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*The Australian*:* Stay away from China, former defence chief warns* Former chief of the Defence Force, Sir Angus Houston, has surprised hawks in the military establishment by warning against freedom-of-navigation exercises near Chinese-constructed islands in the South China Sea. Defence Minister Marise Payne responded by labelling Sir Angus’s comments — which back the government’s position — as a “constructive contribution”, while Labor said it would stick to its harder line and advocate for the exercises. The comments come amid signals from the Trump administration it will adop...more »
Multiple efforts led by musicians have launched since President Donald Trump’s inauguration to raise funds for organizations involved in efforts to defend those who will be most impacted by Trump’s agenda. This week’s featured protest song comes from one of those efforts. “Our First 100 Days” is a project, where The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Not Gonna Say Your Name’ By Entrance appeared first on Shadowproof.
*Sidd Bikkannavar* One of my friends is a senior VP at one of the major American investment firms. A couple of years ago her company took all the senior officers for a convention in China. They were instructed to leave their cell phones and computers at home and were all give clean electronics with no data. That seemed extreme to me. I recently spent a day in the Beijing airport. A friend of mine from one of the big Silicon Valley tech firms warned me to not turn on my phone unless I didn't mind all the data being compromised instantly. So I kept it powered down; never turned it on ...more »
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters:** Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - U.S. officials* China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough line on China in the South China Sea. China claims almost all...more »
Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead? by Patrick J Buchanan, http://buchanan.org/blog/ Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. – While our bipartisan establishment worships […]
“It Looks Like A War Zone”: Trump Vindicated After Violent Riot Erupts In Swedish Suburb by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com As we reported last night, just days after the media mocked Trump for his allegations of major problems with Swedish migrant policies, the president was vindicated after a violent riot broke out in the borough of […]
Published on Feb 21, 2017 An Israeli court has sentenced 15-year-old Ahmad al-Khadour, to 91 days in prison. The court has accused Ahmad of throwing rocks at Israeli forces. His attorneys tried to appeal al-Khadour’s early release due to his chronic illness and need for medical attention. But, their demand was rejected by the Israeli […]
The US and China on the Doorstep of War — Trump Challenges Beijing — Who Will Blink First? by Dave Hodges, http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/ President Trump and Defense Secretary Mettes(Mattis) are not backing down to the Chinese. As I write these words Carrier Task Force 1, has sailed into the South China Sea as America calls the bluff […]
Statin Scam Exposed: Cholesterol Drugs Cause Rapid Aging, Brain Damage And Diabetes by Jennifer Lea Reynolds, http://www.naturalnews.com/ (NaturalNews) Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, has recently come under fire after a study revealed that they destroy human health more than they work to improve […]
Will Donald Trump be able to avert WW3 with Russia. Will he be able to subvert all the ongoing war build up? So far there is no letting up in the build up along the Russian border. Ie. the western Illuminati has an iron grip over the Pentagram MIC. – The Russian Love Affair With […]
Published on Feb 21, 2017 President Donald Trump campaigned on the promise of increased security for America. Guest host Larry Elder, in for Larry King, takes a look at what the president has delivered in his first 30 days, with insight and analysis from Courtney Kealy, a foreign affairs correspondent and former senior reporter for […]
Published on Feb 21, 2017 In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss an EU blinded by hate and a currency unpegging from the dollar . . . watch what happens. In the second half Max continues his interview with Nomi Prins, author of ‘All the Presidents’ Bankers’, about Trump’s cabinet and […]
UK Police Chief: Former British PM Was HUGE Pedo, Establishment Covered Up by ZeroPointNow, http://www.zerohedge.com/ In the four weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration there have been a record number of human trafficking arrests – including the largest bust in US history which received virtually no MSM attention. In total, over 1500 suspects have been taken down, including high profile serial child molester Jerry […]
“The Heightened Risk Of A Gold Price Reset”, by Andrew Maguire by Turd Ferguson, https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/ Well, this is something that you’re definitely going to want to read… OK, so, it has been a long 3-day weekend and I just got in from the road. I’m clearing out my accumulated emails and I find a note from […]
Published on Feb 18, 2017 This is a breaking news update from SGTreport.com – watch this and KNOW, Traitors to the United States and those involved in the global satanic pedophilia ring known as #Pedogate are being brought down. end
“A remarkable telescopic composition in yellow and blue, this scene features a trio of interacting galaxies almost 90 million light-years away, toward the constellation Virgo. On the left, two, spiky, foreground Milky Way stars echo the trio galaxy hues, a reminder that stars in our own galaxy are like those in the distant island universes. *Click image for larger size.* Predominately yellow, with sweeping spiral arms and dust lanes, NGC 5566 is enormous, about 150,000 light-years across. Just below it lies small, blue NGC 5569. Near center, the third galaxy, NGC 5560, is multicolore...more »
On a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were murdered in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Thousands more, including many first responders, lost their lives to health complications from working at or being near Ground Zero. The 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by Islamist extremists, resulting in nearly 18 times more deaths than America’s second most devastating terrorist attack – the Oklahoma City bombing. More than any other terrorist event in U.S. history, 9/11 dri...more »
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing. U.S. Geological Survey, flickr On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north side of the University of California, Los Angeles campus, against a backdrop of pelting rain. The group had organized in protest against the new U.S. administration. But, instead of marching and chanting, participants were there to learn how to “harvest,” “seed,” “scrape” and ultimately archive websites and data sets related to climate change. The need for such work quickly became palpa...more »
There have been more modern fairy tales peddled about Sweden than even Hans Christian Andersen could dream up – and I don’t just mean whatever the American president thought he was talking about the other night. The far-off place has become a convenient political talisman for the misinformed of both sides of the statist coin: both left and alt-right. The former insist that Sweden is that exception, a welfare state that doesn’t eat itself. The latter tell stories about “no-go zones” and “rapefugees.” Neither has much basis in fact. The first myth is intended to tell the story th...more »
As a general rule, movie studios are rarely thrilled when their multi-billion-dollar franchise stars pipe up about politics. Jason Momoa, who will debut in November as film’s first live-action Aquaman in DC and Warner Bros.’s Justice League, knows the implicit no-politics rule, too. He just doesn’t care about breaking it. To his overlords’ chagrin, Momoa and his fellow Earth defenders—Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg)—issued a collective YouTube “shout out” last year to the Oceti Sakowin water protectors opposing the ...more »
Dandelion Salad Originally posted Aug. 25, 2009 Thanks to Jim for allowing me to post his video here. by Jim Keady August 14, 2009 see also: Education For Justice from the archives: Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism If We Don’t Solve The Problem Of Economic Polarization, We’re Going To Go […]
Le PenseurI read “Anthemgate,” Robert Tracinski’s controversial article, yesterday. This article is difficult to digest because it appears to be packed with hard evidence and logic—which is almost impossible to chew and swallow. The arguments that Tracinski makes are convincing and therefore are mind numbing. And yet it is hard to accept that the state of affairs in the highest echelons of Objectivism can be so dismal. I am not interested in recounting the laundry list of allegations that Tracinski makes—I will only say that he offers a rather sad critique of Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s...more »
*The Korea Times: **Kim Jong-nam had offer to lead N. Korea's government-in-exile* North Korean defectors in Europe and the United States had offered Kim Jong-nam to serve as head of a government-in-exile, if one had been established, but he rejected the offer, according to sources, Tuesday. "He was concerned that accepting such an offer may not help end hereditary succession of power in the repressive regime," a source said. The source said Kim's paternal half-brother and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have ordered his death with suspicions that he may join the government-i...more »
*Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst*: *Trump's brilliant choice of McMaster* (CNN)President Donald Trump's appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser is a brilliant decision. McMaster, 54, is the smartest and most capable military officer of his generation, one who has not only led American victories on the battlefields of the 1991 Gulf War and of the Iraq War, but also holds a Ph.D. in history. McMaster is, in short, both an accomplished doer and a deep thinker, a combination that should serve him well in the complex job of national securi...more »
In Trump's press conference marathon of lies and distortions last week, he claimed his well oiled machine of a regime has made tremendous strides in getting his agenda passed. "I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done,: said noted historian Donald J. Trumpanzee. Unless he means 'failed so spectacularly and turned off more people,' that was just another lie. The Republican-controlled Congress has largely ignored his incoherent and nonsensical forays into their territory. His much-ballyhooed infrastructure plan-- "...more »
* "People Who Don’t Get It: Living with It"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When dealing with people who seem very unaware, remember that everyone must find their own way to awakening. You may be someone who understands the true nature of reality, perceiving deeply that we all emanate from the same source, that we are all essentially one, and that we are here on earth to love one another. To understand this is to be awakened to the true nature of the self, and it is a blessing. Nevertheless, people who just don’t get it are seemingly everywhere and, often, in positions of power. It...more »
by Chet Raymo “How many water molecules- H2O- are there in the world's oceans? This is the kind of time-wasting calculation I love doing, but I will leave it as an exercise for one of you. Look up the mass of a proton in grams. A water molecule has essentially the mass of 18 protons (hydrogen=1, oxygen=8 protons + 8 neutrons; remember, this is an order of magnitude calculation). A cubic centimeter of water has (by definition) a mass of one gram. Divide for the number of water molecules in a cubic centimeter of water. How many cubic centimeters in the oceans? Look up the radius of...more »
US Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division participate in a multinational combined arms breach of obstacles training exercise Feb. 15, at the Gora Hetmanska Range in Drawsko Pomorskie. The exercise was conducted alongside Polish, German and Dutch Soldiers highlighting NATO interoperability. In particular listen to the interview that begins at 3:50 into the video.
by Gary Sudborough Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Aug 22, 2009 Charles Kernaghan, an anti-sweatshop activist noted for his confrontation with television hostess Kathie Lee Gifford, has vividly described conditions in Third World sweatshops. He describes the factories as uniformly austere concrete buildings topped by razor wire and with armed guards who search the employees on […]
Interior Department's top lawyer produced memo in December detailing how Dakota Access pipeline violates treaty rights of Native Americans. The post Interior Department Produced Memo On Dakota Access Pipeline That Trump Doesn’t Want Public To Read appeared first on Shadowproof.
Professor Judith A. Curry is the author of over 180 scientific papers on weather and climate and is a recipient of the Henry G. Houghton Research Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1992. She recently retired from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she held the positions of Professor and Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. She is currently President of Climate Forecast Applications Network. She has written a paper on the flaws in Global Climate Models (GCMs) (link) which has been published by GWPF. Executive Summary There is considerable ...more »
Dandelion Salad Originally posted Aug. 25, 2009 Thanks to Jim for allowing me to post his video here. by Jim Keady August 14, 2009 see also: Education For Justice from the archives: Pope Francis Calls for Broad Front Against Tyranny and Savage Capitalism If We Don’t Solve The Problem Of Economic Polarization, We’re Going To Go […]
Iraqi forces advancing on Islamic State-held Mosul on Sunday. AFP *Cristoph Reuter, Spiegel Online*: *Dire Straits for Islamic State Finances* *Islamic State is in deep financial trouble. A new study by King's College in London provides the first in-depth look at the terrorist group's revenue structure and why its business model is now failing.* Where does Islamic State (IS) actually get its money? How does the "wealthiest terror organization in the world" finance itself? Newspaper articles and statements from politicians in recent years have provided some insight, but the resulti...more »
In a discussion with TinyCO2 I referred to the formation of pressure ridges and refrozen cracks which form as a result of the daily change in air temperature over the ice. This is a direct analogy to the creation of … Continue reading →
With just over a day to go before the evacuation deadline arrives at North Dakota's Oceti Sakowin camp, protectors at the Standing Rock have issued a plea: Come help — now. In a viral video shared by social justice journalist Shaun King on Monday, a group of indigenous women remind viewers that demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline are about much more than a single issue. They're about clean water,treaty rights and the rights of future generations. "In the history of colonization, they've always given us two options: Give up our land or go to jail. Give up our rights or ...more »
*"The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well"* By John W. Whitehead “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security... This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so graduall...more »
People hold signs reading 'No to fraud' and '(Election) Run-off now' as they protest near the electoral council in Guayaquil, Ecuador February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero *Ecuador*: *Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker* Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said on Tuesday, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend. Moreno needed 40 percent of valid votes and a 10 percentage-point difference over his nearest rival to...more »
*Borrowed this image from the Occurences blog - thanks Editor* *If you're looking for any great reading material... I can suggest two books from Stephen Buhner. I've read and loved them both. Particularly the Secret Teachings of Plants- Telling my husband it was one of the best books I've ever read- Which is saying quite a lot!- It was an unexpected delight* The Lost Language of Plants *Secret Teachings Of Plants The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature * *"Beautifully written The Secre...more »
As Turkey continues its descent into dictatorship and keeps undermining Syria’s prospects for democracy, Britain’s silence is deafening. And its backing of Turkey is just as damning. But as Theresa May’s Conservative government cosies up to authoritarian figures around the world, one young British woman has risked everything to stand up for democracy. Joining the fight for democracy (and against […] The post As the UK government cosies up to dictators, one British woman risks everything for democracy [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
*Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal*: *Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle* KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend that began after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and which threatens to derail the country’s political and economic development. “This is a serious problem for the country,” Alex Ryabchyn, a member of Ukraine’s parliament, told The Daily Signal. “People are dying due to bad living conditions, declining environmental standards...more »
The BBC will be exultant that Milo Yiannopoulos's star has been dimmed. Breitbart have the report http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/02/21/full-remarks-milo-delivers-speech-press-conference-amid-video-scandal/ I'd like to see the video before I pass comment.
*Politico*: *Ukraine: not quiet on the Eastern front* Fighting persists despite the two-year anniversary of the Minsk 2 cease-fire agreement. The gut-churning bass of artillery rockets dispels the myth that a cease-fire is holding in eastern Ukraine, two years after the Minsk 2 agreement between Russian-backed separatists and pro-government forces was signed. At least 30 civilians died when the fighting escalated again in January, following what the government in Kiev described as an unsuccessful offensive by pro-Moscow rebels on the city of Avdiivka. In a sluggish 20th-century ...more »
McCain got a lot of ink over the weekend for his trip to the security meeting in Munich, ink that was primarily centered on his sharp criticism of Trump and Trumpism. He appeared on *Meet the Press* Sunday saying that he worries Trump doesn't understand the important issues confronting the country nor how to run an operation like the White House, which he pointed out is now mired in chaos. Miss McConnell, of course, is far more circumspect in his criticism of Trump, but it doesn't take much reading between the lines to see how frightened he is that Trump is going to drag the Repub...more »
Many of us are Baltimore bound for ISA, and other than the Duckies this Thursday night, what are you looking forward to? What panels, receptions, events, new books have caught your attention? Mike Horowitz winning the Karl Deutsch prize? PRIO folks, Ida Rudolfsen and runner-up Jonas Nordkvell, winning the Jacek Kugler paper award on demography and geography […]
[image: the-terrorists-among-us-rarely-mentioned-not-so-peaceful-refugees-and-immigrants] The truth is a large number of Muslim refugees, immigrants, and illegal aliens have been convicted of terrorism, terrorism-related crimes, and horrific rape and murder crimes; but the pro-open borders media airbrush these atrocities out of existence.
[image: andy-ramirez-mexico-us-wall-complete-package]VIDEO - The New American contributor, Andy Ramirez discusses Trump’s alleged wall with anonymous guest who is a border infrastructure expert and a border resident. Not only does he think that the physical barrier needs to be completed, he also emphasizes that it needs to be maintained. While most view it as politics, a secure border is needed to preserve a sovereign country.
Traditionally in Canada very serious criminal cases go to trial only after they have been reviewed by a judicial officer who hears from witnesses and decides there is enough evidence to make a trial necessary. The idea is that someone ought not to be put on trial for a serious case like arson or manslaughter or kidnapping without having an independent judicial officer listen to at least some of the evidence. It also allows the accused to challenge the case before trial and make sure all the evidence is tested. This testing is called a preliminary inquiry. The testing of the case ...more »
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017Last night's Maddow Show:* Last night's Rachel Maddow Show opened with a 21-minute segment concerning all things Ukrainian. Maddow discussed Monday's front-page report in the New York Times. According to the Times report, Donald J. Trump's personal lawyer delivered a Ukrainian pol's proposed peace plan to Michael Flynn in the days before Flynn was told to spend more time with his family. Maddow also discussed a Ukrainian oligarchic who will, as of today, be extradited by Austria to the United States. When he gets here, he'll stand trial for bribery. Tha...more »
*Long War Journal:* *Taliban overruns Afghan district where al Qaeda ran training camps* The Taliban claimed it “completely liberated” the district center for Shorabak in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar earlier today. Shorabak was the site of a massive al Qaeda training camp that was assaulted and destroyed by US forces in Oct. 2015. The Taliban now claims to control four of Kandahar’s 18 districts, and that others remain contested. According to a statement released on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s official propaganda outlet, Taliban forces torched the administration buil...more »
U.S. Special Operations Forces members inspect a drone used by Islamic State militants to drop explosives on Iraqi forces, in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 25, 2017. (Muhammad Hamed/Reuters) *Washington Post*: *Use of ‘weaponized’ drones by ISIS spurs terrorism fears* Late last month, a pair of Islamic State fighters in desert camouflage climbed to the top of a river bluff in northern Iraq to demonstrate an important new weapon: a small drone, about six feet wide with swept wings and a small bomb tucked in its fuselage. The two men launched the slender machine and took videos from a second, ...more »
*BBC*: *Ecuador presidential poll: Tension as results are delayed* Ecuadoreans are growing impatient at the slow pace of vote counting with the results of the presidential poll delayed until Wednesday or Thursday. It is still not clear whether there will be a second round or if governing party candidate Lenin Moreno will gain the 40% of the votes needed to win outright in the first round. With 92% of the votes counted, he fell just short with 39.08%. His closest rival, Guillermo Lasso, said the delays "did not smell right". Mr Lasso is trailing more than 10 percentage points behin...more »
If I did not know the source, I might have thought that this report was from *The Onion*: The Trump administration is considering changing how U.S. trade deficits are calculated, a move that would make the deficit look larger on paper, the Wall Street Journal reported. People involved in the discussions told the Journal that the leading idea is to count “re-exports” — goods that are imported to the U.S., and then exported to a third country unchanged — as imports, but not exports. The change would inflate the trade deficit number, an important figure in trade negotiations and pol...more »
. Chief Arvol Looking Horse 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle Right away I woke remembering our history of abuses we have suffered from the continued need from Mother Earth's Resources. My heart is heavy today, for what we are all facing together with tomorrow's deadline in the removal of the Standing Rock's Camps.Today I would like to support my kola
Hundreds of refugees are due to commence class action against illegal detention. If successful, the judgement would set a precedent and send a signal to governments that they have a legal responsibility of care to all refugees and asylum seekers. That would be bad news for both British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President […] The post Theresa May and Donald Trump just got some rather bad news appeared first on The Canary.
Native Women Call Out 'Help' Bracing for Eviction at Standing Rock Camp Posted by Brenda Norrell - February 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm Standing Rock Water Protectors Served with Eviction Notices of Trespass Effective Feb. 22, 2017 Article by Brenda Norrell Published in Narco News and Censored News Native American women and grandmothers, and their allies, camped along the Cannon Ball
*7 Signs of Tyranny* As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: 1. *They exaggerate their mandate to govern* – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. They criticize any finding that they or co-conspirators stole the election. And they repeatedly claim “massive voter fraud” in the absence of any evidence, in order to have an excuse to restrict voting by opponents in subsequent elections. 2. *They turn the public against journalists or media outlets that criticize them*, calling them “deceitful...more »
Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they stand on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, Syria February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi /File photo *Reuters: * *Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack - sources* CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had been given for the mo...more »
Goodbye for now -- I'll be away for the rest of the month. While I'm gone, the relief crew will be here with news and opinions on the latest infuriating doings. Stop by for all that, and I'll see you on March 1.
By Paul Homewood h/t Tony Heller http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/ Contrary to all the fake news reports of rapidly melting Arctic ice in the last few months, NSIDC now confirm that there is more sea ice now than there was on the same date in 2006. As of yesterday, Arctic sea ice extent was […]
[image: florida-legislators-file-dozens-of-gun-bills-most-expanding-gun-rights] With about two dozen gun-related bills being filed ahead of next month’s 60-day legislative session scheduled to begin in Florida, the state continues to earn its nickname “The Gunshine State.”
[image: state-officials-formally-oppose-dhs-potential-takeover-of-elections] The National Association of Secretaries of State passed a resolution opposing the Obama DHS' designation of election systems as "critical infrastructure" and asking the Trump administration to overturn it.
*Washington Post*: *Riots erupt in Sweden’s capital just days after Trump comments* Just two days after President Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in the northern suburbs of Sweden's capital, Stockholm. The neighborhood, Rinkeby, was the scene of riots in 2010 and 2013, too. And in most ways, what happened late Monday night was reminiscent of those earlier bouts of anger. Swedish police apparently made an arrest ar...more »
*Liu Zhen, South China Morning Post:* *Korean Peninsula set to become more volatile after China stops buying coal from North* Ban by China comes ahead of joint military exercise between US and South Korea. The situation on the Korean Peninsula may become more unpredictable with North Korea’s economy expected to be hit hard by a Chinese ban on buying its coal, and as the United States and South Korea prepare for joint military drills. These could push the reclusive state into further provocations, observers said. The ban, announced on Saturday, signals that Beijing is joining oth...more »
*Reuters: **Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul* U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city. Since ousting IS from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have advanced in sparsely populated outlying areas but fighting will intensify as they near the teeming inner city of western Mosul and the risk to roughly 750,000 civilians there will rise. The U....more »
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39045923 that: 'A British IS fighter who died in a suicide bomb attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, the BBC understands.' A former Guantanamo Bay detainee? That's really odd as the BBC have been ever so careful to ensure that the British public believe that Guantanamo Bay was full of innocent people.
Jamal Al Fiddler In March 2004 the BBC broadcast *Out of Guantanamo: A Panorama Special*. It focused on the stories of two men. One (Moazzam Begg) was still in Guantanamo, the other (Jamal Al Harith) had just been released and reunited with his family in the UK. You can read a transcript of the programme here, (h/t DB). Jamal's story, of a boy from a Jamaican family who converted to Islam in his 20s, was told like this by the BBC reporter (Vivian White): Jamal Al Harith was one of the five British detainees freed this week from Guantanamo. His journey there was an extraordinary on...more »
*"6,000 Years on the Hamster Wheel"* by Paul Rosenberg "Modern man is trained to think in certain ways and to turn away from anything that differs… to give authority the benefit of every doubt, instinctively and forever. Nearly all of us have been pushed (nay, shoved) in that direction, and we’ve instinctively feared to break our inertia: “But I’ll be poor.” “Girls (or boys) will think I’m weird and won’t want me.” “Only crazy people step off the path.” That path, however, has no end and kills us by inches. It was paved by our abusers and it is, in effect, a hamster wheel we never ...more »
"Rome tolerated every abominable practice, embraced every foul idea in the name of freedom and the rights of the common man. Citizens no longer carried on deviant behavior in private, but pridefully displayed it in public. It was those with moral values who could no longer freely walk in a public park without having to witness a revolting display. What happened to the public censors who protected the majority of citizenry from moral decadence? Did freedom have to mean abolishing common decency? Did freedom mean anyone could do anything they wanted anytime they wanted, without conse...more »
*"Global Pedophilia Rings Exposed and Arrested– * *Where’s U.S. Press Coverage?"* by Catherine J. Frompovich “Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.” – Herbert Ward “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. media and television- other than CBS journalist Ben Swann in Atlanta, Georgia- have not investigated the problem to expose it and its per...more »
A few days ago, a commenter linked to an alarmist and Russophobic article in The Sun about the radioactive iodine-131 over Europe. I happen to think that the Czech journalists are doing a better job than the the world media in most of these stories combining science and politics which is why I decided to translate a Czech report in Novinky.cz, a mainstream left-wing server. *Our high school physics teacher was playing songs by this excellent band for us instead of one lecture. He was a fun guy – and he has also faced some sanctions for romantic relationships with his female studen...more »
Prominent alt-right poster-troll Milo Yiannopoulos has found himself in trouble over comments he made which appeared to endorse statutory rape. And as a result of his actions, he has lost a book deal, he has been uninvited as a speaker at a conservative event, and he may even lose his job. Many people have criticised […] The post Suspected statutory rape apologist loses book contract, and Julian Assange calls it ‘censorship’ appeared first on The Canary.
The entire nation is on tenterhooks as not one but two by-elections approach. Because by-elections don’t tend to lead to a new government, they’re not such panic-stricken affairs as general elections. With the fate of the country not so much in the balance, it’s open season for political parlour games. Pundits love to use by-elections […] The post Pundits all agree the by-elections will definitely mean something appeared first on The Canary.
Ken Loach has told LBC radio listeners the last thing Theresa May wants them to hear. Speaking to host James O’Brien, the BAFTA award-winning director revealed the ultimate aim of the Conservative government: The aim is to privatise everything To illustrate, Loach spoke about Richard Branson’s takeover of our NHS: Why does the guy need […] The post Ken Loach just told radio listeners the absolute last thing Theresa May wants them to hear appeared first on The Canary.
*The rebellion against Trump-led capitalism is just getting started. Could the Obama presidency have brought out this many people to oppose the bipartisan predatory consensus? (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* One of the few blessings of the dawn of the Age of Trump (not being sarcastic; "Age of Trump" will turn out to be a turning point in U.S. political history) — one of those few blessings will prove to be the rebellion of the states (or the "Rebellion of the States" if things really get going). Again, not being sarcastic. In addition to the "rolling civil war" amo...more »
Eric Byler spoke to property holders in Iowa whose land is being seized from them for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The coalition of farmers and environmentalists that is taking legal action to prevent the pipeline from going into service includes many Donald Trump supporters and voters, even though the Trump administration lists the fast track approval of the pipeline as an accomplishment that will lead to "job creation." In its application to the IUB, Dakota Access promised to parallel roads and existing right-of-ways when possible, and the company also estimated...more »
*ABC News Online:* *Donald Trump appoints General HR McMaster as national security adviser* United States President Donald Trump has appointed Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser. Mr Trump continued to make key appointments in unconventional ways, performing the announcement from a luxurious living room at his Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago. He had been looking for a replacement for Michael Flynn, who resigned in disgrace after lying to the White House about his conversations with Russia. "He is highly respected by everybody in the militar...more »
*Edward Price, Washington Post:* *I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.* Edward Price worked at the CIA from 2006 until this month, most recently as the spokesman for the National Security Council. Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had resigned from the agency when I sought my next job. “Once CIA, always CIA,” he said. But that didn’t give me pause. This wouldn’t be just my first real job, I thought then; it ...more »
*Washington Post*:* Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting disarmed Palestinian attacker* TEL AVIV — A military tribunal sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison on Tuesday in the killing of a disarmed Palestinian attacker, noting that the army medic showed no remorse for pulling the trigger after the attacker lunged at troops with a knife. It was a deeply divisive punishment for an army sergeant whom many Israelis hailed as a hero for “neutralizing a terrorist.” The months-long trial of Sgt. Elor Azaria was a rare prosecution of an Israeli soldier serving...more »
Last night our car to Abu Simbel fell through, and we weren’t sure what to do. There are dozens of tour companies that will arrange transport, and our hotel does that for most guests, but the prices are wildly inflated, and the driver sees very little of it. What to do? Call Abdul! At first I thought we couldn’t ask him for anything else, but then realized that a call would benefit him, too -- either directly through a fee from an operator, or indirectly when someone in Aswan sends him business in Cairo. He was very happy to hear from me, and I could tell we were bringing him busin...more »
*Vitaly Churkin* *Was he killed by CIA/Mossad/NeoNazis?* Browsing through the alternate news blogs on the Internet this morning...I see a lot is being said and, just as suspiciously, NOT being said about the untimely, sudden death yesterday of Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin. Stephen Lendmen says the following: by Stephen Lendman On Monday, on the eve of his 65th birthday, Russia’s UN envoy died - cause of death so far not announced, perhaps a heart attack, though given US hostility toward Russia, foul play remains a possibility unless forensic analysis rules it out....more »
Water Protectors on the front line shield themselves from the police on the hills on Thanksgiving. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography American Indian Genocide Museum -- Coyote Trustee -- U.S. Does Not Own the Land 'Indians are being evicted from whose land?' By Steve Melendez, PaiutePresident, American Indian Genocide Museum Member, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Censored News Yale law
[image: swedish-police-government-covering-up-huge-migrant-crime-spree] A Swedish police officer put his career and even his liberty on the line — in Sweden, even the truth can get you jailed for “hate speech” — to give his countrymen what he viewed as an urgent warning. Writing on social media, the senior detective, Peter Springare, explained that Swedish authorities were covering up a massive crime wave among primarily African and Middle Eastern migrants that has law-enforcement and the rest of society's institutions on the brink. The revelations, subsequently echoed by another of...more »
[image: union-influence-fades-as-right-to-work-gains-momentum] Right to work is a First Amendment issue which, as it gains momentum, is overriding unions' claims of "free-riding" to allow them to collect dues from non-members.
[image: trump-no-money-for-california-california-no-money-for-feds] Will the Golden State keep its gold in the state? That’s the threat, with California seeking ways to withhold funds from Washington after President Trump threatened the state with denial of federal funds.
[image: university-to-conduct-heterosexual-privilege-training] Marshall University in West Virginia will be training its employees about “heterosexual privilege” on February 21 as part of the school’s Safe Space training for faculty and staff. The purpose of the optional session is to help educators better understand the isolation allegedly experienced by the LGBTQ community and to encourage them to foster a more inclusive environment.
A researcher in Switzerland has retracted her 2015 paper in the Journal of Cell Biology, saying the first author — her former postdoc — admitted to fabricating multiple aspects of the paper. After Sophie Martin of the University of Lausanne couldn’t reproduce the data from another manuscript she was preparing to submit, she contacted her former student, […] The post Former postdoc admitted to fraud in cell bio paper, lead author says appeared first on Retraction Watch.
The fallout from last week’s “Day Without Immigrants,” which saw restaurant and daycare employees strike across the United States, started immediately, with at least 100 people fired from their jobs. High school students faced the prospect of similar repercussions, but nonetheless, they recognized the power of protest and participated in The post Facing Repercussions, High School Students Defy Administrators And Walk Out For Immigrant Rights appeared first on Shadowproof.
Tehran, Iran Now THAT is "hate speech"::: The USA criminal regime (always aided by the so-called “white supremacist terrorist” Trudeau of the moment in Canada) openly threatens a mass war of murder and destruction against Iran, a modern state that it has attacked with aggressive sanctions during four decades, for daring in 1979 to oust a 1953 CIA-installed puppet administration. Iran
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017Part 2—And Maddow's "What, us worry?":* Way back in April 2015, Gene Lyons voiced a concern in his nationally syndicated column. Campaign coverage had long since begun. It had started just in time to be inanely premature. (As noted, we're talking about April *2015* [sic]. But also sick. And sad!) On the Candidate Clinton beat, The New York Times had entered into a strange arrangement with conservative polemicist Peter Schweizer, author of the polemical new book-like object, Clinton Cash. Thanks to its peculiar arrangement, the Times had already publish...more »
*he keeps this up, pretty soon I'll be able to spell his name without checking 8 times. * After informing us of how the leftists hate us dirt people floundering around in flyover country with *The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly,* he's turned his keen observations onto the recent press conference of President Trump: *President Trump Has Been Far Too Nice To The Mainstream Media* The sequel to that stupid mommy porn bondage movie is now in theaters, giving naughty thrills to bored housewives whose liberal husbands can’t cut it manwise, but the real festival of S&M was in the Whi...more »
Since the election of The Donald, you've probably noticed a sudden uptick in that erstwhile arcane term "Deep State". It's become so ubiquitous that it may well end up in one of those lists of the most overused phrases and words of the year. My own habitual usage of the term in these pages derives from Mike Lofgren's original thesis: *There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is...more »
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has sent a warning to Westminster not to attempt to force Scotland to follow the “callous and uncaring” austerity programme that it has forced on England and Wales. The letter from Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon penned a column for The Daily Record which reads like an open letter to […] The post Nicola Sturgeon just told Theresa May where she can stick her ‘callous and uncaring’ policies. And it’s not Scotland. [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Ex-New Labour Cabinet Minister Peter Mandelson just proved that the coup against Jeremy Corbyn is alive and well. At a Jewish Chronicle event, the staunch ally of Tony Blair revealed that he works “every single day” to bring about the end of Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader. That Corbyn maniac Mandelson disclosed his anti-Corbyn efforts to […] The post A New Labour heavyweight just proved the Corbyn coup is alive and kicking appeared first on The Canary.
(Institute for the Study of War) The Iraqi forces (ISF) continued their advance on the second day of the new campaign for Mosul. Six villageswere freed. That included Abu Saif, which is the high ground overlooking part of south Mosul. Another was Sahaji, which cut the road from Mosul to Tal Afar. The Federal Police and Rapid Response Division also beganattackingthe Ghazlani army base, which is next to the Mosul airport. The government’s media cell announced that this marked the end of the first stage of operations. Next will be taking the airport and then moving into the city itsel...more »
Often, we do not understand because we do not see the issue from the other side. For example, the person who believes in some sort of determinism, the "determinist", wonders why those others, people such as those who believe in ‘free will’, the “free-willers”, make a big deal out of that determinism may be used as an excuse. He exclaims: “Look, determinism does not imply that people stop feeling guilty about their misdeeds and start acting irresponsible. People are just as well determined to believe in ‘free will’.” A determinist naturally looks at what the assumed determinism impli...more »
Zika virus can cross the placenta, intended to protect the developing fetus, and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells, at least in mice. Mice are not little people, of course, or every disease would have been cured by now and every chemical would be toxic, but it's a starting point for understanding the role of zika in birth defects beyond vague epidemiology. read more
*Thoughts on NATO* Mr. Stoltenberg Jens Stoltenberg is Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and an old friend of our fellow blogger, and my colleague from Norway, who comments under the name, "Valuesim". I've been following Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg's reaction to President Trump's and Vice President Pence's comments about NATO, and the need to modernize, to fight Islamic terrorism (which the Pope doesn't believe in - but the Pope may also believe that the Earth is flat the way Popes did 1000 years ago). On the issue of terrorism, Stoltenberg noted that NATO is...more »
Every mom who has ever stepped on a Lego asks themselves what more could they be doing to get their kids to pick up after themselves. I wish there was a magic pill that made kids want to clean up, but so far the best thing I have learned is consistency with these 7 principles. 1. *Age Appropriate Chores* - One of the best ways to teach kids responsibility is to give them responsibility. Make sure the chores are appropriate for their age. Some ideas for toddlers include picking up toys, dusting, clearing their own dinner plate and more. In the beginning it might be frustrating to ...more »
A couple of days ago I was outside doing some snow shoveling. One of my neighbors came over to talk and he told me he was very confused. "I grew up after WW II and used to believe that our country was the good guy," he told me. "Now I don't know who to believe anymore." He went on to say that when Obama was first elected that the new president and Hillary Clinton (as Secretary of State) talked about how they were going to 'reset' relations with Russia. "When Trump tries to do the same thing he is trashed," the neighbor exclaimed. This was a very moving and revealing conversati...more »
When Lewandowsky tried to attack climate sceptics as “moon landing conspiracists”, it opened my eyes to the possibility of using what he called “conspiracy ideationism” to attack groups and the possibility that it can be used to hide the truth. … Continue reading →
For the first time in pageant history, a Tlingit woman will represent Alaska on the national stage. Alyssa London was crowned Miss Alaska earlier this month and said, even before she was crowned, the experience felt unreal. “I was just in shock. I was so happy, but it was, like ‘wow,’ this is happening. My dream came true. I was speechless,” London explained after she was crowned. London competed in her first pageant when she was 17. She said that drive for success was also what got her into Stanford University. She said she had wanted to attend since she first stepped on campus ...more »
For some time now, conspiracy theorists have been claiming that Sweden has descended into a hellish maelstrom of refugee-led carnage. A place where you can’t walk down the street without having fistfuls of grenades lobbed at you. A nightmare in which roving militias wage constant bazooka-wars with ineffectual police forces. And although Sweden is definitely […] The post Conspiracy theorists claim Sweden has been invaded by Mars appeared first on The Canary.
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. But on Monday 20 February, both were sentenced to life in prison. The lynching of Brendan Mason Brendan Mason was 23 years old on […] The post Justice has visited the men who lynched disabled 23-year-old Brendan Mason [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
The Guardian refused to publish Frankie Boyle’s new column apparently because it “didn’t like the Rupert Murdoch jokes”. So the comedian took to Facebook to air his latest piece on Donald Trump’s regime and the corporate media. As well as criticising Trump, the article drops a truth bomb on the corporate media: Trump’s base are people […] The post Frankie Boyle drops a truth bomb on the media. And The Guardian refused to publish it appeared first on The Canary.
John Antonakis is psychologist by training, but his research has run the gamut from showing kids accurately predict election outcomes just by looking at candidates’ faces to teaching charisma to people in leadership positions. Now, as the newly appointed editor of The Leadership Quarterly, he’s tackling problems in academic publishing. But his approach is somewhat […] The post Got “significosis?” Here are the five diseases of academic publishing appeared first on Retraction Watch.
This week, Blue America endorsed Geoff Petzel to represent Illinois' 6th congressional district in Congress, a seat currently held by conservative Republican Peter Roskam. The Chicagoland suburban district, which was Romney territory in 2012, voted for Clinton over Trump, 50.2% to 43.2%. The DCCC has given Roskam a free ride year after year but has finally vowed to prioritize IL-06 for the 2018 cycle. Blue America would like to make sure the Democratic candidate is a progressive, not another right-of-center corporate shill. Geoff fits the bill and we asked him to write a guest post...more »
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Paul Buchheit comments on the continued spread of global inequality - as a combination of top-heavy gains and lost wealth among all but the privileged few has reduced to 6 the number of billionaires with as much wealth as half of humanity. - Bill Curry reports on Justin Trudeau's cynical pitch for the type of personal security for workers which he's doing nothing to implement in Canada. And Rick Salutin highlights the problem with politicians prioritizing the desire to look smart over the inclination to do good, while Mike Colledge theoriz...more »
During the presidential campaign, CNN's Jodi Enda interviewed a lot of Republican voters. Some of them were extremely wary of Donald Trump when the primaries began -- and yet now they're generally very positive about him. Why does Enda believe this is the case? Unlike Sabrina Tavernise of *The New York Times,* Enda doesn't raise the possibility that Trump is a hit with Republicans because those evil liberals are so mean and nasty in their protests and online criticism. Enda strongly suggests that Trumpers simply like Trump: In the beginning, they didn't care for Donald Trump. "Trum...more »
"We are surrounded. We need help" Water is Life: Elders and children need protection. Heavily militarized law enforcement will raid Oceti Sakowin on Feb. 22, 2017. "We are surrounded." "In the history of colonization, they have always given us two options. Give up our land, or go to jail. Give up our rights, or go to jail." "Now, it is give up our water, or go to jail." "We are not
These are dark days -- because Donald Trump appears committed to what he said he will do. Joe Stiglitz writes: It is now clear that what Trump says and tweets must be taken seriously. After the election in November, many hoped he would abandon the extremism that defined his campaign. Surely, it was thought, this master of unreality would adopt a different persona as he assumed the responsibility of what is arguably the most powerful position in the world. Indeed he plans to instititute "a ban on Muslim immigration, [build] a wall on the border with Mexico, [renegotiate] the North...more »
*The west coast south of Fangliao.* International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) Call for Papers An exciting new peer-reviewed academic journal on Taiwan studies, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), will be launched by Brill in March 2018. IJTS, cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), aims to be a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan. Once launched, IJTS will be published in March and September every year. It will offer a platform for theoretical debates and empirical analyses, and ...more »
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses U.S. military personnel during a meeting near an F-16 fighter jet at Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea Thursday, April 9, 2015. Reuters/Lee Jin-man/Pool *Wired:* *The Former Secretary of Defense Outlines the Future of Warfare* TO AN ENGINEER in Silicon Valley, the Defense Department can look a little old, a little slow, and a little fat. To the Defense Department, the smug confidence of young engineers doesn’t go unnoticed. Is it really better to work on an app for ordering sandwiches than it is to build submar...more »
Photo Credit: MC2 Amy Ressler/Navy *Navy Times:* *LCS crew marooned in Singapore on an open-ended deployment* The embarked crew of the littoral combat ship Coronado, forward deployed to Singapore, was supposed to be home for Thanksgiving after a four- or five-month tour. But now the crew has been on board and overseas for eight months and there is no end in sight. About 70 sailors compose Crew 204, which deployed in June for the Rim of the Pacific exercise and to replace the LCS Fort Worth at Changi Naval Base. But once the Coronado and her crew arrived in Singapore, the Navy’s t...more »
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ukroboronprom *Popular Mechanics:* *Ukraine's Drone Army Was Born In a Crucible of Conflict* *Ukraine is building an unmanned air force for 21st-century warfare* On the eve of combat, Ukraine's unmanned aerial forces were woefully out of date. Almost three years ago, when confrontation appeared imminent over Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukraine's military relied on Soviet-era Tu-143 "Flight" drones, a technologically inferior warbird that didn't even have video cameras. These bygone drones shot stills on film that had to be developed afterward. Predict...more »
*Exclusive: Oxford University may break with 700 years of tradition and open a foreign campus - after France offers Brexit sweetener* Oxford University might break with 700 years of tradition by establishing its first foreign campus in response to Brexit, The Telegraph can disclose. French officials met senior staff at Oxford last week and revealed new proposals that they hope would guarantee future European Union funding for a "satellite" base in Paris. Other universities, including Warwick, were approached with the idea to build a new campus in Paris in 2018. It comes after Fra...more »
The Prime Minister managed a double whammy of the unexpected yesterday. First, she visited Stoke, which is something PMs rarely ever do. And second, her presence and parade in front of the local media means she's effectively campaigned for a Conservative candidate who doesn't stand a realistic chance of winning, which is usually a no-no when it comes to playing the Westminster game. How to explain this most unlikely of high profile interventions? Very quickly, part of it has to do with May's One Nation/Shared Society nonsense. Given the consistency in which the PM talks about this ...more »
*Hurrah! Trump scrapping NASA climate research division in crackdown on ‘politicized science’ * *The crooks are going* Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said. Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century. This would mean the elimination of Nasa’s...more »
The banner was hung off of the Corwin Springs bridge that crosses the Yellowstone River, just a few miles north of Yellowstone National Park. A short time later, Buffalo Field Campaign received the following statement: A Call to Action: Save the Buffalo of Yellowstone Park: As the last resisters in Standing Rock hold off the pipeline, so do the last remaining 5,000 indigenous Buffalo here at Yellowstone Park. Every morning up to 100 of the sacred Bison are exterminated during a government-sponsored population control program. Today, at dawn, at least fifty of our Buffalo brothers...more »
*From Jenna Orkin* UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York Report: Trump's lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'ordered death squad hits' — including on a staunchly critical radio host Nasa revives 'weird life forms' trapped inside crystals for 60,000 years, raising hopes of finding alien organisms in space Concerns Grow About A Nuclear "Incident" In Europe After Spike In Radioactive Iodine Levels This CCTV footage sh...more »
By Nancy Hokkanen The loss of our friend and colleague Dan Olmsted has left many voids, emotional and professional. One useful way Age of Autism readers can honor him is to take up his fallen pen and write as he...
*Source: El Repuertero (Chile)Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017* *Chile: UFO Recorded at Puerto Varas During Military Air Show* *Images were recorded at a FACH (Chilean Air Force) air show on February 10 * Encounters with life on other planets appear to be increasingly closer and are coming to our country. Not long ago, a video recorded by a family in the Valparaíso region from an apartment terrace became widely known. Now, images taken on February 10 at Puerto Varas, right in the middle of an air show by “Los Halcones” of the Chilean Air Force, are beginning to circulate. The v...more »
*Source: El Correo (Spain)http://www.elcorreo.com/alava/araba/201702/21/ovni-1897-sobre-antezana-20170220230953.htmlDate: 21 February 2017Article by Francisco Góngora* *Spain: An 1897 UFO Over the Basque Country* Before there was talk of UFOs, manifestations of luminous spheres in the heavens were a cause for consternation among people. This flying object was seen in the skies of La Llanada in the late 19th century. The term UFO refers to an unidentified flying object and was coined in 1947 in the media. This acronym replaced "flying saucer". Some authors note that the ancient...more »
Anyone following my blog over the past decade will be aware that we have been investigating cryptids in general. These are unidentified animals, normally large whose presence has been observed randomly from time to time. It is time to draw up an overview. when i took on this challenge i drew up a protocol which centered on developing conforming data from multiple eye witness reports. This has turned out to be inspired. It turns out that every eye witness sees something which he may be able to name somewhat to suggests what he may have seen and he is also able to usually pick up...more »
I am personally a large fan of dumping all waste out into the ocean so long as it is self flushing in order to maximize real dilution. Dumping it into a closed estuary like Puget Sound is not a plan at all and worse it interferes with salmon runs heading past to their rivers. You simply fail to get the necessary dilution and likely fail to take advantage of actual fresh water dilution coming into the sound. All the sewage will need to be treated and all nastiness dealt with... *Salmon Caught Near Seattle Proven to be Inundated with Antidepressants, Cocaine and More* *Posted...more »
This is a seriously important question to ask a remote viewer and it leads somewhere that is important. thirty six hundred years ago put us into the late Bronze Age about five hundred years before the collapse of the Atlantean world. Thus the eyewitness reports that have come down to us have a creditable provenance in the Atlantean worldwide trade culture that allowed the saving of such information. At the same time we have additional anniversarys for a passage. They are 7200 BP, 10,800 BP and 14,400 BP. The 10,800 BP coincides nicely with the advent of agricultural man on a ...more »
This always seems counter intuitive but it seems to work. That it works so generally must be understood and generally applied. all adventures off that path are disappointing. the difficulty is mustering the political will.. . *Spending Restraint is Unleashing the British Economy* * Daniel J. Mitchell * * Saturday, February 11, 2017* *https://fee.org/articles/spending-restraint-is-unleashing-the-british-economy/ * *When I debate one of my leftist friends about deficits, it’s often a strange experience because none of us actually care that much about red ink.* *Restraint v...more »
Events have taken such a dark turn in the United States with the election of Trump that many have felt the need to go back to the dystopian classics to get their bearings. These were novels written in the first half of the prior century when totalitarianism wasn’t just something relegated to gray photos in our history books while we lived our days in the bright neo-liberal sunlight of the post- Cold War era, but actually roamed alive and deadly in the real world.
*"Christian the Lion"* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOLqVshIM4w *Full story:* “The Lion Who Lived in Our Flat: The Incredible Story of the Flatmates Who Raised a Cub.” - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Stephen Baack, U.S. Army Photo *San Diego Union Tribune: **Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs* The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy. “Just as in the civilian economy, automation will likely have a big impact on military organizations in logistics and manufacturing,” said Michael Horowitz, a University of Pennsylvania professor and one of the globe’s foremost experts on wea...more »
In the above video, dated 7 February 2017, we see the journalist Ben Swann. There is no truth in the rumour that Benjamin Swann is dead. Benjamin Swann reported on *Pizza Gate.* Swann made it clear that there was no evidence to back the theory that a top child abuse ring was operating from Comet Pizza. Swann said on his TV programme:* "To be clear, not one single email in the Podesta emails discusses child sex trafficking or pedophilia."* Swann then referred to emails about pizza, and suggested that these emails could involve some kind of code. In other words, Swann tried to bo...more »
In this episode, IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher talks to Andrew Guthrie Ferguson about the past, present and future of predictive policing. Andrew is a Professor at the David A Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. He was formerly a supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He now teaches and writes in the area of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. They discuss the ideas and arguments from his recent paper ‘Policing Predictive Policing.
*Foreign Policy*: *Putin’s U.N. Ambassador, America’s ‘Formidable Adversary’, Dead at 64* Vitaly Churkin, Moscow’s U.N. ambassador, died Monday of a possible heart attack in New York at the age of 64, marking an abrupt end to the career of one Russia’s most formidable diplomats, a man simultaneously admired and reviled in U.N. circles as a brilliant tactician and a cynical shill for President Vladimir Putin’s bullying foreign policy. For more than a decade, Churkin deployed his considerable diplomats skills — and a masterful understanding of the U.N.’s byzantine procedures — to c...more »
Quite a few people in the UU fb group and LMH Members, Lisa included, felt a sudden onset of ‘excited anticipation’ hit over the last few days. A sense of ‘something positive this way comes’ and that it’s time to prepare our minds for what’s next….. Physicist Brian Greene and Stephen Colbert Dive into Gravitational Waves: https://futurism.com/videos/watch-physicist-brian-greene-stephen-colbert-dive-gravitational-waves/
"People who are too optimistic seem annoying. This is an unfortunate misinterpretation of what an optimist really is. An optimist is neither naive, nor blind to the facts, nor in denial of grim reality. An optimist believes in the optimal usage of all options available, no matter how limited. As such, an optimist always sees the big picture. How else to keep track of all that's out there? An optimist is simply a proactive realist. An idealist focuses only on the best aspects of all things (sometimes in detriment to reality); an optimist strives to find an effective solution. A pess... more »
Warren Haynes, Gov't Mule, “Forevermore” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXyW4bUXigo "Musick has Charms to soothe a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak". - William Congreve (24 January, 1670 – 19 January, 1729)
*Defense News*: *New Houthi weapon emerges: a drone boat* *US admiral fears Yemen civil war widening into the Red Sea * ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Houthi boat that attacked and hit a Saudi frigate Jan. 30 in the Red Sea, reported earlier as a suicide boat, was instead carried out by an unmanned, remote-controlled craft filled with explosives, the US Navy’s top officer in the Mideast said. “Our assessment is that it was an unmanned, remote-controlled boat of some kind,” Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, commander of the Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet and head of US Naval Forces Ce...more »
[image: is-a-trump-putin-detente-dead] The epidemic of Russophobia makes it almost impossible to pursue normal relations. Indeed, in reaction to the constant attacks on them as poodles of Putin, the White House seems to be toughening up toward Russia.
Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres gave the game away when she issued a press release admitting that their *aim is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.* (LINK) Naomi Klein in her latest book: This Changes Everything admits something very similar: (link) *Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to ...more »
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.