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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

4 May - am - Blogs I'm Following

3:19am MDST

US Meddling in Thailand Boosts Bangkok-Moscow Ties

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 25 minutes ago
*May 4, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The so-called "Pivot to Asia" serving as the current underpinning of American foreign policy in Asia has been repeatedly exposed as a continuation of a decades-old cynical region-wide US gambit to encircle and contain China while establishing military, sociopolitical, and economic hegemony over China's neighbors, particularly those in East and Southeast Asia. US proxies have long held power in the Philippines and Japan, while Myanmar has recently found itself under direct Western influence through US-British proxy Aung San Suu Kyi and her arm... more »

Prince Assistant Says He Was Healthy, “His Death Makes No Sense”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 42 minutes ago
Prince’s former assistant, Mariah Brown, has said that Prince appeared to be completely healthy and energetic just moments before his death – hinting that she doesn’t believe that Prince died a natural death. Brown says that Prince never drunk alcohol and didn’t do any drugs, “he was a very, very healthy person. … That man has more energy than me, and anyone I know,” she told the Associated Press. “The whole death didn’t make sense to me. … He never came across as sick, or anything like that, ” adding weight to claims that Prince may have been killed by somebody as police continue ...more »

Student Arrested After Using $2 Dollar Bill To Buy Lunch At School

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 42 minutes ago
An eight-grader students was apprehended by cops after he was reported to police by the school for attempting to use a $2 dollar bill to pay for his chicken nugget lunch as a school in Houston. School officials, cafeteria workers and police did not realise that the $2 dollar bill was, in fact, legal tender. The unusual $2 dollar bill was first issued in the early 20th century and was produced up until 1966 where it was discontinued, apart from a reissue ten years later. The bills have a picture of Thomas Jefferson on the front and a reproduction of The Declaration of Independence b... more »

Watchdog Says ISIS May Be Making Chemical Weapons

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A government watchdog has warned that there are “extremely worrying” signs that ISIS might be developing chemical weapons of its own. Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu said that ISIS may already be using such weapons in Iraq and Syria. Presstv.com reports: Uzumcu said fact-finding teams from The Hague-based watchdog have discovered evidence that suggest the use of sulfur mustard in attacks in the two crisis-hit Arab countries. “Although they could not attribute this to Daesh… there are strong suspicions that they may ha...more »

Measurements are fundamentally irreversible

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
I was recently exposed to the brutal misconception that "measurements could or should be fundamentally reversible" promoted by several well-known folks but let me only mention two prominent ones: Leonard Susskind's latest paper and a 2002 talk by Freeman Dyson who argued that quantum mechanics was "incomplete" at Wheeler's 90th birthday party. These men and others realize that the founders of quantum mechanics have postulated that the measurement is irreversible (e.g. whole chapters of books by von Neumann were dedicated to the irreversibility of the measurement); and they seem to r... more »

Last day of campaigning ahead of elections across UK per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
There's a fascinating bit at the end of this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36195498 'Labour candidate Sadiq Khan urged Londoners to choose "hope over fear" and played down suggestions he would be affected by the party's recent troubles, saying: "You won't see Jeremy Corbyn's name or Ken Livingstone's name" on the ballot paper. BBC Newsnight's political editor Nick Watt says Mr Khan plans to keep Mr Corbyn away from his victory celebrations should he prevail and the two men would not be seen together for several days.' Several days, that'll show people that Sadi... more »

Sadiq Khan MP on Muslim radicalisation in 2009 uses the 'racist' term 'uncle Toms'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
https://youtu.be/L1-5danu5rQ Is that the proper language for a prospective London Mayor? Guido Fawkes claims that 'On LBC at the weekend Khan said the phrase "Uncle Tom" is "racist"…' Guido Fawkes http://order-order.com/2016/05/03/khan-called-moderate-muslims-uncle-toms-on-iranian-state-tv/ and The Mail have this story, the BBC will not even mention it as they've a Labour Party Muslim to get into place as London Mayor tomorrow.

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Special Forces-900] A U.S. Air Force security team responds to a simulated active shooter event on Apr. 13, 2016, at Travis Air Force Base in California. Thanks to Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo for capturing this image.

Researchers Discover Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
[image: Researchers Discover Bacteria That Produces Pure Gold] This was suggested as a proper explanation for much placer gold many years ago but was then never followed up on. Rather clearly though the gold is extracted directly from the rock through the natural chemical reactions that produce gold chloride. This then migrates into water systems and the oxidizing environment of the surface. The bacteria the feed on the gold chloride to produce gold dust and even nuggets totally independent of rock itself. Thus actual gold content of the rock could be scant an... more »

The Supervolcano That Can Devastate Europe Is Showing Signs of Awakening

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is an ordinary volcano that has produced a caldera and nothing else. Unless someone can link it to miles of outflow it is only an annoyance at best. It is an outlier of the Alpine mountain uplift and the volcanic on the other side of the alps. Now we have activity that could well mean eruptive events. Still a while to wait and it is just as likely to slip back into dormancy. It also reminds that no volcano is really dormant permanently. *The Supervolcano That Can Devastate Europe Is Showing Signs of Awakening* *Jesus Diaz1/02/12 11:00am* *http://gizmodo.com... more »

Why the Chattahoochee-Flint-Apalachicola River System is in such a Mess

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
*[image: ChattahoocheeRiver-POOF]* This history of a river basin has been repeated many times and it is only during the past thirty years that both environment and archaeology has been at least addressed. The present dispensation is actually unsatisfactory because land use is still planned in and then the environmental and archaeologic issues are addressed perhaps.Obviously in this case a massive amount of damage was produced that has largely destroyed the record or at best buried it. Mostly buried i suspect. All river basins need to be carefully and completely mapped prior to la... more »

Scientists Have found a Mysterious Boiling River Straight out of Amazonian Legend

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Boiling rivers are not particularly unique as we have one recently near Yellowstone. Yet this one is substantial and pretty permanent. This makes it an excellent prospect for recreational applications aimed at the global tourist trade.. It will obviously demand an investment in infrastructure and access, but like Niagara Falls and Banff springs in Canada the pay off is perpetual and easily accommodates tourist traffic. I am usually not one to say this, but the great natural locations are always attracting tourists and accommodation is the best solution. Peru has many except... more »

Scientists Just Discovered a 1,000-km-long Coral Reef at the Mouth of the Amazon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
First off, i find it highly unlikely that this was not well known to local mariners. The depth is not that exceptional. What it to be understood though is that our continental shelf can now be mapped in fine detail and that the apparent geology can be identified. I will go much further and insist that it must be done. All pre - Pleistocene Nonconformity humanity ( Pre 12900 BP ) lived on this shelf and we need to identify as much as possible. The actual flooding of this shelf then took thousands of years until fairly recently or around three thousand years ago. there will b... more »

1890's Cryptid: Was A Mothman Captured in Quebec, Canada?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
What makes this report so very important is that we have seen glimpses of this same creature in a number of later reports. I have naturally dismissed the monkey face and have never seen a true tail associated with a separate feather tail although it is there in the fossil record and also glimpsed in reports. That is actually my real clue. This is a transitional creature between Dinosaurs, Reptile - mammal and true birds. Its sheer size is what has allowed it to sustain itself through millions of years. Remember the platypus which gives us the same proble... more »

Coded Electrons

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
My theoretical work suggests that an electron or for that matter a near neutral electron locked pairing will have over 1200 to 2400 axis that can act as pivots for two dimensional photon strips. As the strips themselves are effective Mobius strips they can actually code any number. Any electron will then have several hundred to thousands of such strips to work with. All this implies that an electron can be coded with a massive amount of information or at least a serial number. The inferences from this is huge. It means that the light body processor controlling a cell and it... more »

Why Obamacare Is Failing at "Universal Coverage"

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
When this turkey was put together its failure was assured. There is a right way and a wrong way to create universal coverage and it not by catering to the whims of politicians or the agendas of insurance companies. It has also been done many times elsewhere all at far less cost. Right now it will collapse of its own weight whilevdamaging most ofwhat is in place. Trump is likely to have the job of fixing this and he has already made up his mind on just how to do it. My only advice would be to dump the administration onto the States to provide competition at that level.. *Why O... more »

Elk Hunter Encounters Bigfoot in Big Hole Mountains

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is an extensive oral report made by an experienced elk hunter. It was night time and the hunter was riding back out of his jump off point for hunting. The Sasquatch appears to have been terrified by the sight of what he saw as a huge four legged creature and began screaming for his parent. That is an interpretation anyway. Better a track confirmed that it was a Bigfoot and that nicely eliminates the alternative of the Giant sloth.. Other evidence conforms completely to a Bigfoot interpretation. In addition a second sighting took place three days earlier and twenty mile ... more »

40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along The Ring Of Fire

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This item is written up in an alarmist style but let us go with that and look at the content to see what we have. What needs to be said though is that global volcanism happens to be cyclic in nature with apparent hot zones every few centuries. Unless we had a two thousand year inventory all conjectures are tentative. Activity has risen and we are seeing activations taking place which suggests that a lot of molten rock is on the move. Yet a lot of it early going and not much to concerned with. A lot has been said about the Yellow stone super volcano but a full eruptive phas... more »

What Became of Atlantis: The Flood from Heaven with Brad Yoon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
I have had a lot to say on this topic and presently support the conjecture that the event took place 1159 BC and maximally involve the submergence of Lyonesse, Azores, Bahama Bank and the Cuban Archepeligo. The event of Comet Clovis acted to set up this subsidence and the actual subsidence could have happened in stages thousands of years apart. This item confirms that scholarship is now catching up to the importance of Comet Clovis. I discovered the event before 2004 when scant evidence existed. What it ensured was that the Atlantic had been subjected to violent ge... more »

A Senator Just Went on 60 Minutes Claiming the 9/11 Attackers Had 'Support from Within the US'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
There has developed a background of speculation regarding 9/11 that generally tries to tie American agencies into the origination of the event. This is not unusual per se and seems to be a running motif around every human perpetrated disaster. I find most of it an exercise in stretching a whole cloth over recalcitrant facts to make a pretty picture. So while i am aware of these conspiracy theories i also do not get too excited about them. In fact i prefer to wait for the whole stew to digest well in time and space before i will attempt to review the evidence. My experience is ... more »

Breatharianism: Science Examines People Who Claim Not To Eat & Here’s What They Found

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
My working conjecture is that our light body is capable of absorbing vast amounts of ultraviolet radiation and then using it to provide physical energy to the body. Such a system once turned on would conserve and reuse all physical materials and demand scant augmentation if any at all. Obviously turning this system on is not easy but it appears possible if we give credence to the claims here and from light eaters. In this one Prahlad Jani informs us that when he was informed by the goddess Amba that he would not have to eat food. Inasmuch as we now know that ether... more »

Panama Papers Show how Easy it is to Finance Terror Using U.S. Shell Companies

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
In the event, what is rarely understood is that corporate law establishes the existence of a free person in law. A guiding mind can then decide to establish such a free person to undertake a given enterprise in any tax jurisdiction he wishes. That usually means where it is best to do so. There are plenty of good business reasons for doing just that as there are plenty of good business reasons for not having were the guiding mind actually lives. A simple example is patent rights. You want a separate corporation in all jurisdictions you have established right to avoi... more »

GOP Leaders Are Preparing to Submit to Donald Trump

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
When Trump first announced for the presidency, i thought that his chances would be excellent. While it was obvious that there were plenty of unknowns around his run, it was also clear that he had serious brand recognition which all his competitors lacked completely and i learned a long time ago that in politics the voters really have to at least be able to recognize your name. Thus massive advertising was unnecessary in his case because it was already a done deal. What happened after that though was a brilliant strategic campaign. He understood two things. First, that playing... more »

What Condition My Condition Is In With John Maudlin

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
What this describes is a global slow down in capital goods coming from the retreat of the Oil industry.Yet the real problem is that the economy is badly distorted by the massive amounts of reral cash running around the world searching for a safe haven. You buy stocks at high prices because negative interest rates or just zero forces you there. This is no bankers idea of prudence but that is today's choice. Massive write downs and multiple bank failures will eliminate much of that excess liquidity over the near term of five years. In the meantime the middle class is now consolid... more »

Why Bernie's Right About Glass-Steagall

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Of course he is right as any moran who wishes to explore the historic record can see. Bankers hated it because it made it impossible to gamble with depositors money and by extension with the USA treasury. That is why they arranged for its removal as Clinton left office. When i saw that notice I personally knew that the time bomb had been set for about eight years down the road. That was the historic cycle that existed up to 1929 when it went beyond been fixable. It then was all possible because brokers could be bankers and there is no more conflicting mind sets. Would you r... more »

If You Squeeze It You Get Lemon Juice: The F35 Fiasco Continues - Trillion Dollar F-35s Can Barely Get Off The Ground!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have put out many reports at this blog over the last while about the massive failings of the Lougheed Martin F35 "Lightning II" fighter aircraft program for I see it as one of the most colossal wastes of money in all of history.... I have called this thing a "lemon" from the very beginning, and I have not found any thing at all that has changed that perspective.... Well, it seems that more reports are now coming out at a frantic pace these days that talk about the failings of this TRILLION dollar boondoggle, and for this report, I found a real good one to share with my own readers.... more »

Mass Spraying Of Mosquitoes Linked To Increase Of Autism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A new study has shown that the aerial spraying of pesticides used to kill mosquitoes has caused an increase in autism amongst children in America. According to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, the use of pesticides to combat mosquito borne illnesses such as the Zika virus, has actually caused birth defects amongst the population. Scientists observed a 25 percent increase in autism and developmental disorders in children who lived in areas where aerial spraying for mosquitoes has been used since 2003. Naturalnews.com reports: Researchers “identified a swampy re... more »

Australia To Deliberately Release Herpes Virus In Water

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The Australian government is planning on releasing the herpes virus into a river system in order to kill tons of European Carp fish that they say have taken over their waterways. The government will release the carp-specific herpes virus in 2018, in what some are referring to as ‘carp-ageddon‘. Popsci.com reports: A shaky video taken at the Darling River in 2011 illustrates the immensity of the problem. The 15 million Australian Dollar (11.29 million USD) plan hopes to cause massive die offs in the river by exposing the carp to the virus. The herpes virus will kill them quickly, le... more »

Experiment Will See Clinically Dead Humans Brought Back To Life

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The US have granted a biotech company permission to regenerate the brains of dead people, in a groundbreaking new trial set to begin this year. Bioquark Inc. are looking for 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, in order to test whether they can successfully regenerate parts of their central nervous system – thus bringing them back to life. Telegraph.co.uk reports: The trial participants will have been certified dead and only kept alive through life support. They will be monitored for several months using brain imaging equipment to look f... more »

Vietnam Citizens Demand Answers As Tons Of Fish Mysteriously Die

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The usually peaceful citizens of Vietnam have taken to the streets in protest against the worryingly high numbers of fish that have washed up dead on Vietnam’s shores without an official explanation from authorities. Over 50 tons of dead fish have been found mysteriously washed up on the shores of Vietnam, and the public are angry that nothing is being said or done about it. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged authorities to investigate the cause in a statement on Friday, saying that the loss of fish is having a serious impact on locals. “This is an unprecedented, wide... more »

Germany To Legalize Marijuana

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Germany are set to legalize marijuana by the year 2017, according to the Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe. The country’s Minister of Health said that full legalization of medical marijuana is just months away so that “seriously ill patients are treated in the best possible way“. Greenrushdaily.com reports: “Without wishing to pre-judge the work of the Bundestag [a lower house of the German government], it is likely that the law will come into force in the spring of 2017.” The legal changes could also introduce new ways to make medical cannabis easier for patients to get. Many polit... more »

Italian Court Rules That Food Is A Human Right

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
An Italian court of appeal has shown some humanity and declared that people who steal food in order to stave off hunger should not be considered as having committed a crime. Italy’s highest court of appeal ruled that people who are hungry in Italy have a fundamental right to access food – even if that means they steal it. Judges overturned a theft conviction against homeless man Roman Ostriakov, who had been prosecuted for stealing cheese and sausages worth €4.07 from a supermarket in 2015. BBC News reports: Mr Ostriakov, a homeless man of Ukrainian background, had taken the food ...more »

German Politician Flees Event After Crowd Call Him ‘Traitor’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A German politician had to flee a Labor Day celebration speech on Sunday after he was loudly booed and chased off the stage by members of the public. German Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, is one of Germany’s biggest supporters of expanding censorship laws and advocates the imprisonment of anybody who posts “hate speech” on social media. During a speech on 1st May, the Minister was repeatedly interrupted by the crowd who shouted “Traitor”, “Leftist rat, “Get out!”, “We are the People” and “Mass must go!”, causing him to stop the speech short and flee to his armored vehicle...more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
His fiancée was supposed to buy her dress this week. Charles Keating 1st American killed on Advise & Assist mission. pic.twitter.com/Coh99JoQwf — Stephanie Hockridge (@SHockridgeABC15) May 3, 2016 *WNU Editor:* Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

The Case for Why The A-10 Should Not Be Retired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A-10. Photo: US Air Force *Kris Osborn, National Interest*:* Flying America’s Lethal A-10 Warthog* Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapons, the A-10 is described by pilots as a “flying tank” in the sky -- able to hover over ground war and provide life-saving close air support in high-threat combat environments. “It is built to withstand more damage than any other frame that I know of. It’s known for... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Apache Departure* AH-64D Apache helicopters begin to depart in formation from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, S.C., April 23, 2016, to participate in gunnery qualifications and annual training at Fort Stewart, Ga. South Carolina Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine

U.S. And Israel Cannot Agree To A Military Aid Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Ya'alon and Defense Secretary Carter in Israel in July (Photo: AFP) *Reuters*:* Exclusive: Differences over missile defense, fine print snag U.S.-Israel aid deal* *Negotiations meant to enshrine U.S. defense aid for Israel over the next decade have snagged on disputes about the size, scope and fine print of a new multibillion-dollar package, officials say.* Five months into the talks, several U.S. and Israeli officials disclosed details about the disputes to Reuters on condition of anonymity. The U.S. and Israeli governments said negotiations were continuing, declining to elaborat... more »

U.S. Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana. Vows To Defeat Hillary Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Politico:* *Sanders surprises Clinton in Indiana* The Vermont senator's win gives his supporters a boost but won't make much of a dent in Clinton's delegate lead. Bernie Sanders upset Hillary Clinton in Indiana's Democratic primary Tuesday night, giving his flagging campaign another reason to carry on to Philadelphia even though he has virtually no chance of overtaking Clinton for the nomination. With more than three-quarters of precincts reporting, Sanders led 53 percent to 47 percent. Less than a half hour after results began pouring in, Sanders rallied supporters in Louisvil... more »

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Suspends His Campaign For The Republican Nomination For President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Politico:* *Ted Cruz drops out of presidential race* 'With a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign,' Cruz says. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday night, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright. Cruz had appeared eager to go all the way to Cleveland to contest the Republican convention, but a string of massive losses in the Northeast and his subsequent defe... more »

Brexit: European Project Was A CIA Operation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The European project was a CIA-inspired operation from its outset, and citizens in the UK ought to vote for a Brexit in the upcoming referendum, according to journalist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. Evans-Pritchard recently wrote a piece for The Telegraph in which she commented on President Obama’s attempts to convince Brits to vote against Brexit, saying, “Brexiteers should have been prepared for the shattering intervention of the US,” since “the European Union always was an American project.” Sputniknews.com reports: In fact, the journalist recalled, taking a look back through archiva... more »

Ted's Excellent Adventure In Indiana... Ended Any Chance Of Him Becoming President

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
I don't have any warm and fuzzy feelings for Ted Cruz. I tend to see him something like Boehner sees him-- but I'm sure I hate him even more than Boehner does, since they agree on policy and just differ on process. I hate everything Cruz wants to do to my country. Nonetheless, yesterday I *almost* felt sorry for him. He was in Marion, Indiana and decided to confront, in a friendly and personable way, the Trump fans in his audience. Now, what does it take to be a Trump fan who drives all the way from Ohio to heckle Ted Cruz and repeatedly scream "Lyin' Ted" into his face? Let's sta... more »

Obama to Name 1st National Monument for Gay Rights

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: FILE - This May 29, 2014 file photo shows The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village. President Barack Obama is preparing to designate the Stonewall Inn in New York the first national monument dedicated to gay rights. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The iconic Stonewall Inn where the modern gay rights movement took root will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal that President Barack Obama is preparing... more »

Musical Interlude: Justin Hayward, “I Heard It”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Justin Hayward, “I Heard It” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7ONxsCbDqE

Musical Interlude: Chris de Burgh, "Carry Me (Like A Fire In Your Heart)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Chris de Burgh, "Carry Me (Like A Fire In Your Heart)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl5cWaBE-gA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"It was bright and green and stretched across the sky. This striking aurora display was captured last month just outside of Östersund, Sweden. Six photographic fields were merged to create the featured panorama spanning almost 180 degrees. Particularly striking aspects of this aurora include its sweeping arc-like shape and its stark definition. Lake Storsjön is seen in the foreground, while several familiar constellations and the star Polaris are visible through the aurora, far in the background. Coincidently, the aurora appears to avoid the Moon visible on the lower left. *Click i... more »

"The Peacock Syndrome"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Peacock Syndrome"* by James Quinn "Researchers at the University of Texas recently published a study about why men buy or lease flashy, extravagant, expensive cars like a gold plated Porsche Carrera GT. There conclusion was: “Although showy spending is often perceived as wasteful, frivolous and even narcissistic, an evolutionary perspective suggests that blatant displays of resources may serve an important function, namely as a communication strategy designed to gain reproductive rewards.” To put that in laymen’s terms, guys drive flashy expensive cars so they can get laid.... more »

"A Word..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"There is a word meaning "All My Relations." We will live by this word. We are related to everything. We are still here! We shall live! Mitakuye Oyasin!" - Black Elk, a Lakota holy man.

"What Mark Will You Leave On The World?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"What Mark Will You Leave On The World?" * by Maria Rodale "As some of you know, this time of year is my favorite time to truly reflect on the past and the future. Things seem to slow down enough that there's finally time to ponder and think and plan and dream. The questions and thoughts change as I get older. When I was younger, it was more about what I wanted to accomplish (although I still have a VERY ambitious list for that). Now, it's a little bit more of what do I want to leave behind? The thing about life and reality is that it is so fleeting. Things that seem huge and vast... more »

The Poet: Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Music and Moonlight"* "We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone seabreakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever, it seems… We, in the ages lying In the buried past of the earth, Built Ninevah with our sighing, And Babel itself in our mirth; And o’erthrew them with prophesying To the old of the new world’s worth; For each age is a dream that is dying, Or one that is coming to birth." - Arthur O’Shaughnessy, "Music and Moonlight" (1874)

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Zwönitz, Sachsen, Germany. Thanks for stopping by!

Free Download: George Orwell, "1984"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
○ "From the moment when the machine first made its appearance it was clear to all thinking people that the need for human drudgery, and therefore to a great extent for human inequality, had disappeared. If the machine were used deliberately for that end, hunger, overwork, dirt, illiteracy and disease could be eliminated within a few generations. But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction- indeed, in some sense was the destruction- of a hierarchical society. The most obvious and perhaps the most important form of inequality would already hav... more »

"New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds* * Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship"* by Glenn Greenwald "A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: “If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious.” The n...more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion." - Barry López

Bill Bonner, "Our Last Days at the Ranch"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Our Last Days at the Ranch"* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – "We are recounting our last days at the ranch… while we are en route to Paris. As you will recall from yesterday’s Diary, we rode through the canyon to the valley on the far side. *Chancy Business:* The two valleys, ours and this one, are side by side, separated only by the aforementioned El Colorado mountain. But they are very different. Ours looks like what it is – a high, dry, semi-desert cattle ranch. It is big and majestic. But it is cold and windy, too. This valley was as big as ours but not majestic… and the... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Initial Impressions of Icons in Play

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 5 hours ago
Beyond character generation, we've had a pair of sessions running Icons. How is it going so far? I'd say early indications are decent, but the jury is still out. Which, to be honest, is better than my normal track record with superhero gaming. For whatever reason, while I greatly enjoy the superhero genre, I have an incredibly difficult time getting a campaign going in it. As I've mentioned in the past, Icons is a close relative of the Fate RPG. For task resolution you roll a d6 plus some stat and subtract from that the opposition's ability plus a d6. To be honest, the task resolu... more »

The Future Science of God Consciousness & Pineal Gland Activation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - We are creating our spiritual heritage by moving beyond the ego.

Donald Trump, The National Enquirer President — A Divine Judgment on America?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the CFE Arena during a campaign stop on the campus of the University of Central Florida on March 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.] It is altogether fitting that Donald Trump became the all-but-certain presidential nominee of the Republican Party on the same day that he cited the ridiculous allegations of the National Enquirer that Ted Cruz's father, Rafael, was involved in the assassination of... more »

Western Shoshone Run, Blessings for the Land

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photos by Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone Censored News The Western Shoshone Run and Walk is underway this week on Western Shoshone land, recognized in The Treaty of Ruby Valley. This land is scarred by the US government's atomic bomb testing and radiation. In the photos, Bad Bear's father Buck Sampson said the walkers and runners on the hill are searching

Scholars Challenge the Myth That Regulation Can Stop Financial Crises

Mollie McNeill at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Wall street - 900] Regulation doesn't prevent financial crises -- a fact that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act conveniently ignored. Born from the myth that deregulated markets caused the 2008 crisis, Dodd-Frank inserts the federal government into virtually all... more »

Freddie Mac Narrowly Dodges Another Taxpayer Bailout

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: House made of bills] Freddie Mac, the home lending giant largely associated with the subprime mortgage crisis, narrowly avoided another taxpayer bailout Tuesday. The corporation -- which was placed under government conservatorship in 2008 -- reported a net loss of $354 million Tuesday. If its total... more »

Nevada Worker, Catholic, Claims She Was Fired for Not Accepting Scientology, Sues

MICHELLE RINDELS at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, Nevada Assemblyman Brent Jones, R-Las Vegas, makes a presentation during a hearing at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. A Catholic woman who was fired from her job at a bottled water company led by Jones filed a federal lawsuit against the business, alleging she was pressured to watch videos on Scientology and was denied pay raises because of her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Catholic woman fired from her job at a bottled water company led by a Nevada lawmaker has filed a federal... more »

Cruz did the right thing...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*now we need to unite to defeat Hillary. *

Mark Ronson - Summer Breaking / Daffodils

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Daffodils extended version

The Fraudulent War On Terror: The Truth Comes Out - Israel Aids ISIS, Israeli Chief Of Staff Gets Hacked!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
Every few days I get together with the same group of colleagues that have been gathering together for years... We sit down at a local coffee shop and talk about almost everything under the sun... As usual the topics always swing to politics and what is happening around the world.... In many of those conversations some of them talk openly about their thoughts about "terrorism" and the "war on terror"... Usually I have to bite my tongue and just sit there and listen, simply because I know and have always known that "terrorism" and the entire "war on terror" is a sham.... Honestly, it ... more »

Hoosier Daddy. Bitch?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
Once again, Main Street's beating Wall Street in the #IndianaPrimary. https://t.co/FnYiMvlq1Q #FeeltheBern #Sanders2016 — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) May 4, 2016

The New Dems Invade Iowa, Cutting Social Security The Goal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The Democratic congressional primary in Iowa-- unrelated to the presidential caucuses so long, long, long ago-- take place June 6, just a couple days over a month from now, June 7. The most important House race in the state is for the 1st district-- the northeast corner of the state, including Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Marshalltown, Deborah, Independence and Osage. Obama won the district both times, 58-40% against McCain and 56-42% against Romney, a race that saw him pick up 17 of the districts 20 counties, losing only in sparsely populated Benton, Delaware and Iowa counti... more »

Ted Cruz Abruptly Drops Out of Race, Concedes Nomination to Trump

SCOTT BAUER & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, shakes one last hand at Wolf's Bar-B-Q during a campaign stop on the day of the state's presidential primary, Tuesday morning, May 3, 2016, in Evansville, Ind. (Denny Simmons/Evansville Courier & Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination. The conservative tea party firebrand who cast himself as the only viable alternative to Trump announced... more »

2 American Missionaries Murdered in Jamaica — Community in Anguish Wonders Why

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: 2 Missionaries - 900] Two American missionaries working for TEAMS for Medical Missions in Jamaica were found brutally murdered over the weekend and community members are struggling to understand why. Harold Nichols, 53, and Randy Hentzel, 48, disappeared on Saturday from the northeastern parish of St.... more »

U.S. Marines Reinvestigating Identity Of Man In Famous Iwo Jima Photo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Marine Corps investigating claims about iconic Iwo Jima photo* The Marine Corps is investigating whether one of the men in an iconic World War II photo taken at Iwo Jima was misidentified, Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns confirmed Tuesday. The investigation comes years after amateur historians Eric Krelle, of Omaha, Neb., and Stephen Foley, of Wexford, Ireland, began raising questions about the identity of one of the men in the photograph, The Omaha World-Herald reported. The photo was taken on Feb. 23, 1945, by Associated Press photographer Joe Resenthal,...more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Order of Canada'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago

Tribunal Considers Rights of Nature in Imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Gary Mulcahy, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, one of the judges of the tribunal, asks a question of witness Roger Mammon. Photo by Dan Bacher. Tribunal Considers Rights of Nature in Imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta by Dan Bacher Censored News Many people have opined about Governor Jerry Brown's environmentally devastating Delta Tunnels Plan, but nobody, including the Brown and Obama


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*THE LEFT’S WAR ON FREE SPEECH IN CALIFORNIA, COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND BEYOND* As bloody images roll in from Costa Mesa, Calif. where hard left protesters attacked supporters exiting a Donald Trump rally, the question that presents itself is, “How did things deteriorate to this point?” The respect for free speech was once sacrosanct, to the point that liberals of a bygone era would repeat the bromide, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” But as seen in Costa Mesa, one can easily conclude that the sentiment is no longer widely he... more »

Indiana Exit Poll: GOP Men Fuel Trump’s Victory in Indiana Primary

CHAD DAY & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: A voter leaves after casting their ballot in the Indiana Primary at the Hamilton Co. Auto Auction, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Noblesville, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he’s facing a significant intraparty rift. A majority of Indiana Republicans say they think their party has been divided by... more »

USS Cole Commander Angry That The Guantanamo Detainee Linked To The USS Cole Bombing Was Released To Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea by the Military Sealift Command ocean-going tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168), in this file picture taken October 29, 2000. REUTERS/SGT. DON L./USA MARINE CORPS *Daily Mail:* *Commander of US Navy ship that was bombed in 2000, killing 17 crew, angry that man linked to attack was sent from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia 'without trial' - and may be free soon* * Mashur Abdallah Ahmed al Sabri was linked to the attack on the USS Cole * He was transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia on Ap... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 3 , 2016 ) Overview For Tuesday ( 1. Selected Markets Related News - ECB Items Of Note , News From The Oil Patch , US Treasuries Key Off Retails Sales Number , Catch Bid . 2. Around The Horn For Europe - EUC Meeting For Wednesday , EU-Turkey Deal , Greece - Creditor Talks , TTIP Stalled By France , Schauble Deigns To Allow UK A Brexit , Turkey's Idea Of Parliamentary Debate. 3 Refugee Crisis / Border Security News. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 9 hours ago
Markets..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 24s 24 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Naturally , not the fault of the ECB... fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge ECB Blames You For Negative Interest Rates http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-03/ecb-blames-you-negative-interest-rates … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 5h 5 hours ago ECB balance sheet expansion on target. ECB total assets have crossed €3trn for first time since 2013 on QE programme *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 1h 1 hour ago The impact of #shale wells: #NewMexico has overtak... more »

The Latest on Indiana: Trump Gets Close to Nomination, Clinton Almost There

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, May 2, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern): 10:43 p.m. Bernie Sanders netted about a half-dozen more delegates than Hillary Clinton after winning Indiana Tuesday.... more »

BREAKTHROUGH! Left Forum will investigate Deep State, false flags this year

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 9 hours ago
The Left Forum is the biggest annual event of the American political left. About 5,000 people are expected. Breakthrough! The global false flag paradigm shift arrives at the Left Forum this year, as the Forum welcomes leading investigators into the Deep State and false flags including yours truly - click on the panel titles to see who's presenting. All 6 Deep State panels will be in the same room - Room 1.127. *Saturday, 5/21* 10:00-11:50 - War on Terror 12:00-1:50 - 9/11 3:30-5:15 - Cointelpro 5:20-7:10 - Assassinations *Sunday, 5/22* 10:00-11:50 - False Flags 12:00-1:50 - Islam... more »

Job Growth Doesn’t Mean We’re Getting Richer

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*Guest post by Ryan McMaken* [image: worker2_0]In response to recent claims by the Obama administration and others that “millions of jobs” have recently been created, I examined the data here to see if the claims were true. It turns out that job growth since the 2008 recession has actually been quite weak, and hardly something to boast about. Nevertheless, our conclusions from these analyses tend to rest on the idea that job growth is synonymous with gains in wealth and economic prosperity. But is that a good assumption? In an unhampered market, the answer would be no, for ... more »

Professor Sues After School Threatens His Job Over Conservative Blog

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Marquette_University_campus - 900] A suspended professor at Marquette University has filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming it is illegally trying to fire him simply for expressing conservative views on a private blog. Prof. John McAdams's troubles began in the fall of 2014 when... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, April 28, 2016 (Reuters via video screengrab) *James Jeffrey, Foreign Policy*:* Joe Biden Didn’t Lose Iraq* The veep may have poor timing, but when it comes to Iraq, he's the only one in the Obama administration trying to save it. The sudden trip of Vice President Joe Biden to Iraq this weekend — his first to Baghdad since U.S. troops left in late 2011 — was rudely upstaged by the storming of the Green Zone by angry protesters on Sunday, just after the veep had decamped to Erbil. But while the... more »

Pt.3 Iraq’s Maidan Spring- Operation Annex Mosul is Well Under Way

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*Operation Annex/Ethnically cleanse Mosul is underway- There is no delay. It's a go.* *Finally Part 3- * *If you haven't read Part 1 and 2?* - *Iraq's Maidan Spring? Part 1* - *Pt 2 Iraq's Maidan Spring- Order out of Chaos/ Washington Must Decide! * *hattip S* : who immediately noticed the abundant headlines screaming this morning about the death of an american soldier. North of Mosul. S May 3, 2016 at 5:50 AM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-soldier-killed-in-iraq-by-islamic-state-fire-2016-05-03-71032426?siteid=rss&rss=1#:KWJq79ZK0w_wr Timing? * Interesting timing f... more »

May 3: The no news for New Brunswick

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
The Canada&World section never fails to amaze me. One of the big stories is that an RCMP officer had to shoot a bear because it was coming to toward him. Another - Prince Harry is in Toronto to shake hands with people. (of course. What else is there to do in Toronto?) It was exactly one year ago that premier Notley of Alberta defeated the conservatives. (who could possibly care?) Okay, give it a couple of lines. But a half page? And people flying economy class don't like those flying first class. So bloody what? On page 4 of a six-page section, we're still not out of Canada. And a...more »

Ron Paul: Current Economic System Is Faulty

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Ron Paul has told RT’s Boom Bust show that the “current economic system is designed to fail.” The former GOP Congressman is not a socialist and believes that the U.S. needs to go toward a system that respects property ownership, voluntary contracts and individual liberty while getting rid of central banks. RT reports: A new Harvard University poll shows that 51 per cent of young adults aged 18-29 oppose capitalism in its current form. RT: Do you think this poll is just politics, or do you agree that there is something wrong with the US economic system as it operates today? Ron Paul: ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 3, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats strain to revive truce* Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital. It described a rebel offensive t... more »

Farcical US Elections: Trump Links Cruz’s Father To JFK Assassination

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has accused his rival Ted Cruz of belonging to a family with links to Lee Harvey Oswald and the assassination of JFK. Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael, has been seen in a photo standing next to alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald just days before the ‘assassin’ was assassinated himself. Ted Cruz has replied to the allegations calling them “nuts” and sarcastically admitting that his father was Elvis Presley in disguise and did indeed kill JFK and Jimmy Hoffa and buried the latter’s body in their garden. The National reports: The startling allegati... more »

Survey: 70% of Retailers ‘Overwhelmed’ By Regulations, Cost of Compliance

CONNOR D. WOLF at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Business Regulations, Red Tape, Office] Federal agencies have expanded workplace regulations significantly in recent years and now 70 percent of retailers say they feel overwhelmed, according to a survey published Monday. Employers are faced with countless regulations that dictate how their business can be run.... more »

Israel Detains Palestinian Journalist For Four Months Without Trial

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
An Israeli military court has ordered that a well known Palestinian journalist is to be held for four months without trial or any charges, under the country’s controversial ‘administrative detention’ law. An Israeli army spokeswoman said on Monday said Omar Nazzal is being held on suspicion of “unlawful activity” for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a small PLO faction that has been labeled a terrorist organization by Israel. Press TV reports: Nazzal, 53, was detained on April 23 at the border between the occupied West Bank and Jordan, where he had been scheduled t... more »

Managing Labour's Electoral Expectations

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 12 hours ago
We looked at this earlier in the year, so let's spend a little more time by the scrying pool. Managing expectations have become a political football in the interminable (and boring) tussle in the Labour Party. With forecasting subject to factional agendas, can we cut through the crap and think about what would constitute an advance and a reverse for the party and its leader? I'm going to have a try. The key election for Labour - sorry everywhere else - is London. In the capital, Sadiq Khan and the Labour campaign have faced a barrage every bit as unpleasant as the one targeting Ed ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Prince Michael - More Than Meets the Eye!* *It's Michael - Jesus in Disguise!* *"Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? * *You were gone seven years. * *Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn't come back. * *Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. * *I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. * *You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. * *But we'd both k... more »

ESPN Erases Curt Schilling From Baseball History

Mike Gonzalez at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Curt Schilling pitching for the Boston Red Sox on April 30, 2006.] In the bad old days of the Soviet Union, Stalin, Brezhnev and the rest would literally airbrush out of photographs those who fell out of favor. Killing them and sending family members to Siberia did not suffice; they had to... more »

The EU Wants To Fine Member States $300,000 For Each Refugee Application That They Reject

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Migrants rest as a policeman watches them near Hungary's border fence on the Serbian side of the border near Morahalom, Hungary, February 22, 2016. REUTERS/LASZLO BALOGH/FILES *Washington Post:* *E.U. may levy heavy fines against member states who defy directives on migrants* PARIS— In a blatant slap at the European Union’s authority, Hungary’s Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for a referendum defying an E.U. order to resettle tens of thousands of migrants among member states. The proposed popular vote has long been pushed by Viktor Orban, Hungary’s hard-line prime minister,... more »

How Many Of Your College Professors Do You Remember? How Many Are Worth Remembering?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*That's me, dead center with the sign about Brooklyn. I was 16. (Hillary was campaigning for Barry Goldwater that day)* I read Malia Obama was taking a year off-- a gap year-- between high school and Harvard. What a great idea! I wish we had gap years when I was a kid! When I graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, I was happy to have a summer off. The summer before I had worked for some mysterious doctor/scientist in Millbrook, New York but I never got to know him. I worked digging an open sewer ditch for him. (Years later I hired him-- Timothy Leary-- as a speaker at... more »

Captain Cook’s Legendary Ship HMS Endeavour Found Off Rhode Island

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Researchers believe they have found the wreckage of the legendary ship HMS Endeavour used by the famous British explorer Captain James Cook. In a historic 1768-71 voyage Captain Cook sailed the British Royal Navy research vessel into uncharted waters, made contact with the indigenous people of Australasia and the Pacific, mapped the globe in the process and claimed Australia for the British Crown. Canoe reports: The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, said in a statement posted on its website that it is 80% to 100% sure that the remains of t... more »

Former Australian Priest Gets 29 Years In Jail For Child Sex Abuse

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A former Catholic priest has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for sexually abusing twelve children between 1979 and 1988. John Joseph Farrell, 62, was convicted in Sydney District Court on Monday for sexual crimes he had committed over nearly a decade in the towns of Moree, Armidale and Tamworth in New South Wales. Press TV reports: Farrell was found guilty of exploiting his position, taking advantage of the victims for a long period and committing 62 offenses, including rape and indecent assaults against three girls and nine boys at the time. Peter Zahra, Sydney district court ... more »

Skinny Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
Every morning I make a smoothie to start the day. I love that they are easy to make, give me the energy I need for the day and I can throw them in a to go cup if I need to. I have tried a lot of combinations of smoothies, but this one is hands down my favorite. It is has all the flavor but not the crazy amount of calories of a smoothie from a smoothie chain. My kids beg for bites of this one and are always sad if I make another flavor. You will need: - Vanilla Greek Yogurt (5.3 OZ cup) - 1/2 Cup Almond Milk - Pineapple, Mango and Strawberries There are a couple of ways... more »

Missionary watch: Those racist Trump voters have done it again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016In which we assist Brother Drum:* Kevin Drum asks a fairly decent question today. It appears as the headline of an intriguing post: "What's the Best Way to Talk About Racism?" Eventually, Drum says he doesn't know how to talk about racism. Needless to say, the racism he has identified can be found Over There, among Those People, The Others. Drum starts by offering a pair of short excerpts from two liberal writers. Then, he starts his rumination. Truer words were never spoken than the ones we highlight: DRUM (5/3/16): *Needless to say, there's no real disagre... more »

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $55 Million In Second Cancer Case

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Big Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has lost another legal battle in a row over its talcum powder which allegedly causes cancer. The company have been ordered pay $55 million to a woman who says she got ovarian cancer after using the product. The latest ruling comes less than four months after Johnson & Johnson lost a $72 million case in the same St. Louis, Missouri, court where they were also ordered to pay $5 million in compensation and $50 million in punitive damages to Gloria Ristesund. J&J are facing about 1,200 similar claims, but insist its products are safe and saying they w... more »

Ukraine Government Cracks Down On The Press

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Savik Shuster, Inter TV *Anna Nemtsova, Foreign Policy:** Do Ukraine’s Leaders Understand Freedom of the Press?* When it comes to the treatment of journalists, Kiev is starting to look a lot like Moscow. On Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities banned the country’s top television anchor, Savik Shuster, from working in the country. Shuster, who is a Canadian citizen, hosts the country’s leading Russian-language talk show, Shuster LIVE, which is watched by four million people each week. The government’s action prompted corresponding outrage. Mustafa Nayem, a former journalist who is one o... more »

U.S. Navy SEAL Killed In Northern Iraq (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*:* American killed in Iraq after ISIS broke through Peshmerga lines* (CNN)An American service member was killed in Iraq as a result of enemy fire about thirty kilometers north of Mosul, Pentagon officials confirmed Tuesday. The service member was a Navy SEAL, a U.S. defense official told CNN, though the SEAL's rank is still unclear. The person was an adviser to Kurdish Peshmerga forces that are fighting ISIS and was killed during an ISIS assault "on a Peshmerga position approximately three to five kilometers behind the forward line of troops," Pentagon press secretary Peter ... more »

Syrian Rebels Launch A Major Attack Against Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats strain to revive truce* Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital. It described a rebel offensive t... more »

North Korea Prepares For Its Party Congress

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *North Korea's ruling party is readying for a rare congress* YONGYANG, North Korea — The streets of Pyongyang, this most Potemkin of villages, are festooned with red this week, as the North Korean regime prepares to open the seventh congress of its ruling Workers’ Party. It will be the highest meeting of the communist organization through which the Kim family has kept a grip on this state for three generations, and the first such confab since 1980 — several years before the current leader, Kim Jong Un, was even born. And no effort is being spared in the lead-up... more »

Tony Blair & Bill Clinton Joining Forces Against Brexit

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Former US President Bill Clinton and former British prime minister PM Tony Blair are to join forces to fight against a possible British exit from the European Union. Mrs Clinton has already waded into the Brexit debate and thrown her weight behind President Obama who also advises that Britain should remain within the EU Mr Clinton is understood to be preparing a return to Britain to campaign with Tony Blair against Brexit. Russia Today reports: However, the itinerary of Bill Clinton’s visit cannot be confirmed until his wife, Hillary, is confirmed as the Democratic Party nominee, a ... more »

ISIS Suicide Bombers Are High On Drugs In Fallujah

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The leader of the Iraqi popular mobilization forces in Anbar province says that ISIS militants are forcing their fighters to use narcotics and hallucination pills during cleansing battles in Fallujah. Abna24 reports: The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade within al-Hashed al-Shaabi, Colonel Khamis Bahr Halbusi, reported in a press statement “ISIS forced its militants to use drugs and hallucinations pills in Fallujah, al-Karma District and some areas in Saqlawiyah north of Fallujah.” Halbusi added, “The dead bodies of ISIS members who were killed in the cleansing battles had been i... more »

This professor says devastating climate change will be irreversible unless fossil fuels are abandoned by 2030

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Paul R http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/professor-says-devastating-climate-change-11269375#ICID=ios_WalesOnlineNewsApp_AppShare_Click_Other You’d be excused for thinking it was a piece of Greenpeace propaganda, but this junk comes from Professor Gareth Wyn Jones, joint author of the Land Use and Climate Change Report. From WalesOnLine: Wales may get cooler and several coastal areas will flood, warned […]

Ted Cruz Unloads After Trump Slimes Cruz’s Father, Rafael Cruz

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas greets his father Rafael as his mother Eleanor Darragh applauds during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz’s father has links to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)] Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on GOP front-runner Donald Trump Tuesday morning after Trump pushed a bizarre tabloid story claiming “Ted Cruz Father Linked to JFK Assassination!” The story, in a ta... more »

Villagers Mistake Sex Doll For Angel From Heaven

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
An Indonesian fisherman recovered an inflatable doll that had washed up on the beach and mistakenly thought that he had been blessed by “a fallen angel.” Villagers from a remote island in Indonesia thought that the beautiful naked doll with its fair complexion and big green eyes was a blessing from above, an angel fallen from heaven. Until authorities find out that it was probably just a discarded sex toy from a passing ship and broke the bad news to the locals. Bangkok Post reports: Rapidly-spreading reports of a heavenly offering and fears of possible social unrest prompted a pol... more »

Public school watch: Four grade levels, the New York Times says!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016Obvious questions unasked:* In this morning's New York Times, Motoko Rich has a lengthy "Upshot" report about family income and achievement in the public schools. (When you see the "Upshot" label, you're supposed to conclude that you're reading brainiac work.) We want to wait a day or two before commenting on Rich's work. It's based on voluminous data from Stanford's Sean Reardon. That said, there are some fascinating graphics if you read the report on-line. And by the way: If you read the report on-line, you'll be met by these headlines: *Money, Race and S... more »

Steve Russell : Terror in Trumpland: The Donald names his foreign policy team

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 14 hours ago
The major complaint in U.S. policy shops is that Trump has picked backbenchers who do not point to any coherent policy orientation. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | May 3 , 2016 In 2016, what was old has … finish reading Steve Russell : Terror in Trumpland: The Donald names his foreign policy team

Feds: Fracking Saves Average American $750 Each Year

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Natural Gas, Stove Top, Range, Fire] Cheap energy provided by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, lowered the annual cost of living for the average American by almost $750, according to a report published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA report estimates that falling energy prices due... more »

CO2 Emissions Rose In The EU Last Year

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Eurostat: Eurostat estimates that in 2015 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced […]

Woman Sues Charity, Says ‘Multicultural’ Internship is Only for Non-Whites

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: internship - 900] A woman in California is suing the Getty Foundation, claiming she was rejected from a "multicultural" internship the foundation offers solely because she has white skin. The Getty Foundation is a component of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's largest... more »

Islamic State Fighters In Libya Now Forced To Sell Chickens And Eggs In The Street

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
An armed motorcade belonging to members of the Islamic Youth Council, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014. REUTERS/STRINGER *The Telegraph*: *Cash-strapped Islamic State fighters in Libya forced to sell chickens and eggs in the street* Islamic State fighters in the Libyan city of Sirte are selling chickens and eggs by the roadside to make ends meet, it has been claimed. The terror group has instructed its footsoldiers to act as street vendors as a Western-backed military campaign puts pressure... more »

UPDATED: Trump brings up JFK assassination in campaign against Cruz

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 15 hours ago
*UPDATE: May 3, 2016* Latest election results show Donald Trump is running away with the Indiana Primary, edging ever closer to the magic number that will make him the official Republican candidate. In one sense, considering the wild flurry of accusations between Trump and Cruz of this morning (see videos below) this could be the first victory of the Truthers. Trump's accusation about Cruz's father, made as it was just as polls were opening this morning...made the primary vote a referendum on the truth. Blurting out inconvenient truth seems to help Trump electorally. Do you really ... more »

Assclowns of the Week #101: Electoral College Dropouts edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 16 hours ago
*H*i ho, neighborinos! It's been quite a while since Assclowns #100 came and went with nary a single comment. But never let it be said your porcine powerhouse does this strictly for the hookers, Bushmills body shots and crystal meth jags in hot bed motel rooms. And how could yours truly remain in his self-imposed semi exile with all this evolutionary backsliding in this election year? Because what to our blackened eyes did appear but the usual crop of Republican assclowns at their usual assclownery? Well, there was Dennis "the Menace" Hastert (1) getting slapped on the wrist f... more »

Physics journal pulls two papers for data shortcuts

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A publisher is retracting two papers today by a team of physicists who took a short cut in reporting their data. The papers present a method for imaging very small things — like biological processes on a molecular scale — that could be an alternative to electron microscopy, as the authors explain in a video. But after […] The post Physics journal pulls two papers for data shortcuts appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Godwin's Law of internet arguments - maybe Ken Livingstone should take note

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago

Come to Me, Bend to Me — How Clinton Ended Her 2008 Campaign

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse playing the "come to me, bend to me" game on a Hollywood stage (source). The version on the political stage looks a little different. Click to enlarge, and please do; the image is gorgeous.* *by Gaius Publius* Hillary Clinton has claimed many times that she ended her 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama in a timely, graceful and supportive way. Clinton to Maddow (my emphasis): “Then-Senator Obama and I ran a really hard race; it was so much closer than the race right now between me and Senator Sanders … *We got to the end in June, and I did not p... more »

Is U.S. Strategy On Iraq Unravelling?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Nahal Toosi, Politico:* *Biden’s Iraq hopes crash with reality* *The White House is on the defensive after political divisions explode following Biden's trip to the region.* Vice President Joe Biden landed in Baghdad last week with his aides optimistically declaring that Iraq's political tumult had "trended in a more stabilizing direction.” But the vice president’s plane had barely left Iraqi airspace when the country's political divisions exploded, with hundreds of protesters storming into Baghdad’s Green Zone, occupying the fortified area for much of the weekend to demand an e... more »

Puerto Rico's Financial - Debt Crisis Is Only Going To Get Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *David Francis, The Cable/Foreign Policy*: *Puerto Rico’s Financial Pain Is Only Getting Worse From Here* Puerto Rico officially went into default on $422 million in loans Monday. But financial hardship there is just getting started. The cash-strapped U.S. commonwealth owes $2 billion on July 1. This includes an $805 million payment on its general-obligation bonds, guaranteed under the island’s constitution to be paid before anything else. In total, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla had admitted that his government is not able to pay some $70 ... more »

John Oliver, “Brace Yourself, Cicadas”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Brace Yourself, Cicadas”* John Oliver Perfectly Sums Up the Last 17 Years in Three Minutes By Alexandra Rosenmann “Apparently, it's going to be a big summer for cicadas, whose unusually long reproductive cycle means the ones emerging this summer were conceived in 1999. Cicadas won't be here for long—two to six weeks on average. But if they're anything like humans, they’re going to need some catching up on what they missed while they were gestating. And Last Week Tonight's host John Oliver is here to help bring them up to speed. In a funny video made directly for YouTube, Oliver di...more »

Dmitry Orlov, “Extinct, Extincter, Extinctest”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Extinct, Extincter, Extinctest”* By Dmitry Orlov “This blog is dedicated to the idea of presenting the big picture—the biggest possible—of what is going on in the world. The abiding areas of interest that make up the big picture have included the following: *1. The terminal decay and eventual collapse of industrial civilization as the fossil fuels that power it become more and more expensive to produce in the needed quantities, of lower and lower resource quality and net energy and, eventually, in ever-shorter supply. *The first guess by Hubbert that the all-time peak of oil prod... more »

"It's Official: Puerto Rico has DEFAULTED on $422 Million Payment; Banks and Financial Funds Face Calamity!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"It's Official: Puerto Rico has DEFAULTED on $422 Million Payment;* * Banks and Financial Funds Face Calamity!"* by Newsroom "The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has officially DEFAULTED on its sovereign debt payments by missing a $422 Million payment today. This default has now set in-motion, what may be a calamity for the entire world financial industry. While $422 million is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, there are literally TRILLIONS of dollars tied-into that $422 Million, through investment vehicles known as "Derivatives" and Credit Default Swaps (CDS). *What is a 'Cred... more »

Art Exhibit Calls Brussels And Paris Bombers As 'Martyrs'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui have been identified by Belgian police as the Brussels suicide bombers. Photograph: INTERPOL/HANDOUT *The Guardian/AFP*: *Anger over 'martyrs' exhibition for Brussels and Paris bombers* *Exhibit will include works on Ibrahim and Khalid El-Bakraoui, Brussels suicide bombers, and Foued Mohamed-Aggad, one of the Bataclan attackers* A Copenhagen art exhibit planning to portray two of the Brussels suicide bombers and one of the Paris Bataclan attackers as “martyrs” has been reported to police for encouraging terrorism. In an exhibit partly inspired by Teh... more »

Security In Iraq, Apr 22-28, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 17 hours ago
Violence jumped in Iraq the fourth week of April 2016. The Islamic State picked up its terrorist operations and executions during the week leading to the increase. There was also the usual fighting in areas where the government was carrying out security operations. The week’s spike may mean that in fact, IS is carrying out a spring offensive. There were 160 incidents during the fourth week of April. That compared to 124 the third week, 141 the second, and 144 the first. Attacks often go up and down throughout each month, and April 22-28 was one of those high points. Baghdad had ... more »

Pathocracy: It's Even Worse Than We Thought

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 17 hours ago
Despite the highly touted success of the Paris Climate Agreement, corporate and government leaders have secretly colluded to all but ignore its already rather tepid recommendations. The planet will be permitted to burn as the plutocrats burn through all the extracted wealth of the planet. The capitalistic cancer will be allowed to consume the host, with no cares or worries that it, too, will inevitably die right along with its host. Thanks to a leak by Greenpeace International, a proposed transatlantic "trade" deal (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States reveals th... more »

Why Vote When Our Votes Really Don’t Count?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - If the votes are rigged and the candidates bought, what is the point?

Al Qaeda Returns To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Independent: **Al-Qaeda returns to Afghanistan amid fears of new jihadist alliance with Isis and Taliban* *American officials are no longer so dismissive of reports about al-Qaeda’s growing presence* Al-Qaeda is back in Afghanistan, joining Isis and the Taliban in waging jihad. The three most prominent Islamist terrorist groups in the world are now in one violent arena and drawing the West back into a bloody conflict it had sought to leave behind. The CIA is marking the fifth anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death five years ago by publishing, though Twitter, a rolling descr... more »

Stupid wrapped in ridiculous...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 17 hours ago
*and it's getting worse.* My reading list is shrinking daily. At this rate, I won't have anything to read in another week or so. Mark Levin has *joined the "never Trump" crowd* and vows to not vote for him if he's the nominee. He also still believes that Michelle Fields is a victim of thuggery by the Trump campaign, so his opinions don't count for much. Erick Erickson, in a bid to retain some relevancy, has predicted that the dems will bury Trump in negative ads and the Cruz delegates will "save" us in July. * No link on purpose.* Does anyone pay any attention to negative polit... more »

Fukushima Looks Worse Today

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 17 hours ago
Emissions are thicker than yesterday but atmospheric conditions look relatively clear at the Futaba Intersection Cam:

Journal flags duplicated text by gynecologic cancer researcher with 13 retractions

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
When journals discover duplicated material, many choose to retract — but a cancer journal recently faced with the same dilemma involving a researcher with multiple retractions under his belt has instead decided to flag the paper with an expression of concern. An editor told us that Cancers considered retracting the paper, by gynecologic cancer researcher Noriyuki Takai, […] The post Journal flags duplicated text by gynecologic cancer researcher with 13 retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

No, Jim Keady Won't Sit Down And Shut Up

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*by Tracy B Ann* Jim Keady is running for Congress in New Jersey's 3rd district and despite Chris Christie's "request" for him to sit down and shut up when he was protesting for Superstorm Sandy victims, Jim Keady just isn't that kind of guy. He doesn't sit down and shut up when people need help and aren't getting it. Chris Christie wasn't home in New Jersey enough to realize what the victims of Sandy needed. If he cared he would have been there; Jim Keady was. I remember seeing this on the news; a woman whose house was destroyed was given $10,000 by FEMA. (80% of the Federal mo... more »

Sheila E

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*THIS IS RUMOUR CONTROL -- HERE ARE THE FACTS.* Sheila E has now been accused of being a Reptilian; The reason, they say, she shows no visible emotion is because she's actually a giant lizard (*Or So They Say*). No, the reason why she is not grieving is because her friend is alive and they are all just pretending. *Side Note : Jehovah's Witnesess say that the Angel who encounters t* *Jesus' women inside the empty tomb is Jesus restored to his true form of the Archangel Michael.* *He then returns to Earth IN DISGUISE.* *Sheila E is performing the same function as LaToya Jackson*... more »

World News Briefs -- May 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*USA Today*: *World Press Freedom Day comes amid tough times for journalists* Verbal attacks by presidential candidates in the U.S., new security laws in Europe and increased surveillance of information are some of the new challenges journalists face today, media freedom advocates said on the eve of World Press Freedom Day. World Press Freedom Day aims to raise awareness of press freedom. It falls this year on Tuesday, coinciding with the 250th anniversary of the world’s first freedom of information law and the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration of press... more »

Daniel Berrigan, Presente!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago

THE ART OF THE CON: Who's getting conned?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016Part 1—Paul Krugman cites Trump voters:* Last Friday, Paul Krugman said that conservative voters have been getting conned for years. The headline on his column was "Wrath of the Conned." This was Krugman's first account of the con in question: KRUGMAN (4/29/16): Both parties make promises to their bases. But while the Democratic establishment more or less tries to make good on those promises, *the Republican establishment has essentially been playing bait-and-switch for decades. And voters finally rebelled against the con.* Anger about this long-running con h... more »

Some Reflections on Teach for America

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
A veteran teacher wrote this to me yesterday: I have just read your KIPP article link. I am tired of the "well-intentioned" TFA moniker. I had dealings with several in my previous school. One left for law school. A second was applying for an MBA program. A third was accepted to an MA in Literacy at Teacher's College. A fourth refused to share with me her plans. I would characterize them as crass materialists using poor children to advance their personal agendas. The only one I have any respect for completed traditional college educational certification. She joined TFA because she ... more »

While the World Wakes Up, the World Falls Apart

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - What a wild ride 2016 continues to be.

What Prince Actually Believes : The Theology and Moral Universe of The AfterWorld

Spike EP at News Spike - 19 hours ago
*As Above,* *so Below.* As I think is already quite well-known, it is no big secret that Prince is *way* into Jesus Christ. But he has never been a Christian, and never attended regular Christian Church services, even though Christian themes and theology and direct references to Bibical scripture have always been present in his lyrics right from his earliest songwriting efforts in the Minisappolis disco era, years even before Purple Rain, where they very much began pushing their way up front, transitioning from being mostly implicit to the explicit, main set of themes that set t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*DW:* *NATO mulls fortifying eastern Europe to deter Russia* *US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the alliance is pondering deploying a ground force in Eastern Europe to deter Russia. Carter's on a trip to Germany, as NATO prepares to appoint a new top general for Europe.* Speaking to reporters on his flight from Washington to Stuttgart on Tuesday, Carter said NATO ´was considering the deployment a rotational force of about 4,000 troops. These would be in addition to a contingent of 4,200 troops that the US is going to send to Eastern Europe next February. "That is one of the... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* British "Spies" Among Thousands Of names Exposed Following Massive Leak At Largest Mid-East Bank Deutsche Bank Has Systemic Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing And Sanctions Problems: UK Regulator NATO Deploys 4000 Troops To Russian Border As EUCOM Chief Urges "Return To War-Planning" Was The Fed Just Given The Launch Codes? Germany's Third Largest Party Adopts Anti-Islam Manifesto: Says "Muslims Are Not Welcome In Germany" May Day Protests In Seattle, Paris, Istanbul Erupt In Violence Solitary confinement is 'no touch' torture, and it must be abolished The ... more »

A Blessing For Peace from John O'Donahue

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
A Blessing for Peace As the fever of the day calms toward twilight May all that is strained in us come to ease. We pray for all who suffered violence today, May an unexpected serenity surprise them. For those who risk their lives each day for peace, May their hearts glimpse providence at the heart of history. That those who make riches from violence and war Might hear in their dreams the cries of the lost. That we might see through our fear of each other A new vision to heal our fatal attraction to aggression. That those who enjoy the privilege of peace Might not forget their ... more »

Cochrane on Growth

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 19 hours ago
John has a nice piece in today's *Wall Street Journal*.

China‬'s ‪‎PLA‬ Army Enlists A Rap Music Video To Recruit Young Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Quartz:* *China’s military has released a rap video in order to lure more recruits* China’s military is turning to rhymes and beats in order to bring in fresh talent. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) released an online recruitment video last Thursday that resembles a hip-hop music video. Titled “Battle Declaration,” the song emphasizes over a throbbing beat the honor one receives upon joining China’s armed forces. It begins as a soldier dons his uniform, while a loud-voiced narrator hypes up the track: *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Groan .... Chinese rap music .... my poor ... more »

Book publisher: Authors plagiarized “in good faith” because they cited previous work

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 19 hours ago
A publisher has retracted a chapter from a book on flow cytometry after determining the authors plagiarized some material — but noted that because the authors cited the article they lifted from, they likely acted “in good faith.” We were tipped off to this retraction from the authors of the review article the chapter plagiarized from, who […] The post Book publisher: Authors plagiarized “in good faith” because they cited previous work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

New EU carbon permits: €250,000 per emitted migrant

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
Many European Union apparatchiks belong among the most unhinged climate alarmists in the world. So the European Union has run the world's largest Ponzi scheme of carbon indulgences, officially "carbon permits", that you have to pay if you emit a ton of CO2 above certain arbitrary bureaucratic quota. To be allowed to emit another ton of this gas that has been essential for life in recent billions of years, you need to buy these indulgences from the "market" which is a completely bogus market because the price is primarily dictated by the bureaucrats' decisions to keep or change the q...more »

France Threatens ‘No’ to U.S.-EU Trade Zone, Amid New Tensions

AP at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: People read documents on the Trans-Atlantic talks to create a massive free trade zone between the United States and the European Union in a 'TTIP reading room' set up by Greenpeace in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 2, 2016. Greenpeace released confidential negotiating texts that the environmental group claims shows U.S. ill intent.] PARIS (AP) -- France is threatening to reject a huge free trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it’s too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed. Signs of trouble are dogging the creation o... more »

Germany Puts 90 Suspicious Mosques Under Surveillance

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Mosque, Sunset, Islam, Crescent Moon] Germany's internal intelligence agency, BfV, is currently observing 90 suspicious mosque communities that may have ties to terrorist organizations. BfV President Hans-Georg Maassen revealed the agency is increasing surveillance in "predominately Arabic-speaking" Muslim communities. This includes so-called "backyard mosques" where unauthorized, self-proclaimed... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 20 hours ago
*Global warming could turn Middle East and Northern Africa into 'dead zones' for humans and force 500 million people to relocate* *Indeed it could. The guy below could fly too. The stuff below is just another prophecy from the worst prophets in history. Even Jehovah's Witnesses did better at prophecy. At least they rightly predicted 1914 as a turning-point year. Every time Warmists give a specific year for something they goof hilariously. The stuff below is just more modelling crap. No new facts at all.But even if by some miracle their prophecies are correct, why w... more »

Where's Brother Nelson...?

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
Tricky Question - he won't be dressed like this the next time you see him. The best place to hide a tree is in a forest. Where, oh where is Brother Nelson..? Where can he be...? There he is! Go *#TeamPurple* ! JW's believe that "*The World*", and "*worldliness*" is distracting people from God, meaning "*The Truth*" and being influenced and corrupted by living too much in The World will keep you from knowing *Truth*, and achieving perfection and only those who are "*perfect*" will survive Judgement Day and earn a place on *Paradise Earth*, where they will live forever and never... more »

Taiwan-Born American Citizen Has Admitted Selling Nuclear Secrets To China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Steam rises from a cooling tower at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tennessee, 50 miles south of Knoxville. (Reuters) / Reuters *Voice of America:* *US Discloses Senior Official Sold Nuclear Secrets to China* A Taiwan-born American citizen has admitted selling nuclear information to China while he was a senior manager at the U.S. government's Tennessee Valley Authority, federal officials say. Court records unsealed Friday show that Ching Ning Guey admitted traveling to China and receiving payments in return for handing over restricted info... more »

C225: Dead as a Doornail

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 20 hours ago
Yesterday, private member's bill C225, or the Exploiting Grief to Attack Abortion Rights bill, got its first hour of debate in Parliament. I live-tweeted it, sort of. After sponsor Cathay Wagantall blathered on about how carefully her bill was written to ensure it had zero zip nada effect on abortion -- choking up theatrically in the process -- Bill (The Liar) Blair, former top cop in Toronto and now MP and parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice, spoke. Bill Blair using "fetus." Oh lord, I loathe Blair, but he might be speaking against #c225. #conflicted — Fern Hill (@... more »

U.S. Navy Begins Testing The World's Largest Unmanned Ship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** US Navy tests world's largest self-driving warship: 132ft-long 'Sea Hunter' drone will scour oceans for enemy subs* * $20 million unarmed vessel can reach speeds of 27 knots per hour * Tests will focus on its ability to react on its own to avoid collisions * During testing, the ship will have human operators as a safety net * Future models could be fitted with weapons if need be, officials say The military is launching tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel. Dubbed the 'Sea Hunter', the 132ft ship is designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea witho... more »

NATO Alliance Getting New Supreme Commander

JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: In this April 26, 2014 file photo, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti speaks at the U.S. Army Garrison in Yongsan, South Korea. The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday May 3, 2016, by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and “a soldiers’ general.”] BRUSSELS (AP) -- The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and “a soldi... more »

Russia Reporting That A Ceasefire Will Be Announced For The Syrian City of Aleppo In The Coming Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
#Syria ceasefire won't be perfect - but will turn a raging forest fire into manageable bush fire - UN Special envoy pic.twitter.com/TvXrVmJjVP — Murad Gazdiev (@MuradoRT) May 3, 2016 *From RT:* *Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in hours - Lavrov* A cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be announced in the coming hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with UN Syria envoy Staffan da Mistura. Lavrov added that the US and Russian militaries are currently holding talks on the Aleppo ceasefire. “I hope that in th... more »

Owning A Cottage Is Not Enough

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 20 hours ago
In the wake of the Duffy Affair, Errol Mendes writes, the Senate has begun reforming itself: The Senate to which Mr. Duffy returns is, in a multitude of ways, much different from the chamber from which he was suspended. The Senate leadership, in particular those on the powerful internal economy committee, has greatly tightened expenditure and travel rules. In the wake of the damning Auditor-General’s report, the Senate leadership, along with most senators, will also endorse a forthcoming independent oversight mechanism that they promise will be far more rigorous than anything seen... more »

U.S. Troops Are Now Near The Front Lines Against The Islamic State In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Washington Post:* U.S. troops are getting closer to the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq MAKHMOUR, Iraq — At the base of a rocky ridge rising from the surrounding farmland, the barrels of American artillery poke out from under camouflage covers, their sights trained on Islamic State-held positions. Less than 10 miles from the front lines in the push toward the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S. outpost, known as Firebase Bell, is manned by about 200 Marines. “Having them here has raised the morale of our fighters,” said Lt. Col. Helan Mahmood, the head of a commando r... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: US Marine Killed In Combat In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*FOX News:* *US service member killed in northern Iraq, Defense Secretary says* A U.S. service member has been killed in northern Iraq, defense secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter gave no details about the service member who was killed. U.S. officials said the death occurred about 20 miles north of Mosul "in the neighborhood" of the city of Irbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan. "It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Carter told reporters in Stuttgart, Germany, where he was attending a ceremony installing a new commander of U.S. European Command. A statement by the U... more »

45,000 Students Miss School in Detroit for 2nd Day of Teachers’ ‘Sick-Out’

AP at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Detroit teachers march outside the district headquarters, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district's teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them will not get paid over the summer if the struggling district runs out of cash.] DETROIT (AP) -- Nearly all Detroit public schools are closed as mass teacher sick-outs over pay roll into a second day. The district released a list of 94 closed schools as of 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. Detroit Fed... more »

Funeral Will Honor 6 of 8 Victims in Ohio Family Shootings

KANTELE FRANKO at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Lt. Michael Preston, of the Ross County Sheriff's Department speaks to the media on Union Hill Road that approaches a crime scene, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Pike County, Ohio. Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along the road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear. The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Ci... more »

Viewer’s Guide: Cruz, Sanders Want Campaign Boost in Indiana Today

Nancy Benac at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during a campaign rally at Huber's Orchard and Winery, Monday, April 25, 2016 in Starlight, Ind. (Christopher Fryer/News and Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has “sort of... more »

Trump Protesters Aren’t on His Payroll, But They Might as Well Be

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Protesters at Trump rally - 900] Donald Trump is lucky in his enemies. Every time leftist protesters disrupt one of his events or stage a riot outside, he benefits. They aren’t on the Trump payroll, but they might as well be. The protests are catnip to... more »

Spain King Signs Decree for Unprecedented New Elections

CIARAN GILES at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Spanish King Felipe VI, Pedro Sanchez, Spanish Socialist Party] MADRID (AP) -- Spain’s king signed a decree Tuesday dissolving parliament and setting a new election for June 26 after legislators chosen in an inconclusive December vote failed to agree on the country’s next prime minister. King Felipe VI signed... more »

awful library books and why we remove them from our shelves

laura k at wmtc - 21 hours ago
A while back, I blogged about weeding, every library's not-so-dirty little not-so-secret. Daniel Gross, writing in *The New Yorker*, looks at weeding, too - from a library-users' revolt in Berkeley, California to the hilarious Awful Library Books blog: Weeding the Worst Library Books. It's a sweet story about a necessary evil that is really a very positive - although painful - practice. What I want to know is how did the Berkeley public know about the weeding? Why was it even announced? I can guarantee the Mississauga public doesn't know about ours. In any case, it's a really nice ... more »

Has Al Qaeda Been Defeated In Yemen?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Michael Morell, Politico:* *The Giant Al Qaeda Defeat That No One’s Talking About* With little notice, the Saudis and UAE knocked out a key Al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen. Something significant and positive just happened in the Middle East, and most Americans are not aware of it. The United Arab Emirates, under the banner of a Saudi-led coalition, late last month delivered a major blow to the most lethal Al Qaeda group on the planet—Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the primary Islamic extremist group operating in Yemen. The Sunni Gulf states ... more »

How to get the result you want from an enquiry

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC seem terribly impressed that 'Jeremy Corbyn is to hold an independent inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party.' The BBC report that 'The inquiry's vice-chairman will be Professor David Feldman, director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism.' That sounds positive, he must know his stuff. Unfortunately for Jeremy Corbyn and the BBC some people actually do know their stuff, the Jewish Chronicle for one: 'The man helping to lead Labour’s inquiry into antisemitism is a named supporter of a group which has dismissed allegations ... more »

The Islamic State And The Syrian Regime Cooperate On A Number Of Issues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*SKY News*: *IS Files Reveal Assad's Deals With Militants* *Islamic State forces pulled out of Palmyra in co-operation that has been going on for years, documents handed to Sky News show* Islamic State and the Assad regime in Syria have been colluding with each other in deals on the battleground, Sky News can reveal. Our exclusive investigation into leaked secret IS files suggests one piece of co-operation was over the ancient city of Palmyra. The files also show that the militant group has been training foreign fighters to attack Western targets for much longer than security serv... more »

European Banks Are Staying Out OfIiran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Europe’s Banks Are Staying Out of Iran* * Banks want `maximum certainty' before returning to Iran * Republican opposition to nuclear deal adds to hesitation European companies flocking back to Iran are doing so without their favored lenders at their side. Less than two years after BNP Paribas SA agreed to pay a record $9 billion U.S. fine in part for dealings with Iran, many of the continent’s biggest banks remain unwilling to go anywhere near Iran-related business for fear that they will run afoul of remaining U.S. sanctions on the country. That’s opened the way for ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Newly-discovered planets may contain life https://t.co/Vwy5rnrhiX pic.twitter.com/ETx6EshLfD — Reuters TV (@ReutersTV) May 3, 2016

The Crucible Is Where U.S. Marines Are Made

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *The Crucible Is Where Marines Are Made, And Here’s How* *A drill instructor walks us through the Crucible, the last training event recruits must pass before becoming Marines.* Marines’ graduation from boot camp marks the end to a gruelling, three-month journey. Through each phase, the recruits are challenged and pushed by their drill instructors, each other, and themselves. And at no point in their training is this more true than during the Crucible, a multi-day training event designed to test recruits physically, mentally, and even morally. Only those who make... more »

Once a Clinton Stronghold, Appalachia Now Trump Country

Lisa Lerer at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Supporters and protesters chant outside a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tour of Williamson Health and Wellness Center in Williamson, W.Va., Monday, May 2, 2016.] ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy turned country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit,... more »

I think that answers my question...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Do take a look through the Twitter conversation and see what you think. My apologies but @truthradical RANDOMLY capitalises words, I think HE thinks it makes him LOOK clever and decisive... It is odd how so many of these anti-Israel campaigners can't answer that simple question.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 22 hours ago
*Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’: Isle de Gene Charles, La. ~NYTimes* *AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016 Convenes in New Orleans, May 2 to 5*

Gell-Mann's opposition to Bohr has been mostly a pose

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
A few days ago, a computer recommended Steve Hsu to watch a video of Murray Gell-Mann we discussed in 2014. (See also a 2009 blog post on Gell-Mann.) And Hsu has interpreted all these things in a way that Gell-Mann was a big critic of the Copenhagen interpretation. And maybe Feynman was one as well, Hsu adds. This is particularly disingenuous given Gell-Mann's well-known opinions about the kind of "superluminal" stuff that Hsu was recently promoting. What's going on? Bohmist Sheldon Goldstein has considered Gell-Mann one of the most sensible critics of orthodox quantum theory wh...more »

Navy SEAL Killed During ISIS Attack in Iraq

Susannah George & ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Ash Carter] BAGHDAD (AP) -- A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a “combat death” as the U.S. expands its role... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The 2S5 Giatsint 2S5 self-propelled guns shoot during a joint drill of the 5th Combined-Arms army of the Eastern Military District supported by the army aviation, bombers, fighter jets and long-range aircraft with Airborne Force units participation held at Sergeyevsky base in Primorsky Territory. © SPUTNIK/ VITALIY ANKOV

Khemitology - Egypt before the Pharoahs - Abd'el Hakim Awyan

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
*image source* if we're (the west) going to interpret the Minds and Motivations of the Ancients of Egypt, or those amazing engineers who built the pyramids the later Pharoahs ego-graffiti'd, shouldn't we actually listen (or receive testimony from) those people who might have been tasked with the Druid-like Oral-tradition of *Khemitology* (the origin of the term *Alchemy*). *FIVE STAGES OF THE DAILY SUNequates with the five cyclic Ages of Humanity* *65,000 BC - 38,000 BC (age of KHEPER "The Dawn")* *38,000 BC - 25,000 BC (age of RA "The Stubborn")* *25,000 BC - 12,000 BC (age of OO... more »

UAH & ENSO Update – April 2016

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 22 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.drroyspencer.com/ UAH have got their figures out for April, and they show a small drop from March. Roy Spencer comments: I expect average cooling to continue throughout the year as El Nino weakens and is replaced with La Nina, now expected by mid-summer or early fall. Nevertheless, 2016 could […]

Inside Climate Propaganda

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 23 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/inside-climate-propaganda.html An intriguing look into the inner workings of environmental journalism by Paul Driessen: Have you ever wondered how the LA Times, Associated Press, Weather Channel and your local media always seem to present similar one-sided stories on climate change, fossil fuels, renewable energy and other environmental issues? How […]

Testimony from an Eye Witness in Odessa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
Alexander Todovov shares his thoughts from May 2, 2014 when three of his close friends were killed inside the Trades Union Hall in Odessa, Ukraine. Alexander is a lawyer and a journalist and is quite eloquent as he describes the "scary movie" experience on that fateful day when neo-Nazis killed more than 50 people inside the hall. On that occasion local activists were gathering petition signatures on the Kulikovo Square that fronts the Trades Hall seeking a local referendum supporting local autonomy for the people after the US created coup d'etat in Kiev. When they were attacked ... more »

The Experts. Antisemitism and the Government’s plans to tackle Islamist extremism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Alas! Lack of technical nous prevents me from embedding the video into this blog. But I *implore *you to click on the link and please, bear with me and scroll past the montage of all Tuesday’s front pages, right down, on and on, to the video headed “What the commentators say” It’s Chris Rogers (who has form) hosting the paper review with guests ‘Journalist Rachel Shabi and Ben Riley-Smith of the Telegraph’. Understandably, as this is a football-obsessed country (opiate of the masses etc) a major chunk of the chat is about Leicester City. Cheering News indeed. But we’ve already spo... more »

Russia And China Set Up By Washington For Plunder And WW3

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Political economist and former Assistant Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, says that WW3 has already begun…. It just hasn’t materialized into a shooting war yet, between the U.S. and BRICS countries like Russia and China. BRICS countries are under attack by the U.S. with their social, political and economic structures being constantly undermined. Russia and China have the most to lose. Their economies are based on the western model and not necessarily independent, as during the communist era. Their ruling class are western educated and are impl... more »


Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
the corporo-gov military-industrial-complex acronym USAP means Unacknowledged Special Access Project. USAP is basically an off-books secret-research umbrella for all the things in the sky that we think are extra-terrestrial in origin, all things that exhibit or utilise free-energy or zero-point technology, all things of various multi-dimensional flavour that seem to break the laws of physics as we know them, according to researcher, author and public speaker Dr Steven Greer. *Following Sirius, one of the most successful Crowdfunded documentaries in history, Dr. Greer and his team... more »

Labour has secretly suspended 50 members for anti-Semitic and racist comments

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
The Telegraph reports: 'Labour has secretly suspended 50 of its members over anti-Semitic and racist comments as officials struggle to cope with the crisis engulfing the party. Senior sources reveal that Labour's compliance unit has been swamped by the influx of hard-left supporters following Jeremy Corbyn's election. The suspensions that have been made public so far are said to be just the tip of the iceberg.' I would wait for the BBC to report this, but it's not going to happen as there are local elections on Thursday and the Labour Party needs the support of its friends... more »

Love in a Glass Vessel

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Standing with the Mothers in Odessa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Many feared that there would be more violence in Odessa, Ukraine yesterday similar to what took well over 50 lives on May 2, 2014. But in fact the day was peaceful when up to 10,000 people gathered near the Trades Union Hall to place flowers and stand with the Mothers Committee in a make shift memorial. The public was blocked from having direct contact with the Trades Hall by huge numbers of local police, national security services and fully armed neo-Nazi Azov battalion members who have been incorporated into the newly formed 'National Guard' in Ukraine (equipped and trained by ... more »

Significant Earthquake Hits New Madrid Fault, Could Be Foreshock

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An earthquake that struck the New Madrid fault seismic zone this weekend could be a foreshock for a much bigger earthquake yet to come. On Sunday a magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit western Kentucky, which was felt across three other states up to 267 miles away. Activistpost.com reports: The New Madrid fault seismic zone is six times larger than the more famous San Andreas fault zone in California, and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Scientists tell us that the New Madrid fault is about 30 years overdue for a major ... more »

Colorado Orders Parents To Register Unvaccinated Children

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Officials in Colorado are illegally asking all parents to register any children they have that are unvaccinated. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment sent a letter to parents saying that if they do not vaccinate their kids they must register and exempt themselves via a state website. Offthegridnews.com reports: The department later said the letter should not have been released. The requirement would have been mandated by House Bill 1164, which died in a state legislative committee earlier this week. Currently, parents tell the local school – and not the state – ... more »

9/11 Report Will Reveal Israel, CIA Role In Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
CIA Director John Brennan is worried that a serious investigation into 9/11 will reveal the truth that Israel and the CIA were responsible for the attacks. According to Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic and 9/11 expert, Israel and the CIA played a coup d’état on America on the morning of September 11, 2001 Presstv.com reports: Dr. Barrett, a founding member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday, after Brennan said that it would be a mistake to release the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission... more »

Young Boy Recounts Past Life As 1930’s Hollywood Star

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NBC news recently interviewed an amazing young boy from the U.S. who claims he has memories of previous lives. 10-year-old Ryan from Oklahoma is able to remember details from his past life with vivid accuracy. He says he remembers being a 1930’s Hollywood movie star. Thespiritscience.net reports: He says he was an actor on broadway who worked for an agency, travelled the world and was married 5 times. They were actually able to open a book and have him point to a man he says he was. His mom, acting as a support, decided to take him to a child psychologist who really seemed to know w... more »

Putin Orders Nuke To Be Fired Over Baltic Sea As Warning To US-NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorized the firing of a nuclear capable 3M-54 Kalibr cruise missile towards the Baltic Sea as a warning to NATO and the U.S. to cease their efforts in trying to uncover information about the mysterious object known as the “Baltic Sea Anomaly“. Over the last 2 weeks the US and NATO have deployed warships in the Baltic Sea region, cutting off all international shipping traffic to the site where the mysterious underwater object lies between Sweden and Finland. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: So concerned, in fact, has the MoD become in regards to the... more »

Quaker Oats Sued For Including Glyphosate In “100% Natural” Products

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Quaker Oats are facing a lawsuit following lab tests that found traces of the Monsanto herbicide glyphosate in its products. The lawsuit, seeking class-action status, says that the company uses false marketing tactics in claiming that their products are “100% natural”. RT.com reports: “Defendant aggressively advertises and promotes its oatmeal products as ‘100% Natural,’ and claims its oats are grown using ‘eco-friendly’ methods that pose ‘less risk of pollutants and groundwater pollution,'” the lawsuit says. “These claims are false, deceptive, and misleading.” 100% all natural is ... more »

Dannon Yogurt Remove GMO Ingredients

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Yogurt company Dannon are making changes to their ingredients list ahead of the July 1st deadline for Vermont’s new labeling law. The new law requires GMO ingredients to be marked on any food product sold in the state. Dannon has decided to switch to more natural ingredients as a result of this law change. Nationofchange.org reports: The most important ingredient that will be affected is a huge one – milk. The company made an official announcement last week: For the company’s foundation ingredient—milk—Dannon is going one big step further. Starting in 2017 and completing the transfo... more »

CDC Investigates 97 Children Who Fell ill On Disney Ship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The CDC is investigating a sudden outbreak of a mysterious stomach bug aboard a Disney cruise ship this week that left 92 passengers ill. The ship was carrying 2,700 passengers and 1,000 crew members as it left and returned to Miami last weekend. A spokeswoman for Disney said that the Disney Cruise Line implemented additional sanitation measures such as continuous cleaning of handrails since the illness struck. Self-service stations at buffets and ice cream stations were discontinued in order to limit passenger contact with food. Cbsnews.com reports: “Our primary focus was on takin... more »

I Love You Because - A Guest Post by Pam Bickell

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
Source: *Notes Along The Path Blog*

Warren Buffett is right: investment consultancy doesn't work

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*Dupes pay lots of fees to dummies* Warren Buffett has been a classic value investor who was buying assets when they were undevalued and selling them later. This is obviously an activity that is good for the investor if he can really do it; and by this kind of a behavior, investors such as Buffett are actually doing an extremely helpful and essential service for the market – they are setting the price. This should be contrasted with the technical investors who are trying to spot the "momentum". These investors don't have a clue about the actual value of a company and they don't po... more »

Military Photo of the Day

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Osprey in Japan-900] U.S. Marines assist the government of Japan in supporting those affected by recent earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, on April 18, 2016. Thank you to these compassionate Marines for helping the Japanese people in their time of need.


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Many feared that there would be another battle in Odessa, Ukraine yesterday similar to the one that took well over 50 lives on May 2, 2014. But in fact the day was dominated when up to 10,000 people peacefully gathered near the Trades Union Hall to place flowers and stand with the Mothers Committee in a make shift memorial while being blocked by huge numbers of local police, national security services and fully armed neo-Nazi Azov battalion members who have been incorporated into the newly formed 'National Guard' in Ukraine. The morning began with a surprise view outside our hote... more »

Does an app do a better job than books and people?

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Sent to the Daily Bulletin, Pomona, CA, April 27, 2016 The Early Learning Literacy App: Is it worth it? Pomona Unified "is helping low-income preschoolers bridge ‘30-million word gap’" (April 24) with a commercial product from Footsteps2 Brilliance, The "Early Learning Literacy App". The app contains stories, songs and games and claims to develop literacy in young children. Not mentioned is the consistent research finding that a print-rich environment with old-fashioned books, people who will read aloud to children, and free time for pleasure reading produces fantastic results in ... more »

And there's more...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
As *Labour suspends three councillors over Israel comments* disappears from the BBC home page and drops ever further down their Politics page, the *Telegraph *now reports that *Labour has secretly suspended 50 members for anti-Semitic and racist comments*: Senior sources reveal that Labour's compliance unit has been swamped by the influx of hard-left supporters following Jeremy Corbyn's election. The suspensions that have been made public so far are said to be just the tip of the iceberg. That's the *Telegraph*'s main headline this mornng. Meanwhile, Melanie Phillips has a powe... more »

Random Thoughts on Donald Trump and the Current Political Scene

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Writing Coffee Shop Thoughts Random Tea - 900] Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right. If what you want from politicians are quick and easy answers, someone is sure to... more »

Whom to Blame for the Rise of Trump?

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rise of Trump Question Marks - 900] Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that bore his name and if Dr. Jekyll had not conducted those experiments in his laboratory, Mr. Hyde would never have emerged to terrorize London. In literature, we know whom to blame for the monsters,... more »

Smoke in Thickwood

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
While there wasn't much visible smoke in my neighbourhood this morning, there certainly was by the time I got home from work this evening. We are experiencing a bit of heat wave here with the mercury in the upper 20's but fortunately, there wasn't much wind. I've seen some pretty dramatic photos of the fire online but it does appear that things are improving from what I've seen. Wolverine Drive near Westview School Wolverine Drive looking east. Wolverine Drive looking west. A couple south-westerly views from the school playground. Looking west from in front of my house.

Surrogacy Is Exploitation — Regulation Will Not Change That

Rachael Wong at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Surrogate, Surrogacy, Pregnancy] From Baby Gammy's Australian parents being cleared of abandoning him in Thailand, to an altruistic surrogacy arrangement in Queensland turned sour, to a Victorian man pleading guilty to sexually abusing his surrogate twins, surrogacy continues to be a hot-button issue... more »

What the Fighting Over Gender Issues Is Really About

Michael Sherrard at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jumbled Letters and Thoughts - 900] Do you ever wonder how rational people could think genderless bathrooms are a good idea? Are you confused about what is happening culturally? Does it make any sense to you that corporations are applying political and economic pressure to reform... more »

President Obama Spoof Retirement Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:** 'I can drink beer at 11.30am and Michelle won’t even know?' President Obama pokes fun at his retirement plans in hilarious spoof video* * Obama played spoof video about his retirement at Correspondents dinner * It showed him wondering what to do when he leaves the White House * He faces difficulty getting a driving license and using Snapchat on a cell * But he is given advice by ex-Speaker John Boehner, who tells him to relax He is set to leave the White House at the end of the year and speculation is mounting about what President Barack Obama will do when he leaves ... more »

The U.S. Tells Pakistan That They Will Have To Pay For The F-16s Themselves

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Pakistani F-16 fighter jets fly past during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood *Reuters*:* U.S. tells Pakistan it will have to fund F-16s itself* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of U.S. F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the U.S. Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them. The U.S. government said in February it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp LMT.N, as well as radar... more »

DCCC Blowing The Trump Advantage With Incomprehensible Recruitment In Latino-Rich Districts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump has certainly been a catalyst for increased voter registration among Hispanics. A national poll of Hispanic voters indicates that Latino voter participation in November is going to break all records and that, overwhelmingly, it's because of animus towards Trump and the Republican Party. What Pete Wilson did for the California Republican Party in 1994 with his viciously anti-Hispanic Prop 187-- which basically made the GOP uncompetitive in most of California-- is what Trump is doing in congressional districts coast to coast. There are 30 congressional districts currently held... more »

DPP: 2 steps forward, 1.9 steps backward Redux

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*When you absolutely, positively, have to cross that river.* *Many DPP leaders linked the goal of democratization directly to the issue of Taiwanese identity and the principle of self-determination (Hu and Chu 1992). Because this subethnic cleavage transcended socioeconomic strata, the DPP consider it an effective counterstrategy to the KMT's broadly based socioeconomic development program. It was also an issue that could unite* tangwai *members of different social and economic interests under a common cause.* -- Bruce Dickson Some of the cleavages within the DPP are starting to ap... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “An Ocean Apart” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfPONyDT_WQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Where is NASA's rover Curiosity going on Mars? Its geographical goals are on the slopes of Mount Sharp, whose peak is seen in the background on the right. A key scientific goal, however, remains to better assess when and where conditions on Mars were once suitable for life, in particular microbial life. To further this goal, Curiosity was directed to cross the rugged terrain of Nautkluft Plateau, visible in the featured image on the foreground left. *Click image for larger size.* Curiosity is crossing toward smoother uphill sites with rocks containing hematite and sulfates, sites t... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.” - Isaiah Berlin

Chet Raymo, “Learning”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Learning”* by Chet Raymo “In the Preface to his lovely book “The Island Within”, about a wilderness island near his home on the coast of Alaska, Rick Nelson writes; "I have recorded my experiences, not as a teacher, certainly not as a thinker, but as a learner who loves his subject as deeply as he loves life itself.” I spent most of my adult life as a "teacher," and I suppose I've done my share of "thinking," but I'd like to think that those activities were means to an end: learning. Certainly, now in retirement I don't consider myself a teacher, and I'd rather ponder someone els... more »

Quote of the Day: How to study history

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Today’s quote comes from a brilliant new novel just out this week by the author of *The Frankenstein Candidate*. I won’t spoil the story for you, but this astute observation on studying history comes near the climax (and gives you just a taste of the novel’s quality): *“History isn’t an Arts subject. It’s an analytical one. “History, said Aristotle, is less interesting than fiction, because fiction tells you what might be, what could be, while history tells us what was. Was he right? Maybe. “But we can ask why. And asking why makes history interesting. Why d... more »

Jesus the ‘Intolerant Bigot’

Matt Barber at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: jesus, christ, statue, christ crucified, crucifixion] "The Gospel of Christ doesn't care about 'tolerance.' It cares about truth." These words caused me to look up from my Bible Gateway app where I was reading along with selected scriptures. Matt Short, missions pastor at One Community Church in Lynchburg, Virginia,... more »

Michael Bloomberg Denounces Safe Spaces at Michigan, Gets Booed

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this video screengrab, Michael Bloomberg gives the commencement address at the University of Michigan on April 30, 2016.] Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the commencement address at the University of Michigan Saturday morning, winning many cheers, and some boos, when he denounced the creation of "safe spaces" on university campuses. "The most important knowledge that you will leave... more »

Vice News Reports On The Ukraine War (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VICE News:* *Shell-Shocked: Ukraine’s Trauma* It's been two years since pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine broke away from the rest of the country, triggering a war that has killed more than 9,000 people, displaced a million civilians, and left entire towns and villages in ruins. Ukraine's government was wholly unprepared for the conflict, and its armed forces had been hollowed out by years of mismanagement even before the fighting began. As a result, Kiev has relied on tens of thousands of inexperienced volunteers to fight the brutal civil war. The country's healthcare s... more »

"Tearing Down to Rebuild: Rethinking Complaining"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Tearing Down to Rebuild: Rethinking Complaining"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we spend all of our time complaining, we are in essence in constant destroy mode rather than building mode. We all know someone who has elevated the process of complaining to a high art. Sometimes funny, sometimes exhausting, these people have the ability to find a problem just about anywhere. In its more evolved form, complaining is simply the ability to see what’s not working, in one’s own life or in the external world, and it can be quite useful if followed to its natural conclusion—finding a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Marines Investigating Claim About Men in Iwo Jima Photo

SCOTT McFETRIDGE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Feb 23, 1945 file photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. The Marine Corps said Monday, May 2, 2016, that it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture. The Marines announced its inquiry more than a year after Eric Krelle, a toy designer from Omaha, Neb., and Stephen Foley, who works at a building supply comp... more »

The Just Death of bin Laden and the European Left’s Self-Condemnation

David Mills at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The news ticker announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011 in New York City. Bin Laden has been killed near Islamabad, Pakistan almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and his body is in possession of the United States.] I'd forgotten I'd written anything about the killing till I saw an item on Facebook posted by the friend I had described in the article. My friend wrote "5 years ago tonight ... Justice” above a picture of New York... more »

Vermont Family to Keep Wood Duck After State Issues Permit

WILSON RING at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Kimberlee Stevens, of Middlesex, Vt., kisses Peep, a 3-year-old wood duck, at her home Monday, May 2, 2016. Stevens' dog found Peep when it was a chick and brought it home. Vermont wildlife officials tried to take Peep away from Stevens, but the state relented after a public outcry. Last week the state issued the family a permit to keep the duck.] MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) -- State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick. Earlier this year, a game warden... more »

Mysterious Bitcoin Founder Revealed. 5 Things Small Government Conservatives Should Know

Joe Carter at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Bitcoins] "Satoshi is dead." With those words, the mystery behind who created Bitcoin came to an end. Or maybe it didn't. Today Craig Steven Wright, a computer scientist with a doctorate in theology from Queensland, Australia, claimed to be the inventor of... more »

Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Early Morning Blockade Disrupts Klamath Salvage Logging Group urges Forest Service to support Karuk Alternative to the Westside Project CONTACT: Kerul Dyer, kerul.dyer@gmail.com HD video and photos available for use at: Youtube: https://youtu.be/zwr_F4-cW6E Photos: https://goo.gl/photos/PhuuuWQeF8FPm89Q8 Please credit photo and video to Stop Westside Coalition SEIAD VALLEY,

Rising East - West Tensions In The Baltics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia - report* NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work. Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States. “The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by th... more »

What Would A Trumpist Foreign Policy Be Like? No One Really Knows... But There Are Some Unfortunate Clues

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Trump keeps going on TV and claiming that foreign policy experts have given his maiden foreign policy speech high grades. As with most of what Trump says, that isn't true. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Trump is a guy who doesn't understand the difference between a business negotiation and a negotiation with sovereign powers (watch the video of him up top on ABC's *This Week* yesterday. "One of the things that worries me," said Gates, "is that he doesn't appear to listen to people. He believes he has all the answers. That he's the smartest man in the room. I've worked ... more »

Study: Biggest Church Attendance Is in Asia and Africa — Not the U.S.

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Yoido_Full_Gospel_Church_2 - 900] Churches with the largest weekly attendance are located in Asia and Africa, a recent Leadership Network study shows. The study was led by Dr. Warren Bird, who’s been researching megachurches since 1991. Bird found that the biggest church attendance -- not... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Looking Rather Steamy

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Fukushima is looking steam this morning: I don't know if the ice wall has anything to do with the level of steam visible but I did observe a DECREASE of the steam that coincided with the activation of the ice wall, as illustrated by my post from April 7, 2016: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/visible-fukushima-emissions-down.html The visible level of steam has been building back up recently. Is it because of leaks in the ice wall? I don't know.... Fukushima plant’s ice wall not watertight, says architect THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 28, 2016 at 18:45 JST http://www.asahi... more »

Leicester must be everyone’s new second team

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
I don’t follow the no-hands game at all, but this story of one of sport’s greatest all-time upsets almost transcends sport: the story of one of soccer’s greatest-ever underdog clubs knocked off some of the highest-paid teams in the highest-paid league in the world – not just over one weekend, but 38! *The Guardian *calls it “The feel good sports story of the millennium.” They could be right. A team from nowhere who started the season as 5000 to 1 outsiders –whose preferred starting line-up this season cost an estimated £22m, more than 10 times cheaper than Manchester City's sta... more »

Sonic Booms Heard Across North England As RAF Scramble Fighter Jets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The loud bangs that were heard in the north of England on Monday evening were sonic booms from Typhoon jets scrambled to identify “an unresponsive civilian aircraft”, the RAF has said. Newcastle Airport confirmed that RAF aircraft escorted a flight operated with an Air France flight code, into the airport earlier this evening: “We can confirm flight AFR1558 from Paris, Charles De Gaulle was escorted into Newcastle Airport by RAF aircraft having lost communication with Air Traffic Control. The aircraft landed safely at 22:23” The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the explosive noises we... more »

The UN makes Taiwan Disappear Again

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
The UN *sigh*. The UN World Tourism Organization created this graphic, which was duly sent around by China Power at CSIS. Based on 2014 data, it is totally wrong -- the number 1 destination for Chinese tourists isn't even shown on this map, because in 2014 it was Taiwan, as J Michael Cole pointed out on Facebook (his latest post at NewsLens). Somebody at CSIS should have noticed... _______________________ [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... more »

How much does a retracted result pollute the field?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
When a paper is retracted, how many other papers in the same field — which either cite the finding or cite other papers that do — are affected? That’s the question examined by a study published in BioMed Central’s new journal, Research Integrity and Peer Review. Using the case of a paper retracted from Nature in 2014, the authors […] The post How much does a retracted result pollute the field? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Venezuela Heading To The Brink Of Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Miami Herald:** Venezuela nearing total “collapse”* * A top International Monetary Fund economist says Venezuela could reach “total economic collapse” in 12-18 months * Judging from similar cases in Latin America, it’s hard to see how President Nicolas Maduro can finish his term in 2019 * Democracies in the region should collectively press Maduro to respect democratic rules, and avoid a military coup. A recent International Monetary Fund report that Venezuela will reach a 720 percent inflation rate this year — the highest in the world — has drawn a lot of media attention, but what... more »

Bill Bonner, "At The Ranch: “Our Left Arm Was Covered With Bruises and Blood”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Our Left Arm Was Covered With Bruises and Blood”* by Bill Bonner GUALFIN, Argentina – “What happened to you?” Elizabeth noticed that our left arm was covered with bruises and blood. “I don’t know. It could have come from working with the cows… or from when I rode the horse into quicksand.” By the time you read this, later today, we’ll be on our way back to civilization, or at least to France. We drive back to Salta… fly to Buenos Aires… and then to Paris. This year, we could only spend a few short weeks at the ranch. Our visit was squeezed in between various obligations – wedding... more »

"We Must Marvel..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In our society, confidence leads to knowledge- which leads to power- which leads to pride- which leads to a fear of seeming ignorant- which constricts learning like an iron vise. We must understand that confidence is a blessing, for it is the embodiment of self-love, and through it we find the fuel for innovation and progress. We must realize that ignorance is merely the opportunity to learn more. And lastly, we must marvel rather than groan at the fact that there will always be more to learn... Only then will we be free of the intellectual prisons we have so readily caged ourselve... more »

Capitalism versus the Philosophers

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Philosopher Stephen Hicks discusses how philosophers confront, or avoid, the issue of economic freedom. Stephen Hicks is a Canadian-American philosopher who teaches at Rockford University, Illinois, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. Hicks is the author of *Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault*, which argues that postmodernism is best understood as a rhetorical strategy of far-left intellectuals and academics in response to the failure of socialism and communism. French intellectual entrepreneur G... more »

Putin Makes Sudden Law Enforcement Change

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Vladimir Putin has carried out a major reshuffling of Russia’s law enforcement to grasp a stronger hold on power, according to a Financial Times report. In the sudden reshuffle, Putin dismissed eight senior law enforcement officials and promoted twelve others who are viewed as Putin loyalists Business Insider UK reports: The reshuffle was first announced on the presidential website on Saturday as an official decree. Among those promoted in the reshuffle, the FT notes, are Alexei Kudrin, who has been a longtime Putin confidant, as well as Igor Krasnov, an investigator into t... more »

Kiwi Freediver Breaks Own World Record

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
British born New Zealander William Trubridge has broken his own world record for diving to a depth of 400 feet in the Bahamas. The amazing feat was achieved in four minutes and 24 seconds with just a minor hiccup. A tag came loose on the athletes leg during ascent causing him minor concern and increased heart rate. The Daily Mail reports: William Trubridge, 35, achieved his 16th world record break at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, despite encountering problems on his way back to the surface. During his descent the diver managed to reach his target in two minutes and 15 seconds bu...more »

The Science isn't settled!

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Note the lack of correlation between temperature and CO2In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to... more »

Left-Wing Psychiatrist Refutes Common Claim That Our Prisons are Stuffed With Harmless Pot Smokers

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Smoking Pot Marijuana - 900] Are masses of harmless Americans being locked up for simple drug possession, even just marijuana possession? This is a favorite talking point of many liberals pushing for sentencing reform, and even of libertarian Republicans such as Rand Paul. I have... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Osama bin Laden, left, with al-Qaeda's new leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in 2001. Bin Laden's death in 2011 was a symbolic defeat for the group, but it has continued to expand and strike allegiances with jihadist groups around the world. (Reuters) *Lucas Powers, CBC News*: *Al-Qaeda still 'very dangerous' 5 years after Osama bin Laden's death* *Extremist group is likely to outlast its rival ISIS, experts on terror groups say* Five years ago today, elite U.S. special forces soldiers raided a walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and ended history's most intense manhunt. The death... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 2 , 2016 ) Overview For Monday ( 1. Markets - Yen / Nikkei Correlation Chart , Japan's Abe Sends Up Flare For Help To G-7 On "Flexible Budget Rules " . 2. S&P 500 Charts { S&P Sales Growth YoY & S&P Operating Earnings YoY. } 3. Draghi Explains NIRP Consequences to German Savers. 4. Spain - Journalist / Media Strikes , Political State Of Play. 5. Refugee Crisis / Economic Migration / Border Security - Items For Monday. 6. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets....... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 38m 38 minutes ago When you put all of your eggs into debasing your currency, you better make sure it keeps going down. $JPY $NIKK *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago ABE: G-7 MUST HELP WORLD ECONOMY WITH `FLEXIBLE' BUDGET RULES. Japan won't do anything without G-7/20 preapproval first *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 11h 11 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Pedro da Costa There's a sense of anxiety spreading in the public about the fact the BOJ is implementing these abnormal policies," fred walton ad... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "5 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: Fiorina Terrifies Children Nationwide"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"5 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week: * *Fiorina Terrifies Children Nationwide"* Glenn Beck's Cheeto faceplant was not to be missed. By Janet Allon "The week was overflowing with right-wing idiocy mixed with a generous dollop of buffoonery. As Trump’s inevitability grew stronger, he launched his sexist Hillary-bashing campaign in earnest. He also very presidentially described John Kasich’s eating habits as “disgusting,” one of his favorite adjectives, and one we can expect him to employ frequently about Clinton if, say, she has the audacity to eat or have a body. Then there was Carl... more »

May 2: Double-talk in the news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Elie Wiesel's story of his early childhood in the Buchenwald death camp, of how the people around him, including his own family, were starved, brutalized and murdered is the most moving book I have ever read. It's called "Night". The New York Times called it a 'terrifying book'. It's actually somehing even worse than that. That's why the story below, from "Haaretz" came as a shock to me. Unfortunately, the story doesn't tell us nearly enough to get the meaning of all this. One of the most terrible parts is Wiesel's reference to countries that knew what was happening to Jews long be... more »

Earth Like Planets Discovered Near Dwarf Star

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Astronomers have discovered three Earth-like planets orbiting in the “habitable zone” of a small and faint dwarf star, 40 light-years from Earth. Sputnik reports: Three exoplanets resembling Earth have been discovered orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star dubbed TRAPPIST-1, an international group of astronomers said in the interdisciplinary scientific journal Nature on Monday. We may have discovered the best place to search for life beyond the Solar System!#megascience #TRAPPIST #LaSilla https://t.co/Fzqyy0ecrl — ESO (@ESO) May 2, 2016 “We report observations of three short-period Eart... more »

Clinton Heads to Coal Country After Promising to Put Miners Out of Work

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to steelworkers in Ashland, Ky., on Monday, May 2, 2016.] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heads to coal country Monday to begin a two-day tour of the region just weeks after promising to "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." Clinton will travel through Kentucky, West... more »

China Detains & Harasses Parents Protesting Tainted Vaccines

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Angry Chinese parents who congregated at Beijing’s National Health and Family Planning Commission to protest a vaccine scandal that emerged in March, have complained of intimidation and arbitrary arrest by security officials. The citizens of China have demanded answers after an illegal vaccine ring was discovered by the government in April 2015, which had been operating since 2011 and had distributed $88 million worth of dangerous vaccines to the public. Dozens of parents whose children were harmed by the tainted or improperly stored vaccines have filed lawsuits in Beijing as protes... more »

Antisemitism, Facebook and the BBC

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
I must be getting old. Whenever I see Chris Cook on Newsnight I immediately think: why is that little boy pretending to be a reporter? People used to say the same thing about policemen - that they seem to be getting younger. Funny, you don’t hear that these days. (I suppose it’s because you hardly ever see policemen, except on T.V., when they’re either actors or middle aged men reading out statements following some kind of corruption scandal) I digress. It was interesting to see that Chris Cook has uploaded the full version of his interview with Howard Jacobson onto Facebook. (We sa... more »

For Accelerationism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
What does radical politics in the 21st century look like? The internet has projected onto a wider canvas a rerun of America's culture wars. Partying hard since the late 1980s, postmodern self-theorised subject positions face off against self-theorised subject positions in battles for recognition and cultural space *vis a vis* each other rather than those who hold economic and political power. Related to this is the resurgence of a radically-tinged liberal feminism, a movement so varied and inchoate that prominent activists can challenge sexism and male violence one day, and collec... more »

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP*: *US launches bid to save Syria truce* Geneva (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country's second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was premature to promise success. The top US diplomat gave some of his most downbeat comments yet after meeting the United Nations ...more »

Zodiac Killer: "I am Most Definitely Not Ted Cruz"

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
The mysterious Zodiac Killer who terrorized northern California in the late 60's to early 70's finally broke a more than four decades-long silence by proclaiming on social media that, "I am most definitely not Ted Cruz." The as yet captured serial killer took to his social media accounts to fiercely denounce the internet meme that the junior Senator from Texas and Donald Trump's chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination and the Zodiac are one because, he claims "it tarnishes the legacy of the Zodiac." Zodiac, who always begins his rants with, "This is the ... more »

Watch: Ted Cruz Confronts Trump Supporter

Fox Business at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ted Cruz with trump Supporters - 900]

Lakota Youth Battles Dirty Coal in Australia

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
U.S. Indigenous Youth travels to Australia to Call Attention to Climate Justice Joseph White Eyes, Cheyenne River Lakota By Indigenous Environmental Network Censored News SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia’s first Indigenous youth led climate network, SEED, hosted the 'Protect Country' Climate Justice Summit in Sydney April 29 -- May 2, 2016. This summit culminated in an

What’s Up With WhatsApp In Brazil? Judge Orders Outage

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
WhatsApp has been blocked across Brazil for three days. A judge has ordered the Facebook-owned chat service to be suspended from the internet after the popular messaging app refused to hand over encrypted data to the Brazilian government. CNET reports: This isn’t the first time WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion, has clashed with authorities in Brazil. In December, a judge ordered the shutdown of WhatsApp from the country for two days after not complying with a criminal investigation, but the ruling was overturned the next day. In March, a Facebook executive was ...more »

Review of Jay Mathews' "Work Hard, Be Nice"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
An earlier post linking my review to Jay Mathews' tribute to KIPP got lost in the ether somehow. So here is the link to "The KULT of KIPP: An Essay Reiew" published at *Education Review* in 2009.

Turkey To Be Given Visa-Free Travel To Europe (Plus Ukraine, Kosovo, And Georgia)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Turkish Gendarme officer detains a man believed to be a smuggler as Syrian refugees who are prevented from sailing off for the Greek island of Lesbos by dinghies wait in the background near a beach in the western Turkish coastal town of Dikili, Turkey, March 5, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *The Telegraph*: *75 million Turks on course for visa-free travel in EU, despite not meeting key targets in refugee swap deal* Turkey is on course to be handed visa-free travel to the European Union for its 75 million citizens, despite not meeting a series of key targets. On Wednesday the European... more »

How Democrats Got To Where They Are Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In her cautiously sympathetic review of Thomas Frank's hot new book, Listen Liberal-- What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People, Yale History Professor Beverly Gage wrote that his "most famous book, *What’s the Matter With Kansas?* (2004), argued that Republicans had duped the white working class by pounding the table on social issues while delivering tax cuts for the rich." In the new, it's the Democratic Party elites who have duped the working class-- white, black, brown and whomever. Liberals may be experiencing mixed emotions these days. The prospect of a Trump presidenc... more »

Original sin watch: Sanders supporter complains to Josh!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016Those People are dumb, genius says:* Josh Marshall has posted an email from a Sanders supporter who feels the game has been rigged against Sanders. This is his or her first example: EMAILER (5/2/16): I know you’re not in love with Hillary, I’ve read your site daily since you started and I know you have deep reservations about Hilary, so I’m not coming from a place of saying you’re in the tank for her. But I do think you ignore some huge factors. One is the degree to which all those super delegates picking Hillary early on and thereby making her the front runner... more »

Donald Trump Accuses China Of Trade 'Rape'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*IBTimes*: *Donald Trump Says China Must Not Be Allowed To ‘Rape’ The US* Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday likened America’s trade deficit with China to "rape," accusing the Asian nation of “the greatest theft in the history of the world.” Trump, who is currently leading the GOP nomination race by a wide margin, was speaking at a rally in Indiana ahead of the state’s critical, and potentially decisive, primary later this week. “We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing,” Trump said. “We're going to turn it around... more »

The Americans Are Coming! The Americans Are Coming!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Historic U.S. cruise docks in Havana* Havana (CNN)The first cruise in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba docked in Havana Monday. The Adonia's arrival in Havana marks the first stop on a historic, seven-day voyage that signals closer ties between the United States and its communist-run neighbor. The boat set sail from Miami on Sunday as salsa music played and protesters picketed nearby. Standing beside Cuban and American flags, the cruise manager touted the journey as "the beginning of a new era." *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Here is an easy prediction .... more »

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: US Is Main Enemy, ‘Zionist Regime’ A Close Second

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, August 30, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Hamid Forootan/ISNA *Times of Israel*: *Khamenei: US is main enemy, ‘Zionist regime’ a close second* *In meeting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad chief, Iranian supreme leader says ‘defending Palestine’ is ‘defending Islam’* Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday that the United States is the Middle East’s main enemy, with the “Zionist regime” a close second. Speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Sunday with the head of P... more »

Islamic State Attacks Are Increasing As They Lose Territory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
BBC *Reuters*: *Islamic State boosts attacks in response to territorial losses: IHS* Islamic State attacks have increased this year, particularly in Iraq and Syria as the group responds to substantial territorial losses, a U.S.-based analysis firm IHS said on Sunday. There were 891 attacks during the first quarter of 2016 in neighbors Iraq and Syria, more than in any three-month period since the militants' sweeping advance in mid-2014, IHS said in a new report. Those attacks killed 2,150 people, a 44 percent rise over the previous three months and the highest quarterly toll in ne... more »

Can Moqtada al-Sadr Take Down Iraq’s Government?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Khalid Al Mousily/Reuters *Michael Weiss and Abdulla Hawez, Daily Beast*: *How Moqtada al-Sadr Could Take Down Iraq’s Government* Supporters of the powerful Shia cleric stormed Baghdad’s parliament, leaving legislators quivering in the basement and Iraq on the edge of political chaos. BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Hussain Jassim refused to leave the Green Zone, once considered the impenetrable citadel at the heart of Baghdad, until his leader Muqtada al-Sadr ordered him to do so. “We have entered parliament and we have broken it’s prestige in front of people because they are thieves, they dese... more »

The Flying Edsel

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
Lately, Michael Harris has turned his sights on military equipment -- its sale and purchase. When it comes to those Saudi armored vehicles, he says, there's a skunk in the woodpile. And a familiar stench is beginning to arise -- again -- over the F-35. Over at the Ministry of Defense, the word is that the purchase of the F-35 is still under consideration -- despite Justin Trudeau's promise that it was dead. Harris writes: This is an issue in which Justin Trudeau either earns his wings as a new type of politician, or he ditches in the same sea of double-talk that swallowed up his ... more »

Nationally Ranked School Counters Complaint of Transgender Discrimination

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Elementary Classroom, Teacher, Teaching, Students, Education] A nationally recognized charter school in Minnesota is fighting a complaint filed by the parents of a transgender kindergartner who allege the school enabled discrimination against their child. Nova Classical Academy administrators said they will deny the allegations, filed last... more »

‘Thank You for Your Service': How One Organization Is Looking Out for Military Kids

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Our Military Kids] Every Saturday, Jihee Ewart's three sons, Logan, Scott and Ryan fight for a spot in front of the computer in their Leesburg, Va., home, where they patch through a connection on Skype. Half a world away on a military base... more »

International Planned Parenthood Working Hand in Hand with the Coercive Population Control Machine in China

Reggie Littlejohn at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: China press conference - 900] A National Protest of Planned Parenthood was held Saturday, April 23. Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, spoke at the protest site in Concord, Calif., She detailed her conviction that, posturing as a champion of "choice" in the US, International Planned Parenthood's... more »

Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Denounce Hamas & Hezbollah

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The British Labour Party leader has rejected calls to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah while vowing to continue talking to the two groups. Jeremy Corbyn refused to denounce the groups in the wake of calls from Jewish leaders, the Israeli Ambassador and members of his own party to distance himself from those with anti-Semitic views. A statement from Corbyn’s spokesperson said he would continue to engage such groups, denying that doing so was tantamount to an endorsement. Press TV reports: On Monday, Israel’s opposition leader Tzipi Livni said that Britain should condemn “anti-Semitism fo... more »

Dresser Planter and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities for Toddlers

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party]Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. While that link up was focused on social media networks, this NEW and improved link up is co-hosted by some of my favorite blog buddies and features #BloggersGetSocial! Bloggers Get Social is a network and accountability group, and I created it with the hopes of bringing new and veteran bloggers together to collaborate on their goals. With this link up, we ... more »

Weekly Dinner Menu #15

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
Don't know what to fix this week? We have you covered with 7 great dinners and a dessert! [image: Weekly Menu Dinner Plan] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Hostess Image] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker Liz On Call – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – Organized Island Sunday Beef Stir Fry with Vegetables [image: Beef-Stir-Fry-650x434] Monday Meatball Soup [image: Meatball-Soup-3] Tuesday Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese [image: buffalo-chicken-mac-and-cheese-1-500x1228] Wednesday Chicken Parmesan [image: Bertolli-Chicken-Parmes... more »

Labour’s Bank Holiday Timeline per Guido Fawkes - What connects these three?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Labour councillor Ilyas Aziz Labour councillor Salim Mulla Labour councillor Shah Hussain More details here at Guido Fawkes and links, but obviously not on the pro Labour BBC. Now if only I could work out what factors link these three... Labour Party members - yes Labour Party councillors - yes But I think there's another common factor that I just can't put my finger on... Something that might cause them to harbour antisemitic views...

The might of the pen

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
May I recommend a recent article on Gatestone by Richard Kemp and Jasper Reid. Why? Because it covers all the bases, from A (for antisemitism) to Z (for Zionism.) It’s a must-read. Here are two excerpts that have particular resonance for this blog. Recognizing their collective inability to eliminate Jews from their historic homeland by force, the Arabs have waged a pernicious and all-pervading propaganda war to demonize the Jewish State. Their lies have included the blatant falsehoods that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are illegal under international law; that the Isra... more »

Was Prince Killed by the Illuminati for His Message of Love and Peace?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - The ‘facts’ surrounding Prince Roger Nelson’s death are astonishing.

Pt 2 Iraq's Maidan Spring- Order out of Chaos/ Washington Must Decide!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
There will be a 3rd part. I'm trying to keep these to readable lengths :) *Very briefly reiterating:* The protests that occurred in Iraq a couple of days ago, we’re NOT new protests. Nor was this the first time the protests had taken place in and around the Green Zone. Protests have been taking place since at least March of 2016.* So, why did the war mongering media decide to report on these repeating protests, at this specific time?* *1.The US and company need the cover of chaos to create the new order2.The illusion of a central government in a unified Iraq is no longer necess... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Economy: "Very Big Correction for All Markets Coming- Alasdair Macleod"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Very Big Correction for All Markets Coming- Alasdair Macleod"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial expert Alasdair Macleod says the most important economic news concerns the U.S. dollar. Macleod explains, “I think the most important point is actually the dollar has turned. The panic move into the dollar by miners and producers of raw material was driving the dollar up. That has now ceased. China has now started buying those raw materials, base metals, oil and so on and so forth. So, the result is the commodity crisis is over. That, actually, is the biggest driver of the dol... more »

Christians' Hour

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
...with Giles Fraser If you've not read it yet, there's a thought-provoking piece by Theo Hobson at the *Spectator *making the case against the BBC that the corporation's heavy (left-liberal) secular bias makes it consign Christian voices "to the margins". The BBC, Theo argues, gives us evangelical feminism (*Woman's Hour*) and evangelical science (*The Infinite Monkey Cage*) - plus plenty of evangelical arts programmes too - but goes all 'anxious' and 'nervous' when dealing with religion. He wants the BBC to balance *Woman's Hour *(an hour for feminists) with, maybe, a *Christi... more »

Country Stars Plan to Continue Playing in North Carolina

NICOLE EVATT at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line pose with their award for group/duo in the press room at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at the Forum on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif.] INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians’ boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but... more »

Invention watch: Dowd spreads Trump's invented fake fact!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016The way elections are lost:* Yesterday, Maureen Dowd affirmed Donald Trump's invented fact. She did so in a column which appeared on the front page of the New York Times' Sunday Review. It was a very high-profile piece. This was part of her column: DOWD (5/1/16): The prime example of commander-in-chief judgment Trump offers is *the fact that, like Obama, he thought the invasion of Iraq was a stupid idea.* [...] You can actually envision a foreign policy debate between Trump and Clinton that sounds oddly like the one Obama and Clinton had in 2008, with Trump ... more »

Dreams, Timelines and Parallel Worlds

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - Virtually one third of our lives are spent in the sleeping state.

CawRANT Events #23

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*CawRANT Events #23* It's another gorgeous sunny day on the West Coast. Only a few, occasional chemtrails criss-cross the sky. Yesterday was perfect for pulling the boat out of the water and giving it a thorough cleaning and hull painting. Back into the water today with a new prop. Should be out in the garden but blog duty calls...so time for a *RANT!* *Canadian News Update* I like to start with Canadian News first. There's an update *on the CN Railway Fire near Mayerthorpe, Alberta that I reported on last week. *The son of a former mayor of Mayerthorpe...who worked part time... more »

Ecologists pull paper on how climate change affects moths after model mixup

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Ecologists have retracted a paper published only months ago in Science Advances, after realizing that they had misinterpreted a climate model. The October paper examined the effects of climate change on populations of 155 species of British moths and butterflies. According to a press release from the authors’ institution, the University of York: Using data collected […] The post Ecologists pull paper on how climate change affects moths after model mixup appeared first on Retraction Watch.

NATO Starts Joint Military Drills With Estonia, Near Russian Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NATO states are sending around 1,500 troops to participate in Estonia’s largest military drills which have been dubbed Spring Storm. Approximately 6,000 servicemen in total will be playing war games right on Russia’s doorstep despite Moscow’s repeated warnings of provocation. Russia Today reports: The country’s largest training exercise this year, comprising approximately 6,000 military personnel, including 1,500 allied soldiers, will run from May 2 to May 20, Estonian military said in a statement. The maneuvers are set to take place in Tartu, Võru and Põlva counties in Southeast Es...more »

The Oil Crises Of The 1970s

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Oil companies and other fossil fuel producers have been coming under increasing attack recently, whether subpoenas from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, or stranded asset threats from Mark Carney. They all have the same purpose, to discourage companies from investing further in developing oil resources and wind down […]

Iranian General: ISIS Is Fake, Designed To Smear Islam

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that the U.S. is using ISIS to tarnish the image of Islam. Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami believes that the U.S. led coalition against the Islamic State is completely fake. The Daily Caller reports: Salami said at a ceremony in Tehran the existence of ISIS is nothing more than a U.S. attempt to tarnish the reputation of Islam, which the West deems necessary because its own population is converting to Islam en masse, reports FARS News, an Iranian news agency with ties to the government. Salami noted in Br... more »

ASD Information Not on Basecamp Radar

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
‪Schools Matter: *ASD* Crosses Halfway Mark to Certain Failure ‪Dec 8, 2015 *...* Vanderbilt Peabody has just released a research paper that examines the awful performance of *ASD* schools in Memphis, Nashville, and ... ‪www.schoolsmatter.info ‪Schools Matter: *ASD* Schools Still at Rock Bottom ‪Apr 5, 2016 *...* Of the 11 Memphis schools that have been in the *ASD* the longest, all 11 are still in the bottom 10 percent — including three in the bottom 1 ... ‪www.schoolsmatter.info ‪Schools Matter: Memphis Schools Matter: Details on *ASD's* Rigged *...* ‪Jan 5, 2016 *...* Memphis ... more »

Cruz Fights for Indiana as Trump Eyes Knockout

THOMAS BEAUMONT & Steve Peoples at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Cruz rally - 900] OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) -- Ted Cruz’s conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP’s primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as... more »

Court Takes Child From Mother After She Mentions Chemtrails At School

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Boulder, Colorado judge has removed a child from her mother’s care because the mother believes chemtrails are being sprayed into the atmosphere, court documents reveal. Boulder Judge D.D. Mallard told Becca Vandb that ‘99% of people would know those are just contrails,’ and said that she is ‘so immersed in a fringe subculture’ that ‘she is a danger to her daughter.’ ‘I can now only see my daughter with a social security worker standing over me taking notes, and the judge said this was so that if I mention chemtrails they would put a stop to that.’ Becca pointed out that there have... more »

The Nortorious Bettie Page

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The Nortorious Bettie Page movie Bettie Page and Tempest Storm in Teaserama

Now thats a Jet Engine

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
[image: screen_shot_2016 04 28_at_11.00.52_am_1024] Its diameter is bigger than a 737 airplane. Engines are racing ahead but the planes seem to remain the same. Death to the tube!

Politico: Less than 1% of the Hillary Victory Fund Benefited State Parties

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Cenk Uygur explains what everyone knows but no one like Chris Cuomo can say out loud. "Of course she's corrupt. They're all corrupt because the system is corrupt." (Note: Cenk is way too kind to Cuomo in this clip, who's not that dumb. He's just well paid to appear so.) * *by Gaius Publius* According to Politico, of the $60 million raised by and for the Hillary Victory Fund, a PAC jointly controlled by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, less than 1% of the money raised ended up benefiting state Democratic parties. Why does this matter? Because Clinton has been touting fr... more »

Unearthly Adventure Comics #251 - Red Knight Over Port Henry

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
With a cover-date of February 1958 and on newsstands in December of 1957, Unearthly Adventure Comics #251 is regarded as that title's first Silver Age entry. Generally considered to have been written in reaction to the recent Sputnik space launch, it featured exciting new characters such as a robot space probe and an atomic man. As a reminder to the mystical tales it was best known for in the 30s and 40s it also featured a mystical sorceress and an immortal descendant of Greek Titans. Cast of Characters - Robert Builder/The Atomizer - Reporter for the Port Henry Times-H... more »

Three Labour Party councillors suspended today, so far, but there's clearly no problem with antisemitism in the Labour Party

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Guido Fawkes Guidi Fawkes has now reported on three Labour Party councillors being suspended today. If one UKIP councillor is suspended for making a racist remark against Muslims then the BBC will happily cast aspersions that UKIP is institutionally racist. Three Labour Party councillors suspended for making what most would see as antisemitic remarks and the BBC are desperately trying to hold the line that these are isolated incidents and that the Labour Party doesn't have a antisemitism problem. There are local elections on Thursday the BBC will keep this matter as quiet as po... more »

BBC (not) Trending

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
As pointed out in the comments section of another post, another intriguing editorial choice made by the BBC is to ignore the very widely-reported story about Ntokozo Qwabe, the man who began the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, gloating about doing "something so black and wonderful" and making a white waitress cry (which, I'm guessing, most reasonable people would agree is as clear a case of racist bullying as you could dread to hear). I first read about it at the *Spectator. *but the *Times, *the* Daily Mirror, *the* Independent *(twice)*, *the* Daily Mail*,* Metro, *the *Daily Expres... more »

More on the so-called shortage of computer science grads: Hal Salzman

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
A petition to the US Congress, signed by Zuckerberg, Gates and others, for more computer science education is based on their claim of a huge shortage of computer science grads, which I have contested ( http://skrashen.blogspot.com/2016/05/are-there-really-500000-computer-jobs.html ) Hal Salzman (Rutgers University) sent me his conclusion, from his statement from his testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, 25 February 2016 at the hearing on "The Impact of High-Skilled Immigration on U.S. Workers." http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3474CXX "Current g... more »

Baghdad Protesters Leave Green Zone But Vow To Keep Up Pressure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Iraq Protesters Leave Baghdad Green Zone on Cleric’s Order* BAGHDAD — After a day of sleeping, praying and even swimming in the Green Zone, the government citadel historically off limits to ordinary Iraqis, protesters began leaving Sunday evening on orders from the man who had sent them: Moktada al-Sadr, the influential Shiite cleric. In a statement issued from the holy city of Najaf in southern Iraq, Mr. Sadr directed his followers to leave the Green Zone in an orderly fashion, to chant for Iraq and not a sect, and to help clean the space they had occupied. A... more »

Bernie Sanders To Fight On Till Convention

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders has made it clear that the fight for the nomination ain’t over till it’s over at the Democratic National Convention in July. Bernie Sanders was leading the race in delegates till the last Super Tuesday votes, when the lead went to Hillary Clinton. Up until that point Hillary was leading in total delegates if you count in the super delegates, something the biased media had been doing to falsely present the contest as over and Hillary the presumptive nominee. Besides all the shenanigans by the media and some voting irregularities ... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
RED-X. SIX NATIONS SAGEOSITY Posted on May 2, 2016 Mohawk Nation News  MNN. May 2, 2016. The Mad Bear Women of the East sent Red-X from the 5th dimension to Osweken to help resolve some mysteries there. He arrived from the west where the sun never sleeps on his silver eagle and landed on the roof of the GREAT Building above HDI.Using rotino’shonni diplomacy, he asked “What’s this otah

El Nino Update

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Just a brief El Nino update. El Nino conditions have continued to weaken during April, with negative SSTs appearing in the East Pacific. Below the surface as well cold water is taking over. Most models are now predicting transition to neutral conditions by June, […]

Images From the Orthodox Easter

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this photo taken with long time exposure, Orthodox believers walk with candles during Easter midnight mass at a church in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, May 1, 2016.] Orthodox Easter was celebrated Sunday from Russia to Iraq, Macedonia to Manhattan. Sadly, the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection was marred in New York by a fire which destroyed the historic Serbia Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, only hours after the completion... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks To Extend Syrian Truce To Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times: **Talks Seek to Extend Fragile Syrian Truce to Northern City of Aleppo* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that negotiations were underway to extend a fragile cease-fire agreement in Syria to the embattled northern city of Aleppo, which has been nearly torn apart by a surge of violence in recent weeks. Mr. Kerry was in Geneva to meet with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem of Syria; Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia; the United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura; and other officials. “We’re getting closer ... more »

Virginia GOP Lawmakers to Sue Over Felons’ Voting Rights

Alanna Durkin Richer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 23: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at a rally in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia on Friday October 23, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans said that they have hired an...more »

Macchiarini did not obtain necessary ethics approvals, says Swedish Research Council

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini did not apply for the necessary ethics approval to perform the pioneering transplants he’s known for, according to the Swedish Research Council. Chief Legal Counsel Anna Hörnlund, who wrote a letter in this week’s The Lancet, says Macchiarini’s work needed to obtain ethical approval from one of six regional ethical review boards, as required by […] The post Macchiarini did not obtain necessary ethics approvals, says Swedish Research Council appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Growing List Of Celebrities Speaking Out About Chemtrails/Geoengineering

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Cassius Kamarampi* - Celebrities are using their notoriety to speak out about chemtrails.

Man Claiming To Be Bitcoin Inventor Steps Out Of The Shadows

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The true Satoshi Nakamoto has briefly stepped out of the shadows taking credit for Bitcoin before quickly retreating back into it. The creator of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has revealed himself to the world. Australian Craig Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous inventor of Bitcoin. The digital asset has unique properties that can revolutionize barter in the modern age of the internet and global trade. It comes with security features, decentralized control and a ledger system that should make unaccountability redundant. The latter is called the Block Chain, that has p... more »

Japan a dead nation walking

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The horror the horror.

Visa free travel for Turkies

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The Kurdish population of Turkey can now arrive at any Euro border and claim refugee status. Its insane.

This is how lefty libtards act...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*they just can't help themselves.* Foul, vile, and disgusting. *First up:* From Youtube: Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign and allied groups encourage and often pay for these kinds of so-called "protests." Note they are holding signs that say, "No Hate," while they shriek, "F--- Trump," in addition to a sign that says, "F--- You Puto." "Puto" means "f-ggot whore" in Spanish. Also notice the Mexican flag-waving. Another sign reads "Brown Pride." What would the media reaction be to a sign that said "White Pride"? Why is "brown pride" good but not white pride? The news media, whic... more »

NATO Wants To Set-Up A Cold War-Style Hotline With Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks on the phone onboard a helicopter in August 2015. Communication has broken down between East and West amid heightened tensions in Ukraine. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters) *Brian Stewart, CBC*: *Cold War-style hotline proposed as tension between East-West rises in Ukraine* NATO chief calls for Cold War-style hotline as fighting escalates with Russian-backed rebels. You can tell tension has risen to a very serious state of jitters when NATO feels the need for Cold War-style hotlines with Moscow to prevent sudden, armed clashe... more »

Spying On Russia's Pacific Submarine Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Click on Image to Enlarge* Image from FAS *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat:* *Russia Intercepts US Aircraft (Maybe) Spying on Moscow’s Newest Ballistic Missile Sub* *A Russian MiG-31 intercepted a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime patrol aircraft in Northeast Asia on April 21.* Russia scrambled one of its fighter jets to intercept a U.S. spy plane off the Kamchatka Peninsula on April 21 flying within 50 feet of the U.S. aircraft, Bill Gertz over at the Washington Free Beacon reports. “On April 21, a U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol reconnaissance aircraft flying a routine mission in internatio... more »

Labour Party Suspends Two Councilors For Anti-Israel Posts On Facebook

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Two labour party councilors have been suspended for comments deemed anti-Semitic that were posted on social media two years ago. A party source said an investigation will be carried out into the comments made by both men. Ilyas Aziz, a Nottingham City councilor and a Blackburn councillor, Salim Mullawas were both suspended after controversial comments were found on their Facebook pages. In a post, from 2014, Mr Mulla shared footage allegedly showing a Palestinian boy being arrested with a comment from the councillor saying: “Apartheid at its best. Zionist Jews are a disgrace to hum... more »

KIPP's Feinberg and Levin $alaries

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The 2013 990s for KIPP Houston and KIPP Foundation show that no excuses non-profit charter schools can provide a fabulous level of personal income for the various chiefs in charge of these billion dollar enterprises. Don't feel bad for Mike Feinberg, who is paid much less by the KIPP Foundation than David Levin. Feinberg also pays himself out of KIPP Houston's account, which is the second chart below. Click to enlarge. Note: Richard Barth, who was paid $426,457 is married to Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America.

Better living through Chemistry

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
[image: The BMW i3 has been given an update to keep its range figures up with the ...] Now with 124 mile range on a single charge The BMW I3 is the car of the future you can buy today. We should double decker car trains traveling over 200kph replacing the morning commute. Cars like the I3 and E Smart would qualify and be charged along the way.

EINSTEIN'S OWN WORDS: Still hazy after all these years!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016Part 4—The case of the hundred-year fail:* Not to boast, but we constitute the target audience for Albert Einstein's brief book. The book appeared in 1916; it was aimed at general readers. In his preface, Einstein explained who the book was for. One hundred years later, we meet his basic criteria: "The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical a... more »

Southeast Asia Must Not "Compromise" With Terrorists and Traitors

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*May 2, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - So-called Thai "academic" Thitinana Pongsudhirak of Chulalongkorn University in a Bangkok Post op-ed titled, "Thailand lags as Myanmar gains ground," attempts to convince readers that Myanmar is an example for Southeast Asia to follow, while Thailand is in reverse. Thitinan's simplistic analysis is based on the most superficial metrics one can observe. Myanmar had "elections," so therefore Thitinan concludes functioning and fair "democracy" must exist. The US and Europe hailed the ascension of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to power, the... more »

Just one word:3D plastics

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The Future. [image: The 3D printing used to simplify the Atlas robot (second from the left) has military applications]

Zerohedge: Another "Conspiracy Theory" Confirmed: ECB Finds Widespread Trading On Leaked Inside Information

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-02/another-conspiracy-theory-confirmed-ecb-finds-pervasive-trading-inside-information-a *Another "Conspiracy Theory" Confirmed: ECB Finds Widespread Trading On Leaked Inside Information * Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/02/2016 10:21 -0400 *"information of many macroeconomic announcements **is known by some market participants in advance* - European Central Bank Remember when it was merely another conspiracy theory that "some" traders "trade" (with zero risk) with the benefit of leaked material non-public information? As of moments ag... more »

Zerohedge: Deutsche Bank Has Systemic Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing And Sanctions Problems: UK Regulator

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Deutsche Bank Has Systemic MoneyLaundering, Terrorist Financing And Sanctions Problems: UK Regulator* Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/01/2016 20:01 -0400 Just two days after Deutsche Bank fired the head of its "integrity committee", Georg Thoma who had been originally tasked with clearing up the bank's past scandals, because according to DB's vice chairman Alfred Herling, Thoma had been "overzealous" and "goes too far when he demands ever wider investigations and more and more lawyers come marching up", today the UK financial watchdog agency FCA announced that Germany's biggest ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice Of America*: *As Death Toll In Aleppo Grows, Kerry Reports Progress on Syria Cease-Fire* LONDON—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is “getting closer to a place of understanding” on restarting a cease-fire in Syria that includes the largest city, Aleppo, where the death toll from air strikes continued to mount Monday. Kerry met with his Saudi counterpart in Geneva early Monday in a bid to rescue a U.S.-Russian-brokered cease-fire that has nearly collapsed as Syrian forces pound Aleppo with air strikes, inflicting heavy civilian casualties. *Read more* .... *MIDDL... more »

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