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Thomas Paine

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Who Notices It?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago

Mohawk Nation News 'Chump Change'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/06/01/chump-change/

Frontera NorteSur: New Mexico: 'The Border's Flint, Michigan?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
June 1, 2016 Special FNS Feature By Frontera NorteSur Censored News The Border's Flint, Michigan? Paloma Rodriguez and Frank Hernandez were not shocked to hear about excessive levels of arsenic that were found in the water supply of their community. Operators of the Carousel Convenience Store on the edge of Sunland Park, New Mexico, Rodriguez and Hernandez had seen notices before from the

Women's Boat to Gaza presented at European Parliament

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
From our U.S. representative, Kit Kittridge, in Brussels for face-to-face meetings with our international partners in the Freedom Flotilla Coalition:  Women's Boat to Gaza presented at the European Parliament May 31 , 2016 - Brussels, Belgium The Women's Boat to Gaza, a campaign of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition conducted

Snoop Dogg is Right

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Snoop Dogg - 900] My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the Roots remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that black folks are having,” he... more »

Do Politicians Talk Down To Their Audiences?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
It seems so long ago that we started discussing how Trump's 3rd or 4th grade vocabulary has worked so well for him in the Republican primary. He wasn't kidding when he said "We love the poorly educated." His simple language resonated with the Republican Party masses. The other day, Grammarly came out with a study exploring how politicians talk and how voters respond. They went back into political history to analyze how presidential candidates have communicated with the electorate and have come to the conclusion that "over time, politicians have been simplifying their language by s... more »

Miyamoto Musashi AMV

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Easter Island

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

The Revelation

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

Ramesses II Luxor

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
Chris Dunn

The forgotten child soldiers recruited by Kurdish militants in Turkey and Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
Not forgotten here. Not forgotten by myself or my readers. Conveniently forgotten by all the Kurdish militant cheerleaders in the western media. Main stream and the so called alternatives. Yup, certainly a curious commonality ISIS and Kurdish militants share.* Recruiting children and brainwashing them*. Kidnapping them from their families. How many news articles are posted here about that horrid abuse? I've lost count. And still I read the same sick mind viruses over and over- Secular Kurds. Best fighters on the ground. Promoters of equality. Downtrodden and always done wrong by. Si... more »

DOJ Defies Federal Judge to Protect White House’s Amnesty

KEVIN DALEY at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Department of Justice - 900] The U.S. Department of Justice is refusing an order from a federal judge to release details of benefits provided to over 100,000 illegal immigrants under President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered the Justice... more »

Why Is The Is The Secret For Russian President Putin's Survival?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russian President Putin. TASS *Andrei Kolesnikov, Project Syndicate:* *The Secret of Putin’s Survival* MOSCOW – Two years ago, a long process of growing authoritarianism and isolationism under President Vladimir Putin culminated in Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But even as much of the international community condemned the move, Russians seemed to welcome it. Indeed, the peninsula’s “return” to Russian control had a profound effect on public sentiment – one that seems to have strengthened Putin’s grip on power, even as Russia faces deepening political and economic challenges. In M... more »

Human Destiny

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
What i am presenting here is a completely different perspective regarding our Human destiny. All our teachings, including our spiritual lore has presented us with a fairly simple framework. We are conceived physically, this engenders a soul, and then we are born. We grow to maturity, age and ultimately die releasing said soul. Ample controversy exists regarding transmigration and reincarnation and of the true existence of spirit. This perspective is largely universal except perhaps those who commune more easily with spirit and thus assume such may be significant as well. Eve... more »

Monetizing the Debt Would Create Hyperinflation. Let's Not.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
What is so wrong in this argument is the assumption that we would do it all in a single day. Why? What we want to do is to monetize five percent per year and stay ahead of new debt in the process. Thus we would establish a ceiling on the debt issued and reduce it through monetization or longer term paper at the rate of five percent per year. Low interest rates are present today and they are seriously deflationary themselves. Several years of this should have a three to six percent world sponging up all the surplus cash coming into the system. Add the transference of credit gra... more »

Billions of Pounds of Cheese are about to go to Waste

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is the easiest problem in the world to actually fix. The economics will need to be sorted out properly but what we do is have the surplus declared surplus and then directly supply it to all families on welfare at the rate of three to five kilos per month. If we presume fifty million needy families, that works out to at least 150,000,000 kilos per month or 150,000 tons We apparently have a million ton surplus to deal with and this means that in one year the entire surplus will have been worked off. Better that all these are the actual families suffering f...more »

The Georgia-Texas Connection, Texas Creeks and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
What happened is that the Mexican army accepted the surrender of around essentially several hundred untrained militiamen formed up to form the Georgia Battalion and then proceeded to gun them down. . Otherwise we have pieces of the history of native expulsions in the face of white opportunism and all that meant. Not pleasent. Again a careful history of the southern tribes needs to be constructed and this work is doing much to help. *The Georgia-Texas Connection, Texas Creeks and Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar* *May 16, 2016 Richard Thornton 1 Comment* * http://peopleofonefire... more »

2016 Week 22 Education Odds and Ends

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
*“[Mike] Feinberg’s fumbling rhetoric and transparent body language cannot conceal the condescending corporate paternalism that is a defining characteristic of KIPP’s abusive corporate reform school testing camps.” — Professor James Horn* Dr. Horn's book just arrived in the mail. To read after my 2L year ends. @MismeasureOfEd #edreform pic.twitter.com/wIjpbBPGRI — Robert D. Skeels (@rdsathene) April 6, 2016 A parent testifies about charter co-location Parent-Activist Karen Wolfe provides powerful testimony against corporate charter profiteer Refugio "Ref" Rodriguez's scheme to ma... more »

Here Are 30 Facts About The F-22

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor [Source: Lockheed Martin] *History In Orbit:* *30 Facts About the F-22 Raptor That Will Blow You Away* *The F-22 Raptor is one of the most secretive planes in existence. The military doesn’t want you to know much about this stealth monster, but that’s why we are here today. Here are 30 facts about the iconic aircraft that will blow you off the tarmac!* With an estimated $34 billion spent to procure the final product, F-22’s would cost an estimated $339 million per aircraft, with a cost of around $150 per each additional unit. T... more »

10 minutes on the EU referendum, a must watch

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago

Former McDonald’s CEO Credits His Success On Lower Wages

Connor Wolf at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: McDonalds protest - 900] Former McDonald’s President Ed Rensi warned in an opinion piece Wednesday that a $15 minimum wage would destroy the very opportunities that made him successful. Rensi earned only 85 cents an hour when he joined McDonald’s in 1966 as a part-time... more »

No, neither house prices nor immigration are high because we’re prosperous

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
A STUDY OF AMERICAN mobility patterns across this decade’s Great Recession has a lot to say about housing prices and immigration in Auckland – puncturing in particular one of the many myths peddled about prices by this National Government You will have heard many ministers talking about the explosion in house prices being one of those “good problems” to have, that it’s some kind of reflection on NZ’s prosperity and good fortune – the “something special” they “felt” we were “on the cusp of” last election. A few of the National Party’s more moronic bloggers regularly echo the the... more »

And You Think 2016 Has Been Dirty... New Jersey Prepares To Take Center-Stage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*George and Chris-- cut from the same cloth* *-by Parsippany Pete* One of the screw-ball things about Garden State gubernatorial politics is that the elections occurs in the year immediately following the long, long Presidential campaign. Oh, and it's a microcosm for much of what's wrong with electoral politics: corruption and apathy. For example, in 2009, many Americans (Democrats in particular) were emotionally moved by the inauguration of America's first black president. So moved that many stayed home the following November to allow for a loutish and nasty right wing authoritari... more »

Brazil's Economic And Political Crisis Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *Brazil's government has sprung a leak, and a flood of secrets is gushing out* There’s a saying in Brazil: “Even the past is unpredictable.” It seems particularly apt in the wake of leaked audio recordings that point to ulterior motives for the recent impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and that have already forced the resignations of two members of the new Cabinet. Congress voted to put Rousseff on trial on charges that she shifted funds to cover holes in the national budget. The recordings — made before she was booted from office — bolster the suspicions of ma... more »

Jeremy Corbyn Needs a Media Strategy

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
In Stoke-on-Trent Labour, we have some experience with behind-the-scenes documentaries. And so my advice to the team surrounding Jeremy Corbyn would have been a firm "don't!" while they were negotiating with *Vice*. Their short documentary, *Jeremy Corbyn: The Outsider* caused a ripple of excitement among a commentariat bone-achingly bored with EU neverendum tit-for-tat. So, what about it? Your view is going to be coloured by what your politics are and your attitude to the leadership. If you're opposed to Jeremy, you're bound to find grist for your mill. If you like the man and hav... more »

U.S. Backed Kurdish-Syrian Fighters Launch A New Offensive Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S.-backed Syria forces launch offensive for Manbij pocket - U.S. officials* Thousands of U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are launching an offensive to capture from Islamic State a crucial swathe of northern Syria known as the Manbij pocket following weeks of quiet preparations, U.S. officials disclosed to Reuters. The operation, which only just started to get underway on Tuesday and could take weeks to complete, aims to choke off Islamic State's access to Syrian territory along the Turkish border that militants have long used as a logistics base for moving ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Alia Brahimi, Al Jazeera*: *ISIL may be in crisis, but so is the coalition* The group's current battlefield losses will not automatically translate into meaningful victories for the coalition. The battle to recapture Fallujah from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has gathered momentum, with thousands of government-linked forces encircling the strategic town, supported from the air and advised on the ground by the United States-led anti-ISIL coalition. It is worth recalling that Fallujah was the first Iraqi city to fall to ISIL (also known as ISIS) in January 2014 - a defe... more »

As We Shift - Answer the Call

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
Are we not One? The human, the plant, the planet, the breathing of all life on her unite now as one voice – one song, one whisper – ONE. It is akin to kittens who roll and snuggle and nibble and play and sleep and eat entangled and united but separate. This is life and you are hearing now the call of it. Answer. As you commune you will hear sounds not heard before and sense energies not sensed before. It will feel unusual, alarming even as you work to decipher where these feelings emerge from. This oneness begins and at some unforeseen moment you will see that it matters no... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Challenge from Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
2002, “Challenge from Heaven” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99dbIpstPpA

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Humanity's Brotherhood of Misery..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Life is messy. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone has a past. Things that stab them right between the eyes. Old grudges. Old shame. Regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. Betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. In the end, we are all alone in that private hell. But life isn't about learning to forgive those who have hurt you or forgetting the past. It's about learning to forgive yourself for being human and making mistakes. Yes, people disappoint us all the time. But... more »

"RADIATION ALERT - Harrisonburg, VA"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"RADIATION ALERT - Harrisonburg, VA"* by Newsroom "Radiation detectors from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are showing a sudden and dramatic rise in Gamma radiation in and around Harrisonburg, VA. According to the privately-funded Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center (NETC.com) Gamma radiation in Harrisonburg is now at 429 Counts-Per-Minute (CPM). This is much higher than the "typical" reading of 255 CPM over the past three months. The chart below outlines the situation: *Click image for larger size.* While our planet and all our environments always have some levels of... more »

The Poet: TS Eliot, “The Hollow Men”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“The Hollow Men”* by TS Eliot “We are the hollow men. We are the stuffed men Leaning together, Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass, Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar. Shape without form, shade without color, Paralyzed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossed With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom Remember us- if at all- not as lost Violent souls, but only As the hollow men, The stuffed men. *II* Eyes I dare not meet in dreams In death's dream kingdom... These do n... more »

"The Best Answer..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: "WHY?" And here is the best answer I can give: Because. Because sometimes, life is damned unfair. Because sometimes, we lose people we love and it hurts deeply. Because sometimes there aren't really answers to our questions except for what we discover, the meaning we assign them over time. Because acceptance is yet another of life's "here's a side of hurt" lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has cost us somet... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Related:* "Clinton's War on Women" - https://www.rt.com/

Gerald Celente, "May 31, 2016: Humanity On The Brink Of Global Insanity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Gerald Celente, "May 31, 2016: Humanity On The Brink Of Global Insanity" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFwnAZ9UyGo

The Economy: "The End Of The American Dream: Half Of US Households Are 'Financially Fragile'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The End Of The American Dream: * *Half Of US Households Are 'Financially Fragile'"* by Simon Wilson "The middle class in America is in crisis, with incomes falling and life expectancy worsening. Why? And what can be done about it? *What’s it like to be a middle-class American? *Increasingly precarious, it seems. In an article entitled “The Secret Shame of Middle Class Americans” in this month’s issue of The Atlantic, the writer Neal Gabler – an author, film critic and academic – came out as one of the many millions of apparently middle-class Americans who are in fact living in a “... more »

"Congress’ Treachery, the FBI’s Double-Crossing and the American Citizenry’s Cluelessness: With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Congress’ Treachery, the FBI’s Double-Crossing and the American * *Citizenry’s **Cluelessness: **With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?"* By John W. Whitehead “The evil was not in bread and circuses, per se, but in the willingness of the people to sell their rights as free men for full bellies and the excitement of the games which would serve to distract them from the other human hungers which bread and circuses can never appease.” - Admiral Ben Moreell (1892 – 1978), chief of the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Yards and Docks and of the Civil Engineer Corps "As the grandfather of t...more »

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Gov't Mule, "Soulshine" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Which is older- the rocks you see on the ground or the light you see from the sky? Usually it’s the rocks that are older, with their origin sediments deposited well before light left any of the stars or nebulas you see in the sky. However, if you can see, through a telescope, a distant galaxy far across the universe- further than Andromeda or spiral galaxy NGC 7331 (inset)- then you are seeing light even more ancient. *Click image for larger size.* Featured here, the central disk of our Milky Way Galaxy arches over Toadstool hoodoos rock formations in northern Arizona, USA. The unus... more »

Chet Raymo, “Out Of Eden”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* “Out Of Eden”* by Chet Raymo “The Maori of New Zealand imagined the original man with his head planted firmly in the earth, an ocean issuing from his mouth, in his groin a gum tree, clouds on his feet. What are we to make of this upside-down Adam? No head-in-the-clouds this fellow. His tattooed noggin is fixed in the soil like a tuber. Arms spread like an ocean-going outrigger canoe. Heart and lungs smoldering in the hearth of his chest. Only the soles of his feet keeping the sky from crushing him out. Looks good to me. Humankind as integral to nature. Earth, water, fire, air. T... more »

Musical Interlude: Two Steps from Hell, "Downstream"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals- this alone is worth the struggle." - William Osler "Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity." - Herman Melville

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Robertson, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Five Stages of Central Bankers’ Failure"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Five Stages of Central Bankers’ Failure"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Central bankers are now in the denial and anger stages of Kubler-Ross’s famed stages of loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Central bankers are in denial that all their trillions of dollars, euros, yen and yuan have completely and utterly failed to achieve the desired result: “organic” (i.e. unmanipulated by central states/banks) expansion of productivity, investment and household earnings. *Click image for larger size.* Central bankers not only continue to insist their free money for finan... more »

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Gregory Mannarino- It’s All Going to Collapse at the Same Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Gregory Mannarino- It’s All Going to Collapse at the Same Time"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino says you better be protecting yourself for what is coming in the financial markets. Mannarino explains, “It’s just a matter of time. Who knows when this actually rolls over–days, hours, months, who knows? There is no stopping it. All they are attempting to do is sustain it a little bit longer, and it’s only going to make this worse. The whole correction to fair value is going to seem like the mother of all collapses. It’s not a collapse in that sense.... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Truth Is Always Stranger Than Fiction..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Truth is always stranger than fiction. We craft fiction to match our sense of how things ought to be, but truth cannot be crafted. Truth is, and truth has a way of astonishing us to our knees. Reminding us, that the universe does not exist to fulfill our expectations. Because we are imperfect beings who are self-blinded to the truth of the world's stunning complexity, we shave reality to paper thin theories and ideologies that we can easily grasp – and we call them truths. But the truth of a sea in all it's immensity cannot be embodied in one tidewashed pebble." - Dean Koontz

Study Reveals King Tutankhamun’s Dagger Was Made From Space Rock

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A new study claims that Egypt’s King Tutankhamun was buried with a dagger whose iron blade came from a meteorite. The Telegraph reports: A team of researchers from Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo used non-invasive, portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to determine the make-up of the weapon. “Meteoric iron is clearly indicated by the presence of a high percentages of nickel,” said lead researcher Daniela Comelli of Milan Polytechnic, adding: “The nickel and cobalt ratio in the dagger blade is consistent with that of iron meteorites that have pr... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Outrageous Tactics Used by DePaul University to Shut Down Conservative Speech* Back in March 2014, Stanford University’s Graduate Student Council revoked funding and demanded exorbitant security fees (over $5,000!) from the Student Anscombe Society related to its event on traditional marriage, which featured Heritage fellow Ryan T. Anderson. Selectively charging outrageous security fees in order to make student leaders “voluntarily” shut down events that college administrations don’t like is a routine tactic for silencing dissent on campus. But what happens when the students act...more »

Nuclear Energy Framed as "Carbon Free" in New York Times

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
There are many studies that examine carbon consumption and emissions across the entire uranium supply chain - from mining to spent fuel storage and decommissioning. Why weren't any of these studies addressed in this New York Times plug for nuclear energy? Cardwell, Diane.Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy Sources. The New York Times, May 31, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/01/business/energy-environment/nuclear-plants-despite-safety-concerns-gain-support-as-clean-energy-sources.html?emc=edit_th_20160601&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 Nu... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 1 , 2016 ) Quick Hits (1. Markets & Market Moving News - Crude Oil Items Including : API Data ; OPEC Meeting For Thursday ; Venezuela Woes Hit BP . 2. Additional Markets - Asia / Europe Overview & Key Data Of Note , Key US Data For Wednesday Morning. 3. Greece Items Of Note For Wednesday. 4. UK - Around The Horn - EU Referendum & Other Nuggets. 5. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Inventory build : 2.35MM Gasoline draw: 1.48MM Distillate draw: 1.15MM Cushing draw: 1.03MM *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago And now Iran: IRAN OIL MINISTER SAYS DOESN'T BELIEVE AGREEMENT ON QUOTAS CAN BE REACHED AT THIS MEETING *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago UAE MIN. SAYS OPEC `CANNOT JUST UNILATERALLY DO A FREEZE' *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Of course not...just another pump and dump algo rake scheme today... fred walton a... more »

The Myth of Human Supremacy

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 6 hours ago
 When an unlucky person has been swept away by the brainwashing of a wacko cult, concerned friends or family members sometimes seek the assistance of a skilled deprogrammer to exorcize the demons. It’s a painful process. The scrambled soul is blasted with a fire-hose of strong rational arguments, hour after hour, hammering away at the many contradictions in the cult’s beliefs. Ideally, the shining power of truth blasts away the illusions, and opens the door to healing. I was reminded of this while reading Derrick Jensen’s book, *The Myth of Human Supremacy*. In his story, the... more »

Times are changing: Liberalism is back!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: f_fh_garyjohnson_160528] *Guest post by Jeffrey Tucker* I just returned from a historic event, the nominating convention of the Libertarian Party. (I spoke but was not a delegate and declared no support for any particular candidate.) It was a thrilling, raucous, contentious, fun, serious, and, ultimately, an ebullient event filled with high drama and intense argument. I had keynoted the last convention in 2014, and the difference between that event and this one was palpable. What made this one historic where the other was not? The remarkable events of this year within... more »

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 6 hours ago


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*Cooling technologies set to become red hot sector* *The article below shows only the vaguest awareness of cost in any sense. Take for instance the chiller truck cooled by liquid nitrogen. How expensive is the nitrogen? And how much power was used in cooling it? It seems most unlikely that there is any energy saving or any cost saving in the idea* On a warming planet, demand for cooling is increasing. But if we obtain that cooling from electricity generated by fossil fuels, it makes warming worse. So, the world needs new clean, cool technologies. And British inventors are r... more »

HHS Responds to House Subpoena With Just One ‘Heavily-Redacted’ Page

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Brady2 - 900] After months of House Republicans attempting to obtain documents from the Department of Health and Human Services for an investigation into Obamacare's Basic Health Program funding, the agency responded to their subpoena this week with just a one-page "heavily redacted" document.... more »

Report: Fracking in Texas Created $12 Billion and 100k New Jobs

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Marcellus shale gas-drilling site along PA Route 87 in Lycoming County.] A report published Wednesday by an industry group found that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and natural gas in Texas' Barnett shale formation produced $11.8 billion each year and created more than 107,000 permanent jobs. The report, entitled "An Energy Revolution:...more »

New Study Finds Most Financially Stable States Have Republican Leadership

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Fiscal Solvency Map - 900] A new study published Wednesday by the Mercatus Center ranked states in order of fiscal responsibility, and the top 10 all had Republican leadership. The study ranked states according to five key fiscal characteristics: cash solvency, budget solvency, long-run solvency, service-level solvency... more »

The Syrian War To Free Themselves From Criminal US/Israel/NATO Enslavement: As I Had Predicted, The Fraudulent "Ceasefire" Enabled The So Called Terrorists To Recover From Their Losses!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
Many people have requested that I change the headings for articles pertaining to the Syrian "civil war" to something that makes more sense.. .I figure that the truth about that fraud war should be known by everyone and I have entitled this article with that truth for all to see.... Over the last few months, I have stated clearly in many previous articles that the Syrian "ceasefire" that was signed between the good guys, the Syrian government forces and their Russian allies, and the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal's operatives, the fraudulent "Al Nusra" so called "rebels" and of course... more »

World News Briefs -- June 1, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Syrian opposition wants clarity over attacks by U.S.-backed force* The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have attacked armed groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and sometimes appear to have interests aligned with the Syrian government, a Syrian opposition negotiator said on Wednesday. Basma Kodmani, a member of the Saudi-backed High Negotiations Committee, the main opposition group at U.N.-mediated peace talks, told reporters that the HNC wanted clarity on the objectives of the SDF. She said the concerns included "how they are viewed by the local populatio...more »

Amazon CEO Wants to Move Heavy Industry to Space to Save the Planet — But the Cost Would Be Massive

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Space Science Fiction - 900] Amazon's CEO says moving heavy industry to space could help save Earth from humanity's industrialization. Jeff Bezos says within the next few hundred years industry should be moved to space to spare Earth from total depletion of natural resources. "Energy is... more »

Forbes: Former Richest Self-Made US Woman Now Has Nothing

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Forbes announced on June 1, 2016, that it has revised its estimate of Holmes net worth from $4.5 billion to nothing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Forbes has revised the net worth of the woman it crowned America’s richest self-made woman last year from $4.5 billion to nothing. Forbes says its estimate of Elizabeth Holmes’ wealth is based entirely on her 50... more »

Sweden Took 162k Refugees Last Year, 494 Got Jobs

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Refugees from Syria arrive at Stockholm Central Station by train through Denmark and Malmo in September 2015.] Just 494 out of the 162,000 refugees who applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015 have managed to get a job, according to government figures released Tuesday. Refugees are eligible to work while their applications are pending as long as... more »

Russia Awards First Free Plots Of Land In Far East

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russia has given away free hectares of land to three families in the country’s Amur region. In an initiative to develop the country’s remote Far East the Russian government has approved the first applications under the country’s free land scheme. The region’s Arkharinsky district which borders China was chosen as the pilot area for the scheme where any Russian citizen could apply for a free tract of land. RT reports: “The first three applications were received from residents in the area, which for many years engaged in beekeeping. District authorities have already approved the layou... more »

‘The Shield’ Actor Michael Jace Convicted Of wife’s Murder

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
American actor Michael Andrew Jace from “The Shield” has been convicted of murdering his wife April Denise Jace, by shooting her in the back and legs. The incident was partially witnessed by their two young children. LA Times reports: A jury of six women and six men deliberated about two hours before finding Michael Jace, 53, guilty of second-degree murder in April Jace’s May 19, 2014, death. Jurors also found true the special allegation that Jace used a firearm to commit the crime. Michael Jace, who portrayed a police officer in the FX series “The Shield,” was upset that his wife w... more »

Lawsuit against publisher over retraction comes a step closer to reality

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 8 hours ago
An author has begun the process of taking legal action against a publisher for retracting his paper. As we reported last month, John Bishop, the CEO of an independent media company called Crocels, based in Pontypridd, Wales, argues that by taking down his paper, De Gruyter defamed him and breached a contract — their agreement to publish his paper. Now, Bishop has sent the […] The post Lawsuit against publisher over retraction comes a step closer to reality appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Maddow watch: Star's four days in May continue!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016Susana Martinez redeemed:* Let's recall where matters stood when our story left off. (For yesterday's post, click this.) Last Tuesday night, May 24, Rachel Maddow ended her "cable news" show by snarking about Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico. Martinez is a Republican governor who doesn't like Candidate Trump real well. Trump was doing a campaign event in Albuquerque that night. The day before, Martinez had said she wouldn't attend the event. It's hard to know why a liberal TV star would mock Martinez for something like that, but Maddow feeds vi... more »

With His Experience As A University Founder, Would Trump Be America's Education President?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Wonder when more voters will start seeing Trump as the con man he is? If the widely mistrusted and disliked Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party nominee, her only shot to win is if enough voters are more repulsed by Trump than by her. We've been covering the slow-boiling Trump University scandal for several years-- long before he came down the escalator to announce he is running for president by branding Mexican immigrants rapists. Trump's scam-- which he started in 2005-- began unravelling in 2010 when dozens of students started complaining to the authorities in New York, Cal... more »

OPEC Is Dying Of Self-Inflicted Wounds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNBC*: *OPEC states that wanted production cuts buckle under the new oil order* Saudi Arabia engineered OPEC's policy to kill off U.S. shale oil production. The plan was straightforward: Keep pumping oil, maintain market share and outlast the Americans. But the plan is also producing casualties within the cartel itself: Angola, Nigeria and a Venezuela that's on the verge of implosion. Six months after OPEC left its high-production policy in place, some of the cartel members who called loudest for output cuts are feeling the most pain. Inflation is soaring and currencies have plu... more »

War Criminals Living Amongst Us

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN: **He's accused of war crimes in Somalia. Now he works security at a U.S. airport.* (CNN)An accused war criminal living in the United States is now working as a security guard at Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC. A CNN investigation found that Yusuf Abdi Ali, who is accused of committing atrocities while he was a military commander during Somalia's brutal civil war, has been living a quiet life near the nation's capital for about 20 years. He is just one of more than 1,000 accused war criminals living and working in the United States. *Read more* .... *WNU ... more »

The Battle Of Fallujah -- News Updates June 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VICE News/Reuters*: *The Fight for Fallujah Is Becoming Iraq's Next 'Human Catastrophe,' Aid Official Warns* Islamic State militants fought vigorously overnight between Monday and Tuesday against the Iraqi army's onslaught in the southern district of the city of Fallujah, army officers said on Tuesday. Fallujah, in Anbar province, is the terrorist group's major outpost closest to the capital Baghdad. Islamic State has been holding Fallujah since 2014. But as Iraqi troops and IS militants battle it out for the city, one aid official has warned of the "human catastrophe" that is un... more »

A Look At The Venezuelan Economy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An opposition supporter with a giant 100-bolivar note with the word "Hungry" written on it seen at a gathering to protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro along with economic insecurity, and shortages. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *Sydney Morning Herald:* *It costs $200 to buy a dozen eggs in Venezuela right now* The International Monetary Fund has predicted that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720 per cent this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1200 per cen... more »

Is Russia's 'Novorossia' Dream Dead?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Pavel Gubarev, a separatist leader, speaks during a news conference in the eastern city of Donetsk. *Radio Free Europe*: *The Unraveling Of Moscow's 'Novorossia' Dream* The Kremlin’s project to create “Novorossia” in southern and eastern Ukraine and the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea was conducted in secrecy and haste in the first months of 2014. Details of how that project rose and ultimately fell have been hard to come by. But Aleksandr, a Moscow businessman who asked that his identity not be revealed, had a front-row seat as an insider in Crimea and agreed to tell RFE/... more »

Scientists Find Trees Changed Climate Long Before Humans

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Nature, Forest, Trees, Foggy, Clouds, Haze, Misty] Trees helped change climate long before human activity, according to a new study that casts more doubt on the human impact on global warming. During an experiment where scientists were trying to create reflective clouds to combat global warming, researchers at... more »

Obamacare Worries: Largest Texas Insurer Asks Big Price Hike

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Obamacare - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fresh problems for “Obamacare”: The largest health insurer in Texas wants to raise its rates on individual policies by an average of nearly 60 percent, a new sign that President Barack Obama’s overhaul hasn’t solved the problem... more »

NATO About To Declare Cyberspace An Operational Domain Of War

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Next months NATO summit in Poland is likely to enter the history books as the event where cyberspace was officially declared an operational warzone, according to a German official. Major General Ludwig Leinhos, who heads the German military’s effort to build up a separate cyber command, announced that all 28 NATO member states are likely to agree to the proposal during the Warsaw summit which takes place in the Polish capital on July 8-9 RT reports: Leinhos, a former director at NATO Headquarters Consultation, Command and Control Staff, is known at home for heading the German milita... more »

Putin Bans Rothschilds From Russia

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Brave Vladimir Putin has banned Jacob Rothschild and his New World Order banking cartel family from entering Russian territory “under any circumstances.” Putin recently reminded his cabinet that he paid off the Rothschild’s debt and “grabbed them by the scruff of the neck and kicked them out Russia’s back door.” This meeting featured the President pounding his fist on the table and vowing to destroy the New World Order, and according to a Kremlin source Putin is making great strides towards this goal. “They do not own the world, and they do not have carte blanch to do whatever they ... more »

The Magic Power of Words and Why Words Rule the World

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Pao L. Chang* - Words play a very important role for shaping our beliefs and perception of reality.

BBC’s Matt McGrath Gets His Name Right, But Not Much Else

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36420750 Matt McGrath’s latest piece is little more than an advertisement for the renewable industry: New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says. Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount […]

Prince Was Murdered: Growing Chorus Demands Justice

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
His body was cremated at the first opportunity the day after his death, and now the results of his autopsy are being held back from the public, weeks overdue. Prince, the brave, outspoken artist and critic of the New World Order is in danger of being silenced and forgotten. Dr Conrad Murray is the latest to join the campaign demanding justice for Prince, warning the Purple One’s physician that he should brace himself for a tough legal battle. ‘I would say he needs an attorney, and a good one, because we have what we call “regular justice” and “celebrity justice,”‘ Murray said. Murr... more »

Two Killed During UCLA Shooting Following Breitbart Event

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Two men have been killed in a murder-suicide pact at UCLA on Wednesday morning, with local and federal law enforcement officers putting the campus on lockdown as a result. Two people were found dead inside a campus engineering building, according to a UCLA spokesperson. The shooting follows a bomb threat the night before that occurred as a result of Breitbart Technology editor, Milo Yiannopoulous, giving a controversial talk at the University against feminism. His “Dangerous Faggot Tour” talk prompted protests outside the Broad Art Building, where Milo was due to speak, from pro-fem... more »

Bodies of Water

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
An Ocean of Plastic (photo credit, UC-Santa Barbara) *** *"Bodies of Water"* *By Nan Socolow* Aeons past before the plates became continents when this Earth was young bodies of water encircled Pangaea. Now our blue planet is a dying zone a waking nightmare pillaged and plundered, its watery places ravaged by mankind. Civilization has dumped debris detritus dreck bottles and jars and enough plastic to gyre and gimble and strangle the Pacific wabe. Bizarre fish snakeheads and sea lampreys with sucking razor sharp teeth delve in the fresh water of the mighty Mississippi and Great L... more »

Im not like everybody eles

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago

Elinor Ostrom in the news (sort of)

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 9 hours ago
A friend emails me: This article in the today's *NY Times* discusses how musicians who play near the site where John Lennon died have had trouble managing the common resource of a strategically placed park bench. Currently, however, they have worked out an informal arrangement that appears to work well. The article reminded me of the work of Elinor Ostrom, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in part for her work on self-governance of the commons.

Obese ISIS Beheader ‘The Bulldozer” Captured In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Syrian army have captured the 20 stone ISIS executioner dubbed “The Bulldozer.” The obese jihadi once chopped off the arm and leg of a teenager for refusing to enlist with the terror group. He is famous for chopping off the heads of his victims with a three-foot sword and carrying around a five-foot-long, 52kg Browning machine gun. Video shows the terrifying man hand-cuffed and half-naked in the back of a truck, grimacing as he is driven away. Daily Mail reports: The obese extremist, a member of the terror group’s so-called Chopping Committee, is seen lying half-naked in the ba... more »

Former Baylor President Starr Resigns as School Chancellor

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Ken Starr - 900] WACO, Texas (AP) -- Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University’s chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players. Starr, who... more »

What does “reproducibility” mean? New paper seeks to standardize the lexicon

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
What is the difference between “reproducible” and “replicable”? And how does each relate to results that are “generalizable” and “robust”? Researchers are using these terms interchangeably, creating confusion over what exactly is needed to confirm a scientific result, argues a new paper published today in Science Translational Medicine. Here’s how the US National Science Foundation (NSF) […] The post What does “reproducibility” mean? New paper seeks to standardize the lexicon appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Murder-Suicide Leaves 2 Dead at UCLA, Los Angeles Police Say

CHRISTOPHER WEBER at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: UCLA - 900] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A shooting that left two men dead at UCLA on Wednesday and led to a massive response on the campus in a bustling part of Los Angeles was a murder-suicide, authorities said. Police Chief Charlie Beck... more »

Should There Be More Transparency In US Drone Strikes?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Drone Strike in Pakistan Renews Calls for Transparency* WASHINGTON—The strike was unprecedented. For the first time, a U.S. drone struck Pakistan outside its lawless border area with Afghanistan, killing the leader of the Afghan Taliban in the country’s southwestern province of Baluchistan. “It would have been better if Pakistan had targeted him inside its own territory,” Pakistani government employee Umair Khan told VOA. “It’s against the law for the U.S. to target him in our country.” Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen — the United States has not hesitated to target terrorist... more »

Viagra Has Become The Drug Of Choice For Boko Haram Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Keith Bedford. Reuters *Philip Obaji Jr., Daily Beast:* *Boko Haram Terrorists Hooked on the Jihadist Drug of Choice: Viagra* *Kidnapping girls and raping them many times a day is standard practice for the young men recruited to Boko Haram’s ‘holy’ cause, as are the drugs help to keep them going.* CALABAR, Nigeria — Every time the Nigerian military raids Boko Haram hideouts in northeast Nigeria, soldiers report intriguing stockpiles quite apart from the predictable guns, bombs, and machetes. Often these include magical amulets and trinkets, and, frequently, quantities of Viagra an... more »

Médecins Sans Frontières: Hospitals Are Now Normal Targets Of War``

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, hit by an airstrike. Photograph: Dan Sermand/MSF *The Guardian:* *Hospitals are now normal targets of war, says Médecins Sans Frontières* *Humanitarian specialist Michiel Hofman says permanent members of UN security council are complicit in killings by supporting countries in conflict.* The targeting of hospitals and humanitarian workers in war is quickly becoming a “new normal”, a top official at Médecins Sans Frontières has said, describing permanent members of the UN security council as complicit in the killing of medics. Michiel Hofman... more »

World News Briefs -- June 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'* Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as his forces halted at the city's edge in the face of ferocious resistance from Islamic State fighters. Abadi's decision to halt, two days after elite Iraqi troops poured into the city's rural southern outskirts, postpones what was expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State. The government, backed by world powers including the United State... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Ex-Miss Turkey found guilty of insulting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan An old disease has reared its ugly head, and it's spreading *Rothschild's Scottish Advance * Russian Warning - Orlov *Save the Planet by Drinking Beer, Wastewater Beer * Facebook reportedly plans to make it impossible for the police to read your messages An Illinois ex-cop was found guilty of hiring someone to murder a prosecutor European Freedom Of Speech Threatened As Social Networks Vow To Combat Self-Determined "Hate Speech" Wikileaks Asks If This Is The "Smoking Gun" Email That Will Bring Dow...more »

Bernie Sanders Could Win Nomination If He Beats Clinton In California

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Hillary Clinton could lose her chance to face-off Donald Trump in the general election if she takes her eye off Bernie Sanders in the upcoming California primary on June 7. An influx of voter registration threatens to derail Ms Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders. A win for Sanders in the June 7 presidential primary contest in California would give him the credibility to flip Clinton’s super delegates to his side at the Democratic National Convention in July. The Independent reports: Mr Sanders will be looking to the state to boost his campaign with news of a further 1.5 million peopl... more »

Why Did the Feds Wait for a Holiday Weekend to Release Info on a Shady Nevada Land Deal?

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Abbey - 900] The Interior Department gave Congress an investigation into a land deal made by a former federal appointee with connections to Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on the eve of a major holiday weekend, and did not notify the public of its findings until Tuesday.... more »

Israeli Forces Arrest Reporter For Iranian TV In The Golan Heights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Israeli military forces have reportedly arrested a correspondent for Iran’s Al-Alam news channel in the occupied Golan Heights. According to a police spokemsan, 43 year old Bassam al-Safadi, a resident of the Druze village of Majdal Shams has been accused of “publishing statements in support of terror groups and incitement to violence or terror”. Press TV reports: His wife said the Israeli forces broke into the home of Bassam al-Safadi in Majdal Shams District on Wednesday morning and violently searched them, causing excessive property damage before detaining the journalist and conf... more »

Comparing Debate Styles — Trump, Clinton, Sanders

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding," [Donald Trump] said at the first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland. "She had no choice because I gave to a foundation.” One of many charges Trump will lay at Clinton's feet (source; click to enlarge). Maring Photography / Contour by Getty Images* *by Gaius Publius* In the second run-up to our next "Look Ahead" piece (first one here, second one here), the piece that will attempt to decide "who beats who" (I know, whom) in the general election, I want to now look at debate styles, in face-to-face debates spe... more »

UPDATE: Mossad chief admits Israel is supporting al Nusra in Syrian War

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*UPDATE: * Here is a report on the interview published today in RT...it takes a slightly different slant. *Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy [left] admits to* *tactical alliance* *between Israel and Al Qaeda affiliate on Al Jazeera.* Washington beltway blogger/investigative journalist Wayne Madsen is reporting that a former Mossad chief has admitted to *Al Jazeera* that Israel was/continues to be behind the Jabhat al-Nusra foreign terrorists who attacked Syria and tried to destroy it. This is not entirely new newz...it has been reported before: "...Reports from UN observers in the ... more »

In Defense of the Cincinnati Zoo

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Cincinnati_Zoo - 900] The typical response when someone saves a small child from harm isn’t “How dare you?” But the Cincinnati Zoo has been subjected to a torrent of abuse for making the agonizing decision to shoot and kill one of its gorillas,... more »

These 7 Short Videos Clear Up Myths About Air Pollution

The Daily Signal at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Earth - 900] The Texas Public Policy Foundation came out with a series of short videos addressing myths about air pollution and the effects of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The plan was first proposed by the EPA in 2014 and... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*RFE: Stoltenberg*: *NATO Defense Spending To Rise For First Time In Decade* Spending on defense by European members of NATO will grow for the first time in a decade, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Financial Times in an interview published on May 31. “The forecast for 2016, based on figures from allied nations, indicates that 2016 will be the first year with increased defense spending among European allies for the first time in many, many years,” Stoltenberg said. “We are faced with uncertainty. We are faced with more threats, more security challenges, than in a ...more »

Polish Defense Minister: One NATO Battalion Is Enough To Stop 'Russian Aggression'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. KACPER PEMPEL / REUTERS / REUTERS *Sputnik: Polish Defense Minister*: *One NATO Battalion Can Stop 'Russian Aggression'* Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz is convinced that one rotating battalion of NATO troops deployed on Polish territory would be sufficient to deter any Russian plans to invade the country, and to hold the Russians down long enough for long enough for reinforcements to arrive if it ever came to war. Cited by the defense-related US newspaper Defense News, Macierewicz said that Warsaw would be requesting for a r... more »

U.S., U.K., And Turkey Conduct Military Exercises (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* A missile fired from above is seen detonating a section of land as the live fire drills were watched by observers from 79 countries *Daily Mail*:* Shock and awe! US and British military join forces with Turkish armed services for major manoeuvres featuring air, land and sea* * Turkey has carried out its largest-ever multinational military exercise featuring US, British and Saudi contingents * Helicopters carried out mock raids, ships were deployed to a beach head and explosions occurred on land * Other allies to participate in Ankara's show of force incl... more »

Will North Korea Nuke A U.S. City?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at a rocket warhead tip after a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missile, at an unidentified location in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. REUTERS/KCNA/FILE PHOTO *Peter Apps, Reuters*: *How long before North Korea can nuke a U.S. city?* It’s the near future, and North Korea’s regime is on the brink of collapse. As rumors swirl of palace coups, forces on both sides of the world’s most militarized border are on heightened alert. The U.S. military faces a much bi... more »

Is There A Chinese President Xi Doctrine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
China's President Xi Jinping laughs during the Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 27, 2015. REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI *Michael Auslin, War On The Rocks:* *In Search Of The Xi Doctrine* As President Obama sought to make his final mark in Asia, visiting Vietnam and Japan last week, he confronted the increasingly clear strategic goals of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Though Xi continues to focus on domestic issues, including a weakening economy, and cracks down on foreign non-governmental ... more »

NATO Struggles To Stay Credible

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The Economist *Steven Erlanger, New York Times:* *Tested by Russia, NATO Struggles to Stay Credible* BRUSSELS — Six weeks before a critical summit meeting aimed at bolstering NATO’s deterrence against a resurgent Russia, the alliance is facing a long list of challenges. The first is to find a country to lead the last of four military units to be deployed in Poland and the three Baltic nations. But that, analysts say, could be the least of its problems. Security concerns are as high now as they have been since the end of the Cold War. As the immigration crisis has strained relation... more »

Is Russia Winning The Information War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ronn Torossian, Observer*: *Russia Is Winning the Information War* *America can learn a thing or two about PR from Putin's pugilistic propaganda.* In today’s media, drawing consistent attention takes a particular set of character traits—witness the popularity of Kim Kardashian on Instagram, or DJ Khaled on Snapchat. Their equivalent on the stage of world leaders is undoubtedly Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. This week, Mr. Putin received headlines for stating Russia would retaliate against NATO’s placement of non-exploding U.S. missiles in Romania. While the U.S. says the syst... more »

New Presidential Contender Donald Eugene Lowe Challenges Donald Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A new Donald has entered the Republican presidential race; Donald Eugene Lowe, a “real” Donald from Texas. Conservative Republican Donald Eugene Lowe will be officially challenging Donald Trump at the convention in July. Donald Trump may no longer be the GOP presumptive presidential nominee. PR Newswire reports: “It’s been done before and it can be done again,” Lowe says. Lowe recalls that at the 1880 Republican National Convention that when Secretary of the Treasury, John Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant or James G. Blaine could get enough votes to secure the nomination, delegates chose J...more »

The Conspirators Behind 9/11 Are Turning On Each Other

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
After 15 years of claiming that Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda were responsible and acted alone, high-ranking Americans are publicly blaming Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 terrorist attacks…. and now Saudi Arabia is publicly blaming the United States. However, according to investigative journalist Wayne Masden, it was American neocons, Saudi Arabia and Israel that successfully pulled off the September 11 attacks. They are now infighting to the point that the layers of secrecy surrounding the crime of the 21st century, are starting to peel away. Israel, meanwhile is left in the crossfire… I... more »

Paper reports data from PET/CT scan, years before it arrived

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Authors have retracted a study just three months after publishing it, upon realizing they made “several critical errors.” For one, the authors didn’t actually collect the data they claim to in the title of the paper, which reported on methods to screen patients for recurrence of lung cancer. The authors included data from positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), […] The post Paper reports data from PET/CT scan, years before it arrived appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Free Your Mind by Detoxing from Heavy Metals

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Laura Halliday* - As we gain learn more about how heavy metals affect us, it becomes more urgent to detox.

Sometimes you just have to call a sleaze, a sleaze...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*and the PC crowd goes crazy.* It's been fun to watch. Trump said, “What I don’t want is when I raise millions of dollars, have people say– like this sleazy guy right over here from ABC, he’s a sleaze in my book.” ABC’s Tom Llamas asked, “Why am I a sleaze?” Trump answered, “You’re a sleaze because you know the facts and you know the facts well.” Isn't it about time the liars who hide behind the protective shell of calling themselves "journalists" be called out? Is Llamas upset? Oh, hell noes! Two days ago no one knew who he was. Trump coronated him with the crown of sleaze. ... more »

Life is messy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
To much stress not enough stress its just messy under any condition

Student Walkouts at "No Excuses" Achievement First Flagship

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
The New Haven flagship for the Achievement First fleet of paternalistic segregated charter schools is under attack by the same students that the school was meant to culturally and politically sterilize. This is good news for those who believe that all children deserve humane learning environments, even if they are poor. The story is reported here, and below is one of the many comments by concerned community members. posted by: Samuel T. Ross-Lee on June 1, 2016 8:19amN.B. Redacted Version The hypocrisy and manifest gullibility in the comment[s] on this story are astonishing. Th... more »

Obama Makes June ‘LGBT Pride Month’

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: gay marriage American flag_compressed] June 2016 is “LGBT Pride Month,” thanks to President Obama’s signature. Yesterday, Obama officially declared today the start of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month,” and used the symbolic gesture to “call upon the people of the United States to... more »

Security In Iraq, May 22-28, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The fourth week of May 2016 saw a slight dip in the Islamic State’s on going spring campaign. Security incidents went up, but casualties went down, as there were no mass casualties bombings from May 22-28. On the government side, it continued with the process of freeing Fallujah, which accounted for most of the violence in the country outside of Baghdad that still faces a constant barrage of IS attacks. From May 22-28 there were 142 incidents reported in the press. That was up from 121 the week before, but on par with the 141 from May 8-14. As usual, Baghdad was the most violent p... more »

DILBERT KNOWS BEST: Details the methods of Donald J. Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016Part 2—Narrative all the way down:* Yesterday, we thought we saw something troubling at the new Salon, a relentlessly dumbed-down site. What we saw speaks to the general spread of the political culture sometimes described as Trumpism. The troubling manifestation appeared in one of the new Salon's patented gong-show headlines: TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016 03:30 PM EDT *TV ad blasts “Debt Trap Debbie” Wasserman Schultz for supporting predatory payday lenders* Allied Progress campaign condemns the DNC chair for "sabotaging" federal regulation of payday lenders, who f... more »

Israeli Woman having “consensual” sex with Palestinian Minor- Lied about Rape.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
This false rape claim brings up many hot button topics on it's own. However the fact that this occurred in Israel, making the situation even more politically charged, adds an extra problematic layer to this situation. *Let’s talk about the many problems with the story posted below* *1- The alleged ‘rape’ victim lied. A jewish Israeli women- False rape claim * *2- The family of the alleged victim- Liars- Jewish Israelis * *3- No charges against alleged victim or family (Jewish Israelis) for lying to the police and courts. Why?* *4- The youth (Arab) she was having consensual sex with... more »

Even a Silver-Backed Gorilla is Not Worth More Than a Child

Carolyn Moynihan at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Cincinnati zoo - 900] A gorilla named Harambe has been shot at the Cincinnati zoo to prevent harm to a toddler who fell into its enclosure. A Huffington Post headline reads, "RIP: Captive gorilla shot." Rest in peace? It was the gorilla that died,... more »

MI5 Used Child Abuse At Boys Home To Blackmail Paedophile Politicians

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
An inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a boys’ home in Belfast has restarted amid claims that MI5 agents knew about the alleged abuses but chose to use them to blackmail paedophile public figures. The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry will hear evidence from former residents of the notorious Kincora children’s home where it is claimed a high-ranking paedophile ring preyed on the vulnerable boys who lived there during the 1970s. There have been claims that the UK security services knew about the abuse but did nothing to stop it, but instead used the information to b... more »

Epilepsy researcher gets retraction, correction after former colleague flags work

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Epilepsy researcher Toni Schneider has received a retraction and a correction in quick succession, after a former colleague raised red flags about the work. The retraction for Schneider, based at the University of Köln in Germany, is for “unintentional inclusion of erroneous data” due to limitations of the recording system used in the paper, according to the […] The post Epilepsy researcher gets retraction, correction after former colleague flags work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Dinner Guest Who Refuses To Leave

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Last week's G7 Conference did nothing to stimulate the world's economy -- even though the IMF says that economic stimulus is what the world needs badly. Tom Walkom writes: The International Monetary Fund, which exists to backstop nations in financial trouble and which has never been a hotbed of radicalism, headlined its April update of the world economy: “Too slow for too long.” The IMF has been urging world leaders to do exactly the kind of things that Trudeau and Abe called for last week in Japan. Justin Trudeau and Japan's Shinzo Abe tried to get consensus on the need for s... more »

John Zmirak Joins Eric Metaxas to Discuss Christians Who Reject American Freedom

The Eric Metaxas Show at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Eric Metaxas] John Zmirak joined his old friend Eric Metaxas to talk about “Christians who reject American freedom,” the market economy, and even the Old Testament!

#NeverTrump Flopped For The GOP-- Will It Help The Democrats Save America From Trump And The Trumpists?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Conventional wisdom, which isn't *always* wrong-- says that Hillary will win the nomination and that most of Bernie's supporters will coalesce around her to stop Trump. As the #NeverTrump movement dies off among conservatives, it's strengthening not just among partisan Democrats but among progressives. Over the Memorial weekend, Berniecrat Robert Reich wrote that if Hillary wins the nomination, Bernie supporters must get behind her "for the good of the nation." Some of you say that refusing to fight for or even vote for Hillary will show the Democratic political establishment why... more »

Eager for Better Branding, Assisted Suicide Supporters Can’t Agree on What to Call It

Michael Cook at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Assisted-Suicide-Pills-Poison-900] Legalization of physician-assisted suicide in four American states left out one thing: a name for what happens. The laws in Oregon, Washington, Vermont and California specify only that what happens is not suicide. An English name for this phenomenon was... more »

The Left Seems to Believe Gorilla Lives Matter More Than Human Lives

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla - 900] Zookeepers in Cincinnati had a split-second decision to make: spare a gorilla -- or save a four-year-old child. It appears that many animal rights activists and Hollywood celebrities believe the zoo made the wrong choice. The child was saved. The gorilla was... more »

Life Sentences Upheld for Brothers Convicted in Fort Dix Terror Plot

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: NEW JERSEY — Fort Dix was the possible target of terrorists arrested and arraigned today in Camden, New Jersery. (Photo by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)] CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled against three immigrant brothers seeking to overturn their life sentences for plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler ruled that he didn’t buy... more »

Egypt Says Signals Picked Up From Doomed Plane’s Black Boxes

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This August 21, 2015 photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. Egyptian aviation officials said on Thursday May 19, 2016 that an EgyptAir plane with the registration SU-GCC, traveling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos. Meanwhile, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he has ordered an "urgent investigation" into crash. Sadek instructed the National Security Prosecutor to open an "extensive investigation" in the incident.] CAIRO... more »

Four Things to Help You Get a Good Start After College

Alex Chediak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Harvard campus - 900] The numbers are in for the class of 2016: Those who took out loans graduated with a record level of debt: $37,173 per student on average. Their average starting salary? $43,000. Both these figures are on the rise. Unfortunately, the... more »

Poll: People Unsure About Need, Ability to Pay for Long-term Care

ALEJANDRA CANCINO at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: senior citizen] CHICAGO (AP) -- Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it. The annual cost of long-term care expenses range... more »

Indiana Lawmakers Reject Obama’s Stimulus Success Story

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Obama Travels To Denver, Signs Stimulus Bill] When President Barack Obama first visited Elkhart, Indiana, in March 2009, the county's unemployment rate had just spiked to 18.9 percent--the highest in the country. Pointing to those numbers at the time, Obama urged Congress to pass an $800 billion economic... more »

The Asian Arms Build-Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the exercise with the Peruvian submarine BAP Islay (SS 35), the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. *David Tweed and Mira Rojanasakul, Bloomberg:* *The Great Asian Arms Buildup* *C... more »

Gaia Portal: ÉirePort Group Message and Update“Imminent and Important Planetary Changes”

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
*Unexpected rise in energies by Gaia Portal perhaps, but not by me and many I know! Been feeling it for days... huge energies are flowing sometimes requiring much sleep and other times, like this morning at 3 AM making sleep impossible. The magnetic pulsing going thru me is off the charts... what was once a night time and early morning phenomenon is now round the clock. Buckle your seat belts to the New Earth.... this is not the Apocalypse... this is a beginning, the 3rd Expansion of Source. HOME. In Joy the Ride! * *PS: Eat lots of fruits, veggies, and pure water. Strange... more »

Mark Dice - Bilderberg Group 2016 - Dresden Germany Election Year Special

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
*MARK DICE*According to my favourite public antagonist, Mark Dice has revealed that the location and dates of the 2016 Bilderberg Group meeting have been revealed - now that's a double-revelation. Here's the other revelation... *In an unusual change of plans, they are not meeting in the Washington D.C. area which is customary *(in *Election Year,* ed)*, instead they will hold the conference in Dresden, Germany from June 9th through the 12th. In what appears to be attempts to prevent American media coverage and protesters from surrounding the cabal, this Illuminati front group has m... more »

Tony Gosling - The Nazis were never defeated - Who owns the world?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
Yesterday, *Free Planet* was wandering around Andrew Gough's Beehives of the Gods. Today, and quite by accident, we're back at Truth Juice to find out where *our Free Planet *went. You know, voting REMAIN or BREXIT this June won't make one iota of difference after you watch this, "It's all Theatre," all a performance of legal-lies. YES, THIS VIDEO'S FROM 2012... what of it? Watch, listen, learn... *MORE QUALITY GOSLINGing...*

End Is Near For ‘Fearmonger’ Netanyahu’s Government – Ex Mossad Chief

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A former Mossad chief has said that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule is based on “fear” and his days in office are numbered after he appointed controversial right-wing politician Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister. Efraim Halevy, who was director of Israel’s national intelligence agency, from 1998 to 2002. told Al Jazeera: “I think he is a fearmonger. I think he uses fear in a way which one should not use” Halevy also said that the new appointment of right wing politician Avigdor Liberman as defense minister “heralded the the beginning of a countdown of the end of the administ... more »

Why I Switched from a Silhouette to a Cricut Explore Air

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Over the years, I have gone through six different crafting machines. My first machine was an older Cricut. Then, longing to be able to cut all of the geeky images I wanted, I tried out a Silhouette. I loved the updated abilities and was really happy, until I used a Cricut Explore for the first time. It did all of the things I had no idea I wanted. I could design with the click of a button, and I could still buy projects if I wanted something easy, but I could upload and make all the Doctor Who things I wanted. I switched just over a year ago after using a friend's machine and knowi... more »

Dying Veteran Tried to Warn His Congressman of VA Abuse

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Veterans Affairs] A veteran who died of a lethal combination of drugs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) desperately called a Democratic congressman in the months before his death. Jason Simcakoski knew he was being medicated into a dangerous state... more »

20,000 Children Trapped By ISIS As Fallujah Fighting Continues

SINAN SALAHEDDIN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Smoke billows on the horizon as Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Monday, May 30, 2016. A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing more than 20 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops poised to recapture Fallujah. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)] BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.N. children’s fund on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants in the battle for Fallujah to spare the children, the... more »

Constitutionalists Need a New Political Home

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: U.S. Constitutionality, American Flag, USA] Perhaps it’s time to bring back the American Liberty League. Forgotten by everyone save a few history buffs, primarily on the libertarian right and the Marxist left, the League was formed early in Franklin Roosevelt’s first term by John Jakob... more »

Beijing Ready To Impose Air Defence Identification Zone In South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *South China Morning Post:* *Beijing ready to impose air defence identification zone in South China Sea pending US moves* *US military presence and ties with neighbours to influence timing of a declaration, source says* China is preparing an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea, two years after it announced a similar one in the East China Sea, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army and a defence report. But one source said the timing of any declaration would ­depend on security conditions in the region, pa... more »

Bolivia: "There is Proof of the Existence of ET's in Bolivia," Says Contactee

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: EJU.TV and Planeta UFODate: 05.29.2016* *Bolivia: "There is Proof of the Existence of ET's in Bolivia," Says Contactee* Pablo Santa Cruz de la Vega is the author of two books on alien phenomena in the world. This Bolivian writer believes in the existence of these creatures among us, and that they have built their bases in certain parts of the country. This ufologist and his organization are carrying out series of video-conferences which present the subject of ufology and the alien presence in recent years. He also noted that this ideology is "plagued with extraneous m... more »

Trump Takes His War with the Press to a New Level

[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump’s heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans’ charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue. “The press should... more »

OAS Head Wants An Emergency Meeting On Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*BBC*: *Venezuela: OAS head calls emergency meeting over crisis* Venezuela's government came under renewed pressure on Tuesday when regional body Organization of American States called for an emergency meeting. OAS head Luis Almagro wants members to evaluate whether Venezuela has suffered an "unconstitutional alteration of the constitutional regime that seriously impairs the democratic order". Venezuelan opposition politicians had urged the OAS to call the meeting. The move could lead to Venezuela being suspended from the OAS. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor: *Venezuela President Ma... more »

The Unique Risks Of GM Crops: Science Trumps PR, Fraud And Smear Campaigns

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 18 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF, Global Research Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* The purpose of this piece is to draw readers’ attention to an important chapter from a document by Aruna Rodrigues that discusses the unique risks associated with GM crops. Contrary to what supporters of GM often claim, it shows that criticisms of this technology are based on credible concerns, sound logic and solid science. However, some background information and context might first be useful to indicate that, while critics rely on science, the pro-GMO lobby is... more »

Oscar Wilde

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 18 hours ago
“Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt. All work of that kind should be done by a machine.”

The Invocation Of The Heart by Tarra Light

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*For easier reading:* *The Invocation of the Heart* Let the Lamp of Love be lit In the sacred Temple of the Heart. May all live in the Heart. May all know the Truth. May the Spirit of Forgiveness Heal the hearts that are hardened. Let the Light of Truth Enlighten the dark caverns of the mind. Let the Spirit of Peace Heal the hearts of the nations. May humanity learn From the mistakes of the past. Let the Light of Liberty free from bondage The prisoners of false beliefs. May the Law of Love prevail And Justice rule the Land. *May all people be free. * *May all serve the Light.* ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC Global ivory trade. All elephants in Tanzania reserve could be gone by 2022 https://t.co/jZdfcFuMLC pic.twitter.com/VjcqULNzZH — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 1, 2016

Five Most Popular Posts in May

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Here are the hottest five posts from last month: 1. Why is the BBC Silent about Tory Electoral Fraud? 2. Dear Tony 3. What is Leanne Wood Playing At? 4. Political Realities and the Election Results 5. For Accelerationism I don't know whether my hand claps should be furious or slow and sarcastic. I break out the foot rest and spend more time doing other things than blogging, and yet the audience figures are right up there with the months where yours truly spent busting a gut writing posts. Why didn't anyone tell me it was that easy to begin with? Truth be told, anything about the BB... more »

Win £50 million with Kevin and Gary!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/AFqmeptq0AU A stroke of genius or condescending twaddle? You decide!

View Your Life Through God’s Lenses

Jeff Kemp at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Jeff Kemp 5-31-16] Does life get a bit blurry when you are looking at it? Do you find yourself in some messy predicaments? Watch and consider whose lenses you're looking through. Game Plan: "My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the... more »

11 Hardcore Russian Weapons (Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
The Russian Tu-160 White Swan is a supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber/missile carrier, designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons. It can carry up to 40 tons of weapons. © SPUTNIK/ ALEXEI DRUZHININ *WNU Editor:* The gallery* starts here.*

FB, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube sign a 24-hour censorship deal with the EU devil

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
The European users of the Internet were stunned by the yesterday's news that the four leading Internet companies signed a deal with unelected and unnamed fascist would-be dictators in Brussels that will guarantee that all Internet content that will be disliked by the EU fascists or the retarded treacherous left-wing NGOs and the pro-terror snitches who are their members will be removed within 24 hours: Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online (3-page PDF) The document contains absolutely no checks and balances that these new powers won't be immediately abused to comp... more »

Gaia Portal: Elements of institutions are viewed and surpassed

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago
*Elements of institutions are viewed and surpassed* by ÉirePort Elements of institutions are viewed and surpassed. Light signs master the travelers. Steadfast journeys are beginning. Hue-manity brings the news. ÉirePort | June 1, 2016 at 08:08 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yz

Chasing Notes... Sort Of...

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 21 hours ago
Although this isn’t actually about chasing footnotes, it sort of began that way. I was trying to follow up on a comment about the Mantell crash and why it had happened. Nearly twenty years ago or so, I had a thought of creating a sort of peer review of UFO information using the Internet as the publishing vehicle as well as a way of getting that peer review. To that end, I selected the Mantell case because there was so much bad information about it out there, from the idea that he was an experienced fighter pilot and ace to the claim that he had seen some creatures inside the craft or... more »

May31: What a dreary world!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 21 hours ago
There are very serious issues facing us, issues that reach right down to the local and provincial levels. One of the biggest is the Panama Papers. All over the world the very wealthy are avoidinig their taxes by hiding their money in tax shelters. Is New Brunswick different? Is it just not happening here? This isn't a minor issue. It affects the well-being and the opportunities for every person living on this planet . It is a part of a massive distribution of wealth, a revolution in how we all live, one of the most profound revolutions in history. And out news media just gawk at it... more »

What Hillary Deserves

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 21 hours ago
As a long-term leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee and one of the staunchest defenders of the often-rogue CIA, Dianne Feinstein of California certainly knows the value of elite secrecy. And she thinks that her sister in extreme wealth, extreme power politics and extreme secrecy is getting a bum rap over that withering State Department Inspector General's report, which exposed Hillary Clinton's pathological need for secrecy and corresponding pathological need to lie. According to Feinstein, Hillary has already admitted that mistakes were made, and so it's time to move beyond ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Squad Training in Estonia

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Soldier] A U.S. Army soldier covers his sector of fire with an M240B machine gun during a squad training exercise in Estonia on May 26, 2016. Thank you to this brave soldier for serving our country overseas!

Unearthly Adventure Comics #253: The RetConQuest Part 2

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
With a cover-date of April 1958 and on newsstands in February of 1958, Unearthly Adventure Comics #253 concluded the tale of the Unwanted's first battle against the evil Tempus Khan. With some hand waving, the Cardiff Giant and Atomizer were not present in this issue. Yuyu, an ancient Egyptian priest of Osiris was and was "retconned" to have always been part of the team, supposedly due to the acts of the heroes in the previous issue. With his addition, the first lineup of the Unwanted was established, though not all of them were featured in every issue. Though the comic had intended... more »

Latest Wave of Strikes in France

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
French trade unions plan to hold more strikes that will now target the transport system, in an effort to force the government to walk away from bitterly disputed reforms through a massive wave of labor unrest.

Los Angeles Primary Voters Need To Beware Of Imposters Laura Friedman, Elan Carr And Steve Napolitano

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*An actual endorsement* *Fake endorsement by L.A.'s most dishonest politician*The other day I got a piece of mail disguised as a Democratic Party slate card with prominent pictures of President Obama, who isn't running for anything and Kamala Harris who is running for U.S. Senate. The "Democratic Voter Guide" is not put out by the Democratic Party at all and there's no indication of who paid for the mailing, which tries to imply that dishonest conservative candidates like Republicans Elan Carr and Steve Napolitano and the Walmart anti-public school candidate Laura Friedman are runni... more »

CDC Forced To Admit They Hid Data Linking Vaccines To Autism

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A PhD scientist has forced the CDC to admit that they knew a key ingredient found in most vaccines significantly increased the risk of autism in those who took it. Information obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a PhD scientist working with two members of Congress has forced the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release documents that show statistically significant risks of autism associated with thimerosal, a common preservative used in vaccines. The CDC has been denying knowledge of the link between thimerosal and autism since the late 90s. ...more »

Member Of Congress: Manipulating ‘Naive, Self-Absorbed Sheep’ Is Easy

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An anonymous member of Congress has published a tell-all book that lifts the lid on corruption in the political system, the arrogance of the elite, and the gullibility of the American public. The book is called The Confessions of Congressman X and it has rocked the corridors of power in Washington D.C. with insiders arguing about who the author is, and bets being placed over which side of the political divide the member of Congress belongs to. With public trust in the institutions that govern us hitting an all time low according to recent polls, it is no surprise quotations such as ... more »

Israel Leader Demands Worldwide Internet Censorship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Israel have unveiled plans to impose internet censorship across the world’s social media platforms by building an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel. The Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced hits internet censorship plans in an article in the Times of Israel, where he calls for “developing legislation in conjunction with European countries,” most of which “are very interested in this idea.” Newobserveronline.com reports: The legislation would have common features, such as defining what constitutes incitement and what the responsibilities of so... more »

“I am finally done with voting for the lesser of two evils… I am not just for Johnson/Weld 2016. I am *enthusiastically* for Johnson/Weld 2016.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 13312599_10209713412095757_4751011182562816317_n] No, New Zealanders can’t vote in the American presidential elections. (Can someone please inform the more rabid locals who hallucinate otherwise?) One of the more sane Americans I know living in New Zealand *can* vote, however, and she’s enthusiastic about a third-party candidate with more experience than either of the big-party teams. Listen up: I am finally done with voting for the lesser of two evils. I have reached my limit. Many of you who were much wiser than me reached this limit a long time ago. I get the gener... more »

Facebook Vows To Suppress Alternative Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have officially partnered with the European Commission in order to crack down on free speech by banning “alternative media” from their platforms. The European Commission announced their partnership with Facebook and other social media giants on Tuesday, saying they have ordered these internet giants to completely eliminate “hate speech” and “counter-narratives” from the internet. Members of the European Parliament have criticised the new partnership as being Orwellian in nature, warning that the move will effectively see alternative media die ... more »

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