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Thomas Paine

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Monday, March 27, 2017

27 March - Blogs I'm Following

11:44 pm MDT

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Undeterred by Announcement that Dakota Access Has Placed Oil Under Lake Oahe

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 minutes ago
Chairman Harold Frazier Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Undeterred by Announcement that Dakota Access Has Placed Oil Under Lake Oahe By Remi Bald Eagle, Intergovernmental AffairsCheyenne River Sioux Tribe Censored News EAGLE BUTTE, South Dakota (March 27, 2017) Today Dakota Access, LLC announced in a court filing that oil has been placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, an

Growing COncerns From The Pentagon And U.S. Intellgience On Chinese Investments In America's High-Tech Start-Ups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 minutes ago
Neurala’s office in Boston. The company, an artificial intelligence start-up, received an undisclosed sum from an investment firm backed by a state-run Chinese company. Credit Kayana Szymczak for The New York Times *New York Times: **China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon* HONG KONG — When the United States Air Force wanted help making military robots more perceptive, it turned to a Boston-based artificial intelligence start-up called Neurala. But when Neurala needed money, it got little response from the American military. So Neurala turned to China, landin... more »

Did Democrats Tweet an Altered Version of a Socialist Party Poster?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 26 minutes ago
A DNC tweet celebrating a Republican setback featured an altered version of a message from the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* A federal police military vehicle is seen during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily *WNU Editor:* The above image is from this photo gallery .... *Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City: federal police *(Reuters).

Has President Trump Given The Pentagon More Freedom And Less Oversight To Wage War Against The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal *Daily Mail:* *Trump has let the Pentagon off its leash: President is giving the military greater freedom to wage war how it wants after the Obama administration controlled every move * * The Pentagon has reportedly experienced greater freedom under Trump * They have been able to run wars without seeking White House approval * This is especially apparent in Syria, where US forces now number almost 1,000 The Pentagon under President Donald Trump i... more »

The War Against The Islamic State In Iraq Is Just As Intense In The Countryside As In Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 43 minutes ago
A still image taken from a video posted to a social media website by the Islamic State-affiliated Amaq News Agency on March 26, 2017, shows men, said to be Islamic State fighters, firing their weapons, said to be in Western Mosul, Iraq. Social Media Website via Reuters TV *Reuters*: *Bomb factories, village command posts: Islamic State's rural fight* Islamic State fighters have pulled out of this deserted village on the Tigris river, which Iraqi commanders say was a crucial outpost defending their nearby stronghold of Mosul, but signs of their presence abound. As the sounds of bat... more »

Educating children in Guatemala before they decide to migrate to the US border

Carmen Monico, Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies, Elon University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
On March 8, 40 girls were killed in a fire at a home for abused youth in Guatemala. More than 800 children and adolescents were living in the home. In Guatemala, youth are at high risk of becoming victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. This insecurity is a primary factor pushing thousands of young Central Americans to leave their homes and travel north. In fiscal year 2016, nearly 60,000 youth from Central America and Mexico crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian. During the peak of the crisis in 2014, more than 68,000 made the perilous trek. Map of Central A... more »

Some Republicans Are Trying To Deny They Were Backing The TrumpCare Catastrophe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Sunday, Texas conservative Ted Poe resigned from the Freedom Caucus because of TrumpCare. He was for it. The Caucus was, by and large, against it. Maybe Poe was afraid of Trump's wrath but that is odd in a Houston area district that wasn't especially pro-Trump. Romney won Poe's district with 63%, around the same that McCain won it with. Trump only managed 52.4%. And had Trumpcare been enacted into law-- and Poe never made any bones about voting for it-- 26,054 of his constituents would have found themselves without health insurance. His district includes Montrose, one of the bigge... more »

Collapse Could Occur Anytime | John Rubino

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 27, 2017 John Rubino says the system is poised to collapse and could collapse at any time… Rubino discusses the rise of inflation and the emerging populist sentiment. Rising inflation around the world shows we are heading into a period of rising instability. While the rich are getting richer with rising asset […]

Flight From Cities: Something’s Coming

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 27, 2017 A demographic pattern has emerged of people fleeing urban areas. Why have 66,000 people migrated from Chicago in the last year? Other urban cities are seeing the same thing. Where are they going? Why are they leaving? end

Jim Willie: Top Ten US Dollar Risks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Jim Willie: Top Ten US Dollar Risks by Jim Willie CB, GoldenJackass.com, via http://www.goldseek.com/ The USDollar has never been in greater danger for losing its dominant position as global reserve currency and payment standard. Challenges to its supremacy are many and with each passing month, more threats are put in place. While the volumes of trade payment […]

UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
UN Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’ by Ben White, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ Report breaks new ground on the UN’s examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word ‘apartheid’. – A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established “an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole”. The publication […]

‘Serious Consideration’ for Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem – VP Pence at AIPAC

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 27, 2017 Vice President Mike Pence was one of the headline acts at the AIPAC conference in Washington, DC, as 20 thousand Israeli lobbyists and supporters reacted to his speech with thunderous applause. Pence even noted that the US is giving “serious consideration” to the idea of relocating the US embassy to […]

‘EU Survival is AT RISK’ Brussels’ Chief Reveals ‘Existential Crisis’ in Shock Admission

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
‘EU Survival is AT RISK’ Brussels’ Chief Reveals ‘Existential Crisis’ in Shock Admission by JOEY MILLAR, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE VERY survival of the European Union is now at risk, two chief Europhiles have admitted in a surprisingly open condemnation of the project. – As the bloc celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding, the duo admitted it was […]

Italian Officials Call For Investigation Of George Soros Supported NGO Migrant Fleet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
See also: – FLASHBACK: Billionaire George Soros Poured $500 Million Into Europe’s Muslim Migration Crisis Globalist billionaire left-winger George Soros is actually helping fund the mass migration problem happening across Europe and it may be coming here to the US soon, until President-Elect Donald Trump stops it in its tracks. – Soros to make a […]

60 Minutes Fake News Investigation is Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 26, 2017 CBS 60 Minutes aired an investigation into fake news which was mostly fake news itself. The “fake news” scare was drummed up immediately after the election as an excuse to censor and shut down alternative media outlets. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end

The Evidence That Russia Hacked the DNC Is Collapsing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Evidence That Russia Hacked the DNC Is Collapsing by Anti-Media News Desk, http://theantimedia.org/ (ANTIWAR Op-Ed) The allegation – now accepted as incontrovertible fact by the “mainstream” media – that the Russian intelligence services hacked the Democratic National Committee (and John Podesta’s emails) in an effort to help Donald Trump get elected recently suffered a blow from which it […]

NATO Troops Head for Poland ‘to Deter Russian Offensive Actions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
NATO Troops Head for Poland ‘to Deter Russian Offensive Actions by https://www.rt.com/ At least 1,350 American, British and Romanian soldiers have been sent to Poland from a base in Germany. US commanders said that the troops were ready “to deter Russian aggressive actions.” – The US, British and Romanian soldiers left the Rose Barracks military base […]

The Solution To The West’s Biggest Problems Is Clear But What Is Trump Doing?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Mar 27, 2017 In this video, we go over some of the most perceived threats against the western world and go over the problem in great detail covering both foreign policy and geopolitical news. We do this to give you a context of the story that is not getting major attention but should. […]

We’re suing the federal government to be free to do our research

Alan Mislove, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
The LinkedIn Terms of Service include elements that prevent scholars from doing research on the site's algorithms. Screenshot of LinkedIn.com Many apps and algorithms that feature prominently in our lives are, essentially, black boxes: We have no idea how they accomplish what they do; we just know they work. Or at least we think we do. Most recently this became apparent when The New York Times revealed that Uber used a system it called “greyballing” to show certain users phantom cars and prevent them from getting rides through the Uber app. In essence, these users – often government... more »

The Great Barrier Reef is Dying as Ocean Temperatures Rise

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Two-thirds of the northern part of the reef is already dead. The post The Great Barrier Reef is Dying as Ocean Temperatures Rise appeared first on Waking Times.

“7 Best Shakespeare Insults”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“7 Best Shakespeare Insults”* by The Huffington Post *1.* "You should be women and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so." Shakespeare employs this biting insult in "Macbeth" to establish the complete and utter repulsiveness of the three witches. Their "withered and wild" features cause Macbeth and Banquo to question if the sisters are even human beings. *2.* "Methinks thou art a general offense, and every man should beat thee. I think thou wast created for men to breathe themselves upon you." In "All's Well That Ends Well," Lafeu hits infamous liar and coward Por... more »

"What You Really Love..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." ~ Rumi

Frontline: The Battle For Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago

The Answer Is: Medicare for All

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 3 hours ago
Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! on Mar 27, 2017 http://democracynow.org – On Friday, House Republicans failed to muster enough support to pass the GOP healthcare plan, which some call Trumpcare. In response, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he will soon introduce a bill to create a single-payer healthcare system. Several progressive groups are backing a […]

DR Congo's Militia Conflict In Kasai Region Results In 42 Policemen Being Decapitated

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*DW:* *Scores of policemen killed in Democratic Republic of Congo* Forty-two police officers have been decapitated by a Congolese militia group after the officers' vehicles were ambushed. The country's Kasai region has seen seven months of severe violence amid local power struggles. Members of the Kamwena Nsapu militia were behind the attack on a convoy of two police trucks in the DRC's Kasia Central province, a local official said. The attack between the cities of Tshikapa and Kananga occurred on Friday, according to Kasai Assembly President Francois Kalamba. Local reports said m... more »

Chairman Nunes Should Recuse Himself from the US House Intelligence Committee’s Russia Investigation – Ranking Member Schiff

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 4 hours ago
Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff via twitter and Facebook: “Congressman Adam Schiff After … Continue reading →

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MzHqkNBwo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud some 400 light-years away, the lovely Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster is well-known for its striking blue reflection nebulae. In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the Orion Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, this remarkable image shows the famous star cluster at the upper left. *Click image for larger size.* But lesser known dusty nebulae lie along the region's fertile molecular cloud, within the 10 degree wide field, including the bird-like visage of LBN 777 near center. Small bluish reflection nebula VdB 27 at the lower right ... more »

Chet Raymo, “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”* by Chet Raymo "What is more gentle than a wind in summer? What is more soothing than a pretty hummer That stays one moment in an open flower, And buzzes cheerily from bower to bower? What is more tranquil than a musk-rose blowing In a green island, far from all men's knowing? More healthful than the leafiness of dales? More secret than a nest of nightingales? What indeed?" The poet Keats answers his own questions: Sleep. Soft closer of our eyes. I've reached an age when I find myself occasionally nodding off in the middle of the day, an open book floppe... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. Trust me, I have connections.” "End" game, The Universe "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones." - http://www.tut.com

"'Couldn't Hit An Elephant' - Over-Confident NATO Generals & Russian Retaliation"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"'Couldn't Hit An Elephant' - * *Over-Confident NATO Generals & Russian Retaliation"* by Jeff Thomas “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” Those are purported to be the last words of General John Sedgwick, spoken as he observed distant Confederate troops during the 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia. (Historians debate as to whether these were his very final words or amongst his final words, but there is no debate as to whether he then received a mortal bullet wound to his face.) Going back a bit further, British Prime Minister Lord North commented in 1774, with r... more »

"The Natural Inheritance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Everyone who has reached even their intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential dearth in which its subject's roots are plunged. The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters." - Henry James Sr.

Democratic Party's Golf Cart of Doom

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 4 hours ago
If Hillary Clinton is still wondering why she lost, she should look no further than the *Washington Post *op-ed recently penned by former aide Jennifer Palmieri. This sermon is what the establishment wing of the Democratic Party believes will help to inspire the millions of struggling Americans who desperately seek some relief in their short, brutish, and nasty lives: * At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia last summer, Jake Sullivan and I took to our golf carts one afternoon to make the rounds of the television networks’ tents in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center. It... more »

Chris Hedges: Putin’s Useful Idiot-- A Guest Post By Dorothy Reik

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-by Dorothy Reik* I had heard Hedges speak several times before but this time I was on a mission. I wanted to get him to support Bernie Sanders. I even paid extra to get into the reception after his talk. But no go. He sneered. He called Bernie a sellout, said Bernie would endorse Clinton. “ The Democratic Party is a full partner in the corporate state. Yet Sanders, while critical of Hillary Clinton’s exorbitant speaking fees from firms such as Goldman Sachs, refuses to call out the party and-- as Robert Scheer pointed out in a column in October-- the Clintons for their role as h... more »

Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
*Click on image to read the words* On Saturday Mary Beth and I drove north to Deer Isle, Maine to spend the weekend with Jean Hendrick - wife of fellow Veterans For Peace member Dud Hendrick. The reason for the trip was that I was invited to speak at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary on Sunday by the artist Robert Shetterly who lives there and created the series of paintings called *Americans Who Tell the Truth*. The Reversing Falls Sanctuary has been holding a Lenten series of talks by various people that Shetterly has painted over the years. Dud was down in Florida, along the Gulf ... more »

BWorld 117, Energy bureaucracy, electric cooperatives and NEA

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last March 08, 2017. The Philippines experienced a seemingly energy revival in 2016 and 2017 with plenty of new power plants commissioned and running. Mindanao experienced an energy surplus after many years of frequent involuntary “Earth hours” or almost daily blackouts lasting for many hours. So it is ironic that while new power capacity were added into the grid, Luzon including Metro Manila, still incurred occasional “yellow alerts” in power supply. This indicated near-brownout situations that took place a few weeks ago since several power pl... more »

X22 Report, “The Chaos Continues As Banks Begin To Crash”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*X22 Report, “The Chaos Continues As Banks Begin To Crash”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ooNLfsv9d0

“Trump's $4 Trillion Fiscal Hole”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Trump's $4 Trillion Fiscal Hole”, Introduction* by Brian Maher "Bad news first... By 9:30 this morning the Dow was down more than 700 points off its March 1 high. And since the Dow closed the day down again (-45 points), that’s eight straight days in the red - its longest losing streak since 2011. Now the good news... The Dow rallied some 113 points since 9:30. So it ended the day only down 45. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq’s up a workmanlike 11 points. Health care stocks are up! (To think, some readers accuse us of harping on the negative.) But after Friday’s health care debacle... a $2... more »

Chairman Of U.S. Intelligence Committee Met With Source Of Trump Monitoring Claim On White House Grounds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg*:* Devin Nunes Explains His White House Visit* For the last few days, much of Washington has been obsessed with what Representative Devin Nunes did last Tuesday evening. That was the night before Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made the explosive allegation that he had viewed dozens of intelligence reports obtained through government eavesdropping that inappropriately included details about the Trump transition team. According to a Daily Beast report later over the weekend, Nunes went off the grid that night to meet a source and view doz... more »

Drugs War 4, The NYT documentary

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
There is a new NYT docu, I watched it but was not able to finish it, I stopped. More than the sights of so many dead bodies on the streets (zero trial, zero investigation, zero hearing of the other side, just shoot-kill-obosen), it's the pain and crying of the family members that struck me. Even if I'm not exactly a fan of the NYT. When my Mama died 1 1/2 years ago and my Papa died 3 weeks ago, I could still feel the pain and sadness... until now. And they died of old age, not murdered on the streets or in the house. My sympathy to the families of thousands of murdered suspects. A... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg*: *Putin Should Fear a New Generation of Protesters* At first sight, the Russian anti-corruption protests on Sunday didn't draw enough people to rock the Kremlin. And yet they must be extremely worrying for Russian President Vladimir Putin: The movement against him, which he had every reason to write off as dead, is attracting a new generation of Russians throughout the country. Alexei Navalny, who plans to run for president next year, called on Russians to take to the streets on March 26 to protest the corruption of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, a... more »

Trump ends joy over his latest failure by giving his son-in-law a new job [TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 5 hours ago
Many Americans were quick to celebrate Donald Trump’s recent failure to repeal Obamacare – one of his party’s biggest policy aims. But these celebrations didn’t last long, as Trump soon managed to divert attention elsewhere by giving his son-in-law a new job. And in the White House, no less. Trump’s Obamacare fail For the time […] The post Trump ends joy over his latest failure by giving his son-in-law a new job [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Greece/Cyprus Provocation as Pretext to Renounce Turkey ?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Yes, I’m absolutely entertaining the idea of Greece as provocateur to justify some type of NATO action against Turkey- Greece was heavily involved in the US backed coup- that failed. I’ve no doubt that, indeed, the “Keystone” Coup (think Gulen’s home state) was a US plan to overthrow the government of Turkey. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again? The US wanted Turkey demoralized and subservient so they could get their Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0 on without any messy inconveniences- Like Operation Euphrates Shield. But the coup failed. And Operation Euphrates shield impeded th... more »

BWorld 116, Urban transport myths and the jeepney strike

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 6 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last March 01, 2017. Traffic congestion in urban areas is an engineering problem with engineering solutions. It is a result of some market failures with market solutions and in many cases, government solutions only lead to failures in reducing the congestion. Here are some myths in urban transportation that persist until today. *1 Big urban population means big urban congestion in traffic and housing.* *WRONG.* If people refer to Metro Manila as a “prime example” of this statement, then they do not know or see other megacities in East Asia alo... more »

Predicting Planetary Temperature (without referring to radiation)

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
We are constantly being told that the Greenhouse effect is due to a radiative process. I want to show simply that it is not. Instead as per Ned Nikolov & Karl Zeller I want to show that from first principles it … Continue reading →

IF YOU'RE USING TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PROMISES TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HE MIGHT DO, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
*The Atlantic*'s David Graham thinks Donald Trump is well positioned to move to the left now, in the wake of the repeal-and-replace disaster: ... what if ... Trump dodged a serious bullet on Friday, setting him up for a recovery? If that’s the case, Friday might even have perversely been the best day of Trump’s presidency so far—or at least the point where he hit rock-bottom, allowing him to turn things around. Graham imagines that Trump could salvage his presidency by returning to what he espoused during the campaign: ... Looking forward, post-health-care tension threatens to drive... more »

We change the world by showing up. I went to Seattle and got a video on Ed Reform 2.0/Learning Ecosystems to share.

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
by Alison McDowell Posted on Wrench in the Gears March 27, 2017 This weekend I relished the opportunity to meet up with some wonderful activists with whom I have been collaborating online for many months. Virtual worlds provide useful starting points for building networks and sharing information, but nothing beats being able to be in the same physical space, shake hands, share a hug, and discuss the future of education looking directly into each other’s eyes. There are days when I wonder how I ended up where I am, where this is all headed, and who am I to be pushing the conversati... more »

World News Briefs -- March 27, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City: federal police* Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul's Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of only small advances and a high civilian death toll appeared to prompt a change in tactics. A March 17 explosion that killed between 60 and 240 people, according to conflicting accounts, cast a shadow over the U.S.-backed offensive to drive Islamic State (IS) militants out of Iraq's second largest city, and the parliament speaker spoke of ceasing operations until civilian casualties could be avoided. *Read... more »

Should People Call the Police if They See a New Guinea Flatworm?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Claims that this invasive species presents a 911-level emergency overstate the risk that they pose to humans, and conflate ecological risks with medical ones.

Morgue Worker Arrested After Giving Birth to Dead Man’s Baby?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Reports that a female mortuary worker was arrested after becoming pregnant by one of the corpses she was preparing for burial are fake news.

CSOs and State 21, Another round of Books for the Barrios

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 7 hours ago
Inspired by the continuing advocacy of #booksforthebarrios by my Pinoy friend in California, Monchit Arellano, I would occasionally bring some old books to a rice farming village in Brgy. Laguit Padilla, Bugallon, Pangasinan. Here, my friend from UP, Jun Realica, delivered and donated many books from his house, for the barrio kids. We had few rounds of beer after stocking the books in our house. A public school teacher friend in Lingayen asked if she could get some books for her elementary students inside the classroom (not at the school library), I said yes. Jun is donating the b... more »

Chet Raymo, “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”* by Chet Raymo "What is more gentle than a wind in summer? What is more soothing than a pretty hummer That stays one moment in an open flower, And buzzes cheerily from bower to bower? What is more tranquil than a musk-rose blowing In a green island, far from all men's knowing? More healthful than the leafiness of dales? More secret than a nest of nightingales? What indeed?" The poet Keats answers his own questions: Sleep. Soft closer of our eyes. I've reached an age when I find myself occasionally nodding off in the middle of the day, an open book floppe... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“There is always something to be happy about. Truly happy. And if you have the audacity to find it and the courage to make it your focus, in spite of the countless temptations to do otherwise, you will have learned well, your life will be transformed, and all things will be added unto you. Trust me, I have connections.” "End" game, The Universe "Thoughts become things, choose the good ones." - http://www.tut.com

I went behind-the-scenes at a pro-EU march. But was everyone united? [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 7 hours ago
On Saturday 25 March, thousands of people lined the streets of London, marching about Brexit. Not everyone was pro-EU. But the overwhelming majority were there to show one thing: that they were ‘United for Europe’. And I went behind the scenes, to talk to politicians, campaigners and members of the public about why they are fighting […] The post I went behind-the-scenes at a pro-EU march. But was everyone united? [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The Home Office bars a politician from the UK, just in case he turns into an illegal immigrant

Steve Topple at The Canary - 7 hours ago
The Conservative government has denied a foreign politician a visa to visit the UK. And it’s apparently because Amber Rudd’s Home Office thinks he is so poor that he may want to try and stay illegally in the UK. This in spite of the backing he has received from Green MP Caroline Lucas and the […] The post The Home Office bars a politician from the UK, just in case he turns into an illegal immigrant appeared first on The Canary.

The Illusion of America: Has it Ever Really Existed?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Ryan Cristian* - This awakening has been a long time coming. The post The Illusion of America: Has it Ever Really Existed? appeared first on Waking Times.

Federal Judge Upholds Trump Travel Ban Blocked by Other Courts

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: federal-judge-upholds-trump-travel-ban-blocked-by-other-courts] Judge Anthony Trenga of Virginia upheld President Trump’s executive order that banned people from six countries that sponsor terrorism or are havens for terrorists.

Cash-only Medical Care Benefits From IRS Non-enforcement of ObamaCare Mandate

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: cash-only-medical-care-benefits-from-irs-non-enforcement-of-obamacare-mandate] With the Internal Revenue Service's abdication, ObamaCare's doom is sealed. The free market, on the other hand, is gearing up to provide alternatives.

Growing Pension Crisis Looms Over Wall Street

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: growing-pension-crisis-looms-over-wall-street] Discussion about pension plans being in trouble ignores the big elephant: the nation’s national debt.

Were the Words ‘Hail Satan’ Hidden on the United States $10,000 Bill?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
According to longstanding, untrue rumors, subliminal messages appear in certain banknotes.

What I've Been Reading Recently

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
The first quarter is almost up! Can you Adam and Eve it? Here are the books I've read since last time. *Memoirs of a Geisha* by Arthur Golden *The Path to the Spiders' Nest* by Italo Calvino *The Ethics of Modernity* by Richard Münch *The Entrepreneurial State* by Mariana Mazzucato *Hunting Mister Heartbreak* by Jonathan Raban *Inventing the Future* by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams *The Philosophy of Money* by Georg Simmel *The Brothers Karamazov* by Fyodor Dostoyevsky *The Informers* by Bret Easton Ellis *Ideology and Utopia* by Karl Mannheim *Ordinary Families* by E Arnot Robertson *N... more »

Trump eyes politicized climate, energy budgets

Larry Bell at CFACT - 8 hours ago
CAFCT policy analyst Larry Bell reports that the Trump Administration is taking serious aim at waste, fake science, and mission creep at the nation's executive branch bureaucracies -- notably the EPA, NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy. Politicized climate "research" is being defunded, and the President wants to return NASA to its primary focus on space exploration. There will no longer be wasteful outright grants and unsecured loans to green energy comanies.

U.S. Senators Want The Sinai Peninsula To Be Reclassified As A War Zone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A general view shows Israel's border fence with Egypt's Sinai peninsula (R), as seen from Israel's Negev Desert February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *Military Times:** Senators want Sinai Peninsula reclassified as a war zone* WASHINGTON — The Sinai Peninsula isn’t a U.S. combat zone, but it soon could be. A pair of senators are pushing the Defense Department to reclassify deployments to the Egyptian region as combat zone assignments, complete with the corresponding tax breaks that come from that. “The men and women who serve overseas put their country before their own lives, o... more »

Lies, Critical Thinking, Conservatives And... Señor Trumpanzee, So-Called Presidente

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Let's take a very quick look at 2 random lies, one inconsequential trump bullshit and one a keystone to the conservative policy agenda. First Trump's bullshit: In Renovation of Golf Club, Donald Trump Also Dressed Up History: When Donald J. Trump bought a fixer-upper golf club on Lowes Island here for $13 million in 2009, he poured millions more into reconfiguring its two courses. He angered conservationists by chopping down more than 400 trees to open up views of the Potomac River. And he shocked no one by renaming the club after himself. But that wasn’t enough. Mr. Trump also... more »

Miami Beach Turning Into Modern Day Atlantis–Fake News BBC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t QV http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08k19mn The fake news BBC World at One today took the chance to add a bit of Project Climate Fear to their unashamedly anti Trump agenda, with a a piece on how rising seas are turning Miami Beach into a modern day Atlantis. It […]

Excellent Report on THAAD Deployment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
A well done news clip from Russia on the US deployment of THAAD - very interesting in that they cover the technical aspects of the 'missile defense' program as well as China's economic response to South Korea. Well worth watching. Quite accurate from what I saw. We'd never see a news story like this here in the US.

"Just Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

It’s Official: Geoengineering “Experiment” to Block Sun for Climate Change

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Cassius Methyl* - They want you to believe it is necessary for your survival. The post It’s Official: Geoengineering “Experiment” to Block Sun for Climate Change appeared first on Waking Times.

Call Before You Dig! — Gas Main Explosion

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Photographs allegedly show a gas pipeline rupture and explosion caused by a neglectful backhoe operator.

Chilling with My Peeps Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
It isn't Easter with Peeps. These fun and colorful marshmallows have always been a part of the holiday for me and I love to carry on the tradition with my kids. Celebrate the iconic Easter treat with this fun and free printable! Download below. The printable prints on an 8.5x11 piece of paper and then has a border for you to trim down so it easily fits in an 8x10 frame. Printables in this post are for personal use and available to subscribers of Housewife Eclectic only. To use this printable, please SUBSCRIBE NOW. Gain Access To Our Printables Email Address:*** First Name L... more »

Every day heartbroken dog does the same walk he did with his owner before he died

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Every day, Thor walks the same route he and his owner, Claudio, used to do every day before he died, walking along the streets of Capaçava do Sul in south east Brazil. He’s become a local celebrity thanks to his daily tribute to Claudio. News of his daily walk spread last week when a local vet highlighted his case, explaining that when Claudio died at the age of 58 in 2015, Thor missed his friend so much he became sick with grief. Claudio’s neighbour, Saionara Freitas, adopted Thor after seeing just how miserable the dog had become. ‘Thor stopped eating when Claudio died,’ she sai... more »

TODAY: TPPF's Vance Ginn to Testify in Favor of Strengthening Appropriations Limit

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Vance Ginn Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Economist Dr. Vance Ginn will testify before the Texas Senate Finance Committee TODAY, March 27, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in room E1.036 at the Texas State Capitol. Dr. Ginn will testify in favor of Senate Bill 9, relating to the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations.

TODAY: TPPF's Bryan Mathew to Testify Against Unreasonable Regulatory Actions by a State Agency

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Bryan Mathew Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of Senate Bill 813, a bill to allow a person to bring a claim against a state agency for a regulatory action that is frivolous or unreasonable. Mathew will testify before the Senate Committee on State Affairs TODAY, Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in the Senate Chamber of the Texas State Capitol.

TODAY: TPPF's James Quintero to Testify on Local Debt Reforms

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By James Quintero Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of Senate Bill 460 and Senate Bill 461, two bills aiming to improve local government debt transparency and accountability. Quintero will testify before the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations TODAY, Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in room E1.028 at the Texas State Capitol.

Preibus tells Wallace the answer is no!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017Plainly, gorilla dust works:* Yesterday morning, on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Reince Priebus a question. Wallace seemed surprised by the initial answer: WALLACE (3/26/17): Quick questions, quick answers. I promise, these are going to be very easy. PRIEBUS: Sure. WALLACE: *Does the president accept the conclusion, from all sides, that President Obama did not wiretap Trump Tower during the campaign,* and is he ready to apologize? PRIEBUS: OK. Well, first of all—*well, the answer is no.* Wallace seemed surprised. "No, and *I* don't accept it," Prie... more »

Major Powers Have Decided To Not Join Talks On A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty At The UN

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks* The United States, Britain and France are among almost 40 countries that will not join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty starting at the United Nations on Monday, said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley. Haley told reporters the countries skipping the negotiations are instead committed to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which entered into force in 1970 and is aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology. "There is nothing I want more for my family than a world with no nuclear ... more »

Report: Govt Warned About Terror Attack 9 Months Before — Did Nothing to Stop It

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: attack]According to a scathing report, German officials knew Anis Amri was plotting an attack that killed 12 people and took no action to stop him.

DEA Approves Synthetic Weed for Pharma Co. That Paid $500K to Keep REAL Pot Illegal

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: synthetic]Insys Therapeutics' synthetic pot was just listed by the DEA as less dangerous than cannabis, itself — after the company paid $500,000 to keep pot illegal.

Video of TSA Agent Molesting a Boy Exposes the Sick Nature of the US Police State

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: tsa]An infuriating video uploaded by the mother of a young boy who was molested by TSA agents is shedding much-needed light on Police State USA.

Trump’s Business of Government

Robert Reich - 9 hours ago
The White House has announced that Trump will name his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to run a new... more »

Musical Interlude: Alan Parsons Project, “Lucifer”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Alan Parsons Project, “Lucifer” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9e9tp3_PE8

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Essential Books For Surviving In A Post-Disaster World"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Essential Books For Surviving In A Post-Disaster World"* by George Ure and Gaye Levy "We are not suggesting it will happen, but suppose something goes terribly wrong and there is a major terrorist attack in a big city. If this happened, there would be a tremendous ripple effect going forward in time for the entire country. One such city comes to mind: Houston. *The Nightmare Scenario:* Let us imagine a national nightmare moment. One of our nuclear weapons is missing from the national inventory. (And don’t kid yourself: there could be hundreds missing worldwide. Some left over fro... more »

What on Earth Is Happening to Our Temperature?

Ed Hiserodt and Rebecca Terrell at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: what-on-earth-is-happening-to-our-temperature] In the great climate debate, some scientists say that Earth’s temps have remained flat for two decades, while others claim that we are setting records each year. Who’s right?

Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised

Glenn Greenwald at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] From the start of his presidency, Donald Trump’s “war on terror” has entailed the seemingly indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people in the name of killing terrorists. In other words, Trump has escalated the 16-year-old core premise of America’s foreign policy — that it has the right to bomb any country in the world where people it regards as terrorists are found — and in doing so, has fulfilled the warped campaign pledges he repeatedly expressed. The most recent atrocity was the killing of as many as 200 Iraqi civilians from US airstrikes this week in Mosul. ... more »

Game of Thorns: Revelations From The 2016 Campaign

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
Why did Trump win? Presidential historian joins today's Liberty Report to discuss his new book on the very strange 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Kenya Claims Successful Military Raids Against Al-Shabaab Bases In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia: statement* Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday. The East African nation has thousands of its forces in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to help curb al Shabaab and improve security as part of a reconstruction drive after two decades of civil war that shattered the country. "Ground troops were supported by attack helicopters and artillery fire," the Kenya Defence ... more »

Standing Rock Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Norway Responds to DNB Divestment

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Photos 2 and 3 courtesy Michelle Cook. Michelle said today in Norway, "Our delegation is doing a wonderful job of educating Norway on Indigenous human rights violations and the need to divest completely and immediately from the DAPL!" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27,

Obamacare Is A Failure, But It Will Only ‘Explode’ If Trump Sabotages It

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
American Health Care Act The post Obamacare Is A Failure, But It Will Only ‘Explode’ If Trump Sabotages It appeared first on Shadowproof.

Flynn Scandal Draws Attention To Power Of Turkish Lobby

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was working for Turkey while also working for Trump's presidential campaign, but failed to register. The post Flynn Scandal Draws Attention To Power Of Turkish Lobby appeared first on Shadowproof.

Investigations into Trump’s links with Russia raise more questions about legitimacy of Brexit vote

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The ongoing investigation into US President Donald Trump’s links with Russia has highlighted collateral evidence. And this suggests that the Brexit vote in Britain’s EU referendum could have been rigged. Trump, Flynn and Russia As the investigation into Trump’s links with Russia accelerates, a former US ambassador to Russia predicts the scandal will become America’s […] The post Investigations into Trump’s links with Russia raise more questions about legitimacy of Brexit vote appeared first on The Canary.

"Such Terrifying Powers We Possess..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Such terrifying powers we possess, but what a sorry lot of gods some men are. And the worst of it is not the cruelty but the arrogance, the sheer hubris of those who bring only violence and fear into the animal world, as if it needed any more of either. Their lives entail enough frights and tribulations without the modern fire-makers, now armed with perfected, inescapable weapons, traipsing along for more fun and thrills at their expense even as so many of them die away. It is our fellow creatures' lot in the universe, the place assigned them in creation, to be completely at our m... more »

"Often..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“Often the people most concerned about others going to hell when they die seem less concerned with the hells on earth right now, while the people most concerned with the hells on earth right now seem the least concerned about hell after death.” - Rob Bell ◆ The question for all these non-acting self-righteous hypocrites is... Any fool can talk the talk. Walking it's quite another matter...

"Thousands Of Americans Are Fleeing The Big Cities In Preparation For The Coming American Apocalypse"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Thousands Of Americans Are Fleeing The Big Cities * *In Preparation For The Coming American Apocalypse"* By Michael Snyder "Why are so many people suddenly moving away from major U.S. cities? Recently, I wrote about the mass exodus that is happening out of the state of California, but the truth is that what is happening there is just part of a national phenomenon. The populations of some of our largest cities are steadily shrinking, and many experts are completely mystified by the seismic demographic shifts that we are now witnessing. Of course there are a whole host of reasons wh... more »

What 92 Percent Of NYT Cookbooks Fail To Tell You

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 11 hours ago
Cookbooks are popular. Cookbooks are instructional. But they are woefully lacking information about a vital thing - food safety. An analysis of 1,497 recipes from 29 cookbooks that appeared on the *New York Times* best sellers list for food and diet books, all of which included handling raw animal ingredients, such as meat, poultry, seafood or eggs, didn't note food safety much at all. Specifically, the researchers looked for three things: * Did the recipe tell readers to cook the dish to a specific internal temperature? read more

I KNOW THIS SOUNDS WACKY, BUT I THINK TRUMP AND BANNON ARE ACTUALLY CONSERVATIVES

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
The Donald Trump administration didn't come into office holding out an olive branch to Chuck Schumer and the rest of the Democratic Party, and *The Washington Post*'s Fred Hiatt finds that baffling: For weeks there has been [an] obvious question for Stephen K. Bannon and President Trump: Why are they driving Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer into the arms of the implacable opposition? ... Trump’s behavior from Inauguration Day on left Schumer no choice. More important, what’s bad for Democrats isn’t necessarily optimal for Trump — especially if his and Bannon’s goal was to b... more »

March 27: My day of pessimism.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
Our Moncton paper is just bursting with the news you need to know. On the front page, residents of a neighbouring town have decided not to repair some of their sidwalks. On an ingger page, a new, lingerie store is being built right here in this city. In Opinion and Commentary Norbert Cunningham displays a massive ignorance in telling us that privatizing aspects of health care would make it cheaper. But he offers not a word of evidence it would do so. Then we get our regular treat of a propaganda column from the Fraser Institute which, like Norbert Cunningham, is a kiss-up for the... more »

The U.S. Military Wants To Keep Forces In Libya And To Expand Operations In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Military Times*:* The Pentagon wants to keep ground troops in Libya and go on offense in Somalia* WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will keep an unspecified number of ground troops in Libya to help friendly forces further degrade the Islamic State faction there, and officials are seeking new leeway to target al Qaida loyalists in Somalia, the top commander overseeing operations in Africa said Friday. "We're going to maintain a force that has the ability to develop intelligence, work with various groups as required, or be able to assist if required ... to take out ISIS targets," sai... more »

U.S. Alarmed By The Growing Russian Presence In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RFE*: *U.S. Commander Says Russians Looking To Expand Influence In Libya* The chief of the U.S. military’s Africa Command says Russia is attempting to expand its influence in Libya, something the United States is watching with "great concern." General Thomas Waldhauser on March 24 said Russia was "on the ground" in the border area between Egypt and Libya and was using military means, weapon sales, and oil to expand its influence in the country. "They are trying to influence the action -- we watch what they do with great concern," Waldhauser told a news conference. "They are on th... more »

Pedophile Cop Arrested for Masturbating Outside Child’s Bedroom Window

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: window]A Brooklyn Detective was arrested in Rockville, NY, masturbating while peering through a child's window at 2:30 am Sunday.

Orwell Rolls in Grave as Police Roll Out Unprecedented Drone Air Force to “Track Anti-Social Behaviour”

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: drone]One of England's largest police forces are focusing on drone technology to increase surveillance and monitor citizen activity.

Legal Context and Government Defendants: Some Thoughts from Travel Bans, Patents, and Aircraft Subsidy Cases

Kindred Winecoff at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
This guest post is by Todd Tucker, PhD, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, a research think tank connected to the FDR Presidential Library. He was previously a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on judicial politics, international political economy, and qualitative methods, and has been featured in Journal of International […]

Coalitions For and Against CO2

Rebecca Terrell at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: coalitions-for-and-against-co2] Large numbers of scientists have petitioned President Trump, both to highly regulate CO2 and to tout CO2’s benefits and downplay dangers. To whom will he listen?

How Trump Can Accelerate the Failure of ObamaCare

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: how-trump-can-accelerate-the-failure-of-obamacare] President Trump and HHS head Tom Price have many options on what to do with ObamaCare — most of them not likely to be needed as ObamaCare is collapsing nicely all by itself.

New York State Legislator: Fine Those Who Don’t Vote

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: new-york-state-legislator-fine-those-who-don-t-vote] A New York Democrat state legislator has proposed to force all citizens to vote. It could well be that the legislation is meant to increase the number of ignorant voters at the polls — who could be counted on to cast their ballots for ever-increasing power to the government.

Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!

Ron Paul at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: did-the-government-spy-on-trump-of-course-it-spies-on-all-of-us] People like NSA whistleblower William Binney said that we know the NSA was spying on Trump because it spies on all of us!

President Trump's Jared Kushner To Be Questioned On Alleged Trump-Russia Ties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians* Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, according to administration and congressional officials. The White House Counsel’s Office was informed this month that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, wanted to question Mr. Kushner about me... more »

Did Abraham Lincoln Wear A `Make America Great Again` Hat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: She cannot believe that this is actually true. Please .... she`s not that dumb.

Kremlin Reacts To This Weekend`s Mass Protests Against Corruption

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia* Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition's morale a year before a presidential election. Sunday's protest and others like it across Russia were estimated to be the largest since 2012 and foreshadow a presidential election which Vladimir Putin is expected to contest. Opinion polls suggest Navalny, who hopes to run against Putin, has little chance of unseating the Russian leader, who enjoys ... more »

My formal complaint against Christy Clark being filed with Elections BC and BC,s Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 12 hours ago
Mr. Fraser.....I am filing a preemptive conflict of interest complaint against premier Christy Clark. In 2015 Christy Clark and the BC Government appointed Brad Bennett to the position of Chair of BC Hydro...The term is for three years and runs into 2018. _______________ https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015PREM0068-001630 *Premier Christy Clark today announced the appointment of Brad Bennett to the position of chair of the BC Hydro board of directors. Bennett replaces outgoing chair Stephen Bellringer, whose term expires on Sept. 30, 2015.* ____________________ Brad Bennett ... more »

Senate Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch...Maybe

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Demos President Heather McGhee on Neil Gorsuch and his corporatist policies (cued partway into the presentation)* *by Gaius Publius* There a long litany of reasons why Neil Gorsuch is a terrible choice for the Supreme Court, including and especially his strong "corporatist" leanings*. *Demos President Heather McGhee speaks about that in the brief video above. Needless to say, continuing the Roberts Court pattern of enabling corporate rule over rule by the people will have dangerous consequences for those so ruled, as well as for the Republic, when that rule is overthrown. Make no... more »

World News Briefs -- March 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New Arab*: *Mosul offensive restarts despite airstrike massacres* Iraqi forces launched a new offensives on the Islamic State group-held Old City district of Mosul, days after alleged US air strikes killed hundreds of civilians causing a freeze in air operations. "Federal Police and Rapid Response Division units began to advance today on the south-western axis of the Old City," Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat, the commander of the federal police, said in a statement. * Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Major military gains expected in west Mosul as* army closes in on old town,... more »

Forwards

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The Daily Politics had David Goodhart on. He was given their ‘Soapbox’ platform, to plug that book. It must be tedious having to explain his innovative sociological theory again and again, every single time you’re on the bleeding BBC. David Goodhart and a passer-by (probably a 'Somewhere') There are the Somewheres and the Anywheres. The Anywheres are educated and cosmopolitan and the Somewheres are parochial and a bit thick. But we, the Anywheres, he explains, mustn’t dismiss the concerns of the Somewheres. If you haven’t read the book, he says, you might assume there’s no nuance... more »

Backwards

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
If Douglas Murray sees fit to appear on TBQs, who am I to sneer ? Still, most people see the programme as sensationalistic and pugilistic. Poppy *and* corny; it provides light relief from the heavy religio/ political programming on either side. Jeremy Kyleisation of the Sunday morning ‘God’ slot. True, TBQs’s front row is usually full of the BBC’s go-to controversialists, but last Sunday morning, despite the presence of Anne-Marie Waters and Peter Hitchens who looks increasingly like a parrot, no-one got heated enough to get Nicky hushing everyone and begging them not to all talk... more »

"How It Really Would Be, If They're Smart"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

Cargo Container Full of Young Black Women Discovered in Savannah?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The "mainstream media" isn’t covering the discovery of a cargo container full of young black women in Savannah because no such event has been documented.

All 8 Supreme Court Justices Stand in Solidarity Against Trump SCOTUS Pick?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Supreme Court justices did not pen a "letter" saying President Trump was "completely wrong in choosing Neil Gorsuch" to fill a vacant seat on the court.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A North Korean soldier © Lee Jae-Won / Reuters *Japan Times/Reuters*: *U.S. has no good military options against Kim* As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Washington’s “strategic patience” with North Korea has ended and “all options are on the table” to slow its nuclear ambitions, U.S. and South Korean forces were preparing for a range of military scenarios. South Korean and U.S. personnel are involved in military drills that will run until the end of April. These exercises have been a feature of life on the peninsula since the Korean War ended in a 1953. In recent years... more »

LONDON ATTACK - FALSE FLAG - PART 2

Anon at Aangirfan - 13 hours ago
*Nicki Minaj* made a Westminster Bridge scene just days before the 22 March London attack. (Butterflies are used in mind control) Was this filming (above) some kind of preparation for the attack? *Adrian Elms's daughter Teegan.* The London Attacker is said to be Adrian Elms (aka Khalid Masood) Adrian's daughter Teegan attended a £15,000-a-year private school, Claremont School, in St Leonards-on-Sea. dailymail. . *Trevor Brooks * . * Alleged London Attacker 'Adrian Elms'* Is the alleged London Attacker Trevor Brooks or Adrian Elms? Channel 4 News origi... more »

Multiple OMICS journals delisted from major index over concerns

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
SCOPUS, the publication database maintained by Elsevier, has discontinued nearly 300 journals since 2013, including multiple journals published by OMICS Publishing Group. Although the reasons the widely used database gives for discontinuing journals often vary, in all cases OMICS journals were removed over “Publication Concerns.” Here’s what SCOPUS said recently about how it vets journals: …several […] The post Multiple OMICS journals delisted from major index over concerns appeared first on Retraction Watch.

STILL BREAKING: In search of The USA 9400!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017Bernie schools Anderson Cooper:* Now that Ivankacare has crashed and burned, we thought we'd revisit a question we posed two week ago: What explains the disappearance of the group known as The USA 9400? You saw health care discussed many times in the past few weeks. Did you see this important group mentioned even once? For ourselves, we never saw the group explicitly cited. The closest we came involved Bernie Sanders' appearance with Anderson Cooper last Friday night. Who *are* The USA 9400? They're the amazingly large number of dollars spent in this countr... more »

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - Jordon Cooper writes that the Saskatchewan Party's slash-and-burn budget confirms that for them, the poor don't matter. CBC reports on the devastating effect the budget will have on municipalities, while Courtney Markewitch reports that Saskatoon's city council is fighting back. And Joel Senick notes that the planned shutdown of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company is another area where the Wall government may be on shaky legal ground. - Tom Parkin examines how the Trudeau Libs are substituting meaningless buzzwords for coherent polic... more »

United Airlines confirms leggings ban and presses ahead with further rules

John Ranson at The Canary - 13 hours ago
An airline which stopped several girls from travelling because they were wearing leggings has refused to budge. The girls were travelling on an employee family pass and were therefore ‘representing the company’. Perhaps their paycheques are in the post. Uproar United Airlines has stood firm over its policy, despite the best efforts of a number […] The post United Airlines confirms leggings ban and presses ahead with further rules appeared first on The Canary.

Amber Rudd’s assault on privacy can’t go unchallenged [OPINION]

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Home Secretary Amber Rudd appeared on the BBC‘s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday 26 March. The topic of conversation was the terror attack in London on 22 March. In response to it, Rudd believes that state surveillance has to be intensified. Rudd is in agreement with Marr when he says that WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption is “completely unacceptable”. She says […] The post Amber Rudd’s assault on privacy can’t go unchallenged [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.

British anti-terror fighters demolish far-right propaganda after London attack. We need to hear their message.

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 13 hours ago
After the 22 March terror attack in London, British anti-terror fighters decided to take a stand against far-right propaganda. And Britain needs to hear their message. On 24 March, Kom News published an open letter from British volunteers who have joined the fight against Daesh (Isis/Isil) in Syria. These people have fought alongside some of the most effective ground forces […] The post British anti-terror fighters demolish far-right propaganda after London attack. We need to hear their message. appeared first on The Canary.

Think things are bad now? Theresa May’s about to give herself ‘the powers of a renaissance monarch’

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 13 hours ago
When Theresa May triggers Article 50, it will place a huge burden on parliament, which will need to push through a vast swathes of legislation. The government might save parliament from a great deal of the work by planning an unprecedented bill to transfer thousands of European laws into British law in one action. It’s called the Great Repeal Bill (GRB). But […] The post Think things are bad now? Theresa May’s about to give herself ‘the powers of a renaissance monarch’ appeared first on The Canary.

We've launched the Bureau Local

Megan Lucero at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 13 hours ago
Our team of four data journalists and developers will build a network of regional reporters and tech experts across the country to investigate datasets and uncover local public interest stories.

Austin tree ordinance violates private property rights

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Robert Henneke, James Quintero Trees are timber — a natural resource that belongs to private property owners in the same way as a backyard garden. It would be absurd to require a government permit to harvest your peppers and potatoes — yet many Texas cities strictly regulate trees on your land.

TPPF Statement on AHCA Vote Withdrawal

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Chip Roy The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy released the following statement on the withdrawal of the today’s expected vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

TPPF Statement on the Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Brad Zarin The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Fueling Freedom Project Director Brad Zarin issued the following statement in response to the recent approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

New Texas Jobs Report Shows Net Nonfarm Jobs Up 75 of the Last 77 Months

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Vance Ginn Today, the Texas Workforce Commission released labor market information in Texas for February 2017. The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Economist Dr. Vance Ginn issued the following statement:

TPPF Releases Paper on How Education Savings Accounts Provide Options for Values-Based Education

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Stephanie Matthews Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Education Freedom today released a paper on values-based education by James V. Shuls, Ph.D., assistant professor and graduate program director of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. The paper, “Values-Based Education, How Education Savings Accounts Provide Options,” examines how education savings accounts will affect values-based education in a pluralistic society.

TPPF Statement on ACHA Amendments

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Chip Roy The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action Director Chip Roy issued the following statement on amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) released last night. The amendments would repeal the essential health benefits mandate of Obamacare, and replace it with a requirement that states set their own standards for essential benefits.

Dr. Nick Begich: How To Break The Zombie Trance

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 14 hours ago
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83-year-old Grandpa Forgot to Use His Blinker, So Cops Put Him in the Hospital

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: hospital]An 83-year-old grandpa was put in the hospital by two cops he simply wanted to talk to, after he failed to use his turn signal.

U.S. Military Advisers Are Now Wearing Black To Blend In With Elite Iraqi Units Inside Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
US SOF embedded with Golden Division in Mosul (x-post /r/syriancivilwar) [720x960] - #army #military pic.twitter.com/u4fcGlHA66 — Army Complex (@ArmyComplex) March 9, 2017 *Military Times*:* Inside Mosul, U.S. military advisers wear black to blend in with elite Iraqi units* WASHINGTON — U.S. military advisers in Mosul have begun wearing black uniforms similar to those preferred by Iraq's most elite troops, an attempt by the Americans to blend in as they move about the front lines in what's become an arduous block-by-block fight with Islamic State fighters who remain entrenched th... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Audit the Fed, Healthcare Bill, Veterans’ Guns, Bomb Threats, Police Cameras

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 14 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *At a Thursday hearing o... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Audit the Fed, Healthcare Bill, Veterans’ Guns, Bomb Threats, Police Cameras

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 14 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *At a Thursday hearing o... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Audit the Fed, Healthcare Bill, Veterans’ Guns, Bomb Threats, Police Cameras

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 14 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *At a Thursday hearing o... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Audit the Fed, Healthcare Bill, Veterans’ Guns, Bomb Threats, Police Cameras

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 14 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *At a Thursday hearing o... more »

"Swamp Monsters Devour White Men"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Swamp Monsters Devour White Men"* by Bill Bonner "Yesterday, the House put off its vote on the Republicans’ medical care bill. Stocks barely moved. Used car prices dropped last month by the biggest amount since 2008. Homeownership hit a half-century low. Sears may no longer be a ‘going concern’. And discount footwear retailer Payless is preparing for bankruptcy. *Deaths of despair: *Also in the news yesterday was a further report from Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton, who first sounded the alarm about the shocking increase in death rates among middle-aged white me... more »

Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!

Ron Paul at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] There was high drama last week when Rep. Devin Nunes announced at the White House that he had seen evidence that the communications of the Donald Trump campaign people, and perhaps even Trump himself, had been “incidentally collected” by the US government. If true, this means that someone authorized the monitoring of Trump campaign communications using Section 702 of the FISA Act. Could it have been then-President Obama? We don’t know. Could it have been other political enemies looking for something to harm the Trump campaign or presidency? It is possible. There... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 161, March 26, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
It’s gotten to the point that the Iraqi forces (ISF) are actively spreading disinformation about the Jadida air strike incident in west Mosul. The Joint Operations Command issued a statement saying on March 17 a unit from the Golden Division called in a Coalition air strike to take care of an Islamic State car bomb. After clearing the area they found that the Islamic State had herded civilians inside a booby-trapped house packed with explosives and detonated it. There were no signs of damage coming from the air in the building. A large car bomb also detonated next to the house. In ... more »

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi Believes The Islamic State Will Be Defeated 'Within Weeks'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Iraqi Prime Minister al Abadi says ISIS military defeated 'within weeks'* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi predicted Sunday that his country will defeat Islamic State military forces “within weeks” but acknowledged the terror group will continue to exist until it’s eradicated in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East. “We are defeating them militarily,” al Abadi told “Fox News Sunday.” “As a terrorist organization … they will try. So that's where we need the efforts of others. Flush them out of Syria and other places.” Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led internati... more »

Hunting Down Islamic State Fighters In The Liberated Parts Of Mosul (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: It looks like these Iraqi squads are going to be busy for a long time.

More U.S. Military Forces Are Being Deployed To Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters *Military Times:* *Another escalation in Iraq: The U.S. Army sends new reinforcements to Mosul* WASHINGTON — An unspecified number of combat soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division have been ordered to northern Iraq, marking the Pentagon's latest escalation in what's been a slow-moving campaign to flush Islamic State fighters from their stronghold in the city of Mosul. "Additional members of 2/82 BCT are deploying to Iraq on a non-enduring temporary mission to provide additional 'advise and assist' support to our Iraq partners as they libe... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Deadly Decimation'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
DEADLY DECIMATION Posted on March 27, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN Mar. 27, 2017. The true power of the United States is run by the Pentagon. Just like Canada is run by the military from the 14th Floor of Indian Affairs. Trump is nothing more than a corporate front man for the military occupation of great turtle island. The corporate owners pay for each vote in Congress in the

WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE: And who are We?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017Part 1—The road to a recent disaster:* A funny thing happened to liberal greatness on the way to November's election. Sixty-three million American citizens decided to vote for Donald F. Trump. As a result, the hopeful pulled an inside straight and ended up in the White House. Embarrassing! Four nights before Election Day, Professor Wang had told Lawrence O'Donnell that it couldn't possibly happen. Only a "giant weather event" could send Donald J. Trump to the White House, the hapless Princeton professor said. No such weather event took place, but Trump end ... more »

Predicting the surface temperature on other planets

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 15 hours ago
After trying & failing to reproduce the results in the paper “New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temperature Model” by Ned Nikolov & Karl Zeller in which they argue that … Continue reading →

Initial Results of Survey

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 15 hours ago
If you haven’t done the survey you still can here. First, thanks for those who completed the survey – whilst the the numbers are low with about 10 people having answered the survey, as I have to process them by … Continue reading →

Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Massive Protest to US Sponsored Saudi Terrorism in Yemen

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: yemen]Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Yemen's capital city to protest ongoing military conflict and the bombing of civilians.

Authors who retract for honest error say they aren’t penalized as a result

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Are there two types of retractions? One that results from a form of misconduct, such as plagiarism or manipulating figures, and another that results from “honest errors,” or genuine mistakes the authors have owned up to? More and more research is suggesting that the community views each type very differently, and don’t shun researchers who […] The post Authors who retract for honest error say they aren’t penalized as a result appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Dog saves unconscious bird, the birdie thanks the dog in the cutest way

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
"I was sitting by my computer and the balcony door was open. My dog, Tigull, came whimpering to me and wouldn't stop until I followed him onto the balcony. "Tígull was trying to point out to his owner that a small bird was lying unconcious on the balcony. Owner Gunnar Kr. Sigurjónsson says that he spotted a small redpoll lying motionless on the balcony floor. He picked up a straw paper basket and placed it over the bird who didn't move. "I thought it was dead but then it started fluttering about and sat down. I took it inside and gave it a bit of water and some seeds. After a whil... more »

The Afghan War Is Unwinnable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. soldiers from 3rd platoon Bronco troop 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne patrol with Afghan national Army soldiers in Zharay district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan 22 April 2012. (Photo: REUTERS - Baz Ratner) *Douglas A. Wissing, The Hill*:* Let's admit the obvious: Afghanistan War is unwinnable* The Afghanistan War is unwinnable. Partnered with a corrupt and ineffective Afghan government, U.S. forces confront a robust and growing insurgency, substantively funded by skimmed American contracts. After 15 years of dysfunctional U.S. development schemes ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest pic.twitter.com/zgcSMDCleS — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 27, 2017

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CBRN Clears Combat Town* Marines assigned to the 3rd Marine Division's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Platoon protect themselves from debris as an MV-22 Osprey lands at Landing Zone Dodo, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 21, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesus McCloud

The BBC published fake news about Jeremy Corbyn and now the rest of the media are repeating it [TWEETS]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 16 hours ago
People are calling out the BBC for publishing fake news about Jeremy Corbyn. But other media outlets responded by just repeating it. Twisting the truth John Pienaar interviewed Unite union’s Len McCluskey on his Pienaar’s Politics show on 26 March. McCluskey is currently standing for re-election as general secretary of Unite. During the BBC Radio 5 […] The post The BBC published fake news about Jeremy Corbyn and now the rest of the media are repeating it [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Embarrassment for Nigel Farage as he’s forced to admit he got it wrong on immigration [VIDEO]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
It’s been a terrible weekend for UKIP. Former leader, Nigel Farage was forced to admit he got it wrong and that immigration played no part in the attack on Westminster. And then it lost its only MP. Red-faced Farage In the wake of the Westminster attack, Farage tried to claim that immigration was to blame. Speaking on Fox […] The post Embarrassment for Nigel Farage as he’s forced to admit he got it wrong on immigration [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

A police force tried to sack an officer because he paid for a homeless man’s biscuits

Steve Topple at The Canary - 16 hours ago
A police force launched disciplinary proceedings against an officer in an attempt to sack him. His alleged offence? Paying for a homeless man’s packet of biscuits. Nobs Derbyshire Police brought the action against PC Martin Rothwell after he gave £2 to a homeless man caught shoplifting. The unidentified man had taken a packet of biscuits from […] The post A police force tried to sack an officer because he paid for a homeless man’s biscuits appeared first on The Canary.

U.S. Pilots Regret On Not Having More F-22s

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The F-22 was manufactured as a heavy multirole fighter for the gradual replacement of the F-15 Eagle. A total of 187 operational F-22 fighters are in service within 11 fighter wings of the US Air Force. © AFP 2016/ JUNG YEON-JE *Military.com*: *Did the Air Force Dash Hopes for Building More F-22s?* When the F-22 Raptor production line ceased in 2011, Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel thought the Pentagon had made a huge mistake. He was driving in his car in 2009 when he found out "the Raptor fleet is done at 187, and I remember thinking, 'This is not great.' I thought it was an error." B... more »

This is How Pakistan Will Fight A Nuclear War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Photo from Pakistan Today *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:* *How Pakistan Is Planning to Fight a Nuclear War* Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan lives in a complicated neighborhood with a variety of security issues. One of the nine known states known to have nuclear weapons, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and doctrine are continually evolving to match perceived threats. A nuclear power for decades, Pakistan is now attempting to construct a nuclear triad of its own, making its nuclear arsenal resilient and capable of devastating retaliatory strikes. Paki... more »

X22 Report, "The Economic Volcano Is About To Blow”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*X22 Report, "The Economic Volcano Is About To Blow”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gtJxbpFGwU

“Foundation: The Fall Of The American Galactic Empire”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Foundation: The Fall Of The American Galactic Empire”* by James Quinn “The fall of Empire, gentlemen, is a massive thing, however, and not easily fought. It is dictated by a rising bureaucracy, a receding initiative, a freezing of caste, a damming of curiosity—a hundred other factors. It has been going on, as I have said, for centuries, and it is too majestic and massive a movement to stop.” – Isaac Asimov, "Foundation" “Any fool can tell a crisis when it arrives. The real service to the state is to detect it in embryo.” – Isaac Asimov, "Foundation" I read Isaac Asimov’s renowned... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Good Schools Aren’t the Secret to Israel’s High-Tech Boom* I am often asked how a country the size of New Jersey, with fewer residents than New York City, became a global high-tech force. In a dynamic world, where innovation and adaptation are crucial, everyone wants to know Israel’s secret educational ingredient. Despite its small size, Israel lists 93 companies on the Nasdaq—more than India, Japan and South Korea combined. In 2016 investors sank $6 billion into Israel’s more than 6,000 startups. All have research-and-development centers located here. Many people look to t... more »

Bannon Makes His Move Against Ryan-- The Move To Boehnerize The Speaker Is On

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Very specific definition of "comrade"* According to *NY Times* reporter, Glenn Thrush, the very "idea that Trump worked hard to pass health care is a joke. He put in a semi-strenuous week-- spent little time on prep, drafting, per aides." Thrush isn't alone in that analysis. Amanda Carpenter is a professional right-wing nut. She used to write speeches for Jim DeMint and washed up in Ted Cruz's office when DeMint bailed ion the Senate. Sunday she chastised Señor Trumpanzee by tweeting that "President Obama worked for years to get Obamacare. You gave up on repeal after a couple weeks... more »

More than 1000 Arrested in Moscow Alone As Tens of Thousands of Russians Protest Against Corruption

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
Link: http://youtu.be/qrwlk7_GF9g Web Site: https://dimon.navalny.com On Sunday, March 26, protests against corruption in government took place across Russia. The protestors … Continue reading →

NYU Journalism Department Scandal Grows - Fraud, Conflicts Of Interest, Denial

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 17 hours ago
A group called US Right To Know is embracing the rich history of the anti-science movement; a history filled with lots of revenue for smear campaigns against scientists, companies in the science business, and more overtly, political allies opposed to the same science they are. read more

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Analysis finds NOAA satellite data is incompatible with theory of man-made global warming* Previous posts by Dr. Noor van Andel have demonstrated that the theory of anthropogenic global warming [AGW] is falsified by observations over the past 62 years which show outgoing radiation from greenhouse gases has significantly increased, rather than decreased as predicted by the AGW theory. The observations instead show the 'greenhouse effect' has decreased over the past 62 years instead of increased due to an exponential rise in greenhouse gases. In a new post at Australian biologist J... more »

WOW, THIS SOUNDS LIKE EXACTLY WHAT JOE SIXPACK WANTS

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
Wake up and smell the working-class blue-collar heartland populism: President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises ... by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team ... more »

Unpopulism

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Around the world, populism is shaking the foundations of what were once liberal democracies. Larry Elliott writes: The rise of populism has rattled the global political establishment. Brexit came as a shock, as did the victory of Donald Trump. Much head-scratching has resulted as leaders seek to work out why large chunks of their electorates are so cross. The answer seems pretty simple. Populism is the result of economic failure. The 10 years since the financial crisis have shown that the system of economic governance which has held sway for the past four decades is broken. Some ... more »

Pizza and simulations vs renormalization

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Physicist Moshe Rozali has challenged Aaronson's fantasies about the simulation of the Universe. Let me begin with his traditionalist complaints that are more comprehensible, to make sure that the number of readers of this blog post will monotonically decrease with time: Incidentally, my main problem with the simulation story is not (only) that it is intellectually lazy or that it is masquerading as some deep foundational issue. As far as metaphysical speculation goes it is remarkably unromantic, I mean, your best attempt as a creation myth involves someone sitting in front of a com... more »

Monday Madness

LL at Virtual Mirage - 17 hours ago
*Where is the Outrage?* The never-ending progressive rant about America building a border wall along its Southern Border hasn't been projected to other parts of the world where similar structures are being erected. Likewise, the People seems to object only to the US Border wall, as he hasn't torn down the walls around Vatican City. Thus Monday Madness focuses on another wall - because we can. *Come on, Hollywood, let's hear you denounce Pakistan.* On 25 March, Pakistan Army Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa announced that the Pakistan Army has begun building a fence along part of th... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Russia Readies Back-Up System For Potential "Split With International Banking System" Blue Apron just partnered with the godfather of sustainable meat — and the move will transform its meal kits 34 people have been injured in a 'gas explosion' in Merseyside China: Even if we're putting missiles on South China Sea islands, we're not militarizing them Whistleblower Forced Out After Leaking Complaints Against Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Replacing the US electric grid could cost $5 trillion "They're Like The Praetorian Guard" - Whistleblower Confirms NSA Targ... more »

New Bills In Florida That Will Impact #Employees If Passed

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
The Florida legislature is in session through May. They may or may not pass some legislation that will affect employees and employment law. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Here are some of the bills to watch: SB 160 - Minimum Wage: Revising the formula for the adjusted state minimum wage, etc. See HB 945. This is an attempt to slowly bring Florida's minimum wage up to a living wage by adjusting an extra $1 - $1.50 per year until 2021. Since Republicans hate the minimum wage to begin with, it won't pass. SCR 194: The annual and inevitably failing attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Ame... more »

Apple and the Central Intelligence Agency - Getting More For Your Gadget Dollar

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
In its latest release, as promised, WikiLeaks takes a look at how the CIA has invited itself into our personal lives through popular electronic devices, this time, looking at Apple products including the Mac line of desktop and laptop computers and the ubiquitous iPhone. The Vault 7 "DarkMatter" documentation looks at CIA projects that infect Apple's Mac product line at the firmware level, basically meaning that the infection persists even if the owner of the computer reloads the operating system. The documents explain the process and techniques that members of the CIA's Embedded... more »

Thousands of Icelanders ban Christianity, worship Viking Norse gods instead.

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
A millennium after it was banned in exchange for Christianity, Icelanders are returning in their thousands to the Heathenism of their Viking ancestors. Teresa Drofn, a 25 year old student of ancient Icelandic manuscripts, has been a Heathen since she was 16 years old. For Teresa, Heathenism takes its supernatural stories less literally than monotheistic religions often do. Instead she describes the appeal of unique spiritual relationship with nature. The story of how Christianity arrived in Iceland, according to Nordic lore, reads like a scene ripped from “Game of Thrones.” A mill... more »

We need to talk about what happened on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, because it was not OK [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 18 hours ago
In an interview with Andrew Marr, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced an authoritarian new policy, without a hint of challenge from the host. This is not OK. Leveraging terror In the wake of the Westminster attack, there have been a number of high profile media attacks on Google and Facebook, and messenger services Telegram and WhatsApp; […] The post We need to talk about what happened on The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, because it was not OK [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The Corbyn interview on Peston on Sunday went so well producers had to step in to kill it [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on ITV’s weekend political show Peston on Sunday at the weekend. Things went so well, producers felt the need to kill it with a bizarre stunt that left viewers baffled. The interview In a wide-ranging interview, Corbyn first spoke out against Theresa May’s ‘counterproductive’ anti-terror laws, before moving onto police at […] The post The Corbyn interview on Peston on Sunday went so well producers had to step in to kill it [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Transpicuous Views: Collecting Data from the Data Collector, Part 3

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Last night Lisa m Harrison joined me as we continued our conversation with Denice and "Stan" the Data Collector from the Sphere Alliance, and this time we brought along the UnFuckers and the LMH members as well to ask their questions. We dug into several deeper questions to do with this "construct" "earthsphere" and the information from the Sphere Alliance and their view of what's happening. As always, use discernment. We really did try to keep the questions and answers together in a written format, but between failing Zoom chat, and failing skype chat..... it would be hours of... more »

Shaking The Blind Faith in Merck Shingles Vaccine

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel I recently wrote about the news of a suit against Merck over damage from the shingles vaccine. There are claims of serious side effects, including death associated with this vaccine. The Zostavax vaccine is recommended for every...

Arguments Between the American Left and Right

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 21 hours ago
Considerations (c) Can Stock Photo / radiantskies We are experiencing currently probably some of the most important clashes of ideas since the Age of Enlightenment. If you pay attention to current events around the world, and if you have read The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn [S2], you […]

Update: Humanoid Encounter Terrified Witness - RV Report

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Oh boy. Remote viewing kicks in here and we discover a completely reworked perspective on the whole ET phenomena. That many entities are essentially under some form of compulsion and exhibit scant free will. We also seem to have a larger narrative regarding the reptilians and their possible client races as well. All this is a new interpretation and an expansion well beyond the select sightings we have had. This is a potentially rich narrative and suggests a hierarchy imposed that connects all interacting with the Earth realm. We had already suspected multiple alien bases on e... more »

How Communism Became the Disease It Tried to Cure

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Hierarchy and the Big Man has been the ban of all governance attempts throughout history. What is worse is that this is rarely understood at all and there is little attention paid to alternate experiments. Thus all reform attempts and reform is inevitable under big Man rule, end up simply reproducing the same structure. Democracy has partially relieved of us of some of this simply by the expedient of creating defacto term limits of one sort or the other. Unfortunately democracy was never a economic system. Thus we get the promotion of economic schemes and a natural grab fro... more »

Queen Victoria's Modernity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is hard to imagine Queen Victoria as an exuberant young Women but she was. Her great achievement though was longevity. This more than anything ended the rule of the crown over affairs of state. It had not been acted much on since George III but that was only a generation past and he had gone crazy in his last years. And his heirs had not been up to it if i remember correctly. Victoria was up to it but formalized a gentle approach that turned out to be very agreeable indeed to the flux of ministers. It actually expanded support for the Crown. Queen Elizabeth has continued t... more »

5 Union Rules That Are Ruining Transportation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Here again, we need to rethink our whole concept of work rules. I do think that the four hour shift system can work in this environment. First off, a significant fraction of employees will actually be working two shifts in a row. The heavy shifts are essentially 600 through 1000 and 1500 through 1900. This is where surplus manpower are needed. Yet they naturally dovetail other potential full time jobs. Most retail starts late when the customers are actually at work. And most hospitality work also starts after the supper hour. There is no lack of alternate employment. Bett... more »

How to Plug the Robot Responsibility Gap

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
iller robots. You have probably heard about them. You may also have heard that there is a campaign to stop them. One of the main arguments that proponents of the campaign make is that they will create responsibility gaps in military operations. The problem is twofold: (i) the robots themselves will not be proper subjects of responsibility ascriptions; and (ii) as they gain autonomy, there is more separation between what they do and the acts of the commanding officers or developers who allowed their use, and so less ground for holding these people responsible for what the robots do... more »

Trumping the State Department

CFACT at CFACT - 22 hours ago
Former Reagan Administration official Scot Faulkner lauds President Trump's and Secretary of State Tillerson's plans to overhaul the U.S. State Department, which he calls not only one of the most bloated bureaucracies but also one of the least effective -- largely because of the internationalist -- almost anti-American -- attitude that prevails among senior officials. USAID alone has wasted over a trillion dollars on enriching dictators and useless projects that have not produced lasting results. It is way past time to clean house.

China Is Building A 100,000 Marine Corps

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Chinese amphibious tanks and marines storm a beachhead in an assault drill during a Sino-Russian joint military exercise in Shandong province. Photo: XinhuaSource:Supplied *The Diplomat*:* China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps* *The People’s Liberation Army allegedly plans to increase the size of its amphibious assault troops by 400 percent.* The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is set to increase the size of its Marine Corps from about 20,000 to 100,000, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on March 13. According to unnamed PLA insiders and experts... more »

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

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 day 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 day 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 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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…

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