Thursday, March 23, 2017

23 March - Blogs I'm Following

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Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
This map shows the main attacks linked to radical Islamists in Europe since 2004 and in Turkey since 2015 pic.twitter.com/V2sf8mYoIa — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 23, 2017

Pentagon Is Denying Reports That They Shelved A Study That Found $125 Billion In Waste

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 32 minutes ago
*Military.com/Stars and Stripes:* *DOD Denies It Tried to Shelve Study That Found $125 Billion in Waste* WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department on Tuesday denied it tried to quash a 2015 study that found it could save $125 billion in noncombat administrative programs but admitted it has so far only found a small fraction of those savings. The department hopes to save $7.9 billion during the next five years through recommendations in the study of back-office waste, which itself cost about $9 million to complete, the Defense Department's acting deputy chief management officer told a H... more »

Israeli Soldiers Kill Another Palestinian Teenager in Ramallah

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 37 minutes ago
Published on Mar 23, 2017 Israeli soldiers have fatally shot a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian health officials say three other people were also wounded after Israeli troops opened fire on their car in the city of Ramallah. Israeli military claims that the Palestinian men threw fire bombs at Jewish people. The […]

Google Director’s Push for Computers Inside Human Brains Is ‘Anti-Christ,’ ‘Human Rights Abuse,’ Theologians Explain

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 37 minutes ago
Google is, of course, No Such Agency which is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network! – Google Director’s Push for Computers Inside Human Brains Is ‘Anti-Christ,’ ‘Human Rights Abuse,’ Theologians Explain by BRANDON SHOWALTER, http://www.christianpost.com/ Google’s director of engineering is saying implanting computers “inside our brains” is upon us, words theologians and Christian bioethicists consider a […]

BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 37 minutes ago
BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It by ZeroPointNow, http://www.zerohedge.com The same day House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference disclosing that President Trump had been under “incidental surveillance,” Attorney and FreedomWatch Chairman, Larry Klayman, sent a letter to the House Committee on Intelligence imploring […]

Putin: The Russian President Says Something About The New World Order That Western Media Won’t Air

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 37 minutes ago
Putin: The Russian President Says Something About The New World Order That Western Media Won’t Air by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution, via http://www.lewrockwell.com/ George Orwell once said that “in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Since he offered those words decades ago, we have seen deceit become a pervasive and global problem, […]

Potential ‘Smoking Gun’ Showing Obama Administration Spied on Trump Team, Source Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 37 minutes ago
Potential ‘Smoking Gun’ Showing Obama Administration Spied on Trump Team, Source Says by James Rosen, http://www.foxnews.com/ Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. […]

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Strangers consoled Mrs Cochran as she lay on the bridge next to a toppled postcard stand before an ambulance arrived *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this Daily Mail link .... *They thought they were on a dream vacation but yesterday afternoon 'ISIS' attacker left Utah man crumpled and dead after hurling him over bridge and his wife bloodied and weeping in a pile of scattered postcards in image that went around the world* (Daily Mail).

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Suspects That Russia Is Supplying The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Commander of U.S. Forces in Europe, General Curtis Scaparrotti speaks during a news conference in Tallinn, Estonia, March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins *NBC*: *Top U.S. General in Europe Says Russia May Be Supplying Taliban in Afghanistan* Russia may be influencing and supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan, the top U.S. general in Europe said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who also serves as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told Senators that Russia's role in Afghanistan seemed to be growing, according to Reut... more »

The Republican War On Immigrants Melds Perfectly Into Their War On Science

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*And a delightful dining companion* *One of the brilliant innovations of the Trump phenomenon has been the turning of expertise into a class issue. Formerly, scientists were political liabilities only insofar as their work clashed with the teachings of TV Bible-thumpers. Now, any person who in any way disputes popular misconceptions-- that balancing a budget is just like balancing a checkbook, that two snowfalls in a week prove global warming isn't real, that handguns would have saved Jews from the Holocaust or little kids from the Sandy Hook massacre-- is part of an elitist conspi... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Dawood Azami, BBC*: *Why Sangin's fall to the Taliban matters* The Taliban's capture of the strategically-located Sangin, once considered the deadliest battlefield for US and British troops in Afghanistan, will increase the group's mobility in the north of the province and give it control of an important supply line with the provincial capital Lashkar Gah The Taliban has already captured a few of the 14 districts of Helmand, which borders Pakistan. According to some estimates, the insurgent group now controls more than half of the province, which produces the bulk of Afghanistan'... more »

World News Briefs -- March 23, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters:* *Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four* The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. The death toll from Wednesday's attack on the heart of Britain's democracy grew to five as police said one of the injured, a 75-year-man, had died in hospital after his life support was withdrawn. That number included Masood, 52, who ... more »

NSA Expected To Release “Smoking Gun” Proof Obama Spied On Trump

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 2 hours ago
Congressional investigators expect that a potential “smoking gun” from the NSA establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team

Timberland CEO: ‘I’d Rather Not See Blacks in My Boots’?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Reports that Timberland's CEO said derogatory things about black people wearing the company's products are fake news.

Native American Forum on Nuclear Issues 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Western Shoshone, Timbisha Shoshone, Havasupai, Dine' and Paiute speak out on radioactive dumping in Native American communities By Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone Secretary of the Native Community Action Council Censored News LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Native Americans are preparing to meet the renewed threat of the proposed Yucca Mountain High Level Nuclear Waste Repository by educating

The Case Of Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort And His Russian Connections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*NPR:* *Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says* A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. "According to documents that we've reviewed, Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests," the AP's Chad Day tells... more »

Neil Gorsuch And His Past Hostility Against Guantanamo Lawyers

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 3 hours ago
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch did not address troubling claims he made about Guantanamo lawyers fabricating claims of abuse and torture. The post Neil Gorsuch And His Past Hostility Against Guantanamo Lawyers appeared first on Shadowproof.

How the CIA Plants News Stories in the Media

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22238 [NOTE: This video was produced for BoilingFrogsPost.com on September 30, 2011. It is being made available in its entirety here for the first time.] – It is no longer disputed that the CIA has maintained an extensive and ongoing relationship with news organizations and journalists, and […]

Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency! – See also: – NSA Partner in Crime? Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Auto-Spying Can’t Be Disabled – Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It) by Mac Slavo, http://www.SHTFplan.com […]

Question Is: When, Not If Collapse Will Occur | John Rubino

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Mar 23, 2017 John Rubino joins Silver Doctors to sound the alarm the system is poised to collapse and could collapse at any time… Rubino discusses the rise of inflation and the emerging populist sentiment. Rising inflation around the world shows we are heading into a period of rising instability. While the rich are […]

Keiser Report: Heading for Global War WW3

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Mar 23, 2017 Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy discuss the racket that is war. In the second half Max talks to JP Sottile of NewsVandal.com about trumping Trump and howling at the Moonves: how corporate media raked in the big bucks […]

The Trump - Russian - Surveillance Story Is All About Politics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *In Defense of Devin Nunes * One of the strangest turns in the story of Russia and the Trump campaign has been the recent outrage from Democrats over politicization of the investigation. This all centers on Chairman Devin Nunes, the Republican who is leading the House Intelligence Committee's investigation. He was an adviser to the Trump presidential transition. The White House asked him last month to talk to a reporter to rebut news stories that alleged Trump associates had many contacts with Russian intelligence officers. On Wednesday, Nunes briefed the p... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Trump's War Posture'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Posted on March 23, 2017 TRUMP’S WAR POSTURE Please post & distribute. MNN. Mar. 23, 2017. US President Trump is posturing for a war with China over North Korea. In effect, he said, “ We owe China $1.7 trillion and we are not paying any of it. We have power over them and will force them to do our bidding in North Korea. They will do as they are told, or we will nuke them”. https://

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Reports: US Airstrikes Killed 230 Civilians in Mosul Overnight

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 civilians were killed overnight in US and coalition strikes in just a single neighborhood. That’s an enormous toll, of course, but is reported from several sources telling largely the same story, including that a single US airstrike against a large building full of civilians in Mosul killed... more »

Reports: US Airstrikes Killed 230 Civilians in Mosul Overnight

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 civilians were killed overnight in US and coalition strikes in just a single neighborhood. That’s an enormous toll, of course, but is reported from several sources telling largely the same story, including that a single US airstrike against a large building full of civilians in Mosul killed... more »

Reports: US Airstrikes Killed 230 Civilians in Mosul Overnight

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 civilians were killed overnight in US and coalition strikes in just a single neighborhood. That’s an enormous toll, of course, but is reported from several sources telling largely the same story, including that a single US airstrike against a large building full of civilians in Mosul killed... more »

Reports: US Airstrikes Killed 230 Civilians in Mosul Overnight

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] As the US airstrikes in the Iraqi city of Mosul are increasingly concentrated around densely populated neighborhoods in the city’s west, the death toll from those airstrikes in spiraling rapidly out of control, with the most recent figures out of the area suggesting around 230 civilians were killed overnight in US and coalition strikes in just a single neighborhood. That’s an enormous toll, of course, but is reported from several sources telling largely the same story, including that a single US airstrike against a large building full of civilians in Mosul killed... more »

Top Democrat On The House U.S. Intelligence Committee: New Evidence Shows Possible Trump-Russia Collusion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN:* *Schiff: New evidence shows possible Trump-Russia collusion* The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that he has been presented with new information on collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and Russia that would merit a grand jury investigation. Rep. Adam Schiff told CNN Thursday that he had seen additional evidence, but would not specify what it was. "We continue to get new information that, I think, paints a more complete picture of at least what we know at the outset of our investigation," Schiff said. Asked to explain his comme... more »

Chairman Of U.S. Intel Committee Apologises On The Handling Of New Intel On Trump Team Surveillance. Critics And Oppoenents Are Not Impressed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Pelosi: Intel chairman 'a stooge of the president'* House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hammered the Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee on Thursday, saying Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is simply a “stooge” for President Trump who can’t be trusted to lead an unbiased investigation into ties between Russia and the White House. Pelosi said Nunes “acted outside the circle of respect” for his responsibility as Intelligence chairman when he went Wednesday to the press and the president with new information surrounding the panel’s probe into Russian h... more »

The Fallout Continues From Yesterday's Claims That The Trump Team Was Spied On By The Obama Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says* Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday... more »

America’s Political System Thrives on Corruption

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-by Bruce Berlin* Big Money has a stranglehold on our country’s political system that is destroying our democracy. Today in Washington and in our state capitals too often Big Money calls the shots. Moreover, this problem is not a partisan issue. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as well as presidential administrations of both parties are frequently guilty of unduly favoring the desires of their Big Money donors over the needs of their constituents. The truth is, we have a system that thrives on corruption, and it’s getting worse all the time. While Donald Trump appe... more »

Boy with a rare skin disorder hates his looks, until he meets his dog twin

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
An 8-year-old boy, Carter Blanchard of Searcy, Arkansas, who has the skin condition vitiligo isn’t feeling so alone since meeting a dog halfway across the country with the same disorder. Vitiligo destroys the cells that make pigment in the skin, according to the National Institutes of Health. Carter was first diagnosed in kindergarten and lost confidence as white patches appeared around his eyes, according to ABC News. “He was at a big school with a lot of kids, and his face was transforming very quickly,” his mother, Stephanie Adcock, told the network. “The first thing he’d tell m... more »

WikiLeaks Publishes Details On How The CIA Hacks Apple Products

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Heavy.com*: *WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak Claims CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones* A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced. The documents are expected to be released in the next 24-hours. The announced was made after a “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. *Read more* .... *More News ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Was in a car accident this afternoon. Was at a red light .... two cars collided in front of me and one of them crashed into mine. All involved are OK .... but it could have been very bad. Fortunately ... I was driving the GF's old SUV .... so no great loss. :) My big problem was getting back home .... but I am here now, and blogging should be back within the hour.

X22 Report, “The Real Estate Market Has Been Pumped Up To Support The Fake Economy, When It Goes...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*X22 Report, “The Real Estate Market Has Been Pumped Up * *To Support The Fake Economy, When It Goes...”* "Initial jobless claim is continuing to move up. The art bubble is popping all over the place and artwork is losing its value quickly. New home sales spike as mortgage apps, existing home sale decline and while mortgage rates increase. The housing market is on its way to collapsing and when it does it will bring the entire system down with it. Commercial and residential loans at risk and this time its all coming down. Be prepared for the upcoming economic crisis." - https://www... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Challenge From Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
2002, “Challenge From Heaven” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SSN3wVQV6M&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. * Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic ... more »

"A Good Question..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"In the end, we return to the question, just how much do you love truth? Do you really love truth or are you just curious? Do you love it enough to rebuild your understanding to conform to a reality that doesn't fit your current beliefs, and doesn't feel 120% happy? Do you love truth enough to continue seeking even when it hurts, when it reveals aspects of yourself (or human society, or the universe) that are shocking, complex and disturbing, or humbling, glorious and amazing - or even, when truth is far beyond human mind itself? Just how much do we love truth? It's a good question... more »

US Attack on Raqqa Updated..

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Yesterday I covered the “surprise” attack on Raqqa- * US Launched "Surprise" Attack On Raqqa. Blocking SAA/Hezbollah/Russian ForcesFirst I want to mention the absolute lack of coverage via the msm.. It's still the Parliament 'attack' and the usual Trump circus. And that's what I find odd? The media is *against Trump* claim isn't as believable when they are doing him a big favour by not mentioning this move in Raqqa. So is the Trump circus a distraction? Then there is the spin from the alt media. Claiming it is unclear how the Trump administration plans to “proceed on Syria”?* It ... more »

The War on Islam: 9/11 Revisited, Uncovered and Exposed (new corrected version)

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 5 hours ago
Here is the new corrected youtube. More information about the event here.

Chris Hedges: Society Needs Robust Public Broadcasting

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 6 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Mar 23, 2017 Nominations for the 44th annual daytime Emmy awards have been released and RT America’s Chris Hedges, host of “On Contact,” was nominated to receive the prize for Outstanding and Informative Talk Show Host. He joins Ashlee Banks to explain the importance of public broadcasting […]

Federal Government Squeezes Workers, Bloats Pentagon by Carl Lewis + May Day: Struggle For A Mass Strike!

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 6 hours ago
Dandelion Salad by Carl Lewis Workers World March 23, 2017 A recent hiring freeze for federal employees is one of a barrage of anti-worker laws and executive orders recently put forth by the Trump administration. These serve as a cover-up for gutting the people’s social safety net, on the way to implementing brutal capitalist austerity. […]

Three Sheets to the Wind: The Rum-Soaked Voyage of the USS Constitution

David Emery at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Naval lore has it that the crew of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") consumed more than 250,000 gallons of liquor and not a single drop of water during a six-month voyage in the late 1700s.

Fake News BBC Claim Record Temperatures

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39329304 According to the fake news BBC, large parts of the world had record warmth last year. (Note, although the BBC caption reads “in January this year”, fake news correspondent Matt McGrath has not realised that this is NOAA’s map for the whole of 2015 […]

Lines Of Communication Between President Trump And Former President Barack Obama Have Gone Dark

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *The Hill:* *Obama and Trump haven’t talked since inauguration* Lines of communication between President Trump and former President Barack Obama have gone dark. The two men haven’t spoken since Inauguration Day, sources tell The Hill, a drastic turn since their string of phone calls and pleasantries during the presidential transition. Trump and Obama — with their vastly different styles and personalities — were never likely... more »

Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

Alex Newman at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: christians-urged-to-pull-children-from-public-schools] Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one... more »

Rick Perry Calls Texas A&M Student Election a “Mockery”

Warren Mass at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: rick-perry-calls-texas-a-m-student-election-a-mockery] Energy Secretary Rick Perry charged that the Texas A&M Student Government Association “made a mockery of due process and transparency” in conducting its recent elections for installing a homosexual candidate.

'Sami Blood', an indigenous movie is selected as Best European Film at Venice festival

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
It's finally here, the internationally acclaimed feature film Sami Blood (Sameblod), in which Amanda Kernell skilfully tells a life story from Swedish Sápmi, from the 1930s until now. Honoured at the Venice Film Festival and critically acclaimed, hit movie Sami Blood should make Swedes question why Sami oppression in Sweden is not common knowledge, and it’s time for that to change, argues Sami Parliament member Oscar Sedholm. Amandas Kernell’s SAMI BLOOD, a Swedish-Danish-Norwegian co-production, has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Giornate degli Autori-V... more »

Free Download: Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*Free Download: **Dante Alighieri, “The Divine Comedy”* “The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri between c. 1308 and his death in 1321. It is widely considered the pre-eminent work of Italian literature, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It helped establish the Tuscan dialect, in which it is written, as the standardized Italian language. I... more »

The Poet: Eugene O'Neill, "Free"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Free"* "Weary am I of the tumult, sick of the staring crowd, Pining for wild sea places where the soul may think aloud. Fled is the glamour of cities, dead as the ghost of a dream, While I pine anew for the tint of blue on the breast of the old Gulf Stream. I have had my dance with Folly, nor do I shirk the blame; I have sipped the so-called Wine of Life and paid the price of shame; But I know that I shall find surcease, the rest my spirit craves, Where the rainbows play in the flying spray, 'Mid the keen salt kiss of the waves. Then it's ho! for the plunging deck of a bark, the hoars... more »

"The Essential Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." - Pierre de Courbertin

Tillerson: US Forces Will Stay in Iraq After Defeat of ISIS

Robert Wenzel at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Imagine my surprise. US military forces will remain in Iraq after the military defeat of the Islamic State in order to avert another resurgence of the terrorist organization, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Wednesday. "The military power of the coalition will remain where this fraudulent caliphate has existed in order to set the conditions for a full recovery from the tyranny of ISIS," Tillerson said in comments at the State Department before a meeting of "the global coalition to defeat ISIS." In perfect doublespeak, Tillerson said the soldiers will n... more »

Tillerson: US Forces Will Stay in Iraq After Defeat of ISIS

Robert Wenzel at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Imagine my surprise. US military forces will remain in Iraq after the military defeat of the Islamic State in order to avert another resurgence of the terrorist organization, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Wednesday. "The military power of the coalition will remain where this fraudulent caliphate has existed in order to set the conditions for a full recovery from the tyranny of ISIS," Tillerson said in comments at the State Department before a meeting of "the global coalition to defeat ISIS." In perfect doublespeak, Tillerson said the soldiers will n... more »

Tillerson: US Forces Will Stay in Iraq After Defeat of ISIS

Robert Wenzel at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Imagine my surprise. US military forces will remain in Iraq after the military defeat of the Islamic State in order to avert another resurgence of the terrorist organization, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Wednesday. "The military power of the coalition will remain where this fraudulent caliphate has existed in order to set the conditions for a full recovery from the tyranny of ISIS," Tillerson said in comments at the State Department before a meeting of "the global coalition to defeat ISIS." In perfect doublespeak, Tillerson said the soldiers will n... more »

Tillerson: US Forces Will Stay in Iraq After Defeat of ISIS

Robert Wenzel at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Imagine my surprise. US military forces will remain in Iraq after the military defeat of the Islamic State in order to avert another resurgence of the terrorist organization, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Wednesday. "The military power of the coalition will remain where this fraudulent caliphate has existed in order to set the conditions for a full recovery from the tyranny of ISIS," Tillerson said in comments at the State Department before a meeting of "the global coalition to defeat ISIS." In perfect doublespeak, Tillerson said the soldiers will n... more »

Windows 10 Has Been Logging Everything You Type — Here’s How To Stop It

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 6 hours ago
[image: Windows]According to a startling new report, if you use Windows 10, every, single keystroke you’ve ever entered on your computer has been logged. If that weren’t alarming enough to the privacy-minded among us, all of that information is being sent directly to Microsoft. All of which begs the question, is this why Microsoft was so insistent …

Sadiq Khan responds to bigoted criticism from the Trump family in true British fashion

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 7 hours ago
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded to criticism from Donald Trump’s eldest son. In one of the most British ways possible. Political point-scoring On 22 March, a terrorist drove into people on Westminster Bridge, before he entered Old Palace Yard and stabbed police officer Keith Palmer. Four people died the incident, and 29 people were […] The post Sadiq Khan responds to bigoted criticism from the Trump family in true British fashion appeared first on The Canary.

We need to have this conversation after the London attack

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 7 hours ago
After the 22 March terrorist attack in London, we need a serious talk about the fight against Daesh (Isis/Isil). Because there are things the UK really should be doing, but isn’t. And that should be of great concern for us all. The man police believe was responsible for the 22 March Westminster attack was born in […] The post We need to have this conversation after the London attack appeared first on The Canary.

YOU HAD ONE JOB, MR. PRESIDENT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
As Axios's Jonathan Swan reports, Donald Trump is very bad at his job: House leadership has been hoping that President Trump would turn the screws on the Freedom Caucus. They'd love nothing more than for Trump to threaten Freedom Caucus members like Mark Meadows with primary challenges. In fact, they were banking on Trump doing that. They thought he could break the Freedom Caucus. *The emerging reality:* Trump is doing nothing of the sort. He was joking when he told Meadows in the GOP conference meeting earlier this week that he'd come after him. And in today's White House meeting T... more »

"Manipulation-Craft, or How They Get Us to Agree”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Manipulation-Craft, or How They Get Us to Agree”* by Abrams Hap "Manipulation takes many forms, and aims at us from multiple levels. Emotions, inattention, preoccupation, distraction, lack of information, misinformation, and levels of trust all aid in the success of manipulation-craft bewitchment. The systems and techniques, utilized to manipulate and deceive, are known and tried. They are natural systems experienced in society and the psychological functions of reality. When used with the intent to beguile they become manipulation-crafts. Below are a few examples of techniques a... more »

The Economy: "When the Tidal Wave Hits, Part III"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"When the Tidal Wave Hits, Part III"* by Jeff Nielson "Part I of this series explained that (most) Western nations are heading toward an economic cataclysm which is historically unprecedented. Part II expanded upon the economic diseases which have sent us into this terminal descent and also factored in some of the social diseases which have left us more vulnerable to an economic crash than at any other time in history. This installment is dedicated to illustrating the political and legal devolution which has taken place across the Corrupt West, along with explaining how and why th... more »

Is Tillerson Skipping NATO for Russia a Crisis? (No.)

Peter Van Buren at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Is Tillerson committing treason skipping a NATO meeting for Russia? A diplomatic crisis? The end of the alliance? A favor to Putin? No. It’s just a scheduling decision. Senior government leaders are often called on to be in more than one place at a time. They make choices. Not everyone agrees with those choices. Sometimes deputies go instead. This happens to every country; the more global a nation’s interests, the more it happens. None of this is new. Yet a decision to have Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attend a meeting between President Trump (Tillerson’s bos... more »

Comey Lied? Trump Vindicated? Nobody's Safe From PATRIOT Act

Daniel McAdams at 8 hours ago
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) dropped a bombshell yesterday when he revealed that members of the Trump campaign staff -- possibly including Trump himself -- had their communications intercepted by US intelligence. The surveillance was likely undertaken under expanded spying permission granted by section 702 of the post-9/11 FISA amendments. This provision enables the NSA to listen in to and keep information from phone calls of US citizens as long as the person on the other end is believed to be a non-US citizen overseas. The possibilities for abusing this ... more »

Planning a War in Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
These space warfare proponents are crazy and have their greedy hands on the national treasury. But still that is not enough money for them and now these aerospace industries are rounding up the international allies to help pay for the US Star Wars program. Taxpayers everywhere beware!

Conservatives Angry That Trump Healthcare Bill Could Cover Illegals

Raven Clabough at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: conservatives-angry-that-trump-health-care-bill-could-cover-illegals] A deal has not yet been reached between the White House and congressional Republicans on the American Health Care Act, the bill intended to repeal and partially replace ObamaCare. Many Republicans have been unable to rally around the bill, asserting that it breaks too many promises made to the American people during the 2012, 2014, and 2016 election cycles. The latest disappointment involved the removal of a provision intended to stop illegal immigrants from receiving health insurance coverage from the bil... more »

Matt Taibbi On The Anatomy Of An American Kakistocracy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I hope everyone's already read Matt Taibbi's *Rolling Stone* piece this week, Trump The Destroyer, more a story on the ugliness of the Regime he's assembled around himself-- "Trump managed to stuff the top of his Cabinet with a jaw-dropping collection of perverts, tyrants and imbeciles, the likes of which Washington has never seen"-- than something on the level of Vlad the Impaler, although he did mention that the usual DC GOP gatekeepers had all "abandoned Trump during the 'grab them by the pussy' episode [and that] in a true autocracy, theirs would be the first heads gored on sta... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
San Antonio, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Such A Paradox..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

WATCH: House Intelligence Committee Just Admitted US Did in Fact Spy on Trump

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: trump]The US Government admitted they have spied on Trump and his team "on numerous occasions" and produced “dozens” of reports.

NYC subway banned dogs unless they fit in a bag, so these owners got creative.

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
When New York City decided to implement policies to ban large dogs from the subway system, pet parents decided to take things into their own hands. The rule stated that dogs must fit into a bag to be deemed travel worthy in the underground. Challenge accepted. On the surface it seemed that any dog over 10 pounds would not make the cut, but these every resourceful city dwellers beat the system in the best way. “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container.” But the rules say nothing about the size of the animal, some people ar... more »

London attack: Terrorism expert explains three threats of jihadism in the West

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, Research Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
Details about the man who attacked the British Parliament on March 22, identified by London police as British national Khalid Masood, are still emerging. With three victims confirmed dead, the attack is the worst in London since the July 7, 2005 bombings on the London transport system. A day after the attack, the Islamic State media organization Amaq released a statement claiming responsibility. The statement read: “The attacker yesterday in front of the British Parliament was a soldier of the Islamic state.” The language of the statement can help us understand the nature of not j... more »

Fort Peck Native American Tribes gift genetically pure American bison to Bronx Park

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
The seven female and one male bison are from the Yellowstone National Park bloodline, which are among the few pure herds remaining. The vast majority of present-day bison have small amounts of domestic cattle genes, a reflection of past interbreeding efforts when western ranchers tried to create a hardier breed of cattle. The historic transfer will further the Bronx wildlife park’s long history of facilitating bison conservation projects in the western U.S., and marks the first time bison have been transferred by a tribe to a wildlife park. Tribal leaders the Fort Peck Assiniboine a... more »

Why we all go all in for Top Gun when all it brings is thunder death

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
Even the Captian would agree its a piss poor postition' all that responsibility thats why we need advanced technology to make those life saving decisions in real time and if they fail 1% of the time they will prevent 99% of the disasters of humanking that is of course if the machines agree that the nut at the wheel the human must be accommodated to complete the mission

Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Antwerp, Belgium per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Guess who? The BBC have to report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39369202 that: 'A French national of North African origin has been arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, officials say. A car was driven "at high speed" on De Meir, the northern city's main shopping street, before it was intercepted. There were no reports of any injuries. Knives, a non-lethal gun and some unidentifiable liquid were found in the car, prosecutors say.' Spreading?

Savaging Donald J. Trump for his claims!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017The Journal uses its words:* The Wall Street Journal hit Trump so hard the New York Times took notice. In this morning's editions, Sydney Ember reported what the Journal said. We were struck by the way the Journal used its words: EMBER (3/23/17): The editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is known for its conservative tone, but an editorial the newspaper published online Tuesday night would stand out even in the pages of its left-leaning peers. The editorial was an extraordinarily harsh rebuke of President Trump, calling him “his own worst political ene... more »

Tube worker sacked after trying to help a pregnant woman who was being ‘assaulted’

Steve Topple at The Canary - 10 hours ago
A tube worker has been sacked by London Underground Limited (LUL) for allegedly going to help a pregnant colleague who was being ‘assaulted’ by a ‘fare evader’. An obvious assault? On 16 November 2016, Kirsty Watts, who was five months pregnant at the time, was allegedly pushed in the stomach by a fare evader. The […] The post Tube worker sacked after trying to help a pregnant woman who was being ‘assaulted’ appeared first on The Canary.

The BBC accidentally broadcasts a Daesh video, an hour after the attack on London [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The BBC accidentally broadcast a video on Daesh (Isis/Isil), an hour after the attack on London. The presenter then panicked: The reporter made a ‘cut throat’ gesture, than appeared to mouth “sorry” afterwards. Given the events surrounding the tragedy in the capital, this motion was perhaps insensitive. On 22 March, an unnamed assailant drove a […] The post The BBC accidentally broadcasts a Daesh video, an hour after the attack on London [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Trey Gowdy Just Had a Federal Judge Issue an Order to Exhume a Body?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports that the South Carolina Congressman ordered the disinterment of Foster (a Clinton associate who died in 1993) originated from a hoax news site.

Nearly half of PIP reviews saw award cut, according to unpublished DWP figures

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
Nearly half of disabled people subject to “planned reviews” of their eligibility for the government’s new disability benefit are having their existing award either cut or removed completely, according to new figures obtained by Disability News Service (DNS). The unpublished Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that the proportion of claimants of personal [...]

PIP investigation: MPs expand search for evidence, but again sidestep dishonesty claims

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
A committee of MPs is seeking fresh evidence about a disability benefit assessment process, but again appears to be trying to dodge concerns about dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out the tests. Disability News Service (DNS) has provided the Commons work and pensions select committee with substantial evidence of widespread dishonesty among personal [...]

Ministers forced into sickness benefit u-turn over ‘sanction fodder’ measure

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
Ministers have been forced to scrap a drastic change to benefit rules that meant seriously ill claimants found unfairly “fit for work” were no longer allowed to take an extended period of sickness absence, even if they had a sicknote from their GP. Under the new rules – introduced through a Department for Work and [...]

Disabled people must ‘take initiative’ in fight to keep rights after Brexit

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
Disabled people and their organisations must “take the initiative” and fight to keep the laws that protect their rights as the UK heads towards Brexit, campaigners have been told. The call came at a workshop in London organised by two of Europe’s leading organisations of disabled people, part of a project* to provide information on [...]

New Labour shadow reveals PMQs access nightmare… and ‘social model’ ignorance

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people has spoken about her new role, and the access problems she faces as a disabled MP during prime minister’s questions. Marie Rimmer, one of parliament’s few disabled MPs, was appointed to the role on 1 February, less than two years after she was elected for the first time [...]

Ministers face twin attack over bus accessibility failures

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
Two leading disabled campaigners have criticised ministers for failing to agree key measures that would improve the accessibility of bus services. The crossbench peer Baroness [Jane] Campbell and activist Doug Paulley spoke out after MPs debated the latest parliamentary stage of the government’s bus services bill. Baroness Campbell said she felt that discussions she had [...]

Campaign hopes to force improvements to ‘disgraceful’ access to rail travel

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
A new user-led campaign is calling on the government to address the “disgraceful” and “unacceptable” treatment experienced by disabled rail passengers. Transport for All (TfA) has issued a series of seven demands to the government and rail industry as part of its Rail Access Now campaign, and has described the current situation as a source [...]

Disabled EU citizens raise fears over post-Brexit residency rights

John Pring at Disability News Service - 10 hours ago
The Brexit process could see disabled people who were born on the continent but have lived here for many years unable to secure permanent residency in the UK, because they have never been able to work. UK law says citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA)* cannot secure permanent residence – and apply for British [...]

Liberal Seminary Rescinds Award to be Given to Conservative Pastor

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: liberal-seminary-rescinds-award-to-be-given-to-conservative-pastor] So much for diversity, freedom of speech and inclusiveness.

Time magazine rolls over and dies!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017Sympathy for the birther:* Yesterday morning, the New York Times published a report on the subject of false belief. Many, many people have said that Brendan Nyhan learned everything he knows from us. Modestly, we don't make an opinion on that. That said, Nyhan teamed with Amanda Taub for a news analysis piece which bore this headline: "Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things" Given the lunacy of our discourse, this topic would seem important. At one point, the reporters discussed the granddaddy of them all—the objectively false belief that... more »

New powerful telescopes allow direct imaging of nascent galaxies 12 billion light years away

J. Xavier Prochaska, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 10 hours ago
Artist's impression of a quasar shining through a galaxy's 'super halo' of hydrogen gas. A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF), CC BY-ND How does a galaxy like our own Milky Way form? Until now there’s been a lot of inferring involved in answering that question. The basic story is that gas collects toward the center of roughly spherical “halos” of matter. The gas then cools, condenses, fragments and eventually collapses to form stars. Generations of stars build up the galaxy and with it the production of heavy elements – such as carbon, oxygen and so on – that populate our periodic table and c... more »

The Chicken Came Home to Roost

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 10 hours ago
Yesterday, March22, 2017, a terrorist attack occurred in front of the British Parliament. A vehicle and knife attack let to the injury of 40 people. A policeman and the terrorist were killed. I used to above title because of Tony Blair, an ex-prime minister and president George W. Bush. They ordered the invasion of Iraq without any justification. This unjust war let to the killing of more than one million Iraqi and 4500 American soldiers. The political, physical and economic Iraqi settings were completely destroyed. Actually, the Iraqi invasion that started in 2003 and lasted unt... more »

Gluten Free Chicken and Rice

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
One of my favorite meals growing up was my mom's Chicken and Rice. It is an easy, fast meal and my mom made it often. I always feel a little nostalgic every time I eat it. When I went gluten free, it was one of the recipes I was sad to lose but after messing with the ingredients and amounts for more than a year, I have finally made a delicious gluten free version that tastes just like the way my mama made it. Cream of Chicken Soup Substitute: - 1 cup Cold Milk - 2 Tbsp Cornstarch - 1 1/2 Tbsp Butter - 1 tsp Chicken Bouillon - 1/2 tsp Salt Ina pan blend the mi... more »

They Thought She Was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip from Sex Trafficking Victim

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: trafficking]Doctors thought this patient might need psychiatric help — until an x-ray revealed she'd been forcibly implanted with an RFID chip for trafficking.

Multiple K9s Unleashed, Half Dozen Cops Dispatched — to Catch 3 Teens Smoking a Plant

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: dogs]Knightdale Police in North Carolina unleashed their attack dogs in a massive manhunt to track down juvenile potheads.

Glen Ford: Black Agenda Report

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Glen Ford is a distinguished radio-show host and commentator. In 1977, Ford co-launched, produced and hosted *America's Black Forum*, the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television. In 1987, Ford launched *Rap It Up*, the first nationally syndicated Hip Hop music show, broadcast on 65 radio stations. Ford co-founded the Black Commentator in 2002 and in 2006 he launched the Black Agenda Report. Ford is also the author of *The Big Lie: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of the Grenada Invasion*.

TIME MAGAZINE: IN TRUMP ERA, OPINIONS DIFFER ON SHAPE OF OBJECTIVE REALITY

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
I understand why *Time* magazine would want to do a cover story on Donald Trump's relationship to the truth. But the decision to build the story around an interview with Trump by reporter Michael Scherer was a mistake, because it gives Trump a chance to relitigate many of his most outrageous lies, to the near-certain delight of Republican voters. Trump knows the subject of the upcoming story, so he's ready for Scherer: *SCHERER: Do you want me to give you a quick overview [of the story]?* TRUMP: Yeah, it’s a cool story. I mean it’s, the concept is right. I predicted a lot of things,... more »

They agreed to listen to a complaint about a paper. Then the harassment began.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
We receive our fair share of tips, and most are well-intentioned attempts to clean up the scientific literature. However, sometimes would-be critics can veer into personal attacks. As chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics, Virginia Barbour has seen a lot. But nothing quite prepared her for being cyberbullied by someone the organisation had agreed to […] The post They agreed to listen to a complaint about a paper. Then the harassment began. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

London attack: Khalid Masood identified as killer per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
BBC news are forced to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39372154 that the perpetrator of yesterday's attack in Westminster has been named by police as Khalid Masood. 'Kent-born Masood, who was shot dead in the attack, was not the subject of any current police investigations, but had a range of previous convictions. The 52-year-old was believed to have been living in the West Midlands. The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the attack, in which PC Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade and US tourist Kurt Cochran were killed.' A Muslim killing in the name of the Islamic Sta... more »

Links to pieces seen elsewhere:

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I must admit the Guardian is good at this type of story. London terror attack: Khalid Masood named by police as responsible for Westminster attack ********* A terrorist rams his car into a crowd. Then he steps out and starts knifing civilians. That was Wednesday in London, but in Israel it can be any day of the week. So the terrorist attack at Westminster outside Parliament, which killed four, would surprise no Israeli, particularly as to this pattern of terrorism. In Israel it’s been going on for years…deadly car rammings and indiscriminate knifings as a method to strike fe... more »

Did President Trump’s Lawyers Send a Teen a Cease and Desist Letter Over TrumpScratch.com?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Some details of a viral claim that President Trump took legal action against a teen's TrumpScratch.com web site might not check out.

Ridley Scott - Covenant poster - Aliens vs Engineers

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
"You want aliens, I'll give you aliens," that's what Ridley Scott said in response to the dearth of Giger material in his so-called prequel to his classic Alien (1979) i.e. Prometheus (2012). And boy has he given us aliens (vs engineers) in this new poster for Alien: Covenant.

Monsanto In India: The Sacred And The Profane

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 11 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. There is a deliberate strategy to make agriculture financially non-viable for India's small farms, to get most farmers out of farming and to impose a World Bank sanctioned model of food production. The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial (GM) agriculture suited to the needs of Western agribusiness, food processing and retail concerns. The aim here is not to repeat what has been previously written on this. Suffice to say that the lo... more »

U.S. Escalates Military Operations Against The Islamic State In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
US special forces, pictured in May 2016, are working with the SDF and Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP *FOX News*: *US military conducts air assault in Syria against ISIS, a first* For the first time since the start of the war against the Islamic State terror group, the U.S. military deployed American-trained Syrian forces via helicopter outside Raqqa -- a tactic known as an "air assault," a military spokesman said. The U.S.-backed Syrian Arab forces landed on American military helicopters with Apache gunships flying overhead. The indigenous forces we... more »

"The Friend..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares." - Henri Nouwen

Cystic Fibrosis And The Mechanism Of Mucus

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 12 hours ago
People with cystic fibrosis suffer repeated lung infections because their airway mucus is too thick and sticky to keep bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens from causing chronic infection. How mucus becomes abnormal in cystic fibrosis airways has never been fully understood, but a new study has determined that mucin proteins, which give mucus its gel-like properties, fail to unfold normally in cystic fibrosis airways, making airway mucus much more thick and sticky than it would be otherwise. Cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic disease that affects about 70,000 people worldwide. It oc... more »

"Free" Medicaid, Sign-ups, and the Work Requirement

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Deane Waldman As long as Medicaid is a free entitlement, many people will have no commitment, will not be personally invested, will see no value in the program, and won’t sign up. A good solution is some form of work requirement.

Kids no longer get arrested for truancy and guess what? They still go to class

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Haley Holik While Texas most certainly values education, using criminal punishment as the primary tool to ensure school attendance was a misallocation of public safety resources that failed to address the root cause of chronic absences.

Sinai Fighting Has Killed 12 Egyptian Soldiers And 15 ISIS Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Egyptian Army soldiers patrol in an armored vehicle backed by a helicopter gunship during a sweep through villages in Sheikh Zuweyid, North Sinai (Photo: Reuters) *Reuters:* *A dozen Egyptian security personnel killed in Sinai fighting* Ten members of Egypt's military were killed when their vehicles were hit by two improvised bombs during an operation against suspected militants in the Sinai peninsula, the military said on Thursday. Three officers and seven soldiers were killed, the military said in a statement, adding that its forces killed 15 people and arrested seven others dur... more »

Islamic Extremism Growing In Canada?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
The controversial imam is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr who was the invited guest of a Saint-Michel mosque. (YouTube) *CBC*: *Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint* *Larger Muslim community wants apology from mosque and wonders why controversial imam was invited to preach* A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online. The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in... more »

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - In the wake of a thoroughly disappointing budget day at both the provincial and federal levels, it's worth taking note of Ivan Sigal's view on the importance of building trust - rather than limiting citizens to either fake news or fake policies: How do we begin to tackle the larger challenges, those beyond simple technological fixes or self-blame? There are no easy solutions for the economic and social inequities that create divisions, and the technological and economic incentives that underpin our current information ecosystem are deeply ... more »

The State of the Climate in 2017: "Truly Uncharted Territory"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Global average temperature during the Holocene. Blue curve: Global temperature reconstruction from proxy data of Marcott et al, *Science 2013*. Recent instrumental measurements shown in red. Note that the instrument reading (red line) is four years out of date and therefore ends at a lower point than if it reflected today's reading. Graph: Klaus Bitterman. (Source; my annotation; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* Bottom line first — We now have one more source saying that global warming is well above +1°C and headed higher at unanticipated rates. Key quote: We're in "truly un... more »

There's Nothing Simple About Hiding the Burden of Taxes

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: there-s-nothing-simple-about-hiding-the-burden-of-taxes] The deadline for filing federal income tax returns is approaching fast. While this is understandably a frustrating time for many, it's also the one time during which many taxpayers are confronted with just how much of their earnings are captured by the government.

Companies That Might Build Trump’s Wall Threatened by California Politicians

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: companies-that-might-build-trump-s-wall-threatened-by-california-politicians] The open borders movement in California wants to punish any construction firm that dares to help build the promised Trump wall.

London Terror Attack -- News Updates March 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *British-born jihadist who killed three and injured 29 is middle-aged 'father-of-three English teacher' Khalid Masood who had long criminal record and was once probed by MI5 over violent extremism* * Police reveal a middle-aged extremist from the West Midlands carried out yesterday's terror attack * Scotland Yard say he had a long list of convictions to his name but had not been convicted of terror offences * Theresa May said he was known to the security services but was 'not part of the current intelligence picture' * Probe into the British citizen's links to violent ... more »

Wikileaks Releases “NightSkies 1.2”: Proof CIA Bugs Your “Factory Fresh” iPhones

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: iphone, wikileaks, cia]The CIA has been infecting iPhones from the factory since at least 2008 according to the latest WikiLeaks dump, "NightSkies 1.2"

After US Refused to Charge Them for Laundering Terrorist Money, Megabanks Busted AGAIN

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: banks]An explosive independent investigation has unveiled an operation that unleashed billions in tainted money to banks and companies all over the world.

Cop Finally Charged After He’s Caught on Video TWICE Kicking People on Their Knees

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: kicking]A Minneapolis cop was charged with felonious assault and battery for kicking a man as he was trying to surrender — AGAIN.

World News Briefs -- March 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters: **UK parliament attacker British-born, had been investigated over extremism concerns* The attacker who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by its Amaq news agency, but it gave no name or details and it was not clear whether the attacker was directly connected to the jihadist group. Police arrested eight people at six loca... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2YO9Z *Military Times*: *Mattis: Expect U.S. troops in Iraq even after ISIS falls* WASHINGTON — U.S. troops will remain in Iraq years after the main fight against Islamic State group militants is over, the Defense Department’s top leaders warned Wednesday. Under questioning from the Senate, Defense Secretary James Mattis said he supports the idea of keeping a resi... more »

Plant scientist logs 4 more notices over figure errors

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Researchers in China have retracted a paper and corrected three others in a plant journal, citing problems with multiple figures. Lixin Zhang, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, is corresponding author on all four papers, published by Plant Physiology. We’ve reported on three retractions and two corrections from Lixin Zhang and some of the same […] The post Plant scientist logs 4 more notices over figure errors appeared first on Retraction Watch.

TIME FOR A CHANGE: The fog of (24-hour) war!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017Part 3—At CNN and the Times:* Was Carl Bernstein right, last Friday night, when he spoke with Anderson Cooper? Is it time for a change in the way CNN reports on Donald J. Trump? Inevitably, there's always room for improvement! For one example, consider CNN's latest fuzzy report. The fog was general over the famous cable channel last night. We'll cite the chunk of CNN's written report which was posted by Kevin Drum. Last evening, CNN's Pamela Brown—her mother was a Miss America!—delivered this report to Cooper himself. According to Cooper, Brown was one of... more »

In its rush to capitalise on terror, Britain First called a rally on the worst possible day [OPINION]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 13 hours ago
You’re probably going to hear that the so-called ‘Britain First’ have announced a protest in response to the terror attack of 22 March. And if you’re unfamiliar with the group, some of the media coverage you see may concern you. But for all their dreams of becoming fearsome fish ‘n’ chip shop fascists, ‘Britain First’ couldn’t […] The post In its rush to capitalise on terror, Britain First called a rally on the worst possible day [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.

Water company fined £20m for treating rivers like ‘dumping grounds’ for raw sewage

Steve Topple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
A court has fined Thames Water a record £20m for a sewage spill in 2013/2014. The company pumped nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. But the fine is dwarfed by the profits Thames Water made for its shareholders. Shocking mismanagement The sewage spills happened at five Thames Water sites, in Aylesbury, […] The post Water company fined £20m for treating rivers like ‘dumping grounds’ for raw sewage appeared first on The Canary.

One tribute for the victims of the Westminster attack has a painful but urgent message

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Tributes to those killed or injured in the 22 March Westminister attack, and to those who tried to protect people from it, have flowed in. France turned off the lights on the Eiffel Tower in respect. Politicians from around the globe sent words of support. And the world’s general public, of all ethnicities and religions, filled social […] The post One tribute for the victims of the Westminster attack has a painful but urgent message appeared first on The Canary.

The Daily Mail thinks it’s got the answer to terrorism attacks. But it couldn’t be more wrong

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Events such as the attack in Westminster often bring out the best and the worst in people. Unsurprisingly, in The Daily Mail, these events often bring out the worst. And an article by Max Hastings certainly illustrates that. Hastings believes he knows the answer to the threat yesterday’s attack exposed: more surveillance. But he couldn’t […] The post The Daily Mail thinks it’s got the answer to terrorism attacks. But it couldn’t be more wrong appeared first on The Canary.

Now we know more about the attacker, the far-right opportunists should be ashamed [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 13 hours ago
In her statement to parliament, Theresa May said that the 22 March attacker was British and known to MI5 for some years. Yet the far right, including Nigel Farage, have been using the tragedy to advance an anti-immigrant, anti-refugee agenda. Before they knew any details about the attack. On 22 March, an unnamed assailant drove a […] The post Now we know more about the attacker, the far-right opportunists should be ashamed [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

A picture from parliament surfaces in wake of the London attacks which could embarrass the government [IMAGE]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 13 hours ago
A picture capturing a moment in parliament has surfaced in the wake of the London attacks which left four people dead and 40 injured. It could embarrass the government. A picture paints a thousand words While protecting parliament and its members, 48-year-old police officer Keith Palmer received fatal stab wounds from the attacker. The government […] The post A picture from parliament surfaces in wake of the London attacks which could embarrass the government [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

"The Divided Deep State is a Symptom, Not the Disease"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Divided Deep State is a Symptom, Not the Disease"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Hell is empty and all the devils are here." - William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" "I’ve been writing about the divided Deep State for a number of years, most recently in "The Conflict within the Deep State Just Broke into Open Warfare." The topic appears to be one of widespread interest, as this essay drew over 300,000 views. It’s impossible to understand the divided Deep State unless we situate it in the larger context of profound political disunity, a concept I learned from historian Michael Grant, who... more »

"I Wish..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"I wish I could protect you from the world. It's a cold, dark place. It has very little light, where it used to abound in it, but alas, I am one lone candle. I cannot speak for the world, just for what I've seen and felt. Being in the world means you could very well realize how lost you are. You find out you cannot find yourself all alone. However, as long as a light shines, all hope is not lost. One day we'll all know for certain which paths are best traveled, and which were left narrow." - Jennifer Megan Varnadore

Free Download: WikiLeaks Release, “Vault 7: Projects- ‘Dark Matter’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*WikiLeaks Release, “Vault 7: Projects- ‘Dark Matter’” * "Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware. Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Scre... more »

FRAMING Bad News About Declining Longevity in Terms of Individual Sins

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
The bad news is that new analyses of the US mortality statistics reveals a significance decline in life expectancy for white Americans, the "nation's largest population group" according to research by two Princeton University economists recently published by the Brookings Institute. The latest study - available here - also finds lagging, but not yet declining, longevity for whites with college degrees. I've been following this story on declining longevity since it was first reported in the press several years ago. I've been particularly interested in how the story has been FRAMED ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 155, March 22, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Iraqi forces (ISF) were still slowly but surely pushing into the Old City district of west Mosul. The Golden Division attacked the Yabsaat, Yarmouk, Rajim al-Hadid and Wai al-Ain areas, while the apartments in Yarmoukwere freed. There was still fighting in Nablusand Resala, which were officially declared clearedyesterday. The Federal Police were also forced to retreat in Jadid due to Islamic State attacks. That neighborhood was freed on March 12. There were also heavy clashes in Bab al-Tob. So far the ISF have only penetrated into the perimeter of the Old City. Poor weather ha... more »

CFACT presents award to Apollo astronaut Walt Cunningham

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 13 hours ago
CFACT presented an award to Col. Walt Cunningham at the 12th International Conference on Climate Change. Watch CFACT's tribute to Walt and watch the conference live!

A War Between China And Japan Would Be Sheer Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*James Holmes, National Interest:* *Why a War Between China and Japan Would Be Sheer Chaos* A fight over seemingly minor stakes, then, could mushroom into a major conflagration arraying China against the US-Japan alliance. How much passion would an East China Sea imbroglio rouse among the combatants? China and Japan would be all in. Disputes involving sovereignty -- particularly territory and resources -- tend to drive the perceived value of the political object through the roof. Tokyo and Beijing, moreover, are acutely conscious that the post-1895 status quo is in play. In Clausew... more »

China Warns Australia That Siding With The U.S. May Lead To A 'New Cold War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Chinese premier warns Australia 'taking sides' could lead to new cold war* Li Keqiang says Beijing pursues foreign policy of peace and seeks ‘development paths suited to our traditions’. The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, has warned China does not want to see a new cold war, emphasising that throughout his country’s history, peace has “always been the most precious thing”. With increasing tensions in the South China Sea a significant backdrop to his visit to Australia, Li told parliamentarians in Canberra on Thursday that China did not want to see countries “taking... more »

Ocean Physics in a Cup of Coffee

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: ? The Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012 from satellite. Recently I posted Ocean Climate Ripples summarizing an article by Dr. Arnd Bernaerts on how humans impact upon the oceans and thereby the climate. His references to activities in the North and Baltic Seas included this comment: It works like a…

U.S. Vice Chief Of Naval Operations: 'Navy Needs As Much As $150B Extra to ‘Jump-Start’ Path To 355 Ships'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The future John F. Kennedy CVN 79 under construction at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by John Whalen/Huntington Ingalls *USNI News*: *Moran: Navy Needs As Much As $150B Extra to ‘Jump-Start’ Path to 355 Ships; Would Buy Mostly DDGs, SSNs, Carriers* WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy needs potentially as much as $150 billion over current budget plans to “jump-start” shipbuilding and get on a trajectory for a 355-ship fleet, the vice chief of naval operations said on Wednesday. The money would add about 30 ships to the fleet beyond current plans, Adm. Bill Moran said.... more »

Musical Interlude: Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnCl1zWYl6k

What mathematical thinking looks like and why schools should teach it

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Go to the Character of the Mathematical Thought list... A week ago, Doug K. sent me an essay Why We Should Reduce Skills Teaching in the Math Class by Dr Keith Devlin, a British American set theorist and mathematics teacher. Like many postmodern promoters of feel-good education, Devlin argues that we should reduce the teaching of all hard mathematics at school. After all, almost no one actually needs mathematics in his life so it's fine. This change will reduce the math anxieties and math phobia in the society, make the world a better place, and so on. At the same time, most peopl... more »

Using the placenta to understand how complex organs evolve

Oliver Griffith, Postdoctoral Associate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 14 hours ago
Developing lizard embryo beneath placental tissues. Oliver Griffith, CC BY-ND Considering how different they look from the outside, it might be surprising that all vertebrates – animals with a backbone – share the same, conserved set of organs. Chickens, fish, human beings – all have hearts, livers, brains, kidneys and so on. Each of these organs performs a specialized set of functions. On the inside, most vertebrates have a similar set of organs, inherited from a common ancestor. Thomas Wallace. Image of display at the National Zoo., CC BY-ND How these organs originated and evolv... more »

Impressionistic view of The Day After

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
These are just personal impressions.They’re offered in the true spirit of ‘views my own’ . When all you hear from our MPs is: “we won’t let the terrorists win. We’ll carry on our daily business as usual” you might not expect torrents of cliches belched out in churchy, reverential tones by MPs of all shapes and sizes to totally occupy parliamentary business for a whole morning. Get on with parliamentary business then, why don’t you? Theresa May set an (almost) appropriate tone, which was quite enough. Hearing MP after MP reciting a speech that is virtually identical to the previous ... more »

Will Entering Your PIN in Reverse at an ATM Summon the Police?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Entering your PIN in reverse at any ATM will not automatically send an alarm to local police -- the idea is nothing more than an old and unimplemented suggestion.

China Warned US Bomber During 'Routine' East China Sea Flyover

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China says U.S. should respect China's air defense zone* China said on Thursday the United States should respect its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), after CNN reported China had warned a U.S. bomber it was illegally flying inside China's self-declared zone in the East China Sea. China declared the zone, in which aircraft are supposed to identify themselves to Chinese authorities, in the East China Sea in 2013, which the United States and Japan have refused to recognize. CNN, citing the U.S. Pacific Air Forces, said the B-1 bomber was flying near South Korea on... more »

Yes, we’ve seen the ‘vibrant young woman’ video. No, we’re not over it yet [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 15 hours ago
A video message from a ‘vibrant young woman’ is breaking hearts, but may also change some minds. Spoiler alert: the young woman is terminally ill. Her message is being shared widely to oppose welfare cuts to people in Britain living with chronic and terminal illness, and disability. A message from a ‘vibrant young woman’ A […] The post Yes, we’ve seen the ‘vibrant young woman’ video. No, we’re not over it yet [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Brendan Cox responds to the London attack, and gets an onslaught of abuse [TWEETS]

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Brendan Cox, the widow of Jo Cox, has spoken out on the Westminster terror attack and reminds us of what we should focus on now. But some have greeted his comments with abuse. Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, died in the last terrorist attack on UK soil in June 2016. And with the aftermath of London’s latest […] The post Brendan Cox responds to the London attack, and gets an onslaught of abuse [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

The tube is doing what it does best in the wake of the Westminster attack [IMAGES]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
The London Underground has been trying to deliver a message of hope to commuters after the attack at Westminster on Wednesday 22 March. Workers have been using the ‘update’ whiteboards to send messages of hope and reflection to people using the system. No them, only us Today at Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. #MyLondon #London […] The post The tube is doing what it does best in the wake of the Westminster attack [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

Who are the Puppet Masters Behind the Trump Puppet Masters?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
“Some of [Russian oligarch] Deripaska’s past has apparently come back to haunt him. He was reportedly barred for years from … Continue reading →

Russian Oligarch Deripaska Tied to Manafort Also Has Past Links to Bob Dole

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
According to the VOA: “Some of Deripaska’s past has apparently come back to haunt him. He was reportedly barred for … Continue reading →

Patient misdiagnosed with rare neurological side effect in retracted case study

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
When two surgeons in Greece learned that a patient had developed a rare side effect following weight loss surgery, they were eager to publish the case. After extensive testing, the patient was diagnosed with Wernicke’s encephalopathy—a neurological disorder caused by thiamine deficiency—following a sleeve gastrectomy procedure. As the authors note in the paper, they had seen only eight […] The post Patient misdiagnosed with rare neurological side effect in retracted case study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Shakespeare's "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*Shakespeare's "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"* MACBETH: "I have almost forgot the taste of fears. The time has been my senses would have cooled To hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hair Would at a dismal treatise rouse and stir As life were in ’t. I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts Cannot once start me." (Re-enter SEYTON) "Wherefore was that cry?" SEYTON: "The queen, my lord, is dead. MACBETH" "She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

“How Are Things Going, Joe?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“You go up to a man, and you say, “How are things going, Joe?” and he says, “Oh fine, fine... couldn’t be better.” And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn’t be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody’s having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.” - Kurt Vonnegut

"The Worst Retail Cataclysm Ever: Sears Warns It Is On The Verge Of Collapse As Payless Prepares To File For Bankruptcy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"The Worst Retail Cataclysm Ever: Sears Warns It Is On* * The Verge Of Collapse As Payless Prepares To File For Bankruptcy"* by Michael Snyder "More than 3,500 retail stores are going to close all across America over the next few months as the worst retail downturn in U.S. history gets even deeper. Earlier this week, Sears shocked the world when it announced that there is “substantial doubt” that the company will be able to “continue as a going concern” much longer. In other words, Sears has announced that it is on the verge of imminent collapse. Meanwhile, Payless stunned the retai... more »

Thousands Evacuated After Massive Explosion At Ukraine Military Base Outside of Kharkiv

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ukraine says a third of the military base is still on fire. Reuters *International Business Times*: *Russian military accused of causing huge explosion at arms depot in Ukraine* *20,000 evacuated as Ukraine's defence minister says Russian military or loyal separatist rebels responsible for blast.* Russia is suspected of having caused a massive explosion at an ammunition warehouse in Balakleya, eastern Ukraine, according to Ukraine's Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak. Around 20,000 people were evacuated from the city of Balakleya after a series of explosions at an ammunition warehou... more »

IF OBAMACARE REPEAL FAILS, THE BELTWAY MEDIA OWES BARACK OBAMA AN APOLOGY

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Negotiators are working frantically to win House passage of the GOP's health care bill. They're doing so mostly by offering to make the bill more punitive: Conservatives are using their considerable leverage on the measure ... to extract concessions on the Essential Health Benefits section of the bill, which mandates that insurers offer plans covering 10 services: outpatient care, emergency room visits, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and addiction treatment, prescription drugs, rehabilitative services, lab services, preventive care and pediatric services.... more »

5G and IoT: Total Technological Control Grid Being Rolled Out Fast

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - This technology represents the end of privacy and the most advanced assault on the environment. The post 5G and IoT: Total Technological Control Grid Being Rolled Out Fast appeared first on Waking Times.

Golly Gee Gorsuch, Judicial Ken Doll

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
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It Ain't So Much Fun After All

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
After eight hours of debate, House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the vice chair, listen to arguments from committee chairs Wednesday as the panel meets to shape the final version of the Republican health care bill. Saddle up one Republican in the House of Reps demanded "At some point we have to cowboy up and prove we can govern" The Obama Care health bill recall plan has hit the rocks as Republican verses Republican squabbling endangers the current 'reform' process During the Obama tenure when the health bill was passed Congress w... more »

A deadly superbug is silently spreading through UK hospitals

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 16 hours ago
There have already been outbreaks of a highly resistant bug in Manchester, London, Edinburgh, and Birmingham, but deaths are not centrally recorded.

Brexitday meal.

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
The first item on the list has got to be Brussel sprouts – as there’s bound to be a rush – because any celebrating of leaving Brussels has got to involve sprouts in some way. Next is Champagne – but … Continue reading →

The Enerconic or society energy multiplier

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
In my last article Enerconics II I introduced the concept of the energy multiplier. In other words, we effectively create a pseudo-perpetual motion machine in the sense that the total apparent energy available to society is far higher than the … Continue reading →

Former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov Assassinated In Kiev

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*BBC*: *Russian ex-MP Voronenkov shot dead at Kiev hotel* A former Russian MP who fled to Ukraine last year has been shot dead outside a hotel in the capital, Kiev. Denis Voronenkov and his bodyguard were attacked as they left the Premier Palace hotel in the centre of the city, reports say. The bodyguard fired back at the attacker and both were wounded, according to local media. Mr Voronenkov was a controversial figure, who left Russia amid accusations of fraud. Witnesses say they heard seven shots fired outside the hotel. The attack was most likely a contract killing, Kiev poli... more »

Taliban Have Captured The Key Afghan District Of Sangin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Afghan Taliban signal growing strength with capture of key southern district* Taliban fighters have captured the key district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving the district center to the insurgents, officials said on Thursday. Helmand, which accounts for the bulk of Afghanistan's billion dollar opium crop, is already largely in the hands of the Taliban but the capture of Sangin, where U.S. and British forces suffered heavy casualties, underlines their growing strength in the south. Taliban spokesman Qari You... more »

Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - This is how the American police state continues to get rich: by stealing from the citizenry. The post Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind appeared first on Waking Times.

The Real Story of David Rockefeller That the Media Isn’t Telling

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
David Rockefeller deserves to be remembered for his true legacy – elitism, fascism and economic enslavement. The post The Real Story of David Rockefeller That the Media Isn’t Telling appeared first on Waking Times.

Will TrumpCare Signal The End Of The Republican Party In California's Federal Politics?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Whip counts change. The most worthless ones-- aside from Steve Scalise's-- come from the clueless Beltway media clods. I laughed when I saw Lou Barletta (R-PA) start turning up on lists of NO votes. There's no one in the House more easily bought-off by a thug like Trump than Barletta. So I wasn't quite as breathlessly in shock as the little children at *The Hill* when Barletta took his bribe and switched his vote: Mark Meadows, head of the Freedom Caucus, said a few days ago his own whip count shows 40 NO votes in the House. That's the highest I've seen and I wouldn't count on ... more »

The Creation of ISIS

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
While the new administration in Washington brandishes its anti-terrorism mantra, a look back in time explains why the situation in Iraq and Syria devolved to the point where the Islamic State, the current global "terrorism boogeyman" arose to such prominence. This background information came to light when Judicial Watch published a series of documents in May 2015 about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. While most of the mainstream (i.e. the "real media") focussed on the State Department and its foreknowledge of the Benghazi attack, in fact, another document shows how the... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Texas high school opens Muslim prayer room* *For decades the ACLU and allied groups fought to get Christian prayer out of American public schools. They were successful. But now prayer is coming back into the schools, and as long as it's Islamic prayer, it seems to be fine with everyone. This does, however, reinforce the principle of Sharia that Muslims have rights and privileges to which non-Muslims are not entitled.* A prayer room at a Texas high school is raising legal concerns and the state's attorney general's office in a letter on Friday to school district's superintendent ... more »

A Small, Cautious Budget

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Kevin Page writes that yesterday's budget was not a history making event: From a fiscal vantage point, Budget 2017 was a very small event. There’s about $6 billion in new federal resources cumulatively planned for the next six years. By comparison, Budget 2016 allocated about $11.5 billion in new resources in year one, rising to $14.5 billion in year two. The Liberals are still going to run deficits, but they're investing in nothing new and nothing big. And there's not much of a plan: What will we get for the $140 billion addition to our stock of debt over the next 6 years? We a... more »

Some of Britain’s wealthiest people think Brexit is going to make them even richer

Steve Topple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Some of the UK’s wealthiest people think that Brexit is going to make them even richer. And while it looks like good news for them, the rest of us are facing dire straits. They give you Rule Britannia… The bank UBS Wealth Management did a survey among its richest clients. The poll of 400 people with […] The post Some of Britain’s wealthiest people think Brexit is going to make them even richer appeared first on The Canary.

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*The New York Times goes full Duranty on CO2 Scaremongering* *Duranty was the lying Soviet-era reporter for the NYT.What makes a newspaper take it upon itself to foist propaganda on to children? This recent article in the New York Times contains lesson-plan instructions on how to indoctrinate youngsters in Climate Alarm Orthodoxy. It hardly needs Fisking, the bias is so blatant, the intention so obvious. When will it ever end?Comment from Lubos Motl:"In the 1980s, we thought that some of our Communist-era education was biased and manipulative. But it has never reached mor... more »

Hot Spots

LL at Virtual Mirage - 17 hours ago
*North Korea* US, Japanese and South Korean official sources reported that North Korea attempted to launch a missile on 22 March, but that it exploded seconds after launch. The missile was launched from a location near Wonsan on North Korea’s east coast. No official service or open source reported the type of missile. The Norks continue to experience reliability issues. As this blog cited previously, *the 50/50 standard of launch reliability* and guidance to hit in the general vicinity of where the missile is aimed that they're going for -- remains elusive to them. The nightmare sc... more »

When will the Science Minister ask some hard questions about the global warming cabal that’s got him in their pocket?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://twitter.com/theboltreport/status/844471001714974720 Another hard hitting piece from the Bolt Report!

Ex-climate minister on board of THREE oil firms (and he’s also got an energy guzzling Scottish castle with 16 bathrooms)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-4339746/Ex-climate-minister-board-3-oil-firms.html Snouts and troughs! From the Mail: A former climate minister who has plugged green schemes and owns a Scottish castle has three jobs with oil companies. Ex-Tory MP Charles Hendry has joined the boards of Independent Oil and Gas and its major […]

Re-indigenization is Underway

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 17 hours ago
by Roberto Rodriguez *Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina and Indigenous Women’s Lives* is a book that I regularly teach. As I was going through my students’ papers this past week, I came to the realization that something radical is happening within these communities alluded to in this book. It is a process referred to as re-indigenization. This is a huge development, not simply in the history of this country, but on this continent. I venture to say that this process has been going on for at least a generation, though with the rise of this administrat... more »

And here they come

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Leading Labour figure Harriet Harman has said that the attack should not "be used as a pretext for division… and Islamophobia". The Prime Minister "absolutely" agreed. Words cannot express my feelings re comments such as those.

Westminster Attacker ‘British Born’, Known to MI5 - quelle surprise

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
In possibly the least surprising development following the terrorist attack on Westminster: 'Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the Westminster attacker who killed three on Wednesday was "British-born" and had been investigated by security forces in the past. Speaking in parliament, Mrs May said the man was known to police and MI5 and had been investigated "some years ago" "in relations to concerns about violent extremism". However, she described him as a "peripheral figure" and said, "the case is historic"." He was not part of the current intelligence picture", the Prime ... more »

Islamic State Supporters Celebrate 'Blessed' Westminster Terror Attack and reminders of the warnings

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
We were warned, we just didn't want to know. 'Jihadists have repeatedly threatened to strike the UK in recent years. In April last year, Islamic State released a video, praising the attacks in Paris and Brussels and promising London, Berlin, or Rome will be next. The video, titled, "Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands" after a Quran verse (009:014), quotes another verse (191-193) calling on Muslims to "kill [infidels] wherever you find them" and promised more "dark days" for Europe. "Nations of the cross this message is for you. Know that your options are few: eithe... more »

In the aftermath of an Islamist terrorist attack - please follow the dhimmi approved 20 point plan

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
1. An immediate declaration is made that this has nothing to do with Islam and the terrorist does not represent real Islam. White leftist often atheist experts on the Quran and Islamic doctrine suddenly emerge on BBC News to save the day. 2. Muslims claim to be followers of the religion of peace and media outlets, especially the BBC and the pro immigration Labour Party push this agenda hard and fast down your throats. 3. Strong claims that the UK arms and US presence in the Middle East is the cause of this attack. 4. The terrorist is claimed as mentally ill or simply misguided, p... more »

China Watch 23, Bernard Ong on Du30 defeatism with the China communist govt

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
I am reposting two good posts from a friend, Bernard Ong, posted yesterday and today. The news titles I just added here. Communists are communists, they are bullies, they hardly respect the rule of law, only the rule of men, the rule of dictatorship. -------------- *DU30 MUST DO HIS JOB* March 22, 2017 Justice Antonio Carpio listed 5 things Duterte can do "fulfill his constitutional duty" even if "the Philippines is no match to China militarily". 1) File a strong formal protest against the Chinese building activity 2) Send the Philippine Navy to patrol Scarborough Shoal. Should the... more »

Columnists

Fred Reed at 19 hours ago
In Washington, where the rice paddies of self-importance are nourished with the night soil of mendacity, columnists are viewed with the seriousness properly reserved for lung cancer. This is ridiculous. Columnists, the rodent class of journalism, have the dignity of carney barkers and … Continue reading →

Le transhumanisme est-il un humanisme ?

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
Le 31 janvier 2017, l’Association Française Transhumaniste était invitée à une table ronde au Forum Européen de Bioéthique sur le thème : « Le transhumanisme, une nouvelle forme d’humanisme ? » Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog

World Record Electric Helicopter 30 Minute Flight

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
World Record Electric Helicopter 30 Minute Flight 16Feb17 from martine Rothblatt on Vimeo.

London attack: Seven held after armed police raids per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The BBC report on the latest terrorist atrocity in the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39363297 includes this police plea: 'In a statement made outside Scotland Yard, Mr Rowley said: "The inquiries in Birmingham, London and other parts of the country are continuing."It is still our belief - which continues to be borne out by our investigation - that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international terrorism. "To be explicit, at this stage we have no specific information about further threats to the public. "He said he would not name the bridge victims yet, who were "a m... more »

I'd Rather Have A Child With Autism Than A Dead One: The Latest Science

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Objectives. To examine epidemiological patterns of injury fatalities in individuals with a diagnosis of autism. Methods. We identified individuals with a diagnosis of autism who died between 1999 and 2014 by screening causes of death in the multiple cause-of-death data...

Blood Test that Predicts Autism has Implications for Treatment and Prevention.

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
NOTE: We excerpted this article by Lisa Ackerman of TACA. Please visit and bookmark TACA as a top resource for your loved one with autism's well being, growth, safety and success. A recent study demonstrated that a blood test might...

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin A man accidentally texted a Pennsylvania prosecutor about a drug swap Spinning sail technology is poised to bring back wind-powered ships The world's deepest oil well is over 40,000 feet deep Technology saving us from peak oil. This rogue planet contradicts what we know about how planets form Judge Orders Google To Hand Over Data On Anyone Who Searched For A Certain Name Sweden Readies Network Of Nuclear Fallout Bunkers As Fears Grow Of Russian Attack Venezuela Stops Publishing Money Supply Data For Obvious Reasons A Russian space agency official was suspiciously st... more »

"No Quick Fix for the US Economy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"No Quick Fix for the US Economy”* by Bill Bonner "The Dow fell 237 points yesterday, or about 1%. Are investors finally noticing? There will be no ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure spending in 2017…and no quick tax fix for the economy. This means that the ‘reflation trade’ won’t pay off…at least not as expected. Stay tuned… *Meaningless and misleading: *Meanwhile…we continue with our ‘campfire tales’ today. We’ve seen that the ‘news’ you get from the mainstream media is mostly fake. Not that it is intentionally untrue, or that the facts are necessarily false. It is fake in the sense ... more »

BWorld 115, Centralization and federalism

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last February 27, 2017. As the world modernizes and people’s productivity keeps rising with technology, the opportunity to escape poverty increases. But many developing countries fail to take advantage of this modernization because of politics. It’s like being under an autocratic rule, a democratic but very bureaucratic and tax-hungry government, or an on-going conflict with armed communist rebels. The federalism campaign by the Duterte administration and his PDP-Laban Party is humming along far and wide across the country. In their analysis, ... more »

Climate Tricks 60, Alarmism cannot produce data of "unprecedented warming"

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
One of the persistent but debunked claims by the climate alarmism movement is that the recent, modern warm period is "unprecedented warming", meaning there were no precedents in global warming. A friend for instance commented in my fb thread about Earth Hour, "*The level of CO2 heats up the Earth's atmosphere and we have record high temperatures. 2015 was a record high then until we got data from 2016 and, 2017 maybe even higher."* I asked him these two questions: (1) What time or period of planet Earth's 4.6 B years that there was NO climate change? You have alternative data to thi... more »

There Are No Tariffs on Coffee. Care to Guess Why?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is of course the ideal counter example for those arguing for tariffs. Not that it will ever do any good. there is just too much political support for tariff schemes everywhere for them to be properly addressed. They actually act as a counter tool to policies that always attempt to begger one's neighbor however irrational. And since very country applies this tool as well as separate provinces inside countries, it will not go away soon.. Yet it is a direct tax that seriously damages best exporters in particular. I suspect combined with a global program that ends poverty it ... more »

Wikipedia Is the Wonder of the World that Wasn’t Supposed to Work

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Yes the tool has simply matured and continues to evolve forward. I think that surely it has become the obvious replacement for the peer reviewed journal. This is something that we desperately need. That media does process papers, but the fact is that vast amounts of material is barely worth publishing and when actually used is inevitable redone. My own experience gives me scant comfort. One person has properly understood the mathematics itself. That generated a glowing commendation for publication. I have zero evidence that any other has seriously undertaken the effort. Ye... more »

Pope Francis Might Let Married Men Become Priests

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This appears promising. We are informed that the whole topic is up for op[en discussion as well it should be. In the past the compelling argument in favor of presently celibacy was purely economic and not in terms of supporting his family either. The Church had become the custodian of real land wealth in a time that this was the only source of wealth. Of course priests would work to alienate such assets to their children. The central decision took place in the time i recall of Gregory the Great. In the meantime the protestant churches have easily demonstrated the viability of... more »

Why the most successful students have no passion for school

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
*[image: Jeffrey Smith/Flickr]* Try boredom. All need a center of focus and for the majority of students, just passing drives them. The problem is with the talented student who reads all his textbooks at the beginning of the year and is then bored silly listening to his teacher cover the same material at a snail's pace. Variations of that type of difference is the problem. The talented student will clear the material easily and in far less time. He is then grossly underemployed. In short they tolerate a boring system. Of course there is no passion. ... more »

Infinity and beyond

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The one important insight that i want to share is that all this is about mathematical infinity and is very much a rigorous thought experiment. The problem though is that it has become somewhat embedded in our mathematics and in the calculus in particular and this then blindly travels over into empirical applications. For example, mathematical continuity as a rigorous concept depends on mathematical infinity. All this leads to rigorous mathematics that has a real potential to fail in the empirical world and does. As it turns out the idea of empirical infinity is* extremely import... more »

Compendium (a few - Things that tick me off)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Things Swedish* I'm not going on a rant of how much I hate shopping as Ikea, or how Swedish meatballs are inferior to Italian meatballs, but the Swedes are a strange bunch. Swedish women are known to be some of the friendliest in Europe but will they remain so since they are under siege? Time will tell. What happened to the viking blood? Has it all washed away? Following the US Democrat playbook, they are now blaming Russia rather than accepting responsibility for allowing savage, unemployable, military age Muslim men into their country where they prey on Swedes. There is a much ... more »

BWorld 114, Brownouts, ancillary services and transmission charge

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last February 23, 2017. Rotational and scheduled brownouts for several hours about once a month, then unscheduled short brownouts from time to time, have become a regular experience in the two provinces of Negros island. Despite the installation of many huge solar plants in recent years. I am currently in Sagay hospital in Negros Occidental to visit my seriously sick father. Last night, there was brownout for about 10 minutes, the hospital’s generator set immediately takes over to supply electricity to their patients and staff. The Facebo... more »

"It’s Time to Kill 'Obamacare Lite'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"It’s Time to Kill 'Obamacare Lite'”* By David Stockman "Speaker Ryan’s Obamacare "repeal and replace" plan - “Obamacare Lite” - is a complete fiscal disaster and a political millstone around Republican necks, as I've been predicting. In fact, I call the Ryan Plan a Profile in Cowardice. I’ve always said "repeal and replace" was just a political scam perpetuated by the spineless GOP congressional leadership, and that it would soon bite the clueless Team Trump in the posterior. Well, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said yesterday that the Ryan fiasco doesn’t have the votes to make it th... more »

Islam in Australia: Myths and Common Media Positions. Part 6: Equivalence and Exceptionalism

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 21 hours ago
Opinion: Anthony Cox Note: Muslim Lady ignoring wounded On Westminster Bridge.' The news of the latest Muslim terrorist atrocity on Westminster Bridge has filtered through. The media in the form of the ABC has not mentioned Islam, nor has Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop quarantines the Islamic connection by referring to ISIS about which the media and the politicians have long told us is not representative of the peace-loving religion of Islam (*peace* in Islam has a very precise meaning: submission to Allah and every human being a Muslim and living in Dar-al-*Islam, the house of ... more »

House Science Committee Hearing – Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications and the Scientific Method

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry Witnesses: John Christy, Judith Curry, Michael Mann and Roger Pielke Jr. The hearing will be held next week, March 29. The announcement for the Hearing is [here]. I’ve completed my written testimony, I will post it Wednesday once the Hearing has commenced. This Hearing is interesting on…

By the numbers: Lifetime Performance of World’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Decommissioning of world’s first offshore wind farm offers an opportunity to see how industry costs have changed over the past 25 years. Guest essay by T. A. “Ike” Kiefer, CAPT, USN (ret.) Lifetime Performance of World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Decommissioning has started at the 26-year old Vindeby offshore…

U.S. EIA: “Record Precipitation, Snowpack in California”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor MARCH 22, 2017 Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017 For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters on record. California…

The Ideological Nature of Authoritarian Government

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 23 hours ago
Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler: One dictator of the Left and one of the Right? Photo Credit Stalin: Wikimedia Commons / Workers Library Publishers (1930) Photo Credit Hitler: Wikimedia Commons / German Federal Archive This post is my last essay in a series answering a comment by a reader Cai, who objected to elements of […]

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7eSn_9uT0&feature=related

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Remember... pic.twitter.com/D9xtWi6hwh — Josh Keating (@joshuakeating) March 22, 2017

Why A War Between China and America Would Be a Total Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest:** Why History Proves a War Between China and America Would Be a Total Disaster* In November 1950, China and the United States went to war. Thirty-six thousand Americans died, along with upwards of a quarter million Chinese, and half a million or more Koreans. If the United States was deeply surprised to find itself at war with the People’s Republic of China, a country that hadn’t even existed the year before, it was even more surprised to find itself losing that war. The opening Chinese offensive, launched from deep within North Korea, took U.S. f... more »

Globalism Is In It’s Death Throes!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“Globalism” is a euphemism. It is the process towards a One World Government led by the Anti-Christ, the endtimes world empire: Luciferian New World Order. – Published on Mar 22, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down the last gasp of the globalist system as it attempts to swindle the American people into the big lie that […]

Trump & Infowars Vindicated! Obama Deep State Operatives Caught Spying On POTUS Transition Team

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down how Infowars and Donald Trump have been vindicated now the House Intelligence Committee found that Trump transition team has was being surveilled by various intelligence agencies who spread that information far and wide. end

The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow by Robert PARRY, http://www.strategic-culture.org/ The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton and from its loss of official power at the start of the Trump presidency. – Back pontificating on prominent op-ed pages, […]

UN Report Decries Israel’s Illegal Settlement Building in West Bank

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 20, 2017 The UN’s special rapporteur on the Palestinian territories has strongly condemned Israel’s settlement construction in the occupied West Bank. In a report, Michael Lynk said Israel pressed ahead with its illegal settlement activities at an alarming pace last year. He also slammed Tel Aviv for the subjugation of humanity in […]

BOMBSHELL! Full Solution Found to Reverse Aging of Human Cells with Dr. Bill Andrews – Pt. 2

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 Part 2 of 2: Dr. Bill Andrews and his team rejoins the program to share his bombshell news that his lab has found a “full solution” for lengthening telomeres to reverse aging of human cells. An incredible breakthrough leading to humans seeing potentially 4 decades or more shaved off their […]

Nunes’ Bombshell Surveillance Intel Show Deep State Tries To Shut Down Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 The Nunes intel drop shows without a shadow of a doubt that the deep state is doing everything they can to stop Donald Trump. end

Devin Nunes CONFIRMS Surveillance Of Trump Transition Press Conference 3/22/17

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Streamed live 8 hours ago LIVE STREAM: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters Wednesday he has seen reports from the U.S. intelligence community that showed communication from members of President Trump’s transition team — and possibly from the president himself — were incidentally collected as part of a broader surveillance effort. The collections were […]

Nunes: “The FBI Is Not Cooperating With Our Investigation Into Trump Wiretapping”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
If the FBI is implicated in the illegal surveillance “wiretapping” of Trump, will they tell the truth? Will they assist in the investigations? – Nunes: “The FBI Is Not Cooperating With Our Investigation Into Trump Wiretapping” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com The FBI is not cooperating with the House of Representatives’ investigation into the NSA’s surveillance […]

‘See You in the Hague’: EU to UK If It Fails to Pay ‎€60Bn Divorce Bill – Leak

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 22, 2017 The EU is apparently plotting to slap Britain with a €60 billion divorce bill for abandoning the EU, according to a leaked document believed to be the European Union’s strategy negotiating with Britain on Brexit, which was reported on by a renowned Dutch newspaper. end

Has Russia Become the World’s New Moral Leader? Yes!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Has Russia Become the World’s New Moral Leader? Yes! by SELWYN DUKE, http://thehill.com/ The Russian bear has become the big bad wolf to the American left, blamed for everything from winning the election for Donald Trump to “penetrating” the U.S. electric grid to birthing “fake news.” But is their real problem that Russia has become the new […]

‘Israel in De Facto Coalition with Al-Qaeda & ISIS’ – Author

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Max Blumenthal is a Jew. Published on Mar 21, 2017 Tensions are escalating between Israel and Syria, after an incident on Thursday when Syrian forces, claiming that their military positions were under attack, retaliated by shooting down an Israeli jet. Israel has carried out dozens of airstrikes in Syria, reportedly to prevent weapons from falling […]

23rd September 2017: The GREAT SIGN of Revelation 12

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 13, 2017 This is the work of JAMES MEUCKE at the Great Sign Channel. A balanced and reasonable presentation of the sign APPEARING ON THE 23RD OF SEPTEMBER 2017. – If you are unfamiliar with the sign or potential events surrounding it there are other videos on the channel offering different OPINIONS […]

The Conspiracy Against President Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Conspiracy Against President Trump by http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ March 20, 2017: Listening today to the broadcast of testimony by FBI Director Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers before the House Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron) made it clear that the Democrats, Comey, and Rogers intend conflict with Russia. – The Republicans, for the most part, […]

How to save the king of the jungle? Capitalism!

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 1 day ago
Protecting lions privately, rather than through ineffective endangered species policies, is a better way to go. WATCH NOW.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The MiG-35 will join the ranks of the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2018. © SPUTNIK/ RAMIL SITDIKOV

Is The U.S. Military Big Enough?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Deadly convoy: Dozens of U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons demonstrate an 'Elephant Walk' as they taxi down a runway during an exercise at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, to practise for a wartime mission. This picture is among a gallery of images chosen to showcase a year in the life of the U.S. Air force in 2012 *K.K. Rebecca Lai, Troy Griggs, max Fisher and Audrey Carlsen, New York Times*: *Is America’s Military Big Enough?* President Trump has proposed a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which he said would be “one of the largest increases in national defense spending... more »

In May, Montana Voters Get A Chance To Send Trump A Message-- Either "Slow Down, Crazy Man" Or "Punch Us Again"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I've heard a lot of good stuff about Rob Quist from friends in Montana, where he's the Democratic candidate to replace the state's sole member of the House, Ryan Zinke, recently confirmed by a rubber stamp Senate as the Trump Regime Interior Secretary. His opponent is far, far right extremist Greg Gianforte, who was recently defeated when he ran for Montana governor. Although Trump won Montana that day by nearly 100,000 votes-- 274,120 (56.5%) to 174,521 (36.0%), Gianforte was defeated by the same voters, 250,846 (50.2%) to 232,080 (46.4%). Over 40,000 Trump voters just couldn't ... more »

"No Other Way Forward..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward- that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have." - Kevin Brockmeier

Experts Worry About A Chernobyl-Scale Chemical Disaster In Eastern Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News*: *Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn* This isn’t a cold war; it’s a hot war. And experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter if fighting damages huge industrial storage units of chlorine gas and there is a deadly release of the toxic gas. “If one of those uncontrolled sites containing chemicals were to detonate, tens of thousands of people could be poisoned. It is a potential disaster on the scale of Chernobyl,” Robert Amsterdam, Russian political expert and lawyer at international law ... more »

Immigrants deported under Obama share stories of terror and rights violations

Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor, University of California, Merced at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Marlene Mosqueda's father was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in February. AP Photo/Nick Ut, File Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate, it could take 366 years for immigration agents to remove all 11 million undocumented migrants using home raids. I contend immigration raids are not intended to deport large numbers of people. Instead, my research has shown that they are primarily effective in spreadin... more »

Why polls seem to struggle to get it right – on elections and everything else

Daniel Alexander, Professor of Mathematics, Drake University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Where are the people really going? kewl/flickr, CC BY I am a professor of mathematics, so my ears perk up when I hear someone say that polls seem inaccurate. The public understandably focuses on polling results and how much these results seem to vary. Take two presidential approval polls from March 21. Polling firm Rasmussen Reports reported that 50 percent of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s performance, while, that same day, Gallup stated that only 37 percent do. In late February, the website FiveThirtyEight listed 18 other presidential approval polls in which Trump’... more »

Germany puts the UK government to shame with strong action over Turkish taunts

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 1 day ago
According to reports in the Turkish press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suspended arms deliveries to Turkey. This suspension appears to have come in response to the increasingly irrational behaviour of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has recently likened the governments of Germany and the Netherlands to the Nazis. Merkel is apparently making it clear that […] The post Germany puts the UK government to shame with strong action over Turkish taunts appeared first on The Canary.