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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

26 March - Blogs I'm Following

12:08 am MDT Mar 27

Singapore Bigot Granted Asylum in US: A Taste of Things to Come

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 7 minutes ago
*March 27, 2017* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Singaporean Amos Yee fits the description of virtually every foreign-backed agitator used to target and undermine political orders worldwide as part of Washington's "soft power" toolkit. He is a young individual who, at 18 years old, was not particularly bright in school and possesses no practical talent or skill with which to contribute to society. Incapable of achieving positive attention based on his merit, he has embarked on a life of seeking negative attention based on his ability to agitate, insult and defame. Much of his behaviour be... more »

Momentum isn't magic – vindicating the hot hand with the mathematics of streaks

Adam Sanjurjo, Assistant Professor of Economics, Universidad de Alicante at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 8 minutes ago
When a player's on fire, is it hot hands? Basketball image via www.shutterstock.com. It’s NCAA basketball tournament season, known for its magical moments and the “March Madness” it can produce. Many fans remember Stephen Curry’s superhuman 2008 performance where he led underdog Davidson College to victory while nearly outscoring the entire determined Gonzaga team by himself in the second half. Was Curry’s magic merely a product of his skill, the match-ups and random luck, or was there something special within him that day? Nearly every basketball player, coach or fan believes that... more »

Economic Collapse is Here | David Kranzler

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
Published on Mar 25, 2017 The economy fell off a cliff months ago, the markets just don’t know it yet… Dave Kranzler from Investment Research Dynamics joins FinanceAndLiberty to reveal the data that the mainstream media fails to report that shows the economy is in a dire situation. In the midst of the collapsing economy, […]

Why Doesn’t Mainstream Media Report on Missing DC Girls?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
Published on Mar 24, 2017 Over the past couple of weeks almost 20 black and Latina girls have gone missing in Washington, DC. The disappearances have gained little or no attention from mainstream media. RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports. Then Sharece Crawford, an advisory neighborhood commissioner in the District, joins RT America’s Simone Del Rosario […]

‘US Military Budget Requires an Enemy’: Sanctions Imposed on 8 Russian Defense & Aviation Firms

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
Published on Mar 25, 2017 The Russian companies have been sanctioned by Washington over their alleged engagement in nuclear proliferation activity with Iran, North Korea and Syria. Paul Graig Robers, former Assistant Secretary of US Treasury, talks to RT on the issue. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86zu end

IDF Grab 8yo Palestinian Boy, Drag Him Away ‘to Find Stone-Throwers’, Human Rights Group Video Shows

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
Published on Mar 24, 2017 Courtesy: B’Tselem https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1jc… A Jerusalem-based human rights group has posted a video showing Israeli soldiers apparently seizing and “dragging” an eight-year-old Palestinian boy, reportedly to receive a tip-off on stone-throwers at a nearby settlement. The IDF said the boy himself was a suspect. Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) […]

Palestinian Anti-Settlement Protesters Clash with IDF, at Least 12 Injured as Military Opens Fire

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
Published on Mar 25, 2017 At least twelve Palestinians were injured after the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) opened fire on a group of protesters marching against the construction of new settlements east of Ramallah, Friday. end

Alien Invasion: The Ultimate False Flag

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for […]

Dr. Phil Exposes Elite Government Pedophile Ring On Mainstream TV

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
It is Satanic! It is not just about pedophilia. It is more than that. After sexual abuse of children, some of the kids are sacrifice (ie. killed, murdered on an altar) to Satan. – Dr. Phil Exposes Elite Government Pedophile Ring On Mainstream TV by Sean Adl-Tabatabai, http://yournewswire.com/, 23 March 2017 Dr. Phil exposed the crimes of […]

Will Washington Risk WW3 to Block an Emerging EU-Russia Superstate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 11 minutes ago
Will Washington Risk WW3 to Block an Emerging EU-Russia Superstate by Mike Whitney, http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/ The relentless demonization of Vladimir Putin is just one part of Washington’s multi-pronged strategy to roll-back Russian power in Central Asia and extinguish Putin’s dream of a “Greater Europe”. Along with the attempt to smear the Russian president as a “KGB thug” and “dictator”, the media has also […]

Is The U.S. About To Boost Support For The Saudi-Led War In Yemen?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
© AFP 2017/ FAYEZ NURELDINE *Foreign Policy*: *Pentagon Weighs More Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen* *As the administration debates how to confront Iran, some in the Pentagon favor ratcheting up support for Saudi Arabia’s campaign against Tehran-backed Houthi rebels.* The Pentagon is looking to increase support for Saudi Arabia’s two-year-old war against Houthi rebels in Yemen, signaling a possible expansion of Washington’s controversial backing for a campaign that human rights groups say has killed hundreds of civilians and fueled a growing humanitarian crisis. Several Defens... more »

Yemen War Has Now Passed The Two Year Mark

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Sanaa protest marks second Yemen conflict anniversary* Two-year war has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and pushed the country to the brink of famine. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sanaa, to mark the second anniversary of a war between a Saudi-led military coalition and rebels who had overthrown the government. The conflict has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and pushed the impoverished country to the brink of famine, according to the United Nations. The gathering on Sunday, which was organised by Houthi rebels,... more »

Trumping the State Department by Scot Faulkner

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 hour ago
I am posting the following at the request of Paul Driessen. Scot Faulkner recounts his experiences with the out-of-touch and spoiled State Department bureaucrats: *Trumping the State Department* Reining in the budget and activities of this bloated bureaucracy is essential Scot Faulkner President Trump’s budgetary assault on the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is long overdue. He is forcing a rethinking that will benefit America and the world. The State Department is one of the most bloated of federal bureaucracies. Front line consular ... more »

Real Question On Betting Form-- Odds Offered: What Will Trump Be Impeached For?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*The circus has come to town* Do you find it at all hard to figure out which outrageous Trump endeavor is supposed to get everyone's focus off some other, earlier Trump hour show? You know what I mean? Was the TrumpCare debacle supposed to get out minds off Putin-Gate? Or is Putin-Gate supposed to get us to stop paying attention to the establishment of a kakistocracy? Or is the kakistocracy just a distraction from the kleptocracy? Can this really go on for 4 years? It's just been like 3 months and he's got more scandal fodder going than everything that's happened since Nixon combine... more »

US Confirms That Coalition Air Strikes Killed 200 Civilians In West Mosul Last Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Rescue workers find 101 bodies in Mosul building destroyed in alleged U.S.-led strike* IRBIL, Iraq — Rescue workers said Sunday they had finished extracting more than 100 bodies from the ruins of a house in Mosul where the U.S.-led coalition is alleged to have carried out an airstrike. The remains of 101 people had been recovered from the rubble by the end of the day, said Col. Safaa Saadi, a civil defense official on the scene. Families may have also removed “a few” bodies from the wrecked building themselves without registering them, he said. The civil d... more »

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlIrYXR1knA

Study: 60 percent of rural millennials lack access to a political life

Felicia Sullivan, Senior Researcher at Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, Tufts Universityat Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Like older voters, young ones were divided by the 2016 presidential election. A recent study of millennial voters by Tufts University found that young people had starkly different opinions about politics and civic institutions based on race, gender and social class. One important dividing line separated rural and urban youth. Rural youth defied a stereotypical notion of young voters as uniformly liberal. Exit polls conducted by news media on Election Day showed that although 55 percent of voters under... more »

US-Backed Forces Have Seize The Syrian Air Base Near Raqqa From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S.-backed forces capture Islamic State-held airport near Euphrates dam* A U.S.-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State, close to the country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led international coalition, said in a statement it had seized the air base. Earlier, SDF spokesman Talal Silo said its fighters had seized "60 to 70 percent" of the airport but were still engaged in... more »

Islamic State Warns Syrian Dam Near Raqqa At Risk Of Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*DW:* *Raqqa residents evacuate as 'IS'-controlled dam risks collapse* Fighters with the 'Islamic State' (IS) group have reportedly ordered Raqqa residents to evacuate the city following reports that a Euphrates River dam could collapse. The group alleges that US air strikes had damaged it. Fierce fighting between so-called "Islamic State" (IS) jihadists and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the Tabqa Dam has put it out of service. A technical source from Syria told the AFP news agency that water levels in the reservoir were rising, which could inundate the surrounding ... more »

Leadership 2017 Candidate Profile: Pat Stogran

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 4 hours ago
The latest putative entrant in the leadership race is Pat Stogran - well-known for challenging the Harper Cons' callous treatment of veterans in his role as veterans' ombudsman. So how does Stogran fit into a field of current MPs and longtime activists, particularly when his own goal is largely to raise issues? Strengths The primary advantage Stogran brings to the race is the combination of broader name recognition and perceived media credibility. It's not clear exactly how familiar he'll be to the public, but between a prominently-featured book and a number of media appearances h... more »

Russia Readies Back-up System For Potentially Explosive “Split With International Banking System” SWIFT

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Russia Readies Back-up System For Potentially Explosive “Split With International Banking System” by Mac Slavo, http://www.SHTFplan.com The grand order of things could be undergoing some major overhauls. To put it more bluntly, a war to reset the global financial order is about to be unleashed. Preparations inside Russia are being made in case the ultimate banking […]

NSA Whistleblower Bill Binney: Trump Was Right On “Wiretap”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Published on Mar 24, 2017 Tucker Carlson interviews Bill Binney, an NSA Whistleblower, who claims that President Donald Trump was right when he claimed that he had been wiretapped. Originally aired March 24, 2017. NSA Whistleblower: Trump Was Right On Wiretap Bill Binney – Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News 3/24/17 end

John Williams: Trump is America’s Last Chance

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
John Williams: Trump is America’s Last Chance by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Economist John Williams says President Trump has to do something fast and big to turn the faltering U.S. economy around. Williams explains, “You are seeing the economy slow down. Some people are recognizing that. The Fed’s statement a week or two ago […]

Did President Trump Give German Chancellor Merkel A $340 Billion Bill For NATO Services

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *The Independent:* *Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel* President estimated Germany’s underspend on alliance over the past 12 years, then added interest. Angela Merkel will reportedly ignore Donald Trump’s attempts to extricate £300bn from Germany for what he deems to be owed contributions to Nato. The US President is said to have had an “invo... more »

Anti-Corruption Protests Throughout Russia. Hundreds Arrested.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters* Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The protests, reckoned to be the biggest since a wave of anti-Kremlin demonstrations in 2011/2012, come a year before a presidential election that Vladimir Putin is expected to contest, running for what would be a fourth term. Opinion polls suggest the liberal oppo... more »

Did Señor Trumpanzee Inadvertently Help Merkel Win Today's Saarland Election?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Germany will go to the polls September 24 to elect a new parliament (Bundestag). Right now Merkel's right-of-center Christian Democratic Union has a coalition government with the slightly left-of-center Social Democrats (emphasis on "slightly"). Her party holds 311 seats (41.5%) and the Social Dems hold 193 seats (25.7%) of the 598 members. The only other parties with Bundestag seats are The Left (64 seats) and the Greens (63 seats). The AfD, the neo-Nazi Putin-Backed Alternative for Germany Party of Frauke Petry is trying to break into Parliament in the upcoming elections. Today ... more »

Growing Unrest In Belarus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*BBC*:* Belarus protests: Government defends mass arrests* Belarus has defended the arrests of hundreds of people who were taking part in rare protests on Saturday. About 400 people were detained, and some beaten, in the protests against a tax on those classed as under-employed. More people were arrested on Sunday in further demonstrations in the capital, Minsk, and other cities. Belarus tolerates little dissent but has recently been seeking to improve ties with the West and reduce its dependency on Russia. The foreign ministry said the demonstrations on Saturday were not peacefu... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion's well-studied interstellar clouds. *Click image for larger size.* In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have intriguing and some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. T... more »

"True Knowledge..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"There is a difference between a question and a wonder. I would prefer to answer only questions that will be useful to you. A child looks up at the starry sky at night and wonders. He is filled with the joy of the mystery of creation. Why should I explain everything to you and take away that joy? I will not. The purpose of my words is to create silence, to create joy. I am not here to stuff your head full of knowledge. A child starts out innocent. You ask him something and he says, "I don't know." Then that child grows up and thinks he knows everything. I'll teach you something. I'... more »

“A Man You’ve Never Heard of Saved Your Life”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“A Man You’ve Never Heard of Saved Your Life”* by George Washington “On October 27, 1962, a man you’ve never heard of saved your life. It was at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the U.S. and Soviet Union were on hair trigger alert for World War Three. And an order to launch a nuclear missile against Americans was actually given by the commander and political officer of a Soviet nuclear submarine. One man stopped global nuclear war. Edward Wilson explains in the Guardian: “An American spy plane had been shot down over Cuba while another U2 had got lost and strayed into ... more »

X22 Report: “The Elite & Ultra Wealthy Are Preparing For Something Big”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*X22 Report: “The Elite & Ultra Wealthy Are Preparing For Something Big”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyeGJmBDBQU

Longest Walk 5 Photos Northern Utah by Bad Bear

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
. . . Photos and videos by Western Shoshone photojournalist Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson Ute Fort Duchesne March 26, 2017 . Bad Bear .

Leadership 2017 Candidate Profile: Niki Ashton

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 5 hours ago
For Ashton alone among the NDP's leadership candidates, we've been through this exercise before. But for a candidate who stood out for her youth in 2012, it's remarkable how little has changed this time around. Strengths Once again, youth and expanded appeal are obvious priorities for all of the NDP's leadership candidate. And for the second time, Ashton is the candidate who personally reflects those opportunities - particularly in light of her successful outreach tour talking to young workers about their experiences with precarious work and life. Having run a leadership campaign b... more »

Leadership 2017 Candidate Profile: Guy Caron

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 5 hours ago
So far, media coverage of Guy Caron's NDP leadership campaign has focused largely on one note (that being his basic income proposal). But there's plenty more to his candidacy - and he may well emerge as the party's favourite when it comes time to vote. Strengths Both Caron's core campaign promise and his signature issues in Parliament (including fighting tax evasion and facilitating family transfers of small businesses) connect to his theme of economic competence. And the primary message he's conveying to NDP voters is indeed that he can both help reframe the debate on economic iss... more »

Fukushima Refugees: Decontamination in "Difficult To Return to Zones"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
You've probably read that Japan is lifting some of the evacuation orders for areas contaminated by Fukushima Daiichi: Chikako Kawahara and Osamu Uchiyama. (February 28, 2017). SIX YEARS AFTER: 4 more districts in Fukushima set to be declared safe to return to. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201702280051.html Evacuation orders will be lifted shortly [April 1] for four more municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture, but the prospect of residents returning to their old homes in huge numbers seems unlikely. ...The government intends to pay for the decontamination o... more »

Will Climate Alarmism Abate As Disaster Fails To Materialize?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: It is time for dirty science to clean up its own act By Larry Bell ~ Let’s finally clean the air on hysterical claims that switching from CO2-emitting fossil fuels to anemic and intermittent so-called “renewable” energy sources will quell rising tides of despair for polar bears. And…

State of the Climate 2016 – based exclusively on observations

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: A report on the State of the Climate in 2016 which is based exclusively on observations rather than climate models was published yesterday by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Video and full report follows. Compiled by Dr Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography at the University Centre…

Californians think climate change is happening but that it won’t hurt them, survey finds | The Sacramento Bee

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: Californians are more likely to believe that global warming is happening than residents of nearly every other state – but that doesn’t mean all Californians agree about it. Belief that global warming is real ranges from around 65 percent in rural, mountainous counties like Shasta, Lassen, Tehama and Modoc…

Earth Hour: Just Virtue-Signaling

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: Recommended post by Anthony Watts at WUWT Earth Hour: A Dissent by Ross McKitrick Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics at University of Guelph, Canada.(Photo Credit Wikipedia) In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour. Here is my response. I…

Fear of Nuclear – Part 3

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Roger Graves This post deals with the disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power stations, and whether our fears concerning it are justified. You can also read Part 1 and Part 2. Technician handling an unused CANDU reactor natural uranium fuel bundle. Note the absence…

Fear of Nuclear – Part 2

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Roger Graves In a recent post I discussed the exaggerated fears our society seems to have about nuclear power. One of the primary objections to nuclear power is the belief that all ionizing radiation, at whatever level of intensity, is harmful and carries a risk…

Climate “Science” on Trial; Give a Climate Alarmist Enough Rope They’ll Hang Themselves

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 6 hours ago
Ask any real scientist to examine the factors impacting climate and they would almost certainly identify the most significant factors, those being solar radiation and water vapor. A simple input/output model focused on the most powerful/significant variables. The problem with the field of climate “science” is there is no incentive to seek the truth, in … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; Give a Climate Alarmist Enough Rope They’ll Hang Themselves"

Leadership 2017 Candidate Profile: Charlie Angus

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
If Peter Julian's leadership campaign has been surprising in its relatively push toward controversy, Charlie Angus may be defying expectations in the opposite direction - as the punk rocker has been the most serene figure in the race so far. Strengths Rather than spending much of the first two debates on a soapbox, Angus has thus far positioned himself as the comparatively happy warrior of the leadership campaign. His interjections so far have been measured, upbeat and personally compelling compared to those of his competitors - and members looking for an attitude and tone reminis... more »

Musical Interlude: Runrig, “Running to the Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Runrig, “Running to the Light” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BRZ-SFFnMg

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"What Makes People Tick? Exploring An Alternate Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"What Makes People Tick? Exploring An Alternate Universe"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Many people are very different from ourselves and coming to a place of acceptance can make the road easier. All people have their own way of being in the world. It is easiest to comprehend this basic yet profound fact when we consider that every human being on the planet occupies a distinct role in the universe. We grow up in different environments, affected by a unique range of influences. The preferences, values, and beliefs we embrace are frequently related intimately to our origins. And t... more »

"A World Of Lies..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reality of our world is buried under so many layers of official deception and well-cultivated public ignorance about our history and our political system. Even if you break through somehow, momentarily, and hold up a fragment of the truth, most people have no context for dealing with it. It's like a bolt from the blue, they can't process the information. And so the sea of lies closes over us agai... more »

Leadership 2017 Candidate Profile: Peter Julian

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
I'll start my series of NDP leadership candidate profiles with the first to enter the leadership race - and the one who's likely done the most to shape the campaign so far. I've noted before my surprise at the choices made so far by Peter Julian's campaign: a candidate who could have portrayed himself as the safest of consensus choices has instead generated a great deal of polarization. But Julian nonetheless looks to be an extremely strong contender. *Strengths* Again, the primary advantage held by Julian is his experience as an NDP activist and organizer, and it's showing so far ... more »

Silver Lining of the Silver Streak Trainwreck

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 8 hours ago
With nearly a trillion dollars worth of succulent tax cuts dangling just out of reach of ravening plutocratic jaws, is it really a coincidence that Republicans pulled their wealth care package just as the stock market was closing for the weekend? I suspect the main reason that GOP leaders prolonged their charade for one more theatrical day was not to glean more votes, but to buy time to plot their next billionaire-saving move. Anything to avoid the public spectacle of a market dive, anything keep investors and health insurance predators from thrashing around in a greedy panic before... more »

"You Think They're Nice..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"That's why crazy people are so dangerous. You think they're nice until they're chaining you up in the garage." - Michael Buckley

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

"The Ultimate Inversion..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force". - Ayn Rand

If We Had A Real President...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
If we had a real president in the White House, instead of a grifter pretending to be a clown, he would have announced that his party has tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and that the next step is to have the Republicans and the Democrats sit down together and figure out-- for the good of the country-- a nonpartisan/non-ideological approach (based on Trump's own campaign promises) for fixing the problems in the ACA. Instead, Trump lamely tried blaming the Democrats for his own party being unable get its huge congressional majority to even take up the bill they had... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 158, March 25, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
News about Mosul was dominated by the Coalition bombing that left over 200 casualties. U.S. officials have admittedthat the Coalition carried out air strikes in the Jadida neighborhood on March 17, but not to causing any losses. General Saadi of the Golden Division was quotedin the New York Times that the Iraqi forces called in a hit on three houses that the Islamic State were using for snipers, but they didn’t know there were civilians inside. He went on to claim that this was a trap set by IS to stop the battle. Another Iraqi general told the Washington Post that there was a car... more »

It's popcorn time as Ken Livingstone Warns He Will Sue Labour If He Is Expelled For Anti-Semitism per The Huffington Post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
'Ken Livingstone has warned he will take Labour to court if it expels him over alleged anti-Semitism. The former Mayor of London told HuffPost UK that leading barrister Michael Mansfield QC and solicitor Imran Khan were preparing a judicial review, which could end up costing the party tens of thousands of pounds.' More here http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/uk_58d54dd5e4b03787d357fadb Time to get the popcorn in?


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 9 hours ago
The *New York Post*'s Salena Zito says that Donald Trump's low approval ratings don't matter. Why? Because in American politics, geography is everything. Live in an urban, minority or college setting, and Donald J. Trump is underwater in the polls in a big way; he gets a frosty 29 percent approval rating in the cities, 35 percent approval in the urban suburbs, in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. But, live in the second ring of suburbs outside the cities, or the exurbs or the third and fourth rings that comprise rural America, and the president gets a 53 percent to 59 perc... more »

"The Day Earth Was Murdered"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Day Earth Was Murdered"* by Paul Craig Roberts “Change you can believe in” disappeared in the early days of the Obama regime as the same Washington insiders filled the new government’s ranks. David Brooks sung the praises of those who made change impossible: “the best of the Washington insiders, Achievetrons who got double 800s on their SATs.” Eight years later Donald Trump was specific about the changes he intended, the two most important being normalized relations with Russia and the return home of the middle class jobs and associated state and local tax base that US corp... more »

$10 Trillion Missing from Pentagon and No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: pentagon]Over two decades, the Pentagon has lost an astonishing $10 trillion — and the Defense Department has no idea where it went.

Droughts, Famines and Floods In The 1870s

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Those who know much better than us would like to return the world’s climate to pre-industrial conditions. They seem to think the climate was perfect then. Perhaps they should study a bit of history, such as this snippet from HH Lamb’s…

Exposing the failed polar bear scare to a an enthusiastic and influential audience

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: I’ve just returned from a few days in Washington DC, where I presented the details on the global warming icon that refused to die as modeled (see my slide #12 below) to an enthusiastic and influential audience at The Heartland Institute‘s 12th International Climate Change Conference (ICCC-12). Polar bear science got…

CO2 is Life; Index of Recent Posts

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
Vindication of the Arctic Wind Arctic Ice Connection Theory Atmospheric CO2 and Man’s Production of CO2 Relationship Theory Did Cosmic Rays end the CA Drought Theory? Cosmic Rays and Polar Winds Theory Useful Idiots don’t rely on facts, the politics of AGW Climate McCartyism, the politics of AGW German builds wind farms while NATO burns … Continue reading "CO2 is Life; Index of Recent Posts"

Speak of the Devil; Nature Confirms the Arctic Sea Ice Atmospheric Circulation Theory

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
Just a few days ago I published an article detailing the theory that Arctic sea ice loss was largely due to Arctic wind patterns. Here is the article. The first hypothesis is that the recent decline in Arctic ice is due largely to natural phenomenon related to the direction of the polar winds. The theory goes … Continue reading "Speak of the Devil; Nature Confirms the Arctic Sea Ice Atmospheric Circulation Theory"

Trump is Obama’s Legacy. Will this Break up the Democratic Party? by Michael Hudson

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
by Michael Hudson Writer, Dandelion Salad Michael Hudson, March 23, 2017 March 26, 2017 Nobody yet can tell whether Donald Trump is an agent of change with a specific policy in mind, or merely a catalyst heralding an as yet undetermined turning point. His first month in the White House saw him melting into the […]

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Trump is America’s Last Chance- John Williams"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Trump is America’s Last Chance- John Williams"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Economist John Williams says President Trump has to do something fast and big to turn the faltering U.S. economy around. Williams explains, “You are seeing the economy slow down. Some people are recognizing that. The Fed’s statement a week or two ago, many analysts consider that dovish. The Fed knows what’s going on here. They are trying to get rates up a little, but they have a circumstance that they are not out of the woods with the banks. What they are hoping for is maybe the Trump Administratio... more »

Droughts, Famines and Floods In The 1870s

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Those who know much better than us would like to return the world’s climate to pre-industrial conditions. They seem to think the climate was perfect then. Perhaps they should study a bit of history, such as this snippet from HH Lamb’s Climate, History and the Modern World: And it […]

Most Americans Oppose Oil And Gas Drilling On Federal Lands

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
The majority of Americans oppose drilling for oil on federally protected lands, a new poll showed Friday. The results is the first time most American are against the idea since the Gallup polling company began asking about the subject. The report comes the same day President Donald Trump approved plans for the Keystone XL Pipeline that has been heavily criticized by environmental groups and Native American tribes. If constructed, the pipeline would stretch 1,450 kilometers (900 miles) from Canada to the Texas coast and carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Of the 1,000 pe... more »

School Orders a Boy to Undress Next to a Girl?

snopes.com staff at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A pending lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district pertains to the use of gendered facilities by transgender students.

Passengers Denied Boarding for Wearing Leggings on United Airlines Flight?

Brooke Binkowski at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A woman traveling from Colorado says two girls were barred from flying until they changed their clothes.

283 People Have Already Been Killed by Police this Year, Setting Record Pace

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: killed]Only because of vigilant citizen reporting do we know police officer killings of citizens is on track to exceed 1,000 deaths in 2017.

Leadership 2017 Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
A few notes worth a look in advance of today's youth-focused debate... - Kyle Duggan reports on Pat Stogran's imminent entry into the race. And The View Up Here features an extended interview to introduce Stogran as a candidate, while CTV offers a shorter interview. - Anishinabek News examines Charlie Angus' focus on First Nations issues. Robert McCarthy offers an endorsement of Niki Ashton. And Jean-Philippe Langlais takes note of Guy Caron's analysis that the Libs' underwhelming budget only highlights the need for a progressive economic vision, while Tereza Verenca reports on Pete... more »

Is the BBC biased about Brexit? Guess what?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The magnificent Craig at isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has a report of a news-watch analysts of the BBC Radio 4 Today program coverage of Brexit '... News-watch have (correctly) taken the maximal approach and covered every business spot on Today over a six month period. In summary, the stats show that of the 366 guest speakers featured: 192 (53%) were negative about the impact of Brexit 114 (31%) were neutral contributions 60 (16%) were positive about the impact of Brexit In other words, "there were three times more anti-Brexit speakers than pro-Brexit ones invited by the BBC to p... more »

Italian Public Prosecutor Accuses NGOs of Abetting Illegal Immigration into Italy

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
I am so unsurprised by this revelation. The left are set on destroying European civilisation and mass third would immigration is the weapon that they have chosen so to do. 'An Italian public prosecutor has called for monitoring of the funding of NGOs engaged in rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, noting that "the facilitation of illegal immigration is a punishable offense regardless of the intentions." The remarks of Carmelo Zuccaro, the chief prosecutor of Catania (Sicily), followed closely on the release of a report last week by the border control agency of the Europea... more »

Taking Raqqa: Dam, Airport Captured- US Deal with Kurds On Syrian Territory

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Day 4- Amazing progress- Dam almost taken + Airport taken + No resistance from ISIS * *I've been following this news and collecting information all morning for what would be a very necessary post on the situation taking place presently, concerning the operation to take Raqqa. * *The latest two news items first- I'll update with both earlier news and breaking news later today* *Sputnik Headline: Syria's Biggest Dam Partially Collapses Due to Fighting* Syria’s largest Tabqa Dam located on the Euphrates river partially has collapsed on Sunday as a result of the fighting between armed... more »

What Causes global temperature – Quiz

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 12 hours ago

The true face of feminism

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Four days ago, The Harvard Crimson published a rant by its staff writer Miss Nian Hu, Beware the male feminist which sheds some light on the insane claims that the purpose of feminism is equality between sexes – instead of a totalitarian arrangement of the society that is or was analogous to the plans of Nazis, Islamists, communists, climate alarmists, and other -ists that pick a privileged part of the society and systematically terrorize (and sometimes exterminate) the rest. Superficially, the article is an attack on the male feminists – the pathetic would-be men who vote for Hill... more »

Most Southerners Didn't Own Slaves, So Why...?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
When Frank Hyman-- whose essay on racism in the *News&Observer* I want to discuss below, was in first grade, he got in trouble for calling a classmate the N-word. The classmate was Hispanic. It reminded me of a run-in with racism I once had in San Francisco when I was much younger. I met a farm boy who had run away from home in the Sacramento Delta area and hitch-hiked down to San Francisco. On our way back to my apartment in my old Ford Fairlane we drove through the Fillmore district and we stopped at a light at a corner where there were 4 or 5 black guys hanging put. My young fa... more »

Florida Homeowner Forced to Remove ‘Racist’ Blue Lives Matter Flag?

snopes.com staff at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The father of a Florida woman said her homeowner's association ordered the removal of her Blue Lives Matter flag due to a complaint it was "racist."

Interview WIth Mark Ames: The Unending Baffling Frenzy Over Trump, Putin, And Russia

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Mark Ames, a journalist and co-host of the Radio War Nerd podcast. Ames also is the co-author of “The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia” and “Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion The post Interview WIth Mark Ames: The Unending Baffling Frenzy Over Trump, Putin, And Russia appeared first on Shadowproof.

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - David Olive offers his take on what a basic income should look like - and is optimistic that Ontario's ongoing experiment should hit the mark: A UBI would be pointless in the absence of existing supports. In the Ontario pilot projects, the payout for a single person will be $1,689 per month. That’s still short of living costs. Average Toronto rent for a two-bedroom apartment ($1,450 per month) and a Metropass ($134 per month) leaves just $116 per month for food, clothing, prescriptions and other costs. The model devised by Segal, a longtime... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
It certainly looks as if President Trump wants Paul Ryan humiliated -- or does it? Here's a story that's getting a lot of attention right now: President Donald Trump tweeted a message on Saturday encouraging his followers to watch Judge Jeanine Pirro's show, who opened her show immediately demanding that House Speaker Paul Ryan resign. The Fox News host kicked off her show, *Justice With Judge Jeanine,* with her "Opening Statement" segment, which called for Ryan to step down after the GOP's health care bill failed to gain enough votes to continue. "Paul Ryan needs to step down as s... more »

A powerful show is explaining why a system that holds women back is bad for everyone

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 14 hours ago
‘Mansplaining Masculinity’ is a show by Dave Pickering. In it, Pickering attempts to explain that the patriarchal system in which we live isn’t just bad for women, it’s also bad for men. But unlike the recent crop of Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs), Pickering doesn’t position the problems affecting men as being the fault of women. […] The post A powerful show is explaining why a system that holds women back is bad for everyone appeared first on The Canary.

Cops Go to Innocent Woman’s Home, Shoot Her Dog for No Reason, Take No Responsibility

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: dog]A Kentucky Highway Patrolman reportedly shot a couple's dog after the dog for doing nothing more than barking at the officer.

As Americans Fatter than Ever, World Faces Worst Starvation Crisis Since WWII

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: starvation]As starvation strikes many countries across the globe, Americans' obesity rates are at an all-time high.

Pivotal Lawsuit Shows Widely Used Antidepressant Increases Suicide Risk Over 800 Percent

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: antidepressant]GlaxoSmithKline is accused of providing misleading and incomplete warning information that led to a man's suicide, according to a recent court case.

How the heck did they choose that name?

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
If anyone knows why this GPS car tracker has the name it does, please let me know.

Take-aways from the Washington, D.C. Heartland Climate Change Conference

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Andy May This was my first climate change conference and I had a great time. So, here is a quick note sharing my most memorable take-aways from the conference. Most of the comments below are paraphrased, but if they are exact quotes, I’ve put them in quotation…

Douglas Carswell and the Fall of UKIP

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 14 hours ago
As surprises in politics go, this one's right up there with night following day. In case you've hid in a cave or were too dazzled by the March for Europe's liberal virtue, Douglas Carswell has resigned from the United Kingdom Independence Party. Something of a square peg in a round hole, Carswell's politics are complete crap. They dress an apologia for the megawealthy up in the taffeta of individual autonomy and pearls of hypermodernity. That said, his market fundamentalism doesn't come with extra wrappings of racism and sexism, as per official kipperism, nor the patrician know-all... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Earthquake fault heightens California tsunami threat, experts say .Scientists Warn That The Coming California Megaquake Could Plunge Large Portions Of The State Into The OceanHouse Intel chair: Paul Manafort agrees to testify about Russia connectionsWhat allegedly happens inside Scientology's notorious 'prison camp' called 'The Hole' The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind Trump China is investing billions into US startups building cutting-edge products that could have military applications 5 survival myths that could get you killedThe stories from inside North K... more »

They’re Not “Seagulls”— and Other Fun Gull Facts!

Bird-Rescue at International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters - 15 hours ago
By Joanna Chin Photos by Byron Chin I have been a fan of gulls for over fifteen years. Amusingly enough, what piqued my interest was the gulls in the movie Finding Nemo. While those gulls were not the brightest, and thus their portrayal not the most accurate, I was so amused by them that I […]

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Sorry Environmentalists, DNA Causes 66% Of Cancers

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
If you read the claims of environmental groups, trace levels of chemicals are the source of most cancers, even if they are well below harmful levels, due to vague claims of "bioaccumulation." If you read the recent claims of the EPA, air pollution is causing acute deaths, even though the United States has some of the cleanest air in the world and no one can find any deaths it has caused during the entire existence of the EPA. read more

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
*Damned, Horrible Lies* *The mirror lies.* When I get up in the morning and look into it, I instinctively ask the question, asked by men since mirrors came into use, "who is that old b@stard?" I was recently invited to Credenhill, England this coming summer to spend some time with old friends, many of whom I haven't seen in forty years since a secondment to the Brits when I was in the US Navy. My response was, "*That's a filthy lie*, it can't have been forty years." Friends, *the clock is a remorseless foe* and in the end it will kill us all. *The moral to this story is*, "fight l... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Greenie writer for hire is full of vitriol but neglects the underlying facts* *Graham Readfearn is a "freelance" writer who earns his keep by writing scary stories for Left-leaning publications. And he gets a lot of gravy from "The Guardian". The article below is just one of his typical hit-pieces that treat as gospel all that Warmists have said and sedulously avoids real critical thinking. He criticies James Delingpole only. He shows no signs of critical thinking about what Warmists say. He protects his funding.So it's all rather a riot below. It so... more »

Are The U.S. And Russia Working To Expel Iran Out Of Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post:* *Report: US, Russia agree to help Israel 'expel' Iran from Syria* Israel hopes, with the help of Russia and the United States, that enough pressure can be placed on Iranian-backed militias to the point where they can be removed. The United States, Russia and Israel have reportedly reached a consensus on the need to restrict and eventually expel pro-Iranian forces from gaining influence in Syria, the Kuwati daily newspaper Al-Rai reported Saturday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the Arab outlet, has reached an understanding with Washington and Mos... more »

There Is Nothing That Is Beyond Hope - A Quotation From Christina Conti

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago

Holding Republicans Who Wanted To Take Away Their Constituents' Health Insurance Accountable

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Let's go beyond the orgy of recriminations and finger-pointing over the massive and devastating Ryan-Trump-Pence-Price health care loss. This weekend, *Wall Street Journal* readers are being told to see it as "a major blow to the Trump Presidency, the GOP majority in Congress, and especially to the cause of reforming and limiting government." The damage is all the more acute because it was self-inflicted. President Trump was right to say on Friday that Democrats provided no help, but Democrats were never going to vote to repeal President Obama ’s most important legislation. And t... more »

Civilian Casualties From U.S.-Coalition Airstrikes Are Hitting Record Numbers Right Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
THAIER AL-SUDANI/REUTERS *The Independent*: *Civilian deaths from US-led airstrikes hit record high under Donald Trump* 'These reported casualty levels are comparable with some of the worst periods of Russian activity in Syria,' says Airwars.org A non-profit organisation that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding US-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group, called Airwars.org, had been tracking deaths caused by both Russian and US airstrikes but said in a statement Fr... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Trump’s Responsible Decision to End an After-School Program That Harms Children* President Donald Trump has clear justification for his recommendation to eliminate a $1.2 billion after-school program administered by the Department of Education. Rigorous scientific evidence shows that the program, called 21st Century Community Learning Centers, harms children. Advocates of evidence-based policy should applaud the president’s fiscally responsible decision, part of his fiscal year 2018 budget request. The role of the federal government in funding after-school programs increased su... more »

House Leaders Pull Doomed ObamaCare Replacement Bill. What Now?

Michael Tennant at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: house-leaders-pull-doomed-obamacare-replacement-bill] House leaders withdrew their unpopular ObamaCare replacement bill Friday rather than see it go down to defeat, a setback for both House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump.

U.S. Navy Keep Out!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
The first U.S. Navy destroyer makes port call at Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea. The Obama-Clinton (and now Trump) 'pivot' of 60% of U.S. forces into the Asia-Pacific requires more barracks for American troops, more ports-of-call for American warships and more airfields for Washington's warplanes. The Pentagon does not care about the impact this 'pivot' has on the lives of people in the region. Villagers and supporters in Gangjeong met the Navy destroyer with a protest and denounced its arrival. We'll be talking about all of this on April 1 in Bath, Maine at the n... more »

UK: What British Muslims Really Think

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Post the latest Islamist terrorist attack on London the usual idiots and liars are telling the British public that there are only a tiny minority of Muslims who support terrorism and that the Islamists ideology is a perversion of a great religion of peace. Fine words, shame they're crap. The truth is out there, it's pretty easy to find too. 'The 615-page survey found that more than 100,000 British Muslims sympathize with suicide bombers and people who commit other terrorist acts. Moreover, only one in three British Muslims (34%) would contact the police if they believed that som... more »

How U.S. Artillery Is Being Used To 'Obliterate' Islamic State Fighters In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
US Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit move a M-777 Lightweight Howitzer into place on the flight deck of USS Carter Hall at the Morehead City Port, NC, August 28, 2010.Staff Sgt. Danielle Bacon/US Marine Corps *Business Insider:* *This is the massive cannon US Marines are using to obliterate ISIS fighters in Syria* As coalition forces slowly make gains in liberating Mosul from ISIS control, another campaign to finally oust the terror group's forces is taking place in Raqqa, Syria. According to The Washington Post, a contingent of US Marines fro... more »

On The Front Line In The Battles Around Damascus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Opposition forces members clash with Assad regime forces in Jobar and Qabun district of Damascus Anadolu Agency *The Independent: *T*anks, suicide bombs and bayonets: On the front line in the battles around Damascus* *Endgames: inside Syria and Iraq In the first in a series of exclusive dispatches from the crucible of war, Robert Fisk reports from Syria’s capital, where regime soldiers are fighting hand to hand with opposition fighters* The soldier was grinning, his wounds bandaged but blood still on his hands. He had the weary, cynical, joyful eyes of a man who had survived. Gunf... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- March 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Independent*:* Raqqa offensive to begin in days despite Syria's UN ambassador warning against 'invasion'* *The Kurdish-led SDF has been on the offensive since November, aiming to surround the city.* US-backed Syrian fighters have reached a major dam held by the Isis group in the north of Syria, according to officials. Cihan Sheikh Ehmed, spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said the fighting was continuing at the entrance of the Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates river, adding that there are casualties among Isis fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Hu... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Happy #MedalOfHonorDay to our heroes: https://t.co/7vrzYLpUOL pic.twitter.com/A7IYSlRgoc — The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 25, 2017

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Three Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats are seen near the U.S. aircraft carrier, USS George H. W. Bush while transiting Straits of Hormuz as U.S. Navy helicopter hovers over them during early hours of March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago

Roman Abramovich: Russian Oligarch; Putin Friend; Owner of Evraz – Maker of Keystone XL/ Dakota Access Pipes

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Pipes by Russian company Evraz in Canada. Evraz is controlled-owned by Putin friend and King-maker Roman Abramovich, along with other … Continue reading →

Links + stuff

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*Antique noisemaker, used at a rally.* - *Growing in scariness and importance*: Taiwanese activist disappears in Chinese airport. - Trmp trade pick wants to improve trade relations with Taiwan - As witty observer Chris Horton observed on Twitter, China scores own goal by impounding Singapore armored vehicles in Hong Kong. Singapore has invited ROC navy to visit, first time since 2002. Well played, Singapore. - Cole at Taiwan Sentinel: Strengthening Taiwan-Japan relations makes perfect sense. - *Hegemonic Warfare Watch*: Peter Enav is wrong. Asia is not L... more »

That's Not His Style

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
Americans were in danger of losing their health care last week. They dodged a bullet. But there is a bigger danger looming. Tony Burman writes: During a visit to South Korea earlier this month, Rex Tillerson, [Donald] Trump’s secretary of state, announced what appeared to be a dramatic change in American policy toward the nuclear threat of North Korea. Since the diplomacy of the past 20 years has “failed,” he warned, pre-emptive military action against North Korea is now “on the table.” Tillerson’s warning reflected the U.S. government’s worry that Kim’s renegade regime is accele... more »

An Autism Parent’s Vows

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson The high school spring sports season just started, so Fiona’s not getting home until almost 7pm. As soon as dinner is over, the rest of her evening is devoted to studying. Ronan’s big sister works hard both...

"A moment of calm and clever reflection"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Sayeeda Warsi was on *The Andrew Marr Show *this morning arguing that the Westminster attack had nothing to do with Islam. People from all religions can carry out violent acts, she said, and Masood "was a violent Christian long before he was a violent Muslim". She also condemned the government's "obsessive focus" on "Islamic ideology" - a term she regards as "not factually correct" - and wants to see the present Prevent strategy replaced by a new strategy which will better engage with Muslims. Now, *you* may have thought that her contribution was the usual, predictable guff from t... more »

When a layman has no chance to comprehend the bit-qubit difference

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
I am often dreaming about being able to extract 1/2 of my brain and donate parts to others. Why? Because, as Sheldon Cooper has observed, being stupid isn't a reason to cry. Being sad is a reason to cry. For example, I am sad because other people are so stupid! The Internet events that maximally influenced this beautiful sunny Sunday morning were comments by the Kansas-based user AP under the June 2016 blog post Leaning of information, not an interaction, is what causes the collapse. As you may recall, and as you can see by thinking about the title, the main point of the blog pos... more »

Another poll

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Here's an opinion poll finding from YouGov: Besides the bizarre (but probably inevitable) 9% who think the BBC was biased in favour of Brexit, the interesting statistic here is that only 30% of voters think the BBC behaved impartially over Brexit.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Andrew Marr's introduction this morning: Good morning A simple hire car. A knife - and they're not hard to buy. And a deranged man who fits no easy pattern. Isn't the truth that sometimes it is completely impossible to stop acts of terrorism, and we need to learn to live with that unhappy fact? Do we know he was "a deranged man"?

Facing a future of technologic wonders: Artificial Intelligence

Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
Don’t be demoralized; we’ve faced waves of anti-science mania before. Today, let’s assume we decide to resume being a boldly confident, ever-ambitious, scientific and technological civilization, in which children believe they can be better than their parents… but parents make that goal hard to achieve, in the best way, because we’re improving too!

IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher on TED

Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
Danaher, an academic based at the National University of Ireland, Galway, laid out his argument regarding the uncertain future regarding sex robots and their consequences at TEDxWHU last month in a 17-minute talk called “Symbols and Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate.” Full Article and Video Here

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Through My Eyes (Nebulae)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTgHuUuDQg

Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed By U.S. Air Strike In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S. airstrike kills al-Qaeda leader responsible for deaths of two Americans, Pentagon says* A U.S. airstrike this week in southeastern Afghanistan targeted an al-Qaeda leader connected to multiple terrorist attacks, including a hotel bombing in 2008 that killed two U.S. service members, the Pentagon said Saturday. The March 19 strike, probably carried out by a drone, killed Qari Yasin in Afghanistan’s Paktika province. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” said Def... more »

Have US Rules Of Engagement Changed To Make It Easier To Launch Military Strikes?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Smoke rises over the city during clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily *David Iaconangelo, CSM:* *Airstrikes in Mosul kill civilians: Are US rules of engagement getting slacker?* Iraqi officers say they're suspending operations against ISIS in Mosul after US-led airstrikes killed as many as 137 civilians this week. Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say a series of airstrikes carried out there in recent weeks by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State could have killed as many as 200 civilians, in... more »

Pentagon Admits Heavy Loss Of Civilians In A Mosul Airstrike Last Week. Iraq's Army Has Suspended Military Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S. military acknowledges strike on Mosul site where more than 100 were allegedly killed* The U.S. military acknowledged for the first time Saturday that it launched an airstrike against the Islamic State in the densely packed Iraqi city of Mosul, where residents say more than 100 people were killed in a single event. If confirmed, the March 17 incident would mark the greatest loss of civilian life since the United States began strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in 2014. An “initial review” showed that the coalition struck ISIS fighters and e... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Approaching opposition early next month, Jupiter is offering some of its best telescopic views from planet Earth. On March 17, this impressively sharp image of the solar system's ruling gas giant was taken from a remote observatory in Chile. *Click image for larger size.* Bounded by planet girdling winds, familiar dark belts and light zones span the giant planet spotted with rotating oval storms. The solar system's largest moon Ganymede is above and left in the frame, its shadow seen in transit across the northern Jovian cloud tops. Ganymede itself is seen in remarkable detail alon... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day ago
South Carolina’s Maik Kotsar (21), Chris Silva (30) and Rakym Felder (4) celebrated after defeating Baylor in Sweet 16 final. Credit Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports, via Reuters *"South Carolina’s players said Thursday that it was easy to pinpoint from where their defensive prowess stems. It is from Coach Martin, who calls the defense his “baby” and designed it in his image, an image he projects as he prowls the sidelines with a glare that could melt ice" ~ Zach Shonbrun/ New York Times* *It's March and that means the NCAA basketball tournament and if you'r... more »

So Will It Be Trumpy-the-Clown, Christie And Schumer Running The Show Together In DC?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning Trumpanzee tweeted to his 27 million followers to watch so-called "Judge" Jeanine on Fox tonight at 9pm. At exactly 9pm, she came on and what did she say? "Paul Ryan needs to step down. The reason? He failed to deliver the votes on his health care bill... The one that he had seven years to work on... The one that had to be pulled to prevent the embarrassment of not having enough votes to pass... I want to be clear. This is not on President Trump. No one expected a business man to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its leg... more »

Top Secret X-37B Space Plane has Just Broken Its Own Orbital Record

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Boeing *Space.com*: *Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record* The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history. As of today (March 25), the X-37B has spent 675 days on its latest Earth-circling mission, which is known as Orbital Test Vehicle-4 (OTV-4). The previous record was 674 days, set during OTV-3, which lasted from December 2012 to October 2014. It's unclear what the new duration record will end up being; most X-37B activities and payloads are classified, and the Air Force ha... more »

Some immigrants are wanted. others? not so much...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Farming in the Rift.* News came out this week of tiny, glacial changes in the law. At the moment most people who immigrate to Taiwan have to give up their foreign citizenship in order to immigrate, unless you come from a country like China or Japan that does not permit you to do that. But apparently some immigrants with fabulous skills or long service can get around that requirement.... The ministry is to promulgate today the regulation, which is in accordance with and supplementing an amendment to the Nationality Act (國籍法) passed by the legislature in December last year that sta... more »

Study sheds light on why the male suicide rate is so high

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 1 day ago
Bottling up emotions. Finding it hard to cry. Feeling ashamed about being depressed. Or embarrassed at the idea of reaching out for help. These are issues for many men. And the mental health effects of these attitudes need addressing. Male suicide is a growing crisis. Every two hours, a man commits suicide in the UK. […] The post Study sheds light on why the male suicide rate is so high appeared first on The Canary.

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Regrets Not Running For The Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *Biden: I regret not being president* Former Vice President Joe Biden late Friday night voiced regret about his decision not to run for president, predicting if he had secured the Democratic nomination he could have won against Donald Trump. "I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won," he said. "I don't know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won." "I had a lot of data and I was fairly confident that if I were the Democratic Party's nominee, I had a better than even chance of being pre... more »

Taiwan: a SE Asian nation

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
In a Facebook discussion of my last piece from Taiwan News, the one in the post below on Taiwan as an Austronesian Ocean Nation, someone posted this gem from Current Biology in 2010 showing the distribution of various genetic markers in East Asia populations. The map shows the distribution of major mtDNA haplogroups in East Asia. It is not necessary to understand what that means. Just look at the distribution of colors in Taiwan, and compare it to N and S China, elsewhere in northern Asia, and then to SE Asia. Which one does it resemble? An excerpt... These caveats aside, it is ou... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Silence”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Silence”* by Chet Raymo “The hiding places of my power Seem open; I approach, and then they close; I see by glimpses now; when age comes on, May scarcely see at all, and I would give, While yet we may, as far as words can give, A substance and a life to what I feel...” "These few lines from Wordsworth's "The Prelude" leapt off the page at me this morning. They capture well enough what my life has become. All those years of teaching, of writing in the Boston Globe, were years of sharing public knowledge, knowledge that had been vetted by the scientific community. The work was no... more »

"Three Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” - Jim Valvano

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “I Worried”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“I Worried”* “ I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows can do it and I am, well, hopeless. Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it, am I going to get rheumatism, lockjaw, dementia? Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing. And gave it up. And took my old body and went out into the morning, and sang.” - Mary Oliver

"PRETTY WILD LINGERIE | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam Fall Winter 2015 | Fashion One" - Probably NSFW - A Rule 5 post

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
https://youtu.be/eBDUpqGO89M Lingerie models, what's not to like?

WWF and the Earth Hour Brainwashing- Silencing the Panda

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Silencing the panda is a reference to the *BRAND *WWF's Panda Logo. Silencing the Panda = Stop hearing the lies WWF propagates manipulative deceptions better then many- given the money they take in! *WWF promotes Earth Hour globally while asking for donations, of course. Giv'em your money and they'll save the planet! * *A couple of interesting reads excerpted:* *Guardian* WWF International, the world's largest conservation group, has been accused of "selling its soul" by* forging alliances with powerful businesses which destroy nature and use the WWF brand to "greenwash" their ... more »

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Welcome to British Summer Time! And if the daffodils are making you think about BBC bias, please add your reflections below...

Guess what? (updated)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
And talking of *News-watch*, their latest in-depth investigation of the BBC's Brexit coverage is a long-term study of BBC Radio 4 in action - specifically *Today*'s dedicated business coverage. Unlike the likes of Cardiff University, *News-watch *have (correctly) taken the maximal approach and covered every business spot on *Today *over a six month period. In summary, the stats show that of the 366 guest speakers featured: 192 (53%) were negative about the impact of Brexit 114 (31%) were neutral contributions 60 (16%) were positive about the impact of Brexit In other words, "the... more »

"The Swine..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
○ “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” - James Baldwin ○ Me too, James, me too...

Traditional O'odham in Mexico Protest Border Wall, Photos by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
International media watching traditional dancing at today's event. Alejandro of Sonora read poetry during the gathering. Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, March 25, 2017 Wo'osan (San Miguel Gate) on Tohono O'odham land Traditional O'odham in Sonora, Mexico, Protest Trump's Border Wall on O'odham Land Border Wall on this Sacred Land would be a 'Scar on the Soul of

Will Duncan Hunter Be Defeated In 2018 If He's Forced To Campaign From A Prison Cell?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Duncan Hunter has been repeatedly implicated in the scandal that sent his close associate Randy "Duke" Cunningham to federal prison for several years. We started covering his role in 2005. A powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, many of whose members were on a years-long gravy train of bribery from defense contractors-- although only Cunningham was charged in the end-- Hunter attempted to evade the noose tightening around his fat neck by-- of all things-- running for president. On March 20, 2007 he announced he would not seek reelection to the House and-- too la... more »

Hoping for a Brexit U-turn? Then U-turn inequality. Except Hammond’s budget is making it worse.

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Widening inequality caused Brexit. Who seriously thinks we’d have voted Brexit if low-end wages had risen in line with growing national wealth? If low income workers had been saving, rather than borrowing or going without? Instead, since 1979, the Tories increased inequality. Worse, Labour failed to reverse it. In fact, it crept up further. Immigration and the EU is getting the blame for that

NHS to meet staffing shortages with self-service surgery

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 1 day ago
The NHS is in something of a bind following the news that most European doctors are considering leaving the UK. Which is why the government has had to bring forward plans to automate surgical and invasive procedures. Something Jeremy Hunt said was fine, because “the technology is only about 40 years off working anyway”. Unexpected […] The post NHS to meet staffing shortages with self-service surgery appeared first on The Canary.

Deep Duck Trouble for the Sega Master System

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Or *Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck* to give this platformer its full title. This 1993 (relative) rarity was one of a clutch of Disney games Sega, or rather the developers the jobs were sub-contracted to, produced in the company's eight and 16-bit glory days. And (nearly) all of them are thought of quite fondly, retrospectively. *Castle of Illusion* with Mickey Mouse and *Aladdin* across the MegaDrive and Master System, *World of Illusion* and *Quackshot* on the former, and Donald Duck's *Lucky Dime Caper* on the latter. We definitely won't talk about *Fantasia* or *Ariel th... more »

Shailene Woodley Sentenced After Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Arrest

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
Shailene Woodley is taking a plea deal in the criminal case surrounding her peaceful protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. As Gossip Cop reported, Woodley was arrested for trespassing in October as she and many others peacefully demonstrated against the proposed pipeline in North Dakota. She complied with orders to leave the area, but was still taken into custody. Amazingly, though, she was able to capture the ordeal on Facebook Live as the arrest went down. She and more than 20 other people were booked for trespassing and engaging in a "riot". Now, however, she has worked ou... more »


alicia hamberg at the ethereal kiosk - 1 day ago
Jag tänker på bilderna som arkitekterna skapar när de vill lansera en ny stadsdel. De som är fulla av leende människor som är utomhus och tillbringar tid utan att vara på väg någonstans. Normala barn som leker. Vädret som ständigt är vackert. Dessa skisser är som Stockholm i dag, odrägliga. En tiodubbel dos misantropi drabbar … Continue reading 2017.03.25 →

Was a Murdered Russian Ex-Politician to Testify Against Paul Manafort in Treason Trial?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Unreliable sources claimed that Denis Voronenkov, a Vladimir Putin critic who was shot dead in Ukraine in March 2017, was slated to testify against Trump's former campaign manager.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Santa Rosa, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"For I Have Learned..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes The still, sad music of humanity...” “Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of the Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798” by William Wordsworth Complete poem is here: - http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww138.html

Is Trump down and out for the count?

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*I've had time to sort it out and my answer is:* Trump has managed to turn a bunch of libtards from calling him "Hitler" to merely laughing at him. While they're busy laughing and patting themselves on the back, he's busy working on his next move. Score one. He's got the Republicans up in arms over Ryan. Score two. He's already promised he isn't done. Score three *Donald J. Trump*‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Following More ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! *Do they look like smart... more »

The Met Police are being investigated for ‘illegal hacking’, as claims of a cover-up widen

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 1 day ago
A whistleblower has alleged that the destruction of ‘spycops’ files by Metropolitan Police Service undercover units was far more extensive than admitted. Additional information about this has been sourced by The Canary. The whistleblower made the claims in a letter to Green party peer Jenny Jones. The whistleblower also alleged that the Metropolitan Police Service organised […] The post The Met Police are being investigated for ‘illegal hacking’, as claims of a cover-up widen appeared first on The Canary.

Drought-hit dog breaks hearts by walking around with a bowl asking for water

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
A dog hit by a drought has been breaking hearts after being filmed running around a town begging for water with a bucket in his mouth. The hound has found himself a victim of the latest shortage of water to hit Lima, the capital of Peru. And the unnamed dog has been pulling on the heartstrings of residents by touring the area with a bowl. in the district of Chorrillos, in the western Peruvian province of Lima. Water company Sedapal has been forced to suspend the supply of drinking water in the Peruvian capital because the water was contaminated with mud. The aftermath of the sever... more »

What's Up With The Democratic Party? They Rolling Towards Big Wins?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Don't expect the video above to be played at the "left-leaning" (NOT) Democratic Party conference today. "Voters," wrote Will Bunch (more below), "understood that a vote for Bernie was no guarantee they'd actually get single-payer health care or free public tuition the day after inauguration, but that really wasn't the point. The point was that someone understood their problems with seeing a doctor, or getting their 21-year-old son out of the basement. Somebody listened...and understood." If you're unaware of *DWT* disdain contempt for the DCCC and the DSCC you must be new to the... more »

No, Paul, It Wasn’t Because of “Growing Pains”

Robert Reich - 1 day ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace... more »

A Review of "Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society"

James Heiser at rss - 1 day ago
[image: a-review-of-resurrecting-the-idea-of-a-christian-society] The new book* Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society* by *First Things* magazine editor R. R. Reno offers an analysis of the war which Progressive ideology has waged against the Christian faith in the American Republic. But, just as importantly, Reno sets forth reasons for hope that Christians are far from defeated in this war, and have something to offer which Progressives do not: hope.

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Lorna Hunter

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
This week I talked with Lorna Hunter of The International Paranormal Society about UFOs in Minnesota, especially the sighting known as the Tin Can Man, and Val Johnson’s encounter that left his patrol car damaged and, of course, we did get into the Paranormal briefly. You can listen to it here: http://differentperspective.rnn.libsynpro.com/a-different-perspective-with-kevin-randle-ep-0033-guest-lorna-hunter-ufos-and-mufon To learn more about her work in the Paranormal, you can find it here: http://www.in

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