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A glimpse behind bars Cropped from krystiano/flickr, CC BY The year 2016 was a wild one for the private prison industry. During the presidential election campaign, the Democratic challengers both called for an end to private prisons. The leader in the industry announced it would lay off 12 percent of headquarters staff. Then, in August, Obama’s Department of Justice announced that the Bureau of Prisons would phase out its use of privately run prisons. As a result of this announcement, stock prices for the biggest private prison companies dropped precipitously. All of this was in th...more »
Companies must work hard to keep their data safe. Graphic via shutterstock.com If you’re like me, on a given day you interact with a whole range of connected technologies for work and play. Just today, I used Box to share and download files for work, called up Tile to find my keys, relied on Google Maps to run an errand while streaming a podcast to my AirPods, and connected via Skype with a colleague overseas. And that was all before lunch. As we interact with technology of all sorts, what security safeguards should we expect from the companies building the Internet of Everything? ...more »
Picture a lion: The male has a luxuriant mane, the female doesn’t. This is a classic example of what biologists call sexual dimorphism – the two sexes of the same species exhibit differences in form or behavior. Male and female lions pretty much share the same genetic information, but look quite different. We’re used to thinking of genes as responsible for the traits an organism develops. But different forms of a trait – mane or no mane – can arise from practically identical genetic information. Further, traits are not all equally sexually dimorphic. While the tails of peacocks an...more »
[image: david-rockefeller-mr-globalist-dead-at-101] As much as (and perhaps more than) any other single person in the past century, David Rockefeller promoted global corporate socialism (masquerading as capitalism) and world government (disguised as “interdependence” and regional governance).
*Japan Times:* *North Korean state-run propaganda website depicts U.S. aircraft carrier, bomber engulfed in flames* The YouTube channel of North Korea’s state-run Uriminzokkiri propaganda website has released a video showing images of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and strategic bomber engulfed in flames. The nearly three-minute video, which comes amid large-scale annual joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises on the Korean Peninsula, shows what appears to be the USS Carl Vinson supercarrier and a B-1B bomber on fire after being placed in the crosshairs of a weapon. Pyongyang vi...more »
*Reuters:* *U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics* Passengers traveling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once U.S. authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said, adding that it had been under consideration since the U.S. government learned of a threat several weeks ago. A source said the rule wou...more »
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Alberto Z. Comendador Temperatures in the USA have generally increased since the 1950s. Of course, anything that mostly increases over time will have a positive correlation with everything else that also increases; in the USA this includes tornado counts. And of course most correlations are…
There are many reason I live in California-- the weather is one. Another is that incidents like this don't happen. But it just did, an hour from my house in Huntington Beach. I'm ashamed. CA-48 is changing... slowly. The congressman is clownish crackpot Dana Rohrabacher but as more Asians and Latinos move in and/or register to vote, Rohrabacher's hold on the district gets more precarious. In 2012 Romney beat Obama there, 54.7% to 43.0%. But this past November Hillary did slightly better than Obama-- 47.9% and Trump underperformed Romney significantly, taking only 46.2% of what has...more »
Harvey Organ: “LISTEN CAREFULLY — I KNOW This About JPMorgan…” by http://www.silverdoctors.com/ Gold & Silver Analyst Harvey Organ Joins the Show This Week For A FASCINATING Conversation: – * These TWO Things Are Coming Together For Gold * Harvey Explains THIS Is When the Fun Begins * Dubin On the Coming Debt Ceiling Battle: It’s Gonna […]
Homosexual Director of ‘Beauty and Beast’ Wants to Rip the Bible to Pieces by Dr. Eowyn, https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/ I have published two posts warning about Disney’s new flick, Beauty and the Beast, that: – * The Beast is Baphomet, i.e., the devil. * Disney inserted homosexual propaganda into the movie by making Gaston’s manservant LeFou homosexual and featuring the […]
How long will Trump last? I don’t think it will be for very long. The entire Deep State, almost all the MSM (except Fox), Democrats and even Republicans, CIA, George Soros …. are out to get him. – Published on Mar 20, 2017 Accusations of the Trump administration having had contact with Russia have been […]
Do I trust Comey? He is a Clinton appointee. Answer is: NO. – FBI Director Comey was board member of HSBC – Clinton Foundation & Drug Cartel ‘bank of choice’ Comey Oversaw HSBC Laundered Drug Money Going to the Clinton Foundation FBI Director Comey is a board member of Clinton Foundation connected bank HSBC. – […]
Revelations of No Links Between “The Russians” and The Trump Campaign Is Not News by The Real Fly, http://www.zerohedge.com Ahead of the FBI director’s testimony in front of Congress this week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, confirmed that there weren’t any links between “The Russians” and The Trump campaign. But that isn’t news and many […]
Large-scale drills of Airborne, Aerospace Forces and Black Sea Fleet begin in Crimea by http://tass.com/ The exercises are held in the new format in Crimea due to the “increased terrorist threat”. – OPUK RANGE/Crimea/, March 20. /TASS/. Drills involving three large units of Russia’s Airborne Forces, Aerospace Forces and the Black Sea Fleet began in Crimea’s […]
To rise into position of power in western world you must be ‘blackmailable’. It is usually via video tapes of successful ‘honey traps’, screwing children, homosexual acts … besides the usual filthy lucre etc… These temptations, traps are usually managed via western Illuminist intelligence agencies: CIA, MI5/6, Mossad … The term Deep State is an […]
This Politico story should come as no surprise to you if your perspective on Donald Trump is based on fact rather than myth -- but if you voted for him, you probably fell for the myth, so how do you explain it? *Trump lets his aides sweat the details on health care* President Donald Trump’s aides spent the weekend fretting over the health care law, huddling in a room at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for hours, wrangling with members of Congress on the phone, flying conservatives to the Florida retreat and making final deals with House leadership in hopes of getting the bill passed. But...more »
[image: Art1] In the long run, what’s far more important than any amount of tedious political yammering? What trumps political change? Answer: what trumps both is a change in the *culture -- *of which political change is simply a consequence, not a cause. So further evidence of “a resurgence in masterfully executed, beautiful representational art is a great thing,” says a Facebook friend. Like him, I think this reaction against a century of dumbed-down nihilism “mirrors the budding growth of reason in economics and other areas.” *In an ironic twist of history these traditiona...more »
*Gwynne Dyer, The Japan Times: **Choose a side: Trump and the Sunni-Shiite war* LONDON – The Sunni-Shiite civil wars in Iraq and Syria are both nearing their end, and in both cases the Shiites have won — thanks largely to American military help in Iraq’s case, and to a Russian military intervention in Syria. Yet Russia and the United States are not allies in the Middle East. At least not yet. U.S. President Donald Trump may get in bed with the Russians and the Shiites eventually, but he doesn’t seem to have given the matter much thought yet. So for the moment U.S. policy follows ...more »
AWED Friends: The newest edition of the *Energy and Environmental Newsletter* is now online. Some of the more informative energy articles in this issue are: Wind Energy is an Attack on Rural America Once Turbines Arrive, Say Goodbye to Peace and Quiet As Wind Grows, So Does Its Opposition Five Key Reasons to Pull the Plug on Wind Subsidies Proposed US Carbon Tax — A Recipe for Disaster The War on Affordable Electricity Science Deniers in the Wind Industry Short video: Poison Wind How Would Oklahoma’s Anti-Wind Tax Affect The State’s Industry? Europe’s Lessons Teach Us — ...more »
President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Fortune:* *Iraq’s Prime Minister Jokes About President Trump’s Wiretapping Claim in White House Visit* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the White House Monday, and managed to get a jab in to President Donald Trump about his unsubstantiated claims that President Obama had ordered a wiretap on Trump Tower during the 2016 election. According to a report from a pool reporter, the press asked the President a question about wireta...more »
This morning Carol Shea-Porter hosted a roundtable discussion at the Strafford Nutrition Program in Somersworth to highlight what her office called "the devastating harm President Trump’s budget blueprint proposal would cause to New Hampshire communities that rely on programs like Meals on Wheels." Despite Mick Mulvaney's lies on *Meet the Press* yesterday-- namely that the feds' cut to Meals on Wheels only amounts to 3% of their budget-- the truth is that 35% of Meals On Wheels funding comes from the federal government and the proposed cuts in the Trump budget would be catastrop...more »
Monday 20 March was the UN “International Day of Happiness”. But the World Happiness Report 2017 doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Especially as most of the nations in the bottom ten have been subject to perpetual Western intervention. As The Canary previously reported, the world’s happiest countries are places like Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland. But... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
*Reuters:* *Iraq's PM, on U.S. visit, says wins assurances from Trump administration* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday he received assurances during talks with President Donald Trump and his administration of increasing American support as he presses his country's campaign against Islamic State. "We have been given assurances that the (U.S.) support will not only continue but will accelerate for Iraq to accomplish the task," Abadi said following talks with Trump at the White House. *Read more *.... *More News On Iraq's Prime Minister al-Abadi Meeting President...more »
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Over the weekend, we reviewed the state of the solar data for March 2017. Now, there’s a two week straight lack of sunspots, the longest stretch since 2010. A blank look to the sun on Monday, March 20, and it has now been blank for two weeks straight;…
This and that from the NDP's leadership campaign. - Among the coverage of the first leadership debate which I hadn't linked before, Karl Nerenberg offers both a ranking and a review. And Yves Engler asks why the first debate largely avoided foreign policy issues - though there's still plenty of campaign left in which to address them. - Jeremy Nuttall reports on Guy Caron's plan to build the NDP's economic credibility. Althia Raj writes about Sid Ryan's possible candidacy. Dr. Dawg comments on the (overwrought) controversy surrounding Niki Ashton's reference to a Beyoncé lyric, whil...more »
*Peter Bergen, CNN:* *Will Iraq survive victory over ISIS in Mosul?* Sulaimani, Iraq (CNN)In a tea room in Sulaimani's old bazaar that's dense with the smoke of scores of cigarettes, bunches of grizzled, middle-aged men -- some wearing traditional Kurdish baggy trousers, other wearing suits without ties -- are arguing furiously about the great question of the day: What happens to Iraq after ISIS loses the key Iraqi city of Mosul? For the moment, the Iraqi army, Kurdish peshmerga forces, Shia militias and Sunni tribal units are all united in fighting ISIS. But even in Sulaimani, an ...more »
News media don't often have a kind word for Trump. Here's an exception. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.777881?utm_content=%2Fisrael-news%2F1.777881&utm_medium=email&utm_source=smartfocus&utm_campaign=newsletter-daily&utm_term=20170319-15%3A03 I have to admit that I don't usually have a kind word for him either. But let's look at the bigger picture. American (and western in general) foreign policy has been a disaster for almost eighty years. American wars have left a trail of disaster and murder all over the world. And, almost without exception, they have been losers. The migh...more »
“Yes, but can your tree do this? Pictured is a visual coincidence between the dark branches of a nearby tree and bright glow of a distant aurora. The beauty of the aurora - combined with how it seemed to mimic a tree right nearby - mesmerized the photographer to such a degree that he momentarily forgot to take pictures. When viewed at the right angle, it seemed that this tree had aurora for leaves! Fortunately, before the aurora morphed into a different overall shape, he came to his senses and captured the awe-inspiring momentary coincidence. *Click image for larger size.* Typically...more »
*“We Are Such Stuff...”* by Chet Raymo “Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make me sleep again.” "Caliban is talking to Stephano and Trinculo in Shakespeare's “Tempest”, telling them not to be "afeard" of the mysterious place they find themselves, an island seemingly beset with magic, strangeness, ineffable presences. And you and I, and, yes, all of us, find ourselves inexplicably th...more »
*Click image for larger size.* "You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti
*“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We can let go of our defense mechanisms when we are ready to be truly honest with ourselves. We all have defense mechanisms that we’ve developed over time, often without being aware of it. In times of trouble, the behaviors that have worked to get us past challenges with the least amount of pain are the ones that we repeat; even when part of us knows they no longer work. Such behavior is a natural response from our mental and physical aspects. But because we are spiritual beings as well, we have the ability to ...more »
*"Can You Imagine?"* "Can you imagine, for example, what the trees do not only in lightning storms or the watery dark of a summer's night or under the white nets of winter but now, and now, and now - whenever we're not looking. Surely you can't imagine they don't dance, from the root up, wishing to travel a little, not cramped so much as wanting a better view, or more sun, or just as avidly more shade - surely you can't imagine they just stand there loving every minute of it, the birds or the emptiness, the dark rings of the years slowly and without a sound thickening, and nothing diff...more »
By Paul Homewood http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2017/03/divers-say-less-than-5-of-great-barrier-reef-is-dead-not-half-001562671.html From Blasting News: A team of divers is pushing back on a so-called second mass bleaching event occurring on the #Great Barrier Reef, which media reports said affected 50 to 60 percent of Cape York region. Scientists from the government-funded ARC center also found a 35 percent mortality […]
*"There is a nearly-universal contempt for objectivity and serious thinking. Everything is knee-jerk, whimsical. Belief in something – anything – makes it allegedly a metaphysical ‘fact’ to go to war over, on campuses and in the streets. “There is virtually no rational discourse on actual facts of reality. The human mind has been cast aside into a junk heap. Social Justice Warriors of anger and fear are ubiquitous. "How is this possible? “How is it possible that such an extraordinary instrument at human disposal can not only be neglected but held in contempt? "W...more »
I keep hearing that this was a devastatingly bad day for President Trump and that his presidency will now be measured in months -- but the Pope of Conservatism, Rush Limbaugh, tells me that it doesn't matter what James Comey or anyone else said today because everything we're hearing about the Trump team and the Russians remains what it always was according top the right: a massive lie. I bring this up because much of America believes every word Limbaugh utters: This is not about the evidence. This is not about (certainly) any exculpatory evidence. This is about furthering the narra...more »
A federal policeman carries his weapon as he stands near buildings destroyed in clashes during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani *Reuters*: *As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people* Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. The official, who declined to be identified, said the incident took place as government forces closed in on Isl...more »
Amnesty International UK has released a new interview with Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. *Listen to the podcast here.* Accompanying the podcast interview is a post on Amnesty UK's blog that features an extended statement by Albert Woodfox, entitled: *It's a human right to agitate the 'injustice' system*. Albert's full statement is featured below: *A year ago on 19 February 2016 I walked out of a Louisiana prison a free man after serving 44 years in solitary confinement.At that moment I became 'famous' as the longest serving person in solitary confinement in the world, as w...more »
A House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election ended with no substantial revelations. The post Russia Conspiracy Mongering Hits Wall At Congressional Hearing appeared first on Shadowproof.
Attorney General Christopher Whinlayson has declared the Whanganui River to be a legal person, and last week your MPs agreed with him, unanimously passing a law declaring that the Whanganui River has all "the rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person," But a river is not a legal person, despite what Christopher Whinlayson publicly professes to think. “Legal persons are of two kinds,” points out Jamie Whyte: *we humans, known in law as "natural persons", and persons that are legal fictions, such as companies and countries. These fictional people solve legal problems th...more »
[image: as-nomination-hearings-on-gorsuch-begin-democrats-air-old-grievances] The Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings on March 20 to consider the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
[image: president-trump-wants-the-power-to-fire-the-head-of-the-consumer-financial-protection-bureau] The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that has too much, ill-defined power, should be dismantled. But at least Trump might get the power to fire its director, as he has with every other agency head.
*Daily Mail*: *'Why do you have to f**k with us?' Duterte brands EU officials 'crazies' for condemning his deadly war on drugs while vowing again that all traffickers in the Philippines will be killed* * Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has branded European lawmakers 'crazies' * European Parliament had passed resolution condemning his brutal war on drugs * The 71-year-old spoke in English and asked: 'Why do you have to f**k with us?' Hard line Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has branded European lawmakers 'crazies' for questioning his deadly war on drugs. The 71-year-o...more »
After it leaked out that Mark Foley (R-FL) was screwing underage boy pages, he resigned from Congress. That was September 29, 2006, just in time for the 2006 midterms. Rahm Emanuel was the devious head of the DCCC who timed it out perfectly-- even though boys were molested by Foley in between the time Emanuel found out what he was doing and the fatal Emanuel-inspired leak. Going into the midterms there were 232 Republicans and 202 Democrats in Congress. On election day, general revulsion with Republicans resulted in this national congressional vote: *•* Democrats- 42,338,795 (52....more »
The UK media ignored today’s important anniversary, because it puts them to shame. But a recently released video helps to bring their guilt back into the spotlight. Never forget It is now 14 years to the day since the invasion of Iraq. The conflict caused hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths. It brought chaos to […] The post The UK media ignored today’s big anniversary.... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
By now, most of our readers are aware that some fields of science have a reproducibility problem. Part of the problem, some argue, is the publishing community’s bias toward dramatic findings — namely, studies that show something has an effect on something else are more likely to be published than studies that don’t. Many have […] The post What leads to bias in the scientific literature? New study tries to answer appeared first on Retraction Watch.
By Paul Homewood http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/opec-greases-the-wheels-of-us-shale-boom-8bnr8hcqm The Times reports: Among many bold promises made on the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to unleash an “energy revolution” that would release vast riches from America’s shale oil reserves. It is doubtful that he expected Saudi Arabia to do the job for him. Yet, since the […]
Soldiers carry a surface-to-air missile named "Tien-Chien", or "Sky Sword" in Mandarin, onto a launcher during a military exercise at an air force base in Chiayi, southern Taiwan. Nicky Loh, Reuters *AFP:* *China warns US over arms sales to Taiwan* China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to US arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump's administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. "China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular...more »
*The Australiant:* *China’s new missiles targeting Taiwan, defence head warns* Taiwan is being targeted by China’s new medium-range ballistic missiles, Taiwan’s Defence Minister Feng Shih-kuan announced yesterday. In a report to Taiwan’s parliament, the Legislative Yuan, he said China was stepping up its military intimidation of Taiwan. The move involved upgrading its equipment, including such missiles, co-ordinating naval and air forces, and holding naval patrols — led by the aircraft carrier Liaoning — and air combat drills, Mr Feng said. Retired People’s Liberation Army gener...more »
There’s some question about the photoshopped Time cover with the penguin and the title: How to Survive the Coming Ice Age. Time did run this story, but there was not the cover. –Hifast Another Ice Age? Monday, June 24, 1974 In Africa, drought continues for the sixth consecutive year, adding terribly to the toll of […]
[image: undefined] President Trump’s proposed budget takes a big step towards draining the swamp in Washington. This is the first time since the Reagan era that a president has sought a wholesale demolition of boondoggles. On the other hand, Trump’s defense and homeland security spending increases will squander bounties that should be reserved for taxpayers, not bureaucrats and bombs. Regardless of whether Trump can cajole Congress into imposing the cuts, Americans should welcome candor on an array of federal programs that should have been decimated or abolished long ago: The Hou...more »
The neocons may have backed Hillary Clinton for the presidency, but that doesn't stop them from demanding the right to define our foreign policy in the Trump Administration. They get their money from the military-industrial complex and unlimited mainstream media exposure as the "experts" -- even though they are always wrong. The first family of neoconservatism, the Kagans, have recently regrouped after the election and have taken to the media to demand more war footing against Russia and a return to the policy of "regime change" in Syria. It appears they are making inroads in the Tr...more »
. Photos copyright Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone, Long Walk 5 Thank you our friend Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone, for once again sharing your photos on the Longest Walk with Censored News. Bad Bear was on the walk across America when Earthcycles and Censored News broadcast live on the Longest Walk 2 northern route in 2008. Bad Bear
Dandelion Salad acTVism Munich on Feb 21, 2017 In this interview with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff, we talk to him about Capitalism and Socialism. – What is Capitalism and Socialism? – What differentiates Capitalism from Socialism? – Has either system ever […]
*Reuters*: *IS force young men to fight in defense of Mosul: refugees* Islamic State militants are forcing young men in western Mosul to fight for them in defense of the remaining pockets of their former stronghold against an Iraqi government assault, fleeing residents and Iraqi officers said on Monday. The forced recruitment is a sign that the hardline militants are growing more desperate as the battle for what was once the de facto capital of their self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate enters its sixth month. Elite Federal Police and Rapid Response units on Monday resumed their cau...more »
http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ Propaganda Alert Pres. Obama’s First State of the Union Address CSPAN January 27, 2010 *** Transcript Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address The White House The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 27, 2010 Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address 9:11 […]
“Pull The Plug On Stress” by Dr. Joseph Mercola "If you are like most people these days, you are plugged into everything from the time you get up in the morning to the moment you unplug the light and drift off- hopefully- into blissful sleep. But is this constant saturation of activity and overbooking taking a toll on your health and happiness? One of the most common problems among busy people, is that they feel fatigued, anxious or depressed. Most of them share a common underlying problem: adrenal burnout. Adrenal Burnout: Adrenal burnout is the result of living with a constantly ...more »
*“Health Care: Time To Wake Up”* by Karl Denninger "Let’s face it - Ryan and Trump are not going to do anything to actually address the health care mess. Health care is not about “coverage” or “insurance.” It’s about price. The facts are that we spend twice as much as a percentage of GDP (and per-person, roughly) as virtually the entire industrialized world - and nearly all of those nations have socialized systems. Let me remind you that socialism always loses to capitalism, and the reason it loses is simple: There is no profit motive in a socialist system and therefore there is ne...more »
*"The Ethics of Emergen**cies"* by Ayn Rand "In the normal conditions of existence, man has to choose his goals, project them in time, pursue them and achieve them by his own effort. He cannot do it if his goals are at the mercy of and must be sacrificed to any misfortune happening to others. He cannot live his life by the guidance of rules applicable only to conditions under which human survival is impossible. The principle that one should help men in an emergency cannot be extended to regard all human suffering as an emergency and to turn the misfortune of some into a first mort...more »
"*Report:* Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead; Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast; Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death; All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific." - http://enenews.com/ ◆ *Related:* "March 13, 2011: Aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, 100 miles offshore of Fukushima: "During that March 13 phone call, Cleveland wrote, Troy Mueller- the deputy administrator for naval reactors at the US Department of Energy- said the radiation was the equivalent of “about *30 times* what yo...more »
There's a post by David French today at *National Review*'s Corner with the headline "FBI Confirms It’s Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia - Why This Is Good News." French was once an opponent of the president, but now sees him as a useful means of obtaining significant right-wing change. So why does French think an investigation of the president's possible collusion with Russia is *good* news? Here's one reason: ... since the Trump administration’s DOJ authorized this announcement, it is a sign to all Americans that its system is still working as intende...more »
[image: is-mccain-hijacking-trump-s-foreign-policy] Has President Trump given McCain, who wanted President Bush to intervene in a Russia-Georgia war — over South Ossetia! — carte blanche to hand out war guarantees to unstable Balkan states?
[image: reviewing-crossroads-for-liberty] In an American History class, the Articles of Confederation receive sketchy coverage, at best. At worst, if anything much is said about America’s “first Constitution,” it is uniformly negative, along the lines of “it was just too weak a central government, it accomplished nothing, but thankfully, we scrapped the Articles, and replaced that document with the Constitution.” But history has shown that concerns over replacing the Confederation were far-sighted.
[image: 3-actions-for-combatting-government-favoritism] If the pre-budget rumors are true, President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to drain the swamp by putting a few corporate welfare programs, such as the Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corp., on the chopping block.
*Al Jazeera:* *Syria: Air raids on east Damascus after rebel assault* Fierce bombing follows Sunday's surprise rebel attack on government positions in the east of Syria's capital. Syrian government jets bombarded opposition-held neighbourhoods of Damascus on Monday a day after opposition forces launched a surprise assault. Rebel groups allied with former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham attacked government positions in the east of the capital early on Sunday morning in a complex and co-ordinated operation. But forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad drove them back by nig...more »
By Vance Ginn, Peggy Venable The public deserves transparency and accountability in government institutions. In an education choice marketplace, accountability rests with the consumer. When parents are the consumer, and they have real choices, they can best assess how their children are doing. That is the ultimate in accountability.
New Labour did an excellent job of making it seem like it represented a majority of UK citizens. But then the global system broke, and the party opted to bail out the minority of British citizens who were actually responsible for it breaking. The public reacted as you’d expect – they voted for somebody else. Twice. […] The post British Labour movement infiltrated by British workers... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
Wait a minute. It looks like nobody’s clocked the ‘surprise’ buried in the Chancellor’s budget. Brace yourselves. Because by this Christmas, UK living standards will collapse more than at any point since WWII. Say what? That’s because of the relationship between stagnating wages and inflation. Figures hidden in the budget from the Office for Budget […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
Now we know when Article 50 is being triggered, we may as well brace ourselves. Because Brexit will be consuming parliament for the foreseeable future. On 29 March, Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the EU and formally notify it of Britain’s departure. This will start a two-year countdown. It will, however, also start a raft of other action […] The post Now we have a date for... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
Donald Trump has alleged that phones in Trump Tower were ‘wiretapped’ before he became president. The White House media spokesperson then named GCHQ as the culprit. But the British intelligence-gathering agency strongly denied this. It did not, however, elaborate on how the National Security Agency (NSA) can actually use GCHQ’s facilities to monitor any citizen […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
Politics moves fast these days. But if you remember back to Friday 17 March, you’ll recall that George Osborne – a sitting MP and upper-class odd-job man – was made editor of The London Evening Standard. A move that even Tories were shocked by. And yet several Labour politicians and figures within the party were supportive […] The post New Labour’s love-in with... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
[image: undefined] Few any longer believe the “mainstream media,” that is, the presstitutes. This has put them into a panic as the presstitutes lose their value to the ruling elite if the presstitutes cannot control the explanations in order to justify the self-serving agendas of the ruling elite. To fight back against the alternative media that does tell the truth, a secret group, PropOrNot, as well hidden as an offshore money-laundering operation, published a list of 200 websites accused of being “Russian agents/dupes.” PropOrNot’s effort to discredit truth-tellers was hurt by t...more »
aggressive environmentalists in government and the non-profit sectors have successfully pressured many firms to endorse positions that make no sense for their shareholders. Appeasing activists is a short-sighted play.
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) walk along a street in the southeast of Qamishli city, Syria, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo *Reuters*: *U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal with Russia in Syria-Kurdish militia* Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will help train its fighters, the YPG said, a step likely to anger Turkey as it tries to block Kurdish gains in the north of the country. There was no immediate comment from Russia or Turkey. One of the major forces in the Syrian...more »
*Bloomberg:* *Comey Confirms Russia Inquiry, Rejects Trump Wiretap Claims* * He says FBI probing any links between Trump campaign, Russia * ‘Putin hated Secretary Clinton so much’ he tried to help Trump FBI Director James Comey confirmed the bureau is probing potential ties between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russia during the 2016 campaign and said there’s no evidence to support the president’s allegation that his predecessor “wiretapped” Trump Tower last year. “I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI," Comey told th...more »
President Trump with Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, his new national security adviser, last month. General McMaster is shifting the National Security Council’s focus from military operations and tactics to strategic issues. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times *New York Times*: *Trump Shifting Authority Over Military Operations Back to Pentagon* WASHINGTON — President Trump is shifting more authority over military operations to the Pentagon, according to White House officials, reversing what his aides and some generals say was a tendency by the Obama White House to micromanage issues bett...more »
FBI Director James Comey (L) and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers take their seats at a House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, on Capitol Hill. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *Reuters*: *FBI's Comey says no evidence of Trump wiretap claim, confirms probe* The head of the FBI publicly challenged U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, denying the Republican's claim that former president Barack Obama wiretapped his 2016 election campaign and confirming his agency had launched a criminal investigation into any collusion betwe...more »
*MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017Frankly, as always, that's Rich:* We watched the House committee hearing this morning. In an hour or so, we're heading off for a chic Washington, D.C. renunion dinner with our high school classmate, Name Withheld, who lived one block over on Georgetown Avenue, just down from the Alameda. These factors will reduce our posting today. We'll simply ask you to ponder one point by Frank Rich in this new, deeply sad piece for New York magazine. We'll return to Rich's piece within the next few days. That said, is it time for a change Over Here in our own liberal wor...more »
*Félix de Rosen* - Understanding the value of being present in life is the key message of plants. The post The Joys and Pains of Visionary Medicine: Why the Ceremony of Life Comes First appeared first on Waking Times.
*Justin Gardner* - Is the government's unreasonable stance against cannabis coming to an end? The post For the First Time Ever, the Federal Govt is Referring to Marijuana as Medicine appeared first on Waking Times.
"Fight or Flight: Who Runs Your Life?" by Tony Schwartz "Think, for a moment, about the life you're living. You skitter from activity to activity. The consequence is that you don't do anything particularly well. You're easily distracted and have difficulty paying attention. You rarely read anything challenging, if you read much at all, which is why so much of your knowledge is superficial. The same is true of your relationships. How does that description strike you? Have I got it pretty much right? My suspicion is I do, even if you are compelled to deny it. Okay, now take a moment...more »
*“Drinking Milk is Racist and Symbol of White Privilege To Liberals Now”* "Milk is now considered to be a symbol if white privilege, according to liberal lunatics and social justice warriors. Their reasons for this will blow your mind, and no, they're not joking. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLBfx4oF4Q ◆ *Carson: *Do you have any idea how crazy you are? *Anton Chigurh*: You mean the nature of this conversation? *Carson*: I mean the nature of you. - “No Country For Old Men”
[image: venezuela-socialism-s-house-of-horrors] Socialism destroys countries’ economies: Under low doses of it, countries succumb slowly to its ravages, and high doses of socialism can cause a quick demise.
[image: obamacare-repeal-or-obamacare-2-0] This Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on a Republican bill that supposedly repeals Obamacare. However, the bill retains Obamacare’s most destructive features.
[image: trumps-great-great-wall-to-be-big-and-scary] In his address to Congress earlier this month, President Donald Trump said, “We will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border” to “restore integrity and the rule of law at our borders.” Now that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has begun issuing RFPs — requests for proposals — the wall is also going to be big and scary: “The wall design shall be physically imposing in height,” according to CBP officials.
[image: top-climate-alarm-scientist-get-rid-of-cars-coal-steel-or-its-end-of-the-world] Back to the Stone Age: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a top climate alarmist for Germany, the UN, the European Union, and the Vatican, says scientists must “take to the streets” because we are facing “the end of the world as we know it.”
Private security staff at a conference about ethnic diversity asked three politicians from Hackney if they were “there to clean”. And the implication appears to be that it was because they’re all black women. Racial profiling? Councillors Carole Williams, Sade Etti and Sophie Conway were attending an event on 10 March. It was, ironically, celebrating ethnic minorities... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
We need to talk about what just happened at the UN, because attempts to hold an oppressive government to account have just been shut down. And that is deeply worrying. The silencing of a critical report On 15 March, a newly published UN report claimed that Israel had “established an apartheid regime”. But soon afterwards, the senior […] The post We need to talk about what just... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
A *New York Post *article by Johnny Oleksienki in yesterday's paper (19 March 2017) , titled " 'Jungle diet' heart boost" tells people they live longer in Bolivia: "The secret to a stronger heart could be moving to Bolivia. Researchers have found that the Tsimane people who live in the forests of that country have the healthiest hearts in the world. According to a study in the Lancet, few Tsimane people have clogged arteries, due largely to their ancient lifestyle. Their hunting, farming and gathering practices are much the same as they were thousands of years ago. Seventy-two percen...more »
*I predict he will win.* Director Comey is being grilled today at an open hearing on the Russian active measures investigation. You can watch the dancing live below if you have absolutely nothing of any interest to do today. If you need to learn how to talk without saying anything, then watching this travesty is required. I want to make sure I completely understand what is going on: It appears that while a fat little freak in North Korea is threatening to nuke us, the libtards are trying to prove that if it wasn't for the Russians one of the most corrupt and soulless women in the...more »
A scientist who sued his employer for millions of dollars has earned two more retractions, for papers that had already been flagged by the journal. By our count, Rakesh Kumar now has five retractions and multiple corrections. Kumar sued his employer, George Washington University, for $8 million, alleging emotional distress when they put him on leave […] The post Scientist who sued university earns two more retractions, bringing total to five appeared first on Retraction Watch.
In a letter following up on prior allegations of mistreatment at Plymouth County Correctional Facility, Marty Gottesfeld describes recent suicide attempts. The post Multiple Alleged Suicide Attempts At Plymouth County Correctional Facility In Massachusetts appeared first on Shadowproof.
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - Josh Bivens explains why increased fairness would likely lead to improved overall growth for the U.S.' economy: (O)ne key driver of slow productivity growth in recent years can be fixed: the remaining shortfall between aggregate demand and the economy’s productive potential. Running the economy far below potential for a long time has led to insufficient investment to sustain rapid productivity growth. One way to close this accumulated investment gap is, of course, to simply have fiscal policymakers boost public investment. And this shoul...more »
Federal Police fighting in Old City in west Mosul (Reuters) Map of progress in Old City west Mosul. Green is liberated areas. Red is contested. Tan is under Islamic State control. Blue in right hand corner is the Tigris River. (Iraqi Day) Fighting in the Old City went back and forth. The Golden Division attacking from the west took the Nablusarea. There were renewed clashes in Bab al-Tob, which was just declared officially freedfor the second time yesterday. Cramped streets, poor weather, tough defenses by the Islamic State have all slowed down progress in the city. The immediate ...more »
*“Full Speed Ahead for Murphy’s Law”* by James Howard Kunstler “You might not know it, given all the ambient noise of the moment, but beyond the torments of news and propaganda there is still something called the nation. It’s more than just a political compact. Until not long ago it was also a culture, an agreed-upon set of values, practices, and customs that amounted to an identity: I’m an American. If you canvassed the crowd in Yankee Stadium one summer afternoon in 1947, I imagine each person would answer that way rather than saying *I’m a wounded war veteran, I’m a WASP, I’m an...more »
Meet Bobby, the loyal doggie who followed his owner’s funeral procession for 2 miles. Nothing could have stopped Bobby from saying his last goodbye to his beloved owner Earlier this month, an elderly woman passed away in Malaysia, leaving behind not only her grieving relatives, but, as it turns out, a loyal doggie named Bobby, who refused to miss her funeral and followed the whole procession for 2 miles. As the row of cars were approaching the cemetery, the woman’s great-grandson, Leong Khai Wai, noticed a pooch running alongside the procession, and, to his surprise, realized it w...more »
*BBC:* *Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week* Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. The move comes nine months after a referendum in which the UK voted to leave by a margin of 51.9% to 48.1%. An EU spokesman said it was "ready and waiting" for the letter. Under the Article 50 process, talks on the terms ...more »
We are excited to share a short video that has just been made by our friend Will Griffin (Veterans For Peace) from Georgia about Huntsville, Alabama and our upcoming Global Network annual space organizing conference. Will is an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and I’ve had the great pleasure of traveling with him to South Korea, Okinawa, India and Nepal. Last month Will made a trip to Huntsville to do some advance work for the conference and produced this video. Lately Will has been making various videos from his travels and peace work so you might want to follow him. Bruce
NEA VP, Becky Pringle, helped wrap things up and put a sweet bow on them at the 2015 International Association of K-12 Online Learning conference that outlined Silicon Valley's dystopian future for school kids. In an era when young adults are tethered to their IPhones and exhibit all the symptoms of what might be called a debilitating technological autism, Gates and his young protege, Zuckerberg, see a profitable vista opening up before them, as children become more and more dependent on technological tools that replace teaching and learning among humans. We ...more »
[image: sessions-promotes-project-exile-solution-to-gun-violence] Attorney General Sessions is promoting the reinstatement of Project Exile to combat gun violence, but some groups, including Gun Owners of America, say it is unconstitutional.
Summary Can I see anything except global greening that’s due to CO2? I can honestly say No. And anyone who says they can see any change due to CO2 is crackers. In contrast, I am now reasonably confident that Environmental … Continue reading →
Norway is now officially the happiest place on earth. And the UK could learn a thing or two from Nordic countries on how to be a happier nation. In the World Happiness Report 2017, the least happy country is the Central African Republic. The US dropped a place, now at 14th. And the UK rose four […] The post The world’s happiest country has got some important tips for the UK appeared... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
If you were out to parody the self-righteous wailings of the Primrose Hill set, you would struggle to out-do Nick Cohen’s anti-Corbyn rant in The Guardian. But instead of landing a knock-out blow to Labour, Cohen missed his target. He swung a futile haymaker, only to smack himself square in the face. Nick Cohen and […] The post Nick Cohen’s foul column proves it’s time to stop giving The Guardian our money or attention [EDITORIAL] appeared first on The Canary.
Mhairi Black has blasted the Conservative government for “making its own citizens destitute”. She made the comments during a speech at the SNP’s spring conference. She also denied reports that she plans to leave parliament, saying “I’m going nowhere until the job’s done”. A clear message Black delivered a clear message about the state of the country and... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
Ex-leader of the British National Party (BNP) Nick Griffin is planning to become a “refugee” in the EU. And he’s making the move quick smart, so he’s out of the UK before Brexit kicks in. Do as I say, not as I do The BNP is a far-right political party. And as its Facebook page […] The post Ex-BNP leader is going to become a ‘refugee’ in the EU [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Two countries have recently announced plans to learn more about research misconduct, with the goal of preventing it from happening in the first place. In Japan, the effort takes the form of a joint study group among six universities, which will interview researchers who have engaged in misconduct to discover patterns and common factors for their […] The post Japan, Taiwan taking closer look at fraud — and how to stop it appeared first on Retraction Watch.
*"The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, * *And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins…"* by Michael Snyder "Last Wednesday the temporary suspension of the debt ceiling ended, and so now the federal government is not going to be able to go into any more debt until the debt ceiling is raised. For the moment, the Trump administration can implement “emergency measures” to stay under the debt limit, but it won’t be too long before we get to a major crisis point because the federal government is quickly running out of cash. Already, the U.S. Treasury has less cash on han...more »
From Jenna Orkin How a private water company brought lead to Pittsburgh’s taps Japanese government held liable for first time for negligence in Fukushima If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here's where you should run and hide : "you should probably leave for a better shelter after roughly an hour (and maybe pick up some beers and sodas on the way: A study in the '50s found they taste fine after a blast)" Sounds even more fun than 'duck and cover.' The seemingly cozy relationship between Trump and Rodrigo Duterte has 'a lot of likely flash points' Venezuela is cracking down ...more »
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a meeting with business leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington January 23, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Washington Post:* *Inside Trump’s White House, New York moderates spark infighting and suspicion* Inside the White House, they are dismissed by their rivals as “the Democrats.” Outspoken, worldly and polished, this coterie of ascendant Manhattan business figures-turned-presidential advisers is scrambling the still-evolving power centers swirling around President Trump. Led by Gary Cohn and Dina Powell — two former...more »
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Zero Hedge:* *Visualizing The 100 Websites That Rule The Internet* There are over 1.1 billion websites on the internet, but the vast majority of all traffic actually goes to a very select list of them. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, Google.com, for example, has an astounding 28 billion visits per month. The next closest is also a Google-owned property, Youtube.com, which brings in 20.5 billion visits. Today’s infographic comes to us from Vodien, and it lists the 100 highest ranking websites in the U.S. by traffic, according to website ana...more »
*MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017Part 1—We see him and raise him one:* There are only two slogans in American politics: "Happy days are here again." Also, "It's time for a change." Last Friday night, on CNN, Carl Bernstein said it's time for a change. More specifically, he said it's time for a change in the way the press covers Donald J. Trump. Bernstein was speaking with Anderson Cooper, who definitely needs to change the way he covers Donald J. Trump. Cooper asked about Sean Spicer's latest disordered behavior as White House press spokesman. In reply, Bernstein said this: BERNSTEIN (3/...more »
A man is confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer as he prepares to cross the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi *Reuters:* *Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported - Reuters poll* Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday. A significant minority, four out of 10 respondents, said the ...more »
When David Koch was the Libertarian Party's vice presidential candidate in 1980, he and his running mate, Ed Clark, advocated the abolition of public schools, social security and taxation. They garnered one percent of the vote. Koch took the appropriate lesson from the experience. Third parties in the United States are non starters. If you seek political power, you have to capture one of the two major parties. And so, Linda McQuaig writes, Koch and his brother Charles set out to take over the Republican Party: Operating mostly behind the scenes, and driven by an abiding hatred of ...more »
*Chuck Jones speaks truth to power-- calls out the liar-in-chief* You remember Chuck Jones, the president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999 who fought to keep Carrier in Indiana long before Trump noisily inserted himself, ineffectively as it turns out, into the conflict. Last week, Jones penned an essay for *Huff Po*, How Democrats Lost Union Workers, saying the problem went well beyond the horrible choice between Trump and Hillary. "A map of Indiana," he wrote, "can show you what went wrong for the Democratic Party and what’s going wrong for the country. Not just the Carrier pl...more »
*No long-term effects of reduced class sizes* *Immediate educational outcomes of reduced class sizes are normally used to evaluate the change -- and the usual finding is of "no benefit" from smaller classes. So the paper below from Norway is a stand-out. It has much stricter criteria. It evaluates life outcomes. But the result is the same. Reduced class sizes confer no benefit on the student. Abstract only below* Long Term Impacts of Class Size in Compulsory School Edwin Leuven & Sturla A. Løkken Abstract How does class size in compulsory school affect peoples’ long run ...more »
*The yums...* I wish Annette Lu would seek a quiet retirement, someplace far from any communications apparatus. The Taipei Times ran a report of her latest zany accusations and the brilliant, far-reaching plan of the CCP.... Lu yesterday cited exiled Chinese academic Yuan Hongbing (袁紅冰) as saying that Beijing might have plotted the assassination to polarize Taiwan as part of its scheme to annex the nation. According to Yuan, former Chinese president Hu Jintao (胡錦濤) asked Xin Qi (辛旗), a Chinese People’s Liberation Army major general actively involved in civilian exchanges with Taiw...more »
*A Greenie moron* Like during the Little Ice Age when famine, pestilence and disease spread across Europe? *James Inhofe: EPA Brainwashes Children With Propaganda* Sen. James Inhofe piled on the EPA as it faces a 31 percent cut in President Donald Trump's first budget, charging on Thursday that the agency was "brainwashing" children with "propaganda." The Republican Oklahoma senator, and supporter of current Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, made the comments to anchor Poppy Harlow during an appearance on CNN's "New Day." "We are going to take all this stu...more »
Joshua Caplan at Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit is delighted to report this: *American Spring Breakers Chant “Build That Wall” In Cancun – Mexican Locals Freak!* Americans from around the country are pumped about President Trump’s plans to build a border wall with Mexico. Young people are particularly excited and have taken to letting our neighbors to the south know how we feel about the President’s immigration plan. As per The Yucatan Times: What would be a dream night for Suly and Anaximandro Amable, a newly married couple who went to Cancun for their honeymoon, became a bitter exper...more »
Tom Watson has accused the campaign group Momentum of trying to “take over” the Labour Party, by hatching a “secret plan” to take money from Unite the Union. But it would seem that if Watson wants to take £500,000 from a millionaire – raising serious questions about his political influence being “bought” – then that’s fine. […] The post Tom Watson just managed to take the word ‘hypocrite’ to a whole new level [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
A recent interview with former CIA, NSA boss and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Michael Hayden, on the United Kingdom's BBC network was asked about his opinion on the recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 revelations which spill the beans on the CIA's snooping programs. In this interview, Mr. Hayden is pretty clear about who he blames for the intelligence community leaks of the past few years. Here'swhat he had to say: Here's the transcript of the key sentences: "*There is another dynamic at work here. In order to do this kind of stuff, we have to recruit from a certain ...more »
Top, China, 2014. Bottom, US State Dept, 2017, after Tillerson visit to China. We out here have been listening to this nonsense for years... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!
*Off-topic:* I know that many ex-fans have already grown tired of *The Big Bang Theory* but I haven't and for folks like me, CBS has approved the 11th and 12th seasons of TBBT. Via syndication, the show has earned over $1 billion for Warner, I haven't been sent a penny (let alone Penny) yet. In the recent decade, the German politician elite has drifted towards the arrogant, politically correct far left corner. Recall that Angela Merkel's predecessor was the social democrat Gerhard Schröder. This 2002 parody of a famous Spanish ketchup pop song, "The Tax Song", still showed the i...more »
NOTE: Skyhorse Publishing's Tony Lyons is hosting a fundraiser for Robert Kennedy's organization, World Mercury Project on April 18th in New York City. The original date was snowed out in our wacky blizzard last week here in the Northeast. All...
NOTE: A sad story to begin the week from The Greenwich Times, Greenwich, CT. Our kids (hopefully) have a long life ahead of them, despite their autism. Try to teach them to swim. Try to get a modicum of safety...
By Anne Dachel March 19, 2017, PennLive.com: The Top 5 Letters to the Editor of the week Pa. Senate should vote no on mandatory vaccines Pennsylvania Senate Bill 217 requires mandatory vaccines for your school children. No exception. When I...
*"The Supreme Paradox"* by Robert Ardrey ․ "Man is a fraction of the animal world… We are not so unique as we should like to believe. The problem of man’s original nature imposes itself upon any human solution. Amity – as Darwin guessed but did not explore – is as much a product of evolutionary forces as contest and enmity. In the evolution of any social species including the human, natural selection places as heavy a penalty on failure in peace as failure in battle. ․ A certain justification has existed until now, in my opinion, for submission of the insurgent specialists to the cen...more »
*DISAPPOINTMENT IN AFGHANISTAN* (re-post from the Duffle Blog) Taliban operative and avid Navy SEAL fan Mansour Aminullah says he was disappointed when a raid on his house was conducted by “some pansies from the Ranger Regiment” instead of SEALs, sources confirmed today. Aminullah, who has countless books and films on the elite naval special operations forces, says being raided by a bunch of guys he had never heard of was a big let down. "The SEALs are my heroes," said Aminullah, pointing to a poster of the iconic Trident symbol displayed prominently on his wall. "Zero Dark Thirty ... more »
*"Anyone Else Seen This?"* by CP August 23rd, 2004 in Chandler, Arizona. We were watching TV at 2:30 in the afternoon when a weather alert bulletin came on, advising that a very large and violent thunderstorm was approaching our area from the north. Thinking to watch it we went outside onto the small patio, where indeed an ominous looking mass of dark gray and black clouds was coming in our direction. Where we lived in Chandler was due south of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. We'd seen planes follow landing and takeoff patterns many times, and as usual on this day a number of them c...more »
... Dr David Hamilton writes that giving and receiving kindness boosts the immune system. Frequent kind acts can reduce high blood pressure and alleviate depression. *dailymail* Dr Hamilton says: "We are all wired for kindness. "We act kindly because we know instinctively it's the right thing to do." *Some people need acts of kindness.* Dr Hamilton grew up in a small community in central Scotland where everyone helped each other. Dr Hamilton became involved in developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. But then he began to see that it was more important to teach pe...more »
In 1974-5, artist and copywriter Gordon Keirle-Smith wrote a treatment for a *trinity* of novels called *Genesis Antarctica: The Secret Origins of Humanity* and submitted it (unsuccessfully) to a publisher. *In 1962 a cache of ancient urns was discovered in Antarctica dating back tens of thousands of years. They contained writings proving our ancestral myths and lore are actually rooted in the history and culture of a pre-glacial utopian civilization...* [source AMAZON] Forty years later, the Trinity is finally published in all its 777 page glory and it's prevalent to all kinds ...more »
Trying to make something out of this is beyond idiotic and we have here no more than blanket confirmation of the shape of the Trump business system. He is and has been for a long time the premier purveyor of luxury condominiums to the wealthy wherever their money comes from. This allows him the privilege of extracting a wonderful profit many times larger than possible from you and I. Nice work if you can swing it and that is exactly what he did. Notice here he insists on quality control. He lets everyone else cut corners which lowers their standing in the market. The p...more »
[image: Image: The five biggest anti-science FAILS of the progressive Left] The fundamental truth here is this. That any institution promoting an agenda can generally buy the science they want. They can also use PR methods to suppress unpleasant truths as well as competing science. We have been fighting this tendency here for a long time. This article actually spells out the main events taking place and puts it all together in one place. This is worthwhile. We cannot stop this behavior mainly because it is mostly outside the law. Ginning up a climate study in order to plea...more »
Let me explain something. There is almost zero motive for the Russians to be hacking except for military technology. There is ample political motive for the CIA and only China when it comes to foreign players for both commercial and military advantage. China is driven for selective commercial advantage and this has been seriously damaging over the past two decades. That may now be abating because the playing field is a lot leveler. For Russia to deploy assets on a political agenda makes scant sense, not least because it is almost certain to backfire. No one stays bought ...more »
As i have posted, my cloud cosmology posits a particle of creation for lack of a better idea that is foundational to the creation of the universe and is also produced continuously everywhere. It is so small though that its effect is short range. Yet it has the strongest gravitational effect compared to larger particles. More relevant however is that when we do step up to electron scale we have a structured fluid that is not compressible. It is also effectively neutral in terms of charge. At least one model implies this and simulation could produce interesting variatio... more »
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Zero Hedge:* *America First? 200,000 Troops Deployed To 177 Nations* There was no shortage of cuts proposed in Trump’s budget for 2018, which was released earlier this week. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, one of the few departments that did not receive a haircut was the Department of Defense. If the proposed budget ultimately passes in Congress, the DoD would be allocated an extra $54 billion in federal funding – a 10% increase that would be one of the largest one-year defense budget increases in American History. To put the p...more »
Published on Mar 19, 2017 This is Part 1 of 2: Dr. Bill Andrews joins the program to discuss his latest research. He gives a bombshell history making announcement that will forever change the world! Listen to both episodes to understand his work and to learn about the World Changing announcement. Part 2 coming soon! end
Intel Chair: “No Collusion Between Trump and Russia… Leak Is The Only Crime” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Just as was predicted, based on the expectations management being undertaken by high-ranking Democrats, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes confirmed on Sunday that he’s seen no evidence of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. – As […]
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency! Published on Jan 28, 2015 A 36-year veteran of America’s Intelligence Community, William Binney resigned from his position as Director for Global Communications Intelligence (COMINT) at the National Security Agency (NSA) and blew the whistle, after discovering that his efforts to protect the […]
"The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think, the way they see themselves, the way they see the world, you can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create." - Chuck Palahniuk
"The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured- disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui- in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And all the while a...more »
*Politico*: *Feinstein on potential for Trump ouster: 'I think he's gonna get himself out'* Sen. Dianne Feinstein seemed to indicate Friday that she expects President Donald Trump may disqualify himself from office over potential constitutional breaches and conflicts of interest. Surrounded by a group of mostly liberal protesters outside a Los Angeles fundraiser, Feinstein fielded a slew of questions on her feelings about what the left has alleged are Trump's constitutional breaches, including one activist's recitation of Trump's potential conflicts of interest -- from profiting ...more »
*March 20, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Israel has played an increasingly provocative role in the destructive conflict unfolding within and along Syria's borders since 2011. To many observers, it appears Israeli policy borders between opportunistic and unilateral aggression. In reality, Israel's role in the Syrian conflict fits a much larger and long-term pattern with Anglo-American plans not only for Syria but for the entire region. A more recent row between Israel and Syria was the reported incursion of Israeli warplanes into Syrian airspace, including attacks near the eastern...more »
*WNU Editor*: Trump is a "bullshitter". "Pathological liar". Should not criticise the courts and media who criticise him. etc. etc. etc... This is what now passes for commentary and analysis on CNN today.
------------------------------ *Wilkerson: Trump's Proposed $54 Billion Increase in the Military Budget Not for National Security* *Adversarial Relationship With Russia Result of Decades of US Provocation* Col. Lawrence Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that from the expansion of NATO to the Western-led plundering of the former USSR, the US has given Russia enough reason to feel threatened. https://youtu.be/XXnZH2PB_AA *Published on Feb 27, 2017* Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of t...more »
*"The Deep State's Doomsday Bug"* by Bill Bonner "My contact- a former CIA Director- died mysteriously, just after revealing a powerful network of insiders who pull America’s strings. This is my attempt to expose what they’ve done… and why It cannot be stopped. On May 6, 1996, a body was found floating face down in the shallow water of the Chesapeake Bay. It was the body of a former CIA director, a man who used to consult for me. The Charles County, Maryland police department logged it as an accidental drowning. But many of us suspect otherwise. The surprising truth behind this mys...more »
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." - Jack London
Following on from Terry Cardwell's post *THE COMING POWER CRISIS* (link) Snowy Hydro Electric SchemeImage: modernmarvels *Terry Cardwell* The Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme is the greatest power scheme in Australia but it is limited by the availability of water. For that reason, we must use it at the most necessary times such as peak loads or emergencies. Without the Snowy Hydro ‘topup’ they would have to build more thermal or gas turbine generators to cover the peaks and more important the spinning reserve. The Snowy power allows more flexibility and the generators can be run up, ...more »
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry. A sweeping Supreme Court victory for pro-choice advocates last summer was quickly overrun by worries brought on by the election of Donald Trump and the announcement of his proposed Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Those concerned about women’s reproductive rights might wonder whether an overruling of Roe v. Wade is on the horizon, now that President Trump’s nominee looks to be all but ...more »
“I actually don’t remember when I was first harassed on the street, but I do remember when I first experienced it as an abusive act: I was an adolescent traveling with my mom in a crowded underground wagon, where men could easily touch women without anyone noticing and with little possibility to prevent it.” This was the experience of Lucía Vázquez, a researcher in Mexico City, Mexico. Unfortunately, her story is not unique. According to a multi-country poll by YouGov, Mexico City ranks first among 16 international cities surveyed for physical and verbal harassment on public tran...more »
Regina Montoya is a successful attorney, chairwoman of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' Taskforce on Poverty and senior vice president and general counsel of Dallas' Children's Medical Center. In 2000. In 2000 she ran against Pete Sessions, who beat her 100,510 (54.0%) to 82,685 (44.4%). She was able to nearly match his $1,986,465 fundraising haul (with $1,642,494). Things have changed in TX-32 (North Dallas from Uptown, Highland Park and University Park, up to Richardson and Garland to the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard). Even though the Republican legislature recently gerrymandere...more »
Tor's improvements can help users stay private and anonymous online. Anonymous online via shutterstock.com In the coming months, the Seattle-based nonprofit The Tor Project will be making some changes to improve how the Tor network protects users’ privacy and security. The free network lets users browse the internet anonymously. For example, using Tor can reduce the risk of being identified when dissidents speak out against their governments, whistleblowers communicate with journalists and victims of domestic abuse seek help. In its most common, and best-known, function, a person us...more »
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *The Hill*:* Poll: Trump job approval hits new low* President Trump's job approval rating has dropped to a new low of 37 percent, according to the latest Gallup tracking poll. Only 37 percent of respondents approve of the job the president is doing, compared to 58 percent who disapprove. The daily results are based on interviews with about 1,500 adults. The margin of error is 3 percent. The drop comes as Republicans pitch the GOP healthcare plan, seeking to rally members behind their proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare. *Read more *.... *WNU Edit...more »
*The Hill*: *Suspense builds over FBI director hearing* FBI Director James Comey's appearance Monday before the House committee investigating Russian interference in the election could put to the test a fragile truce between the panel's top Republican and Democrat. Comey and National Security Agency (NSA) head Adm. Michael Rogers are slated to testify in the House Intelligence Committee's first open hearing in the probe — a hotly-anticipated panel that is expected to quickly divide members by party. While it's unclear how much the pair will be able to discuss openly, lawmakers...more »
*FOX News:* *House intel committee chairman: 'There never was' Trump tower wiretap* The chairman of the House intelligence committee told "Fox News Sunday" that phones at President Donald Trump's campaign headquarters in midtown Manhattan were never tapped during last year's election campaign, contrary to Trump's earlier, unsubstantiated assertion. "Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, there never was," Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said. "The information we received Friday continues to lead us in that direction." Nunes added: "There was no FISA warrant I am aware of to...more »
*Reuters:** Iraqi forces close on Mosul mosque as strike kills foreign militants* Iraqi army helicopters strafed and rocketed Islamic State positions inside Mosul's Old City on Sunday as ground troops fought fierce street battles to close in on the strategic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque. An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition backing Iraq forces in their campaign to retake Mosul also killed six foreign militant commanders in the west, including a Russian who was a senior Islamic State leader, Iraq's defense ministry said. Federal Police troops on Sunday advanced past the train st...more »
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: The recent nor’easter (blizzard to some) here in New England reminded me that I better get moving on a post here about the 300th anniversary of what was likely the deepest snow cover in these parts in the past 400 years or so, and probably a lot longer.…
*Reuters:* *Syrian forces and rebels fight fierce clashes in northeast Damascus* Syrian rebels launched a major offensive on Sunday that brought them close to the heart of the Old City of Damascus, and government forces responded with intense bombardments of rebel-held areas. The escalation, reported by witnesses, state TV, rebel sources, and a monitoring group, marked a bid by the rebels to relieve army pressure on besieged areas they control to the east of the capital. Moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA) and jihadist groups were both involved in the assault on the districts of Jo...more »
*The Independent:* *Israel threatens to destroy Syria's air defence systems 'without the slightest hesitation'* *Syria fired three missiles at Israeli warplanes as they struck several targets in the most serious military exchange between the two hostile neighbours* Israel's defence minister has threatened to destroy Syria's air defence systems if they are used to target Israeli fighter jets again. The Israeli military said it shot down one of several anti-aircraft rockets fired at its warplanes by Syria last week in the most serious military exchange between the two hostile neigh...more »
Published on Mar 17, 2017 Four Israeli jets have breached Syrian territory and have attacked an area near the newly-liberated ancient city of Palmyra. Damascus says it shot down one of the jets as Tel Aviv has denied that any planes had been destroyed. However the main question that is being overlooked is what gives […]
Trump Honors Andrew Jackson, Rosie the Riveter in Weekly Address by JEFF POOR, http://www.breitbart.com/ In his weekly address posted Saturday, President Donald Trump commemorated Andrew Jackson, the country’s seventh president, and Rosie the Riveter, the icon representing women that worked in manufacturing during World War II. Trump called on Americans to unite and find the “soul of […]
Published on Mar 19, 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! – […]
Published on Mar 17, 2017 Fake News CNN falsely claims that Sean Hannity pulled a gun on liberal commentator Juan Williams after a debate segment. Here’s what really happened. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end
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