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Push To Fire Chief of SFPD Continues As Hunger Strike Enters Day 14

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 minutes ago
*Three of the Frisco5, Ike Pinkston, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo as they approach San Francisco's City Hall flanked by supporters* *- by Denise Sullivan* "We won," said Maria Cristina Gutierrez, from the steps of San Francisco's city hall on Tuesday afternoon. Gutierrez, her fellow hunger strikers, the Frisco 5 (Ilyich "Equipto" Sato, Sellassie Blackwell, Ike Pinkston, and Edwin Lindo) and nearly one thousand fellow San Franciscans embarked on a march to Mayor Ed Lee's office to demand the firing of police Chief Greg Suhr, leader of a department rife with racism and re... more »

The Next Pearl Harbor Could Happen In Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
*Jonathan Broder, Newsweek*: *Why The Next Pearl Harbor Could Happen In Space* In their techno-thriller Ghost Fleet, authors Peter Singer and August Cole describe a cataclysmic world war that begins with a Chinese sneak attack against the U.S. in space. First, soldiers at China’s Cyber Command Headquarters in Shanghai hack into the Pentagon’s network of GPS satellites and scramble their signals. The cyberattack sows chaos among U.S. forces, which can no longer navigate accurately, track targets or hit them with precision munitions. Then, from a space station orbiting 200 miles ab... more »

Spirituality Vs. Dogmatic Religiosity: A Guide for the Spiritually Perplexed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Religious indoctrination, like cultural conditioning, is difficult to overcome.

Why We Should Worry About The World Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Image *from RBS *Satyajit Das, The Independent:* *Why we should all be worried about the global economy* *Since 2007, global debt has grown by US$57 trillion and it's had disastrous results* Debt continues to be a major source of instability for the global economy. Since 2007, global debt has grown by $57trillion, or 17 per cent of GDP. As at mid-2014, global debt was $199trillion, or 286 per cent of the world’s GDP. In comparison, global debt was $142trillion (269 per cent of GDP) in 2007 and $87trillion (246 per cent of GDP) in 2000. Since 2007, no major economies and only fi... more »

The Pentagon's Priorities Are Going To Change Soon Regardless Of Who Wins The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Wikipedia *Loren Thompson, Forbes*: *Why Pentagon Priorities Will Soon Change No Matter Who Becomes President* Military planners and defense investors have begun focusing on the fact that President Obama is in his final year as the nation’s commander in chief. Next year, a new president will start putting his or her imprint on the U.S. defense posture. However, new leaders seldom have an immediate impact on Pentagon priorities unless something happens overseas, because the makeup of the joint force reflects political compromises arrived at over many years. Besides, it typically ta... more »

A Researcher Just Accidentally Developed A Battery That Could Last A Lifetime

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
This is very encouraging although gold costs may slow things down. What it tells me though that the perfect battery is not that far away anymore. It is very good news because we are not likely giving up batteries any time soon. That is true even with free energy. I also know advanced battery tech is also available as well quite up to the task of supporting our electronics for days and weeks,. We are getting there folks, slow and painful as it has been. Nothing has ever really blocked us. . *A Researcher Just Accidentally Developed A Battery That Could Last A ... more »

Britain's Atlantis Found at bottom of North Sea

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 hour ago
This is early days for subsea archaeology of the continental shelf generally and the Dogger Bank in particular. What we truly do not understand yet is just how fast everything was inundated. The presently accepted line line for the relatively shallow Dogger Bank is around 8599BC through 6500 BC. Fast matters because it allows limited erosion of local hills and stonework. It also allows rapid innundation to overwelm an uneroded area as well. This matters if you hope to have windows of original terrain. In short i do not prefer gradual but that is likely true for most phases. ... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
I cant do this job that I do better than everyone but the latest survey said we must fire the lowest ones and the machine dont care that I will be out on the street in the rain in my underwear cause I cant afford showers any more America is going to need a big shower to wash off a Trump presidency but its not the bad its a boon for the hair transpacany

Welcome to 21st century Britain

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago
This Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/04/women-should-not-travel-more-than-48-miles-without-a-male-escort/ is really rather scary: 'Women should not be allowed to go on long journeys without a male chaperone a British Muslim group has advised followers. Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary and equalities minister condemned the advice from Blackburn Muslim Association as "disgraceful" and said such views had "no place" in modern Britain. Instructions from the association's "Department of Theology" insist that it is "not permissible" f... more »

Love And Saucers

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Silence

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

This Former General Is Advising Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Then Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on ''Worldwide Threats'' in Washington February 4, 2014. REUTERS/GARY CAMERON *Reuters*: *Former military intelligence chief advising Trump joins Drone Aviation* Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who has been advising Donald Trump informally on foreign policy, will join Drone Aviation Holding Corp as vice chairman of its board of directors, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Flynn, who was chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency under ... more »

The Revolution's Not Just About Bernie Winning The White House

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
At one point, one of the shiny lobbyist/consultant types who populate the greasy/well-greased Clinton Machine thought it would be smart to make the ridiculous claim that Her Highness' campaign is raising money for Democratic candidates while Bernie is just a selfish, greedball. Well, of course, they were projecting. As Gaius pointed out Monday and I tried showing Sunday, it's Bernie who has been raising money for progressive challengers while Hillary's much vaunted operation is just a typical scam that sucks up more money for herself, while doing nothing for needy candidates. And ... more »

An Open Letter to Megyn Kelly

Michael Brown at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this April 6, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends The Hollywood Reporter's "35 Most Powerful People in Media" celebration in New York. Kelly will interview Donald Trump for a Fox TV special. It will mark Kelly's first interview with Trump since their encounter during a Fox News Channel debate last August. The GOP presidential contender will be a guest on "Megyn Kelly Presents," a prime-time special airing May 17 on Fox TV, the network said Monday.] Dear Megyn, Along with millions of Americans, I have watched your rise to national prominence with great interest and I was f... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 3 hours ago
*UK: Ofsted chief condemns families for 'exam strike'* The head of Ofsted has condemned parents who took their children out of lessons yesterday in protest at testing. Michael Wilshaw said grammar and maths assessments for six and seven-year-olds could improve Britain's 'mediocre' position in international education rankings. He stressed the tests helped identify struggling children, pointing out that poorer pupils had the odds stacked against them if they fell behind. Councils had threatened £60 fines for families involved in the 'kids' strike' but it will be left to headmaste... more »

Gaza Declared Military Zone, Heavy Shelling Reported

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Israel Air Force have turned Gaza into a warzone again on Wednesday evening, officially declaring the area a “military zone” after the army fired tank shells at the Palestinian occupied territory. The shelling comes in response to an alleged mortar fire near the border which Israel says Hamas had fired towards Israeli forces in an attempt to deter them from searching for tunnels. haaretz.com reports: According to reports in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, five airstrikes targeted Hamas training camps in the vicinity of the airport and in the center of the enclave. No casualt... more »

Voter Fraud Activist Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Voter fraud activist, Gary Welsh, who broke the story about the gay foam sex parties that Marco Rubio took part in, has been found dead in his apartment under suspicious circumstances. Authorities are yet to give an official reason for his death, but have hinted that the death was potentially suicide. The political blogger had also written an ominous blog post last week predicting that Donald Trump would win Indiana, shortly before police found his body. Nydailynews.com reports: Gary Welsh, a lawyer who managed his Advance Indiana blog since 2005, was found in his Indianapolis apar... more »

Authorities Shocked After British Fighter Jet Caught Battling UFO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Ministry of Defense has reported that a squadron of Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled in Northern England this week in order to intercept a UFO that had apparently risen out from the sea. Authorities were left in a state of shock when the fighter jets fired upon the mysterious aircraft causing it to disappear and then reappear again, undamaged by the shots. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, multiple Federation, British, NATO and American satellite and radar sources detected this “mysterious object” rising out of the sea off the coast of North England yeste... more »

Justice Minister Says Criticising Israel Is Now ‘Anti-Semitic’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Israeli justice minister has said that anybody who criticises Israel from now on is to be considered anti-Semitic. Ayelet Shaked told The Washington Post that European leaders who dare to speak out against Israel will be considered anti-Semites – tarnishing their reputation in the world of politics forever. Telesurtv.net reports: “In the past, we saw European leaders speaking against the Jews. Now, we see them speaking against Israel. It is the same anti-Semitism of blood libels, spreading lies, distorting reality and brainwashing people into hating Israel and the Jews,” Shaked... more »

Thousands Of Dead Creatures Appear On Chile’s Beaches

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
An estimated 40,000 tons of salmon, 8,000 tons of sardines, and masses of dead wales have washed up on the beaches across Chile in recent months. The mass creature deaths are thought to be as a result of the El Niño that arrived at the beginning of 2016, which authorities say have choked the sea life to death. Telesurtv.net reports: That is about 12 percent of annual salmon production in Chile, the world’s second-biggest producer of the fish after Norway. This month, some 8,000 tons of sardines were washed up at the mouth of the Queule River. And thousands of dead clams piled up on t... more »

Goat Born With Human Face Terrifies Village

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A goat born with the face of a human baby has caused mayhem in a Malaysian village, as locals began a bidding war to desperately tried to buy the goat from the farmer it belonged to. The newborn goat did not survive long enough after it was born, but sadly that did not stop people from wanting to buy the carcass of the animal they referred to as a “fawn” – a mythical hybrid of goat and animal. Yahoo News reports: Farmer Ibrahim Basir refused all cash offers after the goat was born on his property in Felda, Malaysia, instead choosing to hand it over to the Veterinary Services Departm... more »

New U.S. Law Could Allow Psychological Profiling Of Kids At School

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A new bill is being proposed by Congress that will fund the psychological testing and profiling of all children in America. The scheme would force US schools to collect sensitive data on students, including information on their “social and emotional learning,” attitudes, values, beliefs, and much more. The legislation, named Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA), will give the Big Brother nanny state information on how to further indoctrinate and transform the minds of American children. Critics of the radical S. 227 bill have blasted the proposed new law as dangerou... more »

Tennessee on the Road to Becoming Income Tax-Free

Justin Owen at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Empty Senate chamber in the Tennessee State Capitol pictured on December 1, 2014.] Many people already think Tennessee is one of only a handful of states with no income tax, but as middle-class retirees can attest, it is anything but. While the state does not tax income from labor, it has levied a... more »

Dark Matter Finally Detected By Scientists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Astronomers at Stanford University in California have finally found evidence for the existence of elusive dark matter – something that was, until recently, considered just hypothetical. Dark matter accounts for approximately 27% of the mass and energy in the observable universe – and has remained invisible to scientists until now. The discovery was made by accident as astronomers examining a massive nearby galaxy found a strange distortion on its edge. The distortion, it turns out, was a smaller, invisible galaxy composed entirely of dark matter. Space.com reports: “We can find the... more »

Emergency Powers Under Crises

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
One of Japan's conservative activist organizations is pushing for a constitutional revision that would insert an "emergency clause" that allows suspension of the nation's constitution during emergency situations: Conservative group behind pro-constitutional amendment petition collecting. The Mainichi, may 4, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160504/p2a/00m/0na/011000c The conservative activist organization Nippon Kaigi (Japan Conference) is behind a pro-constitutional amendment group's campaign for 10 million signatures to call for changes in Japan's pacifist Constituti... more »

TTIP is a "Huge Transfer of Power from People to Big Business"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 4 hours ago
TTIP LEAK: GreenPeace Netherlands [excerpted] Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents. We have done so to provide much needed transparency and trigger an informed debate on the treaty. This treaty is threatening to have far reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US. Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is in these leaked documents. They underline the strong objections civil society and millions ...more »

A widening toxic threat - LIHerald.com

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 4 hours ago
A widening toxic threat - LIHerald.com

Donald Trump: Russian Planes Should Be Shot Down ‘At Certain Point’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally. Kamil Krzaczynski / Reuters Moscow Times:* Trump Says Russian Planes Should Be Shot Down ‘At Certain Point’* Controversial U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for Russian aircraft showing a "lack of respect" for America to be shot down "at a certain point," the Buzzfeed website reported Tuesday. Trump made the comment in relation to recent reports that Russian planes had barrel-rolled over U.S. aircraft. “Normally, [U.S. President Barack] Obama would call up [Russian President Vlad... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*New York Times Editorial*: *More Carnage in Syria* Secretary of State John Kerry and Staffan de Mistura, a United Nations envoy, are trying again to revive the cease-fire in Syria that has collapsed in significant parts of the country, including Aleppo. The goal is urgent, but the diplomacy will not have a chance if Russia will not, or cannot, persuade its ally Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, to stop using his air force to bomb opposition targets. Few expected the cease-fire, which was brokered two months ago by the United States and Russia, to last as long as it did. It gave... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 5 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Obamacare To Unveil "Price Shock" One Week Before The Elections “Nightmare” Mistake: Visa Free Travel For 80 Million Turks Coming Up Visa Unveils Plan To Burden Millennials With Billions In Debt TTIP Leaked Documents Show Obama Demands Killing Paris Accord Against Climate Change IBM just beat Google to a brand new type of computing Medical error is third biggest cause of death in the US, experts say License To Steal: Italy’s Highest Court Rules “Theft Not A Crime If Hungry” Massive Fire Burns At Gateway Town To Alberta's Oilsands; 30,000 Evacuated "I Don't Know H... more »

Lavrov: Turkey & Saudi Arabia No Ground Operations in Syria- But, Norway....

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Yup, Norway! What's up with Norway? It's as bad there as Canada, I guess?* *Tyranny lovin' gov. As if harboring terrorists wasn't bad enough! Now Norway's government is going to send special op forces to invade Syria????!!! * *Reuters * *May 4: Turkey and Saudi Arabia are unlikely to launch ground operations in Syria in the light of Russian air forces already stationed in the country, RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Wednesday.* *Sputnik * It is necessary to educate states trying to call for the military invasion in war-torn Syria, as i... more »

Why is the BBC Silent about Tory Electoral Fraud?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
It is the biggest political story of this year in a year of big political stories. Not that you would know if you didn't watch *Channel 4 News*. The reporting Michael Crick and his team have done uncovering dodgy election expenses suggesting the Conservatives overspent in 26 parliamentary seats at last year's general election is dynamite. If electoral law is deemed to have been broken, this could lead to 26 sitting MPs in court and by-elections in each of those seats. As they are all marginal, it's not beyond the realms that each could be lost by the government and their wafer thin... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 4 , 2016 ) Overview For Wednesday ( 1. Markets - Dow Components YTD Returns , Stocks Slump, Dollar Jumps After China Sends Message To Fed , ISM Services Higher For The 2nd Month In A Row , Jeff Gundlach's Take On President Trump , Turkish Political Turmoil Roils Turkish Lira , Brent Spec Net Longs - The Game Is Afoot. 2. Around The Horn In Europe - Greece Bailouts ( Historical ) And Current Talks With Creditors , TTIP On Hiatus As France Gives Firm "Non" , Border Security / Refugee Crisis News De Jour , Visa Free Travel For Turkey News , Ukraine - Russia Debt Battle Continues - Ukraine Extends Moratorium . 3.Emerging Nations News- Brazil's Rousseff A Step Closer To Impeachment Today . 4. MENA News - Focus on Turkey Political Crisis , Syria Political State Of Play , ISIS Crisis - Selling Chickens & Eggs On The Side Of The Road In Libya , Qatar Selling Debt - First Sovereign Bond Since 2011 , IRAQ VS ISIS State Of Play In Mosul . 4. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets....... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago Dow components, YTD returns. Energy/Industrials/Consumer Staples leading. Tech/Financials lagging. $DIA *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Stocks Slump, Dollar Jumps After China Sends Message To Fed http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-0 4/stocks-slump-dollar-jumps-after-china-sends-message-fed … *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago ISM Services higher for the 2nd month in a row, above levels that pointed to increased risk of recession in '01/'08. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohed... more »

Police Shoot Down Drug Smuggling Plane In Peru, Gun Battle Ensues

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Dramatic video footage shows a gun battle after a suspected drug smuggling aircraft was shot down by drug enforcement agents in Peru. The Bolivian plane, license no. CP1818, was shot down by the agents on 3 May, who then engaged the suspects in a three hour shoot-out. ITV reports: After the plane crashed to the ground, authorities engaged in a three-hour gun battle in a remote area of central Peru, called the Valley of Pichis Palcazu. One suspect, allegedly a Colombian man, escaped, while another, the 58-year-old Bolivian pilot, was shot and taken into custody. Authorities seized 70 ... more »

May 4: Call me forgetful...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
As I write this, I am preparing for a very busy week starting in an hour or so. That means this blog is not likely to appear again until May 11. I remembered only last night that this busy period was starting today. Accordingly, today's blog is likely to be a short one. And we'll start by skipping the Irving press because it is always its same, miserable self. ___________________________________________________________________________ An item to watch for in The Guardian will be any news about a proposed vote in Britain to leave the European Union. (It's referred to, in brief, as brex...more »

So it’s Trump v Clinton

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Trump1] So it’s Trump and Clinton – an ideological blank slate offering trade wars and closed borders, and a corrupt collectivist with a Messiah complex. Two varieties of cronyists offering two different flavours of socialism: national socialism or international socialism1, xenophobic protectionism or identity policitics and class hatred. Berzelius Windrip versus the Wicked Witch of the North-East. Not much of a choice. Today is Trump’s day. The Day of Drumpf. He’s earned it. His country has earned it. His supporters have given it to him, just as he will give it ever... more »

Donald Trump Endorses Israeli Settlement Expansion In West Bank

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Donald Trump says Israel should continue construction of illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank. The Republican presidential candidate refuted the notion that halting the expansion of Jewish settlements is a prerequisite for peace negotiations In an interview with the British paper Daily Mail Trump was asked if there should be a pause in settlement construction in the occupied territories, to which he responded: “No, I don’t think there should be a pause.” Press TV reports: Trump said the settlement construction must “keep going” and “keep moving forward,” because Palesti...more »

The Horrible Practice of Honor Killings in Pakistan

Soyoung An at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A Girl in the River - 900] More than 1,000 girls and women die in honor killings in Pakistan each year. The United Nations estimates that there are about 5,000 honor killings around the world annually, including in the U.S. and Europe. Honor killings are murders or...more »

What Jazz Music Can Do for your brain

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
This is what people need: more jazz! In his new book *Mental Biology,* psychologist and jazz fan William Klemm cites “overwhelming scientific evidence” that the mental challenge of listening to jazz “develops new connections in the brain and with it, new biological capabilities.” *In jazz, such mental enrichment enhances the ability to memorise, not only directly in terms of having to learn a large musical vocabulary and the rules of jazz, but also in terms of basic mental biology…* How so? *First the listening: the most obvious effect is **stress** reduction. Stress …is the ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 4, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*CBC News:* *'Catastrophic' Fort McMurray wildfire surpasses 10,000 hectares* Fire crews expect another bad day as winds pick up and fire searches for more fuel The "catastrophic" wildfire that has destroyed 1,600 homes and buildings in Fort McMurray, Alta., has now consumed more than 10,000 hectares, and is expected to rage out of control through the rest of the day. At an update Wednesday morning, Fire Chief Darby Allen spoke of the fire almost as if it were a living thing. He said by 6 a.m. MT all structure fires in the city had been extinguished, but crews continued to battle... more »

"I'm Perfect."

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
4, 3, 2, 1 1, 2, 3, 4, Lemme hear u scream if u want some more, Like, *'Ah! Push it, Push it!'* Watch me work it, I'm Perfect! Check it out now.... *Perfection.* - Princess Superstar, Perfect (Exceeder) ^ "To Whom Shall We Go but Jesus Christ?". Watchtower: 23. March 1, 1979. "the *“faithful and discreet slave”* has alerted all of God’s people to the *sign of the times* indicating the nearness of God’s Kingdom rule. *In this regard, however, it must be observed that this “faithful and discreet slave” was never inspired, never perfect. * Those writings by certain members of... more »

Justice Department Says North Carolina LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights

EMERY P. DALESIO at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Department of Justice - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can’t be enforced, The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. The Justice Department’s intervention puts the state in danger of losing hundreds... more »

Bernie Sanders Beats Hillary Clinton In Indiana Primary

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has defeated his rival Hillary Clinton in Indiana’s crucial Democratic primary. He beat Clinton by at least seven points in what the mainstream media has called a ‘major upset’. The US Democratic presidential hopeful’s victory on Tuesday has boosted his argument that the party’s superdelegates should support him in July’s Democratic convention. Press TV reports: The senator was ahead of the former secretary of state by 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent with about three quarters of precincts reporting. “We feel great about tonight, not only in winning here in Indiana…but als... more »

Discoverability and the start of a limitation period

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
Some might wonder if the test as enunciated suggests a certain level of legal knowledge which makes the commencement problematic. Brown v. Baum, 2016 ONCA 325: [17] I do not agree that the motion judge erred in his interpretation of the section. I agree with the motion judge that the fourth condition of discoverability under the Act is met at the point when the claimant not only knows the factual circumstances of the loss she has suffered, but also knows that "having regard to the nature of the injury, loss or damage", an action is an appropriate remedy. Once she knows that, she ha... more »

FDA Advisers Reconsider Training for Painkiller Prescribers

MATTHEW PERRONE at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: painkillers - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health advisers are discussing changes to government programs that were intended to improve the safety of painkillers like OxyContin, but which experts say have had an unclear impact. The Food and Drug Administration has assembled more... more »

Study: Turns Out Global Warming Won’t Devastate the Ocean

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: A photo of a phytoplankton specimen taken in 1973 as part of the NOAA MESA Project.] Global warming won't harm plankton, which most ocean life depends on for food, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study found that since plankton travel around the world on ocean currents,... more »

Iranian Commander Threatens to Close Strait of Hormuz to US

AMIR VAHDAT at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Middle East - 900] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.... more »

50 Families Sue Over Illinois High School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Pink Lockers - 900] A group of 50 families whose children attend a high school in Illinois filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, attempting to reverse a policy that allows a transgender student to use girls' bathrooms, locker rooms and other sex-specific facilities. The families... more »

Kerry Draws Red Line, Says Syria Better Start Removing Assad by Aug 1

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: John Kerry - 900] Secretary of State John Kerry just gave Syria a hard deadline for starting the political transition to get rid of Syrian President Bashar Assad: Aug. 1. Kerry told reporters Tuesday if Syria doesn't begin the process of removing Assad by Aug. 1,... more »

Donald Trump To Consider Kasich As Vice President

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
John Kasich could end up serving as vice president for billionaire businessman Donald Trump. Kasich dropped out of the presidential race after struggling to gain traction against the Republican front-runner. With the Ohio Governor and his ally, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, out of the race, Trump told CNN on Wednesday that he would “be interested in vetting John.” According to Press TV: The real estate mogul, whose sweeping victories during the primaries have forced other Republican candidates to give up the race, noted that Kasich could even be “helpful” as the Ohio governor. “I like Jo... more »

A New U.S. 'Red Line' On Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Kerry warns Syria's Assad of 'repercussions' if truce, transition fail* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of "repercussions" if he does not stick to a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States and move forward with a political transition aimed at ending Syria's war. But Kerry said he still hoped diplomatic efforts could restore a nationwide Feb. 27 ceasefire to include Aleppo, which has felt the brunt of increased fighting in recent weeks. "If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly... more »

Is The U.S. War Against The Islamic State Legal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Photo:* Capt. Nathan Michael Smith Credit U.S. Army *New York Times:* *An Army Captain Takes Obama to Court Over ISIS Fight* WASHINGTON — A 28-year-old army officer on Wednesday sued President Obama over the legality of the war against the Islamic State, setting up a test of Mr. Obama’s disputed claim that he needs no new legal authority from Congress to order the military to wage that deepening conflict. The plaintiff, Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, an intelligence officer stationed in Kuwait, voiced strong support for fighting the Islamic State but, citing his “conscience” and his ... more »

Top U.S. Intel Chief: Islamic State Can Stage Europe-Style Attacks In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *Top U.S. intel official: ISIS can stage Europe-style attacks in U.S.* Washington (CNN)ISIS has the capability to stage a Paris-style attack in the U.S. using local cells to strike in multiple locations and inflict dozens of casualties, according to the Obama administration's top U.S. intelligence official. "They do have that capacity," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN's Peter Bergen in an exclusive interviews on "AC 360" on terrorism, Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda's most virulent offshoot -- ISIS. "That's something we worry about a lot in the United... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: Fight Against Islamic State ‘Far From Over’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *After SEAL’s death, Pentagon chief says fight against Islamic State ‘far from over’* STUTTGART, Germany — A day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed repelling an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met Wednesday with representatives from 11 allied countries in an effort to galvanize support for a war soon entering its third year. “This fight is far from over,” Carter told reporters in Stuttgart. “We were reminded of this yesterday, when an American service member, Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating … was killed.” Carter’s ment...more »

Some Endorsements Can Mean A Lot-- Like The Nurses Announcement For Bao Nguyen

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Two Democrats involved in crowded primaries got very high-level endorsements this week. Blue America-backed progressive Bao Nguyen is competing in a jungle primary with 2 other Democrats and 4 Republicans to replace Loretta Sanchez in the Orange County congressional seat she's giving up to run for Senate. Two great unions-- National Nurses United (NNU) and the California Nurses Association came together to endorse him Monday. Bao, the Mayor of Garden Grove, is the only progressive in the race and he's backing Bernie's campaign and running on the same package of issues and values. ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Fanning the Embers'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
FANNING THE EMBERS Posted on May 3, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. May 3, 2016. Corporate democracy has many prongs on its pitchfork. Each will stab us. Everybody goes into one group or another in the divide and conquer paradigm. We are not using the kaia’nereh:kowa, the great peace, to help us bring our minds together for solutions that work for all of us. tewatkenion means we

We'll Know The Answer

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
When news broke that John Ridsdel had been beheaded by terrorists, Justin Trudeau sounded like William Tecumseh Sherman: “I do want to make one thing perfectly, crystal clear,” Trudeau said, his ministers standing behind him. “Canada does not – and will not – pay ransom to terrorists, directly or indirectly.” Andrew Cohen writes that, at that moment, Justin also sounded like his father: It was a bold, bald refusal. What was striking about his declaration and the subsequent explanation was his tone and delivery. It was largely free of the hesitation – the verbal tick of ums and ah... more »

The Individual vs. The Covert Op – Nine Notes That Clarify Freedom

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The mind has no obligation to be a container.

As We Shift - May the Fourth STAY With You

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
It’s “Star Wars Day”. I’ve heard or seen a dozen times “May the Fourth be with you!” and a whole lotta people have decided to be a force for change. This coincides perfectly with the energy – since Saturday things have felt “weird”; perhaps the force IS with us! Something has changed and it’s a challenge to find words to define it. What will have to serve as a replacement is what it looks like and feels like. - A “care free” attitude, at some points “care-*less*” - Inability to focus on regimented activities - Nervousness and or aimlessness - Display of or desi... more »

Success Academy Hit with New Lawsuits

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
At one point not so long ago, "no excuses" charter schools were like a lawsuit waiting to happen. It's not waiting, anymore. From Politico: The Success Academy charter school network is again being sued by a group of parents whose children attended Success Academy Fort Greene, whose principal kept a now-infamous "got to go" list of unruly students he hoped would leave the school. The lawsuit, filed by five families, alleges that Success carried out an "illegal, discriminatory" campaign against children with disabilities and compelled them to leave Success Academy Fort Greene. Th... more »

Donald Trump Needs An Apology From David Cameron, Says Aide

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump is asking for British Prime Minister David Cameron to apologize for his past “divisive, stupid and wrong” remarks, regarding the Republican presidential nominee in waiting. RT reports: Last December, during a parliamentary debate on banning Trump from the UK, after the real estate tycoon called for a total ban on Muslims entering the US, Cameron said although he opposed banning Trump, “if he came to visit our country he’d unite us all against him.” George Papadopoulos, a London-based adviser to Trump on Europe and the Middle East, told the Ti... more »

With Billions Wasted, Is the Pentagon Spending Your Tax Dollars Wisely?

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Piggy Bank Dollars] As the 2017 budget stalls in Congress, the Pentagon continues its decades-long habit of turning a blind eye to tens of billions in misspent taxpayer dollars. Despite regular reports of improper payments, fraud, and simple incompetence, the Defense Department still... more »

Protesters Clash With Police Evicting Migrants From School In Paris

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
On Wednesday, French riot police used tear gas against protesters trying to block the removal of migrants from an empty Paris high school. The school had been under renovation and was occupied by migrants for the past two weeks. Times Live reports: Protesters, some masked and hooded, had formed a human chain around the high school in the north of the French capital to try to prevent police entering in the early morning raid. Demonstrators pelted the police with objects and chanted “everyone hates the police”, an AFP journalist saw. Police entered the school by forcing their way in t... more »

Cancer paper that doctored image from Science story earns retraction

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Here’s a joke for all you middle-schoolers out there. How are doctored images like bad pennies? They keep cropping up! Here’s the latest one we’ve picked up: Lung Cancer has retracted a 2014 paper on the genetics of tumors after concluding the authors cribbed a figure that had appeared in a 2005 feature story in […] The post Cancer paper that doctored image from Science story earns retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Chinese Solar Panel Company Close To Bankruptcy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-02/yingli-slumps-after-solar-manufacturer-warns-of-bankruptcy-risk My second item of renewable news comes from Bloomberg: Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., once the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, plunged the most in more than seven months after signaling it may be teetering toward bankruptcy. Yingli declined 21 percent to $3.60 at the close in New York, […]

Meteor Shower Set To Light Up The Night Skies

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A meteor shower from the tail of Halley’s Comet is due to peak this week creating a display across the May night skies The dusty debris that Halley’s Comet has shed on its 75-year-long laps around the sun slams into Earth’s atmosphere during the first week of May every year, creating an annual meteor shower known as the Eta Aquarids A new Moon on May 6 will create favorable conditions for observers to see the shower and astronomers suggest watching the shower just before dawn. Wales Online reports: Every year, Earth crosses the orbital path of Halley’s Comet in late April and May, s... more »

Is Iran The Big Winner As Iraq Continues To Unravel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Followers of Iraq’s Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in the parliament building as they storm Baghdad’s Green Zone after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, in Iraq on April 30, 2016. Photo by Ahmed Saad/Reuters *Jamie Dettmer, Voice of America:* *More Political Turmoil Likely in Iraq as Iran Waits in the Wings* Firebrand Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the figure at the center of Iraq's current political tempest, may be agitating and directing his supporters in the name of reform, but he and his followers, who ransacked the national parlia... more »

Pundits Are 'Ganging-Up' On President Obama's Iraq Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to the media on the situation in Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House, before his departure for vacation at Martha's Vineyard, in Washington August 9, 2014. — Reuters *Miami Herald:** Obama is trapped on Iraq as his term runs out* * Prime Minister Haider al Abadi’s grasp on the country is tenuous * Navy SEAL killed in combat was among 5,000 U.S. forces back in Iraq * U.S. goal is to keep country together until Obama is out of office, analysts say WASHINGTON : When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi took office in 2014, the Obama ... more »

Afghan Taliban Are Prospering From A Bountiful Opium Harvest This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Afghan farmers work at a poppy field in Jalalabad province, May 5, 2012. *New York Times*: *Bountiful Afghan Opium Harvest Yields Profits for the Taliban* KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — It is spring that determines how a year turns out, according to an Afghan proverb. And if the Helmand poppy fields this spring are any indication, the Taliban will have a very good year. As the opium harvest winds down across Helmand Province, Afghanistan’s largest in territory and poppy cultivation, farmers and officials are reporting high yields. The skies were generous with heavy rainfall, and the Afgh... more »

Venezuelan Soldiers Are Struggling To Survive As The Economic Crisis Conitnues To Grip The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Reuters *CNBC*:* How bad is it in Venezuela? Soldiers are stealing goats* "I think it's important to pay attention to what's going on in Venezuela," says an analyst who follows the country. The situation in Venezuela has become so bad that even soldiers are struggling to support themselves. Over the weekend, six members of the Venezuelan military were detained by local authorities for stealing goats, the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional reported Sunday. It said the soldiers confessed to stealing the goats and said they did it to feed themselves, since they had no food left in thei... more »

Top Iran Commander: Iran To Block Passage Of US Ships In the Strait Of Hormuz If Threatened

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*:* Iran warns it could close Strait of Hormuz to US* Military commander says the US and its allies could be denied access to vital passageway if they 'threaten' Tehran. Iran will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a passageway through which a third of the world's oil is transported, unless the US and its allies stop "threatening" it, a senior Iranian military commander has said. "If the Americans and their regional allies want to pass through the Strait of Hormuz and threaten us, we will not allow any entry," state media quoted Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the ... more »

Canadian City Evacuated As Wildfires Engulf The Fort McMurray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CBC:* *Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated* *60,000 flee as wildfire leaps highway and into city* A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control. By late afternoon, the entire city of 60,000 had been ordered evacuated. Residents by the thousands fled the fire and for hours caused gridlock on Highway 63, even overwhelming oilsands work camps, where beds and meals were offered. Police were patrolling the highway with cans of ga... more »

World News Briefs -- May 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Fresh air strikes batter Syria after truce expires* At least 20 government strikes hit Damascus suburbs as UN Security Council calls meeting to discuss escalating violence. At least 20 Syrian government air strikes have peppered the Damascus suburbs after a temporary truce agreement expired, a monitoring group said. The strikes targeted areas in Eastern and Western Ghouta after the deal expired at midnight, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Wednesday. The monitor also reported fighting between rebels and government forces in Deir al-Asafi... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 4, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV killed in Iraq after ISIS breaks through Peshmerga lines* (CNN)Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, the grandson of savings-and-loan financier Charles Keating Jr.,died in combat against ISIS in northern Iraq, his family said Tuesday. "He is our family hero in every sense of the word," cousin Elizabeth Ann Keating told CNN. Keating, 31, is the third American combat casualty since the U.S. redeployed forces to Iraq in the summer of 2014 to advise local forces and conduct special operations against ISIS. He was an adviser to Kurdish Peshmerga forces fi... more »

Kasich Ends Bid for Republican Nomination

KATHLEEN RONAYNE & Julie Carr Smyth at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich pauses as he speaks at The Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Columbus. Ohio. Kasich announced the end of his White House bid. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The last man standing in Donald Trump’s path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party’s presumptive nominee. Speaking to reporters in Columbus, Ohio, Kasich didn’t outline his... more »

Wind and solar a waste of money for UK, Prof Sir David MacKay said in final interview

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/03/wind-and-solar-a-waste-of-money-for-uk-prof-sir-david-mackay-sai/ There are two pieces of news today, which should really drive a stake through the heart of the renewable scam, if our politicians had not already boxed themselves into a corner. First up from the Telegraph: Wind turbines and solar panels are a waste of money if […]

Slain Navy SEAL Known for His Family Name, Now Remembered as a Hero

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: In this Nov. 6, 2002, photo, Charlie Keating IV, 16, poses for a photo in Phoenix for an upcoming series on the Discovery channel that he took part in. The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, was identified as Charlie Keating IV, 31, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. (Sherrie Buzby/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT] PHOENIX (AP) -- Charlie Keating IV was famous for his family but made a name for himse... more »

Lamar W. Hankins : Here’s how I evaluated this year’s presidential candidates

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
And my quick list makes it clear to me why I voted in the Democratic Primary for Bernie Sanders. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2016 After nearly four months of following the presidential campaigns … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Here’s how I evaluated this year’s presidential candidates

"We've Never Owned a Democrat Before..."

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Purchase a Democrat? I'll have to ask my friends how that works out (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* All in the spirit of fun. If you like your politics with a touch of humor, Andy Borowitz and the Borowitz Report are terrific reads. Borowitz in the New Yorker, a taste: *Koch Brothers Consider Purchasing First Democrat* By Andy Borowitz WICHITA (The Borowitz Report)—Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists who have spent decades acquiring a world-class collection of Republicans, revealed over the weekend that they are considering purchasing their fir... more »

Mutuality

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
This is deja vu all over again. Jeremy Bowen is back in Jerusalem trying to reignite the BBC’s war against Israel. The media had lost interest recently, and as Jeremy himself says, his colleagues have asked him “Why now, when it* has been going on since last October?” (*stabbing and car-ramming intifada) Why indeed. There are two new contributions from the BBC’s Middle East editor. The audio version was more overtly anti-Israel than the web version, but it’s interesting to compare the two. The Today Programme. Sarah Montague’s introduction set the tone. “Tension is rising onc... more »

Trump Wins Indiana With Nominal Christians, Continuing His Trend

Anika Smith at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: people in church - 900] Last night's Indiana primary was the final showdown for the GOP nomination, and unfortunately for #NeverTrump, Ted Cruz lost to Donald Trump. Trump won half the self-identified evangelical vote (though he did better with those who weren't evangelicals). A CBS... more »

Donald Trump For President? Not On Your Nelly

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Donald Trump all but secured the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with a decisive win in Indiana. The businessman from New York is now recognized as the party’s nominee for President of the United States after his main Republican rival Ted Cruz suffered a crushing defeat and suspended his campaign. Trump won the Republican vote but in the upcoming U.S. presidential election for him to win the White House he has to deal with a whole spectrum of voters. Evidence suggests that he is in for a crushing defeat come November. The Conversation report: President Trump? Not like... more »

Norman Finkelstein Condemns Labour Antisemitism Row As ‘Obscene’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
As the UK’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis accuses certain individuals in the Labour party of spreading the “insidious virus of anti-Semitism”, political scientist Norman Finkelstein says that certain party members are exaggerating the crisis for political gain. The American Jewish author whose Israel ‘relocation’ map was shared on social media by Naz Shah, has condemned as ‘obscene’ the current Labour antisemitism row. It was Finkelstein who first published the map at the center of the ongoing ‘anti-Semitism’ row and he has since defended the Bradford West MP who was suspended for shar... more »

Coach: NC Travel Ban to Cost Minnesota Athletes Opportunity

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: NC bathroom law - 900] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota State-Mankato’s baseball coach on Wednesday lamented the lost opportunity for his team if it were to qualify for the NCAA Division II championship and couldn’t play because the tournament is in North Carolina. Matt... more »

The Hour is Getting Late...

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"I've seen The Future, and it will be."* "Rorschach and Dan, now fully disguised as Nite Owl, suspect that the hunting down of former costumed vigilantes may have been conspired by one of their own. They sneak into Adrian Veidt's offices and discover what may be a conspiracy of far reaching proportions. To confirm their findings, they must confront Adrian -- their former colleague Ozymandias -- and have to travel to his Antarctic retreat to find him. " *"There must be some kind of way out of here,"* said the joker to the thief. *"There's too much confusion, * *I can't get n... more »

Stem cell researchers fix two papers following PubPeer comments

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A pair of stem cell researchers have earned two corrections, the result of images that were mislabeled, distorted, or compiled incorrectly, according to the notices. Kang Cheng prepared the gels when he was a research fellow in last author Sanjeev Gupta‘s lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Gupta told us he reviewed the original gels, and the errors didn’t affect the […] The post Stem cell researchers fix two papers following PubPeer comments appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Study Finds Boiling Water Responsible For Dark Streaks On Mars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A new scientific study claims that water may be responsible for carving out the dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars. Raw Story reports: A team from France, Britain and the United States constructed models and simulated Mars conditions to follow up on a 2015 study which proffered “the strongest evidence yet” for liquid water — a prerequisite for life — on the Red Planet. That finding had left many scientists scratching their heads as the low pressure of Mars’ atmosphere means that water does not survive long in liquid form. It either boils or freezes. Identifying water on the Re... more »

What are the top 5 best ways to identify someone with a concealed weapon?

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
#1 Shirt outside the pants A shirt worn outside the pants is the #1 characteristic of a person with a gun. An un-tucked shirt should be a clue that a weapon may be concealed. It is very easy and comfortable to strap a holster on your belt and simply cover it with an un-tucked shirt. The combination of holster and shirt could easily conceal the outline of the gun itself. #2 Clothes and environment don't match Look for people who are wearing clothes that are not appropriate for the temperature or environment. If it is 30 degrees outside and someone is wearing a heavy jacket, this... more »

Turkish PM Says Turkey Is Ready To Invade Syria ‘If Necessary’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The Turkish Prime Minister said that Ankara was in a position to send ground troops to Syria if necessary. Ahmet Davutoglu seems to believe that it would be alright to invade Syria as NATO’s consistent violation of international law had made it ‘legal’ to do so. Sputnik news reports: He pointed out that such a move by Turkey would be legal as the UN had made a number of decisions on the fight against ISIS in terms of self-defense and countering terrorism. “If necessary, we will send troops to Syria. We will take all steps to protect our own country internally and externally, ” Davut... more »

Sadr Trying To Play Kingmaker In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Moqtada al-Sadr is attempting to become the pre-eminent party boss in Iraqi politics. After years of trying he finally co-opted the anti-corruption protest movement in Baghdad. That culminated in his followers temporarily taking over the Green Zone in the heart of the capital during the weekend. He has also become one of Prime Minister Haidar Abadi’s only supporters as he attempts to push through his reform package for the government. As Sadr has done before he wants to turn his pull with the Iraqi street into political power by dictating terms to the prime minister and threatening... more »

Failure the new leadership

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Barrack Obama is not the first President to lead by failure. However he is the first to build his legacy on failure. 1) Failure to secure a forces agreement in Iraq meant the US could not occupy that country. This failure has been a catalyst for things that had to happen. The legacy is illustrating that forever war is a bad idea. 2) Obama care is a medical Frankenstien. A proftit motivated system paid for by the goverment. It is doomed to failure and then after having exhausted all the stupid imoral alternative the USA will be forced to embrace single payer. 3) The TPP. Obama let t... more »

The Secret to Becoming Who You’ve Always Wanted to Be

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
http://drkellyflanagan.com/2016/05/04/the-secret-to-becoming-who-youve-always-wanted-to-be/ *The Secret to Becoming Who You’ve Always Wanted to Be * I once knew an artist who told me about a sculpture he wanted to carve out of wood. He said he had a vision for it in his mind’s eye. Then a week passed. And then two. And then three. I assumed he was procrastinating. When I asked him about it, he smiled and said, “Kelly, I can’t create what I want to create in just any block of wood. Every piece of wood has different grains and different textures. If you carve against the grain—try ... more »

Hillary, Donald and the Gender Wars

Mona Charen at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Clinton and Trump - 900] The greatest failures of the past generation concern men, women and sex -- and there could not be two more awful representatives of what has gone wrong than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton delights in presenting herself as a... more »

Negotiate This, Mr. Trump

David Goldman at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Trump Pointing Economy Recession - 900] Only The Simpsons got it right: Before he shot to the top of the polls last summer, not a single pundit or political scientist guessed that Donald Trump had the ghost of a chance at the Republican nomination, yet there... more »

THE ART OF THE CON: The insanity style in American politics!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016Part 2—It didn't start with Trump:* Could Republican candidate Donald J. Trump win November's election? Yes, we think he plainly could. He could also lose badly, of course. But yes, we think he could win. Last night, on CNN, former Obama aide Van Jones begged Democrats and liberals to understand the troubling fact that Donald J. Trump could win. We think Jones' assessment is correct. In part, here's why we say that: Candidate Clinton is the likely Democratic nominee. She's also badly damaged. It's amazing how *badly* she is damaged, compared to the way she ... more »

Iran Might Close Strait Of Hormuz If US Continues ‘Threatening’ Tehran

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Iran has warned that it may close the Strait of Hormuz, through which nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes, if the United States keeps ‘threatening’ Tehran. On Wednesday, the deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said that Tehran may close the Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies, if the US continued “threatening” passages through the strategic choke point. The remarks by the acting commander of the Guard also follow those of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who criticized U.S. activities in the Persian Gulf earlier in the week, Sp... more »

Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump may turn out to be the most effective anti-left leader in our lifetime...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*on the phone with Hannity last night.* *First of all, Donald Trump may turn out to be the most effective anti-left leader in our lifetime. * He is against political correctness. He is against bureaucracy. He places American nationalism first which I think we desperately need. I’m tired of being told we have to phony agreements and phony efforts and I watch John Kerry rush from five-star hotel to five-star hotel trying to get a phony peace agreement that is an absurdity… I think Trump could be a return to a more of an Eisenhower kind of realism that none-the-less is conservatism. An... more »

Russia To Form 3 New Military Divisions To Counter U.S. - NATO Buildup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visit the Kamaz truck manufacturing plant in Naberezhnye Chelny in Tatarstan, Russia, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/POOL/FILES *TASS*: *Russia to set up 3 divisions to counteract NATO — defense minister* Two new divisions will be set up in the Western Military District while one division will be set up in the Southern Military District MOSCOW, May 4. /TASS/. Russia will set up two new divisions in its Western Military District and one division in its Southern Military District to countera... more »

Commander In Chief Donald Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
From left to right General Mark A. Welsh III, General Mark A. Milley, Admiral John M. Richardson, General Robert B. Neller and Admiral Paul F. Zukunft discuss the future of the military and strategy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York May 3, 2016. PHOTO: LYDIA TOMKIW/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES *Lydia Tomkiw, IBTimes*: *Commander In Chief Donald Trump? Military Leaders Disagree On Candidate’s Views As He Becomes Presumptive GOP Nominee* With U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ending his presidential campaign Tuesday night, a November showdown between New York businessman Dona... more »

U.S. Generals Trying To Prevent A New 'Cold War' In Europe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. General Philip Breedlove (L) applauds as he stands next to U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti during a ceremony on May 3, 2016, at the Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, southern Germany. During a ceremony, Breedlove handed over the U.S. European command to Scaparrotti *VOA:* *As US Rotates Generals in Europe, Job Is Prevent New 'Cold War'* STUTTGART, GERMANY—As he stepped down as America's top commander in Europe on Tuesday, retiring Air Force General Philip Breedlove recalled how he began his career more than three decades ago trying to keep the peace during the Cold War with the Sov... more »

US Defence Secretary Carter Accuses Russia Of "Nuclear Sabre-Rattling"

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC*:* US accuses Russia of nuclear sabre-rattling, amid Nato tensions* US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has accused Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and of being intent on eroding international order. He said he regretted strained relations with Moscow but said the US had to "prioritise deterrence" on Nato's eastern flank. US-Russian ties have been strained by the Ukraine crisis and recent military encounters in the Baltic Sea. Russia has accused Nato of threatening its national security. Speaking during a ceremony at the US European Command Headquarters in Germany, Mr Carter ... more »

Pentagon Wants To Send Even More Troops And Hardware To Europe To Counter Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Scaparrotti Takes Command of Eucom at ‘Pivotal Moment’ Defense Secretary Ash Carter presents the U.S. European Command flag to Eucom’s new commander, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, during a change of command ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, May 3, 2016. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen *The Cable/Foriegn Policy:* *Exclusive: U.S. Weighs More Troops, Hi-Tech Weapons in Europe to Counter Russia* STUTTGART, Germany — Seeking to stare down any future Russian aggression, the United States is looking to deploy more troops and sophisticated weapons to Europe, the U.S. military’s top officer ... more »

Al Qaeda Defector Reveals The Group's Secrets On An Islamic State Website

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Long War Journal:* *Al Qaeda defector discusses group’s secrets in Islamic State magazine* The man known as Abu Ubaydah Al Lubnani (“the Lebanese”) is one of the most senior al Qaeda leaders to defect to the Islamic State since the two jihadist organizations split in early 2014. Lubnani was once a top security official for al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But after being demoted from his sensitive post, he joined Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s organization. Lubnani quickly became a thorn in al Qaeda’s side, revealing details about his former employer’s inner workings. Earlier this ... more »

Niger Warns Europe That It Needs A Billion Euros To Combat Illegal Immigration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters: **Niger tells Europe it needs 1 billion euros to fight illegal migration* Niger, a major transit country for Africans seeking to reach the EU, told foreign ministers visiting from Europe on Tuesday it needs 1 billion euros to combat illegal migration. As many as 150,000 migrants, most coming from other West African nations, will travel through Niger this year, crossing the Sahara Desert on their way to the Mediterranean coast, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). A vast landlocked country, Niger borders Nigeria in the south and Libya to nort... more »

House Committee Adopts Religious Liberty Amendment

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: gay military - iStock_000018347926_Large] LGBT groups and the White House are slamming the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) for adopting an amendment that would allow groups that service the federal government and oppose redefining marriage to receive federal contracts. However, the Chaplain Alliance for... more »

Study Finds Employers are Hiring More Freelancers to Avoid Obamacare

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] An influx of employers are getting rid of health benefits by shrinking their full-time workforce and hiring freelancers in 2016 due to the increase in costs caused by the Affordable Care Act according to a study released Tuesday. Nearly one-third of... more »

Games for "may"

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
Games for "may". "May have". "Some may say". "May have been". Hand over your back pills, Rile O'Biley. You're part of the Drug Culture. Sign O' The Times. "Some people say..." Ah, yes, well - So They Say... Some Might Say...

Deny This

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
[image: This two-picture combo provided by the University of Miami, top, and Chris Langdon, shows the Carysfort Reef in Florida in 1976 and 2016. Increasingly acidic seawater from global warming is now dissolving a tiny part of the limestone framework for delicate coral reef in the upper Florida Keys, much earlier than scientists expected, a new study found. ( Chris Langdon and the University of Miami via AP)] The signs of enviromental apocolyspe are everywhere. We are going to need more than the SkyGods help. I think the zombie phenomon is a CIA physk op to prepare humanity for its... more »

New Research Links Cell Phones To Cancer & Other Issues In Children

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
There has been plenty of evidence over the years suggesting a possible link between cell phone use and cancer and now researchers in Baltimore say the evidence is very clear and that children are even more at risk. Experts are saying parents and expecting mothers need to be extra careful and the Environmental Health Trust is calling on cell phone manufacturers and wireless providers to help fund research on how to treat and prevent exposure to radiation. CBS Baltimore reports: The studies link cell phones to a slew of health issues in children. That’s why experts say parents and exp... more »

Imposter edits journal in latest peer review scam

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
When a computer scientist approached a journal about editing a special issue, little did the journal know he — or she — was using a stolen identity. Before the jig was up, someone posing as a researcher named Xavier Delorme had edited three articles on optimization problems for The Scientific World Journal. The scammer used a fake email address, […] The post Imposter edits journal in latest peer review scam appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Demanding Justicce in Odessa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Regis Tremblay and I this morning interviewed Riley Waggaman, an American journalist living in Moscow. Riley came to Odessa for the May 2 memorial and gives an eye-opening view of Russia, Putin, and the Russian people.

Taking Action

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*Disobedience* is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Brien Foerster - Puma Punku And Tiahuanaco In Bolivia - Definitive Analysis

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
*NEWS JUST IN:* initial findings by Brien Foerster at (same location, effectively) Tiahuanaco and Puma Punku, suggest smelting factories for metal-working and metallurgy, not temples. Certain types of stone at both sites appear to be HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE, like seven times background radiation! - Background radiation @ Tiahuanaco = 21 - Background radiation @ Puma Punku = 90 The demise of this ancient (dual)site suggests that a tsunami from (nearby) Lake Titikaka covered the site in feet of mud and debris. We're talking a Pre-Inca Pre-Maya Pre-Aztec Pre-Toltec catastrophe that... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Global warming is turning the oceans ACIDIC and dissolving parts of the Florida Keys reef, new study finds* *This is a total pack of lies. And not even clever ones. The ocean is still alkaline, though perhaps a bit less so. And, anyway, a warmer ocean would outgas CO2 and the carbonic acid that it forms, so a warmer ocean would be LESS acidic, not more acidic. Do these guys know any physics at all?* Seawater, which is increasingly acidic due to global warming, is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. Proje... more »

PolitiFact Looks At Patrick Murphy And The Payday Lenders

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The crooked politicians who take money from the payday lenders have offered to sell their own constituents-- poor ones with little influence-- to the industry in return for campaign contributions. There has been a lot of talk about how Debbie Wasserman Schultz has bolstered the position of payday lenders and given them a green light for their predatory practices. Generally-speaking, though the payday lending industry goes to Republicans for support. Their 3 biggest backers since 1990 in the House are Kevin Yoder (R-KS-- $178,307), Jeb Hensarling (R-TX- $166,700) and Lynn Jenkins (... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Energetic threads of Angelic resonance combine

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*Energetic threads of Angelic resonance combine* by ÉirePort Energetic threads of Angelic resonance combine. Fraternization potentials are raised. Markets of Illumination open to all. Gaia rejoices in her new comforters. ÉirePort | May 4, 2016 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yf

Mysterious Aircraft Leaving Bizarre ‘Vapour Trail’ Baffles Onlookers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A mysterious aircraft that left a bizarre ‘vapour trail’ has left some people baffled over what it was. It was reported that the strange ‘vapour trails’ were spotted in the skies above North Wales but they were not from a civilian aircraft. While it may have been baffling for some, many others have been aware of chemtrails for quite some time now. The Mirror reports that the mystery aircraft circling the skies over a motorway in Wales has left drivers perplexed on Tuesday: Bizarre streams of vapour trails were pictured scattered across the skies as baffled motorists drove along the ... more »

Ted Cruz Drops Out Of Presidential Race The Same Day Trump Says Accuses Cruz' Father Associated With Lee Harvey Oswald

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 16 hours ago
Remember when Ted Cruz said he was going to fight Donald Trump "ALL THE WAY TO THE END"? Yep, that was just yesterday. But TODAY, Donald Trump mentions that Ted Cruz' father was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald around the time of the JFK assassination, and Ted Cruz IMMEDIATELY drops out of the race. You don't have to put two and two together here. THEN couple it with the fact of doing the unheard of picking a Vice President, Carly Fiorina, to show how serious he was. *NYTimes: Donald Trump Accuses Ted Cruz' Father Of Associating With Kennedy Assassin* ...then THE SAME DAY: *CNN: ... more »

A Dark Time in America

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: American Flag Storm Dark - 900] Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential candidate. And, barring unforeseeable events, it is certain that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. Those are two reasons -- of many, unfortunately -- why, other than the first years of the Civil War,... more »

All the Leading Candidates Agree: Government in Washington Is Too Weak

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. Flag, Young Patriot, Patriotism, American, USA] Nationalism and socialism are in full gallop in America today while conservatives are without a horse. Donald Trump almost never uses the language of traditional American conservatism, with its emphasis on classically liberal notions of limited government, constitutionalism, individualism and... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: Campaign Against ISIS ‘Far From Over’

Robert Burns at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, Carter said Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)] STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, “this fight is far from over,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday. Cart... more »

As Trump Wins, Clinton Exploring How to Win Over Republicans

Lisa Lerer & Catherine Lucey at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a campaign stop at Jackie O's Production Brewery and Tap Room in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- With Donald Trump all but clinching the Republican nomination for president, Hillary Clinton is beginning to explore ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire. The Democratic front-runner’s campaign believes Trump’s historically high unfavorable... more »

Russia Deploying 3 New divisions To Counter NATO Buildup At Its Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russia is to deploy three new military divisions, two in the west and one in the south to counterbalance NATO’s increased military presence near its borders. Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced on Wednesday: “The Defense Ministry is taking a number of measures to respond to the NATO military buildup at the Russian border” adding that two new divisions would be formed in the Western Military District and one in the Southern Military District before the end of the year. Shoigu also said that Russia was ramping up military training as well as the production of advanced military ha... more »

Star Wars Party Ideas

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
It wouldn't be May the Fourth without a Star Wars post. I was actually looking back through my photo archives for another Star Wars craft I did in the past when I found the pictures from my nephew's birthday. I adored how this party turned out but I have never shared it because I didn't end up with some of the close up shots I wanted. Looking back on the photos years later, 8 years to be exact, I remember what a fun party it was! There are a few things I wish I had close ups of, but these are all great ideas. When each kid walked in the door they were given a Jedi costume. You m... more »

what i'm reading: the deserters, a hidden history of world war 2

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
No one knows exactly how many US soldiers deserted from the Vietnam War, nor how many young men resisted conscription by going either to jail or to another country. The most conservative account puts the number at about 50,000, the highest at about double that. The majority of those went to Canada, where - after a people's movement organized to support them - they were allowed to live and eventually become citizens. Because of this, resistance to the war in Southeast Asia is part of American and Canadian history, no matter who tells the story. Resistance to other US wars, however, i... more »

#NeverClinton: RNC Chair Says GOP Must Unite Behind ‘Presumptive Nominee’ Trump

Blake Neff at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Chairman of the Republican Natonal Committee, Reince Priebus] Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus declared Tuesday night Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is the "presumptive nominee" of the Republican Party, and said the GOP must unite behind him. Priebus issued his declaration on Twitter, just minutes after Sen. Ted... more »

Thermal Growing Seasons In The UK

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Lord Beaverbrook Talking of early springs, DECC used to publish data on thermal growing seasons in central England. The last report was published for 2012 here. (I have asked them if they still update). The data is based on the Central England Temperature series, and according to […]

Mass Evacuations As Wildfire Engulfs Canadian City

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A mandatory evacuation notice was issued for the entire city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada on Tuesday after a raging wildfire began spreading uncontrollably The wildfire raged unchecked through the city of Fort McMurray overnight as authorities raced to complete the evacuation of its population of 80,000, fearing that hot, dry winds forecast for Wednesday would further fan the flames. We’re getting out. Fire seems to be crossing Highway 63. #YMM pic.twitter.com/6X33uLqHAz — Reid Fiest (@ReidFiest) May 3, 2016 The Edmonton Journal Reports: Fuelled by soaring temperatur... more »

Lawsuit: Missouri State Booted Student From Counseling Program For Christian Beliefs

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Andrew Cash says Missouri State University booted him from a counseling program because of his beliefs.] Should Christians who oppose same-sex marriage based on religious beliefs be allowed to obtain degrees in counseling? That's the question at the heart of a lawsuit filed in federal court by a former student at Missouri State University who claims...more »

Sanders: Clinton Team Thinks Race ‘Is Over. They’re Wrong’

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sanders] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign. “I... more »

Detroit Teachers Ending Two-Day Sick-Out, Negotiations Over Pay Continue

COREY WILLIAMS & DAVID EGGERT at The Stream - 17 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) -- Detroit schools are expected to reopen Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to ... more »

EU Countries Could Face Hefty Fines for Rejected Refugees

Lorne Cook at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Refugees Welcome Germany Conditions - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union countries that refuse to accept refugees under proposals to overhaul the EU’s failed asylum laws could face large fines for each asylum seeker rejected. The penalties are part of a European Commission plan to be... more »

If You Have 27 Minutes to Spare...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
...spend it watching this video by former RT newswoman Abby Martin. If you loath Hillary Clinton as I already do, this will make you furious. If you love or admire her, this may actually help you change your mind about voting for her this November (*if *she gets the nomination). Martin deconstructs the Clinton Charisma with hard research and unalterable facts about their right wing "New Democrats" con job in the 90's, the faux charity Clinton Foundation (the biggest fraud of its kind since the Red Cross and The Wounded Warriors Project) and from whom they've vacuumed up millio... more »

School Sacks Nation’s Last Tackle Powder-Puff Football Game

TERRY SPENCER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Monday, May 2, 2016, Jupiter High powderpuff football players Caitlin Walsh, Megan Mendoza, Haley Osborne and Savannah Tardonia, in front with ball, pose for a group photo in Jupiter, Fla. The clock has run out on what boosters describe as the nation's last tackle powderpuff football game. For 50 years at Jupiter High School, school spirits have been stoked by the annual football game pitting senior girls against juniors in a true test of toughness. But safety concerns prompted the principal to cancel this year's game, and many people in the middle-class ... more »

An Early Spring?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood How many times have we heard this year about an early spring, flowers blooming early and so on? Perhaps it is just my imagination, but every time we get a mild or sunny day or two, we get the same old mantra trotted out year after year. Well let’s […]

Hurt By Someone? Build a Fence, Not a Fortress

Mary DeMuth at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: White Picket Fence Gate Open - 900] Dear _________ (put your name here), I'm sorry someone hurt you. I know it hurts. If you're like me, you may re-hash the pain, wondering how to resolve the problem. Or maybe you blame yourself for making a misstep, or... more »

What is anti-Semitism? A quiz for Ken Livingstone

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Absolute genius and something that lays bare the hypocrisy of some members of the Labour Party http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/04/29/what-is-anti-semitism-a-quiz-for-ken-livingstone/

US Meddling in Thailand Boosts Bangkok-Moscow Ties

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 20 hours 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 - 21 hours 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 - 21 hours 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 - 21 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 - 21 hours ago
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 and most is. Most important though is that we are well rid of the erosional mod... more »

The Supervolcano That Can Devastate Europe Is Showing Signs of Awakening

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 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.c... more »

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

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 21 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 23 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Zwönitz, Sachsen, Germany. Thanks for stopping by!

Free Download: George Orwell, "1984"

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

"Stories..."

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

Initial Impressions of Icons in Play

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Willow saplings planted with prayers and songs heal land scarred by US atomic bomb testing Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone Censored News The Western Shoshone Peace and Friendship Run and Walk is underway this week on Western Shoshone land. This land is recognized in The Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863. This land is scarred by the US

Scholars Challenge the Myth That Regulation Can Stop Financial Crises

Mollie McNeill at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*now we need to unite to defeat Hillary. *

Mark Ronson - Summer Breaking / Daffodils

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/05/03/order-of-canada/

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 »

Disguises

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Prince Michael - More Than Meets the Eye!* *It's Archangel Michael - Jesus in Disguise!* *From the video Witnesses of Jehovah :* *What Prince, Michael Jackson and all their friends actually believe about life, death, Jesus, resurrection, eternal life, lying to the government & non-Witnesses to protect their co-religionists' self-interest and disguises...* *Camille* *(Obviously)* *Gemini* *"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. ... more »

ESPN Erases Curt Schilling From Baseball History

Mike Gonzalez at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »10

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