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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Does The 'Deep State' Exist?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 32 minutes ago
*CNN*: *Spicer doesn't reject concept of 'Deep State'* Washington (CNN)Asked whether a "deep state" of entrenched government employees exists, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that some federal employees were working to advance the previous administration's agenda. "I think that there's no question when you have eight years of one party in office, there are people who stay in government -- and continue to espouse the agenda of the previous administration," Spicer said. What's a 'Deep State' "So I don't think it should come as any surprise there are people that ... more »

Trump Is Being Pulled In Opposite Directions On The Marijuana Question

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 51 minutes ago
The big news out of the Justice Department this weekend, of course, is the sudden decision by the Regime to fire all 46 Obama-DOJ Prosecutors, including Preet Bharara, the country's most effective corruption fighter. This was especially odd because both Trump and Sessions had asked him to stay on and he had agreed to do so. Did Trump just realize out of the blue that his seat of corruption in Trump Tower is part of Bharara's jurisdiction. Recently Jeff Sessions-- who once famously explained that he thought the KKK were a bunch of fine guys until he realized they were a bunch of po... more »

UN Report: 20 Million Face The Threat Of Starvation In Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC: **UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945* The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year. Mr O'Brien said $4.4bn (£3.6bn) was needed by July to avert disaster. "We stand at a critical point in history," Mr O'Brien told the Security Coun... more »

Intruder Arrested On The White House Grounds After Scaling Fence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Washington Post: **Calif. man carrying Mace arrested on White House grounds after scaling fence* A California man carrying two cans of Mace and a letter to President Trump about “Russian hackers” scaled a White House fence Friday night and neared an entrance to the presidential mansion before he was arrested, according to a court document. The suspect — identified as Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, 26 — made it all the way to the exterior of the White House, which he walked alongside, and then hid behind a pillar before he was spotted and apprehended near the South Portico entrance. Th... more »

China Wants Space-Based Lasers, Electromagnetic Railguns, And Microwave Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Friend or foe? Long March rocket carrying an experimental spacecraft. Photo: Reuters *Bill Gertz, Asia Times:* *Light wars: space-based lasers among Beijing’s hi-tech arms* Arsenal including electromagnetic railguns and microwave weapons aims to neutralize web of satellites that give US its main strategic edge. China’s military is developing powerful lasers, electromagnetic railguns and high-power microwave weapons for use in a future “light war” involving space-based attacks on satellites. Beijing’s push to produce so-called directed-energy weapons aims to neutralize America’s k... more »

Neuroscience: “Mirror Neurons: Mirrors In Your Brain”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
* “Mirror Neurons: Mirrors In Your Brain”* by Casey Kazan “A recent paradigm-shattering discovery in neuroscience shows how our minds share actions, emotions, and experience -what we commonly call "the monkey see, monkey do" experience. When we see someone laugh, cry, show disgust, or experience pain, in some sense, we share that emotion. When we see someone in distress, we share that distress. When we see a great actor, musician or sportsperson perform at the peak of their abilities, it can feel like we are experiencing just something of what they are experiencing. Only recently, ... more »

Syrian President Assad Calls U.S. Forces In His Country As Invaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Al Jazeera: **Syria's Bashar al-Assad calls US forces 'invaders'* *But Syrian president says there could be room for cooperation with US President Donald Trump in the fight against ISIL.* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called US forces deployed in Syria "invaders" but said he saw promise in US President Donald Trump's vow to prioritise the fight against ISIL. About 500 US troops are in Syria in support of the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). The US-led coalition is currently backing a campaign by its Syrian militia allie... more »

Another Delay In Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA Stealth Fighter Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Russia's New PAK-FA Stealth Fighter Has A Big Problem* Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA stealth fighter program has suffered another delay. Testing of the of the powerful new jet’s second stage engine, which was supposed to start later this year, has been pushed back to 2018. "At the moment, works are being carried out within the framework of contacts with the Russian Defense Ministry,” United Aircraft Corporation, Sergei Korotkov told the TASS news agency. “Flight tests are underway. We plan to enter the second stage of... more »

Anxiety Over North Korea's Arsenal Grows

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’* On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed to obtain them. “The current course that they are on is unacceptable,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said publicly... more »

Do You Wish Philip K. Dick Was Still Around To Write About Señor Trumpanzee? So Does Alan Grayson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Robert Reich's video about the 7 signs of tyranny appears to be tailor-made to explain the first six months of Trumpism. *Newsweek* ran an OpEd by Reich putting it into some kind of context this week: It seems an eternity ago but it was only last Tuesday night when Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress and stuck to the teleprompter without going off the deep end-- eliciting rapturous praise from the media. “Donald Trump at his most presidential,“gushed NBC; “a recitation of hopes and dreams for the nation,” oozed NPR; “the most presidential speech Mr. Trump has ever... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Bacolod City, Bacolod, Philippines. Thanks for stopping by!

"Ironic, huh?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?” - Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come”

The Economy: "When This All Blows Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"When This All Blows Up..."* by Chris Martenson "This report marks the end of a series of three big trains of thought. The first explained how we’re living through the Mother Of All Financial Bubbles. The next detailed the Great Wealth Transfer that is now underway, siphoning our wealth into the pockets of an elite few. This concluding report predicts how these deleterious and unsustainable trends will inevitably ‘resolve’ (which is a pleasant way of saying ‘blow up’.) *The Ka-POOM Theory: *In terms how this will all end, we favor the scenario put forth by Eric Janszen in 1998 ca... more »

Julian Assange Press Conference and Q&A on Vault 7, Year Zero and the CIA

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 4 hours ago
Dandelion Salad Listen to this also on Mar 9, 2017 WikiLeaks Press Conference on Vault 7, Year Zero and the CIA. The press conference was streamed earlier on Persiscope, this is a direct rip of that stream. from the archives: WikiLeaks: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed Edward Snowden: If We Are Going To Protect The […]

The week in satire Vol. #35

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 4 hours ago
And what a week it was! A week in which I was off sick with the flu! A week in which I didn’t really keep up with the news! And a week which ended with me having to write a pithy, three-sentence round-up of the current events I basically just haven’t followed! But what else […] The post The week in satire Vol. #35 appeared first on The Canary.

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Don't You Feel Small”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “Don't You Feel Small” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8V8-vwa5n0 "See the world, ask what it's for, Understanding, nothing more.." *A comment: *I'm quite aware this blog's content has progressively turned into a virtual chamber of horrors- Fukushima, the economy, civil liberties, one disaster or horror after another- everything's going to Hell in a hand-basket and it's clearly displayed here. Not by choice- I'd much rather focus on other, better things, or be doing some... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
According to Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti, Democrats have a shot at some victories in 2018 -- unless they squander the opportunity because they're fighting with one another: With 27 GOP-controlled governorships up for election in 2018, national Democrats envision the midterm elections as a chance to rebalance the scales at the state level, where there are currently twice as many Republican governors than Democrats. But already, party leaders are running into a complication — unresolved issues left over from the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders presidential primary. Far from defeate... more »

Intel Community, White House's Own Words Admit Validity of CIA Leaks

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: intel-community-white-house-s-own-words-admit-validity-of-cia-leaks] Recent statements by the CIA and White House, coupled with the FBI's investigation into the source of leaked CIA documents and published by WikiLeaks, serve as admissions that the disclosures are genuine.

Those Pesky Mohammedans

LL at Virtual Mirage - 6 hours ago
It's Saturday, the doings at the Mosque down the street may have ended. The Muslims two-doors-down are having a hoot-in-nanny of some description. I'm not part of their faith and culture, so the screechy loud music and the obnoxious bull$hit bothers me. Everyone else posts fliers if they are going to have a party, explaining how long the shindig will last and who to call if we have a beef. Not the Mohammedans. Naturally since there are about a hundred of them, attendees blocked the driveway of my home. It's a three-car driveway and there were two Mohammedan cars blocking access wh... more »

Death in Ghayil

Iona Craig at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] On January 29, 5-year-old Sinan al Ameri was asleep with his mother, his aunt, and 12 other children in a one-room stone hut typical of poor rural villages in the highlands of Yemen. A little after 1 a.m., the women and children awoke to the sound of a gunfight erupting a few hundred feet away. Roughly 30 members of Navy SEAL Team 6 were storming the eastern hillside of the remote settlement. According to residents of the village of al Ghayil, in Yemen’s al Bayda province, the first to die in the assault was 13-year-old Nasser al Dhahab. The house of his uncle, S... more »

Why the Right Fears the Four-Day Week

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I've got a guilty secret. I subscribe to *CapX*'s mailing list and occasionally, I like some of its output. For those of you who don't know (or don't care) what CapX is, it's a fancy ass blog that styles itself as the home of some of the best politics writers going. And Daniel Hannan. It also happens to be firmly on the right somewhere between Cameroonism and the batshittery of so-called libertarianism. In many ways, its stock-in-trade in contrarianism, albeit not as strident or as obviously stupid as your average Brendan O'Neill missive. No, their niche in the comment landscape is... more »

Are The Republicans Ready To Just Call It Quits And Let Trumpcare Die A Quick Death?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
On Thursday Bernie Sanders was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer for a wide-ranging interview and you can watch it in it's entirety above. I just want to focus on one question-- which you'll notice Bernie bringing up on his own-- the Ryan-Pence-Price repeal of Obamacare to replace it with some shitty non-starter called Trumpcare. He had to explain to the dumbfounded Beltway misinformation hack that Ryan, McCarthy and the rest of the Republicans behind the health care bill and the rest of the Republican agenda are *conservatives* and the Republicans opposing them shouldn't be called "conse... more »

Muscle Contractions At The Atomic Scale

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 8 hours ago
To the outside world, muscles look like they contract or do work but at the very small scale it is myosin molecules pulling actin filaments and myosin and actin are essentially nanomachines that convert the chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis - how cells in our muscles create energy - into mechanical work. New electron cryomicroscopy images reveal unexpectedly large conformational changes in the myosin molecule during the pull and that may show how myosin generates force and create a paradigm for the construction of true nanomachines. read more

New Hampshire House Unanimously Approves Bill Restricting Stingray Surveillance

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: new-hampshire-house-unanimously-approves-bill-restricting-stingray-surveillance] The New Hampshire state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill placing strict control on the use of Stingray surveillance devices.

Piers Corbyn - Timo Niroma - another mini-ice age on its way...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
the above *apocalyptigraph* was snatched from the following video presentation given by Piers Corbyn (Jeremy's older brother) at an *Electric Universe* conference in 2014. And do you know what, I don't even care if you don't read Spanish, "You don't need to..." just understand that Corbyn's presentation below is all about repeating patterns through Recorded Weather History and the above *apocalyptigraph* is just a simple observation of the 221 year gap between similar Historical Solar-Weather Cycles i.e. recorded sunspot activity. It looks like the years 2031-35 might be THE COLD... more »

Sir Patrick Stewart is Adorably Obsessed With His New Foster Pit Bull

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
The message of the video is clear – rescue dogs are so sweet, they can melt even the heart of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. So go ahead and adopt, don’t shop. As you may already know, Pit Bulls have a long-held bad reputation that they don’t deserve. You might recognize them as the first dog to be typecast in the role of a bad guy’s vicious canine companion. You might also know they have been the targets of unjust breed specific legislation (BSL), which has never been proven to be effective in preventing dog bites. But what you might not know is that all of this negative imagery has cau... more »

Scrubbed From Textbooks — The US Government’s National Experiment in Extermination

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: prohibition]In desperation to make effective the floundering Prohibition on alcohol, the U.S. government — unable to convince the public consumption of booze constituted a moral transgression — intentionally poisoned the supply in a last-ditch attempt to enforce State-mandated sobriety. This “chemist’s war of Prohibition” became, as outspoken opponent and New York City chief medical examiner …

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Brenda McClurkin, University of Texas, Arlington Special Collections

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
Veering away from UFOs, sort of, I spoke with Brenda McClurkin of the Special Collections at the University of Texas at Arlington library about their, well, special collection. We learned that there were over four million negatives held in their state-of-the-art, climate controlled vault. You can listen to the interview here: http://differentperspective.rnn.libsynpro.com/ Ramey, DuBose and the infamous sheet of paper. Copyright: University of Texas at Arlington, Special Collections. Although the point was to talk about the investigation of the Ramey Memo, which is a photograph of Bri... more »

Speaking Event in Deerfield Beach

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
MB and I flew down to south Florida yesterday from Boston and this morning I spoke at the Deerfield Progressive Forum. Her brother lives in Ft. Lauderdale so we are staying at his place right on the beach (on the 29th floor). My talk was about Ukraine but I spent about half of my power point presentation showing how the US and NATO are encircling Russia and destabilizing eastern Europe. More than 60 folks were in attendance (including three snow birds from Maine who come down here in the winter). It was a great surprise to see longtime friend Will Van Natta walk into the room. ... more »

Environmental Levies To Cost £57 In Next Five Years

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Following the Chancellor’s Budget Statement, the Office for Budget Responsibility has published its latest Economic & Fiscal Outlook for the next five years. The projected cost of Environmental Levies is £57.4bn between 2017/18 and 2021/22: 2.7 Environmental levies £ billion Outturn Forecast 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 […]

Just a Bit of American History

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago

Seattle, WA March 18th: "Heritage of Colonialism" conference

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 9 hours ago
[image: Image may contain: 9 people] More information: http://en.shafaqna.com/news/42860

20 Powerful images from the #NativeNationsRise protests happening in Washington, DC

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Thousands of Native American demonstrators and their supporters marched to the White House to voice outrage at the Dakota Access The protest follows months of demonstrations in a remote part of North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe demonstrated in an attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing upstream from their reservation. That pipeline is being installed now, after Trump signed an executive order last month smoothing the path for construction. He also cleared the way for the Keystone XL project that would pipe Canadian crude into the United States. The prot... more »

Double standards

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Alan at *Biased BBC *has already covered this, and DB has also covered it (for Twitter), but I still think it's worth gathering together and adding to... Here are a pair of statements from two leading U.S. politicians: It wasn't always easy for new immigrants. Certainly, it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, her... more »

Pinned Tweet

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Even non-freelance BBC reporters write pieces for other (non-BBC) sites. Kim Ghattas, for example, remains proud of a piece she wrote for *Foreign Policy *a couple of years back - so proud that she's made it her 'Pinned Tweet': It wasn't a particularly impartial piece either, featuring statements like, "We’re also in the midst of a crisis in basic humanity", and denunciations of "headlines decrying the “disgusting” refugees, who are supposedly spoiling British tourists’ holidays on Greek islands". I read that and immediately guessed which newspaper Kim was linking to there (on “d... more »

Nancy Pelosi Arrested by Secret Service for Coup Attempt?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports that the House Minority Leader was taken from her office in handcuffs for plotting to overthrow the president are fake news.

Breitbart Targeted by Calls for Advertising Boycott

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
The conservative web site has been the focus an effort to stop advertisers from doing business with them.

Sean Spicer Handed Mid-Briefing Note Saying, “You Just Committed a Felony”?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's being given an ominous note in the middle of a press briefing originated in satire.

"As if we could stand in the silence of this single moment of light"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Radio 3's *The Verb *can often be worth a listen. It helps that I'm a big fan of Ian McMillan, the Bard of Barnsley (and a very regular BBC regular) - especially his delightful Twitter feed. If anything justifies Twitter (and plenty doesn't) then it's Ian's Twitter feed with its stream of poetic nibbles, jokes, friendly replies, interesting links, miniature reviews, and lovely unfamiliar paintings. It's a daily pick-me-up. I hope he's keeping a record of them because they'd make a great book. Here's a sample, just in case he *isn't*. He always starts the day, just as I'm gett... more »

Violence In Iraq, March 1-7, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
There were a total of 179 incidents reported in Iraq in the first week of March. That was just around the same amount as the previous week when there were 181. Those high figures were due to the fighting in Mosul. A total of 749 people were killed and 622 wounded. 21 Peshmerga, 21 Hashd al-Shaabi, 37 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 670 civilians lost their lives. Another 2 Sahwa, 50 Hashd, 131 ISF, and 439 Civilians were injured. Anbar had 10 incidents, 14 deaths, and 6 wounded. That was on average for the year. 2 car bombs were destroyed in Ramadi and outside th... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 143, Mar 10, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
There was more movement into the middle of west Mosul, and in the Badush district. The Golden Division seizedthe Amil 1, Amil 2 and the Aghawatneighborhoods. The Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division moving up the Tigris River freed Nabi Sheet, Okaidat, Bab Jadid, and attacked Bab al-Tob again. To the west of the city the Iraqi forces (ISF) took two more towns in the Badush area. The advance along multiple fronts is stretching the Islamic State’s defenses. General Maan al-Saadi from the Golden Division claimed that they had been broken, but that’s yet to be seen. There are m... more »

It’s a “No Brainer” — House Approves Bill To Stop Feds From Watching Porn on Taxpayer’s Dime

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
A House committee on oversight has approved prohibiting federal employees from using government computers and devices to watch pornography on the job.

Owen Jones, "Conservative supporters" and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
From BBC Newsbeat I must admit, partly from watching *YouTube* videos of his interviews with people who don't share his views and seeing him (so often) on TV, that I've grown to like Owen Jones more and more as time passes. And he's been changing his view of his ideological friends too, given that they've been beastly to him on Twitter - which he's now left, pursued by a bear. I first found out about this by reading it at *Guido Fawkes *- a post headlined Owen Jones Driven Off Twitter By Left-Wing Haters. Guido quotes Owen's Facebook comment about it: In an extraordinary Facebook ... more »

Radiophobia on the Anniversary of Fukushima Daiichi’s Catastrophic and Ongoing Nuclear Accident

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
*You can also read this post as a pdf at dropbox:https://www.dropbox.com/s/2jdnqk5m1sw5mxj/Radiophobia%20on%20the%20Anniversary%20of%20Fukushima%20Daiichi%20March%2011%202017.pdf?dl=1* Reuters has a story, re-ran by the Asahi Shimbun, about Fukushima mothers' efforts to measure radiation levels in food to protect their children. The final segment of the article addresses mothers' perceptions that authorities are attempting to downplay the risk of radiation, particularly for children: Reuters. (March 11, 2017). After Fukushima disaster, mothers don lab coats to measure radiation. T... more »

Assad: No one invited US, all foreign troops in Syria without permission are ‘invaders’

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Syria: US troops spotted in armoured convoy* *inside Manbij, Syria* Pity the poor Syrian people. Imagine if you and your family saw the above atrocity on the streets of your country...convoys of American military vehicles, flags a fluttering...rumbling down the streets. The history of that sight would strike terror in your breast. You would know that your country will shortly be destroyed--brick by brick...like Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc., etc., They will poison its soil, water and air forever with depleted uranium weaponry. There is no more feared invading force... more »

Ron Paul Calls WikiLeaks Revelation of CIA Documents ‘Fantastic’

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
Ron Paul, the prominent libertarian communicator and three-time US presidential candidate, declared this week in a Fox Business interview that it is “fantastic” that WikiLeaks revealed on Tuesday thousands of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents and files. Speaking with host Kennedy, Paul further says that the information exposed “indicates that liberty is in big trouble” and states his concern about there having been insufficient media coverage of the information. Watch Paul’s complete interview, in which he also talks about potential dangers related to technology, here: ... more »

Ron Paul Calls WikiLeaks Revelation of CIA Documents ‘Fantastic’

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
Ron Paul, the prominent libertarian communicator and three-time US presidential candidate, declared this week in a Fox Business interview that it is “fantastic” that WikiLeaks revealed on Tuesday thousands of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents and files. Speaking with host Kennedy, Paul further says that the information exposed “indicates that liberty is in big trouble” and states his concern about there having been insufficient media coverage of the information. Watch Paul’s complete interview, in which he also talks about potential dangers related to technology, here: ... more »

19th Century Reasons for Being Institutionalized

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 11 hours ago
I think we've all come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is shithouse rat-on-fire insane and should be in a loony bin instead of the Oval Office. But when I saw this on Facebook this morning, I looked at this equally crazy checklist of reasons for institutionalization in the late 19th century and was tempted to take stock of what would've gotten Trump put in a rubber room back in the day: - 1) Intemperance & Business Trouble: One but not the other. Trump doesn't drink but his first divorce and business empire nearly falling would've put him in four point restraints. - 2) He... more »

The dangerous rise of the tribal and dumb!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017Little Library in the Dark Woods:* The rise of talk radio and the Internet have fueled the rise of The Crazy. It's surprising to see how many people are drawn to the way of The Crazy. Ben Carson recently took that road with his silly, absurd account of the outlook of people who were brought in chains from their homes in Africa to this brutal new land. It's surprising to see how many people are drawn by the allure of The Crazy, or at least by the thrill of The Dumb. Over Here, within our infallible tribe, we've spotted some recent examples. To ponder what ... more »

Democratic Candidates Need To Talk More About Delivering On The Promise Of Public Education-- A Guest Post By Katie Hill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
After losing all that weight during chemo, I'm gaining it back-- and then some-- again. I blame it on the 2018 congressional midterms. I keep going out for dinners with candidates! A couple of nights ago a mutual friend introduced me to Katie Hill, a young woman from Agua Dulce, halfway between Santa Clarita and Palmdale, the two main towns in CA-25. Right now Katie is the only candidate running against conservative backbencher Steve Knight in a district with a Democratic Party voter registration advantage which Hillary won 50.3% to 43.6%. That was a nice margin. Unfortunately, the... more »

There's nothing like a dame (Jenni Murray)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The big 'BBC bias' controversy I missed this week was Dame Jenni Murray of *Woman's Hour *getting a ticking-off from the BBC for a *Sunday Times *piece, where she'd written that transgender women aren't "real women". Of course, Dame Jenni's *Sunday Times *piece was full of PC caveats but that still didn't stop the specific target of her criticism, India Willoughby, from (outrageously) calling for her to be sacked for expressing her opinions. Nor did it stop the Four Gender-Fluid Horseriders of the Twitter Apocalypse from descending upon her. Or the BBC from 'reminding' her abou... more »

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, March 11, 2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, March 11, 2017"* by Bob Nichols *Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such report will be on March 25, 2017. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific *FACT*, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiati... more »

Rand Paul: Republican Healthcare Plan Is "Obamacare Lite"

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: rand-paul-gop-health-care-plan-is-obamacare-lite] Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) refuses to back down to Republican Party leadership on healthcare, calling the GOP plan "Obamacare Lite."

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

The Origins of Daylight Saving Time

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Why do we fiddle with moving our clocks forward and back one hour twice a year?

Owen Jones quits social media after threats of "torture and murder" prr BBC News beat who misrepresent what Owen Jones said

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
This BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39242759/owen-jones-quits-social-media-after-threats-of-torture-and-murder misrepresents what Owen Jones said: 'Writer and activist Owen Jones is quitting social media due to the abuse he faces online. Owen says he has been threatened with "torture and murder" by far right extremists. But he says the abuse has come from both sides in UK politics with criticism from Labour and Conservative supporters.' I'm sorry but I've read Owen Jones's statement here - https://m.facebook.com/owenjones84/posts/1283629501730559 (which the BB... more »

Leaked Docs Show FBI Investigated Ties Between Mafia, Masons & Vatican In Assassination Plot

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: fbi, vatican]In what sounds like a wild conspiracy theory, newly uncovered FBI documents detail a sinister and deadly plot leading all the way up to the Vatican.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
In some ways, this purge is not unusual: The Trump administration moved on Friday to sweep away most of the remaining vestiges of Obama administration prosecutors at the Justice Department, ordering 46 holdover United States attorneys to tender their resignations immediately — including Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan.... It is not unusual for a new president to replace United States attorneys appointed by a predecessor, especially when there has been a change in which party controls the White House. But it was done in an abrupt and heavy-handed way: One sen... more »

NPE Action Helps Halt Dead Bill

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
The NEA/AFT support group at NPE are declaring victory over a Congressional bill that had been shelved weeks before Diane Ravitch rallied the unwary and naive to sign an online letter to stop what was already dead. Ravitch, in the meantime, was able to add thousands of unsuspecting souls to her database for future efforts to pry dollars from them to support her role in promoting AFT/NEA/DNC talking points. And now that it has become common knowledge that H.R.610 was never ever close to a vote and posed no real threat, Ravitch has quickly claimed victory. In doing so, she and her N... more »

Four SASIC Charter Schools Shut Down in San Antonio

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
It was the school kitchen floor covered with meat blood after holiday break that made one charter teacher suspicious. She soon, thereafter, quit, and became a whistleblower. Now all four of the SASIC corporate reform schools have been shut down, pending an investigation. For the State of Texas to investigate, you know something stinks. Oh yeah, the meat. Serving rotted meat is not the only charge facing these charter industry predators. Here are some of the other charges listed in a letter to Commissioner Mike Morath from State Representative, Diego Bernal:

It's Saturday: Let's talk about mechanically separated chicken...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*or as I call it - beaks and feet (with an occasional side of eyeballs)* Many months ago I bought some frozen pizzas that were on sale. I failed to read the label before bringing them home. When I *did* read the label they hit the trash can because the fatal words "mechanically separated chicken" (MSC) was one of the ingredients. Good thing they were uber cheap. Last week Digiorno pizzas were on sale. We've been eating them for years and it never, ever occurred to me to read the label. This time I did. Holy guacamole - mechanically separated chicken was an ingredient. What is M... more »

Was the BBC biased over the Budget?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
The pressures of extra hours at work (employed not self-employed) has kept me away from the blog for a few days (have I missed anything?), so it's 'catching-up' time again... The Budget has been the big domestic news story of the week. My Twitter feed showed that something remarkable had happened when hordes of right-leaning tweeters were pouring derision on Philip Hammond for his NICs rise on the self-employed while a few prominent left-leaning tweeters were advising others on the Left to consider that Mr Hammond was actually doing something 'progressive', something they could a... more »

Satellite Images Show North Korea Is Preparing For Another Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Joong Ang Daily *Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., RCD/38 North*: *North Korea Prepares for Another Nuclear Test* Summary New commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from March 7 indicates activity at the North Portal, Main Administrative Area and Command Center. The sum of these activities supports an assessment that North Korea continues to prepare the tunnels at the North Portal for a future nuclear test. It also suggests that Punggye-ri is capable of handling a sixth nuclear test on short notice once a nuclear device and the associated monitoring equipment are ... more »

Weekend reads: A publisher sends the wrong message on data sharing; jail for scientific fraud; pigs fly

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured three new ways companies are trying to scam authors, and a look at why one journal is publishing a running tally of their retractions. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “Does the American Psychological Association really want to be the publishing equivalent of a shady used car dealer?” The latest on data-sharing […] The post Weekend reads: A publisher sends the wrong message on data sharing; jail for scientific fraud; pigs fly appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The U.S. Military Budget Debate is Now Heating Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Defense Secretary James Mattis meets with Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work; Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon. *John McCormack, Weekly Standard*: *Which Side Is Gen. Mattis On?* *The military budget debate heats up.* A debate over the military's budget is emerging between defense hawks on Capitol Hill and fiscal hawks in the Trump administration. The fiscal hawks, chief among them Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney, want the next an... more »

Do U.S. Spies Live In fear On What President Trump May Tweet Next?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*NBC* *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast: **U.S. Spies Live in Fear of Trump’s Next Tweet* *Washington’s national security professionals are bracing for the president’s next Twitter storm, and frantically subscribing to @realDonaldTrump alerts so they can manage the fallout from his latest rage tweets.* As Friday evening draws to a close around Washington, D.C., the city’s tight-knit and secretive national security clan goes to sleep with a new unease. It’s not Syria or Iran or even North Korea they’re most worried about. They’re uncertain just what President Donald Trump may tweet in... more »

Keeping People Out

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
The Conservative leadership race is almost at the finish line. And the contestants are firing up their base, not building a big tent. Bruce Anderson writes: On a range of policy issues, the Conservatives seem determined to re-create the same coalition of voters that supported them in 2015, when they were handed their hat. Stephen Harper’s party bet heavily against compassion for refugees and tolerance towards Muslim immigrants. Most observers in the Party acknowledged that the low point of the campaign was when Kellie Leitch and Chris Alexander stood at a podium to announce th... more »

Sessions Could Appoint a Special Counsel to Review Holder-Lynch Justice Department

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: sessions-could-appoint-a-special-counsel-to-review-holder-lynch-department-of-justice] Sessions suggested in an interview that he will consider appointing a special prosecutor to review misconduct in the Obama Justice Department.

"I'm not going down the usual road of whipping up outrage"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
This morning's *From Our Own Correspondent *featured a highly informative profile of Jean-Marie Le Pen from the BBC's Paris correspondent Hugh Schofield. It was also a highly unusual profile (for a BBC reporter) - as Hugh himself noted: I'm conscious in writing this that I'm not going down the usual road of whipping up outrage against this "racist, antisemitic throwback" - and some listeners may feel I'm letting the man off lightly. But, to be honest, I think it's more useful to explain the appeal. And 'explain the appeal' he certainly tried to do. It's not often that you he... more »

Katty Kay corrects herself

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Katty Kay *didn't *look before she leaped the other day. She tweeted: Her followers on Twitter, naturally, piled in with jokes about "President Pimp" and the odd nasty dig at Melania Trump. Three hours later, and to her credit, she tweeted a correction: Her prompt correction saves her from the accusation of promoting 'fake news', but there's surely more than a grain of truth to the following complaint: She certainly did appear to pounce on - and promote - the most lurid angle of a less-than-entirely spot-on piece of non-BBC reporting (in which the potentially lurid element onl... more »

Missing details

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The detail given in the reporting of the axe-attack at a train station in Düsseldorf has varied from media organisation to media organisation, as usual. The *Daily Telegraph, *for instance, reports that the suspect is "a mentally ill asylum seeker", "a 36-year-old man from Kosovo", "named locally as Fatmir H, (who) came to Germany in 2009 and was granted temporary residency for humanitarian reasons". The BBC News website is much more tight-lipped, merely reporting that the suspect is a "36-year-old...from the former Yugoslavia (who) suffers from psychological problems". The BB... more »

Interruptions, interruptions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
You are bound to have already seen this (as it has 'gone viral'), but just in case you haven't... Robert E. Kelly, Associate Professor in the Department Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University, South Korea, is discussing the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye with Chris Rogers on the BBC News Channel when something unexpected happens: If that didn't make you laugh then there's no hope for you!

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - The Star's editorial board calls for an end to regressive federal tax breaks. And Dennis Howlett asks why the tax evaders who used KPMG's illegal offshoring schemes are being offered secrecy and amnesty for their attempts to siphon revenue away from the Canadian public. - Michael Butler discusses how the Libs' insistence on continuing the Harper Cons' health funding model through bilateral agreements looks to undermine the universal Medicare we value so highly. And James MacLeod points out another predictable Trudeau broken promise, as th... more »

"Nobody's Listening..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"*Angel:* Well, I guess I kinda worked it out. If there's no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters... then all that matters is what we do. 'Cause that's all there is. What we do. Now. Today. I fought for so long, for redemption, for a reward, and finally just to beat the other guy, but I never got it. *Kate Lockley:* And now you do? *Angel:* Not all of it. All I wanna do is help. I wanna help because I don't think people should suffer as they do. Because, if there's no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness is the greatest thing in the world. *Kate Lock... more »

"At The End Of The Day..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be a human. Maybe, we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe, we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate." - "Grey's Anatomy"


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* *Russia's Largest Bank Confirms Hiring Podesta Group To Lobby For Ending Sanctions**No one is paying attention to the 2nd Islamic State that's emerging in Syria* *'Heist of the 21st Century' Highlights Risks in the Innovation EconomySouth Korea's Ex-President Refuses To Vacate Residence After Impeachment, Two Dead During Protests The House GOP is pushing a bill that would let employers demand workers' genetic test results African Union joins the internet with '.africa' suffix on domain namesLeaked emails reveal Nigel Farage's long-standing links to Julian Assan... more »

Troubling New Data Shows Most Scientists “Can’t Replicate” Peer Reviewed Studies

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: science]The scientific community is facing a major dilemma known as a “reproducibility crisis.”

WikiLeaks Just Exposed the CIA for Hacking TVs, Here’s How To See If They Got Yours

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: cia, tv]Earlier this week, WikiLeaks exposed the CIA's ability to spy on you through your TV — Here's how to see if your TV was hacked.

Political Change In Sweden?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Global Risk Insights*: *Sweden’s far right gaining ground as social problems mounts* Sweden’s immigration policy is honourable but has not come without social problems — which in turn herald a political shakeup. Sweden has accepted more refugees per capita than any other European country. At the height of the European refugee crisis in 2015, Sweden accepted 10,000 refugees per week. Sweden’s liberal immigration policy is honourable, but it does not come without problems. As social problems increase, Sweden’s far right party, the Sweden Democrats (SD) are gaining territory and wi... more »

Recruiting Republicans To Run For Congress As Democrats Has Usually Ended Badly For All Concerned

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Rahm's revolting stench is still the only smell at DCCC headquarters* I'm going to start talking about a rule of Beltway politics by immediately pointing to an exception: Elizabeth Warren, who today-- along with men and women like Bernie Sanders, Ted Lieu, Pramila Jayapal, Raul Grijalva, and Jeff Merkley-- *defines* what it means to be a real Democrat, was once an Oklahoma Republican! That's a *long* time ago, the Democratic Party didn't recruit her as a Republican, *and*, like I said, that's the glaring exception to the rule. About a decade ago, Blue America was toiling away on be... more »

Cop Goes Off on the War on Pot: “I’ve Never Seen Anyone Commit Anything Violent” on Cannabis

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: legalize, weed]Police officers of America, please take notice on what this officer says about why we should legalize weed — This is what good cops do.

London Trader Andrew Maguire On Latest Gold & Silver Smash: “This Is The FINAL RINSE!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
London Trader Andrew Maguire On Latest Gold & Silver Smash: “This Is The FINAL RINSE!” by http://www.silverdoctors.com/ “This Is A Historic Moment. From A Physical Market Perspective, THIS IS DIFFERENT!” In A Riveting 52 Minute Inteview, London Trader Andrew Maguire Explains Why He Believes the Time to Buy Gold and Silver Is NOW: – From Craig […]

GOP Rep Mike Kelly: “Obama Is In Washington For One Reason Only, To Run A Shadow Government”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
GOP Rep Mike Kelly: “Obama Is In Washington For One Reason Only, To Run A Shadow Government” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Speaking to a group of fellow Republicans at an event Saturday in Pittsburgh, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania was caught on film saying that President Obama’s extended stay in Washington D.C. has absolutely […]

The Conflict Within the Deep State Just Broke into Open Warfare

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
The Conflict within the Deep State Just Broke into Open Warfare by CHARLES HUGH SMITH, http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/ The battle raging in the Deep State isn’t just a bureaucratic battle–it’s a war for the soul, identity and direction of the nation. – When do the unlimited powers of the Intelligence/Security agencies threaten America’s domestic and global national interests? The CIA […]

Legend James Dines Just Warned We’re Headed For A Global Crisis As Government Bonds Are Going To Crash

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Legend James Dines Just Warned We’re Headed For A Global Crisis As Government Bonds Are Going To Crash by http://www.kingworldnews.com With continued uncertainty in global markets, today legend and 60-year market veteran James Dines told King World News that we are headed for a global crisis as government bonds are going to crash. – The […]

China Warns of Nuclear First Strike in Response to THAAD Deployment

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
China Warns of Nuclear First Strike in Response to THAAD Deployment by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com China warns that it is reconsidering its policy not to use nuclear weapons against South Korea in response to the U.S. deploying the THAAD missile system and sending B-52 bombers to protect its ally. – THAAD is being deployed […]

David Morgan on Why You MUST Own Silver or Gold, Silver Shortage, Market Crash 2017, GLD & SLV

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on Mar 10, 2017 David Morgan on why you MUST own silver or gold, silver shortage, market crash 2017, GLD & SLV | http://www.themorganreport.com David Morgan on why you MUST own silver or gold, silver shortage, market crash 2017, GLD and SLV, and more! // Silver investing 2017, silver investing news, silver investing today, […]

Enemy Of Reason: Behind The Mask Of Pro-GMO Neoliberal Ideology

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 17 hours ago
Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research, RINF Professor Shanthu Shantharam recently wrote a response to Viva Kermani’s well thought out article about injecting some honesty into the debate about genetically modified (GM) food and crops. Both pieces appeared the Indian publication Swarajya. Shantharam’s response is typical of what we have come to expect from him: a mixture of abuse, personal attacks and gross misrepresentation of both issues and facts. He says of Kermani’s piece: “The article seems to be borrowed from the manifesto of the global anti-GM propaganda machinery tha... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*UK: Established grammar schools must offer lower pass marks to poorer pupils* *It is entirely reasonable for Grammars to do all they can to get poor but bright kids into their classes -- but admitting poor and dumb students undermines the whole point of a selective school. This is politics gone mad* All existing grammar schools will be forced to offer lower 11-plus pass marks to poorer children or embrace similar radical moves to end the middle-class stranglehold. Reforms to be announced next month will compel grammars to increase their intake of children from deprived back... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*An information-light editorial from New England* *See below: They have had the brainwave that Trump climate skepticism is now the GOP climate position. They are apparently unaware that conservatives generally have for a long time thought global warming is a crock. It didn't need Trump.They then proceed to do the impossible: Prove a generalization from a few specific instances. You can "prove" anything that way. For a global theory you need global evidence and all they offer in that regard is temperature rises -- now gone -- which were associated with El Nino. Those ... more »

Trump Tower Tenant Living Below Trump Sent to Jail for Racketeering Conspiracy with Russian-American Organized Crime

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Trump may lose tenants by accusing the government of wire-tapping Trump Towers. It appears that the FBI probably did wiretap … Continue reading →

US Senate Judiciary Committee Member Statement on Abrupt Firing of All 46 Remaining US Attorneys by the Trump Administration

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
One of the US attorneys fired was involved in this case. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/trump-tower-tenant-living-below-trump-sent-to-jail-for-racketeering-conspiracy-with-russian-american-organized-crime/ Preet Bharara was just abruptly fired, along with … Continue reading →

5 Harrowing Stories Of Hand-To-Hand Combat By U.S. Soldeirs In Iraq And Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Gerard R. Farao *James Clark, Task & Purpose*: *5 Harrowing Stories Of Hand-To-Hand Combat In Iraq And Afghanistan* Is there less courage on the battlefield today than during previous wars? If you only looked at the number of awards for valor presented to service members, you might get that impression. There’s been a noticeable decrease in valor citations issued during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, compared with previous conflicts. There are plenty of reasons for this, but a lack of bravery isn’t one of them. One common explanation is that th... more »

Weekend Open Thread

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 18 hours ago
What are you thinking, doing, watching, reading, listening to?

What Is Russia Doing In Libya?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), leaves after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Russian private security firm says it had armed men in east Libya* A force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia operated until last month in a part of Libya that is under the control of regional leader Khalifa Haftar, the head of the firm that hired the contractors told Reuters. It is the clearest signal to date that Moscow is ... more »

Transpicuous News: Wikileaks, Purim, and Everyone wants to meet Putin

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
Transpicuous News for Saturday March 11th, 2017. US Congress Passes the NASA Bill, which has some very interesting stuff buried in it. UK Taxes Solar Power by up to 800%, and the US Invades Syria, Wikileaks Vault 7, and Everyone is Visiting Putin!! It's been an interesting Week! d We are just $300 from reaching the goal for the Go Fund Me Campaign to get me a new computer set up!! https://www.gofundme.com/get-dani-a-new-laptop http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com.mt/2017/03/vault-7-thats-it-yet-another.html https://www.rt.com/usa/379931-nasa-funding-bill-moon-mars/ htt... more »

Rush For The Bus: TV Sitcom in Development Featuring Adults with Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Old enough to remember one of these? By Dan Burns I’m writing a TV sitcom series, “Saving Zero,” based on my experience as a co-founder and fundraiser for a group home in Austin, Texas. In my sitcom, Josh -- father...

Mold and Fungus Biggest Hidden Health Threat

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Published on March 11, 2017* Infowars reporter Millie Weaver interviews Infowars Life Chief Formulator Dr. Edward Group about the hidden health dangers of mold, yeast, and fungus.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Are Now Facing Israeli Troops On The 1967 Ceasefire Line In The Golan Heights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Israeli soldiers stand in an abandoned military outpost overlooking the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on Tal Hazika near Alonei Habshan in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Nov. 15, 2012. (AFP) *The Independent:* *Iranian Revolutionary Guards opposite Israeli troops on 1967 ceasefire line in Golan Heights as tensions mount* Benjamin Netanyahu tells Vladimir Putin 'Iranian proxies' must be removed from Syria. Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of using the Syrian civil war to “gain a foothold to fight Israel” amid fears over Iranian troops stationed along the border ... more »

9/11 - Sydney White - Studies in Propaganda i.e. nothing just happens

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
in her 'seventeenth year' delivering such material to her captive audience, investigative journalist Sydney White talks 9/11 *Studies in Propaganda* @ Truth Decay. Quite the historical eye-opener... *GAGE AND A&E 911:* and have this, for jollies...

The Korean Peninsula

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
There are a number of conflicts and potential conflicts around the world, but none is judged by me (and a host of others) to be as likely to light off as one generated by North Korea. It's a starving rogue state that puts all of its national effort into building missiles and nuclear weapons. Thus you see more attention paid here to keeping you, the two dozen or so people who read this blog, up to speed. The elite mainstream media is focused on gender self-identification, on the new season of the Kardashians, and on their devout hatred of President Trump, so there's not time to brief... more »

Thom Hartmann, “What The Wikileaks Dump Tells Us”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“What The Wikileaks Dump Tells Us”* “On tonight’s Big Picture, Thom Hartmann talks to former CIA analyst and whistleblower John Kiriakou and journalist James Bamford about the recent Wikileaks dump, known as “Vault 7” and what it reveals about hacking and surveillance techniques used by the CIA.” - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBigPictureRT

"Our Finest Moments..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” - M. Scott Peck

"The 12 Rules of Survival"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The 12 Rules of Survival"* by Laurence Gonzales "As a journalist, I've been writing about accidents for more than thirty years. In the last 15 or so years, I've concentrated on accidents in outdoor recreation, in an effort to understand who lives, who dies, and why. To my surprise, I found an eerie uniformity in the way people survive seemingly impossible circumstances. Decades and sometimes centuries apart, separated by culture, geography, race, language, and tradition, the most successful survivors–those who practice what I call “deep survival”– go through the same patterns of ... more »

"The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
* "The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse" * by Dmitry Orlov "Elizabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of coming to terms with grief and tragedy as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, and applied it quite successfully to various forms of catastrophic personal loss, such as death of a loved one, sudden end to one's career, and so forth. Several thinkers, notably James Howard Kunstler and, more recently John Michael Greer, have pointed out that the Kübler-Ross model is also quite terrifyingly accurate in reflecting the process by which society as a whole (or at lea... more »

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Ongoing: Japan Forcing People to Return to Radioactive Areas; NGOs Send Urgent Request to UN to Stop this Violation of Human Rights

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
From Greenpeace: “Tokyo, 7 March 2017 – Japan’s policy to resettle residents to heavily contaminated areas in Fukushima is in … Continue reading →


Anon at Aangirfan - 20 hours ago
*James McDaniel.* *James McDaniel* set up a news website, *The Underground Report: Real News*, which very quickly received more than one million views. James published a story about 'a Wikileaks email' in which "Hillary Clinton urged Obama to restrict his child abuse to 'the pizza arrangement'". *From James's site* James's site attracted Trump supporters who believed that Obama had been plotting a coup from a secret bunker near the White House. James alleged that actress Whoopi Goldberg had said Carryn Owens, the widow of a dead US serviceman, had been 'just looking for attention... more »

A Book Review On The Story Behind DARPA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*David Kaiser, Nature*: *Military science: Masters of war* On 4 October 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite. Four months later, the United States kick-started a new venture: the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). Nestled within the Pentagon, just steps from the office of defence secretary Neil McElroy, ARPA was the nation's first space agency. But its writ was much broader. As Sharon Weinberger describes in her fascinating and absorbing history The Imagineers of War, this team of experts was tasked with anticipating “the unimagined weapons... more »

The Curse of the Bradford Pear

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: 635947689282670579-Bradford-Pear-trees---Copy---Copy.jpg] Who would have thought that this was a problem. In the end, irradiation will be necessary. However if necessary we can wait for the right equipment to be available. We already have bobcats and chippers so we must be close. Nasty plant though and the reversion to the wild form is a surprise. Yet that must be way more common than expected. Plant husbandry is the ultimate human destiny. And when you manage an acre or two, plant elimination is immediate and quick. I recall how a pasture as it ag... more »

CDC study accidentally finds that Thimerosal (mercury) remains in the body far longer than previously believed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Finally their own study shuts down mercury based vaccine products. Obvious empirical linkage has been ignored for seventy five years. This happens when the effect is low enough to stand outside normal statistical error levels. Yet an unique disease arose in the form of autism. That same disease is now been promoted by excess levels of round up as well. Manipulating statistics will not hide that so easily however. Just how do we stop this murderous nonsense? Once committed, the corporations cannot admit fault without been bankrupted by legal obligations. Yet they e... more »

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is truly exotic work. Read it carefully. As electrons are moved around to significant new locations the linkage between electrons are 'stressed' and this stress is expressed as magnetism. This is an important insight that helps in our own efforts. It strongly informs us that linkages do exist between electrons which is predicted by my own work but never confirmed until now. Note that my work is based on the idea of resonance links along axis between electrons which will be naturally persistent with movement. All good and certain to be very useful. . *Three layers of gra... more »

Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
We have good reason to think that large diamond rich pipes were formed abruptly. Yet here we have a completely different geology been posited in which the much smaller diamonds are formed by growing slowly. The inclusions hugely support this, or do they? Diamonds are one of our best windows into the past but also a good place be dependent on assumptions in our theory. Elsewhere i have found a lot of age related issues to ever be comfortable. All good though and suggestive obviously. . *Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle* *Dat... more »

A Dog And His Handler Till The End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Via Facebook *Inspire*:* Grieving Soldier Refuses To Leave Dog’s Side, Honors Loyal Service In Sweetest Way* Bodza the German Shepherd started his career as a bomb sniffing K-9 in 2006. The energetic, goofy pup saved hundreds of US soldiers from IEDs in Iraq, Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait. Six years after his first tour Bodza met his new handler, Kyle Smith, and the two became fast friends. Smith and Bozda spent 189 bitterly cold days and nights together as their friendship grew into a lifelong bond that couldn’t be broken. *Read more *.... *Update: *Soldier Drapes American Flag Over For... more »

Artificial Cognification: In the Future Everything Will Be Smart

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
If an object has a battery in it or a plug at the end of it, it won’t be long before that item is intelligent – although Kevin Kelly, the founder editor of WIRED, questions whether intelligence is really the word we want to be using.

Gattaca, 20 ans après

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
S’il est un film qui représente les questions éthiques contemporaines relatives au génie génétique, c’est sans doute Gattaca (Bienvenue à Gattaca en français) d’Andrew Niccol. Sorti en 1997, un an après la naissance de la brebis clonée Dolly, il réapparaît encore régulièrement dans les débats pour sa mise en scène, comme souvent en science-fiction, d’une société techniquement avancée, mais dystopique et inégalitaire. Vingt ans et plusieurs avancées technologiques et scientifiques plus tard, que nous dit Gattaca en 2017 ?

Advanced Brain Science: Optogenetics and Expansion Microscopy

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Despite library shelves sagging under the weight of neurology books, what we know about the brain so far is unfledged. MIT professor Edward Boyden explains how research teams are using expansion microscopy to map the densely packed neurons so we can understand how the brain is wired and apply that to human therapies.

Summary of Victor Frankl on “Tragic Optimism”

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., PhD. (1905 – 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, a form of Existential Analysis, and the best-selling author of Man’s Search for Meaning, which has sold over 12 million copies. According to a survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book-of-the-Month Club, it is one of “the ten most influential books in America.” (I have taught out of the book in many universities classes, and it is one of my favorite books. I have summarized it here.)

Trump’s Divided America

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
This reporter tried hard, for a week to live life with no reference to the President (read Farhad Manjoo in The NY Times). But this mother of storms exceeds any combination of known attention storms. Sci fi offers a simple explanation. He is an attention vampire. However many hate him… however little he actually accomplishes… an attention vampire will flourish as ever-more humans look at him, feel emotions about him, say his name.

How To Cope With This Stressful Presidency

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
What prepares men for the totalitarian domination in the non-totalitarian world is the fact that loneliness … has become an everyday experience of the ever growing masses of our century. The merciless process into which totalitarianism drives and organizes the masses looks like a suicidal escape from this reality. ~ Hannah Arendt

The Carebot Dystopia: An Analysis

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
The world is ageing. A demographic shift is underway. According to some figures (Suzman et al 2015), the proportion of the worldwide population aged 65 or older will outnumber the proportion aged under 5 by the year 2020. And the shift is faster is some countries. Japan is a striking example. Demographers refer to it as a ‘super-ageing’ society. By 2030, they estimate that one in three Japanese people will be aged 65 or over. One in five will be over 75.

Malaria: How Do You Eradicate an Infectious Disease With No Vaccine?

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Nearly 500,000 people die every year from malaria – an awful amount, but one that has come down from one million deaths per year. Philip Eckhoff, Senior Director of Research at the Institute for Disease Modeling, explains what is involved in total global eradication of malaria and how interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to out-thinking and out-maneuvering this disease.

Against the Clock - How Technology Has Changed Our Experience of Time

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Alan Burdick is a staff writer and former senior editor at The New Yorker whose first book, Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Overseas Press Club award for environmental reporting. His most recent book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation, chronicles his quest to understand the nature of lived time. He recently joined Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, for a conversation on what we miss about the nature of time when we only think about it as a number.

Augmentation cognitive et morale

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Cet article fait partie d’un projet de livre sur le transhumanisme. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici.

Wikileaks Vault 7 Highlights Importance of Tech Self-Sufficiency

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*March 11, 2017 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Leaked document clearinghouse Wikileaks has recently released an immense collection of documents detailing the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) vast and literally Orwellian surveillance and spying capabilities. The International Business Times in an article titled, "What's in Vault 7? WikiLeaks publishes huge trove of CIA secrets," would explain: *WikiLeaks has revealed the contents of the long-awaited Vault 7 – a huge batch of documents allegedly detailing the hacking tools used by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The whistle-... more »

Wikileaks CIA Document Dump -- News Updates And Commentaries March 10-11, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*NBC:* *Julian Assange Says WikiLeaks May Release More CIA Hacking Tools* WikiLeaks is considering releasing more CIA hacking tools if internet security professionals can first help make sure the cyber weapons can't be used any further, the group's founder, Julian Assange, said Thursday. Assange ridiculed the CIA for failing to guard information about its online arsenal, allowing it to be passed around within the intelligence community. That is how the material ended up in WikiLeaks' hands ─ and, possibly, criminals', he said. The spy agency "didn't secure it, lost control of it a... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Major Dutch political parties, ahead of next Wednesday's elections pic.twitter.com/ADkj1GA4RU — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 10, 2017

The Economy: "What Then?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Given the Treasury's cash burn rate of *$3-4 billion per calendar day*, the U.S. Treasury will have 50-75* days of cash when the debt ceiling clock starts ticking again on March 15. That’s less than a week away. And that means it will run out of cash long before any tax bill even gets out of the House Ways and Means Committee or infrastructure bill even gets tabled. **The Economy: David Stockman, "This Sucker’s Going Down"* - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/ *“Treasury Department Burning Through Cash as Debt Ceiling Approaches”* - http://www.washingtonexaminer.com... more »

Video From RT Of U.S. Marine Convoy In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* For a brief summary on the U.S. - Raqqa military operation go here .... *Video Emerges Of U.S. Marines Rolling Into Syria For Raqqa Offensive *(Zero Hedge).

New DNC Chair Tom Perez Can Celebrate Another Month Of Job Growth

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
There was more good news on the job front today. This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that payrolls employment rise by 235,000 in February and unemployment remained at 4.7%. Wow what a great job Andy Puzder has already done and he didn't even get confirmed! Enough Republican senators announced they couldn't vote for him that the Trumpanzee Regime withdrew his nomination on the eve of the confirmation vote but still...And if he had been confirmed the Feb 15, the job increases might have been 470,000. Sow gets the credit? Tom Perez? Señor el Presidente Donald J. Trum... more »

Taiwan News Latest: DPP on Drugs, don't worry, be happy

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Net fishing on Lanyu* *“They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed--run over, maimed, destroyed--but they continued to play anyhow.” * Taiwan's anti-drug regime has a dual nature: it is absolutely brutal, yet has a strong rehabilitative element. I look at it in my latest piece for Taiwan News... Although it is not often remarked on, side by side with the loud regime of strict punishment to restore society’s moral order by scapegoating an outcast is a quiet regime of rehabilitation, forc... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Valentina Tereshkova, cosmonaut, the first woman in space, Hero of the Soviet Union and deputy of the Russian State Duma, during a meeting. March 6. © SPUTNIK/ M

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