Tuesday, March 14, 2017

14 March - Blogs I'm Following

11:31 pm MDT

West Must Come to Terms that We Funded Islamist Fundamentalism – Ken Livingstone

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Instead of reporting on Mosul, several mainstream outlets are focusing on a recent UN report. It blames Assad’s troops and their allies for deliberate strikes on humanitarian infrastructure in Syria. The former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, commented on whether he expects the same kind of UN and media attention […]

‘IDF is a Terrorist Organization’ ‒ Former IDF Soldier

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Published on Feb 7, 2017 The Israeli parliament has greenlighted the legalization of nearly 4,000 settler homes in the West Bank as it passed a controversial retroactive bill. Former IDF soldier turned activist Miko Peled joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to give his take on the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of […]

Pakistan Ex-Envoy Admits Helping US Set Up Spying Network

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Pakistan, India, Bangladesh .. (ie. the British India) are still the colonies of the British Monarchy. They are controlled via the western Illuminati. – Published on Mar 13, 2017 In a stunning disclosure, Pakistan’s former ambassador to Washington has admitted that he had helped the US station a large number of CIA operatives on the […]

Assad is Correct in Calling US Troops in Syria Invaders: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has correctly called the US troops in Syria invaders because under international law foreign governments can’t deploy troops to sovereign countries, senior analyst Ken Stone says. end

Rand Paul Teams Up with Tulsi Gabbard to Stop the US from Arming Terrorists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Did Syria attack America or threaten American interests? Clearly NO! So why is America supporting terrorists to overthrow Assad? The people behind this are Illuminist-Satanists. “For years we have been supplying anti-tank missiles and all sorts of weapons to the terrorists, to Al Nusra, sometimes to ISIS.. the entire array … Jaysh al-Islam …” – […]

The Clinton System to Discredit Donald Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
The Clinton System to Discredit Donald Trump by Thierry Meyssan, http://www.voltairenet.org/en This article is a warning – in November 2016, a vast system of agitation and propaganda was set up in order to destroy the reputation and the authority of President Donald Trump as soon as he arrived in the White House. It is the first time […]

EU Bans Islamic Headscarf, Sparking Angry Protest From Soros-Funded Group

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Illuminist social engineer, George Soros, fomenting unrest throughout the world. This is not about Islamic freedom, headscarf wearing … it is about fomenting division, conflicts, wars, violence … in society. These social engineers will get their ‘Christian’ people to burn Korans and then get their ‘Muslim’ people to burn Bibles. Which side are these Illuminists […]

Michael Savage: If The United States Falls To Globalism The USSA Will Enslave The Planet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Michael Savage joins Alex Jones to break down how the globalists had planned to use the United States to takeover and destroy the rest of the world. end

Q-CAST: Hidden Entrance to the Empire Beneath the Ice in Antarctica DISCOVERED!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Q-CAST: March 13, 2017. Steve discusses the hidden entrance to the empire beneath the Ice in Antarctica discovered, the Antarctica nazis and their ufos, and mentions the upcoming GenSix Productions conference taking place in Branson, Missouri. end

Breaking! Shocking New Evidence Shows British Intel And Obama’s White House And Spied on Trump?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
The GCHQ(UK), NSA, CIA …. are western Illuminist intelligence agencies. They work for the western Illuminati. What Napolitano is stating is standard practice amongst these agencies, ie. you use an intelligence agency to spy on another allied country to circumvent national laws for plausible deniability. The idea that the top echelons/snakes do not know this […]

Brexit Bill: Parliament Clears Way for Talks with EU

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs. […]

BREAKING! Julian Assange Has Revealed The Plot To Overthrow Trump And It’s Bad

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Is this game over for Donald Trump? Considering the serpents own/control all the intelligence agencies, the MSM, MIC, Pentagram … and will fabricate evidence, lies … it is a matter of when. – BREAKING! Julian Assange Has Revealed The Plot To Overthrow Trump And It’s Bad by http://redstatewatcher.com/ Julian Assange has stated that Clinton (referring to […]

DOJ Requests More Time To Respond To House Intel – Judge Andrew Napolitano – First 100 Days

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 minutes ago
Napolitano – Obama Had British Intelligence Spy On Trump To Avoid Leaving Evidence by Rick Wells, http://rickwells.us/ Martha MacCallum reports that the House Intelligence committee has been in contact with the Justice Department regarding the production of documents related to the assertion by President Trump that the Obama regime had been wiretapping him during the campaign. – […]

The Marines' CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter Is On Track To Be More Expensive Than An F-35A Joint Strike Fighter In Unit Cost

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
© YouTube/Sikorsky/arronlee33 *DoD Buzz:** Marines’ CH-53K King Stallion Set to Become World’s Most Expensive Helicopter* The Marine Corps’ new CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter is on track to surpass the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter in unit cost, a lawmaker said this month. The still-in-development King Stallion is designed to replace the Marines’ CH-53E Super Stallion choppers, which are reaching the end of their service lives. But while Super Stallions cost about $24 million apiece, or $41 million in current dollars, the Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin King Stallion began with... more »

Abby Martin Exposes Steve Bannon

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 38 minutes ago
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on Mar 14, 2017 Steve Bannon has been propelled over the last year from fringe media outlier to top propagandist of the U.S. Empire as Trump’s Chief Strategist. From his Wall Street roots and apocalyptic film career to his cultivation of alt-right bigots at Breitbart News, Abby Martin […]

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 minutes ago
*Rubber Raiding Craft* Marines disembark from the USS Green Bay in a combat rubber raiding craft off Okinawa, Japan, March 12, 2017, during operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson

Saudi Arabia Getting Ready To Deport 5 Million Illegal Immigrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Al Arabiya:* *Saudi Shoura Council considers deporting 5 mln illegal migrants* The Saudi Shoura Council is discussing a system of regulations to combat illegal migration in the kingdom, which aims to establish a commission in the interior ministry to deport five million foreigners who have illegally settled in the country, Al-Hayat daily reported. Doctor Sadqa Fadel who submitted the proposal said a relatively large number of people enter the kingdom through different routes, with the sole purpose of permanently settling or residing there. He added this is illegal because it vio... more »

Trump, Bannon, Ryan And The Leaked NRCC-Sponsored Conference Call

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Monday night Breitbart leaked this Paul Ryan tape from last October, a kind of a pep-talk going into the final lap of the 2016 election. We all read about it when he said he wouldn't be defending Trum now or in the future and that Trump is, intact, indefensible. But *hearing* it brings it home even more powerfully. And no, I'm *not* one of those who believes Trump will give a damn. What I think Trump *will* give a damn about is how following Ryan's lead on healthcare-- to the point where the abomination has been dubbed TrumpCare-- is making him look like a loser-- and a loser who... more »

"A Look to the Heavens

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar nursery some five billion years ago. Most noticeable in the sharp image are the lovely bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. But the compact, deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Herbig-Haro objects, their shape and color is characteristic... more »

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Meets With President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters: **Trump meets with Saudi deputy crown prince at the White House* President Donald Trump met with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House on Tuesday for a discussion likely to touch on economic relations and efforts to stop the war in Syria. Trump, who took office in January, and Prince Mohammed, who is also the kingdom's defense minister, kicked off their talks in the Oval Office, where they posed for a picture in front of journalists and did not take questions. The meeting was the first since Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration with the princ... more »

Is Farm-Raised Tilapia from China Dangerous to Eat?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Is the consumption farm-raised tilapia and other fish imported from China a health risk? Maybe, maybe not.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
Tonight's big news was a letdown: Donald Trump earned more than $150 million in the year 2005—and paid just a small percentage of that in regular federal income taxes. Daily Beast contributor David Cay Johnston has obtained what appear to be the first two pages of Trump’s 2005 federal income tax return, and published an analysis of those pages on his website, DCReport.org.... The documents show Trump and his wife Melania paying $5.3 million in regular federal income tax—a rate of less than 4% However, the Trumps paid an additional $31 million in the “alternative minimum tax,” or AMT... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters:** IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge* Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge crossing the Tigris river. As fighting intensified on Tuesday after the previous day's heavy rains, civilians streamed out of western neighborhoods recaptured by the government, cold and hungry but relieved to be free of the militants' grip. IS snipers were slowing the advance of Interior Ministry Rapid Response ... more »

Pacer Test Banned for Child Cruelty?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Reports that the FitnessGram Pacer Test was banned from schools for child cruelty originated in satire.

School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

Ali Shafahi, Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, University of Maryland at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Got to get to school on time. Cropped from deanhochman/flickr, CC BY Here’s a math problem even the brightest school districts struggle to solve: getting hordes of elementary, middle and high school students onto buses and to school on time every day. Transporting all of these pupils presents a large and complex problem. Some school districts use existing software systems to develop their bus routes. Others still develop these routes manually. In such problems, improving operational efficiency even a little could result in great advantages. Each school bus costs school districts so... more »

Hot food, fast: The home microwave oven turns 50

Timothy J. Jorgensen, Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
It will be quick and it will be hot. 1967 promotional image for the Amana Radarange The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the home microwave oven. The ovens were first sold for home use by Amana corporation in 1967, but they had actually been used for commercial food preparation since the 1950s. It wasn’t until 1967, however, that technology miniaturization and cost reductions in manufacturing made the ovens small enough and cheap enough (a still steep US$495; US$3,575 in 2017 dollars) for use in the kitchens of the American middle class. Now, it would be hard to find a U.S. h... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- March 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*VOA:* *Civilians Flee IS De Facto Capital Ahead of Looming Battle* As the battle is nearing to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa - the de facto capital of Islamic State - more civilians are reported fleeing their homes to seek safety in areas outside the control of the terror group. Every day, dozens of local residents embark on a dangerous journey to get out of the city, and are paying large amounts of money to smugglers to facilitate their escape, according to local activists and military officials. “Smugglers charge up to $700 for each individual who wants to flee the city,”... more »

1,600-Year-Old Mayan Tablet discovered in ancient ruins in the jungle of Guatemala.

White Wolf at White Wolf - 4 hours ago
A 1,600-year-old stone tablet describing the rule of a mysterious ancient king has been unearthed in the ruins of a temple in Guatemala. The 1,600-year-old tablet, also known as a stela, is covered in hieroglyphic writing and dates from a time of great political upheaval in the central Maya area. Stela depicts the king’s head, adorned with a feathered headdress, along with some of his neck and shoulders. On the other side, an inscription written in hieroglyphics commemorates the monarch’s 40-year reign. The stone tablet was discovered by archaeologists who uncovered a shrine conta... more »

Dumbing You Down with Ridiculous Television Commercials

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - It's called television programming for a reason. The post Dumbing You Down with Ridiculous Television Commercials appeared first on Waking Times.

CBO-- A Bigger Thumbs Down For Ryan's TrumpCare Bill Than Anyone Thought

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Here's the whole CBO report on Ryan's Trumpcare proposal. The way Ryan, Pence and Price wrote the bill, 14 million people would lose their health insurance immediately and then coverage would be reduced by 21 million in 2020 and down by 24 million in 2026. Oddly enough, a White House internal analysis is even worse on Ryan's proposal! Trump's own people predict 26,000,000 people will lose insurance during the next decade, 2 million more than what the more cautious CBO reported! Not even Trump voters, whose fault, after all, this is deserve the horrible fate the Republicans have in ... more »

Russian interventions in other people's elections: A brief history

Eric Lohr, Professor of Russian History, American University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in New York, March 2, 2014. AP Photo/John Minchillo In the last nine years, Russia has invaded its neighbor Georgia, annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea, supported rebels in Eastern Ukraine and interfered in the U.S. presidential election. The U.S. and the European Union have imposed biting sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As a historian of Russian history, I find the most interesting question to be this: Are these actions a sign that Russia is returning to aggressive foreign policies or are they par... more »

Immanuel Kant: History of Philosophy Is Not Philosophy

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 4 hours ago
In the second paragraph of *Introduction to his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics*, Immanuel Kant says that scholars should not confuse philosophy with the history of philosophy. Here’s the excerpt: *“There are scholarly men, to whom the history of philosophy (both ancient and modern) is philosophy itself; for these the present Prolegomena are not written. They must wait till those who endeavor to draw from the fountain of reason itself have completed their work; it will then be the historian's turn to inform the world of what has been done. Unfortunately, nothing can be sai... more »

Trumpcare or Ryancare–Dead on Arrival? by Ellen Brown + Healthcare or Wealthcare?

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 4 hours ago
by Ellen Brown Writer, Dandelion Salad The Web of Debt Blog March 14, 2017 “The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans…. We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.” — Donald Trump, The America We Deserve (2000) The new American Health Care […]

TRUMP’S BONKERS BUDGETDonald Trump ran for president as a man of...

Robert Reich - 4 hours ago
*TRUMP’S BONKERS BUDGET* Donald Trump ran for president as a man of the people, who was going to fight for those who were left behind – but everything we’re hearing about his forthcoming federal budget says exactly the opposite: Spending that’s a great deal for big corporations that have hired armies of lobbyists, and great for the wealthiest few like himself. But leaving everyone else a lot worse off. Here are four important early warning flares: 1. *Trump’s budget will increase military spending by 10 percent *(*even though U.S. military expenditures already exceed the next sev... more »

“’Obamacare Lite’: A Fiscal Fraud”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“’Obamacare Lite’: A Fiscal Fraud”, Introduction* by Brian Maher “Tax cuts are the master key to Trump’s economic agenda. No tax cuts and the rest is just gossip and gossamer. They’re one of the reasons for the Trump “reflation trade” that’s sent the Dow’s barreling some 3,000 points since early November. But are those tax cuts in jeopardy? Trump has said he can’t “do” tax cuts until first “doing” health care. Straight from the equine’s oat hole: "Statutorily and for budget purposes... we have to do health care before we do the tax cut. The tax cut is going to be major... but I ca... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- March 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.N. Yemen envoy says warring parties refuse to talk as violence escalates* Yemen's warring parties are refusing to discuss U.N.-brokered peace efforts, the United Nations' envoy for the country said on Tuesday, amid an escalation in violence that he said was having a "dramatic" impact on the civilian population. At least 10,000 people have been killed in nearly two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement. Already desperately poor even before the war, Yemen is now in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis. "We know today... more »

‘Ides of Trump’ Postcard Campaign Takes Aim at President’s Agenda

David Emery at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A 15 March 2017 postcard writing campaign organized via social media aims to deluge President Trump with messages of opposition.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Chris Riotta, IBTimes:* *Will The US Go To War? American Ships Prepare For North Korean Missile Launches With Japan, South Korea* The United States joined in military defense operations and training exercises with Japan and South Korea in the Sea of Japan this week following a series of North Korean ballistic missiles launches in direct defiance with United Nations sanctions since President Donald Trump took office in January. The intergovernmental defense training was intended to "enhance tactical capabilities, increase self-defense, strengthen partnerships,” as well as improve... more »

Me on Bill Sharp's show

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
The very kind Bill Sharp was kind enough to give me a few minutes on his show to talk about the KMT. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Former President Ma Indicted

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
*Stopping traffic for a procession* President Ma was indicted yesterday on charges of leaking state secrets ( SCMP): The Taipei District Prosecutors Office alleges Ma violated the Communication Security and Surveillance Act and the Personal Information Protection Act. The former president could face up to three years in jail on the charges. “Ma chose an improper way to deal with what he believed were political flaws and responsibilities involving cabinet members,” prosecutors office spokesman Chang Chieh-hsin said. The Special Investigation Division (SID) was tapping the legislativ... more »

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Couch-surfing cats.

“Don’t Shoot the Dog!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Don’t Shoot the Dog!”* By The Steady Drip "When I was a youngster I spent a good deal of my summer vacations on my grandparent’s farm. The summer after my undergraduate work, I was eager to visit the country homestead once again. When I arrived, I discovered that there was a family crisis in progress. Grandpa’s dog and hunting partner, Rusty, an Irish setter, had taken on a very bad habit in his old age. Rusty had begun breaking into the chicken coop and eating eggs. Now, the phrase “egg sucking dog” was one of the worst things that could be said in Northern Iowa. To our ears i... more »

"Be Curious..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Children, be curious. Nothing is worse (I know it) than when curiosity stops. Nothing is more repressive than the repression of curiosity. Curiosity begets love. It weds us to the world. It's part of our perverse, madcap love for this impossible planet we inhabit. People die when curiosity goes. People have to find out, people have to know." - Graham Swift

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet, On Time"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"On Time" "And an astronomer said, "Master, what of Time?" And he answered: "You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered ... more »

Lawrence Wilkerson Warns US Generating Enemies Beyond its Capacity to Deal With

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
Lawrence Wilkerson, a former Army colonel and chief of staff for Colin Powell at the United States Department of State, expressed this week strong criticism of the US government adding more and more nations to its enemies list. Speaking with host Paul Jay at the Real News Network this week, Wilkerson, who is a professor at the College of William & Mary, concludes that, even with the large amount of money the US spends on the military, it is “utterly beyond our capacity to deal with all these enemies” that the US has generated. In the interview, which is largely focused on some indiv... more »

Lawrence Wilkerson Warns US Generating Enemies Beyond its Capacity to Deal With

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
Lawrence Wilkerson, a former Army colonel and chief of staff for Colin Powell at the United States Department of State, expressed this week strong criticism of the US government adding more and more nations to its enemies list. Speaking with host Paul Jay at the Real News Network this week, Wilkerson, who is a professor at the College of William & Mary, concludes that, even with the large amount of money the US spends on the military, it is “utterly beyond our capacity to deal with all these enemies” that the US has generated. In the interview, which is largely focused on some indiv... more »

Lawrence Wilkerson Warns US Generating Enemies Beyond its Capacity to Deal With

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
Lawrence Wilkerson, a former Army colonel and chief of staff for Colin Powell at the United States Department of State, expressed this week strong criticism of the US government adding more and more nations to its enemies list. Speaking with host Paul Jay at the Real News Network this week, Wilkerson, who is a professor at the College of William & Mary, concludes that, even with the large amount of money the US spends on the military, it is “utterly beyond our capacity to deal with all these enemies” that the US has generated. In the interview, which is largely focused on some indiv... more »

Lawrence Wilkerson Warns US Generating Enemies Beyond its Capacity to Deal With

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 6 hours ago
Lawrence Wilkerson, a former Army colonel and chief of staff for Colin Powell at the United States Department of State, expressed this week strong criticism of the US government adding more and more nations to its enemies list. Speaking with host Paul Jay at the Real News Network this week, Wilkerson, who is a professor at the College of William & Mary, concludes that, even with the large amount of money the US spends on the military, it is “utterly beyond our capacity to deal with all these enemies” that the US has generated. In the interview, which is largely focused on some indiv... more »

The Netherlands receive a fake message from the US before the 15 March elections [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 6 hours ago
The Netherlands face a general election on 15 March in which the far right could make significant gains. And one satirical video has just addressed the country directly about this issue, in the voice of US President Donald Trump. Campaign group Avaaz produced the video. And it has since reached hundreds of thousands of people with its fake message […] The post The Netherlands receive a fake message from the US before the 15 March elections [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Riding the 'turnaround' merry-go-round in the continuing assault on Philadelphia public schools: Part VI - Who is Afton Partners?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
by Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education March 14, 2016 The previous article in this series was posted June 2, 2016. This series has detailed the assault on Philadelphia public schools by corporate education reform business and financial interests. At the last posting, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission had not acted on the non-renewal recommendation of its charter office for Aspira, Universal, and Mastery charters. Pennsylvania law mandates that a charter term is five years and must undergo a renewal process after that. There is a stipulation in the law that the rene... more »

Did Mark Zuckerberg Announce His Resignation from Facebook?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A story that appeared to report the social media maven is stepping down was a fiction created to sell a skin care product.

The role of silicon in health and disease - is this the whole grain deficiency syndrome?

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 6 hours ago
You can say what you like about whole grains, but their bran provides an excellent means of concentrating the element silicon from the soil in an absorbable form. Silicon is required for the cross-linking of proteoglycans, the heavily glycosylated protein structures that give tissues as diverse as hair, nails, cartilage, bones, and aortas their resilience. "The major biological function of proteoglycans derives from the physicochemical characteristics of the glycosaminoglycan component of the molecule, which provides hydration and swelling pressure to the tissue enabling it to w... more »

Mayor Faces 40 Years for Pleading Guilty to Distributing Meth for Group Sex

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 6 hours ago
[image: mayor]The former mayor of Fairfax, Virginia, pleaded guilty to a felony drug distribution charge for selling methamphetamine in exchange for group sex.

Wash Times: Trump Administration to give arms Obama Admin blocked

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
*The red letters of this temple gate say "new village".* From the Nelson Report. A good example of how the Chinese shaped Obama Administration China policy via the threat of China's "anger." *sigh*. *ADDED*: Rupert Hammond-Chambers said on Twitter that the Obama Administration was concerned about the climate deal with China. LOL. As if either the Trump Administration or Beijing would adhere to it..... +++++++++++++++ A COMING TRUMP DECISION...REVISE AND EXTEND THE OBAMA ARMS SALE PACKAGE TO TAIWAN...Loyal Reader Bill Gertz has an interesting piece in The Free Beacon with a headli... more »

$53M Fines for Politically Incorrect Social Media Posts?

Selwyn Duke at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: 53m-fines-for-politically-incorrect-social-media-posts] In a move designed to chill free speech, a German “justice” official has proposed fining social-media sites up to $53 million for not swiftly deleting “hateful” posts. Welcome to the new Germany — same as the old Germany.

Obama Broke Promise of Openness and Transparency

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: obama-broke-promise-of-openness-and-transparency] When running for president, Obama promised to have the most transparent administration in American history, but it turned out to set records as the most secretive.

North Korea Threatens “Merciless” Strikes Against U.S.-South Korean Forces

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: north-korea-threatens-merciless-strikes-against-u-s-south-korean-forces] A North Korean statement warned of “merciless” attacks if U.S. and South Korean forces engaged in joint exercises infringe on its sovereignty “even a bit.”

Police Sergeant to Uber Driver: Stop Recording or "I'm Going to Take You To Jail."

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: police-sergeant-to-uber-driver-stop-recording-or-im-going-to-take-you-to-jail] The Uber driver and lawyer who was told by a Wilmington, North Carolina, police sergeant that if he did not stop recording he would be arrested says he thinks most police officers are good but that there are "a few bad apples."

Congress Considers Bill to “Stop Arming Terrorists”

Alex Newman at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: stop-arming-terrorists-act-would-end-u-s-funding-for-terror] A bipartisan bill to prohibit U.S. taxpayer funding and arming of terrorist groups and their associates is making progress in Congress, most recently having a companion bill introduced in the Senate by popular liberty-minded U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The legislation, originally sponsored in the House by Democrat Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, takes aim at lawless U.S. government “regime change” schemes overseas that often involve providing money, weapons, training, and other support to savage terror ... more »

Nicola Sturgeon's Independence Ambush

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Back in the halcyon times of the UK Left Network discussion list, plenty of participants had bust ups with the grandly over-titled Scottish Republican Socialist Movement - a "movement" with more initials than members, one of the slogans often attending its adherents' contributions was "Britain out of Ireland, Scotland out of Britain". Well, it has to be said, that's not looking anywhere as fanciful as it did 15-16 years ago. Theresa May must be bitterly cursing Nicola Sturgeon's intervention in the Brexit debate and reminding her of the almighty hash she's making of it. A scant 24... more »

World News Briefs -- March 14, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Hours before elections, Dutch have a problem: They can’t decide whom to vote for* UTRECHT, Netherlands — Just hours before Dutch voters went to the polls Wednesday in an election whose results will ricochet across Europe, many people couldn’t make up their minds. Faced with a dizzying 28 political parties and worried that the Netherlands’ coalition-driven system means that both center-right and center-left leaders push the same policies, as many as 40 percent of voters were still undecided heading into the elections. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* IS Mosul c... more »

Why I Wouldn't Fly With SpaceX To The Moon As Soon As 2018 - If They Paid Me A Billion Dollars

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 7 hours ago
I think the chances of the SpaceX mission around the Moon going ahead on schedule in 2018 is tiny. But on the remote chance it does happen, I would not fly on that mission, if you paid me a billion dollars. The problem is that they have to rely on hardware that is hardly tested in space at all. They are depending on a spacecraft which will have its first flight in 2018, the Dragon 2. Their current Dragon is only rated for re-entry from LEO (Low Earth Orbit). Only the Dragon 2 has a thick enough aeroshell to handle the much higher speed of re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere from ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 8 hours ago
Steve King is at it again. Where does he get these ideas? Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the US population. King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country. "Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio h... more »

Covering His Footprints

LL at Virtual Mirage - 8 hours ago
The plot thickens... Obama may end up with his pants around his ankles. We'll see how it plays out.

Pakistan To Deploy A Brigade of Combat Troops To Saudi Arabia's Southern Border With yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Pakistan's chief of army staff, Qamar Javed Bajwa, met Saudi Arabia's king in December (Twitter) *The National*:* Pakistan in talks with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to protect the kingdom* Pakistan is in discussions with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to protect the kingdom amid growing concern over threats from ISIL militants and Houthi rebels. Plans are under way to dispatch a brigade-sized deployment following a request from Riyadh, which wants the troops as an emergency response force. A brigade is usually made up of between 1,500 and 3,500 troops. Islamabad and Sa... more »

City Sues Purdue Pharma, Makers of OxyContin, for Flooding Streets with Pills

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Who bears the responsibility for the opioid crisis? The post City Sues Purdue Pharma, Makers of OxyContin, for Flooding Streets with Pills appeared first on Waking Times.

Yes, Progressives Can Win In Districts Where Trump Beat Hillary-- Meet Dr. David Gill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
In 2012 David Gill was one of the candidates Blue America was most enthusiastic about. He nearly defeated conservative Republican Rodney Davis in a swing district in central Illinois that begins up in Normal, western Bloomington and Champaign and heads south through Decatur to Calhoun and Jersey counties in the suburbs north of St. Louis. All or part of 14 counties make up the sprawling district but just 4 have the big bulk of the voters-- Champaign (where Dr. Gill beat Davis 57-37%), Sangamon (where Gill beat Davis 50-42%) and two counties where a third party progressive drew mor... more »

PM’s anti-independence speech is just a pro-Brexit speech reversed

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 8 hours ago
When Scotland called for another independence referendum, people pondered how the PM would protest. Especially as most of her arguments for Brexit are also arguments for Scottish independence. The answer wasn’t long in forthcoming, however, as it’s already been revealed that May simply plans on using pre-written Brexit speeches and just reversing the context. Yes/No […] The post PM’s anti-independence speech is just a pro-Brexit speech reversed appeared first on The Canary.

If you thought Brexit Britain was going to be anti-immigrant, the EU just went full-on Islamophobic

Steve Topple at The Canary - 8 hours ago
As the UK faces the prospect of Article 50 being triggered any time soon, a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has been making the headlines. But for all the wrong reasons. I’m not Islamophobic, but… On Tuesday 14 March, the ECJ ruled that it was not discriminatory for companies to ban staff […] The post If you thought Brexit Britain was going to be anti-immigrant, the EU just went full-on Islamophobic appeared first on The Canary.

Girls are missing school because they can’t afford sanitary products. In Britain. In 2017.

Tilly Grove at The Canary - 8 hours ago
Girls are missing school because they can’t afford sanitary products. We know lots about period poverty in the developing world. But girls from low-income families in the UK are also having to play truant because they can’t afford pads and tampons. Freedom Freedom4Girls is a campaign that sends sanitary products to women and girls in countries […] The post Girls are missing school because they can’t afford sanitary products. In Britain. In 2017. appeared first on The Canary.

Is Kay Jewelers Replacing Diamonds With Fakes During Repair and Cleaning?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
According to rumors, the jewelry chain regularly replaces customers' stones with fakes — but there is no evidence that this is a common practice.

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Adiemus, “Adiemus” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8kZ-iVk9

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Spreading Climatephobia

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: ? http://nz.kalafut.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/threelittlepigs3.jpg Depression, anxiety, PTSD: The mental impact of climate change is an article from CNN (“All the Fear All the Time”). It starts with a compelling human interest story about a woman suffering emotional problems due to flooding of her home in Shropshire UK. Two years later, not long…

Is Saudi Arabia Breaking The OPEC Agreement To Bring Down Oil Production?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Business Insider*:* Oil tumbles after Saudi Arabia says it increased production* *Oil has tumbled after Saudi Arabia says it increased production.* West Texas Intermediate crude, the US benchmark, was down by 2.% at $47.43 a barrel as of 10:59 a.m. ET. That is its lowest level since late November. Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, was down by 1.7% at $50.48 a barrel as of 10:02 a.m. ET. That too was a low since late November. Oil's tumble follows the release of a monthly report by OPEC showing that Saudi Arabia increased production in February back above the level of ... more »

Must Read Article on Washington's Mess

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Trump versus the deep state: a war with no heroes*By David Talbot * Which side are you on — President Trump’s oligarchy or the deep state? If you answered, “None of the above,” score one for democracy. Neither side has the interest of the American people at heart — only its own power. They are behemoths bloated on their own ego and entitlement, and like the mighty showdown between Godzilla and Mothra, it’s impossible to cheer for either one, because democracy could be crushed beneath their monstrous, scaly feet in the process. The battle between these titanic forces reached a new ... more »

John Pilger: There is Already Nuclear War Because the Threat of Nuclear War is Part of Warfare

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 9 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with John Pilger RayHenman on Mar 11, 2017 From the Riverside Theatre Parramatta, Sydney Australia 2017 from the archives: Thirty Seconds To Midnight – The Final Wake Up Call The Great American Perpetual Motion War Machine by Greg Maybury Chris Hedges: We Have To Grow Up + David Swanson: Anti-Russian US Establishment Willing To Risk […]

Disturbing Video Catches 3 Cops Jump an Unarmed Man in Gang-Style Beatdown

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: police]Several police officers were captured on video brutally attacking an unarmed man who posed no threat whatsoever.

Assange: Clinton Conspiring With Deep State to Oust Trump for “A Pence Takeover”

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: trump, assange, pence]WikiLeaks' Julian Assange just said Hillary Clinton and intelligence officials are planning to take out Trump and put Vice President Mike Pence in power.

Navajo Mountain High School competes in national robotics competition, wins 'Most Inspirational'

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
The competition draws dozens of teams from all over the Western U.S. and British Columbia - the University of Utah's School of Engineering's regional robotics competition. But this year's event featured a team that beat the odds just to be there — a team that some have likened to the Jamaican bobsled team at the Olympics. Students from Navajo Mountain High School, believed to be the most remote school in the continental U.S., fielded a team comprised of nearly half of their student body — just 32. Many of them don't have electricity or even running water in their homes, but in this ... more »

US Practices 'Taking Out' Kim Jong-Un -- What Will Be The Consequences?

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
The Trump Administration seems determined to provoke North Korea. Washington is sending over SEAL Team 6, Delta Forces, B-52s and B-1s, F-35s and more for a series of military exercises that will include preparing for "regime change" and for taking out Kim Jong-Un. The North Korean leader may be a paranoid, but wouldn't such a massive show of force on anyone's border produce some paranoia? Where is all of this headed? We discuss in today's Liberty Report:

Donald Trump and the Narrative of US National Security

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 9 hours ago
Following his prescient piece from last year, Tom Wright has a provocative new essay on Donald Trump’s foreign policy in Politico. He suggests that Trump foreign policy has Jeckyll and Hyde qualities. While Trump (and Bannon) are committed to a radical vision to upend establishment foreign policy, they hold a minority view in the government. To staff his […]

A Guide to the GOP Tax Plan

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 9 hours ago
Tax policy nerds will enjoy this detailed and thoughtful discussion of the proposed Brady-Ryan tax reforms by University of Chicago law professor David Weisbach.

Chet Raymo, “Dancing With The Daffodils”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Dancing With The Daffodils”* by Chet Raymo “Take your pick. The Age of Reason or the Romantic Revolution. Laplace or Rousseau. Newton or Goethe. Locke or Liszt. Thinking or feeling. The world out there or the world in here. "It" or "me." It has to be said, I think, that science owes its success primarily to the first terms of these polarities - to detached mind in interaction with the world. By design, science leaves little room for the explicit "me." No doubt a lot of "me" goes into the making of science at the highest level, but what is made must stand on its own without the au... more »

"The Peculiar Impression..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Why do human beings have the peculiar impression that belief is the same as truth?" "Because sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes we need to believe in a better truth." "What better truth can there be than truth?" - Gene Brewer "The stories you believe to be true are the ones your life will become." - Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Free Download: Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Albert Einstein's Thoughts on the Meaning of Life”* by Paul Ratner “Albert Einstein was one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, influencing scientific thought immeasurably. He was also not shy about sharing his wisdom about other topics, writing essays, articles, letters, giving interviews and speeches. His opinions on social and intellectual issues that do not come from the world of physics give an insight into the spiritual and moral vision of the scientist, offering much to take to heart. The collection of essays and ideas “The World As I See It”* gathers Einstein’s thou... more »

"Taking a Time Out: You Are Not Crazy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Taking a Time Out: You Are Not Crazy"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like we're losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. ... more »

The Poet: Langston Hughes, “I Dream A World”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“I Dream A World”* “I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn I dream a world where all Will know sweet freedom's way, Where greed no longer saps the soul Nor avarice blights our day. A world I dream where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the earth And every man is free, Where wretchedness will hang its head And joy, like a pearl, Attends the needs of all mankind- Of such I dream, my world!” - Langston Hughes

US, South Korea, Japan Begin Their Military Drills With An Eye To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *US, South Korea, Japan start drills off North Korea* (CNN)The US, Japan and South Korea sent a pointed message to North Korea on Tuesday, dispatching high-tech missile defense ships to the same area where Pyongyang fired four missiles just eight days ago. Aegis warships from the US, South Korea and Japan began exercises Tuesday to improve their capability to shoot down enemy ballistic missiles, the US Navy said in a statement. The US Navy called the two-day drills "a trilateral missile warning informational link exercise." "The exercise will employ tactical data link syst... more »

Neutrino Telescopes, Day 2

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 10 hours ago
This is to mention several interesting articles summarizing the presentations given today at the Neutrino Telescopes conference in Venice: - Gravitational Waves: a New Era in Astrophysics Has Begun- A Neutrino Platform - Overview of the DUNE Experiment - Poster summary: Neutrino masses and ordering via multimessenger astronomy read more

Anarchists Fixing Potholes in Roads in Portland, Oregon

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - Will the government put a stop to this type of political action? The post Anarchists Fixing Potholes in Roads in Portland, Oregon appeared first on Waking Times.

Now a study suggests DWP assessments are causing permanent mental health damage

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 10 hours ago
A study has found that fit-to-work tests administered to people with mental health concerns may be causing permanent damage. The sample size of the study was small. The researchers interviewed 37 people: 30 of whom had undergone assessment. But the findings reflect testimonies provided to The Canary regarding the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) […] The post Now a study suggests DWP assessments are causing permanent mental health damage appeared first on The Canary.

The 3 biggest freak-outs from establishment figures bricking it over the Scottish referendum

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called a second referendum for Scottish independence on 13 March. Since then, project fear already looks to be in full swing. Here are three of the biggest freak outs from establishment figures: Nigel Farage Farage made a blustering appearance on Good Morning Britain, in which he proved he has no concept […] The post The 3 biggest freak-outs from establishment figures bricking it over the Scottish referendum appeared first on The Canary.

There’s an elephant in the room in the Scottish referendum debate. And a guest pointed it out live on the BBC

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The BBC‘s Victoria Derbyshire show held a discussion on the possibility of another Scottish independence referendum on 14 March. And one woman mentioned the elephant in the room during the debate. That elephant is the population of EU nationals in Scotland. And how they would vote in the next referendum. Especially when the very argument the No […] The post There’s an elephant in the room in the Scottish referendum debate. And a guest pointed it out live on the BBC appeared first on The Canary.

A spy chief is warning us about our TVs, but leaves out the embarrassing bits

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) chief Ciaran Martin has warned consumers they should be wary of smart devices in the home. Such as the TV. That’s because they can be hacked. But Martin forgets to point out several vital pieces of embarrassing information. Hackers warn of hacking Martin first warned about smart devices last […] The post A spy chief is warning us about our TVs, but leaves out the embarrassing bits appeared first on The Canary.

Why the Electoral College is Needed

TNA Video at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: why-the-electoral-college-is-needed]VIDEO - Is the Electoral College antiquated or is it still relevant today? Constitutional Expert Robert Brown explains the common misconceptions about the election process and reveals why it was implemented in the first place.

Despite Brexit, Globalist EU Expands Transnational Military

Alex Newman at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: despite-brexit-globalist-eu-expands-transnational-military] Despite the historic Brexit vote and soaring anti-European Union sentiment across the bloc, unelected EU bosses are moving forward with a plot to create a continental military force answerable only to the unaccountable superstate. In a throwback to the days of European imperialism, EU policymakers are already plotting to use their newly approved EU military headquarters in Brussels to provide more help to globalist institutions such as the United Nations as they occupy various African nations under the guise of “pea... more »

Drop in Crude Oil Prices Threatens OPEC and Its Production Cut Deal

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: drop-in-crude-oil-prices-threatens-opec-and-its-production-cut-deal] OPEC's epic failure to force oil prices higher will end its production cut agreement, and signal the end of the cartel itself.

Science Fiction: Into the future

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 10 hours ago
Let's take a pause to envision how science fiction makes a difference. First by pointing at the rocks that lie in wait, downstream, that might yet be avoided. Second, by shining light upon the possible -- on things that we might want, or the people we choose to become. And finally... ... the category of *I told you so.* Rubbing our Cassandra warnings in the faces of those who just didn't listen! Very soon, I will post about how Robert Heinlein is suddenly oh, so pertinent again, in all three categories. But for now, let us romp through the lesser but still fascinating tulips all ... more »

Mike Pence and His 23 Staff Members Die After Airline Accident?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports that Mike Pence and his staffers died in an airline accident are fake news that reused a video of 2015 fatal plane crash in Taiwan.

Letter to General Motors

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A caustic letter from the president of Knox Machinery took the president of General Motors to task for seeking a government bailout.

Was This Man Mugged While Delivering Comic Books to His Sick Daughter?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A photograph of actor Hugh Jackman from a film set was shared online with a joking explanation of what it depicted.

Molly Ball, daughter of two professors!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017The way we liberals are seen by the rest of the world:* Molly Ball, daughter of two professors, was profiling Kellyanne Conway. Her profile appears in the April edition of the Atlantic. In paragraph 3, the daughter of the two professors did the liberal world a favor. What favor did Molly Ball bestow? The talented daughter of two professors gave us a chance to understand the way we seem to everyone else in the world: BALL (4/17): Conway flashed a wicked grin. We were sitting in her spacious office in the West Wing of the White House, less than a week after ... more »

Message from Finland - No to NATO

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
Last month while on our speaking tour to several Nordic nations Dave Webb and I were taken to Helsinki, Finland by Kerstin Tuomala. Yesterday she sent me a message that I felt was important to share with blog readers. The US-NATO are trying to get their military boot into Finland which borders Russia. During the days of the former Soviet Union Finland played a neutral role and it appears by the poll above that the Finnish people wish to remain the same now. But the corrupt corporate forces that want war with Russia press ahead anyway - not giving a damn what the people really ... more »

U.S. Air Force Suffers Massive Leak Of Confidential Data

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ZDNet:* *US military leak exposes 'holy grail' of security clearance files* Exclusive: These security clearance applications contain sensitive personal information, and are highly valuable to foreign adversaries seeking to undermine US national security. NEW YORK -- A unsecured backup drive has exposed thousands of US Air Force documents, including highly sensitive personnel files on senior and high-ranking officers. Security researchers found that the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because the internet-connected backup drive was not password protected. The files,... more »

‘Hero’ Sheriff Clarke Sued for Dehydrating Man to Death as He Begged for Water

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: clarke]Incendiary Sheriff David Clarke is being sued by the children of a man who died of dehydration in jail — an act of torture — after guards intentionally shut off water to his cell.

The Death of Law

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*The Day International Law Died* *Hillary Clinton's words about Gadhafi* The Rule of Law is dead in the West. Oh, yes, it still exists in the metropolitan civil and criminal courts and in tax law....because it still applies to the average joe. But, if you are a member of the 1% who has an offshore tax haven or if you are a political party or a protected, puppet politician or, and especially, if you are a military Empire...it [the rule of International Law] does NOT apply. Historians will debate amongst themselves when, exactly, it died. I would submit it perished the day that US... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 146, March 13, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Rapid Reaction Division moving through the narrow streets of West Mosul (Reuters) Fighting remained focused around the Old City section of west Mosul. Sanaawas attacked, while Naft was freed. The Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division were tryingto capture the entrance to the Iron Bridge that crosses the Tigris. Those police forces were also clearing the areas of Bab al-Tob there were taken yesterday; going house-to-house as there were still IS elements left there. Advances in Mosul have slowed down due to poor weather, but more importantly, the dense layout of the Old City ar... more »

Diane Abbott text row: 'How is it racist or sexist to say you don't fancy someone?' asks Julia Hartley-Brewer per talkRADIO

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
A fascinating interview but LBC's Julia Hartley-Brewer with Labour's Claudia Webbe. http://talkradio.co.uk/news/diane-abbott-text-row-how-it-racist-or-sexist-say-you-dont-fancy-someone-asks-julia-hartley 'Julia Hartley-Brewer got into a fiery dispute with a member of Labour's National Executive Committee over the texts David Davis sent about Diane Abbott. The Brexit Secretary has issued an apology after texts in which he appeared to insult the shadow home secretary's appearance were leaked to the press. In the texts, Davis was asked if he had tried to hug Abbott in a bar after ... more »

White House May Declare More Parts Of The World As 'Temporary Battlefields'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Women walk past graffiti in Yemen, parts of which have been designated ‘temporary’ battlefields. Under Obama, the president played a big role in authorizing attacks on suspected terrorists. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters *The Guardian:* *Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields* White House is asked to designate ‘temporary areas of active hostility’, giving commanders same latitude to launch actions as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria Donald Trump’s administration is considering a military proposal that would designate various undeclared battlefi... more »

Spring in the Desert

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The heavy rains we've experienced over the last 6 months have transformed the ordinarily parched desert into fields of spring flowers: El Dorado at last!

MPs slam Theresa May’s government for putting business before human rights

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 12 hours ago
On 9 March, there was a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall on “human rights and the political situation” in Turkey. In it, MPs insisted that Theresa May’s government was not doing enough to hold the current Turkish regime to account; and that the government appeared to be putting business deals ahead of human rights concerns. Labour […] The post MPs slam Theresa May’s government for putting business before human rights appeared first on The Canary.

The Daily Mail hits peak sexism with its coverage of Nicola Sturgeon’s referendum speech

Emily Apple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
While the rest of the UK was thinking about the implications of a second Scottish referendum and the potential break-up of the UK, The Daily Mail hit peak sexism in its coverage of Nicola Sturgeon’s important speech. The headline of The Mail piece read: Have you not got anything else to wear, Nicola? First Minister Sturgeon dons her favourite red suit […] The post The Daily Mail hits peak sexism with its coverage of Nicola Sturgeon’s referendum speech appeared first on The Canary.

A council has laid bare the cost of every single welfare cut since the Tories came to power

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Liverpool is now the fourth most deprived borough in England. And austerity has hit the most vulnerable the hardest since the Conservative government came into power in 2010. But now a damning report from Liverpool Council has shown just how badly the city has been hit. In a ground-breaking report, Liverpool council found one out of every four households […] The post A council has laid bare the cost of every single welfare cut since the Tories came to power appeared first on The Canary.

People’s responses to the PM saying ‘politics is not a game’ make the referendum worth it already [TWEETS]

James Wright at The Canary - 12 hours ago
People’s responses to the Prime Minister telling Nicola Sturgeon that “politics is not a game” are superb. So superb, in fact, that the second Scottish independence referendum is already worth it. No matter what your view. Hitting back at the Scottish First Minister, Theresa May claimed: The tunnel vision that the SNP has shown today […] The post People’s responses to the PM saying ‘politics is not a game’ make the referendum worth it already [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Steve King (R-IA)-- Classic Anti-American Fascist-- Crawled Out From Under His Rock Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
It's hardly news that Steve King is a hardcore racist and proud bigot. He's spent years building a political brand in rural western Iowa and inside-the-Beltway based on exactly that. Other racist garbage dumps have been automatically drawn to him. When King told Chris Cuomo Monday morning that he'd "like to see an America that's so homogenous that we look a lot the same," this blizzard of conformity is exactly what he was picturing: But the Iowa dog-whistler said he wasn't talking about race, just culture. "I did defend western civilization. If we have an element of Americans ... more »

Somali Pirates Have Just Hijacked A Commercial Ship For The First Time In Five Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Pirates Seize Oil Tanker Off Coast of Somalia* MOGADISHU, Somalia — Pirates off the coast of Somalia have seized an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankans on board, in what was believed to be the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel in the region since 2012, officials said on Tuesday. The merchant ship was intercepted while en route to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, from Djibouti, and was diverted toward Alula, a port in the semiautonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Ali Shire Mohamud Osman, the district commissioner in Alula, said in a telephone... more »

Philippine President Tells China That The Territory West Of The Philippines 'Is Ours'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Independent*:* Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines President tells China huge ocean area 'is ours'* *Outspoken leader rolls back on earlier diplomatic overtures to Beijing over territorial dispute* "You go there and tell them straight that this is ours, but I say it in friendship," he told a news conference, when asked about the issue in the waters facing the Pacific Ocean. His country has no option but to be diplomatic about ownership of Benham Rise, because "I cannot match the might of China," he said. Beijing and Manila have a separate long-running territorial feud in the Sou... more »

Astana Talks Convene Despite Derailment Claims

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
* The msm isworking so hard to present the Astana meeting as a failure they've condemned it to failure before it has actually taken place! I'll include that information at the bottom of the post* *From the Astana Times:* ASTANA – Astana will host another round of talks on settling the conflict in Syria within the Astana Process *March 14-15.* * High-ranking delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran have confirmed participation *and *invitations have been sent to representatives of the United States, United Nations and Jordan, *according to a March 9 press release from the Kazakh Mi... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
A partial list of the crimes of the U.S.: *Operation Condor** , **the Phoenix program* and ongoing material aid and military training support for dictators, torture and death squads in numerous non-Western nations, *The extensive history of CIA and Western involvement in global narcotics trafficking* including importation of drugs into the United States *US government criminalization of drug use by the poor in conjunction with CIA importation* to create the apartheid-like prison-industrial system *Covert and overt U.S. foreign policy operations involving the destabilization, overthro... more »

Editors retract paper about anesthesia procedure after investigation uncovers data issues

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The editors of an anesthesiology journal have retracted a paper about predicting how patients will respond to a procedure, after the results of an investigation cast doubt on the validity and originality of the work. According to the retraction notice, the editors became concerned about the validity of the data and conducted an investigation, which […] The post Editors retract paper about anesthesia procedure after investigation uncovers data issues appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Belated catching-up

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
*Progressive Class system.* Have YOU read anything by David Goodhart? His forthcoming book “The Road to Somewhere: The populist revolt and the future of politics” was plugged on Start the Week yesterday morning. Goodhart looks down from heaven at all mankind. Much as he tries to hide it, his approach to the “Somewheres’ sounds patronising. The peasants are revolting, and they wreaked their revenge by by voting Brexit. My impression was of a simplified analysis that conveniently put us into two groups, by implication ‘good’ and ‘bad’, which came across as heavy-handed and insulting.... more »

Did a Study Find Men’s Beards Are Full of Fecal Matter?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A small news experiment involving microbes in men's facial hair started rumors that a study had deemed beards are "full of poop."

Will Netflix be Discontinued Because of Rampant Account Sharing?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Reports that Netflix would be closing in June 2017 because too many people share their accounts with friends originated with a prank news site.

Russian Special Forces Have Been Deployed To Egypt To Assist A 'Renegade' General In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Russian special forces sent to back renegade Libyan general – reports* Deployment just over border in Egypt may be in support of Khalifa Haftar and aimed at gaining leverage over Libya’s eventual ruler Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, in a move that adds to US concerns about Moscow’s deepening role in Libya. US and diplomatic officials said any such Russian involvement might be part of an attempt to support the Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who suffered a setback o... more »

World News Briefs -- March 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Bashar al-Jaafari (L), Syrian chief negotiator and Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of the Syria to UN New York, shakes hands with UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, prior a round of negotiation, during the Intra Syria talks, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Salvatore Di Nolfi/Pool *Reuters:* *Russian-backed Syria talks derailed as rebels boycott* Russian-led peace talks on Syria were derailed on Tuesday as rebels backed by Turkey boycotted a third round of ... more »

Was that the best hour of cable news ever?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017Chris Hayes in West Virginia:* Last evening, midway through the hour, we found ourselves asking a question: Is this the best hour of cable news we have ever seen? We were watching Chris Hayes' town hall event in McDowell County, West Virginia. Apparently, the program was called Bernie Sanders in Trump Country, although it's hard to tell from MSNBC's who-gives-a-flying-fig web site for Hayes' All In program. Hayes had brought Sanders along to coal country; we thought they were both fantastic. The keeper moment occurred fairly late in the hour, when a retir... more »

“Get Plowed”: Pornhub Website Unleashes Fleet of Trucks to Plow Snow — for FREE

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: pornhub, snow] In a clever but not-so-clever pun, Pornhub, is helping with the snow storm by making good on their promise to help anyone who "wants to get plowed."

ZipADee has made me famous...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
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What Is the CIA Hack All About?

Philip Giraldi at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The WikiLeaks exposure of thousands of documents relating to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) hacking program, which was expanded dramatically under President Barack Obama between 2013 and 2016, has created something of a panic in the users of cell phones, online computers and even for smart television viewers. The documents describe “more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses and other ‘weaponized’ malware” and one document even identifies attempts to enable CIA controllers to take control of automobiles that have “On Star” or similar satellite... more »

Can Nuclear Weapons be Hacked?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Apparently so... Bruce G. Blairmarch. March 14, 2017. Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked. The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/opinion/why-our-nuclear-weapons-can-be-hacked.html?emc=edit_th_20170314&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000 Cyberwarfare raises a host of other fears. Could a foreign agent launch another country’s missiles against a third country? We don’t know. Could a launch be set off by false early warning data that had been corrupted by hackers? This is an especially grave concern because the president has only three to six minutes to decide how to... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Rodi Said *Howard LaFranchi, CSM*: *Marines sent to Syria. Can US withstand pull of expanded military conflict?* MODELS OF THOUGHT Whether by strategic design or not, the Trump administration appears to be pivoting away from the hands-off approach to Syria that Barack Obama pursued for years. Experts say the US deployment likely will grow. The 400 Marines dispatched to northern Syria last week to back up US-trained rebel forces battling the so-called Islamic State were plunked down into a war of acute risk and geopolitical complexity that is entering its seventh year. ... more »

Native father's powerful speech: "My struggle is what made me who I am"

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
"My struggle is what made me who I am.... I want my children to be proud of their culture, and mostly, their dad." Watch and listen to what Kansas has to say about being a strong Native American man “The family is the oldest and most important institution in society and is at the heart of the Native American and indigenous cultures.” “There is no other work more important than fatherhood.” Another important part of fatherhood in traditional teachings is being a good role model for children. Being a role model can very challenging for Aboriginal(Indigenous/Native) men who grew up wi... more »

WATCH: Police Blast Man Out of His Van With Fire Hose Then Kill Him

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: fire]A brilliant attempt at preserving life and preventing a fire was thwarted by a single officer who felt it necessary to escalate to deadly force.

Negligence by stressed-out postdoc led to retraction of high-profile paper, supervisor says

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The timing was tight, but Sergio Gonzalez had done it. Gonzalez, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (INSERM) in France, had a paper accepted in a top journal by the end of 2015, just in time to apply for a small number of highly sought-after permanent research positions that open up in France each […] The post Negligence by stressed-out postdoc led to retraction of high-profile paper, supervisor says appeared first on Retraction Watch.

IN SEARCH OF THE USA 9400: Conspiracy dooms current health care reporting!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017Part 1—American group disappeared:* Six days ago—it was Wednesday, March 14—the New York Times published an editorial about American health care. On the whole, the editorial wasn't half bad. Still and all, a highly important group was ruthlessly disappeared. We refer to the USA 9400, whose very existence is constantly kept from public awareness or view. First, though, let's recall the most interesting part of the editorial the New York Times published that day. The editorial was an attack on the current Republican health plan, or Ivankacare for short. On t... more »

A shrinking Britain gives us a golden opportunity. And people were having fun with it all night [TWEETS]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Now Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed another independence referendum is on the cards, Brexit Britain may shrink even further. But its people have seen the news as a golden opportunity. And they’ve been working on it all night. Change is coming Prior to Sturgeon’s announcement, a national election in Northern Ireland saw shock gains for […] The post A shrinking Britain gives us a golden opportunity. And people were having fun with it all night [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

There's snow falling in New York on March 14th...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and we should care, why?* This snow storm even has a name. Why is New York snow more important than, say, Odie The Woodsterman snow? Every time he gets his driveway and sidewalks shoveled he gets another two feet of unnamed snow. Does naming a snow storm make it more important? Hey, Odie - next time it snows run out, smack a berm with a shovel and cry out, "I dub thee Snow Charlotte", or any name of your choosing. Maybe the UK Daily Mail will pick up the story. State of emergency, shelter in place (what the hell does that mean?) Does it mean I should stay on a city bus if t... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 15 hours ago
... Which 'poor' kids are most likely to get to university? In the UK, it is 'disadvantaged' kids from white British backgrounds who are the least likely to get higher education, with only 1 in 10 of the poorest attending university. The figure is 3 in 10 for disadvantaged black Caribbean children. 5 in 10 for disadvantaged Bangladeshis. Nearly 7 in 10 for lowest income Chinese students. *Asian Muslims and black people do better in school*


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Much of the political world -- not just right-wingers but the mainstream media -- is talking about Breitbart's release of audio from October in which Paul Ryan, responding to Donald Trump's *Access Hollywood* tape, told House Republicans that he was through with Trump: On a never-before-released private October conference call with House Republican members, House Speaker Paul Ryan told his members in the U.S. House of Representatives he was abandoning then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump forever and would never defend him ever again.... “I am not going to defend Donald Trump—n... more »

U.S. And Russian Military Forces Are Now In The Same Syrian City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A picture that claims to show the deployment of US forces to Manbij, northern Syria, on Friday. Photo: Hawar News ANHA, a media affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). *Military Times:* *U.S. and Russian troops are now in the same Syrian city* WASHINGTON — The U.S. military's "reassurance and deterrence" mission in the Syrian city of Manbij is achieving its goal of preventing key American allies from battling one another, the Pentagon said Monday, but what's already a tense situation could become more complicated with the arrival of Russian troops and continued advances... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin*Italy's ex-intelligence chief given 10-year sentence for role in CIA kidnappingGlenn Greenwald EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan sends combat troops to Saudi southern border Mike Pence to tour Asia as tensions mount with China, North Korea How long before he's also the de jure president? Kellyanne Conway suggests alleged surveillance of Trump went beyond phones This week's blizzard could be the biggest March snowstorm New York has seen in 129 years The US Government Now Has Less Cash Than Google REPORT: Japan is planning to send its largest warship to the South China Sea Looks l... more »

Czechs vow defiance after irrational EU gun ban

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
*The country in the heart of Europe is terrified by the counterproductive, treacherous approach of the EU apparatchiks to gun laws* Czech political parties experienced a somewhat rare wave of unity today which was unfortunately not shared by most of the European Union. The European Parliament voted 491yes-197no-28abstain to ban the sales of new semi-automatic guns. The largest community in my homeland that is affected are the owners of Model 58. It's known by the Czechoslovak acronym Vz 58 and "vz" stands for "vzor" i.e. "template". After Kalashnikovs appeared, all socialist count... more »

Trump Son-in-Law/Advisor Jared Kushner to Gain Over $400 Million from Chinese Partners in “Mark of the Beast” Tower (666 5th Ave.)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Here we go again. Another ugly conflict of interest issue. It was clear from the beginning that Ivanka husband Jared … Continue reading →

Report: Germany And The Netherlands Did A Secret Refugee Quota Deal With Turkey To Accept 250,000 Syrians A Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Angela Merkel, Ahmet Davutoglu, Mark Rutte © Hakan Goktepe / AFP *DW:* *Report: Merkel and Rutte made concrete promises with Turkey over refugee quota* *A report has found that German Chancellor Merkel and Dutch PM Rutte agreed a refugee quota with Turkey in 2016 without informing other EU leaders. They reportedly pledged to accept up to 250,000 Syrian refugees per year.* When the EU-Turkey deal was struck last March, it was hailed by some in western Europe as a breakthrough for resolving the refugee crisis, regarded with skepticism by some eastern European nations, and sharply cri... more »

A Look At What The U.S. Army's New Spy Plane Can Do

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
One of the MC-12S EMARSS prototypes (U.S. Army photo) *Kris Osborn, National Interest*: *Everything We Know About the U.S. Army's New Super Spy Plane* *The EMARSS aircraft is configured to integrate a range of sensor packages such as Electro-Optical/Infrared cameras, full-motion video cameras and an imaging sensor technology known as Wide Area Surveillance System able to identify and produce images spanning over a given area of terrain, Army acquisition officials explained. EMARSS Follow-On Operational Test and Evaluation is coming up this month at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Smith sai... more »

Why Is President Trump's State Department Not Looking For Hillary Clinton's Emails?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya October 18, 2011. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Washington Examiner:* *Trump's State Department refuses to look for Hillary Clinton's emails* Judicial Watch was hoping that "Team Trump" would also mean team transparency. But the conservative watchdog group was disappointed Monday after State Department lawyers were still insisting — even under their new President Trump-appointed leadership — that they have no intention of trying to find any potential as-... more »

New Form Of Matter: Supersolid Is Both Superfluid And Crystalline At The Same Time

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
By using lasers to manipulate a superfluid gas known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, the team was able to coax the condensate into a quantum phase of matter that has a rigid structure — like a solid, and can flow without viscosity, a key characteristic of a superfluid. Basically, they have created a supersolid, a new form of matter which combines the properties of solids with those of superfluids. Isn't that a contradiction? “It is counterintuitive to have a material which combines superfluidity and solidity,” says team leader Wolfgang Ketterle, the John D. MacArthur Professor of... more »

Orphaned crows released into the wild still visit family to say 'hello'

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
A quartet of orphaned crows raised by a veterinarian and her family still visit their adoptive clan to say "Hello" -- literally. A video going viral online explains that the four young crows had fallen from their nest and were turned over to a veterinarian named Kristy to raise with her family. The video says the crows were all initially called Fred, but their names were later individualized to Baby Fred, Russell Crow, Adventure Fred and Crow Magnon. The family introduced the intelligent birds to berries and worms in the hopes they would one day be released into the wild. The b... more »

They're All Lunatics

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Congressional Budget Office has just released its analysis of Trumpcare. It concludes that, by next year, fourteen million of the twenty million Americans who now have healthcare won't have it. Republicans argue that Americans will be able to choose the healthcare they want. Consider what they are really saying: Fourteen million Americans will be free to choose the healthcare they can't get. It's sheer lunacy. The *Washington Post's *Catherine Rempel writes that the Trump administration is full of lunatics. Consider Kellyanne Conway's explanation of how Barack Obama tapped Tr... more »

Do You Trust Team Trump To Negotiate U.S. Trade Policies? Return Of The Culture Of Corruption

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*The only photo the Regime is circulating of Lighthizer is 4 decades old* Señor Trumpanzee decided he needs an asshole as his chief trade negotiator-- so he came up Robert Lighthizer. And the 69 year old Lighthizer is delighted to go to work for a president "who argues," according to a report for Bloomberg by Andrew Mayeda, "that the true roots of Republicanism lie in the protectionist bent of such early leaders as Abraham Lincoln." A bumbling ignoramus, clueless about history, is likely to launch the country into a trade war which could very well lead to a worldwide depression, as ... more »

Gas power shortage sees Australia face blackout threat

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A shortage of gas-fired power generation and gas supply has seen the Australian gas market operator issue a blackout warning. The country faces a gas crunch from 2019, as a string of outages and electricity price spikes in Australia‘s eastern states over the past year highlighted the need for gas-fired generation […]

Shock News! Govt Report Says Govt Is Right.

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/03/uk-government-report-positive-on-biomass.html Shock news. UK government commissioned report gives it the results it wanted! From PEI: A report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has found that using biomass instead of coal is playing a positive part in decarbonizing the power sector. The findings, […]

Strategic Notes

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
*The Norks* The National Peace Committee of North Korea, a government front organization, published a press statement about the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system which is designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. The syntax used is --- well it's funny, and typical of the sort of language that is a h... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Wasn't It?"

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

“The Dance of Death”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The Dance of Death”* By Chris Hedges “The ruling corporate elites no longer seek to build. They seek to destroy. They are agents of death. They crave the unimpeded power to cannibalize the country and pollute and degrade the ecosystem to feed an insatiable lust for wealth, power and hedonism. Wars and military “virtues” are celebrated. Intelligence, empathy and the common good are banished. Culture is degraded to patriotic kitsch. Education is designed only to instill technical proficiency to serve the poisonous engine of corporate capitalism. Historical amnesia shuts us off from... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Choosing Diversity Over Literacy in NYC* Because an insufficient percentage of minority teacher candidates passed the tests. If one is looking for a reason why the nomination of Betsy De Vos for secretary of education was fought tooth and nail by progressives defending an indefensible status quo, look no further than New York. The state Board of Regents aims to deep-six a literacy test for those applying to teach in public schools. In addition, they will allow applicants who “barely fail” a performance test to be certified, based on other “mitigating factors” that include teache... more »

U.S. To Cut Billions From The U.N. And The State Department

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The cheap 12 inch sq. marble tiles behind speaker at UN always bothered me. I will replace with beautiful large marble slabs if they ask me. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2012 *Foreign Policy*: *White House Seeks to Cut Billions in Funding for United Nations* *U.S. retreat from U.N. could mark a “breakdown of the international humanitarian system as we know it.”* State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from ... more »

SNP: liars & economically insane.

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
In 2014 the Scottish people voted decisively to stay with the UK. And since then the consensus has remained the same with a majority against leaving the UK and particularly against having another extremely divisive and hate filled referendum. At … Continue reading →


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*More "corrections"* *Warmists never stop "correcting" the raw temperature record. Such corrections may be justifiable in theory but it is curious that all the corrections tend towards showing more warming. And, with old diehard warmists like Kevin Trenberth and John Abraham involved, it is no surprise the way the corrections went in the study below.Whether or not the corrections were done in a biased manner, however, it hardly matters. The temperature changes they document on this occasion are given in THOUSANDTHS of one degree Celsius. Everything they record is therefore m... more »

As the Brexit bill descended into chaos, people made their opinions clear [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
On Monday 13 March, parliament was a battleground both inside and out. Because as MPs debated the EU migrants’ amendment to the Brexit bill, the public were making their voices heard outside. Desperate times? The National Union of Students (NUS), People’s Assembly and Momentum had organised an ’emergency’ demo to highlight the plight of EU […] The post As the Brexit bill descended into chaos, people made their opinions clear [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Why Trump’s Syria 'Surge' Will Fail

Ron Paul at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: why-trump-s-syria-surge-will-fail] Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several dozen Army Rangers to the contested area around Manbij. According to press reports he will also station some 2,500 more US troops in Kuwait to be used as he wishes in Iraq and Syria.

The Failure of Big Pharma

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
The high cost of pharmaceuticals in America seems to crop up on the mainstream media's radar screen on occasion, however, recent data shows that the problem with Big Pharma goes far beyond pricing. A recent article by Liz Szabo on the Kaiser Health News website gives us an interesting perspective on the cancer drug business. According to Ms. Szabo, demands for earlier access to potentially life-saving oncology drugs has led to a flood of FDA-approved pharmaceuticals hitting the marketplace; that said, many of these new drugs are extremely expensive and offer patients marginal benef... more »

A tale of two Tzipis

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC put out two interviews, one with Israeli opposition politician Tzipi Livni, the other with deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely In both cases the interviewer was Sarah Montague The Today Programme broadcast the first one January 23rd, and on February 21st HardTalk featured the other. HardTalk's raison d’être is adversarial and confrontational, but both interviews were distinctly hostile. Numerous interruptions halted the flow, and Sarah Montague’s disinclination to listen sidelined the answers, throwing all the emphasis on her loaded questions. A bit like current press... more »

The Big Gamble

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
“ If the public were ever to lose confidence in vaccination, it would mark the beginning of the end of the medical establishment as we know it today.” Robert Mendelsohn By Ted Kuntz The vaccine industry, including the government agencies...

"The Nasty Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"The nasty things that you think are coming always take longer to arrive than you think they will, but once they get here, they make up for their tardiness by being worse than you thought they'd be." - Richard Maybury

Denninger Warns On Coming Collapse: “Exactly How This Thing Detonates and Who Dies Is Very Hard To Figure Out”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*Denninger Warns On Coming Collapse: * *“Exactly How This Thing Detonates and Who Dies Is Very Hard To Figure Out”* by Mac Slavo "On Monday House Majority leader Paul Ryan warned that if his health care plan fails to pass then the Obamacare system will collapse. It’s a sentiment that The Market Ticker founder Karl Denninger has shared for years, citing basic arithmetic that shows the Affordable Care Act passed in 2009 simply cannot be sustained. But before you get excited about the possible repeal of current laws that are to be replaced by Ryan’s new GOP bill, consider that the new ... more »

Truthful Tuesday

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*Commentary: The Search for Truth* Many Americans searched for truth during this last election cycle and didn't find it in the Democrat Party's hirelings and marchers. Most Americans don't countenance the corrupt or the Satanic. Progs heap adoration on them. They didn't find truth in the polls circulated by the smug, rude, obnoxious, churlish, corrupt, progressive, elite mainstream media. And they abandoned party for populism, which didn't please the Republican RINOs (including Jeb!, who felt that as a legacy candidate, he had the 'right' to be the Party's choice). Instead of the a... more »

The One People, March 13 2017: No Time like the Present

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
A week of bizarre occurrences, and a seeming collision of multiple timelines made last nights show an interesting one, that's for certain! Multiple timelines regarding Quantum Computing seem to be running simultaneously, not the standard Mandela Effect. History is a lie, yet again....More evidence of manipulated religious and historical records. More people stepping into the veil as the process of awakening marches forward at an ever increasing rate.... d Collapse of the Azure Window in Gozo Malta this week Charles Dickens: Childrens History of England, (full ... more »

Dachel Wake Up: New America Reviews Vaxxed

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel The news site, The New American reviewed the film we’re all familiar with, “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe," and unlike every mainstream media outlet, The New American actually told the the story of corruption, fraud, and cover-up...

"Global Warming; 31,487 Scientists say NO to Alarm"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/eiPIvH49X-E A good watch, I wonder what the climate change 'experts' at the BBC would make of this.

"A Riddle..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
* "A Riddle..."* “This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins towns, And beats high mountain down.” - One of Gollum’s riddles for Bilbo in “The Hobbit,” by JRR Tolkein. • *Answer:* *Time*

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ&feature=related

Kahlil Gibran,"Beyond My Solitude"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Beyond My Solitude"* "Beyond my solitude is another solitude, and to him who dwells therein my aloneness is a crowded market-place and my silence a confusion of sounds. Too young am I and too restless to seek that above-solitude. The voices of yonder valley still hold my ears and its shadows bar my way and I cannot go. Beyond these hills is a grove of enchantment and to him who dwells therein my peace is but a whirlwind and my enchantment an illusion. Too young am I and too riotous to seek that sacred grove. The taste of blood is clinging in my mouth, and the bow and the arrows of my... more »

"8 Things That People With High Emotional Intelligence Simply Don’t Do"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"8 Things That People With High Emotional Intelligence Simply Don’t Do"* by Justin Gammilli "In life, emotions can be like the winds that blow us off track on the path to achieving whatever it is that we want to accomplish. That is why, in my opinion, of all of the life skill that a person can possess, emotional intelligence is as important as mental intelligence when it comes to being successful. That being said, emotional intelligence is tricky. It is all about keeping your emotions in check, instead of letting them rule your life. You have to understand your emotions as a tool, ... more »

"We Dance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“Life calls the tune, we dance.” -John Galsworthy “Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” - Angela Monet Sly and the Family Stone, “Dance to the Music” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foL6eZzvzHo

“What the ‘Deep State’ Is Really Up To”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“What the ‘Deep State’ Is Really Up To”* by Bill Bonner "Here at the ranch, the days go by quickly. A walk on the beach. A long, slow afternoon…reading, writing…listening to the waves. Dinner under the stars. But back in the US.…more blow-ups…more contretemps, confusion, and chaos… What is really going on? ‘*De facto coup’: *Over the weekend, the term ‘Deep State’ lit up the search engines. Yesterday, Google counted more than 32 million inquiries. There were features on the Deep State- the ‘shadow government’ that runs the country no matter who’s in power- in The Washington Post, ... more »

All the ambassadors Jeff Sessions met in 2016 per PBS NewsHour

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The fuss over Jeff Sessions meeting Russians has been overblown but that's the anti President Donald Trump media for you. PBS have a list http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/all-the-ambassadors-jeff-sessions-met-in-2016/ of all the ambassadors that Jeff Sessions met in 2016, for the sake of full disclosure.

Trump Administration To Resume Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Donald Trump's State Department approves Saudi Arabia weapons sales blocked by Barack Obama* *Deal was previously blocked over concerns of human rights violations* The State Department has approved resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia previously blocked by Barack Obama. A multi-million dollar technology for Riyadh was blocked by the former President during the final months of his administration over human rights concerns. Saudi Arabia is leading a mostly Arab coalition targeting Houthi rebels in Yemen with air strikes. An annual report by UN experts who monitor... more »

Jews As the Enemies of the Enemies of Liberty

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
We have seen a rise in overt antisemitism during the past year in particular. My own instincts tell me this is part of the liberal left revolutionary playbook and is used as a tool to diminish the conservative right. Aside from yahoos who always rise to the occasion and a friendly camera, there is zero conversation emanating from the conservative political spectrum. Alternately we have ample examples from the political left now working in concert with the Islamists. Fascism disappeared a long time ago. *Jews As the Enemies of the Enemies of Liberty* *Steven Ho... more »

Forget Mammoths, We Could Bring Dinosaurs and Neanderthals Back to Life

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I am much more keen to see the tens of thousands of bird species recovered that we lost to rats. I suspect that is completely doable and that the respective islands can be completely restored. We actively collected samples during the age of discovery This will also allow us to master the art of creating and protecting refugios generally. I am sure though that we will figure out how to bring back the Ice Age Menagerie as a first priority. There is plenty of work there besides the mammoth. The mastodon could also turn out to be extremely helpful in terms of forest managemen... more »

Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
*[image: Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?]* A lot of interesting material here. First off though, the Azores are a natural stopping point for the east west leg of the triangle route that led from Gibraltar to Bimini, from Bimini to Lewis and from Lewis back south to Gibraltar. Millions of pounds of native copper were transported from Lake Superior to the Mediterranean during the thousand year history of the Bronze Age. I suspect that some of this copper was famously known as O richalcum. So obviously there was a r... more »

Remarkable ways cannabis can help prevent illness

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Image: Remarkable ways cannabis can help prevent illness] This is important. Recall that i support the use of cannabis in juice form and THC free unless otherwise indicated. This work supports the use of such a protocol for the aging in particular. Getting high has always been a lousy reason for anything. Staying healthy and in peak performance is an excellent reason to drink the juice. This is not properly available yet but this looks to change rather quickly regardless of the political noise in the USA somewhere someone will adopt this protocol and the i... more »

What Media Bias?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago

The U.S. Military Has Retired The Predator Drone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt) *The Guardian:* *US retires Predator drones after 15 years that changed the 'war on terror'* Retirement gives military analysts a chance to review mixed history of weapon that has been associated with low-cost war, disembodiment and civilian deaths. The Predator is dead; long live the Reaper. The retirement of the antiquated Predator drone MQ-1, which is to be ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Scotland's government announces a new independence vote, as Britain's process to leave the EU nears https://t.co/yRhCdCWqOJ pic.twitter.com/jGWBZ8GIwf — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 13, 2017

Texas and Medicaid: How big can you dream?

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Deane Waldman The GOP just released the American Health Care Act, which turns out to be more amend-and-enhance than repeal-and-replace. Their plan does not repeal the federal mandates that control spending in Texas. This makes it even more imperative that Texas gain control over its own budget. It is time for Texas to dream big: Get Chapter 537 approved by CMS to put control of Texas Medicaid where it belongs — in Texas’ hands.

California wants single payer and Texas wants free market say hello to StatesCare'

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Deane Waldman We call this healthcare system “StatesCare”, emphasizing what is important: states are in charge, and states know best how to care for their people. StatesCare can give everybody what they want and cut the Gordian knot tying up Washington.

X22Report, “The Elite Are Prepped And Prepared For The Economic Crisis”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22Report, “The Elite Are Prepped And Prepared For The Economic Crisis” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1pYOeyFuU

Musical Interlude: 2002, “We Meet Again”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “We Meet Again” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEX9FAtvi8g

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way. About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized early on as a spiral nebula and is actually one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. Since the galaxy's disk is inclined to our line-of-sight, long telescopic exposures often result in an image that evokes a strong sense of depth. *Click image for larger size.* The effect is further enhanced in this well-framed view by the galaxies that lie beyon... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Sound And Fury”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Sound And Fury”* by Chet Raymo “Not so long ago, I mentioned here Himmler and Heydrich, two of Hitler's most terrible henchmen. A friend said to me: "If there's no afterlife, no heaven or hell, then those two diabolical creatures got away with it. Their fate was no different than that of any one of their victims, an innocent child perhaps." And, yes, if there is no God who dispenses final justice, then we are left with an aching feeling of irresolution, of virtue unrewarded, of vice unpunished. Heydrich was gunned down by partisan assassins, and Himmler committed suicide a fe... more »

"The Object Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius ● Good luck! ;-) - CP

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