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Part of what I do as an archaeologist is judge between competing claims to truth. Indeed, you could say this is the entire purpose of science. Before we make a judgment about what is true, there are facts that have to be examined and weighed against one another. When Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway made her now infamous reference to “alternative facts,” many viewers were stunned. But I am a scientist. I spend my days trying to pull “facts” out of the remains of the past. After thinking about what Conway said, I realized that it was not ridiculous at all. There are always ...more »
*CNN:* *FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories* The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN. But a White House official said late Thursday that the request was only made after the FBI indicated to the White House it did not believe the reporting to be accurate. White House officials had sought the help of the bureau and other...more »
California is particularly earthquake-prone, hosting the great San Andreas fault zone. wlscience/flickr, CC BY-SA In recent weeks, California has experienced unusually heavy rainfall. California is also earthquake-prone, hosting the great San Andreas fault zone. If there is an unusual surge of earthquakes in the near future – allowing time for the rain to percolate deep into faults – California may well become an interesting laboratory to study possible connections between weather and earthquakes. The effect is likely to be subtle and will require sophisticated computer modeling a...more »
Called the “largest interconnected machine,” the U.S. electricity grid is a complex digital and physical system crucial to life and commerce in this country. Today, it is made up of more than 7,000 power plants, 55,000 substations, 160,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and millions of miles of low-voltage distribution lines. This web of generators, substations and power lines is organized into three major interconnections, operated by 66 balancing authorities and 3,000 different utilities. That’s a lot of power, and many possible vulnerabilities. The grid has been vulne...more »
North Koreans sought in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam @AFP pic.twitter.com/B9tjT7sndB — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 22, 2017 *New York Times:* *Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say* KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The poison used to kill Kim-Jong-nam, the brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was VX nerve agent, a substance listed as a chemical weapon, the Malaysian police announced on Friday. In a brief statement, Khalid Abu Bakar, the national police chief, said the substance was listed as a chemical weapon under Chemical Weapons Conventions of 1997 an...more »
Republican Christopher Smith was elected to Congress 37 years ago, in 1980, age 27. He had been a Democrat but switched parties in 2 years earlier and ran against crooked Democrat, Frank Thompson, who had been convicted of taking bribes in the Abscam scandal. The Democrats have coveted taking the district back ever since-- but have been highly unsuccessful in ever getting anywhere near doing so. His reelection bids have attracted over 60% since 1984. Last November, he beat Democrat Lorna Phillipson 206,137 (63.7%) to 108,373 (33.5%), rolling up large margins in all 3 counties that ...more »
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (L) at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Gabriel Elefteriu, The Telegraph*: *General McMaster knows where the West went wrong, and can help President Trump make it right* It has become fashionable in some quarters to see President Trump's election as somehow constituting a terminal blow to the Western-led liberal international order. The problem with this is that it allows chronic errors at the heart of Western strategic thi...more »
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will likely enforce federal marijuana prohibition, citing America’s opioid crisis as a reason to do so — a claim that is inconsistent with available scientific data.
Image by Todd McLellan.Philip Rucker's Bannon interview, in the Washington Post: Atop Trump’s agenda, Bannon said, was the “deconstruction of the administrative state” — meaning a system of taxes, regulations and trade pacts that the president and his advisers believe stymie economic growth and infringe upon one’s sovereignty. “If you look at these Cabinet nominees, they were selected for a reason, and that is deconstruction,” Bannon said. So it's easy to laugh—obviously my first instinct. As in, too bad Jacques Derrida is dead, he would have made such a great Secretary of State. ...more »
Published on Feb 23, 2017 Mexico prepares to ditch US corn imports. DHS begins deportation but they are not using an army. Infowars and NaturalNews have been hit by Google, the deep state is slowly getting rid of the alternative media. Other reports show views on YouTube have been slowly removed. NK wants the body […]
CDC Scientist Confirms Donald Trump is Right About Vaccines And Autism by S. Johnson, http://www.naturalnews.com/ (NaturalNews) Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy, including the vaccine debate. In a series of tweets and interviews over the past few years, the presidential candidate has stated that he strongly believes that there is a link between “monstrous” vaccines and […]
Published on Feb 21, 2017 The sixth international conference in support of the Palestinian intifada or uprising has been held in Iran’s capital Tehran, with delegates from 80 countries in attendance. This is an event which showcases Iran’s solidarity with the Palestinians. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss the challenges facing Palestinians, and […]
Generals H.R. McMaster, Jim Mattis, And John Kelly. New York Times New York Times: *3 Generals Bound by Iraq Will Guide Trump on Security* WASHINGTON — At one point or another, they each strode the sands of Iraq, fighting on the unforgiving battlefield of America’s costliest war since Vietnam. Now all three will sit around the table in the White House Situation Room, steering a new president through the treacherous crosscurrents of a stormy world. President Trump’s appointment of H. R. McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, as his new national security adviser creates a powerful tro...more »
*Christina Sarich* - Gates is in a key position to help realize the depopulation agenda. The post Bill Gates, Admitted Eugenicist Warns Bioterrorism Could Kill 30 Million appeared first on Waking Times.
Published on Feb 23, 2017 In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the ‘bad news’ and ‘grave concerns’ in the eurozone leading to big gold buying. In the second half, Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about the trade war with China that America has already lost. They also discuss North […]
Saudi Arabia ‘Ready to Send Ground Troops’ to Syria by The New Arab, http://www.globalresearch.ca/ Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said the kingdom is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight the Islamic State group [IS], as US Senator John McCain met with the Saudi King. – Adel al-Jubeir told the German Press Agency on Tuesday that Saudi forces could […]
Unbelievable How Mainstream Media Has Become Just Liars by Martin Armstrong, https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/ Thomas Friedman of the New York Times demonstrates why mainstream media is just becoming so bought and paid for. You have to wonder if they should not be in prison for attempting to overthrow the government and start a revolution. Here he is still ranting […]
Published on Dec 9, 2016 Full Video ► https://goo.gl/PAVcYj BioViva ► http://bioviva-science.com Liz Parrish is the Founder and CEO of BioViva Sciences USA Inc. BioViva is committed to extending healthy lifespans using gene therapy. Liz is known as “the woman who wants to genetically engineer you,” she is a humanitarian, entrepreneur and innovator and a […]
Published on Feb 22, 2017 President Trump is facing an incredible amount of criticism for recent comments he made about migrant crime in Sweden. In a speech this weekend, Trump explained that Sweden is facing a crisis. Read More/Source/Credit(FAIR USE): – https://libertywritersnews.com/2017/0… end
Published on Feb 20, 2017 MSNBC’s Katy Tur reveals she is not qualified to be a political commentator live on TV. She’s only been following politics for four years and is “unaware” of the infamous clip of President Obama when he revealed he would have “more flexibility” after his election in terms of relations with […]
O’Keefe Drops “Bombshell” Undercover Footage From Within CNN by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com As promised two days ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, James O’Keefe and his team at Project Veritas just released covertly captured, previously unheard audio footage from within the CNN newsroom. But unlike his usual undercover sting operations, this footage was allegedly […]
*Reuters*: *Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria* A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fueling the conflict, America's top general said on Thursday. The remarks by Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggest the preliminary plan will be far broader in scope than initially thought and might initially omit more tactical details, like specific troop requests. "This is not about Syria and Iraq. It's ab...more »
*Eric Worrall* Imagine the pangs of conscience the Alarmist Scientists feel about their personal carbon footprints, as they jet about trying to save the world. When climate scientists have full-time access to world class video conferencing technology, they will be able to avoid attending all those climate conferences in person. Climate scientists will be able to avoid the mind-numbing guilt they must currently feel about their personal carbon footprints, as they soar above our heads flying on CO2 belching jet aircraft to attend all those climate conferences. *Eric Worrall* has c...more »
*This morning we referred and linked to an interview Ryan Lizza did with Alt-Right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos in the New Yorker. What we didn't get into was Milo's excuse for his anti-Semitism, the old saw that he can't be an anti-Semite because he's partly Jewish. * *In one clip, he cavalierly approves of sex with thirteen-year-olds and suggests that he once attended a party at which minors were sexually assaulted. In another, he talks about the “statistical fact” that “Jews own most of the banks” and “completely dominate the media.”* *...He also addressed his claim about Jewis...more »
. . Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Grandmother Regina, about 80 years old, was arrested today as militarized police attacked unarmed water protectors in prayer in Standing Rock Camps. Erick was arrested with a police rifle pointed in his face as he prayed with sage. One relative was arrested as he prayed with the Sacred Pipe. An Inipi was smashed by police. About 45
*“DC PizzaGate: A Primer. Updated 2/23”* by Anonymous *"Warning: Reading this article will result in what is known as being red-pilled." * "I’ve created this blog to share the information Anonymous has collectively gathered and researched about a suspected pedophilia and human trafficking ring that we seem to have uncovered existing within our DC politicians and the elite class." - https://dcpizzagate.wordpress.com/ ◆ *A Comment:* This is by far the best compendium regarding "Pizzagate" I've seen. It will shock and horrify you, enrage and outrage you, put you in despair, but it wil...more »
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu No, don't say you're "neutral", admit you're a coward, too frightened to declare yourself! Choose a side, at last, and if you truly believe in your side *DO* something! Anything, whatever you can do! Protest, blog, petition, whatever... Enemies we can respect, though we differ greatly, and struggle for our side to prevail, but at least both s... more »
“Seven worlds orbit the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, a mere 40 light-years away. In May 2016 astronomers using the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST) announced the discovery of three planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Just announced, additional confirmations and discoveries by the Spitzer Space Telescope and supporting ESO ground-based telescopes have increased the number of known planets to seven. *Click image for larger size.* The TRAPPIST-1 planets are likely all rocky and similar in size to Earth, the largest treasure trove of terrestrial planets ...more »
"In a sense, human flesh is made of stardust… Every atom in the human body, excluding only the primordial hydrogen atoms, was fashioned in stars that formed, grew old and exploded most violently before the Sun and the Earth came into being. The explosions scattered the heavy elements as a fine dust through space. By the time it made the Sun, the primordial gas of the Milky Way was sufficiently enriched with heavier elements for rocky planets like the Earth to form. And from the rocks atoms escaped for eventual incorporation in living things: carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and ...more »
*"Tenderness and Silence"* by Chet Raymo “It's been a long, long time since I read “Justine”, the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's “Alexandrian Quartet”, but one phrase sticks in my mind. As I recall, Justine, the woman with whom the narrator is having an affair, is questioning him as to why he doesn't take seriously their friends' philosophical conversations. You always sit there smiling, she chides, or something to that effect. He tells her that anyone who takes really seriously the inextricable tangle of human thought can only respond with "ironic tenderness and silence." W...more »
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless- of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerf...more »
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: Trump wants to expand U.S. nuclear arsenal, make it 'top of the pack'* President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to exert more influence to rein in Pyongyang's increasingly bellicose actions. In his first comments about the U.S. nuclear arse...more »
*Stratfor*: *A Fiercer Fight to Come in Mosul* Four months into the campaign to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State, Iraqi troops have taken the city's eastern portion. But the fight for the western part is only just beginning. Western Mosul is the core of the Islamic State's resistance. An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters are still in the area, along with more than 750,000 civilians, some of whom are suspected sympathizers of the extremist group. On top of that, the dense, cramped quarters of western Mosul's Old City will present an urban warfare environment even more chal...more »
Turkish Backed Rebel in Al babCredible reports indicate ISIS has been evicted from Al Bab by Turkish soldiers and the rebels they back. Turkey began Operation Euphrates Shield with the intent to block the PKK/YPG Kurds from joining their cantons.. They have succeeded so far. If they move towards Manbij what will the US do? How will they react? *Recall the US promise to Turkey regarding Kurdish withdrawal from Manbij? I do*. *It was a promise the US had no intention of keeping. What about Raqqa?* *Jordan Times* The Syrian town of Al Bab was for three years a key extremist stron...more »
Trump told us we should study the world. IR scholars had something to say about that. Earlier I promised to turn some of these quips into a special blog post, which also happens to be my Ignite talk at this year’s Duckies’ Awards in Baltimore. Happy #ISA2017.
hatip Gallier2 gallier2February 22, 2017 at 8:37 AM *Hi, * *Gilad Atzmon video at E&R about identity politics. Enjoy.* *http://www.egaliteetreconciliation.fr/Entretien-avec-Gilad-Atzmon-sur-le-Brexit-et-l-election-de-Donald-Trump-44290.html*
Hi, thought I'd mention that I've started a new blog at *https://terrancognito.blogspot.com*. Please bookmark this site as it will be were I post from here on out (provided there are not glitches with Google). The blog design is still a work in progress. Its now 5 years this February for the American Kabuki blog. I made Google a lot of money over those 5 years (I suspect much much more than I made), but there are a number of changes in the 'rules' for web page ranking in the search engines and this blog is now out of compliance, and given the 4000+ pages here there's no way I...more »
Dustin Monroe held up an old Gatorade bottle filled with orange, oil-contaminated water and implored Montana legislators to approve a bill that would ban fossil fuel pipelines from crossing under rivers and lakes. “How many of us in this room would drink this?” Monroe, CEO of Native Generational Change, asked the House Federal Relations, Energy and Telecommunications Committee during a hearing for House Bill 486 on Monday. The measure would ban pipelines with a diameter of 10 inches or greater from going under navigable water bodies and establish construction requirements for them t...more »
*Reuters*: *Syria's warring sides face off as U.N. tells them: end the nightmare* Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to hear mediator Staffan de Mistura implore them to cooperate to find a way out of almost six years of war. "I ask you to work together. I know it's not going to be easy to end this horrible conflict and lay the foundation for a country at peace with itself, sovereign and unified," Mistura told the delegates sitting opposite each other on the stage of the U.N. assembly hall in Geneva...more »
[image: new-hampshire-the-12th-state-to-allow-constitutional-carry] With New Hampshire becoming the 12th state to allow unrestricted carrying of a firearm for protection, the country is slowly bringing back protections of the Second Amendment.
[image: trump-rescinds-transgender-bathroom-and-locker-room-rules] The Trump administration is withdrawing Obama guidelines specifying that public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
*"The Time of Your Life: Learning to Slow Down"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Throughout our lives, we are taught to value speed and getting things done quickly. We learn that doing is more valuable than merely being, and that making the most of life is a matter of forging ahead at a hurried pace. Yet as we lurch forward in search of some elusive sense of fulfillment, we find ourselves feeling increasingly harried and disconnected. More importantly, we fail to notice the simple beauty of living. When we learn to slow down, we rediscover the significance of seemingly inconsequent...more »
*"I Was Never Able To Pray"* "Wheel me down to the shore where the lighthouse was abandoned and the moon tolls in the rafters. Let me hear the wind paging through the trees and see the stars flaring out, one by one, like the forgotten faces of the dead. I was never able to pray, but let me inscribe my name in the book of waves and then stare into the dome of a sky that never ends and see my voice sail into the night." - Edward Hirsch ◆ "Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising. So this old world must still be spinning round, and I still love you. So clo...more »
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secret...more »
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange currently has political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. But as Ecuador’s presidential elections hot up, both US interference and Assange’s future at the embassy are under the spotlight. Assange’s asylum an important electoral issue After the first round of Ecuador’s presidential elections on 19 February, left-winger Lenin Moreno and former […] The post US interests face off with WikiLeaks in Ecuador’s tense elections [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.
When Ashley the pit bull was found starving and cold in an abandoned home, a firehouse in New York agreed to take her in until her rescuers could find her a family. 3 days later, they adopted her. The New York City Fire Department station, known as Fort Pitt, fell in love with Ashley from the first wag of her tail. A beautiful sand-coloured pit bull, she has truly become part of the team, and even has her own seat in the firetruck. Ashley also has her own Instagram account where you can follow all of her firefighting adventures. Ashley was rescued by No More Pain, a New Jersey org...more »
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges, Helen Caldicott, Ray McGovern, Ann Wright and Bill McKibben Regis Tremblay on Feb 23, 2017 Filmmaker Regis Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way to […]
Last night I took my husband and older daughter to see the Cirque Du Soleil show OVO at the Maverick Center. Going to a Cirque Du Soleil show has been on my bucket list forever and I am so glad that I got to cross it off. It was absolutely amazing! I loved it from the first second to the last. All of the acts were amazing, there wasn't a single one I didn't like and it kept my 8-year-old completely entertained which was fantastic. My jaw hit the floor in amazement more than once and I laughed out loud a lot. We will definitely be buying tickets the next time they are in town. See ...more »
Congratulations to the Winner! Vanessa B. Didn't win? Get ticket information below. *OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. * *The insects' home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.* *It's love at first sight when...more »
Admittedly, I've never liked polling day much. Probably because my experiences of them are never the greatest. 2011 in Bentilee found me soaked and dispirited by the small numbers we turned out which, thankfully, were enough to see off the BNP. 2012, Springfields and Trent Vale: over a thousand Labour pledges and we still lost to the City Independents and their manifesto promising a ban on cervical smears(!). 2013 in Baddeley, Milton, and Norton - bloody miserable and another loss to the same crew. 2014 Newcastle-under-Lyme, alright I guess. So too was Stafford 2015, until I got ho...more »
*CNN*: *Iraq retakes Mosul airport; 'ISIS is now trapped,' US envoy says* (CNN)Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the key city. The airport -- largely destroyed by ISIS forces -- is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, said Col. Abdel Amir Mohamed, commander of the Rapid Response Unit of the Federal Police. Brett McGurk, the US envoy for the anti-ISIS coalition, congratulated Iraq for the victory. "Congratulations to Iraqi forces for completing complex maneuver ops to secure #Mosul airpor...more »
Before *Z Nation* stepped up its game and started concentrating on character development, it was pretty silly. In one ancient episode, they're traveling through South Dakota on the way to California and they come upon a pharmaceutical storage facility. The zombies have somehow-- makes no sense-- discovered the joys of meth (and other drugs) and are not just behaving like brain-eating zombies but also like annoying speed freaks. Even visit Jus' Chillin' in Billings, Montana? It used to be the smoothie shop run by right-wing nut Mike Lange. But it wasn't Lange's main occupation-- m...more »
Dr Yu's group have produced (in 2015) a re-analysis of their diet data from the HALT-C study; the original paper, which led me to look into liver cholesterol mechanisms a few years back in the NASH series, had an increased risk of transplantation and death in people on the HALT-C trial (a long-term, low-dose trial of alpha-interferon for prevention of cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer in Hep C, mostly geno 1) for people with higher intakes of dietary cholesterol. Thanks to Olga Kuchukov for bringing this 2015 paper to my attention. The new look at the same data is stratified ...more »
Armed police and military are now inside the Oceti Sakowin camp. Around 70 water protectors are still holding their ground. Most protectors left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the camp on Army Corps of Engineers land in advance of spring flooding, but some refused to go. Eighteen National Guardsmen and dozens of law officers entered the camp from two directions shortly before midday Thursday, along with several law enforcement and military vehicles. A helicopter and airplane flew overhead. Officers checked structures and began arresting people, putting them in vans...more »
*"Breaking: Adams & Jones Taken Down by Google/CIA Prior to 'Big Event'-* *Mike Adams Disappears from Google Search Engines- Trump Needs to Beware"* by Dave Hodges "The censorship of the Independent Media has begun in earnest by Jeff Bezos and Google. On my last radio show (2/19), Mike Adams revealed that he was contacted and was told “We will pay you $50,000 to provide us with damaging information against Alex Jones. If you do not help us, we will destroy you.” In the PM on February 22, 2017, Mike Adams reached out to me and informed me that Google’s search engines have removed all ...more »
The ten commandments are in situ commendable for how can we live as species if our number one goal was killing everyone who was not under our control Its 2017 and everyone knows natural law was a bust that God did not speak to one single individual from every religion and exclude the rest from this most important conversation New laws for a new time and our sheriff is a pyscist who understand the laws of thermodynamics this is Gods thumbprint on the security measure made to prevent crazy people from living better Transaction costs they consume most of the energy from any transforma...more »
Note from the Editor-at-Large. The editors at Age of Autism want to clarify the record on the leak of the vaxxed/unvaxxed paper. We were in possession of an embargoed draft of the paper when it was set to be published...
An F-22 Raptor approaches a KC-10 Extender before aerial refueling during a mission on Feb. 12. (Staff Sgt. Matthew B. Fredericks/U.S. Air Force) *Washington Post:* *U.S. generals want elevated talks with Russia about Iraq and Syria operations because of aerial collision fears* BAGHDAD — Senior U.S. military officials want to elevate talks with Russia about air operations over Iraq and Syria, an effort that is meant to protect pilots from collisions but complicated by concerns at the Pentagon that doing so will make it look like Washington and Moscow have begun to collaborate on th...more »
*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017Rachel's latest confession:* Last night, two-thirds of the way through her show, Rachel made a confession. She's been feeling bad for a month, the corporate star admitted. She started with a videoclip from Donald J. Trump's inaugural address: MADDOW (2/22/17): *For more than one month now, I have wallowed in shame over a mistake I made on Inauguration Day.* It had to do with this: TRUMP (videotape): Crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right ...more »
Newly-appointed Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick oversaw the investigation into files leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian. She also authorised the arrest of David Miranda, who was travelling via Heathrow to Brazil, carrying hardware the British authorities assumed included Snowden’s files. And Dick took charge of the operation that saw the unlawful killing of […] The post Britain’s new top cop is bad news for whistleblowers, and here’s why appeared first on The Canary.
With Donald Trump’s less-than-favourable opinion of whistleblowers and the British government eyeing up its own ‘Espionage Act‘, those who question government misconduct have big targets on their backs today. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is one of those people. And now, he has hit back at critical voices in the media, challenging them to do better. Assange throws down the […] The post Julian Assange slams media critics, telling them to bring it on appeared first on The Canary.
After a suspected antisemitic hate crime, Muslims are uniting to raise funds to help restore the damage. And it has had a greater impact than they could have imagined. Antisemitic hate crimes Over the weekend of 19 and 20 February, vandals defaced 170 headstones in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. The police have not […] The post Muslims and Jews are in the spotlight again, but for all the right reasons [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
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Trump administration regards Islam as more of a "political ideology," giving them power to strip millions of Muslims of religious rights. The post Trump Administration Largely Treats Islam As ‘Political Ideology,’ Which Carries Profound Implications appeared first on Shadowproof.
By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/24/protected-forests-in-europe-felled-to-meet-eu-renewable-targets-report In the light of the new study today from Chatham House, which shows that burning biomass is simply leading to increased emissions of CO2, it is worth recalling similar findings in a study by Birdlife three months ago. From the Guardian: Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across […]
*BBC:* *Syria peace talks: Sides fail to meet on first day in Geneva* The first day of Syrian peace talks at the United Nations have failed to bring the two sides together in direct negotiations. Expectations were low as government and opposition groups arrived in Geneva for the first time in almost a year. Staffan de Mistura, the UN's special Syria envoy, met separately with both delegations, but they did not speak with one another. If talks proceed, they are expected to last several rounds. The first day ended with a welcoming ceremony in the UN's grand assembly hall, which seat...more »
*A few links here you’re invited to follow:* Did less intensive grazing and more gorse on Port Hills land (under Council control) a contributor to the recent fires? Seems so. *Prepare for more Port Hills fires unless we let grazing animals in* – STUFF Man invades private property and holds its owners to ransom. Makes him the ideal candidate for the Green Party, you’d think. *Kauri Tree Sitter to Stand for The Greens* – MICHAEL TAVARES.NET “Auckland Council is like the school bully who realises he has no friends. It is now using the lunch money it pinched from YOU to pay people to...more »
*I present to you two perfect examples of who we're dealing with when we go up against a committed leftist. * The first is a guy who declared himself to be "gay" and then proceeded to say it had nothing to do with all the terrible things Trump was going to do to homosexuals. When questioned about exactly what terrible actions Trump was going to take against all the victimized LGBT's, he had no answer. Not very smart. It's no different than the Ladies Who March™ who cannot formulate one cohesive statement about what they are protesting. Coming up will be the Day Without Women on...more »
Our last full day in Egypt was a study in extremes, both good and bad. Abu Simbel has been on my wish-list to see since learning about it in university art history class. It did not disappoint. I loved it. We also had a heaping dose of everything we don’t like about the culture here. First the good. We left early with a box breakfast from our hotel. The early ferries were crowded with teens going to school. The ferry carried at least twice as many people as usual. The tour guy was waiting for us on the east bank ferry slip. We settled up with him and settled into a nice car, with o...more »
The Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands on Kauai. *Honolulu Civil Beat*: *Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack?* One possibility is converting a test facility on Kauai into an “operational” intercept site in the face of a growing threat from North Korea. WASHINGTON — At the request of Congress, the federal Missile Defense Agency is evaluating the threat to Hawaii from ballistic missiles and possible defenses against them. The little-noticed provision raising questions about Hawaii’s vulnerability was tucked into the massive $607 billion National Defens...more »
This comment from KafirMe on Biasedbbc.org neatly sums up where we are now. 'Putting restrictions on Muslims traveling to the West encourages radicalisation as the West is so bigoted. Not putting restrictions on Muslims traveling to the West encourages radicalisation because the West is so bigoted towards them when they arrive. Criticising Islam (i.e. Islamaphobia) encourages radicalisation as it risks alientating the Muslim community. Not criticising Islam (i.e. Islamaphilia) encourages radicalisation because it reinforces that the crackpot doctrine is correct. Criticising Isla...more »
Is eliminating the concept of “misconduct” a sign of progress in the fight for research integrity, or a step backward? That’s the debate playing out in Australia, where a proposal from national research bodies would make it the latest country to embrace a broader definition of ethical lapses in research, doing away with the term […] The post Does labeling bad behavior “scientific misconduct” help or hurt research integrity? A debate rages appeared first on Retraction Watch.
I love when the Media make their agendas so transparent. Tonight we're going to look at the main stream media's definitive attempt to jump on the "Mandela Effect" bandwagon to co-opt the term into the category of "Crazy Conspiracy Theory"... and don't you know? You all just don't remember jack shit!! Challenge to all purported investigative journalists and so called reporters: How about sitting down and discussing the REAL Mandela Effect Elephant in the room? .... Just sayin'. d Links for this episode of Transpicuous News: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/22/alternate-re...more »
[image: good-bad-news-from-irs-audits-down-again-new-treasury-secretary-wants-larger-budget] Though by spending more money on tax-collection enforcement, the IRS could take in more money, any increase in the IRS's budget is going to be tough sell for the Trump administration. By Bob Adelmann
[image: texas-county-sues-state-attorney-general-over-election-records] Travis County, Texas, is suing State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to avoid releasing election records sought in a Public Information Request
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has stopped a woman’s benefits for not attending an appointment. Even though she couldn’t open the letter informing her of the appointment, because she has no hands. Disgraceful A house fire severely injured Tina Leslie as a baby. It left her with life-changing disabilities, and having to live without […] The post Woman with no hands had her benefits stopped because she couldn’t open a letter [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
The three great questions of Brexit are: What will get worse? What will get better? What will stay the same? The government has promised that in the first instance everything will stay the same. At least in terms of legislation. The Great Repeal Bill will transfer all existing EU law into UK law. UK politicians will […] The post If the government is serious about Brexit it needs to listen to these people appeared first on The Canary.
Eagle-eyed readers have noticed something odd about two headlines from The Guardian. And it’s likely to leave the paper’s journalists and editors a little red in the face. The Guardian malfunction What’s scarier to you? The history of the Russian Revolution, or the rise of modern day Nazis? For most, the answer would be the latter. But […] The post Um… There might have been a malfunction at The Guardian [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.
After many stories of a very different kind, the Quanta Magazine finally published a story about some exciting work done by top theoretical physicists based on some precious and ambitious old ideas: Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’ Natalie Wolchover wrote a story about bootstrap which contains lots of the right information – old basics as well as some cutting-edge research in recent years – and it's sort of incredible that there are no serious bugs in her text, as far as I can see. *Her story also boasts this periodic animated GIF with 16 frames which is cool by itself...more »
Trump's notion of limitless executive authority has been pretty clear for a while now. His attacks on judges who ruled against him are a clue, for starters. The Trump administration actually argued in court that his executive orders are not subject to judicial review, and in a comment that would make David Addington blush Stephen Miller asserted that "The president's powers here are beyond question." Obviously, the courts disagree. But now we're seeing the strategy for getting around the judiciary: make it irrelevant to the practical result. The other day the DHS released revised g...more »
By Paul Homewood As well as their main dataset of sea ice extent, NSIDC also have Arctic data from MASIE, (Multisensor Analyzed Sea Ice Extent). The two datasets are not directly comparable as they are calculated in different ways. In addition, MASIE data only starts in 2006. Nevertheless, as even NSIDC themselves accept, it […]
*Yes, health care can be this simple. We just have to choose it. Californians will be able to choose it very soon.* *by Gaius Publius* As we wrote recently, California has a unique opportunity to both resist the Ryan-Trump destruction of the ACA and establish a state-wide single-payer health care system. Two state senators have introduced legislation to do just that. Emily Green, writing at the SF Chronicle: *California legislation would create single-payer health care system* *A push for a single-payer health care system in California is making a comeback.* State Sen. Ricardo L...more »
Methinks the insane hysteria over Russia needs to stop. It probably will not. For reasons of domestic and imperial politics the American public is again being manipulated into a war frenzy by Washington and New York. It is stupid, without justification, … Continue reading →
Hi all, Today’s the day! The ISA Online Media Caucus (OMC) Online Achievement in International Studies Awards Reception is TONIGHT. It’s the best party in town with the best people. Food and drink will be tremendous. If you miss it, SAD. Seriously, 7:30 pm in Holiday 1. Come to see your friends win prizes, watch […]
CNN (Screenshot by Censored News) http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/us/dakota-access-pipeline-evacuation-order/?sr=fbCNN022217dakota-access-pipeline-evacuation-order1100PMVODtopVideo&linkId=34784064 ================== Police sweeping through Rosebud Camp at 4 pm. Johnny Dangers reporting live said at 4:30 pm: The Oceti Oyate Camp is being destroyed by police and bulldozers currently.
A Chinese-built fence near a concrete marker depicting the North Korean and Chinese national flags with the words “China North Korea Border” at a crossing in the Chinese border town of Tumen in eastern China’s Jilin province. *South China Morning Post*:* China will take ‘necessary measures’ in event of regime collapse in N Korea, says defence official* Defence spokesman Ren Guoqiang affirms military will safeguard security and sovereignty China will take the “necessary measures” to safeguard national security in the event of the collapse of the neighbouring North Korean regime, a ...more »
Irrespective of how successful Donald Trump's Presidency may be, he is an enemy of the powers-that-be and *they will not rest* until he is destroyed. This is war and there can be only one winner, the American Republic or the elites who control it. As I write here in the Spring of 2017, that contest is far from over and the outcome remains in the balance, however there are some encouraging signs. Elsewhere on the planet, there are people trying to take back their governments. BREXIT was a good sign. A change of sentiment across all of Europe has the elites concerned. It's not just ...more »
[image: teachers-ousted-from-classroom-for-supporting-immigration-law] While deporting the criminals known as illegal aliens now inspires protests, deporting from class teachers who express support for immigration law is often considered just — even when they express their opinions on their own time.
[image: an-in-depth-look-at-the-first-dhs-immigration-memorandum] *The New American *takes an in-depth look at the first of two memoranda released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday dealing with President Trump's policy shift toward following and enforcing federal immigration laws.
[image: maryland-assault-weapons-ban-upheld-by-appeals-court] The majority’s reasoning in the February 21 *Kolbe v. Hogan* decision by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, could carry the case to the Supreme Court on appeal.
*"Trump Just Blew The Dog Whistle On a Market Top"* by Karl Denninger "A few minutes ago President Trump said deficits are out of control. He’s right, of course. In point of fact *the real deficit increase was $1.4 trillion last year*. How do we know this? Because debt to the penny (an official Treasury site) tells us exactly how much the federal government has “borrowed.” I put “borrowed” in quotes for a reason: Banks, including the Fed, do not actually lend out deposits that were previously made. Instead what they do is push a button, credit your account and cover the reserve req...more »
*Click image for larger size.* "The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart" - https://www.theburningplatform.com/ ◆ Lest we be remiss, let's not lose perspective and forget the $1.5 QUADRILLION derivatives bubble: • “The Horrific $1.5 QUADRILLION Derivatives Bubble” - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ • “Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For” - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ • “Derivatives: “$1.566 QUADRILLION, and Counting…” - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ Any questio...more »
*"Virtually Everyone Agrees: * *Current Stock Market Valuations Are Not Sustainable; A Great Crash Is Coming"* by Michael Snyder "Current stock market valuations are not sustainable. If there is one thing that I want you to remember from this article, it is that cold, hard fact. In 1929, 2000 and 2008, stock prices soared to absolutely absurd levels just before horrible stock market crashes. What goes up must eventually come down, and the stock market bubble of today will be no exception. In fact, virtually everyone in the financial community acknowledges that stock prices are irra...more »
*"Will the Establishment Stab Trump in the Back?"* by Bill Bonner "The public spectacle continues… There are so many ways to look at it, we scarcely know whether to laugh or gasp. On Friday, President Trump took the sound and fury up a notch by way of his Twitter account: ‘The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!’ *Ranting and raving: *Here at the Diary, we offer no news. And no opinions. We just try to make sense of it all. We do so by comparing what is going on today to other events…other people…an...more »
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a performance given with splendor at the People's Theatre on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State Merited Chorus in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA/Reuters) *BBC*:* North Korea says China 'dancing to the tune of the US'* North Korea has lashed out at its only international ally, China, accusing it of giving in to American demands. Last week, China announced a ban on coal imports during 2017, in response to North Korea's continuing ballistic missile tests. The statement did ...more »
The night before the crucial by-elections in Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland, BBC Newsnight ran a segment on Stoke. This triggered a significant backlash on social media from Labour supporters and people from Stoke. Both groups felt the segment misrepresented the town, its politics, and the issues at play in the election. BBC Newsnight on Stoke The […] The post BBC Newsnight accused of ‘selective’ and ‘biased’ coverage the night before two crucial votes [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
A video has emerged which shows the owner of a shire horse breeding farm confronting a huntsman. It’s tagged as being recorded by the Cheshire Monitors. The landowner featured is very clear about his annoyance. And he also speaks as if fox hunters trespassing is a common occurrence. The video The video was uploaded to […] The post Landowner tells ‘f*cking ignorant’ fox hunters where they can go [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has accepted a donation of £300,000 from Max Mosley, raising serious questions about a conflict of interest. Half a million pounds The register of members’ interests [pdf p433] published details of the donation, showing Watson accepted £300,000 from Mosley, declared on 10 February. This is the second donation from the […] The post Why has Max Mosley given Labour’s Tom Watson £300k? appeared first on The Canary.
An MQ-1B Predator from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Detachment 1 sits on a ramp, Feb. 3, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys) *Military.com:* *Strike on ISIS Drone Cell Highlights Airman's Novel Intel Methods* It all started with a small tip of intelligence. A U.S. airman in Virginia spotted a piece of intel thousands of miles away. Ten days later, warplanes bombed 11 sites in the Middle East where American military officials say Islamic State militants manufactured deadly drones. The operation -- detailed for the first time by Air Force officials...more »
The Iraqi forces’ (ISF) statements either by officers or even official ones have become so unreliable that they cannot be trusted unless pictures are posted on social media or a western reporter confirms them. For example, on February 20 a police major told Bas News that the Rapid Reaction Division was attacking the Ghazlani camp on the outskirts of southern Mosul. On February 21, a source told AIN that the camp had been liberated. February 22, the Joint Operations Command officially announced that the Rapid Reaction Division and Federal Police were assaulting the facility, and mov...more »
Obamacare won't be riding into the sunset, Republicans will. Image via EvilSpeculator.I've long been convinced Republicans would not be able to repeal the Affordable Care Act because they don't have any ideas for that promised replacement—they can't come up with any ideas virtually by definition, because the parts their constituents want to keep are dependent on the parts they're committed to getting rid of—but I haven't been smart enough to see how it works out in a practical sense, in the sausage-making process. This is now coming clear, in a series of Tweets by the genial young ...more »
An article in my local paper offered some stark statistics about the long-term economic impact of neoliberalism and the financial crisis it wrought upon working class Americans' standard of living: Liz Weston (February 22, 2017). How to put more into pockets of working-class Americans. The Arizona Republic, 14A-15A. The working class- defined as households earning between $23,000 and $40,500 in 2013 - lost more than half of its wealth between 1998 and 2013, according to Federal Reserve statistics. The whopping 52.7 percent drop in this group's median net worth compares with a 19.1...more »
Smoke is visible at TEPCO's Niigata nuclear plant but "no radiation" released: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170223/p2g/00m/0dm/083000c NIIGATA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Smoke emerged at a service building of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on Thursday but it quickly halted after a firefighting effort by workers, its operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said there was no radiation leak in the incident. The utility has not identified the cause of the incident. The plant operator confirmed smoke coming out around 3:25 p.m. from ...more »
*Reuters*: *Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base* U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city. Elite Counter Terrorism forces advanced from the southwestern side and entered the Ghozlani army base along with the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun. Losing Mosul could spell the end of the Iraqi side of militants' self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, which Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared from the ...more »
*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017Part 4—Cable stars praise Levin:* Last night, Ezra Levin was interviewed, and lauded, on The One True Liberal Channel. Who the heck is Ezra Levin? He's a 31-year-old former congressional aide who woke us up in the liberal world, exactly five weeks too late. In mid-December, Charles Bethea provided an overview in this New Yorker post: BETHEA (12/16/17): *On Wednesday, around 7 p.m., a Google document entitled “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda” began making the rounds online. Its origin was the Twitter account of Ezra Levin,* ...more »
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Frances Ryan discusses the precarity facing far too many UK residents who are a single missed bill payment away from financial disaster: There are now 19 million people in this country living below the minimum income standard (an income required for what the wider public view as “socially acceptable” living standards), according to figures released by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) this month. Around 8 million of them could be classed as Theresa May’s “just about managing” families: those who can, say, afford to put food on the table ...more »
The visitors of this site are no stranger to discussions surrounding the imminent coming of artificial intelligence. Many arguments that surround AGI/ASI are typically polarized; either emphasizing the catastrophic risks associated with the technology or with possible utopian futures that may be ushered in. In either case, two things are almost universally agreed upon by experts in the field of AI 1) that AGI will almost certainly be developed by the end of the century (with ASI perhaps not long after) and 2) that the development and creation of AGI/ASI should be beneficial – i.e....more »
Here, on how Justin Trudeau is about the least plausible possible advocate as to the importance of building trust in leaders and public institutions. For further reading... - The text of Trudeau's Hamburg speech is here. And both Paul Wells and Susan Delacourt wonder whether it signals a shift in the Libs' plans, though the more plausible reading looks to be that it merely reflects the gap between their rhetoric and actions. - Daniel Tencer rightly argues that if Trudeau was serious about empowering the public, the last thing he'd be doing is pushing the CETA and other trade deals ...more »
China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of the South China Sea, in this photo taken in December 2016. *VOA*:* Southeast Asia, China Move Toward Elusive Deal to Avoid Conflicts in Contested Sea* TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A group of 10 Southeast Asian nations will try again this year to sign documentation for a code of conduct aimed at preventing mishaps in the fractious South China Sea, as many have formed new bonds with Beijing despite its extensive, controversial maritime activities. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will make ...more »
US-NATO are intercepting Russian and global communications and militarizing the island of Svalbard in violation of Norway-Russia treaty that outlaws military use of the island. In his landmark book entitled 'The Satellite War' Norwegian journalist Bard Wormdal reports the following about Svalbard: - Svalbard is the best location for a ground station serving Polar-orbiting satellites....Only Svalbard is situated close enough to the North Pole to enable a ground station to download data from all [satellite] flights overhead....The satellites can be controlled and data...more »
Last week, we wrote about a somewhat remarkable retraction, of a 15-year-old paper by a current U.S. senator who used to be a mathematician. At the time, we were a bit perplexed by the language of the notice, which the senator — who helpfully took our call — couldn’t answer, since he wasn’t involved in […] The post “False” results in retracted paper by senator are inaccurate, not fraudulent, say editors appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*Popular Mechanics:* *Air Force Accidentally Sends out Missile Attack Warning* Complete with an inexplicable emoji. A U.S. Air Force fighter wing in Germany accidentally sent out a missile attack warning to its members last week, warning that a missile was inbound and urging recipients to take shelter. The warning was rescinded eight minutes later. The missile attack warning flashed across screens of computers at the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base. The warning consisted of the words: *Inbound Missile. Severity: High: Type: Other. Missile Inbound. Seek Shelter Immediat...more »
Air quality stations in Norway, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain have detected the presence of Iodine-131 at low levels *Daily Mail:** US 'nuclear sniffer' plane flies to Norway - where radiation particles spreading across Europe were first detected - as mystery still surrounds the source * * WC-135 Constant Phoenix was deployed to RAF Mildenhall in Britain last week * Plane detects radiation from explosion in the air, used after Chernobyl disaster * Comes after spike in the levels of radioactive Iodine-131 in Europe was detected * Radioactive particles ...more »
I was skipping around the HBO channels the other night, looking for something to watch before going to sleep. Bill Maher popped up on the screen-- with neo-Nazi publicity hound Milo Yiannopoulos and I quickly moved on to Alien vs. Predator. Until the last few weeks not many Americans knew who Milo Yiannopoulos was. Essentially a social media troll, he tries, tries, tries to be outrageous enough to get famous. It finally worked-- and he was kicked off this year's CPAC program, had his book deal with Simon and Schuster cancelled and was forced to resign as a senior editor from crazy...more »
"By lighting them on fire we send their smoke up like prayers. By lighting them on fire we ensure these structures go out in dignity. " Leading up to today Water Protectors and Indigenous Peoples at Oceti Sakowin/The Big Camp, have been lighting their traditional dwellings on fire. This morning, Indigenous Rising spoke with Darren Begay who has been managing the Navajo style structures at Oceti. He told Indigenous Rising Media that as this forced evacuation grew nearer, he consulted with elders from his ancestral lands and they all agreed that based on the behavior of the law enf...more »
I spotted that there were problems on the M80 on twitter – a road that goes from us to Glasgow, so I immediately started looking into it. Eventually, as things quietened down I remembered the Scottish government have this site … Continue reading →
There are two things that occur with annoying regularity in Scotland: the first is some inane politician going on about the effects of “global warming”and and the other is absolute chaos on major motorways when we get snow. Of course … Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau went to Washington a couple of weeks ago. His mission was to keep the border open. But, with Donald Trump as president, having an open border has taken on a whole new meaning. Bill C-23 -- which has not yet been passed -- allows American border guards to act within Canada. Emilie Taman writes: What many Canadians don’t know is that our government is about to hand significant powers over to the Trump administration that will allow American border security officers to arrest Canadians on Canadian soil. We should all be scared. Since taking office in January, Trump has...more »
“We are game-playing, fun-having creatures, we are the otters of the universe. We cannot die, we cannot hurt ourselves any more than illusions on the screen can be hurt. But we can believe we’re hurt, in whatever agonizing detail we want. We can believe we’re victims, killed and killing, shuddered around by good luck and bad luck.” “Many lifetimes?” I asked. “How many movies have you seen?” “Oh.” “Films about living on this planet, about living on other planets; anything that’s got space and time is all movie and all illusion,” he said. “But for a while we can learn a huge amount and...more »
*"How to Lift Your Mood? Try Smiling!"* by John Cloud "My personal trainer sometimes gives me an odd piece of advice during workouts: "Relax your face." For a long time, I found this advice confusing. Isn't physical exertion supposed to be expressed in grimaces? I thought of the face as a pressure-relief valve that helps emit the pain the body is experiencing. But the trainer suggested I think about it the other way around- that controlling the face can help control the mind. I was skeptical until I read a paper in the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," a peer-reviewed...more »
*“Stress: Are You Sick With Worry?”* by Jordan Lite “You're probably familiar with the insidious effects of stress on your sleep quality and its link to anxiety and depression. Now growing body of evidence suggests that stress can take a physical toll, too, damaging everything from your heart to your immune system. It may even shorten your lifespan. "Chronic emotional stress can affect virtually every organ system in negative ways," says Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif. "But stress is not simply a function of...more »
Nigel Farage found himself entirely out of his depth when up against Channel 4 News correspondent Ciaran Jenkins on 22 February. The former UKIP leader misrepresented data to claim Sweden was the rape capital of Europe due to Muslim immigrants. A claim that was soon to be taken apart entirely. The Sweden incident On 20 February, […] The post The confrontation between Nigel Farage and a... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
For the first time, this week, I invited a guest back to discuss some of the things that we didn’t get to last time. Colonel Charles Halt, who was at Bentwaters, near the Rendlesham Forest, had wanted to discuss some of the misinformation or maybe more accurately, disinformation that had come out about the case. You can listen to both the Halt program here: https://youtu.be/lQXAFe-8CpQ and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEp8htP6O_g First, though not necessarily first in the program, I wanted to make sure that Halt accepted the idea that what he had seen was not the lightho...more »
By Kevin Barry Today, a groundbreaking new study of the overall health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children has been released to the public for the first time. The critically important new pilot study has been posted on line. The paper...
NOTE: A Vax/Unvax study is finally available. Dan Olmsted would be proud today, don't you think? Thanks to everyone for their continued work on the front lines of the Rebel Alliance. We published this study today, please share the results...
Published on Feb 22, 2017 Lindsey Bruce for Liberty Writers reports, James O’Keefe, leader of the organization “Project Veritas”, is known for exposing corruption on a massive level. You may remember earlier this year when O’Keefe caught Democrats sending fake protesters to start violence at Trump rallies. Read More/Source/Credit(FAIR USE): – https://libertywritersnews.com/2017/0… end
*Proponents of ‘Diversity’ Tried to Force My Religious Group Off Campus* Recent news about U.S. colleges has not been flattering. We’ve seen a tidal wave of stories from campus protests and violent riots, to sexual assault and purported millennial “safe spaces.” But obscured by the attention-grabbing headlines is the reality that many students are actively engaged in campus communities that foster cultural and intellectual diversity, encourage innovative thinking, and create opportunities for enriching and helping others in their campus communities and around the world. I know, ...more »
*Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA* President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama's climate change agenda with several other regulations. Trump is expected to soon issue the orders targeting regulations put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan, which directs states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The EPA climate plan was halted a year ago by the Supreme Court until the courts can rule on litigation by 28 state attorneys ...more »
[image: 1_ VIEW-web] Designing a house form that works and that can be replicated to produce variety is fun, and economical, but not straightforward. [image: 7_VIEW I-web] This project, by Organon Architecture, has 36 houses of two types; two types whose lower floors are identical and whose upper floors differ only in their orientation – and in that difference lies the difference that *produces* the difference: two house types in which the way they come together creates the *structure* of the composition, produces the interest, creates (with the simple form becoming complex by...more »
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public/Philip Bratby http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/450m-lost-over-failed-green-power-programme-n7hf0h6ht From The Times: Britain is wasting hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising power stations to burn American wood pellets that do more harm to the climate than the coal they replaced, a study has found. Chopping down trees and transporting wood across the […]
By Paul Homewood https://uk.news.yahoo.com/antarctic-ice-sheet-smallest-ever-002800989.html From Yahoo: A few days ago, the US National Snow and Ice Data Center announced that the Antarctic sea ice contracted to just 883,015 sq. miles, which is the smallest on record. Experts assert that, if changes are not made to pollution and our fossil fuel industry, a […]
It's odd that Donald Trump was never called a racist until he became the Republican Party's Presidential candidate and then President of the United States of America. When I say odd, I do of course mean entirely predictable...
Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *China's Second Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Complete (And 4 More Could Be Coming)* According to Chinese state media, Beijing’s first domestically built carrier is nearing completion at Dalian. The vessel—which is expected to become operational in 2020—will be launched soon. Thereafter, the new carrier will spend roughly the next two years being outfitted with various systems such as sensors and other hardware. Compared to the Liaoning—which was rebuilt from the decaying hulk of the Soviet Kuznetsov-class Baku—th...more »
*“Scariest Thing You Will See Today”* by Scott Adams "I can’t tell if this secret video is real, but it purports to show a scientist proposing to develop a military-grade virus that would eliminate extreme religious thoughts in people as a way to end terrorism. The scary part is that it would probably work. We know which parts of the brain deal with religious thoughts, and apparently we know how to make a virus that would mess with those parts of the brain. Free will is an illusion, obviously. Otherwise scientists couldn’t change someone’s religion with a virus. But they can.Scienc...more »
*From Jenna Orkin TED talk: How FBI Creates Terrorists * The damage done when corals die is even worse than scientists previously thought The US has nearly 56,000 structurally deficient bridges — here are the states with the most Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart after appearing to condone sex between 'younger boys and older men' Bolivian farmers threw dynamite and fireworks at police during protest over cultivation of cocaine's base product Hands Of Kim Jong Nam's Killers Were "Coated With Mystery Poison" A senior Yemeni general has reportedly been killed in a Hou...more »
*Rick Berger, RCD*: *Fixing the Navy’s Carrier Gap* For almost two months, the United States Navy has operated without its required aircraft carrier in the Middle East and Europe. These continual carrier “presence gaps” should not surprise us; they represent a voluntary choice by a Navy asked to do too much with too little for too long. And while Pentagon leadership and combatant commanders have agreed for years that the Navy requires at least twelve carriers to keep three deployed at any one time, appropriators long ago failed to fund a carrier fleet of that size. Today, Presiden...more »
The take home that i have been arguing for years is that all commodities are replaceable with substitutes and some human imagination. Mostly the work has been long done. Even plastics can be replaced with plant based products easily enough when we choose. Price structures are continuing to slowly trend downward on a decadal basis. Knowing that it is easy to spot pricey corners that must finally break. Much of what we traditionally did was simply expensive in terms of labor input. New methods are inevitably more productive and cheaper. This may not be initially better but tha...more »
Really interesting. The animal was chasing and pacing the car. When the observer stopped and got out they actually eyeballed each other. This is as good an eye witness report as one can get. There is no plausible alternative here. Anyway this is the Giant Sloth again and it avoids real confrontation. It is an ambush hunter after all. That we have a lot of drive by sightings in Ontario is no surprise as most of this is country roads making walking unattractive. .. *Upright Canine Encounter Near Brighton, Ontario * *Monday, February 13, 2017 * *Davis from Toronto, Canada ...more »
[image: Geert Wilders has ignited controversy] Of course it is. Nazism was a rip off of Islam to begin with, but it arose in a vacuum which allowed it to hide its real agenda which was more in Hitler's mind anyway. Islam has centuries of effective practice behind it and it is all about betraying a host society. Ignoring or denying this actually is treason. That outrage is heard is merely the standard response by the fascist thugs supporting Islam. Closing Mosques is certainly an excellent start. however i would never ban the Koran. Instead i would insist that the Koran ...more »
I think that this is a great idea, but not so much as for pollination as for disease and bug management. The natural bee population recovers smartly once we stop spraying and we are now slowly transitioning over to organic systems. Having smart bees is a real solution for organic systems. Having millions of bees out grooming your crop every day is a great leap. . . *Japan has just invented Robo-bees that can legitimately pollinate the earth * *By Stefan Kostarelis* * http://www.techly.com.au/2017/02/10/these-robo-bees-may-one-day-pollinate-the-earth/* *In an example of l...more »
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water -- key to life as we know it -- under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zon...more »
https://youtu.be/Jxgy6MXzVmA I hope that you remember Project Veritas's expose of the Democratic Party during the recent US Presidential Election. It seems as though they may have another expose and this time it's of a major news organisation. I'd like that to be the biased BBC but CNN will do. Fingers crossed...
*Washington Free Beacon*:* Iran Renews Destructive Cyber Attacks on Saudi Arabia* *Tehran strategy seeks takeover of oil-rich U.S. ally* After a four-year hiatus, Iran recently resumed destructive cyber attacks against Saudi Arabia in what U.S. officials say is part of a long-term strategy by Tehran to take over the oil-rich kingdom and regional U.S. ally. Late last month, the Saudi government warned in a notice to telecommunications companies that an Iranian-origin malicious software called Shamoon had resurfaced in cyber attacks against some 15 Saudi organizations, including gov...more »
You know that feeling when someone asks a question and you realise that your great new theory of science is wrong. You thank them for their observation … and then kick yourself for being such a dumb arse. And then … Continue reading →
What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology “cancer alarm” that scans for traces of disease in the form of special biomarkers called exosomes. In this forward-thinking talk, he shares his dream for how we might revolutionize cancer detection and, ultimately, save lives.
Betsy DeVos reportedly felt "uncomfortable" with Trump's plans to undo protections for transgender students. Betsy DeVos Reportedly Felt "Uncomfortable". A parent has launched a lawsuit against the wrestling league because a transgender teen won... Transgender Kenosha teen's win not based on federal order Cinemas across the US to screen 1984 in protest against Donald Trump (UK) The Crying Game: 25th Anniversary Edition 14 TV Shows That Broke Ground With Gay and Transgender Characters Transgender woman punched on Albany's Central Avenue Democrats to test Virginia's GOP ...more »
U.S. Senator John McCain speaks at the opening of the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder *Wall Street Journal:** John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment* *The senator travelled to Kurdish-controlled Kobani, U.S. officials say* WASHINGTON—Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) secretly traveled to northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish fighters at the forefront of the push to drive Islamic State out of their de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. officials. The...more »
"I'm a political refugee from Iran. I've been to prison, I've been under Islamic law and I know how it starts and I know how it ends. And it always starts, for some reason, with the unity of the left and Islamists... and I'm beginning to get really scared.... It looks like they're going to basically appease Islamists just to not raise any ruckus, they're going to appease them step by step and they're not going to stop. They see it as a sign of weakness, so they're going to take more and more... " https://youtu.be/pYPy_68TbWo Listen to all of those interviewed in that piece of vox ... more »
"Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent The base Injustice thou hast done my Love: Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress, And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd; Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd." - William Congreve, "The Mourning Bride", 1697
*Ed Klein, Townhall*: *When It Comes to Chaos, Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents* If you get most of your news from the mainstream media, you might come to the conclusion that the first month of Donald Trump’s administration is unique in the annals of presidential chaos and incompetence. Rather than the “well-oiled machine” touted by Trump, the press portrays his presidency as a jalopy full of circus clowns. But is that true? Are Donald Trump’s stumbles really unique? Have previous presidents been paragons of proficiency and professionalism who’ve gotten off to a smooth st...more »
Published on Feb 21, 2017 Israeli forces have detained nearly 20 Palestinians in fresh raids into several cities in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian prisoners’ society says the arrests were made in Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, and Hebron, also known as al-Khalil. Several of the detainees were former prisoners in Israeli jails. Israeli forces raid […]
Published on Feb 22, 2017 The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), one of the principal members of the US intelligence community, has been the “world’s leading illicit drug trafficker” for decades, an American analyst says. end
Published on Feb 22, 2017 The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Robert Piper, has visited a village where 140 structures, including a primary school are at risk of demolition. The UN says Israeli officials have over the past week issued dozens of demolition orders threatening nearly every structure in a part of […]
Taiwan Joins Global War On Cash: Plans To Ban Cash Purchases Of Houses, Cars, & Jewelry by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com The cancerous virus of freedom-destroying worldwide cash-bans – in the name of fighting terrorism – has reached Taiwan this week. With the aim of ‘preventing money-laundering’, Taiwan may ban cash purchases of properties and luxury […]
Revelation 9:4-6New King James Version (NKJV) 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for […]
Donald Trump is Correct: I Live in an Immigrant Area in Sweden And It is Not Working Well by http://nyheteridag.se// SWEDEN Is Sweden having major difficulty handling the immigration? Yes. Looking out the window of house my house in a migrant dominated area is all I need to see the problems. Almost every evening cars are set […]
Not everything you hear on *The Daily Politics* is necessarily true. A report from Copeland on Tuesday's edition saw BBC reporter Jenny Kumah telling us that "The Liberal Democrats came third in the last General Election here". No, they didn't. They came fourth, behind UKIP, and lost their deposit.
It's still extremely curious how media organisations - from Sky to ITV News, from the *Times* to the *Guardian* - are consistently referring to the ex-Guantanamo terrorist Jamal al Harith as "Jamal al Harith", only noting in passing that he was born as "Ronald Fiddler". The BBC, in contrast, is still sticking with calling him "Ronald Fiddler", only noting in passing that he changed his name to "Jamal al Harith". The corporation is standing out like a sore thumb over this. Last night's BBC One *News at Ten*, for example, reported his name like this: - A political row has erup... more »
It is one of nature’s ironic mercies that the same disease responsible for disfiguring Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman’s face left him blind, thereby sparing him the sight of his Gorgon-like features. The sheik died from complications of that disease – diabetes – at age 78 in a federal prison cell in North Carolina, a peaceful end to a long life largely devoted to terrorist violence. He had lived at taxpayer expense for roughly one-third of that life. For the better part of a decade prior to his June 1993 arrest, Sheik Omar had covertly been on the federal payroll as a CIA asset. Abdel-...more »
There was a startling BBC News website article a couple of days ago, Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism, that certainly did seem to be pushing an agenda more than it was simply reporting. As well as quoting lots of criticism, including "scathing" attacks, on Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka, the closing paragraphs of the piece positively drip with innuendo: Mr Trump's condemnation comes after days of criticism that his administration lacked a plan to deal with a recent spike in reports of anti-Jewish threats. Last week, when he was asked about the matter during a press...more »
Screen capture from Heather's web site.... There is a new web site from Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf. Its http://unidynomics.info. You might want to check it out. The site is terse and brief, my sense is that it is directed more at specific particulars that need need some personal instruction to come up to speed very rapidly in "unidynomics". More content may be forthcoming. She's has a very interesting birth document there, including a baby picture. Heather did not have, until a few years ago, documented proof of her birth name. It had been deeply buried in the systems. ☻☻☻ PS:...more »
[image: john-mccain-the-anti-conservative] Senator John McCain receives friendly airtime and is relied upon for his perspective because of his willingness to stand apart from true conservatism — which is based on the U.S. Constitution’s limitation of the federal government.
He confirmed that suspicion on Wednesday afternoon by tweeting a picture of himself in front of a screen that says 'CNN tapes' with the text 'Tomorrow. #CNNLeaks' *CNN*: *Conservative provocateur targets CNN with secret recordings* Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe is setting his sights on CNN. O'Keefe said in a telephone interview with CNN on Wednesday that he has "a few hundred hours" of "secretly recorded material" from inside the network. "We're calling it CNN Leaks," he said, drawing inspiration from WikiLeaks' document dumps. He said "part one" would be published Thursd...more »
*February 23, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Breitbart News is what many on the right side of America's controlled political paradigm consider "real news" versus the "liberal media's" "fake news." However, in reality, Breitbart is a textbook case of what is called "cognitive infiltration." It is the establishment's attempt to reassert itself, its narratives, influence, and agenda amid an information space increasingly decentralized and controlled by genuine alternative media. In order to do this, Breitbart poses as "alternative media" itself, taking on a "conservative" identity to ...more »
*“A More Terrifying Enemy on Our Ranch in Argentina”* by Bill Bonner ‘I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm.’ - Creedence Clearwater Revival "We rushed down to Virginia last week with the sound of an angel band playing in the background. Mother was on her last breath…ready to give up the ghost at any minute. But she surprised us again. ‘Am I dead yet?’ she asked, regaining consciousness. ‘No…not yet,’ we replied. Not only was she not dead, she was also very much alive. Unable to move…breathing only with the help of an oxygen concentrator…and eating nothing but Jell-O,...more »
*We Are The Mighty*: *This is why Bunker Buster bombs are made from spent howitzer barrels* It was a common sight during Desert Storm: grainy black-and-white footage of an Iraqi bunker or hanger slowly getting closer and closer to the screen. Munitions with cameras fed the footage of new, precision-guided “smart bombs” to Americans watching the war at home. Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Army used underground facilities beneath layers of sand and reinforced concrete to protect his command and control centers, research labs, and ammo dumps. The U.S. military tasked its defense apparatus t...more »
Using the internet is what matters. Woman on laptop via shutterstock.com Being able to connect to the internet is crucial for many rural Americans. It allows them to buy goods and services that may not be available locally; market their own goods and services to a much larger area; connect remotely with health services that previously required several hours’ worth of driving; and even telecommute. Academic studies have found that broadband access led to more new businesses in rural areas, and that high levels of broadband adoption were associated with increased median household inco...more »
*-by Melody Siegler* One of my best friends in graduate school was Jack. He was a serious scientist-- an accomplished scientist-- way more accomplished in his field than most graduate students of our cadre in Biology. Also, he was amazingly expert in old music, old 45s. And, who knows what else. He related well to everyone in the Department. And, he was always wonderful company. Jack had a health problem-- he had been born with various defective heart valves. But, by some miracle, the
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.