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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

29 January - Blogs I'm Following

10:59 pm MST

In November, GA-06 Nearly Went For Clinton-- Are They Ready To Replace Tom Price With Progressive Democrat Jon Ossoff?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 58 minutes ago
The psychopath in the video above-- oh, watch this-- is Donald Bolena, Jr., one of the Republicans running for the GA-06 suburban Atlanta congressional seat that Tom Price is giving up if he's confirmed to be Trump's Secretary of Health. He was a big Trump advocate and his is what the American conservative mind has devolved into after years of Hate Talk Radio and Fox News. He calls himself Donnie. I hope he wins the GOP primary in this district just north of Atlanta. It sounds prohibitive for a Democrat to run there. The PVI is R+14 and in 2008 McCain beat Obama 59-40%. Four year... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Streamliners command the planetary roadways

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 hour ago
*Streamliners command the planetary roadways* by ÉirePort Streamliners command the planetary roadways. Keleg-miners create the paths. Fires of celebration inspire the masses. Heavens are opened to the common beings. ÉirePort | January 29, 2017 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-Bu - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Several Killed in Quebec City Mosque Shooting

brooke@proper.io (Brooke Binkowski) at New Urban Legends - 2 hours ago
Gunmen entered the building and fired on about forty people during evening prayers.

On the “blood-sucking,” “vampire-like” “exploiters” of labor

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
"The only kind of production a socialist government is interested in is the production of weapons, spectacles, and monuments, which enhance the power and prestige of the rulers—and of just enough consumers’ goods to prevent mass starvation or, perhaps, a revolt, either of which would weaken its power. Ironically, in Das Kapital, Karl Marx refers to capitalists as “blood-sucking,” “vampire-like” “exploiters.” It is clear, however, that it is not capitalists, but the rulers of socialism who are the genuine “blood-sucking,” “vampire-like” “exploiters” of labor. Minimum physical subsist... more »

Petition for Immediate Release of President Trump’s Full Tax Returns – Over 429,493 signed in 9 Days and Growing (Despite some deletions)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 3 hours ago
As of almost 9 pm on Sunday night, US Eastern Time, the petition is at 429,493 signatures listed. Sign petition … Continue reading →

This Valentine's Day, Why Not Send Your Favorite Republican "The Gift Of Lard"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*by Noah* American citizens have always been a generous people. Back when Nixon was president, American citizens began sending their president a record number of gifts -- so many, in fact, that a whole department had to be created just to deal with the ever-growing quantity of gifts sent to the White House. Back in the day, a staffer of a New York senator informed me that all members of Congress got presents from the public. but no one could begin to touch what Nixon got. Nor would you want to *touch* those gifts. We're not talking about the bribes that euphemistically go by the ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

cave of hands

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Trump and Bannon’s “America First”

Robert Reich - 5 hours ago
Donald Trump has reorganized the National Security Council – elevating his chief... more »

Fake Climate News Brings Costly, Unneeded Regulations

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: The 97% consensus on climate change is bogus By Larry Bell ~ Have you ever met one of those “climate change deniers” that we constantly hear about? That 3% of scientists who don’t care about our CO2-belching smokestacks and SUV’s causing polar bears to hyperventilate . . .…

This is How Climate Works – Part 2

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Mike Jonas /Continued from Part 1 3. The Models can never work In an earlier post, Inside the Climate Computer Models, I explained how the climate computer models, as currently structured, could never work. Put simply, they are not climate models, they are weather models,…

This is How Climate Works – Part 1

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Mike Jonas This is how climate works. It’s all about seeing the ocean and atmosphere separately: The sun directly warms the ocean. Cloud cover changes naturally, affecting the sun’s warming of the ocean. Cloud cover changes have only minor effect on the atmosphere. Ocean oscillations…

What do three CET reference weather stations used by the Met Office have in common?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Tom Barr Central England Temperature stations, long considered a benchmark, have been affected by land use change and urbanisation During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a cool period which coincided with snowy winters and generally cool summers, the temperatures fluctuated widely but with little trend.…

Gagged? Not Hardly

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Skating Under The Ice: The media is all abuzz with claims that the Trump Administration has “gagged” or “muzzled” the EPA. Under the headline Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees the news agency Reuters reports: On Tuesday, a source at the EPA said that staff had been told by members…

Who Needs Icebreakers!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: 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…

100,000 year ice age cycle linked to orbital periods and sea ice

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From BROWN UNIVERSITY Earth’s orbital variations and sea ice synch glacial periods The Southern Hemisphere has a higher capacity to grow sea ice than the Northern Hemisphere, where continents block growth. New research shows that the expansion of Southern Hemisphere sea ice during certain periods in Earth’s orbital…

Getting Tough Along the Borders

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Protests Against Trump’s Refugee Ban

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 6 hours ago
Dandelion Salad ‘Let them in!’: Protesters rally at JFK against Trump’s refugee ban RT on Jan 29, 2017 Protesters rally at JFK Airport during a demonstration against the new immigration ban issued by President Donald Trump. US judge blocks Trump’s order to ban Muslim travellers Al Jazeera English on Jan 28, 2017 Some visitors to […]

Surgeon accused of profiting from unnecessary operations on NHS patients

Melanie Newman at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 6 hours ago
A senior surgeon is under investigation by police and the health service over allegations he performed unnecessary surgery on NHS and private patients, in a case that raises serious questions about NHS oversight of its contracts with private health providers. The post Surgeon accused of profiting from unnecessary operations on NHS patients appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Trump's Order Suspending Refugee Program: Racism or Balanced National Security?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-s-order-suspending-refugee-program-racism-or-balanced-national-security] President Trump’s executive order suspending the controversial U.S. refugee program has been called a "Muslim ban" and condemned by the those who celebrated when Obama signed into law the bill on which Trump’s order rests.

Positive Morals Versus Coercive Dogma

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 7 hours ago
I submitted the following comment on American Thinker, to a post titled "The Catholic Church You Never Heard Of": *It is necessary to separate the personal morals espoused, from the dogmas insisted upon as being unquestionable, in a religion. This article seeks to defend the moral effect upon history of Catholicism.* *But Catholic dogma is advanced here, in the comments, with no supporting evidence other than arguments from authority, such as that "it is widely believed" (that is, that the vast majority of "Catholic" churches, or sects believe); or that (for example) the Inquisition ... more »

We Have Met the Enemy...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 7 hours ago
...and it ain't the Muslims. Just to give you a quick update on the state of affairs in Gotham City, the Joker has declared war on just seven Muslim countries in which he just happens, by some insane coincidence, to not have any business interests, but against the federal judiciary and virtually every one else. Last night alone, four, count 'em, *four federal judges* starting with Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn, issued blocks or emergency stays on Trump's/Bannon's Muslim ban. If you read this forum, then I'll assume you know about the massive anti-Trump demonstrations taking... more »

"Be Careful What You Wish For (Especially If It Is Hitler)"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Be Careful What You Wish For (Especially If It Is Hitler)"* by Scott Adams "As a trained persuader, I’m seeing a dangerous situation forming that I assume is invisible to most of you. The setup is that during the presidential campaign Trump’s critics accused him of being Hitler(ish) and they were sure other citizens would see it too, thus preventing this alleged monster from taking office. They were wrong. The alleged monster took office. Now you have literally millions of citizens in the United States who were either right about Trump being the next Hitler, and we will see that ... more »

Sticking my neck out.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
The is just a short one. I've finished my packing with my computer the last item to be unplugged. But first - a thought that's been on my mind for a long time. It's a little dangerous as thoughts go. It's critical about how we recognize Nov. 11 Armistice Day, the rememberance of those who have served in the military. It's also critical of the Canadian Legion, Canada's organization for veterans. Some years ago, I appeared before a very, very political Canadian government committee. It had been assembled in response to complaints from veterans about a film series from the National F... more »

Is Trump our Hugo Chávez? If so, what can we do about it (him)?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Andrés Miguel Rondón references this tweet when he writes: "Label ["the bad guys"]: the minorities, the politicians, the businessmen. Caricature them. As vermin, evil masterminds, haters and losers, you name it. Then paint yourself as the savior."* *"The recipe for populism is universal. Find a wound common to many, find someone to blame for it, and make up a good story to tell. Mix it all together. Tell the wounded you know how they feel. That you found the bad guys. Label them. . . . Caricature them. . . . Then paint yourself as the savior. . . . [E]nrapture them with a tale. ... more »

Ralph Nader: Trump’s Presidency Will Be Tumultuously Unpredictable

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Ralph Nader RT on Jan 28, 2017 Donald Trump is wrapping up his first week in office as the 45th president of the US – and the country is deeply divided. Millions are already calling for his impeachment, as violent protests take place across the nation. The new president is also at […]

On and on

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
It's worth noting that Sky News tonight is leading with: ...based on Boris's clarification: ,..which should take some of the hysteria out of the reporting over here, but probably *won't, *given that certain other broadcasters, namely the BBC, are doggedly sticking with their own inflammatory agenda: ...complete with the following additional BBC website homepage stories: British foreign secretary Boris Johnson's significant-seeming intervention is missing from the BBC website's homepage (and main article), remarkably. ******** *P.S.* That 'Amateur hour at the White House?' ar... more »

Quote of the Day: Message from the VP

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Today’s quote was plucked out by a protestor from then Gov Mike Pence’s 2015 Twitter feed: [image: C3TzxiBUcAERPk7] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Brutal reality about the immigration-policy motives of dominant states

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 9 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD I'm going to express this controversial generalization. The omnipresent propaganda of immigration is just that: propaganda. Immigration is virtually always solely to benefit the host country. It is never an act of charity, except incidentally for its propaganda value. Family reunification included. Immigration reception by aggressor nations is a mechanism to recruit

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
BBC watchdog presenter Samira Ahmed returns to her hobby-horse:

Indigenous elders: The Condor of South and the Eagle of the North can't be separated by a wall

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Prophecy says Native Americans of the North and the Indigenous of the South become together the Earth will awaken. All of our people have to make a new design for our children and the future generations. They said it is written in the stars and we have to make this work so they can move the spiritual energy. This will begin a new time when we can take the Spirit in our own hands when the Eagle and Condor reunite. The Elders of this continent remember and talk about a prophecy that foretold how we will come together and reunite as one. We are like a body that was broken into pieces... more »

X-Zone Boardcast Network - Stan Gordon

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
Stan Gordo Stan Gordon was the guest on this week’s program. Stan has been investigating the Kecksburg UFO case almost from the moment the reports of an object in the woods were made. He has interviewed dozens of people who say they saw the object in the air and on the ground. We talk about this and about the theory that it was a mistaken fireball or that it was a reentry vehicle. You can listen to the interview here: https://youtu.be/oUn4kdCq_3E The conversation wasn’t only about the Kecksburg UFO crash but also moved into the realm of cryptozoology and a discussion of Bigfoot. St... more »

Dreams destroyed

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Are you getting the impression: - that the BBC has now morphed into an anti-Trump faction? - that there's next to no attempt to deliver ‘balance’ (bringing in counter-views)? - that the BBC is proceeding from the underlying assumption that the Trump measures are morally and legally wrong? - that the BBC is (with rare exceptions) bringing on people on who substantiate that perspective? - that BBC presenters are acting only as midwives to the overall goal of illustrating what a dangerous man President Trump is? If so, please join the club. ******** T... more »

Echo chamber

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
This morning's *Sunday *began with an intra-BBC discussion of the Trump executive order between the BBC's new religious affairs correspondent Martin Bashir and the BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet. Of course, they *didn*'*t *give anything approaching a disinterested, hands-off, neutral, impartial take on the story. They both made their disapproval very plain indeed, and piled on argument after argument against the presidential move. Mr Bashir, in particular, appears not to have entirely broken free from his old 'MSNBC opinionated host' practices. ("Lyse, the... more »

Iraqi Green Card Holder Afraid Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Force Him To Return To Iraq

Roqayah Chamseddine at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
Not long into his campaign, President Donald Trump stood before a roaring crowd and called for a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. At the time, multiple polls showed a disturbing trend—that a substantive number of Americans supported a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Late January The post Iraqi Green Card Holder Afraid Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Force Him To Return To Iraq appeared first on Shadowproof.

Sunday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 9 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Branko Milanovic offers his take on how the U.S.' version of liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump and his ilk both by buying into corporatist assumptions about success, and by treating electoralism as the basis for political organization: In *economics*, liberalism espoused “neo-liberalism” which was the replacement economic ideology for social-democracy. It championed, especially under the Clinton-Blair duo, financial liberalization, much smaller welfare state, and so-called “meritocracy” which essentially meant the ability of the rich... more »

Do Global Temperatures make sense?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
From Clive Best: Do Global Temperatures make sense? Posted on January 27, 2017 by Clive Best How would you measure the temperature of the earth from mars? Well you could measure the infra red spectrum of the earth and then fit it to a black body spectrum to derive T. If you did that you would get an answer of […]

GOES-16 Preview

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Concerns: The first next generation US Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) was recently launched by the US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) on November 19th of 2016, designated as GOES-R. This new series of satellites will provide 34 meteorological, solar and space weather products. They orbit above a fixed point…

Politicizing Science at the US Dept. of Energy

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Big Picture News, Informed Analysis: How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity? The US Department of Energy (DOE) describes itself as the “largest federal sponsor of basic research in physical sciences.” It consumes $32 billion in federal spending annually, funding numerous projects connected to climate change and renewable…

Temperature Misunderstandings

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Clive Best provides this animation of recent monthly temperature anomalies which demonstrates how most variability in anomalies occur over northern continents. Beyond the issues with the measurements and the questionable adjustments, there is a more fundamental misconception about air temperatures in relation to “climate change.” Clive Best does a fine…

12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) to be held

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Via press release: It’s official! The 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) will take place on March 23-24 in Washington, DC. Attached is a flyer I hope you will read and forward to friends and foes alike. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United…

Central England Temperatures 1659-2016

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
From Clive Best: Central England Temperatures 1659-2016 Posted on January 28, 2017 by Clive Best There has been no change in UK average temperatures in summer(JJA) or in Spring(MAM) for the last 367 years. The two hottest summers were 1826 (17.6C) and 1976(17.8C). I remember 1976 as the perfect summer with two months of continuous sunshine, causing a […]

Homogenization of temperature data makes Capetown South Africa have a warmer climate record

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Playing around with my hometown data, I was horrified when I found what NASA had done to it. Even producing GISTEMP Ver 2 was counterfactual. Guest essay by Philip Lloyd The raw data that is fed to NASA in order to develop the global temperature series is subjected…

The ‘threat’ of climate change

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry A major disconnect in the discourse surrounding climate change is interpretation of the ‘threat’ of climate change. Last week I attended the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle. It was a very good meeting; once the talks are online, I will discuss a few…

Stunning Earth UHD imagery from new GOES 16 satellite

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Finally, a weather satellite showing Earth from space “goes” high definition. With five-times greater coverage, four-times the spatial resolution, and three-times the spectral channels than earlier generations of GOES-16’s Advanced Baseline Imager can provide more detailed imagery and multi-task in ways that previous GOES imagers could not. For…

GOES-16 Preview

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Concerns: The first next generation US Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) was recently launched by the US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) on November 19th of 2016, designated as GOES-R. This new series of satellites will provide 34 meteorological, solar and space weather products. They orbit above a fixed point…

Politicizing Science at the US Dept. of Energy

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Big Picture News, Informed Analysis: How does encouraging scientists to criticize government policy enhance scientific integrity? The US Department of Energy (DOE) describes itself as the “largest federal sponsor of basic research in physical sciences.” It consumes $32 billion in federal spending annually, funding numerous projects connected to climate change and renewable…

Temperature Misunderstandings

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Clive Best provides this animation of recent monthly temperature anomalies which demonstrates how most variability in anomalies occur over northern continents. Beyond the issues with the measurements and the questionable adjustments, there is a more fundamental misconception about air temperatures in relation to “climate change.” Clive Best does a fine…

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
I was quoted by Paul iddon in “Is Iraq relying too heavily on elite special forces?” in Al Araby, and by Wladimir van Wilgenburg in "Shia paramilitary groups to enter Iraq's Tal Afar despite Turkey's Opposition" in ARA News. Was mentioned by Rudaw in "UN warns west Mosul residents at 'extreme risk'" and in "The fight for Mosul: An assessment of ISIS tactics, key vulnerabilities" by Mike Furlong for Fox News. That last article was also reprinted by Shafaaq News. Several books on Iraq and the Middle East have mentioned my work as well. *Iraq: People, History, Politics* by Gareth St... more »

Effect Of Iranian Propaganda On Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Iran is now concentrating upon the war in Syria, but from 2014-15 Iraq was its major focus. When the Islamic State swept through Ninewa, Salahaddin, and Kirkuk provinces in the summer of 2014, Tehran was the first to offer assistance to the Iraqi government. Military support was only part of Iran’s program however. It also launched a sophisticated propaganda campaign to promote itself as the savior of Iraq. This was carried out on social media mostly via Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. At the center of this effort was Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force commander Gener... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 103, Jan 28, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
January 28 was the fourth day with a pause in operations in the Mosul campaign. The biggest news however didn’t come from the battlefield, but on the political front. That came from the Joint Operations command that announcedan arrest warrant for ex-Ninewa Governor Atheel Nujafi. Nujafi already had a warrant out for him from October for his collaboration with Turkey. Previously, his unit the Hashd al-Watani also known as the Ninewa Guards worked with the 16thDivision and helped free nine villages and neighborhoods on the northern front, and was securing the Hadbaa neighborhood. Gi... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*We thought we were free but with the tainted election of Donald Trump we have come face to face with an Orwellian 1984 world where **civil liberties and freedoms which were once taken for granted are gradually restricted or ended and always for the same reason ~ National Security and never ending war. The Revolution has officially begun with the world wide millions strong Women's March on January 21st which has sent a message to the world** and it will end with each one of us.* *We will no longer be silent and we have the power to change the system**: Allen L Roland, PhD * *"... more »

The Biggest Ethnic Group In Collin Peterson's District Is Germans. Do They Know What "Dreck" Means?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Collin Peterson-- not a real Democrat, a Dreck Democrat* The other day, I mentioned on twitter that 3 House Democrats-- all extremely reactionary, odious Blue Dogs-- had voted with the Republicans to make it more difficult for women to exercise their constitutional right to Choice: Henry Cuellar (TX), Dan Lipinski (IL) and Collin Peterson (MN). Several "I'm Pro-Choice But" buttheads on my twitter feed chimed in that Peterson is in a very red district where Hillary only took 31% of the vote and that the Democratic Party *needs* members like this to achieve majority status. I disagre... more »

The SciComm Challenge: Communicating Concepts In Climate Change

Kevin M. Folta at Science 2.0 blogs - 12 hours ago
Last December I took on a new challenge. I was asked to speak to a large Canadian audience of agricultural producers about climate change. ‘Bout time I stepped into a controversial area. I’m used to getting hassles and public records requests from lefty food activists that think my acceptance of scientific consensus in genetic engineering is dictated by multinational corporations. Now I can get hassles and FOIA requests from the multinational corporations that think my acceptance of scientific consensus in climate is dictated by lefty food activists. Good times. read more

Sir Mo Farah: Olympic champion criticises Donald Trump's...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
For what? 'Trump's executive order halted the entire US refugee programme and also instituted a 90-day travel ban for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The executive order also applies to those who hold dual nationality with one of the listed countries. On Saturday, a US judge issued a temporary halt to the deportation of visa holders or refugees stranded at airports . rump border policy: Key points Farah does not have dual nationality or hold a Somali passport and it is understood his advisers are trying to clarify the situation with the US ... more »

"Within minutes ministerial advisers were spinning that the result was better than expected"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Here's a transcription of Dominic Casciani's allegedly headache-relieving *From Our Home Correspondent *talk today. Before you read it though, please peruse this (accurate) comment about it from an earlier thread: And now, here's Dom: *Transcript, From Our Home Correspondent, 23/1/2017* There were so many bundles of papers submitted to the Supreme Court in the Brexit appeal that if each sheet had been placed end to end they would have stood four and a half miles high. The hearings and judgment in this remarkable case have felt to me like an abridged version of what happened ... more »

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017–Part III

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The final three categories from the government’s UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017. A rather vague and woolly statement. It is important to put some of these claims into perspective. As HH Lamb reported in his book, “Climate, History and the Modern World”, growing seasons in England […]

Homeland Security: President Trump's Executive Orders Will Not Be Impacted By Recent Court Rulings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Homeland Security: Judge's stay has little impact on travel ban* A federal judge's emergency order halting deportation of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations trapped at U.S. airports will have little impact on the overall implementation of President Trump's executive order, the Department of Homeland Security said Sunday. "President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place — prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety," DHS said in a state... more »

Rappers Unite — Do Better Job than Govt Getting Flint Clean Water

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: water]Rappers, artists, and actors all joined hands to help the residents of Flint, Michigan deal with the ongoing health crisis.

DEA ‘Chief Propagandist’ Says Agency Knows Pot is Safe, Keeps it Illegal for Profit

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: dea]“Marijuana is safe, we know it is safe. It’s our cash cow and we will never give up,” former DEA spokeswoman Belita Nelson told the crowd.

TEPCO Searches for Melted Fuel in Reactor 2, Encounters Very High Radiation Level But No Fuel, Yet

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
It is an unsolved mystery: Where is the missing reactor fuel from unit 2? Does it remain in the bottom of the reactor or has it melted into the basement or beyond? TEPCO is still trying to answer these questions: Kohei Tomida and Takashi Sugimoto (January 27, 2017). TEPCO starts full survey inside Fukushima No. 2 reactor vessel. THE ASAHI SHIMBUN, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201701270073.html On Jan. 26, TEPCO inserted a camera-installed pipe into the containment vessel through a hole that had been made for the survey robot “Sasori” to pass through. The radiation level ... more »

Standing Rock Water Protectors Rally at Sundance Film Festival -- Video by Earl Tulley, Dine'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Click arrow below to watch video. Video by Earl Tulley, Dine', at Sundance Film Festival 2017 Listen to this dramatic video, words and songs, of Standing Rock Water Protectors at Sundance Film Festival. Youth talk about being shot with bean bags, rubber bullets, by Morton County. Water Protectors protested Chase Bank, a sponsor of the festival. A Censored News original video by Earl


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
Politico's Blake Hounshell is making a premature call: *President Trump’s First Defeat* "It's working out very nicely,” President Donald Trump said on Saturday afternoon as he signed his latest batch of executive actions. “You see it in the airports.” It was the usual confident swagger from a man accustomed to getting his way. But by then, a revolt against the president’s immigration order was already brewing.... By 7:30 in the evening, protests at major airports across the United States had swollen, a federal judge was hearing a legal challenge, and cable news networks -- with one... more »

American Intifada

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
*Intifada*: from the Dictionary of Modern Arabic; a "tremor, shudder, or a shiver." Derived from the Arabic root *nafada,* which means to shake, shake out, dust off, to shake off one's laziness, to have reached the end of, to be finished, to rid oneself of something, to refuse to have anything to do with something, to break with someone." There's a whole lot of shaking going on these days. Judging from the mass protests erupting in the first post-inaugural week, millions of people are refusing to have anything to do with the new president. They want to break up with Donald Trump, ... more »

Trump’s Ban on Refugees is Creating a New Refugee Crisis and More Terrorists

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: refugees]Trump's ban on refugees entering the US in the name of fighting terrorism only creates more refugees — and more terrorists.

Russia Tries Nation Building In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with Syrian opposition representatives in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 27, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin) *Maxim A. Suchkov, Al-Monitor*: *Russia offers outline for Syrian constitution* On Jan. 27, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hosted a group of Syrian opposition representatives in Moscow. After the talks earlier this week in Astana, Kazakhstan, Moscow was looking to double down on its mediation role, even though big news wasn’t expected from the meeting at Russia’s Foreign Ministry. A Russian journalist covering the event w... more »

One Week Of Resistance Against President Trump: Interview With Sarah Jaffe

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Sarah Jaffe, a journalist, Nation Institute fellow, and author of “Necessary Trouble: Americans In Revolt.” Jaffe talks with us about the first week of resistance against President Donald Trump. We discuss everything from the millions, who came out for the Women’s The post One Week Of Resistance Against President Trump: Interview With Sarah Jaffe appeared first on Shadowproof.

Cop Runs Over 15yo Boy, Leaves Car On for 10 Minutes as He ‘Burned Alive’

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: burned]The officer ran over the boy, saw him trapped under the car, and didn't even turn off the engine to stop him from being burned alive.

Study Reveals Why LSD Trips are So Long and How it Can Treat Depression & Schizophrenia

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: lsd]For the first time, scientists reveal why LSD trips last so long and realized this could be used to treat depression and schizophrenia.

Could NATO Survive If The U.S. Withdraws?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOA:* *Could NATO Survive without US Support?* The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is seeking ways to save NATO if the United States decides to cut back on its support for the alliance. European leaders are not sure what to expect under the new U.S. administration. President Donald Trump has questioned the future of the 67-year-old alliance, calling it “obsolete.” Trump accused European nations of not paying their fair share to support NATO operations. In addition, he has said the alliance has not been used effectively to fight terrorism. On Thursday, British Prime Minister ... more »

Comments On Prince Charles’ Book

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.amazon.co.uk/Climate-Change-Ladybird-Expert-Book/dp/0718185854/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485698679&sr=1-1&keywords=ladybird+prince+charles Prince Charles’ Ladybird book is now officially released. I suggest we might want to leave a few comments!

This collective act of make-believe is devastating our environment and our budgets

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/28/collective-act-make-believe-devastating-environment-budgets/ Booker has a round up of our energy policy farce this week: The oddest thing about the political crisis gripping Northern Ireland was what triggered it. In 2012, under an EU ruling that burning wood was “carbon neutral”, the Northern Irish government, led by Arlene Foster and Martin […]

From another planet (to the BBC)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Talking of tweets, here are a selection from former Sky foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall - perhaps suggesting why he was never the BBC's foreign affairs editor! - Obama increased forced deportations by more than 20% compared to Bush. Not a peep from Horrified of Hampstead. - Wait, many countries ban Israelis from visiting! I feel an outraged petition coming on. Don't you? Hello? Hello? Oh, perhaps not. - Petition signers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your memories of not signing when China, Russia and S Arabia came here. - I've had an i... more »

"And Michael Gove and Donald Trump"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Just as a follow-up to a post yesterday that mentioned the less-than-entirely-impartial-seeming tweets of BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Somerville, here's another which appears to reveal about three 'BBC biases' at one go:

Quotable quote

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Ah, Andrew Marr and his little jokes! Here's how he began today's show: So, what do you do when the President of the United States grabs you by the hand and starts to squeeze? You keep gamely smiling on, remembering your inner vicar's daughter. There may be quite a lot of brave smiling still to come.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Trump Wants to Downplay Global Warming. Louisiana Won’t Let Him ~Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg*

Their little secret

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Talking of *The World This Weekend, *this week's edition ended with an interview with historian Julian Jackson of Queen Mary, University of London. He was on to talk about General de Gaulle and, guided by Ed Stourton, went on to give his views on what the former French leader would make of Donald Trump and Brexit. Professor Jackson ended by saying: I think when he sees the mess of Brexit he would say, 'I told you so'. A spot of Googling shows that Professor Jackson was part of IN - Academics for BritaINEurope - his views on Brexit surely being known in advance to the team at *T... more »

"Captain Kirk Meets Ashley Judd- Hilarious!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Captain Kirk Meets Ashley Judd- Hilarious!" "The Enterprise has a very strange encounter in the far left reaches of outer space. Star Trek will never be the same after Ashley Judd's Nasty Women's March Speech is transmitted into the Galaxy." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghVSZNYPXtw

George W Bush sings Hallelujah to Donald Trump!...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
indeed! John Morgan is great! H/T Big Fur Hat at iotwreport: *Amazon Today's Deals in Books* and *Power and Hand Tools*

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

Reporting 'responsibly'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Samira Ahmed was impressed with today's *The World This Weekend*: It met her criteria for responsible broadcasting by featuring only 'responsible' guests - namely, (a) an immigration lawyer, (b) a Democrat congresswoman, (c) an Iraqi activist, (d) a former Labour foreign secretary and (e) a Conservative MP, *all *of whom are opposed to President Trump's executive order on refugees/immigration. No 'irresponsible' defenders of the Trump order were given airtime - a situation the *Newswatch *presenter appears comfortable with, however one-sided the resultant coverage might be. In ... more »

What If You Could Get A Time Machine And Go Back To 1946 when Baby Trump Was In His Crib?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
You remember Anne Frank, the Dutch girl with the diary during the German occupation of Amsterdam, right? She could be a 77-year-old woman living in Boston or Atlanta or Laguna Niguel today but she was denied a U.S. visa because she was Jewish and seen as a danger. Nice diary, though, right? Utah Republican, Jason Chaffetz, one of the most partisan hacks in Congress, announced yesterday that he's considering a bill to require presidents to undergo independent mental health exams. It has finally begun to dawn on Republicans that electing a mentally unbalanced narcissist and psychopa... more »

U.S. Army is Conducting Studies On How To Better Protect Forward Operating Bases

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The U.S. Army - Manning the guard tower at Forward Operating Base Mizan. Wikipedia *Scout Warrior:* *Army Weapons Developers Assess How Future Enemies Will Attack Forward Operating Bases* Army weapons developers tested Forward Operating Base protection technology. The idea is to fix vulnerabilities early in the developmental process before weapons are deployed by anticipating how enemies might attack. Army acquisition leaders and weapons developers are increasing their thinking about how future enemies might attack ---and looking for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in their platfo... more »

Syrian Army Captured Key Source of Water For Damascus After One Month Of Intense Fighting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
AMN *VOA*: *Syrian Army Regains Control of Key Water Source for Damascus* Syrian media and a key monitoring group say government forces outside Damascus have regained control of a fresh-water spring that supplies the capital, after reaching a deal that allows rebel fighters dug in at the site to withdraw. The state-controlled SANA news agency quoted a local governor Saturday as saying the evacuation of rebel fighters was delayed for several hours by bad weather. Ala'a Ibrahim also said maintenance and repairs at the crippled water facility would begin as soon as the military decla... more »

What Role Will U.S. Special Forces Follow In A Trump Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Stew Magnuson, National Defense:* *New Administration May Take Special Operators Back to Roots * Barack Obama chose MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to deliver one of his final speeches of his presidency to address his record on counterterrorism. The home base for both Central Command and Special Operations Command played a key role during the eight years his administration fought the forces of radical Islam. He gave credit to special forces for beating back the Islamic State in its strongholds in Iraq and Syria. “We took the fight to ISIL in both Iraq and Syria, not with America... more »

U.S. Conducts Raid On Al Qaeda Base In Yemen. One US Service Member Killed, 3 Injured

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC*: *Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold* The US has carried out a commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in central Yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. One US soldier died and three were injured. Several Apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-Baida province. Three al-Qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in Yakla district. Earlier reports suggested a higher death toll. US drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-Qaeda in Yemen. Local sources earlier said 41 militants an... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Soon There Could Be Only 49 States In America Feds Blame "Lapse In Vetting" For Admitting Syrian Refugees With Terrorist Ties CRA: The "Regulatory Game Changer" That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour Europe Proposes "Restrictions On Payments In Cash" Homeland Confirms Trump Immigration Ban Will Include Green-Card Holders Russia appears to now be helping out the Taliban Macy's is even closing down some of its profitable stores A fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past Scientists have finally figured out wh... more »

(Large) Snapshot

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
For a flavour of the BBC's output this morning (see above), here's a transcription of part of the BBC News Channel's mid-morning paper review, featuring author Matthew Green and *Sunday Times *journalist Sian Griffiths. BBC presenter Maxine Mawhinney's contributions are worth noting. *MAXINE MAWHINNEY*: Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be will be bringing us today. With me are the journalist and author Matthew Green and the Education Editor of the *Sunday Times*, Sian Griffiths. Let's begin, and we're going to start with the* Observer*. All of the pa... more »

Local Council By-Elections January 2017

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Dec +/- Jan 16 Average/ Contest +/- Seats Conservative 4 1,201 18.9% -10.3% -6.6% 300 -1 Labour 4 1,644 25.8% +8.6% -12.3% 411 -1 LibDem 2 1,450 22.8% +2.4% +10.5% 725 +2 UKIP 3 494 7.8% +0.6% +0.9% 165 0 Green 3 61 1.0% -0.5% -2.2% 20 0 SNP* 1 1,461 23.0% +13.6% +13.6% 1,461 0 PC** 0 0 Ind*** 0 0 Other**** 1 53 0.8% +0.6% +0.4% 5... more »

The Immigration Situation

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
I'm going to make a list because I have a few things on my mind. Let's start HERE. "...Look, these countries don't have a database that keeps track of its citizens. And we can't depend on a government database in countries that do, because if they have one it has a political agenda behind it." *Welcome to the Sunday Sermonette!* *(1)* *The German experience has been a disaster.* Allowing a million military age Muslim males to enter your country without vetting where they go on welfare - with no intention of getting off public assistance and either make nuisances of themselves or ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Australia: Young Sikh boy, five, forced to change schools because he was not allowed to wear his turban to class* *I think highly of Sikhs. They successfully withstood the Muslims for 1,000 years. So I see this ban as ignorant if it is based on religious prejudice. It may however be a matter of uniform policy. If one exception to the policy is allowed, it may undermine the whole policy -- producing exception requests on all sorts of grounds* A five-year-old boy has been forced to change schools because he was not allowed to wear a turban that was part of this religion. Sidhak... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Central England Temperatures 1659-2016 show no trend* *The great trick in chartmanship is choosing your starting and ending points to show the sort of trend you want to show. Warmists do it all the time. So that is why a really long record is needed -- to avoid showing a small part of the record as typical of the whole.And the Central England Temperature record is the longest we have -- from 1659-2016. So what trend does it show? None at all. Look particularly at the summer temperatures (in red). Any global warming should certainly be obvious there. But it is not. Th... more »

Now See Here!

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 17 hours ago
(By Cyril Blubberpuss, Conservative-American) The Honorable Donald J. Trump, Chancellor President of the United States Trump Tower, New York, NY Dear Mr. Chancellor President: Now see here, you've gone too far this time, Sir. This immigration policy of yours is well-meaning and all but I think it's high time you began reading the executive orders written and shoved under your nose by Steve Bannon. One of these days he's going to slip you one while you're straining to smile for the cameras authorizing him to spread-eagle Tiffany on the Resolute Desk and go to town on her and ... more »

Caretaker Snuggles Up With Rescued Elephant to Help Him Feel Safe

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
These elephants have been through a lot of hardship in their lives, but the fact that they can open their hearts to a kind caretaker truly shows their loving character. According to the sanctuary, the woman named Lek has somewhat of a positive rapport with the elephant called Faamai and has been helping her get to sleep for years. In the video, Lek begins singing softly while approaching the animal - which reacts by pulling her in for a hug with her long trunk. "Sometimes when we want to make our baby relax and feel safe when they sleep, they need not just only a lullaby, but the... more »

More Chaos To Come

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Bill Moyers has been around for a long time. As Lyndon Johnson's press secretary, he saw the best -- the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act -- and the worst -- the Vietnam Debacle -- of American politics. But he has never seen anyone like Donald Trump or the Trumpian Project: We’re a week into the Trump administration and it’s pretty obvious what he’s up to. First, Donald Trump is running a demolition derby: He wants to demolish everything he doesn’t like, and he doesn’t like a lot, especially when it comes to government. Like one of those demolition drivers on a speedway, he... more »

Age of Autism’s Dan Olmsted – A Fine and Noble Man

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson Kids are like a litmus test. If someone is a good person, they know it instantly. If someone is a bad person, they know it even quicker. My children got to meet Dan Olmsted a few years...

What's Really Behind the Rise of the Cashless Economy?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*January 29, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - LocalOrg) - Geopolitical analyst, journalist, and activist James Corbett of the Corbett Report steps viewers through the real story behind India's recent, massive demonetization efforts - the story untold by prominent news agencies - and untold for a very good reason. Corbett reveals the US develop agency USAID's role in preparing India for its demonetization campaign, as well as the special interests both within and beyond India's borders driving the efforts. India's financial and economic shake up is a warning shot for the world - that the ... more »

Musical Interlude: James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp0zRCdAyEM

Mini-boom in living standards is over, says think tank per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Read this BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38787371 and ask yourself when you remember the BBC ever saying that we were experiencing a boom of any sort. Anything other than economic doom, despair and despondency under a Conservative government is just not possible according to the BBC.

Unreasonable university calls for a civil war against Trump

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*First, some technical announcements. I was so proud to have made this blog show "completely safe" in Chrome when opened via the HTTPS protocol (almost no personal website I know has achieved that) that I turned on "automatic redirect to HTTPS" in the Blogger.com control panel. Everything would work fine except for a detail: all the 200,000 Disqus comments disappeared – before I made them reappear again by abolishing the redirect to HTTPS. And the new ones posted between 8 pm on Saturday and 8 am on Sunday or so are living their "own life" in a separated HTTPS URL multivers... more »

Trump Skips Saudis in "Anti-Terror" Sweep

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*January 29, 2017 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) - The Washington Post in its recent article, "Trump orders ISIS plan, talks with Putin and gives Bannon national security role," attempts to portray US President Donald Trump's recent moves as "anti-terror" in nature. In particular, the Washington Post states: *President Trump on Saturday ordered the Pentagon to devise a strategy to defeat the Islamic State and restructured the National Security Council to include his controversial top political adviser as he forged a partnership with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin in their first officia... more »

James Hughes on Night White Skies Podcast

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
James Hughes on Night White Skies Podcast Listen Here

The Global Warming "Hiatus" Was Always Statistical Nonsense, But Now the Talking Point is in Hiatus

Jose Solorzano at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 22 hours ago
A lot has been said about the so-called "hiatus" in Global Warming starting in 1998, a major El Niño year. Perhaps the best illustration of the problem with the talking point is an animation titled "The Escalator", over at skepticalscience.com. There's a more fundamental issue with it, however, than failing to recognize the difference between short-term weather fluctuations and long-term climate change. The talking point is based on faulty reasoning about trend analysis and burden of proof, as I intend to argue. read more

Recently Released CIA Documents Claim China Did Not Only Give A Nuclear Weapon Design To Pakistan, But Also Gave Them Enriched Uranium

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Indrani Bagchi, Times of India/TNN:* *CIA Papers Reveal China's Nuclear Free Pass to Pakistan * * Recently declassified CIA files testify to the depth of the Pak-China military relationship built over decades * US suspected that China gave Pakistan the design of N-bomb and enriched uranium * US notes that China did not ask Pak to open its nuclear installations to IAEA inspections NEW DELHI: Recently declassified CIA files+ testify to the depth of the Pakistan-China military relationship built over decades and also highlights how Beijing was willing to risk its own nuclear coopera... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Today, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, 31 years later. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/OhshQsFRfl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2017 *WNU Editor:* For those who are too young to know .... just as everyone who was alive when President Kennedy was shot knew where they were when they first heard the news .... for my generation it is the Challenger disaster. I saw the news broadcast in my hotel room in Fujian, China .... and I could not digest for a minute on what I was seeing .... that no .... the space shuttle did not/could not blow-up .... but ... more »

Clumsy Fingers Could Pose a Greater Risk to Civilization than Malicious Agents

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
When people worry about the dark side of emerging technologies, most think of terrorists or lone psychopaths with a death wish for humanity. Some future Ted Kaczynski might acquire a masters degree in microbiology, purchase some laboratory equipment intended for biohackers, and synthesize a pathogen that spreads quickly, is incurable, and kills 90 percent of those it infects.

President Trump's Critics Still Do Not Know How To Deal With Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
CBS 60 Minutes *Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal:* *Trump Tries to Build a ‘Different Party’* *The Democrats have no playbook for dealing with a Republican who’s a populist.* More important still—the most important moment of the first week—was the meeting with union leaders. Mr. Trump gave them almost an hour and a half. “The president treated us with respect, not only our organization but our members,” said Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, by telephone. Liuna had not endorsed Trump in the campaign, but Mr. O’Sullivan saw... more »

Blogs Under Assault

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
Fr. Michael, the Lone Star Parson *>>> ALERT <<<* Many of you have read a blog written by our mutual friend LONE STAR PARSON (LSP). It no longer exists because Google wiped it out. It wiped out his URL and all the posts that he made to the Internet. I was responding to his blog post on the Islamic reaction to President Trump's temporary travel ban from the seven nations whose citizens posed a threat to the US. These are nations where extreme vetting procedures are being formulated to determine friend from foe. Google said that his blog was violent and that was reason to remove it ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* © REUTERS/ Jonathan Ernst

Why Temperature is not important.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*Anthony Cox* Alarmists base their hysteria on temperature trends. Everything is getting hotter and the current temperature is hotter than it has ever been. It doesn’t matter that the temperature records which alarmists rely on are adjusted, homogenised and altered to show warming where often there is none or exaggerate warming which does occur or that whatever warming is occurring is unexceptional and natural. However, apart from fabricated temperature records, there is another reason why alarmism is wrong in its reliance on phony temperature records. The true measure of climate o... more »

Mexico's Richest Man Steps In To Help Mexico Negotiate With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNBC:** Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says a united Mexico will help the government negotiate with Trump* Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said a united country could help the government negotiate with President Donald Trump. Mexico needs to negotiate from a position of strength, Slim said in a Friday news conference. Slim, who gained a $50 billion fortune owning mobile network America Movil, argued the clash between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has brought Mexico together. Slim urged political parties in the country to unite behind Peña Nieto. While he called... more »

California Has A Leader Of The Resistance In Congress-- Meet Ted Lieu

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In 2012 Henry Waxman had served nearly 4 decades in the House. A Republican billionaire, Bill Bloomfield, rebranded himself as an independent and ran a slash and burn campaign against Waxman, spending $7,567,080 of his own money (and another $400,000 from his wealthy friends) to pulverize the iconic progressive congressman. Waxman still won 171,860 (54%) to 146,660 (46%), but it was uncomfortably close and he was in no mood for that kind of fight again. So he didn't run in 2014. Ted Lieu, who is an even stronger and more hard-hitting champion of progressive causes than Waxman, ran ... more »

The President Donald Trump executive order on people coming to the USA from certain countries

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
The BBC are all over President Donald Trump's Executive Order to restrict visitors to the USA. The BBC are totally against this restriction on free travel. However try as I might I can find no similar opposition to the 16 countries who ban any visitors to their counties if they hold an Israeli passport The sixteen countries that forbid admission to Israeli passport holders: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Now if only I could work out what connects these six... more »

Is This The Trump Doctrine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Donald Trump (L-R), joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Matthew Jamison, Strategic Culture Foundation:* *The Trump Doctrine* The Inauguration of the billionaire pro

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