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Thomas Paine

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Friday, June 3, 2016

3 June - Blogs I'm Following

An example of simulated data modelled for the ...An example of simulated data modelled for the CMS particle detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Here, following a collision of two protons, a is produced which decays into two jets of hadrons and two electrons. The lines represent the possible paths of particles produced by the proton-proton collision in the detector while the energy these particles deposit is shown in blue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Compact Muon Solenoid at Large Hadron Collider.Compact Muon Solenoid at Large Hadron Collider. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I fucking love Chaos Magick's photo.

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Christy Clark's Golden LNG Road....(Funny how I remember)

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 56 seconds ago
*"......I awoke last night to the sound of thunder, how far off I sat and wondered, started humming a song from 1962, ain't it funny how the night moves ,when you just don't seem to have as much to lose, strange how the night moves with autumn closing in......"* Silk road riches and the fountain of youth, fleeting, mythical, shrouded in greener pasture aspirations... Can you picture it in your mind, three sets of eyes gazing, intensely scanning the horizon for any signs of life, early explorers and sailors charting new territories, seeking discoveries of the unimaginable, and in ... more »

LHC sets a new luminosity record

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 minutes ago
*The peak would give 260/fb in a year* Those who sometimes look at the right sidebar of this blog are constantly reminded that in 2012, when the LHC discovered the Higgs boson and when it was running at the center-of-mass energy of \(8\TeV\), it has delivered about 27/fb (twenty-seven inverse femtobarns) to each major detector (ATLAS, CMS). About 92% of the delivered collisions are recorded. *I don't want to promote the collective guilt but let's face the truth: this is what the perpetrators of suicide terror attacks may look like.* While the center-of-mass energy jumped to \(13\T... more »

Twitter Beats Dick

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 16 minutes ago
Twitter users have been making much merriment over the hilarious news that *The National Enquirer*, that supermarket tabloid and courageous bastion of truth that regularly brings us news of aliens and Bigfoot, hired professional Clinton stalker Dick Morris to be their chief political correspondent. These are some of more hilarious takes on this "news" item on Twitter: ------------------------------ The National Enquirer hires Dick Morris' Ironically he's been spotted less in recent years than Sasquatch and Nessie... — Paul Lander (@paul_lander) June 3, 2016 With the Enquirer h... more »

Boxing’s ‘Greatest’ is Gone: Muhammad Ali Passes Away at Age 74

Tim Dahlberg at The Stream - 33 minutes ago
[image: Muhammad Ali - 900] Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74. Ali suffered for years from Parkinson’s disease, which ravaged his body but could never dim his larger-than-life... more »

The Era Of 'See-Through' Tanks Are Coming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
In order to protect troops on the battlefield, vehicles need to be heavily armoured, but this has led to a trade off in visibility. But BattleView 360, developed by BAE Systems, aims to get around the issue by incorporating data feeds from cameras and sensors and streaming the information to a display for the soldier. *Daily Mail*: *'See-through' tanks are coming: Military tech lets soldiers plot enemy routes while remaining behind heavily armoured walls* * BattleView 360 aims to get around visibility issues for soldiers under cover * The technology is an extension of that already ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The aircraft of the aerobatic team "Swifts" at the "Kirov" airfield in Crimea during the preparation for Aviadarts-2016 flight skills competition. May 31. © SPUTNIK/ SERGEY MALGAVKO

Some Thoughts on Domain and Generational Play

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
You have read that Muad’Dib had no playmates his own age on Caladan. The dangers were too great. But Muad’Dib did have wonderful companion-teachers. There was Gurney Halleck, the troubadour-warrior. You will sing some of Gurney’s songs as you read along in this book. There was Thufir Hawat, the old Mentat Master of Assassins, who struck fear even into the heart of the Padishah Emperor. There were Duncan Idaho, the Swordmaster of the Ginaz; Dr. Wellington Yueh, a name black in treachery but bright in knowledge; the Lady Jessica, who guided her son in the Bene Gesserit Way, and—of c... more »

Beware Of Beltway Professionals Trying To Cash In On Bernie's Name

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Trump University isn't the only scam operation looking for suckers* I have to admit that I don't know a lot about 21st Century Democrats. Tom Harkin and Jim Hightower got the group going in the '80s and they seemed to fall into a kind of cult thing with Landmark, the crackpot group that started up on the ashes of Werner Erhard's est empire. I was always a little suspicious of them after reading about that and then a *Washington Examiner* hit job against them for squandering donor money and other unsavory practices. I usually just delete their e-mails. Yesterday, though, I got one f... more »

Jeju Navy Base Resistance Continues

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
*Jeju Navy base military housing where sacred Gureombi rocky coastline once was.* *Daily protest continues at new entrance to Jeju Navy base in Gangjeong village.* *Korean Navy warships porting at new base. It won't be long before U.S. warships begin to arrive at the base.* *Protests continue using kayaks to enter the Navy port area.* *The Navy and Samsung corporation are outrageously claiming the village must pay several million dollars in damages for construction delays.* *Peace activists stand right next to Navy personnel on the base.* *A submarine lurks just off the coast of Gangj... more »

Bases of a Collapsing U.S. Empire

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
David Vine (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington DC) is the author of the landmark book, *Base Nation*, on US military bases around the world. This is an eye-opening, factual account based on years of research. David explains how these bases do not serve America's security or best interests, rather they anger and cause many in these occupied countries to rise up and demand that America go home. He also points out how the costs to maintain these bases along with hundreds of thousands of US troops and their families is causing our needs at home to...more »

I Identify With The Gorilla

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
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Russia Prepare Blistering Military Response Against NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
President Putin has authorised an aggressive military response to an intensification of NATO activity in the Baltic Sea, preparing Russia for a potential war with NATO and its allies. Russian ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, said that the country is preparing a full-on military and political response to NATO’s hostile behavior in the area. “A decision to deploy (NATO’s) extra battalions changes the regional situation in the sphere of security qualitatively,” he told Kommrersant FM business news radio on Friday, “today this situation is acquiring new parameters and it’ll surel... more »

Poland Deploy 35,000 Troops To Fight Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Poland are to deploy an additional 35,000 troops to its borders in order to prepare for a potential fight with Russia. Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz confirmed that a 35,000-member paramilitary force will be enrolled, aimed at countering a perceived threat from Russia. “Enrolment of the first members of the territorial defence force will start in September,” Macierewicz said at a conference of paramilitary organisations in Ostroda. Telegraph.co.uk reports: The force’s command structure and senior appointments were decided in April, the minister said, according to a report by ... more »

Weird Sonic Booms Heard All Over Romania

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Citizens in Romania have reported hearing strange sonic boom sounds across the country on Wednesday, causing windows to shatter and the ground to shake for at least 15 minutes. The strange and as yet unexplained sounds seemed to come from the sky, with some residents reporting that they were left confused and disturbed by the sounds. One resident reported, “I was studying when the sound was produced. Here, from my place in the Nicolina district, not far from the city center it was like a big foil of metal falling on the ground. It was very noisy and disturbing. I didn`t pay attentio... more »

US Schools To Teach ‘Transgenderism’ In Schools

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Some schools in the U.S. will be required to teach transgenderism studies to kindergartens by the fall of 2017, under new plans by the government. Washington state public schools will begin teaching young school children about transgender issues under newly-approved health education learning standards that places transgender studies as a required part of K-12 eduction. Kids as young as five years old will be expected to understand concepts such as “gender fluidity” and will be taught that “there are many ways to express gender”. Dailycaller.com reports: The state’s health education ... more »

US Police Admit Black Lives Matter Is A ‘Terrorist Organisation’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Police in the U.S. have officially admitted that the Black Lives Matter movement is recognised as a “terrorist organization,” in a statement likely to cause further friction. The head of the Minneapolis Police Department, Lt. Bob Kroll, told a press conference, “I don’t see Black Lives Matter as a voice for the Black community in Minneapolis,” accusing the organisation of behaving like terrorists. Farsnews.com reports: “The disruption, you know, that they firebombed the precinct. There were shootings outside the precinct, hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to the precinct an... more »

Pomtato: Scientists Create Plant The Grows Ketchup and Fries

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Scientists have unveiled the world’s first genetically engineered plant capable of growing ketchup and fries – together. A group of scientists in the Netherlands said they spent six years in developing a plant that is capable of growing both potatoes and tomatoes, lovingly nicknamed the ‘pomtato plant‘. Theblaze.com reports: Thompson and Morgan, the firm that commissioned the study, found an all-natural way to combine the two foods by grafting plant stems to a width that is capable of supporting both tomatoes and potatoes, Buzz60 reported. The idea behind the “ketchup and fries” pr... more »

German Bank Blocks ATM Cash Withdrawals

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Citizens in Germany have reported widespread problems in withdrawing their cash from ATM machines across the country. As reported by Germany’s Spiegel, customers were unable to withdraw cash from Deutsche Bank ATMs due to an apparent “technical glitch.” Zerohedge.com reports: Via Google Translate, A German bank spokeswoman declined to comment on the problem first. But the bank finally conceded a technical glitch in online banking. The deposits and withdrawals were partially displayed twice or not ready, the bank said. “None of these payments twice shown has taken place,” it says in...more »

The U.S. Army’s Top Ten Rules For Noncommissioned Officers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Scott Faith, Havok Journal:* *The Sergeant Major Of The Army’s Top Ten Rules For Noncommissioned Officers* Last November, Sergeant Major of the Army Dailey’s offered some powerful guidance for the “backbone of the Army,” the noncommissioned officers’ corps. In case you missed it the first time, here it is: *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Good rules for anyone in a leadership position.

10 Reasons Why ISIS Is A Western Invention

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
ISIS, ISIL, IS, or Daesh are a deliberately engineered US and Israeli creation designed to achieve certain geopolitical goals for the elite. The goal of this latest terrorist boogeyman is to further the Zionist agenda in order to create unrest in the Middle East, with security agencies such as CIA and Mossad secretly pulling the strings behind the scenes. Want proof? Below is a list of 10 reasons that offer proof that ISIS is a western invention as reported by The Freedom Articles: 1: ISIS an Acronym for Mossad Let’s being with the obvious. ISIS itself is an acronym, not just for Is... more »

The Pentagon Is Training Its Bombers For Possible Bombing Strikes In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force B-52 (R) flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji *Joseph Trevithick, War Is Boring*:* B-52s Train For Possible Strikes in North Africa* Bombers could pound terrorists in Libya in a future intervention. The U.S. Air Force’s iconic B-52 Stratofortresses have become a regular sight at war games across Europe. But as terrorist groups wreak havoc across North Africa, the lumbering bombers are headed farther south. On June 2, three of the massive, eight-engine planes touched down at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom. F... more »

How Green Was My Valley... Trouble In Southern California

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*#NeverReznik* *-by Dorothy Reik* California’s Senate District 27 comprises some of the most beautiful and valuable real estate in the country. From the beaches of Malibu to the Santa Monica Mountains to the flat lands of the San Fernando Valley and beyond into Ventura County, it is treasured by environmentalists and coveted by their mortal enemies-- the developers. The district's registration is 43% Democratic, 27% Republican and 24% decline-to-state. In 2012, the now-termed out Fran Pavley (D) beat Republican Todd Zink 53.6% to 46.4%. There are 5 Democrats and a Republican in the... more »

Psychiatry as Mystical Symbolism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The chemical imbalance theory is a fake.

Constitutional Protection of Solicitor Client Privilege

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Canada (Attorney General) v. Chambre des notaires du Québec, 2016 SCC 20: [35] In our view, therefore, it is well established that a client of a notary or a lawyer has a reasonable expectation of privacy for information and documents that are in the possession of the notary or lawyer and in respect of which a requirement is issued. Indeed, the Court wrote in Lavallee that "[a] client has a reasonable expectation of privacy in all documents in the possession of his or her lawyer, which constitute information that the lawyer is ethically required to keep confidential" (para. 35). … ... more »

A Look At The World Views Of Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, in Los Angeles May 5 and Republican candidate Donald Trump, right, in Eugene, Ore., on May 6. PHOTO: /LUCY NICHOLSON (LEFT) AND JIM URQUHART (RIGHT)/REUTERS *Damian Paletta, Wall Street Journal*: *How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump See the World Differently* Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have offered sharply different views on the U.S.’s role in the world. Here’s a look at how some of their viewpoints contrast: *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* A brief summary on key issues. A possible change in U.S. - Russia relations wi... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'In Love and War' 1958

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: The film traces the progress of three Marines on shore leave during WWII, in the Pacific. One of the men, Nico (Jeffrey Hunter), is a seasoned, decorated sergeant; the second, Frankie (Robert Wagner), is a perennial goof-off, who drinks too much; and the third, Alan (Bradford Dillman), is an intellectual from a wealthy family. He has joined the Marines, despite his father's protests. *Read more* .... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
There are no civilians left living in Sinjar. (Photo: Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal) *Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal:* *The Face of Evil: Surveying the ISIS Killing Fields in Northern Iraq* SINJAR, Iraq—Evil doesn’t always reveal itself through goose-stepping armies or skyscrapers collapsing on a clear autumn day. Sometimes, it’s only a sun-bleached bone in a field. This was the place the old peshmerga colonel wanted to show me. It wasn’t anything special by the look of it. Certainly, this plot of brown grass on a hillside in northern Iraq was less impressive than Sinjar’s endless... more »

World News Briefs -- June 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces fire a mortar shell towards positions held by Islamic State fighters in northern province of Raqqa, Syria May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said *Reuters*: *Syrian army opens new front as Islamic State's many foes attack* The Syrian army backed by Russian air strikes has opened a major new front against Islamic State, the third big assault on the self-proclaimed caliphate this week after Iraqi forces attempted to storm a city and a Syrian militia advanced with U.S. support. The week's three big offensives are some of the most aggressive campaigns a... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *In bizarre coincidence, a Blue Angels F-18 and a Thunderbirds F-16 crash on same day* A U.S. Navy Blue Angel crashed shortly after takeoff, killing the pilot, during an air show practice on Thursday in Smyrna, Tenn., a Navy official said. According to Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Jeanette Groeneveld, the F/A-18 single-seat jet crashed while in formation. The Navy has notified the pilot’s next of kin and will not release the name or aircraft number for 24 hours. The F/A-18 crashed at approximately 4:01 p.m. eastern time. According to Groenveld, the cause of the cras... more »

Iraqi Shiite Fighters Take A Selfie While Firing Artillery Towards The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Shi'ite fighters take a selfie while firing artillery towards Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *WNU Editor:* You just cannot make this stuff up.

Riding the 'Turnaround' Merry-Go-Round in the Continuing Assault on Philadelphia Public Schools - Part V

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
By Ken Derstine June 3, 2015 *After Crossing the Rubicon* Having crossed the Rubicon in its turnover of Wister public school to a charter company despite its not being, by its own criteria, a “failing school”, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) is embarked on an agenda to greatly expand the privatization of Philadelphia public schools. At its May 26thAction Meeting, the SRC formally turned over Wister to Mastery Charters concluding the process begun at its January 21, 2016 Action Meeting when Wister was returned to turnaround status despite evidence it was not “a fai... more »

Great Barrier Reef: scientists ‘exaggerated’ coral bleaching

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
Image Source The shrill have been trying to push the Great Global Warming hoax for years. One of the flanks of their scare campaign has been "The Death of the Great Barrier Reef." As an example, Scribe for the Shrill, Graham Readfearn, in March, wrote: There’s some genuine anxiety and anger among coral scientists in Australia right now, as the Great Barrier Reef suffers probably its worst coral bleaching event in recorded history. The late Professor Bob Carter wrote, in his book "Taxing Air:" In 1998 and 2002, severe coral bleaching occurred over large areas of the Great Barrier... more »

Prince Autopsy Results – Police Do Not Rule Out Murder

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The Prince autopsy results are in and the Carver County sheriff’s office say that their murder investigation is still going ahead. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office released Prince’s autopsy results on Thursday, stating he died from an overdose of “self-administered fentanyl” – however this explanation is not the whole story. Asked why the police were still investigating if it was a simple case of an accidental drug overdose, a police insider, speaking under the condition of anonymity because his position does not authorize him to speak to the media, said it was possible Prince ... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 6 hours ago
*New Orleans’s New Flood Maps: An Outline for Disaster ~Andy Horowitz, NYT*

Israel to Place Gorillas Near Gaza; Hopes Int’l Community Will Care About Rocket Attacks

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
'Looking to raise awareness and concern over the flood of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip for the past decade, Israel has decided to place gorillas throughout the communities and neighboring towns surrounding Gaza. "For years we've highlighted the deaths of innocent men, women, and children from these rockets, but people throughout Europe and on college campuses in the U.S. continued to support Hamas," a spokesman for the Israeli government told The Mideast Beast. "After seeing the outpouring of anger over the death of Harambe the gorilla, we realized we've been doing it all ...more »

Unravelling of the Petro-Dollar System?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
*Is the petro-dollar system unravelling? The petro-dollar system is based on the US dollar serving as the global currency reserve. * *In the 1970s the US made efforts to ensure that the dollar would remain the exchange currency for OPEC transactions.* *Demand for US dollars for OPEC transactions and investment of petrodollars in US Treasuries together promoted US financial hegemony and contributed to the growth and offshoring of the large transnational American and European banks.* *This system is under assault as nations across the world are turning to local currencies to medi... more »

montitize nano scents paid positons

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
sounds like prostitution without orgamsms


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Thinkaboot it. Even if he save humanity what a horrible life he led and a death

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 3, 2016 ) Overview For Friday ( 1. Market & Market Moving News - US Key Report - Non Farm Payroll Shocks Badly , Way Off Estimates With Last Two Months Revised Downward. 2. Bond Market Roiled By NFP Report - De-Risk & Safety Havens In Play. 3. Gold Has A Shiny Day , After NFP Shocker. Deutsche Bank In The News And For All The Wrong Reasons. 4. Following Safe Haven Theme , Bitcoin Continues To Rip Higher. 5. CRB Index At 6 Month High , On Heels Of USD Slumping. 6.France In Focus - Fierce Flooding Matches Fierce Protests. 7. Refugee Crisis Updates - Global 30,000 Foot View. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 8h 8 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge BLS reported 38,000 jobs added for May.Household survey showed 26,000 jobs added for May. Both March/April revised《. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Payrolls Huge Miss: Only 38,000 Jobs Added In May; Worst Since September 2010 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-0 3/payrolls-huge-miss-only-38000-jobs-added-may-worst-september-2010 … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 8h 8 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Hilary June Fed hike chances plummet after today'... more »

It Is So Simple And Yet You Find It So Hard - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 7 hours ago
*It is so simple and yet you find it so hard. **Break out from this prison of your own making and feel the the freedom that is all around you and within you. Be not afraid. No harm will come to you.* *Grace is a gift to be shared with those who willingly wish this gift to be bestowed upon them. We think of Grace as a Beautiful Being that seeks to share her wealth with others. It is in Grace that all sins are healed and all wrong doings forgiven.* *For, it is in Grace that miracles occur and continue to occur within your realm of dark and light. For without Grace, would the... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 7 hours ago
*Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump both have been spawned from the same swamp of political apathy and oppression and both share the same ego driven fascist arrogance, sense of entitlement and aversion to empathy ~ which unfortunately mirrors the mindset of a growing majority of America's electorate: Allen L Roland, PhD* *“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, in... more »

Vatican Summit of Judges Pledges Aid to Fight Human Trafficking

NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis - 900] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Judges and prosecutors from around the world pledged Friday to crack down on human trafficking and help victims of modern-day slavery in the latest Vatican initiative to draw attention to the problem and rally resources to... more »

The Latest: Complaints Over Police Response at Trump Rally

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Trump protesters - 900] SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on Donald Trump campaign rallies in California (all times local): 1:30 p.m. San Jose, California, and its police department are facing mounting complaints of a tepid and tardy response to attacks on Donald... more »

Ryan Rips Trump Comments on Mexican Judge After Endorsement

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House speaker Paul Ryan is condemning Donald Trump’s charge that a federal judge’s Mexican heritage creates a conflict of interest in a court case involving one of the Republican billionaire’s companies. Ryan on Friday told Wisconsin radio... more »

Dangerous American Hypocrisy Exposed By Reporter Matt Lee

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A classic video from the vaults of Russia Insider exposes American hypocrisy and neocon attitudes towards Palestinians and Syrians. Russia Insider: An oldie but a goodie In case you missed it, back in 2012, the wicked witch of the West, Victoria Nuland, was State Department spokeswoman (and a lot less mean and hideous looking, to be honest – I guess years of doing evil does that to you). She gave a ringing endorsement to a report by Human Rights Watch condemning supposed detention centers of the Syrian government where, they would have us believe, children are tortured in ways so ho... more »

Venezuela’s Crisis is the Latest Example of Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

[image: venezuela2 - 900] It seems the "Socialism of the 21st Century" is really no different from socialism from the past. Venezuela's current tragedy, simultaneously culminating in food shortages, a crime epidemic, and an energy collapse, is the latest example of why centralized planning... more »

Missing Japanese Boy Found Alive And Hungry On Bear Infested Mountain

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The seven-year-old Japanese boy who went missing for days in the bear infested Mt. Komagatake in Hokkaido has been found alive in a deserted military hut by a team of rescuers. The parents of Yamato Tanooka had admitted to police that they had abandoned the child in the mountains as a “punishment.” Takayuki Tanooka, father of Yamato Tanooka says ‘sorry’ to the media for abandoning his son Daily Mail reports: A soldier discovered Yamato Tanooka who had apparently walked some 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) from the spot where he was abandoned last Saturday, finding shelter in the hut wher... more »

Is The Michigan GOP Collapsing Around Their Heads? And Just In Time For The Elections

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Every 4 years the Republican Party establishment declares Michigan is in play. Except it never is. George W. Bush lost the state both times-- with 46.1% in 2000 and four years later, as an incumbent, with 47.8%. In 2008 McCain lost with 41% and then in 2012, hometown hero, Mitt Romney, crashed and burned with 44.7%. But Trump has boasted he would turn around the GOP's 3 decade long losing streak. A new poll released by the *Detroit News* indicates otherwise. Trump is viewed favorably by only 27.3% of Michigan voters, unfavorably by 59.5%. Hillary isn't looked at especially well ei... more »

Zapatistas 'May: Between Authoritarianism and Resistance'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
May: Between Authoritarianism and Resistance May: Between Authoritarianism and Resistance The calendar? May 2016 The geography? From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano Well, it could be any part of this country, scratched open and bleeding with forced disappearances, impunity made institution, intolerance as a

Mohawk Nation News 'Arrows Flying at Syracuse Corral'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
ARROWS FLYING AT SYRACUSE CORRAL Posted on June 2, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. June 2, 2016. What is the ambulance chase scam? When a large group of people are attacked by the cops and have their human rights violated, they are sure to win the court case against the state. That’s when the lawyers acting like ambulance chasers show up. “We’ll represent you” for free. They get a

Free Palestine 'Unsung Hero of the North America Nakba Tour'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
THE UNSUNG HERO OF THE NORTH AMERICA NAKBA TOUR June 2, 2016 /  info@freepalestinemovement.org  /  Make A Comment  /  Uncategorized  / Edit Amena and Mariam are the stars of the North America Nakba Tour, and we are very fortunate to have such articulate, courageous and utterly charming spokespersons.  But when Samir Salem offered to drive and film the entire tour, we had no idea

Pay-to-Play: It’s Not Just Big Banks Bankrolling Hillary’s Speeches, Big Law Firms Are Too

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Speech Hogan Lovells - 900] As if huge Wall Street payments for Hillary Clinton’s speeches wasn’t enough -- she got $675,000 for three speeches to Goldman Sachs alone -- big law firms are also paying her big bucks for speeches. Politico compiled a list of Clinton’s speeches in... more »

1,600 More Coal Miners Lost Their Jobs in May — Now They’re Fleeing the Dem Party

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: coal miners - 900] Some 1,600 coal miners lost their jobs in May, according to new federal employment data, and that's not a good thing for Democrats looking to secure support from coal country. America's coal industry has already shed 12,500 jobs since May... more »

U.S. Efforts To Retrain And Reunify Iraq's Regular Army Has Failed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A member of the Iraqi security forces fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *Reuters:* *Exclusive: U.S. falters in campaign to revive Iraqi army, officials say* A 17-month U.S. effort to retrain and reunify Iraq's regular army has failed to create a large number of effective Iraqi combat units or limit the power of sectarian militias, according to current and former U.S. military and civilian officials. Concern about the shortcomings of the American attempt to strengthen the Iraqi military comes as Ir... more »

Friday Nerd Blogging: Attack of the Ads

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
For this week’s FNB, something that is well timed:

Passport Photo Turns Salford Man Into Adolf Hitler

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A man from Salford, Manchester had a shock when he received his passport containing a picture of the German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler. Stuart Boyd applied to renew his passport ahead of a planned 50th birthday holiday. He was “distraught” to find a photo of himself resembling the German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the new passport. A design error was to blame for the transformation and the passport was sent back to be renewed free of charge by the passport office. Huffington Post reports: “I was really angry when I saw it,” Boyd told the Manchester Evening News. “I was distraught, really. ... more »

Economic Growth at Virtual Standstill, US Adds Only 38,000 Jobs in May

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Job Fair Held At Bronx Public Libary] The already slow economic recovery is now at a virtual standstill, with the economy gaining few jobs and unemployment changing little during the month of May, according to a federal jobs report released Friday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)... more »

Jews are just like you and me with beter overall culture

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
I am a culture junkie and have the street creed of travelling to most parts of the world to back it up. Never been to Israel, don't believe in the first testament, but I know if there is a culture the world would not regret emulating its the Jewish one. The Koreans, Japanese and especially the Chinese are way more Frengi than the Jews. If you think Jews are about money that's your opinion, but I say that culture is the* thing they bankroll.* Look around our world today, what do you watch, who are the old masters, what brings joy to your life. Yep at least 20% is Jewish if you belie... more »

Steve may be a living God working backwords

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
I went to the doctor today because I had a problem and it was the best way to make it temporarily go away But being professional they had to look at me inside and out and thats scary when your almost 60 and have lived a life mostly racing to die young and leave a nice corpse a regular JFK The results under the circumstances where fucking amazing I am a video game obviously what does not kill me makes me stronger and I swear i am getting younger everyday like I am the future baby ENYDayMoon. The way things are going and the way the game is changing I still think its possible I will pla... more »

Houston, We Have a Glyphosate Problem

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Glyphosate has been found to be “the most destructive chemical in our environment.”

An Analysis On The Taliban's New Strategy And Tactics To Gain Ground In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ JAVED TANVEER *WNU Editor:* This is a must read post from the AP on the Taliban using new tactics in the Afghan war .... *With New Tactics, Taliban Gain Ground in South Afghanistan *(AP). *Update*: The war in northern Afghanistan is also escalating .... *The Taliban Offensive South Of Turkmenistan* (RFE).

I am alvie

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I googled for some stand in spot which could be my substitute but nothing came up except Celion Dion and despite her pipes I would rather be anoymes \ than have her brand on my canoe Yes I have solo paddled crystal clear silent waters where the echo of a loons song was a G we cant measure but will someday because we want to capture every experience and sell it somewhere and thats all that seems to motivate us is to make a buck a better app that will trap more tourist or muppets and give us money for the day\ to sit on the side of canal with a friend and expropriate life and what it means ... more »

U.S. State Department Deliberately Doctored Briefing Video To Hide The Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Hill*: *GOP asks watchdog to investigate State Dept. video edit* House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) on Friday called for the State Department's inspector general to investigate the deletion of a part of a 2013 press briefing that addressed the Iran nuclear deal. State admitted Wednesday that someone in the agency's public affairs bureau had ordered a video technician to edit out an eight-minute portion of the Dec. 2, 2013, briefing where a Fox News reporter asked the press secretary whether her predecessor lied about when secret talks with Iran bega... more »

Iran Is Ready For Confrontation With US -Military Commander

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Iran is ready for a “decisive and difficult confrontation” with the US after Hillary Clinton threatened Tehran with military action. A top Iranian military official hit back at the US presidential candidate for her hawkish comments on Iran, stressing that Tehran is fully prepared for a tough, direct confrontation against the US. Press TV reports: Defining her hawkish foreign policy in a speech Thursday in San Diego, Clinton said the US could disarm Iran by military action if she became the president. “Although talk of all options being on the table against Iran is a propaganda show i... more »

U.S. State Department: Iran Top Sponsor Of Terrorism. Islamic State Greatest Threat Globally

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*RUDAW*: *ISIS greatest terror threat, Iran greatest terror sponsor – US report* ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The US State Department has released its annual report on international terrorism activity and concluded that Islamic State (ISIS) is "the greatest threat globally" while Iran is the main state sponsor of terrorism. The report estimates that deaths caused by terrorist attacks across the world had actually declined in 2015 by 14% compared to 2014. While terror bombings in France, Lebanon and Turkey made headlines, attacks in terror hot-spots like Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan ... more »

Former Thunderbirds Commander Reflects on Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Crashes

John Venable at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Blue Angels in flight - 900] There are only a handful of organizations whose sole mission is to travel across the United States and allow Americans to see their military up close and personal. Among them are two teams that showcase the professionalism and leading edge... more »

Once again I have to defend the Jews, come on guys do I have to do everything for you!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I am a culture junkie and have the street creed of travelling to most parts of the world to back it up. Never been to Israel, don't believe in the first testament, but I know if there is a culture the world would not regret emulating its the Jewish one. The Koreans, Japanese and especially the Chinese are way more Frengi than the Jews. If you think Jews are about money that's your opinion, but I say that culture is the* thing they bankroll.* Look around our world today, what do you watch, who are the old masters, what brings joy to your life. Yep at least 20% is Jewish if you belie... more »

Went to the doctor today

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
I went to the doctor today because I had a problem and it was the best way to make it temporarily go away But being professional they had to look at me inside and out and thats scary when your almost 60 and have lived a life mostly racing to die young and leave a nice corpse a regular JFK The results under the circumstances where fucking amazing I am a video game obviously what does not kill me makes me stronger and I swear i am getting younger everyday like I am the future baby ENYDayMoon. The way things are going and the way the game is changing I still think its possible I will pla... more »

Russia Is Considering Sending Combat Troops To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Russian ground operation in Syria 'under discussion'* *Kremlin insider tells Al Jazeera that Moscow is considering sending special forces to fight against Syrian rebel groups.* Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin may deploy special operations forces on the ground in Syria, a former official has told Al Jazeera, a move that might be made to ensure "a decisive victory". It has been more than eight months since Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict, and at the time Putin said there were no plans to participate in ground operations - but he also said "for now"... more »

BWorld 61, 100 indicators better than GDP

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last May 26, 2016. Many people are getting impatient with gross domestic product (GDP) growth data, especially growth rates of 6% or higher, saying these numbers are “irrelevant”, “useless”, “misleading”, and “mean nothing” to their lives. Stronger criticisms of GDP growth numbers include “jobless growth” and “outright lies” that paint a rosy picture of an otherwise thorny and despicable society. While there are some truths to these sentiments, especially for people who live under dictatorships and harsh political repression, a number of these ... more »

US Navy Aircraft Carrier Heads To Middle East

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The naval aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, complete with 7,000 crew members, set sail on Wednesday for a seven-month deployment in the Middle East The US Navy says it will support operations against ISIS in the region. RT reports: The vessel, along with its airwing and escorts, headed out on its long journey across the Atlantic and beyond from Norfolk, Virginia. “The Dwight David Eisenhower Strike Group deploys to relieve the Harry S. Truman Strike Group and will be supporting air strikes against ISIS, answering the nation’s call and stepping up the fight,” said Admiral P... more »

U.S. Military Air Dropping Military Supplies To Rebels Fighting The Islamic State In Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force C-130 transport plane is seen at a Turkish airbase. The U.S. military has been dropping supplies to rebels fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria. *Al Jazeera*:* US drops weapons to rebels battling ISIL in Syria* US sends arms to rebel units in Aleppo province while UN considers dropping food and medicine to besieged areas by air. The US has reportedly dropped weapons to rebel fighters in Syria as the UN Security Council considers dropping food and medicine by air to civilians. Witnesses say the US delivered the weapons to armed units battling the Isla... more »

Reply From Angela Smith, MP

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Readers will recall I wrote to my MP a couple of months, asking for her views on the Climate Change Act. This was my letter: Dear Angela With regard to the Climate Change Act and decarbonisation targets, can I start by asking if you are aware of the following: 1) […]

As Many as 100 ISIS Terrorists May be in Belgium Plotting Attacks

SAAGAR ENJETI at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Brussels Airport Welcome to Europe - 900] Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister Jan Jambon told NBC News there may be as many as 100 Islamic State terrorists within Belgium, who are actively plotting more terror attacks. Jambon clarified there was no intelligence of an imminent attack like the March 22 bombing in... more »

The Iran - Saudi Cyberwar Has Started

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *Iran-Saudi tensions erupt in 'cyberwar'* When Iran's top civil defence official said his country was preparing for major cyber-attacks from Saudi Arabia, perhaps even he did not think it would take such a short time for his warnings to become reality. In mid-May, Gen Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran's Civil Defence Organisation, said he saw the mainly Sunni kingdom as his chief threat in the coming year. Mainly Shia Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been regional rivals but tensions worsened dramatically last year, partly because of the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. Wit... more »

Iran's Supreme Leader Rules Out Any Cooperation With The U.S. And The U.K. Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei © Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters *BBC:* *Iran will not co-operate with the US, Khamenei says* Iran's Supreme Leader has said Tehran will not co-operate with the US and UK on regional issues. In a televised address, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said US aims in the region were "180 degrees opposed to Iran's". Mr Khamenei accused the US of reneging on the West's nuclear deal with Iran and said trusting them was a "mistake". *Read more* .... *More News On Iran's Supreme Leader Ruling Out Any Cooperation With The U.S. And The U.K. Against The Islamic ... more »

Over 100 Migrant Bodies Retrieved After Smuggling Boat Sinks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *More shipwrecks in Mediterranean claim migrants’ lives, spur recriminations* PARIS — The death toll from a week of migrant-smuggling disasters in the Mediterranean spiked Friday with the discovery of more than 100 drowning victims off the Libyan coast amid searches for survivors of at least two other stricken boats in waters off Crete and Egypt. The new wrecks padded a toll estimated to exceed 1,000 this week and spurred recriminations about whether Europe was doing enough to head off the risky crossings. Col. Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya’s navy, told t... more »

5 Fort Hood Soldiers Dead, 4 Swept Away And Missing Amid Texas Flooding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*USA Today*: *5 Fort Hood soldiers dead, 4 missing after Army truck overturns in flooding* FORT HOOD, Texas — At least five soldiers were killed Thursday at Fort Hood in Texas when their truck overturned in a creek, according to the Army. Three soldiers' bodies were recovered Thursday afternoon. Two more were found Thursday night. Four soldiers remained unaccounted for. Three other soldiers were rescued and taken to a local hospital where they were reported in stable condition. Aircraft, dog teams and rescue boats were conducting the search in Owl Creek. *Read more* .... *More ... more »

JAMA journals pull 3 papers by same authors for misconduct

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
JAMA and another journal in its network have retracted three 2005 papers about preventing hip fractures, after an admission of scientific misconduct. All papers are being retracted over concerns about data integrity, and “inappropriate assignment of authorship.” Four of the authors — all based in Japan — have co-authored all of the three newly retracted […] The post JAMA journals pull 3 papers by same authors for misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

THE EARTH PLAN: Personal Update: Part 1 of 2

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 12 hours ago
Chaoticat Creations Denice: *I SHARE this because it was this blog that had the image of the white feather for confirmation of THOR's first contact last June! *😊❤ http://theearthplan.blogspot.com/2016/06/personal-update-part-1-of-2-3-june-2016.html *Personal Update: Part 1 of 2 * *3 June 2016* Chaoticat Creations This should have been written some days ago ~ let's just say the Spirit was willing but the body was not :) In this first part, I'll describe a vision, followed by two related dreams. I'll continue with the second part tomorrow. *Cosmic....Vortex?* Everyone knows about ... more »

Getting out of Dodge

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Getting out of Dodge?* *Indigenous Resistance in Israel* *With revelations that I reported on in an earlier post* about Jewish connections to al quaeda-affiliated groups which have been attacking Syria since 2014, together with other nefarious connections discussed below, one wonders how long Israel can continue in the Middle East. Now it's public knowledge that Israel has set the cat (US military) amongst the Arabic pigeons and even created, trained and funded its own proxy armies of destruction. Worst of all....USrael has pretended for years to be attacking ISIS and the other te... more »

Scientists Propose Project To Create Synthetic Human Genome

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Scientists have proposed a long-term project that involves creating a synthetic human genome or genetic blueprint for creating human beings. A group of 25 scientists proposed their ambitious project on Thursday… an endeavor that is bound to raise concerns over the extent to which human life can or should be engineered. The project aims to build a synthetic genome and test it in cells in the laboratory within 10 years. The project, which arose from a secret, invitation only meeting last month at Harvard University was unveiled in the journal Science. A synthetic human genome could po... more »

Czech president ready to send firefighters, water cannons against migrants

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Lazy Greeks (or, equivalently, Greeks) have often said that they don't know what to do with the migrants who enter the EU illegally. Should they shoot them? Isn't it obvious that everyone must be allowed to enter, they ask? Well, it's obvious that there *are* non-lethal solutions. It's enough to give a bottle of slivovice to your smartest men and encourage them to think for a while. Today, Czech president Miloš Zeman visited České Velenice, a town with 3,000 people on the Austrian border. The recently deceased top illustrator Mr Adolf Born was born there. The town is basically a par... more »

"Please Just Listen." The View at Age 22.

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*What most of us call "debt" a neo-liberal calls "wealth creation," for the creditor. If you see a neo-liberal campaigning near you, perhaps you could ask her (or him) what she (or he) thinks about that (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* I've wanted to feature this for a while, a plea, a cry, from a 22-year-old Daily Kos diarist on what the world looks like if you're just 22. I'm going to excerpt portions, but not all. I encourage you to read the whole thing at the source. It's a fine and instructive piece of work. The writer starts: *Please just listen. A view at 22... more »

Exciting accusation watch: The New Yorker remembers Bill Clinton's affair!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016This is brainwashing too:* Could Candidate Trump actually get elected this fall? We think he possibly could, largely because Candidate Clinton is so badly damaged. Given his apparent scorched-earth scandal strategy, his chances are helped by the passage shown below from The New Yorker's Amy Davidson. The passage appears in the high-profile section, "The Talk of the Town," in the magazine's latest edition. Ironic headline included: DAVIDSON (6/6/16): *BILL PROBLEMS:As Donald Trump attacks both Clintons, it’s like 1992 all over again.* “There is still time fo...more »

Who Runs Washington? The Long Reach of Big-Pharma

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*June 3, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Like a mythical sea monster, the true nature of a Wall Street-London centered global corporatocracy is often talked about but rarely seen. However, on rare occasions, a tentacle breaks the surface and affords the public an opportunity to examine and assess its true, gargantuan dimensions. Just such a moment occurred when leaked diplomatic letters from the Colombian Embassy in Washington D.C. revealed just how far the United States government is willing to go on behalf of the corporate-financier interests that clearly shape the entirety of i... more »

VA Proposes to Remove Ban on Transgender Surgery for Vets

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: VA - 900] The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn't previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria,... more »

X-Men Billboard Outrage, Woman Throttled By Mutant Apocalypse Monster

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A 20th Century Fox promotional poster for X-Men: Apocalypse, has pissed some people off. The poster shows Jennifer Lawrence’s character Mystique getting strangled by Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, with the tagline, ‘Only the strong will survive’ The advertisement demeans women and glorifies violence while leaving one bewildered as to the fate of mankind. Metro reports: Many fans on social media have criticized the poster, with actress Rose McGowan also taking to Facebook, saying ‘Fuck this sh*t’ in response to a blog post. McGowan expanded on her comments in an interview with The Holly...more »

Refugees Drown In Mediterranean As Another Boat Sinks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A boat carrying hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean has capsized and sunk near Crete. Four migrants were reported dead by Greek officials on Friday. The Independent reports: Around 340 people have been rescued so far, with four bodies recovered, but more were feared to remain missing south of the Greek island of Crete. “The number of people in distress could be counted in the hundreds,” a spokeswoman for the coastguard told the AFP news agency. “People are in the water, boats crossing the area have thrown lifebuoys and are moving to save the migrants.” The coast guard said the ... more »

James Marusek’s Little Ice Age Theory

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood James Marusek has sent me his latest paper, Little Ice Age Theory. Excerpts below: INTRODUCTION The sun is undergoing a state change. It is possible that we may be at the cusp of the next Little Ice Age. For several centuries the relationship between periods […]

Bought Journalists

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The best-selling book which became hugely popular in Germany and talks of bribery, spies and cover-ups could easily be mistaken for a script from a Bourne movie. According to the book’s author, ex-journalist Udo Ulfkotte, journalists can be bought to put a specific twist on news stories and that he was taught “to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public”. During his time working as the editor the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, Ulfkotte explains how he was secretly paid by the CIA and the German Secret Service (Bundesnachrichtendi... more »

BDS Movement Say Israel Is Behind Series Of Cyber Attacks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement say that it looks increasingly likely that Israel was responsible for a series of cyber-attacks on their campaign’s website. The Palestinian-led movement said in a report on Thursday that its website was attacked six times in February and March. Press TV reports: The report, which was compiled by an online security service, eQualit.ie, said the cyber-attacks had a level of “sophistication and commitment” and knocked out the website for several hours each time. It also said that the websites of six BDS organizations in Europe and t... more »

PLOS ONE republishes removed chronic fatigue syndrome data

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
PLOS ONE has republished data that were abruptly removed two weeks ago after the authors expressed concerns they did not have permission to release them. The dataset — de-identified information from people with chronic fatigue syndrome — was removed May 18, noting it was “published in error.” But this week, the journal republished the dataset, saying the authors’ university had […] The post PLOS ONE republishes removed chronic fatigue syndrome data appeared first on Retraction Watch.

DILBERT KNOWS BEST: We're all poor friendless Raymond Shaw now!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016Part 4—The Manchurian cable news stars:* Last Friday night, Dilbert's creator, Scott Adams, spoke with our old pal William Maher on the HBO program, Real Time. Adams discussed the skills of Candidate Trump, who he views as "a master persuader." He began by noting a fact about himself: ADAMS (5/27/16): *First of all, I'm a trained hypnotist.* MAHER: A trained hypnotist! ADAMS: Yes. *I learned hypnosis in my 20s. Actually went to school for it.* And I'm a— MAHER: May we have a volunteer from the audience? [LAUGHTER] MAHER: Look at these people— ADAMS: *I've... more »

VIDEOS: Voices of the Iraq's Farhud

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago

Clinton Pollster Predicts Sanders Win In California Will Finish Hillary

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
With the latest polls showing Bernie Sanders narrowing the gap on Hillary Clinton’s lead to just two points, a former adviser to Bill Clinton predicts a win for the Vermont senator in the California primary next week could end the race for Hillary. He also predicts that Vice President Joe Biden could throw his hat in the ring by entering the presidential race and challenging Sanders to the White House. Town Hall reports: Hillary’s campaign is doing all it can in the remaining days to avoid an embarrassing loss in the Golden State, jamming 30 events into the few days leading up to th... more »

Elk Charges Woman Taking Selfie At Yellowstone

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
An Elk in Yellowstone National Park charged a female visitor after she got too close to the wild animal. The woman hoping to capture a photo with the Elk inched her way close to the animal for a selfie shot. She was charged by the Elk after failing to abide by park rules that stipulate keeping a safe distance from and showing respect to wildlife. abc News reports: National Park visitation is at record highs, Jeffrey Olson, a spokesman for the National Park Service, told ABC News. But he said that some people hoping for a great photo can “endanger themselves and endanger wildlife.” “... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning. Blogging will return in the next few hours. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

Commander Of U.S. 6th Fleet: Russia's Submarine Fleet Is Conducting 'Cold War-Style' Tactics In The Atlantic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Crew members onboard a Russian submarine during celebrations in July 26. Photograph: Yuri Maltsev/Reuters *USNI News:* *Admiral Warns: Russian Subs Waging Cold War-Style ‘Battle of the Atlantic’* Russia has stepped up its submarine operations and is regularly probing U.S. anti-submarine networks in a new “Battle of the Atlantic,” the commander of U.S. 6th Fleet said. In an article for the U.S. Naval Institute’s June issue of Proceedings, Vice Adm. James Foggo III outlined a new era in U.S. and Russian submarine warfare he dubs “The Fourth Battle of the Atlantic.” In his piece, Fo... more »

Donald Trump Supporters Attacked And Assaulted In San Jose

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump supporters outside rally* SAN JOSE, Calif. — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate’s supporters. Protesters jumped on cars, pelted Trump supporters with eggs and water balloons, snatched signs and stole “Make America Great” hats off supporters’ heads before burning the hats and snapping selfies with the charred remains. Several people were caught on camera punching Trump supporters. At least one atta... more »

The CIA Is Blaming The Federal Bureau Of Prisons For A Detainee Death At A 'Black Site'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Jason Leopold, VICE News*: *After a Detainee Died at a Black Site, the CIA Blamed Training From the Federal Bureau of Prisons* In late 2002, the CIA asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to send a training team to a CIA black site in Northern Kabul, Afghanistan, code-named COBALT. While there, the BOP team instructed guards on the proper use of a restraining technique against detainees called "short chaining," also referred to as short shackling. Not long after the BOP team left the black site, the technique was used on an Afghan militant and suspected al-Qaeda operative named... more »

Is There A Link Between Welfare And Terrorism?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Michael Kaus, Slate*: *Does Welfare Cause Terrorism?* *Here are some suspected terrorists in the news:* * Zacarias Moussaoui, the French North African charged with conspiracy in connection with the 9/11 attack, became an Islamic radical living in London "while drawing welfare benefits and studying economics," Newsday reports. * Ahmed Ressam, the member of Algeria's Armed Islamic Group who was arrested crossing the U.S. border with bombs designed to blow up L.A.'s airport, moved to Canada in 1994 where he "survived on welfare payments" and petty crime, according to terrorism exper... more »

New Combat Boots For The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* WTF?!?!?! The above picture is from* U.S. Defense Watch.*

Link To Darryl Bradford Smith's "I Am The Witness" Website Archives

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 15 hours ago
A few months back, I and others most sadly informed the world that Darryl Bradford Smith, that to me has been one person who helped me to understand the Jewish problem and the dangers that we all face, was forced to shut down his "I Am The Witness" website due primarily to the dangers that he and his family faced living in Jewish occupied France... Yes France, where at one time was one of the most free nations on the planet and where the people had no fear of revolting against evil intentions and actions of criminals, has now fallen into tyranny where true freedom of speech is now a... more »

100K In Alabama Unable To Use Tap Water Due To Chemical Contamination

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Chemical contamination has left more than 100,000 residents in Alabama without drinkable tap water. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority (WMEL) warned people not to use their tap water for drinking or cooking, as it has been contaminated with potentially hazardous chemicals that could cause cancer, birth defects and developmental problems in children. RT reports: The warning comes on the heels of a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory that revealed higher than previously thought levels of synthetic chemicals known as PFOS (Perfluorooctane sulfonate) and PFOA (p... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Fleet Week Salute to the Freedom Tower

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: World Trade Center] Sailors and Marines aboard USS Bataan salute One World Trade Center during Fleet Week New York’s Parade of Ships on May 25, 2016. This image is admittedly similar to yesterday’s Military Photo of the Day, which showed a Marine saluting the Statue of... more »

Authors reused images in three papers, concludes journal probe

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Biologists are retracting three papers after the journal concluded they contain reused images, designed to represent different experiments. The authors stand by the conclusions, some of which they say have been “extensively validated.” The Journal of Biological Chemistry used image analysis software to evaluate the images, first published at least a decade ago. Unfortunately, the raw […] The post Authors reused images in three papers, concludes journal probe appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is it Okie-Doke or Okey-Doke?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*either way it's crude and vulgar for a sitting president to use such a term.* And people call Trump vulgar? Yes, I'm aware that the term okie-dokie or okie-doke started long ago. But, do you really believe that Odumbo knows that? In the context of the sentence he was trying to spew out of his lips, which appeared to be having a spasm, this is the definition of okey-doke: 1. someone whose been tricked or duped 2. a trick 3. believing a lie; falling for a scam; a con-game; untruths; fraud etc. You've probably never heard the term used like that because it's an urban phenomenon. ... more »

This Proposed Regulation Could Gut the Payday Loan Industry

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: payday pawn shop] A rule proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday would make it a lot harder to receive a payday loan. The watchdog, created under the Obama administration, said the rule would prevent borrowers from falling into "debt traps" by... more »

Bizarre Opening Ceremony For Swiss Tunnel Leaves Viewers Baffled

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Switzerland put on a bizarre opening ceremony to mark the completion of the world’s longest tunnel. The new £8.5bn Gotthard Base Tunnel was launched on June 1st with a strange yet spectacular opening ceremony that featured 600 people including a winged woman/ baby with an oversized head, dance troupe in their underwear and a man with a birds nest on his head Angela Merkel, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande joined the Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann for the opening ceremony and a first class ride through the tunnel. RT reports: Switzerland celebrated the opening of the wor...more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Google voice search is recording conversations people have around their phones — here's how to delete the files Someone in the State Department intentionally scrubbed footage of a huge Iran deal briefing The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger Turkey Recalls Ambassador From Germany After Bundestag Acknowledges Armenian "Genocide" Sorry Hillary: Former Clinton Advisor Thinks Joe Biden May Be The Nominee American Serfdom: Companies Offer Loans For Living Expenses To Destitute Employees Greece To Manufacture Kalashnikovs For ... more »

How We Take Our Leave

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Tom Walkom has a must read column in today's *Toronto Star*. The contentious debate over Bill C-14, he writes, is about much more than the right to die. It's also about the right to live: If government has any role in this life and death matter it is not to ensure that as many as possible exercise their right to die. Rather it is to create conditions that would allow as many as possible to keep on living. The right to death is not the same as other rights. Unlike, say, the right to free speech, it is irrevocable. Those exercising free speech rights can reverse themselves later. Th... more »

The Mail’s Latest Antarctic Scare

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3619524/The-great-ice-retreat-West-Antarctica-s-coastline-lost-area-ice-size-BERLIN-past-40-years.html Bearing in mind that Antarctica has a total area of 5.4 million sq miles, I was going to look at this, but The Lid blog rather sums it all up well: Sometimes the media relies on half-truths and sensationalized headlines to advance the climate change hypothesis […]

Why Does Obama Always Endorse The Worst Candidates In Democratic Primaries?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
When notorious drama queen #DebtTrapDebbie Wasserman Schultz set her hair on fire and went screeching to the White House that Bernie's political revolution was coming for her, Obama shut her up with a cynical endorsement of her reelection. It's no secret he wishes she would just disappear off the face of the earth already. In fact, I was on a top secret call recently (ssshhhhh...), discussing a major Beltway group's congressional endorsements, when I decided to throw the Wasserman Schultz/Canova race into the discussion. Everyone on the call-- no one more than myself-- was shocked... more »

Protesters Punch, Throw Eggs at Trump Supporters in San Jose. Mayor Blames Trump.

MARTHA MENDOZA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Trump] SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Donald Trump supporters leaving the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose were pounced on by protesters, some of whom threw punches and eggs. A dozen or more people were hit and car windows were broken....more »

The Key Economic Facts Obama’s Recovery Narrative Ignores

James Sherk at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Obama economy - 900] President Barack Obama took an economic victory lap in Elkhart, Indiana, on Wednesday. In a major speech he argued his policies have brought the economy back. He blamed remaining economic weaknesses on trends preceding his administration. This analysis has the economic facts... more »

Police: UCLA Shooter Intended to Kill Second Professor, Expressed Concern for a Cat

AMANDA LEE MYERS & CHRISTINE ARMARIO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Employees at the University of California, Los Angeles walk down a hallway past the Mechanical Aerospace Engineering Department office where Wednesday's fatal shooting occurred in Los Angeles, Thursday, June 2, 2016. Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck, said the man who carried out a murder-suicide at UCLA left a "kill list" at his Minnesota home that led authorities to find a woman's dead body. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The investigation into a murder-suicide on the UCLA campus took a more sinister turn Thursday when police announced they suspected the shoote... more »

China's soft power in the media, hard at work

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Your patronage dollars at work.* Two pieces today in different ways illustrated the workings of China's soft power in the international media. The first was a tawdry Mediafail from Bloomberg entitled Two Weeks Into Presidency, Taiwan Leader Pushes Away From China. As is usual in the media, the frame of reference for Taiwan is China. J Michael Cole raked this one over the coals at News Lens, observing, as many of us have... Much of that stems from the notion that “one China” is a *principle*, a much-used and misused term that suggests a natural state when, in reality, it is very ... more »

Fujen Dorm issue: Can we have IQ tests for DPP officials, please?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Old motorcycle, old house.* At Fujen University, the Catholic University outside of Taipei, the female students finally started a protest this week to put an end to the sexist and authoritarian practice of curfews for the female dorm. A group calling itself the FJU Cinderellas had staged the protest, which included one student going on a hunger strike -- nicely timed, since the end of the semester is only a couple of weeks away. The university agreed to stop the practice. Regrettably, this urgent need to control female sexuality is not just a practice of the Catholic schools, but... more »

Where to find scientific illiterates? Physicians for Social Responsibility, that's where.

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 17 hours ago
The BAS just published a guest piece by one Steven Starr, among whose howlers I pulled this gem: many individual pools contain more cesium-137 than was released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons tests combined. These utterly lethal radionuclides will require some form of supervision for hundreds of thousands of years.... Clue for you, Steven:  Cs-137 has a half-life of 30.17 years.  Roughly 90%

Study: Entrepreneurship Down Under Obama, Shrinking Pool of New Jobs

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: entrepreneur 900] Hundreds of thousands of new companies are missing from the economy, according to a new report underscoring America's slow economic growth under President Obama. According to the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), there were 166,500 new businesses founded between 2010 and 2014.... more »

Russian Airstrikes Destroy ISIS Oil Facilities Near Turkish Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
As Russia intensifies airstrikes on the terrorists’ oil smuggling routes, the Russian defense ministry released footage of Su-34 bombers destroying an ISIS oil-refining plant near the Syrian city of Ras al-Ayn on the border with Turkey. Released on Thursday the video shows Russian jets hitting the illegal oil reservoirs located on territory under Islamic State control. RT reports: “Strikes took technical equipment out of operation and inflamed oil products, causing a large fire at the plant,” reads the bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria from ... more »

Riding Trump's Coattails to Hell

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) "I love it but I hate the taste Weight keeping me down." -*All My Life, *The Foo Fighters *P*aul Ryan's notably belated endorsement of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump today is certainly suspicious while ludicrous in any number of ways and levels. It betrayed once again that when its back is against the wall, Republicans will endorse anyone and anything as long as they run with the party banner regardless of what a downhill rolling dumpster fire the nominee is. Indeed, Republicans, in their ruthless quest for political p... more »

Katie Couric, More Reality TV Star Than Real Journalist

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this May 12, 2016, file photo, Katie Couric attends the premiere of her documentary, "Under The Gun", hosted by The Cinema Society in New York. Couric has taken responsibility for what she calls a decision that misrepresents the response of gun rights activists to a question she posed in the documentary. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)] In these days of news cycles measured in minutes, if not seconds, the Katie Couric scandal may seem almost as stale as Katie Couric herself. But bear with me. Why? Because she lied. Serving as host and executive producer for an... more »

Trump, Mr. Anti-Super-Pac, Now Has a Super PAC

JULIE BYKOWICZ at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A close friend of Donald Trump has helped start a super PAC to support him, potentially giving the presumptive Republican presidential nominee his first big-donor help for the general election. Tom Barrack, a Los Angeles real estate... more »

Afghanistan: Taliban Gaining Ground Thanks to New Tactics, Reduced US Presence

MIRWAIS KHAN & LYNNE O'DONNELL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan Taliban] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) In the rugged terrain of the Taliban heartland in southern Afghanistan, the fight against Kabul has become a war for control of key stretches of main roads and highways as the insurgents use a new tactic to... more »

BBC: Cameron 'Did Well'... Quotes Tweet From Parody Tory MP

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/02/bbc-spins-cameron-using-tweet-parody-tory-mp/ has the story: 'In its attempt to find pro-European Union voices after David Cameron's car crash town hall performancetonight, the BBC used a tweet from a spoof Conservative MP's Twitter account.' The BBC, unique, thankfully.

Paul Ryan’s Trump Endorsement Comes with Some Big Caveats

SCOTT BAUER & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: GOP 2016 Trump Ryan] JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Donald Trump comes with caveats. Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking Republican, isn’t promising to help his party’s presumptive presidential nominee on the campaign trail. He’s not publicly backing any of Trump’s... more »

Penrose debates Aaronson

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
I had to write lots of answers at the Physics Stack Exchange to win the "legendary badge" which I just did – but John Rennie already did so two years ago! ;-) Meanwhile, Eric Worrall at Anthony Watts' blog told us that Elon Musk is 99.9999999999% certain that he lives in Matrix. His reason? People play 3D games so they must be characters from games, too. Holy cow. Musk has three extra theories that support his picture: all of us will be killed by CO2, all of us will be killed by asteroids, and he is being watched by the extraterrestrial aliens. Clearly, billions of dollars aren't e... more »

One sentence in this BBC report sums up socialism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
One sentence in this BBC report about the flood rivers in France http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36441322 might accidentally tell the truth about socialism - 'probably not the best way to run an economy.' 'The most glaring example is how he has now gone over the head of the SNCF (railways) boss to offer workers more or less all they were asking. It may buy peace for Euro 2016. It is probably not the best way to run an economy.'

Tea, a Scottish Tale, and the Transforming Power of God’s Grace

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Transformation Seasons Grace - 900] Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever -- Brennan Manning A couple of weeks after I'd been released... more »

Dear friends, Normally I would find this video on YouTube and embed it in my blog re-post for you to play it instantly. However, this time there was no YouTube version available. Why? My guess is because the "powers that be" don't want too many people to get even the slightest hint as to what their plans are for the lower 50 or 60 percent or more of the Western World. If you play the link provided here by PCR, you will see how and why Greece is truly about to be looted (no exaggeration) by criminals high in major governments, in this case Germany and the U.S. …who jointly plan to break the International Monetary Fund’s rule never to make a loan to a country known for certain to be unable pay it back. In the present case their planned victim is to be Greece. Apropos, I add the following quote of Thomas Jefferson: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day.”

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 20 hours ago
------------------------------ *Western Financial System Looting Greece * ------------------------------ June 2, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. http://kyklosproductions.com/video/160526_pressTV_greece/ ------------------------------ Cherchez la Verite

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/3/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/3/2016"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "It was trash Trump week as far as the mainstream media (MSM) is concerned. It covered the Trump University lawsuit wall to wall but not a peep about the ongoing criminal investigation on Hillary Clinton and her unprotected private server. One of the big stories ignored this week by the MSM is former Bill Clinton advisor and pollster Doug Schoen penning a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece titled “Clinton Might not be the Nominee.” The title says it all, and yet the MSM ignored this huge red flag raised by a top Democrat... more »

Musical Interlude: Tracey Chattaway, “Nightsky”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Tracey Chattaway, “Nightsky” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DSeZji2x-Y

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Seen any planets lately? All three planets now shining brightly in the night sky are imaged in these panels, captured last week with the 1 meter telescope at Pic du Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees. *Click image for larger size.* Near opposition and closest to Earth on May 30, Mars is presently offering the best ground-based photo-ops in the last decade. The sharp image finds clouds above the Red Planet's north pole (top) and towering volcanos near its right limb. Saturn reaches its own opposition tonight, its bright rings and gaps clearly revealed in the telescopic portrait.... more »

"A 'Normal Person'..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"A ‘normal person' is what is left after society has squeezed out all unconventional opinions and aspirations out of a human being." - Mokokoma Mokhonoana

"The Weight Of The Past: Regret"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"The Weight Of The Past: Regret"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere we go. Holding onto regret is like dragging the weight of the past with us everywhere we go. It drains our energy, leaving less available for life in the present because we are constantly feeding an old issue. This attachment can cause illness the same way watering a dead plant creates decay. We know that something new and beautiful can grow in its place if we only prepare the soil and plant the right seeds. We also know that we create ou... more »

"Don't Do It!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Don't do it. Don't go to that job you hate. Do something you love today. Ride a roller coaster. Swim in the ocean naked. Go to the airport and get on the next flight to anywhere just for the fun of it. Maybe stop a spinning globe with your finger and then plan a trip to that very spot; even if it's in the middle of the ocean you can go by boat. Eat some type of ethnic food you've never heard of. Stop a stranger and ask her to explain her greatest fears and her secret hopes and aspirations in detail and then tell her you care because she is a human being. Sit down on the sidewalk a... more »

The Poet: Rolf Jacobsen, “When They Sleep”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“When They Sleep”* “All people are children when they sleep. there's no war in them then. They open their hands and breathe in that quiet rhythm heaven has given them. They pucker their lips like small children and open their hands halfway, soldiers and statesmen, servants and masters. The stars stand guard and a haze veils the sky, a few hours when no one will do anybody harm. If only we could speak to one another then when our hearts are half-open flowers. Words like golden bees would drift in. - God, teach me the language of sleep.” - Rolf Jacobsen

"The Favored Recourse Of The Stupid..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"If you have the power to hit people over the head whenever you want, you don't have to trouble yourself too much figuring out what they think is going on, and therefore, generally speaking, you don't. Hence the sure-fire way to simplify social arrangements, to ignore the incredibly complex play of perspectives, passions, insights, desires, and mutual understandings that human life is really made of, is to make a rule and threaten to attack anyone who breaks it. This is why violence has always been the favored recourse of the stupid: it is the one form of stupidity to which it is a... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/

"Bernie Sanders - The Best of a Bad Bunch?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Bernie Sanders - The Best of a Bad Bunch?"* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – “Tommy… who are you voting for?” We put the question to a local bulldozer operator whom we’ve known for at least half a century. Tommy, now 80 years old, is the last of a dying breed. He grew up plowing the earth to grow tobacco on Maryland’s Tidewater, on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. In the 1970s, when tobacco farming became unprofitable, he switched from plowing the earth to moving it around. He is still at it. And as near as we can tell, he will go on with it until his eyes give out… or his mind... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Charles Ortel: Clinton Foundation Largest Charity Fraud Ever Attempted" - https://www.youtube.com/

"As Good A Time As Any..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” – Hugh Laurie Who lied and promised you you have "later"? - CP

"It Is Being Reported That Turkish Military Forces Have Entered Syria"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"It Is Being Reported That Turkish Military Forces Have Entered Syria"* by Michael Snyder "There are international news reports that claim that Turkish military forces have entered Syrian territory and have established positions near the towns of Azaz and Afrin. If these international news reports are true, then Turkey has essentially declared war on the Assad regime. Back in February, I warned that escalating tensions in the region could be the spark that sets off World War III, but things seemed to cool down a bit in March and April. However, this latest move by Turkey threaten... more »

Mohammed Ibn Laith, "What Will We Talk About Today, You and I?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*A Comment: *Long time readers know there is zero tolerance for racism and bigotry here. This article contains the vile "N" word, which you will never see here again, expressed repeatedly by the articles author. In their book "Cobra II," Michael R. Gordon and Gen. Bernard E. Trainor offer this ugly comment from a senior officer of the US Army's 4th Infantry Division: "The only thing these sand niggers understand is force and I'm about to introduce them to it." While not admitted publicly, that term is widely used within the American military, along with "ragheads", "jihadis" and oth... more »

"The Key..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“The key, though, win or lose, is not to fail. And the only way to fail is not to fight. So you fight until you can’t fight anymore. Hold up your head and enter the arena, and face the enemy. Fight until you can’t fight anymore, never let go, never give up, never run, never surrender. Fight the good fight, you fight even when it seems inevitable that you’re about to go down swinging.” - Dr. Amelia Shepherd, "Grey's Anatomy" *“Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant!”*

Musical Interlude: 2002, “River of Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
2002, “River of Stars” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg9Wl4b3gOo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. Spanning about 15,000 light-year... more »

Chet Raymo, "Yet It Moves..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Yet It Moves..."* by Chet Raymo "So they found Galileo's other fingers. The thumb and index finger of his right hand, which have been missing for a century. Now they rejoin the middle finger, which has resided at the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence. I saw it there in 1969, a shriveled stick of bone and mummified skin. Pointing to the heavens. Or was it flipping a bird to his enemies? On June 22nd, 1633, Galileo Galilei was condemned by a tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church for teaching that the Earth revolves about the sun, rather than the other way round.... more »

Antisemitism by Zionists

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 20 hours ago

May 2: How to write an editorial without saying anything

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 21 hours ago
Today, I received my copy of The Brief (NBmediacoop.org). It has a story that our irving newspaper missed. Irving should be paying a property tax of 8 million dollars a year to the city of St. John for its liquid natural gas property. But it's been paying only $500,000 each year for the last 11 years. The Irving newspaper in St. John defends this with the excuse that Irving creates a hundred jobs and donates money to the hospital and other causes. That's the excuse for robbery that should become the New Brunswick motto. In reality, we all create jobs. Every time we lunch at Tim... more »

Our Official Position on Global Warming Vs Global Cooling and what is causing Climate Change

CM at LILITH NEWS - 22 hours ago
By Suzanne MacNevin and Charles Moffat. We are writing this together because both of us have changed our minds about what we think is causing climate change. Up until now we were stern advocates that carbon dioxide (CO2) was causing global warming and climate change. We are here now because we are not officially changing our opinions on the topic. We are changing our opinions because we have both become convinced that it is Solar Cycles that caused global warming during the 1980s and early 1990s. And caused the reverse, brief global cooling during the 1970s. Our opinions have been ... more »

Hillary’s Email Server Guy Takes Fifth In Court Deposition

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton’s server guy who oversaw the running of her private email server when she was Secretary of State, has pleaded the fifth to avoid a court deposition. Bryan Pagliano is refusing to testify in a federal court, fearing that his recorded deposition could later be released to the public. Despite his immunity in the Hillary email investigation, Pagliano is refusing to cooperate with authorities in case evidence emerges that Hillary broke the law. Canadafreepress.com reports: The Washington Post, which runs interference for Hillary on this issue as often as not, reports it l... more »

Record Number Of Social Media Arrests In London

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
According to astonishing data published by the Metropolitan police, arrests in London for “offensive” social media posts have soared in the last year. Arrests for obscenity and offensive messages on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have increased by 37 percent since 2010 in the city. The police say that the most common type of arrest is for “Sending messages intended to offend or menace,” which accounts for over 60 percent of these types of crimes. The punishment for committing these types of “crimes” is a six-month prison term or a $5,500 fine. Vocativ.com report... more »

100,000 People In Alabama Warned Their Tap Water Is Poisonous

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Over 100,000 Alabama residents have been told not to drink their tap water after chemical contamination has left it in a state unsafe for human consumption. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority have advised residents that their water will be unsafe to drink until at least the fall. The water has been contaminated with chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, and developmental problems in children. Rt.com reports: The warning comes on the heels of a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory that revealed higher than previously thought levels of synthetic chem...more »

Is Another Gaza War Coming?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A view of the airstrikes in Gaza from the Israeli side of the border. Israeli officials said they want to strike a hard blow against Hamas. Photo: Moises Saman for The New York Times Shane Harris, Daily Beast: *Israel Warns: Another Gaza War Is Coming* Right now, it’s relatively quiet. But a radical new Israeli defense minister could mean a very hot summer in Gaza, military and intelligence officials warn. JERUSALEM — Israel ended its last military operation in Gaza almost two years ago. But among some Israeli military officials, national security experts, and activists here, there... more »

California Postpones Bill To Prosecute Climate Change Skeptics

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A controversial bill that would allow for the prosecution of climate change deniers in California was postponed on Thursday by the California Senate. The California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 (Senate Bill 1161) would have authorised to prosecute fossil fuel companies, think tanks and members of the public who denied man-made climate change. Washingtontimes.com reports: The measure, which cleared two Senate committees, provided a four-year window in the statute of limitations on violations of the state’s Unfair Competition Law, allowing legal action to be br... more »

Diono Radian RXT Convertible + Booster Car Seat Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
The warmer weather has arrived and families are gearing up for summer travel. Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently shared about Summer road trip must-haves for families with children. Safety is a top priority when it comes to road trips, and that's why we're excited to offer a giveaway for Janessa's favorite car seat, the Diono Radian RXT Convertible + Booster Car Seat. Make sure you check out her post for a full list of items that will make your road trip a success! *Diono wants your little ones to be the safest they can be, **so they're giving one lucky person a Diono Radi... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Academy cadets toss their hats in the air upon graduating as Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead. https://t.co/CV2e7LeEB4 — ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2016

China's Foreign Minister Demanded A Meeting With Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau (And He Got It!!!!)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS) Globe and Mail: *China’s foreign minister demanded meeting with Justin Trudeau* China’s Foreign Minister, in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart, demanded and received a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – an unusual diplomatic move that underscores China’s increasingly assertive posture on the world stage. Foreign leaders typically meet with ministers who are equal to them in political stature. When China’s Wang Yi first proposed to come to Can... more »

Chinese Foreign Minister Berates Canadian Journalist For Asking A Single Question On Human Rights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*National Post/Canadian Press*: *Chinese minister scolds journalist for raising China’s human rights record: ‘This is totally unacceptable’* OTTAWA — China’s visiting foreign minister publicly berated a Canadian journalist on Wednesday for asking a question about his country’s human rights record. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it was “irresponsible” of a journalist from the web outlet IPolitics to ask about human rights and the jailing of a Canadian, Kevin Garratt, who is charged with espionage. Wang appeared visibly angry as he delivered the scolding in the lobby of Glob... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Defensive Position* Army Spc. Shane Starliper pulls security in a defensive position with an M240B machine gun before conducting live-fire training at Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 2, 2016. Starliper is an infantryman assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Sgt. Paige Behringer

There Are Now 250 Million Surveillance Cameras Worldwide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Tarun Wadhwa, Market Watch*: *Facial recognition will soon end your anonymity* Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world, and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives. But this balance may soon be upended by advancements in facial recognition technology. Soon anybody with a high-resolution camera... more »

Physicist Talks 'Great Leaps' Of Physical World In 'Seven Brief Lessons On Physics'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
This short item contains an excellent conceptualization of General relativity you may find enlightening. It also helps to think of the mathematics of the General theory as orthogonal to the Newtonian approach. It is all beautiful and it works. Yet its apparent failure is that it fails to integrate particle physics. That is of course not true as I have shown with the introduction of nth ordered Pythagorean metrics which naturally preserves the geometry of General relativity while providing a particle structure that can be readily used to construct the observed universe in... more »

If Philosophy Won’t Diversify, Let’s Call It What It Really I

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
In my mind, the philosophy department is meant to be an incubator of intellectual disciplines whose first mandate is to establish a viable and rigorous intellectual foundation for new disciplines. Yet that has been the basis of all my own work. Folks do not get it right the first or even the tenth time out and sensitivity to foundations is necessary. Yet i will note that non European Philosophy and much of our own lacks rigor and attention to detail. This particularly true for older texts. All could benefit from critical philosophical discourse. This more true today now tha... more »

Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
We have now come a lot further down this road. The cognitive brain is in some form or the other a physical processor that is continuously updated and rebuilt as needed. Yet information storage is through pathways to points of access, likely handled thorough our second tier light body that is mostly tasked with cellular maintenance. It is also noteworthy that lightbody cognition is fast but then must communicate through physical means with our physical brain to enact action including processing. It is very much a two way dance. Add in emergency systems and automatic systems... more »

Why Do People Perform Ritual? It's an Excellent Method of Self-Improvement

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
.The human reality is that we interact with our world through a remarkable collection of habits learned beginning in childhood. Altering those habits actually entails developing new habits to over write those other habits wherever possible. That is not easy. However, meditation will actually do it and most rituals are often carefully chosen habits that help as well. It is just that they become obvious as rituals. This item discusses it much further and it is worth contemplating. The take home for all of us is to understand what is ritual and to ask if they can be improved a... more »

No Regrets?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
I was standing in line at our local Credit Union today and noticed a man standing at one of the teller windows. The backside of his T-shirt had a map of Iraq and above the map read "Proud to have served in Iraq" and the bottom read "No regrets". My heart sank. I wondered what was in this man's mind. Did he not care about the massive evidence that reveals George W. Bush and Tony Blair lied their way into that war? Did he not care that the Democrats in Congress largely went right along for the ride? (They knew the military production corporations located in their congressional ... more »

With Trump, Media Laughs Its Way to the Bank

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] It is difficult to pick just one low point from 2016 (there have been so many, and we're not even halfway through!) but when it comes to the media, we may have hit rock bottom this week. I'm referring, of... more »

House Democrats Continue A Decade-Long Quest For Mind-Boggling Mediocrity-- Where Party Unity Is A One Way Street

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*The nexus of Democratic Party evil-- their way or the highway* The incompetence and venality of a DCCC run by corrupt conservatives-- particularly Rahm Emanuel and Steve Israel, the former a New Dem and the latter a Blue Dog-- has led to overwhelming Republican victories in the House, including in bright blue districts where Obama won in 2008 and/or 2012. There aren't just Republican incumbents in swing districts, there are now Republican incumbents sitting in heavily Democratic districts where only an utterly incompetent DCCC, determined to elect corrupt conservatives to Congress ... more »

Remembering the Late 1990s in Gaming

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
The time leading up the the year 2000 was pretty neat for me in gaming. I had way more free time than I did now, what with no kids. Heck, I actually had more money, even though I make more now than I did back them - supporting two kids ain't cheap. Going through my notes, old games, and PDFs I found some interesting gems I'd not thought about in years, in rough order of publication... - *Conspiracy X* - The truth is out there... - *Deadlands *- wonderfully complicated with spellcasters trying for winning poker hands in a battle for their souls. One of those games in the ... more »

U.S. Officials: The Deployment Of An Anti-Missile Defense System To South Korea Will Be Announced Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. REUTERS/U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters:* *U.S. expects announcement 'soon' on deployment of Korea anti-missile system* Plans for the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea are moving forward and an announcement can be expected soon, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to... more »

A Political Message with a Real Message

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
This is Bernie's final TV ad in California. It's worth much more than the couple of minutes to view it:

U.S. Intelligence Officials Are Concerned On Giving Donald Trump His Intelligence Briefing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON *Reuters*: *Some officials worry about briefing Trump, fearing spilled secrets* Some U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that Donald Trump's "shoot from the hip" style could pose national security risks as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing once he is formally anointed as the Republican presidential nominee. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they had concerns over briefing Trump, whose brash, unpr... more »

Fort Hood Officials Were Closing Roads as Truck Overturned

JIM VERTUNO at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A motorist passes through a low-water crossing on a road closed due to high water near New Braunfels, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2016. About half of Texas is under flood watches or warnings, including Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, where about 1,400 homes have been affected by the swollen Brazos River. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)] FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Fort Hood commanders were in the process of closing roads on the sprawling Army post in Central Texas when a truck carrying 12 soldiers overturned in a fast-flowing flooded creek during a training exercise, killing... more »

Research supports value of school libraries

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Published in Education Week, June 1, 2016, as *Research Supports Value of School Libraries* To the Editor: Megan McDonald adds another convincing case history showing the value of the library and librarians in schools ("How the School Library Saved My Life"). Studies agree: Keith Curry Lance's research in the United States consistently shows that school library quality is positively related to literacy development. Research completed by Sy-ying Lee, Jeff McQuillan, and me also suggests that access to a good school library can offset, to a large extent, the negative impact of povert... more »

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Is ‘Dangerously Incoherent,’ And ‘Temperamentally Unfit’ To Be U.S. President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *Clinton: Trump is ‘dangerously incoherent,’ ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president* SAN DIEGO — Hillary Clinton lacerated Donald Trump in a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Thursday, effectively launching her general-election campaign by declaring him “temperamentally unfit” to lead the most powerful nation in the world. In an address that signaled clearly how she plans to defeat Trump in November, Clinton did not delve into the details of her own policies but focused instead on how she views his shortcomings. She framed the real estate magnate with con... more »

The Ryan-Trump Bromance Has Flowered Into An Endorsement

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It seems like forever, but it was just a month ago that Paul Ryan defiantly said he wasn't read to endorse the embarrassing fascist lug-head his party had been saddled with as it's presidential candidate. Today he was ready-- and he did. He wrote a column for his local paper, the *GazetteXtra*, and had his spokesperson tweet that that counted as an endorsement. He tried to focus attention on his own anti-family, Ayn Rand-inspired policy agenda we've been hearing about from him for his whole austerity-pushing film flam man career. He indicated that he and has colleagues are all exc... more »

Navy Blue Angels Jet Crashes in Tennessee, Killing Pilot

KRISTIN M. HALL & LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: This May 19, 2016, photo shows Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss at an air show in Lynchburg, Va. A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday, June 2, near Nashville, Tenn., killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Kuss. (Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP)] SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, Tennessee, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss. The... more »

Can You Be a Gay Christian Rock Star?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Trey Pearson, frontman of Everyday Sunday, sings during a concert on September 24, 2010.] My heart really goes out to Trey Pearson, described as "a Christian rock star" who, in a "moving letter," has come out as gay to his fans. Although his band was not particularly well known, his story is getting lots... more »

Obama Meets Thunderbird Pilot Who Ejected Before Jet Crash

JOSH LEDERMAN & DAN ELLIOTT at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The Air Force Thunderbirds fly in formation during graduation ceremonies at the 2016 class of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address. A Thunderbirds jet crashed after flyover of academy commencement attended by Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)] AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- The pilot of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbird that crashed following a flyover met with President Barack Obama shortly after safely ejecting into a Colorado field. News of the crash broke while Obama’... more »

The War

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
The Revolution will B Colourised, *1-2*

Lovable Bernie Whacks Israel

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Bernie Sanders] WASHINGTON -- Part of Bernie Sanders’ charm is that for all of his arm-waving jeremiads, he appears unthreatening. He’s the weird old uncle in the attic, Larry David’s crazy Bernie. It’s almost a matter of style. Who can be afraid... more »

Fighter Jets From The Navy Blue Angels And The Air Force Thunderbirds Crashed Today In Separate Incidents.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Navy Times*: *Blue Angel jet crashes after take-off in Tennessee* An F/A-18 Super Hornet with the Navy's elite demonstration squadron crashed shortly after take-off Thursday, as its wreckage erupted in flames near a residential neighborhood, according to officials and local media reports. Navy spokesman Cmdr. Mike Kafka confirmed the Navy is investigating a report of a Blue Angels F-18 crash near Nashville, Tennessee, where the team was practicing for an air show this weekend. The pilot's identity has not been publicly released. The local fire chief said his dispatcher was told t...more »

Giza plateau 27,000 BC - ancient Sphinx not a lion - Ram statue of God Khnum aka Amun

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
prolongued rain-weathering of the solid-block lionine Sphinx statue at the foot of the Giza Pyramid #2 (aka the Great Pyramid) suggests that it was looking up at the sky when the last Age of Leo was around i.e. 10,000 BC. The Sphinx has been regularly repaired and amended throughout Egyptian history. Many many facelifts and restructurings and reworkings that reflects the egomaniacal desires and wishes of the Pharoahs of Egypt. But what if the Sphinx was originally a RAM? *looks nothing like the Sphinx, right?* But think about it, "Most statues of lions from ancient Egypt are lio... more »

Mosul, Iraq and it’s Liberation. Definitely in Coordination with Moves In Raqqa, Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*First: Ramadan begins on June 6/16 or 6/6/16* *The new moon is June 5/2016 * *Second Mosul Dam: Aecom seals Iraq dam repair contract* Link and Link *Aecom, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, has been awarded a $52.8 million contract to repair the bottom outlet of the Mosul Dam, Iraq.As per the firm-fixed-price contract, the architectural and engineering services will be completed by the end of November.Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received, according to a statement from the US Department of Defense. * *Aecom: Bids... more »

Jay Dyer on Caroll Quigley's Tragedy & Hope 1: Bankster Revolution

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
* Jay's Analysis:* *It’s time! The first lecture series to cover the entirety of Dr. Carroll Quigley’s immense Tragedy & Hope. Here in part 1 we cover the banksters’ scams leading up to World War I, including gold certificates, how revolutionary ideals of classical liberalism were in fact bankster ideals, how false flags and a planned assassination led to World War I and ultimately who the true “Illuminati” were perpetrating these machinations. A series you won’t want to miss! This is the first half of talk no. 1, while the full talks and archives can be obtained by subscribing to ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 2, 2016 ) Quick Hits For Thursday (1. Markets and Market Moving Items : Crude Oil Ignores Failure ONCE AGAIN , Of OPEC To Cut Production , Focusing On US Supply Data And Gasoline ; Credit In Focus - ECB Won't Automatically Toss Out Corp Bonds Cut To Junk , Risky Credit Is The New Black AS EM and Leveraged Loans Shine ; Stocks Shining As Well - Everyone Buying Everything It Would Appear . 2. An All Around Bad Day For Turkey - Tourism Hit , Armenia Resolution In Germany , US State Department Doesn't See Gulen Movement As Terror Group , Losing Sway & Influence Over Events In Syria , Not A "Safe Country" For Refugees 3. UK In Focus , Brexit , Economic Items. 4. Brazil In Focus - Zika , Political Corruption , Economy. 5. France In Focus - Seine Floods , Protests Continue To Roil France , French Come Up Small As Far As Taking In Refugees . 6. Odds & Ends For Today. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 5m 5 minutes ago #ECB Rules Out Automatic Sales of Corporate Bonds Cut to Junk. http:// bloom.bg/1UwrSr1 *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 18m 18 minutes ago #Opec Keeps Status Quo as #Oil Rally Brings New-Found Harmony. http:// bloom.bg/25CBXLI *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 43m 43 minutes ago Emerging Market High Yield Index at new all-time high. MSCI EM equity index still 26% below its all-time high in '07 *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 59m 59 minutes ago Anot... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Black girl couldn't handle the Ivy League* *She would probably have been much more at home at an historically black college* Nayla Kidd was an engineering student at Columbia University when reports that she had gone missing went viral. She was found perfectly healthy nearly two weeks later, only telling police she wanted to “start fresh.” But the 19-year-old’s reason for going off the grid, without informing family or friends, remained a mystery. Here, Kidd tells the New York Post’s Melkorka Licea, what triggered her brazen escape from the Ivy League, how she pulled it off and... more »

ACLU Boss Quits After Daughters Find Men in Women’s Restroom

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this screengrab from a video, Maya Dillard Smith speaks with host Mark Oppenheim on the m/Oppenheim Associates TV show INSIGHT in 2012.] The head of the Georgia American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has stepped down over the organization's backing of the Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidance. The national ACLU and its state-level chapters have been strong supporters of policies that allow transgender people... more »

Documents Reveal Operation Fast and Furious Firearms Used Extensively by Mexican Drug Cartels

Andrew Egger at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Weapons from the Phoenix ATF Operation Fast and Furious that were interdicted 20 Feb 2010 by Border Patrol agents and Tuscon ATF agents.] Five years after America first learned of the Operation Fast and Furious federal gunwalking program, new information about the extent of the scandal continues to bubble to the surface. According to Justice Department documents obtained by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch,... more »

Friday Morning Ramble–03.06.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: 13255974_849045891866099_1931523764985848637_n] “Tobacco excise tax has doubled since 2010 meaning that smokers pay more than three times the health costs of smoking. Over the same period the rate of smoking has only reduced from 16.3% to 15.0%. Meanwhile politicians keep the healthier alternatives such as e-cigarettes illegal.” *What Budet 2106 means for smokers* – TAXPAYERS’ UNION And cigarettes are about to get uglier. *Happy World Smokefree Day: Excise, plain packaging, but no e-cigs* – Jenesa Jeram, THE SANDPIT Mind you, his reasons are good ones. *Labour MP Damien ... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Map: Tuz Khurmatu in Iraq. Spiegel Online *Christoph Reuter, Spiegel Online:* *The Law of Revenge: Deadly Hatred among Anti-IS Alliance in Iraq* The US is fighting together with an alliance of rival groups to defeat IS in Iraq. Deadly violence in a city north of Baghdad shows, however, that once the Islamists are defeated, erstwhile allies may turn their weapons on each other. It was halftime of the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City when the young boy was burned alive. Abdullah Fakr was 12 years old and loved football. A Kurdish sixth-grader, Fakr and his family had tu... more »

The Nature of the Beast

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
I suspect that this will be the last post I make before my hoped-for scheduled return to Fort McMurray on Saturday. I'm trying my best to prepare myself mentally for the next few days though I've seen enough video online to help calm my nerves. The one thing video can't show is odour which I suspect will be the one thing that will hit me once I unlock my front door. In my mind, I have an idea of what to expect and my little inner sadist is curious. My blog's header photo shows one of my favourite views of the Athabasca River valley. If you were to be standing in the exact same s... more »

Fukushima Emissions Still Seem High

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Is that a column of steam rising from Unit 3 area? What about unit 1 in the second shot below?

Therion - Summer Night City

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Guitars? WTF? No, I haven't taken leave of my senses. This is a cover of one of my favourite ABBA tunes by Swedish metal'ers Therion. And because I can't be fussed to blog tonight, enjoy in all its absurdist pomp.

Boldly Engaging the Ongoing Adventure

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - If things aren’t morphing that quickly for you perhaps you’re not paying attention.

Meteor Streaks Across Phoenix Night Sky

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A meteor flashed across the night sky over Phoenix Arizona. The shooting star believed to be a meteor appeared in the early hours of Thursday morning. It lit up the sky like a fireball and woke people up across the state with the sound of its loud boom as it passed over. CBS News reports: One resident said she witnessed a sudden light illuminate the front of her home and “heard a loud roaring and then it was gone,” CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO reported. Most reports place the sighting at around 4 a.m. A meteor is a small body of matter that enters Earth’s atmosphere from outer space. ... more »

Planned Parenthood’s Dumpster Babies

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Dumpster Babies - 900] On May 25, 2016, a committee of the Ohio Senate approved legislation which would require all abortion facilities to treat the bodies of aborted babies humanely. Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill. LifeNews reports that "the bill requires... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*The El Nino boost is over* *A sharp temperature decline recently* *Study Shows Those Who Claimed ‘Climate Debate Over’ Were Wrong* Last summer, the editor of Science wrote a commentary on climate change where she said, “The time for debate has ended.” After appealing to policies based on economic knowledge she doesn’t have, she finished with speculation as to which ring of Dante’s Inferno would God designate for climate skeptics. All in all, it was an awesomely unscientific tour de farce and totally depressing in that it came from one of the world’s two most prestigious s... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide"* (CNN)The German parliament has passed a symbolic resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide." The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, with only one politician voting against it and one abstaining. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians, and other minorities, are estimated to have been killed by what was then-Ottoman Turkey during World War One. Turkey has always rejected the term "genocide," saying there wa...more »

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Jet Crashes After President Obama's Air Force Graduation Speech And Ceremony

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Thunderbird went down in a grassy area in southern Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon. Justin Haugen *The Gazette*: *Thunderbirds jet crashes near Colorado Springs after Air Force Academy graduation show* An F-16 fighter of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team crashed south of Colorado Springs minutes after wrapping up an airshow over Air Force Academy graduation. The pilot of jet No. 6 safely ejected about 1:15 p.m. and is walking around unhurt, according to the Air Force Academy. The plane crashed in a field across from the First Baptist Church in the Security/Widefield ar... more »

UPDATED 6/3/16: Sphere Alliance Message #166A Surprise Visit to The "PilsburyDoughboy" People

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Terran to Denice via SMS: *Sent pure love to all of I AM [all creation] last night, put my body on autopilot to [have it continue] continue while I sleep. [I have been doing this for a number of nights now... found out last summer I could tell my body to continue doing it on autopilot even if I feel asleep]* Terran: *This morning [as awakened] I could feel the waves continuing to come thru. **[When] my fingers touched my forearm which was near my pillow. Could feel very strong energies in my fingertips on my skin. * The Pilsbury DoughboyTerran: *Drifted a bit in twilight sleep [... more »

The Problems With CNN Poll Showing Opposition to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law

Elizabeth Fender at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: All Gender Bathroom Sign] Between North Carolina's bathroom law and President Barack Obama's recent school bathroom mandate, bathroom use has suddenly burst on the scene of public opinion. Now pollsters and politicians alike are scrambling to figure out what Americans really think about bathrooms... more »

Beltway Media Hack Wants To Tell Progressives Who Their Next Leaders Shall Be

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I've been mulling Amber Phillips' *Washington Post* piece about who the next generation of progressive leaders will be post-Bernie/Elizabeth Warren. I'm guessing it can be blamed on the lowering of pay-- and standards-- for editors that a dullard like Phillips is encouraged to write this kind of drivel that winds up being published. As I remarked the first time I realized she's one of the truly awful Beltway pseudo-journalists, "Amber, like Rev. Lovejoy of *The Simpsons*, graduated from Texas Christian University and maybe they have a different worldview than normal people. "Event... more »

Putin Orders Release Of World’s Most Powerful Email

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A stunning report circulating in the Kremlin today says that brave President Putin ordered the release of a single Hillary Clinton email from the stash of over ten thousand emails being held in the possession of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). According to reports, the classified and top secret email was obtained by the SVR from the private but ‘amateurishly secured’ private email server belonging to former Secretary of State, and now American presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Smoking Gun Evidence of Criminal Activity Released Last week I broke the news that the Kreml... more »

Media Blackout As France Witnesses Biggest Revolution In 200 Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As France prepare to host millions of visitors at the Euro 2016 Football Championships, a state of emergency has been extended in the country as it faces its largest protests in recent history. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in France, amounting to what some are calling the new French Revolution amid a total media blackout in Western news outlets. Anonhq.com reports: The first collaborative protest against the Socialist government since Hollande came to power in 2012, kicked off on 9 March. On March 31, nearly 400,000 people took to the streets, disagre... more »

Europe: Social Media Giants Will Force You To Use ID Cards To Log-in

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Europe are cracking down on freedom of speech and people’s right to privacy by insisting that all social media giants require users to provide state-issued ID cards to log-in. The European Commission say that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Uber must require all European Union citizens to show proof of their identity before being allowed to access the sites. Leaked EU Commission documents reveal a concerted push by Brussels to roll out more expansive use of national ID cards across the EU. The documents have been uploaded to the Commission’s official website since the leak. Breitbart...more »

Migrant children's prisons in Texas: Hold US responsible for international crimes

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a US Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. (Reuters/Eric Gay) The United States and the United Nations refuse to protect the world's most vulnerable asset -- migrant children -- and refuse to defend its most valuable asset, its children By Brenda Norrell Censored News The United States is imprisoning

Electoral Reform Committee Now More Democratic

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 1 day ago
“*Liberal MPs will throw their support behind NDP MP Nathan Cullen’s counter-proposal to divvy up the seats around the committee table based on the share of the vote parties received in the last election.* *That works out to five Liberals, three Conservatives, two New Democrats and one each for the Bloc Quebecois and the Green Party’s Elizabeth May, all of whom will have full voting rights.* *That means the government will have to garner the support of at least one other party to win a vote at the committee table.”* I am very pleased to see that the Liberals have finaly seen the wisdo... more »

Speaker Ryan: ‘I’ll be Voting for’ Trump

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday, ending an extraordinary public split between the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee and the nation’s highest-ranking Republican office holder. Ryan outlined his support for the New York billionaire in... more »

Why Young Americans Are Now More Likely to Live With Their Parents

Rachel Greszler at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Young Adults Living at Home, Dinner Table, Family] For the first time in over 130 years, more young adults lived with their parents than any other living situation. According to the analysis by the Pew Research Center, 32.6 percent of adults ages 18 to 34 lived with their... more »

Grad student who confessed to falsifying data barred from government funding

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Nearly five months after a graduate student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine spontaneously confessed to cooking data, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) said today that she has agreed to exclude herself from receiving government funding for three years. According to the ORI, Meredyth Forbes: engaged in research misconduct by intentionally falsifying and/or fabricating […] The post Grad student who confessed to falsifying data barred from government funding appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Cascadia Rising: FEMA Major Earthquake ‘Drill’ Scheduled For June 7

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
FEMA are to conduct a massive military drill named ‘Cascadia Rising 2016’, in the event of an earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) on June 7-10. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, “A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.” Fema.gov reports: June 7-10, 2016 Emergency Operations and Coordination Centers (EOC/ECCs) at... more »

NATO Needs Enemies In Order To Justify Its Existence

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NATO has always been more about offense than defense, and more about America controlling the policies of Alliance members, increasing their numbers, pressuring them to stress militarism more than they’d chose otherwise and of course, selling them lots of US weapons according to writer and activist Stephen Lendman. In an article for Global research he writes: When founded in April 1949, Soviet Russia was a North Atlantic Alliance enemy in name only, ravaged by WW II – needing years after Stalin’s April 1953 death to regain pre-war normality, peace essential to restore it. Washington ... more »

U.S. Government Build Database To Silence Future Whistleblowers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. government are building a huge database containing information on government employees who could pose “insider threats” to them as potential whistleblowers. The Defense Department are building the “DoD Component Insider Threat Records System,” in response to the 2010 classified diplomatic cables leaked by Chelsea Manning. The decision to build the information-sharing system comes after the WikiLeaks executive order was signed, calling for an end to government whistleblowing. Defenseone.com reports: A review of the 2013 Washington Navy Yard shootings found that the departme... more »

One Hundred Thousand Attend Bernie Sanders Rally, Media Remains Silent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bernie Sanders had almost 100,000 people show up at a recent rally on Memorial Day in Oakland, a record breaking number which the mainstream press failed to report on. The media silence continued when a further impressive 10,000 showed up to another rally he gave at a campus at UC Davis, proving that a concerted effort by the elite is underway to prevent a Sanders nomination. American Everyman reports: Had Hillary and her sycophantic ladder-climbers in the DNC not been stealing the Democrat Party primary, it would have been over months ago. Bernie Sanders (like him, love him or tol...more »

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