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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

5 February - Blogs I'm Following

11:09 pm MST

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 minutes ago
Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDXp1tpPD38

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 minutes ago
"A gorgeous spiral galaxy some 100 million light-years distant, NGC 1309 lies on the banks of the constellation of the River (Eridanus). NGC 1309 spans about 30,000 light-years, making it about one third the size of our larger Milky Way galaxy. Bluish clusters of young stars and dust lanes are seen to trace out NGC 1309's spiral arms as they wind around an older yellowish star population at its core. *Click image for larger size.* Not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy, observations of NGC 1309's recent supernova and Cepheid variable stars contribute to the calibration of the... more »

“10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 minutes ago
* “10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age”* by Marc “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” –Mae West “Over the years my dad has contributed some truly inspiring content to our blog. His two posts, “18 Things My Dad Was Right About” and “10 Timeless Lessons from a Life Well Lived”, were well received by the majority of you, and he absolutely loved reading the comments and emails you all sent to us in response to each post. Today I’m happy to report that your kindness has paid off. My dad was so inspired by your positive feedback that he surprised me this ... more »

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 minutes ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 minutes ago

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 28 minutes ago
HIGHLIGHTS: The Patriots pull off historic comeback to capture 5th Super Bowl: https://t.co/s1TYoWym0g #SB51 pic.twitter.com/jkpDcH9yCP — TSN (@TSN_Sports) February 6, 2017

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 48 minutes ago
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports *WNU Editor:* A photo gallery of the game* is here.*

Grassroots Democrats Desperately Need To Radicalize Their Centrist Congressional Representatives

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I live in Los Feliz, which is part of an overwhelmingly blue congressional district in Los Angeles, CA-28. The PVI is D+20 and the GOP doesn't bother running candidates here. Obama beat Romney 187,441 (70.3%) to 70,757 (26.5%) and Hillary beat Trump by an even stronger margin-- 72.1% to 22.3%. You would think a district like this would have a bold progressive champion, someone like our neighbors, Ted Lieu, Xavier Becerra, or Judy Chu. But, our congressman, Adam Schiff, is a relatively conservative member of Congress for this blue a district. ProgressivePunch rates him a "D," not ... more »

The Case To Build More U.S. Mini-Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *John McCain's Plan Calls for More Mini-Aircraft Carriers. Here's What He's Talking About.* *We already have them.* In his blueprint for increased defense spending released last week, Senator John McCain, head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recommends building what he calls a high/low mix of aircraft carriers. The high end we already have. These are the Nimitz and now Ford-class of supercarriers. But what is the low end of the mix, and what would it look like? It would look like ships we have now. Last week, Senator McCain released "Restoring America... more »

"The Supreme Paradox"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Supreme Paradox"* by Robert Ardrey ․ "Man is a fraction of the animal world… We are not so unique as we should like to believe. The problem of man’s original nature imposes itself upon any human solution. Amity – as Darwin guessed but did not explore – is as much a product of evolutionary forces as contest and enmity. In the evolution of any social species including the human, natural selection places as heavy a penalty on failure in peace as failure in battle. ․ A certain justification has existed until now, in my opinion, for submission of the insurgent specialists to the cen... more »

Runaway Global Warming ended the Ice Age

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 2 hours ago
Mike Haseler, also known as blogger the Scottish Sceptic, has issued a Press Release claiming that he has found evidence that a massive increase in volcanic activity at the end of the ice-age triggered runaway global warming turning the earth from a frozen wasteland in the flourishing interglacial landscape we see today. This volcanic activity he claims was caused by a runaway chain of events. First, a small change in earth’s orbit caused warming of the earth’s surface and crust. The crust then expanded forcing huge volumes of carbon containing rock to be forced down into the hot m... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
Gun advocates believe that they have the right to carry firearms pretty much anywhere -- and one pro-gun legislator in Florida believes this so much that he wants to infringe on Floridians' right *not* to have guns at the businesses they run. At *National Review,* gun blogger Andrew Branca explains: A new proposal would hold store owners responsible for the mayhem that results when they decide to ban guns on their premises.... SB 610 provides that a “gun-free zone” store “assumes absolute custodial responsibility ... for the safety and defense” of any person who disarms in complian... more »

What is wrong in the slogan — "Love thy neighbor as thyself"

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 2 hours ago
Here's an excerpt from the letter that Ayn Rand wrote to Rose Wilder Lane on November 3, 1946: About “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” You are right that one of the troubles here lies in the world “love.” It’s certainly the wrong word, with no exact meaning in this particular slogan. That is the first reason why the slogan should be dropped. Any inexact statement of what purports to be a principle, creates nothing but harm. But whatever meaning we attempt to attach to this slogan—it still remains a tenet of collectivism. If “love” here means self-preservation, as you say, or the pro... more »

Now That Was A Super Bowl Game (New England 34. Atlanta 28)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Tom Brady (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) *WNU Editor:* This says it all ....* Super Bowl Live Blog: Patriots Win Super Bowl After Incredible Comeback*

The U.S. Navy Launches Trucks Off An Aircraft Carrier (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Uproxx: **The Navy Is Launching Trucks Off An Aircraft Carrier And It Should Be An Olympic Sport* What do you do when you need to test the jet launching mechanism on an aircraft carrier, but don’t want to put multi-million dollar planes at risk? Simple, you launch trucks into the ocean and accidentally create an incredibly awesome new sport. Truck launching absolutely belongs in the Olympics. Each country brings an aircraft carrier and tries to fling large vehicles into the ocean. What could possibly go wrong? Think of it as a sort of military track and field event. Like the shot... more »

America, It’s Time To Have A Chat

Cara Elizabeth Ramsey at Liz – Day By Day - 2 hours ago
The monster you elected is a fascist. You keep claiming that we don’t know what that word means yet almost none of you have bothered to read Mussolini’s own words on the topic. But let’s go further. Here is how a professional historian, Umberto Eco, who studied Mussolini and Hitler both extensively, described the key […]

The US Navy Decommissions The USS Enterprise (CVN-65)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Engadget:* *US Navy decommissions the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier* *The USS Enterprise made history both through its service and its technology.* It's the end of an era for the US sea power, in more ways than one: the Navy has decommissioned the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The vessel launched in 1961 and is mainly known for playing a pivotal role in several major incidents and conflicts, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the 2003 Iraq War. However, it also served as the quintessential showcase for ... more »

No Poll Bounce For Australian PM Turnbull After His 'Spat' With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Australian Voters Snubbing Turnbull After Leader’s Spat With Trump* * Newspoll shows support hits lowest since Turnbull took power * Turnbull seeks traction with lawmakers as parliament resumes While Malcolm Turnbull’s spat with U.S. President Donald Trump has thrust him into the international spotlight, a new poll shows the Australian prime minister’s biggest challenge may be turning around his own government’s performance. Primary support for Turnbull’s Liberal-National coalition has slumped 4 percentage points to 35 percent, the lowest since he seized the leadersh... more »

Response To Dorothy Thompson

Hifast at Climate Collections - 3 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? The Telegraph have printed this letter today in response to Christopher Booker’s piece last Sunday om renewable energy: ? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/02/05/lettersthe-folly-splurging-hs2-expense-existing-low-cost-lines/ ? It contains a number of misleading statements: ? ? 1) Far from producing more CO2 emissions, as Mr Booker…

President Trump's Options To Push Back Iran Are Limited

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to travel to Palm Beach, Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Washington Post*: *Trump wants to push back against Iran, but Iran is now more powerful than ever* BEIRUT — President Trump’s tough talk on Iran is winning him friends in the Arab world, but it also carries a significant risk of conflict with a U.S. rival that is now more powerful than at any point since the creation of the Islamic republic nearly 40 years ago. With its warning last week that Iran is “on notice,” the Tr... more »

President Trump Agrees To Attend NATO Brussels Summit In May

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet a marching band as they arrive at Trump International Golf club to watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Reuters*: *Trump agrees to meet NATO leaders in Europe in May* President Donald Trump agreed to meet alliance leaders in Europe in May in a phone call on Sunday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that also touched on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, the White House said. Trump was elect... more »

Al Qaea's Affiliate In Yemen Appears To Be A Formidable Foe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *A deadly U.S. raid in Yemen reveals strength of al-Qaeda affiliate* CAIRO — A U.S. commando raid in Yemen that set off a fierce firefight revealed the growing strength of an al-Qaeda affiliate that has targeted both the United States and Europe in recent years. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, as the branch is known, had collected enough intelligence to anticipate the raid last weekend, Yemeni officials and analysts said. The militants also had the firepower to counterattack from their bastion, which was surrounded by land mines and other traps. By ... more »

Trump's Travel Ban Halted (for Now); Could Go to Supreme Court

Bob Adelmann at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: trump-s-travel-ban-halted-for-now-could-go-to-supreme-court] The immediate issue is whether the administration will be able to enforce Trump’s travel ban while it is is still being challenged in the federal judiciary.

Trump Gets So Upset When He's Exposed As The Kleptomaniac He's Been All His Life

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Saturday, Trumpanzee woke up, chopped up and then snorted a couple of Adderalls and started with the morning ritual-- his nasty, childish, mastabatory tweeting. One claimed that the *NYTimes* is fake news and that it had apologized to His Trumpiness. The fake news-- or in the Regime's own terms, #AltFacts-- is that it ever apologized to him for anything. Interestingly, the latest poll from PPP asked people who had more credibility, *The Times* or the Trumpanzee. 51% of people chose *The Times*; 42% chose the orange-hued orangutang. In fact, among self-identified "moderates," that ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia. Thanks for stopping by!

"Sam Harris Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Ben Affleck"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Sam Harris Induces Cognitive Dissonance in Ben Affleck"* by Scott Adams "Ignoring the politics of it for the moment, check out this video of Sam Harris debating Ben Affleck on Bill Maher’s Real Time show. I’ll teach you how to spot cognitive dissonance in the clip. Watch for the moment Ben has to hallucinate Sam’s opinion from the reasonable position that many Muslims worldwide have non-liberal views to an hallucination about “All Muslims are bad.” Sam and Bill both clarify their viewpoints, with data, but Ben is struck deaf to it. All he can hear is the absurd absolute “all.” He ... more »

The hidden agendas of sustainability illusions by Paul Driessen

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 4 hours ago
Absurd, impractical sustainability precepts are actually a prescription for government control As President Trump downgrades the relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.” Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models as an alternative to readily observable evidence in the Real World. It also involves well... more »

suck it !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Superbowl Tweet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
What a beautiful sight emoji unicode: 1f1fa-1f1f8emoji unicode: 1f1fa-1f1f8#SB51 pic.twitter.com/1LJopX90Yb — Military (@MilitaryEarth) February 5, 2017

New Video Emerges Of Suicide Boat Hitting Royal Saudi Navy Vessel Off The Coast Of Yemen.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
VIDEO: New footage emerges of suicide boat hitting Royal Saudi Navy vessel off the coast of Yemen.https://t.co/Hcaq1ZfVdH pic.twitter.com/1wY1heVbov — Conflict News (@Conflicts) February 5, 2017 *WNU Editor*: That suicide boat came in fast.

At Least The Soviet Press Knew That They Were Lying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Daily Wire*: *LIST: 24 Pieces of MSM Fake News in 5 Days* The original plan was to compile a list of the national media's Fake News only as needed -- but no more often than once a week. Unfortunately, our MSM has done so much lying in the last 5 days, I started to worry that I could lose track. Simply put, the last few days have been a fire hose of Fake News. Read everything below, and then try to make an argument that Steve Bannon isn't 100% correct about the national media being the opposition party. *Read more* .... *Update*: The Press Eunuchs Rattling Their Cups (Clarice... more »

love is the drug

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Beware of the Bull on World Cancer Day

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Radiation Free Lakeland: Information from Jean McSorley’s excellent book: Living in the Shadow It was World Cancer Day yesterday. …

Musical Interlude: Joe Bonamassa, “Driving Towards the Daylight”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Joe Bonamassa, “Driving Towards the Daylight” - https://www.youtube.com/

"The Fourth Turning And The Consequences Of Deliberate Miseducation"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Fourth Turning And * *The Consequences Of Deliberate Miseducation"* by JWMJR "The left has become so deluded and so completely obsessed with Donald Trump that they actually think that fomenting a military coup d'etat to remove him would have some sort of good consequences for them and the nation. First we heard from egotistical moonbat Rosie O'Donnell calling for martial law. Now we've got alleged comedian Sarah Silverman and others openly calling for a coup. Before we get into the dangers of what they are trying to accomplish we have to first get past the absurdity of an Ame... more »

How to Overcome the Elite’s Divide and Rule Control over a Divided Nation and World

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 6 hours ago
The violence shamefully on full display several nights ago at the UC Berkeley campus is an alarming reminder of just how far Americans have now gone astray in allowing the ruling elite to divide us. The repeated scenes of rioters viciously acting out their rampage determined to shut down free speech in America and deliver violent civil unrest to foment a national crisis in this divided nation is bent on undermining the Trump presidency. Unfortunately this political violence is becoming increasingly common. Is America on the brink of a second civil war? This presentation explores th... more »

A U.S. - China War Would Result In A Conflict With 'Unparalleled Violence'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on their armoured vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft artillery roll to Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj *The Independent:* *US would go into any war with China with 'unparalleled violence', warn experts* *Observers agree all-out conflict equals global disaster, even if nuclear weapons are not used* China has accused Donald Trump's administration of putting regional stability in East Asia at risk following ... more »

suicidal thoughts

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

US Airstrikes Cut Water Supply In Raqqa

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Can we say US crimes against humanity......???With the help of the Kurdish besties of course.* *DW* *& NG* *& Almasdar* *SANA, SOHR and ISIS have all corroborated this attack.* T*he US most certainly did undertake this despicable attack. The US did the same thing in Mosul- Dividing a city and making life miserable for the civilians.* December 28/2016: Mosul's Last Bridge Destroyed By Coalition Airstrikes- From 5 to None *Until recently, Mosul had five bridges spanning the Tigris River, which runs through the centre of the northern city. One was disabled in the weeks before th... more »

Thousands of Water protectors march and rally against oil pipelines in Los Angeles

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
February 5, 2017: Thousands converged on downtown Los Angeles to demonstrate the proposed Dakota Access pipeline, which threatens the water supply and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. Organizers, gathering at Pershing Square, say this is the first anti-pipeline gathering in Los Angeles since President Trump signed executive orders to fast-track construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. “I haven’t seen this kind of thing before and I’ve been involved in protests since the ‘70s,” said Karen Pomer of Labor for Standing Rock, one of the ... more »

Poroshenko Running Out of Room to Manipulate the West?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Following up on 2 previous posts:* - *Ukraine's Flare Up Not Just About Putin: Poroshenko's Gambit* - - *Berlin: Ukraine’s Last Ally Standing?* * Sputnik:* On the same very day, representatives of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) published a report saying that they had spotted Ukrainian tanks in Avdiivka (Avdeevka), which is a violation of the Minsk peace agreements, to which Kiev is a signatory. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) noted "four tanks (T-64) parked behind a building in Avdiivka" which comes in "violation of the respecti... more »

How come nobody ever says “Happy Waitangi Day”?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
We say Merry Christmas; we wish a Happy New Year; we might even wish our friends “a great long weekend.” I’ve heard friends say things like “Happy Australia Day!” and “Happy 4th of July!” So how come nobody ever says “Happy Waitangi Day”? You’d think we would. There are many worse places on the planet to to wake up, and few better. And the symbol this day commemorates, the only day we actually do celebrate the birth of this great little country, played some part in its creation. It ended slavery and cannibalism. It put a stop (for a time) to never-ending inter-tribal warfare. ... more »

Britain's Newest £1bn Navy Destroyers Are So Noisy That Russian Subs Can Hear Them 100 Miles Away

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Type 45 destroyers HMS Dragon (left) and HMS Diamond docked in Portsmouth. PA *The Independent:* *British warships are ‘so noisy’ Russian submarines can hear them 100 miles away* ‘Noise suppression has been the biggest dirty secret since the end of the Cold War that people have been cheerfully ignoring,’ says Admiral Poor equipment and botched procurement deals could hinder Britain’s ability to defend itself in the face of a serious military attack, an investigation has found. Among the flaws found in the nation’s defences were warships that reportedly make so much noise Russian ... more »

"Doonesbury is one of the most overrated strips out there. Mediocre at best." (So-Called President Donald J. Trump, in 1989)

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*For shame, Mr. Trudeau! Really now, talk about shameless pandering! Some people will do anything to sell a book!* *by Ken* I'm afraid I haven't been doing due Doonesbury diligence these last couple of years, since the strip stopped appearing, as if by magic, in my e-mailbox every day. But then, you know the Internet -- the magic disappears as easily as it appears. No, make that *easier*! What's more, for ages now while Mr. Trudeau has been, er, otherwise occupied, the daily *Doonesbury* strip has been in reruns. Glorious reruns, mind you, for strips both fondly and un-rememem... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
◆ Hat tip to Noor al Haqiqa and the excellent "Snippits and Snappits" blog. Please do visit the website: - http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.ca/

Sunday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Claudia Chwalisz points out that in addition to relying on a distortionary electoral system, the Trudeau Libs' majority was built on a bubble which now seems likely to pop. Michael Harris wagers that Canadians will remember the broken core promise when they go to the polls in 2019. John Ivison highlights how Trudeau's personal choice to nix electoral reform feeds into exactly the cynicism which he claimed to want to end, while Aaron Wherry traces the shift from promising better to delivering the same old betrayal of the public trust. Alison d... more »

Douglas Murray on Believing Impossible Things

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
https://youtu.be/M7EMl92iphU A must watch piece of video.

Schoolyard Bullies on Capitol Hill

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 9 hours ago
The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad February 5, 2017 Politicians have devolved into nothing more than schoolyard bullies stealing lunch money from small children, harassing the defenseless, and expecting to receive rewards and gold stars of approval. They plunder the public coffers, destroying shared wealth that we, […]

Response To Dorothy Thompson

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Telegraph have printed this letter today in response to Christopher Booker’s piece last Sunday om renewable energy: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2017/02/05/lettersthe-folly-splurging-hs2-expense-existing-low-cost-lines/ It contains a number of misleading statements: 1) Far from producing more CO2 emissions, as Mr Booker claims, we actually make carbon savings of more than 80 […]

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates Febraury 5, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Analysis: Mosul: A frontline dispatch from the war against Islamic State* Mosul is in shock… a sort of state of suspended animation. The Islamic State (IS) group still controls the west of the city, but Government forces control the east. Over the last month, Iraqi Government forces have routed the so-called IS and seized control over all of the eastern half of Mosul. It's an important victory against the most feared terror group in the world. It shows the security forces are up to the task, after they were rebuilt and retrained with the aid of foreign adviser... more »

The U.S. Army Wants A Missle That Can Release Clusters Of Drones That Will Zero In On A Target

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
MLRS combat firing practice, Republic of Korea Army. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Republic of Korea Armed Forces *Michael Peck, National Interest*: *This Insane U.S. Army Missile Will Spew Clusters of Deadly Quadcopter Drones* In a cloud of smoke and flame, the salvo of rockets streaks skyward from the battery of U.S. Army multiple rocket launchers. But as the projectiles arc through the air and descend toward the enemy positions below, each rocket spews a cloud of armed quadcopter drones. As the quadcopters unfold their rotors and begin their descent, their sensors lock on t... more »

US And Japan Have Successfully Tested A New Interceptor Missile Slated For Deployment In Poland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *National Interest*: *The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency Test-Fired its New, Larger SM-3IIA Interceptor Missile in Space* The SM-3 IIA can hit bigger targets, such as incoming enemy ballistic missiles, at longer distances than previous SM-3 interceptor missiles. The Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon fired a new SM-3 missile variant into space and destroy an approaching enemy missile target - as a way to develop a new interceptor better able to detect and attack ballistic missile threats approaching the earth’s atmosphere from space. For the first... more »

Anti-DeVos Sentiment Almost Makes Us Forget Dems' Privatization Efforts

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
*Charter schools are not the issue here.* --Senator Al Franken at Betsy DeVos hearing Indeed, charter schools are not the issue, since Democrats have long supported the billions of federal dollars that Team Obama gave to vastly increase the number of charter schools over the past 8 years. During the failed Clinton campaign of 2016, NPE, NEA, and AFT were on the hot seat for their candidate's staunch support for even more charters. Now they have launched campaigns against the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. DeVos supports privatization of schools, and she doe... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
*"Help me, Steve, I'm in Over My Head and Losing my Mandate "* *President Trump and top advisor Steve Bannon confer as Trump's credibility rightfully crumbles and the Trump circus faces an i**nevitable * *foreclosure.* *"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." H. L. Mencken* *Stop wishful thinking ~ we are in the midst of a right wing coup. The principle architect is Steve Bannon and Trump is his willing disciple. As I said last week, it will most certainly get worse ~ chaos is Bannon's aim and out of it will come a right ... more »

Is Pakistan Finally Cracking Down On Its Militant Groups?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Photo*: Sections of the Pakistani media have been reporting that China has been imposing pressure on Islamabad to act against Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed (in the picture) and Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar. REUTERS *Analysis*: *Here’s Why Pakistan Finally Arrested Hafiz Saeed* RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — Pakistan's decision this week to finally detain the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks signals a broader shift in the country's treatment of extremists. Placing Hafiz Saeed under house arrest was driven in part by President Donald Trump's arrival on the... more »

French journalist Lawrence Desforges interviews me on Trump

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 11 hours ago
Lawrence Desforges is the translator of the French version of We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo.

Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1.5 million to Bears Ears’ Fund

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
"We'll use these philanthropic funds to continue our tradition of preparing for the next seven generations and to protect this treasure for all Americans to enjoy," Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition Movie star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio's foundation joined other philanthropic groups to cut a check for $1.5 million to establish the Bears Ears Community Engagement Fund. The fund, announced Thursday, will enhance local community efforts aimed at conservation of natural resources and assist Native American tribes at the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in... more »

Fake Reason being presented by Fake News for Trudeau's Dive in the Polls

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Fake Reason being presented by Fake News* *for Trudeau's Dive in the Polls* You will never read the truth in the CBC (aka "Fake News North") but it's shocking how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (le dauphin) is tanking in the Public Opinion Polls. The Deep State Puppetmasters to the south are wringing their hands in perplexity at how this matinee idol-handsome handpuppet...that they thought had a 'best before' shelf life of at least a decade...is suddenly beginning to show mold and putrification...and might need to be removed prior even to the next (s)election three years hence. Wh... more »

A $1.5 Million U.S. Army Drone Is Missing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Photo Credit: Sgt. Alexander K. Neely/Army *Army Times*: *Army drone goes missing in Arizona* An unmanned aircraft launched Tuesday from Fort Huachuca, Arizona, lost connectivity and hasn't been found, Army officials said Friday. Soldiers from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion -- which is part of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division -- visiting from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, launched the RQ-7Bv2 Shadow on Tuesday evening, the release said. The aircraft took off from the Hubbard Landing Zone on Fort Huachuca's East Range before losing communication. ... more »

The White House Has No Plans To Re-Open CIA 'Black Sites'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A Navy guard patrols Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay naval base © Michael R. Holzworth / Reuters *New York Times*: *White House Pulls Back From Bid to Reopen C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons* WASHINGTON — The Trump White House appears to have backed off for now on its consideration of reopening overseas “black site” prisons, where the C.I.A. once tortured terrorism suspects, after a leaked draft executive order prompted bipartisan pushback from Congress and cabinet officials. On Thursday, the White House circulated among National Security Council staff members a revised version of the dr... more »

Sunday Supplement

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I’ve got something to add to some of Craig’s recent posts, and rather than gatecrashing them all, I’ll put them together in a cluster. The first one concerns Hugh Sykes. Hugh is a favourite of ITBB. He has 49 dedicated tags in our sidebar. As Craig points out, people can be wrong about some things and right about others, and we shouldn’t let our feelings about *some *things affect our judgment about *every*thing. By that token, I have to admit finding Jeremy Hardy funny occasionally, although I laugh through gritted teeth. Something in Hugh’s conversation with Sarah Walker made me ... more »

La Résistance! It Takes A Nation

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
As you know, millions of ordinary Americans in every part of this country-- red states, blue states-- are resisting the authoritarian, even fascist, impulses of the new Trump-Bannon-Pence regime. And, so far, that resistance has scored some remarkable victories. Everyday American citizens-- along with intrepid members of the media and more than a few elected officials-- forced the Trump Regime to reverse the announced federal hiring freeze for the Veteran Administration. In the last few days several federal judges halted the Trump/Bannon unconstitutional travel ban aimed at Muslims... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was mentioned in new report “Counter Information and Guidance Iraq: Security situation in Baghdad the south and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)” by the UK Home Office.

Violence In Iraq January 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
When government forces attacked Mosul in October 2016 the Islamic State reduced its operations across the country. That was until January 2017 when the insurgents once again began picking up their attacks. *Violence In Iraq By Month 2016-2017* *Month* *Incidents* *Dead* *Wounded* Jan 723 2,418 1,986 Feb 657 1,685 1,724 Mar 683 1,685 2,095 *1st Qtr Daily* *Avg/91* *22.6* *63.6* *63.7* Apr 630 1,840 1,904 May 675 1,644 2,484 Jun 631 2,111 6,455 *2nd Qtr Daily* *Avg/91* *21.2* *61.4* *119.1* Jul 531 1,329 1,708 Aug 574 1,263 1,376 Sep 573 1,203 1,602 *3rd Qtr Daily* *Avg/92* *18.2* *41.2... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 110, Feb 4, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
The Iraqi forces (ISF) have constantly talked about a frontal assault on west Mosul across the Tigris River, but now it might be done on two fronts. The Joint Operations Command announced that all preparations for west Mosul were completed. It said engineers would construct bridges to bring vehicles into west Mosul. Now new reports are emerging of another attack, which would not require coming under direct fire while crossing the Tigris. A general from the Golden Division saidthat his men would be moving into east Mosul from the south. Federal Police reinforcementsalso just arrived... more »

U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Wants To Bring The War Against Radical Islam To The Schools And Social Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (Reuters) *Paul Sperry, New York Post*:* Flynn’s plan to beat radical Islam starts with schools and social media* President Trump’s national security adviser wants to fight not just Islamic terrorists but the “radical ideology of Islam,” and he plans to do it from the grass roots up, starting with our children at schools while also using social media. Dealing with the global Islamist threat on a tactical level through drone strikes and arrests hasn’t worked, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn argues, according to his largely overlooked 2016 book... more »

Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html#reader-comments? ? To those of us who have been following the story of Thomas Karl’s pausebuster paper two years ago, this will come as no surprise. However, David Rose has now brought it to the public’s attention. Just as significantly, one…

Twice in 1 Day, White House Caught in Lies About Terrorists Attacking Americans

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: terrorists]The White House was caught this week putting out two fake stories that promote the furtherance of war and fear of foreign terrorists.

Handcuffed Woman Who Fell Out of Moving Police Car Fending Off Rapist Cop Gets $3.5 Million

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: LAPD]A Los Angeles woman will receive millions from taxpayers after falling from an LAPD squad car while attempting to fend off an officer's sexual assault.

Iraq War Hero Who Saved 30 Lives, Detained, ‘Humiliated’ by Authorities Over Travel Ban

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: travel]Thanks to the nature of the travel ban in the United States, this solder would miss a veterans' event — where he was the guest of honor.

Did a Dr. Seuss WWII Political Cartoon Criticize America's Isolationism?

staff-writer@snopes.com (snopes.com staff) at New Urban Legends - 12 hours ago
Dr. Seuss created a number of biting political cartoons during WWII, including a cartoon criticizing American indifference to the deaths of foreign children.

U.S. State Governments Move To Boost Penalties For Unlawful Demonstartions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Demonstrators block Interstate 94 during a protest for slain black motorist Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., in July. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) *Washington Post*: *How far can protesters go before the government steps in?* The protests of 2016, against pipelines and police shootings and a presidential candidate, have sparked lawmakers in eight states to consider bills boosting penalties for unlawful demonstrations. They include one that would protect drivers who “unintentionally” run over activists blocking roads and another aimed at forcing protesters to pay ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Why does Donald Trump hate America? On Sunday, Bill O'Reilly will have a special Super Bowl pre-game interview with President Trump.... In a special preview, Trump revealed his plans for dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. O'Reilly asked Trump whether he "respects" the former KGB agent: "I do respect him, but I respect a lot of people," Trump said, "That doesn't mean I'm going to get along with him." Trump said he would appreciate any assistance from Russia in the fight against ISIS terrorists, adding that he would rather get along with the former Cold War-era foe than ... more »

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Test Of What System Will Normalize: Interview With Jamil Dakwar

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Jamil Dakwar, the director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program. Dakwar addresses how the Muslim ban signed by President Donald Trump has been applied. He highlights the issues involved in arguing the executive order is discriminatory and unconstitutional. He also outlines The post Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Test Of What System Will Normalize: Interview With Jamil Dakwar appeared first on Shadowproof.

Are U.S. Spy Alliances Being Tested By President Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Logos of Intelligence Agencies from European Countries. Daily Infographics *WNU Editor*: The AP story is here .... *Unpredictable Trump foreign policy may test US spy alliances *(AP). What's my take .... this is not a new story .... it has been making the rounds for the past month .... *Will U.S. Allies Withhold Intelligence Because Of President Trump's Overtures To Russia? (Updated)* (January 22, 2017). AS to withholding intel .... as I had explained in this post a few weeks ago they will not .... *Will America's Allies Withhold Intelligence Because Of Donald Trump?* (January 16, ... more »

The Pentagon Has Unreported Thousands Of Deadly Airstrikes In Syria, Iraq, And Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Military Times:* *The U.S. military's stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported* The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed. The enormous data gap raises serious doubts about transparency in reported progress against the Islamic State, al-Qaida and the Taliban, and calls into question the accuracy of other Defense Department disclosures documenting everything from costs to casualty counts. In 20... more »

Venezuela's State Run Oil Company Is Facing Default (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*OilPrice.com:* *Venezuelan State-Oil Firm Poised For Default* Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA’s default is probable, according to rating’s agency Fitch, as the country struggles with the long-running drop in oil prices—its only source of export revenue. The drop in the oil prices has deepened Venezuela’s already debilitating, multi-year economic crisis, while compounding debt and severe issues of scarcity spell disaster. Fitch cited the oil giant’s weak liquidity position and high amortization scheduled for 2017 as the causes of the default problem. *Read more* .... *Upda... more »

5 Major Stories Americans Missed While Consumed by the Super Bowl

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: super bowl]As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 51, massive life changing events are unfolding around them — and most people are entirely oblivious — mostly by design.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
@adegrandpre @SnowSox184 my only quibble is the RQ-7 isn't armed. They've experimented with PGMs, but it's never deployed as such. pic.twitter.com/I0odvHhzGZ — Luke O'Brien (@luke_j_obrien) February 5, 2017

Should President Trump 'Slow Down'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order cutting regulations, accompanied by small business leaders at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington U.S., January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Wall Street Journal:* *Trump’s First Weeks Leave Washington— and the White House Staff—Panting* *President’s freewheeling style and a torrent of meetings and executive orders created turmoil, forcing him to clarify staff roles; ‘we’re cracking some eggs here’.* President Donald Trump wasn’t happy. Sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office, he looked at the top aides assemb... more »

LHCb Finds Suppressed Lambda_B Decay

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 14 hours ago
The so-called Lambda_b baryon is a well-studied particle nowadays, with several experiments having measured its main production properties and decay modes in the course of the past two decades. It is a particle made of quarks: three of them, like the proton and the neutron. Being electrically neutral, it is easily likened to the neutron, which has a quark composition "udd". In the space of quark configurations, the Lambda_b is in fact obtained by exchanging a down-type quark of the neutron with a bottom quark, getting the "udb" combination. read more

Greg Hunter, "Predictive Linguistics, Clif High, 2017 A Deeply Disturbing Year"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Predictive Linguistics: 2017 A Deeply Disturbing Year"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Internet data mining expert Clif High predicts 2017 will be a “deeply disturbing year.” High explains, “2017 will be a deeply disturbing year because the faction that won in placing Trump in power also defeated the other faction, which has been on a roll ever since the McCarthy era. There has been push for centralization and a push for the control mechanism basically from Nazi infiltration into the United States at the end of WWII. Tens of thousands came in and infiltrated the infrastructure... more »

Guatemala, Honduras and Opiates

LL at Virtual Mirage - 15 hours ago
A photo of Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square) from my office in Mexico City. The Zocalo (central park) in Mexico City is located in the Reforma District. Somewhere around 70% of the heroin that makes its way into the US is grown in Guatemala and Honduras. Most of the rest is grown in Southern Mexico. It was easier for narcotics cartels to establish the cultivation of opium in Guatemala/Honduras because of the vast poverty in those areas. The governments of both Guatemala and Honduras are unwilling to do anything about it because it brings wealth to these poverty-blighted a... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown Justice Department: More than 100,000 visas have been revoked in the wake of Trump's immigration ban Meet Mexico's Fiery, Trump-Like Populist Who Looks Increasingly Likely To Win The Presidency In 2018 Meet The New, "Safe" Synthetic CDO's That Could Spell Disaster For The European Banking System Another Travel Ban: IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Unpaid Taxes Secret Service Is Dealing With Over 12,000 Tweets Calling For Trump's Assassination Utah Bill Sets Stage For State Gold Deposito... more »


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
In Saturday's Times Ken Clarke says "It's absurd to say 16m who voted Remain have no voice". Imagine that the EU Referendum had resulted in 17m for Remain and 16m for Leave, do you think that Ken Clarke would think that the 16m who voted leave should have a voice. Imagine that the EU Referendum had resulted in 17m for Remain and 16m for Leave, do you think that the BBC would think that the 16m who voted Leave should be given as much airtime as they accord Remain supporters now?

Paradigm Shift — Solar & Wind Jobs Growing 12 Times Faster Than US Economy

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: solar]A new report provides yet another indication that clean energy, not fossil fuels, provides the most opportunity for job and economic growth.

Liberalism Under Siege: Mark Blyth, Margaret Weir with Ed Steinfeld

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 15 hours ago
Edward Steinfeld, director of Brown’s Watson Institute, queries political scientist Margaret Weir and political economist Mark Blyth about the rise of illiberalism across the globe.

Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html#reader-comments To those of us who have been following the story of Thomas Karl’s pausebuster paper two years ago, this will come as no surprise. However, David Rose has now brought it to the public’s attention. Just as significantly, one of NOAA’s top scientists, until he retired recently, has come […]

Why Eli Broad is opposed to Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
By Tim Scott Eli Broad’s opposition to Betsy DeVos further exposes the current financialization model of education he and his peers maintain, which is based on funneling public funds to seed and support government protected/regulated (NCLB, RTTT, ESSA, etc) education markets. For insiders like Broad: (1) A voucher system that funds truly private and dispersed schools is too pure of a market-based model for venture philanthropists like Broad, who seek a cohesive standardized (universal) education system that is about social control as a means to maintain their neoliberal social or... more »

These Whales Exhaling Rainbows Are Unimaginably Beautiful

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
It may sound like something from the imagination of Lisa Frank, but caught in the right light, whales can exhale a rainbow. One of nature's most incredible and surprising phenomenons. According to Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary, the whales can hold their breath for up to 45 minutes, but usually surface every 7 to 15 minutes. Earlier this month, photographer Mark Girardeau and friend Jason Anderson captured drone footage of a humpback whale surfacing to exhale. Humpback whales actually have two blow holes located on the top of their heads, and when they breath out... more »

Trump Is Already At Odds With His Own Cabinet-- And #PresidentBannon Is At Odds With The World

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Bannon has a 19% approval rating. Only a third of voters approve of him being on the National Security Council* In the *Time* cover story this week about #PresidentBannon, there was a quote from an interview with former *Breitbart* editor Ben Shapiro on his old boss: "He is legitimately one of the worst people I've ever dealt with. He regularly abuses people. He sees everything as a war. Every time he feels crossed, he makes it his business to destroy his opponent," a sentiment that was echoed by conservative commentator Dana Loesch, a former *Breitbart* employee. "One of the wors... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 2nd Feb)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 16 hours ago
Social Care funding crisis: Tory-led Surrey County Council announce referendum on 15 per cent council tax hike A Tory-controlled council is set to hold a referendum on raising council tax by 15 per cent, after blaming the Government for the looming crisis facing social care. Surrey County Council said it had a "huge gap" in its budget following successive years of cuts to local government


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Democrat Subjects Education Commissioner Nominee to ‘Inquisition’ Over His Christian Beliefs* Newly installed New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s nominee for the post of Commissioner of Education is being subjected to what some in the state are calling an “inquisition” and a “bigoted witch hunt” at the hands of a Democrat member of the state’s Executive Council. At a packed public hearing of the Council Tuesday night in Concord, Republican Frank Edelblut was subjected to what education liaison Ann Marie Banfield of Cornerstone says was nothing less than an “inquisition” by Democra... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data * *I and many others said at the time that the Karl paper was full of heroic assumptions and wild improbabilities. And I now understand why a lot of Warmist bigshots distanced themselves from it in the Fyfe et al. paper. Note that German scientists also concluded that Tom Karl's "adjustments" were not validated * The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that... more »

A No Win Situation From The Start

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
This week there has been much rhetoric about the failure of the Liberals to move forward on electoral reform, apparently this is all Trudeau's fault and no blame can be laid at the Conservatives who did everything they could to side track the committee studying the possibilities with their cry referendum, referendum, referendum! And what pray would you have as a question, “do you support electoral reform?” yes/no , what would that solve. Perhaps “do you support changing to a proportional system?”, but what type of proportional system? If the government decided upon a specific system... more »

Questions, questions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The 'big questions' on this morning's bad-for-your-blood-pressure edition of *The Big Questions *were framed as follows by Nicky Campbell: - This week there's been more protesting against President Trump - this time over his new immigration policies for people entering America from seven mainly Muslim nations. But Britain's moral high ground looks pretty shaky. Last week a report by the Home Affairs Select Committee slammed the quality of accommodation used to house many asylum seekers in the UK as "a disgrace" and "shameful". Filthy, vermin-infested conditions, ... more »

New Blogs December/February 2016-17

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
Haven't done one of these since November. Don't blame me, blame the small numbers of people starting off in blogging! 1. #NoDust on Brexit (Unaligned) (Twitter) 2. CorbynSuperFan (Labour/spoof) (Twitter) 3. Layo (Labour) (Twitter) 4. Metatone (Labour) (Twitter) 5. Momentum South Birmingham (Labour) (Twitter) 6. Rachael in Swindon (Labour) (Twitter) 7. Re-reading the Second Wave (Unaligned/Feminist) 8. Red Labour Blog (Labour) (Twitter) 9. The Prole Star (Labour) (Twitter) If you know of any new(ish) blogs that haven't featured before then drop me a line via the comments, email,... more »

Why Eli Broad is opposing Betsy DeVos

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
Eli Broad’s opposition to Betsy DeVos further exposes the current financialization model of education he and his peers maintain, which is based on funneling public funds to seed and support government protected/regulated (NCLB, RTTT, ESSA, etc) education markets. For insiders like Broad: (1) A voucher system that funds truly private schools is too pure of a market-based model when the objective of a cohesive standardized (universal) education system is (more than ever) about social control as a means to maintain a particular social order. Thus, disrupting current federal/state-finan... more »

When You Normalize Your Demons

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Some commentators have been surprised by the ascension of Donald Trump. Nick Cohen writes that they shouldn't be. Trump comes from the world of business. And, in the business world, his type has been in the driver's seat for sometime: The radical economist Chris Dillow once wrote that, while the fall of communism discredited the centrally planned economy, the centrally planned corporation, with the autocratic leader who tolerated no dissent, not only survived 1989, but blossomed. Dillow is not alone in worrying about the harm the little Hitlers of the corporation might bring. Si... more »

Autism’s Brotherly Love

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
B y Cathy Jameson Thursday evening was not a fun evening. Ronan began to have seizures right before dinner. As the night progressed, they grew in intensity and then in frequency. Coming one right after, I didn’t have to tell...

“Our War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Our War with China Another Vietnam War in the Making”* By Bruce Fein “A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the global credibility of the United States is imminent. Only vocal citizen opposition to the war communicated to the Congress and the White House can prevent our self-ruination. It happened in 2013 to prevent President Obama from another trillion-dollar fool’s errand against Syria. The system still works, if citizens will use it. Secretary of State-designate (now confirmed) Rex Tillerson testified on Jan. 11, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee... more »

Celebrate, Congratulate And Bless - Japanese Caligraphy Symbol

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
" 祝 " (shuku, or iwau). It is translated as celebrate, congratulate, blessing, etc. This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script. Etymology : Ideogrammic compound 示 (show) + 兄 (elder) Source: http://www015uppso-netnejpcalligraphy.blogspot.se

How Donald Trump Skillfully Taps into Twitter’s “Ocean of Emotional Chaos”

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Author Douglas Rushkoff, who coined the term “viral media,” reveals how POTUS successfully pushes buttons on the social media site, which “rewards those who can generate an immediate response.”

US Congress Concurrent Resolution 15 Urging Investigation of President Trump’s Ties to Russia and Cyberattacks

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation demanding that congressional investigations into Russian … Continue reading →

RT (Russia) News Broadcast Interrupted Congresswoman Water’s Speech on C-Span, Shortly After She Mentioned Russia

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
“What’s most unusual and curious about the incident today is the point at which C-SPAN’s online broadcast of my floor … Continue reading →

A new editor for 'Today'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
The new editor of *Today *is to be Sarah Sands, editor of the *London Evening Standard*. The *FT *reports the political aspect of her appointment like this: During five years in charge of the* Evening Standard*, Ms Sands backed the Conservative candidates Boris Johnson and Zac Goldsmith for mayor of London and the Conservative party in the 2015 general election. She backed Britain to remain in the EU in the Brexit referendum. Professor Charlie Beckett, from the London School of Economics, said Ms Sands would have to adapt quickly. “Once at the BBC (or any other broadcaster), new... more »

Not so very different views after all

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
This week's *Feedback *began by discussing: The 'debating listeners' were introduced as having "very different views about Mr Gaffney and his appearance on *Today*". One (Jasmine) was passionately critical of *Today *for not labelling Mr Gaffney a "conspiracy theorist" and of John Humphrys in particular for not hammering Mr Gaffney over things like the damage to "social cohesion" done by Trump. The other (Henry), who *wasn't *a supporter of Frank Gaffney either (so was actually far from having a 'very different view' about Mr Gaffney), appeared to be simply there to defend *To... more »

Dreams - Today - Collapsed Earth

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
image copyright Dreamstime (ironically) "Today, the Earth will collapse," like a popped balloon. Guess we'd better prepare ourselves (globally, or personally) for a radical event some time today. Not tomorrow. Today. *NB:* often (when humans are 'abducted by aliens') they are showed such apocalyptic renditions of Earth's fate, but popped like a deflated balloon? What's all that about? I realise this could be 'my world will collapse' but don't know how or why. Dreams are silly, you know.


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Read for yourselves, read for the sake of your inspiration, for the sweet turmoil in your lovely head. But also read against yourselves, read for questioning and impotence, for despair and erudition, read the dry sardonic remarks of cynical philosophers like Cioran or even Carl Schmitt, read newspapers, read those who despise, dismiss or simply ignore poetry and try to understand why they do it. Read your enemies, read those who reinforce your sense of what's evolving in this world, and also read those whose darkness or malice or madness or greatness you can't understand because o... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation Part 2”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation Part 2” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHv79cNxkS0

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTgHuUuDQg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. *Click image for larger size.* A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple ga... more »

"All The Dragons..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that somethi... more »

"The Cult of the Plausible Lie"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Cult of the Plausible Lie"* by Laura Knight-Jadczyk "Never ascribe to malice those things which may be explained by stupidity." That is an important phrase, and a necessary one; it keeps people from being paranoid. However, it has a corollary most people don't know: "One MAY ascribe to malice those things which stupidity cannot explain." - Robert Canup "Richard Dolan has pointed out that those at the top will ALWAYS take whatever measures necessary to stay at the top, and when knowledge is power, that means that they will make sure that they are in control of what people kno... more »

Trump and the move away from the sitcom approach to foreign policy

Jeremy Youde at Duck of Minerva - 23 hours ago
If the United States is Blossom, then Australia is Six. If the United States is Alex P. Keaton, then Australia is Skippy (not this Skippy). These relationships make understanding the recent dust-up between Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister (no, not president—though republicanism remains a perenially-debated issue) Malcolm Turnbull (no, not Trumble). Last Saturday, Trump […]

Strangle the Bastard Child of Prohibition: Abolish the ATF!

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 23 hours ago
*Whatever** would** we do without helpful people like this goon?* Acting on its unerring instinct for expanding its own power while exacerbating the suffering of its subjects, the federal government, at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and with the approval of President Trump, is planningto deploy a contingent from the entityknown as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (commonly called the ATF) to Chicago. This will do nothing to abate the problem of violent crime in the Second City, but will provide the agency with continued rationale for its misbegotten e... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Sgt. Beri, an Army working dog, demonstrates his skills during a multinational military police training conference at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Feb. 1, 2017. Army photo by Spc. Adeline Witherspoon

Rogue IT Staff Compromised The Computer Networks Belonging To U.S. House Intelligence And Foreign Affairs Committee Members

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Imran Awan with Bill Clinton / Facebook *Daily Caller:* *EXCLUSIVE: House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs Committee Members Compromised By Rogue IT Staff* Three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission. Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has lea... more »

'Der Spiegel' Magazine Cover Sparks Praise And Furor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Spiegel Online:* *'Der Spiegel' magazine sparks furor as cover depicts Trump beheading Lady Liberty* The artist has defended the cover, claiming the comparison between Trump and the so-called "Islamic State" is fair. Detractors have pointed out that such an analogy is lazy and downplays the threat of Islamic extremism. Newspaper and magazines around the world have turned to US President Donald Trump for fodder for their front pages. However, capping off a week that saw the US president sign an executive order banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling... more »

Everybody Else Wants To Be #2

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Late last month we wrote about a new trend that Holland started-- making fun of Señor Trumpanzee's sick nationalism on local late night TV shows. Now everyone is doing it-- all across Europe. Except Italy. Italy has so many problems that they can't do anything; they're falling apart. They're probably waiting for Trump to put them out of their misery. Hopeless! Sad! I'm starting with Germany because the announcer put this whole trend into some context. Germany Denmark: Sweden: Switzerland: Portugal Belgium: Lithuania just wants to be third but they probably shouldn... more »

President Trump: 'U.S. Isn't So innocent'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Trump, Asked Again About Putin, Suggests U.S. Isn’t ‘So Innocent’* President Trump, asked by an interviewer on Saturday why he respected President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia even though he is “a killer,” seemed to equate Mr. Putin’s actions with those of the United States. “You got a lot of killers,” he told the interviewer, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?” Mr. Trump has long expressed his admiration for the Russian leader’s strength. But his willingness to seemingly draw a moral equivalence to actions by Mr. Putin, who h... more »

“The Persuasion Advantage and Climate Science”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Persuasion Advantage and Climate Science”* by Scott Adams “As I have often said in this blog, I don’t have the tools to evaluate the basic science about climate change, and neither do you. The difference is that you might be under the illusion that you do have those tools. However, I do have a good eye for effective communication, and good persuasion, and most of that talent seems to be bunched on one side of the debate. The non-alarmists simply have more persuasive arguments than do those in the scientific consensus. That doesn’t mean the persuasive side is also the correct... more »

President Trump Talks To Ukrainian President Poroshenko On The Escalating Violence in His Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *Trump, Poroshenko Talk Amid Reports of Fighting in Ukraine* U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Saturday with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, seeking to reassure the Ukrainian leader of continued U.S. support, as Kyiv government forces and pro-Russian rebels again battled near the Russian border. A White House statement described the conversation as “a very good call” that addressed the “long-running conflict.” It also said the two leaders discussed the potential for a face-to-face meeting soon. Poroshenko’s office said the two leaders agreed on “the urgent necessity of ... more »

Anti-Corruption Rule Lobbied Against by Rex Tillerson Repealed by US Congress Shortly After Senate Confirmed Him as Secretary of State; More Perks for Putin and Friends?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
“It should be lost on no one that in less than 48 hours the Republican-controlled Senate has confirmed the former … Continue reading →

Lack of Accountability Just Endorsed by US Congress Allows Oil and Mining Companies to Keep Robbing Countries of Money Needed to Reduce Poverty, Improve Education, Health Care, Agriculture and Reduce Migration

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
“Managed properly, Oxfam argues, revenues generated from the oil industry could dramatically reduce poverty while improving education, health care, and … Continue reading →

After Days Of Mass Protests, Romania's Government Backs-Down On A New Law That Would Shield Politicians From Prosecution For Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Mass protests force Romania to scrap decree decriminalizing graft* Romania's prime minister said on Saturday he was scrapping a decree that would have shielded dozens of politicians from prosecution for corruption, bowing to one of the biggest protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989. Sorin Grindeanu said the decree - which decriminalized several graft offences in what the government said was a bid to relive pressure on the prison system - would be repealed on Sunday, just five days after is was approved by the cabinet. It would have come into fo... more »

US Set to Expand South China Sea Conflict

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*February 5, 2017 *(Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Triumphalism followed the election of US President Donald Trump, particularly among those opposed to US foreign policy under US President Barack Obama. In particular, hope was rekindled that America would withdraw from the many, provocative conflicts it was cultivating, ranging from the Middle East to East Asia. However, triumphalism and hope are now dashed, as the new US administration moves clearly and in earnest to not only continue on with these confrontations, but expand them. For students of history, particularly those following even... more »

China Reacts Harshly To U.S. Commitment To Back Japan In Its island Dispute With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Image:* Article 5 of the US-Japan Security Treaty commits the United States to defend Japan or territories it administers against any attack *The Independent*: *China accuses US of putting regional stability at risk over backing of Japan in island dispute* The Senkakus are claimed by Japan but contested by China, which calls them the Diaoyu islands China has accused the US of compromising the stability of the Asia-Pacific region after Donald Trump’s Defence Secretary confirmed Washington would back Japan if a conflict arose with Beijing over a number of disputed islands. James... more »

Neil Gorsuch and the Living-document Lie

Selwyn Duke at rss - 1 day ago
[image: neil-gorsuch-and-the-living-document-lie] While leftists are outraged at the idea of banning immigrants who may spit on our Constitution, banning judges who would actually uphold it is a different matter.

Russia is a Threat–A Threat to American World Dominance by William Blum

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
by William Blum Writer, Dandelion Salad www.killinghope.org February 4, 2017 “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland “Since Yalta, we have a long list of times we’ve tried to engage positively with Russia. We have a relatively short list of successes in that regard.” – General […]

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Ends His Trip To Asia In Japan. Says Alliance Covers Disputed Islands With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Nikkei Asian Review:* *Mattis included Senkaku isles in US-Japan defense treaty: Japan official* *US defense chief, Abe agree to further strengthen alliance.* TOKYO -- U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis reaffirmed the U.S.'s commitment to its defense treaty with Japan in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Friday. A Japanese official who attended the meeting said Mattis confirmed that the treaty extended to the Senkaku Islands -- which China claims and calls the Diaoyu -- in Okinawa Prefecture. "I want there to be no misunderstanding during the transition i... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

“The Hula Hoop Theory of History”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Hula Hoop Theory of History”* by Morris Berman "Above all, no zeal." – Talleyrand “There is a curious rhythm to human affairs, or perhaps more specifically, to Western history. Some movement or idea comes along, and everyone gets swept up in its wake. This is it, then; this is the Answer we’ve been looking for. All of those previous answers were wrong; now, at long last, we’re on the right track. In the fullness of time, of course, this shiny new idea loses its luster, betrays us, or even results in the death of millions. So apparently, we were deceived. But wait: her... more »

"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In The Presence of Difficulty, Compassion"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "True compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. Compassion is the ability to see the deep connectedness between ourselves and others. Moreover, true compassion recognizes that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion. When we first begin to practice compassion, this very deep level of understanding may elude us, but we can have faith that if we start where we are, we will eventually feel our way toward it. We mo... more »

"The Madman"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Madman"* by Kahlil Gibran "It was in the garden of a madhouse that I met a youth with a face pale and lovely and full of wonder. And I sat beside him upon the bench, and I said, “Why are you here?” And he looked at me in astonishment, and he said, “It is an unseemly question, yet I will answer you. My father would make of me a reproduction of himself; so also would my uncle. My mother would have me the image of her seafaring husband as the perfect example for me to follow. My brother thinks I should be like him, a fine athlete. And my teachers also, the doctor of philosophy, ... more »

Cardin Statement on Senate Repeal of Key Anti-Corruption Rule for Oil, Gas, Mining Industry

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
https://www.c-span.org/video/?423407-1/rex-tillerson-sworn-secretary-state “FEBRUARY 03, 2017 Cardin Statement on Senate Repeal of Key Anti-Corruption Rule for Oil, Gas Industry WASHINGTON – U.S. … Continue reading →

How Will We Know The Moment We Go From Not Fascist To Fascist? Like Canaries In A Coal Mine, Gays Will Be Among The First To Know

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Robert Reich is a professor of public policy at UC, Berkeley. He was the token progressive in Bill Clinton's very centrist cabinet, where he served as Secretary of Labor. In 2002, he ran for governor of Massachusetts-- Clinton, angered by his book, *Locked in the Cabinet*, endorsed one of his primary rivals, someone who won less than 1% of the vote-- and came in second in a 5-way race. Reich, the unabashed, cutting-edge progressive in the race, lost out to an uninspiring, unelectable establishment hack, state Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, who took 243,039 votes to his 185,315. She ha... more »

What's in the 'Pulp Fiction' Briefcase?

webmail@snopes.com (David Mikkelson) at New Urban Legends - 1 day ago
The question of what's in the 'Pulp Fiction' briefcase is one of filmdom's most enduring mysteries.

Do Car Accidents Increase After the Super Bowl?

webmail@snopes.com (David Mikkelson) at New Urban Legends - 1 day ago
The largest surges in the motor vehicle accident rate occur in the home state of the losing Super Bowl team.

Biggest march planned in Washington D.C. for Standing Rock on March 10th

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
The Standing Rock Sioux will soon march on Washington. On Wednesday, the tribe announced that the Rise With Standing Rock Native Nations March will happen in D.C. on March 10. That’s more than a month before the March for Science and the People’s Climate March. The news comes at a time of rising tensions among the Standing Rock Sioux and other water protecters who are fighting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Meanwhile, a group of veterans continues to stand in solidarity with the Sioux, claiming, “That pipeline will not get completed. Not on our watch.”... more »

Climate scientists versus climate data

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by John Bates A look behind the curtain at NOAA’s climate data center. I read with great irony recently that scientists are “frantically copying U.S. Climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump” (e.g., Washington Post 13 December 2016). As a climate scientist formerly responsible for NOAA’s climate archive, the…

BOMBSHELL – NOAA whistleblower says Karl et al. “pausebuster” paper was hyped, broke procedures

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: They played fast and loose with the figures -NOAA whistleblower The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris…

the human condition

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

How to Drain the Judicial Swamp

Selwyn Duke at rss - 1 day ago
[image: how-to-drain-the-judicial-swamp] It’s no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch. There are no confirmation battles like Supreme Court confirmation battles because, as we always hear, such a decision can “shape the country for a generation.” But this doesn’t sound like the role envisioned by the founders.

Ukraine's Flare Up Not Just About Putin: Poroshenko's Gambit

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Poroshenko's Gambit- Bloomberg* *First 6 paragraphs omitted. * This isn't a major Russian military push. Reports from the area *do not* point to a heavy presence of Russian troops, which have come in at decisive points in the conflict. Russia *only appeared* to threaten that kind of retaliation in a Foreign Ministry statement reminding Ukraine "how such adventures ended for them in the past." The statement went on to accuse Poroshenko of provoking the escalation to keep the crisis "on the international agenda," perhaps referring to his blaming of the fighting for cutting short a h... more »

Chris Hedges: The Power of Political Cartoons

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Feb 4, 2017 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the influence of editorial cartoons and the plight of the artists who make them with political cartoonist Dwayne Booth, also known as Mr. Fish. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil explores what we have done to […]

A new book by a well-known doctor is clearing the fog surrounding living with dementia

Steve Topple at The Canary - 1 day ago
A new book by a well-known doctor is challenging long-held preconceptions regarding the care of dementia patients. It sets out to challenge care and support surrounding a whole host of areas. These include mental health, spirituality, sexuality and “dying well”. And the author’s own personal story is worthy of a book, too. As it’s one […] The post A new book by a well-known doctor is clearing the fog surrounding living with dementia appeared first on The Canary.

Cooperation with Russia and Damascus Is Turkey’s Only Chance

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*I’ve been saying cooperation is a must for a very long time now..* Sputnik In a recent article for the Turkish newspaper Aydinlik, Ismail Hakki Pekin, former chief of the Turkish General Staff Intelligence Department, warned that Turkey is moving step by step to war. In an interview with Sputnik Turkiey, Pekin commented on his assumption, saying that Ankara has found itself in a difficult situation, particularly due to foreign pressure. *"The United States and Egypt are trying to force Turkey to make certain concessions, including establishing a Kurdish autonomous region in norther... more »

Two Orthodox Jews and New York's Worst Scandal in Decades

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Just couldn’t pass this one by- God’s Chosen ? Or giving the Devil his dues?* *Pretty corrupt and immoral in my book! This story has it all. New York’s Mayor being investigated. Crooked Cops. Corrupt Union Officials- Hookers. Gifts. Hookers as Gifts. One guy after being question committed suicide. * * Read entirely at the link : Excerpt below-* *On the face of it Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, two Orthodox Jews from New York, made for an unlikely pair of hustlers.* Rechnitz is from a well connected and wealthy family who have ties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ... more »

'To Save the Water, We Must Break the Cycle of Colonial Trauma'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Read article: http://sacredstonecamp.org/blog/2017/2/4/to-save-the-water-we-must-break-the-cycle-of-colonial-trauma Photo: Mass arrest at Last Child Camp, Feb.1, named in honor of the Warrior Society of Crazy Horse.

Quebec Mosque Shooting: MSM Employs Fake News Meme to Present More Fake News

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*CBC* and *Global *both happen, coincidentally, to be running obfuscating/ fake news about their own faked/obfuscating news overage regarding the Quebec Mosque incident. I don’t want to spend too much time debunking this crap. So I’ve selected just a couple examples from both stories.. *What's interesting is that the media here in Canada is working hard to control the narrative? * * -I spent much time looking into this incident and covered it in three posts:* - *Quebec Shooting: Questions About the Meetings between Debrois & Bissonnette?* - *Quebec Shooting: "White Privi... more »

Power of the People: Massive Romania Protests Work! Govt Withdraws Corruption Decree

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: protests]The sheer number of those who showed up to the protests was nothing short of monumental — and, as we have just learned — effective!

Would You Buy Drugs From Trump Or #PresidentBannon?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Are most Trump voters mentally incapacitated by drug addiction?* A few days ago, PPP asked a cross-section of Americans, whose credibility they trust most, various media outlets or Señor Trumpanzee. Every media outlet was rated as significantly more trustworthy than Señor and the *Washington Post* the most so. 52% of respondents said the *Post* has more credibility than Trumpanzee and 41%-- presumably the low-IQ, prescription-drug abusing neanderthals who voted for him-- said Trumpanzee has more credibility. It's hard to imagine that anyone could be so unaware of the world around th... more »

The week in satire Vol. #30

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 1 day ago
And what a week it was! A week in which 22% of the Liberal Democrats voted in favour of Brexit: Tim Farron faces major parliamentary rebellion as 22% of Lib Dem MPs fail to back his anti-Brexit stance in vote. Both of them abstained. — Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) February 1, 2017 A week in which […] The post The week in satire Vol. #30 appeared first on The Canary.

Moorside Nuclear Braced For Toshiba PullOut

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://en.worldmoneygrid.com/2017/02/04/moorside-nuclear-plant-braced-for-potential-toshiba-pullout/ This story is behind a paywall at the FT, but other sites, such as this one at World Money Grid, have picked it up: One of the new nuclear plants that Britain is relying on for energy security in coming decades has been plunged into doubt as Toshiba […]

Dietary Changes Now Proven to Effectively Treat Major Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - This is critical news for those taking antidepressants. The post Dietary Changes Now Proven to Effectively Treat Major Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

More Scientific Proof To Refuse Vaccines

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - The case against vaccines continues to build. The post More Scientific Proof To Refuse Vaccines appeared first on Waking Times.

Sunday School: Stephen Hawking on the afterlife

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: C3r6okhWcAE1vcS] “I regard the brain as a computer with will stop working when tis components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” ~ Stephen Hawking. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attr

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