Sunday, March 12, 2017

12 March - Blogs I'm Following

11:45 pm MDT

HAHA! What This MSNBC Liberal Just Said About Global Warming Will Make You Laugh Until You Go Pee

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Published on Mar 12, 2017 American Lookout reports, Liberals don’t even know what to do about President Donald Trump. So, they’re basically just losing brain-cells by the minute these days. While on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show on MSNBC, one liberal said global warming was the “single biggest” threat to the United States. Yes, you read […]

WikiLeaks, Vault 7 & The Rogue CIA

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Published on Mar 11, 2017 Did Obama illegally spy on Trump during the Presidential campaign? Darrin McBreen talks to Dr. Jerome Corsi about the latest revelations that the CIA and Barack Obama teamed up to frame Russia and Donald Trump for rigging the U.S. election. Plus WikiLeaks gets hit by a cyber attack during a […]

Saturday Night Live’s Attack on Trump/Alex Jones Backfires!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Published on Mar 12, 2017 Saturday Night Live opened their show with an absurd Trump/Alex Alien skit. What they didn’t know was that their subconscious inversion of truth would be laid bare for all to see. Alex breaks down how they are struggling to flip the narrative and create their own absurd reality based on […]

How Big Pharma is Buying Influence Through Lap Dances, Media Collusion & Paying Off Professors

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Published on Mar 11, 2017 Mike Papantonio discusses the conflicts of interest between big pharma and corporate media and speaks with investigative health journalist and author, Martha Rosenberg, about the many ways pharmaceutical companies are influencing politics and academia. end

Resurrecting Dead People Using Stem Cells Given The Green Light

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Resurrecting Dead People Using Stem Cells Given The Green Light by Donna Bellevue, Scientists are getting ethical permission from health watchdogs to resurrect dead people by using a combination of regeneration therapies. Starting this year, the groundbreaking Project Reanima will primarily use stem cells to stimulate the regrowth of neurons in clinically dead patients. Bioquark Inc., […]

Gazans Protest Against Israeli Regime

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Published on Mar 8, 2017 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have held a protest rally against the Israeli regime on the eve of the International Women’s Day. The demonstrators slammed Tel Aviv’s crimes against the Palestinian people, particularly women and children. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first […]

Marine Le Pen as President would Spell ‘Total Collapse’ of EU And Euro, US Ambassador Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Marine Le Pen as President would Spell ‘Total Collapse’ of EU And Euro, US Ambassador Says by ROMINA MCGUINNESS, FRANCE’S ambassador to the United States said if Marine Le Pen became the French president it would spell the end of the European Union and the collapse of the euro. – Gérard Araud claimed it would be […]

Lord Rothschild Discusses How His Family Created Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, is a creation of the Satanic bloodlines. It is a military fiefdom of the western Illuminati. It is NOT the Israel of the Bible. Modern Ashkenazi Khazar Jews (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT semitic people. You can prove this conclusively from the Bible: – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King […]

The United Nations Admit Chemtrails Are REAL In Stunning Video Report!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
The United Nations Admit Chemtrails Are REAL In Stunning Video Report! by All across the world, airplanes have been flying through the skies leaving a murky white trail behing them that just doesn’t seem to dissapear. It is no doubt that almost everyone has noticed this when looking up. – These trails airplanes are […]

Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard by Dave Kranzler, “If one can only see value in paper currency terms, one cannot see value at all” – Hugo Salinas Price – website link – posted a couple of comments on Stewart Dougherty’s guest post earlier this week. I concluded that his […]

Is The Trump Administration Reversing Support For WikiLeaks?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 minutes ago
Is The Trump Administration Reversing Support For WikiLeaks? by Derrick Broze, After months of public support for WikiLeaks, President Trump’s administration is now considering punishing WikiLeaks for the release of leaked CIA documents. – “I love WikiLeaks.” That’s how presidential candidate Donald Trump described his feelings for the anti-secrecy organization at a rally in October 2016. Trump was celebrating […]

Taiwan Rethinks Its War Strategy In The Event Of A Chinese Invasion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 28 minutes ago
Military personnel salute as they stand on M60A3 main battle tanks displayed during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick Lin *Straits Times:* *Taiwan 'must rethink' war strategy to counter China's might* From cyber attacks to urban warfare, Taiwan defence experts have come up with a way for the island to defend itself against an increasingly powerful and richer Chinese military, without breaking the bank. Speaking to The Straits Times ahead of Taiwan's release of its quadrennial defence review this week, ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian marines commence amphibious landing. © PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY

Chinese President Xi Tells Chinese Military Delegates That They Must Embrace Advanced Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 12, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu *Reuters*: *China's Xi pushes advanced technology for military* China's military needs to promote technological innovation as the "key" to its upgrading and modernization, President Xi Jinping told military delegates to the annual meeting of parliament. Xi is overseeing a sweeping modernization of the country's armed forces, the largest in the world, including stealth jet, anti-satellite miss... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “I Will Wait For You” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Deuter, “I Will Wait For You” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Three objects stand out in this thoughtful telescopic image, a view toward the mostly stealthy constellation Lynx. The two brightest (the spiky ones) are nearby stars. The third is the remote globular star cluster NGC 2419, at distance of nearly 300,000 light-years. NGC 2419 is sometimes called "the Intergalactic Wanderer", an appropriate title considering that the distance to the Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, is only about 160,000 light-years. *Click image for larger size.* Roughly similar to other large globular star clusters like Omega Centauri, NGC 2... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Scattered Leaves Of All The Universe” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Scattered Leaves Of All The Universe”* by Chet Raymo “Dante Alighieri, the inestimable Florentine poet, carried in his head and gave expression in verse to pretty much the entire universe known to his 13th-century European contemporaries. From the dregs of the Earth to the highest heaven he journeyed in his imagination. His was a universe made expressly for humans, and nothing was in it that was not part of the human drama of sin and salvation. When at last he has ascended through the Great Chain of Being, he looks upon the Godhead itself. "And within its depths, I saw ingath... more »

The Universe (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“You chose your dreams for the journeys they'd make possible, and you knew when you chose them there'd be obstacles, crises, and young souls who'd stand in your way. They exist by design. To tempt you, lure you, test you. So that you can come back, prevail, rise above, and rock on. And ultimately to convince you of your awesomeness. They're part of the plan. There've been no mistakes. All is supremely well. These are the days, mid-adventure, that will mean the most to you. And some of those young souls will forever remember the gift of your paths crossing.” “Enjoy the journey,” ... more »

The Poet: Maya Angelou, “Alone” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Alone”* “Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home, Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone. I came up with one thing And I don't believe I'm wrong, That nobody, But nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone, Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone. There are some millionaires With money they can't use, Their wives run round like banshees, Their children sing the blues. They've got expensive doctors To cure their hearts of stone, But nobody, No, nobody Can make it out here alone. Alone, all alone, Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alon... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by!

On Aristotle

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 1 hour ago
“Where Plato is whimsical and ironic, and proceeds by suggestion and indirection, Aristotle is matter-of-fact, almost pedestrian. Where Plato’s writing is filled with his sense of better and more beautiful world behind, above, beyond the world of ordinary experience, illuminating that experience but transcending it, Aristotle keeps his feet firm on the ground of ordinary experience. This is Aristotle's reality, and the business of philosophy in his view is to make sense of the here and now.” ~ W. T. Jones in *A History of Western Philosophy* (Volume I — The Classical Mind)

There Are People Like Bannon And Gorka In Other Countries Too-- Myanmar

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
A decade ago I visited Myanmar for a couple of weeks and wrote about the trip on my travel blog, although the day I got back to L.A. I drafted a short post for this blog bitching about how the military junta there had censored *DWT*. But all Myanmar coverage always managed to get in a plus for Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was under house arrest when I was in Yangon but is now the de factor head of government (technically State Counsellor, Foreign Affairs Minister and President's Office Minister. Her victories over the military junta have been celebrated around the w... more »

A "Deal" to Protect the Guilty: Bonneville County's Indecent Proposal to Chris Tapp

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 2 hours ago
*Danny Clark's 14th Century antecedent administers "justice." * Idaho Falls resident Christopher Tapp has spent more than two decades behind bars for a murder he did not commit. He was convicted on the basis of a confession extracted from him through psychological torture -- a fact that even the Bonneville County Prosecutor's Office has now grudgingly conceded. Now Bonneville County Prosecutor Danny Clark is reportedlyseeking a face-saving plea bargain on the eve of a judicial hearing that would exonerate Tapp. No physical evidence or eyewitness testimony connected Tapp to the sce... more »

Why prison building will continue booming in rural America

John M. Eason, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
The federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas. AP Photo/Danny Johnston The election of Donald Trump signals an end to the recent optimism about reducing the mass imprisonment of two million U.S. citizens each year. Trump supports policies like the immigrant ban and increased stop-and-frisk that will undoubtedly lead to more arrests and strain an already bloated prison system. After taking office, Trump signed an executive order authorizing the secretary of homeland security to “allocate all legally available resources to immediately construct, operate, control, or establish contracts... more »

Wikileaks CIA Document Dump -- News Updates March 12, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Authorities Question CIA Contractors in Connection With WikiLeaks Dump* *Digital trail has pointed investigators to a team of developers working with CIA’s Engineering Development Group* Investigators probing who may have provided WikiLeaks with classified information about the Central Intelligence Agency’s purported computer-hacking techniques are zeroing in on a small number of contractors who have worked for the agency and may have been disgruntled over recent job losses, according to people familiar with the investigation. Authorities on Thursday quest... more »

The Battle For Libya's Oil Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
BBC *The Guardian*: *US accuses Moscow of aiding warlord in battle for Libya oil ports* *Pentagon says Russia has intervened to support opponents of the western-backed government* A fierce battle for control of Libya’s oil ports is raging this weekend as worried American officials claim that Russia is trying to “do a Syria” in the country, supporting the eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar in an attempt to control its main source of wealth. The fighting between Haftar’s forces and militias from western Libya is focused on Sidra, Libya’s biggest oil port, and nearby Ras Lanuf, its ke... more »

Love-sick stork flies 5,000 miles every year to visit his injured soulmate

White Wolf at White Wolf - 3 hours ago
A stork has melted hearts in Croatia by flying to the same rooftop every year for 14 years - to be reunited with its crippled partner. The faithful bird, called Klepetan, has returned once again to the village of Slavonski Brod in east Croatia after a 5,000 mile migration. He spends his winters alone in South Africa because his disabled partner Malena cannot fly properly after being shot by a hunter in 1993. Malena had been found lying by the side the road by schoolteacher Stjepan Vokic, who fixed her wing and kept her in his home for years before helping her to build a nest on hi... more »

Markets mean a cleaner environment

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I frequently hear the refrain from people who should know better that capitalism is bad for “the environment” – that markets cause pollution: and more markets, more pollution. And yet as philosopher Stephen Hicks points out, when you look at the actual facts nothing could be further from the truth: *Here is a **list of the 30 most polluted cities on Earth* *. Per country, here’s where those cities are located: * *India: 14 China: 6 Saudi Arabia: 3 Pakistan: 2 Iran: 2 Bangladesh: 1 Cameroon: 1 Uganda: 1**All of them are clustered in the **bottom ha... more »

Good News From CIA Leak: Encryption Works!

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: good-news-from-cia-leak-encryption-works] The media have spun the recent story about CIA-developed hacking tools by claiming either that there's nothing to worry about, or that the problem is so severe that it is no longer possible to protect our privacy through encryption. In reality, privacy is under attack, but encryption still works.

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"How It Really Is" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Woman Asks Alexa, “Are You Connected To The CIA?” * *Alexa- Who Supposedly Can’t Lie- Refuses To Answer"* by The Daily Sheeple "So, this happened. Following Wikileaks Vault 7 release alerting Americans to the fact that the CIA is using tons of exploits to turn all sorts of internet-connected smart devices into surveillance microphones, granting the intelligence agency access to millions of people’s private homes, people started asking questions. Namely, this woman below asked her ever-listening Amazon Echo device if it is connected to the CIA. Well, first she asks Alexa if Alexa w... more »

U.S. Senator John McCain: President Trump Must Retract Wiretapping Claim Or Prove It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN: **McCain calls on Trump to clarify wiretapping claim* Washington (CNN)Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Donald Trump should either retract or substantiate his claim that President Barack Obama wire-tapped him in the final weeks of the presidential campaign and added he expects more to come on Russia's meddling in the US election. McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he had "no reason to believe" Trump's allegation, which the President has not supported with any evidence and which a White House official said was prompted by a Breitbart article. "I have no... more »

Hannity CONFIRMS Obama Court Order & WIRETAPPING Donald Trump Tower

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Published on Mar 8, 2017 Hannity CONFIRMS Obama FISA order and WIRETAPPING Donald Trump Tower | Hannity 3/8/17 | Fox News. Sara Carter Circa News interview on Hannity on Fox News on March 8, 2017 3/8/17 and provides proof of Obama Administration Wiretapping Spying by FBI and NSA on President Donald Trump Trump Tower. end

“The CIA Just Got Nuked!” The Legendary John McAfee on ‘Vault 7’ Revelation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Published on Mar 7, 2017 CEO of “MGT Capital”, John McAfee once again joins host Brian Engelman on “Agree To Disagree” here at “The New American Media”. They discuss the WikiLeaks “Vault 7” data dump that has revealed a rogue shadow government that has been operating in Barack Obama’s Oval Office. Did Michael Hastings get […]

CNN Insider Confirms CIA Controls CNN & Most Other MSM Outlets

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Published on Mar 10, 2017 Our CNN insider had been out of touch with us for several days. We were starting to wonder what was going on, but in our latest communication, our CNN insider did confirm our biggest fears. The CIA is indeed attempting, with all their might, to control the message to the […]

What’s at Stake in Obama/British Coup Attempt Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
What’s at Stake in Obama/British Coup Attempt Against Trump by In an extraordinarily welcome sight since Tuesday, American and Russian military forces have met and been patrolling nearly beside one another — clearly in coordination — outside the city of Manbij in Syria, providing calm around that city while Russian forces deliver aid to it. […]

Jim Willie Issues Warning On Seven Bowls Apocalypse: “HELL ON EARTH!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
Jim Willie Issues Warning On Seven Bowls Apocalypse: “HELL ON EARTH!” by Jim Willie, Golden Jackass, via Although finance & economics are the primary themes for the Hat Trick Letter and its related research, it is impossible to ignore the reality of widespread coordinated aggravated attempts to destroy our lovely blue orb, planet Earth. The globalists […]

An Ambassadorship Is Nice-- But Would YOU Want To Be Implicated As A Conspirator In The Trump Regime?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Trump gets to nominate 188 ambassadors. With his bizarre selection of John Huntsman to run the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, he's now chosen 6, two of whom are career professionals-- Todd Philip Haskell to Republic of Congo and Tulinabo Salama Mushingi to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.The others are a bunch of political cronies. The only one confirmed so far is Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador. Many crucial embassies have no ambassador right now at all-- and none nominated-- like France, the U.K., India, Canada, Germany, Afghanistan, Japan, Saudi Arabia, NATO, Italy, South Korea, Australia and ... more »

Hot Air: Human CO2 emissions do not drive Global Warming.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
Professor Ian Plimer writing for Quadrant: Climate change has taken place for thousands of millions of years. The extraordinary claim that humans cause climate change must be supported by extraordinary evidence. The current change in climate is no different to previous changes in climate. Despite very generous research funding from the public purse, it has yet to be shown that the human emissions of CO2 actually drive global warming. If it could be shown that the human emissions of CO2 drive global warming, then it would also have to be shown that the natural emissions of CO2, ... more »

Top Toys That Encourage Stem Learning

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
We have been focusing a lot on Stem toys in our house lately. I want my girls to play and build with all kinds of toys but I especially love Stem toys because they foster so much learning and creativity. Here are five amazing toys for Stem Learning! We were able to try a couple of them out courtesy of Eveleen Joy Toys. Building Planks- These building planks are amazing. We have building blocks but for some reason these planks have opened up new levels of creativity in our house. The amount of structures that can be made from these simple blocks is incredible. My kids love cr... more »

Fareed Zakaria's Interviews Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov On Russia's Side Of The Story

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*CNN:* *Kremlin spokesman: 'Russia is being demonized'* (CNN)Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday that Russia is being demonized, and that it was impossible for his country to have interfered with the 2016 election, despite US claims. Peskov, who has been a spokesman and top aide to Vladimir Putin for almost two decades, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that he was sorry for the many controversies surrounding Russia's connection to the Trump campaign and its role in effecting the outcome of the US election. Saying he didn't know where to begin with all the allegations, Zakaria be... more »

“Logical Consequences and Conclusions” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Logical Consequences and Conclusions”* “Logical consequence (also entailment) is one of the most fundamental concepts in logic. It is the relationship between statements that holds true when one logically "follows from" one or more others. Valid logical arguments are ones in which the conclusions follow from its premises, and its conclusions are consequences of its premises. The philosophical analysis of logical consequence involves asking, 'in what sense does a conclusion follow from its premises?' and 'what does it mean for a conclusion to be a consequence of premises?' All of ... more »

X22Report, “The Chaos Around The World Begins On Schedule, Ushering In The Economic Crisis” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
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"Conscious Decisions: Going Against What Is Popular" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Conscious Decisions: Going Against What Is Popular"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Because an idea or way of doing things is popular doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. Just because an idea or way of doing things is popular doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. However, part of the way that something becomes popular is that many of us don’t take the time to determine what’s right for us; we simply do what most of the people we know are doing. In this way, our decisions about life are made by default, which means they aren’t what we call conscious decisions. There may be many o... more »

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye Leaves The 'Blue House'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye leaves palace, breaks silence after impeachment* Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her after she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home, two days after she was impeached. In her first public comments since the Constitutional Court formally removed her from office, Ms Park said in a statement, "Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out". South Korean television showed Ms Park's motorcade leaving the ... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 12, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Battle for Mosul: Government forces continue push into Iraqi city against Islamic State* Iraqi forces have reclaimed around 30 per cent of west Mosul from Islamic State militants, according to a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), as soldiers pushed further into the jihadists' territory. Federal police and Rapid Response units said they had entered the Bab al-Tob area of the Old City, where the fight was expected to be toughest due to narrow alleyways through which armoured vehicles cannot pass. The militants are vastly outnumbered and outgu... more »

Al Qaeda Linked Groups Claims Two Suicide Bomb Attacks In Damascus That Killed 74

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters: **Death toll from Damascus bombing climbs to 74: Observatory* The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shi'ites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday. Most of the dead in Saturday's attack were Iraqi Shi'ites who were going to visit a cemetery near the Old City of Damascus. There has been no claim of responsibility. The Hezbollah-run al-Manar TV station said it was carried out by two suicide bombers. *Read more* .... *More News On An Al Qaeda Linked Groups Claiming Two Suicide Bomb ... more »

Quote of the Day: “We aren’t looking for moral perfection”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“[F]or Aristotle ethics is not a science. We aren’t looking for moral perfection. ‘In fact, such a life is not possible for man,’ Aristotle states. ‘It it were, he would be a god.’ Instead, we look for advantage and improvement. From that point of view, Aristotle assures us, learning to be virtuous is not that hard. It’s all a matter of practice and learning the habits that go with it.”*~ Arthur Herman, from his book *The Cave & the Light* *.* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Irony] That highly amusing picture above has been doing the rounds this morning, attracting many a witty response. *That ditch should have had a fence, sign, and tape, around it.* *I don't know how to drive, but my book says you are doing it wrong.* *About 10 days of paperwork there. Site should be fenced off pending an investigation with a hazard board placed prominently at the side.* *I wonder if in his daily prestart/toolbox he mentioned crashing into a ditch and the best way to eliminate/minimise/isolate the risk of it.* *And…. that’s why the Idea of *Zero acciden... more »

Geological Chronology and Time

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 6 hours ago
I keep forgetting that mainstream science is divided by chronological disputation into two major camps – short and long chronologists. The short-chronologists are the religious fundamentalists who assume their holy authority is perfect and that therefore what is written in … Continue reading →

Happy Full Crow Moon 2017: What You Need to Know About March's Full Moon

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
The Full Worm Moon (or Full Crow Moon) will light up the skies today (March 12) and it marks the last full moon of the winter season. Tonight's full moon rises just eight days before the vernal equinox, or spring. In the U.S., the moon will be at its fullest at 9:54 a.m. EDT (1454 GMT). Because the moon rises in the evening for viewers along the East Coast, many Americans will not see the moon at peak fullness. The moon, however, will be between 99 and 100 percent illuminated from March 11 to March 13, so there will be plenty of time to check out its brightly glowing face. Skywat... more »

The Growing War Of Words between Turkey And EU member States

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Mirror: **Turkish President Erdogan faces TOTAL ban from EU as Denmark joins Netherlands and Germany in turning minsters away* The Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has postponed the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim following rising tensions between Ankara, The Hague and Berlin The government of Turkey's president Recip Tayyip Erdogan is facing a total ban from EU states as Denmark joins the Netherlands and Germany in turning away his ministers. The Danish prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has postponed the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim following ri... more »

One Nation Public Forum: The Climate Data – Come check for yourself!

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 6 hours ago
*Press Release from the Office of Senator Malcolm Roberts:* Dear Colleagues You are invited to One Nation’s Public Forum “*The Climate Data – Come check for yourself”* on *Wednesday 29 March* at Parliament House. Senator Roberts and guests will deconstruct a sample out of 250+ data sets used by the United Nations IPCC. These data sets are taken from NOAA, BOM, The Scripps Institute, The Hadley Centre and other international data Centres. An invitation has also been extended to the Chief Scientist, CSIRO Chief Executive and staff, and the Director of the Bureau of Meteorology to ... more »

Premier Christy Clark's Legacy of Corruption-Real Estate Edition

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 7 hours ago
(Pictured above, from left to right....Bob Rennie..Pamela Martin(Trillion dollars LNG tweeter) Cynical Christy Clark and the now disgraced and resigned Harry Bloy..) Start by watching above question period video. *Written by Grant G* *(and friends)* *Graft, corruption, thy name is Christy Clark, leader of the scofflaw gang known as BC Liberals*... That's not an actual quote by Christy Clark, but it should be...... Cynical and IMO corrupt....Christy Clark in 2002 as Education Minister brought in illegal legislation stripping teachers of basic working rights, Clark's draconi... more »

Plot Twist: New Video Proves Mike Brown Never Robbed Store — Police Covered it Up

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: Brown]For years, Ferguson and St. Louis County law enforcement sanctimoniously declared police shooting victim Mike Brown a criminal and thief, sticking to the account the unarmed teenager had robbed a convenience store — a narrative debated for months by a furiously divided public attempting to come to terms with the contentious killing. But, it turns …

Assad Calls US Forces In Syria 'Invaders,' Loses Faith In Trump

Tyler Durden at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] With the Trump administration rapidly shifting its foreign policy stance in recent weeks as the Goldman-led group inside the White House steamrolls all opposition, in the process dashing hopes of a detente between DC and Moscow which now appear set to continue the "cold war" diplomatic ways set under Obama and Hillary Clinton, another foreign leader who is losing faith that Trump will bring any notable change is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who in an interview with Chinese TV station Phoenix said US forces in Syria were "invaders" and that he had yet to see "... more »

Daniel Buxhoeveden: Science and Religion

Dandelion Salad hromaugusta on Sep 12, 2011 Daniel Buxhoeveden speaks on Science and Religion. Recorded April 30, 2011 at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Mission in Augusta, GA. Science and Religion h/t: David at Pious Fabrications. see “The Big Bang as God’s plan?” by Gunther Ostermann Why the Christ story is not a copycat of ancient religious myths […]

It's Time for Congress to Investigate the CIA Hacking Scandal

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: it-s-time-for-congress-to-investigate-the-cia-hacking-scandal] With WikiLeaks providing hardware and software manufactures with technical details about the hacking tools the CIA developed — and lost — the manufactures are working to plug the holes. While that is happening, there may be the beginnings of a congressional investigation into the CIA’s hacking activities.

Ryan And Trump Threaten Primaries Against Republicans Who Vote Against Trumpcare

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The other day we mentioned that a SuperPAC controlled by Paul Ryan is running threatening negative TV ads against 30 Republican incumbents. The one above has been on TV all weekend in Grand Rapids, it's suburbs to the north and east and in Battle Creek in central Michigan. The implied threat is that Ryan will destroy independent-minded libertarian Justin Amash's career the same way he destroyed the careers of Republican incumbents Tim Huelskamp (KS) and Scott Garrett (NJ). Most of the Republicans Ryan has targeted are in deep red districts where there have never been negative TV a... more »

Mira Leslie Presente!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
We learned yesterday that our friend Mira Leslie has just passed away from cancer. Mira was devoted to the peace movement and particularly to supporting and walking with the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monk Senji Kanaeda based on Bainbridge Island near her home in Seattle, Washington. Just last January I walked with Mira and others connected with Nipponzan Myohoji when about 30 people from the US went to Okinawa for a week to do peace walks there and stand with the local people who are opposing existing and new US military bases on that beleaguered island that currently has 32 Ame... more »

Will Brexit Kill the Boundary Review?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
I'm breaking that rule, again. You know, the one forbidding ventures into the realm of political predictions. Perhaps the recent foray into long range forecasting has empowered me to speak about matters in the nearer term. So here it is: the redrawing of constituency boundaries isn't going to happen. Okay, let me rephrase that, it's looking *increasingly unlikely* that the government are going to follow through. Bold claim, but what's the basis for it? Look at the chaos embroiling Theresa May's government. Brexit was and is a tricky proposition, and by stupidly aiming for the worst... more »

Chris Hedges: The Plight of the Underclass

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Mar 12, 2017 On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Linh Dinh, author of “Postcards from the End of America”. Dinh traveled across the US to lift up the voices of those who have been disappeared by our corporate state. RT Correspondent […]

Is Facebook Permitting Pedophilia and Child Porn on its Platform?

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: is-facebook-permitting-pedophilia-and-child-porn-on-its-platform] When presented by the BBC with evidence of pedophilia, Facebook called the police on the reporters who made the discovery.

Elon’ll Fix It!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey Ever the showman, Elon Musk has promised to fix South Australia’s power problems! From Yahoo: Elon Musk is not shy of a challenge. The billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla has promised that he can install enough battery capacity in South Australia’s power grid to fix […]

Largest march for native rights in DC ignored by the White House and mainstream media

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
The White House didn't comment nor answer to the tribe's request. There were a few mainstream Media sources that relayed the event, but the most important information was from social media sites, Twitter and Facebook. Native American tribes and their supporters headed to the US capital for four days of demonstrations against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to raise awareness of other issues affecting Native Americans. Activists from indigenous tribes from across America had set up a teepee encampment next to the Washington Monument, before marching on Trump Tower ... more »

10-Year-Old Boy Hunted Down by Police, Charged for Playing with Laser Pointer

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: laser]A 10-year-old boy is waiting to hear if the District Attorney will file charges after he was discovered intentionally shining a laser at a police plane.

Report: LSD Can Replace Years of Depression & Addiction Therapy — In Mere Hours

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: lsd]Recently published research along with a new documentary highlight how psychedelics like LSD can drastically help ease human suffering.

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was quoted by Paul Iddon in “This Is Not Your Father’s Iraqi Army” in War Is Boring.

Mosul Campaign Day 144, Mar 11, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
The Iraqi forces (ISF) continued their push into the middle of west Mosul. The Golden Division split its forces with one unit going west to attackResala and the other heading east towards the Old City along the Tigris River. The latter was attacked from three directions and included the Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division. An Iraqi general claimed that roughlyhalf of the western section of Mosul is now in government hands. Just south of the city the police also tooktwo towns and assaulted a third, and the 16th Division seizedanother in its first action of the new campaign. F... more »

Returning Soldier Finds Family Dead

David Mikkelson at - 12 hours ago
A serviceman returning from deployment discovers his wife died while he was away, and his children have starved to death.

Thomas Sheridan - Occultic Dublin - Tales From the Black Pool

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
Thomas Sheridan takes the viewer on a personal journey around his hometown in the Irish capital, and shows us some of the many esoteric sites and psycho-geographic occult landscapes of this old and sometimes mysterious European metropolis.

Yes, 51 Senators Can Fully Repeal Obamacare

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chip Roy After eight years of promising to fully repeal Obamacare, Congress hasn’t even *tried* to do so in a process requiring just 51 votes in the Senate.

Repeal Obamacare

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chip Roy Let states and the American people fix the mess Washington created.

TPPF Serves Notice of Intent to File Lawsuit to Delist Golden-Cheeked Warbler as an Endangered Species

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Robert Henneke Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future Robert Henneke sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service serving the 60-day notice of intent to file a lawsuit to delist the golden-cheeked warbler from the Endangered Species List. The notice was served on behalf of the General Land Office of the State of Texas (GLO), which is represented by TPPF’s Center for the American Future in this effort to delist the Warbler because of its documented recovery.

TPPF Applauds Legislation to Eliminate the Franchise Tax

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Vance Ginn, Talmadge Heflin Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy Director Talmadge Heflin and economist Dr. Vance Ginn issued the following statements on House Bill 28, which would use certain surplus state revenue to phase out the franchise tax until it is eliminated.

TPPF Statement on Texas Grand Jury Reform Legislation

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Greg Glod The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice Senior Policy Analyst Greg Glod issued the following statement on Texas Senate Bill 1424 and House Bill 2640, which would reform the Texas grand jury system.

State of Obamacare Repeal Media Conference Call

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Deane Waldman, Chip Roy, Chris Jacobs

STARTING NOW: TPPF Hosts State of Obamacare Repeal Media Conference Call

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chip Roy, Deane Waldman, Chris Jacobs The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) will host a media conference call briefing *TODAY* at 10:00 a.m. CDT to discuss the state of the Obamacare repeal. To participate, please dial:

TODAY: TPPF's Carine Martinez-Gouhier to Testify on Tax Abatements before the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Carine Martinez-Gouhier Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) Managing Editor and Research Analyst Carine Martinez-Gouhier will testify before the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security TODAY, Wednesday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. CST in room 2E.20 of the Texas State Capitol.

Improving Access to Dental Care

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Deane Waldman

No Need to Loot Texas' Rainy Day Fund

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Talmadge Heflin, Vance Ginn

Restoring Local Control of State-Governed Pension Plans one page brief

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By James Quintero Over the course of several decades, more than one dozen local retirement systems have successfully petitioned the Legislature to establish some or all of their pension plans in state law. Commonly codified plan elements include: contribution rates, benefit levels, and board composition. By securing their provisions in state law, this select group of state-governed systems has erected a major obstacle to community-driven reform and effectively cemented a series of unsustainable practices.

Education Freedom in the 21st Century? Not if you're poor and living in Texas

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Stephanie Matthews No child should be relegated to a failing school simply because of where they live. That is not freedom.

TOMORROW: TPPF Hosts State of Obamacare Repeal Media Conference Call

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) will host a media conference call briefing on Wednesday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m. CDT to discuss the state of the Obamacare repeal. Yesterday, TPPF released a summary of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Obamacare repeal and replace legislation released. The detailed summary, by TPPF Senior Healthcare Analyst Chris Jacobs, explains how the bill falls short of making good on the promise to fully repeal Obamacare and fails to fundamentally change federal control over supply and demand of healthcare:

TOMORROW: TPPF Hosts Panel on Property Rights and Civil Asset Forfeiture in the 85th Texas Legislature

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
Texas Public Policy Foundation will host “Property Rights in the Balance: Civil Asset Forfeiture in the 85th on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Texas Public Policy Foundation at 3:00 PM CST. The panelists will discuss the practice of civil asset forfeiture in Texas and proposal for reform in the 85th Texas Legislature.

Summary of House Republicans' Latest Obamacare Legislation

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chris Jacobs Summary of House Republicans’ Latest Obamacare Legislation

Ending Forced Annexation

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Taylor Zavala

Texas Public Policy Foundation Releases Summary of Obamacare Repeal and Replace Bill

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chip Roy, Chris Jacobs, Deane Waldman The Texas Public Policy Foundation this evening released a summary of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Obamacare repeal and replace legislation. The detailed summary, by TPPF Senior Healthcare Analyst Chris Jacobs, explains how the bill falls short of making good on the promise to fully repeal Obamacare and fails to fundamentally change federal control over supply and demand of healthcare:

should we give up our voip phone and only have cell phones? help me decide.

laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
The ancient technology I grew up with, including the colour.We still have a bit of antiquated technology called a home phone. We use a VoIP phone -- have done so since 2002 -- which is why I say "home phone" rather than "landline". Our home phone is not a landline. I've blogged about VoIP in the past: it's reliable, very inexpensive, and easier to use than Skype.* I also like the flat-rate monthly fee that includes all the bells and whistles. The only catch is that if your internet connection or power goes down, you have no phone, so it's best to have a cell phone as a backup. The... more »

Jeff Sessions And Steve Bannon Share A Vision For America-- And For Texas

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Americans have gotten a look at Trump's new Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, and they don't like what they see. A new Quinnipiac poll included a question about him for the first time. By a 52-40% margin, voters say Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings and by a 51-42% say he should resign from office. Most American voters-- 66%-- support the establishment of an "independent commission investigating potential links between some of Donald Trump's campaign advisors and the Russian government." Only 30% disagree. Sessions has no intention of resi... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Frank Bruni looks at a recent incident at Middlebury College, in which a planned appearance by Charles (*The Bell Curve*) Murray was disrupted by angry hecklers: Chanting that Murray was “racist, sexist, anti-gay,” the students wouldn’t let him talk. And when he and the professor moved their planned interchange to a private room where it could be recorded on camera, protesters disrupted that, too, by pulling fire alarms and banging on windows. A subsequent confrontation between some of them and Murray grew physical enough that the professor with him sought medical treatment for a wr... more »

The Poet: John O'Donohue, "Beannacht" ("Blessing") (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Beannacht" ("Blessing")* "On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May a flock of colors, Indigo, red, green And azure blue, Come to awaken in you A meadow of delight. When the canvas frays In the currach of thought And a stain of ocean Blackens beneath you, May there come across the waters A path of yellow moonlight To bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May the clarity of light be you... more »

US Authorities are Refusing to Reveal How Russian Ambassador to the UN Died

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: churkin, UN]Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin's cause of death has been identified but US authorities are ominously refusing to reveal any details.

VIDEO: Cop Pulls Gun on Crowd While Beating an Unarmed Mentally Ill Man

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: brutality, video]A dramatic video of police brutality has surfaced of a police officer beating a man so bad the crowd became enraged and spoke up.

16-Year Congressman Says CIA Leaks Prove USA Rapidly “Moving Toward Totalitarianism”

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: vault, wikileaks]The corporate media is scrambling to whitewash Wikileaks Vault 7, as the true champions of freedom expose what it really means.

Activists complete 8 day, 90 mile prayer walk for clean water

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
The walk was organized by Jun-san Yasuda, an international activist and founder of the Grafton Peace Pagoda of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order. She was joined by several monks, nuns and other followers. Sheaffer said many of the protesters lived at Standing Rock reservation, the controversial site of the Dakota Access pipeline which would carry crude oil more than 1,000 miles through four states from North Dakota to Iowa. The Water Walk for Life was a walk in solidarity with those still at Standing Rock, he said. “The movement at Standing Rock, specifically, is gearing up for... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
I am spending the next few weekends renovating my kitchen and doing the GF's basement at the same time. As for today .... blogging will return early this evening.

i have found the way to make perfect hardboiled eggs (or, in which buzzfeed improves my life)

laura k at wmtc - 15 hours ago
In Egypt, breakfast almost always includes a hardboiled egg. Even the breakfast cart parked near our bus to Petra had a bowl of hardboiled eggs. And the eggs are always *perfect*. The shell slides right off, leaving a smooth, perfect white, and a bright yellow yolk. How do they do it? Way back, I posted my method for making hardboiled eggs, which at the time, I thought was perfect. Alas, it was not. With some batches, every egg peels perfectly. Others, about half do. And in some batches, I'm lucky if two or three eggs peel well, and the rest are a mess. My beginner's Arabic is nowh... more »

Wiretapping at Trump Tower: ‘A Scandal Bigger than Watergate’ – Former Trump Adviser Stone

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Published on Mar 11, 2017 It may happen that Barack Obama and members of his administration are dragged before a grand jury and questioned under oath about what they knew about these break-ins, Roger Stone, former Trump adviser, told RT’s Worlds Apart host, Oksana Boyko. end

Links and Short Shorts for Sunday

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*They called out the fire trucks for this one. Someone's ritual burning at a tomb started a fire that swept the cemetery and then started burning the trash and structures closer. * Some links.... - On the anniversary of Sun Yat-sen's death, Ma Ying-jeou leads Chinese tourists in cheering "long live the ROC". Ma has denied causing KMT loss in 2014 and 2016. LOL. - India puts Taiwan on table, uncowed by China - Polling for KMT race from TVBS: From Solidaritytw: KMT race tight -- Hau 20%, Wu 17%, Hung 13%, Chan 10%, Han 9%, Pan 2% Don’t Know 29% among self-repor... more »

Former CIA-NSA Director: Millennials Leak Secrets Because Of 'Cultural Differences'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Snowden with Former CIA and NSA chief General Michael Hayden at a gala in 2011. Courtesy of Edward Snowden via Wired *The Independent*: *WikiLeaks CIA files: Former intelligence chief claims millennials leak secrets because of 'cultural differences'* Michael Hayden says young employees have 'different understandings of loyalty and secrecy' The former director of the CIA has claimed millennials being employed by American security services are more likely to leak information because they are “culturally different” from their elders. Speaking after WikiLeaks published thousands of do... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* This animation shows how terrifyingly powerful nuclear weapons have becomeUS nukes just got a lot deadlier — and experts say it could cause Russia to attackPrescriptions for painkillers brought about the explosion in heroin use in America's suburbsArticle 50 could be triggered on TuesdayThis telescope can see a car on the Moon — here’s what it could find in spacePhilippine officials: Chinese ships spotted near coast 'very concerning'Preppers Stuck In Cities: Elite Chartering "Getaway Boats In Case Of Manhattan Emergency"Union Pacific Train Carrying Ethanol Derail... more »

The Russia - India - China Strategic Triangle Is Changing The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Federico Pieraccini, Strategic Culture Foundation*: *The Strategic Triangle that Is Changing the World* While the world continues to decipher, or digest, the new Trump presidency, important changes are afoot within the grand strategic triangle that lies between Russia, Iran and China Away from the current chaos in the United States, major developments are progressing, with Iran, Russia and China coordinating on a series of significant moves crucial for the future of the Eurasian continent. With a population of more than five billion people, constituting about two-thirds of the E... more »

U.N. Weapons Investigators: North Korea Tried To Sell Nuclear Weapons Material

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA in an undated photo. KCNA/via REUTERS *Washington Times:* *North Korea tried to sell nuclear weapons material to make miniaturized warhead: U.N. inspectors* The regime of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un tried to sell a specialized material used in the miniaturization process for nuclear warheads, according to U.N. weapons investigators, who are attempting to document the regime’s nuclear weapons program and activities. North Korean agents tr... more »

"Great Expectations (Not)" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Great Expectations (Not)"* by James Howard Kunstler "Halloween’s coming super-early this year and it will be a shocking surprise to those currently busy looking for Russians behind every potted plant in Washington DC. First, accept the premise that your country has lost its mind. This is what happens when societies (and individuals) can’t face the true quandaries of a particular moment in their history. All of their attention gets channeled into fantasy: spooks, sexual freakery, conspiracies, persecution narratives, savior fairy tales. It’s been quite a cavalcade of unreality fo... more »

The Reckoning Begins In Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
People, who chose to stay home, queue for humanitarin aid packages in Al Mansour district of western Mosul while the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues *Daily Mail*: *The reckoning begins: Bodies of ISIS fighters litter the streets of west Mosul as Iraqi special forces battle to end the extremist's grip on Iraq * * Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service attacked the Al-Amil al-Oula neighbourhood of west Mosul early on Friday * The jihadists are also facing simultaneous offensives in Syria by government forces, Turkish-backed rebels and a US-supported alliance of Kurdish a... more »

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Retreat Is A Securtiy Nightmare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Barron Trump stood by and watched a U.S. Coast Guard boat armed with a machine gun as it patrolled the area where he was playing at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last week *Darren Samuelsohn, Politico:* *Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is heaven — for spies* The president’s semi-public Florida retreat doesn’t follow the same strict background check protocol as the White House, creating an espionage risk. PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump relishes the comforts of his Mar-a-Lago estate for repeated weekends away from Washington, but former Secret Service and intelligence officials say ... more »

Victim Fights Back After Horrifying Video Shows Judge Torture Him in Court

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: torture]After the justice system failed to achieve any semblance of justice against a sadistic judge's act of torture, the victim is fighting back.

Trump Decides To Repay Loyalty With Deadly Indifference-- Not Just In West Virginia, But In Afghanistan Too

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*US soldier in Afghanistan, questions captive with the help of an Afghan translator* My friend Sonia, a Holocaust survivor and author of over 40 books, is writing a new one now about a torn-apart family of Afghan refugees who are living in the Bay Area in the late 1970s. After two long stays in Afghanistan in the 1960s and '70s, I too was living in the Bay Area when her book is set. And in the same scene-- the Mabuhay Gardens punk rock scene-- her protagonist gets involved with. So I'm helping Sonia create the back story to give her characters context. I've been traveling since I w... more »

Some sugar for you

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
Today I rode my familiar route from Taichung down to the Chiayi HSR. It's a flat 120 km ride. I hadn't ridden in a while, and wanted a workout. It's not a particularly pleasant ride, but I have a sneaking fondness for it, because I have done it so many times. The ride traverses a large swath of central and southern Taiwan, and you can get a good sense of what is going on with new restaurants, signs, politics, and so on. Occasionally this: in Huwei the old sugar line is still in use, still transporting sugar cane to the sugar refinery... _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss th... more »

"What do they have in common?"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago As you'd see if you were a fly on the wall at the BBC, CNN, the British or German police etc. etc. etc. There are none so blind as those who will not see...


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Why Betsy DeVos’ Support for School Choice Will Help America’s Schoolchildren* According to her opponents during her Senate confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of education, is guilty of wanting to privatize the public schools. To be sure, the nominee’s critics are entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. Here are the facts: DeVos believes that all children are entitled to the same educational opportunities regardless of income or ZIP code. If you want a more accurate picture of DeVos, some journalists in her home stat... more »

Grid may need ‘priority access’ system in future

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Utility Week: A senior figure at Ofgem has called for a public debate on how consumers pay for and make use of the UK’s electricity networks. Moves to increase flexibility and squeeze the most out of existing infrastructure could otherwise allow “one group of customers to outbid another […]

Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Gamecock From Fox News: A cutting-edge battery maker that received millions from taxpayers has become the latest government-backed energy firm to file for bankruptcy – reviving the controversy over how stimulus dollars were spent under the last administration. Seven years after Aquion Energy received a $5.2 […]


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Those “devastating” EPA reductions* *Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms* Paul Driessen The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a “done deal.” Not surprisingly, it is generating howls of outrage. Former U.S. EPA ... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

Vandals deface Dakota Access Pipeline protest mural art in downtown Las Vegas

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
Activists are heartbroken after taggers made their mark Friday night on a downtown Las Vegas mural that stands as a symbol of hope for indigenous people. “I am so saddened at the amount of prejudice on this art that brought our indigenous communities together,” Las Vegas Paiute Tribe member and activist Fawn Douglas said Saturday. But graffiti investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department are not treating the tagging as a hate crime, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Grant Rogers said. Officers were called by activists about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to 1001 S. First St, an ad... more »


alicia hamberg at the ethereal kiosk - 17 hours ago
I made a promise a while ago that I’d write a little about the books I read that are related to esotericism. It’s a promise I haven’t kept, but better late than never, and that’s why I’ll briefly mention two books that I must return to the library today. The first one is a straightforward … Continue reading 2017.03.12 →

This is why I keep this blog going

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
Milo Thornberry passed this week. He was an amazing human being. Sad that I never knew him. Dan Bloom, whom many of you are familiar with, sent me this story. "Well, to make a long story short. I never told anyone this before except for Milo a few years ago, actually when the book was published. As I think you know I arranged for the English edition of his memoir to be published with Sunbury Press in Philadelphia. I knew the publisher and I knew he could publish a book like Milo's memoir quickly, so I called Milo on the phone and said "Milo, I can set up your book for publication. ... more »

Those "devastating" EPA reductions by Paul Driessen

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 18 hours ago
Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a “done deal.” Not surprisingly, it is generating howls of outrage. Former U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the proposal would be “cri... more »

Grid may need ‘priority access’ system in future

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Utility Week: A senior figure at Ofgem has called for a public debate on how consumers pay for and make use of the UK’s electricity networks. Moves to increase flexibility and squeeze the most out of existing infrastructure could otherwise allow “one group of customers to outbid another […]

Third Time’s a Charm

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson I’ve heard a similar response 3 times from 3 different people over the last 3 weeks. When I hear something 3 times, I take it as a sign that I need to either investigate it or write...

Jacques Distler vs some QFT lore

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*Young physicists in Austin, be careful about some toxic junk in your city* Three weeks ago, in the article titled Responsibility physicist Jacques Distler of UT Austin mentioned a statement by Sasha Polyakov that he was "responsible" for quantum field theory. That comment was particularly relevant when Distler taught an undergraduate particle physics course and was frustrated by the following: The textbooks (and I mean all of them) start off by “explaining” that relativistic quantum mechanics (e.g. replacing the Schrödinger equation with Klein-Gordon) make no sense (negative proba... more »

Dane Wigington, “Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, March 11, 2017” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Dane Wigington, “Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, March 11, 2017” “National ID systems are being set up, along with press and social media censorship. How tight does the noose have to get around our collective necks before populations connect the dots? Will the latest Wikileaks release "Vault 7", help with the all important effort to fully pull back the curtain of the power structure? Up to 90% of many bee species have died off, how long will we last when all the pollinators are gone? The triple meltdown nuclear volcanoes at Fukushima continue to dump unimaginable amounts of... more »

A New Era?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 19 hours ago
I often disagree with David Brooks. But I read his columns in *The New York Times* because I find them interesting and occasionally intriguing. On Friday, he predicted that the Republican attempt to "reform" Obamacare would fail. But then he went on to suggest that its failure marked the dawn of a new era in American politics. It is an era, he writes, that has been presaged by three crises: First, the crisis of opportunity. People with fewer skills were seeing their wages stagnate, the labor markets evaporate. Second, the crisis of solidarity. The social fabric, especially for tho... more »


Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
I just can't get it out of my head, there's nothing to our existence but 'being'. Everything else, but 'being', is just made up and false. Your gods are false. Your money is false. Your freedom is false. You (and me, even though at least I see it) are slaves to some arbitrary invented non-reality, from which escape is a design-issue.

A stringy interview with Petr Hořava

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Giotis has pointed out that the Czech Public Radio recorded a 15-minute English-language interview with Czech string theorist Petr Hořava while he was visiting his old homeland. Your browser does not support the audio element. *I hope that this cutely simple HTML5 audio tag with the MP3 file works for everybody.* For years, Petr has been working at Berkeley. He's well-known as the co-author of the Hořava-Witten "M-theory on spaces with boundaries" that carry the \(E_8\) gauge supermultiplet, as they demonstrated. He was also one of the several forefathers of D-branes in the l... more »

Springfields-Preston and Fukushima

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
Excellent 2 minute video by Radiation Free Lakeland Marianne Birkby of Radiation Free Lakeland explains that Springfields near Preston, UK, … Continue reading →

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*My Daughter*, Emilie, queen of the selfie, is on vacation, hanging out in a suite overlooking Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She flew out with her friends for a wedding. Life is good but it's better if Dad pays the bills, isn't it*?* I wrote, "send me a photo for the Sunday Sermonette". This is her entry. Do you see the family resemblance? Neither do I. She got the better of the deal for sure and looks more like her mother, but she got her height from me. I'm back on the other coast, having returned from Mexico, living it up at the Hotel California. Soon I'll be taking the Ducati ... more »

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
The new EU Council building (as shown on Laura K's programme) As the birds pour liquid notes into the air to wake the morning up, if anything crosses your mind about BBC bias please share below...


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
. *Uri Geller, and his mother Manzy Freud, in Nicosia. **Uri Geller later served in the Israeli Army's Paratroop Brigade.* In the Daily Telegraph, Uri Geller says that he told Theresa May in 2013 that she was destined to become the UK's Prime Minister. Uri Geller has admitted to working with the CIA, MI5 and Mossad. Uri Geller / dailymail / Uri Geller's double life as a spy. Does Mossad choose the UK's prime ministers? *URI GELLER PREDICTS: DONALD TRUMP WILL BE PRESIDENT.* Does Mossad choose the US presidents? *Here is Obama and man who looks like astronaut Virgil Grissom, or, Ob... more »

Laura Kuenssberg's Biggest Documentary

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
The big Brexit-related BBC event recently has been Laura Kuenssberg's BBC Two documentary, *Brexit: Britain's Biggest Deal*. I didn't watch it at the time but saw the deluge of Twitter comment about it and noticed that, by and large, pro-Brexit people appeared absolutely appalled by it while anti-Brexit people seemed pleased by it. (I smiled at one of the latter, Twitter-feed header emblazoned with EU flags, saying it was 'balanced' and much better than Katy *(sic) *Adler's programme). So was it biased or balanced? Well, having finally caught up with it, I have to say that I c... more »

Why do True-Believer Alarmists cling to the Falsified AGW hypothesis?

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
Carolyn GregoireSourceIn a HuffPo piece, Carolyn Gregoire, wrote, under the heading and sub-heading: Why Some Conservatives Can't Accept That Climate Change Is Real It's never really been about the science. Photoshopped Image Maybe it wasn't Carolyn's headings and the photoshopped image that headed her article, but her opinion piece is easy to tear apart. And her piece wasn't about the science! She begins with POTUS Trump's quoted statement: "I am not a believer. Unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather." And to try to tear down POTUS Trump's statement, ... more »

"Do You Want..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Do you want to live life, or do you want to escape life?" - Macklemore

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” -

"A Look to the Heavens" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Riding high in the constellation of Auriga, beautiful, blue vdB 31 is the 31st object in Sidney van den Bergh's 1966 catalog of reflection nebulae. It shares this well-composed celestial still life with dark, obscuring clouds recorded in Edward E. Barnard's 1919 catalog of dark markings in the sky. All are interstellar dust clouds, blocking the light from background stars in the case of Barnard's dark nebulae. For vdB 31, the dust preferentially reflects the bluish starlight from embedded, hot, variable star AB Aurigae. *Click image for larger size.* Exploring the environs of AB Au... more »

"Be Like The Bird..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"What matter if this base, unjust life Cast you naked and disarmed? If the ground breaks beneath your step, Have you not your soul? Your soul! You fly away, Escape to realms refined, Beyond all sadness and whimpering. Be like the bird which on frail branches balanced A moment sits and sings; He feels them tremble, but he sings unshaken, Knowing he has wings." – Victor Hugo

"A Life of Learning: Earth School"; "Ten Rules For Being Human" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"A Life of Learning: Earth School"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Earth school provides us with an education of the heart and the soul. Life is the province of learning, and the wisdom we acquire throughout our lives is the reward of existence. As we traverse the winding roads that lead from birth to death, experience is our patient teacher. We exist, bound to human bodies as we are, to evolve, enrolled by the universe in earth school, an informal and individualized academy of living, being, and changing. Life’s lessons can take many forms and present us with many challenges. The... more »

"Compassion..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.” - Frederick Buechner

Does The 'Deep State' Exist?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Spicer doesn't reject concept of 'Deep State'* Washington (CNN)Asked whether a "deep state" of entrenched government employees exists, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday that some federal employees were working to advance the previous administration's agenda. "I think that there's no question when you have eight years of one party in office, there are people who stay in government -- and continue to espouse the agenda of the previous administration," Spicer said. What's a 'Deep State' "So I don't think it should come as any surprise there are people that ... more »

Trump Is Being Pulled In Opposite Directions On The Marijuana Question

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The big news out of the Justice Department this weekend, of course, is the sudden decision by the Regime to fire all 46 Obama-DOJ Prosecutors, including Preet Bharara, the country's most effective corruption fighter. This was especially odd because both Trump and Sessions had asked him to stay on and he had agreed to do so. Did Trump just realize out of the blue that his seat of corruption in Trump Tower is part of Bharara's jurisdiction. Recently Jeff Sessions-- who once famously explained that he thought the KKK were a bunch of fine guys until he realized they were a bunch of po... more »

UN Report: 20 Million Face The Threat Of Starvation In Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC: **UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945* The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year. Mr O'Brien said $4.4bn (£3.6bn) was needed by July to avert disaster. "We stand at a critical point in history," Mr O'Brien told the Security Coun... more »

Intruder Arrested On The White House Grounds After Scaling Fence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post: **Calif. man carrying Mace arrested on White House grounds after scaling fence* A California man carrying two cans of Mace and a letter to President Trump about “Russian hackers” scaled a White House fence Friday night and neared an entrance to the presidential mansion before he was arrested, according to a court document. The suspect — identified as Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran, 26 — made it all the way to the exterior of the White House, which he walked alongside, and then hid behind a pillar before he was spotted and apprehended near the South Portico entrance. Th... more »

China Wants Space-Based Lasers, Electromagnetic Railguns, And Microwave Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Friend or foe? Long March rocket carrying an experimental spacecraft. Photo: Reuters *Bill Gertz, Asia Times:* *Light wars: space-based lasers among Beijing’s hi-tech arms* Arsenal including electromagnetic railguns and microwave weapons aims to neutralize web of satellites that give US its main strategic edge. China’s military is developing powerful lasers, electromagnetic railguns and high-power microwave weapons for use in a future “light war” involving space-based attacks on satellites. Beijing’s push to produce so-called directed-energy weapons aims to neutralize America’s k... more »

Neuroscience: “Mirror Neurons: Mirrors In Your Brain” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Mirror Neurons: Mirrors In Your Brain”* by Casey Kazan “A recent paradigm-shattering discovery in neuroscience shows how our minds share actions, emotions, and experience -what we commonly call "the monkey see, monkey do" experience. When we see someone laugh, cry, show disgust, or experience pain, in some sense, we share that emotion. When we see someone in distress, we share that distress. When we see a great actor, musician or sportsperson perform at the peak of their abilities, it can feel like we are experiencing just something of what they are experiencing. Only recently, ... more »

Syrian President Assad Calls U.S. Forces In His Country As Invaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera: **Syria's Bashar al-Assad calls US forces 'invaders'* *But Syrian president says there could be room for cooperation with US President Donald Trump in the fight against ISIL.* Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called US forces deployed in Syria "invaders" but said he saw promise in US President Donald Trump's vow to prioritise the fight against ISIL. About 500 US troops are in Syria in support of the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS). The US-led coalition is currently backing a campaign by its Syrian militia allie... more »

Another Delay In Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA Stealth Fighter Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Russia's New PAK-FA Stealth Fighter Has A Big Problem* Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA stealth fighter program has suffered another delay. Testing of the of the powerful new jet’s second stage engine, which was supposed to start later this year, has been pushed back to 2018. "At the moment, works are being carried out within the framework of contacts with the Russian Defense Ministry,” United Aircraft Corporation, Sergei Korotkov told the TASS news agency. “Flight tests are underway. We plan to enter the second stage of... more »

Anxiety Over North Korea's Arsenal Grows

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’* On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed to obtain them. “The current course that they are on is unacceptable,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said publicly... more »

Do You Wish Philip K. Dick Was Still Around To Write About Señor Trumpanzee? So Does Alan Grayson

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Robert Reich's video about the 7 signs of tyranny appears to be tailor-made to explain the first six months of Trumpism. *Newsweek* ran an OpEd by Reich putting it into some kind of context this week: It seems an eternity ago but it was only last Tuesday night when Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress and stuck to the teleprompter without going off the deep end-- eliciting rapturous praise from the media. “Donald Trump at his most presidential,“gushed NBC; “a recitation of hopes and dreams for the nation,” oozed NPR; “the most presidential speech Mr. Trump has ever... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Bacolod City, Bacolod, Philippines. Thanks for stopping by!

"Ironic, huh?" (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?” - Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come”

The Economy: "When This All Blows Up..." (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"When This All Blows Up..."* by Chris Martenson "This report marks the end of a series of three big trains of thought. The first explained how we’re living through the Mother Of All Financial Bubbles. The next detailed the Great Wealth Transfer that is now underway, siphoning our wealth into the pockets of an elite few. This concluding report predicts how these deleterious and unsustainable trends will inevitably ‘resolve’ (which is a pleasant way of saying ‘blow up’.) *The Ka-POOM Theory: *In terms how this will all end, we favor the scenario put forth by Eric Janszen in 1998 ca... more »

Julian Assange Press Conference and Q&A on Vault 7, Year Zero and the CIA

Dandelion Salad Listen to this also on Mar 9, 2017 WikiLeaks Press Conference on Vault 7, Year Zero and the CIA. The press conference was streamed earlier on Persiscope, this is a direct rip of that stream. from the archives: WikiLeaks: Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed Edward Snowden: If We Are Going To Protect The […]

The week in satire Vol. #35

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 1 day ago
And what a week it was! A week in which I was off sick with the flu! A week in which I didn’t really keep up with the news! And a week which ended with me having to write a pithy, three-sentence round-up of the current events I basically just haven’t followed! But what else […] The post The week in satire Vol. #35 appeared first on The Canary.

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Don't You Feel Small” (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
The Moody Blues, “Don't You Feel Small” - "See the world, ask what it's for, Understanding, nothing more.." *A comment: *I'm quite aware this blog's content has progressively turned into a virtual chamber of horrors- Fukushima, the economy, civil liberties, one disaster or horror after another- everything's going to Hell in a hand-basket and it's clearly displayed here. Not by choice- I'd much rather focus on other, better things, or be doing some... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
According to Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti, Democrats have a shot at some victories in 2018 -- unless they squander the opportunity because they're fighting with one another: With 27 GOP-controlled governorships up for election in 2018, national Democrats envision the midterm elections as a chance to rebalance the scales at the state level, where there are currently twice as many Republican governors than Democrats. But already, party leaders are running into a complication — unresolved issues left over from the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders presidential primary. Far from defeate... more »

Intel Community, White House's Own Words Admit Validity of CIA Leaks

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 1 day ago
[image: intel-community-white-house-s-own-words-admit-validity-of-cia-leaks] Recent statements by the CIA and White House, coupled with the FBI's investigation into the source of leaked CIA documents and published by WikiLeaks, serve as admissions that the disclosures are genuine.

Those Pesky Mohammedans

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
It's Saturday, the doings at the Mosque down the street may have ended. The Muslims two-doors-down are having a hoot-in-nanny of some description. I'm not part of their faith and culture, so the screechy loud music and the obnoxious bull$hit bothers me. Everyone else posts fliers if they are going to have a party, explaining how long the shindig will last and who to call if we have a beef. Not the Mohammedans. Naturally since there are about a hundred of them, attendees blocked the driveway of my home. It's a three-car driveway and there were two Mohammedan cars blocking access wh... more »

Death in Ghayil

Iona Craig at 1 day ago
[image: undefined] On January 29, 5-year-old Sinan al Ameri was asleep with his mother, his aunt, and 12 other children in a one-room stone hut typical of poor rural villages in the highlands of Yemen. A little after 1 a.m., the women and children awoke to the sound of a gunfight erupting a few hundred feet away. Roughly 30 members of Navy SEAL Team 6 were storming the eastern hillside of the remote settlement. According to residents of the village of al Ghayil, in Yemen’s al Bayda province, the first to die in the assault was 13-year-old Nasser al Dhahab. The house of his uncle, S... more »

Why the Right Fears the Four-Day Week

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
I've got a guilty secret. I subscribe to *CapX*'s mailing list and occasionally, I like some of its output. For those of you who don't know (or don't care) what CapX is, it's a fancy ass blog that styles itself as the home of some of the best politics writers going. And Daniel Hannan. It also happens to be firmly on the right somewhere between Cameroonism and the batshittery of so-called libertarianism. In many ways, its stock-in-trade is contrarianism, albeit not as strident or as obviously stupid as your average Brendan O'Neill missive. Its niche is the provision of middle brow a... more »

Are The Republicans Ready To Just Call It Quits And Let Trumpcare Die A Quick Death?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
On Thursday Bernie Sanders was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer for a wide-ranging interview and you can watch it in it's entirety above. I just want to focus on one question-- which you'll notice Bernie bringing up on his own-- the Ryan-Pence-Price repeal of Obamacare to replace it with some shitty non-starter called Trumpcare. He had to explain to the dumbfounded Beltway misinformation hack that Ryan, McCarthy and the rest of the Republicans behind the health care bill and the rest of the Republican agenda are *conservatives* and the Republicans opposing them shouldn't be called "conse... more »

Muscle Contractions At The Atomic Scale

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
To the outside world, muscles look like they contract or do work but at the very small scale it is myosin molecules pulling actin filaments and myosin and actin are essentially nanomachines that convert the chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis - how cells in our muscles create energy - into mechanical work. New electron cryomicroscopy images reveal unexpectedly large conformational changes in the myosin molecule during the pull and that may show how myosin generates force and create a paradigm for the construction of true nanomachines. read more

New Hampshire House Unanimously Approves Bill Restricting Stingray Surveillance

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 1 day ago
[image: new-hampshire-house-unanimously-approves-bill-restricting-stingray-surveillance] The New Hampshire state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill placing strict control on the use of Stingray surveillance devices.

Piers Corbyn - Timo Niroma - another mini-ice age on its way...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
the above *apocalyptigraph* was snatched from the following video presentation given by Piers Corbyn (Jeremy's older brother) at an *Electric Universe* conference in 2014. And do you know what, I don't even care if you don't read Spanish, "You don't need to..." just understand that Corbyn's presentation below is all about repeating patterns through Recorded Weather History and the above *apocalyptigraph* is just a simple observation of the 221 year gap between similar Historical Solar-Weather Cycles i.e. recorded sunspot activity. It looks like the years 2031-35 might be THE COLD... more »

Sir Patrick Stewart is Adorably Obsessed With His New Foster Pit Bull

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
The message of the video is clear – rescue dogs are so sweet, they can melt even the heart of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. So go ahead and adopt, don’t shop. As you may already know, Pit Bulls have a long-held bad reputation that they don’t deserve. You might recognize them as the first dog to be typecast in the role of a bad guy’s vicious canine companion. You might also know they have been the targets of unjust breed specific legislation (BSL), which has never been proven to be effective in preventing dog bites. But what you might not know is that all of this negative imagery has cau... more »

Scrubbed From Textbooks — The US Government’s National Experiment in Extermination

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: prohibition]In desperation to make effective the floundering Prohibition on alcohol, the U.S. government — unable to convince the public consumption of booze constituted a moral transgression — intentionally poisoned the supply in a last-ditch attempt to enforce State-mandated sobriety. This “chemist’s war of Prohibition” became, as outspoken opponent and New York City chief medical examiner …

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Brenda McClurkin, University of Texas, Arlington Special Collections

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Veering away from UFOs, sort of, I spoke with Brenda McClurkin of the Special Collections at the University of Texas at Arlington library about their, well, special collection. We learned that there were over four million negatives held in their state-of-the-art, climate controlled vault. You can listen to the interview here: Ramey, DuBose and the infamous sheet of paper. Copyright: University of Texas at Arlington, Special Collections. Although the point was to talk about the investigation of the Ramey Memo, which is a photograph of Bri... more »

Speaking Event in Deerfield Beach

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
MB and I flew down to south Florida yesterday from Boston and this morning I spoke at the Deerfield Progressive Forum. Her brother lives in Ft. Lauderdale so we are staying at his place right on the beach (on the 29th floor). My talk was about Ukraine but I spent about half of my power point presentation showing how the US and NATO are encircling Russia and destabilizing eastern Europe. More than 60 folks were in attendance (including three snow birds from Maine who come down here in the winter). It was a great surprise to see longtime friend Will Van Natta walk into the room. ... more »

Raqqa and Manjib Not Central to Assad

Michael S. Rozeff at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] The Syrian military strategy of President Assad is well-known. It is explained here, and here. This strategy has succeeded. The Assad coalition of forces is defeating his opponents. They are continuing steadily to clear remaining opposition forces from Syria. Raqqa has not been central to Assad. Neither has Manjib. They remain to be “cleaned up”, but they were not of strategic importance to Assad and still aren’t. Trump’s introduction of US boots on the ground adds a new layer of conflicting territorial objectives and conflicting political control over certain c... more »

Environmental Levies To Cost £57 bn In Next Five Years

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Following the Chancellor’s Budget Statement, the Office for Budget Responsibility has published its latest Economic & Fiscal Outlook for the next five years. The projected cost of Environmental Levies is £57.4bn between 2017/18 and 2021/22: 2.7 Environmental levies £ billion Outturn Forecast 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 […]

Just a Bit of American History

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Seattle, WA March 18th: "Heritage of Colonialism" conference

Kevin Barrett at blog - 1 day ago
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20 Powerful images from the #NativeNationsRise protests happening in Washington, DC

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
Thousands of Native American demonstrators and their supporters marched to the White House to voice outrage at the Dakota Access The protest follows months of demonstrations in a remote part of North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe demonstrated in an attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing upstream from their reservation. That pipeline is being installed now, after Trump signed an executive order last month smoothing the path for construction. He also cleared the way for the Keystone XL project that would pipe Canadian crude into the United States. The prot... more »

Double standards

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Alan at *Biased BBC *has already covered this, and DB has also covered it (for Twitter), but I still think it's worth gathering together and adding to... Here are a pair of statements from two leading U.S. politicians: It wasn't always easy for new immigrants. Certainly, it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, her... more »

Pinned Tweet

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Even non-freelance BBC reporters write pieces for other (non-BBC) sites. Kim Ghattas, for example, remains proud of a piece she wrote for *Foreign Policy *a couple of years back - so proud that she's made it her 'Pinned Tweet': It wasn't a particularly impartial piece either, featuring statements like, "We’re also in the midst of a crisis in basic humanity", and denunciations of "headlines decrying the “disgusting” refugees, who are supposedly spoiling British tourists’ holidays on Greek islands". I read that and immediately guessed which newspaper Kim was linking to there (on “d... more »

Nancy Pelosi Arrested by Secret Service for Coup Attempt?

David Emery at - 1 day ago
Reports that the House Minority Leader was taken from her office in handcuffs for plotting to overthrow the president are fake news.

Breitbart Targeted by Calls for Advertising Boycott

David Mikkelson at - 1 day ago
The conservative web site has been the focus an effort to stop advertisers from doing business with them.

Sean Spicer Handed Mid-Briefing Note Saying, “You Just Committed a Felony”?

David Mikkelson at - 1 day ago
Reports about White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's being given an ominous note in the middle of a press briefing originated in satire.

"As if we could stand in the silence of this single moment of light"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Radio 3's *The Verb *can often be worth a listen. It helps that I'm a big fan of Ian McMillan, the Bard of Barnsley (and a very regular BBC regular) - especially his delightful Twitter feed. If anything justifies Twitter (and plenty doesn't) then it's Ian's Twitter feed with its stream of poetic nibbles, jokes, friendly replies, interesting links, miniature reviews, and lovely unfamiliar paintings. It's a daily pick-me-up. I hope he's keeping a record of them because they'd make a great book. Here's a sample, just in case he *isn't*. He always starts the day, just as I'm gett... more »

Violence In Iraq, March 1-7, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
There were a total of 179 incidents reported in Iraq in the first week of March. That was just around the same amount as the previous week when there were 181. Those high figures were due to the fighting in Mosul. A total of 749 people were killed and 622 wounded. 21 Peshmerga, 21 Hashd al-Shaabi, 37 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 670 civilians lost their lives. Another 2 Sahwa, 50 Hashd, 131 ISF, and 439 Civilians were injured. Anbar had 10 incidents, 14 deaths, and 6 wounded. That was on average for the year. 2 car bombs were destroyed in Ramadi and outside th... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 143, Mar 10, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 1 day ago
There was more movement into the middle of west Mosul, and in the Badush district. The Golden Division seizedthe Amil 1, Amil 2 and the Aghawatneighborhoods. The Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division moving up the Tigris River freed Nabi Sheet, Okaidat, Bab Jadid, and attacked Bab al-Tob again. To the west of the city the Iraqi forces (ISF) took two more towns in the Badush area. The advance along multiple fronts is stretching the Islamic State’s defenses. General Maan al-Saadi from the Golden Division claimed that they had been broken, but that’s yet to be seen. There are m... more »

It’s a “No Brainer” — House Approves Bill To Stop Feds From Watching Porn on Taxpayer’s Dime

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
A House committee on oversight has approved prohibiting federal employees from using government computers and devices to watch pornography on the job.

Owen Jones, "Conservative supporters" and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
From BBC Newsbeat I must admit, partly from watching *YouTube* videos of his interviews with people who don't share his views and seeing him (so often) on TV, that I've grown to like Owen Jones more and more as time passes. And he's been changing his view of his ideological friends too, given that they've been beastly to him on Twitter - which he's now left, pursued by a bear. I first found out about this by reading it at *Guido Fawkes *- a post headlined Owen Jones Driven Off Twitter By Left-Wing Haters. Guido quotes Owen's Facebook comment about it: In an extraordinary Facebook ... more »

Radiophobia on the Anniversary of Fukushima Daiichi’s Catastrophic and Ongoing Nuclear Accident

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
*You can also read this post as a pdf at dropbox:* Reuters has a story, re-ran by the Asahi Shimbun, about Fukushima mothers' efforts to measure radiation levels in food to protect their children. The final segment of the article addresses mothers' perceptions that authorities are attempting to downplay the risk of radiation, particularly for children: Reuters. (March 11, 2017). After Fukushima disaster, mothers don lab coats to measure radiation. T... more »

Assad: No one invited US, all foreign troops in Syria without permission are ‘invaders’

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Syria: US troops spotted in armoured convoy* *inside Manbij, Syria* Pity the poor Syrian people. Imagine if you and your family saw the above atrocity on the streets of your country...convoys of American military vehicles, flags a fluttering...rumbling down the streets. The history of that sight would strike terror in your breast. You would know that your country will shortly be destroyed--brick by Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc., etc., They will poison its soil, water and air forever with depleted uranium weaponry. There is no more feared invading force... more »

Ron Paul Calls WikiLeaks Revelation of CIA Documents ‘Fantastic’

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
Ron Paul, the prominent libertarian communicator and three-time US presidential candidate, declared this week in a Fox Business interview that it is “fantastic” that WikiLeaks revealed on Tuesday thousands of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents and files. Speaking with host Kennedy, Paul further says that the information exposed “indicates that liberty is in big trouble” and states his concern about there having been insufficient media coverage of the information. Watch Paul’s complete interview, in which he also talks about potential dangers related to technology, here: ... more »

19th Century Reasons for Being Institutionalized

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 1 day ago
I think we've all come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is shithouse rat-on-fire insane and should be in a loony bin instead of the Oval Office. But when I saw this on Facebook this morning, I looked at this equally crazy checklist of reasons for institutionalization in the late 19th century and was tempted to take stock of what would've gotten Trump put in a rubber room back in the day: - 1) Intemperance & Business Trouble: One but not the other. Trump doesn't drink but his first divorce and business empire nearly falling would've put him in four point restraints. - 2) He... more »

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