Thursday, February 16, 2017

16 February - Blogs I'm Following

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Children trained to behead Western men... in Chicago

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 4 minutes ago
All of us have gotten used to the beheading of people in the Muslim world. Sadly, it was often the real people who were beheaded – such as Western visitors or this 12-year-old boy. Our ancestors enjoyed similar exercises some 700 years ago – and in some cases, much more recently. The Muslim world is still socially living in the Middle Ages so we shouldn't be surprised that certain practices look disturbing to us. Some two years ago, this culture has spread to a country that is much closer to us, Ukraine. Here, in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine, people burn an effigy of Putin and c... more »

Shocking Details Emerge On The Treatment And Abuse Of Female German Soldiers At Elite Military Base

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
© AFP 2016/ THOMAS FREY / DPA *DW:** Female Bundeswehr soldiers abused and forced to pole-dance* *A new report details the humiliation and harrassment at a southern German army base. New recruits had to strip down and go through cruel hazing rituals. Germany's defense minister has condemned the actions as repulsive.* The Staufer barracks in Pfullendorf, a small town in southern Germany, are a special operations training center for the Bundeswehr, Germany's army. But the gruesome events that have taken place there have absolutely nothing to do with regular soldier training. A new r... more »

Vast Lake of Molten Carbonate Discovered Under the Continental USA

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists have just discovered a 1.8 million square kilometre lake semi-molten carbonate (CO2) compounds under our feet – but still think the contribution of volcanoes to the annual CO2 emission budget is insignificant compared to human emissions. Scientists uncover huge reservoir of melting…

Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance?

Andrew Boyd, Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 19 minutes ago
A log of your preexisting conditions? Timo Newton-Sims/timo_w2s/flickr, CC BY-SA Wearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company. At first, this sounds lucrative for the people who participate, and good for the companies, who want healthier insurance customers. But it’s not quite so simple. Under the program, people who have certain health insurance coverage plans with United Healthcare can elect to wear a Fitbit activity tracker and share their data with the insurance company. The data would be analyzed by Qualcomm Life, a company that proc... more »

Like It Or Not, Obamacare Affects Everyone (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 20 minutes ago
Before President Donald Trump vows to repeal Obamacare, what are some of the hidden benefits that have improved people’s lives?

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 28 minutes ago
*Pod Pushers* Sailors move a fuel pod on the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 9, 2017, as part of a U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

Russia, Trump and the 2016 election: What's the best way for Congress to investigate?

Jordan Tama, Assistant Professor of International Relations, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 55 minutes ago
Exactly how will the U.S. conduct a fair and accurate investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and links with President Donald Trump’s campaign? U.S. congressional leaders are discussing options. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said that the Senate intelligence committee is best suited to investigate any concerns related to Russia. Senator Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican voice on foreign policy, suggested Congress should establish a select, or special, committee of lawmakers to probe the matter. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in t... more »

Iran Warns The White House To Not Disclose Secret Deals Relating To The Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a negotiation meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) over Iran’s nuclear program (Photo: Reuters) *Washington Free Beacon:* *Iran Warns Trump Against Disclosing Secret Iran Deal Documents* *Iran claims disclosure threatens deal.* Senior Iranian officials are warning the Trump administration about disclosing secret deals related to the nuclear deal that have long been hidden from the public by the Obama administration, according to recent comments that prompted pushback from senior sources on Capitol Hill. Iran's ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 hour ago
A good letter gets results I have always found it easy to write and as a result I write a lot of letters, mostly by snail mail. So when I see something happening that I don't like, I don't just bitch about it. I send a letter to whomever is likely to be able to fix it. And it will be no surprise that I have written to the big bosses of banks quite a lot. As I think everyone reading this will know, banks can be very frustrating One thing that has been bothering me a bit lately is the way Australian banks keep closing branches or downgrading the services that they offer from a ... more »

The Dark Side of Sending Jobs to China and Mexico

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 hour ago
Saw this research paper on PBS news tonight. The rising mortality rates among white middle aged people in America. What is interesting is they are dying from diseases of despair, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction. There has been a sense in "white America" of being besieged. Over 20 years of jobs being sent to China, Mexico and India has created a depression in middle America. There is a reason Donald Trump got elected, he spoke to the middle, that 66% of the bell curve that is ignored by identity politics as "a basket of deplorables" as Hilary sunk her own boat with thos... more »

MSM catches up with ACS blog on Entomophagy

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 hour ago
Image: StartupNBC News is catching up with our blog: How Crickets Could Help Save the Planet Edible insects are a viable, untapped resource that could help meet the food and water demands of the world's ever-expanding population. And it's really no wonder: Insects are highly nutritious, and also far more environmentally friendly to raise than conventional livestock. Compared with cows, pigs, or chickens, crickets require a fraction of the land, water, and food, and produce less greenhouse gases and ammonia. Gee, we wrote a post (TIC) in September 2014 *Eat Insects and save the Ear... more »

Deep State And Mainstream Media Working Together’ to Get Rid of Trump – Lionel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 A renewed frequency of references to ‘deep state’ in discussions of General Michael Flynn and the frequent intel leaks plaguing the Trump administration. But what does this term really mean? Media and legal analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT America’s Ashlee Banks to discuss the concept, once in ‘tinfoil […]

Obama’s Stasi Begins Soft Coup With Flynn’s Political Assassination?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 With leaks designed to destroy the credibility of key members of the Trump administration, and the ultimate goal that Trump “ ill die in jail”, the “Deep State”, the rogue intelligence community, has seceded from the republic, declared civil war and asserted its sovereignty. The CIA used to hide its […]

Alfred Lillienthal (Jew): Zionist Ashkenazi Khazar Counterfeit Jews Claim to Israel Unfounded !

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel is NOT the Israel of the Bible. It is a Satanic 666 counterfeit. The Bible states very clearly and conclusively that Ashkenazis (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT semitic people. – Alfred Lillienthal: Zionist Ashkenazi Khazar Counterfeit Jews Claim to Israel Unfounded ! by (Alfred Lillienthal 1915-2008, top, was a pioneer anti-Zionist […]

“LOST” Winston Churchill Essay On Aliens Discovered!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Keep in mind that IMO: “Aliens” = fallen angels and the Nephilim. end

Trump Administration on Verge of Crisis Over Russia: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 The administration of US President Donald Trump is doing everything in its power to avoid a political crisis with Russia over the Crimean peninsula, says James Jatras, a former US senate foreign policy adviser. end

Tehran: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Biggest Threat to Peace in the Middle East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman dismisses U.S. and Israeli allegations against the country’s nuclear program as baseless. Bahram Qassemi says the Israeli regime’s nuclear weapons arsenal is the biggest threat to the peace and security of the region and the world. The comments come after the U-S president and the Israeli […]

Trump in Conflict with ‘Deep State’ Over Troop Deployment: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Feb 16, 2017 The administration of US President Donald Trump is in conflict with intelligence agencies over deploying American troops to Syria to fight the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, an American political analyst in Virginia says. end

Senator Finally Admits The Truth: America’s Hands Are Just As Dirty As Russia’s

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Senator Finally Admits The Truth: America’s Hands Are Just As Dirty As Russia’s by Tyler Durden, Last December, at the height of the “Russia hacked the election” scandal, we showed that between 1946 and 2000, the US had interfered in foreign presidential elections at least 81 times in the period from 1946 through 2000. […]

US Intel Agencies Keep Trump in Dark Citing Alleged ‘Russian Contacts’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Who rules America? Who controls the western Illuminist intelligence agencies? The Synagogue of Satan. Organization chart bottom of post. The POTUS has very little real power. He is essentially a front man to sell the agendas of the Illuminati. Unfortunately, for the western Illuminati, Trump is NOT their boy and does not want to play […]

Kucinich Warns of “Deep State”, Defends Trump, Tells America to “Wake Up”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Kucinich Warns of “Deep State”, Defends Trump, Tells America to “Wake Up” by Mike “Mish” Shedlock, Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate, defended Donald Trump on “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday. In regards to Michael Flynn’s resignation, Kucinich defended Trump and told America to “Wake Up” – Anti-Russia Game In the interview, Kucinich […]

The Globalists Strike Back With A Major Push Toward A Cashless Society

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Globalists Strike Back With A Major Push Toward A Cashless Society by Michael Snyder, Their agenda may be on the rocks in the United States at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that the globalists are giving up. In fact, a major push toward a cashless society is being made in the European Union right […]

‘The European Project Has FAILED’ Trump’s Brussels Envoy Pick Blasts ‘UNDEMOCRATIC’ Bloc

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
‘The European Project Has FAILED’ Trump’s Brussels Envoy Pick Blasts ‘UNDEMOCRATIC’ Bloc by TOM PARFITT, DONALD Trump’s likely EU ambassador has launched a blistering attack on the “undemocratic” bloc and its “elitist” leaders. – In comments that will terrify Brussels, Ted Malloch said the EU had become “bloated” by bureaucracy and “anti-Americanism”. And he called for […]

South Korea is the Newest Country Seeking to Eliminate Cash And Wants to Do So by 2020

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
South Korea is the Newest Country Seeking to Eliminate Cash And Wants to Do So by 2020 by First it was Sweden, who’s people are so intoxicated by technology that it was not very difficult to get them to give up their cash to run on an entirely electronic financial system. Then in November India […]

‘He Will Die in Jail’: Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
‘He Will Die in Jail’ – Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump by A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump. – John Schindler, a national security columnist for the Observer and former NSA analyst, published an article on Sunday titled […]

EU Steps Up The Pace For Cashless Society In 2017/18

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
EU Steps Up The Pace For Cashless Society In 2017/18 by Graham Vanbergen, True Publica, via On the 23rd January 2017 the EU Commission issued the “Commission Initiative Roadmap” for 2018 regarding the step up fight against the financing of terrorism, also known as its ‘Payments Restriction Initiative’ or as we are reading more often, the cashless society. […]

Don't Fall For The Hype: John Wisniewski Is Not Bernie Sanders And Is Not A Real Progressive

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Want Wisniewski to be more pro-Choice? He says he's not a "vicious ideologue."* I wish there was a great and plausible candidate for the New Jersey governorship this year. I would love to be endorsing Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka or former Congressman Rush Holt. But they're not running and the whole weight of the Democratic Party seems to be coming down on the side of Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs billionaire/bankster endorsed by the whole establishment, from Machine hacks like Joseph DiVincenzo and Stephen Sweeney (as well as the Bergen and Monmout... more »

luxor: the trouble with taxis

allan at wmtc - 1 hour ago
*A guest post from Allan*: Laura has mentioned some of our troubles with our various taxi drivers in Luxor. She has not wanted to get into too much detail, but she thought a guest post on the subject would be a good idea. So I’ll be the one giving you way too much information. In Cairo, we were extremely lucky when Tito at the Pyramids View Inn hooked us up with Abdul for our trip to Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshur. During our second day with Abdul, driving around Cairo, he asked how we would get around in Luxor. (In addition to the sites near town, there would be at least one long r... more »

Alice Embree : METRO EVENT | DSA to screen ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ at the Alamo

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2017 Event: Screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7 p.m. Where: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Address: 1120 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704 AUSTIN … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO EVENT* | DSA to screen ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ at the Alamo

Thorne Dreyer; Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa : STORY & PHOTO GALLERY | Austin takes to the streets

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
Spirited resistance movement sparks hope amid the fear and loathing. By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2017 Gallery of photography by Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa, below. AUSTIN — As we suffer through the … finish reading Thorne Dreyer; Alan Pogue, James Retherford, and Nathalia Ochoa : *STORY & PHOTO GALLERY* | Austin takes to the streets

U.S. A-10s Used Depleted Uranium Rounds On Two Airstrikes In Syria In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A US military spokesman said A-10 attack aircraft used depleted uranium rounds on November 16 and 22, 2015 in attacks on tanker trucks carrying oil for the Islamic State group (AFP Photo/Sgt. Paige Behringer) *Washington Post*:* The Pentagon said it wouldn’t use depleted uranium rounds against ISIS. Months later, it did — thousands of times.* Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, U.S. aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Life Is” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Life Is” -

"It’s Only a Matter of Time Before There Is Blood on the Streets" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"It’s Only a Matter of Time Before There Is Blood on the Streets"* by Charlie Daniels "Over a century ago, the United States of America went through a divisive and bloody Civil War that separated the people of this nation bone from marrow. It split friends, families and eventually the nation itself as a line was drawn dividing the Union States of the North from the newly formed Confederacy of the Southern States. Ostensibly, the war that followed was fought over the abolition of slavery, a devilish practice that never should have been allowed in the first place, and although it was... more »

Trail Time

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 2 hours ago
We've been having some unseasonably mild weather here the past few days and it really has felt as if we may get an early Spring. Normally I would welcome this but of course we got an early Spring last year and we all know what happened.....raging fires and chaos. I put this out of my mind however, and hit the Birchwood Trail system. It's rare that I go there this early in the year. The ground is usually still a nightmare of ice and snow.....and it was but I was willing to risk a little bit of a slide in order to be able to get outside and get rid of a little cabin fever. Last y... more »

Vice Admiral Robert Harward Has Declined President Trump’s Offer To Be The New National Security Adviser

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*CBS: **Vice Admiral Robert Harward turns down national security adviser job* Vice Admiral Robert Harward has rejected President Trump’s offer to be the new national security adviser, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports. Sources close to the situation told Garrett Harward and the administration had a dispute over staffing the security council. Two sources close to the situation confirm Harward demanded his own team, and the White House resisted. Specifically, Mr. Trump told Deputy National Security Adviser K. T. McFarland that she could retain her post, even after the ouster of Natio... more »

Know Any Crazy Gay People Who Voted For Trumpanzee?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Even he's laughing at the idiots* Perhaps you read something about Trump being forced to fire his National Security Advisor after just a few weeks on the job, when he was exposed for taking cash from Putin and illicitly conniving with him even before Trump was sworn in. Many people find that rather important. But the bigoted little shit from the KKK that the Senate confirmed as Trump's Attorney General has something else he wants the Department of Justice to prioritize for investigation and remediation: LGBT equality. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III sees equality for gays and les... more »

Medical Kidnapping by the State, Forcing Dangerous Treatments on Children

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Cassius Methyl* - Parents are quickly losing the right to make medical decisions for their children. The post Medical Kidnapping by the State, Forcing Dangerous Treatments on Children appeared first on Waking Times.

The Downsides of Burden-Sharing

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 3 hours ago
Abe Newman and I have a piece in Vox on Trump’s attempt to pressure allies into spending more on defense. You should ignore the title. The gist of the argument is that, first, there are upsides to having wealthy and technologically advanced allies dependent on the US for their security needs; second, while it would be great to get […]

Did California Divert Dam Repair Funds to Programs for ‘Illegals’?

Bethania Palma at - 4 hours ago
Money for the state's dam infrastructure does not come from the same fund as programs that would pay for programs serving immigrants, either with or without documents.

Did President Nixon Say Watergate Details Were ‘Illegally’ Leaked by Deep Throat?

Kim LaCapria at - 4 hours ago
A meme hinting at parallels between President Donald Trump and the Watergate scandal was based on a quote that does not appear to be real.

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Framing a bright emission region, this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula, the reddish glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also found in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless as Sh2-101. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. *Click image for larger size.* Ultraviolet radiation from young energetic stars at the edge of the Cygnus OB3 association,... more »

Chet Raymo, “tl;dr” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“tl;dr”* by Chet Raymo “When I was invited to write a weekly column for the Boston Globe (the original Science Musings) those many years ago, I thought it took at least a thousand words to say anything that anyone would want to read. A gripping lead. Statement of theme. Development of theme. Recapitulation of theme and catchy exit. A thousand words were about right. I was paid by the column, not the word count. As the years passed, I learned that brevity is the soul of wit, and the column slowly shrank. 900 words. 800. After all, he who coined the phrase stands as the greatest wit... more »

"In The Time Of Your Life..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"In the time of your life, live- so that in good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unwort... more »

“How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life”* By Melanie Greenberg “’Loser! You messed this up again! You should have known better!’ Sound familiar? It’s that know-it-all, bullying, mean-spirited committee in your head. Don’t you wish they would just shut up already? We all have voices inside our heads commenting on our moment-to-moment experiences, the quality of our past decisions, mistakes we could have avoided, and what we should have done differently. For some people, these voices are really mean and make a bad situation infinitely worse. Rather than e... more »

Global Warming/Cooling at Nobbys

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Nobbys Head Picture: WikipediaWorking on another project, I needed a record of the temperatures at Nobby's Head. Anthony Cox provided the following Bureau of Meteorology link for Average Monthly Mean Maximum temperatures for Nobbys from 1862 to 2016: Mean Maximum Temperature Nobbys is a headland located at the Southern Entrance to Newcastle Harbour, New South Wales. My project was for February and so, with the help of an Excel spreadsheet, I plotted each year and then plotted an average for each decade. When Graphed the data look like this: If there has been global warming, it ... more »

Hezbollah Leader: All Of Israel Now Under Threat Including Its Nuclear Reactor In Dimona

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post: **Nasrallah warns: Hezbollah's missiles can hit Israel's nuclear reactor* *Hezbollah leader says all of Israel now under threat: 'We can strike any part of Israel, we can hit Dimona nuclear reactor.'* The Hezbollah terrorist organization warned Israel it could strike anywhere in the country, and threatened to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona in southern Israel. Speaking on Thursday, Hezbollah chairman Hassan Nasrallah boasted that his group was capable of hitting any strategic target in the Jewish state, including the nuclear research facility in Dimona – one o... more »

Power of the People – From Encaged to Outraged

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - The system is not improving, it is not progressing. The post Power of the People – From Encaged to Outraged appeared first on Waking Times.

Did President Trump Send Federal Troops, Armored Vehicles to Chicago?

Dan Evon at - 5 hours ago
A video shows a Chicago Police Department SWAT vehicle along with the claim that Trump sent federal troops in armored vehicles to the city.

A water protector saves an injured bald eagle while driving back home from Standing Rock

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
A man named Robert Garrett, who was driving to St. Louis from Standing Rock, saw a juvenile bald eagle get hit by a truck. The truck moved on, so Garrett stopped, scooped up the bird, put it in his passenger seat and drove it the 300 miles back here to take it to the Wildlife Hospital at the sanctuary. The eagle has damage to the right eye and head, but his outlook is good. The World Bird Sanctuary says it relies on the public a lot to rescue all kinds of birds of prey. Just call them at 636-861-1392, and they’ll walk you through how to handle a rescue situation. *"On his way bac... more »

Poll: Half Of America's Voters Believe The Claim That U.S. Intelligence Agencies Are Playing Politics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Rasmussen Reports*: *Voters Think U.S. Intelligence Agencies Play Politics* As the debate over Russian hacking efforts during the presidential campaign continues, voters here generally approve of the job U.S. intelligence agencies are doing but also suspect that they play politics. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s intelligence agencies have their own political agenda. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and think they generally perform impartially. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see su... more »

Glenn Greenwald: Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal and Wholly Justified + How Israel Is Turning into an Apartheid-Like State

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
Dandelion Salad Democracy Now! on Feb 16, 2017 – While congressional Democrats and some Republicans are pushing for probes into President Trump’s ties to Russia, Trump has focused largely on going after those who have leaked information to the press. On Monday, Trump’s national security adviser was forced to resign after The Washington Post reported […]

From Peaceful Protest to Armed Uprising by Graham Peebles

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 5 hours ago
by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England February 16, 2017 What began as a regional protest movement in November 2015, is in danger of becoming a fully-fledged armed uprising in Ethiopia. Angered and exasperated by the governments intransigence and duplicity, small guerrilla groups made up of local armed people have formed in Amhara and […]

Such is the future of education: On hiring exclusively adjunct faculty (Julie Shumacher)

skrashen at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
-->Alex Ruefle has prevailed upon me to support his teaching application to your department, which I gather is hiring adjunct faculty members exclusively, bypassing the tenure track with its attendant health benefits, job security, and salaries on which a human being might reasonably live. Perhaps your institution should cut to the chase and put its entire curriculum online, thereby sparing Ruefle the need to move ... You could prop him up in a broom closet in his apartment, poke him with the butt end of a mop when you need him to cough up a lecture on Caribbean fiction or the pas... more »

The Flying Tigers

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Another Brick In The Wall – Modern Education and the System of Deception

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Paul Philips* - Four critical thinkers who've changed the world by thinking outside the box. The post Another Brick In The Wall – Modern Education and the System of Deception appeared first on Waking Times.

hope - nosis

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
there is no hope there are only choices

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*DW*: *Kim Jong Nam's death hints at looming instability in North Korea* *The present North Korean dictator's half-brother had stated that he had no desire to rule, but he was assassinated anyway. Is Kim Jong Un's grip on power as firm as he would have the world believe? Julian Ryall reports.* The dust has far from settled on the death of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday, February 13, but there is a growing sense that the killing of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reflects worsening instability in Pyongyang. *Read more* .... *Comm... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
So this happened today: After stewing in anger during four rocky weeks in the White House, President Donald Trump had his say Thursday. He spent 80 minutes in an impromptu East Room news conference shredding his critics, relitigating the election, bragging about his crowds, crowing about his accomplishments and denying, deflecting and obfuscating a series of mushrooming bad stories that have dogged his presidency and depressed his approval ratings.... In Trump style, the news conference was heavy on braggadocio.... "There has never been a president that has done so much in such a s... more »

zen monk

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

the end is near !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
"The more you know, the crazier you look."

Trump Offered NSA Job to Robert Harward- Iran Attack?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*As mentioned here two days ago! * *If you didn't read it then, you may want to now? * Feb 14/17: Flynn's Ouster Planned? Robert Harward (Attack Iran?) Frontrunner *Harward is a most interesting individual particularly when one considers the post of February 10/17: "How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran" ? Elliot Abrams Nixed* *"In Donald Trump’s first term there is a serious possibility of a military conflict*, whether intentional or inadvertent,* between the United States or Israel and Iran*. What follows is *how it could unfold, and how it might be avoided"* * If the Tru... more »

Study: Savings in Welfare Costs Could Pay for Trump’s Wall

Bob Adelmann at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: study-savings-in-welfare-costs-could-pay-for-trump-s-wall] Steven Camarota's study about the costs of illegal immigration is helpful in many ways, but it doesn't point out present savings to be used to pay for a wall. However, there are other ways to pay for it.

Euphrates (Tabqua) Dam, in Syria, at Risk of Failure- Oroville Dam Karma?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*This is one I’ve been following for a while now, but have been tardy in getting the news posted.* *Same scenario as Mosul Dam- the flooding of “biblical” proportions would cleanse the area of an Arab population the Kurds/US/Israel have no tolerance, no love, for. All the while ensuring rich rebuilding contracts.* *Any damage that may have occurred presently is most probably from coalition (US) airstrikes- The localized flooding may be due to US proxies “ISIS” terrorizing the locals which works out very well for the YPG/PKK. Rising water levels will definitely come from the winter th... more »

We Obtained Leaked Copy Of Trump’s Plans For First 100 Days And It’s Just Wow!

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
We got a glimpse at copy of what Trump plans to do by his 100th day and, whoa! It's simply incredible! The post We Obtained Leaked Copy Of Trump’s Plans For First 100 Days And It’s Just Wow! appeared first on Shadowproof.

Assange Calls Out 'Intel Community'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the 'permanent government'. — Julian Assange (@julianassange) February 15, 2017 That comment by Assange says it all - you don't have to be an apologist for Trump to acknowledge what is really going on here. The deep state lost the election - Hillary was their chosen candidate and now they are working hard to 'Putinize' Trump because he was not eager to push war with Russia. In a real democracy if you lose you deal with it and rebuild for the next election. In this case ... more »

He Lost Me at "Iran is the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism..."

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Trump's Press Conference of February 16, 2017* I'm sadly giving up on this guy. Sadly because he's the only game in town. Listen to the above video broadcast of his most recent press conference. I picked it up from The Saker, who touted it as a "come back" after the mealy mouthed acceptance of Flynn's resignation. I was also hoping for a come back. Not so. Not five minutes into the press conference, Trump calls Iran *"....the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism". *Not Saudi Arabia? Not Israel...not the US itself???!!! I'm tired of patiently waiting for this guy to stop ... more »

World News Briefs -- February 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Baghdad blast* (CNN)ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb explosion Thursday in southwestern Baghdad, according to a statement released by ISIS-affiliated Amaq News Agency. The blast killed 51 people and wounded at least as many others, Gen. Saad Maan, spokesman for Baghdad's Operations Command, said in a statement. The attack targeted a busy car market in the predominately Shiite al-Bayaa district of the Iraqi capital, a security official told CNN. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* Syrian jihadists kill scores of* rival ... more »

Reginald VelJohnson Death Hoax

Kim LaCapria at - 7 hours ago
'Family Matters' star Reginald VelJohnson is alive and tweeting.

Hillary Clinton Gave 20 Percent of United States’ Uranium to Russia in Exchange for Clinton Foundation Donations?

David Emery at - 7 hours ago
Allegations of a "quid pro quo" deal giving Russia ownership of one-fifth of U.S. uranium deposits in exchange for $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation are unsubstantiated.

Tell Congress to Reject the War on Wolves Act

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Lawmakers intent on abandoning gray wolf recovery have introduced legislation (S. 164 & H.R. 424) to slash all protections afforded to wolves in Wyoming, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The War on Wolves Act isn’t just bad news for wolves, it’s also bad news for the Endangered Species Act. The last thing that nature needs is a bunch of politicians picking and choosing which species get protected and which ones are left behind. As we all know, Congress and science don’t always go together, especially when it comes to our natural world. *Back to the question: why this unrelenting... more »

Thursday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Jonathan Charlton interviews Danielle Martin about the health benefits of eliminating poverty. And the Equality Trust studies expenditures by household income level, finding among other areas of gross inequality that the rich are able to spend more on restaurants than the poor are able to put toward housing and energy. - Bruce Livesey, Robert Cribb and Marco Oved report on the precedent set by FINTRAC in allowing a bank to break the law with total anonymity. And Neel Kashkari looks at capital requirements as another area where banks are a... more »

Tech marvels and wonders

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 7 hours ago
Let's do a quick, midweek palate cleaner, and switch to the part of our nation and civilization that is doing fabulously.... science! And for starters -- Changing the future of of the hyperloop companies claims to be ready for full-scale tests. An F/A-18 Hornet releases a swarm of over a hundred mini drones that swarm with collective intelligence, like birds. Yow. Can we stop brain cancer.. with rabies? The rabies virus has the unusual ability to enter nerve cells, scientists are attempting to use it to transport tumor-killing nanoparticles into brain tumors... more »

Deep State: Ginning Up a War with Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley says there’s a difference between leaking and whistleblowing, and it’s likely that former took place in the ongoing power struggle between the deep state and the executive branch of government. She claims that the deep state is "ginning up a war with Russia". Washington DC right now is a struggle for power between the deep state and the White House, she says. Crowley gives an excellent overview for those who are wanting more than the usual anti-Russia propaganda coming from the media and the Democratic Party - which is turning out... more »

WikiLeaks Releases Documents That Alleges The CIA Spied On The 2012 French Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
RELEASE: Full text of CIA orders targetting French presidential election including Hollande, Sarkozy & Le Pen — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 16, 2017 *IBTimes:** WikiLeaks Latest Documents: CIA Spied On French Presidents, Political Parties In 2012* Seven documents allegedly show the Central Intelligence Agency spied on all of France’s major political parties in the months leading up to the country’s 2012 presidential election, WikiLeaks revealed Wednesday. That the United States spied on French and other world leaders is nothi... more »

Riots Spread To Central Paris And Tourist Hot Spots

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Police pepper-spray protesters as suburban rioting spills into the French capital yards from the Gare du Nord following police 'baton rape' of 22-year-old youth worker * * Tension has gripped some Paris suburbs since February 2, when a man was allegedly beaten up and raped * Hundreds of rioters tonight took to the streets at the Barbès - Rochechouart station, close to Gare du Nord * Windows were smashed, rubbish bins were set on fire and police cars were targeted during the disturbance Police pepper-sprayed protesters in Paris tonight as suburban rioting spilled int... more »

Suicide Bombing Kills Scores At Pakistani Sufi Mosque. Islamic State Is Taking Credit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*:* Blast hits Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine* *At least 75 dead, including children and women, as ISIL claims attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh province.* A suicide bomber killed scores of Sufi worshippers and wounded hundreds as they were performing a ritual in Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine in Sindh province. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack in Sehwan via it Amaq website. Khadim Hussain, deputy inspector-general of Hyderabad police, told Al Jaz... more »

U.S. President Donald Trump's News Conference (Complete) - February 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump says ‘I inherited a mess,’ blasts media and detractors at combative news conference* President Trump on Thursday aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors generally in a sprawling, stream-of-consciousness news conference that alternated between claims that he had “inherited a mess” and the assertion that his fledgling administration “is running like a fine-tuned machine.” “To be honest, I inherited a mess,” Trump said, in news conference that lasted more than an hour and was at times rambling, combative and... more »

Russian Spy Ship Still Off The Eastern Coast Near Critical U.S. Naval Bases

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN*:* Russian spy ship lurks off Connecticut coast* Washington (CNN)A Russian spy ship sits 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut, a US defense official told CNN, while an armed Russian warplane recently carried out a "mock attack" against a US ship. This is the farthest north the Russian spy vessel has ever ventured, according to US defense official. CNN reported that the Leonov, which conducted similar patrols in 2014 and 2015, was off the coast of Delaware Wednesday, but typically it only travels as far as Virginia. The ship is based with Russia's northern fleet on the North... more »

Back to back energy and frequency upgrades...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
Postings have been sparse here, and I am not apologizing for that. Been going through some personal upgrades energetically and assimilating all of that. There's not a lot new to say about Antarctica except that I now know who four of the architects of Andromedan/Lyran/Orian base in Antartica are, but I am not going to reveal that quite yet. This situation in Antarctica keeps becoming richer and richer in nuance and its importance for this moment. The Brits decided they need to go *search for meteorites* in Antartica (good excuse for dragging a lot of magnetic and ground pene... more »

Horrifying Video Shows Cops Torture Man With Mace Who’s Strapped to a Chair

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: torture]The same department who tortured a woman in a restraint chair and got away with it has struck again. This time, torture over a DUI charge.

Senate Right Wingers Trash Rule Meant To Keep Guns Out Of The Hands Of The Severely Mentally Ill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
A few weeks ago we pointed out that House Republicans repaid the NRA for al;l it;s support by getting rid of an extremely popular rule that sought to prevent the severely mentally ill from buying guns. Yesterday the Senate voted on the NRA bill and, guess what, it passed 57-43. Notice, the Democrats didn't try to filibuster it. Thank Little Chucky Schmucky for that. Every single Republican senator voted to allow severely mentally ill people to buy semi-automatic weapons and ammo, including Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dean Heller (R-NV). But 4 Democrats crossed the aisle and voted wit... more »

Is the Intelligence Community Keeping President Trump in the Dark?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: is-the-intelligence-community-keeping-president-trump-in-the-dark] The ongoing war between the intelligence community and Donald Trump has not eased in the wake of his election; it appears to have escalated, with the intelligence community withholding information from the president.

Calls for a Carbon Tax Are Misguided

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: calls-for-a-carbon-tax-are-misguided] There's a full-court press underway to convince President Donald Trump that it would be a good idea to impose a carbon tax on the American people. He's hearing about it not only from well-connected businessmen such as Elon Musk but also from establishment Republicans. Let's hope he has the fortitude to resist their exhortations.

Phoenix City Council Rejects Petition for Sanctuary City Status

Raven Clabough at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: phoenix-city-council-rejects-petition-for-sanctuary-city-status] In response to President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, residents in Phoenix petitioned for sanctuary status, but the request was rejected by the Phoenix City Council by a vote of 7-2 on Wednesday after a heated debate.

California Has 12,209,605 People Enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP Programs

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: california-has-12-209-605-people-enrolled-in-medicaid-or-chip-programs] As of November 2016, California has enrolled 12,209,605 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) programs.

Workers come out in force across the US, sticking two massive fingers up at Donald Trump [TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 8 hours ago
On 16 February, immigrant workers in the US sent a powerful message to Donald Trump. And many Americans joined them. Their goal was to show the anti-immigrant Trump Administration that the US economy needs immigration, and would run into serious difficulties without immigrant labour. Around the country, said The New York Times: carpenters, plumbers, cooks, cleaners and grocery […] The post Workers come out in force across the US, sticking two massive fingers up at Donald Trump [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

There was a disturbing confession at Trump’s latest press conference, and it’s being totally ignored

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 8 hours ago
On 15 February, US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference. In it, they made an alarming confession that will be welcomed by Daesh (Isis/Isil). The target Early in his initial address at the conference, Trump said: The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of […] The post There was a disturbing confession at Trump’s latest press conference, and it’s being totally ignored appeared first on The Canary.

Why would Flynn favor Russia so much?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017An actual answer exists:* In our view, the Trump administration seems to be in the grip of apparent madness. In our view, we need to learn how to discuss the administration's peculiar behaviors in terms of possible mental health issues. We see few signs that major journalists are going to learn how to do that. That said, Nicholas Kristof asks a basic question in today's New York Times column. Rather, he quotes a former general counsel to the CIA asking the question: “The bigger issue here is why Trump and people around him take such a radically differe... more »

Indigenous model to represent Canada in London Fashion Week

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Saskatoon model Shalaine Bouvier has been working locally for more than a decade, but today she is headed to London to walk an international runway. "It's huge for somebody from Saskatoon, a small town," said Bouvier. "I can't wait." Bouvier will be working with Saskatoon designer Helen Oro to bring an authentic Indigenous experience to London Fashion Week, one of the world's biggest fashion events. Oro is Indigenous, and creates fashions featuring fine bead work. Bouvier is also Indigenous. It could be a big break for both women. "I can only hope to inspire Aboriginal youth t... more »

Five lessons Trump could learn from Lincoln

Donald Nieman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Binghamton University, State University of New York at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
Lincoln in 1858; Trump in his official White House portrait, 2017. Abraham Byers/unknown How will Donald Trump observe President’s Day? Will he have the inclination or take the time to read about or reflect on the qualities of our greatest leaders? Given how busy Trump is issuing executive orders, fighting with the judiciary, managing the scandal surrounding the dismissal of his national security advisor, becoming acquainted with world leaders and tweeting, the answer is probably no. As a historian who has studied presidential leadership for decades, perhaps I can save him some... more »

BIA Hands Out Trespass Notices at Request of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. (Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017) BIA hands out trespass notices. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council requested the BIA to hand out trespass notices to Standing Rock Camps, where hundreds of water protectors remain camped. "We are doing this at the request of the tribe," according to BIA personnel on the livestream video. Sacred Stone Camp, the original camp on the land of LaDonna Allard,

The Daily "Near You?" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Petrosani, Hunedoara, Romania. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Peculiar Evil..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race, posterity as well as the existing generation, those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error." - John Stuart Mill, "The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth" Freely download "On Liberty", by John Stuart Mill, h... more »

"Decisions..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Except for totally impulsive or psychotic behavior, every human decision comes down to the choice between two alternatives." - Jeff Duntemann

"A Civil War For Control Of The U.S. Government Has Erupted Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"A Civil War For Control Of The U.S. Government Has Erupted* * Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump"* By Michael Snyder "The ruthless political assassination of Michael Flynn was just one battle of a major civil war that has erupted for control of the U.S. government. Donald Trump and his new administration are now under relentless assault by “the deep state”, and at this point it is not clear who will emerge as the victor. There are many that use the term “deep state” as a synonym for the intelligence community, but the truth is that it is much broader than that. In reality, ... more »

U.S. And Russian Foreign Ministers Meet in Bonn

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Rex Tillerson Meets Russian Counterpart in First Trip as Top U.S. Diplomat* BONN, Germany — By the time Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson decided that he wanted to join his counterparts at an important global gathering in Bonn — his first trip overseas as America’s top diplomat — all the good hotel rooms in this small German city had been taken. So Mr. Tillerson and his entourage of temporary State Department helpers took rooms at a rambling health clinic and spa next to a public bathhouse in the picturesque town of Bad Neuenahr, more than 20 miles outside of ... more »

Report: U.S. Allies Are Spying On President Trump And His Staff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Lucas Jackson / Reuters *Newsweek*: *US Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications* As part of intelligence operations being conducted against the United States for the last seven months, at least one Western European ally intercepted a series of communications before the inauguration between advisers associated with President Donald Trump and Russian government officials, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation. The sources said the interceptions include at least one contact between former National Secur... more »

Trump launches stinging attack on media per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
The BBC report President Donald Trump's attack on the media: 'US President Donald Trump has launched a ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office. Mr Trump appeared in a nearly hour-long press conference where he lambasted the media, telling reporters their level of dishonesty was out of control.' The BBC manage not to include themselves amongst the dishonest media, a place that they deserve.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Let's rosin up an itty-bitty bow and use it to play the world's most minuscule violin: Congressional Republicans, who craved unified control of the government to secure their aggressive conservative agenda, have instead found themselves on a legislative elliptical trainer, gliding toward nowhere. After moving to start rolling back the Affordable Care Act just days after President Trump was sworn in last month, Republican lawmakers and Mr. Trump have yet to deliver on any of the sweeping legislation they promised. Efforts to come up with a replacement for the health care law have bee... more »

Does Olive Oil ‘Fix’ Sagging Breasts?

Kim LaCapria at - 10 hours ago
There's no evidence to suggest olive oil or any topical treatment can prevent or reverse loss of firmness in breasts.

BREAKING: WikiLeaks Docs Expose Role of CIA Espionage in FRENCH Elections

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: CIA]As the US continues to point the finger at Russia for election interference, WikiLeaks strikes back with a bombshell CIA order exposing the hypocrisy.

DEA Just Quietly Removed Document About Marijuana Health Risks From Website

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: dea]The DEA quietly removed a document from its website which made many erroneous claims about the safety of marijuana use.

A new Russian law signals a global conservative fight-back against women’s rights

Tilly Grove at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Amid all the fuss in the US about Team Trump’s suspected links with Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s government has just signed a bill into law that effectively decriminalises domestic violence. And this could well be part of a rising conservative tide in the world, seeking to roll back the clock on women’s rights. A sorry […] The post A new Russian law signals a global conservative fight-back against women’s rights appeared first on The Canary.

The BBC says it’s the most trusted news source. That claim now lies in tatters

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The BBC often rebuts allegations that it is biased by claiming people trust it more than other media outlets. But recent polling in Scotland casts doubt on such a claim. Falling trust? In response to allegations that the BBC is biased against Scottish independence, the broadcaster claims: Reassuringly, audiences continue to tell us that the […] The post The BBC says it’s the most trusted news source. That claim now lies in tatters appeared first on The Canary.

Another press conference

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
*From the latest Trump press conference, within the last hour....* *Jon Sopel*: Could I just ask you...thank you very much Mr. President...the travel... *Donald Trump*: Where are you from? *Jon Sopel*: BBC. *Donald Trump*: Here's another beauty! *Jon Sopel*: It's a good line. Impartial, free and fair. *Donald Trump*: Yeah, sure. *Jon Sopel*: Mr. President... *Donald Trump*: Just like CNN, right? *Jon Sopel*: On the travel ban...we could banter back and forth...On the travel ban, would you accept that that was a good example of the smooth running of government?... *Donald Trump*: Yeah... more »

Russian President Putin Wants U.S. And Russian Intelligence Agencies To Cooperate Together

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Aleksey Nikolskyi *Sputnik*:* Restoring Dialogue Between Russian, US Intelligence in Common Interests - Putin* It is in the interests of both Russia and the United States to establish a dialogue to fight terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Federal Security Service (FSB) Board meeting Thursday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He told the FSB Board "it is absolutely obvious that all responsible organizations and international associations should cooperate in the area of counterterrorism." *"Restoring dialogue with the intelligence services of the United States of ... more »

ObamaCare Replacement Plan Introduced in Congress

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: obamacare-replacement-plan-introduced-in-congress] Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Mark Sanford introduced their ObamaCare Replacement Act on Wednesday, which would repeal nearly all of ObamaCare’s most onerous mandates while allowing individuals to purchase, or not to purchase, coverage.

The Shadow Government: Did Establishment Hack Flynn and Trump Admin.?

Selwyn Duke at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: the-shadow-government-did-establishment-hack-flynn-and-trump-admin] Barack Obama and the deep-state establishment are continuing to “fundamentally” change America. That’s the upshot of allegations made by many observers and by officials speaking anonymously about the ouster of White House national security advisor Michael Flynn.

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 10 hours ago
Here, on Brad Wall's choice to cover up the truth behind the Saskatchewan Party's Global Transportation Hub scandal - and the most plausible (if still inadequate) explanations for that decision. For further reading... - Again, the latest public revelation was Geoff Leo's reporting of political pressure to pay inflated prices for land. And Leo also reported on the role of Saskatchewan Party MLAs in the coverup, including by refusing to allow people who were actually involved in dubious land deals to answer questions about them. - And Murray Mandryk writes about the GTH deal as a pre... more »

Transpicuous Views: ADHD and Microcephaly, Is there a connection?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
When I first saw this report in my brain immediately began to spin. "Physical disorder, not bad behavior: Study links ADHD to brain size" This new study opens a whole lot of speculation and questions about what ADHD really is, and exactly what connections are there between the findings of this study on ADHD, Microcephaly, Autism,..... and Vaccines and Glyphosate. In this Transpicuous Views report, I quickly ran through my thought process and collected some puzzle pieces to lay on the table for us to think about. d Information Links for this Report: https://www.rt.c... more »

‘Captain Pugwash’ Double Meanings

David Mikkelson at - 11 hours ago
Rumor: The characters in 'Captain Pugwash' had names that were sexual double entendres.

Are Pharmaceutical Companies Hiding the Presence of Peanut Oil in Vaccines?

Alex Kasprak at - 11 hours ago
Among the many epidemiological trends blamed on vaccines, one of the lesser known fallacies is that they are the cause of an increased incidence of childhood peanut allergies in the United States and other nations. Alternative health website and “alien false flag” watchdog Natural News, for example, used this argument in a 13 February 2017 … Continued


Anon at Aangirfan - 11 hours ago
*Victims of the blast at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine* On 16 February 2017, a blast at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan killed around 100 people. 100 dead in ISIS suicide attack on Sufi shrine in Pakistan. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sehwan shrine bombing: Isis claims responsibility for attack . ISIS is reported to be run by the CIA and its friends. Trump may be helping Israel to destroy certain 'Moslem' countries such as Pakistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Indonesia... ~~~

World News Briefs -- February 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW:** Tillerson debuts at G20 opening as Ukraine and Russia take center stage* *The international gathering in Germany has kicked off with a slew of bilateral meetings between world leaders. Germany, Russia and the US all signaled their willingness to cooperate, but tensions among them remain.* As world leaders gathered at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, on Thursday for the two-day G20 foreign ministers meeting, the recently appointed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel appealed to Russia to use its leverage with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine in orde... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Military Times*: *The Pentagon could send conventional military forces into Syria* WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an unspecified number of American military personnel into Syria, conventional ground forces who would augment the 500 combat advisers already there coordinating efforts to destroy the Islamic State. First reported Wednesday by CNN, any such deployment would have to be approved by President Donald Trump. However, the commander in chief has directed military leaders to fast track plans for defeating the terror group and, according to Whi... more »

Polar bear habitat update for Canada at mid-February

Originally posted on polarbearscience: Mid-February is the tail end of the winter fast for polar bears. Sea ice is approaching it’s maximum global extent but local maximum extents may vary. Most of the sea ice in Canada is locked in already but two regions still vary at this time of year: the Labrador Sea off…

Key Iranian General And Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani Is In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iranian General Qassem Soleimani *FOX News*:* EXCLUSIVE: Shadowy Iranian general visits Moscow, violating sanctions* A shadowy Iranian general responsible for the deaths of nearly 500 Americans traveled to Moscow Wednesday to meet with high-ranking Russian officials -- a trip that violated multiple United Nations resolutions forbidding him from leaving his country, multiple western intelligence officials with direct knowledge of the visit told Fox News. Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani arrived in Terminal A of Vnukovo airport outside Moscow on Feb. 14 on Mahan Air WD0... more »

Anti-Assad States To Meet On Friday To Discuss Syria And Concerns Over Trump's Syrian Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Men inspect a damaged house after an airstrike on al-Yadouda village, in Deraa Governorate, Syria February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir *Reuters:* *Anti-Assad states to meet on Syria amid concerns over U.S. policy* Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump's U.S. administration took office, to seek common ground ahead of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva next week. The talks on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers meeting come as Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, is in his strongest position since the ear... more »

Internal Secession and the Road to Ruin: Two Countries

Fred Reed at 12 hours ago
Trump did not cause the deep division in the country. It caused him. There are two very different Americas. I suspect that the half of the country that voted for Trump, that voted with wild enthusiasm, that roared at huge rallies, … Continue reading →

Cancer biologist stops research as his retraction count rises to 13

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A cancer biologist based at the University of Maryland is transitioning out of research, as a journal has retracted three more of his papers. Anil Jaiswal has now lost 13 papers, including, as we reported on February 6, six retractions issued earlier this month. The Baltimore Sun reported this week that Jaiswal would no longer […] The post Cancer biologist stops research as his retraction count rises to 13 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Field Notes from the Battle Within the Democratic Party

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*TYT reporter Nomiki Konst interviews DNC Chair candidate Tom Perez* *by Gaius Publius* If you ask mainstream Democrats (not a homogeneous group, but easily identifiable by their Clintonist, Obamist policies), and also their collaborators in the so-called "left media," this question — "What about the battle within the Party?" — they'll ask incredulously back, "What battle? Doesn't everyone want unity?" Which is, itself, the next phase of the battle within the Party. The old guard, the Clinton and Obama factions, want unity — so long as they're still in charge. Which sets the twi... more »

Rare footage of Snow Leopard and cubs in the stunning landscape of their Mongolia home

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
Rare footage of a snow leopard and her cubs caught in camera traps has been released. The footage of the endangered animals in the stunning landscape of their Mongolia home has been revealed by charity WWF-UK to inspire people to sign up to next month’s Earth Hour calling for action on climate change. The images of the mother and her three young in the remote Khovd province of Mongolia include shots of the cubs taking a keen interest in the camera capturing their movements. Snow leopards, which are found in the high mountains of Asia, including in Afghanistan, China, India, Nepal... more »

Have I Reached the Party to Whom I am Speaking?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Lily Tomlin as "Ernestine"* Blogger Jim Stone is a lot further down the rabbit hole than most of us...even most of us truthers. He rides the extreme outside range of the conspiracy theory outback. I only visit his blog in times of desperation...for plausible (or any) explanation for what's going on. A couple of days ago, when this General Michael Flynn resignation hit the fan...I went to Jim's blog and something he said brought back a whole closet full of memories and references. He stated the truth...that the entire phone system in North America is owned by Israeli Zionists. ... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary: Trump And Putin Are Discussing Military Cooperation In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addresses a news conference after a NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 16. (Thierry Charlier/Agence France-Presse) *Washington Post:* *Trump and Putin are discussing military cooperation in Syria. Mattis says Russia must ‘prove itself first.’* BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that Russia will need to “prove itself first” before the United States and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are willing to let their armed forces collaborate, potentially complicating efforts by P... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary: No Military Cooperation With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir *Reuters:* *Trump's defense chief sees no military collaboration with Russia* collaboration with Russia now, in a blow to Moscow's hopes to mend ties with Washington after Trump's election. The remarks are perhaps the strongest indication yet from the Trump administration that prospects for any significant cooperation between the U.S. and Russian militaries against Islamic State in Syria... more »

Let's all help Janine have a bike...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*because this is something that we can all do.* We really can't do much about intel leaks in the administration of President Donald J. Trump. Here's something that we all *can* do today. From Janine's mom Kate, a friend to Adrienne's Corner: Once a year, an organization called Friendship Circle has a program called The Great Bike Giveaway, which seeks to get specialized bikes to handicapped children. These bikes are often prohibitively expensive for families, and because there are often many other considerations in the life of a child with special needs, a bike is often at the bo... more »

Trump’s Most Shameful Act So Far

Robert Reich - 12 hours ago
On Sunday, White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller claimed 14 percent of non-citizens... more »

The Left’s Hypocritical Anti-Trump Tax Protest

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: the-lefts-hypocritical-anti-trump-tax-protest] Liberals in the California Legislature are launching an effort to withhold the federal taxes of the state's citizens in order to protest against the election of Donald Trump.

Theresa May claims she’s ridding the police of racism, but these figures show the shocking reality

Emily Apple at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Theresa May recently claimed that she was ending racism in police stop and searches. Yet the Metropolitan Police have once again been accused of racism. Because new figures show that black and mixed-heritage people are far more likely to be tasered. The figures According to figures obtained by The Guardian, 40% of incidents of taser use in […] The post Theresa May claims she’s ridding the police of racism, but these figures show the shocking reality appeared first on The Canary.

Supreme Court President quotes Spiderman to slam Brexit media. These reactions are truly bonkers [VIDEO, TWEETS]

James Wright at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Echoing Uncle Ben from Spiderman, the Supreme Court President criticised the media coverage of the Article 50 court case. David Neuberger stated: I think with that… power does come a degree of responsibility. Neuberger said that sections of the press were “undermining the rule of law” in their response to the High Court ruling against the […] The post Supreme Court President quotes Spiderman to slam Brexit media. These reactions are truly bonkers [VIDEO, TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

The Editor of The New Statesman gets caught telling porkies… during an interview about fake news

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 12 hours ago
New Statesman Editor Jason Cowley has been caught bending the truth, right in the middle of an interview about fake news. Caught telling porkies In an interview with the BBC, Cowley stated: In an era of fake news, people are realising that good journalism is worth spending money on. While much of the liberal media has been […] The post The Editor of The New Statesman gets caught telling porkies… during an interview about fake news appeared first on The Canary.

Shock Report: FBI Arresting Far More Americans Targeting Muslims, Than Muslims Targeting Americans

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: terrorism]FBI statistics show that arrests for terrorism in the US prove we have a problem, but it's not Muslim immigrants plotting it. It's Americans.

Has The Criticisms Of The U.S. Intel Community Become Politicised?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Hill: **Right-wing media rips intelligence agencies over Flynn* Several conservative media outlets have published stories critical of intelligence agencies that argue leaks from the community led to the resignation of President Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn. Breitbart News, the right-wing populist outlet once helmed by Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, described the effort to oust Flynn as coming from “the Deep State,” or the entrenched bureaucrats “who were here in DC when Trump arrived, and who look forward to seeing him leave—as soon as possible.” ... more »

The Dubious Claims by the TN Dept. of Education

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Tennessee politicians enjoy a long, sordid history of underfunding public schools, crying about poor education quality, making outrageous demands of students and teachers, and complaining about federal interference while begging for federal grant stashes to keep state school doors open. One of those big stashes of federal cash is about to run out in 2019 unless state politicians can gin up a good reason for extending the Gear Up TN, a 7-year grant awarded in 2012 "that aims to expand the college-going culture in Tennessee and empower students to succeed." This program, which focu... more »

luxor: west bank sites, day two, and we miss abdul

laura k at wmtc - 13 hours ago
*These posts are one day behind. I write in the morning, but cannot get an internet connection until evening.* Our taxi arrangement should be great, but it has not gone smoothly. Today (Wednesday) we had three different drivers, and very nearly a fourth. With the exception of B'lal, none of them seem to understand the concept of being hired for a flat rate for the day. More likely, they understand it perfectly but are trying to make the day more profitable or easier. The worst of the bunch is the older gentleman who we’ll call Salvation Army, since he is so hot to take us to a thri... more »

President Trump Has Appointed A Trusted Ally To Completely Review The U.S. Intelligence Community

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Stephen A. Feinberg, right, a founder of Cerberus Capital Management, at the Capitol in December 2008. He is said to be in talks for a White House role examining the country’s intelligence agencies. Credit Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times *New York Times:* *White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies* WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independen... more »

Let’s Talk About Contingency

Alexis Henshaw at Duck of Minerva - 13 hours ago
Ah, the spring semester: When the thoughts of many turn to the promise of summer, while the thoughts of panicked ABDs turn to the question of what they’re going to be doing beyond the end of this academic year. Right on schedule, the jobs boards are filling up with this year’s crop of “visiting” […]

Do Rising Rates of Autism Diagnoses Reflect a Real Increase in Incidents?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
The AP assault against Trump has simplified and homogenized scientific consensus on autism research by denying growing research evidence that rising rates of autism reflect actual rising incidents. You can read the AP story here, which basically uses CDC data to argue that Trump lacks understanding of autism science if he thinks autism rates are *actually* increasing, as opposed to being driven by increased diagnoses: AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s iffy grasp of autism research more »

HOW WE GOT HERE: No one believed that Trump could win!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017Part 4—At long last, Maddow confesses:* Why did Rachel mug and clown her way through the Trump/Clinton campaign? Why did she duck every serious issue? Why did she use her time to entertain us, helping us learn to adore her more fully? Last night, the multimillionaire corporate star finally spilled concerning her own past indolence. She made her confession roughly ten minutes into her TV show as she read from a 1996 police report, and from divorce records, concerning domestic violence charges brought against Steve Bannon. Maddow spent the first nine minu... more »

Report: U.S. Intelligence Agencies With-Holding Intel From President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* US intelligence officials are 'keeping SECRETS from Donald Trump out of fear they could be compromised or leaked' after the president found out* * The new report comes after Trump attacked intelligence officials for leaking * Current and former officials said some sensitive information is being held back * It is reportedly being done because they fear that it could be 'compromised' * Part of the reasoning is reported links between Trump's team and the Kremlin Donald Trump is having sensitive information withheld from him by US intelligence officials and spies, ... more »

Who Ordered The Killing Of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un's Brother Kim Jong-nam?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Aidan Foster-Carter, The Guardian*: *Kim Jong-nam was assassinated. But was it on his brother’s orders?* Was it Kim Jong-un? Or state security? Did China play a role? The possibilities are myriad in the lurid, murderous world of North Korean power struggles Another day, another lurid North Korean mystery. Kim Jong-nam – eldest son of Kim Jong-il and half-brother of the current ruler, Kim Jong-un – died on Monday after being attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport as he was about to fly to Macau. One of two female assailants, wearing a LOL T-shirt and a denim miniskirt, fled by taxi; sh... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Effective and sometimes relatively easy to obtain, assassins have long favoured poison as a weapon of murder — AFP news agency (@AFP) February 16, 2017

“Social science isn’t definitive like chemistry:” Embattled food researcher defends his work

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
It’s been a busy few months for Brian Wansink, a prominent food researcher at Cornell University. A blog post he wrote in November prompted a huge backlash from readers who accused him of using problematic research methods to produce questionable data, and a group of researchers suggested four of his papers contained 150 inconsistencies. The scientist has […] The post “Social science isn’t definitive like chemistry:” Embattled food researcher defends his work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Mosul Campaign Day 121, Feb 15, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Islamic State is intensifying its attacks upon liberated west Mosul. On February 15 a 14-year-old suicide bomber was arrested in the Nur neighborhood, while anotherset off his device in a market in Zahra leaving 10 dead and wounding 3. A drone strike hit the Nabi Younis area killing 3 and wounding 4. The assaults have grown so bad that the United Nations announcedthat it ceased work in the city until it was more secure. A Police colonel told Reuters that all the main Iraqi (ISF) units were on the bank of the Tigris preparing for the assault on the western half of the city leav... more »

US Admits Using Radioactive Weapons in Syria that Left Thousands of Iraqi Babies Deformed

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: DU]In spite of the multiple investigations showing an exponential increase in cancer, birth defects, and death, the US continues to use the controversial DU.

Good Samaritan Now Subject of Investigation — For Giving Free Haircuts to Homeless

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: haircuts]A Tucson cosmetology student, whose school closed its doors, gave dozens of haircuts to the homeless. As a result, he is now under investigation.

"How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda (And Why You Should)" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda* * (And Why You Should)"* by Healthy Food House "Sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, is a chemical compound in the form of a white solid crystalline, and often as a fine powder, with a salty taste, and alkaline properties. Its numerous properties have been used for millennia. In the ancient Egypt, people used the natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate to create paint for their hieroglyphics. The first factory which produced baking soda was opened in 1846 in New York, by two bakers, John Dwight and Austin Church. It has a range... more »

Morning Musical Interlude: Stevie Wonder, “As” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Stevie Wonder, “As” - “We all know sometimes life's hates and troubles Can make you wish you were born in another time and space, But you can bet your life times that and twice its double That God knew exactly where he wanted you to be placed. So make sure when you say you're in it but not of it You're not helping to make this earth a place sometimes called Hell. Change your words into truths and then change that truth into love, And maybe our children's grandchildren And their great-great grandchildren will tell...” *Full lyrics are her... more »

The Economy: "Should Trump ‘Unleash’ Wall Street?” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Should Trump ‘Unleash’ Wall Street?”* by Bill Bonner "Stocks show little movement. Investors are waiting for something to happen. And wondering… Corporate earnings have been going down for nearly three years. They are now about 10% below the level set in the late summer of 2014. *Unleashing Wall Street: *Why should stocks be so expensive? Oh, yes…because the Trump Team is going to light a fire under Wall Street. But they must be wondering about that, too. Raising up stock prices- as we’ve seen over the last eight years- is not the same as restoring economic growth and family inc... more »

"How It Really Is" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Ahh, yes, those ever-loving and so very delicate precious snowflakes... Nothing better to do, boys and girls? "Love trumps hate," you say? Some *really* weird love you idiots have... Oh, and profanity warning! What a shock!

"They Should Want Roses..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“The monstrous thing is not that men have created roses out of this dung heap, but that, for some reason or other, they should want roses. For some reason or other man looks for the miracle, and to accomplish it he will wade through blood. He will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Everything is endured – disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui – in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. And all the whil... more »

"A Parade of Fools..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.” - Dean Koontz, “Brother Odd”

IRS Won’t Make Taxpayers Say If They Met ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

Michael Tennant at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: irs-won-t-make-taxpayers-say-if-they-met-obamacare-s-individual-mandate] The IRS has quietly announced that it will not require taxpayers to indicate on their returns whether they complied with ObamaCare's individual mandate.

How anti-Asian prejudices helped to poison symplectic geometry

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
In a recent blog post discussing a recent Quanta Magazine article on symplectic geometry, I told you that I was rather confident that feminism and lesbian activism has affected the stories, and how they were presented. This contribution wasn't 100% and in this text, I want to argue that another part of the "identity politics", namely the unpopularity of the Asian mathematicians within a certain clique of Western mathematicians, has been important, too. First, let me remind you that I am confident that feminism and related politics has influenced the tone of the Quanta Magazine artic... more »

Reasons Why Michael Flynn Was Fatality #1 in the Trump Presidency Takedown

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 15 hours ago
The alternative press tends to view the ruling elite as one monolithic centralized amalgamation of robber baron bankers and oil moguls personified by a handful of elitist bloodlines like the Rothschild and Rockefeller families, together wielding near absolute power over all their Fortune 500 corporate monopolies (including the 6 mega media giants for 90% optimal information control) as well as national oligarchic governments (through legalized bribery) as a means to further enslave and micro-control the global masses. Though this world-view may largely be accurate, it fails to t... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Fuji Flight* An Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 13, 2017, as Mount Fuji looms behind. The F-22 Raptor traveled to an Australian base. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Paul Kimball (Oak Island and More)

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 15 hours ago
This week I talked with Paul Kimball about a variety of topics that included Oak Island, reality TV, and some of the best UFO sightings. You can listen to the program here: For those interested, since Paul lives in Nova Scotia, the scene of the Oak Island program, and since they have teased us with the idea that treasure has been Paul Kimballfound, I asked if he had heard anything about that. He said that he hadn’t, but that he didn’t pay close attention to the newspaper reports and he wasn’t overly interested in Oak Island anyway. I wondered if the g... more »

More mental health patients are at risk of death, for one simple reason

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Data published by NHS Dorset HealthCare show that the number of unexpected deaths of mental health patients in Dorset has risen by almost 50% in three years. A BBC Panorama programme earlier this month reported the same figure. How could this be happening? One simple reason: there’s no money. Chronic underfunding Dr Andrew Mayers, a patron for […] The post More mental health patients are at risk of death, for one simple reason appeared first on The Canary.

4.5billion years of climate change, then world goes mad in last 19years without significant warming LOL!!

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
Ever since the 19th century when people first realised that the earth has regularly changed it’s climate, the evidence for ongoing continuous climate change has been growing. This is patently obvious if you look at the longest temperature series from … Continue reading →

Nixon Was A Master Of The Media-- But It Didn't Save Him... Will It Save Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The other day I was asked to participate in a BBC World Service radio debate about the Flynn firing. One of the participants was a Trump shill who reminded me of my brother-in-law-- just repeating mindless talking points from the regime via Hate Talk Radio and Fox. His talking point du jour was that the "real story" wasn't Flynn's and the Regime's connivance with Putin but the *leaking*. That was the scandal-- the leaking. An Adderall-fueled Trump tweeted about it two days in a row: *Tuesday* *Wednesday* House Intelligence Committee Ranking Democrat, Adam Schiff admonished Trum... more »

A Toxic Brew

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Lawrence Martin writes that the Conservatives appear ready to take a leap off the cliff. The two leading contenders for the leadership of the party are Maxime Bernier and Kevin O'Leary: If the polls are to be believed, it’s become a two-man race between newcomer Kevin O’Leary and libertarian Maxime Bernier. Kellie Leitch is far back. The more conventionally styled Tory candidates are not even within shouting range. Mr. Bernier would be the biggest privatizer the party has ever had as leader. One of his radical planks is to end the federal role in funding health care by transferr... more »

“Who Will Protect You from the Police?" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Who Will Protect You from the Police?* * The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions”* By John W. Whitehead “Democracy means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.” - Winston Churchill “It’s 3 a.m. You’ve been asleep for hours when suddenly you hear a loud “Crash! Bang! Boom!” Based on the yelling, shouting and mayhem, it sounds as if someone—or several someones—are breaking through your front door. With your heart racing and your stomach churning, all you can think about is keeping your family safe from the intruders who have invaded ... more »

"An Enemy At The Gates..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secret... more »

“Will Trump Succeed In Restoring America, Or Will His Enemies Drag Him (And The Country) Down?” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Will Trump Succeed In Restoring America, * *Or Will His Enemies Drag Him (And The Country) Down?”* by James George Jatras “After barely two weeks in office Donald Trump has stunned the world with his "shock and awe" campaign to keep promises made when he was a candidate. The mere fact of a politician doing what he said he would do seems to have unsettled the nerves of his opponents. What is called "Trump Derangement Syndrome" is already reaching critical proportions. Withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, ordering a start on his Mexican border wall, ordering an investigat... more »

How a student unintentionally made an explosive at U Bristol per The Safety Zone

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
As a followup to my last post, here's an explanation that makes sense. It's a statement about the incident, prepared byTimothy C. Gallagher, a chemistry professor and dean of the Faculty of Science, and Nicholas C. Norman, head of the school of chemistry.

‘Misinterpreting & Distorting Truth’ — Country Bans CNN For Being Fake News

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: cnn]Venezuela’s media watchdog has ordered CNN’s Spanish-language channel off the air across the country, accusing it of engaging in a propaganda war.

Bristol University student accidentally made explosive per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This BBC report leads me to ask two questions. Read it, here's the key part: 'University buildings were evacuated when a student accidentally made the same highly explosive substance that was used in the Paris terror attacks. An investigation by Bristol University has found that triacetone triperoxide (TATP) was "unintentionally formed during a routine procedure".' Are you, like me, asking how one accidentally makes the explosive TATP? Are you also asking what routine procedure lead to the unintentional forming of TATP? Do yo... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Revisionist History Strikes Yale* Yale University has joined the Left’s campaign of historical purges. Not that it was unforeseen or unexpected. We alerted readers to Yale’s disgraceful capitulation to revisionist history back in August, when the school formed a Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming. It’s goal? To “develop clearly delineated principles to guide the university’s decisions on proposals to remove a historical name from a building or similarly prominent structure or space on campus.” Six months later, the institution has declared officially that John C. Calh... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * *Someone fed the NYT information to quickly kill emerging Trump/Russia stories ... was it Comey? * Russian spy ship built for eavesdropping spotted 30 miles from a US submarine base Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary In "Dramatic Break" From US Policy, Trump Set To Drop "Two State Solution" In Netanyahu Meeting Warren Buffett just dropped Walmart, and signaled the death of retail as we know it A cracked California dam that forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate may have been fixed with 'patch and pray' over the years The UN is w... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
David Frum is dismayed because his fellow conservatives in Congress remain loyal to the president, so he tries to sweet-talk them into dumping Trump: Here’s something to consider. Trump has never shown much enthusiasm for the congressional agenda of reforming Obamacare and reducing taxes. He has developed no plans, and his White House staff is not structured in a way likely to produce such plans anytime soon. Without presidential leadership—and with the visible and traditional disagreements between House members who mostly hold safe seats, and senators vulnerable to state-wide elect... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Another brainless Warmist overgeneralization* *It never stops. Warmists point to some unusual event somewhere and conclude from that that the globe is warming. But climate is NOT uniform. The temperature can be rising in one place while it is falling elsewhere. And that is what we see below. Part of Arctic Norway has warmed up a bit and that is presented as evidence of global warming.In fact other parts of the Arctic -- Greenland -- are getting colder. See the ice cover graph below. These attempts to generalize from one instance are statistical and brainless rubbish, al... more »

I was spied upon, and the latest police attempt to obstruct justice is an absolute disgrace [OPINION]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 18 hours ago
The Metropolitan Police have applied [pdf] to the Undercover Policing Inquiry for more time to prepare their applications for anonymity for their officers. And the Met are further questioning whether all of its officers will have to give evidence. It is now looking as though the inquiry may not start hearing evidence in 2017. And […] The post I was spied upon, and the latest police attempt to obstruct justice is an absolute disgrace [OPINION] appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May’s car crash interview probably just lost the Conservatives a seat in parliament [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Theresa May made a 700-mile round trip to Copeland this week, in efforts to win her party some votes in a crucial by-election. Instead, she ended up crashing and burning in an interview with ITV – and it may have cost the party any hope of victory. Awkward Theresa May arrived in Copeland to shore up the […] The post Theresa May’s car crash interview probably just lost the Conservatives a seat in parliament [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

A looming Brexit bombshell is about to make many people VERY angry

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 18 hours ago
A looming Brexit bombshell is about to make a lot of people very angry. Shortly, the Electoral Commission (EC) will publish details on campaign spending in the EU referendum. And an investigation by openDemocracy suggests there will be a surprising big spender on that list. But unfortunately, due to a little-talked-about loophole in the UK system, no […] The post A looming Brexit bombshell is about to make many people VERY angry appeared first on The Canary.

Kennedy And De Niro Offer $100K Challenge to Press

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
A Letter From Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Robert De Niro to American Journalists On the occasion of our announcement of the World Mercury Project's $100K challenge, we want to address America's reporters, journalists, columnists, editors, network anchors, on-air doctors...

Press conference

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
I have to quickly say something about the Trump / Netanyahu press conference. I happened to watch it on Sky. As soon as it was over, Kay Burley immediately said something about ‘settlements’, which demonstrates the media’s reflexive reaction to anything to do with Israel and the Palestinians, (and no wonder, the way the propaganda machine has been working at it.) I didn’t even bother to switch to the BBC to see if their response was similar. The first to review it (when I Googled straight away) was the Washington Post. They picked one particular stand-out moment, which I must sa... more »

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Susan Rittereiser & Mike Miller; Medea Benjamin & Col. Ann Wright; George Lakey; Philip Russell; and Paul Spike & Bobby Byrd

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 19 hours ago
We talk Austin movie houses, Trump’s ‘foreign policy,’ the success of ‘Viking Economics,’ the failed presidency of Mexico’s Peña Nieto, and the murder of Robert Spike. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2017 The following … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCASTS* | Susan Rittereiser & Mike Miller; Medea Benjamin & Col. Ann Wright; George Lakey; Philip Russell; and Paul Spike & Bobby Byrd

Hamas hardliner?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
When I saw this BBC report on Hamas's new leader, some things stuck out like sore thumbs. 'The Palestinian militant group Hamas has elected a hardline commander of its armed wing as the movement's overall leader in the Gaza Strip. Yehiya Sinwar replaces Ismail Haniyeh, a former prime minister in the territory's Hamas-run government. Mr Sinwar was jailed in Israel for murder but freed under a deal when Hamas released an Israeli in 2011. Hamas rejects Israel's right to exist and Mr Sinwar is known to oppose any compromise with the Jewish state. Some Hamas leaders have suggested a ... more »

Stoke Central’s Muslim voters warned they will go to hell if they do not vote Labour in anti-Ukip text

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The Sun reports that: 'Stoke Central’s Muslim voters warned they will go to hell if they do not vote Labour in anti-Ukip text ... One message said failure to back Labour’s Gareth Snell would see “anti-Islam” Ukip win. It ranted: “Will you be able to answer for this in the Grave and on the Final Day??? ‘I helped the Enemies of Islam because…’” You can see the actual messages in full in the Sun article. Somehow I doubt that the BBC will report this news in any way.

Russia’s New Western Front: French Presidential Candidate Macron Accuses Russia of Hacking (Déjà vu all over again!)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Déjà vu all over again! Actually it’s Russia’s old western front, as the National Front’s Marine Le Pen’s love for … Continue reading →

Deutsche Bank Remains Trump’s Biggest Conflict of Interest Despite Settlements; Russian Money-Laundering Probe Ongoing

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
From ProPublica: “Deutsche Bank Remains Trump’s Biggest Conflict of Interest Despite Settlements by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, Feb. 9, 2017, 10:16 … Continue reading →

MOM, POP, and the Brothers Kim

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
The brothers Kim On 15 February, Malaysian police arrested a woman in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un (photos right). Last night, news services reported that a second woman has been arrested in connection with the assassination. Authorities said they are also searching for four male suspects. The Malaysian government has refused a North Korean demand that Malaysia not conduct an autopsy on Kim Jong Nam. Malaysian doctors have completed the autopsy. They have not released any details. Historically, three North Kore... more »

“Got a little list?”

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
“Got a little list?” or Newsnight heads towards self-inflicted no-platforming. I’ve been feeling duty bound to watch Newsnight recently, as if watching it will somehow immunise me against its worst effects. Keeping guard, if you like. And for that reason, I saw last night’s episode, aspects of which Craig has addressed below. Just in case any of our readers didn’t follow the links or click on all the clicks, I’m going to expand on it. If you didn’t watch this interview, it’s here. After having been subjected to Tariq Ramadan’s monologue, too. O’Brien has a habit of asking people ... more »

“Predatory Humanism” and the Plunder of Haiti: “Clinton Robin Hood in Reverse Must Be Punished”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: clintons] The operation did not actually get all the necessary approvals for what they claimed they were doing. This is a case of grabbing the money and worrying about it all later. Later is unfortunately now. I expect that all the reckless behavior we have long suspected will be flushed out into the public domain. It looks like an awful story with zero redemption.. . *“Predatory Humanism” and the Plunder of Haiti: “Clinton Robin Hood in Reverse Must Be Punished”* *Interview of Charles Ortel with Dady Chery* *By Charles Ortel and Dady Chery* *Global... more »

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Reverses Fibromyalgia in 70% of Patients, Researchers Find

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
*[image: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Reverses Fibromyalgia in 70% of Patients, Researchers Find 2] * This is important information as it powerfully infers that the problem is a failure of oxygenated blood to fully reach nerve ends triggering pain.Another therapy indicated would be the simple drinking of a biological oxygen solution. In fact the whole syndrome of associated issues could benefit from both therapies.All good. *Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Reverses Fibromyalgia in 70% of Patients, Researchers Find* *February 8th, 2017* *By Carolanne Wright* *Fibromyalgia — a diso... more »

Tennessee Couple Accused of Locking Girl with Autism in Wooden Cage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Sad story of course, but this item is too shallow by far. That feces was smelled on the cage tells me immediately that the child was habitually playing with feces. Think about that running around your house. Now the state will have the pleasure of caring for this child and likely the State had previously rejected such a choice. This is also a severe case and may well include retardation as well with no possible happy outcome. You must understand that such a child needs 24/7 supervision in order to live normally in a like community. He will do well there. The parents have do... more »

Hundreds of Ancient Earthworks Resembling Stonehenge Found in Amazon Rainforest

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What this shows us is that large local populations existed that could build these. All in walking distance as well. Terra Preta allowed sustainable agriculture in the form of intense garden operations suitable for the tropics. some larger field operations existed as well that actually used maize which produced the biomass for Terra Preta. These circles do provide some protection and actual posts may well have been impractical. That leaves a bamboo hedge which would suit perfectly. In fact such a hedge is easily made impenetrable with ongoing grooming. The ground also become... more »

Start planning the revolution! In real life and in sci fi (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
First items you all have probably heard by now - news that Donald Trump’s senior staff all use the same RNC email server that mysteriously disappeared 22 million messages during George W. Bush’s administration and one that U.S. intelligence services believe was compromised by the Russians at the same time as the DNC’s. The Trump campaign hammered Hillary Clinton for her using a private email server, during her tenure as Secretary of State. Also five members of DT’s staff turn out to have been registered to vote in more than one state. Ah, consistency.


LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Our mutual blogging friend, Dr. Jim, a volunteer on the *USS Iowa* (BB-61) hosted a behind-the-scenes tour for me yesterday. Thank you Jim. It was a GREAT EXPERIENCE! There are about 1,000 volunteers that keep the ship running with about 300 of those working as key players. Dr. Jim is one of those essential people--until he leaves for Colorado and makes his CALEXIT. For those of you who have seen the movie, "Battleship" where the *USS Missouri* takes on aliens, the *USS Iowa* could be at sea in her current configuration. The standard start-up time for an *Iowa Class* Battleship is ... more »

Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears not ‘declining’ concludes new report

Originally posted on polarbearscience: The 2016 Scientific Working Group report on Baffin Bay and Kane Basin polar bears was released online without fanfare last week, confirming what local Inuit have been saying for years: contrary to the assertions of Polar Bear Specialist Group scientists, Baffin Bay and Kane Basin subpopulations have not been declining but…

Winston Churchill, the astrophysicist

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Winston Churchill was one of the most consequential leaders of the 20th century. Some months ago, I watched a movie about him that claimed that Churchill did many of the impressive things in order to prove to his father that he was no loser. It worked rather well because I don't have a clue who his father was. Aside from the successful resistance to the Third Reich, Churchill supervised the construction of the British radar and their nuclear program. His focus on science and technology in warfare was self-evident. As early as in 1931, he wrote a text estimating the amazing power hid... more »


miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 22 hours ago

US Senate Judiciary Committee Leaders (Bipartisan) Request Briefing, Documents on Flynn Resignation

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 22 hours ago
“Judiciary Committee Leaders Request Briefing, Documents on Flynn Resignation Feb 15 2017 Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and … Continue reading →

So this was a *free vote* then, was it?

Alison at Creekside - 22 hours ago
From the Liberal Party Platform: For members of the Liberal Caucus, all votes will be *free votes with the exception of:* *• those that implement the Liberal electoral platform;* • traditional confidence matters, like the budget; and • those that address our shared values and the protections guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Unless you'd like to argue that *not* implementing anything *is* the Liberal electoral platform. So which argument from Trudeau was so compelling that all 173 Liberal members in the HoC voted No? The first one where we could not h... more »

NATO Accuses Russia of Fake News, While Hysterically Warning of WWIII

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
NATO accuses Russia of fake news, while hysterically warning of WWIII by Finian Cunningham, News media organizations in NATO member countries have no qualms about repeating unfounded, reckless claims of an imminent invasion of Europe by the Russian military, even threatening to ignite World War Three. – Yet when it comes to Russian media presenting valid […]

Gaza Patients Suffer Due to Israeli Blockade

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Israel has been preventing medical equipment and spare parts from reaching Gaza hospitals as part of its inhumane blockade of the coastal territory. Our correspondent Ashraf Shannon explains how the illegal practice has taken its toll on the hospitals’ infrastructure and patients. Wilderness means desert. Numbers 1:19 As the Lord […]

DNA Science Proves: Ashkenazi Khazar Jews (90+% of Modern Jewry) Are NOT Semitic People, Not The Descendents of the 12 Tribes of Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
DNA Science Proves: Ashkenazi Khazar Jews (90+% of Modern Jewry) Are NOT Semitic People, Not The Descendents of the 12 Tribes of Israel by Texe Marrs, Angry Khazar Jews Reject DNA Science and History “Some people, historians and even scientists, turn a blind eye to the truth.” — Dr. Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish […]

Russian Insiders Fear Washington Establishment will Assassinate Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Russian Insiders Fear Washington Establishment will Assassinate Trump by Paul Joseph Watson | Globalist magazine: “Trump may be ousted or even killed” Russian insiders are fearful that the Washington establishment will attempt to assassinate Donald Trump, according to a magazine with deep ties to the globalist elite. – The revelation is buried deep within a […]

To Stop Trump: Globalists Plan Economic Collapse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 The globalists are desperate, Donald Trump undoing everything they’ve worked for and they’re willing to do anything to stop him. end

NYTimes Reports Trump Aides’ “Repeated Contact” With Russian Intel Officials, Admits No Collusion Discovered

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
NYTimes Reports Trump Aides’ “Repeated Contact” With Russian Intel Officials, Admits No Collusion Discovered by Tyler Durden, As The White House tries to put the Flynn disappointment behind them, The New York Times appears to be resurrecting an old story with a new angle to keep the ‘blame the Russians’ narrative alive. Following FISA […]

William Engdahl: Will Trump Destroy the Euro?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Will Trump Destroy the Euro? by William Engdahl, In his first few days in office as President, ‘The Donald’ has fired off so many Executive Orders and aggressive tweets that much of the world is dizzy. One policy that’s clearly emerging from the smoke of immigrant ban attempts, XL Keystone pipeline approvals and bellicose threats against […]

On-Air Weathercasters views on Climate Change

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
*2016 national survey of broadcast meteorologists* A survey of 646 Broadcast Meteorologists: Selected Findings (Page 3 of report) Views of climate change: - Nearly all weathercasters (over 99%) think climate change – as defined by the American Meteorological Society – is happening. - Nearly half of weathercasters (46%) are convinced that the climate change over the past 50 years has been primarily or entirely due to human activity, and nearly one-quarter (22%) think it is more or less equally caused by human activity and natural events. About one-quarter (24%) thi... more »

London Premiere of VaXxed

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 23 hours ago
By John Stone On Tuesday evening the London premiere of VaXxed took place under the auspices of the centre for Homeopathic Education at Regent’s University, after the Curzon Group of cinemas were intimidated into dropping the film – the new...


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
Anyone who saw the combative closing interview on last night's *Newsnight *might be interested in the following exchange of emails, tweeted by James O'Brien's less-than-impressed interviewee, Asra Nomani:


Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
*Celia Imrie* As a child, the actress *Celia Imrie* was treated at a London hospital "that carried out CIA mind control." My electric shock nightmare at the hands of the CIA's evil doctor *NICE ATTACK 2016* On 14 July 2016, Celia Imrie "narrowly escaped death as she was out celebrating Bastille Day in Nice during the terrorist attack that left 84 dead." Imrie was part of the crowd. Celia Imrie *William Walters Sargant (1907 - 1988) * At the age of 14, Celia Imrie was a patient in London's Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women. Imrie was treated by the psychiatrist *... more »

David P. Hamilton : The French presidential election: Does the Left have a shot?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
The central electoral issue is, who will win the opportunity to beat Le Pen in the runoff? By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | February 16, 2017 In the wake of the disastrous term in office of “Socialist” … finish reading David P. Hamilton : The French presidential election: Does the Left have a shot?

Americans Need Mexico, Here’s Why (IEET) at Ethical Technology - 1 day ago
President Trump has suggested a tax on Mexican imports in order to finance the wall. How would this tax affect everyday life in the U.S.?

When It Comes To The U.S. Defense Budget, The Defense Hawks Will Always Defeat The Fiscal Hawks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The U.S. Capitol Building is lit at sunset in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *Austin Wright and Jeremy Herb, Politico:* *Trump's military build-up to spark GOP civil war* The president will make some strange alliances as he seeks a Pentagon budget boost. President Donald Trump is about to blow up the uneasy détente between GOP defense and fiscal hawks. The Pentagon is set to seek tens of billions of dollars from Congress to implement Trump’s vow to rebuild the military — “to load it up” with “beautiful new equipment,” as he said at the U.S. Central Co... more »

Is This The Attack Plane That Will Replace The A-10?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Stavatti art *David Axe, War Is Boring:* *This Weird Little Company Wants to Build the Next A-10* Stavatti thinks it can wrap a new plane around the Warthog’s gun Stavatti, the mercurial, Minnesota-based aerospace startup, has dusted off its old proposal for a new attack plane to partially replace the U.S. Air Force’s venerable A-10 Warthog. The Machete, which is still just a concept, would come in two variants optimized for close air support — the propeller-driven SM-27 and the jet-propelled SM-28. Stavatti has proposed other variants of the Machete for air-to-air combat and adv... more »

The FBI Uses 48 Questions To Determine If Someone Is A Terrorist

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Cora Currier and Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept*: *48 Questions the FBI Uses to Determine if Someone Is a Likely Terrorist* FOR THE PAST year and a half, the FBI has been using a secret scoring system to judge the likelihood that someone will carry out a violent attack. The survey, called “Indicators of Mobilization to Violence,” assigns points based on factors like religious observance, travel history, financial transactions, and physical appearance. A copy of the survey in a classified FBI document was obtained by The Intercept. The survey itself consists of 48 questions that a... more »

Will The U.S. And Russia Cooperate On Syria And Other Issues?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov attend a meeting with top military officials at the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 22, 2016. (photo by Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Nikolskyi) *Maxim A. Suchkov, Al-Monitor*: *Are Russia, US ready to cooperate on Syria and beyond?* As the Syrian war rages on and intense preparations are underway for Feb. 23 peace talks in Geneva, a key question being raised is whether Moscow and Washington might be coming together to reach a deal on Syria, or at least pooling their effo... more »

Forget Flynn; Logan Act Could Ensnare Top Establishment Insiders

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: forget-flynn-logan-act-could-ensnare-top-establishment-insiders] Globalists and establishment types, watch out. The establishment media-driven brouhaha over Trump's national security advisor Lt. General Michael Flynn, who just resigned amid the controversy, has resurrected talk of an obscure U.S. law known as the Logan Act. Passed more than 200 years ago, the federal statute makes it a crime for Americans to seek to influence the policies of foreign governments without official permission from U.S. authorities. And Flynn aside, there are plenty of Americans in that category ... more »

How robots could help chronically ill kids attend school

Mark Warschauer, Professor of Education and Informatics, University of California, Irvine at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Too sick to attend school in person, but perfectly able to participate with a robot's help. AP Photo/David Duprey Over the past century, American schools have integrated an ever-more-diverse group of students. Racial integration is most prominent, but it’s not just Native Americans, blacks and Latinos who have been brought into public education. Schools today serve children with conditions on the autism spectrum, Down syndrome and many other medical issues. But there is one group of children who still cannot attend school: those with serious chronic illnesses. A rolling screen with ... more »

Feel Like Celebrating Puzder And Flynn? Here's A New Rickie Lee Jones Song That Should Help

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I had dinner with an old comrade-in-arms last week. You may remember her from this great song she did with the Squirrel Nut Zippers for Blue America candidates. Yep, Rickie Lee Jones, currently of New Orleans. She told me about the video above for a song she and Madeleine Peyroux had recently recorded with producer Larry Klein. I was a fan of the David Essex version but this duet is *amazing*-- and the video: WOW! These are some pretty provocative images everyone should think about and think about again, especially people who got something out of Helen's post yesterday. The good ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Starwalkers" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, "Starwalkers" -

"A Look to the Heavens" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size.* The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in sci... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeking Order In The Natural Order” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Seeking Order In The Natural Order”* by Chet Raymo “It is a popular misconception that evolution is “just a theory.” On the contrary, the evidence for the development of life over billions of years by common descent from simple ancestors is overwhelming. So overwhelming that most biologists and geologists would call evolution a “fact.” The influential geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky said “Nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution.” Nobel prize-winning biologist Peter Medewar said, “The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms is not to think at all.” What these t... more »

"The Small Beacon..." (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us." - James Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time"

Paulo Coelho, “Dreams and Obsessions” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Dreams and Obsessions” by Paulo Coelho “Your theory about every person could reach everything in life is really optimistic. But if the person tried once and was despaired and disappointed what is he going to do?” - Antoine Rigal, Lyon, France “There is sometimes a bit of confusion in regards to a passage in my book "The Alchemist": “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Some people sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. Life is strange: the happier people can be, the unhappier they are. I have some friends that thi... more »

The CIA’s Covert Psychics Program Revealed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - If the CIA was doing this 30 years ago, what are they up to now? The post The CIA’s Covert Psychics Program Revealed appeared first on Waking Times.

Deep State: War Within American Ruling Elites

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comWatch the latest video at Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Gen. Michael Flynn resigning as President Trump's National Security Advisor and the divide between the intelligence community and Trump. During an interview on the FOX Business Network, former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said the intelligence community was responsible for leaking information that Trump’s national security advisor, Mike Flynn, had secretly discussed sanctions with Russian officials before the inauguration and ar... more »

The Media Doesn’t Want You to See The Real Reason Mike Flynn was Forced to Resign!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Paris Swade for Liberty Writers reports, The Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee want the FBI to do an assessment of the media leaks that have been happening lately. We are talking about the recent leak concerning Mike Flynn. Read More/Source/Credit(FAIR USE): –… end

Roger Stone: “Russian Story Is Recycled Bullshit”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Roger Stone breaks down how the Russian story is nothing more than made up bullshit designed to weaken Donald Trump. end

Some US Intel Officials ‘Trying to Reignite Cold War’, Behind Media’s Russia Panic – Dennis Kucinich

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 A recent New York Times article based on yet another leak from unnamed officials in the Trump administration claimed that people on President Donald Trump’s campaign team were in contact with Russian officials. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story. end

US Intelligence Community ‘Afraid of What Trump is Going to Do’ – NSA Whistleblower

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 Following Mike Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor, House Democrats introduced a bill on Wednesday that would empower Congress to review any changes to current US sanctions against Russia. President Donald Trump’s tense relationship with the intelligence community has become increasingly antagonistic NSA whistleblower Bill Binney joins RT America’s Anya […]

Pentagon Confirms US Used Depleted Uranium Against ISIS

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 15, 2017 The Pentagon has confirmed that they fired thousands of rounds of armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium during Operation Inherent Resolve to destroy more than 330 Islamic State oil trucks. RT correspondent Gayane Chichakyan reports. end

US To Send Nuclear Subs, Stealth Fighters To Korea As Tensions Run High

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US To Send Nuclear Subs, Stealth Fighters To Korea As Tensions Run High by RYAN PICKRELL, The U.S. is preparing to send strategic military assets to South Korea for drills as tensions run high on the peninsula following North Korea’s test of a new offensive weapon. – “The two sides have agreed to send U.S. […]

BUSTED! MSM Pushing Fake News Yet Again

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 Article associated with this video – Trump Turns The Tables On MSM Causing Major Media Meltdown As They Push Another Fake News Story @… The mainstream media has gone into full meltdown mode, created false stories, then refusing to offer corrections or updates on their original pieces. end

Jim Rogers Reiterates His Call For A Crash Of Epic Proportions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Jim Rogers Reiterates His Call For A Crash Of Epic Proportions by Jeff Berwick, Last year we covered a number of big name investors’ warnings regarding the future of financial markets. Many had quite a stark view including George Soros’ Quantum Fund co-founder, Jim Rogers. – This past May, Rogers had such a dismal outlook that […]

Gerald Celente: Debt Crisis Builds — Buy Gold. Definite Movement to Take Trump Out

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Gerald Celente: Debt Crisis Builds — Buy Gold. Definite Movement to Take Trump Out by Greg Hunter’s Trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the resignation of top security advisor Michael Flynn is further proof there is an ongoing “destabilization campaign” and a “definite movement to take out Trump.” Celente explains, “When Trump came in, one of […]

William Engdahl: Washington’s Dangerous War On Cash — What It’s Really About

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Washington’s Dangerous War On Cash: What It’s Really About by * India withdraws 86% of the value of all currency in circulation; * USAID; Project Catalyst; * Global Innovation Exchange; * Better Than Cash Alliance; * Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; * UNICEF; UN Development Program; * Mitre Corporation; * the Foreign Account Tax Compliance […]

Are Schools Banning Valentine’s Day Because it Offends Muslims?

Kim LaCapria at - 1 day ago
Outrage-generating web sites latched on to old news about a school's Valentine's Day policy revision to suggest that offended Muslims demanded its cancellation.

Governor issues evacuation order for Standing Rock Camp Feb.15, 2017 at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Watch livestreams from camp on Facebook at: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 -- North Dakota Governor issues evacuation order: Today, as the North Dakota Governor issued an emergency

The role of women as described by female Muslim activist

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Islam in Australia: myths and common media positions. Part 6 The role of women as described by female Muslim activist, Yassmin Abdel-Magied. *Anthony Cox* On a recent Q&A program Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied had a heated exchange with senator Jacquie Lambie. Magied maintained Islam treated women well and was compatible with Western democracy. Lambie strenuously disagreed with Magied who has just been on a taxpayer funded trip to the Middle East promoting her recent book. Magied went to the Muslim nations shown in the following map published in an article written by Caroli... more »

Nordstrom Files for Chapter 11 After Scott Baio Boycott?

Bethania Palma at - 1 day ago
On 13 February 2017, Fox News published a story appearing to report that “Happy Days” actor Scott Baio announced he would boycott retail chain Nordstrom because he was unhappy with its decision to drop the clothing line of President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka: Actor Scott Baio, a known President Donald Trump supporter, said on Twitter that … Continued

Did Ben & Jerry’s Create an ‘ImPeachMint’ Flavored Ice Cream for President Donald Trump?

Dan Evon at - 1 day ago
The politically flavored frozen treat is a mockup — not an official product from the ice cream company.

Resisting Trump By Fighting Racial Gerrymandering And Taking Back State Legislatures-- Like In Virginia

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
As we've been explaining, Republicans hold a record number of state legislative seats right now. This is not because more people vote for them. Democrats aren't losing elections, as the so-called Democrat Jim Webb asserted on *Meet the Press* Sunday, because Democrats are too focused on "identity politics" or because we’ve moved too far to the left. This is because Republicans prevent people from voting and racially gerrymander statehouses across the country. With operation REDMAP and a slew of partisan policies, Republicans have systematically taken control of both houses of 32 s... more »

Oak Flat Weekend Feb.16 -- 19, 2017 at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Watch recent program about Apache resistance at Oak Flat on Vice:

Ben Hirsch : What is Tom Brady, and why does it matter?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The Brady-as-an-underdog tale has got to be one of the most dubious American sports myths. By Ben Hirsch | The Rag Blog | February 15, 2017 I was 11 years old and lived in Hull, Massachusetts, a suburb on the … finish reading Ben Hirsch : What is Tom Brady, and why does it matter?

Securus And CoreCivic Sued For Providing Attorney-Prisoner Calls To Law Enforcement

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
Attorneys Adam Crane and David Johnson sued private prison company CoreCivic and the for-profit phone and video visitation service Securus Technologies in federal court for recording and storing confidential communications between pretrial detainees and their attorneys. Crane and Johnson allege [PDF] CoreCivic and Securus made recorded communications available to law enforcement agencies, including prosecutors, which not The post Securus And CoreCivic Sued For Providing Attorney-Prisoner Calls To Law Enforcement appeared first on Shadowproof.

U.S. President Trump And Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Meet In Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Trump Drops Two-State Solution as Keystone of Mideast Peace* * Israelis should ‘hold back on settlements,’ president says * Palestinians must ‘get rid of some of that hate,’ Trump says President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be open to a Mideast peace agreement that doesn’t include separate states for Israel and the Palestinians, abandoning a U.S. position that has underpinned more than a decade of failed negotiations between the two sides. “I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said of the path to peace during a joint news conference with Israel Prime ... more »

Santa Monica City Council to Divest from Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
Update: The City Council voted 5-to-0 to support divesting Santa Monica from Wells Fargo. Council members Sue Himmelrich and Pam O’Connor were not present for the vote. Himmelrich recused herself from the vote because she said she has represented Wells Fargo in the past and her husband currently represents Wells Fargo. At its meeting tonight, the Santa Monica City Council will consider divesting the beachside city’s funds from Wells Fargo over concerns about the bank’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The item was placed on Tuesday’s agenda by Councilmembers Terry ... more »

Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination For U.S. Labor Secretary

Arturo Garcia at - 1 day ago
On 15 February 2017, fast food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to serve as Labor Secretary for U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid growing bipartisan opposition: I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor. I’m honored to have been considered and am grateful to all who have supported me. — Andy Puzder (@AndyPuzder) February … Continued

Has the Process to Impeach President Donald Trump Begun?

Bethania Palma at - 1 day ago
On 15 February 2017, left-of-center web site posted a story with a misleading clickbait headline: “Donald Trump Impeachment Process Begins – FEC Paperwork Filed – Tantrum Imminent.” The story then went on to report that a California Democrat, Boyd Roberts of Laguna Beach, had announced plans to challenge the sitting Republican, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, and has … Continued

Open Warfare Declared in DC as Deep State ‘Goes Nuclear’ — Trump ‘Will Die in Jail’

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: state]A battle for dominance is playing out in DC among those who consider themselves the 'permanent government' and those trying to take it over.

Grammar schools are asking parents for donations to cover funding cuts

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 1 day ago
Fee and KJ identify our last remaining hope for social mobility... SOURCE GUARDIAN: Grammar schools ask parents for donations to cover funding cuts The government’s plans for a revised “fair funding” formula would mean most grammar schools were worse off as a result of the changes proposed by the education secretary, Justine Greening – at a time when the government is banking on grammar

Frankfurt Police Say Reports of 2017 New Year’s Mass Sex Assaults Were ‘Without Foundation’

Kim LaCapria at - 1 day ago
German media reports of mass sexual assaults that reportedly took place on 31 January 2016 and 1 January 2017 have been withdrawn after local police discovered that the rumors were completely baseless. On 5 February 2017, German-language paper Bild published a report that “masses” of migrants participated in what they termed a “sex mob” during 2017’s New … Continued

Netanyahu's meeting with Trump: Good for Israeli-Palestinian peace?

Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs and Israel Studies, Northeastern University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
At their meeting at the White House today, U.S. President Donald Trump asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “hold back on settlements for a little bit.” There are now more than 400,000 Israelis living in over 100 settlements located in the West Bank. Another 300,000 or so are living in East Jerusalem, which Israel has officially annexed. Driven by a powerful combination of religious nationalism, economic incentives and security concerns, the continued expansion of Israeli settlements is one of the main reasons so many seasoned observers of the conflict, myself includ... more »

Hype Or Health? Sitting Is As Bad For You As Smoking

The Conversation at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
[image:]Sitting has been branded the “new smoking” for its supposed public health risks, especially for people with sit-down office jobs. Over the past 15 years or so sitting has been linked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes and even read more

Greg Hunter, "Gerald Celente: Definite Movement to Take Trump Out” (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Gerald Celente: Definite Movement to Take Trump Out”* By Greg Hunter’s "Trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the resignation of top security advisor Michael Flynn is further proof there is an ongoing “destabilization campaign” and a “definite movement to take out Trump.” Celente explains, “When Trump came in, one of the first things he said in his campaign is let’s stop this fighting with Russia, they’re not the threat that everyone says they are. Since he’s been saying that, he’s been attacked. Let’s go back to Michael Flynn. Trump and Flynn say the CIA has beco... more »

The Daily "Near You?" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Colwell, Iowa, USA. Thanks for stopping by! Colwell, why are you using GoogleBot to index/download the entire blog?

The Poet: Wendell Berry, "A Warning To My Readers" (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Warning To My Readers"* "Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is not natural. A wonder is what it is." - Wendell Berry

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*James Robbins, US News and World Report*: *Assessing the Syria Situation* U.S. goals in Syria have dramatically shifted since the Trump administration took office. The Obama administration's Syria strategy has left along with the former president. The question remains how the United States will continue to be involved in the conflict, if at all. Peace talks are scheduled to take place in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on Feb. 16-17, sponsored by Russia and Iran (on the part of the Damascus government), and Turkey (on the part of some of the rebel groups). A second round of talks... more »

The Obvious Safe Zone for Displaced Syrians is Israeli Claimed Golan

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*That's right readers!*It's the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about! It would be the most efficient, cost effective and best for the Syrian people*.*It is already a safe zone- UN peacekeepers are in the area and more can be deployed! Therefore displaced Syrians can be moved within Syria's territory, back to Golan and quite easily be resettled. The land is rich. Fertile soil. Water and natural resources are abundant. No burden for the EU. Canada. The US. The international community does NOT recognize Israel's claim on Syria's territorial land. Therefore the land claimed... more »

Trump’s Randian Foreign Policy

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This is a guest post by Zachary C. Shirkey, an Associate Professor of Political Science, Hunter College, CUNY. Attempts by observers to give Trump’s foreign policy some coherence by finding an underlying ideology that motivates it have largely focused on Jacksonianism. Certainly, aspects of Trump’s outlook and those of a number of his advisers fit the description […]

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