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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7 March - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

10:40 pm MST

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 minutes ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Qa02s34Hc

US Senator Warren Releases 17 Amendments Filed to Senate Bank Deregulation Bill

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 26 minutes ago
ALL Republican Senators and 1/3rd of Democratic Senators Voted to Move Forward the Bank Deregulation Bill Without the Proposed Amendments … Continue reading →

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Is Gathering Evidence That A 2017 Seychelles Meeting Was An Effort To Establish A Back Channel To The Kremlin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
*Washington Post*: *Mueller gathers evidence that 2017 Seychelles meeting was effort to establish back channel to Kremlin* Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has gathered evidence that a secret meeting in Seychelles just before the inauguration of Donald Trump was an effort to establish a back channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin — apparently contradicting statements made to lawmakers by one of its participants, according to people familiar with the matter. In January 2017, Erik Prince, the founder of the private security company Blackwater, met with a Ru... more »

Which Democrats Have The Worst Voting Records On The Environment?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 39 minutes ago
*Blue Dog Collin Peterson has the worst environmental record of any Democrat in Congress, worst than some Republicans'* Politically, the League of Conservation Voters tends to be a shill group for the DCCC and the establishment Dems. They love getting invited to DC cocktail parties and being treated "seriously" by the top Dems in Washington. They normally endorse awful Democrats from the Republican wing of the party. But this week they released their 2017 scorecard and it looks bad for some of the right-of-center Democrats in Congress. Here are the worst of them (lifetime scores): ... more »

The Poet: Robert Frost, "Into My Own"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Into My Own"* "One of my wishes is that those dark trees, So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom, But stretched away unto the edge of doom. I should not be withheld but that some day Into their vastness I should steal away, Fearless of ever finding open land, Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand. I do not see why I should e’er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed from him ... more »

"No Way To Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Never shy away from opportunity and wholehearted living. Never be fearful of putting yourself out there. The courageous may encounter many disappointments, experience profound disillusionment, gather many wounds; but cherish your scars for they are the proud emblems of a truly phenomenal life. The fearful, cautious, cynical and self-repressed do not live at all. And that is simply no way to be in this world." - Anthon St. Maarten

"Trump Trade Wars Are A Perfect Smokescreen For A Market Crash"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Trump Trade Wars Are A Perfect Smokescreen For A Market Crash"* by Brandon Smith "First, I would like to say that the timing of Donald Trump’s announcement on expansive trade tariffs is unusual if not impeccable. I say this only IF Trump’s plan was to benefit establishment globalists by giving them perfect cover for their continued demolition of the market bubbles that they have engineered since the crash of 2008. If this was not his plan, then I am a bit bewildered by what he hopes to accomplish. It is certainly not the end of trade deficits and the return of American industry. B... more »

The Pentagon's Top Technical Priority Right Now Is The Development Of Hypersonic Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Missile test from Russia-24. Russia-24 *Defense News*: *Hypersonics ‘highest technical priority’ for Pentagon R&D head* WASHINGTON ― As China and Russia threaten to overtake the U.S. with new technologies, development of hypersonic capabilities is the “highest technical priority” for Michael Griffin, the Pentagon’s new undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. “I’m sorry for everybody out there who champion some other high priority, some technical thing; it’s not that I disagree with those. But there has to be a first, and hypersonics is my first,” Griffin said at t... more »

Lynette Zang: Trade Wars and Tax Cuts

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 3 hours ago Slides and Links: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/insid… The stock market roller coaster continues into March. In January cash repatriation and corporate tax cuts sent the stock markets to all time highs. So Why is the Stock Market Roiling Now? The threat of tariffs. Wall Street and globalists lost an important White House […]

Google AI Aiding Pentagon with Drone Strikes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT America Published on Mar 7, 2018 Google has quietly secured a contract to aid the United States military to train AI technology. The Pentagon says the project aims to improve drone strike accuracy against Islamic State targets. RT America’s Ashlee Banks reports. end

For Gaza Youth, IDF Testimonies Feel More Like Confessions of Apartheid, Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
For Gaza Youth, IDF Testimonies Feel More Like Confessions of Apartheid, Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Pam Bailey, https://972mag.com/ Palestinian youth respond to a play based on testimonies by Israeli soldiers, which portrays the brutality of the occupation from the point of view of the occupiers. – The video above is a production called “It’s What […]

US Considering New Attack on Syrian Gov’t – National Intelligence Chief

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Syria DID NOT attack America, DID NOT threaten American interests. So why is America at war with Syria? It is an illegal war of aggression by USA! – US Considering New Attack on Syrian Gov’t – National Intelligence Chief by https://sputniknews.com/ A potential decision by Washington to take new military actions against Damascus would mark the […]

Matt Taibbi Exposes The Sheer Absurdity Of The Ongoing Russian Witch Hunt

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Matt Taibbi Exposes The Sheer Absurdity Of The Ongoing Russian Witch Hunt by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone has written perhaps the best summary of how absurd political discourse in the U.S. has become – as nonconforming opinions are now “blacklisted” over the manufactured specter of “red dawn” Putin puppets behind just about controversial topic. – “One of the first […]

Devin Nunes: ‘We Know Exactly Who Was Getting Information From The Russians. It Was The Hillary Clinton Campaign’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Devin Nunes: ‘We Know Exactly Who Was Getting Information From The Russians. It Was The Hillary Clinton Campaign’ by JUSTIN CARUSO, http://dailycaller.com/ Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes made a stunning claim on Fox News Monday. “Democrats were trying to get information from Russians to use against the Trump campaign.” – “We know exactly who was getting […]

How Liars in US ‘News’-Media Build on Prior Lies in US ‘News’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
How Liars in US ‘News’-Media Build on Prior Lies in US ‘News’ by ERIC ZUESSE, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ The means by which the vast majority of Americans are deceived to believe fake ‘news’ that’s based on fake ‘history’, will be described here, so as to enable America to be understood correctly, as a fake ‘democracy’, the perpetual-war-for-perpetual-peace nation that the entire […]

15 Years in Iraq: ‘Enough is Enough’ – Ron Paul on NATO’s Mission

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
US-Pentagram: “But Dr Paul, you are completely wrong. We are totally successful in Iraq. See how the war is continuing. Without wars how will the Pentagram survive? We cannot have peace until the Anti-Christ, ahem, I mean the ‘messiah’ comes.” – RT Published on Mar 7, 2018 The head of NATO says the alliance’s troops will […]

An Al-Qaeda-Linked Jihadist Stayed Off-Radar in USA for 7 Years – US Lawmakers Want to Know Why

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
RT Published on Mar 7, 2018 There’s been an outcry in the U.S. after it emerged a Saudi national with suspected links to al-Qaeda was able to live freely in the country for seven years. Lawmakers are now demanding answers as to why the State Department granted the man a visa. end

Putin Says “US Political System Eating Itself Up”, Explains Preparation For Nuclear War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Putin Says “US Political System Eating Itself Up”, Explains Preparation For Nuclear War by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ In a move that will likely prompt more calls for collusion, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin offered more words of praise for President Trump on Wednesday, but added that he was sorely disappointed with the U.S. political system, saying that […]

Hampton Administrators Address Causes of Student Unrest

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
In the weeks leading up to spring break at Hampton University, tensions on the Virginia seaside campus reached a boiling point and students took to the streets — and to the lawn of President William Harvey’s campus home — to air their grievances.

Breaking: Syrian Army musters major forces on east Euphrates shore in Deir Ezzor

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:55 A.M.) – The Syrian Army and allied paramilitaries have begun to amass considerable forces on the eastern shore of the Euphrates in the province of Deir Ezzor according to a CNN source claiming to cite US military officials. If true then it appears that Syrian pro-government forces may be preparing to attack […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish-backed rebels capture strategic hilltop in Afrin (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:55 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels scored another big advance in the Afrin region this week, capturing an important hilltop located near the Idlib provincial border. Led by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish-backed rebels managed to overpower the Kurdish-led YPG forces at Tal Jandaris on Wednesday, forcing the latter to retreat […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Civilians begin using newly established rebel-SAA crossing in Idlib (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 A.M.) – Civilians have begun using the newly established rebel-Syrian Army (SAA) crossing in the Idlib Governorate, pro-government sources reported on Wednesday. According to reports from rural Idlib, tens of civilians managed to return to their homes in the southeastern part of the province on Wednesday, as the absence of violence gave […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army’s within 1km of splitting East Ghouta pocket: map

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had another successful day in the East Ghouta region, capturing several localities from the Islamist rebels. Led by their elite Tiger Forces division, the Syrian Arab Army scored a major advance on Wednesday, when their soldiers managed to capture the imperative town of Beit Sawa. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Local Syrians form militia to expel US-backed forces from Raqqa – Reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
Local Arab tribesmen have formed a militia to fight and oust the US-backed SDF from Raqqa, according to media reports and reports circulating on social media. The group, which has called itself the Popular Resistance of Raqqa (PRoR), currently has just a few dozen fighters in its ranks, but is covertly recruiting additional combatants. Armed with only small arms and light weapons (SALW), they are currently […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

U.S. Navy And Marine Corps Leaders Warn That China Is Using Money As A Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A map of projects subsumed under One Belt, One Road program by China as of March 2017. Reuters *The Hill:* *Navy, Marine Corps leaders warn that China is 'weaponizing capital'* Top Navy and Marine Corps officials on Wednesday expressed concern over China’s expanding global reach and said the superpower was rapidly buying up foreign land to “win without fighting.” “When it comes to China, the bottom line there is the checkbook,” Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told lawmakers during a House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing. “Not only in the dollars and cents that they... more »

AIM WEST Liberation Day Honors Heroes -- from Pine Ridge to Black Panthers

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Liberation Day Honors Heroes and Legends, from Pine Ridge to Black Panthers By Tony Gonzales AIM West Censored News SAN FRANCISCO --- We had a terrific ‘big time’ during “Liberation Day” 2/27/18 with Madonna Thunder Hawk, Lakota, Sarah James, Arctic Village, Alaska, Jessie Riddle, Pit River, California, and John Iverson, Annishinabe, participating as our special guests!We had roll-call,

Egypt's Cyber War Against The Islamic State In The Sinai Is Jamming The Cellular Networks In Southern Israel And Gaza

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A member of Egypt's security forces gestures as he stands on a watchtower in North Sinai as seen from across the border in southern Israel July 2, 2015 [Amir Cohen/Reuters] *Jerusalem Post*:* IDF: Egyptian cyber warfare in Sinai causing cell disruptions in south Israel* The IDF says it is "not surprised" by the electronic warfare component of the military operation. The Egyptian army's use of cyber warfare against Islamic State militants in northern Sinai has caused cellular blackouts across southern Israel, the IDF confirmed Wednesday. While the disruptions, which have ensued f... more »

FOIA: A Colossus Under Assault

Nate Jones at UNREDACTED - 3 hours ago
Just over a year ago, a Freedom of Information Act release by the National Park Service demonstrably proved that the President of the United States was lying about the size of his inauguration crowd. That he was even elected president was, in part, because his opponent had improperly stored federal records on a personal server […]

Confront the North Korea Threat with Increased Deterrence

Wallace C. Gregson at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Wallace C. Gregson* *Security, Asia* [image: A B-2 Spirit proceeds to an undisclosed location after flying a mission over Iraq, March 27, 2003. A U.S. B-2 bomber on Friday dropped two earth-shattering 4,600-pound (2,086 kg)] America must immediately enhance its regional missile and air defenses and those of its allies. Kim Jong-un achieved a master stroke through his Olympic diplomacy. After successfully inviting himself to the Olympics without completing any of the Initial Operational Capability requirements for participation, he skillfully exploited the celebrity-besotted with... more »

Inside Trump’s National Security Team: Unmasking Captain Chaos

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while meeting with Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (not pictured) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis] What Trump does may appear unconventional to some outside observers, but there’s a reason for why it works. What is reported as “*chaos*” at the White House does little to explain how foreign and defense policy gets done. In practice, Trump’s team runs well. What the president ought to be doing is more of the same. What Trump doe... more »

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Russia's Elections

George Beebe at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*George Beebe* *Security, Eurasia* [image: A multi-sided transformable board, which advertises the campaign of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the upcoming presidential election, is on display in a street in Stavropol, Russia March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko] The election will help Russia’s elites gauge how much power Putin really has. The conventional American wisdom about Russia’s presidential election on March 18 holds that it will be a nonevent. Putin’s victory is already such a *foregone conclusion* as to be risible. His iron-grip on Russian media denies a... more »

The Real Role Saudi Arabia's Dissidents Can Play

Irina Tsukerman at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Irina Tsukerman* *Security, Middle East* [image: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman attends the Annual Horse Race ceremony, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 30, 2017. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS] Dissidents can become Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s greatest assets, if he continues to reform and modernize. In a *New York Times** op-ed* in February, Raif Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, ascribed the recent liberalizing policies in Saudi Arabia, such as allowing women to drive and questioning the clergy’s insistence tha... more »

Despite the Bluster, Russia Is Not 10 Feet Tall

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, Eurasia* Today, everything and anything related to Russia in one way or another is an all-consuming affair. Early 1950’s America was a bad time to be a supporter of the Soviet Union or an associate of the Communist Party. Even a mere whiff of being in cahoots with a Russian could get you hauled before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s investigative committee, where witnesses *were badgered*, accused of Communist sympathies, stripped of their credibility and career prospects, and converted into a lemming in American society. It was an ugly, conspiratorial tim... more »

DNI Coats: Russia and China are Top "State Intelligence Threats" to America

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The major targets for foreign intelligence services remain more or less unchanged. Russian and Chinese foreign intelligence services continue to be the leading threats to the United States. However, a host of smaller nations including Iran and Cuba have capable intelligence services that will continue to pose problems for Washington. “We assess that the leading state intelligence threats to US interests will continue to be Russia and China, based on their services’ capabilities, intent, and broad operational scope,” director of national intelligence ... more »

Russia and China Would Gun for America's Achilles Heel in a War: Satellites

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Coats noted that both adversary nations are pressing for agreements on preventing the weaponization of space, however the United States intelligence community is suspicious. Russian and Chinese space capabilities are growing rapidly, but moreover, both powers are developing counter-space capabilities to blunt America’s advantage in that domain. “Foreign countries—particularly China and Russia—will continue to expand their space-based reconnaissance, communications, and navigation systems in terms of the numbers of satellites, the breadth of their cap... more »

South Korean Envoys Who Met Kim Jong-Un Are Delivering A Letter From The North Korean Leader To President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA *BBC:* *S Korean envoys 'to take message from Kim to US'* South Korean envoys will bring a private message to the US from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they meet in Washington later this week, according to reports. They were given the undisclosed message on Monday when meeting Mr Kim in rare talks in Pyongyang, local media say. It is not clear whether the envoys will meet US President Donald Trump. Previous US talks with North Korea have come to nothing and there has been no comment from Pyongyang itself. It has also been agreed that the two Koreas' leaders...more »

New Ted Cruz campaign ad mocks his opponent for changing his name. Only one problem.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
FIRST LISTEN: our new 60-second statewide radio ad introducing our liberal opponent, Congressman Robert O’Rourke, to Texas voters. Help #KeepTexasRed: https://t.co/PVsiCtbbyL #CruzCrew #TXSen pic.twitter.com/OxK61gZ0ek — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 7, 2018 Courtesy of CNN: *Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's first shot at his expected Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke? Mocking his name. * *As Tuesday's primaries were closing, Cruz's campaign released a 60-second radio ad that was a country music jingle prodding O'Rourke for going by "Beto" rather than "Robert." * *"Liberal Robert want... more »

"Dangerous Woman" Gayle Jordan Defends Constitution In Tennessee!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]Back in January Gayle Jordan, a cutting edge candidate for southern Tennessee's 14th senatorial district (including Ardmore, Fayetteville, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville) penned a guest post for his about her campaign, Running Blue in A Red State. Trump won her district by 50 points... but she explained why she is undaunted by the challenge. This week our old friend Aleurophile follows up for us with a new post contrasting Gayle with her crackpot GOP opponent, Shane Reeves. Please read it through and if it inspires you, please consider contributi... more »

An n-dimensional space representation of the problem of inital values with enemble forecasting

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 4 hours ago
We are all familiar with the concepts of 2 dimensional graphs with an x and y axis. It is not too difficult to understand how we might add a third and have a z axis. On such graphs a point … Continue reading →

X22 Report, “Step 1. Control The Economic Narrative, Step 2. Dismantle The Central Bank”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “Step 1. Control The Economic Narrative, Step 2. Dismantle The Central Bank” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQ6VENtpWs

Iceland Warmer Than Rome & South of France!!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 4 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? I came across this page in HH Lamb’s Climate, History and the Modern World yesterday. Don’t worry about the details on the map, as they are too small to read in the book anyway. It is his description at the…

Really Think the US & Turkey Aren’t Fighting One Another in Syria? Think, Again!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
*For all intents and purposes the fight between the US and Turkey is on. To my mind the fight between US & Turkey began around Manbij some time ago..* *If you didn't accept that US and Turkey were at odds then, may as well accept it now.US Proxies SDF/ISIS aka YPG/PKK have been moving fighters from Manbij to Afrin.The US surely okayed and made advance preparations for the departure of their proxies.Turkey has asked that the US stop their proxies from heading to Afrin.* *As US backed proxies enter Afrin they are heading for direct conflict with Turkish military forces and their all... more »

Don’t Touch My Hair: Black Women Navigating the Ivory Tower

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Solange's “Don’t Touch My Hair” is a powerful anthem that resonates with women of color on a variety of spectra. Her hair is her crown and symbolizes a refusal to compromise her beliefs and identity to accommodate others. Unfortunately for female scholars of color, particularly those in higher education, our crown is as much a curse as it is a gift.

College Awarded Federal Grant to Study Lake Superior Bay

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
BAY MILLS, Mich. — Bay Mills Community College has received a federal grant to study biodiversity and pollution levels in Lake Superior’s Waishkey Bay. The bay is an important recreational and cultural resource for members of the Bay Mills Indian Community and tourists. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the college $216,000 for the study. […]

Chanting Protesters Shut Down Temple Stadium Town Hall

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA — Chanting community members protesting Temple University’s plan to open a $135-million football stadium on its campus shut down a town hall meeting meant to address their concerns. The university’s president was to speak, and then architects were to present plans and then answer questions. Philly.com reports that about 10 minutes into President Richard […]

Foundation Report Advises on College ‘Promise’ Programs

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
A report issued this week by a nonpartisan think tank suggests that states considering “free college” policies should avoid unfair cost-containment strategies, communicate with students and families and make bolder investments in higher education.

Man Pleads Guilty to Racist Threats Toward Howard University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A northern Virginia man has pleaded guilty to posting racist threats online targeting historically Black Howard University in the nation’s capital. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a news release that 26-year-old John Edgar Rust pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening to kill Black students at the […]

Duderstadt: Diversity Improves School Quality

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
While he is known today as a pioneer of diversity and inclusion in higher education, Dr. James J. Duderstadt started as an assistant professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Michigan and eventually became president.

Your Handy 'Californian to Texan' Translation Guide.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 5 hours ago
*NOTE:* This guide can and should be applicable in most all Southern Red States. So if you're coming this way, get with the program..... *H/T Broadside Betty*

What the Media Isn’t Telling You About America’s True Intentions in Syria

Darius Shahtahmasebi at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] Just days ago, Israel openly voiced its frustrations with the United States for not taking a stronger role in countering Iran’s growing influence in neighboring Syria, a red line for Israel that has them planning to assault Syria’s sovereignty in order to defend its interests. “It is convenient for the Americans to let us be their proxy against Iran in Syria,” one senior Israeli official said, according to the Times of Israel. “We are very worried.” “Let me be direct. There is a need for greater American involvement in making sure that Iran doesn’t turn Syria int... more »

Israel passes law to kick Palestinians out of Jerusalem

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:50 P.M)- The Judaisation of Jerusalem (al-Quds) continues, as the Israeli Knesset pass a bill enabling Israel’s interior minister to revoke the residencies of Palestinians, who lack “loyalty” to the state of Israel. Aryeh Deri ‘Israeli Interior Minister’, now has the right to force Jerusalemite Palestinians, into complicity with the state of Israel’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Interior E-mails Reveal Interior Shrinking of Bears Ears was for Oil, Uranium and Sports Hunters

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Interior e-mails reveal Interior Sec. Zinke planned a private dinner with the head of the Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife. The connection came from the head of the sportsmen group, who went on hunts with Donald Trump Jr Photo from Interior e-mail: Bison range free north of Lake Powell near Bear Ears, a target of sports hunters. Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News The New York Times

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Run”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Run” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azQsiUQkhTY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster of the largest, hottest, most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured above in visible light by the Wide Field Camera peering through the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. *Click image for larger size.* Gas and dust clouds in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, have been sculpted into elongated shapes by powerful winds and ultraviolet radiation from these hot cluster stars. The 30 Doradus Nebula lies within a neighboring galaxy known as the Large Magell... more »

"Only Sure Of Today..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.” - Henry Ward Beecher

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 7, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Andrew Salmon, Asia Times:* *Kim’s initiative: The breakthrough the world has been waiting for?* North Korea has offered every precondition Seoul and Washington set for talks. But while the spectrum of opportunity has dramatically expanded, so, too, have the risks The Korean Peninsula is arguably the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoint, but rarely – if ever – in inter-Korean relations has one side offered so much so swiftly. According to South Korean officials who returned from two meetings in Pyongyang on Tuesday and delivered a press briefing in the South, North K... more »

Congress: Kremlin Used Green Propaganda to Undercut U.S. Energy

Alex Newman at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: congress-kremlin-used-green-propaganda-to-undercut-u-s-energy] America's hostile foreign enemies and large swaths of the U.S. “environmental” movement have something in common — and according to a new congressional report, it may be more than a coincidence. A stunning investigation by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology uncovered evidence that Russian agents have been pushing pseudo-environmentalist propaganda through social media. The goal: derail the ongoing American energy boom.

Italy’s Elections Threaten Future of the European Union

Steve Byas at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: italy-s-elections-threaten-future-of-the-european-union] Will the elections in Italy, with anti-EU parties winning, lead to Italy's own exit from the EU, and a domino effect across Europe?


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 5 hours ago
A lot of people are going to be writing about Bari Weiss's latest column, in which she makes the usual complaints about campus lefties and others who attack speech they consider hateful and speakers they consider totalitarian. I have qualms about some of the protests Weiss writes about, and I think some of the protesters' language is imprecise -- Christina Hoff Sommers isn't a "fascist," she's just a professional right-wing troll -- though I don't shed many tears regarding the alleged mistreatment of "Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born former Muslim and feminist who the Southern Poverty... more »

World News Briefs -- March 7, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC: **Syria war: Government 'takes half of Eastern Ghouta'* Forces loyal to the Syrian government have reportedly taken half of the Eastern Ghouta - the last rebel-held enclave close to the capital Damascus. "Regime forces control more than 50% of Ghouta," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP news agency. Aerial bombing killed at least 20 people as troops and tanks advanced. In New York, the UN Security Council gathered to discuss the failure of a ceasefire it had demanded last week. It passed a resolution on 24 February demanding... more »

"Time Compression and the Psychonaut"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Time Compression and the Psychonaut"* by Jason Wash "Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that can sense the relative nature of time. This vibration has no perceivable beginning or end - it just simply is. It’s relative to the motion and energy of those things within and around, from organic internal rhythms to the cycle of the Sun, planets, moon and stars. We seemed attuned to these natural movements. So profound are these influences, one need only consider how the moon attunes to the aspects of a woman and the rhythm of her cycles. And when... more »

Entertaining Our Way into Falsehoods

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Presidency Media Terrorism, United States* Long after Donald Trump leaves office, analysts will continue to discuss the roots of his presidency’s excesses and outrages. They will offer explanations about larger phenomena in politics and society that go beyond Trump himself and that helped to make possible the damage he has inflicted on the republic. Some of those explanations will focus on subsets of the population, such as his electoral base or the Republican Party. Other explanations, just as appropriately, will point to still larger trends, attitudes, or d... more »

British Police Say Nerve Agent Used in Poisoning of Former Russian Double Agent and His Daughter

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 6 hours ago
“After serving four years in prison in Russia for spying for Britain’s espionage service, MI6, he [Skripal] was one of … Continue reading →

There’s a Music Awards show on Sunday, the commercial asks ‘who will win?’

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 6 hours ago
anybody who doesn’t watch the show… that’s who. Compared with some of the other stuff it’s downright light-hearted or maybe light headed.

Ted Heath - Satanist

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 6 hours ago
When five different victims, who didn't know each other, all corroborate a specific and very unique detail about their child rape experiences with Ted Heath, it's fair to say the accusations are... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Is The Top U.S. General In Afghanistan The Right Man For The Job?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. Army General John W. Nicholson Jr., center, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, arrives during a transfer of authority ceremony April 29 at Shorab camp in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. (Reuters) *Wesley Morgan, Politico:* *Is the top general in Afghanistan in too deep?* *For Army Gen. John "Mick" Nicholson, the war in Afghanistan is deeply personal.* The top commander in charge of President Donald Trump's revamped strategy to “fight to win” has spent much of the last decade-plus fighting the Taliban and other militant groups, forging deep bo... more »

"A Riddle"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* "A Riddle"* “This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins towns, And beats high mountain down.” - One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo in “The Hobbit,” by JRR Tolkein. • *Answer:* *Time*

"Live A Good Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid." - Marcus Aurelius

What's real? What's fake? Technology challenges our perception of reality.

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 7 hours ago
In honor of Philip K. Dick, let's plunge into an age-old topic of philosophy, science fiction, and nerdy sophomores everywhere... "what is real and how can we tell?" After all, how do I know I am the emperor, dreaming I'm a butterfly, or the butterfly, dreaming I'm a sci fi author? Starting off -- Artificial Intelligence is Killing the Uncanny Valley - and Our Grasp on Reality: Sandra Upson’s article in WIRED explores the ability of modern AI systems to visually create almost any semblance – or falsification – of reality. “Some AI-generated content will be used to deceive, kicking... more »

Young adults and politics

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 7 hours ago
As Balkinization regulars know, my wife and I co-authored a book directed at teenagers, *Fault Lines in the Constitution, *that, not surprisingly, examines a variety of defects in the structures created by the Framers in 1787. We regularly blog about the book, and our latest examines the spate of student activism following the Florida shootings. We had earlier discussed the fact that several teenagers are running for governor in Kansas and Vermont, the only two states that don't have age requirements for that office. The mainstream press has begun covering the Kansas election, in... more »

So Kellyanne Conway kinda broke some laws.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions by "advocating for and against candidates" in last year's Alabama Senate special election. * *In a new report, the OSC special counsel, Henry Kerner, pointed to Conway's TV interviews conducted in her "official capacity" in November and December of last year. The agency said Conway "impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election." * *One of the two interviews was ...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Police Targeted Anti-Racists In Charlottesville Ahead of ‘Unite The Right’ Rally, Documents Show

Will Parrish at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Leading up to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, numerous foot soldiers of the “alt-right” openly broadcast their intention to create bloodshed in the genteel southern town. A white supremacist group in California posted online videos glorifying physical assaults they had perpetrated on their ideological The post Police Targeted Anti-Racists In Charlottesville Ahead of ‘Unite The Right’ Rally, Documents Show appeared first on Shadowproof.

Chet Raymo, “Trying To Be Good”; Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Trying To Be Good”* by Chet Raymo “A few lines from Mary Oliver's poem "Wild Geese": "You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." I've quoted these lines before, if not here, then elsewhere. When I first read them back in the late 80s, they resonated with what I felt at the time. I had spent part of my earliest adulthood walking on my knees, both literally and metaphorically, seeking to tame what I took to be the animal... more »

Curse of Oak Island: Season (Series?) Finale

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
I didn’t write anything about the *Curse of Oak Island* episode that aired on February 28 because, it seemed, based on the previews at the end, that we were about to be treated to some real, important revelations in the season finale. Not to mention that there was the steel plate they had run into some 70 feet below the surface in the latest hole they dug, they had found a ruby ring with a huge stone that suggested that maybe they had discovered the lost French crown jewels and there was a glimpse of a table filed with what looked to be treasure. I was, quite naturally, skeptical, b... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Wait For Me”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
2002, “Wait For Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM0BXDz6Klw

“Tariffs: ‘This Is Not A War We Can Win’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Tariffs: ‘This Is Not A War We Can Win’"* by Peter Schiff "With his announcement last week of broad tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, President Trump launched what could be the first salvo of an all-out global trade war. Seemingly itching for a fight, he gleefully tweeted that “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” It seems like Trump thinks the conflict will play out much like Ronald Reagan’s 1983 week-long invasion of Grenada rather than the more telling quagmires that unfolded in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s wrong. Apart from overestimating America's bargaining p... more »

QotD: Yes, there *are* absolutes

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
"But what is progress? That may seem like a tough question to answer in these culturally relativistic times. But [Steven] Pinker offers an unashamedly humanistic definition of progress... *"'Most people agree that life is better than death. Health is better than sickness. Sustenance is better than hunger. Wealth is better than poverty. Peace is better than war. Safety is better than danger. Freedom is better than tyranny. Equal rights are better than bigotry and discrimination. Literacy is better than illiteracy. Knowledge is better than ignorance. Intelligence is better than dull... more »

More Confirmation of Nunes Memo: Steele Was Source of Yahoo Article

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: more-confirmation-of-nunes-memo-steele-was-source-of-yahoo-article] Another claim of the House Intelligence Committee’s FISA abuse memo authored by Representative Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has been confirmed to be true. That claim is that when the FBI and DOJ cited a Yahoo News article as part of the warrant application to conduct surveillance on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, those agencies deliberately misled the court and abused the FISA process.

Former Clinton HHS Secretary Shalala Running for Congress

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: former-clinton-hhs-secretary-shalala-running-for-congress] Former Clinton administration HHS Secretary Donna Shalala has filed a statement of candidacy to run for Congress in the 27th congressional district in Florida.

Globalist Trump Advisor Gone, Will Americanist Take His Place?

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: globalist-trump-advisor-gone-will-americanist-take-his-place] Following the president’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, announced his resignation on Tuesday.

Another Peace Overture From The Afghan Government To The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani poses for a group photo during a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2018. *Voice of America*: *Taliban's Silence Prompts Ghani to Repeat Afghan Peace Overture * ISLAMABAD — The Taliban’s persistent silence to a widely praised week-old dialogue offer by the Afghan government prompted President Ashraf Ghani to repeat the overture and call Wednesday for the insurgents to seek resolution of issues without further bloodshed. Inaugurating the new session of the Afghan parliament, the president assured lawmakers his gov... more »

How The DCCC Promotes The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party While Kicking Progressives To The Curb

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
It's been a lonely decade blowing the whistle on Blue Dogs, New Dems and the DCCC... but lonely no more. Lee Fang and Ryan Grim have been doing great work at *The Intercept*, Cenk does a good job, and yesterday's post by Michael Sainato, The NRA’s Favorite Democrat Is Helping Shape 2018 Midterm Elections, was a stupendous take down of one of Congress' worst right-wing Democrats, Texas Blue Dog Henry Cuellar-- right up there with Kyrsten Sinema, Dan Lipinski and Collin Peterson. He wrote that Cuellar, once known as George W. Bush's favorite Democrat, is "an NRA ally with an A+ rati... more »

A Brief History of Censorship and How It’s Playing Out Now

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - A look at our past will help us to understand why we see censorship rising again.

Illiteracy Leads to Censorship

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Along the way, censorship becomes a very good thing to the illiterate.

Cops Kill Innocent 86yo Navy Vet as He Protected His Wife from Intruders, No Charges

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: innocent] The cops were the intruders. They were there to ostensibly check on the wellbeing of the couple and ended up killing an innocent man. The post Cops Kill Innocent 86yo Navy Vet as He Protected His Wife from Intruders, No Charges appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Google Officially Partners With Pentagon to Create Terminator-Style AI Drones to Spy On Everything

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: google] Google has quietly signed a contract with the Department of Defense to militarize Artificial Intelligence by creating an autonomous drone fleet that will detect faces, images, and behavior patterns. The post Google Officially Partners With Pentagon to Create Terminator-Style AI Drones to Spy On Everything appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Backlash Building Against Progressives

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 9 hours ago
A previous post (Feel Good Climatism) pointed to the controlling power of progressive PC institutions in today’s societies. Short version: The right attempts political persuasion. The left, on the other hand, attempts social persuasion — basically seizing the commanding heights of culture-making institutions and then deciding that espousing some political claims (being pro-gay-marriage) increase social […]

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Will Be Visiting South Korea For The First Time When Both Countries Hold Their Summit In April

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Korea JoonAng Daily:* *North Korean leader to visit South for first time* Kim Jong-un will become the first North Korean leader to cross the border and visit the South since the Korean War broke out in 1950, as Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to hold a summit in April on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom. After a two-day trip to the North, which included a lengthy meeting and dinner with Kim, special envoy Chung Eui-yong announced Tuesday that an inter-Korean summit will take place at the Peace House in Panmunjom in late April. Chung also said a hotline will be establ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Wait For Me”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
2002, “Wait For Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM0BXDz6Klw

The third digital revolution to unleash the power of anti-censorship

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 9 hours ago
(Note from the Editor: Please carefully read this article, share with your friends, and educate yourself before you decide to vaccinate.) By James Grundvig Last week, the Italian police raided the home and science laboratory of Drs. Antonietta Gatti and Stefano Montanari. The police snatched all of the digital assets owned by the husband and

British police: ‘nerve gas’ used in Skripal attack

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
British police say attack was a targeted assassination attempt More The post British police: ‘nerve gas’ used in Skripal attack appeared first on The Duran.

Syria update: Syrian army advances in East Ghouta; Turkish army advances in Afrin

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Syrian and Turkish army advances strengthen the positions in the conflict of both Damascus and Ankara More The post Syria update: Syrian army advances in East Ghouta; Turkish army advances in Afrin appeared first on The Duran.

So now an advisor to the United Arab Emirates is cooperating with the Special Counsel investigation? Sweet!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *An adviser to the United Arab Emirates with ties to current and former aides to President Trump is cooperating with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and gave testimony last week to a grand jury, according to two people familiar with the matter. * *Mr. Mueller appears to be examining the influence of foreign money on Mr. Trump’s political activities and has asked witnesses about the possibility that the adviser, George Nader, funneled money from the Emirates to the president’s political efforts. It is illegal for foreign entities to con... more »

"Trade Tariffs Will Not Make America Great Again”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Trade Tariffs Will Not Make America Great Again”* by Bill Bonner "The big news last week was Trump’s hasty decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel. We were happy to see it. We were looking for an example - undeniable, indisputable, and in-your-face, jackass - to illustrate how government actually works. ‘The Donald’ has just provided it. *Undisguised dumbkins: *It can be hard work digging in the rocky, ungrateful soil of public policy. Scraping off the honey-dirt of wishful thinking, delusion, and fraud…to uncover the corruption and stupidity of what lies beneath them. S... more »

Can anyone comment on Logitech keyboards and mice, or alternatives?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
I'm having difficult with some Logitech keyboards and mice, and I'm wondering whether it's just my bad luck, or whether others are finding the same issues. In summary: 1. I bought a K800 wireless keyboard in May 2016. It's just stopped working, and won't re-link (or re-sync) to the computer. It's fully charged, so I've no idea why that should be. 2. I've had three MS510 wireless mice for a couple of years. One has died, another has given trouble that was resolved when I threw it across the room in frustration (!), and the third has been OK so far. 3. I'm jus... more »

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Accuses Turkey Of Being A 'Triangle Of Evil' With Iran And Islamic Groups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Saudi Arabia's then Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reacts upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 24, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo *Daily Mail/Reuters:* *Saudi Crown Prince says Turkey is part of a 'triangle of evil' along with Iran and hardline Islamist groups* * Mohammed bin Salman said Turkey was trying to reinstate the Islamic Caliphate * He said Turkey, Iran and Islamist groups formed a 'triangle of evil' * Saudi Arabia was successful in blocking Iran's regional ambitions, he said * The kingdom is also deeply suspicious of Turkey's P... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If that f*****g bastard wins we all hang from nooses!" - Hillary Clinton email to Donna Brazile, October 17, 2016

U.K. Police confirm That A Nerve Agent Was Used In The Attempted Assassination Of Former Russian Spy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *BREAKING NEWS: Nerve agent WAS used to poison Russian spy and his daughter as it's revealed police officer first on the scene is also fighting for his life* * Police now confirmed Russian spy and his daughter were 'targeted specifically' * It was revealed a nerve agent was used in attempt to poison and murder the pair * Police officer who found pair slumped on a bench is also in a 'serious' condition * Amber Rudd chaired a meeting of senior ministers and officials in London today * They were to be briefed on the investigation into an attack on Sergei Skripal, 66 A... more »

"The Traitor..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secret... more »

“FBI Agent Strzok Ignored Clinton Private Email Breach With ‘Consent Of Obama’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“FBI Agent Strzok Ignored Clinton Private Email * *Breach With ‘Consent Of Obama’”* by Jim E, https://thepoliticalinsider.com "Red alert this morning as we’ve just gotten an update to a major story we reported on yesterday. On Tuesday, we learned that Peter Strzok, the FBI investigator in charge of looking into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server, actually ignored an indication that a foreign power hacked into the server, thus putting national security at risk. Remember: former FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the Hillary server was indeed hacked. And we ... more »

BREAKING: How many genders have always existed?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018As the world turns and splits apart:* Not long ago, we recommended the new memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. We recommended the book on the basis of Khan-Cullors' unusual sensibility and her striking life story. We also thought the world would be well served if she was a bit more careful concerning important facts. At the time, we'd read the first half of the book, which largely deals with the way Khan-Cullors grew up in Los Angeles. Over the weekend, we read the second half of the book, which concerns the founding of BLM a... more »

Experiment Demonstrates the Deadly Power of Social Compliance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Could you be talked into murder?


Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*In Turkey, Syrian refugee Mohammed works 12 hours a day* Lots of people do not want Syrian refugees. *In Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, there is a growing dislike of Syrian refugees * *ft*. In Lebanon 25% of the population is now Syrian. Turkey has 3.5 million Syrian refugees. Turkey has spent $30 billion on these refugees. The refugees "are taking jobs and pushing up rents." *ft*. *In Turkey, a Syrian refugee.* A recent study by Istanbul's Bilgi University found that 75% of Turks think that the Turkish and Syrian communities in Turkey cannot live in peace. 4... more »

Nevertheless, She Persisted

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
This year, the National Women’s History Project has chosen the theme of “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” for National Women’s History Month, which begins March 1.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
I'm late getting to Chris Cillizza's "Donald Trump Is Producing the Greatest Reality Show Ever" -- many people have already weighed in, most notably Soledad O'Brien: It's not accurate. It's not funny. It's not clever. It's not analysis. It's facile. It shows an actual lack of understanding of reality tv (can't believe I'm typing that). It's mediocre. It's a time when viewers need to understand what's going on at the highest levels of govt. — Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 7, 2018 I agree with all that, and I'd add that's it's the most obvious, unoriginal take imaginable. S... more »

I Don't Need To Be Preached To About Guns By A Member of the Most Violent Segment of Society

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 10 hours ago
The irony just drips from the recent statement from the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Derrick Johnson, a member of the most violent 6 percent of the American population (BLACK MALES) who comment over 50 percent of the murders and a disproportionate amount of violent crimes in this country actually called for confiscation of your guns by the government, leaving law abiding citizen vulnerable to their hate, murder and robbing ways. Derrick Johnson wrote an op-ed entitled, “*Gun Safety is about Freedom*,” where he used a mixture ...more »

The New Red Scare and the Move to Censor Dissent

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Alarm about Russian meddling in the last presidential election has been strategically deployed by unscrupulous sorts to red-line opinion leaders on the left and right, as this article in the Wall Street Journal illustrates: Georgia Wells & Timothy Puko (2018, March 1). Russian Meddling on Social Media Targeted U.S. Energy Industry, Report Says. The Wall Street Journal. Available https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-meddling-on-social-media-targeted-u-s-energy-industry-report-says-1519902001 The article cites a new report written by Republican staff on the House Committee on Scien... more »

5 Reasons No Nation Can Beat the Marines in a War

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The U.S. Marine Corps prides itself on being America’s 911 force—a fire brigade that the president can call upon to fight the nation’s battles in an emergency. *The AH-1Z also shares many common parts with the Marines’ Bell UH-1Y Venom version of the UH-1 Huey, which helps with the services logistics. However, on the downside, the Viper and Venom are unique platforms with the Defense Department, and have not been built in huge numbers like the Army’s Apache or UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. That means the Marines have a more difficult time keeping the... more »

North Korea, Iran and Syria: The Chemical Weapons Axis of Evil?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Middle East* "The report listed fifteen Syrian engineers among the dead, “dozens” of Iranians and three North Korean technicians." *An article published by Jane’s in September 2007 would sketch out a very different explanation, which is generally accepted today with slight variations: Syrian and Iranian engineers had been loading mustard gas, a chemical weapon which causes horrifying blistering on skin contact, into a Scud-C ballistic missile when a fueling pipe burst. The resulting combustion not only produced the deadly blast, but released stocks ... more »

China Testing Super Maglev Trains That Could Hit 1,000km/H

Frank Chen at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Frank Chen* *Economics, Asia* The vacuum-tube trains are still in prototype stage, but real upgrades are also being made to conventional bullet trains already among the world's fastest. Research at a superconductivity laboratory at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, western China, is gaining momentum for a prototype maglev train that can travel at a whopping 1,000km/h. Lead engineer Deng Zigang told state broadcaster China Central Television that the ultra-fast bullet train, incorporating maglev technology to eliminate wheel-rail friction as well as vacuum-tube transport... more »

Get Ready, China and North Korea: F-35s Are Now on a Navy Assault Ship

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, North America* It could be a game changer. The US Navy’s 7th Fleet has announced that a detachment of F-35Bs arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp on March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a US Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific region. The planes are from Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) and are under the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The F-35B is the vertical takeoff, maritime version of the US stealth warplane. The navy says the plane is capable of conducting ... more »

China Says U.S. Carrier's Vietnam Visit Was a 'Waste of Money'

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Beijing reminded Vietnam that it could militarize the disputed Spratly Islands “overnight” if it opted to do so. US aircraft carrier *Carl Vinson* has been in Vietnamese waters off the port city of Da Nang since Monday, marking the first port call by a US carrier to the Southeast Asian nation since the Vietnam War. Da Nang was a major US staging area during the war. Also in the nuclear-powered Nimitz-class carrier’s strike group are two escort ships, cruiser USS *Lake Champlain* and destroyer USS *Wayne E Meyer* . Top leaders from the United States ... more »

Is North Korea Serious about Talks with America and South Korea?

Andrew Salmon at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Andrew Salmon* *Security, Asia* While the spectrum of opportunity has dramatically expanded, so, too, have the risks. The Korean Peninsula is arguably the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoint, but rarely – if ever – in inter-Korean relations has one side offered so much so swiftly. According to South Korean officials who returned from two meetings in Pyongyang on Tuesday and delivered a press briefing in the South, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered a summit with the South and “candid” talks with the United States, while unilaterally freezing missile and nuclear... more »

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change; On Sale Now

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 10 hours ago
“The Politically Incorrect, Scientifically Correct, Guide to Climate Change Order Here Visit Climate Depot Climate Hustle Please Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment Advertisements

North Korea Breakthrough? Don't Tell The Neocons!

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
While North and South Korea are making incredible progress toward de-escalation of tensions -- with a successful high-level meeting recently in the North -- the neocons are still calling on the US to launch a "preventative" strike on Pyongyang. They do not even seem deterred by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's suggestion that ending his nuclear program is on the table. Will President Trump green light direct negotiations or will the neocons win out (again)? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

Washington Is Intent on Destroying Iran

Brian Cloughley at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] On February 18 the leader of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, declared that Iran “is trying to establish this continuous empire surrounding the Middle East from the south in Yemen but also trying to create a land bridge from Iran to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. This is a very dangerous development for our region.” Netanyahu’s presentation was dismissed by the Iranian foreign minister as “a cartoonish circus,” but it was nonetheless a reflection of the policy of the United States, which is Israel’s mentor and unconditional ally. Last November Iran’s Supreme Leader Ay... more »

Russian President Putin Warns That Russia Would Retaliate If Hit By A Nuclear Attack Even If Led To A 'Global Catastrophe'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (RT photo / Semyon Khorunzhy) *Newsweek:* *Putin: Russia Would Retaliate If Hit by a Nuclear Attack, Even If It Led to 'Global Catastrophe'* President Vladimir Putin has warned that he would not hesitate to strike back if Russia was hit by a nuclear adversary, even if it led to a “global catastrophe.” The Russian leader spoke to one of his country’s most infamous pro-Kremlin TV show hosts, in a tough-talking interview broadcast on national airwaves before Russians go to the polls later this month. Although no major rivals are permitted on the ballo... more »

Day 24: My rejected Op-Ed makes it into even bigger paper

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
My Op-Ed to the *Times Record *newspaper in Brunswick was rejected by the editor. I covered all that in this blog post. It was to run in a twice a month column that our local peace group PeaceWorks has had for the past three years. A bunch of us took turns writing for it. During the past year the editor cracked down and would not let us write about issues outside the local area (like Jeju Island or Okinawa). Following the rejection of my Op-Ed the editor came back to our PeaceWorks liaison with him and told her this: I am writing to let you know that The Times Record will no l... more »

BREAKING: "This is who we are!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018Cable news channel confesses:* Yesterday, we urged you to watch three minutes of videotape. It featured an unnamed massive star from a certain "cable news" channel. To watch that tape, click here. In our view, it's remarkable that nonsense like that is allowed to go on the air. It's instructive to think that people can watch such ludicrous conduct without thinking something's gone wrong. That said, "cable news" is largely entertainment product from a tribal perspective. At MSNBC, we're currently being given the thrill of The Chase After Donald J. Trump, ... more »

Back to the olden days: getting the news from print

Nigel Cameron at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 11 hours ago
A New York Times columnist, Farjad Manjoo, decided he would go back in time. To those distant days when the only way to get news was to read it (and get your fingers grimy from the newsprint in the process). He turned everything else off, and relied entirely on a guy delivering him three newspapers at […] The post Back to the olden days: getting the news from print appeared first on UnHerd.

WATCH: Cop Pulls Woman Over For Seatbelt—Sexually Assaults Her, Then Stalks Her At Home

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: seatbelt] A woman is accusing a police officer of groping her and conducting an unlawful search when he pulled her over for a seatbelt violation—he then pulled her over after he waited near her home. The post WATCH: Cop Pulls Woman Over For Seatbelt—Sexually Assaults Her, Then Stalks Her At Home appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Russian President Putin Praises President Trump. Says US Political System 'Eating Itself'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Reuters photo: Carlos Barria) *Bloomberg:* *Putin Praises Trump as Ready Partner, Blasts U.S. ‘System’* * Problem is with ‘unpredictable’ U.S. policy, Putin tells TV * Putin warns ‘no guarantee’ U.S. won’t use nuclear arms again Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Donald Trump as a willing partner as he lashed out at the U.S. for what he described as its “unpredictable” behavior, warning there’s no guarantee Moscow’s Cold War rival wouldn’t resort to nuclear weapons. “I’m not disappointed with my opposite ... more »

Sri Lanka State Of Emergency Is Not Stopping Bhuddist - Muslim Violence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka's Muslims despite state of emergency* COLOMBO (Reuters) - Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly divided island. Police imposed an indefinite curfew in the central highlands district of Kandy where the violence has been centered since Sunday night following the death of a Buddhist youth in an altercation with a group of Muslims. But police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said th... more »

Massive car bomb attack rocks militant stronghold city in Syria’s Aleppo

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – On Wednesday, a huge car bomb attack targeted the Syrian city of Jarabulus, a key stronghold for Turkish-backed rebel groups, in Aleppo province’s northern countryside. The explosion has left about two dozen dead and injured. According to reports, the car bomb hit a rebel policing checkpoint on the city’s outskirts. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army seizes full control of imperative rebel town in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:39 P.M.) – After short but high-pitched battle, elite forces of the Syrian Army have taken full control of an imperative half-way point in Damascus’ East Ghouta region – the town of Beit Sawa. According to military-affiliated sources, insurgent fighters of Faylaq al-Rahman and Jaysh al-Islam abandoned their positions in Beit Sawa after […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

A proverb I'd never heard before

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 11 hours ago
A tip o' the hat to Larry Lambert at Virtual Mirage for bringing this Russian proverb to my attention: *The only place you find free cheeseis in a mousetrap.* I'd never heard it before. It's a good one, and I'll be using it from now on, to go with Robert Heinlein's famous TANSTAAFL. Peter

Submission to the Justice Select Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*Did you make your submission supporting David Seymour's **End of Life Choice Bill before submissions closed on Tuesday -- **supporting your right to voluntary euthanasia?* *Jonathan Darby did. and here it is:* *Submission to the Justice Select Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill* *Jonathan Darby* The End of Life Choice Bill presents the New Zealand Parliament with the valuable opportunity to afford New Zealanders the right to choose for themselves the time of their death when facing an incurable illness with a prognosis of less than 6 months to live and to have the assista... more »

Stormy Daniels files lawsuit claiming that her NDA with Donald Trump is null and void because he did not bother to sign it.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 11 hours ago
Courtesy of NBC News: *Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that he never signed the nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer had arranged with her. * *The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by NBC News, alleges that her agreement not to disclose her "intimate" relationship with Trump is invalid because while both Daniels and Trump's attorney Michael Cohen signed it, Trump never did.* *Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, signed both the agreement and a side letter agreement using her professional n... more »

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