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Images circulating today of SOF boot prints in Yemen may seem trivial, but just show how easy it is to be compromised in these situations. pic.twitter.com/zd0E2F07ua — Thomas Gibbons-Neff (@Tmgneff) March 3, 2017
Special forces soldiers in the field (Shutterstock.com) *The Intercept:* *SEAL Team 6 Attempted a Second Yemen Raid One Month After Botched Operation* Navy SEALs attempted to conduct another raid inside Yemen earlier this month but aborted the mission at the last minute, according to a senior U.S. military official. Members of SEAL Team 6 deployed to Yemen in early March for a ground assault targeting suspected members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a group U.S. officials view as the most dangerous branch of the terrorist organization. The aborted mission followed a botched...more »
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/17/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Somebody is lying about spying on Donald Trump. The Senate says they see “no evidence,” and yet the New York Times runs a story about revealing information that came from “wiretapping Trump aides.” Respected judge Andrew Napolitano says British Intelligence did the spying because it has 24/7 access to NSA records. The British Spy agency denies this charged. Bottom line, The Trump Administration is overtly and covertly under attack, and that is clear. Expect a counter attack and soon from the Trump camp. The Federa...more »
This is a guest post from Matthew Hoffmann, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto The environmental policy pronouncements and orders emanating from the Trump administration are tracking the worst fears and expectations of those concerned by the scorched earth, anti-environmental rhetoric of the Trump campaign. The list of egregious (e.g. defunding […]
The U.S. flew two supersonic, B-1B strategic bombers over South Korea on Wednesday as part of ongoing military exercises between the two countries. *Yonhap News*: *US Deploys B-1B Bombers* SEOUL, March 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the United States for "escalating nuclear attack threats," citing the participation of U.S. strategic bombers and the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson in joint military drills in South Korea. North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, said a fleet of B-1B Lancer bombers from the Andersen air base on Guam made a stealth fl...more »
*2 of the banksters most profitable investments in Congress-- Emanuel and Himes* If you think Trump has gone overboard in draining the swamp and what DC needs is *more* banksters in public office, good news: banksters and lobbyists are launching an effort to train banksters who want to run for state or federal office. I'll get into it in a moment but first let's take a quick look at the fount of congressional corruption-- the House Financial Services Committee, the single most corrupt committee in Congress, the one the banksters count on to do they bidding... and spend millions of d...more »
REPORT: 12 UFOs Shut Down Flights to Airport in Lima, Peru for Hours by http://www.thedailysheeple.com/ Although there are no mainstream reports about it, Disclose.TV and others are reporting that as many as 12 unidentified objects caused flights to be suspended at the Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima, Peru in February. – The image above was taken […]
Israel: Where Vision And Reality Violently Diverge by Jonathan Cook, http://www.thenational.ae/ Dustin Pfundheller, 30, an American dentist living in Singapore, was set to become the youngest person to visit every country in the world while in a full-time job. His globetrotting has taken him to 192 of the 193 recognised states, bringing his medical skills to the […]
Published on Mar 16, 2017 The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned Japan that Beijing will give a firm response should Tokyo interfere in the South China Sea. Hua Chunying made the remarks after media reports suggested that Japan is planning to dispatch its largest warship to the South China Sea. She also called on Tokyo […]
Published on Mar 16, 2017 First, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) claimed that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)was “working for Vladimir Putin” because he opposed the expansion of NATO. Then, Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US should never trust Russia. Do these and other anti-Russian remarks hurt our prospects for world peace? Libertarian […]
Published on Mar 16, 2017 Conservative talk radio show host and author Michael Savage joins Larry King with his prediction for the GOP healthcare bill. Savage also explains why he believes House Speaker Paul Ryan and neoconservatives are the greatest threat to Donald Trump’s presidency, and why, he says, Steve Bannon ‘misled’ the president. end
In the Next Few Hours, the Deep State Will Launch Its Revenge on Trump by Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor, http://www.internationalman.com/ The Deep State is set to prick the largest bubble in human history today… The Deep State is the permanently entrenched “national security” bureaucracy—the top tier of the military, the CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. It also includes […]
Are Patients Dying from Chemo And Not Cancer Itself? by Vicki Batts, http://www.naturalnews.com/ (Natural News) New research has revealed that cancer isn’t the only thing killing cancer patients. Many times, the treatment itself is what turns out to be the cause of death. – For the first time ever, a team of researchers decided to look at […]
Published on Mar 16, 2017 The leader of India withdrew the most popular bank notes from India, and many industry insiders believe the motive was to stifle Indian gold demand since much of the gold trade in India is conducted in cash. But the plan backfired: Indian gold demand has gone through the roof! – […]
‘Of Course, the Deep State Exists’ in America, Gingrich Says by http://www.presstv.ir/ Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives has accused the “deep state” – a shadowy network of powerful entrenched federal and military interests – of attempting to destabilize the administration of President Donald Trump. – “Of course, the deep state exists. […]
E-Day is FINALLY Here! History is Made as Queen Gives Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill Paving the Way for Theresa May to Trigger Article 50 within Weeks by JAMES TAPSFIELD, POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ * The Queen has formally given Royal Assent to the European Union Bill * The historic move clears the way for […]
Streamed live on Mar 15, 2017 Rick Wiles, Jim Willie: Has the Trump Revolution Been Derailed? Has the Trump Revolution been derailed by the perpetual war, sleaze, corruption, and pedophilia party, or has it only hit a bump in the road? Today on TRUNEWS, Rick Wiles is joined by economic analyst Jim Willie to ponder […]
Video: On June 1st The Deep State Will Move To Overthrow Trump: “There Is A Secret Agenda To Allow A Crisis… And Get Rid Of The President” by Mac Slavo, http://www.SHTFplan.com On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 the U.S. government once again hit its debt ceiling. In short, this means that until Congress raises the ceiling, the […]
Donald Trump’s Treasury Dept is filled with Goldman Sucks swamp monsters, starting with Mnuchin. The Government Sucks Illuminist bank still has total control over the finances of America. It does not mean that Trump doesn’t want to MAGA. It simply means, even with his best intentions, the Illuminati still have their Goldman Sucks octopus round […]
*Washington Post*: *Tillerson says diplomacy with North Korea has ‘failed’; Pyongyang warns of war* TOKYO — The Trump administration made a clear break Thursday with diplomatic efforts to talk North Korea out of a nuclear confrontation, bringing the United States and its Asian allies closer to a military response than at any point in more than a decade. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that 20 years of trying to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program had failed and that he was visiting Asia “to exchange views on a new approach.” Soon after Tillerson’s remarks, i...more »
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble - maybe Macbeth should have consulted the Witch Head Nebula. This suggestively shaped reflection nebula is associated with the bright star Rigel in the constellation Orion. More formally known as IC 2118, the Witch Head Nebula glows primarily by light reflected from bright star Rigel, located just below the lower edge of the below image. *Click image for larger size.* Fine dust in the nebula reflects the light. The blue color is caused not only by Rigel's blue color but because the dust grains reflect blue light more e...more »
*"What We Want"* "What we want is never simple. We move among the things we thought we wanted: a face, a room, an open book and these things bear our names- now they want us. But what we want appears in dreams, wearing disguises. We fall past, holding out our arms and in the morning our arms ache. We don't remember the dream, but the dream remembers us. It is there all day as an animal is there under the table, as the stars are there even in full sun." - Linda Pastan
“You think you will never forget any of this, you will remember it always just the way it was. But you can't remember it the way it was. To know it, you have to be living in the presence of it right as it is happening. It can return only by surprise. Speaking of these things tells you that there are no words for them that are equal to them or that can restore them to your mind. And so you have a life that you are living only now, now and now and now, gone before you can speak of it, and you must be thankful for living day by day, moment by moment, in this presence. But you have a li...more »
The divide is in the data. American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5 year estimates, Table S1810, CC BY *Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. The data paint a richer and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today.* 1. Poverty is higher in rural areas Discussions of poverty in the United States often mistakenly focus on urban areas. While urban poverty i...more »
President Ronald Reagan on stage with his wife Nancy, 1984. AP Photo/Reed Saxon When Ronald Reagan called the United States a “city on a hill,” in 1974, it encapsulated an expansive, optimistic vision of America. The phrase comes from a Puritan sermon by John Winthrop called “A Model of Christian Charity.” But no one knew Winthrop’s sermon existed until 1838, when it was discovered in the New-York Historical Society and printed by the Massachusetts Historical Society. The New-York Historical Society had nearly closed in 1825, but New York Gov. Dewitt Clinton urged the state to save...more »
I’m not going to lie. When I heard that the Trump Administration was going to release its budget blueprint, I didn’t have high hopes for global health. The new administration’s commitment to global health has been ambiguous at best, and early word was that medical and scientific research was in for some massive cuts. So […]
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Omar Mawji, Eurasia Review*: *Disengagement From Syrian Civil War Won’t Come Cheap For Russia – Analysis* Many analysts have been critical of the US military strategy to eliminate Daesh and establish a stable Syrian government. On the other hand, Russia has been praised, often by the same critics of the U.S., as a significant presence in Syria that has made tremendous strides in fighting Daesh and propping up President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Many are very quick to compliment Russia on its Syrian policy, even suggesting that Russia was re-estab...more »
*“I've Learned”* by Omer B. Washington "This text, which I found on the Internet, is attributed to me. I did not write it, but I think worth reproducing here." - Paulo Coelho • "I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them; • I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back; • I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. • I’ve learned that you can get by on charm, for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something; • I’ve...more »
*SKY News*: *Sky crew survives IS bomb explosion in Mosul* A Sky News crew has narrowly avoided a suicide bomb blast on the front line of the Iraqi offensive against Islamic State in Mosul. Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay is at the front of the offensive along with cameraman Nathan Hale and security adviser Mike Mawhinney. On Wednesday, they were forced to shelter inside a vehicle as a huge explosion rocked the nearby area and then run across open ground covered by IS snipers when their position came under heavy fire. It is thought that a nearby digger saved them from t...more »
In 1939, the infamous ship *St. Louis* limped around the Atlantic and Caribbean with over 900 German Jews on board. Arm-twisted by the Nazis, but also shamefully, the United States and Cuba both refused sanctuary to the refugees. Eventually the ship returned to Germany and most of the passengers on board were eventually killed during the Holocaust. Bard College professor an director of the Hannah Arendt Center, Roger Berkowitz talks about a luckier refugee, Hanna Arendt: In 1943, Arendt wrote a poignant essay 'We Refugees': *"The stateless person, without the right to residence and ...more »
How can investigators get into digital files? Sherlock Holmes and computer via shutterstock.com The discussion about how law enforcement or government intelligence agencies might rapidly decode information someone else wants to keep secret is – or should be – shifting. One commonly proposed approach, introducing what is called a “backdoor” to the encryption algorithm itself, is now widely recognized as too risky to be worth pursuing any further. The scholarly and research community, the technology industry and Congress appear to be in agreement that weakening the encryption that in ...more »
*Executive Vice President sounds so much better than "lobbyist sleaze bag"* At the very end of February, we ran an exhaustive piece on the dangers of electing Kathleen Matthews, Chris Matthews lobbyist wife, chair of the state Democratic Party. Short version: the Democratic Party needs fewer vile millionaire elitists running the party, not more. A few days later the vile millionaire elitist was selected to be interim party chair. She's already running for a full 4 year term, which will be voted on in a couple of months. She admits that party bosses Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen and ...more »
By Denis G. Rancourt SUMMARY: The Supreme Court of Canada today refused to clarify and fix the Canadian common law of affidavits needed to remedy an absence of transcripts in administrative tribunal hearings. I was fired under a false pretext in 2009, at the University of Ottawa where I was a tenured Full Professor of Physics.  Following a lengthy legal process, in 2014 a labour
*Reuters:* *Iraqi forces besiege Islamic State around Mosul Old City* Iraqi government forces besieged Islamic State militants around Mosul's Old City on Thursday, edging closer to the historic mosque from where the group's leader declared a caliphate nearly three years ago. The militants, holed up in houses and darting through alleyways, resisted with sniper fire, suicide attacks and car bombs. Though heavy rain hampered the advance, Federal Police and rapid response unit troops reached points about 500 m (yards) from the centuries-old al-Nuri Mosque by Thursday morning. The b...more »
Donald Trump is giving a top boss at defence manufacturer Boeing his dream job at the White House. And though it is a brazen move, at least we can now prepare for the horrors ahead. Number Two On 16 March, the White House announced that Trump wants senior vice president of Supply Chain and Operations […] The post Trump’s latest move is brazen. But the world can at least now prepare for the horrors ahead appeared first on The Canary.
*America In Divisive Distress And Courting Disaster!* Ameri~ka The Brutish Rule? By Alfred Lehmberg This essay is about UFOs only in as much as current political behavior must inspire a reasonable trepidation in a UFO's conjectured occupants. We earn, and decisively, our conjectured quarantine... ...Buckle in. To start, the wife is a wee bit upset with me as it stands, I say true! She won't avoid being *more* non-plussed upon finding out about the present controversy I'd engage, or otherwise whack with an outraged literary stick. ...But hey, as you'll come to see, I really do love...more »
Here, on the Saskatchewan Party's determination to make work more precarious - and pay and benefits harder to come by - in the public and private sectors alike. For further reading... - The history of the Skip the Dishes saga includes the government's plan for millions of dollars in handouts; the decision of the company not to bother following through on the deal, resulting in the cancellation of a cheque already sent out; the sale of the business to a British buyer; and most recently the uproar over an applicant being told that her questions about pay and benefits made her unfit f...more »
[image: undefined] The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton and from its loss of official power at the start of the Trump presidency. Back pontificating on prominent op-ed pages, the Family Kagan now is pushing for an expanded U.S. military invasion of Syria and baiting Republicans for not joining more enthusiastically in the anti-Russian witch hunt over Moscow’s alleged help in electing Donald Trump. In a Washington Post op-ed on March 7, Rob...more »
Legislation in Georgia would expand definition of “domestic terrorism” and make it possible to further criminalize boycotts, sit-ins, and other protests. The post Georgia ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Bill Would Likely Fuel Criminalization Of Muslim And Immigrant Rights Protesters appeared first on Shadowproof.
The US Army has announced the availability of the updated Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ' missile defense' system Permanent Stationing in Guam, Environmental Assessment (EA), including the Draft Findings of *No Significant Impact. * The EA assesses the potential impacts associated with the current expeditionary (temporary) placement and operation of a THAAD ballistic missile defense battery at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam [since 2013], and from the proposed permanent stationing of the THAAD battery at the current location on Northwest Field. The EA was previousl...more »
There will not be one reader here that will be shocked or even mildly surprised by the Israeli plan, my bad, I mean discussion. ;) *Link* In an exclusive interview with Jerusalem Online, Middle East experts David Keleti and Jerry Gordon stated that in last month’s meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, the two discussed ways of managing Iranian belligerency. The two Middle East scholars noted that* establishing a Syrian Kurdish safe zone *dominated by the democratic Kurdish National Assembly of Syria (KURDNAS), an umbrella organiz...more »
*Adam Chandler, The Atlantic*:* What Did the Dutch Election Really Prove?* *One vote and the perils of over-interpretation* In January, as Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, campaigned to stave off a challenge from Geert Wilders and the anti-Muslim, far-right Party for Freedom, he wrote an open letter that ran as full-page ads in several newspapers. In it, Rutte rang up mentions of “the silent majority” and castigated immigrants who “abuse our freedom.” He later added, “If you reject our country so fundamentally, I’d prefer you leave. … Act normal or leave.” On We...more »
This is an update to my article: How A "Dwarf Planet" Gas Giant Could Challenge IAU Definition - Pluto, Ceres, Haumea Etc Can All Be Planets. That article pointed out that we could discover a gas giant in our own solar system that satisfies the IAU definition of a "dwarf planet" as it wouldn't clear its orbit if it was far enough away. read more
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: New paper explains inherent flaws of computer models predicting future climate change London, 21 February: Claims that the planet is threatened by man-made global warming are based on science that is based on inadequate computer modelling. That is the conclusion of a new briefing paper published today by…
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by John Mauer One aspect of the science of global warming is the measurement of temperature on a local basis. This is followed by placing the data on a worldwide grid and extrapolating to areas that don’t have data. The local measurement site in the northwest corner…
Originally posted on Science Matters: ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5c/The_Scientific_Method_as_an_Ongoing_Process.svg/850px-The_Scientific_Method_as_an_Ongoing_Process.svg.png This blog is dedicated to science as a process of discovery, rather than a catechism of truths to be embraced. This article in the Washington Times discussed that issue in relation to a recent Time Magazine essay that comes down on the catechism side. Time’s Misreading of Science,…
It was not immediately clear if the hijackers were fishermen or professional pirates. MOHAMED DEEQ - SBC *BBC:* *Somalia ship hijack: 'Pirates' release vessel without ransom* Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker have released it without condition, according to officials. The announcement came hours after the pirates and naval forces exchanged gunfire over a boat believed to be carrying supplies to the hijackers. The tanker, which was en route from Djibouti to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, was seized on Monday with eight Sri Lankan crew members on board. It is the first hijac...more »
This set of hilarious photographs capture the moment a black drongo circles short-toed snake eagle and then lands on its head. Judging by the pictures, it is quite clear the bird of prey is not too pleased with its unwanted guest crashing down onto it over and over again. The encounter was spotted by Greaves Henriksen in Tamilnadu, India. The 52-year-old amateur photographer believes the eagle was sitting close to a nest, which the bird was trying to defend. Greaves, a manager at a tea gardens, said: 'I just couldn't stop taking photos of this truly rare sight. 'The short-toed s...more »
Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas has launched a scathing attack on the Conservative government. And she didn’t mince her words, as she tore them to shreds over their failure to attend a major UN summit on nuclear disarmament. Ban the bomb? We couldn’t possibly… In October 2016, UN member states voted to begin negotiations on a […] The post Caroline Lucas demolishes the Tories over their ‘reckless and irresponsible’ behaviour appeared first on The Canary.
A police officer has been charged over the alleged smashing of a car windscreen. PC Savage faces allegations of assault, threatening behaviour, criminal damage, and possession of a bladed article. In September 2016, footage emerged of a police officer apparently smashing a windscreen during a stop-and-search. Police complaint A complaint made after the incident was investigated by the Independent Police Complaints […] The post A police officer is charged with four offences over ‘car attack’ allegations appeared first on The Canary.
Some people have long accused Israel of policies, laws and practices which make it an apartheid regime. But now, for the first time, a UN report has also used this terminology. And this act has led to both praise and outrage. The report A report from two specialists in the region concludes that: Israel has established an […] The post UK stands idly by as a UN report labels Israel an ‘apartheid regime’ for the first time appeared first on The Canary.
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: New paper explains inherent flaws of computer models predicting future climate change London, 21 February: Claims that the planet is threatened by man-made global warming are based on science that is based on inadequate computer modelling. That is the conclusion of a new briefing paper published today by…
Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page, Mar. 13, 2017 March 16, 2017 Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense. He made many conflicting promises […]
U.N. Secretary general Antonio Guterres addresses a news conference after his meeting with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar *Reuters:* *U.N. chief warns against abrupt U.S. funding cuts to world body* United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against an abrupt cut to U.S. funding for the world body, and France's U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability. "Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will under...more »
J.D. Vance, author of the much-discussed book *Hillbilly Elegy,* tells us in *The New York Times* today that he's moving back to Ohio, the state where he grew up: COLUMBUS, Ohio — In recent months, I’ve frequently found myself in places hit hard by manufacturing job losses, speaking to people affected in various ways. Sometimes, the conversation turns to the conflict people feel between the love of their home and the desire to leave in search of better work. It’s a conflict I know well: I left my home state, Ohio, for the Marine Corps when I was 19. And while I’ve returned home for...more »
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by John Mauer One aspect of the science of global warming is the measurement of temperature on a local basis. This is followed by placing the data on a worldwide grid and extrapolating to areas that don’t have data. The local measurement site in the northwest corner…
The solution to our broken media is to offer a strong platform for a wider range of voices, especially those disinterested in serving elite interests. The post Sick Of Media Groupthink? Support Independent Media appeared first on Shadowproof.
[image: federal-judges-again-block-trump-travel-ban-from-nations-with-terrorist-ties] Two federal judges have issued rulings blocking President Trump’s latest executive order banning foreign nationals from six countries identified as havens for terrorists.
[image: trumps-blueprint-budget-is-a-policy-statement-real-budget-to-follow] President Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued “America First — A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” on Wednesday, noting that the real budget will be released in May.
*The Crusades During the Medieval Era* Following up on my previous post below, I was thinking about the Trump Administration's alleged "reset" of the USrael Middle East Policy. This re-set involves putting "US boots on the ground" and attempting to gather up the support of the "locals" in achieving their various "regime change" goals in Yemen, Syria, Iran, etc. There was something about this plan that was at the same time vaguely familiar and vaguely disturbing. Then, I read a few posts on other blogs today including this one...about a "future civil war in Islam". The theory ...more »
Kim Weaver is the chairman of the O'Brien County Democratic Party in the northwest corner of Iowa, close to where Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska abut her state. In 2016 she took on the thankless tasking of running against her notoriously bigoted congressman, Steve King. And she's working towards a re-match for 2018. Trump won the district last November-- 60.9% to 33.5%. In 2012 it was the only Iowa district Obama didn't win. Romney took it 53.4% to 45.3%. In November Trump won all the Iowa districts, even the blue-leaning ones. There was a real red tide in Iowa last year. At...more »
Former CIA deputy director Mike Morell was on Face the Nation *MSNBC:* *Clinton Ally Says Smoke, But No Fire: No Russia-Trump Collusion* Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell, who endorsed Hillary Clinton and called Donald Trump a dupe of Russia, cast doubt Wednesday night on allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Morell, who was in line to become CIA director if Clinton won, said he had seen no evidence that Trump associates cooperated with Russians. He also raised questions about the dossier written by a former British intelligence officer, whic...more »
*Reuters*: *Senate panel leaders: no evidence to Trump claim of Obama wiretap* The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday they saw no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 presidential campaign. "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," Republican Chairman Richard Burr and Senator Mark Warner, the...more »
Second in annoyance only to Donald Trump's Tweets are the persistent stories about how Chelsea Clinton is being "groomed" for public office. Every time I read one of these ubiquitous pieces, I can't help but wonder: who, exactly, is doing all this mysterious grooming? Mom? Dad? The DNC? MSNBC? The Hamilton Project? The Center for American Progress? The articles never say, exactly. So I have no choice but to let my imagination run wild. What immediately comes to mind, totally unbidden of course, are the libertines of De Sade's* 120 Days of Sodom. *These depraved characters have the...more »
*New York Post*: *Trump seems to confirm the CIA docs released by WikiLeaks* President Trump appeared to confirm the authenticity of a trove of CIA documents recently published by WikiLeaks — breaking from US government policy never to confirm the docs were legitimate. “By the way, with the CIA, I just want people to know, the CIA was hacked, and a lot of things taken,” Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday night on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “That was during the Obama years,” Trump said, alluding to the timing of when the documents were stolen, not when they we...more »
*FOX News:* *Trump says he will submit evidence of wiretapping to House committee 'very soon'* President Trump discussed his tweeted accusation that President Obama ordered "wires" at Trump Tower tapped during last year's presidential campaign in an exclusive interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday. Trump told host Tucker Carlson that the administration "will be submitting things" to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence "very soon." The president added that he "will be, perhaps speaking about this next week" and predicted that "you’re going to ...more »
A new paper claims the size and shape of your nose evolved in response to local climate conditions. The nose is one of our distinctive facial features. It conditions the air we breathe so it is warm and moist when it reaches the lungs, which helps prevent infections. And that may be why people whose ancestors lived in hot, humid places tend to have wider nostrils than people whose ancestors came from cold and dry environments. read more
*Reuters:* *U.S. authorities charge Russian spies, hackers in huge Yahoo hack* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences. The charges came amid a swirl of controversies relating to alleged Kremlin-backed hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible links between Russian figures and associates of U.S. President Donald Trump. This has given rise t...more »
What does Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's decision to raise the interest rates .25 percent mean for the US economy? The budget? What about debt versus GDP growth? We take a look at the continuing disaster of creating money out of thin air in today's Liberty Report:
After 160 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. The New Zealand parliament passed the bill recognising the Whanganui River, in North Island, as a living entity. Long revered by New Zealand's Maori people, the river's interests will now be represented by two people. The Maori had been fighting for over 160 years to get this recognition for their river, a minister said. "I know the initial inclination ...more »
*Kylian Barbey* *Kylian Barbey*, 16, is alleged to have carried out an attack at the *Alexis de Tocqueville* school, in the quiet town of Grasse, near *Nice*, in France. "Kylian was quickly arrested after police swarmed the school. "The head teacher and two pupils suffered gunshot wounds. "Another five people were injured during a stampede following the shooting." Kylian is the son of politician Franck Barbey, an elected councillor in Grasse, representing the right-wing Rally for France. One pupil described Kylian as *"gentle and low-key."* *Initial reports said that there was m...more »
*THE SMILING BROWN PROJECT* *GENTE DE BRONCE: PEOPLE THE COLOR OF THE EARTH* The Smiling Brown Play/presentation/performance was historic. It was nothing short of amazing. Below is the schedule for March 12. I can say it was intense. The good news is that it was taped. This project is akin to the Vagina monologues. The most important aspect of Smiling Brown is the dialogue. From the discussion held at the end, it was decided that we may do it again for 5 de Mayo in Tucson, but also in Phoenix in April and possibly in San Antonio before the actual premiere in Los Angeles. It will...more »
[image: alex-newman-european-patriots-preparing-take-back-countries]VIDEO - Following the historic Brexit vote by the British to leave the European Union superstate, patriotic political leaders across the continent are joining forces to take back their nations. In this video, The Ne American foreign correspondent Alex Newman describes some of the developments on this front. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front is surging. In the Netherlands, Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom is leading the polls. Similar developments are occurring in Sweden, Austria, Italy, and beyond. In short, ...more »
“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.” - King Whitney Jr.
*Washington Times*: *Trump’s ‘hard power’ budget boosts Pentagon spending, slashes foreign aid* President Trump’s first budget called Thursday for a dramatic shift from the “soft power” diplomacy of the Obama era to a “hard power” military buildup, cutting the State Department by 28 percent in a slashing of foreign aid, boosting Pentagon spending by 10 percent and budgeting more than $4 billion to start construction of a border wall with Mexico. The spending blueprint that Mr. Trump submitted to Congress would provide more money for agencies responsible for national security and b...more »
*Bloomberg*: *Dutch Take Steps Toward Coalition After Rutte Beats Wilders* * Liberal health minister named to start informal discussions * Vote for Freedom Party’s Wilders falls short of expectations Dutch political leaders took the first steps toward forming a new multiparty coalition government after Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals beat off a challenge from the anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders in Wednesday’s election. The speaker of the lower house of parliament, Khadija Arib, met with the leaders of all the 13 parties in the newly elected legislature Thursday and announce...more »
*THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017Big cable clown gets smacked:* Rachel Maddow has been floundering badly, and floundering strangely, for at least the past several years. To cite one bizarre example: In the spring of 2015, she started a 13-week jihad against Fox News—a completely ridiculous nightly jihad which was about as strange as anything we've ever seen on cable. No one in the liberal world noticed how bogus this was. Our career players are very good at averting their gaze from the weird behavior of liberals with power and status. Remember when no one noticed that Keith Olbermann was...more »
Chemistry researchers in China have retracted their 2016 paper after reporting that the raw data did not match what they presented in the article. The authors were attempting to develop a method to produce large amounts of a high-quality two-dimensional form of antimonene, a prized crystal structure that has been notoriously difficult to synthesize reliably. They […] The post Why don’t the raw data match what was reported in a chemistry paper? appeared first on Retraction Watch.
If the reader will permit me this once a somewhat personal and idiosyncratic essay–heretofore I have never been either personal or idiosyncratic–I will promise never to do it again. No one can doubt the reliability of my promises. I have … Continue reading →
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? ? ? According to new data from the US EIA, natural gas is now the leading source of power generation, having overtaken coal last year. According to EIA, more than 65 percent of CO2 reductions in the electric power sector…
Writing for Politico, *National Review*'s Rich Lowry argues that President Trump and congressional Republicans are struggling to pass a health care bill because they're on different ideological teams: [Their] relationship is awkward and tenuous. It is an uneasy accommodation between a GOP Congress that would find a more natural partner in a President Rubio, Cruz or Bush, and a President Trump who would, presumably, be happier to work with Speaker Dave Brat — the populist congressman from Virginia — than with Speaker Paul Ryan. This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 wa...more »
*Reuters: **China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea* China on Thursday pledged a firm response if Japan stirs up trouble in the South China Sea, after Reuters reported on a Japanese plan to send its largest warship to the disputed waters. The Izumo helicopter carrier, commissioned only two years ago, will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar joint naval exercise with Indian and U.S. naval vessels in the Indian Ocean in July, sources told Reuters. The trip would be Japan's biggest show of naval forc...more »
Photo Paul Owns the Sabre (seated) at the International Friendship House in Oakland, after the Longest Walk 2 across America. Paul with Tomas Reyes, who has passed to the Spirit World, with Shaleen, Aislyn and Sage. Photo by Brenda Norrell. Poetry by Paul Owns the Sabre, Cheyenne River Lakota A whisper of laughter you can hear as these spirits dance over the blades of grass, on into the
. Photo Paul Owns the Sabre (seated) at the International Friendship House in Oakland, after the Longest Walk 2 across America. Paul with Tomas Reyes, who has passed to the Spirit World, with Shaleen, Aislyn and Sage. Photo by Brenda Norrell. Paul Own's the Sabre's painting on exhibit at Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland after the Longest Walk 2. Photographed with permission by
Between an embarrassing budget U-turn, several startling admissions of oversight from the Brexit Minister, and a call for Scottish independence, Theresa May’s government is looking incompetent and weak. But the thing that really shows the Conservatives for what they are is the release of figures which illustrate that child poverty has staggeringly increased. Appalling statistics Figures […] The post New government figures prove that the Tories are the party of child poverty appeared first on The Canary.
Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow has called out the BBC for “aggressively avoiding” the Conservative electoral fraud scandal: With exception of Andrew Neil, one wonders why the BBC so agresseively avoided looking into the Tory Election expnses scandal for so long — Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) March 16, 2017 Snow clarified that he was “not surprised” […] The post Channel 4 journalist Jon Snow slams the BBC for letting the government get away with murder appeared first on The Canary.
On Thursday 16 March, Theresa May released a statement about the ongoing saga over a second Scottish independence referendum. The Prime Minister appeared to be blocking any second vote on independence. But her words may well have just signed the death warrant for the United Kingdom as we know it. Fighting for whom…? May was […] The post Theresa May has probably just handed Scotland its independence on a plate [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.
A left-wing alternative has made significant gains in this week’s elections in the Netherlands. And this small victory brings a ray of hope to the fight against Trump-like nationalists. The Dutch elections The 15 March elections saw current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte win the most seats. The Dutch Trump, nationalist Geert Wilders, came in second place. […] The post Left-wing alternative gains ground in Dutch elections, bringing hope for the fight against Trumpism appeared first on The Canary.
*Newsweek*: *China Military Power: World's Largest Army to Expand from Asia to Africa* The world's biggest military is about to grow. Beijing announced last week it would increase military spending by about 7 percent, totaling about $147 billion. Beijing also plans to increase its marine corps by 400 percent in a bid to expand the nation's economic and military influence across Asia and into Africa, according to News Corp. Australian Network. With 2,3 million soldiers, Chinese leaders already command the largest standing army on the planet. The initiative is reportedly part of C...more »
The Iraqi forces (ISF) continued their slow advance through the Old City along the Tigris River. The Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division finally tookthe Iron Bridge, making it three out of the five spans across the Tigris River that are now under government control. The bridges were knocked out by Coalition air strikes so they are largely symbolic victories. The spokesman for the Golden Division claimedthat 60% of west Mosul was liberated. Three days before the police said only 30% was freed. Why the discrepancy? The police were counting by districts, and the Golden Divisi...more »
"Well, it is our fate to live in a time of crisis. To live in a time when all forms and values are being challenged. In other and more easy times, it was not, perhaps, necessary for the individual to confront himself with a clear question: What is it that you really believe? What is it that you really cherish? What is it for which you might, actually, in a showdown, be willing to die? I say, with all the reticence which such large, pathetic words evoke, that one cannot exist today as a person – one cannot exist in full consciousness – without having to have a showdown with one’s sel...more »
[image: speaking-to-auto-workers-and-executives-trump-promises-fair-review-of-fuel-efficiency-standards] During a speech to automobile company executives and workers in Michigan, President Trump promised to restore the federal government’s review of fuel efficiency standards.
[image: arkansas-bill-would-nullify-supreme-court-s-same-sex-marriage-opinion] Arkansas state Representative Stephen Meeks and 19 co-sponsors have proposed a bill that would nullify the Supreme Court's same-sex "marraige" opinion.
[image: team-trumps-troubling-tentacles-the-goldman-sachs-vampire-squid] After repeatedly attacking Senator Ted Cruz and Secretary Hillary Clinton for their financial ties to Goldman Sachs, President Trump now appears on track to appoint a record number of the notorious banking goliath's operatives to key positions in his own administration.
*Making America Great Again, by returning to a past that never existed at all (source).* *by Gaius Publius* In a previous piece, "Climate Change in the Age of Trump: A Profit-First Energy Plan," we looked at the Trump "energy" plan and found it to be instead a profit plan for the oil-and-gas industry. The reason: It's not really about delivering energy to the country — as you'll see in a moment, it's likely to do the opposite. The Trump energy plan is just about making one last attempt to prop up a single powerful, energy-sector industry at the expense of all the others. From th...more »
This is a fascinating read https://bbcwatch.org/2017/02/19/bbcs-me-editor-ditches-impartiality-in-portrayal-of-international-law/ and its detailing of Jeremy Bowen's actions is clear. The last thought bears repetition here: 'When the BBC covers stories concerning disputed territory in places such as Cyprus or in Western Sahara it does not find it necessary or appropriate to provide its audiences with an opinion on what is legal or illegal. The difference of course is that the BBC has not adopted a campaigning role in relation to those locations. ' Whereas it does with relation ...more »
*Washington Post:* *U.S. military likely to send as many as 1,000 more ground troops into Syria ahead of Raqqa offensive, officials say* The U.S. military has drawn up early plans that would deploy up to 1,000 more troops into northern Syria in the coming weeks, expanding the American presence in the country ahead of the offensive on the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. defense officials familiar with the matter. The deployment, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and President Trump, would potentially double the number of U.S. forces in Syria a...more »
Mises.ca: *Canada Flagged for Recession by BIS* As if Canadians needed more proof that the country’s real estate is in a bubble, and that this misallocation has spread to other sectors of the economy, the Bank of International Settlements released its latest quarterly confirming what any critical observer can see: binging on debt is rarely a good idea. Canada’s debt-to-GDP gap is widening and even the central bank of central banks is concerned. The BIS uses its credit-to-GDP analysis as an indicator and predictor of troubling economic waters. They claim successes in predicting fin...more »
*Photo: *Selfies: As his girlfriend Ms Mills, pictured with the whistleblower, posts carefree pictures on Instagram, there is growing evidence he is concerned he may be handed back to the US *Daily Mail:** Could Edward Snowden be sent to US in SWAP for Russian arms dealer...? Putin may 'gift' Trump whistleblower whose pole dancer lover posts naked selfies from hideaway on Instagram* * Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has been exiled in Russia since 2013 * He fled the United States after leaking millions of top secret files onto internet * He could now be extradited back in exch...more »
*"Standing Up When It’s Too Late"* By JR Nyquist "This article is a comparison between America and another great empire faced with rot in high office and a decline of the state- Rome. The writer, JR Nyquist, artfully points out it’s not the big events that sink an empire but many seemingly little ones. You could call what is happening to the U.S. “death by a thousand cuts.” Except in this story, people are not really aware how deep the cuts are and exactly who is doing the cutting. I loved this piece, and I hope you do as well." - Greg Hunter ••• "There is a letter by Marcus Tullius...more »
This female moose (Momma Moose) visits Black Forest, CO and encountered this metal decorative moose, she finds possible romance. Be sure to watch until the end... Each day for over two years, Colorado resident John Woods gets a visit from his local moose, which he has dubbed "Momma Moose." The animal typically plays with a tire swing in his yard, but recently, she found something more entertaining. Woods caught the lonely moose cozying up next to a metal moose statue he keeps in his yard, possibly looking for a bit of romance. What is a moose family? Moose are solitary and do not...more »
Resisting wind park in San Francisco del Mar in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec National Indigenous Congress condemns wind farms, and violent oppression, threatening Indigenous lands, and demands release of political prisoners Communique from the National Indigenous CongressMarch 9, 2017To the national and international SixthTo the free mediaTo civil society in generalCompañeros,
Prime Minister Medvedev meeting with Russian expats working in Silicon Valley. *Vladislav Inozemtsev, The Russia File*: *Russia’s Exceptional Diaspora* Why aren’t many Russian émigrés willing to contribute to their former homeland? I was reminded of a striking difference between Russia and Israel when I walked past a Washington synagogue this winter. A handwritten poster hung beside the door: “We help Israel!” Nearly 10.5 million Jews live in countries other than Israel while as few as 6.5 million reside in Israel itself. Contemporary Israel has been built (both remotely and with...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Russian spy ship RETURNS to the east coast: Intelligence vessel spotted 20 miles from a US Navy submarine base in Georgia just one month after it 'loitered' near a Connecticut facility * * The SSV-175 Viktor Leonov was sighted about 20 miles off the coast of Georgia * The Russian spy vessel was near the US Navay submarine base at King's Bay * Officials believe the boat will dock in Jamaica early next month * As a result, it is expected the ship will travel up and down the coast once more * Same boat was seen 'loitering' near a Connecticut submarine base last month ...more »
*Roll Call*: *Former Senator Dan Coats Easily Confirmed as Intelligence Director * *Former Sen. Dan Coats can formally say goodbye to his brief retirement.* His former Senate colleagues confirmed the Hoosier, 85-12, to be President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence Wednesday afternoon, in one of their last actions before a long St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Senators voted to limit debate on the Coats nomination earlier Wednesday, 88-11. Coats said during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee that moving back to the executive branch was not his p...more »
The BBC are delightedly reporting as a few US judges try to stop the implementation of President Donald Trump's immigration reforms. Thanks to Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/15/judges-inventing-new-reasons-obstruct-donald-trumps-popular-immigration-reforms/ I now know that: '... the written law is entirely clear that the written Constitution and the elected Congress give only the elected president and his Senate-confirmed deputies the legal power to accept or deny entry of alien foreigners into the United States. Here's the relevant statute, 8 U.S.C. §...more »
By Paul Homewood According to new data from the US EIA, natural gas is now the leading source of power generation, having overtaken coal last year. According to EIA, more than 65 percent of CO2 reductions in the electric power sector since 2005 have come from fuel switching to cleaner-burning natural […]
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/gwpf-condemns-misleading-committee-on-climate-change-report-on-policy-costs/ The GWPF has also responded quickly and emphatically to the Committee on Climate Change’s grossly misleading report on the cost of climate policy: Today’s statement on Energy Prices and Bills by Lord Deben’s Committee on Climate Change confirms growing suspicions that it is neither objective nor reliable as […]
Union de Mujeres Aymaras de Abya Yala Grassroots Indigenous Women's Radio Cultural Survival https://www.culturalsurvival.org/ Ten Community Media Grant Recipients Announced CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (March 16, 2017) - Cultural Survival and Toronto-based WACC are pleased to announce the first round of grantees of our Community Media Grants Project partnership, an
*The Hill:* *McCain: Rand Paul 'working for Vladimir Putin'* Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday accused Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he objected to a treaty related to Montenegro. "He has no justification for his objection to having a small nation be part of NATO that is under assault from the Russians," McCain said from the Senate floor. "The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin." The flashpoint came after McCain asked for unanimous consent to set up a vote on a treaty on Montenegro joining NATO, but Paul o...more »
When the Electoral Commission declared that the Tories would be fined £70,000 for crooked electoral practices, many thought: Jeepers, that’s a lot of money. Whereas the Tories thought: Hang on a minute, I think I left some loose change in my other jodhpurs. What’s a country worth? An undercover reporter for Off The Perch relayed […] The post Tories ask if they can write off electoral fine as a parliamentary expense appeared first on The Canary.
The London School of Economics (LSE) has a strike on its hands for the first time in its 122-year history. And it came about because the outsourced workers say they have had enough of being treated like “second-class citizens” by the LSE. Enough is enough Members of the United Voices of the World union (UVW) […] The post A ‘left-wing’ university is betraying its workers, so they’re standing up for their rights [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.
The Conservatives have responded to the Electoral Commission’s findings on their party’s election spending with a barefaced lie. The Conservative Party response Dozens of Tory MPs face allegations that they overspent in the 2015 general election campaign. The Conservative Party declared expenses on its national return, such as costs associated with the Tories’ Battlebus 2015. But these […] The post The Conservatives respond to the electoral fraud findings with a barefaced lie appeared first on The Canary.
The May government is clinging to the life rafts today after three major scandals erupted at once. The electoral expenses scandal, the DWP ‘kill yourself’ scandal, and a budget that has been ripped apart by the right-wing press have all created chaos in Downing Street. In a just world, any one of these should bring […] The post The vultures are circling Downing Street, as three... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
An open letter from a member of the Labour Party to the General Secretary of Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) is lighting up the internet. As it should. The letter to Iain McNicol Iain McNicol presided over not one but two Labour Party purges aimed at shedding the party of pro-Corbyn members ahead of […] The post That open letter from a Labour Party member to... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Erica Johnson reports that the problem of bank employees being pushed to fleece customers (legality be damned) is common to all of Canada's major banks. And Lisa Wright reports that the result will be a national investigation. But it's appalling that it took anonymous reports to the media for systemic abuses to be noticed and addressed - particularly when an obvious alternative to leaving personal finances in the hands of a privileged few has been summarily dismissed without explanation. - James Tapper discusses how the privatization of the...more »
The United Nations has warned that the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. Nearly 20 million people are at risk of starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Last month, the U.N. declared a famine in parts of South Sudan. Earlier this week, aid officials said they’re in a race against time to prevent a famine brought on by a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war and blockade. Almost 19 million people in Yemen, two-thirds of the total population, are in need of assistance, and more than 7 million are facing starvation. For more, w...more »
From October 2016 at Guido Fawkes https://order-order.com/2016/10/25/labour-given-maximum-fine-expenses-fraud-mcnicol-committed-offence/ 'Labour has been hit with the maximum £20,000 fine after the Electoral Commission found a total of 107 invoices were missing from the party's general election expenses return. Labour general secretary Iain McNicol was found to have committed an offence under section 82(4)(b) of PPERA in respect of the missing payments and a further offence under section 82(4)(b) in respect of the missing invoices. Labour have also been slammed for failing to decl...more »
*Steppenwolf, “Monster”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaNsDx-xmnw Written in 1967, this song is so tragically prescient, and we haven’t learned a thing, nothing at all in 50 years… *Steppenwolf, “Monster”* “Once the religious, the hunted and weary, Chasing the promise of freedom and hope, Came to this country to build a new vision Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope. Like good Christians some would burn the witches, Later some got slaves to gather riches... But still from near and far to seek America They came by thousands, to court the wild. But she just patiently smiled a...more »
[image: trump-seeks-to-slash-us-funding-for-un-by-over-half] President Donald Trump is looking for ways to slash U.S. taxpayer funding of the United Nations by at least 50 percent, according to administration sources cited in a news report that sparked headlines and globalist panic worldwide.
Adm. Michelle J. Howard, the vice chief of naval operations, has become the first female four-star in the history of the Navy. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast*: *The Admiral Staring Down Putin’s Subs* Admiral Michelle Howard sees both challenges and opportunities as an ascendent Russia makes its presence known in international waters. The USS Porter was patrolling international waters in the Black Sea last month when four Russian military aircraft buzzed the guided missile destroyer as close as 200 yards. The captain and crew had seconds to decide...more »
Patriot missiles are normally used to shoot down enemy aircraft or other missiles *BBC*: *Small drone 'shot with Patriot missile'* A Patriot missile - usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) - was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general. The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins told a military symposium. "That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," he said. Patriots are radar-targeted weapons more commonly used to shoot down enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles. "Now, that worked, they got ...more »
*THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017Part 3—Respecting a disappeared group:* At present, you're seeing a lot of journalism about American health care. As you parse and peruse this onslaught of babel, you'll almost never see a mention of the USA 9400. There's a very good chance that you'll never see this important group mentioned at all. The USA 9400 are one of the modern world's least mentioned groups. Let's offer a quick comparison: Did you think the Aghori, a cannibalistic Hindu sect, were being under-covered before Reza Aslan broke bread (ate brain) with them in the first episode of his n...more »
To build support for the kinds of multicultural beheadings and institutional cleansing that the Trumpeteers are pressing for, it will be necessary to create a world devoid of empathy and emotional intelligence. It is quite natural, then, for Trump's team of death worshipers to zero out educational networking and funding for arts and humanities. Their agenda requires no humanity, nor does it admit any feeling for others. I can only sustain the support it needs when people no longer care about the living.
Neuroscientist Stanley Rapoport hasn’t had much luck with his co-authors. Recently, we’ve reported on multiple retractions of papers co-authored by Rapoport after three different first authors were found to have committed misconduct. Now, the fallout from one of those cases had led to four more retractions, bringing Rapoport’s total to 12. The latest batch of retractions […] The post Prominent NIH researcher up to a dozen retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.
One Today's Transpicuous News, Turkey is throwing tantrums and threatening a religious war in Europe, Trump releases his first Federal Budget, Proof that Monsanto and the EPS worked together to cover up the fact that Roundup is toxic and cancer causing, more transparency on the Fake Democracy in the UK.... and sex toys that spy on you!! What more could you possibly want?! d News Links for this episode of Transpicuous News: http://removingtheshackles.blogspot.com.mt/2015/10/islamic-extremism-history-of-wahhabism.html http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-16/trump-releases-hi...more »
Documents unsealed in a federal court proceeding (in San Francisco) suggest that regulators have doubts regarding the safety of Monsanto's Roundup: Danny Hakim. March 14, 2017. Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents. The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/business/monsanto-roundup-safety-lawsuit.html?emc=edit_th_20170315&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0 The reputation of Roundup, whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit on Tuesday when a federal court unsealed documents raising questi...more »
Pet goldfish was suffering from swim bladder disease, a disorder that prevents a goldfish from controlling its buoyancy in the water. Taylor Dean, a 19-year-old Youtuber who creates educational animal videos, just shared a picture of a goldfish in a ‘wheelchair’ – and the Internet is going crazy over it. It was sent to her by a friend named Derek who works in a local aquarium shop. The guy recently had a customer bring in their pet goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease, a condition that makes a fish unable to control its buoyancy in the water. As diet adjustments ...more »
Yesterday we looked at how the debate over TrumpCare is impacting the 2018 congressional races in Arizona. Hours later polling came out for Arizona-- as well as for Alaska Maine and Nevada-- showing the danger TrumpCare supporters face in Congress. We'll come back to that poll in a moment. PPP also released a poll yesterday-- a national one-- showing support for TrumpCare at a startlingly low 24%. Even before the disastrous CBO numbers have been factored in, 49% of Americans already oppose Ryan's proposal-- and even among Republican voters only 37% are in favor of the proposal. T...more »
CounterPunch, Global Research, RINF. Countercurrents The agrichemicals industry wallows like an overblown hog in a cesspool of corruption. With its snout firmly embedded in the trough of corporate profit to the detriment of all else, it is most likely responsible for more death and disease than the combined efforts of the tobacco companies ever were. It indulges in criminality that hides behind corporate public relations, media misrepresentations and the subversion of respectable-sounding agencies which masquerade as public institutions. Dominated by a handful of powerful parasitical...more »
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39278435 Fake news from the BBC: Britain’s low carbon energy revolution is actually saving money for households, a report says. Households make a net saving of £11 a month, according to analysis from the Committee on Climate Change. It calculates that subsidies to wind and solar are adding £9 […]
*Silencing of speakers far more common at colleges for the very privileged* The Brookings Institution has put together an interesting analysis of colleges where students have attempted to shut down or shout down speakers. Using some data gathered by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Brookings made a chart showing a correlation between students from wealthier homes and the tendency to disinvite speakers. Here’s Brookings’ description of the chart: In the figure below, we plot every university in America based on the proportion of students from families with incomes ...more »
The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg had a strange response to Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on 15 March. Instead of focusing on the massive and embarrassing U-turn Philip Hammond had to make over his first budget, she used it as yet another excuse to slate Jeremy Corbyn. All smiles In a piece to camera, just after coming off air […] The post During a disastrous week for the... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
The death of any 28-year-old is tragic in itself. But that of a young woman from Huddersfield shows how the government is failing a whole section of society. “The bravest smiles” On 19 February, Roxanne ‘Roxy’ Davies was admitted to hospital, semi-conscious, and put into intensive care. She had pneumonia but also endocarditis, a rare and […] The post The government will want to brush this young woman’s death under the carpet, and that’s not OK appeared first on The Canary.
President Trump's budget is Reaganism on crystal meth: Trump’s first budget proposal ... would increase defense spending by $54 billion and then offset that by stripping money from more than 18 other agencies. Some would be hit particularly hard, with reductions of more than 20 percent at the Agriculture, Labor and State departments and of more than 30 percent at the Environmental Protection Agency. It would also propose eliminating future federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. W...more »
Yesterday, a judge in Hawaii issued a Temporary Restraining Order against Donald Trump's second travel ban. Last night, in Nashville, Trump fulminated against the judge's decision to a chorus of boos. If you read the decision, the judge's language is quite curt: The Government appropriately cautions that, in determining purpose, courts should not look into the ‘veiled psyche’ and ‘secret motives’ of government decision-makers and may not undertake a ‘judicial psychoanalysis of a drafter’s heart of hearts’. The Government need not fear. The remarkable facts at issue here require n...more »
Yesterday, a Czech expert in spintronics and nanoelectronics Mr Tomáš Jungwirth has provoked some naive Czech patriots who think that their homeland is very good in things like science: Researcher: Czech science is average, wins few ERC grants (Prague Monitor, widely discussed in Czech press) Jungwirth is a member of the European Research Council. Well, I think that I was still a high school student when I was pretty much decided that the Czech contributions to science in general and physics in particular are pretty much negligible. In fact, before I came to the college, I was alre...more »
*Greenies clutching at straws in endeavour to discredit Monsanto weedkiller* *It's the most common domestic weedkiller there is -- billions of gallons of it have been used. If there were any problem with it, such problems would then by now be glaringly obvious. But hundreds of millions of people have used it without complaint. But compared with a few unverifiable complaints, all those millions count for naught in the strange world of the Green/Left.The lawsuit below seems to be based on something Monsanto discussed doing but did not actually do. How flimsy is that?Monsant...more »
The 2016 election cycle proved one thing; tens of millions of Americans were only too happy to cast aside "business as usual in Washington" for an unknown and unproven quantity, Donald Trump. A recent posting on this blog shows us who these disenchanted Americans are and and how their well-being had a significant impact on the ultimate result of the latest presidential election. In this posting, I want to look at a study done by the Equality of Opportunity Project on upwards mobility in America which is defined as the chance that children will reach the top 20 percent of income dis...more »
*"**Obama Running a Shadow Government- * *America in Totally Unknown Territory"* 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 was always a Prime Minister or a head of state that was using intelligence services to embarrass or frame or destroy members of the opposition party. This is something I have seen time and time ag...more »
*“The Pause That Refreshes”* by James Howard Kunstler “Let’s take a breather from more consequential money matters at hand midweek to consider the tending moods of our time and place. It is clear by now that we have four corners of American politics these days: the utterly lost and delusional Democratic party; the feckless Republicans; the permanent Deep State of bureaucratic foot-soldiers and errand boys; and Trump, the Golem-King of the Coming Greatness. Wherefore, and what the f**k, you might ask. The Democrats reduced themselves to a gang of sadistic neo-Maoists seeking to era...more »
Most of us in the biomed autism community know that our kids often can not process anesthesia like children who do not have autism. Our kids need accommodations everywhere. Autism is a new breed of disability. Routine cleanings often require...
The BBC are excited to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39279631 that Islam will overtake Christianity as the world's most practiced religion by 2070. The BBC report this research by the US-based Pew Research Center, oddly they usually ignore Pew Research when it comes up with research that paints Islam in a negative light.
From Jenna Orkin US Healthcare Ranked Worst in Developed World Assange Claims Hillary, Intel Officials "Quietly Pushing A Pence Takeover" North Korea Puts Army Into "Combat Mode" Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's identity was confirmed using DNA from one of his children Rachel Maddow just released portions of Trump's 2005 tax return — here's what it reveals POLL: Support for Scottish independence hits a record high but so does anti-EU sentiment A loophole in the 25th Amendment lets 14 people remove a sitting president from office Monsanto Colluded With EPA, Was Unable To Prove Roundu...more »
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. It's true, I love to make fun crafts with my Cricut but I have loved creating amazing useful things too. I have been so surprised how easy it has been to organize all aspects of my life with my Cricut. Today I am going to show you how I used my Cricut to help my toddler be able to put her own things away. These dresser and toy storage stickers are game changers! To make this stickers, head over to the Explore site and select the great big blue, Create a New Project button. Hit t...more »
NOTE: If YOU would like to speak to Robert Kennedy, Jr. about the $100,00 challenge, you're invited to an event in NYC on April 18th from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Perhaps Dr. Oz will attend? This is a fund raiser for...
Richard Matthews posted Sustainability is an Economic Boon Not a Liability at the Green Market Oracle. Here is my comment in response: There is no scientific consensus that the catastrophic man-made global warming hypothesis is correct. Most scientists who do say they believe in catastrophic man-made global warming cannot offer a clear explanation of the scientific theory that claim is based on. Those who offer a theory very often disagree with one another. Then there are many scientists who see the hypothesis as false, though many of them believe that carbon dioxide does cause s...more »
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, NEVER. In nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in, except to conviction of honor, and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” - Winston Churchill
“O how incomprehensible everything was, and actually sad, although it was beautiful. One knew nothing. One lived and ran about the earth and rode through forests, and certain things looked so challenging and promising and nostalgic: a star in the evening, a blue harebell, a reed-green pond, the eye of a person or a cow. And sometimes it seemed that something never seen yet long desired was about to happen, that a veil would drop from it all, but then it passed, nothing happened, the riddle remained unsolved, the secret spell unbroken, and in the end one grew old and looked cunning.....more »
"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve" by John P. Curran “Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency. So what’s the Federal Reserve? In 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislatio...more »
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39287689 is headlined as a 'rejection of populism' but the details are a little different. 'With more than 90% of votes counted, the VVD had won 33 out of 150 seats, a loss of eight seats from the previous parliament. Mr Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV) was in second place on 20 seats, a gain of five, with the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and the liberal Democrats 66 (D66) close behind with 19 seats each. The Green-Left party also did well winning 14 seats, an increase of 10. The Labour Party (PvdA), the junior party in th...more »
In 2007, federal prosecutors, under the leadership of Trump's current Secretary of Labor *Alexander Acosta*, entered into a secret non-prosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein. This ensured that Jeffrey Epstein would not be prosecuted federally. *LawNewz.com* / *Trump's Labor Secretary oversaw 'sweetheart plea deal' * *Katie Johnson 'raped by Trump when she was 13.'* *Donald Trump 'has been placed on the witness list for a civil trial involving Jeffrey Epstein.' * LawNewz.com / *witness list filed on August 31, 2016* / President Donald Trump on witness list in Palm Beach law...more »
First, there is really no reason we need to be told any of this, but here is it anyway. What is revealed though is something actually important. His billionaire status is based on real net cash flow and not like most on the basis of stack market evaluations. He tries but he really cannot spend the money he makes free of obligations. He is also prudent. There is no losing schemes whose sole value comes from tax avoidance. He learned a long time ago that paying taxes frees up tax paid cash to do with as you like, such as run for president. He has a portfolio of well managed r...more »
My own back of the envelope calculations suggest that the one child policy could result to a population collapse to around 700 million from the present 1.3 billion. That is what is likely on the table unless strong corrective action is taken. I put that scary number out because it is possible. This action will serve to make that number higher. Obviously someone has come to their senses and got some effective projections worked up. It will not be good news, particularly since no one is sharing anything like that. The one child policy was meant to produce a population co...more »
I think that they are really getting this to work. Good fun to watch. Now imagine something like this smashing its way into an urban combat zone. A lot of the necessary capability already exists and this is where the maximum casualties are produced. In the end i can see a proper load bearing foot as well with the wheels used to boost speed as useful. It can all be done with mechanics. all good stuff . *Boston Dynamics unveils 'nightmare-inducing' hybrid robot* *Meet Handle, the two-wheeled, four-legged creation from the Google-owned robotics firm that even company founder ...more »
[image: Gary Webb delivering a speech] That is a pretty neat trick. To claim suicide when the individual had two bullet wounds in the head. Of course anyone who accepts this is willfully stupid. Right up there to been an eye witness to a Mafia hit. What is important in his work is the scale of the operation that he uncovered. Turns out that drug enforcement is only going after the competition. The CIA drug story is no secret and has been confirmed to me by boots on the ground. Yet the real scale is never clear from that angle. Now we find these boys integrated into the Coc...more »
The LHCb detector is way smaller and cheaper than its fat ATLAS and CMS siblings. But it doesn't mean that it can't discover cool things – and many things. The letter \(b\) refers to the bottom quark. It's often said that the bottom quark is the best path towards the research of CP-violation and similar things. But for some reasons, the LHCb managed to discover five new particles without any bottom quark – at once: The collaboration proudly tweeted about the new discovery and linked to their new paper, Observation of five new narrow \(\Omega^0_c\) states decaying to \(\Xi^+_c K^...more »
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 … Continue reading →
Media Release *Clexit Says: “Trump must Dump Paris (and defund the UN climate industry)”.* *By Viv Forbes* *Secretary* *The Clexit Coalition* *14 March 2017* *To download a print-ready pdf of the whole article click:* *http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/trump-dump-paris.pdf* The International Clexit Coalition today joined the growing chorus urging President Trump to keep his election promises and dump every climate treaty “agreed” in Kyoto, Paris and the UN/IPCC. The Secretary of Clexit (Climate Exit Coalition), Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that Clexit could call o...more »
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…
The Dutch elections on March 15 have received a lot of attention in the international media. The reason for the attention is clear: A Trump lookalike populist, Geert Wilders, was rumored to win big as part of a western populist movement that some call the “Patriotic Spring.” His rise has the liberal West confused and concerned, because if the land of gay marriage and coffee shops falls, then where is their hope for western liberalism? But, as results are coming in, two things are becoming clear: Election turnout was high and Wilders’ support relatively low. Projections show Wi...more »
North Korea’s missile launches last week are an early warning that the Trump administration’s Asia strategy could end up triggering the world’s next major war. Spurred by the launches, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is touring Japan, South Korea and China this week. But Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile activities are not Trump’s priority in Asia. For Trump and “inner circle” advisers like Steve Bannon, the top concern is economic. Trump and his team see U.S. trade deficits, concentrated in Asia, as draining America’s wealth and threatening its national security. Trump claims he ...more »
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in March. AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert On March 16, political leaders from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, along with a number of Irish-American politicians, will attend a gala St. Patrick’s Day event at the White House. Though the White House celebration originated in the Truman era, it took on greater significance in the mid-1990s. That’s when Bill Clinton championed the event as a way of furthering the Northern Irish Peace Process. For all their disagreements back home, Clinton believed, the White House festivities – often featuring lo...more »
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 […]
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 »
Had a very long day. Blogging will return tomorrow. *Update: Thursday March 18, 2017: 9:30 EST:* You know you are getting old when you spend the entire day shovelling snow at your home, your neighbour's home, and then you travel and do the GF's home because her snowblower broke down and she cannot clear a 100 ft. driveway alone because it is too much for her. And when you are finished .... you crash and sleep for 12 hours straight. The joys of living in Canada during winter. Sighhh .... blogging will return within the hour.
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?