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“The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. *Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic...more »
"The Most Beautiful Sentence in the English Language?" by William Crawley "Some time ago, I tweeted a link to the 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language (as chosen by Dr. Goodword). This prompted some twittering from my esteemed followers. Steve Goddard, over at Ship of Fools, has been in touch with news that he's been encouraging his readers to construct a sentence using those same beautiful words. Money quote: "Demurely, I gambolled in my bucolic bungalow, brooding on a dalliance with an eloquent, evanescent palimpsest which would be the cynosure of all, evocative of ...more »
*Sailor Signals* A sailor uses hand signals during flight operations on the flight deck aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 30, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano
*Daily Mail:** Barack Obam-AIR! New photos show former president kite-surfing and horsing around with billionaire buddy Richard Branson* * New photos show Barack Obama and Richard Branson going kite-surfing during the former president's recent visit to the billionaire's private island * The two had a competition on Obama's last day to see who could stay up the longest on their kite-surfing boards and Obama won * The former president and his wife Michelle are now back in Washington, DC after spending more than a week relaxing on Branson's private island Former President Barack Oba...more »
In his controversial article,“Philosophical Fakery,” Lindsay Perigo accuses Yaron Brook, the CEO of Ayn Rand Institute, of ditching Ayn Rand and siding with the leftists. It is difficult to believe that Brook, a world-renowned promoter of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy, can have any association with leftist ideas. But Perigo insists that Brook and a few other scholars at the ARI are suffering from some kind of “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” which makes them vulnerable to leftist politics. According to Perigo, Brook and his colleagues at ARI have allowed Objectivism to be highja...more »
Yesterday David Frum spoke from his own experience as a Bush Regimist about what he feels works and does't work when it comes to Resitance. He's a smart guy but he has a conservative mind and doesn't understand how normal people think. His ideas, though, are valuable if you want to know how conservatives think. Trump's mind, obviously is neither normal nor conservative. He's fully insane and operates on a baser, primal level. From is correct when he says our Resistance demonstrations "are exercises in catharsis, the release of emotions." What he doesn't seem to get is their value ...more »
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. at a campaign stop, in Sioux City, IA, 2007. AP Photo/Nati Harnik The relationship between black presidential candidates and potential voters is more complex than it is for their white opponents. My research on historic “firsts” shows that white voters tend to ascribe characteristics to black candidates that place them at a disadvantage. That’s why Barack Obama’s presidency became synonymous with an end goal of the civil rights movement and a source of pride for so many Americans. His campaign experience, like that of predecessors Shirley Chisholm and Jesse...more »
Lockheed Martin *Popular Mechanics*: *F-35 Scores Impressive 15:1 Kill Ratio at Red Flag War Games* *Pilots credit the Lighting II with making older legacy fighters more lethal.* Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada is considered one of the most realistic and challenging aviation warfare exercises, and pilots from this year's event say the Air Force's F-35A exceeded expectations by dominating the air space and improving the lethality of other legacy aircraft. It's stellar performance is a major victory for a war plane that's been criticized for its high costs and ...more »
*"The Summer Day"* "Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean– the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down, who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, ho...more »
*"The World Sucks- It's Great To Be Alive!**”* by Robert Jensen "Put simply: We're in trouble, on all fronts, and the trouble is wider and deeper than most of us have been willing to acknowledge. We should struggle to build a road on which we can walk through those troubles- if such a road is possible- but I doubt it's going to look like any path we had previously envisioned, nor is it likely to lead anywhere close to where most of us thought we were going. I have been talking about multiple crises without naming them in detail. As I have been speaking, I suspect you all have been ...more »
"We said together, wistfully, 'Life, eh?' It says everything without having to say anything: that we all experience moments of joyful or painful reflection, sometimes alone, sometimes sharing laughs and tears with others; that we all know and appreciate that however wonderful and precious life is, it can equally be a terribly confusing and mysterious beast. 'Life, eh?" - Miranda Hart
"Sometimes this human stuff is slimy and pathetic... but better to feel it and talk about it and walk through it than to spend a lifetime being silently poisoned." - Anne Lamott "It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life." - Elizabeth Kenny
An A-10 Warthog fires its 30-millimeter cannon during an exercise in Germany in 2014. U.S. Army photo *Robert Beckhusen, War Is Boring*: *The Explosive Rise in A-10 Warthog Strikes, Visualized* U.S. troops in Afghanistan came to depend heavily on Hogs. The A-10 Warthog, a muscular and armored ground attack plane, is an odd vehicle because it was originally designed to attack Soviet tanks in Europe in the event of a third world war. Thankfully, that conflict never occurred. Instead, the Warthog flew in the Persian Gulf War, the Balkans and has spent years taking on lightly-armed i...more »
[image: congress-targets-federal-reserve-s-globalist-scheming] A senior Republican lawmaker is putting Federal Reserve System boss Janet Yellen on notice: There's a new sheriff in town, so America and American interests had better come first from now on. Citing the victory of President Donald Trump, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), the vice chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Yellen demanding an end to secretive negotiations with unaccountable foreign entities plotting to impose ever more burdensome regulations on Americans. In the lett...more »
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCNA *CNBC:* *New images show how North Korea is expanding its missile research* *The nuclear threat from North Korea looks greater than ever.* Even as the new U.S. defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an "effective and overwhelming" response if the rogue state uses nuclear weapons, images indicate that Pyongyang cont...more »
Pressed by judges for evidence on why the Trump administration needed to reinstate a ban on immigrants and refugees, a DOJ lawyer could not come up with specifics. The post Justice Department Attorney Blunders Through Appeals Court Hearing On Muslim Ban appeared first on Shadowproof.
Trump's lawyers threatened to sue *DWT* if we didn't take down our Melania-was-a-hooker post-- so we did. Oddly enough, the Russian version of *DWT* still has it up, something we don't understand, although, as that O'Reilly character on Fox said-- and Trump tacitly acknowledged-- "Putin is a killer." In any case, this week all the papers were reporting that Melania is suing UK newspaper, the *Daily Mail* again. It's her third suit against them for the prostitution accusations. This one though, has a distinctly Trumpian twist. The New York *Daily News* report starts with a paragrap...more »
Well, my household move is (almost) complete. So here's a try at a blog. The news media are still coming down hard on Trump. I've no doubt he deserve it. But in coming down on Trump, they have vastly overestimated his role in all this, and they have lost any sense of what really is happening. Trump did not create this mess. He did not plant military and missile basess right on the Russian and Chinese borders. He did not sponsor an overthrow legal and democratric Ukraine government out of power. He did not invade 70 countries. He did not kill millions of Vietnamese, Afghanis, Iraqi...more »
by Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad Previously published on November 25, 2013 Originally published on www.thirdworldtraveler.com 1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press February 7, 2017 [By the latter part of May, 1970, feelings about the war in Vietnam had become almost unbearably intense. In Boston, about a hundred of us decided to sit down […]
*FOX News:* *Fair-weather fighters: ISIS jihadists claim headaches, bad backs to get out of battle, documents show* Headaches, bad backs and general malaise are plaguing the ranks of ISIS, with jihadists calling out sick from the fight to save their caliphate, according to a report. Foreign fighters in particular seem to be going soft in the face of an offensive led by the Iraqi national military, Kurdish fighters and international forces. Documents discovered in recently liberated sections of Mosul show how the fair-weather jihadists go to great lengths to get out of combat. Th...more »
Protesters loyal to the Shi'ite al-Houthi rebel group burn an effigy of a U.S. aircraft during a demonstration to protest against what they say is U.S. interference in Yemen, including drone strikes, after their weekly Friday prayers in the Old Sanaa city April 12, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo *Noah Browning, Reuters*: *Trump risks deeper entanglement in Yemen's murky war* Yemen is emerging as a test ground for U.S. President Donald Trump's forceful approach to al Qaeda and Iran, but his first actions there risk drawing his administration further into its convoluted tw...more »
*Daily Mail/AP*: *Apocalyptic scenes in Louisiana and New Orleans after four huge tornadoes flip cars and trash homes* * The National Weather Service says it has confirmed four tornadoes that have touched down in southern Louisiana * Damage was reported late Tuesday morning in and around New Orleans as severe storms battered Louisiana * Structural damage was also reported following a confirmed tornado north of Lake Pontchartrain * New Orleans East is home to at least 65,000 residents, down from 95,000 prior to Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the area in 2005 * New Orleans East ...more »
[image: california-state-senate-president-says-half-of-my-family-eligible-for-deportation] California State Senator Kevin de Léon said that “half his family” may be subject to deportation and that using a fake Social Security card should not mandate deportation.
*Note the sessions with Loie, her words could be construed as "channeled" through Denice. She does not however send me the images, or describe them, she only sends me frequencies, I see the images as I pull it from Source via my heart. Loie's role is more a role of frequency amplification. - Terran.* *Session with Loie January 25th, 2017* Terran: Hi Loie! Loie: Hello, Bill! I am with you, dear! Terran: I feel that! Loie: Here is a frequency, love! Denice: You got it the energy before the text, lol. Terran: Strong energy! Loie:Ready for some fun? No expectations? Just fun? Terra...more »
The Army Corps of Engineers announced it is granting the final easement for Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River. Sacred Stone Camp is calling for global emergency actions to disrupt business as usual. Read alerts: http://sacredstonecamp.org/blog/2017/2/7/breaking-army-corps-to-grant-dakota-access-easement
You know about that list of allegedly unreported global terrorist attacks released by the Trump administration last night. You know that many of the stories were, in fact, widely reported (Think Progress says the 78 incidents on the list generated more than 17,400 stories). You may know that Donald Trump himself appeared on TV to discuss some attacks that were allegedly unreported, and that the list is full of typos, and that the mother of a victim in one attack insists that it wasn't terrorism, a conclusion backed by police officials who investigated the case. And you probably know...more »
I am looking to become aligned with a group, a band, or a cell, of individuals interested in acting to achieve the three goals below by *any non-violent means necessary*. A group of ten souls will constitute a quorum, and upon reaching this number, the group will meet to elect officers, develop by-laws, and priortize a course of action to achieve these goals: - adequately and fairly funded public schools for every parent who wants them; - safe public schools administered and staffed by professionally prepared educators and support services professionals who are comm...more »
I can't think of anyone as profoundly ignorant, or as uniquely unqualified to be appointed Secretary of Education as Betsy… …oh, wait, never-mind. Let's not forget that neoliberal school privatization is a bipartisan project. Both parties fail education. *A natural progression of neoliberalism* - Rod Paige - Margaret Spellings - Arne Duncan - John King - Betsy DeVos Not opposing the neoliberal corporate education reform agenda when Democrats were in charge is what led to the DeVos disaster. Not unlike how the Hillary Rodham Clinton camp's "Elevating Pied Piper Cand...more »
Twitter *Times of Israel*: *Hamas explosives chief said killed in accidental blast* Terror group says Muhammad Walid al-Quqa, 37, died of wounds sustained while ‘preparing equipment’ in northern Gaza A senior Hamas field commander died Sunday of wounds incurred a day earlier in an accidental blast, the Gaza-based terror group said. Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, said in a statement posted to its official website that high-ranking field commander Muhammad Hemada Walid al-Quqa, 37, died Sunday morning. Other reports from Gaza said he was 44 years old. According to the ...more »
by Howard Zinn Writer, Dandelion Salad Originally published on www.thirdworldtraveler.com November 25, 2013 1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press [By the latter part of May, 1970, feelings about the war in Vietnam had become almost unbearably intense. In Boston, about a hundred of us decided to sit down at the Boston Army Base […]
*NYT's* *If he gets the job... this may indicate something to us about Trump's plans for Iran* WASHINGTON —* Elliott Abrams, a neoconservative who has long argued for an activist foreign policy that spreads American values around the world,* was advising Republicans just last spring to “keep your distance” from Donald J. Trump and offering advice about what the party should do after the “Trump collapse.” On Tuesday, *Mr. Abrams is set to visit President Trump* in the White House to determine whether there is a job for him in the new administration, as the State Department’s No. 2...more »
'It's one of the great days for wildlife conservation in the history of North America' The first wild bison to roam Banff National Park in more than a century have been airlifted into a remote valley in a "historic homecoming" aimed at re-establishing a thriving herd, Parks Canada said Monday. While many remember what Parks Canada calls a "display herd" of bison housed in a paddock near the Banff townsite until 1997, this new herd represents a return to wild animals, eventually free to wander their surroundings. The 16 bison — primarily pregnant two year olds — were loaded onto sh...more »
Vladimir Putin with Ashraf Ghani. Kremlin.ru *VOA:* *Russia to Host Wider Regional Conference on Afghanistan* ISLAMABAD — Russia will host a regional conference on Afghanistan later this month to discuss efforts aimed at settling the protracted Afghan conflict and containing “spillover effects” of Islamic State terrorists trying to get a foothold in the war-ravaged nation. Moscow organized a tripartite meeting on the subject late December where it only invited Pakistan and China. The dialogue prompted strong reaction and protest from the Afghan government for being left out of it. ...more »
I need about $500 for the month of February, if you can help out please use the PayPal button on the left. Many thanks to all of you who have supported this blog. For the record the Chinese Dragons are no longer the custodians of the global funds. They did not live up to their own "meritocracy" requirements. Do not expect funds from that quarter. Given the Asian tendency to save face that is not likely to be mentioned by them. If they could have released funds they would have done so in 2014. I do love that Ben Fulford has in all transparency shown the Rothschilds work wi...more »
*[image: 2282233]Want to learn the essentials of economics in just 99 pages? Then Art Carden has the best recommendation for you in this guest post. It’s terrific.* Imagine you have a friend who is completely unfamiliar with economics. Imagine further that he says he is going to read exactly 99 pages of economics and no more. What would you suggest that he read? I submit that Faustino Ballvé’s *Essentials of Economics: A Brief Survey of Principles and Policies* would be an excellent candidate. The book offers an admirable combination of breadth and brevity, and it delivers o...more »
While national security lawyers argue over whether Steve Bannon’s appointment to the National Security Council is legal or not, members of Congress are pushing back to close whatever statutory loophole even might render legal what is clearly a violation of long-standing national security norms. In one of last week’s most under-reported stories in the major press, […]
*CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGEAMENDED CIA MAP OF ANTARCTICA* Ben Fulford's coordinates seem to check out. But as is stated below the entire land mass is covered in cities and villages. There's a whole lot under that ice! There also appears to be a large area in central Antartica that is temperate in weather that is censored from satellite images. I don't yet have data on that zone. Terran to Nabrac: *Is there a facility near 74 degrees South, 164 Degrees East? If so what is is? Ben Fulford mentioned this coordinate in Antartica. There is a USA base and New Zealand Base on the R...more »
[image: number-two-at-atf-offers-options-to-reduce-firearms-regulations] In seeking to remove obstacles to gun owerneship and use, is Ronald Turk, associate deputy director (chief of the ATF), adjusting to the new reality, or is this a pre-emptive move to keep his agency from being dismantled?
Channel 4 are having a week "celebrating" the latest *bête noire*: fake news. As the mass media has always been treated as an instrument of propaganda by hands-on owners and governments, it's interesting that official opinion have taken so long to wake up to the knowledge that news outlets do more than report the news: they make it. But I want to take it a little bit further and introduce the notion of fake history. That is history that spins and disregards facts because they do not fit the narrative. For example, More 4's recent documentary on Hitler falls into this camp. It's not...more »
*The Independent:* *Most Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim-majority countries, poll reveals* 47 per cent of Britons want to stop immigration from Muslim majority countries. A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed. An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries. The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from seven predominantly Mus...more »
*WNU Editor*: A day does not go by when I raise my eyebrows after hearing what President Trump may say on an issue .... but the Democrat leadership are no better. (i.e. someone has to tell Nancy Pelosi that President Bush left office 8 years ago, and someone must tell Maxine Waters that Putin is not advancing into Korea).
Howard Stern is actually personal friends with Trump. He was reminiscing about their relationship on his radio show the other day (above) and he mentioned that he knows something about Trump. "He really does want to be loved. He does want people to really love him. That drives him a lot. I think that he has a sensitive ego. And when you're president of the United States, people are going too be very, very critical and I think in his mind right now he's saying 'Gee, I want to protect the country. I want to ban immigrants who come from counties where there are terrorists and stuff.'...more »
The War in Between is a feature documentary film on an incredible bond between combat veterans and rescued wolves, both suffering from PTSD. In a 'Back to Nature' therapy man and animals learn how to trust each other to heal. Founded by Desert Storm Veteran Matt Simmons and Psychologist Lorin Lindner, Lockwood Animal Rescue Centre (LARC) is a 20-acres sanctuary located in Frazier Park (CA). In this stunning location, surrounded by green trees and mountains, Veterans and wolves fight against fear and depression. With this documentary, Italian filmmaker Riccardo Ferraris gets right ...more »
Hello from the otter slide: Cheeky animal is filmed gallivanting around a frozen river in Yellowstone National Park An otter was caught gleefully sliding in the snow by a photographer. Barrett Hedges, who runs BearHead Photography, filmed the wild River Otter larking around on a frozen river in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. The playful animal was seen running, belly flopping into the snow and skidding along the surface on January 31. Posting on the BearHead Photography Facebook page, Mr Hedges wrote: 'River otters are some of the most fun wild animals to watch! 'T...more »
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo *Samia Nakhoul, Reuters*: *Islamic State sees chance to revive fortunes in Trump presidency* President Donald Trump has set out to crush Islamic State when it is already at a low ebb, but Islamists and some analysts say his actions could strengthen the ultra-hardline group by creating new recruits and inspiring attacks on U.S. soil. IS has been weakened in recent months by battlefield defeats, the loss of territory in Iraq, Syria an...more »
*“Open immigration does not mean that anyone may enter the country at any location or in any manner he chooses; it is not unchecked or unmonitored immigration. Nor does it mean that anyone who immigrates … should be eligible for … citizenship—the proper requirements of which are a separate matter. Open immigration means that anyone is free to enter and reside in [a country]—providing that he enters at a designated checkpoint and passes an objective screening process, the purpose of which is to keep out criminals, enemies [of that country], and people with certain kinds of conta...more »
By American Kabuki I have been down with a fever and a bit of a recovery period for the past week. I don't think it was the flu or some kind of external attack. I had huge huge surges of frequencies coming through my body and I knew it. It felt more like a massive frequency upgrade than anything, very similar to something that happened about 6 weeks ago. In both case there is a noticeable increase in intuition afterwards. It was nothing particularly nefarious. I did feel a little off after the fever was done, a bit lethargic and I slept a whole bunch. I found some black mold...more »
"Many people don't fear a hell after this life and that's because hell is on this earth, in this life. In this life there are many forms of hell that people walk through, sometimes for a day, sometimes for years, sometimes it doesn't end. The kind of hell that doesn't burn your skin; but burns your soul. The kind of hell that people can't see; but the flames lap at your spirit. Heaven is a place on earth, too! It's where you feel freedom, where you're not afraid. No more chains. And you hear your soul laughing." - C. JoyBell C.
*Editor’s Comment:* "The gift that keeps on giving. An endless ocean of radioactive water, spilling into the Pacific Ocean at an astounding rate, every single day. The effects of this nuclear waste, particularly in the form of cesium 137 and strontium 90, are epidemic– they are being hidden by a refusal to report on the disaster, and by the diffuse global web of biology. Though consumers of news, or groceries, don’t see it happening, these radioactive materials are curbing population numbers, and contamination is bio-accumulating up the food chain. A cow in California, for instanc...more »
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has been telling everyone who will listen that the housing market is broken. But it was his party that broke it in the first place. Javid told listeners to the Today programme on 7 February that the government planned to force councils to build more housing because there were not enough […] The post The Tories caused the housing crisis, now they want us to believe they can fix it [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.
Theresa May and the Conservatives have used a dodgy trick to make sure parliament does not get a real say on Brexit proceedings. The dodgy trick First, the Prime Minister gave MPs only a handful of days to debate the Article 50 bill. After imposing a brief timescale for debate, the government now appears to […] The post The dodgy trick Theresa May just used so parliament doesn’t get a real say on Brexit appeared first on The Canary.
Greetings from the Pyramids View Inn, Cairo, Egypt. Although I don't post photos until after we return (sometimes well after!), this is one photo you have to see now. This is the view from the window of our hotel room! Seriously: the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are immediately across from us. From our window we can see people seeming ant-size beside these mountainous structures, walking around, some on camels and horses. So to backtrack. The flight was kind of crappy, the plane very crowded, with minimal room and not much in the way of comforts. But I prefer not to focus on tho...more »
*“So Called President upset by So Called Judge adhering to So Called Constitution.”* ~ Timothy Sandefur The new US president remains outraged that what he called a “so called judge” in far-offSeattle who had the temerity to block the president’s Executive Order banning travel from seven countries. That outrage today takes him – or at least his White House lawyers – into court to argue for the Order’s constitutionality. The very idea a president has to actually argue for his decree baffles and enrages him. “When a [president] is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , ...more »
*otherwise known as speculation, who cares, and a palate cleanser.* There's a bunch of rumors swirling about that arrests will be made in the Pizza Gate pedophile ring - possibly even this week. For those who think this is just a bunch of nonsense, allow me to say that there is no doubt in my mind that such activities are rampant in the elitist "ruling" class. And you want to know what the outcome will be if these arrests are made? These unholy freaks will be *defended* by the left. There will be an outcry by the left that these poor people are being unfairly targeted thereby p...more »
Listen to this complete and utter bullshit from one of the leading 'liberal' Democrats in the House of Representatives (Rep. Maxine Waters from Los Angeles) They have no damn soul....they just make this shit up as they go along and their party faithful follow along like sheep and mouth the same lies. Who in the Democratic party will call her out on this? Bruce
[image: another-travel-ban-this-one-from-irs-for-back-taxes] Not all travel bans apply to foreigners: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its final details on just how it can revoke American citizens’ passports for being behind in paying their taxes.
I've long written how we should envision America as a *continuing revolution* against the failed feudal model that crushed human hope in 99% of human societies, across 6000 years. Indeed, our major issues today have little to do with the hoary, lobotomizing “left-right axis.” Not when Enterprise, markets, entrepreneurship and national defense all do vastly better across Democratic administrations, and the state gathers more power into its hands, across Republican ones. As shown repeatedly by varied thinkers and economists at the Evonomics site, if he were alive today, Adam Smith wo...more »
The numbers on crime in New York City are so good even the *New York Post* isn't trying to spin them: Homicides and shootings in the city last month dropped to an historic low for any January, authorities said Monday. Murders were down 9.1 percent, from 22 to 20, and shootings dropped 1.7 percent, from 59 to 58, officials said, the lowest for any January on record. “We now have 24-hour periods where we do not record a shooting incident in New York City. That kind of thinking was impossible in the not so distant past,” said NYPD Deputy of Operations Dermot Shea. “This is the new no...more »
*Marion Le Pen speaks out against feminists* The above is a "must watch" video for those who want to know what women *really *think about the feminist movement. We don't often get a chance to speak out and be heard on the topic so this is an anomaly in itself. People talk today about "perception management", "identity politics" and the like. Simply put, it's all about divide and conquer and always has been. The perps had a problem back in the late '50's and early '60's. How would they successfully manage the boomer generation of women? There was soon going to be masses of youn...more »
*David Graham, The Atlantic:** Trump's Baseless Claim That the Media Covers Up Terror Attacks* *The president asserted, without any evidence, that reporters were intentionally refusing to publicize terrorist violence in Europe.* The Donald Trump who arrived at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa on Monday was subdued and dark, promising to keep the United States against “radical Islamic terror” through a strong defense, and accusing the press of willfully refusing to report on terrorist attacks. But first, as he is wont to do, Trump let his mind drift back to a happier time, before...more »
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Trump doesn’t formulate ideas like anyone else. In fact, we can probably agree that when it comes to brain activity, the guy is barely even human. But how does Trump concoct these super-thoughts of his? I call my own shots, largely based on an […] The post Trump explains how he crafts his ‘bigly smart’ ideas appeared first on The Canary.
PLA Rocket Force Missile ranges vs. U.S. bases in Asia *Thomas Shugart, War On The Rocks*: *Has China Been Practising Preemptive Strikes Against U.S. Bases* You’ve probably heard that China’s military has developed a “carrier-killer” ballistic missile to threaten one of America’s premier power-projection tools, its unmatched fleet of aircraft carriers. Or perhaps you’ve read about China’s deployment of its own aircraft carrier to the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea. But heavily defended moving targets like aircraft carriers would be a challenge to hit in open ocean, and were Chi...more »
*Tim Mak, Daily Beast:* *U.S. Preps for Infowar on Russia* *While President Trump is still defending Vladimir Putin in public, American policymakers have finally awoken to Russian intervention in the U.S. democratic process—and are pumping tens of millions into a counter-propaganda initiative.* President Trump may be continuing his public pursuit for Vladimir Putin’s affections. But behind the scenes, the United States is quietly preparing to wage an information war against Russia. The 2016 presidential campaign alerted the public to the concept of information as a weapon—and to i...more »
People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-held city of Idlib, Syria February 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah *Reuters: **Air strikes hit Syria's rebel-held Idlib, around 30 dead: residents, monitor* At least 30 people died in air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib on Tuesday, in some of the heaviest raids there in months, witnesses and rescue workers said. Around eight attacks by what witnesses believed to be Russian jets wounded scores of people and leveled several multi-storey buildings in residential areas of the northwestern city, they adde...more »
*-by Michael Wolkowitz* *My old friend Michael Wolkowitz tells people he was formed in the late ‘60s. He's a dissident producer, a Social Democrat, and former board member of many progressive organizations, including a stint as the Chair of the Progressive Congress PAC. He put this post together after the Progressive Caucus Summit in Baltimore over the weekend.* I was not able to attend last weekend’s Progressive Congress Summit. I did, however, receive a thought provoking report of remarks made by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) during a panel discussion. The essence of th...more »
A group of researchers has lost two papers due to “high degrees of similarity with previously published works,” according to the notices. The authors are objecting to the retractions, however, arguing the journal never gave them an opportunity to show their work is different from the previous papers. Both papers were published in the International Journal of Plastics […] The post Authors contest retractions for “high degrees of similarity” with previous papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.
[image: john-brown-s-lethal-legacy] John Brown, the abolitionist-turned-murderer who tried to incite a slave revolt, is held as a role model for liberals because his murders of innocents directly fueled the Civil War.
[image: moral-supremacy-and-mr-putin] If Trump's talking to Putin can help end the bloodshed in Ukraine or Syria, it would appear to be at least as ethical an act as pulpiteering about our moral superiority on the Sunday talk shows.
[image: five-actions-ben-carson-must-take-to-control-huds-tyranny] Now President Trump has appointed Dr. Ben Carson as the new HUD Secretary. Here are a few immediate steps Carson can take to stop this assault on property owners and local communities, while actually helping the poor.
Unmasking identities online zader/flickr, CC BY-SA As you browse the internet, online advertisers track nearly every site you visit, amassing a trove of information on your habits and preferences. When you visit a news site, they might see you’re a fan of basketball, opera and mystery novels, and accordingly select ads tailored to your tastes. Advertisers use this information to create highly personalized experiences, but they typically don’t know exactly who you are. They observe only your digital trail, not your identity itself, and so you might feel that you’ve retained a degree ...more »
U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed as he speaks to commanders and coalition representatives during a visit to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *NBC News*: *Trump Pledges to Rebuild ‘Depleted’ Military in CENTCOM Speech* President Donald Trump pledged to reinvest in the "depleted" U.S. military and voiced support for NATO on Monday in an address at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. "You've been lacking a little equipment, we're going to load it up. You're go...more »
By Paul Homewood http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/energy-outlook.html BP have just published this year’s Energy Outlook, looking at energy trends and projections up to 2035. These are the highlights: With the world economy expected to nearly double, energy consumption will also rise by 31%, to 17.2 Mtoe in 2035. This growth will take place outside […]
*This Washing Post article is working hard to present an idea that there is some change between Obama and Trump in the remake the Middle East/North Africa agenda. * *So far I only see continuation of policy. Same as occurred when Bush changed to Obama. * *So we're dealing with a perception change promotion- which the media is happy to deliver. And those that self identify as leftists/liberals/progressives are happy to believe. These same dupes stayed quiet as the Obama administration wantonly bombed and droned, globally but are now so incensed about Trump- It's the theatre of the ...more »
*Business Insider*: *GOLDMAN SACHS: Here's how Trump could escalate a trade war with China* LONDON — The risk of an escalating trade war between China and the US is rising fast. US President Donald Trump's trade adviser, Peter Navarro, has proposed a blanket 45% tariff on all Chinese-made goods. And Goldman Sachs analysts Andrew Tilton and Alec Phillips say they see "little reason to believe" that Trump will back down on imposing restrictions on Chinese imports such as steel and machinery. *Read more *.... *Update:* US & China on brink of trade war, warns Goldman Sachs (RT) *WNU...more »
Are you responsible about the things you share? Shutterstock News consumers today face a flood of fake news and information. Distinguishing between fact and fiction has become increasingly challenging. In the past, news organizations sifted through information to try to determine its validity and veracity. Being trusted for what they reported became an important part of journalists’ reputations. But that was then. You are part of the problem Journalists like Walter Cronkite used to be gatekeepers of the news. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cronkitejfkdeath.gif#filelinks Now ...more »
An eon ago, when Trump was inaugurated, I wrote that he poses threats to two separate factions: the ruling class, and the rest of us. He threatens the movers and shakers with his big fat unfiltered mouth and he threatens the poor and working class with his cabinet of bloodthirsty military men and bloodthirsty economic terrorists. Of course, his renegade crusade of disaster capitalism is nothing compared to the gigantic crack in the Antarctic ice shelf, which in a matter of months will spawn the most humongous iceberg ever seen on the planet. Trump is nothing if not a humongous media...more »
The Iranian funded, Houthi-controlled news agency, Saba, reported that Houthi forces in Yemen launched a ballistic missile at a military base just west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saba posted that "the rocketry of the army and the popular committees" launched a ballistic missile at a military base in Al Muzahimiyah area, west of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The Houthi army said the operation was a success and that "the capital of the Saudi devil is now within the range of the Yemeni missiles." The Saudis have not confirmed that a ballistic missile hit any facilities near Riyadh. There are ...more »
Yesterday TEPCO was once again dropping an unknown device into reactor building 1. I have speculated for some time that TEPCO is injecting nitrogen with a device I've seen lowered many times, but several commentators at this blog suggested that the device may be spraying some material to keep radioactive dust down. Here is a link to some close-up screenshots of the mysterious device I took last month: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/fukushima-daiichi-nitrogen-device.html Here is a screenshot from yesterday: Unit 3 area emissions continue to look bad (between 6 and 7 on ...more »
Capt. Chris, who flies the MQ-1 Predator, talks about the role he and his team play in the fight against the Islamic State terror group. Air Force Times agreed to omit his last name and only picture him from the side in order to protect his identity. Photo Credit: Lars Schwetje/Staff *Air Force Times*: *Target ISIS: Inside the Predator war against the world's most ruthless terrorists* UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, Southwest Asia — For Predator pilots like Capt. Jonathan, the fight against the Islamic State terror group doesn’t stop. For more than two years, the Air Force has conducted str...more »
*BBC:* *Suicide bomber kills many at Kabul's Supreme Court* At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan's Supreme Court in Kabul, officials say. Another 45 people were injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise. The bomber targeted the car park of the court compound, reports say. The injured are being ferried to hospitals. There was no immediate claim for the attack, which follows a number of deadly bombings by the Taliban and other militants in recent months. The attack came hours after a senior district official in western Farah province ...more »
A study examining whether the verb tense you use to describe a positive or negative experience influences your current mood will be retracted after a university investigation found the data had been manipulated. By whom is the question — the notice cites an unnamed graduate student as the source of the manipulation, and says the […] The post Study about words’ effect on mood to be retracted after investigation finds evidence of data manipulation appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Monday 6 February was Domestic Extremist Awareness day. Organised by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol), the day aimed to raise awareness of a term that has no legal definition. And it is a term regularly used to tarnish and label protesters and campaigners. People shared photos of protests on the day with the message that […] The post Have you ever been to a protest? Then you might be a domestic extremist [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Events in Mosul took two strange turns. First, in north Mosul the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) left out a number of Islamic State corpsesby a main road. Hunting down IS sleeper cells and members that slipped into the general population is a major concern of the government. The bodies were supposed to deter Islamic State members in the district by warning them about what will happen to them. More importantly, in the east side some soldiers from the Golden Division stoppeda unit from the National Security Service (NSS) from searching some houses in Nur citing sectarian abuses. This l...more »
[image: eu-seeks-cash-limits-in-push-for-orwellian-cashless-society] As the establishment's global push for an Orwellian “cashless society” kicks into high gear, the European Union is pursuing a plan to impose limits on cash transactions as the next phase in the war on cash.
[image: patriots-win-game-unpatriotic-fumble-in-the-commercials] Colin Kaepernick’s San Francisco 49ers didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, but this didn’t stop the quarterback’s left-wing spirit from infusing the game’s commercials. In fact, the political messages were intense enough so that some consumers now have a few more companies to add to their boycott list.
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017Part 2—Unless you read the reviews:* Moonlight has been described as "the best reviewed film of the year." In her review in the Washington Post, Ann Hornaday described it that way. She then went a bit further: HORNADAY (10/28/16): Now that it’s arriving in theaters throughout the rest of the country, viewers can finally see what all the fuss is about. And *they will see a perfect film, one that exemplifies not only the formal and aesthetic capabilities of a medium at its most visually rich, but a capacity for empathy and compassion* that reminds audience...more »
When President Trump and Press Secretary Spicer started to insist that the protest against Muslim ban [that is not a ban] was paid for, it rang a bell. This kind of rhetoric is a textbook reaction from an autocratic ruler who cannot believe that people would care enough about human rights to go out on […]
*An interview with the Czech ex-president for the Parliamentary Letters (full video), via Klaus.cz, Part I* Trump and the whole West is experiencing the same events that the Czech Republic has been exposed to already since November 1989, namely the criticisms by the intellectuals from coffee bars and demonstrations against the free elections. That's what the former Czech president said to the Parliamentary Letters [independent, mostly nationalist left-wing Internet daily and forum for all professional politicians] and their "The Hot Issue" TV program. "In the U.S. and the whole We...more »
*The Guardian*: *Up to 13,000 secretly hanged in Syrian jail, says Amnesty* Thousands of other opponents of Assad died from torture and starvation at Saydnaya prison, witness reports suggest As many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in one of Syria’s most infamous prisons in the first five years of the country’s civil war as part of an extermination policy ordered by the highest levels of the Syrian government, according to Amnesty International. Many thousands more people held in Saydnaya prison died through torture and starvation, Amnesty said, and the ...more »
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, with military commanders in Tehran on Tuesday. “We are grateful to this gentleman who has come!” he said of President Trump. Credit Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, via Reuters *New York Times*: *Iran’s Supreme Leader Sarcastically Thanks Trump for Showing America’s ‘Real Face’* TEHRAN — As Iran tries to calibrate how to deal with President Trump, its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in caustic comments to air force commanders, thanked the new American leader for revealing “the real face” of the United States. “We ar...more »
*"New Radiation Level at Fukushima * *Dwarfs the Highest Peak at Chernoby"* by WashingtonsBlog "*The Fukushima Disaster:* We noted a few days after the Japanese earthquake that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs that at Chernobyl, and that the cesium fallout from Fukushima already rivaled Chernobyl (we also noted that Fukushima radiation could end up on the West Coast of North America. And see this.) The next month, we noted that Tepco admitted that the radiation from Fukushima could exceed that from Chernobyl. And that Fukushima’s reactors had actually suffered som...more »
"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they don't want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they're taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live ‘the third world.’" - Craig Stone
By Paul Homewood From PEI: Gas and coal-fired power plants secured the lion’s share of contracts announced by National Grid on Friday. £378m in contracts were awarded for the purpose of maintaining the UK’s electricity capacity. Gas-fired power stations secured the biggest share of contracts — almost 40 per cent —held by […]
*NBC: **Yemen Raid Had Secret Target: Al Qaeda Leader Qassim Al-Rimi* The Navy SEAL raid in Yemen last week had a secret objective — the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who survived and is now taunting President Donald Trump in an audio message. Military and intelligence officials told NBC News the goal of the massive operation was to capture or kill Qassim al-Rimi, considered the third most dangerous terrorist in the world and a master recruiter. But while one SEAL, 14 al Qaeda fighters and some civilians, including an 8-year-old girl, were killed during a firefight, a...more »
*Mattis Meets Canadian Defense Minister* Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Canada’s Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley *Alex Panetta, The Canadian Press/Macleans:* *James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis voices his love for Canadian troops* In contrast to Trump’s tough talk for his NATO allies, Harjit Sajjan has positive meeting with U.S. defence secretary. WASHINGTON – A first meeting between Donald Trump’s defence secretary and his Canadian counterpart began well on Monday — so...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Congratulations ma'am! Gun salutes ring out across London to commemorate the Queen becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee* * Today marks 65 years since the Queen acceded to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father * To commemorate her sapphire jubilee gun salutes were sounded in London and elsewhere in the country * The Queen spent her jubilee privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk Gun salutes have rung out across the capital to commemorate the Queen making history by becoming the first British monarch to reach their ...more »
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. This Valentine is easy to print at home and add these darling little mazes! You will be ready for your child's class party in no time. For this Valentine you will need: - the printable found at the end of this post - Heart mazes (we used ones provided by Oriental Trading) - scissors - double sided tape Print out the printable at the end of the post on cardstock to give it stability. Cut out each of the valentines, there are six to a page. Have your child address them to each child in their class. After the cards are all ...more »
*From Jenna Orkin*Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots in the next 15 years Bay of Bengal: depleted fish stocks and huge dead zone signal tipping point Facebook is partnering with news organisations in France to fight fake news ahead of the elections Social media posts about missing Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua were deleted Beijing vows 30% cut in coal use in 2017 to fight crippling smog Renewable Lies And The Deception Of Dutch Commuters Vancouver Home Sales Crash 40%, As Toronto Home Prices Soar 22% Coffee Company Responds To Starbucks, Ple...more »
No one doubts that Trump is a vengeful asshole. Aren't all authoritarians? It's in their DNA. Interviewed about his own experience with Trump last year on MSNBC, British businessman Richard Branson recalled Trump as "a very vindictive, rather dangerous, rather sad man. I would feel very uncomfortable-- very, very uncomfortable-- with somebody like Donald Trump in the White House. Some years ago, Mr Trump invited me to lunch for a one-to-one meeting at his apartment in Manhattan. We had not met before and I accepted. Even before the starters arrived he began telling me about how h...more »
Word has it that Donald Trump and Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnball are not getting on well these days. But, on one issue, they are brothers-in-arms. Michael Mann and Christopher Wright write: In an opening fortnight of controversial executive orders, President Trump has decreed the expansion of major fossil fuel developments including the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, and the neutering of long-standing environmental protections. In addition, he and his leadership team have made it plain they intend to dismantle many of the Obama administratio...more »
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Kevin Young, Tarun Banerjee and Michael Schwartz discuss how capital uses the exact tools it's working to take away from labour - including the threat of strikes - to impose an anti-social agenda on the public: Capitalists routinely exert leverage over governments by withholding the resources — jobs, credit, goods, and services — upon which society depends. The “capital strike” might take the form of layoffs, offshoring jobs and money, denying loans, or just a credible threat to do those things, along with a promise to relent once government...more »
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has blocked a potential Parliamentary address by Donald Trump. Bercow is one of three ‘keyholders’ to Westminster Hall. As such, he can block any potential invitation for Trump to speak. The move has received praise from some. It has also raised questions about whether the speaker has […] The post Parliament has been declared a ‘Trump-free zone’, and Nigel Farage is losing it [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Piers Morgan came a bit of a cropper on Monday 6 February after trying to throw some shade at Jon Snow. The Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter was mocking Snow and Channel 4’s week of ‘fake news’ programming. But the veteran Channel 4 News anchor was having none of it. Channel Four is running a week-long series on the […] The post Jon Snow just handed Piers Morgan his arse on a plate over ‘fake news’ [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.
A new study has revealed that “Brexit!” has replaced “Bastard!” as the nation’s favourite curse-word. The word that you shout when you unexpectedly stub a toe. Or when you get struck in the crotch by a wayward billiard ball. Or even when find yourself being dragged out of a political union you were distantly fond […] The post ‘Br*xit!’ replaces ‘B*stard!’ as UK’s favourite curse-word appeared first on The Canary.
Donald Trump has a weird relationship with Sean Spicer: ... the devastating “Saturday Night Live” caricature of Spicer that aired over the weekend -- in which a belligerent Spicer was spoofed by a gum-chomping, super soaker-wielding Melissa McCarthy in drag -- did not go over well internally at a White House in which looks matter. ... it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him.... "Trump doesn't like his people to look weak," added a top Trump donor. Trump, as we know, sent Spicer out the day after the in...more »
As the six anniversary of perhaps the world’s worst nuclear disaster in history (now rivaling Chernobyl) approaches next month, the worst radioactive conditions seen at the Fukushima nuclear power plant since the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami triple core meltdown are now dangerously spewing a record setting 530 sieverts an hour inside the reactor 2 containment vessel. To help put the enormity of this problem into perspective, the previous record was only 73 sieverts per hour. Exposure to just 10 sieverts can kill a human within weeks and levels at just .1 sievert significa...more »
Paris Jackson joined thousands in a Standing Rock NoDapl march. Based on the reports, the only daughter of the late Michael Jackson was showing her support for the Standing Rock Water Protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jackson is indeed one fearless gal as she expressed her thoughts over the Dakota and Keystone pipelines. According to Daily Express, thousands, including Jackson, were protesting the construction because they believe the project will be a threat to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation’s clean water supply. In an Instagram post, Jackson shared a video sho...more »
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*“Confessions of an Illegal Alien”* by Bill Bonner “The Dow popped back up over 20,000 on Friday. Federal debt approaches $20 trillion. And Donald Trump claimed to have saved $600 million on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program. (Did he take out the seat warmers or the A/C?) *Budget fight: *We don’t know what’s ahead for the Dow. But the direction of federal debt is known to us all. Current projections- with no extra Trump deficit spending- will put it up by another $10 trillion over the next 10 years. Why? Sometime this year, the number of people retiring will reach 10,000 ...more »
*"About Predictive Linguistics And Our Methods"* by Clif High "Predictive Linguistics is the process of using computer software to aggregate vast amounts of written text from the internet by categories delineated by emotional content of the words and using the result to make forecasts based on the emotional 'tone' changes within the larger population. A form of 'collective sub-conscious expression' is a good way to think of it. Predictive linguistics can be used to forecast trends at many different levels, from the detail of sales to individuals, all the way up to forecasts about e...more »
*Politics and science are a toxic combination* Rt. Hon. Viscount Ridley Alternative facts have no place in climate-change research. Greater integrity is essential if the scandals are to stop Back in December, some American scientists began copying government climate data onto independent servers in what press reports described as an attempt to safeguard it from political interference by the Trump administration. There is to be a March for Science in April whose organisers say: “It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stan...more »
A February 7 morning press conference in front of the Jeju Navy base (Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea) regarding people's position opposing to the talk on the deployment of U.S. Zumwalt 'stealth' destroyer in Jeju and/or other parts of Korea. No Zumwalt! No Jeju Navy base! Post by Choi Hye-young
By Anne Dachel It is my pleasure to introduce Age of Autism readers to Dr. Paul Thomas from Portland, Oregon. As I’ve talked with Dr. Thomas and read about him, I can’t help but be hopeful for the future. I...
By Anne Dachel On January 10, 2017, an article by the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fernando Stein, MD, and Vice President, Karen Remley, MD, entitled, American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines, was published...
*February 7, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Talk of "resistance" ebbs and flows as political parties enter and leave power. The one constant among this turbulent process is the futility and impotence of these so-called "resistance" movements ignited and left to burn. When President Donald Trump took to the White House in January 2017, such calls were once again made to "resist" the new president and all the perceived evils he represented. However, so confused and detached from reality are these calls, that no such resistance has even the remotest possibility of improving America's ...more »
*Viva Trump!* Mexico understands that they must deal with President Trump because they (and the US) have a symbiotic relationship. My sense is that three years from now, things will be working like clockwork...the wall will be built, etc. However there's a chance that the PRI party (center left - *Partido Revolucionario Institucional*) will be out and the PRD party (communist - hard left - *Partido de la Revolución Democrática*) will take the presidency and the legislature. It's going to take a lot of cash to keep the PRI in place. *Military Spending* There is an old adage that a...more »
Believe it or not, President Donald Trump has repeatedly noted interest in space research and exploration. I don’t shy away from my various disagreements with the new President, but I’m also willing to admit that I particularly enjoy his pro-space venture policies. Which is why I find it a bit disconcerting to hear that Republican members of Congress are now ordering DARPA to end their work on Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites.
One hep-th paper that was posted yesterday was very different from the rest: Why Boltzmann Brains Are Bad Sean Carroll posted his [i]nvited submission to a volume on Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science, eds. Shamik Dasgupta and Brad Weslake I am sorry but the moderators made a clear mistake. The hep-th archive should accumulate papers that are only accessible to high-energy theoretical physicists. If a text may be addressed to generic philosophers of science, it simply doesn't belong to hep-th, especially if the paper is completely irrational from the scientific viewpoin...more »
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Oddly, activist organization Polar Bears International recently updated their website and now suggest there is still time to save polar bears and sea ice – even though the IUCN Red List documented more polar bears alive in 2015 than at any time in the last 50 years, despite the recent decline…
Our whole culture is now under direct and violent attack with the main focus Europe and the USA. It has all been working on the concept of slowly heating the water to cook that unfortunate frog. The same tactics used during the twenties and the thirties to install the Nazis in particular and a number of similar regimes are now been used by the so called New World Order. What is notable is the deliberate use of paid agitators who enter any ordinary protest in order to increase the violence. This just happened in Berkley. It has been happening all throughout Europe as well tak...more »
Of course it is. The Christian West is at war with militant Islam and has been for thirteen centuries. That has never changed and is the principle reason that the western nations never seriously attempted to colonize or change the Islamic world. Why ask for known trouble. That has all changed because the knowledge of modernism has leaked into the Islamic world while Adherents have also leaked into the west. Assimilation is not terribly apparent except among the non Arabic peoples who can change generality. The west is been goaded. Nazi like tactics are been applied to the wes...more »
[image: A television camera outside the entrance to Trump Tower in New York City, on January 5, 2017. (Photo: Sam Hodgson / The New York Times)] . The startling truth that emerges is that he is now advancing multiple agendas simultaneously while distracting the press with fat red herrings. They are soo screwed. Yet his cabinet has hardly kicked in. These are a blast of kick off executive orders aimed at getting agendas on the table. Remember past presidents have mostly come to this job somewhat scared and overwelmed of the responsibility. There is none of that here...more »
This apparently describes a focused transmission device that must do something.. Way more important it is operating now. Of course it may somehow be a USA military facility. That triangular craft is i suspect a human ship. The same constraints exists for the USA as applied to mythical aliens. Building in mag highs makes you undetectable by magnetic sensors and this type of decision has been possible from the beginning. So that explanation is a plausible option. . *Dr. Bruce Cornet Underground Alien Signals* *http://nationalufocenter.com/* *Dr. Bruce Cornet wri...more »
People attend a vigil for victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting in Montreal on Monday. (RYAN REMIORZ / THE CANADIAN PRESS) *Ng Weng Hoong, Asia Times:* *Canada at 150: Hate crimes and the Chinese question* As it turns 150 years old in 2017, Canada faces a surge in hate crimes amid growing nativist anger against Chinese migrants, Muslim refugees, and public officials for their alleged role in worsening the country’s socio-economic conditions, said community leaders and analysts. After years of hibernation, extremism and xenophobia in Canada are waking to the new fiery anti-gl...more »
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travelers entering the United States, at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. (Reuters) *FOX News:* *Details of Iran nuclear deal still secret as US-Tehran relations unravel* President Trump could come under new pressure to lift the curtain on secret elements of the Iran nuclear deal struck by his predecessor, especially as the Islamic Republic continues its war of words with his administration. Only days after the Iran nuclear deal was announced in July of 2015, news began to leak out...more »
President Putin Gifting President Xi Jinping the YotaPhone 2. (Source: RT screen grab) Robert Kagan, Foreign Policy: *Backing Into World War III* *America must check the assertive, rising powers of Russia and China before it's too late. Accepting spheres of influence is a recipe for disaster.* Think of two significant trend lines in the world today. One is the increasing ambition and activism of the two great revisionist powers, Russia and China. The other is the declining confidence, capacity, and will of the democratic world, and especially of the United States, to maintain the ...more »
*“A Man Who Wins The Dog Lottery Is A Lucky Man”* by Brad Zellar "Four years ago today a sickly, seven-month-old stray who had already spent three stints in his short life as a ward of the Humane Society took a chance on me. He was severely malnourished, underweight, riddled with parasites, and missing a tooth. He was not an ideal candidate for adoption, I was told; he had been labeled a loud and destructive dog, an habitual runaway, and virtually untrainable. I was blind to these accusations. I had been making regular trips to the shelter in the hopes of finding another Siberian H...more »
Australian Climate Sceptic co-founder Leon Ashby with Cory Bernardi at a No-Carbon Tax Rally On the Liberal Party’s website (link) we learn why Robert Gordon Menzies formed the Liberal Party of Australia: *Robert Menzies had already served as Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41), but he believed that the non-Labor parties should unite to present a strong alternative government to the Australian people. * *Eighty men and women from 18 non-Labor political parties and organisations attended the first Canberra conference. * *They shared a common belief that Australians should have grea...more »
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.