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Thomas Paine

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Friday, February 17, 2017

17 February - Blogs I'm Following

11:25 pm MST

The Dark History Of Immigration Bans In The U.S.

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 9 minutes ago
President Trump’s immigration ban has brought to light the U.S.’ history of restricting refugees. What’s the history behind this policy?

Ecuador Goes To The Polls On Sunday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 minutes ago
Guillermo Lasso, presidential candidate from the CREO party, talks to Reuters in Guayaquil, Ecuador February 16, 2017. Picture taken February 16, 2017. To match Interview ECUADOR-ELECTION/LASSO REUTERS/Guillermo Granja *Reuters*: *Ecuador opposition candidate vows to remove Assange, denounce Venezuela* Ecuador's lead opposition candidate is offering a sharp break with ten years of leftist rule in the Andean country, vowing to remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the nation's London embassy, speak out against Venezuela's socialist government, and likely renegotiate debts wit... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 44 minutes ago
*Foreign Object Focus* Sailors look for foreign objects on the USS Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea, Feb. 16, 2017. The ship is part of a U.S. Pacific Fleet initiative. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matt Brown

A Look At What Are The Alternatives To A Two-State-Solution Between Israel And The Palestinians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Colin Shindler, BBC:* *Israel and the Palestinians: What are alternatives to a two-state solution?* When President Donald Trump commented "two states and one state - I like the one that both parties like" about an eventual Israeli-Palestinian settlement, it suggested a rethink, and perhaps a downgrading, of the time-honoured "two-state solution" of past US administrations. But what are the other options? *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: The problem is that there are no good alternatives.

Progressives Need to Think Through Implications of Flynn's Resignation

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Sam Husseini* Many so-called progressives are stoked that Trump's National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned as the result of charges surrounding his discussions with a Russian ambassador while Trump was president-elect. Congressional Democrats want to use this to go after Trump. Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "After Flynn resignation, FBI must accelerate its investigation of the Trump Administration's Russian connection." Even before Flynn's resignation, Rep. Maxine Waters did a segment on *Democracy Now*: "Trump Should Be Impeached If He Colluded with Russians Ahead of Electio... more »

Trump Declares CNN, NYT, CBS, ABC And NBC Are “The Enemy of The American People”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Trump Declares CNN, NYT, CBS, ABC And NBC Are “The Enemy of The American People” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com If you thought yesterday’s press conference was “ranting and raving”, it appears President Trump just turned the anti-‘Fake news’-media amplifier up to ’11’, declaring CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS , The New York Times (yet not The […]

Put Up Or Shut Up: Judicial Watch Sues FBI, NSA, CIA For Flynn Records

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Put Up Or Shut Up: Judicial Watch Sues FBI, NSA, CIA For Flynn Records by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com As we noted previously, given the FBI has already ‘cleared’ Flynn, the only possible path for escalation from here by the deep state, is to leak the actual recorded calls to the press, thus “proving” Flynn lied, […]

Putin: NATO Keeps Trying to Draw Russia into Confrontation, Meddle in Internal Affairs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Putin: NATO Keeps Trying to Draw Russia into Confrontation, Meddle in Internal Affairs by https://www.rt.com/ NATO is constantly trying to draw Russia into a confrontation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He added that members of the alliance continue to interfere in Russia’s domestic affairs. – The accusations came as Putin addressed senior members of the […]

EU Bureaucrats Escalate the War on Cash: Will Precious Metals Be in the Crosshairs?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
EU Bureaucrats Escalate the War on Cash: Will Precious Metals Be in the Crosshairs? by https://www.moneymetals.com/ The global war on cash rolls on. The cabal of bankers seeking more transaction fees, busybody political leaders, and central bankers who want to experiment with negative interest rates recently threw India into turmoil by eliminating the two largest denomination […]

Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging! by http://www.silverdoctors.com/ Summary The Chinese Are Putting in Place a Link Between Oil and Gold. The Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Gold Standard is Emerging… – By Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie, GoldenJackass: The Gold Trade Note is gradually coming into view, its form within structured contracts […]

A Civil War For Control Of The U.S. Government Has Erupted Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
A Civil War For Control Of The U.S. Government Has Erupted Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump by Michael Snyder, http://endoftheamericandream.com/ The ruthless political assassination of Michael Flynn was just one battle of a major civil war that has erupted for control of the U.S. government. Donald Trump and his new administration are now under relentless […]

Former CIA Operative: Trump Is Battling Pedophile Network

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 Alex Jones talks with former CIA operative Robert David Steele about Donald Trump’s ongoing war against the pedophile elite in Washington. end

Global PEDOPHILIA Rings Exposed And Arrested — Where’s U.S. Press Coverage?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Global PEDOPHILIA Rings Exposed And Arrested — Where’s U.S. Press Coverage? by Catherine Frompovich, http://www.activistpost.com/ “Pizzagate” is a familiar pop culture buzzword and everyone probably knows what it means or that it is affiliated with sexual abuse of children, especially in Washington, DC. However, there has been breaking news about world-wide arrests regarding pedophilia, but the U.S. […]

The Trump Presidency: RIP?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Trump Presidency: RIP by http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ Has Donald Trump overestimated his presidential power? The answer is yes. Is Steve Bannon, Trump’s main advisor, politically inexperienced? The answer is yes. – We can conclude from the answers to these two questions that Trump is in over his head and will pay a big price. How large will […]

WikiLeaks: The US Strategy to Create a New Globalist Legal And Economic System — TPP, TTIP, TISA

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
WikiLeaks: The US Strategy to Create a New Globalist Legal And Economic System — TPP, TTIP, TISA by http://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/ “TiSA’s Worse Than TPP – Kiss Internet privacy and national sovereignty goodbye,” – National Economics – Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when, within hours of taking office, Donald Trump withdrew the US from the […]

Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent by Claire Bernish, http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.” – In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián […]

random observations about egypt and egyptian life

laura k at wmtc - 2 hours ago
I have so many of these saved up, I might as well make them a separate post. -- All the men trying to “help” you at the sites, and most taxi drivers, and restaurant owners -- pretty much everyone -- asks where you are from. When we say Canada, they say “Canada dry”. Sometimes the next time they see you, they will say “Canada dry!” or they will call out to you “Canada dry! Canada dry!” to get your attention. On a busy day seeing temples and tombs, we might hear this five or six times a day. It is so bizarre! -- All Egyptian men wear scarves. It’s like there’s some kind of law. Whethe... more »

Iran Is Not The Powerhouse That Some Like To Portray

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony marking the anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran February 10, 2017. President.ir/Handout via REUTERS *Jonathan Adelman, FOX News:* *The surprising truth about Iran and the West* For the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, the United States treated Iran as if it were a major rising power in the world dominating the Middle East. But Iran is not a First World or even Second World power. Iran, as a Third World country, is far weaker than either the superpower United States or the rising First World... more »

Tribes File New Lawsuit to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline as Drilling Begins

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
The pipeline company is proceeding with construction after being granted a final permit.

Will President Trump Defeat The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to security services directing them to defeat the Islamic State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Jan. 28, 2017. *Andrew Exum, The Atlantic*: *Donald Trump Will Defeat ISIS* *And it will be mostly due to the work of his predecessor.* The dysfunction at the highest levels of the American government right now obscures a dramatic reality: Donald Trump is going to defeat the Islamic State, and Americans need to be fine with that. Like most of the people reading this, I have been so completely absorbed by the drama at th... more »

Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa On His Legacy and Critics

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 3 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Feb 17, 2017 After 10 years and three terms, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa’s time in office has ended. Under his administration Ecuador made far-reaching economic and social gains, despite having inherited a country on the brink of collapse. In one of his last interviews before leaving office, […]

Activists built a pipeline next to a DAPL Investor Dutch bank to show how it looks

White Wolf at White Wolf - 4 hours ago
On Thursday morning a group of about 20 activists dug room for and planted 15 meters of super heavy pipe sections at the ING headquarters in Amsterdam Zuidoost. They did so to protest against the Dutch bank's part in financing the highly controversial Standing Rock pipeline in Dakota, United States, Het Parool reports. With the huge pipeline built right into the ING headquarters' office, the activists want to show what a massive effect such a pipeline can have on your home. "We're giving them a taste of their own medicine", campaign leader Kim Schoppink said to the newspaper. Th... more »

President Trump Calls 'NYTimes, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN Enemy Of The American People'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 *WNU Editor:* There are times when a U.S. President should step back ... and this is one of them .... even though the press have doubled down today on their personal criticism of him. But President Trump will always fight back when he feels that he is being unfairly attacked .... and my guess is that the press figured this out a long time ago. As to president Trump's tweet, it was posted one hour before t... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 4 hours ago
Matthew Good Band - Strange Days

Planned Parenthood And Equality California Both Ignore "Identity Politics"-- Each Endorses Jimmy Gomez Based On His Record Of Achievement

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Debra Spector presents Jimmy Gomez with Planned Parenthood's Champion of Choice award* Planned Parenthood was never an unhinged group of self-serving profiteers the way EMILY's List is, but many women candidates expect to be endorsed by an organization with Planned Parenthood's stated objectives, which are, after all, focused primarily towards making the lives of women better. And Planned Parenthood does endorse women candidates-- lots and lots of them. Why do they endorse women candidates? Easy: because the women candidates they endorse are better than their opponents. How revolut... more »

States Use ESSA to Accelerate Online and Blended Classrooms

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
When the ESEA was boiled down into a racist states rights version, labeled ESSA, and quickly passed, it was Diane Ravitch and her loyal ghostwriters who hailed the new law as a huge success. She even gave Lamar Alexander's office nine (9) separate opportunities to sell the high tech and charter incentive stimulus bill as the greatest federal funding event since 1965, when ESEA was originally passed. The world found out later, of course, that ESSA had been the preferred deal cut by the Clintons and their corporate funders. AFT, NEA, FairTest, and NPE had been trotted out to sell it... more »

Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet: On Good and Evil”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Prophet: On Good and Evil”* by Kahlil Gibran "Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil. For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house. And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles yet sink not to the bottom. You are good when you strive to give o... more »

"The Line Dividing Good And Evil..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? During the life of any heart this line keeps changing place; sometimes it is squeezed one way by exuberant evil and sometimes it shifts to allow enough space for good to flourish. One and the same human being is, at various ages, under various circumstances, a totally different human being. ... more »

"We Don't Have To..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"We don't have to hate ourselves for our own vulnerability. We don't have to hate ourselves for what life has done to us. We don't have to hate ourselves because hurt or loss or longing has gotten to us. Our desires will always be with us in some form, keeping us firmly attached to a world that will hurt us. We must come to love ourselves, love our life, in its vulnerability, in its impermanence, not in spite of all its flaws, but because of them. Because the vulnerability, the changes, the flaws make us who we are." - Barry Magid

“Rune Charms For Warriors And For Peace”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Rune Charms For Warriors And For Peace”* by Sunnyway "I've been asked numerous times by soldiers and family members for magical charms to aid and protect our soldiers and news corps in the Middle East and elsewhere. I've put together a collection of Galdrastafir - Viking era "magical staves." Most of these talismans are very ancient and effective. According to tradition, the Aegishjalmur "helm of awe" should be worn over the forehead, perhaps scratched or drawn on the inside of one's helmet. Its purpose is protection and "irresistibility" in battle (as in the Borg's, "Resistance ... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN7Hn357M6I

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot. Over 40 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings strongly tilted from the plane of the galactic disk. *Click image for larger size.* The bizarre-looking configuration could have been caused by the chance capture of material from a passing galaxy by a disk galaxy, with the captured debris eventually strung out in a rotat... more »

"Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes - do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Academic Freedom

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 4 hours ago
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 President Trump tweeted this on Friday. Even before he issued this egregious tweet, I had prepared a thread on Twitter of my observations from a […]

Tonight's Movie Is 'Operation Petticoat'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From* Wikipedia:* Operation Petticoat is a 1959 American World War II submarine comedy film in Eastmancolor from Universal-International, produced by Robert Arthur, directed by Blake Edwards, that stars Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. The film tells in flashback the misadventures of the fictional U. S. Navy submarine, USS Sea Tiger, during the opening days of the United States involvement in World War II. Some elements of the screenplay were taken from actual incidents that happened with some of the Pacific Fleet's submarines during the war. Other members of the cast include several a... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The vast majority of Mosul's population wanted a fair settlement in an Iraqi context - something that both ISIL and the government were incapable of delivering [Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters] *Zaid al-Ali, Al Jazeera*: *Battle for Mosul upends false Iraq narrative* *Analysis: The success of Iraq's counterterrorism forces highlights deep public misconceptions about the war on ISIL.* The Iraqi army's progress in Mosul over the past few months flies in the face of the narrative that has been created about Iraq since 2003. Narratives are often constructed, but rarely as aggressively as the s... more »

Trump Calls Media Out for "Fake News"

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-calls-media-out-for-fake-news] In Thursday's press conference at the White House, President Trump called the mainstream media out for creating "fake news" out of thin air.

Do We Live in a Land of Laws?

John F. McManus at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: do-we-live-in-a-land-of-laws] When a federal judge blocked President Trump’s ban on entry to America from seven majority-Muslim nations, his decree won praise from the liberals and left-wingers.

Modern Scientific Ignorance and Dismissal of the Ancient Truth

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 6 hours ago
I have submitted the following response to the climate etc site of Dr. Judith Curry, who carries a post on "the Dansgaard-Oeschger cycle". The introduction states, "Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) events are the most dramatic and frequent abrupt climate change events in the geological record.": *Impressively detailed speculation, but wrong. The Earth's surface was re-formed, wholesale and late in geological history, to a great design:* *"Challenge to Earth Scientists", and* *"Challenge to Science II: Focus on Design".* *In fact, the entire solar system was re-formed, and reoriented to follow ... more »

Another beauty

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
I do believe that Col. Kemp is being a wee bit sarcastic here re tonight's *Newsnight *interview with Jill Abramson, former executive editor of *The New York Times*: In fairness, Ms Abramson now writes for the US version of *The Guardian. *(Same difference?)

House passes bill legalizing the killing of bear cubs and wolf pups in wildlife refuges

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
The House of Representatives approved a controversial bill to overturn an Obama-era rule that protects wolves, bears, coyotes and other animals on more than 76 million acres of national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The measure was passed 225-193 on Thursday on a mostly party-line vote. Animal welfare advocates said that the resolution allows trophy hunters to go to den sites to shoot wolf pups, use painful steel-jawed traps to ensnare animals and even chase down grizzlies with aircraft. Opponents argue that if the measure becomes law, it would allow the use of "inhumane" hunting ta... more »

very simple

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama

Chet Raymo, "Know Thyself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Know Thyself"* by Chet Raymo "The ancient Greek aphorism, attributed to Socrates and others. Good advice, I'm sure. If only we knew what it means. Is it the same as the "examination of conscience" we were asked to perform as young Catholics? "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." Well, yes, it is good to ask ourselves if we have lived up to our highest moral aspirations. But surely "Know thyself" means more than that. Does it mean to be aware of our self-awareness? That is to say, not to act impulsively, but reflectively. Thoreau's "I went to the woods because I wished to live d... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind agains... more »

Robert Harward Declines National Security Offer - Trump Asks Again

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*President is trying to persuade ex-navy Seal to change his mind on White House role* *Donald Trump is trying to persuade his preferred candidate to succeed Michael Flynn as national security adviser to change his mind after the retired admiral tapped for the role told the US president he could not accept the White House position, according to two people familiar with the situation.* Mr Trump asked Robert Harward, a retired navy special forces officer, to succeed Mr Flynn, who was fired as national security adviser on Monday. At a press conference on Thursday, Mr Trump said his d... more »

Twitter reaction to Pruit, Happer, #NOAAgate, etc.

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
I went to twitter to gauge the reaction of the snowflakes to Scott Pruit’s confirmation to run the EPA is just beginning to hit twitter … @POTUS @EPA Scott Pruit Denies science and climate change. Trump favors money over saving … Continue reading →

Congress May Shift Climate Research Away from NASA

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
According to “Scientific” American, (which I hear is gunning for Trump and continually pushes global warming pseudo-science): Lawmakers are remaking NASA in order to leave parts of the agency’s earth science program untouched but remove its climate change research Exactly … Continue reading →

Opinion and confusion

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Agree with what they say or not, it's surely hard to *disagree *that BBC reporters are becoming ever readier to give their 'expert' opinion on all sorts of political matters. I'm presuming that's because they've been allowed/encouraged to do so from above. Here's an example that very much runs counter to the grain (which makes it even more interesting, perhaps): The BBC has made Tony Blair's latest anti-Brexit intervention their lead story for most of the day. On tonight's BBC One *News at Ten*, however, the BBC's Carole Walker gave *her* view that Mr Blair's intervention woul... more »

World News Briefs -- February 17, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Pakistan says kills 100 'terrorists' after suicide shrine attack* Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the country. The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan's deadliest attack for two years, killing at least 83 people and highlighting the threat of militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State. The security... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of Business Insider's Natasha Bertrand, we seem to have an explanation for the apparently false National-Guard-as-deportation-force story: The White House quickly denied an explosive Associated Press report published Friday morning that said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was seeking to mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to round up and deport immigrants living in the US illegally. "It is false," the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said, according to a pool report. "It is irresponsible to be saying this. There is no effort at all to round up, to ut... more »

A Quick Word About Tony Blair

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
It's been a few months, so we were due another return of Tony Blair. And so we had today's intervention in the Brexit debate, fulfilling his earlier promise that he was going to get more active in British politics again. Naturally, and it couldn't have escaped His Blairness's notice even as he moves among the higher planes, is that there are a couple of by-elections on. In Copeland, the big issues are the local NHS and Sellafield. In Stoke-on-Trent, lying Paul Nuttall, aided and abetted by the Liberal Democrats, are trying to make it about Brexit. Blair's speech wasn't helpful. Th... more »

Lincoln had his Team of Rivals. Now we're proud to have our Administration of (Rich) Kooks!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*No, we don't want to ban our kooks; we want to celebrate them.* *Guest post by Conrad L. Osborne* The following was submitted 72 hours ago to the Opinion Editor of the *NY Times*. [*Note: This was written some days ago. The DWT publishing wheels grind slowly.* -- Ed.] As expected from dishonest press, failing newspaper did not publish or acknowledge. But (no surprise!) 3 days later (Sun., Feb. 12, Review Section, p.2) published own weak version of idea, minus all the good parts. Really, really disastrous. Losers imitating winner, so sad & unfair. So all of us at KLC are very grate... more »

He's back!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
A little light relief: - Tony Blair warns article 50 could be launched within 45 minutes. - If only Tony Blair could lay his hands on some kind of dossier to warn us all on the imminence of the threat from Brexit.

Web-Based Brain Damage and Mindless Data Consumption

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - What neuroscientists have to say about what the web is doing to us. The post Web-Based Brain Damage and Mindless Data Consumption appeared first on Waking Times.

Meditation – Processing Internal Information

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Brandon West* - A quiet mind is a clear lens through which Spirit can enter into our awareness. The post Meditation – Processing Internal Information appeared first on Waking Times.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The dominance of the BBC in the UK (over national and local rivals) has often been noted. And this week's *Newswatch *suggests that the BBC is now colonising social media too: Once upon a time, BBC News had only two means of broadcasting, radio and television. But now it is faced with a vast increasing number of ways with which to reach audiences. There is Twitter, where the BBC's breaking news account has almost 30 million followers, Instagram where more than 3 million people follow BBC News, and, of course. *Facebook, where the corporation has the largest page of any news organ... more »

President Donald Trump’s Vengeful Pledge To Pursue ‘Low-Life Leakers’

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 8 hours ago
President Trump ordered the Justice Department to look into "criminal leaks," suggesting there would be penalties for unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The post President Donald Trump’s Vengeful Pledge To Pursue ‘Low-Life Leakers’ appeared first on Shadowproof.

Robert Mugabe's Wife Says That Her Husband Will Still Run In The Election Even If He Dies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Grace and Robert Mugabe arrive at party headquarters in Harare this week. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters *The Guardian:* *Robert Mugabe could contest election as corpse, says wife* *Grace Mugabe tells supporters that Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old president should be on ballot even if he dies* Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, should run “as a corpse” in next year’s election if he dies before the vote, his wife has said. Grace Mugabe accused some ruling Zanu-PF party officials of plotting to take over from her husband and said that if he dies supporters should put hi... more »

luxor: abydos and dendera and a face-plant

laura k at wmtc - 8 hours ago
I had an eventful morning! We had an early breakfast and met B'lal downstairs at 7:00. I said hi, and fell forward, down two steps, onto the dirt road. The hotel has a piece of carpet covering the steps to the entrance. It was bunched up, my foot caught underneath, and down I went. (As I type this, I'm laughing so hard that I'm crying.) I could hear Allan saying, "Oh my god, oh my god," as I tumbled from one level to the next. Then I suffered the humiliation of two men hoisting me up, dead weight, by my arms. (Yep, I actually apologized. Women, amirite?) I was incredibly lucky. My r... more »

Will California Cut off Tax Receipts to Feds in Sanctuary Cities Dispute?

Steve Byas at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: will-california-cut-off-tax-receipts-to-feds-in-sanctuary-cities-dispute] California is threatening to stop federal income tax receipts from going to the federal government if the federal government cuts off funds to sanctuary cities. If California succeeds, could this open options for other states to defy the federal government's use of denial of federal funds in other areas?

Court Rules Against Florist Who Refused Flowers for Same-sex “Wedding”

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: court-rules-against-florist-who-refused-flowers-for-same-sex-wedding] The Washington Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that a florist who refused to provide flowers to a same-sex couple for their “wedding” violated state laws.

Breaking news...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
For fans of breaking news that the BBC are bound to report extensively, Donald Trump has deleted a tweet - *this* tweet: *Update*: As predicted, the BBC were *straight* onto that one. BBC One's *News at Ten* had Laura Bicker saying, "It started with that cathartic press conference yesterday, where he aired his grievances, got everything off his chest. He's still doing that. He's tweeted within the last half-hour. calling the press not *his *enemy but the enemy of the people."

Making the case

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The second 'fake news' item following the Trump press conference coverage on last night's BBC One *News at Ten *saw the former *Independent *editor-turned-BBC media editor Amol Rajan deliver the following report: *Huw Edwards*: Facebook could find itself being fined in Germany if it refuses to remove stories which are shown to be false. The German government could become the first in the European Union to use the law to try to stop the rise of so-called 'fake news.' Facebook says it's taking the threat seriously and is appointing its own external fact checkers. Our media editor Am... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Adorable real-life Bambi and Thumper play together in Colorado Rockies

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
An adorable fawn and rabbit have been nicknamed Bambi and Thumper after they were spotted playing together in the Rocky Mountains. A video shows the duo jumping around and chasing one another during what looked like a playful game of tag near the Lula W Dorsey Museum in Estes Park, Colorado. YMCA of the Rockies shared the video on its Facebook page on Tuesday and it has since been watched more than 472,000 times. Museum guide volunteers Steve and Vicky Johnsen shot the footage of the real-life Bambi and Thumper on August 6. 'It just brightens everyone's day when they watch it,' ... more »

Getting the last word (thanks to the BBC)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
BBC One's News at Ten last night began, of course, with *that *news conference. "Tonight at Ten, a furious Donald Trump rounds on the media for undermining his presidency", began Huw. We then had Jon Sopel (twice) giving his take on the event in which he'd played so memorable a part - and, naturally, he came better out of his own telling of the story than Mr Trump. Here's his post-report chat with Huw: *Huw Edwards*: As Jon was saying the President fielded questions for 90 minutes and didn't hold back when challenged by representatives of the world's media, including our very o... more »

While Both Sides Point Fingers, Here Are the Facts On Trump’s 100,000 Troop Plan

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: guard]An Associated Press report saying 100,000 National Guard troops were considered for rounding up illegal immigrants has been denied by the White House as 'false.'

Govt Engineer Found Guilty of Building an Army to Kill Muslims & Burn Mosque

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: doggart]A former government engineer and Congressional candidate has been convicted for plotting to attack a Muslim community and burn down their mosque.

"The Gaslighting Of The American Public Continues..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Gaslighting Of The American Public Continues..."* by James Howard Kunstler "The gaslighting of the American public continues, with Gaslighter-in-Chief, The New York Times, whipping up a frenzy of Russia paranoia.* It reminds me of an old gambit in fly fishing called the “artificial hatch.” Trout like to gorge on mayfly nymphs as they rise out of a stream and shuck their nymphal shells to fly away as winged adults. The bugs do this in bunches, at a particular time of day, according to sub-species. This “hatch” drives the trout into a feeding frenzy. A lot of the time, of cour... more »

Who Will Be The Next U.S. National Security Adviser?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very much in play for NSA - as are three others. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017 *Politico*: *Trump says he's considering Kellogg and three others for NSA* President Donald Trump said Friday that he is considering keeping Keith Kellogg on as his permanent national security adviser, but there are also three other names “in play” to succeed Michael Flynn, who was ousted from the job on Monday. Trump signaled his interest in Kellogg, a retired Army lieutenant general, in a tweet: “General Keith Kellog... more »

Crooked media

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
*On Wednesday of this week the programme was presented by James O’Brien. Now in the first place Mr O’Brien is a strange choice to present this programme. Not just because his awkward, cut-out, Lego man gait makes it obvious why he has made his career in radio, but because he is the sort of hyper-partisan figure who, if they came from the opposite political side, would never be hired by the BBC.* Douglas Murray, *The Spectator* There's a must-read article by Douglas Murray at *The Spectator *about the "must-watch" interview between James O'Brien and ... more »

Water Protectors Call on Women of all nations to Join Them at Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
"As care takers of Unci Maka (Mother Earth) and Life-givers we hold a responsibility to secure the future for our children and the next seven generations to come." Water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline are calling on women of all nations and ages to join them at the Oceti Oyate – Cheyenne River Camp this weekend, February 18-19, for an Indigenous women’s gathering. “We are trying to get as many women and people down here this weekend as possible,” said Gingger Shankar, a musician helping to organize the event, in an email. This is because North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgu... more »

Trump’s Nutty “America First” Economics

Robert Reich - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump gave a speech Friday at South Carolina’s Boeing facility, where the new 787... more »

As journalists catch Trump out, his deputy assistant hits back at the BBC [VIDEOS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 9 hours ago
On 16 February, Donald Trump held what The Washington Post called a “combative, grievance-filled” press conference. In it, he argued that his apparently chaotic administration was in reality a “fine-tuned machine”. And he said the media was “out of control”, suggesting it was out to get him. But one journalist quickly pointed out that it was Trump’s... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Supermarkets are ignoring animal suffering, but it’s going to cost them big time

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 9 hours ago
Dr John Lever, a senior lecturer at Huddersfield University, claims that supermarkets only pay ‘lip service’ to animal welfare. He says animal welfare is “unfocused and separate” from the business agenda of global food companies. And he believes that these companies use animal welfare simply for brand awareness and PR. Supermarkets may not be taking animal suffering […] The post... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Last night's *Newsnight *ended with a discussion about Mrs May's extremely low-key approach to the media. Being *Newsnight* it was dominated by left-of-centre voices, but was still interesting nonetheless - especially for Steve Richards's insightful-seeming description of the Prime Minister's character and its effect on her approach to the media: Her approach is really interesting, I think. She, as a personality, is much shyer than Tony Blair, David Cameron. I think she's a shy person. It's quite interesting, in such a public position. I think her media performances are authenti... more »

Did a Judge Rule that CNN is ‘Fake News’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
The seemingly damning claim was based on a misreading of a February 2017 ruling.

Does A Proposed Tennessee Bill Classify In Vitro Children as “Illegitimate”?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Though the bill's motivation is disputed, it would repeal a law that clarifies the legitimacy of IVF children and the parental rights of their parents.

Is President Trump Billing Michelle Obama For $11 Billion?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A hoax news story reported that the former First Lady spent $11 million alone on "new furniture."

Is Obama ‘Commanding’ an Army of 30,000 Anti-Trump Activists From His Home?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
We found no credible evidence of an "army" being commanded by the former president.

Michael Hudson: Finance Really is a Mode of Warfare

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
with Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad Michael Hudson February 17, 2017 TheRealNews on Feb 16, 2017 There’s a real need for international debtor rights, says economist Michael Hudson. Transcript Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the […]

Venezuela Moves To Ban Opposition Parties From Future Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Venezuela opposition parties fear election ban as Socialists dig in* Venezuela's government is pushing forward with measures that could exclude some opposition political parties from future elections, potentially paving the way for the ruling Socialists to remain in power despite widespread anger over the country's collapsing economy. The Supreme Court, loyal to socialist president Nicolas Maduro, has ordered the main opposition parties to "renew" themselves through petition drives whose conditions are so strict that party leaders and even an election official describ... more »

Post-election: picking up the pieces

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 10 hours ago
*Okay, back to a general post-mortem:* let’s *focus on the election itself,* starting with two quick dismissals. This was not about *working class pain, *or* racism.* Yeah, yeah, I hear your howls. And sure, maybe a third of Trump voters have some justified sense of grievance over jobs. Unemployment dropped dramatically under Obama and his near-record departing-popularity reflects this. But changes in the U.S. industrial landscape *have* resulted in fewer workers getting the high-class and highly-paid manufacturing billets their dads had. Sure, automation is far more to blame than ... more »

"Is Evan Davis on the verge of a nervous breakdown?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Last night's *Newsnight *began with Evan Davis asking the question, "*Is the President on the verge of a nervous breakdown?*" This was followed by a clip of Donald Trump saying: But I'm having a good time. Tomorrow they will say "Donald Trump rants and raves at the press." I'm not ranting and raving, I'm just telling you you're dishonest people. But I'm not ranting and raving. I love this, I'm having a good time doing it. Tomorrow the headlines are going to be, "Donald Trump rants and raves". I'm not ranting and raving. Evan Davis then continued: There was an extraordinary pr... more »

Feb. 17: Greed and stupidity - the fatal combination.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
Recently, I tried to estimate the number of people killed by the U.S. since 1945. It's difficult because the U.S. has not been eager to release any numbers. But there are some numbers we can use with confidence. I knew some very capable researchers who had been looking at the numbers for Vietnam. They came to something in the order of seven million. Iraq? According to the U.S. government hardly anybody was killed. According to highly respected magazine "The Lancet", that hardly anybody was one and a half million. There are no reliable figures for Afghanistan - and virtually no repo... more »

Saudi Arabia’s Troubles Mount: Public Sale of Part of Aramco Delayed

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: saudi-arabias-troubles-mount-public-sale-of-part-of-aramco-delayed] The Saudis announced in early 2016 that they would take their state-owned Saudi Aramco oil company public in 2017 or, at the latest, 2018. Now the offering is being delayed into 2019 or perhaps even further into the future.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Almost as soon as this report broke, it was denied by the White House: The Trump administration considered a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. Staffers in the Department of Homeland Security said the proposal had been discussed as recently as last Friday. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New O... more »

Pakistan's Security Crackdown On Militants Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after Sufi shrine attack* Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday's attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead. A suicide bomber blew himself up among devotees at the Sufi shrine in the town of Sehwan. Pakistan has reacted with raids across the country and by lashing out at Afghanistan which it accuses of tolerating militant sanctuaries. So-called Islamic State said it had carried out the attack. It was the latest in a string of bombings by the jihadist group. In response, some... more »

20 years after Dolly: Everything you always wanted to know about the cloned sheep and what came next

George Seidel, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 11 hours ago
Well hello, Dolly. Photo courtesy of The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh., CC BY-NC It’s been 20 years since scientists in Scotland told the world about Dolly the sheep, the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult body cell. What was special about Dolly is that her “parents” were actually a single cell originating from mammary tissue of an adult ewe. Dolly was an exact genetic copy of that sheep – a clone. Dolly captured people’s imaginations, but those of us in the field had seen her coming through previous research. I’ve been working with mammalian embryos fo... more »

More lessons from Dolly the sheep: Is a clone really born at age zero?

José Cibelli, Scientific Director LARCEL-BIONAND, Spain and Professor of Animal Biotechnology, Michigan State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 11 hours ago
More Dollies, cloned from the same cell line. Courtesy of Kevin Sinclair, University of Nottingham, CC BY-ND In 1997 Dolly the sheep was introduced to the world by biologists Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut and colleagues. Not just any lamb, Dolly was a clone. Rather than being made from a sperm and an egg, she originated from a mammary gland cell of another, no-longer-living, six-year-old Fynn Dorset ewe. With her birth, a scientific and societal revolution was also born. Some prominent scientists raised doubts; it was too good to be true. But more animals were cloned: first the labor... more »

Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine” — Media Silent

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: escobar]Notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar 'worked for the CIA selling cocaine' his son now claims. Media conveniently ignores it.

VIDEO: Psycho Cop Tries to Fight Teen, Threatens to ‘Rip the F**k’ Out of Him with K9 — for Filming

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: filming]An unidentified Atlantic City Police Officer is caught on camera threatening several youths who were filming the encounter.


Anon at Aangirfan - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump is the Deep State. ... *Michael Aquino is supporting Trump.* Trump was chosen by the Deep State at least 15 years ago. The US elections were rigged in order to put Trump into power. *Trump supporter Michael Ledeen, who was involved in Iran-Contra. Michael Ledeen, Gladio and 9 11.* Trump is supported by a number of billionaires, including: *1. Peter Thiel,* the cofounder of PayPal, is a top supporter of Donald Trump. Thiel is listed as a member of the Steering Committee of the *Bilderberg Group*.[70] He participated in every conference between 2007 and 2016. T... more »

New rule emerges on Lemon's show!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017Please don't touch Charles Blow:* We're going to call it must-see TV. We refer to the new cable rule from Charles Blow: You must *not* touch Charles Blow! Kayleigh McEnany got out of line. To see Blow tell her how it works, you can just click here. (The whole tape runs 2:42. You can skip the first minute.) *Final note:* When CNN books Betsy McCaughey, the channel's approaching rock bottom.

Russian Pranksters Show World What Can Happen When Ordinary Citizens Have Two Brain Cells To Rub Together

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
From Fort Russ *Hilarious video - Pranksters discussing methodology* Lexus and Vovan did have multiple officially confirmed pranks before, i.e. negotiating with Poroshenko as "President of Kyrgizstan" , negotiating with President of Belarus as "son of Yanukovich", with Elton John as "representative of Vladimir Putin", etc. etc. When ordinary citizens aren't brainwashed and zombified by Western TV, "Fake News", fast foods and vaccines...they can be absolutely dangerous to the neocon, globalist cabal. This has been revealed recently by two Russian "hooligan" pranksters, who, operati... more »

Did Congress Legalize Gun Purchases for People With Mental Impairments?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
More accurately, Congress passed the repeal of an Obama-era measure that would have made it easier to enforce existing restrictions on gun sales.

Pat Robertson: Those Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God’s Plan

David Emery at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The televangelist said during a 15 February 2017 broadcast that people who oppose President Trump are 'revolting against what God’s plan is for America.'

Is Jason Chaffetz Avoiding a Trump Probe to Investigate a Children’s Show?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A Washington Post editorial accused the House Oversight Committee head of selectively using his powers.

As it turns out, Jerry Vale had it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017Two moments from yesterday's presser:* Having watched the whole of yesterday's presser, we'd say that Donald J. Trump wasn't quite as unhinged, on the whole, as some on our own side have said. That said, we run an amateur bookie business on the side, just as a bit of a hobby. We've received a lot of play from these thoughtful remarks: TRUMP (2/16/17): If we could get along with Russia, that's a positive thing. We have a very talented man, Rex Tillerson, who's going to be meeting with them shortly, and I told him. I said, "I know politically it's probably... more »

'Bloodbath' At the U.S. State Department As Firings And Layoffs Continue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) *CBS:* *State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson * While Rex Tillerson is on his first overseas trip as Secretary of State, his aides laid off staff at the State Department on Thursday. Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed. These staffers in particular are often the conduit between the secretary’s office to the country bureaus, where the... more »

It's the Economic Confidence Index, Stupid

Walter McLaughlin at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: its-the-economic-confidence-index-stupid] Bill Clinton led an upstart charge to the White House by effectively tapping into voter worries about the economy. Proving that history repeats itself, Donald Trump used a simple, clear strategy to do the very same thing in 2016.

Unusual: Neurology removes author dinged for misconduct from 2016 paper

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Neurology has partially retracted a 2016 paper, replacing a figure and removing the author who contributed it after he was found guilty of misconduct. The journal has replaced the figure with a new one that confirmed the findings of the original, and swapped the name of Andrew Cullinane with the scientist who constructed the new […] The post Unusual: Neurology removes author dinged for misconduct from 2016 paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"I hope that in this year to come you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or wo... more »

"This Is One Of The Big Reasons Why So Many Families Are Feeling Extreme Financial Stress"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"This Is One Of The Big Reasons Why So Many * *Families Are Feeling Extreme Financial Stress"* By Michael Snyder "When the cost of living rises faster than paychecks do year after year, eventually that becomes a very big problem. For quite some time I have been writing about the shrinking middle class, and one of the biggest culprits is inflation. Every month, tens of millions of American families struggle to pay the bills, and most of them don’t even understand the economic forces that are putting so much pressure on them. The United States never had a persistent, ongoing problem ... more »

The Economy: "The Costs of Dragon Maintenance"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The Costs of Dragon Maintenance"* by Gary Christenson "The next time you: • Pay your mortgage, which is mostly interest; • Pay your outrageously large auto or student loan; • Pay an exorbitant amount for health insurance; • Pay an even larger co-pay for a minor hospital procedure; • Buy groceries for $100 and compare that purchase to what $100 bought in 1971; • Realize that a four person family’s share of the U.S. national debt is nearly one-quarter million dollars... consider the costs of fiat paper currencies, deficit spending, central banking, and dragon maintenance. A long time ... more »

Morning Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth & Nightbook”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth & Nightbook” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1XbYeNeBGo

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

After “Politically Assassinating” Flynn IC Fears “Friday Night Massacre” by Hedge Fund Manager in Deep State War

Joanne Leon at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
The intelligence community politically assassinated Mike Flynn and may be “Friday night massacred” by a hedge fund manager and Trump ally with ties to the defense industry. The race for Raqqa is on and Turkey may be involved. Libya requested NATO help on the 6th anniversary of their “revolution”. And The post After “Politically Assassinating” Flynn IC Fears “Friday Night Massacre” by Hedge Fund Manager in Deep State War appeared first on Shadowproof.

U.S. Chairman Of The House Armed Services Committee: Increased U.S. Military Deployments To Syria, Afghanistan Unlikely

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry *Military.com: **Major Deployments to Syria, Afghanistan Unlikely: Thornberry* The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he doesn't expect the administration to order a major push of ground troops into Syria, or a new buildup of combat forces in Afghanistan, even though both possibilities have been publicly discussed in recent weeks. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas, said he believes the advise-and-assist role that U.S. troops are currently executing in Syria... more »

Tony Blair’s barefaced cheek has achieved what no one thought was possible [TWEETS]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair made a speech urging anti-Brexit British people to “rise up” and persuade pro-Leavers to “change their mind”. Blair called on Remainers to “expose” the “cost” of the EU referendum result, on 17 February. Because, he said, “imperfect knowledge” formed the vote. And that it will “cause real damage”... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

A veteran journalist demolishes BBC propaganda live on air, leaving the host utterly astounded

James Wright at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Veteran journalist Peter Oborne demolished BBC propaganda live on Radio 4 on 17 February. Oborne’s critical phone call startled host Justin Webb who initially tried to laugh it off. Slamming BBC coverage Oborne resigned from The Telegraph over its connection to HSBC. On Radio 4, he compared coverage of Tony Blair to Donald Trump to illustrate BBC […] The post A veteran journalist demolishes BBC propaganda live on air, leaving the host utterly astounded appeared first on The Canary.

Paul Nuttall lied on his website, but blames the media for smearing him

Emily Apple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Paul Nuttall hasn’t had a good week. But despite being caught in repeated lies, he is insisting that none of it is his fault. Apparently, it is the media that’s to blame for an “evil smear campaign”. Apology In fairness, Nuttall did issue an apology. But the apology was limited to not reading his own website: […] The post Paul Nuttall lied on his website, but blames... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

While Theresa May sits idle, Mhairi Black is owning the fight for women’s rights

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 12 hours ago
The Conservatives’ Pension Act 1995 included plans [pdf] to increase the state pension age (SPA) for women from 60 to 65 — making it equal to men. While it’s a good idea to equalise the laws, the Conservatives’ poorly planned change has now left thousands of women struggling to cope financially. But as Theresa May leaves thousands in the […] The post While Theresa May... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

TrumpWatch: Week 4 – Stuck in reverse

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 12 hours ago
In our regular TrumpWatch section, we look at another week of Donald Trump’s America. And how he has got himself stuck in reverse. This is how his fourth week played out. 11 February – Enforcement There were reports of raids which had immigrants bracing for an ‘enforcement surge’. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials […] The post TrumpWatch: Week 4... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The Daily Mail receives a well-deserved takedown, and it’s oh so satisfying

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 12 hours ago
The Body Shop has pulled out of an advertising deal with The Daily Mail. This is the latest victory in a string of advertising withdrawals from right-wing tabloids, on the basis of racist content. The revelation came after the Stop Funding Hate campaign reminded the iconic global company of an ethical adverts policy: .@CitizensUK @SUSO_LDN Please do share […] The post The Daily Mail... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The GOP's Great Putin-Gate Coverup

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Philly Congressman Brendan Boyle struck twitter gold yesterday with his comparison between how Republicans reacted to Watergate and how they're reacting to Putingate. So far, Ryan, McConnell, Burr, Nunes and Chaffetz are all about a coordinated effort at covering up the Trump-Putin connection. As House Intelligence Committee ranking Democrtat Adam Schiff told Greg Sargent, he wants to make sure Nunes doesn't put up "any artificial limitation of the scope of the investigation.... We ought to investigate Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador... Any of the Russian contacts wit... more »

luxor: east bank sites: karnak and luxor temples

laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
We thought we had settled our taxi troubles, but that was not to be. This time, “the father of B’lal” showed up, thinking we were taking a road trip. Instead, we went to Karnak Temple on the east bank. In a blog full of superlatives, Karnak temple may top the list. First, it is *massive*. St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London could both fit inside. If you have not seen those cathedrals, I can only say that they are enormous, and one feels like a tiny ant inside them (obviously one of the desired effects). Imagine that Karnak is larger than both combined, and built in a time w... more »

Zapatistas -- 'Stop the assassinations of Rarámuri Defending Their Territory!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Juan Ontiveros Ramos Joint Communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation in Solidarity with the Rarámuri People Stop the assassinations of Rarámuri Indigenous Compañeros Defending Their Territory!(Chihuahua is the state south of New Mexico and Texas) Indigenous Territories of MexicoFebruary 4, 2017To the people of Choreachi,To all of

Child Sex Trafficking Victim Sent to Jail Because they Had Nowhere Else to Put Her

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: trafficking]Texas authorities rescue sex trafficking victims, then jail them because they don't know what to do with them.

Video Exposes ‘Official’ Account as False, Shows Cop Kill Man as He Ran Away 

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: clemmons] Jocques Scott Clemmons was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. Less than a minute later he'd be shot in the back as he ran away.

Zapatistas -- 'Stop Assassinations of Raraumuri Defending Their Territory'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Juan Ontiveros Ramos Joint Communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation in Solidarity with the Rarámuri People Stop the assassinations of Rarámuri Indigenous Compañeros Defending Their Territory!(Chihuahua is the state south of New Mexico and Texas) Indigenous Territories of MexicoFebruary 4, 2017To the people of Choreachi,To all of the


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I rashly told Craig I’d tackle three topics this week. One was Owen Jones being called an Israeli shill, and the other two were BBC programmes. The drama about Karen Matthews,”Moorside’” and Andrew Marr’s film about his stroke. It was a bit awkward as the latter two clashed in the BBC’s schedule and I had to miss half of each, so the forthcoming reviews will might be more unreliable than absolutely necessary (to preempt the obvious.) I did see the first, and most of the last episode of the over-hyped docudrama Moorside. Enough to observe that it cast a romantic glow over the comm... more »

MAJOR ALERT: Minister Claims Netanyahu, Trump Will Push for Palestinian State in Sinai. The Fulfillment of Revelation 12 is IMMINENT!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Wilderness means desert. Numbers 1:19 As the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai. Numbers 3:14 [ Census of the Levites Commanded ] Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying: Numbers 9:1 [ The Second Passover ] Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness […]

CIA Wants Trump Dead?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 The CIA is at war with President Donald Trump and are willing to do anything it takes to stop him. end

AP Report: Trump Administration Considered A Proposal To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops To Round Up Illegal Immigrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Trump weighs mobilizing National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants in 11 states. https://t.co/0lLvP59GZU pic.twitter.com/UJXfJslnqy — AP Interactive (@AP_Interactive) February 17, 2017 *WNU Editor:* A total fake story. And from the Associated Press to boot. The White House denial is here .... *No plan to use National Guard for immigration enforcement - White House *(Reuters). *Update: *The memo in question *is here.*

U.S. Military Running Out Of Bombs And Other Munitions In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Senior Airman Daniel Stehley, of the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions flight, spray paints build codes on inert guided bomb units after helping assemble each weapon at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., on Feb. 27, 2012. Senior Airman Kenny Holston, U.S. Air Force *U.S. News and World Report:* *U.S. Raiding Worldwide Weapons Stockpiles for ISIS War* The intensity of the ISIS campaign has required the Pentagon to draw from its stores around the globe. Shortages of bombs and other munitions have forced the U.S. military to pull weapons from headquarters in other parts of the wo... more »

Trump to CNN: I'm no longer going to call you fake news. Now I'm going to call you "very" fake news...w/ Update

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*best line of the presser.* During an exchange with CNN’s White House reporter Jim Acosta, Trump said he was changing his description of their network from “fake news” to “very fake news.” From the anti-Trumpers: - unhinged, - ranting - unfit - mentally ill - raving Chuck Todd even called the presser: Donald Trump’s Delegitimization of Press "Un-American," "Not a Laughing Matter" It certainly isn't a laughing matter the way you and your cohorts distort and bend the "news" to fit your narrative. What happened to who, what, when, and where? President Donald Tr... more »

World News Briefs -- February 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Special Operations Forces members inspect a drone used by Islamic State militants to drop explosives on Iraqi forces, in Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed *Reuters*: *Islamic State readies for close combat in alleyways of west Mosul* Islamic State militants are developing a network of passageways and tunnels in the narrow alleys of west Mosul that will enable them to hide and fight among the civilian population when Iraqi forces launch an attack that is expected any day now. Residents said the fighters have been opening passages in the walls between houses to allow them to move ... more »

"Clinton Probe May Move to Front Burner Again"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/AjTZGcjsE1Y Bill Still gives hope that Hillary Clinton might yet face a prison term.

Zapatistas -- 'The Walls Above, The Cracks Below (And To The Left)'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. The Walls Above, The Cracks Below (And To The Left) The Walls Above, The Cracks Below (And To The Left) February 2017 Translations at http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/ The Storm On Our Path For us, as Zapatista originary peoples, the storm—the war—has been going on for centuries. It arrived to our lands with the lies of the dominant civilization and religion. At that time, the

White House Denies Rumors National Guard to Deploy and ‘Round Up’ Immigrants

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied an Associated Press report about the National Guard and mass deportation.

Does the iPad App ‘Roblox’ Dangerously Expose Children to Predators?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A parent's complaint about iPad app Roblox led to rumors that the game exposes children to predators' advances.

Editor resigns from two journals after “considerable” citation boosting attempts

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
An editor at two European Geophysical Union journals has resigned following revelations that he or she engaged in citation manipulation — boosting citations to his or her own papers and associated journals. Here’s a letter announcing the news, signed by EGU publication committee chair Hubert Savenije, that ran in several EGU journals earlier this week: […] The post Editor resigns from two journals after “considerable” citation boosting attempts appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Government to rebrand homeless people as ‘free-range aspiration seekers’

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 13 hours ago
The Conservative government has faced several pressing issues over the past decade. And more often than not, it’s solved them. Primarily by revising the manner in which the problem is measured. For instance, by changing the definition of ‘child poverty’ from ‘any child who is in poverty’ to ‘only children who are so poor that […] The post Government to... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Red Feather -- 'Time to Stand Up and Be Lakota'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Red Feather: Time to Stand Up and Be Lakota, Time to Stop Kissing BIA's Ass By LAST REAL INDIANS Is there any Native Nation actively supporting the #NoDAPL camp north of the cannonball river? Woke elder Helen Red Feather speaks Lakota, telling Tribal Leaders to stop kissing the BIA's ass, and by extension the US Army Corp and the ND Governor, Republican legislature, and the collusion

A Review of "The Demon in Democracy"

James Heiser at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: Demon in Democracy]Polish author Ryszard Legutko's new book examines the common mindset of Communists and so-called liberal democrats.

HOW WE GOT HERE: Home alone!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017Part 5—The need for liberal leadership:* Have you watched yesterday's press event? If not, have you seen it described? We'll go ahead and quote David Brooks. This is what David Brooks saw: "I still have trouble seeing how the Trump administration survives a full term. Judging by his Thursday press conference, President Trump’s mental state is like a train that long ago left freewheeling and iconoclastic, has raced through indulgent, chaotic and unnerving, and is now careening past unhinged, unmoored and unglued." Trump is moving *past* unhinged and unglue... more »

"How to Evaluate a President"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"How to Evaluate a President"* by Scott Adams "Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Richard Branson. What do they all have in common, aside from wealth? They all succeeded without the right kind of prior experience. Apparently they knew how to figure out what they needed once they started. I’ll bet they are all systems-thinkers, not goal-thinkers. If you see the world in terms of goals, you might think President Trump has failed at every important goal so far. He didn’t get what he wanted on immigration. He hasn’t gotten his Supreme Court nomination confirmed. He hasn’t repla... more »

“Internal Secession And The Road To Ruin: A Tale Of Two Countries”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Internal Secession And The Road To Ruin:* * A Tale Of Two Countries”* by Fred Reed *Oh, "No Hate" except when THEY do it... - CP* "Trump did not cause the deep division in the country. It caused him. There are two very different Americas. I suspect that the half of the country that voted for Trump, that voted with wild enthusiasm, that roared at huge rallies, was not so much voting for Trump as against the other America. It was just that they had never had a chance before. The two countries have little in common and do not belong on the same geography. Whether Trump proves to be... more »

Role of Trial Judge: Nelson (City) v. Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
It is not the role of appellate courts to second‑guess the weight to be assigned to the various items of evidence. Absent palpable and overriding error — that is, absent an error that is plainly seen and has affected the result — an appellate court may not upset a fact‑finder's findings of fact.

Violence In Iraq Feb 8-14, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
There was an increase in violence in Iraq during the second week of February because of Islamic State attacks in Mosul. There were a total of 163 incidents recorded, the most since the second week of January. Ninewa had the most with 95, Baghdad had 30, Basra 10, Diyala 9, Anbar 8, Salahaddin 6, and Kirkuk 5. Those incidents led to 417 dead and 381 wounded, the highest figures since the third week of January when the Iraqi forces finished the liberation of east Mosul. A total of 16 Hashd, 25 members of the Iraqi forces (ISF), and 376 civilians lost their lives, and another 20 Has... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 122, Feb 16, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
There were several Islamic State attacks upon east Mosul, while the Iraqi forces (ISF) were hunting down Islamic State sleeper cells. A dronehit Rashidiya in the north of the city wounding three people. Rocketshittwo other neighborhoods leaving 4 dead and 12 injured. A suicide bomber was killedbefore he could set off his device, while another was arrested near a mosque. In the outer east three neighborhoods were closed off as the ISF conducted raids and searches looking for IS fighters. A few days ago an Iraqi general said it would take 30 days to hunt down all the sleeper cells i... more »

Montana Stop the Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Photo by Buffalo Field Campaign The capture, transport and slaughter of the Yellowstone Bison is abhorrent to the traditional life ways of all indigenous peoples, and an abrogation of Tribal treaty subsistence hunting rights. -- Carol Dubay, Pablo Montana Flathead Nation Repeal MCA 81-2-120 To: All State of Montana

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Top US, Russian military officials agree on 'enhanced communications' to avoid 'unintended incidents'* The first meeting between the top military officers in the United States and Russia since 2014 resulted in an agreement on enhancing communication to avoid “unintended incidents," the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Gen. Valery Gerasimov met Thursday in Azerbaijan, the first meeting between the nations' top military officers since m... more »

Progressive Jews Stand Against Friedman

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*AlterNet reports:* Protesters repeatedly disrupted the confirmation hearing on Thursday for Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Many of the activists were members of Jewish peace groups. One man even blew a shofar, a traditional Jewish horn, inside the hearing in protest. The progressive Jewish group IfNotNow organized the action. Three of its members were arrested. Friedman is notorious for his extreme pro-Israel, anti-Muslim views. He supports Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, which are built in flagrant contravention of internati... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 16th Feb)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
Tesco's rip-off at the tills: Offers on shelves are out of date, but customers aren't told - so pay more Tesco has been “accidentally” routinely overcharging shoppers at the tills, according to a damning investigation. Most customers do not usually bother to go through their receipt after a shopping trip, assuming supermarket technology will not get prices wrong. But it appears that about two

Danny Dyer taking 'short break' from EastEnders, is he the next Doctor Who?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Who's going to succeed Peter Capaldi as The Doctor? It seems http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39002451 that Danny Dyer might be clearing the decks... 'Earlier this month, Dyer said he would be keen to take on the lead role in Doctor Whowhen Peter Capaldi retires.' I have a sneak preview of some of the new Doctor's dialogue: "Oi Davros, you slag. Move the hell out of here before I punch you so hard your eyes will never open again! " Hardly bears thinking about...

China Has Announced Plans That May Bar Foreign Ships From Passing Through Its Territorial Waters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ FREDERIC J. BROWN *Sputnik:* *China May Bar Foreign Ships From Passing Through Its Territorial Waters* Officials in Beijing have announced plans to revise a 34-year-old maritime safety law that would permit relevant authorities to “bar some foreign ships from passing through Chinese territorial waters,” according to Chinese state media outlets. China and the US have maintained a consistent tension over US ships transiting the South China Sea under the banner of "freedom of navigation" patrols, and the revised law could provide China with the legal firepower to restric... more »


Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Imagine the jobs created at Bath Iron Works building these for the Gulf of Maine. Imagine the clean power produced by these wind turbines verses the dirty power from fossil fuel or nuclear plants. If this can be done in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England and Scotland why can't it be done here in Maine? Frederick Douglass famously said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

The Deep State Targets Trump

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: the-deep-state-targets-trump] When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." To Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties.

At “World Government Summit,” Top Globalists Drop The Mask

Alex Newman at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: at-world-government-summit-top-globalists-drop-the-mask] Meeting this week at the annual “World Government Summit” in the United Arab Emirates, under the shadow of a replica monument from the false god Baal's temple, top globalists and establishment leaders from around the planet offered a series of stunning revelations about their agenda. From the socialist new UN secretary-general and the embattled boss of the International Monetary Fund to national government leaders and tax-funded crony capitalists, over a hundred prominent speakers lectured thousands of attendees on the... more »

Libya Asks NATO For Defense Help

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*DW*: *Libya requests NATO assistance to bolster security institutions* Libya's UN-backed government asked for help following a shift to fighting international terrorism. Libya has been in crisis since a 2011 civil war let the so-called "Islamic State" gain a foothold in the nation. Libya formally requested the help of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help strengthen Libyan security institutions, according to NATO head Jens Stoltenberg. Stoltenberg told reporters on Thursday that the alliance was looking into exactly what could be done to help the war-stricken nati... more »

Flooding: What Is Normal?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I was sent this paper which was published last March. It makes a number of points about flooding in the UK, which I have been emphasising for some time. Flooding: what is normal? Professor Paul Bates School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol Over the last several years […]

He's In The Twilight Zone

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump's press conference yesterday was surreal. He spent a minute announcing his new choice for Secretary of Labor and then spent the next seventy-eight minutes lambasting the press and the intelligence community for doing in his national security advisor, Mike Flynn. Michael Harris writes: This is where the alternate universe stuff kicks in. The firing was conducted by President Trump. The next day, the *other* half of the presidential personality — The Donald — kicked in: Flynn was suddenly a wonderful person who had been treated badly by the “fake” media. At a press c... more »

No, Unfortunately, The Republican Agenda Is Not A Mirage

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Wednesday House Republicans rolled back another Obama rule so that-- after Trump signs it-- when people file for unemployment compensation they will be able to be drug-tested. Looks like the GOP is eager to ramp up the War of Drugs again-- and fill those private prison jail cells for their campaign donors. Kevin Brady's blil passed 236-189. Four of the very worst right-wing Democrats crossed the aisel to vote with the Republicans: *•* Jim Cooper (Blue Dog-TN) *•* Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL) *•* Collin Peterson (Blue Dog-MN) *•* Kurt Schrader (Blue Dog-OR) And-- lo and behold!-- th... more »

Even Fox News Can't Take It Anymore

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago

Six Of President Trump's Aides Have Failed Their National Security Background Check

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Form SF86 includes questions about past abuse of prescription and illicit drugs, ties to terrorist activity and criminal records *Daily Mail*: *Six Trump aides marched out of the White House for FAILING national security background check that asks about drugs, arrests and money woes* * White House staff were escorted off the premises by security on Thursday * They failed the standard national security background check expected of anyone whose government job requires a security clearance * One of the unlucky is President Trump's director of scheduling * She is the daughter of his Fl... more »

Analysis: How Modern Day Russia Conducts War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. Photo: Reuters/Mikhail Klimentyev *Michael Kofman, War On The Rocks*:* A Comparative Guide To Russia's Use Of Force: Measure Twice, Invade Once* In the 20th century, the Soviet military’s penchant for area of effect artillery and armored firepower had earned it the reputation of a large hammer always in search of nails. This popul... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
The undisciplined preadolescents in the White House are the biggest impediment to an extreme-right transformation of America, but it's also true that Republicans in Congress can't agree on detailed plans to destroy all the things they've been promising to destroy for years. We know they've spent years promising to repeal and replace Obamacare, only to discover that all their healthcare ideas would horrify the public. But they also can't agree on a key element of the tax overhaul they want so much, as Politico reports: Paul Ryan showed up to Senate Republicans’ weekly lunch on Tuesda... more »

TEPCO's Robot Expires Exploring Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago
TEPCO's Sasori (scorpion) robot expired in Fukushima Daiichi's unit 2 reactor building: Robot stuck in Fukushima No. 2 reactor on 1st try, abandoned. The Asahi Shimbun, February 17, 2017, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201702170048.htmlTokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the plant in Fukushima Prefecture, had to abandon the Sasori (scorpion) robot after it became stuck inside the containment vessel of the power station's No. 2 reactor that morning... But about 5 meters into its mission, the robot’s controls started to become less responsive. TEPCO believes it was due t... more »

One top Tory has had enough of May’s ‘nasty’ policies, and she’s telling her straight

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 16 hours ago
In 2002, Theresa May popularised the idea that the Conservative Party was the “nasty” party. She wanted to change this connotation. But she’s abjectly failed to do that. Now, even MPs from her own party have had enough. Apparently, there is only so such much nastiness one former Conservative cabinet minister can take. Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan […] The post One top Tory... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Things just got a whole lot worse for Nuttall, as the Greens win a delicious victory over UKIP

Steve Topple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
Paul Nuttall has had quite a week. After the scandal surrounding his Hillsborough comments sent him into hiding, the UKIP leader needed some good news. But a Green Party trouncing in a council by-election was certainly not what he was hoping for. A Green revolution? The Green Party snatched a seat from UKIP in the […] The post Things just got a whole lot worse for Nuttall, as the Greens... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Giant error message appears over America following Trump’s reality-breaking press conference

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 16 hours ago
Shortly after Donald Trump completed the press briefing in which he said things like ‘the leaks are real but the news is fake’, a giant error message appeared America. An error message which reads: AMERICA HAS CRASHED. DO YOU WANT TO REBOOT? Does not compute Trump made several statements that were so outrageous he managed […] The post Giant error message appears over America... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Southern Rail in dire straits as small kitchen appliance causes chaos on trains [TWEETS]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
Southern Rail passengers faced more chaos on Thursday 16 February. Delays and cancellations that hit south London’s rail network left them stranded. But the rail operator’s excuse is one of the most unbelievable yet. We gotta install a microwave oven… Trains via South Croydon faced severe disruption after a microwave oven blocked a track. The […] The post Southern Rail in... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* A North Korea defector explains why female assassins are now the regime's weapon of choice 20 million people worldwide may starve in the next 6 months On The Verge Of Treason: US Spies Withhold Intelligence From Trump Kyrgyzstan's central bank governor wants every citizen to own 100g of gold European politicians are going to vote on whether we should rein in the robots Yahoo is telling users that hackers may have accessed their accounts without passwords The Pentagon is reportedly considering recommending ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS Earth has ... more »

Kennedy on the Media: Quotes from Press Conference

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
By Anne Dachel At his press conference, Robert Kennedy Jr offered a $100K challenge to members of the media: “We know journalists don’t want to look into the science, so we are going to offer a one hundred thousand dollar...

Japanese citizens demand mega-banks end funding for Dakota pipeline project

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
Citizen’s groups on Friday delivered a petition with more than 11,300 signatures to three of Japan’s mega-banks to demand they halt funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline reinstated by Army Corps of Engineers. A group of concerned citizens started the online petition at Change.org. They are calling on Mizuho Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group to withdraw their funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying the $3.7 billion project threatens Lake Oahe, the indigenous Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s only source of drinking water in North Dakota. ... more »

You Are Invited

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

Supernatural: "Refugees Claim Jesus Appeared to Save Them From Dying at Sea"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: Noticia Cristiana.comDate: February 17, 2017http://www.noticiacristiana.com/misiones/evangelismo/2017/02/refugiados-jesus-morir-salvo.html* *Supernatural: "Refugees Claim Jesus Appeared to Save Them From Dying at Sea"* [*While having nothing to do with UFOs, readers of Inexplicata will remember an article from 2005, "High Strangeness: Our Haunted Seas", which makes mention of similar situations elsewhere in the world. The rational, debunking explanation is dehydration and the terror of dying in the ocean, but there are elements that suggest otherwise. Our thanks to Andr... more »

Brazening it out

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
One has to admire the BBC’s brave attempt to brazen out its own humiliation by promoting it on their online news page and nonchalantly linking to it on Youtube. (Or are they trying to trivialise the whole thing by publicising themselves being trounced, almost as if they’re trying to disarm their critics by appearing charmingly self-deprecating?)


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low as NASA captures the moment massive iceberg the size of Manhattan breaks away from giant glacier* *Once again a single event is being hailed as proof of global warming. But you cannot logically do that. A global theory requires global evidence. You can have warming in one place while it is cooling elsewhere -- for no net effect. And it IS cooling elsewhere. I repeat once again the graph showing ice GROWTH in Greenland. The authors below slide around the Greenland data by saying: "At the other end of the planet, ice covering th... more »

Trump concedes on "one China" + LINKS

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*A train enters Dawu station in southeastern Taiwan.* Trump really needs to stop calling leaders in East Asia. I'd rather be biking than writing on this stuff. But just before I left for another sojourn on the east coast with a group of close friends, the news came that Trump had made an about-face on one China. *sigh* The NYTimes here says... President Trump told President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday evening that the United States would honor the “One China” policy, *reversing his earlier expressions of doubt about the longtime diplomatic understanding* and removing a major... more »

Recommended Books on Epistemology

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 18 hours ago
Based on the reading that I have done in the past few months, here’s my recommendation of some good books on Ayn Rand’s theory of epistemology. I should caution that this is not a comprehensive list of books on the subject—it necessarily consists of the titles that I have read and I have found profound and useful. I have listed the titles in the order in which a beginner should read them. For instance, I have placed Dr. Harry Binswanger’s *How We Know* at the first position because it gives a step-by-step exposition of the fundamental ideas in epistemology. The other books will be ... more »

MEDIAFAIL: it is CNN policy to lie about the US one China policy?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Riding off to the east coast from Fangliao in Pingtung.* I ask the question in the clickbait title of this post almost seriously, because the FAIL is strong with CNN. Last week CNN published an "explainer" which of course, like so many other explainers, got key information grossly wrong. To wit: Washington officially sticks to a "one China" policy, *acknowledging Taiwan being part of China* and the People's Republic's status as the sole legitimate government of China. .... In 1979, *the US acknowledged the People's Republic of China's claim that there is one China and that Taiwa... more »

A rapper has a message for the left – and it’s one we can all relate to

Steve Topple at The Canary - 19 hours ago
Society is facing the rise of the far right all over the world. But a rapper from south-west London is cutting through divisive politics with his latest track. And he’s asking us to remember one simple thing. Clenched fists Potent Whisper (aka Georgie Stephanou) has just released his latest track. Called Remember Love, it asks us […] The post A rapper has a message for the left... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Mixing Patterns for Beginners

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 20 hours ago
I used to be so hesitant to mix prints. What if I look ridiculous? Every outfit I put together looked like the one be;pw. Cute, but a little monochromatic. Then finally I decided, I would rather be happy, comfortable in my clothes and feel good about myself. So I have tried to jump out of my comfort zone and add mix patterns in my clothing. Here are some great tips for beginners. Use a fun accessory to mix a pattern. This is a more subtle way to mix up patterns and a great way to start out if you aren't sure about adding patterns together. I like pairing a small pattern with a... more »

While Mining Company Launches Lawsuit Against Quebec, More Than 2000 Citizens Show Support for Barriere Lake Algonquin Nation

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
This photo was taken by Dru Jay over seven years ago – December 2010. “News Release 16 February 2017, 12.35pm … Continue reading →

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Asks Federal Court to Set Aside Trump’s Pipeline Reversal

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
Standing Rock Sioux Press Release: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe asks federal court to set aside Trump’s pipeline reversal Posted on … Continue reading →

Worsening Oroville Dam Crisis: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is as bad as it gets. Please remember Katrina. Remember that Sacramento was inundated during the nineteenth century. Remember that this dam needs to do its job and now that is seriously compromised. Get totally ready to evacuate. Pack up what you might need to take with you including some food and water. Fill up that gas tank. If you have no car, please grab a bus out of town or what ever and find shelter elsewhere. The authorities should have plans in place and they should not have stood down. Volunteer to help. The odds against this dam failing are no longer zero or ... more »

A Cheap New Metamaterial Offers Air Conditioning Without Air Conditioners

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is actually promising. Been able to simply dump incoming heat is seriously desirable. Just as obviously this material demands no meaningful ongoing inputs. You put it on your roof and forget about it. We have spent a low of effort simply trying to convert incoming radiation into power with no practical result. Just dumping it back out is simple enough and naturally cheap once you have the right tool. all good. . . *A Cheap New Metamaterial Offers Air Conditioning Without Air Conditioners* *Michael Byrne* *Feb 9 2017, 11:00am* *A major advance in daytime radiative coo... more »

The media can no longer hide the truth about Fukushima

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Image: The media can no longer hide the truth about Fukushima; the entire world is in danger] We have recently heard that serious changes have taken place at Fukushima. This cannot be good and what i see is ugly. 1 The owners are clearly in a state of denial as is everyone responsible and have been from day one. 2 The disaster has not been contained and we see no such plan. Without containment it will be ongoing. 3 I do not see a massive international engineering effort afoot as should be at this point. I am hesitant to associate any of this with fish kills as that ... more »

Tired of winning, yet? ‘Man-made Global Warming’ hoax going down like the Titanic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
When this last blast of scientific propaganda came out, i barely bothered to respond to it. It really was such obvious rubbish that it simply did not deserve it. Of course all the authors are now been outed and it is simply one more black mark against the whole enterprise of climatology. The real guys have some seriously disturbing news but we will have to have to learn about it the hard way. This hoax had no legs from the beginning and twenty years on it is a proven failed conjecture. . *Tired of winning, yet? ‘Man-made Global Warming’ hoax going down... more »

Two Top Generals May Clash Over The Battle of Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, uses a walkie-talkie at the front line during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of Tal Ksaiba, Iraq, March 8, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Stringer) *Metin Gurcan, Al-Monitor*: *Will Raqqa be site for clash of titan generals?* In this tale of two men, both are national heroes backed by unmatched political and popular support while commanding the best-equipped, most elite armed units in Iraq and Syria. More topically, both are now closely following the developments at al-Bab and prepar... more »

Friday's Walls

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
There will be a new executive order dealing with a temporary travel ban from those 7 enumerated nations who lack the capacity to issue credible travel documentation. My sense is that it will be even tougher to overturn by some trial court within the suzerainty of the 9th District Court of Appeals. But they will try because it's what they do. All conservatives ask is that the existing law be enforced impartially (blind justice) and that the country be made as safe as it can. Progs call it a Muslim ban, even though it isn't. It plays better in San Francisco, Austin and the East Coa... more »

Tony Blair calls for people to 'rise up' against Brexit per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38996179 Tony Blair's words but it's this piece that set me thinking: 'Previously, Mr Blair has called for the views of the "16 million" people who had backed remaining in the EU not to be ignored. He has argued that there has to be a way, either "through Parliament, or an election, or possibly through another referendum, in which people express their view".' Imagine that the Remain campaign had won the EU Referendum by 52:48, or 51:49, or even by one solitary vote. Would the Remain side be saying that the 16 million people who... more »

Le syndrome de Stockholm de la mortalité

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
L’un des objectifs du transhumanisme est l’allongement de la durée de vie en bonne santé, voire l’amortalité (vivre sans limitation de durée). De nombreuses personnes rejettent cette idée de façon brutale, presque instinctive, comme si l’on s’attaquait à leurs valeurs les plus intimes.

CNN bias towards Hillary Clinton - in their own words

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
I know that I posted this piece of video during the US Presidential Election campaign but I thought that it was worth repeat posting now to remind us of how biased CNN was and is.

Venezuelan President Maduro: 'I Don't Want Problems' With Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela February 9, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*:* 'I don't want problems' with Trump, says Venezuela's Maduro* Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he wanted to avoid confrontation with new U.S. President Donald Trump. "I don't want problems with the Trump administration," Maduro said in a speech, after Trump held various conversations with other Latin American leaders expressing concern over Venezuela. "We want respe... more »

Advanced Racism For Dr Duke And Prof Slattery: Why Hate Jews?

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 22 hours ago
Never compare between only Blacks (B) and others for example, or only Caucasian Whites (CW) and B. One should consider at least three together instead of only two. For example, consider also the North East Asians (NEA). Why? Without considering NEA, B and CW are merely two different regions in whatever parameter space, say crime rates, and all interpretations are still on the table. But relative to B, NEA are almost invariably on the other side of the CW data points, at even higher intelligence, even less crime, even less sexual dimorphism/rape, even higher GDP, graduation rates, an... more »

Entanglement: why two schoolkids always answer questions oppositely

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
More than a week ago, I discussed an article by Natalie Wolchover who was apparently shocked that when some optical data from the stars are used to produce pseudorandom numbers, an experiment testing entanglement with some random choices for the detectors produces the same results as the experiment where only terrestrial gadgets are used as the pseudorandom generators. What a surprise: numbers that look like some random mess with the same distribution lead to the statistically identical outcomes whether or not they were calculated from stars or dice. Come on, people. This is totally... more »

Vast Lake of Molten Carbonate Discovered Under the Continental USA

Hifast at Climate Collections - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists have just discovered a 1.8 million square kilometre lake semi-molten carbonate (CO2) compounds under our feet – but still think the contribution of volcanoes to the annual CO2 emission budget is insignificant compared to human emissions. Scientists uncover huge reservoir of melting…

Pentagon Releases Photos Of Russian Jets 'Buzzing' A U.S. Warship In The Black Sea Last Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* A pair of Russian Su-24 jets pass in close proximity to the USS Porter on February 10, 2017. *CNN:* Russian fighter jets 'buzz' US warship in Black Sea Moscow (CNN)The US military has released several photos of what it says were Russian fighter jets "buzzing" the deck of a US warship in the Black Sea last week. The images of SU-24 fighter jets off the bow of the American guided missile destroyer USS Porter emerged as the commander of the US military arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan, to meet with his Russian counterpart. *Read more* .... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/17/2017”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
* “Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/17/2017”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “The mainstream media (MSM) is in an absolute frenzy over the resignation of Michael Flynn, who was the top national security advisor for the Trump Administration. President Trump says Flynn was forced out because of illegal leaks. In a press conference, Trump told the national media that it was “dishonest” and that CNN’s new name is now “very fake news” instead of simply “fake news.” Trump also said the MSM is “full of hatred” and is biased against him and his administration. Former U.N. Ambassador Michael Bolton ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Lockheed F-35 jet cost could drop 16 percent: Pentagon official https://t.co/JQPX05xvbC pic.twitter.com/GnUQ3K3M0R — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 16, 2017

Transpicuous News Feb 16 2017: Cyborgs, Spacesuits, & CIA Citations

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 23 hours ago
Transpicuously Absurd- that kinda describes the news this week! In Today's Transpicuous News Report, I'll make fun of NASA, discuss Elon's DARPA Cyborgs, and a "new" Continent! d Links from this TN Report: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4220202/Elon-Musk-thinks-AI-human-symbiotes.html http://www.econotimes.com/DARPA-Is-Looking-Into-Cyborg-Technology-Its-Actually-Happening-540403 http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/14/14613146/genetic-engineering-crispr-bioethics-designer-babies-science https://www.rt.com/usa/377087-cia-awards-saudi-antiterrorism/ https://www.rt.c... more »

What British Columbia Really Thinks About Christy Clark

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
*Jane Doe*‏@ausername Following More Watch as Christy Clark gets booed at the legislature on February 14, 2017. #bcpoli #vanre #vanpoli #cdnpoli #teambc2017 - RETWEETS40 - LIKES39 - [image: The Movie Project][image: Prospero][image: Josh Cole][image: Basic Income News🌱][image: L Davis][image: bc][image: Cat Collison][image: Tony Kent][image: S̷Ma͘c̡K̷a̛ySmit̕ḩ] 12:15 AM - 15 Feb 2017 6 replies40 retweets39 likes Reply 6 Retweet 40 Like 39 __________________ Something going on here people.... British Columbia realize they made a huge mistake electing Christy C... more »

More Despicable Behaviour from Murdoch’s London Times

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 23 hours ago
By John Stone Update: The Times this morning are putting pressure on Amazon and Apple Itunes to withdraw VaXxed - but The Times is mightily conflicted: they have told falsehood after falsehood. It is to be hoped that they will...

Children trained to behead Western men... in Chicago

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
All of us have gotten used to the beheading of people in the Muslim world. Sadly, it was often the real people who were beheaded – such as Western visitors or this 12-year-old boy. Our ancestors enjoyed similar exercises some 700 years ago – and in some cases, much more recently. The Muslim world is still socially living in the Middle Ages so we shouldn't be surprised that certain practices look disturbing to us. Some two years ago, this culture has spread to a country that is much closer to us, Ukraine. Here, in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine, people burn an effigy of Putin and c... more »

Shocking Details Emerge On The Treatment And Abuse Of Female German Soldiers At Elite Military Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© AFP 2016/ THOMAS FREY / DPA *DW:** Female Bundeswehr soldiers abused and forced to pole-dance* *A new report details the humiliation and harrassment at a southern German army base. New recruits had to strip down and go through cruel hazing rituals. Germany's defense minister has condemned the actions as repulsive.* The Staufer barracks in Pfullendorf, a small town in southern Germany, are a special operations training center for the Bundeswehr, Germany's army. But the gruesome events that have taken place there have absolutely nothing to do with regular soldier training. A new r... more »

Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance?

Andrew Boyd, Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
A log of your preexisting conditions? Timo Newton-Sims/timo_w2s/flickr, CC BY-SA Wearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company. At first, this sounds lucrative for the people who participate, and good for the companies, who want healthier insurance customers. But it’s not quite so simple. Under the program, people who have certain health insurance coverage plans with United Healthcare can elect to wear a Fitbit activity tracker and share their data with the insurance company. The data would be analyzed by Qualcomm Life, a company that proc... more »

Like It Or Not, Obamacare Affects Everyone

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 day ago
Before President Donald Trump vows to repeal Obamacare, what are some of the hidden benefits that have improved people’s lives?

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Pod Pushers* Sailors move a fuel pod on the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 9, 2017, as part of a U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

Russia, Trump and the 2016 election: What's the best way for Congress to investigate?

Jordan Tama, Assistant Professor of International Relations, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Exactly how will the U.S. conduct a fair and accurate investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and links with President Donald Trump’s campaign? U.S. congressional leaders are discussing options. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said that the Senate intelligence committee is best suited to investigate any concerns related to Russia. Senator Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican voice on foreign policy, suggested Congress should establish a select, or special, committee of lawmakers to probe the matter. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in t... more »

Iran Warns The White House To Not Disclose Secret Deals Relating To The Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a negotiation meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) over Iran’s nuclear program (Photo: Reuters) *Washington Free Beacon:* *Iran Warns Trump Against Disclosing Secret Iran Deal Documents* *Iran claims disclosure threatens deal.* Senior Iranian officials are warning the Trump administration about disclosing secret deals related to the nuclear deal that have long been hidden from the public by the Obama administration, according to recent comments that prompted pushback from senior sources on Capitol Hill. Iran's ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
A good letter gets results I have always found it easy to write and as a result I write a lot of letters, mostly by snail mail. So when I see something happening that I don't like, I don't just bitch about it. I send a letter to whomever is likely to be able to fix it. And it will be no surprise that I have written to the big bosses of banks quite a lot. As I think everyone reading this will know, banks can be very frustrating One thing that has been bothering me a bit lately is the way Australian banks keep closing branches or downgrading the services that they offer from a ... more »

The Dark Side of Sending Jobs to China and Mexico

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
Saw this research paper on PBS news tonight. The rising mortality rates among white middle aged people in America. What is interesting is they are dying from diseases of despair, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction. There has been a sense in "white America" of being besieged. Over 20 years of jobs being sent to China, Mexico and India has created a depression in middle America. There is a reason Donald Trump got elected, he spoke to the middle, that 66% of the bell curve that is ignored by identity politics as "a basket of deplorables" as Hilary sunk her own boat with thos... more »

MSM catches up with ACS blog on Entomophagy

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Image: StartupNBC News is catching up with our blog: How Crickets Could Help Save the Planet Edible insects are a viable, untapped resource that could help meet the food and water demands of the world's ever-expanding population. And it's really no wonder: Insects are highly nutritious, and also far more environmentally friendly to raise than conventional livestock. Compared with cows, pigs, or chickens, crickets require a fraction of the land, water, and food, and produce less greenhouse gases and ammonia. Gee, we wrote a post (TIC) in September 2014 *Eat Insects and save the Ear... more »

Deep State And Mainstream Media Working Together’ to Get Rid of Trump – Lionel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 A renewed frequency of references to ‘deep state’ in discussions of General Michael Flynn and the frequent intel leaks plaguing the Trump administration. But what does this term really mean? Media and legal analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT America’s Ashlee Banks to discuss the concept, once in ‘tinfoil […]

Obama’s Stasi Begins Soft Coup With Flynn’s Political Assassination?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 With leaks designed to destroy the credibility of key members of the Trump administration, and the ultimate goal that Trump “ ill die in jail”, the “Deep State”, the rogue intelligence community, has seceded from the republic, declared civil war and asserted its sovereignty. The CIA used to hide its […]

Alfred Lillienthal (Jew): Zionist Ashkenazi Khazar Counterfeit Jews Claim to Israel Unfounded !

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel is NOT the Israel of the Bible. It is a Satanic 666 counterfeit. The Bible states very clearly and conclusively that Ashkenazis (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT semitic people. – Alfred Lillienthal: Zionist Ashkenazi Khazar Counterfeit Jews Claim to Israel Unfounded ! by http://henrymakow.com/ (Alfred Lillienthal 1915-2008, top, was a pioneer anti-Zionist […]

“LOST” Winston Churchill Essay On Aliens Discovered!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Keep in mind that IMO: “Aliens” = fallen angels and the Nephilim. end

Trump Administration on Verge of Crisis Over Russia: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 The administration of US President Donald Trump is doing everything in its power to avoid a political crisis with Russia over the Crimean peninsula, says James Jatras, a former US senate foreign policy adviser. end

Tehran: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Biggest Threat to Peace in the Middle East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman dismisses U.S. and Israeli allegations against the country’s nuclear program as baseless. Bahram Qassemi says the Israeli regime’s nuclear weapons arsenal is the biggest threat to the peace and security of the region and the world. The comments come after the U-S president and the Israeli […]

Trump in Conflict with ‘Deep State’ Over Troop Deployment: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 The administration of US President Donald Trump is in conflict with intelligence agencies over deploying American troops to Syria to fight the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, an American political analyst in Virginia says. end

Senator Finally Admits The Truth: America’s Hands Are Just As Dirty As Russia’s

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Senator Finally Admits The Truth: America’s Hands Are Just As Dirty As Russia’s by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Last December, at the height of the “Russia hacked the election” scandal, we showed that between 1946 and 2000, the US had interfered in foreign presidential elections at least 81 times in the period from 1946 through 2000. […]

US Intel Agencies Keep Trump in Dark Citing Alleged ‘Russian Contacts’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Who rules America? Who controls the western Illuminist intelligence agencies? The Synagogue of Satan. Organization chart bottom of post. The POTUS has very little real power. He is essentially a front man to sell the agendas of the Illuminati. Unfortunately, for the western Illuminati, Trump is NOT their boy and does not want to play […]

Kucinich Warns of “Deep State”, Defends Trump, Tells America to “Wake Up”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Kucinich Warns of “Deep State”, Defends Trump, Tells America to “Wake Up” by Mike “Mish” Shedlock, https://mishtalk.com/ Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate, defended Donald Trump on “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday. In regards to Michael Flynn’s resignation, Kucinich defended Trump and told America to “Wake Up” – Anti-Russia Game In the interview, Kucinich […]

The Globalists Strike Back With A Major Push Toward A Cashless Society

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Globalists Strike Back With A Major Push Toward A Cashless Society by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ Their agenda may be on the rocks in the United States at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that the globalists are giving up. In fact, a major push toward a cashless society is being made in the European Union right […]

‘The European Project Has FAILED’ Trump’s Brussels Envoy Pick Blasts ‘UNDEMOCRATIC’ Bloc

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘The European Project Has FAILED’ Trump’s Brussels Envoy Pick Blasts ‘UNDEMOCRATIC’ Bloc by TOM PARFITT, http://www.express.co.uk/ DONALD Trump’s likely EU ambassador has launched a blistering attack on the “undemocratic” bloc and its “elitist” leaders. – In comments that will terrify Brussels, Ted Malloch said the EU had become “bloated” by bureaucracy and “anti-Americanism”. And he called for […]

South Korea is the Newest Country Seeking to Eliminate Cash And Wants to Do So by 2020

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
South Korea is the Newest Country Seeking to Eliminate Cash And Wants to Do So by 2020 by http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/ First it was Sweden, who’s people are so intoxicated by technology that it was not very difficult to get them to give up their cash to run on an entirely electronic financial system. Then in November India […]

‘He Will Die in Jail’: Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘He Will Die in Jail’ – Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump by https://sputniknews.com/ A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump. – John Schindler, a national security columnist for the Observer and former NSA analyst, published an article on Sunday titled […]

EU Steps Up The Pace For Cashless Society In 2017/18

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
EU Steps Up The Pace For Cashless Society In 2017/18 by Graham Vanbergen, True Publica, via http://www.globalresearch.ca/ On the 23rd January 2017 the EU Commission issued the “Commission Initiative Roadmap” for 2018 regarding the step up fight against the financing of terrorism, also known as its ‘Payments Restriction Initiative’ or as we are reading more often, the cashless society. […]

Don't Fall For The Hype: John Wisniewski Is Not Bernie Sanders And Is Not A Real Progressive

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Want Wisniewski to be more pro-Choice? He says he's not a "vicious ideologue."* I wish there was a great and plausible candidate for the New Jersey governorship this year. I would love to be endorsing Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka or former Congressman Rush Holt. But they're not running and the whole weight of the Democratic Party seems to be coming down on the side of Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs billionaire/bankster endorsed by the whole establishment, from Machine hacks like Joseph DiVincenzo and Stephen Sweeney (as well as the Bergen and Monmout... more »

luxor: the trouble with taxis

allan at wmtc - 1 day ago
*A guest post from Allan*: Laura has mentioned some of our troubles with our various taxi drivers in Luxor. She has not wanted to get into too much detail, but she thought a guest post on the subject would be a good idea. So I’ll be the one giving you way too much information. In Cairo, we were extremely lucky when Tito at the Pyramids View Inn hooked us up with Abdul for our trip to Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshur. During our second day with Abdul, driving around Cairo, he asked how we would get around in Luxor. (In addition to the sites near town, there would be at least one long r... more »

Alice Embree : METRO EVENT | DSA to screen ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ at the Alamo

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2017 Event: Screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7 p.m. Where: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Address: 1120 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 AUSTIN … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO EVENT* | DSA to screen ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ at the Alamo

Thorne Dreyer; Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa : STORY & PHOTO GALLERY | Austin takes to the streets

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Spirited resistance movement sparks hope amid the fear and loathing. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2017 Gallery of photography by Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa, below. AUSTIN — As we suffer through the … finish reading Thorne Dreyer; Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa : *STORY & PHOTO GALLERY* | Austin takes to the streets

U.S. A-10s Used Depleted Uranium Rounds On Two Airstrikes In Syria In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A US military spokesman said A-10 attack aircraft used depleted uranium rounds on November 16 and 22, 2015 in attacks on tanker trucks carrying oil for the Islamic State group (AFP Photo/Sgt. Paige Behringer) *Washington Post*:* The Pentagon said it wouldn’t use depleted uranium rounds against ISIS. Months later, it did — thousands of times.* Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, U.S. aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Life Is”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Life Is” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8b32fhv3jI

"It’s Only a Matter of Time Before There Is Blood on the Streets"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"It’s Only a Matter of Time Before There Is Blood on the Streets"* by Charlie Daniels "Over a century ago, the United States of America went through a divisive and bloody Civil War that separated the people of this nation bone from marrow. It split friends, families and eventually the nation itself as a line was drawn dividing the Union States of the North from the newly formed Confederacy of the Southern States. Ostensibly, the war that followed was fought over the abolition of slavery, a devilish practice that never should have been allowed in the first place, and although it was... more »

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