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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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One People Show Feb 27 2017: Cleansing & Acclimatizing

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 minutes ago
It was an interesting weekend. For a lot of people, the last 72 hours has been a pretty interesting experience. From physical purging of crap, to emotional shedding of old history, to falling sideways, to feeling, seeing, hearing through to something new..... Yes a very shifting weekend! d Videos shown during the show: Video thanks to Jayling! *Lyrics: Time Warp* (Riff Raff) It's astounding Time is fleeting Madness takes its toll... (Magenta) Ahh... (Riff Raff) But listen closely... (Magenta) Not for very much longer... (Riff Raff) I've got to keep control. I remember... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
Thank you to the great presidents of our #HBCUs for their commitment to higher education. Read more here: https://t.co/m2Adyvvu6a pic.twitter.com/zjXWSX9cdE — President Trump (@POTUS) February 28, 2017 *WNU Editor:* I am surprised that they can pack that many people in the Oval Office.

U.S.House Intelligence Chairman: Hasn't Seen 'Evidence' Of Trump-Russia Contacts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 45 minutes ago
*Washington Post:* *House Intelligence chairman says he hasn’t found evidence of Trump team’s ties to Russia* Congressional Republicans are divided over how aggressively to pursue the allegations that President Trump’s associates had contact with Russia, with some lawmakers calling for a full-scale look at the former national security adviser’s communication with Russia while others say there is no evidence of such contacts. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made clear that he was more interested in nefarious reports published in the news media than in ... more »

Nick Saffran on Immigration Policy

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 55 minutes ago
The basic American Principle is the understanding that the individual is sovereign, individual rights are broad and should be inviolate, and that the only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the exercise of every individual's right. Unfortunately, few Americans understand this. Many fewer understand this in most countries of the world. What is more, not only do they recognize few if any individual rights in many countries, but even compared to most Americans of an authoritarian bent, they believe in much more brutal suppression of individual rights. In some countries, ... more »

More Research For Next Level Asperger Enhanced Thinking And Donald Trump

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 hour ago
Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) contribute to enhanced cognition and are therefore positively selected in spite of the problems they also bring along – new evidence has just been published in PLOS Genetics [1]. The problems these genes bring along are the price to pay for relatively rapid evolutionary advancements. It needs a much longer time for further natural selection to smooth the bugs out – this is all obvious, simple science. Another example is the genetic predisposition of Ashkenazim Jews to diseases such as Tai-Sachs, which comes along with their ... more »

America has not always been as welcoming to refugees as we think

Allen Wells, Professor of History, Director of Latin American Studies Program, Bowdoin College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
World War II poster. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration President Trump’s executive order to sharply restrict immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has been decried by many as reckless, punitive and even unconstitutional. Nearly half the electorate, however, applaud the president for suspending immigration even if it means turning back refugees, many of whom are innocent victims of the political violence besetting the Middle East. None of this is unprecedented. American presidents have periodically curtailed the entry of individuals or groups in the ... more »

The Democratic Party is facing a demographic crisis

Musa al-Gharbi, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in Sociology, Columbia University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
Will voters of the future swing left or right? Cropped from joebeone/flickr, CC BY In 2008, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama outperformed his predecessors John Kerry and Al Gore with virtually every single demographic group, handily defeating his Republican rival John McCain. This success spread to down-ballot races as well. Democrats expanded control over the House and the Senate, and they controlled most governorships and state legislatures nationwide. Many progressives came to believe these results were not a fluke. Obama’s coalition seemed to herald an emerging De... more »

Intel Committee Head: No Evidence Of Contact Between Trump Campaign, Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Intel Committee Head: No Evidence Of Contact Between Trump Campaign, Russia by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com In what will likely be a setback to the ongoing press campaign to portray the Trump administration and campaign as a Kremlin puppet, on Monday the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said he has seen no […]

Israeli Army Hits Gaza with Multiple Airstrikes, Injuring 4 Palestinians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israeli Army Hits Gaza with Multiple Airstrikes, Injuring 4 Palestinians by https://www.maannews.com/ BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli army targeted multiple sites across the besieged Gaza Strip with airstrikes and artillery fire midday Monday leaving at least four Palestinians injured, hours after an Israeli army spokesperson said that a rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open […]

September 23, 2017, Revelation 12, US Solar Eclipse – Signs in the Heavens

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 19, 2017 In this i take a look at the coming events that we will see in 2017. I start with the US Solar Eclipse and there is a link below to show viewing areas across the country. I then take a look at the alignment of stars on September 23rd, 2017 […]

Drug Companies “Buy” Positive Research Results, Reveals Shocking BMJ Study; the Entire Body of Big Pharma ‘Evidence’ Must Now be Questioned

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Drug Companies “Buy” Positive Research Results, Reveals Shocking BMJ Study; the Entire Body of Big Pharma ‘Evidence’ Must Now be Questioned by JD Heyes, http://www.naturalnews.com/ (Natural News) If you ever wanted to know why it is vital that the incoming Trump administration implement dramatic reforms of the pharmaceutical industry, this should answer that question comprehensively.To say that […]

CIA Funded Google and Facebook Shouldn’t Persecute Alex Jones and NaturalNews.com

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Google and Facebook are all Illuminist owned/controlled. They are a part of the Beast ‘666’ Network, the Global Surveillance Militarized-Police State. Who is in charge of it? No Such Agency. The sheeple are too dense to understand this. The network is already in place to implement ‘666’. Practically all the popular social media platforms are […]

FBI Directors Dispute CNN, NY Times: No Trump Investigation, Just Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
FBI Directors Dispute CNN, NY Times: No Trump Investigation, Just Fake News by Rick Wells, http://rickwells.us/ New revelations from the FBI sheds some light on the situations surrounding the New York Times and CNN frenzy to be the first to get the worst on the Trump administration, with little reluctance to completely fabricate a story if that […]

Satanists Call For Trump’s Death / MSM Officially Dead

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 27, 2017 Sunday, Feb. 26: President Trump Kills the MSM – President Donald Trump delivered yet another devastating blow to the fake news consortium this weekend by refusing to attend the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. We’ll discuss how the media is responding, how they are providing endless coverage to radical Satanists […]

IT BEGINS: GLOBALIST EU Lawmakers Call For One European SUPERSTATE. The Rise of the Endtimes 10 Horn Beast Empire!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
IT BEGINS: GLOBALIST EU Lawmakers Call For One European SUPERSTATE by Joshua Caplan, http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ Despite the utter political and economic failures of the European Union, lawmakers from across the continent are hell bent on furthering the “European Project”. The latest phase of said project is further political integration of all European states – aka – a Superstate. As […]

"This Is Your Brain On Rose Colored Glasses"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"This Is Your Brain On Rose Colored Glasses"* by Kim Luke "Sure, being in a good mood changes the way you see the world, but it also looks like it changes the way the brain works. Dr. Adam Anderson, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, has been using functional MRI to look at how the mood we're in affects the way the brain works. Anderson had people look at a picture that either put them in a good mood or a bad mood, and then had them do a simple task that measured their attention. At the same time, he looked at their brain activation levels with the f... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The F-22 was manufactured as a heavy multirole fighter for the gradual replacement of the F-15 Eagle. A total of 187 operational F-22 fighters are in service within 11 fighter wings of the US Air Force. © AFP 2016/ JUNG YEON-JE

China's Top Diplomat Meets President Trump At The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*China Daily*: *Trump holds first meeting with senior Chinese official* The United States attaches great importance to cooperative relations with China, US President Donald Trump said on Monday in his first meeting with a senior Chinese official since his inauguration last month. In their meeting at the White House, China's top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, conveyed greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping to Trump, who expressed his gratitude, and asked Yang to return his greetings to his Chinese counterpart, according to a press release from China's Foreign Ministry.... more »

Is The U.S. - Russia Nuclear Arms Control Treaty Of 1987 Being Ignored By Both Sides?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, known as the RSD-10 Pioneer, deployed by the Soviet Union from 1976 to 1988 and withdrawn from service under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. (Wikimedia Commons) *Stratfor:* *Farewell to an Arms Treaty: Analysis* *Summary* A long-embattled arms control pact signed by Moscow and Washington in 1987 took its biggest hit yet this month. On Feb. 14, allegations emerged that the Russians had deployed operational units equipped with missiles that violate the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF... more »

There Are Seventy Walls In Place Around The World To Protect National Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*AFP:* *Keep out! Border walls around the world* Seventy walls are in place around the world to protect national borders, compared with a dozen in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, according to researcher Elisabeth Vallet of Quebec University. As US President Donald Trump moves to build a wall along the Mexican border, here are other significant frontier barriers around the globe: *- US: extending existing barrier -* One third of the 3,200-kilometre (2,000-mile) US border with Mexico is, in fact, already protected by a fence. Authorised by US President George W. Bush and compl... more »

Guess Who Wants To See Even More Unregulated Dark Money Pouring Into Elections

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
When I talk with candidates for Congress about why they want to run, about whether motivations are, one constant I hear from virtually every single candidate is about campaign finance reform. And if the number one issue for them is, say, healthcare or national security, the number 2 or 3 issue will always be repairing a broken system that allows Big Money to buy our democracy. This is also an issue that polls well among the voting public. When Bloomberg polled the issue a couple of years ago they found that 78% of Americans-- so not just normal people but even Republicans-- want to... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Kills Robots and Defies Efforts to Solve Radioactive Water Problem

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 2 hours ago
The search for TEPCO's missing reactor fuel at Fukushima Daiichi has not proceeded smoothly as the fuel remains missing and the robotic probes continue to expire at an alarming rate. *The Mainichi *describes the challenges to robotic investigation and the relative success of human investigative means, ar great biological cost (which remains undisclosed and unremarked). In the first article, the Mainichi describes problems encountered by the robot operating in reactor 2, which encountered dents in the containment vessel while boring through it to insert a robotic camera. Apparent... more »

SpaceX Announces Plans to Send Two Private Citizens Around Moon in 2018

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
“They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission,” the company said in a press release.

Was a Game Called ‘Blue Whale’ Responsible for Dozens of Suicides in Russia?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
While certain groups on social media have been accused of promoting suicide, they have not been found to have directly caused an uptick in young people taking their own lives.

Shakespeare’s Marriage

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 3 hours ago
On 27th November, 1582, William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. In his marriage document, William Shakespeare’s name was spelled ‘William Shagspere’. In his interesting book *Shakespeare: The World as Stage*, Bill Bryson writes: “The marriage license itself is lost, but a separate document, the marriage bond, survives. On it Anne Hathaway is correctly identified. Shakespeare’s name is rendered as “Shagspere”—the first of many arrestingly variable renderings.” Bryson speculates that Anne became pregnant ... more »

"There Are None So Blind..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.” - John Heywood, 1546 Or what they willfully, intentionally choose not to know...

Why Ardern? Ask Trotter.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
For reasons of their own, on the back of her underwhelming rejection by 79% of the Mt Albert electorate on Saturday, the commentariat have chosen all week to talk up Jacinda Ardern to be deputy Labour leader, Since Chris Trotter’s motives are generally among the most transparent of the commentariat, I’ve scoured his latest Ardern hagiography to discover reasons why the young woman who’s achieved nothing in her short existence so far but a mouthful of teeth and a handful of magazine covers should be bumped up on the basis only of a lacklustre by-election. What have I been missin... more »

Shakespeare’s Marriage

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 4 hours ago
On 27th November, 1582, William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. In his marriage document, William Shakespeare’s name was spelled ‘William Shagspere’. In his interesting book *Shakespeare: The World as Stage*, Bill Bryson writes: “The marriage license itself is lost, but a separate document, the marriage bond, survives. On it Anne Hathaway is correctly identified. Shakespeare’s name is rendered as “Shagspere”—the first of many arrestingly variable renderings.” Bryson speculates that Anne became pregnant ... more »

The Poet: William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Second Coming"* "Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert A shape with lion body and the head ... more »

"A Hole in the Head"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"A Hole in the Head"* by Jim Kunstler "We need a new civil war like we need a hole in the head. But that’s just it: America has a hole in its head. It’s the place formerly known as The Center. It didn’t hold. It was the place where people of differing views could rely on each other to behave reasonably around a touchstone called the National Interest. That abandoned place is now cordoned off, a Chernobyl of the mind, where figures on each side of the political margin fear to even sojourn, let alone occupy, lest they go radioactive. Anyway, the old parties at each side of the polit... more »

"March 2017: The End Of A 100 Year Global Debt Super Cycle Is Way Overdue"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"March 2017: * *The End Of A 100 Year Global Debt Super Cycle Is Way Overdue"* By Michael Snyder "For more than 100 years global debt levels have been rising, and now we are potentially facing the greatest debt crisis in all of human history. Never before have we seen such a level of debt saturation all over the planet, and pretty much everyone understands that this is going to end very, very badly at some point. The only real question is when it will happen. Many believe that the current global debt super cycle began when the Federal Reserve was established in 1913. Central banks ... more »

NSA Chief: Cyber Isn't All That Special

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael S. Rogers speaks at the third annual Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington in September. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) *C4ISRNet*: *Cyber isn’t all that special, says NSA chief* For all the concern of cyber as a new domain and a new unique tool set, the nation’s chief cyber military officer is warning against putting cyber on a pedestal. Cyber is an operational domain in which the military does a variety of missions and functions, many of which are traditional, said Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and ... more »

Americans Can't Get A Do-Over But They Crave A Referendum On Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
It must have been extraordinarily depressing for sincere conservatives, but on Sunday, Tim Alberta, writing for *Politico* , noted that the conservative movement *is* Donald Trump. Trumpists at CPAC wouldn't have been waving Russian flags when Trump took the stage except for the fact that the flags were printed with "TRUMP" on them and "conservatives would ordinarily oppose protectionist, cronyist, big-spending, debt-accumulating policies-- if they weren’t signature stances of the new Republican president." Today, Miss McConnell lisped on leaving a meeting at the White House that ... more »

Advocates For Syrian Rebels Convince Student Group To Cancel Event With Journalist Rania Khalek

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
After pressure from zealous faction, the UNC Students for Justice in Palestine chapter cancelled speaking event with journalist Rania Khalek. The post Advocates For Syrian Rebels Convince Student Group To Cancel Event With Journalist Rania Khalek appeared first on Shadowproof.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Stella Maris”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
2002, “Stella Maris” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRk1nz5rds

Modest Proposal

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 5 hours ago
Dr. E.W. Prichard, an ex-naval surgeon who settled in Scotland as a G.P., convicted of murdering his wife and mother-in-law by poison, the last person to be publicly executed in Glasgow, in 1865. He may have killed a servant-girl as well. Now that we're going to get rid of the Dodd-Frank fiduciary rule requiring investment advisors to act in their customers' best interests—I actually heard some Republican hack on the radio saying that the rule was a limitation on consumer freedom of choice ("But I might *want* to choose an investment adviser who will use me to push up the the price ... more »

‘Media Silence’ On $12B Reduction to the National Debt During Trump’s First Month?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
While Trump cites accurate figures in a recent tweet, his assessment of their newsworthiness is far more suspect.

Teaching Democratic Erosion

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
This is a guest post from Rob Blair and Jeff Colgan of Brown University. Since Donald Trump was elected last November, there has been no shortage of commentary warning that he represents a unique threat to the quality and longevity of democracy in America. (For just a few examples, see recent articles in the New […]

Pentagon Delivers Options To President Trump To Crush The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Pentagon delivers draft plan to defeat Islamic State to White House* A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria. Davis said the plan would define what defeating Islamic State meant and was one that would rapid... more »

6 Non-“It’s Racism” Arguments to Reject Marine Le Pen

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Reports suggest a chance that French nationalist Marine Le Pen stands a chance to take out the French presidency in the 2017 elections, starting April 23rd. But there is is more to Le Pen’s appeal than just populist xenophobia. Guest poster Bill Wirtz has 6 “non-racism reasons” to roundly reject her and the ideas for which she stands.* On the road to the French presidential elections, Marine Le Pen's presidential campaign is oddly similar to that of Donald Trump: confrontation with the media, nativism, and accusations of xenophobia. To avoid creating sympathy for the far-right... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Javid Ahmad, National Interest:* *Will President Trump End the 'Total Disaster' War in Afghanistan?* *America's continued silence on Afghanistan is dangerous.* The Afghan war, now in its sixteenth year, has arguably become one of the world's most consequential conflicts. The steady stream of news from Afghanistan is as relentless as it is depressing. More important, the eerie silence in Washington, DC to discuss the future course of Afghan conflict—and America’s role in it—is deafening. President Donald Trump, now the third U.S. president to lead the Afghan mission, has called th... more »

Abby Martin and Chris Hedges: Donald Trump and Christianized Fascism

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 6 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin and Chris Hedges teleSUR English on Feb 27, 2017 For the first time in modern history, a fringe wing of Christian extremists have obtained the highest seats of power in the US government—from Mike Pence to Betsy DeVos. This new development is coupled with the emergence of the Alt Right, the […]

Quote of the day: On curing poverty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“If concern with poverty and human suffering were the collectivists’ motive, they would have become champions of capitalism long ago; they would have discovered that it is the only political system capable of producing abundance. But they evaded the evidence as long as they could. When the issue became overwhelmingly clear to the whole world, the collectivists were faced with a choice: either turn to the right, in the name of humanity — or to the left, in the name of dictatorial power. They turned to the left — the New Left. “Instead of their old promises that collectivism... more »

Ken Loach lets rip over Donald Trump, and he’s holding nothing back

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 6 hours ago
In an interview published on 27 February, award-winning film director Ken Loach made it very clear where he stands on the issue of Donald Trump. “Unite against him” Speaking to Metro just before winning the Best British Film BAFTA for I, Daniel Blake earlier in February, Loach said of the current US President: It’s abhorrent what he’s doing. The […] The post Ken Loach lets rip over Donald Trump, and he’s holding nothing back appeared first on The Canary.

Apparent US interference in the Brexit referendum raises some very serious questions

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 6 hours ago
There is now mounting evidence of US interference in Britain’s EU referendum vote. From what we already know, this could constitute a flagrant breach of UK electoral rules. Cambridge Analytica (CA) is a US company, endorsed by Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). President Trump’s adviser Steve Bannon is a board member of the company. And Trump’s […] The post Apparent US interference in the Brexit referendum raises some very serious questions appeared first on The Canary.

Brain Images Of Sharing Predicts Which Articles Go Viral

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 6 hours ago
A new fMRI study used neural activity in 80 people to accurately predict the virality of 80 New York Times health articles. Well, it's the New York Times, a top five newspaper in the U.S. so the results are going to be skewed by that, as were the articles selected; the public loves weak observational claims about health and the demographic that reads the New York Times is most inclined to believe claims about miracle vegetables, scary chemicals and diet fads. read more

The Art Of Great Writing

Alex Durig at Science 2.0 blogs - 6 hours ago
I was not supposed to start this piece using the pronoun ‘I’. read more

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen Raid Wants Investigation

Warren Mass at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: father-of-navy-seal-killed-in-yemen-raid-wants-investigation] The father of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who was killed in the January 29 raid in Yemen against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has called for an investigation into his son’s death.

Women's March Organizer Is a Convicted Terrorist

Raven Clabough at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: women-s-march-organizer-is-a-convicted-terrorist] One of the organizers for the next women’s anti-Trump march is an illegal immigrant who was convicted of terrorism. According to the *Daily Mail*, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, 69, is a former member of the Marxist-Leninist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who was convicted of killing two men in a bombing at an Israeli supermarket and is facing deportation for lying about her involvement in it in her citizenship application. Odeh and her fellow organizers are calling on women to take part in an anti-capita... more »

La La Land Starring Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
I *forced *myself to watch the Beatty/Dunaway *presentation.* There was no mistake made. Beatty and Dunaway were *reveling* *in their joke*, *on the audience*, *who are all in La La Land.** A state of unreality* * What is La La Land?* *La La Land is a very loaded term. It has a number of meanings. A reference to Hollywood. The physical locale. * * La La Land can be a state of mind - One that is out of touch with reality, choosing instead to focus on fantasies and frivolity. Like the theatre of the Oscars? * *La La Land is a place that one needs to break free of in order to be real... more »

‘Victory’ in the trade war

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Never understanding how all trade is a win-win, here’s how you’ll know the economic ignoramuses economic nationalists have achieved ‘victory’ in their trade war: [image: 16939429_1470322889666398_4403277726347832628_n] [Hat tip Learn Liberty] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Sacred Stone Camp under threat of eviction Feb. 27, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Photo Sacred Stone Camp in the beginning Standing Rock Tribe pushes for eviction of Water Protectors at Sacred Stone Camp, BIA police are Armed at Checkpoint to Sacred Stone Camp Police Raid on Sacred Stone Camp expected on Tuesday at noon Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Johnny Dangers Video: Sacred Stone Camp is under threat of a raid. Watch video of today at: https://

World News Briefs -- February 27, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee* Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State's remaining stronghold in the west of the city. U.S.-backed army and police units advanced through populated western districts, fighting tough street battles, and announced they had captured Mosul's southernmost bridge. Once repaired, the bridge could help bring reinforcements and supplies from the eastern side, piling pressu... more »

The great story of our era: Human progress

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
The great story of our era? Underneath all the bad news that makes headlines, it’s been the steady and increasingly rapid increase around the globe of human flourishing, of human progress. *Despite what we hear on the news and from many authorities, the great story of our era is that we are witnessing the greatest improvement in global living standards ever to take place. Poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour and infant mortality are falling faster than at any other time in human history. Life expectancy at birth has increased more than twice as much in the last centu... more »

On War and Money

LL at Virtual Mirage - 8 hours ago
We've been involved in a war since September 11, 2001 across the Middle East and into Afghanistan. The wars, much of which involved wasteful spending, cost the nation $6 trillion. The Iraq War was unnecessary then but under the theory, "you broke it, you bought it," we're still trying to balance out that part of the world which has never ever - ever - been balanced. President Trump will ask Congress for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, some of which will go to the border wall. After eight years of gross negligence under Obama's watch and heavy depletion during the prior ... more »

Dr. Evan Adams garners national award for work in indigenous health

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
Actor Evan Adams is best known for his iconic role of Thomas Builds-The-Fire in the film Smoke Signals opposite Adam Beach. His alter ego Dr. Evan Adams is B.C.’s deputy provincial health officer responsible for indigenous health. So how does one go from an actor to a doctor or a better question is why? His family upbringing definitely had an influence over his decision to pursue post-secondary education. Adams says his siblings all have jobs where they help people so his sense of service springs from them. “I really wanted a practical skill that wasn’t related to being ‘presentat... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way. Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core and sweeping blue spiral arms, streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions. * Click image for larger size.* This deep exposure also reveals an enormous but dim arc extending far into the halo above the... more »

Chet Raymo, "Exile"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Exile"* by Chet Raymo "Are we truly alone With our physics and myths, The stars no more Than glittering dust, With no one there To hear our choral odes?" "This is the ultimate question, the only question, asked here by the Northern Irish poet Derek Mahon. It is a poem of exile, from the ancient familiar, from the sustaining myth of rootedness, of centrality. A poem that the naturalist can relate to, we pilgrims of infinite spaces, of the overarching blank pages on which we write our own stories, our own scriptures, having none of divine pedigree. Yes, we fe... more »

"Life Is Truly A Ride..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Life is truly a ride. We're all strapped in and no one can stop it. When the doctor slaps your behind, he's ripping your ticket and away you go. As you make each passage from youth to adulthood to maturity, sometimes you put your arms up and scream, sometimes you just hang on to that bar in front of you. But the ride is the thing. I think the most you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair's messed, you're out of breath, and you didn't throw up." - Jerry Seinfeld

"How to Keep Emotions From Running Your Life"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"How to Keep Emotions From Running Your Life" * by David Cain "The worst period of my life ended shortly after I made a key discovery: most of the difficult experiences in my life arose directly from my desperate need to avoid difficult experiences. At the time, I was flunking in school. I was a bad student because I avoided asking for help or revisiting concepts I hadn’t grasped the first time. I avoided those things precisely because they made me feel like a bad student. It was a perfectly self-defeating strategy, but of course I didn’t realize what I was doing until later. I h... more »

“Television is Training Me to Not Watch Television”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Television is Training Me to Not Watch Television”* by Scott Adams “Way back in olden times when there were only a few television channels, I enjoyed watching television. I was happy with it most of the time. But in recent years, my television has trained me to stop watching it. My cable company now offers hundreds of options. That means I can’t find a show within five minutes of searching, and my patience no longer lasts five minutes. My smart phone trained me to have a far shorter attention span than television demands. Mindlessly searching for TV shows among the hundreds of o... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"My Inner Demon..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"But if you can confront your inner demons-" "I did confront my inner demon. I punched him in the face and he exploded." Valkyrie had to laugh. "But now he's back." "Of course he's back. He's resourceful. He is my inner demon, after all." - Derek Landy

“J.C. Penney and Macy’s Are Turning America’s Malls Into Ghost Towns”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“J.C. Penney and Macy’s Are Turning America’s Malls Into Ghost Towns”* by William Romov “At the rate department store chains are shuttering locations, your neighborhood shopping mall will soon look like something out of a post-apocalyptic movie. On Friday, J.C. Penney (JCP) became the latest chain to announce a strenuous round of store closures and buyouts for as many as 6,000 members of its workforce in a bid to cut costs. The company expects to save as much as $200 million in annual costs by closing 13% to 14% of its stores, or roughly 140 locations, as well as two distribution c... more »

“The 50 greatest live jazz albums”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
A good list. Live jazz is often where music is being invented on the spot. But as we all know, a lot of live jazz -- post-war jazz especially -- is just several hundred minutes long of reed chewing and meandering bollocks. But for the most part this list is sound, very sound: *The 50 Greatest Live Jazz Albums* . These would be my own top favourites from the fifty: - The Koln Concert - Keith Jarrett (1975) - Benny Goodman Live at Carnegie Hall (1938) - Satchmo at Symphony Hall - Louis Armstrong (1947) - Stephane Grappelli at Tivoli Gardens (1979) - Billie Holid... more »

Is The U.S. Using A New Type Of Drone-Launched Weapon To Assassinate Terror Leaders?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Drive:* *Was A New Type Of Drone-Launched Weapon Used To Kill Al Qaeda's #2 Man?* *The images from the scene suggest an unfamiliar drone-launched weapon attacked Abu Khayr al-Masri's sedan with extreme precision and little collateral damage. * Al Qaeda's number two man, the deputy of Ayman al Zawahiri himself, Abu Khayr al Masri, was supposedly killed as the result of a drone strike while traveling in a Kia sedan near al-Mastouma, a town in Syria's Idlib province. What he was doing there remains unknown, though he is thought to have been active in Syria since his release fro... more »

Does Everything Cause Cancer Nowadays?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Pedro Aquila* - The supermarket is one of the deadliest places you can visit. The post Does Everything Cause Cancer Nowadays? appeared first on Waking Times.

Mutual grooming

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Tonight's *100 Days *featured a classic, cosy interview between two BBC reporters and a CNN reporter about how badly Donald Trump is behaving towards the media - with mutual reinforcing laughter at each other's digs at the US President. Plus, echoing Nick Robinson yesterday, Christian Fraser invited further criticism for Amber Rudd over her use of language. Quite how the BBC think their viewers perceive this level of smugness I can only guess. Here's a transcript: *KATTY KAY*: The feud between Mr Trump and the media keeps growing. On Friday several news organisations, includin... more »

Topsy-turvy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
If my Twitter timeline (which deliberately contains a variety of viewpoints) is anything to go by it's been a topsy-turvy day, politically. Many of the left-wingers I follow have been full of praise for Sir John Major and George W. Bush (yes, George W. Bush!), while many of the right-wingers I follow have been pouring nothing but opprobrium on Sir John and President Bush. My favourite 'topsy-turvy' moment of the day was seeing this headline for the latest *Guardian *editorial: (That isn't a spoof, by the way.) Watching tonight's *100 Days *on the BBC News Channel also gave me a b... more »

Fake News Channel Fox Also Manufactures Fake "Experts" To Bolster The Lies It Feeds Its Hapless Viewers

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*Bill O'Reilly just making up his own "facts"* Trump and Putin re working furiously to reshape access to the minds of their followers, primarily by undermining public confidence in the media. Putin actually has media people who step too far out of line murdered. So far Trump has resisted that particular authoritarian impulse. But it's early yet. While Trump and his regime were intensifying their campaign against the *NY Times* and the TV networks last week, the Putin regime was accusing *The Times*, Bloomberg and NBC of spreading false information about Mother Russia. American po... more »

Former Reagan Economic Advisor Warns: Debt Ceiling “Hard Stop” for Economy

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: former-reagan-economic-advisor-warns-debt-ceiling-hard-stop-for-economy] Although forecasters are surely correct that the deficit spending that the country has been engaging in cannot last forever (and will likely end in turmoil), the trick to forecasting is getting the date right.

Al-Qaeda's Second In Command Killed In US Drone Strike In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Al Qaeda deputy leader Abu Khayr Al Masri reportedly killed in US drone strike in Idlib, Syria - Arab media reporting. Twitter *Daily Mail*: *Al-Qaeda's second in command who was close to Osama Bin Laden is killed in US drone strike in Syria* * Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abdulrahman was reportedly killed on Sunday night * Egyptian-born Abdulrahman was known by nom de guerre Abu al-Khayr al-Masri * He was reportedly released from an Iranian jail in 2015 and headed for Syria A senior al-Qaeda leader is thought to have been killed by a US drone strike in Syria's Idlib province. The SIT... more »

Make War Great Again — Trump Boosts Military Spending by $54 BILLION

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: spending]What do you do when you have the world's largest military spending budgets? Bolster the military industrial complex some more, that's what.

New Wave of Bomb Threats Evacuates Jewish Centers in Twelve States

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A lawmaker in Delaware was meeting with officials at one facility when it was hit with a threat by phone.

President Trump to Skip 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

David Emery at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
The last time a sitting president didn't attend the annual dinner was in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was recuperating from an assassination attempt.

Were Seven Hollywood ‘Liberal Heroes’ Arrested During an Oscar Party Drug Raid?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Reports that Seth Rogen, Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake, and four other celebrities were taken into custody are just more fake news.

Alleged Russian agent denies interfering in Stoke by-election for Vladimir Putin

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 10 hours ago
There were several mainstream media articles last week about possible Russian interference in the Stoke by-election. They reported that a single pro-Russian Twitter account had apparently orchestrated this interference. An account which appears to be managing several other accounts. The Canary has looked at the information available, and we have also managed to speak with the […] The post Alleged Russian agent denies interfering in Stoke by-election for Vladimir Putin appeared first on The Canary.

Momentum Grows For The Big Push To Seize The Islamic State Capital At Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*:* In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump's choices range from bad to worse* U.S. President Donald Trump's push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more U.S. combat forces. The objective of the coming U.S.-backed offensive is the city of Raqqa, Islamic State's de facto capital, which U.S. officials think the hardline group has been using as a hub to hatch plots against the West. Despite months of U.S. efforts to allay Turkis... more »

This, Too, Shall Pass

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 10 hours ago
OK, time for a little less structure and to just free ball it for a few minutes. I know a couple of you have been wondering what I've been up to for the last week. That's how it's been since I last posted anything of any substance. The reasons are manifold- I'm still coping with the suicide of a friend of mine. He did away with himself right after Election Day but in some gruesome development right out of *Breaking Bad*, they didn't find his remains in New Mexico until four or five days ago. Out of respect for his and his family's privacy, I won't mention his name or what ... more »

And The Oscar Goes To — Al-Qaeda? Syrian War Propaganda Wins an Academy Award

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: white helmets]The fact that the White Helmets won an Oscar reveals exactly how powerfully contrived and controlled information disseminated to the public can be.

Alaskan black bear has fantastic time playing with a little girl's swing set in back garden

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
Gazing out into her back garden, Melissa Wagner from Alaska is shocked to see this rather strange sight. Falling about on her lawn is what seems to be an enormous black bear. But the wild creature isn't acting in a threatening manner. He is oblivious to his surroundings and is more interested in playing! Spotting Melissa's daughter's inflatable, the bear is engrossed in his new toy. And he seems to be having a ball! Bounding towards a dilapidated treehouse with his toy firmly in his mouth. the clever bear tries to put on the yellow jacket. But he very quickly loses it behind the... more »

KY Has Worst Charter Bill Ever

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
Last September when Trump's loss look assured, Kentucky's Tea Party governor, Matt Blevins, threatened violence if his angry white wingnut supporters did not get their way at the ballot box. “I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically. But that may, in fact, be the case.” Now Blevins and the enemies of democratic institutions in Kentucky are threatening violence against public schools, with a bill that must break a record in the ways that charters are to be allowed, if the bill passes, to steal from... more »

Feb. 27: when the insane are in charge of the asylum

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
A reader posted a cmment to a recent blog to question my criticism of the Amnesty International report on Syria. He said he cannot find any reason to believe that Amnesty International has admitted to finding no evidence of the mass torture and executions it recently reported on. In my response, I couldn't find the evidence (and the admission) that it had misrepresented the case. But, today, I did find it. https://off-guardian.org/2017/02/10/amnesty-international-admits-syrian-saydnaya-report-fabricated-entirely-in-uk/ Most of the "witnesses" were anonymous. Most appear to be livin... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- February 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Show respect, avoid insults: U.N. envoy gets strict at Syria talks* Like a headmaster addressing rowdy pupils, the United Nations envoy for Syria began peace talks in Geneva last week by telling the warring parties to behave and show respect. But five days into the latest attempt to end the Syrian conflict, there are scant signs that Staffan de Mistura's strictures are making much difference. "Respect my directions regarding the confidentiality of meetings, documentations, conversations and communications," says the first point of a working paper handed out by the 70-... more »

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast – Guest: Ben Norton

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Ben Norton, a journalist for AlterNet’s “Grayzone Project.” Norton provides a brief overview of the terribly under-covered and mostly ignored war in Yemen. He talks about recent developments involving a CIA-backed warlord in Libya, who banned women under 60 years-old from The post ‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Weekly Podcast – Guest: Ben Norton appeared first on Shadowproof.

Finger Chop Challenge

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A gory-sounding protest against President Donald Trump is not a real social media trend.

Is Mensez Menstrual Glue a Real Product?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A Kansas chiropractor was awarded a patent, but there is no evidence Mensez "menstrual glue" actually exists.

Fake Everything....North American Union Via the Back Door?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Queen Elizabeth II of England, UK and the Commonwealth* This morning the newz is full of commentary on last night's Oscar's sham. "Bonnie and Clyde" were asked to perform one more time...they were told to "flub" their announcement of who won the "Best Picture" award...to draw publicity to the performances and the Oscar's *new found* inclusion...after last year's "all white" production. Penny for your thoughts is delving into this makultra show in greater depth and I refer readers to her website. As for myself, I'm going to try something new this morning...I'm going to try to look... more »

On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump

Ron Paul at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: on-military-and-spending-it-s-trump-versus-trump] It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as “fiery” and “blistering,” but it was also full of contradictions.

Israel's 2014 Gaza War Report To Be Released Tomorrow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) meets with then-IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz (center) and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (right) in southern Israel on July 21, 2014. (Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90) *AFP:* *Israel braces for Gaza war report* Israeli politicians and ex-generals are scambling for cover ahead of the publication on Tuesday of a report expected to slam their conduct of the costly 2014 Gaza war. The findings of a two-year inquiry, due to be released at 1400 GMT, are widely expected to inflict collateral damage on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, then-defence minis... more »

Trump is about to put his climate change denial into action

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 12 hours ago
On Monday 27 February Donald Trump will announce major cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The US President is putting his climate change denial into action. And the consequences will be dire. Dismantling environmental protection As top officials told Axios, we can expect “transformational” cuts to the EPA, particularly to climate change measures. The new […] The post Trump is about to put his climate change denial into action appeared first on The Canary.

The Daily Telegraph has apologised for printing lies and they hoped you wouldn’t notice

Emily Apple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
The Daily Telegraph has apologised after printing false claims about fracking protesters at the Preston New Road site, near Blackpool. But although campaigners have welcomed the apology, they also warned of the dangers of journalists printing unchecked information. The apology The story published on 18 February 2017 claimed that: There have been a dozen arrests in the last […] The post The Daily Telegraph has apologised for printing lies and they hoped you wouldn’t notice appeared first on The Canary.

The UK government has just told LGBTQ people to ‘pretend’ they’re straight

Steve Topple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Human rights groups have slammed the British government for telling LGBTQ people to ‘pretend’ to be straight if they face persecution because of their sexuality. Put up or shut up The Home Office has released new guidance [pdf] surrounding the treatment of Afghan LGBTQ asylum seekers. In Afghanistan, campaigners say, it is essentially still illegal to […] The post The UK government has just told LGBTQ people to ‘pretend’ they’re straight appeared first on The Canary.

Some people are celebrating the death of Labour MP Gerald Kaufman, calling him a ‘self-hating Jew’ [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Labour MP Gerald Kaufman has died at the age of 86, after serving his constituents for nearly 50 years. But because he backed Palestinian human rights, some supporters of Israel are celebrating his death. Messages from pro-Israeli Twitter users have referred to Kaufman as a “self-hating Jew” and a “kapo” (a Jewish collaborator with the Nazis). […] The post Some... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

Deep State War? 7 Russian Officials Murdered or Found Dead Since Election Day

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: russian]Seven Russian diplomats have died since Election Day, and although not all the deaths were murders, their timing is highly suspicious.

Banana Republics

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago

Matsés Indians denounce oil exploration on 'Amazon uncontacted tribes’ land

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
Matsés Indians from the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon have denounced the threat of oil exploration on their ancestral land, which is home to uncontacted tribes. The Matsés live in the Amazon Uncontacted Frontier, the stretch of land that straddles the borders of Peru and Brazil. There are more uncontacted tribes here than anywhere else on the planet. Two oil blocks lie on their ancestral land. The first is in an area home to uncontacted tribes. In 2012, Canadian oil company Pacific E&P began oil exploration in this block and it is now poised to do so again. Oil exploration is dev... more »

Letters From ISIS Suicide Attackers Offer An Insight Into The Mindset Of Young Recruits Preparing To Die Tor The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Teenage militant Alaa abd al-Akeedi's final letter to his family appears on official Islamic State stationery in Mosul in Erbil, Iraq, February 26, 2017. Picture taken February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *Reuters:* *Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'* "My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul. "Don't be sad and don't wear the black clothes (of mourning). I asked to get married and you did not marry me off. So, by God, I will marry the 72 vi... more »

As Polar Bear Numbers Continue To Increase, GWPF Calls For Re-assessment Of Endangered Species Status

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood On the occasion of International Polar Bear Day, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is calling on the U.S. Administration to re-assess the ‘endangered species’ status of polar bears. On May 15, 2008, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. […]

Coauthor’s past misconduct prompts dep’t chair to retract Diabetes study

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A department chair of a Swedish university asked to retract a 2010 study in Diabetes after none of the authors could explain image-related ambiguities. The matter prompted particular attention because the paper’s first author, Pontus Almer Boström, had been found guilty of scientific misconduct by the University of Gothenburg in 2012, after Jan Borén noted some irregularities in […] The post Coauthor’s past misconduct prompts dep’t chair to retract Diabetes study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Obama and the Perez Election — Are the Democrats Trying to Fail?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Bernie Sanders: "Are they going to welcome into the Democratic Party the working class in this country and young people, or is it going to be party of the upper middle class and the cocktail crowd and the heavy campaign contributors? Which to a significant degree it is right now."* *by Gaius Publius* *[Obama] called DNC members himself [on behalf of Tom Perez], and had aides including confidante Valerie Jarrett, former political director David Simas and his White House director of political engagement Paulette Aniskoff working members by phone through the votes on Saturday afterno... more »

U.S. Expands Cyber Warfare Capabilities

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
The US-NATO attack on Yugoslavia in 1999 was one of the first Pentagon 'field tests' of cyber warfare technology. I recall at the time reading in aerospace industry publications that the US used computer hacking technology to shut down the air defense systems in Yugoslavia prior to the US-NATO air attacks. As a result not one war plane from the 'western alliance' was lost during those bombing raids. The Pentagon basically used cyber technology for the first time to crawl inside of Yugoslavian air defense systems and turned them off. You might recall that during the bombing of ... more »

National Security Adviser McMaster Believes Saying 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' Isn't Helpful

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say* HR McMaster felt phrase castigates ‘an entire religion’ and indicated ‘he’s not on board’ – a contrast with the president and many key staff members Donald Trump’s new national security adviser has told staff at the White House he does not wish to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” to describe the terrorist threat the US faces, according to multiple sources. HR McMaster, a respected army lieutenant general, struck notes more consistent with traditional counterterror... more »

Former President George W. Bush Criticises President Trump's Policies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Today.com:* *George W. Bush opens up on Trump's war with the media, travel ban, Russia and veterans* In his first in-depth interview since Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President George W. Bush gave his take on the current commander in chief’s first month in office, addressing Trump’s attack on the media, his controversial immigration policy, and the Russian hacking scandal. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: For 8 Years President Bush said nothing when President Obama was in office .... and now .... with the first opportunity that he had .... decides to criticise President Tr... more »

Trump’s 2018 Budget Won’t Touch Social Security, Medicare

Bob Adelmann at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trumps-2018-budget-wont-touch-social-security-medicare] Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Fox News on Sunday that cuts in entitlement programs — i.e., Social Security and Medicare — won’t appear in the president’s budget.

Former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez New DNC Chairman

Bob Adelmann at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: former-labor-secretary-thomas-perez-new-dnc-chairman] When Democrat “establishment” candidate Thomas Perez became the new Democratic National Committee chairman in Atlanta on Saturday, some hard-left groups were disappointed.

The SPLC Is Again Faking a “Hate” Crisis

Selwyn Duke at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: the-splc-is-again-faking-a-hate-crisis] It’s been called the “King of Fearmongers,” though it’s better known as the SPLC. Yet it’s again earning the quoted appellation, shamelessly faking an “Islamophobia” crisis — and using the ruse to fleece gullible donors.

President Trump Is Proposing A 10% Increase In Defense Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump to propose 10 percent spike in defense spending, massive cuts to other agencies* President Trump will propose a federal budget that dramatically increases defense-related spending by $54 billion while cutting other federal agencies by the same amount, according to an administration official. The proposal represents a massive increase in federal spending related to national security, while other priorities, especially foreign aid, will see significant reductions. According to the White House, the defense budget will increase by 10 percent. But without pro... more »

amman

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
I'm writing this from the beautiful lounge of the Amman Marriott Hotel while drinking a Bailey's hot chocolate. Allan is drinking a Bailey's martini and working with the guidebook for tomorrow's adventure, the final day of the trip except for flying. We decided not to do any sightseeing today, but rather to explore the city a bit. There are things to do here -- an archeology museum, a museum about the history of Jordan, several Roman-era ruins -- and if we were here for a week I'm sure we'd see them all. But in between Petra and Madaba, I thought we'd just get a feel for the city. ... more »

WATCH: Raging Cop Slams 86-yo Grandma Down, Maces Elderly Woman Helping Her

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: grandma]Tuscon police feared for their safety and were forced to slam an 86-year-old grandma to the ground and mace her 65-year-old friend for helping her.

Scottish Labour announces its new slogan

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Labour just had an excellent weekend of campaigning in Scotland. A weekend which began with Sadiq Khan suggesting that anyone who supports Scottish Independence (ie 45% of all Scots) is as bad as Nigel Farage. And a weekend which ended with Jeremy Corbyn threatening to impose a Trumpian-lite hard-border if Scotland ever leaves. Because as […] The post Scottish Labour announces its new slogan appeared first on The Canary.

Commentariat Central (continued)

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Readers, thank you for all your excellent contributions to this weekend's open thread. Since the response was so good, I'll be making this a regular "thing" in the future. As for me, I took some time off from my time off to write a few comments on a trio of *New York Times *op-eds. Here they are, with synopses on/snippets from the columns preceding my reactions to them: 1. Nicholas Kristof, who just the other day begged liberals to stop being so mean to Trump voters, now takes his message directly to Trump voters. He paternally warns them that Donald is not only not their savior, h... more »

The Next Big Bang: Human Consciousness & the Universe’s Ultimate Secret

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Jim Stempel* - Science has been telling us many ideas of spirituality are ignorant leftovers of a superstitious past. The post The Next Big Bang: Human Consciousness & the Universe’s Ultimate Secret appeared first on Waking Times.

Lessons from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Ethan Indigo Smith* - Nothing Orwell wrote was by accident. The post Lessons from George Orwell’s ‘1984’ appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- February 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC:* *Mosul battle: Iraqi forces seize key bridge* The Iraqi military says it has retaken a bridge across the River Tigris in Mosul, after driving back Islamic State militants in the city's south-west. The Federal Police Rapid Response Force advanced into the Jawsaq district on Monday and reached the Fourth Bridge. Mosul's five bridges have been badly damaged in fighting since October. But once it is repaired, the Fourth Bridge could help the military bring in reinforcements and supplies from the government-held east of the city. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* Iraqi commander ... more »

Authors couldn’t find a patient to give consent for case report. Then the patient found the report.

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
When a group of authors decided to write up a curious case of a 35-year-old woman with a mysterious mass that took 11 years to be diagnosed, they tried repeatedly to contact the patient for her permission. When they couldn’t reach her, they published the paper anyway, removing any identifiable information. But the report apparently included […] The post Authors couldn’t find a patient to give consent for case report. Then the patient found the report. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Violence In Iraq Feb 15-21, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Violence remained high in Iraq as the Mosul campaign continued. There were a total of 145 security incidents reported in the press. Ninewa obviously had the most with 75, followed by 42 in Baghdad, 7 in Diyala, 6 in Salahaddin, 5 in Anbar, 4 in Kirkuk, 3 in Basra, 2 in Kurdistan, and 1 in an unknown location. Those led to 381 dead and 505 wounded. Ninewa suffered 195 killed, Baghdad had 111, Kurdistan 42, Kirkuk 11, Salahaddin 9, Anbar and Diyala 5 each, 2 in an unknown location, and 1in Basra. Anbar only had 5 incidents during the week. That consisted of two insurgent attacks,... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 132, Feb 26, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Some new areas inside and out of south Mosul were freed. On February 25 the Rapid Reaction Division said it liberated Danadan, which is north of the Mosul Airport and along the Tigris River. On February 26, the Federal Police secured the Harakiyat Ibrahimiya area, which the 9thDivision had originally gone through on February 19. The Rapid Reaction and Golden Divisions also took Tayaran and Mamun respectively that are to the west of the Ghazlani camp. The Iraqi forces (ISF) then movedinto the Mansour, Shuhada, and Dawas neighborhoods. The ISF were also attempting to securethe area ... more »

Annals of Derp: Point of parliamentary privilege

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Illustration by Ken Priebe for his poem "The Parliament of Owls", a very nice lyrical treatment of collective animal nouns.A little fake news from Jazz Shaw of the aptly named Hot Air website: This is a story which would never take place in the United States, at least *not yet* and not with the official permission of the government. The European Union has obviously become increasingly alarmed over trends in popular sentiment rippling through their member countries. This started with Brexit, but has more recently cropped up with the candidacies of Marie Le Pen and Geert Wilders. Cle... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Military vehicles carry DF-16 ballistic missiles in Tiananmen Square last September. Photo: Imaginechina *South China Morning Post:* *China needs to ramp up defence spending amid overhaul of military, say Chinese analysts* *Costs of reforms and increasing threats overseas justify higher spending, say Chinese observers, amid concerns among China’s neighbours over its military build-up* Chinese military experts say Beijing needs to resume double-digit increases in defence spending in the coming year to meet the increasing challenges facing the nation’s military at home and abroad. ... more »

Ludvig Faddeev: 1934-2017

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Giotis brought us the bad news that Ludvig Faddějev died yesterday. To theoretical physicists, he is primarily known as a co-father of some ghosts (namely Faddějev-Popov \(bc\) ghosts, along with Victor Popov, which are the "good ghosts" in the core of the modern covariant, BRST quantization of theories with local symmetries) and as a forefather of quantum groups. He was born in Leningrad in 1934 (go polar bears: do you agree that the janitor looks like Faddějev? OK, Faddějev was in between the janitor and Arnold Schwarzenegger). His father was a well-known algebraist, his mother wa... more »

And the Oscar goes to..... The Greatest Unconscious Carrier of Propaganda!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Propaganda won the night. In every way imaginable. Sweeping not just the awarded (e)motion pictures but the very ceremony itself. Typical* * As the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays wrote:* * “The American motion picture is the greatest unconscious carrier of propaganda in the world to-day. It is a great distributor for ideas and opinions. The motion picture can standardize the ideas and habits of a nation.” (Bernays 1928)* *Judging by the news today the Asche Experiment was being fully employed also! If you didn't read this previous post: Asch Conformity ... more »

Sicko Cop Charged with 50 Felonies for Running Child Porn Distribution Ring Online

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: child]Two cops in the same week were busted for child porn, with one officer, in particular, now facing 50 felony counts of child pornography.

Justice Failure — Cop Gets Job Back After Murdering Man on Video for Illegally Camping

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: boyd]For murdering James Boyd, a mentally ill homeless man, for the act of illegally camping, this cop will not only escape jail, but he'll go back to work as a cop.

Jesse Ventura Ceases Trump Support, Publicly Blasts Hypocrisy Over Crackdown on Pot

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: ventura]Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura blasted President Trump on Facebook for bowing to the for-profit prison industry over the interests of Americans in continuing the war on drugs.

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - CBC reports on Nav Persaud's research showing how universal prescription drug coverage could produce improved health outcomes for a lower cost. But Scott Sinclair and Stuart Trew note that the Libs are instead taking us in the opposite direction with a combination of trade deals which tie governments' hands, and approvals of dubious foreign takeovers which lock those rules in place. - Peter Chapman, Robert Walker, Herve Guez and Clare Payn highlight how a smart climate policy - including a plan to transition toward cheaper and cleaner e... more »

South Korean Intelligence: North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un 'Ordered' The Assassination Of His Half-Brother

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CNN*: *Kim Jong Un 'ordered' half brother's killing, South Korean intelligence says* (CNN)Two North Korean ministries orchestrated the plot to kill Kim Jong Nam on the orders of his half-brother, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency has said. Lawmakers in Seoul, who were briefed by the country's intelligence officials, said the North's foreign ministry and ministry of national security had recruited the two female suspects in Kim's murder. "The assassination of Kim Jong Nam was an act of systematic terror ordered by Kim Jong Un," South Korean lawmaker Kim B... more »

‘Moonlight’ Wins at Oscars after ‘La La Land’ Mixup

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
A bizarre mixup led to confusion at the Oscars when 'La La Land' was mistakenly announced instead of 'Moonlight' as Best Picture.

Long-form Writing for Policy Audiences: Part III of a Series

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
This is the third in a series of posts about bridging the gap between policy and academia. The first focused on principles for engagement. The second on short-form writing, including blogging. Another way to engage the policy world is writing long-form papers for think tanks. I’ve written for a number of think tanks and held […]

Bernie Never Wanted A Cult Of Personality

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
It's easy to look at Republicans, especially Trumpists, and their information sources-- Fox, Hate Talk Radio, Breitbart...-- and dismiss them as ignorant morons incapable of abstract thought. Remember, abstract thought doesn't come easy to folks with IQs of less than 100-- and half the population, by definition, has 2-digit IQs. If you want to be honest, though, not everyone lacing the ability for critical thinking is a Trumpist... or even a Republicans. There are probably as many moron Democrats-- or almost as many-- as there are moron Republicans. A cult of personality is much e... more »

U.S. - Egypt Military Ties Are Being Re-Established

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Marine Corps jets flew over the pyramids of Egypt during a military exercise in 1999. Credit Staff Sgt. Jim Varhegyi/United States Air Force *New York Times*: *General Says U.S. Wants to Resume Major Military Exercise With Egypt* CAIRO — The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East said during a visit here on Sunday that the United States wanted to resume a major military exercise with Egypt that President Barack Obama had canceled in 2013 to protest the killings of hundreds of civilian protesters. “It is my goal to get that exercise back on track and try to... more »

Biggest Oscar Disaster Ever

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Variety*: *Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner* “Moonlight” walked away with best picture honors at the end of Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony in Hollywood. The presenters for the final award — Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway — were incorrectly given the best actress award envelope. A confused Beatty saw Emma Stone’s name and “La La Land,” and handed the envelope to Dunaway, who then announced the musical as the Best Picture winner. The “La La Land” cast took the stage and producers began their speeches. But they stopped midway when ... more »

Unificationists attack 2-28 Book Launch

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Prof Ketty Chen of the Taiwan Democracy Foundation writes on FB of this report, with video link: 【Disgusting】It's one thing if you applied for permit to demonstrate your disgusting rhetoric in the 228 Peace Park. Unificationists crashed Professor Chen Yi-shen's book launch this morning. Professor Chen's book investigates the 228 Massacre and those who were responsible for the atrocity. The protesters shouted "228 is like an ATM card for DPP and the greens" and directed their insults to the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Chairman Wellington Koo on his ethnicity as a m... more »

Could Marine Le Pen Win The French Presidential Election?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*AFP:* *Yes, Le Pen could win in France* Paris (AFP) - With the polls narrowing and one of her main rivals embroiled in an expenses scandal, far-right leader Marine Le Pen could feasibly become French president in May, senior politicians and commentators say. At the headquarters of her National Front (FN) party in Nanterre outside Paris, officials believe the same forces that led to the Brexit vote in Britain and Donald Trump's victory in the United States could carry Le Pen to power. Even some of her rivals concede a victory for the far-right firebrand is possible. "I think Mad... more »

A New President For Cuba In 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Miguel Diaz-Canel with Cuban President Raoul castro. Foto Desmond Boylan/Reuters/Público *Miami Herald:* *The countdown begins for Raúl Castro’s retirement in 2018* A year from now — on Feb. 24 — something is expected to occur in Cuba that hasn’t happened in more than 40 years: a non-Castro will occupy the presidency. The coming year will be one of definitions in Cuba. But right now there is only uncertainty — not only about how the transition will proceed but also about the future of Cuba’s relationship with the United States with President Donald Trump at the helm. In 2013, Raú... more »

The Warm Up Act

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump's deportation squads portend a dark future. Chris Hedges writes : The warmup act for a full-blown American fascism and orchestrated race war is taking place in immigrant and marginal communities across the United States: Racial profiling. Random police stops. Raids at homes and businesses. People of color pulled from vehicles at checkpoints. Seizures of individuals with no criminal records or who never committed a serious crime. Imprisonment without trial. Expedited deportation hearings and removal proceedings that violate human rights. The arrest of a beneficiary of ... more »

A Sunday Times critic called this film too black and too gay. It just won Best Picture at the Oscars

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Sunday Times film critic Camilla Long has been forced to eat her words after the film she called too black and too gay won the Best Picture award at the Oscars. Long was accused of racism for her review of the film Moonlight. A review which was a masterclass in ignorance. The film sets out to document the plight […] The post A Sunday Times critic called this film too black and too gay. It just won Best Picture at the Oscars appeared first on The Canary.

Our NHS is being ‘destroyed’, it’s ‘on its knees’ and time is running out to save it [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
The fight for the future of the NHS has just stepped up a gear. As on Saturday 4 March thousands of people will be joining together to defend it. And it’s something we can all get involved in, as the event’s message couldn’t be clearer: It’s Our NHS. Fighting back The People’s Assembly Against Austerity […] The post Our NHS is being ‘destroyed’, it’s ‘on its knees’ and time is running out to save it [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

This is the news Theresa May sneaked through while the media obsessed over Labour infighting

Emily Apple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
While the media obsessed over by-elections and Labour infighting, the government used the opportunity to bury some news it would rather you didn’t see. And, yet again, it’s bad news for the most vulnerable in society. Disability benefits On Friday 24 February, the government sneaked out emergency legislation designed to prevent 160,000 people from claiming […] The post This is the news Theresa May sneaked through while the media obsessed over Labour infighting appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May is facing defeat over her most unpopular policy, at the hands of mutinous Tory MPs

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Conservative backbencher Heidi Allen MP has warned Theresa May that she faces defeat at the hands of her own party. If the Prime Minister continues with her plan to cut the welfare payments of 160,000 disabled people, her own backbencher will be likely to mutiny. The cuts The May government sought to exclude conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes and […] The post Theresa May is facing... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today by WashingtonsBlog The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: – Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA […]

"A Specific Flaw..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"In one of the earlier Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle made an observation on logical deduction. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. There is, however, a specific flaw in that maxim. It assumes people can recognize the difference between what is impossible and what they *believe* is impossible." - Peter Clines

"Dangerous Radiation Surge on Long Island, NY"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Dangerous Radiation Surge on Long Island, NY"* by Newsroom "According to Mike Albert, his Geiger Counter began registering a tremendous and dangerous radiation surge on Long Island, NY. At about 2:00 PM Sunday, the Geiger Counter detected 4158 Counts-Per-Minute (CPM)- eight times higher than the "Dangerous" level! In videos posted to Youtube, Albert shows viewers how fast the readings skyrocket once he walks outside of a Library. We do not yet know the town on Long Island where this took place, but we are endeavoring to determine that. Albert's 3 minute video appears below, howe... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago

The Economy: "Why the 21st Century Sucks"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Why the 21st Century Sucks"* by Bill Bonner "What an awful century! Worst we’ve ever seen. Household incomes are down. Employment is down, with seven million people in the US of working age without jobs. Productivity growth is down. GDP growth is down- to only about 0.5% per capita last year. Even life expectancies are down. Drug overdoses are up. Suicides are up. One out of every eight children lives in a family getting food stamps. One of out every eight adults takes psychoactive drugs. Half of all families get money from the feds. Half have less than $500 available for emergen... more »

Lemon 7UP Basketball Cake

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JustAdd7UP Over the last year I have become quite the baker. I have tried just about every kind of bundt cake out there, slowly perfecting it. I discovered the best bundt cakes have a secret ingredient: 7UP®. Seriously, there is something about this lemon lime soda that takes your cake to the next level. I love it in any of my bundt cakes, but it's truly incredible in this lemon version. It adds the extra little bit of lemon flavor this cake deserves. Who knew 7UP was so versat... more »

Bias In Science

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Ardy http://quillette.com/2017/02/23/on-meaning-identity-politics-and-bias-in-the-academy-an-interview-with-clay-routledge/ Quillette, the self described platform for free thought, has an interview with Clay Routledge, a social psychologist and Professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University It covers a number of topics, but two particular sections took my eye. Q. Let’s turn […]

Little Emily’s Replacement No Better!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/25/thinking-small-brings-new-energy-uk/ Little Emily Gosden has now moved on to pastures new at the Times. But things at the Telegraph don’t seem to have improved, as her replacement Jillian Ambrose seems just as soppy. This is her latest report: In the North West of England a […]

Signaling

LL at Virtual Mirage - 18 hours ago
*The Sign of the Donkey* The Sanders constituency didn't win control of the Democrat Party, and Obama has the tiller through Tom Perez, who has always been his cat's paw. Perez's job is to motivate working class white people while his party has built itself on hating and mocking working class white people who 'cling bitterly to their God and guns'. President Trump found the whole arrangement much to his liking (and personal amusement) and tweeted as is his way. The progs were not amused at the tweet and feel that they can motivate the deplorables to vote for their candidates, and t... more »

We're hurrying back to our sprawling campus!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017Hooray for Hollywood:* By the end, we had seen Moonlight and La La Land two times each. To our surprise, we liked La La Land the first time around. When we liked it more the second time, we were surprised again. As for Moonlight, we found it very depressing the first time we saw it; we remain somewhat puzzled by people who didn't. We're still fascinated by the Rorschach test involved in the attempt to write a capsule description of what the film is about. What happens in Moonlight, a fascinating film by a highly skilled film-maker whose personal story ... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Time to End Obama-Era Fed Micromanagement of Colleges Under Title IX* Vice President Pence says he and President Trump “believe that education is a state and local function that should be controlled by” states, not the federal government. A great way to restore local control would be rescind the Obama administration’s federal micromanagement of college discipline. Under Obama, the Education Department sometimes pressured colleges to do things that could lead to lawsuits being filed against them by their students. For example, the Education Department’s April 4, 2011 “Dear Colleag... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Years of false prophecies about polar bears have finally become unstuck* Happy International Polar Bear Day! Thriving polar bear populations have exposed the hubris behind global warming’s most beloved icon. In 2005, international polar bear specialists decided that future sea ice loss due to human-caused global warming had replaced wanton over-hunting as the primary threat to polar bear survival. It was the first time that such future risks were used to decide a species conservation status. In 2007, American government biologists insisted that by 2050, when summer sea ice would... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin *WIKILEAKS: Tom Perez Secretly Supported Hillary AGAINST Bernie ... No One Mentions That The Russian Trail Leads To Democratic Lobbyists China's military is approaching 'near parity' with the West Man In Hiding After Confessing To Illegal Fundraising For The Clintons: "Fears Untimely Death" * Brought to you by the Daily Mail. Approach with due caution. *What First Amendment? Arizona Wants Power To Seize The Assets Of Protesters The U.S. Nuclear Energy Dream Is Dying Barclays Server Crash Leaves Customers Unble To Withdraw Cash, Use Debit Cards Most scient... more »

Corporate Power Reality Check: Organic Vs Industrial Chemical-Dependent Agriculture - Philosophies And Practices

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 19 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF What follows is a summary of this article, 'A System of Food Production for Human Need, Not Corporate Greed', and is a preamble to something that was recently forwarded to me by Emeritus Professor Stuart B. Hill, Foundation Chair of Social Ecology, School of Education, Western Sydney University. In 2007, as part of a requested submission to the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), Professor Hill submitted a very useful and concise table comparing the philosophies and p... more »

Challenging Corporate Power With A Reality Check! Organic Vs Industrial Chemical-Dependent Agriculture: Philosophies And Practices

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 19 hours ago
Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research, RINF What follows is a summary of this article, 'A System of Food Production for Human Need, Not Corporate Greed', and is a preamble to something that was recently forwarded to me by Emeritus Professor Stuart B. Hill, Foundation Chair of Social Ecology, School of Education, Western Sydney University. In 2007, as part of a requested submission to the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD), Professor Hill submitted a very useful and concise table comparing the philosophies and p... more »

BREAKING: John McDonnell announces a second Labour coup has begun, and who’s behind it

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 19 hours ago
In an unprecedented move, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has written directly to Labour members to inform them a second coup is underway. McDonnell claims that an alliance between Blairites, moderates and the Murdoch press has formed to oust Jeremy Corbyn. He warns that unlike the botched coup of 2016, this time: It’s planned, co-ordinated and […] The post BREAKING: John McDonnell... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

The future of fake news?

Abigail Fielding-Smith at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 20 hours ago
A map purporting to show crimes by refugees in Germany employs sophisticated methods of information manipulation.

DTP-Vaccinated African Infants Had a Higher Death Rate than Unvaccinated Infants, According to New “vax/unvax” Study

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Mark Blaxill A study published earlier this month (see HERE ) examining the effect of vaccination on mortality in 3-5 month old infants in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau showed a fivefold higher death rates in infants who...

Petition to Ban Google's Blatant Suppression of Free Speech

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
Algorithms appear to have agendas and are managing what we read in social media and online. This petition below was created by an "RW" and is on the White House public petition page. AofA is also affected by Google. ###...

jordan is the anti-egypt and petra is the anti-giza

laura k at wmtc - 20 hours ago
From what little we've seen of Jordan so far, it is the opposite of Egypt in many respects. I admit we have a small sample size, but in both countries, we have seen the capital city and visited the country's top tourist attraction. Petra vs the Pyramids at Giza is a stark contrast. Working animals Petra: standards posted everywhere (online, print, posters, brochures), conditions passable to good, tourists asked to contribute to animal welfare by reporting perceived abuse Giza: no standards to be found, conditions deplorable, no oversight or concern noted Cleanliness of site Petra: s... more »

Mike Mentzer: The Bodybuilder And Objectivist Intellectual

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 21 hours ago
Mike MentzerI heard about Mike Mentzer a week ago in a Facebook discussion, and I was intrigued by the idea of an Objectivist bodybuilder. I did a Google search for “Mike Mentzer,” and found his Wikipedia page which has a commentary on not only the success that he achieved in bodybuilding related activities but also the work that he has done in popularizing Objectivism. The Wikipedia page says: “Mentzer was an Objectivist and insisted that philosophy and bodybuilding are one and the same. He said: "Man, is an indivisible entity, an integrated unit of mind and body." Thus, his books ... more »

Credit Suisse is the Main Financial Backer of the Dakota Access Pipeline (But Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Others are Involved Too)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
Note the date – February 2, 2017. Trump issued a memo urging the pipeline to move forward on the 24th … Continue reading →

Gerald Kaufman has died, Jeremy Corbyn's comments raised a question with me

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn's tribute to the Labour MP Gerald Kaufman, who shared anti-Israel sentiments with his party leader, was interesting in many parts, see my previous post, but this part also raised a thought: '*I last saw him in his lovely flat in St John’s Wood in London, surrounded by film posters and a library of the film world.'* I wonder if this 'lovely flat in St John's Wood' was the one for which Gerald Kaufman claimed more than £115,000 of Parliamentary expenses for work, and where he had spent £8,000 on a large-screen TV and another £1,500 on a luxury rug? I suppose that when y... more »

Gerald Kaufman has died, his attitude to Israel was well known so Jeremy Corbyn's comments are revealing (part 1)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This is Jeremy Corbyn's statement following the death of Labour MP Gerald Kaufman: *“I’m very sad at the passing of Sir Gerald Kaufman MP. An iconic and irascible figure in the Labour Party, Gerald worked with Harold Wilson when he was Prime Minister in the 1960s and became a Labour MP in 1970. Gerald was always a prominent figure in the party and in Parliament, with his dandy clothes and wonderful demeanour in speaking. Gerald came from a proud Jewish background. He always wanted to bring peace to the Middle East and it was my pleasure to travel with him to many countries. I last s... more »

That definitely unbiased BBC at work again

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
We are often told by the BBC that the BBC is totally unbiased and to suggest otherwise is a vile calumny. The trouble is that time after time sites such as mine, Biased BBC, Media Watch and Is The BBC Biased provide examples of that BBC bias. One example that caught my eye today was published by Craig at Is The BBC Biased. It's a couple of tweets from the BBC's incoming head of religious programming, Fatima Salaria, as spotted by DB. Here's the one more relevant to the UK: I'd like to know how a BBC head of department who retweets a description of a (then) senior Conservative pol... more »

"Trump vs The Deep State: Plot Holes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Trump vs The Deep State: Plot Holes"* by Robert Gore "The Michael Flynn Affair is one of those movies where you figure out a jumble of things that don’t make sense as you walk out of the theater. There has been a deluge of articles about the Michael Flynn affair from an array of political and ideological vantage points, and SLL has reposted some of them. What’s lacking are coherent and cohesive explanations for what would be, if this were a novel or movie, gaping plot holes. The upshot of many commentators is that Trump has underestimated the Deep State, he’s floundering, and so ... more »

Hope: A Defense

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
Should I have hope? Should I be optimistic? These questions have plagued me for years, and they are connected to both the issue of how to live best, and to concerns about whether life has meaning.

petra, day two

laura k at wmtc - 22 hours ago
Staying overnight in Petra was a great idea and worked out beautifully. After an elaborate but nondescript (and overpriced) breakfast buffet at the Petra Moon, we left our luggage at the hotel, and took a taxi to the little-used "rear entrance" to the site. On a tip from Lonely Planet, we would start the trail at the very end, and walk back to the beginning. This would allow us to walk the entire trail without having to double back. The car climbed uphill on switchbacks, past crazy rock formations and tiny Bedouin villages. When we entered the site, we were the only tourists on the ... more »

Here's A Full List Of The 2017 Oscar Winners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Here's a full list of the 2017 Oscar winners https://t.co/toykvrKqRA — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 27, 2017

How Human Consciousness Evolved

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
Daniel Dennett has been mulling consciousness over for the last 50 years, and he’s ended up where we began: evolution. When this theory was proposed by Darwin, it inverted everything people at the time held to be true – it revealed that we were not created by intelligent design, but rather we evolved into intelligent designers ourselves.

Summary Conflict Castration

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
*Summary Conflict Castration* I introduce here a selection of tools used to effect swine castration. Rather obviously, they can be used effectively and as safely on human males as well. We do castrate millions of farm animals and we do it safely every year. Historically such a practice was far too dangerous, but that appears to be a problem long solved and modern pain control is also readily available. That opens the door for establishing a new law enforcement tool. It is well known that castration essentially eliminates violent tenancies in the case of individual vi... more »

The surprising Real Reason for the Hate against Donald Trump

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
What i need to share with you is that christian prophecy has been extensively described and considered through the centuries and has been instrumental for providing providential guidance to the christian world. What has never been properly understood is that most of what is said is best understood as decadal developments. Thus prophecy may well have inspired Zionism but the actual emergence of Israel has been a decadal event that included the holocaust of all things. Way more immediate now has been the unacknowledged emergence of the Anti Christ movement. Its actual anchor is ... more »

Three Mineral Waters That Can Remove Aluminum from the Brain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
An interesting thesis that needs to be fully confirmed. However, it is also clear that simply drinking these noted mineral wasters as a matter of course is no risk whatsoever. The science has been well enough tested and the outcomes were positive and significantly so. As a defense against Alzheimer's it appears excellent. Again this is safe to self medicate.. *3 Mineral Waters That Can Remove Aluminum from the Brain* * http://www.riseearth.com/2017/01/3-mineral-waters-that-can-remove.html?m=1* * by Paul Fassa; REALfarmacy.com* *There has been a dramatic increase i... more »

The new book 'The Other Slavery' will make you rethink American history

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
When i wrote my manuscript 'paradigms shift', i ended up tackling the problem of depopulation in the Americas. The disease paradigm really did not make too much reral sense, not least because even the Black Death in europe produced a remarkable recovery inside three generations at most. That made the demographic collapse of the Americas anomalous. What came out of that is that i identified slaving as the most likely culprit and understood it needed to be properly investigated by historical methods in order to understand what happened. Today that job is essentially as complete a... more »

'COPELAND BY-ELECTION RIGGED'

Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
*Copeland by-election.* SKWAWKBOX has received information from a company, *Applied IF Limited*, that specialises in the forensic analysis of election results. This information suggests that the *by-election in Copeland in the UK may have been rigged*. Officially, the Conservative Party won the by-election. *Sellafield in Copeland. 116 UK nuclear workers in the UK have died from accidents and cancer - dailymail. Radioactive particles across Europe.* Copeland is associated with various nuclear facilities, including Sellafield. The Labour Party candidate in Copeland had been an a... more »

dreams - goat-human hybrid - talking child

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
from about 3 a.m. until about 5-6 a.m., four intense and visually/narratively memorable dreams. In the fourth (on a walk) I happened upon the goat-human hybrid child munching away on grass at the front of a residential property by the roadside. The front door of the cottage was open - *that imagery again*. I spoke to the woman about her lovely young animal grazing happily. It started to nuzzle me and I realised something about it. It was a hybrid. It had the look of a goat, the four legs and the fur. But it had aspects of a human face, especially the hybrid nostrils. Then it talked... more »

Warming world temperatures could be mainly Earth’s natural rebound from the Little Ice Age

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*Syun-Ichi Akasofu* (赤祖父 俊一 *Akasofu Shun'ichi*?, born December 4, 1930, Saku, Nagano, Japan) is the founding director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), serving in that position from the centre's establishment in 1998 until January 2007. Previously he had been director of the university's Geophysical Institute from 1986. (wiki) Akasofu earned a B.S. and a M.S. in geophysics at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1953 and 1957, respectively. He earned a Ph.D in geophysics at UAF in 1961. Within the framework of his Ph.D. thesi... more »

There Are Two Americas

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

US Navy's Own Report Indicates Washington is Looking for a Pacific Fight

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*February 27, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The Pacific Ocean is large. Since World War II, weapon systems operating in this theater have required special provisions regarding extensive range, long duration performance and relative self-sufficiency during operations. From America's Gato-class submarines and PBY Catalina flying boats used to fight the Japanese and reassert American hegemony across Asia-Pacific during WWII, to America's continued presence in Japan, South Korea and islands throughout the region, it is clear the lengths the US has gone through then and now to remain "en... more »

Is Newsnight doomed?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
According to Andrew Pierce in the *Daily Mail, *James Harding has asked for ideas for an alternative to *Newsnight*, suggesting that the show might be scrapped - or at least moved or given a different main presenter. This is hardly a surprise — the bells have been tolling for the now-dreary programme for some time. These days, many Cabinet ministers refuse invitations to appear, leading to tension between the production team and Downing Street. Getting rid of James O'Brien would be my suggestion for a good first move.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Donors pledge $672 million in emergency aid for people threatened by famine in the Lake Chad region https://t.co/jinR09KF0n pic.twitter.com/leVqGBPBBI — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 24, 2017

"Debt Ceiling 'Bloodbath' Hits March 15- Treasury to Run Out of Cash by June- No Food Stamps Or Welfare This Summer?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Debt Ceiling 'Bloodbath' Hits March 15- Treasury to Run Out of Cash by June-* * No Food Stamps Or Welfare This Summer?"* by Newsroom "Former White House Budget Director David Stockman has dropped a rhetorical bomb in his latest interview saying a deal made in October, 2015, between then-Speaker of the House John Boehner and then-President Barack Obama, will slam the country to a halt. *“I think what people are missing is this date, March 15th 2017*. That’s the day that this debt ceiling holiday that Obama and Boehner put together right before the last election in October of 2015... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

UN Slams Israel for ‘Lenient Sentence’ Handed Down to Soldier who Killed Palestinian

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 25, 2017 The UN human rights office has lashed out at an Israeli military court for handing down a quote- lenient 18-month sentence to a soldier who killed a wounded young Palestinian last year. The U-N body says more than 200 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank since September 20-15, […]

NSA And CIA are the Enemy of the People

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? In charge of the Global Surveillance Militarized-Police State? No Such Agency! – NSA And CIA are the Enemy of the People by SARTRE, https://www.intellihub.com/ Astute students of history understand that government agencies often further their own interests and not the administration they are designated to serve. Seldom is […]

Intelligence Advisor Discusses Coup Against President Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 24, 2017 Infowars reporter Millie Weaver discusses developments regarding an ongoing coup against President Donald Trump with renounced code breaker and former intelligence advisor Louis Buff Parry. Weaver and Parry discuss a recent Tucker Carlson interview with former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright who reveals insider information which confirms that a rouge […]

German Military Vehicles Arrive in Lithuania

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 25, 2017 German military equipment has reached Lithuania as part of a plan by NATO to boost the alliance’s presence in Eastern Europe, despite Russian objections. Fighting vehicles from the mechanized infantry battalion of the Federal German Defense Forces arrived at a train station in southern Lithuania. The deployment will boost NATO’s […]

End the British Queen’s “Color Revolution” in the U.S.

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
End the British Queen’s “Color Revolution” in the U.S. by https://larouchepac.com/ The financial system is about to blow up. If President Trump goes with Glass-Steagall, that will be the end of the British system of finance, of speculation and looting. Aware of this, Soros and Obama are doing what they have done in other countries, creating […]

Here’s How the Deep State Is Trying to Lead Trump into a Nuclear War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Here’s How the Deep State Is Trying to Lead Trump into a Nuclear War by Daniel Lang, SHTFplan.com Before Donald trump took office, he promised to rebuild the US military by diverting a lot more funding into the armed forces. And when he made that promise, he wasn’t just talking about our conventional forces. He also proposed […]

Pilot SILENCED After Releasing UFO Footage Online

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago

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