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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

20 February - Blogs I'm Following Part 2

Podcast: Kids crossing Europe’s and America’s borders – alone

The Bureau at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Listen to our collaboration with Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting, in which we followed unaccompanied children travelling to Europe and the US.

Get the data: Rising sales of critically important antibiotics

Victoria Parsons at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva Not all antibiotics are equal. According to the World Health Organization, some classes of antibiotic are so medically important they’ve labelled them “critically important antibiotics”. If an antibiotic is critically important it means it’s … Continued

Resistance to key antibiotic used in dangerous food poisoning cases now at record levels

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Ciprofloxacin tablets. Photo via Flickr Resistance to a key antibiotic used in the treatment of serious food poisoning cases has reached its highest level for a decade, new figures obtained by the Bureau suggest. Previously unpublished data collated by Public Health England … Continued

Revealed: Fourfold rise as 95,000 unaccompanied children claim asylum in Europe in 2015

Safya Khan-Ruf at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
An investigation into Europe’s refugee crisis finds more than 95,000 children who arrived without any adult claimed asylum in 2015

Exclusive: City firms issue major warning to high street food and pub chains over use of antibiotics on supplier farms

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
City investors issue antibiotics warning to high street pub and restaurant chains A group of powerful City investors who together control more than £700 billion have written to leading fast food, pub and restaurant chains urging them to take immediate … Continued

The Bureau is hiring: Apply to be our new Investigations Editor

The Bureau at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is expanding and is looking to fill a new senior position – Investigations Editor

Third member of axed MoJ commercial arm jumps ship…to join ex-civil service colleagues at new consultancy

Emanuele Midolo at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Former Just Solutions International staff at Ministry of Justice join new consultancy firm to help sell prison and justice expertise in private sector

TechRaking London: Electing the News – an invitation to join our free event

Bureau Reporter at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
A free, fun and engaging event for creative & investigative journalists, designers & technologists organised by The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, in partnership with the Google News Lab. What is it about? TechRaking … Continued

Changes to how the Bureau calculates Afghan drone and air strike data

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Changes to the Bureau’s Afghanistan data.

Unprecedented death toll from US air strike in Somalia

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The US flattened an al Shabaab training camp in central Somalia and killed around 150 people, the Pentagon said today.

Theresa May wins right to deport failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan after judges remove court injunction

Maeve McClenaghan at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Court of Appeal rules allows Home Office to resume deportations to Afghanistan.

Bureau awarded £500,000 Google grant for 3-year local journalism project

Bureau Reporter at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Bureau to help build new data tools and resources for local investigating journalists after £500k award from Google

Joint Enterprise: Praise for Bureau’s role in run-up to historic Supreme Court decision

Rachel Stevenson at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Inside London’s Supreme Court The British legal concept of “joint enterprise” has been wrongly interpreted by courts for 30 years, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in a victory for campaigners, lawyers, politicians and academics who believe the doctrine has led … Continued

The Mystery of Khost: Did a US drone kill 14 innocent Afghans as they prepared a funeral?

Abigail Fielding-Smith at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The full feature on what happened in Khost on June 5 2015.

US airstrikes in Afghanistan killing civilians at greatest rate for seven years, new figures show

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
UN and US data show leap in civilian casualty rate from airstrikes in Afghanistan.

The thousands of former child refugees deported to Afghanistan and Iraq

Maeve McClenaghan at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Teenagers who have lived for years in the UK are being sent back to countries where Isis and Taliban militants are rampant.

Antimicrobial resistance: what’s the issue, and why is it so important?

Victoria Parsons at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Antibiotic pills. Photo via Flickr The Bureau has launched a new investigation into drug resistance in the UK, with the first story, Banned in America, soaring use in Britain: The poultry farm drugs that put human lives at risk, published today in the … Continued

Campylobacter: Poultry industry’s killer legacy

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Antibiotics are used on poultry farms to treat and prevent disease (Photo: Ecostorm) Campylobacter has plagued the poultry industry for years, with some studies revealing that as much as two-thirds of fresh retail chicken sold is contaminated with the bug. … Continued

Critically important to human health: What are fluoroquinolones?

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Factory chickens. Photo credit: Viva! Fluoroquinolone antibiotics were developed in the 1970s and first used in human medicine in the 1980s. The drugs are used for treating, amongst other conditions, human food poisoning illnesses such as campylobacter, salmonella and Ecoli. Because … Continued

Banned in America, soaring use in Britain: The poultry farm drugs that put human lives at risk

Andrew Wasley at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Factory farmed chickens are frequently dosed with antibiotics. Photo credit: Ecostorm/CIWF Antibiotics banned in US chicken farms a decade ago over links to the spread of potentially deadly bacteria in humans have been used in significantly increased quantities by Britain’s … Continued

Naming the dead: Only 10 of scores killed by US drones in Pakistan last year have been identified

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The names for all 10 came from either terrorist propaganda or the US government.

Former Briton Mahdi Hashi now jailed by New York judge for al Shabaab terror charges

Victoria Parsons at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Hashi was yesterday sentenced to nine years in prison at a New York court for allegedly supporting the terrorist organisation al Shabaab.

Patient strangled themselves during inspection at under-fire NHS mental heath trust, damning report reveals

Melanie Newman at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
NHS mental health trust failed to put measures in place to reduce suicide risk despite repeated warnings, CQC regulator says

Tracked by MI5 to PC World: London minicab driver 'highly probably’ an Al Qaeda courier

Victoria Parsons at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The 27 year old, known only as M2, had his British citizenship stripped by Theresa May in 2014 after being tracked by MI5.

Baghdad kidnappings: Were American civilians working for US defence giant?

Abigail Fielding-Smith at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Two of three missing US civilians kidnapped by Shiite militia forces in Baghdad at the weekend are believed to have been working for General Dynamics on a “critical” multimillion dollar deal in Iraq.

The billions made by lawyers when multinationals put countries in the dock

Nick Mathiason at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
International arbitration courts are where companies sue countries and lawyers get rich.

CIA drone strikes in Pakistan fall to lowest level in 8 years, Bureau’s annual report reveals

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The drones hit Pakistan’s tribal areas 13 times last year, killing between 60 and 85 people.

Student journalists: Your chance to be a Google News Lab Fellow at the Bureau

The Bureau at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Exciting chance for a journalism student to work at the Bureau

Army moves Watchkeeper drone training to tropics for winter after flying problems in UK weather

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Watchkeeper drones will be sent to Ascension Island’s RAF base for next eight months (Crown Copyright) The Army has moved to accelerate the training of pilots for its £1.2bn Watchkeeper spy drones by sending them to the tropical Ascension Island for the … Continued

Ministers urged to examine new buy-to-let boom in UK care homes

Melanie Newman at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
MBi boss Gavin Woodhouse explains how to make large returns in dementia care sector (pic: Elite Investor Club video) Private investors are being enticed to purchase rooms in UK care homes on a buy-to-let basis with the promise of large profits … Continued

‘Inaccurate, misleading, incomplete’: Judges’ verdict on intel given to May

Victoria Parsons at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Britain’s security services apparently provided Theresa May with bad intelligence as the basis for banning two al Qaeda suspects from returning to the UK.

US drone war, November 2015: American troops in Afghanistan and Somalia supported by new strikes

Jack Serle at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The November update on the US covert war on terror from the Bureau.

Terror suspect who May wants deported to Algeria asks Muslim clerics for permission to kill himself, court told

Victoria Parsons at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The latest appeal of six Algerian terror suspects fighting against Home Office deportation orders.

A Jordanian journalist writes: If UK restricts FoI Act, it’ll send a terrible message to rest of the world

Musab Shawabkeh at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
The UK government’s proposal to restrict its Freedom of Information laws have big implications for investigative journalism here and abroad.

Two Bureau reporters shortlisted for British Journalism Awards 2015

Bureau Reporter at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 9 hours ago
Crofton Black and Nick Mathiason up for awards.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 9 hours ago
Former *Saturday Night Live* comic Joe Piscopo might run for governor of New Jersey: Mr. Piscopo is hoping to parlay his Jersey credentials and rising political profile — he campaigned for President Trump, and his radio show focuses on conservative politics — into a long-shot bid for governor as either a Republican or an independent in a state where Democratic voters vastly outnumber Republicans. And Laura Ingraham might run for Senate in Virginia, where she's currently neck-and-neck with another non-politician: Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and radio host Laura Ingra... more »

President Trump Has Chosen General H.R. McMaster As His Next National Security Adviser

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
YouTube *WNU Editor*: This is a breaking news story. More details later tonight. For more info on General H.R. McMaster, go here ....* H.R. McMaster: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know *(Heavy). *Update:* Last man standing: McMaster for NSA? (Thomas E. Ricks, Foreign Policy). *Update #2:* Trump appoints McMaster his new national security adviser (USA Today).

John McCain Struggles To Defend Pax Americana In Munich

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
Senator John McCain gives his best defense for the neoliberal world order crumbling all around him and seeks to rally support for continuing Pax Americana. The post John McCain Struggles To Defend Pax Americana In Munich appeared first on Shadowproof.

Silicon Valley and the Pentagon – The New Pioneers of Biological Warfare

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - A new push for biological weapons involves the biotech industry. The post Silicon Valley and the Pentagon – The New Pioneers of Biological Warfare appeared first on Waking Times.

Experiments at Burning Man Test the Science of Collective Conscience

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - Cutting edge experiments explore the profound mind/matter connection. The post Experiments at Burning Man Test the Science of Collective Conscience appeared first on Waking Times.

"Think of Your Choices as Effects, Not Causes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Think of Your Choices as Effects, Not Causes" * by David Cain Imagine, for a moment, that you could see your own life from above, as though your home, neighborhood, and workplace were little dioramas with open roofs. Your miniature self isn’t aware you’re watching, and exhibits all the habits you do. With a kind of embarrassed concern, you watch your hapless self wake up, hit snooze a few times, then sit up and read Reddit on your phone for twenty minutes (or whatever you normally do). You watch as you interact with the world, making some good decisions and some bad ones. You’d ... more »

Musical Interlude: Cusco, “Native American, Power Drums, Spirit Pride”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“Native American, Power Drums, Spirit Pride” "Not authentic or traditional Native American music, but fast paced, heart pounding new age sound. “Apurimac III: Nature- Spirit- Pride” is an album by the German cross-cultural new age band Cusco. All tracks on this album are related to the Native American cultures of North America. The beats, chants, and flute works depict a Native American musical style, though are made more accessible to modern ears through the use of overtly synthesized instrumentation and percussive rhythms. Beautiful art are images of paintings by J.D. Challenger, ... more »

Milo in, Milo out...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*CPAC disinvites Milo. Whatever.* I'm neither a fan nor a non-fan of homosexual Milo Yiannopoulos. And I'm also not a fan or non-fan of CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference.) Until about 10 years ago, I had never even heard of the organization or their meeting up every year to pat each other on the back and affirm their importance to the nation. It's also pretty clear that most other people of this country have never heard of them either. Cynical? Sure. So what? As with most conferences, a bunch of people spend untold amounts of money to gather together and listen t... more »

The Future of Work

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
*Having a wee break from blogging tonight. Here's a piece I did last week for work on, um, the future of work. As it was for the powers that be I had to tone down and be less forthright. Still, writing for different audiences is good discipline ...* There has been a lot of concern recently that millions of jobs are due to be automated out of existence over the coming decades. Of course, this is nothing new. Since the Luddites undertook the very first acts of machine breaking, capitalism has sought to replace living labour – workers, by hand or by brain – by what Karl Marx called d... more »

5-Year-Old Boy Dies in Santa’s Arms

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A Tennessee man's story of a hospital encounter drew international attention but lacked identifying details.

Comcast’s Car Crash

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A YouTube user captured a tense encounter with a Comcast crew — but police said the company was not at fault.

Famine Declared In Parts Of South Sudan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Famine declared in South Sudan* *‘Man-made’ food crisis threatens 100,000 people after war and a collapsing economy devastate agriculture in the country* Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where UN agencies warned on Monday that war and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation. A further 1 million people were classified as being on the brink of famine, according to the World Food Programme (WFP) and other UN bodies. Unimpeded humanitarian access was urgently needed to reverse “an escalating catastrophe”, they added. *Read mo... more »

Pope Francis Labels Capitalism “New Tyranny”, But Is It More Than Rhetoric?

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Dec 15, 2013 Matthew Fox and Luke Hansen discuss Pope Francis’ recent anti-capitalist rhetoric and whether there will be any changes to the church’s economic practices. Transcript see The Wild and Cruel Gap Between Debtors and Creditors by Ralph Nader Noam Chomsky: The Gospels Are Radical Pacifist Documents The Gospel of John Annihilates […]

Making $$$ from Space Arms Race

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
This 1997 planning document from the US Space Command called *Vision for 2020 *has many chilling words inside. Under a section entitled 'Control of Space' the document states: Control of Space is the ability to assure access to space, freedom of operations within the space medium, and an ability to deny others the use of space, if required. The Pentagon has long bragged that the space control and domination program, often called 'Star Wars', will be the most expensive project in human history. I like to call it *Pyramids to the Heavens *and some years ago I asked Florida artist... more »

Far-right poster boy seems to endorse underage sex, and it’s splitting his supporters apart

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Milo Yiannopoulos is a far-right troll who was banned from Twitter for encouraging abuse. He has famously made many statements which are both objectionable and wrong. He is also a writer for Breitbart, the site formerly headed by Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon. But his latest controversy looks set to be his biggest yet. […] The post Far-right poster boy seems to endorse underage sex, and it’s splitting his supporters apart appeared first on The Canary.

Court ruling on Britain’s shady acts abroad could finally see powerful figures in the dock

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 10 hours ago
For some years, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has withheld hundreds of sensitive intelligence documents. These relate to allegations that the British establishment instigated the extraordinary rendition (illegal abduction and transfer) of three Libyans. Two of these suffered torture. Now, in a landmark ruling, the High Court has ordered that lawyers acting on behalf of the […] The post Court ruling on Britain’s shady acts abroad could finally see powerful figures in the dock appeared first on The Canary.

Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as World’s Top Crude Oil Producer

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
Russia has once again taken the crown from Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest oil producer.

Spain Sets Massive Precedent — Charges Its Central Bankers in Court

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: bankers]In a move toward justice the US has yet to undertake, Spain's highest court charged a financial regulator and six central bankers over a failed bank offering.

Sheriff Tries to Expose List of 300 Bad Cops, Courts & Union Promptly Block Him

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: sheriff]The LA County Sheriff just tried to further the cause of transparency by turning over a list of hundreds of problem cops to the DA — he was blocked.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
For fans of BBC interviewers where the two BBC presenter-reporters decide to talk about themselves (sometimes cruelly but accurately described as 'navel-gazing'), here's a transcription from tonight's *100 Days, *co-starring Christian Fraser and the famous Jon Sopel: *CHRISTIAN FRASER*: Stay with us, because I want to discuss strategy with Jon. We really should talk about his attitude to the press, Jon. The media is, according to the tweet, "the enemy of the American people". That came last week. Now, you were on the receiving end of it last Thursday. I was sitting in the chair w... more »

President Obama’s Former National Security Adviser: Not Enforcing Syria Red Line Was a ‘Colossal Mistake’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Former Obama national security adviser blasts decisions in Syria as a 'colossal mistake'* Retired Gen. Jim Jones, President Obama’s first national security adviser, on Sunday blasted the former president's decisions on Syria, saying “it was a colossal mistake to draw a red line.” Jones told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "State of the Union" that the administration failed to follow up on the statement, which caused a “loss of confidence” in “a very important part of the world.” "I think at the very least the penalty for [Syrian President] Bashar al Assad for having used chemi... more »

Abandoned Stoke

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 11 hours ago
An interesting short from the comrades at WellRedFilms, just ignore the talking head saying things about the passing of Stoke's industry. If you would like more, keep an eye on WellRed's profile page here.

On the Brink?

Ralph R. Reiland at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: on-the-brink] The latest magazine covers in the news/politics section of my local Barnes and Noble seem to be saying we’re on the brink of something like the coup d’etat in 1973 against the Allende government in Chile.

Monday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 11 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. - Martin Lukacs argues that the way to avoid a Canadian Donald Trump is to ensure people have a progressive challenger to the corporate establishment: Trudeau’s social liberalism has been partnered with the very economic policies that have cemented inequality and savaged people’s quality of life—and which are now fuelling such unprecedented rage at politicians. The Liberal government’s plan to privatize our world-class public sector, a pro-business trade agenda, tax loopholes for the rich, the short-changing of healthcare, and climate ... more »

Filmmaker Josh Fox Says He Was ‘Blacklisted’ By MSNBC After Becoming Bernie Sanders Surrogate

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Filmmaker Josh Fox recounts how actress Susan Sarandon helped him appear on MSNBC after he was allegedly "blacklisted" for supporting Bernie Sanders. The post Filmmaker Josh Fox Says He Was ‘Blacklisted’ By MSNBC After Becoming Bernie Sanders Surrogate appeared first on Shadowproof.

"How It Really Is"

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

"The Truth..."

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

CawRANT Events #42

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #42* Good Morning everybody! The sun is peeking through the clouds this morning on the West Coast and, it having rained all weekend, I'm looking forward to getting out with my dogs for a walk along the urban salmon stream. We're usually accompanied by about 20 crows who fly above us as we walk...in the hope of getting some peanut treats at the end of the pathway. Quite a little parade I would say. But first, I'm going to do this *RANT.* *Breaking News:* First of all there's some breaking news. * RT** is reporting **that Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador to t... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
From this lunchtime's BBC One *News at One* came this report from Richard Lister. It wasn't entirely free from editorialising: *Richard Lister, BBC*: But it's the President who calls the shots, and he uses Europe as a model for all that's wrong in the world - even if he has to make up his own facts to fit the argument. *Donald Trump*: You look at what's happening last night in Sweden - Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers and they are having problems like they never thought possible. *Richard Lister*: There was no such incident in Sweden. The countr... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- February 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria conflict: Rebels warns truce may collapse after attacks* Rebel factions in Syria that backed recent peace moves say an intensification of government attacks has put the current truce in jeopardy. They warn that they reserve the right to respond to recent bombings of areas around Damascus, Homs and the south. The rebels describe the attacks as a "bloody message" from President Bashar al-Assad's government. This comes just days before UN-sponsored talks are due to start in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has played down hopes for the t... more »

Massachusetts ConservaDem Stephen Lynch Draws A Primary Opponent

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Safely behind it's paywall last week, *Roll Call* ran a post by Colin Diersing about Tulsi Gabbard's cloudy political future. *DWT* readers are already aware that the conservative Fox Democrat masquerading as a progressive can't be trusted, despite having noisily endorsed Bernie-- in a state where he won the 2016 caucuses 70-30% against Clinton. Digressing wrote that she's "gained prominence by her willingness to buck leadership, whether by challenging better-known candidates in her early races, criticizing President Obama’s approach to ISIS, or backing Bernie Sanders and resignin... more »

“I placed too much faith in underpowered studies:” Nobel Prize winner admits mistakes

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Although it’s the right thing to do, it’s never easy to admit error — particularly when you’re an extremely high-profile scientist whose work is being dissected publicly. So while it’s not a retraction, we thought this was worth noting: A Nobel Prize-winning researcher has admitted on a blog that he relied on weak studies in a […] The post “I placed too much faith in underpowered studies:” Nobel Prize winner admits mistakes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

Ron Paul at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: trump-s-isis-plan-another-us-invasion] Washington cannot handle the truth: solving the ISIS problem must involve a whole lot less US activity in the Middle East, not a whole lot more.

The food industry is making it difficult for parents to help children eat healthily

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 12 hours ago
A US national poll highlights that only a third of parents think they are doing a good job in helping their kids eat healthily. This is in spite of the fact that the majority of respondents believe healthy eating is especially important during childhood. The poll suggests that big food companies are responsible for the high […] The post The food industry is making it difficult for parents to help children eat healthily appeared first on The Canary.

Thousands of people are uniting to show Theresa May that immigrants are not the cause of Britain’s problems [TWEETS]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Monday 20 February is One Day Without Us – a day to highlight the positive impact that immigrants have in the UK, and what life would be like without immigrant workers. Thousands of people have taken part in protests and community events across the country, and told their stories online. In the wake of Brexit, and the […] The post Thousands of people are uniting to show Theresa May that immigrants are not the cause of Britain’s problems [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

A plucky little Facebook group has fought back against a powerful company, and actually won

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Housing giant Bovis Homes is bitterly regretting messing with the members of a Facebook group which just cost the company £7m in compensation. Bovis was forced to settle after a campaign over substandard living conditions in its new-build homes. Bovis and substandard homes The Bovis saga began with the company urging people to move into […] The post A plucky little Facebook group has fought back against a powerful company, and actually won appeared first on The Canary.

Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin Dies

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Just a day before his 65th Birthday:* Vitaly Churkin, who served as Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations since 2006, "died suddenly" in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced. Churkin would have turned 65 on Tuesday. The announcement "*of the untimely passing away of Ambassador Vitaly Churkin this morning*" was met with shock when it was delivered during a session at the UN headquarters. "*He was a dear colleague of all of us, a deeply committed diplomat of his country and one of the finest people we have known*," a UN official who delivered the news to... more »

76-Year-Old Woman Fined $200 for Not Shoveling Snow Fast Enough – Fights Back

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: snow]A 76-year-old Boston woman now faces $200 in fines — for failing to shovel snow from her sidewalk quickly enough.

The New Wave of Violent Protests is Exactly What The Elite Want — Here’s Why

Chase Rachels at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: protests]You are being divided to be conquered and the new violent protests prove how well the the attack on liberty and freedom is doing.

Perverse Incentives and Academia

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
What’s wrong with the current use of metrics in academia? This is the best summary that I’ve ever seen. Here’s the horrifying key table from the paper Siddhartha Roy co-authored on perverse incentives in academia. #AAASmtg pic.twitter.com/sdrUlPmXs7 — Mike 48% Tⓐylor (@MikeTaylor) February 18, 2017 I will be discussing the publishing part of the equation […]

Russian Ambassador To The UN Vitaly Churkin Has Died

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin © Brendan McDermid / Reuters *WNU Editor*: I friend of mine who works in Russia's UN mission in New York City just called me to tell me that. Met him a few times in the past. My prayers go to his family and loved ones. *Update: *Russian media is now reporting on it .... *Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin Dies *(Sputnik). More* here.*

Counter-insurgency Expert David Kilcullen's Analysis On The Battle For Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Smoke rises after a rocket landed in the middle of the Iraqi rapid response forces' position during a battle against Islamic State militants in the south of Mosul, Iraq February 19, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra *ABC News Online:* *Mosul: Counter-insurgency expert David Kilcullen says battle against Islamic State likely to take months* The battle for Mosul is unlikely to be over until at least the middle of the year, meaning many more months of hardship for hundreds of thousands of civilians still inside the Iraqi city, counter-insurgency expert David Kilcullen says. Iraqi governme... more »

Aztecas del Norte: We can not be illegal on our own continent

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 12 hours ago
*“In the academy, [American Indian scholar] Jack Forbes created a path to bring Chicanas/os and others “home.” By this, I mean that Forbes provided historical knowledge about understanding that our legacies have always been deeply rooted in this hemisphere.” — Melissa Moreno, professor, Woodland Community College* Scholars in Chicano studies and related disciplines, since the 1960s, have long debated the idea of when Mexican Americans as a people(s) came to be. This is something that the discipline has grappled with since its creation in the late 1960s. Yet, it is a debate that has b... more »

Light skin preference

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 13 hours ago
Lately I have been asking myself how anyone can do work during this extraordinary and dizzying time we are living in? And I am thinking in the philosophical realm as opposed to logistically. And yes, I actually can work. I’m just thinking that it is a very distracting time for most anybody attending or working at a university. I say this because I’m in the midst of some incredible research — on color and color consciousness — and yet, it is difficult to ignore the unprecedented doings of this nation’s new president and his administration. And yet I stop to think that whether the new ... more »

The Indigenous and Black Roots of Mexico

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 13 hours ago
by Roberto Rodriguez A generation ago, while living in Mexico, I came upon the works of Gonzalo Aguirre Beltran regarding the African presence in Mexico, managing to interview him, shortly before he passed away. While Mexico is a nation with deep Indigenous roots, his work from the 1940s revealed a part of Mexico that had been previously unfamiliar to its school children and to the national narrative; its rich multi-racial history. This is especially true when we examine the relationship in this country between Black and Brown peoples, who are often, not taught their shared histori... more »

Continuity of Agenda: Destroying Syria, Since 1983

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*February 21, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Syria's current conflict, beginning in 2011, was the culmination of decades of effort by the United States to subvert and overthrow the government in Damascus. From training leaders of opposition fronts years before "spontaneous" protests erupted across Syria, to covertly building a multinational mercenary force to both trigger and leverage violence thereafter, the United States engineered, executed, and perpetuated virtually every aspect of Syria's destructive conflict. Enlisting or coercing aid from regional allies, including Saudi Ar... more »

Nikki Haley moves to near the top of the BBC hate list with this press conference comment

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/QtPVdjJaE4g The new American Ambassador to the United Nations dares to speak the truth about the United Nations and its obsession with Israel. The institutionally anti Israel BBC won't like that.

Mosul Campaign Day 125, Feb 19, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
On the morning of February 19 Prime Minister Haider Abadi went on state television to announce the start of the operation to take west Mosul. The day before the Iraqi air force dropped flyersover the city telling people their liberation as coming. The Federal Police also went on the offensive to seize four villages to secure their jump off spots for the new campaign. There was just under a month gap between freeing east Mosul and attacking the west. That time was necessary to rearm and reposition forces. The first stage of the new operation has three main goals. One is for the Fe... more »

BPA In Seafood - Is It Safe?

Steve Hentges at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
It’s not hard these days to find stories in the popular media about the presence of various chemical contaminants in our environment. Included in this genre are stories about trace levels of chemicals in common consumer products, in the air we breathe, and in the water we drink. Almost inevitably the stories suggest that even minor exposures are harming our health. read more

It turns out there WAS a recent terrorist bombing in Sweden. And the world’s media stayed quiet

James Wright at The Canary - 13 hours ago
It turns out Donald Trump was right. There was a recent under-reported terrorist attack in Sweden. Just not the kind Trump was referencing the other day. Terror in Sweden Last month, neo-Nazis bombed a refugee centre in Gothenburg. The attack came before Trump appeared to cite a non-existent Islamist terror attack in Sweden at a […] The post It turns out there WAS a recent terrorist bombing in Sweden. And the world’s media stayed quiet appeared first on The Canary.

Iraqi Army Mi-28 Gunship Unloading Cannon And Rockets On ISIS Attackers in Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Star*: *Russian attack helicopter UNLOADS on ISIS fighters holed up in former stronghold of Mosul* INCREDIBLE footage shot from the frontline of the battle against ISIS shows a military helicopter unleashing its might on stranded fighters below. The clip, shot by an Australian news crew embedded in the besieged city of Mosul, Iraq, has gone viral after shocked viewers circulated the footage online. It begins showing an aircraft, believed to be an Mi-28 model helicopter, hovering above the city firing flares. After a number of seconds, it begins unloading from a machine gun... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City of Mosul -- News Updates February 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport* U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. Federal police and elite interior ministry units known as Rapid Response are leading the charge toward the airport, located on the southern limit of the Mosul, trying to dislodge the militants from the nearby hilltop village of Albu Saif. The Iraqi forces plan is to turn the airport into a close support base... more »

"'The Greenbaum Speech' And 'Pizzagate'"; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Greenbaum Speech"* by John W. Whitehead "If they’re going to kill me, they’re going to kill me. It’s time to share more information." - Dr. Corydon Hammond "In 1992, the year Bill Clinton first ran for President, many ponderous and dynamic speeches were heard around the nation. However, what may be one of the most momentous speeches ever delivered on American soil went virtually unnoticed. On June 25, 1992, Dr. Corydon Hammond gave a lecture entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse” to an audience of professionals at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and M... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Lands In Baghdad: 'Not Here To Seize Iraqi Oil'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Defence secretary Jim Mattis: Not in Iraq to seize oil* Jim Mattis arrives on unannounced visit to Iraq as Pentagon considers acceleration of military campaign against ISIL. US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, on an unannounced visit to Iraq, said the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders. Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday, as the battle to oust the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group fighters from western Mosul moved into its second day, and as... more »

World News Briefs -- February 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Iraqi forces push into ISIL-held southern Mosul* *Troops backed by jets battle their way to Mosul airport, as US defence chief arrives in Baghdad on unannounced visit.* Iraqi security forces have pushed into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new offensive to drive ISIL fighters from the city's western half, as US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit. Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way to Mosul airport on Monday as they prepared to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ... more »

HOW WE GOT HERE, CONTINUED: Inventing a bigger liar than Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017Part 1—The fruit of our own elites:* Will we liberals ever confront the various roles *we ourselves* played in sending Donald J. Trump to the White House? Almost surely, we won't. Yesterday, in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof wrote the next chapter in our alternative undertaking, in which 1) we blame everything on The Others, and in which 2) we've finally decided to fight and fight hard, now that it's too late. Exactly one day *after* Trump was sworn in, we staged our march on Washington! Yesterday, Kristof wrote the next chapter in this morally ple... more »

Paper quickly retracted after author used another group’s work

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The author of a 2016 paper has agreed to retract it after an investigation revealed that most of the article came from another research group at the same university. According to the notice, the author based the majority of his paper on results generated by other scientists without their permission. Here’s the retraction notice for “Controlled synthesis […] The post Paper quickly retracted after author used another group’s work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Aetna CEO: ObamaCare in a “Death Spiral”

Michael Tennant at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: aetna-ceo-obamacare-in-a-death-spiral] The CEO of insurance giant Aetna has publicly declared ObamaCare to be in a “death spiral” and said he expects a significant exodus of insurers from the exchanges next year.

Study: $15 Minimum Wage Would Force McDonald’s to Increase Prices 38 Percent

Bob Adelmann at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: study-15-minimum-wage-would-force-mcdonald-s-to-increase-prices-38-percent] The Heritage Foundation's James Sherk blows up the Robin Hood assumptions of economists who should know better.

Shall we Tolerate California?

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
What can be done about California? Some uncharitable people feel that walling off the Golden State would be a good idea. While I can't argue against that (to protect the rest of the nation from illegal aliens), there may be another way...*CANADA*. The way that I see it, if Canadians are willing to take Syrian refugees, they could also take California liberals, college professors, Hollywood, Bay Area parasites, the politicians, illegal aliens, and *all of the welfare recipients who vote both early and often*. However if we do that we need to build a wall on the northern border to ... more »

Two Cops Fired for Having Sex As Cops Across US Keep Jobs After Killing People

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: sex]While officers in their own department maim, beat, and kill people and keep their jobs, these two cops were fired for having sex with each other.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Milo Yiannopoulos is Having A Moment right now -- he has a book in the works, he just set off a riot at a scheduled campus appearance, his Bill Maher appearance just aired and went viral, and he's gearing up to be the keynote speaker at CPAC. Oops -- but this just happened: ... on Sunday morning, less than one day after the controversial announcement about the CPAC speaker lineup, video surfaced of Yiannopoulos allegedly defending pedophilia in the past. “We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff,” Yiannopoulos is heard saying in a video, acknowledging that he has a controver... more »

Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman -- A Place for Prayer: 'All we have is each other.'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Cheyenne River Sioux Nation Chairman Harold Fraizer at Cheyenne River Camp on the Cannon Ball River, defending the water. "Water is life." Watch video below, recorded Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier calls on Pipe Carriers and Sun Dancers to Come and Pray Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Cheyenne River Lakota Chairman Harold Frazier at the

Mohawk Nation News 'China Has A Wall. Me Too!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
CHINA HAS A WALL. ME TOO! Posted on February 18, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. Feb. 18, 2017. Welcome to the 525 years of military occupation of great turtle island. The Trump wall is suppose to be a symbol of the visitors who came, stayed for a while, poisoned almost every river and lake. We have to clean up the mess. WALLS ARE FOR GETTING AROUND! Economic disaster looms

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 202, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *DW*: *Arms trade hits highest level since Cold War: study* Demand from the Middle East and Asia has driven the transfer of arms to its highest level in decades, a study shows. The US and Russia produced more than half of the world's arms in the past five years, it says. The worldwide arms trade rose to its highest level since the Cold War in the five years between 2012 and 2016, according to a study by a Swedish-based research institute released on Monday. The volume of world arms trading increased by 8.4 percent compared with the 2007-2011 period, t... more »

Four Russian Servicemen Killed By An IED Blast In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© Russian Defense Ministry's press service/TASS *RT:* *4 Russian servicemen killed in car blast in Syria – MoD* Four Russian servicemen were killed in Syria on February 16, when a radio controlled bomb targeting a Syrian military convoy exploded, the Russian Defense Ministry has said in a statement. Two other Russian servicemen were injured in the blast, the Ministry added. The vehicle had been part of a Syrian Army convoy traveling to the city of Homs from the Tiyas airfield in central Syria’s Homs Province. Russian military advisers were in the car when it blew up, according to t... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Oroville. She's Kicking Ass!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Post navigation ← Previous OROVILLE. SHE’S KICKING ASS! Posted on February 19, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. Feb. 19, 2017. The original settlers were under the impression that when they arrived on great turtle land, our land was advertised as “INDIAN LAND FOR FREE” . It was “Available for occupation” by them.Europeans could come here and own our land. This caused over 100 million

Law enforcement officers interrupt sacred women's ceremony at prayer camp

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
"Officers interrupted women's ceremony at camp tonight. Imagine police barging into your church while you pray to threaten you." said Ruth Hopkins, reporter from Oceti Oyate "There was no direct action tonight. Grandmothers were passing down ceremonial teachings to the women, then the Law enforcement officers came." added Ruth Hopkins "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 gathered for a sacred ceremony a... more »

The Crazy Republican Party War Against Health Care

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday CNN interviewed John Kasich, who was in Munich for a security conference. Among other things, they asked him about Paul Ryan's and the House Republicans' plans to take away health care from millions of Americans by "phasing out" the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. You can listen to Kasich's response in the short video above. In short, he's appalled. "That is a very, very bad idea," he said, "because we cannot turn our back on the most vulnerable." But that's exactly what Ryan's plan, timidly and partially presented last Thursday, does, by forcing the a... more »

And Now there is News: NASA climate Gavin Schmidt RIP!

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
I just go and write “there’s no news today”, and then … Via Tony Heller who himself got it from Roger Tallbloke: Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown … Continue reading →

A U.S. Back-Channel Plan For Ukraine and Russia To End The Conflict?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine in Kiev on Wednesday. Two days later in Munich, he warned the West against “appeasement” of Russia. Credit Gleb Garanich/Reuters *New York Times*: *A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates* A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador. But the proposal, a p... more »

Fragile Egos And Political Power

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
I have been dumbfounded by Donald Trump's supporters. If the polls are correct, about 35% of Americans believe Trump can get and do nothing wrong. That conclusion is obviously contrary to the facts. Joan Smith, writing in *The Guardian*, has an explanation: The 45th president of the US invited on stage a man who later revealed he has a 6ft cardboard model of his hero and talks to it every day. Let’s just pause and think about that. This is a leader whose ego is so fragile, he wants to appear on stage with someone most of us would change seats to avoid if he sat next to us on a t... more »

aswan: welcome home

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
Right now I am on the glorious roof patio of Bet El-Kerem, a Nubian guesthouse in Aswan. I’m sitting under a huge bamboo roof surrounded by beautiful fabrics on the couches and tables. We’re on a hill, and to my right is a view of the Nile, and the city of Aswan beyond, and in front to the left, a sand mountain, with the remains of an ancient burial site visible. A few people are climbing the slope, tiny dark figures against the blue sky, and a man in robes is leading two camels across the sand. Birds are chirping. A cool breeze is blowing. A call to prayer just finished echoing acr... more »

Massive cannabis factory uncovered – and it was right next door to the Queen [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
The Metropolitan Police have raided a substantial cannabis factory in the heart of London. But in a bizarre twist, a group of anarchist homelessness activists spotted the Met operation and filmed the whole thing. And it was at an exclusive property just around the corner from Buckingham Palace. Busted The raid by the Met took place […] The post Massive cannabis factory uncovered – and it was right next door to the Queen [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

19 hospitals that are facing imminent closure thanks to government cuts

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 16 hours ago
An investigation by the Peterborough Telegraph has revealed that 19 hospitals across the country are facing imminent closure due to a £22bn shortfall in NHS funding. Which hospitals face the axe? According to the investigation, the following hospitals are facing the axe: Acute hospitals closing or at risk of closure: South West London: one of […] The post 19 hospitals that are facing imminent closure thanks to government cuts appeared first on The Canary.

The American Conservative: Why The De Niro Kennedy Mercury Challenge Matters

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Note: This article in American Conservative offers a concise summary of the vaccine injury topic the mainstream media avoids at all costs. Feel free to comment at their site and share. You'll notice that our own Mark Blaxill and Jennifer...

Laura Hayes: Parental Perspective on Improving Health & Reducing Costs

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
By Laura Hayes A parent’s perspective on how to improve the health of Americans, reduce the amount we spend on healthcare, and keep viable our citizenry and nation Dear President Trump, Presidential Staff, and Presidential Advisors, Vaccines are now the...

An Open Letter to Daniel Summers, MD

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Note: Thanks to Anne for this open letter to Massachusetts Pediatrician Dr. Daniel Summers. We need to ask doctors by name how they can justify vaccine injury without batting an eye. By Anne Dachel Dear Dr. Summers, I read your...


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Pennsylvania confirms first fracking-related earthquakes Two leaked memos reveal Trump administration to expand which immigrants targeted for deportation This Small City Is Setting Aside 1,000 Acres For Bees And Butterflies London's prison guards are getting a £5,000 pay rise Britain's justice secretary says Brexit is 'irrevocable' once triggered How state attorneys general could take down Trump WATCH: Fire Truck Plunges Into Crater As Highway Collapses Trump's presidency has created the 'unbelievable turmoil' Putin wanted all along British officials think Ru... more »

What Are Turkish President Erdogan's Aspirations In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Fehim Taştekin, Al-Monitor*: *Is Erdogan promising a ghost army in Syria?* When talking to the Russians, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emphasizes Syria's territorial integrity and a peaceful resolution to that country's civil war. When talking to the Americans, Erdogan advocates a US-Turkish partnership that will also include a buffer zone. When he is conversing with Gulf leaders, the Turkish president slams Tehran and Damascus. A Syrian policy with a truly oriental flavor! In his recent Gulf tour of... more »

A Look At Why China Respects America's Aircraft Carrier Strike Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) (rear) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016. Courtesy Jake Greenberg/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS *National Interest*: *Why China Fears (And Plans to Sink) America's Aircraft Carriers* More than twenty years ago, a military confrontation in East Asia pushed the United States and China uncomfortably close to conflict. Largely unknown ... more »

Why robots shouldn't pay income taxes

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Bill Gates has done many cool things and even earned some money. But I simply had to laugh when I saw an interview in Quartz (see also a response in Fortune, Google News) where he says that robots should pay income taxes. The most important paragraph says: Bill Gates: Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level. T... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Race-obsessed students at SOAS* *Leftists seem incapable of treating people as individuals in their own right. Why should the race of a thinker matter? That he has interesting thoughts should be the sole criterion. I like the thinking of the Buddha; I like the thinking of Jesus Christ and I like the thinking of Ludwig Wittgenstein and I see no reason why I should bother about the race of any of them. Wittgenstein, for instance, was a skinny Austrian Jew but that has nothing to do with my interest in his ideas* “They Kant be serious!”, spluttered the Daily Mail headline in its... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Strange science* *The article below says that global warming cools the temperature in the Pacific and that a cooler Pacific is likely to produce centuries of drought in California. It appeared just 4 months before the current floods: A very large predictive failure. But it was a nutty article anyway. The Pacific is the world's largest body of water. Why should global warming cool it? How can something global leave out the Pacific or even a large part of the Pacific? The authors could have avoided the egg currently residing on their faces if they had questioned their findin... more »

Police: "No Evidence" Brexit Caused Spike in Hate Crime per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'Essex Police, one of the country's largest police forces, has sent out a statement denying a link between the referendum result and the rise in hate crime reported last week. They believe the increased figures are caused by an increase in reporting: "There is no evidence to suggest any increase has been specifically and directly caused by any one event or issue… There has been an increase in reports of alleged hate crime across Essex, which mirrors a national trend. Hate crime is significantly under-reported and we believe that greater awareness and confidence in the police respo... more »

"Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation"* By Deborah C. Tyler "Psychological decompensation refers to the loss of mental stability and self-control due to the failure of overtaxed coping mechanisms to handle stress. The term decompensation is typically applied to breakdowns in individuals who are psychologically fragile in the first place. For minds burdened with a fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, or a distorted view of reality, heightened stress overwhelms the already brittle ego defenses, and raw psychic pain and rage flows unrestrained. The e... more »

Defending the Constitution: A movie about U.S. Veterans at Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
Sworn to defend the Constitution against enemies foreign or domestic, veterans from across the US traveled to Standing Rock last month. Here's what happened. They've been spraying them with water and mace and other things," said Wilbur Hilton, of Flint, a retired plumber and Vietnam War-era U.S. Army veteran. "We as veterans want to know if they can do the same to us. And if they will do this to us veterans of the military, then what does that tell us about our country?" The veterans, easily identifiable in hats and camouflage jackets, remain far outnumbered by campers in plaincl... more »


Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
So..... Have you noticed how Ontario Premier Wynne always starts a response to a difficult question in a particular way? So...... Have you also noticed how the answer is invariably a predetermined, canned, non answer to the question asked? So....... at first I thought it to just be a strange habit of Wynnes speech but then I noticed several federal ministers replying to an interviewer in the same manner. So...... is this an affliction that is spreading among politicians and when we hear an answer started this way we can simply ignore the following sentence or two. So......... does th... more »

Paul Nuttall’s campaign in chaos after UKIP member caught urinating on a widow’s house [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Yet another scandal has hit Paul Nuttall’s election bid in Stoke Central. An elderly woman caught a UKIP canvasser urinating on her house. To make matters worse, the man also tried to force his way into the widow’s home. But unfortunately for UKIP, the pensioner had CCTV, and she caught the incident on film. Disgraceful behaviour […] The post Paul Nuttall’s campaign in... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

A young, disabled man has been lynched in an English town [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 18 hours ago
A young man with learning difficulties has been lynched in an English town. His assailants filmed his murder, as they hung him from a tree and beat him to death in Leicester. The lynching of Brendan Mason Brendan Mason was 23 years old on 5 July 2016, when he agreed to meet two men he believed […] The post A young, disabled man has been lynched in an English town [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Comparing someone to Trump is now considered to be a debate-losing argument

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 18 hours ago
In 1990 Mike Godwin came up with the world-famous famous ‘Godwin’s Law’. An adage which asserts: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one. Related to this law is the idea that whoever made the Hitler comparison has by default lost the argument. And people are […] The post Comparing someone to Trump is now considered to be a debate-losing argument appeared first on The Canary.

luxor to aswan

laura k at wmtc - 19 hours ago
*Several readers have commented on the degree of detail in my posts. I realize that this is more than many people want to read. That’s fine with me. I write these travel logs mainly for myself. I have kept a travel diary of every trip I’ve taken since graduating university. I used to write them with pen and notebook, later on a laptop, and once I started blogging, I put them online. I love that some people enjoy following along, but I still write mainly for myself. It’s part of my travel experience. I'm not asking or expecting anyone to read every word, although if you want to, that'... more »

Top Secret for “U.K. Eyes Only” on Russia Reaction to US Policy on Syria 1957; Putin’s Play-Book Similar

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Document images, below, from the British National Archives. Notice the sign off by HM Queen Elizabeth who was 31 years … Continue reading →

There is no news today

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 20 hours ago
Apart from the continual wailing and gnashing of teeth following Pruitt’s appointment to the EPA last week, there is no news. Although … I now realise … that having reported the lack of news as news, that in itself is … Continue reading →

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Will Soon Give His Recommendations To President Trump On Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis *RFE*: *U.S. Defense Chief Nears Recommendation On Afghan Troop Level* U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he will make recommendations soon to President Donald Trump on whether to increase the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Mattis said on February 19 the president had been "rightfully reticent" on the matter, as he was waiting for input from his generals on the situation in Afghanistan, where the war is entering its 16th year. "We are putting our thoughts together now," Mattis told reporters during a visit to Abu Dhabi. "It shouldn't ta... more »

Value Conflicts surrounding the Meaning of Life in the Trans/Post/Human Future

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
Posthumanists and perhaps especially transhumanists tend to downplay the value conflicts that are likely to emerge in the wake of a rapidly changing technoscientific landscape. What follows are six questions and scenarios that are designed to focus thinking by drawing together several tendencies that are not normally related to each other but which nevertheless provide the basis for future value conflicts.

Transpicuous Views: Humanity's Immunity Beats the Bullshit

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 21 hours ago
Sorry for the delay, this video was suppose to be recorded right after yesterday Transpicuous News Report: Transpicuous News, Feb 19 2017: DARPA's Bioweapons in Space? Today's Transpicuous Views is about the amazing Human Immune System, and about the multiple failed attempts by the Idiots in charge to compromise it and to infect the world with a super virus. It's not about "Fear Porn". It's about shining a light in the dark corners and watching them scurry like the cockroaches they are. d

Will AI make us immortal?

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago

Former CIA officer: Flynn fired over high-level DC pedophile list

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
A big take home here is that Donald Trump can and likely should shut down the NSA. It is clearly not loyal at all. The second huge problem is that he faces three clear groups of enemies. One such is the George Soras conspiracy aimed at putting three million agitators in Washington on May Day. The second is the Neo cons who have been front loading his admin with loyalists beholden to Disk Cheney in particular. this must be stopped. The third is the deep state itself which is relying on the NSA data feed to disrupt sensitive operations. Killing the NSA will not be sufficient but... more »

Mackerel Is Money in a Prison Economy:

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
. Neat tale. a reminder that blockchain technology is now been integrated into our whole technology world in order to protect data flow. sometimes you find the correct protocol where least expected. Remember that money is the one commodity for which unlimited demand exists. *Mackerel Is Money in a Prison Economy:* * NPR Story on Charlie Shrem* *Jeffrey Tucker * *Saturday, February 11, 2017* *https://fee.org/articles/mackerel-is-money-in-a-prison-economy-npr-story-on-charlie-shrem/* *I was amazed and thrilled to wake to a fascinating and in-depth NPR story on the brilliant Ch... more »

This One Chart Shows The Fall Of America

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an odd item that makes a pretty sweeping claim without any obvious rational. I think someone has been staring at charts far too long. A depression is completely possible if you eliminate all access to credit by typically destroying the currency. Except destroying the currency is very difficult as it is the elites who lose most. It actually happened in 1929 because the elites blew themselves up first and did not understand that they had to print money to recap the banks even to save themselves. The lesson has been well learned. Policy and neglect ha... more »

Why is there a Chickamauga Creek in the Nacoochee Valley?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Why is there a Chickamauga Creek in the Nacoochee Valley?]* Essentially the word means lookout which is easily transportable to other locales. It also gives another understanding of mound building generally, particular in flat lands. We need to go back to all those mound sites to see if they had observation value. In fact a mound takes a lot of effort to build but not nearly so much as imagined. All hands on deck will carry baskets of dirt to the mound and dump it on the perimeter and keep pushing that upward. A handful of shovelers will scoop dirt inward to eventually... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Not Ready To Recommend Sending U.S. Ground Forces Into Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Business Insider:* *Mattis won’t rule out putting troops on the ground in Syria* Defense Secretary Jim Mattis downplayed reports that the Pentagon was considering deploying US ground combat troops to Iraq and Syria, but he didn't rule it out. Asked about a CNN report that the Pentagon might propose sending US troops to expedite the fight against ISIS, Mattis said he wa... more »

Trump tries to explain remark about Sweden amid confusion per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39023978 is yet another of the BBC's incessant anti President Donald Trump pieces. The BBC are desperate to ridicule the new American President, to attack him whenever possible and to ensure that the British public is fed an unending diet of anti Trump articles. This one concerns what seems to have been a slip of the tongue in a speech by the new democratically elected President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, regarding Sweden. President Donald Trump has clarified his comments. Apparently he was referring ... more »

Yolie Flores Aguilar email colluding with charter school executives

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 22 hours ago
*“PLEASE don’t forward this email. simply state it in your own words.”—Yolie Flores Aguilar* [image: Corporatist Yolie Flores always puts privately managed charters first.]This email was addressed to some 60 individuals, including myself, on February 4, 2017. While its authenticity is not absolutely certain, I have researched the email addresses in the email body and they all seem legitimate. The content is consistent with the language that these charter school executives use both in public and internal conversations. Yolie Flores Aguilar was an employee of the infamous Gates Fou... more »

"CIA Agent: Michael Flynn Was Ousted After Obtaining DC Pedophile List"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"CIA Agent: Michael Flynn Was Ousted After Obtaining DC Pedophile List"* by Sean Adl-Tabatabai "A former CIA agent says that General Michael Flynn was ousted from the White House after obtaining a Washington DC pedophile list naming high-level politicians who belong to a DC pedo ring. According to Robert David Steele, Flynn was actually fired after he obtained a list of names, some of whom the FBI were actively investigating in connection to the Pizzagate scandal, and one of whom was Vice President Mike Pence’s “best friend.” The former CIA officer says that there are locations in... more »

Hunger Is Now Widespread Throughout Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A woman holds up a giant hundred Bolivar note with the word, “Hungry” written on it in Spanish during a gathering to protest the government of President Nicolas Maduro, as well as economic insecurity and shortages, in Caracas, Venezuela, August 8, 2015. Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters *UPI:** Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis* Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Venezuela's Living Conditions Survey found that nearly 75 percent of the population lost an average of at least 19 pounds in 2016 due to a lack of proper nutrition amid an economic crisis. The survey, called ENCOV... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A close-up of the @SpaceX #Falcon9 stage 1 landing as seen from a drone https://t.co/2gpMRdwj4k pic.twitter.com/njMPkCAMaI — Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) February 19, 2017

Use of Tactical Nukes Would Still Spell Full-Blown Nuclear War – Ex US Defense Secretary

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Feb 19, 2017 In a symbolic warning about how close the world stands to suffering a nuclear catastrophe, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight. The existential threat now poses a greater danger to humanity than at any time since the height of the Cold War. The […]

Carrier Strike Group USS Carl Vinson Begins Routine Patrol In South China Sea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Feb 19, 2017 Breaking News – Carrier Strike Group USS Carl Vinson Begins Patrol In South China Sea Update SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) — Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, including Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and […]

Netanyahu Rejected Secret Peace Offer

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Feb 19, 2017 Former US officials say Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a regional peace initiative last year that was brokered by then-American Secretary of State John Kerry. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the secret summit was held in Jordan and included Jordan’s King Abdullah the second […]

Steve Quayle: Aliens & Fallen Angels – The Great Deception

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Feb 18, 2017 Q-CAST February 15, 2017. Steve discusses Aliens & Fallen Angels – The Great Deception, their historical soft disclosures in the past and their future disclosures coming. – Aliens & Fallen Angels https://www.safetrek.com/product/alie… TRUE LEGENDS THE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES http://www.truelegendstheseries.com/ STEVEQUAYLE.COM http://www.stevequayle.com/ – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The […]

20th Century Fox Apologizes For Purposely Spreading Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
20th Century Fox Apologizes For Purposely Spreading Fake News by James Holbrooks, http://www.activistpost.com/ “In raising awareness for our films, we do our best to push the boundaries of traditional marketing in order to creatively express our message to consumers. In this case, we got it wrong.” – Those words were taken from an email sent to […]

Drug Wars: 70% of the Heroin in US Streets Comes from Afghanistan – Jim Willie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Feb 18, 2017 Jim Willie is with us today to talk about 2 major topics. On one side, he is going to talk about the drug wars, what愀 really behind it and when it started, who is involved and more. On the other side, he is going to discuss about the actual economy […]

Cleared! FBI Gives General Flynn Amazing News After Reviewing Transcripts of Calls with Russia!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Feb 18, 2017 Lindsey Bruce for Liberty Writers reports, General Michael Flynn is a hero who dedicated his life to this country. His forced resignation was nothing but a political assassination from Obama’s insiders. The mainstream media wants you to believe that Flynn had some secret relationship with Russia but that isn’t true […]

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