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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

21 March - Blogs I'm Following

11:40 pm MDT

Why The Ban On Electronics From Flights From Certain Countries In North Africa And The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
A security official looks at a screen displaying X-ray screened parcels in Turkish Post's (PTT) postal logistic centre at the Ataturk International airport in Istanbul, Turkey on November 6, 2010. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo *Jana Winter and Clive Irving, Daily Beast:* *U.S. Raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen Led to Laptop Ban on Flights, Officials Say* *Intel sources fear terrorist can make bombs as small as computer batteries, provoking the ban on carry-on electronics at sensitive foreign airports.* Three intelligence sources told The Daily Beast that the ban on carry-on electronics ... more »

X22 Report, “The Market Chaos Has Begun & Will Continue As We Push Towards the Economic Crisis”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 31 minutes ago
X22 Report, “The Market Chaos Has Begun & Will Continue As We Push Towards the Economic Crisis” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=264eYdECbgs

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 32 minutes ago
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains the absurdity of the demand by a North Carolina government scientist to reduce the allowable limit of chromium 6 from 100 parts per billion to 70 parts per trillion. The clear intent, he says, is not public health but the shutdown of all coal mining operations (and coal use) in the state and nation. Should his ego be satisfied, the real harm of his folly would be that citizens and institutions alike would be paying double for electricity -- almost impossible for poor families and a major burden on, for example, nonprofit hospitals.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 48 minutes ago
An Iraqi Air Force helicopter fires missiles against Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal *WNU Editor:* The above photo is from the following photo gallery .... *Iraqi forces edge further into Mosul* (Reuters).

Climate “Science” on Trial; Only One Side Can Win

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
Great news for the field of climate “science.” Finally, a hypothesis will be tested. Climate alarmists have claimed that 100% of the warming over the past century is due to human causes. Additionally, according to the climate “experts,” 100% of the rise in CO2 is also due to man. In summary, we know that the … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Only One Side Can Win"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Did Cosmic Rays End the CA Drought?

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
Talk to any climate “scientist” before the recent California flooding, and they would have described an endless drought being caused by man made CO2. California Drought Is Made Worse by Global Warming, Scientists Say California to experience endless drought Parched: California Braces for Drought Without End in Sight Like the recent election, the “experts” and … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Did Cosmic Rays End the CA Drought?"

Climate “Science” on Trial; The Moment of Truth

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
While climate alarmists focus on computer models, anecdotal evidence and “consensus,” real sciences rely on empirical data, hypothesis testing and the scientific method. Real climate scientists claim that natural phenomenon can explain the majority of the observations that climate alarmists attribute to CO2. Recent events have established the conditions where at least two hypothesis will be tested. The … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; The Moment of Truth"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Useful Idiots Don’t Rely on Facts

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
Few issues prove Hillary’s comment more than climate change. Climate “science” is a computer model based, it doesn’t rely upon empirical evidence and experimentation. The “leaders” is the field of climate “science” literally “adjust” the data to make the laughable climate models produce the desired results. No real scientist takes the claims from the climate “science” … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Useful Idiots Don’t Rely on Facts"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Climate McCartyism

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
If you have ever wondered how you can reach a 97% “consensus” on something as infinitely complex as and climate, even though the “experts” can’t even come close to modeling it, one needs to look no further than Middlebury University…or the Dark Ages. It is easy to reach a “consensus” when all opposing voices are … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Climate McCartyism"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Germany Builds Wind Farms While NATO Burns

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
One of the most outrageous examples of how climate “science” totally distorts national priorities and misallocates resources is how Germany is spending an absolute fortune on fighting climate change while failing to meet their NATO obligations of spending 2% of their GDP on defense. How much does Germany spend on climate finance? Germany increased its climate finance … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Germany Builds Wind Farms While NATO Burns"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Temperature Records Don’t Support NASA GISS

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
One of the oddest aspects of climate “science” is that NASA, the organization that put a man on the moon, ignores its state of the art Satellite and balloon data, and instead relies upon archaic terrestrial ground measurements. Part of the NASA climate “science” community actually ignore the infinitely more accurate data from their satellites. The reason … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Temperature Records Don’t Support NASA GISS"

Climate “Science” on Trial; A Weaponized Generation

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
“In order to do this kind of stuff, we have to recruit from a certain demographic,” he said in reference to government surveillance. “And I don’t mean to judge them at all, but this group of millennials and related groups simply have different understandings of the words loyalty, secrecy, and transparency than certainly my generation … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; A Weaponized Generation"

Climate “Science” on Trial; The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Pieces

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
The nice thing about this field of climate “science” is that so much had been published before the focus changed from understanding the climate to looting the energy sector through the guise of CO2 caused catastrophic global warming. This has forced the climate alarmist to go back and rewrite not only the data history but also the … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Pieces"

Climate “Science” on Trial; Snowflakes are Staffing the EPA

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 59 minutes ago
No wonder the EPA fears global warming, it is staffed by a flurry of snowflakes. Further global warming threatens to melt the entire staff at the EPA. Fighting global warming is literally a life-or-death struggle for the staff at the EPA. My advice to President Trump would be to turn up the thermostat and make those … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Snowflakes are Staffing the EPA"

Syrian UN Ambassador: Russia Told Israel That Its Freedom To Act Over Syria Is Over

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin receives a letter of credence from Israeli ambassador to Russia Gary Koren during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool *Haaretz*: *Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over* Ambassador Bashar Jaafari says Syrian use of anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli fighter jets also sends another message to Jerusalem. Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’... more »

I Bet The Senate Never Votes On TrumpCare-- At Least Not This Version The House Takes Up On Thursday

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Ted Cruz thought he was going to be president last year-- he really did. And except that he got rolled by a Times Square clown with a jacket filled with fake Rolexes, he nearly won his party's nomination. I guess he came in second. Now he really doesn't want to be the first Texas Republican to lose a reelection bid to a Democrat since James Flanagan *may* have been beaten by Samuel Maxey, formerly a Confederate Brigadier General, in 1875. So... with El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke breathing down his neck, Cruz has announced he isn't voting for the extremely unpopular Trumpcare bi... more »

‘US Democrats and Neocons Need Some Anti-Psychotic Medication Over Trump'

RT at 2 hours ago
[image: undefined] Washington insiders are attempting to undermine the presidency by having a continual investigation, and it’s unbelievably irresponsible, Daniel McAdams, executive director at Ron Paul Institute told RT. FBI Director James Comey has admitted the agency is investigating suspected collusion between President Trump and Russia, something which had not been publicly confirmed until now. Comey and other intelligence chiefs testified before Congress on Monday about claims Russia meddled in last year's US presidential election. Asked whether alleged Russian influence chan... more »

U.S. To Present Plan To Allies On Defeating The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Newsweek*: *68 Nations Involved in Fighting ISIS Gather to Hear Trump Plan* The coalition of 68 nations supporting the U.S. in the war against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, were scheduled to gather Wednesday in Washington to hear President Donald Trump's strategy for defeating the jihadists in the Middle East. Shortly after taking office in late January, Trump signed a presidential memorandum compelling defense officials to come up with a plan to battle ISIS within 30 days, and the Pentagon reportedly delivered a draft last month. No s... more »

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 2 hours ago
Surrounded cats.

The social cost of carbon (SCC) regulations

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 2 hours ago
By Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte, and Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen agree. The UN Development Program also calls […]

Syrian War News Updates -- March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *A rebel push on Damascus shows that Syria’s war is far from over* BEIRUT — An unexpected rebel push on Damascus has brought Syria’s civil war to the heart of its capital for the first time in years, spreading panic among residents and serving as a reminder that the conflict is far from over. Streets emptied and many shops and schools were closed for a third day Tuesday as battles raged on the eastern edge of the city, where the rebels launched their surprise assault over the weekend. Mortar shells crashed into residential neighborhoods, jets streaked overhead,... more »

Trump Lays Waste To Globalism To Fired Up Crowd: Louisville Rally

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
“Globalism” is a euphemism for the process towards a fascist One World Government, the endtimes empire of the Anti-Christ. end

They Thought She was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip from Sex Trafficking Victim

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
They Thought She was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip from Sex Trafficking Victim by Daniel Lang of The Daily Sheeple If someone walks into a hospital and claims that they’re being tracked, and that they need to have a tracking device removed, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re going to be sent to a mental […]

Gingrich: Comey Was Pathetic, A Good Political Hatchet Job For The Democrats

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Gingrich: Comey Was Pathetic, A Good Political Hatchet Job For The Democrats by Rick Wells, http://rickwells.us/ Newt Gingrich joined Martha MacCallum for a review of the day’s events in regard to the House Intelligence Committee hearings and the testimony of FBI Director James Comey in particular. He leads off by saying, “It’s disturbing to look at the […]

‘Bias’ & ‘Pessimistic’: 70 MPs Slam BBC for ‘Anti-Brexit’ Coverage

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Practically all the western MSM are Illuminist owned/controlled. Published on Mar 21, 2017 More than 70 British MPs are accusing the BBC of anti-Brexit bias, in its coverage of the country’s decision to quit the EU. They’ve signed an open letter saying ‘Leave’ supporters didn’t get as much airtime in the aftermath of the referendum. […]

9/11 Victims’ Families File Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
9/11 was an inside job, planned by the western Illuminati and executed via the CIA and Mossad. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. The Saudis are the lower level minions in the Illuminati’s hierarchy. – There are NO evidence of Afghanistan and Iraq involvement in 9/11. Why did America invaded and attacked both these […]

Newt Rips into Comey, Calls Today’s Testimony ‘Pathetic’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Newt Rips into Comey, Calls Today’s Testimony ‘Pathetic’ by The Real Fly, http://www.zerohedge.com We all knew the shills at the FBI were ‘investigating’ Russian phantoms, hoping to find more nothing. If we learned anything at all from today’s morose testimony by James Comey it is that he’s unwilling to confirm investigations were underway, or even […]

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘You Are My Enemy’ By ANOHNI

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 3 hours ago
There are few musicians creating bold and impassioned music that goes to the root of global problems among humanity. ANOHNI is one of those artists. Her 2016 album, “Hopelessness,” explored destruction of the planet, warfare, and the surveillance state. She used direct and specific language as she grappled with these The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘You Are My Enemy’ By ANOHNI appeared first on Shadowproof.

Russia, an alleged coup and Montenegro's bid for NATO membership

Vesko Garcevic, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Boston University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Testifying before a congressional committee, FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that his agency is investigating links between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. While this investigation continues, Americans should be reminded of the signs of Russian interference in democratic processes outside the U.S. – specifically, in the Balkans. Small but strategic Recently, British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed concern over Moscow’s apparent involvement in an attempted coup in my home country. From 2010 to 2015, I was the ambassador to NATO from Montenegro, a young democrac... more »

Children understand far more about other minds than long believed

Henrike Moll, Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Don't underestimate what I get about the world around me. Baby image via www.shutterstock.com. Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, who is credited with founding the scientific study of children’s thinking, was convinced that preschool children cannot consider what goes on in the minds of others. Jean Piaget had many insights, but sold kids short in some ways. Michiganensian The interviews and experiments he conducted with kids in the middle of the 20th century ... more »

Video games encourage Indigenous cultural expression

Elizabeth LaPensée, Assistant Professor of Media and Information and Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, Michigan State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Indigenous games like 'Honour Water' can teach Indigenous values and ceremonial practices. Honour Water/Elizabeth LaPensée, CC BY-ND Video games are robust forms of creative expression merging design, code, art and sound. Unfortunately, many games misrepresent or appropriate from Indigenous communities by falling back on stereotypes or including cultural content without involving Indigenous people in the development process. But done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people (meaning First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Native American, Maori, Ab... more »

Microwave Towers & Faster Downloads: The Hidden Health Impact of Wireless Communications

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Benjamin Nowland* - Are we playing God with the electromagnetic environment? The post Microwave Towers & Faster Downloads: The Hidden Health Impact of Wireless Communications appeared first on Waking Times.

US B-52 Destroys Hotel Used By The Islamic State As Their HQ In Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Drive: **Watch a B-52 Obliterate This Massive ISIS Held Hotel In Mosul* It was one of Mosul's nicest and largest hotels before becoming an ISIS stronghold. As the fight for Mosul enters its final and likely bloodiest stage, coalition airpower is stacked high above the city delivering precision air support. The hardest hitting weapon in the coalition's forward-deployed arsenal is the B-52H Stratofortress, which, like the B-1Bs before them, have provided a massive weapons magazine in the sky that can orbit for hours on end and provide precision attacks as well as limited surv... more »

Looks Like Renacci Will Be The Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate For The Trump Party-- At Least For Now

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Rep. Jim Renacci (R), backstage, shakes hands with some old rocker from the past* John Kasich will be termed out as Ohio governor next year. It looks like 4 well-known Republicans-- ex-Senator Mike DeWine, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Secretary of State Jon Husted and, as of yesterday, Congressman Jim Renacci-- and an unknown number of Democrats-- from ex-Congressmembers Betty Sutton and Dennis Kucinich, ex-state Rep. Connie Pillich, Columbus ex-Mayor Michael Coleman and ex-state Sen. Nina Turner to CFPB Director Richard Cordray, state Senate minority leader Joe Schiavoni. Judges Bill O'... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City of Mosul -- News Updates March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CBS*:* ISIS battles U.S.-backed troops to vicious standoff in Mosul* MOSUL -- We witnessed first-hand just how vicious a street battle the fight for western Mosul has become. Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out from every direction. It was hard to know where to take cover. Iraqi soldiers dashed across the street, dodging fire from an ISIS sniper. A mortar exploded behind us. This is what the fight to recapture the Old City of Iraq’s second-largest metropolis has become and, right now, it’s clear ISIS still has the upper hand. Iraqi forces’ armored vehicles can’t get through ... more »

Did Mike Huckabee’s Son Kill a Dog?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
The son of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee once killed a dog at Boy Scout camp, but the circumstances surrounding the act are unclear.

Is Sending Cash by U.S. Mail Illegal?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Sending cash via the U.S. Postal Service may not be advisable, but no law prohibits that activity.

Martin McGuinness' IRA past in Derry per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
The BBC have acknowledged Martin McGuinness's terrorist past, but it's hidden away in this piece http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39341862 Here's an extract from that report to give you a flavour of the sort of man he was: . 'However, several well-placed security sources agree that Martin McGuinness would have had advanced knowledge of virtually every Provisional IRA attack in his home city of Derry after he was appointed chief of staff. "The bottom line is that nothing happened in Derry without Martin knowing about it," says one. "He wouldn't have been involved in ... more »

'Brave Nazis' Shell Kindergarten in Eastern Ukraine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Those 'brave' western Ukrainian Nazis (armed, funded and trained by US-NATO) continue with their shelling of their fellow citizens in eastern Ukraine. The training base in western Ukraine has rotating US Army Special Forces soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado there teaching the Nazis the 'fine art' of warfare. I know this to be true for two reasons: first I've seen the base in operation on video which you can watch *here*. Secondly, I have a friend whose son is stationed at Fort Carson in the Army Special Forces and at this moment he is at this training base in western Ukraine.... more »

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Parts 1-8, interviewed by Chris Hedges

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
Dandelion Salad Posted previously Oct 22, 2014 Journalist Chris Hedges interviews political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, who says democracy cannot exist without continuous opposition and vigilance on the part of the citizenry. [All 8 Parts of the interview in one video] Peter Shev on Nov 20, 2014 Transcripts from the archives: Richard D. Wolff: What is […]

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Dado Ruvic / Reuters *Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic*: *How the Rise of Electronics Has Made Smuggling Bombs Easier* New restrictions on flights from the Middle East reflect how just about anything with power can be turned into an explosive. Last February, a Somali man boarded a Daallo Airlines flight in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Twenty minutes after the flight took off, the unassuming laptop in his carry-on bag detonated, blowing a hole in the side of the plane. The bomber was killed, and two others were injured. But if the aircraft had reached cruising altitude, an expert told ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “In Un'Altra Vita”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “In Un'Altra Vita” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pzRtVSCPsU

World News Briefs -- March 21, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights* The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are not affected. The British ban, announced hours after the American measure, is similar but applies to different airlines. Downing Street said airline passengers on 14 carriers would not be ab... more »

How Much Is An Afghan Life Worth?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
An Afghan man inspects a house destroyed during an air strike called in to protect Afghan and U.S. forces during a raid on suspected Taliban militants, in Kunduz, November 2016. REUTERS/Nasir Wakif *Idrees Ali, Reuters*: *How much is an Afghan life worth? That depends* In March 2014, the U.S. military paid an Afghan man just over $1,000 to compensate for killing his civilian son in an operation near the border with Iran, according to U.S. military records released to Reuters. Six months later, another Afghan father was given $10,000 by the U.S. military after his child, also a civ... more »

What Are President Trump's Options On Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
President Donald Trump tours the pre-commissioned U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding facilities in Newport News, Virginia, March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *James Bennett, ABC News Online*:* Donald Trump has three choices in Afghanistan: stalemate, failure, or sending in more troops* The continuing, if forgotten, war in Afghanistan is the United States' longest-ever conflict. But President Donald Trump has vowed to end "nation-building", raising expectations of withdrawal. The alternatives? Stalemate, or more troops. Las... more »

China And Russia Find Common Ground In Opposing The Deployment Of Anti-Missile Systems To Japan And South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The Kremlin's anxiety over the deployment of U.S. antiballistic missile (ABM) technology worldwide has grown to include the Asia-Pacific as the United States completes its export of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to South Korea. (RALPH SCOTT/Missile Defense Agency/U.S. Department of Defense) *Stratfor*: *In Japan, Russia and China Find Common Ground* For the first time in three years, Russia and Japan have revived an avenue of negotiation that had stalled in the face of enduring tension between the two nations. Foreign and defense ministers from both countries met i... more »

Syria: From Hot War to Frozen Conflict

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Frozen Conflict* I*n international relations, a frozen conflict is a situation in which active armed conflict has been brought to an end, but no peace treaty or other political framework resolves the conflict to the satisfaction of the combatants. Therefore, legally the conflict can start again at any moment, creating an environment of insecurity and instability.* *There is much talk about the war on Syria ending. I guess it’s all about how ending is defined?* The war on Iraq never ended after the ‘90 invasion. Though we were supposed to believe the '03 war was a new war, it was ... more »

How Showing Compassion for Animals Can Improve Personal Well-Being

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Compassion beyond the human race is an expression of our highest selves. The post How Showing Compassion for Animals Can Improve Personal Well-Being appeared first on Waking Times.

Does Roger Stone Have a Tattoo of Richard Nixon on His Back?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A photograph showing American political consultant and conspiracy theory spreader Roger Stone with an unusual tattoo on his back is real.

IJR Staffers Suspended for Promoting Obama Conspiracy Theory

David Emery at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Independent Journal Review suspended three staff members, including chief content officer Benny Johnson, for suggesting that Obama may have interfered in a Hawaii judge's ruling on the Trump travel ban.

Obama Orders Life-Sized Bronze Statue of Himself to Be Permanently Installed in White House?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Reports about President Obama's placement of a hubristic statue in the Oval Office are fake news.

An important trade event takes place, but its target audience is banned from attending

Emily Apple at The Canary - 7 hours ago
Between 16 and 18 March 2017, the African Global Economic and Development Summit took place in California. And this year, the trade show had a focus on “clean energy, climate change and poverty reduction”. But there was one small problem. No African citizens were able to attend, as the US rejected every single one of their visa […] The post An important trade event takes place, but its target audience is banned from attending appeared first on The Canary.

US sport star sets a powerful example for all other athletes to follow [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 7 hours ago
American football player Michael Bennett has been making headlines recently. But not because of his sporting achievements. Instead, he’s been setting a powerful and positive example for all other sport stars to follow. Support for minority communities in the US On 9 March, Bennett announced his plans to donate all his endorsement earnings in 2017 to charity. He […] The post US sport star sets a powerful example for all other athletes to follow [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

George Osborne gives his 5 top tips for making politics pay

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 7 hours ago
George Osborne has shown himself to be a real whizz at making politics pay. Primarily by having multiple jobs. Some of which he even carries out. But what tips does Osborne have for aspiring political vultures like himself? Off The Perch caught up with him to find out. Top tips Osborne told us: Don’t worry […] The post George Osborne gives his 5 top tips for making politics pay appeared first on The Canary.

Major Investor Dutch bank ING to divest from the loan that financed the Dakota Access Pipeline.

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
“We are heartened that ING has made the conscience decision to remove itself from a project that tramples on the rights of sovereign nations,” the Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman. The financial giant is the first of a group of 17 banks to divest from the loan that financed the pipeline as the embattled project is set to begin transporting oil The financial giant ING has sold its stake in the $2.5bn loan financing the Dakota Access pipeline, the latest victory for the anti-pipeline divestment campaign that comes as the project is set to begin transporting oil. The Dutch banking... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. *Click image for larger size.* The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple galaxy collision, its powe... more »

"Perhaps One Day..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “Surrounded By A Sleep”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Surrounded By A Sleep”* by Chet Raymo "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a Heaven in a wild flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour." - William Blake “In an interview in the Sunday Times, the Irish novelist John Banville reflected on mortality: "All that will be left is a name. But we'll have been here, and we'll have seen these extraordinary things that we see. And that, in some peculiar way, can't be erased. This is the only reason to try to make a work of art: to say that there was a man once here, and this is how he saw this amazingly beaut... more »

The Collapse of the Labour Right

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
In calling out Jon Lansman and Momentum *publicly* for the temerity of, you know, organising, Tom Watson has made a fool of himself. Worse than that, in attacking a muted alliance between Momentum and Unite he has gone so far as to suggest there is something *improper* about unions seeking to maximise their influence in the Labour Party. It's only a hop, skip and a jump away from questioning the legitimacy of trade unions acting politically at all, and that's a very dangerous game. Understandably, Len McCluskey has replied in his inimitable style and the war of words continue via s... more »

Will climate alarmism abate as disaster fails to materialize?

Larry Bell at CFACT - 7 hours ago
CFACT advisor Larry Bell asks the rhetorical question -- Will the climate fanatics tone down their rhetoric given the lack of evidence of climate catastrophe? Indeed, though nearly every single fear-filled prediction of theirs has failed to occur, they will not be shamed into silence as long as the worldwide "science" community enjoys the financial benefits of parroting the party line.

A serious climate opportunity

CFACT at CFACT - 7 hours ago
Greg Walcher, a former secretary of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, argues that forests provide the world’s greatest resource for cleaning CO2 out of the atmosphere. Rotting and fires themselves emit greenhouse gases, but atmospheric CO2 makes all plants grow faster and better and with improved tolerance to drought. Thus, it is vital that the U.S. must reverse policies that oppose logging, tree thinning, and other management necessary for healthy forests.

Financial Stability Board climate deceit

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 7 hours ago
CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen explains the dangers to the U.S. economy from the wholly unaccountable Financial Stability Board, created by the Obama Administration to help pressure groups with a political/financial stake in the outcome to identify, target, stigmatize, harass, and intimidate any entities that they deem are too involved in fossil fuels or insufficiently invested in renewable energy and sustainable businesses.

Shadowy Unmarked S-92 SuperHawk Reemerges in Middle East Hot Spot

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Bookmarked this the other day..* *The Warzone* *Who is flying this helicopter? For what reason? * Grey Unmarked S-92 Superhawk Spotted in Northern Syria *A gray, unmarked S-92 Superhawk with military modifications, including what appears to be elaborate communications and self defensive suites, as well as a rescue hoist among other add-ons, was spotted last week in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.* *Very similar, if not identical Superhawks were also spotted at America's Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti roughly 20 months ago*. It remains unclear who these aircraft belong to,... more »

The Dawn of Killer Robots

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Amid Talk of Huge Funding Cuts, Ex-UN Staffer Calls for Amexit

Alex Newman at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: amid-talk-of-huge-funding-cuts-ex-un-staffer-calls-for-amexit] President Donald Trump's effort to slash U.S. tax funding for the United Nations by at least half does not go nearly far enough, according to a former UN staffer who saw the horror show that is the UN, up close and personal. Instead, the ex-UN official argued, the United States must withdraw completely from the dangerous, scandal-plagued global body that threatens human rights, human life, and even “the well-being of the world.” Anything less will leave Americans as accomplices to the atrocities. The reason fo... more »

Tomi Lahren Suspended From Blaze for “Pro-Choice” Statement

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: tomi-lahren-suspended-from-blaze-for-pro-choice-statement] *Blaze* TV commentator Tomi Lahren thinks the legalization of abortion on demand is a limited government, constitutional position.

DHS Issues Report Listing Jurisdictions Failing to Cooperate With ICE Detainers

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: dhs-issues-report-listing-jurisdictions-failing-to-cooperate-with-ice-detainers] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its first “Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” which names jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with ICE detainers.

Should Planned Parenthood Receive Taxpayer Funds?

Brian Farmer at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: should-planned-parenthood-receive-taxpayer-funds] Since Planned Parenthood has enormous profits, spends millions on lobbying, mainly provides abortions, and is a small player in women’s care, shouldn’t its subsidies be cut?

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 4, interviewed by Chris Hedges

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 7 hours ago
Dandelion Salad TheRealNews on Oct 27, 2014 Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin discuss the concept of “inverted totalitarianism” and its relevance for understanding contemporary politics. * Transcript see Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 1, interviewed by Chris Hedges Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Parts 2-3, interviewed by Chris Hedges […]

Israel's Multi-Layer Missile Defense System Will Be Fully Operational Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A test of the David's Sling missile defense system (Defense Ministry) *Jerusalem Post*: *David's Sling air defense shield to be fully operational in Israel in early April* Missile-defense system completes comprehensive protective umbrella against aerial threats. As tensions mount between Israel and its neighbors, the country’s David's Sling missile defense system will be operationally ready in the next two weeks. “In the next few weeks we will finish a long process of testing a new weapons system that will join the air force,” said Lt.-Col. Kobi Regev, the David’s Sling battalion... more »

“Coffee with Scott Adams: Wiretapping, Trump, and Comey”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Coffee with Scott Adams: Trump, Comey and Wiretapping"* by Scott Adams “FBI Director Comey says there is no evidence of President Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the campaign. So why did President Trump say it happened? I give you my opinion in this video. (My face is black & white intentionally. Sort of.)” - http://blog.dilbert.com/

FBI Investigating Conservative Websites Breitbart News, InfoWars, And Others

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*McClatchy News*: *FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at Breitbart, InfoWars news sites* WASHINGTON: Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessma... more »

As the Media Focuses on Russia, Govt’s Own Data Shows US Interfered in 81 Elections

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: elections]While the US spin machine hurls accusations about Russian election meddling, it's worth nothing the US is a seasoned pro at interfering in elections.

Bill Would Allow Drs to Lie to Women About Fetal Birth Defects to Prevent Abortions

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: abortions]The Texas State senate just passed a bill that allows doctors to legally lie to women about potential birth defects to prevent them from having abortions.

Trump Regime Unravelling Some More-- He's Now Officially A Liar. Traitor Next?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Yesterday was another disaster for Team Trump, first and foremost in the House Intelligence Committee, which publicly questioned FBI Director Jim Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers. From the very outset the main takeaways were going to be that Trump and his campaign *are* being investigated by counter-intelligence for what can only be regarded as treason if it pans out-- connivance with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election *and* that Trump has lied about Obama wire tapping him. Republicans on the committee immediately went into panic mode and circled the wagons trying desper... more »

killer robots will not be given ethics

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
If you program a robot with ethics it will ultimately view killing as wrong and all war as unethical. Therefore the military will never endow autonomous killer robots with ethics. Remote Control War trailer

White House Considering Imposing Sweeping Sanctions On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Report: Trump weighing sanctions against North Korea* The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of increased economic and diplomatic pressure – especially on Chinese banks and firms that do the most business with North Korea – plus beefed-up defenses by the United States and its South Korean and Japanese al... more »

Dick Blick Art Supply goes all political...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*and does it the right way.* I buy the majority of my art supplies online from Dick Blick and I've always been very pleased with the assortment, the prices, and the quick delivery. So when I received an email from them today concerning the defunding of the National Endowment for the Arts by the Federal government my first reaction was, "Oh no, I hope this isn't going to be an "I hate Trump" missive. Instead, this is what I received: Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you advocate for a cause that means a lot to you without pissing off half of your customers. I'm a firm believ... more »

Last Child in the Woods

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 9 hours ago
 Richard Louv was born in 1949, a card-carrying member of the baby boomer generation. He has been a newspaper reporter, syndicated columnist, and author of nine books. The father of two sons, his writing often covered issues of family life. Over the years, he interviewed thousands of parents, children, and social science experts. Working on the front lines of American culture, he became increasingly aware that the children of boomers were moving down a path far different from their parents. “They are the first daycare generation, the first post-sexual-revolution generation, t... more »

Trigger-warning Tyrants

Selwyn Duke at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: trigger-warning-tyrants] How do you combat trigger-warning tyranny? Stop being defensive. The people effecting it are trying to shut you up as they purge Truth from your tongue. They’re using social warfare against you, so strike back; fight fire with fire and put the onus on them.

Why Congress Must Vote to Audit the Fed

TNA Video at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: alex-newman-congress-must-vote-audit-fed]VIDEO - In this segment, The New American's Alex Newman takes on the central bank and its ridiculous secrecy. With the secretive Federal Reserve creating trillions out of thin air to send to their cronies, all while manipulating our economy and fleecing the American people, it is time for Congress to figure out exactly what is going on behind closed doors. That is why lawmakers must vote to properly Audit the Fed by supporting H.R.24 in the House and S.16 in the Senate. This is a historic opportunity. We must ensure that it is not squ... more »

An editor in chief was caught manipulating citations. Now he’s been asked to resign.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
An earth science journal has asked an editor to resign after it was revealed he had been manipulating citations at multiple journals. Artemi Cerdà had already agreed to step down temporarily from Land Degradation & Development after the publisher, Wiley, was alerted that Cerdà had resigned from other journals for citation manipulation. In a new statement, […] The post An editor in chief was caught manipulating citations. Now he’s been asked to resign. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Heroic grandmother to good, decent person!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017The Post columnist's tale:* Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, The Color of Money, which appears in The Washington Post. Needless to say, it's an "award-winning column." This Sunday, Singletary wrote a column which ought to be widely read. It concerns the way she and her four siblings were raised by their heroic grandmother in West Baltimore, thanks in no small part to the availability of Medicaid. The column starts like this. It's truly must-read work: SINGLETARY (3/19/17): When my siblings and I went to live wit... more »

Culture Of Violence Intensifies In Colorado Youth Detention Facilities Despite Reforms

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
Young people incarcerated in Colorado are brutalized, isolated, and restrained in mechanical devices by staff. The youth are held in facilities where rehabilitation and treatment are not possible, according to a new report by the Child Safety Coalition. Despite reforms following a 2014 investigation, which concluded the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) illegally The post Culture Of Violence Intensifies In Colorado Youth Detention Facilities Despite Reforms appeared first on Shadowproof.

Facebook ‘addicts’ are endangering the lives of others

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 10 hours ago
From being the epitome of cool in the 90s, using a mobile phone while driving is now about as socially acceptable as smoking in a cinema. But a lot of it still goes on. And making actual phone calls is quite a small part of the problem. Research published by insurance company MORE TH>N shows that […] The post Facebook ‘addicts’ are endangering the lives of others appeared first on The Canary.

The Daily Mail tries to smear Jeremy Corbyn and ends up attacking Theresa May instead

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The Daily Mail tried to attack Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his tribute to Martin McGuinness. But it ended up laying into all party leaders instead, including Prime Minister Theresa May. Such is the shortsightedness of the smear machine. It’s so quick to churn out slurs, it doesn’t check who they might stick to. Martin […] The post The Daily Mail tries to smear Jeremy Corbyn and ends up attacking Theresa May instead appeared first on The Canary.

No one can quite get their heads around an answer Theresa May just gave Vogue

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Theresa May has left thousands of people stunned with an answer she gave in an interview with Vogue. Interviewer Gaby Wood asked: If you had a superpower, what would it be? May responded: I think I’d want to make sure that everyone in the world had access to clean water and sufficient food, so that […] The post No one can quite get their heads around an answer Theresa May just gave Vogue appeared first on The Canary.

House Russia Hearing: Revelations Or More Speculation?

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
To Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tarantula spinning a web to trap the United States. Rigging the election in Trump's favor was just the start of his plan of conquest. In yesterday's House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian influence in the Trump Administration and campaign, Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) read from the discredited opposition research dossier on Trump and noted that it might not be true...but then again it might. So more investigations are needed. In the end, nothing new was revealed, only speculation on the part of th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Chico, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza, “Twilight”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Twilight”* “Slowly the sun descends at fall of night, And rests on clouds of amber, rose and red; The mist upon the distant mountains shed Turns to a rain of gold and silver light. The evening star shines tremulous and bright Through wreaths of vapor, and the clouds o'erhead Are mirrored in the lake, where soft they spread, And break the blue of heaven's azure height. Bright grows the whole horizon in the west Like a devouring fire; a golden hue Spreads o'er the sky, the trees, the plains that shine. The bird is singing near its hidden nest Its latest song, amid the falling dew, Enrap... more »

"The Day Has Been So Full Of Fret And Care..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The day has been so full of fret and care, and our hearts have been so full of evil and of bitter thoughts, and the world has seemed so hard and wrong to us. Then Night, like some great loving mother, gently lays her hand upon our fevered head, and turns our little tear-stained faces up to hers, and smiles; and though she does not speak, we know what she would say, and lay our hot flushed cheek against her bosom, and the pain is gone. Sometimes, our pain is very deep and real, and we stand before her very silent, because there is no language for our pain, only a moan. Night's hear... more »

“Dear America: Better Read the Fine Print on Your Credit Card Statement”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Dear America: * *Better Read the Fine Print on Your Credit Card Statement”* by Charles Hugh Smith "You know those disclosures on your credit card statements? That it will take 27 years to pay off your balance if you only make the minimum payment each month, and so on? You might not be aware of it, but America’s “credit card”– our national debt– comes with its own disclosure statement: Here’s a chart of America’s credit card: clearly, any credit line expanding this fast will bankrupt the borrower, regardless of their income. I often refer to debt serfdom, the servitude debt enfor... more »

Were journos exposed to too much lead?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017The evidence mounts:* On Saturday morning, March 4, Donald J. Trump issued the tweets heard round the world. Was he lying when he issued his tweets? Is it possible that he really believed the things he tweeted that day? We don't know how to answer that question. Luckily, Mika Brzezinski does. We quote her from today's Morning Joe: BRZEZINSKI (3/21/17): Who actually prompted this, Michael Steele? Where did this start? Did it start with those tweets on a Saturday morning that were, apparently, lies? *I think we can now actually equivocally [sic] say the pre... more »

Analysis Shows Pot Will NOT Kill You, But Cops Arresting You For It Definitely Can

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: cannabis]No one has ever fatally overdosed on pot, but raids to confiscate the beneficial plant kill an alarming number of people each year.

Court Rules Reclined Car Seat Now Suspicious and Can Justify Warrantless Searches

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: seat]As if the police needed another reason to stop and harass you, they can now do so — based entirely on your seat posture while riding in a vehicle.

New maps to depict pre-colonial 'Turtle Island' Canada

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is teaming up with five First Nation, Métis and Inuit organizations to redraw the map of Canada. The new maps will be wiped clean of political lines, then rebuilt using Indigenous territories, trading routes, language groups, treaties, stories, art, resources, and other points of interest from the long Indigenous history of Canada. "We have...an overwriting of traditional land use when we draw our maps the way we do," says Ry Moran, president of the Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. "When we draw lines between provinces and between terri... more »

Glenn Scott : THEATER | Gregg Barrios’ delightful ‘I-DJ’ was first play to be featured at Texas Book Festival

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 10 hours ago
‘I-DJ’ is a head-nodding, toe-tapping dance through Chicano and LGBT history. By Glenn Scott | The Rag Blog | March 10, 2017 Author, poet, and playwright Gregg Barrios has broken many sound barriers in his life and career, and he … finish reading Glenn Scott : *THEATER* | Gregg Barrios’ delightful ‘I-DJ’ was first play to be featured at Texas Book Festival

NICE TENANTS YOU GOT THERE, DONALD

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
ABC's Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk report on a verified wiretap at Trump Tower -- but it wasn't aimed at the Trump campaign, which it predated by a couple of years: There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money laundering network that operated out of unit 63A in Trump Tower. The FBI investigation led to a federal grand jury indictmen... more »

Is It Possible to Kill a Man With a Swift Kick to the Groin?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A sharp blow to the gonads is a painful experience, but could it also be a deadly one?

Do “Naked” Juices and Smoothies Contain Formaldehyde?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Claims regarding the presence of formaldehyde in “Naked” products rely on the assumption that chemicals modified through reactions with other chemicals are still, somehow, the same chemical.

Anthony Weiner Placed in Protective Custody — Will Turn State’s Evidence Against Hillary?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Reports that the former politician had been taken to a secure location after saying that he had evidence against Hillary Clinton were just fake news.

Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Norway -- Experiences from Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Indigenous women leaders stand in peaceful direct action at Standing Rock Dear Friends and Allies, With the beauty and strength of the Spring Season unfurling in the Northern Hemisphere, the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network is busy organizing and helping coordinate an unexpected, and very special delegation to Norway, in support of and solidarity with Indigenous women on the

The Ten Commandments (1956) + Moses (1995)

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ Happy Passover! The Ten Commandments (1956) watch via http://www.metacafe.com/ *** Moses (1995) MD MITHUN on Oct 31, 2016 *** The Ten Commandments (2006) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10ot5g_the-ten-commandments-the-ten-commandments_shortfilms * http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10ot5h_the-ten-commandments-the-ten-commandments_shortfilms see Judaism

Louis T. McFadden (1876-1936): An American Hero by Richard C. Cook

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 12 hours ago
by Richard C. Cook featured writer Dandelion Salad richardccook.com July 21, 2008 Dr. Ron Paul, the Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential nomination, is not the first U.S. politician to point to the abuses of the Federal Reserve System and call for its abolishment. Similar pleas to get rid of the Fed were made by […]

Long Walkers Reach Utah 2017 Photos by Bad Bear

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
The Longest Walk 5 is now at the Utah border. Thank you to Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone, who is walking across this land one more time. Bad Bear shared his photos with Censored News from the Longest Walk 2, 3 and 4. Photos copyright Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson

It Must Be Asked...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 12 hours ago
...how Trump's voters feel about his campaign promises now. Because... ...after Trump lambasted the 1% and promised to keep them out of his Cabinet, he then stuffed it with multimillionaires and multibillionaires and Wall Street insiders. ...after promising to make Mexico pay for his vanity wall, he then asks Congress to give him 20,000,000,000 of our dollars to build it. ...after promising to give Americans a better alternative to Obamacare, one in which more Americans than ever will be covered, 17,000,000 Americans instead will lose their health care. ...aft... more »

Saudi Arabia Losing Influence in Global Oil Markets

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: saudi-arabia-losing-influence-in-global-oil-markets] A self-imposed economic trap has sprung on OPEC-leading Saudi Arabia, making it apparent that American technology has for all practical purposes ended the OPEC cartel.

The Top 17 Superfoods that Give You the Most for Your Money

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - If you're not eating superfoods yet, this will get you started. The post The Top 17 Superfoods that Give You the Most for Your Money appeared first on Waking Times.

'Killing Mother Earth with every toxic oil and gas spill' -- Lisa DeVille, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. Killing Mother Earth with Blood Oil Article by Brenda Norrell Testimony by Lisa DeVille Three Affiliated Tribes, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Censored News FORT BERTHOLD, North Dakota -- Lisa DeVille, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, described to the United Nations Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz how the oil and gas industry has devastated the way

Forget About Trump's Mental Illness, He's Causing The Whole Country To Have A Breakdown

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Do anxiety levels seem higher among the people you interact with since Trump managed to win the White House? I don' feel more anxious or tense at all, but nearly all of my friends appear to be, particularly my women friends, but men as well. Some *literally* seem on the verge of nervous breakdowns. And the whole nation-- or at least the part of it that I'm in touch with-- seems obsessed with Trump. It's not just the God damn media; even in restaurants everyone seems to be talking about him and, at least in the restaurants I go to, not in a very celebratory manner. Even before the ... more »

2016 confirmed as hottest year on record as Trump budget proposes $100m cut to climate programmes

Ella Gilbert at The Canary - 12 hours ago
It’s official: 2016 was the hottest year ever recorded. It doesn’t stop there, either. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) State of the Global Climate report, released on 21 March, adds that 2017 is ploughing its way into the history books already, with record heating in the oceans and atmosphere. This is “uncharted territory”, according to […] The post 2016 confirmed as hottest year on record as Trump budget proposes $100m cut to climate programmes appeared first on The Canary.

A delicious ‘fuck you’ campaign has been launched, targeting Donald Trump and Theresa May

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 12 hours ago
The Zapatista movement in Mexico has launched a campaign to help financially support immigrants persecuted and deported by US President Donald Trump. But the focus of the campaign isn’t a protest march. It’s delicious organic coffee. The coffee is available to buy now, and profits will go to support people deported by Trump. The funds will […] The post A delicious ‘fuck you’ campaign has been launched, targeting Donald Trump and Theresa May appeared first on The Canary.

The central claim of ‘Project Fear’ is a lie, says former Bank of England governor to Scottish Indy voters [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has contradicted the central claim of the UK government on Scottish independence. The surprise intervention will come as a major blow to the campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom. ‘Project Fear’ vs the Bank of England In 2014, Scotland voted narrowly to remain in the UK, […] The post The central claim of ‘Project Fear’ is a lie, says former Bank of England governor to Scottish Indy voters [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Ken Livingstone hits back at Tom Watson live on air. And it’s superb.

Tom Wall at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone hit back this morning at deputy Labour leader Tom Watson’s claims that there was a secret hard-left plot to take over the Labour Party. Livingstone told John Humphrys on the BBC’s Today programme that Watson should stop trying to block efforts by grassroots organisation Momentum to make the party […] The post Ken Livingstone hits back at Tom Watson live on air. And it’s superb. appeared first on The Canary.

‘Hero’ Sheriff Clarke Forcing Women to Give Birth in ‘Belly Chains’ & Shackles — Lawsuit

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: pregnant, shackles]The darling sheriff of the totalitarian state is being sued for forcing pregnant women to give birth while fully shackled — in spite of health risks.

Israel Precipitates New Tensions in Syria

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] The Israeli air attacks on Friday near Palmyra in Syria targeting what Tel Aviv claims to be a convoy ferrying weapons for Hezbollah in Lebanon – and what Damascus alleges was a calculated act directed against the positions of the government forces fighting the Islamic State active in the region – cannot be regarded as a "stand-alone" event. On the face of it, the Israeli claim lacks credibility since Palmyra is twice removed from the Syrian-Lebanon border in terms of geographical proximity. Possibly, Syrian government has a point that the Israelis were deliberat... more »

McCain and Montenegro: The Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Justin Raimondo at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] Just in case you thought the conspiracy theory that Russia secretly controls the US government is exclusively an affliction affecting the Democratic party, Sen. John McCain’s recent performance on the floor of the US Senate should disabuse you of this optimistic notion. Responding to Sen. Rand Paul’s blocking of a vote in favor of the accession of Montenegro to NATO, the failed former GOP presidential candidate let it all hang out: I note the senator from Kentucky leaving the floor without justification or any rationale for the action he has just taken. That is r... more »

Macchiarini blames Karolinska for losing data as he retracts 2014 paper

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Ask and ye shall receive: A journal has retracted a 2014 paper by Paolo Macchiarini, upon request from the Karolinska Institutet (KI). The latest news is only one step in a long-running saga about former star surgeon Macchiarini, who was dismissed from KI last year. To read more, check out our timeline. KI announced it was […] The post Macchiarini blames Karolinska for losing data as he retracts 2014 paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israeli Army Chief: Top Hezbollah Leader Killed By His Own Men

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine is seen in this handout picture released by Hezbollah Media office on May 13, 2016. *BBC*: *Israel: Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine 'killed by own men'* The Israeli military's chief of staff has added weight to Arab media reports that Hezbollah was behind the killing of its own commander in Syria in 2016. Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot said Israeli intelligence had similarly concluded that Mustafa Amine Badreddine was assassinated by his own men. He was killed by a blast near Damascus, which the militant Lebanese Shia group blamed on Sunni e... more »

North Korea Says It Is Not Afraid Of U.S. Military Threats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A launch drill of Hwasong artillery units as shown in this undated photo [KCNA via Reuters] *NBC:* *North Korea Is Not Afraid of U.S. Threat Over Nuclear Build-Up: KCNA* North Korea is not frightened by U.S. warnings that pre-emptive military action is on the table, its foreign ministry said Tuesday, describing its expanding nuclear program as a "treasured sword of justice." A spokesman for the rogue regime dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comment Friday that an elevated weapons threat "would be met with an appropriate response." "If the businessmen-turned-U.S. author... more »

Violence In Iraq, March 8-14, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Violence has remained steady in Iraq since the Mosul campaign restarted in the middle of February. Security incidents remained at a low level across the country, with almost all the attacks going on in Ninewa for obvious reasons. There were a total of 170 incidents from March 8-14, 2017. 104 of those were in Ninewa, followed by 31 in Baghdad, 10 in Anbar, 7 each in Salahaddin and Kirkuk, 5 in Diyala, 3 in Basra, and 1 each in Babil, Dohuk, and Sulaymaniya. There were 551 deaths and 613 injured during the week. The dead consisted of 1 Peshmerga, 4 Hashd al-Shaabi, 58 members of ... more »

Free Expression?

Alfred Lehmberg at alienviews - 13 hours ago
Fact is? I have *no* free expression. If I don't have it? Then, neither do you. . Truly, I *am* being persecuted (denied a wage), frankly, for expressing rational views on interesting subjects that are piece, part, and parcel of our human consciousness or experience. They are subjects in *no way* irrational, violent, or prurient even as they are *discomfiting* subjects. They're just *critical*. What's the problem? . Is it the interminable essence of my PAQ ("Prosery" of Arguable Quality)? Is it the starkly conscientious contentiousness of my social commentary? Is it my rational in... more »

Fear Itself

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
"It's not the big things that are important to me, but the everyday life of tyranny, which gets forgotten. A thousand mosquito bites are worse than a blow to the head. I observe, note down the mosquito bites." -- Victor Klemperer, *I Will Bear Witness.* It's not so much that Donald Trump's Budget Manifesto of Hate is such a great big blow to our heads. For now, anyway, it's only a campaign speech dressed up in sadistic language and some alleged math. It's the ceaseless drone of the swarms of mosquitoes that's doing us in. By merely voicing their desire to punish our most vulnerable... more »

Honor the Great Peace Warrior, Ron Paul

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined][image: undefined] Join the Mises and Ron Paul Institutes for a symposium on war and peace in the age of Trump. We’ll meet in Ron’s hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9am-1pm. Speakers include Dr. Paul, David Stockman, Phil Giraldi, Jeff Deist, Dan McAdams, and me. The price, which includes luncheon, is just $40 per person. Register here.

Honor the Great Peace Warrior, Ron Paul

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined][image: undefined] Join the Mises and Ron Paul Institutes for a symposium on war and peace in the age of Trump. We’ll meet in Ron’s hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9am-1pm. Speakers include Dr. Paul, David Stockman, Phil Giraldi, Jeff Deist, Dan McAdams, and me. The price, which includes luncheon, is just $40 per person. Register here.

Honor the Great Peace Warrior, Ron Paul

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined][image: undefined] Join the Mises and Ron Paul Institutes for a symposium on war and peace in the age of Trump. We’ll meet in Ron’s hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9am-1pm. Speakers include Dr. Paul, David Stockman, Phil Giraldi, Jeff Deist, Dan McAdams, and me. The price, which includes luncheon, is just $40 per person. Register here.

Honor the Great Peace Warrior, Ron Paul

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined][image: undefined] Join the Mises and Ron Paul Institutes for a symposium on war and peace in the age of Trump. We’ll meet in Ron’s hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9am-1pm. Speakers include Dr. Paul, David Stockman, Phil Giraldi, Jeff Deist, Dan McAdams, and me. The price, which includes luncheon, is just $40 per person. Register here.

World News Briefs -- March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*DW*: *US bans large electronics on some flights from Middle East, Africa* *US officials are placing restrictions on passengers' carry-on items for some flights from the Middle East and North Africa. Items larger than a mobile phone would be banned due to unspecified security concerns.* US President Donald Trump's administration confirmed on Tuesday that it is imposing new restrictions on travelers coming into the United States from 10 airports located mainly in the Middle East and North Africa. The Department of Homeland Security will now require people flying to the United State... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Bill Gertz, Asia Times*: *China, Russia cozy up with arms deals, military drills* Setting aside more than a decade of niggles, Moscow and Beijing find common cause in fending off US containment is strong enough to rekindle ties After curbing arms transfers and cooling military ties more than a decade ago, China and Russia are increasing joint exercises and stepping up sales of advanced weaponry to counter the US. The most recent military maneuvers took place in the South China Sea in September. Ten Chinese warships and two submarines joined three Russian vessels in large-scale e... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" - William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Nights Dream"

"ENE News: Fukushima, March 21, 2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*Fukushima, March 21, 2017* “Massive leak” at nuclear plant after reactors contract “small pox”; Stunning Discovery: Contagion has spread all over critical structures; Multiple large cracks found. Experts befuddled; Literally a plot similar to a movie thriller." "Nuclear Investigator: Worry over underground explosions at Fukushima; New data shows molten fuel is “dropping lower each day”, melting deeper into ground below plant; Disaster far worse than public being told- “Why aren’t we reading about this everywhere?”

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jG--3elufo "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - William Shakespeare

"7 Rules Of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

"Perspective..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Perspective is everything when you are experiencing the challenges of life." - Joni Eareckson Tada

TIME FOR A CHANGE: Krugman asserts that something has changed!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017Part 2—Tell it to Harold Hill:* Early in last evening's 8 PM hour, Anderson Cooper introduced his pundit panel. Rather, he *began* to introduce his panel. The CNN anchor said this: COOPER (3/20/17): With that, *joining us now is CNN national security analyst Steve Hall.* He's a former CIA senior officer and a veteran of Russian operations. New Yorker Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza is joining us. So are CNN political analysts David Gergen and Gloria Borger. It seemed like Cooper would referee a discussion with *four* pundit panelists. But then, dea... more »

The Lone Star State Model for Helping Injured Workers

Content Multimedia - 14 hours ago
By Bill Peacock Many states have attempted in recent years to fix the glaring flaws of their workers’ compensation systems. Texas implemented perhaps the most successful of these reforms; its success relative to the rest of the country can largely be ascribed to the fact that it is the only state with a thriving private sector work-injury benefit option to state-mandated workers’ compensation programs.

The Texas Model Bolsters Migration To Texas Cities

Content Multimedia - 14 hours ago
By Chuck DeVore To continue to attract entrepreneurs and workers from all across America, Texas policymakers need to build on the Lone Star State’s competitive advantages in taxation—the Tax Foundation puts Texas’ state and local tax burden as the 46th-lowest in the nation—and light and predictable regulation.

TPPF Statement on Texas Legislator Letter to U.S. Congress on Repealing Obamacare

Content Multimedia - 14 hours ago
By Chip Roy The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy issued the following statement on the letter sent by Texas House and Senate members to the Texas Congressional delegation emphasizing the need to fully repeal Obamacare and the Medicaid expansion in its entirety, and restore to the states the Constitutional responsibility to regulate healthcare. The letter was signed by 65 members of the Texas Conservative Coalition.

Hillary Clinton Appointed to Replace Disgraced US Senator?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Reports that Hillary Clinton would be filling an open U.S. Senate seat in New York, vacated by a senator who resigned after being indicted for fraud, are fake news.

French Left Leader on Korea Tensions

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Jean-Luc Melenchon is a leader of the Left Party in France and is currently running for president. NewStateman reports: Mélenchon passionately defends the idea of a new Republic that gives power back to the people and abolishes the “presidential monarchy”, wants more fiscal justice, a review of the European treaties to put an end to “austerity policies”, and a new ecological order which would see France drop nuclear power. French voters go the polls on April 23 and May 7 in the two-round election, which is being closely followed outside France as another test of popular discont... more »

Should Nations Enforce National Borders?

Charles Scaliger at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: should-nations-enforce-national-borders] With all the storm and stress over President Trump’s temporary ban on citizens of several countries wishing to enter the United States, we may well wonder whether a country professing to be a land of the free has any moral justification for enforcing border controls. It is sometimes argued that international borders are artificial and unjustifiable limitations on one of the most fundamental of human rights, the right to freedom of movement. But are they?

Lawsuit Aims to Stop Removal of General Robert E. Lee Statue

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: lawsuit-aims-to-stop-removal-of-gen-robert-e-lee-statue] Defenders of the monument to General Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, have had to resort to a lawsuit to stop the mean-spirited and ignorant forces that seek to remove it.

Free Online Diabetes Summit 2017 - March 20 - 27, 2017

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
*The Diabetes Summit 2017 is the premier event in natural diabetes prevention, management, and care to help you discover the root cause of blood sugar imbalance, and set a path of change to enable your body to regain optimal health and blood sugar.* *Link to Register:* *Diabetes Summit 2017 Registration Link*

Nick Robinson has issued a short statement to everyone who thinks the BBC has a problem with bias [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Former BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson has issued a short statement to those who accuse the public broadcaster of bias in its news reporting. But the bizarre intervention from Robinson overlooked some key issues. A message from Nick Robinson Seemingly unprovoked, Robinson took to Twitter on the morning of 21 March with the following: Do not adjust […] The post Nick Robinson has issued a short statement to everyone who thinks the BBC has a problem with bias [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

WATCH: Cop’s Violent Power Trip Costs Taxpayers $1.3 Million

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: million]A state trooper was found in violation of a couple's civil rights following a traffic stop that transformed into an aggressive arrest — $1.3 million settlement.

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Jo Littler writes about the illusion of meritocracy, and how it has contributed to the unconscionable spread of inequality: Over the past few decades, neoliberal meritocracy has been characterised by two key features. First, the sheer scale of its attempt to extend entrepreneurial competition into the nooks and crannies of everyday life. Second, the power it has gathered by drawing from 20th-century movements for equality. Meritocracy has been presented as a means of breaking down established hierarchies of privilege. ... The fact is, merito... more »

Nature paper adds non-reproducibility to its list of woes

Cat Ferguson at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Despite taking some serious hits, a 2006 letter in Nature isn’t going anywhere. Years ago, a university committee determined that two figures in the letter had been falsified. The journal chose to correct the paper, rather than retract it — and then, the next year, published a correction of that correction due to “an error […] The post Nature paper adds non-reproducibility to its list of woes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Minister told to remind Germany of cancelled WW2 debt amid EU demand for £50bn Brexit fee per Express.co.uk

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
This Express article http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/781613/Brexit-news-Article-50-talks-EU-exit-fee-50billion-Sir-Bill-Cash-Germany-war-debt-WW2 is rather interesting. This section was especially of interest: 'The peers' report revealed legal evidence shows if the UK walks away from the EU at the end of two-year Article 50 talks without a divorce agreement "all EU law will cease to apply and the UK would not have an obligation to make any financial contribution at all".' Not the sort of view that the institutionally pro EU will ever publicise.

Close encounter: Stunning moment whales blow a rainbow above their heads

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
This is the stunning moment a pair of whales get up close and personal to a group of people ‘blowing rainbows’ into the air. Returning to the shore after a day of scuba-diving, in Lahaina, Hawaii, USA, on February 23, this group of unsuspecting tourists are in for a real treat as some curious humpback whales swim alongside their boat to greet them. As if being mere inches away from these remarkable creatures wasn’t enough, the giant mammals then emerge from the water’s surface, spurting air from their blowholes creating an incredible rainbow above their heads The amazing trick is... more »

This Is How Russia And China Will Sink A U.S. Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Top to bottom: USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) alongside Nimitz class carriers USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) & USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Pinterest *Robert Farley, Scout Warrior*:* 5 Ways Russia & China Could Sink a US Carrier* For nearly as long as carriers have existed, navies have developed plans to defeat them. The details of these plans have changed over time, but the principles remain the same. Aircraft carriers have been the primary capital ship of naval combat since the 1940s, and remain the currency of modern naval power. But for nearly as long as carriers have existed, navies hav... more »

“The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At”* by David Cain "A tiny article about Stoicism has had a significant influence on my life since I read it. Maybe for the first time in my adult life, I don’t feel like I’m wasting much of my time. I feel unusually prepared to do difficult things. It was a short personal essay by Elif Batuman, about how reading Epictetus helped her through a strained relationship, political turmoil in her country of residence, and other messy or insoluble worldly concerns. It also prompted me to start reading what are sometimes called the “big three” Stoic wo... more »

"When We Least Expect It..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back." - Paulo Coelho "Diamonds are made under pressure, and so are you. Your life challenges will be the making of you." - Bernadette Logue

"Deep State Über Alles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Annuit Cœptis *"Deep State Über Alles"* by Bill Bonner "Money makes the world go around It makes the world go ’round." ‘Money,’ Cabaret "We started out last week with the best of intentions. We were going to take a rest and spend time recalling what we have learned so far. The idea was to bring new readers into the conversation. And for the benefit of long-time readers (if there are still any left)…to get our bearings. But the spectacle of President Trump proposing to defund up to 80 claptrap government programs was just too alluring - such low-hanging fruit, we had to stop and enj... more »

Water Protectors Awaken Global Movement of Pipeline Resistance and Divestment

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
. ARKANSAS DIAMOND PIPELINE LOCKDOWN MONDAY Water protector Tyler Hamilton was arrested Monday. Tyler is being held without bail in the Pope County jail in Russellville, Arkansas. Tyler is being charged with 3 misdemeanors and one felony (criminal mischief in the second degree). The arresting officer stated that this class D felony charge is being pursued by the prosecuting attorney as a

More U.S. Carrier Gaps In 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea March 6, 2017. If U.S. lawmakers fail to approve a full-year budget and rely on a stopgap measure instead, the Navy will face maintenance backlogs and other shortfalls that will keep carriers from deploying on schedule and leave critical coverage gaps around the world, an official said. (U.S. Navy photo/Devin M. Monroe) *DoD Buzz:* *Admiral: Carrier Gaps Could Return in 2018* If U.S. lawmakers fail to approve a full-year budget and rely on a stopgap measure instead, the Navy will face maintenance backlogs an... more »

Massive Russian Money Laundering Operation Using British And U.S. Banks Unveiled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money* Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in ‘Global Laundromat’ operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal. HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts are among 17 banks based in the UK, or with branches here, that are facing questions over what they knew about t... more »

With A Capital L

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Yesterday was a bad day for Donald Trump. If there was one thing that yesterday's hearing made clear, it is that Trump is a Liar --with a capital L. David Leonhardt writes in the *New York Times*: I’ve previously argued that not every untruth deserves to be branded with the L-word, because it implies intent and somebody can state an untruth without doing so knowingly. George W. Bush didn’t lie when he said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, and Obama didn’t lie when he said people who liked their current health insurance could keep it. They made careless statements that proved ... more »

This Former Intelligence Officer Is Advising President Trump On President Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The White House has hired Brookings Institution scholar Fiona Hill, who has written critically about Russian President Vladimir Putin, to join its security staff *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast*: *One Trump Adviser Really Does Know All About Putin* Fiona Hill’s book about Vladimir Putin’s career as an intelligence operative tells us a lot. But what’s she telling Trump? “People person” is not necessarily the first description that comes to mind when one thinks of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Though barely a year into his unlikely presidency of the Russian Federation, that’s more ... more »

Neil Gorsuch-- Enemy Of The People... Literally

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Even *my* twitter polls don't usually result in such unanimity. But let's not kind ourselves, Donald Trump isn't fit to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court. I almost feel sorry for Gorsuch. Almost. But not quite... because I don't feel sorry for corporate whores who seek to make the lives of ordinary American families worse. And that, after all, is exactly what Neil Gorsuch is. Yesterday, the country was more focused on the drama of the House Intelligence Committee questioning FBI Director Comey and the fireworks that ensued, but yesterday was also the first day of hearings int... more »

The Growing American Ideological Conflict

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Middlebury College demonstration against Charles Murray, illustrating the strained relations between the American Left and the American Right Screenshot of Fox News Channel report In my last post, Concerning Ethics, Economics, and Social Reality, I responded to some disagreements of a progressive named Cai to neoliberal ideology. In this essay, I will try to reply to his […]

Concerning Ethics, Economics, and Social Reality

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Come now, and let us reason together … Isaiah 1:18 (c) Can Stock Photo / photography33 Following my post Will Automation Require Progressive Unemployment Solutions?, a reader called Cai left a comment to register his profound disagreements. In fact Cai’s comment compared with the message of the essay forms a perfect contrast between the alternative views of Reality […]

War Between the Progressives and Neoliberals

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
May the better ideology win! (c) Can Stock Photo / jgroup This is the fourth and final essay in a series in which I give neoliberal answers to progressive counterarguments against neoliberalism. The progressive criticisms were provided by a friend and occasional rhetorical adversary, whom I will call Chease. My first essay in the post […]

Will Automation Require Progressive Unemployment Solutions?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Automated pharmacology production Wikimedia Commons / FLAGRANGE This is the third essay in a series in which I answer progressive criticisms of neoliberalism (often mistakenly called conservatism). The author of these criticisms is a gentleman whom I will call Chease, who has often crossed rhetorical swords with me. I am delighted with the dispute and […]

Answers to Progressive Counterarguments Continue

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
The discussion continues! (c) Can Stock Photo / photography33 This essay is a continuation of my previous post giving neoliberal (usually mistakenly called conservative) answers to some progressive counterarguments against neoliberalism. Summary of My Last Post’s Conclusions These progressive points of opposition were offered by a progressive commentator, whom I will call “Chease.” His correspondence began […]

A Progressive Provides Counterarguments!

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Let the Games begin! (c) Can Stock Photo / Mark2121 Over the last couple of years, I have been very hard on progressives on this website. It is no surprise to me, then that a progressive has decided not to take it anymore and bite back. In fact, I am surprised (and more than a […]

Progressives Become McCarthyites

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WI), a name that will live in infamy. This is the man progressives are currently emulating. Wikimedia Commons / Library of Congress (United Press) Almost 70 years ago, a senator from the state of Wisconsin, Joseph “Joe” McCarthy, used the very real threat of communism to ruin the careers and reputations of […]

Why Would Anyone Be A Progressive?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Protest march against the election of Donald Trump in Saint Paul, Minnesota on November 9, 2016 Wikimedia Commons / Fibonacci Blue On many occasions I have mused about why anyone would want to be a member of the political Left. See my posts The Dirigiste Mind, Human Values and the Dictates of Reality, Delusions of […]

The Proposed Border Adjustment Tax

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Incoming and outgoing international trade in San Francisco Bay Wikimedia Commons / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Arguments over U.S. tax policies are moving toward a controversial tax proposal around which all other tax discussions are centering. That tax proposal, offered by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin […]

Modern Day Mercantilism

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
An imaginary European seaport painted by Claude Lorrain around 1639, at the height of mercantilism Wikimedia Commons / Musée du Louvre / Mbzt In the year 1776, the same year in which 13 British American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain, a Scottish professor of moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow declared his own independence from […]

The Divisive Issue of Foreign Trade

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Container shipping has revolutionized foreign trade by greatly reducing costs of transportation by ship, rail, and truck. Wikimedia Commons / Hafiz343 I have written several times about why foreign trade is always a win-win proposition when the selling country has a comparative advantage of producing the traded good. Yet, the issue of foreign trade is […]

U.S. Economy and Stock Markets, February 2017

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Real U.S. Per capita GDP in chained 2009 dollars (blue curve) and its percent change year over year (maroon curve). The thick green line is a linear fit of the maroon curve over the recovery years from the Great Recession. St. Louis Federal Reserve District Bank / FRED I have not made a general survey […]

Federal Expenditure and Revenue Realities

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Brady’s controversial plan for “border adjustment” taxes are being fiercely opposed. Wikimedia Commons / Office of Congressman Kevin Brady The Republicans in Congress are absorbed in a quandary. As for many of the rest of us with our own budgets, when congressmen find themselves in […]

More Conversations Needed!

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
What we need to avoid! Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress I have been traveling lately, which explains the dearth of new posts on this website recently. Right now, I and my wife are staying at the mountainside home of a delightful couple who have been our friends for some time. Located on a mountain […]

How Should the U.S. React to Foreign Challenges?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 16 hours ago
Aspects of U.S. Foreign Relations Top (Left to Right): U.S. Army soldiers in Ramadi, August 2006 Wikimedia Commons / Air Force Tech Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock Container ship from Asia Flickr.com / Peter Kaminsky Center: U.N. General Assembly Hall Wikimedia Commons / Flickr (Patrick Gruben) Bottom (Left to Right): Russian Sukhoi […]

US House Intelligence Hearing on Russian Active Measures: Schiff Opening Statement; Plus FBI Director Comey Agreed that Russians had Positive Preference for Trump; C-Span Hearing Link

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
US House Intelligence Hearing, March 20, 2017: Congressman Schiff: “It wasn’t simply that the Russians had a negative preference against … Continue reading →

DOES TRUMP EVEN WANT TO BE THE UNDISPUTED ALPHA?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
A tweet from Richard Engel of NBC News: A sr US official told me he's worried if there's a major event, like terrorist attack, trump/allies will take more power, point of no return — Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) March 20, 2017 A lot of us have worried about that. But I'm starting to suspect that Trump doesn't really crave absolute power, and he might not pursue it if given such an opening. He prefers to regard himself as always on defense -- over and over again he refers to himself as a "counterpuncher." When he says that, he's only lying up to a point: He claimed throughout the ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Trump Budget Proposal Cuts Funding for Education Department, Student Aid* President Trump Thursday morning released a $1.15 trillion budget proposal that cuts the United States Department of Education’s $68 billion budget by $9.2 billion (or 13.5 percent), down to $59 billion. According to the budget blueprint called “America First,” the Federal Pell Grants program could be “on sound footing for the next decade” since the administration would keep the program’s discretionary funding at its current $22.5 billion level. However, there will be “a cancellation of the $3.9 billion fr... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson To Skip NATO Meeting To Meet Chinese President Xi In Washington, And Will Then Travel To Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks in Washington, U.S. on March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo *Reuters*: *Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April - sources* U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China's president and will go to Russia later in April, U.S. officials said on Monday, disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them. Tillerson intends to miss what would have been his first meeting of the 28 NATO ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Where are the tree huggers? Why are we doing nothing to help our forests?* *Even though healthy forests are a CO2 sponge, Greenies never mention them. Clearly they are not concerned about trees at all. All they care about is how best to f**k up other people's lives* Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they could do to help. It reminds me of my own lifelong battle with weight and the associated... more »

Federal Funds Rate - No Room to Manœuvre

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
With the Federal Reserve now telegraphing two additional benchmark interest rate increases in 2017, I wanted to take a more detailed look at one key phrase that appeared in the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting held on January 31 - February 1, 2017: "*A few participants noted that continuing to remove policy accommodation in a timely manner, potentially at an upcoming meeting, would allow the Committee greater flexibility in responding to subsequent changes in economic conditions*." What does this mean and why were "a few participants" expressing the need to have... more »

My smart meter’s so ‘dumb’ I have to press seven buttons to get a reading

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/gas-electric/can-trust-smart-meter-mines-dumb-have-press-seven-buttons-get/. Whoops!! From the Telegraph: Hundreds of thousands of households seeking to switch energy suppliers in the face of rising prices are discovering that their “smart meters” – which in many cases have only just been installed – will cease to work. Technical flaws in the meters mean […]

Dear George Osborne, the people have spoken. It’s time to pick one job.

Emily Apple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Pressure is mounting on the former Chancellor George Osborne to “pick one job”. Last week, it was announced that Osborne will be the new Editor of The Evening Standard. But he is planning to remain an MP. And keep his other jobs. They include an eye-watering £786,450 from giving speeches between September 2016 and January 2017. And […] The post Dear George Osborne, the people have spoken. It’s time to pick one job. appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May forgot to tell Scotland that Brexit is starting next week [TWEETS]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Theresa May has announced the government will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29 March. But in her presumable excitement, the PM forgot to tell Scotland to put the date in its diary app. As Scottish MPs, MSPs and even Nicola Sturgeon only found out via BBC News. It must have slipped my mind! SNP MPs and […] The post Theresa May forgot to tell Scotland that Brexit is starting next week [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Antiviruses: when the cure is worse than the disease

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
In the morning, my antivirus software suddenly told me that my main defragmenter is a virus. Just to be specific: I have used the German AVIRA software (web) with the red umbrella icon for over 15 years. It's probably not the most patriotic thing to do because Czechia has turned into an antivirus superpower largely thanks to Avast which recently devoured its competitor AVG (for $1.3 bn) and the company's headquarters stayed in Prague. Avast actually has more employees than Avira etc. Avast was founded as a communist-era co-op in 1988, AVIRA is two years older. Almost all people on ... more »

Camphor Press releases Shackleton's "Formosa Calling"

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
My friends at Camphor Press have released Formosa Calling, a harrowing account of the 2-28 massacre by Allan Shackleton... Allan J. Shackleton was a New Zealand officer with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration assigned to in Taiwan at the time. His eyewitness account of the massacre is an important piece in understanding modern Taiwan’s founding tragedy. Shackleton tried for years to get Formosa Calling published, but it was deemed too politically sensitive during the Cold War when “Free China” was an ally of the Western world. Finally, after Taiwan’s first ... more »

Why are the incidents of hate crime increasing? Is it as a result of Brexit or are there other, more prosaic, reasons?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
G at biasedbbc.org has some fascinating background information: 'G on March 20, 2017 at 9:26 am I followed through the online registration of a 'hate crime' process some months ago. As you indicate (but give no evidence for), every entry appears to count as an actual 'hate crime'. During the online registration process, it is explained to the registrant that they are under no obligation to give their personal details and if that is the registrants preference, the police can take no further action to investigate the allegations. Common sense, yes but the fatal flaw in the system is... more »

Martin McGuinness R.I.P or R.I.H?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
The BBC article on the death of former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness it seems only partially quotes Lord Tebbit, see my previous post. For more of his words I turned to Guido Fawkes who quotes Lord Tebbit thus: "I'm just pleased that the world is a sweeter and cleaner place now. He was not only a multi-murderer, he was a coward. He knew that the IRA were defeated because British intelligence had penetrated right the way up to the Army Council and that the end was coming. He then sought to save his own skin and he knew that it was likely he would be charged before long with seve... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded Another Senior Russian Official Has Died EXCLUSIVE: 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia, accuse the U.S. ally of complicity in the terrorist attacks New Zealand expelled a US diplomat after an 'incident' left him with a black eye and broken nose : This is what Google's incredible new campus will look like 'We are fully ready to be lethal': 1,100 US-led troops to send a message to Russia in Poland Denmark's government now has no foreign currency debt — for the first time in 183 years Merkel... more »

Martin McGuinness has died

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
I was always told not to speak ill of the dead but in the case of former terrorist leader Martin McGuinness does that really apply? I'll just repeat what Lord Tebbit has said: "The world is now a sweeter and cleaner place" You can read more here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899

From Sunny Day to Blue Day: Sesame Street Debuts Female Muppet with Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Mia's Desk at age 21 NOTE: I've been a Sesame Street fan since I watched the first episode in 1969. My children adored the program until it left PBS to move to HBO for first run episodes. We don't have...

Jennifer Rose: 20 Year Old College Student with Autism Pens "Perfect" Autism Help Book!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
NOTE: Here's a terrifically hopeful story we're happy to share. Jennifer is the daughter of AofA contributors Jonathan Rose and Gayle DeLong. Her book will help so many families and young adults with autism. We encourage you to purchase a...

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*Pedophilia, of the fiscal kind... same results.*

"Wall Street Vs. Main Street - Bank Bonuses Beat Baristas, Bartenders"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Wall Street Vs. Main Street- * *Bank Bonuses Beat Baristas, Bartenders"* by Tyler Durden "Since 1985, banker bonuses have soared 890%, seven times the rise in the federal minimum wage, according to the Institute for Policy Studies, a left-wing think tank in Washington, D.C., which they proclaim has "contributed to racial and gender inequality" in America. As MarketWatch's Quentin Fottrell reports, the average Wall Street bonus rose 1% to $138,210 last year, but fell 15% the year before, more than twice the median U.S. household annual income of $55,775. Bonuses in the New York se... more »

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Breakfast Club: Dining with Friends"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Breakfast Club: Dining with Friends"* by Uncola "There is a group of us who meet on Saturday mornings for breakfast. We are four white men; college educated professionals who know each other through a shared involvement and patronage of a community organization. Our group is comprised of one in their mid-thirties, two in their forties and me as the sole quinquagenarian of the group. During our weekend morning meal encounters, I will usually try to steer clear from political conversations. However, more often than not, it seems our discussions do drift into politics. The thirty-s... more »

A Few Thoughts

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Flynn* There is a lot of conflicting information out there about what went on, what's going on and so forth with the Trump Administration. Since everyone (except Dir. Comey) with access has said that there was no collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, one could conclude that there wasn't. However, the corrupt, elite, smug, nasty, lying mainstream media continues to beat that drum. A more troubling aspect of this is the matter of LTGEN Michael Flynn. Before I go further, the US Defense Intelligence Agency is a joke in intel circles. It's not Flynn's fault, but it's a joke... more »

The One People, Mar 20 2017: Empathy for the Empathic

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 21 hours ago
What a week. Seriously.

Are Trump And Putin Rebuilding A Mighty Military Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin © Reuters Lawrence Solomon, National Post: *You probably didn’t notice, but Trump and Putin are rebuilding a mighty military alliance* The Western press is preoccupied with demon Russia. We’re told that Russia through its tool, WikiLeaks, cost Hillary Clinton the election; that Russia hacked U.S. servers, effectively installing Donald Trump as president; that Russia is blackmailing Trump over sex scandals and secret business dealings; that Trump isn’t releasing his tax returns because they show Russian income;... more »

The Growing Russia - China Military Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Kim Kyung-Hoon *Sam LaGrone, USNI News:* *Report: Increased Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation Threatens U.S. Interests* China and Russia are growing closer militarily through a series of increasingly complex military exercises and sales of advanced arms that could create more security headaches for the U.S. and its allies, according to a new government report released Monday. The report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission outlines a pattern of cooperation between two of America’s security international rivals that could exacerbate tensions... more »

Why Eating Pomegranate Could Save Your Life

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There is a strong case here for including pomegranates in your diet. We already know about its cardiovascular benefits and now we are aware that it also suppresses cancer stem cells as well. . I think we need to simply use the fruit directly. i suggest that you break out a section equal to a quarter of the fruit each day to consume. It is a nice treat. I have personally worked up a daily protocol that now used both papaya and pineapple. Thus fitting in a little pomegrante is not difficult. What i do is slice the top of the pineapple of and then cut of a one ich or less disc. I ... more »

Fukushima Nightmare is Far From Over — Radiation Levels Have Just Hit a Record High

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
By now is should be obvious that we cannot build nuclear heat engines safely using the most commonly operated systems. I suspect that the Candu design come closest to an inherently safe system. At Fukushima, it is not obvious that they were able to extract much of the fuel at all. The only thing that we can be sure of is that the folks in charge have been lying and stonewalling while attempting to soldier on. I think that they are still trying to simply recover spent rods outside the reactors. What we knw now is that years of serious effort is ahead of us. . . *Fukushima Nig... more »

Do You Have The Stomach For Moss and Lichens?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Personally no, but i thought we should ask the question since they were in Neanderthal diets. I suspect that they used moss to handle hot rocks and certainly to wipe their ass. What this makes clear is that eating it is possible but unlikely. As they were eating mostly vegetables it is possible that they fished out chunks to eat with sticks and then used moss to hold the hot food while they ate. Thus we have ample practical reasons to be handling moss while eating, but no good reason to eat moss. all this would ensure some moss in the mix to be observed now. *Do You Have Th... more »

Some Neanderthals were Vegetarians who used Natural Forms of Penicillin and Aspirin as medicine

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
An interesting window on the Neanderthal life way. They obviously made tea. This meant a clay line hole in the ground at least when no pottery was available or more likely a clay lined wooden bucket. I suspect that the water was heated with hot rocks handled using wads of fresh moss and that is the best explanation for the presence of moss at all. A little moss left in the stew or beverage would not be a problem. It appears they were as adept as most hunter gatherers. . . *Some Neanderthals were vegetarians who used natural forms of penicillin and aspirin as medicine* *‘Ap... more »

The Debate: Israel Apartheid Report

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Mar 18, 2017 The United Nations is weak. This is according to the leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. He was referring to the United Nations’ U-turn because of a report by its own representative, the head of the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Rima Khalaf […]

Major Omen: David Rockefeller Is Dead

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
David Rockefeller, Illuminati Council of 13, kingpin, is the real ruler, king of America. – Published on Mar 20, 2017 At the age of 101 David Rockefeller has died and the world has rid itself of a dangerous globalist who fought to destroy freedom across the globe. end

Obama Used NSA & FBI to Spy on Trump – Veteran CIA Officer

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Mar 20, 2017 The mighty CIA has fallen victim to a major breach, with WikiLeaks revealing the true scope of the Agency’s ability for cyber-espionage. Its tools seem to be aimed at ordinary citizens – your phone, your car, your TV, even your fridge can become an instrument of surveillance in the hands […]

Assad: White Helmets Are Al-Qaeda And that’s Proven – But They Are Treated as ‘Humanitarian Heroes’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Mar 20, 2017 Syrian President Bashar Assad has hit out at the controversial nonprofit White Helmets, calling it a front for Islamic terrorism, and saying they are an example of Western narratives grotesquely distorting the truth about the conflict in the country. ” … the (Syrian) people support their Army (and) government is […]

First Democrat Official Tied To Elite Pedophile Ring Pleads Guilty (Video)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
First Democrat Official Tied To Elite Pedophile Ring Pleads Guilty (Video) by VOICE OF REASON, https://thelastgreatstand.com/ While the mainstream media has been trying to keep the public distracted with yet more stories about Russian conspiracies, the crackdown against high level pedophiles has begun. We have previously reported that many pedophiles are far from the image of a […]

The Number One Way Fake News Controls The Narrative

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Mar 19, 2017 In this video, Luke Rudkowski decides to share a very personal story with Arianna Huffington that relates to how CNN’s Brian Stelter was just called out on his show for controlling the narrative. Larry Johnson was on Brian Stelter’s CNN talking about Trump wiretapping allegations and exposed how the network […]

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family by Jerome Corsi | http://www.Infowars.com Bombshell discovery shows targets of NSA’s “Project Dragnet” UPDATE: Bombshell – Obama Illegally Spied on Sheriff Arpaio’s Prosecution WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) […]

Will Russiagate Backfire on the Left?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: will-russiagate-backfire-on-the-left] The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.

X22 Report, “The Economy Just Took One Step Closer To Collapsing”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Economy Just Took One Step Closer To Collapsing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1NAompB1MI

Singapore's Total Defence Policy Provides a Regional Model

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*March 21, 2017 *(Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen reiterated the importance of the city-state's policy of Total Defence. In his statement coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the British surrender of the island to Japanese forces in 1942, he spoke specifically about the 5 pillars of Total Defence. He emphasised that Singapore cannot depend on other nations for its defence, and warned that "*the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."* According to Singapore's Ministry of Defence website, the 5 pillars of Total Defence include... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
And the world's happiest country is... Norway https://t.co/yoGZVzDkAB pic.twitter.com/t94UXF37es — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 20, 2017

We realists are NOT climate change deniers.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
The Realist Point-of-ViewI do not remember how many times I have posted that we realists do NOT deny climate change. Mann pushing down the MWP. The TRUE DENIERS of climate change are the adherents to the flawed hockey stick. They DENY that climate didn't change until man increased his use of fossil fuels. This blog has previously reported the exchange between Dr David Deming and IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck (link.) IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck thought that David was in sympathy with the Alarmist scammers. Overpeck emailed Deming saying that they had to get rid of the ... more »

Did Russia Cut Its Defense Budget By 25 Percent?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *Did Russia Just Cut Its Defense Budget by a Whopping 25 Percent?* A new report from Jane’s suggesting that the Kremlin is undertaking draconian defense cuts is wrong, a top analyst specializing in Russian affairs says. While the Jane’s report cites cuts of twenty-five percent—or one trillion rubles—the actual reductions are only about seven percent or roughly 230 billion rubles. “Russian defense budget is going from 3.07 trillion RUB in 2016, to 2.84 trillion RUB in 2017, a reduction of ~7%, which is about 1% h... more »

Private prisons, explained

Brett C. Burkhardt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
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 »

How companies can stay ahead of the cybersecurity curve

Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Indiana University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
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 »

What dung beetles are teaching us about the genetics of sex differences

Cris Ledón-Rettig, Postdoctoral Fellow of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
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 »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Project 667BDR ballistic missile submarines K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets and K-223 Podolsk at Vilyuchinsk, Kamchatka. © PHOTO: SERGEI KONOVALOV/RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

Does the “Slime” Craze Bring Serious Health Risks?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Science does not support the wild claims of potential health problems caused by this sticky DIY craze.

David Rockefeller, “Mr. Globalist,” Dead at 101

William F. Jasper at rss - 1 day ago
[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).

New North Korean Propaganda Video Depicts The Destruction Of A U.S. Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

U.S. Government To Ban Electronics Devices Larger Than Cellphones On Airlines From 13 Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*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 »

Lack of correlation between tornadoes and temperature increase in the USA

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
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…

Trump Is Having An Impact-- Even In California

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
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…”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

No Trump-Russia Collusion Evidence: Head of US House Intelligence Committee

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

FBI Director Says “No Information” Supporting Trump’s ‘Wiretaps’ Tweets

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

EX CIA Robert Steele: The Deep State Is Blackmailing Our Politicians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
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 […]

DO THE DEPLORABLES KNOW THAT TRUMP IS INCAPABLE OF MAKING A DEAL?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
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 »

What’s more important than political change?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[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 gr

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