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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

24 February - Blogs I'm Following

00:33 am MST  Feb 25

BINGO! 2 million hits

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 21 minutes ago
*This blog announces that it has had 2,000,000 hits.at 6 PM AST*

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 49 minutes ago
Did you know that #Afghanistan's Special Forces now operate independently on 80% of their missions? We are here in their support #ForAfg pic.twitter.com/fv4O8BNGEc — Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) February 24, 2017

Global mistrust for Trump grows, and even Russia questions his ability [TWEETS]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 1 hour ago
In our regular TrumpWatch section, we look at another week of Donald Trump’s America. This week, Trump’s relations with Russia have soured. But that hasn’t led to him getting along better with any other countries. This is how his fifth week played out. 18 February – Accountability Vice President Mike Pence said that the US […] The post Global mistrust for Trump grows, and... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Donald Trump is trying a move from Hitler’s playbook, and the media gifted it to him [OPINION]

Ben Janaway at The Canary - 1 hour ago
‘Fake news’ is more than just a nuisance. It’s a destructive lie. But as figures like Donald Trump show, people will believe anything if told enough times. What’s worse is that Trump is now trying a move from Hitler’s playbook. And it was the mainstream media that gifted him with the opportunity. It’s now the […] The post Donald Trump is trying a move from... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

This Sentence Sums Up What Cyber-Warfare Is Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Cyberwar games at the United States Military Academy. (Photo: Michael Falco for The New York Times) *Business Insider*:* This top military officer perfectly captured the strange nature of cyber warfare in one sentence* SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The US military recognizes cyber as a war fighting domain in the same league as ground and air war now, but its unique nature can be a bit hard to comprehend. Fortunately, Coast Guard Vice Adm. Marshall Lytle gave the perfect analogy that demonstrates how unique, and difficult it can be, for the US military to operate in the cyber realm. "Cyberwa... more »

The Ovarian Cancer-Talc Connection

Roxanne Porozinski at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 hour ago
Class-action lawsuits were making America Great Again longbefore it was a thing. Attorneys activelysolicit anyone involved (or maybe might be potentially involved) in a particularevent, and get them all in one place to file a chunky lawsuit. This gives a little fuel to the lawsuit forobvious reasons, and is appealing to the “victim(s)” because they do not haveto shop out an attorney, and they get to commune with others that were also “victimized”. All they have to do is sit back and collectthe check. While it seems like apossible lottery ticket based on the marketing from the co... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin during the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall on the Defender of the Fatherland Day. February 23. © SPUTNIK/ MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV

Netanyahu Calls for Pardoning Convicted Soldier for Killing Palestinian

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 23, 2017 The Israeli prime minister says he is still in favor of pardoning a soldier convicted at a court for killing a wounded Palestinian execution style in the street. Benjamin Netanyahu’s remark comes despite international criticism of the Israeli court’s ruling on the killing of Abdul Fatah Sharif by Elor Azaria. […]

Dozens of German Tanks Arrive in Lithuania for NATO Deployment

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 Military equipment from the mechanised infantry battalion of the Federal Defence Forces of Germany, the Bundeswehr, arrived at Sestokai Train Station in southern Lithuania from Grafenwoehr in Germany on Friday. end

WHOA! President Trump Just Revoked Obama’s Ruling on Transgender Bathrooms! Parents Are Cheering!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 Lindsey Bruce for Liberty Writers reports, When president Obama was in office, he introduced guidelines for public schools forcing them to let young boys use the restroom and even shower in the same locker room as girls. Parents across the nation were outraged. If schools didn’t comply with King Obama’s […]

Horror on Gaza Beach: New York Times Photographer Witnesses Israeli Killing of 4 Palestinian Boys

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jul 17, 2014 http://www.democracynow.org – Israel says it is considering a new ceasefire proposal from Egypt that would take effect on Friday. There is no word yet from Hamas, which rejected the last proposal on the grounds its leaders were never consulted and the terms would have allowed for the continued siege of […]

Le Pen: Finish with Bureaucratic Monster, Artificial Construction Called the EU. Ie. “It’s Time to Kill the EU!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has set out her foreign policy goals. In a speech in Paris, she criticized the European Union and NATO, and raised concerns that Russia is being mistreated both by France and the EU. end

James O’Keefe Goes to War With the Mainstream Media

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 23, 2017 James O’Keefe has put out a $10,000 bounty to anyone who will bring him evidence of media malfeasance. end

CNN: More Fake Than You Thought

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 In an attempt to smear CNN or Project Veritas, fake news turned out to be true. CNN gets exposed more and more everyday as fake. end

CNN Cuomo Defends Men In Girl’s Bathrooms

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 Disgusting Chris Cuomo is advocating for men in girl’s bathrooms and says that if a young girl doesn’t want to see a penis it’s because her father is a bigot. end

Trump Declares War On Enemy Mainstream Media At CPAC

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Beware of the Illuminist MSM. The Satanic methods are: subtlety and deception! – Revelation 12:9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 13:14 And he deceives […]

THIS Is the Banking Cartel’s BIGGEST FEAR

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 As Gold & Silver Burn Higher, Dubin & Fund Manager Dave Kranzler Reveal the Cartel’s BIGGEST FEAR: – MOMENTUM * “They’re Selling the Crap Out of Miners!” * Gold & Silver Roar Higher Friday As Gold Bursts Through $1250/oz, Silver Rises * to $18.40…Yet Shares Lag Significantly & Are Hammered […]

NBC News Using Children for Anti-Trump Propaganda

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Sheeple: naive, gullible, easily deceived, useful idiots complicit in their own destruction and the destruction of others. People with an amazing ability to accept any amount of BULLSHIT. end

White House Bars CNN, NYTimes, Others From Media Briefing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
White House Bars CNN, NYTimes, Others From Media Briefing by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Just a few hours after Trump warned during his CPAC speech that “we’re gonna do something about the media”, he did just that after the White House barred a number of news outlets from covering Sean Spicer’s Q&A session on Friday afternoon. […]

Beyond Fake News… How Google Just Became FAKE SEARCH by Blacklisting Independent Journalism

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Google is, of course, NSA! Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency! – Beyond Fake News… How Google Just Became FAKE SEARCH by Blacklisting Independent Journalism by Mike Adams, http://www.naturalnews.com/ (Natural News) You’ve already heard about FAKE NEWS, the mainstream media’s repeated fabrication of false facts portrayed as real. Who can forget […]

Russia's Air Force Wants A New Next-Generation Stealth Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© Photo: militaryrussia.ru *Sputnik*: *Russia's Next-Gen Stealth Bomber to Replace Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160 Planes* Developers of the Russian new-generation strategic bomber, known as the Advanced Long-Range Aviation Complex (PAK DA), have defended the preliminary design of the project, according to Evgeniy Fedorov, scientific director of the Russian State Research Institute of Aviation Systems. According to him, the Defense Ministry submitted very strict requirements for the new aircraft. "The military mentioned everything they could, including a strategic bomber, an operative an... more »

Personal Hitler-- Punch A Nazi

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
I can't stop watching this video... What a pity it ends so quickly! I was involved with Depeche Mode's career right from the very beginning, when I was a dj at KUSF in San Francisco playing the "Dreaming of Me," "New Life" and "Just Can't Get Enough" singles in 1980 even before Mute (and Sire) released *Speak & Spell*, their debut album the following year. Soon after, I became general manager of Sire Records and the first task label head Seymour Stein assigned me was to "break Depeche Mode in America." Years later, when I became president of Reprise Records, the very first band I... more »

The U.S. Navy Has Figured A Way To Use Cheaper 'Dumb Bombs' Over Expensive Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Shirley Shugar, from Joppa, Ala., takes inventory of ordnance in the bomb farm aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway continuing training before deploying to the western Pacific Ocean and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas A. Groesch *Business Insider*: *The US Navy may have just figured out a way to save billions on bombs* The US Navy may have come across a common sense way to save billions on bombs, according ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Elegy for the Arctic"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Elegy for the Arctic" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DLnhdnSUVs

Germany Spied On Foreign Journalists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The BND's future headquarters in Berlin. DPA *Spiegel Online*:* Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists* Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, apparently spied on large numbers of foreign journalists overseas over the course of several years, including employees of the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times. Critics see a massive violation of press freedoms. Arnaud Zajtman, 44, is not exactly the kind of person you would mistake for a terrorist, weapons trader or drug dealer. The Belgian journalist has been reporting from Africa for almost 20 years, with a ke... more »

Wretched Access

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 5 hours ago
I. F. Stone not deciding what to wear to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, via. Just a note on the CPAC massacre of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, Politico, CNN, and whoever else was barred from Sean Spicer's press gaggle, presumably because they are the outlets developing the most damaging stories on the new administration, to punish them, and outside the issue of whether this development represents the coming of fascism, not to say that it doesn't— It shouldn't be lost on the public that the White House blackballed news orgs that are breaking stories on WH... more »

What Does Russia Want To Accomplish In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (3R) and President of Syria Bashar Assad (2L) at a meeting at the Kremlin. From right: Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. © Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti *John Irish, Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles, Reuters*: *One question at U.N. Syria talks: What does Russia want?* The first U.N.-led Syria peace talks in almost a year are in danger of getting lost in procedure, as officials obsess about who will meet whom, but behind the scenes diplomats say it's largely up to Russia to call the tune. Russia and the United States... more »

"Indian Winter" Documents The End Of Standing Rock And The Determination To Fight On

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
Meet some of the water protectors who are determined to keep the fight going beyond Standing Rock in the premiere of this new short film. On Thursday, the effort to stave off the pipeline at Standing Rock came to an end with more than 40 arrests and a smattering of burning campsites, small blazes started by holdouts. The movement of water protectors that has been occupying treaty lands in North Dakota demonstrated that for the Great Sioux Nation—as well as the many native and non-native allies that joined them—struggles for the environment, autonomy, and a new way of life cannot be... more »

Who Will You Blame When Jeff Sessions Starts Locking People Up For Smoking A Joint?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
I bet there are a lot of House Democrats relieved that they don't have to go on the record voting for or against Trump's nominees for the Cabinet From Hell. Only the Senate votes on nominations-- and all the Democratic senators had the good sense to vote against Betsy DeVos and Tom Price. These two are going to make millions of Americans very unhappy, one by screwing up public education and the other by screwing up healthcare. Even the worst of the worst reactionary fake Democrats-- a Heidi Heitkamp, a Joe Manchin, a Joe Donnelly or a Claire McCaskill knew better than to hitch a ... more »

Musical Interlude: Robert Palmer, “Sailin' Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Robert Palmer, “Sailin' Shoes- Hey Julia- Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNw8U4aCgjE

A Review of Judis' "The Populist Explosion"

James Heiser at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: a-review-of-judis-the-populist-explosion] In a book published prior to the November 2016 elections, John Judis explained why populism — especially when it promotes a conservative agenda — is gathering support in the United States and Europe, threatening to overturn the “neo-liberal consensus.”

Tonight's Movie Is 'Eight Iron Men'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: Eight Iron Men is a 1952 American World War II drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer.[1] It stars Bonar Colleano, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin and Richard Kiley. The screenplay by Harry Brown was based on his 1945 play A Sound of Hunting, which had featured Burt Lancaster during its short run on Broadway. *Read more *.... more »

Draconian Bill Will Allow Cops to Arrest Peaceful Protesters & Seize Their Assets

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 6 hours ago
[image: protesters]This state's proposed legislation would have everyone participating in or planning a demonstration charged with racketeering — and have their assets seized by authorities.

Let Trump Ban Establishment Media And Strike Deadly Blow Against Access Journalism

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
The real grist for stories will continue to come from sources in the Trump administration, who make disclosures to the press. The post Let Trump Ban Establishment Media And Strike Deadly Blow Against Access Journalism appeared first on Shadowproof.

Why does everyone say inequality is falling, when it's rising? Because they're only counting incomes, not all wealth (property, pensions, etc.)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 7 hours ago
Inequality has reduced! No it hasn’t. Yes it has! I heard Dimbleby say it on Question Time. And the Lefties all nodded solemnly. “...the statistics show the gap is narrowing” David Dimbleby 2nd February 2017 That’s because they‘re all clueless. Never! They don’t realise they’re only talking about income inequality, not wealth inequality. What’s that? Wealth inequality

Peer reviewed study: We Know What Really Causes Climate Change (And It Has Nothing To Do With Human Beings)

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 7 hours ago
Occurrence of interglacials over the past 800,000 years.As reported by the Daily Wire: A new study produced by a University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientist and Northwestern astrophysicist presents an explanation of the fluctuations of the earth's temperatures that *global warming alarmists are going to make sure to bur*y: The cycle of changes in the climate over the millennia is a result of changes in the amount of solar radiation, in part caused by small changes in the orbits of Earth and Mars. While the notion that the impact on earth's orbital cycle on solar radiation levels... more »

Powerful Photos of the final hours at Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
On Thursday morning, law enforcement entered the Oceti Sakowin camp to do a final sweep before officially shutting it down, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline. The Oceti Sakowin camp was the largest of several temporary camps on the northern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Protectors have been living on this land for months, in support of members of the Standing Rock Sioux. The North Dakota Joint Information Center reports that 46 people were arrested. Others left the camp voluntarily throughout the... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*David Gilbert, VICE News:* *Advancing: Iraqi forces recapture ISIS-held airport and military base in western Mosul* Iraqi forces made significant gains Friday in their mission to retake Mosul, taking back total control of the city’s airport as well as the Ghazlani military camp. Having already captured the eastern part of the city, Iraqi forces are now focusing their efforts on retaking the west, where entrenched Islamic State fighters remain well-armed. The terrorist organization is trying to hold onto its last major urban stronghold in Iraq. Iraqi forces, backed by coalition fo... more »

US Commander Votel in Northern Syria Meeting With PKK/YPG

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*I don't bother with the bogus SDF label whatsoever!* *Votel is in northern Syria, meeting with PKK/YPG, when "ISIS" targets Turks in Syria's al Bab, immediately after Turkey claims success* - Car Bombs (2) Kills Dozens Near al- Bab: A Response to the Capture? - Why Does Turkey’s Capture of Syria’s Al Bab Matter? *The top US military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria *on Friday to meet a US-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State (IS) group, the group's spokesman said. *General Joseph Votel,* who heads US Central Command (Centcom), *met... more »

Trump reveals his ‘enemy of the people’, and it’s got the media petrified [VIDEO, TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 7 hours ago
On 24 February, Donald Trump doubled down on a claim he’d made days before about certain media outlets being the “enemy of the American People”. At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the US President said: A few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people. And they are. They […] The post Trump reveals his ‘enemy of the... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. *Click image for larger size.* This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the... more »

"Once We Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our touch, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - e.e. cummings, (1894-1962)

The Poet: Charles Simic, “The White Room”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The White Room”* “The obvious is difficult To prove. Many prefer The hidden. I did, too. I listened to the trees. They had a secret Which they were about to Make known to me- And then didn't. Summer came. Each tree On my street had its own Scheherazade. My nights Were a part of their wild Storytelling. We were Entering dark houses, Always more dark houses, Hushed and abandoned. There was someone with eyes closed On the upper floors. The fear of it, and the wonder, Kept me sleepless. The truth is bald and cold, Said the woman Who always wore white. She didn't leave her room. The sun p... more »

Don Miguel Ruiz, "The Four Agreements"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Four Agreements"* “Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive- the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” • *Don't Make Assumptions.* Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. • *Always Do Your Best. *Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstan... more »

"A Complete Substitue..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life." ~ Andrew Brown

"The Fleeting Happiness of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Fleeting Happiness of Life"* By Jocelyn Soriano "The truth is, there is no one place, however we may envy it, which would be indisputably good for us to occupy; much less for us to remain in. The zest of life, like the pleasure which we receive from a work of art, or from nature, comes from undulations –from inequalities; not from any monotony, even though it be the monotony of seeming perfection. The beauty of the landscape depends upon contrasts, and would be lost in one common surface of splendor. The grandeur of the waves is in the deep hollows, as well as the culminati... more »

Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Expectations?

David LePoire at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 8 hours ago
News concerning Artificial Intelligence (AI) abounds again. The progress with Deep Learning techniques are quite remarkable with such demonstrations of self-driving cars, Watson on Jeopardy, and beating human Go players. This rate of progress has led some notable scientists and business people to warn about the potential dangers of AI as it approaches a human level. Exascale computers are being considered that would approach what many believe is this level. read more

Labour and Insecurity

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Two opposing stories have emerged about Labour's defeat in Copeland last night. The first is Jeremy Corbyn was a drag on the doors and cost us the seat. The second is Labour's vote saw long-term decline under Jamie Reed, because he was really a Tory. The former requires stuffing the latter down the memory hole. The latter demands ignoring the reception on the doors and the awful polling. For anyone trying to understand what's going on and to address the pickle our party is in, neither of these are particularly helpful. Jolly old Lenin was fond of noting that one should try being a... more »

Did a Study Prove That Airport Scanners ‘Rip Apart’ Your DNA?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
To paraphrase the actual scientists involved with the research: "No."

World News Briefs -- February 24, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iraqi air force hits Islamic State inside Syria for first time* Iraqi warplanes have struck Islamic State targets inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad by the group, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday. It appeared to be the first time Iraqi jets have conducted such raids across the border. A Syrian source said the strikes had been coordinated with Damascus. Islamic State, which is now on the defensive after losing control of eastern Mosul in Iraq to a U.S.-backed Iraqi military offensive, has claimed responsibility for several car b... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
Hooverphonic - You Love Me To Death

Full Speech: Donald Trump at CPAC 2/24/2017...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*excellent!* *It's the weekend so pour yourself a cocktail and relax with Donald. * I wonder how many of the people in the audience were the same ones who were booing at the mention of his name last year?

Friday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Paul Wells discusses how the Justin Trudeau Libs have been reduced to bluster and reannouncements as a substitute for their promise of improved equality. And Michael Harris notes that some of the people who were crucial to Trudeau's election in B.C. are seeing through his dishonesty. - Meanwhile, John Paul Tasker reports that a year has passed since the federal government was ordered to stop discriminating against children on reserve. And APTN highlights the fact that the federal government has absolutely no idea when it might deign to comply wit... more »

Is Secession a Solution to Cultural War?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: is-secession-a-solution-to-cultural-war] A new federalism — a devolution of power and resources away from Washington and back to states, cities, towns and citizens, to let them resolve their problems their own way and according to their own principles — may be the price of retention of the American Union.

Trump Criticizes “Fake News” and Unveils Ambitious Plan at CPAC

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: trump-criticizes-fake-news-and-unveils-ambitious-plan-at-cpac] President Trump received a warm response from an enthusiastic crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he unveiled a very ambitious plan.

The War Between The Main Stream Press And The White House Has Just Gone Nuclear

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*New York Times:* *White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing* WASHINGTON — Journalists from The New York Times and several other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps. Reporters from The Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing. Aides to Mr. Spicer only allowed in reporters from a... more »

What does Joan Didion's 1970 Gulf Coast road trip have to do with Tuesday's episode of "The Real O'Neals"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*On the day of *KENNY*'s sister* SHANNON*'s confirmation, boyfriend* BRETT * (Sean Grandillo) approaches* KENNY* (Noah Galvin) in the hallway of St. Barklay Church, carrying a small gift-wrapped box. (Watch the clip here.)* *BRETT*: Hey! *KENNY*: Hey! [*They kiss.*] *BRETT*: I brought a gift. Is that weird? *KENNY* [*smiling awkwardly*]: No, great wrapping job! [*Pause, turns serious*] Uh, look, I have to talk to you. *BRETT*: Okay. *KENNY*: Yesterday, you said, 'I love you.' Which, which was so incredible to hear. And then I said it back. Which wasn't [*hesitates*] entirely true. *B... more »

Video -- Grandma Regina Brave 'You Keep us Strong with your Prayers'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Grandma Regina Brave was arrested during the militarized police raid on Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock on Feb. 23, 2017. She was among the first of 45 arrested, and has been released. Listen to her words.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“You don't have to take everything so seriously. Life isn't black and white, answers aren't always yes or no, and absolutely nothing has to happen today. Act when you're ready. Be led by your feelings. And the next time someone wants to fit you into a mold, just tell 'em that your jeans are in the wash, your angels are at the mall, and Oprah's on the other line. You're a spiritual being on an eternal quest in a love-adventure you get to design. Do it your way.” “Fuzzy as dice”, The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

"We Have To..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“We can win. We can lose. We can fall down. We can get up and do it over again, better. We can go for it as if we have nothing to lose, knowing we have everything to lose. We can tear up a dance floor and put it all back together again. We can talk loud in public. We can be fierce. We can be small. We can be mighty. We can be too much. We can be just enough, just in time. We can. We have to." - Bill T. Jones

Ken Loach throws his weight behind an important event that’s been banned for the last two years

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Award-winning film director Ken Loach has endorsed an event that’s been banned for the last two years. The conference is about Israel, its “exceptionalism”, and international law. The University of Southampton was due to host it in 2015 and 2016. But the university reportedly faced pressure from lobby groups and government ministers. So it cancelled […] The post Ken Loach... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Did the Supreme Court ‘Advance’ a Motion to Nullify the 2016 Election?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Multiple web outlets asserted the Supreme Court "advanced" a petition to nullify the 2016 election but failed to mention the action was automatic.

Democratic Congressmen Busted Planning to Assassinate Trump?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A fake news site concocted a story blaming two non-existent lawmakers for a plan to attack the president.

‘Pro-Trump’ Russian Flags Confiscated at CPAC

David Emery at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Small Russian Federation flags with 'Trump' imprinted on them were distributed on the CPAC floor by anti-Trump pranksters, but were rounded up quickly by staffers.

aswan to amman

laura k at wmtc - 10 hours ago
I’m writing this in a run-down hotel room in downtown Amman, the capital of Jordan. It’s been a long day, but we are finally showered, fed, and in bed, and looking forward to going to Petra tomorrow -- the reason we are in Jordan. * * * * Something I forgot to mention about Abu Simbel: there is a lot of graffiti chiseled into the rock, on the monument itself, especially on the standing figures in the first chamber. There are names and dates from 1812, 1847, and other 19th Century years. In case you imagine that people “these days” are less respectful than they were in ye olden time... more »

China Tells U.S. That North Korea's Nuclear Program Is Not Their Problem

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
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) in Pyongyang on February 23, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS *Reuters*: *China say North Korea's nuclear plan is a problem between U.S. and North Korea* China on Friday dismissed renewed pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over its role in North Korea, saying the crux of the matter was a dispute between Washington and Pyongyang. ... more »

Use of the ‘last hope’ antibiotic soaring in English hospitals

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 10 hours ago
We should be "terrified" that prescriptions of colistin are rising steeply, say experts, as it's evidence of an increase in the most dangerous types of superbugs.

The Activism of Jesus and the Placebo Effect by Rocket Kirchner

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
by Rocket Kirchner Writer, Dandelion Salad Rocket Kirchner (blog) Rocket Kirchner (youtube channel) February 24, 2017 Over the years my conversations with fellow activists that don’t believe in miracles has been an interesting one. In regards to myself and my conversion to Christ in 1974, I have spoken of my experience in this regard as […]

Photos: Military Assault on Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud Camps, Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Militarized police needlessy ripping open tipi above. . U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter hovered overhead most of the day. U.S. military assault on Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud Camps, Feb. 23, 2017 Photos Rob Wilson Photography

Bill to Eliminate Environmental Protection Agency Introduced in Congress

Christian Gomez at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: bill-to-eliminate-environmental-protection-agency-introduced-in-congress] On February 3, 2017, freshman Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced H.R. 861, a bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (also known as the EPA). Representative Gaetz's bill, which is only one sentence long, states, "The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

Americans Eating Out Less Thanks to Higher Prices

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: americans-eating-out-less-thanks-to-higher-prices] A Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Tuesday revealed that one-third of U.S. adults are eating out less frequently than they were just three months ago. Two-thirds of those staying home said it was because of higher restaurant prices.

Project Veritas Exposes CNN: More Than 100 Hours of Secretly Recorded Audio

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: project-veritas-exposes-cnn-more-than-100-hours-of-secretly-recorded-audio] Project Veritas has released more than 100 hours of secretly recorded audio from CNN’s Atlanta headquarters. The recordings — made in 2009 — demonstrate the liberal bias, dishonest reporting, and lack of journalistic integrity at the media outlet President Trump has consistently called “fake news.” This first WikiLeaks-style dump is only the first half of what Project Veritas obtained from a source identified only as “Miss X.”

Mid 20thC Increase In Arctic Sea Ice

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL071941/abstract#grl55550-supinfo-0001 A new study has found that Arctic sea ice increased as much between 1950 and 1975, as it has decreased since. Since this conflicts with their unshakeable belief that GHGs are causing the Arctic to warm, they have had to concoct the nonsensical theory that the earlier increase was […]

Mohawk Nation News 'Women Titleholders Give Notice'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
WOMEN TITLEHOLDERS GIVE NOTICE Posted on February 24, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. Feb. 24, 2017. The world watches in horror as the US military commit atrocities at Standing Rock to try to kill the water defenders for a private pipeline. Automatic weapons are pointed directly at us. The presence of the military force is to continue the genocide of our people.

Pakistan Launches Anti-Terrorism Crackdown Across The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*:* Pakistan launches terrorism crackdown after spate of bloody attacks* (CNN)Pakistan's military has announced a major new nationwide operation to deal with militancy in the country in the wake of a string of terrorist attacks. The operation, called Radd-ul-Fasaad, which translates to 'Elimination of Discord,' has been launched to "eliminate the menace of terrorism," according to a statement released by the military. The announcement comes after a wave of bloody attacks has lead to mounting public criticism of the army and government. *Read more* .... *More News On Pakistan L... more »

Trump Admin Scraps Plan to Abandon For-Profit Prisons — Stocks Hit Record High

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to continue its partnership with private prisons, their stocks immediately skyrocketed.

Boycotting TrumpBoth Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, among other...

Robert Reich - 11 hours ago
*Boycotting Trump* Both Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, among other retailers, have dropped Trump brands, both Ivanka’s and her father’s. Their decisions came amid calls for a boycott against retailers that carry Trump products. Macy’s dropped Donald Trump’s clothing line early in his campaign after he called Mexican immigrants “killers” and “rapists.“ Now Macy’s is under increasing pressure to drop Ivanka’s as well. Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO, quit Trump’s economic advisory council after he was pressured by consumers and employees. That came after Trump’s Muslim ban and #deleteube... more »

Pause In CIA Arms Program Has Syrian Rebels Worried

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
A recent pause in the program has many rebels worried that the CIA has gotten new orders from President Trump. The post Pause In CIA Arms Program Has Syrian Rebels Worried appeared first on Shadowproof.

Egyptian Copts Flee Sinai After Being Targeted By Islamic State Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Image of Daesh militants in Sinai [file photo] *Naharnet*: *Copts Flee Sinai after Suspected Islamic State Attacks* Dozens of Coptic Christians have left Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after a string of jihadist attacks killed three Christians in the restive province, church officials said. On Thursday, suspected Islamic State jihadists killed a member of the minority in the North Sinai city of El-Arish and set his house on fire. About 250 Christians took refuge in the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, said church deacon and administrator Nabil Shukrallah. "They've... more »

WATCH: Cop Snaps, Pulls Gun on Tow Truck Driver for Towing Her Car — Gets Slap on the Wrist

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: tow truck]Prosecutors refused to indict a crazed cop who was caught on video pulling a gun on a tow truck driver for towing her illegally parked car.

WH Ignores States’ Rights, Cites False ‘Gateway’ Myth to Crackdown on LEGAL Pot

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: cannabis]The White House's vow to crackdown on legal cannabis is based on utter rubbish — not too mention a complete reversal on Trump's stance of state's rights.

Your rights end where mine begin...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*how hard is that to understand?* Obviously, for libtards, it's very hard to understand. We had to endure 8 years of a president who supported mobs gone wild who impeded and endangered the citizens of this country while they attempted to enjoy their daily lives. Don't they have a right to do that? So it is with great pleasure I present to you 5 minutes of sheer delightfulness as a small crowd of protesters gathered together for the nothing burger protest of "a day without immigrants" were pepper sprayed and dragged from the streets in Tucson. The aforementioned streets were popul... more »

“President Trump Announces Elite Pedophile Ring Investigation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“President Trump Announces Elite Pedophile Ring Investigation”* by Baxter Dmitry "President Trump has announced a federal investigation into the Pizzagate elite pedophile scandal involving human trafficking on Tuesday and promised to help put an end to the “horrific, really horrific crimes taking place.” The president held a short, dramatic press conference after meeting with human trafficking experts to announce that he will direct “the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies” to devote more resources and personnel to the investigation... more »

"Is Donald Trump Your President?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Is Donald Trump Your President?"* by Tyler Durden *"Warning: feelings may get hurt...* *And how you know you voted for the right candidate..."* Source: The Burning Platform - http://www.zerohedge.com/

"How It Really Is"

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

Pool party at Mar-a-Lago! With only the very best people!

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 12 hours ago
When it comes to catering to some of the very worst humanoid sick-puppets in existence, Donald Trump is one of the very best. And his ‘Weekend White House’ – the palatial estate of Mar-a-Lago – is where he does all that catering. (By ‘he‘, of course, we mean his underpaid foreign employees.) And what better way for Trump to inaugurate Mar-a-Lago […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The Trump Administration will enforce federal cannabis prohibition, but its justification is ridiculous

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 12 hours ago
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the Trump Administration will enforce a federal law prohibiting recreational cannabis in states where it is currently legal. This marks a big change from the more relaxed approach under President Obama. The justification for this enforcement comes from Spicer, who says that cannabis is linked to the country’s opioid epidemic. […] The post The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Asda is accused of ‘disgusting’ treatment of a homeless woman, but the truth may be more complex [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Social media users have been sharing a video of Asda staff apparently banning a woman from its Rochdale branch. In it, they appear to bar her for defending a homeless woman. But there are two sides to this story. A victim On Tuesday 21 February, social media accounts began posting the video on Facebook. Watch: In […] The post Asda is accused of ‘disgusting’ treatment of a... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

MPs unite to send a massive up yours to parliament’s least democratic member

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 12 hours ago
MPs on all sides of the chamber just united to send a massive ‘up yours’ to parliament’s least democratic member. MPs voted on whether to ratify the Istanbul Convention on 24 February. The ratification bill, tabled by SNP MP Eilidh Whiteford, essentially commits the UK to taking steps that will bring violence against women closer to an […] The post MPs unite to send a... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Transpicuous News Feb 24 2017: NASA's News & Newt Builds a Snowman

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 12 hours ago
In this episode of the weird wacky and just plain stupid, I'll be discussing Trumps "Climate Change" agenda, The Saudis working directly with AlQaeda in Yemen, Newt Gingrich's holiday, ....and of course, I'll take the piss out of NASA. d News Links for this Episode of Transpicuous News: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/building-global-community/10154544292806634/ http://russia-insider.com/en/washington-wants-coalition-sunni-regimes-fight-iran-tehran-would-completely-crush-them/ri18978 https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/saudi-coalition-forces-al-qaeda-launch-join... more »

Trump better stay the hell out of Oregon

Geezer Power at Home Nature Report - 12 hours ago
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We Have Studied the World. President Trump Should Too.

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
This is an open letter signed by US international affairs scholars to their fellow citizens. If you hold a PhD in international relations or an extant field and wish to add your name to the list, please tweet #StudytheWorld with your name and institutional affiliation or send this information in an email to ir.scholars.openletter@gmail.com. Dear […]

Climate: America elected Donald, not Ivanka, Trump

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
A week before the inauguration, I mentioned that Rex Tillerson was basically the main honorary climate alarmist in the Trump administration. Well, it is true if you only look at the official "secretaries", not all the people who have lots of genuine power. If you look at all the people, the main obstacle for the restoration of climate sanity in the U.S. is the most beloved kid of Donald Trump among the five, Ivanka Trump. She isn't a lukewarmer like Tillerson – she is a downright climate alarmist. Because Melania Trump stayed in New York with her and the president's son Barron, Ivan... more »

Report: Attackers saw off Jewish man’s finger, beat his brother near Paris per The Times of Israel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
'Two Jewish brothers said they were abducted briefly and beaten by several men in suburban Paris in an incident that ended with one brother having his finger sawed off by an assailant. The brothers were hospitalized in what was described as a state of shock following the incident Tuesday night in Bondy. A casereport published Thursday by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, based on a police complaint by the alleged victims did not specify their medical condition. The kippah-wearing brothers, whose father is a Jewish leader in Bondy, were forced off... more »

Pentagon Changes Rules Of Engagement In The Battle For Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* From the AP .... *U.S. changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq* (Military Times/AP). In short .... U.S. and western coalition forces are now embedded on the front-lines, and when contact with the enemy is made .... calling in air strikes to eliminate the enemy are expedited. On a side note .... critics on the U.S. led bombing campaign are raising concerns .... *US-led coalition is 'killing more civilians than Russia' *(The Telegraph).

NASA still in charge of the "Distract Humanity with BS" file (and tax-funded budget)

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*NASA poster - All it has ever done is fake stuff* I wonder how much the above glossy NASA poster of fake people looking at a fake extra-terrestrial horizon cost to produce. A kazillion dollar$? The universe is the limit with the preposterous NASA fakery that these covert NASA fraudsters are producing and passing off as "science" to the public, all with taxpayer dollars. Ever since I started this blog I've been telling folks my opinion of "Never A Straight Answer" NASA. It is possibly the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on humanity....all at taxpayer expense. From their Apollo Pr... more »

Overreach Can Be A Two-Way Street

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Two things are likely to kill the House Republicans in the 2018 midterms: Trump and overreach by Ryan and his team. And the worst possible GOP overreach will be-- as you've probably been noticing of you've watched the news on the town halls around the country-- health care. If the far right fringe of the House Rep[ublicans-- and by far right fringe, we mean something between 65% to 80% at this point-- pushes the party to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a satisfactory replacement and tampers with Medicaid and Medicare in the directions Paul Ryan has been pushing for years, t... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates February 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Map showing the latest advances made by Iraqi forces and allies in the battle to retake Mosul from the IS group https://t.co/MivDRzhdbJ pic.twitter.com/pNihg1aEWa — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 24, 2017 *CNN*: *Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance on suburbs in city's west* Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi forces have pushed beyond Mosul International Airport and a nearby military camp and are preparing to move on the southernmost neighborhoods of western Mosul, Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Friday. The command released a map showing the progress as its forces embark on the se... more »

Was the ‘Catch Me Outside Girl’ Arrested for Prostitution?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Reports that "Catch Me Outside Girl" Danielle Bregoli was arrested for prostitution were fake news.

Iraq Carries Out Airstrikes For The First Time Against Islamic State Targets In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post*:* Iraqi jets strike Islamic State in Syria for first time as troops advance in Mosul* IRBIL — Iraqi warplanes have conducted airstrikes on Islamic State targets inside neighboring Syria for the first time, Iraq’s prime minister said Friday, vowing to chase down the militants “everywhere” as Iraqi forces opened new fronts in the city of Mosul. The strikes in Bukamal inside Syria — and Hussaiba on the Iraqi side of the border — were carried out by U.S.-supplied F-16 fighter jets in response to bombing attacks in the capital Baghdad, said Prime Minister Haider al-A... more »

President Trump Demands The FBI To Stop Leaks To The Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2017 find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2017 *Reuters*: *Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: 'FIND NOW'* U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the FBI on Friday for failing to stop leaks of national security information to the m... more »

The Dream Catcher

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
*The Pipeline* Maybe it's just me, but I find it ironic that those (hippies) protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock turned the area they were protesting in into a "muddy cesspool of human waste and hazardous fuels". To be fair to them the Occupy Wall Street (hippies) did the same thing to the area where they protested in New York City. (Fox News)...North Dakota originally offered protesters a carrot. If they agreed to leave peacefully, they would receive a hotel room and bus ticket to anywhere in the U.S. As of Wednesday night, none had taken it. They also offered ... more »

Fmr Clinton Fundraiser Releases Secret Video Over Fears They May Have Him ASSASSINATED

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: clinton]Former friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton who was indicted for illegal fund raising for them made this video to release in case they killed him.

World News Briefs -- February 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraqi forces push into first districts of western Mosul* U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces advanced deeper into the western half of Mosul on Friday one day after launching attacks on several fronts toward Islamic State's last main stronghold in the city. Troops had recaptured Mosul airport on Thursday, an important prize in the battle to end the jihadists' control of territory in Iraq. Counter-terrorism forces managed on Friday to fully control the Ghozlani army base, pushing deeper toward the southwestern districts of Tal al-Rumman and al-Mamoun, a military spokesman ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receives applause as he guides the multiple-rocket launching drill of women's sub-units under KPA Unit 851, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) April 24, 2014. Reuters *Business Insider*: *U.S. Navy fleet commanders: The next conflict hotspot is going to be in Korea* "If there’s a fight tonight, it’s probably going to happen on the Korean peninsula," said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander of 7th Fleet, in a panel discussion at the AFCEA West 2017 conference. Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of 3rd Fleet... more »

Editor steps down from journal while it investigates citation irregularities

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The editor of the journal Land Degradation & Development has stepped down amidst an investigation into citation problems at the journal. The editor, Artemi Cerdà of the University of Valencia in Spain, has also disappeared from the list of editors at two journals published by the European Geophysical Union, which recently announced that one of its […] The post Editor steps down from journal while it investigates citation irregularities appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Did Thousands of Marines Apply for White House Detail After Trump Became President?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
An oddly specific image claims that 13,506 Marines applied to work the White House detail in a single week.

Did President Trump Make It Legal to Dump Coal Mining Waste Into Streams?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A joint resolution headed for President Trump’s signature would repeal a law that limited mining companies’ ability to dump earthen mining waste into streams, but this resolution actually represents a return to a status that has been in effect, intermittently, since 1983.

Mortgage Delinquencies Begin an Upward March

Walter McLaughlin at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: mortgage-delinquencies-begin-an-upward-march] FHA delinquency rates increased to 9.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 8.30 percent in the third quarter. Is a recession around the corner?

Police Kicked Out of School Because Illegals Might Fear Them

Selwyn Duke at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: police-kicked-out-of-school-because-illegals-might-fear-them] There’s no more “safe space” for law-abiding citizens than when the police occupy part of it, but this didn’t stop a New England school district from ending a program designed to build bridges between children and law enforcement.

The media are blaming Corbyn for losing Copeland, but the facts tell a very different story [TWEETS]

Tom Wall at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Media pundits and commentators all seem to agree that the Conservative victory in Copeland is a humiliation for Jeremy Corbyn. But Labour’s troubles in its heartlands long predate its current leader. Blame game The Guardian pointed the finger at Corbyn. The paper’s North of England correspondent, Josh Halliday, reported that Corbyn had suffered a “humiliating by-election defeat”. Heather... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Glasgow is testing a revolutionary idea, which could change the benefits system in this country forever

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
The City Council of Glasgow has approved a resolution to proceed with a workshop on the design of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot study. The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) previously published a report on UBI. Its authors argued that UBI is not an airy-fairy utopian vision. They say there is a strong practical case for […] The post Glasgow is testing a revolutionary idea, which could... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Marsha Blackburn Contracts Trump Lying Virus

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Despite the fact that Marsha Blackburn comes across as a Southern version of Sarah Palin (without the charm or intellect), some very creative gerrymandering of the 7th Congressional District in Tennessee has made Blackburn's seat in Congress safe, at least for now. Like many Republican (and Dem) Congressional reps home for the first time after capitulating principles in favor of Trumpism, Blackburn faced many boos and some tough questioning at her town hall this week in Fairview, a hamlet just west of Nashville. Following the lead lie by her boss, Trump, about townhalls packed wit... more »

NASA Confirms 15 Days of Darkness in March 2017?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Reports that NASA has confirmed the Earth will experience 15 straight days of darkness in March 2017 are just an updated version of an old hoax.

Neuroscientist flags errors in his days-old paper “for the sake of science integrity”

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Only days after his paper was published online, a neuroscientist has posted a comment on PubMed alerting readers to several duplication errors. Despite the issues, which the researcher says were introduced into the final manuscript after peer review, he reassured readers that they do not influence the final conclusions in the paper. On February 9, […] The post Neuroscientist flags errors in his days-old paper “for the sake of science integrity” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trump Admits Military Runs the Place, Deep State Panic Ensues

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Donald Trump's minions are once again in damage control mode, forced to rush out some alternative facts and excuses to squelch the inconvenient truths that have an increasing tendency to escape from his big fat mouth. Trump on Thursday made the big gaffe of claiming that his threatened crackdown on migrants and refugees will be a militarized operation, even though we have laws against that sort of thing in America. On the books, anyway. "We’re getting really bad dudes out of this country and at a rate that nobody has ever seen before,” Trump boasted to a gaggle of multinational CEO... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 129, Feb 23, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Iraqi police forces moving on Mosul airport (Reuters) On February 23 the Iraqi forces (ISF) attacked Mosul airport and the Ghazlani base next door. First the Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division set off from Abu Saif and took the town of Yarmouk, and then attacked Mosul airport, finding little resistance. Tanks from the army’s 9th Division supported them. On a separate axis, the Golden Division joined by the Al-Abbas Division of the Hashd took the town of Tal Rayan outside of Mosul that the Islamic State had been using as a sniper and mortar base, and then moved onto the Ghaz... more »

China Is Leading A Deadly Information War Against Japan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
YouTube *Michael Yon, Japan Forward: **The Hate Farm: China Is Planting a Bitter Harvest* Ask an American journalist, “Do you trust the Chinese government?” If the answer is yes, there is nothing more to talk about. If the answer is no, the next question is, “Do you trust them to tell the truth about Japan?” China is leading a deadly information war. The first target is Japan. The ultimate target is the United States. For more than two years, our research team and I have been warning that a Chinese radicalization program will lead to terrorism against Japanese. These predictions a... more »

Positively Arguing IQ Determinism And Effect Of Education

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
Many cannot accept that IQ is largely determined by our genes. They do not trust the research. Pointing to such research is an *argument from authority*. Moreover, the research does not explain the *mechanisms* in the social realm well, and so the research can anyway only be supporting evidence, but it is alone not convincing and we do have to ask: *Can we trust the science?* But it comes worse! read more

Will Eight On A Plate Catch On? Or Will Weak Observational Claims About Food Fail Again?

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
There are multiple food fads trying to catch on per year but as the saying goes in science, if one epidemiology study counted, everything would cause or prevent cancer. One long-held epidemiology belief is that the more vegetables you eat, the healthier your heart will be. While vegetarians and animal activists tout such claims, the actual evidence is not clear. In recent decades we've been told bacon, butter and red meat all cause heart disease. But the same groups scaremongering food have also claimed that coffee causes breast cancer, that cell phones cause all kinds of cancer, a... more »

The Pentagon 'Missile Defense' Radar in Northern Norway

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
If you look closely at the map - up in the top right hand corner on the Barents Sea - is the village of Vardo. In Vardo is the world's most advanced radar, Globus II. It turns out Globus II is a name the Norwegian military intelligence service has given to this American radar. The US military named it Have Stare. According to Norwegian journalist Bard Wormdal (author of The Satellite War), "This is a 'missile defense' (MD) radar that provides the Pentagon with the capability to initiate a nuclear first strike with less risk of suffering a counterattack. This gives the US mil... more »

A cash-strapped council offered £8.5m to a local aristocrat’s garden project, while facing £6m of cuts

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 16 hours ago
Meet the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The Duke is worth £365m – he’s richer than the Queen. And alongside his family home, Alnwick Castle, he owns an estates portfolio that includes 120,000 acres of land. But when a garden on his land needed a loan for a renovation, the council willingly obliged. The garden Alnwick Garden sits on the […] The post A cash-strapped council offered £8.5m to a local aristocrat’s garden project, while facing £6m of cuts appeared first on The Canary.

This is Why People are Angry, Cop With 90 Misconduct Complaints Promoted to Commander

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: misconduct]A Chicago police officer has been promoted to commander even though he has nearly 100 complaints of misconduct against him.

Thousands Join Campaign To Permanently Fly Aboriginal Flag On The Sydney Harbour Bridge

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
An online campaign to have the Aboriginal flag permanently flying above Sydney Harbour Bridge is gaining momentum. An online campaign signed up to by thousands is calling for the NSW Legislative Assembly and NSW Government to consider a third flag be flown alongside the Australian and NSW flags on a permanent basis. Kamilaroi woman Cheree Toka created the petition and wrote: "as Australians, we are proud of our Aboriginal heritage and we want to recognise and celebrate this heritage every day." Ms Toka said the Aboriginal flag should be flown every day. "It needs to be flown 24... more »

Committee On Climate Change Costs £3.7m A Year

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is a (supposedly) independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change. […]

They're Coming

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The world is awash in refugees. And the world is closing its eyes and its doors. Crawford Killian writes: According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, over 65 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced — the equivalent of almost two Canadas. More than 21 million are refugees, half of them from just three countries: Somalia, Afghanistan, and Syria. And more than half of those 21 million are under the age of 18. Whether we like it or not, we’re in the midst of the greatest displacement of people in human history, and it will only get worse. Climate change is mak... more »

‘My Friend Cayla’ Doll Records Children’s Speech, Is Vulnerable to Hackers

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
Consumer groups say the doll, which has a microphone and uses Bluetooth to transmit audio recordings via the Internet, poses both a security and a privacy threat.

Can Democrats Take Back The Sunbelt-- Starting In Texas?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
A few days ago we looked at why South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford has the political leeway to publicly denigrate Trump. For one thing, his coastal district is npt Trump territory. Rubio beat Trump in the primary there and Hillary won the largest county in the district (Charleston). Yesterday a poll of South Carolina voters showed that Trump's unpopularity nationally in mirrored in South Carolina. "Despite winning South Carolina by a double-digit margin in November's election, President Donald Trump is receiving the same lukewarm approval marks in the Palmetto State as the re... more »

Pregnancy and Baby Products That Will Change Your Life

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Some of the products in this post were provided for review purpose. When our older daughter was born, we were dirt poor. Like dollar menu items were considered a splurge. We had the very bare necessities, and most of them were used. When it came time for our second daughter, I knew I wanted some fantastic items that would make my life easier and healthier this time around. I have rounded up some of my very favorite baby products. From bath toys that don't get moldy inside to the ultimate in pregnancy comfort. You NEED these. *The Multi-Use Slipcovered Total Body Pillow -* It is n... more »

Car Bombs (2) Kills Dozens Near al- Bab: A Response to the Capture?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Make that 2 car bombs- Update at the bottom * *In yesterday's post addressing the news of al- Bab's capture,* *Why Does Turkey’s Capture of Syria’s Al Bab Matter?* *I inquired about the possible US response to this capture* *" Credible 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?"* *Even going so far as to leave a comm... more »

David Morgan: Brace for Stock Market Crash

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on Feb 23, 2017 Silver expert David Morgan is bullish on both silver and gold. In the short term, Morgan is more bullish on gold. But in the long term, Morgan sees silver outperforming gold three or four to one. Morgan warns of a future stock market crash. As the stock market keeps hitting […]

The F-35 Is Here To Stay

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
An F/A-18E Super Hornet Source: LT Colin Crawford/U.S. Navy *Bloomberg: **Lockheed’s F-35 Stealth Fighter Is Here to Stay* Trump has assailed the jet’s cost, but only a modest order by the U.S. Navy is really in question. As president-elect, Donald Trump wasted little time publicly questioning the Pentagon’s most expensive combat platform, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin Corp. “Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!” Trump wrote on Twitter in December. Days afte... more »

Disabled Employees and Lawyers: Beware Legal Marijuana Laws

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 18 hours ago
So I've been predicting that the Trump administration would crack down on legalized marijuana, and when I said that on NPR I was accused of being a fear-mongerer. Wednesday I spoke to a group of law students about legalized marijuana and how it affects employment law, and the first thing I said is that lawyers should beware representing marijuana dispensaries because a crackdown was coming from the feds. Alarmist? Maybe not. Because yesterday the White House announced a crackdown on marijuana use. I'm rarely proven right this quickly, so thanks? Our new Attorney General has made it ... more »

Taiwan News Latest: Incorporating 2-28 into PRC history

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
[image: DSC04769] *The 199 outside Checheng.* The PRC's incorporation of 2-28 into the CCP historical narrative drew lots of attention this week, including in my latest piece for Taiwan News. Because of the western media habit of lengthy quoting of CCP agents without comment or fact check, I wonder if... Sooner or later it will begin to find its way into articles, interviews, and similar, sometimes given the same weight as robust scholarly history from "the other side." Readers are invited to imagine what PRC state actors like Shen, often quoted at length in the western media, will ... more »

American Indian with Hands Up Tasered for No Reason in the Standing Rock Prairie Knights Casino Hotel; Pipeline Protesters-Reporters who Peacefully Evacuated Camp Victimized at the Casino Hotel

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
“If we were going to see this at the casino we should have stayed at the camp. We should have … Continue reading →

We’ve had the power to stop more NHS sell-offs for 22 days. But government officials are keeping it quiet

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 18 hours ago
The UK public has had the power to put an end to more NHS sell-offs for 22 days. But most people don’t know that, because our public servants have failed to tell us. A parliamentary committee launched a public inquiry on 2 February. The International Trade Committee invited the public to send it opinions on […] The post We’ve had the power to stop more NHS sell-offs for 22 days. But government officials are keeping it quiet appeared first on The Canary.

Paul Nuttall starts his first day as an MP

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Following a busy month in which Paul Nuttall discovered seven new planets, won a Brit award, and saved Sweden from an outbreak of invisible incidents, the popular model and physicist has been made an MP. Or at least that’s what he’s telling people, anyway. Victory! Nuttall (PN) conducted an interview an hour ago with Westminster’s […] The post Paul Nuttall starts his first day as an MP appeared first on The Canary.

The row that broke out between an ITV journalist and former Labour MP at midnight is still going [TWEETS]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 18 hours ago
A bizarre Twitter row broke out overnight between a former MP and veteran ITV broadcaster Alastair Stewart. On the night of two crucial by-elections in Stoke and Copeland, the pair managed to get in a dust-up over foxes and chickens. Foxes and chickens It was a mixed night for Labour. The party suffered defeat to […] The post The row that broke out between an ITV journalist and former... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

NHS patients still being sent to unsafe private hospital

Melanie Newman at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 18 hours ago
The NHS will continue to send patients to a private hospital found to be unsafe by government inspectors even though health insurers are boycotting it.

KMT notes + Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Wrapping betel nuts...* The KMT still knows how to play the old faction game, as the DPP lost in the most recent round of farmer's association elections... All cities and counties have a pan-blue leadership, except Taipei and Taitung County, where there is no clear political affiliation, and Chiayi County, where the DPP is in control, according to reports. The DPP’s effort to extend its influence failed completely in Yunlin County, the nation’s most significant agricultural county. The DPP aimed to seek more than half of the seats in five of the county’s 20 farmers’ associations ... more »

We're off an on Oscar-related mission!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 19 hours ago
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017No fish today:* We're off on a mission of national import, an undertaking rich with Oscar implications. We expect to post tomorrow. We'll have no fish today.

Militarized police desecrate sweat lodges, arrest elders in prayer holding up sacred pipe

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
About 200 officers took part in the operation to arrest elderly peoples, veterans and peaceful women in prayer The final holdouts at the sprawling pipeline protest camp south of here were arrested Thursday, and the authorities began using heavy equipment to tear down the remaining structures and destroy tepees on the treaty land where thousands had lived in recent months. The arrests, of 46 people, came a day after an evacuation deadline issued by Gov. Doug Burgum. Most protectors left Wednesday of their own volition, and others departed Thursday by crossing the frozen Cannonball ... more »

And They call US Emotional? The Autism Vaccine Conversation.

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Katie Wright It is ironic that when the media or medical / pharma community wade into vaccine safety discussions autism parents are frequently labelled “emotional.” This adjective is most often used to describe concerned mothers and mothers of autistic...

HuffPo Blogger Sally Beck Shut Down

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel British journalist Sally Beck wrote a well-researched article on the story of vaccine fraud and cover-up at the CDC as revealed in the movie "Vaxxed." It was published on UK Huffington. Within an hour it was removed....

After my election I have more flexibility

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Ic1oXtUhEBY A reminder of when a US President let slip something when talking to the President of Russia but most of the world's media yawned. BHO: After my election I have more flexibility. Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit the information to Vladimir (Putin). I understand you.

The $74 Trillion Global Economy In One Chart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor:* For more info .... *The $74 Trillion Global Economy In One Chart *(Zero Hedge).


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 20 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *Appeals court rules there is no Second Amendment protection for 'weapons of war' Stunning photos show Dakota pipeline protesters setting their tents on fire as deadline to leave passes The 'doomsday' vault that stores every known crop on the planet just got a delivery of nearly 50,000 seeds Taiwan Joins Global War On Cash: Plans To Ban Purchases Of Houses, Cars, & Jewelry Norway Says All Cars in the Country Will Be 100% Electric Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia, And The Petrodollar ICE Agents Take Undocumented Mom With Brain Tumor From Hospital To Detention Cente... more »

The Caledonian Party

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 20 hours ago
There is currently a “gap” in politics in Scotland which is for a party with Scotland’s best interests at heart which is not obsessive about independence nor anti business as all on the left now are. I’ve been looking for … Continue reading →

A New Form Of Body Armor?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*FOX News:* *This foam stops bullets cold and pulverizes them to dust* Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam. This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Looks promising.

Norks Used VX Nerve Agent

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said investigators were able to pinpoint the substance based on swabs taken from the eyes and face of the late Kim Jong Nam. “The chemical substance has been identified as S-2-diisopropylamino-ethylmethylphosphonothioate or ‘VX nerve agent’.” “VX is listed as a chemical weapon under Schedule 1 of the Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005 and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) 1997.” According to the Council on Foreign Relations, “VX is the deadliest nerve agent ever created. Known by its US Army code name, it is a clear, ... more »

A Week Of Poverty

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 22 hours ago
Josef Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, and Mikhail Kalinin (At 8th Congress of the Communist Party—March 1919)This is a poignant account of the terror that people experienced under the barbaric communist regime in the Soviet Union: *Early in 1921, the Red government of the Crimea declared a “week of poverty.” Soldiers went to every home in the town, and if anyone owned “too much,” the excess was taken from him to be given to the town’s poorer population. Some people were left with only the clothes on their backs. When the soldiers burst into the Rosenbaum home, they took the family’s one ... more »

U.S. Navy Tests Its Nuclear Missile Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Image Credit: US Navy *The Diplomat:* *Pacific Ocean: US Navy Submarine Fires 4 Ballistic Missiles* *The U.S. Navy conducted ballistic missile test launches from a submarine in the Pacific Ocean this month.* An Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Group 9 test launched a number of Trident II D5 ballistic missiles from submerged position in the Pacific Missile Range off the coast of California in February, the U.S. Navy announced in a press release. The test launches were conducted over a three-day period from February 14 to 16 as par... more »

3 ways to fix a broken news industry

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we’re inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news to better inform all of us about the complex issues of our time.

Pétition : Pour un plan national de lutte contre le vieillissement

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
L’élection de 2017 approche, et le transhumanisme reste peu présent dans le débat politique. Pourtant, l’humanité est capable de grandes choses quand elle s’en donne les moyens : envoyer un homme sur la Lune ou, plus récemment, le Human Brain Project en Suisse (visant à simuler un cerveau humain complet).

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/24/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
* "Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/24/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The mainstream media (MSM) is being exposed for the propaganda press it is. Trump has new guidelines to enforce immigration laws and deport people who are illegally here, and yet the MSM calls them “undocumented” or simply “immigrants.” The MSM will not use the term “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien” because it destroys the false narrative and would reinforce the idea that people break the law to come to America. Democrats and their lap dog propaganda press want illegals from foreign countries to undermine the ... more »

A Diminished Role For The U.S. State Department In A Trump Administration?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
New U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks after his swearing-in ceremony, accompanied by U.S. President Donald Trump at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky, Politico*: *Rex Tillerson Is Already Underwater* *In just a month, the tough-talking CEO has been pushed to the margins. Here's how a potentially strong secretary of state can salvage his term.* Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is winging his way to Mexico today carrying a load of troubles in his bag: His boss is in ... more »

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
[image: Rice material scientists have reinforced graphene with carbon nanotubes, creating 3D structures that can support 3,000...] This is actually amazing and unexpected. This can provide the scaffolding of hugely strong materials. Graphene has been a complete material revolution all by itself and is now finding its way into industry. Yet it is barely ten years old. . *"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight* *Michael Irving* *http://newatlas.com/graphene-reinforced-carbon-nanotube-3000-times-weight/47895/?* *Rice material scientists have reinf... more »

The Tomb of the Fairy Queen Maeve

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
*[image: Meadb's cairn at the summit of Knocknarea]* The reality of Queen Maeve would today be impossible to reconstruct unless a completely new reference source popped up. She was a source of ancient legend and then on top of that she was obviously appropriated when the surge of creative literary interest about the fairy realm arose in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and has not really died down. All that legend making surely attached itself to this obvious burial mound in Ireland. Makes a great story at least to sell tickets and yet another source of legend making.... more »

Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
[image: Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?] Likely yes. The use of clearly paid for rioters is one certain proof of this. It is difficult to put up while the media is actually drumming it all along as well. Recall that there has never been a legitimate reason this season to hit the bricks. In 1968, a draft notice was excellent cause. Not liking a political outcome is never cause except to agitators trying to overturn the government. This item reminds us of how that all worked out in the past. More troubling is that the mainstream media has become utterly irresponsible and... more »

In California farm country, Trump’s deportation threat looms large

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
The farm workers have always needed a special dispensation to protect their interests and that should include a special guest workers arrangement. I know we have done something like that in Canada and it also included proper implementation of minimum wages. That saw some prices rise but then so what!. the consumer can live with that. In fact better prices would bring out local labor as well. Labor prices and food prices are long overdue to be rationalized and faux consumer arguments need to be jettisoned. In the meantime this will shake it up one more time. * In Califo... more »

Shadow CIA Group Warns the End of the Eurozone May Be Near; Including a Collapse of the Currency

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Shadow CIA Group Warns the End of the Eurozone May Be Near; Including a Collapse of the Currency by http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/ Stratfor, referred to by Barron’s as “The Shadow CIA,” is out with a video clip providing insight into its concerns that the end may be near for the Eurozone and that the euro may collapse. end

Egypt Denies Any Plans to Give Sinai to Palestinians. The Fulfillment of Revelation 12 is Imminent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Wilderness means desert. Numbers 1:19 As the Lord commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai. Numbers 3:14 [ Census of the Levites Commanded ] Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying: Numbers 9:1 [ The Second Passover ] Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness […]

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
If anything else crosses your mind about the BBC's output, please share below.

"Worried about immigration?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The BBC's pro-immigration Home Affairs Editor Mark Easton was in typical form on last night's BBC One *News at Six* and *News at Ten* - the following report appearing on both bulletins. His contribution concentrated purely on the possible negative consequences of lower immigration, with a one-sided selection of voices and several rhetorical devices. It clearly had a purpose: *NEWSREADER*: The first official figures following last year's EU referendum show a fall in net migration to the UK - the difference between the number of people coming to live here and those leaving. It stan... more »

Has The U.S. Lost The War In The Middle East?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. soldiers gather in the town of Gwer, northern Iraq August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari /File Photo *Danny Sjursen, Huntington Post:* *The Misuse Of American Military Power In The Middle East* *Fifteen-plus years after 9/11, engaged militarily in half a dozen countries across the Greater Middle East, with no end in sight.* The United States has already lost ― its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it’s evidently still not clear in Washington. Bush’s neo... more »

Mystic David

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
David Dimbleby at 23:12 on *Question Time *last night: Fine, let's leave that and see what happens if he's *[Gareth Snell] *elected *[in Stoke], *which we think he has been. We also already hear that Copeland has been held by Labour. The Tories haven't taken Copeland. This is purely surmise at this moment. It's people at the count looking at people's faces, I suspect, and seeing whether they're disappointed or not.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport in blitz attack backed by jets, helicopters and drones. Watch AFP's video coverage: https://t.co/ZPN9J3IGhp pic.twitter.com/QOhGDXDrRa — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 23, 2017

US War on Islamic State Designed to Fail

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*February 24, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Any US general providing candid views on fighting and winning a war admit the impossibility of victory as long as the source of an enemy's fighting capacity remains intact. In fact, as an excuse for why the US is still struggling in Afghanistan over a decade and a half after initially invading the Central Asian state in 2001, US General John Nicholson blamed outsiders including Pakistan, Iran and Russia for aiding, abetting and harboring anti-US forces. No amount of military might brought to bear on forces fighting the US within Afghanist... more »

“Straightforward From Here To The Left's Fascist, Maybe Violent, Endgame”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Straightforward From Here To The Left's Fascist, Maybe Violent, Endgame”* By Kurt Schlichter "The Democrat Party, its Media serfs, and Social Justice Incorporated are all outraged because we uppity normals are again presuming to rule ourselves, and their agony is delightful. Less delightful is how, in the process of trying to claw their way back into power, they are incinerating the norms and rules that preserve our political order. That stuff Hillary babbled about honoring the legitimacy of elections? Yeah, no. There’s an invisible asterisk only liberals can see that explains tha... more »

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Logos, “Cheminement” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOuXP8aVWHU

Seeking truth among 'alternative facts'

Peter Neal Peregrine, Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies, Lawrence University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
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 »

White House Requested The FBI To Publicly Deny Media Reports Between Associates Of Trump And Russians Known To U.S. Intelligence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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's rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes

Miles Wilson, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
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 »

Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge

Adam Hahn, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
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 »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
T-50 PAK FA, a prototype fifth-generation fighter aircraft and soon to be the first operational aircraft in Russian service to use stealth technology. © PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

What Is VX Nerve Agent, And How Did It Kill The Brother Of North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysia police https://t.co/BrUVEi576o pic.twitter.com/prnj30FQZd — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 24, 2017

North Korean Leader's Brother Kim Jong-nam Was Murdered By VX Nerve Agent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
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 »

New Jersey Town Halls

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
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 »

Is U.S. National Security Adviser McMaster The Right Man For The Job?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
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 »

Did John McCain Solicit a Campaign Contribution from the Russian Government?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A letter sent to the Russian envoy in 2008 soliciting campaign contributions was an apparent error.

Will Legalizing Marijuana Exacerbate the United States’ Opioid Epidemic?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
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.

The Eve of Deconstruction

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
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 »

The Deep State Just Made It’s Move & You Are Not Going To Believe Their Plan

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

The Debate: Plight of Palestinians, Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

President Trump Relies On These Generals For Advice On National Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
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 »

Pornography: Weaponized Degeneration of the Population

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - The minds of these psycopaths are extraordinarily deviant. The post Pornography: Weaponized Degeneration of the Population appeared first on Waking Times.

A Secret History of Money Power

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. KR Bolton* - How usury became king. The post A Secret History of Money Power appeared first on Waking Times.

Bill Gates, Admitted Eugenicist Warns Bioterrorism Could Kill 30 Million

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*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.

Keiser Report: China-US Trade War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

Liz Parrish: Curing Biological Aging. Aubrey de Grey: A Post-Aging Planet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

BREAKING: Wikileaks Just Exposed A Huge Scandal in The Swedish Government And Proved Trump Right!!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

MSNBC Reporter Reveals She’s Completely Incompetent Live On Air

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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. Busted ! CNN is FAKE News!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

Pentagon Will Present To President Trump On Monday A 'Full Range Of Options' To Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Help Climate Scientists avoid Personal CO2 Emissions

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*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 »

Is Señor Trumpanzee As Much The Anti-Semite As He Appears?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*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 trope 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 Jew... more »

Did Jake Tapper Go on a Racist Tirade?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A piece of audio, supposedly of the CNN anchor screaming racial epithets, is actually recycled tape of reality show character Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Standing Rock Water Protectors Arrested in Prayer and Ceremony

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. . 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”; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“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 »

"Don't Be Neutral!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“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 »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Blessing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, "Blessing" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8vGQnQtGe4

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“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 »

"We Are Stardust..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"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 »

Chet Raymo, "Tenderness and Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"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 »

"What Will Your Verse Be?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“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 »

President Trump Wants To Expand The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Amazon Fights Subpoena for Alexa Data in Murder Investigation

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A motion filed by Amazon regarding an Alexa-related search warrant potentially establishes legal precedents for digital privacy rights.

Did a Parent Find Codeine in Her Child’s Gerber Puffs?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
According to unsubstantiated Facebook claims, a canister of the children's snack contained a codeine tablet.

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