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Thomas Paine

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

31 March - Blogs I'm Following

11:39 pm MDT

Is President Donald Trump Considering Resignation?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 minutes ago
A number of web sites are citing a tweet which contains only hearsay.

Let's make scientific debate about climate change great again.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 55 minutes ago
Dr. Judith Curry, addressing the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Up until 2010 Dr. Curry supported the “consensus. After the leak of the ClimateGate emails, when she saw the bullying that went into making that consensus, she began her own assessment and concluded the IPCC’s high confidence was not justified. After her independent analysis, she has been called names - serial climate disinformer - Anti-science - denier Dr. Curry continued: A scientist’ job is to continually challenge their own biases. Scientist who demonise their opponents are behavin... more »

Unlimited LDS Audiobooks with Deseret Bookshelf Plus and 6 Book Series for YA LDS Readers

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 hour ago
Every year right around Easter, I start to feel drawn to religious topics. I don't often write about religion here, but I try to keep my eyes and ears open to questions and things my readers want to know. More than once I have been asked by readers who are the members of my same faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints what I recommend for their teenagers to read. Easter, combined with the launch of the new Deseret Book e-book and audio book plus app made it the perfect time to recommend these wonderful books. Deseret Bookshelf Plus is a new an amazing subscription ... more »

Sure, He's Guilty But Is Aaron Schock Being Railroaded?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I have to admit, I'm a huge fan of politicians going to prison. In fact, helping male sure Duke Cunningham wound up in prison was one of the reasons we started *DWT* originally. As woefully rare as it is, I *love* it when corrupt politicians get caught and see their miserable lives shattered and ruined and then wind up on a prison cell. Especially conservatives. And I was a fan of Aaron Schock's ruin over the last couple of years. This link includes the 2015-2017 posts. But there's a new twist in the twisted tale of poor Aaron. Tuesday the Associated Press ran a wire story that t... more »

Dr. Nick Begich: Why Russia Is A Threat To Globalists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 Dr. Nick Begich breaks down what he thinks is why the globalists are so afraid of Russia, relating to it’s history and it’s progress post communism. end

Russian Foreign Minister Implies NATO Collusion in Creating the Opioid Crisis

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Poppy production has exploded in Afghanistan under NATO occupation. The post Russian Foreign Minister Implies NATO Collusion in Creating the Opioid Crisis appeared first on Waking Times.

Did This Man Shoot and Kill a Hibernating Bear?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
A photograph showing a man posing with a bear carcass was shared with an unfounded backstory in March 2017.

Federal Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement In Trump University Lawsuits

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Judge Gonzalo Curiel said the "extraordinary" settlement would allow former students to recover most of the cost of their studies.

Legendary Navy SEAL Launches Operation To Expose Pedophiles

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 Former Navy SEAL Craig “Sawman” Sawyer joins the Alex Jones show to talk about his new campaign to expose and bring down pedophiles. end

Evidence Shows Satanic Pedophiles Rule The Earth

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 Alex Jones talks with legendary Navy SEAL Craig “Sawman” Sawyer about the ruling elite and their evil cabal of pedophiles. end

WIKILEAKS CIA Evidence Ignored By Senate Intelligence Committee

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 The Senate Intelligence Committee heard testimony this week on Russian interference in the elections. Focusing in hard on the Russian’s cyber warfare capabilities. However, the elephant in the room was wikileaks revelation that the CIA have unrestrained resources to act just as the Russians did to benefit the deep state. […]

Countries Begin To Prepare, But Preparing For What?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 Trump defends Flynn and says that he should take the immunity. The Senate Intel committee says no immunity. Senator Grassley wants to know if Hillary Clinton still has access to intel. Nunes did nothing wrong, it is normal to go to the White House to look at documents. The five […]

SHOCK! Russian Hacking Story is Unraveling!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 30, 2017 Welcome to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: – Story #1: Trump’s Swamp Lets ISPs Sell Your Browsing History http://bit.ly/2oajtSJ House Rep. Pushing To Set Back Online […]

Russia May Soon Take New ‘SWIFT’ Type Platform And Expand It Through Gold Payments And Bi-Lateral Trade

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Once implemented, both the Chinese CIPS and Russian SWIFT, will bypass the Anglo-American controlled SWIFT system. It spells the end of their global hegemony. Countries around the world (like Iran, Russia, China …) can tell America to “Goto Hell” with American threats of economic sanctions. All nations that participate in the Chinese and Russians alternatives […]

US & Five Eyes Allies Do Spy on One Another

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
‘Five Eyes’ allies are all part of the Anglo-American empire. Emphasis mine: US & Five Eyes Allies Do Spy on One Another by WAYNE MADSEN, http://www.strategic-culture.org/ In a rare public announcement, Britain’s signals intelligence agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), issued a rare public statement concerning a charge by an American former judge that it conducted electronic […]

Vault 7: ‘Marble’ Tool Could Mask CIA Hacks as Work of Foreign Cyber-Attackers – WikiLeaks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 WikiLeaks’ latest batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, details CIA hacking tactics and how they can hamper forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the spy agency . The tool was in use as recently as 2016. end

Americans Don’t Want to Believe that CIA is Capable of Spying/Hacking on America and Disguising Its Hacking as Russian, Chinese …’ – Former CIA Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Mar 31, 2017 WikiLeaks’ latest batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, details CIA hacking tactics and how they can hamper forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the spy agency. end

WikiLeaks Reveals “Marble”: Proof CIA Disguises Their Hacks As Russian, Chinese, Arabic…

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
WikiLeaks Reveals “Marble”: Proof CIA Disguises Their Hacks As Russian, Chinese, Arabic… by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com WikiLeaks’ latest Vault 7 release contains a batch of documents, named ‘Marble’, which detail CIA hacking tactics and how they can misdirect forensic investigators from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to their agency by inserted code fragments in […]

Professor Stephen Cohen Explains in 5 Minutes Why RussiaGate is 100% Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Sheeple: naive, gullible, easily deceived, useful idiots complicit in their own destruction and the destruction of others. People with an amazing ability to accept any amount of BULLSHIT. – Professor Stephen Cohen Explains in 5 Minutes Why RussiaGate is 100% Fake News by ALEX CHRISTOFOROU, http://theduran.com/ The American public is so stupid, has no agency, that Russian […]

Over The River

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 3 hours ago
I was up early on my first full day in Lethbridge in order to take advantage of the warm weather and fit in a full day of bird watching. It took a bit longer than expected as I had to fight my way through a huge line at a Tim Horton's for coffee (one does not simply get up at the crack of dawn on days off without coffee) but it was still only about 8:30am by the time I reached the river and other than a few joggers and deer, I pretty much had the entire place to myself. My destination was the other park on the east side of the Oldman that I didn't have time to get to the day befo... more »

Alex Epstein on ‘Why Tyler Cowen Should Really Read Ayn Rand’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Economist Tyler Cowen is well-known, widely respected and generally a very bright brain. And he reckons he rates Ayn Rand. Yet Alex Epstein, who *knows* his Ayn Rand, points out that he really doesn’t – points out that being brilliant doesn’t guarantee you know whereof you speak – that “mental virtuosity“ (a big thinkum) does not necessarily equal "mental virtue" (a consistent practice of using the best available thinking methods to arrive at the truth). You see, Cowen *rates* Ayn Rand, saying her her main influence on him was the book *Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal. *But then... more »

X22 Report, “Countries Begin To Prepare, But Preparing For What?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “Countries Begin To Prepare, But Preparing For What?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuZPq3t2oRQ

Every Race In Every District Is Different-- Trump Or No Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
NJ-07 is a red-leaning north-central suburban New Jersey district, primarily in Somerset County, but with significant chunks of Union and Hunterdon counties as well. It's the home of Trump's mobbed-up Bedminster Gold Club-- which may explain, at least in part, why Trump did so much worse in NJ-07 than Romney and McCain did. Romney beat Obama 53-47% and McCain did nearly as well 4 years earlier. Hillary, on the other actually *beat* Señor Trumpanzee 48.6% to 47.5%. Suddenly the brain surgeons at the DCCC, who usually ignore the swingy district, are hoping to ride of Hillary's two ... more »

Defeating the populist right will require one big change [OPINION]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 4 hours ago
Defeating the populist right will be no easy task. But one big change will make that fight a lot easier. That change is democratisation; both of our political processes, and of our media environment. Our media environment Today, Britain has one of the most concentrated media environments in the world. Just three companies control around 71% of […] The post Defeating the populist right will require one big change [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.

Vanity Fair dives deep into the mindset of the former Mi-6 agent who compiled that infamous Russian dossier.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Okay before I start this I just want to encourage all of you read this entire article yourselves, as it is absolutely loaded with important details. Having said that let me offer a few of what I thought of as perhaps the most important takeaways. On Christopher Steele's initial surprise: *“It started off as a fairly general inquiry,” Steele would recall in an anonymous interview with Mother Jones, his identity at the time still a carefully guarded secret. But over the next seven incredible months, as the retired spy hunted about in an old adversary’s territory, he found himself ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Decision Before Dawn'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 5 hours ago
Emma Hewitt - Still Remember You (Stay Forever)

X-ZOne Broadcast Network - Larry Lawson

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 5 hours ago
This week I chatted with Larry Lawson, who hosts the Paranormal Stakeout show on the X-Zone Broadcast Network. We talked about ghost sightings and some of those that he thought were good examples of the phenomenon, about the definition of this apparitions, and some of the assumptions made by others. We also talked about levels of evidence, the gathering of that evidence, and what forms it would take. You can listen to the show here: http://differentperspective.rnn.libsynpro.com/a-different-perspective-with-kevin-randle-guest-larry-lawson-investigating-the-paranormal Some of the mor... more »

Vangelis, “Hymn”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Vangelis, “Hymn” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7fnZ-AQNE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory. Their young, blue star clusters and pink star forming regions along sweeping spiral arms are guaranteed to attract attention. But small irregular galaxies form stars too, like NGC 4449, about 12 million light-years distant. Less than 20,000 light-years across, the small island universe is similar in size, and often compared to our Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). *Click image for larger size.* This remarkable Hubble Space Telescope close-up of the well-studied galaxy was reprocessed to highlight ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Curriculum"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Curriculum"* by Chet Raymo “Of an evening blackbirds congregate in the tree below in Ballybeg. Flocks of blackbirds. We can hear their raucous disquisitions here on the hill. In their black academic gowns, their fluttering sleeves. What are they debating? The "Summa Theologica?" Pascal's "Pensees?" Newton's biblical arcana? ․ "The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime..." Those solitary desert fathers, the corncrake and the cuckoo, in the field and on the heath, are gone, victims of mechanical agriculture, with their elemental message... more »

The Poet: Lynn Ungar, “Boundaries”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Boundaries”* “The universe does not revolve around you. The stars and planets spinning through the ballroom of space dance with one another quite outside of your small life. You cannot hold gravity or seasons; even air and water inevitably evade your grasp. Why not, then, let go? You could move through time like a shark through water, neither restless or ceasing, absorbed in and absorbing the native element. Why pretend you can do otherwise? The world comes in at every pore, mixes in your blood before breath releases you into the world again. Did you think the fragile boundary of yo... more »

"This Moment..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand... and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late." - Marie Beyon Ray

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 31, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Whitney Eulich, Christian Science Monitor*: *Venezuela knocks over its democracy. The region pushes back.* For years, Venezuela has flirted with authoritarianism. This week, it bid goodbye to any pretense that it remained a democratic country. The nation’s Supreme Court announced Wednesday it would take over legislative powers and essentially dissolve the National Assembly, the only government pillar controlled by the political opposition. President Nicolás Maduro “is now the National Assembly,” the body’s president, Julio Borges, told the Associated Press after the decision was ... more »

March 31: Okay. I'm discouraged.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
There's a story in the Montreal Gazette that never made the Brunswick News. And never will. Bombardier is an aircraft maker in Montreal - you know - free enterprise, ambition, hates government interferrence except ....... http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/compensation+bombardier+senior+executives+rose+nearly+cent+last+year/13224629/story.html Below is a similar story about free enterprise billionaires with the courage to risk their own money - as little as possible. So Brunswick News hasn't carried this one, either. https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/Are%20the%20Irvings%... more »

Did Judge Roy John McNatt Write a Racist Memo About Black People?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A memorandum attributed to an Arkansas judge is a long-circulating hoax.

Did George W. Bush Describe President Trump’s Inauguration as ‘Some Weird Sh*t’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
According to reports, three unnamed witnesses heard Bush refer to the 45th president's inauguration using the phrase.

As the US entered World War I, American soldiers depended on foreign weapons technology

David Longenbach, Lecturer in History, Pennsylvania State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
American troops drive French Renault FT tanks to the battle line in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 26, 1918. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and entered World War I. Since August 1914, the war between the Central and Entente Powers had devolved into a bloody stalemate, particularly on the Western Front. That was where the U.S. would enter the engagement. How prepared was the country’s military to enter a modern conflict? The war was dominated by industrially made lethal technology, like no ... more »

This story of unity in the face of hatred is one of the most moving things you’ll see all week

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 6 hours ago
In recent years, and particularly since the election of President Donald Trump, the US has seen a rise in hate crimes against religious and ethnic minority groups. But people from different faith groups are now coming together more and more to replace stories of hate with stories of hope. And one of those stories in […] The post This story of unity in the face of hatred is one of the most moving things you’ll see all week appeared first on The Canary.

Space Men

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Animation proving link between SO2 reducing areas and warming

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
I’ve put together this map to show how the areas with reducing SO2 emissions in the period 2001-11 (blue) are linked by the trade winds with warming hotspots as shown by the 2001-11 GISS map. This shows that virtually the … Continue reading →

More on China SO2

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
First let’s show the maps that make me so excited SO2 emissions as seen via satellite: Now let’s focus on that Chinese plume which I’ve highlighted in green: Now let’s see the temperature trend map for this area: As you … Continue reading →

Law enforcement violence against water protectors to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Watch the trailer for Awake: “It’s not just about stopping a pipeline. This is about the survival of humanity.” Come Earth Day, April 22, the extraordinary story of Standing Rock will hit the big screen at the Tribeca Film Festival. “AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock” is a documentary that captures the Native-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Josh Fox, who shed light on the impacts of fracking in his documentary Gasland and its sequel, Gasland 2, is directing this film alongside James Spione (“Silenced”) and Myron Dewey, who owns Digital Smoke Signals, a social me... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
Sean Hannity has been a shameless Donald Trump bootlicker, so this seems like a surprise: Fox News host Sean Hannity sided with the Freedom Caucus on Thursday in its feud with President Trump, saying he didn’t think the conservative lawmakers were at fault for last week's failure of the GOP healthcare bill. “Now, in my opinion, it’s not the Freedom Caucus that's responsible for the GOP failure in this case to repeal and replace ObamaCare,” Hannity, a vocal supporter of Trump, said on his prime-time program. “Now, this legislation was flawed from the beginning. It was created behind ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 31, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Mike Flynn indicates he would testify in Trump-Russia inquiry in exchange for immunity* *Ousted for misleading White House about discussions with Russian ambassador, ex-national security adviser may have offered to testify before FBI and Congress* Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has all but confirmed that he offered to testify before the FBI and congressional committees about potential links between the Trump campaign and Russia in exchange for immunity. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* White House says U.S. *must accept 'political... more »

Caught between a rock and a hard place Sarah Palin attempts to defend both Donald Trump and the Freedom Caucus, but throws Paul Ryan under the bus without a second thought.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Okay, stay calm, I can do this.Courtesy of the Wasilla Wendigo's Facebook page: *1) Freedom Caucus members who opposed the Trump Movement in 2016 were dead wrong to do so, as proven by we who are on the front lines of the real (hurting) world knew from the start that only Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton and her liberal media minions. Thank God, literally, Trump won, or we'd hit the rocks under Obama 2.0 with Hillary at the helm. Guarandamnteed. *("Guarandamnteed?") *2) But they learned... and the Freedom Caucus just saved us from Obamacare 2.0, which would have codified... more »

"Dumbing Ourselves Down: Wanting To Join"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Dumbing Ourselves Down: Wanting To Join"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we dumb ourselves down, we sell ourselves short and lose an opportunity to shed light where it is needed. The ability to go into any social situation and sense the level of consciousness in that situation is a gift. It enables us to move considerately in a world that holds people of all levels of awareness. However, there is a difference between shifting our energy to accommodate people and dumbing ourselves down to a regrettable degree. Sometimes, when we get into a particular social situation, we may... more »

The Economy: “Investors Notch an Ominous Record”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Investors Notch an Ominous Record”* by Brian Maher “The market stumbles these days and a rainbow forms in the skies over Wall Street. Just another chance to buy the dips. The Dow’s up about 200 this week after last Friday’s health care adventure. And why not? For eight years dip buyers have been rewarded royally for their efforts. Will this time be different? It was John Templeton - Sir John Templeton - who said bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism... and die on euphoria. Eight years in... has this bull market finally passed the optimism pha... more »

Chubby sausage dog had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in his garden gate

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Yes, poor little Milo the sausage dog was left wedged between the railings outside his home in Glasgow for half an hour this week – and he had to be saved by firefighters. The chubby dachshund was running around in the garden while waiting for owner Sarah Jane Thompson, when his long body got stuck in the garden gate. Looking at the pictures taken after the incident, Milo seemed to go through a number of emotions… ranging from ‘Oh no, I’m in trouble’ to ‘I’m an absolute lad’. However Sarah initially failed to see the funny side – and became concerned that any attempt to pull Milo... more »

Abby Martin: Anti-Black Racism Reveals Israel’s White Supremacy

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 7 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Mar 31, 2017 While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any Black person within its borders. From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, […]

BREAKING: Cop Receives Unprecedented 40-YEAR Sentence for Killing 6yo Boy

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: Jeremy]Moments ago, one of the cops who killed 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis while on duty, was sentenced to an unprecedented 40 years in prison.

Quarter One Local By-Election Results 2017

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Q4 +/- Q1 2016 Average +/- Seats Conservative 42 15,626 28.0% -2.8% +1.0% 372 -7 Labour 36 14,190 25.4% +0.5% -2.7% 394 -2 LibDem 35 12,093 21.7% +3.3% +5.3% 346 +8 UKIP 31 5,403 9.7% +3.9% +0.1% 174 -2 Green 24 2,199 3.9% +0.7% +0.4% 92 +2 SNP* 1 1,461 2.6% -4.1% -3.0% 1,461 0 PC** 0 0 Ind*** 9 1,621 2.9% -3.9% -0.7% 180 -1 Other**** 6 3,239 5.8% +3.9% +1.0% 540 +2 * There was one by-election in S... more »

China’s coal-fired generation strong despite renewables push: Citi

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.platts.com/latest-news/coal/singapore/chinas-coal-fired-generation-strong-despite-renewables-27803480 According to analysis from Citi, coal power generation in China continues to grow, despite claims to the contrary from official Chinese sources: China’s coal-fired power generation as a percentage of the total energy mix is on the rise for the second year, despite the push towards renewable capacity […]

Russia-Gate News Updates -- March 31, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*NBC*: *Obama Officials Made List of Russia Probe Documents to Keep Them Safe* Obama administration officials were so concerned about what would happen to key classified documents related to the Russia probe once President Trump took office that they created a list of document serial numbers to give to senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, a former Obama official told NBC News. The official said that after the list of documents related to the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election was created in early January, he hand-carried it to the committee membe... more »

With Trump In The White House, Corrupt Conservatives Get A Shot At Re-Shaping U.S. Education

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*LAUSD Board President, Steve Zimmer* In many urban centers-- L.A. is one-- the Republican brand is so toxic that it's a real stretch for the party to even run plausible candidates. So the special interests and big money behind the kind of corrupt conservatism that the GOP embodies, finds its way into the campaigns of corrupt conservative Democrats-- the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. In my Assembly District last year, I was mortified to see the charter school billionaires successfully pass a repulsive Republican masquerading as a "moderate" Democratic, Laura Friedman, off... more »

Seattle Files Suit Against Trump Admin. to Preserve Sanctuary City Status

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: seattle-files-suit-against-trump-admin-to-preserve-sanctuary-city-status] The city of Seattle has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to challenge the administration’s stated intention to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities.

Tulsa Teen Comes Home From School With Contraceptive Implant

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: tulsa-teen-comes-home-from-school-with-contraceptive-implant] In a shocking case coming out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a mother who consented to what she was told was a “field trip” discovered that her 16-year-old daughter had been taken — by representatives of a local clinic and with the consent of school officials — to receive the Norplant contraceptive implant.

Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - When will we see this happen in North America? The post Europe is on the Brink of Completely Banning Bee-Killing Insecticides appeared first on Waking Times.

Pentagon Will Not Disclose Troop Deployments To Iraq And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. Marines with Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, fire an M777A2 Howitzer at an ISIS infiltration route March 18, 2016. (Photo By: Cpl. Andre Dakis) *L.A. Times*: *Trump administration stops disclosing troop deployments in Iraq and Syria* Even as the U.S. military takes on a greater role in the warfare in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration has stopped disclosing significant information about the size and nature of the U.S. commitment, including the number of U.S. troops deployed in either country. Earlier this month, the Pen... more »

Three Reasons You Should Stop Eating Peanut Butter Cups?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A viral post misrepresents the science behind three additives in the popular peanut butter and chocolate treat.

US Military Advisers Spotted On Raqqa Frontline (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*RT: **RT spots US ‘advisers’ on Raqqa frontline on visit to Syria’s strategic Euphrates Dam (EXCLUSIVE)* An RT crew has gained access to the strategic Tabqa dam, partially recaptured by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces with the help of US troops who were deployed to Syria to “train, advise and assist” but who were spotted just miles away from Raqqa frontline. While exploring the northern side of the SDF-controlled part of the Tabqa dam, the RT crew – which became the first international news channel to film there – managed to catch a glimpse of US soldiers embedded with t... more »

Another thing we learned from the Senate Intelligence hearing, many of the "Bernie Bros" were Russian trolls.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *Dr. Thomas Rid of Kings College London’s Department of War Studies explained that polarization makes societies vulnerable to manipulation by disinformation campaigns. * *Russia, Rid explained, according to CBS News, likes to use “unwitting agents” to carry out its work. WikiLeaks, Twitter and “overeager journalists” all contributed to Russia’s efforts to destabilize the U.S. by disrupting its 2016 election. * *Democratic committee co-chair Sen. Mark Warner (VA) asked the panel if they had any doubt that Russia had attempted to interfere in some aspects o... more »

Is a ‘Do Not Cross This Field’ Bull Warning Sign Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Although a photograph showing a bull warning sign is frequently shared with a claim that it was digitally altered, the sign is actually real.

Crime in Sweden, Part III: Does Sweden Have ‘No-Go Zones’ Where the Police Can’t Enter?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Swedish police have identified “problem areas,” but say there is no such thing as a “no-go zone.”

Is Gibraltar At Risk In The Brexit Talks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Future of Gibraltar at stake in Brexit negotiations* *EU guidelines make clear bloc will not overrule Spain in any trade or sovereignty dispute involving British overseas territory* The EU has put the future of Gibraltar at stake in the coming Brexit negotiations, effectively backing Spain in its centuries-old dispute with the UK over the British overseas territory. After lobbying from Spanish diplomats, the EU’s opening negotiating position for the Brexit talks presents the British government with the choice of reaching agreement with the Spaniards about Gibralta... more »

AP State Department Reporter Says Sensational Washington Post Claim On Tillerson Is 'Not True'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spends his first weeks isolated from an anxious bureaucracy https://t.co/zrnHfhgDcd — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 31, 2017 Diplomats instructed to "avoid eye contact" with Tillerson: report https://t.co/InxRWhrnKU pic.twitter.com/Dis2UJHBOC — The Hill (@thehill) March 31, 2017 This is not true and people repeating it are making it more difficult to address very real issues. https://t.co/ztEm3mAXd6 — Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) March 31, 2017 *Washington Free Beacon*: *AP Reporter Calls Out WaPo for False Rex Tillerson Story* The Washi... more »

Libya's Foreign Minister: EU And NGO Naval Operation 'Encourages' Migrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Six years since a revolution that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libya has become a key departure point for migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean to Europe *AFP:* *Libya says EU naval operation 'encourages' migrants* Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamad Taher Siala on Friday urged the EU to rethink its naval operation in the Mediterranean, saying it comes with the side effect of encouraging migrants to attempt the perilous crossing to Europe. The European Union launched Operation Sophia in 2015 to crack down on smugglers on the high seas, after hundreds of migrants ... more »

A ground-breaking new paper putting climate models to the test yields an unexpected result – steps and pauses in the climate signal

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: A ground-breaking new paper has recently been published in Earth System Dynamics that really turns the idea of direct linear warming of the atmosphere on it’s ear, suggesting a “store and release mechanism” by the oceans, which explains why there seemed to be a shift in global temperature…

“Somebody Gettin Shot…Oh Well” Cop Records Himself Ignoring Cries For Help to Flirt

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: video]Video shows a cop ignoring repeated cries for help — going so far as to tell the victim to "go f__k herself" — all the while flirting with his girlfriend instead.

Theresa May plays a political game that would make her dictatorial friends proud

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 10 hours ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May appears to be threatening the European Union with terrorism. That’s how many European leaders and newspapers interpreted her Article 50 letter, delivered on 29 March. Indeed, The Times ran with May threat to EU terror pact. And let’s not forget it was only a week earlier that Turkey’s increasingly dictatorial President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […] The post Theresa May plays a political game that would make her dictatorial friends proud appeared first on The Canary.

May threatens to withhold ‘Downton Abbey’ unless the EU caves in to our demands

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 10 hours ago
When we handed in our Article 50 papers, Theresa May made it clear that unless we get a favourable deal, we would passively collaborate with ISIS to ensure the deaths of mainland Europeans withhold security information. That plan didn’t work, however. And so the PM has been forced to bring out the big guns. Period […] The post May threatens to withhold ‘Downton Abbey’ unless the EU caves in to our demands appeared first on The Canary.

Activists square up to the Home Office to defy a ruthless policy

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 10 hours ago
On 28 March, activists stopped a charter flight of enforced removals from taking off. They were labelled “heroes” by some. But the Home Office matched this sturdy determination with its own steely resolve. It quickly rescheduled the flight and sent refused asylum seekers held in immigration detention back to Nigeria and Ghana. The flight left on the […] The post Activists square up to the Home Office to defy a ruthless policy appeared first on The Canary.

Conservative MP Who Championed Biomass Received Thousands From Industry

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2017/03/31/mp-biomass-adams-donations-miami/ From Greenpeace: One of parliament’s strongest champions of biomass, Nigel Adams MP, has received tens of thousands of pounds in political donations and hospitality from the controversial industry, Energydesk can reveal. The Conservative MP accepted £62,411 in donations to fund his political work between […]

Connecticut Bill Would Allow Police to Arm Drones

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: connecticut-bill-would-allow-police-to-arm-drones] The Connecticut state senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow local police to weaponize drones.

U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis Says Russia Is A 'Strategic Competitor' To The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Russia is a ‘strategic competitor' to the west, says James Mattis* US defence secretary speaks out against Russia’s interference globally – contrasting sharply with Trump, who has praised Putin. The US defence secretary, James Mattis, has described Russia as a “strategic competitor” after meeting his UK counterpart Sir Michael Fallon in London, despite Donald Trump’s White House seeking to work with Vladimir Putin. Mattis spoke about the extent of Russian interference globally, from other people’s elections to engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan and its d... more »

Maddow embellishes past embellishment!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017The story keeps getting better:* At this point, no serious person will be surprised by Rachel Maddow's embellishments. Embellishment has become a basic feature of Maddowism. Still, it's worth noting when the former Rhodes Scholar decides to embellish a prior embellishment, as she did last night. Michael Flynn was the topic at hand. Soon, we liberals were thrilling to this report, in which Maddow embellished her prior embellishments with regard to Flynn and the Turkish government: MADDOW (3/30/17): By the time Mike Flynn had come on board the Trump campaign... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
At PoliticusUSA, Jason Easley quotes Rachel Maddow: Mike Pence had been the head of the Trump transition. As such, he would have been intimately involved with the selection and vetting process for a job as important as national security adviser. Nevertheless, Vice President Mike Pence has professed absolute ignorance of any of the scandals of any of the foreign payments, contacts and all the rest of it surrounding Mike Flynn. Pence was the leader of the transition. As leader of the transition, he was notified in writing by members of Congress about Flynn’s apparent financial ties to... more »

Musical Interlude: The Traveling Wilburys, “End Of The Line”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
- The Traveling Wilburys, “End Of The Line” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVjToYOjbM

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
San Bernardino, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Magicians Sheep"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
* "The Magicians Sheep"* by G.I. Gurdjieff "There is an Eastern tale that speaks about a very rich magician who had a great many sheep. But at the same time this magician was very mean. He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where the sheep were grazing. The sheep consequently often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines and so on, and above all, they ran away, for they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and their skins, and this they did not like. At last the magician found a remedy. He hypnotized his sheep and suggested ... more »

Free Download: Ayn Rand, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Anthem: Ayn Rand’s Dystopian Masterpiece"* by Roderick Long "In a Leningrad university classroom in the early 1920s, as the professor drones on about orthodox Marxist theory, a young woman with an intense gaze is writing furiously in her notebook. The woman is Alisa Rosenbaum, later to be famous as Ayn Rand, and her jottings do not concern the relationship between dialectical materialism and the dictatorship of the proletariat; they are notes for a play to be called Ego, about the rediscovery of individuality in a totalitarian society based on the worship of the collective. Over... more »

"We Like To Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths." - "Grey's Anatomy"

US Defense Secretary Mattis Says North Korea's Reckless Has 'Got To Be Stopped'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW:* *US Defense Secretary Mattis: North Korea has 'got to be stopped'* In London, the US defense secretary also underlined the threat posed by Iran and expressed concern about Russia's ties to the Taliban. Mattis hedged over whether the Kremlin is actually arming the Taliban. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slammed North Korea's actions as ‘reckless,' referring tothe totalitarian regime's nuclear weapons and missile programs. His comments came during a Friday news conference with his British counterpart Michael Fallon in London. Asked by a journalist about the threat posed by I... more »

World News Briefs -- March 31, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Top Venezuela official breaks with government, protests escalate* Venezuela's powerful attorney general on Friday rebuked the judiciary’s takeover of congress, breaking ranks with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government as protests and international condemnation grew. "It constitutes a rupture of the constitutional order. It's my obligation to express my great concern to the country," said Luisa Ortega, usually considered a key ally of the Socialists who have ruled Venezuela for the last 18 years. While various prominent political figures have leveled criticis... more »

Congress should follow Texas' lead in ending business taxes

Content Multimedia - 11 hours ago
By Vance Ginn The 85th Texas Legislature looks to make Texas the leader in America—and even the world—in tax policy by ending the business franchise tax.

Why climate models fail!

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 11 hours ago
After publishing my previous article showing very strong that pollution works in two different ways to affect the climate: one causing warming and the other cooling, I was asked the question: “don’t the climate models include aerosols/SO2″ The simple answer … Continue reading →

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Abuse, Marijuana Sentences, Phone Searches, Canada Marijuana, Natural Rights

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues.* *Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one.* This week, ma... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Abuse, Marijuana Sentences, Phone Searches, Canada Marijuana, Natural Rights

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues.* *Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one.* This week, ma... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Abuse, Marijuana Sentences, Phone Searches, Canada Marijuana, Natural Rights

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues.* *Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one.* This week, ma... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Abuse, Marijuana Sentences, Phone Searches, Canada Marijuana, Natural Rights

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues.* *Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one.* This week, ma... more »

Trump Says It's Okay For Federal Contractors To Break Employment Laws

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 11 hours ago
Another week, another prediction sadly fulfilled. On December 2, I did a list of executive orders protecting employees of federal contractors that I predicted would be rescinded under Trump. A very important one just bit the dust. The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule provided two important protections for employees that are now gone: Blacklisting for employment/labor law violations: Anyone applying or bidding for a federal contract of $500,000 or more was required to disclose any employment or labor law violation. They had to disclose any administrative merit determination, arbitr... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 11 hours ago
*Click on photo to enlarge* *Trumps and Obamas on Inauguration day 2017* *This picture of the incoming and outgoing president on Inauguration day 2017 tells you everything you need to know about Trump and Obama. One saw himself as President of the people and the other sees himself unfortunately as a dictator and enforcer of his mandate. Both have many things in common but only Obama has maintained the childlike enthusiasm of a child: Allen L Roland, PhD * *"There are differences between the two presidents, of course. Obama got to the White House despite the lingeri... more »

Ron Paul Rewind (1999): 'Our Foolish Policy in Iraq Invites Terrorist Attacks Against US Territory'

Daniel McAdams at 11 hours ago
Ron Paul went to the House Floor in 1999 to blast President Clinton's claim that a 1991 UN resolution gave him authority to launch an air war against Iraq. It could have been 2017, the president could be Trump, the claim of authority could be the 2001 authorization to use military force, and the air war could be against Yemen, Syria, Iraq, etc. The circumstances are identical. Rep. Paul also predicted that, "our foolish policy in Iraq invites terrorist attacks against US territory and incites the Islamic fundamentalists against us. As a consequence, our efforts to develop long-term,... more »

There Was No 'Russian Hacking' of the 2016 Election

Justin Raimondo at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The “cyber-security” firm that everyone is depending on to make the case for Russia’s alleged “hacking” of the 2016 presidential election, CrowdStrike, has just retracted a key component of its analysis – but the “mainstream” media continues to chug along, ignoring any facts that contradict their preferred narrative. As Voice of America – hardly an instrument of Russian propaganda! – reports: US cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election camp... more »

Mosul: Where Obama’s Last Gambit Could Ruin Trump

Martin Jay at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] Here’s why the bombing has to stop and what US journalists are not telling you: hundreds are dying in Mosul, not at the hands of ISIS, but through a failed military strategy which no one, it seems, has the guts to tell President Trump cannot achieve its objectives. Does Trump actually really know what he is doing in Mosul or is he wildly deluded? There is a military solution to killing ISIS there, but who will be the one to present it to him? Hugh Hewitt is a card. The pro-Trump American radio host recently told the BBC a disturbing anecdote about the US presiden... more »

War Between US And China Brewing in South China Sea?

James Holbrooks at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] Adding fuel to an already highly combustible situation in Southeast Asia, Reuters reported Tuesday that China has “largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea,” and that the Asian superpower “can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time.” Citing satellite imagery analyzed by the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative, part of Washington, D.C.’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, the news agency writes that “work on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischie... more »

Medicare For All Must Be Part Of Health Care Reform Conversation

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
You can bring critical perspectives on health care to the public with a $13 donation toward our $3,000 fundraising goal. The post Medicare For All Must Be Part Of Health Care Reform Conversation appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump Administration Officially Drops Regime Change Objective In Syria

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
The U.S. will focus only on eliminating ISIS and other terror groups as part of its counter-terrorism program, not regime change. The post Trump Administration Officially Drops Regime Change Objective In Syria appeared first on Shadowproof.

A sleepy town in Devon is making big leaps for LGBT rights

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 11 hours ago
In our continued struggle against austerity, the NHS crisis and a hard Tory Brexit, it’s difficult to imagine we’re heading anywhere but in a downward spiral. Yet that hasn’t stopped a little town in the heart of Devon, which has come together to support an initiative that could inspire the whole nation. Totnes A local group in Totnes, Devon, has […] The post A sleepy town in Devon is making big leaps for LGBT rights appeared first on The Canary.

First Nicola Sturgeon sent an up yours to the Tories. Now the people of Scotland have done the same

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 11 hours ago
The people of Scotland have sent the Tories a message. And they did so on the very same day their First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent Prime Minister Theresa May a letter, marking the start of talks on a second independence referendum. The Conservative government will not welcome the message sent from Scottish citizens. Because it destroys […] The post First Nicola Sturgeon sent an up yours to the Tories. Now the people of Scotland have done the same appeared first on The Canary.

Heavy is the Double Weave That Wears the Crown

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 12 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein) "Now does he feel his title hang loose about him, like a giant's robes upon a dwarfish thief." -Shakespeare, *Macbeth* Act V, scene 2 *P*erhaps we've taken this, "In America, anyone can grow up to become President" thing we say to our kids a bit too far. Of course, in order to be an effective President, one must first actually grow up. Many conservative voters, we'll charitably call the walking brain stems who thought Trump would actually have their back, still identify themselves with the Party of Personal Res... more »

Tim Kelly Interviews Dr Joseph Farrell: Rotten to the Common Core

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
Excellent Interview! Dr. Joseph Farrell returns to Our Interesting Times to discuss Rotten to the (Common) Core: Public Schooling, Standardized Tests, and the Surveillance, a book he co-wrote with Gary Lawrence. We talk briefly about the troubled history of compulsory education in the United States and the secret agendas behind it. Later we discuss how corporations are enriching themselves under the guise of public education and the problems with standardized testing which Dr. Farrell sees as a mass data collection operation being carried out for the benefit of the corporate state. ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 31, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Soldiers stand at attention during the training for the military parade of the 60th National Day celebration, Beijing, September 7, 2009. [Xinhua] *Newsweek*: *The Chinese Military is Getting Rid of 300000 Troops to Pay for New High-Tech Weapons* China wants to buy new high-tech weapons for its navy and air force, but to do that, it needs to lay off 300,000 troops. The Chinese Defense Ministry announced Thursday that Beijing's plan to reduce troop levels would be completed by the end of the year. Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said there were "detailed arrangements" to ensure the layo... more »

Full Scale Civil War Breaks Out In The GOP-- But Are Trumpy-the-Clown's Threats Credible?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Congressional Republicans have supposedly been afraid of Trump attacking them in tweets for months. And this week, he went for it. He called out the Freedom Caucus and tweeted "we must fight them" and tweeted twice specifically against Tea Party leaders Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and Raul Labrador. Earlier, it came out that OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, a former South Carolina congressman, personally delivered a threat from Trump to Mark Sanford that Señor Trumpanzee was actually *hoping* Sanford would vote No on TrumpCare so that Trump would have an excuse to recruit and back a prima... more »

State Denies the People’s Will, Butchers Cannabis Law That Won Popular Vote for Big Pharma

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: vote]In the Sunshine State, Big Pharma and anti-cannabis propaganda groups have far more sway over lawmakers than the voting populace.

Cop Arrested for Showing Children His Penis in Applebee’s – Still on Active Duty

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: cop]Police have now charged one of their own for exposing himself to two children in a popular restaurant's bathroom — but he remains on active duty.

What Is the Purpose of the Military?

Charles Scaliger at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: what-is-the-purpose-of-the-military] A proper and principled military policy would reserve the might of our armed forces for defense of our own territory, including embassies abroad — but not nebulously defined “American interests.” It would seek neither to police the world nor to impose our civic values by force.

Perhaps the most important thing we learned from the Senate Intelligence hearing yesterday.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *In a moment that stunned the hearing room, Watts *(Clinton Watts, a senior fellow at the George Washington Center for Cyber and Homeland Security)* flatly stated that the president himself has become a cog in such Russian measures. When asked by Oklahoma Republican James Lankford, who appeared visibly dismayed, why, if Russians have long used these methods, they finally worked in this election cycle, Watts’ answer was extraordinary. * *“I think this answer is very simple and is one no one is really saying in this room,” he said. Part of the reason, he went on, “... more »

Muslim Murder: Katie Hopkins, Bill Whittle tell it like it is...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*because the only other option is the destruction of civilization.* Lately I've been reading quite a few novels taking place around WWII. The spoiled arrogant libtards of this country have no idea of the devastation and lost lives that happened in the center of great cities like London, Paris, and even beautiful German cities. The hardships suffered by these people is something they've never experienced. As I was cruising the Woman's March on Washington Facecrap page, and witnessed their moaning and groaning of the wonderful Muslims being unfairly picked on and their defense of the... more »

Two biologists guilty of misconduct, says University investigation

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A Swedish university has concluded that two professors studying tissue engineering are guilty of misconduct in two published papers, including a 2012 study in The Lancet. The two biologists are Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson and Michael Olausson, both based at the University of Gothenburg. The university investigation — launched after several of Holgersson’s papers were questioned on PubPeer — […] The post Two biologists guilty of misconduct, says University investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Mosul Campaign Day 164-65, March 29-30, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Displaced people streaming out of west Mosul (Reuters) The police continued their frontal assault to take the Grand Mosque in the Old City of west Mosul, but the real story was the Golden Division moving up the flank of the district. On March 29 the Federal Police freed Malabwhile there was fighting by the police and Golden Division in Yarmouk, Zinjaliand Tanak. The next day the Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division took Alban, while Qadhib al-Ban was officially declaredliberated. The Golden Division only reported taking an intersection and some buildings, showing that it was... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin The percentage of Americans who think government will make business great explodes to a record high under Trump Death At Your Door: Knock-And-Talk Police Tactics Rip A Hole In The Constitution Westinghouse Bankruptcy Puts Fate Of Four U.S. Nuclear Reactors In Limbo Retired Texas Teachers "Very Fed Up" As Healthcare Costs Set To Triple Country With The World's Largest Oil Reserves Runs Out Of Gasoline FBI Arrests State Department Employee For Spying For China Quadriplegic man regains use of arm in medical first: study Venezuela Supreme Court grants itself legislativ... more »

Rising Concerns Over High Civilians Casualties In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *U.S. military officer in charge of approving airstrikes defends procedures used to prevent civilian deaths* As the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State faces increasing criticism for killing civilians in airstrikes on the dense neighborhoods of west Mosul, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq defended the procedures used to prevent such deaths. “We are very careful about how much collateral damage we are going to cause,” Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe, who is responsible for approving strikes in many parts of Iraq, said Thursday. “We’re here to defeat them,” he said ... more »

WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE: And what's wrong with Us?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017Part 4—Kicking down, without feeling, at Them:* Was Donald J. Trump sometimes brilliant during his White House campaign? We'd be inclined to go with "no." In Wednesday morning's New York Times, Eduardo Porter went with yes at the start of his weekly Economic Scene column: PORTER (3/29/17): *Donald J. Trump can be brilliant.* On the campaign trail, his diagnosis of the raw anger and disillusionment among white working-class Americans bested the most sophisticated analyses from the professional political class. His description of “American carnage” in his Ina... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Warns NATO Members That They Must Boost Their Defense Budgets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*VOA: **Tillerson: NATO Allies Must Boost Their Defense Budgets* U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, meeting with his NATO allies' counterparts, said Friday in Brussels that they must increase their countries' defense budgets. The top U.S. diplomat told the foreign ministers the alliance must have "all of the resources, financial and otherwise, that are necessary for NATO to fulfill its mission" in places like Iraq and Syria. Earlier Friday, Tillerson said he also wanted to discuss "Russia's aggression in Ukraine" with the NATO allies. Upon arrival in Brussels, the top U.S. di... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 30th Mar)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
Debt-binge Britons stick £20m a day on credit cards: Plastic spending soars amid fears of a fresh crisis as we now owe £67 BILLION Credit card debt is rising at the fastest rate for 11 years amid a dangerous borrowing binge, it was revealed yesterday. Shoppers put another £562million on plastic last month, or £20million a day, Bank of England data showed. British families now owe a record £

WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Can Disguise Hacks, Malware as Russian or Chinese

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: CIA]With each release of Vault 7, it becomes more apparent that everything we thought the CIA might get in this 1984-esque world — they already have.

Death from Above — Bill to Give Police Deadly Weapons on Drones

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: drones]Domestic death from above — State proposes legalizing the use of deadly weapons on police drones. What could possibly go wrong?

"Social Justice Warriors and Bubonic Plague: Is There a Difference?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Social Justice Warriors and Bubonic Plague:* * Is There a Difference?"* by Fred Reed Today I will explain why America is going to hell, and probably deserves it. It has to do with conservatives and liberals, who may be thought of as Woofers and Tweeters. They should all be taken out and shot. The country would then be a much better place. Worth a try, anyway. Some observations: *(1)* Liberals posit the equality of groups that are not equal, attribute the inevitable differences of outcome to discrimination, and try to eradicate them through regulation, affirmative action, and punis... more »

US to treat peaceful protesters as criminals, warn UN experts

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
UN human rights experts David Kaye and Maina Kiai have criticised 19 US states (all Republican-governed) for introducing bills that would restrict freedom of expression and assembly. They say these bills have “the purpose or effect of criminalising peaceful protests”. Kaye and Kiai underscore that these “undemocratic bills” come at a time when large protests are frequently taking place. […] The post US to treat peaceful protesters as criminals, warn UN experts appeared first on The Canary.

‘While you’re all obsessed with Brexit, the government is quietly killing your health service’

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Dr Ben White famously quit live on air to fight a legal battle against government cuts to the NHS. And now, he’s warned of government attempts to wind down the health service while the public is distracted by the calamities of Brexit. A doctor calls This week, the government decided to axe its 18-week target for […] The post ‘While you’re all obsessed with Brexit, the government is quietly killing your health service’ appeared first on The Canary.

A lawyer has handed the Prime Minister some uncomfortable news [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
On Friday 31 March, the government announced the sale of £11.8bn of public assets to a firm accused of serial tax avoidance. But hot on the heels of this latest dodgy Tory deal is a video take-down of Theresa May’s claims about the Conservatives’ financial record. And it shows we can’t trust the government with […] The post A lawyer has handed the Prime Minister some uncomfortable news [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Young boy left to die in a room, as NHS forced to repeatedly delay his operation

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 15 hours ago
There is no denying that the NHS is under pressure. Who can forget the red alert meltdown in January? Almost half of NHS trusts across England declared major hospital alerts in one week. But it appears things have been going awry for a long time. As the NHS is forced to keep cancelling non-emergency operations to try […] The post Young boy left to die in a room, as NHS forced to repeatedly delay his operation appeared first on The Canary.

Breaking: New Swiss Study Postpones Warming By Decades

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://notrickszone.com/2017/03/31/breaking-leading-warmist-scientists-in-new-study-determine-sun-plays-major-role-warming-delayed-by-decades/#sthash.TVi63aWS.26LTDFQ4.dpbs From No Tricks: Climate scientists at Switzerland’s renowned ETH Zurich and the University of Bern have long warned of the risks of man-made global warming. But in a brand new study their results now appear to have compelled them to postpone the expected global warming – by a […]

DELINGPOLE: Michael Mann Vs the Truth at Congressional Climate Hearing

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/31/delingpole-michael-mann-vs-the-truth-at-congressional-climate-hearing/ Dellers writes at Breitbart: Apart from being a tetchy, hotheaded, rude, bullying, cackhanded, ignorant, malevolent and embarrassingly useless excuse for a scientist, Professor Michael Mann – the guy behind the serially-discredited Hockey Stick – is also the most outrageous liar. Mann used often to claim that he […]

Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeking immunity, has "a story to tell." Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
A statement by counsel to General Flynn. pic.twitter.com/JQs90OI2OY — Robert Kelner (@robkelner) March 30, 2017 Courtesy of HuffPo: *Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who briefly served as national security adviser to President Donald Trump, is seeking immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying to those conducting investigations into the president’s ties to Russia, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. * *According to the report, Flynn made the offer to the FBI, the House intelligence committee and the Senate intelligence committee. All three entities are currently i... more »

North Koreans Wanted For Questioning In The Murder of Kim Jong-Nam Return To North Korea With His Body

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *N. Korean murder suspects go home with victim's body as Malaysia forced to swap* Three North Koreans wanted for questioning over the murder of the estranged half-brother of their country's leader returned home on Friday along with the body of victim Kim Jong Nam after Malaysia agreed a swap deal with the reclusive state. Malaysian police investigating what U.S. and South Korean officials say was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents took statements from the three before they were allowed to leave the country. "We have obtained whatever we want from them.... more »

President Trump Expects His Meeting With Chinese President Xi At Mar-A-Lago Will Be A 'Very Difficult One'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump © Reuters The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017 *Reuters*: *Trump says trade gap will make China meeting 'a very difficult one'* U.S. President Donald Trump set the tone for a tense first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week by tweeting on Thursday that the United States could no longer tolerate massive trade deficits and job losses. The White House said Trump would host Xi... more »

Important!! Air pollution causes both Cooling AND warming

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 15 hours ago
I’ve been working on the relationship between pollution and warming hotspots. Fortunately I’ve been using the general term “pollution” and not attributing the change to any specific chemicals or particles. Because things went a bit haywire as you will read. … Continue reading →

Evidence for air pollution affecting climate

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 15 hours ago
I’ve gathered together some material on air pollution and its affects on climate. This shows very conclusively that the link has been known for some time … however, the associated commentary has been moved to a new article as I … Continue reading →

Who knows Texans best: Washington or Texas?

Content Multimedia - 15 hours ago
By Deane Waldman Who knows what is best for Texans—Washington or Texas? Who is more responsive to your telephone calls, your concerns, and your vote: your Texas legislator, or your Congressional delegation?

TPPF Praises Passage of Senate Bill to Provide Education Freedom to Texas Children

Content Multimedia - 15 hours ago
By Kevin Roberts, Stephanie Matthews Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Dr. Kevin Roberts, Executive Vice President of TPPF, and Stephanie Matthews, senior policy advisor with the Center for Education Freedom at TPPF, issued the following statements on the Texas Senate passage of Senate Bill 3, relating to the establishment of an education savings account program for Texas.

The Northern Trumpists

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Michael Harris writes that, as the Conservative leadership race comes down to the finish, you have to wonder what the party learned under Stephen Harper's tutelage: Some days it’s hard to tell if the Dubious Fourteen are political birds of a feather — or warring members of rival motorcycle gangs. There are no excuses for the tawdry display of ego and ambition that so far has passed for a leadership race. For one thing, the party should have learned its lessons from the years of lying, cheating and democracy-busting in the Harper era. Consider the sound an fury over phony Tories... more »

How many scientists admit to questionable research practices?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Sure, everyone knows it’s not a good idea to falsify data. But what about somewhat lesser offenses that also undermine the reproducibility of your findings, such as only publishing studies that “work,” and reporting an unexpected finding as something you had predicted from the beginning? In 2012, a survey of more than 2,000 psychologists based […] The post How many scientists admit to questionable research practices? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Rutger Bregman writes that the most extreme wealth in our economy is based on rents rather than productivity: In reality, it is the waste collectors, the nurses, and the cleaners whose shoulders are supporting the apex of the pyramid. They are the true mechanism of social solidarity. Meanwhile, a growing share of those we hail as “successful” and “innovative” are earning their wealth at the expense of others. The people getting the biggest handouts are not down around the bottom, but at the very top. Yet their perilous dependence on others goes ... more »

Making Sense of Trump Ties to Alleged Neo-Nazis, Hungary-Putin Axis, Russian Mobsters, and Israeli Settlements

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
Budapest, Behind Heroes’ Square, 1896 On March 17th, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) … Continue reading →

Kremlin Spokesman: Russia-US Relations 'Maybe Even Worse' Than Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Kremlin spokesman: Russia-US relations 'maybe even worse' than Cold War* Russian President Vladimir Putin's right-hand man said in an interview today on ABC's "Good Morning America" that current relations between Russia and the United States are "maybe even worse" than the Cold War. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos that allegations of Russia's trying to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election are "fake news" and "slander." "It has no evidence at all," he said of the claims. The spokesman pointed to then-President Barac... more »

"A Stick-In-The-Mud..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“At this point I reveal myself in my true colors, as a stick-in-the-mud. I hold a number of beliefs that have been repudiated by the liveliest intellects of our time. I believe order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of the recent triumphs of science, men haven’t changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must try to learn from ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

People are cracking up over a glorious picture that’s circulating on National Kindness Day [TWEETS]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 16 hours ago
31 March is National Kindness Day. And people are cracking up over a picture that’s circulating on social media. Kindness, of course, comes in many forms. And making people laugh is one of them. So this genius piece of ‘advice’, apparently from a Catholic church, couldn’t have come at a better time. On a lighter […] The post People are cracking up over a glorious picture that’s circulating on National Kindness Day [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives compared Nicola Sturgeon to Margaret Thatcher. It did not end well for her [TWEETS]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 16 hours ago
Although most weeks can be described as ‘bad weeks’ for the Scottish Conservatives, this one has been particularly troubling. Most notably, it saw a letter calling for another independence referendum. A referendum that the Conservatives are wholeheartedly opposed to. But it also saw the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, mocking a Member of Scottish […] The... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall had no place being on Question Time last night. Now he wishes he wasn’t [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 16 hours ago
UKIP has no sitting MPs in the House of Commons, and are a diminishing force in UK politics. The producers of BBC Question Time continue to grant them more airtime than the likes of the Green Party (which does have a sitting MP). But the UKIP leader will be regretting it all today. The showdown […] The post UKIP leader Paul Nuttall had no place being on Question Time last night. Now he... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Peggy Noonan, you may be surprised to learn, is generally skeptical of Donald Trump -- not skeptical enough, but I'll give her credit for never being completely won over. However, I don't think she quite understands Trump's voter base: It amazes me that in his dealings with the health-care bill Mr. Trump revealed that he has no deep knowledge of who his base is, who his people are. I’ve never seen that in politics. But Mr. Trump’s supporters didn’t like the bill. If they had wanted a Republican president who deals only with the right, to produce a rightist bill, they would have chos... more »

Lamar Smith Leads The Charge, Successfully, In The Republican War On Science

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
My best friend Roland teaches science to elementary school kids in Compton, California. When he saw this headline Wednesday night he shook his head and asked me if I thought people around the world were going to see it too. Tim Cama's report for *The Hill* was mind-boggling; what century was he writing about! "The House voted Wednesday," he wrote, "to restrict the kind of scientific studies and data that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can use to justify new regulations. The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, or HONEST Act, passed 228-194. It would prohibit th... more »

How the Central Intelligence Agency Hides Its Tracks - Marble

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
WikiLeaks most recent release, Vault 7 Marble, provides us with a fascinating but not terribly unexpected look at how the Central Intelligence Agency uses "Marble" to throw investigators off its trail by hiding text fragments in other languages in its source code. Here's the press release from WikiLeaks: Note that the CIA has the capability to hide/obfuscate itself by using other languages, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Farsi (the language spoken in Iran). By doing this, the CIA is able to cover its own tracks and make it appear as though other nations (particularly those that are ... more »

Julian Assange and His Orange Jumpsuit

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
WikiLeaks ongoing revelations about the Central Intelligence Agency and its newfound ability to spy on us through our television sets and iPhones really raised the hackles of some Congressional members, including Nebraska Senator, Ben Sasse (R-NE), a majority member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Here's what he had to say on his website on March 9th, 2017: U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following response to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s press conference. "*It is imprudent to comment on the particulars of these lea... more »

George W. Bush's take on the Trump inauguration: “That was some weird shit.”

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of New York Magazine: *Following Trump’s short and dire speech, Bush departed the scene and never offered public comment on the ceremony. * *But, according to three people who were present, Bush gave a brief assessment of Trump’s inaugural after leaving the dais: “That was some weird shit.” All three heard him say it. * *A spokesman for Bush declined to comment.* "Declined to comment" is political speak for "Yep." I still hate him of course, but that is still a pretty accurate summation.

Research Integrity: Age of Autism Response to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee 2017

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Inquiry into Research Integrity 2017 prepared by John Stone on Behalf of Age of Autism Contents I. Evidence to the Committee March 2017 II. Correspondence with the Committee January 2017 III. Submission...

Trump Threatens House Freedom Caucus for Rejecting ObamaCare Replacement

Steve Byas at rss - 18 hours ago
[image: trump-threatens-house-freedom-caucus-for-rejecting-obamacare-replacement] President Trump, disappointed that his bill to replace ObamaCare was rejected by the House of Representatives, has fixed the blame upon the most conservative members of the House, and is now threatening to defeat them in Republican primaries.

Tax Justice Network Taxcast, March 2017: Brexit and Tax Havens; Losses to Tax Avoidance

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 18 hours ago
Will Brexit harm the City of London's tax haven? With weak regulation, money laundering, and satellites like BVI, Cayman Islands, and Jersey, everyone knows it's already a tax haven. The UK is threatening to be more of a tax haven if they don't get their way on other issues in the Brexit negotiations, but the EU will be vigilant on this issue, in John Christensen's opinion. He notes that the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) does not guarantee trade in most financial services. He says UK suffers from finance curse (like the resource curse increasingly studied in politica... more »

Light It Up Pink for Autism with Kim Stagliano

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
I wrote this back in 2011. Not much has changed beyond my girls growing older and my dear Dad passing away in February at 94. Share your thoughts on April - and what you would like to see that would...

"Employable Me" Casting In USA for Series

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
I received an email from Joe Pinzone of Optomen Productions in New York asking if we'd share a casting call for a program that's been a BBC Series and is now coming to the USA called "Employable Me." The program...

New state income tax proposal introduced in to Alaska. I said this was coming.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of KTUU: *There’s a plan in the works that would help bridge the state’s $2.8 billion annual deficit in three years. Alaskans would help pay for it. * *It comes from the House Finance Committee, and it includes a cap on the PFD, higher taxes on oil and gas producers and implements an income tax. * *Alaska hasn’t had an income tax since 1979. * *Representative Paul Seaton is co-sponsoring House Bill 115. It reduces the PFD to $1,250 a year, and it creates a bracket for income tax based on individual and married couple’s income. * *“It fixes the problem." said Rep. Seaton.... more »

Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
New Doubts! The news for Monsanto and Roundup is nothing but bad and the underlying science is now getting the attention it has long deserved. This must alone force Monsanto to leave the field. Yet all this takes time and farmers will still want the ease Roundup provides. That is the short term problem. The long term problem is a nightmare which will see vast tracts of land potentially abandoned to agriculture. The soil degradation is accelerating. Recovery will require massive re-pasturing and years of cycling to restore proper fertility. It can be done and mechanization... more »

Dave Schrader's Flying 'Manta Ray' Anomaly Sighting

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This one is important because we lock in scale because of the surrounding trees it is working around. There can be no dispute for size and its relative motion either. Better yet it is also associated with a mountain region and associated updrafts as well as a number of jittering lights in the adjacent skies. The sting ray shape is excellent for navigating what is essentially an airbag full of methane and has been observed before. As i have posted, i posit the existence of slime mold creatures able to create an methane bag in order to easily rise in the atmosphere all the way ... more »

Surprise: You’d never guess what well-known company just decided to dump artificial coloring from its products

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
*.* This is new and likely to spark an industry trend. This is one more example of science accepted over fifty years ago that now looks seriously shaky. Add in the history of regulatory connivance and the ease in which the science can now be freshly redone and these suspect products become ticking time bombs for PR blowback. Thus leading the charge to replace those colors also puts your competition under the gun as well. A very timely and solid strategy. It is likely to take off. . *Surprise: You’d never guess what well-known company just decided to dump artificial coloring fr... more »

Leftist Judge Produces 43 Page Decision Within 2 HOURS

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This is an extraordinary intervention by a party with no standing in the court in question. That the 43 page decision was hand delivered by the former president is obvious. That two hours to prepare a 43 page decision is impossible and this judge could not possibly have even made changes in the time frame. Thus this decision was long since prepared. So then the hearing itself was only for cosmetic purposes. That Obama apparently met with him is outrageous. I hope that that is untrue. They all know better. What is very clear is that this is meddling and can only bode il... more »


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
On the road this vacation. Probably won't be blogging again til Tuesday. My column in Taiwan News was killed for being too critical of the DPP. So no column this week either. *sigh* Good news for Taiwan, though. The Sunflowers were acquitted today, and the judge cited, apparently for the first time ever in Taiwan, the principle of civil disobediance. Like a ray of sunlight. In Hong Kong today the leaders of the umbrella movement were summoned to court yesterday after being indicted. The contrast is clear... may the message get through. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the... more »

Misdirection in Washington

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
The Senate Intelligence Committee began hearings on Capitol Hill concerning the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. RT correspondent Gayane Chichakyan covers the story. Things are becoming much clearer in Washington as we see that Congressional 'investigations' into Russian interference in US elections basically comes down to RT giving coverage to groups on the left such as Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter, and Standing Rock. Imagine for a moment all the years of the US funding the Voice of America that beamed propaganda into eastern Europe and Russi... more »

Inconvenient facts: The future of news.. and “otherness” has been stolen!

Ethical Technology - 22 hours ago
I recently spoke (via Beam robot) at a conference on “The Future of News Media” hosted by the Institute For The Future (IFTF), in San Francisco. An erudite gathering of concerned men and women from around the world discussed problems of Fake News, declining advertising revenues, state interference, self-censorship, and the web’s tendency to corral individuals into self-isolated pocket universes that reinforce their prejudices. In the short time allocated to me as kickoff speaker, I tried to give (ahem) ‘unusual perspectives’ on each of these topics.

The U.S. Military Is Running Out Of Bomb Kits

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Members of the U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force construct Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 9, 2016. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, as well as allies, have asked Boeing Co. for more laser-guided bomb kits amid declining stockpiles due to the air war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) *DoD BUzz:* *Boeing Ramps Up Bomb Production as Stockpiles Decrease* The Navy and Air Force, as well as U.S. allies, have asked Boeing Co. for more bomb kits, including la... more »

Dr Robert Duncan - CIA black projects

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
... "Apparently Robert Duncan never went to Harvard at all, even though this is the very first thing he claims in his book, *The Matrix Deciphered*." Dissecting the Claims of Robert Duncan. A Comparison of Robert Duncan to Other Known Disinfo Artists in the Past ~~

The Next War In Gaza Is Coming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A huge fireball erupts following Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City. (Reuters) *Daniel Shapiro, Bloomberg*: *All Signals Point Once Again to War in Gaza* *The next war in Gaza is coming.* In over five years as U.S. Ambassador to Israel, I found no issue more impervious to solutions than Gaza. We were constantly preventing, managing or responding to crises -- trying to head off terror attacks by Hamas and others, supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, negotiating ceasefires and working to alleviate human suffering. I also learned that Gaza wars follow a kind of rout... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/31/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/31/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The pile of felonies against people in the Deep State that illegally released classified information, for the purpose of embarrassing and destroying the incoming Trump Administration, keep stacking up. This crime is orders of magnitude worse that Watergate. The White House invited leaders of Congress to see documents from whistleblowers that point to improper handling of Intel surrounding the Trump team. Meanwhile, the Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media (MSM) continue to push a false narrative of T... more »

How understanding animals can help us make the most of artificial intelligence

Heather Roff, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford; Research Scientist, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 23 hours ago
Autonomous cars aren't smarter than this. X posid Every day countless headlines emerge from myriad sources across the globe, both warning of dire consequences and promising utopian futures – all thanks to artificial intelligence. AI “is transforming the workplace,” writes the Wall Street Journal, while Fortune magazine tells us that we are facing an “AI revolution” that will “change our lives.” But we don’t really understand what interacting with AI will be like – or what it should be like. It turns out, though, that we already have a concept we can use when we think about AI: It’s... more »

Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducing

Richard Taylor, Director of the Materials Science Institute and Professor of Physics, University of Oregon at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 23 hours ago
A fern repeats its pattern at various scales. Michael , CC BY-NC Humans are visual creatures. Objects we call “beautiful” or “aesthetic” are a crucial part of our humanity. Even the oldest known examples of rock and cave art served aesthetic rather than utilitarian roles. Although aesthetics is often regarded as an ill-defined vague quality, research groups like mine are using sophisticated techniques to quantify it – and its impact on the observer. We’re finding that aesthetic images can induce staggering changes to the body, including radical reductions in the observer’s stress le... more »

Gathering Strength at Fort Duchesne, Long Walk 5

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
Photos and Videos by Western Shoshone Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson ===================== The Ute community of Fort Duchesne walked with the Longest Walk 5 this morning. Drum at Fort Duchesne. The Long Walk 5 gained strength during the walkers stay on Ute land at Fort Duchesne, Utah. The community shared hospitality and joined walkers as they departed this morning, March 30,

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
SpaceX chief Elon Musk hails a 'revolution in spaceflight' after blasting off a recycled rocket for the first time https://t.co/xBFiIKRjU3 pic.twitter.com/BhycyoWXJs — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 31, 2017

An Interview With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. *Nationnal Interest*: *Sergey Lavrov - The Interview* *An “absolutely artificial hysterical situation was created” in U.S.-Russia relations—but not quite yet a Cold War.* Paul Saunders, associate publisher of the National Interest, interviewed Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday, March 24, 2017, in Moscow. Their wide-ranging and blunt conversation, which lasted over an hour, covered topics from Ukraine and Syria to the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the future of U.S.-Russia cooperation. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: He d... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The Sukhoi Su-35S. © Photo: JSC Sukhoi Company

On The News Line: Israel Wants Syria Crisis to Continue

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 28, 2017 These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line: – Israel wants the Syrian war to continue Fresh indications have emerged that foreign players are already deepening their involvement in the Syrian conflict. Reports said last week that the United […]

5yo, 10yo Palestinian Boys Forcefully Arrested by IDF

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem! – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version) Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the […]

Steve Quayle & Tim Alberino Reveal Their Latest Findings as the Coming Endtimes Deception Nears

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for […]

Author Claims Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager Podesta Received Millions From Putin Backed Company

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 30, 2017 Lee Ann McAdoo and Rob Dew discuss the hypocrisy of Clinton cronies claiming Trump has Russian ties. end

The Debate: Washington Warmongering

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 30, 2017 “Our concern is not with the people of Iran, it is with their revolutionary government.” Those words set the mood of US General Joseph Votel’s testimony on the Islamic Republic of Iran in front of the House Armed Services Committee. His words included blame on Iran for what he called […]

‘Wherever We Went, We Got Bombed’: Mosul Refugees Slam Iraqi & US Anti-ISIS Offensive

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 30, 2017 Exploring the destroyed parts of Mosul, RT has been able to gather more evidence in support of Amnesty International’s report which accuses the US-led coalition and Iraqi government of indiscriminately bombing houses with civilians inside along with ISIS targets. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/87cj end