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Learning to forgive has also been championed, for thousands of years, by numerous religions and philosophies. To learn more about Buddhism’s perspective on forgiveness, IEEt Affiliated Scholar Hank Pellissier interviewed Terry Hyland http://www.mindfulness.ie/about/staff/terry-hyland - he’s Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Bolton, UK, Lecturer in Philosophy at the Free University of Ireland, and a lifelong learner in mindfulness theory and practice. He’s written over 150 articles, plus 19 book chapters and 6 books. Read the full interview here.
*"12 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve May Have Just* * Made The Biggest Economic Mistake Since The Last Financial Crisis"* by Michael Snyder "Has the Federal Reserve gone completely insane? On Wednesday, the Fed raised interest rates for the second time in three months, and it signaled that more rate hikes are coming in the months ahead. When the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates, it becomes less expensive to borrow money and that tends to stimulate more economic activity. But when the Federal Reserve raises rates, that makes it more expensive to borrow money and that tends to sl...more »
*"A Lesson From A Pebble"* "Drop a pebble in the water and with just a splash it is gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be. Drop a pebble in the water and in a minute you forget, But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet, And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown; You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone. Drop an unkind or careless word and in a minute it is gone; But t...more »
"There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be." - Douglas Adams
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to further expand settlements in the occupied West Bank. Reports say Netanyahu is set to get permission from the US before going ahead with his plan. The White House envoy for peace talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel is visiting the region […]
Published on Mar 10, 2017 Former advisor at the Dallas Fed, Danielle DiMartino Booth is “Fed Up” with the Federal Reserve. She reveals how by keeping interest rates too low for too long, The Fed has transformed the U.S. economy into a drug addict dependent on debt expansion. But Booth sees a brighter path forward. […]
Published on Mar 15, 2017 The corporate media still pushing that there is no evidence for Obama’s wiretapping. Intel agencies say that Obama went to the British spy agencies to get the information. Judicial Watch is suing over Obama Russia cyber attack. Two Russian FSB agents were arrested for hacking into Yahoo. Seems very convenient […]
Published on Mar 15, 2017 Rapper Lil Bow Wow has made perhaps the most crude comments about First Lady Melania Trump yet. The has-been child rapper took to Twitter to insert himself in the Snoop Dogg / Donald Trump beef over Snoop’s new music video Lavender. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end
The American Media Hide From The Truth — Paul Craig Roberts by http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ The CIA created and accumulated from other sources a huge array of malware and cyber attack capability capable of stealing information from any individual, any government, any corporation, any intelligence agency and either leaving no trace or leaving a “fingerprint” of an innocent […]
“Something Snapped”: US Department Store Sales Crash Most On Record by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com As we first documented last week in “Mega-Bears Smell Blood As Mall REITs Tumble” and as Bloomberg followed up yesterday, looking at CMBS on the Mall REIT space, many have set their sights on mall REITs as the “next big short.” […]
Illuminist social engineers planting thoughts in the sheeple’s minds. – Harvard Physicists Just Proposed That Mystery Radio Bursts Are Powering Alien Spaceships by BEC CREW, http://www.sciencealert.com/ Of all the unexplained things in our Universe, fast radio bursts are arguably the weirdest. They’re some of the most elusive and explosive signals ever detected in space, and while they […]
Monsanto Colluded With EPA, Was Unable To Prove Roundup Does Not Cause Cancer, Unsealed Court Docs Reveal by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com If we had a dime for every kooky, left-wing theory we’ve heard alleging some vast corporate conspiracy to exploit the treasures of the earth, destroy the environment and poison people with unknown carcinogens all […]
This entire ‘Trump not revealing his tax returns’ is NOT News. It is FAKE News. Did Trump commit a crime? No! So why all the innuendos, conspiratorial suggestions of misdeeds? It is MSM propaganda. Trump has played them all along and they are too dumb to understand this. No crime, no impropriety has been committed […]
Originally posted on polarbearscience: The results of three recently-released studies that were not included in the last IUCN Red List assessment add more than 2,050 bears (on average)1 to the official 2015 global polar bear estimate, a point you won’t likely hear next Monday (27 February) from most polar bear specialists, conservation organizations, their cheerleaders…
Originally posted on Science Matters: The US Senate is considering an act to repeal with prejudice an Obama anti-methane regulation. The story from activist source Climate Central is Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to use the Congressional Review Act to kill an…
Originally posted on sunshine hours: Want to know where the 97% consensus figure comes from? The two researchers obtained their results by conducting a survey of 10,257 Earth scientists. And then … read it here. Once all these cuts were made, 75 out of 77 scientists of unknown qualifications were left endorsing the global warming…
Albert Einstein was alleged to have spent his last days trying to establish a unified field theorem incorporating electromagnetics and gravity. He failed, and no one else will succeed either because of one problem. The difference in magnitude between the gravitational force and the electrical force is some 10^39, gravity being the weaker force. Numerically […]
Holland voted in parliamentary elections today, electing all 150 members of the House of Representatives. I lived there for nearly 4 years and never could get a firm grasp on their particular brand of multi-party coalition politics. There were 28 parties competing for seats in Parliament today. By this evening, the European headlines were blaring that the Freedom Party (PVV) of neo-fascist politician Geert Wilders-- a Trump ally-- had done unexpectedly badly and that center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte would be back as head of government. We can be happy Wilders got slapped dow...more »
From person to person, the spread of online hate can be rapid. Connections via shutterstock.com In late February, the headline of a news commentary website that receives more than 2.8 million monthly visitors announced, “Jews Destroy Another One of Their Own Graveyards to Blame Trump.” The story, inspired by the recent desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, was the seething fantasy of an anti-Semitic website known as the Daily Stormer. With only a headline, this site can achieve something no hate group could have accomplished 20 years ago: It can connect with a massive au...more »
"To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place. Cataloged as IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula spans about 100 light years and lies about 6,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Centaur (Centaurus). *Click image for larger size.* The featured image, shown in scientifically assigned colors, was captured recently in an 11-hour exposure from a backyard near Melbourne, Australia. Two star clusters are visible: the Pearl Cluster seen on the far left, and Collinder 249 embedded in ...more »
The public sector union fund said it was divesting "due to an unacceptable risk of contributing to serious or systemic human rights violations." On Monday a USD$70 billion pension fund owned by Norway's public sector employee unions announced that it would divest from four companies involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline Project "due to an unacceptable risk of contributing to serious or systemic human rights violations." The announcement came just one day before San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to divest from banks funding the massive pipeline project which vi...more »
*“At Home In An Infinite Universe”* by Chet Raymo “They are questions that bedeviled thinkers for thousands of years: Is the universe infinite or finite, eternal or of a finite age? It is certainly hard to imagine a universe that extends without limit in every direction, or a universe without a beginning or end. It is equally difficult to imagine a finite universe; what is beyond the edge? Or a beginning or end in time; how can something come from nothing? how can what is cease to be? The problems are so intractable philosophically that their resolution has generally been left to ... more »
*Deputy Wendell:* "It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?" *Sheriff Bell:* "If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here." - "No Country For Old Men" ◆ *A Comment:* Folks, I don't have to tell you that sometimes it feels like the whole world's gone crazy, though it may seem like it by this little blog's content. There are just so many things happening so fast now that it's nearly impossible to keep up. Don't believe me, don't simply believe something because it's here, or another website, or TV, or some talk show host said it. Above all, question authority. Everything here is active-linke...more »
*“The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers”* by Tom Purcell "Things are mighty heated these days. Tempers are flaring and minds are closed. Here’s the solution: the wit and wisdom of Will Rogers. “The short memory of voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” “We’ve got the best politicians that money can buy.” “A fool and his money are soon elected.” Rogers spoke these words during the Great Depression, but they’re just as true today. With 24-hour news channels, our memories are shorter than ever. And in the mass-media age, the politician who can afford the most airtime frequently...more »
*“How to Keep Your Focus Razor Sharp”* by Jan Bruce “There's a woman I know, a writer and consultant, who says she's more stressed out by what she's not doing than what she is doing. When she's in the flow of work, she's consumed by it, productive, engaged. But when she's not and instead worrying about what she has to get done, she says she "hovers like a gnat around her work, not landing on anything, not getting anything done, and completely stressed out about it." This isn't a workload problem. This is a focus problem. And it's something you're struggling with, too. Challenge you...more »
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Eric Worrall UCLA thinks that by the end of the century, Climate will reduce the Sierra Nevada snowpack by 85%. Climate change puts California’s snowpack in jeopardy in future droughts UCLA research shows how warming trends affect the Sierra Nevada now and in the future…
Originally posted on Science Matters: http://issuesonclimatechange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/043-expert-300×300.jpg Here is a fine exposition of Bob Carter’s thoughts on the field of climate science and why we should not jump to conclusions concerning global warming/climate change. The text and some illustrations are provided by Russ Swan in his post (here). I added one at the end. Have you…
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry My analysis of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent statements on climate change, and the response to his statements. Last week, there was a controversial interview of Scott Pruitt on CNBC. A sampling of the headlines reporting on his interview: New Yorker: Scott Pruitt rejects climate change reality. A relatively thorough summary of…
*"Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV"* "You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing that is more than your own. Let it brush your cheeks as it divides and rejoins beside you. Blessed ones, whole ones, you where the heart begins: You are the bow that shoots the arrows and you are the target. Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back into the earth; for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas. The trees you planted in childhood have grown too heavy. You cannot bring them along. Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold." - Rainer Maria Rilke
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges Earthbound on Mar 15, 2017 Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges addresses fascism and the rise of the Trump war machine in the keynote speech at the “After Trump and Pussy Hats” event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3, 2017. Introductions by Cecilia Point of the Musqueam First […]
Trump won West Virginia 68.7% to 26.5%. He did much better than any other Republican ever-- yes, even better than Reagan (55.1%) or Romney (62.3%). He won every single county in the state, even the ones that normally lean blue. And he did even better in McDowell County than he did statewide: *•* Trump- 4,614 (74.7%) *•* Clinton- 1,429 (23.1%) Bill Clinton won robust victories in West Virginia both times he ran but they sure have come to hate Hillary there. Bernie killed her statewide-- 51.4% to 35.8%. And in McDowell County, Bernie cleaned up. He beat Hillary 1,453 (55.5%) to 78...more »
*The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics* *James S. Valliant* James S. Valliant has done a service to the followers of Ayn Rand by writing *The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics* (PARC). His leitmotif is to show that Nathaniel Branden and Barbara Branden are such thankless people that even though they benefited extensively from their association with Rand, they caused her personal pain and tarnished her reputation. But the PARC goes much beyond its “expose and diminish the Brandens” agenda, and it conjures a deeper and more rounded image of Ayn Rand as a woman. Rand used to freely and sponta...more »
A much-hyped populist-right party with a "charismatic" figurehead and a sideline in racism, where have we heard that story before? Well, across nearly every Western liberal democracy it seems. But in the Netherlands today, the exit polls strongly suggest Geert Wilders' misnamed Freedom Party (PVV) has juddered to a deserved halt. The hype surrounding his person served to boost turn out of *anti-Wilders* sentiment. Their seat tally is up from 12 to 19, but hardly the lead they were hoping for. Likewise the liberal-leftish Democrats 66 (D66) and the Christian Democrats also move up t...more »
[image: will-trump-throw-out-michelle-obama-s-lunch] As first lady, Michelle Obama was able to get the federal government to dictate her own personal preferences as to what constituted a healthy lunch for school children. Will President Trump and the Republican Congress now throw out her unpopular lunch?
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Yahoo News in this handout picture provided by SANA on February 10, 2017, Syria. SANA/Handout/File via REUTERS *Samia Nakhoul, Reuters*: *After six years, Assad now secure but his country carved up as war thunders on* Six years since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, he is winning on the battlefield but Syria's civil war is far from over, with his once stable country broken into fiefdoms ruled by rebels and warlords. While few non-partisan observers think the conflict will end soon, fewer ...more »
Meet Tom, the emaciated pooch who spent the first four years of his life being chained to a tree, not getting enough food and water. His cruel Alabama-based owner didn’t care about the dog’s health issues, ranging from worms, to mange – or about the fact that the dog was seriously underweight, weighing less than 40 pounds at the time of his rescue. Luckily, animal protection groups heard about Tom and took him to an adoption event in Minnesota, where he met his future owner. “I was drawn to him initially because he was one of a dozen or so dogs, and the only one not barking, whini...more »
Syrians walk amid debris during a sandstorm in the once rebel-held Kastal al-Harami neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on March 10. *Radio Free Europe*:* UN Rights Chief Says Syria 'Worst Man-Made Disaster Since WWII'* The UN's human rights chief has described the Syrian conflict as the "worst man-made disaster since World War II," citing widespread torture and a "tidal wave of bloodshed and atrocity." "Today, in a sense the entire country has become a torture chamber: a place of savage horror and absolute injustice," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-H...more »
EU bosses Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk spoke out on 15 March about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan likening the Netherlands to fascists. And this intervention came just as Erdoğan launched a new attack on the Dutch people. Juncker and Tusk thoroughly unimpressed Speaking at a European Parliament plenary session in the French city of Strasbourg on 15 March, European […] The post EU bosses stand up to Turkey as it launches a new attack on the Netherlands [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
When Phillip Hammond announced plans to raise national insurance contributions for the self-employed, there was OUTRAGE. Which is often the case when the Tories announce a new policy. But that past outrage was only displayed by millions of affected humans. Whereas this outrage was coming from the only true source of concern for politicians. And […] The post Hammond agrees to do what the tabloids ordered him to appeared first on The Canary.
[image: high-school-students-apologize-for-patriotism] Students at Valley High School in Iowa donned patriotic and U.S.A.-themed gear to attend a basketball game against Des Moines North High School on March 8. North students were offended, so Valley delivered a note of apology.
*Jack Burns* - The global child trafficking ring is under more pressure than ever. The post 2 High-Level Govt Child Trafficking Rings Busted and American Media is Silent appeared first on Waking Times.
*South China Morning Post*: *China ready to neutralise THAAD, retired PLA general says* *The military will deploy its own system before Seoul sets up the American one, Wang Hongguang says* China knew it might not be able to stop Seoul deploying a US anti-missile system and was prepared to counter with its own anti-radar equipment, a retired PLA general said on Monday. The comments by Wang Hongguang came as a South Korean court’s decision to uphold the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, the country’s former president, fanned hopes Seoul might put plans for the Terminal High Altitude Ar...more »
*Trump congratulating Issa on getting Pelosi to encourage some rich guy to run against Doug Applegate* Monday we mentioned-- in passing-- a poll that Darrell Issa had taken, which he had tried to keep secret, that shows him losing badly in 2018 to Doug Applegate. The next day, the *L.A. Times* confirmed the secret poll's existence and went into some depth about what it shows. We'll get to it in a minute but it's especially important in a certain context. A Democratic establishment mega-donor and close crony of Pelosi's-- Virginia transplant Ira Lechner-- wants a crony of his, Mike ...more »
Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Will Griffin (VFP member) posted this today from his home in Georgia. There's apparently been rumors down here in South Georgia that something big will be happening in about 2 months with the military. I shot this video yesterday on Ft. Stewart, which is the largest military base in the Eastern United States. This video shows an entire units worth of vehicles being ready to be shipped somewhere.
"I plan to do whatever i can to show my support to those defending the water, land, and sovereignty of the indigenous peoples of the world." Wes Studi "I’ll be here as long as possible to show my support for the movement." Oil pipe lines have a notorious record, with oil companies covering up the numerous spills that have occurred over the years. Despite the inherent dangers, they continue to build pipe lines, threating the lives and livelihood of those near the pipeline and down stream. Severely increasing the danger of a pipeline spill in Standing Rock is the fact the pipeline w...more »
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017It's been a long time coming:* We've been waiting a very long time to see a career writer say this. The greatest fault lies with Maddow's owners, of course. Additional fault lies with the silence from the career liberal world, from the people who have been playing their own "cynical" career games for the past 25 years. We can't believe that someone has finally said something like this. If liberals had spoken up decades ago about this flailing person's predecessors, there would be no President Trump. We "liberals" have reaped what we've sown.
. Photo: Diné CARE educating community members residing in Forest Lake, Navajo Nation, Arizona. Percy Deal presenting in native language of Navajo of possible impacts on; 1.) drinking water for human, live stock, vegetation and wild life. 2.) immediate & future health & environmental impacts. 3.) retraining current work force. 4.) create new job opportunities. 5.) create community revenue. 6.
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017He breaks every rule in the book:* Last night, we were puzzled by the role of the Alternative Minimum Tax in the calculation of Donald J. Trump's federal taxes for 2005. Never mind why we say that. We were also puzzled by David Cay Johnston's extended trip into the realm of TMI. At 9:22 last night, Rachel Maddow gave us two tiny bits of information from the 1040 cover sheet Johnston had scored. In 2005, Trump's federal taxes were $38 million on $150 million in income. She asked Johnston if the two numbers "seemed right." At that point, Johnston began to ...more »
*BBC:* *Dutch election: Voters go to the polls in key test for populists* Voters are going to the polls in the Netherlands in the first of three crucial eurozone elections this year. The race is dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte's centre-right VVD party and that of Geert Wilders, running on an anti-immigration platform. Mr Rutte has said the election is an opportunity for voters to "beat the wrong sort of populism". Mr Wilders has pledged to take the Netherlands out of the EU, close all mosques and ban the Koran. His Freedom Party (PVV) had been leading in opinion polls but ...more »
It was getting to the point where I thought I'd never get to write this post. After hundreds and hundreds of form rejection letters from literary agencies on two continents and four countries, I was beginning to lose hope. Then today, on the Ides of March, I get the email I've been waiting literally decades for: I found a British publisher for *Tatterdemalion*. The acquisitions editor emailed me early this afternoon to tell me he loved it (I submitted it on March 3rd). I just can't mention the name of the publisher just yet until I sign the contract, which ought to arrive ...more »
A big story has so far been missed by Brunswick News which which effectvely has a monopoly on print news in this province. It's a response to a complaint against CBC (Canada's radio and TV news service which is owned by the Canadian people) filed by the owner of Brunswick News. Funny how the eagle-eyed editors at Brunswick News missed this. http://www.ombudsman.cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/complaint-reviews/2017/two-twitter-accounts-one-reporter-it-s-dangerous/ And what will be the reaction to this? Well, one possibility is that there will be pressure on the federal government to cut th...more »
Kathleen Parker has written one of the worst things you'll read in the mainstream media about Steve King's recent racist outbursts: “Culture and demographics are our destiny.” Stop. But Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) didn’t stop there. He continued to feed his foot deep into his gullet: “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” Well, now. Let’s pause to parse. Parker doesn't pause to parse. She pauses to try to try to paper over what King said with frivolous distractions: First, one never speaks of “somebody else’s babies” except to exclaim how precious they are —...more »
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrives at Korea's southern port of Busan on Wednesday. / Yonhap *Daily Mail:* *The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim: USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs * * USS Carl Vinson arrived at the southern port of Busan, in South Korea, to join the annual joint military exercise * South Korea military source says heightened presence is part of plan to decapitate North Korean leadership * Pyongyang has long condemned the annual joint drills...more »
*War Torn Yemen - Photo from RT* There have been a lot of diversionary stories in the recent main$tream media...so many, in fact, that one might be tempted to think they are purposefully being planted as cover for some major geopolitical developments. There is the Trump Tax Return caper which blew up into a confetti storm last night. Then today we have the Rooskie Spys arrested to hacking Yahoo. No end to the mind clutter. My guess it's all to divert sheeple attention away from what is going on in the Middle East. There have been some very serious developments and military shi...more »
[image: undefined] It’s a horse race. Will Donald Trump’s first new war be with Russia, Iran, China, or North Korea? Here are some things to consider as you try to handicap this deadly contest: *Russia:* It is a certainty that a war of principals or proxies with Russia remains a chief objective of the neocons and the Deep State. If Victoria Nuland in Kiev didn’t convince you of this, recall Murray Rothbard’s trenchant observation that “sanctions are simply the coward’s and the babbler’s halfway house to war,” and it is clear we have been on the way to war with Russia for some ti...more »
President Trump's visit with the Saudi Crown Prince seemed to have gone very well yesterday. Despite being solidly behind Hillary in the campaign -- at least in their donations to the Clinton Foundation -- Saudi Arabia's millions spent on lobbying in Washington seem to keep paying dividends. The two seemed to agree on Syria no-fly zones, on the Saudi war on Yemen, the need for a hard line toward Iran, and more. All the items on the Saudi agenda. But what about America first? We discuss in today's Liberty Report:
If you blinked, you may have missed the fact that there were numerous revelations about the ongoing ‘Tory election fraud’ saga on Wednesday 15 March. And one goes right to the heart of government. The Home Secretary, to be precise. Mass ‘Tory election fraud’? 12 police forces have now been named as having given evidence to the […] The post If you blinked, you may have missed the surge in ‘Tory election fraud’ revelations today [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.
A court found three fox hunters guilty of hunting a fox with dogs on 14 March. Yet the punishment they received serves primarily as a reminder of why the Hunting Act is doing so little to deter the continuation of this barbaric practice. The three received fines. But the penalties that the court bestowed on […] The post Fox killers who showed ‘total disregard for the law’ get away with small fines appeared first on The Canary.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Care has started legal proceedings against the NHS because it lost out on an £82m contract. The UK government has already awarded Branson’s company numerous contracts. And therefore, Virgin Care should have the public’s health firmly at the forefront of its mind. But instead, it’s prioritising its profits, as this legal action […] The post Richard Branson didn’t get his own way, so now he’s suing the NHS appeared first on The Canary.
On Wednesday 15 March, Brexit Minister David Davis was giving evidence to MPs about the government’s progress on leaving the EU. But it may be a meeting he’ll wish to forget, as ‘car crash’ doesn’t even begin to describe it. ‘Building the Lego blocks’ The Brexit Select Committee was questioning Davis over the government’s plans […] The post The man in charge of Brexit falls apart when asked a simple question about it. We’re screwed. appeared first on The Canary.
The Clinton campaign took money from pro-Putin oligarchs, while The Podesta Group, a lobbying firm tied to the campaign, lobbied U.S. against Russia sanctions. The post Hillary Clinton Campaign Was Connected To Russian Government appeared first on Shadowproof.
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby/Dave Bodecott FEBRUARY 2010 One of the first zero carbon primary schools in the country has been built in south Devon. The new £7 million Dartington Church of England Primary and Nursery School opened its doors to pupils on 25 February 2010. There are four separate […]
[image: liberty-is-not-for-wimps] Most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican, do not show much understanding or respect for the principles of personal liberty. We criticize our political leaders, but we must recognize that their behavior simply reflects the values of people who elected them to office. That means we are all to blame for greater governmental control over our lives and a decline in personal liberty. Let me outline some fundamental principles of liberty.
[image: robert-brown-christian-gomez-congressional-term-limits]VIDEO - While congressional term limits may seem like a good idea, Constitutional Expert Robert Brown reveals the truth of what would happen. He explains how with term limits, the power would transfer from We The People to lobbyists and special interest groups.
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017Donald Trump triumphs again:* Inevitably, last evening's stampede began with Rachel Maddow selling the car—and doing so in a misleading fashion. At 7:36, then at 8:24, Maddow issued misleading tweets. "BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns," she said in her first exciting tweet. "(Seriously)," she added. In her second tweet, Maddow seemed to clarify matters a bit. "What we've got is from 2005—the President's 1040 form—details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC." That was misleading too. Maddow didn't have Donald J. Trump's full 1040 form. She only had its c...more »
ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, has released findings from its Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) which concluded that glyphosate (e.g. Roundup, by the agriculture company Monsanto) is not a carcinogen, nor is it a mutagen, nor is it toxic for reproduction. read more
"Were third-party bugging a prevalent practice, it might well smother that spontaneity—reflected in frivolous, impetuous, sacrilegious, and defiant discourse—that liberates daily life." -- Justice Harlan, dissenting (Supreme Court of the US), United States v. White, 401 U.S. 745 (1971). The presumed harmful effects against people of both state surveillance and political correctness are of
Under threat of a lawsuit, an education journal changed its mind about publishing a paper that it had already accepted after peer review. Last summer, Education Policy Analysis Archives, published by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, informed San Francisco State University professor Stanley Pogrow that the journal would be publishing […] The post After lawsuit threat, journal forces author to heavily revise education paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
The Venezuelan government is making moves to expropriate bakeries that it deems to be non-compliant with its new regulations (El Estimulo). *Panam Post:** Venezuelan Regime Threatens to Expropriate Bakeries, Jeopardizing Bread* The baking industry in Venezuela is hanging by a thread, after a new threat of expropriation by the regime of president Nicolás Maduro. Bakeries in the South American country must not only face price control, currency controls, and the government monopoly on imported raw materials, but will also be obliged to meet three requirements: continuous production, ...more »
It’s a while since I originally wrote my first article “Enerconics: The Relationship between Energy and GDP” in which I presented evidence showing that GDP was closely related to energy usage both in terms of differences between global economies and … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Andy May A key question to think about, do renewable fuels decrease fossil fuel use, or do they increase it? What are the costs of using renewable energy? The sun and wind are free, does that make wind and solar power free? Biofuels require power to plant…
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the HARVARD JOHN A. PAULSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES Explaining a ‘once-in-a-billion-year event’ About 700 million years ago, runaway glaciers covered the entire planet in ice. Harvard researchers modeled the conditions that may have led to this so-called ‘snowball Earth’.CREDIT (Image courtesy of NASA) What…
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Credit: livescience.com Once the El Niño crutch is kicked away, what have climate models got left in terms of warming apart from ‘the pause’? Not a lot, according to this analysis. H/T GWPF El Ninos can be used to make computer climate models look better than they are, for…
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: News stories, in both local and national media, tend to describe climate change as a simple and omnipresent phenomenon. It’s not. Here we look at the surprising trends in US temperature and precipitation, and northern hemisphere snowfall. There…
A U.S. Air Force U-28A aircraft is seen this undated photo. Photo: U.S. Air Force Air Force Times: *3 special operations airmen killed in plane crash while training in New Mexico* Three airmen assigned to the 318th Special Operations Squadron were killed after their U-28A crashed during a training sortie, officials announced Wednesday morning. The incident happened at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday about a quarter mile east of Clovis Municipal Airport in New Mexico. "We are deeply saddened by this loss within our Air Commando family," said Col. Ben Maitre, commander of the 27th Special Oper...more »
Are you among the millions of Americans sweating the possibility that you'll lose your health care if Republican "reform" gets passed? Well, *New York Times* columnist Paul Krugman wants to make you feel better. In the event that you do have to endure more pain, suffering, depression and premature death because of GOP sadism, at least you'll have helped make the Democrats look good in the process. This is exactly how Krugman grotesquely closes his piece on the "Trumpcare apocalypse." Even though the legislation kicking tens of millions of people off Medicaid and increasing the prem...more »
*"Eight Years of Bull End Today"* By David Stockman "I do not buy the notion that history repeats or even rhymes. Instead, I am far more partial to the aphorism attributed to Nixon era economist and philosopher, Herb Stein, who said that any trend which is unsustainable tends to stop. What is stopping, more or less today, is the 30-year aberration of financial policy that began during the October 1987 stock market meltdown. During the ensuing panic is when the lapsed goldbug, Alan Greenspan, discovered the printing press in the basement of the Eccles Building. Thereafter he deploy...more »
Virginia's first congressional district is one of those bizarre gerrymanders that makes no sense for anyone but Republican career politicians. It's an odd concotion that stretches through 22 counties from the DC exurbs in Prince William, Fauquier and Stafford counties down through Fredericksburg south to the suburbs north of Norfolk in Middlesex, Mathews and Newport News counties. In 2012 Romney beat Obama 56.2% to 43.8%. Last year both Trump and Clinton did worse, respectively, than Romney and Obama. Trump won 53.6% to 41.2%. The incumbent congressman, Rob Wittman, first elected ...more »
*Yesterday, while viewing various news sites, I happened across an article from Arutz Sheva, but was unsure what to make of it.... After searching using different terms, reading at different sites, the picture became a bit more clear- Not fully because I can't get a full article from Wall Street Journal- However, I can piece together enough to make the necessary point. President Trump is going to expand the war machine in the region of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey. Most probably greatly expanded it- globally as is reported below!* *We've already had clues to that being in the work...more »
A North Korean missile Taepodong class is displayed during a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang (AFP Photo) / AFP *New York Times*: *U.S. May Soon Increase Pressure on China to Constrain North Korea* WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will warn China’s leaders that the United States is prepared to step up missile defenses and pressure on Chinese financial institutions if they fail to use their influence to restrain North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, according to several officials involved in plann...more »
"Everybody was just amazed. I think just the power of them and the beauty of them, seeing them running like that, flat out, is pretty inspiring." Miller said. A woman driving on Highway 3 to work office in Edzo, N.W.T., filmed two black wolves running alongside her on the road on Friday. Rhonda Miller recorded the encounter on her phone. She said when she spotted the first animal, she thought it was a man walking down the road. "I thought that was strange because you don't normally see people walking on the road that far out," Miller said. "I slowed down a bit and I got closer. I ...more »
*Alex Pietrowski* - What if doctors steered us toward health instead toward pharmaceuticals? The post The 3 Major Contributors to Depression and Anxiety, According to Science appeared first on Waking Times.
[image: the-real-lessons-of-middlebury-college] Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. Where have all these shocked people been all these years?
*The New York Times* on Neil Gorsuch, February 4, 2017: *The New York Times* on Neil Gorsuch today: The publicity-shy billionaire Philip F. Anschutz inherited an oil and gas firm and built it into an empire that has sprawled into telecommunications, railroads, real estate, resorts, sports teams, stadiums, movies and conservative publications like The Weekly Standard and The Washington Examiner. Mr. Anschutz’s influence is especially felt in his home state of Colorado, where years ago Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a Denver native, the son of a well-known Colorado Republican and now Presi...more »
The chair of a biology department who has faced years of misconduct accusations has taken another hit—a lengthy correction due to text “overlap” between one of his PNAS papers and six other articles. According to the correction, a reader contacted the journal to notify the editors that text and sentences in multiple sections of the […] The post Another correction for prominent cancer researcher who’s dodged accusations for decades appeared first on Retraction Watch.
In the midst of Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter scandal, one US comedy show has taken a look back over time and asked its viewers to vote on the best (or worst) Trump tweets so far. The most recent scandal relates to some very serious accusations about former President Barack Obama. At the start of […] The post US comedy show asks people to vote for the ‘greatest’ Trump tweet so far [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.
A large Jewish community in London woke up this week to find a racist sign, ‘warning’ of the presence of Jewish people, had been placed near its synagogue. An ‘artist’ has now claimed responsibility, and said he didn’t intend to cause concern with the sign. But there’s a good reason no one is laughing. Antisemitism and […] The post The ‘Beware of Jews’ stunt wasn’t funny. It terrified an entire London community [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.
MPs couldn’t help but laugh at Theresa May as she reported to parliament about a meeting of the European Council. In particular, they couldn’t hold back their mirth when May informed them she had given Europe advice on the single market. The laughter began after May stated: At this council I called for further steps […] The post MPs crack up when Theresa May explains the advice she just gave Europe [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Chris Hedges discusses successful strategies for resistance in the age of Trump with activist and attorney, Kevin Zeese. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at how Republican lawmakers are attempting to quell demonstrations across the US.
Advances in west Mosul has gone through fits and spurts. On March 14 the Federal police seized the Mosul Train Station. The Iraqi forces (ISF) were also tryingto take the Grand Mosque where the Islamic State’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate. The building has been in site of the ISF for the last few days, but they were repulsed after suffering heavy losses. The Iron Bridge was another target the police have targeted. The ISF were still fighting over the Bab al-Tob area of the Old City as well. A mix of rain, IS snipers, and the compact layout of the Old City have...more »
Photo Dylan Pieter Wijdenes-Charles Censored News Three more bands have announced that they would not be performing at this year's South by Southwest [SXSW] music festival in Austin, Texas, because their members have been prevented from entering the United States, National Public Radio reports. Massive Scar Era was one of these and denied a First Nation's band member entry. National
Here is a visual exploration of the environmental consequences of oil production and refineries across America – as told through the work and words of nine photographers. The irreversible damage of oil extraction to the earth’s ecology is already evident. But when plans for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines were revived in the first days of the new administration, it became clear that America, the insatiable consumer, would not be turning green any time soon – one more chapter in a centuries-long battle over land and resources. *Health and Culture of Poor Communities Ian ...more »
By the way I have this paper manual in near perfect condition taking cheap shots at reality is the media play for ratings that always ends with the consumer on the rack I propose a ministry of truth based upon Oxford debates a cage match for intellectuals with the prize being continued civilization. Everyone lies and statistics have been proven over and over to be nothing more than math challenged facts and because math scares most people they accept anything from a math wizard as a matter of fact but nobody asks who bought the wand If we look at history we can see the millions of r...more »
*Business Insider/Reuters*:* Looks like the Philippines may start building in the South China Sea as well* hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the navy to put up "structures" to assert sovereignty over a stretch of water east of the country, where Manila has reported a Chinese survey ship was casing the area last year. The Philippines has lodged a diplomatic protest with Beijing after the vessel was tracked moving back and forth over Benham Rise, a vast area east of the country declared by the United Nations in 2012 as part of the Philippines' continental shelf. The P...more »
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017Part 2—Sadly, a futile attempt:* Except on nights like last night, when cable news got totally hijacked, you'll hear a lot, in the next few weeks, about American health care. You *won't* hear about the USA 9400, a very important group whose very existence is constantly disappeared. That USA 9400! They're disappeared on "cable news" *and* in the New York Times. They were missing from the Times editorial we quoted in yesterday's report—the editorial which cited the very high cost of insurance for the average American family. You aren't allowed to know that...more »
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias Easter is just around the corner, bringing with it all things bright and spring. I am so excited to pull the Easter decorations out and have fresh flowers in the house again. One of our favorite things to make every spring are these easy and delicious cheesecake tarts. They are just about the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make with just a hint of peanut butter. Finish them off with a DOVE® Peanut Butter Egg for the perfect c...more »
[image: undefined] What if it’s not incompetence? What if it is by design? What if President Donald Trump has decided American doesn’t really need a Department of State and if he can’t get away with closing it down, he can disable and defund it? The only problem is Trump will quickly find out he’ll have to reluctantly keep a few lights on at Foggy Bottom. Things do not look good for State. There were no press briefings between Trump taking office on January 20 and some irregular gatherings beginning in early March. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wasn’t seen at several White House...more »
*I certainly hope so.* The entire world is laughing at Rachel Maddow. I didn't watch the over-hyped TV form of click bait. Woo, hoo! Big deal!! I have Trump's tax return!!!! I want all of you to think about something: Even if Donald Trump walked over to the home of some reporter and stuffed those two pages into the mailbox, the decision to disclose that information falls on MSNBC and Rachel Maddow. It proves how low they are willing to go in order to gain a small uptick in ratings. And if they would do that to a sitting president, then no one is safe from their unethical beh...more »
At $80 dollars its an expensive gag gift, but a Hat Tip to the minds behind it. This lamp is now out of production but could we crowd fund a Global Love Think Tank edition for Christmas? In the saucer section have a battery ergo no cords. The saucer section to be 3d printed and the replace the plexiglass with real crystal blown by aliens. Instead of the holstien we have the wall street bull being lifted.
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Wanda Wyporska writes that growing inequality is primarily the result of political choices: If it seems ridiculous that 1,000 people work harder or offer more value than 40 per cent of the population, that’s because it is. This level of inequality isn’t natural or desirable, it’s not about fair competition between people of differing abilities, or about people’s relative ‘productive capacity’ or any of the myriad excuses offered by inequality apologists. It is true that certain, perhaps inevitable, changes to our economy and busin...more »
Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path: When building a bike, one important decision concerns the wheels. How do you get the best performance and still make your wheels strong enough to withstand 20,000+ miles of riding on rough roads without needing service? By now, most cyclists know that spokes don’t break from overloading, but from…
China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea, in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer/File photo *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Taiwan says Chinese military threat grows, U.S. regional strategy unclear* China's accelerated military development and recent activity by its military aircraft and ships around Taiwan pose an increased threat to the self-ruled island, according to a Taiwanese government defense report draft reviewed by Reuters. The 2017 Quadrennial Defence Review (QDR) also highlights the uncertaint...more »
Combination of satellite photos shows Chinese-controlled North Island, part of the Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea, on February 15, 2017 (top) and on March 6, 2017. Planet Labs/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*: *China begins new work on disputed South China Sea island* China has started fresh construction work in the disputed South China Sea, new satellite images show, a sign that Beijing is continuing to strengthen its military reach across the vital trade waterway. Regional military attaches and experts believe the work shows China's determination to build up its networ...more »
Military And Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST. We got hit by a huge snowstorm last night .... and I have a few hours of digging ahead for me. The joys of living in Canada during winter.
*Yup! As expected. The plenary is taking place today and the rebels will be or are present.* Astana Talks Convene Despite Derailment Claims* Still the media is claiming the talks were extended. If any talks take place tomorrow on the 16th, they will have been extended- That is not the case presently. Today was the plenary and today the rebels are reported as present.* *This media manipulation type stuff is so very predictable- * *Link* *“We expect the arrival of representatives from the Northern and Southern fronts of the armed Syrian opposition,” *Foreign Ministry spokesman* Onuar...more »
Tucson Police Pepper Spray Migrant Protest Photos Screenshots of Hidden Video from Unicorn Riot's video 'Crisis: Borderlands' U.S. Border Patrol Agents Kick and Destroy Life Saving Water for Migrants Photos -- U.S. Border Patrol agent kicking and destroying life saving water for migrants at the Arizona border, as shown in hidden video
Just a week after Philip Hammond delivered his first budget, he has been forced into a massive U-turn. Hammond announced that he was increasing National Insurance (NI) for self-employed people. But after a huge backlash, he has abandoned the policy. And he is now saying there will not be an NI increase this parliament. Breaking […] The post BREAKING: Philip Hammond performs a massive budget U-turn appeared first on The Canary.
A racist sign ‘warning’ of the presence of Jewish people has been placed near a synagogue in London. It comes amid an increase in antisemitic acts and rising racism in Britain. Antisemitism and ‘Beware of Jews’ signs The sign was erected on a lamp post in Stamford Hill, near a synagogue on Clapton Common. As Jewish News reports: […] The post ‘Beware of Jews’ signs are going up in Britain. In 2017. [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.
On Tuesday 14 March, the mainstream media provided compelling evidence that it is past its use-by date and starting to smell funny. Because The Daily Mail just won ‘Newspaper of the Year’. This is not ‘fake news’ The right-wing rag picked up the gong at the annual Press Awards. Organised by the Society of Editors, the […] The post Now we know who won ‘Newspaper of the Year’ we can stop kidding ourselves we have a free press [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.
The Telegraph has called for the beheading of Nicola Sturgeon. In the wake of the First Minister beginning the process for a second independence referendum, the national newspaper that claims a monthly readership of 27.1m ran the headline: People took to social media to express their outrage at what they say amounts to “incitement”. Calls […] The post The Telegraph calls for the beheading of ‘traitor’ Nicola Sturgeon [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.
With alleged Tory election fraud returning to the headlines, another contentious issue relating to parliamentary democracy is now back on the agenda. And for once, it’s got agreement from all sides of the political spectrum. But it still needs the public to fully back it. Past its sell-by date A government petition by the campaign […] The post The government may now be forced to debate one of the UK’s hottest topics [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg received a sharp rebuke for attempting to pass off Westminster gossip as ‘news’ about the proposed second referendum on Scottish independence. Laura Kuenssberg and gossip On 13 March, Kuenssberg tweeted that ‘sources’ had confirmed Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon would ask Scotland to ‘vote blind’ on independence. This means they […] The post Laura Kuenssberg made a start on scaremongering about Scottish Independence. It did not end well for her. appeared first on The Canary.
By some measures, 2016 was a somewhat rocky year for PLOS ONE — it issued some high-profile retractions, and published fewer papers, in part due to a decline in submissions. Still, the first multidisciplinary open-access journal — which accepts all submissions that meet technical and ethical standards, regardless of the results — publishes more than […] The post PLOS ONE has faced a decline in submissions – why? New editor speaks appeared first on Retraction Watch.
Firing back: President Donald Trump lashed out at Snoop Dogg on Twitter Wednesday morning after the rapper released a video in which he shot a clown Donald with a toy gun (above) Outrage: 'Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!' wrote Trump *Daily Mail:** 'Can you imagine the outcry if he fired the gun at Obama?' President Trump slams Snoop Dogg for assassination video and says 'failing' rapper would be in jail if he shot Barack in clip* * President Donald Trump lashed out at Snoop...more »
President Barack Obama meets with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office, Oct. 8, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza. *Washington Free Beacon*:* Congress Demands Investigation Into Obama Admin Meddling in Foreign Elections* *Obama admin gave taxpayer money to Soros to spark leftist political revolution.* A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds ...more »
The head of Saudi Arabia is in Japan now too. Tillerson wouldn’t want to invite press to what certainly looks like one or more secretive high level oil and gas meetings, involving Exxon’s Russian far eastern Sakhalin project, and since Saudi will be there, perhaps organization of a cartel to raise oil and prices and/or […]
President-elect Donald Trump and his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway greet supporters during his election night rally in New York. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Molly Ball, The Atlantic:* *Kellyanne’s Alternative Universe* *Will the truth ever catch up with Trump’s most skilled spin artist?* Even in triumph, Kellyanne Conway nursed a grudge. As she reflected on Donald Trump’s November victory, she made clear that she hadn’t forgotten how people treated her back when they thought she was a sure loser. Their attitude wasn’t one of outright rudeness or contempt; it was so much worse than tha...more »
*CNN:* *Former US Navy admiral among 9 charged in 'Fat Leonard' scandal* (CNN)A grand jury has returned a sweeping indictment against nine active and retired US Navy members, including a rear admiral and a retired Marine colonel, in the so-called "Fat Leonard" bribery scandal. Retired Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless and eight other high-ranking Navy officers are charged with accepting luxury travel, elaborate dinners and the services of prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis. They did so in exchange for classified and internal US Navy information, according to a news...more »
On crucial votes, Arizona conservaDem Kyrsten Sinema votes with the GOP far more than with the Democrats. The worst political coward in the entire House her repulsive political career has been one of switching parties and positions the way a normal person changes socks. She started as an independent socialist, became a Green, then a Democrat, a New Dem and finally the bottom of the barrel: Blue Dog. She loves telling people she didn't vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker. Although her crucial vote score for the 115th Congress is a ZERO-- the *only* Democrat in Congress with a ZERO at ...more »
Mining Awareness preface: Tillerson gave himself 90 days to divest Exxon stock, so apparently still has some. The head of Saudi Arabia is in Japan now too. Tillerson wouldn’t want to invite press to what certainly looks like one or more secretive high level oil and gas meetings, involving Exxon’s Russian far eastern Sakhalin project, […]
Mr. Justice Robin Camp has resigned. You may remember that Camp is the Alberta judge who wondered why a woman who appeared in his courtroom -- alleging that she had been sexually assaulted -- couldn't keep her knees together. He recently underwent a "re-education" regime. Gerry Caplan writes : Since the rape trial at which he presided so ignorantly, many had argued for the need to educate Mr. Camp in the ways of women and the world. Several feminist scholars were even brought in to give him what was called “in-depth counselling” – a kind of crash course, I guess, on modern women....more »
*From Jenna Orkin* A Philippines 'hit man' will soon file a case at the International Criminal Court accusing Duterte of crimes against humanity "Hey Google: How Do I Become An International Gold Smuggler?" Libya US accuses Moscow of aiding warlord in battle for oil ports Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012 SEAL Team 6 is reportedly training for a decapitation strike against North Korea's Kim regime "The Powers-That-Be Have Looted Everything" - Greek Farmers Fight Riot Police With Shepherd Crooks Rand Paul Teams Up With Tulsi Gabbard To Stop The U.S. Arming Te...more »
*Black chancellor fails at U Mass Boston* *He was an "inspiration". Some inspiration! Brown skin is not the key to wonderfulness. Only racists would think so* Concerned about persistent financial problems at UMass Boston, the university board of trustees has significantly diluted chancellor J. Keith Motley's authority in the day-to-day running of the institution. Trustees have allowed Motley's contract to expire and have hired former Bowdoin College president Barry Mills to oversee the nuts-and-bolts operation of the urban campus. On Monday, officials also named a new campus b...more »
*Choosing Diversity Over Literacy in NYC* *Black kids must be taught by black teachers even if the teacher can't read and write. And that is supposed to HELP blacks?* Because an insufficient percentage of minority teacher candidates passed the tests. If one is looking for a reason why the nomination of Betsy De Vos for secretary of education was fought tooth and nail by progressives defending an indefensible status quo, look no further than New York. The state Board of Regents aims to deep-six a literacy test for those applying to teach in public schools. In addition, they will ...more »
From VOA (written last April when VOA still had a formally independent bipartisan board, unless the article has been changed): “Why Russia Is Rocking the European Boat? April 22, 2016 2:15 PM, Danila Galperovich, by Igor Tikhonenko MOSCOW, WASHINGTON — In an April 6 referendum in the Netherlands, a majority of participants voted against approving […]
An excerpt from US Congressman Swalwell’s web site: “Russia Attacks Our Friends’ Elections by US Congressman Swalwell It’s no secret that Russia is not a friend of democracy. Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul noted that “for years now, the Kremlin has looked for ways to disrupt democracies, to help the people that they […]
From Common Dreams: “Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Revealed: Tillerson Used Secret Alias to Talk Climate While CEO of Exxon New York Attorney General’s office discovers secondary email while investigating company’s climate science cover-up by Nadia Prupis, staff writer Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used the alias “Wayne Tracker” to talk about climate change […]
*Yet more reason to be skeptical about the results of scientific research* Just out in JAMA is the latest article by John Ioannidis, the man who first blew the whistle on "non-reproducibility" in scientific research. Read it here. It makes doleful reading. New, absolutely scrupulous efforts to repeat the results of previous studies failed 3 out of 5 times. There was actually no trace of the previous findings. See the operational paragraph below: Note that the research concerned was in the field of cancer studies. In such a critical area, one would expect the greatest level of c... more »
Former CIA Officer Scott Uehlinger: Obama Running a Shadow Government by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Former CIA Station Chief Scott Uehlinger says the 2016 Presidential Election put “America in totally unknown territory.” Uehlinger explains, “I lived in countries like Azerbaijan, Moldova and Kosovo. These were rough and tumble places where this was my bread and butter. There […]
*"7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times"* by Lexi Behrndt "Life is fragile. Hard times are inevitable. At one time or another, we will all go through a difficult time, whether we deal with sickness, catastrophe, crisis, or relational breakdown. In those times, we need each other more than ever, but it's not just enough to be surrounded by people. We, as supporters, need to be educated in the best way to love our friends and family through tough times. *1. Silence speaks louder than words misspoken.* Don't ignore them. Plain and simple. If you don't know what to say, don't av...more »
BigThink.com was founded in 2007 and Larry Summers and Peter Thiel were among the initial financial and intellectual investors in the project. I am confident that it used to interview many exceptionally intelligent people and they were talking about nontrivial topics and arguments. Five years ago, I mentioned an interview with Lisa Randall about string theory. If you look at the recent videos at the BigThink YouTube channel, they look like rather lame pop scientific and pseudoscientific topics that you find everywhere on the Internet. You don't need a pedigree of famous founders f...more »
*“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” * *George Orwell. * Cancer Research and the Terry Fox Run. I find it very frustrating and sad when I see the efforts of well meaning people trying to support this effort. Why? Because all efforts are centred on curing cancer rather than focusing on the CAUSE of cancer! Find the CAUSE and you’ll find the CURE! If we don’t focus on what causes a disease it will just keep coming! The causes of this disease for me are fairly basic but no one wants to hear it, it seems. We are so conditioned to not q...more »
NOTE: I'm so grateful to Ted Kuntz for sharing this letter to his son (who was vaccine injured) and who passed away last month. Ted has been a valued contributor to Age of Autism. We will not stand as the...
NOTE: We received this request from AofA contributor Professor Gayle DeLong. Thank you. I am writing a paper on threats to and violations of academic freedom in the field of vaccine safety research. I need information about specific cases in...
X22Report, "US Government Down To It's Last $66 Billion, Which Will Only Last Until Memorial Day” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D9eoJxNgqI ◆ *Related:* “Giant Fiscal Bloodbath Coming Soon- David Stockman” - https://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/
*"When The Tidal Wave Hits, Part I" * by Jeff Nielson "Disaster is nearly upon us. This has been a regular theme in these commentaries for several years. Increasingly, however, these warnings draw reactions of apathy rather than alarm. The fact that our house-of-cards economies (and societies) have not already unraveled does not mean that this was a false alarm. It means that disaster has gotten much more imminent. When straight discourse fails to convey a message, writers typically resort to a metaphor. But which one? The phrase “the perfect storm” has been popularized in our cul...more »
*"When the Tidal Wave Hits, Part II"* by Jeff Nielson "Part I of this series was a wake-up call. Many readers know that we are headed toward an economic cataclysm, the cumulative result of decades of political corruption and willful self-destruction. What few (yet) understand is that what lies ahead is historically unprecedented in economic terms. A collection of bankrupt governments are about to experience the most severe economic collapse in the history of these nations, simultaneously. The preceding installment provided some of the reasons why this will be the most horrific eco...more »
By Anne Dachel Here’s a story warning us that funding for our vaccine programs is being threatened by the Republicans. Julia Belluz’s name is a familiar one regarding this issue. I looked through her reporting over the last couple of...
*The Antidote for Civilization* The U.S. State Department is warning college students across the country not to spend spring break in certain parts of Mexico, where rampant crime has made travel dangerous for Americans. (Fox News) The warning comes as students are finishing up midterm exams and heading out in search of warmer climes, salty margaritas and wild parties. But Mexico, once among the most popular spring break destinations, is plagued with endemic levels of violence, according to the government. “U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, ...more »
n the 1st of May, the essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?”, edited by Yunus Tuncel, will be published. It deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist.
*Washington Post*: *Trump paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005, the White House says* President Trump paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005 on income of $153 million and reported a $105 million write-down in business losses, according to a copy of his tax return first revealed Tuesday night on MSNBC. Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24 percent and saved millions of dollars in additional taxes by claiming the losses, according to the document, the first two pages of which were obtained by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston and first shared on “The Rache...more »
[image: Melting permafrost is altering the landscape in northern Canada] Nice story but somewhat difficult to interpret without photos of prior years. Just how ephemeral are those lakes we see? The scarring suggests long periods in between unless the whole story evolved in the past five years which is unlikely also. Otherwise we have nothing. The landscape does not show significant erosion either. It shows ice collapse. A lens of ice builds up in the ancient permafrost until a warmer spell allows that lens to decompose. This produces a collapse crater which is what we are s...more »
An interesting thesis here that has more than it share of weight. Certainly the production of alcohol arose with agriculture, not least because food was available in abundance during harvest and otherwise difficult to store. Converting your surplus into a fermenting mash produced a tolerable alcoholic beverage that could be stored easily and even be traded. It soon became obvious that certain sources were much better. After all, a dozen wild apple trees planted in fence rows will produce several tons of apples fit for nothing except making cider. That was actually Johnny Appl...more »
One clear reason for now ending global poverty is that it is now manageable. A combination of policy and applying a correct protocol will not only end poverty but also push back against a whole list of societal ills as well. That creates a profoundly quiescent globe with leaders unable to leverage violence at all. That can actually happen over the next two generations. Our perception has been tailored by the press and it is clearly wrong. *The Problem with Alternative Facts* * Antony Davies * * Wednesday, March 01, 2017* * James R. Harrigan * * Wednesday, March 01, 2017* * ht...more »
With due respect, the Donald has been maintaining silence on Marijuana. The reason for that is actually strategic. He must win other battles first. Allowing the states to liberalize while maintaining an abolition do nothing stance at the federal level is stable enough for now. Wanting it all sooner is nice but not necessary. Those other battles begin with the take down of the global pedophile conspiracy which has penetrated global governance everywhere important. That fight is key to everything else. That will lead to real control of both the Senate and the Congress as well and m...more »
"One third of *Scottish independence supporters* voted to leave the EU in the 2016 EU referendum. "Their support for independence could be at risk if independence is linked firmly to EU membership." *Top polling expert warns Sturgeon 'may have blundered' *
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39275838 includes the line that the White House said that publishing this tax return was against the law. That's a claim, is it true? If it wasn't true then the BBC would surely tell us so, so I assume that the White House statement is correct. It's interesting that the BBC will happily publicise the result of an illegal act but also spend money on stopping the British public learning what the Balen Report revealed about BBC bias against Israel.
The fate of Uzbek jihadist Abu Rofiq who started Malhama Tactical remains unclear YouTube *The Independent*:* Inside the 'Blackwater of Jihad': The private security company training extremists in Syria* Malhama Tactical is an Islamist private military contractor that means business and has operated across a number of states, including Syria – its name means ‘great war’ or Armageddon They wear the latest and most advanced body armour and helmets, camouflage gear and anti-ballistic sunglasses: the fashion statement favoured by frontline private security companies across the world’s ...more »
*"The Swamp Isn’t Draining… It’s Filling Up"* by Bill Bonner "So far, we’ve been very happy with the Trump administration. It has been one laugh after another. We don’t know what is more entertaining: the pathetic whining from the Left or the self-serving indignation from the Right. *Security monsters: *The Left oversaw much of the unconstitutional power build-up of the executive branch. Abroad, Congress let the president run amok- invading, attacking, assassinating and bombing foreign countries at will. At home, Congress turned over much of its legislative power to the permanent ...more »
"It would be so much easier just to fold our hands and not make this fight... to say, I, one man, I can do nothing. I grow afraid only when I see people thinking and acting like this. We all know the story about the man who sat beside the trail too long, and then it grew over and he could never find his way again. We can never forget what has happened, but we cannot go back nor can we just sit beside the trail." - Poundmaker, Plains Cree Chief, 1842-1886. His dying words.
An article in Popular Science under the heading: *Up to half of the Arctic's melt might be totally natural* Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. But while scientists are certain that the Arctic is melting at an alarming rate, they aren't really sure why. Although anthropogenic climate change accounts for some of the melting, Arctic ice is disappearing much faster than climate change models predict it should. A new study in *Nature Climate Change* sheds new light on the mystery. Simulated impact of atmospheric circulation on summertime Arctic sea-ice t...more »
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Instead of reporting on Mosul, several mainstream outlets are focusing on a recent UN report. It blames Assad’s troops and their allies for deliberate strikes on humanitarian infrastructure in Syria. The former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, commented on whether he expects the same kind of UN and media attention […]
Published on Feb 7, 2017 The Israeli parliament has greenlighted the legalization of nearly 4,000 settler homes in the West Bank as it passed a controversial retroactive bill. Former IDF soldier turned activist Miko Peled joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to give his take on the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of […]
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh .. (ie. the British India) are still the colonies of the British Monarchy. They are controlled via the western Illuminati. – Published on Mar 13, 2017 In a stunning disclosure, Pakistan’s former ambassador to Washington has admitted that he had helped the US station a large number of CIA operatives on the […]
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has correctly called the US troops in Syria invaders because under international law foreign governments can’t deploy troops to sovereign countries, senior analyst Ken Stone says. end
Did Syria attack America or threaten American interests? Clearly NO! So why is America supporting terrorists to overthrow Assad? The people behind this are Illuminist-Satanists. “For years we have been supplying anti-tank missiles and all sorts of weapons to the terrorists, to Al Nusra, sometimes to ISIS.. the entire array … Jaysh al-Islam …” – […]
The Clinton System to Discredit Donald Trump by Thierry Meyssan, http://www.voltairenet.org/en This article is a warning – in November 2016, a vast system of agitation and propaganda was set up in order to destroy the reputation and the authority of President Donald Trump as soon as he arrived in the White House. It is the first time […]
Illuminist social engineer, George Soros, fomenting unrest throughout the world. This is not about Islamic freedom, headscarf wearing … it is about fomenting division, conflicts, wars, violence … in society. These social engineers will get their ‘Christian’ people to burn Korans and then get their ‘Muslim’ people to burn Bibles. Which side are these Illuminists […]
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Q-CAST: March 13, 2017. Steve discusses the hidden entrance to the empire beneath the Ice in Antarctica discovered, the Antarctica nazis and their ufos, and mentions the upcoming GenSix Productions conference taking place in Branson, Missouri. end
The GCHQ(UK), NSA, CIA …. are western Illuminist intelligence agencies. They work for the western Illuminati. What Napolitano is stating is standard practice amongst these agencies, ie. you use an intelligence agency to spy on another allied country to circumvent national laws for plausible deniability. The idea that the top echelons/snakes do not know this […]
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs. […]
Is this game over for Donald Trump? Considering the serpents own/control all the intelligence agencies, the MSM, MIC, Pentagram … and will fabricate evidence, lies … it is a matter of when. – BREAKING! Julian Assange Has Revealed The Plot To Overthrow Trump And It’s Bad by http://redstatewatcher.com/ Julian Assange has stated that Clinton (referring to […]
Napolitano – Obama Had British Intelligence Spy On Trump To Avoid Leaving Evidence by Rick Wells, http://rickwells.us/ Martha MacCallum reports that the House Intelligence committee has been in contact with the Justice Department regarding the production of documents related to the assertion by President Trump that the Obama regime had been wiretapping him during the campaign. – […]
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Mar 14, 2017 Steve Bannon has been propelled over the last year from fringe media outlier to top propagandist of the U.S. Empire as Trump’s Chief Strategist. From his Wall Street roots and apocalyptic film career to his cultivation of alt-right bigots at Breitbart News, Abby Martin […]
*Rubber Raiding Craft* Marines disembark from the USS Green Bay in a combat rubber raiding craft off Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2017, during operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson
*Al Arabiya:* *Saudi Shoura Council considers deporting 5 mln illegal migrants* The Saudi Shoura Council is discussing a system of regulations to combat illegal migration in the kingdom, which aims to establish a commission in the interior ministry to deport five million foreigners who have illegally settled in the country, Al-Hayat daily reported. Doctor Sadqa Fadel who submitted the proposal said a relatively large number of people enter the kingdom through different routes, with the sole purpose of permanently settling or residing there. He added this is illegal because it vio...more »
Monday night Breitbart leaked this Paul Ryan tape from last October, a kind of a pep-talk going into the final lap of the 2016 election. We all read about it when he said he wouldn't be defending Trum now or in the future and that Trump is, intact, indefensible. But *hearing* it brings it home even more powerfully. And no, I'm *not* one of those who believes Trump will give a damn. What I think Trump *will* give a damn about is how following Ryan's lead on healthcare-- to the point where the abomination has been dubbed TrumpCare-- is making him look like a loser-- and a loser who...more »
"Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar nursery some five billion years ago. Most noticeable in the sharp image are the lovely bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. But the compact, deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Herbig-Haro objects, their shape and color is characteristic...more »
*Reuters: **Trump meets with Saudi deputy crown prince at the White House* President Donald Trump met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday for a discussion likely to touch on economic relations and efforts to stop the war in Syria. Trump, who took office in January, and Prince Mohammed, who is also the kingdom's defense minister, kicked off their talks in the Oval Office, where they posed for a picture in front of journalists and did not take questions. The meeting was the first since Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration with the princ...more »
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