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Thursday, January 26, 2017

25 January - Blogs i'm Following

12:28 am Jan 26   ( losing net connection )

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 minutes ago
'Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation. Enrique Pena Nieto said he "lamented" the plans for the barrier, adding that "Mexico doesn't believe in walls".' Mexico doesn't believe in walls, except on its southern border? BBC propaganda here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38753826

Is Defense Secretary James Mattis Ready To Propose A New U.S. Plan To Wage War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 minutes ago
Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks during the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at the Pentagon in Washington, Jan. 25, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr *Jeanette Steele, San Diego Tribune*: *Mattis: New game plan on ISIS* Remember candidate Donald Trump’s promise to, in his first 30 days, get a new plan out of America’s generals to beat the Islamic State? It appears that new Defense Secretary James Mattis is preparing to start as early as Friday, when Trump is scheduled to visit the Pentagon. Some options that could be quickly forwarded: two id... more »

MLK to BLM: The Internet and Civil Rights In 2017

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 38 minutes ago
How One Woman Reinvented School To Combat Poverty

"How To Stumble Into WW III"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 42 minutes ago
*"How To Stumble Into WW III"* by Dave Gonigam "The irony of Donald Trump is that the man who’s eager to avert a new cold war with nuclear-armed Russia is liable to stumble into a hot war with nuclear-armed China. The headlines from yesterday’s first full weekday of the Trump presidency were dominated by noise. An executive order withdrawing from the awful Trans-Pacific Partnership? Not a surprise. The hiring freeze for federal workers? Whatever, the federal workforce is already the smallest since 2008. A promise to cut regulations by 75%? Believe it when you see it. Lost in all t... more »


Hifast at Climate Collections - 47 minutes ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Roger Graves Susquehanna steam electric nuclear power station Whether or not one accepts the need to reduce CO2 emissions, a power source capable of providing reliable base load power with minimal fuel requirements should not be dismissed lightly. Yet nuclear power is commonly dismissed by…

Polar bears onshore in Svalbard update: bears again run out of Longyearbyen

Hifast at Climate Collections - 47 minutes ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Update to 18 Jan 2017 post: For at least 10 days, officials in Longyearbyen, Svalbard have been trying to keep a particularly persistent female polar bear and her two cubs away from the community. After being chased away last week, Sunday night (22 Jan) the trio appeared again at dog kennels…

EPA Nominee Pruitt Attacked Because: “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 47 minutes ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Environmentalists have put out a new ad campaign attacking President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “encouraging debate” among scientists about the “degree and extent” of global warming. “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of…

Six myths about national security intelligence

Frederic Lemieux, Professor and Program Director of the Master's degree in Applied Intelligence, Georgetown University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 47 minutes ago
President Trump has gotten off to a rough start with the intelligence community. The day after being sworn in, Trump spoke at CIA headquarters in an apparent attempt to mend his relationship with the agency. The relationship was frayed in large part due to Trump’s skepticism about an intelligence assessment that suggested Russia had hacked into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Where did this skepticism come from? Trump – along with some security experts – has expressed doubt about the complexity of c... more »

Trump's policies will affect four groups of undocumented immigrants

Stephen Lee, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 47 minutes ago
President Donald Trump is expected to order the deportation of millions of “criminal aliens” this week. During his campaign, he stated his intention to remove all 11 million “illegal immigrants” from the country, although some may be allowed to return. However, terms like “criminal aliens” and “illegal immigrants” gloss over the various immigration statuses and histories of millions of individuals. We’d like to offer a more nuanced description of the individuals who may be targeted by President Trump’s immigration enforcement plans. Our discussion is informed by our research. Sinc... more »

Why Trump's wall with Mexico is so popular, and why it won't work

David Cook Martín, Professor of Sociology and Assistant Vice President of Global Education, Grinnell College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 47 minutes ago
Donald Trump tweeted on Jan. 6 that “any money spent on building the Great Wall (for the sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later.” The Economist reports that 40 countries have built fences since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Thirty of these were built since 9/11; 15 were built in 2015. The United States already has about 650 miles of wall along the border with Mexico. Hungary built a wall on the Serbian border in 2015, and is erecting barriers on its borders with Romania and Croatia to hinder the entrance of refugees. Spain – an important link in Europe’s southern border... more »

Far beyond crime-ridden depravity, darknets are key strongholds of freedom of expression online

Brian Pitman, Instructor in Criminology and Sociology, Old Dominion University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 47 minutes ago
via shutterstock.com The internet is much more than just the publicly available, Google-able web services most online users frequent – and that’s good for free expression. Companies frequently create private networks to enable employees to use secure corporate servers, for example. And free software allows individuals to create what are called “peer-to-peer” networks, connecting directly from one machine to another. Unable to be indexed by current search engines, and therefore less visible to the general public, subnetworks like these are often called “darknets,” or collective as ... more »

How to secure a smartphone for the tweeter-in-chief

Anupam Joshi, Oros Family Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 47 minutes ago
As President Donald Trump takes office, he has also taken up a new, digital symbol of the presidency. Before, during and since the campaign, he used an Android smartphone to conduct his business and tweet prolifically, directly reaching millions of followers. But when he was inaugurated, Trump surrendered that device and accepted in its place a smartphone that has somehow been made more secure. It is a key move for a man who might now be not only the 45th commander-in-chief but also America’s first president with such devotion to Twitter. Many private companies deal with issues li... more »

Our psychological biases mean order matters when we judge items in sequence

Robin Kramer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Trent University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 47 minutes ago
Does gold go to the best divers or the ones with the best place in the order? AP Photo/Matt Dunham We often need to make decisions about sequences of things or people rather than just a single item in isolation. For instance, in an everyday setting, we might choose which smartphone to buy after trying out several. There are also more high-stakes situations, of course, like when Olympic athletes compete in a set order as they try to win the gold. Ideally, it wouldn’t matter when in the sequence you came across the best item or the most outstanding performance, and we certainly hope t... more »

Let's Talk

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 49 minutes ago
With today being a time to speak up in support of mental issues I thought I would add my own voice to the discussion. This is a topic especially relevant to people here in Fort McMurray given the trauma of last May. Compared to most people though I think I've been pretty lucky. Other than the huge inconvenience of being out my house and my regular routine for 5 weeks, I've managed rather well. (These days my biggest concern tends to be staying on top of all the economic uncertainty that has been floating around our industry for the past couple of years.) Looking back on the pa... more »

"CDC: Flu Has Gone 'Epidemic' In Less Than One Week"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"CDC: Flu Has Gone 'Epidemic' In Less Than One Week"* by Newsroom "According to a statement issued on the web site of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Influenza-Like-Ilness (ILI) spread in one week to extraordinary levels. As of January 14 the following influenza activity was reported: • Widespread influenza activity was reported by Puerto Rico and 29 states (Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pen... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at the site of car bomb attack during a battle with Islamic State militants in Andalus neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *WNU Editor*: Here is an impressive photo-gallery .... *A Times Photographer’s Inside Look at the War on ISIS in Mosul *(NYT).

Let's Connect Valentine- Connect Four Valentine with Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 hour ago
Do you have a Connect Four fan in your house? Then they are going to flip for this fun Valentine that lets every one of their friends have a little game of their own! For this Valentine you will need: - the printable found at the end of this post - Little Connect Four Games (we used these provided by Oriental Trading) - scissors - bakers twine - a single hole punch Print and cut out the paper valentine. Have you child address them to each child in their class. Using the single hole punch, punch a hole in the corner of each valentine and a hole in the corner of the... more »

Will Advanced Frigates Replace The US Navy's LCS Program?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
USS Freedom (LCS-1), left, and USS Independence (LCS-2) in 2012. US Navy Photo *Jon Harper, National Defense:* *Advanced Frigates Could Edge Out LCS Program* The Navy’s controversial littoral combat ship program could be cut short in the coming years as policymakers look for a platform with greater capabilities. Current plans call for acquiring 40 LCS and LCS-based frigates. Navy officials want at least 52 of the vessels in the fleet. But questions linger about their survivability, mission packages and platform design. “With 26 ships delivered or under contract, the LCS program ... more »

Why You Need To Start Calling Trump's Hotels And His Other Businesses

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
The Obama Administration maintained a White House staffed public comments line as well as a staffed switchboard message number for people to call the White House. As of this week, neither number is functioning. Callers get a recorded message telling them to contact the Trump Regime via the official Trumpanzee Facebook page or the official White House Facebook page, neither of which accepts messages. So people are calling Trump hotels and other Trump businesses and leaving messages for him there-- a great ideal in my opinion. According to *DCist*, Trump's new Trumpanzee Internation... more »

Why Is This Blog (Still) Here?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*Why Is This Blog (Still) Here?* *September 18, 2008:* The Queen asked me, “Why are you always reading this depressing stuff? And writing about it on that blog? There’s nothing you can do about it.” She, in common with 99% of the American sheeple, prefers not to know. The question did make me consider why I’m really doing this, though. Almost no one knows of this blog, and that’s by intent. I’ve shared it’s existence with several people whose opinions I respect, though others might find it by chance. There are, and will never be, any ads here; there’s never been any intent to comme... more »

US Navy's Ultimate Dream Weapon?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *US Navy's Ultimate Dream Weapon (That Russia Feared): Merging a Super Battleship and an Aircraft Carrier* In the early 1980s, the Reagan Administration was looking to fund high visibility defense programs. Reagan had been elected on a platform of rebuilding the armed services after the “hollowing out” of the early 1970s. One example was the reactivation of four World War II-era Iowa-class battleships, which started in 1982. Each of the four ships, Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin was refurbished, their sixteen and five-inch guns brought... more »

Deep State AI Algorithms will Scan Faces to Determine Criminality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - The movie Minority Report hinted at this type of technology. Now it's here. The post Deep State AI Algorithms will Scan Faces to Determine Criminality appeared first on Waking Times.

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

Newt Gingrich Said Madonna Should Be Arrested

bethania@snopes.com (Bethania Palma) at New Urban Legends - 3 hours ago
The former Speaker of the House proclaimed the singer should be arrested for comments she made during the Women's March about "blowing up the White House."

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“This elegant island universe is cataloged as NGC 2683. It lies a mere 16 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Lynx. A spiral galaxy comparable to our own Milky Way, NGC 2683 is seen nearly edge-on in the cosmic vista. Blended light from a large population of old, yellowish stars forms the remarkably bright galactic core. Their starlight silhouettes the dust lanes along winding spiral arms, dotted with NGC 2683's young blue star clusters. * Click image for larger size.* The sharp image was recorded through the lens of a refracting telescope that shows bright... more »

"The Center Of The Universe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.” - Bernard Baily

Chet Raymo, “Try To Remember…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Try To Remember…”* by Chet Raymo “In a sleepless hour of the night, I was trying to remember the last name of a person I have known well for more than forty years. When my spouse stirred in her sleep, I asked her. She couldn't remember either. One again I started mentally through the alphabet. "I think it starts with B," I said. Ten minutes later she rolled over and said, "The next letter is R." Bingo! The name popped into my head. Or I should say, "popped out of my head." Because it was in there somewhere, recorded in a tangle of neurons as materially as if it were written on a ... more »

"Opening the Channels of Communication: Dealing with Difficult People"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Opening the Channels of Communication: * *Dealing with Difficult People"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When dealing with a difficult person, try not to be judgmental or defensive in your conversation with them. We encounter a wide variety of people throughout our lives. Many of them touch us in some positive way. Occasionally, however, we encounter those individuals who, for whatever reason, can be difficult to deal with. Perhaps this person is a colleague or close friend that you feel is deliberately being obtuse, inviting in trouble, or doing foolish things that you find anno... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "What I Have Learned So Far"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"What I Have Learned So Far"* "Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside, looking into the shining world? Because, properly attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion. Can one be passionate about the just, the ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit to no labor in its cause? I don't think so. All summations have a beginning, all effect has a story, all kindness begins with the sown seed. Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of light is the crossroads of- indolence, or action. Be ignited, or be gone." ... more »

"There Is A Theory..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams

Do Farmers Feed Cows Skittles?

dan@snopes.com (Dan Evon) at New Urban Legends - 3 hours ago
Cattle diets typically consist of corn, hay, and other plant-based foods, but farmers occasionally do pad their feed with candy.

Women's March Organizer Linda Sarsour Accused of Being Anti-Semitic, Affiliated with Hamas

staff-writer@snopes.com (snopes.com staff) at New Urban Legends - 3 hours ago
After the Women's March took place on 21 January 2017, rumors asserted event organizer Linda Sarsour promoted Sharia law and had ties to Hamas.

US Congressmen Trying to Undermine Standards for New Wood-burning Heaters: Jealous of London’s Smog Alert?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 3 hours ago
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/strategies.pdf Find your Congressman: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ Introduced on Jan. 24, 2017 to the US House: “H.R.694 – To repeal the Environmental … Continue reading →

A Hillary Clinton TV Show?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The defeated Democrat sat stone-faced last Friday as Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and wants another bite at the apple *Daily Mail: **'I'll be back!': Defeated candidate Clinton considers launching liberal television show to lay the groundwork for ANOTHER White House run* * Hillary Clinton is reportedly considering the launch of a TV show to keep herself in the news * The move would position her for a 2020 presidential run, according to an insider * She recently offered a toast to friends gathered at her Washington home, affecting an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent and promi... more »

Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour Under Fire for Radical Islamist-Terrorist Ties

William F. Jasper at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: women-s-march-organizer-linda-sarsour-under-fire-for-radical-islamist-terrorist-ties] Leftist media, feminists rush to her aid, denounce legitimate criticism as “Islamophobia,” “hate.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis Will Make His First Official Trip Abroad Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Pentagon Arrival* Defense Secretary James Mattis exchanges greetings with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon arriving at the Pentagon for his first full day as secretary, Jan. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley *CNN: **US Defense chief to visit Japan, South Korea* Washington (CNN)Secretary of Defense James Mattis will make his first official trip abroad next week, traveling to Japan and South Korea -- visits that could help shore up allies and send a message to China. The four-day trip beginning next Wednesday w... more »

Can "Institutional Inertia" Save the EPA from Scott Pruitt?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*In Trump World, an example of unsound science (source: National Academy of Science)* *by Gaius Publius* Trump's plans for changes to and at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been leaked to a site called "Axios" and outlets like *New York Magazine* are treating the information as viable. We will as well. From NYMag's writeup (my emphasis throughout): Anyone laboring under the impression that the new Trump administration will be all bark and no bite when it comes to overturning long-established bipartisan policies should watch Team Trump’s assault on the Environmental... more »

So who will fill Merrick Garland's Supreme Court seat?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*by Ken* There's a good chance, as we knew all through the 2016 presidential derby, that the Supreme Court we now think of as the "Roberts Court" is going to be transformed over the next few years into the "Trump Court." For now, President Trump has one vacancy to fill, the one that remains because Republicans took one of their more outrageous dumps on the Constitution by refusing to consider former President Obama's nominee, Merrill Garland, to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. By now you'd figure that all the Republican senators who committed this co... more »

D.C. Police Arrest Activist After James O'Keefe Video Sting

bethania@snopes.com (Bethania Palma) at New Urban Legends - 5 hours ago
The protester, Scott Charney, has pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count.

Greenpeace USA Mounts Giant 'RESIST' Banner Behind White House

arturo@snopes.com (Arturo Garcia) at New Urban Legends - 5 hours ago
Activists climbed 300 feet in the air to unveil the banner protesting Donald Trump's administration.

It Works on 24 but Not in Real Life: Peer-Reviewed Evidence That Torture Will Increase Terrorism

Amanda Murdie at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
Dear My Not-So-Fictional Family Members of Facebook, Greetings. We really haven’t hung out since that family reunion in 1996 but it’s been great to reconnect on Facebook. I love the pictures of your dog and it’s cool to see how much you now look like our grandfather. We have different political beliefs; I think we […]

Draft Order For Re-Opening CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons Would Mark Return To Dark Era

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
A drafted executive order reignited concern over whether Trump will restore facilities and policies, which involved the violation of human rights. The post Draft Order For Re-Opening CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons Would Mark Return To Dark Era appeared first on Shadowproof.

Leonard Peltier Message of Solidarity to Water Protectors

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
*Leonard Peltier wrote a message of support and encouragement to the water protectors at Standing Rock. The events of the past two weeks have made his message more relevant than ever.* Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people an... more »

These Are The World's 8 Great Powers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Walter Russel Mead & Sean Keeley, American Interest:* *The Eight Great Powers of 2017* In 2016, Russia surpassed Germany, and Israel joined the list for the first time. *1. The United States of America* No surprise here: as it has for the last century, the United States remains the most powerful country on earth. America’s dynamic economy, its constitutional stability (even as we watch the Age of Trump unfold), its deep bench of strong allies and partners (including 5 of the 7 top powers listed below), and its overwhelming military superiority all ensure that the United States s... more »

Disaster Capitalism

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
I am a big fan of Naomi Klein's work on disaster capitalism. Here is her latest update on how the neoliberal reform policies executed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina are likely to be implemented again in the near future given Pense's central role in orchestrating their conception: Get Ready for the First Shocks of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism I drew upon's Klein's ideas about disaster capitalism when framing my own analysis of neoliberal and neoconservative "reforms" enacted in the wake of Katrina. I agree with Klein about what we can expect. Here is an excerpt from my essay: N... more »

On the word "GALACTICS"....

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Recently, David Wilcock wrote: *First of all, I have never heard a genuine insider refer to any ET group as “Galactics.” That sounds more like the kind of thing channelers would say. The ET world is so complex, with so many different civilizations involved, that it is also not specific enough to mean anything significant.* There's a bit of condescension in this paragraph, over the use of the term "GALACTICS" by Ben Fulford. Its been my observation that when people start objecting to newly minted words that fit the facts better, they are trying to police perceptions and old sto... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 25, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order to advance construction of the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House in Washington January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Jon Meacham, Time:* *Do Business Leaders Make Good Presidents?* It was a brief stop, but Donald Trump wouldn’t have missed it for the world. In late October, the Republican nominee traveled to Washington for a ceremonial ribbon cutting for his new Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House. “Under budget and ahead of schedule. So important. We don... more »

The animus against Peter Thiel

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
It’s been reported that the enormously successful tech-entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel has become a New Zealand citizen and bought property at Lake Wanaka. True or not, since journalist Matt Nippert spotted it a few days ago, you’ll have noticed that this news immediately flushed out an enormous amount of interest from the sector of the commentariat who on other occasions can be heard preaching peace, love and tolerance. But not for Mr Thiel, who has had the temerity to become a New Zealand citizen without telling them. Instead of their open arms he’s been “greeted” by th... more »

Quote of the Day: On wealth & poverty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“The fraudulence of the left’s concern about poverty is exposed by their utter lack of interest in ways of increasing the nation’s wealth. Wealth is the only thing than can cure poverty. The reason there is less poverty today is not because the poor got a bigger slice of the pie, but because the whole pie got a lot bigger – no thanks to the left.”* ~ Thomas Sowell . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Plans Are Underway for a “March for Science”

alex.kasprak@gmail.com (Alex Kasprak) at New Urban Legends - 7 hours ago
What started as offhand comments on social media have spiraled into the beginnings of a potentially large nationwide protest in support of empirical science.

Trump Claims Without Evidence that 3 to 5 Million Voted Illegally, Vows Investigation

david.emery@snopes.com (David Emery) at New Urban Legends - 7 hours ago
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump 'continues to maintain that belief' despite not being able to provide evidence.

Does Planned Parenthood Provide No Prenatal Care, Only Abortions?

dan@snopes.com (Dan Evon) at New Urban Legends - 7 hours ago
A video investigation purportedly showed that Planned Parenthood does not offer health services for women such as prenatal care, only abortions.

Journalists Face Felony Charges After Arrests During Trump Inauguration Protests

arturo@snopes.com (Arturo Garcia) at New Urban Legends - 7 hours ago
Six members of the press could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted under an anti-rioting statute.

Did Female Lawmakers Unveil a Bill Governing 'Unused Semen'?

kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria) at New Urban Legends - 7 hours ago
A satirical commentary on recent executive action on abortion was mistaken as genuine news about an 'unused semen' bill.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
The thing is, I think Trump actually believes this: In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Trump insisted there is “a lot to look into” as he said he will call for an investigation into alleged voter fraud following his unsubstantiated claim that millions of people illegally cast ballots during the 2016 election. “You have people that are registered who are dead, who are illegals, who are in two states. You have people registered in two states. They're registered in a New York and a New Jersey. They vote twice. There are millions of votes, in my opinion,” Trump told "Wor... more »

Trump to Order Plan for Syria "Safe Zones" -Document

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Does "safe zone" *= *No Fly Zone* *This is a familiar theme.... * *Admittedly this has me concerned:* President *Donald Trump is expected to order the Pentagon and State Department to produce a plan in coming days for setting up “safe zones” for refugees in Syria and neighboring countries,* according to a document seen by Reuters, a move that could risk escalation of U.S. military involvement in Syria’s civil war. *The draft executive order awaiting Trump’s signature signaled the new administration was preparing a step that Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama long resisted*, fearin... more »

Color Me Frightened

LL at Virtual Mirage - 8 hours ago
I think that the placement of the US Embassy in Israel is a matter that can only be decided by Israel and the USA. The Mohammedans don't have much to say in the matter. We shouldn't pay much attention to them in my opinion. *And if they want to attack the US,* I'd refer them to the term Arc Light. Israel defeated the Palestinians two generations ago. They won fair and square. I am not saying that I'd be in favor of bombing innocent citizens into the stone age. You can drop leaflets the day before and ask them to move before you turn their fetid ghetto cities into brick dust. 3 B-... more »

World News Briefs -- January 25, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A boy looks at U.S. workers building a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, September 9, 2016. Picture taken from the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File Photo *Reuters:* *Trump orders building of Mexico border wall, targets U.S. 'sanctuary' cities* President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed directives to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and crack down on U.S. cities that shield illegal immigrants, proceeding quickly on sweeping and divisive plans to ... more »

"Pretend To Be Sane..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane." - Hermann Hesse • Click image for larger size, which you may then fill in and frame if you're so inclined. Mine's hanging proudly on the wall... - CP

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning.” - Warren Buffett ◆

End Plutocracy by William John Cox

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
by William John Cox Writer, Dandelion Salad williamjohncox.com January 25, 2017 The U.S. Voters’ Rights Amendment: Explained The 2016 election just cost $5 billion and produced two major candidates who were despised by a majority of the People. Given the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, 45 percent of voting-age Americans did not cast […]


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 9 hours ago
*Causeway lands on Trump team's infrastructure priority list ~Robert Rhoden*

A British volunteer tells us why he’s joined the fight against Daesh in Syria

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 9 hours ago
The Canary has long reported on the Rojava region of northern Syria. And on the secular, multi-ethnic, and gender egalitarian democracy that has developed there in recent years. In particular, we’ve covered both its fight against Daesh (Isis/Isil) and the contribution that international volunteers have made to that cause. Now, one British volunteer has spoken to us […] The post A... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

"Trump’s Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool- Trumpismo"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Trump’s Momma Didn’t Raise No Fool- **Trumpismo"* by Bill Bonner "Yesterday, Treasury prices rose and yields had their biggest one-day fall in over two weeks. Investors are turning their backs on risky stocks, in other words, in favor of traditionally ‘safe-haven’ bonds. The Trump boomlet seems to be fading. *Lion of Queens: *We left off yesterday after exploring one of two major directions for the next four years. President Trump could really ‘go to war’ with the Deep State. And lose. If this were to happen, investors would almost certainly get caught in the crossfire. But don’t... more »

Are CIA 'Black Sites' Returning?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Trump considering order to reopen CIA prisons for terrorism suspects* John McCain: ‘*We are not bringing back torture’* President Trump is considering an executive order that would keep open the Guantanamo Bay prison and could lift a ban imposed by former President Obama on the CIA operating overseas clandestine prisons for terrorism suspects. A three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants,” would reinstate other policies from the Bush administration on the treatment of terrorism detainees, according to the New York Times, w... more »

Does subliminal messaging work?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*depends on who you ask and what form the messaging takes.* While puttering around on the the interwebz a few weeks ago, I bumped into some YouTube vids on subliminal messaging. Ummmm - no. Don't think I'll imbibe. What if the messages are encouraging me to rob a bank or take up pole dancing? I thought about that for awhile and realized both things were unlikely to happen based on a subliminal message. Just as in hypnosis, a person cannot be persuaded to do that which is contrary to who they are or what they believe. I'm always searching for ways to get motivated, be more organ... more »

Is The DCCC Capable Of Capitalizing On Americans' Disapproval Of Trump And The GOP?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Lamar and Darrell, 2 top targets for 2018* Hillary's electoral strategy may not have done well in working class areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan-- where she lost the election-- but it had a great deal of appeal in upper-income, moderate, white suburbs that always go Republican, like in Orange County, California, which she won, although didn't need and didn't bring her a single extra electoral college vote. She did WAY better than Obama in the usually-Republican northern suburbs around Atlanta... but that didn't bring her any extra electoral votes either. And in T... more »

Trump Administration Reverses Course, Says EPA’s Climate Page Will Remain

alex.kasprak@gmail.com (Alex Kasprak) at New Urban Legends - 9 hours ago
Reports that the EPA was ordered to remove their climate change web page were met with outrage, but it is unclear if the page is actually slated for removal.

Mary Tyler Moore, Hollywood Legend, Dies

brooke@proper.io (Brooke Binkowski) at New Urban Legends - 9 hours ago
The star of the popular 1970s-era television sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was 80.

Did Kellyanne Conway Get Into a Fistfight on Inauguration Day?

bethania@snopes.com (Bethania Palma) at New Urban Legends - 9 hours ago
A Fox News reporter said he witnessed an Inauguration Day brawl that was broken up by Kellyanne Conway's "mean punches."

Border Wall, Pipelines -- Trump Reign of Terror Endangers Indigenous Peoples

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Trump reign of terror endangers U.S. and world White Supremacist President Takes Control of United States Article and photo by Brenda Norrell Photo O'odham land Censored News President Trump intensified his reign of terror on Wednesday, as Trump ordered a border wall, which will separate Indigenous communities in the borderzone -- from California to Texas -- including the Kumeyaay, Cocopah,

Jared Kushner’s Name Scrubbed From Pro-IDF Group Board

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*Forward* *Jared Kushner’s name has been scrubbed from the national board of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, apparently following questions from the press about his continued involvement in the group.* Ha’aretz had asked Kushner’s spokesman about his affiliation to the organization, given President Donald Trump’s desire that his son-in-law help him negotiate Middle East peace in his new role as senior White House adviser. Kushner’s links to FIDF might have clouded his ability to seem an honest broker between the two parties. *Despite Kushner’s withdrawal, FIDF is still a ... more »

Trump Signs Executive Orders to Build Border Wall and Strengthen Immigration Enforcement

Warren Mass at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: trump-signs-executive-orders-to-build-border-wall-and-strengthen-immigration-enforcement] President Trump signed two executive orders related to immigration — to begin construction of a wall on border with Mexico, and to strengthen immigration enforcement.

Trump Pick for Management & Budget Talks Raising Retirement Age

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: trump-pick-for-management-budget-talks-rasing-retirement-age] Representative Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s pick to head up the Office of Management and Budget, suggested looking at raising the retirement age during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Around The Empire-Episode 6: Inside The CIA’s War With Trump Feat. John Kiriakou

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
Dan and Joanne interview former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou about the ongoing tensions between the CIA and President Donald Trump. The post Around The Empire-Episode 6: Inside The CIA’s War With Trump Feat. John Kiriakou appeared first on Shadowproof.

Davos: Panicked IMF Head Calls For Wealth Redistribution To Stop Populism

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
At this year's World Economic Forum, political and corporate elites recognized populism was on the rise and that increasingly people rebuked their project. The post Davos: Panicked IMF Head Calls For Wealth Redistribution To Stop Populism appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates January 25, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces fires during a battle with Islamic State militants at the Tigris river frontline near Mosul, Iraq, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah *USA Today*: *Iraqi troops scour eastern Mosul for Islamic State suicide bombers* MOSUL, Iraq — Security forces are searching for Islamic State fighters who shaved their long beards to blend in with civilians so they can carry out reprisal attacks in eastern Mosul, which Iraqi troops finally seized from militant control this week. Suicide bombings are expected in the coming weeks, said Capt. Ahougba ... more »

Deer Breaks into Minnesota Deer Fur Company, Head-Butts Owner, Escapes

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
A buck head-butted the owner of a Minnesota fur company last week before trashing the warehouse full of deer hides. A six-point buck head-butted the owner of a rural Minnesota fur company last week before trashing the shop's warehouse, currently full of deer hides being tanned for hunters. The owner of Johnson Fur, located in rural Wilmar, Minnesota, believes the buck was seeking a mate and became confused after smelling the deer hides. J0hnson walked away from the deer's head-butt with light bruising, but the deer proceeded to dash through the office, leaping over tables and mak... more »

Why don’t women peer review as often as men? Fewer invites and RSVPs, researchers say

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Women don’t peer review papers as often as men, even taking into account the skewed sex ratio in science – but why? In a new Comment in today’s Nature, Jory Lerback at the University of Utah and Brooks Hanson at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) confirmed the same trend in AGU journals, which they argue […] The post Why don’t women peer review as often as men? Fewer invites and RSVPs, researchers say appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Cop Admits He Exchanged Racist Texts With Man Who Shot Up BLM Protest

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: black]A cop testified that he exchanged racially charged texts with Allen “Lance” Scarsella, who is charged in the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters.

The Met Office & Prince Charles

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2017/01/24/looking-hard-at-the-accumulated-evidence-of-climate-change/ From the Met Office blog: HRH, the Prince of Wales, who has co-written the forthcoming Ladybird Expert Series Climate Change book – wrote a guest editorial in the Mail on Sunday in which he suggested a ‘focus on looking hard at the accumulated evidence’ of climate change. Professor […]

Puddle of vomit pulls out of Piers Morgan interview

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 11 hours ago
A festering pool of puke has pulled out of a TV interview after discovering who the host was. Said host being none other than Piers Morgan. A man who is most famous for being a failed/disgraced: Tabloid editor. American TV personality. Human being. The UK is divided into people who think Piers Morgan is an […] The post Puddle of vomit pulls out of Piers Morgan interview appeared first on... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Jeremy Hunt has been caught getting the NHS to spy on patients for the government

Steve Topple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
NHS bosses have handed over the personal information of patients, en masse, to the government. The health service’s data handler, NHS Digital, has passed sensitive data, including names, addresses and dates of birth to the Home Office. All on the orders of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Department of Health. And the “agreement” between […] The post Jeremy Hunt has... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Bruni gets off to a very good start!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017Liberal scold on a plane:* Frank Bruni got off to a very good start in today's New York Times. If not for the cheap shot he took last week, we'd be inclined to applaud him. Bruni was discussing our liberal team's familiar ridiculous conduct. As conservatives are told (we liberals get shielded), there seems to be an endless supply of that. Bruni cited one of the ways a dangerous crackpot like Donald J. Trump is able to stay afloat. Sadly, what he says here is accurate: BRUNI (1/25/17): *You know how Donald Trump wins?* I don’t mean a second term or majo... more »

Universities Cave to Snowflakes

Walter E. Williams at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: universities-cave-to-snowflakes] One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term "snowflakes," it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases.

Top U.S. general In Iraq: War Against The Islamic State Has Not Changed For Now Under President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo:* Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin *FOX News: **ISIS fight stays the course for now under Trump, Army general says* Since President Trump became commander-in-chief, "our mission has not changed" in the battle against the Islamic State terror group, a senior U.S. Army general told reporters Wednesday from Baghdad. Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, said he has not received any change to his orders in prosecuting the ISIS war in Iraq and Syria. When asked if the military could do more to stop the terrorists, he responded, "Our role is where it ne... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'USA Pirate Ship Sinking'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
U.S.A. PIRATE SHIP SINKING Posted on January 25, 2017 by admin Please post & distribute. MNN. Jan. 24, 2017. onkwe’hon:weh does not mean sovereignty. It means we are the natural people who follow the original way and are placed on this land by creation. Everyone else is an invader. Donald Trump is the president/CEO of a bankrupt private

Secret Service Agent Kerry O'Grady Investigated for Anti-Trump Remarks

kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria) at New Urban Legends - 12 hours ago
The Secret Service acknowledged they are aware of Agent Kerry O'Grady's purported negative remarks about President Trump.

Did President Trump Reverse President Obama's Turkey Pardons?

kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria) at New Urban Legends - 12 hours ago
Reports that President Trump "revoke all sixteen Thanksgiving Day turkey pardons," ordering the birds executed by firing squad, were satirical.

Did Kellyanne Conway's Inaugural Dress Copy a 1970s Simplicity Pattern?

kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria) at New Urban Legends - 12 hours ago
An image suggesting Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway's inaugural ensemble resembled a 1970's 'Simplicity' pattern was doctored.

‘Stop Operation Soros’ – Massive Movement to Overthrow Soros Takes Off in Macedonia

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: soros]A new initiative called 'Stop Operation Soros' which is dedicated to combating the sinister moves of the Billionaire globalist is taking off in Macedonia.

Al-Shabab Attack Kills 28 At Mogadishu Hotel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Al Jazeera: **Somalia: Al-Shabab attack at Mogadishu hotel 'kills 28'* Al-Shabab attackers fight their way into a popular hotel in central Mogadishu after ramming a car bomb into its gate. At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab at a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to officials. The assault on Wednesday morning began when attackers rammed an explosives-packed car into the gate of Dayah Hotel, which is near Somalia's parliament in central Mogadishu, and then stormed inside exchang... more »

Why all protectionists are essentially luddites

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 12 hours ago
*In this guest post, Don Boudreaux explains how Americans grow a car out of wheat. And how some luddites want to stop them.* It’s well-known among people who bother to learn the facts that U.S. manufacturing output continues to rise despite the reality that the number of Americans employed in jobs classified as being in the manufacturing sector peaked in June 1977 and has fallen, with very few interruptions, ever since. [image: manufacturing_output_chart_mini] Nevertheless, some people – for example, the Economic Policy Institute’s Robert Scott – continue to insist that the l... more »

Trump to "Send in the Feds” if Chicago Doesn’t “Fix the Carnage”

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: trump-to-send-in-the-feds-if-chicago-doesnt-fix-the-carnage] President Trump tweeted, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!”

Soros Empire of Secret Social Manipulation Coming to a End?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*George Soros..."the Old Order Changeth"* *Cut off at the Knees????* It must be making the perps' heads spin like the little girl's head in "The Exorcist"...the speed with which Trump is beginning to fulfill his promise to "*Drain the Swamp".* Before I get to that...some unfinished business from the election itself. Here is the link and headline from this mornings' BBC...the "Voice of Satan". Please read the following and I will have my comments to follow: Trump pledges 'major investigation into voter fraud' President Donald Trump has promised a "major investigation into voter ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
Oops: A senior White House adviser to Donald Trump is registered to vote in two different states, a practice that the US president wrongly claimed amounted to electoral fraud on Wednesday as he called for an inquiry. Stephen Bannon ... whose registration lists a rented apartment in Manhattan as his address, cast his ballot for Trump in New York, according to a source familiar with his arrangements, who was not authorized to speak to the media. Bannon, however, also remains registered to vote in Florida, according to state records. His registration lists as his address the home of A... more »

Op-Ed in Local Paper Today as We Move Toward Trial on Feb 1-2

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Below is an Op-Ed I submitted to our local newspaper in the Midcoast of Maine called The Times Record. Our local peace group has had a running bi-monthly spot on the editorial page for several years. Lately the editor has told us we could only write about local issues which makes it rather hard for a peace group to address foreign policy concerns. Clearly the paper is censoring us and likely because of the presence of Bath Iron Works in our community where Navy destroyers are built. Below I've italicized the first paragraph (and one other place) in the Op-Ed that was cut out by... more »

Chemical Turing Test: Making Artificial Cells Talk With Real Ones

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 13 hours ago
In computer science, the classic Turing test evaluates a machine's ability to mimic human behavior, and therefore is a measure of determining how close a machine can come to artificial intelligence. To pass, a computer must fool the tester into thinking it is human -- typically through the use of questions and answers. What about for single-celled organisms? They can't communicate with words but they still communicate, and that means the search is on to create artificial ones that do just. IN ACS Central Science, researchers demonstrate that certain artificial cells can pass a basi... more »

Freedom of Press? 6 Journalists Face 10 Years in Prison for Reporting on DC Unrest

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: journalists]At least six journalists face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines after being arrested over inauguration weekend — just for doing their job.

Is There Voter Fraud In The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump seeks ‘major investigation’ into unsupported claims of voter fraud* President Trump plans to ask “for a major investigation” into allegations of widespread voter fraud, as he continues to claim without providing evidence that he lost the popular vote in November's election because millions of illegal votes were cast, according to tweets posted Wednesday. The White House has yet to provide details, but Trump said in back-to-back tweets that the investigation would cover “those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal” and “those registered t... more »

China Wants Dialogue With The New U.S. Administration To Manage Disputes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beijing, China December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Greg Baker/Pool *Reuters:* *China foreign minister says wants to manage disputes with U.S.* China wants dialogue with the new U.S. administration to manage disputes and promote bilateral relations, but only on the basis of respecting each other's core interests, like the "one China" principle, China's foreign minister said. U.S. President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday, upset Beijing before taking office... more »

Trump: America for the Americans!

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-america-for-the-americans] As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples.

Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

William F. Jasper at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: democracy-alliance-soros-billionaires-club-for-revolution] Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.

This 84-year-old MP just destroyed both Trump and May in 30 seconds of pure fire [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 13 hours ago
While Theresa May cosies up to Donald Trump, legendary MP Dennis Skinner gave a frank opinion on the new president – and destroyed May in the process. The 84-year-old MP blasted Trump with one hand, calling him “thick as two short planks”. With the other, he exposed the Prime Minister’s nuclear weapons as anything but […] The post This 84-year-old MP just destroyed... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

BREAKING: Catastrophe just hit the NHS, and it marks the end of our treasured service

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 13 hours ago
The writing is on the wall for the future of free NHS doctors’ appointments. On 25 January, GP leaders in England revealed that they are drawing up plans to introduce charges for out-of-hours GP appointments and procedures. Meanwhile, on the same day, GP chiefs in Northern Ireland agreed [paywall] to allow GPs to resign from the […] The post BREAKING: Catastrophe just hit the NHS,... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Police taser their own race relations adviser by mistake and then tell him it’s his own fault

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Police tasered a 63-year-old race relations adviser over a case of mistaken identity. But instead of apologising, the Police Federation is blaming him for their actions. A case of mistaken identity Judah Adunbi was walking home in Bristol when two police officers accosted him. In a video captured by one of the man’s neighbours, they demand his name […] The post Police taser their own... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Ads on the London Underground have been hacked, and the Tories are going to be furious

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Campaign group Movement for Justice by Any Means Necessary (MfJ) has embarked on a new guerrilla activist campaign to highlight the discriminatory and racist policy of mass deportations. A group called End Deportations, on behalf of MfJ and its two weeks of action against mass deportations, is replacing ads all over London’s underground service and putting in […] The post Ads on the London Underground have been hacked, and the Tories are going to be furious appeared first on The Canary.

Mike Pompeo, Torture and the Future of the Democratic Party

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Things new CIA director Mike Pompeo likes. Things Chuck Schumer many other Democratic senators are just fine with. How bad will the vote for Pompeo hurt the Democratic Party? * *by Gaius Publius* As I've written many many times, we're at a tipping point in this country, a very serious one. As serious and potentially revolutionary as during the Depression. The Democratic Party, which should have been a shoo-in to win the presidency last year — and would have been with Bernie Sanders as the candidate — had to scratch and claw for a narrow loss, which, with a little smarter scratchi... more »

Did President Trump Insult Navajos on Twitter?

kim@snopes.com (Kim LaCapria) at New Urban Legends - 13 hours ago
President Trump neither made nor deleted disparaging remarks about Navajo native Americans via Twitter.

Warren Buffett and the 28th Amendment

webmail@snopes.com (David Mikkelson) at New Urban Legends - 13 hours ago
Warren Buffett did not propose a constitutional amendment that seeks to require laws apply equally to U.S. citizens and members of Congress.

President Obama Released $221 Million to the Palestinian Authority?

bethania@snopes.com (Bethania Palma) at New Urban Legends - 13 hours ago
The Associated Press reported that the outgoing president released aid to the Palestinian Authority that had been approved by Congress.

"Snow Washing" Canada the Tax Haven & the Panama Papers

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
After all the fuss about “bad” Russia/Putin & the Panama Papers..... *Now that no one is paying attention any longer.*.. Canada's snow washing for tax cheats is seeing the light of day. Of course, Canada’s snowy white image (innocence) has nothing to do with reality. As you will read Mossack Fonseca isn’t the only company promoting Canada as a tax haven. Far from the palm-fringed beaches of the usual offshore tax havens,* Canada has quietly become a go-to destination for international tax cheats *eager to exploit the country's twin benefits of a sterling reputation and rules that a... more »

Who Would Lose In A U.S. - China Trade War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Zero Hedge:* *These Are The Biggest Losers If Trade War Breaks Out Between The US And China* With China growing increasingly nervous about the prospect of a trade war with the US, the nation's official mouthpiece People's Daily warned that a trade war between China and the United States would harm both countries, reflecting concerns over Trump's stated protectionist, anti-China stance. "If a trade war developed between the two countries, both China and the U.S. would be negatively impacted," the newspaper said in a commentary. "In the end neither si... more »

Poetry As Resistance

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Let's face it, we're not all as limber as the Greenpeace activists who are protesting the Trump administration's war on the planet by climbing up a crane in Washington, D.C. Many of us have neither the time, nor the strength, nor even enough spare cash, to travel from march to protest to sit-in. Resistance can be boisterous, and it can also be quiet and quietly shared. Since knowledge is power, and reading is the ammunition of that knowledge, what better time than now to just say no to Trumpian "ignorance is strength" and pick up a good book to read for both inspiration and pleas... more »

Jan. 25: Thank Justin for tax havens for the rich.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 14 hours ago
This could not have been done without the connivance of Canadian governments. http://www.cbc.ca/news/investigates/panama-papers-canada-tax-haven- 1.3950552 Guess what this tells us about who really controls our governments. ________________________________________________________________________________ A recent CBC broadcast featured a panei which discussed how Russia was an aggressive nation with a long history of invading other countries. I didn't know that. The only aggression I know of came in the Stalin regime, and then in the invasion of Afghanistan. (The Russian intervention ... more »

The moment I screamed "bollocks"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Listen to the BBC Radio 4 Media Show's interview with James Harding and see if you can spot when I screamed "bollocks"?

Orwell’s “1984” Now No. 1 Bestseller After Trump Team Coins Term ‘Alternative Facts’

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: 1984]After Trump's Senior advisor used the term "alternative facts," the world responded by buying 1984 books to research 'newspeak'.

After Trump’s Executive Order, Sheriff Issues Ominous Warning to DAPL Water Protectors

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: morton county]A statement from the Morton County Sheriff's Department warns water protectors and anyone traveling to Standing Rock camps to adhere to 'the rule of law' or face the consequences.

FALSEHOODS, MISSTATEMENTS AND LIES: Fact Checker appears in the hard-copy Post!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017Part 2—Proceeds to turn water to wine:* Over at the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler has long been in charge of the paper's Fact Checker site. Normally, Kessler's work has only appeared on line. Each Sunday, though, some sample of his work has appeared in the hard-copy Post. In this way, the Post has turned devotion to fact into a once-a-week, Sunday event, like the old-fashioned visit to Grandma's house or the long, lazy nap on the porch. Today, though, Post breaks the mold! In the past few weeks, the mainstream press has made a decision—it cares about... more »

The Individual vs. Globalism

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Civilizations come and go, rise and fall; the individual remains. The post The Individual vs. Globalism appeared first on Waking Times.

John Humphrys isn’t all bad

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Who was it that said John Humphrys is not *all* bad? I know I read it somewhere recently. Hmm. I tapped “John Humphrys’ into the search engine over at Biased-BBC to see if Alan had said it, but the first thing that came up was from September 2011 by someone called Sue. (!) (It made quite a good read, if I say so myself) Anyway, I think I recall complaining about his hectoring style, which emerges on days when he’d obviously got out of bed on the wrong side. You know, when he comes across all bullying and irritable, and interrupts people he dislikes, so that they can’t finish ... more »

U.K. Supreme Court Rules Parliament Must Vote on Brexit

Steve Byas at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: u-k-supreme-court-rules-parliament-must-vote-on-brexit] The ruling by Britain's Supreme Court that the popular referendum by the British people to leave the European Union must be voted on by Parliament should alert Americans that the best way to get out of an international super-state is to never join one in the first place.

Dow Jones passes 20,000 for first time per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38742516 Can you hear the gritted teeth?

Simon Pegg just got damn serious, giving an urgent message to our government [VIDEO]

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 15 hours ago
While the mainstream media has been relatively quiet on the war raging in Yemen, actor Simon Pegg is using his voice to raise awareness. And not just for the dire humanitarian catastrophe plaguing the country. But to demand the UK government stops selling arms to Saudi Arabia, which has been largely responsible for cutting off aid and leaving 82% of […] The post Simon Pegg just got damn... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Corbyn hands May her arse on a plate after the PM suggests she’s a hero of working people [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Theresa May appeared to suggest that she’s a hero of workers’ rights at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). But Jeremy Corbyn handed the Prime Minister her arse on a plate, saying: The threat to workers’ rights, Mr Speaker, is there every day. Six million earning less than the living wage. Many people, nearly a million, on zero […] The post Corbyn hands May her arse... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

London’s vegan chicken shop is more than just a fad [OPINION]

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Long queues have formed outside the world’s first vegan chicken shop: Temple of Hackney. Opinion about the London chicken shop has varied. RT described it as “peak-hipster”. But really, it’s much more than just a passing fad. Meat that isn’t meat It may seem strange that someone who has given up meat would want to eat something […] The post London’s vegan chicken shop is more than... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Mosul Campaign Day 100, Jan 24, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Soldiers and civilians in Rashidiya the last liberated district of east Mosul (Shafaaq News) 100 days into the Mosul campaign and east Mosul was finally liberated. At sunrise the 9th Division and Rapid Reaction forces seized all of Rashidiyaand Shreikhan. The 9th and 15th Divisions also took Bawiza, Baisan, Haditha, Jurf al-Milih and the Ninewa diary plant all in the northeast. Prime Minister Haidar Abadi then announcedthat half of Mosul was recaptured. The initial attack upon the city did not go well. The campaign plan stalled with forces in the north and south never reaching the... more »

Transpicuous News: Women's March Commentary

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 15 hours ago
After publishing Transpicuous News Jan 23, I receive a huge response about my segment on the "Women's March" that took place on Saturday. After multiple requests, I have edited the show to create a short 10 minute video of just the my "Women's March" commentary. To watch the entire News Show, please go to Removing the Shackles HERE: http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com.mt/2017/01/transpicuous-news-they-know-not-what.html

Top North Korean Defector Believes Kim Jong-Un's Regime Is Collapsing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times*: *North Korean Defector Says Kim Jong-Un’s Control Is Crumbling* SEOUL, South Korea — The highest-ranking defector from North Korea in years said on Wednesday that the days of the country’s leadership were “numbered,” and that its attempts to control outside information were not working because of corruption and discontent. “I am sure that more defections of my colleagues will take place, since North Korea is already on a slippery slope,” the defector, Thae Yong-ho, said during a news conference in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. “The traditional structures of... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Trump's healthcare pick invested in pharma stocks 3 months before proposing legislation that would benefit them Elizabeth Warren At Risk Of Losing Her Senate Seat In 2018, New Poll Shows Israel has announced that it will build 2,500 more settlement homes in the West Bank Report: Obama quietly sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority hours before leaving office Lane Bryant CEO mysteriously gone 4 months after key promotion A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks Sea levels could rise so much this century ... more »

The Central Mystery of the Earth and Man -- Solved

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 16 hours ago
The tallbloke site has another post on "Advanced Geometry Used By Prehistoric Architects", in the U.S. Southwest in this instance, with the "Pueblo Indians" of c. 1200 AD. Their buildings incorporated equilateral triangles, 45° and other "Pythagorean", or right, triangles, and the "golden rectangle" (whose longer side is 1.618 times as long as the shorter side). The post begins, "Another one to add to the ‘how and why did they do that?’ list of ancient sites. Years of research lie ahead." My response: *I have already done the years of research; I have already found the answer, 20 ye... more »

Dow Jones: finally above 20,000

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump has promised his countrymates to make America great again. Immediately after the inauguration, he began to dismantle the Obamacare, gave okay to the XL pipelines, removed the U.S. from the Pacific trade deal (whether this is helpful for the U.S. is a subtle question: China may replace the U.S. and benefit from the deal a lot), and revealed incredible plans to cut regulation by something like 75% and corporate taxes from 35% perhaps to 15%, among other things. Trump is also suspicious about the elections – millions of illegal immigrants and/or dead people could have vote... more »

Dangerous chemo mistake retracted by journal after two years

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
An oncology journal has retracted a 2014 paper that contained a potentially fatal mistake. Specifically, the paper suggested that a chemotherapy drug be injected intrathecally — i.e., in the spine. But according to the retraction notice, the medical literature has unequivocally shown that that form of treatment is “uniformly fatal.” The retraction comes approximately 18 months after […] The post Dangerous chemo mistake retracted by journal after two years appeared first on Retraction Watch.

World News Briefs -- January 25, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Government of Xi Jinping has issued warnings to the US on a number of issues. Jason Redmond, Reuters *ABC News Online*: *China warns Donald Trump via US media to stay out of South China Sea dispute* China has sent its strongest message yet to US President Donald Trump that it will not back down on its claims in the South China Sea. In a rare move, a senior Chinese official used an English-language interview to warn the new administration not to challenge Beijing over the territorial disputes. "There might be a difference [of opinion] over the sovereignty of these islands but ... more »


LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
*The Voice of Idaho?* DNC Chair candidate Sally Boynton Brown goes off on a long rant (below) about white privilege at the DNC Chair Candidates Forum (January 23rd, 2017). Her way forward for the Democrats is, *"If you're white, shut the hell up."* I really hope that she is elected DNC Chair. She could do a lot to advance the further destruction of the Party. They need to move further left in the hopes of being the party of grievance rather than the "party of the common man and woman" - which is quickly becoming the party of President Trump. *A Winning Strategy* If I was DNC Chai... more »

Horrifying Video Shows Cops Sic K9 on Innocent Man While Filming Them

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: k9]An Ohio man was attacked by a police K9 as he filmed officers making an arrest. The resultant video is horrifying and infuriating.

Who Needs Icebreakers!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/china-begins-construction-of-polar-icebreaker/ As we know, Arctic sea ice is rapidly disappearing. That is why China is building a new icebreaker. This will join at least 14 new Russian ones: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/2015/12/these-are-russias-new-icebreakers And the US has plans to build its own $1bn ship. https://www.adn.com/politics/2016/05/24/congress-takes-a-big-step-toward-funding-a-new-1-billion-arctic-icebreaker/ […]

Fixing Democracy

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump announced yesterday that the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines are once again in play. Is there anyone who doubts that the Koch Brothers are behind those initiatives? Money has always been the mother's milk of politics. But these days, George Monbiot writes, it's dirty money: The dirtiest companies must spend the most on politics if they are not to be regulated out of existence, so politics comes to be dominated by the dirtiest companies. It applies across the board. Banks designing dodgy financial instruments; pharmaceutical companies selling outdated drugs; ga... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 25, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Alleged DF-41 TEL on the road. *Popular Mechanics:* *China Announces Deployment of New Long Range Nuclear Missile* In a rare move, China has publicly announced the deployment of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Dong Feng ("East Wind") -41 missile, or DF-41, can carry up to a dozen nuclear warheads and China claims it has the longest range of any nuclear missile in the world. The announcement of the missiles is likely a warning to U.S. President Donald Trump, who is known for sharply worded anti-Chinese rhetoric and has announced plans for a new ballistic missil... more »

Some Predictions For China In 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
An aerial photo taken in January this year shows a Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (centre), during military drills in the South China Sea. Picture: AFP *Debra Killalea, National Interest*:* Five predictions for China in 2017* CHINA will not be intimidated by Donald Trump as its ambitions to become a stronger military power look set to grow even further this year. This is just one of the predictions forecast by academics and experts from the University of Sydney who spell out what issues the Asian powerhouse is likely to face in 2017. From military ... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Scott Sinclair offers his take on what we can expect Donald Trump to pursue in renegotiating NAFTA, and points out that while there are some options which might boost Canadian manufacturing and other sectors, it's also possible that matters could get far worse for the citizens of all three included countries. - Dave Seglins, Rachel Houlihan and Zach Dubinsky report on how Canada's lax system of corporate transparency and lack of enforcement allows us to be used by international tax evaders. And Justine Hunter highlights Bev Sellar... more »

Can Schumer And Trump Hammer Out A Bipartisan Infrastructure Approach While McConnell And Ryan Jeer From The Sidelines?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Trump gave us a glimpse of his idea of infrastructure yesterday when he signed executive orders to re-start the approval process for the Keystone XL Pipeline, for the Dakota pipeline, to rush through environmental reviews and to reduce regulations. Trump touted the Keystone XL as a job creator, although he didn't mention that it will create only 35 or so permanent jobs. This is no way to get a serious infrastructure initiative off the ground. Congressional Democrats are eager to work with him on implementing an infrastructure plan that make sense and, in fact, yesterday's *NY Time... more »

Piers Morgan’s war on the Women’s March blew up in his face, and he’s now having a humiliating public meltdown [VIDEO, TWEETS]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
It all started with disgraced former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan launching a Twitter war against the 21 January worldwide Women’s March against Donald Trump. In reaction to Morgan’s sexist tweets, actor Ewan McGregor walked out of a planned interview with him on Good Morning Britain. What happened next feels more like an episode of 30 […] The post Piers Morgan’s war on the Women’s March blew up in his face, and he’s now having a humiliating public meltdown [VIDEO, TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
After an awkward first weekend, the Trump administration is hitting its stride: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.... Trump ... is expected to ban for several months the entry of refugees into the United States, except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place. Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Li... more »

Planned Parenthood provides much needed prenatal care...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 17 hours ago
*except they don't.* It's a lie. Just like it's a lie that they do mammograms. They don't. Breast exams? Two years ago I carefully reviewed all the year end fiscal reports on PP. I noticed something significant. The number of "breast exams" was almost identical to the number of abortions. I don't have an advanced degree, but even with my lowly little bachelors degree, it didn't take long to figure out that every women who went to PP for an abortion also had the "breast exam" box checked. And, ladies and gents, other than handing out birth control pills to under-aged girls with... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*End state monopolies in education!* Donald Trump's Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos is getting flak from both sides - from the left because she is not fully committed to unionized public education, from the right because she appears at least neutral on the "Common Core" national standards mandated by the Obama administration. Education is important - it is how we pass on our civilization. Accordingly, we should fight monopolies, whether structural from the public sector or intellectual from the "treasonous clerks" of academia. It is to be hoped that Ms. DeVos both understan... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Changing climate has stalled Australian wheat yields (?)* *As Warmist articles go, the study below shows unusual statistical sophistication. But the connection to Warmism is tokenistic. The article would read much the same without reference to Warmism. And it is refreshing that the model they use has had extensive validation. Most unusual! Warmist models normally have no predictive skill whatever.In the end, however, they find that weather has reduced potential crop yields, not mainly via warming but mainly by reduced rainfall: "lower rainfall accounted for 83% of the ... more »

The U.S. Prepares For War In Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
X-37B. YouTube *Anniston Star:* *U.S. military space budget estimated at $25 billion* It’s the first day of a war between the world’s largest military powers. From a launch pad somewhere in Asia, a rocket rises into the sky. Its payload: A robot designed to sneak up to a U.S. military satellite, grab it and steer it off course, knocking it out of the fight. Elsewhere on earth, high-powered lasers flash into space, trying to blind enemy sensors peering down from orbit. Generals fret over whether to use satellite-killing missiles that could fill orbits with deadly debris. It sounds ... more »

(Media Slayer Dies at 56)   CIA As Organized Crime (Organized? Come On!) It's Just the Scary Russia Bit Again   (Obama's Legacy Disappears With Rest of Constitutional Rights?)  Trump's Trade Policies & Corporate Raider Tax Plan  (Repudiation of Non-Progressive Dems:  No Need To Win Dem Party If Donors Bolt?)  Nader Says Sanders Now Dem Party Leader and Should Rally Troops  (President Zuck (Not Finn))

BREAKING! US Intervention in Syria? Not under Trump Udo Ulfkotte, Media Slayer, Dies in Heart-Attack As Germany Descends into dictatorship If you believe in truth, freedom of speech, and democracy, th(e)n you want Dr. Udo Ulfkotte to haunt the (failed!) media profession AND his coward former “colleagues” who chose to take the easy road in life and pay lip service to their masters:

Small Study Shows BIG Success: Fecal Microbial Transplants and Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Teresa Conrick I am a big believer in the bacteria of the Microbiome being a huge piece in Autism. This study,hot off the press, has me hopeful and optimistic because I have a severely affected daughter with both a...

A Sunni-Arab - Iran Rapprochement?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah *Reuters:* *Kuwait to deliver message to Iran on dialogue with Gulf Arab states* Kuwait's foreign minister will make a rare visit to Tehran on Wednesday to deliver a message to President Hassan Rouhani on a "basis of dialogue" between Gulf Arab states and arch-rival Iran, Kuwait's state news agency reported. The visit comes days after Rouhani said countries including Kuwait had offered to mediate in the escalating feud between Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni power Saudi Arabia. Kuwaiti news agency KUNA quoted Foreig... more »

7 Minutes on CDC

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel When you listen to Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s seven minute talk on practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you quickly realize that our children are being sacrificed on the high altar of corporate greed. What...

Dachel Wake Up: Dr. Ari Zaretsky to Debate Andrew Wakefield's Research with Journalist Lawrence Solomon

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 21 hours ago
By Anne Dachel January 31, 2017, Canadian journalist to debate Andrew Wakefield's research with Toronto psychiatrist, Dr. Ari Zaretsky Back on Jan 11, reporter Lawrence Solomon wrote a story for The Financial Post entitled, “How vaccine safety turned into one...

Never been consulted : First Nation blocks construction of TransCanada pipeline under river

White Wolf at White Wolf - 21 hours ago
Pipeline protesters outside Fort McMurray are attempting to block construction of a natural gas pipeline because the Métis community says they weren't consulted about the project that runs underneath a key nearby water source. "No. We've never been consulted with," said Raoul Montgrand, Chard Métis Society president. "The reason why I'm doing this is the land." Chard is a hamlet about 120 kilometres south of Fort McMurray on Highway 881. The pipeline, being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is a 20-km section that will connect to the existing Kettle River line. The federal cabine... more »

There's No Business Like The Arms Business

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson arrives for a meeting with US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York on January 13, 2017.Mike Segar/Reuters *Business Insider:* *There's no business like the arms business — here's how the Pentagon's top weapon supplier did* WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, Lockheed Martin beat on both the top and bottom lines in its quarterly earnings — a result that comes after President Donald Trump criticized America's priciest weapons system and the crown jewel in the defense giant's portfolio: the F-35 Lightning II. *Here's some background prior t... more »

The Mail Bag

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
I occasionally get back channel coms that deal with the blog. Here are some Q and A for your amusement. The Mail: LL - you said that you always fly first class on commercial airline flights. How do you do it? (R. Mc) Response: I buy a first class ticket and pay to sit in the sky lounge before the flight eating "free" snacks. This is my point. If somebody else is paying for the flight, why not fly first class? I rarely pay for my own flight on an airplane. Vacations are often "bussman's holidays" where I work and play on somebody else's dime. No, I'm not the 44th President of th... more »

X22 Report, “Trump's Truth Bombs Are Pushing The Elite's Propaganda Out Into The Open “

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
X22 Report, “Trump's Truth Bombs Are Pushing The Elite's Propaganda Out Into The Open “ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukKWS1rTeHk

The U.S. Navy Is Rushing To Develop Laser Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
© REUTERS/ John Williams/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters *Mike Fabey & Kris Osborn, National Interest*: *The U.S. Navy is Moving at Warp Speed to Develop Super Lasers* *Laser weapons will be developed through a three-phased approach in order to fire the weapon from destroyers at cruise missiles, drones, aircraft and small boats.* The U.S. Navy is moving at warp speed to develop lasers with more lethality, precision and power sources as a way to destroy attacking missiles, drones aircraft and other threats. “We’re doing a lot more with lasers," Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, director, Su... more »

"No Other Discipline..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for those who have the vision to recognize it as such.” - Henry Miller

Greg Hunter, "Clinton Charity Is Massive Global Swamp– Charles Ortel"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Clinton Charity Is Massive Global Swamp– Charles Ortel"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Wall Street financial analyst Charles Ortel has applied the same research skills he does to see if a company has sound solvent accounting to the Clinton charity machine. Ortel has called the Clintons the “Bonnie and Clyde” of charity fraud. What does Ortel say now that the Clintons are shutting down their so-called global charity? Ortel contends, “The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was a fraud from the very beginning. It started in September of 2005 as an interesting idea that you would co... more »

Join our Local Data Lab

Megan Lucero at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 22 hours ago
The Lab will collaborate with a network of local journalists to find and tell powerful, regional stories. The post Join our Local Data Lab appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Recently Released CIA Documents Have Revealed That A Collision Between U.S. And Russian Nuclear Subs Occurred In The North Sea 40 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Official CIA documents have revealed that US submarine SSBN James Madison (pictured), collided with a Soviet, when it was maneuvering in waters off the coast of Holy Loch in Argyll, Scotland *Daily Mail:* *Two nuclear submarines CRASHED off the coast of Britain in an incident so serious 'it could have started WWIII' and was hushed-up for 40 years * * Naval incident took place in shallow waters near Holy Loch, Argyll in Scotland * US sub collided with Soviet counterpart in open waters of the North Sea in 1974 * Incredible incident revealed after millions of CIA documents published ... more »

Spreading Genetics

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
We sort of know all this, but what is important is that white skin and blue eyes gained an advantage that encouraged rapid intermarriage. This led to a huge expansion of that particular variation throughout perhaps a third of the global population. By that i mean that plausibly a third of the population may have Caucasian genetics as part of their blend. That advantage is still observed and is actually likely to sustained. Caucasian culture has been dominant and available globally for only a short time and this allows for mixed marriages with all other identifiable... more »

NYT in 1989: 'US Data Since 1895 Fail to Show [Global] Warming Trend'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
This is worth recalling. Just before the hysteria began we had a serious look see at all that data and the consensus conclusion was a century of no change. I would have expected some evidence of a trend as we were recovering from the Little Ice Age. That recovery obviously took place in the early decades of the nineteenth century instead. It is also apparent that global heat content does track solar output closely. All this makes the global warming story line even more absurd... *NYT in 1989: 'US Data Since 1895 Fail to Show [Global] Warming Trend'* *http://humansarefree.co... more »

Doctor In Italy Quells Parkinson’s With Overlooked Vitamin Cure

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
It appears that age related mental decline is caused by a decline in B1 uptake. This is obviously huge. We need oil based thiamin at least and for anyone losing smell it is likely necessary to bet on injections to bring the dosage up. Doctors are hugely reversing Parkinson's with this simple insight and we must expect serious improvement for all age related mental decline issues. This is easily adopted by anyone facing these issues and what is indicated is mega doses for all those losing function. This may empty those extended care homes. *Doctor In Italy Quells Par... more »

It’s time to Wake up to the Devastating Impact Flying Has on the Environment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
I have often wondered why this has attracted so little attention. This explains the why of it. Again we will shortly be entering a world of so called free energy as Tesla's discovery is finally exploited. Recall that our lab work has confirmed that this energy is easily released and my theoretical work explains why it works whil;e preserving conservation of energy. Thus i find it hard to get exercised over a fuel technology that can be replaced totally in five years.. . . *It’s time to wake up to the devastating impact flying has on the environment* *January 11, 2017 7.31... more »

The Gradual Disappearance of Jobs

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
*Stuck Between Fantasy And Reality* From the very beginning of industrial era, the idea of replacing humans with machines caught on and has persisted, to the point of appearing credible today. Indeed, breakthroughs in artificial intelligence are raising concerns about the significance of humankind in the future. That still far event horizon forecasts a society lead by strong artificial intelligences which may bring us to our obsolescence. Homo sapiens will be at best forced to the margins of active duty like the utopian post-work post-scarcity society in Iain M. Banks’s science-fic... more »

Mexico Ready To Quit NAFTA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP:* *Mexico ready to quit NAFTA if US talks fail* Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico drew red lines on Tuesday ahead of negotiations with US President Donald Trump's administration, warning it could quit the talks and a major trade pact if the discussions hit a wall. During the US election campaign, Trump vowed to make Mexico pay for a massive border wall and threatened to finance it by tapping into the $25 billion in remittances that Mexican migrants sent back home last year. "There are very clear red lines that must be drawn from the start," Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told t... more »

Digital Culture: Learn the Language before You Dismiss It

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 day ago
Go fearlessly into the Internet, but not blindly, says Virginia Heffernan – each corner of digital culture has its best practices. Not learning them is a disrespect.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syria's civil war is a complex conflict that involves ever-changing alliances and factions. Here's the who's who 👉 https://t.co/6fvar6dQbZ pic.twitter.com/YedMm2ti73 — AFP news agency (@AFP) January 24, 2017

Rejoice in the Best Country in the world.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
It's for ALL of us! Tomorrow is Australia day. It is not Invasion Day. Why we celebrate on the 26th January, doesn't really matter. It could have been on several other days, but, now, having decided years ago on this day, let's all celebrate our wonderful country. It has been called invasion day. Let's examine that. *Australia Day* is the official National *Day* of *Australia*. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Co... more »

"Write Your Worries On The Sand"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I walked slowly out on the beach. A few yards below high-water mark I stopped and read the words again: WRITE YOUR WORRIES ON THE SAND. I let the paper blow away, reached down and picked up a fragment of shell. Kneeling there under the vault of the sky, I wrote several words, one above the other. Then I walked away, and I did not look back. I had written my troubles on the sand. The tide was coming in." - Arthur Gordon

The Geopolitical Hotspots of 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*George Friedman and Jacob L. Shapiro, Maudlin Economics*: *These 4 Maps Show The Geopolitical Hotspots of 2017* In geopolitics, a deep understanding of geography and power allows you to do two things. First, it helps you comprehend the forces that will shape international politics and how they will do so. Second, it helps you distinguish what is important from what isn’t. This makes maps a vital part of our work, here at This Week in Geopolitics (subscribe here). So we have decided to showcase some of the best maps our graphics team (TJ Lensing and Jay Dowd) made in 2016. These ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Joint Chiefs Meeting* Defense Secretary James Mattis meets with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, Jan. 23, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

Where Is Former President Obama?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Barack and Michelle Obama arrived at Terrence B Lettsome International Airport in the British Virgin Islands on Monday night after flying in on Sir Richard Branson's jet *Daily Mail: Next stop, Necker Island:* *Barack and Michelle Obama are all smiles as they arrive in the British Virgin Islands on Richard * * Branson's private jet and head straight for his lavish private island retreat * Barack and Michelle Obama touched down in British Virgin Islands on Monday * The couple posed happily for a photograph with airport staff after their arrival * They flew in to the Caribbean on ho... more »

Trump Press Secretary Spicer Spawns A Cottage Industry Overnight!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Noah* Who said Trumpinsky wouldn't create new jobs? Well, Americans are hard at work today. It seems the Trump White House has created a whole new industry overnight. Since White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's Saturday-afternoon speed-lying freakout extravaganza, a whole new cottage industry, a cottage industry of *Spicer memes*, has exploded on social media. I predict these memes will soon be turned into lawn signs, window signs, and bumper stickers. If not, they should be, immediately! It's up to you. Join in! *Heaps of disdain, derision, and zero tolerance are calle... more »

President Trump Hangs A Panoramic Portrait Of The Inauguration Crowd In The White House Press Hall

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A photo delivered yesterday that will be displayed in the upper/lower press hall. Thank you Abbas! pic.twitter.com/Uzp0ivvRp0 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2017 *The Hill*: *Trump hangs portrait of inauguration crowd in WH press hall* President Trump on Tuesday shared an image of a panoramic portrait illustrating the size of his inauguration crowd that has been put on display in the White House press hall. Trump tweeted a photo of the portrait, which was taken by Washington-based photographer Abbas Shirmohammadi, during Friday's inauguration ceremony. *Read mo... more »

President Trump To Issue Executive Orders On Immigration And Border Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *President Trump is planning to sign executive orders on immigration this week* President Trump is planning to sign executive orders on Wednesday toughening immigration enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, part of a multi-day rollout of his long-promised crackdown on illegal immigration, officials familiar with the decision said Tuesday. The moves represent Trump’s first effort to deliver on perhaps the signature issue that drove his presidential campaign: his be... more »

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