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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

14 February - Blogs I'm Following

11:55 pm MST

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s brother killed in Malaysia https://t.co/R8OAxTU2qP pic.twitter.com/El2uJwdtx1 — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 15, 2017

Supreme Court Justice Samuel: ‘CO2 is not a pollutant

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 34 minutes ago
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito: ‘Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant’ *Alito: 'A pollutant is a subject that is harmful to human beings or to animals or to plants. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Carbon dioxide is not harmful to ordinary things, to human beings, or to animals, or to plants. It’s actually needed for plant growth. All of us are exhaling carbon dioxide right now. So, if it’s a pollutant, we’re all polluting.'* Via: http://www.scotusmap.com/posts/2 H/t Marc Morano

The Secret To Germany’s Powerful Economy

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 35 minutes ago
Pointed to as an example of success, the German economy has thrived while the rest of Europe struggled. So what’s their recipe for success?

Head of US Special Operations Command: US Government 'In Unbelievable Turmoil''

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 38 minutes ago
Army Gen. Raymond Thomas delivers remarks after assuming command of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 30, 2016. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the previous commander, assumed leadership of U.S. Central Command in a separate ceremony. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Angelita M. Lawrence *CNN:* *US Special Ops chief: US government 'in unbelievable turmoil'* Washington (CNN)The head of US Special Operations Command said Tuesday that the US government is in "unbelievable turmoil," a situation that he suggested could undermine US efforts to fight adversaries ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Unmanned Scout* Sailors prepare an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter before performing turns on the USS Coronado in the South China Sea, Feb. 10, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler

A Look At How Mongolia Went Bust

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Bloomberg Editorial:* *How the World's Fastest-Growing Economy Went Bust* Not so long ago, Mongolia was the world's fastest-growing economy. Now, by nearly every metric, it's in a dire fix. Its debt has surged, its currency has plummeted, and its budget deficit has widened alarmingly. Foreign investment has dried up and economic growth all but ceased. Even the poor antelope are beset by plague. Making matters worse, some staggering bills are coming due. The government, along with a state-backed development bank, is on the hook for more than $1 billion in maturing bonds over the n... more »

(Coalition Creators of ISIL/Daesh Outed Flynn?)  Still Wondering What the Appeal of Trump Was to the Hurting Middle Class?  (Refiddling Definition of Employed)  Fiddling While Valentine's Day Burns?

Senators Told Their Jobs At Risk After Confirming Wall Street Banker for Treasury. Republicans [and Democrat] in the Senate cannot excuse putting a lying foreclosure profiteer at the head of our economy. Michael Flynn is out as National Security Adviser, and the Trump administration is currently trying to spin it as not that big a deal. It’s…not going well. The White House would like you to

America's Newest Villain-- Meet Trumpist Worm Stephen Miller From Santa Monica

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Readers have been asking why we haven't done much here on Trumpist lunatic Stephen Miller, the guy who writes the imbecilic crap Trump reads off his teleprompters-- instead of just harping on Bannon, Bannon, Bannon. #PresidentBannon. Well, over the weekend Miller stepped out into the limelight and went on national TV to defend Trump-- every channel, right?-- and to say Trump can't be held accountable by the judicial branch. The only Americans who agree are the drug-addled, two-digit IQ Trumpist base. Miller is from Santa Monica. His old home is represented by the Trump regime's... more »

Chinese Bomber Pilot Discusses His Close Call With A Foreign Military Jet Over The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. (LIU RUI/XINHUA) *South China Morning Post*: *‘It was a provocative act’: PLA pilot describes encounter with foreign military jet* Captain Liu Rui says his bomber was within 10 metres of aircraft from unnamed country over Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea last July A PLA bomber pilot has described an eight-minute “threatening” encounter with a foreign military jet over the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea last July. Captain Liu Rui, 38, said he was flying his H-6K bomber on a routine patrol wh... more »

America's always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them

Shontavia Johnson, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Drake University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Thomas L. Jennings became the first black American patent holder in 1821. America has long been the land of innovation. More than 13,000 years ago, the Clovis people created what many call the “first American invention” – a stone tool used primarily to hunt large game. This spirit of American creativity has persisted through the millennia, through the first American patent granted in 1641 and on to today. One group of prolific innovators, however, has been largely ignored by history: black inventors born or forced into American slavery. Though U.S. patent law was created with color... more »

Remembering The Fire-Bombing Of Dresden 72 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*DW: **Thousands gather in remembrance of World War II destruction of Dresden* The Saxon city's mayor has called for awareness of the brutalities of war that continue even in the 21st century. During World War II, Allied forces firebombed the eastern German city, leaving 25,000 people dead. Around 12,000 people on Monday gathered in Dresden and joined hands to form a human chain in a message of "peace and reconciliation" marking the anniversary of the deadly firebombing of the city by Allied forces towards the end of the Second World War. The act aimed at reminding the participan... more »

Harrison Ford Has Near Miss While Landing Plane in California

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
While it may sound like a scene from one of Harrison Ford’s action films, a 13 February 2017 incident in which he nearly collided with a passenger jet at an airport in Santa Ana, California was very real. The Federal Aviation Administration does not identify people involved in the incidents it is investigating, but media reports … Continued

Trump's border plan for Canada? So far, not a wall

Stéfanie von Hlatky, Assistant Professor of Political Studies and Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen's University, Ontario at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
President Donald Trump has said little about the world’s longest undefended border – the one between the U.S. and Canada. Trump barely addressed the issue at his first meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Feb. 13 in Washington. Although Trudeau’s vision of openness and diversity may conflict with Trump’s vision of “America First,” the leaders parted ways with an amicable handshake. The two leaders have different views on their borders. While Trudeau announced that Canada is open to the world’s refugees, Trump has focused the world’s attention on the U.S.-Mexico b... more »

Did President Trump Breach Security Protocols When He Received News That North Korea Had Launched A Missile?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Trump turns Mar-a-Lago Club terrace into open-air situation room* It was Saturday night, and Palm Beach’s tony Mar-a-Lago Club was packed. There was a wedding reception in the ballroom. There was a full house for dinner on the terrace. And at one table on the terrace, there was the president and the leader of a major U.S. ally, hashing out a national security problem in the open air. “Someone opened up a laptop, and at the table . . . a group of Japanese people stood around the prime minister and Donald, and they were all looking at the laptop,” said Jay Wei... more »

Hard Questions On Who Leaked National Security Adviser Flynn's Phone Conversations Are Now Being Asked

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Glen Greenwald, The Intercept*:* The Leakers Who Exposed Gen. Flynn’s Lie Committed Serious — and Wholly Justified — Felonies* PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NATIONAL security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn, was forced to resign on Monday night as a result of getting caught lying about whether he discussed sanctions in a December telephone call with a Russian diplomat. The only reason the public learned about Flynn’s lie is because someone inside the U.S. government violated the criminal law by leaking the contents of Flynn’s intercepted communications. In the spectrum of crimes involving the lea... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Nights In White Satin” (Playlist)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “Nights In White Satin” (Playlist) - https://www.youtube.com/

X22Report, “The 'Deep State' Soft Coup Is Now In Progress To Take Full Control Of The Country”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
X22Report, “The 'Deep State' Soft Coup Is Now In Progress To Take Full Control Of The Country” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVc5m-o61SE

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 on the spot, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 13, 2017. KCNA/Handout via Reuters *Peter Apps, Reuters*: *North Korea gives Donald Trump a nuclear crisis from hell* George W. Bush invaded Iraq to remove its – ultimately nonexistent – weapons of mass destruction. Barack Obama used cyber weaponry and sanctions to deter Iran from building its own atomic bomb. Now Donald Trump faces North Korea, but stopping its nuclear and missile program may prove... more »

‘They Deserve So Much’: Special Education Teacher On What DeVos Means For Students

Roqayah Chamseddine at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
The confirmation of charter school advocate and businesswoman Elisabeth DeVos as US Secretary of Education was arguably a massive blow against public education—with absolutely no background in education, 59-year-old DeVos, whose brother is the notorious mercenary Erik Prince, founder of US security firm Blackwater, will likely wreak havoc on a The post ‘They Deserve So Much’: Special Education Teacher On What DeVos Means For Students appeared first on Shadowproof.

Putin-Gate-- is Multi-Dimensional Chess Back?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Lindsey Graham was on CNN Tuesday talking Congress' role and next step in Putin-Gate. They invited him on to talk about Flynn getting fired and he almost immediately said that what he wants is to see the incriminating transcripts that the Trump Regime is hiding from Congress: "I haven't seen the transcripts; I don't know what we're talkin' about. What did General Flynn say to the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions? Did he say anything at all or is this just being spun by the media? I think Congress needs to be informed about what General Flynn said to the Russian ambassa... more »

World News Briefs -- February 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Trump knew for weeks Michael Flynn misled over Russia contact* *White House says resignation a result of ‘eroding level of trust’, not potential violation of law, as GOP divided over inquiry into Flynn’s calls with ambassador* Donald Trump is facing mounting pressure to explain his ties with Russia after it emerged that he knew weeks ago his national security adviser had misled officials about secret communications with Russian officials but did not fire him. The retired general Michael Flynn was forced to quit on Monday night after reports that he could be vuln... more »

Has a Russian Spy Ship Been Spotted Near the East Coast of the United States?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
On 14 February 2017, the day after White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned under a cloud of allegations that he had spoken with Russian envoys about U.S. sanctions, some were rattled by media reports of a Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of Delaware. The Department of Defense confirmed to us that … Continued

Multiple Outlets, Politicians Duped by Fake Michael Flynn Tweet

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
On 13 February 2017, a number of news outlets and politicians were taken in by an unverified Twitter account bearing Gen. Michael Flynn’s name in the wake of his ouster as the Trump administration’s national security adviser. The tweets came from an account opened in January 2017: While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel … Continued

Liberal Journalist: Media Should Talk About Trump Being Mentally Unstable

Selwyn Duke at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: liberal-journalist-media-should-talk-about-trump-being-mentally-unstable] Declaring someone mentally ill so you could get rid of him certainly was a common strategy in communist countries. It’s reflected, too, in a recent comment by Andrew Sullivan, as the journalist advised the media make hay out of President Trump’s mental health.

"Very, Very Unfortunate Congresswoman Vows to Protect Fairy Tale Land of Limpopo From Putin"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Very, Very Unfortunate Congresswoman Vows to * *Protect Fairy Tale Land of Limpopo From Putin"* by Russia Insider "A popular duo of Russian pranksters have targeted a "differently abled" congresswoman, causing widespread outrage among advocates for the disabled. Yes, we're typing about Maxine Waters, who somehow still has a job as a "public servant". We were made aware of this insensitive prank yesterday afternoon, but had already written an article about Maxine's penchant for soul-crushing corruption. Medical professionals agree that it is unsafe to think about Maxine Waters mo... more »

Flynn's Ouster Planned? Robert Harward (Attack Iran?) Frontrunner

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Well, well, well... doesn't the resignation of Flynn get more and more interesting ????* *White House Said to Prepare for Flynn's Ouster Since Last Week Bloomberg* February 14, 2017, 5:54 PM EST *White House officials spoke with Robert Harward*, a *potential replacement for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn*, as early as last week and again yesterday, a senior administration official said a day after Flynn was dismissed. *The official said preparations had been under way to replace Flynn for a long time.* The person asked not to be identified discussing a personnel m... more »

Kaziranga: The park that shoots poachers to protect rhinos

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
Kaziranga National Park is an incredible story of conservation success. Kaziranga National Park is a story of success when it comes to conservation of rhinos – but what they’ve done to achieve it is allowing its workers to shoot and even kill potential poachers. So far, the park has killed 50 poachers. Rhinos are safe there – a century ago, there was only a handful of Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Now, the park hosts more than 2,400, which is two-thirds of the world’s population. However, little is talked about the fact that in 2015, more people were shot dead by park guards then t... more »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro To Hold Feb.15 Press Conference at The National Press Club

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 7 hours ago
WHO: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro WHAT: The event will focus on the announcement of a unique challenge with substantial cash award to the American people and media. Kennedy also will address questions about President Trump’s vaccine...

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
Feline flops.

Wife, Stepson Charged With Murdering Missouri Ku Klux Klan Leader

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
On 13 February 2017, just days after a prominent Ku Klux Klan member’s body was found on a Missouri riverbank, his wife and stepson were arrested and charged with killing him and dumping his body. Authorities in St. Francois County charged 44-year-old Malissa Ann Ancona and 24-year-old Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr. with first-degree murder, abandonment … Continued

Did Betsy DeVos Say ’40 Percent’ Means ‘More Than Half’?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
On 13 February 2017, a quote attributed to United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos appeared and quickly caught the attention of people on social media: “I was so excited to see the President’s approval rating hit forty,” DeVos, the Secretary of Education, told reporters. “Just knowing that well more than half the country is with him … Continued

Do Facebook ‘Copy and Paste, Don’t Share’ Posts Make Your Account Hackable?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
On 6 February 2017, fitness marketer Antony Newby published a video advancing the claim that “copy and paste” Facebook status updates left users unwittingly vulnerable to people who wanted to hack into their social media accounts and, by extension, their computers: The narrator of the video walks viewers through his theory of copy and paste hacking, claiming … Continued

Climate Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: climate-lawsuit-threatens-free-speech] A libel suit against some critics of the doctrine of human-caused global climate change is a threat to a robust public debate on all sorts of political issues.

Saudi Arabia and Shamoon 2

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
I’m not going to automatically assume that Iran was behind this. We could be looking at a US/Israel thumb screws tactic being employed to encourage Saudi Arabia to be cooperative, in some way. *Link* :Looking for some thoughts. Saudi Arabia is warning that a computer virus that destroyed systems of its state-run oil company in 2012 has returned to the kingdom, with at least one major petrochemical company apparently affected by its spread. Suspicion for the initial dispersal of the Shamoon virus in 2012 fell on Iran as it came after the Stuxnet cyberattack targeting Tehran's contes... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Would the Rosette Nebula by any other name look as sweet? The bland New General Catalog designation of NGC 2237 doesn't appear to diminish the appearance of this flowery emission nebula. Inside the nebula lies an open cluster of bright young stars designated NGC 2244. These stars formed about four million years ago from the nebular material and their stellar winds are clearing a hole in the nebula's center, insulated by a layer of dust and hot gas. *Click image for larger size.* Ultraviolet light from the hot cluster stars causes the surrounding nebula to glow. The Rosette Nebula s... more »

Chet Raymo, "The World Is Beautiful"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The World Is Beautiful"* by Chet Raymo *"Gubbinal"* "That strange flower, the sun, Is just what you say. Have it your way. The world is ugly, And the people are sad. That tuft of jungle feathers, That animal eye, Is just what you say. That savage of fire, That seed, Have it your way. The world is ugly, And the people are sad." - Wallace Stevens I'll have it both ways. I'll have that strange flower. I'll have that ball of seething hydrogen, the magnetic storms, the arching flares. I'll have that tuft of jungle feathers. I'll hav... more »

"Three Words You Must Remember"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Three Words You Must Remember"* by Paul Rosenberg” "The statement I’ll be making today is simple… very simple. Nonetheless, I think it’s of tremendous importance. It’s the type of thing that, if kept sufficiently in mind, can slowly revise your mental universe. It’s also the type of thing that makes me want to write, “Repeat this every morning, noon, and night for at least one month, then meditate on it for a few years.” And I’m not entirely unserious about this; I think that would be an immensely valuable thing for you to do. This concept can not only revamp you, but could revam... more »

"Life, In Short..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"It is easy to overlook this thought that life just is. As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of the intoxicating existence we've been endowed with. But what's life to a lichen? Yet it's impulse to exist, to be, is every bit as strong as ours- arguably even stronger. If I were told that I had to spend decades being a furry growth on a rock in the woods, I believe I would lose the will to go on. Lichens don't. Like virtually all living things, they will suffer any hardship, endure ... more »

At the Stoke Central Hustings

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Coming away from *The Sentinel*-sponsored by-election hustings at Staffordshire University, I spotted a blood moon hanging low over Stoke. For whom did this augur an ill omen? For Gareth Snell and the Labour Party, or Paul Nuttall and the United Kingdom Independence Party? If what happens at hustings matters, I'd have to say it doesn't bode well for our Tranmere playin', PhD totin', compulsive fibbin' UKIP leader. It's not that Nuttall was totally dreadful from a presentation point of view, apart from a catastrophic gaffe at the end, but that he commanded hardly a presence. For the... more »

Cops Electrocute Pregnant Teen with 50,000 Volts After She Demands a Warrant to Enter Home

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: teen]In an extremely disturbing video, an NYPD officer can be seen traumatizing a pregnant teen by shocking her with a stun gun.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The International Institute for Strategic Studies said that China's official defence budget of $145 billion (137 billion euros) last year was 1.8 times higher than those of South Korea and Japan combined (AFP Photo/GREG BAKER) *AFP:* *Chinese weapons reaching 'near-parity' with West: study* China is beginning to export its own weapon designs, including armed drones, worldwide and is reaching "near-parity" with the West in terms of military technology, according to a report on Tuesday. The International Institute for Strategic Studies said that China's official defence budget of $1... more »

The First Known Deuterostome?

Robert H Olley at Science 2.0 blogs - 8 hours ago
A few days ago I read an article in the *Telegraph* *Humanity’s earliest known ancestor discovered - and it looks like a ‘wrinkled old sack’*, featuring this creature: read more

Pro-GMO Scientists Blinded By Technology And Wedded To Ideology

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 8 hours ago
Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research, RINF The Oxford Martin School is based at Oxford University in the UK and has set up the ‘Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations’ (OMC). Bringing together international leaders from government, business and civil society, the OMC aims to address the growing short-term preoccupations of modern politics and business and identify ways of overcoming today’s gridlock in key international negotiations. The OMC’s website says that this diverse group of highly respected global leaders has called for a radical shake-up in politics and... more »

Behind this misleading viral image of Trump and Trudeau lie very real tensions [TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 8 hours ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Donald Trump on Monday 13 February. And much was made of how Trudeau and Trump shook hands. In fact, the misleading image above quickly went viral. But funny memes aside, there are currently very real tensions between the two North American leaders. The image Social media users soon saw […] The post Behind this misleading viral image of Trump... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

James McEnteer : VERSE | Mourning Again in America

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
Mourning Again in America “I could never throw roses to Hitler” * Or shake Henry Kissinger’s hand Or embrace a place whose bombs leave children Bleeding to death … finish reading James McEnteer : *VERSE* | Mourning Again in America

Republican Immigration Policy: Flood America With Eastern European Neo-Nazis

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*The Dulles Brothers' policies enabled the rise of Trumpism in America* After World War II, Republicans encouraged an influx of Nazi and pro-Nazi immigrants from Europe. The Dulles brothers were at the nexus of an immigration policy that brought hundreds of thousands of Nazis into America-- not atomic scientists, most just Nazi thugs from all over eastern Europe-- like from Belarusia, which saw New Jersey, for example, become a major center of a Belarusian diaspora. Their communities--in places like South River (Middlesex County)-- are far more anti-Semitic than anything in the mode... more »

Quote of the Day: Summing up Marxism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
[image: 16729425_484118061976541_9174051340573890323_n] “The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects ... more »

Tuesday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 9 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Martin Kenney comments on Canada's continuing role in "snow washing" offshore tax evasion. The Conference Board of Canada examines the massive gap between what Canada should receive in public revenues, and what's actually taken in to keep our society functioning. And Kamal Ahmed highlights how employers are avoiding their responsibilities by relabeling work relationships. - Joe Romm points out that Donald Trump's obsession with coal power - like that of other right-wing politicians - is doomed due to the ready availability of more efficien... more »

Did Trump End Obama’s ‘Vacation Scam?’

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
On 14 February 2017, the web site LastLineOfDefense.org published an news article which appeared to report that President Donald Trump had ended “Obama’s vacation scam.” According to the story, former President Barack Obama had taken funds from the “Office of Presidential Visits and Vacations” to pay for vacations for himself, his family, and two dozen staff members — through … Continued

Ignore The Tough Talk — Trump’s Iran Policy Will Be Much Like Obama’s by Gareth Porter

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 9 hours ago
by Gareth Porter Writer, Dandelion Salad crossposted at Middle East Eye Washington February 14, 2017 For all its grandstanding, Trump’s administration is just following an American tradition of coercing Iran and its ‘malign influence’ The first public pronouncements by President Donald Trump’s administration on Iran have created the widespread impression that the US will adopt […]

Did President Donald Trump Ban ‘Full Face’ Veils?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
One common technique employed by clickbait web sites is to social post content that consists of nothing other than a solicitation to readers to indicate whether they “support” a particular controversial political issue or decision. And as often as not, the political subjects addressed in such posts are non-existent ones fabricated for the purpose of … Continued

University to Host Workshop on "White Fragility" and "White Tears"

Raven Clabough at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: university-to-host-workshop-on-white-fragility-and-white-tears] The University of Cincinnati, a publicly funded facility, is hosting a racially charged “inclusive” workshop on “white tears” and “white fragility.”

Don’t do it America! New Zealand has already tried it.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Don’t do it America! New Zealand has already tried it. Feisty, Protectionist Populism, that is, and as Tyler Cowen tells Bloomberg, it ended really badly. We’re talking about a chap called Robert Muldoon, prime minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984 -- * a Western democratic leader who was populist, obsessed with the balance of trade, especially effective on television, **feisty and combative** with the press, and able to take over his country’s right-wing party and swing it in a more interventionist direction.* Cowen wants his reader to compare him to You Know Who. *Some... more »

Is It A 'Big Deal' That A Guest Of President Trump Took A Picture Of The 'Nuclear Football'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
@anamariecox Uhhhhhhhhhh pic.twitter.com/xwTmMwlWfW — Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) February 13, 2017 *Washington Post:* *‘Nuclear football’ photo taken at Trump’s golf resort puts the Pentagon in an awkward position* It’s unlikely that an Army officer posing for a photograph with a patron at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort while apparently carrying the “nuclear football” broke any Defense Department regulations, but doing so has put the Pentagon in an awkward situation, defense officials said. The image was one of several posted over the weekend by Richard DeAgazio, a re... more »

Trump’s world peace plan rocked by revelation The Avengers aren’t real

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump was recently discussing tactical US operations at his Mar-a-Lago restaurant. I just published “National Security Concerns About Mar-a-Lago” https://t.co/YTVhZJMtWC — AltDIA (@AltDIA) February 14, 2017 In the middle of the discussion, a drunk hotel guest stumbled over and said: Hey, Trump! WOOOO! How you gonna solve world war, buddy? WOOOO! Make America great […] The post... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Edward Snowden just solved the world’s fake news crisis, and politicians won’t like it one bit [VIDEO]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 9 hours ago
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden just intervened in the fake news debate. And he proposed a solution that most politicians won’t like one bit. Once again, @Snowden totally nails it. The answer to #fakenews is not censorship, but critical thinking. pic.twitter.com/NkR18vCJCT — Fight for the Future (@fightfortheftr) February 13, 2017 Snowden argues that the answer to […] The post... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Boris Johnson is funnelling £700m of taxpayers’ money into a disastrous Orwellian scheme

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 9 hours ago
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is facing criticism for “siphoning off” £700m from the international aid budget to fund a new scheme. And rather than distributing aid to the poorest countries, Johnson’s £700m fund will ‘promote democracy‘ around the world, according to the Foreign Office. The idea of ‘democracy promotion‘ is a historically Orwellian... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Schools are sending an extraordinary letter to thousands of parents, dishing the real dirt about government cuts

Emily Apple at The Canary - 9 hours ago
An unprecedented letter about education cuts sent to thousands of parents makes for disturbing reading. And it exposes the reality for schools struggling to survive amid brutal cuts. The letter According to the copy seen by The Canary, the letter, facilitated by the Cornwall Association of Secondary Headteachers (CASH), is being sent to all secondary and […] The post Schools are sending an... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Thanks for stopping by.

"That's Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"That's Life"* by Chuck Gallozzi "The following is an ancient Chinese parable that is told to this day because of the wisdom it contains. Once upon a time, a poor farmer was dismayed to learn his horse had died during the night. "That's terrible," his neighbors said, "How will you till this rocky soil without your horse?" "That's life," said the farmer to his friends. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the village, a certain rich man heard of the farmer's plight and took pity on him, giving one of his many horses to the poor man as a gift. "That's wonderful! How lucky you are!" exclaimed the... more »

"Join With Those..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life, because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who have never shed a tear." - Paulo Coelho

“De-Stress In 6 Seconds With 6 Simple Steps”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“De-Stress In 6 Seconds With 6 Simple Steps” * by Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D. “Most of us are juggling multiple balls throughout the day: work, home, family, relationships. We are "on the go" even when we're sitting down - dealing with crises, or getting ready for the next thing we have to do. Unless we love what we're doing, these daily challenges can create wear and tear on our bodies, our emotions and our minds. Over the course of the day, the net result is a stress level that keeps on increasing. Here is a six-step, six-second relaxation technique that can temporarily bring your... more »

"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"* By Melanie Curtin "Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves. So here's a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth. Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one's health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health c... more »

"Clearing Your Mind: Allowing Spirit In"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Clearing Your Mind: Allowing Spirit In"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "The more we practice settling our minds, the easier it will become over time. After a full day out in the world, stories, words, images, and songs from any number of sources continue to play in our heads hours after we encounter them. Even as we lie in bed, in the quiet dark, our minds continue noisily processing all the input from our day. This can leave us feeling unsettled and harassed. It also makes it difficult to take in any new information or inspiration. Like a cluttered house that needs to be cleare... more »

Water Protectors Feel Safer With US Veterans At Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
US Vets at Standing Rock: "As a soldier, we've sworn to protect against enemies both foreign and domestic," They've been spraying them with water and mace and other things," said Wilbur Hilton, of Flint, a retired plumber and Vietnam War-era U.S. Army veteran. "We as veterans want to know if they can do the same to us. And if they will do this to us veterans of the military, then what does that tell us about our country?" The veterans, easily identifiable in hats and camouflage jackets, remain far outnumbered by campers in plainclothes. At a campsite about 50 yards away, Iraq War... more »

Great Political and Social Leaders Always Call Out the Bankers

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - History is a never-ending struggle between bankers and the public. The post Great Political and Social Leaders Always Call Out the Bankers appeared first on Waking Times.

US President Donald Trump Expects Russia To “Return” The Crimea Peninsula To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*RT*: *Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea' – White House* US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine, the White House spokesman told reporters. Addressing the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn – hounded by the media over his contacts with Russian diplomats prior to Trump’s inauguration – Spicer pointed out that Russia “seized” Crimea under the Obama administration and that the Trump-appointed ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has “strongly denounced the Russian occupation.” "President T... more »

NYT: Russia Has Secretly Deployed Cruise Missiles in Violation Of Previous Arms Control Treaties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Boston Globe/New York Times*: *Russian Cruise Missile, Deployed Secretly, Violates Treaty, Officials Say* WASHINGTON — Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints from American officials that it violates a landmark arms control treaty that helped seal the end of the Cold War, administration officials say. The move presents a major challenge for President Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and to pursue future arms accords. The new Russian missile deployment also comes as the Trump administration is strug... more »

Jopling House, by Claude Megson

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
[image: TErrace1] Way back in 1965 when a young Claude Megson was still finding his architectural feet, he was commissioned by the Joplings to design a small family home in St Heliers.The NZIA’s Megson Guide takes up the story: *Standing on a sheltered back site on Achilles Point, this house won a NZIA Branch Award in 1965. The building is composed of “units” of timber-framed walls of various lengths with a return at each end. Separated from each other by full-height windows or doors, these repeated elements are deployed to create spaces with different orientations and varying ... more »

How to Beat the Mainstream Media and Join the Alternative Media Revolution

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: media]The mainstream corporate media is visibly dying out in the United States and around the world — and their problems are about to get worse

BREAKING: Hours After Nat’l Security Adviser Quits, Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off US Coast

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: ship]A Russian spy ship has been spotted off the US East Coast — less than 24 hours after the national security adviser resigned amid controversy over a phone call with the Russian ambassador.

Speedy Trial

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
How long should a criminal case take to get heard? The Canadian Constitution provides that anyone charged with an offence is entitled to a speedy trial. The concept is that having a charge hanging over your head for a long time is not fair - what's more evidence for trial may not last well. Witnesses' memories fade over time and proving a case becomes progressively harder as time goes on. Society also has an interest in having cases heard promptly. Crime and punishment should go together and not be separated by years of delay. In the fairly recent past trials were heard much more ... more »

Russian Spy Ship Spotted Off The East Coast Of The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The intelligence-gathering ship Viktor Leonov has been spotted on and off around the East Coast over the past few years (pictured in Havana in 2014) *Daily Mail*: *Russian spy ship spotted patrolling just 70 miles off the coast of Delaware* * Russian Vishnya-class Viktor Leonov has been operating beyond U.S. territorial waters, 70 miles off the coast of Delaware * Officials say they are keeping a close eye on the spy ship which is armed with surface-to-air missiles but say it's 'not a huge concern' * The SSV-175 boat, measuring 300 feet long and 47.5 feet wide, is a Russian intellig... more »

It was hard to read today's Washington Post!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017Immigration raids and the Logan Act:* Let's start on a positive note: In this morning's Washington Post, Colby Itkowitz offers a superb report about the way a Syrian family has been welcomed to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In hard copy, the headlines said this: *"You are welcome here, and you are loved"* A Pennsylvania church group helps a Syrian refugee family settle into their new lives We recommend every word, especially about the 4-year-old who's teaching the nursery rhyme. The Post report ends with a question from the admirable Lancaster woman who has... more »

Russian Jets Continue To 'Buzz' U.S. Navy Ships

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter sails through the Bosporus on its way to the Black Sea, June 6, 2016 © Murad Sezer / Reuters *Washington Free Beacon*:* Russian Jets Buzzed U.S. Destroyer* *Multiple low passes near warship raised fears of 'miscalculation'* Four Russian military aircraft conducted low passes against a U.S. destroyer in the Black Sea last week, the first such military provocation since the new Trump administration took office. The incident took place Feb. 10 and involved the USS Porter, a guided missile destroyer, fending off low flights by what the comman... more »

Is The Kremlin Worried That President Trump May Be Ousted Or Killed?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Secret Service agents surround U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a disturbance as he speaks at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio, on March 12, 2016. Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters *WNU Editor:* These concerns of a President Trump assassination or ouster have been raised in a recent Foreign Policy post ....* Is The Kremlin Starting To Worry About President Trump.* The money quote is the following .... *What the Kremlin fears most today is that Trump may be ousted or even killed. His ouster, Kremlin insiders argue, is bound to unleash a virulent and... more »

Deep State Leak Campaign Brings Down National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
After one of the most blatant leak campaigns by national security officials in recent memory, former General Michael Flynn resigned from office as national security advisor. The post Deep State Leak Campaign Brings Down National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appeared first on Shadowproof.

Ten Songs Of Resistance: Gil Scott-Heron

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
The work of Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and prominent protest musician, is celebrated with this list that includes some Shadowproof readers' favorite songs. The post Ten Songs Of Resistance: Gil Scott-Heron appeared first on Shadowproof.

Boom: Thousands of Medical Studies Found to be Useless

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - It’s the secret no one wants to talk about. The post Boom: Thousands of Medical Studies Found to be Useless appeared first on Waking Times.

What to make of Michael Flynn, Tucker Carlson interviews a dangerously insane woman, and I know where the sponsored ads are coming from...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*first up - Michael Flynn.* After wasting hours doing as much due diligence as possible for a lone woman living in North Idaho, I concluded that I was in no position to get anywhere near the truth of the situation. Is the CIA to be trusted? My conclusion is no. Did Mike Flynn lie. Not sure. Did he break the law. Probably not. Is there a dangerous leak in the White House? You betcha! And therein lies the problem. Leaks. Will Trump get to the bottom of the leaks? Yes. Next: If you want to see a classic insane leftist, take a bit of time to watch Tucker Carlson interview the... more »

Dene Nation Chief responds to Trump's insulting 'Pocahontas' remark

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Chief Erasmus -- Trump is descendant of immigrants and should be thankful to Native Americans, rather than mocking original people with disrespect By Dene Nation Censored News YELLOWKNIFE, NW Territories -- Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus responded to the statement made by President Donald Trump, during a meeting last week with American senators referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren:

Researchers disagree over how to explain doubts over physics findings

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
After an international group of physicists agreed that the findings of their 2015 paper were in doubt, they simply couldn’t agree on how to explain what went wrong. Apparently tired of waiting, the journal retracted the paper anyway. The resulting notice doesn’t say much, for obvious reasons. Apparently, some additional information came to light which […] The post Researchers disagree over how to explain doubts over physics findings appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russia Reacts To The Resignation Of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Russian officials blame Michael Flynn's resignation on 'Russophobia infecting the new administration' and claim he was put under pressure to quit * * MP Konstantin Kosachev said Flynn's resignation from national security advisor was a sign of 'not just paranoia but something even worse' in the White House * Said forcing Flynn to resign was a sign that Trump's administration had been 'infected' by anti-Russian feeling * MP Alexei Pushkov said shortly after the announcement that 'it was not Flynn who was targeted but relations with Russia' * Flynn resigned on Monday af... more »

Will There Be An Investigation Into The Leaks Behind The Michael Flynn Story?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2017 *FOX News:* *Trump, GOP lawmakers eye 'illegal' leaks in wake of Flynn resignation* In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, President Trump and Republican allies on Capitol Hill are turning their attention to the potentially “illegal” leaks that revealed Flynn's politically fatal discussions with a Russian diplomat and other sensitive details from inside ... more »

U.S. Republican Senators Want An Investigation Into President Trumps Relations With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*:* Republican senators call for Russia investigation, Flynn testimony* (CNN)The Senate's second-ranking Republican and other GOP senators are calling for an investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia, and want former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to testify. Sen. John Cornyn, who has called for an investigation into Trump's tie to Russia before Flynn resigned, told reporters Tuesday that the Senate standing committees with oversight of intelligence need to investigate Flynn. Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee,... more »

Democrats Respond To The Resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CBS*: *Flynn resigns, Democrats react* After National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, the reaction from Democrats was swift. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of stonewalling and called for “truth and consequences.” “We want to know by what authority did General Flynn have these conversations (with the Russian envoy),” she demanded. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, attacked Flynn Tuesday for “secretly communicating with Russian officials at the same time that Russi... more »

The Resignation Of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser* Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Mr. Flynn, who served in the job for less than a month, said he had given “incomplete information” regarding a telephone call he had with the ambassador in late December about American sanctions against Russia, weeks before President Trump’s inauguration. Mr. Flynn... more »

Yet More Flooding Drought in California

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Thanks to the broken Palmer Drought Index, California is having another Flooding Drought… Source: Yet More Flooding Drought in California

California May Be Long Overdue For A Mega Flood(Updated 02-11-17)

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: A story in the San Francisco Chronicle compares the current weather related flooding to the flooding of 1862 Paul Deanno writes: . . . ] Over 100 years ago California was in the same boat, literally. The rain started to fall just before Christmas, and it didn’t let up…

New paper updates lack of trend in W Hudson Bay breakup/freeze-up dates to 2015

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: A newly-published paper shows that there has been no trend in the time Western Hudson Bay polar bears spent onshore between 2001-2015 due to sea ice conditions at breakup or freeze-up (previously available to 2010 only), despite the marked decline of global sea ice since 2007. Figure 3 from Castro de…


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
The hottest opinion piece in the right-o-sphere at this moment is "The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn" by Eli Lake: It's possible that Flynn has more ties to Russia that he had kept from the public and his colleagues. It's also possible that a group of national security bureaucrats and former Obama officials are selectively leaking highly sensitive law enforcement information to undermine the elected government. Flynn was a fat target for the national security state. He has cultivated a reputation as a reformer and a fierce critic of the intelligence community leaders he ... more »

Normalizing Greed In the Age of Trump

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 12 hours ago
The *New York Times* has a piece up on private equity mogul Steve Schwarzman's latest hedonistic birthday party. Andrew Ross Sorkin, scribe to the leisure class, marvels that ever since Donald Trump stampeded into the public sphere and began sucking up all the media oxygen, there hasn't been the usual outpouring of public disgust at conspicuous displays of consumption. Sorkin credits the alleged ennui to that master of excess himself, our newly elected president. Donald J. Trump has suddenly made the world of performance greed safe for the rest of the plutocracy. Or, so the plutocr... more »

Definite Evidence, and Maybe even Proof, of Reincarnation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Can reincarnation be scientifically verifiable? The post Definite Evidence, and Maybe even Proof, of Reincarnation appeared first on Waking Times.

Here below you will read that "Trump has betrayed us all." And your response will likely be "you're kidding me" or "what has the blogger been smoking." But although I am a fan of The Saker, I don't follow him daily. Today, I was clued in by Paul Craig Roberts, who most of you should know by now is the best provider of the REAL news of the day, rather than that of the lying "mainstream meadia" whose job is to deceive the American people. If you don't want to believe this, please ALSO read my previous re-post of an especially good article reviewing the history of the insane U.S. neocons who want a nuclear war with Russia, a war that none of us, including our children and grandchildren, may survive ...unless more Americans finally understand the threat and fight those who push for it.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ Less than a month ago I warned that a ‘color revolution ‘ was taking place in the USA. My first element of proof was the so-called “investigation” which the CIA, FBI, NSA and others were conducting against President Trump’s candidate to become National Security Advisor, General Flynn. Tonight, the plot to get rid of Flynn has finally succeeded and General Flynn had to offer his resignation. Trump accepted it. Now let’s immediately get one thing out of the way: Flynn was hardly a saint or a perfect wise man who would single hande... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Una Mattina”, Full Album

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Una Mattina”, Full Album - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bvm9yG4cvs *Tracklist:* 1 - Una mattina 00:00 2 - Ora 06:48 3 - Resta con me 14:59 4 - Leo 25:32 5 - A fuoco 30:13 6 - Dolce droga 34:00 7 - Dietro casa 37:59 8 - Come un fiore 42:33 9 - DNA 46:30 10 - Nuvole nere 51:39 11 - Questa volta 56:18 12 - Nuvole bianche 1:02:21 13 - Ancora 1:11:44

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Good luck, President Trump!

"The Coming Class Wars"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The Coming Class Wars"* The forces dividing us are overwhelming those that unite us. by Charles Hugh Smith "In the modern era, the phrase Class War is rooted in the socialist/Marxist concept that the conflict between labor (the working class) and capital (owners of capital) is not just inevitable- it’s the fulcrum of history. In this view, this Class War is the inevitable result of the asymmetry between the elite who own/control the capital and the much larger class of people whose livelihood is earned solely by their labor. In Marx’s analysis, the inner dynamics of capitalism ine... more »

“This Will ONLY End In Bloodshed: Biggest Spike In Civil Unrest In American History”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“This Will ONLY End In Bloodshed:* * Biggest Spike In Civil Unrest In American History”* by Mac Slavo "The rage among the left continues to build and it is being supported in earnest by mainstream personalities in Hollywood and the music industry. According to cyclical analyst Martin Armstrong, things are only going to get worse as protests spread and soon turn to large-scale riots. Via Armstrong Economics: "All of this is building to violence. Then the police will respond and then the outcries will be see– Trump is running a police state. This will only tear the country apart. Man... more »

“Is The Left Playing With Fire Again?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Is The Left Playing With Fire Again?”* by Patrick Buchanan "The gulf between our dream and the realities that we live with is something that we do not understand and do not wish to admit. It is almost as though we were asking that others look at what we want and turn their eyes, as we do, away from what we are. I am not, as I hope is clear, speaking of civil liberties, social equality, etc., where indeed strenuous battle is yet carried on; I am speaking instead of a particular shallowness of mind, an intellectual and spiritual laxness. This rigid refusal to look at ourselves may ... more »

Trump and Truth: Or What Arendt Can Teach Us about Truth and Politics

Heather Roff at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
Today’s revelation that Mike Flynn resigned from his post as National Security Advisor is another strong sign that the struggle between Truth and Politics is not a foregone conclusion. Indeed, we ought to actually celebrate the fact that when Flynn’s lied about speaking with the Russian ambassador, and the lie was made public, he was […]

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
What was suppose to last one hour with my accountant this morning ended up as 3 hours. The joys of paying taxes. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively. Regular blogging will return within the hour.

Senator Pushes Bill to Ban Mandatory Human Microchips — Because it Could Happen

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: microchips]This bill would make requiring people to have microchips implanted a felony.

Two Cops from Same Dept, in 2 Days, Arrested for Rape — 1 Victim was a Child

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: sexual]Not one, but two cops in two days from the El Paso Police Department have been arrested on multiple charges of sexual assault including on a child.

"Nobel Laureate in Physics; "Global Warming is Pseudoscience""

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/SXxHfb66ZgM A must watch video of an address by Nobel Physics Laureate Ivar Glaevar on Global Warming. The jokes aren't up to much and he does move from topic to topic too quickly but there's a lot of facts there that deserve to be heard. Every BBC warmist should be made to watch this video...

Some "Democrats" Say Progressives Are Being Too Mean To Trump And His Cronies

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The DCCC recruited some real dogs for the 2016 cycle. Most lost and the few who won are now in Congress voting with Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for the Republican agenda. That would be "ex"-Republicans Charlie Crist (FL) and Tom O'Halleran (AZ) and wretched Blue Dogs Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Stephanie Miller (FL), and Lou Correa (CA). House Democrats would be better off without them. The DCCC wasted millions and millions of dollars on electing and trying to elect these crap conservative candidates. The ones in Congress have exactly one function: allowing Ryan and McCarthy to tell th... more »

Is Burger King Distributing ‘Adult Meals’ and Toys for Valentine’s Day?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
On 14 February 2017, multiple online outlets published headlines and images intimating that the Burger King fast food chain had introduced an “adult meal” that includes a sex toy: .@BurgerKing is offering an “adult” meal for Valentine’s Day and yes, it comes with a toy: https://t.co/vsBhuZspgk pic.twitter.com/7YlAXEsCf4 — UPROXX (@UPROXX) February 13, 2017 The claim was … Continued

Republicans on Rape

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The “Republicans on Rape” graphic displayed above collects various comments about that crime supposedly made by GOP politicians in recent years. The remarks collected in that graphic were indeed all uttered by the persons to whom they have been attributed; below we offer the context in which those statements were made and any clarifying remarks … Continued

What Countries Do Most Terrorists Come From?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
In late January 2017, President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order restricting U.S. entry by foreign nationals from seven “countries of particular concern” for 90 days. Many critics of that executive order pointed out that no nationals from any of those seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen) had been responsible … Continued

No THAAD to be Featured at Global Network Confab

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The Huntsville, Alabama based Redstone Arsenal (Pentagon of the South) is the directorate for the US 'missile defense' (MD) program that is being deployed encircling China and Russia. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is just one of several MD programs now being used in these US deployments. In this case it is causing great controversy in South Korea and China. The Global Network's 25th annual space organizing conference and protest on April 7-9 will be held in Huntsville and will feature the MD issue as well as other space weapons development issues. The public is i... more »

Theresa May just stuck an almighty two fingers up at the will of the people

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Theresa May’s government has given an almighty two fingers to 1.8 million people who signed a petition against Donald Trump’s proposed state visit. And although the petition will still be debated in parliament, her government has made its feelings abundantly clear. The petition The petition states: Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in […] The post Theresa May just... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The humiliating moment UKIP’s leader realises he’s totally f*cked it on live radio [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 13 hours ago
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has fallen into a humiliating public relations disaster on live radio. The embarrassment comes right before Nuttall runs for parliament in the Stoke-on-Trent by-election. A startling admission Nuttall admitted that he lied on his website about having “close personal friends” who died in the Hillsborough disaster. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall admits that claims […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

A caller drops a heartbreaking Brexit truthbomb on a stunned James O’Brien

Steve Topple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
A caller to LBC radio stopped presenter James O’Brien in his tracks, after revealing a hard-hitting truth about Brexit. The woman, whose husband is Spanish, left the presenter stunned, but angry, in equal measure. A devastating admission On Tuesday 14 February, Shirley called in to say: My husband’s been here since 1971. He’s always been […] The post A caller drops a... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

New UN inquiry shows the US ‘war on terror’ is still terrorising the people it claims to be helping

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 13 hours ago
America’s fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan continues, nearly 16 years after it began. And a new report suggests that at least 18 civilians died in the latest round of attacks. The main conflict took place between 2001 and 2014. But since 2015, a reduced US force, in conjunction with NATO, has been supporting the Afghan army. The […] The post New UN inquiry shows the US... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Trump National Security Advisor Resigns

Michael Tennant at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: trump-national-security-advisor-resigns] President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned from his post Monday in the midst of a controversy over a conversation with the Russian ambassador.

Michael Flynn and the 6 Big Questions

Robert Reich - 14 hours ago
The American public deserves to know the answers to at least the first five of these questions, and... more »


Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 14 hours ago

NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL -- Go Solar Wind, Drop Peabody Lease

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
From Black Mesa Coal'tion Dear Navajo Tribal Council We are at the dawn of the liberation of the lease from a private corporation who obtained this mine and these generating stations at the cost of the human rights of the Navajo residents and traditional lease holders. We wish to remind the council of the powerful position and historic time you are now representing us in. This

TSA Busted in Massive $100 Million, 40,000 lb Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: cocaine]While 'keeping you safe' at the airport, TSA agents were trafficking 20 tons of cocaine in a massive drug empire worth $100 million.

Mosul Campaign Day 119, Feb 13, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
There has been two weeks of pause in between offensive operations in Mosul. In those days the Iraqi Forces (ISF) have continued to report their readiness and the collapse of the Islamic State. The Golden Division’s General Abdul Wahab al-Saadi said that his units were ready to attack west Mosul. At the same time he claimed IS had fallen apart because it has lost most of its leaders and were low on supplies. Similar statements are made almost everyday by ISF commanders. The Iraqi forces actually made some offensives moves on February 13. The Federal Police were clearingthe territo... more »

HOW WE GOT HERE: Professor critiques the president's ties!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017Part 2—With decades of similar nonsense:* Just try to fathom the craziness of that perfectly non-crazy vote. Candidate Clinton was running for office against Candidate Donald J. Trump. No major candidate has ever dissembled, misstated and self-contradicted more crazily than Candidate Trump. And yet, that voter in Pennsylvania switched her vote from blue to red for the reason described below. When compared with the ludicrous Trump, *Clinton* was seen as the liar! SULLIVAN (2/13/17): Angey Hartman, 50, lives about an hour away in Benton, where every day s... more »

UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights to Visit US!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Cultural Survival

“This Is How the US Empire Destroys Itself”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“This Is How the US Empire Destroys Itself”* by Bill Bonner "Victoribus spolia… So far, the most satisfying thing about the Trump win has been the howls and whines coming from the establishment. Each appointment- some good, some bad from our perspective- has brought forth such heavy lamentations. You’d think Washington had been invaded by Goths, now raping the vestal virgins (if there are any within the Beltway) on the White House lawns while the Capitol burns to the ground. *Regret and suffering: *Trump is happening, of course. And the very people who made it happen are now in va... more »

CIA Files Reveal Decades of US Intel on Iran Came from Hundreds of CIA Psychics

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
The psychic program went on for 20 years under 10 different code names, employing 227 psychics for 26,000 telepathic forays.

Indigenous People Saying "I Love You" In Their Native Languages

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
"Without a language, you do not have cultural autonomy, you do not have intellectual sovereignty, you do not have culture, you do not have heritage." Many indigenous languages are disappearing as there are no longer any young people left to speak those languages, so their remaining speakers are dying out. In North America, since 1600 at least 52 Native American languages have disappeared. Globally, there may be more than 7,000 languages that exist in the world today, though many of them have not been recorded because they belong to tribes in rural areas of the world or are not eas... more »

Bespoke Climate Science: Temperature and CO2 Data Made to Order

Hifast at Climate Collections - 15 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball From the beginning, the pattern of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its proponents was to produce the science required for the political agenda. It began publicly with James Hansen providing the science Senator Timothy Wirth required for his 1988 Congressional…

Oceans Melting Greenland campaign (OMG)

Hifast at Climate Collections - 15 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: UCI, NASA reveal new details of Greenland ice loss Data are dramatically increasing knowledge of how the ocean is melting the ice sheet From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – IRVINE Maps of the northwest Greenland coastline before (left) and after (right) OMG data were incorporated. The coastline itself…

Good news: Methane hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Hifast at Climate Collections - 15 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Gas hydrate (white, ice-like material) under authigenic carbonate rock that is encrusted with deep-sea chemosynthetic mussels and other organisms on the seafloor of the northern Gulf of Mexico at 966 m (~3170 ft) water depth. Although gas hydrate that forms on the seafloor is…

Survey Finds 64% Of Brits Believe Climate Propaganda, Rather Than Facts

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://eciu.net/press-releases/2017/survey-finds-growing-concern-about-climate-change More propaganda from Richard Black, which is really all he is good for! From his ECIU: A growing majority of British adults (64%) say that climate change is happening, and that it is primarily due to human activity, a survey has found. British people are concerned that […]

Why is the EPA Rescinding Rule that Would Reduce Mercury Contamination of Environment?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Mercury is a very chemically toxic metal that has been proven to cause developmental disorders in children, as described by the EPA here: EPA America’s Children and the Environment: Neurodevelopmental Disorders | Third Edition, Updated October 2015 https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-10/documents/ace3_neurodevelopmental.pdf Lead, methylmercury, and PCBs are widespread environmental contaminants associated with adverse effects on a child’s developing brain and nervous system in multiple studies.... EPA has determined that methylmercury is known to have neurotoxic and de... more »

They're Back

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Mike Flynn is out. And he's out because he followed his boss's lead: he did something he shouldn't have done and then he lied about it. The irony is rich. But the whole episode takes place as details about how Trump has been dealing with the North Korean missile launch leak out. Trump got the news when he was having dinner at Mar -a-Lago with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- in the public dining room. Richard Wolfe writes: Now: what do Michael Flynn and Mar-a-Lago mean for national security? To the fee-paying members of Trump’s Florida club, it means greater access to watch t... more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's Half-Brother Has Been Assassinated In Malaysia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC:* *North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam 'killed in Malaysia' - sources* The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia, South Korean and Malaysian sources say. Kim Jong-nam, 45, is said to have been targeted at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, the capital. A source close to the Malaysian PM's office told the BBC that Mr Kim was killed in the city, saying his body was now undergoing an autopsy. Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Malaysian police have confirmed to the Reuters news agency that a Nor... more »

Researcher sued to stop retractions; he just earned two more and is now up to 11

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
The notices keep coming for diabetes researcher Mario Saad. Diabetes has just retracted two more of his papers, both of which had been flagged by expressions of concern, citing problems with duplications. What’s more, the journal added another expression of concern to a 2009 paper on which Saad — based at the University of Campinas […] The post Researcher sued to stop retractions; he just earned two more and is now up to 11 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: is-the-left-playing-with-fire-again] To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again."

Bipartisan Rivers of Red Ink

Ralph R. Reiland at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: bipartisan-rivers-of-red-ink] The Congressional Budget Office projects the annual tab for interest on the national debt will double between now and 2020.

Britain launches cyber security centre, but fails to protect citizens from the biggest hackers of all

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 16 hours ago
The British Government has launched a new centre for fighting cyber security threats. Its website offers abundant advice, yet it neglects to advise citizens on how to protect themselves from the biggest hackers of all. Namely, GCHQ (and its US partner, the NSA). As the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the London arm of GCHQ, […] The post Britain launches cyber security centre, but... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Jeremy Corbyn blasts Theresa May for turning Brexit into The Hunger Games

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 16 hours ago
The Prime Minister’s approach to Brexit has left EU nationals living in the UK in a state of limbo. Now, a leaked report has revealed the backlash that’s waiting for Britons living abroad once we leave the EU, thanks to Theresa May’s approach. And it could see a scenario more comparable to the fiction of a dystopian future. The ‘Hunger Games […] The post Jeremy Corbyn blasts Theresa May for turning Brexit into The Hunger Games appeared first on The Canary.

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela's Vice President, Calling Him A Drug 'Kingpin'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times: **U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Vice President, Calling Him a Drug ‘Kingpin’* CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration announced sanctions against Venezuela’s vice president on Monday, calling him a drug “kingpin” in its first moves against the country’s leftist government that President Trump railed against during his campaign. Vice President Tareck El Aissami, according to a Treasury Department statement, was being sanctioned for “playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.” The sanctions mean that Mr. El Aissami, 42, will be... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Missile launched Sunday by North Korea is described as a Pukguksong-2 – a "new type of strategic weapons system” @AFP pic.twitter.com/Ds01YONrvT — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 14, 2017

Will Wisconsin Have The Ugliest Senate Race Of 2018? If David Clarke Is The GOP Candidate, Bet On It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
A few weeks ago, PPP polled Milwaukee County voters. Keep in mind that Wisconsin went very narrowly for Trump in November (after their primary choices-- Bernie for normal people and Cruz for Republicans-- were eliminated. Bernie beat Hillary in the Wisconsin primary 567,936 (56.6%) to 432,767 (43.1%) and Cruz beat Trump 531,129 (48.2%) to 386,370 (35.1%). In November Trump won Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes 1,409,467 (47.9%) to 1,382,210 (46.9%)-- on percentage point. Even more surprising, right-wing extremist Ron Johnson was reelected to the Senate over Russ Feingold 50.2% to 46... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
General Mike Flynn has resigned as national security adviser, and Breitbart finds the real enemy: *Flynn Resignation Raises Tough Questions for FBI, Intel Services* The resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Monday evening raises troubling questions about the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the intelligence services. ... [Flynn] was “caught” because the Department of Justice had been eavesdropping on the conversation.... Democrats are clamoring for a deeper investigation of Russian ties to Trump. But the more serious question is whether our ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
* From Jenna Orkin Michael Flynn resigns as national security adviserHow the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State "On its website, the company offers an extraordinary declaration regarding its rationale for focusing on unconventional oil and gas resources:“The peaking of world oil production presents the US and the world with an enormous challenge. Aggressive action must be taken to avoid unprecedented economic, social and political costs.” Could a £400bn plan to refreeze the Arctic before the ice melts really work? Authorities issu... more »

On PBS 'New Mexico Water Protectors at Standing Rock'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
New Mexico Water Protectors at Standing Rock New Mexico Water Protectors at Standing Rock Interviews with New Mexico water protectors who stand in support with the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota... Censored News Watch: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=rqEdQxZY42o Navajo filmmaker Tony Estrada was at the Oceti

Patients sue over claims of botched knee operations at BMI hospital

melanienewman@tbij.com at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 17 hours ago
More evidence has emerged of unsafe practice at a private hospital where "unnecessary surgery" was performed. The post Patients sue over claims of botched knee operations at BMI hospital appeared first on The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

WGBH Boston's 02134 Sends Mish Michaels Out the Door

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Note: I grew up watching WGBH, Boston's Channel 2, public television. Sesame Street in 1969. Thalassa Cruso's Making Things Grow with my Mom. Maggie Lettvin in the blue leotard leading a TV exercise class before Jane Fonda felt any heat...

Groundbreaking Yale Study Links Vaccines and Numerous Brain Disorders In Children

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
NOTE: Surely you've already seen this on ABC News, and Morning Joe and Fox and Friends, right? Wait, it's Valentine's Day, not April Fools. From Yale that bastion of anti-vaccine woo. K From David Wolfe's site: Groundbreaking Yale Study Links...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Few of us ever thought we'd have to love our kids so hard, for so long, with such intensity even when they are wholly unlovable. Happy Valentine's Day to all of our readers. XOX

Piers Morgan talking sense!

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/5MrbXk5xOOM I am no fan of Piers Morgan, in fact I'm often quite rude about him. However I find it hard to disagree with most of what he says in this interview.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Scottish university’s new principal promises to widen access* *Scotland is heavily socialist so they take this tilting at windmills seriously. Most of the capitalistic Scots emigrated long ago. It's mainly the dependent ones that are left* Peter Mathieson, who is expected to take over in Edinburgh early next year, admitted that existing efforts to improve diversity had not delivered acceptable results The incoming head of one of Scotland’s leading universities has promised to take radical action to drive up the number of students it attracts from deprived communities. Peter Ma... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Legendary Motor Developer Calls Electric Cars An “Environmental Fraud” …”Dangerous False Path”!* Professor Friedrich Indra has been retired since 2005 and is considered to be one of the world’s leading engine developers. The 76-year old used to work for Audi and General Motors. In a recent interview with the online FOCUS news magazine he raised a lot of eyebrows by stating that he thinks electric mobility is a “dangerous false path”, claiming that the electric car “does not solve a single environmental problem” and that it “contributes nothing to climate protection”. Indra calls... more »

REVEALED: the true extent of Tory human rights abuses is even worse than we thought

Steve Topple at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Evidence given to the UN about “barbaric” violations of disabled people’s human rights by the UK government missed out crucial information. The “mistake” could have critical implications for a forthcoming public review. And it exposes the utterly callous nature of the Conservative government. “Grave” and “systematic” violations In November... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Lessons from the Caterpillar – we need a scientific revolution!

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 18 hours ago
The Caterpillar effect has been proven to exist, not just by one predicted outcome but two. And now this tremendous step forward in the understanding of our planet stands as one of the great discoveries … no? Of course not! … Continue reading →

Stop the hate: don't compare Trump to Hitler

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*By Václav Klaus, Ladislav Jakl, Jiří Weigl, from Czech* *This translation does mean that I endorse the content. Clearly, other politically immature people such as Leonard Susskind deserve the same criticism. And the same criticism has been voiced by many, including a Holocaust survivor.* People's News ("Lidové noviny", a top Czech daily for and by the PC elites) published a nearly unbelievable article by its editor Mr Petr Zídek titled *"The End of Certainty"* which is all about comparisons of Trump to Hitler and which ends by the words "the election of Trump means the same for Cze... more »

Big Pharma and Big Profits: The Multibillion Dollar Vaccine Market

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Vaccines-Profits] So far, vaccine therapy is itself pretty sound. What is troubling is the add ins used to preserve and otherwise assist the product. Those have caused real trouble and serious injury. Solving that problem needs to be a priority. Again the short cut is to limit application to local hot spots as a temporary measure until that problem is sorted out. Otherwise the industry is globalizing and we can expect almost all such diseases to be finally wiped out or at least contained. We can live with that. . *Big Pharma and Big Profits: The Multibillio... more »

A “Mini Ice Age” Is Coming Soon Says Math Professor’s Solar Cycle Model That’s 97% Accurate

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
My own intuition regarding our climate future is that we are far more at risk for a sharp decline that any rise. After all the CO2 conjecture has been thoroughly refuted by the past twenty years of data collection. Or more simply, a conjecture based on a recent anomaly from twenty years ago and based on a century's accumulation of CO2 must then respond in the next twenty years or be simply absurd. It is absurd.That put us back at accepting the sun as our primary climate driver. What an idea? The problem was understanding the Little Ice Age. this work is quietly putting that ... more »

Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Guides World’s Terror Plots From Afar

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The whole problem outlined here begins in the way in which Islam is taught. It politicizes rather than promotes spirituality. That process must be interrupted and changed. It may well mean a forced reducation of all teachers and close monitoring. Better yet made such fascist doctrine a criminal enterprise. That will ultimately happen but only after much bloodshed. The knowledge is out there and we must as a society act on it as we did to end NAZISM. . *Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Guides World’s Terror Plots From Afar* *By RUKMINI CALLIMACHIFEB. 4, 2017* * http... more »

The Secret Privilege by Which the Military Intelligence Complex Retains Control

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is of course the BIG problem. It has created a black hole of public knowledge which presently hides a whole Space Fleet along with most of its operating budget and as many as ten thousand personnel including those we can easily identify on the ground. Pretty neat trick. Except that the president has no need to know. The last one to be properly briefed was Reagen / Bush and they took their time there. It led to the mobilization of the Star Wars research program. Great cover story. Just forgot to tell us that they actually had gravity control. With no actual authority ... more »

"Andrew Neil shows under fire John Bercow no mercy as he roasts him over Trump row!"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/9w7tXW1Caj8 Andrew Neil in fine form as he takes the piss out of John Bercow's political posturing.

Valentine's Day - Best Way to a Man's Heart!

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
I didn't know precisely how to handle this particular day on my blog. Since this is the day when men can't do anything quite the way they are expected to, the best practice is usually to lay low and wait for the general anger to subside in a few weeks. The roses are never quite so fresh as they might be, the card never as sweet and as loving - the pre-printed words that look fine to us guys - so we sign the bottom - are never sufficient. The restaurants are packed and the prices are raised in anticipation of the day. Let me delve into the granularity of your defeat: - If you b... more »

Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate (TEDxWHU)

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
*[Note: This is (roughly) the text of a talk I delivered at TEDxWHU on the 4th February 2017. A video of the talk should be available within a few weeks.]* There is a cave about 350km from here, in the Swabian Jura. It is called the Hohle Fels (this picture is the entrance to it). Archaeologists have been excavating it since the late 1800s and have discovered a number of important artifacts from the Upper Paleolithic era. In June 2005, they announced an interesting discovery.

UPDATED: Lowering Expectations for a Trump Presidency to Subterranean Levels

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 21 hours ago
*UPDATED: February 14, 2017 *It would be stupid to* ignore the timing* of Trump's latest political "about face"....Trump's insistence today that Russia return Crimea to Ukraine...just one day after meeting with Trudeau...who also holds to this hypocritical policy (Denying the Crimean's the *Right to Referendum that Quebecer's exercised back in his father Pierre's day). *Prior to the US election, Trump indicated that Crimean's had the right to choose to return to Russia...which they voted over 90% to do in 2014. *Trudeau and Trump at Feb. 13, 2017 Press Conference* *Trump's meeti... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Stereotypes are done

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
*Stereotypes are done* by ÉirePort Stereotypes are done. Cantations reflect the inner Gaia. Reflections of the Light are guaranteed. Fleshes are removed. Celebrations occur within the Hue-Being. ÉirePort | February 14, 2017 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-BD - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Manchester Airport 'pipe bomb' suspect in court per BBC News but it's not terrorism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The last line of this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38954293 has me puzzled: 'A man accused of having a pipe bomb in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport has appeared in court. Nadeem Muhammed, 43, of Tinline Street, Bury, was stopped by security staff on 30 January. He was questioned and then released by police, before his rearrest on Sunday. The Pakistani national, charged with making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 13 March. Katie McCreath, defen... more »

Big Problems Brewing Between Trump And California…

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Most presidents don’t get into feuds with states. Trump isn’t most presidents. Ana Kasparian, Hasan Piker, and Grace Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.


D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 22 hours ago
Well something changed last week. More Mandela Effects appeared, people slid sideways, more dreams and experiences. I had my own dream about waterfalls and floods, only to wake up to the news of the collapse of the Dam in California. Lisa's notes: *Within a couple of hours of last weeks show I felt a shift, an influx of people enter the ‘waiting room’, feels like multiple time lines converged and we have seen more Mandela Effects show up in the last week.* *The “Waiting Room’ has morphed into a healing space as well as a practice room for us to master manifestation in this new ... more »

Trump National Security Advisor Flynn Resigns Under Pressure of Russian Tie Allegations; Who Else Will Be “Out Like Flynn”? Sec. of State Tillerson?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 22 hours ago
“Before his resignation letter was released, the Washington Post reported that the administration had been warned for weeks that Flynn … Continue reading →

What's sauce for the racist goose is not sauce for the racist gander

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
What would happen to a white politician who said that "black skin is sub-humxn."...."Black ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual"? The media would scream RACIST and hound them until they were forced out of public life. This would happen in the USA, in the UK where the BBC would lead the attacks, and of course in ever so politically correct Canada. It would seem that this may not be the case when it's a black lives matter activist in Canada abusing white people. 'She also faced controversy in the news for a tweet posted a year ago stating: "Plz Allah give me strengt... more »

In what sense Greene's causality hovering slinky explanation is right

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
I woke up, read some comments, and understood how to read Greene's explanation of the slinky behavior in the previous blog post so that it isn't self-evidently wrong. In fact, it's strictly right given some natural understanding and parameterization. An effective partial differential equation describing certain variables in the falling slinky does resemble a wave equation with a very low "speed of signals" which is why I think it's right to apologize for the overreaction. Sorry, Brian, your comment may be read so that it conveys a true statement. Every point of the slinky is indeed ... more »

It's All In The Handshake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Pres. Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House https://t.co/DYel2taCiV pic.twitter.com/F8OVvXDyEm — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 13, 2017 Trudeau prepares to shake hands with Trump in the Oval Office at the White House. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) *The Telegraph*: *Justin Trudeau's handshake with Donald Trump the 'biggest display of dominance in the history of Canada'* No longer are diplomatic power struggles between nations played out in intense negotiations and high stakes summits. Instead, it's all in the handshake. Donald Trump had lef... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
*Critics are already talking of a Trump impeachment after Flynn quits*. According to the Times, "Flynn's role on national security matters has been challenged by Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner." Mattis, Tillerson, and Pompeo are supposedly annoyed at Flynn for undercutting them. "With the neocons having found a backdoor into the Trump administration via son-in-law Kushner, the prospects for a sharp break with the long reign of disastrous neocon policies in the Middle East have grown dimmer." The Neocons' Back-Door to Trump And, Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to quit and... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Trudeau arrives and takes his seat to participate in a roundtable discussion with Ivanka Trump, centre, and women business leaders at the White House. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Ivanka Trump, right, looks toward Trudeau during Trump's roundtable discussion on the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business leaders at the White House. (Kevin Lamarque /Reuters) *WNU Editor*: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets U.S. President Donald Trump .... the *photo gallery is here.*

A Former KGB Agent Talks About His Double Life In The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Jack Barsky in Atlanta. Photograph: Johnathon Kelso for the Guardian *Shaun Walker, The Guardian*:* 'I thought I was smarter than almost everybody': my double life as a KGB agent* Raised in East Germany, Jack Barsky abandoned his mother, brother, wife and son to spy for the KGB. In America, he started a second family. And then it all came crashing down... In a chilly morning in December 1988, computer analyst Jack Barsky embarked on his usual morning commute to his office on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, leaving his wife and baby daughter at home in Queens. As he entered the subway... more »

Is The Kremlin Starting To Worry About President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin © Michael Klimentyev / Sputnik *Ivan Krastec and Stephen Holmes, Foreign Policy*: *The Kremlin Is Starting to Worry About Trump* *Vladimir Putin's entourage cheered the outcome of the U.S. election – until they saw exactly what they were dealing with.* In 2016, a senior Russian official explained to a group of visiting foreigners why the government had decided not to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Yes, it was a turning point in Russian history, he argued, and, yes, President Vladimir Putin sees today’s Russia ... more »

Lessons learned from the end of California’s “permanent drought”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: The “permanent drought” in California, like the now ended “permanent drought” in Texas, is ending. But like the panic about Texas, it is rich in lessons about our difficulty clearly seeing the world — and the futility of…

The Green Energy Money Pit

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: As we know, politicians are throwing money away on mad green energy schemes in Australia, Germany and Canada. In the USA, bad examples are found in the left coast states of California and New York. California Dreaming From the LA Times: Californians are paying billions for power they don’t need…

Four Australian Plant Species respond positively to declining Rainfall

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
A new paper published by Royal Society Open Science: D'Agui, H., Fowler, W., Lim, S.L., Enright, N. and He, T. 2016. Phenotypic variation and differentiated gene expression of Australian plants in response to declining rainfall. *Royal Society Open Science* *3*: 160637. ( Link) Banksia HookerianaAbstract Declining rainfall is projected to have negative impacts on the demographic performance of plant species. Little is known about the adaptive capacity of species to respond to drying climates, and whether adaptation can keep pace with climate change. In fire-prone ecosystems, episodic... more »

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Has Resigned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC:* *Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser* Michael Flynn abruptly resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Monday night, hours after it was learned that the Justice Department informed the White House that it believed he could be subject to blackmail. Retired Army Gen. Keith Kellogg, a top policy adviser for Trump's presidential campaign, was appointed acting national security adviser, the White House said in a statement announcing Flynn's replacement. Kellogg, 72, a former commander of the fabled 82nd Airborne Division, was chief operating ... more »

BREAKING: Trump’s Nat’l Security Advisor Resigns Over Russian Blackmail Scandal

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: flynn]As many had expected, multiple sources have now confirmed that former General Mike Flynn has resigned from his role as President Trump's national security advisor.

Sanctions Against Russia? What Sanctions? The US and EU Still Import Russian Oil, Gas, and Uranium for Nuclear Power

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Sanctions against Russia? What sanctions? There are some sanctions but they are incomplete, insufficient, and thus flatly, not serious. Crimea … Continue readin

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