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Saturday, June 4, 2016

4 June - Blogs I'm Following

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Searching for the Humanity in the Other

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 minutes ago
The term refugee is thrown around frequently these days, as more individuals continue to flee their homes in search of safety, freedom, and a better life. Unfortunately, when most of us (and the mainstream media) refer to refugees we use dehumanizing language, reducing these people to numbers and statistics. Rather than seeing them for the individuals that they are, we instead refer to them in bulk, describing them in terms of quantity and the amount of resources it will require from us to “accommodate” them. In hopes of reminding us that these refugees, like us, are real people ... more »

Campaign Finance Fraud In Santa Barbara's Congressional Election Likely To Result In Mulitple Prison Terms

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 44 minutes ago
*Same as the last generation conservatives-- steeped in ugly corruption* A few weeks ago I blogged about how I was in the middle of investigating a shady campaign finance situation up in Santa Barbara on behalf of an entitled young right-wing up-and-comer, Justin Fareed. Basically what I had discovered was that Fareed is funding his congressional campaign from just a few wealthy families with very special interests involving the healthcare industry. The investigation is still on-going but, basically, Fareed has taken in over $180,000 from eight families representing four healthcare ... more »

Amber Alert: Mandela Effect, 911, Timelines shifting, CERN and WTF is going on!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 hour ago
Yesterday, Saturday June 4th 2016, Lisa and I had an unscheduled recorded discussion to lay out a whole lotta crazy information that we had been wading through for the past 36 hours. A couple of days ago, a friend sent us some information that she had come across in early 2013 that opened a line of questioning down a rabbit hole that we hadn't looked at before. The basic premise: that on dec 21 2012 "they" inserted the 9/11 false flag "terrorist attacks" BACK into our timeline, thus changing our timeline into a highly violent negative war filled timeline. This was done through CE... more »

Here We Go Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*WNU editor:* This book is going to be released at the end of this month. Are we going to learn anything new .... I doubt it. But the Millennials who were too young to know anything during the 1990s are now going to learn for the first time all that there is to know about the Clintons when they were the White House. My prediction .... this will have an impact. Many among my generation (I am in my fifties) viewed their behaviour in the 1990s with a ho-him altitude (its all about sex .... so what). But for Millennials .... their view is radically different, and that type of behaviour... more »

Growing Concerns Within The Democrat Party That Violence At Trump Rallies Will Only Boost His Support

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Victor Cristobal of San Jose, centre, chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) *Washington Post:* *Democrats fear that violent anti-Trump protesters are only helping him* Democrats and Hispanic activists said Friday that they are increasingly alarmed by a spate of violence at Donald Trump rallies instigated by anti-Trump protesters, fearing that the incidents — widely viewed on television and social media — will only help the GOP candidate and undermine their attempts to defeat... more »

A Look At How The U.S. Military Trains To Seize Any Target In Just 18 Hours Anywhere In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Business Insider*: *How the US military trains to take any airbase, anywhere in the world, in just 18 hours* What happens when all hell breaks loose and the US military needs to act within hours? Enter the 5,000 specialists of Global Response Force, from the Army's 82nd Airborne Brigade, Joint Special Operations Command, and the US Air Force, capable of deploying to any location on earth within 18 hours. "We need to have demonstrated legitimacy in this capability. It's our muscle. It's us flexing our muscle. Nobody wants to get in the ring with the undefeated heavyweight champi... more »

11 U.S. Troops Infected With Zika Virus This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Military discloses at least 11 troops infected with Zika virus this year* At least 11 U.S. troops have been infected with the Zika virus since January, nearly all of whom traveled to countries where the mosquito-born illness is prevalent, a Pentagon health report published Friday disclosed. In addition, four dependents of servicemembers — which can include spouses and children — and two military retirees contracted the illness, according to the report. It underscored the risks to military personnel of child-bearing age exposed to the virus during deployments. A fetu... more »

The Bob Carter Memorial Fund

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
*E-mail received from Case Smit* The Bob Carter Memorial Fund One of the world’s most well-known campaigners against senseless climate alarmism and corruption, Professor Bob Carter, passed away on 19 January 2016. I’m sure most of the recipients of this email would have seen Bob Carter present one of his lectures either in the flesh or on video and been enormously impressed by his honesty and dedication. For me personally, he was always prepared to go out of his way to help. Among his other involvements, Bob was a founding member and a director of the Australian Environment Foundatio... more »

The GOP Has A Major #TrumpToddlerTantrum On It's Hands... For The Next 5 Months-- How The Media Should Cope With Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Jack Shafer is *Politico*'s resident Ramones fanatic and senior media writer. After reading his post yesterday, Donald Trump Is a 2-Year-Old. It’s Time for the Press to Treat Him Like One, I e-mailed him a message: "I'm sure Johnny would have been a major Trump fan." Not Joey, though. Shafer wrote about Trump's Wednesday tantrum-- he rarely misses a day-- when he struck out at reporters for nudgering him about how he tried scamming "the vets" and about his escalating Trump University shit-show. He called it a "towering meltdown." Shafer seemed almost surprised at Trump's infantil... more »

James Robison: My Amazing Encounter With Muhammad Ali

James Robison at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Muhammad Ali, or Cassius Clay at the time, strikes a familiar pose as he shouts "I am the greatest," as he leaves the ring, arms raised, following his defeat of former heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Fla., February 25, 1964. (AP Photo)] When Muhammad Ali died Friday at the age of 74, I thought back to the day when I was privileged and very surprised to meet with him privately not long before his retirement from the ring. I was in Southern... more »

Missing Woman Shouting “A Croc’s Got Me” Is Found Eaten By Crocodile

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
New-Zealand born Cindy Waldron went missing after she was taken by a crocodile while swimming in North Queensland on Sunday night. The 46-year-old was with a childhood friend when she was dragged away by a crocodile while yelling: “A croc’s got me, a croc’s got me.” Her remains were later found inside a 14ft crocodile. Just hours before her disappearance she posted a final Facebook message saying: “I’m on the beach, it’s a lovely place, I’m having a ball.” Daily Mail reports: The missing crocodile attack victim’s father, Pat Waldron, described his daughter as an impulsive person who... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 hours ago
*Plan to rate teachers based on test scores is under fire in Massachusetts* A centerpiece of Massachusetts’ effort to evaluate the performance of educators is facing mounting opposition from the state’s teacher unions as well as a growing number of school committees and superintendents. At issue is the state’s edict to measure — based largely on test scores — how much students have learned in a given year. The opposition is flaring as districts have fallen behind a state deadline to create a “student impact rating,” which would assign a numeric value to test score growth by classr... more »

Putin Prepares To Obliterate ISIS Once And For All

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Putin has announced ambitious plans to completely obliterate ISIS once and for all, following a successful mission in surrounding their headquarters in Syria this week. Russian troops alongside Syrian forces stormed into a key province surrounding Raqqa on Friday, and are now ready finish the terrorist regime once and for all. Russian bombers smashed key ISIS positions in Raqqa as Assad’s forces closed in on the ground, defeating ISIS’ attempts to hold them back in a bloody firefight. Express.co.uk reports: According to the Al-Masdar News agency Syrian forces claimed a major victory... more »

French Citizen Caught With 100 Kilos Of Bombs Destined For Euro 2016

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A 25-year-old French citizen has been caught attempting to smuggle over 100 kilo’s of bombs and weapons to the Euro 2016 championships. State border security guards detained the man at the Ukrainian-Police border this week, and found him to be carrying 100 kg of explosives, fuses, three grenade launchers and several Kalashnikov assault rifles. The RIA Novosti news agency confirmed the man had been detained, saying “I can say that yes, it happened, but all within the competence of the security Service of Ukraine”. The Euro 2016 games are set to take place across various French citie...more »

Anonymous Declare War On Mainstream News

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Anonymous have declared an all-out war against the mainstream corporate media, saying that as of June 1st they will issue a series of coordinated attacks against them. The aim of #OpSilence is to give all the major news networks that routinely mislead and censor information from the public, a taste of their own medicine. Anonymous have vowed to censor these very same networks who they say have helped conceal the crimes of Israel and demonised the Palestinian people. Activistpost.com reports: The operation is off to a quick start, Ghost Squad has successfully” carried out DDoS attack...more »

Putin Accuses Obama Of ‘Fake War’ Against ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
President Putin has issued a scathing attack on President Obama, accusing the U.S. leader of deliberately leading a ‘fake war’ against ISIS. Russian commanders have confirmed that the U.S. is deliberately “fighting to lose” against ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front in Syria, whilst secretly propping them up in order to weaken and oust President Assad. Putin has warned that Russia are prepared to send special forces troops to the Levant War Zone as a result of the ‘fight to lose’ strategy employed by America. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: This report notes that Russian commanders in their s... more »

White House Ask Russia Not To Destroy CIA-run al-Qaeda

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The White House have formally asked Russia to leave al-Qaeda alone, fearing that Russian military forces could destroy the CIA-run terrorist organisation with their military might. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that Washington pleaded with him in a private meeting to leave Al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Syria alone, citing fears that Russia “might accidentally hit civilians”. ABC News reports: Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has long insisted that the moderate, U.S.-backed opposition groups should leave the areas occupied by Nusra. He said in televised remarks that Russi... more »

Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Germany Not To Recognise Armenian Genocide

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Turkish President Erdogan has issued an angry warning to Germany, saying that if they dare to recognise the Armenian genocide, Turkey will cut off diplomatic ties with the country. Following the Berlin vote to officially recognise the mass-killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces in the First World War as an “act of genocide,” Erdogan hit back by delivering a furious televised speech in Turkey. Alaraby.co.uk reports: Turkey would never accept the charge that Ottoman troops were guilty of “genocide”, he said. He hit a raw nerve by highlighting Germany’s own genocide of 6 million Jews ... more »

Assad’s Army To Confront ISIS With Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Assad’s military forces have entered the province of Raqqa in order to confront ISIS for the first time since 2014. Syrian regime forces alongside Russian forces have entered Raqqa with the aim of eliminating ISIS’ Syrian headquarters and regaining control of the area. Speisa.com reports: On Saturday, Bashar al-Assad’s army entered into the province of Raqqa for the first time since IS conquered large areas of northern Syria in 2014, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) today. – The regime’s troops, backed by Russian airstrikes and Russian-trained militia, entere... more »

Men in Black falling out of fashion

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
there are so people you dont know unless you put on the tinfoil they are the men in black and who they work for is still a mystery while their public faces are well spread like the Bushes on a hedge fund the real masters are invisible How long through war and pillage disruption buying at the sounds of howitzers and selling when the doves cry have they whipsawed the human world into their own design Reality has its own expressions number one seems to be global warming number two seems to be 9 billion humans and 2 billion jobs something will break it will be worse than an earthquake\ b... more »

Things keep going until they stop

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
The 2016 Summer Games in Brazil will be a big speedometer letting us know how close the 6th Civilisation is to zero. Jah Man only Jesus can save it. Cable car to sugar loaf mt I was in Rio during the time of the civil war in Lebanon, at that time the US State department concluded Lebanon was a safer place for Americans than Brazil. As I Canadian I felt very safe there, but all joking aside it was a very dangerous place for civilians even then. Things have gotten much worse. Latin America is our dystopian future. Maybe speaking latin was too much. Maybe some hope, cause I had a ex... more »

Your Medicine is in Your Pantry by Karta Purkh Khalsa

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 6 hours ago
Your Medicine is in Your Pantry by Karta Purkh Khalsa Green Med Info. 27 May 2016 *Food has been the medicine of humanity since the dawn of time. Many herbs that we associate only with seasoning our food are, in fact, potent herbal medicines.* The distinction between herbal food and *herbal medicine* is actually quite subjective. There is a wide area of overlap with the two categories. If you think of all the plants we consume, for whatever purpose, as being on a spectrum, from food on one end, to medicine on the other, you will see what I mean. On the food end would be pla... more »

No Radiation Exposure "Dose," Translates Conveniently into "No Radiation Effects"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
The Mainichi is reporting that the Japanese government censored a report investigating Chernobyl’s health effects that was launched in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, in November of 2012. The report was funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the investigative committee was chaired by Nagasaki University professor emeritus Shigenobu Nagataki, who formerly served as chairman of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation. According to the article, the committee focused on two reports "Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl accident: Sa... more »

Kim Jong-un Launches North Korean Version of Facebook

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Kim Jong-un has launched the North Korean version of Facebook, creating a clone of the social media platform for citizens to freely use. An anonymous engineer created the platform as a means of giving people in North Korea the ability to keep in touch with friends and family in a country where many websites, including Facebook, are censored. Anonhq.com reports: Based on media reports we gathered, this new social media launched in North Korea looks exactly like Facebook. It has been named the Best Korea’s Social Network. The homepage has a thin blue banner at the top with a search f... more »

This Is Troubling: Canadian Government Is Going To Extend Fraud "Hate Crime" Legislation To Protect Canada's Sexually Deviant Members!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
I have stated my position in regards to this "transgender" issue already in so many of my weekend rants... I look at these "transgenders" as disgusting human beings and that they should not have any rights equal to anyone else.... To me, this rise in "transgenderism" is nothing more than another sad chapter in the criminal Jewish want to have us all enslaved by destroying the very social fabric that binds most of us together, which is our own families and our family values! I care not what those who suddenly think that I am in anyway suddenly "disgusting" and "hateful" with this s... more »

Swiss Voters Mull Mandatory ‘Basic Income’ Government Paycheck

JAMEY KEATEN at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file pictire a huge poster reading “What would you do if your income were taken care of?” is pictured on the Plaine de Plainpalais square in Geneva, Switzerland. The poster hints at a national referendum on June 5, were Swiss voters will have to decide on the introduction of an unconditional basic income for all.] GENEVA (AP) -- Would you accept about $2,500 from your government every month, no questions asked? Swiss voters get a choice Sunday in a referendum that, while not specifying a figure, asks if they want “unconditional basic income.” Exper... more »

Police Have Started Issuing a New Award to Officers

Amber Randall at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making It Harder for Police to Take Innocent Americans’ Property] Police departments throughout the U.S are awarding officers for "de-escalating" altercations with suspects, according to reports from the Associated Press. Approximately 40 Philadelphia officers got "medal of tactical de-escalation" awards since December for avoiding excessive force. The Los Angeles Police Department started recognizing officers...more »

In defence of the politician

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
They are like the priests of lies that glue civilizations we need these lying motherfuckers to keep us from going full gorilla

Former Polish Presidents Lead Thousands in Opposition March

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ten of thousands people march throughout the city's main street to protest the policies of the right-wing Law and Justice government, on the 27th anniversary of the partly free elections that led to overthrowing communism, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, June 4, 2016.] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland’s two former presidents led tens of thousands of marchers Saturday in Warsaw to protest the right-wing government’s policies and mark 27 years since the ouster of communism in Poland. The march was yet another in... more »

"Russian-Americans Warn Nuclear War Will Leave Millions of Americans Dead. Which Candidate Most Likely to De-escalate?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Russian-Americans Warn Nuclear War Will Leave Millions of Americans Dead. * *Which Candidate Most Likely to De-escalate?"* by Robert Barsocchini "A group of Russian-American political analysts have issued a detailed warning to US citizens. They note that allowing the regime in Washington to attack or provoke Russia might leave the US in ruins and tens or hundreds of millions of Americans dead. This could happen after a US attack on Russia, a provocation interpreted as an attack, or even simply a mistake, as has nearly happened numerous times in the past. The analysts understand ...more »

"And Here Is The Point..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"And here is the point, about myself and my co-thinkers. Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, open-mindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake." - Christopher Hitchens

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Attorney General Lynch, about those indictments...

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, May 28 to June 4, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, May 21 to June 4 2016"* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) June 4, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. There is no way to recover from these kinds of exposures. There is no medicine and there is no cure. Millions now possess a shortened life span due to their radiation exposures. Are you next or already Zapped? Let’s get right to it. *All Radiation Counts repo... more »

“Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies At Age 74”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies At Age 74”* by RT "Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74 following a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. The former heavyweight champion was hospitalized for respiratory issues on Thursday, but family members close to the sports star told AP on Friday that his condition was more serious than previously thought. Ali is survived by his wife Lonnie Williams and nine children, two sons, and seven daughters, from three of his four marriages. The three-time world champion won his first heavyweight title in 1964 at the age of 2... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
2002, “An Ocean Apart” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfPONyDT_WQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“NGC 4631 is a big beautiful spiral galaxy. Seen edge-on, it lies only 25 million light-years away in the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. The galaxy's slightly distorted wedge shape suggests to some a cosmic herring and to others its popular moniker, The Whale Galaxy. Either way, it is similar in size to our own Milky Way. *Click image for larger size.* In this sharp color image, the galaxy's yellowish core, dark dust clouds, bright blue star clusters, and red star forming regions are easy to spot. A companion galaxy, the small elliptical NGC 4627 is just above th... more »

Chet Raymo, “Charybdis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Charybdis”* by Chet Raymo "To my mind, there is no more spiritually fulfilling experience than lying on one's back under a crystal clear late-summer sky unpolluted by artificial light and seeing the Milky Way arching across the dome of night from Sagittarius in the south to Cassiopeia in the north. Those of you who live in the southern hemisphere will have a different perspective, including a loftier view of the brilliant luminosity near the galactic center in Sagittarius, but you know what I mean. One has a sense of falling into infinity, of becoming a born-again child of cosmic ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Hyrum, Utah, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know"* by Marc "A silhouette of a human being stands before you. Perhaps an old friend. Perhaps a neighbor. Perhaps a perfect stranger, like me. Here are 11 things we all need you to keep in mind… * 1.* *You never really know how much the people around you are hurting.* You could be standing next to someone who is completely broken inside and you wouldn’t even know it. So never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. And remember that there are two ways to spread light in this world: You can either be a flame of hope, or a mirror tha... more »

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* "Getting There"* "You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want to be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder under a burning glass, A luminous point of change. The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon, Holding it firm till the arrival of stars In time with your heartbeats. Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression On the self you were, By having come all this way through all this welter Unde... more »

"Always Been Sane..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity. Indigenous humans have always been sane because they have always been mystic. They permit the twilight." - G. K. Chesterton

"Fully Committed to Now: Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Fully Committed to Now:Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Often we want to be shown the big picture but it is not always in our best interest as we can easily become overwhelmed. Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives are going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming months or years. We may want to know if the relationship we’re in now will go the distance or if our goals will be realized. Perhaps we feel like we need help making a decision and we want to know which choice... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Politics: “Zombie Time at Campaign Hillary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Zombie Time at Campaign Hillary”* by Camille Paglia “It’s zombie time at campaign Hillary. Behold the dead men walking! It was with strangely slow, narcotized numbness that the candidate and her phalanx of minions and mouthpieces responded to last week’s punishing report by the State Department’s Inspector General about her email security lapses. Do they truly believe, in the rosy alternate universe of Hillaryland, that they can lie their way out of this? Of course, they’re relying as usual on the increasingly restive mainstream media to do their dirty work for them. If it were a... more »

“The Welfare State is Doomed”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Welfare State is Doomed”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – “No whining and kvetching about the Deep State today. Instead, we sit at its feet, admire the cut of its jaw, and sing its praises. We are grateful to it… and not just as a source of amusement. In short, we delight in its incompetence. *Preposterous Initiative: *What brings this to mind is a small item in the news, which, like a pool ball careening across a felted table, knocked two or three others in their pockets before coming to rest. We had to go pluck each one out of its hole and examine it. And what a marvelous fraud ... more »

“College Then and Now: Letter to a Bright Young Woman”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“College Then and Now: Letter to a Bright Young Woman”* by Fred Reed "Dear ___, You asked how college was when I was a kid, in the late Epicene, and what I thought of schools today. Herewith an answer which I will probably post on my website as I think the matter important: Much has changed. Long ago, before 1965 say, college was understood to be for the intelligent and academically prepared among the young, who would one day both provide leadership for the country and set the tone of society. Perhaps ten percent, but no more than twenty percent, of high-school graduates were tho... more »

Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Terry L http://portlandtribune.com/sl/307848-185832-portland-school-board-bans-climate-change-denying-materials From the Portland Tribune: In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools. “It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt […]

SAA and Loyalists Race NATO backed Kurds to take Tabqa dam

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* Link* *Syrian regime fighters have advanced into the Islamic State group-held Raqqa province after a series of victories against the jihadi force.* *Troops and militias loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad have won a rare victory for regime forces against IS, after suffering setbacks in Homs province in recent weeks.* *Russian air raids - which appear to be in coordination with the US - pounded IS positions allowing regime fighters to advance.* * "Regime troops backed by Russian air strikes and Russian-trained militia entered Raqqa province on Saturday morning,"* the Syrian... more »

Republican Politicians Find Themselves Hopelessly In Trump's Toxic Embrace

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Claiming Trump is the lesser of two evils-- as many, if not, most of his Republican congressional supporters now do-- won't save the GOP from Trumpism. When asked if Trump would make a good president, top Oklahoma establishment Republican, Tom Cole, couldn't say he would. "He's a work in progress... To me this is a question of alternatives. I'm comfortable that he will be a better president than Hillary Clinton." Paul Ryan, Trump's latest reluctant endorser-- one who wants everyone to know he is holding his nose when doing so-- "did not," points out the Associated Press, "express ... more »

Copyright slavery

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
fractal patentWe abolished human slavery at least in law and children extosentaloly should be in school so lets free all the intellect cause its a bullshit concept in so many ways there is really nothing new under the sun and no one discovered anything that was already there no matter how many lawyers they pile up at lassize fair

Who can stop the tides?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Who can wail succsssfly against gravity who can bring us all up like Eversert without high altitude death? Who can stick a finger in every pie and still cook finger licking good? Who can see the dark heart of darkness and amputate leaving nothing but the light? Who can free humans from their animal nature for once and for all without taking away any chance of procreation? Who can stare at the sun all day long without going blind acid or no? Is it to late for one person to save humankind we need a collective a communism of hope to save the human planet from rebirth

6th ave heartbreak

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
I got my world strapped accross my back whats drawing you in is drawing me out When Jacob Dylan cant break the wall well Superman

Muhammad Ali Was The Greatest

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday. He was the prettiest black man and the most wonderful boxer America had ever seen. Boxing being a brutal ugly sport was transformed into artistic performance whenever he entered the ring. He dominated the ring and only lost out to himself. Like many boxers Muhammad Ali did not retire from the sport he loved till his brain gave up on too many concussions. Ali was brutalized by the establishment for being a rebel. He was penalized financially for being Muhammad Ali. The greatest American who ever lived, Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016. Scuntho... more »

Poor Planning And War Led To Huge Increase In Govt Jobs & Pensions In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
A chart provided by Moody’s Investors Service shows a huge growth in public outlaws for civil workers and pensions from 2014 to 2015. In 2014 salaries and pensions for government workers made up 46% of state spending according to the International Monetary Fund. By 2015 that percentage had increased to 60%. Part of that was due to the war as Baghdad took on paying the Hashd al-Shaabi forces to fight the Islamic State. It was also due to poor planning as the parliament and ruling parties have consistently talked about increasing the number of civil employees to fight unemployment an... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Please do not doubt my powers

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
When the Enterprise orbited any planet they automatically knew everything I am the same way if I look at google maps at a country I understand it completely I could fix it for sure but I still must obey the prime directive rules suck

The rich man have their TV in the bedrooms of the poor

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Not my words Canadian words so true And now the teli is breaking down I no longer watch the news cause its worse than eating processed food as a means of self elimination For me the final straw was the New York Times promoting the Gulf war clown show and so it goes and so it goes but the people expect more and we have leaned like the cockroach university people that we are is that just because your on TV it does not make you a reality star we know the news is bullshit all the economic facts are cooked for great headlines but the lives we live are more an more on tenuous hooks The City... more »

Paris Floods

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The slowly sinking ‘Le Zouave’ statue, often used as a marker for the level of the Seine. https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/photos-paris-drowning-epic-floods-194025062.html Fortunately, river levels on the Seine now appear to be receding. The Telegraph report that they peaked at 6.10 meters early this morning, the highest for three decades. The “Le Zouave” statue next […]

This Is What Tap Water Looks Like In Caracus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Yellow water coming out of the taps in Caracas this morning pic.twitter.com/TDar2MheHJ — Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) June 3, 2016 *WNU Editor*: I am posting this because from my own personal experience .... when I was in countries that had this type of water from the tap .... the Soviet Union before the collapse, China before the Tienanmen protests and massacre, Kiev two years before the Maiden revolution .... this is exactly what my tap water looked like. Is/was there a link to the quality of the water and political/social unrest .... maybe not directly, but indirectly .... yo... more »

Hold the Applause

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*This photo of Trump with his 15-year old daughter was taken while sitting on a statue of two copulating parrots at Trump's Mar Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Trump's hand appears to be starting a journey that some waiters witnessed it complete during numerous table interludes at the Trump Grill in New York. [photo and caption from the Madsen article]* Wayne Madsen posted a very disturbing post about Donald Trump a day or so ago. Because his website is subscribers only...I won't cut and paste the relevant information. Just as well, because it's fairly disgusting and has to... more »

UK To Send More Troops To Afghanistan To Bolster Crumbling Regime

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
It was less than three ago that Prime Minister David Cameron announced ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan, yet up to 100 more British soldiers are likely to be sent back to protect Kabul from a resurgent Taliban. Defense sources said the US had called on its allies to contribute more troops and that the UK was in discussions with NATO to settle on numbers, according to a report in the Telegraph RT reports: The news follows a flying visit to Kabul by UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Thursday. He reportedly met with Afghan leaders to discuss the resurgent Taliban’s growing te... more »

A Wise Sage Reveals the Practical Truth About Your Third Eye

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The third eye is not entirely a physical thing.

Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
Every photographer's and reporter's dream, every opposing boxer's nightmare, Muhammad Ali succumbed last night in Arizona to a pulmonary ailment at age 74. Inexplicably, we're shocked when celebrities die as if they're privileged with an immortality denied the rest of us. But, despite Ali's age and the health ailments that had steadily begun to accumulate over the last third of a century, the shock at his passing is somewhat understandable. How could such a lively, vibrant man abruptly disappear, forever denying the planet earth of one of its most famous ambassadors? ... more »

Things keep going until they stop

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
The 2016 Summer Games in Brazil will be a big speedometer letting us know how close the 6th Civilisation is to zero. Jah Man only Jesus can save it. Cable car to surgar loaf mt I was in Rio during the time of the civil war in Lebanon, at that time the US State department concluded Lebanon was a safer place for Americans than Brazil. As I Canadian I felt very safe there, but all joking aside it was a very dangerous place for civilians even then. Things have gotten much worse. Latin America is our dystopian future. Maybe speaking latin was too much. Maybe some hope, cause I had a e... more »

Folk Dancing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
pudy men with swords Ancient rituals preserved for reasons not understood it will not be a crime when they dissappear like the Ballet Opera and Zoos we got it all on video anyway

Mark Naison's Comments on "Work Hard, Be Hard. . ."

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Posted at *With a Brooklyn Accent*: Jim Horn's new book, "Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through 'No Excuses' Teaching," should be required reading in every school district in the nation. Horn provides a devastating portrait of how what is essentially a Sweatshop model of schooling for children of color attracted huge support from philanthropists-many of whose own companies profited from Sweatshop labor--along with elected officials in both parties. That a model that depends so heavily on intimidation and behavior modification, for teachers as well as students, has become a model, no...more »

Israeli Rabbi Bans Girls Over 5 Years Old From Riding Bikes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A new decree has been introduced in one of Jerusalem’s neighborhoods which forbids all girls over the age of five from riding bicycles. An Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi claims the activity is “provocative” and could “cause serious damage to their modesty.” RT reports: The rabbi is from Jerusalem’s Nahloat district and part of the ultra-Orthodox Haredi branch of Judaism that rejects modern secular culture. His ruling was distributed to a number of synagogues. “We inform parents that they are obligated to forbid their daughters from age five and up from acting in this illegitimate way,... more »

The Push To Keep U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson walks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Rahmat Gul/Pool *Reuters: **Retired generals, diplomats urge Obama to keep Afghanistan troop level* Thirteen retired U.S. generals and senior diplomats urged President Barack Obama on Friday to maintain the current U.S. troop level in Afghanistan, saying a reduction would undercut the morale of Afghan government forces and bolster the Taliban. ... more »

What Does California Have In Store For Hillary On Tuesday-- And For The GOP In November?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
The California Republican Party does not allow the millions of Decline To State voters (independents) to vote in their primaries. The Democratic Party does. A new poll from the *L.A. Times* released yesterday-- by a pro-Hillary polling firm--indicates that these voters overwhelmingly favor Bernie Sanders and that if they turn out in large numbers on Tuesday, Bernie will win the crucial California primary. The poll found that among likely Democratic Party primary voters on Tuesday, 44% are ready to vote for Bernie and 43% are ready to settle for Hillary. Among regular Democratic vo... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Elements of timelines release from prior pathways

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*Elements of timelines release from prior pathways* by ÉirePort Elements of timelines release from prior pathways. Timeline combinings are no more. "*True essence*" is observed and experienced by the hu-being. The trudging paradigm is relinquished. ÉirePort | June 4, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-yL

Scottish Parliament Votes In Favour Of Outright Fracking Ban

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Scottish Parliament voted to support an outright ban on fracking on Wednesday Scottish National party MSPs abstained following a debate that gave a strong indication of the changed nature of the new Holyrood chamber. While the vote is not a binding policy it represents a defeat for the SNP which supports a moratorium on fracking but has stopped short of backing a full ban. OilPrice.com reports: Legislators affiliated with the Scottish National Party chose to abstain from the vote, which prompted its fellow liberal parties to call on the group’s leaders to clarify its position on ... more »

Ethanol makes the EU leader very happy

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
*The EU is as capable of hiding basic facts as the USSR* One year ago, on May 21st and 22nd, 2015, some politicians gathered at the "EU-Eastern" summit in Riga, Latvia. I don't think that anything useful came out of the meeting – except for the weird story that the EU Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker said hey, the dictator is coming while greeting Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán. A video was offered at that time. Juncker and Orbán had some quality time and they behaved in an exceedingly friendly way. For a year, we were encouraged to think that it was Viktor Orbán's image...more »

RIP Muhammad Ali

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
One of the great men of our times.....

Brainwash watch: Rachel Maddow gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016By comparison, Chris Hayes doesn't:* We're always pleased to note the occasions when Rachel Maddow gets something right. Last night was one of those occasions. Maddow, a punishment lover, is sometimes unfairly mocked as "The Nun." Last night, her instinct for punishment actually served her well. After some earlier silly piddle, Maddow denounced the violence in San Jose without recourse to tribal excuses. To her credit, this is the way the corporate star started her second segment: MADDOW (6/3/16): There was a time this year when protests at Donald Trump for... more »

New Militant Group Launches Attacks Oil Facilities In Nigeria's Oil Rich Delta Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Militants launch attacks in Niger Delta as Buhari cancels visit* Militants launched new attacks in the Niger Delta on Thursday, vowing to bring Nigeria's struggling oil industry to a halt, and the president canceled a long-awaited visit to the region. The army said militants killed six people on Wednesday when they ambushed a boat belonging to state oil firm NNPC in the Warri area. Separately, the Niger Delta Avengers group said it had attacked two crude pipelines operated by Italy's ENI. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* The problems in the Nigeria's Delta region that i... more »

British Army Slammed For Training Turkish & Saudi Troops

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Politicians and human rights campaigners have slammed the British army for sending troops to train and mentor authoritarian regimes like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, saying the “deeply concerning” practice needs to be addressed. Criticism came after it was revealed that British troops are taking part in a combined exercise in Turkey with Saudi, Qatari and Turkish troops. Around 120 soldiers from the Royal Welsh infantry regiment are joining US and European forces taking part in Exercise Efes 2016 in western Turkey RT reports: Turkey, a NATO ally, has long been accused of human rights ab...more »

What do Prince, Harambe, and Mohammad Ali have in common?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*it's not what you're thinking. * It's that they've all gotten way more attention than they have earned or deserve. We have an unhealthy obsession with celebrities of all stripes - be it sport stars, musicians, or a gorilla in a zoo. As always, pray for the souls of the departed no matter who they are. That is all.

Taiwan protests extralegal deportations from Kenya

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
*These striking birds, juvenile Malaysian Night Herons, I think, tolerate humans getting quite close to them.* More accused Taiwanese scammers are facing deportation. AllAfrica.com has the latest on Taiwan's protests of Kenya's deportations of Taiwanese scammers to China... 'We recall that in April, despite a Kenyan court order requesting the police to return the Taiwanese nationals back, and regardless of numerous attempts and pleas to stop the illegal deportation, two groups of Taiwanese were forcibly deported from Kenya to China on April 8," the ambassador said at a press brief... more »

Despite Millions in Taxpayer and Foreign Dollars, McAuliffe Green Car Company Hasn’t Sold a Car

Andrew Follett & Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe] Gov. Terry McAuliffe's GreenTech Automotive company launched four years before he was elected Virginia's chief executive in 2013, but the firm still hasn't sold a single car despite backing by the U.S. government and millions of dollars invested by the... more »

US Asks Russia Not To Target Al-Qaeda In Syrian Airstrikes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Washington has asked Moscow not to conduct airstrikes against Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, otherwise known as al-Nusra Front Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported that the US are worried that members of the “moderate opposition” could also be hit. In an interview with local Russian media that was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, Lavrov said: “They [the US] are telling us not to hit it [al-Nusra Front], because there are also ‘normal’ opposition groups [on those territories],” RT reports: The minister also stressed that “such opposition groups should leav... more »

Boko Haram Attacks Kill 32 Soldiers In Niger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'* Attack kills 30 soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria on countries' border near city of Bossa, Niger officials say. Thirty soldiers from Niger and two Nigerian troops were killed in a Boko Haram attack on Niger's border with Nigeria, Niger's defence ministry said. "On Friday, hundreds of assailants of Boko Haram attacked" the position of the army of Bosso, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "The counter-offensive conducted early this morning helped to retake control of all the positions in the city of Boss... more »

Syrian Forces Advancing Towards Islamic State Held Raqqah Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC: **Syria conflict: Troops 'cross into IS-held Raqqa province'* Syrian troops have crossed into Raqqa province, nearing the capital of so-called Islamic State, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said heavy Russian air strikes had helped the offensive. There is no Syrian or Russian confirmation. A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters started a campaign in May to expel IS militants from land north of Raqqa. IS seized the city in 2013 from rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* The ground situat... more »

Did Hillary Clinton Post And Shared The Names Of Concealed U.S. Intelligence Officials On Her Email Server?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to her introduction at a campaign event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young *Breitbart:* *EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Posted Names of Hidden Intelligence Officials On Her Email* *Hillary Clinton posted and shared the names of concealed U.S. intelligence officials on her unprotected email system.* Federal records reveal that Clinton swapped these highly classified names on an email account that was vulnerable to attack and was breached repeatedly by Russia-linked hacker attempts. The... more »

What Stopped The Mongol Hordes From Conquering Europe?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*New Scientist*: *Mongol hordes gave up on conquering Europe due to wet weather* It has mystified historians ever since. After a string of major victories, the Mongol army suddenly retreated from central Europe in 1242. Some scholars claim Mongolian politics forced the withdrawal, while others credit the strength of fortified towns in present-day Hungary and Croatia. But Europe could have been rescued by its own bad weather, an analysis of tree rings and historical documents concludes. The Mongol cavalry fed its horses on the grass of the Eurasian steppe, says Nicola Di Cosmo of ... more »

A Look At South Korea’s Covert War Against North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Adam Rawnsley, War Is Boring*: *South Korea’s Covert Operations in North Korea* After Pyongyang attacked Seoul in the late 1960s, the South counterattacked This is the fourth story in a series. Read *parts one*,* two* and *three.* In the late 1960s, North Korea unleashed a guerrilla war on South Korea, sending spies and special operations troops across the Military Demarcation Line that separates the two countries in an attempt to cause havoc in the backyard of its rival. The highlights of Pyongyang’s campaign have since become well known — the attempted assassination of Pres. P... more »

Islamic State Calls Ramadan ‘Month Of Conquest And Jihad’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Channel 4 News *Washington Free Beacon:* *Islamic State Threatens Terror Attacks in U.S., Europe* *ISIS calls Ramadan ‘month of conquest and jihad’.* The Islamic State is urging jihadists in the United States and Europe to carry out terror attacks during what a group spokesman promised would be “the month of conquest and jihad.” A U.S. government advisory warned that ISIS attacks, either directly sponsored or simply inspired by the group’s rhetoric, could be carried out during Islam’s month of Ramadan that begins June 5. The threatened attacks were announced in an ISIS video made... more »

Muhammad Ali vs Tyson Fury

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
Muhammad Ali vs Tyson Fury, not in the ring as at their respective peaks we know who would win that. But over racist language, Tyson Fury has been criticised heavily for some of his remarks about race, the BBC of course leading that furore. Today the BBC is in full mourning for the death of Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest boxer ever. His anti white remarks are well documented but ignored by the BBC's reports. From Wikipedia: 'In a press conference articulating his opposition to the Vietnam War, Ali stated, "my enemy is the white people, not the Vietcong".[19] In relation to... more »

US Death Rate Rises for First Time in 10 Years

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FDNY_Ambulance_Grand_Central - 900] Death rates in the U.S. have risen for the first time in 10 years, according to preliminary data from The Centers for Disease Control. The CDC research indicates that more people are dying from drug overdoses, suicide and Alzheimer’s disease, among... more »

The "Leave" show

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
I haven’t watched much TV lately, but something I *did *watch last night was the ‘Leave’ show, starring Michael Gove and Faisal Islam on Sky. Also present, Kay Burley and “the public”. Faisal Islam seems to have turned into Mehdi Hasan. That irritating, non-stop hectoring style is just up Mehdi’s street. I’m really surprised that no-one has mentioned it. Ah! I’m wrong. Janet Daley has: In spite of – or maybe because of – being relentlessly barracked and harassed by Faisal Islam, Mr Gove won the room. He repeatedly got spontaneous applause from the audience. In fact, he seemed to... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( June 4 , 2016 ) Things To Watch & Consider Today ( 1. Markets / Market Moving News : Doug Noland's Credit Bubble Report Provides Comprehensive Overview For The Week That Was , Always With a Great Essay ; Stand Alone Items On Crude Oil , NYSE New Highs ; Finland Loses AAA Rating , As Per Moody's. 2.Brexit Items For Saturday - Cameron & Gove Faisal Islam Interviews & Audience Questions , Additional Brexit Items De Jour. 3. Venezuela Reaching Breaking Point. 4. Refugee Crisis Items For Saturday. 5. Greece Items For Saturday. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 3m 3 minutes ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Monkey with Money at Your Own ... http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/06/weekly *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 3h 3 hours ago US crude #oil exports hit a record high of 591,000 b/d in April on European and Caribbean demand #OOTT #shale #OPEC *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 19h 19 hours agoSchwechat, Österreich #BREAKING: Here it comes back? U.S. #oil rig count rises 9 to 325 as #Brent rises to $50 a barrel -- #shale #opec *Char... more »

Loud Bang Remains A Mystery For Town In New Zealand

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A “deep resounding bang” was heard on Thursday evening, near Kelvin Grove, a suburb of Palmerston North in New Zealand. Anyone else on @palmyland hear/feel that? — Rachel O’Connor (@rachoconnor) June 2, 2016 The loud echoing bang has left police and fire services baffled as they have been unable to locate its source Stuff.co.nz reports: Palmerston North Astronomical Society member Noel Munford said the noise could have been a sonic boom created from a fire ball. But he said if it was a fire ball, then there would have been reports of people seeing a “bright light”, burning space jun...more »

Weekend reads: How to prove (and find) false claims; confessions of a wasteful scientist

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
This week at Retraction Watch featured what may be a record for plagiarism, a paper retracted because the device researchers claimed to use hadn’t arrive in the institution yet, and a technical glitch, which meant you may have missed some of our posts. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Brilliant: “How to prove that your therapy […] The post Weekend reads: How to prove (and find) false claims; confessions of a wasteful scientist appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary: Hong Kong Students Quit Vigil, Call Democracy Goal Unrealistic

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A boy walks past the statue replica of the Goddess of Democracy at the June 4th Museum in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 4, 2016. Security was tightened around Tiananmen Square on the 27th anniversary Saturday of China's bloody military crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests, pointing to the enduring sensitivity over the events with the Chinese leadership. Memorials were planned in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory of Hong Kong and in self-governing Taiwan, where some former student leaders have found refuge. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)] HONG KONG (AP) -- The Latest on the ... more »

De-Personalized Learning Coming to Chicago

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
When state and city politicians generate austerity budgets that make it unlikely that schools can even open in the Fall, and when the Mayor and Police allow gun violence at a level that makes it unsafe for children to go to school anymore, here comes a solution that has been waiting for these problems for a long time: plugging the poorest schoolkids into computers for heavy doses of screen-assisted miseducation. CPS has an opening for someone to lead this bold effort. Someone nominated Bob George, and I can't think of anyone better qualified. Maybe after the big Washington march. ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar To Record 94.7 Million, Surge By 664,000 In One Month Trump Supporters "Terrorized" In Massive San Jose Street Brawl As Police "Lose Control" Guess those cops need bigger guns. Oh, and a broader surveillance mandate. The Disenfranching Of America - Ohio Moves To Block Voters Who Missed Previous Elections Thanks Obamacare: Texas Health Insurance Costs Will Soar By 60% Paul Ryan Finally Folds, Will Vote For Donald Trump McMansions Are Back And They're Bigger Than Ever Where they serve: Meanwhile In Southampton... $27,00... more »

Sharp Drop In RSS Satellite Temperatures In May

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://images.remss.com/msu/msu_time_series.html RSS have now published their May data, showing a big month on month fall of 0.23C, an even bigger drop than UAH. Temperatures are now back to below December levels. Comparison shows that temperatures for the last two months are well below the same period in 1998. Given […]

Boykin Bounced: Fort Riley Cancels Delta Force Hero’s Prayer Breakfast Speech

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (Ret.)] A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay. Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin's invitation had... more »

Did Hillary Force #DebtTrapDebbie And Patrick Murphy To Stop Backing The Koch Brothers Payday Lenders Bill?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
#DebtTrapDebbie Wasserman Schultz doesn't want to be called #DebtTrapDebbie any more. She may have realized it's been hurting her chances for winning reelection in her formerly impregnable South Florida redoubt. So in the last couple of days, she and the corrupt pipsqueak that started all this trouble-- Patrick Murphy, the Democratic lead sponsor of the pay day lenders bill-- withdrew their support for a bill they've both been trying to talk other Democrats into voting for. Keep in mind that so far this year, the pay day lenders have given $40,900 to Murphy's campaign-- the most ... more »

California Moves to Make Global Warming Skepticism Illegal

William M Briggs at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Global Warming Skeptics Illegal - 900] “All right, Briggsy. We know you’re in there! Throw out your notes on improved cloud parameterizations in general circulation models and come out with your hands up!” “You’ll never get me, copper! You want me? Come and get me!” “It’s... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 2nd June)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 15 hours ago
Student petition forces debate in Parliament over hike in loan paybacks  When higher fees and loans were introduced in 2012, ministers said the repayment point would rise in line with average earnings. But last year, the government decided to freeze it at £21,000, meaning students will start paying off their loans sooner than was originally planned. Campaigners say lower-paid graduates will

From the Tiger's Back To The Tiger's Belly

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Our last two prime ministers surfed to power on populist waves. But neither man was a populist. Susan Delacourt writes: With the arrival of Justin Trudeau and his new government this past year, Canadians seem to be caught in some ambivalence about populism. Trudeau may be popular, but he’s not populist. No Canadian would confuse him with Mr. Everyman, even if he held some ordinary jobs in his past: teacher, bouncer, snowboard instructor. He grew up at 24 Sussex Dr., rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Queen and Ronald Reagan, and since becoming prime minister, he’s been culti... more »

Pope OKs Procedures to Remove Bishops Who Botch Sex Abuse Cases

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on October 1st, 2014 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has established legal procedures to remove bishops who botch handling sex abuse cases, saying they can be kicked out of office if the Vatican finds they were negligent in doing their jobs. In a... more »

Half a Million Veterans Face Long Waits for Care. VA Secretary: Disneyland Also Has Long Lines

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken, Nov. 7, 2014, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks about his efforts to improve veterans services during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. McDonald told reporters on Monday, May 23, 2016, that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success because Disney doesn't either.] The number of veterans waiting more than a month for care just passed the 500,000 mark, according to new data on patient wait times released by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Patient data, current up through May 15, shows that the... more »

Lightning Strikes Rock am Ring Festival In Germany Injuring Over 70

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Lightning struck dozens of music fans at the world-famous Rock am Ring festival near Frankfurt, Germany on Friday. Local media reported that 71 people had been injured and the festival organisers said at least 42 fans were hospitalised on Friday evening. Police said that the lighting hit at around 8.30pm, injuring “many” people at the site. RT reports: The festival was interrupted for about half an hour on Friday, as rock and metal fans were told to seek shelter in their tents and steer clear of the stage. At least 15 people, however, have received serious injuries and had to be tak... more »

Deliberately misleading BBC headline

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
It's about a cockerel not a penis!

Fort Hood: Questions Raised After 9 Soldiers Die in Training Exercise

EMILY SCHMALL, JIM VERTUNO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Army helicopters hover above Lake Belton Friday, June 3, 2016, searching for four missing soldiers from U.S Army's Fort Hood that were swept away in a low water crossing during training when the Army vehicle they were in was swept away on Thursday. Five soldiers were killed, four are still missing and three were rescued on Thursday.] FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Nine Fort Hood soldiers who died when a rain-swollen creek swept their vehicle into rushing waters were in the right place for their intended training, according to the U.S. Army. Yet the tragedy is prompting multiple... more »

Five Countries Clinton’s Cozy With That ‘Treat Women Like Animals’

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 900] Hillary Clinton said in a recent key foreign policy speech that the U.S. stands up to countries that treat women like "animals,” yet she has met with leaders from those countries and taken their money. The Democratic presidential candidate's speech was hailed... more »

Ex-Texas Official: Trump U Probe Dropped Due to Politics, Leaving Bilked Students on Their Own

MICHAEL BIESECKER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Trump Green - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton moved Friday to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons. Paxton’s office issued a cease... more »

The Sex Wars and the Catholic Church, As Seen from Outer Space

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Curious Aliens - 900] If an alien race is monitoring us from space, learning about our institutions exclusively from the media, they must find this thing called the Catholic Church very puzzling indeed. A report on the subject filed by the Military Intelligence department...more »

Donald Trump, the GOP Id

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump with Time Magazine of self - 900] Even Donald Trump’s defenders on the right are hard-pressed to argue that he is conservative. He is, nonetheless, a kind of conservative dream candidate. Few politicians in memory have so powerfully tapped into and expressed the conservative id, which has... more »

Utah Defies EPA Climate Rule That Threatens Its Coal Industry. EPA Responds With New, Costly Coal Plant Reg

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is forcing two Utah coal plants to install costly emissions control equipment in order to comply with regulations aimed at improving people's views of national parks. Rocky Mountain Power, the company that owns the power... more »

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Dies At 74

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Muhammad Ali “the Greatest” has died at the age of 74. The three-time heavyweight champion who proclaimed himself “the Greatest” and who became one of the worlds best known and best loved sportsmen in history, died late on Friday at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. In a statement his family said that the funeral will take place in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Ali was also a social activist who made headlines outside of the ... more »

Overwatch - The Movie - Every Story Cinematic

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
Oh. My. God. this is visually sexier than anything Disney/Pixar have made in ages, the animation, the characters, the lighting and sfx... and it's just the cinematics for a video game called *OVERWATCH* by Blizzard.

Michael Gove says European rules left UK powerless to stop terror suspects per The Independent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
I try not to read The Independent, it's anti Israel bile being at such a level that it almost makes the BBC seem unbiased. However this article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-referendum-michael-gove-says-european-rules-left-uk-powerless-to-stop-terror-suspects-a7060821.html came to my attention. The start of the article is interesting in what Michael Gove says, how The Independent call it a claim (couldn't they verify the claim so as to report it as fact) and because I can't see the institutionally pro EU BBC News report of this powerful Brexit argument. 'The J... more »

Why Obama Suddenly Decided to Cozy up With Cuba—It Wasn't Warm and Fuzzy Feelings With Norn Chomsky

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
The American handling of Cuba was foolish from the beginning and essentially wrong headed. Yet it was sustained for one excuse after another. The sheer weight of time should have opened other avenues yet it did not. Here we discover that it actually got worse after the demise of the USSR. That was not obvious. Now we learn that this failed policy in combination with the clearly failed drug war has served to unite the entire hemisphere in opposition to the USA. I do think that the Drug War was the actual key while Cuba provided easy leverage for the opposition. Thus we have t... more »

Who and What are the Angels?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
[image: GUARDIAN ANGEL WITH PHOTO EDGE] This is an extensive discussion on the topic of angels. However before you dive in i want to share some conjectures. The spirit body is physically real and has the equivalent of machine intelligence at least. Better yet its information density is many orders of magnitude greater than that possible in our physical selves. All this allows a given spirit to power billions of living cells at the same time preferential to a chosen pattern. From this it becomes possible to understand: the Green Man, nature sylphs and multiple aspects operat... more »

Are Reptilians Among Us?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This report is well vouched for and can be taken seriously. What i find most useful is that one of them had a tale while the other did not. This could be a male female difference or perhaps personal choice to allow easier human interaction. That seems problematic however. What we do know is the the reptilians are Earth evolved to start with and can operate easily so long as they mask their appearance. However it also appears that they are becoming more involved with us and are using our infrastructure. This may be good news and it may mean disclosure is also close. It... more »

Major Eruption Imminent? Earthquake Swarms Reported At Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier And Mt. St. Helens

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
What all this is really telling us is that something is causing a crustal contraction that has triggered magma movement all along the ring of fire. Something somewhere has triggered all this. Yet is may be an orthogonal shift intersecting the ring itself that has altered the dynamics sufficiently to induce a moving disturbance throughout the whole ring. The succession of quakes also suggests as much. This may even happen every century or two in order to offset the build up from Atlantic seafloor spreading. It is then terribly low level but still causing activity. More dis... more »

Scientists are Uncovering a Terrible new Effect that Space Might have on our Bodies

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
What this means is that we need artificial gravity and effective shielding. We already knew this but this makes it very clear. At least we know that artificial gravity is possible, we are left with the problem of shielding and that may be doable using radiation pressure in the ultra violet. That would allow the crew to operate inside a bubble free of external particles at Earth gravity. Gravity control is not understood clearly yet but may also allow inertia control. That is certainly indicated by observations of UFOs. As posted before I am now certain the the USA secret spac... more »

Russia’s Indigo Child: A Reincarnated Soul from Mars with Fascinating Knowledge Baffles Scientists

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
By now we have long learned to take any such reports very seriously. This is the second report regarding a library under the Great Pyramid. Very Curious. Establishing the Lemurians at 70,000 years ago is contemporaneous with the human presence in South Africa and provides us a really good reason for the long wait for our release 45,000 years ago as per the legend of the Garden of Eden. That society would have been on the Continental shelf and human hunting bands would have operated world wide in the Continental Highlands from their creation around 200,000 years ago until 45,... more »

Legend of Old Stinker

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is a reminder that the giant sloth is not unique to the americas in the fossil record. Yorkshire obviously boasts a population of some sort. Better yet the observations though scant with no truly close encounters, provide excellent confirmation. We have the upright movement and the conversion to all fours associated with extreme leaping ability, all necessary for an arboreal creature. This has rarely been noted in full display. It is obviously not a wolf. wolves do not did up rotting corpses either in graveyards and never can they be called stinky. Yet this is exactly wh... more »

A New Form of Light

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 18 hours ago
This is really interesting. Considering that I am modeling all photons as bundles of two dimensional ribbons that can combine end to end or side edge to side edge and may even be in the form of loops as well in the free form. Such a construction allows a ray to be expanded easily into a tube. That the ribbons likely spiral around the axis is also a natural consequence. Again new work continues to fit nicely in to my body of conjectures in suggestive ways. This also explains how easy it is to use encoded photons to inscribe electrons and inscribed electrons to produce encode... more »

US job creation in May falls to lowest in five years per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Dreadful job figures out of the USA and the Obama worshipping BBC manage to report this http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36444516 without even mentioning the current US government. Somehow I doubt that the release of similar figures under a Republican president would not have included criticism of their policies. Of course in the UK similarly bad figures at this time would have been blamed on uncertainty over membership of the EU. It would be a mistake to confuse the BBC with an unbiased news reporting entity.

A Socialist Case for Remain

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Let's be clear. Voting remain is voting for the status quo. There is no welcoming political dawn around the corner, it is quite simply supporting what we have now with all its problems and possibilities. The judgement then is on the basis of whether the present is worth defending (or clinging on to in case of something worse), or if exiting is a better option in the long run. That's how the Remain and Leave camps have put it with greater or lesser degrees of hysteria. For socialists, however, this is not enough. There is a relation between political actions and political interests, ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 19 hours ago

National Guard In Venezuela Assault Scores Of Journalists Covering Food Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Bloomberg*:* Journalists Assaulted Covering Food Protests in Downtown Caracas* * Protests in Venezuela are increasing as shortages worsen * Electoral board cancels scheduled meeting, opposition says At least 19 journalists were attacked while covering food protests in downtown Caracas on Thursday, Espacio Publico, a non-governmental organization that monitors freedom of expression in the Venezuelan capital, said in a statement on its website. The assaults included robberies by members of the National Guard and armed civilians, Espacio Publico said. Caracas-based newspaper El Naci... more »

How Intelligence Played A Key Role In The U.S. Victory At Midway 74 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Mark Munson, War On The Rocks:* *The Battle of Midway: The Complete Intelligence Story* The Battle of Midway in June of 1942 was one of the most important naval battles in world history and a turning point in the Second World War. Between June 4 and 7, aircraft from aircraft carriers Enterprise, Yorktown, and Hornet of the U.S. Navy’s Task Forces 16 and 17 ambushed and sank the Imperial Japanese Navy’s carrier force that only six months before had attacked Pearl Harbor and terrorized the Pacific. The Battle of Midway is important to memorialize and remember for many reasons. Amon... more »

Local Documentary on Penobscot Nation River Case Nominated for New England Emmy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
. Locally Produced Documentary on Penobscot Nation River Case Nominated for New England Emmy   Sunlight Media Collective Meredith DeFrancesco sunlightmediacollective@gmail.com Censored News INDIAN ISLAND, ME — On Saturday June 4, 2016, representatives of the Sunlight Media Collective will travel to the Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony in Boston. In April, the Sunlight

TUCSON: Migrant Trail Walk Concludes Sunday at Kennedy Park

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago

June 3: A long one, I'm afraid.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
I have stopped following the U.S. leadership races. I have no desire to watch a nation in steep decay. Both Trump and Clinton almost entirely ignore the real problems facing the U.S. such as the sharp rise of poverty, a medical care system based on profit rather than healing with the result that the rich live ten years and more longer than the poor. Medical costs are also the leading cause of bankruptcy among the elderly. There's also the massive corruption that has effectively destroyed the political parties. Trump appears to be a thorough scoundrel with a long record of cheating on... more »

Mantel, Ruppelt and Blue Book

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 21 hours ago
Bob Koford inadvertently opened a can of worms with a couple of his comments about the Mantell case. Using much of the Project Blue Book case file, he suggested that the balloon explanation didn’t work because the balloon was only at 20,000 feet and that a witness at Vanderbilt University had been watching it but saw no sign of Thomas Mantell’s F-51. Besides, the information suggested that Mantell hadn’t climbed above 20,000 feet and that he had left his wing men at Mantell15,000 in his attempt to get closer to the UFO. This didn’t match much of what I remembered about the case and ... more »

A 'Black Box' For Paratroopers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Parachute Pattern* Soldiers descend over Malemute drop zone during airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 19, 2016. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Alejandro Pena *Fay Observer:* *Army researchers developing 'black box' for paratroopers* Army researchers are brainstorming what they hope could be the equivalent of an aircraft black box for paratroopers. The Suite of Senors, as it's nicknamed now, is a concept leaders in the airborne community hope to dev... more »

Muhammad Ali Dead at 74

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Muhammad Ali, Titan of Boxing and the 20th Century, Dies at 74* Muhammad Ali, the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion who helped define his turbulent times as the most charismatic and controversial sports figure of the 20th century, died on Friday. He was 74. His death was confirmed by Bob Gunnell, a family spokesman. Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight ever, carrying into the ring a physically lyrical, unorthodox boxing style that fused speed, agility and power more seamlessly than that of any fighter before him. *Read more* .... ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
We've updated our 'ISIS Recruits in the US legal system' today. Here's the one page snapshot https://t.co/OAd5hu3TIs pic.twitter.com/nVhQ93Z9sg — Program On Extremism (@gwupoe) June 2, 2016

Sphere Alliance Message #167Dealing with energies as thick as molasses...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
*June 1, 2016* Terran: *Thor around?* Denice: *Hi. Go for it.* Denice: *Slow service tonight though*😊 Terran: *Good evening Thor!* Terran: *I feel you * Thor: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. YES. I AM WITH YOU NOW AND ALWAYS.* Terran: *Any news on your side of things?* Thor: *AT THIS VERY MOMENT OF NOW I SHARE THAT WE BOTH HAVE THE SAME DATA.* *[Thor's answer arrived before I even hit send on the question above it!]* Terran: *Lol I just asked that!!!* Thor: *ALL MOVES FORWARD. ALL IS NEW. THE COMPLETE EARTH AWAITS US ALL. THOR. END.* Terran: *Do you feel the pulsing of it ALL or is that... more »

Tax Cut 25, Presentation at Ateneo Ignite's Tax Exchange

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 22 hours ago
I made this presentation at Ateneo more than two months ago. The 24-slides presentation is available at my slideshare account. I will show a few slides here. I got this photo from Mon Abrea, a famous tax consultant and tax simplification advocate. This is after the event. Our tax system is among the highest, most envy-inspired in Asia. Data from WB-PWC's Paying Taxes 2016 Report. These + other tables mean… Tax wise, PH is NOT an attractive place to do business in the ASEAN. Highest total tax rate (TTR) in the region plus complicated and bureaucratic procedures. Only develope... more »

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

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 22 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago
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Russia Prepare Blistering Military Response Against NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 That Grows Ketchup and Fries

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The chemical imbalance theory is a fake.

Constitutional Protection of Solicitor Client Privilege

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
sounds like prostitution without orgamsms


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Lake Redstone Haliburton Ont Canada 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... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 March 2011, 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 ot... more »

Scientists Propose Project To Create Synthetic Human Genome

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 »

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