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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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The French Revolt

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
France is really rocking with labor protests and those by youth who see little future for themselves. The French determination to sustain these protests over time is both inspiring and tactically smart - as they recognize that one off events just won't do the job. Sadly we don't get to see many videos that show anything but the violence in the streets - this one above at least gives us some glimpse into the larger issues which the French movements are upset about. I hope to find more videos about what is happening in France. I would appreciate anyone that can point me in the ... more »

Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
Katniss and Sansa's big adventure? I'm probably an interesting viewer for X-Men: Apocalypse. While I followed the X-Men and related titles throughout the 1980s, by the 1990s doing so became rather difficult, with a few gazillion interconnected X-books. I'd pretty much stopped trying to follow the X-books by the time Apocalypse became a major character. I'd witnessed him in the early issues of X-Factor but that was about it. With that background, my wife and I saw X-Men: Apocalypse this evening. Though I could certainly nitpick, in broad strokes we both enjoyed it. It takes place... more »

The police should mind their own drinking business, not ours

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
The grey ones are trying to limit Auckland’s night life. Auckland police are calling for council to set bar closing times at 3am. Council want it to remain at 4am. Punters and bar owners? Well, most of us would like to have a drink when we would like to have a drink, really. Eric Crampton reviews the standard arguments for forcing bars to close earlier. He has found in summary *that changes in regulated hours of operation shifted the timing of harms with no particular effect on their severity.* That’s a guarded way of saying that punters would get an hour less fun for no effe... more »

Tavis Smiley's Smart Interview With Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Bernie has been doing a media blitz here in California-- and the polling in the primary has changed radically. A couple weeks ago, all the headlines about the horse race were about how Hillary was leading by double digits. The contest to win the June 7 race is now a dead heat. I wondered, though, who in Bernie's campaign suggested he do the John and Ken circus on KFI. That was a bad idea. John and Ken are babbling clowns of a Trumpian nature. They epitomize what's wrong with the media in America and their show is the last place for a serious candidate to go. I think Bernie caught... more »

A Memorial Day Pictorial: Soldiers and Sailors at Ease

Stream Staff at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Esgar A. Castro plays soccer with students at Bethel Seventh-day Adventist School in Punta Gorda, Belize, June 17, 2014, during Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2014.U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Esgar A. Castro plays soccer with students at Bethel Seventh-day Adventist School in Punta Gorda, Belize, June 17, 2014, during Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2014.] As we head into Memorial Day and hopefully pause with hushed gratefulness at the sacrifice of those who risked their lives for our nation and, in some cases, “gave the last full measure ... more »

Shocking New Details Emerge From Slain Taliban Leader Mullah Monsoor's Passport Information And Travel History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Last time, Wali Muhammad toured Iran twice via road. *Dunya News*: *Dunya News obtains Wali Muhammad's travel details* QUETTA (Web Desk) – Wali Muhammad, a person who was killed in a suspected US drone attack on a car in Nushki on Saturday, had travelled 18 times broad between 2006 and 2016, documents obtained by Dunya News revealed on Monday. Wali first left for Iran’s Taftan on 18 February 2016 and returned to Pakistan on March 10. Then again he visited Taftan on 25 April 2016 and returned on May 21. He travelled through Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport 15 times and once ... more »

Has The U.S. Failed Spectacularly In Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis, Time*: *The U.S. Has Failed ‘Spectacularly’ in Afghanistan* *Daniel L. Davis is a retired Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army.* Here are 3 ways to repair the damage. According to its official website, the U.S. Department of State seeks to help promote “a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.” That is a praiseworthy objective to be sure. Unfortunately, when it comes to the U.S.’s government’s effort in Afghanistan, it has failed to achieve this. Spectac... more »

A Look At The U.S. Navy's Railgun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Wall Street Journal: *A First Look at America’s Supergun* The Navy’s experimental railgun fires a hardened projectile at staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to blow holes in enemy ships and level terrorist camps. DAHLGREN, Va.—A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5... more »

trinity and beyond

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Homeless People Being Abducted And Sent To FEMA Camps, Claims Insider

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Homeless people in American cities are being ’rounded up and disappeared’ by FEMA operatives, according to a suicide note left behind by a government insider. Describing the phenomenon as ‘human street sweeping’, the insider says the abduction of homeless people is the first stage of a FEMA plot to turn 800 internment camps across the country into fully operational prisons. The government insider, who we can now reveal was a US Customs Agent based in New York City, wrote a lengthy suicide note exposing plans the government has for its people. The note, which was leaked by a member ...more »

Hillary Clinton To Be Indicted, Cover-Up Underway

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The Huffington Post removed an article on Sunday afternoon claiming that the FBI plans to indict Hillary Clinton on charges of federal racketeering. Journalist Frank Huguenard wrote an article entitled “Hillary Clinton to be Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges,” which has since been deleted, suggesting that Hillary may be about to be arrested by the FBI. In the original article, Huguenard says: The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a United States Federal Law passed in 1970 that was designed to provide a tool for law enforcement agencies to fight org... more »

‘They Stood For Something and We Owe Them Something’: Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day Speech

The Daily Signal at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Ronald Reagan - 900] America's beloved 40th president, Ronald Reagan, spoke at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in 1986. His speech reminds us to be thankful for the valor of others and that Memorial Day is a time to remember the... more »

Gunman Among at Least 2 Dead in Houston Shooting

MICHAEL GRACZYK at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Houston Shooting] HOUSTON (AP) -- A gunman and at least one other person were killed Sunday, authorities said, as many shots were fired in a Houston neighborhood where police had urged people to remain in their homes. Police spokesman John Cannon says...more »

Quote of the Day: On ‘leadership’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*“My observation is that ‘leadership’ has become a corporate wank-word, a catch-all to describe a fuzzy mélange of personal and organisational actions and behaviours… [H]igh-profile organisations, aided and abetted by the media, take words like ‘leadership’ and use them to create complexity and opacity where none should exist.”* ~ by Sam Steele from his latest article at the Footy Almanac titled ‘Does Leadership Matter?’ . *RELATED POSTS*: - “There is no such thing as ‘World Leaders.’ The media's incessant use of the term, ‘world leaders,’ is getting on my nerves. The... more »

Price Gouging in Flint? Water Pipe Fix Nearly Doubles in Price

Chris White at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: flint-water-top - 900] Replacing Flint's lead-tainted water pipes could cost nearly double than previously thought, according to a report acquired by the Detroit Free Press Saturday. Engineering company Rowe Professional Services said the average cost for replacing the damaged and corrupted water lines would be $7,500 per replacement.... more »

#ChickenTrump And The California Smelt

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
#ChickenTrump backed out of his debate with Bernie because he's unfamiliar with-- and basically, uninterested in-- policy. His idea of a debate is name calling or arguing with an intellectual weakling like Marco Rubio over which one of them has a smaller penis. I wonder when he'll start worming out of general election debates. He knew he couldn't stand up to Ted Cruz-- and never debated him-- and he knows he can't standup to Bernie, which is my he chickened out of that one after agreeing to it; but I bet he won't even be able to get on a stage and debate with Hillary. And if he do... more »

The "great man" theory of history

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Trumpeters may have never heard of the "great man" theory of history, or realised the connection with the "strong man" who litters history's most destructive moments, but their latest hero is offering historians new material to document the hypothesis, says Jeffrey Tucker in this Guest Post.* The Founding Father of Fascism *Thomas Carlyle fits the bill in every respect* Have you heard of the “great man” theory of history? The meaning is obvious from the words. The idea is that history moves in epochal shifts under the leadership of visionary, bold, often ruthless men who ma... more »

Child poverty: the real cause

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
The latest NZ study on child poverty has formed a strong conclusion based upon a strong correlation between child poverty and …. well, guess for yourself what is the most strongly correlated with child poverty (as measured in a relative sense). Is it: 1. Unemployment; or 2. Uncaring governments spending too litle on benefits; or 3. Parents spending too much on drink and smokes; or 4. Single-parent families. If you picked number 4, then give yourself a big tick. The strongest correlation the survey found was between children in relative poverty and the lack of two parents to care... more »

Vietnamese Communist Leader Says US Anti-War Activists Helped Their Victory

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Seen here are pickets demonstrating against the Vietnam War as they march through downtown Philadelphia, Pa, March, 26 1966. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)] In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day and President Barack Obama's scheduled trip to Vietnam, a prominent Vietcong communist leader privately thanked American anti-war activists for helping defeat the U.S.-allied government in Vietnam in the 1970s, saying protest demonstrations... more »

A good point re immigration

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
' Here's a point which both sides in the Brexit debate seem to have completely missed.This past year there has been a record level of uncontrollable migration which has topped 1/3 of a million people. Most of them are from Bulgaria, and Romania, do not have jobs and will be entitled to access our benefits, housing, NHS education, and other services.No one ever seems to have the figures for how much this is costing the UK. If each person takes just £1000 which is extremely low then the total cost of £3.3 billion pa ! If, as is more likely they are taking £10K pa each then the total... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Harvard hearts gibberish* *But Leftists love a black whiner. As far as one can make out, the speaker is complaining about black oppression in the past and saying he has risen above that. The idea that he personally has been oppressed is ludicrous. Oppressed people don't usually graduate from Harvard. He has in fact almost certainly been most privileged by Harvard's affirmative action policies. Harvard's admission policies are heavily and consciously racist -- with Jews and blacks privileged and Asian enrolments kept down* Graduation speeches can be a torrid affair. But not ... more »

A housing crisis, four decades on

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Housing crises? They’ve been with us for decades – and the answers to them are no secret. It’s not that the solutions that are in short supply, it’s the political will. I have in front of me a book that’s been on my shelf for more than thirty years… [image: HCrisis] Every answer to this present housing crisis in there, and has been known for decades. You can see just from the chapter headings that that because the causes of virtually every housing crisis are political, the solutions to every housing crisis are the same: - Part I: The Underlying Contributing Factors o Chap... more »

J. Allen St. John

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 7 hours ago
*Pause this Memorial Day for a few moments and watch this documentary on how America has in many ways treated many of its active duty veterans like Lab Rats for the past 100 years ~ from WW I through the Gulf Wars, and still continues to pander or answer to the Military Industrial Complex: Allen L Roland, PhD and Disabled US Navy Veteran. * On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at patriotic ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favourite mantra *"Support the troops." * This message is hammered, along with parades and gun salutes, into the American psyche at eve... more »

A Prayer For Peace On Earth - Author Unknown

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Trump freaks the Greenies* WHEN you think of saving the planet, Donald Trump probably isn’t exactly the first name to come to mind. He’s previously described global warming as “an expensive hoax!”, warned Obama that the Environmental Protective Agency is “an impediment to both growth and jobs”, and admitted he’s “not a big believer in man-made climate change”. But the Republican frontrunner’s latest speech was something next-level. Speaking at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, the capital of oil-rich North Dakota, Trump proudly trumpeted a series of anti-env... more »

14 thoughts on watching how i met your mother (first time through so no spoilers please!)

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
I was watching MASH when Netflix pulled the plug on our VPN. I found a new VPN... but now MASH is gone. One day I hope to finish the end-to-end rewatch. But right then, my comedy-before-bed slot was left hanging. I tried "How I Met Your Mother," and I was very happily surprised. *I have not watched or read ahead, so please do not even allude to the ending. I understand many fans hated it, ok? No need to fill me in.* How I love "How I Met Your Mother". 1. Smart, character-driven comedy. Not easy to find. 2. Great female characters. Generally non-sexist, even anti-sexist. 3. Around S... more »

Debunking the Yeti

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
When I was much younger my mind was so open you could have driven a bus through it. Not that I was gullible (*I always knew that was a word in the dictionary*), but when it came to strange phenomena you could sign me up for every cranky belief going. UFO's and the conspiracies surrounding them were a favourite, but everything else - Loch Ness Monster, ghoulies and ghosties, supernaturally things, I was game for the lot. Now (much) older and wiser, a part of me is gratified whenever long-standing mysteries are debunked and sensible, scientific explanations are offered. And so Channel... more »

Syrian Rebels Counter ISIS Offensive, Retake Two Villages

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Syrian Rebels Launch Offensive on Government-held City] BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian rebels have retaken two villages from Islamic State militants as they fight to undo gains made by the extremist group in a surprise offensive in Syria’s north Friday that displaced over 100,000 people. The... more »

Libertarians Nominate Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for President, Again

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate, just as it did in 2012. Delegates to the party’s convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the second ballot... more »

Israeli Deputy Minister Admits He Has Visited Syria’s Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Israeli deputy minister Ayoub Kara has acknowledged that he paid a clandestine visit to Syria’s Aleppo, which is under the control of ISIS terrorists. Kara, a prominent member of the right-wing Likud Party, admitted on Saturday that he had visited Syria during the five year long conflict, according to a report by Haaretz When asked about the danger involved in such a trip, Kara said, “I’m not a man who’s afraid, because I’m a believer, and one who believes isn’t afraid.” The Syrian army and its allies have been fighting to regain control of the country’s second city from ISIS terr... more »

All scientific papers will be accessible for free by 2020, EU announces

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
https://www.rt.com/news/344749-scientific-papers-free-research/ *All scientific papers will be accessible for free by 2020, EU announces* Published time: 29 May, 2016 11:18 © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters In an unprecedented move, European science authorities have announced that all online research papers shall be made free by 2020. The measure will be a major step on the way to the EU’s Open Science initiative. Europe’s Competitiveness Council, which decided on the measure during a two-day meeting in Brussels, has been campaigning hard for OA (open access) privileges. One such milesto... more »

The Courage of Joan of Arc, Woman of Faith — On the Anniversary of Her Death

Campbell Markham at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Joan of Arc Painting - 900] I always thought Joan of Arc was something of a medieval legend, embellished over the centuries in a hundred paintings, novels, and films. I couldn't have been more wrong. Rummaging through the treasure of cheap French texts in the Kindle... more »

Teacher Dishes Details Behind the Latest Legal Crusade on Union Dues

Connor Wolf at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Ronald Robinson - 900] A Michigan teacher who's on a crusade against alleged union strong arm tactics said he tried to play by the rules, in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, and when he left his union, they billed him anyway.... more »

Illinois Mandate for Abortion, Birth Control Referrals Goes to Governor’s Desk

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Abortion Law, Judge's Gavel, Pro-Life] Abortion advocates are on the verge of forcing Illinois’ pro-life medical professionals, pharmacists and crisis pregnancy center volunteers to refer women for abortions and birth control, in violation of what opponents say is a constitutional right to religious liberty. Last week,... more »

Missing Japanese Boy Left In Bear Infested Mountain As ‘Punishment’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The parents of a missing seven-year-old boy have admitted to police that the child was abandoned in bear infested mountains in northern Japan, as a “punishment.” The seven-year-old boy has been missing for two days. His parents initially told police that he had got lost during a family walk. The Independent reports: More than 150 rescue workers are searching for Yamato Tanooka, who has been missing for two days, after his parents left him alone on Saturday in Nanae, Hokkaido – an island in northern Japan whose woods are known to be home to wild bears. Yamato’s parents initially tol...more »

More Than 700 Feared Dead in Recent Mediterranean Crossings

SARAH EL DEEB at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this May 25, 2016 file photo made available by the Italian Navy, people try to jump in the water right before their boat overturns off the Libyan coast. Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday, May 29, 2016.] POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) -- Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European sh... more »

Sanctimonious Turd Alert: Ken Starr

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*- by Noah* Were you under the misapprehension that you would never have to hear the name Ken Starr, ever again? Fear not! Sure, one could only hope that Ken Starr and his bad name would slither back under the rock from which he came, but the evil ones never really disappear. At the very least, they leave a trail. Thanks to a recent article in the *New York Times*, however, we are offered a glimpse at Starr’s pathetic attempt to reinvent himself as a normal, well-adjusted human. Starr was once a federal judge in the Reagan administration and he was once the Solicitor General un... more »

Quick AK Update...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
By American Kabuki Just a quick update to let you know the graduation went well. My daughter has her diploma and is enjoying the summer and preparing for grad school. *Thank you all so much for helping make that trip possible!* The trip went very well, I decided to return early given the predicted weather in Texas and the difficulty navigating central Texas roads in rain When I left I was in the most intense rain/hail storm of my life in Brady Texas, and had to park under a gas station canopy to keep the rental car from being destroyed. The rain did not arrive for two day... more »

Rare Gorilla Shot Dead At Zoo After 4-Year-Old Falls Into Enclosure

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A rare 17 year old western lowland gorilla was deliberately shot and killed after a 4-year-old boy fell 12 feet into the moat surrounding his enclosure at Cincinnati zoo. Zoo workers killed Harambe, a 400 pound male gorilla after he played for 10 minutes with the little boy who later needed hospitalization. Cincinnati reports: Cincinnati police and emergency crews responded to a report of a child falling into the exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at about 4 p.m. Saturday. Police confirmed the child was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center near the zo... more »

US Congress To Build Real ‘Ministry Of Truth’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
New legislation is being introduced in the US House of Representatives which, if passed, will create a real life “Ministry of Truth” as depicted in George Orwell’s 1984 novel. The H.R. 5181 bill aims to create a department responsible for creating U.S. propaganda in order to counter efforts by Russia and China’s spread of disinformation. H.R. 5181, or the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016, is sponsored by Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) who co-authored the bill with Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA). The Big Brother-style legislation would set up a Center for Information An... more »

War With Russia Looms As Turkey Enter Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Turkey have sent its troops across the Syrian border and advanced 700 meters towards Aleppo, increasing chances of a war with Russia. Russia have previously pledged to defend Kurdish militia in Syria in the event of a Turkish invasion, and so the military advancement by Turkish soldiers into Syria may trigger a larger war between the two countries. “Russia will respond to the invasion. It goes about not only the Kurds – Russia will defend the territorial integrity of Syria,” the head of the Syrian Kurdistan in Moscow, Rodi Osman, told Bloomberg back in February. Pravdareport.com re... more »

Tony Blair Says He Will Reject And Fight War Crimes Accusations

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Tony Blair has issued a scathing counter-attack on those who are calling for his arrest and demanding that he face a war crimes trial for the war in Iraq. The former British Prime Minister told the BBC that he might reject the finding of the Chilcot inquiry if it attempts to suggest he lied to the British public in the build-up to the 2003 Iraq war. Independent.co.uk reports: Claiming he hasn’t seen a copy of the report the former Prime Minister added that he “looks forward” to participating in a debate about its findings. “Make no mistake about that,” Mr Blair said. It is understo... more »

Trump Reveals His Presidential Campaign Is Completely Broke

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump has privately admitted that his campaign have completely run out of money, and has called an urgent meeting with Senate Republicans to ask for additional funding. Stunned Republican officials have been asked by the Trump campaign for additional finance in order to fight attacks from Hillary Clinton in the next couple of months, saying that they have no money to be able to run television ads. As the Washington Examiner explains, The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump’s senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources ...more »

John Lydon Claims BBC Punished Him Over Savile Whistleblowing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Sex Pistols star John Lydon has claimed that BBC bosses ‘blacklisted’ him and the band from appearing on BBC shows after he exposed Jimmy Savile as being a Paedophile back in 1978. Lydon gave an interview to Radio 1 in which he claimed Savile was a “hypocrite … into all kinds of seediness … that we’re not allowed to talk about“. The BBC subsequently shelved the Jimmy Savile claims by the Sex Pistol star, which later turned out to be true after hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse against the DJ came to light after Savile’s death in 2011. Dailymail.co.uk reports: ‘If you said any... more »

More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Three Mediterranean Shipwrecks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Three separate shipwrecks in the Mediterranean in the last week are thought to have claimed the lives of more than 700 people who were trying to reach Europe, according to the UN’s refuge agency. The incidents happened on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after thousands set sail from Libya for Italy in an eight-day period. Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for UNHCR, told AP on Sunday that an estimated 100 people were missing from a smugglers’ boat which capsized Wednesday. Aother 550 other migrants and refugees are also missing from a smuggling boat that capsized Thursday morning after le... more »

Just Like Elvis

Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
Statement by the President on the Death of Elvis Presley August 17, 1977 Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable. More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country.

NATO Backed Kurds Move on Mosul- Canadians and/or Americans on Frontlines?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Going long- *US or Canadian Forces Believed to Be Fighting Near Mosul, Iraq* Let’s start by talking about the US or Canadians on the front lines, alongside Kurdish militia/terrorists including PKK/YPG etc., moving towards the main city of Mosul- An offensive that began today- Sunday morning in Iraq. * Iraq is 7 hours ahead of eastern standard time*. (Keep that in mind) *Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line* of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State e... more »

Chinese Doughnuts!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
Don't these look amazing! These are one of my favorite treats and now I can make them at home! [image: post signature]

Sanders Says Hillary Email Scandal Is Too Big To Ignore Now

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has changed his mind over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server whilst she was Secretary of State, saying that the issue has become a matter of public concern. Just months after Sanders announced that Americans were “sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” he told Bill Maher that the public now need answers. In an interview on Friday on the “Real Time with Bill Maher” show, Sanders was asked if the Clinton email scandal had become large enough for him to reconsider his refusal to confront her on the issue. Sanders responded by saying “it has”. “... more »

Top ISIS Commander Found Alive In Iraq, USA Did Not Kill Him

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An top ISIS commander, thought to have been killed by U.S. forces, has been filmed recently in Iraq, showing that he is very much alive and well. Despite claims by the U.S. government that they had killed ISIS operative Abu Omar al-Shishani last March, the commander was caught on camera in Iraq’s Fallujah battlefield fighting the Iraqi army. Almasdarnews.com reports: The red-beard Georgian veteran was reported dead several times; most recently last March when the Pentagon announced that al-Shishani was killed in an airstrike near the town of al-Shaddadi in eastern Syria. Al-Shishan... more »

Obama Administration Begs Court Not To Depose Hillary Clinton

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Obama administration have pleaded with a court to prevent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from being deposed in a case connected to her use of a private email server. The Justice Department filed a court motion saying they opposed efforts by legal counsel representing legal watchdog Judicial Watch in trying to force Clinton to testify. The feds say that the organisation are trying to “dramatically expand the scope of the lawsuit”. Thehill.com reports: Judicial Watch is “seeking instead to transform these proceedings into a wide-ranging inquiry into matters beyond the ... more »

Economic News & Views ( May 29 , 2016 ) Quick Hits For Sunday May 29th ( 1. Greece In Focus - Updates On Creditor Talks , Privatization Progress , General Economic Activity , Refugee Situation On Greece. 2. Refugee Crisis in General , Not Just Greece Epicenter For Europe Crisis - Also , Internally Displaced Civilians in Syria & Iraq .3. Turkey - News De Jour. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 10 hours ago
Greece...... *Yannis Koutsomitis* ‏@YanniKouts 6m 6 minutes ago The Greek government and the Institutions remain at odds over prior actions http://greekcrisisnotes.blogspot.com/2016/05/greek- government-and-institutions-fail.html …#Greece *Manos Giakoumis* ‏@ManosGiakoumis 11m 11 minutes ago #Greece and institutions did not reach an agreement during conference call re solidarity grant (EKAS) (via @capitalgr). *Manos Giakoumis* ‏@ManosGiakoumis 10h 10 hours ago #Eurogroup decisions on debt relief measures cld result in savings of 226 mln in 2017 & 1.1 bln in 1st... more »

Gaia Portal: Stealth movements are no more

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
*Stealth movements are no more* by ÉirePort Stealth movements are no more. Darkness faded by the Inner Light. Half measures are discarded, as fullness of Light incorporates. Stories are told for all to enjoy. ÉirePort | May 29, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yy

Sphere Alliance Message #165"Old Man of China"/"Grandfather", Siddartha/Buddha,Dr Fu

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
I have been getting numerous inquiries as to whether the "Old Man of China" was in the USA. I have no data that says he is, so I really don't know... Nabrac said the data on Dr Fu is suppressed for now by prior agreement... I don't expect I will have that data until the reunion as to who he is. Terran: *Stan X, what essences was Siddhartha/Buddha?* *[I got no reply on this, apparently this data is being kept till the reunion much like the data on Dr Fu.]* Terran: *Is Dr Fu the above?* Stan X: *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. THE ONE/DR. FU DID COUNSEL THE ONE/BUDDHA. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.... more »

Students Lashed 99 Times For Attending Graduation Party In Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Dozens of young college students who were caught dancing, celebrating and drinking alcohol at a mixed graduation party, were flogged by the “morality police” force in Iran. More than 30 students were arrested, interrogated and lashed 99 times within 24 hours of their college graduation party, where students had met under a potential volatile situation. Iran’s morality police were discretely keeping an eye on the situation and interfered when they saw morality was about to shatter to smithereens. Middle East Eye reports: Iranian media on Thursday reported that the group were arrested... more »

EU: all publicly funded science papers free since 2020?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
Some EU authorities have presented an ambitious plan. The Competitiveness Council and the Dutch EU presidency were involved. (On July 1st, Slovakia will take over the EU presidency.) In four years, all scientific papers resulting from publicly funded research should be available to everyone for free. I tend to say that it's a natural plan. The public funds the research so the public may expect to have access to all the results. Well, it's only the public at some territory that has paid and the whole world will have access to the results – so the benefactors and the beneficiaries ... more »

Ronald Reagan Memorial Day Speech...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*“We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. We must realize that no arsenal or on weapon in the arsenal of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.*

BWorld 60, Classical liberal, neoliberal and anti-liberal

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last May 25, 2016. Political labels sometimes tend to create more confusion instead of clarifying things on philosophy and ideology. One reason for this is that certain advocates and campaigners of particular philosophies are themselves confused of what they are talking about, and yet they project to be the leaders and articulators of those political philosophies. Take liberalism. There are perhaps a dozen varieties of this philosophy, from the classical to social liberal to American liberal and so on. To help us differentiate and redefine som... more »

Domestic shipping modernization, an experience of 2GO's boat

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
Last Tuesday, May 24, I took a boat from Manila going to Bacolod. This is after nearly 2 decades of riding the plane when I go back to my province in Negros Occidental. I was surprisingly happy that I took that decision. Things are so different now compared to two decades ago, from Manila's seaport terminal to the boat itself. This was my boat, 2GO's St. Therese. Huge boat, a smaller version of those giant cruise ships. I wanted to take the plane, went to Ticket Express days before. Cheapest fare for either Cebu Pac or PAL was almost P3,400, next 5 days flights, plus P200 terminal ... more »

Hilary Clinton Exposed

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago

All For The Love Of

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago

Hilary Clinton Exposed 1

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago

General Richard Myers....involved in the assassination of JFK Jr AND 9/11. What a coinkydynk!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*General Richard Myers official photo 2002* Recently, I was doing a bit of background research on the *assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr. *The son of the assassinated president of the United States. John F. Kennedy Jr. was taken out in a hit ordered by the Clinton Administration in 1999, thus allowing Hillary Clinton to enjoy a clear path to the US Senate seat from New York. JFK Jr. was about to announce his candidacy for New York Senator, but died in his own small plane in a mysterious, free fall crash into the waters off Martha's Vineyard on July 16, 1999, just the weekend pri... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Is A New A-10 Plane In The Works?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Deadly force: A line up of A-10s at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Planes of this type will arrive in Kuwait for combat operations next week *Kris Osborne, National Interest*: *Super Warthog: Is the U.S. Military Set to Unleash a New A-10?* The Air Force is beginning to work on how fast, lethal, durable and capable a new “A-10”-like aircraft would need to be in order to provide U.S. military ground troops with effective close-air support for decades to come. Senior service officials are now exploring “draft requirements” concepts – and evaluating the kind of avionics, enginee... more »

A Look At Military Spending Over 25 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Market Watch:* *Watch America beat everyone else on military spending over 25 years* On military spending, ‘America’s dominance is the one constant’ Military spending may not be the only indicator of a nation’s fighting power, but it’s the most obvious one. The U.S. spent over $600 billion on its military in 2014, outspending its closest rival, China, by nearly $400 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Were things always this way? Data visualization site HowMuch.net has put the numbers in historical perspective by creating an animated graph... more »

Five Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In The Past 24 Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*RFE*: *Five Ukrainian Soldiers Die In 24 Hour* Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and another four wounded in fresh clashes with Russia-backed separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. It is the second biggest casualty toll in a single day this year, the military said on May 29. "Unfortunately, over the past 24 hours, five Ukrainian soldiers have died and four more have been wounded," military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told reporters. On May 28, the Ukrainian military said that fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists had intensifi... more »

The Gloves Finally Come Off In The U.S. War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
American soldiers were seen at an outpost in Fatisah alongside Kurdish soldiers, with some even seen wearing the badges (right shoulder of left soldier) of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit. *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast*: *How Special-Ops Is Taking ISIS Out* America’s elite hunter-killer forces say the White House is finally unleashing them against ISIS. But some of their foreign partners worry it’s just modern ‘imperialism.’ TAMPA – A fusion of U.S. special operations forces and local militia are about to bloody the so-called Islamic State, and just possibly drive them out of... more »

What Was Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Doing In Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Man believed to be Akhtar Mansoor is seen in undated photo. CBS *Michael Kugelman, Foreign Policy*:* What Was Mullah Mansour Doing in Iran?* *In the wake of the Taliban leader’s death, we’re only now coming to understand just how ties between Tehran and the Taliban are evolving.* On May 21, after a drone strike obliterated a car and its two occupants in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, local officials discovered a Pakistani passport, miraculously intact, amid the smoldering wreckage and two bodies charred beyond recognition. The passport belonged to a man identified as Wali Muhamma... more »

700 Migrants Feared Drown In The Mediterranean Trying To Cross To Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA*: *700 Migrants Feared Drowned Trying to Cross Mediterranean* More than 700 migrants are feared to have drowned this week in three separate ship wrecks in the Mediterranean Sea as they tried to reach Europe in smuggling boats, according to the U.N. refugee agency. Around 100 of those migrants came from a smuggler’s boat that sank Wednesday, while another 550 are missing from a boat that capsized Thursday morning on its way from Libya. Italian police arrested the captain of the second boat, identified as a 28-year-old Sudanese man, after survivors pointed him out. *Read more... more »

Economic Climate Change-- A Guest Post By Bob Poe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
By now, everyone knows we need to focus on climate change. The threat is real, the science is clear, and the effects are happening now. Combating climate change will take action from Congress, and from people willing to hold them accountable. But there’s another threat facing our nation that’s just as serious. One that could swallow a generation of American workers, like climate change threatens to swallow our coasts. And one that comes with a great opportunity for the future. I call it “economic climate change.” With a median wage of $29,781, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I was interviewed by Joe Geni for his podcastabout the anniversary of the Sykes-Picot treaty and current Iraqi politics and security matters.

Peace Walk Planning Meeting - Commitment, Joy & Love

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
I drove north three hours yesterday to Hancock, Maine, with John Morris, for the upcoming Maine Peace Walk planning meeting. The October 11-26 walk will begin at the Penobscot Nation and end at the Kittery Naval Submarine yard in southern Maine. We'll have to do some shuttling during the walk - actual walking distance will be about the same as last year - just over 175 miles. Our theme this year will be *Stop the War$ on Mother Earth. *In our statement about the walk we say: We come together out of our deep concern about the many different wars being waged on Mother Earth, ran... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
구럼비야 사랑해 from cho sung bong on Vimeo.

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday again... And as usual, time for my weekly rant... For this rant, I figure it was time once again that I answer some of the critics who have been constantly sending their comments and hate mail my way.... The last time I did this was a few years back, and therefore it has indeed been a while.... Yes, first off I have been constantly apologizing here for any absences I have been taking, when in reality I should not have to apologize at all.... I have long said that family and other issues take precedence at all times and therefore I should not have to apo... more »

...and now for a lighter moment from the Economist: Taipei less safe than -- Wait? Wut?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
....from the Economist Safe Cities Index White Paper 2015. That's right, Taipei is less safe that Sydney, Amsterdam, New York, and San Francisco. Talk about overthinking... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

This is how I feel sometimes #PFKboom

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 15 hours ago
I’m not conflating any issues here. What I am talking about is passion and emotion. This video of a Baltimore activist has popped up several times on my feed. I’ve watched it numerous times with great satisfaction. It’s not that I have any connection whatsoever to what is going on in Baltimore. But there is […]

Principals should be elected to four year rotations

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 15 hours ago
Like a lot of things in today’s pubic schools, the principal is a position that harks back to factory models of schooling. The building principal is a middle-level manager, a waypoint between the rank and file teacher and central management. In highly centralized and hierarchical school systems, perhaps in many urban school districts with highly […]

The Zombie Voter Apocalypse: California Refuses to Admit Its Voter Fraud Problem

Hans von Spakovsky at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Zombies] Hollywood has always loved making films about the walking dead, but in Southern California it appears they have a real life problem with "zombie" voters. An investigation by CBSLA2 and KCAL9 found that hundreds of deceased persons are still on...more »

In Academia I Face More Discrimination as a Christian Than as a Black

George Yancey at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Discrimination] One of the money lines in a New York Times editorial I was interviewed for recently was that I have faced more discrimination as a Christian than as a black in academia. The nature of the editorial did not allow... more »

Pretty Thin, But . . .

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
As prime minister, Stephen Harper didn't accomplish much. Andrew Coyne writes that Mr. Harper's legacy is pretty thin: Any honest examination of Harper’s nine-odd years in office would find a government that wandered all over the intellectual map, boasting of its commitment to balanced budgets while adding $150 billion to the national debt, talking of its respect for free markets while launching 1970s-style industrial-subsidy programs, praising the military while denying it adequate equipment, and so on. Its defenders point to all the things other governments might have done — a... more »

UK Investigates Sharia Courts for Discrimination Against Women

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A public demonstration for Sharia law in the United Kingdom on October 31, 2009.] British Home Secretary Theresa May announced Thursday an investigation has been launched into whether Sharia law -- Islamic religious law -- is used to discriminate against women in England and Wales. The Islamic Sharia Council (ISC) provides advice and legal...more »

Judge Orders Release of Documents in Trump University Suit

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The order by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo... more »

Is It a Sin to Have Sex-Change Surgery?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Cross Dresser, Transgender, Gender Identity Disorder] With all the uproar today over transgender issues, especially in the Church, there's an important question that is not often asked, namely, "Is it a sin to have sex-change surgery?" I can hear two immediate responses to the question. The... more »

Beautiful Churches: St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Stream Staff at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Vatican Exterior Night - 900] St. Peter's Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. It was designed by the greatest architects of its day, including Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Even... more »

Patrick Murphy's Out Of Control Corruption-- A Perfect Symbol For Reid's Clouded Departure And Schumer's Ominous Arrival

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I only ever had one argument with Keith Ellison. He wanted the Congressional Progressive Caucus to endorse Patrick Murphy when Murphy first ran for Congress against war criminal Allen West in 2012. I pointed out that Murphy was a rich, spoiled, drunken Republican without a single Democratic value-- let alone *progressive* value-- in his simple, fogged little mind. Ellison didn't dispute the obvious but claimed that Murphy would take direction from him. Fortunately, not enough CPC members agreed and they didn't endorse Murphy. Many Democrats did however. The DCCC loved everything b... more »

Asian Silicon Valley = DPP Collision with Student Movement

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Lovely but hot weather this weekend. Here a friend poses by the wreck of an old suspension bridge near Dongshih.* Well well. Last year, shortly after getting into office, the new Taoyuan mayor saw the construction-industrial state light, and did a 180 on the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project (which he had opposed as a candidate, causing the government to begin expropriating the land before the review was complete), a ridiculous construction-industrial state giveaway. I wrote at the time: The Aerotropolis is the largest land expropriation in the democratic era. Cheng's turnaround, if i... more »

This Is Russia's Next Super Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Live Journal *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *Russia's Next Super Weapon To Crush America in Combat Is...* Russia has apparently conducted a successful test launch of its Nudol direct ascent anti-satellite missile. This is the second test of the new weapon, which is capable of destroying satellites in space. The weapon was apparently launched from the Plesetsk test launch facility north of Moscow. At press time no additional details are available. However, if the report is correct, that means the Russians have developed a means to attack the space-based navigation, communicati... more »

Turkish President Erdogan 'Condemns' US For Supporting Kurdish Fighters In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Erdoğan speaks at a ceremony in Diyarbakır. AA photo *VOA*: *Erdogan Condemns US Forces For Wearing Syrian Kurdish Insignia* ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has escalated a dispute with Washington, over images of U.S. special forces wearing Syrian Kurdish militia patches. “The support the U.S. has given to the PYD and YPG. I condemn it,” Erdogan bellowed to a crowd at an airport opening ceremony in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish south east. Ankara accuses the YPG militia of being a terrorist organization connected to the Kur... more »

Study: Brain Scans Reveal Consciousness in Patients Thought to Be Vegetative

MALCOLM RITTER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Brainstorm - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness. A study released Thursday is the latest to investigate using technology... more »

ISIS Takes 50,000 Human Shields as Iraqi Forces Enter Fallujah

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Security forces arrive to join the forces surrounding Fallujah, Iraq, Friday, May 27, 2016. Iraqi forces launched an offensive on the city of Fallujah, located 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, earlier this week.] Approximately 50,000 civilians have been taken as captives and human shields by ISIS fighters as Iraqi forces attempt to retake the city of Fallujah. According to The Mirror, the new Iraqi offensive in the ISIS-held city has killed at least... more »

Unaccustomed as I am...

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
If you’ve been reading the blogs I’ve been reading you won’t have missed the disquieting incident of the schoolgirl who won the “speak out” Challenge at Redbridge Regional Final of the Jack Petchey public speaking competition. I’m not in a fan of ‘competitions‘ in the world of the arts. However I see that formats such as BBC Young Musician does provide certain unique incentives and so on, but on the other hand it can also be a source of huge disappointment and discouragement. More on that at a later date. (maybe) All that aside, we are where we are, and there is this competition ... more »

Peshmerga Forces With U.S. Backing Launch A Major Offensive Near Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daily Signal:** A Look at Life on the Front Lines in the War Against Islamic State* MOSUL FRONT, Iraq—The Daily Signal foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson recently visited the Kurdish peshmerga’s front line positions surrounding the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul—Iraq’s second biggest city. The peshmerga, which translates to “one who faces death,” are an ally of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led international coalition combatting Islamic State, the terrorist army also known as ISIS. *Read more* .... *More News On Kurdish Forces Launching A Major Offensive Near Mosul*... more »

Remembering The World War One Battle Of Verdun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*BBC*:* Verdun battle centenary marked by France and Germany* French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest of World War One. Hundreds of thousands of French and German soldiers died during 10 months of fighting in north-eastern France. France eventually emerged victorious. But today Verdun is seen as a symbol of Franco-German reconciliation, which was reflected by both Mr Hollande and Mrs Merkel in their speeches. *Read more* .... *More News On Remembering The Battle Of Verdun 100 Ye... more »

Weekly Menu #19

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu Plan 19] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Let me plan your weekly dinner menu for you! All recipes are tested in our kitchens and are sure to please the pickiest of picky eaters.] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Liz On Call – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Crockpot Beef Stroganoff [image: Beef-Stroganoff] Monday Chicken Asparagus and Herb Pasta [image: Chicken-Asparagus-Herb-Pasta-1] Tuesday Amazing Taco Fries [image: taco-fries] Wednesday[image: post signature]

Hertzan Chimera - Free Planet vs War World - dual/duelling novel/trilogies one year on

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
the Free Planet and War World dual/duelling trilogies have been out in paperback and Kindle etc. for a year now, and I've not really done anything to promote them. NO ADVERTS NO INTERVIEWS NO REVIEW COPIES sent out or allies sought... the idea is, "If it's your time, you'll *DISCOVER* these *adult-issue dual/duelling novel/trilogies* on your own," I can do nothing to help your mind's conversion to 'something less shit' than this corporate-horror prison-of-the-mind. Free Planet by Hertzan Chimera *670 pages paperback & Kindle* Patent. Profit. Power. *The Custodian Liberation...more »

Millions of Chinese Parents Turn to In Vitro Fertilization as One-Child Policy Relaxed

LOUISE WATT at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Chen Yun, left, walks past Dr. Liu Jiaen as she receives an infertility treatment through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at a hospital in Beijing. China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.] BEIJING (AP) -- China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women,... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago


Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*"Songs allow a person to put their own imagination, experiences, and dreams into the lyrics. People can interpret it in many ways. * *Ms. Gore was looking for sado-masochism and bondage and she found it. Someone looking for surgical references would have found that as well." * *Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister,* *PMRC Hearings, 1986 * How can you just leave me standing? Alone in a world that's so cold? Maybe you're just too demanding Maybe I'm just like my father, too bold Maybe you're just like my mother She's never satisfied Why do we scream at each other This is what it s... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
Bilal, The Roots, Wendy - Sister - Prince Tribute *"Songs allow a person to put their own imagination, experiences, and dreams into the lyrics. People can interpret it in many ways. * *Ms. Gore was looking for sado-masochism and bondage and she found it. Someone looking for surgical references would have found that as well." * *Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister,* *PMRC Hearings, 1986 * REMEMBERING PRINCE: Reflections on the Life and Legacy of a Musical Genius Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, Grammy-winning artists Questlove, Anthony Hamilton and Kimbra, and journalists Tour... more »

France Labor Marches Descend Into Violence

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Demonstrators in France clashed with police during labor reform protests. Video shows a policeman dressed in riot gear assaulting an unarmed woman. Following a verbal provocation, a Toulouse policeman attacks a woman demonstrator by grabbing her by the throat and sending her flying to the ground. RT reports: Two videos featuring the woman were posted by a YouTube account, Ben Art Core, that appears sympathetic to the cause of the demonstrators, who have been regularly flooding streets of most notable French urban centers since the turn of the year. The footage appears to be selectiv... more »

Lonely Elephant Hanako Dies At Japanese Zoo

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Hanako, the “loneliest elephant in the world” has died at a small zoo in Tokyo. She was the oldest elephant in Japan and had lived alone at the zoo for 67 years. Hanako’s health deteriorated in March after her birthday celebrations where cancelled. She was the subject of a worldwide campaign to free her from her isolated concrete environment. She was found dead lying on her side in her pen on Thursday. She was 69. Daily Mail reports: Hanako, or ‘flower child’, who was described by campaigners as the ‘loneliest elephant in the world’, died at the age of 69 at Inokashira Park Zoo in t... more »

What the media won't report

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
This video is called "What the media won't report' (that's one good reason for posting it here)


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 18 hours ago
Slowly, I'm transitioning into the next phase of my little unexpected summer adventure and starting to focus on my return to Fort McMurray early next month. I have to admit that, thinking about all that this entails, it has been a daunting task at times. I don't have an exact return date nailed down yet though that will be the easy part. After that comes a full inspection of my home, photos of any damage, determining what is safe from smoke damage and salvageable and what is not, washing or disposing of clothing, towels, curtains, cleaning my outside windows and siding, washing a... more »

Poland Believes A Russian Invasion Is Imminent

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Today in Poland there are 80,000 militiamen training for a possible war with Russia. Believing an imminent Russian invasion is likely, Poles are living in the grip of paranoia over their historic enemy. Yet it is not Moscow which is today threatening Poland’s sovereignty and independence. It is Washington and Brussels. A Russia Insider report: I have never been to Poland. But I know it is a country where Russophobic paranoia runs deep – perhaps more than any other country. The Poles and the Russians have been fighting each other for over 1000 years, going back to medieval Rus. Even ... more »

From Albrecht To Monsanto: A System Not Run For The Public Good Can Never Serve The Public Good

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 20 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this. * The following extract is from the 2011 lecture ‘Healthy Soils, Healthy People’ by Professor John Ikerd. The lecture discussed the legacy of renowned agronomist William Albrecht, who died in 1974. “We have justified the demise of family farms, decay of rural communities, > pollution of the rural environment, and degradation of soil health as being > necessary to provide food security for the nation. These justifications are > no longer valid or acceptable… an ag... more »

Booker On The RPSB & WWF

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/05/28/the-founding-members-of-some-of-britains-greatest-charities-must/ Booker on the RSPB and WWF: It is intriguing to contrast the current agendas of some of our more celebrated environmental charities with the aims of those who first set them up. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), for instance, originated in 1889 with […]

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
How unpopular are Clinton and Trump? Just see how they compare to Putin. https://t.co/34LQlLe2v8 pic.twitter.com/emkiERr6vK — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 29, 2016 *WNU Editor:* Trump and Clinton are more unpopular than Putin in the U.S. .... now that is interesting.

4 Videos that Accurately Sum Up Memorial Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*DoD Live:* *4 Videos that Accurately Sum Up Memorial Day* We all enjoy a good barbecue, being outside and hanging with family over Memorial Day weekend, but a lot of people tend to forget what the holiday is all about – remembering and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thankfully, here at the Defense Department, there are plenty of events planned every year to honor those we’ve lost. If you’re interested in learning how you can take part, check out these videos of events that highlight the *Read more *.... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Paying Respects* Soldiers pay their respects after placing a small American flag in front of a headstone during "Flags In," an annual event before Memorial Day honoring our nation’s fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 26, 2016. DoD photo by Marvin D. Lynchard

Are There Secret Plans To Create An EU Army?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Rock Cohen *The Guardian*: *Is there a secret plan to create an EU army?* *Claims from the leave side about moves to unify Europe’s armed forces are nothing more than fantasy.* “EU army plans kept secret from voters,” was the front-page story in Friday’s Times. If the claim sounded familiar, that was because just two days earlier a retired British army commander, Major General Tim Ross, had claimed in the Daily Express that the EU was “moving inexorably towards full political union and all that comes with it”, including “unified armed forces”. Alongs... more »


KRandle at A Different Perspective - 21 hours ago
There has been some talk inside the UFO community that DISCLOSURE is on the horizon with Hillary Clinton saying that if she wins the election, she’ll release the hidden UFO files. Others have said that President Obama has suggested that he’ll release these files before the expiration of his term, which would mean that it might come tomorrow or as late as January of 2017. To all this, I say, “Nonsense.” Why? Because we’ve heard all this before. Remember Jimmy Carter, who had sighted Venus and Jupiter in formation. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle.Venus and thought that it was an alie... more »

May 28: A headline about a story! But there's no story.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 21 hours ago
Today's headline story is a real headline story. The provincial government is delaying any decision on fracking. Unfortunately, neither the government nor the story have much to say about why. The Liberals say it's the fault of the Conservatives for delaying a decision. Well, okay. So how does that make it right for the Liberals to delay? And where is all the research to prove that it should not be delayed? Or to prove it is safe to go ahead? There's no social license? That's just bafflegab for saying that the government might lose the next election if it approves fracking. Hey! A... more »

Various Artists

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
Various Artists - Formerly Known as... 1. *Prince* 2. *Prince Rogers Nelson * 3. *Jamie Starr * 4. *Alexander Nevermind * 5. *Christopher Tracy *[Christ Racey] 6. *Camille* 7. *Joey Coco * 8. *Azifwekare* 9. *Tora Tora * 10. 11. *The Artist Formerly Known As Prince * 12. *The Artist * 13. *Paisley Park * 14. *The New Power Generation* (produced Mayte's album under this name) 15. *His Royal Badness * 16. *Skipper* 17. *Victor* 18. *Camille* 19. *Spooky Electric * 20. *Taffy* (Rosie O'Donnel's nickname for him) 21. *The Kid * 22. *Gemini* 23. *The Wise O... more »

Schizoid Man

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*"Who is Number 1..?* *"You are, Number 6."* You see, this why proper use of punctuation is *really, really important* just we are always taught and that we always need to be aware of, and take the time to pass along by passing down to others. And which none of us ever actually do. *Gemini* *Art Official Age* *Artificial Cage*

Information Warfare is not "Optional"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
Nations without information warfare capabilities in the 21st century are like nations without armies and navies in the 20th century. They are defenseless. *May 29, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Imagine a nation without an army, a navy or an air force. What would its prospects be of defending itself against even moderate aggression? What if it had an army, even a formidable one, but was missing an air force and/or navy? Would its chances be any better? Before the invention of human flight, war was fought in two dimensions by armies and navies upon the surface of the planet. With th... more »

Military Photo of the Day: The 10,000th Ton of Ordnance

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marines Check Ordnance on Phantom Jet, 29 May 1968 "Final Payload: Marine Major Donn C. Beatty, left, and his radar intercept officer Captain John D. Cummings, right, check the ordnance of their Phantom jet with Lieutenant Joseph O. Thornton, standing, ordnance officer, and his noncommissioned officer in charge, Gunnery Sergeant Richard S. Brown. Piloting the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 [VMFA-122] aircraft last week Beatty delivered the squadron’s 10,000th ton of ordnance against the enemy since the Tigers arrived in Vietnam last September (official USMC photo by Mast... more »

Samuel Sheinbein

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
*Cokely :* *"There is no law which an Israeli is bound to respect."* "Sheinbein evaded apprehension by Maryland police and fled to Israel with the help of his father, Sol Sheinbein, *an attorney with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship.* Sol allegedly brought Samuel a passport, purchased an airline ticket to Tel Aviv, and drove him to John F. Kennedy International Airport to flee the United States. *Once in Israel, Samuel Sheinbein applied for and received Israeli citizenship.* Being Jewish and as the son of an Israeli national, he was eligible for automatic Israeli citizenship. *Shei... more »

Israel Develop Camera That Can Tell If You’re A Terrorist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Israel have unveiled a new type of device that they say is able to ‘recognise a terrorist’ simply by analyzing their face. Israeli start-up company Faception says that its facial-recognition technology can scan a person’s face and automatically develop what it calls a “personality profile”. Mintpressnews.com reports: Claiming its technology will enable security companies to detect and apprehend terrorists and criminals before they have the opportunity to do harm, the company has already signed a contract with the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Washington Post. Th... more »

California Voter Fraud Discovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An investigation has discovered that California has suffered from widespread voter fraud for a number of years, with authorities refusing to address the problem. CBSLA2 and KCAL9 found that hundreds of deceased voters were still active on voter registration rolls, and that most of the names on the rolls have been voting in Los Angeles for years. Dailysignal.com reports: For example, John Cenkner died in 2003, according to Social Security Administration records, yet he voted in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections. His daughter told the station that she was “astounded” and...more »

Gates Foundation To Aggressively Push Common Core Education

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have publicly declared that they will aggressively pressure schools and the government to use the Common Core education standards. In an open letter to authorities, the Gates Foundation say: “Far too many districts report that identifying or developing Common Core-aligned materials is a challenge, meaning that teachers spend their time adapting or creating curriculum, developing lessons, and searching for supplemental materials”. “So, we’re doubling down on our efforts to make sure teachers have what they need to make the most of their unique cap...more »

Monsanto Loses Lawsuit, Pays $46 Million To Poisoned Victims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Monsanto have been found guilty of gross negligence by selling poisonous PCBs to members of the public, some of whom died as a result. The agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology giant has been forced to pay a total of $46 million in damages to plaintiffs in the case. A St. Louis jury voted 10-2 in finding Monsanto, Pfizer, Solutia, and Pharmacia guilty in the selling of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, after the compound had been banned. Theantimedia.org reports: Plaintiffs in this case — three of nearly 100 involved in litigation, some of whom died — said they developed no... more »

Venezuela Government Shuts down As Citizens Suffer Hunger, Blackouts

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Venezuela government has effectively shut down for business, with citizens saying that people are being left hungry, without electricity and without any type of law and order. In the last few weeks the government have deliberately downsized by shutting down most of its offices 6 days a week. Electricity and water are being rationed and many areas of the country are barely surviving as a result. Nytimes.com reports: Many people cannot make international calls from their phones because of a dispute between the government and phone companies over currency regulations and rates. Co... more »

How A U.S. - China War Could Break Out Over Japan's Islands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Chen Pokong, National Interest*: *If the U.S. and China Go to War: The Battle of the Senkakus* How war could break out over Japan's islands *Editor’s note: The following is a translation of Chapter 7 of the book If the U.S. and China Go to War《假如中美开战》 by the author and analyst Chen Pokong. The current volume was published in Chinese in 2013 and was later translated to Japanese. It presents a range of potential conflict scenarios between China and the United States, including what may trigger conflict, and what the order of events may be.Chapter 7 of the book presents a hypothe... more »

Gallop Poll. 20% Of Venezuelans Approve Of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's Job Performance As Leader

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gallop: **Venezuelans' Approval of Leadership Remains at Record Low* * Approval of leadership bottomed out in 2014 and 2015 * Three in four residents perceive widespread government corruption * New low of one in seven say they feel safe walking alone at night WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro spoke last week of international and domestic plots to subvert him, Gallup polling in Venezuela shows that most residents have disapproved of their nation's leadership since he took office. In the past two years, just one in five Venezuelans have approved of the job... more »

Malaysia's Government Wants To Adopt Islamic Law

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak attends an event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this March 14, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/OLIVIA HARRIS/FILES *The Independent*:* Malaysia's government throws support behind Islamic penal code that includes amputations and stonings* Multi-ethnic country stunned by bill to introduce ancient religious punishments. Malaysia’s government has caused widespread outrage in the multi-ethnic country after adopting an Islamic penal code that will introduce amputations and stoning as punishments for some crimes. Prime Minister Najib Razak’s coalition govern... more »

41 U.S. Secret Service Agents Disciplined For Leaking The Personal Files Of A Congressman Who Criticized Agency Security Lapses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Secret Service punishes 41 over leak of lawmaker's data* Forty-one U.S. Secret Service employees have been disciplined over a media leak of the personal files of a congressman who had criticized the agency's security lapses, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. Punishments ranged from a letter of reprimand to suspensions without pay for up to 45 days, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a statement. One person found to have disclosed information on Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz to the Washington Post has resigned from the service,... more »

Non-Japanese Asians Are Not Pleased By President Obama's Visit To Hiroshima

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Obama and Abe laid wreaths at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday [Carlos Barria/Reuters] *Chen Shilei, Xinhuanet*: *Obama's Hiroshima trip no occasion to whitewash Japan's WWII atrocities* BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The motive behind U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit to Japan's A-bombed Hiroshima on Friday may seem noble, but in reality, it is nothing more than yet another opportunity seized by Washington and Tokyo to pursue their own ulterior motives. At first glance, for a city falling as the first victim to an atomic bomb in human history, a visit by the first s... more »

Growing Sectarian Divisions In Iraq Over The Role That Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Is Playing In The Battle For Fallujah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani (center, with black hat) posing for a picture in Anbar province, Iraq. *Reuters*: *Iraqi Sunni politicians reject visit by Iran's Soleimani to Falluja* Sunni politicians in Iraq condemned on Saturday a visit by Iranian General Qassem Soleimani to Shi'ite paramilitary forces fighting alongside the Iraqi army to drive Islamic State militants out of the Sunni city of Falluja. Three lawmakers from the province of Anbar told Reuters the visit by Iran's al-Quds brigade commander could fuel sectarian tension and cast doubt on Baghdad's assertions th... more »

Iraq's Military And Shiite Militias Continue Their Military Assault On The ISIS Stronghold Of Fallujah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News*: *50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold* Over 50,000 civilians are reportedly trapped inside ISIS-controlled Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround the town and prepare for an all-out assault on one of the militant's last major strongholds in the country. Al Jazeera reported that conditions in the city, under ISIS control since 2014, have deteriorated as fighting between the militants and Iraqi forces has intensified in the past few days. Some residents have been evacuated, but ISIS checkpoints on the main roads has mad... more »

The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Is About To Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *Clinton email headache is about to get worse* A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill. Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue, which has dogged her for more than a year. In the next few weeks — just as the likely Democratic presidential nominee hopes to pivot towards a general election — it will face its toughest scrutiny yet. “All of that feeds into this overar... more »

Is The White House Turning A Blind Eye On Russian Military Sales To Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Free Beacon*:* Obama Admin Considers Permitting Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran* *White House might not invoke laws triggering new sanctions.* The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. ... more »

Austria Investigating Into Alleged Presidential Election Postal Vote Fraud

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Euronews:* *Austria launches probe into alleged postal vote irregularities* Five voting districts are being investigated in Austria over postal vote irregularities in the close-run presidential election, the interior minister has announced. Allegations of fraud arose from the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) of defeated candidate Norbert Hofer, after the Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen just scrapped ahead with 31,000 votes when the postal ballot was counted. The Villach branch of FPÖ lodged a complaint with the country’s corruption prosecutor over the Carinthia council cou... more »

Rio Olympics Going Ahead, Despite Zika Risks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) has given the green light for the 2016 Rio Olympics to go ahead, despite the high risk the Zika virus outbreak poses to visitors. In a surprising move WHO said they would not postpone or move the games, saying that they believed the games would “not significantly alter” the spread of the virus. BBC News reports: In an open letter to the WHO, more than 100 leading scientists had said new findings about Zika made it “unethical” for the Games to go ahead. They also said the global health body should revisit its Zika guidance. The International Olymp... more »

Our Bipartisan Corrupt Congress Is Choking On Lobbyist Bribes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Progressives were sickened to learn that #DebtTrapDebbie Wasserman Schultz had not just invited the lobbyists that Obama had banned back into the inner sanctums of the Democratic Party but that she was even putting some on the platform committee of the National Convention. That's another reason she just has to go. (Please help Tim Canova defeat her by contributing to his campaign here.) Corporate lobbyists are the scourge of honest government and they gravitate to the most corrupt politicians. You can always tell who are the worst and most dishonest members of Congress are by how ... more »

(Drone Strike Video Gamers Metaphor for Trump Nation?)  Trump Wronged by Mean Girl?  (Conflating Email Evasions with Partisan Skullduggery)

Niccol takes a stern tack with "Good Kill." Again and again Egan and team do their job. Again and again they’re coached in ignoring the true nature of it. The drones are saving American lives, never mind what the bleeding hearts think. “Drones aren’t going anywhere,” says their commander (Bruce Greenwood). “In fact, they’re going everywhere.” The repetition of their roles drills into the

Trump And Shkreli Have Something Else In Common-- Multiple Campaign Contributions To Hillary Clinton

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Thursday, when Herr Trumpf pontificated that "you have to be wealthy in order to be great" how offended were you? What a disgusting little man! I wonder how many evangelicals who voted for him are doing penance. But he certainly excited greed-driven drug maker, scam artist and self-proclaimed arch-villain Martin Shkreli who tweeted "all you people who don't like trump are jealous, stupid and poor! don't make me laugh! and if you are employed by media you are worthless." Something tells me worthless media employees in Shkreli-world would include all the writers at *Jacobin* and cer... more »

Is Uber the Real Monopoly?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Hardly of course. In fact the emergence of Uber is the direct result of monopoly practices exercised for almost as long as we have had the automobile and likely the hackney long before all that. The mere fact that taxi licenses became so valuable tells you that such practises are in force. We have the same thing here in terms of milk quotas as well. What happens though is such regulatory licenses are often rationally justified by extant conditions, not least been predatory dumping and capital concentration, long before anyone worries about the toilers actually making a fair li... more »

Science shows Torture a Total Failure

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Well, it seems like it should work but that is untrue. It may serve to gain his cooperation but that must then include restoring his health. He has to answer and to volunteer as well to produce verifiable results. Granted the methods are horrific enough to gain that level of cooperation if at all. Otherwise information under duress is typically useless and it becomes mental babble. In the end, such happens long past the availability of useful tactical information At best then you pick up on an associate or two who may be valuable or not..It is a waste of time.. ... more »

Trump’s Time: The Donald Can Beat Hillary Without NeverTrump

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
Right now, the only thing that can derail Trump would be Bernie Sanders nomination Since the same establishment that Trump ran over has all their eggs in the Clinton basket as well and Sanders has mostly grabbed traditional socialist democrats who have not experienced love since LBJ's Great Society, it is hard to see a path forward for him. Yet he would be able to polarize the electorate to his advantage and cause Trump difficulties in shaping his message. After all Trump is a mid roader who is sympathetic to socialism done properly as any sane person should be. Thus he woul... more »

Current State of the Sea Ice Cover

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
The data is getting better. We have essentially lost half of our perennial sea ice since 1978. The actual cover is mostly caused by annual ice and this feeds the natural reservoir provided by the perennial ice. All this suggests that present trends will eliminate perennial ice by 2050 while annual cover will substantially contract. It should be stable at that point. We do not have good enough data to say when and how reversals take place. Recall that the Medieval warm period lasted centuries. This feels like the same scenario is working through. Not quite ever blue water, ... more »

Were Southeastern Towns also Sited According to the Stars?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: Georgia-sites] The surprise of course is that the culture used abstract ideas for siting their mounds and indirectly their communities. The usual and reasonable assumption of such sites been tied to geography as dominant elsewhere proves completely wrong.We already know that the South East USA was linked directly to the Maya in much the same way as England was to Virginia. Even that their culture survived contact into the eighteenth century. What is now becoming apparent is the likely extent of this culture in the USA. Again tens of thousands in population.What i find ... more »

Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
That is asking somewhat too much but let us note that the ice is not expanding in mass year by year and is actually continuing its decline. This will mean rapidly expanding blue water during the summer season. This will allow for warmer conditions. However we will still get full sea ice coverage in the winter even if it is thinner than expected. What has happened over the past decade is that the multi year ice has mostly broken up and decayed away. . *Arctic Sea Ice Could Disappear This Summer * * Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, * *Ice in the south Arctic... more »

9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money with Corbett

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
A long time has passed since 9/11. Patriots continue to chew on the many open questions and their derived inferences. This item happens to be a good walk through the many disturbing events involved. Recall also that it has taken most of fifty years to properly resolve most of what happened to produce the JFK assassination. These are secrets kept by intimidation and real threats. We the public was presented with clear bolt from the blue along with some compliant perpetrators who all were real enough. I suspect however that only the pilots truly understood that it was a suicid... more »

Steroid Level in Beef Causing Players to Fail Drug Tests

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This is startling. That a single large meal of beef is able to put you over the top in atheletic drug testing. either the standard is far too low or the amount of steroid been used is stupid and must be regulated. Our whole food chain is presently been manipulated for the convenience of the large producers who think nothing of heavy steroid use. That labeling fails to identify such is outrageous. Perhaps it is time to measure meat quality on the basis of athletic levels and to start throwing shipments out. A few losses like that may cure the industry. The consumer is alread... more »

Mariann Wizard Vasquez : Out There: My first dispatch from Belize

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
I’m starting to get a glimmer of the ‘colonial fatalism’ that decrees, ‘That’s just how things are.’ By Mariann Wizard Vasquez* | The Rag Blog | May 16, 2016 SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Cayo, Belize, C.A. — It’s the smallest things … finish reading Mariann Wizard Vasquez : *Out There*: My first dispatch from Belize

93% Of Americans Test Positive For Monsanto’s Glyphosate Poison

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The University of California have warned that 93% of the American public have tested positive for Monsanto’s carcinogenic Glyphosate herbicide. The Detox Project, using laboratories at the University of California San Francisco, found traces of the poisonous herbicide in the urine of 93% of participants. Healthimpactnews.com reports: From the project’s public statement on their website: Glyphosate, labeled a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated ... more »

Trump Says California Drought Is A Government Conspiracy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Donald Trump told voters on Friday that the California drought is actually a government conspiracy to deprive them of water. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a rally in Freno, California, that there is no drought in California, and accused state officials of secretly taking water to Central Valley farmers so that they could send it out to sea “to protect a certain kind of three-inch fish.” Yahoo News reports: “We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Everything is back-to-front and recursive.* *Cause and effect have gone into reverse.* *Time is running backwards.* *Where is pancakes house?* *Are we square?* *Are we square?* *No, you're **on *the square. Everything is backwards. Time is now running backwards. But for everyone experiencing the passing of time, they cannot perceive that it has ceased move to move forwards and thus act in a way that guarantees and locks in their eventual fate. The first scene in the King Club tells us that something has gone wrong with our understanding of time, but which nobody recognise... more »

Saint Barack of Hiroshima

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
Not only is Barack Obama one of the most ironic Nobel Peace laureates in history, he also takes the prize for being the most cynically arrogant. Nobody with even a fraction of his obvious intelligence, nobody with even the mere rotting vestige of a moral compass, would have dared to set foot in Hiroshima otherwise. Grotesquely parading down a hideously symbolic red carpet, Obama proceeded to plant himself comfortably behind yet another global bully pulpit, announcing once again, in case we forgot, that the United States will continue to reign as the concern-trolling bully and mora... more »

Very Important Health News: Breaking Report Shows CONCLUSIVELY That Cell Phone Radiation Causes Brain Cancer!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I am one very pissed off researcher these last few days... I was informed by some people residing around a local telephone network centre here in Central Canada that the telecommunications company that runs that facility was going to erect a brand spanking new cell phone network tower adjacent to that centre and right smack dab in the middle of that residential neighbourhood! Lets be clear here... NO cell phone tower should ever be erected in the middle of a residential neighbourhood, period, end of story... Many reports are coming out of Europe (strangely none in North America..... more »

North America Nakba Tour: Exiled Palestinians, Berkeley 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
http://www.ism-norcal.org/north-america-nakba-tour-the-exiled-palestinians/ NORTH AMERICA NAKBA TOUR: THE EXILED PALESTINIANS  – DIRECT FROM THE REFUGEE CAMPS – Jewish Voice for Peace-East Bay, South Alameda County Peace & Justice Committee, Ecumenical Peace Institute, Friends of Sabeel North America,in cooperation with the Free Palestine Movement, International Solidarity

Vernon Masayesva 'Hopi and Tewa Demand Halt to Water Negotiations'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Vernon Masayesva, the former chairman of the Hopi tribe and founder and director of the Black Mesa Trust. Photograph: Sam A Minkler A No Is A NO! "Hopi Tribal Council and Chairman without consulting with villages have agreed to resume settlement negotiation against the will of the village they represent. We, the Hopi and Tewa people, demand and have a right to know why council decided to


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*The True Story of a Conservative Refugee* By Robert Oscar Lopez Trigger Warning: This is a 100% true story. No names have been changed to protect anyone. You may be disturbed. But I will not lie to you. On April 23, 2016, I declared my independence. The towers of the university where I work reflected the orange glare of L.A.'s sunset. It was Saturday, but I'd driven all the way to campus to do something, I realized, I should have done eight years ago. The office was empty, as one would expect. The security cameras probably captured becoming footage of my lone figure walki... more »

End Date Of Mayan Calendar Is June 2016, Says Scholar

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Mayan scholar is claiming that the end of the Mayan calendar is actually going to occur between 3rd -4th June, 2016, saying that experts had the original December 2012 date wrong. The end of the calendar is thought to mark the end of a 5,126-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which many believed would see a New Age of positive spiritual transformation on Earth and the beginning of a new era. Some also thought the 21 December 2012 date marked the end of the world. The ‘end of the world’ theory was apparently debunked when the 2012 date came and went four year...more »

China Deploys Nuclear Submarines To Pacific Ocean

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
China are to deploy nuclear submarines to the Pacific Ocean for the very first time, in a move that risks escalating an arms race with the U.S. Chinese military officials are refusing to comment, but it is thought they were left with no choice after the U.S. expanded its missile defence operation in the disputed South China islands region. Foxnews.com reports: The report comes days after U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he had lifted a decades-long arms embargo against Vietnam. Chinese officials publicly praised the move, but an opinion piece in a state-run newspaper warne... more »

Dance of the Divine

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Moses said to Satan, Man, that was fun but I've got to cross this river to get my business done. Saul said to Sarah, Girl, button up your dress your fathers on the prowl your sins to him confess. Enoch said to Joseph, Guy, that was a blast but I've got to speak to Jesus to make his divinity last. Jesus spoke to Krishna You know, we both are alike but I bet your congregation didn't nail you with a spike. Loki sat down softly with mischief in his sack he sharpened up his wicked knife to place in someone's back. Rama did a pirouette as Bast slowly turned to the tune of a saxophone whilst Sur... more »

Dear Tony

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Tony, Tony, Tony, Tony. When I was a Trot I had it drilled into me that you don't necessarily speak for yourself. You always have to think about how your conduct and the positions you're arguing might reflect on your comrades. This sense of political self-responsibility, I think, is something of a virtue and my many, many blogs (I hope) abide by this rule. When finger tips touch the keyboard, there is a sense of trying to say something that others might find helpful. Political argument, after all, is about *arguing with purpose*. With that in mind, what were you trying to achieve w... more »

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