Saturday, March 18, 2017

18 March - Blogs I'm Following

11:54 pm MDT

The Taoiseach's Words Of Wisdom For Trump, Infuriated The So-Called President

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Perhaps you noticed that Iowa's racist xenophobic congressman, Steve King, is bragging that his Republican colleagues in the House have been congratulating him and slapping him on the back for his latest bigoted outburst. There are always some exception, of course, but that kind of ugly racism and tolerance for ugly racism is part of the conservative movement's DNA. What a garden path they've been led down! Republicans don't like being lectured to be anyone who they consider themselves "better" than. Often that has to do with net worth-- did you read the post this afternoon abou... more »

The social cost of carbon regulations hurt the poor, and ignore benefits

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Anti-fossil fuel SCC relies on garbage models, ignores carbon benefits and hurts the poor Foreword: The Social Cost of Carbon is a key foundation for numerous Obama-era energy policies, regulations and programs. Climate alarm activists insist the SCC is rooted in solid science and economics, but it is…

Jews And Aspergerian Racists Dancing Around The Oven

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 2 hours ago
“Not only a new kind of community but *a new kind of man* comes into history with the development of the Jews.” (H.G. Wells:“A Short History of the World” Chapter 22 “Priests and Prophets in Judea”, 1922) Racism, “a new kind of man”, written by one of the brightest minds who did no less than predicting and warning the world about the second world war: read more

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Stardust”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002 (Pamela & Randy Copus), “Stardust” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTgdp7RfBOM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“An asterism is just a recognized pattern of stars that is not one the 88 official constellations. For example, one of the most famous (and largest) asterisms is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major. But this pretty chain of stars, visible with binoculars towards the long-necked constellation of Camelopardalis, is also a recognized asterism. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Kemble's Cascade, it contains about 20 stars nearly in a row, stretching over five times the width of a full moon. Tumbling from the upper right to lower left in the picture, Kemble's Cascade ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Like Rubies Ringed With Gold"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Like Rubies Ringed With Gold"* by Chet Raymo "Here's a Hubble Space Telescope composite photograph of two colliding galaxies in the constellation Corvus. *Click image for larger size.* Each of the three books of Dante's "Divine Comedy" ends with the same words: "the stars." The Inferno concludes with distant stars glimpsed through the narrow exit of hell. "We emerged," says the poet, "and saw the stars." The poet's journey through Purgatory ends on Earth's highest mountain, with the heavens seemingly not so far away. He is "ready to ascend to the stars." Finally, Dante looks down u... more »

“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Each stage we go through has its time of fulfillment and recession, as do all living things. Flowers and leaves both begin their lives as organisms so tiny we cannot see them with the naked eye. With time, they become visible, curled in upon themselves, colorful buds slowly softening and releasing. With the proper warmth and moisture, they unfold little by little, revealing with each degree of opening a new color, shape, or dimension. Sometimes buds open seemingly all at once, unfolding the full majesty ... more »

"Live A Good Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. I am not afraid." - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A community project is shaking-up the idea of sustainability [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 2 hours ago
A community project in the heart of London is gaining a reputation for its ground-breaking work. And it’s altering the way we view food production, sustainability, youth engagement, and even hip-hop. From little shoots… The May Project Gardens (MPG) began in 2007 as a local way of addressing issues surrounding accessibility, economic disempowerment, and poverty. […] The post A community project is shaking-up the idea of sustainability [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Big G

Louis Hissink at Big G – Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 3 hours ago
Rupert Sheldrake has pointed to the gravitational constant not being a constant but that it varies over time. It actually varies rather precisely at 5.9 years and matches the Earth’s rotational speed of 5.9 years. Mainstream physicists do not know why this happens. The gravitational constant, G, is determined by the Cavendish experiment involving two […]

Stokes and the “somehow” theory of ocean heat

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: A Correction – And Much More of the Answer Guest essay by Mike Jonas I think this post is a big deal. It’s not quite the answer to everything but, if I’ve got it right, it solves a lot of the climate riddle. It also shows that CO2’s…

Why Are Americans Searched at the Border?

Jacob G. Hornberger at 3 hours ago
[image: undefined] Whenever American citizens travel to another country, they are subjected to intrusive searches at the hands of US officials upon returning to the United States. Why? What’s the justification? Since Americans living today have all been born and raised under this type of system, hardly anyone questions it. It’s just accepted, passively and submissively, as part of living in a “free” society. Yet, when the government wields the authority to conduct a complete search of people without any suspicion of a crime having been committed, that is far from any free society.... more »

Swamping the Supremes Department: No Cloture for Judge Gorsuch by Rob Hager

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 3 hours ago
by Rob Hager Writer, Dandelion Salad March 18, 2017 Maine’s Angus King is a swing Independent Senator who caucuses with Democrats. As a former lawyer, like many of his colleagues, he cannot plead ignorance about the historic importance of his vote on the fateful Senate filibuster to deny Neil Gorsuch confirmation as Trump’s first Supreme […]

THE COMING POWER CRISIS.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
* Terry Cardwell* SA's Last Coal Fired Power station. Closed May 2016. Just when you think you’ve seen all the blind stupidity from South Australia Jay Weatherall, the S.A. premier comes along and proves us wrong. He is going to spend $550 million dollars of the S.A. people’s money to install a 100 Megawatt battery storage system and a 250 Megawatt gas fired power station to supposedly solve South Australia’s power crisis that he and his Green cohorts created in the first place. At the time of the last state blackout, the grid load was 3200Megawatts before the wind generators s... more »

Chuck Berry Dead at 90

David Emery at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Police responding to an emergency call found the legendary rock and roll musician dead in his home in St. Charles County, Missouri.

The Cost Of Going Green

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 4 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Booker’s column today highlights the bit that most of the Press forgot to tell us about the Budget: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/18/david-davis-leading-britain-elephant-trap/

Was Preet Bharara About To Charge Tom Price With Stock Swindling When Trump Fired Him?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
There was a lot of mystery and a lot of speculation around Trump and Sessions going back on their word and firing U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara this week. A *lot* of speculation. What was he investigating that spooked Trump enough to fire him after asking him to stay on his job? Silly people postulated that it was because Bharara is close with Schumer and that Trump and Schumer had a falling out. That's so stupid it isn't worth spending the time I just spent the time writing it. But yesterday Robert Faturechi, writing for ProPublica, seems to have gotten to the bottom of the mess. An... more »

A river in New Zealand will now be recognised as a legal person

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 4 hours ago
New Zealand’s Parliament has passed a bill which gives the Whanganui River the same status as a legal person. It is the first river in the world to have such a status. So it’s a pretty monumental move. But many might consider this bill strange; ridiculous even. What exactly does it mean to say a river […] The post A river in New Zealand will now be recognised as a legal person appeared first on The Canary.

The week in satire Vol. #36

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 4 hours ago
And what a week it was! A week in which Scotland said it wanted a new independence referendum! A week in which Theresa May told Scotland it couldn’t! And a week in which Scotland replied, “we weren’t asking”! But what else happened? Let’s look back and see: ‘I thought you were coming up with the […] The post The week in satire Vol. #36 appeared first on The Canary.

Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
Cleanup efforts are underway after a failed Chevron Corporation pipeline released about 4,800 gallons of oil into an intermittent stream on public land in northwestern Colorado and killed some wildlife. The breach happened on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and was first detected on March 5 by a Chevron consultant. The pipeline was shut down after discovery of the leak and the oil is now trapped in a berm and siphon dam in a dry ravine, according to the Associated Press. As it happens, the leak occurred around the same time that the conservation group Center for Western Priori... more »

Boycott Israeli Apartheid

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Dr. Jeff Halper, co-founder of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, was leading a tour of an Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem when police arrested him on suspicion of 'incitement'. Jeff was born in 1946 in Minnesota and emigrated to Israel in 1973. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for justice and civil rights for all Israelis and Palestinians. He spent ten years as a community worker in Jerusalem aiding low-income Mizrahi families. He co-founded ICAHD in 1997 to help resist Israel's strategy of house demolitions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Howard LaFranchi, CSM*: *Why Tillerson’s tough talk on N. Korea was likely a message to China* Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement in South Korea Friday that military action against an increasingly threatening North Korea is “on the table” was rattling – and perhaps that was the intent. With Mr. Tillerson set for talks in Beijing Saturday, the point of raising the prospect of using force to address the North’s advancing nuclear threat may have been as much to send a signal to the region as anything else. That message – that the new US administration intends to be more ag... more »

Argentina: A Triangular UFO Over Entre Rios

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 6 hours ago
*Source: VISION OVNIDate: March 12, 2017* *Argentina: A Triangular UFO Over Entre Rios* By Andrea Pérez Simondini *TECHNICAL INFORMATION:Location: Island region between Rosario (Santa Fe) and Victoria (Entre Rios)Date of Sighting: December 2012Time: 1:50Witnesses: Pablo Sanchez and two friendsObject Type: Triangular or three lightsFlight Direction: East-West* The island region is a consistent source of sightings for all manner of luminous phenomena - aquatic, terrestrial and aerial alike. It is therefore not surprising for new reports to emerge from people engaging in fishi... more »

Does Government Really Expect 24% of UK Electricity to be Imported in 2025?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/does-government-really-expect-24-of-uk-electricity-to-be-imported-in-2025/ From the GWPF: New UK government projections of capacity and supply suggest that interconnection and electricity imports must grow by over 300% by 2025 if demand is to be met. While imports are not in themselves to be feared, it is worrying that government appears to be using […]

Mother otter keeps her newborn pup dry as the pair swim together

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
This devoted mother otter found a novel way of keeping her newborn pup dry by letting the baby ride on her belly. Nature photographer Suzi Eszterhas, 40, spotted the adorable pair of southern sea otters swimming in Monterey Bay, California. The mother otter lifted the pup out of the water and on to her belly to keep it warm and dry. The loving mother also blew air into the young pup's fur to groom it. Ms Eszterhas said she was surprised to see the otters come close to where she was standing. She watched as the mother left her child to float alone in the water. Young otters have a... more »

What Does Solidarity Mean?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
I am thinking of the people around the world today who are suffering from wars, hunger and environmental destruction. No matter whether they are at Standing Rock - Jeju Island - Okinawa - Yemen - Somalia - Palestine - Syria - Donbass - or downtown Portland, Maine. They all are suffering needlessly and their hurt touches me deep in my soul. My work every single day is connected to these good people who never did anyone any harm but they suffer because the greedy among us want to control everything and they don't pause for a second when they run over these innocent lives. I know ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd, L) meets U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (2nd, R) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 18, 2017 in Beijing, China. REUTERS/ Lintao Zhang/POOL Reuters:* China, U.S. hold 'candid' talks on North Korea, Taiwan* Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday he held "candid, pragmatic and productive" talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, which included North Korea, Taiwan and bilateral trade. Tillerson said both sides renewed their determination to convince North Korea, which has a fast-developing nuclear and ballis... more »

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."* Steve Jobs, Commencement Speech, Stanford University, 2005 "When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I'll be dead soon ... more »

"What a Chimera!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"What a chimera then is man! What a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, imbecile worm of the earth; depositary of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error; the pride and refuse of the universe! Who will unravel this tangle?" - Blaise Pascal

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Tillerson: Military action against North Korea "on the table" https://t.co/x5a5S1xuGP pic.twitter.com/0iQWLJzCdB — The Hill (@thehill) March 17, 2017 *New York Times:* *The Risks of Pre-emptive Strikes Against North Korea* A declaration by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson that the United States would consider pre-emptive military action against North Korea raises a question that has dogged American military planners for 20 years: How could this be made to work? The United States has long threatened force. The sincerity of such threats has always been ambiguous, as they are oft... more »

Le Parti Transhumaniste Allemand accélère

Ethical Technology - 8 hours ago
Créé en septembre 2015, et pour l’instant centré sur deux sections locales (Berlin et Bade-Wurtemberg), le TPD affiche une ligne social-technoprogressiste proche de celle de l’AFT Technoprog. A neuf mois des élections fédérales, nous avons interviewé Lucas Alexander Steinführ, son vice-président en charge des thématiques internationales. Initialement publié sur le site de l’Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog

Robert Mercer’s Trade of the Century

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*The Beautiful People, The Beautiful People* I went to school at SUNY, Stony Brook in the 1960s and I used to dream when I grew up I would be a caretaker for a small park in the town next door, Setauket, that had a beautiful, peaceful little pond. That last time I saw either the little park or Setauket was in 1968. I moved to Europe after college and when I returned it the U.S. in the mid-70s I lived in California. I hadn't been back to Stony Brook in many decades when they decided to honor me with an awards dinner-- me and guy who was a principal at Setauket's most valuable company... more »

The Islamic State Suicide Bomb Attacks Are Blunting The Iraqi Army's Advance Into Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
An Islamic State suicide car bomb exploded near the Mosul museum on Wednesday, leaving four soldiers dead *Daily Mail*: *The devastating aftermath of a suicide BULLDOZER packed full of explosives that ripped apart an Iraqi forces convoy in Mosul * * Bulldozer smashed through vehicles near Mosul museum before detonating a blast that left four people dead * Iraqi forces battling ISIS in Mosul have advanced into the Old City as they try to seal off a main road to prevent militants sending in more suicide bombers * Troops are meeting fierce resistance as militants retreat into the Old ... more »

Love After Love

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Last night's *Newsnight *ended with a tribute to Derek Walcott - a reading of one of his poems by Linton Kwesi Johnson. It's not a poem I knew but, reading around about it, it appears to be popular with mental health charities and those suffering from depression. Its message is that we need to get along with ourselves.

Talk Of Flexible, Smart Energy Systems Misses The Point

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood “Flexible” and “smart” are the new buzzwords when discussing energy. “We need electricity to be our flexible friend”, says Richard Black. “We want to move from a 20th Century energy system to a smart, clean system fit for the 21st Century”, says Greg Clark. Smart meters, battery storage, demand side […]

Left-wing Oprah Eyes Possible Presidential Bid in 2020

Steve Byas at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: left-wing-oprah-eyes-possible-presidential-bid-in-2020] While the idea of a TV personality such as Oprah Winfrey being a presidential candidate would at one time have seemed ludicrous, Donald Trump's own success has demonstrated that the "queen of daytime," an ardent liberal, should be taken seriously.

George Washington Univ. Professor: Only Whites Can Be Racist

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: george-washington-univ-professor-only-whites-can-be-racist] A study guide given to students in a class at George Washington University claims that only white people can be racist.

No One Needs Another Korean War

Eric Margolis at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] Panmunjom, the "peace village" on the incredibly tense demilitarized zone (aka DMZ) between North and South Korea, is one of the weirdest places I’ve ever visited. Tough North Korean soldiers lurk about, watched by equally tough South Korean troops in one-way sunglasses and an aggressive judo ‘warrior’ stance. When I was filming at Panmunjom, we were warned to beware of North Koreans who could at any moment rush into the main conference room and drag us into North Korea. It was into this crazy house that the new, jet-lagged US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wa... more »

By Vets, For Vets — Tiny Home Village Offers Homeless Vets Free Homes & Medical Care

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: vets]Homelessness among military veterans continues to be the shame of the U.S. government, as countless former service members fall through the cracks and lose everything; so a volunteer group stepped up to the plate — constructing an entire village of tiny homes specifically for vets — and they don’t have to pay a dime. Even …

Alarming Survey Shows 1 in 5 Cops “Angry,” Support “More Physical & Aggressive Policing”

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: survey]A recent survey of American police reveals some ominous feelings that cops have about their jobs as well as the American people.

Battle For The Iraqi City of Mosul -- News Updates March 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City* Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. Five months into the battle to take Islamic State's last bastion in Iraq, government forces have cleared the east and half of western Mosul, and are now focused on controlling the Old City as well as the strategic al-Nuri Mosque. As fighting has entered into the narrow alleyways and densely pop... more »

After Six Years Of War Has The Syrian Revolution Been Worth it?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Destroyed buildings in Homs. About half of Syria’s prewar population has fled, the United Nations says, and nearly four million people are refugees abroad. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times *Bethan McKernan, The Independent:* *After six years of war, Syria’s rebels reflect on whether revolution has been worth it* ‘I have too much and too little to say. I was on the side of freedom in 2011, and I am on the side of freedom now… But how many more will have to die?’ Almost half a million dead. More than 10.9 million forced to flee their homes, many into the arms of traf... more »

Looking back at Heinlein's Future History - coming true before our eyes.

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 10 hours ago
This one is so pertinent and important, I tried to find a more public venue for it. But one of the tragic consequences of the Trump Era is the decay of op-ed journalism -- everyone recycling the same whines. I'll speak more of this, at the end. But now -- this just can't be put off, any longer. Prepare to go wide-eyed! *== A chilling forecast: accurate down to the last detail ==* *You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic*. – Robert A. Heinlein, *Revolt in 2100* Robert A. Heinlein’s 1953 "Future History" collection, ... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- March 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA*: *US Airstrike Rounds Out Brutal Anniversary Week in Syria War* This week marked the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war - and it was an especially brutal seven days, with a mosque allegedly damaged by a U.S. airstrike, a twin suicide bombing in Damascus and claims of phosphorus-bomb attacks by Russian and Syrian warplanes. The death toll in Thursday’s U.S. airstrike on the village of al-Jinah, on the border of the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib, rose overnight to 46, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group. The observatory, whic... more »

Chris Hedges: The Rise of American Imperialism

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Mar 18, 2017 On this week’s On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of American imperialism with Stephen Kinzer, author of “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire”. RT Correspondent looks back to the beginning of America’s overseas expansion. from the […]

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Croydon, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Praying”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Praying”* “It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” - Mary Oliver, “Thirst”

"Remarkable...'

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams

"Fortune’s Fools"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Fortune’s Fools"* by Phil Rockstroh “Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.” — Miles Davis "As a general rule, musicians, artists, and writers, as well as those possessed of an ardor for self-awareness and a commitment to political activism have been advised to avoid a habitual retreat to comfort zones… to take note of the criteria that causes one’s pulse to quicken, brings flop sweat to the brow, causes sphincters to seize up, and delivers mortification to the mind. In order to quicken imagination and avoid banality, it is imperative to explore... more »

Mark Twain, "Congress"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." "All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity." "...the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes." "The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn't leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell whether- Well, you'd think it was something valuable, and a Congressman had been there." "It could probably be shown... more »

The new drumbeat on Iran By Stephen Kinzer

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
Dandelion Salad The Bush team’s latest rationale for bombing Iran is even lamer than all the previous ones. But hey, Joe Lieberman buys it. Comforted? By Stephen Kinzer ICH 07/11/07 “The Guardian” Why attack Iran? War hawks in Washington are having trouble answering that question. Even their dire warnings about Iran’s nuclear program have not […]

Bagan

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
Bagan

The Marine Corps Have Launched Their New Recruitment Ad Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Marines launch new ad campaign: 'Battles Won'* The Marine Corps is launching a new recruitment ad campaign meant to draw millennials by showing Marines as not only strong warriors but good citizens. "Battles Won" is the name of the campaign that includes TV ads and online clips of Marines unloading "Toys for Tots" boxes and real video of a Marine veteran tackling an armed robber. The campaign has been in the works for months, but its release comes as the Marine Corps' image has taken a beating amid an investigation into nude photos of female Marines posted without th... more »

After last week, the government may think things can’t get worse. It couldn’t be more wrong

Emily Apple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
The last week has been a disaster for the Conservative government. Whether it’s the massive budget U-turn on National Insurance contributions for the self-employed, a £70,000 fine from the Electoral Commission or a clueless Brexit Secretary, things have not been good. But far from getting easier, this week is just the tip of the iceberg. Theresa […] The post After last week, the government may think things can’t get worse. It couldn’t be more wrong appeared first on The Canary.

Did This Dutch Politician Put a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in His Pocket Before an Interview?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A video purportedly showing Tunahan Kuzu putting a grilled cheese in his pocket actually captured the Dutch politician putting away his phone.

Saturday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 11 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Robert Reich comments on the absurdity of Donald Trump's plan to shovel yet more money toward a military-industrial complex and corporate profiteers who already have more than they know what to do with. - Sara Fraser and Laura Chapin write that food insecurity is primarily an issue of insufficient income. And Psychologists for Social Change studies (PDF) the anticipated benefits of a basic income in reducing avoidable stressors. - Carter Sherman discusses the detrimental health effects of climate change, while Benjamin Israel highlights ... more »

FBI And All U.S. Military Branches Investigating Marines United Scandal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Hundreds of Marines who were members of private Facebook page that shared nude photos of servicewomen 'have been identified' as more victims come forward* * Navy investigators says they've identified hundreds of Marines in nude photo sharing scandal * The Marines were among 30,000 members of Marines United, a Facebook page that disseminated thousands of photos of nude servicewomen and civilians * At least 20 victims have now come forward to complain that racy photos of them were being shared online NCIS is trying to determine whether members of Marines United shared p... more »

Ex-Border Patrol Guard Sentenced to 12 Years For Smuggling Cocaine

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
A former U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced on Friday to more than 12 years in prison.

Ocean Surface Temps–How Low Will They Go?

Originally posted on Science Matters: Ocean temperature measurements come from a global array of 3,500 Argo floats and other ocean sensors. Credits: Argo Program, Germany/Ifremer We have seen lots of claims about the temperature records for 2016 and 2015 proving dangerous man made warming. At least one senator stated that in a confirmation hearing. Now…

Oil – Where did it come from?

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Wallace Everette Pratt (1885–1981) Guest post by David Middleton Introduction I am a petroleum geologist/geophysicist with about 36 years of experience in oil & gas exploration mostly in the Gulf of Mexico. In light of Andy May’s recent post, Oil – Will we run out?, I thought I might…

Rowan Atkinson Death Hoax

David Emery at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A frequently recirculated Facebook hoax has convinced many people that actor Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean") either committed suicide or died in a car accident, but he is alive and well.

Japan Holds its First Missile Drills With The Threat From North Korea In Mind

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill* Sirens blared and loudspeakers broadcast warnings in Japan's first civilian missile evacuation drill on Friday, conducted in a fishing town by officials wary about the threat of North Korean missiles. The exercise comes more than a week after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast, with one rocket landing about 200 km (124 miles)from the town of Oga. Friday's drill played out a scenario in which North Korea had fired a ballistic missile on the Japanese... more »

Let's Revisit A Serious Personnel Problem Señor Trumpanzee Has Inside The White House: A Real Live Nazi

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
It's impossible to say authoritatively which of Trump's advisors and co-conspirators is the very worst. Together they compose an America kakistocracy-- a word coined in 1829 by English novelist Thomas Love Peacock in his book *The Misfortunes of Elphin*, defined as "government by the worst, most unscrupulous, or least qualified citizens." That certainly;y describes Team Trump-- White House and Cabinet, top to bottom. I suppose if you insisted on digging down, you would have to say the ones who have the most impact on Trump and can make something happen are the worst-- so Bannon. W... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 150, March 17, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Aftermath of a suicide bulldozer bomb in the Old City of Mosul (Daily Mail) The Iraqi forces (ISF) renewed their offensive in the Old City in Mosul on March 17. The Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division were still aiming for the Ground Mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in 2014. The police were able to takeseveral main streets and markets during the day. That symbolizes who much the campaign has slowed down. The dense layout of the Old City along with tough defenses by the insurgents has slowed things down considerably, mixed in with ... more »

BREAKING: Corporate payoffs infect journalist's work!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017"Lurid" sex tales, "mysterious death," many embellished scandals:* BREAKING: A major American journalist is accepting as much as $200,000 per week in cash payments from a major corporate entity. The payouts may be intended to influence this journalist's work, driving it in a heavily tabloid direction. Increasingly, the journalist's nightly TV show features giant amounts of wasted time; exciting reports about "lurid" sex parties; an endless array of reports about embellished "scandals;" and even one recent report about a "mysterious death." BREAKING: Ev... more »

President Trump: Germany Pays NATO And U.S. Too Little

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017 ...vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2017 *New York Times*: *Trump, Day After Merkel’s Visit, Says Germany Pays NATO and U.S. Too Little* WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump criticized Germany on Saturday for paying too little to both NATO an... more »

Syria: The Micro World War

Jack Perry at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Wow, who knew that the Israeli air force was running ops in Syria? In the news Friday, Israel is bragging that they intercepted and downed a Syrian SAM that was sent up after one of its planes. Israel says they’re in Syria to hit Hezbollah’s version of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Okay, now we’ve got Israel running its own airstrikes in there, Turkey also from time to time, Russia we know, the United States we know, and Iran when they find spare parts for their F-4 Phantoms. Plus the Syrian air force, of course. Hmmm…several nations involved in one war. Sounds like a mi... more »

Syria: The Micro World War

Jack Perry at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Wow, who knew that the Israeli air force was running ops in Syria? In the news Friday, Israel is bragging that they intercepted and downed a Syrian SAM that was sent up after one of its planes. Israel says they’re in Syria to hit Hezbollah’s version of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Okay, now we’ve got Israel running its own airstrikes in there, Turkey also from time to time, Russia we know, the United States we know, and Iran when they find spare parts for their F-4 Phantoms. Plus the Syrian air force, of course. Hmmm…several nations involved in one war. Sounds like a mi... more »

Syria: The Micro World War

Jack Perry at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Wow, who knew that the Israeli air force was running ops in Syria? In the news Friday, Israel is bragging that they intercepted and downed a Syrian SAM that was sent up after one of its planes. Israel says they’re in Syria to hit Hezbollah’s version of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Okay, now we’ve got Israel running its own airstrikes in there, Turkey also from time to time, Russia we know, the United States we know, and Iran when they find spare parts for their F-4 Phantoms. Plus the Syrian air force, of course. Hmmm…several nations involved in one war. Sounds like a mi... more »

Syria: The Micro World War

Jack Perry at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Wow, who knew that the Israeli air force was running ops in Syria? In the news Friday, Israel is bragging that they intercepted and downed a Syrian SAM that was sent up after one of its planes. Israel says they’re in Syria to hit Hezbollah’s version of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Okay, now we’ve got Israel running its own airstrikes in there, Turkey also from time to time, Russia we know, the United States we know, and Iran when they find spare parts for their F-4 Phantoms. Plus the Syrian air force, of course. Hmmm…several nations involved in one war. Sounds like a mi... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

The Economy: “More Proof of Janet Yellen’s Idiocy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“More Proof of Janet Yellen’s Idiocy”* By David Stockman "During the last 129 months, the Fed has held 86 meetings. On 83 of those occasions it either cut rates or left them unchanged. So you can perhaps understand why Wednesday's completely expected (for the last three weeks!) 25 bips left the day traders nonplussed. The Dow rallied over 100 points that day. Traders understandably believe that this monetary farce can continue indefinitely, and that our Keynesian school marm's post-meeting presser was evidence that the Fed is still their friend. No it isn't! Janet Yellen's sing-so... more »

Oregon Bill Would Restore Power of Juries to Vote Their Consciences

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: oregon-bill-would-restore-power-of-juries-to-vote-their-consciences] A bill being considered by the Oregon state Senate would require judges to inform juries of their right to decide cases according to their consciences.

US Nuclear Films De-Classified

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Christine Hauser. March 17, 2017. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests Come to YouTube. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/science/youtube-nuclear-weapons-videos.html?_r=0

Monsanto Accused of "Deceptive Authorship Practice" for Scientific Reviews

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
A couple of days ago I posted on a federal court trial in San Francisco between Monsanto and a group of farmers and farm workers concerning the safety of the world's most commonly used herbicide, Roundup (see here). A couple of days ago the Wall Street Journal ran on article on the trial, focusing on internal emails released as part of the case, that lawyers have described as indicating Monsanto was engaged in "deceptive authorship practice" for scientific review: Jacob Bunge (March 16, 2017). Questions dog Monsanto product. The Wall Street Journal, B6. Monsanto's internal email... more »

Obama: Dead beat dad vacations for a month on private island. Teenage daughter home alone...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*no one is quite sure where Mooch is hiding.* Marriage over? Looks likely. Odumbo has jetted off to Tahiti to rest up for a month after his last vacation. Vacations can be so taxing, can't they? All this concern for their precious high school age daughter given as reason to rent 8200 square foot home in DC, yet no one is there except the hired help. Perhaps Valerie Jarrett is the new nanny. Did Odumbo have lunch with the Hawaiian judge who blocked Trumps travel restrictions? Nothing would surprise me anymore. Meantime, here's a picture of Barron Trump who has a stay-at-home mo... more »

YOU CAN BE A TRUMP NORMALIZER EVEN IF YOU DESCRIBE TRUMP'S MESSAGING AS BULLSHIT

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
This is what normalization looks like: This is how normalization reads: [Conway] knows that she has had a breakout year. As Trump’s highly visible and quotable campaign manager during the election’s final sprint, she became a constant presence on cable news and thus a subject of widespread fascination, armchair psychoanalysis, outrage, and exuberant ridicule. But rather than buckling, she absorbed all of it, coming out the other side so aware of how the world perceives her that she could probably write this article herself. Caricatures from that time, when hardly anyone believed T... more »

Emily throws caution to the wind

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
President Trump's meeting with Chancellor Merkel yesterday began with a handshake... ...and their press conference ended with another handshake: In between came an awkward moment when it appeared that Mr Trump ignored Mrs Merkel's request for a handshake for the photographers, though media reports have generally pointed out that it was "unclear whether or not Trump heard the chancellor". (Sky's video report, for example, was cautiously headlined 'Does Trump snub Merkel handshake?') Of course, that non-happening of the middle handshake 'went viral' as The Big Story of the Day, ... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Update March 19 2017

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Earlier this week heavy snows at Fukushima Daiichi seem to have cleaned off the unit 1 cam lens so the pattern that was previously visible is gone now (see here for illustrations). However, the Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 webcam shows much heavier than ordinary emissions. Examine these two comparative shots. The first screenshot is from February 6, 2017, at 1:53: The second screenshot is from March 19, 2017 Here is a close-up cropped shot One wonders whether structural conditions are deteriorating at the plant at an accelerating pace....

Video: Police Kill Man In Front of His Family Within 2 Seconds of Opening His Door

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: police]Strongville, Ohio corner and kill an unarmed man, all because he wouldn't stop for police.

“Green” Germany’s Emissions Keep Rising

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From The American Interest: Germany’s greenhouse gas emissions rose last year, according to a new report. CO2 levels rose by 4 million tons in 2016 (0.7 percent), which means Berlin will have to reduce those levels by 40 million tons over the next three years in order to meet […]

The Summer of 1826

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html It is widely known that the summer of 1976 was by far the warmest in the Central England Temperature series. What is much less known is that the next hottest was in 1826. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/ssn_HadCET_mean_sort.txt Curiously however, in 1982, when he wrote Climate, History and the Modern World, […]

mighty leaf tea: green tea and greenwashing

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
I recently tried a new brand of tea. I'm always looking for almond tea, which is difficult or impossible to find (more on that below), and noticed Mighty Leaf had an Almond Spice. It's green tea, and I prefer black, but I thought for the almond, I'd take a chance. The Mighty Leaf Tea box is covered in stories about how carefully they care for the tea, the quality of their tea leaves, and how green the company is. The tea is whole leaf only, the tea pouches are made from the greenest material, and so on. Back when we had organics recycling, we always tossed used tea bags in the "... more »

House Intelligence Committee Receives The Justice Department's File On “Possible Surveillance” Of Trump And His Associates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
(Reuters) Washington Post:* House Intelligence panel does not reveal whether documents substantiate Trump’s wiretap claim* The House Intelligence Committee did not reveal on Friday night the answer to the question of whether Justice Department documents substantiate President Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration. The committee had asked for copies of any warrants, applications or court orders relating to a wiretap of Trump or his surrogates and affiliates in advance of a Monday hearing at which the directors of the FBI and the National Security Agency a... more »

Britain Deploys Troops And Tanks To Estonia To 'Deter' Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Hundreds of British troops, tanks and heavy armour are sent to Russia’s border in the biggest show of force against Moscow since the Cold War * * A group of 120 soldiers arrived in Estonia, and 300 vehicles will arrive next week * The eastern European country, who thinks Russia is a threat, asked for the help * Sir Michael Fallon said the soldiers are 'standing up to Russian aggression' Hundreds of British troops and tanks are on their way to an EU border with Russia in the biggest show of force against Moscow since the Cold War. An advance guard of some 120 troop... more »

Weekend Open Thread

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
This incident, which just about sums up how many people are feeling this week, occurred not too far away from where I live. So on the off-chance you missed this viral vid (more than a million views and counting) here it is again. The first part of the clip is the Republican plan for our mass extinction. The second, in slo-mo, is the Democratic version of the same process.

Weekend reads: Investigations need sunlight; should we name fraudster names?; how to kill predatory journals

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a lawsuit threat following criticism of a popular education program, and the new editor of PLOS ONE’s explanation of why submissions are down. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Universities are worse than foxes guarding chicken coops when it comes to policing their own researchers. Our co-founders propose a solution in […] The post Weekend reads: Investigations need sunlight; should we name fraudster names?; how to kill predatory journals appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The far right can stop celebrating, the headscarf ban is “nothing of the sort”

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 15 hours ago
On Tuesday 14 March, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that employers can legally ban headscarves in the workplace. The right-wing in Europe celebrated the decision. But in the media frenzy we missed some important facts. And in the UK, the legal community is making a very clear statement. Employers should not think they can actually […] The post The far right can stop celebrating, the headscarf ban is “nothing of the sort” appeared first on The Canary.

Brexit could lead to more animal cruelty, thanks to Theresa May

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Theresa May has pledged that the UK will continue to have high levels of animal welfare standards in farming after the country leaves the EU. She said this “will be a priority”. But her Brexit plan means that this promise will be difficult to keep. Losing out on EU animal welfare protections MEPs recently voted in support of […] The post Brexit could lead to more animal cruelty, thanks to Theresa May appeared first on The Canary.

Conservatives are apparently just as ‘intellectually humble’ as liberals

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
A study has found that conservatives are not less intellectually humble about their beliefs than liberals. Intellectual humility is the awareness that one’s beliefs may be wrong. Lead author Mark Leary says the idea that conservatives are more dogmatic about their views is just a stereotype. Authors also say there was essentially no difference in this […] The post Conservatives are apparently just as ‘intellectually humble’ as liberals appeared first on The Canary.

US House Oversight Documents Confirming That Flynn Received Funds From Instrument of Russian Government; Russia Cybersecurity Group, and Russian Airline

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“Cummings Releases New Documents Confirming That Flynn Received Funds From Instrument of Russian Government Mar 16, 2017 Press Release Cummings … Continue reading →

FBI Ides of March Briefings on Capitol Hill: Salvation or Death of the Republic?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“The Ides of March are come… Beware the Ides of March” The Death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini “The … Continue reading →

Senator Feinstein on Tricky Trump: “I Think He is Going to Get Himself Out”

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
From DailyKos: “Feinstein about Trump: “I think he is going to get himself out” By mimi9, 2017/03/17 Senator Dianne Feinstein … Continue reading →

To return to the theme of an earlier post...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The Sky News website's report on the Paris airport attack still begins: "A radicalised Muslim on a terror watchlist opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport". The ITV News website's report tells us: The individual was a "radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services" a police source said. You won't, however, find *that* quote or the word 'Muslim' anywhere in the BBC News website's report. The nearest it gets is the phrase "radicalised individuals". The BBC always treads more carefully than others when this kind of news ... more »

MIT Ups the Activism Ante — Offers $250K to Best Act of DISobedience

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: disobedience]For those who have been working on unique approaches to benefit humanity through disobedience, their efforts could be rewarded.

Cops Force Woman to Perform a Field Sobriety Test Naked from the Waist Down — Lawsuit

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: naked]A woman, who was naked from the waist down, was forced to undergo a field sobriety test with two male officers, according to a recent lawsuit.

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Primavera”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Primavera” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw80tRoACbU

"Two Ways To Live..."

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

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson In China To Discuss North Korea And Other Issues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive for a joint press conference at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang *Reuters*: *U.S., China soften tone, say to work together on North Korea* The United States and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea take "a different course", U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday, softening previous criticism of Beijing after talks with his Chinese counterpart. China has been irritated at being repeatedly told by Washington to rein ... more »

Terror Attack At France's Orly Airport Prompts Evacuation And A Halt To Flights

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'Radicalised Muslim' is shot dead at Paris Orly airport after snatching a soldier's gun and shooting at three police officers from a car as Kate and William meet Bataclan and Nice terror victims* * Convicted criminal, 39, was shot dead at the airport's south terminal * Less than two hours earlier he had shot at three police officers during a routine stop-and-search * Authorities believe he had been radicalised in prison, and his father and brother had been arrested * Witnesses recounted hearing 'four or five' shots, and the airport was evacuated * It comes at the Du... more »

Tolerance

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
I had to smile at this blurb from the *From Our Own Correspondent *website: Whoever wrote that doesn't appear to have noticed the irony or the fundamental contradiction contained therein. That one-time "famous Dutch tolerance" on the issue of immigration (i.e. suppressing any questioning of immigration) sounds rather like the famous BBC "tolerance" on the same issue in years gone by. If you recall, *this* kind of thing used to go on at the BBC (as reported by Stuart Pebble in his BBC Trust report on BBC impartiality): As for Gabriel Gatehouse's report, it was much like his repor... more »

You don't say, Aasmah!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Here's something slightly startling (h/t StewGreen at *Biased BBC*) from this morning's *Saturday Live *on Radio 4 - an (open) admission of BBC bias: *AASMAH MIR*: I'm really interested to ask you, because *I think you're probably the first Republican that we've had in the studio* about how you feel about how things are going right now in America. Obviously you have a Republican back in the White House. From your point of view, what's the mood in America? Are people hopeful? Excited? What? *JIMMY OSMOND*: I'm here promoting a tour...No, I'm just trying to change the subject actua... more »

Hossenfelder sensibly critical of our "simulated" world

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Sabine Hossenfelder writes a lot of wrong texts, especially about issues that depend on some nontrivial calculation. But she is often reasonable when she discusses certain conceptual issues, including the general properties of quantum mechanics (and the absence of non-local influences in QFT etc.). The latest example of the penetrating texts is No, we probably don’t live in a computer simulation I've discussed the proposals that "our world has been programmed by our overlord, Ms Simulator" in 2011, 2013, 2016, aside from other moments. But let's look primarily at the comments by Ho... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Mike Flynn was paid by Russia's top cybersecurity firm while he still had top-secret-level security clearance How China could stop a US strike on North Korea — without starting World War III New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech Turkish Foreign Minister: "Religious Wars Will Start Soon In Europe" Is that a promise? The outdated US electric grid is going to cost $5 trillion to replace Portland Anarchists Begin Fixing Roads & Potholes (Because the Government Won't) Explosives Mailed To German Finance Minister Were Sen... more »

Neutrinos: The Status, Circa 2017

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
The XVII edition of the “Neutrino Telescopes” conference closed its works yesterday after a lively debate on the future of the neutrino physics program in Europe. read more

Former Secret Service: President Trump No Longer Safe In White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*FOX News:* *President Trump no longer safe in White House: Former Secret Service agent* The president is no longer safe on the White House grounds, according to former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who once guarded presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Bongino made the stunning assessment in an interview Friday with Fox News. It followed an incident last Friday night when a man jumped the White House fence and may have roamed the property for as long as 15 minutes before he was stopped by the Secret Service. Jonathan Tran, who carried two cans of mace, set off multiple... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
How far is Europe swinging to the right? https://t.co/QLsWfRpeO9 pic.twitter.com/DrMU0t1LeJ — The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2017

U.S. Releases Secret Footage Of Atom Bomb Tests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News Online: **US releases secret footage of atom bomb tests* After collecting dust in high-security vaults for more than 65 years, hundreds of reels of film showing Cold War nuclear bomb tests have been declassified by the United States. From 1945 to 1962, the United States detonated more than 210 nuclear bombs, with multiple cameras capturing each explosion at around 2,400 frames per second. For decades, about 10,000 of these films have been locked away, sitting idle, scattered across the US in high-security vaults. Until now. A team from the Lawrence Livermore National La... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A North Korean soldier (right) takes a snapshot from outside the window while US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (center) listens to USFK Commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks during his visit to Panmunjeom, the truce village on the inter-Korean border, Friday. (Yonhap)

That Whole Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party Thing-- Plus: Lipinski Gets A Challenger

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Do you get excited that Trump's approval ratings keep sinking and sinking in most polls? How about how much Americans dislike the congressional Republicans? Nice, huh? But, you realize, of course, that those same Americans rate the congressional Democrats almost as badly. Sometimes just 1 point better. The Democrats seem to revel in the idea of being the lesser of two evils and even seeing how far they can push the "evil" thing without being seen as worse-- or even just as bad-- as the Republicans. How lucky they are that the Republicans are actually *existentially* bad. And *that... more »

When We Lose Our Memories

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Henry Giroux writes that, if we are looking for a way to explain the rise of Donald Trump, we should look to our memories -- which Giroux believes we have lost: Trump is the fascist shadow that has been lurking in the dark since Nixon’s Southern Strategy. Authoritarianism has now become viral in America, pursuing new avenues to spread its toxic ideology of bigotry, cruelty, and greed into every facet of society. Its legions of “alt-right” racists, misogynists, and xenophobic hate-mongers now expose themselves publicly, without apology, knowing full well that they no longer have to... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*College Students' Fascist View of Tolerance* University of Wisconsin-Madison students universally agree: private business owners who espouse hardline political beliefs, like clothing designers who turned down Melania Trump, should have the liberty to refuse doing business with whom they disagree. This applies to a professional Muslim singer as well. Just because a Christian church solicits the singer for an Easter program doesn't mean said Muslim should feel coerced or forced into performing. Sadly, the students' view of inclusiveness and tolerance ends there. In response to... more »

Understanding Global Temperature VIII – It was the greens wot warmed us!!

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 17 hours ago
Little did I realise when I started looking for a metric to use to represent the real global temperature for the last few hundred years that I might stumble across such compelling evidence. First to recap. Understanding the Global Temperature … Continue reading →

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Natural factors shown as a big influence on Arctic warming* *The Arctic is the only place where there seems to have been some warming in recent times. So Warmists are constantly cheering it. But is the warming there part of anthropogenic global warming? Hard to see how when the globe overall is not warming. So what IS causing Arctic warming? The authors below have traced a lot of it to natural factors. The balance of the warming may be due to subsurface vulcanism. There are some huge undersea volcanoes in the Arctic, particularly along the Gakkel ridge* Influence of high-lati... more »

"Fukushima Update 3/18/2017: 14,093.25 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*Publishing Note: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments the city-specific radiation reporting will now be published every 2 weeks until further notice. The next such report will be on March 25, 2017. Below is last weeks report for reference. I will update the weekly Hiroshima bomb equivalents information. This is to keep you as aware and informed as possible, not alarm you, though you should be alarmed, and is scientific *FACT*, not sensationalistic nonsense. Everything here is active-linked for your own verification, or not; I encourage you to do so. The radiation's not going any... more »

The Graduate Student Who Inspired Ayn Rand To Publish A Book

Anoop Verma at For The New Intellectual - 17 hours ago
Ayn Rand begins the Foreword to *The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution* with a letter form a reader. Here’s an excerpt from the letter: *Dear Miss Rand: * *I am a graduate student in sociology in Northern Illinois University and a student of Objectivism… * *Actually, what I want to discuss with you is your writings on the New Left. I have read them all and, in my opinion, they offer the best critical analysis that has ever been written on this movement. Your recent articles: “The Left: Old and New”; “Apollo and Dionysus”; and your recent article in The New York Times Sunday... more »

The Audacity of Osborne

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
I hear tell of George Osborne applying for the *Evening Standard* vacancy only after other people came to him for advice on *their* applications. What a charmer. Still, his landing the editorship of London's biggest free sheet is as shocking as it is audacious. How is it someone barely able to string a sentence together, let alone lacking journalistic experience of any kind, can simply drop into and run one of the country's biggest titles, *and* carry on doing another five jobs, including the nominally full-time role of representing the good people of Tatton? Connections, of course... more »

Compare and contrast

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The airport shooting in Paris is receiving contrasting media coverage as usual. Whereas Sky News's main report is emphasing that the attacker "a radicalised Muslim on a terror list", BBC News's equivalent report is downplaying this element, sticking with describing the attacker as a "man". The Sky article also begins by stressing the violence perpetrated by the attacker whereas the BBC begins with the violence *done to him*. Here's the Sky news article: And here's the BBC News article:

Tally-ho!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Norm in full flow This week's *Newswatch *began with an interesting complaint, prompted by a characteristic piece of arm-waving hyperbole from the BBC's Norman Smith: *SAMIRA AHMED*: First, how significant is it in news terms when politicians listen to criticism and rethink controversial decisions? On Wednesday the Prime Minister announced the scrapping of the plans announced in the Budget to raise national insurance payments for millions of self-employed workers. Norman Smith described this "u-turn" to Sophie Raworth like this: *NORMAN SMITH*: Sophie, let's just get this in perspec... more »

Clickbaity

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Among this week's big BBC bias controversies has been the following tweet: It certainly didn't get a favourable response on Twitter (or elsewhere), with some calling it "a new low" for the BBC to even be asking *that* question in *that *way. Samira Ahmed also used Twitter to canvass opinions, adding her own in the process: *Update (14:00)*: The BBC Asian Network has apologised:

Particles' wave functions always spread superluminally

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
It's been almost a week since we discussed Jacques Distler's confusion about some basics of quantum field theory. He posts several blog posts a year, a quantum field theory course is probably the only one he teaches, and he was "driven up the wall" by a point that almost every good introductory textbook makes at the very beginning. I expected that within a day or two, he would post a detailed text with the derivations saying "Oops, I've been silly [for 50 years]". It just didn't happen. He still insists that the one-particle truncation of a quantum field theory is perfectly consist... more »

Michael Steinbacher - mountains don't slowly fold - mountains ACCUMULATE very rapidly

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
"... and the dolomite sits ON TOP OF the underlying limestone and shale." The only way this can happen is a catastrophic layerings of welded tuff that is molten rock-dust laid downwind forming ridges and steep canyon walls. This is not your comfortable fluffy millions-of-years of cosy sedimentary rock formation (and oil from dinosaur fossils) this is *CAT-ASTRO-PHY* from only a few thousand years ago... the sky boiling with black clouds of falling oil... due to some planetary interaction that caused swirling windy Birkeland currents that tore from the interactee (Venus or some massi... more »

THE CROWN - PHILIP - SEX

Anon at Aangirfan - 19 hours ago
*Jimmy Savile* Over more than seven decades, Prince Philip has been accused of having liaisons with: *1. The former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.* *2.* A Greek cabaret singer (Hélène Cordet) Cordet declined to reveal the paternity of her two children, and "when Prince Philip became godfather to both, it was assumed he was the father." *3.* Several actresses (including Merle Oberon and Anna Massey) *Schoolboy* *4. *Three peeresses (including Jane, Countess of Westmorland, the Duchess of Abercorn and Lady Brabourne) *5. *A famous TV personality (Katie Boyle) *Prin... more »

Dan Olmsted: Columbo, Hero, Friend

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Teresa Conrick Dear Dan, I miss you. Dan Olmsted was a hero to me and so many others who have children and young adults diagnosed as, "AUTISTIC." His Columbo investigations about the FIRST CASES of Autism, convinced me, beyond...

Wormwood: The Parasite-Killing, Cancer-Fighting Super Herb by Dr. Josh Axe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
To read clearly, please click on the image above. To learn more *Wormwood: The Parasite-Killing, Cancer-Fighting Super Herb*

John Humphrys gets into trouble (twice)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Catching up (and going back in time)... Listening to *last* week's *Feedback *(i.e. the 10 March edition) reminded me that there were two other storms about BBC bias the week before last (other than Dame Jenni Murray and Laura K), *both* involving John Humphrys. *Feedback *only tackled one of them though. The one it *didn't* cover concerned the rage of Corbynistas at JH's interview with Labour shadow education secretary Angela Rayner on Wednesday 8 March. They accused him of haranguing her, interrupting her too much, trying to put words in her mouth and being patronising. That's ... more »

Former CIA director: ‘We kill people based on metadata’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
We need to be conscious of this. The only secure venue is still a private conversation however conducted. Everything else is stored in a data base and available for review and interpretation. Of course, private conversations can be intercepted, but that is expensive and will only happen once they already know your act and it is time to build a case. Otherwise they do not have the information. In the meantime, electronic surveillance has been turned into an effective weapon as a leader must be in contact with his key people om a timely basis. This spits out a natural pattern t... more »

Rock Throwing Encounter - Patapsco Valley State Park, MD

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This was clearly a Bigfoot encounter that compares well to one i came across fifteen years ago. A deer herd is been stalked and the Saquatch(s) are closing to within stone throwing range. The observer enters the scene and in this case is been warned off without disturbing the deer. They caught on and got out of there. This joins a rather short list of sightings in which hunting behavior is observed and recognized. I have little doubt that the primary food stock of the Sasquatch is the deer on an almost year round basis. They will also take swine and large fish as well. . Th... more »

Permian shale boom in Texas is devastating for Opec

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Texan oil] The Permian is the great mother lode of oil as it is like a multi layer cake and all earlier production drilled through low permeability zones in order to exploit only those likely in the form of porous sandstone. A little like drilling through hundreds of feet of tar sands in order to produce a ten foot section that free flowed. Now of course we actually have the technology with massive tracking and long horizontal wells. decline curves are a problem here as well but good management can largely work around even that when the actual reserve is in the for... more »

'Cloaked' Entity Encounter?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
First, i do want to say that this will likely be the only report like this that we ever get. A combination of lights illuminated the rain itself allowing two witnesses to see the same thing or effect. Second, it was physically real and was interacting with the rain. The received impression was an animal of some sort and that may well also be augmented mind to mind as we know that is possible as well. This could be a mind to mind delusion in which a creature makes itself unseen by the observer. This effect is actually not uncommon at all and has been particularly observed in... more »

Strategic Saturday

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
If you listened to John McCain or the radical progressive left (that used to adore Russia), the Russians aren't acting in America's best interests. That may be true - or it may not be true, depending on how you look at it. *Russians in Libya* Armed Forces Spokesman Colonel Ahmad al-Mismari, the spokesman of the Libyan armed forces, which are affiliated with Libya's official parliament based in Tobruk, said that his forces have taken the oil-rich areas of Ras Lanuf, Sidra and Ben Jawad. He said the armed forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), launched an offensive earlier ... more »

California Drought Report #83: California Drought History

Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: In seeking more information on the potential for more drought following the current floods, I ran across some additional drought information in this study: Klamath/San Joaquin/Sacramento Hydroclimatic Reconstructions from Tree Rings, February 7, 2014, David M. Meko, Connie A. Woodhouse, and Ramzi Touchan The reconstructed flows in the Klamath,…

Polar Bear Numbers Still On The Rise, Despite Global Warming

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/16/polar-bear-numbers-still-on-the-rise-despite-global-warming/ ? More from the “News you won’t see on the BBC” Dept. From the Daily Caller: ? Polar bear populations are still growing despite global warming, according to new research. The new population estimates from the 2016 Scientific Working Group…

Ocean Oxygen Misdirection

Originally posted on Science Matters: The climate scare machine is promoting again the fear of suffocating oceans. For example, an article this week by Chris Mooney in Washington Post, It’s Official, the Oceans are Losing Oxygen. A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in…

The BBC and its use of vox pops

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
When you went from Amol Rajan's Twitter feed and his BBC One *News at Six * report to *Newsnight*'s coverage of the George Osborne's appointment you stepped into another world entirely. If Amol's tweets partly read like a Lebedev press release and his *News at Six *report come across as a more balanced but slightly Osborne-tilted piece of journalism, then *Newsnight *took the opposite approach. They went instead for the full-on anti-Osborne hatchet job treatment, complete with a sneering introduction from James O'Brien, wacky visual images of Mr Osborne being repeatedly hit on his... more »

"Who asked you to defend the position?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
It was the BBC's new media editor Amol Rajan who got the scoop that George Osborne MP has become the new editor of the Lebedev-owned *London Evening Standard*. Mr Osborne will succeed Sarah Sands, who's moving to become editor of BBC Radio 4's *Today. * Coincidentally, until December 2016, Amol was the editor of the Lebedev-owned *Independent.* (Small world!) Amol announced his scoop in a long series of tweets: 1/ EXCLUSIVE: @George_Osborne APPOINTED EDITOR OF THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD (ES). Will continue as MP. 2/ Starts mid-May. Awaiting approval of civil service advisory ... more »

Jim Willie Issues ALERT: We’re AT THE DOOR of the Global Currency Reset

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Jim Willie Issues ALERT: We’re AT THE DOOR of the Global Currency Reset by http://www.silverdoctors.com/ Something BIG is Afoot in Shanghai. The Chinese Have CHANGED THE GAME Suddenly. The Jig Is Up. – Submitted by Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie, GoldenJackass: Something big is afoot in the Shanghai Gold market. It seems that we are at […]

PEDOGATE: Systemic Global Pedophilia EXPOSED

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Mar 17, 2017 From the Franklin and Hampstead cover ups to Jimmy Savile and Sir Edward Heath, their crimes against children are legion and now they are bing exposed for all the world to see. #Pedogate is SYSTEMIC GLOBAL Pedophilia, and it’s an abomination that must be stopped. end

"Never More Frightening..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right." ~ Laurens van der Post

James Delingpole: why I hate Big Oil

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Big Oil at the SEC Source: Google imagesJames Delingpole, like most of us sceptics, has spent years defending fossil fuels. James, like most of us realists, has not received a cent from Big Oil. (Hey, Big Oil, this blog is open to offers....) Writing for Breibart, he has a piece titled Why I Totally Hate Big Oil – And Why You Should Too… Some Excerpts: ....Big Oil is far too busy trying to greenwash its image – as Shell itself did by sponsoring the Guardian’s environment pages for many years – to waste time on the plucky, outspoken heroes who do a better job for Big Oil’s PR tha... more »

Belief

Louis Hissink at Big G – Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
You only believe in something when you don’t know.

X22 Report, “This Economic Indicator Just Confirmed We Are In A Recession & Headed For A Disaster”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “This Economic Indicator Just Confirmed We Are In A Recession & Headed For A Disaster” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO2rimEm6dE

Free Download: Aldous Huxley, "The Doors of Perception"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” - Aldous Huxley Freely download "The Doors of Perception", by Aldous Huxley, here: - http://www.maps.org/

Polar Bears Are Fine – Except For the Hunting

Originally posted on sunshine hours: Polar Bears are fine. Except for the ones shot by hunters and turned into pelts for rich Chinese. … there are about 15,000 polar bears across Canada’s Arctic. “That’s likely the highest [population level] there has ever been.” There’s much at stake in the debate. Population figures are used to…

Risk and Nuclear Power Plants

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Andy May The financial risk is too great. Updated post (2/21/2017) In any discussion of the future of energy, nuclear power generation is brought up. Once a nuclear power plant is built and operating, it can produce cheap electricity reliably for decades. Further, in terms of human…

Has Trump Abandoned That Whole Populism Ploy That Won Him The Nomination And Then The Election?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning, David Brooks seemed genuinely surprised-- even shocked-- that the Trump Regime is turning into a standard Republican class warfare operation against working families. And he blamed it on the loss of clout that has befallen poor Steve Bannon. Did Brooks actually *believe* all the hollow Trump promises to turn things around for the unwashed (white) masses-- let alone the inner cities-- during the campaign? I had dinner the other other night with a close friend who's tight with Bannon. He told me Trump and Bannon plan to rebuild the inner cities entirely and thereby win ... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Night Light” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5VzYAPBVJc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The most distant object easily visible to the eye is M31, the great Andromeda Galaxy some two and a half million light-years away. But without a telescope, even this immense spiral galaxy - spanning over 200,000 light years - appears as a faint, nebulous cloud in the constellation Andromeda. In contrast, details of a bright yellow nucleus and dark winding dust lanes, are revealed in this digital telescopic image. *Click image for very large size.* Narrow band image data recording emission from hydrogen atoms, shows off the reddish star-forming regions dotting gorgeous blue spiral ar... more »

Chet Raymo, "On Saying 'I Don't Know'"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"On Saying 'I Don't Know'"* by Chet Raymo “Johannes Kepler is best known for figuring out the laws of planetary motion. In 1610, he published a little book called “The Six-Cornered Snowflake” that asked an even more fundamental question: How do visible forms arise? He wrote: "There must be some definite reason why, whenever snow begins to fall, its initial formation is invariably in the shape of a six-pointed starlet. For if it happens by chance, why do they not fall just as well with five corners or with seven?" All around him Kepler saw beautiful shapes in nature: six-pointed s... more »

"Your True Family..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof." - Richard Bach, “Illusions”

DOJ Delivers Trump Wiretap Documents To Congress, Statement Due Shortly

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Who is lying: Trump or his opponents? DOJ Delivers Trump Wiretap Documents To Congress, Statement Due Shortly by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com The DoJ just delivered documents to congressional committees responding to their request for information that could shed light on President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered U.S. agencies to spy on […]

Navy SEAL Insider Reveals Secret Behind Pedophile Roundup

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 17, 2017 Legendary Navy SEAL Craig “Sawman” Sawyer reveals how Donald Trump is rounding up all the secret pedophile groups. end

Idiots Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Maddow Gush About Her Trump Tax Returns Stunt As If It Were A Success

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, is pushing this non story about Trump’s tax returns. Did Trump commit a crime? NO! Was an impropriety committed? NO! Is this news? Obviously NOT! It is BS, innuendos … propaganda of wrong doing. FAKE NEWS! NOT News. – Published on Mar 16, 2017 Rachel Maddow went on the Tonight Show with […]

“I Would Kill Trump” Says ‘Making History’ star Adam Pally, If He Could

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 17, 2017 Adam Pally, the star of ‘Making History’ on Fox says if time travel were possible, he would go back in time and kill Donald Trump. end

Israel is ‘Acting as Air Power for ISIS’ – Investigative Journalist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 17, 2017 A total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning and hit “a military target” near Palmyra, according to the Syrian army. While Syrian forces say they shot down one of the jets and damaged another, Israel claims that none were harmed. Investigative journalist Rania Khalek joins RT […]

CrossTalk: Deep State

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Mar 17, 2017 Not long ago if you mentioned the Deep State many would call you a conspiracy theorist. Now we are discussing how strong it is and its loyalties. And most importantly, does it respect the will of the people? CrossTalking with Matthew Sheffield, William Craddick, and Charles Shoebridge. end

The Democrats’ Trump-Russia Conspiracy Campaign Collapses

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Democrats’ Trump-Russia Conspiracy Campaign Collapses by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Is sanity finally returning? After weeks of ranting and raving about Russian “interference” and Putin-Trump conspiracies, so-called ‘intelligence’ agencies and high-ranking Democrats are quietly walking back their rhetoric and managing their base’s expectations – simply put: there’s no ‘there’, there. – ‘Moon of Alabama’ reminds […]

Turkish Foreign Minister: “Religious Wars Will Start Soon In Europe”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Smells like Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations, Illuminist psyop, leading the sheeple towards WW3. This is: Christian West vs Muslim World. Does the Turkish foreign minister know something that we don’t? – Turkish Foreign Minister: “Religious Wars Will Start Soon In Europe” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Turkey’s arch-nemesis – well, one of many – Dutch politician […]

Syrian Army Claims It Shot Down Israeli Jet After Raid Near Palmyra

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Why is Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, attacking Syria? Syria did not attack Israel, so why are they attacking Syria? Who is the aggressor here? Zionist ‘666’ Israel. – Syrian Army Claims It Shot Down Israeli Jet After Raid Near Palmyra by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com The Syrian Army said Israeli warplanes targeted Syrian army […]

The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins…

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins… by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ On Wednesday, the temporary suspension of the debt ceiling ended, and so now the federal government is not going to be able to go into any more debt until the debt ceiling is raised. For the moment, […]

The Illuminati Council on Foreign Relations: The Power Behind Big News / Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Uploaded on Dec 7, 2011 One version says that the CFR is an organization sister to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Britain), both founded in 1921 right after World War I when the League of Nations idea failed. The sole purpose of such organizations is to condition the public to accept a Global Governance […]

U2: Bullet the Blue Sky

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

We looked into why YouTube is restricting LGBTQ+ content

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 1 day ago
YouTube has an optional mode called ‘Restricted Mode’ that enables people to filter out ‘potentially objectionable content’. But LGBTQ+ content creators are complaining that it restricts their videos. And in particular, they’re complaining that videos are being filtered in which the only thing that could be called objectionable is the reference to the fact that […] The post We looked into why YouTube is restricting LGBTQ+ content appeared first on The Canary.

Lakota WWI Code Talkers Receive Congressional Gold Medal

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
Seventeen Standing Rock Sioux tribal members will receive posthumous Congressional Gold Medals today for their service as code talkers during World War One. The men’s native language was critical in shielding sensitive information from the enemy. Standing Rock Sioux Veterans Service Officer Manaja Hill says the tribe’s World War One code talkers served to defend their people and ancestral lands. “So, their commitment and their willingness to fight for...truly…our way of life and our land, their families, their relatives,” explains Hill. “Truly that’s what it was. Because there w... more »

Friday Evening Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Linda McQuaig discusses the need to fight fake news about Canada's health care system (and the corporate raiders trying to amplify it): (I)t was with some pleasure last week that I watched as a Republican congressman tried to insist that Canadians routinely flock to the U.S. for health care, only to have MSNBC host Ali Velshi stop him dead in his tracks. “Sir, I grew up in Canada,” Velshi declared. “I live in Canada. My entire family is in Canada. Nobody I know ever came to the United States for health care. I am sure you have a handful of stor... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Talca, Maule, Chile. Thanks for stopping by.

"In The Final Analysis..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” - Mother Teresa

"Here’s How WW III Could Start"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Here’s How WW III Could Start"* by Brian Maher "The date: Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 The place: Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, three miles west of Cheyenne. Home of the Air Force’s 90th Missile Wing - and its 150 nuclear Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. Launch crews stood vigil at their posts that routine Saturday in October. They always do, each and every hour of the 24, 12 months of the calendar… awaiting the signal. The doomsday signal to unleash their Armageddon fires. But that one October Saturday something went wrong. Dangerously wrong. Suddenly, no warning,... more »

Texas and Medicaid: How big can you dream?

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Deane Waldman 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.

No White House Apology On Claim That British Intelligence Monitored Then Candidate Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying* WASHINGTON — President Trump refused to back down on Friday after his White House aired an unverified claim that Britain’s spy agency secretly monitored him during last year’s campaign at the behest of President Barack Obama. Although his aides in private conversations since Thursday night had tried to calm British officials who were livid over the claim, Mr. Trump made clear that he felt the White House had nothing to retract or apologize for. He said his spokesman was simply repeating an assertion made by a ... more »

Holland Used Paper Ballots To Foil Putin But, Despite Hacking, Georgia Refuses To Do Likewise

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Holland was smart. They chucked their electronic voting system this week and everyone voted using paper ballots after Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear were caught trying to hack into electronic voting equipment the way they did in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Ohio, putting Trump over the top. Instead Putin's candidate in Holland, neo-Nazi Geert Wilders, did significantly worse than polls had predicted, winning just 20 seats in the House of Representatives, where he and his racist thugs will just be a noisy opposition party in the 150 seat chamber. The U.S. should go back ... more »

Saturday Event in Brunswick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

The Light Horsemen (1987)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *Wikipedia:* The Lighthorsemen is a 1987 Australian feature film about the men of a World War I light horse unit involved in Sinai and Palestine Campaign's 1917 Battle of Beersheeba. The film is based on a true story and most of the characters in the film were based on real people. It follows in the wake of other Australian New Wave war films such as Breaker Morant (1980), Gallipoli (1981), and the 5-part TV series Anzacs (1985). Recurring themes of these films include the Australian identity, such as mateship and larrikinism, the loss of innocence in war, and also the contin... more »

On the Reproducibility of the IPCC’s climate sensitivity

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Dr. Antero Ollila The highest ranked scientific journal Nature published on the 28th of July 2016 an article based on the survey for 1,576 researchers. More than 70 % of the researchers were not able to reproduce the results of another scientist’s experiments. Are there…

Will the Oroville Dam survive the ARkStorm?

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by David Hagen Should California plan for permanent drought or climate persistence? After six years of drought, California was deluged in 2017 by sequential “atmospheric rivers” causing the highest January/February rainfall on recent record. California’s Oroville Dam experienced failures of both its primary and emergency spillways. The accumulated debris even…

Exergy and Power Plants

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Andy May Key question: Can renewables ever replace fossil fuels and nuclear? Understanding the value of renewables, vis-à-vis fossil fuels and nuclear power, requires that we consider that all energy is not equal in value. In fact, the quantity we call energy can be misleading and many…

Arctic Ice Loss and The AMO

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4309966/HALF-Arctic-ice-loss-driven-natural-swings.html ? Shock news! Scientists discover natural climate cycles. From the Mail: ? The Arctic icecap is shrinking – but it’s not all our fault, a major study of the polar region has found. At least half of the disappearance is…

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Omnia feat. Melissa Loretta - Halo

Green Energy Costs to Double, Committee on Climate Change Reveals

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/green-energy-costs-to-double-committee-on-climate-change-reveals/ From GWPF: They announced, just as five of the big six energy providers raised prices by between 7-10%, that ‘Britain’s low carbon energy revolution is actually saving money for households’. Nothing could be further from the truth. Tucked away at the bottom of a technical annex was a […]

Climate change financing dropped from G20 draft statement

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-germany-climatechange-idUSKBN16O1S1 There have been suggestions of this coming this week. From Reuters: Opposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programs to combat climate change from the draft communique at a G20 finance and central bankers meeting. A G20 […]

Irish town built a memorial to thank Native Americans who helped during Famine

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
A sculpture of nine eagle feathers commemorates the time in 1847, during the Great Hunger, when the Native American Choctaw People donated a substantial amount of money to the Irish famine relief. In 2015, a statue was commissioned to be built in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland, to honor the kindness of the Choctaws. But the story begins in 1831, when the Choctaw people were forcibly removed from their ancestral lands in Mississippi. A few years later, Choctaws learned of people starving in Ireland. Only sixteen years had passed since the Choctaws had faced hunger and death on the... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) speaks as South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se looks on during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea March 17, 2017. REUTERS/JUNG Yeon-Je *Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times*: *Tillerson’s Asia Trip Could Signal the End US Soft Diplomacy* It was clear as soon as Rex Tillerson arrived in Tokyo late Wednesday that the new secretary of state’s first trip to Asia could turn out to be a mission impossible. In a six-day tour of three nations, the unproven diplomat is tasked with persuading Japan, South Korea, and China to support a tough, milit... more »

On the Reproducibility of the IPCC’s climate sensitivity

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Dr. Antero Ollila The highest ranked scientific journal Nature published on the 28th of July 2016 an article based on the survey for 1,576 researchers. More than 70 % of the researchers were not able to reproduce the results of another scientist’s experiments. Are there…

Will the Oroville Dam survive the ARkStorm?

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by David Hagen Should California plan for permanent drought or climate persistence? After six years of drought, California was deluged in 2017 by sequential “atmospheric rivers” causing the highest January/February rainfall on recent record. California’s Oroville Dam experienced failures of both its primary and emergency spillways. The accumulated debris even…

Exergy and Power Plants

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Andy May Key question: Can renewables ever replace fossil fuels and nuclear? Understanding the value of renewables, vis-à-vis fossil fuels and nuclear power, requires that we consider that all energy is not equal in value. In fact, the quantity we call energy can be misleading and many…

The footballer who ordered his girlfriend killed and fed to his dogs just got signed to play for a major club [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 1 day ago
A footballer who served seven years in prison for having his former partner killed and her body fed to his dogs is now a free man. And he has already been signed by a major club to continue his top flight football career. The killing of Eliza Samudio Eliza Samudio was separated from Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes when […] The post The footballer who ordered his girlfriend killed and fed to his dogs just got signed to play for a major club [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The Green Party co-leader gives a heartbreaking plea for the children of Europe’s forgotten crisis

Steve Topple at The Canary - 1 day ago
The co-leader of the Green Party has spoken exclusively to The Canary about his recent trip to Calais. And Jonathan Bartley says he witnessed first-hand a child refugee crisis that has all but been forgotten by politicians and the public. Back to the jungle As The Canary previously reported, the so-called ‘Calais Jungle’ was demolished […] The post The Green Party co-leader gives a heartbreaking plea for the children of Europe’s forgotten crisis appeared first on The Canary.

Warning: Judges Creating “Affirmative Right to Immigrate”

Selwyn Duke at rss - 1 day ago
[image: warning-judges-creating-affirmative-right-to-immigrate] In the name of stopping Donald Trump, the courts are not only endangering Americans but could be ushering in “the end of the United States in any meaningful sense.” They’re doing this by creating, out of thin air, an “affirmative right to immigrate,” says senior *Conservative Review* editor Daniel Horowitz.

Bills in New York State Legislature Target Free Speech

Warren Mass at rss - 1 day ago
[image: bills-in-new-york-state-legislature-target-free-speech] A bill in the New York legislature would fine website operators for not removing online material deemed to be “inaccurate,” “irrelevant,” “inadequate,” or “excessive.” Three other bills already passed by the New York State Senate would also attack free speech.

Venezuela’s Marxist Dictator Orders Arrest of Bakers Making Croissants

Bob Adelmann at rss - 1 day ago
[image: venezuela-s-marxist-dictator-orders-arrest-of-bakers-making-croissants] Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro inherited an incredible bread machine, and has done everything in his power to demolish it.

March 17: I hate reading the news.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
A big story here in Canada's east end is that our residents want immigrants to be tested to ensure they have Canadian values. What are Canadian values? Actually, nobody knows since nobody has ever made a list of them. So here's a start. 1. Canadians value their native peoples, and want to clear up all the problems we have created for them. (Actually, we can't be sure yet that's a value because we've never made any attempt to do it.) 2. Canadians believe in equality for women. And that raises the issue of deporting all Roman Catholics since women are not equal to men in the Catholi... more »

World News Briefs -- March 17, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Syrian rebels say U.S.-led coalition attacks mosque, Pentagon denies it* Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham said on Friday that the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State attacked a mosque near Syria's Aleppo, in a strike that a war monitor said killed dozens of people. The Pentagon denied the accusations and, in a rare move, showed an aerial image to illustrate the mosque was intact and the building destroyed was across the street. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said jets hit around a mosque in al-Jina village near Atarib in the western part of Aleppo provin... more »

X22 Report, “The Rothschilds Are The Controlling Party, Have They Orchestrated It All?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Rothschilds Are The Controlling Party, Have They Orchestrated It All?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reUkxkaDFRg

Notice to Readers

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*greencrow - Notice to Readers* Just letting my readers know I'll be stepping away from my computer for a few days. Even a crow needs a little bit of "down" time. Will be checking into the blog sporadically to do regular maintenance and shoo the trolls away ; ). If circumstances/geostrategic events warrant...I may even do a post. In my absence, readers are invited to go into the archives at the bottom right of this page to access and read previous of the *754 posts* I've placed on this blog. Many of them have been updated with more recent links. I also encourage you to visit ... more »

Universal Basic Income–Not The Answer, Yet But Needs To Be Discussed by Graham Peebles

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 1 day ago
by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England March 17, 2017 Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, brings death and disease, robs people of […]

PAUL RYAN IN COLLEGE: A SOCIAL INJUSTICE WARRIOR WITH A NASTY MENTOR

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Are we really surprised by this? *Paul Ryan says he fantasized about cutting health care for the poor at his college keggers* ... In a conversation with the National Review’s Rich Lowry on Friday, Ryan bragged about how conservatives now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take health coverage away from the most vulnerable Americans. “So Medicaid,” Ryan told Lowry, “sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate. We’ve been dreaming of this since I’ve been around — since you and I were drinking at a keg. . . . I’ve been thinking about this stuff for a long time. We’r... more »

Cheerios Gives Away 1.5 Billion Wildflower Seeds in ‘Save the Bees’ Promotion

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
In March 2017, General Mills Inc. handed out more than a billion wildflower seeds in a promotion aimed at fighting the decimation of bee populations in North America.

Did President Trump Refuse To Shake Hands With German Chancellor Merkel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Post:* *Trump doesn’t shake hands with Merkel during photo op* President Trump did not extend his hand to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s in a Friday Oval Office photo op, a courtesy he usually extends to foreign leaders visiting the white House. Trump sat next to Merkel in front of a fireplace for the brief photo-op. “Very good,” Trump said to assembled reporters when asked about what the two leaders discussed. “Lots of things.” “Very good, thanks,” Merkel said in German. But Trump hardly looked at Merkel and, when the photo op ended, didn’t move in for a hands... more »

House GOP ObamaCare replacement puts cronyism before patients

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Drew White And to add insult to injury, the House bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, provides a bucket of hard earned taxpayer money to shore up insurance companies as they try to navigate a continued top-down federal regulatory regime.

Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
The Sami parliament, representing indigenous people also known as Lapps, has convinced Norway’s second largest pension fund to ditch the oil pipeline project In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded the country’s second largest pension fund to withdraw its money from companies linked to a controversial oil project backed by Donald Trump. This week, after lobbying by the Sami parliament, Norway’s local authority pension fund KLP announced it would sell of shares worth $58m in companies building the pipeline. Vib... more »

Another Republican State Senator Caught With The Meat In His Mouth-- Underaged Meat At That

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Senator Shortey with his amigo, Freddo Trump* Just over a week ago we attempted to tell the sad saga of another Republican closet case-turned-child molester, an all too familiar theme of conservative politics. Wednesday, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, the viciously homophobic Republican, who probably shot a 13 year old and definitely lured young boys to let him film them playing strip poker in his bedroom while boozing them up, finally got his million dollar bail reduced to $350,000 and got out of the hoosegow. (As part of his release deal, he agreed to wear a monitoring devi... more »

How to Adopt a Child in Nunavut

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
R.A v. S.K. and D.K. 2017 NUCJ 5: [12] In Nunavut there are two ways of adopting a child. One way is in accordance with Inuit custom. This does not involve the Courts or any government agencies. If a child has been adopted in accordance with Inuit custom, an adoptive parent may apply for a certificate recognizing the adoption. This is done pursuant to the ACARA, by providing certain information to a Custom Adoption Commissioner and requesting a Certificate. The Commissioner reviews the information and if he or she is satisfied that the child was adopted in accordance with Inuit ... more »

Did Tom Price Say It Is ‘Better for Our Budget If Cancer Patients Die More Quickly’?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A statement attributed to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about the budget benefits of cancer patients' dying quickly is apocryphal.

Do Takis Brand Corn Chips Cause Ulcers and Cancer in Children?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Excessive consumption of spicy snack foods can cause stomach problems in children, but there's no evidence eating appropriate portions will cause the development of ulcers or cancer.

President Trump Welcomes German Chancellor Merkel To The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Trump praises Merkel on Germany's spending on defense, NATO* U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States would respect historic institutions but that other countries must pay their fair share to support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Trump, speaking at a news conference following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said he thanked her "for the German government's commitment to increase defense spending and work toward contributing at least 2 percent of GDP" for NATO. *Read more* .... *Update #1:* Trump welcomes Germany's Merkel ... more »

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"An Old Irish Blessing"* "May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!"

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

"We Paid The Price In Full..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We who have been hunted through the rapids of life, torn from our former roots, always driven to the end and obliged to begin again, victims and yet also the willing servants of unknown mysterious powers, we for whom comfort has become an old legend and security, a childish dream, have felt tension from pole to pole of our being, the terror of something always new in every fibre. Every hour of our years was linked to the fate of the world. In sorrow and in joy we have lived through time and history far beyond our own small lives, while they knew nothing beyond themselves. Every one... more »

The Economy: "The Three Faces of Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Three Faces of Evil"* by Jeff Nielson "Once upon a time, Western societies boasted prosperity, broad civil liberties, and general adherence to the Rule of Law. This prosperity was not confined to a small minority within these populations (as it is today), but rather was distributed throughout the vast majority. It is not a coincidence that general prosperity existed simultaneously along side the Rule of Law, rather it is an imperative. Historically, the only time that human societies have exhibited general prosperity is when there is justice. In just societies, economic oppor... more »

Russian Summons Israeli Envoy- Demands Clarification On Syria Strikes

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
Interesting? And, I believe a first? Follow up to this earlier post: *No Fly/Safe Zone Pretext? Israeli/ US Airstrikes etc.,* *Times of Israel * Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Moscow on March 9, 2017 *Russia summoned the Israeli Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren to provide clarifications Friday, less than 24 hours after Israel struck targets in Syria nation, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement explaining the reasoning behind the operation. * *Syria sent two letters to the UN * ... more »

To what was Donald J. Trump referring?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017Answering Kevin Drum's question:* Yesterday, Kevin Drum asked some largely sensible questions. He wanted to know what Donald J. Trump was talking about in his most recent comments about the wiretap charge, his comments to Tucker Carlson. More specifically, here's what Drum asked. We're editing out Drum's account of a failed search at the New York Times web site: DRUM (3/16/17): *Last night I read Donald Trump's comment that he had read the word "wiretap" in the New York Times on January 20,* so he figured that made it OK on March 4 to accuse President Obama ... more »

You’re not imagining it. The White House really did just share fake news [IMAGE]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 1 day ago
In a daily White House post on 17 March, the Trump Administration really messed up. It appears to have confused a piece of anti-Trump satire with a pro-Trump news article. And the mistake couldn’t have been more hilarious. The daily post Just in case the White House realised its error, The Canary took this screenshot from the […] The post You’re not imagining it. The White House really did just share fake news [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Boris Johnson probably regrets sending that tweet about George Osborne’s new job [TWEETS]

James Wright at The Canary - 1 day ago
Boris Johnson has come in cheering for George Osborne’s new job as Editor of The London Evening Standard. Brilliant appointment for Evening Standard and good for London hooray! — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 17, 2017 But Twitter swiftly sent the former London Mayor home: @BorisJohnson You wouldn't recognise a conflict of interest if it had […] The post Boris Johnson probably regrets sending that tweet about George Osborne’s new job [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

US forced to admit it wasn’t Russia that carried out the latest Syrian atrocity [IMAGE]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 1 day ago
On Thursday 16 March, an airstrike on a mosque in Syria’s Aleppo province reportedly killed at least 42 civilians. But contrary to early reports, it was not a Russian or Syrian government attack. It was carried out by the US-led coalition. “Targeting rebels” US military chiefs claim the attack was targeting al-Qaeda rebels in nearby […] The post US forced to admit it wasn’t Russia that carried out the latest Syrian atrocity [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Five New Charmed Baryons Discovered By LHCb!

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
While I was busy reporting the talks at the "Neutrino Telescope" conference in Venice, LHCb released a startling new result, which I have not much time to describe in much detail this evening (it's Friday evening here in Italy and I'm going to call the week off), and yet wish to share with you as soon as possible. The spectroscopy of low- and intermediate-mass hadrons (whatever this means) is a complex topic which either enthuses particle physicists or bores them to death. There are two reasons for this dycothomic behaviour. read more