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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

31 May - Blogs I'm Following

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Unearthly Adventure Comics #253: The RetConQuest Part 2

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 8 minutes ago
With a cover-date of April 1958 and on newsstands in February of 1958, Unearthly Adventure Comics #253 concluded the tale of the Unwanted's first battle against the evil Tempus Khan. With some hand waving, the Cardiff Giant and Atomizer were not present in this issue. Yuyu, an ancient Egyptian priest of Osiris was and was "retconned" to have always been part of the team, supposedly due to the acts of the heroes in the previous issue. With his addition, the first lineup of the Unwanted was established, though not all of them were featured in every issue. Though the comic had intended... more »

Latest Wave of Strikes in France

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 minutes ago
French trade unions plan to hold more strikes that will now target the transport system, in an effort to force the government to walk away from bitterly disputed reforms through a massive wave of labor unrest.

Los Angeles Primary Voters Need To Beware Of Imposters Laura Friedman, Elan Carr And Steve Napolitano

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 25 minutes ago
*An actual endorsement* *Fake endorsement by L.A.'s most dishonest politician*The other day I got a piece of mail disguised as a Democratic Party slate card with prominent pictures of President Obama, who isn't running for anything and Kamala Harris who is running for U.S. Senate. The "Democratic Voter Guide" is not put out by the Democratic Party at all and there's no indication of who paid for the mailing, which tries to imply that dishonest conservative candidates like Republicans Elan Carr and Steve Napolitano and the Walmart anti-public school candidate Laura Friedman are runni... more »

CDC Forced To Admit They Hid Data Linking Vaccines To Autism

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 44 minutes ago
A PhD scientist has forced the CDC to admit that they knew a key ingredient found in most vaccines significantly increased the risk of autism in those who took it. Information obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by a PhD scientist working with two members of Congress has forced the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release documents that show statistically significant risks of autism associated with thimerosal, a common preservative used in vaccines. The CDC has been denying knowledge of the link between thimerosal and autism since the late 90s. ...more »

Member Of Congress: Manipulating ‘Naive, Self-Absorbed Sheep’ Is Easy

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 44 minutes ago
An anonymous member of Congress has published a tell-all book that lifts the lid on corruption in the political system, the arrogance of the elite, and the gullibility of the American public. The book is called The Confessions of Congressman X and it has rocked the corridors of power in Washington D.C. with insiders arguing about who the author is, and bets being placed over which side of the political divide the member of Congress belongs to. With public trust in the institutions that govern us hitting an all time low according to recent polls, it is no surprise quotations such as ... more »

Israel Leader Demands Worldwide Internet Censorship

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 44 minutes ago
Israel have unveiled plans to impose internet censorship across the world’s social media platforms by building an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel. The Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced hits internet censorship plans in an article in the Times of Israel, where he calls for “developing legislation in conjunction with European countries,” most of which “are very interested in this idea.” Newobserveronline.com reports: The legislation would have common features, such as defining what constitutes incitement and what the responsibilities of so... more »

“I am finally done with voting for the lesser of two evils… I am not just for Johnson/Weld 2016. I am *enthusiastically* for Johnson/Weld 2016.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
[image: 13312599_10209713412095757_4751011182562816317_n] No, New Zealanders can’t vote in the American presidential elections. (Can someone please inform the more rabid locals who hallucinate otherwise?) One of the more sane Americans I know living in New Zealand *can* vote, however, and she’s enthusiastic about a third-party candidate with more experience than either of the big-party teams. Listen up: I am finally done with voting for the lesser of two evils. I have reached my limit. Many of you who were much wiser than me reached this limit a long time ago. I get the gener... more »

Facebook Vows To Suppress Alternative Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have officially partnered with the European Commission in order to crack down on free speech by banning “alternative media” from their platforms. The European Commission announced their partnership with Facebook and other social media giants on Tuesday, saying they have ordered these internet giants to completely eliminate “hate speech” and “counter-narratives” from the internet. Members of the European Parliament have criticised the new partnership as being Orwellian in nature, warning that the move will effectively see alternative media die ... more »

Gitmo Judge Allowed Destruction Of Vital 9/11 Evidence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A U.S. judge ordered the destruction of vital 9/11 evidence during a trial held at a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, according to leaked documents. Judge James Pohl allegedly colluded with prosecutors to hide evidence that supported the defense of suspected 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, thus harming his case, the court document says. Commondreams.org reports: The accusation could be the impetus to reform the highly controversial tribunals at the U.S. military prison in Cuba altogether, according to Karen Greenberg, the director of Fordham University Law School’s Center...more »

Top Professor Claims Facebook Is Listening To People’s Phones

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A top university professor claims that Facebook are listening in on people’s private conversations all the time. According to the professor, the Facebook app might be using a person’s phone to gather data on what they are talking about without the person realising it. Professor Kelli Burns from the University of South Florida has drawn attention to a feature that Facebook say has been around for a couple of years. Independent.co.uk reports: Professor Burns has said that the tool appears to be using the audio it gathers not simply to help out users, but might be doing so to listen in... more »

US Court Rules Against Privacy, No Warrant Needed For Data

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A U.S. appeals court has ruled against privacy, in a landmark case that will allow authorities to obtain a person’s cellphone location without a warrant. The ruling marks a major setback for privacy advocates who claim that the U.S. government can now effectively track any citizen without their knowledge or permission. The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, voted 12-3 that the federal government can access the user data due to the fact that it had already been disclosed to a third party. Reuters.com reports: The ruling overturns a divided 2015 opinion from... more »

Satanists In Los Angeles To Build Giant Pentagram On 6-6-16

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
On June 6, 2016 a group of Satanists will use GPS technology to construct a giant pentagram in Los Angeles in order to raise awareness for Satanism. 6-6-16 marks the date that the Satanic Temple in Los Angeles will construct the giant pentagram in Lancaster, northern Los Angeles county, in order to “raise awareness” for Satanism and Satanists alike. The “666” date was chosen because it closely resembles the Mark of the Best as featured in the Book of Revelation, which the Satanic Temple hope will give them more media attention. Infowars.com reports: But as you will see below, there a... more »

First U.S. Mom Gives Birth To Baby With Microcephaly

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A U.S. woman diagnosed with the Zika virus has given birth to a baby with microcephaly at a New Jersey hospital on Tuesday. The unnamed visitor to the U.S. is thought to have contracted the disease internationally, according to officials at Hackensack University Medical Center. This marks the first case of a baby being born with microcephaly as a result of the Zika virus in the United States. Nbcnewyork.com reports: The hospital would not release any further details, saying only in a statement that the mother was receiving “exceptional care” and “we would appreciate everyone respect... more »

Paris Protest Auction of Sacred May 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Protest by Committee in Solidarity with Indians of Americas and Idle No More France Copyright Photos Monday during auction Thank you for sharing with Censored News Article in French by Christine Prat With letter from Acoma Pueblo to people of France http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3461

Mohawk Nation News 'Indian Ring'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
INDIAN RING Posted on May 31, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. May 30, 2016. The INDIAN Ring meticulously planned the genocide of onkwe’hon:weh in North and South America and now the world over. They schemed how to extinct us. “Hey, where are all those starving, unarmed men, women and children?” Thomas Tibbles wrote this historical book, HIDDEN POWER. A SECRET HISTORY OF THE

Gov’t Report: TSA Needs to Do More to Help Airports To Keep Out Intruders

JUSTIN PRITCHARD & MARTHA MENDOZA at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, a sign warns against trespassing as a plane lands at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)] While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airpor... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Taking care of some overseas visitors. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

What Else Do Donald Trump, Patrick Murphy, Kevin McCarthy And Debbie Wasserman Schultz Have In Common?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Chicken Trump has perfected a snarl as a defense mechanism* Sure, all 3 squirrely Florida self-promoters own homes on the east coast of the Sunshine State, but that's not the answer today; it leaves off McCarthy. Today is about the fear of being exposed in a public debate. Did Trump actually *debate* when he was up on stage at the 17 ring circus during primary season? When Cruz challenged him to debate ideas, mano-a-mano, Trump's deformed little penis shriveled and he ran for the hills. He never debated any ideas, because he has none. He has catch-phrases and marketing ploys that h... more »

Dessert For A Year GIVEAWAY!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 3 hours ago
Welcome to the 'Dessert For A Year' Giveaway! If you live in Utah, know someone in Utah, or plan on coming to Utah in the future, you need to know about CrEATe. Located in Sandy, UT at 9305 South Village Shop Drive, across from WalMart and Hobby Lobby and neighbors with Cafe Rio. Open for less than 6 months, they already have an average 5-star rating on Yelp! And starting in June, they are introducing their Organic Shaved Ice, different from ordinary shaved ice because all the syrups are organic with no chemical additives! They are simply better than what you're used to in shaved... more »

Planned Parenthood Wants to Make Pro-Life Undercover Investigations Illegal in California

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Emotional First Congressional Hearing on Planned Parenthood Videos] Abortion supporters and opponents are attacking a bill Planned Parenthood claims is needed to protect abortionists and their patients from harm, but which its critics claim is an unconstitutional restriction on freedom of speech. Describing the Center for Medical Progress’s expose of... more »

Support the Leonard Peltier Statue Project / Take Action with Amnesty USA

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 4 hours ago
Take Action by joining Amnesty International USA's call for President Obama to release Leonard Peltier! Featured below is the full post from the Leonard Peltier Statue Project: [image: 9" epoxy resin model, Alcatraz Prison Mess Hall, February 13, 2016 - First "Indians of All Tribes Day."] *9″ epoxy resin model, Alcatraz Prison Mess Hall, * *February 13, 2016 – First “Indians of All Tribes Day.”* As you might already know, Leonard Peltier has now spent four entire decades behind bars for a crime he has not committed. Even though, by most countries’ standards, he has now fulfilled bo... more »

Will U.S. Special Forces And Kurdish Peshmerga Lead The Fight Into Mosul?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition are seen with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. Azad Lashkari/Reuters *Florain Neuhof, Daily Beast:* *Elite U.S. Soldiers and Kurdish Troops Moving on ISIS Near Mosul* *With help from U.S. forces, the Kurdish offensive against ISIS in Iraq continues to make gains. But how far will the Kurds go? And with what consequences?* MUFTI, Iraq — The pickup trucks on their way to this village in northern Iraq on Sunday kicked up the dry earth on the dirt track, clouding the air and limiting the visibility for the dr... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Michal Addady, Fortune:* *Global Slavery Is Still Staggeringly High* A measure of enslaved people has increased by almost 30% since 2014. Australian human rights group Walk Free Foundation measured the prevalence of slavery in the 167 most populous countries for its 2016 Global Slavery Index. The index found instances of slavery in every one of the countries looked at, with 45.8 million people enslaved overall—that’s up from 35.8 million in 2014. The forms of slavery included were sex trafficking, debt bondage, and forced labor. This estimate is more than double that of the United... more »

NZ: Prosperous?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Have you ever wondered about all these international surveys that are quoted so authoritatively? The latest, from the Legatum Institute – a think tank founded by “a private investment firm headquartered in Dubai” – has already been widely reported, finding that “New Zealand [is] ranked one of the happiest and safest places in the world,” at which we “beat Australia.” Yahoo! Great news! Break out the bubbly! (As most of the commentariat have indiscrimately done.) This follows many other survey’s showing New Zealand and its cities to be among the world’s happiest, most ... more »

Ralph Nader Advocacy Group Argues for Government to Regulate Others (But Not It)

James Gattuso at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Ralph Nader - 900] On May 18, the Obama administration issued a new rule on overtime pay for employees, which at a stroke effectively turned millions of salaried employees into hourly employees eligible for overtime pay. It was roundly (and rightly) condemned by employers... more »

Crackheads stealing bikes for money

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Lets stop this flow of advangent arbitrage


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 hours ago
*UMass Divests From Fossil Fuel Industry That 'Perpetuates Injustice'* The winters are cold in Amherst, Massachusetts, where the state university relies on a modern central heating plant that burns natural gas most of the time, switching to fuel oil when gas is not available. But no matter. Now that spring is here, the heat is coming from students who are horrified at the university's financial investments in fossil fuels. Following protests (and student arrests) last month, the UMass System announced on Wednesday that it is the first major public university in the United States ... more »

Documents Show Trump University Manipulated Students Who Couldn’t Afford It

ELLIOT SPAGAT at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Trump University Cruz campaign] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Trump University instructed employees on how to play on peoples’ emotions to get them to buy more expensive seminars for succeeding in real estate, according to nearly 400 pages of court documents unsealed Tuesday. The “playbooks”... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( May 31 , 2016 ) Quick Hits ( 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Dow Components YTD Returns ; S&P 500 Sector ETFs - YTD Returns + 200 Day Moving Average ; Global Currencies Through May 2016 ; Commodity Returns Through May 2016 ; And Global Equity Return Through May 2016 . 2. Greece News De Jour . Libya In Focus - East , West And South. 3. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 1h 1 hour ago Dow Component Returns, YTD through May... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago S&P 500 Sector ETFs: All 9 above their 200-day moving average, 8/9 positive YTD. $SPY *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Global Currencies (vs. USD) through May... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Commodity Returns (YTD) through May... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Global Equity Returns through May... ... more »

What Would Ludwig von Mises Do in Venezuela?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Guest post by Tho Bishop* [image: Mises Venezuela2]The crisis in Venezuela is the most modern illustration of the horrific consequences of socialism and the devastating reality of hyperinflation. What makes this disaster all the more infuriating is that it could have been avoided with a basic understanding of history. We’ve seen the disaster of socialism and interventionism in various forms play out across the world time and time again with similar results, and yet new generations of central planners — backed by ideologically-aligned intellectuals — are consistently able to fo... more »

Justice Dept. Refuses to Obey Texas Judge’s Sanctions

ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Department of Justice - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday against a Texas judge’s demand that its lawyers attend an ethics course, saying the sanction is inappropriate and that complying with it could cost the government and taxpayers millions of dollars... more »

Brits: Make this politician redundant

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
British Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan invites British voters to make him redundant. In case you’re wondering, the audience declared the ‘Brexit’ speakers the winner, [Hat tip Leighton Smith] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

The Trruth is

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
No one thinks you can handle the turth cause it comes so far from above while the truth is if you knew the truth you would be an angel of change

are all of our leaders bleeders\\

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
If so are you not al leader yourself cause you bleed

BBC not faithfully reporting

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36416929 very clumsily hides the truth of what was said. The first sentence reports what the BBC want the warning to have been: 'The US has warned that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks' Damn those militants... The next sentence is the actual quotation: '"The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists," the State Department said.' The US State Department says 'terrorists' but the BBC's world v... more »

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Iraqi forces press on in Fallouja as concerns rise over 'human catastrophe'* As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallouja, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding “human catastrophe.” Islamic State fighters launched a fierce counterattack on the southern edge of the city, slowing the progress of the elite Iraqi counterterrorism troops, and the militants reportedly corralled civilians into a single neighborhood for use as... more »

There Are 46 Million Slaves Living In The World Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders: global index* LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe. The index, by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation, increased its estimate of people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, or trapped in debt bondage or forced labor to 45.8 millio... more »

Newest Article From John Kaminski: The Curse Of Knowing

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 6 hours ago
I have known for well over 3 decades now that the world is not as it seems..... I have learned over the last 4 decades of being a realist and a critical thinker, that we are all living a massive illusion where we are absolutely NOT free, but are indeed enslaved to a group that seeks domination over the entire planet... In my day to day travels, I am still so surprised that there are people out there that are absolutely clueless about our world... It does appear that the "Matrix" has indeed a hold over much of humanity, and many still have not taken the "red pill" to wake up and see ... more »

tat too girls and mystery worlds

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
tats I got not one if I was going there it would be a face tat like Mike Tyson\ but I struggle to admit I do not know shit aboot tating and why and what it means and how it is symtomtic of no real flesh dreams

UPDATE: Miami's Mayor Tomás Regalado Weights In On Herr Trumpf

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Who will stand up to Trump's racism in Miami-Dade? Not Mario Diaz-Balart* Yesterday we looked at how Democratic congressional candidates are running against Trump by tying their foolish opponents to Trump hate-filled messaging. Immediately on top of that reporting from the *NY Times* seemed to bolster exactly what FL-25 Democratic candidate Alina Valdes told us yesterday about her own campaign against Trump-supporter Mario Diaz-Balart. The Republican mayor of Miami made the point. Had Republicans nominated Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush for president, Tomás Regalado would have hurled him... more »

Gender Pay Gap: Study Reveals Why Women Choose to Earn Less

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Coffee, Barista, Women, Gender Pay Gap] New research suggests women earn less than men because they opt for jobs with more flexibility but less pay. From the White House to feminist lobby groups, a chorus of voices claims the gender pay gap is due to rampant sexism... more »

Trump Trails Clinton by Only 4 in Blue State New Jersey

Blake Neff at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump and Chris Christie - 900] Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton only has a small lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump in New Jersey, according to a new poll, suggesting Trump may be putting another safe Democratic state in play for November. The poll, conducted by... more »

Socialists Drive Fracking Out of Scotland, Costing Thousands of Jobs

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Fracking, Shale Oil, Natural Gas, Gasoline, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydraulic Platform, Oil Industry, Natural Gas Industry] Scotland's socialist government announced Monday that it is considering a permanent ban of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which would effectively end thousands of new job prospects. The ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) government reshuffled its cabinet early this month to move a minister who mildly supported fracking away... more »

Pensioner Crashes Head On Driving Wrong Way On M60 Motorway

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A pensioner drove over five miles down the wrong way on the M60 in Manchester before colliding head-on with other cars. The man in his eighties has been hospitalized while police inquiries are ongoing. AOL Travel reports: The pensioner was in a red Ford Fiesta and was spotted heading anti-clockwise in the right hand lane between junctions 3 at Cheadle and 9 at Trafford Park at 6.10pm on Monday 3 May. Two ambulances were sent to the scene after he crashed into two other vehicles. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured in the incident. One onlooker, Nathan Fearn, managed to capture ima...more »

EA804 UPDATE - strategy of tension? Or, is the Aegis system a piece of crap?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Egyptair 804 went down with 66 aboard* *on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - all perished* One of the most interesting and addictive things about blogging is that every once in a while...perhaps a couple of times a year...you come across something, some tidbit of information that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. You feel the beat of your heart quicken as you read the information presented and then factor it into all you already know about the topic. Yesterday, I had such a moment when I read blogger Scott Creighton's excellent report/update on the EA804 Egypt Air jet p... more »

U.S. - Pakistan Relations Are Now At A New Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Nicholas Wadhams and Kamran Haider, Bloomberg*: *Taliban leader's killing exposes deepening U.S.-Pakistan strains* * U.S. more willing to upset Pakistan as it pursues the Taliban * Congress weighs new restrictions on aid to Pakistan military The U.S. drone strike that killed the Taliban's top leader as he traveled through Pakistan reflects just how much the United States is willing to disregard an ally it increasingly sees as an obstacle to securing peace in Afghanistan. The May 21 killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour was an embarrassment to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government be... more »

Report: French UN Peacekeepers Forced Girls as Young as Seven to Engage in Bestiality, Oral Sex

Russ Read at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: UN peacekeepers - 900] Reports from the AIDS-Free World's Code Blue Campaign have alleged that French peacekeepers in Africa engaged in several cases of sexual abuse of local girls, ranging from forced oral sex to bestiality. The allegations are based on the testimony of 98 women and... more »

Maddow watch: Four days in May with a corporate clown!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016Cable star really bad at her job:* On Tuesday evening, May 24, Rachel Maddow decided to end her cable news show with a typical bit of snark. Tribal snark is now a standard part of Maddow's cable program. In such segments, we liberal viewers get our time wasted in remarkably low-IQ ways. But the purity of our tribal identity gets reinforced and stoked. Maddow's target in Tuesday's segment was New Mexico governor Susana Martinez. Donald J. Trump would be doing a campaign event in Albuquerque that night. But uh-oh! Martinez, who isn't a fan of Trump, had said sh... more »

Afghanistan War News Updates -- May 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VICE/Reuters*: *Taliban Attacks Have Killed Dozens of Police and Civilians Across Afghanistan in Past Three Days* The Taliban killed nine people and abducted 35 more in a series of bus attacks in the northeastern province of Kunduz on the same day that a leading humanitarian organization released a report revealing that the number of afghans internally displaced has doubled in the last three years to 1.2 million because of fighting and attacks. Province officials said the gunmen, wearing Afghan army uniforms, forced passengers from several busses that were traveling en route to K... more »

U.S. Issues Terror Alert For Travellers To Europe This Summer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Time*: *U.S Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack in Europe* *The alert asks U.S. citizens to "exercise vigilance" in public.* Following several terrorist attacks on the continent, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Tuesday warning Americans of the possibility of a terrorist attack in the summer months. The grim warning says targets could include restaurants, commercial centers, tourist sites, transportation and major events. It also singled out big events happening in Europe this summer: the European Soccer Championship, the Tour de France and Catholic Ch... more »

First U.S. Soldier Injured In Syria. Another U.S. Soldier Injured In Iraq.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. Soldiers with 4th Iraqi Army Division Stabilized Transition Team's security element teach the Iraqi Intelligence Surveillance Recon branch proper procedures when clearing a room in the ISR compound in Tikrit, Iraq, June 10, 2010. DOD *FOX News*: *Pentagon reports 1st American wounded in Syria campaign* The Pentagon announced Tuesday that for the first time since the U.S. sent special operations forces into Syria last year, an Islamic State attack wounded an American service member there. The attack unfolded north of Raqqa, ISIS’ de-facto capital in Syria, Pentagon spokesman C... more »

Islamic State Halts The Iraqi Army At The Gates Of Falluja

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Fear for civilians as Islamic State halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja* Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. The Iraqi army's assault on Falluja has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State, with the government backed by world powers including the United States and Iran, and determined to win back the first major... more »

Remaining Pentagon-Trained Syrian Rebels On The Verge Of Defeat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Washington Post:* *The last remaining Pentagon-trained rebel group in Syria is now in jeopardy* REYHANLI, Turkey — Throughout the fiasco of the Pentagon’s $500 million effort to train and equip a force of Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State, one small group endured. The New Syrian Army completed the U.S. training course in Jordan, infiltrated into Syria and then, in March, without fanfare or publicity, seized a pinprick of territory from the militants at the remote Tanaf border crossing with Iraq in the far southeast corner of the Syrian prov... more »

China's Army Will Now Permit 'Fatter' Recruits

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
General Mao Xinyu, grandson of Chairman Mao Tse-Tun. *The Telegraph:* *Chinese army surrenders to flabby recruits as weight criteria loosened* ‘Lean, mean, fighting machines' are set to be a thing of the past in China after the army confronted the country’s growing obesity problem by allowing more overweight recruits among its ranks. Army chiefs announced this week that they would loosen weight criteria limits set for new recruits, signifying a retreat in the long-running war against rising waistlines in China. Male applicants are now permitted to be 30 per cent above their ideal ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Isis fighting back as Iraqi forces try to take centre of Falluja* *Terror group launches counterattack but Iraqi commander says the group of about 100 fighters was eventually repelled* Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from Islamic State fighters as they attempted to enter the centre of Falluja, where there are fears for tens of thousands of trapped civilians. A day after announcing a push into the city, the last major population centre held by Isis in western Iraq, forces led by Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism service were met by a counterattack in the southern... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*AFP: **Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over S. China Sea* Washington (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will depart Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing's military expansion across the South China Sea likely will once again dominate discussions. Regional neighbors are fretting over what they see as China's expansionism as it rushes to exert sovereignty over the waterway, a major global shipping route believed to be home to large oil and gas reserves. China is using dredgers and other tools to convert low-lying ocean featur... more »

"Hot" Space Wars and other nonsense...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
By American Kabuki Lots of SSP disinfo drama being stirred up in these final moments of the separation. There is a possibility of yet more "storylines" to be released through the usual outlets. There is much needless drama at this moment. * 80% of all "ETs" look like us* to one degree or another. Especially the Pleiadians and the Andromedans, who came from the Early Atlantis eras on Earth and are "US". *Some facts...as best I know them....* 1. *The Australian SSP bases were abandoned last year.* 2. *There is no "hot space war" going on. * There is no "where" for them to... more »

Stop Spreading Fake Heroic and ‘Red Meat’ Stories About Trump

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Donald Trum New Mexico Puerto Rico - 900] There has been a surge lately of fake stories going around the internet crediting Donald Trump with everything from helping the military to championing Christianity. He has already made quite a few “red meat” statements to appeal to conservatives, so making up more... more »

Refugees Go on Wild Groping Spree at German Concert, Fondle 26 Women

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Schlossgrabenfestes 2009 - 900] Refugees in Germany sexually assaulted a minimum of 26 women at a weekend music festival in the city of Darmstadt. Police have arrested three Pakistani migrants so far after 26 women filed complaints with authorities, The Daily Mail reports. Law enforcement expects... more »

Former Mossad Head Defends Israeli Medical Aid To Al-Nusra Front

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
In the following video interview, the former director of Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, defends the country’s treatment of wounded fighters from al-Nusra Front on the Syrian border. Al Jazeera reports: In this web extra, Efraim Halevy tells Mehdi Hasan that he is not concerned that Israel had treated fighters in Syria from al-Nusra Front, which some say is al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch. “It’s always useful […] to deal with your enemies in a humane way,” Halevy says. When pressed on whether he believed the assistance was purely humanitarian, Halevy responds, “I didn’t say there’s ... more »

The Curious Case of Michael Sona

Alison at Creekside - 9 hours ago
These few lines at *Radio Canada* and Adam Donaldson's Guelph Politico Blog are the only mentions I have found anywhere that Michael Sona, convicted of aiding and abetting unknown perp(s) in an unsolved crime of unknown proportions, lost his sentence appeal on May 18 and headed back to jail to serve out his nine month sentence. Sona, with nothing to deal and no electronic or material evidence of his guilt produced at his trial, was such a likely fall guy. A couple of weeks before the 2011 election, CPC HQ had sent him out to halt voting at a special election poll at Guelph U tha... more »

Trinity Broadcasting Co-Founder and Host Jan Crouch Dies Days After Stroke

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Jan Crouch - 900] ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Televangelist Jan Crouch, who co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network with her husband more than four decades ago, died Tuesday just days after she suffered a stroke, her family said on the network’s website Crouch, instantly recognizable... more »

Where Did the Money Go? Trump Details Fundraising for Vets

JONATHAN LEMIRE & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump4 - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an angry and irritated Donald Trump listed charities Tuesday he says have now received millions of dollars from a fundraiser he held in January.... more »

Democratic Law Prof: ‘Difficult to Imagine’ Hillary Clinton Not Being Indicted

Casey Harper at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton - 900] A Democrat law professor and former Department of Justice official with decades of experience in government secrecy says "it is difficult to imagine" Hillary Clinton not being indicted. Dan Metcalfe dealt with information disclosure issues for more than 25 years as Director of... more »

Fukushima Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 9 hours ago
*Could moles really end up toppling Stonehenge? UN report warns furry creatures could destroy ancient site if the earth's temperature keeps rising* *The nonsense just keeps coming. Stonehenge has been through two periods hotter than now -- the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period -- yet the stones are still there. And if they do topple over, what's to stop pushing them up again?* Stonehenge could be toppled by moles if the earth’s temperature keeps rising, a United Nations report warned yesterday. The world heritage site is one of many that will be threatened by clima... more »

Neuro journal pulls article for data theft, prompts misconduct probe

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Neuroscientists have retracted a research letter less than two months after it appeared, admitting they appeared to pass off others’ data as their own. Two of the researchers are listed as affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the incident has led to a misconduct investigation at the institution, a UCSF spokesperson told […] The post Neuro journal pulls article for data theft, prompts misconduct probe appeared first on Retraction Watch.

7 Ways to Unf*ck Yourself and Save the World in the Process

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - You want to be worthy of that air you’re breathing?

Russia Will Not Let NATO Buildup Near Its Borders Go Unanswered

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister has said that the increase in NATO’s military presence near Russia’s borders will not go unanswered. “The Russian side has repeatedly stated that the buildup of the NATO military presence near Russian borders violates the spirit of the basic Russia-NATO pact and cannot be left unanswered by our country,” Aleksey Meshkovan told an international conference in Moscow. RT reports: The comments came soon after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at Warsaw University, where he said that the bloc planned to station even more military forces in ... more »

Stonehenge At Risk From Bugs Bunny!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/world-heritage-tourism-sites-climate-change-risks#.V01lp74wJ60 As well as neolithic monuments being at risk from a non existent sea level rise, the Union of Concerned Socialists Scientists reckon that Stonehenge is at risk from warm winters and rabbits. This is despite the fact it has managed to withstand all that the weather has managed to […]

Crazy making in the U.S. of A...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*it's a wonder we're not all wrapped up in a jacket that ties in the back.* Perusing the "news" this morning has left me wondering about the sanity of the American people. Candle light vigils for a gorilla and *death threats being leveled at the parents* of the kid who fell in the aforementioned gorilla's cage? No one loves animals more than I do. When living in Sedona, AZ, we had a rattle snake take up residence in our walled back yard. To ensure the safety of our little doggie we had to shoot the snake. I'm not a huge snake lover, but I felt bad. And please spare me the "you ... more »

Former Miss Turkey Found Guilty Of Insulting Turkish President

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A Turkish court has convicted Miss Turkey 2006 of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving her a 14-month suspended prison sentence. 27 year old model Merve Buyuksarac was found guilty of insulting a public official for postings she made on social media in 2014. The case was based on a satirical verse she had reposted on her Instagram account. RT reports: The so-called ‘Master’s Poem, ’ an adaptation of the Turkish national anthem, allegedly criticizes Erdogan, who served as prime minister for more than a decade prior to becoming president and has often been called “Buyuk Ust... more »

Teenager Gang-Raped, Murdered And Hung From Tree In India

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The body of a teenager was found hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh, India on Saturday. The 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, gang-raped and murdered and her body hung from a tree to give the impression that she committed suicide, according to police. The teenager went missing from her village on Friday after reports that men were following her. The Indian Express reports: The incident has triggered outrage, prompting the authorities to swing into action. Four constables have been suspended for dereliction of duty and two of the three accused named by the victim’s father ha...more »

Supreme Court Sides With Property Owners Against Obama Admin. in Wetlands Case

Sam Hananel at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution. The justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that a Minnesota company... more »

Hillary Clinton Wants to Know: Rules? What Rules?

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Hillary Laughing - 900] “Rules are made to be broken” is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton’s attitude (and Bill’s, too) about rules more than the late science-fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein, who said: “I... more »

Bernstein: The White House Is Terrified the Clinton Campaign "Is In Freefall"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The White House delivers another message via Carl Bernstein* *by Gaius Publius* The last time I featured former Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein on these pages, it was to showcase his delivery of messages he received from the White House, to the effect that the "White House" thought Clinton was blowing it with her Wall Street speeches stance, and because of that, the "White House" was freaking out (to put it colloquially) — at least as Bernstein tells it. Here's part of what Bernstein — a Clinton supporter — said last February (my transcript and emphasis; video at the link): *B... more »

Syrian Border Chaos as NATO Aims to Win Proxy War

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
*May 31, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - An engineered drama unfolds along the Turkish-Syrian border as terrorists armed and backed by a US-led coalition including NATO-member Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar allegedly battle both the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (ISIS) and Syrian-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF) near and around the Syrian city of Azaz. Reuters in a recent article titled, "Islamic State advance near Turkish border, civilians trapped," reports that: *Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched c... more »

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Says Trump Has Earned GOP Nomination

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Mitch McConnell - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that while presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “a phenomenon” and political outsider, he has earned the right to the GOP nomination and the party’s support. “I think Donald... more »

Katie Couric Finally Apologizes for Deceptive Editing of Anti-Gun Documentary

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: gun - 900] Katie Couric apologized and accepted responsibility for misrepresenting gun rights activists in her documentary Under the Gun, Monday. "I take responsibility for a decision that misrepresented an exchange I had with members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League," Couric said... more »

The Pentagon's Dark Budget

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Salon/TomDispatch.com:** The Pentagon’s dark money: Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air* *It's not just that its books don't add up. The Department of Defense is actively disguising how it spends its funds.* Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle. In any case, the Pentagon’s budget is as close to a work of art as you’r... more »

U.S. Congressman And The Pentagon Are 'At War' On Where A Military Base Should Be Built

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Shane Harris & Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast*: *Exclusive: Top Congressman Accuses Pentagon of ‘Criminal’ Leaks* *An obscure decision over a military base has turned into a Washington knife fight, with a leading congressman accusing the Pentagon of trying to stab him in the back.* Rep. Devin Nunes, the powerful chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has accused the Defense Department of misleading members of Congress about the cost of building a new military intelligence center at a base on a set of idyllic islands in middle of the Atlantic Ocean. But now, the Pentagon is tu... more »

North Korea State Media Endorses 'Wise' Donald Trump Over 'Dull' Hillary Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San Diego, May 27, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST *ABC News:* *North Korean Newspaper Endorses 'Wise' Donald Trump Over 'Dull' Hillary Clinton* Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has received his latest endorsement from an unlikely source: North Korea. Official state-run North Korean newspaper DPRK Today ran an editorial today praising Trump as a “wise politician” and “far-sighted candidate.” “The president that U.S. citizens must vote for is not that dull Hillary but Tr... more »

Another North Korean Missile Test Failure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*FOX News:* *North Korea missile launch attempt failed, Pentagon confirms* In the latest embarrassment for the communist nation of North Korea, a ballistic missile thought to have a range of 2,500 miles failed to launch early Monday morning, Pentagon officials confirmed to Fox News. This medium-range Musudan blew up shortly after takeoff, according to officials briefed on the latest intelligence. The missile had the potential to hit U.S. military bases as far away as Guam. "They are 0-4" one official said describing North Korea's most recent missile launch attempts. The failures c... more »

Top North Korean Official Makes A Surprise Trip To China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Ri Su-yong, vice chairman of the North Korean ruling party's Central Committee, arrives at Pyongyang International Airport before departing for Beijing, Tuesday. / Yonhap *Reuters*: *Top North Korean official visits China: Kyodo* One of North Korea's highest-profile officials, career diplomat Ri Su Yong, will visit China on Tuesday, Japan's Kyodo news agency said. Ri was the country's foreign minister until he was named a member of the politburo during the recent congress of the ruling Workers' Party. Kyodo said his departure from Pyongyang's international airport was confirmed. ... more »

Who Will Chicken Out First On the South China Sea Dispute: China Or The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Islands Disputed in the South China Sea | Graphiq *Panos Mourdoukoutas, Forbes*:* South China Sea Dispute: Who Will Chicken Out, China Or The US?* China and the US are on a collision course lately. Over the South China Sea disputes, that is. Each country has been upping the game, raising the chances of an “accident” that could destabilize the world’s fastest growing economic region. The South China Sea dispute begun as a regional dispute between China and several neighboring countries, but it soon turned into a showdown of economic and military might between China and the US. *Re...more »

U.S. - China War Of Words Over The South China Sea Continues (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer transits the East Sea during Exercise Ssang Yong 2016 March 8, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. NAVY/MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST SEAMAN CRAIG Z. RODARTE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Reuters:* *China to 'pressure' U.S. on maritime issues, paper says* China will "pressure" the United States on maritime issues at talks in Beijing next week because of Chinese concern about an increased U.S. military presence in the disputed South China Sea, a major state-run newspaper said on Tuesday. China has been angered by what it views as provocative U.S. military patrols close ... more »

The Science To Protect Soldiers From Bombs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A member of the U.S. Army's explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) unit scans the area around a burning M-ATV armored vehicle after it struck an improvised explosive device (IED) near Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar July 23, 2010. REUTERS/BOB STRONG *New York Times*: *To Protect Soldiers From Bombs, Military Scientists Build a Better Dummy* ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MARYLAND — As sometimes happens in rural America, someone has shot up a road sign. Given the gape of the hole and the fact that the road traverses Aberdeen Proving Ground, there’s a good chance... more »

Should Iraq Be Carved Up?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Luay al-Khatteeb. National Interest:* *The Folly of Lobbying to Carve Up Iraq* *The smooth Kurdish PR campaign.* “It was the Kurds,” wrote Thomas Friedman in 2014, “who used the window of freedom we opened for them to overcome internal divisions, start to reform their once Sopranos-like politics and create a vibrant economy that is now throwing up skyscrapers and colleges.” This has become the popular story of Masoud Barzani’s Kurdistan Regional Government that has circulated increasingly in Washington and London. According to this narrative, Iraq’s Kurds have been long oppresse... more »

This Is The New German Tank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *Brand New German Tank Showcases Capabilities (Video)* A video has appeared on the Internet showing the capabilities of a new German tank – the MBT Revolution. The video is said to have been posted on the German group Rheinmetall’s official YouTube channel, according to the website warspot.ru. The vehicle, according to the developers, is planned to become a serious competitor to Armata tanks, however if that is the case it will happen no earlier than 2030. In fact, this model is a modernized version of the Leopard 2A4 using the modular technology. It should not only re... more »

This Is How The U.S. Navy Would Destroy A Chinese Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Group in South China Sea *James Holmes, National Interest*: *Revealed: How the U.S. Navy Would Destroy a Chinese Aircraft Carrier* *America's answer to the 'carrier-killer missile.'* In 2020, as today, the carrier air wing will remain the surface U.S. Navy’s chief carrier-killer. U.S. CVNs can carry about 85 tactical aircraft. While estimates of the size of a future Chinese flattop’s air wing vary, let’s take a high-end estimate of 50 fixed-wing planes and helicopters. That means, conservatively speaking, that the U.S. CVN’s complement will be 70 percent ... more »

The Best Medicine For A Vet Is The Company Of Another Vet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters *Elisa Borah, The Conversation*: *Sometimes the best medicine for a veteran is the company of another veteran* Many take time on Memorial Day to remember the Americans who have given their lives in service to our country. For veterans and their families, that sentiment of remembrance is felt year-round. Many veterans suffer lifelong anguish over the loss of their brothers and sisters in arms. For them, Memorial Day is a day like every other day – a day they remember those who died at war. This shared grief is just one way some veterans are affected by the... more »

Murder Mystery on Noahs Ark

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 12 hours ago
Wa habi's sitting pretty without a single care multiple pneumatic deveices one for every day of the weeek if one gets old you do not even have to trade just make a deal for a new 12 year old This goes on every day in oil rich parts of the world and worse happens when they have no money so lets stop calling bees who only sting something like honey Every religion has silly hats and tats and supernatural tenants that make it special and all believe in love and peace beneath their sword beneath their vengeance beneath the expulsion or death for the blasempmahs for the mind that can not exce... more »

Save the Date for Ukraine Forum

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Will be held in Brunswick, Maine...... more »

On being a Pawn and all its prviliges

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
[image: Image result for images of chess boards] We are all pawns on a great Chess Game and I have never idendifed a single bishop or rook who are these guys?

5tth 6th or 7th extincion event

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Hey I dont have an app for that but we are deep into a last chance when the extinction event became live

Iraqi Army Find ISIS Tunnel Network In Fallujah

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A maze of terror tunnels excavated by ISIS have been discovered by Iraqi security forces in the city of Fallujah. The tunnels were dug under streets and between houses to provide cover for Islamic State militants. Fars News reports: The tunnels were over 1 kilometer long and the ISIL had cultivated plants on the roof and entrance of the tunnels in order to camouflage them against Iraqi airstrikes. The discovered tunnels were connected to each other and were used by the Takfiri terrorists to gain access to different parts of the city. Earlier on Tuesday, the Iraqi army backed by the ... more »

Denmark Plans To Stop Paying Salaries To Royal Family Grandchildren

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Politicians in Denmark plan to reduce the number of royal grandchildren who are eligible to receive annual state funded salaries. Queen Margrethe II has eight grandchildren and the Danish politicians state that “simple mathematics” requires them to think again about who should be eligible for funding. A ruling party spokesman said: “Simple mathematics dictate that there needs to be some sort of limit. Otherwise within a few generations there will be several hundred princes and princesses who need an annual salary” The Independent reports: There has been cross-party that Crown Prince... more »

Mind Virus Wetiko: Collective Shadow of Humanity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

Professor Stephen Hawking Can’t Define Donald Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Renowned British astrophysicist Professor Stephen Hawking admits he cannot understand or explain the appeal of billionaire American politician Donald Trump. The man responsible for bringing to our attention the workings of invisible Black Holes in the universe and the leading figure in theoretical physics and cosmology is lost for words when asked to explain the rise of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Tech Times reports: He has written about the secrets of the universe, stars, time and space, among many others. But there is one thing he admits he cannot understand or ... more »

Poll: Is duplication misconduct?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
If authors duplicate portions of their own work in multiple papers — such as descriptions of methods, a boilerplate background to their field, etc. — should that be considered misconduct? Of course, to many journals, duplication — also known as “self-plagiarism” is a retractable offense. A recent letter to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) from […] The post Poll: Is duplication misconduct? appeared first on Retraction Watch .

Time for Sanders, or Diane Ravitch, to Pack It In? Part 2

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Near the end of a recent commentary at *Huffington Post*, Diane Ravitch declared: If Trump is elected, I fear for the future of our nation and the world. And that is why I will not join in the vicious quarrels between partisans of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. I refuse to give ammunition to Trump for the campaign. Sanders and Clinton—and their allies-should focus their energies on defeating Trump, not on attacking one another. This post followed a few days after Ravitch posted at her own blog a summary of a half-baked opinion piece by a Clinton-supporting retired teacher wh... more »

Islam has become an enemy of the state

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Wa habi's sitting pretty without a single care multiple pneumatic deveices one for every day of the weeek if one gets old you do not even have to trade just make a deal for a new 12 year old This goes on every day in oil rich parts of the world and worse happens when they have no money so lets stop calling bees who only sting something like honey Every religion has silly hats and tats and supernatural tenants that make it special and all believe in love and peace beneath their sword beneath their vengane beneath the expulsion or death for the blasempmahs for the mind that can not except t... more »

The kabuki corpses of failed Green ideas: dead, but preserved and weilded by puppeteers

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 13 hours ago
Atomic Insights has what appears to be a new Green troll.  He dredged up the tried-and-discarded concept of shrouded wind turbines from a post at NBF.  Such ignorance deserves derision, and I gave him some: Check this out. http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/08/japan-has-wind-lens-turbine-design-that.html Oh, look, a rehash of a concept from the 1970's that went nowhere then for the same reasons it

LA To Convert Run-Down Motels Into Apartments For Homeless Veterans

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal that will allow nonprofit and private developers to convert “nuisance” motels into permanent, supportive apartments for 500 homeless veterans. The Free Thought Project reports: City officials consider the development a major accomplishment in the drive to create large-scale housing for the estimated 2,700 homeless veterans in Los Angeles County. The plan calls for developers to purchase crime ridden, often run down motels from private owners in an effort to convert them into efficiency apartments, according to the Los Angeles Times. It’s es... more »

Raw Carrot Juice an Effective Cancer Treatment for Survivor

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Ann Cameron survived stage IV lung and colon cancer after refusing chemo and radiation.

World Heritage At Risk From Global Warming – UCS

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/world-heritage-tourism-sites-climate-change-risks#.V01lp74wJ60 The Union of Socialist Concerned Scientists have teamed up with the UN for their latest scare story, how thousands of world heritage sites are at risk from climate change. Their British offerings include the remarkable neolithic site of Skara Brae in the Orkneys. http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/world-heritage-tourism-sites-climate-change-risks#.V01lp74wJ60 There’s only […]

The Last Post - Freedom of Speech

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
- *Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for his conduct following an incident when he pulled Conservative whip Gord Brown through a clutch of New Democrat MPs to hurry up a vote related to doctor-assisted dying. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)* *greencrow* *Rank 858* *Likes: 18755* Follow - *5213* *Comments* Here is my last post on the CBC website forums. After today, those making comments need to publish their first and last names....an infringement on the right to free speech. This comment is awaiting moderation by the site administrators. ... more »

US Praises War Crimes Conviction of Dictator Who Killed 40,000

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal, Monday, May 30, 2016. Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam declared Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture, in a packed courtroom, Monday. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the conviction of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kerry says Habre’s conviction is “a landmark in the global fight against impunity for... more »

DILBERT KNOWS BEST: Says Donald J. Trump is going to win!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016Part 1—It's not necessarily wrong:* First, a bit of disclosure. We've never read the Dilbert cartoon. Until yesterday, we didn't know the name of its creator. Today, we do know that name—Scott Adams. We know it because of an on-line report in the Washington Post, which explains why Adams thinks that Donald J. Trump will win November's election. Apparently, Adams thinks Trump is going to win by a large margin. In the passage shown below, the Post's Michael Cavna provides a basic outline of Adams' view. Cavna's report appeared in March. It offers this overvie...more »

Iraq’s First Battle of Fallujah 1941

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Today the Iraqi forces are attempting to take the city of Fallujah back from the Islamic State. The first time the town was fought over however was in 1941 during World War II. During that time the British were attempting to take Baghdad and overthrow the government of Premier Rashid Ali Gaylani that was allied with the Germans and Italians. When World War II broke out in Europe a group of Iraqi politicians and military officers sided with the Axis. This was due to three major factors. First, the Germans swept through Europe, and were threatening Egypt by 1941 leading many in the... more »

Tory MP’s Call On Cameron To Quit Over Brexit Lies

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
British Conservative party MP’s say they have lost their confidence in Prime Minister David Cameron and want him to quit over his ‘outrageous’ Brexit lies. The MP’s are openly calling for general election to be held before Christmas, adding further fuel to the Brexit debate with less than a month before the crucial referendum decides Britain’s future in the European Union (EU). Press TV reports: Tory MPs Andrew Bridgen and Nadine Dorries said Sunday that Cameron had effectively lost his parliamentary support after resorting to “lies” and “outrageous” claims in his bid to persuade Br... more »

Hollywood’s Dark Secret: Pedophilia, Child Actors and Those Who Escaped

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Elijah Wood - 900] Child abuse runs rampant in Hollywood, according to former child actor Elijah Wood, star of The Lord of the Rings, in a recent interview in The Sunday Times. Wood said there's a dark underbelly of Hollywood, filled with "vipers" who only have their...more »

PLOS ONE paper plagiarized from 17 articles — yes, 17

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A PLOS ONE paper about chronic pain plagiarized from multiple sources — 17, in fact. According to the retraction notice released by the journal last week, the paper contains “extensive verbatim use of text from other sources.” How did this make it past the editors? The journal published the paper in 2012 — before it began screening […] The post PLOS ONE paper plagiarized from 17 articles — yes, 17 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

If China "slashes tourists" any further, we'll be overrun

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*An abandoned housing project outside Taichung* So I've blown away the claim that the Kenya Deportations were aimed at Tsai Ing-wen, constructed an alternative and better fitting geopolitical scenario for the PRC's resumption of ties with Gambia, and already debunked the claim that tourists from China are falling. We will continue to hear this amusing ZOMG TSAI! narrative in the media, though... Speaking of tourists, the April numbers are out. Let's look at the massive cuts in tourism that China imposed on Taiwan as "punishment" for Tsai Ing-wen... MARCH: China: 363,878 up 30.09% ... more »

"Facebook Could Be Eavesdropping On Your Phone Calls"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Facebook Could Be Eavesdropping On Your Phone Calls"* *by WFLA* "It’s irresistible, enticing and addicting. And, it’s available 24-hours a day all over the world to billions of people. Facebook beckons to users seemingly with a two-prong approach – both the pressure and pleasure to post. We share stories, photos, triumphs and tragedies. It is ingrained into our daily lives so deeply that studies show people check Facebook, on average, 14 times a day. With all those eyes all over the globe dialed in and the purchasing power available, the online giant has tapped into a controver... more »

"Fate. Luck. Chance..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"That is life, isn't it? Fate. Luck. Chance. A long series of what-if's that lead from one moment to the next, time never pausing for you to catch your breath, to make sense of the cards that have been handed to you. And all you can do is play your cards and hope for the best, because in the end, it all comes back to those three basics. Fate. Luck. Chance." - Kelseyleigh Reber "Unless, of course, there's no such thing as chance... in which case, we should either- optimistically- get up and cheer, because if everything is planned in advance, then we all have a meaning and are spared ... more »

"June 7: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"June 7: FEMA Will Hold A Drill To Prepare For A 9.0 * *Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake And Tsunami"* by Michael Snyder "Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named Cascadia Rising that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than 50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across th... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
2002, "Starwalkers" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SovcBYRFIxw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place. Cataloged as IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula spans about 100 light years and lies about 6,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Centaur (Centaurus). *Click image for larger size.* The featured image, shown in scientifically assigned colors, was captured recently in an 11-hour exposure from a backyard near Melbourne, Australia. Two star clusters are visible: the Pearl Cluster seen on the far left, and Collinder 249 embedded in ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Brick, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by!


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Acceptance is a crucial step forward for those who prefer the idea of living this life over simply existing within it. Accept all that you've said and what you've done, because you cannot change your past. Accept the idea of the unknown, because the future is the unknown waiting patiently to reveal itself. Accept the person you have become thus far in your journey, because you are the only person who will be there with you when you finish it. Do all of this so that you may never find yourself having to accept regret that haunts you at two a.m., leaving you sweaty and broken hearted... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
We shall see... *May 30, 2016:* • “The FBI will “Blow the Whistle” if Hillary Clinton is not Indicted. “They’re Going Public” - http://www.globalresearch.ca/ • “The New State Department Report on Hillary’s Email, and Why it Matters” - https://alethonews.wordpress.com/ • https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1387

Politics: "’Crooked’ Hillary & The Coming Convention Coups”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"’Crooked’ Hillary & The Coming Convention Coups”* by James Howard Kunstler “That was the week Hillary began to look like the candidate who fell off a truck wearing a Nixon mask. Email-gate is taking on the odor of Watergate — the main ingredient of which was not the dopey crime itself but the stonewalling around it. The State Department Inspector General’s report saying definitively, no, she was not “allowed” to use a private, unsecured email server validated Donald Trump’s juvenile name-calling of “Crooked Hillary.” We may never hear the end of that now (if Trump is actually nom... more »

Memorial Day 2016

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
I wish you all a peaceful, thoughtful holiday.

Russia Demands That Turkey Withdraw Its Troops From Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Russian Foreign Minister has slammed the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi soil as “unacceptable,” and has called on Ankara to pull out from the Arab country. “We demand that Turkey withdraw its troops from the Iraqi territory where they are located to strengthen the sovereignty of Iraq, according to ex-Prime Minister [Ahmet] Davutoglu,” Sergei Lavrov said. Press TV reports: Last December, Turkey deployed some 150 soldiers, equipped with heavy weapons and backed by 20 to 25 tanks, to the outskirts of Mosul, the capital of Iraq’s northern Nineveh Province. Ankara claimed the de... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Japan Puts Military On Alert For Possible North Korea Missile Launch French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism Protestors in Ireland claim Apple's proposed data centre is too close to nuclear facilities The Fascinating Story Of How The Petrodollar Was Born And Lived In Secrecy For Over 40 Years Another conspiracy theory gets nod from the mainstream. NATO Ally Erdogan Says "Contraception Is Treason, Women Not Equal To Men, Muslims Must Multiply Descendants" FEMA Preparing For Magnitude 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake, Tsunami Brazil's N... more »

Who Says You Can't Buy An Election?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump keeps rolling along. And things keep getting worse for Hillary Clinton. The real campaign hasn't even started yet. A lot of Clinton's misery is of her own making. Trump is a sociopath -- who will say anything and stop at nothing to win. But, Gerry Caplan writes, things will really get bad when "Kochtopus" is unleashed from its underwater lair. The meme refers to: Charlie and David Koch and the astonishingly rich and powerful gang of extreme right-wing billionaires they have quietly organized over the past few decades. They have already wreaked havoc among Democrats a... more »

Under Obamacare, Small Business Owner Forced to Get Rid of Health Care Benefits or Face Fines Up to $500K

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: affordable care act obamacare - 900] When Maryland business owner Thomas Kunkel first learned about the Affordable Care Act, he was excited about the prospect of the new health care law. "From the small business standpoint, it was actually one of the first times I felt... more »

PKK/YPG Militias Annex More Syria Territory - Heading for Tabqua Dam

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Link * -US-backed Kurdish-led fighters have seized ground from the Islamic State group in Syria - The Syrian Democratic Forces, *(PKK/YPG and a facade of Arabs)* who *control a swathe of (Syrian) territory along the Turkish border,* launched a push south towards the ISIS stronghold of Raqa last week,* capturing a string of villages in the north of Raqa province.* "The SDF has captured 12 villages... northwest of Raqa in the past 36 hours," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. Abdel Rahman said that t*he villages lie 80 kilometres (50 miles) or more fr... more »

Syrian Kurds Keep Fleeing Syrians Out of Annexed Syrian Territory!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Just the facts, bearing in mind I don't cheer for terrorists ,* nor do I support the annexation of Syrian territory- whether it's done by Israel or by PKK/YPG Kurds* *Reuters* - Civilians fleeing an Islamic State offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control - Civilians have been fleeing fighting between Syrian rebels and the Islamic State group that advanced into the opposition-held town of Marea - The United Nations has expressed concern about an estimated 8,000 Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Al... more »

An Impossible Dream Coming True In South Jersey?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Grassroots candidates CAN smash the corrupt machine* When I met Alex Law for the first time last year he seemed like a smart kid with a big dream and a lot of idealism and no money. He kind of reminded me of New Hampshire progressive activist Carol Shea-Porter, circa 2006-- a full decade ago. Carol had an impossible dream. She wanted to defeat a powerful entrenched incumbent, Jeb Bradley, who had a load of money-- and Carol had none. Worse, yet, the head of the DCCC, Rahm Emanuel, decided Carol was "too progressive" and "too anti-war" for New Hampshire and he was backing House Majo... more »


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 15 hours ago
Years from now, when I recount the adventures of the past several weeks to my son, grandchildren and anyone else who will listen, about how I became caught up in one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history, I know I will look back and see how I was prepared. I will also see the way in which I was successfully prepared and, since I see myself as a pretty honest guy, see a few things I wish I had done differently in order to prepare. Shortly after the evacuation, someone asked me on social media if I thought that my northern experience had prepared me for events. I a... more »

European Court Adviser: Employers Can Ban Muslim Headscarf

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: modern female middle eastern college student] LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice says a European Union business may legitimately prohibit an employee from wearing a Muslim headscarf on the job, provided the ban is based on a general company rule... more »

Coincidence Leads to Arlington Burial for WWII Marine, His Body Recently Recovered From a Remote Pacific Island

CHRIS CAROLA at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: This undated photo shows Pfc James B. Johnson in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Johnson's remains, unaccounted for since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Pfc Johnson, 19, of Poughkeepsie, NY, died sometime on the first day of battle on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll in an attempt to secure the island from the Japanese, Nov. 20, 1943. (U.S. Marine Corps photo via AP)] ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- When Jim Johnson’s quest to find ou... more »

At school, teaching diminishes and brainwashing grows

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Interview with Václav Klaus Jr, the ODS shadow minister of education, the (former?) principal of Czechia's top high school PORG, and a son of the ex-president* *Via vklm.cz, Echo24, and The Invisible Dog* *At Czech schools, the teaching fades away...* *...while the brainwashing increases.* *In this era of a strong economy, education is becoming the most sensitive topic for Sobotka's government. The education minister Ms Catherine Valachová, a representative of the progressivist wing of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), is arriving with a whole spectrum of reforms and moves... more »

New Servergate Report Suggests Some Clinton Statements are False

LISA LERER & CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Home of Chicken and Waffles, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)] ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department’s inspector general reported this week. According to the findings,... more »

If Obama was Not the Political Savior, Neither is Trump

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tosses his coat during a rally at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.,Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)] Eight years ago, massive crowds gathered to hear Barack Obama's stirring message of hope and change. This young senator was not just a rising star, he was a superstar, and even overseas, crowds thronged to hear him. Eight years later, rather... more »

Iraqi Forces in Fallujah, Backed by U.S. Airstrikes, Repel ISIS Attack

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Smoke billows on the horizon as Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Monday, May 30, 2016. A wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group targeted commercial areas in and around Baghdad on Monday, killing more than 20 people in attacks that came as Iraqi troops poised to recapture Fallujah. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)] CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city’s south on Tuesday, a day after firs... more »

Health Officials Now Confirm 11 Cases of Measles in Arizona

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A cactus and sign mark the entrance to the Eloy Detention Facility for illegal immigrants on July 30, 2010 in Eloy, Arizona. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)] ELOY, Ariz. (AP) -- An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday. Seven of those infected are inmates at... more »

Signs of Hope in a Distressing Age

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: American Flag lit from behind - 900] “I can’t believe we blew this.” Marco Rubio had just spoken to a group of pastors and other faith leaders. In his speech, he seemed to perfectly diagnose the problems of our times -- including the lack of prioritization of the...more »

Verizon Strike Over, 40,000 Expected to Return to Work on Wednesday

JENNIFER PELTZ at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Young Man Talking on Cell Phone, Mobile Phone] NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health... more »

(Unprecedented Trump)  Why It's So Important for Hillary to be the Winning Candidate (So Say the Owners)  Romney-Obamacare Origins/Development  (Radiating Our Population Without Apology)  Current Fascism Defined  (Silencing the U.S. As It Prepares for Much More War)

The nomination of Trump is unprecedented; he was never elected to any office, and his “Republican” credentials are very thin, and throughout his adult life he was not driven by political or ideological considerations but by opportunistic impulses and by his boundless greed. This is a wealthy man - no one knows the size of his wealth, but certainly it is not as big as he claims - who

NATO To Increase Military Presence On Russia’s Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced an upcoming “landmark summit” in Warsaw in early July which will enhance the alliance’s defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and and the rest of Eastern Europe. He said that several battalions will be deployed in Poland, the Baltic States and elsewhere in the region that will guarantee an increase in the presence of ground troops and equipment. “So let me be clear: there will be more NATO troops in Poland after the Warsaw Summit, to send a clear signal that an attack on Poland will be considered an attack on the whole alliance,”... more »

Andrew Gough - Heretic Magazine Editor - Ancient Bee Worship and the Honey Drug Barons

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
not only have we lost our interest in the bee, but we appear to have lost all knowledge of Bees and Beekeeping in Ancient Times. In fact, more than that, it seem that there were ANCIENT BEE CULTS spreading from Mesopotamia to Egypt and into Minoa and beyond... very interesting (deep) bee research. *AFTERNOON UPDATE:* for those who want to delve further into this fascinating (near forgotten) subject here's an a more in-depth presentation from three years ago at Truth Juice Bristol by Andrew Gough about the ancient and venerated Bee Goddess. Honey, Poo-bear and King Arthur...... more »

Eat 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda Daily and THIS Happens to Your Kidneys!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
What all this indicates is that you make up a liter of bottled water with a teaspoon of soda and a teaspoon of salt and dissolve and refrigerate. Then pour a half cup into a glass and top off with water or juice. Everything else is too fussy and not even linked to your weight. Do this once or twice a day to see now you adjust. The main thing here is to make it easy to use. Even mix in a shot of apple cider vinegar into your glass if it works. All this will help counter all your bad eating choices. Even better, have dessert and follow with a glass of this stuff to cleanse ... more »

The Moral Case for Competitive Capitalism, Revisited

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
There is error in both sides of the arguments. Those errors have led to serious distortion, both economic and social. It is my contention that the solution lies in properly empowering the natural community of 150 individuals with access to fiat credit and to the rule of twelve. This creates a naturally limited economic floor that eliminates the possibility of poverty, while producing individuals transitioning to virtual communities at need to create larger pools of capital and wealth. Both levels honor capital enterprise as it is naturally rewarding to a defined community. Th... more »

Why Give Breaks to Huge Corporations When We Could Invest Public Money Down the Street?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Fundamentally large corporations have access to credit that smaller corporations do not. When that fails, it should be time to dis-invest. However we find instead that they quickly lobby for cash and incentives that will sustain them. This breeds dinosaurs. I am a firm supporter of providing credit as far down the food chain as is practical and micro finance shows us just how deep that really is. Better yet, if government finance and support were blocked after a set ceiling of perhaps ten percent of any given industry or the largest competitor we would create an incentive... more »

How Infecting Carp with Herpes can Help Save Dying River Systems

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: Once the carp are infected with CyHV-3, the virus multiplies over the next seven days or ...] The good news is that carp also provide good eating. The bad news is that we do not eat enough of them instead insisting on eating more threatened fish. I suspect we have to begin sequestering the fish briefly in order to fatten them up on soy for a few days in order to perfect taste and then harvest them to provide ample fish protein for fillets and manufactured food products. It all has to be a solution for something. Again this is something that governments need to become p... more »

How The Meaning Of Cancer Has Changed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
The real defense against cancer happens to be lifestyle as is generally obvious. It is just difficult to live up to. In the meantime we have been making progress in our general understanding of the many aspects of the disease. I also consider a number of alternate therapies useful as well even if they merely slow or halt progress which may be good enough. What is clear is that our understanding has become far richer and that is good. Intervention that impacts the immune system appears contraindicated so far. We are fighting many similar diseases and our tool kit is improvin... more »

8 Secrets to Living Beyond 100 from the World’s Healthiest People

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: Hunza 4] The list here is excellent but what is noteworthy is the slight meals. There are two a day but they are seriously small. What i have learned is that we educate our bodies to eat far too much. We all need a reeducation plan more than anything else. Hunza bread is also recommended as a potent natural food that is an excellent satisfier as well. I added an item here at the end. The hard part is learning how to live the life way in the first instance when everyone around you will balk. . *Secrets to Living Beyond 100 from the World’s Healthiest Peop... more »

Return to Source – The Spirit’s Journey Home

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
I would like to beg the question whatever for? It is clear to myself that we will produce a human Heaven on Earth. It is also clear that our lives as mortal beings will run on as long as we like into thousands of years.. That is our destiny for separating from the source in the first instance. Multiple lifetimes has brought us to the present. Terra forming Terra is our task and also our reward. So why return and give up the magical experience and transformation? What is so attractive about pure oblivion? This cannot be the answer at all. Add in our suspicion that the n... more »

How Money From Pharmaceutical Companies Sways Doctors’ Prescriptions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
This is actually an important question. Yet the amount of cash value involved is barely significant. What is significant is the level of social interaction attested to by the luncheons and the speaking fees. This develops a sense of obligation and brand loyalty that becomes irresistible and that is the marketing strategy. worse, anything else would fail. So let us not be stupid. The defense is to ask your pharmacist or even your doctor for the non brand version. I presume that these folks must confirm proscriptions for credits so changing it at the pharmacy works best. ... more »

Subsidy Tracker Reaches Major Milestones

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 16 hours ago
Subsidy Tracker, the free subsidy database created in 2010 by Good Jobs First, has reached major milestones in its coverage of state, local, and federal subsidies. This month's enhancements to the database bring it to a once-unimaginable 500,000 individual incentive awards with a cumulative nominal subsidy value of $250 billion! That's starting to add up to real money! I explained two years ago how to use the data from Megadeals or Subsidy Tracker to compare a proposed economic development incentive package with past subsidies given in the same industry to get some idea whether the ...more »

Socialism has Always Sounded Great, and has Always Disappointed

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign stop Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)] Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment,... more »

Director Roman Polanski Had Sex With a 13-Year-Old Girl. Is the Law About to Net Him, Again?

MONIKA SCISLOWSKA at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this file photo taken in Krakow, Poland, Oct. 30, 2015, filmmaker Roman Polanski talks to reporters after a Polish judge ruled that the Polish law forbids his extradition to the U.S., where in 1977 he pleaded guilty to having had sex with a minor. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, who took office in November, has requested the Supreme Court to annul that ruling and allow for Polanski's extradition. Polanski is a French and Polish citizen.] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland’s justice minister on Tuesday revived an effort to have filmmaker Roma... more »

Obama’s Former Attorney General: Snowden Did ‘Public Service’

MICHAEL BIESECKER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Eric Holder - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Edward Snowden performed a “public service” in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast... more »

many worlds

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 19 hours ago
Many-worlds interpretation Double Slit Experiment Schrödinger's cat

Suffer the Children

killing Mother at killing Mother - 20 hours ago
In his epic new work *Half-Earth*, renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson opens with the most poignant description of humanity I have ever seen: *Storyteller, mythmaker and destroyer of the living world. Thinking with a gabble of reason, emotion and religion. Lucky accident of primate evolution during the late Pleistocene. Mind of the biosphere. Magnificent in imaginative power and exploratory drive, yet yearning to be more master than steward of a declining planet. Born with the capacity to survive and evolve forever, able to render the biosphere eternal also. Yet arrogant, reckless, ... more »

May 30: Too much news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/drowned-baby-picture-migrant-1.3607030 Canadians fought and died in World War Two for many reasons. Many joined up from a sense of loyalty to Britain. Many joined up because there were no jobs. My uncle joined to get away from his wife and children so he could party. A severely retarded boy of 16 who played with me when I was six because, I guess, we were the same mental age stole his older brother's draft notice and joined up because he got a thrill out of hearing his heels click when he marched. There were many reasons why men died. For many, soldiers ...more »

Trump: If I Am Assassinated There Will Be Civil War

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Grassroots political observers think Donald Trump is right to believe there could be an uprising leading to a civil war if the popular Republican presumptive nominee is assassinated. Trump moved ahead of Hillary Clinton in the presidential polling averages for the first time this week, while the death threats against him became louder and more insistent. New World Order experts believe Donald Trump’s anti-establishment views, in particular his promise to expose the truth about 9/11, mean he is right to fear being the highest profile politician since JFK to be assassinated. The New W... more »

Teenager Discovers Lost Mayan City

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A Canadian teenager has discovered a lost Mayan city by comparing ancient Mayan star charts and modern satellite images in his bedroom, proving yet again that most scientific discoveries begin life as ‘kooky’ conspiracy theories dismissed by the mainstream. 15-year-old William Gadoury, from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, had a theory that Mayan cities were laid out to mirror the constellations and there was still one major city left to be discovered – a theory he was told was nonsense by mainstream Mayan historians. However the teenager wasn’t convinced by the received wisdom. Using ...more »

CIA Chief Says Al-Qaeda Never Existed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A former senior CIA intelligence officer claims that Al-Qaeda has never existed in the past, and does not exist today in any form. Michael Scheuer was the CIA’s Chief of the ‘Bin Laden Issue Station’ and has gone on the record saying that the terrorist organisation blamed for the 9/11 attacks was a creation of the CIA. Collective-evolution.com reports: Below is a video of Michael Scheuer being interviewed by RT news. Scheuer is a former CIA intelligence officer of 20 years. He is also an author, foreign policy critic, and a political analyst. Currently, he works as an adjunct profe... more »

Doctors Blame Monsanto For Brazil’s Microcephaly Outbreak

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A group of doctors are challenging the theory that the Zika virus is responsible for birth defects in babies in Brazil, saying that Monsanto are responsible for microcephaly among newborns. A report from the Argentine doctors’ organisation, Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns, says that a chemical larvicide that produces malformations in mosquitoes was introduced into the public drinking water supply in 2014. Healthynaturalcures.org reports: This poison, Pyriproxyfen, is used in a State-controlled programme aimed at eradicating disease-carrying mosquitoes. The Physicians added that ... more »

EgyptAir MS804: US Navy Drill Cover-Up Underway

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Egyptair Flight MS804 flew directly through a US Navy training exercise just moments before it crashed, and the US military are now attempting to cover it up. The US Navy have removed references to their Phoenix training exercise from their website. American Everyman reports: Here’s a screenshot of their search page. You can see the article they had up talking about how the Phoenix Express drills in the Mediterranean Sea had begun. This is the same article I used as a source in my first article about the drill. And here is what that links to now. Gone. History. Down the rabbit hole.... more »

Iran Bans Citizens From Saudi Arabia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Iran have banned its pilgrims from travelling to Saudi Arabia to take part in the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage, accusing the country of failing to guarantee the safety of Iranian citizens. Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia remain high after the countries cut off diplomatic ties with each other following the execution of a Shia Cleric in Saudi Arabia. CNN.com reports: Saudi officials refused to provide Iranian pilgrims with consular support or guarantee the security of pilgrims, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said in an interview with the Channel 3 te... more »

S. Korea Say North Korea About To Launch Ballistic Missile

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
South Korea have warned that North Korea may be about to launch a ballistic missile, as Japanese intelligence suggest a launch is imminent. “We are tracking any missile-related signs and maintain a high state of readiness,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Japan have put its military on high alert amid signs that North Korea are making the necessary preparations for the ballistic missile launch. Msn.com reports: UN resolutions ban North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast. Tensions have b... more »

Greece Treats Putin Like A King During Official Visit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been given a royal welcome by the Orthodox monastic community in Holy Mount Athos in Greece. The Russian leader made a pilgrimage to the holy place at the end of his official visit to the country, where he was met with admiration by holy officials. Sputniknews.com reports: At the end of his official visit to the country, the Russian leader made a pilgrimage to the holy place, where he was met with excitement and admiration. “As Putin, completing his visit to Greece, reached Athos this Saturday, the monks welcomed him as a superstar, and even more...more »

Banking Insider Says ‘Things Are Going To Get Much Worse’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A banking insider has warned that the economy is about to crash, and it will be much worse than anybody can imagine. According to an anonymous posting online, the insider warns “If you have an IRA, 401K look for a 40% – 80% cut (depending on the financial stability institution who holds it“. According to Godlikeproductions.com: Talked to my banking contact. He/she was called back in from vacation, no chance of vacation anytime soon. “Things are much worse than anyone realized. If you have an IRA, 401K look for a 40% – 80% cut (depending on the financial stability institution who ho... more »

Summer Kickoff Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
It's time to kickoff Summer and what better way to do so than with a huge giveaway full of products to make your summer even more amazing! Check out the great brands that are participating and the items one lucky winner will receive: *H2OGO!:* H2OGO! is your destination for summer inflatable fun! The H2OGO! Color Wave Pool makes a wonderful addition to your backyard. Your kids will have an enjoyable time in the summer with the new H2OGO! Color Wave Pool which has built-in LED lights that illuminate the pool in five different neon colors! It features a wave generator for that fun... more »

British Public Outraged As Brexit Ballot Fraud Discovered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Outraged citizens in the UK have reported that postal ballots for the upcoming in-out referendum are fraudulently dissuading voters from voting for a Brexit outcome. “I am appalled by it. It should be neutral,” said one resident who said the postal ballot strongly suggests that they should vote for Britain to remain part of the European Union. Zerohedge.com reports: The “How to vote by post” forms were sent out last week… And, as The Telegraph reports, this has prompted furious complaints from anti-EU campaigners, as the step-by-step guide includes advice to “read the instructions... more »

Transpicuous News: Lightning or Earth Electrical Discharge?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 22 hours ago
Oh the Questions. I love it when you read a news story, that's carried by every news agency across the planet and not one of them has the same information or facts. "Wild Lightning in Paris" hit's 11, or 9 or 5 or .... some people, Killing 3 or 5 or 1.... or critically injuring 8 or 3 or 1 person.... Yep. Immediately my alarm bells ring and I have to go a diggin'!!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3615105/Child-critical-condition-Paris-lightning-strike.html http://fullact.com/40-children-hurt-by-lightning-in-france-and-germany/ http://www.theguardian.com/world... more »

Greens & Labour discover MMP

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
If you’ve wondered how the National Party has managed nearly three full terms of government despite doing nothing a ruling Labour Government would also have done, one reason is that Her Majesty’s Opposition is so inept. Case in point: MMP has now been in operation in this country for the last seven elections. Seven. And both leading opposition parties agitated for its introduction. Yet after three crushing defeats by the Blue Team these mental giants have only just now discovered they should work together to defeat National. No, you’re right. You can’t make this stuff up. .. C... more »

Susan St John v Lindsay Mitchell on child poverty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Social science academic and would-be policy-maker Susan St John takes issue with Lindsay Mitchell’s report, blogged here yesterday, that found a strong correlation between relative child poverty and single-parent families, saying *We can agree with her that sole parents and their children have higher rates of child poverty compared to married or defacto couples with children.* *But around 50% of poor children come from two-parent households. * Which is pretty much what Lindsay’s report says as well, i.e., *51% of children in poverty live in single parent families.Single pa... more »

The Answer

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

U.S. Convoy in Czech Republic 'Mooned"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
RT reports: A Czech veteran opposed to the “aggressive missions” of the US in Europe was arrested this weekend for 'mooning' a US military convoy heading to the Russian border to perform war games. Martin Zapletal, a member of a group of Czech and Slovakian soldiers opposed to NATO, described the US soldiers as* “aggressors, killers and occupiers”* as Dragoon Ride II paraded through their country heading eastward. Police arrested Zapletal who is understood to be facing charges of *“disorderly conduct,”* for which he could be jailed for up to the three years. More than 1,400... more »

Memorial Day Parade in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
There was a forecast for steady rain today at the same time we were set to take part in the Memorial Day parade from Topsham to Brunswick, Maine. Our local group PeaceWorks and Maine Veterans For Peace lined up as we do each year and thank goodness the rain held off til the end of the parade. The theme of the parade this year was "Remember Pearl Harbor" - another incendiary memory that the military industrial complex keeps alive in order to sell endless war and weapons. Our PeaceWorks planning committee agreed that we would riff off the 'Pearl Harbor' theme in order to bring the ... more »

Who Will Protect Social Security From Paul Ryan? Not Trump-- And Not Any Corrupt Conservatives From Either Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Over the weekend, the *NY Times* speculated that the "early optimism" in the Clinton camp for an easy landslide win against a Trump campaign weighed down with so much baggage "is evaporating." The hopeless party hacks and mercenary lobbyists who control her dull, utterly conventional campaign have no idea how to fight Trump. "In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party that Mrs. Clinton is struggling to find her footing. While she enjoys many demog... more »

The Top 5 Misconceptions About Objectivists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Many folk harbour many misconsceptions about Objectivists. Despite popular belief to the contrary however we don’t eat babies for every breakfast. We don’t all hate Van Gogh. And there is vast disagreement over how many candles to use on our Ayn Rand shrine. So here to clean up your many misconceptions is Sunny Lohman’s thoroughly researched and completely authoratitive guide to The Top 5 Misconceptions About Objectivists. There. Done. Although I never did like Star Trek. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Easy Red, White and Blue Bubble Necklaces

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
We love bubble necklaces in our house. My girls have one for just about every occasion. They add such a cute element to each outfit that I can't seem to help buying them in each color. Yes, I said buy. While I love almost every kind of crafting, jewelry making has remained way over my head. I have always assumed that bubble necklaces would be too hard to make. When Fizzy Pops contacted me and asked if I wanted to try my hand at making them, I hesitantly agreed. I love the necklaces, but jewelry making has always seemed so frustrating. But, I made my first necklaces this weekend an... more »

Before You Apply at KIPP or Another "No Excuses" School . . .

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
KIPP continues its job fairs this summer, trying to fill the many slots left by teachers too exhausted or too fed up to continue. Here is one example of a job fair in Houston: If you are thinking about applying to work at KIPP or any other "no excuses" school, I hope you will read what 25 former "no excuses" teachers had to say about working at these schools:

Miley Cyrus - The Backyard Sessions - "Jolene"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
https://youtu.be/wOwblaKmyVw Miley Cyrus can sing!

George Ezra - Blind Man in Amsterdam

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago

How Do Normal People View Trump And Trumpism In The Rest Of The World?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
It's always worth hearing what people across the world are are listening to about our country. And when it comes to mainstream Arab coverage, *al-Arabiya*'s Hisham Melhem's analysis is especially worthwhile. Melhem has been trying to explain the Trump phenomenon to folks in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria and Kuwait. He explains Trump's rise in terms of angry masses of Republican voters. And he predicts that history show "that the United States of America, the strongest, most influential country in history circa 2016 held an elect... more »

Quote of the Day: On success

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"For I have a single definition of success: you look in the mirror every evening, and wonder if you disappoint the person you were at 18, right before the age when people start getting corrupted by life. Let him or her be the only judge; not your reputation, not your wealth, not your standing in the community, not the decorations on your lapel. If you do not feel ashamed, you are successful. All other definitions of success are modern constructions; fragile modern constructions."* ~ Nassim Taleb . [Hat tip Scott Powell] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permis... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Taking care of some visitors from overseas tonight. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Accommodation Supplement = Landlord Subsidy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The govt’s Accommodation Supplement has been getting air time today because of long-term mistakes in how it’s been paid, and because it received an $80 million increase in the budget. Did you know how much this Accommodation Supplement costs taxpayers every year? $2.2billion is the answer, paid out every year to 286,000 people who qualify for it. (That’s around $8000 each per year, in case you were wondering, the total amount being far more than even most ministries are able to spend every year, paid to more than half of the 450,000 or so rental households.) Do you know where ... more »

Au revoir

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
For my final post before I officially begin my two-week holiday in Raqqa, here's a Bank Holiday Monday smorgasbord... ****** *Today* I was going to begin it with John Humphrys's interview with Jackie Walker, but Sue and Sarah AB have absolutely nailed it already. "Bungled" is *le mot juste*. My original thoughts were to outline JH's interviewing here with phrases like "gumming" and "whacking her with a moth-eaten feather duster" but "bungled" is a much more precise way of putting it. JH was simultaneously woefully under-prepared and distressingly OTT. She walked all over him ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day ago
*Where Credentialism has led* *Burlington College closes under unwanted spotlight* Burlington College closed its doors for good on Friday. Burlington College, once a thriving school for artists, now looks abandoned and bereft. The huge red-and-white sign congratulating graduates remains, but faculty name placards have been pulled from the walls. Empty nails line the corridors, and the front doors are locked. After 44 years of operation, the college closed for good on Friday. And the timing couldn’t be worse: As they salvage artwork and pack up classrooms, former students a... more »

Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photo of Trinity River below Lewiston Dam by Dan Bacher. Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement Will 'Condemn Tribe to Poverty'  by Dan Bacher Censored News On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the

Top Vietnamese Communist Leader Thanks Veteran American Anti-War Activists For Their Support In Winning The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo*: Viet Cong Leader Nguyễn Thị Bình. Wikipedia *Daily Caller:* *Vietnamese Communist Leader Says US Anti-War Activists Helped Their Victory* In the weeks leading up to Memorial Day and President Barack Obama’s scheduled trip to Vietnam, a prominent Vietcong communist leader privately thanked American anti-war activists for helping defeat the U.S.-allied government in Vietnam in the 1970s, saying protest demonstrations throughout the United States were “extremely important in contributing to Vietnam’s victory.” For Vietnamese guerrilla leader Madam Nguyen Thi Binh, who sent ... more »

Altered Beast for the MegaDrive/Genesis

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
"Wise from your gwave!" An entire generation of gamers were introduced to Sega's 16-bit wonder machine with those very words. Grab your pack-in copy of *Altered Beast*, slam it in the slot, hit start and straight away your spanking new console was making like Jonathan Ross. Bwilliant. For folks of a certain age, no introduction is necessary for this game. It's fondly remembered and hated in equal measure because of its ubiquity and simple beat 'em up gameplay. And if you didn't have a MegaDrive, it was hard to escape as it was one of those rare games that got converted to every mac... more »

Doctors Fear Scarring Bug Disease Brought to Europe by Migrants

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 26 Shafiqa,14, waits for treatment at a free specialized clinic for leishmaniasis supported by World Health Organization (WHO) October 26, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a parasite transmitted by a tiny sandfly that can lead to severe scarring, often on the face. Leishmaniasis plagues Afghanistan's poor, who often sleep on the floor, and the disease isn't a priority for the government and its aid donors who are grappling with infant mortality, tuberculosis, malaria and trauma. The most common form of the disease i... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day ago
*Climate skepticism a winner for Trump* Americans who fear Muslim terrorists love Donald Trump, as do Americans who want to keep out illegal Mexican immigrants. Trade protectionists and foreign-policy isolationists also love Trump. These voting groups, all part of the Trump coalition and all marginalized by elites because of their stance would see themselves as vindicated and count themselves as winners should Trump become president of the United States. But other important groups, little discussed by the punditry, also embrace Trump for validating the causes that animate them, al... more »

Russia Is Developing Its Own Railgun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Sputnik News: **Russia Developing Own Railgun on Par With US 'Battlefield Meteorite'* The US newest weapon, the railgun, is of no surprise to Moscow and Russia is also developing one of its own, the first deputy of the Russian upper house’s Defense and Security Committee said Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier, the Wall Street Journal published the first pictures of the railgun, in development for a decade. Transforming a 25-pound projectile into nothing short of a battlefield meteorite obliterating anything on its path, the weapon does not use gunpowd... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
World News Briefs (Evening Edition) and Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials will return tomorrow evening.

Climber Feels Guilty Over Wife’s Death On Everest

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A heartbroken husband has blamed himself for his wife’s death on Everest after leaving her alone on the mountain while he continued climbing the summit. ITV reports: Australian couple Robert Gropel and his wife Maria Strydom were on a joint trip to ascend the mountain when she became ill near the peak. He asked if she would mind waiting while he carried on, not realising that she had developed altitude sickness which would claim her life within hours. “I asked: ‘Do you mind if I go on,’ and she said: ‘Yes, you go on, I’ll wait for you here’,” he said in a tearful interview describin... more »

Study Links Artificial Sweeteners To Type 2 Diabetes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new study by York University in Toronto warns that artificial sweeteners can cause type 2 diabetes. The sugar alternatives, noticeably aspartame, causes changes in gut bacteria, which in turn can lead to glucose intolerance. Sweeteners like saccharin, aspartame and sucralose, are used widely in western diets and are found in a multitude of foods and drinks. Activist Post reports: While the medical industry continues to promote artificial sweeteners as a healthy alternative to sugar, and while major food corporations insert these alternatives into food products unnecessarily, res...more »

Memorial Day 2016

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 1 day ago
Memorial Day is meant for remembering those who died in military service (a worthy commemoration). It's also a holiday that naturally spurs thoughts of civilians killed in war, of living veterans and how they're treated, and how war is discussed in our country. It's only right to pause and remember the dead. And perhaps the best way to honor them the other days of the year is by challenging the

Link on Atomic Vets

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Clyde Haberman. Veterans of Atomic Test Blasts: No Warning, and Late Amends. The New York Times, May 29, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/30/us/veterans-of-atomic-test-blasts-no-warning-and-late-amends.html?emc=edit_th_20160530&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000&_r=0*Required to sign a secrecy oath, atomic veterans were experimental subjects for studying the effects of atomic fallout....* * Here is a link to the US Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments: http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/radiation/ *

Entrenched Class Hierarchies

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
It turns out that today's wealthy individuals in Florence share the same surname as the richest families there 600 years ago: Josh Zumbrun. May 19, 2016. The Wealthy in Florence Today Are the Same Families as 600 Years Ago.The Wall Street Journal, http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/05/19/the-wealthy-in-florence-today-are-the-same-families-as-600-years-ago/ Researchers compared data on Florentine taxpayers in 1427 against tax data in 2011 and found about 900 surnames still present in Florence. They find strong evidence that socioeconomic status is incredibly persistent. The wealth... more »

Was TEPCO Injecting Nitrogen into Unit 1 Yesterday?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
I presume that this contraption, which I've seen before, is used to inject nitrogen into unit 1. In the past, emissions have been reduced after this treatment, but today's emissions don't seem to have been impacted much by yesterday's infusion:

NATO To Raise Military In Poland After Warsaw Summit In July

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW:* *NATO urges members to stand up to 'Russian military assertiveness'* NATO has urged member nations to stand up to what it calls "Russia's military assertiveness." The head of the military alliance has also pledged to strengthen the alliance's forces along its eastern borders. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in Warsaw to lay the groundwork for NATO's July summit, said: "I expect leaders at Warsaw to agree on an enhanced forward presence in the east of the alliance." "An attack on any ally will be swiftly met by the forces from across the alliance, from both sides of ... more »

Turkish President Erdogan Accuses Russia Of Arming Kurdish PKK Militants In Their War Against Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine Erdogan, greets supporters during a rally to mark the 563rd anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer *Reuters*: *Turkey's Erdogan accuses Russia of arming PKK militants* Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia of providing anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), government officials said on Monday, confirming reports in local media. Speaking to reporters on board his airplane after... more »

#DebtTrapDebbie Loves Corrupt PACs And Corrupt PACs Love #DebtTrapDebbie Back

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Is she schmearing cream cheese on your bagel?* This spring we've had occasion to explain the workings of the sleazy lobbyist and consultant-driven CBC PAC. Although many of the PAC's board are conservative Democrats, it really isn;'t about ideology as much as it's about corruption and careerism. Conservative Democrat Angela Rye is on both boards. Recently the Bernie-hating Rye (of Impact Strategies), who is currently angling for a job at the centrist-friendly MSNBC, blasted "white progressives" on her Twitter account for pointing out that the CBC is a virtual vacuum cleaner for br... more »

Coastguard rescues suspected migrants off Kent coast per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36407685 begins: 'Eighteen Albanians, who are believed to be migrants, are among 20 people to have been rescued from a boat off the Kent coast in the English Channel.' Surely the word illegal should appear between be and migrants. Else the word invaders should replace migrants.

President Obama's Visit To Hiroshima Is Panned By Critics On Both The Right And Left

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Dave Boyer, The Washington Times:* *Obama’s Hiroshima visit panned by critics on left, right* President Obama burnished his legacy as the president who went to Hiroshima, but critics on the left and right say the historic visit probably won’t make a bit of difference for his dream of a world without nuclear weapons. “In terms of his avowed goal of nuclear disarmament, no,” said Dean Cheng, a specialist on Asia and national security at the Heritage Foundation. “The Chinese aren’t going to give up nuclear weapons, the Russians aren’t going to give up nuclear weapons.” Peace group... more »

fucked my way up to the top

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
City of Women

The Crown

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*Purple.* "Now mark me, how I will undo myself; I give this heavy weight from off my head And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand, The pride of kingly sway from out my heart; With mine own tears I wash away my balm, With mine own hands I give away my crown, With mine own tongue deny my sacred state, With mine own breath release all duty's rites: All pomp and majesty I do forswear; My manors, rents, revenues I forego; My acts, decrees, and statutes I deny: God pardon all oaths that are broke to me! God keep all vows unbroke that swear to thee! Make me, that nothing have, with... more »

Bill Kristol Teases an ‘Impressive’ Independent Candidate is Getting in the Race

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Mystery-candidate-900] Bill Kristol has lit a political fire this Memorial Day weekend, hot enough to cook steaks. The conservative pundit and editor of The Weekly Standard sent out a tweet Sunday declaring that an “impressive” independent candidate is set to jump into the... more »

Mafia Expert Says The UK Is The Most Corrupt Country In The World

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A world-renowned expert on the Italian mafia, journalist Roberto Saviano, says the UK is “the most corrupt country in the world”. Saviano has spent more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia. Speaking at Britains Hay festival, the anti-mafia journalist said British financial services made the UK the world’s most corrupt nation He told the audience : “If I asked you what is the most corrupt place on Earth, you might well tell me it’s Afghanistan, maybe Greece, Nigeria, the South of Italy, and I will tell you it’s the UK” “It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not ... more »

Under President Obama 2,500 Americans Have Died in Afghanistan And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama places a challenge coin on a memorial as he and first lady Michelle Obama pay their respects for the dead soldiers at the conclusion of service in Fort Hood, Texas April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Rolling Stone*: *Some 2,500 Americans Have Died in Afghanistan and Iraq Under Obama* *Under Obama, America has been at war for longer than under any other U.S. president* In Barack Obama's keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention — the speech that catapulted him onto the national stage — the bright-eyed, loose-limbed senator from Illin... more »

The importance of Quds Day (Friday, July 1st this year)

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Quds News Agency - How do you see the essentiality of the day of Quds in light of the current regional upheavals in the Middle East? Quds Day reminds us that the liberation of Palestine is the single most unifying issue among Muslims, and the key to achieving peace in the Middle East and the world. - Many are of the idea that the freedom seeking character of Imam Khomeini prompted him to designate al-Quds day, what is your opinion? Imam Khomeini was a visionary leader who embodied the true Islamic principles of standing up for justice and struggling against oppression. He li... more »

Sadr Takes Over Protests In Iraq’s Capital But What’s Next?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
In May 2016 the Sadrists confirmed their control of the Baghdad protest movement. The demonstrations originally started in the south and spread to Baghdad in July 2015. Secular civic groups and the Communist Party were the early organizers of the movement. In the spring of 2016 however, Moqtada al-Sadr decided to co-opt the weekly marches in the capital in an attempt to make him the pre-eminent party boss in Iraqi politics. That didn’t work out as planned, but Sadr has kept up pressure on the government each Friday in Baghdad. On May 20, 2016 the Sadrists took over the Green Zone... more »

CawRANT Events #25

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*CawRANT Events #25* Another gorgeous day in the Pacific Northwest and here I am plunking way at my laptop keyboard. *Time for my 25th CawRANT! Coincidentally*, I'm closing in on my *500th* post. When that occurs I'll do a reflection post. Looking over my CawRANT file, there are a lot of updates to post on issues covered in the last few weeks. *It's Official - There Was a Coup in Brazil* First, we have Paul Craig Roberts posting last night that certain pundits are concluding there was a recent coup (by the usual suspects) done in Brazil. I called it a coup back on ...... Thurs... more »

A Growing War Of Words Between China And The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. fighter jets are put on standby at a U.S. aircraft carrier near the South China Sea. (Photo : Reuters) *South China Morning Post/AP*:* US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter warns China against building ‘Great Wall of self-isolation’* China has sought to strengthen its claim to almost the entire South China Sea by building new islands atop coral outcroppings and adding airstrips, harbours and military infrastructure. China could be erecting “a Great Wall of self-isolation” with its increasingly provocative moves against its neighbours, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Frid... more »

Five U.N. Soldiers Killed In Ambush In Central Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Five U.N. soldiers killed in central Mali attack* Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and one other seriously injured in an ambush in central Mali on Sunday, the United Nations said. A convoy of soldiers in the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was attacked 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Sevaré, the U.N. said. The nationalities of the soldiers were not released and so far no group had taken responsibility for the attack. It comes 10 days after five MINUSMA peacekeepers from Chad were killed in an ambush in the northern... more »