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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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

19 March - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council Press Release

Viv at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 23 minutes ago
PRESS RELEASE The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council in its Comment Calls on President Trump and EPA to Repeal and Not Replace the Clean Power Plan(CPP). CHECC CPP ANPRM Replacement Comment Overview FINAL 022718 PDF Key Comment Conclusions*: CO2 is a Beneficial Gas, not a Pollutant. As a result, the Social Cost of Carbon is […]

Can Nuclear War Be Avoided?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
Can Nuclear War Be Avoided? by Paul Craig Roberts, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ Two factors are driving the world to nuclear war. One is the constant stream of insults, false accusations and broken agreements that the West has been dumping on Russia year after year. The other is Russia’s response, or, perhaps more correctly, the lack thereof. – Articles documenting […]

Dr Jerome Corsi Dissects The Deep State Effort To Take Down Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Mar 19, 2018 Dr. Corsi has been at the forefront of the intrigue surrounding the ongoing deep state coup. end

Israel is Intensifying Its War on Gaza’s Farmers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
Israel is Intensifying Its War on Gaza’s Farmers by Ali Adam, https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english Israeli planes sprayed Gaza farmlands with herbicides on 7 March, the second time Palestinian crops have been targeted this month, farmers have said. Gaza’s ministry of agriculture has accused Israel of deliberately ruining Palestinian crops close to the border through this practice and called on the International Committee of the Red […]

Opposition Grows to Merkel Macron EU Superstate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
Opposition Grows to Merkel Macron EU Superstate by F. William Engdahl, https://journal-neo.org/ A predictable process of dis-integration across the European union is underway. It has now gained momentum not only from the elections in Italy where more than two-thirds voted against open borders refugee policies pushed by Brussels. And it comes not only from Austria or the […]

Snowden: Facebook a ‘Surveillance Company’ that Collects and Sells User Data

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
Snowden: Facebook a ‘Surveillance Company’ that Collects and Sells User Data by https://www.rt.com/ NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted Saturday that Facebook is a “surveillance company” that sells its users’ personal details, weighing in on a scandal involving a private firm that harvested data from the social media giant. – “Businesses that make money by collecting and […]

Skripal Poisoning a Desperate British MI6 Attempt to Resurrect Their American Coup Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
Skripal Poisoning a Desperate British MI6 Attempt to Resurrect Their American Coup Against Trump by Barbara Boyd, barbara@lpac-organizers.com Perfidious Albion: The Fatally Wounded British Beast Lashes Out This statement explores the strategic significance of major events in the world starting in February of 2018. Our goal is to precisely situate Theresa May’s March 12–14 mad effort to […]

US CENTCOM Chief Comes Clean: General’s Three Stunning Admissions In The Mid-East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
US CENTCOM Chief Comes Clean: General’s Three Stunning Admissions In The Mid-East by Haaretz, via https://www.zerohedge.com/ Assad has won, Iran deal should stand and Saudis use American weapons without accountability in Yemen: head of U.S. military’s Central Command’s stunning Congressional testimony. – The top U.S. general in the Middle East testified before Congress this week and dropped […]

How the Deep State Lost Control and How They Plan to Get It Back (Part One)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
How the Deep State Lost Control and How They Plan to Get It Back (Part One) by Dave Hodges, http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/ The Deep State minions, former President Obama and Hillary Clinton were to provide the old “one-two punch” to knock America out. – Why does America need to be taken out? Former President Ronald Reagan told […]

Trump Set To Unleash $60bn China Tariffs On Friday

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
Trump Set To Unleash $60bn China Tariffs On Friday by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Having rejected a plan for imposing $30 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports last week, saying they weren’t big enough; President Trump is reportedly planning to unveil by Friday, a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against China. – Trump is following through on a long-time […]

Netanyahu: Prime or Crime Minister?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
RT America Published on Mar 16, 2018 RT America’s Anya Parampil reports on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power in this exclusive documentary special. Parampil explores his corruption scandals, his rise to power, and speaks with Israelis and Palestinians to ask: Is Netanyahu a Prime or Crime Minister? end

Big Pharma, Wall Street are ‘the Real Drug Pushers’ – America’s Lawyer

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
RT America Published on Mar 19, 2018 Despite President Donald Trump’s new plan to address the opioid crisis, critics say pharmaceutical companies are still not being held accountable. For more on this, RT America’s Ed Schultz speaks with host of “America’s Lawyer,” Mike Papantonio. end

Trump’s Policies Are Pushing The FedRes To Break The System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 25 minutes ago
X22Report Published on Mar 19, 2018 The race to the collapse is on, the Fed is pushing interest rate hikes and Trump is pushing tariffs, tax cuts to break the system. This battle will continue for the next couple of months as both sides try to control the narrative. This will effect the global economy in […]

A Sniper Story That Is Too Good To Be True?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
A British sniper has killed a senior ISIS fighter with a 'one in a million' shot from a mile away using a US-made McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle (as seen in this file picture), it has been claimed *Paul Szoldra, Task & Purpose*: *The Anatomy Of A Bullsh*t SAS Sniper Story * *“The shot was one in a million.”* That’s a quote from a new “exclusive” from Patrick Williams in the UK’s Daily Star, published Monday with the headline SAS sniper’s ‘one in a million’ shot slays ISIS chief. But it’s only one among many seemingly “one in a million” stories written by Williams at The Star, offer... more »

The Navy Just Commissioned Its Most Powerful Nuclear Submarine Ever

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 59 minutes ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * As great power rivalry between the United States, Russia and China continues to heat up, submarines like The United States Navy commissioned its news attack submarine, USS *Colorado* (SSN-788) into service this weekend. The powerful Block III Virginia-class attack submarine is the fifteenth vessel of its kind to join the fleet as they slowly replace the long-serving *Los Angeles*-class boats as the backbone of the Navy’s undersea force. "Our submarines are in high demand today and the expectations for *Colorado *are a mile high," Adm. J. Franklin Ca... more »

Japan Could Buy F-35Bs and Put Them on Their Sort of Aircraft Carriers

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 59 minutes ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * China and North Korea won't like this one bit. Japan is reportedly considering the purchase of short takeoff vertical landing (STOVL) Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter stealth aircraft for its *Izumo*-class vessels. The move would effectively convert the 27,000-ton helicopter-carrying destroyers—which are equipped with a large flat flight deck—into aircraft carriers, which are technically forbidden under the post-war Japanese constitution. The idea would be to deter North Korea and the growing power of a fast rising People’s Republic of Chi... more »

F-35: Is America's Most Expensive Weapon of War the Ultimate Failure?

Dan Grazier at The National Interest - 59 minutes ago
*Dan Grazier* *Security, * Pilots have to figure out which targets are real and which aren’t, usually by verbally confirming them with other pilots—the very action the sensor fusion system is intended to replace. Jim Roche, then-Secretary of the Air Force, made an announcement on October 26, 2001, that all aviation enthusiasts had been waiting for: a winner had been picked to design and build the Joint Strike Fighter. The American people were assured the new jet would enter service in 2008 and be a high-performance replacement for the military’s aging airframes while only costin... more »

The Trump-Kim Summit Is No Game Changer

Steven Metz at The National Interest - 59 minutes ago
*Steven Metz* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year] And it might not happen in the first place. During the past year the long-running conflict between the United States and North Korea seemed to be lurching toward catastrophe. Whether to actually defend his nation or to extort external assistance, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un continued testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. To Americans the missiles were particularly threatening since they could ... more »

North Dakota-- One Of The Least Likely States To Flip Blue... But Not Totally Impossible

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
In 2016 North Dakota was one of Trump's strongest states. He beat Hillary 216,794 (62.96%) to 93,758 (27.23%). Libertarian Gary Johnson took 21,434 votes (6.22%). Only West Virginia, Wyoming and Oklahoma were redder. And only New Mexico, where he had once served as governor, gave Johnson a bigger share of its votes than North Dakota. Clinton won just two of North Dakota's 53 counties counties, Sioux and Rolette. 73% of Rolette County and 85% of Sioux County are populated by Native Americans, in fact, all of Sioux County is encompassed by the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The l... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Oltremare” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8MzHqkNBwo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Why do many galaxies appear as spirals? A striking example is M101, shown below, whose relatively close distance of about 27 million light years allows it to be studied in some detail. Recent evidence indicates that a close gravitational interaction with a neighboring galaxy created waves of high mass and condensed gas which continue to orbit the galaxy center. These waves compress existing gas and cause star formation. *Click image for larger size.* One result is that M101, also called the Pinwheel Galaxy, has several extremely bright star-forming regions (called HII regions) sprea... more »

"Albanian Proverb"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"When you have given nothing, ask for nothing." - Albanian Proverb

U.S. Air Force To Start Testing Lasers That Will Be Mounted On An F-15

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Air Force scientists hope to have a laser that can defeat drones and missiles ready to put on an F-15 by summer 2019. (AFP) *AFP*: *US Air Force to begin fighter-mounted laser testing this summer* Washington (AFP) - The US Air Force will this summer begin testing a laser that will be mounted on an F-15 warplane, an official said Monday. The Pentagon last year awarded a $26 million contract to Lockheed Martin for a laser program called SHiELD (Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator.) The idea is to put a laser system on aircraft with an output of about 50 kilowatts to test the... more »

How Facebook Likes Could Profile Voters for Manipulation

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
Facebook "likes" can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of.

Charles Manson Cremated Following Brief, Private Funeral

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
The memorial occurred at a funeral home in the California city of Porterville, according to Mark Pitcher, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene.

International Bird Rescue Co-Hosts NWRA Symposium 2018

Bird-Rescue at International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters - 1 hour ago
The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association held their 2018 “Partnering for Wildlife” Symposium in Anaheim, CA during the first week of March. International Bird Rescue was proud to Co-Host the event along with Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network and California Wildlife Center. Staff and volunteers spent many hours preparing presentations, […]

Chet Raymo, “Spooked”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Spooked”* by Chet Raymo "The word everyone uses is "spooky." What they are talking about is entanglement, the spooky heart of quantum mechanics. You create a pair of subatomic particles, photons say, and send them on their separate ways. The particles seem to know what is happening to each other on their separate journeys. An activity performed on one particle can instantaneously change the properties of the other particle, no matter how far apart. And- this is the kicker- apparently instantaneously. Their fates are "entangled." In the latest test of entanglement (reported in the... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Glennallen, Alaska, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

“Think Independently; Act Decisively”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Think Independently; Act Decisively”* by Jeff Thomas “When I was twenty-four, I knew virtually nothing about business and less about banking. I had very limited self-esteem and assumed that, if someone was wearing a suit, he knew what he was doing and I shouldn’t question him. At that time, I came into some money for the first time in my life and opened a CD at a prominent bank, to keep the money “safe.” That was in the early 1970s and bank rates were phenomenal. I had chosen the bank due to the fact that they were paying 11.5% - more than anyone else. One day, I decided that it ... more »

Uber Halts Nationwide Testing Of Self-Driving Vehicles Following Death of Pedestrian

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Nicholas West Even as robotics experts, universities and tech luminaries sound the alarm about the potential for a future filled with killer robots powered... more »

Sanders Feels The Bern After Surrounding Himself With Armed Police At National Walkout Rally

Aaron at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Senator Bernie Sanders joined students participating in a national walkout to protest gun violence outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C surrounded by... more »

U.S. Military Working To Deploy Robot Ground Vehicles For Urban Combat By 2020

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Nicholas West “Every year, more and more of the world’s population moves into cities. The number of megacities is growing exponentially. Both of these... more »

Give Love Not Tech: No “Safe” Level of Cell Phone or Wireless (WiFi) Radiation Has Been Scientifically Determined for Children or Pregnant Women

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Tech inventors have been limiting their own kids’ exposure to new technology for many years already – even sending them to private... more »

The London Police Now Have a Firm Definition Of Thought-Crime … And They’re Going To Use It

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport “Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police... more »

Manufactured “Catalytic Event” Which Will Initiate An All Out War? Are We Going to Let this Happen Again?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Prof. Graeme McQueen The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 led to the outbreak of World War I. The Gulf of Tonkin... more »

WATCH LIVE: Award-Winning Filmmaker and Culture Icon Alex Winter Discusses Significance of Bitcoin

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Vin Armani WATCH The Vin Armani Show LIVE at 10am PST (1pm EST). In the first hour, Vin takes a deep dive into the... more »

Is Profit-Maximizing Data-Mining Undermining Democracy?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Charles Hugh Smith If targeting political extremes generates the most profit, then that’s what these corporations will pursue. As many of you know, oftwominds.com... more »

America’s Foster Care System is the Pipeline for Child Sex Trafficking

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Who will be the voice for these children in the quest for justice?

Conference Identifies Innovative Practices for Community Colleges

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 2 hours ago
Education practitioners gathered at the 2018 League for Innovation in the Community College Conference on Monday to discuss and promote innovation in teaching and learning across the community college landscape.

Federal TRIO Programs Work

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
There are many students in America who benefit from TRIO, and there are many more who need TRIO services. I am living proof that TRIO works.

Kahlil Gibran, "On Talking"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"On Talking"* "You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought ... more »


Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 2 hours ago
Courtesy of Chief Nose Wetter: Yes, indeed. Peter

Canada To Deploy Troops To Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CBC*: *Canada sending 6 helicopters to help UN mission in Mali* How many Canadian support personnel will be sent to African country remains unclear Canada will send up to six helicopters and as many as 250 aircrew and troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali this summer, the Liberal government confirmed Monday. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland made the announcement in the foyer of the House of Commons, providing little more in the way of clarity than the broad aspects of the mission that were leaked last week. They did reve... more »

Turkish Authorities Have Seized Three Pounds Of Nuclear Material Destined For The Black Market

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Nuclear danger: The four men were found in possession of 1.4kg of Californium, a radioactive material they were planning on selling on the black market (stock image) *Newsweek:* *Nuclear Material Meant for $70 Million Sale to Mystery Black Market Buyer Seized in Turkey* Turkish authorities have detained four men they claim are part of a criminal gang in possession of large quantities of a radioactive nuclear element they had hoped to sell on the black market for over $70 million. According to the German news agency DPA, the four men were found to be holding just over 3 pounds of t... more »

The Federal Reserve Cannot Engineer a 'Soft Landing'

Jay Zawatsky at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Jay Zawatsky* *Economics, North America* [image: A visitor is seen as market prices are reflected in a glass window at the TSE in Tokyo] Every "tightening" cycle in the Fed’s star-crossed history has been followed by an economic downturn (recession) or even a depression. The mainstream financial media is enamored with the idea that the Federal Reserve, after “heroically rescuing us” from the “home mortgage meltdown” can now engineer a “soft landing.” The media believes that a group of economists sitting comfortably in the Eccles Building in Washington, D.C. can “mastermind” the... more »

Why Investors Should Not Fret about Saudi Arabia's Approach to Reform

Varsha Koduvayur at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Varsha Koduvayur* *Economics, Middle East* [image: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman drinks coffee during the graduation ceremony of the 93rd batch of the cadets of King Faisal Air Academy, in Riyadh] Riyadh is still committed to economic reform—but there will be bumps on the road to Vision 2030. Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, is on timely visit to foreign capitals—Washington included—this month. The tour comes amidst rising doubts within Washington’s business and policy making circles about the direction of the kingdom’s reform trajectory, fuele... more »

Saudi Arabia Has Become a Geopolitical Loose Cannon

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Middle East* Why does Washington continue to embrace the Saudi royals? Its relationship with the KSA is embarrassing, counterproductive and unnecessary. Saudi Arabia’s thirty-two-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is touring the West seeking to buy arms and encourage investment. A stop in Washington was mandatory. The de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, known as MbS, has been busy wreaking havoc internationally, punishing political enemies domestically, loosening social controls at home, and burnishing his image abroad. Amid rising oppo... more »

"Facebook Is a Parasite... Even 'The New York Times' Is Admitting It"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Facebook Is a Parasite... * *Even 'The New York Times' Is Admitting It"* by Paul Rosenberg "The Times is only on the story to hurt Donald Trump of course, but they have nonetheless brought it up. And most of the commenters at The Times’ website saw through the ridiculous Blue/Red sideshow. They ignored it and got to the real issues. Here’s one snip: "Can we just say it? Facebook is evil. Its entire raison d’etre is the balkanization of communities and nations in pursuit of financial profit. It monetizes and sells the most intimate details of private human relationships." Here’s a... more »

Self-Driving Vehicle Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle.

Is There a Warrant for CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel’s Arrest?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Activists have called on German prosecutors to move against Haspel, but no warrant has been issued.

X22 Report, “Trumps Policies Are Pushing The Fed To Break The System”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “Trumps Policies Are Pushing The Fed To Break The System” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cx5sZoSiIQ *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “March Madness, Hold On The Deep State Is About To Push Their Agenda” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nypT4GxmzFE

Tanja Tales

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
The fire that happened at Tathra over 17 to 19 March, 2018, resulted in significant destruction of houses etc., and generally a sad event. I live north of the main area of the destruction and experienced, first hand, the weather … Continue reading →

A Russian Perspective On Who Is Responsible For The Skripal Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Andranik Migranyan, National Interest*:* A Russian Perspective on the Skripal Attack* *Who benefited from the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter?* England was chosen not by accident. In this country the ground was prepared in advance, and the world attention is assured to pronounce both Russia and the Russian authorities as evil. Only in such a case can one not bother with versions and clues and not even think that it would be impossible to commit such a crime in a public place in a small town. A long time ago, in the early years of the Soviet Union, there was talk about ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Family Visits Gun Range — Their Kids Get Suspended From School

Selwyn Duke at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: family-visits-gun-range-their-kids-get-suspended-from-school] You wouldn’t think your kids could get suspended from school just because you exercised your constitutionally guaranteed rights off campus, but this is apparently what happened to one New Jersey family.

After Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter James Comey's book moves to number one on Amazon.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Former FBI Director James Comey’s unreleased book has landed at the No. 1 spot on the Amazon best-sellers list just one day after he told President Trump that “the American people will hear my story very soon.” * *Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," rocketed up the list over the weekend, after starting at No. 15 on Saturday. * *The book is scheduled to be released on April 17. * *The fired FBI director is expected to use the upcoming book tour to challenge attacks on him and the FBI by Trump and some Republicans.* Speaking of attac... more »

It's Not Like Corruption Is Just A Republican Thing-- But It Is SUCH A Republican Thing!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Last week, Vicky Ward wrote the definitive piece on GOP slime machine Nick Ayers, Swamp Thing. It's like a book about an insider that few people know about. Ayers is Mike Pence's brain in the same way Rove was Bush's. He's also very handsome and the first-- of many-- pictures in the piece in the one everyone uses to imply that Pence is an obsessed repressed homosexual. This one: Ayers in from a poor family and he's worth something like $50 million today-- having never had an honest job in his life. For years people have implied he sold his ass to rich old Republican closet cases... more »

"If You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"If You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It"* by James Howard Kunstler Various readers, fans, blog commenters, Facebook trolls, and auditors twanged on me all last week about my continuing interest in the RussiaRussiaRussia hysteria, though there is no particular consensus of complaint among them — except for a general “shut up, already” motif. For the record, I’m far more interested in the hysteria itself than the Russia-meddled-in the-election case, which I consider to be hardly any case at all beyond 13 Russian Facebook trolls. The hysteria, on the other hand, ought to be a mat... more »

Renowned Social Justice Expert Is Optimistic About the Possibilities

Jamal Watson at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Maya Wiley came to understand social injustice at a young age, partly by listening directly to the stories of poor Black women on public assistance in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Her career as a civil rights attorney and now a university professor and administrator has catapulted her to national acclaim.

Civil Rights Warrior

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Honoring 25 women in the academy who are making a difference.

New Scholarship Fund at School Devotes $20M To DACA Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
One thousand DACA students, also known as “dreamers,” will receive full scholarships to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University over the next five years.

University of Dayton Leader: Street Crowd Assaulted Police

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
DAYTON, Ohio — The president of the University of Dayton has scolded students for disrespecting and attacking police who tried to clear a rowdy street crowd during St. Patrick’s Day revelry Saturday near the Ohio campus. In a letter sent to students, university President Eric Spina says he saw some of them shoot fireworks into […]

Benedictine University Seeks Selling Campus As One Parcel

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Benedictine University is hoping to sell its Springfield campus as one piece of property, rather than divided into smaller lots for sale. The State Journal-Register reports that the Illinois school is committed to maintaining all of its campus buildings and grounds until they’re sold as one parcel. The university announced last month […]

Bermuda Police Confirm Body of Missing St. Joseph’s University Student Found

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
HAMILTON, Bermuda — Police officials in Bermuda are confirming that they have found the body of missing U.S. student Mark Dombroski. Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard of the Bermuda Police Services declined to provide certain details, include how authorities believe he may have died during a visit to the British Island territory. The discovery of […]

Court Asked To Force DHS To Release ‘Race Paper’ On Surveillance Of Black Activists

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
The Department of Homeland Security has refused to release any version of a report on surveillance of Black activists that the agency called the “Race Paper.” The post Court Asked To Force DHS To Release ‘Race Paper’ On Surveillance Of Black Activists appeared first on Shadowproof.

My Tyee column: Why the new health tax makes sense

paul at Paying attention - 5 hours ago
Winners are always champions of the status quo. Like Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson. He was asked whether it was fair that employers had paid MSP premiums for 40 per cent of workers, while the rest had to pay the premiums out of their own pockets. “Fairness is always a matter to be sorted out in the marketplace,” he said. “That’s what employers have to do is compete for good workers and pay them appropriately.” So if you and your spouse are both working full-time at $15 an hour — about $29,000 each — it’s fair that you had to pay MSP premiums. And that the Liberals doubled them. ... more »

Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting was Recorded by NSA

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Hr7EmDY5_8o A fascinating and potentially dynamite revelation about the Bill Clinton / Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting. That Bill Clinton may have lied about this meeting is no surprise to anyone who's read Christopher Hitchens's Noone left to lie to. That the Obama regime knew about it and covered it up should be shocking but isn't. Of course the Obama worshipping BBC won't touch this news with a bargepole.

Labour Head of Broadcast Now Working For BBC News per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Guido Fawkes reports https://order-order.com/2018/03/19/labour-head-of-broadcast-now-working-for-bbc-news/ that: 'Katy Dillon was Labour's head of broadcast for three years until October and worked for the party since 2010. Guido hears she is now working on the BBCnewsdesk at their Millbank politics base. It's not like Katy is recusing herself from reporting on Labour – she has bylines on pieces about Jeremy Corbyn and has been sending out copy about internal Labour politics.' I'm not sure why this is surprising, after all the BBC in its UK reporting is little more than the propa... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 19, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Andrew Roth, The Guardian*:* Putin 4.0: as Russian president prepares for fourth term, what next?* Putin has emerged from his third term stronger than ever, but it is unclear where he goes from here That Vladimir Putin will be reelected has never been in doubt. What the Russian president’s fourth term, sometimes referred to as Putin 4.0, is likely to bring is a more open question. The past six years have brought Russia into deepening conflict with the west. But Putin has emerged from his third term far stronger than he was in 2012, shoring up his image as a generational leader w... more »

World News Briefs -- March 19, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*CNN:* *ISIS rebuilding as Turkish push into Afrin pulls forces from anti-terror fight, US says* Washington (CNN)The US warned Monday that ISIS has begun reconstituting in some areas of Syria because a Turkish military offensive against a northern city has pulled the US' Kurdish allies away from the fight against the terrorist group. "We are very concerned about the effect fighting there has had on our defeat ISIS efforts and would like to see an end to the hostilities before ISIS has the opportunity to regroup in eastern Syria," said Pentagon spokesman US Army Col. Rob Manning, ... more »

Is ‘Super’ Antenna Octa Air a Legitimate Replacement for Cable?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A suspicious advertisement used doctored photographs and exaggerated claims to promote a new "super" antenna called Octa Air.

A Bit Of Common Sense

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A rather pertinent letter in the Sunday Telegraph yesterday: SIR – Con Coughlin asks how the Government could leave us so exposed to Putin’s threat. The answer is that the primary purposes of all departments of state are now made secondary to other aims. Energy production is secondary to ecological […]

The Most Important Hearings Of The Young Century

Lawrence Wilkerson at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] On MSNBC’s “All In” on March 13, I discussed how the removal of Rex Tillerson from the position of secretary of state was the final triumph of largely Republican efforts—but with complicit Democrats as well—to consolidate the making of foreign and security policy exclusively in the White House. Since the 1947 National Security Act, there has been institutional momentum for this shift. It is important to be aware of this institutional momentum because to reverse the shift will require much more than just a new president and administration. It will take statutory ch... more »

Russian Double Agent Poisoned: Who Did It...And Why?

Daniel McAdams at 6 hours ago
Former Russian spy-turned-UK-spy Sergei Skripal was apparently poisoned earlier this month in the UK. British Prime Minister Theresa May wasted no time in blaming the Russian government and its president, Vladimir Putin personally. Although signatories of the Chemical Weapons Convention must provide samples and evidence when requesting clarification on such matters -- and are given ten days to do so -- Prime Minister May demanded that Russia prove itself not guilty under a 24 hour deadline and refused to hand over any evidence. Why not follow the rules? Is this a false flag to feed... more »

World Finally Notices Plight of South Africa's Minority Farmers

Alex Newman at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: world-finally-notices-plight-of-south-africa-s-minority-farmers] After years of government-linked slaughter, torture, abuse, and hatred against embattled European-descent farmers in South Africa, the radical government might have finally gone too far by openly vowing to steal their land without compensation.

California City May Exempt Itself From State’s Sanctuary Law

Warren Mass at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: california-city-may-exempt-itself-from-state-s-sanctuary-law] The city council of Los Alamitos, California, will vote on an ordinance to exempt the city from the California Values Act, which made California a “sanctuary state.”

Dershowitz: Either McCabe or Comey Is Not Telling the Truth

Steve Byas at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: dershowitz-either-mccabe-or-comey-is-not-telling-the-truth] In attempting to defend having leaked investigative information to the media, fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has apparently contradicted James Comey's denial to Congress that he ever authorized such leaking of sensitive FBI information.

Trump Lawyer Calls for End of Mueller Probe

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-lawyer-calls-for-end-of-mueller-probe] President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, says it is time to shut down the Mueller probe which is investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
My theory of the Internet is that humanity reached its ideal level of connectivity in 2005 when blogs were a thing but Facebook and Twitter weren't. It's been downhill since then. https://t.co/LzPGllZz8R — Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) March 18, 2018 I assume every thinking person was purged of techno-utopian hopes a long time ago, but if any of that thinking still persisted, I imagine it's gone now. We've known for a long time that every major website and app is just a machine for collecting monetizable personal data, but the story of Cambridge Analytica's unauthorized leveraging ... more »

U.S. War Plans: Kurdish Land Bridge to Israel?

Petri Krohn at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Russia, Turkey and the United States have come to a tacit agreement that the final settlement of the Syrian civil war will include population transfers, where isolated problem populations are “ethnically cleansed” and moved to larger, economically and logistically more viable larger enclaves. The relationship of these “cantons” to each other and to the Syrian […] More The post U.S. War Plans: Kurdish Land Bridge to Israel? appeared first on The Duran.

So I think we know why Donald Trump suddenly decided to attack the Mueller investigation publicly.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *The president’s tweets, posted on a Saturday in which he remained inside the White House with no public schedule, came as Mr. Mueller is said to have sent questions to Mr. Trump’s legal team as part of negotiations over an interview with the president. Mr. Mueller is seeking the interview, according to two people close to the White House, in order to ask follow-up questions, but put forward the list as a start. * *Mr. Dowd’s remarks about Mr. Mueller’s investigation represented an extraordinary shift in public strategy for the Trump legal team. Si... more »

Kurdish Militia Vow To Launch A Guerilla Campaign Against The Turkish Army In Afrin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Kurdish militia vows to make Afrin 'an ongoing nightmare' for Turks* *YPG plans hit-and-run attacks on Turkish and Syrian rebel forces after pulling out of besieged city* Kurdish militants have vowed to wage a guerrilla war against the Turkish military and their Syrian rebel proxies after the latter swept into the northern Syrian city of Afrin, seizing control from Kurdish forces. The Kurdish militia, the YPG, withdrew from Afrin before dawn on Sunday, members blending in with an exodus of up to 150,000 civilians who had been fleeing the city since Friday. The ... more »

Russian Submarine in Arctic Tracked 'Enemy' Sub Undetected for Days

Asia Times at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, North America* Another sailed close to East Coast U.S. military base. A crew member of a Russian nuclear submarine says his vessel tracked a “foreign” submarine for days in Arctic waters without being detected in what’s described as a record feat for Russia’s navy. “From the [moment] first contact with the foreign submarine happened, it lasted for several days and that was a record for the navy in terms of tracking,” Aleksandr Brazgun, the crew member of the Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, said in an interview last week with TV channel Zvezd... more »

Arizona Rank-And-File Teachers Plan Day Of Action In ‘Ground Zero’ For Koch Brothers’ Agenda

Michael Arria at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Rank-and-file teachers from Arizona Educators United and Save Our Schools United share plans for a "day of action" to defend public education on March 28. The post Arizona Rank-And-File Teachers Plan Day Of Action In ‘Ground Zero’ For Koch Brothers’ Agenda appeared first on Shadowproof.

Grandfather Tree Sitter on Burnaby Mountain -- Stop Kinder Morgan Clear Cutting

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Grandfather Scales Tree, Erects Mid-Air Camp To Stop Kinder Morgan Clear-Cutting MARCH 19, 2018ANNOUNCEMENTS, DIRECT ACTION, FRONT, RT REPORTBACK By Rising TIDE NORTH AMERICA https://risingtidenorthamerica.org/2018/03/grandfather-scales-tree-erects-mid-air-camp-to-stop-kinder-morgan-clear-cutting/ Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver) – Early this morning Terry Christenson, a 70-year old

Activists Block Road to Yellowstone Buffalo Trap

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Activists had locked down to three concrete-filled barrels in an attempt to block slaughter trucks from accessing the trap and transporting wild buffalo to slaughter facilities. More than 1,000 wild Yellowstone buffalo have been hunted, slaughtered, or held for quarantine (domestication) so far this winter. Fewer than 3,700 buffalo remain in the country’s last wild, migratory herds. The Wild Buffalo Defense press release stated that the two men who locked down today have been identified as Wolf and Coyote. Their release reported that the men “blocked the gate with three 55-gallon d... more »

SSW Event Was Widely Forecast In Early Feb

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It has been suggested that the Sudden Stratospheric Warming event in the middle of last month was not widely forecast well beforehand, and that somehow only the Met Office knew about it. In fact, this is bunkum, as amateur weather blogger Mark Vogan discussed on 5th February: Whether you love weather, […]

QotD: Security is a superstition

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature."* ~ Helen Keller . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Latest map update of northern Aleppo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels scored one of their most important advances in Syria this year, capturing the strategic town of Afrin in Aleppo’s northwestern countryside. In addition to capturing the city, the Turkish-backed rebels also managed to take control of the entire Afrin region, which secured their supply route from the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian jets restart airstrikes over southern Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces restarted their airstrikes over the southern countryside of Idlib, today, targeting several areas under the control of the jihadist rebels. According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian jets specifically struck jihadist bases and storage facilities inside the towns of Khan Sheikhoun and Tamanah. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

What would “basic income” look like?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 8 hours ago
[image: basic income] The usual "welfare" consists of 6 or 7 programs, although there are actually about 120 transfer programs--TANF, Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, housing, Utilities, CSFP (packaged commodities for low income), School breakfast, lunch and snacks. That doesn't count all the non-profits and church programs. There are 8 states where this amounts to earning more than $25/hour, and no taxes. In most states it's worth more than a $15 minimum wage since it's tax free. It's a high of about $49,000 in Hawaii and low of $17,000 in Mississippi. Poor people aren't dumb--they'll probab... more »

Lockdown at Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Monday March 19, 2018

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
The Mosquito Fleet:Stopping Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Twitter photo Second Round of Arrests Just Now! .

Turkeis President Erdogan Is Now Threatening To Extend His Military Offensive Against The Kurds To Eastern Syria And Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq* * President says may target Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq * Erdogan says Manbij, Kobani, Tal Abyad, Sinjar among targets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, buoyed by his army’s capture of a Kurdish stronghold in northwest Syria, threatened to extend the offensive against separatist Kurdish militants to eastern Syria and northern Iraq. Turkey’s military will shift their campaign to several towns under the control of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, including Manbij, Kobani, Tal Abyad, Rasulayn and Qamis... more »

Was an All-Female Construction Company Responsible for the FIU-Sweetwater Bridge Collapse?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Reports that an all-female construction company built a bridge that collapsed at Florida International University are based on incomplete, inaccurate, and misleading information.

CNBC: Google will ban all cryptocurrency-related advertising

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
You’ve no doubt heard what my better half thinks about Google and he might be right. It seems the incredibly popular search engine is a fan of censorship: Google is cracking down on cryptocurrency-related advertising. (Facebook made a similar decision earlier this year.) RELATED STORY: Bookmark this: Over 400 links Google doesn’t want you to visit “The

Journalists’ “shots” sometimes miss their mark

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
World Mercury Project Guest Editorial by Alison Fujito Journalism is supposed to be free of political and personal agendas. However, we see news media frequently using pejoratives to label critics of industry/government policy. What purpose does this serve? It certainly doesn’t qualify as fair and unbiased reporting. Marginalizing and demeaning the critics cannot settle any issue;

Time: Water tests at Flint elementary schools show increase in lead levels

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
Back in 2016 when the Flint, Michigan water crisis was at its height, heads rolled and promises were made. However, recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint, seem to indicate that the situation has actually gotten worse. In February, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tested 28 samples and found that they were above 15

Family Saves Stranded Octopus – The Next Day, He Returns To Thank Them In Remarkable Fashion

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
When I came across this video the other day I knew I had to share it with you. I was in tears (happy) watching it… The family said: “We spent our Holidays at the red sea. While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded Octopus in the sand. We were not sure if

Interview with Former British Ambassador exposes UK government ‘Novichok’ hoax (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Craig Murray: 'Many people can make Novichok.' More The post Interview with Former British Ambassador exposes UK government ‘Novichok’ hoax (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Sobchak: Liberals hope to make gains in Russia

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Although Putin's landslide victory bodes well for Russia in the near term the question of a properly skilled successor remains, with Western-style liberals quite likely to gain popularity in 2024 More The post Sobchak: Liberals hope to make gains in Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Kremlin sends Boris Johnson an ultimatum: Either back up your claims with real evidence or apologize

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Boris Johnson has dug himself, and the UK, a very big hole! More The post Kremlin sends Boris Johnson an ultimatum: Either back up your claims with real evidence or apologize appeared first on The Duran.

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

Ron Paul at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: pompeo-and-haspel-are-symptoms-of-a-deeper-problem] I am heartened to see some Senators — including Sen. Rand Paul — pledging to oppose President Trump’s nominees for State and CIA. Let’s hope many more join him.

China’s Propagandists in U.S. Media Exposed by a Reporter’s Eye-Roll That Went Viral

William F. Jasper at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: china-s-propagandists-in-u-s-media-exposed-by-a-reporter-s-eye-roll-that-went-viral] China’s censors went on a rampage last week, all because of a reporter's spontaneous, on-camera facial expression that signaled her exasperation at Communist China’s stage-managed National People’s Congress. The Internet storm cuased by the now-famous eye-roll also exposed the communist regime's dangerous media penetration of the United States.

Nearly 3,000 Venezuelans Leaving Their Country Every Day

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: nearly-3-000-venezuelans-leaving-their-country-every-day] It's little wonder Venezuelans are leaving. What will it take to get them to return?

Do You Ever Wonder About The Things We've Done, As A Nation, That Have Made Us Deserve Trump?-- Just Asking For A Friend

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
A psychologist friend of mine diagnosed Trump last night. Prognosis doesn't sound good-- for us. "Trump’s ego has dissipated and his id has risen to the surface of consciousness. Trump has realized he can do whatever he wants and he is letting his id loose. It is growing and morphing into a lethal andromeda strain. A malicious, gleeful, vindictive, wrecking crew of impulses is on the move." Schumer warned him of "severe consequences" if he shuts down the Mueller investigation. Oh, yeah, that'll stop him. I think it was the *Washington Post* that hissed from the sidelines that we'r... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 9 hours ago
... "Saudi Prince Bandar committed suicide on Monday, March 12, London International Airport, confirms the Royal Court in a statement. "The prince's motive for suicide has been British officials' harsh efforts to deport him from the UK, as reported by the Saudi media sources. "A traumatic footage of the incident has been circulating on social media showing the Saudi Prince jumping off the airport balcony." *Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid Commits Suicide - Baaghi TV Pakistan*. There had once been speculation that Prince Bandar had decided to side with Putin and Russia. *Bandar and... more »

“Angel Dad” and other Snotzi Lying Racist Scum.

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 9 hours ago
DumFux Snooze Nutwerks is providing a “statistic” that 30% of U.S. homicides are committed by immigrants. That means, if it was true…(remember, we’re talking Fux News here, consider the source) 70% would be by Citizens. Minutemen, Klan, MAGA disciples, read the truth. Learn to read. I know the Trump Disciples can’t read very fast so […]

In Insane Coffee-Drinking Study, Coffee Appears to Be the Anti-Cannabis

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 9 hours ago
“These are entirely new pathways by which coffee might affect health.” Coffee has been the world’s favorite stimulant for hundreds of years, yet scientists are only now figuring out its impact on human health. In a new Journal of Internal … Continue reading →

President Obama's 2012 Ex-Campaign Director On Facebook: 'They Were On Our Side'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*IJR*: *Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim on Facebook: 'They Were on Our Side'* A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign. In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidson, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters. They would then use that data to do things like a... more »

Coal cuts dangerously clip Texas power capacity

Larry Bell at CFACT - 9 hours ago
Climate nonsense once again is hurting real people -- Texans may face power shortages this summer, and it is all the fault of Obama's war on coal. CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell notes that it would have been a lot worse had the Trump Administration and the courts not sidelined the jobs-killing Clean Power Plan.

Oh, the mud!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
The Moorslede Rally/Sprint was held in Belgium earlier this month - and boy, was it muddy! I've driven in some pretty wet conditions during my own rallying days, but I'm pretty sure they were never this bad. That's when a high-performance car can get you into trouble a lot faster than the driver can get out of it! Peter

Cambridge Analytica, who stands accused of stealing data from over 50 million Facebook users, is working overtime to stop media outlets from issuing reports revealing their tactics.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Cambridge Analytica is trying to prevent an undercover report by London’s Channel 4 News that shows the firm’s CEO Alexander Nix speaking candidly about the firm’s practices from airing, according to the Financial Times. * *Reporters for Channel 4 posed as prospective clients and secretly filmed a number of meetings with the firm. * *The Financial Times's report did not make clear how the data firm was working to stop the report from airing. * Cambridge Analytica also threatened to sue the Guardian to stop this story about the guy who blew the whistle on th... more »

Alternative views on the Russia-gate side show

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
As Qatar faces pressure to suppress an Al Jazeera expose of the Israel lobby, Max Blumenthal and Ali Abunimah discuss how the climate of censorship and fear around Russiagate has empowered those long attacking Palestinian rights. See more *here * John Pilger is an Australian award winning journalist based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. His new film, “The Coming War on China,” is available in the U.S. from www.bullfrogfilms.com

The Week Has Barely Begun and The Crazies Are Already Jumping Out Of The Trees

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 9 hours ago
*Washington DC** City* *Councilman **Trayon White (D)* Ever wonder why it snows? ****glances** to the right and then the left* *** The Jews Man! Sounds like something that would spew forth from the mouth of the Nation of Islam leader Calypso Louie, blaming a snowstorm on a conspiracy by international Jewish bankers to create natural disasters to somehow line their pockets. But no, it comes from *a nasty dredlock wearing elected official* in the nations capital. *DT -* DC Concilman Trayon White posted a Facebook video of himself driving through a weekend snowfall: “Man, it just ... more »

A Russian Perspective on the Skripal Attack

Andranik Migranyan at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Andranik Migranyan* *Security, Europe* [image: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits the city where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent, in Salisbury] Who benefited from the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter? The confrontation between Russian and British media, diplomats and politicians, caused by an attempt by unknown persons to poison a former GRU colonel, has been gaining momentum for two weeks. The former Russian colonel, a British intelligence agent, and his daughter were both poisoned ne... more »

How China Would Invade and Conquer Taiwan (And Here's How to Stop It)

Ian Easton at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Ian Easton* *Security, Asia* The biggest problem of all in Asia? *Taiwan's government and military (like the rest of Taiwanese society) are far tougher than they get credit for. But they can only do so much by themselves. The Pentagon has a critical role to play in assisting Taiwan maximize its war fighting capabilities. With America's help, Taiwan can make sure its defense investments factor into Beijing's calculations and, hopefully, prevent a future invasion from occurring in the first place.* Various *sources* from within the People's Republic of China have *allegedly sugg... more »

Trump believes he can make an Israeli-Palestinian deal. Don't hold your breath

David Mednicoff, Director, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
The Trump administration may believe they have the key to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement – when others have failed. But it ignores how Israelis and Palestinians feel about such an agreement.

Booker T. Washington's example to better schools

Content Multimedia - 10 hours ago
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Indian Congress struggles to articulate on foreign policy

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR at OrientalReview.org - 10 hours ago
It was during the UPA rule that India’s relationship with Russia got significantly atrophied – and, sadly, much of it happened during the period of Russia’s resurgence on the world stage. The post Indian Congress struggles to articulate on foreign policy appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

BREAKING: Is Donald J. Trump maybe crazy or nuts?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018"Don't ask, don't tell," scribes advise:* Once again, people are wondering about the mental health of our current president. Over the weekend, Jonathan Chait offered a useful post which touched upon this topic. As he started, he compared a former well-known historical figure to our own current leader, Donald J. Trump: CHAIT (3/17/18): *A history professor of mine once attempted to explain to our class why Adolf Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, when the virtual impossibility of a land invasion of a country as vast as Russia was already well known* in 1941. T... more »

Schwarzenegger Wants to Sue the World’s Biggest Oil Companies with ‘First Degree Murder’ for Killing People Around the World

Yelena Sukhoterina at AltHealthWorks.com - 10 hours ago
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is known around the world as the ultimate action movie hero, and if his films are any indication, he knows a thing or two about taking down humanity’s biggest threats. Now, Schwarzenegger is taking on a new real-life foe, one that that he says is responsible for countless deaths worldwide: the world’s biggest oil companies for their alleged involvement in global warming. The former governor of California and famous actor spoke on a Politico podcast when he unveiled his plans to hire a law firm to sue global oil companies “for knowingly killing people al... more »

Google and Facebook reap news revenues, while reporters become destitute

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Google and Facebook reap news revenues while real reporters struggle to survive By Brenda Norrell Censored News The Wall Street Journal is hardly the voice of the people, but it makes an important point here -- Google and Facebook are receiving most of the revenues from news these days, and reporters are receiving almost nothing. The article does not mention the fact that reporters in

Facebook and Nazis in the News...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*it's not completely clear which is which.* Over the past weeks the number of articles attacking the tactics of Facebook are springing up everywhere. There is no doubt that Facecrap can become a dangerous time sink - stealing from us the only real thing we possess - our time. How many books are not being written, paintings conceived of and executed, books not being read, children not being attended by their parents, and relationships destroyed by the constant need to "just check Facecrap for a minute?" We all know that minute turns easily into a hour or two. *Here's just what I ra... more »

Caught Our Notice: Retraction eight as errors in Wansink paper are “too voluminous” for a correction

Alison Abritis at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Title: Shifts in the Enjoyment of Healthy and Unhealthy Behaviors Affect Short- and Long-Term Postbariatric Weight Loss What Caught Our Attention: Cornell food marketing researcher Brian Wansink, the one-time media darling who has been dogged by mounting criticism of his findings, has lost another paper to retraction. As we’ve noted in the past, corrections for … Continue reading Caught Our Notice: Retraction eight as errors in Wansink paper are “too voluminous” for a correction

"No Realist Possibility": Nuclear Governmentality and the Contradictions of Liberal Governance

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
In September I posted on a logic of government that I refer to as "nuclear governmentality" at my blog here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2017/09/nuclear-governmentality.html My academic (but quite applicable) analysis takes the idea of "nuclearity," developed by Gabrielle Hecht, a step further by examining the way biopolitics (the governance of biological life) and state sovereignty (of the Hobbesian sort) are constituted in and by the apparatus I describe as nuclear governmentality. I shall not rehearse my argument here, but rather encapsulate its conclusion that nuclear gover... more »

Does Blue Buffalo Dog Food Contain Toxic Levels of Lead?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
One man in California alleged he independently found lead in Blue Buffalo dog food, a claim that led to rumors about recalls and widespread harm.

Did British Police Find Putin’s Passport at the Scene of the Salisbury Poison Attack?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A satirical web site took accusations of Putin's involvement in the March 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil to extremes.

Cops Cleared in Murder of 16yo Girl and Unborn Baby, After Giving $10,000 to District Attorney

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: union] The president of a police union was cleared of all wrongdoing in the shooting that killed an unarmed16-year-old girl and her unborn child after his union donated to the campaign of the district attorney in his case. The post Cops Cleared in Murder of 16yo Girl and Unborn Baby, After Giving $10,000 to District Attorney appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Women Fined $100,000, Face Potential Jail Time, Just for Braiding Hair

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: hair] The state of Tennessee has recently begun cracking down on residents who would dare braid someone's hair without first paying the government for the privilege of doing so. The post Women Fined $100,000, Face Potential Jail Time, Just for Braiding Hair appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Russian President Putin Vows To Work With The West After Huge Election Win

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A woman stands in front of a screen showing preliminary election results at the headquarters of Russia's Central Election Commission in Moscow, March 18, 2018. Vladimir Putin won REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *AFP:* *Putin says will engage with West after record vote win* Moscow (AFP) - Vladimir Putin on Monday said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation. International leaders were slow to congratulate the Russian president after a Sunday election that saw him take almost... more »

Ron Paul and Jacob Hornberger to Speak at Foreign Policy Conference in Charleston, South Carolina

Adam Dick at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] Ron Paul and Jocob G. Hornberger — two of the premier voices for peace in America — will speak at a foreign policy conference next month hosted jointly by Paul and Hornberger’s respective educational organizations — the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity (RPI) and the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF). The Sunday, April 29 conference titled “Non-intervention: America’s Original Foreign Policy” will take place from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to Paul and Hornberger, speakers at the conference will include RPI Executive Dir... more »

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

Ron Paul at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] President Trump’s recent cabinet shake-up looks to be a real boost to hard-line militarism and neo-conservatism. If his nominees to head the State Department and CIA are confirmed, we may well have moved closer to war. Before being chosen by Trump to head up the CIA, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo was one of the most pro-war Members of Congress. He has been militantly hostile toward Iran, and many times has erroneously claimed that Iran is the world’s number one state sponsor of terror. The truth is, Iran neither attacks nor threatens the United States. ... more »

Ratifier l'accord de commerce avec la Colombie, le Pérou et l'Equateur ?

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Un développement du commerce entre l'Europe, la Colombie, le Pérou et l'Equateur est donc souhaitable, mais pas à n'importe quel prix.

La Asamblea “Argentina mejor sin TLC” demanda la NO ratificación del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Chile y Uruguay

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Desde la Asamblea Argentina mejor sin TLC rechazamos este Tratado y demandamos a los parlamentarios de ambos países que no ratifiquen el tratado.

US weighs Nafta telecom proposal to end AT&T impasse

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Trump's negotiators had sought to pen in Mexican regulations. Mexico countered with trilateral plan to promote competition.

After Achmea: The need for an EU investment protection regulation

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Now that the CJEU decided that investment treaty arbitration based on intra-EU BITs is not compatible with EU law, the focus of attention must shift towards the domestic courts of the Member States as the guardians of protecting the rights of European investors.

Uruguay - TLC con Chile será definido por un Plenario Nacional del Frente Amplio

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Un documento crítico con la gestión de Cancillería fue distribuido a los sectores. Se afirma que acuerdo será una "reedición" del TISA.

El Tribunal de la UE cuestiona los mecanismos de arbitraje

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Una sentencia abre la vía al fin de los tratados bilaterales de inversión entre los Estados miembros pero no aclara si puede usarlos la Unión.

Leveraging FTA with steel tariff: Will US tariffs on S.Korean steel be canceled?

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 South Korean negotiators, including Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong, are going to stay in Washington D.C. for negotiations regarding steel tariffs.

Razones para decir No Al TPP-11

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 ¡Defendamos las semillas campesinas, patrimonio de los pueblos al servicio de la humanidad!

China FTA nearly done

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Pakistan and China have agreed to offer zero per cent duty on 70pc tariff lines to each other under the revised Free Trade Agreement, a move that is expected to add to increasing imbalance in bilateral trade and revenue loss.

Camila Montecinos: “Solamente puedes pensar que el TPP es bueno si tienes un interés ahí o eres muy ignorante”

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 El TPP es una “especie de constitución supranacional para los países que la firman” dice Montecinos, quien además logra avizorar los perjuicios de un tratado como este en Chile, un país tan dependiente del mercado internacional.

Australia hopes Indonesia will join TPP-11

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed hope that Indonesia will one day join the revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), popularly known as TPP-11.

In talks with Tamil Nadu government to settle issues: Japanese automaker Nissan

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 The Madras High Court was told that the Tamil Nadu government was holding “talks” with Japanese automaker Nissan, predictably for an amicable settlement.

La Cour européenne de justice incarne souvent le pire du néolibéralisme européen

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
19-Mar-2018 La Cour européenne de justice incarne souvent le pire du néolibéralisme européen. Cette orientation très pro-marché est inscrite dans de nombreux arrêts de la Cour.

Over 65 Essential Oils Are Endocrine Disruptors

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 10 hours ago
At a press conference Saturday, a team of scholars presented data that sent an icy chill through the hearts of activists against science and medicine, like Pete Myers of Environmental Health News and Fred vom Saal, who sell natural alternatives to modern products which they claim are all "endocrine disruptors." They showed that regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil was linked to abnormal breast growth in young boys - prepubertal gynecomastia - because the common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. read more

Journalists Continue To Hope, But There Is No Beecopalypse Or Colony Collapse Disorder

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 10 hours ago
USDA has reported that honeybees are down 4 percent for 2017, which set off another flurry of Beepocalypse claims by corporate journalists who desperately want to believe that modern science is killing us. What gets left out of the story is that the 4 percent is down from a 22 year high. There is no Beepocalypse, no Colony Collapse Disorder, no anything. It is just a statistical blip, as has happened in bees since even casual record-keeping began over a thousand years ago. read more

Poll: 60 Percent Believe U.S. National Policy Is Being Driven By The 'Deep State'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Politico:* *Poll: Majority believe 'deep state' manipulates U.S. policies* The majority of the country believes a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate national policy, according to a Monmouth Poll released Monday. Of the 803 adults polled, 27 percent said they believe the unelected group known as the deep state definitely exists. An additional 47 percent said it probably exists. Sixteen percent said it probably does not exist and 5 percent said they believe it definitely does not exist. In the past, President Donald Trump has railed against the ... more »

LaRouchePAC Monday Update - March 19, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
Video of kL_bYUlxJ9w Join us live at 2:30pm eastern with our host, Matthew Ogden.

Turkey’s Erdogan parades around his newly captured US weapons in Syria

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Turkish army now has US weapons abandoned by YPG "terrorists" in Afrin. More The post Turkey’s Erdogan parades around his newly captured US weapons in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Edward Snowden fires off two tweets criticizing Facebook and its spy program

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Snowden says Facebook is nothing more than a surveillance company rebranded as "Social Media" More The post Edward Snowden fires off two tweets criticizing Facebook and its spy program appeared first on The Duran.

Top U.S. General makes three stunning admissions about the Middle East

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia. More The post Top U.S. General makes three stunning admissions about the Middle East appeared first on The Duran.

CawRANT Events #63

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #63* Good Morning, Everybody! It is a cloudy/sunny Spring day in the Pacific North West. Outside my front window I can see my daffodil buds just about to open. If all goes well, I should have a bumper crop of daffodils, crocus and hyacinths this year. My Caw*RANT* is a week late this time. I should have published it last Monday, according to tradition, but last week was so chock-a-block full of newz stories that deserved their own post that I relegated my Caw *RANT* to this week. There is still a torrent of crucial and critical stories so, let's get started. ... more »

Facebook Under Fire On How Its Data Is Being Used

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*New /York Times*:* Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off Storms on Two Continents* WASHINGTON — Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign was able to harvest private information from more than 50 million Facebook profiles without the social network’s alerting users. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, went so far as to press for Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief execu... more »

Did Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe's Statement On His Firing Contradict Former FBI Director's Comey's Testimony To Congress?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11. President Donald Trump fired the FBI director, James Comey, on May 9. Eric Thayer/REUTERS *Jonathan Turley, The Hill:* *McCabe just made life tough for Comey and the special counsel* Following his termination late Friday night, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe declared that he was “singled out” after “unrelenting” attacks by President Trump and critics. McCabe’s objections are less than credible, given the virtually unprecedented recommendation of career officials to ... more »

CIA Caught Between Operational Security and Analytical Quality In 1953 Iran Coup Planning

The Archive at UNREDACTED - 11 hours ago
By Danielle Siegel The National Security Archive posted the most recently-reviewed version of the partially-declassified internal CIA history of the 1953 coup in Iran, “Zendebad, Shah!” this February. This version, written by CIA historian Scott A. Koch and released by the agency in late 2017, includes a number of previously-secret passages about the planning and […]

Surprising ways to enjoy our outstanding image gallery

Stefan van Dierendonck at start.me - 11 hours ago
Your Startpage should be yours, not some random collection of words and images some design or programming department has chosen for you. What do they know about you anyway, really? We at start.me are stern believers in the right to personalize the things you look at all day and every day. That’s why we’re proud… Read More Read More The post Surprising ways to enjoy our outstanding image gallery appeared first on start.me.


Robert Reich - 11 hours ago
*THE BUYBACK BOONDOGGLE IS BEGGARING AMERICA* Trump and Republicans branded their huge corporate tax cut as a way to make American corporations more profitable so they’d invest in more and better jobs. But they’re buying back their stock instead. Now that the new corporate tax cut is pumping up profits, buybacks are on track to hit a record $800 billion this year. For years, corporations have spent most of their profits on buying back their own shares of stock, instead of increasing the wages of their employees, whose hard work creates these profits. Stock buybacks should be ... more »

BREAKING: Rachel Maddow gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018Also, was Clifford threatened?* Last Thursday evening, a loud, sustained cheer went up from the Analyst Viewing Facility. Because it was during the 9 PM Eastern hour, we were somewhat puzzled. When we hurried into the cavernous hall, we were pleased to learn that an unnamed major cable news had very much gotten it right, even as she was getting it somewhat wrong: MADDOW (3/15/18): We have some breaking news about the lawsuit between *the adult film actress* who is suing the president. This is a thing you get to say in 2018, but I still admit it feels weird t... more »

Day 36: Media day and prep to return to Augusta

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese (Popular Resistance) interview me about the Maine campaign to oppose corporate welfare..... Our radio ad was recorded today by Regis Tremblay and will run on WGAN (popular political radio talk show station out of South Portland) from March 20-26.....thanks to Maine Veterans For Peace for helping to pay for it! You can hear the advert (which will run 24 times) by clicking *here* I, and others, will be heading back to the state capital in Augusta tomorrow (Tuesday) to stand with signs in the hallway between the House and Senate chambers from 9:30 am u... more »

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