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Thursday, January 26, 2017

26 January - Blogs I'm Following

11:23 pm MST

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 24 minutes ago
*Seahawk Boarding* Sailors and Marines prepare to board an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter aboard the USS Bataan in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 23, 2017. The Bataan is conducting a composite training unit exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Julie R. Matyascik

China Wants An Efficient Military Industrial Complex

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Photo: World Affairs Board *South China Morning Post:* *Can Xi Jinping’s arms production shake-up create China’s version of Lockheed or Boeing?* *Group headed by President Xi Jinping aims to overhaul nation’s antiquated weapons production system and increase ties between military and industry, say analysts* China’s creation of a commission headed by President Xi Jinping to increase integration between the nation’s military and industry shows Beijing’s determination to shake up the country’s bureaucratic and antiquated weapons production system, analysts said. Military observers b... more »

Trump takes on federal workforce of 2.8 million that's showing signs of stress

David E. Lewis, William R Kenan, Jr Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science; Co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions., Vanderbilt University atPolitics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
President Donald Trump signs an executive order implementing a federal government hiring freeze. AP Photo/Evan Vucci On Jan. 20, President Trump became the head of a sprawling federal bureaucracy. His first major actions as manager were to freeze federal hiring, curb the public statements of federal scientists and reportedly ask the senior management team at the State Department to leave. These actions are unsettling to a troubled federal workforce whose work will ultimately determine the success of his presidency. The United States government has a US$4 trillion budget and employs... more »

Kellyanne Conway Memes: Crazy Lady Now Roams The Halls Of The White House, America’s Newest Insane Asylum

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*by Noah* *Please take a trip with me to a time in the future to see what becomes of the crazy lady.* Many years from now, or maybe sooner, an old bag lady may be walking along Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue -- or maybe sitting cackling on the edge of the Dupont Circle fountain. She’ll be dressed in what looks to be a ragged old toy-soldier uniform, with some ragged old Nordstrom bags. In the bags, this sad, forlorn old woman, with hair like matted silver straw, will have some worn but autographed paperback copies of *The Art of ohe Deal*, some dried-up presidential pens, a few... more »

The Greatest Debt Producer That God Ever Created?

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 1 hour ago
[image: the-greatest-debt-producer-that-god-ever-created] Libertarians and conservatives are skeptical of the government's ability to do anything well. But there's one thing the government excels at producing: debt.

Rogue Scientists

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
Censorship begets a backlash: Steve Gorman. U.S. government scientists go 'rogue' in defiance of Trump. Reuters, January 26, 2017, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-resist-idUSKBN15A0DI

The Economist: The U.S. Is No Longer A 'Full Democracy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© Stephanie Keith / Reuters *Washington Post:* *The U.S. is no longer a ‘full democracy,’ a new study warns* The government of the United States got a downgrade this week: We're no longer a “full democracy,” according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's latest Democracy Index. For the first time, we were bumped down to “flawed,” thanks to an “erosion of public trust in political institutions.” According to the report's authors, a flawed democracy has free elections but “weak governance, an underdeveloped political culture and low levels of political participation.” Other countrie... more »

Next on Trump's List: Rein in the UN Dictators Club

Alex Newman at rss - 2 hours ago
[image: next-on-trump-s-list-rein-in-the-un-dictators-club] Establishment globalists were right to be concerned about the fate of their schemes. After a fast-paced first week of putting “America First” by targeting pseudo-“free trade” regimes and rogue regulatory agencies, President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to take on the United Nations. Its swarms of agencies, programs, bureaucracies, conventions, and associated schemes are also in the crosshairs. According to a January 25 report in the anti-Trump *New York Times*, which claimed to have seen a set of draft orders being ... more »

Did Trump Hang a Photograph of the Women's March at the White House?

dan@snopes.com (Dan Evon) at New Urban Legends - 2 hours ago
A photograph of Donald Trump's inauguration featuring the wrong date was hung at the White House, but the image did not show the Women's March on Washington

Who Are The Controllers?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Mees Baaijen* - We’ve all been spoon fed the idea that we are free citizens of sovereign countries. The post Who Are The Controllers? appeared first on Waking Times.

Fascism: A False Revolution by Michael Parenti

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 3 hours ago
Originally published Sept. 27, 2007 by Michael Parenti Writer, Dandelion Salad michaelparenti.org, 1996 January 26, 2017 Fascism is a false revolution. It makes a revolutionary appeal without making an actual revolution. It propagates the widely proclaimed New Order while serving the same old moneyed interests. Before World War I, Benito Mussolini was a socialist, but […]

Russia And China Wants The U.S. To Join Them To Split Up The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
© Photo: pixabay *Sputnik:* *Lavrov Calls for Russia, China, US Developing Ties Together* Moscow supports building open and honest relations between the United States, China and Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Lavrov called for creating such a "triangle," adding that it would not be directed against any state. *"We would like to see Russia, the US and China to develop relations together. This triangle should not be closed and directed to projects that will alert other states," Lavrov told lower house of parliament lawmakers.* *Rea... more »

What drones may come: The future of unmanned flight approaches

Brandon Stark, Director of the University of California Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety, University of California, Merced at Science + Technology – The Conversation3 hours ago
Drone via shutterstock.com The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 especially, significant technology improvements and regulatory clarity have paved the way for even more dramatic changes in the coming years. Among the biggest adopters of drones, and experimenters with them, have been universities. As the director of the University of California system’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety – effectively the drone headquarters of our whole 10-campus system – I have an excellent view of the drone industry’s... more »

Russian Foreign Minister: Russia Has No Illusions On Quickly Restoring Ties With The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks at a State Duma plenary meeting.© Vladimir Fedorenko / Sputnik *RT:* *Moscow has ‘no naive expectations’ about resetting ties with US – Lavrov* Russia does not have any “illusions” or “naive expectations” regarding a reset in the relationship with Washington under the new US administration, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The minister provided his views on bilateral ties while talking to Russian lawmakers on Wednesday. "We have no illusions that there will be a new ‘reset’ with the United States, we have no naive expectations," Lavrov sa... more »

The Process of Creative Destruction

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
*Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy* *Joseph A Shumpeter* In *Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy*, Joseph A Shumpeter uses the term “Creative Destruction” to refer to the endless cycle of product and process innovation through which new production units replace the outdated ones. According to Shumpeter, the entrepreneurs have a disruptive effect on the economy—when they establish new production units they take the marketshare away from the businesses with outdated production units. A vibrant capitalist economy is characterized by new systems being created and the obsolete product... more »

Warmest Ten Years on Record (Now Includes all December Data)

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Werner Brozek, Edited by Just The Facts The table below ranks the warmest ten years according to the five data sets I cover. For each of these ten years, the year is given followed by the average anomaly for that year. In all cases, 2016…

Arctic Ice Takes Revenge

Originally posted on Science Matters: Vessels Kapitan Dranitsyn and Admiral Makarov ‘marooned’ in east for the rest of winter after getting trapped off Chukotka. Russian Convoy Takes Advantage of Reduced Arctic Ice Extent In the first such crossing since Soviet times, the convoy had earlier delivered supplies for the world’s first floating heat and power…

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "Velvet Morning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Liquid Mind, "Velvet Morning" Liquid Mind ® is the name used by Los Angeles composer and producer Chuck Wild of the best-selling Liquid Mind relaxation music albums. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp3BuiupOrc&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Colorful NGC 1579 resembles the better known Trifid Nebula, but lies much farther north in planet Earth's sky, in the heroic constellation Perseus. About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions. In both, dust reflects starlight to produce beautiful blue reflection nebulae. But unlike the Trifid, in NGC 1579 the reddish glow is not emission from clouds of glowing hydrogen gas excited by ultraviolet light from a nearby hot star. Instead, the... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, “The Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Sea”* “The pull is so strong we will not believe the drawing tide is meant for us, I mean the gift, the sea, the place where all the rivers meet. Easy to forget, how the great receiving depth untamed by what we need needs only what will flow its way. Easy to feel so far away and the body so old it might not even stand the touch. But what would that be like feeling the tide rise out of the numbness inside toward the place to which we go washing over our worries of money, the illusion of being ahead, the grief of being behind, our limbs young rising from such a depth? What would tha... more »

The French Presidential Election-- Guest Post From Alan Grayson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*En campagne aux États-Unis, Benoît Hamon rencontre Bernie Sanders* *In France They Kiss On Main Street-by Alan Grayson* The Socialists in France are conducting a Presidential Primary this week. The first round was held last Sunday. Remarkably, the candidate who espoused the policies that people believed would improve their lives actually won that first round. Imagine that. Notably absent was any discussion of the grabbing of private parts, or the use of private e-mail servers. There was, however, a robust discussion of the right to privacy (or as it is called in Europe, “the ... more »

"Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* "Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"* by Chris Floyd *"Black milk of daybreak, we drink it at evening..."* – Paul Celan, "Deathfugue" "The children were walking to school. The young people were going out to a dance. The children stepped on a booby trap planted by a soldier. The young people were shredded by the nails of a suicide bomb. They were all blown up, destroyed. One moment, the force of life animated their biological matter, their brains seethed with billions of electrical impulses, the matrix of consciousness brought the entire universe into being, within them,... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

‘Warming’ and ‘The Pause’ Explained By Wind, Upwelling And Mixing

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Cooling and warming the surface of the Earth without energy loss or energy gain: a natural mechanism Guest Post by Wim Röst Abstract Upwelling is a massive force, well visible on world maps. Data provide evidence that the last century ‘Warming period(s)’ just may be caused by ‘less…

what now ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Musical Interlude: Renaissance, "Song of Scheherazade"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*Renaissance, "Song of Scheherazade"* Be kind to yourself, turn down the lights, close your eyes, relax and take the time to savor this extraordinary performance, highlighted by the incredible talent of Annie Haslam, whose astonishing 5 octave voice is on full display here. The high note she hits at the end- start at 22:15- is like nothing you have ever heard, or likely ever will, hear again. - CP

The Changing Face of Earth -- and back to the sea?

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 4 hours ago
There may be a silver lining to what's happened; the War on Science is now explicit. And defections to the side of science will turn into a flood. Stay tuned for info about the Scientists' March on DC. Organized by 314action.org. Meanwhile, get informed. Starting with the biggest picture: *Why Most Planets Will Either Be Lush or Dead: The Gaia hypothesis implies that once alien life takes hold, it will flourish.* In this excerpt from his new book Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future, David Grinspoon offers an insightful and – at times – inspiringly poetical view of the ... more »

Drone Warfare Will Be A Part Of President Obama's Military Legacy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The President in a counter-terrorism threat briefing at the National Counterterrorism Center in December 2015 (White House/Pete Souza) *Isabella McKinley Corbo, VICE News*: *Obama's military legacy: fewer troops, but a record number of drone strikes* While President Obama did reduce troops by 76 percent in Afghanistan and 97 percent in Iraq, he also sent 500 soldiers into Syria and is leaving office as the only president to serve two complete terms during wartime. And even while soldiers were coming home, the brand of warfare was shifting, from boots on the ground to stealth machin... more »

2017 isn't '1984' – it's stranger than Orwell imagined

John Broich, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 5 hours ago
A week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s “1984” is the best-selling book on Amazon.com. The hearts of a thousand English teachers must be warmed as people flock to a novel published in 1949 for ways to think about their present moment. Orwell set his story in Oceania, one of three blocs or mega-states fighting over the globe in 1984. There has been a nuclear exchange, and the blocs seem to have agreed to perpetual conventional war, probably because constant warfare serves their shared interests in domestic control. Oceania demands total subservience. I... more »

Epic Rescue of a Horse Trapped on a Mountain at 7,600 Feet!

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
While enjoying the backcountry winter playground of Boulder Mountain, Idaho, Chuck Whitesell, Ryan Miller, and a few other friends saw a horse that was trapped on the mountainside. The backcountry is great if you have a snowmobile, but this horse was unprepared for the harsh winter conditions and found himself stuck in deep snow. The friends immediately turned around to fetch supplies and orchestrate a rescue. Ryan Miller posted this on Facebook “Found the lost horses on side of Boulder Mountain at about 7600 ft. Not a good spot to call winter range. Gonna try to haul him some fe... more »

"We WERE There..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Someday stars will wind down or blow up. Someday death will cover us all like the water of a lake and perhaps nothing will ever come to the surface to show that we were ever there. But we WERE there, and during the time we lived, we were alive. That's the truth- what is, what was, what will be- not what could be, what should have been, what never can be." - Orson Scott Card "Now the voices and the sound of movement were gone, and the stream could be heard running quietly under its banks. The air was full of the scent of water and of flowers. She walked, quiet, while the house began... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Alexia Fernandez Campbell, The Atlantic*: *Is NAFTA Over?* *The presidents of Mexico and the United States are negotiating their new economic relationship in an oddly public way.* It only took a matter of days for the economic ties between the United States and Mexico to begin to unravel. Both presidents had been laying out their cards in the days leading up to their meeting, which was scheduled for Tuesday, when they were expected to start renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. On Tuesday, Enrique Peña Nieto told the Mexican press that he was prepared for Mexico... more »

Donald Trump and Mike Pence speeches at GOP retreat Jan. 26th...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*something to watch during cocktail hour.* And............................Mike Pence will be the headline speaker at the *March for Life* tomorrow. Kellanne Conway will be speaking tomorrow, too. And............................C-Span will be *covering the march. * *If you've never seen a March for Life, be aware that it will be a true palette cleanser after the vagina wearing "ladies who march"™* *Here's what you won't see at the March for Life:* - *foul language* - *nasty signs* - *angry women* - *speakers telling people to get f*ucked* - *speakers talking about ... more »

Women Carry Anti-Baby Signs at the Women's March on Washington?

bethania@snopes.com (Bethania Palma) at New Urban Legends - 6 hours ago

Democrat Congressman Compares Trump to Hitler Over Immigration

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: democrat-congressman-compares-trump-to-hitler-over-immigration] Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has so upset the liberal applecart that many Democrats just don’t know how to cope. But in a classic case of* Reductio ad Hitlerum*, at least one Democrat in Congress has found his safe place. In response to Trump’s immediate actions to keep his campaign promise to secure the border between the United States and Mexico, Gerald Edward “Gerry” Connolly (D-Va.) took to Twitter with a comparison to Hitler.

Ronda Rousey Road Tripped to Standing Rock Gave Supplies to Water Protectors

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
Ronda Rousey did a secret run to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to help water protectors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The UFC star teamed up with fellow Olympic judo athlete Pauline Macias and went to the prayer site in North Dakota to deliver supplies. We're told Ronda's group brought fresh fruit, veggies, bread, tents and wood-burning stoves. One source says Ronda didn't want recognition and tried to stay under the radar. By the way, Ronda was SMILING again -- which is great because we haven't seen a lot of that lately. As for the protest, the Sta... more »

"Life Is An Illusion: Playing Your Part"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Life Is An Illusion: Playing Your Part"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Having the wisdom to know that life is but a dream does not mean that we ignore living. As children, most of us sang that mesmerizing, wistful lullaby that ends with the words, “Life is but a dream.” This is a classic example of a deep, sophisticated truth hiding, like an underground stream, in an unlikely place. It winds its way through our minds like a riddle or a Zen koan, coming up when we least expect it and asking that we consider its meaning. Many gurus and philosophers agree with this mysterious obse... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Denial of the truth envelops our culture like a suffocating fog. People desperately need to understand the consequences of denial of this kind. It is profoundly damaging, and it kills. I have written at length about our national narcissism, and how that narcissism allows us to deny the immense crimes the U.S. government has committed in Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere. You would think the fact that our government has murdered well in excess of one million innocent people would be front page news every day. Of course, you would be wrong. You might prefer to believe that, since the... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
This chest-thumping is meant to intimidate, but in reality it's laughable: Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call. Big tough man! “I want you to quote this,” M... more »

World News Briefs -- January 26, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Crisis deepens as Trump floats 20 percent tax on Mexico goods to pay for wall* U.S. President Donald Trump could pay for a wall on the southern border with a new 20 percent tax on goods from Mexico, the White House said on Thursday, deepening a crisis after plans for a summit with the Mexican president fell apart. Trump wants the measure to be part of a broader tax overhaul package that the U.S. Congress is contemplating, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday. It was not immediately clear how the tax would work. Parts of the proposal that Spice... more »

The NHS is not a “cost”. It creates nationwide jobs, technology, growth and wealth. Oh, and health

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 7 hours ago
Where are the jobs and economic growth of tomorrow going to come from? One dead cert is healthcare. So it completely mystifies me that the NHS is always described as a “cost”, whereas increased spending on anything from cars (£71.6bn, up 3%) and games (£4.2bn, up 5%) to soft drinks (£14bn, up 2.7%) and pet products (£4.6bn, up 3%) is celebrated and can win someone a knighthood. The champions

Arizona State House Considers Bill to Block All Unconstitutional Federal Acts

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: arizona-state-house-considers-bill-to-block-all-unconstitutional-federal-acts] A bill is working its way through the Arizona House of Representatives that would prohibit enforcement of and cooperation with any unconstitutional act of the federal government.

China, World’s Oldest Living Civilization, Is Aging (Because of Atheism?)

Selwyn Duke at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: china-world-s-oldest-living-civilization-is-aging-because-of-atheism] China has long entertained dreams of being the world’s dominant power, but it has at least one notable impediment: Its population is aging at a rapid rate.

Trump Aims “Name and Shame” Policy at Sanctuary Cities

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: trump-aims-name-and-shame-policy-at-sanctuary-cities] President Trump directed DHS Secretary John Kelly to “make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens.”

Swedish Professor Issues a Wake-Up Call on Electromagnetic Frequencies

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - We are being inundated with EMF's with little understanding of the consequences. The post Swedish Professor Issues a Wake-Up Call on Electromagnetic Frequencies appeared first on Waking Times.

TrumpWatch: Week 1 – Trump declares war on women, Muslims, Mexico, and the planet

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 7 hours ago
Since his inauguration on 20 January, President Trump has wasted no time. And in our new TrumpWatch section, we’ll be bringing you all the news from Trump’s America. So without further ado, here’s what he’s been up to in his first week in power. 20 January – Chipping away at Obama’s legacy Trump almost immediately signed […] The post TrumpWatch: Week 1... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Hollywood star Shailene Woodley to return to Standing Rock to fight the pipeline

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
The Divergent actress pledged to continue her fight against the Dakota Access pipeline. Asked what her next move will be in protesting the pipeline, Woodley told MSNBC on Tuesday, “We mobilize.” In September, Woodley joined the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its allies on the ground in North Dakota to protest. Critics of the pipeline argue it would damage Native American cultural sites and could have disastrous environmental consequences. Woodley, who was arrested for protecting in Standing Rock in October, has also heavily criticized the use of force in removing peaceful protectors... more »

In the Midst of a World in Turmoil and Transition, What Do We Need to Do to Create Peace? by Graham Peebles

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 7 hours ago
by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England January 26, 2017 Throughout his Christmas message and in keeping with the hymn of the time, Pope Francis repeatedly called for Peace in our World. “Not merely the word, but a real and concrete peace” brought about by changing those attitudes, patterns of behavior and socio-economic systems […]

“During The Trump Era, Will Men Finally Start Acting Like Men Again?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“During The Trump Era, * *Will Men Finally Start Acting Like Men Again?”* By Michael Snyder "One of the primary reasons why Donald Trump is in the White House today is because he didn’t act like a typical wimpy politician during the campaign. The American people were hungry for someone who is strong, someone who is a fighter and someone who will stand up for what he believes. In other words, they wanted a man and not a wimp. Yes, Donald Trump has done and said some things that are very regrettable over the years, but many Americans were willing to overlook those imperfections bec... more »

Trump Executive Order to Ban Nationals of “Countries of Particular Concern”

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: trump-executive-order-to-ban-nationals-of-countries-of-particular-concern] President Donald Trump will soon sign an executive order that will suspend the issuance of visas to “nationals of countries of particular concern,” most notably, Syria.

Venezuela Has Run Out Of Money To Ship Its Oil

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A worker walks past a mural with a PDVSA logo at its gas station in Caracas August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *Foreign Policy:* *Venezuela Is So Broke It Can’t Even Export Oil* Fleet of rundown Venezuelan oil tankers carrying some 4 million barrels of oil and other fuels is wallowing in the Caribbean Sea. Not because of bad weather, or mechanical problems, but because Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela SA, doesn’t have the cash to get them to their final destinations. Beyond the obvious environmental risks, it’s doubly bad news for Venezuela, ... more »

First Ramble for a new year

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: C3B16AuXUAAEIJq] *Welcome to the new year’s very first Ramble! (The political year must really have started up down under.)* *I had plenty of things I wanted to talk about over the break, and found lots of stuff to show you, but with the help of the drinks cabinet I managed to restrain myself until now. Much of what I had to talk was oddly enough about one man and his activities, and reactions to him and them (can you guess who it is?) whose reign does and will continue to offer multiple opportunities to learn – on all fronts!* *So here are just a few of those many lin... more »

Quote of the Day: On not being fooled by economists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: quote-the-purpose-of-studying-economics-is-not-to-acquire-a-set-of-ready-made-answers-to-economic-joan-robinson-60-41-70] *“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”* ~ Joan Robinson PS: If only Robinson’s own economics was a match for her acerbic wit. Sadly … . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Who Thinks Trump Will Have An Impact On The 2018 Midterms?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
During the campaign Trump fared poorly when he tried interfering with Republican primaries. His crackpot candidates all lost. He endorsed and cut radio spots for Renee Ellmers (R-NC), the first woman in Congress to endorse him. Despite his help-- possibly because of it-- she barely managed to come in second in her three-way primary. *•* George Holding- 16,999 (53.4%) *•* Renee Ellmers- 7,527 (23.6%) *•* Greg Brannon- 7,320 (23.0%) Don't forget, *Republican* voters in the suburbs east, south and North of Raleigh, in Wake Forest, in Rocky Mount and way down in Dunn and Smithfield a... more »

Will a Doomsday Asteroid Destroy Earth in February 2017?

alex.kasprak@gmail.com (Alex Kasprak) at New Urban Legends - 8 hours ago
There may well be plenty of things to worry about, but a civilization-destroying asteroid is not one of them.

Mary Tyler Moore

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
I feel so old having witnessed the history that makes it necessary to work on all these obitutatrius and I dont know if they people were really all that important in the big scheme of things but they shaped the world I lived in and brought or civilisation beautiful things Mary Tyler Moore by my estimation was the 100% if you are looking for the perfect women Beautiful by any measure and when you hit that point on the tape measure who is the ultimate treasure is no longer math What she had was ever thing my generation looked for in a women spunky, smart, independ... more »

U.S. Must Stop Supporting ISIS in Syria

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Please note this is not an endorsement of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. I have some issues with her for example on 'missile defense' as she is a big promoter of that provocative project. But I've got to give her credit for standing up against US policy on Syria. She just returned from a secret trip to Syria and told corporate CNN news what Vanessa Beeley and Eva Karene Bartlett have all been saying for a long time now! "There are no moderate rebels."

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Stephen Parato* - So many people do the work of ‘the man’ for ‘the man.’ The post On the Duty of Civil Disobedience appeared first on Waking Times.

Nuclear Rip and Ship; Radioactive Waste Dilution- Lethal Underbelly of Private Nuclear Waste Revealed in US Lawsuit Against Trump Large Donor’s Corp.; Comment Deadline Friday 11.59 pm ET= NY-DC Time

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 8 hours ago
Private Nuclear Waste “Interim” Storage Facility Comment by Friday, 27 Jan. 2017, 11.59 PM Eastern Time(NY-Boston-DC-Atlanta, Miami, etc.) This is … Continue reading →

Carson Evaded Sen. Warren Questions on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Conflicts of Interest; How Many Real Estate Scions Are Needed as White House Assistants?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 8 hours ago
When you hear about public-private partnerships, urban redevelopment projects, the wall with Mexico, or even infrastructure and lead abatement keep … Continue reading →

White House Press Secretary: Border Wall Will Be Funded By 20 Percent Import Tax On Mexican Goods

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Washington Post:* *White House press secretary says border wall will be funded by 20 percent import tax on Mexican goods* MEXICO CITY--President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday called off a trip to Washington, after President Trump launched his plan to construct a border wall and insisted he would stick Mexico with the bill. The incident opened one of the most serious rifts in memory between the United States and its southern neighbor. Trump spokesman ... more »

WATCH: Cops Kick Family Off Their OWN PROPERTY So Big Oil Can Drill

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: property]An Alabama couple was served an injunction preventing them from accessing parts of their own property — so Big Oil can extract what it wants.

The look of love! Meet the little owl with heart-shaped face

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
This really is the look of love! This adorable little owl with a heart-shaped face will bring a smile to your face. The cute owl looks like she loves to pose, as she stares into the camera with a tilted head. It all gets too much for the model owl though, and she’s snapped yawning as she settles down for a snooze. The sweet pictures of the light-feathered barn owl were taken by real estate agent and amateur photographer Ck Patnaik, near his hometown of Bhubaneswar, in Odisha, India. Ck, 40, said: “I’ve never seen a barn owl yawning before – that’s my favourite one. “When I loo... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates January 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Euronews*: *Iraq: war of attrition on front line of battle for Mosul* The battle for Mosul is said to be entering a critical phase as Iraqi special forces try to drive ISIL fighters out of key positions on the west bank of the Tigris river. Both sides are waging a war of attrition in the northern Iraqi city, with civilians caught in the middle. ‘‘They’re on the move all the time”, says this member of an Iraqi rapid response unit. “But our forces and vehicles are spread out across the length of the river. On this side, there is Daesh, facing us. Some families are trying to flee u... more »

Trump Purges State Department, Is CIA Next?

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
If President Trump's State Department purge is any indication, expect him to clean house at the CIA too. The post Trump Purges State Department, Is CIA Next? appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Womens Marches: “John Podhoretz Needs To Take A Chill Pill”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“John Podhoretz Needs To Take A Chill Pill”* by OregonMuse "Some serious pants-wetting by John "Nervous Nellie" Podhoretz in Commentary Magazine because of the Vagina march: “This is where the follow-through on Saturday’s “women’s marches” will tell the tale. It would be a terrible mistake for conservatives, Republicans, and Trump supporters to pooh-pooh this mass event, which happened simultaneously in several cities and towns, with a gross turnout dwarfing any mass protest in American history. Dismissing three million people taking to the streets nationwide would be an act of wi... more »

Is Trump some version of mentally ill?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017We have a deep, serious problem:* On Tuesday evening, the New York Times' Nicholas Kristof appeared on CNN with Don Lemon. We were struck by what Kristof said that night, and by what he fled from saying. In his second segment with Kristof, Lemon played tape of Trump press secretary Sean Spicer discussing Trump's claim that 3-5 million illegal votes were cast in November's election. On the videotape, Spicer struggled with reporters' questions about Trump's unfounded statement. After Lemon played tape of this session, he and Kristof engaged in a brief d... more »

This former State Department extremism expert just blew a hole in Trump’s Muslim register

Nafeez Ahmed at The Canary - 9 hours ago
A former senior State Department official has blown open US President Donald Trump’s plan to restrict immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. The plan, outlined in new executive orders, calls for an initial 30-day ban on entry of travellers from those countries – even if they have visas. This is just the beginning. The Trump Administration insists these are just immigration... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

While London chokes on smog, India makes massive strides in protecting the environment

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 9 hours ago
London’s air pollution has been worse than Beijing at some points during January. China’s capital is notorious for its smog. But it looks like London is gaining this reputation as well. Pollution levels have been particularly high in the City, Westminster, Kensington, and Camden. The levels refer to PM2.5, particulate matter (or fine particles of dust) smaller […] The post While London... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

While everyone was distracted by Trump, the UK government put an NHS contract worth £515m up for sale

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 9 hours ago
On 20 January, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. His inauguration resulted in a huge divide across the world. With such a reaction, it was hard to avoid any mention of the T word. So perfect timing for the UK government to quietly advertise the sale of an NHS contract worth £515m. […] The post While everyone was distracted by Trump, the UK government put an NHS... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Syrian Rebel Groups Unite To Wage War Against Islamists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Free Syrian Army fighters help a fellow fighter, who was injured during fighting near Qabasin town, northern Syria, Jan. 12, 2017. *VOA: **Rebel Infighting in Northern Syria Intensifies* Clashes between rebel groups and their onetime al-Qaida-linked ally, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, have intensified in northern Syria with the jihadists accusing their former allies of having entered into a conspiracy against them. The infighting, which erupted Tuesday as Russian-mediated peace talks were ending inconclusively in the Kazakh capital, Astana, has become a struggle for mastery between the ji... more »

Betsy and Eric: Privatizing Education and the Military in God's Name

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
From Democracy Now, which is viewer funded. Please donate. In this web exclusive, investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept talks in depth about Trump’s team, from unofficial adviser Erik Prince to Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

Manning Up

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 10 hours ago
This morning, Chelsea Manning, the imprisoned whistleblower who had called out our military's barbarism in Iraq through a series of videos disseminated to Wkiileaks, penned an op-ed today in the *Guardian*. Entitled, "Compromise does not work with our political opponents. When will we learn?", she laid out the Obama administration that had pardoned her in its final hours. It's inartful and reads like a dry book report but we can forgive Manning for this as she isn't a professional journalist or writer. What is important are the point she makes in pinpointing exactly where ... more »

Arrests at BIW on June 18

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
The jury will have to decide whether our Zumwalt 12 protest at Bath Iron Works during the 'christening' of a new more than $4 billion 'stealth' destroyer was a legal use of our first amendment rights of free speech. The trial will be held at the Sagadahoc County Superior Court (752 High Street in Bath) on February 1-2 at 9:00 am. We will gather outside at 8:15 am to hold banners and signs for 30 minutes before entering the court room. We will provide signs and banners and invite the public to join us. Please keep in mind that the bridge in Bath is now under construction and fo... more »

President Trump To Order 'Safe Zones' For Refugees In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Trump says he will order 'safe zones' for Syria* U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he "will absolutely do safe zones in Syria" for refugees fleeing violence in the war-torn country. Saying Europe had made a tremendous mistake by admitting millions of refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern trouble spots, Trump told ABC News in an interview: "I don't want that to happen here." "I'll absolutely do safe zones in Syria for the people," he added, without giving details. According to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, Trump is expected to order the Pe... more »

The End of an Institution

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
The White House Press Briefing Room as we know it, will soon be no more. Its replacement will be four times as large and it will located at the White House Conference Center, across the street from the White House. Plans are being drawn up as I type. Currently, the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room is a small theater in the West Wing of the White House. It is located between the workspace assigned to the White House press corps and the office of the Press Secretary. The White House press corps will no longer have offices in the White House. They can make do as best they can at a sm... more »

CIA Poised To Crack Down on Whistleblowers If Torture Program Restored

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
With Trump signaling he favors illegal torture, the CIA is positioned to crack down on whistleblowers who inform public of return of illegal programs. The post CIA Poised To Crack Down on Whistleblowers If Torture Program Restored appeared first on Shadowproof.

Senior State Department Officials Resign as Trump Administration Takes Over

david.emery@snopes.com (David Emery) at New Urban Legends - 10 hours ago
A State Department spokesman said the resignations of four career foreign service officers weren't voluntary.

Did Sean Spicer Tweet Out His Password?

bethania@snopes.com (Bethania Palma) at New Urban Legends - 10 hours ago
The White House press secretary tweeted a string of characters that some are assuming to be his Twitter password.

Did John Wayne Once Say He Believed in White Supremacy?

dan@snopes.com (Dan Evon) at New Urban Legends - 10 hours ago
A quote from actor John Wayne came from a 1971 interview with "Playboy" magazine.

Mexico's President Cancels Meeting with United States President Donald Trump

brooke@proper.io (Brooke Binkowski) at New Urban Legends - 10 hours ago
The move came after Trump signed legislation on a controversial border wall to be built between the United States and Mexico.

Open Thread

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Time for a new one......

Trump's First Week: A Win for the Elite, a Loss for the People

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 10 hours ago
My last article attempted to stay grounded in reality regarding the need to keep in check any expectation the Trump presidency will be any different from previous administrations, knowing whoever occupies the White House is simply the elite’s figurehead puppet choice. Based on the rhetoric expressed in his inaugural address, the article title alone claiming “Trump has declared war on the ruling elite” already appears to be way off base from the actual truth. Less than a week into office and the real Donald Trump presidency has already reared enough of its ugly head to reveal that hi... more »

Russia's Cyber Community Shocked By Recent Arrest Of A Top Russian Cyber Security Expert

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Kaspersky Labs specialises in the production of antivirus and internet security software. Source: Reuters *The Telegraph*:* Russia arrests top cyber security expert amid allegations of treason* The manager responsible for investigating hacking attacks at Russia's biggest private cyber security firm has been arrested amid allegations of bribery and treason involving senior intelligence officers. Kaspersky Lab, a world-leading cyber security firm based in Moscow, confirmed the arrest of Ruslan Stoyanov, the head of its computer incidents investigations team, on Wednesday. “The case... more »

Were British Jets 'Buzzing' Russian Warships As They Crossed The English Channel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* © Photo: UK Defence Ministry *Previous Post*: Britain's Navy Keeps Eye On Russia's 'Ship Of Shame' As It Crosses The English Channel *WNU Editor:* I could be wrong .... but looking at the above photo I have to wonder if this British jet is close enough that one can claim that it is "buzzing" the Russian warship .... something the Russians are always being claimed of.

U.S. Army Tanks Recently Deployed To Europe Arrived With Dead Batteries And Little Fuel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Two soldiers walk past armored vehicles at the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Col., is headed to Poland for a nine-month rotation as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES *Washington Free Beacon:* *U.S. Army Tanks Arrive in Europe With Dead Batteries* U.S. Army tanks recently deployed to Europe arrived at a port in Germany, some of them with dead batteries and without sufficient fuel. The Wall Street Journal reported this week on logistical challen... more »

First Nations Women Stake Mining Claim on Minister Bill Bennett’s Property (British Columbia, Canada)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Via Mining Watch Canada: “Friends of MiningWatch 24 January 2017, 1.40 pm EST First Nations Women Stake Mining Claim on … Continue reading →

World News Briefs -- January 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Mexico president cancels Trump summit as wall taunt deepens spat* Mexico's president on Thursday scrapped a planned summit with Donald Trump in the face of insistent tweets from the U.S. president demanding Mexico pay for a border wall, a deepening spat that threatens Mexican efforts to salvage trade ties. However the White House left open the door for a possible rapprochement. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the United States was keeping open lines of communication with Mexico and looking to reschedule the meeting. Taking a page out of Trump's playbook, Presid... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Democrats are at a party retreat in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Politico has a brief story about how they're seeking to improve their outreach to Trump voters: Senate Democrats geared up for battle with President Donald Trump by preparing to talk to people who voted for him.... Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) moderated a “discussion with Trump voters," according to a draft [retreat] schedule obtained by POLITICO.... Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), along with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), held a session on “speaking to those who feel invisible in r... more »

"Anti-Trump Protestor lights a girl's hair on fire!"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/nnERQIhsCFc Love Trumps Hate - unless you're setting fire to a Trump supporter of course.

Trump needs to Go to Twitter Rehab, Dry Out and Sober Up!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*US/Mexican Wall is already Started* *Will Trump be Taken Down by a Tweet?!* As we all know, some people have some very strange addictions. Humanity is very aware of the typical addiction to alcohol, drugs, including cocaine and marijuana. Some poor souls are even addicted to glue, gasoline fumes and rubbing alcohol. But, in the past few decades we've seen how Sex, TV and Video Games can also become dangerously harmful and toxic to some people with fundamentally addictive personalities. With newly elected US President Donald Trump...it's Twitter. He is addicted to the "high" h... more »

Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- January 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Video footage shows @RoyalNavy's @HMSStAlbans escorting Russian warships near UK waters today. Full story: https://t.co/TtEy92mwoy pic.twitter.com/AHBSRQTdAf — Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) January 25, 2017 *DW*: *Russia, UK trade barbs as aircraft carrier Kuznetsov sails home* Moscow has accused London of staging a "show" by escorting a Russian aircraft carrier through the English Channel and criticizing Russia. Earlier, the UK defense secretary called the Admiral Kuznetsov a "ship of shame." Russian warships "had no need" for a British military escort, as they know "how to hold cour... more »

10 Sinister State Moves, Including Killing Protesters, Prove 1st Amendment is Dying

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: protest]Proposed legislation in at least ten states seeks to crack down on protest and quash your constitutional right to dissent against the government.

City Suing OxyContin Co. for Causing Opioid Epidemic by Allowing Criminal Trafficking

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: oxycontin]In a first of its kind lawsuit, a city is suing the makers of OxyContin for allowing millions of pills to flow into the hands of black market dealers.

Cop Claims He Punched Handcuffed 14yo Girl in the Face Twice in ‘Self-Defense’

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: girl]A cop his claiming he acted in self-defense when he punched a 14-year-old handcuffed girl in the face twice while putting her in his squad car.

Preliminary Notes on Progressive Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
I apologize for inflicting this on you all, but I’ve found that blogging helps me think through ideas and questions—especially given the Duck’s readership. So, without further introduction, here are some half-baked notes on Progressive foreign policy. Preliminaries The 2016 primary contest highlighted the general atrophy of progressive foreign-policy thought and infrastructure. Virtually the entire left […]

Theresa May’s tiny Brexit bill is a massive f**k you to Britain [TWEETS]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Theresa May has published the Brexit bill. And at under 140 words, it is one of the shortest parliamentary bills ever proposed. But it is also essentially a massive two fingers to parliament from May, because the bill gives her government free reign to negotiate whatever kind of Brexit she fancies. The bill Otherwise known as the European Union (notification […] The post Theresa... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Ken Loach and John McDonnell come together to slam the Tories’ ‘brutal’ welfare regime [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Ken Loach and John McDonnell came together on Wednesday 25 January to slam the Conservative government. In Kentish Town, the film director and Shadow Chancellor joined forces to call out the government on some of its most controversial policies. A moving vigil Outside Kentish Town Jobcentre, campaigners held a vigil for Lawrence Bond. As The Canary previously […] The post Ken Loach and... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Theresa May is selling our country down Trump’s fascist river to boost cheese sales

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 12 hours ago
On 26 January, Theresa May flew to the US in preparation for her first ‘grovelling‘ meeting with Donald Trump. But prior to her departure, anonymous government ministers told The Guardian exactly why May intends to heap praise on the new president. It’s because the government is “hopeful” that a good relationship with the President will give […] The post... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Report: The Entire U.S. State Department’s Senior Management Team Has Resigned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post: **The State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned* Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era. Tillerson was actually inside the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, taking meetings and getting the lay of the land. I reported Wednesday morning that the Trump team was narrowing it... more »

Message Alert Standing Rock Camp -- From Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Jan. 26, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Lakota, Dakota and Nakota at Standing Rock Camp call for mass civil disobedience where you are, and welcome people who are mobile and self-sufficient to the camp From Lakota, Dakota and Nakota at Standing Rock Camp Censored News Today, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 We are putting a call out immediately for allies and people to stand up where they are, mass civil disobedience as a showing of

Congress Plans to Repeal Obama Rules Through Congressional Review Act

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: congress-plans-to-repeal-obama-rules-through-congressional-review-act] The need to use the Congressional Review Act to undo rules (laws) set in place by unelected bureaucrats reflects the backward nature of rulemaking in Washington. An agency's rule, unless contested by Congress, becomes law.

Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
The Trump team has made it clear they are going after the highly unpopular individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The post Repealing Obamacare: The Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate appeared first on Shadowproof.

Daniel J. Olmsted: Obituary

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 12 hours ago
Below is the obituary posted on the site of the Fairfax Memorial Funeral home. We invite you to leave a message there. We share your grief. Thank you for your emails, prayers and kind words. We hope you will join...

Tohono O'odham Nation Tribal Leaders Say Wall With Mexico Will Not Be Built On Their Land

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
*“We have animals that migrate back and forth, and when you start affecting one animal, it’s going to change the entire ecological system,” says Tribal Chairman Edward Manuel.* “The plants that grow here rely on some of those animals, the animals rely on each other and we have to rely on all those in order to survive in our way of life.” Tribal leadership of Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona said they won't support a border wall project on their land. Part of their reservation extends into Mexico and covers 75 miles of the international border. The tribe’s chairman and vi... more »

Do you calculate if you should accept an invite to peer review? Please stop, say journal editors

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Scientists are always pressed for time; still, Raphael Didham of the University Western Australia was surprised when he fell upon a group of early career scientists using a spreadsheet formula to calculate whether one was obligated to accept an invitation to review a paper, based on how many manuscripts he’d submitted for review. “I recall […] The post Do you calculate if you should accept an invite to peer review? Please stop, say journal editors appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Former Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright Prepared To Register As A Muslim

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity. — Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) January 25, 2017 *FOX News*: *Madeleine Albright 'ready to register as Muslim' over refugee suspension* Madeleine Albright the former secretary of state, tweeted Wednesday that she is prepared to register as a Muslim in ‘solidarity’ as reports say President Trump plans on suspending the U.S.'s refugee program for 120 days. Albright said that there is no fine print on the Statue of Liberty and America must "remain ... more »

Crockpot Lit'l Smokies

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 12 hours ago
This appetizer is amazingly delicious and so easy to make. You just need BBQ sauce and the secret ingredient. What's that? Grape jelly. Sounds crazy, but trust me. It's amazing. You will need: 1 cup BBQ Sauce 3/4 cup grape jelly 2 package of Lit'l Smokies Dump the sauce and jelly into the crock pot and stir together. Empty the packages of Lit'l Smokies into the crock pot and stir until they are coated. Put the crock pot on low for 3-4 hours. Enjoy! [image: post signature]

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto Has Cancelled His Upcoming Meeting With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City, November 9, 2016. (Reuters) *NBC:* *Mexico’s President to Trump: ‘I Will Not Attend’ Scheduled Meeting* Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has scrapped an upcoming meeting with President Donald Trump in the wake of fiery back-and-forth over which nation will pay for a border wall between the two nations. "This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the business meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the @POTUS," Nieto tweeted. Trump tweeted earlier Thursday that if Mexico refuses to pay for the wall it mi... more »

New |York Times Replaced by Black Box. World Relieved

Fred Reed at 13 hours ago
“Things looked bleak for the Angels when they trailed by two runs in the ninth inning, but Los Angeles recovered thanks to a key single from Vladimir Guerrero to pull out a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox at … Continue reading →

ABC: One of many dishonest MSM who needs to take a flying leap...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*I don't care where.* We don't have cable so the interview with Donald Trump and David Muir is not available for us to view. Oh, sure - there is parts of it posted on YouTube, but they have opinion voice-overs, fade outs and fade ins, and it's chopped into 4 or 5 parts. That's what I call "fake" news. I don't trust it and I won't post it. It's way past time for the White House and President Donald J. Trump to quit even talking to these people. In the future all information should be directly supplied to the citizens from the White House and should be available to all - not just ... more »

The Disposable President

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 13 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein) *W*hen this Hindenburg of an administration crashes and burns, and it surely *will* one way or the other, Donald Trump may well be the one to write the world's first amorality play. His administration, at this time, is exactly 120 hours old and we're seeing the emergence of true fascism erupting in our nation with a speed and industry that would've made Hitler call his top aides into the Reichstag to yell at them and ask them, "Why can't we be as efficient as Trump?!" Yesterday alone in the United States of Gotham ... more »

FALSEHOODS, MISSTATEMENTS AND LIES: The possible madness of King Donald Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2017Part 3—Crazy men tell no lies:* On Tuesday morning, the New York Times did something very exciting. Above the fold, right there on page one, the dull-witted newspaper placed the word "lie" right in a front-page headline! Above the fold, out on the front page, there the thrilling headline stood. Donald J. Trump had repeated a lie, the large bold word clump said: *Meeting With Top Lawmakers, Trump Repeats an Election Lie* On the hard-copy front page, that's what the headline said! Today, we learn an astonishing fact. According to the Times' Dan Barry, edi... more »

Britain's Navy Keeps Eye On Russia's 'Ship Of Shame' As It Crosses The English Channel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
In a picture released by the British Ministry of Defence, UK ships and aircraft shadow the Russian Petr Velikiy (C) and the Russian Admiral Kuznetsov (top) as they pass through the English Channel January 24, 2017 (AFP Photo/L(Phot) Dave JENKINS) *Daily Mail:* *Royal Navy warships and RAF jets follow Russian aircraft carrier past the white cliffs of Dover once again as the vessel returns from a brutal bombing campaign in Syria * * Admiral Kuznetsov is surrounded by a Russian fleet including the Pyotr Veliky cruiser in the Channel today * But it is being 'man marked' throughout by ... more »

Doomsday Clock Has Been Moved Closer To 'Midnight'. The Election Of Donald Trump Is Being Blamed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *The Doomsday Clock just moved again. It’s now two-and-a-half minutes to ‘midnight.’* It's now two-and-a-half minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be nigh. The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown to the End of it All by taking away 30 seconds — the closest the clock has been to Doomsday since 1953, after the United States tested its first thermonuclear device, followed months later by the Soviet Union's hydrog... more »

If you use this research tool without permission, you’ll hear about it

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Sometimes, a seemingly run-of-the-mill retraction notice turns out to be much less straightforward. Such was the case with a recent retraction of a 2016 paper in a journal published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, apparently over permission to use an evaluation scale designed to test whether patients take their medications as […] The post If you use this research tool without permission, you’ll hear about it appeared first on Retraction Watch.

President Trump Calls Chelsea Manning An 'Ungrateful Traitor' For Her Criticism Of President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017 *CNN:* *Trump calls Chelsea Manning 'ungrateful TRAITOR' for Obama criticism* (CNN)President Donald Trump called Chelsea Manning an "ungrateful TRAITOR" in an early morning tweet Thursday, the President's first public comments since the former army private and leaker had her sentence commuted by former President Barack Obama. "Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been... more »

Meet the Inevitable Effect of a $15 Minimum Wage — The “Big Mac ATM”

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: minimum wage]McDonald's is reacting to the minimum wage hikes, not by paying employees more, but by making the employee obsolete. A robot's minimum wage is $0.

Trump's crowd and leftists' fake news and propaganda

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Trump critics love to say that he wears too long a tie but he has has small hands – which is supposed to be an insult of a sort which I can't possibly understand because the hands look totally normal and if their size is below the average, I don't see what's wrong with it. Well, I also like to wear a tie that is as long as Trump's and fashion policemen's and policewomen's problems are their own, not my, problems. After the inauguration, they have added another small thing. He must have had a small crowd, too. A bizarre pissing contest has emerged around a number that is completely ... more »

Donald Trump is Nothing but a Bad Nixon Remake

Amanda Murdie at Duck of Minerva - 14 hours ago
The following is a guest post by Dani Nedal, PhD Candidate at Georgetown University and Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University. The surprising political ascent of Donald Trump has prompted two contradictory reactions. One is the impulse to declare Trump, and everything about him, “unprecedented” (nay, unpresidented!). The other is to search through history for the […]

SEATTLE -- Rapid Response to Trump's DAPL and Keystone -- Photos by Matt Remle

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Photos copyright Matt Remle Article and Photos by Matt Remle Censored News Last night, we held a rapid response to Trump's executive actions to complete the Dakota Access pipeline and bring back the Keystone XL pipeline. Not only was it amazing to witness such quick last minute organizing, but there was a phenomenal turnout of people. It is a blessing to be around such

Grizzly Bear Looks Like He's Levitating as He Takes A Huge Leap

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
*A grizzly bear appears to be levitating as he dramatically flies over the surface of a creek in pursuit of salmon.* Using his own unique method of fishing, the 400lb (180kg) male bear first observed the swimming fish to select his prey. Once committed to an attack, he took a huge leap into the air and lifted all four paws, appearing to hover above the water. The boisterous brown bear then body-slammed the water, creating a huge splash and managing to scoop up a tasty salmon in his mouth. Radiologist Rimma Aronov, 47, captured these spectacular photographs at Moraine Creek, near... more »

More bad press for fox hunting as Tory councillor is forced to resign over offensive comments [VIDEOS]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
A Tory councillor has resigned after making offensive comments to a woman who challenged his behaviour on a hunt. Charles Carter, a former councillor for Breckland Council, handed in his resignation following his suspension. And coming after reports of hounds attacking family pets, it is more bad press for the pro-fox hunting lobby. Offensive and lewd Linda […] The post More bad press for... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

David Cameron helped destroy the health service, but now he’s getting rewarded for it

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 14 hours ago
On 25 January, Alzheimer’s Research UK announced its new president. The figurehead role is designed to represent the charity and encourage others to support it. But to the dismay of supporters of the charity, David Cameron’s name was announced. A man who helped wreck the UK’s national health service while Prime Minister. The announcement Alzheimer’s Research […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

A refugee has drowned while tourists laughed and told him to ‘go back home’ [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS CONTENT WHICH MAY UPSET THE READER Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a refugee drowned in Venice, Italy. The man, thought to be from Gambia, a country which has been on the brink of war, died in the icy waters of the Grand Canal. But instead of helping him, onlookers filmed, […] The post A refugee has drowned while tourists laughed and told him to ‘go... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

President Trump Plays 'Hardball' With Mexico

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Trump: Mexico should cancel meeting if it won't pay for wall* U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, should cancel his scheduled visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for a wall he has ordered constructed along the border. "The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers... of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," Trump said... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 101, Jan 25, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The expected pause in operations after the liberation of East Mosul has now begun. The Joint Operations Command said that the battle for west Mosul would be completely different than the east. For one, the terrain is different. In east Mosul there were large government complexes like Mosul University and the provincial council complex where there were no civilians. East Mosul is much more compact and residential. The Islamic State has also taken thousands of civilians with them from the east to be used as human shields increasing the difficulty of the fight. On the other side of t... more »

Cop Charged After Shooting into Car Full of Innocent People for No Reason

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: car]While listening to one officer's orders to back up her car, an innocent woman and her 5 passengers bumped another cop's car, who then shot at them.

President Trump Wants Congressional Support For His Agenda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Roll Call:* *Trump’s White House Charm Offensive a Contrast to Solitary Obama* Spokesman: New president wants ‘strong bonds with congressional leaders’ Eric Schultz, a senior aide to then-President Barack Obama, delivered the line with a perfect deadpan. The delivery, including the glance toward reporters, summed up the Obama administration’s view about hobnobbing with Congress. “On Thursday, the president and first lady will attend the Congressional Ball at the White House,” Schultz said on Dec. 2, pausing for a second before delivering the punchline — “one of our favorites.” R... more »

U.S. Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Meets Syrian President Assad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN:* *Gabbard says she met with Assad on Syria trip* (CNN)Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard met with President Bashar al-Assad during a secret, four-day trip to Syria, she told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday. "When the opportunity arose to meet with him, I did so because I felt that it's important that if we profess to truly care about the Syrian people, about their suffering, then we've got to be able to meet with anyone that we need to if there is a possibility that we can achieve peace," the Hawaiian congresswoman said. When asked by Tapper whether she had reservations about meetin... more »

Rand Paul Unveils ObamaCare Replacement Bill

Michael Tennant at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: rand-paul-unveils-obamacare-replacement-bill] Senator Rand Paul has introduced legislation to repeal much of ObamaCare and replace it with reforms giving Americans greater flexibility in purchasing health insurance and care.

In The Trump Era, Who Needs Ethics Rules?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Ro Khanna is holding PhRMA's feet to the fire in the House* Former Congressman Chaka Fattah started his 10 year prison sentence yesterday, after being convicted last June for fraud and bribery charges. Wednesday was a busy day for corrupt lawmakers. Nebraska's most heinous Republican state legislator, Senator Bill Kintner finally announced he is resigning... just as his colleagues were about to kick him out of the Senate. He called a press conference and told the media "To paraphrase Richard Nixon, you won't have Bill Kintner to kick around anymore." He had been fined for having cy... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Many of us are horrified at the proposal being floated in the Trump administration to bring back torture and the CIA's "black sites." Only a president as appalling as Donald Trump would seriously consider something like that, right? Well, no, that's not quite true, as BuzzFeed's Ali Watkins and Chris Geidner make clear: *That New “Black Site” Plan Isn’t New, It Came From Mitt Romney’s Campaign* A draft executive order reviving Bush-era detention and interrogation policies that circulated on Wednesday is a revised version of the “most comprehensive” executive action on the topic prop... more »

Big Time

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Everywhere you look, Donald Trump is looking for a showdown. California has hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to take him on in his battle over sanctuary cities. New York mayor Bill DeBlazio vows that the city's police will not cooperate with Trump's program to round up illegal immigrants. And then there's Trump's battle with the three million facts who didn't vote for him. But, Michael Den Tandt writes, the big showdown -- the one with China -- is just around the corner: The U.S. Navy is the guarantor of last resort for international law and international shipping throu... more »

Trump Prepares Orders Aiming at Global Funding and Treaties per NYTimes.com 'Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any activity that circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This New York Times report https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/united-nations-trump-administration.html will cause apoplexy at the institutionally anti Israel BBC. 'The Trump administration is preparing executive orders that would clear the way to drastically reduce the United States' role in the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as begin a process to review and potentially abrogate certain forms of multilateral treaties. The first of the two draft orders, titled "Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations" and obta... more »

For Young Children Etc: "Doomsday Clock" Announcement Doesn't Mean World Will Blow Up In 2 Mins 30 Secs

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 17 hours ago
I have written this for young children and others scared the world is about to blow up. If you read the news announcements today, you can understand why they seem to say this. Take them literally and that is exactly what they say. *Summary:* They have just set the "clock" to two and a half minutes, it does not mean that the world is about to blow up into dust in two and a half minutes. It’s like when a friend says “I could eat a horse”. They couldn’t eat a horse. They also don’t want to eat a horse. But they aren’t lying when they say that. They are just using vivid imagery. rea... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
Here, on the hope that this past weekend's protests will be just the start of an activist response to Donald Trump and his corporatist and authoritarian allies. For further reading... - Robert Booth and Alexandra Topping reported on last weekend's rallies from a global perspective. Tanara Yelland discussed the march on the ground in Washington, while Caroline Mortimer commented on the protest in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia and Morgan Modjeski wrote about the one in Saskatoon. And Kate McInturff rightly criticized far too many commentators for downplaying the significance of a widespread... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin Thanks to Trump, Scientists are Running for Office *Dow 20,000 is overrated Mexican designers show that Trump's proposed $25 billion wall could take 16 years to build Calexit: Record Number Of Californians Support Secession, New Poll Finds A brand-new species called the hermit crab caterpillar makes its own armour out of leaves 'They want the Iraqis to pay for that?': Trump's comments about Iraq's oil are stirring backlas India's capital just banned all forms of disposable plastic Here Is The List Of Donald Trump's "Priority" Infrastructure Projects Democra... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Mass.: State's public colleges see rise in hunger, homelessness* *What?? The "caring" Leftists who run Mass. have allowed this? Leftists care only about themselves* The state's colleges and universities are reporting that hunger and homelessness among students have increased over the past year, an alarming new disclosure that makes clear that many low-income students have far more to worry about than just exams and extracurricular activities. The findings, released Tuesday, come from a survey of administrators at the 29 state colleges and universities, 24 of which operate thei... more »

Pipeline Leaks 138,600 Gallons of Diesel in Northern Iowa

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
January 26, 2017: Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 138,600 gallons of diesel fuel leaked in Worth County. Authorities now say the Magellan pipeline ruptured near Hanlontown early this morning. Weather is impacting cleanup efforts. Those with the company say they have experienced pipe breaks before. “There will be a investigation on what caused release and what can be learned from this to try and help us and ensure this doesn’t happen again,” says Tom Byers, Manager of Government and Media Affairs for Magellan Mainstream Partners. Byers says they will continue clean up e... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Greenies still sympathetic to Nazism: "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning"* *Book by Timothy Snyder. Published in 2015 by the German media conglomerate, Bertelsmann. Review by William Kay* Black Earth was a collective endeavor. 14 archivists and librarians dug up the data. 30 academics and publishing execs reviewed drafts and submitted recommendations. The book was released simultaneously in every European language. It became a bestseller in four countries and won numerous awards. Snyder is American-born but is better known in Europe than the USA. Much of his su... more »

Dictator Alliance Demands UN Tax Agency for “New World Order”

Alex Newman at rss - 18 hours ago
[image: dictator-alliance-demands-un-tax-agency-for-new-world-order] The world's largest alliance of Third World dictators and governments, known as the Group of 77 (G77) plus China but composed of more than 130 regimes, is launching a fresh bid to establish a United Nations tax agency. It is all part of what the totalitarian grouping calls a “New World Order.” The latest phase of the controversial UN tax effort is being led by the autocratic Socialist Party regime of Rafael Correa in Ecuador, which assumed the rotating chair of the G77 plus Communist China alliance this month. It i... more »

The attitude of opposition MPs to human rights abuses shows how broken politics is [OPINION]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 18 hours ago
A meeting took place in parliament on Tuesday 24 January to discuss how politicians can deal with a crisis currently engulfing the UK. MPs from all parties were present, along with campaigners and journalists. But instead of showing a united front against systematic abuses that are literally killing people, the meeting just demonstrated how our politicians are failing […] The post The attitude of opposition MPs to human rights abuses shows how broken politics is [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.

Sartorial tip

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
May I come in? Here at ITBB we like Melvyn Bragg’s “In our Time”. I know Craig does, and so do I, even though much of it is over my head. This morning's edition about parasitism was fascinating. Even I could follow it. But here’s the thing. Do you remember this? Click on it; (g’wan g’wan) I urge you, as I know most of us can’t be arsed to click - but if you don’t, you won’t know what I’m talking about - but guess what. Call Anna Hughes immediately! Professor Steve Jones has a kind of update on the vexed question of Zebras and the reason for their distinctive markings. Never ... more »

Thankfully the liar Hillary Clinton didn't become US President

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/CdnfSYIDJDs This example is about Benghazi but there are other examples.

HuffPo Removes Prominent Writer's Post: Can You Guess Why?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Kim Stagliano Today really isn't the day to poke this Mama bear. Neither was yesterday. Tomorrow isn't looking good either. JB Handley and many others posted a piece from HuffPo on their Facebook pages. The post was by HuffPo...

Interview with Author James Lyons-Weiler, PhD on Commoditization of American Health

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Back in December, KARE11 TV in Minneapolis aired the story, UMN needs participants for landmark autism study. This report was on a major national study that will examine the genetics of autism. The video featured a dad...

"Pro-Abortion Activists Can't Answer This One Simple Question"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/clQ_bHMY_BM For the avoidance of doubt, I am pro abortion. But I'm not pro people supporting "the woman's right to choose" without limits or without consideration.

"We were here thousands of years" Mi'kmaq warrior chief says of Canada's 150th celebration

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
"We were here thousands of years and just within the last 500 years of the Europeans, pretty much our water is contaminated, the land is contaminated and it didn't take long for them to do it," said Levi. As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi'kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he's made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. "Where we are right now, like the frustration with Canada, we are struggling," said Levi, from Elsipogtog First Nation. "The First Nations are struggling. We're pr... more »

Worth 1000 Words

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
I'm on the road again. I leave you with this wordless valediction.

Predictive Linguistics, "Warnings for America"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"About Predictive Linguistics And Our Methods"* by Clif High "Predictive Linguistics is the process of using computer software to aggregate vast amounts of written text from the internet by categories delineated by emotional content of the words and using the result to make forecasts based on the emotional 'tone' changes within the larger population. A form of 'collective sub-conscious expression' is a good way to think of it. Predictive linguistics can be used to forecast trends at many different levels, from the detail of sales to individuals, all the way up to forecasts about e... more »

Support Ageing and Longevity Research in India

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
We write to draw the attention to the need for increased support for biological research of ageing and improving healthy longevity for the population in India. This subject is pressing and urgent for the global society, and for Indian society and economy in particular.

Trump Rally

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
What is happening is that the investment community is now factoring in a Trump premium. It is blindingly obvious that Trump is promoting business and a massive infrastructure rebuild. All this ensures a decade of steady growth and a rapid decline is unemployment as well. All this is hugely bullish. Eight years of stalling on a strategically needed pipeline is been replaced by a build order. Just playing catch up will fill the order books. This is all in the national interest as well and long overdue. . *WE DID IT! 5 Days in, President Trump Makes History (Obama Never Achie... more »

A New Problem Emerges For The Davos Elite

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
One of the better kept secrets of great wealth is that those who have it are not the sharpest minds on the planet. Much is inherited and the possessors never truly were challenged. Those that created great fortunes are obviously much better but then that too usually implies a narrow focus and great luck once in their lives that spun up into a great fortune. It does not suggest that any of them have broken out of the current economic paradigm which accepts poverty in the face of zero rational justification except economic ignorance. The harsh truth is that great money is unable t... more »

Sub-atomic Particles, while not Conscious, Possessed the Base Elements of Consciousness.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Not quite the image i imagine but it is getting closer. I go much further than this in that i understand that information itself is coded on two dimensional strips linked around two axis to form a mobius strip able to store number. This item does describe well our present grasp of particle physics outside the insights generated by my cloud cosmology. Cloud cosmology uses the neutral neutrino as it scaling aspect while present particle physics is working around the electron. Thus the real information density available to a typical electron is a couple of thousand bits of ordered... more »

Momentum Grows for Ocean Preserves. How Well Do They Work?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
. I have been preaching this doctrine for a decade and now it is becoming a mainstream movement. this is fantastic news and is vastly important. Rather than spinning its wheels pitching the weather, the United Nations needs to assert leadership on this issue. The big job will be to establish Refugio throughout the shallow continental shelf and support reef production as well. This alone can promote a huge increase in the global fishery as has already been shown in the Mediterranean. Really simple common sense methods alone will revolutionize the traditional wild fishery jus... more »

Free Planet - re-wilding in progress - re-align your allegiances

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
that new Free Planet cover has been up for a few days and already people are mailing me asking, "What the hell is RE-WILDING, Mike?" Like I'm gonna tell you... You gotta re-discover RE-WILDING for yourselves, people. If you don't, I turn 'free planet' into an intellectual dictatorship. Which I don't want. Which I will not do. But I'll give you a clue, "Your homeworld is not for Corporate Civilising," there's nothing worth raping for Profit here. Nothing... You homeworld is supposed to be RESPLENDENT WITH LIFE, nothing else. You'll come back and you'll say, "There are seven-point... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Here’s What Russia’s Military Build-Up in the Arctic Looks Like https://t.co/FDGN3kYE2o — IFFConsulting (@IFFConsulting) January 26, 2017

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

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours ago
How One Woman Reinvented School To Combat Poverty

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