal shows that prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications. Leading academics from the University have linked lack of sleep to strokes, heart attacks and cardiovascular disorders which often result in early death. Professor Francesco Cappuccio from the University of Warwick Medical School, explained: "If you sleep less than six hours per night and have disturb...more »

"The Inescapable Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We are all dying, every moment that passes of every day. That is the inescapable truth of this existence. It is a truth that can paralyze us with fear, or one that can energize us with impatience, with the desire to explore and experience, with the hope- nay, the iron-will!- to find a memory in every action. To be alive, under sunshine, or starlight, in weather fair or stormy. To dance with every step, be they through gardens of flowers or through deep snows." - R.A. Salvatore ○

“Moody's Downgrades Deutsche Bank; Now Two Steps From Junk- Another Lehman Crisis To Hit The World?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Moody's Downgrades Deutsche Bank; Now Two Steps From Junk-* * Another Lehman Crisis To Hit The World?”* by Newsroom “Folks are literally starving to death in Venezuela from economic collapse (“Hungry Venezuelans Hunt Dogs, Cats, Pigeons as Food Runs Out”), and if Deutsche Bank goes under, starvation will hit Europe and the USA too. Here's the likely trigger: Deutsche Bank. Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded the ratings of Deutsche Bank AG (DB) and affiliates, including: • the bank's long-term deposit rating, to A3 from A2, • its senior unsecured debt rating to Baa2 from... more »

Musical Interlude: Daniel Kobialka, “Gift of Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Daniel Kobialka, “Gift of Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtxqlvOyo34

Musical Interlude: Muddy Waters, "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Muddy Waters, "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Gh2dbPp5o

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Near the outskirts of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy some 200 thousand light-years distant, lies 5 million year young star cluster NGC 602. Surrounded by natal gas and dust, NGC 602 is just below center in this telescopic field of view with the angular size of the Full Moon on the sky. The cluster itself is about 200 light-years in diameter. *Click image for larger size.* Glowing interior ridges and swept back shapes strongly suggest that energetic radiation and shock waves from NGC 602's massive young stars have eroded the dusty material and triggered a progression ... more »

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have... more »

The Economy: “We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane”* by Charles Hugh Smith *"The Keynesian gods have failed, * *and as a result we're in the eye of a global financial hurricane.* *The Keynesian god of growth has failed.* *The Keynesian god of borrowing from the future to fund today's consumption has failed.* *The Keynesian god of monetary stimulus/financialization has failed.* Every major central bank and state worships these Keynesian idols: *1. *Growth. (Never mind the cost or what kind of growth- all growth is good, even the financial equivalent of aggressive cancer). *2.* Borrowing... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“Bread, Circuses, Violence and War”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Bread, Circuses, Violence and War”* by Chris Campbell “If you really want to find out where this system is broken, stop paying your taxes and see what happens next. Violence. Your liberty, property, and if you resist, your life, will be taken from you through the use of force and violence. When it comes down to really understanding the fractured system we live in, it’s not about the money. It's not about who has what. It's about violence. (In the absence of institutionalized violence, many of the “unsolvable” issues facing America would slowly disappear.) That's the REAL problem.... more »

"Comforting Fairy Tales..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Uncertainty, in the presence of vivid hopes and fears, is painful, but must be endured if we wish to live without the support of comforting fairy tales." - Bertrand Russell

"Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Intel Officials Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails"* by WashingtonsBlog *MEMORANDUM FOR:* The President *FROM: *Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity *SUBJECT:* Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern” *Introduction: *Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing… is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think that was a good idea.” What originally prompted her does not matter... more »

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