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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

15 February - Blogs I'm Following

11:29 pm MST

Americans Need Mexico, Here’s Why

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 11 minutes ago
President Trump has suggested a tax on Mexican imports in order to finance the wall. How would this tax affect everyday life in the U.S.?

When It Comes To The U.S. Defense Budget, The Defense Hawks Will Always Defeat The Fiscal Hawks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
The U.S. Capitol Building is lit at sunset in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *Austin Wright and Jeremy Herb, Politico:* *Trump's military build-up to spark GOP civil war* The president will make some strange alliances as he seeks a Pentagon budget boost. President Donald Trump is about to blow up the uneasy détente between GOP defense and fiscal hawks. The Pentagon is set to seek tens of billions of dollars from Congress to implement Trump’s vow to rebuild the military — “to load it up” with “beautiful new equipment,” as he said at the U.S. Central Co... more »

Is This The Attack Plane That Will Replace The A-10?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
Stavatti art *David Axe, War Is Boring:* *This Weird Little Company Wants to Build the Next A-10* Stavatti thinks it can wrap a new plane around the Warthog’s gun Stavatti, the mercurial, Minnesota-based aerospace startup, has dusted off its old proposal for a new attack plane to partially replace the U.S. Air Force’s venerable A-10 Warthog. The Machete, which is still just a concept, would come in two variants optimized for close air support — the propeller-driven SM-27 and the jet-propelled SM-28. Stavatti has proposed other variants of the Machete for air-to-air combat and adv... more »

The FBI Uses 48 Questions To Determine If Someone Is A Terrorist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
*Cora Currier and Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept*: *48 Questions the FBI Uses to Determine if Someone Is a Likely Terrorist* FOR THE PAST year and a half, the FBI has been using a secret scoring system to judge the likelihood that someone will carry out a violent attack. The survey, called “Indicators of Mobilization to Violence,” assigns points based on factors like religious observance, travel history, financial transactions, and physical appearance. A copy of the survey in a classified FBI document was obtained by The Intercept. The survey itself consists of 48 questions that a... more »

Will The U.S. And Russia Cooperate On Syria And Other Issues?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 minutes ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov attend a meeting with top military officials at the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 22, 2016. (photo by Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Nikolskyi) *Maxim A. Suchkov, Al-Monitor*: *Are Russia, US ready to cooperate on Syria and beyond?* As the Syrian war rages on and intense preparations are underway for Feb. 23 peace talks in Geneva, a key question being raised is whether Moscow and Washington might be coming together to reach a deal on Syria, or at least pooling their effo... more »

Forget Flynn; Logan Act Could Ensnare Top Establishment Insiders

Alex Newman at rss - 52 minutes ago
[image: forget-flynn-logan-act-could-ensnare-top-establishment-insiders] Globalists and establishment types, watch out. The establishment media-driven brouhaha over Trump's national security advisor Lt. General Michael Flynn, who just resigned amid the controversy, has resurrected talk of an obscure U.S. law known as the Logan Act. Passed more than 200 years ago, the federal statute makes it a crime for Americans to seek to influence the policies of foreign governments without official permission from U.S. authorities. And Flynn aside, there are plenty of Americans in that category ... more »

How robots could help chronically ill kids attend school

Mark Warschauer, Professor of Education and Informatics, University of California, Irvine at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
Too sick to attend school in person, but perfectly able to participate with a robot's help. AP Photo/David Duprey Over the past century, American schools have integrated an ever-more-diverse group of students. Racial integration is most prominent, but it’s not just Native Americans, blacks and Latinos who have been brought into public education. Schools today serve children with conditions on the autism spectrum, Down syndrome and many other medical issues. But there is one group of children who still cannot attend school: those with serious chronic illnesses. A rolling screen with ... more »

Feel Like Celebrating Puzder And Flynn? Here's A New Rickie Lee Jones Song That Should Help

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I had dinner with an old comrade-in-arms last week. You may remember her from this great song she did with the Squirrel Nut Zippers for Blue America candidates. Yep, Rickie Lee Jones, currently of New Orleans. She told me about the video above for a song she and Madeleine Peyroux had recently recorded with producer Larry Klein. I was a fan of the David Essex version but this duet is *amazing*-- and the video: WOW! These are some pretty provocative images everyone should think about and think about again, especially people who got something out of Helen's post yesterday. The good ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, "Starwalkers" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SovcBYRFIxw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size.* The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in sci... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeking Order In The Natural Order”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Seeking Order In The Natural Order”* by Chet Raymo “It is a popular misconception that evolution is “just a theory.” On the contrary, the evidence for the development of life over billions of years by common descent from simple ancestors is overwhelming. So overwhelming that most biologists and geologists would call evolution a “fact.” The influential geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky said “Nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution.” Nobel prize-winning biologist Peter Medewar said, “The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms is not to think at all.” What these t... more »

"The Small Beacon..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us." - James Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time"

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams and Obsessions”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Dreams and Obsessions” by Paulo Coelho “Your theory about every person could reach everything in life is really optimistic. But if the person tried once and was despaired and disappointed what is he going to do?” - Antoine Rigal, Lyon, France “There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage in my book "The Alchemist": “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Some people sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. Life is strange: the happier people can be, the unhappier they are. I have some friends that thi... more »

The CIA’s Covert Psychics Program Revealed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - If the CIA was doing this 30 years ago, what are they up to now? The post The CIA’s Covert Psychics Program Revealed appeared first on Waking Times.

Deep State: War Within American Ruling Elites

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comWatch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Gen. Michael Flynn resigning as President Trump's National Security Advisor and the divide between the intelligence community and Trump. During an interview on the FOX Business Network, former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said the intelligence community was responsible for leaking information that Trump’s national security advisor, Mike Flynn, had secretly discussed sanctions with Russian officials before the inauguration and ar... more »

The Media Doesn’t Want You to See The Real Reason Mike Flynn was Forced to Resign!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, The Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee want the FBI to do an assessment of the media leaks that have been happening lately. We are talking about the recent leak concerning Mike Flynn. Read More/Source/Credit(FAIR USE): – https://libertywritersnews.com/2017/0… end

Roger Stone: “Russian Story Is Recycled Bullshit”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Roger Stone breaks down how the Russian story is nothing more than made up bullshit designed to weaken Donald Trump. end

Some US Intel Officials ‘Trying to Reignite Cold War’, Behind Media’s Russia Panic – Dennis Kucinich

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 A recent New York Times article based on yet another leak from unnamed officials in the Trump administration claimed that people on President Donald Trump’s campaign team were in contact with Russian officials. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story. end

US Intelligence Community ‘Afraid of What Trump is Going to Do’ – NSA Whistleblower

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Following Mike Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor, House Democrats introduced a bill on Wednesday that would empower Congress to review any changes to current US sanctions against Russia. President Donald Trump’s tense relationship with the intelligence community has become increasingly antagonistic NSA whistleblower Bill Binney joins RT America’s Anya […]

Pentagon Confirms US Used Depleted Uranium Against ISIS

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 The Pentagon has confirmed that they fired thousands of rounds of armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium during Operation Inherent Resolve to destroy more than 330 Islamic State oil trucks. RT correspondent Gayane Chichakyan reports. end

US To Send Nuclear Subs, Stealth Fighters To Korea As Tensions Run High

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
US To Send Nuclear Subs, Stealth Fighters To Korea As Tensions Run High by RYAN PICKRELL, http://dailycaller.com/ The U.S. is preparing to send strategic military assets to South Korea for drills as tensions run high on the peninsula following North Korea’s test of a new offensive weapon. – “The two sides have agreed to send U.S. […]

BUSTED! MSM Pushing Fake News Yet Again

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 Article associated with this video – Trump Turns The Tables On MSM Causing Major Media Meltdown As They Push Another Fake News Story @ http://allnewspipeline.com/MELTDOWN_M… The mainstream media has gone into full meltdown mode, created false stories, then refusing to offer corrections or updates on their original pieces. end

Jim Rogers Reiterates His Call For A Crash Of Epic Proportions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Jim Rogers Reiterates His Call For A Crash Of Epic Proportions by Jeff Berwick, https://dollarvigilante.com/ Last year we covered a number of big name investors’ warnings regarding the future of financial markets. Many had quite a stark view including George Soros’ Quantum Fund co-founder, Jim Rogers. – This past May, Rogers had such a dismal outlook that […]

Gerald Celente: Debt Crisis Builds — Buy Gold. Definite Movement to Take Trump Out

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Gerald Celente: Debt Crisis Builds — Buy Gold. Definite Movement to Take Trump Out by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the resignation of top security advisor Michael Flynn is further proof there is an ongoing “destabilization campaign” and a “definite movement to take out Trump.” Celente explains, “When Trump came in, one of […]

William Engdahl: Washington’s Dangerous War On Cash — What It’s Really About

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Washington’s Dangerous War On Cash: What It’s Really About by http://www.gunsandbutter.org/ * India withdraws 86% of the value of all currency in circulation; * USAID; Project Catalyst; * Global Innovation Exchange; * Better Than Cash Alliance; * Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; * UNICEF; UN Development Program; * Mitre Corporation; * the Foreign Account Tax Compliance […]

Are Schools Banning Valentine’s Day Because it Offends Muslims?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
On 15 February 2017, the web site LibertyIsViral.com reported that the state of Minnesota had banned Valentine’s Day, specifically because it “offends Muslims”: Guess Which State Just BANNED VALENTINES DAY Because It ‘OFFENDS MUSLIMS’ … SERIOUSLY WTF?! SINCE WHEN DID AMERICA BECOME FILLED WITH THE MOST VILE OPPRESSIVE ASS BACKWARDS PUSSIES ON THE FACE OF GOD’S GREEN … Continued

Governor issues evacuation order for Standing Rock Camp Feb.15, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 -- North Dakota Governor issues evacuation order: http://abcnews.go.com/US/north-dakota-governor-issues-emergency-evacuation-order-dakota/story?id=45522458 Today, as the North Dakota Governor issued an emergency evacuation order for Standing Rock Camp, militarized police set up concrete barriers closer to camp. Photo by Christopher Francisco. Check back for updates

The role of women as described by female Muslim activist

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
Islam in Australia: myths and common media positions. Part 6 The role of women as described by female Muslim activist, Yassmin Abdel-Magied. *Anthony Cox* On a recent Q&A program Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied had a heated exchange with senator Jacquie Lambie. Magied maintained Islam treated women well and was compatible with Western democracy. Lambie strenuously disagreed with Magied who has just been on a taxpayer funded trip to the Middle East promoting her recent book. Magied went to the Muslim nations shown in the following map published in an article written by Caroli... more »

Nordstrom Files for Chapter 11 After Scott Baio Boycott?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
On 13 February 2017, Fox News published a story appearing to report that “Happy Days” actor Scott Baio announced he would boycott retail chain Nordstrom because he was unhappy with its decision to drop the clothing line of President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka: Actor Scott Baio, a known President Donald Trump supporter, said on Twitter that … Continued

Did Ben & Jerry’s Create an ‘ImPeachMint’ Flavored Ice Cream for President Donald Trump?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
An image purporting to show a new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream released to commemorate President Donald Trump (called “ImPeachMint”) appeared on social media shortly after the 2016 presidential election, and circulated widely thereafter: This is not as farfetched as it might seem at first glance; founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have advocated for … Continued

Resisting Trump By Fighting Racial Gerrymandering And Taking Back State Legislatures-- Like In Virginia

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
As we've been explaining, Republicans hold a record number of state legislative seats right now. This is not because more people vote for them. Democrats aren't losing elections, as the so-called Democrat Jim Webb asserted on *Meet the Press* Sunday, because Democrats are too focused on "identity politics" or because we’ve moved too far to the left. This is because Republicans prevent people from voting and racially gerrymander statehouses across the country. With operation REDMAP and a slew of partisan policies, Republicans have systematically taken control of both houses of 32 s... more »

Oak Flat Weekend Feb.16 -- 19, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. Watch recent program about Apache resistance at Oak Flat on Vice: https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/apache-stronghold/5888c95de04dd90112c2893b

Ben Hirsch : What is Tom Brady, and why does it matter?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 4 hours ago
The Brady-as-an-underdog tale has got to be one of the most dubious American sports myths. By Ben Hirsch | The Rag Blog | February 15, 2017 I was 11 years old and lived in Hull, Massachusetts, a suburb on the … finish reading Ben Hirsch : What is Tom Brady, and why does it matter?

Securus And CoreCivic Sued For Providing Attorney-Prisoner Calls To Law Enforcement

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
Attorneys Adam Crane and David Johnson sued private prison company CoreCivic and the for-profit phone and video visitation service Securus Technologies in federal court for recording and storing confidential communications between pretrial detainees and their attorneys. Crane and Johnson allege [PDF] CoreCivic and Securus made recorded communications available to law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors, which not The post Securus And CoreCivic Sued For Providing Attorney-Prisoner Calls To Law Enforcement appeared first on Shadowproof.

U.S. President Trump And Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Meet In Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Trump Drops Two-State Solution as Keystone of Mideast Peace* * Israelis should ‘hold back on settlements,’ president says * Palestinians must ‘get rid of some of that hate,’ Trump says President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be open to a Mideast peace agreement that doesn’t include separate states for Israel and the Palestinians, abandoning a U.S. position that has underpinned more than a decade of failed negotiations between the two sides. “I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said of the path to peace during a joint news conference with Israel Prime ... more »

Trump's Fake Media: The Fix Is In

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago

Santa Monica City Council to Divest from Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
Update: The City Council voted 5-to-0 to support divesting Santa Monica from Wells Fargo. Council members Sue Himmelrich and Pam O’Connor were not present for the vote. Himmelrich recused herself from the vote because she said she has represented Wells Fargo in the past and her husband currently represents Wells Fargo. At its meeting tonight, the Santa Monica City Council will consider divesting the beachside city’s funds from Wells Fargo over concerns about the bank’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The item was placed on Tuesday’s agenda by Councilmembers Terry ... more »

Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination For U.S. Labor Secretary

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
On 15 February 2017, fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Labor Secretary for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid growing bipartisan opposition: I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I’m honored to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me. — Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) February … Continued

Has the Process to Impeach President Donald Trump Begun?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
On 15 February 2017, left-of-center web site BipartisanReport.com posted a story with a misleading clickbait headline: “Donald Trump Impeachment Process Begins – FEC Paperwork Filed – Tantrum Imminent.” The story then went on to report that a California Democrat, Boyd Roberts of Laguna Beach, had announced plans to challenge the sitting Republican, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, and has … Continued

Open Warfare Declared in DC as Deep State ‘Goes Nuclear’ — Trump ‘Will Die in Jail’

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 5 hours ago
[image: state]A battle for dominance is playing out in DC among those who consider themselves the 'permanent government' and those trying to take it over.

Grammar schools are asking parents for donations to cover funding cuts

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
Fee and KJ identify our last remaining hope for social mobility... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Grammar schools ask parents for donations to cover funding cuts The government’s plans for a revised “fair funding” formula would mean most grammar schools were worse off as a result of the changes proposed by the education secretary, Justine Greening – at a time when the government is banking on grammar

Frankfurt Police Say Reports of 2017 New Year’s Mass Sex Assaults Were ‘Without Foundation’

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
German media reports of mass sexual assaults that reportedly took place on 31 January 2016 and 1 January 2017 have been withdrawn after local police discovered that the rumors were completely baseless. On 5 February 2017, German-language paper Bild published a report that “masses” of migrants participated in what they termed a “sex mob” during 2017’s New … Continued

Netanyahu's meeting with Trump: Good for Israeli-Palestinian peace?

Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs and Israel Studies, Northeastern University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
At their meeting at the White House today, U.S. President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “hold back on settlements for a little bit.” There are now more than 400,000 Israelis living in over 100 settlements located in the West Bank. Another 300,000 or so are living in East Jerusalem, which Israel has officially annexed. Driven by a powerful combination of religious nationalism, economic incentives and security concerns, the continued expansion of Israeli settlements is one of the main reasons so many seasoned observers of the conflict, myself includ... more »

Hype Or Health? Sitting Is As Bad For You As Smoking

The Conversation at Science 2.0 blogs - 6 hours ago
[image: shutterstock.com]Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs. Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes and even read more

Greg Hunter, "Gerald Celente: Definite Movement to Take Trump Out”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Gerald Celente: Definite Movement to Take Trump Out”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the resignation of top security advisor Michael Flynn is further proof there is an ongoing “destabilization campaign” and a “definite movement to take out Trump.” Celente explains, “When Trump came in, one of the first things he said in his campaign is let’s stop this fighting with Russia, they’re not the threat that everyone says they are. Since he’s been saying that, he’s been attacked. Let’s go back to Michael Flynn. Trump and Flynn say the CIA has beco... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Colwell, Iowa, USA. Thanks for stopping by! Colwell, why are you using GoogleBot to index/download the entire blog?

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "A Warning To My Readers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"A Warning To My Readers"* "Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is not natural. A wonder is what it is." - Wendell Berry

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*James Robbins, US News and World Report*: *Assessing the Syria Situation* U.S. goals in Syria have dramatically shifted since the Trump administration took office. The Obama administration's Syria strategy has left along with the former president. The question remains how the United States will continue to be involved in the conflict, if at all. Peace talks are scheduled to take place in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on Feb. 16-17, sponsored by Russia and Iran (on the part of the Damascus government), and Turkey (on the part of some of the rebel groups). A second round of talks... more »

The Obvious Safe Zone for Displaced Syrians is Israeli Claimed Golan

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*That's right readers!*It's the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about! It would be the most efficient, cost effective and best for the Syrian people*.*It is already a safe zone- UN peacekeepers are in the area and more can be deployed! Therefore displaced Syrians can be moved within Syria's territory, back to Golan and quite easily be resettled. The land is rich. Fertile soil. Water and natural resources are abundant. No burden for the EU. Canada. The US. The international community does NOT recognize Israel's claim on Syria's territorial land. Therefore the land claimed... more »

Trump’s Randian Foreign Policy

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
This is a guest post by Zachary C. Shirkey, an Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College, CUNY. Attempts by observers to give Trump’s foreign policy some coherence by finding an underlying ideology that motivates it have largely focused on Jacksonianism. Certainly, aspects of Trump’s outlook and those of a number of his advisers fit the description […]

World News Briefs -- February 15, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Meeting Israel's Netanyahu, Trump backs away from commitment to Palestinian state* President Donald Trump on Wednesday dropped a U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock of Middle East policy, even as he urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to curb settlement construction. In the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders since Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, the Republican president backed away from a U.S. embrace of the eventual creation of a Palestinian state, upending a position ta... more »

“Dreamer” Illegal Alien Held by ICE Files Suit Against DHS

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: dreamer-illegal-alien-held-by-ice-files-suit-against-dhs] Daniel Ramirez, an illegal alien apprehended by ICE agents, has filed a lawsuit against the DHS asserting that he “is presently being detained without justification.”

Trump's Refugee Order Still Has a Fighting Chance to Keep America Safe

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: trumps-refugee-order-still-has-a-fighting-chance-to-keep-america-safe] President Trump's temporary suspension of the highly controversial (and highly dangerous) refugee program has drawn fire from liberal quarters and the courts. But the order still has a fighting chance to keep America safe from terrorism.

Heritage Foundation Blames Obama Admin. for America’s Economic Decline

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: heritage-foundation-blames-obama-admin-for-america-s-economic-decline] In commenting on the current state of economic decline in our country, the Heritage Foundation is following the First Rule of Holes: If you're in one, stop digging.

Revisiting the line of so-called-presidential succession

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*The Man of Orange and our next man inVienna, Patrick Park -- Nos. 45 and 46?* *Michael Flynn and Donald Trump arrive at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa last week to visit the US Central Command headquarters.* *And on it goes -- yadda-yadda, more of this so-called-journalistic nattering. If you really want to read it, and/or check out the links, you'll find it here. It's like these so-called journalists have nothing better to do with their time, all the while that So-Called President Trump and his team are working so hard to Make America Great Again.* *by Ken* It's too soon t... more »

President Trump Filed for Re-Election Early to Stop Political Speech of Nonprofits?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
On 29 January 2017, a community member at the Daily Kos posted in a string of tweets by “The Resisterhood” account, which claimed that because President Donald Trump had filed early for re-election, it means that nonprofit organizations cannot oppose him without risking their nonprofit status. The story, which was widely shared, was created in a … Continued

Mainstream Media’s Russian/Aide Story is Fake News by Their Own Definition

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
CNN and the New York Times published reports without any evidence Trump's aides were in contact with Russia — proving corporate media wields dangerous pro-war propaganda.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Paul Nuttall

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Where to you start with a politician like Paul Nuttall? Like a foul dinner that keeps repeating, his every action belches falsehood upon fib upon lie. Saying you played professionally for Tranmere Rovers and having a PhD when you didn't and don't is good knockabout for politics anoraks, but it's serious when your habitual lying extends to the seminal tragedy of modern football. Claiming you were there, that "you are a survivor" when everyone is saying you weren't, and saying you lost "close personal friends" only to row back reveals a slimy opportunist who has to turn to a dictionar... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'US Melt Down'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago

Pentagon Considering Sending Ground Combat Forces To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN*: *Pentagon might propose sending ground troops to Syria* Washington (CNN)The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned. "It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time," one defense official told CNN. But the official emphasized that any decision is ultimately up to President Donald Trump, who has ordered his defense secretary to come up with a proposal to combat ISIS before the end of the mon... more »

Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward Has Been Offered The Job Of U.S. National Security Adviser (He Is Still Thinking About It)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, commanding officer of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, speaks to an Afghan official during his visit to Zaranj, Afghanistan, in this January 6, 2011 handout photo. The visit consisted of a tour of a provincial prison, the Iran/Afghanistan border crossing and an airfield assessment. Sgt. Shawn Coolman/U.S. Marines/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters:* *Trump's choice for national security adviser had early exposure to Iran* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a teenager in the early 1970s retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward played football and bas... more »

Which Washington Crimes Matter Most? by David Swanson + Flynn’s Head Rolls. Is Trump’s Next? by Finian Cunningham

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Let’s Try Democracy February 15, 2017 Michael Flynn participated in mass murder and destruction in Afghanistan and Iraq, advocated for torture, and manufactured false cases for war against Iran. He and anyone who appointed him to office and kept him there should be removed from and disqualified for public […]

"The Test..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"How to Persuade the Other Party"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"How to Persuade the Other Party"* by Scott Adams "An interesting article in The Atlantic talks about studies showing that liberals think in terms of fairness while conservatives think in terms of morality. So if you want to persuade someone on the other team, you need to speak in their language. We almost never do that. That’s why you rarely see people change their opinions. As I often say, fairness is a concept invented so children and idiots can participate in debates. Fairness is a subjective illusion. It isn’t a rule of physics, and it isn’t an objective quality of the unive... more »

Problems For UK Nuclear Energy Plans As Troubles Mount For EDF & Toshiba

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/14/edf-shrinks-dividends-weak-energy-markets-drag-earnings/ Problems piling up for EDF. From the Telegraph: EDF, the French energy giant building the new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, plans to shrink its dividends for next year as it wrestles with the spiralling costs of maintaining its ageing nuclear fleet in France […]

Was Katy Perry Taken from the Grammys in Handcuffs?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A spoof news site used singer Katy Perry’s 12 February 2017 appearance at the Grammy Awards as the basis for a satirical story holding that the singer had been taken into custody after making threatening remarks about President Trump: Katy Perry was doing her typical liberal propagandist thing at the Grammy’s Sunday night when she … Continued

The Definition of ‘Trumpery’

David Emery at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
It is now common knowledge (hat tip to the Internet) that President Donald Trump’s ancestral family name was Drumpf, a presumably respectable German surname that sounds, unfortunately — to English speakers’ ears, at any rate — like a sack of potatoes hitting the bed of a donkey cart. At some point (a century, or two, or perhaps three ago; the exact timing of … Continued

If You Really Want to Understand - the Inside Scoop

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Trump Caves on Flynn’s ResignationBy Robert Parry The neocon-dominated U.S. foreign policy establishment won an important victory in forcing the resignation of President Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over a flimsy complaint that he had talked to the Russian ambassador during the transition. The Washington Post, the neoconservatives’ media flagship, led the assault on Flynn, an unorthodox thinker who shared the neocons’ hostility toward Iran but broke with them in seeing no strategic reason to transform Russia into an implacable enemy. After Flynn’s resignation on... more »

25 reasons why economic protectionism is taken seriously when it's actually a form of economic suicide

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*Guest poster Mark Perry takes on the idiotic movement worldwide to make people poorer by ‘protecting’ them from foreign goods.* It’s a scientifically and mathematically provable fact that all tariffs, at any time and in any country, will harm economic growth, eliminate net jobs, destroy prosperity, and lower the standard of living of the protectionist country because tariffs are guaranteed by the ironclad laws of economics to generate costs to consumers that outweigh the benefits to producers, i.e. tariffs will always impose deadweight losses on the protectionist country (see ... more »

Trump’s latest love-in with a Middle East war criminal will end in disaster

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 9 hours ago
On 15 February, Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the man who oversaw Israel’s war crimes during its 2014 offensive on Gaza. The two held a joint news conference before bilateral meetings, at which Trump made comments that could spell disaster for hopes of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The comments Trump initially asked […] The post... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Trump Has Great Opportunity to Influence U.S. Jurisprudence

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: trump-has-great-opportunity-to-influence-us-jurisprudence] President Trump has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to influence American law and jurisprudence.

Humana to Depart ObamaCare Exchanges in 2018

Michael Tennant at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: humana-to-depart-obamacare-exchanges-in-2018] Citing an expected $45 million loss, Humana announced that it will leaving the ObamaCare exchanges in 2018.

Does a Video Show Muslim Refugees Rioting in France?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
On 14 February 2017, the anti-Islam Facebook group “Our Eye on Islam” shared a video entitled “France Has Fallen” which purportedly showed Muslim refugees taking over an area of the European country: “Our Eye on Islam” provided little context concerning the events glimpsed in the video, and even though an explanation of the cause of … Continued

High excitement can breed lousy work!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017The chase after Flynn and Trump:* Without any question, the chase is on. Blood is in the water; the journalists are excited. Every six hours, something new pops. It has the feel of the Watergate days, where this level of excitement was sustained for several years. That sort of excitement won't always produce good journalism. Let's note one current journalistic leap which is cutting *against* Donald J. Trump, and one current journalistic leap which almost cuts in his favor. For starters, let's note the journalistic fail which cuts against Trump and Fly... more »

Trump - The Real Boss

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Trump - The Real Boss* *US asks Israel to "hold off" on settlements...nudge, nudge, wink, wink* The world is getting very tired of the charade that passes for the US/USrael relations. Today, as an example, Netanyahu is visiting the newly-elected US president in Washington and they are pretending to "negotiate" over the Palestinian question. As The Saker said, in his excellent analysis linked to in my previous post about the resignation of General Michael Flynn, both the US and Israel have no credibility on the world stage. Both have lied so many times, gone back on every single... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Issues Ultimatum To NATO Allies: 'Spend More Or Else'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Defense Secretary Mattis issues new ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending* BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an ultimatum Wednesday to allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, warning that if they do not boost their defense spending to goals set by the alliance, the United States may alter its relationship with them. “I owe it to you all to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States and to state the fair demand from my country’s people in concrete terms,” Mattis said. “America will meet its responsibilities, but ... more »

Cop’s Rape of a Schoolteacher in Broad Daylight So Horrific, He’s Facing Life

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: raped]The woman was on her way to her first day of teaching when an NYPD Cop pulled her into the courtyard of an Inwood apartment building and raped her.

Feb. 15: Bow, bow, ye lower middle classes.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
(Bow, bow,ye tradesmen Bow ye masses.. With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan) When I worked in Hong Kong, it was ruled with absolute power by a governor appointed by the British. I never met him. But I did know his secretary, also an Englishman, and also with enormous power. One day, he decided that the people of Hong Kong would not be permitted to see the film "Shampoo". I asked the secretary why. His answer was simply that he disapproved of it. So nobody was allowed to see it. So that was it. An Englishman with a high school education had the power to decide what millions of Chi... more »

Second Thoughts From President Trump On The Firing Of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump says Flynn was treated unfairly, a day after Spicer said he was fired because of a lack of trust* President Trump criticized the intelligence community and the media Wednesday for the news reports that ultimately led to national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation Monday night, less than four weeks into his White House tenure. “I think he’s been treated very, very unfairly by the media — as I call it, the ‘fake media,’ in many cases — and I think it’s really a sad thing that he was treated so badly,” Trump said at a news conference with Israeli ... more »

Counting Cookies Quiet Book Page

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
I can't even tell you how many hours I have spent sewing quiet book pages. Lots of little tiny pieces of felt and frustration later, I decided there had to be a better way. Enter the Printable Quiet Book, I went through and designed all of the things I wanted in a quiet book in an easy printable form. Simple print all the pages, do a little cutting and some laminating and voila! A quiet book! This is the perfect quiet book for someone looking to save time and money. It is also perfect for someone who doesn't consider themselves crafty. I have already released 10 pages (links to a... more »

Former U.S. Intelligence Official: National Security Officials Ready To 'Go Nuclear' On President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."https://t.co/e6FxCclVqT — John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017 *David Edwards, Raw Story*:* ‘He will die in jail’: Intelligence community ready to ‘go nuclear’ on Trump, senior source says* U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security ... more »

Transpicuous News & Views: Vaccines and the Mercury Distraction

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 11 hours ago
Today at 10am EDT Robert De Niro and Robert F Kennedy Jr. held a joint press conference in at the National Press Club, in Washington DC, and issued a challenge to all media and all scientists: That They will give $100,000 to anyone who can show one published study that proves mercury in flu vaccines is safe. Before I get stabbed for bursting people's bubbles of delight and victory, there are some very big issues here that are hidden in plain sight. In tonights Transpicuous News/Views I will be focusing on the elephant in the room and digging into the "What ifs" that this challenge... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"Why is DHS Stockpiling Ammo, Weapons and Armored Assault Vehicles?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Why is DHS Stockpiling Ammo, * *Weapons and Armored Assault Vehicles?"* by Off Grid Survival "After years of not reporting on the Federal Government’s war on the American Public, someone in the mainstream media is finally asking why the Department of Homeland Security seems to be arming itself for a war on American soil. Early this morning, Forbes released an article asking why the Department of homeland security was buying over 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, and why they need heavily armored personnel carriers designed for war. The article points out that DHS has stockpiled enough ... more »

“Coming Soon To A City Near You: The US Military’s Plan To Take Over America”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Coming Soon To A City Near You: * *The US Military’s Plan To Take Over America”* by John Whitehead “Our current and past strategies can no longer hold. We are facing environments that the masters of war never foresaw. We are facing a threat that requires us to redefine doctrine and the force in radically new and different ways. The future army will confront a highly sophisticated urban-centric threat that will require that urban operations become the core requirement for the future land-force. The threat is clear. Our direction remains to be defined. The future is urban.”- “Megaci... more »

General Custer's relative visits Standing Rock, asks for forgiveness

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
She said it was important for her to say, “Custer not only did wrong, he deserved to die for his folly. He didn’t just betray you. He betrayed me.” Descendant’s visit served as painful reminder for some Native Americans that historical traumas are closely linked to present-day battles with US government Floris White Bull couldn’t believe what she was hearing. On the same day the US government granted permission for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, a descendant of General George Armstrong Custer had arrived at Standing Rock. Alisha Custer – whose linea... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Yesterday, at the Washington Free Beacon, Adam Kredo speculated that Michael Flynn was ousted by a sinister cabal with a very specific aim: The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump's national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the *Washington Free Beacon* a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to... more »

North Korea Missile Test Draws Reactions From Trump, Abe, and UN

Warren Mass at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: north-korea-missile-test-draws-reactions-from-trump-abe-and-un] After North Korea fired a ballistic missile 340 miles into the Sea of Japan on February 12, the United States, Japan, and the UN Security Council all voiced objections.

Apologies for not posting commenst

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
The new Blogger interface seems to hide that you have unpublished comments. I've just browsed around and found 14, 13 of which I've published and one of which I have not - I really am not a fan of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Donald Trump's Tweets as an early 2000s Emo song

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump's Tweets as an early 2000s Emo song. Sheer genius!

Kremlin Labels Latest Reports On Trump Campaign Contacts With Russian Intel Officials As 'Bullshit'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© nytimes.com *Reuters*: *Kremlin dismisses report of Trump campaign contacts with Russian spies* MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia dismissed on Wednesday as groundless a U.S. media report that said members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign had contacts with Russian intelligence officials. The report, from the New York Times, has boosted concerns about Russia's role in influencing the outcome of the United States' election. U.S. intelligence agencies have already accused Russia of being behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails in order to help Trump, a Republican, to win. U.S... more »

U.S. President Trump Blasts The U.S. Intel Community And The Media In His Latest Tweets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Trump launches all-out war on his own intelligence agencies as he says malicious NSA and FBI leakers are 'illegally' giving out classified information to reporters 'like candy'* * The president said Wednesday that malicious leakers inside the NSA and FBI were responsible for a tempest that led to Gen. Mike Flynn's dismissal * 'The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy,' he tweeted * Trump claims the New York Times and Washington Post are getting material 'illegally given' to them * In a jab at his predeces... more »

Former EPA Senior Scientist Confirms Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Yet more evidence that water fluoridation is criminally dangerous. The post Former EPA Senior Scientist Confirms Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ appeared first on Waking Times.

Paul Nuttall claims early victory in Stoke-on-Trent by-election

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 11 hours ago
Paul Nuttall’s campaign to become Stoke’s MP has gone somewhat off the rails. The main problem he’s facing being the constant bullsh*t he spouts. Bullsh*t which may have included: His residency (CONFIRMED BULLSH*T). His presence at the Hillsborough disaster (POTENTIALLY TRUE). And his having lost “close friends” at Hillsborough (CONFIRMED, GRADE-A, UBER-B*LLOCKS). As such, people […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Serial liar Paul Nuttall says victims of hate crime are making it all up

Emily Apple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has spoken out about the post-Brexit spike in hate crime. But not to show empathy with the victims. According to Nuttall, the reports are “fabricated” and “overblown”, and simply an excuse to discredit the Leave campaign. Hate crime Recent figures released show that, between July and September 2016, there was an average rise […] The post... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The Express tries to whip up hatred for immigrants, and gets spectacularly caught out

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 11 hours ago
The Daily Express, a tabloid known for its anti-immigrant fearmongering, recently published a story about a “mass sex attack” allegedly committed by more than 900 drunk refugees in Frankfurt on New Year’s Eve. But it now turns out this story was entirely made up. A fictitious story German tabloid Bild published the story first. And it has since deleted it […] The post The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Parents claim their kids’ school is being forced into an academy, and they’re fighting back

Tilly Grove at The Canary - 11 hours ago
A battle is underway between parents and the governors at a school in Sussex. The school board wants Castledown Primary in Hastings to become an academy by September 2017. But the Hands Off Castledown group has other ideas. In January, Castledown announced its intention to join the Ark academy trust. Academies are funded by the government […] The post Parents claim their kids’ school... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Only 6 in 10 British adults believe climate change is caused by humans

Ignacio Amigo at The Canary - 11 hours ago
According to a new poll, only 6 in 10 adults agree that climate change is happening and is caused by humans. The poll [pdf], commissioned by the non-profit Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit from researchers at ComRes, involved 2,045 British adults. The pollsters weighted the data by age, gender, region, and social grade to make it representative of the UK population. […] The post Only 6... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

As Trump dithers, Turkey issues an ultimatum to anti-Daesh fighters in Syria

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 11 hours ago
Kurdish-led militias fighting Daesh (Isis/Isil) in northern Syria have provided details this week of new attacks on villages which they had previously liberated from jihadi forces. But these attacks didn’t come from Daesh. They came from Turkey. And as Donald Trump dithers on the fight against Daesh in Syria, Turkey has issued an ultimatum to the Kurdish-led […] The post As Trump... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Trump, Bibi seem to be a promising couple for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
I have just watched the press conference of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, on RT. They have known each other for years – and Netanyahu has known Trump's Jewish son-in-law since he was a (big) kid. They seem to talk to each other in a way that makes sense, that doesn't need to hide anything. For example, the Donald was asked what he would do with the settlements. He answered that he would like them to be suspended or slowed down or something like that. He turned his head to Netanyahu and said this thing to Netanyahu's eyes. It was refreshing. I thi... more »

Women In The Age Of Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*-by Helen Klein* An article in last Sunday’s *NY Times* Week in Review raised my hackles and led to the writing of this piece. Since When is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause? was penned by Susan Chira, a senior correspondent and editor on gender issues. As a baby boomer, I am old enough to have seen first-hand the dramatic changes that have taken place for women in this country. Mid-Twentieth Century, women were second-class citizens and did not have equal rights. During my 13 years in public school in New York City (K-12) I was never allowed to wear pants. This changed a year or t... more »

Vancouver police officer jumps into frozen Lost Lagoon to save dog

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
A Vancouver Police officer is being commended by people on social media for rescuing a dog that had fallen through the ice at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. On Friday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. PT, police were called by a resident who saw a dog chase a ball onto the thin ice and subsequently fall through. Police said it was a ball the dog chased, not a bird as reported by a Twitter user who took pictures. When officers arrived, they saw the dog struggling to stay above the water. "Concerned for the immediate well-being of the dog, one of our officers removed portions of his uniform... more »

Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluted Rivers in 4 States in Only 2 Years

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: pipeline]The company constructing DAPL has had nearly 70 accidents in just two years, contaminating rivers in four states and wreaking havoc on the environment.

De Niro & RFK, Jr. Hold Press Conference To Expose Massive Corruption in Vaccine Industry

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: vaccines]Accompanied by a PhD neuropsychologist, Robert De Niro and RFK, Jr. held a landmark press conference on the safety of vaccines.

TPP is Dead, But It’s About to Be Replaced by Something Much Worse — TISA

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: tisa]TPP isn't dead, there was a backup in place the entire time. It's called TISA and it is the new threat to internet privacy and data security.

Tax Cut 29, Culture of exemptions and culture of envy

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
An article by Dr. Ciel Habito last week was shared in fb by several friends yesterday. Ciel wrote, *Why is it that we have a lower tax effort (tax revenues in proportion to gross domestic product) than most of our neighbors, and yet have higher tax rates than they do? Consider the following: In 2014, Philippine government revenues as a percent of GDP was 15.1 percent. The corresponding percentage was 19.9 for Malaysia, 18.5 for Singapore, 19.7 for Thailand, 16.5 for Cambodia, and 21.5 for Vietnam. And yet, among our neighbors, we have the highest rates of corporate income tax and va... more »

#NOAAgate Lamar Smith versus Trump

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 12 hours ago
In a bizarre turn of events, we now have republican Lamar Smith who Chairs the NOAA oversight committee, issuing a press statement effectively demanding NOAA (who are answerable to Trump) comply with their outstanding legal subpoena. And here’s the fun … Continue reading →

BWorld 109, Asians' march to liberty and progress

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last January 30, 2017. “Progress by its very nature cannot be planned. It is knowing what we have not known before that makes us wiser men... Progress is movement for progress’ sake, for it is in the process of learning, and in the effects of having learned something new, that man enjoys the gift of his intelligence.” -- Friedrich Hayek, Chapter 3, “The Common Sense of Progress,” The Constitution of Liberty (1960) Many Asian societies have experienced economic and social upheavals and ups and downs in growth and political stability for more than... more »

“A Defense Against the Rising Evil”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“A Defense Against the Rising Evil”* by Jesse, Le Cafe Americain "It seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances. The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with him as a person, but with slogans, catchwords, and the like that have taken possession of him. He is under a sp... more »

"So If You Want to Be There..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"We are fast moving into something, we are fast flung into something like asteroids cast into space by the death of a planet, we the people of earth are cast into space like burning asteroids and if we wish not to disintegrate into nothingness we must begin to now hold onto only the things that matter while letting go of all that doesn't. For when all of our dust and ice deteriorates into the cosmos we will be left only with ourselves and nothing else. So if you want to be there in the end, today is the day to start holding onto your children, holding onto your loved ones; onto tho... more »

“An Homage to Love”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“An Homage to Love”* by Bill Bonner "St Valentine’s Day. Today, we pay homage to love. As mysterious as central banking. As sublime and incomprehensible as negative interest rates. As baffling as Trump’s budget plans. At first glance, love seems well away from our normal beat here at the Diary. But on closer inspection, we find that it is right up our alley. *The spirits gather around: *We drove down to Virginia, south of Charlottesville, again yesterday. Mother has been slipping…and then stabilizing…slipping some more…and then stabilizing again. Now, she is struggling. Skin and ... more »

Psychic Warriors

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 13 hours ago
Back in the olden days, as I was working on my doctoral degree, I spent a lot of time in the University of Iowa’s psychology library doing research. While there I noticed that, at one time, there were a number of peer reviewed journals devoted to parapsychology and there were many universities, some of them quite prestigious, that had majors in parapsychology and related fields. I also noticed that many of those journals were no longer published and that now very few universities and colleges offered courses of study in parapsychology. Most of them were not top flight schools. I no... more »

New York Times: Trump Campaign Aides Were In Contact With Russian Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence* WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials. American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hac... more »

A “plethora of data errors” prompts authors to retract oncology paper

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Researchers in China have retracted a 2016 cancer imaging paper because they introduced “a plethora of data errors” while preparing the article for submission. Although the retraction notice provides no details on what these errors are or how exactly they occurred, it does point the finger at the researchers, explaining that the data errors happened as a […] The post A “plethora of data errors” prompts authors to retract oncology paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

EFN Asia 64, Day 2 of Conference 2016

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
Sorry readers, delayed posting of Day 2, EFN Asia Conference 2016 in Manila last November.... New FNF-PH Country Director Wolfgang Heinze delivering the welcome remarks for Day 2. Below are some tweets under #efnasia2016 (1) From ruben dieckhoff ‏@rdieckhoff, 22-23 Nov 2016 "All politics is local." To save free trade/globalization you have to win the battles at home first says @barunsmitra @razeensally wonders whether you can keep up economic growth while trampling on human rights of the citizens When political families move from controlling to owning companies this is neo-cron... more »

"Climate Fraud - NOAA's Global Temperature Dataset"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago

Did Donald Trump Insult Minorities, Students with Disabilities on Twitter?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
On 14 February 2017, the Facebook page “Democrats for a Blue America” published a screenshot of a purported tweet in which President Donald Trump appeared to say that minority students and students with disabilities were detrimental to a classroom environment: DeVos is right. Handicapped and minority children are too disruptive in the classroom. Disaster! Perhaps not everyone needs … Continued

Did President Trump Announce a $612 Credit for ‘Deserving Americans’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
On 14 February 2017, the web site Last Line of Defense (The Resistance) published an article reporting that President Trump had announced a “stimulus bonus” of $612 to be disbursed to “deserving” American adults and children: If you’re not a lazy bum on welfare or an illegal here to steal food stamps and free medicine, President … Continued

Pawns of Liberals

Walter E. Williams at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: pawns-of-liberals] Black people should stop being pawns for white liberals and support the police who are trying to protect them.

Looming Economic Crisis to be Blamed on Trump, Experts Warn

Alex Newman at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: looming-economic-crisis-to-be-blamed-on-trump-experts-warn] An economic crisis of potentially historic proportions appears to be just around the corner, and the establishment may be setting up President Donald Trump and other anti-globalist forces to take the blame for it. So says former congressman and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul and other economic experts with a proven track record of accuracy who have studied the issue. And at this point, there is probably nothing that can be done to stop it.

World News Briefs -- February 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Trump assails U.S. intelligence agencies amid questions over Russia* U.S. President Donald Trump assailed U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday for what he said were illegal information leaks, and dismissed reports of contacts between members of his presidential campaign and Russian intelligence officials. Trump went on the counter-offensive as his administration reeled from the abrupt dismissal of Michael Flynn as national security adviser on Monday. The New York Times reported late on Tuesday that phone call records and intercepted calls showed members of Trump's ... more »

luxor: west bank sites

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
Yesterday was a full day of ancient sites and excellent Egyptian food. I woke up from a rooster crowing! Seriously, it called “Roo-uh roo-uh rooooo”. That was followed by the morning call to prayer. It’s a very pleasant way to start the day. We had breakfast in the lush, green courtyard at the hotel. Breakfast here is hardboiled eggs, yogurt, honey, cheese spread, and rolls. I miss those fig pastries and green falafel from Giza! After breakfast, our driver was waiting. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But it’s a great way to go here. If you don’t go with a tour, there are no buses to any ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Russia deploys missile in violation of arms control treaty, US official says* Alleged violation of cold war-era arms control agreement complicates outlook for US-Russia relations amid turmoil on Donald Trump’s national security team A Trump administration official says US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a cold war-era arms control treaty. The alleged violation complicates the outlook for US-Russia relations amid turmoil on Donald Trump’s national security team. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelli... more »

The Deep State Speaketh

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
The first Deep State leg of the punishing journey that Senator Chuck Schumer called "six ways from Sunday" is now complete. The Intelligence Community has officially begun its vendetta against Donald J. Trump. Not that we should mourn the newly deposed General Mike Flynn, of course. The man was not just a loose cannon in a whole cabinet full of them, he was a human cluster bomb. A ground war with Iran on his watch was never a question of if, but of when. Flynn was practically salivating blood in his hateful haste to kill as many Muslims as possible. So good riddance to him. I have... more »

HOW WE GOT HERE: All of a sudden, we're getting real good!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017Part 3—We know this because Rachel says:* On November 9, after decades of napping, we liberals arose to a new reality: The craziest candidate in American history was president-elect! Showing our infallible judgment, we liberals saw what this meant. It was time for us the liberals to get involved! Ten weeks later, Rep. Keith Ellison chuckled about our new ardor. Two days after the mammoth women's march, his comment appeared at the start of this front-page report in the Washington Post: WEIGEL AND PORTNOY (1/23/17): Alex Ellison, a senior at Boston's E... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Tom Parkin calls out the Libs' latest laughable excuse for breaking their promise of electoral reform - being the threat that a party like the one which just held power for 10 years might win a few seats. Andrew Coyne notes that we shouldn't accept Justin Trudeau's bogeyman as an excuse for doing nothing. And Abbas Rana and Derek Abma report that the focus of Lib MPs is to avoid political fallout from their party's betrayal of voters, rather than to try to live up to their commitment. - Meanwhile, Susan Delacourt sees the electora... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 120, Feb 14, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Islamic State launched more attacks upon liberated east Mosul. 24 IS fighters who crossed the Tigris River into southeast Mosul at night were stopped by members of the Golden Division, and were eventually killed after a gun battle. Mortar fire killed 1 civilian and wounded 2 more. The government has been forming local Hashd groups to help secure the city. A commander of one such unit told Voice of America that the insurgents were attempting river attacks almost every night. The same report quoted a soldier who said drone strikes were wounding up to 20 people per day. Surveilla... more »

Sugaring the pill

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Compare the BBC’s report of the newly elected Hamas leader (Yehiya) Yahya Sinwar (what a *name!*) with other press reports available online. The BBC’s avoidance of the ‘value-judgement’ is so painfully obvious that it has the opposite effect to the one intended, i.e., it ends up looking like unadulterated bias. The BBC *does *mention that Sinwar represents the most radical and extreme line of Hamas, and does not believe in any sort of cooperation with Israel, but much of the BBC’s report is couched in obfuscating language, for example, rather than explain that Sinwar was jailed ... more »

EU Preparing A Summit With China To Promote Free Trade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse *Reuters*: *Exclusive: EU preparing early China summit in message to Trump - sources* The European Union is preparing an early summit with China in April or May in Brussels to promote free trade and international cooperation in the face of a more protectionist and inward-looking Washington, three EU officials said. China and the EU hold a summit every year, usually in July, and a date has yet to be fixed formally for 2017. On... more »

City Erects Prison Camp to Deal with Homeless – Cutting Off Food & Water

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: homeless]Up to 100 homeless people have been cut off from food and water and locked in a makeshift prison camp by government officials.

Will The Islamic State Eventually be Absorbed By Al Qaeda?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon: **Al Qaeda Likely to Absorb ISIS Amid Weakened Territorial Holdings* Counter-terrorism experts warn merger would escalate global terror threat. While the Islamic State has engaged the United States and its Western partners in a protracted war in Iraq and Syria, al Qaeda has been quietly rebuilding its capacity to strike America, several terrorism experts testified Tuesday. Officials predicted that al Qaeda's resilience in the Middle East will only escalate amid ISIS's ongoing territorial setbacks, creating the conditions for a merger of the two terrorist ... more »

Japan's Nuclear Umbrella: Why is the US Explicating the Previously Unspoken

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Why did President Trump state the obvious for the first time: Kayoko Geji and Hajimu Takeda Statement of nuclear option to defend Japan a first in 42 years THE ASAHI SHIMBUN February 15, 2017 at 17:20 JST http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201702150058.html The latest joint statement by Japanese and U.S. leaders mentions nuclear weapons as a U.S. option to defend Japan for the first time since 1975, reflecting growing concerns about North Korea. The statement released Feb. 10 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump after their summit talks in Washington stat... more »

UKIP’s leader thinks he’s out of the woods, then he walks straight into another fiasco

James Wright at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Under pressure on live radio, UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has admitted that claims on his website of losing “close personal friends” at the Hillsborough disaster are false. The Hillsborough disaster was where a lethal crush at an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest took 96 lives. A cover up? Now, the Stoke Central by-election […] The post UKIP’s leader thinks... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

A vibrant street party is on in the heart of London – and everyone is invited

Steve Topple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
On Saturday 18 February, a vibrant street party will take place at Piccadilly Circus in London. The event, called Reclaim Love, is now in its 14th year. 2017 looks set to be just as big as ever. And its founder and organiser is one of the biggest personalities you’ll meet. The corporatisation of love Reclaim Love started […] The post A vibrant street party is on in the heart of... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

A UKIP campaign event to win over Stoke has gone very badly wrong [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Paul Nuttall’s dreams of a seat in parliament lay in tatters today, but Twitter isn’t exactly teeming with sympathy for the UKIP leader. Instead, they’ve turned a UKIP campaign event into a complete fiasco. Nuttall on the ropes Police are investigating the UKIP leader over allegations of electoral fraud. An investigation by Channel 4′s Michael Crick revealed that the Stoke... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Piers Morgan sent a Valentine’s message to women, and it was as bad as you’d imagine [TWEETS]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Piers Morgan sent a Valentine’s message to the world’s women. And it was as bad as you’d imagine. But the response was brilliant. And it put Piers in the place he belongs: in a cave, alone, red-faced, and humiliated. Morgan: F*ck love Time magazine published a Women’s March story on 14 February. It detailed the […] The post Piers Morgan sent a Valentine’s... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.


Anon at Aangirfan - 15 hours ago
. It is believed that *Julian Assange* was mind controlled while he was a member of the cult known as *'The Family'*. The Family was also known as *the Santiniketan Park Association *and the *Great White Brotherhood*. *'The Family'* beat, starved and sexually abused its children. The cult injected its children with LSD. 'The Family' mind controlled its children, presumably on behalf of the CIA and its friends. It is believed that 'The Family' was protected by the security services. *Anne Hamilton-Byrne* The leader of 'The Family' was *Anne Hamilton-Byrne*, who was born *Evelyn... more »

China Warns The U.S. Against Challenging Its Sovereignty In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
USS Lassen (DDG 82) patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr. *Reuters*: *China warns U.S. against fresh naval patrols in South China Sea* China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the United States was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea. On Sunday, the Navy Times reported that U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders were considering freedom of navigation patrols in the busy waterway by the San Diego-based Carl Vinson... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Kim Jong Un's half-brother has reportedly been killed in Malaysia Amazon is thinking about dropping parcels out of the sky Winds were so strong on this French island that it forced a waterfall uphill Greece plans to appoint Rothschild as debt adviser CIA and Drugs 21% of British startups plan to open a European office due to Brexit US To Sanction Venezuelan VP For Being "Drug Kingpin" As Socialist Utopia Resorts To Eating Flamingoes In Race Against Coming Storm, Workers Scramble To Plug Oroville Dam Hole Using Rocks: Live Updates Maduro Kicks CNN Out Of Vene... more »

Researcher issues massive changes to papers amidst plagiarism investigation

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A researcher in Greece has issued extensive — what we sometimes call “mega” — corrections to two 2016 papers published in a medical journal in Romania. The first author — Alexandra Kalogeraki, a pathology researcher at the University of Crete in Greece — retracted two reviews from the same journal last year for plagiarism. The newest notices […] The post Researcher issues massive changes to papers amidst plagiarism investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Pope Francis stands with Native Americans against Oil Pipelines

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
Pope Francis wades into US oil pipeline dispute by supporting indigenous people of America and their ancestral land rights. Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands — an indirect critique as the Donald Trump administration seeks to advance construction on a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples attending a U.N. agricultural meeting and said the key issue facing them is how to reconcile the right to development w... more »

The First Salvos In The U.S. - China Trade Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An attendant cleans the carpet next to U.S. and Chinese national flags before a news conference for the 6th round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo *Sputnik:* *Trump Administration Prepares First Blow in 'Trade Skirmishes' With Beijing* The Trump administration's proposal to tackle what it perceives to be China's currency manipulation signals the beginning of a series of trade disputes between Washington and Beijing, Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for Inter... more »

Covenant of Democratic Nations

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 16 hours ago
The program towards the Covenant of Democratic Nations was launched in Washington D.C. on 23rd January 2017 and the next meeting was in New York City on the 31st January. US Investigative Journalist and Award winning author, Edwin Black, is leading the initiative. Last night at Parliament House Canberra Edwin Black introduced the initiative to Australia. There was a panel of 2SM's Grant Goldman (on phone); The Daily Telegraph's John Adams (on phone), Senator Malcolm Roberts; Malcolm's Office Manager Leon Ashby;Farmer and ex-miner John MacRae and convenor Yankel Koncepolski. Presen... more »

Missold PPE?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Who’s been listening to Radio 4’s book of the week? ‘Age of Anger’ by Pankaj Mishra. “In a ground-breaking new analysis, Pankaj Mishra traces the tangled roots of hatreds and nationalisms across the world. Technology allows anyone to express their ideas freely and publicly, but judging by the general standard of internet commentary it would be generous to assume your average listener is bigly gifted in the comprehension department. Unless you’ve graduated from Oxbridge, PPE; first class hons., I doubt you’d be able to take in the entirety of this essay’s densely-packed prose, s... more »

Trumpism Moves North

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The conventional wisdom seems to be that Justin -- or as he is known these days in Washington -- Joe Trudeau's visit with Donald Trump went pretty well. On the surface, it looks like the prime minister didn't yield any ground. But, Susan Delacourt writes, Trumpism is moving north: A new, international “trust index” released today contained some troubling news for the prime minister and his Liberal brand: Canadians’ trust in government has eroded profoundly since Trudeau took power 15 months ago. Edelman, the public-relations firm that compiles the annual index, has put Canada into... more »

The DCCC Should Start Making Devin Nunes Fight For His Seat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Nunes: Masterminding the GOP PutinGate coverup* Devin Nunes' Central Valley House seat is pretty safely Republican-- but not nearly as safe as it was when he was first elected in 2002. The PVI is still rated a daunting R+10 but the demographics have shifted precipitously. Only 41.9% of Nunes' constituents are white now and one day-- who knows?-- the DCCC might decide to target him. They should. Nunes shouldn't be given any more free rides. Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he seems to think his function is covering up the Trump Regime's malfeasance in their activities rega... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
So, like everyone else, I'm reading this *New York Times* story... Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials. American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time they were discovering evidence that Russia was trying to disrupt the presidential election by hacking into the Democratic National Co... more »

Possible syllabus for beginner’s Climate Course.

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
Several times in the last few months I’ve found myself trying to explain some pretty basic concepts of climate to other sceptics. So, I’ve begun wondering what a basic climate course for sceptics would cover, and my initial ideas are … Continue reading →

President Trump To Meet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu To Discuss The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Trump to host Netanyahu in meeting focused on Iran, Middle East talks* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet face-to-face with President Trump on Wednesday, setting the tone for what both leaders hope to be the dawn of a new era for the U.S.-Israel relationship. Analysts say that the meeting will hope to project a public theme of unity between the two governments on topics including Iran, Israeli settlements and the fate of the peace process. "Both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu have a very big stake in wanting to demonstrate that whatever... more »

Suspect Arrested In Malaysia For The Assassination Of North Korean Leader's Brother

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CNN:* *Suspect arrested over death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother* Hong Kong (CNN)A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Malaysian police said. She was detained Wednesday at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 carrying a Vietnamese travel document. Earlier, South Korea's intelligence committee said two Asian women were suspected of murdering Kim Jong Nam, who died soon after being attacked at the same airport. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy on his body. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: The suspect tha... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Visits NATO

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon in Arlington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/MARY F. CALVERT *Reuters*: *Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump's defense chief* European allies will tell the United States' new defense secretary on Wednesday that NATO is not the weak alliance U.S. President Donald Trump has accused it of being, at one of the most anticipated NATO meetings in years. At their first face-to-face encounter with Jim Mattis, European defense ministers will also seek reassuran... more »

‘The Euro May ALREADY Be Lost’: Economists Predict DOOMSDAY for European Union’s Currency

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
‘The Euro May ALREADY Be Lost’: Economists Predict DOOMSDAY for European Union’s Currency by ZOIE O’BRIEN, http://www.express.co.uk/ REPEATED failings in the eurozone may have already signed the death warrant of the single currency despite Europe’s continued attempts to centralise the euro, an economic think tank has warned. – European Union nations are plummeting further into debt, amid […]

Big Brother is Watching You: Jim Rogers Prophesizes Death of Cash & Total Govt Control of Spending. ‘666’ is Coming Rapidly!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Erik Townsend welcomes Jim Rogers back to MacroVoices. Erik and Jim discuss: by https://www.macrovoices.com/index.php * What’s in store for the U.S. Equity Markets? * Outlook on the U.S. Dollar * Is the 35-year bond bull market over? * Where are junk bonds going? * History of government failures * His views on the global populist movements […]

The Neocons and the “Deep State” Have Neutered the Trump Presidency, It’s Over Folks!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
I am sympathetic to Trump. Keep in mind that he has a bulls-eye on his back. I seriously doubt he will be able to achieve more than 50% of what he set out to do. One thing is clear: the build up along the Russian border is continuing. The WW3 agenda does not seem to […]


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The MTA’s myopic agenda* FRESH OFF A victory on Question 2, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, led by combative firebrand Barbara Madeloni, is pushing legislation to undermine key pillars of this state’s highly successful education-improvement effort. The MTA’s main bill takes aim at so-called high-stakes testing, under which students have at least five opportunities to pass the MCAS graduation exam. Even as it calls for hundreds of millions more in state education spending, the MTA wants a three-year moratorium on those tests, with the goal of nixing them entirely. The b... more »

If the Conservative Party wins this election, ‘babies will die’

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
According to a group of midwives, an upcoming election is literally a matter of life and death. They say “babies will die” if the Conservative Party wins. The letter to the Conservative Party The move takes place amid wider, drastic cuts to the profession of midwifery within the NHS. The NHS already needed an additional 2,600 midwives in 2015. […] The post If the Conservative... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Adding insult to injury, a UKIP bigwig says he’s ‘sick to death’ of hearing about Hillsborough [TWEETS]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 17 hours ago
UKIP’s leader, Paul Nuttall, has been facing strong public scrutiny. Nuttall says he was at Hillsborough for the fateful FA Cup semi-final in 1989, but he has also admitted that claims on his website saying he lost “close friends” were untrue. Nuttall’s press officer took responsibility for these claims, saying that she was the one who […] The post Adding insult to... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

North Korean Paranoia is Well-Founded

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*February 15, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - North Korea is depicted across US and European media as a backward nation run by a despotic, delusional leader encircled by advisers suffering from irrational, militant paranoia. The nation is also depicted as a prominent security threat in Asia-Pacific despite North Korea waging no wars in the region since an armistice in 1953 effectively ended the Korean War. A despotic, delusional leadership, however, most likely would not possess nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and a large conventional army and yet restrain its use regardless of de... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*More on the Bates revelations about the NOAA paper by Tom Karl* *The writer below says that the Bates revelations have one and one only important implication: That unvalidated data was used. In my career as a psychometrician, I too often railed against the unvalidated data often used by my fellow social scientists. So I agree that use of unvalidated data means that the conclusions of that particular study cannot be accepted.I don't think the problem ends there, however. I think it unlikely that the data used CAN be validated. The revelation about the best measurements of ... more »

NOAA & The Oroville Dam

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Oldbrew https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/flooding-concerns-oroville-dam-water-levels-reach-capacity NOAA have a good account of what has been going on with the Oroville Dam: As mentioned previously in the Event Tracker, California is going through one of its wettest water years (October – September) on record. In particular, precipitation so far in 2017 is […]

Kennedy De Niro Press Conference This Morning

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago

Cat bites sleeping Alberta mother on arm, alerting family to burning home

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
A cat has saved the lives of its owner after raising the alarm during a fire by biting on her arm. When a fire broke out in a Clairmont mobile home in Canada the family pet reportedly ran to the adult’s room and woke up a woman. The woman, a mother-of-two, told the local fire department that their cat saved them. Woken at 3:30am, the parents and children were able to flee their house and called for help. Put in touch with the Red Cross, the family are now staying in another property. Because of the quick-acting cat’s actions firefighters contained the fire to the base of the... more »

Local voting figures shed new light on EU referendum!!

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
It’s official! Brexit voters are mostly poorly educated pensioners. The BBC can confirm their earlier speculative proclamation that most Remain voters are young and university-educated, while Leave voters are elderly and ignorant and really shouldn’t have been given a vote. Are the elderly too stupid and selfish to care about their children’s and grandchildren’s future, or is ‘consideration for the next generation’ precisely why the old grannies people voted Brexit? Hmm. Are the younger generation thinking long-term, or were they a little terrified by the Remain campaign’s ... more »

President Trump Asks at Parent Teacher Listening Conference: "Have You Seen An Increase in Children with Autism?"

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Kim Stagliano Yesterday, President Trump held a parent teacher listening conference. The full transcript is HERE. What caught our ear was the President's question to a special education teacher. Say what you will, President Trump has shown more interest...

Vaccine Safety House of Cards

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Anne Dachel First of all, something that will get absolutely no recognition in the mainstream media is this announcement by RFK in EcoWatch.com: Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders A team of researchers from the...

The Noumenal World of Nathaniel Branden

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 18 hours ago
*My Years With Ayn Rand * *Nathaniel Branden* *My Years With Ayn Rand* is the reminiscences of a spiteful man—a bitter man—a malicious man. This is not a biography of Ayn Rand; it is the pathetic account of Nathaniel Branden’s personal feelings of the years that he spent with her. The book transports the reader into an unhinged world. This is not the world of Ayn Rand’s rational philosophy; it is a world ruled by Immanuel Kant’s doctrine. Welcome to Branden’s *noumenal* world—a world where reality can be ignored, lying is a way of life, morality is whimsicality, hypocrisy is condo... more »

Odd UFO Emerges from Volcano in Mexico

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This looks more like an oncoming jet fighter turning on a powerful light beam. We actually can do all this now. Whatever it is it is certainly a powered craft. Setting cameras up aimed at natural landmarks allows a natural framework to measure effects. *Odd UFO Emerges from Volcano in Mexico* * January 30, 2017* * http://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/odd-ufo-emerges-from-volcano-in-mexico/* *A perplexing piece of video via a webcam watching volcanoes in Mexico shows a small ball of light slowly emerge on screen before bursting into a massive glow. * *The strange event oc... more »

Turning the Tide Against Cholera

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
. This report is actually very encouraging. It is likely impossible to get the disease out of the wild itself but is is possible to create a secure water delivery system. That has not happened yet in most countries including semi developed SE Asia. Failure to make it good has been an ongoing political decision, just as slums are caused by political neglect. solutions are readily available and well tested many decades ago in similar situations. Other than that we have here a clear clinical solution for victims that turns them around in hours and a vaccine protocol... more »

Transxcript Nonie Darvish interview On Islam

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This item clarifies the core differences between all religions generally and Islam. Islam is in fact War fascism and cares nothing for spirituality at all and thus adds nothing to humanity except death and destruction. Here though we do find it made crystal clear that Islam is the Anti Christ and Allah is the name for the Great Deceiver in his own words no less and that really says that praying to Allah, you are in fact praying to Satan. I had always suspected as much but it was also not so clear in the writings we are expected to depend on. Most human beings cannot live with ... more »

Boom — how and why the CDC can foist toxic vaccines on the American people

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Holy crap!!1 I never in my wildest dreams though that an agency could be so deliberately skewed to extract money so blatantly and so fraudulently. Up to 1985 we had about three or four time tested vaccines that did as much as they could to block certain historical threats. That really was good enough because most such threats had then disappeared by and large. In the fifties, i personally had measles, whopping cough, chicken pox, scarlet fever and mumps at least. Vaccination for whooping cough in 1960 triggered a round of double pneumonia which almost killed me. I lost si... more »

Is it Time for a Lift?

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
For those of you who have been following the design and development phase of the *White Wolf Mine* in the Mogollon Rim region of Northern Arizona, it seems that the overall design phase is complete. It's taken longer than I thought that it would but considering the extraordinarily heavy snow fall and related weather so far this year, there's not much we could do up there. Once it dries out, we'll have at it. One thing that I have added is a two-post truck lift in the workshop. Because it requires extra heavy footers, it was easier to incorporate it now rather than later. It also req... more »

The USA Overthrows Democracies Abroad, Will They Overthrow Their Own?

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage—torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians—which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by ‘our’ side. ~ George Orwell

UK unemployment falls by 7,000 to 1.6m per BBC News who are looking for a line to attack these figures on

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The BBC are devastated to have to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38979582 that: 'UK unemployment fell by 7,000 to 1.6m in three months to December, while average earnings rose 2.6%, figures show. ' An attack line will have to be formulated, the BBC cannot allow good economic news to be reported when there's a Conservative government in power. A while back when unemployment fell we were told by the BBC that it didn't matter because average earnings were falling. Now unemployment is failing and average earnings are rising, I wonder what the problem will be? Zero hours ... more »

Female MP abuse 'puts women off politics' says Diane Abbott per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38977784 informs us about one side of the incident last week: 'Women may be deterred from entering politics because of abuse suffered by female MPs, Diane Abbott says. The shadow home secretary said she was speaking out about her own experiences after recently receiving a series of threats and insults. Last week Brexit secretary David Davis was branded "sexist" for reportedly sending a text saying he would not hug Ms Abbott because he was "not blind". His spokeswoman said he was "very sorry" for any offence caused.' Oddly the ... more »

Flynn Resignation: “It’s Only the Tip of the Iceberg”; Russia Counts on Tillerson; Trump Campaign Had Repeated Contact with Senior Russian Intelligence Officials (Allegations)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
With Rex Tillerson, friend of Putin and former Exxon Mobil CEO who wanted to drill the Arctic as US Secretary … Continue reading →

US Senator Markey Calls for Action from Trump Administration on Russian Violation of Arms Control Treaty

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“Senator Markey Calls for Action from Trump Administration on Russian Violation of Arms Control Treaty Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Washington … Continue reading →

A story about Roger Penrose

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Philip Ball visited Roger Penrose (85) in Oxford, talked to him, and wrote the profile Roger Penrose and the vision thing in the Prospect Magazine. It's fun reading but I surely have mixed feelings. Penrose is a very creative guy who has done some cool things and I agree with many of his views about the organization of the research and "style" that is being suppressed. On the other hand, his views on many important technical questions – and not just difficult ones – are childishly wrong and the self-congratulatory tone of the article is undoubtedly excessive. Much of the article i... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
*Jamie Colman* *Goody** writes:* *1.* The Colman's Mustard heir, *Jamie Colman*, admits that his charity funded 'child abuse' barrister John Smyth for nearly thirty years Colman's Mustard heir admits charity funded 'child abuse' barrister. *Rev Sue Colman* *2.* Jamie Colman's wife *Rev Sue Colman* was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority and was the spiritual director for the scandal-ridden Kids Company. Sue Colman oversees a ‘Hospitality’ project, which encompasses the sharing of community lunches to the opening of our homes to vulnerable a... more »

Christy Clark's 2017 Throne Speech-The Fakery, B.C. Edition

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Listening to the throne speech, if one didn't know better, if one believed even half of it, millions would be building statues and monuments province-wide honoring the greatest leader the world, let alone British Columbia has ever seen....The honorable Premier Christy Clark.. *Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, * I wonder how she feels tonight, did she sterilize her mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to remove the bitter taste of real-life irony, or knock back a pint of tequila to numb her mind. I understand that people have certain duties related to thei... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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

Secret Bilderberg Style Summit Discovered In Dubai

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 13, 2017 The Trump administration can make common cause with both parents and teachers by stopping the pressure from the Department of Education to use Common Core. In fact, Betsy DeVos can honor her oath to the Constitution and improve education by shutting down completely, the Department she heads. end

New York Times & Pelosi Caught In Fake News Scandal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 The mainstream media continually accuses the new media of being “fake news” but are the ones who continually push false narratives.

Tel Aviv OKs 1000s of New Illegal Settler Units on Palestinian Land

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 Germany has announced the postponement of a summit with Israel following Tel Aviv’s controversial new settlements law. A German government spokesman says Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials will not meet with the Israeli premier and his cabinet on May 10 in Jerusalem al-Quds. The spokesman said the meeting […]

US Troops And Tanks Arrive in Romania to Bolster Country’s Defence

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 US troops have began to disembark their armored vehicles on Tuesday at the MK Base, Constanta, as part of the US commitment to secure and to reinforce the Eastern NATO flank. The deployment is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. end

Sabotage: Obama Is Commanding An Army Of 30,000 Anti-Trump Activists From His Home 2 Miles From The White House

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Sabotage: Obama Is Commanding An Army Of 30,000 Anti-Trump Activists From His Home 2 Miles From The White House by Michael Snyder, http://endoftheamericandream.com/ Throughout American history, most ex-presidents have chosen to move away from Washington D.C. once their terms have ended, and the vast majority of them have tried very hard not to interfere with their successors. […]

Think the TPP is Gone? WRONG — It’s About to Get Replaced with Something Much Worse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Think the TPP is Gone? WRONG — It’s About to Get Replaced with Something Much Worse by MELISSA DYKES | THE DAILY SHEEPLE On January 23rd, many Americans rejoiced as Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the TPP. The only problem is, the TPP is about to get replaced with something even worse. – […]

The ‘Deep State’ Soft Coup Is Now In Progress To Take Full Control Of The Country

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 Obamacare repeal should be on Trump’s desk with a couple of weeks. Moby make a prediction that Trump will go to war with Iran. General Flynn resigned for violating the Logan act. The soft coup is in progress to take control of the country. Paul Craig Roberts says the soft […]

‘Trump Expects Moscow to ‘Return’ Crimea to Ukraine, Has Been Tough on Russia’ – WH Spokesman

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Who gives the orders? POTUS or the secret government, western Illuminati? You decide. It appears Trump is slowly moving towards the official MIC line: Russia is an enemy. – Published on Feb 14, 2017 WH spokesman Spicer on Russia, Ukraine & Crimea: Trump has been incredibly tough on Russia. He expects Russian govt to ‘return’ […]

Here is the Assad Interview CNN Will Never Show You, “EU is Supporting the Terrorists in Syria from the Very Beginning”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Here is the Assad Interview CNN Will Never Show You, “EU is Supporting the Terrorists in Syria from the Very Beginning” by ALEX CHRISTOFOROU, http://theduran.com/ Assad tells a Belgium reporter that the EU cannot re-build Syria ‘while destroying Syria.’ – On the 7th of February, 2017 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Belgian media that their country and […]

The War of Terror is A CIA-Sponsored PsyOp

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 12, 2017 SHOW NOTES AND MP4: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=21807 While people on both sides of the phoney left/right divide squabble over terrorist boogeymen and Trump’s CIA chief gives Saudi Arabia an award for “counter” terrorism, everyone has lost sight of the bigger picture: The blithering morons who are the face of international terror are […]

Beijing Warns US & Japan Over Diaoyu Islands

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 13, 2017 China voices concern over a recent statement by Japan and the US that lays claim to a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman urged Washington and Tokyo to act cautiously, and avoid making false remarks about the Diaoyu Islands. Geng warned such […]

Revealed: Trump Administration Aborted Operation That Would Have Provoked War With Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Revealed: Trump Administration Aborted Operation That Would Have Provoked War With Iran by Richard Brandt, http://russia-insider.com/en Buried in the middle of the New York Times’ story on the inner workings of Trump’s National Security Council is a revelation almost too terrifying to believe: Last week, the U.S. Navy came close to intercepting and boarding an Iranian ship […]

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

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 t

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