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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

8 March - Blogs I'm Following

Midnight MST

The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?

Anupam Joshi, Oros Family Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 34 minutes ago
The world is searching – will we protect ourselves? Graphic via shutterstock.com This week’s WikiLeaks release of what is apparently a trove of Central Intelligence Agency information related to its computer hacking should surprise no one: Despite its complaints of being targeted by cyberattackers from other countries, the U.S. does a fair amount of its own hacking. Multiple federal agencies are involved, including the CIA and the National Security Agency, and even friendly nations. These latest disclosures also remind us of the cybersecurity truism that any electronic device connec... more »

Reasons Why Ridicule Is The Proper Response To Global Warming Alarmists

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 37 minutes ago
MELTDOWN MYTH (Source)A commentary column in *Investors Business Daily* starts with the heading Five Reasons Why Ridicule Is The Proper Response To Global Warming Alarmists The piece was written by *Kerry Jackson* who said that "the radicals (or the alarmists) are acting desperately..." Kerry continues: Of course the alarmists can't give up their shrillness. They're still bullies who try to marginalize, shame and silence those who don't agree with their narrative that man is dangerously overheating the planet through his greenhouse gas emissions.But they're the ones who should be m... more »

The Expression Of Scientific Certainty By Expert Witnesses In American Jurisprudence

John Collins at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 hour ago
An expert witness is a person authorized by a judge to share professional opinions in a court of law about subjects in which the expert was found to be sufficiently knowledgeable and competent. During criminal or civil litigation, the permission granted to expert witnesses to give their opinions about topics of interest (DNA, fingerprints, accounting, ballistics, engineering, toxicology, and so forth) gives them considerable power and influence in the courtroom as compared to other kinds of witnesses. read more

Fake Global Warming Scare: Polar Bears Actually Increasing

Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: By Andrew Bolt ~ Remember how the polar bear was the poster child of the global warming alarmists? How Al Gore claimed they were drowning? Remember how they were classified as endangered because of warming-induced starvation? A series of reports, sprawling over more than 400 pages, that [bear…

California Drought Report #82: More Drought Coming?

Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: Yes, I know Northern California has more water than it can store and the potential for flooding vast areas are of concern to all who live near river flood plains. Climate is cyclical, what happened in past will happen again in the future. Following the Megaflood of 1861-62 was a…

Nature Unbound II: The Dansgaard- Oeschger Cycle

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Javier Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) events are the most dramatic and frequent abrupt climate change events in the geological record. They are usually explained as the result of an Atlantic Ocean salinity oscillation paced by internal variability. Available evidence however supports that they are the result of an externally paced oceanic-sea…

Meet Richard Muller, Lukewarmist

Originally posted on Science Matters: Richard Muller, head of the Berkeley Earth project, makes a fair and balanced response to a question regarding the “97% consensus.” Are any of the US Senators listening? Full text below from Forbes 97%: An Inconvenient Truth About The Oft-Cited Polling Of Climate Scientists including a reference to Will Happer, potentially Trump’s…

NOAA & The Oroville Dam

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood h/t Oldbrew https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/flooding-concerns-oroville-dam-water-levels-reach-capacity NOAA have a good account of what has been going on with the Oroville Dam: As mentioned previously in the Event Tracker, California is going through one of its wettest water years (October – September)…

An oddity in the Karl et al. 2015 buoy data adjustments

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Frank Lansner writes via email: I just want to make sure that people are aware of this little maybe-oddity regarding argumentation for ERSSTv4 data changes due to the shift from ship measurements to buoys. We are all focusing on the data changes ERSSTv3b to ERSSTv4 after year 2003…

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Jets of streaming plasma expelled by the central black hole of a massive spiral galaxy light up this composite image of Centaurus A. The jets emanating from Cen A are over a million light years long. *Click image for larger size.* Exactly how the central black hole expels infalling matter is still unknown. After clearing the galaxy, however, the jets inflate large radio bubbles that likely glow for millions of years. If excited by a passing front, radio bubbles can even light up again after a billion years. X-ray light is depicted in the above composite image in blue, while microwav... more »

"Ubuntu"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?'' 'Ubuntu' in the Xhosa culture means: 'I am because we are'." "How many of you knew this?" - Found in a group chat.

"Crabs in a Bucket"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"*Crabs in a Bucket"* by Sarah Robinson "When I was a little girl, I lived very close (and hour and fifteen minutes) to the Florida panhandle beaches. Which meant we spent a TON of time there. Early evening was one of my favorite times to walk the beach with my mom and my older brothers. We were all clean and fed and slightly sun weary but still desperate to be outside. So, we would grab flashlights, dip nets and a bucket and search the ocean’s edge for crabs. We would catch a bucket full in an evening and drag them back home where my mom or my grandmother would cook them up into s... more »

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Strange”* by Chet Raymo “In a review in the “New York Times” Book Review, Daniel Handler writes: “And strange? Well, let's get this straight: All great books are strange. Every lasting work of literature since the very weird "Beowulf" has been strange, not only because it grapples with the strangeness around us, but also because the effect of originality is startling, making even the oldest books feel like brand new stories.” Strange: Out-of-the-ordinary, unusual, curious. "The strangeness around us," says Handler. There is a paradox here. What could be less strange than the wo... more »

AMO: Atlantic Climate Pulse

Originally posted on Science Matters: I was inspired by David Dilley’s weather forecasting based upon Atlantic water pulsing into the Arctic Ocean (see post: Global Weather Oscillations). So I went looking for that signal in the AMO dataset, our best long-term measure of sea surface temperature variations in the North Atlantic. ATLANTIC MULTI-DECADAL OSCILLATION (AMO)…

NOAA Fraud, Where is the Press?

Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: While NOAA’s fraudulent adjustment of the global temperature data has not reached the main stream press or they choose to ignore it, here are some examples that you can present should the subject come up at the water cooler, the coffee bar or down at the pub. This is best…

U.S. Joints Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva Is Accusing Russia Of Violating The Arms Control Treaty

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Air Force General Paul Selva speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *Reuters*: *U.S. general says Russia deploys cruise missile, threatens NATO* Russia has deployed a land-based cruise missile that violates the "spirit and intent" of an arms control treaty and poses a threat to NATO, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva said on Wednesday. It was the first public accusation by the U.S. military of the deployment after report... more »

Global Weather Oscillations

Originally posted on Science Matters: H/T to No Tricks Zone for posting (here) on the remarkable forecasting record of Global Weather Oscillations Inc. founded by David Dilley. The ability to predict storm activity demonstrates an understanding of earth’s climate system dynamics. The theory and supporting evidence are available to all in a free ebook Natural…

Is There A CIA Base In Frankfurt, Germany?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The Consulate General of the United States of America is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski *Spiegel Online*: *CIA Spies May Also Operate in Frankfurt* WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents pertaining to CIA efforts at global surveillance, including a tool to transform smart-TVs into a powerful spying device. The documents indicate that some of the CIA spying may be done from Frankfurt. The whistleblower platform WikiLeaks has published new material seemingly providing fresh insight into the spying practices of the Central Intelligence Ag... more »

After Trump, The Culture Of Corruption Will Never Be The Same-- Take Azerbaijan

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Monday, both Rachel's researchers and *New Yorker* writer Adam Davidson made a few small-- but significant-- errors (and omissions) in the report that each filed on the Trump Azerbaijan scandal. Maddow's long, circuitous dramatic report-- once she got to it-- was just based on Davidson's article. As usual, she had nothing substantive to add, just some entertainment-value drama and random superfluous facts barely-- at best-- related to the matter at hand. The video above came after the long circuitous thing, which I won't bore you with, and is her interview with Davidson who spent ... more »

Several fat polar bears sighted in southern Labrador early this week

Originally posted on polarbearscience: Seven polar bears came ashore this week, either passing through or exploring, in Black Tickle, Labrador. It’s not that unusual an occurrence but the take home quote sure is: “They look really healthy … they have been eating good, these ones have.” Lucky for them – residents in my novel –…

REPUBLICANS CAN'T EVEN GET THE PROPAGANDA RIGHT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
I've always thought Republicans were very good at marketing their message -- much better than they are at legislating or governing -- but they need a memorable name for their new white-elephant health care bill and they've got nothing: He built his career in large part by plastering his name on skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, books, wines and steaks, but there appears to be one place President Donald Trump does not want his favorite five-letter word — the Republican health care bill. ... When asked during the daily White House briefing on Tuesday whether the White House would embrac... more »

Russian Bank Documents Indicate Hillary Clinton & John Podesta Should Answer About Their Ties to Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Russian Bank Documents Indicate Hillary Clinton & John Podesta Should Answer About Their Ties to Russia by Tim Brown, http://www.dcclothesline.com/ With all of the barking by the media about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia with virtually no evidence to support such claims coming forth as of yet, some damning concrete evidence, in the form of documents, […]

#OBAMAGATE: Exposing The Obama Deep State

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
#OBAMAGATE: Exposing The Obama Deep State by Daniel Greenfield, http://www.frontpagemag.com/ Obama’s third term has begun. Our Republic is in danger. After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. – […]

In Bizarre Plot to Discredit Trump, NYTimes Says NYTimes is Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
In Bizarre Plot to Discredit Trump, NYTimes Says NYTimes is Fake News by Mike Adams, http://www.naturalnews.com/ (Natural News) In its latest attempt to smear President Trump and call him a liar, the NY Times has gone to war with none other than the NY Times. – After Trump tweeted on Saturday that the Obama administration had “bugged […]

CNN (Bullshit) Says It’s ILLEGAL for You to Read the Wikileaks/Hillary Clinton Emails

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Oct 16, 2016 CNN really does NOT want you reading the #wikileaks Hillary Clinton emails. end

Kim Dotcom: “Trump is in Danger”!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Kim Dotcom: “Trump is in Danger”! by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com Megaupload founder warns president in series of tweets The man who predicted that Wikileaks release of John Podesta’s emails would bring down Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is now warning that President Donald Trump is in danger. – Kim Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz), was the […]

Wikileaks Vault 7: CIA Can Stage Fake Russian Hacking to Undermine Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
The CIA, NSA, MI5/6, Mossad, GCHQ(UK) …. are western Illuminist intelligence agencies. The people in the top echelons in control/power are Illuminists ie. Satanists. You should not assume that the low levels are also Satanists. Most of them are not and are clueless about the real objectives of their organization. Their objectives are: Luciferian New […]

Former NSA Whistleblower: “Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Former NSA Whistleblower: “Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Legendary NSA whistleblower William Binney (and creator of NSA’s global surveillance system) confirmed to Fox News, that President Trump is “absolutely right” to claim he was wiretapped and monitored… he was. – As we noted previously, Binney is the NSA […]

Poll: Did President Obama Wiretap President Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
New York Times *Rasmussen:* *Did Obama Wiretap Trump? Voters React* The 50-50 nation marches on. Republicans and Trump supporters in general strongly suspect that the Obama administration was wiretapping the Trump campaign last year; Democrats and Trump opponents strongly disagree. While the director of the FBI has reportedly disputed President Trump’s wiretapping claim, a lot of voters are wondering about the FBI’s impartiality. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of all Likely U.S. Voters consider it likely the Obama administration t... more »

The Lawgivers of Ancient Greece

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 4 hours ago
*Early Greek Lawgivers* *John David Lewis* *Bloomsbury, 2007 * What is the contribution of the lawgivers in Ancient Greece to the idea that all men are equal under the law, and that the king must rule according to a written constitution? John David Lewis’s *Early Greek Lawgivers* has the answer to such questions. A book of just 100-pages, *Early Greek Lawgivers* is divided into seven chapters—the first three chapters have a short description of the history of early Greek law. The next four chapters focus on the lawgivers like Minos and Rhadamanthus of Crete, Lycurgus of Sparta, Sol... more »

President Obama Reacts To President Trump's Wiretapping Claims

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN:* *Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say* Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama was irked and exasperated in response to his successor's uncorroborated wiretapping accusation, sources close to the former president tell CNN, though these sources say Obama's reaction stopped short of outright fury. Obama and his aides responded with disbelief when they learned of President Donald Trump's Saturday morning tweets laying out the charges. Later in the day, an Obama spokesman said "neither President Obama nor any White House official ev... more »

What Would You Do If One Of Your Children Decided To Become A Lobbyist?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The NRCC, the House Republicans' campaign arm, raised $10.5 million in February, a record-- and more than double what they took in last February. (In January the NRCC took in $10 million, also a record and beat a DCCC many Democrats are growing increasingly sick of for it's venality, incompetence and lame leadership. In January the DCCC took in $7.8 million. But one group of donors who still loves the Democrats-- especially the kind of conservative shills who run the DCCC-- are lobbyists. They're always happy to take out their checkbooks for corrupt conservative Democrats-- as wel... more »

College Campus Disgrace

Walter E. Williams at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: college-campus-disgrace] While college administrators and professors accept disgraceful behavior, we as taxpayers, donors and parents should not foot the bill. Let's look at some of that behavior.

Is Dairy Queen Holding a Free Cone Day on 20 March 2017?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Rumors about a "free cone day" at Dairy Queen on 20 March 2017 are accurate, at the chain's participating locations.

Did the New York Times Contradict Their 20 January 2017 Report About Wiretapping?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
An image showing a New York Times front page was circulated on social media along with statements accusing the publication of contradictory reporting about wiretaps.

Is the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Called ‘World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
An alternative bill authored by a Texas Republican has an auspicious title, but it's not the one backed by the Republican majority.

Do Left Handed People Die Younger Than Right Handed People?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
This popular myth has its roots in a series of flawed papers published in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Did Betsy DeVos Say History Textbooks Should Be Based on the Bible?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A report stating that Trump's Secretary of Education wants to exclude all information not found in the Bible from history textbooks is satire, not fact.

WikiLeaks: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
Dandelion Salad Press Release WikiLeaks March 7, 2017 Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents […]

Revisiting Trump’s Challenges to Doctoral Students: A Round of Trump Bingo

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
This is a guest post from Ariya Hagh, Andrew Szarejko, and Laila Wahedi. All three authors are doctoral students in Georgetown University’s Department of Government. Author order is alphabetical by last name. In a December 2016 post here at the Duck of Minerva, we considered how a Trump presidency might affect doctoral students within our […]

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Did The U.S. Just Invade Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
N. #Manbij: US reinforced their presence with Stryker IAVs on S. side of Sajour River bordering with #EuphratesShield territory. pic.twitter.com/hkJqF0TsQr — Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) March 4, 2017 *Adam Linehan, Task & Purpose*: *Did The US Military Just Invade Syria?* Several days ago, a convoy of U.S. troops was spotted crossing the border into Syria from Iraqi Kurdistan. The convoy, comprised mostly of hulking Stryker armored fighting vehicles, was en route to the Syrian village of Manbij, which was recently liberated from ISIS. It’s the most overt U.S. military action... more »

Trump Invades Syria

[image: undefined] *US forces in Manbij, Syria. March 5, 2017.* Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions. This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal. According t... more »

Trump Invades Syria

[image: undefined] *US forces in Manbij, Syria. March 5, 2017.* Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions. This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal. According t... more »

Trump Invades Syria

[image: undefined] *US forces in Manbij, Syria. March 5, 2017.* Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions. This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal. According t... more »

Trump Invades Syria

[image: undefined] *US forces in Manbij, Syria. March 5, 2017.* Although the Syrian army, with its ally Russia, has made significant gains against ISIS over the past week or so, the Washington Post is reporting tonight that President Trump has for the first time sent regular US military personnel into that country in combat positions. This is an unprecedented escalation of US involvement in the Syrian war and it comes without Congressional authorization, without UN authorization, and without the authorization of the government of Syria. In short it is three ways illegal. According t... more »

Takin' umbrage to UMBRAGE

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
While my taking* umbrage* implies, for example, that * I find the bizarre claims* of Russia hacking the US election* without evidence, offensive*- *(Too bad Wikipedia doesn’t take umbrage to such absurdity)* *The CIA's UMBRAGE Program takes an entirely different type of offence*: *a transgression of the law; the act of attacking-** to a whole new level* Sadly, no. This is serious stuffThe CIA’s UMBRAGE programme could provide us all a glimpse into how it was the CIA,* er I mean,* Russia hacked the US election. If we are to believe the claims at all. Could UMBRAGE be employed in ... more »

Climate Institute closes down their "ideological battle."

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 6 hours ago
First the Good News (from the Guardian): *Australia's Climate Institute to shut down, citing lack of funds for independent research* The Climate Institute will shut its doors after 12 years of providing independent advocacy and research towards climate change solutions, citing lack of funding.Australia’s first non-government organisation focused solely on climate changehas a reputation for independence but its chairman, Mark Wootton, used its closure to take a parting shot at “some in government” who have used the environment as a proxy for ideological battles. Of course "independ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 8, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*The Economist:* *The Iraqi army is on the brink of defeating Islamic State* *But the government must move fast if it is not to squander its victory* IN A series of lightning advances over the past few days, Iraq’s army has seized control of most of western Mosul, the last redoubt of Islamic State (IS) in the country. On March 7th, a day that may have marked a turning point, army units took Mosul’s main government complex, as well as the city’s famous antiquities museum and about half of the old city. The airport had fallen a week or so earlier, and all roads in and out of the cit... more »

the biggest genocide

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Sen. Kaine’s Son Arrested for “Raising Cain” at Trump Rally

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: sen-kaine-s-son-arrested-for-raising-cain-at-trump-rally] Linwood Kaine, the son of Virginia senator and former Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, was arrested outside the capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 4, on suspicion of riot in the second degree.

Winter Snow Extent Continues Rising Trend

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_seasonal.php?ui_set=nhland&ui_season=1 ? ? Hottest year update! ? NH snow cover this winter has been well above average, ranking 9th highest since 1967.

New capabilities on NOAA satellite help predict lightning strikes

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Flashy first images arrive from NOAA’s GOES-16 lightning mapper Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite are giving NOAA National Weather Service forecasters richer information about lightning that will help…

No, climate change didn’t cause “5 Whole Pacific Islands” to be swallowed by sea level rise

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the reason #75 why we don’t subscribe to “Scientific American” anymore department. Back in May of 2016, there was the usual brainless caterwauling over Sea Level Rise caused by climate change, SciAm picked it up: Sea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific: first scientific evidence…

Science deniers in the wind industry

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: The human health consequences of manipulated measurements Guest essay by Helen Schwiesow Parker, PhD, LCP Like the tobacco industry before it, the wind industry has spent decades vehemently denying known harmful consequences associated with its product, while promoting its fraudulent feel-good image. Dismissing or denying the serious health…

Wikileaks: CIA Hacking Phones, TVs, Cars, And Using False Flag Attacks

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Wikileaks said the CIA "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized 'zero day' exploits," and more. The post Wikileaks: CIA Hacking Phones, TVs, Cars, And Using False Flag Attacks appeared first on Shadowproof.

Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Selling Obamacare was almost impossible for Democrats; selling just a shittier version of Obamacare should be even more difficult for Republicans. The post Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare appeared first on Shadowproof.

World News Briefs -- March 8, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks in favor of a U.N. Security Council resolution to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks at U.N. headquarters in New... REUTERS/Mike Segar *Reuters:** U.N. Ambassador Haley says 'all options on table' for North Korea* Washington's ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Wednesday the United States was re-evaluating how it must deal with North Korea after that country's repeated missile tests and that "all options are... more »

WATCH: Dave Chappelle Takes Over Town Hall Meeting to Expose Police Brutality

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: chappelle]Politically-astute comedian Dave Chappelle spoke out at his Ohio hometown's council meeting to scold police for using excessive force and advocate for reform before it's too late.

The Guardian manages to turn the latest WikiLeaks release into a sob story for the CIA

Steve Topple at The Canary - 8 hours ago
On 7 March, WikiLeaks published one of its biggest ever leaks of CIA documents. But The Guardian managed to spin an article on it into a sympathetic tale for the CIA. And it also managed to ignore much of the key data. The Guardian says… WikiLeaks called the release ‘Vault 7’. The Guardian said its leaked documents: focus mainly […] The post The Guardian manages to turn the latest WikiLeaks release into a sob story for the CIA appeared first on The Canary.

"Sometimes..."

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

Free Download: Viktor Frankl"Man's Search For Meaning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"**Man's Search For Meaning", Excerpt* by Viktor Frankl “In attempting this psychological presentation and a psychopathological explanation of the typical characteristics of a concentration camp inmate, I may give the impression that the human being is completely and unavoidably influenced by his surroundings. (In this case the surroundings being the unique structure of camp life, which forced the prisoner to conform his conduct to a certain set pattern.) But what about human liberty? Is there no spiritual freedom in regard to behavior and reaction to any given surroundings? Is t... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- March 8, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Russian, Turkish and US commanders meet to calm worsening Syrian 'proxy war'* *Talks held in Turkey after clashes between rival groups of anti-Isis rebels * American, Russian and Turkish military commanders are attempting to deescalate a worsening “proxy war” in Syria but there are concerns orders to stop the violence may not be heeded by rival groups. Senior generals held a surprise meeting in Antalya after weeks of battles between regime, rebel and Kurdish factions supported by their international backers to fight Isis. There was little sign of progress aft... more »

Explosive WikiLeaks Release Exposes Massive, Aggressive CIA Cyber Spying, Hacking Capability

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*CIA org chart from the WikiLeaks cache (click to enlarge). "The organizational chart corresponds to the material published by WikiLeaks so far. Since the organizational structure of the CIA below the level of Directorates is not public, the placement of the EDG [**Engineering Development Group]and its branches ... is reconstructed from information contained in the documents released so far. It is intended to be used as a rough outline of the internal organization; please be aware that the reconstructed org chart is incomplete and that internal reorganizations occur frequently."* ... more »

Blind dog is found in the California mountains a week after going missing from family home

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
An off-duty firefighter rescued a blind elderly Labrador after going missing in the mountains for more than a week. Owner Beth Cole said her family went to bed on February 24 from their home in Boulder Creek, California when 12-year-old Sage went missing. The Cole family asked members of the local community to help find their missing dog, but as the hours and days passed, they were increasingly fearful that Sage would not make it. Apart from having lost her sight, it was reported that there were plenty of mountain lions in the area. Cole told the Santa Cruz Chronicle: 'Our neigh... more »

Truman Was Right About the CIA

Jeff Deist at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man. He also actually*went home*, to Independence Missouri, and moved into a modest house he didn't own. It was the same house belonging to his wife's family where he had lived with Bess (and his mother-in-law!) decades earlier. Flat broke, and unwilling to accept corporate board positions or commercial endorsements, Truman sought a much-needed loan from a local Missouri bank. For several years his only income was a $113 monthly Army pension, and only ... more »

Trump's Global Hot Spots - Is He Losing Control?

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
What is the libertarian response to the Trump era? Is it about building a "movement" or about fighting in the battle of ideas? Have the neocons been put on their back heel by the new Administration or are they still riding high? What's our next move? Mises Institute President Jeff Deist joins today's Liberty Report to discuss where we are in relation to the new US Administration -- and to invite our viewers to continue the conversation with us at our symposium on War and Peace in the Age of Trump taking place next month in Lake Jackson, TX:

The Prehistory of the Alt-right

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*[image: _AltRight]* *Adherents of the new "alt-right" movement that has arisen with Trump like to see themselves as subversive, as new, as cutting edge. Yet their tale of clashing forces driven forward by strong men is as old and stale s totalitarianism itself, explains Jeffrey Tucker in this guest post. Rejecting Marxism is good, he agrees. But we choose mega-states, strongmen, national planning, or religious and racial homogeneity at our deep peril. And if you are feeling tempted toward the Alt-right, look at your progenitors: do you like what you see? Here we have a l... more »

Over she goes?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
With double-decker buses increasingly appearing on Auckland streets, this famous picture seems topical again: British engineers proving to worried passengers that these new-fangled and very much narrower buses than ours were not a tipping hazard. [image: 17201068_1563864430315076_1677307046168725275_n] [Hat tip British Life in Pictures 1940 to 1980] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

In which we're chastised by the gods!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017Al Franken's appearance with Lawrence:* Late last night, we found ourselves chastised by the gods. First, though, let's channel the late John Lennon. Let's try to imagine something: At this time of moral stampede, have you ever imagined a possibility? Have you ever imagined the possibility that much of what we *liberals* say is just silly scripted cant, as is the case Over There? At this time of moral stampede, you ought to consider that possibility. We think of what happened just last night when Al Franken was Lawrence O'Donnell's guest. Senator Franke... more »

Understanding Global Temperature IV

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 9 hours ago
Following the last post I had a go to see what the graph might look like. With a bit of added processing to CET to give it a similar dynamic to the other global temperature proxy datasets, I produced the … Continue reading →

Samsung to Expand in United States, Bringing Back 500 Jobs From Mexico

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: samsung-to-expand-in-us-bringing-back-500-jobs-from-mexico] The South Korean behemoth maker of consumer electronics, semi-conductors, ships, and telecommunications equipment was reported by the *Wall Street Journal* to be investing $300 million in facilities in South Carolina and simultaneously bringing 500 jobs back from Mexico to work there.

WikiLeaks: CIA Cyber "Weapons" Are Loose in the Wild

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: wikileaks-cia-cyber-weapons-are-loose-in-the-wild] Leaked documents published by WikiLeaks Tuesday show that show that the CIA — in a move reminiscent of the Keystone Kops — “lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal,” allowing it to fall into the hands of hackers who have even less moral constraint than the CIA (if that were possible). These cyber "weapons" should never have been developed in the first place; now they are loose in the wild.

Czech Government Seeks Armed Citizenry to Fight Terror

TNA Video at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: alex-newman-czech-gun-laws-fight-terror]VIDEO - Alex Newman, foreign correspondent for The New American, digs into the recent developments in the Czech Republic’s gun laws. A tsunami of immigrants flooding into Europe has allowed a significant number of Muslim terrorists and jihadists in to the EU. One way of dealing with the threat offered by Czech authorities is to adopt a constitutional amendment allowing citizens to bear arms not only in defense of themselves — a right that is already protected — but also in defense of the state. However, some analysts have speculated th... more »

An On The Ground Report From A CNN Crew's Experience In Mosul Last Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN:* *Return to hell: Finding the family who sheltered us in Mosul* East Mosul, Iraq (CNN)The last time I saw Mattar, she was running for her life, and she was angry. Angry at the ISIS fighters shooting outside, angry at the soldiers hiding in her home, angry at her family's misfortune, to live in Iraq at a time like this. And angry with me, for repeatedly telling her that back up units were on their way, though none had arrived. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor:* I posted the video link before, but the complete CNN documentary "Return to Mosul" is the above video.

We Can't Go Backwards

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
We are really talking here about the future generations - what are we leaving them? Maybe those wanting to end environmental care are planning to move to Mars on one of those upcoming 'one way' trips being sponsored by the aerospace industry. I know they are looking for some human guinea pigs, or flying monkeys as they used to say, to make that long journey.

Is Russian Steel Being Imported for the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Some of the steel used for the Keystone XL pipeline was manufactured by a Canada-based Russian subsidiary, while some is made in the U.S. and other countries.

Let’s Talk About Contingency (Part 2)

Alexis Henshaw at Duck of Minerva - 10 hours ago
In my previous post, I started a discussion about full-time contingent faculty in the profession. Given that contingent faculty work is very much gendered, I wanted to continue that discussion today with a focus on how the discipline at large can better serve the growing ranks of faculty working off the tenure track. Most of […]

Free Download: Viktor Frankl, "Mans Search For Meaning"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"**Man's Search For Meaning", Excerpt* by Viktor Frankl “In attempting this psychological presentation and a psychopathological explanation of the typical characteristics of a concentration camp inmate, I may give the impression that the human being is completely and unavoidably influenced by his surroundings. (In this case the surroundings being the unique structure of camp life, which forced the prisoner to conform his conduct to a certain set pattern.) But what about human liberty? Is there no spiritual freedom in regard to behavior and reaction to any given surroundings? Is t... more »

"Are We Witnessing the Weirdest Moment in Economic History?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Are We Witnessing the Weirdest Moment in Economic History?"* By Brandon Smith "It is an unfortunate reality that most people tend to be oblivious to massive sea changes in geopolitics and economics. You would think that these events would catch the immediate attention of everyone as they happen, but usually it is not until they realize that the microcosm of their personal lives is subject to the consequences of the macrocosm that they wake up and take notice. There are, however, ways to train yourself to pick up on signals within the news cycle and within political and financial ... more »

Small Victory in Indonesia as Rainforests Returned to Indigenous Control

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - To save the forests, they must be returned to those who will care for them. The post Small Victory in Indonesia as Rainforests Returned to Indigenous Control appeared first on Waking Times.

Ralph Nader: Corporate Crime, Corporate Violence, Corporate Welfare, and Corporate Regulations

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Ralph Nader GVFJ on Mar 6, 2017 Ralph Nader, founder of Consumer Protection, gave a talk at University of La Verne on the topic of Empowering People in the Trump Era based on his latest book Breaking Through Power. In the FASCIST era of (Corporations in charge of government task and operation) […]

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 8, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during a tour with security troops in western Mosul to check on progress in battles against Islamic State. *Reuters*: *Iraq to continue striking Islamic State targets in Syria, Abadi says* Iraq will continue to hit Islamic State targets in Syria, as well as in neighboring countries if they give their approval, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday. "I respect the sovereignty of states, and I have secured the approval of Syria to strike positions (on its territory)," he told a conference in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya. Abad... more »

Can Public Opinion Check Presidential Power?

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] The concentration of power in the United States presidency has had a good run over the last few decades. This concentration of power is evident in presidents pursuing war after war without the constitutionally-required congressional declaration of war or even a congressional vote on an authorization for use of military force (AUMF). It is also evident in presidents using executive orders and regulations to bypass the legislative process. President Barack Obama was up-front about his desire to use expansive executive power to bypass the Congress when he said befor... more »

Can Public Opinion Check Presidential Power?

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] The concentration of power in the United States presidency has had a good run over the last few decades. This concentration of power is evident in presidents pursuing war after war without the constitutionally-required congressional declaration of war or even a congressional vote on an authorization for use of military force (AUMF). It is also evident in presidents using executive orders and regulations to bypass the legislative process. President Barack Obama was up-front about his desire to use expansive executive power to bypass the Congress when he said befor... more »

Can Public Opinion Check Presidential Power?

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] The concentration of power in the United States presidency has had a good run over the last few decades. This concentration of power is evident in presidents pursuing war after war without the constitutionally-required congressional declaration of war or even a congressional vote on an authorization for use of military force (AUMF). It is also evident in presidents using executive orders and regulations to bypass the legislative process. President Barack Obama was up-front about his desire to use expansive executive power to bypass the Congress when he said befor... more »

Can Public Opinion Check Presidential Power?

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] The concentration of power in the United States presidency has had a good run over the last few decades. This concentration of power is evident in presidents pursuing war after war without the constitutionally-required congressional declaration of war or even a congressional vote on an authorization for use of military force (AUMF). It is also evident in presidents using executive orders and regulations to bypass the legislative process. President Barack Obama was up-front about his desire to use expansive executive power to bypass the Congress when he said befor... more »

‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl’s Instagram HACKED, Used to Expose America’s Infatuation with Ignorance

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: girl]The Instagram account of Danielle Bregoli, aka 'Cash Me Outside' girl was hacked and the hackers made a very serious point.

This government blunder has gone under the radar but it could explain the DWP ‘Kill Yourself’ scandal

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 10 hours ago
In a move that the Information Commissioner called “highly unusual”, the government has failed to keep hold of crucial records. And that missing evidence could quite literally determine whether someone lives or dies. Specifically, those ‘someones’ are vulnerable disabled people. And with the Tories’ treatment of disabled people since taking office, it’s no surprise they’d […] The post This government blunder has gone under the radar but it could explain the DWP ‘Kill Yourself’ scandal appeared first on The Canary.

Corbyn sums up what we’re all thinking about the budget [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 10 hours ago
On 7 March, Chancellor Philip Hammond tweeted that his first budget would build “a stronger, fairer, better Britain”. But after hearing Hammond’s plans on 8 March, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was far from convinced. He criticised the Conservative government for building its budget on “unfairness” and a “failure to tackle unfairness in our society”. Corbyn’s message […] The post Corbyn sums up what we’re all thinking about the budget [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The Chancellor’s budget just raised the middle finger to International Women’s Day [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The Chancellor’s 2017 budget has raised the middle finger to International Women’s Day. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn raised the question: On International Women’s Day, did the Chancellor deliver a budget that works for women? He then showed how the opposite is true: As of next month, women will have to prove their third child is […] The post The Chancellor’s budget just raised the middle finger to International Women’s Day [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD; CIA, MOSSAD, MI6; SWEDEN

Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
According to a Swedish government report, *the Muslim Brotherhood* is creating a 'parallel social structure' in Sweden, aided by 'political elites', making it impossible to criticise Islam. dailymail According to CIA agent *Miles Copeland*, the CIA cooperates with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim mass organization founded in Egypt. redmoonrising.com/BritIslam The CIA allies with the Muslim Brotherhood against moderate, secular Arab governments. The UK's MI6 used the Muslim Brotherhood against Nasser of Egypt and against the moderate rulers of Syria. In Syria, the CIA armed... more »

Prominent physicist loses paper over data falsification

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A paper by a promising nanotechnologist has been retracted for data falsification. Dmitri Lapotko, a Belarusian researcher with a background in laser weaponry, made a name for himself at Rice University in Houston, where he studied the use of nanotechnology to diagnose and treat human diseases. That work earned him significant press coverage, including stories […] The post Prominent physicist loses paper over data falsification appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Did Paul Ryan Say Women Who Use Birth Control Are Committing Murder?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A statement supposedly made by House speaker Paul Ryan on CNN in which he asserted that women who use birth control are committing murder originated with a "hybrid" satire site.

Report: Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Abandons Mosul Fight To Field Commanders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters: **Islamic State leader Baghdadi abandons Mosul fight to field commanders, U.S. and Iraqi sources say* U.S. and Iraqi officials believe the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left operational commanders behind with diehard followers to fight the battle of Mosul, and is now hiding out in the desert, focusing mainly on his own survival. It is impossible to confirm the whereabouts of the Islamic State "caliph", who declared himself the ruler of all Muslims from Mosul's Great Mosque after his forces swept through northern Iraq in 2014. But U.S. and Iraqi inte... more »

Pesticides are NOT Needed to Feed the World, Says New UN Report

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - The agrichemical industry is doing more harm than good. The post Pesticides are NOT Needed to Feed the World, Says New UN Report appeared first on Waking Times.

We’re All Living Longer, Despite What The Experts Say!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood If we were to believe the experts who warn us about all the things we are dying from, we would probably all be dead three times over! Whether it’s air pollution, alcohol, obesity, diabetes, smoking, NHS funding, climate change, and goodness knows what else, the warnings are invariably dire. The […]

LOIS LERNER, YOUR THOUGHTS?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
*The New York Times* tells us that the white racist Dutch politician Geert Wilders has received financial aid from Americans: The country’s fast-rising far-right leader, Geert Wilders, is getting help from American conservatives attracted to his anti-European Union and anti-Islam views. David Horowitz, an American right-wing activist, has contributed roughly $150,000 to Mr. Wilders’s Party for Freedom over two years — of which nearly $120,000 came in 2015, making it the largest individual contribution in the Dutch political system that year, according to recently released records. ... more »

February Jobs Numbers Explode, Blowing Past Economists’ Expectations

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: february-jobs-numbers-explode-blowing-past-economists-expectations] The ADP/Moody’s jobs report released on Wednesday showed job growth 50-percent ahead of Wall Street’s expectations: 298,000 jobs were created in February versus expectations of less than 200,000 by economists polled by the *Wall Street Journal*. The job growth was all across the spectrum, with construction and manufacturing sectors adding 106,000 new jobs.

House Republicans Release ObamaCare Replacement Bill

Michael Tennant at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: house-republicans-release-obamacare-replacement-bill] House Republican leaders on Monday unveiled their ObamaCare replacement bill, which conservative critics have already dubbed "ObamaCare 2.0" and "ObamaCare Lite."

Is the lunatic left looking for a civil war?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*they need to remember that we own all the guns.* Ace of Spades had a very good article *How to Survive In the Age of Rage* Just in case people don't get this: I'm not being rhetorical when I say that a large fraction of the country, on both the left and the nevertrumper/GOPe side of things, has gone insane. The world feels like a Twilight Zone episode to them -- the world they went to sleep in on November 8, 2016 was not the same world they woke up to the next day of November 9, 2016. [...]The daily hysteria, paranoia, conspiricizing, meltdowns, tantrums, out of left field accusa... more »

Is Hawaii In The Cross-Hairs Of North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Reuters *Washington Free Beacon:* *North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii* Experts call for immediate upgrade in state's missile defenses. North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America's Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade missile defenses in the area. The United States today relies on ground-based ballistic missile interceptors deployed in California and Alaska to protect Hawaii, but these defenses would do little to guard U.S. territory in the Pacific against a North Korean i... more »

Ahousaht First Nation Banned Industrial Logging and Mining from Vancouver Island Territory

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
Environmentalists are applauding a move by the Ahousaht First Nation to ban mining and clear cutting in favour of sustainable development and conservation. Under the first phase of the plan, announced Thursday, there will be no mining or industrial logging in Ahousaht traditional territory and about 80 per cent of almost 171,000 hectares will be set aside as cultural and natural areas “to conserve biological diversity, natural landscapes and wilderness and to provide to Ahousaht continued spiritual, cultural and sustenance use.” The remote Ahousaht First Nation, near Tofino, has m... more »

Follow the Money: Senator John McCain’s Ties to Saudis and Rothschilds EXPOSED

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
John McCain's foundation stands accused of having suspicious ties to the Saudis, the Rothschilds, and a controversial mining company.

VIDEO: Cops Sic K9 on 81-Year-Old Grandma They Accused of Robbing Her Own House

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: k9 grandma police]Police released the dashcam footage from an incident involving an 81-year-old grandma who was attacked by a police K9.

Alcohol Industry Frantically Lobbies Against Legal Weed as Beer Sales Predict $2 Billion Drop

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: cannabis]Legalized cannabis will likely result in a 2 billion dollar loss in sales for the beer industry. Lobbyists are working overtime to keep pot illegal.

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “The Voice”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “The Voice” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZWHtu2WE1Y

Big business got a huge win from Philip Hammond’s budget, while workers got shafted

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a cut in corporation tax. This will cut the tax from 20% to 19% in April, landing at 17% by spring 2020. This will mean that since 2010, and the last Labour government, corporation tax has decreased by 11 percentage points. The theory behind the tax cuts is that it will make Britain a […] The post Big business got a huge win from Philip Hammond’s budget, while workers got shafted appeared first on The Canary.

MPs are lining up to point out something extraordinary about the budget [TWEETS]

James Wright at The Canary - 12 hours ago
MPs are lining up to point out something extraordinary about the budget: there was not a single mention of Brexit. SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson was shocked: Jaw dropping that given Brexit is the biggest challenge to our economy there was not a single mention of it in the budget #Budget2017 — Angus Robertson (@AngusRobertson) […] The post MPs are lining up to point out something extraordinary about the budget [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

You may have missed it but the Tories’ budget was noisily interrupted all day [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
As Chancellor Philip Hammond gave his Budget 2017 speech to parliament on Wednesday 8 March, there was something rather distracting going on outside. And the media had to apologise for the interference. Make some noise The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group was holding a demo outside parliament. Thousands of women and supporters had […] The post You may have missed it but the Tories’ budget was noisily interrupted all day [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Cancer researcher has dodged accusations for decades (and has a new correction)

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Today isn’t a great day for Carlo Croce, chair of the department of cancer biology and genetics at The Ohio State University (OSU). The New York Times has a lengthy article detailing the misconduct accusations that have swirled around Croce for years. We’ve covered many, but The Gray Lady obtained documents that show there have been […] The post Cancer researcher has dodged accusations for decades (and has a new correction) appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Houston Cancer Specialist Looks At The GOP Repeal Plan-- And He's Running For Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Dr. Jason Westin* In the earlier post about the Ryan ACA repeal today we promised to introduce you to a doctor running for Congress in Harris County, Texas. TX-07 is one of those gerrymandered, traditionally Republican Texas districts where well-educated voters don't like Trump. Romney beat Obama there by a daunting 59.9% to 38.6% in 2012. But with Trump spewing his ignorance and bluster all year, the district gave Hillary a 48.5% to 47.1% win in November. The DCCC has never considered getting involved in TX-07 before. That's changed now and with Jared Polis (D-CO) as the new regio... more »

Military Options On The Table Against North Korea (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched on Wake Island during testing Nov. 1, 2015. (Ben Listerman/ Defense Department) *VOA:* *Analysts: Military Options Against North Korea Fraught With Danger* Frustrated that North Korea has been undeterred by international sanctions, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is conducting a policy review to look for more effective ways to counter Pyongyang's missile and nuclear threats. Adding new urgency to this longstanding security threat is North Korea’s accelerated efforts to develop the capability to strike t... more »

China Wants North Korea To Suspend Its Missile And Nuclear Tests And For South Korea And The U.S. To Put A Stop To Their Joint Military Drills

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters: **China asks North Korea to stop missile tests, tells U.S. and South to seek talks* China, fearing a rapid escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula, called on North Korea on Wednesday to stop its nuclear and missile tests and for South Korea and the United States to stop joint military drills and seek talks instead. North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on Monday in response to the joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises, which it regards as preparation for war. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the tests by the North and the joint drills across the b... more »

Save the date! Symposium on Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research, November 15-16, 2017

noreply@blogger.com (Christian Munthe) at Philosophical Comment - 13 hours ago
*[image: http://care.gu.se]* *Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research, symposium in Gothenburg, November 15-16, 2017. Save the date!* The World Health Organization identifies antibiotic resistance as a global challenge so serious that it threatens the fundamental achievement of modern medicine. Ethics and value conflicts are at the centre of this challenge: understanding its nature and stakes, identifying adequate social responses, understanding why policies and actions can be more or less accepted by stakeholders. Underlying issues r... more »

Project Blue Book and Fold3

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 13 hours ago
While chatting with Barry Greenwood on the radio version of *A Different Perspective*, we got around to talking about Fold3. This is a web site that houses tens of thousands if not millions of documents that have historic and military information. Most of the Project Blue Book files are included and those interested can “join” the web site for free to have access to those files. Other aspects of the site require a paid membership, but the Blue Book files are there for free. Greenwood said that the site was sometimes a little difficult to navigate and I know that I’d had trouble with... more »

Understanding the Global Temperature III

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 13 hours ago
In the last article I concluded that a reasonable proxy for global temperature could be produced using CET, then sea temperatures (HADSST3) then UAH6. However, that left me wondering why land based temperatures were so appalling. So, I decided to … Continue reading →

Spygate: America’s Political Police vs. Donald J. Trump

Justin Raimondo at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Everyone is suddenly talking about the Deep State – the configuration of spy agencies, career bureaucrats, and overseas spooks whose murky omnipresence has been brought to light by President Trump’s contention that he was “wiretapped” by his predecessor. With his usual imprecision, Trump managed to confuse the issue by ascribing the surveillance to Barack Obama, and so naturally spokesmen for the former President had no trouble batting this charge away. But as a former Obama speechwriter put it: “I’d be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wireta... more »

Massacre At Kabul Military Hospital By Islamic State Gunmen. 38 Killed. Over 60 Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *Kabul: At least 30 killed in attack on military hospital* Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)Attackers dressed in medical uniforms stormed a military hospital in the heart of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing more than 30 people and wounding at least 50, said Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense. A suicide bomber set off an explosion at the south gate to the Sardar Mohammed Daud Khan hospital before three gunmen entered the building and made their way to the second and third floors, said Sediq Sediqqi, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman. The gu... more »

How many Muslim children are being taught like this in the UK?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/toM1zYCGaXM

World News Briefs -- March 8, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraqi forces see off Islamic State attack, seize road out of Mosul* Iraqi forces saw off an overnight Islamic State counter-attack near Mosul's main government buildings and took full control on Wednesday of the last major road leading west to the militant-held town of Tal Afar, the military said. Troops also captured the Badush prison, northwest of Mosul near the road, where Islamic State reportedly executed hundreds of inmates in 2014, another military statement reported by state TV said. Inside Mosul, troops battled the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim fighters, who hi... more »

Dozens of Unvaccinated Students Banned from Class

Alex Newman at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: dozens-of-unvaccinated-students-banned-from-class] In an unusual move that comes amid intensifying efforts across America to provide what critics call “medicine at gun point,” dozens of schoolchildren were banned from attending class in Rochester, Minnesota, for not proving they received a dizzying array of government-mandated vaccines. The reported number of students removed from school began at around 80, declining to about 60 soon afterward.

Brazil Continues to Stagger as Economy Slows, Corruption Probe Expands

Bob Adelmann at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: brazil-continues-to-stagger-as-economy-slows-corruption-probe-expands] Operation Car Wash in Brazil has, over the last three years, uncovered massive corruption and sped the country's decline. Unfortunately, the investigation has much further to go.

Oi, Oi, You Blockheads

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 14 hours ago

The Chancellor just cracked one of the biggest jokes of this year’s budget [TWEETS]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
On Wednesday 8 March Philip Hammond made an apparently off-the-cuff remark during his Budget 2017 speech. But it was possibly one of the most laughable comments of the day. Surely, some mistake? As the BBC’s Nick Robinson tweeted: "We are the party of the NHS" claims Chancellor as Health Secretary nods vigorously. Quite a claim […] The post The Chancellor just cracked one of the biggest jokes of this year’s budget [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

All this woman wants to do on International Women’s Day is stop pregnant women getting screwed over

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 14 hours ago
In 2017 on International Women’s Day (IWD), campaigners are pushing not just for attitudes to change, but the law as well. Advocacy group ‘Pregnant Then Screwed’ (PTS) says that unfair dismissal of pregnant women is getting worse. And it’s asking that women have access to justice, at the very least. PTS founder Joeli Brearley spoke to The […] The post All this woman wants to do on International Women’s Day is stop pregnant women getting screwed over appeared first on The Canary.

Hammond just said in the budget if your job’s insecure, then tough sh*t [TWEETS]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Early on in Philip Hammond’s budget was an announcement that will affect millions of people. But it hits those who may already be in a vulnerable position: the self-employed. Hit ’em hard The Chancellor said that National Insurance Contributions (NIC) for self-employed people are going to increase. Currently anyone self employed has been paying a set […] The post Hammond just said in the budget if your job’s insecure, then tough sh*t [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

The BBC has been caught trying to hide a leaked recording that would humiliate Theresa May [AUDIO]

James Wright at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Many people are accusing the BBC of under-reporting its own scoop on the Prime Minister. A recording leaked to the BBC suggests that Theresa May has repeatedly misled parliament. The Prime Minister has consistently denied a ‘sweetheart deal’ for Conservative-controlled Surrey Council. But the leaked recording shows a “gentleman’s agreement”, indicating the government made special arrangements […] The post The BBC has been caught trying to hide a leaked recording that would humiliate Theresa May [AUDIO] appeared first on The Canary.

May’s response to Corbyn at the budget just blew up the internet. But not in a good way [TWEETS]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
A gif has been taking the internet by storm. And it doesn’t portray Theresa May in the most positive of lights. But it maybe sums up her attitude to the Budget. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was asking May a question over the current Surrey Council scandal. As The Canary previously reported, the government allegedly offered Surrey Conservative […] The post May’s response to Corbyn at the budget just blew up the internet. But not in a good way [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

No, energy non-conservation is a lousy approach to the cosmological constant problem

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
In mid January, Chad Orzel didn't like some hype about a "proposed solution to the cosmological constant problem": The quotes from other researchers in this are all too diplomatic and leave me wanting a post on it from @skdh https://t.co/E1qYwasjY2 — Chad Orzel (@orzelc) January 19, 2017 An article in the Physics World promoted an April 2016 paper by Josset, Perez, and Sudarsky recently published in PRL Dark energy as the weight of violating energy conservation that has claimed the the apparently observed cosmological constant is just the accumulated amount of energy that was creat... more »

Horrifying Leaked Video Shows Youth Corrections Officers Torturing Children

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: youth]There's a culture of violence perpetrated by supposed "youth correction" facilities, exposing these kids to police state brutality at an early age.

THE POLITICS OF MORAL STAMPEDE: Did Donald J. Trump blame the generals for Yemen?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017Part 3—What Hewitt and Maddow said:* On Thursday morning, March 2, Hugh Hewitt made an extremely dumb remark in the Washington Post. Hewitt is a conservative talk radio host and a frequently-used MSNBC contributor. His opinion column in the Post concerned Donald J. Trump's address to Congress two nights before. We highlight the dumb remark: HEWITT (3/2/17): The heart of the speech...was the president's tribute to Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens and his widow, Carryn, who in an act of incredible courage attended the speech and allowed ... more »

Greg Hunter, "Hugo Salinas Price- Apocalypse Is Upon Us"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Hugo Salinas Price- Apocalypse Is Upon Us"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Could a Fed rate hike start the bond market to liquidate? Mexican billionaire and retail magnate Hugo Salinas Price contends, “Apocalypse is upon us... this boom in stocks is about to collapse. The total debt when Reagan came into office was $391 billion. Now, it’s $20 trillion. Something has got to give. When interest rates start to go up, as they might on March 15th, we are going to see liquidation. People are going to say bonds are falling in value because interest rates are going up, I think I want t... more »

It's the Mob Verses the Mafia in America

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (former Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff) says there is a theory circulating in the intelligence community that the CIA asked the British to spy on Trump on behalf of the Democratic Party; the politicization of the intelligence agencies is a reflection of a dying empire. This one is a must watch. Wilkerson is baring his soul this time. Also read this mainstream news story reporting that Bill Binney, a 36-year veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned in protest from the organization in 2001, also makes the case that Trump is "... more »

More Nork Mischief

LL at Virtual Mirage - 15 hours ago
*The Hammer* First a little Blog housekeeping. Virtual Mirage welcomes "The Hammer" (aka CrackerBoy) to the blog. You can read his wit and wisdom as you are moved to. His blog is on the bar to the left. He was exiled from another blog, so make him welcome here if you will. From his blog: I, am just a Redneck from an obscure little tobacco town in Eastern NC. I joined the Army at 18 because my girlfriend dumped me. Three years Spec/4, public college on the GI Bill. I've been to DC three times in my life, once on a junior high field trip. *Now back to business and the Norks* On 7 M... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 139-40, Mar 6-7, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Iraqi forces captured the Hurriya Bridge March 6 and prematurely claimed to have taken the government complex, but were ambushed by the Islamic State (BBC) March 6 the Iraqi forces (ISF) were moving into the middle of west Mosul. First the Federal Police (FP) and Rapid Reaction Division (RRD) captured the Hurriya Bridge. This was the second span across the Tigris that the ISF secured. All of the bridges were knocked out by the U.S. led Coalition during the battle for east Mosul to hinder the Islamic State’s movement within the city. The FP and RRD also seizeda number of governme... more »

IF McCONNELL AND RYAN'S STRATEGY IS TO AVOID OBAMACARE REPEAL, IT WON'T WORK FOR THEM

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Jonathan Chait thinks Mitch McConnell is planning to rush the Republican health care bill through the Senate because he wants it to fail: ... 11 Republican senators ... have, in some form or fashion, expressed reservations about the party leadership’s preferred health care strategy.... Trumpcare seems to be very far from corralling the necessary 50 Senate votes.... While McConnell’s plan might be necessary in order to keep the party’s legislative strategy on track, it is highly and even delusionally optimistic, given the state of his vote count.... ... Is it designed ... to fail? N... more »

Fukushima Daiichi: The Earthquake Question Past and Future

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
*The Asia Times* has an interesting article on the role of the massive earthquake 3/11 in producing the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The article explains that the role of the earthquake, versus the relative contribution of the tsunami, has not been fully clarified: I recommend reading the article and have excerpted this brief snippet of remarks made by Mitsuhiko Tanaka, a former nuclear equipment engineer for Hitachi, concerning the relative impacts of the earthquake versus the tsunami in producing the disaster: Daniel Hurst (March 8, 2017) The Earthquake Question. Asia Times, ht... more »

Reasonable Apprehension of Bias

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
Miracle v. Maracle III, 2017 ONCA 195: [2] The test for reasonable apprehension of bias laid down and consistently endorsed by the Supreme Court of Canada is: what would an informed person, viewing the matter realistically and practically—and having thought the matter through—conclude. Would he think that it is more likely than not that [the decision-maker], whether consciously or unconsciously, would not decide fairly. (Yukon Francophone School Board, Education Area No. 23 v. Yukon Territory (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 25, [2015] 2 S.C.R. 282, at paras. 20-21 [3] ... more »

Tribes set up tipis by the Washington Monument for the massive Standing Rock march

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against Dakota Access oil pipeline that will culminate with a Friday march on the White House. Starting Tuesday, tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, with teepees, a ceremonial fire, cultural workshops and speakers. Native American leaders also plan to lobby lawmakers to protect tribal rights. On Friday, a march of about 2 miles is planned from the Army Corps of Engineers office to the White House, where a rally is scheduled. Organizer... more »

New EPA Head Stacks Agency With Climate Sceptics

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/new-epa-head-stacks-agency-with-climate-sceptics/ Good news from GWPF: Days after the Senate confirmed him as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference and was asked about addressing a group that probably wanted to eliminate his agency. “I think it’s justified,” he responded, to cheers. […]

Something new: A journal publishes running tally of retractions

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Here’s something we haven’t seen before: A journal based in Serbia recently began listing all the articles it has retracted, all due to plagiarism. Although preventing plagiarism is hardly a new goal for journals, creating a web page dedicated to retractions is certainly a novel attempt. (Even the home page has a link to the page, called […] The post Something new: A journal publishes running tally of retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 8, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News:* *WikiLeaks docs allege CIA can hack smartphones, expose Frankfurt listening post* WikiLeaks released Tuesday what the whistleblower group claimed were thousands of secret CIA files showing how U.S. spies hack smartphones, as well as exposing a major secret listening post in Germany. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment, and the CIA in a statement would not say whether the files are real. "We do not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents," said CIA spokesperson Jonathan Liu. *Read more* .... *Mili... more »

Russia Has Exited The Recession

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Anna Andrianova, Bloomberg*: *Russia Is Running on More Than Just the Black Stuff* *The world's largest energy producer is out of its longest recession in two decades* Russia has exited recession, with a little help from the boys in uniform, a major statistical revision – and the global oil price. And not just any recession, but its longest in two decades. So what happened? *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Bloomberg is behind by a few months .... I noticed this trend last year and I have more than once commented that the economy (via through low taxes and the elimination of a lot... more »

Maintaining My Sanity

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
People often ask me how I maintain my sanity doing the work I do in these very crazy times. One way is by watching basketball and baseball - even though these sports have been taken over by corporate *$$$$* - but that is a subject for another day. My basketball team is the Washington Wizards (formerly the Baltimore Bullets) - I was born in Maryland. The Wizards recently made a trade and brought in Bojan Bogdanovic and he has fast become my favorite player on a otherwise often hapless team. Since his arrival Bogdanovic has saved the team from certain loss several times. This on... more »

Proof of RH from Hurwitz eigenstates

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Under my previous (QM-on-graphs) blog post about the Riemann Hypothesis, Dilaton was forgiven for having brought us some cute internet banalities ;-) while Akhmeteli pointed out a paper that seems even more promising than my most recent specific attacks: Hamiltonian for the zeros of the Riemann zeta function In their PRL paper, Carl M. Bender, Dorje C. Brody, and Markus P. Müller (BBM) actually constructed a Hamiltonian whose eigenvalues seem to be the zeroes of the zeta function and that seems to be Hermitian, after some straightforward change of the metric. How does it work? ... more »

Is Trump A New Carter?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Conservative commentator Ross Douthat argues in this morning's *New York Times* that Donald Trump may be another Jimmy Carter: But with the release of the House Republican “replacement” (I use that term loosely) for Obamacare, it’s worth returning to the analogy. It rests, in part, on the work of the political scientist Stephen Skowronek, who argues that certain presidencies are “disjunctive” — straddling a political order passing into history and another one struggling to be born. And “disjunctive” generally means ineffective, because the parties such presidents are leading are ... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Chris Dillow examines a few of the reasons why neoliberalism hasn't produced the promise of economic growth as the supposed benefit in exchange for dissolving social links. And William Berkson discusses the importance of an activist government in building a strong economy: The new books on the history of the growth of economies all have different focuses. But they have the same critically important policy implication: While the *short-term* impact of government spending is difficult to disentangle from other factors, government inv... more »

Did The Far Right Render Ryan's Health Care Repeal Dead On Arrival?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
A brand new Monmouth poll, found that 51% of Americans said they would prefer to keep the Affordable Care Act and work to improve it, with another 7% saying they want to keep the ACA entirely intact. That's 58%, while only 39% want to see the ACA repealed, either with a replacement (31%) or repealed entirely without a replacement, the Freedom Caucus' preferred outcome (8%). Just as that poll was being released yesterday, Mike Lee (R-UT) was at odds with the House Republican leadership's talking points, pointing out that Ryan's bill "is exactly the type of backroom dealing and rus... more »

Obama In Hiding After His Former SSA Just Made A Monumental Admission Into Trump’s Wiretapping Claim

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on Mar 7, 2017 http://freedomdaily.com/obama-hiding-… http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/03/0… http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/03/0… https://twitter.com/dbongino/status/8… – Obama In Hiding After His Former Secret Service Agent Just Made A Monumental Admission Into Trump’s Wiretapping Claim by Prissy Holly, http://freedomdaily.com/ Ever since Trump became president, Obama has been behind the scenes doing everything he can to cause massive chaos. But setting up a shadow government and […]

"What The Hell Is Going On?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"What The Hell Is Going On?”* by Jim Quinn “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” – H.L. Mencken “The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie "I’m 53 years old. The older I get the less sure I am about things I was sure about when I was 25 years old. I believed stocks for the long run was an unquestioned truth. I believed our economy was based on free market capitalism. I believed stock prices were based upon profits and cash flows. I believed a home was a place to l... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago

“WikiLeaks: Vault 7 CIA Hacking Tools, Vindicates Trump”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*The Next News Network, “WikiLeaks: Vault 7 CIA Hacking Tools, Vindicates Trump”* “A total of 8,761 documents have been published as part of ‘Year Zero’, the first in a series of leaks the whistleblower organization has dubbed ‘Vault 7.’ WikiLeaks said that ‘Year Zero’ revealed details of the CIA’s “global covert hacking program,” including “weaponized exploits” used against company products including “Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP2MgJWxFqQ ◆ *Related:* “V... more »

Senator Inhofe retiring in 2020

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 17 hours ago
I was planning to write today about a superb piece by Coral Davenport of the New York Times which has run a few intelligent articles on climate and the environment lately: Head Stacks Agency With Climate Change Skeptics However, for … Continue reading →

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*The House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would effectively defund Planned Parenthood EU: The Balkans risk becoming a 'chessboard' for big powersUS military begins moving equipment for missile defense system to South KoreaIran Test Fired 2 Ballistic Missiles As Iranian Vessels Came Within 600 Yards Of US Navy ShipJustice Department to drop child pornography case because of the secret technique used to catch the suspectGovernment watchdog says fraudsters stole nearly $2 billion from Medicaid in 2016Washington Post Employee Arrested On Charges Of Impersona... more »

Mhairi Black nails the one question we all want to ask the Conservative government [VIDEO]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
The UK’s youngest MP, Mhairi Black, has asked the one question we all want the Conservative government to answer. Speaking during an Urgent Question debate on withdrawing Housing Benefit from those under 21, Black asked: Does the Minister agree that it is simply ridiculous that young people should suffer purely because the Government are obsessed with […] The post Mhairi Black nails the one question we all want to ask the Conservative government [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*‘Chronically Upset’ Columbia University Faculty ‘Affected’ by Trump, Demand Campus Safe Spaces* “Stunned” faculty at Columbia University (CU), a prestigious Ivy League institution with a 2016-17 undergraduate tuition rate of $52,478, called for a website, “more open discourse,” and “physical space for conversations” to help faculty who are “affected by the Trump administration” and want to express their concerns “without fear of negative consequences.” The CU Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) made these requests at the Feb. 24 University Senate meeting, held to “support discourse... more »

DELINGPOLE: The EPA’s Air Pollution Scare Is Just Another Fake News Myth

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/07/delingpole-the-epas-air-pollution-scare-is-just-another-fake-news-myth/ From Dellers on Breitbart: More fake news from the Washington Post: turns out that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has helped save Americans from a substance which kills 4.2 million people every year – air pollution. No really. If you believe WaPo it’s the fifth deadliest killer known […]

Vault 7.... That's it? Yet another Distraction by WikiLeaks

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
[image: Image result for CIA lies] Well, as I've said multiple times for years now: WikiLeaks= Distraction!! Nothing they've released is actually "NEW", it's all information that we ALREADY KNOW!! I've been waiting for this big "OHHHHH, AHHHHHHH" moment of the release of WikiLeaks "VAULT 7" dump of information..... the thing that has kept the alternative media glued to their computers, rubbing their hands together in anticipation..... and Nope- I wasn't disappointed- This big "LEAK" is nothing more than rehash of stuff we already knew, Yet Again!! So.... Ask yourself: What w... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Five Reasons Why Ridicule Is The Proper Response To Global Warming Alarmists* If it seems that the climate radicals are acting desperately because they sense that their "movement" is dying, then that's probably an accurate assessment. From EPA employees threatening resistance to Donald Trump's presidency to junk-science guy Bill Nye appearing on Fox News to tell the world that humans are fully responsible for "the speed that climate change is happening," the irrational behavior is overflowing. Of course the alarmists can't give up their shrillness. They're still bullies who try ... more »

Russia Wants A 100 Megaton Dirty Submarine Drone Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Next Big Future:* *Russia's developing 100 megaton dirty Tsunami Creating submarine drone bomb* Reports from Russia indicate a new drone submarine will be armed with a 100-megaton nuclear warhead. "The Russian government daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported that to achieve ‘extensive radioactive contamination' the weapon ‘could envisage using the so-called cobalt bomb, a nuclear weapon designed to produce enhanced amounts of radioactive fallout compared to a regular atomic warhead,'" Schneider said. Retired Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler, former commander of the U.S. Strategic Comman... more »

Rachel Maddow's election predictions/assurances meet reality

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Ut0TaegQ-kw Sorry to post this video again but it still cheers me up hugely to watch this video!

Why The Russian Akula-Class Submarine Is Feared By The U.S. Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Sebastien Robin, National Interest:* *Why the U.S. Navy Fears Russia's Akula-Class Submarines (Stealthy with Lots of Firepower)* The Soviet Union produced hot-rod submarines that could swim faster, take more damage, and dive deeper than their American counterparts—but the U.S. Navy remained fairly confident it had the Soviet submarines outmatched because they were all extremely noisy. Should the superpowers clash, the quieter American subs had better odds of detecting their Soviet counterparts first, and greeting them with a homing torpedo. However, that confidence was dented in ... more »

“Faith Money and the Coming Collapse”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Mike Adams, “Faith Money and the Coming Collapse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLIPFLT8WNk

Debunk Translated: To Convince Public Otherwise

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
via GIPHY NOTE: When you read the word "debunk" you know you've stumbled across an article about vaccines and autism. By Anne Dachel I've long said this about Andy Wakefield: THE MEDIA ENDLESSLY TALKS ABOUT HIM.......AND NO ONE WILL TALK...

Free Lecture at NYU Law: Autism, Genetics, Environment and the Law

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
We're running a "best of"post from James Lyons-Weiler in advance of tomorrow night's free lecture at NYU. We encourage locals to attend if possible. Thursday, 3/9, NYU Law, Vanderbilt Hall Room 201, 40 Washington Square, NYC. We are pleased to...

Judge Napolitano: Obama Didn’t Need FISA To Spy On Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 hours ago
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency! end

Hugo Salinas Price: Apocalypse Is Upon Us. Noah’s Flood of Cash Coming. Thermonuclear WW3

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 hours ago
Hugo Salinas Price: Apocalypse Is Upon Us. Noah’s Flood of Cash Coming by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Mexican billionaire and retail magnate Hugo Salinas Price is a big proponent of using silver as money in Mexico. Salinas Price explains, “The idea is not to go back to a silver standard, but to create a parallel currency which […]

Ron Paul Drops Wiretap Truth Bombs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 hours ago
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency! Published on Mar 7, 2017 SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22046 A lot of ink has been spilled on the latest allegations that Obama wiretapped the Trump campaign last fall, but very few people have gotten at the heart of the issue. As usual, Ron Paul […]

DAPL: Navajo Water Protector Shot in Eye By Police Near Standing Rock Tells What Happened

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
Water Protector tells about being shot in the eye near Standing Rock. The shot is believed to have been fired … Continue reading →

DAPL: Judge Boasberg Rejects Sioux Injunction Request; Tipis Arrive On the National Mall in DC

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
From Common Dreams: “Sioux Vow to ‘Stand Strong’ as Judge Paves Way for DAPL Oil to Flow DAPL may be … Continue reading →

A Look At Why The F-22 Is An Incredible Jet Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty:* *Watch the F-22 take on 5 F-15s — and dominate* Everyone has their favorite airframe; when the F-22 took on the reigning champion of the skies, it was a tough day for F-15 groupies. The F-22 Raptor is an expensive plane. While some critics pegged its cost at over $300 million a plane, the actual fly-away cost could go down to $116 million per Raptor, according to a 2006 Air Force release. *Read more* .... more »

Hump Day Follies

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*It's a General Strike* Today, March 8, 2017 is the Day Without Women. If you see a person who self-identifies as a woman working today, *zhe's* obviously a traitor to his/her gender. Bruce Jenner, Woman of the Year*This does fly in the face of the progressive doctrine of gender (and racial) fluidity* (you are only what you think that you are). Thus my sense is that if you're progressive, you have to go on strike no *matter what gender you are today*, March 8, just in case you decide to be a woman today (or tomorrow, etc.). Will Bruce Jenner be on strike too? I don't think that he... more »

Girl Power

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 21 hours ago
Women in academia do not enjoy an easy ride. Even though “manel” count at this year’s ISA was much lower, there is still work to be done. Not to mention the recent scandal about the epidemic levels of sexual harassment at the UK universities. But let’s rejoice at the thought that a mere hundred years […]

The U.S. Air Force's Arsenal Plane Will Be Able To Coordinate Missions With The F-22 and F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Scout Warrior:* *Pentagon Arsenal Plane to Fly With F-35, F-22* *The Air Force is already upgrading the historic, 1960s-era bomber with new radios, avionics and weapons capability* The Pentagon’s emerging “Arsenal Plane” or “flying bomb truck” is likely to be a modified, high-tech adaptation of the iconic B-52 bomber designed to fire air-to-air weapons, release swarms of mini-drones and provide additional fire-power to 5th generation stealth fighters such as the F-35 and F-22, Pentagon officials and analysts said. It is also possible that the emerging arsenal plane could be a mod... more »

"The Sum Total..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"We're all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points. But we define ourselves by the choices we have made. We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices. Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly, Human happiness does not seem to be included in the design of creation. It is only we, with our capacity to love, that gives meaning to the indifferent universe. And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying, and even try to find joy from simple things, like their family,... more »

Hillary Clinton - The case for the prosecution

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Powerful and logical stuff from Bill Whittle. Is there at least a case for Hillary Clinton to be prosecuted?

NETANYAHU IN TROUBLE

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Netanyahu's home in Caesarea, in Israel.* Netanyahu is involved in three police investigations. The justice ministry is investigating alleged corruption involving military procurement of boats and submarines. ThyssenKrupp got a contract in 'suspicious' circumstances. ft.com Israeli police are investigating allegations that Netanyahu and his cronies improperly received tens of thousands of dollars' worth of gifts from rich guys. Film producer Arnon Milchan and billionaire Australian casino mogul James Packer allegedly supplied the Netanyahu family with gifts. The police are look... more »

Michael Parenti: Superpatriotism (1988)

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 22 hours ago
by Michael Parenti Featured Writer Dandelion Salad www.michaelparenti.org July 5, 2011 City Lights Books, 2004 How hype, fear, and mindless flag-waving are supplanting informed debate, commitment to democracy, and real patriotism. “In this skillfully argued book . . . with wit and humor and penetrating analysis, Parenti invites the reader to connect the dots.” — Rufus […]

U.S. Navy Getting Ready To Test The USS Gerald Ford

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Belfast Telegraph*: *USS Gerald R Ford: US Navy to test $13 billion vessel* The USS Gerald R. Ford, the most expensive warship ever built, is set to begin long-delayed sea trials ahead of its expected commissioning in April. The $13 billion vessel is the first in a new generation of aircraft carriers, featuring a host of changes over the current Nimitz-class fleet. The Ford is the lead ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of super carriers. Two nuclear reactors power the 1,092ft-long warship, allowing it to cruise at 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour). Its... more »

Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The immediate take home is that the entire trove of hacking tools owned by the CIA are now in defacto public distribution. This means that all those vulnerabilities will soon be plugged by the targets such as Apple and Microsoft. This is very good news. What we learn here though is your worst suspicion about the insatiable appetite of spy agencies fro all such data. It is also pretty clear that the President did not need to go to the FBI for listening ability and also would have been stupid to do so. Comey is right inasmuch as the FBI was not involved. . *Vault 7: C... more »

How To Grow Your Own Turmeric Indoors (It's Easier Than You Think)

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: turmeric root and powder and plant] This is easy enough and the tubers are available if you look hard enough. I also think local growers will quickly learn to grow them as well and the tuber will become easily available. I certainly would put a row in in order to gain experience. With that and a market you have enough seed stock to plant a large patch. It is easy enough to work with and use, so there is little barrier to large inventories among farmers. All good and this item gets the hobbiest going. . *How To Grow Your Own Turmeric Indoors (It's... more »

Whatever you do, don’t call this an ‘interesting’ idea

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Photo by Rex] It was a curious turn of phrase that carried much in connotation. What was actually communicated was connotation. Here we have a rigorous discussion that loses all that. It says much for the richness of language that you can get it wrong on one level but utterly correct on another. all good fun.. *. * *Whatever you do, don’t call this an ‘interesting’ idea * * https://aeon.co/ideas/whatever-you-do-dont-call-this-an-interesting-idea?* *My understanding of the word interesting came not from school but from a 14-inch black-and-white televi... more »

Evidence of Ancient Megalithic Culture in Massachusetts Revealed For the First Time

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Not quite the first time as Barry Fell wrote books on all this about thirty years ago. He was of course roundly ignored by archeology and that continues to hold. However this work reveals a vastly more expansive presence than Fell had imagined. This geography was occupied and concurrently with the population in Megalithic Europe that built Stonehenge. It was also secure as well. Those mountains provided an effective western barrier against excessive invasions from anyone. This presence actually extended much further south into the Hudson valley as well, but security may well ... more »

Advanced Brain Science: Optogenetics and Expansion Microscopy

director@ieet.org (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
Despite library shelves sagging under the weight of neurology books, what we know about the brain so far is unfledged. MIT professor Edward Boyden explains how research teams are using expansion microscopy to map the densely packed neurons so we can understand how the brain is wired and apply that to human therapies.

Edward Snowden Believes The WikiLeaks' Vault 7 Dump Of CIA Documents Is 'Authentic'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Still working through the publication, but what @Wikileaks has here is genuinely a big deal. Looks authentic. — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 7, 2017 *Washington Times:* *Edward Snowden says WikiLeaks’ CIA documents look legit* Documents released by WikiLeaks alleging the CIA’s ability to compromise and commandeer the world’s most popular electronic devices appear to be authentic examples of its vast but “reckless” hacking prowess, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said Tuesday. As questions emerged Tuesday following WikiLeaks‘ publication of “Year Zero” – a cache of docume... more »

Ted Cruz Dismantles Jeff Sessions Russian Ambassador Fake New Story

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Why is the MSM attacking Jeff Sessions over this fake news/issue? Think: Jeff Sessions is pushing for many pedophilia arrests in the District of Criminals and also the top echelons in the Illuminist MSM. – Published on Mar 2, 2017 Ted Cruz appeared on MSNBC Mornin Joe and completely took apart the fake news story […]

“Did Jeff Sessions Talk To Russia?” Sean Spicer Destroys ABC Reporter

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 2, 2017 “Did Jeff Sessions Talk To Russia?” Sean Spicer Destroys ABC Reporter for asking about Jeff Sessions Russia interference they have talked about this all over hannity fox news tucker carlson this is political news press conference trump’s spicer. end

March 11th Vigil: Remember Fukushima @UK Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing Site- Preston.

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Radiation Free Lakeland: Toshiba Westinghouse who run the Springfields site also constructed Fukushima Daichii March 11th 2017 will…

Remember Fukushima: Wales

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Radiation Free Lakeland: Our friends PAWB, PEOPLE AGAINST WYLFA B tell us that: “On March 11, we will be…

"Wiretapping Word-Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Wiretapping Word-Thinking"* by Scott Adams "The other day, President Trump declared that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” Then the world went nuts. Former CIA Director James Clapper denied that Trump was wiretapped, saying, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.“ Yet we know General Flynn was in Trump Tower when his conversation with the Russian diplomat were recorded. Does that mean Flynn was “wiretapped”? No. But it might mean the p... more »

X22Report, “Phase IV Of The Deep State's Plan Is Now Being Executed”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22Report, “Phase IV Of The Deep State's Plan Is Now Being Executed” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXlubbeqrJM ◆ *Related:* “Wiretap on Trump Done WITHOUT Court Order” - https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3425 “Blackmail? Did Comey Let Hillary Off The Hook Because She Knew About FBI Wiretapping?” - http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Estimated 900 million people in Asia forced to pay a bribe in the past 12 months, according to Transparency International survey pic.twitter.com/mZkxnyi3pY — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 7, 2017

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