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*The Guardian:* *Donald Trump says nuclear threat from North Korea has entered 'new phase'* US president told Japanese PM he is ‘100%’ with Tokyo as US moves Thaad missile defence system into South Korea following Pyongyang missile launches. The threat posed by North Korea to the US and its allies has entered a “new phase”, Donald Trump said on Tuesday, a day after the regime test-launched four ballistic missiles towards Japan. In phone talks on Tuesday, Trump told Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, that the US stood “100%” with Tokyo after three of the intermediate-range missi...more »
This reporter tried hard, for a week to live life with no reference to the President (read Farhad Manjoo in The NY Times). But this mother of storms exceeds any combination of known attention storms. Sci fi offers a simple explanation. He is an attention vampire. However many hate him… however little he actually accomplishes… an attention vampire will flourish as ever-more humans look at him, feel emotions about him, say his name.
Three of the four missiles came down provocatively close to Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone (AFP Photo/Ed Jones) *AFP:* *North Korea missiles 'drill for strike on US bases': KCNA* Seoul (AFP) - Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as global condemnation of the regime swelled. Three of the four missiles fired Monday came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone, representing a challenge to US President Donald Trump. In separ...more »
[image: death-by-education] Instead of teaching lessons based on the tried and true — the results of thousands of years of trial and error — schools adhere to the latest whims and fads, damaging youth.
[image: arizona-challenges-the-fed-s-money-monopoly] The Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees will consider legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender.
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the Journal of Irreproducible Science – over 2/3s of researchers say they are unable to replicate study results WUWT Reader “QQBoss” writes: The BBC reports (shockingly), that the journal Nature is going to begin requiring a reproducibility checklist of authors, based on a survey performed last year…
Originally posted on Science Matters: Eric the Red slept here: Qassiarsuk features replicas of a Viking church and longhouse. (Ciril Jazbec) It is refreshing to come across scientists researching a question without the corrupting need to scare the public or to confirm some personal, professional or moral fear of the future. In this case I…
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/great-greenland-meltdown ? Another day, another ludicrous Greenland meltdown scare story: ? From “Science”: ? From a helicopter clattering over Greenland’s interior on a bright July day, the ice sheet below tells a tale of disintegration. Long, roughly parallel cracks score the…
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By Kevin Mooney ~ Forget everything government officials, many media outlets, and “activist scientists” have warned about the damaging effects of carbon dioxide, because in reality there’s no cause for alarm, a group called the CO2 Coalition urges. Scientists, engineers, and policy analysts who are part of the…
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: Millions of Americans will witness the moon moving in between the Earth and the sun to create a total solar eclipse. The 67-mile wide path of the moon’s umbral shadow will begin in the northern Pacific and cross the U.S. from west to east through parts of the following…
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Founding Director, Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, Pennsylvania State UniversityatPolitics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
The U.S. immigration code, passed by Congress in 1952, rivals the tax code in its level of complexity. In January, President Donald Trump signed three executive orders on immigration that have made matters more complicated for immigrants and the lawyers and advocates who fight on their behalf. As an immigration lawyer and teacher, I have spent countless hours helping those in need and educating my community, which includes residents, educators, professors, international students and scholars, along with local government about the contents of the orders, and the guidelines releas...more »
Men watch the TV news in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 6, 2017. AP Photo/Hadi Mizban President Trump’s new executive order on immigration addresses some of the legal problems found by courts in the Jan. 27 original order, but is still vulnerable on some of the same legal grounds. As a constitutional law professor who has recently written on this topic, I’d contend that Trump’s lawyers are not out of the woods yet. Some important changes The new executive order still has the original’s 120-day ban on the entry of refugees from all countries. Jettisoned is the indefinite ban on Syrian re...more »
Published on Mar 4, 2017 According to diplomatic sources, the E-U is seeking unified and clear positions on Israeli settlements and the so-called two-state solution ahead of future meetings with Tel Aviv. They said the issues are likely to be discussed during foreign ministers’ talks in Brussels on Monday. Sources added that the bloc must […]
Brussels Sidelined as Europe’s Superpowers Meet at Versailles to Thrash Out Bloc’s Future by NICK GUTTERIDGE, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, http://www.express.co.uk/ EUROPEAN superpowers will meet to thrash out the future direction for the struggling bloc this evening, but eurocrats appeared to have been sidelined from the process. – France, Germany, Italy and Spain will come together at the grand […]
Published on Mar 6, 2017 Although the Democrats claim to despise President Trump, new evidence shows they are fascinated by him, and they wish to find out where his intelligence originates by spying on his operation. end
Published on Mar 6, 2017 For many months now, mainstream media has been buzzing with accusations of Russian nefariousness and Kremlin ties. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky breaks down exactly what’s in the mix. end
Published on Mar 6, 2017 The infamous drug lord and number one supplier of cocaine to the US in the 1980s, Pablo Escobar, worked for the CIA, his son has alleged in a new book. RT America’s Marina Portnaya has the details. end
Will the plug be pulled this time round? Or will the shenanigans continue? – Greyerz – Global Panic Is Now Only Days Away by http://www.kingworldnews.com With continued uncertainty around the globe, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, told King World News that global panic is now […]
In the occult world Saturn = Satan. These are technologies of the fallen angels and their Nephilim hybrid children. – 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 […]
Top NSA Whistleblower: Intelligence Agencies DID Spy On Trump by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Trump claims that the Obama administration bugged Trump Tower before the election. Sound nutty? Perhaps … but former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said that Trump is probably right that Trump Tower was bugged (by the Justice Department, not Obama personally). – And chief Fox […]
Treasury Department Burning Through Cash as Debt Ceiling D-Day 15 March Approaches by PETE KASPEROWICZ (@PETEKDCNEWS), http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ The Treasury Department has been rapidly spending its large cash reserves ever since President Trump took office, a move that complies with federal law, but could also make it harder for the government to stay under the debt ceiling […]
Published on Mar 4, 2017 The Washington Post, Amazon, and the CIA. The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner […]
Published on Mar 4, 2017 Fake News VS Real News. How to tell the difference. The mainstream media has been caught red handed creating fake news websites complete with made up stories that were spread online and shared by millions of people on Facebook who had no idea they were reading and spreading Fake News. […]
Mark Levin Delivers DEVASTATING PROOF That Obama Spied On Trump Campaign: “The Evidence Is Overwhelming…Six Federal Agencies Involved” by Mac Slavo, March 5th, 2017 ,SHTFplan.com The left-leaning mainstream media has spent the last 24 hours marginilizing yesterday’s Tweets from President Donald Trump indicating that the Obama administration was actively wire tapping phones in Trump Tower […]
Friday, David Sirota contrasted the lies Trump told on the campaign trail about bringing down the price of pharmaceuticals with his actions since moving into the Oval Office. A week before his inauguration, Donald Trump said that when it came to drug prices, pharmaceutical companies were “getting away with murder”-- and he pledged to take decisive action to reduce the rising cost of medicine. Six weeks into his presidency, though, his government has moved to help drug companies block shareholder initiatives designed to help bring more scrutiny to drug price increases. With drug ...more »
“Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of a small galaxy group a mere 60 million light-years away toward the intimidating constellation Cetus. Seen edge-on, the island universe spans about 100,000 light-years, similar in size to our own Milky Way. * Click image for larger size.* Colorful, spiky stars in this cosmic portrait of NGC 1055 are in the foreground, well within the Milky Way. But along with a smattering of more distant background galaxies, the deep image also reveals a curious box-shaped inner halo extending far above and below this galaxy's dusty plane...more »
"Galaxy Distribution Appears To Negate 'Big Bang'" by Casey Kazan "The prevailing Big Bang Theory predicts that all galaxies should be evenly distributed on the outer rims of the initial expanding explosive force. But in contradiction to the standard theory, ancient galaxies orbit the Milky Way. There are nearby galaxies over 13 billion years in age as well as and ancient fully formed galaxies located over 13.1 billion light years distant from the Milky Way. Galaxies move in the wrong directions and at different speeds, with galaxies colliding into one another from every conceivable...more »
*"I'd Pick More Daisies"* by Don Herold (1953) "Of course, you can't unfry an egg, but there is no law against thinking about it. If I had my life to live over, I would try to make more mistakes. I would relax. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I know of very few things that I would take seriously. I would be less hygienic. I would go more places. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less bran. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary troubles. You see, I have been one of those fellows who live prudently and sa...more »
*"Follow Your Destiny"* "Follow your destiny, Water your plants, Love your roses. The rest is shadow Of unknown trees. Reality is always More or less Than what we want. Only we are always Equal to ourselves. It’s good to live alone, And noble and great Always to live simply. Leave pain on the altar As an offering to the gods. See life from a distance. Never question it. There’s nothing it can Tell you. The answer Lies beyond the Gods. But quietly imitate Olympus in your heart. The gods are gods Because they don’t think About what they are." - Fernando Pessoa
*"A Choctaw Prayer"* “Oh Great Spirit Father, who sits on high beyond the heavens, Creator of all life below, please hear my spiritual prayer. For I seek guidance in a world where few can lay claim to eternal peace. Grant me the vision to see beyond tomorrow's horizon, yet still accept my daily trials, that must and will be faced to survive. Give me the strength to rise each day and breathe the breath of life that you have provided for me. Touch my spiritual soul, so that I may use every moment to spread your sacred message of love and peace for all mankind. I ask only the privilege to ...more »
No common standard: CHAdeMO, CCS and Tesla Supercharger plugs. CHAdeMO: C-CarTom; CCS: Hadhuey; Tesla: Paul Sladen, CC BY-SA Imagine if you could gas up your GM car only at GM gas stations. Or if you had to find a gas station servicing cars made from 2005 to 2012 to fill up your 2011 vehicle. It would be inconvenient and frustrating, right? This is the problem electric vehicle owners face every day when trying to recharge their cars. The industry’s failure, so far, to create a universal charging system demonstrates why setting standards is so important – and so difficult. When done...more »
*Reuters: **Canada should prepare for Russia destabilization efforts: minister* Canada's foreign affairs minister said on Monday that her country should be prepared for Russia to try to destabilize its political system, saying it would be similar to its efforts in the United States. Chrystia Freeland, who is a critic of Russia and is barred from entering that country, was asked whether Russia had engaged in a smear campaign against her after negative articles appeared in pro-Russian media about her Ukrainian grandfather. "It is public knowledge that there have been efforts, as U....more »
*First non-metallic magnet at room temperatures* One month ago, I mentioned that Harvard's Isaac Silvera and his collaborator claimed to have developed metallic hydrogen. Unfortunately, four weeks later, the small piece of this possibly amazing matter was eaten by Ike's dog, in an incident that resembles the burning of the microscopic Japanese art by a magnifying glass during a vernissage in the Czech 1974 comedy "Joachim, throw him to the machine". Phys.org and UPI were among the first English-language sources that revealed a result that could be equally cool and more controllabl...more »
[image: Whitworth5] *Guest post by David Waller* When Joseph Whitworth was growing up in Stockport, the man who became the greatest mechanical engineer of the Victorian age witnessed a traumatic sight. In 1812, this unlovely industrial town on the outskirts of Manchester was overrun by Luddite rioters, all the more terrifying as they were wearing women’s clothes as they went on the rampage, smashing power looms and burning down textiles mills. Many of the Luddites were later hanged, their protest against new technology in vain. [image: Whitworth2]Today, the impact of new techn...more »
"This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own." What is the only thing better than a cook book signing by a world renown pastry chef? Getting to taste samples too! Macy's Culinary Council Pastry Chef Dana Herbert (Cake Boss: Next Great Baker) is headed to Utah to share some of his tips and tricks. You will get to watch him at work as well as get his new book, Sweet and Savory Union, signed. The best part? If you spend $35* or more in the Home department you will receive a copy of the book for him to sign, fr...more »
*A Comment: *Does it seem like the whole world has gone literally crazy? You look around, everywhere you look, and can only shake your head in dreadful astonishment. Fukushima, the mother of all horrors and nightmares, and all too true; the economy, gone to total hell in a hand-basket, 24% true unemployment, massive poverty and homelessness, store chains closing everywhere, and nobody cares; the Wall Street banksters steal trillions, and we the People bail them out for their crimes, while the doomsday debt monster of $1.5 QUADRILLION in derivatives hangs over the entire world econo...more »
*The Guardian*: *Iraqi forces push into deadliest areas of Mosul as civilian exodus accelerates* *Troops reported to have captured a bridge leading to the old city while aid agencies struggle to accommodate displaced people* Nearly three weeks into the last phase of the battle for Mosul, Iraqi forces have started pushing into the most heavily fortified and lethal corners of the crumbling city. This weekend the battles in the city, the Islamic State’s last urban stronghold in Iraq, were some of the most intensive yet. Maj Gen Haider al-Maturi, of the federal police commandos divis...more »
I'm hearing anecdotal evidence from all over the country that people are tense and disturbed and attributing their change in mood to Trump. I know it sounds unbelievable-- and maybes' just people I know-- but everyone sounds on edge. People are seeing psychiatrists and self-medicating and getting off the wagon and everyone seems nervous and depressed... Have you seen any of that too? I don't mean the freaks on the right descrating Jewish cemeteries or burning mosques or starting fights (or even Mika Brzezinski); I'm talking about normal regular people-- neighbors, friends, relativ...more »
*The Independent*: *Battle for Manbij shows Syria’s civil war is almost over – and it looks like Bashar Assad has won* Isis is under military pressure on every side and it seems to be more than it can stand Winners and losers are emerging in what may be the final phase of the Syrian civil war as anti-Isis forces prepare for an attack aimed at capturing Raqqa, the de facto Isis capital in Syria. Kurdish-led Syrian fighters say they have seized part of the road south of Raqqa, cutting Isis off from other its territory further east. Isis is confronting an array of enemies approachin...more »
[image: is-trump-s-wiretapping-claim-credible] Almost as soon as President Trump accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the elections, Obama not only denied it, but also denied that he had ever “ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen.” The statement — issued by Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis — is, of course, false.
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The new climate model study by Dr. Curry addressed in the February 21 WUWT article provides some very powerful conclusions regarding the unsuitability of using climate models for purposes of projecting future global climate behavior. In the Executive Summary of this study Dr.…
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Edward Ferrara writes: If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you may have recently heard about how Bill Nye–the Science Guy himself–“slammed” Tucker Carlson on the latter’s evening show on Fox. THIS. (If you live somewhere else you may have been treated to an equally smug reaction…
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: The SCC drives war on fossil fuels but relies on faulty analyses that ignore carbon benefits Guest essay by Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek The Social Cost of Carbon is the foundation for numerous Obama-era energy policies, regulations and programs. Under complex SCC metrics, agencies calculate the “hidden…
In a series of inflammatory tweets, US President Donald Trump has accused the Obama Administration of spying on him. He claims that Obama ‘wiretapped’ Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential race. But FBI director James Comey and ex-National Security Agency chief James Clapper have already hotly denied these claims. Tweet accusations Terrible! Just found out that […] The post In his latest online rant, Trump throws some serious accusations at Barack Obama [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.
*Daniel Depetris, Spectator*: *Don’t Send More U.S. Troops Into Syria* Public reports of the Trump administration’s deliberations to develop a new counter-ISIS strategy may alarm many Americans. The Pentagon has not yet arrived at a final set of options to be delivered to the president. Before Secretary Mattis recommends an increase in U.S. troop levels for President Trump’s consideration, however, both men must wrap their heads around these three crucial questions: *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 6, 2017* Fight for Mosul: Undaunted by close call...more »
President Trump greets Director of the FBI James Comey as Director of the Secret Service Joseph Clancy (L) watches during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *Reuters*: *Trump maintains confidence in FBI head amid wiretap friction* U.S. President Donald Trump still has confidence in FBI Director James Comey, the White House said on Monday, despite his assertiveness in challenging Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the 2016 election campaign. Federal Bureau o...more »
The first article linked directly below is not humour! Though it's contention is absurd. Clearly the media is opting to spin the overtly confrontational position taken by the US, in support of their Kurdish terrorists, against Turkey, a NATO ally. This silly spin was mentioned in the first post from today.* Manbij: NATO's Fracturing Point, US Troops Parade In Armored Convoys* *The media is always managing perceptions- It’s job 1*. *During times of war the media is working over time to control your thinking*. *As Mika Brzezinski states, does their work,"our job", of "actually contro...more »
In my last post I created a reconstruction of global temperature over 350 years which I show below: And as I said in the article, I was confused why the UAH 6 (red) had not warmed as much as the … Continue reading →
The United States Kangaroo Court By Steve Melendez, Paiute President, American Indian Genocide Museum Censored News Photo Western Shoshone Carrie and Mary Dann The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, just published her End of Mission Statement March 3, 2017. She wrote, "I have learned that many of the complex issues
“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” ~ Leo Babauta ○ “We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. W...more »
*"The Deep State’s Attempted 'Decapitation' of Donald Trump"* By David Stockman "I’ve said since day one that Donald Trump’s historic mission is to be the Great Disruptor. I admit that I believe much of what Trump advocates is wrongheaded. But I salute him as a true outsider and rallying force for the Main Street political insurrection we witnessed on Election Night. That insurrection must succeed if Trump is to succeed in his historic mission. That’s because the existing regime of Bubble Finance on Wall Street and government growth threatens incalculable harm to your liberty and yo...more »
As so often happens, I’m doing research on one thing and stumble onto something else that is interesting. Such is the case today. I was looking through Dick Hall’s *The UFO Evidence* when I noticed something that struck me as incorrect so I thought I would chase a footnote or two. Hall wrote that the Chiles-Whitted UFO sighting on July 23, 1948, involved a physical manifestation which, in this case, was turbulence that rocked the aircraft. Both men reported they had seen a cigar-shaped craft that flashed by their airliner very early in the morning. Hall’s reference took us to Sectio...more »
Photos of Strykers and up-armored Humvees flying U.S. flags were posted on social media over the weekend after the U.S. regional command confirmed that Special Forces troops in northeastern Syria had moved toward Manbij. Photo via Twitter *DoD Buzz:* *US Stryker Combat Vehicles Seen Near Syrian Flashpoint Town* U.S. Stryker combat vehicles have been spotted in northeastern Syria, where special operations troops have been on the move to head off potential clashes among a number of rival forces converging on the flashpoint town of Manbij. Photos of the eight-wheeled Strykers and up-...more »
[image: coroner]Former Round Lake Park Coroner Richard Rudd was arrested on what some have said are trumped up charges stemming from his whistleblowing activities involving an innocent woman in prison, wrongfully convicted of murder.
[image: disney-s-new-beauty-the-beast-more-lgbtq-propaganda-from-the-magick-queendom] What next? A *Brokeback Mountain* version of *Old Yeller*? A transgendered Mickey Mouse? Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner starring in the father role in a remake of *Swiss Family Robinson*? Don’t laugh, the above absurdities — and worse — are no doubt percolating on the diversity/perversity menu at the Magick Queendom.
[image: audit-reveals-millions-in-obamacare-tax-credits-awarded-to-ineligible-recipients] Seven years after the Affordable Care Act became law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues to shirk its responsibility for verifying eligibility for healthcare subsidies, a new audit by the treasury inspector general for tax administration reveals.
[image: trump-signs-new-immigration-executive-order] On March 6, President Trump signed an executive order “to protect the Nation from terrorist activities by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.”
If you’ve ever needed a blood transfusion, or donated blood, you probably would have been asked your blood type. While it was once thought all blood was the same, we now know there are different types of blood, called blood groups. Transfusions between blood groups can be catastrophic, even deadly, so knowing the blood type of donors and recipients is of the utmost importance. Our bodies contain trillions of red blood cells. Each is covered in an array of proteins and sugars, inherited from our parents, which determine our blood group. We can all be classified into group A, B, AB...more »
*The Telegraph*:* US and Russian troops patrol neighboring villages in Syria* Russian and US troops are patrolling neighbouring Syrian villages as the two countries move to defuse tensions between rival factions fighting the Islamic State in the Iraq and the Levant (Isil). In what is the closest encounter between the two superpowers in Syria to date, both sides have sent troops into the area around the northern town of Manbij to in a bid to halt fighting between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkish troops and allied rebel groups. The Manbij Military Council...more »
Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald, and others sign statement of solidarity with journalist Rania Khalek and caution against political litmus tests on Syria. The post Writers, Activists Issue Statement Against Blacklisting In Solidarity With Journalist Rania Khalek appeared first on Shadowproof.
British street artist Banksy is no stranger to the Israel-Palestine conflict. And on Friday 3 March, he unveiled his latest project – a hotel just outside Bethlehem with a view of Israel’s infamous ‘apartheid‘ wall. 100 years on Described by The Guardian as “a hotel, museum, protest and gallery all in one”, the project is reportedly […] The post UK artist Banksy makes waves in Palestine, 100 years after Britain first got involved [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
*MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017Cable pundits try to discuss Trump's claims:* We've just watched the usual suspects on CNN and MSNBC as they attempt to discuss Donald J. Trump's wiretapping claims. In a word, sad! Their skills are virtually non-existent. Donald J. Trump is playing a game they can barely name. Let's start with the key word "legally." They keep going over the ways Obama could have wiretapped Trump in a *legal* manner. Who said anything about *legal?* Donald J. Trump has never said that Obama wiretapped him *legally.* It's sad to see the way the straights all blow past this ...more »
*"The Ruler of the World"* *The Emperor will make a mockery of the future.* by Robert Gore "There is a Supreme Ruler of the world. During the early years of his reign he won accolades and devotion, showering his subjects with goods and services that were beyond their means. As he consolidated his rule, a few malcontents warned that there was less to his cornucopia than met the eye. However, his grip on power tightened and they were shunned. Once he had an iron chokehold, their warnings were forgotten or ignored. Meet Emperor Debt. The first true globalist ruler, his dominion spans t...more »
*2 evil little men, up to no good: Paul Ryan and his crony Peter Roskam* When I knew Paulette Garin she was as progressive an activist as you'd find in Wisconsin or anywhere else. Let's go back to the summer of 2009 for a moment, before Paul Ryan was a household name but was already becoming the face of the Republican House caucus' ugly and shallow financial and health care "policies," which really amount to nothing more than obstructionism and egregiously distorting President Obama's ideas for cleaning up the mess the GOP left the country in. Ryan has happy to alternate with another...more »
*A cross post from Emma Burnell about an excellent initiative started by friend-of-the-blog, Cllr Roxanne Ellis.* How do you turn hundreds of separate tales of murder, loss, grief and abuse into something positive? How do you turn a statistic that is at once both shocking and under-reported into something that tells stories and raises awareness? For Gedling Labour Councillor Roxanne Ellis, this became more than an academic question when she was made aware of the Femicide Census. Based on the Counting Dead Women project by Karen Ingalla Smith, the Femicide Census lists the women wh...more »
On Friday, March 10, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe will march with indigenous people and allies to oppose DAPL’s continued aggression on tribal nations and stand in solidarity with all Native Nations to protect their sovereignty. "DAPL has disregarded the Environmental Impact Statement process, ignored tribal consultation, and acted in clear violation of treaty rights. Members of his administration have even blatantly lied about their communication with the Tribe. The Tribe is marching to call on the administration to hear why it’s critical for the U.S. government to respect treaty ...more »
So why did Bill English touch what Americans call the “third rail” yesterday, talking about changing superannuation and in election year too, only to make what looks like a savage and irresponsible punt – putting off any of the necessary changes out to a time so far in the future there is dust and heat haze between us and the horizon? The answer is simple. While his predecessor was happy to break every other election promise he ever made, he stood firm on the one pledge he knew would kill him: he pledged to quit as Prime Minister before ever raising the retirement age of 65. T...more »
[image: att-agrees-to-re-source-jobs-back-to-united-states] The union representing AT&T workers in five southern states has reached a tentative agreement with AT&T Southwest that includes a promise to hire 3,000 American workers to do jobs previously done overseas.
[image: interior-secretary-repeals-another-obama-era-second-amendment-infringement] New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke performed a vital task: seconding Trump's determination to keep his campaign promise to support the Second Amendment.
[image: john-birch-society-sees-victories-in-stopping-con-con-applications] For all the time, money, and manpower spent in favor of it this year and despite the claims that America's Founders inserted Article V in the Constitution in order to rein in our out-of-control government, advocates of an Article V convention — most notably the Convention of States Project (COS) — have little to show for it this year, thanks in large part to the work of The John Birch Society and its members across the country.
Thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive land in southwest Minnesota will be converted to native plants and grasses in an ambitious effort to protect local waters from polluted runoff, thanks to a major new infusion of cash for rural conservation. A highly anticipated state-federal deal, announced Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton, will provide $350 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $150 million in state funds to the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) which pays farmers to idle vulnerable land near lakes, streams and rivers. "This is an outstanding d...more »
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Mar 6, 2017 In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic […]
President Donald Trump delivers remarks aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Caitlin Talmadge, NYT: **Trump’s Military Budget Minus a Plan* Last week President Trump again called to revitalize the United States military, most notably with a 10 percent increase in the defense budget. Such proposals make for a snappy sound bite and enable the president to bask in the reflected glow of the armed forces, which happen to be more popular than he is. Yet in the absence of a coherent national strategy, arbitrary increases in the defense budget will do little to make Ameri...more »
Every time I see this picture of Putin, I think of Ian Fleming and Sean Connery. It looks just like the kind of cutting edge invention Dr. No or Goldfinger would use. And after 15 years of being Russia's dictator, it's fairly obvious by now that Vlad Putin, former KGB official, is now a James Bond-class super villain. Donald Trump, on the other hand, while he'd love to be a dictator on a par with his buddy Vlad, is exactly like the kind of super villain you'd see in an Austin Powers parody. Or rather, he's like Mini Me to Putin's Dr. Evil. Now we're hearing in several...more »
*TIME:* *North Korea Tests China's Patience with Missile Launches During Its Biggest Political Gathering* n the majestic belly of Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, where all of China’s top political figures are currently gathered for the annual National People’s Congress (NPC) legislative session, Premier Li Keqiang kicked off proceedings Sunday by warning of “more complicated and graver situations” and “many uncertainties ... both inside and outside China.” Right on cue, North Korea gave a perfect example: launching four ballistic missiles some 1,000 km into the sea off its east...more »
Here is a great example for students and parents all over the nation to see what political enemies of public education really have in their hearts, once the politeness is brushed away. This Texas senator is incensed at the suggestion that school vouchers, if offered, should be large enough for students to attend high quality private schools. Turn up the volume and listen to the name-calling,berating, and haranguing of students and parents seeking answers from someone who does not care what these folks think. More on the story from Texas Monthly.
Harpers magazine has just printed a letter written by Donald Trump’s grandfather in 1905. But ironically, it is a letter begging against deportation. Family values The letter is a plea to the Prince Regent of Bavaria. Because, after failing to complete mandatory military service, Prince Luitpold had rejected Friedrich Trump’s request for repatriation. The emotional letter reads that he […] The post Trump ignores an important lesson from his own grandfather appeared first on The Canary.
Central London came to a standstill on Saturday 4 March. Because people from across the UK took part in the #OurNHS demonstration. And The Canary was there with a front row seat. The Canary meets… Our NHS Peoples Assembly (PA) and Health Campaigns Together (HCT) organised the demo. It ran from Tavistock Square to parliament. […] The post A Canary exclusive: behind the scenes at the NHS demo [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Two pro-Brexit campaigns are facing investigations for irregularities in the lead-up to the EU Referendum vote. The Electoral Commission is looking into [paywall] possible undeclared spending by Vote Leave, the campaign backed by Tory MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. And the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an inquiry into the misuse of data in […] The post The groups that brought us Brexit now face multiple investigations appeared first on The Canary.
The BBC’s Andrew Marr challenged Chancellor Philip Hammond on alleged Conservative electoral fraud on 5 March. Marr said: Channel 4 News have done sterling work in pursuing the Conservative Party about election irregularities. Do you think you’re going to face by-elections as a result of what’s coming? Hammond stumbled, before replying: The party has already […] The post The BBC actually challenged the Chancellor on Tory election fraud, but there’s a catch [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.
Al-Shabaab militants in a passing-out parade in 2011. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters *VOA: **Pentagon Wants to Expand US Military Efforts in Somalia* Experts are concerned about increasing attacks by the Islamic militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. In the past few weeks, the group has increased suicide bombings of Somali hotels and military targets. These attacks have caused the Trump Administration to consider increased military involvement in the country. Experts say that current actions, such as drone attacks, are not enough. U.S. officials have said the Defense Department wa...more »
*FOX News*: *Iran launched 2 ballistic missiles, US officials say* Continuing a pattern of provocative actions, Iran this weekend test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles and sent fast-attack vessels close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News. One of Iran's ballistic missile tests were successful, destroying a floating barge approximately 155 miles away, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the launch told Fox News. The launches of the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles were the first tests of the missile in two years, one official...more »
*Reuters*: *U.S. Navy ship changes course after Iran vessel interaction: U.S. official* Multiple fast-attack vessels from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, forcing it to change direction, a U.S. official told Reuters on Monday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the IRGCN boats came within 600 yards of the USNS Invincible, a tracking ship, and stopped. The Invincible was being accompanied by three ships from British Royal Navy and forced the formation to change course. The official sai...more »
*The Independent: **Iraqi troops face heaviest clashes with Isis in Mosul as thousands continue to flee* More than 40,000 people have been displaced from the city in the last week Iraqi troops have encountered the heaviest clashes yet with Isis fighters in western Mosul since the start of the new push more than two weeks ago. Major General Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division said that Isis fighters dispatched at least six suicide car bombs, which were all destroyed before reaching the troops. The militants, he said, are moving from house to house and deployi...more »
By Paul Homewood A quick look at UK weather last month. While the month was on the whole mild, mean temperatures were unexceptional. The warmest February since 1910 came along in 1998, and the months in 1914, 1918, 1926, 1945, and 1961 were all milder. What is particularly apparent […]
In 2010, the world first learned about a malicious computer worm that had been wrecking Iran’s nuclear facilities by making centrifuges malfunction and thereby preventing uranium from being refined. Private security researchers named the worm “Stuxnet” after keywords found in the software. It was later revealed that what was being The post Stuxnet Goes To North Korea appeared first on Shadowproof.
*MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017From Krugman, a puzzling claim:* Paul Krugman makes a puzzling claim in this morning's column. First, though, let's consider yesterday's essay by Charlie Peters. Peters was born in West Virginia—in 1926! He founded the Washington Monthly in 1969. According to the leading authority, he continued to write his "Tilting at Windmills" column until 2014. Today, Peters is 90 years old. Yesterday, in the New York Times' Sunday Review, he published an important political memoir beneath a sad headline: "I Remember When Appalachia Wasn’t Trump Country" Peters discusses...more »
Abby Phillips, writing for Chris Cillizza's Fix at *The Washington Post,* sees President Trump shredding the truth and concludes that the people whose tone needs policing are Trump's critics: *The sorry state of political discourse right now, in five Bernie Sanders tweets* Let's start with the tweets, which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) (and/or his staff) fired off late Monday morning:Let's start with the tweets, which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) (and/or his staff) fired off late Monday morning: President Trump cannot continue to lie, lie, lie. It diminishes the office of the presid...more »
*ABC News Online:* *North Korea 'test fires ballistic missiles' as US-South Korean war games continue* North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast, according to South Korea and Japan. The launch was an apparent reaction to huge military drills by the US and South Korea that the North insists are an invasion rehearsal. The US military said it detected and tracked what it assessed was a North Korean missile launch, but added the launch did not pose a threat to North America. US Strategic Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Martin O'Donnell said US ...more »
Recently there’s been a couple of times I needed a global temperature but for obvious reasons I do not think it would be ethical to use reconstructions that I feel are fraudulent. This has left only UAH6 (which is the … Continue reading →
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD Representative democracy is designed to limit popular interference with elite rule, while providing a nurtured illusion of community and justice. However, if the system goes too far in dissociating itself from the popular will, then the entire society is at risk of destabilization. My recommendation especially applies to the Western states Canada and the USA, which
*and crazier.* Did the Obama administration tap Donald Trump's Trump Tower phones? Yes. Next question. Trump has announced his *new travel ban* so expect the libtards to starting squealing in 3. 2. 1. Some things have changed in the new one. I don't know what the changes are and I don't care. I would prefer to see all immigration halted for the foreseeable future, but that's just me. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case of the confused girl who thinks she's a boy concerning *where she's supposed to pee.* In what civilized world do adults run around passing legislatio...more »
“………..most, if not all, of the critique here tends to leave the impression of a pro-Brexit, pro-Trump, anti-left, anti-liberal crowd.” and “I'm starting to wonder what the point is though? There are already countless sites and forums with viewpoints like the ones espoused on here” Funny you should say that AnonAnon, because only the other day Craig and I were just saying the exact same thing. We both agreed that dissenting comments liven up a blog, especially one that’s that’s teetering on echo-chamber territory. We’re on red alert, at high risk of radicalising ourselves and an...more »
The Russkies are coming the Russkies are coming do you know why its called a successful revolution and no one in all the other palaces wants to pay that price Russia is mostly a threat to itself given the demographics and low birth rate the Russkies only want to stabilise their own motherland not make babies in the colonies The military industrial complex always needs justification and the Russians have always refused assimilation until Yeltsin just get drunk and said what the fuck Putin is picking up the pieces of national self esteem and working to channel all the corruption to...more »
All right, here is the danger I fear most right now. The heads of four world powers desperately fear democracy in their own nations. *All four want to trigger war between the United States and Iran.* A while back, I did a round-up regarding international affairs and their calamitous bungling, in recent weeks. But I left you with the impression that war with Iran might happen because of “stumbling,” as described here in The Atlantic. But in fact, things are far worse. It appears that a confluence of pivotal world leaders *want * this to happen. Are these four nations all enemies of ...more »
*CawRANT Events #43* Good morning, everybody! Again we have a snowy day in the Pacific North West. A wet, sloppy snow fell all last night and today it's slushageddon. More snow is predicted for tonight. Typically, in early march, we're seeing daffodils and cherry blossoms. Not this year. I have a feeling the weather modification black ops are working overtime....pushing weather systems around the sky with their haarp lazer weaponry. Who will pay for this? More "carbon taxation" anyone? I have a long list of topics and links to cover in this *RANT* so let's get started. Fi...more »
A researcher in South Korea has retracted a 2015 paper after telling the journal he falsified the institutional approval required to conduct the animal experiments. In the article, the author explicitly says that the Animal Experiment Review Board of a university based in Seoul, South Korea approved the experiments, but according to the journal, “the […] The post Author says he lied about approval for animal research appeared first on Retraction Watch.
President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump on Inauguration Day. Mr. Trump has praised Mr. Obama repeatedly since taking office. But on Saturday, he called his predecessor a “bad (or sick) guy.” Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times *WNU Editor:* This weekend the New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt wrote the following post .... *Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones* (New York Times). The key part .... *.... WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower the ...more »
Jersey Jazzman: NJDOE Fail (Again): Camden Community Charter Schoo...: Camden's schools open this year on Monday, September 9 -- a little more than two weeks. But when Camden Community Charter School opens, ...more »
*March 1, 2017* Loie: Ready for a short viewing, dear? Loie: A flow view? Terran: Yes Loie: Sending a frequency now. Loie: Boosting, dear! Terran: Seeing something like a railway but might be like mining cars comes out of the ground there's snow then some men on the side then another tunnel upwards seems to be on chains or cogs like Terran: Can you boost? Loie: Boosting. Terran: I'm glad I'm on the train this is a steep climb in snow it is still climbing open terrain sunny some jogs as it climbs Loie: Another frequency, love! Loie: Amplified. Terran: There's a 8-10 story b...more »
*by Gaius Publius* Thanks to the dark dawn of the Age of Trump, I suspect, we're seeing a bloom of Twitter accounts purporting to be either Alt-Agency accounts of current government employees, or more likely, Alt-Agency accounts of former employees of the department named in the account. One rather large list of alt or rogue accounts is this one — Rogue Federal Tweeter. I've started a much smaller one here — RogueGovt — just to see what was going on in the alt-twitter world. No one here wants anyone to break the law, but not all "rogue" or anonymous Twitter activity is unlawful....more »
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, U.S. Air Force *Military Times*: *Chinese troops appear to be operating in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon is OK with it* WASHINGTON — There is mounting evidence that Chinese ground troops are operating inside Afghanistan, conducting joint counter-terror patrols with Afghan forces along a 50-mile stretch of their shared border and fueling speculation that Beijing is preparing to play a significantly greater role in the country's security once the U.S. and NATO leave. The full scope of China's involvement remains unclear, and the Pentagon is ...more »
We need to have a frank discussion about the stunt the UK media pulled on Sunday 5 March. A story about the tax returns of two prominent politicians emerged on Sunday. On the one hand, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn published his tax return in the interest of transparency. On the other, sitting Chancellor Philip […] The post We need to discuss the stunt the UK media pulled yesterday, because it was just plain wrong [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.
A new report has found an overwhelming link between overseas corruption and the rise in house prices. The organisation is calling for tough measures by the government that go beyond its commitment for more homes. The UK housing market is broken. Prices average 10 times salaries. Demand is far outstripping supply, and affordable and social housing stocks are in decline. And homelessness could rise […] The post There’s loads of dodgy money in the UK. And now it’s pricing people out of their homes appeared first on The Canary.
You may be surprised to hear that a major national election took place in the UK last week. And its outcome has important ramifications for the future of a United Kingdom, and Theresa May’s plans for Brexit. The ignored election There was a snap election for Northern Ireland’s Stormont Assembly on Thursday 2 March. And it resulted in […] The post One of the biggest moments in UK political history happened last Thursday, and almost no one knows [EDITORIAL] appeared first on The Canary.
. Water Protectors Inspire Global Movement of Truth and Justice First Voices Radio Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota, interviews Cheryl Angel, Lakota from Standing Rock, Cheryl shares her visit to Mexico City, and how the water protectors movement has empowered people around the world to protect the people, land and water. In Mexico, families continue the struggle for truth and justice
Twenty years have flowed away down the long river And never in my life will return for me from the sea Ah years in which looking far away I saw ages long past When still trees bloomed free in a wide country And thus now all begins to wither With the breath of cold-hearted wizards To know things they break them And their stern lordship they establish Through fear of death ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Rotterdam 1958 It was too blustery yesterday to stay on the beach, so I took Camus for a walk in a birdless bird sanctuary instead. Well, nearly. I saw three, and heard one. Add...more »
[image: michael-reagan-denounces-brother-rons-atheist-commercial] Ron Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Reagan, has been featured in a televised commercial proclaiming his atheist views. The commercial was recently rejected by the late president’s older son, Michael Reagan.
Twenty years have flowed away down the long river And never in my life will return for me from the sea Ah years in which looking far away I saw ages long past When still trees bloomed free in a wide country And thus now all begins to wither With the breath of cold-hearted wizards To know things they break them And their stern lordship they establish Through fear of death ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Rotterdam 1958 It was too blustery yesterday to stay on the beach, so I took Camus for a walk in a birdless bird sanctuary instead. Well, nearly. I saw three, and heard one. The twisted live oaks...more »
Twenty years have flowed away down the long river And never in my life will return for me from the sea Ah years in which looking far away I saw ages long past When still trees bloomed free in a wide country And thus now all begins to wither With the breath of cold-hearted wizards To know things they break them And their stern lordship they establish Through fear of death ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Rotterdam 1958 It was too blustery yesterday to stay on the beach, so I took Camus for a walk in a birdless bird sanctuary instead. Well, nearly. I saw three, and heard one. The twisted live oaks ...more »
Researchers have retracted two 2016 papers from the same journal which were published without the permission of the supervising scientists. According to the retraction notices, the two Applied Materials & Interfaces articles were “published without the full knowledge or consent of the principal investigators” who guided the research, but are not named in the notices. The papers share […] The post Two retracted papers were published behind bosses’ backs appeared first on Retraction Watch.
The Iraqi forces (ISF) went back on the offensive after a one day pause. On March 5 there were no operations due to the poor weather. On March 6 the ISF went back to work attacking along two fronts. First, the Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division continued their push up the Tigris River assaulting the Danadan and Dawas neighborhoods, taking the former. The Golden Division moved up the center of south Mosul into Sumoud, Tal Ruman, Shuhada and Mansour. Danadan, Dawasand Tal Ruman had all been declared freed before. In Tal Ruman, the Islamic State were using civilians as human s...more »
*MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017Part 1—With the other three, not so much:* Did Jeff Sessions lie to a group of exalted senators during his confirmation hearing last month? Last Friday, in a thundering column, Paul Krugman said he did. The night before, at Vanity Fair, T. A. Frank said, "Not so fast." Frank's analysis resembled the one we offered the next day. In our view, Frank overstated the case in Sessions' favor—if you're inclined to care about this shiny object at all. Did Sessions lie during the hearing? We post Frank's nugget passage below. After posting the text of the rambling qu...more »
An Afghan soldier on operations in Ghazni province in December 2016. Sources with the country's NATO-led 'Resolute Support' mission have expressed optimism over the current capabilities of the ANDSF compared with previous years. Source: Xinhua/PA Images *IHS Jane's 360:* *NATO prepares for Taliban spring campaign, with focus on south* * The NATO-led 'Resolute Support' mission in Afghanistan is expecting the Taliban's spring offensive to focus on the south * This year, however, there are raised expectations regarding the capabilities of the ANDSF As in past years, coalition forces ...more »
*The Atlantic: **Can America's Spies Work With Russia's?* Trump’s hoped-for cooperation is doomed if not. Among the reasons President Donald Trump has cited for seeking a better relationship between the United States and Russia is the number of common evils the two countries face, including terrorism. “Wouldn’t it be great,” he has mused, “if we actually got along with Russia and other countries?” The furor in the United States over Russia’s role meddling in the country’s 2016 presidential election—and the U.S. intelligence community’s investigations into, and public leaks about, p...more »
March 6, 2017 — It’s been nearly three years since the brutal massacre of 46 mostly young progressives by a neo-Nazi-led mob in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. Government repression and right-wing attacks against Odessans demanding justice for that atrocity have been constant, but now have entered a new and much more dangerous stage. On Feb. 23, Alexander Kushnarev, the father of one of the young people murdered on May 2, 2014, was arrested by agents of the federal Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Oleg Zhuchenko, chief prosecutor for the Odessan region, claims Kushnarev had been...more »
In a brief post about our rage-filled president's weekend rewrite of the Russia narrative, Axios's Mike Allen writes this: Towergate is a fascinating test of Trump's great gamble that he can do the job of president in a totally new way: largely improvisational, driven by whims, moods and obsessions; thinly staffed, like his campaign, and with poorly enforced process, not taking advantage of the massive safety net available to him; heavily reliant on family; and unconstrained by manners, rituals or precedent. Allen also writes this: But the risk is that there'll be a day of reckonin...more »
Fukushima Daiichi looked pretty bad yesterday. I thought perhaps it was raining because of the degree of pixilation on the webcams but it was not: Fukushima is an unmitigated catastrophe. Is TEPCO going to cause another Fukushima disaster? TEPCO was just ordered to re-submit documents required by Japan's nuclear regulatory agency, the NRA, to assess safety of reactor restarts at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. TEPCO first submitted the required documents for approval 3 years ago. However, it seems that TEPCO had failed to provide some critical information abo...more »
This World Politics in a Time of Populist Nationalism (WPTPN) guest post is written by Simon Frankel Pratt, a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto. His research is on institutional politics, international norms, and the US’s security apparatus. For further information, see his website or find him on Twitter (@simon_the_pratt) Unlike other contributions to this essay series, […]
An adorable baby hippo has been saved from certain death after it was trapped in a thick mud pool on its own for several days. The hippo, called Humpty, found herself stranded in a fast-drying swamp of mud and was surrounded by flailing catfish after being abandoned by her mother. But she was eventually spotted in the depths of the remote Kiunga Forest in Kenya and was thankfully rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). She was found dehydrated, severely sunburnt and barely able to move and the miniature calf would have been certain to die if the rescuers did not sav...more »
*Bloomberg:* *Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups* * Post-election crime wave by attackers demanding bitcoins * Center for American Progress said to be among victims Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks, scouring the organizations’ emails for embarrassing details and attempting to extract hush money, according to two people familiar with probes being conducted by the FBI and private security firms. At least a dozen groups have faced extortion attempts since the U.S. presidential election, said the people, who provided...more »
*Flashback to the post from last week:* *NATO Fracturing at Manbij? US Reinforces Manbij to Defend From Turkish Attack?? * *Was I was really the only blogger to have caught the reports of the US being present in Manbij? *Obviously signalling flagrant US backstabbing of a NATO ally, Turkey.... As has been posited here for so very long now.. *Reiterating the simplistic synopsis:* *Necessary background since most people still believe Turkey & the US are lovers. They aren't. Turkey is the betrayed party in the tryst the US is having with Kurdish terrorists. Though Turkey has tried to w...more »
*Daily Mail:* *Donald's eruption in the Oval Office: Video emerges of Trump's 'furious argument' with top adviser Steven Bannon as Ivanka and Jared look on, hours before President made phone tapping claims* * Donald Trump gave a 'verbal lashing to his senior staff members' on Friday * He was angry over the attorney general's recusal amid Russia links on Thursday * Video has since emerged of Bannon in an animated discussion in the Oval Office * Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer were also in the fiery meeting * Trump was upset Sessions was overshadowing hi...more »
*FOX News:* *Conway challenges Comey to release info on Trump's wiretap allegation* Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway challenged FBI Director James Comey Sunday to reveal any information he might have about President Trump’s allegations that former President Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. “If Mr. Comey has something he’d like to say I’m sure we’re all willing to hear it,” Conway told Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro in an interview on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “All I saw was a published news report. I didn’t see a statemen...more »
The Copeland and Stoke Central by-elections on 23 February followed weeks of frenzied media speculation. The media then used the results to pronounce everything from the end of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership to Theresa May’s victory in the war against socialism. But it turns out the whole thing was a farce. Because neither constituency is likely to exist in three years’ time, thanks to the […] The post The entire media frenzy over Copeland and Stoke was a farce. Both seats are set to be abolished. appeared first on The Canary.
I recently had a very positive experience with anti-anxiety medication, and realized I should share it here. I've written many times about the wonders of modern medicine for treating depression and anxiety, and the life-changing, relationship-saving, and quite possibly life-saving effects of using the right medication. While these drugs may be sometimes prescribed unnecessarily, I believe they are *under* used -- that many more people could be helped by these meds, if their own biases didn't stand in the way, and if everyone had equal access to healthcare. My mega-wrap-up of my per...more »
*Bloomberg:* *Japan Moves to Highest Alert Level After North Korea Fires Missiles* * Pyongyang fires 4 missiles simultaneously into sea near Japan * Unlikely they were intercontinental missiles, South Korea says Japan moved to the highest possible alert level after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles simultaneously into nearby waters, the latest provocation from Kim Jong Un’s regime. Three of the missiles fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone, with one dropping about 350 kilometers west of the nation’s northern Akita prefecture, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told r...more »
Thank you to The Intercept for documenting the Heroic Stand and Prayer at Oceti Sakowin Camp as police moved in and arrested Heroic Water Protectors. Watch video at The Intercept: https://theintercept.com/2017/02/25/video-a-closing-prayer-for-standing-rocks-oceti-sakowin/ Thank you to Johnny Dangers, Unicorn Riot and all the livestreamers who provided live coverage for Censored News of
Minutes ago CNN released a new poll showing 45% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job and 52% disapprove. 65% of Americans feel there is a need for an independent special prosecutor to be appointed to get to the bottom of Putin-Gate and 32% feel the Republican-controlled is capable of handling it. There is no state or even regional breakdown, so we don't know how people feel about Trump and Putin-Gate in either up-country South Carolina or in the Atlanta suburbs. Clemson, South Carolina is a small up-country South Carolina city (population is around 15,000) whe...more »
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - Louis-Philippe Rochon chimes in on why Justin Trudeau's faux populism is entirely beyond belief when compared to his actions while in power: Since coming to power, the prime minister has openly pursued policies that have only exacerbated the economic situation by raising corporate profits, and by contributing to the existing precarious job market. For instance, his unflinching support of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is not all good news for Canadians. In a recent study using the United Nation's Global Policy Mo...more »
"The active pursuit of truth is our proper business. We have no excuse for conducting it badly or unfittingly. But failing to capture our prey is another matter. For we are born to quest after it; to possess it belongs to a greater power. Truth is not, as Democritus said, hidden in the depths of the abyss, but situated rather at an infinite height in the divine understanding. The world is but a school of inquiry." "The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; one may live long yet live very little." - Michel de Montaigne
Reports are that Friday was a rough day at the White House. Having discovered that his attorney general had recused himself from all investigations of Russian meddling in the American election, Donald Trump went ballistic and reamed out his staff for allowing Jeff Sessions to step aside. Then he headed to Florida to play golf. At six o'clock Trump sent out a series of tweets claiming -- with no supporting evidence -- that Barack Obama had tapped his phone. Michael Harris writes: What he came up with was fresh from the outbox of Elsie the Cow. Even the language was improbable. Do y...more »
Deutsche Bank MELTDOWN: Shares Plunge as Bank Tries to Raise £6.9BILLION in Call for Cash by LANA CLEMENTS, http://www.express.co.uk/ DEUTSCHE Bank shares have dived by six per cent after it announced a shock share sale aimed at raising €8billion (£6.9bn) of cash in a desperate bid to shore up the German giant. – The chief executive John […]
By Paul Homewood https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2017/03/01/how-the-freeze-of-1947-gave-liverpool-fc-a-warm-glow/ Most of us will be aware of the bitter winter of 1947, but, as this fascinating blog from the Met Office shows, there was a lot of extreme weather around in 1946/7: The February of 1947 was the coldest on record in the UK since 1910. Between January […]
*Harvard Law Administrators Accused Of Stealing Money Meant For Students With Disabilities* Two former Harvard Law School administrators are accused of stealing thousands of dollars from an account meant to help students with disabilities. In a criminal complaint the I-Team obtained, Harvard University police allege Meg DeMarco, 33, and Darris Saylors, 32, used the funds to purchase laptops, iPads, DVDs, jewelry, and even a few X-rated items. In all, the police investigation said the women stole about $110,000. According to the court documents, things started to unravel in Novemb...more »
*Trump to Undo Vehicle Rules That Target Global Warming* *From the NYT* The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, according to people familiar with the matter, essentially marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more electric cars. The announcement — which is expected as soon as Tuesday and will be made jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, and the transportation secretary, Elaine L. Chao — will immediatel...more »
The next annual budget is nearly upon us and, as usual, the government is reporting that we have a healthy and growing economy. But for many, this just doesn’t line up with feeling poorer and less secure in their work. The reason for this is simple, but deeply worrying. Plummeting wages The reason most working people feel […] The post The reason most people are feeling poorer while the government says we’ve never had it so good [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.
On Sunday 5 March, a Conservative councillor thought she was tweeting something smart about the #OurNHS demo. But Twitter reacted angrily. And it rightly called out her disgraceful comments. And here’s to you, Mrs Robson Fiona Robson is a councillor in Carlisle. After the #OurNHS demo, she tweeted: But the backlash was instant. Before Robson […] The post A Tory councillor just lived to regret a tweet about the NHS march [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.
*From Jenna Orkin * FBI undercover stings foil terrorist plots - but how many are agency-created? Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/mcclatchys-america/article135983268.html#storylink=cpy The American suburbs as we know them are dying All New Taxis in Beijing Must Be Electric DHS Quietly Testing Mandatory Facial Recognition of Passengers *Exiting* U.S. The US is considering a direct strike against North Korea — here's how it could go down Cameras, Microphones and Sensors on 3,200 Street Lights in San Diego Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremli...more »
*"Government Spooks Can Use The Mic And Camera On* * Trump’s Phone Even When He Thinks It Is Turned Off"* by Michael Snyder "After reading this article you might not ever view your electronic devices the same way again. Last year, Hollywood released a biographical political thriller based on the life of Edward Snowden that had one particularly creepy scene. In that scene, a government spook used a program to remotely activate the microphone and camera on a laptop, and by doing so he was able to watch a woman as she got undressed. Sadly, as you will see below, this kind of thing is h...more »
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/04/old-energy-order-draws-close-amid-battery-storage-revolution/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_androidshare_AndZZhQbwD1q Jeremy Warner still thinks batteries will solve all our energy problems: Most revolutions are noisy, violent affairs with often destructive outcomes. But some creep up on you unawares. One such is the coming upheaval in energy supply. This promises to transform the way power is delivered to the […]
NOTE: Thanks for the kind emails. A few of you have asked about Dan's memorial service. Here are the details. You are cordially invited, Saturday, March 18 at 2:00pm. Kim Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home 9902 Braddock Road Fairfax, VAUS22032 By...
[image: An artist’s interpretation of what the surface of planet TRAPPIST-1f could look like.] This is one excellent sample. Add in a dozen more and we can make some pretty safe conjectures for what typically is an Earth sized planet. Of course, if it were to turn out that all planets are hollow ( something i personally do not want to accept ) and populated on the inside surface, this will be a major center of alien populations as well. Even without that possibility, this is a prime target for human exploration. A colony base sent there can address multiple...more »
This has been written out of the history books generally, but it pins down a critical date. The plague that collapsed the urban Mexican a generation after the conquest ( circa 1550 ) was enteric fever which spread through infected water. This is likely also the disease that collapsed the massive South American populations particularly in the amazon. Those populations depended on garden agriculture and water management and would have been terribly vulnerable. Other diseases caused local damage through the next two centuries but i recall nothing that was seriously compelling. ...more »
What is important about all this is that ancient peoples found effective physical means to store important information and also share it. We see glimpses of that in petroglyphs which likely served very well to establish clan boundaries. After all, all that demands is for the leaders of the two clans to meet at a chosen point and together etch a rock face with clan totems. such information is then easily shared with the rest of the tribe. Rather obviously, trying to make more of such efforts is silly. The important information was always territory. The actual footprint of an ...more »
[image: This image, captured from the NASA DC-8 research aircraft on Jan. 29, 2017, shows unconsolidated sea ice off the coast of Barrow AK. Scientists monitoring the Arctic say this year has set records for minimum sea-ice extent during winter.] What has been interesting is that the big changes take place by way of unexpected fluky weather. Recall that the northern hemisphere shifted to a warmer regime around forty years ago. This had its most dramatic effect in the Arctic and Antarctic ( now maximum sea ice and obviously colder ). Most important is that it led to the elimi...more »
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39175570 has already disappeared from the BBC News home page, the BBC do try to protect Labour politicians as much as possible. What struck me was the Labour Party defence, quoted by the BBC. 'Labour has said it is "confident" that Jeremy Corbyn has paid the correct amount of tax.' A tax return isn't just about the tax paid being correct, it's also about the correct recording of information. 'The party's leader published his tax return as part of a call for transparency from politicians. The return appeared to show his sal...more »
*The New Normal* h/t The Cube There are those among you who deny my clairvoyant gift, but I'm going to forecast the future with absolute certainty. *Some time in the next week*: The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post or MSNBC will publish or release an article about President Trump that at first blush appears extremely damning. Anti-Trump pundits, at least one token RINO and Rep. Nancy (Nasty) Pelosi (D-CA) will react reflexively to the news, express shrieking outrage, and proclaim that this finally proves untoward collusion between the Trump campaign and Rus...more »
*“The Sinking of the Lord Clive”* by Jeff Thomas "The image above is the 18th century home of friends in Colonia, Uruguay. Today, sitting on their back patio on the Rio de la Plata, I looked out at a small yellow buoy in the harbor that marks the final resting place of the Lord Clive, a large, 60-gun British warship from the 18th century. In 1763, we British, already at war with Spain, decided to expand the venture to the New World. The Lord Clive arrived in Colonia, Uruguay and began firing into the tiny town. With her heavy contingent of cannon, her captain was confident that he ...more »
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39176110 has an interestingly worded sentence: 'Much of the threat is posed by so-called Islamic State, but senior detectives said al-Qaeda remained a danger, as did far-right terrorism.' I wonder what the comparative level of threat from Islamist terrorists, whether IS or AQ, is when compared with far-right terrorists? 10 to one? 100 to one? Also I note that there's no mention of the threat from dissident Irish Republican terrorists, I wonder why...
"In the wake of rising anti-Semitism in America, Knesset opposition leader Isaac Herzog has called for emergency preparations to receive a wave of American immigrants to Israel... "Herzog's remarks came one day after vandals toppled dozens of headstones in a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery. "This was the second incident of this kind, and there have been multiple waves of bomb threats made to Jewish institutions around the US." Israel Politician Predicts Mass Jewish Immigration From US *Israel needs a lot of Jewish Americans to come to live in Greater Israel. **Total Immigration to...more »
Finally, *notwithstanding the sterling contributions from Thunderbolts Project regulars Bishop Nicholas Sykes and Eugene Bagashov*, Wal Thornhill is back (yay) with a new discussion about SPACE WEATHER and how it relates (directly) to what used to be called Global Warming. And it ain't nuthin' to do with no 'nukular sun' nor human exhalationsss...
*Marine Times*:* A nude photo scandal has shaken the entire Marine Corps* WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating allegations an unspecified number of military personnel and veterans allegedly distributed nude photos of female colleagues and other women as part of a perverse social media network that promotes sexual violence. The explosive revelation was first reported by The War Horse and published Saturday via Reveal, part of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Potentially hundreds of Marines may be caught up in the scandal, which has shaken top Pentagon official...more »
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF Much of the argument in favour of GM agriculture involves little more than misrepresentations and unscrupulous attacks on those who express concerns about the technology and its impacts. These attacks are in part designed to whip up populist sentiment and denigrate critics so that corporate interests can secure further control over agriculture. They also serve to divert attention from the underlying issues pertaining to hunger and poverty and genuine solutions, as well as the self-interest of the pro-GMO lobby itself. The very fou...more »
Taking a dip at Nanwan beach, with Taiwan's Tai Power No. 3 nuclear power station looming above. Photo: Reuters *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:** China's Greatest Nightmare: Taiwan Armed with Nuclear Weapons* It would have been one of the greatest crises of postwar Asia: the revelation of a Taiwanese atomic bomb. For Taiwan, the bomb would have evened the odds against a numerically superior foe. For China, a bomb would have been casus belli, justification for an attack on the island country it considered a rogue province. Active from the 1960s to the 1980s, Taipei’s efforts to ...more »
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